Patents Examined by Clayton E. LaBalle
  • Patent number: 11124131
    Abstract: A vertically foldable camera monitoring system includes a base fixedly mounted to a body of a vehicle, and a camera module coupled to the base, the camera module configured to provide a field of view at lateral and rear sides of the vehicle. The camera module includes a damper unit connected to the base and configured to be extended or retracted in length by a driving unit, a support member connected to the damper unit while supporting a camera, and a horizontal bar engaged at a first end with a guide slot provided at the support member while being disposed at a second end adjacent to the damper unit. The driving unit drives the camera module to be extended or to be rotated in an upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, AMOTECH CO., LTD., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Jong Uk Kim, Geon Pyo Kim
  • Patent number: 11126067
    Abstract: An accessory configured to be detachably mountable to an image pickup apparatus including a first mount portion including first bayonet claw portions and first terminals, the accessory including a second mount portion including second bayonet claw portions configured to enable engagement with the first bayonet claw portions, and second terminals configured to enable contact with the first terminals, in which the second terminals are provided at positions that are different from positions of the second bayonet claw portions, and wherein half lines that extends from a central axis of the second mount portion and passes through second terminals that are used in communication between the image pickup apparatus and the accessory, all pass through a predetermined second bayonet claw portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Kunihiko Sasaki, Toshinori Yamazaki, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 11119388
    Abstract: A lens screening device includes a housing and plate body, the housing has through holes, and the inside of the housing is configured with the plate body, which is acted by coils and magnetic elements to swing, thereby exposing or closing the through holes. The present invention is characterized in that a plurality of guide rails is configured inside the housing, the bottom surface of the plate body is in contact with the guide rails, and the bottom surface of the plate body is configured with at least one shallow groove, thereby reducing the weight, achieving a thin, lightweight structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Wai-How Weng
  • Patent number: 11119240
    Abstract: A method and system for ranging between two cased wellbores. A method may comprise disposing a first downhole tool on a first conveyance line in a first cased wellbore, disposing a second downhole tool on a second conveyance line in a second cased wellbore, broadcasting an electromagnetic field from the transmitter, recording the electromagnetic field with the receiver, transmitting the recording to an information handling system, and calculating relative position between the first cased wellbore and the second cased wellbore with the information handling system. An electromagnetic ranging system for ranging between two cased wellbores may comprise a first downhole tool, a first conveyance line, a second downhole tool, a second conveyance line, and an information handling system configured for exciting the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Russel Milford, Ryan David Zallas, Alan James Gosse
  • Patent number: 11119387
    Abstract: With a pre-light emission quantity adjusted to an appropriate value, the accuracy of light control for main light emission can be enhanced. A first pre-light emission quantity is obtained with no use of distance information. An appropriate light emission quantity is obtained with use of distance information, and a second pre-light emission quantity is obtained by decreasing the appropriate light emission quantity by a predetermined quantity according to a photometric wave detection capacity. A final pre-light emission quantity is obtained by mixing the first pre-light emission quantity and the second pre-light emission quantity, at a ratio corresponding to the accuracy of the distance information used to obtain the appropriate light emission quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke Hiro, Katsunari Oda, Shohei Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 11117528
    Abstract: An attachment unit for a vehicle parts is provided which includes an attachment member disposed on a window of a vehicle. The attachment member has a traversing surface which extends in a direction traversing a surface of the window. The vehicle part is brought into contact with the traversing surface and then positioned relative to or secured to the window. This establishes a mechanical joint of the vehicle part to the window with correct alignment therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Sho Okuda
  • Patent number: 11119019
    Abstract: A cutting force analyser is provided, comprising weighing means adapted to determine the weight of an object and force applied to the object; a record of a force threshold for cutting the object; and indicating means. The analyser is formed to use the weighing means to differentiate between the weight of the object and cutting force applied to it, to compare the cutting force with the force threshold, and to use the indicating means to communicate how the force compares with the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tim Staub, Peter Dowd
  • Patent number: 11119392
    Abstract: According to principles of the embodiments as disclosed herein, a device for monitoring the use of a handheld device is provided which allows for increased accuracy and ease of monitoring the use of handheld devices during usability testing. The device includes a handheld device mount configured to be releasably coupleable to a handheld device. The handheld device mount includes a cavity and a base and opposing first and second sides and first and second sidewalls extending from the base at the sides of the base. The mast has a first and second end. The first end of the mast is coupled to and extends from a third side of the cavity. A camera mount is located at the second end of the mast and configured to receive a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Karen Taxier, Luke VanDuyn, Matthew Bailey
  • Patent number: 11119542
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that includes a first housing, a second housing, and a hinge. The hinge rotatably couples the first housing to the second housing and includes an off-center lobe that generates a field. The second housing includes a detection engine to detect a strength of the field generated by the off-center lobe and determines a hinge angle (or a position of the first housing relative to the second housing) based on the detected strength of the field generated by the off-center lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Arvind Sundaram, Samarth Alva, Yogesh Channaiah
  • Patent number: 11112682
    Abstract: A stand in which professional television cameras are placed includes a compact and easily storable and transportable stand for professional television cameras comprising a plurality of supporting legs pivotable upon the fixed base, and between a folded position, in which the stand is positioned coupled to a corresponding slot, and an open position, in which the stand is positioned substantially in parallel to the fixed base and thereby able to be placed on a surface. When the stand is in storage or transport, the stand may be brought into a folded position, in which each supporting leg is coupled to a corresponding slot, reducing the form factor of the stand while folded and having higher easiness in transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: OmniCam4Sky, Lda.
