Patents Examined by Noam Reisner
  • Patent number: 10816751
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention a rotor including a lens and formed with a first driving unit, a stator formed with a second driving unit driving the rotor in response to electromagnetic interaction with the first driving unit, and a base on which the stator is fixed, wherein the rotor is brought into contact with the base, in a case the lens is in a UP posture, and the rotor is distanced from the base, in a case the lens is in a DOWN posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Ok Park, Hyun Rae Cho, Seong Min Lee, Jun Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10802378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mechanism and system for attaching an external flash to a camera, and a flash. The connection mechanism comprises: a body, a connecting foot and at least two groups of electrical contacts for touching contacts of hot shoes of at least two differing types of cameras for connecting an external flash control unit; when a flash provided with the mechanism for attaching an external flash to a camera as disclosed in the present invention is mounted on a camera, the corresponding group of electrical contacts touch each other to transmit signals. Since at least two groups of electrical contacts are provided, the flash is capable of being applied to cameras of two differing types, and further facilitating users and saving costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Qingyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10802052
    Abstract: Systems and methods can be used in connection with a circuit multi-tester including phase rotation-measurement circuitry. A power-testing device comprising a plug and an enclosure with circuitry can be used to display various power characteristics of a receptacle. The plug of the power-testing device can be received into a compatible power receptacle. The reception of the plug into the receptacle can allow for power communication from a power source supplying power to the power receptacle and the power-testing device for power measurement purposes. The power-testing device can include an enclosure with circuitry that can measure phase rotation information and can detect the presence of power on power lines of the receptacle. Based on the detected presence of power and phase rotation information, the power-testing device can output a visual indicator to the technician that represents the presence of the power and phase rotation orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Truist Bank
    Inventor: William Henry Karnes
  • Patent number: 10782598
    Abstract: An interchangeable lens assembly includes a plurality of lens-side claw portions and a lock pin concave portion. Furthermore, internal angles of a quadrangle formed by connecting a center of a first lens-side claw portion, a center of a second lens-side claw portion, a center of a third lens-side claw portion, and a center of the lock pin concave portion satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshinori Yamazaki, Kunihiko Sasaki, Masahisa Tamura, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 10717501
    Abstract: A camera mount for a personal watercraft includes an elongated member that couples to a base mounted on the rear of the personal watercraft, behind the seat of the personal watercraft. The coupling point at the base allows the elongated member to pivot so that the top of the elongated member can move forward or rearward. The elongated member can be height-adjustable to raise or lower the camera attachment at the top of the elongated member. An extension arm rigidly couples the elongated member to the seat handle behind the seat of the personal watercraft to prevent the elongated member from shifting position while operating the personal watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Sean Patrick Gilhooley
  • Patent number: 10704732
    Abstract: A posture maintaining device for a 360° camera according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a first correcting portion comprising a seating portion, on which a camera having a 360° view angle is seated, the first correcting portion being able to make a rotational movement about a first direction; a second correcting portion arranged on one side of the first correcting portion to be able to make a rotational movement about a second direction, which is different from the first direction; a third correcting portion arranged on the lower end of the second correcting portion to be able to make a rotational movement about a third direction, which is different from the first or second direction; and a counterbalance connected to the first correcting portion and configured to guide the camera so as to remain horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoon-Seok Kang, Bon-Min Koo, Min-Hyuk Nam, Sung-Jin Park, Jae-Kyu Shim, Hyun-Min Oh, Bae-Seok Lim, Woo-Jong Cho, Hee-Seung Choi
  • Patent number: 10705413
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism includes a mounting assembly, a supporting assembly, and a connection assembly. The mounting assembly is configured to be coupled to a gimbal. The supporting assembly is configured to be coupled to an auxiliary apparatus. The connection assembly includes an assembling member. One end of the assembling member is rotatably connected to the mounting assembly, and another end of the assembling member is movably connected to the supporting assembly. A position of the auxiliary apparatus relative to the gimbal is adjustable by adjusting a position of the supporting assembly and a position of the assembling member relative to the mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanchong Zhao, Weidong Li, Guoyao Liu
