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Photography September class, title,number 09/10Below 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. 09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100247084 - Imaging device, focusing method and program: An image processing circuit/CPU performs AF processing in response to a halfway shutter operation and upon confirmation of a shooting shutter instruction causes a light emitting unit in a flash circuit to emit light, and decides an amount of light to be emitted at a shooting time based on a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100247085 - Automatic focus adjusting mechanism and optical image acquisition apparatus: In an automatic focus adjusting mechanism, a test sample having a patterned surface is mounted on a mount table, and an light beam passing through a slit formed in a field stop is applied to the patterned surface of the test sample. The light beam reflected from the test sample... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100247087 - Actuator and imaging device: Provided is a vibration actuator comprising an elastic body; an electromechanical transducer that causes the elastic body to vibrate; and a rotating body that rotates in response to a drive force received from contact with the elastic body at a vibrational antinode thereof, wherein the rotating body contacts the elastic... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100247086 - Housing for variable lens: The invention concerns A housing for a variable focus liquid lens (204) containing first and second immiscible liquids defining a liquid-liquid interface moveable by electrowetting by application of a voltage between first and second electrodes (206, 208) of the liquid lens, the housing comprising: a first portion (202) comprising a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100247088 - Stereo camera with controllable pivot point: There is disclosed stereographic camera system including first and second cameras including respective first and second lenses. A convergence mechanism may set a convergence angle by rotating at least the first camera about a first pivot axis. A first pivot shift mechanism may adjust the position of the first camera... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100247089 - Battery pack for a camera: A battery pack for a camera includes a main housing for containing one or more batteries. An adaptor electrically connected to the one or more batteries protrudes from the main housing and is configured for electrical engagement with a camera supported on the main housing. The battery pack optionally includes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100247090 - Display device: A display device comprises a housing, an image capture device and a screen mounted to the housing. A drive platform is mounted to the housing. The drive platform comprises: a rotatable part to which the image capture device is mounted; a stationary part having a chamber to receive the rotatable... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100247091 - Mobile electronic device: A mobile electronic device is provided which includes a housing and a button arranged in an outer surface of the housing. Adjacent to the button, a surrounding member is provided. The surrounding member is movable with respect to the housing.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP/semc
20100247092 - Lens barrel, camera, portable data terminal equipment, image input equipment, and cylinder for lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a fixed cylinder, a first rotating cylinder, a linear movement cylinder which moves integrally in an axis direction with the first rotating cylinder, and a second rotating cylinder. The linear movement cylinder has equal to or more than three projections in an outer circumferential surface. The... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100239237 - Handshake correction apparatus: A handshake correction apparatus for correcting shake of a camera includes Hall sensors that detect current position of a correction lens. The Hall sensors include a pair disposed along a virtual extension line crossing a correction lens. The apparatus also includes an actuator that drives the correction lens in response... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100239238 - Camera module with selectable imaging units and method for switching imaging capability of camera module: A camera module includes a first lens assembly, a second lens assembly, an image sensor module, a first driving device and a second driving device. The first lens assembly is positioned on an optical axis of the camera module. The second lens assembly is coaxially aligned with the first lens... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100239239 - Method and apparatus for motion compensation: A motion compensation apparatus for a camera module with a half-shutter function is provided. The apparatus includes an initialization unit for selecting a subject, a motion of which is to be detected, from images secured in a half-shutter state, and calculates motion information of the subject; a tracking unit for... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100239240 - Stereo camera with automatic control of interocular distance: There is disclosed stereographic camera system including a left and a right camera including respective lenses, plural mechanisms to synchronously set a focal length of the lenses, to synchronously set a focal distance of the lenses, to set a convergence angle between the left and right cameras, and to set... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100239241 - Surveillance camera mounting structure: A surveillance camera mounting structure includes a casing for accommodating a circuit board, a cover hinged to one side of the casing for closing the casing and having a front shield for accommodating an image sensor, a safety cord member connected between the casing and the cover to prohibit falling... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100239242 - Safeguard apparatus for covering camera lens: A handheld electronic device includes a housing, and a camera lens. The housing has a hole, and a camera lens is accommodated within the housing and exposed through the hole. The device includes a slidable panel and a retractable panel. The slidable panel is slidable relative to the housing between... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100232773 - Imaging station and method for repeatable alignment of images: Embodiments of an imaging station and method for repeatable alignment of images are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the imaging station includes a rotatable stage and a monostand. The rotatable stage may include a structure to support sets of handles for positioning of a subject's hands for at least... Agent: Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner / Raytheon