    Inventors: Jorge Manuel Quinta Gaspar, Paulo José Nunes Guerreiro
  • Patent number: 11112273
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a sensing system. The sensing system includes a pair of sensors, a target, and a pair of magnets. The target is configured to move along an axis of movement with respect to the pair of sensors. The pair of magnets are coupled to the target. Each of the pair of magnets has a first end and a second end. Each of the second ends of the pair of magnets are positioned axially adjacent to one another in a system longitudinal direction. The pair of magnets provide a greater field strength for determining a position of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KSR IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Lingmin Shao
  • Patent number: 11112055
    Abstract: A combination stabilizer and stick grip that enables a mobile phone or electronic device to be either held via a user's hand or placed on a support surface at a desired angle. The stabilizer may include a base element with a plurality of pivoting legs. It also may include an engagement element which has a surface substantially parallel to the base element along with a gripping element, a cavity element, non-slip elements on each leg, and an adjustment element. The engagement and gripping elements facilitate the secure holding of a mobile phone or other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew H. Martin
  • Patent number: 11115568
    Abstract: The present invention provides a board mountable system for filming underwater video. The inventive board mountable system can be mounted to the underside of water vehicles for incorporating a camera for filming from an underwater perspective. The inventive board mountable system is shaped to minimize drag as a result of the mounted camera or camera system. Embodiments of the inventive system includes a fin shaped housing for holding a camera or camera system. In certain embodiments, the fin is removably attached to the water vehicle, such as a surf board, where the fin housing can be swapped with other fins being used with the water vehicle for controlling the direction of a watersports board in motion. These embodiments of the inventive system further include a connection means for connecting the fin to the underside of a water vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: John Immel
  • Patent number: 11112678
    Abstract: Provided is a camera focus adjustment jig (1) fixed to an inspection device and adjusting a focus of a camera (5), the inspection device including the camera (5) configured to photograph an automobile V, and a movable arm (3) to which the camera (5) is fixed via a fixing part (4) and configured to move the camera (5) to a photographing position where the automobile V is photographed. The camera focus adjustment jig (1) includes: a connection arm (6) connected to the fixing part (4); an adjusting unit (7) provided on the connection arm (6) and positioned, with respect to the camera (5), at a position equivalent to a position of the automobile V located at the photographing position; and display parts (9a, 9b) provided on a surface of the adjusting unit (7) facing the camera (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Adachi, Junichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11116047
    Abstract: A heating device is provided. The heating device is installed on a camera device, and includes a thermal sleeve, a thermally conductive elastomer and a heating sheet. The thermal sleeve has an inner-wall surface and an outer-wall surface. The thermally conductive elastomer is configured on the inner-wall surface of the thermal sleeve. The heating sheet is configured on the outer-wall surface of the thermal sleeve. The heat generated by the heating sheet can be transferred to the lens of the camera through the thermal sleeve and the thermally conductive elastomer to defog and defrost the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Liang-Cheng Chien
  • Patent number: 11115592
    Abstract: A method and a device for stabilizing photographic equipment on a mobile device. The method includes: acquiring attitude information of the mobile device; determining an expected pitch angle of the photographic equipment; determining a driving force according to the expected pitch angle; and adjusting a pitch angle of the photographic equipment by adoption of the driving force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ying Wu, Xiangdong Yang
  • Patent number: 11112432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measuring arrangement (12) for measuring an electric current (I) in the high-current range, in particular in the current range of more than 1 kA, having a low-resistance current sense resistor (1) for measuring current in accordance with four conductor technology and a physically integrated measuring circuit (17) for measuring the voltage which is dropped across the current sense resistor (1). The invention provides several pairs of voltage taps for measuring the electrical voltage which is dropped across the resistor element (4), wherein the pairs of voltage taps are connected to the measuring circuit (17). The invention further provides two busbar connections (13, 14) for connection to two busbars (15, 16). Corrections of the temperature coefficient, the thermoelectric voltage and the offset and also a high sampling rate and resolution allow high-resolution measurement of a DC current in a high AC current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ullrich Hetzler, Michael Pollmann
  • Patent number: 11106114
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor, an angle controller configured to change an angle between a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of an imaging optical system and an imaging plane of the image sensor, an illuminator; and an illumination controller configured to change an optical axis direction of the illuminator based on the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Aihiko Numata
  • Patent number: 11105962
    Abstract: An optical system is provided and includes a reflecting unit, a lens unit, an image sensor, and a control module. The image sensor is configured to receive light, and the light is configured to enter the optical system and pass through the reflecting unit and the lens unit to the image sensor. The control module is configured to control a first driving module of the reflecting unit and/or a lens driving mechanism of the lens unit according to reference information to drive the light to move in a first direction and/or a second direction on the image sensor, so as to compensate for the offset displacement of the light on the image sensor when the optical system is shaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Sin-Jhong Song, Yi-Chun Cheng
  • Patent number: 11106116
    Abstract: A universal tripod clamp system is provided having a base member having a top side and a bottom side. The top side includes a plate receiving area configured to accept a mounting plate in conjunction with camera equipment. The bottom side includes an adapter receiving port having a first shape. A clamp is provided, wherein the clamp is configured to alter the plate receiving area. A universal adapter is provided, wherein the universal adapter is removably positioned in the adapter receiving port. The adapter is configured to receive a portion of a tripod head, such as a ball head. The adapter includes an opening having a second shape (pattern) configured to conform to the portion of the tripod head having the same shape (pattern).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: David Graham Clark, Nathan Kanner, Robert Borgen, Gregory Lundeen