Including Detailed Mount For Article (e.g., Camera) Patents (Class 248/187.1)
  • Patent number: 11076687
    Abstract: This application describes carts having a single vertical frame supported by a tripod-like leg structure. They are collapsible, extendable, and able to accommodate a wide variety of different accessories. To add accessories, carts can include one or more coupling components. Each coupling component includes at least one clamp that can be tightened around a cart's vertical frame along with a female coupler and a male coupler. The female coupler can be attached to a clamp and a male coupler can be attached to an accessory. The male coupler features a v-shaped extrusion and the female coupler features a complementary v-shaped intrusion allowing the male coupler to couple with the female coupler so that accessories can be added to the cart in a cantilevered manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Inovativ, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Timothy Blewett, Matthew Richard Benich, Brent John Siebenaler
  • Patent number: 11064778
    Abstract: A carryall container, includes at least one first half-shell, which is open and can be closed, at a free edge thereof, by a second half-shell, in order to define at least one closed configuration, in which inside the half-shells at least one internal compartment is defined for accommodating objects. The second half-shell is movable between the closed configuration and at least one open configuration, for free access to the compartment. One face of the first half-shell, which is adjacent to the free edge, has at least one door arranged, in at least one first position, so as to close a respective inlet provided on the first half-shell for further access to the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: G.T. LINE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Tonelli
  • Patent number: 11061302
    Abstract: A quick release mount system having a mounting plate with opposed sides, each includes latching surfaces, adapted to be received into a base member having a socket. The mounting system further includes at least one movable latching member for engaging with the latching surface of the mounting plate to prevent separation of the mounting plate from the socket. The mounting system also includes a locking mechanism for clamping said mounting plate within the socket, by pushing the mounting plate in a direction perpendicular to the base, and against the at least one latching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SYRP LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Thomson, Samuel Blok, James Allen
  • Patent number: 11044441
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the meeting device, comprising, a housing, a processor disposed in the housing, at least one presence detector disposed in the housing and coupled to an environment processor to detect presence within a predetermined distance of the meeting device, provides to the environment processor at least one presence detection signal based on the detected presence, wherein the processor turns on at least one meeting device component when the at least one presence detection signal is detected and at least one wireless transceiver coupled to the environment processor to provide at least one wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Krizan, Shaun Robinson
  • Patent number: 10865934
    Abstract: A mobile device mount consists of a mounting section, an arm-orienting base, a device-attaching section, a first arm link, a second arm link, a rotating mechanism, and an attachment mechanism. A mobile device is attached to the device-attaching section. The attachment mechanism allows the device-attaching section to be detached when required. The first arm link and the second arm link establish a connection between the mounting section and the device-attaching section. The second arm link is rotatably connected to the arm-orienting base through the rotating mechanism allowing varying positions for the mobile device. The mounting section can vary in order to interface with various mounting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Jonathan Caleb Kwasniewski
  • Patent number: 10824056
    Abstract: A plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Patent number: 10790598
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a nut which is rotationally connected to a flat part connecting section of a cable shoe, wherein the flat part connecting section has a passage opening, the nut has a sitting face which is at the bottom in the connected state, and a holder section extends on the nut from the sitting face further downward, wherein a tapered portion of the passage opening is formed by a holder material section which is preliminarily curved into the passage opening by deformation, and the holder material section is produced by a recess which is made in the flat part connecting section so as to surround the passage opening on a top side of the flat part connection section, which top side is associated with the sitting face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: GUSTAV KLAUKE GMBH
    Inventor: Bernd Bürger
  • Patent number: 10698300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for mobile phone photography which comprises a bottom member, a reflective member, a support member and a mounting member. The bottom member comprises opposing first and second faces. The reflective member mounted to the first face of the said bottom member. A side portion of the support member is mounted to the second face of the bottom member. An angle ? having a range between 70 degrees and 110 degrees is formed between the support member and the bottom member and the mounting member is further mounted to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Seung Wah Leung, Siu Chun Ng
  • Patent number: 10697583
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for mounting an electronic device to a surface including a mounting plate configured to attach to the surface, the mounting plate having at least one projection, and a base configured to releasably couple to the mounting plate. The base may include a first biasing member, and a first arm pivotably coupled to the base and biased toward a first direction by the first biasing member, the first arm configured to interlock with the at least one projection when the base is coupled to the mounting plate. The base may further include a release mechanism coupled to the first arm such that actuation of the release mechanism when the base is coupled to the mounting plate in a secured engagement causes movement of the first arm in a second direction to disengage the first arm from the at least one projection to enable detachment of the base from the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 10659763
