US 9,812,763 B2
Variable angle mount for attaching a mast to a structure
Glen Singer, Bloomfield, NM (US)
Assigned to DISH Network LLC, Englewood, CO (US)
Filed by DISH Network L.L.C., Englewood, CO (US)
Filed on Oct. 18, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/57,795.
Application 14/057,795 is a continuation of application No. 12/210,009, filed on Sep. 12, 2008, granted, now 8,564,498.
Prior Publication US 2014/0166841 A1, Jun. 19, 2014
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H01Q 1/12 (2006.01)
CPC H01Q 1/1264 (2013.01) [H01Q 1/1221 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49016 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A mounting apparatus for attaching a mast to a fascia of any of a plurality of different structures at a desired orientation, the mounting apparatus comprising:
a base support having a substantially planar face configured to mate with the fascia of one of the different structures for rigid fixation thereto; and
a ball mount joined to the base support and configured to receive a ball associated with the mast, wherein the ball moves within the ball mount to thereby allow the mast to move within a substantially cone-shaped region having a central axis that is substantially normal to the substantially planar face of the base support so that the mast is positioned and maintained at the desired orientation with respect to the fascia of the structure.