Patents Examined by William B. Perkey
  • Patent number: 10809597
    Abstract: The imaging device includes a support member attached to the device main body and a display panel attached to the support member. The support member is configured to pivot around a first rotation axis and thereby move to a storage position and a tilt position. The display panel is configured to pivot around a second rotation axis orthogonal to the first rotation axis and thereby move to a closed position and an opened position and to pivot around a third rotation axis orthogonal to the second rotation axis and thereby vary a tilt angle of a display surface with respect to the extending direction of the second hinge part. When the support member is located at the tilt position and the display panel located at the opened position is pivoted around the third rotation axis, the display panel passes through outside the connector connection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Tominaga, Takuo Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10812696
    Abstract: Electronic device cases and lighting and power devices and modules are described. A case for a portable electronic device may include a rim portion defining an opening for a display of the portable electronic device and one or more light sources adjacent to the rim portion. A lighting device may include one or more light sources for illuminating a user's face during use of a camera of a portable electronic device, and a power member for providing power to the one or more light sources. A lighting module may include a plurality of lighting devices. A power module having a battery may be configured to provide power to a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Windy Place, Inc.
    Inventors: Cindy Gantz, Jackie Wallace, Jean Tripier
  • Patent number: 10805539
    Abstract: Provided in an embodiment of the present application are an anti-shake method for a camera and a camera. The method comprises: obtaining current shake data of a camera, wherein the shake data comprises position change data of the camera when the camera shakes, and the shake data is detected by a shake detector; determining, according to a preset relationship between position change of an anti-shake lens for shake compensation and shake data, movement data of the anti-shake lens; and adjusting a position of the anti-shake lens according to the movement data, so that an image sensor captures a shake-compensated image. By applying the embodiment of the present application, anti-shake processing can be performed for the higher or lower frequency shake, improving anti-shake performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weimin Ma, Chenyi Shen, Huan Wang, Can You
  • Patent number: 10802380
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging device body including an imaging element that receives reflected light representing a subject as a subject image, and a body-side suppression unit that suppresses an influence of vibration, which is applied to a device, on the subject image on the basis of a detection result of a detection unit detecting the vibration; and a control unit performing control on the body-side suppression unit to suppress the influence with a limit that is a degree for limiting the suppression of the influence performed by the body-side suppression unit and is determined according to information about an interchangeable imaging lens mounted on the imaging device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Kenkichi Hayashi, Koichi Tanaka, Akihiro Uchida, Seiichi Izawa
  • Patent number: 10795175
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an imaging lens including: an image shake correcting action unit provided movably in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens; a stationary unit for supporting the image shake correcting action unit; a permanent magnet provided on one of the image shake correcting action unit and the stationary unit and a coil provided on an other; a drive circuit for moving the image shake correcting action unit relative to the stationary unit; a mount section for being connected to an imaging unit; and a conductive member which is nonmagnetically conductive and disposed between the coil and the mount section so as to include a facing surface facing a surface formed by a winding wire of the coil and having a larger area than a surface formed by an inner periphery of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10784761
    Abstract: An actuator is introduced that utilizes the forces that result from placing a current carrying coil in a magnetic field to rotate a connected object about at least one axis. In some embodiments, the introduced coil actuator includes a coil of conductor coupled to an arm or other type of structural element that extends radially from an axis of rotation. The introduced coil actuator can be utilized to provide motion control in a variety of different applications such as gimbal mechanisms. In some embodiments, the introduced coil actuator can be implemented in a gimbal mechanism for adjusting an orientation of a device such as a camera relative to a connected platform such as the body of an aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SKYDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Adams, Patrick Allen Lowe, Benjamin Scott Thompson, Abraham Galton Bachrach, Adam Parker Bry
  • Patent number: 10775680
    Abstract: There are provided an imaging device and a method of controlling the imaging device that can shorten the blackout period of a live view image in a case where a front curtain and a rear curtain are moved to continuously take static images. In a case where continuous shooting is performed, a focal-plane shutter is shifted to a normally open state to allow a live view image to be displayed during the continuous shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10768508
    Abstract: An image capture system includes an image capture device and an integrated sensor-optical component accessory. The integrated sensor-optical component accessory is releasably connectable to the image capture device and includes identification data. A processor in the image capture device configures itself and the image capture device based on the identification data. Image data from the integrated sensor-optical component accessory is processed and image data from the image capture data is either processed or ignored depending on the configuration. In an implementation, attachment information may also be used for configuration. In an implementation, multiple integrated sensor-optical component accessories may be connected to the image capture device. In an implementation, the center axis of the fields of view of the image capture device and the integrated sensor-optical component accessory may be in different directions or the same direction, and the fields of view may be overlapping or non-overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Woodman, Ingrid A. Cotoros
  • Patent number: 10768105
    Abstract: Methods, devices, apparatus, and systems are provided for image analysis. Methods of image analysis may include observation, measurement, and analysis of images of biological and other samples; devices, apparatus, and systems provided herein are useful for observation, measurement, and analysis of images of such samples. The methods, devices, apparatus, and systems disclosed herein provide advantages over other methods, devices, apparatus, and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Labrador Diagnostics LLC
    Inventors: Karan Mohan, Chinmay Pangarkar
  • Patent number: 10761301
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a camera optical lens. The camera optical lens including, in an order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens having a positive refractive power, a third lens having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens. The first lens is made of plastic material, the second lens is made of glass material, the third lens is made of plastic material, the fourth lens is made of glass material, the fifth lens is made of plastic material, and the sixth lens is made of plastic material. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Oinuma, Lei Zhang, Yanmei Wang, Zixuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10754228
