Desktop electronic magnifier

  • US 7,929,013 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2006
  • Issued: 04/19/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A desktop electronic magnifier, comprising:

  • a table adapted to support an object;

    a camera mounted above said table, said camera adapted to view said object and said camera adapted to generate an enlarged image of said object;

    a monitor in electrical communication with said camera, said monitor adapted to display said enlarged image of said object to facilitate viewing of said object by a person having low vision;

    a support arm secured to a rearward side of said table;

    said support arm having a first upstanding part and a second part extending forwardly relative to said rearward side of said table;

    said camera being rigidly mounted to said support arm and thus having a fixed position relative to said table;

    a telescopic link interconnecting said monitor and said support arm, said telescopic link positioned above said camera;

    said telescopic link having a rearward end pivotally secured to said support arm;

    said telescopic link having a forward end pivotally secured to said monitor; and

    a control panel for controlling operation of said camera;

    a mounting bracket removably mounting said control panel to said monitor so that movement of said monitor effects simultaneous and corresponding movement of said control panel;

    whereby access to said control panel cannot be blocked by said monitor and whereby said monitor can be adjusted while the camera remains in a fixed position.

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