GB2540460A - A magnetic closure device - Google Patents

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GB2540460A
GB2540460A GB1609073.0A GB201609073A GB2540460A GB 2540460 A GB2540460 A GB 2540460A GB 201609073 A GB201609073 A GB 201609073A GB 2540460 A GB2540460 A GB 2540460A
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Rosskopf MIchael
Wenman Richard
Francis Torbitt Jolyon
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
    • G03BAPPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
    • G03B17/00Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor
    • G03B17/56Accessories
    • G03B17/561Support related camera accessories
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/20Undercarriages with or without wheels
    • F16M11/24Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/20Undercarriages with or without wheels
    • F16M11/24Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other
    • F16M11/242Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other by spreading of the legs
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/20Undercarriages with or without wheels
    • F16M11/24Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other
    • F16M11/26Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other by telescoping, with or without folding
    • F16M11/32Undercarriages for supports with three or more telescoping legs
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/20Undercarriages with or without wheels
    • F16M11/24Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other
    • F16M11/26Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other by telescoping, with or without folding
    • F16M11/32Undercarriages for supports with three or more telescoping legs
    • F16M11/34Members limiting spreading of legs, e.g. "umbrella legs"
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/20Undercarriages with or without wheels
    • F16M11/24Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other
    • F16M11/38Undercarriages with or without wheels changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only, e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other by folding, e.g. pivoting or scissors tong mechanisms

Abstract

A tripod (1 fig. 8) for mounting a camera or the like comprising a support having three legs 40 which are moveably mounted at a proximal end about the support and circumferentially equidistant from each other. The legs are moveable between an expanded configuration (fig. 8) to support the tripod and a folded configuration (fig. 7) where the legs lie adjacent to each other. At least one leg includes a magnet 11 to retain the legs in the folded configuration, the magnet is spaced distally along the leg from the support. Each of the other two legs includes a further magnet 12 or a magnetically attracted portion to magnetically engage the first magnet and releasably retain the tripod in the folded configuration. The magnet may be housed on a sleeve 10, the sleeve being attached to the leg.

Description

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The present indention relates to a fastener or closure means particularly suitable for releasably fastening together the legs of a tripod. The fastener Is especially suitable for ease of operation using only one hand and can be used whilst, for example, a camera or the tike is attached to and supported on the tripod.
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Tripod mounts providing a stable support for a device such as a camera and the like are well known in the art. A typical mount has a hub or support to which the device is attached and three legs which are hingeably or otherwise attached to the support which tegs, in the extended or expanded position enable the device to be maintained in an orientation sufficiently stable to allow operation of the device.
The legs are moveable between the extended position in which the support is stabilised and the retracted or folded position in which the legs are effectively parallel to each other, and which enables the tripod to be more easily transported. In the retracted position there is usually a need to secure the legs together in order to prevent thesr relative movement during transport, which movement could cause damage or make carriage difficult
In a previous application by tie Applicant, GB 2374529, the use of a strap, along with the disadvantages associated therewith, was described whereby a strap was utilised to bind together the legs. The invention itself disclosed in GB 2374529 comprised a mechanical latch to hold the tegs together, The latch mechanism could be actuated by the user, using only one hand.
The latch mechanism disclosed has the disadvantage however, particularly given its usual location towards the foot of a tripod leg, of being easily contaminated with water and dirt ingress which can lead to wear and corrosion of the mechanism and eventually hinder its function. Furthermore, th| tripod user may be required to adjus* the configuration of the tripod leg via an upper locking mechanism; while simultaneously operating a lower latch mechanism for releasing or restraining the tripods legs. This simultaneous use of the lower latch mechanism is awkward and/or uncomfortable for the tripod user.
It is an object of the current Invention to provide a means for securing together the legs of a tripod together which addresses the above problems.
According to s first aspect of the invention there is provided a tripod for mounting a camera or the like, said tripod comprising a support having three legs moveabiy mounted at a proximal end about the support and circumferentially equidistant from each other, the legs being moveable between an expanded configuration to support the tripod and a folded configuration when the legs lie adjacent to each other, at least one leg including a magnet spaced distaily along the leg from the support; each of the other two legs including a further magnet or magnetically attracted portion to magnetically engage the magnet and releasably retain the tripod in the folded configuration.
The use of magnetic attraction enables the tripod to be easily folded using only one hand and to remain in the folded configuration for transportation. When the legs need to be moved to the expanded configuration to provide a stable support for a camera or the like, this can easily be achieved by braking the magnetic attraction between the legs.
Optionally, the or each magnet or magnetically attracted portion is located in the distal or foot region of a leg.
