Support Or Housing Patents (Class 348/373)
  • Patent number: 10793073
    Abstract: A modular camera structure to be mounted on the rear-view mirror frame on either lateral side of a large vehicle to eliminate rear-view blind spots includes an annular base, a cover, and a fastening member. The annular base has an annular projection on which an image-recording device is placed, and a curved groove on the opposite side. The cover has a lower opening coupled with the annular projection such that the image-recording device is secured in the cover and has its lens exposed through an upper opening of the cover. A recessed portion of the fastening member and the curved groove of the annular base can engage with two opposite sides of the rear-view mirror frame respectively, before locking members lock two ends of the fastening member to the annular base to secure the annular base and the fastening member tightly to the rear-view mirror frame in a clamping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AUTOEQUIPS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: I-Jen Lai, Yi-Che Huang
  • Patent number: 10788859
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display device. The display device includes a display panel; a printed circuit board, which is disposed on a back side of the display panel; a sensor, which is disposed on a side of the printed circuit board close to the display panel; a receiving portion, which is disposed at a position of the display panel corresponding to the sensor, the sensor is embedded into the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Feng, Sha Liu, Yun Qiu, Zhaokun Yang, Xiao Sun, Qiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10788860
    Abstract: A display screen component and a foldable device having same are provided. The display screen component includes a display screen including a first display portion having a rear wall and a second display portion, the first display portion being connected with the second display portion and configured to be foldable with respect to the second display portion; and a camera coupled to the rear wall. The camera is configured to be moved as the first display portion is folded and unfolded with respect to the second display portion, so as to capture images of different regions when the first display portion is folded or unfolded with respect to the second display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Bai
  • Patent number: 10771661
    Abstract: An embodiment of a camera module may comprise: a lens part; a front body receiving the lens part; a rear body coupled to the front body; a substrate part received inside the rear body and comprising a plurality of printed circuit boards; a cable electrically connected to the substrate part; a connector part connecting the cable with the substrate part; and a first shielding part, made of a conductive material and disposed at a rear side of the connector part, for shielding electromagnetic noise generated from the substrate part or the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Tae Park, Beom Suk Yu
  • Patent number: 10761411
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including a main unit, a grip, and an arm. The main unit includes an imaging device and imaging lens. The grip is configured to be gripped by a user. The arm includes a first attaching portion and a second attaching portion. The grip is attached to the first attaching portion, and the second attaching portion is attached to the main unit of the imaging apparatus. A position of the grip is adjustable, with respect to the main unit, about the second attaching portion. Further, an orientation of the grip is adjustable, with respect to the main unit, about the first attaching portion of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Yoneda, Tatsuya Nishiyama, Kenji Himeno, Jun Ishida, Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10757310
    Abstract: A miniature image pickup module and a manufacturing method are provided. The manufacturing method includes the following steps. In a step (a), a substrate with two vertical conductor lines is provided. In a step (b), a photosensitive element is provided. The photosensitive element is fixed on the substrate. The two vertical conductor lines are penetrated through two openings of the photosensitive element. Moreover, first ends of the vertical conductor lines are located away from the substrate and partially exposed to a top surface of the photosensitive element. In a step (c), the first ends of the vertical conductor lines are electrically connected with the corresponding bonding pads. In a step (d), a lens module is fixed on the substrate to cover a top side of the photosensitive element, so that the miniature image pickup module is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Chang, Sheng-Hsiang Chiu, Yi-Hou Chen
  • Patent number: 10754373
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display (LCD) device includes: an array substrate on which a sub-pixel is disposed; a color filter substrate on which a color filter corresponding to the sub-pixel is disposed; and a liquid-crystal layer between the array substrate and the color filter substrate. The array substrate comprises a lens hole, the color filter substrate comprises a lens hole guide, and a diameter of the lens hole is smaller than an inner diameter of the lens hole guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinwook Kwak, Julk Hong, Jangcheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10745149
    Abstract: A gimbal for carrying a load includes a first frame configured to be coupled with the load. The gimbal also includes a second frame rotatably coupled with the first frame. At least one of the first frame or the second frame includes a connecting segment and a movable segment movably coupled with the connecting segment, the movable segment being movable relative to the connecting segment to cause the at least one of the first frame or the second frame to extend or retract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rongjian Sun, Xifeng Zhao, Xin Yan, Tianhang Ma
  • Patent number: 10712537