    Abstract: A stereographic camera system and method of operating a stereographic camera system. A camera platform may include a first camera head including first left and right cameras separated by a first interocular distance, the first camera head providing first left and right video streams, and a second camera head aligned with the first camera head, the second camera head including second left and right cameras separated by a second interocular distance, the second camera head providing second left and right video streams. An output selector may select either the first left and right video streams or the second left and right video streams to output as a 3D video output. The first interocular distance may be settable over a first range, and the second interocular distance may be settable over a second range, at least a portion of the second range smaller than the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON PACE GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Pace, Patrick Campbell, James Cameron
  • Patent number: 10631621
    Abstract: A first example of the object transport assembly includes a body attachment member adapted to attach to a wearer and an object attachment member adapted to attach to an object to be transported. An insert including a notch formed therein is carried on one of the body attachment member or object attachment member and forms a male portion of a dovetail joint. An insert receiving channel is carried on the other of the body attachment member or object attachment member and forms a female portion of a dovetail joint that mates with the insert. The insert receiving channel includes a pin that is biased in such a way that the pin automatically slides into the notch when the insert mates with the insert receiving channel. An actuator is operably connected to the pin and is operable to move the pin out of the notch for removal of the insert from the insert receiving channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Surf Stash, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Gregory
  • 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: 10611316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surveillance equipment mounting unit that enables easy attachment and detachment of various surveillance equipment to/from a top end of a pillar installed on a vehicle and includes: a plate on which a bottom surface of the surveillance equipment is seated; and a reverse rotation prevention part coupled to connect a lower portion of the plate and the top end of the pillar to each other and allowing the plate to be rotated in only one direction. According to the present invention, the following advantages are provided: equipment mounted on a vehicle, such as a thermal observation device, radar, etc., can be easily coupled to the mounting unit regardless of type; a rotation angle can be controlled; a reverse rotation can be prevented; and mounting performance can be significantly improved by allowing release through releasing a reverse rotation prevention function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SEHWA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Geun Kim, Seong Joo Kang
  • 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: 10609326
    Abstract: The present invention provides full compliance with Texas SB 507 and is a cost-effective drop-in solution requiring very little resources to install and operate. The system may use off-the-shelf components run by proprietary software further reducing initial cost outlays. The system may include an electric source, a computer having a primary storage device powered by the electric source, a backup storage device connected to the computer, a camera for recording audio data and video data and a ceiling box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TekVox, Inc.
    Inventors: James Timothy Reinhart, Martin James Autry
  • Patent number: 10596398
    Abstract: A safety device including a boom with a primary end and a secondary end, where: —the primary end and secondary end are the opposite terminal ends of the boom; —the primary end is configured to be, releasably or permanently, attached to a mounting which includes a mounting joint which is a hinge joint; —the boom includes a base section, zero or one intermediate section and a load section connected together, in that order, by hinge joints, such that the safety device can extend from a mounting in a single plane, a movement plane, that lies parallel to the longitudinal axis of the boom, —the primary end is coterminous with an exposed end, a first base end, of the load section; —the load section includes a first load end and a second load end, where the first and second load ends are opposite terminal ends of the load section; —the secondary end is coterminous with the second load end; and the second load end includes a connection point, where the connection point is configured to releasably attach a user to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: P-CRANE GLOBAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Ross Langbein, Katrina Langbein
  • Patent number: 10498935
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention include a modular video camera system that can be adapted to mount to a number of different surfaces and perform a number of different functions. Some embodiments include a video camera housing having a front portion with a camera lens and infra-red (IR) emitter disposed thereon, a mounting apparatus to couple to and secure the camera system to a window pane such that the front portion of the housing faces the window pane, and a silicone-based compound, placed between the IR emitter and the window pane, that is translucent to IR light and prevents IR light from reflecting off of the window pane and into the camera lens. Some embodiments include a video camera system with a battery pack coupled to a base support having an orientation adjustment apparatus to prevent inadvertent adjustments to an orientation of the video camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Andrew Gartrell, Aron Michael Rosenberg, Gaurav Bradoo, Timucin Kip
  • Patent number: 10474011
    Abstract: A plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Patent number: 10437136
