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1. (WO2002031438) SURVEYING EQUIPMENT SUPPORT HAVING TELESCOPING LEGS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2002/031438    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/030795
Publication Date: 18.04.2002 International Filing Date: 02.10.2001
IPC:
F16M 11/32 (2006.01), G01C 15/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: CRAIN ENTERPRISES, INC. [US/US]; 100 Ohio Avenue Mound City, IL 62963 (US)
Inventors: CRAIN, Stephen, B.; (US).
EVERLY, Ronnie, D.; (US).
ESSEX, Larry, W.; (US).
WILLIAMSON, Jerry, L.; (US).
MIZE, Ralph, C.; (US)
Agent: JAMES, Kurt, F.; Senniger, Powers, Leavitt & Roedel 1 Metropolitan Square 16th Floor St. Louis, MO 63102 (US)
Priority Data:
09/685,278 10.10.2000 US
Title (EN) SURVEYING EQUIPMENT SUPPORT HAVING TELESCOPING LEGS
(FR) SUPPORT POUR MATERIEL D'ARPENTAGE AVEC PIEDS TELESCOPIQUES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A support (10) for surveying equipment and the like has telescoping legs (14) and a locking system including a clamp (32) for locking the legs in a selected position of extension. The two telescoping leg members (16, 18) making up each leg have wedge formations (58, 60) which engage over a wide surface when clamped together to facilitate locking. The clamp (32) is formed to actively release from locking the leg members (16, 18) which the clamp is unlocked. The leg members are particularly constructed to permit surveying tools or other objects to be permanently or replaceably mounted on the legs. A hinge connection (64) of the legs (16, 18) permits them to pivot together in a collapsed position is formed in a unitary fashion with one of the leg members for additional strength. The hinge (64) also holds the leg member to facilitate interlocking the leg members at a selected position of extension.
(FR)Cette invention concerne un support (10) pour matériel d'arpentage et analogues comportant des pieds télescopiques (14) et un système de verrouillage, dont une pince (32) pour le blocage des pieds dans la position de déploiement choisie. Les deux éléments de pied télescopiques (16, 18) constituant chaque pied comportent des parties en forme de coin (58, 60) qui s'engagent sur une surface large lors du serrage, ce qui facilitent le verrouillage. La pince (32) est conçue pour se desserrer franchement et déverrouiller les éléments de pied (16, 18) . Ces éléments de pied sont conçus tout particulièrement pour le montage à demeure ou amovible d'instruments d'arpentage et autres sur les pieds. Une articulation (64) des pieds (16, 18) permet à ces derniers de se rabattre les uns contre les autres et de former un tout avec l'un des pieds pour un surcroît de robustesse. . De plus, l'articulation (64) maintient l'élément de pied, ce qui facilite l'interverrouillage des éléments de pied en position sortie.
Designated States: European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)