Title:
Composite structure for display device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention provides a composite structure for display device, which includes a display device able to display exercise information and audiovisual entertainment, and the display unit is connected to an exercise equipment by means of a connecting port. Moreover, the display device comprises a control unit, a processor unit and an application interface. The control unit is responsible for adjustment of brightness, contrast, and vertical and horizontal positioning, and the processor unit is responsible for exercise information and adjustment control of audiovisual entertainment. Furthermore, the application interface is connected to the processor unit by means of the connecting port. Hence, the display device including the control unit, the processor unit and the application interface enables an exerciser to achieve the objective of working out to keep fit and enjoying entertainment when exercising on the exercise equipment.



Inventors:
Chen, Shih-yuan (Sanchong City, TW)
Huang, Chin-mei (Sinjhuang City, TW)
Application Number:
11/494518
Publication Date:
01/31/2008
Filing Date:
07/28/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
482/1
International Classes:
A63B15/02; A63B24/00; A63B71/00
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Primary Examiner:
RICHMAN, GLENN E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Troxell Law Office Pllc (Falls Church, VA, US)
Claims:
1. (canceled)

2. The composite structure for the display device according to claim 5, wherein the processor unit is further connected to a device selected from the group consisting of a digital analog converter, a video decoder, a video recombiner, a video adjuster, a read-only memory, a video controller, an infrared ray receiver, a bluetooth receiver, and a frequency modulation receiver.

3. The composite structure for the display device according to claim 5, wherein the connecting port is configured to be a terminal slected from the group consisting of a sound source terminal, a video terminal, a USB (Universal Serial Bus) terminal, a S video terminal, a CVBS terminal (composite video input terminal), an ITU-656 (International Telecommunication Union) terminal, a VGA (Video Graphics Array) terminal, a memory card connecting port, an IEEE-1394 (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) terminal, a RS-232 (Recommended Standard) terminal, a RS-485 terminal, a RS-422 terminal, an I2C (Inter-IC (integrated circuit)) terminal, a wireless transmission terminal, and an ethernet terminal. connecting ports.

4. The composite structure for the display device according to claim 5, wherein the control unit is a unit selected from the group consisting of a remote control unit, a manual control unit, a touch screen control unit, and a speech control unit.

5. A composite structure for a display device, comprising: an exercise equipment having a connecting port; a display device connected to the exercise equipment by the connecting port, wherein the display device is configured to display exercise information and audiovisual entertainment; a control unit and a processor unit integrated with the display device; and an application interface incorporated with the display device, the application interface being connected to the processor unit by the connecting port, wherein the control unit is configured for adjusting brightness, contrast, and vertical and horizontal positioning, and the processor unit is configured for processing exercise information and adjustment control of the audiovisual entertainment, wherein the display device enables an exerciser to both exercise and be entertained when exercising on the exercising equipment.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a composite structure for display device, and more particularly to a display device that displays exercise information and audiovisual entertainment.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

In order for an exerciser not to feel bored when exercising, the majority of exercise equipment in an exercise location have a monitor disposed in a front portion thereof, thereby enabling the exerciser to enjoy the subject matter being presented on the monitor while exercising, thus achieving both exercise and entertainment effectiveness. However, the subject matter played by the additionally disposed monitor is purely for the enjoyment of visual entertainment, whereas exercise information displayed by the exercise equipment can only be known using an instrument on the exercise equipment. Hence, such a method whereby the exerciser watches the monitor while keeping an eye on the instrument is extremely inconvenient for the exerciser.

Hence, the inventor of the present invention proposes to resolve and surmount existent technical difficulties to eliminate the aforementioned shortcomings of prior art.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a composite structure for display device, and more particularly to a display device that displays exercise information and audiovisual entertainment, wherein the display device uses a control unit, a processor unit and an application interface to enable an exerciser to achieve the objective of working out to keep fit and enjoying entertainment when exercising on an exercise equipment.

To enable a further understanding of said objectives and the technological methods of the invention herein, brief description of the drawings is provided below followed by detailed description of the preferred embodiments.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows an elevational schematic view of the present invention in use.

FIG. 2 shows a block diagram according to the present invention.

FIG. 3 shows a layout diagram according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the present invention provides a composite structure for display device comprising an exercise equipment A, a display device B, a control unit C, a processor unit D and an application interface E.

The display device B of the exercise equipment A displays exercise information and audiovisual entertainment, moreover, the display device B is connected to the exercise equipment A by means of a connecting port B1. The display device B comprises the control unit C, the processor unit D and the application interface E.

