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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
396439000 CAMERA DETAIL 435
396089000 WITH EXPOSURE OBJECTIVE FOCUSING MEANS, FOCUSING AID, OR RANGEFINDING MEANS 336
396419000 CAMERA SUPPORT 235
396052000 CAMERA SHAKE SENSING 212
396155000 WITH OBJECT ILLUMINATION FOR EXPOSURE 148
396072000 HAVING VARIABLE FOCAL LENGTH OF CAMERA OBJECTIVE 94
396213000 EXPOSURE CONTROL CIRCUIT 72
396322000 PLURAL IMAGE RECORDING 58
396001000 STUDIO STRUCTURE 32
396025000 UNDERWATER, WATERPROOF, OR WATER-RESISTANT CAMERA 32
396056000 HAVING WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL CIRCUIT 32
396429000 CAMERA COMBINED WITH OR CONVERTIBLE TO DIVERSE ART DEVICE 30
396354000 SINGLE LENS REFLEX CAMERA 30
396544000 CAMERA ATTACHMENT 28
396373000 WITH VIEWFINDER 27
396564000 FLUID-TREATING APPARATUS 27
396310000 WITH DATA RECORDING 26
396050000 ATTITUDE SENSING 16
396263000 CAMERA RELEASE CONTROL CIRCUIT 15
396014000 BODY EXAMINATION PHOTOGRAPHY 13
396281000 HAVING CAMERA INDICATOR 13
396071000 HAVING LENS CONVERTER OR EXTENSION TUBE 11
396153000 OBJECT MOTION DETECTION 9
396061000 FLASH SYSTEM RESPONSIVE TO FOCAL LENGTH OR DISTANCE 9
396301000 WITH POWER SUPPLY DETAIL 7
396007000 AERIAL CAMERA 6
396049000 SELF-ORGANIZING SYSTEM 6
396348000 FOLDING OR COLLAPSIBLE CAMERA 6
396048000 CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR SEQUENCING AT LEAST THREE FUNCTIONS 6
396268000 HAVING PHOTOCELL AT SPECIFIC POSITION WITHIN CAMERA 5
20110305447METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIANCE CAPTURE BY MULTIPLEXING IN THE FREQUENCY DOMAIN - An external mask-based radiance camera may be based on an external, non-refractive mask located in front of the main camera lens. The mask modulates, but does not refract, light. The camera multiplexes radiance in the frequency domain by optically mixing different spatial and angular frequency components of light. The mask may, for example, be a mesh of opaque linear elements, which collectively form a grid, an opaque medium with transparent openings, such as circles, or a pinhole mask. Other types of masks may be used. Light may be modulated by the mask and received at the main lens of a camera. The main lens may be focused on a plane between the mask and the main lens. The received light is refracted by the main lens onto a photosensor of the camera. The photosensor may capture the received light to generate a radiance image of the scene.12-15-2011
20090190912LENS ASSEMBLY - A lens assembly for an imaging device may include a lens member for focusing external radiation towards an image sensor of the imaging device, and a screen member adjacent the lens member. A transparent portion may be positioned between the lens member and the external radiation and may have first and second surfaces. A first mask member may be positioned at the first surface of the transparent portion and may have an inlet therein. A second mask member may be positioned at the second surface of the transparent portion and may have an outlet therein. The outlet may be smaller than the inlet.07-30-2009
20090041448Method and Apparatus for Radiance Capture by Multiplexing in the Frequency Domain - An external mask-based radiance camera may be based on an external, non-refractive mask located in front of the main camera lens. The mask modulates, but does not refract, light. The camera multiplexes radiance in the frequency domain by optically mixing different spatial and angular frequency components of light. The mask may, for example, be a mesh of opaque linear elements, which collectively form a grid, an opaque medium with transparent openings, such as circles, or a pinhole mask. Other types of masks may be used. Light may be modulated by the mask and received at the main lens of a camera. The main lens may be focused on a plane between the mask and the main lens. The received light is refracted by the main lens onto a photosensor of the camera. The photosensor may capture the received light to generate a radiance image of the scene.02-12-2009
20090297136PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH REPLACEABLE CAMERA MODULE - A portable electronic device includes a camera module and a main body. The camera module includes a housing, a lens received in the housing, an image sensor received in the housing for capturing an image of an object, a first ferromagnetic or magnetic element fixed to the housing, a plurality of metallic connecting pins electrically connected to the image sensor and exposed at an opposite side of the image sensor to the lens. The main body includes a printed circuit board, and a second ferromagnetic or magnetic element. The camera module is detachably coupled to the main body in a manner that the first ferromagnetic or magnetic element is magnetically attached to the second ferromagnetic or magnetic element, and the metallic connecting pins are electrically coupled to the printed circuit board.12-03-2009
20100260494Curvilinear sensor system - Methods and apparatus for a Curvilinear Sensor System are disclosed. The present invention includes a wide variety of generally curved, aspheric or non-planar arrangement of sensors and their equivalents. The curvilinear surfaces, edges or boundaries that define the geometry of the present invention may be continuous, or may be collections or aggregations of many small linear, planar or other segments which are able to approximate a curved line or surface.10-14-2010
