Power Supply Patents (Class 348/372)
  • Patent number: 10278132
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a communicator configured to perform communication with an external apparatus, a user interface configured to receive a user command, and a processor configured to, when an upload command to upload at least one content to the external apparatus is input, compute a time required to upload the at least one content to the external apparatus based on at least one parameter, determine whether an upload condition for uploading the at least one content satisfies a predetermined condition based on the computed time, control a time point for uploading the at least one content based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Panghal, Rana Prasad Sahu, Karthikeyan Subramaniam, Young-ki Hong, Jin-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10268555
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a communication device and a service processor. The communication device includes a first terminal, and a second terminal to communicate with a network storage array. The service processor includes a first terminal to receive persistence policy for the communication device. The service processor is configured to detect a reset of the information handling system, to determine a type of reset performed in an information handling system, to evaluate the persistence policy with respect to the type of reset during a power-on self test executed in the information handling system after the information handling system, and to configure, via the first terminal of the communication device, the attributes of the communication device based on the persistence policy and the type of reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventor: Jon R. Hass
  • Patent number: 10225470
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus according to the present invention, includes: an imaging unit; a display unit; and a control unit configured, in a period of performing a repeated recording process to perform imaging by the imaging unit at every set interval time and record a captured image in a recording medium, to perform control such that a live-view display on the display unit is turned OFF and driving of the imaging unit is stopped in a case where the interval time is a specific time or longer, and such that the live-view display on the display unit is turned OFF, but the driving of the imaging unit is not stopped in a case where the interval time is less than the specific time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryosuke Shoda
  • Patent number: 10167990
    Abstract: A camera is disclosed comprising a substantially cylindrical camera body defining a longitudinal axis and a mounting system rotatably connected to the camera body, the mounting system comprising a base portion for mounting the camera to another object and at least one ring member arranged to surround the camera body and rotate around the longitudinal axis of the camera body during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Riddiford, Christopher James Taylor, Frank De Jong, Yu-Chyuan Tseng, Hadyn Macquire Lyall Van Der Berg, Jonathan Heath, Eveline Anna Kleinjan
  • Patent number: 10171736
    Abstract: A control unit 15 is provided at an imaging system 10. The control unit 15 controls a mode relating to imaging of an imaging apparatus according to posture determination information indicating at least posture of the imaging apparatus in a separation state between a fixation state in which the imaging apparatus and an information processing apparatus are fixed to each other and the separation state in which the imaging apparatus is separated from the information processing apparatus. For example, when a fixation/separation determining unit 91 of the imaging apparatus 20 determines that the imaging apparatus 20 and the information processing apparatus 60 are in the separation state, a control unit 45 controls the mode relating to imaging of the imaging apparatus 20 according to the posture determination information indicating the posture of the imaging apparatus 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryogo Ito, Kazuma Akamatsu, Shunsuke Katsumata, Shiro Eshita, Megumi Takagi, Ayumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10162774
    Abstract: A voltage regulator includes a programming interface via which programming instructions may be applied to a processor of the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator operates the processor according to the programming instructions to select one of multiple active internally-generated analog voltage levels to determine an output voltage level of the voltage regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TAMIRAS PER PTE. LTD., LLC
    Inventor: David G. Wright
  • Patent number: 10139654
    Abstract: An optical apparatus configured to guide light from an object to an image pickup element includes a first light amount adjustment unit configured to change transmissivity or the light from the object through change in physical property thereof. Then, in recording, a second light amount adjustment unit configured to mechanically change an area through which the light from the object passes is prevented from being driven but the first light amount adjustment unit is driven to adjust an amount of the light from the object entering the image pickup element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shu Ito
  • Patent number: 10136045
    Abstract: An imaging device, a control method, and a program with automatic power-on control in response to contactless communication are disclosed. An imaging preparation operation is performed after the completion of a transmission of connection information for a wireless communication connection. In one example, an imaging device includes a contactless communication part configured to perform contactless communication with an external device, and a control part configured to control power-on/off of the imaging device and an imaging preparation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shiro Eshita
  • Patent number: 10084783
    Abstract: A method for providing access to a target electronic device through a first service running on a different electronic device may include receiving in the first service a command directed to the target electronic device from a command sender and receiving in the service device operation status parameters of the target electronic device. The device operation status parameters may include properties of the target electronic device such as a battery level, a battery charging rate, an age, a planned lifespan, a recent wireless usage, an internal temperature, or any of the above in relation to an intervening electronic device over which communication to the target electronic device travels, or any combination thereof. The method may also include using the device operation status parameters to determine, using the service, whether to provide or not to provide an update signal incorporating the command or information to the target electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alex Dubman, David W. Keith, Jiakang Lu, Mark McBride, Rushabh Doshi
