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CAMERA SUPPORT

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396 - Photography

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
396428000 Adjustable support 114
396420000 Operator supported 50
396427000 Surveillance type 40
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20120207461IN-VEHICLE CAMERA - An in-vehicle camera is provided which has a case and a lens, and which is attached in a vehicle interior so that the lens is exposed at a top face of the case and the top face is opposed to a windshield. The top face has an angular shape bent at a ridge line passing through the top face. The lens is positioned in the vicinity of the ridge line.08-16-2012
20100067894Hinged Camera Sled - Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and apparatus for supporting and easily adjusting the position of a surveillance camera in an enclosure. Embodiments of the present invention also provide systems, methods and apparatus for keeping the front panel of a camera enclosure clear during cold temperature periods. Finally, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and apparatus for the efficient transfer of heat out of a camera enclosure during warm temperatures.03-18-2010
20100021153ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The electronic device according to the present invention has a device body capable of attaching a second device thereto by a screw member, and comprises a chassis provided to the device body, a mounting seat made of resin for attaching the second device, and a metal plate, the mounting seat is provided to the chassis and provided with a female screw formed therein in which the screw member is to be threaded as well as a closing part defining a bottom surface of the female screw and a back surface of the mounting seat, and the metal plate is fixed to the mounting seat to support the closing part by supporting a back surface thereof.01-28-2010
20130064536COMPOSITE PLASTIC MEMBER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A composite plastic member includes a first stacked body comprised of a plurality of chromium layers stacked on a plastic substrate; and a second stacked body comprised of a plurality of chromium nitride layers stacked on the first stacked body. Each of the first and second stacked bodies is formed such that a lower-hardness layer having a lower hardness than upper and lower layers which contact with and sandwich the lower-hardness layer therebetween and a higher-hardness layer having a higher hardness than upper and lower layers which contact with and sandwich the higher-hardness layer therebetween are alternately stacked in a stacking direction; and a thickness of a higher-hardness chromium nitride layer is not more than 40% of a thickness of a lower-hardness chromium nitride layer in the second stacked body. The composite plastic member has high wear resistance and satisfactory sliding performance, and the conductivity and excellent outer appearance.03-14-2013
20120099849Structure for mounting camera on vehicle - According to one embodiment, there is provided a structure for mounting a camera on a vehicle, including: a base fixed to a vehicle body; a camera; a slide mechanism configured to allow the camera to slide in a sliding direction so as to be detachably engaged with the base; and a spring member configured to generate a pressing force in a direction perpendicular to the sliding direction between the base and the camera in an engaged state, thereby holding the camera with respect to the base.04-26-2012
20090190915SNAP-IN RETAINER FOR A SENSOR SYSTEM - A system for retaining a sensor assembly includes a mounting plate having a mounting area for the sensor assembly, a sensor assembly having a sensor assembly plate with a perimeter, and a retainer ring having at least one spring member. The at least one spring member of the retainer ring is configured to bias the sensor assembly substantially toward at least one datum, such that a portion of the perimeter of the sensor assembly plate is directly adjacent to the at least one datum.07-30-2009
20100129070REAR VIEW CAMERA MOUNTING ON A VEHICLE - A vehicle camera system includes a vehicle rear end body structure. The vehicle rear end body structure includes a license plate receiving area and a lamp receiving portion proximal to the license plate receiving area. A lamp assembly is coupled to the lamp receiving portion. The lamp assembly includes a lamp that is configured and arranged to illuminate at least a portion of the license plate receiving area. A camera is coupled to the lamp assembly. The camera is configured and arranged to capture an image of an area proximal to the vehicle rear end body structure.05-27-2010
20120070142REAR-VIEW CAMERA UNIT FOR MOTOR-VEHICLES - An external rear-view camera unit for motor vehicles includes a camera and a support for such camera prearranged to be connected to a structure of a motor vehicle. The support includes at least one wing element, with a wing profile, having an end for connection to the structure of the motor vehicle and an opposite end portion bearing the body of the camera and ending with a winglet portion. A lower wing element and an upper wing element may be parallel and spaced from each other. The portion for supporting the body of the camera is in the form of a casing surrounding the body of said camera and having passages for conveying the air—that impacts said unit during the travel of the motor vehicle—around the body of said camera and at the front of the transparent element for protecting the camera lens.03-22-2012
