Patents by Inventor Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR.

Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10768510
    Abstract: A panoramic device includes a base member and a clamp member rotatably interconnected within a single plane of rotation with the base that includes a first rotatable knob to selectively inhibit the rotation of the clamp member with respect to the base. The upper surface includes a central region that is at a different elevation than another portion of the upper surface. The clamp includes a pair of opposed surfaces suitable to detachably secure a camera thereto. The one of the opposed surfaces is maintained in a fixed relationship with respect to the clamp member. The other one of the opposed surfaces is in a movable relationship with respect to the clamp member using a second rotatable knob. The first knob and the second knob are rotatably connected with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200249549
    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: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Verent CHAN
  • Publication number: 20200249548
    Abstract: A panoramic device includes a base member and a clamp member rotatably interconnected within a single plane of rotation with the base that includes a first rotatable knob to selectively inhibit the rotation of the clamp member with respect to the base. The upper surface includes a central region that is at a different elevation than another portion of the upper surface. The clamp includes a pair of opposed surfaces suitable to detachably secure a camera thereto. The one of the opposed surfaces is maintained in a fixed relationship with respect to the clamp member. The other one of the opposed surfaces is in a movable relationship with respect to the clamp member using a second rotatable knob. The first knob and the second knob are rotatably connected with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR.
  • Publication number: 20200240579
    Abstract: Installation of a removable tripod foot is facilitated by a cross-axis aperture in the foot and loosening of the threaded connection of the foot and the tripod's leg is resisted by a resilient element engaging interfacing surfaces of the foot and the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR.
  • Publication number: 20200217447
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a tripod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURK, Verent CHAN
  • Publication number: 20200194188
    Abstract: A camera mounting assembly includes a base member or plate for holding a camera and a side member or plate. In an exemplary embodiment, lower slots on the base plate or side slots on the side plate are gripped by a vertical support's quick-release mechanism to mount the camera in a landscape or portrait orientation, respectively, the camera being generally centered and evenly balanced over the support in either case. The side member is detachably fastened to the base member, which modular construction permits separately timed purchase of the base member and side member as allowed by the user's budget and further permits breakdown of the assembly for ease of transport. The side member may be generally L-shaped with a lower arm length less than the side arm length, which also facilitates transport. Other components may be detachably added such as a hand grip facilitating freehand shooting with the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR.
  • Publication number: 20200182397
    Abstract: A dual clamping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Verent CHAN
  • Patent number: 10663107
    Abstract: Installation of a removable tripod foot is facilitated by a cross-axis aperture in the foot and loosening of the threaded connection of the foot and the tripod's leg is resisted by a resilient element engaging interfacing surfaces of the foot and the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20200158459
    Abstract: A recoil management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Joseph M. JOHNSON, JR., Brandon BRAY
  • Publication number: 20200133102
    Abstract: A panoramic device includes a base member and a clamp member rotatably interconnected within a single plane of rotation with the base that includes a first rotatable knob to selectively inhibit the rotation of the clamp member with respect to the base. The upper surface includes a central region that is at a different elevation than another portion of the upper surface. The clamp includes a pair of opposed surfaces suitable to detachably secure a camera thereto. The one of the opposed surfaces is maintained in a fixed relationship with respect to the clamp member. The other one of the opposed surfaces is in a movable relationship with respect to the clamp member using a second rotatable knob. The first knob and the second knob are rotatably connected with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. JOHNSON, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20200133103
    Abstract: A two-piece extendable L-plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support permitting a camera having cables connected to the side of the camera's body to be secured in either a landscape or a portrait orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURK
  • Patent number: 10613421
    Abstract: A camera mounting assembly includes a base member or plate for holding a camera and a side member or plate. In an exemplary embodiment, lower slots on the base plate or side slots on the side plate are gripped by a vertical support's quick-release mechanism to mount the camera in a landscape or portrait orientation, respectively, the camera being generally centered and evenly balanced over the support in either case. The side member is detachably fastened to the base member, which modular construction permits separately timed purchase of the base member and side member as allowed by the user's budget and further permits breakdown of the assembly for ease of transport. The side member may be generally L-shaped with a lower arm length less than the side arm length, which also facilitates transport. Other components may be detachably added such as a hand grip facilitating freehand shooting with the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10612718
    Abstract: A dual clamping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Verent Chan
  • Patent number: 10585337
    Abstract: A panoramic device includes a base member and a clamp member rotatably interconnected within a single plane of rotation with the base that includes a first rotatable knob to selectively inhibit the rotation of the clamp member with respect to the base. The upper surface includes a central region that is at a different elevation than another portion of the upper surface. The clamp includes a pair of opposed surfaces suitable to detachably secure a camera thereto. The one of the opposed surfaces is maintained in a fixed relationship with respect to the clamp member. The other one of the opposed surfaces is in a movable relationship with respect to the clamp member using a second rotatable knob. The first knob and the second knob are rotatably connected with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10571211
    Abstract: A recoil management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Joseph M. Johnson, Jr., Brandon Bray
  • Patent number: 10564526
    Abstract: A two-piece extendable L-plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support permitting a camera having cables connected to the side of the camera's body to be secured in either a landscape or a portrait orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Publication number: 20200033703
    Abstract: A plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURK
  • Publication number: 20200032951
    Abstract: Installation of a removable tripod foot is facilitated by a cross-axis aperture in the foot and loosening of the threaded connection of the foot and the tripod's leg is resisted by a resilient element engaging interfacing surfaces of the foot and the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. JOHNSON, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20190360632
    Abstract: A quick detach connector for an imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Verent CHAN