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Photography November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/11Below 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. 11/24/2011 > 10 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110286729 - Identifying a photographer: A method of identifying a photographer includes determining a steadiness signal related to movement of a camera held by a first photographer while capturing an image or video, wherein the steadiness signal identifies the motion of the camera in at least two dimensions as a function of time and storing... Agent:
20110286731 - Determining camera activity from a steadiness signal: A method of identifying the activity of a camera used for capturing an image or video, such activity not being related to the activity of subjects of the scene being captured includes determining a steadiness signal related to movement of the camera while capturing an image or video, wherein the... Agent:
20110286730 - Estimating gender or age of a photographer: A method of estimating the gender or approximate age of a photographer, includes: determining a steadiness signal related to movement of a camera held by a photographer while capturing an image or video, wherein the steadiness signal identifies the motion of the camera in at least two dimensions as a... Agent:
20110286732 - Lens driving apparatus: A lens driving apparatus has a lens portion 21, a first driving portion 36 and 37 to cause a movement of a movable unit 20 including said lens portion 21 relatively to a fixed portion 10 along a vertical direction of a light axis of said lens portion 21, a... Agent:
20110286733 - Lens-interchangeable camera performing focus control, lens barrel, and program: A lens-interchangeable camera includes a focus detector performing focus detection and a controller performing a drive control of a lens based on a defocus amount. The controller finishes focusing operation without driving the lens when the defocus amount is out a range of a first in-focus determination width, and performs... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110286734 - Camera: A camera includes: a first sensor of a storage type that has a plurality of pixels; a focus detection unit that detects a focus adjustment state of a photographic optical system based upon a detection signal from the first sensor for a photographic subject; a second sensor that acquires an... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20110286735 - Infrared camera assembly systems and methods: A camera assembly includes a housing having a central axis and a camera cassette slidably receivable in a front end thereof. The slide-in cassette includes a sled having a pair of legs slidably receivable in respective ones of a pair of complementary longitudinal slide guide recesses located in the housing... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.
20110286736 - Camera module: According to one embodiment, there is provided a camera module formed with substantially the same scale as a chip of an image sensor, includes a lens held by a lens holder, an image sensor placed in a position in which an image is formed by the lens, and a wiring... Agent:
20110286737 - Camera module: Disclosed herein is a camera module, including: a lens barrel having a plurality of lenses embedded therein to collect images of external subjects; a housing receiving the lens barrel; a sealing member provided between the lens barrel and the housing to seal a space therebetween; and a bonding part performing... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20110286738 - Wet-processing apparatus: A wet-processing apparatus, which spouts a coating liquid onto a surface of a substrate of a substrate, includes: nozzles provided with passages for the coating liquid; a light source which illuminates an area between a plane containing the tips of the nozzles and the surface of the substrate; a camera... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited11/17/2011 > 11 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110280556 - Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof: In an image capturing apparatus that allows input of instructions to the image capturing apparatus by shaking the apparatus, without using an operation unit, it is determined whether or not the image capturing apparatus is shaking. Then, in a case in which it is determined that the image capturing apparatus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110280557 - Image taking system and operating apparatus: An image taking system including: a lens apparatus; a first and a second operating apparatus, the first and the second operating apparatus configured to output a command information for an optical member movable in the lens apparatus, and the lens apparatus includes: a driving unit for the optical member; and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110280558 - Method of calibrating an autofocus lighting device of a camera: A method of calibrating an autofocus (AF) lighting device of a camera is disclosed. A reference image is captured with light projected from the AF lighting device, and a relative position of a central coordinate of the projected light with respect to a central coordinate of the reference image is... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.
20110280559 - Vibrational wave motor, lens barrel and camera: A vibrational wave motor having: an electromechanical-conversion element excited by a driving signal; a vibrating element joined with the electromechanical-conversion element, and having a drive surface where a progressive vibrational wave is generated by the excitation; a relative motion member having a sliding surface pressure-contacting the drive surface of the... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20110280560 - Flashing control method for a digital camera: The present invention is directed to a flashing control method for a digital camera. Indices respectively corresponding to sensitivity values are firstly determined. Subsequently, main-flash intensities are respectively obtained with respect to the sensitivity values such that their target brightness values are substantially the same after exposure, thereby constructing an... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.
20110280561 - Lighting assembly for an image capturing system comprising led elements: The invention relates to a lighting assembly for an image capturing system. The lighting assembly includes at least one lighting element for generating light and a control system arranged to control the at least one lighting element and to interface with at least one camera of the image capturing system.... Agent: Eldolab Holding B.v.
