Interchangeable mounting platform

  • US 9,280,038 B1
  • Filed: 08/19/2014
  • Issued: 03/08/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A platform for interchangeably mounting a payload to a base support, the platform comprising:

  • a support assembly configured to be coupled to the payload via a first coupling and configured to control a spatial disposition of the payload; and

    a mounting assembly that is (a) coupled to the support assembly and (b) configured to be releasably coupled via a second coupling to a plurality of types of base supports selected from at least two of the following;

    an aerial vehicle, a handheld support, or a base adapter mounted onto a movable object, wherein the second coupling is a quick release coupling enabling the plurality of types of base supports to be manually coupled and decoupled from the mounting assembly.

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