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens includes: first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth lens element, an optical axis region of an image-side surface of the first lens element is concave, an optical axis region of an object-side surface of the second lens element is convex, an optical axis region of an object-side surface of the third lens element is convex, an periphery axis region of an object-side surface of the third lens element is concave, an optical axis region of an object-side surface of the fourth lens element is convex, an optical axis region of an object-side surface of the sixth lens element is concave. The lens elements having refracting power included by the optical imaging lens are only the six lens elements described above. In addition, the optical imaging lens satisfies the relationship: ?2+?3?60, and (G12+T2+T3+G34)/G23?4.300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia-Sin Jhang, Maozong Lin, Huifeng Pan
  • Patent number: 10708402
    Abstract: A mobile device has at least one grip handle disposed on the back surface of the mobile device. The grip handle comprises at least one grip surface that enables a user to grasp the mobile device and use it with one hand of the user. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Lowrance Smith
  • Patent number: 10708475
    Abstract: A camera module is provided, including a bottom, an electromagnetic driving assembly, and a lens assembly. The bottom includes a metal member, a first insulation layer formed on the metal member, and a first conductive layer formed on the first insulation layer. The first conductive layer is electrically connected to the electromagnetic driving assembly. The electromagnetic driving assembly can drive the lens assembly to move relative to the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan
  • Patent number: 10694083
    Abstract: An expansion module includes an expansion accessory and expansion fastening structures that removably couple the expansion module to retention features of a housing of an image capture device when an access door of the image capture device is in a removed position. The expansion module also includes an expansion communication interface that couples an imaging communication interface of the image capture device when the access door of the image capture device is in the removed position. The retention features include hinge structures and cavities defined in the housing of the image capture device. The expansion fastening structures comprise hinge structures and latch structures that engage the retention features of the housing of the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Todd, Scott Alberstein
  • Patent number: 10692916
    Abstract: An image-capturing unit includes; an image-capturing chip; a power supply circuit unit that outputs electrical power to be fed to the image-capturing chip; a power supply line that feeds electrical power from the power supply circuit unit to the image-capturing chip; a disconnecting unit that is provided to the power supply line and is electrically disconnecting the power supply circuit unit and the image-capturing chip when a leakage current of the image-capturing chip is measured; and an implementation substrate on which the power supply circuit unit, the image-capturing chip, the power supply line and the disconnecting unit are implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Arima, Ryoichi Suganuma, Ryuuzou Motoori
  • Patent number: 10685427
    Abstract: An electronic device including a bendable base, a plurality of camera modules, a sensing module and a processing module is provided. The camera modules are mounted on the base, and may capture a plurality of images corresponding to different fields of view. The sensing module is coupled to the base for detecting a physical bending information of the base. The processing module is coupled to the camera module and the sensing module for estimating a bending angle of the base according to the physical bending information, obtaining an overlapping information of the images according to the bending angle, and stitching the images according to the overlapping information to create a stitched image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chen-Ju Cheng, Sergio Cantero Clares
  • Patent number: 10674049
    Abstract: An image capture assembly includes a heat-conducting housing, a camera component in the heat-conducting housing, a circuit board adapter, and a heat-conducting sheet. The circuit board adapter is in the heat-conducting housing and electrically coupled to the camera component. The heat-conducting sheet is attached to the camera component and arranged between the camera component and the heat-conducting housing to conduct heat generated by the camera component to the heat-conducting housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Hao Liu, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 10670828
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system with thin mounting components includes an optical imaging lens set providing at least two lenses with refractive power, an image plane, a first lens positioning element and a second lens positioning element. In certain conditions, the optical image capturing system with thin mounting components utilizes the member with a small thickness to design the positioning of the lenses, further effectively elevating the amount of light admitted into the optical image capturing system with thin mounting components and increasing the field of view thereof. The optical image capturing system with thin mounting components has an adequate illuminance and elevates the image quality in order to be applied to the small electronic products or the electronic products with slim border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Yao-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10666844
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a 3D panoramic camera with a built-in stabilizer, and relates to a panoramic camera. At present, a VR panoramic camera has the disadvantages of great difficulty in later-stage quilting, huge volume and unstable image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HANGZHOU ZAIXIAN TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
    Inventors: Yongjin Qi, Jialin Wang, Shubo Qi
  • Patent number: 10648691
