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Re: OT: Patents for pano head or tilt head?

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  • french_don
    No discount for me, Nick?
    Message 1 of 21 , May 31, 2012
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      No discount for me, Nick?


      --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "fanotec" <nickfanmn@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi KT56,
      >
      > I now probably get more references than I have time to read.
      > Please check pm for product discounts.
      >
      > NIck
      >
      > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "krungthep56" <haydnbkk@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Dear Nick,
      > >
      > > Reference the subject of patents for panoheads, please see details below of a few existing patents:
      > >
      > > US2,958,501 Filed 25/02/1957 issued 09/08/60 to Paul Heling for 'Panorama Heads for Tripods and the like',
      > >
      > > US3,118,695 25/04/1960 issued 21/01/1964 to ENGELHARDT
      > >
      > > US4,451,020 05/08/1981 issued 29/05/1984 - Gefitec S.A. - Platform for a camera or cine camera stand
      > >
      > > US4,905,030 09/02/1989 issued 27/02/1990 - Manually operated handle for panoramic cameras
      > >
      > > US5,347,740 15/06/1992 issued 20/09/1994 - Multi-functional variable position rifle and camera mount
      > >
      > > US5,365,293 17/03/1993 issued 15/11/1994 - Velbon International Corporation - Panhead of improved operability
      > >
      > > US5,397,086 02/12/1992 issued 14/03/1995 - Camera tripod head
      > >
      > > US5,589,903 16/05/1995 issued 31/12/1996 to Manfrotto.
      > >
      > > There are also early references going back over 80 years which would need further research as they are not available online on the US Patent Office website as follows:
      > >
      > > 1,898,469 Tonsor issued Feb. 21, 1933
      > > 1,919,554 Howell issued July 25, 1933
      > > 2,147,482 Butler issued Feb. 14, 1939
      > > 2,204,013 Gaidos issued June 11, 1940
      > > 2,760,744 Watrous issued Aug. 28, 1956
      > > 2,772,902 Lind issued Dec. 4, 1956
      > >
      > > Does that entitle me to a discount?
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > >
      > > KT56.
      > >
      > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "french_don" <DCFrench@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Here is the patent on the AutoMate head: 4,838,117.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "fanotec" <nickfanmn@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Dear Members,
      > > > >
      > > > > I have some great pano head design that may be patent worthy.
      > > > > if you have seen any patent related to pano head, tilt head, angle divider etc, please let me know.
      > > > > as a reward for relevant contribution, you get $100 discount for buying any Fanotec products. Further, one of the contributors will win (by lucky draw) an Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 when released this year.
      > > > >
      > > > > Nick
      > > > >
      > > > > Nodal Ninja Developer
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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