ApplicationNo. 767514 filed on 12/16/1996
US Classes:248/167, Vertical pivots248/165Knockdown
ExaminersPrimary: Ramirez, Ramon O.
Assistant: Berry, Willie Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassF16M 011/38
AbstractAn equipment support stand for mounting and positioning photographic, motion picture and video accessories and the like. A riser comprising a plurality of telescoping shafts is coupled to at least three rotatable support legs which, when activated, will position the riser vertically relative to the mounting surface. Each support leg is integral with a positioning sleeve which is rotatably coupled about the lower end of the riser. Each positioning sleeve includes at least one engagement surface which is adapted to interface with the adjacent positioning sleeve or sleeves. When engaged, each of the three support legs are angularly spaced from adjacent support legs by 120° of arc. In a closed state, the support legs may be rotated about the riser and be placed in a co-planar relationship with one another to facilitate storage and transport.