20100232774 - Method and apparatus for correcting hand-shake in digital image processing apparatus: Provided is a digital image processing apparatus that supports a hand-shake correcting function. The digital image processing apparatus includes: a shutter button operating in two stages that comprises a half-shutter state and a full-shutter state; a first filter filtering shock-waves generated in the half-shutter state when a half-shutter signal is... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100232775 - Interchangeable lens, camera body, and camera system: An interchangeable lens has a zoom lens, a zoom driver operable to drive the zoom lens along an optical axis, a focus lens, a focus driver operable to drive the focus lens along the optical axis, and a storage unit operable to store link information which links position information indicating... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100232776 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus comprising: a light receiving element having a micro lens array provided with a plurality of micro lenses arranged two-dimensionally, and a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements provided for the plurality of micro lenses, and outputting a light receiving signal obtained by receiving a light beam from an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100232777 - Photographing module: This invention provides a photographing module that at least includes a lens unit, an electrically controlled focusing mechanism, an elastic unit, a supporting base and a photosensitive device. A movable member of the electrically controlled focusing mechanism is electrically driven to move the lens unit attached therewith along an optical... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100232778 - Method and apparatus for controlling flash emission: In a method and apparatus for controlling flash emission, the brightness during pre-emission may be accurately measured even when operating an image sensor using a rolling shutter. When pre-emission of flash light is performed, partial exposure during the pre-emission when operating an image sensor using a rolling shutter may be... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100232779 - Interchangeable lens and camera body: An interchangeable lens which is mountable to a camera body and operates according to a command from the camera body includes a diaphragm operable to regulate an amount of light from a subject by changing an aperture, a drive unit operable to change the aperture of the diaphragm, and a... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100232780 - Positioning device for a reference surface: The invention resides in a positioning device for a reference surface within a lens port having a longitudinal axis. A reference surface element able to be extended substantially transversely across the port and withdrawn from the extended position are provided. A transverse movement element to effect such extension and withdrawal... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100232781 - Coating and developing apparatus, coating and developing method, and storage medium: A coating and developing apparatus has: a treatment block-including a water repellent module performing water repellent treatment on a substrate, a coating module, and a developing module; a substrate side-surface portion water repellent module for performing water repellent treatment on a side surface of a substrate; and a control unit... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100226631 - Image shake correction apparatus and image pickup apparatus: An image shake correction apparatus includes: a fixed member; a first guide shaft; a second guide shaft; an intermediate member; and a movable member.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100226632 - Image shake correction apparatus and image pickup apparatus: An image shake correction apparatus includes: a fixed member; a pair of guide shafts; an intermediate member; a movable member; a movement restraining section; and a restrained section.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100226633 - Compact camera module: The invention provides a compact camera module. The compact camera module includes an image sensing device, a set of optical elements, and a zooming device. The set of optical elements connects to the image sensing device, and comprises a lens set. The zooming device connects to the set of optical... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100226634 - Lens apparatus and camera system: A lens apparatus comprises a barrel 100 which houses an imaging optical system including magnification-varying lens units 26 and 27, a focus lens unit 25, and a beam separation element 29 which separates a part of a light beam from an object out of a light beam directed to an... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100226635 - Image capture device with zoom lens: An image capture device of the present invention includes: a zoom lens being caused by the operation of the zoom mechanism to move along the optical axis; an information acquisition part which acquires information about the amount of movement determined by the amount of movement of the zoom lens; a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100226636 - Focus adjustment method, focus adjustment apparatus, and control method thereof: An apparatus comprises a face position detection section for detecting at least a position at which is present a person's face inside a frame using an image signal obtained from an image sensor for photoelectrically converting an object image captured by a photographing optical system, a focus control section for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100226637 - Drive unit, lens barrel, and camera: A drive unit includes an ultrasonic actuator, which has an actuator body formed using a piezoelectric element and outputs a driving force by vibration of the actuator body, and a control section which induces vibration in the actuator body by supplying a plurality of AC voltages to the piezoelectric element.... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100226638 - Control circuit for the synchronized or alternate triggering of at least two flash devices: A control circuit responsive to a flash activating signal of a camera for the synchronous or alternate activation of at least two flash devices is disclosed. Each flash device includes a flash generator including a voltage source and at least one flash unit. An input of the control circuit is... Agent: Venable LLP
20100226639 - Intelligent red eye removal: A device measures one or more of a distance from an eye of a subject, a blink of the eye, and lighting adjacent to the subject, calculates automated red eye removal settings based on one or more of the measured distance, blink, and lighting, automatically removes red eye from an... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20100226640 - Camera system and lens apparatus: A camera system for driving a diaphragm by a stepping motor including first and second coils and capable of 2-phase driving, includes a display unit configured to display an image signal, a live view control unit configured to display image signals sequentially read from an image sensor in the display... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100226641 - Camera holder: The invention refers to a camera holder comprising a clamp (1), which has two arms (1a, 1b). One of these arms (1a) carries a mount (2) designed as an angular piece, which has a continuous opening for a screw (3) to be inserted and fixed in a tripod connection of... Agent: Walter A. Hackler
20100226642 - Barrier unit: A barrier unit is provided that suppresses reflection of light at end faces of blades when the blades are in an open state and that prevents the blades from riding on top of each other. The barrier unit includes a base; and a pair of blades mounted on the base,... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100226643 - Imaging device housing: A main body component of a video camera includes a main frame. The main frame has a upper wall and a lower wall. The upper wall has an upper wall main body disposed opposite the lower wall, and projections that protrude from the upper wall main body on the opposite... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100220986 - Image-taking apparatus and control unit for focus control: The method of manufacturing a photograph comprises, in the following order, the steps: a) focussing, so as to reach a first focussing state (A), which is a desired in-focus state with respect to an image plane (87) of a focussed-state detection arrangement (70); b) shifting from said first focussing state... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20100220987 - Imaging device and portable terminal with this: It is an object of the present invention to provide an imaging device that can be reduced in production cost in comparison with the conventional imaging device, and a portable terminal provided with the imaging device. The imaging device 10 comprises a lens 11 for focusing light from an object,... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100220988 - Light quantity adjusting device, lens barrel, image pickup device, and method of controlling the image pickup device: A light quantity adjusting device includes a plate, an upper diaphragm blade, a lower diaphragm blade, and a diaphragm blade driving unit. The upper diaphragm blade has a semicircular upper main opening and a semicircular upper sub opening. The lower diaphragm blade has a semicircular lower main opening and a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100220989 - Camera body and imaging apparatus: A camera body includes an imaging unit for generating image data from an optical signal incident via the interchangeable lens, a detector for detecting a light quantity of the optical signal, a controller for setting an aperture value of a diaphragm of the interchangeable lens and an exposure condition which... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100220990 - Diaphragm control apparatus of interchangeable lens camera: A diaphragm control apparatus incorporated in a camera body, to which an interchangeable lens equipped with a diaphragm apparatus is detachably attached, the diaphragm apparatus including a diaphragm operatively-associated rod for driving an adjustable diaphragm to open and shut the adjustable diaphragm, and the diaphragm control apparatus including a slide... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100220991 - Arm pivot shaft support mechanism and imaging device equipped with the same: A head arm pivot shaft support mechanism 180 has a cord covering unit 200 including a first part 210, a second part 220, and a third part 230. The first part 210 and the second part 220 are located on a side of one head-side engagement leg 186 of bifurcated... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100220992 - Miniature mounting apparatus: The present invention is directed towards a miniature tripod assembly adapted to mount to the bottom of a camera, or other device, and to be small enough to fit within the profile of the device. The miniature tripod assembly may use ball and socket joint connectors which, when interconnected, form... Agent: Michael A. Guth
20100220993 - Camera diaphragm device: A camera diaphragm device in which two diaphragm blades, that is, first and second diaphragm blades having respective first and second diaphragm aperture portions whose diameters differ from each other is provided. The diaphragm blades are mounted to blade mounting shafts provided close to each other and in a standing... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.Previous industry: Electric resistance heating devices
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