  • Patent number: 10077008
    Abstract: A camera apparatus is provided. A bracket is fixed to a windshield of a vehicle. A camera case is fixed to the bracket. A camera module is fixed to the camera case and includes a lens. The camera apparatus detects a position of an object present ahead of the vehicle. The object includes a lane and another vehicle. Information on the object acquired by the camera apparatus is used for at least one of lane departure alarm control, light control, and collision avoidance control. The camera apparatus further includes an adjustment structure for completing adjustment of an inclination angle in a vertical direction of an optical axis of the lens with respect to the windshield by the time when the camera case is completely fixed to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Wato, Toshihisa Nakano, Takeshi Kazama
  • Patent number: 10076048
    Abstract: An external accessory that can be attached to and detached from an electronic apparatus equipped with a power source unit includes: a first power receiving unit that receives power from the power source unit of the electronic apparatus; a second power receiving unit that receives power from the power source unit of the electronic apparatus; a decision-making unit that makes a decision as to whether or not the first power receiving unit is receiving power; a function execution unit that executes a predetermined function by using power received at one of the first power receiving unit and the second power receiving unit; and a control unit that engages the function execution unit in operation continuously when an affirmative decision is made by the decision-making unit, and engages the function execution unit in operation intermittently when a negative decision is made by the decision-making unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riichi Higaki, Koichiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10057951
    Abstract: A method for controlling a portable lighting device. The device has a switched-mode power supply, a light source, a high frequency switch, a controller controlling the operation of the light source and a user interface for inputting commands to the controller. A DC power source has a negative pole that is connected by only one single electric contact with the lighting device tail. The method for controlling a portable lighting device includes connecting a DC power source, an inductor, a light source, a high frequency switch and a resistor in series, measuring a voltage across the resistor, and controlling the high frequency switch dependent on the voltage measured across the resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Mag. Instrument, Inc.
    Inventor: Stacey West
  • Patent number: 10001696
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a pan housing that is supported so as to be pan-rotatable about a pan-axis, a supporting arm of which a base end is supported by one end of the pan housing so as to be rotatable about a first tilt-axis which is spaced away from and perpendicular to the pan-axis, and a tilt housing which accommodates a camera, and of which one end side opposing the supporting arm is supported by a tip of the supporting arm so as to be rotatable about a second tilt-axis which extends in the same direction as the first tilt-axis extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jyouji Wada, Yoshihito Urashima, Shinichiro Okamura, Akihiro Iizuka, Kouji Abe, Hideaki Yamada, Takashi Saitou, Hirofumi Sugi
  • Patent number: 9955051
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems are disclosed. The modular digital camera system can include a brain module configured to be releasably coupled to one or more of a port extender module, power module, display module, and handle module. The brain module and other accessory modules can be structured according to some embodiments to increase an ease of coupling and decoupling the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land
  • Patent number: 9910341
    Abstract: In certain aspects, receiving at least one motivating event at least partially at a processing shared image device. At least one designated attribute is transmitted at least partially from the processing shared image device, wherein the at least one designated attribute can be effected at least partially in response to the receiving the at least one motivating event at least partially at the processing shared image device. An obtained shared image is obtained at the processing shared image device that is obtained in accordance with the at least one motivating event, and is obtained at least partially in response to the transmitting the at least one designated attribute. The obtained shared image is processed to derive an at least one processed shared image at least partially at the processing shared image device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9900507
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes an interval shooting processing unit and an operation management control unit. It controls interval shooting to repeatedly execute photography processing that is set at a photographing interval that is set. The operation management control unit causes the contents of the power savings processing operation to change depending on the time required in photography processing, or the time required in recovery to a photography capable state. The image capture apparatus can thereby perform proper power savings control irrespective of the photography method of interval shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9813665
    Abstract: A camera unit includes: an image sensor; a circuit board in which a signal processor circuit to process an output signal of the image sensor is formed; a cable including at least a signal conductor element and a ground conductor element and connected at one end to the circuit board; a metal housing component to accommodate the image sensor and the circuit board therein; and a metal component disposed at the end of the cable and connected to the ground conductor element. The ground conductor element is connected to both a ground terminal of the circuit board and the metal housing component in a vicinity of the end of the cable where the cable is connected to the circuit board. The ground conductor element is connected to the metal housing component through the metal component in the vicinity of the end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maekawa, Norihiko Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9772680
