Patents by Inventor Yoji Kamamoto

Yoji Kamamoto 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: 5982429
    Abstract: A video camera is provided with both a liquid crystal display as well as a smaller conventional eyepiece type viewfinder. Switching means responsive to an opening movement of the liquid crystal display from a closed position are used to automatically and smoothly switch off the viewfinder, switch on the liquid crystal display and to enable a speaker. The liquid crystal display is also used as a cover for relatively infrequently used setting switches and controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoji Kamamoto, Masahiro Sunayama, Masayasu Kaneko, Tsutomu Mikami, Shoichi Shibata