  • Patent number: 10708513
    Abstract: A shutter apparatus includes a blade unit configured to open and close an opening used for exposure, a blade moving member configured to move the blade unit between an open position and a closed position of the opening, an urging member configured to urge at least one of the blade unit and the blade moving member in a direction from the closed position to the open position of the opening; and a blade cam member configured to contact the blade moving member as the blade unit moves from the closed position to the open position of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Rentaro Imai
  • Patent number: 10690708
    Abstract: A differential phase and amplitude detector circuit is presented. Two source follower circuits respectively based on NMOS and PMOS transistors are used to charge and discharge a sampling capacitor asymmetrically to provide a measurement of phase and/or amplitude difference between two signals of a substantially same frequency. The measurement can be made in one cycle, with the charging of the sampling capacitor performed during a first half cycle where a voltage difference between the two signals is positive, and the discharging during a second half cycle where a voltage difference between the two signals is negative. Biasing of the two source follower circuits enable an excess current flow between the two transistors of the two source follower circuits beyond a biasing current of the transistors to charge the sampling capacitor during the first half cycle, and disable the excess current flow between the two transistors during the second half cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: pSemi Corporation
    Inventor: Jaroslaw Adamski
  • Patent number: 10690711
    Abstract: An electrostatic test device for a display module includes: a fixing frame; an electrostatic test probe on the fixing frame; a film-stripping mechanism on the fixing frame, the film-stripping mechanism being configured to strip off a protective film on the display module; and a drive assembly configured to drive the electrostatic test probe and/or the film-stripping mechanism to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Long Lian, Tianlei Shi, Wulijibaier Tang, Zhongping Zhao, Ruijun Hao, Xiaojie Wang, Le Sun
  • Patent number: 10690732
    Abstract: A magnetic field measuring method includes: a first radial-magnetic-field measuring using a magnetic field measuring element placed at an offset position apart from the coil axis, to thereby measure, at the offset position, first radial magnetic fields along an offset axis parallel to the coil axis; a second radial-magnetic-field measuring using the magnetic field measuring element after being rotated by a set angle, to thereby measure, at the offset position, second radial magnetic fields along the offset axis; and a center-position determining the inter-coil center position, based on a first radial-magnetic-field characteristic that is a characteristic in a direction of the offset axis of the first radial magnetic fields, and a second radial-magnetic-field characteristic that is a characteristic in the direction of the offset axis of the second radial magnetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsuda, Kazuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10693341
    Abstract: A motor hub system for shutter actuation includes a shaft sleeve including a base flange and an externally threaded collet extending axially from the base flange along a rotation axis. A flanged nut with internal threads is in threaded engagement with the collet, wherein the internal threads are in a threaded portion of the flanged nut that extends axially from a flange of the flanged nut. A washer is compressed axially between the base flange of the shaft sleeve and the flange of the flanged nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: N2 Imaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel E. McAuley
  • Patent number: 10670470
    Abstract: An indication of an ambient temperature near food is received using an ambient temperature sensor of a food thermometer, and an indication of a food temperature at an interior portion of the food is received using one or more thermal sensors of the food thermometer. A rate at which the indication of the food temperature changes is determined, and the completion time is estimated based on at least the indication of the ambient temperature near the food and the rate at which the indication of the food temperature changes. In one aspect, a resting temperature rise is estimated based on the rate at which the indication of the food temperature changes and at least one of a food type, a thickness of the food, and an amount of time for the indication of the food temperature to increase by a temperature rise value during a period of cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apption Labs Limited
    Inventors: Teemu Nivala, Joseph Cruz
  • Patent number: 10656410
