Patents Examined by W. B. Perkey
  • Patent number: 10175559
    Abstract: A camera flash system and method for the same. In one example, the system includes a camera including an image sensor, a plurality of lights, and an electronic processor. The camera is configured to capture an image frame. Each of the lights is configured to illuminate a region within the image frame. The electronic processor is configured to capture via the camera, while modulating an output of the plurality of lights, a first image frame and determine, using the image sensor, an object of interest within the first image frame. The electronic processor is further configured to identify a region of interest in which the object of interest is located based on the first image frame, identify, based on the region of interest, a subset of lights from the plurality of lights, and activate the subset of lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Kok Khian Ng, Daniel Grobe Sachs, Kuan Heng Lee, Mern Keat Lee
  • Patent number: 10167990
    Abstract: A camera is disclosed comprising a substantially cylindrical camera body defining a longitudinal axis and a mounting system rotatably connected to the camera body, the mounting system comprising a base portion for mounting the camera to another object and at least one ring member arranged to surround the camera body and rotate around the longitudinal axis of the camera body during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Riddiford, Christopher James Taylor, Frank De Jong, Yu-Chyuan Tseng, Hadyn Macquire Lyall Van Der Berg, Jonathan Heath, Eveline Anna Kleinjan
  • Patent number: 10165970
    Abstract: An oximeter probe includes sensor head with a probe face having one or more sensor structures to make measurements, a handle, and an elastic member connected between the handle and the base. A user can hold the handle while measurements are made and the elastic member permits the handle to flex relative to the sensor head with one or more sensor structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lash, Scott Janis, Darius Eghbal
  • Patent number: 10171749
    Abstract: A fill light providing method includes obtaining an automatic exposure parameter of an image sensor and controlling a fill light lamp to provide a fill light based upon the automatic exposure parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: You Zhou, Cong Zhao, Jiaqi Yan
  • Patent number: 10148891
    Abstract: A card operation device includes a body having a mounting hole for being mounted to a camera lens. A card is connected to the body and located in front of the lens. The card is movable up and down along rails in two insides of the body, and may be a masking card or a slotted card. The body has a driving unit and multiple positioning units. A controller is electrically connected to the body to control up-and-down movement, shaking and stopping of the card in front of the lens. The masking card and the slotted card are automatically operated when being set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Tzu-Ping Hsu
  • Patent number: 10133157
    Abstract: An imaging control device includes a first communication module, a second communication module, and a generation unit. The first communication module receives first image data from a master imaging device. The first image data is generated by the master imaging device on the basis of second imaging-setting information. The generation unit generates first imaging-setting information from the second imaging-setting information stored in a storage module. The second communication module transmits the first imaging-setting information to two or more slave imaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Saori Matsumoto, Kensuke Ishii, Arata Shinozaki, Takayuki Nakatomi, Yoshitaka Sato
  • Patent number: 10136035
    Abstract: A platform for interchangeably mounting a payload to a base support is provided. In one aspect, the platform comprises: a support assembly configured to be releasably coupled to a payload via a first coupling and configured to control a spatial disposition of the payload; and a mounting assembly configured to be releasably coupled via a second coupling to a plurality of types of base supports selected from at least two of the following: an aerial vehicle, a handheld support, or a base adapter mounted onto a movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Pan, Xifeng Zhao, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 10133152
    Abstract: Disclosed is a camera module capable of overcoming a design limitation on a structure for auto-focusing and handshake compensation attributable to the thickness of the camera module provided in a small-sized camera device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Hyungjoo Kang, Salkmann Ji, Samnyol Hong
  • Patent number: 10122935
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal includes the steps of injecting a laser signal to a direction at which a camera is facing, receiving a reflected laser signal corresponding to the injected laser signal returned in a manner of being reflected to a subject, calculating a distance from the subject using a difference between time of injecting the laser signal and time of receiving the reflected laser signal, calculating standard illuminance of a flash based on the distance from the subject, injecting light by controlling the flash according to the standard illuminance and storing a first image including the subject using a camera module. According to the method, since it is able to obtain an image of which a whole screen is maintained by a reasonable brightness, a subject and a background can be included in an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Byungwook Jung, Jinsool Lee, Kyunghee Kang, Sungmin Woo
  • Patent number: 10117625
    Abstract: The present invention, in one form, is a method for deriving respiratory gated PET image reconstruction from raw PET data. In reconstructing the respiratory gated images in accordance with the present invention, respiratory motion information derived from individual voxel signal fluctuations, is used in combination to create usable respiratory phase information. Employing this method allows the respiratory gated PET images to be reconstructed from PET data with out the use of external hardware, and in a fully automated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Inventor: Adam L. Kesner
  • Patent number: 10122923
    Abstract: In an aspect, the OIS camera module includes a first unit mounted with a lens, a second unit movably mounted with the first unit along a horizontal direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens, and an OIS actuator moving the first unit along the horizontal direction relative to the second unit, wherein the OIS actuator may be lopsidedly arranged at one side about a center of the lens to the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MDPULSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hoon Jung, Jin Suk Han
