US 9,810,973 B2
Omnidirectional bracket for cameras and accessories
Sage Elmohtaseb, Los Angeles, CA (US)
Filed by Sage Elmohtaseb, Los Angeles, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 27, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/140,462.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/153,286, filed on Apr. 27, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0313630 A1, Oct. 27, 2016
Int. Cl. G03B 17/56 (2006.01); F16M 11/14 (2006.01); F16M 11/20 (2006.01); F16M 13/02 (2006.01)
CPC G03B 17/561 (2013.01) [F16M 11/14 (2013.01); F16M 11/2078 (2013.01); F16M 13/02 (2013.01); G03B 17/566 (2013.01); F16M 2200/022 (2013.01); F16M 2200/068 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An omnidirectional camera and accessory bracket for mounting and fixing a camera relative to a support, the bracket comprising:
a first arm having a first ball head camera mount, the first arm coupled to a central hub having a clamping knob;
a second arm having a second ball head camera mount, the second arm coupled to the central hub;
the central hub defining a common axis about which the first arm rotates;
the central hub comprising a first bushing rotatable about the common axis in tandem with the first arm;
the first bushing having a first ramp coupled to a first pressure cup under a first ball head in the first ball head camera mount; and
first teeth and second teeth in a facing arrangement, wherein the first teeth and the second teeth are configured to engage each other when the clamping knob is rotated, wherein the clamping knob is configured to move the first ramp along the common axis, urging the first pressure cup against the first ball head.