Preferably, the magnet is housed on a sleeve, said sleeve being attached to a leg. The use of a slpve provides a robust and simple attachment means for a magnet and enables in certain embodiments replacement of a magnet or retrofitting of a magnet to an existing leg. Further preferably, the sleeve is demountably attached to a leg, for example by means of a screw fitment or a push-fit fitment Alternatively preferably, the sleeve is integral with a leg.
Preferably, the sleeve attached to the at least one leg houses a first magnet arid a second magnet, the first and second magnets being located on opposite sides of the at least one leg and engaging corresponding magnets or magnetically attracted portions housed on the other two legs. Further preferably, the corresponding magnet or magnetically attracted portion on each of the other two legs is housed on a slpve housed about the leg.
Conveniently, the tripod includes three sleeves with each leg housing a sleeve, and each sleeve housing a magnet and a magnetically attracted portion, said magnets and magnetically attracted portions being so arranged that a magnet on one sleeve engages a magnetically attracted portion on an adjacent sleeve.
According to a second aspect of the invention there is provided a sleeve attachable to a tripod leg, said sleeve including a body portion, said body portion defining an aperture so sized and shaped to fit about, in contiguous engagement, a tripod leg, the sleeve including one or more magnets.
The use of such a sleeve facilitates movement of the legs into the folded configuration. Moreover, it is envisaged that a sleeve can be retrofitted to an already existing tripod leg enabling adaptation of already existing tripods or replacement of a damaged sleeve.
According to a third aspect of the invention there is provided a sleeve attachable to a tripod leg, said sleeve including a body portion, said body portion defining an aperture so sized and shaped to fit about, in contiguous engagement, a tripod leg, the sleeve including one or more magnetisable portions.
Brief DescristiojioflhtPrawtogs the invention is now described with reference to the accompanying drawings which show by way of example only one embodiment of a fastener, in the drawings:
Figure 1 is a first perspective view of a fastener sleeve;
Figure 2 is a second perspective view of a fastener sleeve;
Figure 3 is a third perspective view of a fastener sleeve;
Figure 4 is a first perspective view of a fastener sleeve attached to a tripod leg;
Figure 5 is a second perspective view of a fastener sleeve attached to a tripod leg;
Figure 6 is f third perspective view of a fastener sleeve attached to a tripod leg;
Figure 7a is a perspective view of a dosed tripod with all three legs fastened together;
Figure 7b is a lower perspective view of all three tripod legs fastened together;
Figure 8a is a perspective view of an open tripod with all three legs unfastened; and
Figure 8b is a lower perspective view of all three tripod legs unfastened.
Detailed Description of thft.Mvmtig.Q
In order to ensure that the legs of a tripod remain substantially para§|l to each other when in the stowed or folded configuration., allowing the tripod to be more easily carried, a number of solutions has been proposed. One solution is to stiffen the joint connecting the tripod leg to the hub or support so that the leg cannot easily move to an extended configuration, at least not without force being applied by a user.
This solution however has the disadvantage that the position of the legs cannot easily be altered, especially if the device being supported by the tripod is still attached to the support and especially not such that the alteration can he achieved using only one hand ~ the other being used to hold the tripod and device safely,
Further solutions, as identified above utilising a strap or latch mechanism also suffer from disadvantages as set out
The present invention seeks tq address the problems through the use of an attractive magnetic force between the tegs of the tripod. Such a force is sufficient to hold the legs together, but can also be tailored to be of magnitude such that the force can be easily broken when the legs need to be separated to erect the tripod. Moreover, because the mechanism binding the legs together has no moving parts, there is a lower risk of damage to the mechanism with use, especially when such use is outdoors. The current invention therefore provides a simple technical solution which is simple and durable in use.
To this end, the invention contemplates the provision of a magnet on one or more of the tripod legs which magnet then engages another magnetic or a magnetically attracted element on or incorporated into another leg. The invention is suitable for use incorporated in a tripod of conventionai design which tripod comprises a support or hub to which a device such as a camera is attachable. The three legs of the tripod are attached at their proximal end to the support and such that they are circumferentially equidistant from each other about the support, it will be appreciated that the support can have a circular, triangular or other shape to suit the use and design requirements and preferences of the designer and user.
