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Apple may make its own stand for mounting dual displays

A newly granted Apple patent hints that Apple may make its own stand for mounting dual displays.

A newly granted Apple patent (US 12000524 B2) hints that Apple may make its own stand for mounting dual displays.

About the patent

The patent relates mgenerally to stands and supports for electronic devices. More particularly, it involves adjustable stands for multiple computer displays.

In the patent Apple notes that computer device designers often desire to control positioning of a computer monitor or similar display at whatever height and orientation are best suited for the needs of the user. A stand can position the display to accommodate users and desktop surfaces of different heights, sizes, and postures. The stand can allow the user to adjust the monitor with little expended effort.

However, Apple notes that, while various existing display stands provide tilt, rotation, and vertical height adjustment of monitors, these features often come at the expense of being convenient and natural to use. Many require the user to deal with significant friction or hysteresis that makes adjustment difficult, awkward, and time consuming. Such issues impede the stand from having a high quality, satisfying user experience. These issues are compounded when the display stand must support more than one display. 

Apple says there’s a constant need for improvements to stands and supports for electronic devices. One of the potential solution is an Apple-made dual monitor stand.

Summary of the patent

Here’s Apple’s abstract of the patent: “A display stand has two spaced apart legs connected by a horizontal support bar that is attachable to multiple displays. Carriage assemblies allow the stand to adjust the vertical position of the displays, shuttles and rails allow the stand to adjust the horizontal positions of the displays, and a central joint on the support bar allows the stand to adjust the angle between the displays. 

“The carriage assemblies can convert rotational movement of adjustment handles into vertical movement of the support bar that is synchronized at both legs whether the support bar is in a straight or angled configuration. Wheels on the shuttles can provide smooth, consistent contact with rails in the support bar despite changes in the nominal dimensions of the rails. The display stand provides improved smoothness, rigidity, and comfort for the user to support and use multiple displays on a single stand.”

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.