Title:
Fastening system for desk elements, movable and suspended over the desk working area
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A fastening system for desk elements, movable and suspended over the desk working area, which consists of a track on which is coupled a movable piece with wheels on one of its sides and a flange on the other with a sliding system, which allows said movable piece to move along the track to and fro, to which an arm is added in order to keep desk elements airily above the working area.



Inventors:
Cortes-monroy, Francisco Javier Cifuentes (Santiago, CL)
Application Number:
11/039793
Publication Date:
05/25/2006
Filing Date:
01/24/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47H1/10
View Patent Images:
Related US Applications:
20040178310Self adhesive shower rod and supportSeptember, 2004Marion
20070120034XDECK LAPTOP/BOOK-HOLDERMay, 2007Sparling
20060124822Adjustable table podiumJune, 2006Munda et al.
20080237435Air conditioner anti-theftOctober, 2008Barger
20080011915Portable and collapsible lectern and bookstandJanuary, 2008Landman
20080029657SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR PORTABLE CONTAINERSFebruary, 2008Evans et al.
20030167687Plant holder for use with a block wallSeptember, 2003Trass et al.
20060186282Electronic device and supporting module thereofAugust, 2006Ko et al.
20050121573Mounting arrangement for product display prongsJune, 2005Ahlund et al.
20080128575Pulverizer Mill Yoke with Supporting FrameworkJune, 2008Bell
20030026639Sliding and self-adjusting apparatus for supporting computer operator wristsFebruary, 2003Armando Jr.



Primary Examiner:
WUJCIAK, ALFRED J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MEREK, BLACKMON & VOORHEES, LLC (ALEXANDRIA, VA, US)
Claims:
1. An aerial and movable fastening system for desk elements above the working area of the desk, characterized by comprising a track with longitudinal wings, on which a sliding piece is coupled, with wheels on one of its sides and a flange on the other, with an sliding element in its interior.

2. An aerial and movable fastening system for desk elements above the working area of the desk, according to claim 1, characterized by the track being placed on the surface of the working area, its support force being distributed all along.

3. An aerial and movable fastening system for desk elements above the working area of the desk, according to claim 1, characterized by the movable piece sliding to and fro along the track.

4. An aerial and movable fastening system for desk elements above the working area of the desk, according to claim 1, characterized by the coupling of an arm on the movable piece, which holds desk elements airily, above the working surface, in any position along same.

Description:

OBJECTIVE OF THE INVENTION

The present invention involves an aerial and movable fastening system for desk elements above the working area of the desk.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is applicable in the field related to the act of fastening desk elements and computers.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Today, the major deficiency of existing fastening systems for desk elements on a desk is their being fixed. They consist of arms with a fixed base, which are therefore impossible to slide over the working area.

Furthermore, the existing fastening systems focus the force and/or tension on one point only and are thence hardly safe, since they become loose from time to time and must be tightened or re-screwed. This places the fastened elements at risk. As regards hardly resistant materials, the surface is broken by the screws or those elements difficult to anchor.

Consequently, a system should be designed which enables the fastening arms to slide over the working area and focuses the force on more than one point, in order that the surface on which it is to be placed is not put at risk.

So far, there has been no knowledge of a fastening system with the features of the one described herein, which solves the problem related to the sliding of the fastening arms above the working area.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The fastening system with a movable arm described herein begins with a T-shaped track with longitudinal wings on which there is an eight-wheel sliding piece.

Such track is placed along and on the edge of the working surface or table, distributing the force over the whole surface.

Once placed on the surface, the track is introduced in a sliding wheeled piece on which an arm is secured, which allows desk elements to slide in the air voluntarily, in any position to and from along the track.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In order to complete this description and in order to provide a better understanding of the features of the invention, this Specification is accompanied by a set of figures of a merely illustrative and non-restrictive nature, made a part hereof, which represent the following:

FIG. 1: It represents an elevation view of the track of the fastening system;

FIG. 2: It represents a sectional view of the track of the fastening system;

FIG. 3: It represents an upper plan view of the track of the fastening system;

FIG. 4: It represents a perspective view of the track of the fastening system;

FIG. 5: It represents an upper plan view of the sliding piece of the fastening system;

FIG. 6: It represents a lower plan view of the sliding piece of the fastening system;

FIG. 7: It represents a perspective view of the sliding piece of the fastening system;

FIG. 8: It represents a rear elevation view of the sliding piece of the fastening system;

FIG. 9: It represents a sectional view of the sliding piece of the fastening system;

FIG. 10: It represents a front elevation view of the sliding piece of the fastening system;

FIG. 11: It represents a rear elevation view of the track and the sliding piece of the fastening system, holding a computer monitor;

FIG. 12: It represents a front elevation view of the track and the sliding piece of the fastening system, holding a computer monitor; and

FIG. 13: It represents a perspective view of the track and the sliding piece of the fastening system, holding a system of arms.

PREFERABLE EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION

The fastening system with a movable piece described herein is characterized by its having a track (1) which consists of a long parallelepipedic element with two top wings (2a) and (2p) placed along it forming a “T”. This track allows the coupling of the sliding piece (3) described below.

The sliding piece (3) consists of an element whose base has a flange (4) with wheels on its inner side (5) which fit under the posterior wing (2p) of the track (1). This base has a further flange (6), opposite to the other, bent at a square angle in its inferior edge, thus allowing the sliding piece to couple to the anterior wing (2a) of the track (1), whose inner side is preferably coated by Teflon or any other element which makes sliding easier.

An arm is coupled on the sliding piece (3), which allows the desk elements to be placed airily.

This example is not restrictive as regards solutions of arms for other elements, such as a fax, a printer, a lamp, a phone, or the like. The materials and disposition of the elements may vary, provided that the essence of the invention is not altered thereby. The terms on which this description has been made shall always be construed in their broad and non-restrictive sense.