The control unit C of the display device B is responsible for adjustment of brightness, contrast and vertical and horizontal positioning, and the processor unit D of the display device B is responsible for exercise information and adjustment control of audiovisual entertainment. Furthermore, the application interface E of the display device B is connected to the processor unit D, thereby enabling the display device B on the exercise equipment A to achieve use as a multifunctional expansion display device.

When using the display device B on the exercise equipment A to display exercise information and audiovisual entertainment, exercise information, including power, heartbeat value and anaerobic threshold value, is transmitted to the processor unit D through the connecting port B1 of the exercise equipment A to implement two-way communication. Such a configuration enables an exerciser to achieve the objective of working out to keep fit and enjoying entertainment when exercising on the exercise equipment A by using the display device B comprising the control unit C, the processor unit D and the application interface E

Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, which show modes of implementation of the present invention, wherein when an exerciser is using the exercise equipment A that includes exercise information and the display device B that provides audiovisual entertainment, then the exercise information, including power, heartbeat value and anaerobic threshold value emanated by the display device B is transmitted, to the processor unit D of the display device B to implement two-way communication through the connecting port B1 of the exercise equipment A.

The display device B is connected to the exercise equipment A through the connecting port B1, and the display device B comprises the control unit C, the processor unit D and the application interface E, wherein the control unit C is responsible for adjustment of brightness, contrast and vertical and horizontal positioning, and the processor unit D is responsible for exercise information and adjustment control of audiovisual entertainment. Furthermore, the application interface E is connected to the processor unit D by means of the connecting port B1, thereby enabling the display device B to achieve use as a multifunctional expansion display device.

The display device B comprising the control unit C, the processor unit D and the application interface E enables an exerciser to achieve the objective of working out to keep fit and enjoying entertainment when exercising on the exercise equipment. A. The processor unit D is further connected to a digital analog converter D1, a video decoder D2, a video recombiner D3, a video adjuster D4, a read-only memory D5, a video controller D6, an infrared ray receiver D7, a Bluetooth receiver D8, a frequency modulation receiver D9 and other related units providing application control over the display device B on the exercise equipment A. The connecting port B1 is further configured as a sound source terminal B2, an AV (audio video) terminal B3, a USB (Universal Serial Bus) terminal B4, a S video terminal B5, a CVBS terminal (composite video input terminal) B6, an ITU-656 (International Telecommunication Union) terminal B7, a VGA (Video Graphics Array) terminal B8, a memory card connecting port B9, an IEEE-1394 (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) terminal B10, a RS-232 (Recommended Standard) terminal B11, a RS-485 terminal B12, a RS-422 terminal B13, an I2C (Inter-IC (integrated circuit)) terminal B14, a wireless transmission terminal B15, Ethernet B16 and other display related connecting ports.

The control unit C of the display device B is further configured as a remote control unit Cl, a manual control unit C2, a touch screen control unit C2, a speech control unit C4 or related units providing application control over the display device B on the exercise equipment A.

In order to better explicitly disclose advancement and practicability of the present invention, a comparison with prior art is described hereinafter:

Shortcomings of prior art

1. An additionally disposed monitor is purely for the enjoyment of visual entertainment.

2. Exercise information can only be known through an instrument on the exercise equipment.

3. A method whereby the exerciser watches the monitor while keeping an eye on the instrument is extremely inconvenient for the exerciser.

Advantages of the Present Invention

1. The display device B of the exercise equipment A comprises the control unit C, the processor unit D and the application interface E.

2. The application interface E on the exercise equipment A Is able to achieve use as a multifunctional expansion interface.

3. The connecting port B1 of the exercise equipment A enables two-way communication with the processor unit D.

4. An exerciser is able to achieve the objective of working out to keep fit and enjoying entertainment when exercising on the exercise equipment A.

5. Provided with advancement and practicability.

6. Enhances commercial competitiveness.

In conclusion, the present invention in overcoming structural shortcomings of prior art has assuredly achieved effectiveness of anticipated advancement, and, moreover, is easily understood by persons unfamiliar with related art. Furthermore, contents of the present invention have not been publicly disclosed prior to this application, and practicability and advancement of the present invention clearly comply with essential elements as required for a new patent application. Accordingly, a new patent application is proposed herein.

It is of course to be understood that the embodiments described herein are merely illustrative of the principles of the invention and that a wide variety of modifications thereto may be effected by persons skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the following claims.