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1. (WO1997015781) OPTICAL INSTRUMENT SUPPORT
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/015781 International Application No.: PCT/GB1996/002608
Publication Date: 01.05.1997 International Filing Date: 24.10.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 20.05.1997
IPC:
A45F 5/00 (2006.01) ,F16M 13/04 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
45
HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
F
TRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT; SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
5
Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
M
FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
13
Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles
04
for supporting on, or holding steady relative to, a person, e.g. by chains
Applicants:
SLINGER, David [GB/GB]; GB
Inventors:
SLINGER, David; GB
Agent:
LECKEY, David, Herbert; Frank B. Dehn & Co. 179 Queen Victoria Street London EC4V 4EL, GB
Priority Data:
9521785.724.10.1995GB
Title (EN) OPTICAL INSTRUMENT SUPPORT
(FR) SUPPORT POUR INSTRUMENT OPTIQUE
Abstract:
(EN) The invention relates to a support (2) for supporting an optical instrument, more particularly a camcorder (30), during use. The device is substantially U-shaped, and has side limbs (4, 6) which rest on the user's shoulders during use. One side limb (4) is longer than the other, and the longer side limb carries a grip member (24) and means (18, 20) for supporting the optical instrument. The position of the optical instrument on the device can be adjusted. The cross-limb (8) rests behind the user's neck, and carries means (26, 28) for counterbalancing the weight of the optical instrument. These means may be a counterweight (28), or a strap connecting the device to the user's belt or waistband. Rotatable joints may be provided in the device, allowing it to be transformed into a monopod.
(FR) L'invention concerne un support (2) pour soutenir un instrument optique, plus particulièrement un camescope (30), pendant son utilisation. Le dispositif est sensiblement en forme de U et comporte des branches latérales (4, 6) reposant, pendant l'utilisation, sur les épaules de l'utilisateur. Une branche latérale (4) est plus longue que l'autre, et la branche latérale la plus longue porte un élément de préhension (24) ainsi que des moyens (18, 20) pour supporter l'instrument optique. La position de ce dernier sur le dispositif peut être réglée. La branche transversale (8) repose derrière le cou de l'utilisateur, et porte des moyens (26, 28) pour contrebalancer le poids de l'instrument optique. Ces moyens peuvent être un contrepoids (28) ou bien une sangle reliant le dispositif à la ceinture de l'utilisateur. Des articulations rotatives peuvent être prévues dans le dispositif, lui permettant de se transformer en pied monobranche.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
GB2306295AU1996073177