    Abstract: A support for an imaging device includes a first rotatable assembly supportable by a support that rotates in a generally horizontal plane and a horizontal locking member. The imaging device includes a second rotatable assembly that rotates in a generally vertical plane. imaging device includes an interconnection structure that interconnects the first rotatable assembly to the second rotatable assembly such that the second rotatable assembly is rotatable around the first rotatable assembly at an elevation higher than the first rotatable assembly and offset laterally from the first rotatable assembly. imaging device includes the first rotatable assembly including a panning structure that rotates the support in the generally horizontal plane and a leveling base that is rotatable in a non-coplanar manner relative to the panning structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Verent Chan
  • Patent number: 10754217
    Abstract: A display structure and an electronic device having the same are provided. The display structure includes a display screen and a light adjusting component located at a light emitting side of the display screen. An operating state of the light adjusting component comprises a light transmitting state and a polarization state, and the light adjusting component comprises a first region and a second region which are independently controllable. The display screen comprises a plurality of independently controllable pixels. Further, when the first region of the light adjusting component is in the light transmitting state, the pixels that are in the display screen and correspond to the first region are disabled to allow light emitted from the first region to penetrate through the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhihui Zeng, Anyu Liu, Lei Tang, Zhongsheng Jiang, Shaoxing Hu, Chengfang Sun
  • Patent number: 10745149
    Abstract: A gimbal for carrying a load includes a first frame configured to be coupled with the load. The gimbal also includes a second frame rotatably coupled with the first frame. At least one of the first frame or the second frame includes a connecting segment and a movable segment movably coupled with the connecting segment, the movable segment being movable relative to the connecting segment to cause the at least one of the first frame or the second frame to extend or retract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rongjian Sun, Xifeng Zhao, Xin Yan, Tianhang Ma
  • Patent number: 10750067
    Abstract: A removably attachable optical device includes a clamp comprising an upper clamp member and a lower clamp member. When the clamp is mounted on a mobile device, the upper member extends over a device side to enable an orifice formed by the upper clamp member to be positioned over an aperture of the mobile device. An optical element housing has a portion configured to engage the an upper clamp member. A non-uniform optical element is rotatably mounted to the optical element housing. Rotation of the non-uniform optical element causes light passing through the non-uniform optical element as the non-uniform optical element is rotated to be correspondingly altered to create optical effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Jordan Kraemer, Charles McClelland Marshall, Charles Thomas Marshall
  • Patent number: 10732489
    Abstract: A telescopic limiting structure includes a first retractable member and a second retractable member. The first retractable member includes a first inclined face and is configured to move along a first direction. The second retractable member includes a second inclined face bearing against the first inclined face. The first inclined face and the second inclined face are configured to drive the second retractable member to move along a second direction in response to the first retractable member moving along the first direction. The second direction is different from the first direction. The first retractable member includes a first elastic element configured to extend and retract along the first direction, the second retractable member includes a second elastic element configured to extend and retract along the second direction, and in a process of compressing the first elastic element, the second elastic element moves closer to the first retractable member in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yin Tang, Feihu Yang
  • Patent number: 10719006
    Abstract: An improved firearm for use in video recording and audio recording is a video and audio recording system for a firearm that becomes active when the safety is taken off. The recording system is unable to be manipulated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Clavel Hunter
  • Patent number: 10712639
    Abstract: A clamp assembly for securing a shoe plate of a camera accessory includes a bracket, a lever ring disposed around the bracket between the first end and the second end, and a base plate. The base plate is configured to move when the lever ring is rotated so as to secure the shoe plate between the base plate and the bracket. The clamp assembly is coupleable to a device that includes a housing and a mount configured to attach to a boom. The housing is rotatable relative to the mount about a rotation axis. The device also includes an actuator assembly and a latch coupled thereto. The actuator assembly is configured to move the latch between an engaged position with the mount, which prevents rotation of the housing relative to the mount, and a disengaged position with the mount, which enables rotation of the housing relative to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MGMD BRAINPOWER LLC
    Inventors: Spencer Boerup, Christopher Witham
  • Patent number: 10698298
    Abstract: A camera housing includes four walls configured to enclose and secure a camera: a top wall, a bottom wall, a right wall, and a left wall. The bottom wall includes a first segment and a segment coupled by a latching mechanism. The latching mechanism comprises a tongue component coupled to the second segment and a groove component coupled to the first segment. The tongue and groove components are configured such that the tongue component securely couples the second segment to the first segment when the camera frame is in the closed configuration. In the open configuration, the first and second segment can decouple and the left wall and second segment rotates upwards relative to the top wall such that a camera can be inserted or removed from the camera system. The camera housing also includes a button interface, an input/output interface, and a mounting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Wroblewski, Kielan Crow, Himay Rashmikant Shukla, Ryan Harrison
  • Patent number: 10698294
    Abstract: Resistance feedback control of drive signals for plural SMA actuator wires in an SMA actuation arrangement is performed. Target resistance values are set representing a desired position of a movable element with respect to the support structure. Measures of resistance of each SMA actuator wire are detected. Errors are derived from the target resistance values and the detected measures of resistance, the errors being adjusted by offsets. The powers of the drive signals supplied to SMA actuator wires are controlled. in accordance with the adjusted errors. The offsets have values selected to adjust the actual position of the movable element to match the desired positions represented by the target resistance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Benjamin David Brown
  • Patent number: 10698295
    Abstract: A focusing method includes determining an initial search direction based on a present position of a lens. The focusing method also includes controlling the lens to perform a focusing process in the initial search direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lifu Yu, Wenmeng Teng, Zisheng Cao