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With Exposure Objective Focusing Means, Focusing Aid, Or Rangefinding Means

With Exposure Objective Focusing Means, Focusing Aid, Or Rangefinding Means patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

02/07/13 - 20130034346 - Position detecting unit, lens unit and camera furnished with same, lens unit manufacturing method, and position detecting method
Position detection unit detecting absolute positions without moving an object to be detected. The detection unit having a first sensor for outputting a monotone signal, that changes in response to displacement of an object to be detected; a second sensor for outputting two sinusoidal signals in response to displacement of...

09/13/12 - 20120230664 - Auto focus-zoom actuator or camera module contamination reduction feature with integrated protective membrane
A camera module includes a lens system, an image sensor, and an actuator. The actuator is fixed relative to the image sensor, and the actuator moves the lens system relative to the image sensor to achieve focus. Components that move relative to each other result in gaps or spaces between...

05/17/12 - 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...

05/10/12 - 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...

02/23/12 - 20120045194 - Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes an apparatus body having an outer casing, at least a shutter mechanism and an imaging device placed inside the outer casing, an opening formed in the outer casing, and a storage space and a placement space defined inside the outer casing and communicating with the opening...

02/09/12 - 20120033956 - Back focus adjustment apparatus
A back focus adjustment apparatus of a camera includes a casing, an adjusting module and an image capturing device. The adjusting module includes a fixed support, a movable support and a drive module. The drive module includes an adjustment wheel and two drive wheels. The lens module is mounted on...

06/23/11 - 20110150444 - Image pickup apparatus with af sensor unit
An image pickup apparatus with an AF sensor unit fixed thereto promptly with high precision by a parallax adjustment method. The image pickup apparatus with the AF sensor has a stationary cylinder. The stationary cylinder constitutes an image pickup lens barrel with a first axis and a second axis that...

06/23/11 - 20110150445 - Camera and method for performing auto-focusing
A camera and a method for performing auto-focusing applying thereto are provided. The camera adjusts a focus using two auto-focusing methods if specific photographing conditions are satisfied....

05/26/11 - 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...

01/20/11 - 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...

12/23/10 - 20100322610 - Imaging device with focus offset compensation
An imaging device comprises a lens barrel having a lens opening, and a lens positioned in the lens opening of the lens barrel, the lens having an optical center, a focal length F, an aperture diameter D, and an aperture number FN=F/D. An image sensor comprises an array of light...

12/09/10 - 20100310246 - Method for using a variable aperture to tune image quality parameters in a camera system
In a camera system with a variable aperture, variations can be used to tune a variety of optical parameters otherwise incapable of being tuned within the structural limitations of the camera system or to optimize tradeoffs between competing factors such as diffraction limits and lens aberrations. For example, the variable...

09/02/10 - 20100220986 - Image-taking apparatus and control unit for focus control
The method of manufacturing a photograph comprises, in the following order, the steps: a) focussing, so as to reach a first focussing state (A), which is a desired in-focus state with respect to an image plane (87) of a focussed-state detection arrangement (70); b) shifting from said first focussing state...

08/19/10 - 20100209090 - Surveying apparatus for tracking and surveying an object
A surveying apparatus and method for surveying and tracking a moving object is disclosed to improve the tracking so that a moving object may be tracked reliably and automatically. The surveying apparatus comprises an optical arrangement to sight an object, and a tracking unit to track the sighted object. The...

07/01/10 - 20100166404 - Device and method using a touch-detecting surface
An image capture device and related method are described. The image capture device includes one or more touch-detecting surfaces for detecting both a first and a second touch. The touch-detecting surfaces can be a touch screen, a touch pad, or a combination of the two. A processor in communication with...

08/13/09 - 20090202234 - Image-pickup apparatus and image-pickup system
An image-pickup apparatus (1) includes a light projection part (32, 33) projecting light to an object, a focus detection part (26) detecting a focus state, a light-source detection part 31 detecting information relating to a light source. When a focus detection is performed without lighting of the light projection part,...

06/25/09 - 20090162044 - Method of automatically adjusting the depth of field
A method of automatically adjusting a depth of field, suitable for adjusting settings relevant to the depth of field when pre-shooting an image to be shot through a digital camera, includes capturing an image to be shot; dividing the image into a plurality of detected blocks; performing a statistic process...

06/11/09 - 20090148146 - Focus adjusting apparatus, camera including the same, and method for adjusting focus of optical system
A focus adjusting apparatus includes an imaging unit, a calculation unit, a detection unit, and a control unit. The imaging unit is configured to generate an imaging signal of an image formed by an optical system. The calculation unit is configured to calculate based on the imaging signal a focus...

05/14/09 - 20090123142 - Method for measuring subject distance
An exemplary method for measuring a distance from a subject to a camera includes the following operations: focusing on the subject using the imaging system; illuminating an area on the subject using auxiliary light; capturing an image of the subject, the image having an illumination portion corresponding to the illuminated...