Title:
Mobile device bed desk
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A mobile device bed desk both functional and decorative. An inverted yoke shaped platform of some thickness supported by it's own legs and additional legs inserted into openings at varying locations so as to give opportunity for adjustment for angle and height of the working plane of the platform and thereby placing the attached optional device at an optimal position for use. The platform is provided with cutout openings and access slots in various locations to provide a convenient option for positioning and holding electrical and peripheral device cords associated with the operation of the attached optional device. In addition said platform is provided with cutout opening at strategic locations to facilitate the cooling of the attached optional device. Applied to the surface of the platform at various locations is a textured material to allow the possible use of a computer human interface device (computer mouse). Adjustable pegs at various locations are strategically located to facilitate the positioning of the attached optional device. A means of bonding is provided for the attachment of the removable legs to the platform when in storage configuration.



Inventors:
Marion, Jay Stuart (Pearl City, HI, US)
Application Number:
12/006781
Publication Date:
11/20/2008
Filing Date:
01/07/2008
Assignee:
Marion, Jay Stuart (Pearl City, HI, US)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
108/50.01
International Classes:
A47B21/013
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Primary Examiner:
CHEN, JOSE V
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jay Stuart Marion (Pearl City, HI, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A mobile device bed desk, which allows the user to conveniently support a user provided device (11) such as a laptop computer and other types of portable electronic devices primarily while the user is in a reclined position, comprising a: means for providing structure and support for the users task and is the main component supporting and integrating all other elements; means for positioning and supporting the users work and/or mobile electronic device or other equipment; means for positioning the inserted adjustable legs (5); means for positioning and supporting cords from user provided work or user device (11); means for attaching the legs to the work platform when the legs are placed in storage configuration; means for allowing the positioning of the adjustable device support pegs in different positions to accommodate various devices and tasks; means for a cutout shape allowing for user to position their body in position to use the invention; means for a cutout shape allowing heat dissipation from the user provided device; means for allowing the use of human interface device such as a computer mouse; means for positioning and retaining a user provided device;

2. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means provides structure and support for the users task and is the main component supporting and integrating all other elements comprises a work platform (1).

3. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means positions and supports users work and/or mobile electronic device or other equipment comprises adjustable height device support pegs (2).

4. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing positioning for inserted adjustable legs comprises leg position holes (3).

5. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for provides an opening and position for holding cords from user provided work or electronic device comprises integral cord grommets (4).

6. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for providing support and varying the angle of the work platform when insert in the desired leg position holes (3) comprises an adjustable leg (5).

7. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for a device for attaching the legs to the work platform when the legs are placed in storage configuration comprises a leg to platform attachment means (6).

8. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for allowing for the positioning of the device adjustable height device support peg (2) in different positions to accommodate various devices and tasks comprises the support peg position holes (7).

9. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for cutout shape allows for user to position their body in position to use the invention comprises a user body form cutout (8).

10. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for allowing for heat dissipation from a user provided device comprises a device heat dissipation cutout (9).

11. The mobile device bed desk in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for allowing the use of a human interface device such as a computer mouse comprises an applied textured surface material (10).

12. A mobile device bed desk, which allows the user to conveniently support a user provided device such as a (laptop) computer and other types of portable electronic devices primarily while the user is in a reclined position, comprising: a work platform (1), that provides structure and support for the users task and is the main component supporting and integrating all other elements; an adjustable height device support pegs (2), for positioning and supporting users work and user provided device and other equipment; a leg position holes (3), for providing positions for inserting adjustable legs; an integral cord grommets (4), for providing an opening and position for holding cords from user provided device; an adjustable legs (5), for providing support and varying the angle of the work platform when inserted in the desired leg position holes (3); a leg to platform attachment means (6), for attaching the legs to the work platform when the legs are placed in storage configuration; an support peg position holes (7), for allowing the positioning of the adjustable height device support pegs in different positions to accommodate various devices and tasks; a user body form cutout (8), for allowing the user to position their body in position to use the invention; a device heat dissipation cutout (9), for allowing heat dissipation from the user provided device; an applied textured surface material (10), for allowing the use of human interface device such as a computer mouse;

Description:

RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present application is a continuation application of U.S. provisional patent application, Ser. No. 60/928,841, filed May 14, 2007, for RECUMBENT MOBILE COMPUTER DESK, by Jay Stuart Marion, included by reference herein and for which benefit of the priority date is hereby claimed.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to bed desks and more particularly, to bed desks which are used to support mobile devices such as laptop computers while being used in a reclined position.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Since the advent of mobile electronic devices users have increasingly found ways to use them in novel settings. The fact that a mobile electronic device is not required to stay anchored to one location is in fact its biggest advantage. I have witnessed their use in every environment and mode of transportation. The position that one uses their mobile electronic device is dictated often by necessity. While sitting most people place them on their lap. This makes the top of the legs a relatively stable surface from which to balance the device and use it. Several factors make this position less than optimal and have spawned a variety of after market products. One of the more objectionable factors of the laptop position is heat build-up, another is possible harm from radiation emitting from various transmitters located in the device. Various platforms and lap desks have been created to alleviate these uncomfortable and potentially harmful side effects of electronic device use.

Similarly using a mobile electronic device while in a reclined position will often produce similar side affects to laptop use along with objectionable ergonomic issues as a result of using the device in a position it is not optimally designed for. For this reason I created the Mobile Device Bed Desk to improve the quality of the mobile device user experience while in a reclined position. This design does so through the following innovations:

1. Adjustable Working Platform (1)—adjustable angle platform places the device in a more desirable angle for viewing and accessing the keyboards and controls as well as supporting the users device above the body to reduce radiation transmission and eliminate heat build-up.

