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Photography May archived by USPTO category 05/12Below 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. 05/31/2012 > 7 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120134656 - Illumination device and inspection device of tire: Disclosed are an illumination device and an inspection device of a tire that can easily detect abnormality of the shape of the manufactured tire. A photographing portion 18,19 photographs a inner peripheral surface of a tire T, while a driving portion 12 relatively rotates the tire T and a inspection... Agent: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
20120134657 - Floating periscope in particular for an underwater vehicle: The invention relates to a floating periscope in particular for an underwater vehicle, comprising a floating container (5) having an elongate shape, one end of which is adapted to project above the water level and having means (6) for filming the environment, supported by a stabilized platform (8) which is... Agent: Dcns
20120134658 - Apparatus for imaging three-dimensional image: A three-Dimensional (3D) imaging apparatus is provided. The 3D imaging apparatus includes a first member including a first region and a second region therein; at least one second member movably coupled to the first member such that the at least one second member is movable out of and into the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120134659 - Panorama head for optical equipment: A panorama head for optical equipment is provided. In one implementation, the panorama head secures a camera or other optical device and enables the camera or device to pan at a parallax-free pivot point near the lens of the camera or device. An example panorama head includes multiple features for... Agent:
20120134660 - Focal plane shutter and optical apparatus: A focal plane shutter includes: a board including an opening; blades capable of opening and closing the opening; a drive lever swingably supported, holding a movable iron piece and driving the blades; a self-holding type solenoid capable of adsorbing to the movable iron piece by a given attraction force in... Agent: Seiko Precision Inc.
20120134661 - Electronic device: A sliding lid of an electronic device can move between an open state and a closed state, and in the open state, the external connecting terminals are exposed. The sliding lid includes a plurality of projecting shafts that project from the outer peripheral portion and a projecting portion that is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120134662 - Viewfinder: A viewfinder including a base member for removably mounting on an electronic device suitable for taking digital photographs, attachment means connected to said base member for coupling the base member to an electronic device, an open-ended housing disposed on the base member, and a sighting grid disposed adjacent an open... Agent:05/24/2012 > 8 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120128339 - Anti-shake device and optical system having the same: An anti-shake device for use in an optical system comprises a biaxial rotating element and a electromagnetic driving module. The biaxial rotating element is made by grooving a thin resilient plate to form a special multiple-frame structure. The biaxial rotating element, when driven by the electromagnetic driving module, makes limited... Agent:
20120128340 - Camera-based mobile communication device and method for controlling flashlight thereof: A camera-based mobile communication device includes a light sensor, a camera module, a flashlight, and a micro-processing unit (MPU). The light sensor is operable to detect a brightness value of an external light source. The camera module is operable to photograph an image. The flashlight is operable to generate a... Agent: Inventec Corporation
20120128341 - Image capturing apparatus, method for controlling image capturing apparatus, and method for predicting photometric value: An image capturing apparatus comprises: a photometry unit configured to perform photometry on a subject and output a photometric value; an obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of photometric values from the photometry unit during a predetermined period of time; and a calculation unit configured to perform a prediction... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120128342 - Single-lens reflex camera using phase difference detection method: A single-reflex camera includes a mirror box, and a focus detecting unit. The mirror box further includes a first opening on a side of the image-pickup optical system, which the light flux that has passed the image-pickup optical system enters, and a bottom plate arranged between the mirror and the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120128343 - Imaging apparatus: After a first cam bear has unlocked a blade lever, a second cam gear is driven from a mirror-down position to a mirror-up position. Accordingly, a first blade and a second blade are driven in a direction of opening an aperture by an urging force of a blade return spring... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120128344 - Tailgate outside handle assembly: A tailgate outside handle assembly may include a housing installed in an outer panel of a tailgate, an actuator unit, a manipulating handle installed in the housing and having a manipulation portion in a front surface thereof, and a hinge shaft that may be coupled to a top end portion... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120128345 - Shutter device: When a blade drive spring has been overcharged when a second cam gear has caused a drive lever to move to a position beyond a position of attraction of an armature by a yoke, a blade lever does not contact the drive lever even if the blade lever has been... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120128346 - Shutter device: A blade lever is provided with a roller bearing portion, which extends towards a shaft around which a roller is rotatably supported to prevent falling off of the roller. The roller bearing portion is provided within a range of movement of the shaft when the blade lever is driven in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha05/17/2012 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120121240 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging sensor, a reticle, a focus detection unit, a spectroscopic member, and a diffusion coefficient controller. The imaging sensor is configured to receive light from a lens unit. The reticle is capable of changing a diffusion coefficient. The focus detection unit is configured to detect... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120121241 - Method and apparatus for continuous auto focusing of a camera in a mobile terminal: A method of continuous auto focusing a camera in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes setting an arbitrary area of a preview screen as a focus area, the preview screen being divided into at least one tracking area, focusing on a subject located within the focus area and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20120121242 - Lens barrel with mems actuators: A lens barrel for, e.g., a miniature camera or another device, includes an annular barrel, a plurality of first optical elements disposed coaxially within the barrel, an actuator device disposed coaxially within the barrel in front of the first optical elements, a front cover attached coaxially to a front surface... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.
20120121243 - Mems actuator alignment: A method for aligning an actuator device relative to an adjacent component, such as a rear cover of an actuator module or a stationary lens, includes disposing a plurality of radially extending tabs around an outer periphery of the actuator device, disposing a corresponding plurality of pairs of raised mounting... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.
20120121244 - Variable focus illuminator: A variable focus illuminator includes an array of light sources and a movable lens plate positioned immediately in front of the array of light sources. The lens plate includes a plurality of lenses that redirect the light produced by the light sources, such that different positions of the lens plate... Agent: Congruent Concepts, LLC
20120121245 - 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: Microscan Systems, Inc.
