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Issuance of U.S. Patent Number 9,247,861 to EndoChoice. Inc.
02 Feb, 2016
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On February 02, 2016 , the USPTO issued U.S. Patent Number 9,247,861 to EndoChoice, Inc., which was successfully prosecuted by Novel IP.

The '861 patent  is directed towards an apparatus for supporting one or more monitors. The apparatus includes a base stand having one or more wheels for enabling movement of the apparatus; a first rigid frame having a top end and a bottom end attached with the base stand; a second extendable frame having a top end and a bottom end and telescopically movable within the first rigid frame; a monitor arm assembly removably coupled with the top end of the second frame and configured to receive a plurality of monitors. The apparatus is transformable from a first collapsed configuration for transport and storage into a second operational configuration by rotating or removing the monitor arm assembly and by moving the second extendable frame relative to the first rigid frame.

Independent Claim 1 describes "An apparatus for supporting one or more monitors, comprising: a base stand comprising one or more wheels; a first rigid frame portion having a top end and a bottom end coupled with the base stand; a second extendable frame portion having a top end, a bottom end, and a channel extending from said top end to said bottom end, said second extendable frame portion being telescopically extendable from and into said top of said first rigid frame portion from a first top vertical position to a second bottom vertical position and a plurality of vertical positions therebetween; a locking mechanism for fixing said second extendable frame portion in a vertical position within said first rigid frame portion; a coupling component having at least one opening, a first plurality of holes, and a second plurality of holes and positioned and vertically slidable within said channel from a third top vertical position to a fourth bottom vertical position and a plurality of vertical positions therebetween; a monitor arm assembly having a bow shape with a concave surface, a convex surface, a center portion, left end portion, right end portion and a peg extending from said convex surface of said center portion wherein the concave surface of each of said portions is configured to fixedly receive a monitor, and said peg is configured to insert into said at least one opening such that said monitor arm assembly is removably attachable to and rotatable within said coupling component; a first plurality of pins configured to pass through said first plurality of holes in said coupling component and into said peg of said monitor arm assembly to fixedly attach said monitor arm assembly to said coupling component; and a second set of pins configured to pass through said second plurality of holes in said coupling component and into said channel of said second extendable frame portion to lock said coupling component in a vertical position within said channel; wherein said apparatus is transformable from a first collapsed configuration for storage and transport into a second operational configuration for receiving at least one monitor."