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: 9097277
    Abstract: A monopod head enables movement of an optical instrument relative to a longitudinal axis of a monopod in directions parallel or normal to the optical axis of the instrument and includes a robust braking system to control movement of heavy instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Verent Chan
  • Patent number: 9063397
    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: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9052574
    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: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Publication number: 20150086188
    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: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR.
  • Publication number: 20140341558
    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: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR.
  • Publication number: 20140099093
    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: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, Sr., Matthew L. BURK
  • Publication number: 20130235264
    Abstract: A flash bracket comprises three beams each connected to at least one other beam by a hinged joint. The flash bracket can be folded into a compact arrangement with each of the beams abreast an adjacent beam. When deployed and attached to a camera, a flash attached to the flash bracket can be quickly repositioned from a location over the camera's lens for landscape oriented photography to a location over the camera's lens when the camera is rotated ninety degrees for portrait oriented photography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Matthew L. BURK, Joseph M. JOHNSON, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130236235
    Abstract: A monopod head enables movement of an optical instrument relative to a longitudinal axis of a monopod in directions parallel or normal to the optical axis of the instrument and includes a robust braking system to control movement of heavy instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph M. JOHNSON, SR., Verent CHAN