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a communication unit, a process unit, a transmission control unit, an obtaining unit and a process control unit. The communication unit is connected to an external device via a predetermined communication line so as to establish communication with the external device. The process unit successively processes images picked up by an image pickup unit. The transmission control unit makes the communication unit send the images to the external device via the communication line. The obtaining unit obtains communication quality information on quality of the communication with the external device. The process control unit controls at least one of (i) an action content of the image pickup unit and (ii) a process content of the process unit on the basis of the communication quality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kato, Toshiya Kiso, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9774792
    Abstract: A method for providing video data streams is disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes generating video image data by a digitally adjustable video camera arrangement and preparing the video image data by a reconfigurable logic cell arrangement, wherein during camera operation, settings of the video camera arrangement are changed, adapted reconfiguration data for the reconfigurable logic cell arrangement are calculated in view of the amended settings and provided to the logic cell arrangement, and wherein the logic cell arrangement is configured with the reconfiguration data at runtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MOBOTIX AG
    Inventor: Ralf Hinkel
  • Patent number: 9746141
    Abstract: An arrangement (1) for generating white light (5), having at least two light-emitting diodes, wherein the first diode (2) is designed to generate blue light, wherein a conversion element (4) is associated with the first diode, wherein the conversion element is designed to convert a part of the blue light from the first diode into green light, and wherein the conversion element is designed to convert a part of the blue light from the first diode into red light, wherein the second diode (3) is provided to emit red light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Butendeich, Matthias Sabathil
  • Patent number: 9749564
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes an image pickup section provided with an image sensor and configured to obtain an examination image; a cable that transmits the examination image; and a processor that receives the examination image, performs image processing, and displays the processed image. The processor includes: a cable driver that applies a voltage higher than an input voltage standard of the image pickup section so as to compensate for attenuation of a high-frequency signal caused by the cable and outputs a clock signal for driving the image pickup section; a peaking circuit that performs waveform correction of the clock signal; and a DC level limiting circuit configured to limit, when a clock signal inputted from the first peaking circuit is switched to a DC voltage, an amplitude level of the DC voltage so as not to exceed a level of the input voltage standard of the image pickup section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Sone
  • Patent number: 9717991
    Abstract: Technologies and implementations for managing an experience during play of an interactive electronic game are generally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Daqi Li, Jun Fang
  • Patent number: 9710414
    Abstract: One embodiment of this invention is an interchangeable sensing apparatus (ISA) comprising a common base unit (CBU), to which a sensor head from a class of sensor heads can be attached using a common or standard interface to produce a sensing apparatus suited for an application, whereas the CBU receives signals from the sensor head and transmits the signals, either through a wired or wireless connection, preferably wireless, to one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Ping Liang
  • Patent number: 9712728
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems, such as modular digital still and motion cameras are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9654663
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal device that can prevent print data from being erased due to a battery exhaustion. This mobile terminal device have a battery as a power source, constructs print data (PD) from print target data stored in a volatile storage part to transmit to an image forming apparatus (IFA), and causes the IFA to execute printing of the PD. The mobile terminal device includes a non-volatile storage part, a battery residual amount detection part configured to detect a residual amount of the battery, and a print allowance/disallowance determination part configured to store, pursuant to a determination thereof, the PD in the non-volatile storage prior to a transmission of the print data based on the residual amount of the battery detected by the battery residual amount detection part, that no power required for transmitting the PD is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Izumi
  • Patent number: 9628679
    Abstract: Modular digital motion camera systems are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system. The modules may be disassembled and reconstructed to convert the physical form of the camera, such as between ENG configurations, DSLR configurations and studio configurations. Universal lens mount modules are provided, to enable use of lens systems from a variety of commercial manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9596396
    Abstract: A camera and a control method thereof are provided. The camera includes a lens, one or more operation units, an image sensor, a thermal sensor, and a control unit. The image sensor is for receiving an image captured by the lens. The thermal sensor is for sensing and outputting the temperature inside the camera. An operation unit performs corresponding action according to an operation power. The control unit is configured to control the magnitude of the operation power of the operation unit(s) so that a monitoring power of the camera is close to but not greater than a default power threshold, and that the sensing temperature is less than or equal to a first default temperature threshold. Wherein, the monitoring power is the sum of the operation power of the operation unit(s). The sensed temperature corresponds to the operation power of the one or more operation units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventor: Chia-Chi Yao
