Patent Number: 7,708,239

Title: Turntable and display apparatus

Abstract: A turntable includes a rotatable member rotatable together with a display portion about a predetermined axis line, a fixed member disposed on one side of the rotatable member in a direction of the axis line, a first friction plate whose rotation about the axis line is restricted by the rotatable member (and movable relative to the rotatable member in a direction of the axis line), and a second friction plate whose rotation about the axis line is restricted by the fixed member (and movable relative to the fixed member in a direction of the axis line). The first friction plate and the second friction plate are disposed between the fixed member and the rotatable member in a direction of the axis line. At least, a sliding contact portion between the fixed member and the first friction plate, a sliding contact portion between the first friction plate and the second friction plate, and a sliding contact portion between the second friction plate and the rotatable member are provided.

Inventors: Watanabe; Norihiro (Tokyo, JP), Michimori; Atsushi (Tokyo, JP), Homma; Tetsuji (Tokyo, JP), Tanaka; Masumi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

International Classification: F16M 13/00 (20060101); A47B 91/00 (20060101); A47F 5/00 (20060101); A47F 7/00 (20060101); F16B 7/10 (20060101); F16C 11/00 (20060101); F16M 11/00 (20060101); F16M 11/06 (20060101); F16M 11/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018