Support Or Housing Patents (Class 348/373)
  • Patent number: 11175551
    Abstract: A pixel array substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of pixel structures, a peripheral trace and a plurality of first patterns. The substrate has an active area and a peripheral area outside the active area. The plurality of pixel structures is disposed in the active area of the substrate. Each of the pixel structures includes a signal line, an active device electrically connected to the signal line and a pixel electrode electrically connected to the active device. The peripheral trace is disposed in the peripheral area of the substrate. A plurality of first patterns is disposed in the peripheral area of the substrate. Each of the first patterns includes a first trunk portion and at least one first branch portion crossed with the first trunk portion. The first trunk portion is electrically connected to the peripheral trace or the signal line of the pixel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Bo-Kai Liao, Lung-Ling Tang, Li-Chih Hsu
  • Patent number: 11151933
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a display panel and an input sensing layer. The input sensing layer includes an input sensor and a plurality of input sensing lines. The display panel includes a base layer, a circuit layer including a plurality of clock signal lines, a first electrode disposed between the clock signal lines and first input sensing lines and having a plurality of second holes defined therein, and a second electrode overlapping at least one of the clock signal lines in a plan view, thereby achieving uniform input sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Jaeneung Kim, Jinbo Shim, Jung-Moo Hong
  • Patent number: 11124130
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes an attaching structure configured to attach at an in-cabin side of a vehicle windshield. The attaching structure includes a camera module receiving portion and a stray light shield. A camera module includes a circuit board, an imager and a lens. The camera module is configured to be disposed at the attaching structure so that the imager views through the vehicle windshield and forward of the vehicle when the camera module is disposed at the attaching structure attached at the in-cabin side of the vehicle windshield. With the attaching structure attached at the in-cabin side of the vehicle windshield, the camera module is inserted into the camera module receiving portion of the attaching structure to attach the camera module at the vehicle windshield with the circuit board of the camera module being vertically oriented when so inserted and attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Brian J. Winden
  • Patent number: 11129278
    Abstract: A camera module is provided. The camera includes a circuit board to which an image sensor disposed is disposed, one or more first conductive portions at one or more regions of the circuit board, one or more elastic connectors, including an elastic member and a metal film surrounding at least part of an outer portion of the elastic member, the elastic connector is disposed on the first conductive region, a lens device including one or more lenses and a driver capable of moving the lens device, a housing which accommodates the lens device, and a second conductive portion in one or more regions of the housing. The housing may be disposed above the elastic connector such that the second conductive portion is electrically coupled to the first conductive portion due to a contact with the elastic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwajoong Jung, Manho Kim, Youngseok Kim, Hyungjin Rho, Chiyoung Park, Taeyun Kim, Yonghwan Choi, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11128784
    Abstract: A camera device comprises a camera unit including an outer shell with a spherical shape and provided with an equatorial groove, a base member provided with a seating, and a cover provided with a pivot defining a tilting axis and an aperture for providing a free line of sight for the camera unit. The camera unit is arranged between the seating and the cover such that the pivot is received by the equatorial groove and such that the cover and the seating of the base member are pressed against the outer shell of the camera unit from opposing sides thereof. The pivot is arranged on a lug adjoining the cover via a lug transition and defined by a slit such that the lug is laterally displaceable in a direction parallel with the tilting axis in response to the pivot being subjected to a force having a component in said direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Ryoko Moriya
  • Patent number: 11125972
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens may include a first, a second, a third and a fourth lens elements positioned in an order from an object side to an image side. Through designing concave and/or convex surfaces of the four lens elements, the optical imaging lens may provide improved imaging quality and optical characteristics, increased field of view and increased aperture while the optical imaging lens may satisfy (G34+T4)/AAG?2.200 and V1+V2+V3+V4?110.000, wherein an air gap between the third lens element and the fourth lens element along the optical axis is represented by G34, a thickness of the fourth lens element along the optical axis is represented by T4, a sum of the three air gaps from the first lens element to the fourth lens element along the optical axis is represented by AAG and Abbe numbers of the first to the fourth lens elements are represented by V1, V2, V3 and V4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Chen, Jia-Sin Jhang, Maozong Lin
