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Photography March listing by industry category 03/11Below 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. 03/31/2011 > 9 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110075999 - Image stabilizer and anti-vibration camera module using same: An image stabilizer includes a stationary member defining a first receiving space and a first central axis, a moveable member received in the first receiving space and spaced from the stationary member, a driving assembly including a first magnetic member fixed to the stationary member and a second magnetic member... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110076000 - Image capture unit and image capture device having same: An exemplary image capture unit includes a light guide plate, a camera module, and a driving unit. The light guide plate includes a first wedge-shaped portion, a second wedge-shaped portion, and an intermediate portion connecting to the first wedge-shaped portion and the second wedge-shaped portion. The intermediate portion has a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110076001 - Imaging device and electronic camera: An imaging device includes an arrayed imaging element group configured to receive light passing through a photographic lens, wherein the imaging element group includes a plurality of photographic elements used for photographic image data generation and a plurality of phase difference detection elements used for phase difference detection for focus... Agent:
20110076002 - Image capturing device and method: An image capturing device includes an image sensing unit, a shutter button mechanism, and a control unit. The image sensing unit includes a lens module and an image sensor. The shutter button mechanism is operable to generate a trigger signal when pressed and to generate a release signal when the... Agent:
20110076003 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes operating a camera provided in a main body of the mobile terminal in a first camera mode, and displaying a screen corresponding to an operation selected during the first camera mode... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20110076004 - Anamorphic focal array: An imaging system includes an offset focal array including a plurality of photosensitive elements disposed at different focal lengths from at least one lens to output an image simulating an orthogonal view of an oblique coverage area. In further embodiments, the photosensitive elements are arranged in layers positioned substantially equal... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110076005 - Portable electronic device having camera: A portable electronic device includes a first cover, a second cover, a camera and a liquid crystal shutter. The first and second covers cooperatively form a housing. The camera is received in the housing and fixed to the first cover. The camera includes an optical lens and an image sensor.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110076006 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling same: In an imaging apparatus including a stepping motor that drives a diaphragm, a favorable moving image exposure control is carried out while reducing electrical power required for holding the diaphragm position. For moving image exposure control, a determination unit determines the presence or absence of the diaphragm driving. When a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110076007 - Camera module: According to one embodiment, a camera module includes an insulating substrate 13 having an imaging device 18, solder balls 21, a cylindrical lens holder 14, a shield 12, and a mounting board 11. The solder balls 21 are formed on a rear face of the substrate 13. The lens holder... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba03/24/2011 > 6 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110069944 - Portable photo booth: A portable photo booth is provided which can be temporarily located at live events and popular places. The photo booth is relatively lightweight and includes wheels and a lift system that raises and lowers the photo booth relative to the wheels. When lowered, the booth is supported on bumper feet... Agent: Fish Face Photo Booths, LLC
20110069945 - Image pickup apparatus having focusing function and its control method: An image pickup apparatus includes a focus detector that utilizes a phase detection method, an image pickup device, an optical path switch configured to switch a path of light from an object between a first optical path used to lead the light to the focus detector and a second optical... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110069946 - Focus adjusting apparatus and imaging apparatus: A focus adjusting apparatus includes an optical system including a focus lens, a driver configured to move the focus lens along an optical axis of the optical system, an obtaining unit configured to periodically obtain an evaluation value of a subject image formed via the focus lens, a determining unit... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110069947 - Weighted mounting arrangement for, and method of, steadily supporting a motion-sensitive, image capture device: A weighted mounting arrangement stably supports a motion-sensitive, image capture device incorporated in a cellular telephone. The arrangement includes a handheld equipoising structure having a platform and a handle connected to the platform at a handle connection, a mount on the platform for holding the device during image capture, and... Agent: The Tiffen Company LLC
20110069948 - Camera shutter: A camera shutter comprising a shutter driving means which does not immediately start an operation to provide stable movement even though an operation signal is output. A camera shutter comprises a base plate having a shutter opening; a shutter blade for opening and closing the shutter opening; and a driving... Agent: Tricore Corporation
20110069949 - Camera shutter: A camera shutter comprising a shutter driving means which has permanent magnets on both ends of a swingably journaled swinging lever and drives a shutter blade by conduction of electricity to a magnet coil wound around an iron core that is fixed so as to face the permanent magnets, thereby... Agent: Tricore Corporation03/17/2011 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110064395 - Combined structure of waterproof lens and camera for monitoring purpose: A combined structure of waterproof lens and waterproof camera for rapid and simple assembly and disassembly; it comprising: waterproof lens and waterproof camera; in particular: the locking portions, such as internal thread and groove, are arranged onto the hollow wall of a socket end of the waterproof lens, while snapping... Agent:
20110064396 - Image capturing apparatus and method for controlling the same: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit configured to obtain an image by image capturing includes a first storage unit configured to store face information of an owner of the image capturing apparatus, an estimation unit configured to estimate a photographer of the image capturing apparatus based on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110064397 - Camera system: A camera system (1) includes an interchangeable lens (200) and a camera body (100). The camera body (100) includes a body controller (140) configured to generate a command, and a sending unit (150) configured to send the generated command to the interchangeable lens. The interchangeable lens (200) includes a movable... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110064398 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor, a display unit configured to display an image acquired from the image sensor, and a control unit configured to perform a live view display of an image of an object on the display unit for a user to observe the object and to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110064399 - Image pickup apparatus capable of displaying a image representing an object brightness that can be set as a target exposure by exposure control, and method of controlling the same: An image pickup apparatus which is capable of shooting a still image and a moving image and displaying an exposure parameter interlocking range. A light metering unit meters an object brightness. A camera microcomputer performs exposure control such that an exposure becomes equal to a target exposure determined based on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110064400 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes: optical finder means for introducing subject light having passed through an image capturing optical system onto a predetermined mirror at a first angle and guiding light reflected off the predetermined mirror to a finder window; a liquid crystal display disposed in an optical path of the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110064401 - Coupling and accessory system for electronic devices: A coupling and accessory system for an electronic device includes an enclosure configured to encompass at least a portion of the electronic device. The enclosure includes a land area having a magnetically active region or a magnetically attractive region. A coupling device also has a magnetically active region or a... Agent:
20110064403 - Domed-shaped camera: A dome-shaped camera includes a casing having an axis. A camera unit is supported on the casing. A dome-shaped cover is at least partly transparent, and covers the camera unit. A flange portion has a first contact portion and a second contact portion. The first contact portion is in contact... Agent: Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd.
