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Photography January USPTO class patent listing 01/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/25/2007 > 17 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070019936 - Stereoscopic visualization device for patient image data and video images: A system for visually combining patient image data from transillumination and/or tomographic imaging methods and/or object image data with video images includes an image display device having an auto-stereoscopic monitor, at least one camera and a computer-assisted navigation system. The navigation system is operable to detect spatial positions of a... Agent: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP Nineteenth Floor
20070019937 - Image-taking apparatus: An image-taking apparatus includes an imaging device and a shooting lens of variable foal length, and generates image signals by forming a subject image entering through the shooting lens on the imaging device. The apparatus includes an angular-velocity sensor that predicts a shake that will occur at shooting by detecting... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070019938 - Retractable lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a standard optical element used in a standard photographing operation and an insertable optical element which is selectively inserted into and removed from a photographing optical path. The lens barrel includes an accommodating driving device which moves the standard optical element and the insertable optical element... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070019939 - Digital single-lens reflex camera: The present invention discloses a digital single-lens reflex camera having a first mirror for reflecting part of a light beam coming from a subject through a photographing optical system and transmitting the remaining light beam. The reflected light beam is used for detecting the focus state of an imaging light... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20070019940 - Automatic focusing apparatus: The present invention provides an automatic focusing system comprising: a region configuring device which configures a main subject region including a main subject within a photographing screen; a focusing control device which controls focusing so that a focus state of the main subject included in the configured main subject region... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070019941 - Trail camera: A trail camera having one or more hinges to provide pivoting of the trail camera after mounting to a fixed object is disclosed. The hinges allow pivoting of a housing and/or a camera section after the trail camera is mounted to enable a user to direct the trail camera towards... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20070019943 - Camera system, information processing device, information processing method, and computer program: A camera system has: cameras; and an information-processing device connected through a communication network with the cameras, which acquires a shot image from the cameras. Each camera includes: an image-pickup part taking an image of a subject; and an image-pickup synchronizing part mutually synchronizing an image-pickup timing of the camera... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070019942 - Electroluminescent display device and a digital camera using an electroluminescent display device: An electroluminescent display device includes an electroluminescent display, and at least one switch which is positioned adjacent to an inner surface of the electroluminescent display, the switch being activated upon an outer surface of the electroluminescent display being pressed to resiliently deform the switch.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070019944 - Electronic imaging apparatus having optical/electronic finder mechanisms switchable in accordance with imaging condition: An electronic imaging apparatus having a section for generating imaging data which indicates an imaging condition; an optical finder mechanism for introducing light from a subject to a finder; a data display device for displaying at least one of the subject's image and the imaging condition in the finder; and... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20070019945 - Single-lens-reflex digital camera: A single-lens-reflex digital camera in which an optical image of an object that is to be photographed via a photographing lens is reflected by a main mirror to be formed on a focusing screen so that the optical image is viewed through a viewfinder while the main mirror is retracted... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070019946 - Methods for creating spherical imagery: High Dynamic Range (HDR) spherical images can be obtained without a requirement for special purpose cameras having linear optical sensors. Various examples of the present invention can use a standard single lens reflex (SLR) camera with a fisheye lens to obtain spherical images. The camera is positioned to obtain a... Agent: Brian L. Michaelis Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, LLP
20070019947 - Device mounting apparatus, adjustment jig, and image pickup apparatus with adjustment mechanism: A device mounting apparatus that allows the orientation of a device to be easily adjusted alone. The device mounting apparatus is mounted with a device. A mount includes a seat fixed to a base, and a rotation mechanism portion that is supported by the seat and can change the orientation... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20070019948 - Lens barrel, driving method thereof, and image pickup device: A lens barrel which is capable of increasing the total length of the lens barrel in a shooting state even in a case where the collapsed lens barrel length is short, with a simple construction. A shooting optical system is disposed movably in an optical axis direction. A lens barrel... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070019949 - Stand apparatus for photographic uses: An apparatus for photographic and/or optical equipment configured for use to obtain a full spherical photographic image. The apparatus includes a stand which has a plurality of legs, at least one substantially vertical extension extending upward from the stand, a substantially horizontal extension having a length, and a camera mount.... Agent: Brian L. Michaelis Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, LLP
