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1. (WO2010078575) STABILIZED EQUIPMENT SUPPORT AND METHOD OF BALANCING SAME
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/078575 International Application No.: PCT/US2010/020108
Publication Date: 08.07.2010 International Filing Date: 05.01.2010
IPC:
F16M 11/04 (2006.01)
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
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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
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Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon
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Heads
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Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
Applicants:
THE TIFFEN COMPANY LLC [US/US]; 90 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788-3809, US
Inventors:
ORF, Hans, Robert; US
RUSH, Frank, A.; US
Agent:
ISRAEL, Alan; Kirschstein, Israel, Schiffmiller & Pieroni, P.C. 425 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor New York, NY 10017-2223, US
Priority Data:
12/490,58424.06.2009US
61/142,50305.01.2009US
Title (EN) STABILIZED EQUIPMENT SUPPORT AND METHOD OF BALANCING SAME
(FR) SUPPORT D'ÉQUIPEMENT STABILISÉ ET SON PROCÉDÉ D'ÉQUILIBRAGE
Abstract:
(EN) A stabilized support for supporting motion-sensitive, ultra-lightweight, camera equipment includes a hollow platform on which the camera equipment is mounted, and a structure on which the platform is detachably mounted. The structure has a handle, a counterweight mounted below the platform, and an arm for connecting the handle with the counterweight. The platform has a plurality of interior compartments preferably arranged in generally parallel rows at opposite sides of the platform, each row extending past a center of gravity. A plurality of ballast weights is held and confined in the interior compartments within the platform to balance the support when held by the handle, or supported by optional support legs. The placement of the ballast weights is based on a balancing procedure in which the camera equipment is balanced relative to a stationary horizontal support surface.
(FR) L'invention concerne un support stabilisé qui permet de porter une caméra ultra légère, sensible au mouvement. Ledit support comprend une plateforme creuse sur laquelle est montée la caméra et une structure sur laquelle la plateforme est montée de façon amovible. La structure présente une poignée, un contrepoids monté sous la plateforme et un bras pour relier la poignée au contrepoids. La plateforme présente une pluralité de compartiments intérieurs agencés de préférence en rangées généralement parallèles sur des côtés opposés de la plateforme, chaque rangée s'étendant au-delà d'un centre de gravité. Une pluralité de masses de lestage sont retenues et enfermées dans les compartiments intérieurs de la plateforme pour équilibrer le support lorsqu'il est tenu par la poignée ou porté par des pieds de support facultatifs. Le positionnement des masses de lestage se fonde sur un procédé d'équilibrage dans lequel la caméra est équilibrée par rapport à une surface de support horizontale fixe.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2373918JP2012514723CN102165240CA2738507ES2524460KR1020110111277
AU2010203242