396063000 EXPOSURE CONTROL SYSTEM RESPONSIVE TO FOCAL LENGTH 5
20110033177Imaging Device and Video Recording/Reproducing System - Disclosed herein is an imaging device that includes a photographing lens configured to focus light from a subject, a splitter configured to split the focused light to left and right in an area, in which light diffused from one point of the subject becomes parallel light, so as to respectively form different polarized lights, an imaging lens configured to respectively image the split different polarized lights, a transmission unit configured to receive the imaged different polarized lights on the same plane so as to transmit any one of the polarized lights in each area of the plane, an imaging element configured to convert the transmitted light on the plane into an image according to an electronic signal, and an image generating unit configured to extract and interpolate the converted image in each area so as to generate two different images.02-10-2011
20100322608RETRACTABLE ZOOM LENS HAVING VARIABLE APERTURE-STOP MECHANISM - A zoom lens includes a movable aperture-control lens group, and a variable aperture-stop mechanism provided in front or behind the aperture-control lens group. The variable aperture-stop mechanism includes an aperture blade opening/closing mechanism including at least one movable aperture blade and varies the size of an adjustable aperture. The variable aperture-stop mechanism includes a fixed circular aperture which is smaller than a large-sized adjustable aperture and greater than a small-sized adjustable aperture. The movable aperture blade and the fixed circular aperture are positioned in that order from the aperture-control lens group side. When the zoom lens retracts to the accommodated position thereof, the adjustable aperture enlarges in size while the variable aperture-stop mechanism moves to a close position to the aperture-control lens group, so that at least part of the aperture-control lens group enters the large-size adjustable aperture.12-23-2010
20100310243RETRACTABLE ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes a zoom optical system including movable lens groups for zooming which are moved between a ready-to-photograph position and an accommodated position, a diaphragm mechanism, and a lens shutter. One of the movable lens groups serves as an aperture-control lens group. The diaphragm mechanism and the lens shutter are positioned in front of and behind the aperture-control lens group and are movable relative to the aperture-control lens group in the optical axis direction. The diaphragm and the lens shutter are moved to close positions to the aperture-control lens group when the movable lens groups are moved to the accommodated position. Both apertures of the diaphragm mechanism and of the lens shutter are widely opened to allow the aperture-control lens group to partly enter the apertures when the diaphragm mechanism and the lens shutter are moved to the close positions.12-09-2010
20110026909OPTICAL SYSTEM FURNISHED WITH A DEVICE FOR INCREASING ITS DEPTH OF FIELD - To increase the depth of field of an optical system, an inversion of the chromatism is produced. This accommodates the fact that, in natural light, users prefer, for their photographs, taking long distance shots outdoors, where the illuminant is mostly composed of blue, and short-distance shots indoors, where the illuminant is mostly composed of red. While optical devices naturally focus the blue components at a shorter distance than the red components, which is unfavorable, with an inversion of the chromatism, a focus more in keeping with what is required is restored.02-03-2011
20110002678PHOTOGRAPHING CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD, AS WELL AS PROGRAM - An image is obtained using a photographing unit including an optical system provided with an aperture and focus adjusting mechanism. Two or more types of subjects are detected from the image. When the two or more types of subjects are detected from the image, one priority subject is determined among the two or more types of subjects. The aperture and the optical system are adjusted so that the priority subject is focused and the subject other than the priority subject is within a depth of field of the photographing unit.01-06-2011
396661000 MISCELLANEOUS 4
20100074613PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A photographing apparatus includes the following elements. A photographing unit photographs an object. A position detecting unit detects the position of the photographing apparatus. A direction detecting unit detects the direction of the photographing apparatus when the object is photographed. An angle-of-view detecting unit detects the angle of view of the photographed image. A recommended-composition information obtaining unit obtains recommended-composition information including a recommended angle of view of the image photographed at the detected position and a recommended direction. An angle-of-view comparing unit compares the detected angle of view with the recommended angle of view. An angle-of-view adjusting unit adjusts the angle of view in accordance with the result of the comparison. A direction comparing unit compares the detected direction with the recommended direction. A presenting unit presents, in accordance with the result of the comparison, direction-change instruction information for instructing the direction of the photographing apparatus to be changed.03-25-2010