  • Patent number: 11115642
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an integrated vision module component. The integrated vision module includes a bracket, a first vision module, and a second vision module. The first vision module and the second vision module are mounted on the bracket. The first vision module includes a first flexible circuit board, and a first image sensor and a second image sensor mounted on the first flexible circuit board. The second vision module includes a second flexible circuit board, and a third image sensor and a fourth image sensor mounted on the second flexible circuit board. The first image sensor and the third image sensor form a first binocular vision sensor. The second image sensor and the fourth image sensor form a second binocular vision sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Lin, Tongyao Huang, Jiangang Feng
  • Patent number: 11113915
    Abstract: The invention provides for a system for processing tendered ballots. A table for a poll worker is provided on which the ballots are sorted and processed. A camera is directed to the work space on the table. The image from the camera is both digitally stored and provided to the poll watchers via a viewing screen. The poll worker then knows that his actions are being monitored and recorded, thereby reducing thoughts of trying to “fix” the vote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Ellery Ogram
  • Patent number: 11112105
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lighting assembly including at least one light-emitting device positioned within a housing is disclosed, wherein the housing is designed to allow an ambient environment to pass into the housing and transfer heat from the at least one light-emitting device. The light-emitting area of the light-emitting device may be sealed from the ambient environment. In some embodiments, the housing may include at least one recess, port, or other opening configured to allow a liquid or gas to promote heat transfer from the light-emitting device. In some embodiments, a vehicle, a marine system, or other systems may include at least one lighting assembly as contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Trent Neil Butcher
  • Patent number: 11095847
    Abstract: A method of processing a video includes capturing a first set of video data at a first definition, transmitting the first set of video data at a second definition lower than the first definition wirelessly to a user terminal, receiving a video edit request wirelessly from the user terminal, and finding video corresponding to edited video data described by the video edit request, thereby forming a second set of video data at a third definition. The video edit request is formed from editing the received first set of video data at the second definition at the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuyue Ai, Gaoping Bai, Weifeng Liu, Taiwen Liang, Yajun Lai
  • Patent number: 11092878
    Abstract: The electronic device can be used with an accessory module that is a second device attached to a device main body that is a first device. The accessory module includes a locking member that is held so as to be able to be turned. The locking member includes a ring-shaped portion that has a plurality of claw portions and an operation portion for performing a turning operation. The device main body 1 includes a plurality of claw portions corresponding to the plurality of claw portions of the locking member. The claw portions and the claw portions engage with each other in a state in which the accessory module is attached to the device main body by the turning operation of the operation portion, and the claw portions and the claw portions are not engaged in a state in which the accessory module can be removed from the device main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Matsuzawa, Hiroki Ota, Koji Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11089196
    Abstract: A camera module for an information handling system, including: a camera having an electronic shutter; a capacitive sensor positioned proximate to the camera, the capacitive sensor configured to detect a change in capacitance at the capacitive sensor; a shutter controller computing module configured to: receive a first signal from the capacitive sensor indicating the change in capacitance at the capacitive sensor; process the first signal from the capacitive sensor, including determining that the first signal indicates to change a state of the electronic shutter; and in response to determining that the first signal indicates to change the state of the electronic shutter, providing, to the camera module, a second signal to adjust an initial state of the electronic shutter of the camera to a secondary state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Hampton, Christian L. Critz, Michael David, Ernesto Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11039117
    Abstract: A dual lens imaging module suitable for an electronic device is provided. The dual lens imaging module includes a first lens, a second lens, and a moving module. The moving module is connected to the second lens and is adapted to move or tilt the second lens, wherein the first lens is a lens having an autofocus function, and a working distance of the dual lens imaging module is adapted to be changed according to a spacing of the first lens and the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Han Chen, Chung-Hsiang Chang, Hong-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 11036041