20130121679CAMERA HOLDER AND SHUTTER ACTIVATION DEVICE - A camera holder and activation device enables a user to take pictures from vantage points spaced from the user's head. A frame defines a camera support position and an attachment device removably mounts the camera to the frame at the camera support position. An extension member such as a monopole is connected to the frame, whereby the frame may be so spaced from a user that the user cannot directly view a contemplated picture via a picture-framing element of the camera. A shifter member is movably mounted to the frame and is provided with a projection extending towards the camera support position so that motion of the shifter member brings the projection into contact with a shutter button of the camera mounted to the frame at the support position.05-16-2013
20090252486VIBRATION RESISTANT CAMERA FOR MOUNTING TO OBJECT - A digital camera is adapted for being mounted to a bow for archery. The camera comprises a self-contained digital unit within a housing and is protected from vibrational disturbances caused by the release of the bowstring. A viscoelastic material is used to reduce vibrations. The housing is water resistant to protect the internal circuitry of the camera from environmental elements encountered during hunting. A secure digital slot is connected to the digital camera circuitry and can accept a SD flash memory card. The camera may also be connected for transmitting images to an external device for viewing.10-08-2009
20100003026METHODS AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT AND STABILIZE AN OBJECT - Methods and apparatus for support and stabilization according to various aspects of the present invention include a cushioned surface mounted to a rigid base. The rigid base may comprise a connector suitably configured to attach the rigid base to a secondary supportive device or stand. The cushioned surface may be configured to receive and at least partially isolate a hand-held object from transmitted vibrations without a permanent or semi-permanent connection between the cushioned surface and the hand-held object.01-07-2010
20100166411MAST ASSEMBLY - A camera mast assembly comprising two or more sections movable with respect to one another from an unextended to an extended configuration, and a carriage attached to one of the sections for mounting a camera on the assembly, wherein the carriage is continuously movable in a substantially uniform manner from a first position wherein the sections are in the unextended configuration to a second position wherein the sections are in the extended configuration.07-01-2010
20110129209SENSOR ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE WINDSHIELD - A sensor assembly for a vehicle windshield includes a retaining frame, a sensor housing, clamping hooks, a spring, and an actuating lever. The retaining frame is attachable to the windshield. The clamping hooks are connected to the housing. The clamping hooks are attachable to the retaining frame to attach the housing to the retaining frame. The spring is connected to the housing and associated with one of the clamping hooks. The actuating lever is pivotably mounted to the clamping hooks. Pivoting of the actuating lever causes the spring to compress and press the housing against the windshield when both the retaining frame is attached to the windshield and the housing is attached by the clamping hooks to the retaining frame.06-02-2011
20100254695IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS - An image capturing apparatus includes a support assembly, a holding member, and an image capturing member. The support assembly includes a base member and a support member. The support member is configured for receiving a paper printed photo. The holding member is rotatably connected to the support member. The image capturing member is mounted on a bottom surface of the holding member. When the holding member is kept in an open position, the image capturing member is activated to capture an image of the paper printed photo received in the base member.10-07-2010
20100220991ARM PIVOT SHAFT SUPPORT MECHANISM AND IMAGING DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - A head arm pivot shaft support mechanism 09-02-2010
20110069947WEIGHTED MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT FOR, AND METHOD OF, STEADILY SUPPORTING A MOTION-SENSITIVE, IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE - A weighted mounting arrangement stably supports a motion-sensitive, image capture device incorporated in a cellular telephone. The arrangement includes a handheld equipoising structure having a platform and a handle connected to the platform at a handle connection, a mount on the platform for holding the device during image capture, and a ballast weight mounted on the mount with the held device as an assembly. The assembly and the equipoising structure together have a combined center of gravity positioned in close adjacent proximity below the handle connection for balancing the arrangement during image capture.03-24-2011
