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The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Tablet devices, such as Tablet-Style PCs, iPads or other similar devices are being use for an increased variety of tasks. For example, one task that tablets can be used for is in performing diagnostics on a vehicle such as an automobile. While performing such a task, it may be desirable to attach the tablet device inside the vehicle in such a way that a technician can view the screen, input data and otherwise access the tablet device. It may be desirable to attach the tablet device to a fixed support inside the vehicle.
"Currently, there are no known support devices or apparatuses that allow a technician to attach a tablet device to the interior of the vehicle while the tablet device is used for diagnostic functions of the vehicle. In some instances, it may be desirable to attach the tablet to a fixed support such as a steering wheel or other portions of the vehicle.
"Accordingly, it is desirable to provide a method and apparatus that allows a technician to attach a tablet device to an interior support in a vehicle."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "The foregoing needs are met, to a great extent, by the present invention, wherein in one aspect an apparatus is provided that in some embodiments a method and apparatus is provided that allows a technician to fix a tablet device to a support within the vehicle such as, for example, a steering wheel.
"In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a tablet support is provided. In some embodiments the tablet support includes: legs; hook supports located at an end of each leg; a support strap configured to form a loop over a support member; and a fastener attaching the support strap to the legs.
"In accordance with another embodiment of the present invention, a method of assembling a tablet support may be provided. The method may include: providing a support loop; equipping a support strap with the support loop; attaching support legs to the support strap; terminating the support legs with hooks; and attaching a fastening structure on the support strap.
"In accordance with yet another embodiment of the present invention, a tablet support may be provided. The tablet support may include: legs; means for support located at an end of each leg; means for flexible supporting configured to form a loop over a support; and means for fastening attaching the means for flexible supporting to the legs.
"There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, certain embodiments of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof herein may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are, of course, additional embodiments of the invention that will be described below and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.
"In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of embodiments in addition to those described and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein, as well as the abstract, are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.
"As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception upon which this disclosure is based may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"FIG. 1 is a front view of a tablet-style PC hanger.
"FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the tablet-style PC hanger.
"FIG. 3 is a front view of a tablet-style PC hanger attached to a steering wheel within a vehicle.
"FIG. 4 is a front view of a PC tablet-style hanger attached to a steering wheel and supporting a PC style tablet device."
URL and more information on this patent application, see: MILLER, Joshua. Tablet-Style Pc Hanging Mount. Filed
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