  • Patent number: 9584712
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an image processing apparatus includes: a receiving unit that receives a transfer request, which contains an identifier for identification of an image object, a size of image data obtained by resizing the image object, a transfer starting point of the image data, and a transfer end point of the image data, from an information processing apparatus, a generating unit that generates the image data from the image object based on the transfer request, and a transfer unit that transfers the image data from the transfer starting point to the transfer end point to the information processing apparatus based on the transfer request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Terashita
  • Patent number: 9571712
    Abstract: A modularized lighting device includes a multifunctional module. The multifunctional module includes a module base a top of which is combined with a substrate to house a sensor and a camera lens in a receiving space of the module base. The module base is provided, on the bottom thereof, with a light emission element included light board that is coupled to the module base. Through a plurality of mounting holes, the module base can be mounted in an interior space of a housing of a variety of lighting fixtures/devices to allow a user to selectively use a single function or multiple functions for easy replacement of components of for example the sensor and the camera lens. Thus, the present invention makes use of the multifunctional module to be applicable to various types of lighting devices to achieve the purposes of enhancing convenience and modularized function selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Kaipo Chen
  • Patent number: 9554002
    Abstract: Provided is a portable terminal capable of efficiently storing untransmitted print object data as print data in a non-volatile storage unit, and restarting printing by the print object data. Included are a storage unit, a remaining battery capacity detection unit, a print data construction unit that constructs the print data in each [print unit size] from a data start position of the print object data and transmits the print data to an image forming device, and a data storage processing unit that performs a data storage process in which the print object data is stored in the storage unit in each [storage unit size] toward the data start position from a data end position of the print object data when a remaining battery capacity is smaller than or equal to a preset reference value during transmission of the print data by the print data construction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9541982
    Abstract: The present inventors have recognized that proper utilization of reconfigurable event driven hardware may achieve optimum power conservation in energy constrained environments including a low power general purpose primary processor and one or more electronic sensors. Aspects of neurobiology and neuroscience, for example, may be utilized to provide such reconfigurable event driven hardware, thereby achieving energy-efficient continuous sensing and signature reporting in conjunction with the one or more electronic sensors while the primary processor enters a low power consumption mode. Such hardware is event driven and operates with extremely low energy requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mikko H. Lipasti, Atif G. Hashmi, Andrew Nere, Giulio Tononi
  • Patent number: 9507400
    Abstract: A portable information handling system manages battery charge to maintain a minimum level that supports boot by disconnecting the battery from a battery discharge path so that battery charge is lost substantially only to self-discharge. The battery automatically reconnects to the battery discharge path if external power becomes available to charge the battery. The minimum battery charge level provides adequate power in combination with the external power to support boot of the portable information handling system to an operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, Richard C. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9479744
    Abstract: An image signal processor receives a Bayer image signal from an image sensor and converts the Bayer image signal into a normal image signal. The image signal processor includes a memory configured to store a table including reference brightness values and variation values according to the reference brightness values; a shot noise cancelation unit configured to calculate a reference brightness value of the Bayer image signal, select a variation value in the table of the memory according to the calculated reference brightness value, and perform shot noise cancelling on the Bayer image signal based on the selected variation value to generate a modified Bayer image signal; and an interpolation unit configured to generate the normal image signal by performing interpolation based on the modified Bayer image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Seong Jang, Jongseong Choi, Juhyun Cho
  • Patent number: 9426367
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus generates authentication data including information representing a time when authentication processing for identifying whether or not a battery in use is a genuine product is performed, and information representing a result of the authentication processing. Then, the electronic apparatus generates an image file that includes the authentication data based on image data obtained by shooting, and records the generated image file in at least one of a recording medium that is removable from the electronic apparatus and an external device with which the electronic apparatus is communicable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentaro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9407845
    Abstract: Approaches provide for a computing device that includes, for example, a camera assembly, a lens assembly. The camera assembly can include an image sensor that includes, for example, a first region having camera pixels and a second region having photovoltaic cells. The camera pixels can be configured to capture light from the lens assembly for use in generating image data and the photovoltaic cells can be configured to capture light from the lens assembly for use in generating energy. The lens assembly can include a lens and a plurality of lens elements, where each lens element can be configured to direct a portion of light to a portion of the second region that includes the photovoltaic cells and the lens can be configured to direct a portion of the light to the first region that includes the camera pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mashhour Solh
