Patents Examined by William B. Perkey
  • Patent number: 11143937
    Abstract: Examples of shutter assembly are described herein. In an example, the shutter assembly includes an opening having a magnetic rubber-based shutter disposed in the opening. The magnetic rubber-based shutter is slidable along a length of the opening to selectively cover and expose the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ya-Ting Yeh, Kuan-Ting Wu, Shih-Hsun Huang
  • Patent number: 11143938
    Abstract: A camera module comprises: a first camera module; and a second camera module including a second side that faces a first side of the first camera module, wherein the first camera module comprises: a housing; a bobbin disposed inside the housing; a coil disposed on the outer circumferential surface of the bobbin; and two magnets, facing each other, that are arranged at the sides of the housing in the direction perpendicular to the first side of the first camera module, so as to face the coil, wherein each of the two magnets comprises: an upper surface; a lower surface; an inner surface facing the coil; an outer surface disposed on the reverse side to the inner surface; and two side surfaces connecting the inner surface and the outer surface, wherein a depressed part is provided on the side surface of the magnet, among the two side surfaces of the magnet, that is disposed on the first side of the first camera module, the depressed part being formed by recessing a portion of the side surface of the magnet, and th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Guk Lee, Seong Min Lee, Sang Jun Min, Tae Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 11131902
    Abstract: A capturing apparatus for an electronic device is provided in the present disclosure. The capturing apparatus for an electronic device may include a lampshade, a camera and a number of flash lamps. The lampshade may include an inner ring portion and an outer ring portion arranged concentrically. An inner rim of the outer ring portion may be connected with an outer rim of the inner ring portion. The camera may be located at a side of the lampshade and corresponding to a hollow area defined by the inner ring portion and positioned at a side of the inner ring portion away from the outer ring portion. A plurality of flash lamps may be disposed at a side of the lampshade close to the camera around a periphery of the camera and corresponding to the outer ring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Mao, Caixia Liu, Yuxiong Lei, Bifeng Hu, Tande Li, Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11131825
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided that includes a fixed assembly, a movable assembly, a driving assembly, and a circuit assembly. The movable assembly is configured to be connected to an optical element, and the movable assembly is movable relative to the fixed assembly. The driving assembly is configured to drive the movable member to move relative to the fixed assembly. The circuit assembly is electrically connected to the driving assembly, and the circuit assembly includes an electrical connection element having a resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Wei-Jhe Shen, Chih-Shiang Wu, Sin-Jhong Song, Che-Hsiang Chiu, Fu-Yuan Wu, Sheng-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 11131909
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for that allows a user to support a camera device and provides lighting for an area to be photographed. Beneficially, the invention allows for an engaging portable photobooth experience to provided by event hosts. The apparatus comprises a base assembly with a frame configured to receive and hold a camera device in a first orientation with the camera of the camera device pointing along a first axis with respect to the base assembly. The apparatus also comprises a lighting assembly comprising a power module connected to a plurality of lighting elements which are positioned around the frame and which are configured to direct light in a direction substantially parallel to the first axis. Various implementations of the apparatus of the present invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Stotts
  • Patent number: 11112683
    Abstract: A camera includes an optical camera housing, and a platform disposed at least partially within the optical camera housing. The platform is configured to be pan-rotated about a first axis relative to the optical camera housing. The platform includes a first component configured to be coupled to a camera lens, and a second component having a mount configured to be fixed to an infrared module. The camera also includes a camera lens coupled to the first component of the platform. The camera lens is configured to tilt relative to the platform about a second axis different from the first axis. The camera also includes an infrared module fixed to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Imadi Safwan Samsudin, Seng Huan Chuah, Christopher Okrainetz, Ban Hin Ooi
  • Patent number: 11108961
    Abstract: In an electronic device for controlling the shaking of a lens part of a camera module and an operation method for the electronic device according to various embodiments, the electronic device includes: a housing; a first camera that is accommodated in the housing and includes a first lens part capable of refracting light, reflected from an external object, through one surface of the housing, and a first optical image stabilizer (OIS) capable of compensating for the shaking of the first lens part; a second camera that is accommodated in the housing and includes a second lens part capable of refracting light, reflected from the external object, through the one surface and a second optical image stabilizer capable of compensating for the shaking of the second lens part; and a control circuit, wherein the control circuit may be configured to: acquire an image of the external object by using the first camera and the second camera; acquire a first signal, corresponding to the shaking of the first lens part, and a s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junseok Shin, Sungmin Kim, Yeonhak Kim, Sewon Kim, Dongyoul Park, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11108945
    Abstract: An eye direction reception unit receives an eye direction input of a selected position based on an eye tracking process, an operation reception unit receives a touch operation on a region of a specific operation member, the operation reception unit receives a moving operation for moving the selected position and a predetermined operation different from the moving operation on the specific operation member, and a control unit performs control such that the selected position is not moved based on the eye direction input in a case where the predetermined operation is being made, and the selected position is moved based on the eye direction input received by the eye direction reception unit in a case where the predetermined operation is not being made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sho Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11092883
    Abstract: A device for processing images are provided. The device a support bar, a mounting housing mounted with a camera lens, and a connector configured to connect the support bar to the mounting housing. The mounting housing is integrally rotatable with the connector with respect to the support bar. The mounting housing may further be mounted with an ultrasonic probe and a lightening device. The ultrasonic probe is configured to monitor a predefined change, such as a change in an occupation state of a parking space, and the camera lens and the lightening device is controlled at least by the monitored change. When the ultrasonic probe monitors that a car is leaving or entering a parking space, the camera lens and the lightening may be switched on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liyun Zheng, Hui Zhan, Wenji Li, Dong Ye, Qilin Chen
  • Patent number: 11086200