    Abstract: An actuator in a HVAC system includes a housing having an interior-facing surface and an exterior-facing surface. The actuator includes magnetic field sensor(s) located within the housing and arranged adjacent to the interior-facing surface. The actuator includes a user input device retaining magnet(s) that are movable into multiple different positions along the exterior-facing surface of the housing. An actuator controller includes a magnet locator that determines a location of the magnet(s) with respect to the magnetic field sensor(s) based on data generated by the magnetic field sensor(s). The actuator controller also includes a settings generator that generates settings for the actuator based on the location of the magnet(s) determined via the magnet locator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Russell T. Jenks
  • Patent number: 10636333
    Abstract: A method for controlling a curvature of a display device as a control method of the curvature of the display device including a flexible display panel, a curvature change member, a controller, and a photo sensor includes: measuring an amount of a light incident to the flexible display panel by using a photo sensor; confirming a position of a part where the amount of the measured light is more than a predetermined reference value in the flexible display panel when the amount of the measured light is more than the reference value; and changing the curvature around the part where the amount of the measured light is more than the reference value in the flexible display panel by using the curvature change member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD., UNIST(USAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Gyouhyung Kyung, Ja Eun Lee, Mu Gyeom Kim, Seung Bae Lee, Byeong Hwa Choi, Sungryul Park, Songil Lee, Jihhyeon Yi, Donghee Choi, Kyung Hyun Nam
  • Patent number: 10625877
    Abstract: A gimbal includes a rotatable frame assembly and a quick release structure configured to detachably mount a camera to the frame assembly. The frame assembly includes a connector configured to form an electrical connection between the gimbal and the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xifeng Zhao, Rongjian Sun
  • Patent number: 10599190
    Abstract: Provided is an image display device which includes an image pickup camera and makes it possible to prevent an image pickup window part from reducing a display area. The image display device which includes the image pickup camera is configured such that: the image pickup window part for the image pickup camera is disposed in an image display region; and a diameter ?p of the image pickup window part is set so as to satisfy a specific condition which is based on an angle of view ? of the image pickup camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jin Nakamura, Masayuki Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 10585261
    Abstract: An optical driving mechanism is provided, configured to force an optical element, including a base, a movable portion, and a driving portion. The movable portion is disposed and connected to the base. The movable portion includes a holder configured to sustain the optical element, a magnetic element, and a fixing member. The magnetic element and the fixing member are affixed to the holder, wherein the fixing member has a permeable material. The driving portion is configured to force the movable portion to move relative to the base, wherein the driving portion includes a piezoelectric element and a support member connecting thereto. The piezoelectric element and the support member are disposed on the base and connected to the movable portion. The fixing member makes contact with the support member via a magnetic attraction force between the magnetic element and the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Ichitai Moto, Chih-Wei Weng, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Patent number: 10587133
    Abstract: A mounting system according to one embodiment includes: a battery container having a charging terminal and configured to store a secondary battery; an electronic device having a power-supply terminal and configured to attach the battery container detachably; a mounting device having an external power-supply terminal to supply external power and configured to mount the battery container or the electronic device; and a joint mechanism configured to join the electronic device and the mounting device when the battery container is not attached to the electronic device. The joint mechanism does not join the electronic device and the mounting device when the battery container is attached to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Miwako Saihara
  • Patent number: 10536616
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus including a camera unit, a tilt support member supporting the camera unit, a pan support member supporting the tilt support member, a pan rotation shaft, a base member disposed on an opposite side of the camera unit with respect to the pan support member in a pan rotation shaft direction, a substrate supported by the pan support member, and a ring-shaped ultrasonic motor including a vibrator connected to the substrate, and a sliding member contacting the vibrator, the ultrasonic motor rotatably driving the pan support member in the pan direction. The vibrator is supported by the pan support member and moves relative to the sliding member by generating a vibration. The sliding member is supported by the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Fukuzawa
  • Patent number: 10530908
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a mobile terminal, includes a display screen, a border and a rear housing, the display screen and the rear housing being respectively disposed on two sides of the border, a mounting member being disposed between the display screen and the rear housing. The mobile terminal also includes a camera device connected to the mounting member, and the camera device includes a camera unit and a bracket. The bracket includes a frame body and a fixing portion connected to the frame body, the frame body defines a receiving space, and the camera unit is partially accommodated in the receiving space. The fixing portion is provided with a joint portion, and the joint portion is configured to connect the mounting member by hot melting. The fixing portion is set on a side of the frame body facing away from the receiving space, and the camera device is connected to the mounting member by the fixing portion. The disclosure also relates to the camera device and bracket of the above mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 10502921