  • Patent number: 9389690
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first output from a first sensor of an electronic device and receiving a second output from a second sensor of the electronic device. The first sensor has a first sensor type and the second sensor has a second sensor type that is different from the first sensor type. The method also includes detecting a gesture based on the first output and the second output according to a complementary voting scheme that is at least partially based on gesture complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ren Li, Ian Clarkson, Samir K. Gupta, Darrell L. Krulce
  • Patent number: 9353939
    Abstract: A light for use in a light fixture includes a light source adapted to produce light in an area including the light and a connector configured for connection to the fixture. The light further includes a communication apparatus configured to generate one or more signals indicative of a presence of a person in the area, and a controller that is operative to control the light source in a normal mode in response to the one or more signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Ilumisys, Inc
    Inventors: David L. Simon, John Ivey
  • Patent number: 9338351
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a power operation switch, a shooting operation switch, an imaging module, a memory, and a control unit. The shooting operation switch is in any one of a plurality of states including a first state and a second state. After the imaging device is activated, a shooting instruction operation is not received in the first state, and is received in the second state. The memory stores first shooting mode information and second shooting mode information. The control unit activates the imaging device in the first shooting mode when the shooting operation switch is in the first state during a power source transitions from the OFF state to the ON state. The control unit activates the imaging device in the second shooting mode when the shooting operation switch is in the second state and the power source transitions from the OFF state to the ON state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke Ishii, Saori Matsumoto, Arata Shinozaki, Kiiko Takamatsu, Yoshitaka Sato
  • Patent number: 9232135
    Abstract: A temperature control system of a mobile device is provided. The system includes a memory for storing a set temperature value and a release temperature value, a temperature sensor for sensing an internal temperature of the mobile device; at least one module that emits heat, and a controller. The controller compares the output of the temperature sensor with the set temperature value in a normal mode in order to determine whether the mobile device is overheated, and controls, if the mobile device is overheated, the at least one module to operate in a heat generation suppressing mode, compares the output of the temperature sensor with the release temperature value in the heat generation suppressing mode in order to determine whether to release the heat generation suppressing mode, and executes the normal mode if the heat generation suppressing mode is released according to the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minsu Kim, Kuntak Kim, Kiyeon Park, Chuleun Yun, Jubeam Lee, Seyoung Jang, Hyojae Cho, Bongsu Chun, Younghee Ha
  • Patent number: 9215372
    Abstract: An imaging device of the present invention operates with supply of power from a main power supply, and comprises an imaging section having an image sensor for forming a subject image and outputting image data, a variable voltage conversion section, supplied with power from the main power supply, for converting to a designated voltage based on control signals, and outputting the designated voltage, a constant voltage section that receives output of the variable voltage conversion section and supplies a constant voltage signal to the image sensor, a noise level prediction section for predicting and outputting a noise level of image data of the image sensor, and a control section for calculating a voltage value input to the constant voltage section in accordance with output from the noise level prediction section, and designating an output voltage to the variable voltage conversion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9197811
    Abstract: A recording operation control device for a camera, which can perform time-lapse photography at a predetermined time interval, comprises an external memory control unit and an image data writing unit. The external memory control unit opens or closes a file defined in the external memory, which is detachably attached to the camera body, when image data is recorded in the external memory. The image data writing unit can write image data to an internal memory and the external memory. The external memory control unit maintains the open state of the file, and the image data writing unit records image data in the external memory without storing it in the internal memory, when the time interval is shorter than the processing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihide Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9153962
    Abstract: A motor control device includes a DC motor, a power source configured to supply power to each of the DC motor and a load unit, and a controller configured to control power supply to the DC motor and the load unit. When reducing the power to be supplied to the DC motor, the controller increases the power to be supplied to the load unit during a predetermined period of time including a timing at which the power to be supplied to the DC motor is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Ohtani
  • Patent number: 9146489
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, a method of controlling it and a storage medium are described. The apparatus detects an error, reproduces moving images corresponding to operations of an operation procedure for cancelling the error, and detects user operations. When the apparatus detects an operation during reproduction of a corresponding moving image, and the operation is not a last operation, the apparatus reproduces a next operation moving image. When the operation is not detected during reproduction of the corresponding moving image, the apparatus ends reproduction of the moving image. In a case that the operation is detected during reproduction of the corresponding moving image, and the operation is the last operation, the apparatus executes error recovery processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9143662