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for mounting video equipment to an object and providing vibration dampening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy P. Lajoie
  • Patent number: 10422467
    Abstract: A quick detach connector for an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Verent Chan
  • Patent number: 10364935
    Abstract: A photographic mount may include an adapter and a receiving plate having a recess configured for receiving the adapter. The adapter may have a connector configured for attaching a camera and a recess configured for receiving a fitting of a flash unit. The receiving plate may have a receptacle configured for receiving a shaft of a photographic accessory such as an umbrella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LUMIQUEST VENTURES LLC
    Inventor: Quest C. Couch, III
  • Patent number: 10344908
    Abstract: A quick mount adapter for mounting and fixing mountable devices, such as surveying equipment, on a support apparatus, such as a tripod or pole. The quick mount adapter allows a mountable device to be quickly and easily mounted on a support apparatus without the need for screwing the mountable device onto the support apparatus with a threaded joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Stanislavovich Yanchelik, Alexandr Anatolyevich Agafonov
  • Patent number: 10331020
    Abstract: Disclosed is an articulating arm camera mount for mounting an imaging device. The disclosed camera mount comprises a base, one or more arms, and a head that are movably secured to one another and are generally interchangeable with different components and pieces. The disclosed camera mount allows for greater flexibility and creativity in the placement and positioning of an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Evoke Innovative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Reno Makani Maltese, Kenneth Craig Warren
  • Patent number: 10274125
    Abstract: A quick detach connector for an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Verent Chan
  • Patent number: 10260677
    Abstract: A shoulder rest for a camera includes a main frame, a mid plate pivotably connected to the main frame and a back plate pivotably connected to the mid plate, and optionally a front plate. The pivot connections allow a user to adjust the curve of the shoulder rest. A tilt plate attached to a top surface of the main frame is configured to tilt to an angle with respect to the main frame. An adapter to which the camera is removably mounted is attached to the tilt plate, and may be moved forwardly or rearwardly with respect to the main frame, and/or may be moved toward and away from a side edge of the main frame. The tilt plate and adapter together allow the user to offset the camera away from the user's head for greater comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panavision International, L.P.
    Inventors: Vince Catlin, Scott MacDonald, Trach Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10247353
    Abstract: A tripod has an outer tube, a central tube, an inner tube, two positioning pins, a connecting joint, a knob, a clamping device and a leg set. The outer tube, the intermediate tube and the inner tube are sequentially socketed. The inner tube has a first engaging disk with a through aperture. The connecting joint extends above a locking rod and has a second engaging disk with a bolt. The knob is provided with a threaded aperture. The clamping device has a back member and a side member, and a first locking aperture and a second locking aperture are respectively provided on the back member and the side member. The supporting legs are provided on the leg set, each of the supporting legs has a first surface and a second surface, and the second surface is provided with a recess containing a pivotal grounding nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN TAI SPURT WATER OF THE GARDEN TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10185207
    Abstract: A panoramic head includes a base and a rotating main body for bearing a shooting device; a rotating component is arranged at the lower part of the rotating main body, and a fixing part for fixing the shooting device is arranged at the upper part; the base is provided with a matching component for matching the rotating component, the rotating component and the matching component are coaxially arranged, and the rotating component can rotate for 360 degrees relative to the matching component; and the rotating main body is provided with fixing parts conforming to the size of the shooting device, the shooting device is fixed by means of the fixing parts, when the rotating main body rotates along with the rotating component thereof, panoramic shooting can be completed, and a lens node of the shooting device is located on a rotation axis of the rotating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING SAVOYE IMAGE TECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhou Ruogu
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 10150426
    Abstract: A system for holding an electronic device includes a body and a connection device for connecting an electronic device to the body, at least a portion of the connection device attached to the body. The system further includes a clip, the clip having a top portion and a bottom portion, the clip attached to the body. The system further includes a cam lever, the cam lever oriented in the body and in communication with the clip, the cam lever having a first position and a second position, the first position characterized by the cam lever not engaging the clip, the second position characterized by the cam lever engaging the clip, and causing the top and bottom portion of the clip to be pushed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Bowden Ormsbee, Gregory M. Adelman, Ian M. Core
  • Patent number: 10151112
    Abstract: This invention presents a wall mounted receiver to accommodate insulated or non-insulated pipes and at least one inlet or portal for at least one pipe conduit or wiring per portal and with a high degree of flexibility and unique mechanical connection security; this receiver is arranged to receive the piping from any directional angle with a unique flexible inlet capability; without limitation, this receiver is for use with refrigeration or air conditioning equipment and related connections, such as insulated pipes, non-insulated pipes, condensation piping, conduit and wiring. The receiver can be mounted to different wall surface types without the assistance of a wall bracket; can also be fit into tight space service areas depending on refrigeration equipment requirements; can be installed in new construction applications; and can also upgrade existing installations without the need to cut the existing piping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gabriel V. Lechuga, Alex Lechuga
