04984135 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 7 patents.

An interchangeable mount for a light housing or module adapted to be mounted on a video or film camera or other support surface includes interchangeable shafts, one of which is affixed to a thumbwheel rotatably mounted in the light housing. Should the camera be provided for the receipt of a threaded fastener to mount the light housing on the camera, the shaft received and fixed to the thumbwheel can have an integral, depending threaded connecting element received in the threaded bore in the camera to mount the housing, upon rotation of the thumbwheel. Should the camera be provided with a U-shaped clip in cross-section or "shoe" for mounting the light module, the shaft may include a threaded fastener or screw having an elongated head depending and threadably connected to the bottom of the shaft fixed to the thumbscrew. The enlarged head of the depending threaded connector element may then be slid within one end of the U-shaped clip in cross-section and the thumbwheel rotated to draw the head of the threaded connector element into clamping engagement with parallel rails of the U-shaped clip or "shoe".

Title
Interchangeable camera light mount
Application Number
7/502459
Publication Number
4984135
Application Date
March 30, 1990
Publication Date
January 8, 1991
Inventor
Jeffrey P Crouch
Terryville
CT, US
Agent
Kramer Brufsky & Cifelli
Assignee
Anton Bauer
CT, US
IPC
G03B 15/02
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