20120121246 - Optical path adjusting device and photographing apparatus having the same: An optical path adjusting device includes a supporting plate having a hole through which light travels, a two-dimensional (2D) aperture disposed in the supporting plate so as to adjust an open area of the hole, and a three-dimensional (3D) aperture having a plurality of first blinds and a plurality of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120121247 - Long hinge actuator snubbing: A device may comprise an upper module cover, a lower module cover, an outer frame, and an actuator having a movable frame. The movable frame may be at least partially disposed intermediate the upper module cover and the lower module cover. A hinge flexure may interconnect the outer frame and... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.
20120121248 - Photographing device and lens device: A photographing device is provided, in which an exchangeable lens unit including an image-forming optical system for capturing an image of an object on a photographing element, an end lens interposed between the image-forming optical system and the photographing element, an end lens support for supporting the end lens, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.05/10/2012 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120114318 - Light emission control of external flash for digital camera: A digital camera containing an internal flash also has an externally attached flash which is adapted to emit light by using as trigger a signal received from the internal flash. A control system for the flash includes circuits for starting and stopping preliminary and main emission of light from the... Agent: Inon, Inc.
20120114319 - Camera body, interchangeable lens, and intermediate lens: A camera body is mountable with an intermediate lens which is mountable to an interchangeable lens. The intermediate lens has a first lens and a first drive controller operable to control drive of the first lens. The interchangeable lens has a second lens and a second drive controller operable to... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120114320 - Image apparatus, imaging method and program: An imaging apparatus includes: a supplying section configured to supply a driving command for driving at least a portion of a lens in a specific direction to a focal-point adjustment device for changing or adjusting a focal-point distance in accordance with power supplied to the focal-point adjustment device; and an... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120114321 - Optical lighting device and optical recording device: An optical lighting device includes a radiation detector, a first light source and a second light source. The radiation detector includes a semiconductor chip and an optical filter, and has a spectral sensitivity distribution. The first light source generates white radiation. The second light source generates monochrome radiation in the... Agent: Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh
20120114322 - Lens controlling device and imaging apparatus using the same: A lens controlling device disclosed herein includes: a servo calculation section which calculates a motor current setting value such that a lens position detection signal which is inputted from a photo reflector agrees with a predetermined target lens position setting signal; a motor driver which generates a motor current in... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20120114323 - Flash lens and flash module employing the same: A flash lens and a flash module employing the same. The flash lens includes a lens unit including an incident surface, a reflecting surface, and a light-emitting surface; and a lens seating portion disposed at a lower portion of an edge of the light-emitting surface, extending and protruding from the... Agent:
20120114324 - Spherical mounting and positioning system: Disclosed herein is an enhanced magnetic directional mount for mounting, positioning, and orienting an electronic device such as a camera. In this enhanced mount, the base mounting surface is configured to maximize the extent of adjustment and ease of adjustability of the electronic device, and the base mounting surface and... Agent: Avaak, Inc
20120106936 - Image photographing device having function for compensating hand vibration: Disclosed herein is an image photographing device having a function for compensating hand vibration. The image photographing device having a function for compensating hand vibration includes: an optical unit; a magnet combined with an outer peripheral surface of the optical unit; a housing inserted with the optical unit and the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120106937 - Method for focusing: A camera and a method for selecting a focus region in a camera view have a plurality of focus regions that are defined in the camera view. A focus distance of the camera is repeatedly set to focus at different distances by setting a lens distance of the camera to... Agent: Axis Ab
20120106938 - Imaging control unit, imaging apparatus, and imaging control method: An imaging control unit includes: a detecting unit that detects a focused-status of a focus detecting range set to an image data of each frame; a setting unit that sets, at a position of a distinctive-region including a distinctive points of an object detected from an processed image data, a... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20120106939 - Micro camera module having a housing with a graduated lens assembly receiver portion: A novel micro camera module includes a lens assembly adjustably mounted within a graduated receiver portion of a housing. The lens assembly slidably contacts the graduated receiver portion when the lens assembly is moved a distance along an axis perpendicular to the sensor array of an image capture device of... Agent:
20120106940 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes an optical system, a camera housing defining an opening with an interior storage space, and a flash mechanism connected to the housing. The flash mechanism is movable between an exposed state and an unexposed state. The flash mechanism has a first arm, a second arm, and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120106941 - Gimbaled handle stabilizing controller assembly: A stabilizing controller to balance, support and orient a device. The stabilizing controller includes a gimbal assembly incorporated into a device holder.... Agent:
20120106942 - Imaging device and plate spring: Disclosed herein is an imaging device including: a lens block on which a lens is installed and which is turnable in a pan direction parallel to a horizontal direction; a support member supporting the lens block; and a plate spring secured to the support member and pressing the lens block... Agent:
20120106943 - Imaging device and plate spring: Disclosed herein is an imaging device including: a lens case on which a lens is installed; a columnar member having a central axis coincidental with a rotational axis of the lens case and formed on a lateral surface of the lens case, the rotational axis extending in a tilt direction... Agent:
20120106944 - Camera mounting assembly: A camera mounting assembly includes a base member or plate for holding a camera and a side member or plate. In an exemplary embodiment, lower slots on the base plate or side slots on the side plate are gripped by a vertical support's quick-release mechanism to mount the camera in... Agent:
20120106945 - Focal plane shutter for camera: A first blade includes two arms and four blades, and is arranged between a shutter base plate and an intermediate plate. A second blade includes two arms and four blades, and is arranged between the intermediate plate and an auxiliary base plate. During an exposure operation, the four blades of... Agent:
20120106946 - Quick-release apparatus: An assembly for selectively lockable attachment between photographic accessories.... Agent:Previous industry: Electric resistance heating devices
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