  • 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: 9958667
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for a mounting shoe with a locking projection is disclosed. A mounting shoe has a shoe body. A base is connected to a bottom of the shoe body, the base having a channel formed through the base between a first side and a second side. A locking projection is removably positioned within a hole positioned through the shoe body and the base, wherein the hole extends from a top surface of the shoe body to a ceiling of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Robert J. McCreight, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9921459
    Abstract: A payload stabilizer and methods for stabilizing a payload suitable for use with video camera payloads. The stabilizer has a feedback system providing supplemental torques to the payload through a gimbal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Steven D. Wagner, Garrett W. Brown, Jerry Holway
  • Patent number: 9894279
    Abstract: A handheld triaxial holder with a control stick comprises a handheld part, a fixing device, three motors orthogonally arranged in space, a control stick which is attached to the handheld part and provided with a navigation key of the control stick and a function button. The motor is provided with a slip ring inside its hollow bearing, so that the control line passing through it would not rotate along with it and three motors may freely rotate 360 degrees. The handheld triaxial holder with a control stick has a small size to carry, and is applicable for small shooting equipment. The motors are capable of rotating 360 degrees and facilitate multi-angle shooting. The handheld triaxial holder is provided with a control stick for controlling its rotation movement, and has a good effect on quickly stabilizing shooting equipment during moving shooting. It may also output videos and charge the shooting equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: GUILIN FEIYU TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventor: Chengyun Wei
  • Patent number: 9891506
    Abstract: A camera stabilizer, comprising a mounting assembly and a gravity center adjusting assembly arranged below the mounting assembly, wherein the mounting assembly comprises a mounting mechanism for mounting camera, a longitudinal adjusting mechanism relative to which the mounting mechanism is longitudinally slidable, and a transverse adjusting mechanism relative to which the longitudinal adjusting mechanism is transversely slidable, wherein the gravity center adjusting assembly comprises an adjusting rod mechanism and a counterweight balancing mechanism, wherein the length of the adjusting rod mechanism is adjustable, and the adjusting rod mechanism has an upper end connected to the transverse adjusting mechanism and a lower end fixedly connected to the counterweight balancing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: GUILIN FEIYU TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventor: Chengyun Wei
  • Patent number: 9871953
    Abstract: What is described herein is a system which includes an arm where the arm includes a cutout which is a same shape as at least some part of a video camera and which is configured to hold the video camera. The system further includes a base which is configured to be placed on a surface. The system further includes a joint which is configured to be connected to the arm and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Duffy, Melissa D. McLean, Aamir S. Virani
  • Patent number: 9829773
    Abstract: A monitoring device arrangement is disclosed that may comprise a mounting rail and at least two fixed monitoring devices. The fixed monitoring devices may each being mounted on a respective holder. The holders may be arranged on the mounting rail. Each holder may include a lock device that locks the holder in a determined position on the mounting rail. The lock device may be releasable to allow sliding repositioning of the holder on the mounting rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Johan Bergsten, Jens Pahlitzsch, Niclas Moller Lewin
  • Patent number: 9804652
    Abstract: A computer docking station devised to save desktop space while also eliminating the presence of permanent cables that can clutter the work surface is disclosed. The computer docking station utilizes a split design, with a lower dock subassembly positioned beneath the work surface for housing the permanent cables necessary for the computer workstation to operate and an upper dock subassembly comprising one or more data ports positioned on top of the work surface. A monitor arm mount can be attached to, or integrated into, the upper dock subassembly, thereby alleviating the need for a separate monitor arm mount without negatively impacting the docking station's footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Volek, Steve Bender
  • Patent number: 9772542
    Abstract: A camera mount is configured to securely couple a camera to an object. The camera mount includes a rail mount component and a sliding mount component which can be securely coupled, resulting in a low profile, easy to use camera mount. The rail mount component includes a rail base and two rail wings. The sliding mount component is configured to be inserted into the rail mount component. The sliding amount component further includes two levers and a sliding base with a plurality of protrusions for coupling to a reciprocal mount component. Each lever of the sliding mount component includes a pin and wedge that abut the inside of the rail base to secure the sliding mount component to the rail mount component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Aaron Clearman
  • Patent number: 9723273
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for using a video camera. According to at least one embodiment, a camera assembly for recording video footage includes a lens connector with a lens attached to a first end and a camera body connector on a second end. Further, the lens connector has a length that separates the video lens a distance from a camera body when the lens connector is attached to camera body and also housing at least one cable capable of transmitting a video signal recorded by the lens from the lens to the camera body. Also, the camera body has a power module and a communication module to communicate with a remote control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Child
