Patent Number: 6,305,973

Title: Articulable projecting plug

Abstract: An articulable projecting plug is disclosed that provides for interchangeable mechanical connection between one of several electronic-signal ports such as video-signal ports, and housing/support structure associated with an electronic device such as a flat-screen television. The plug also accommodates video communication between a video-signal source and such television. The plug includes joining structure constructed to bring the plug into contact with the port and hold them both in such joined relationship. The joining structure includes an outer surface and holder structure for holding the first end of an elongate conductor so that joiner of the plug with the port will also result in contact between such first end and the port. The plug also includes an elongate projecting member terminating with first and second ends, with the first end being operatively connected to the joining structure so that the projecting elongate member extends from it and away from the port. A pivot is provided so that the projecting member is articulable in a pivot plane. The projecting member also includes a connector located adjacent its second end for fastening to such housing/support structure of the electronic device.

Inventors: Rosen; John B. (Eugene, OR)

Assignee: Rosen Products LLC

International Classification: B64D 11/00 (20060101); F16M 11/12 (20060101); F16M 11/02 (20060101); H01R 43/26 (20060101); H01R 35/00 (20060101); H01R 13/627 (20060101); H01R 035/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018