    Abstract: A light filter device is capable of removable attachment to a portable electronic device. The light filter device transmits modified images of human skin into the mobile telephone displaying the same in a format suitable for analysis relating to skin conditions and diseases. The light filter device includes a first section, a second section being a mirror image of the first section, a protective filter housing affixed to a first section upper surface, a filter selector tab extending outward through a groove which is centrally located along a first side of the protective filter housing, a first filter cover having an aperture aligned with the first filter cover, the filter carrier, and the second filter cover, and a first adjustment knob and a second adjustment knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: T. Simon Wauchop
  • Patent number: 10488631
    Abstract: Actuators for rotating or tilting an optical element, for example an optical path folding element, comprising a voice coil motor (VCM) and a curved ball-guided mechanism operative to create a rotation or tilt movement of the optical element around a rotation axis upon actuation by the VCM. In some embodiments, an actuator includes two, first and second VCMs, and two curved ball-guided mechanisms operative to create rotation or tilt around respective first and second rotation axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Bachar, Itay Jerby, Itay Yedid
  • Patent number: 10473309
    Abstract: A system of scalable modular LED light fixtures is provided herein for accommodating different levels of generated lighting and to accommodate different mountings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MAXLITE, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Xiang, Francisco J. Garza
  • Patent number: 10466443
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens includes first, second, third, and fourth lens elements arranged in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis. Each lens element has an object-side surface and an image-side surface. The first lens element has positive refracting power. The object-side surface of the first lens element has a convex portion in a vicinity of the optical axis and a convex portion in a vicinity of a periphery. The second lens element has negative refracting power. The object-side surface of the third lens element has a concave portion in a vicinity of a periphery. The image-side surface of the fourth lens element has a convex portion in a vicinity of a periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia-Sin Jhang, Yanxuan Yin
  • Patent number: 10465841
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving out a camera module between a locked position and an unlocked position includes a moving assembly, a mounting board, a self-locking switch, and an elastic element. The moving assembly slidably connects with the mounting board. The elastic element can be compressed on retraction to then drive out the moving assembly when released. The camera module when driven out is in an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (CHONGQING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Lin Gan
  • Patent number: 10447938
    Abstract: A camera housing arrangement comprising a camera housing member having a camera housing member extension plane, a camera housing mounting member defining a mounting plane, an abutment, and a pivot joint comprising: a hook portion associated with the camera housing member and a pivot axis portion associated with the camera housing mounting member. The camera housing member is movable by means of articulation about the pivot joint between a first end position in which the camera housing member extension plane is tilted with respect to said mounting plane, and a second end position in which the camera housing member extension plane is aligned with said mounting plane. The abutment is associated with the camera housing member and cooperates with the camera housing mounting member when the camera housing member is in said first end position such that the abutment engages the camera housing mounting member to preventing disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Mats-Åke Ekbladh, Kristina Andersson, Lars Andersson
  • Patent number: 10429722
    Abstract: A dual lens assembly is disclosed herein, including a plurality of lens group units disposed as to face a same direction, a plurality of driving modules provided respectively on first side surfaces of each of the plurality of lens group units to move each of the plurality of lens group units along a direction of a respective optical axis of each of the plurality of lens group units, or move each of the plurality of lens group units along a direction perpendicular to the respective optical axis of each of the plurality of lens group units, and a housing at least partially enclosing at least some of the plurality of lens group units and the plurality of driving modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Jin Rho, Se Won Kim, Hyun Ho Yu
  • Patent number: 10425616
    Abstract: The disclosure provides tele-presence devices for spatial communication in a tele-presence system. In particular, the present technology provides a tele-presence device having a camera system wirelessly, communicatively, and rotationally coupled to a hub. The hub includes an upper housing having an aperture for removably receiving the camera system, and a lower housing rotatable coupled to the upper housing. The hub further includes first and second rotational assemblies, and a controller, for operatively rotating and otherwise repositioning the camera system. The hub frictionally engages the camera system, such that the camera system is selectively detachable from the hub without any manipulation of the hub itself. That is, a user may lift the camera system out of the hub, which advantageously allows the camera system to be portable and easily docked to the hub or other hubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Yeliz Karadayi
  • Patent number: 10415742
    Abstract: A photographic monopod includes an extendable shaft, a bracket for fixing a photographic device at a first end of the extendable shaft, and a grip at a second end of the extendable shaft. The grip is opposite to the first end of the extendable shaft. The photo graphic monopod further includes a shutter control switch for controlling a shutter of the photographic device, and a shaft extension sensor for sensing a degree to which the extendable shaft is extended. The photographic monopod additionally includes a logic circuit for receiving the degree to which the extendable shaft is extended from the shaft extension sensor and disabling a connection between the shutter control switch and the photographic device when the degree to which the extendable shaft is extended exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ashish Kundu, Amit A. Nanavati, Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10412276
