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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. 01/27/2011 > 9 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110019985 - Image stabilizing camera system: An exemplary image stabilizing camera system includes a fixed body having a first receiving cavity therein, a movable unit received in the first receiving cavity, a pivot member located between the fixed body and the movable unit, a motion sensor, and a driving module. The pivot member is engagingly received... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110019986 - Optical apparatus having optical anti-shake function: An optical apparatus of the present invention includes shake detectors 25p and 25y which detect a shake, electro-optic elements eo1 and eo2 which constitute a part of the optical system and change refractive-index distributions by an electro-optic effect in accordance with an applied voltage, and a drive unit 23 which... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20110019987 - Lens barrel and imaging device: The lens barrel includes a first supporting frame, an optical element, a second supporting frame, and a guide shaft. The first supporting frame has a first base portion and a first seat portion that projects in a first direction from the first base portion. The second supporting frame supports the... Agent: Shinjyu Global Ip
20110019988 - Lens barrel and imaging device: The lens barrel includes a flexible wire, a first supporting frame and a second supporting frame. The flexible wire has a first end with at least one terminal, a second end with at least one terminal and a bent portion disposed between the first and second ends. The bent portion... Agent: Shinjyu Global Ip
20110019989 - Imaging device and imaging method: When the total number of pairs of a feature point and a corresponding point, which are detected from a first image data and a second image data that are in focus, respectively, exceeds a predetermined threshold th1, a parallax histogram generation unit is controlled to generate a histogram of parallax... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110019990 - Imaging apparatus: A small imaging apparatus (1) implementing an optical image stabilizing function has a vibratory driving device (3) which comprises a driving shaft (7), an electromechanical transducer (6) consisting of a plurality of elongatable portions capable of elongating and contracting in an axial direction of the driving shaft (7) respectively and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110019991 - Mobile terminal having camera flash and method for controlling camera flash: A mobile terminal including an LED camera flash includes a lens, which is for photographing an object, an image sensing unit, which generates a sensor result value by executing automatic exposure and automatic white balance, a flash module, which includes a flash driving unit that controls the LED camera flash,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110019992 - Stabilized mount for, and method of, steadily supporting a motion-sensitive, image capture device: A stabilized mount stably supports a motion-sensitive, image capture device, such as a cellular telephone or a personal digital assistant, on a support surface, such as a tripod or analogous camera equipment. The device is operative for capturing an image over a field of view along an optical axis perpendicular... Agent: Kirschstein, Israel, Schiffmiller & Pieroni, P.C.
20110019993 - Camera with electroactive telescopic shutter module: A camera includes a lens module, an image sensor, and a shutter module. The centers of the image sensor and the shutter module are on an optical axis of the lens module. The shutter module includes a frame and an electroactive telescopic unit having a first electroactive polymer layer, two... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss01/20/2011 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110013894 - Image pickup apparatus and control method therefor: The image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup element including first pixels for photoelectrically converting an object image formed by a light flux from an image taking optical system and second pixels for photoelectrically converting optical images formed by light fluxes divided form the light flux from the image taking... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20110013895 - Camera module with anti-shake mechanism: A camera module includes a voice coil motor comprising a fixing assembly, a movable assembly, an elastic member connecting the movable assembly to the fixing assembly, and a pivoting member located between the fixing assembly and the movable assembly; a lens assembly and an image sensor received in the movable... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110013896 - Image stabilization apparatus, image sensing apparatus and image stabilization method: An image stabilization apparatus comprises a detection unit that detects camera shake in first and second directions orthogonal to each other, first and second filter units that cut off a low frequency component of an output from the detection unit, a calculation unit that calculates correction amounts for correcting camera... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20110013897 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel includes a drive ring having a hollow cylindrical shape and a gear by which the drive ring is configured to rotate around an optical axis, and a lens holder configured to move in an optical axis direction relative to the drive ring and to hold a lens... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20110013898 - Focus detection device: A focus detection device, which detects a defocus amount based on a phase difference between a pair of object images that are obtained by pupil division and projected onto a pair of areas on a line sensor, includes a parallel line sensor having two line sensor arrays arranged adjacently in... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20110013899 - Focus control circuit for adjusting the focus by moving a lens: A focus control circuit is installed in an image pickup apparatus including a lens, a driver element for adjusting the position of the lens, and a position detecting element for detecting the position of the lens. An equalizer included in the focus control circuit generates a drive signal used to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110013900 - Camera apparatus: A camera apparatus includes an adjusting member configured to adjust a pan of an optical member included therein; a cover member configured to cover the optical member; and a fixing member fixed to an installation surface and configured to include a first engaging mechanism and a second engaging mechanism for... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110013901 - Imaging module and method of adjusting imaging: An imaging module includes: a lens barrel that is a cylindrical body with an opened front surface and an opened rear surface and has an imaging lens held therein; and a device holder including a cylindrical portion which faces an outer circumferential surface of the lens barrel with a gap... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110013902 - Lens adaptor: A lens adaptor includes a first mount formed at one side of the lens adaptor and coupled to a body mount of a lens changeable photographing apparatus, a second mount formed at the other side of the lens adaptor, to which a lens mount of a lens is coupled, an... