Roll-tilt ball turret camera having coiled data transmission cable

  • US 9,075,289 B2
  • Filed: 08/15/2013
  • Issued: 07/07/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/29/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A ball turret assembly for supporting a camera, comprising:

  • a first shaft rotatable about a first axis relative to a first fixed point, the first shaft having an axially-extending interior region in communication with an exterior of the first shaft by way of a first exit port;

    a cable extending along the interior region of the first shaft and exiting the first shaft at the first exit port, the cable looping at least partially around the first shaft and affixed at the first fixed point, the cable loop contracting or expanding with rotation of the first shaft anda first guide for conforming and guiding the cable loop during said contracting or expanding, the first guide disposed at least partially circumferentially on the first shaft proximally to the first exit port.

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