Title:
Anti slip device for monitor
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An anti-slip device for the supporting stand of a monitor, which is capable of preventing the bottom rod of the supporting stand from slipping. The anti-slip device includes: a semi section anti-slip sleeve; at least one insert member which protrudes from the anti-slip sleeve; a rotatable body cover which is integrally formed with and extends from one end of the anti-slip device; and a snap fastener which is connected to the free end of the body cover. An insertion slot is correspondingly formed on the anti-slip sleeve. To utilize the monitor, the anti-slip device is clamped onto the bottom rod of the supporting stand. The insert member is further inserted into the reserved hole in the bottom rod. The body cover is then closed around the top of the bottom rod. It is because of the insert connection to the insert member and the clamp by the body cover and the anti-slip sleeve, that the anti-slip device is securely attached to the supporting stand.



Inventors:
Chen, Yin-hung (Taipei, TW)
Application Number:
10/934582
Publication Date:
03/09/2006
Filing Date:
09/03/2004
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G23/02
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Primary Examiner:
STERLING, AMY JO
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Yi-Wen Tseng (Fairfax, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A anti-slip device, comprising: an anti-slip sleeve which is a semi section; at least one insert member formed inside the anti-slip sleeve, being inserted into an object, which is to be enwrapped by the anti-slip sleeve, in order to fix the anti-slip sleeve onto the object; a body cover integrally formed with and extending from one end of the anti-slip sleeve, which is capable of being bent and connected onto the top of the anti-slip sleeve; and a snap fastener formed at the free end of the body cover, with an insert slot correspondingly formed on the anti-slip sleeve.

2. The anti-slip device of claim 1, wherein the object is the bottom rod of a supporting stand.

3. The anti-slip device of claim 1, wherein the insert member is formed with a bulge column which is topped with a circular cone head.

4. The anti-slip device of claim 1, wherein the snap fastener is formed with at least one snap hook.

5. The anti-slip device of claim 1, wherein a plurality of rib strips are formed beneath the anti-slip sleeve.

6. An anti-slip device for a supporting stand, comprising: an anti-slip sleeve which is a semi section, the antis lip sleeve being clamped onto the bottom of the bottom rod of a supporting stand; at least one insert member formed inside the anti slip sleeve, being inserted into a reserved hole in the bottom rod in order to attach the anti-slip sleeve onto the object; a body cover integrally extending from one end of the anti-slip sleeve, which is capable of being bent and connected onto the top of the anti-slip sleeve in order to facilitate the enwrapping of the bottom rod between the anti-slip sleeve and the body cover; and a snap fastener formed at the free end of the body cover, with an insert slot correspondingly formed on the anti-slip sleeve.

7. The anti-slip device for a supporting stand of claim 6, wherein the insert member is formed with a bulge column which is topped with a circular cone head.

8. The anti-slip device of for a supporting stand of claim 6, wherein the snap fastener is formed with at least one snap hook.

9. The anti-slip device for a supporting stand of claim 6, wherein a plurality of rib strips are formed beneath the anti-slip sleeve.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates in general to an anti-slip device, and more particularly, to an anti-slip device for the supporting stand of a monitor, which is capable of preventing the bottom rod of the supporting stand from slipping.

Ordinarily, in order to erect an object on a planar surface such as a table, a supporting stand must be pivotally connected to the rear of the object. This supporting stand is rotated out in order to create a specific distance between the supporting stand and the object. The object is capable of being erected on a planar surface, such as a table, because the supporting stand acts as a prop for the object when such a specific distance is created. But, because the supporting stand is constructed from tubular rod material for the most part, the support stand is very likely to slip on a flat, planar surface. Such a slip on the part of the support stands could cause the object to fall and become damaged. Consequently, to remedy this danger, an anti-slip sleeve 10a is installed over the bottom rod 5a of the supporting stand 20a, as illustrated in FIG. 1A. This anti-slip sleeve 10a is in the shape of a semi circle arc and is directly installed over the bottom rod 5a. Another conventional anti-slip device is illustrated in FIG. 1B. The anti-slip sleeve 10b has a tubular design and is directly sleeved over the bottom rod 5a. After installation of either anti-slip sleeve 10a or 10b, the supporting stand 20a is prevented from slipping because it makes contact with the flat, planar surface via the anti-slip sleeve.

However, because the aforementioned anti-slip sleeves, 10a and 10b, are only sleeved over the bottom rod 5a of the supporting stand 20, these anti-slip sleeves are not fixed over the bottom rod 5a and can be laterally dislocated. Such a lateral dislocation creates an unstable condition which is based on a shift in the object's center of gravity.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides an anti-slip device which is securely inserted over the bottom rod of the supporting stand. The anti-slip device locks the anti-slip sleeve onto the supporting stand and, thereby, prevents the anti-slip sleeve from moving laterally while installed on the supporting stand.

The anti-slip device provided by the present invention includes: a semi section anti-slip sleeve; at least one insert member which protrudes from the anti-slip sleeve; a rotatable body cover which is integrally formed with and extends from one end of the anti-slip device; and a snap fastener which is connected to the free end of the body cover. An insertion slot is correspondingly formed on the anti-slip sleeve. To utilize the monitor, a consumer clamps the anti-slip device onto the bottom rod of the supporting stand, inserts the insert member into the reserved hole in the bottom rod, and then closes the body cover around the top of the bottom rod, clipping the snap fastener into the insert slot of the anti-slip sleeve. This procedure encloses the bottom rod between the anti-slip sleeve and the body cover. It is because of the insert connection to the insert member and the clamp by the body cover and the anti-slip sleeve, that the anti-slip device is securely attached to the supporting stand.