20100322617Multimedia multifunctional photo kiosk combination device - The present invention provides a multimedia multifunctional photo kiosk combination device, wherein a multimedia device is structured from a display interface and an access device.12-23-2010
20100202771LENS DEVICE08-12-2010
20110229121CAMERA LENS HOLDER - A camera lens holder configured to hold a camera lens when the lens is not attached to a camera body. The camera lens holder includes a back plate and an adapter plate associated with the back plate. The back plate and adapter plate may be movably connected with a hinge. The lens holder also includes a lens mount configured to engage with a camera lens associated with the adapter plate. The camera lens holder may include a lens release mechanism to selectively prohibit or allow the removal of a camera lens which has been engaged with the lens mount. Also disclosed is a lens holding system and a method of holding a spare camera lens.09-22-2011
396297000 HAVING OPERATOR CONTROLLED DATA ENTRY INTO CAMERA 3
20100329661Scouting Camera User Interface - A game scouting camera including a processing system having an operating system and a memory device and a user interface operably connected to the processing system that has (a) a visual display, (b) at least one operation key for inputting user commands, and (c) a multiple-stage manual switch movable to multiple alignment positions to control multiple camera functions during a camera setup procedure.12-30-2010
20120155848Method and System for Providing Viewfinder Operation in Mobile Device - In one embodiment, a mobile device system capable of viewfinder operation includes a memory device, a photosensitive device capable of receiving light providing an image of an external object, a video screen, and a processing device coupled at least indirectly to each of the memory and photosensitive devices and the screen, where the processing device provides signal(s) to the screen configured to cause the screen to operate as a viewfinder that displays a further image based upon the external object image. The mobile device further includes at least one sensing device either distinct from or associated with the screen, and configured to detect input commands indicated by movement or positioning of at least one object. The processing device causes the screen to display a plurality of options and subsequently to modify the further image displayed by the viewfinder in accordance with the detected commands. Related operational methods are also described.06-21-2012
20110076003MOBILE 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 on a display module; and if a 360-degree rotation of the main body about a predetermined axial direction is detected, operating the camera in a second camera mode and displaying a screen corresponding to an operation selected during the second camera mode on the display module. Therefore, it is possible to easily switch the mobile terminal from one camera mode to another camera mode in accordance with the movement of the main body of the mobile terminal.03-31-2011
396341000 BELLOWS OBJECTIVE CAMERA 3
20100150541MOVABLE LENS SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - The present invention generally relates to photography, including both still photography and moving picture photography. One aspect of the invention is directed toward a lens system that includes a movable or flexible lens body carrying a lens. The lens body and lens can be moved to multiple user selected positions. The system further includes a retention device that is configured to retain the flexible lens body in the various user selected positions. In selected embodiments, the system includes an actuator for tilting the lens relative to a camera and/or for focusing the camera lens system.06-17-2010
20120070141Tilt shift lens adapter - A tilt shift lens adapter having an adapter body with first and second body portions configured to provide precision tilting and shifting functions is disclosed. Opposite sides of the adapter body are configured to respectively engage a camera and a lens. Tilting and shifting are precisely controlled using precision tilting and shifting mechanisms. The tilting mechanism includes a neutral setting for ensuring precise parallelism between the lens and camera flanges when required. The adapter includes a mount to provide good balance and holding strength when heavy lenses are attached. An optional aperture adjustment mechanism manually adjusts lenses having no aperture ring.03-22-2012
20110002683Camera Bellows of Rotating-Mirror Framing Camera Without Principle Error - A new camera bellows of a rotating-mirror framing camera, without principle errors such as defocusing error of imaging points, non-uniform photographic frequency and each axial chief ray of exit-pupil and the corresponding relay lens being different with a corresponding reflective optical axis, is provided. This kind of camera bellows is carried out through centers of the exit-pupil diaphragms being disposed on a cylindrical surface aligned with a first Pascal spiral line, and principal points of the relay lenses of the relay lens array and the image recording surface being disposed on cylindrical surfaces aligned with second and third Pascal spiral lines respectively. The bellows is mainly composed of a box, and an aperture diaphragm, a field lens, a rotating mirror, a relay lens array, an exit-pupil diaphragm array and a record image surface.01-06-2011