2. Strategically Located Device Heat Dissipation Cutouts (9)—designed to additionally aid in the reduction of heat build-up

3. Integral Cord Grommets (4)—to support and organize peripheral devices and power cords above the users body.

4. Applied Textured Surface Materials (10)—which allow convenient use of a human interface device such as a computer mouse.

5. Adjustable Device Support Means (2)—pegs with adjustable height and location to secure and position the users mobile device in position for use.

Bed Desks and Mobile Computer Bed Desks are not new. They exist in a variety of configurations but none are configured in the way that offers the variety of features that are expressed in the Mobile Device Bed Desk.

Prior art includes but is not limited to the following patent examples:

U.S. Pat. No. 3,172,636

U.S. Pat. No. D212,541

U.S. Pat. No. 5,788,575

U.S. Pat. No. D366,781

U.S. Pat. No. 3,247,811

U.S. Pat. No. D307,519

U.S. Pat. No. D472,399

U.S. Pat. No. 2,476,620

U.S. Pat. No. 4,248,161

U.S. Pat. No. 4,726,556

U.S. Pat. No. 3,689,328

All of the designs I have seen suffer from one or more of the following shortcomings that this invention resolves:

1. Lack of Adjustability—several of the designs utilize a fixed working platform that holds the laptop computer flat or at only one fixed angle. The Mobile Device Bed Desk offers a variety of angles for a better user experience.

2. Difficult Adjustability—some of the designs offer adjustability of the working platform but require tools or complicated cams and adjustments to take advantage of this feature. The Mobile Device Bed Desk offers adjustability with ease and simplicity.

3. Difficult Storage—some of the designs do not conveniently break down for storage. The Mobile Device Bed Desk breaks down easily and stores flat for easy storage.

4. Lack of Stability—the designs utilizing lightweight materials and flimsy legs do not provide adequate support. The Mobile Device Bed Desk features a design that inherently creates stability and provides a stabil platform for computing.

5. Difficult Leveling—The devices that utilize independently adjustable legs are inherently difficult to level especially while in a reclined position. The Mobile Device Bed Desk is inherently designed to be level and the adjustments are simple and straightforward.

It is therefore an object of this invention to provide a stabil and adjustable work surface and support for a user provided device such as a laptop computer primarily for a user in a reclined position.

It is another object of the invention to provide relief for a user by helping to reduce heat and radiation generated by the use of some user devices such as a laptop computer.

It is another object of the invention to organize power and peripheral device cords associated with a user device such as a laptop computer.

It is another object of the invention to provide a work surface suitable for a human interface device operation such as a computer mouse and other ancillary peripheral devices.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a Mobile Device Bed Desk both functional and decorative. Comprised of an inverted yoke shaped work platform (1) of some thickness supported by it's own legs with additional adjustable legs (5) of some length and no particular shape inserted into leg position holes (3) of no particular shape at various intersecting locations so as to give the user the opportunity for adjustment of the work platform (1) for angle and height of the plane of the work platform (1) and thereby placing an attached user device (11) at an optimal position for use. The work platform (1) is provided with various cutouts (3), (4), (7), (8), (9) for repositioning the adjustable legs (5), for holding user device cords, for repositioning adjustable device support pegs (2), for creating the opening for the users body (8), and for device heat dissipation (9). In addition applied to the surface of the work platform (1) at various locations is applied textured surface material (10) that allows for the use of a computer human interface device such as a computer mouse. Adjustable height device support pegs (2) at various locations are strategically located to facilitate the positioning and retention of the user device (11). The aforementioned pegs are equipped with a means of bonding (6), such as but not limited to, hook and loop fabric to provide a bond between the peg and the device being held in position. A further means of bonding (6) such as but not limited to, hook and loop fabric is provided for the attachment of the adjustable legs (5) to the work platform (1) when in storage configuration.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A complete understanding of the present invention may be obtained by reference to the accompanying drawings, when considered in conjunction with the subsequent, detailed description, in which:

FIG. 1 is a left perspective view in proposed use configuration

FIG. 2 is a left perspective view

FIG. 3 is a front view

FIG. 4 is a rear view

FIG. 5 is a left elevation view

FIG. 6 is a left perspective view

For purposes of clarity and brevity, like elements and components will bear the same designations and numbering throughout the Figures.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

FIG. 1 is a left perspective view of the invention. This drawing depicts a user in a reclined position using the invention to hold a user provided device (11).

FIG. 2 is a left perspective view depicting the device in a typical use configuration. The dashed lines depict a suggested location for a user provided device positioned on the work platform (1) supported by Adjustable Device Support Pegs (2)and peripheral cords routed through the integral cord grommets (4).

FIG. 3 is a front view of the invention. The dashed lines depict one possible position of a user provided device (11) in relation to the invention.

FIG. 4 is a rear view of the device.

FIG. 5 is a left elevation view of the invention. The dashed lines denote alternate locations of the adjustable legs (5) and the corresponding varying angles of the work platform (1) as a result of the leg locations.

FIG. 6 is a left perspective view of the device in a vertical position depicting the adjustable legs (5) in storage position.

Since other modifications and changes varied to fit particular operating requirements and environments will be apparent to those skilled in the art, the invention is not considered limited to the example chosen for purposes of disclosure, and covers all changes and modifications which do not constitute departures from the true spirit and scope of this invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is desired to be protected by Letters Patent is presented in the subsequently appended claims.