The present invention provides the anti-slip device with one or more insert members which protrude from the anti-slip sleeve. The insert member is formed with a bulge column that is topped with a circular cone head. The bulge column is inserted into a hole in the bottom rod in order to secure the anti-slip sleeve over the bottom rod. The snap fastener is formed by one or more snap hooks. This snap hook is inserted into the slot of the anti-slip sleeve.

These and other objectives of the present invention will become obvious to those of ordinary skill in the art after reading the following description of preferred embodiments.

It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary, and are intended to provide further explanation of the invention as claimed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

These as well as other features of the present invention will become more apparent upon reference to the drawings therein:

FIG. 1 A is a cross sectional view of a conventional anti-slip sleeve inserted over a bottom rod of a supporting stand.

FIG. 1 B is a cross sectional view of another conventional anti-slip sleeve inserted over a bottom rod of a supporting stand.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of an anti-slip device of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a cross sectional view of an anti-slip device of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of an anti-slip device of the present invention before installation.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of an anti-slip device of the present invention after installation.

FIG. 6 is a cross sectional view of an anti-slip device of the present invention after installation.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the present invention before installation.

FIG. 8 is a rear perspective view of a monitor illustrating the usage of the anti-slip device.

FIG. 9 is a side view of a monitor illustrating the usage of the anti-slip device.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a computer host illustrating the usage of the anti-slip device.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Reference will now be made in detail to the preferred embodiments of the present invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. Wherever possible, the same reference numbers are used in the drawings and the description to refer to the same or like parts.

Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, a perspective view and a cross sectional view of the present invention are show respectively. The anti-slip device 10 includes a circular semi section anti-slip sleeve 1, which may be formed in other geometric configurations such as a rectangular semi section; at least one insert member 2 that protrudes inside the anti-slip sleeve 1, is formed with a bulge column 21 and is topped with a circular cone head; and a rotatable body cover 3 which is integrally formed with and extends from one end of the anti-slip sleeve 1, it is capable of closing around the top of the anti-slip sleeve 1.

A snap fastener 4 is formed at the free end of the body cover 3. The snap fastener 4 comprises at least one snap hook 41. At least one insert slot 11 is correspondingly formed on the anti-slip sleeve 1. Further, a plurality of rib strips are formed beneath the bottom of the anti-slip sleeve 1 in order to ensure that the anti-slip sleeve 1 easily makes contact with a planar surface such as a table.

Referring to FIG. 4, the usage of the anti-slip device 10 of the present invention is illustrated. The anti-slip device 10 is installed onto the bottom rod 5 of the supporting stand 20. The bottom rod 5 does not make actual contact with the planar surface. Instead, the anti-slip device 10 makes direct contact with the planar surface. Further, at least one hole 51 is bored beneath the bottom rod 5 to facilitate the insertion of the bulge column 21. The number and position of the hole 51 is dependant on the number and designated position of the anti-slip device 10.

Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6, a perspective view and a cross sectional view of an anti-slip device 10 installed onto a monitor's supporting stand are show respectively. To install an anti-slip device 10 onto the bottom rod 5 of a supporting stand 20, a consumer clamps the anti-slip sleeve 1 into the hole 51 of the bottom rod 5 in order to orient and connect the anti-slip sleeve 1 onto the bottom rod 5, closes the body cover 3 around the top of the bottom rod 5, then clips the snap hook 41 into the insert slot 11 of the anti-slip sleeve 1. The bottom rod 5 is thereby enwrapped between the anti-slip sleeve 1 and the body cover 3. It is therefore, via the anti-slip sleeve 10 that the supporting stand makes contact with a planar surface such as a table.

Referring to FIG. 7, another embodiment of the present invention is shown. The anti-slip device 10 has two insert members 2 formed inside the anti-slip sleeve 1. Two corresponding holes 51 are bored beneath the bottom rod 5 of the supporting stand 20.

Referring to FIGS. 8 and 9, a supporting stand 20 installed onto a monitor 100 is illustrated. The supporting stand 20 is installed onto the rear of the monitor 100. The monitor 100 has a frame stand 30 installed around its circumference. The anti-slip device 10 is installed onto both the bottom rod 5 of the supporting stand 20 and the bottom rod 301 of the frame stand 30. By utilizing the anti-slip device 10 on both the frame stand 30 and the supporting stand 20, the monitor 100 can be stably erected on a given planar surface. To utilize the monitor 100, a consumer rotates the supporting stand out in order to create a specific distance between the frame stand 30 and the bottom rod 5. The monitor 100 is thereby stably erected on a planar surface such as a table because the monitor vicariously makes contact with the surface via the anti-slip device 10.

Referring to FIG. 10, the supporting stand 20 is utilized in a computer host 200. Two supporting stands 20 are installed beneath the front and rear ends of the computer host 200. Further, the cross section of the bottom rod 5 of the supporting stand 20 is rectangular. The bottom rod 5 is capable of being installed with the anti-slip device 10.

While an illustrative and presently preferred embodiment of the invention has been described in detail herein, it is to be understood that the inventive concepts may be otherwise variously embodied and employed and that the appended claims are intended to be construed to include such variations except insofar as limited by the prior art.