    Abstract: A camera module comprising a polymer composition that includes a polymer matrix containing a liquid crystalline polymer and a mineral filler is provided. The liquid crystalline polymer contains repeating units derived from naphthenic hydroxycarboxylic and/or dicarboxylic acids in an amount of about 10 mol. % or more of the polymer. Further, the polymer composition exhibits a melt viscosity of from about 30 to about 400 Pa-s, as determined at a shear rate of 400 seconds?1 and at a temperature 15° C. higher than the melting temperature of the composition in accordance with ISO Test No. 11443:2005.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Young Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 11086199
    Abstract: In an electrically-operated zooming strobe device of a lens moving type, to prevent damage to the zooming drive device even if an external force acts on the lens holder in the front-rear direction, a lens holder (26) having a lens (68) on a front side thereof is mounted on a strobe main body 24 having light emitting part (36) such that the lens holder is movable in the front-rear direction, and the strobe main body (24) is provided with a zooming drive device (47) including a movable member (44) driven by an electric motor (48) in the front-rear direction, wherein the movable member (44) and the lens holder (26) are connected to each other by a magnetic force of magnet pieces (62, 78) attached to the movable member (44) and the lens holder (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Nissin Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Tak Wah Shum
  • Patent number: 11082592
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the technical field of LED lamps, in particular to a monitoring device assembly and a street lamp with the assembly, and a monitoring device capable of angle adjusting and a street lamp equipped with the monitoring device. It includes a mounting bracket provided with a curved adjusting frame and a monitoring device provided with a mounting base; the curved adjusting frame is provided with an angle adjusting hole along its length direction; the mounting base is provided with an angle adjusting bolt for passing through the angle adjusting hole to connect the curved adjusting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Shiyou Cheng
  • Patent number: 11073746
    Abstract: An image-capturing assembly includes a circuit board, an optical filter, an image-capturing element between the circuit board and the optical filter, and a holder. The holder includes a fixing portion. The image-capturing element is on the circuit board and electrically connected to the circuit board. The holder is on an external side of the image-capturing element. The fixing portion has an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other, and the lower surface is fixed on the circuit board. The optical filter is fixed on the upper surface of the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU LUXVISIONS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuo-Hao Peng, Shang-Chieh Chien, Yao-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 11061299
    Abstract: An integrated underwater imaging device includes a housing with a transparent optical port, a camera and one or more LED light sources with optically coupled to light pipes within the housing. The optical port includes light mitigation features to reduce internal light contamination from the LED light sources on the imager of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Eric M. Chapman, Aaron J. Steiner, Jon E. Simmons, Steven C. Tietsworth
  • Patent number: 11057548
    Abstract: A coil unit may include coil holding member configured to hold a coil; and a coil held by the coil holding member and formed by a conducting wire in a wound state. A direction perpendicular to a length direction of the conducting wire is a thickness direction of the coil. The coil holding member may include an abutment surface configured to abut against one end surface in the thickness direction of the coil, a convex unit protruding from the abutment surface and around which the conducting wire is wound, and a coil pressing unit extending from a front end surface of the convex unit and configured to press the other end surface in the thickness direction of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Watanabe, Shinji Minamisawa, Kazuhiko Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 11048148
    Abstract: An imaging device comprising a first camera with a controllable focus is provided. The imaging device is operative to detect that a user of the imaging device intends to capture an image of an object using the first camera, control the focus of the first camera to assume a target focal length, and capture the image. The target focal length is derived based on a measured accommodation of an eye lens of the user. Further, a contact lens comprising an eye-accommodation detector and a communications module is provided. The contact lens is operative to measure an accommodation of an eye lens to which the contact lens is attached, and transmit, to an imaging device comprising a first camera with a controllable focus, information pertaining to the measured accommodation of the eye lens and/or a focal length of the eye lens corresponding to the measured accommodation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Matthew John Lawrenson, Jacob Ström, Lars Andersson, Till Burkert
  • Patent number: 11050907
    Abstract: A dome for a surveillance camera and the surveillance camera including the same is provided. The dome may include a spherical part having a hemispherical shape, an aspherical part having a cylindrical shape extending from an end of the spherical part, and a bracket including a first surface coupled to an inner surface of the aspherical part and a second surface extending a curved surface of an inner surface of the spherical part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Injung Yoo, Ji-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 11028967
    Abstract: A method of controlling a handheld gimbal includes obtaining an input instruction, and selecting one follow mode from a plurality of follow modes for following movement of an input device or a handheld member of the handheld gimbal based on the input instruction. The plurality of follow modes have different following speeds. The method further includes controlling movement of the handheld gimbal using the selected follow mode to follow the movement of the input device or the handheld member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tie Su, Paul Pan
  • Patent number: 11029580
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a camera module and an optical device, comprising: a housing; a lens module disposed in the housing; a substrate disposed below the lens module; an image sensor disposed between the lens module and the substrate; and an optical element unit disposed between the lens module and the image sensor, wherein the optical element unit has an optical surface disposed at the top thereof, to which the light transmitted through the lens module is incident, comes in contact with a light receiving surface of the image sensor at the bottom thereof, and contains a material having a higher refractive index than air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Cheol Kim, Eun Sung Seo, Ji Sung Kim, Chang Gyun Son
  • Patent number: 11029585
    Abstract: A handheld platform includes an imaging device configured to obtain image data, a gimbal assembly coupled to the imaging device and configured to control a spatial disposition of the imaging device, and a handheld support coupled to the gimbal assembly. The handheld support includes an input interface including a touchscreen on the handheld support. The touchscreen is configured to receive a user input to control the imaging device or the gimbal assembly. The handheld support further includes a controller configured to generate one or more control signals based at least in part on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Paul Pan, Xifeng Zhao, Tao Zhao