    Abstract: There is provided a photoelectric composite module according to the present disclosure including: a first connecting member having an outer frame having a tubular shape, and a plurality of contacts provided in an interior of the outer frame; a first printed board on which a photoelectric conversion element configured to convert an electrical signal into an optical signal is mounted, and which is configured to act as a relay between the contacts and the photoelectric conversion element; and a second printed board configured to act as a relay between the contacts and an electrical signal cable. The first printed board and the second printed board are three-dimensionally arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kei Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 11035744
    Abstract: A sensor system for positioning, orienting, and/or aligning a sensor assembly to a target object are provided. In some embodiments, the sensor system can include a sensor assembly and a control and processing module coupled to the sensor assembly. The control and processing module can be configured to process signals generate by the sensor assembly. The sensor system can include a mounting assembly configured to receive the sensor assembly and to position the sensor assembly relative to a surface of a target object. The mounting assembly can include a retaining element configured to translate along a first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Bucher, David Folkner, Dan Tho Lu, Lysle R. Turnbeaugh, Brian F. Howard
  • Patent number: 11032459
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a camera module is provided. The camera module includes a substrate, a first image sensor disposed in a first area on one side of the substrate, a second image sensor disposed in a second area on the one side, a reinforcement member disposed in an area around the first area and the second area so as to support at least a portion of the substrate, a first housing disposed in an area including at least a portion of the first area so as to be stacked on the first image sensor and one part of the reinforcement member while accommodating a first lens part corresponding to the first image sensor, and a second housing disposed in an area including at least a portion of the second area so as to be stacked on the second image sensor and the other part of the reinforcement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwajoong Jung, Manho Kim, Taehyuk Kim, Taeyun Kim, Yonghwan Choi, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11029581
    Abstract: The present invention provides a camera lens, which includes a lens barrel and a lens group accommodated in the lens barrel, wherein the lens group includes a first lens, an inner side wall of the lens barrel is provided with a first magnetic adsorption member, and an outer side wall of the first lens is provided with a second magnetic adsorption member magnetically adsorbed with the first magnetic adsorption member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuchan Gao
  • Patent number: 11019248
    Abstract: Example techniques are disclosed for altering trail camera settings when deployed. For example, settings relating to triggering functionality, time lapse functionality, image resolution, motion sensor sensitivity, flash intensity, and other camera functions can be altered. The settings can be altered based on environmental conditions such as weather and ambient noise. The settings can also be altered based on trail camera conditions such as available battery capacity or image storage capacity. The trail camera settings can also be altered based on images obtained by the trail camera, with or without analyzing content of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph F Hlatky, Steven D Thomas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10986255
    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: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10979655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to infrared imaging, providing a multi-purpose infrared imaging device. The multi-purpose infrared imaging device comprises a housing. An optical lens module is mounted at a front end of the housing. The housing has an opening. A power module for blocking the opening is detachably mounted in the housing. An infrared sensor module, an infrared signal processing module and an infrared digital image processing module are further mounted in the housing, and both of the infrared sensor module and the infrared digital image processing module are electrically connected to the infrared signal processing module and all of the three modules are electrically connected to the power module. The power module, the infrared sensor module, the infrared signal processing module and the infrared digital image processing module are integrated in the housing in the imaging device, such that the imaging device has multiple functions to effectively meet the multifunctional needs of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN GUIDE INFRARED CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xuhui Sun, Lidong Yang, Li Huang, Peng Wang, Zhihong Liu, Chao Huang, Hanlin Zhou, Lingzhi Chen
  • Patent number: 10972642
    Abstract: An imager includes: a fixing member as defined herein; a sealing member as defined herein; a circuit board as defined herein; and a conductive member as defined herein, in a state of being viewed from a direction perpendicular to a light receiving surface of the imaging sensor chip, an outer edge of a region where the conductive member is disposed overlaps the wall portion of the fixing member, and a distance between a position overlapping the outer edge in the wall portion and an end of the wall portion on a side of the concave portion is 20% or more of a width of the wall portion in a direction parallel to the light receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Mayumi