396051000 EYE TRACKING 2
20100166399USER-FRIENDLIER INTERFACES FOR A CAMERA - A camera system, including voice recognition, one or multiple microphones, gaze tracking, touch sensitive inputs and others. The voice recognition unit is operable for, among other things, receiving multiple different voice commands, recognizing the vocal commands, associating the different voice commands to one camera command and controlling at least some aspect of the digital camera operation in response to these voice commands. The gaze tracking unit is operable for, among other things, determining the location on the viewfinder image that the user is gazing upon. One aspect of the touch sensitive inputs provides that the touch sensitive pad is mouse-like and is operable for, among other things, receiving user touch inputs to control at least some aspect of the camera operation. Another aspect of the disclosed invention provides for gesture recognition to be used to interface with and control the camera system.07-01-2010
20080199165SAFE EYE DETECTION - An eye detection system for safe detection of the eye positions of a subject estimates the distance from the eye detection system to the subject and reduces the power level of at least one primary light source of the eye detection system if the subject is too close to the eye detection system. If the subject is not too close to the eye detection system, the power level of the at least one primary light source of the eye detection system is increased, provided the power level is below a predetermined maximum power level. Primary light from the at least one primary light source reflected from the subject is sensed by an imager to obtain one or more images, from which the eye positions of the subject are estimated.08-21-2008
396020000 SCANNING CAMERA 2
20080240693IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging device, and an optical system configured to image light from an imaging subject on the imaging device. The optical system includes a group of lenses and an aperture diaphragm. When NP point is defined as a point where an extended linear component in an object space of a principal ray located in a Gauss region and selected from among principal rays passing through a center of the aperture diaphragm of the optical system crosses an optical axis of the optical system, D represents a diameter of a lens at the closest side to the imaging subject, and LN represents a distance from a lens surface of the lens at the closest side to the imaging subject to the NP point, a formula; 0≦LN≦D (1) is satisfied.10-02-2008
20090116828High-speed massively parallel scanning - A new technique for recording a series of images of a high-speed event (such as, but not limited to: ballistics, explosives, laser induced changes in materials, etc.) is presented. Such technique(s) makes use of a lenslet array to take image picture elements (pixels) and concentrate light from each pixel into a spot that is much smaller than the pixel. This array of spots illuminates a detector region (e.g., film, as one embodiment) which is scanned transverse to the light, creating tracks of exposed regions. Each track is a time history of the light intensity for a single pixel. By appropriately configuring the array of concentrated spots with respect to the scanning direction of the detection material, different tracks fit between pixels and sufficient lengths are possible which can be of interest in several high-speed imaging applications.05-07-2009
396006000 DISPOSABLE OR RECYCLABLE CAMERA 2
20090196589CAMERA WITH DOUBLE CASSETTE FILM SYSTEM - Aspects of the invention are directed to a camera with double cassette system (DCS) film. The camera and DCS film are configured to allow only a specific type of DCS film to be used in the camera and to prevent reuse of the secondary cassette of the DCS film. To such end, the second chamber of the camera can include one or more protrusions therein. The protrusions can extend from the upper and lower end walls of the second chamber. In one embodiment, there is a first protrusion associated with the upper end wall and a second protrusion associated with the lower end wall. In order to properly set in the second chamber, a secondary cassette of a DCS film system includes recesses that can receive at least a portion of a respective protrusion. To prevent reuse of the secondary cassette, it constituent shells can be welded together.08-06-2009
20090052878CONTROLLING AN EXPOSURE TIME FOR DIGITAL CAMERAS - Various methods, apparatuses, and systems in which a digital photography device includes a global shutter to control exposure time, a sensor array, and a flash illumination are described. The global shutter is in the optical path of light going to the sensor. The flash illumination generates a pulsed illumination. The shutter speed of the global shutter during a pre-flash illumination substantially matches the shutter speed during the flash illumination during the taking of a picture using the flash illumination based on the global shutter receiving a trigger signal from a controller.02-26-2009
396277000 BATTERY INSERTION/REMOVAL/DEPLETION RESPONSIVE 2
