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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. 01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090028535 - Waterproof housing: A waterproof housing is provided with an engaging member that can engage with rotary members provided respectively on a plurality of cameras. The rotary members can be rotated from the outside of the waterproof housing. Accordingly, the plurality of cameras can be stored and operated selectively in a single waterproof... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.c.
20090028536 - Apparatus and method for measuring an acceleration to determine a camera dome's required motor holding current: A system and method for reducing vibration in a dome camera security system is provided in which the heat produced by the motors is reduced as well. The dome camera system is equipped with an acceleration detecting circuit disposed in close proximity to the camera. The acceleration detecting circuit has... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090028537 - Photographing apparatus, and control method and computer program product for controlling the same: A photographing apparatus including: a photographing means that photographs a subject to obtain an image representing the subject by receiving an instruction to perform photographing; a camera shake correction means constructed to be driven in a direction different from the optical axis of the photographing means and corrects a camera... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090028538 - Solid-state image sensor and automatic-focus camera using the same: A solid-state image sensor for automatic focus with highly precise automatic focus performance is realized at low cost. In the solid-state image sensor for automatic focus which has paired linear sensors (L1 to L10) respectively provided with linear sensors for standard portion (L1-B to L10-B) and linear sensors for reference... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090028540 - Auto-focusing optical apparatus with focus detection area setting capability: An optical apparatus is disclosed, with which focus detection areas of different size and/or position can be stored. The optical apparatus includes a first operating member which is operated changing at least one of a size and a position of a focus detection area, a memory storing a plurality of... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.l.p.
20090028539 - Focus adjusting method and focus adjusting device: A focus adjusting method for adjusting focus by moving a focusing lens group of a photographing optical system, wherein the focus adjusting method includes a first search stage at which a focus search operation is performed based on an image formed in a large focus area while the focusing lens... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090028541 - Movable flash adapter: An adapter connected to a camera providing a rapidly movable support of a camera flash between flash positions favorable to a portrait and a landscape camera orientation, including a annular track, such as provided on a portion of an annular band mounted forward of the camera body, typically concentric with... Agent: Joanne M. Martin
20090028542 - Active camera apparatus and robot apparatus: An outer body of ball shell type has an opening. A camera is located in the outer body and receives an image from outside of the outer body through the opening. A camera support unit is located in the outer body and rotationally supports the camera along a first axis... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090028543 - Apparatus for photographing pipe without suspension of water supply and system for controlling the same: An apparatus for photographing a pipe without suspension of water supply and a system for controlling the same are disclosed. According to present invention, the interior of the pipe can be photographed by inserting the camera into the pipe and moving and rotating the camera without halting water supply, and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090028544 - Microscope system and microscope observation method: A microscope system that shifts a plurality of observation locations that are set upon an observation subject in order onto an optical axis of an objective optical system, and for each of the observation locations, performs photography with an image-capturing device of an observation image of the observation subject a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20090028545 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: A first cam gear (a shutter cam gear) and a second cam gear (a mirror cam gear) are driven to successively realize a first phase (a stop phase), a second phase (a live view phase), and a third phase (a shooting phase).... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090028546 - Camera module: A camera module including a lens system with at least one lens is capable of capturing a still image and a moving picture. The camera module includes a housing containing the lens system with an opening on a surface thereof facing an object of the lens system. An aperture diaphragm... Agent: Cha & Reiter, Llc
20090028547 - Cartridge type attachment lens for a digital camera: A cartridge type attachment lens arranged in front of a digital camera for receiving card lenses is disclosed. A cuboid shell is removably fixed on a camera lens. There is a battery and a lighting unit as a light source for the close-up photography in the shell. A plurality of... Agent: Hdsl01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090022486 - Image apparatus and evaluation method: An image apparatus includes a screen, a detecting unit, a determining unit, an acquiring unit and a control unit. The screen is configured to display an image formed by an optical system and at least one detection position superimposed onto the image. The detecting unit is configured to detect information... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.c.