One embodiment disclosed herein which illustrates the invention is shown inlNl attachll figures, in Figures 1 to 3 is shown a fastener sleeve, generally referenced 10, which is secured about the leg 40 of a tripod (see Figure 8), generally referenced 1, The sleeve 10 has two magnets 11, 12 which In use can magnetically engage corresponding magnets in the sleeves attached to other legs of the tripod 1, The force generated by this engagement is st/hcieni. to hold the legs together. However said force is of a magnitude that the user can overcome the force to separate the legs from one another when required, preferably using only one hand. Further, to assist in ensuring that the legs 40 are properly brought together and are retained together substantially parallel to each other, the magnets and/or sleeves are preferably located in the distal or foot 50 region of a leg 40
In more detail, the sleeve 10 comprises a body 13, which includes a ring section which defines an aperture 14, the aperture 14 being so-shaped as to fit about and to the leg 40. The body 13 is formed of a robust plastics material, which enables the sleeve 10 to be formed via a relatively cost-effective moulding process. However, alternative materials such as carbon fibres can be used if desired or required.
The magnets 11,12 which provide the magnetic attraction are located to either side of the sleeve 10. This arrangement enables the first magnet Ί1 to engage a magnet on a sleeve attached to the second leg of a tripod and the second magnet 12 to engage tie corresponding magnet on the third leg.
Each magnet 11,12 Is retained within an aperture 15 of an arm 20,21 which arm 2Θ, 21 extends away from the ring section of the body 13 and, in-use towards a respective other leg of a tripod. In order to reduce the weight of an arm 20,21 and thereby the overall weight of the sleeve 10, the arm 20,21 is hollow in the form of a void volume 22. The magnets 11,12 are therefore each attached to a partition 23,24 within an arm 20, 21.
The fixing in position of a magnet 11,12 is achieved by conventional means such as an adhesive. Additionally or alternatively, the edge defining the volume 22 retaining a magnet 11,12 can be shaped to hold a magnet 11,12 within the volume, usually leaving the outwardly orientated face of the magnets 11,12 clear to better engage the other leg. The surface of The magnet 11,12 is conveniently flush with the rest of the arm 20, 21 to give better contact with another leg.
In order to increase engagement of the sleeve 10 with a leg 40, a contact portion 25 of the body 13 is extended out of the plane of body so increasing the surface area in contact with said leg 40. The opposite side 26 of the sleeve 10 is similarly extended and also profiled to fit about and in contiguous relationship with the features of the leg 40. if required, a glue or screw fitment can be utilised to secure the sleeve 10 to the leg 40, This can be in the form of a screw passing through the sleeve 10 and into the leg 40 or simply a grub screw passing through and gripping the sleeve 10 and pushing against the leg 40. Alternatively, a push-fit attachment means can be used.
Figures 7a and 7b show a tripod in a retracted/folded configuration, in which the magnets of each fastener are cooperating with the magnet(s) or magnetically attracting material of a neighbouring fastener; thereby holding the legs of the tripod in the dosed/collapsed configuration.
Figures Sa and 8b show a tripod in an expanded/extended configuration, in which the magnets of each fastener are not cooperating with the magnet(s) or magnetically attracting material of a neighbouring fastener; thereby enabling the legs of the tripod to be positioned in the extended configuration, allowing the tripod to support a device in a stable manner.
In use therefore, and with the sleeve 10 as described above attached about each leg;at the same level, the tripod can be deployed in that a camera is attached to the tripod support or hub 5 and the legs of the tripod extended away from each other, said legs being in contact with a surface to provide a stable temporary position for the camera.
When the tripod needs to be moved or stored away, the user simply lifts the tripod, possibly orientatirig the tripod horizontally if such an orientation is more comfortable, and pushes the legs towards each other. This can normally be achieved using the user's free hand. Once the legs approach each other to a certain distance, the force between magnets on adjacent legs acts to assist the user by pulling the legs towards each other to bring the legs to their final closed configuration, T'he magnets then act to hold the legs in this configuration allowing the tripod to be easily moved. When the tripod needs to be subsequently set up again, the user simply pushes against the magnetic force and extends the legs into a supporting configuration. A number of different embodiments, hot illustrated, to those described above can be utilised without departing from the overall scope of the invention. Firstly, one of the magnets of a pair of engaging magnets can be replaced by a material which is attracted to a magnet such as a steel material or other metal or alloy. Additionally or alternatively, to reduce weight, the tripod can be constructed such that a sleeve is arranged about a fist leg as described above, with sleeves around the other legs having only one magnet or magnetically attractive material incorporated therein to engage a magnet on the first leg. Each sleeve can include a magnet and a magnetically attractive material such that when folded a magnet on one leg engages a magnetically attractive material on the other.
