US Patent No. 10,335,961

SUPPORT ARM SYSTEM WITH AT LEAST ONE LOCKABLE ARTICULATED CONNECTION AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH A SUPPORT ARM SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,335,961
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Support Arm System With At Least One Lockable Articulated Connection And Method For Operating Such A Support Arm System
Inventorship Nils Christiansen, Luebeck (DE)
Dhafir Jader, Ratzeburg (DE)
Stanislav Askulskij, Luebeck (DE)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,335,961

1. A support arm system comprising at least one lockable articulated connection with a pivot axis, the articulated connection comprising a locking device associated with the articulated connection, the locking device comprising:at least one brake shoe lever applying a braking force at the articulated connection, the braking force being applied perpendicular to the pivot axis;
a passive drive, passively applying a passive drive force on the at least one brake shoe lever; and
an actuating device associated with the locking device, the actuating device comprising an active drive applying an active drive force relative to the passive drive force, upon being actuated, wherein the active drive force acts in a same plane as the passive drive force and the braking force is applied in said same plane or in a plane which is parallel to said same plane and closely adjacent to said same plane.