20110280562 - Camera body, imaging device, method for controlling camera body, program, and storage medium storing program: A camera body includes a body mount, an imaging element, and a controller. The controller produces left-eye image data and right-eye image data such that the top and bottom of a pair of images reproduced from left-eye image data and right-eye image data substantially coincide with the top and bottom... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110280563 - Camera body, imaging device, method for controlling camera body, program, and storage medium storing program: A camera body includes a body mount, an imaging element, and a controller. The controller produces left-eye image data such that the top and bottom and the left and right of a left-eye image reproduced from left-eye image data substantially coincide with the top and bottom and the left and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110280564 - Interchangeable lens unit, imaging device, method for controlling interchangeable lens unit, program, and storage medium storing program: An interchangeable lens includes a three-dimensional optical system, a lens-side determination section, and a state information production section. The three-dimensional optical system is configured to form an optical image of a subject for stereoscopic view. The lens-side determination section is configured to determine whether the camera body is compatible with... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110280565 - Dual loop camera stabilization systems and methods: A method for stabilizing a camera platform includes generating a first signal from a platform sensor, such as a gyro sensor, on the camera platform indicative of a change in angular position of the camera platform. The first signal is added to a control signal provided from a camera platform... Agent:
20110280566 - Support for video-photographic apparatus: A support (1; 100) for videophotographic equipment (2; 200), comprises a plate (3; 3′) fixable by suitable fixing means (5; 5′) to an item of video-photographic equipment (2; 200) to be supported, support elements (7; 7′) hinged on said plate (3; 3′) by means of respective hinge means (8; 8′)... Agent:11/10/2011 > 6 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110274419 - Lens barrel, camera and lens barrel adjustment device: A lens barrel comprises a fixed optical system though which a subject image enters into the lens barrel along with an optical axis, a retreatable blur correction optical system that corrects an image blur by moving within a plane ranging perpendicular to the optical axis in an operating position and... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20110274420 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling same: To provide an imaging apparatus and a method of controlling the apparatus that enables improved automatic focus adjustment performance also in relation to an image having a shallow depth of field. An imaging element 103 includes a focus state detection unit for detecting a phase difference. A camera signal processing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110274421 - Remote-control door viewer surveillance system: A remote-control door viewer surveillance system includes a door viewer holding a lens assembly in the door panel of a house, an image sensor for picking up image signals through the lens assembly, an image processing circuit for processing image signals received from the image sensor into digital image signals,... Agent:
20110274422 - Portable electronic device with camera module: An exemplary portable electronic device includes a main body defining a shaft receiving hole an inner surface in the shaft receiving hole, a camera unit mounted on the main body, and a fastening member. The camera unit includes a camera module, and a shaft connected with the camera module. The... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110274423 - Impulse actuated mems devices: An apparatus, useful in, for example, a miniature camera, includes an object, e.g., an optical element such as a shutter blade, an actuator operable to apply an impulse to the object such that the object moves from a first position to a second position, and at least one flexure coupled... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.
20110274424 - Lens barrel, photographic device, and production method of same: A lens barrel comprising bayonet type mount projections to detachably attach to a lens-fitting unit of a camera body having a photographic region, wherein mount projections are formed to avoid cross-section of light path area where object light is introduced in the camera body.... Agent: Nikon Corporation11/03/2011 > 3 patent applications in 3 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110268432 - Wireless camera flash synchronizer system and method: A single oscillator synchronizer system and method that automatically switches from a wireless receive mode of the oscillator to a wireless transmit mode of the oscillator upon the detection of a synchronization (synch) signal of a camera body. In one example, a method of wirelessly communicating a camera synchronization from... Agent: Lab Partners Associates, Inc.
20110268433 - Pan-tilt apparatus: Provided is a pan-tilt apparatus for a surveillance camera, including an image capturing unit 100 including a camera 2 and a camera holder 4 for supporting the camera 2; a motion converter 150 including a driving shaft 10, a shaft 20 connected to a connector 14 inserted into the driving... Agent: Robomech Co., Ltd.
20110268434 - Lens barrel retention systems of a camera module: Systems and methods to achieve an auto-focus camera module having a retention system with low friction have been disclosed. A magnetic retention system holds the carrier of the camera module, the ball bearings, and the movable lens barrel together. In case of a major mechanical shock the force of the... Agent: Digital Imaging Systems GmbhPrevious industry: Electric resistance heating devices
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