20070019950 - imaging device module: An imaging device module includes a housing; and a lens system, an image pickup device, a shutter unit, an external circuit board and a flexible printed wiring board which are provided with the housing. The shutter unit is movable in an optical axis direction. The external circuit board is provided... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070019951 - Camera film prewinding using d-shaped film perforations: A film camera has a body enclosing a light-tight film space. A film unit disposed in the film space, includes a filmstrip having a longitudinally extending row of uniform perforations. The perforations each have at least one concavely-curved edge extending in a direction transverse to the filmstrip. The film space... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff
20070019952 - Imaging apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: An imaging apparatus includes a solid-state imaging sensor. The sensor includes a semiconductor chip receiving light from an object through a light receiving surface and performing photoelectric conversion of the received light; a translucent member provided on an upper surface of the chip to protect the chip; and plural electrode... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.01/18/2007 > 20 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070014550 - Automatic photo studio: The present invention enables a user to photograph and edit a photograph suiting one's taste slowly and while having fun. The automatic photo studio of this invention has a counter for a person to receive a user, a plurality of satellites having a function of receiving operations of a user... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070014551 - Image sensing apparatus, imaging system, and operation program product therefor: An image sensing apparatus has: an image sensor which converts a subject optical image into an electrical signal; a driving section which moves the image sensor on a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of the image sensing apparatus: an imaging controlling section which causes the image sensor to obtain... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20070014552 - Eyeshot detection device using distance image sensor: An object of the present invention is, when determining a line-of-sight vector of a subject, to identify a three-dimensional position of a pupil center or corneal reflection center thereof. The line-of-sight vector is determined by measuring a distance from a camera to the pupil center or corneal reflection center of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070014553 - Image-taking apparatus: An image-taking apparatus includes a LED emission section that irradiates a subject with light by causing a LED to emit the light and a xenon-tube emission section that irradiates a subject with light by causing a xenon tube to emit the light. The light from the xenon-tube emission section has... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070014554 - Image processor and image processing program: Feature points are extracted from an image of a plurality of frames. A blurring direction component of a previous frame image is judged from motion vectors of the next frame image acquired with reference to feature points of the extracted previous frame image. Images of the same blurring direction are... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070014555 - Stage apparatus and camera shake correction apparatus using the stage apparatus: A stage apparatus includes a stationary support member, a movable stage plate supported by the stationary support member to be movable in a plane relative to the stationary support member, at least one magnetic force generator which is provided integral with the stationary support member, and at least one coil... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070014556 - Communications devices including integrated digital cameras operating at different frequencies and related methods: A communications device may include a receiver, a tunable clock signal generator, a digital camera, and a processor. The receiver may be configured to receive communications over an air interface using a plurality of frequency channels. The tunable clock signal generator may be configured to generate a tunable clock signal... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20070014557 - Image taking apparatus: An image taking apparatus has a small light-emitting section capable of easily adjusting a luminous intensity distribution of flash. Two reflection side plates are disposed such that they cover Fresnel lenses disposed on both ends of a protector when a zoom switch is operated to a WIDE side, light emitted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070014558 - Image taking apparatus: In an image taking apparatus, an arc tube and a reflector are moved forward when a zoom switch is operated to a WIDE-side and two reflection side plates are disposed such as to cover and hide Fresnel lenses located on both ends of a protector. Light emitted sideway from the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070014559 - Lens operation device and camera system: The present invention provides a lens operation device connected to a lens apparatus and adapted to operate a function which the lens apparatus has. The structure of the lens operation device includes: a plurality of switches including an auxiliary switch; and a controller for detecting the function of the lens... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070014560 - Selective focus system for use in photography: An optical system is provided for allowing regional focus control. The system uses a variable power optical component system as two optical shear plates that can be laterally displaced with respect to each other to adjust and alter the field curvature of the optical system. This changing of the field... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070014562 - Auto focus camera, lens apparatus and camera system with a vibration motor drive: A camera comprising the following components is disclosed: a vibrating motor which drives a focus lens of an image-taking optical system, and a control circuit which controls the vibrating type motor to repeatedly drive and stop the focus lens, extracting higher frequency components from an image signal obtained from an... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070014561 - Lens module and electrical apparatus thereof: A lens module includes a driving apparatus, a rotary device, and a lens assembly. The rotary device includes a contact portion having a continuous ramp and is rotated by the driving apparatus. The lens assembly includes a guide portion which contacts the contact portion and a lens moving along with... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070014563 - Ring-shaped luminaire: A ring-shaped luminaire has a luminaire housing with an opening for a camera lens. At least one illumination element is arranged inside the luminaire housing behind a light passage of the luminaire housing. An attachment is arranged on the luminaire housing. The attachment has at least one honeycomb louver that... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt
20070014564 - Photographic apparatus: The present invention provides a photographic apparatus comprising a control device which controls photography preparations when a release button is halfway-pressed and controls photography when the release button is fully-pressed, wherein the control device also controls photography upon deactivation of halfway-pressing of the release button. According to the photographic apparatus... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070014565 - System and method for capturing, associating and distributing photographic images: A system and method for capturing and distributing digitized photographic images via an electronics communications network are provided. A subject is provided with a portable identification wireless transmitter. A digital camera coupled with a wireless receiver creates a digital photographic document and includes the identification of the user in a... Agent: Patrick Reilly
20070014566 - Lens drive apparatus: A lens drive apparatus provides a moving lenticular body equipped with a lens. A driving mechanism is used to move the moving lenticular body in an axis direction of the lens. A fixed body supports the moving lenticular body so as to make it movable in an optical axis direction.... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department
20070014568 - Digital camera and digital camera printing system applied thereon: The present invention provides a digital camera and a digital camera printing system applied thereon, which are possible to confirm whether there are flawed photographic images existed or not, and what kinds of the flawed photographic images they are if there are flawed photographic images existed in order to avoid... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070014567 - Self adjusting operation lamp system: A combined operation lamp image detecting system includes an operation lamp attached to a movable mount, and at least one camera arranged in a fixed, known and/or detectable positional relationship relative to the operation lamp. The moveable mount includes actuators that are controlled on the basis of image signals detected... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brainlab)
20070014569 - Positioning a flexible printed circuit board in a mobile telecommunication terminal: A mobile communication terminal comprising a first unit comprising a circuit; a second unit comprising a rotating camera module; and a flexible printed circuit board connecting said circuit to said rotating camera module. The rotating camera module comprising a first peg forming a first turning point for said flexible circuit... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka01/11/2007 > 20 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070009242 - Shake detecting apparatus, shake correcting apparatus and image pickup apparatus: A shake detecting apparatus includes a shake detecting sensor for outputting signals resulting from shake given to the shake detecting apparatus. In the case of application, for example, to an image pickup apparatus, the shake detecting sensor detects camera shake given to the image pickup apparatus. The shake detecting apparatus... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070009244 - Image stabilizer, lens apparatus and imager apparatus: An image stabilizer can steady blurry images. The image stabilizer includes first and second Hall elements and a yoke with a magnet fixed thereto, the yoke including a projected portion to escape magnetic flux from the edge portion of the magnet. In the state in which one of magnets and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070009245 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes the functions of conducting automatic exposure control and of conducting shake correction with respect to digital image data acquired by an image pickup unit. The imaging apparatus includes: a determining unit that determines whether or not the shake correction is being implemented; and a switching unit... Agent: Taiyo Corporation