  • Patent number: 10101594
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical image stabilization (OIS) structure that prevents camera shake occurring in a smartphone camera, and a camera module having the same. The OIS structure includes: a base housing provided with an OIS coil; a lens housing disposed over the base housing to be apart therefrom; and an OIS leaf spring for allowing the base housing and the lens housing to be elastically coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: ACTRO CO., LTD., ENEBRAIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10097763
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises an imaging unit configured to capture image and an operation unit configured to receive a first operation to adjust a shooting setting for capturing image and a second operation to capture image based on the shooting parameter and write data based on the captured image in a recording medium. The electronic device displays, on a screen, image review based on the captured image after capturing image in response to the second operation and then displays live view which is generated by continuously capturing image. A period of displaying the image review is shorter if the first operation is detected successively after finishing detecting the second operation than if the first operation is not detected successively after finishing detecting the second operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasutaka Naka
  • Patent number: 10088654
    Abstract: This invention provides a lens device and a correction method therefor whereby the focal position of the lens device can be corrected with high accuracy even if a lens surface shape or the like is not uniform. A ring-shaped lens fixing frame 52 is mounted on the outer periphery of a lens 51. A gear 53 is formed on the lens fixing frame 52 in the circumferential direction. A gear 54, which engages with the gear 53, is rotated by a motor 20A. Then, the lens 51 rotates about the optical axis L thereof. Further, a rack 57, which extends in the direction of the optical axis L, is formed on a part of the lens fixing frame 52. A pinion 58 engages with the teeth 57A of the rack 57, and the pinion 58 is rotated by another motor 20B. Then, the rack 57 moves in the direction of the optical axis L, and thus the lens 51 moves in the direction of the optical axis L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 10084165
    Abstract: A detachable structure of a battery to be attached to a case includes a wrapping of the battery and a housing of the case. The wrapping wraps the battery and comprises a slit. The housing houses the battery wrapped in the wrapping. The housing is bonded to the wrapping in a part of area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Fukushima, Takahiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 10085092
    Abstract: A flash generator is capable of identifying which type of flash head and flash head extension cables that is connected to the flash generator. A flash head and flash head extension cable can be identified by the flash generator. The flash generator provides a power supply to a flash head. Further the flash generator includes a first current generator for charging the capacitor. The flash generator further includes a second current generator or a voltage generator connected to an output of the flash generator and arranged to provide a current or a voltage to create a voltage UID over a component in a flash head or a flash head extension cable connected to the flash generator. Processing means are arranged to identify the flash head or the flash head extension cable by the measured voltage UID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PROFOTO AB
    Inventors: Anton Falk, Ulf Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10078946
    Abstract: An electro-optical detector is provided. The detector includes a mounting support adapted to be secured to a fixed structure and an alignable component which is connected to the mounting support through an adjustment mechanism capable of altering the relative position of the alignable component during commissioning of the detector. The detector further has a detachable controller unit including a communication module which receives instructions from a remote communication device in response to which the adjustment mechanism alters the alignable component's position relative to the mounting support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Xtralis AG
    Inventor: Thomas Goulet
  • Patent number: 10073325
    Abstract: A camera body comprises a fixing frame having a contact base mounting position and a lens limiting assembly arranged at the contact base mounting position. The lens limiting assembly comprises an elastic element arranged on the contact base mounting position, a lens assembly ring arranged on the elastic element, and a locking ring configured to abut against and press the elastic element when the locking ring rotates in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Feihu Yang, Jianguo Zhu, Yanxin Huang
  • Patent number: 10054254
    Abstract: A camera is disclosed comprising a mounting system including a base portion for mounting the camera to another object, wherein the base portion comprises a pair of levers arranged on top of one another to pivot in-plane to enable connection or disconnection of a mounting interface to the mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Riddiford, Christopher James Taylor, Frank De Jong, Yu-Chyuan Tseng, Hadyn Macquire Lyall Van Der Berg, Jonathan Heath, Eveline Anna Kleinjan
  • Patent number: 10048570
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a video camera system includes a modular attachment to couple to a video camera housing, the modular attachment including a slot extending into the modular attachment and a base support including a ball-and-socket joint providing a range of motion for the base support and a tongue fixed to the ball-and-socket joint and extending therefrom, where the slot is configured to receive the tongue such that the modular attachment couples and secures to the base support according to a first friction, and where an orientation of the battery pack with respect to the base support is adjustable according to the range of motion of the ball-and-socket joint according to a second friction. The second friction can be greater than the first friction such that coupling or decoupling the battery pack from the base support does not cause the ball-and-socket joint to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Andrew Gartrell, Aron Michael Rosenberg, Gaurav Bradoo, Timucin Kip