Patents Examined by Clayton E. LaBalle
  • Patent number: 10788734
    Abstract: A film cover covers an exposure surface of a film unit to lighttightly block an exposure opening and is ejected from a discharge port. A bending guide groove is formed on the outside of an accompanying prevention rib in a width direction of a cover member along the accompanying prevention rib. The bending guide groove tilts a side edge portion, which is a distal end portion of the film cover, and the portion outside the accompanying prevention rib, in a protruding direction of the accompanying prevention rib. Since the side edge portion is bent by the bending guide groove, the both side edges portions do not engage with the discharge port, and the film cover can be ejected smoothly from the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Nakai
  • Patent number: 10790177
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for monitoring an environment of a front opening universal pod (FOUP). The systems and methods may include one or more environmental sensors disposed within the FOUP, configured to measure environmental parameters of the environment of the FOUP and a FOUP configured to hold one or more wafers. The systems and methods may also include a wireless transmitter in communication with the environmental sensor, which may be disposed within the FOUP and configured to transmit the measured environmental parameters from the environmental sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po Shun Lin, Zhi Long Huang, Kung Chieh Cheng
  • Patent number: 10787048
    Abstract: A holding structure of a tire air pressure detecting device includes a tire air pressure detecting device (23) which is held by a screw shaft (43) of a tire valve (30), a fixing nut (44) which is screwed to the screw shaft (43) and configured to fix the tire valve (40) to a wheel rim (30), a holding sleeve (50) which is screwed to the screw shaft (43) and configured to hold the tire air pressure detecting device (23) on the screw shaft (43), an elastic member (45) which is sandwiched between the tire air pressure detecting device (23) and a device supporting portion (60) including at least one of the fixing nut (44), the holding sleeve (50) and the wheel rim (30) in an axial direction of the screw shaft (43), and a rotation restricting portion (48) which is configured to restrict rotation of the tire air pressure detecting device (23) around the screw shaft (43) between the elastic member (45) and the tire air pressure detecting device (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takatoshi Ebinuma, Masayuki Fujita, Naoki Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 10788737
    Abstract: A mount section 35 on which a camera grip 60 is mounted in an attachable and detachable manner is provided in an imaging device 30, and a mount section 65 that is mounted on the imaging device 30 in an attachable and detachable manner is provided in the camera grip. The attachment and detachment of the camera grip 60 can be easily performed and manipulability can be improved by providing the mount sections 35 and 65 provided in the imaging device and the camera grip with a bayonet mechanism. Further, a connection cable 75 that connects the imaging device 30 and the camera grip 60 is wound or rewound around the mount section 65 in accordance with the rotational movement of a grip main body section 61 with the mount section 65 as the axis, and the connection cable 75 does not become an obstacle to the switch manipulation of a manipulation section 62 provided in the camera grip 60. The manipulability of an imaging system can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Ishida, Koji Izumi
  • Patent number: 10788736
    Abstract: A method for controlling an image stabilization apparatus includes detecting a motion status of a handle of the image stabilization apparatus. A rotation of the handle is controlled by a rotary axis motor of the image stabilization apparatus. The method further includes controlling the rotary axis motor to stop rotating in response to the motion status of the handle being a free status in which the handle is not fixed and one portion of the image stabilization apparatus other than the handle is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yan Wang
  • Patent number: 10785835
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flash generator for providing power supply to a flash tube so that the flash tube rapidly provides a light output adapted to FP-sync, Flat Peak. The flash generator comprises a capacitor bank, an output and a switch configured to switch a current flow from the capacitor bank via the output to provide a variable power via the output. The flash generator further comprises a controller for controlling the switch, whereby by controlling the on time of the switch, the generator is operative to provide, during a time period of 100 to 2000 ?s during a peak time period within the time period, an average power at least 4 times higher than the average power provided during the other time period within the time period, whereby the flash tube during the peak time period becomes fully ignited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PROFOTO AB
    Inventors: Anton Falk, Michael Sundkvist
  • Patent number: 10782635
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer body includes: a base layer made of a resin; and a surface layer disposed on the base layer, wherein the surface layer is an integral object of inorganic oxide and contains a black titanium compound dispersed in the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Teruo Sasaki, Akihiro Honya, Kazunori Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 10782710
    Abstract: A mass flow control apparatus having a monolithic base. The monolithic base has a gas inlet, a gas outlet, a first flow component mounting region, a second flow component mounting region, and a third flow component mounting region. The first flow component mounting region has a first inlet port and a first outlet port, the first inlet port being fluidly coupled to the gas inlet of the monolithic base. The second flow component mounting region has a second inlet port, a second outlet port, and a first auxiliary port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel T. Mudd, Marshall B. Grill, Norman L. Batchelor, II
  • Patent number: 10782597
    Abstract: There are provided a plurality of terminals disposed in a circumferential direction of a second mount of an image capturing apparatus. The plurality of terminals correspond to a plurality of terminals disposed in a circumferential direction of a first mount of an accessory. The plurality of terminals of the image capturing apparatus include a first terminal used to supply power for driving an internal component of the accessory, and a second terminal used to supply power for controlling communication with the accessory. The first and second terminals are disposed further in a mount direction of the accessory than the other terminals of the image capturing apparatus on a predetermined stage of the terminal holder. An inter-terminal pitch between the first and second terminals is wider than at least one pitch among inter-terminal pitches of the other terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Kamiya, Yasuyuki Watazawa, Naoto Fujihashi
  • Patent number: 10782595