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.01/13/2011 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110008031 - Focus adjustment device, imaging device and focus adjustment method: A focus adjustment device includes an image sensor that includes imaging pixels for capturing an image formed via an imaging optical system and focus detection pixels for detecting a focus adjustment state at the imaging optical system through a first pupil division-type image shift detection method, a focus detector that... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110008032 - Autofocus method: An autofocus method for obtaining clear images characterized by: adjusting the lens position with an initial dataset of focus values to obtain a estimated lens position; moving the lens to the estimated lens position and acquiring the corresponding focus value; determining whether the estimated lens position is sufficiently proximate to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20110008033 - Image pickup apparatus capable of selecting focus detection area: An image pickup apparatus 101 includes a line sensor constituted by a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and capable of performing a photoelectric conversion of a pair of object images formed by luminous flux from an image pickup optical system 102, focus detectors 105 and 118 which detect a focus... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20110008034 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes: a first member that holds a lens; a second member to which the first member is fixed; and drive means for driving the second member in the vertical direction relative to an imaging plane of an imaging device, wherein the first member has diameters different from... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20110008035 - Combination dark field and bright field illuminator: Embodiments are disclosed of an apparatus including a curved reflector having an interior and an open end; a light module positioned around a perimeter of the open end of the reflector, the light module including a first side having one or more interior light sources thereon to direct light toward... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110008036 - Photographing device and photographing control method: A photographing device, which includes a photographing section; a display section that displays a photography image taken by the photographing section; a person indicator setting section that sets a person indicator prepared beforehand on the display screen; an operation section that operates a target position and/or a target size of... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20110008037 - Camera elevator dolly: A camera dolly has a base on which an elevator is mounted. The elevator has a sliding shelf for mounting a camera, a counterweight to balance the weight of the camera. A fixed shelf is provided to hold accessories such as a video monitor. The base is provided with removable... Agent: Kenneth R. Rice
20110008038 - Lens assembly and method of assembling lens elements in a lens mounting: A lens assembly includes a lens mount, an image sensor, and an optical filter. An optical filter holder is secured to the lens mount and has an upper contact surface which abuts the optical filter and a lower contact surface which abuts the image sensor to thereby align the optical... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.01/06/2011 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110002678 - Photographing control device and method, as well as program: An image is obtained using a photographing unit including an optical system provided with an aperture and focus adjusting mechanism. Two or more types of subjects are detected from the image. When the two or more types of subjects are detected from the image, one priority subject is determined among... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20110002679 - Image pickup apparatus: An optical device includes a shooting optical system including an AF lens, an AF lens driving apparatus for driving the AF lens, a detection unit for detecting a defocus amount corresponding to a difference between an image pickup position of an object and an imaging position of the object which... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20110002680 - Method and apparatus for focusing an image of an imaging device: A method and apparatus for focusing an image in an image-capturing device utilizing at least one face in the image. The method includes detecting at least one face in the image, determining the size of the detected at least one face, determining the distance of the at least one face... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110002681 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes a holder which holds a lens, a supporting unit which supports the holder so as to be displaced, a magnet which is arranged on any one of the holder and the supporting member, a coil which generates an electromagnetic driving force on the holder, a magnetic... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110002682 - Diffuse reflective illuminator: An apparatus including a curved light-reflecting surface including a pair of opposing curved edges and a pair of opposing longitudinal edges that extend between corresponding endpoints of the opposing curved edges; a pair of reflective surfaces, each reflective surface being attached to a corresponding one of the curved edges; at... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110002683 - Camera bellows of rotating-mirror framing camera without principle error: A new camera bellows of a rotating-mirror framing camera, without principle errors such as defocusing error of imaging points, non-uniform photographic frequency and each axial chief ray of exit-pupil and the corresponding relay lens being different with a corresponding reflective optical axis, is provided. This kind of camera bellows is... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20110002684 - Barrier unit: The barrier unit includes: a base, which defines a first window; a cap, which defines a second window and which is arranged so that the second window faces the first window; and at least one blade, which is arranged between the base and the cap so as to open or... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20110002685 - Camera module and assembling method thereof: A camera module and an assembling method thereof are provided. The camera module includes a circuit board, a base plate, an image chip, a holder and a lens assembly. The circuit board includes a first surface, a second surface and a hollow portion running through the first surface and the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20110002686 - Movement mechanism of mover and imaging device: A movement mechanism of a mover includes a base body disposed in an inner part of an outer case of an imaging device; a mover that is movable in a first movement direction with respect to the base body between a receiving position and a projecting position, and has a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.Previous industry: Electric resistance heating devices
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