    Abstract: The present embodiment may comprise a lens unit; a first housing coupled to the lens unit; a first substrate unit which has an image sensor mounted thereon and is accommodated in the first housing; a second housing which is coupled to the first housing and has flexibility on at least a partial area thereof; and a second substrate unit which is accommodated in the second housing and is electrically connected to the first substrate unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Ryong Park
  • Patent number: 10412274
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes two imaging devices, a substrate holder that holds a circuit substrate on which a component regarding operation of the two imaging devices is disposed, and a heat transfer device that transfers heat generated in the component to the substrate holder. One end of the heat transfer device is brought in contact with the component and other end of the heat transfer device is brought in contact with the substrate holder on a line having an equal distance from each of image pick-up devices of the two imaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10401715
    Abstract: The invention provides a dome cover, a camera device, an injection molding die, and an injection molding method in which generation of a weldline is suppressed and deterioration of an acquired image is suppressed. In one aspect of the invention, a dome cover is a dome cover that covers a camera. The dome cover includes a curved section having a curved shape and a skirt section having a cylinder shape and has a top section at the curved section and an opening end section at the skirt section. The thickness of the dome cover is largest at the top section and smallest at the opening end section, and continuously decreases from the top section toward the opening end section. The inner diameter and the outer diameter of the dome cover continuously increase from the top section toward the opening end section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Seiichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10386612
    Abstract: There is provided an optical imaging system including a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens. The first lens includes a negative refractive power and a concave object-side surface. The second lens includes a concave object-side surface. The fourth lens includes a negative refractive power. The sixth lens includes an inflection point formed on an image-side surface thereof. The first to sixth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side toward an imaging plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Youn Lee
  • Patent number: 10341541
    Abstract: An integrated image sensor and lens assembly may include a lens barrel, a collet, and a lens mount. The lens barrel may be coupled to the collet which is coupled to the lens mount. The lens barrel and the collet may each include a fastening structure reciprocal to each other. Alternatively, the collet and the lens mount may each include a fastening structure reciprocal to each other. The optical distance between the set of lenses and the image sensor may be tuned such that the focal plane of the lenses coincides with the image plane. The fastening structures allow the lens barrel to be adjusted relative to the lens mount in order to shift the focal plane in a direction along the optical axis to compensate for focal shifts occurring during assembly/cure and/or temperature cycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 10338631
    Abstract: A portable digital optical camera-based system and method can be used to test water and coagulant samples in a chamber. The chamber has a substantially square shaped horizontal cross section and a least one see-through wall. The system and method can comprise a light source and a contrast plate that are configured to be manually placed, at least partially, into the water and coagulant samples through an aperture at the top of the chamber. The camera is configured to be located outside the chamber and to view an illuminated region in the chamber though the see-through wall. The system and method further comprise a mixing paddle that can be programmed to operate at different speeds during different time segments. The system and method can measure, store, and display time-series data of floc particle count, floc volume concentration, equivalent average spherical floc particle diameter, and computed average floc particle volume of the water and coagulant samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Clearcorp
    Inventors: Roger M. Jorden, Frank Hage
  • Patent number: 10331260
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern sensors and other components that can be disposed beneath a variable transparency layer of a mobile device. By modifying how much voltage is applied to the variable transparency layer, a component, such as a camera, can be readily hidden when not in use. More specifically, the variable transparency layer may be substantially opaque when the camera is not in use and at least partially transparent when the camera is in use and ready to capture an image. The opacity level of the variable transparency layer can be modified by a voltage source that is electrically coupled to the variable transparency layer. The various levels of opacity could also enable the variable transparency layer to act as an electronic aperture for the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10331016
    Abstract: An image capturing module includes a camera unit, a circuit board device connected to the camera unit, a heat dissipation device, and a casing enclosing the camera unit, the circuit board device, and the heat dissipation device. The circuit board device includes a circuit board unit disposed at a periphery of the camera unit and including a functional module. The heat dissipation device includes a heat sink attached on a surface of the functional module for dissipating heat from the functional module. The casing includes a ventilating window including a first opening portion and a second opening portion connected to the first opening portion. The second opening portion is arranged farther away from the front enclosure than the first opening portion, inclined relative to an optical axis of the camera unit, and oriented towards the front enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yin Tang, Hualiang Qiu, Feihu Yang