  • Patent number: 9420150
    Abstract: An electronic video camera comprises a camera body which has an objective connection for interchangeable objectives as well as at least one first side surface and one second side surface, wherein the objective connection defines a visual axis of the video camera. A first longitudinal guide is integrated into the first side face of the camera body and extends in parallel with the visual axis and a second longitudinal guide is integrated into the second side face of the camera body and extends in the same respect in parallel with the visual axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Michael Koppetz, Timo Sperber
  • Patent number: 9386832
    Abstract: A protective handheld electronics case with integrated extension device, which may safely and securely extend an encased personal electronics device via a telescoping rod assembly. The telescoping rod assembly extends the personal electronics device beyond arms reach and locks the device at a specific recording angle set by the user. This function is specifically helpful when the camera is oriented on the user for self portraits. This function allows the user to ability to take self portraits or video without the undesirable need to fully extend the user's arms. Therefore, in general, a user is enabled to take self portraits with a greater field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Extendapic LLC
    Inventor: Steven L. Elgan
  • Patent number: 9383632
    Abstract: A stand (20) for video-photographic apparatuses comprises a support member (2), a support plate (3) which is fixed to the member (2) and which is intended to receive a video-photographic apparatus and which is provided with hooking means (4) for hooking the video-photographic apparatus to the support plate (3), a level indicator (5) which is suitable for indicating the positioning of the apparatus with respect to a horizontal plane and which is provided with fixing means (6) which are arranged for cooperating with corresponding fixing counter-means (7), the fixing counter-means (7) provided on the plate (3) in order to fix the level indicator (5) to the plate (3), wherein the fixing means (6) and the fixing counter-means (7) are configured in such a manner that the level indicator (5) can be fixed in at least two different positions on the plate (3), the positions being suitably spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LINO MANFROTTO+Co S.P.A
    Inventors: Paolo Speggiorin, Andrea Mendo
  • Patent number: 9329268
    Abstract: A parking sensor and observation system for a vehicle, including: an elongated housing, wherein the housing has a front side with first to third openings and a back side with an elongated opening, the first and third openings are adjacent to opposite ends of the housing, the second opening is located at a center portion of the housing; a first parking sensor disposed within the housing and having its proximity detector disposed in the first opening; a second parking sensor disposed within the housing and having its proximity detector disposed in the third opening; a camera disposed within the housing and having its lens disposed in the second opening; and a backing plate disposed at the back side of the housing to seal the elongated opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christopher A. Luft
  • Patent number: 9298067
    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: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9243741
    Abstract: A telescoping monopod apparatus that is configured to hold a photographic instrument. The telescoping monopod apparatus includes a body that houses a control component and an electronic component. The body has a rotatable bottom end. The telescoping monopod apparatus includes a plurality of shafts disposed in an interior of the body. The upper end is opposite of the rotatable bottom end. The telescoping monopod apparatus includes a ball disposed on an uppermost shaft of the plurality of shafts. The telescoping monopod apparatus includes a spheroidal joint that is configured to receive the ball on a first end. The spheroidal joint is attached to a holder on a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Fortress, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Hwading Chu
  • Patent number: 9132779
    Abstract: A dash mount for securing a plurality of electronic devices to the front dash of a vehicle. The dash mount includes a base having a top surface with a top slot formed therein, as well as a rotatable mounting screw with a threaded portion extending upward, through the top slot, to project above the top surface. The dash mount also includes a support bracket having a first arm receivable within the top slot and a second arm with a device connector located at its distal end. The mounting screw extends through a straight aperture in the first arm to threadably engage with a first electronic device located on the top surface, to secure both the support bracket and the first device to the base, while the device connector on the second arm receives and supports a second electronic device in a location spaced from the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Omix-Ada, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Azadi, Jacob Heaven
  • Patent number: 9097962
    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: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Matthew L. Burk
  • Patent number: 9097963
    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: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9091377
    Abstract: An outdoor insulated pipe and duct mounting system includes a wall mounted receiver arranged to receive an insulated pipe or duct provided with an insulation pipe protector which connects and seals to the receiver. The combined system is able to accommodate insulated pipes of different sized diameters and can accommodate one or more inlets within the same receiver with a high degree of flexibility and unique mechanical connection security. The mounted wall receiver system is arranged to receive the insulated piping from any directional angle with a unique full rotation inlet capability. The system serves buildings with outdoor installed air conditioning line sets, insulated pipes, and conduit that have the need to penetrate the building envelope in order to be connected to the buildings indoor mechanical, plumbing, or electrical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gabriel V. Lechuga