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an imaging lens comprising at least a first lens to a fourth lens which have refractive power and are disposed in order from an object-side to an image formation-side, wherein a protection lens is disposed on the front surface of a first surface of the first lens, the first surface being in the direction of the object-side, wherein the protection lens has a thickness of 1.2 millimeters or less and an effective size of 22 millimeters or more; the diameter thereof in the direction of the object-side is greater than the diameter thereof in the direction of the image formation-side; and the protection lens is disposed within 3 millimeters from the first lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Pil Chae, Bum Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 10656197
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computationally efficient technique for determining a location of a fault on a power line using local measurements and remote current measurements. For example, a method may include receiving one or more local measurements of a power line. The method includes receiving a signal indicating one or more remote current measurements of the power line. The method includes determining a location of a fault on the power line based on a fault voltage multiplied by a conjugate of a compensated differential current. The method includes providing the location of the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Kanchanrao Gangadhar Dase
  • Patent number: 10649019
    Abstract: A system and a method for determining local electric field strengths, the system including: a light source module configured to emit light; a plurality of electric field sensors, each sensor including a light input portion and a light output portion, each sensor including an electro-optic material arranged in a path of at least some of the received light, an optical property of the electro-optic material being variable depending on a local electric field strength at the sensor, and the electro-optic material being arranged in the sensor such that a property of the output light varies depending on the local electric field strength; a light detection module arranged to receive the output light from the sensors; and a processing module in communication with the light detection module, the processing module being programmed to determine a corresponding value for the electric field strength local to each of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Martin Friedrich Schubert, Michael Jason Grundmann
  • Patent number: 10640648
    Abstract: A camera module containing a molded part (e.g., generally planar base, lens barrel mounted on the base, etc.) that is formed form a polymer composition is provided. The polymer composition includes a liquid crystalline polymer and inorganic particles that have a hardness value of about 2.5 or more based on the Mohs hardness scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Young Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 10634573
    Abstract: A system and method are provided related to replacing components of a fully assembled torque sensor system having been previously calibrated, whereby the new system with its new components, which may be installed in a larger system, can be recalibrated at the location where the component replacement or servicing occurs. Individual components are provided with individual characteristics information, either on or associated with the shipped component, so the end user may retrieve the information and enter it in the software, such as that associated with a control unit, which is used with the fully assembled torque sensor. A database storing information about each manufactured component and their respective characteristics information, and fully assembled systems and their collective characteristics information, may be maintained and accessible by end users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: METHODE ELECTRONIC, INC.
    Inventor: Johannes Gießibl
  • Patent number: 10634975
    Abstract: A finder optical system is achieved in which object images can be more easily observed. A finder optical system includes an image-erecting member, which erects an object image formed by an objective optical system, provided on an optical path from the object side toward an eyepiece side, wherein the image-erecting member is formed as a penta roof prism provided with a first reflection surface and a second reflection surface, which define a roof reflection surface that reflects an incident light bundle emanated from the object, and the first reflection surface and the second reflection surface are configured as total-reflection surfaces that totally reflect the light bundle including the object image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru Murayama
  • Patent number: 10627515
    Abstract: A camera system includes a camera unit for capturing still or moving images of an object. The camera unit is adjustable in respect of at least one parameter relevant to the capture of the images based on a measurement signal. A measuring unit captures a distance between the object and the camera unit and includes a laser transceiver for emitting a laser signal and receiving a laser signal reflected by the object. An evaluation unit coupled to the laser transceiver provides the measurement signal. The measurement signal indicates the distance between the object and the camera unit. A lens system has at least two spaced apart lenses. The laser signal emitted by the laser transceiver passes through the lens system. At least one of the lenses is arranged in movable fashion such that the distance between the lenses is variably adjustable parallel to the laser signal transmission direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ARNOLD & RICHTER SINE TECHNIK GMBH & CO. BETRIEBS KG
    Inventors: Julius Muschaweck, Michael Haubmann