  • Patent number: 10325530
    Abstract: A method for controlling a curvature of a display device as a control method of the curvature of the display device including a flexible display panel, a curvature change member, a controller, and a photo sensor includes: measuring an amount of a light incident to the flexible display panel by using a photo sensor; confirming a position of a part where the amount of the measured light is more than a predetermined reference value in the flexible display panel when the amount of the measured light is more than the reference value; and changing the curvature around the part where the amount of the measured light is more than the reference value in the flexible display panel by using the curvature change member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Gyouhyung Kyung, Ja Eun Lee, Mu Gyeom Kim, Seung Bae Lee, Byeong Hwa Choi, Sungryul Park, Songil Lee, Jihhyeon Yi, Donghee Choi, Kyung Hyun Nam
  • Patent number: 10321032
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that prevents hooking of a cable, coming-off of a connector, or the like without lowering insertion and extraction performance of a cable even when external connection terminals are arranged on inclined faces formed on a side surface of an apparatus main body in its width direction while reducing a size of the apparatus main body in the width direction. The inclined faces inclines such that ends of the respective inclined faces on a back side of the apparatus main body are inclined in a direction to come close to the optical axis. The inclined faces are arranged at positions so as not to overlap to each other when viewed from the width direction of the apparatus main body, and are arranged such that a part of the inclined faces overlap to each other when viewed from a direction of the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10317779
    Abstract: The imaging apparatus comprises a retractable structure with active and inactive positions. In the inactive position the lens group resides in proximity to an image sensor, and in the active position the lens group resides at a predetermined distance from the image sensor. The lens group is moved between active and inactive positions by at least one actuator. The imaging apparatus also includes a field flattening lens with a concave shape on the side opposite to the image sensor and facing the moving lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mikko Juhola, Marko Eromäki, Eero Salmelin
  • Patent number: 10321102
    Abstract: A helmet with a sports camera comprises a body and a picture recording module which is detachably mounted on the body. The picture recording module includes an outer shell and a camera disposed in the outer shell. The camera is electrically connected to a control system; the control system is connected to a power module; the control system is further electrically connected to an LED indicator and an operating button; in use, through controlling the operating button, a user can take photos or record a video. Advantages of the helmet with a sports camera are summarized as follows. 1. The helmet and the camera are integrated, which facilitates the photographing of sceneries. 2. LED indicators and operation buttons on the helmet can control the start-up, shooting, or recording of the camera, and the micoUSB data interface can be used for charging, data copying, or connected to a PC camera. 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10308359
    Abstract: A moving device includes an imaging unit, an acquiring unit, a determining unit and an imaging control unit. The acquiring unit is configured to acquire a state at a time when the moving device is released from a user. The determining unit is configured to determine an imaging manner to control the imaging unit after the time of being released, based on the state acquired by the acquiring unit. The imaging control unit is configured to control the imaging unit in the imaging manner determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yamada, Takahiro Mizushina, Hideaki Matsuda, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10306116
    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: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jennard, Sean Lever, Craig Smith, Todd Berk, Brian McEvilly, John Hamming
  • Patent number: 10300890
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for detecting and mitigating unauthorized vehicle license plate removal. An example vehicle includes a detection circuit having an insulator configured to slide along an axis based on a rotation of a screw holding a license plate, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine, based on a position of the insulator, that the screw has been removed while the vehicle is locked, and responsively activate a camera directed toward the license plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lawrence Jackson Van Hoecke, Hamid M. Golgiri, Danielle Rosenblatt, Anthony Melatti
  • Patent number: 10306033
    Abstract: Mobile terminal includes rear housing including includes first surface, second surface sunken toward the first surface to form groove, first side circumference, second side circumference, third side circumference and fourth side circumference; display screen arranged at one side where the first surface is located; mounting seat; photographing module. The seat is rotatablely connected to the housing. Rotation axis of the seat passes through circle center of circumcircle of positive projection of the seat on reference plane. The module is arranged on the seat. The seat can be rotated relative to the housing through first position and second position. At the first position, the module is located in the groove, and first light entering surface of the module is blocked by the screen. At the second position, the module is located out of the groove and the first light entering surface is exposed from one side where the screen is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng