US 9,810,974 B2
Tripod for photographing apparatus
Eun Ho Chi, Yongin-si (KR); Myung Gyu Kim, Yongin-si (KR); and Sang Eon Kim, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed on Jan. 4, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/398,048.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2016-0000799 (KR), filed on Jan. 5, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0192344 A1, Jul. 6, 2017
Int. Cl. G03B 17/56 (2006.01); F16M 11/38 (2006.01); F16M 11/24 (2006.01); B29C 45/16 (2006.01); B29C 45/14 (2006.01); B29L 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC G03B 17/561 (2013.01) [B29C 45/14811 (2013.01); B29C 45/1671 (2013.01); F16M 11/242 (2013.01); F16M 11/38 (2013.01); B29C 2045/1673 (2013.01); B29L 2009/00 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tripod for a photographing apparatus, the tripod comprising:
a plurality of legs;
a bracket, to which the plurality of legs is coupled;
a support coupled to the bracket, the support comprising a plurality of resilient members respectively formed at a periphery of the support, each resilient member having a resilient force of a specific magnitude; and
each of the plurality of legs comprising a contact member, each contact member provided at an upper end portion of the corresponding leg,
wherein each contact member comprises:
a first surface provided at an upper end of the contact member and defining a first angle with a longitudinal axis of the leg; and
a second surface extending from the first surface and defining a second angle with the first surface,
wherein the first surface and the support contact each other when the corresponding leg is in a folded state, and the second surface and the support contact each other when the corresponding leg is in an unfolded state, and
wherein, when a respective one of the legs changes from the folded state to the unfolded state or from the unfolded state to the folded state, a corresponding resilient member moves by a load applied to the upper end of the corresponding contact member.