20090022487 - Two-step auto focus camera and method for driving the same: A two-step auto focus camera with two focal points includes a lens unit (20) and a permanent magnet (30) being fixedly mounted around the lens unit to move with the lens unit. Upper and lower coil seats (60a, 60b) are mounted around the lens unit and are arranged at upper... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090022488 - Camera: The invention makes it is possible to easily and precisely adjust the frame rate of continuous shooting photography, and to keep it constant for a long period of time. The invention provides a digital camera including an image-acquisition device for acquiring an image of a subject; a shutter control member... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090016708 - Image detection device, focusing device, image-capturing device, image detection method, and focusing method: An image detection device includes: a subject detector that acquires image information in an image field of an imaging optics with an image sensor, and detects a position of a subject in the image field based upon reference information related to an image of the subject and the image information;... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090016709 - Automatic focusing system and method thereof: An exemplary automatic focusing system adopted in a camera includes a brightness detecting unit, a recording unit, a correcting unit, and a selecting unit. The brightness detecting unit is configured for detecting a general brightness value of an environment of a subject prior to a focusing operation of the camera... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090016710 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes: a projection unit that projects an optical image; a photometric unit that measures brightness of an environment in which the projection unit projects the optical image; and a projection control unit that stops projection by the projection unit, if the brightness measured by the photometric unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090016711 - Operating device: An operating device is provided having a first button, a second button, and a regulating member. The first button has a tubular hole having a bottom, and is able to be pressed in the direction from the opening edge of said tubular hole to the bottom. The second button freely... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090010628 - Camera apparatus and a method and software for using such: An improved camera apparatus and diversification of the use of a camera apparatus such that when the trigger for taking a picture is activated, a certain predefined sound clip of the camera apparatus is activated, which sound clip is played with the sound-reproducing equipment of the camera apparatus before taking... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20090010629 - Method and apparatus for a submersible electronic device: The method and apparatus for a submersible electronic device provides an electronic device such as, for example, a digital camera (100), PDA, computer, or the like, which may comprise a user interface, a body (101), and an electronic assembly disposed within the body, the device being characterized in that the... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20090010630 - Camera system and method of correcting camera fitting errors: A camera system includes a detection unit that detects fitting errors of a camera as displacement quantities in a first direction, a second direction and an optical axis rotating direction of an image picked up by the camera, a selection unit that selects a rotation correcting quantity corresponding to the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20090010631 - Imaging apparatus: A lens-controlling device controls a first lens unit which moves for zooming and a second lens unit which moves for correcting the displacement of an image plane caused by zooming and for focusing. The lens-controlling device includes a memory which stores data for obtaining target-position information representing a target position... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090010632 - Image-taking apparatus and projection module: An image-taking apparatus including an auxiliary light projecting section that is small in size in spite of using multiple projection elements and is capable of performing extensive illumination to a range including parallax while maintaining a certain degree of brightness until reaching a given distance, and a projection module suitable... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090010633 - Camera and method for use with camera: A camera comprising a first imaging part for capturing IR image data of a first field of view, said first imaging part comprising IR optics, a second imaging part for capturing visible light data of a second field of view at least partially overlapping the first field of view, said... Agent: Albihns Stockholm Ab
20090010634 - Control device and method for camera unit and program for implementing the control method: A camera unit which is capable of coping with both a case where it is largely displaced from a preset position and a case where it is slightly displaced from the same, and makes it possible to enhance accuracy and reliability in displacement correction. A zoom/focus control circuit and a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090010635 - Camera and method for use with camera: A camera comprising a first imaging part for capturing IR image data of a first field of view, said first imaging part comprising IR optics, a second imaging part for capturing visible light data of a second field of view at least partially overlapping the first field of view, said... Agent: Albihns Stockholm Ab
20090010636 - Finder optical system and single-lens reflex camera having same: The finder optical system has a reflex mirror, a focal plane plate, a prism, an eyepiece, and a dust-proofing multilayer. The reflex mirror is disposed on an optical path of a photographing optical system. The focal plane plate is disposed at a position on which an image is formed by... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090010637 - Adjustable mount for securing a camera, video camera, etc. to another member: An adjustable mount is disclosed for securing a piece of equipment 12 to another member. The adjustable mount includes a first member attachable to the other member and an elongated member secured at one end to the first member. A sphere is attached to the opposite end of the elongated... Agent: Wilhelm Law Service, S.c.