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a housing for an imaging device, and more particularly to a frame fastening structure, and provides a frame fastening structure with a thinner fastening portion. This frame fastening structure comprises a first frame, a second frame that is screwed to the first frame, bosses that are provided on either the first frame side or the second frame side, and holes provided on the other side into which the bosses are fitted. The center positions are offset when the bosses and holes are mated, which imparts a force in the direction of pulling the first frame and second frame together, and the layout is such that the fastening direction of the second frame is substantially perpendicular to the screw fastening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouji Tachiki
  • Patent number: 9131154
    Abstract: When a key for directly transferring from the screen of a “video mode” of tape reproduction to the screen of memory stick reproduction is separately arranged, the ratio of an occupation area of the key on the screen is increased. Therefore, a setting operation is performed such that a stop key (11a) is displayed when the “video mode” is set and no memory stick is mounted as shown in FIG. 1A, and when the tape is being reproduced as shown in FIG. 1C. In contrast to this, the setting operation is also performed such that a switching key (11f) for transferring to the reproducing screen of the memory stick of FIG. 1D is displayed when the “video mode” is set and no tape is being reproduced and the memory stick is mounted as shown in FIG. 1B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Tanaka, Masako Muro, Ryo Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 9124111
    Abstract: A camera includes: a battery unit on which a battery is mounted, that can be detachably loaded into the camera and supplies power to the camera; and a function unit that executes camera functions, wherein: as a function of the camera is executed, the function unit transmits information related to the executed function to the battery pack; and the battery unit has a storage unit in which the information related to the camera function is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Hidehiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9113312
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and control method to share content with a device and control the device are provide. The mobile terminal includes a communication unit to communicate with a host and the device; a search unit to receive content information and device information; an input unit to receive a content selection signal and a device selection signal; and a control unit to control the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal receives content information from a host and selects content to be outputted to a device selected from device information from the host. The mobile terminal controls the selected device using control commands transmitted to the selected device based on a control mode. If the control mode is not stored in the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal may receive the control mode from the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Pantech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Young Lee, Tae Yong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150146018
    Abstract: Wireless camera tags, inventory management systems with wireless camera tags, and methods for making and methods for using wireless camera tags are disclosed. A wireless camera tag is disclosed for a camera system with a mounting rail having one or more electrical conductors connected to a power source. The camera tag includes an outer housing for mounting to the mounting rail proximate the electrical conductors. A digital camera for generating image data signals is attached to the outer housing. An inductor coil is attached to the outer housing and electrically connected to the digital camera. The inductor coil inductively couples power from the electrical conductors of the mounting rail and transmits the power to the digital camera. The inductor coil may comprise an air core coil. The camera tag may further include a rectifier circuit, and a capacitor connected in parallel to the inductor coil to form a resonant circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Tagnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Kayser, Jon M. Hager
  • Patent number: 9041845
    Abstract: Disclosed is an imaging device that has a base and a plurality of image capture devices. The base includes a bottom portion and an elongate stem portion that is pivotally attached at one of its ends to the bottom portion. An arm is pivotally attached to the stem portion. The arm has an elongate flap pivotally attached to the arm's mid-portion. A plurality of image capture devices are embedded in at least one of the bottom portion, the stem portion, the arm and the flap. An additional embodiment of the image capturing system includes a housing, a light capture mechanism and an image display mechanism The housing, includes a base and a linkage having a plurality of elongate sections. The light capture mechanism simultaneously captures first and second images and is contained within at least one of the elongate sections. First and second lenses make up the light capturing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ji Shen
  • Patent number: 9030601
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus in which a pixel area including arrangement of a plurality of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion portion and a common output portion for sequentially amplifying and outputting signals from the plurality of pixels included in the pixel area are formed on a single semiconductor substrate, comprises a power supply unit for effecting power supply control of the common output portion independently of control on power supply to the pixel area, and a control circuit for effecting control to supply no power to the common output portion in a predetermined period after starting photo charge accumulation in the photoelectric conversion portion and supply the power to the common output portion before the end of a photo charge accumulation period in the photoelectric conversion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoichi Sato