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Photography May archived by USPTO category 05/11Below 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. 05/26/2011 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110123182 - Exposure and white balance of photographic digital cameras: A target is provided for setting the exposure and white balance of a photographic digital camera. The target comprises a target surface that has a pre-determined reflectance for all wavelengths of visible light, and the target surface is provided with a target feature upon which the camera is able to... Agent: Lastolite Limited
20110123183 - Spatially adaptive photographic flash unit: Using photographic flash for candid shots often results in an unevenly lit scene, in which objects in the back appear dark. A spatially adaptive photographic flash (100) is disclosed, in which the intensity of illumination (21, 23) varies depending on the depth and reflectivity (30, 101) of features in the... Agent: Eth Zurich
20110123184 - Camera flash, a camera, and a method of generating a flash: A camera flash comprises a light guide arranged to extract light at least through one surface; and one or more light sources arranged, in use, to emit light into the lightguide. Each light source is an LED or a laser diode. The camera flash is connectable, in use, to drive... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20110123185 - External photographic wireless ttl communication device and method: An external photographic wireless communication device for connection to a camera body having a hot shoe connector for connecting to the camera body and a hot shoe connector for connecting to one or more accessory devices. Each of the hot shoe connectors includes a plurality of contacts. The device includes... Agent: Lab Partners Associates, Inc.
20110123186 - Electro-mechanical shutter control: A method in a camera device having an image sensor and an electro-mechanical shutter mechanism is as follows. A constant drive current is applied to the shutter mechanism to close shutter at the end of a first exposure. Then, a decaying drive current is applied to the shutter mechanism during... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110123187 - Satellite positioning for cameras: A method of receiving satellite signals for estimating the location of capture of a photograph by a camera. The method comprises receiving a signal relating to the timing of capture of the photograph; waiting for an interval of non-zero duration; and, after the interval, receiving the satellite signals.... Agent: U-blox A.g.
20110123188 - Motor controlled macro rail for close-up focus-stacking photography: A motor controlled rail assembly is provided which simplifies and automates the process of taking focus-stacked pictures. This device can be used to incrementally move a camera or other photographic device a programmable distance forward or backward in precise steps relative to an external object to facilitate focus-stacked photography. The... Agent:
20110123189 - Camera: According to one embodiment, a camera includes a case provided with an opening portion and a front unit fixed to the case to cover the opening portion. The front unit includes a sensor holder having a sensor support unit which is housed in the case and to which an image... Agent:05/19/2011 > 8 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110116778 - Zoom switch assembly, image photographing apparatus having the same, and method of controlling zoom lens: A zoom switch assembly for an image photographing apparatus includes a fixing member which includes a flat unit, a rotating member which is mounted rotatably with respect to the fixing member, an electric conductivity unit which is mounted on the rotating member to rotate opposite the flat member, and a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110116779 - Micro camera module with discrete manual focal positions: A novel micro camera module that is manually adjustable between a close-up mode and an infinite mode includes a lens assembly adjustably mounted within a sleeve that is adjustably mounted into a housing. In a particular embodiment the sleeve includes a channel (cam groove) that is engaged by a plurality... Agent:
20110116780 - Photographic apparatus and photographic method: A photographic apparatus infers a user's photographic intent and accordingly switches between a manual shoot mode and an automatic shoot mode. In the manual shoot mode, processing to save photographic image data is timed in accordance with the user operating a user-operable shutter element, while in the automatic shoot mode,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110116781 - Electronic viewfinder device and imaging device: The electronic viewfinder 3 includes a reflective type liquid crystal display 315, a finder optical system 32, and a transmission plate 34 that transmits a part of the optical image signal collected by the finder optical system 32 therethrough and reflects at least a part of a remaining optical image... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110116782 - Camera support: A camera support including a mounting bracket for securement to a tree trunk. The inner end of a multi-armed boom is connected to the mounting bracket. The first arm of the boom is pivotally connected to the mounting bracket such that the outer end of the boom can be selectively... Agent:
20110116783 - Magnet array member with more than four poles and shutter: A magnet array member with more than four poles is used for being mounted on a shutter of a camera module of a portable mobile communication device, adjacent to one side of a yoke iron of the shutter. The magnet array member includes a disc portion and a driving portion.... Agent: Kao-chi Liu
20110116784 - Camera protecting assembly and assembling method thereof: A camera protecting assembly is disclosed including a cover defining an opening, a fixing member and a housing. The fixing member includes a base portion, a fixing portion connected to the base portion, and a securing slot enclosed between the base portion and the fixing portion. The housing attaches the... Agent: Fih (hong Kong) Limited