20110064402 - Separation of electrical and optical components: Embodiments related to establishing and maintaining precision alignment in an optical system are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides an optical device comprising an outer casing and a rigid optical support disposed within an interior of the outer casing and to which a plurality of optical components are mounted.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation03/10/2011 > 7 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110058799 - Image stabilizer: An image stabilizer that compensates for external vibrations by moving an imaging unit. The image stabilizer includes a first frame on which an imaging unit is installed, a second frame that is connected to the first frame using three points and guides movement of the first frame in a first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110058800 - Humanoid robot recognizing objects using a camera module and method thereof: Disclosed herein is a humanoid robot and a method thereof, in which a best one of lenses or filters of a camera module is selectively substituted to improve object recognition performance. The humanoid robot includes a torso, a head connected to the torso, and a camera module installed on the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110058801 - Image pickup apparatus using light emitting device and method of controlling the same: An image pickup apparatus which is capable of reducing possibility of missing a good moment to take a photo and reducing electric power wasted for strobe shooting. The image pickup apparatus is capable of shooting using a strobe. A motion detector detects an amount of motion of an object of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110058802 - Signal measurements employed to affect photographic parameters: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to setting photographic parameters based, at least in part, on signal measurements, such as, for example, without limitation, position of the Sun. Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise the following: a wireless communication capable device (E.G., 400, 1100) including an integrated... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110058803 - Aperture control device and camera: An aperture control device includes: an aperture first driving member that controls an aperture of a diaphragm through which light flux passes; an aperture second driving member that drives the aperture first driving member; a motor that drives the aperture second driving member; a detection device that detects start of... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20110058804 - Image pickup apparatus with back focus adjustment mechanism: An image pickup apparatus according to the present invention includes an apparatus body including an image sensor built therein, and a lens unit, the apparatus body is provided with a back focus adjustment mechanism and a sliding member which is slidable in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20110058805 - Image pickup unit and image pickup apparatus: An apparatus includes an image sensor unit, a retaining member configured to retain the image sensor unit on a photographer side and to retain an optical member on an object side, a first sealing member configured, when the image sensor unit is mounted on the retaining member, to form a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha03/03/2011 > 23 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110052163 - Method and system for detecting horizontal orientation of camera device: A method for detecting horizontal orientation of the picture in a camera device, and the method includes the following steps. A plurality of orientation changes are detected in the camera device and converted to voltage signals by a gravity sensor module. The voltage signals are received by a data processing... Agent:
20110052164 - Photographing module: This invention provides a photographing module at least including: an electric drive assembly comprising a movable member, a holder, a magnetic circuit system and an elastic member, wherein the magnetic circuit system comprises at least three magnets and at least three coils so as to drive the movable member to... Agent:
20110052165 - Imaging apparatus, control apparatus, control method therefor, and recording medium: An imaging apparatus receives a signal regularly transmitted from a control apparatus, determines whether or not the imaging apparatus is disconnected from the network based on a status of the reception of the signal, transmits a request for participation in the network to the control apparatus according to a determination... Agent:
20110052167 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes an imaging optical system; a display unit; a detecting unit performing focus detection in phase difference detection; a focusing unit performing focus control of a lens in the imaging optical system on the basis of the focus detection result; an imaging unit generating an image... Agent:
20110052166 - Mid infrared spectral band continuous zoom system: A mid infrared spectral band continuous zoom system is described herein that can provide a continuous zoom range with a focal length change greater than 25X when thermally imaging a distant object. In addition, a method is described herein for using the mid infrared spectral band continuous zoom system to... Agent:
20110052168 - Focus detection apparatus and focus detection method: An apparatus includes a monitor unit configured to monitor and output an accumulation state of a monitor area, which is apart of the detection area, a control unit configured to start an accumulation for focus adjustment in a detection area, and to determine whether the accumulation is ended based on... Agent:
20110052169 - Focusing-state detection apparatus, imaging apparatus, and its control method: In an apparatus having a vertical focusing-state detection area and a lateral focusing-state detection area in a cross focusing point, wherein either one of the focusing-state detection areas has a calculation range that is overlapping with the adjacent focusing point, a photographing result desired by a photographer can be obtained... Agent:
20110052170 - Driving circuit for a photographing module: The present invention provides a driving circuit for a photographing module comprising: a load comprising three coils and four signal input ends; a power source configured to drive the coils and capable of providing an intermediate level between a supply voltage level and a ground level; and a set of... Agent:
20110052171 - Flash unit and imaging apparatus: A flash unit includes a flash device operable to emit flash, a storage member operable to store the flash device, a cover with which the storage member is covered from above, and to which the flash device is attached, a first link member that is turnably connected to the storage... Agent:
20110052172 - Image pickup apparatus with built-in flash: An image pickup apparatus includes a motor, a shutter charge mechanism which rotates the motor in a first direction to perform a charge operation of a shutter, a flash pop-up mechanism which rotates the motor in a second direction to move a flash to an up state, a state detector... Agent:
20110052173 - Image sensing apparatus and control method thereof: In continuous shooting processing, the defocus amounts of respective focus detection areas and the reliabilities of the defocus amounts are detected from information of the focus detection areas. Weightings are determined based on the reliabilities and defocus amounts. If the detection of defocus amounts is not completed in one shooting... Agent:
20110052174 - Image sensing apparatus and exposure control method: An image sensing apparatus has focus state detection areas, photometry areas, a defocus amount obtaining unit that obtains a defocus amount of each focus state detection area, a photometry unit that obtains a photometric value of each photometry area, and a determination unit that determines a weighting coefficient for each... Agent:
20110052175 - Method and device for adjusting weighting values in light metering: A method for adjusting weighting values in light metering is provided. An input image is divided into multiple metering zones. The input image includes a number of pixel data, and the metering zones correspond to a number of exposure weighting values. It is determined whether the color of each pixel... Agent:
20110052176 - Camera and photographic lens: A camera is provided which is adapted to receive a photographic lens having a diaphragm. The camera includes a detection unit configured to execute electric charge accumulation for detecting a defocus amount when the diaphragm is in a state having a first aperture value, and a controller configured to, when... Agent:
20110052177 - Image sensing apparatus: An image sensing apparatus comprises: a mirror which reflects light coming from a photographing optical system at a mirror down position; a mirror support member which rotatably supports the mirror; a contacting member against which the mirror support member contacts at the mirror down position; a rotatable first lever member;... Agent:
20110052178 - Hands-free camera holder: Embodiments of hands-free camera holders according to the present disclosure can enable a user to obtain the exact picture they want by giving them complete control of the camera position. A hands-free camera holder can include a camera support member, e.g., a platform, that is connected by way of an... Agent:
20110052179 - Mounting device for security camera: Disclosed herein is a mounting device for a security camera. In the mounting device, a mounting plate means is fastened and then a cover means is fitted into the mounting plate means when the security camera is mounted to a building, thus enabling easy and convenient installation. The mounting device... Agent:
20110052181 - Lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus, and camera system: s
20110052180 - Light blocking plate, camera module having same, and method for making same: An exemplary light blocking plate includes a light pervious substrate, a filter film formed on the light pervious substrate, and a metal film layer formed on the light pervious substrate and the optical filter film. The metal film layer defines a through hole to expose a central portion of the... Agent:
20110052182 - Lens barrier device: A lens barrier device 10 includes a pair of lens bather members 12, 12 having a pair of toggle-lever engagement bosses 12e, 12e, a ring 14 having a pair of recesses 14d, 14d formed on its outer circumferential part, a pair of toggle levers 15, 15 having a pair of... Agent:
20110052183 - Af/zoom shutter with two blades function: A miniature camera module comprising: a module frame comprising a surface with a conduit passing through the surface, thereby allowing light to pass through the surface via the conduit; a first blade coupled to the module frame and configured to rotate about a first axis between an open position and... Agent:
20110052184 - Image sensing apparatus and control method thereof: An image sensing apparatus comprises a shutter driving member which drives a shutter blade; a shutter spring which urges the shutter driving member; a shutter charge unit which charges the shutter spring, and is switched between an over-charged state and a travel prepared state; a driving unit which drives the... Agent:
20110052185 - Conversion adaptor apparatus and interchangeable lens system: A conversion adapter apparatus is provided that connects a camera body and an interchangeable lens. The conversion adapter apparatus includes a camera body side installation portion to receive a camera body, a lens side installation portion to receive an interchangeable lens, and a first communication contact group provided on the... Agent:Previous industry: Electric resistance heating devices
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