Further alternatively, one or more magnets or magnetically attractive material can be Incorporated directly within the second and third legs, in a further embodiment, the magnet material may be in the form a bar, which is substantially in the form of a round or rectangular cylinder; whereby each end of the bar is exposed to cooperate with the magnetic material of the neighbouring fastener.
In a further embodiment, not illustrated, the first leg of a tripod has two magnets attached thereto by means of a sleeve as described above. Each of the other legs has a single magnetically attractive portion one of which on closure of the legs engages a first of the two magnets and the other the second of the two magnets.
The invention can be incorporated into a tripod as a permanent fixture with the sleeve being integrally formed as part of a leg. Alternatively, a sleeve can be removeabiy attached to a leg allowing a replacement to be fitted should damage occur or for a sleeve to be added retrospectively to an already existing leg.
The tripod user can adjust the tripod configuration via a manual locking mechanism incorporated within the leg; and simultaneously dose the tripod legs so that the magnets/magnetic material in each fastener cooperates with the magnets/magnetic material of the neighbouring fastener(s). Therefore, when the fastener is in dose proximity with a neighbouring fastener, the cooperating magnetic fields provide the technical effect of positioning and holding the neighbouring fasteners together without the tripod user having to manually align and/operate the fastener(s).
As the sleeve is constructed from a magnetically permeable materia!., the magnets/magnetic material may be contained within or otherwise embedded within the sleeve material such that they remain fully protected by the sleeve from water, dirt or other substances in the environment
It will of course be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific details described herein, which are given by way of example only, and that various modifications and alterations are possible within the scope of the invention,

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  1. Claims
    1. A tripod (1) for mounting a «smefl or the like, said tripod (1) comprising a support (5) having three legs (40) moveably mounted at a proximal end about the support (5) and circumferentially equidistant: from each other, the legs (40) being moveable between an expanded configuration to support the tripod {1) and a folded configuration when the Legs (40) lie adjacent to each other, at. least one leg (40) including a magnet (11) spaced distalEy along the Leg (40} from the support; each of the other two legs (40) including a further magnet (IE) or a magnetically attracted portion to magnetically engage the magnet (11) and reieasably retain the tripod (1) in the folded configuration.
  2. 2. A tripod according to claim 1, wherein the or each magnet or magnetically attracted portion is located in the distal or foot (50) region of a leg.
  3. 3. A tripod according to claim 1 or claim 2f wherein a magnet or magnetically attracted portion is housed on a sleeve (10), sasc sleeve (10) being attached to a leg,
  4. 4. A tripod according to claim 3, wherein the sleeve is demountably attached to a leg, for example by means of a screw fitment or a push-fit fitment.
  5. 5. A tripod according to claim 3, wherein the sleeve is integral with a leg, §. A tripod according to claims 3-5, wherein the sleeve attached to the at least one leg houses a first and a second magnet, the first and second magnets being located on opposite sides of the at least one leg and engaging corresponding magnets or magnetically attracted portions housed on the other two legs.
  6. 7. A tripod according to claim 6, wherein the corresponding magnet or magnetically attracted portion on each of the other two legs is housed on a sleeve housed about the leg.
  7. 8. A tripod according to claims 3 - 7, wherein the tripod includes three sleeves with each leg having a sleeve attached thereto, and each sleeve housing a magnet and a magnetically attracted portion, said magnets and magnetically attracted portions being so arranged that the magnet on one sleeve engages a magnetically attracted portion on an adjacent sleeve.
  8. 9. A tripod according to claims 3 ~ 8, wherein the sleeve includes a body portion (13) including a ring section defining an aperture (14), the aperture being so shaped to fit about and to the leg (40).
  9. 10. A tripod according to claim S, wherein the sleeve includes an arm (20) attached to the body portion, the arm (20) including a magnet retaining aperture (15).
  10. 11. A tripod according to claim 10, wherein the aperture includes a partition (23), the magnet being attached to the partition (23). 1f. A tripod according to claims 3-11, wherein the sleeve includes a contact portion (25) extending from the body portion (13) and out of the plane of the body portion (13).
  11. 13. A tripod substantially as herein described with reference to and as illustrated by the a ccom pa ny i n g d rawi ngs,
  12. 14. A sleeve (10) attachable to a tripod leg (40), said sleeve (10) including a body portion (13), said body portion defining an aperture so sized and shaped to fit about, in contiguous engagement; a tripod leg, the sleeve including one or more magnets.
  13. 15. A sleeve attachable to a tripod leg, said sleeve including a body portion, said body portion defining an aperture so sized and shaped to fit about, in continuous engagement, a tripod leg, the sleeve including one or more magnetically attractive portions.
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