20090074397Electronic apparatus, lighting apparatus and method of calculating electric quantity thereof - A fully charged battery or an unused battery is set in a battery box of a lighting apparatus. A user turns on an illumination electric source of the apparatus and selects the battery. A maximum number of lighting times Smax when the lighting apparatus causes manual full lighting M03-19-2009
20090279883Camera and electronic device - A camera includes: an electrical-power-supply-source detection unit that detects, among a plurality of batteries, from which battery supply of electrical power is being received; a battery capacity detection unit that detects a remaining amount in each of the plurality of batteries; and a display control unit that displays, upon a display device, a result of detection by the electrical-power-supply-source detection unit and a result of detection by the battery capacity detection unit.11-12-2009
396030000 SELF-DEVELOPING CAMERA 2
20080205867ROTARY PART - The present invention relates to a rotary part, in particular a spreader roller for a web-processing machine. The rotary part has a supporting core with a longitudinal axis, said supporting core being mounted at its two longitudinal ends, and having an elastically flexible outer sleeve which surrounds the supporting core in its circumferential direction and extends, in at least some sections, between the two longitudinal ends of the supporting core. The outer sleeve on the supporting core is non-displaceably mounted on at least one bearing and that the outer sleeve is mounted on at least one displacing point at a distance from the bearing so as to be displaceable perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the supporting core in order for the curvature of the outer sleeve to be adjustable.08-28-2008
20090052879DIGITAL CAMERA WITH INK RESERVOIR AND INK RESERVOIR INFORMATION INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A digital camera comprises an image sensor for sensing an image; a card reader configured to read a removable data card carrying distortion information; a printer configured to print a distorted image on print media, the printer including a replaceable print roll carrying both the print media and ink to be printed upon the print media; and02-26-2009
396351000 HAVING MEANS TO REFLECT IMAGE TO FILM 2
20110150454LENS MODULE AND IMAGING APPARATUS USING SAME - A lens module includes a lens barrel and a number of lenses received in the lens barrel. The lens barrel defines a light incident opening in a side surface thereof for light passing therethrough. The lenses include a reflecting lens. The reflecting lens includes a light incident surface, a light output surface, and a total reflection surface. The light incident surface faces the light incident opening, and the light output surface faces an end of the lens barrel. The total reflection surface is configured for reflecting incident light from the light incident surface to the light output surface.06-23-2011
20080232790Camera monitor - A camera monitor comprises a main body, a camera device, and a reflecting mirror, wherein the main body has a cover pervious to light and is provided with at least a light thereon for illumination. The camera device is disposed within the main body and covered by the cover. The reflecting mirror is disposed on the cover at the location that corresponds to the camera lens within the main body so that an image outside the main body can be reflected by the reflecting mirror to the camera lens.09-25-2008
396065000 EXPOSURE CONTROL SYSTEM RESPONSIVE TO DISTANCE 1
20100080546AUTO-FOCUS SYSTEM AND AUTO-FOCUS METHOD THEREOF - An exemplary auto-focus method includes the following steps. An ambient brightness is measured before a pre-flash. Then, a pre-flash ambient brightness is also measured during the pre-flash is fired. A main flash ratio is subsequently calculated using the ambient brightness, the pre-flash ambient brightness, and a preset desired brightness. Next, an object distance is indexed using the calculated main flash ratio and a table. The table includes a collection of main flash ratios and a collection of object distances, where each flash ratio is associated with a corresponding object distance. Then an image distance corresponding to the indexed object distance is calculated using the imaging formula. The calculated image distance is converted into a number of focus steps of a focus lens. Finally, the focus lens is moved with a corresponding number of focus steps.04-01-2010
396019000 HOLLOW CAVITY TYPE 1
20120134656ILLUMINATION 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 05-31-2012
396548000 LINE GENERATION 1
20090074401IMAGE RECORDING PROCESSING CIRCUIT, IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD USING IMAGE RECORDING PROCESSING CIRCUIT - Mirror sequential data supplied from an RIP are temporarily stored as divided data in memory banks of an intermediate memory. Thereafter, the stored mirror sequential data are read in blocks. Then, a transposition processor transposes a matrix of the mirror sequential data into frame sequential data, and supplies the frame sequential data to a DMD controller.03-19-2009
396305000 COLOR IMAGE USING MONOCHROME FILM 1
20090067830COMPOUND EYE-CAMERA MODULE - A lens module (03-12-2009

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