20100260495ON-BOARD CAMERA - An on-board camera is disposed, behind a neighboring member that is located above a steering column, on the steering column that can move forward at the time of a collision of a vehicle in which the on-board camera is installed. The on-board camera includes: a camera portion; and a support mechanism. The support mechanism supports the camera portion in such a manner that the camera portion can move in a direction away from the neighboring member when the neighboring member and the camera portion are brought into contact with each other because of a forward movement of the steering column at the time of the collision.10-14-2010
20080205874Wide coverage image capturing and standable web phone - A wide coverage image capturing and standable web phone comprises a body having an approximately cubic shape; the body having a seat which is pivotally installed at a lower side of a back of the body; wherein the seat can be pulled out from an upper side thereof so as to be placed upon a surface; a camera base pivotally installed a lower side of the body; a camera lens assembly being embedded into the camera base; an audio system including a trumpet at an upper portion of the body and a microphone; the audio system having functions of hand-holding, hand free and incoming phone number display, and echo cancellation. A USB connector connected to the body serves for being connected to other elements. Thus web phone combines the function of phone, camera and USB connection as an integral body to increase the convenience in use.08-28-2008
20110019992STABILIZED MOUNT FOR, AND METHOD OF, STEADILY SUPPORTING A MOTION-SENSITIVE, IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE - A stabilized mount stably supports a motion-sensitive, image capture device, such as a cellular telephone or a personal digital assistant, on a support surface, such as a tripod or analogous camera equipment. The device is operative for capturing an image over a field of view along an optical axis perpendicular to an image plane. The mount includes a holder for holding the device during image capture, and a fixed base integral with the holder and lying in a base plane perpendicular to the image plane when the base is supported by the support surface in a supported orientation. The base is operative for steadily positioning the holder and the device on the support surface in the supported orientation during the image capture.01-27-2011
20100021152APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VIEWING RADIOGRAPHS - In one aspect, a telesuite is provided and includes a camera rotatable about at least one axis, the camera being rotatably mounted to a base and a radiograph viewing device comprising a computer monitor.01-28-2010
20110305448RAIL MOUNT - A system for mounting includes an electronic device, a male mount member, and a female mount member. The male mount member is attached to the electronic device, and has a protrusion. The female mount member has a receiving track for mating with the protrusion, thereby coupling the electronic device to the female mount member.12-15-2011
20120099850Structure for mounting camera on vehicle - One embodiment of the present invention provides a structure for mounting a camera on a vehicle, the structure including: a base unit fixed to a vehicle body; a camera; a slide mechanism configured to allow the camera to slide in an attaching direction so as to be detachably engaged with the base unit; protrusions provided on one of the base unit and the camera, the protrusions being disposed at front left and right sides and rear left and right sides with respect to the attaching direction; and contact portions provided on the other of the base unit and the camera, the contact portions laterally contacting the front left and right protrusions and the rear left and right protrusions, respectively, thereby positioning the camera with respect to the base unit.04-26-2012
20110064401COUPLING AND ACCESSORY SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A coupling and accessory system for an electronic device includes an enclosure configured to encompass at least a portion of the electronic device. The enclosure includes a land area having a magnetically active region or a magnetically attractive region. A coupling device also has a magnetically active region or a magnetically attractive region, such that the enclosure and the coupling device are magnetically attracted and attached to one another when the enclosure is brought into close association with the coupling device. The coupling device may further include at least one enhanced engagement feature for inhibiting mutual sliding or rotation between the coupling device and the enclosure during magnetic attachment of the one to the other.03-17-2011