20090010638 - Camera module: A camera module includes a lens, a lens barrel, a lens holder, a circuit board, an image sensor, and an elastic member. The lens barrel receives the lens therein and includes a flange protruding over the lens barrel. The lens holder is affixed to the circuit board to receive the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090010639 - Photo processing device, cartridge, and control method for photo processing device: RFID tag to which predetermined information is written in advance is added to a replenisher cartridge, and the information is read from the RFID tag when the replenisher cartridge is loaded in a photo processing device. Whether or not a loaded replenisher cartridge is a genuine product is judged based... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090003810 - Devices, systems, and methods regarding images: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, which can comprise a dome. The dome can have a truncated four-sided pyramid shape. The system can comprise a crown adapted to be operatively coupled to an apex portion of the dome. The system can comprise a plurality of light sources adapted to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090003811 - Camera enclosure sealing system and method: The present invention relates generally to a sealing system and method. More particularly, the invention encompasses a method and a system for a camera enclosure sealing. The invention meets or exceeds the IP67 International Standard. The inventive camera enclosure sealing system provides an enclosure which is dust-proof and water-proof.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090003812 - Image stabilizer: An image stabilizer includes a fixed member, a first movable member, a second movable member, and a position sensor. The fixed member includes a first actuator arranged near a first side of an imaging device in parallel with the first side. The first movable member includes a second actuator arranged... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090003813 - Camera system and camera body: This camera system includes: a vibration compensation unit including a vibration compensation optical system and an image-capturing unit; a drive unit that drives the vibration compensation unit; a detection unit that detects vibration; a position detection unit that detects the position of the vibration compensation unit; a target position determination... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090003814 - Driving apparatus: An anti-vibration unit serving as a driving apparatus has an X axis transducer having a driver, a fixed frame having an X axis transducer holding part, an X frame having a sliding body against which the driver is pressed by a pressing plate with an anti-vibration sheet and a holder... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090003815 - Multi color autofocus apparatus and method: An improved autofocus system and method that includes a controllable light source having at least two selectively activated substantially monochromatic output wavelengths adapted for illuminating an object; a camera receiving light from said light source reflected from a portion of said object and generating output signals responsive to said received... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP
20090003816 - Focus detection optical system and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: The invention relates to a focus detection optical system for digital single-lens reflex cameras or the like and an imaging apparatus incorporating the same. A pupil division optical system comprises an aperture stop having a pair of openings with an optical axis of said taking lens held between them, and... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090003817 - Imaging apparatus, image display control method, and program: In the present invention, there is provided an imaging apparatus including: a mode determiner configured to determine a mode that is set; an automatic focus detectable frame display controller configured to, if a predetermined mode is found set by the mode determiner, control displaying an automatic focus detectable frame for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090003818 - Apparatus for auto focusing: There is provided an apparatus for auto-focusing including: a sensing unit sensing a current position of a lens moving within a predetermined range along a moving shaft; an A/D converter converting a lens position value from the sensing unit into a digital signal; a lens position control unit generating a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090003819 - Photographing device, photographing method, and program: A photographing device configured to photograph a plurality of images consecutively by changing an exposure value is provided. The photographing device may; include a control-range-determination unit configured to determine a control range which is a range where the exposure value is varied, and an interval-calculation unit configured to calculate a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090003821 - Grip device and image photographing apparatus having the same: A grip device and an image photographing apparatus are provided in which a user can photograph an object at any intended angle by freely changing a position of his or her hand while holding the image photographing apparatus. The image photographing apparatus includes a main body including a lens unit... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090003820 - Strap for cameras and video recorders: As one example, it features: “Gel Strap”: It is a removable strap, whose position or length can be adjusted at the gel pads, by the user, to provide an optimal and personalized comfort solution. It also features: “Male-female plug strap”, for connectivity for electricity, data, Internet, network, computer, wired or... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting
20090003822 - Hand-held photographic support system: A hand-held photographic support system consists of a telescoping shaft having an elongated handle at a first end, and a camera platform at a second end. A view screen is positioned on the handle. A camera positioned on the camera platform is in communication with the view screen, so that... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20090003823 - Shutter and optical apparatus having the same apparatus: A shutter for an optical apparatus has multiple sectors and an operation member. Each of the multiple sectors has a cam opening for engagement and is pivotally provided to open and close a shutter opening, the operation member moves each of said multiple sectors in engagement with the cam opening,... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP
20090003824 - Light controlling apparatus and optical apparatus: A small-size light controlling apparatus in which, it is not necessary to draw a wire for a diaphragm control, from a diaphragm mechanism, and an optical apparatus in which the light controlling apparatus is used, are provided. The light controlling apparatus includes a substrate having an optical aperture which is... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090003825 - Substrate processing system: A cassette waiting block is connected to a transfer in/out block of a coating and developing treatment system, and in the cassette waiting block, a cassette transfer in/out unit, a cassette waiting unit, a cassette delivery unit, and a substrate processing unit are provided. In the cassette waiting block, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.Previous industry: Electric resistance heating devices
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