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: 10175561
    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 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20180347746
    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: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURI
  • Publication number: 20180299753
    Abstract: A plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURK
  • Patent number: 10054256
    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 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Publication number: 20180203331
    Abstract: An adaptable camera support includes a quick disconnect, panning ball clamp connectable to an adjustable clamp. The relative angularity and separation of the jaws of the adjustable clamp are independently variable to engage articles of widely varying size and shape. The quick disconnect panning ball clamp includes a rotatable panning base and a ball element rotatable on axes at an angle to the axis of rotation of the panning base. Hinged ball clamp housing sections enable rapid releasing and securing of the ball element and an article attached to the ball element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, SR., Joseph M. Johnson, JR.
  • Patent number: 10012891
    Abstract: A plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Patent number: 10012890
    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: April 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Verent Chan
  • Publication number: 20180172200
    Abstract: A quick detach connector for an imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Verent CHAN
  • Patent number: 9958759
    Abstract: An adaptable camera support includes a quick disconnect, panning ball clamp connectable to an adjustable clamp. The relative angularity and separation of the jaws of the adjustable clamp are independently variable to engage articles of widely varying size and shape. The quick disconnect panning ball clamp includes a rotatable panning base and a ball element rotatable on axes at an angle to the axis of rotation of the panning base. Hinged ball clamp housing sections enable rapid releasing and securing of the ball element and an article attached to the ball element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Joseph M. Johnson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180031176
    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 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURK
  • Patent number: 9816662
    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: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Publication number: 20170314726
    Abstract: A quick detach connector for an imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Verent CHAN
  • Publication number: 20170315428
    Abstract: A panoramic camera support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Verent CHAN
  • Publication number: 20170285445
    Abstract: A plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURK
  • Publication number: 20170261841
    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: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR.
  • Publication number: 20170261152
    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: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, Sr., Matthew L. BURK
  • Publication number: 20170261842
    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: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURK
  • Patent number: 9696611
    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: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9690171
    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 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Patent number: 9689525
    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 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk