Headrest-mounted monitor

  • US 8,585,140 B2
  • Filed: 05/29/2009
  • Issued: 11/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of securing a display to a headrest of a vehicle seat, comprising:

  • attaching the display having a back to a frame having a floor with at least one mounting hole in an upper half of the floor and at least one mounting hole in a lower half of the floor, and a top wall, a bottom wall, and two side walls which extend from the floor, the floor, top wall, bottom wall, and side walls cooperating to define a cavity, wherein the display is attached to the frame such that the display can be pivoted relative to the frame between a first orientation that permits access to the at least one mounting hole in the upper half of the floor and to the at least one mounting hole in the lower half of the floor of the frame, and a second orientation that is suitable for viewing a front face of the display and inhibits access to the at least one mounting hole in the upper half of the floor and to the at least one mounting hole in the lower half of the floor, wherein the display in the second orientation is closer to the at least one mounting hole in the upper half of the floor and to the at least one mounting hole in the lower half of the floor than the display is in the first orientation;

    securing the frame to the headrest by passing at least one mounting fastener through the at least one mounting hole in the floor of the frame from within the cavity, the frame being secured to the headrest such that the front face of the display is substantially flush with a back surface of the headrest when the display is in the second orientation; and

    passing an electrical communication cable, which extends from the back of the display, through the floor of the frame.

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