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1. (WO2000025168) UPGRADEABLE TELESCOPE SYSTEM
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Pub. No.:    WO/2000/025168    International Application No.:    PCT/US1999/025100
Publication Date: 04.05.2000 International Filing Date: 26.10.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    25.05.2000    
IPC:
G02B 23/16 (2006.01)
Applicants: MEADE INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION [US/US]; 6001 Oak Canyon Irvine, CA 92620-4205 (US)
Inventors: BAUN, Kenneth, W.; (US).
SMITH, John, E.; (US).
WACHALA, Michael, A.; (US).
TINGEY, Brian, G.; (US).
DUCHON, Brent, G.; (US).
DEWAN, Stanley, H.; (US)
Agent: ELDREDGE, John, W.; Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth IP Department 660 Newport Center Drive Suite 1600 Newport Beach, CA 92660 (US)
Priority Data:
60/105,659 26.10.1998 US
Title (EN) UPGRADEABLE TELESCOPE SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE TELESCOPE EVOLUTIF
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A telescope system (10) facilitates easy upgrading from friction lock mounting (20) to manual worm drive, and from manual worm drive to motor drive. Vibration isolation provides a steady field of view for enhanced observation and photography. A telescope mount (23) facilitates enhanced below the horizon and zenith viewing. A tripod (28) has detents which hold the legs (30) thereof in a deployed position during handling of the tripod (28). A cam lock (38) reliably maintains a desired length of telescoping tripod legs (30). An X-Y adjustable finder scope (18) facilitates easy alignment thereof with the telescope (12).
(FR)La présente invention concerne un système de télescope qui permet de passer facilement d'un système de blocage à friction à un système manuel à vis sans fin, et d'un système à vis sans fin à d'un système d'entraînement motorisé. Un système anti-vibrations garantit un champ de vision stable pour l'observation directe et la photographie. Le montage du télescope améliore la vision au dessous de l'horizon et l'observation du zénith. Un trépied à crans permet de bloquer les pieds en position déployée pendant la manipulation dudit trépied. Un dispositif de blocage à came bloque fermement les pieds à la longueur voulue. Un chercheur à deux axes se règle facilement sur le télescope.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, 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, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, 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, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)