20110116785 - Device for opening and closing camera door: Provided is an apparatus for opening and closing a camera door, which can automatically open and close a lens of a camera installed at a mobile phone and the like. The apparatus for opening and closing a camera door, includes a base which is formed with an opening portion and... Agent: Hysonic Co., Ltd.05/12/2011 > 4 patent applications in 4 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110110653 - Underwater camera housing controls: A control system for an underwater camera housing, including a pin assembly within the housing wall. The pin has a clamp ring and a set of O-rings at an end of the pin. The pin is received into a well in the housing. A spring is received into a bushing... Agent:
20110110654 - Camera system and method for controlling the same: A camera system includes an interchangeable lens unit including an optical lens and an imaging device for taking an image of light from a subject having passed through the optical lens, a body unit to and from which the interchangeable lens unit is attachable and detachable, a setting information saving... Agent:
20110110655 - Focus detection apparatus: A focus detection apparatus comprises a field mask which has a rectangular opening, a first focus detection optical system which divides, in a longitudinal direction of the opening or a shorter side direction of the opening, the light beam, a second focus detection optical system which divides, in an oblique... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110110656 - Camera system and image forming apparatus: A camera system includes a replaceable lens and a body unit in which the replaceable lens is installed, and an image forming apparatus, in which a timer included in a lens controller is reset according to an instruction from a camera controller so that the replaceable lens is synchronized with... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.05/05/2011 > 9 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110103783 - Image blur correcton device, lens barrel and imaging apparatus: There is provided an image blur correction device including: a correction optical element; a first movable frame; a second movable frame; a fixed frame; a first main guide shaft and a first auxiliary guide shaft; a second main guide shaft and a second auxiliary guide shaft; a first driving part;... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110103782 - Optical unit with shake correcting function and photographic optical device: Provided is a photographing optical device, which is able to reliably correct an unintentional movement by hand of a user by improving the constitution of a camera unit driving mechanism for correcting the deflection of a camera unit. In order that a camera unit is made to be rocked to... Agent: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
20110103781 - Shake correction apparatus in digital camera: The shake correction apparatus performs a correction operation for offsetting shake when an optical image stabilization (OIS) function is turned on, and performs a centering operation for fixing the correction lens to an original position when the OIS function is turned off. The shake correction apparatus is advantageous for low... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110103784 - Imaging device: A metal pin is inserted into a hole cylindrically formed in a camera casing so as to be in contact with a shape-memory actuator. The metal pin and the shape-memory actuator are fixed by pressurization. The metal pin is further bonded to a printed circuit board via a solder to... Agent: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
20110103785 - Apparatus, medium, and method for photographing based on face detection: A photographing method, medium, and apparatus based on face detection in a portable camera. The portable photographing apparatus may include an image input unit that receives an image, a face detection unit that detects a face from the received image, a storage unit that stores the image detected by the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110103786 - Privacy ensuring camera enclosure: A privacy ensuring camera enclosure with a camera enclosing configuration and a surveillance configuration wherein the camera enclosing configuration entirely surrounds a surveillance camera such that it is visibly removed from a privacy sensitive area, thereby preserving the expected level of privacy in the privacy sensitive area; the enclosure is... Agent:
20110103787 - Focal-plane shutter apparatus and image-pickup apparatus: The focal-plane shutter apparatus includes a cam member and being rotated by a motor in one direction such that leading and trailing blade cams respectively make contact with leading and trailing blade driving members to drive them in a charging direction in which urging members are charged, and then to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110103788 - Method of controlling imaging apparatus and imaging apparatus using the same: A method of controlling an imaging apparatus and an imaging apparatus using the same are provided, wherein the method controls the imaging apparatus including an image sensor that performs an electronic shutter function by calculating a moving characteristic of a mechanical shutter based on an amount of electric charge accumulated... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110103789 - Camera body, adapter, imaging device: A camera body includes a housing, an imaging element and a body mount. The body mount is fixed to the housing, and has a portion to which an adapter can be mounted. The body mount is disposed at a position away from the light receiving face of the imaging element... Agent: Panasonic CorporationPrevious industry: Electric resistance heating devices
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