    Abstract: A handle with arm support used for a photography equipment, comprises a handle grip and a connecting portion for connecting with the photography equipment, wherein the handle further comprises an arm support connected with the handle grip adapted for supporting a user's arm whilst in use, and the arm support is a structural component which maintains a definite shape under compression and is capable of withstanding a load. The arm support supporting the lower portion of a user's arm, as such, the force needed from a wrist is reduced significantly, especially on the wrist so that the user will not feel tired or encounter wrist fatigue, and a handle operation is more flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ZHONGSHAN DASHAN PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xihua Zhu
  • Patent number: 10785558
    Abstract: Protected microphone systems may include one or more dampeners, one or more cavities, or a combination thereof to minimize the vibration sensitivity of a microphone of the protected microphone systems. The dampeners, when present, may be constructed of a foam material or a thin metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joyce Gorny, Erich Tisch, Mark Hardin, Per Magnus Fredrik Hansson
  • Patent number: 10782334
    Abstract: Methods and devices are discussed relating to testing of MOS switch transistors. For example, at least two different test measurements may be performed, and a fault state may be determined based on the at least two test measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Michael Asam
  • Patent number: 10782592
    Abstract: To improve usability. An annular mounting portion to which an accessory is attachable, an imaging element that receives object light taken through an opening, a barrier moved between a closing position for closing the opening and an opening position for opening the opening, a portion to be acted that moves the barrier with an attaching action of the accessory to the mounting portion, and an operation portion that moves the barrier regardless of the attaching action of the accessory to the mounting portion are provided, and the operation portion is located inside the mounting portion or at a front portion of the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taiki Uno
  • Patent number: 10775682
    Abstract: An adapter device includes a first mount on one side and a second mount on another side. The first mount is detachably mounted to an imaging apparatus, and the second mount is detachably mounted to an accessory. The first mount has first through third mount recesses and first through third mount claws, disposed following a circumferential direction. The second mount has fourth through sixth mount recesses and fourth through sixth mount claws, disposed following the circumferential direction. The first through third mount claws are insertable to mount recesses on another imaging apparatus. The fourth through sixth mount claws are insertable to mount recesses on another accessory. A smallest angle range out of angle ranges in the circumferential direction of the first through third mount recesses is equal to or smaller than a smallest angle range out of angle ranges in the circumferential direction of the fourth through sixth mount claws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 10775279
    Abstract: An apparatus for passive sampling of airborne particles such as those found in an aerosol is disclosed. The passive sampler is designed to take advantage of natural air flow to collect airborne particles, such as those contained in an aerosol, for subsequent analysis. The passive sampler increases the sampling efficiency for diffusion and electrostatic collection of particles by using natural airflow or movement to bring particles closer to the deposition surface. Alternately charged electret filters further increase the sampling efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jana S Kesavan, Nathan Kesavan, Jerold R Bottiger
  • Patent number: 10766636
    Abstract: A holding apparatus includes a support base configured to hold an electronic device, a driving device configured to drive the support base, a detecting device configured to detect a mounting state of the electronic device, and a control circuit coupled to the detecting device. The control circuit is configured to receive a detection result from the detecting device and control a power output of the driving device according to the detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Yan, Xifeng Zhao, Guoqing Li
  • Patent number: 10770992
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stabilizer and a stabilizer auto-rotating control method, wherein the stabilizer comprises: a hand-held component; a first motor, a second motor and a third motor provided on top of the hand-held component and separated from each other by preset angles in space; a bracket connected with the first motor and configured to fix a target object; a stator of the third motor being connected to the hand-held component; a rotor of the third motor being connected to a stator of the second motor; a rotor of the second motor being connected to a stator of the first motor; a rotor of the first motor being connected to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Guilin Feiyu Technology Corporation Ltd.
    Inventor: Chengyun Wei
  • Patent number: 10768564
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image former and a hardware processor. The image former includes, an image carrier; a developer; a conductive rotating member; and a voltage applier which applies voltage to the rotating member. The hardware processor executes an attached material detection mode which detects material attached to a surface of the rotating member. In such mode, the hardware processor controls the voltage so that the developing bias is a value between a surface potential in a region of the image carrier in contact with a portion in which attached material exists on a surface of the rotating member if a reference voltage is applied by the voltage applier, and a surface potential in a region of the image carrier in contact with a portion in which the attached material does not exist on the surface of the rotating member if the reference voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Keiki Katsumata
  • Patent number: 10768152
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and system for determining the partial pressure of at least one gas in a mixture of gasses contained in a pressure vessel, the mixture being pressurised to a level which is above local atmospheric pressure. The method comprises the steps of positioning a gas analysis sensor (14) within a pressure vessel (10); exposing the sensor to the mixture of gasses at the pressure level found in the pressure vessel; operating the sensor to measure the actual partial pressure of the at least one gas in the mixture contained in the vessel; and periodically calibrating the sensor by directing a calibrating gas mixture (20, 22) to the sensor in the chamber, the calibrating gas mixture being breathable by a human being.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fathom Systems Limited
    Inventor: Gareth Kerr
  • Patent number: 10771661
    Abstract: An embodiment of a camera module may comprise: a lens part; a front body receiving the lens part; a rear body coupled to the front body; a substrate part received inside the rear body and comprising a plurality of printed circuit boards; a cable electrically connected to the substrate part; a connector part connecting the cable with the substrate part; and a first shielding part, made of a conductive material and disposed at a rear side of the connector part, for shielding electromagnetic noise generated from the substrate part or the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Tae Park, Beom Suk Yu