Microsoft was granted a patent by the U.S. Patent Office this week for their Surface Studio's rotatable display that provides users with maximum flexibility to use it as desktop display when it's in the upright position and in artist mode when it's slanted in the extreme as noted in our cover graphic. Microsoft's unique design can counter-balance the display to create a near weightless feel for the user when repositioning the display.
Microsoft's patent FIG. 2 above shows the display system through a range of travel #202 along a fixed non-linear motion path #204 (e.g., with a single degree of freedom such that an individual angle of the hinge arm translates to a specific individual angle of the display #108.
Microsoft filed for this patent back in April 2016 and the U.S. Patent Office published it on April 03, 2018.