20110091195Camera holder and shutter activation device - A camera holder and activation device enables a user to take pictures from vantage points spaced from the user's head. A frame defines a camera support position and an attachment device removably mounts the camera to the frame at the camera support position. An extension member such as a monopole is connected to the frame, whereby the frame may be so spaced from a user that the user cannot directly view a contemplated picture via a picture-framing element of the camera. A shifter member is movably mounted to the frame and is provided with a projection extending towards the camera support position so that motion of the shifter member brings the projection into contact with a shutter button of the camera mounted to the frame at the support position.04-21-2011
20120315027DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING A MOVABLY MOUNTED CAMERA UNIT AND MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to a device (12-13-2012
20100226641Camera Holder - The invention refers to a camera holder comprising a clamp (09-09-2010
20080247746Tripod Mounting, Stand, or Support Attachment, Accessory, or Mechanism for Cameras and Similar Devices or Objects - Most cameras have a tripod mounting hole in the bottom with a standard screw thread. All current tripods mount use a threaded fastener that screws into this hole and tightens the camera to a tripod or other auxiliary devices. Often, the tripod will mount a small intermediary part that can remain with the camera, but which allows the camera to be quickly removed from the tripod. This disclosure obviates the need for the intermediary part. Here are some of the main features and embodiments: “Expanding Rubber Bung”: A flexible elastomeric part or other material, that when tightened, expands in girth. “Pivoting metal Christmas tree”: Similar to the above concept, except that a hard material pivots out, to clamp the sides of the hole, once it has been easily inserted in its collapsed state. The following are some of the applications and examples of the current disclosure: cameras, video recorders, civil engineering equipment for leveling measurement or surveying, laser equipment for tracking, leveling calibration, or marking, optical equipment, astronomical equipment, telescopes, binoculars, lab equipment, or calibration equipment are some examples of tripod usage or similar setups, e.g. setups with more legs, different shapes, stands, supports, or foldable/mobile setups. Many other variations and extensions are also discussed in the specification and figures.10-09-2008
20080240704DRIVING MECHANISM - A driving mechanism includes a driven member partially having a spherical surface, piezoelectric units that support the driven member between them and drive the driven member, and a base that holds the piezoelectric units. Each of the piezoelectric units includes a driving portion having a flat surface in contact with the spherical surface of the driven member, a first piezoelectric element that moves the driving portion along a first axis parallel to the flat surface, a second piezoelectric element that moves the driving portion along a second axis that is parallel to the flat surface and intersects the first axis, and a support member that supports the driving portion through the first and second piezoelectric elements.10-02-2008
20080310834Camera Holding Device - A holding device for a handheld photographic camera including a support member and coupling component that attaches to the camera enabling the user to securely hold the camera in one hand while using the other hand to control the functions of the camera. The support member also includes a camera mounting shoulder adjacent the coupling component that provides additional support to the camera. The support member includes various ergonomic contours that comfortably and securely fit within the user's hand. In some embodiments, the support member further includes a stand mount that allows the support member and camera to be attached to a camera stand, e.g. as a tripod or monopod, without the camera being detached from the support member.12-18-2008
20130188943Camera Adapter - An adapter is provided for a camera having an image display screen at one side and a lens at another side. A magnet attaches the body of the adapter to the camera and mirrors inside the body reflect light into the lens from a subject viewing the image display screen directly.07-25-2013
20130094846FRAME AND INSERT FOR MOUNTING MOBILE DEVICE TO A TRIPOD - An apparatus for mounting a mobile device on a tripod includes a frame with a rigid peripheral member defining an opening therethrough. The peripheral member includes a mount configured to releasably couple the frame to the tripod. An insert is sized and shaped to be placed into the opening of the frame and releasably engage at least a portion of the peripheral member in an assembled configuration. The insert has a membrane in the form of a cavity configured to releasably receive and support the mobile device. The membrane extends over at least a portion of the opening of the frame in the assembled configuration and includes at least one camera hole extending therethrough that is aligned with a camera lens of the mobile device when the mobile device is mounted in the cavity.04-18-2013

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