20070009243 - Method of manufacturing image stabilizer: An image stabilizer manufacturing method provides an image stabilizer which can steady blurry images produced by camera shake or vibration. One of the magnet and a coil supporting member are fixed to a moving frame. In the state in which an optical axis of a correcting lens is matched with... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070009247 - Image pickup device and portable electronic equipment: A cellular telephone handset has a built-in image pickup device. A lid shaped reception unit is slidable on a transmission unit or main body between closed and open positions, lies on a first surface of the main body when in the closed position, and uncovers at least part of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070009246 - Zoom lens assembly capable of macro photography: A zoom lens assembly includes an optical system forming an optical axis and having at least one lens group, a base member (1), a macro ring member (2) rotatably engaged with the base member for accomplishing both zooming and focusing operations, a lens holder (3) received in the macro ring... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20070009249 - Autofocusing apparatus of camera and autofocusing method thereof: The present invention relates to autofocusing apparatus of a camera. The autofocusing apparatus of a camera includes a lens section on which a light signal is incident; an image sensor and ISP section that receives the light signal incident on the lens section so as to convert into an electrical... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP
20070009248 - Method and apparatus for auto focusing an imaging device: A method and apparatus for accurately auto focusing a lens of an imaging device. In an exemplary embodiment, an imaged scene is split into an array of zones. The minimum and maximum sharpness score for each zone is determined over a plurality of lens positions. A histogram of the lens... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070009250 - Camera lens assembly for portable terminal: Disclosed is a camera lens assembly of a portable terminal, which includes a lens housing; and a drive plate provided at a position adjacent to the lens housing, wherein the lens housing rotates as the drive plate moves linearly. Because of the camera lens assembly, the lens housing need not... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20070009251 - System and method for exhibiting image focus information on a viewfinder: An improved system and method for providing information concerning the level of focus of objects appearing on a viewfinder for a digital camera system. The present invention analyzes a plurality of objects or regions of an image that is being shown to a user through a viewfinder of an electronic... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20070009252 - Monitoring arrangement: There are difficulties with regard to observing a rotating component in an obscuring environment such as typical of a gas turbine engine where there may be soot, flames, light signals and moisture. It will be understood that simply increasing the light intensity will increase scatter and therefore may “blind” a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070009253 - Method and system in digital imaging for adjusting exposure and a corresponding device: The invention relates to a method in digital imaging for adjusting exposure, in which one or more exposure parameters (ET, AG) of a camera device are adjusted in connection with imaging. In the method, a histogram formed from a raw image frame (12) is analysed, from which one or more... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP
20070009254 - Locking unit for a display unit in an image photographing apparatus: An image photographing apparatus includes an apparatus main body having a mounting portion. A display unit having a display is mounted on the mounting portion. The display unit can be positioned at first pose where the display unit faces the bottom surface of the mounting portion, or at a second... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070009255 - Observation device, camera and observation method: An observation device capable of observing a first image formed by an objective optical system, includes: a display element into which an illumination light emitted from an illumination source is incident and that generates a second image with the illumination light to superimpose the second image over the first image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070009256 - Imaging device, system and associated methods using multiple harmonized data streams: An imaging system includes an image sensor, a digital image sensing device and a host system. The digital image sensing device provides image data in a plurality of formats, suitable for the differing requirements of different applications running on a host system.... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20070009257 - Optimizing use and performance of optical systems implemented with telecentric on-axis dark field illumination: Systems and methods are provided for imaging a planar specular object such as a semiconductor wafer. In one embodiment, an imaging system for imaging a defect on a planar specular object includes a telecentric lens having a sufficiently aspherical surface such that the telecentric lens is substantially corrected for an... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP
20070009258 - Front frame of an image photographing apparatus and a method of manufacturing the same: A front frame of an image photographing apparatus integrally comprises a filter mounting piece with a threaded fastening part at its inner diameter, and an opening for exposing a remote control receiver. A circumferential surface of the filter mounting piece and a periphery of the opening are plated so that... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.01/04/2007 > 20 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
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