  • Patent number: 10971033
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vision assistive device for use by blind or low vision users. The device includes an imaging unit for viewing objects positioned beneath the device. The device further includes a forwardly facing screen for displaying an enlarged view of the imaged object to the user. The imaging unit is configured to take multiple views of the object, each with a different area of focus. This can be accomplished by digitally changing the imaging sensor's area of focus or by pivoting the sensor via a focus motor. In either event, the resulting images are combined into a single, integrated, focused, and composite image. Combining images with differing areas of focus helps eliminate any blurry regions in the composite image. The device further includes a rearwardly positioned fin that facilitates positioning the device in multiple different orientations. In a first orientation, the device is vertically positioned upon a desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Conard
  • Patent number: 10969659
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a dual camera module comprising: a rigid first substrate having a first image sensor arranged thereon; a rigid second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate and having a second image sensor arranged thereon; a third substrate connected to the first substrate and the second substrate; and a flexible connection unit for connecting the first substrate to the second substrate, wherein the first substrate includes a first side surface, the second substrate includes a second side surface facing the first side surface, and the connection unit connects the first side surface of the first substrate to the second side surface of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Ok Park, Tae Young Kim, Hyun Ah Oh, Youn Baek Jeong
  • Patent number: 10972669
    Abstract: An operation apparatus for operating an optical element movable for changing an optical characteristic of an optical apparatus includes an operation member, a detector configured to detect an operation amount of the operation member, a controller configured to generate an operation command for the optical element based on the operation amount, and a memory configured to store an operation target for the optical element. The controller is configured to cause a display to display the operation command and the operation target in a first region of the display corresponding to a range which the operation command can take, and the operation command and the operation target in a second region of the display corresponding to a partial region in the first region and larger than the partial region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taiki Homma
  • Patent number: 10962349
    Abstract: A device for measuring spatial points includes an ergonomic manual handle for facilitating efficient three-dimensional measurement using data processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Flexijet GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Roller, Urs Reich, Thomas Fischer
  • Patent number: 10962862
    Abstract: A push type camera device in a mobile terminal can be pushed to protrude out of the mobile terminal for photographing or be hidden in the mobile terminal. The push type camera device includes a slide assembly, a fixing bracket, a resilient assembly, and a camera assembly. The fixing bracket is fixed and located in the mobile terminal. The slide assembly is slidably mounted on the fixing bracket. The resilient assembly connects the slide assembly and the fixing bracket, and is configured for fixing or supporting the slide assembly. The camera assembly is arranged on the slide assembly. The camera assembly can be pushed to protrude out of or back into the mobile terminal by sliding the slide assembly relative to the fixing bracket. A mobile terminal having the push type camera device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Yue Wang, Xiao-Yi Qiu, He Zhou, Yong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10965848
    Abstract: A MEMS electrostatic actuator that achieves autofocus and super resolution imaging in cameras is disclosed. The actuator is able to provide multi-degrees of freedom motion (of up to 5-degrees-of-freedom). It consists of a moving and fixed parts. The moving part comprises an inner and outer rotor. The inner rotor contains a load stage and the moving plates of the parallel-plate electrodes and is attached to the outer rotor via a plurality of mechanical springs. The outer rotor holds the inner rotor and contains a plurality of openings or tubes surrounded by walls and are attached to the outer periphery of the actuator via multiple mechanical springs. The present device can be used to achieve super resolution functionality in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Faez Ba-Tis
  • Patent number: 10944892
    Abstract: The invention relates to a housing part 81 for a camera housing 7, in particular for use in the automobile sector, having an outer-side housing shell 912 and an inner-side housing shell 911 and an associated production method. The outer-side housing shell 912 is produced from a synthetic material and the inner-side housing shell 911 is produced from a material that is more capable of conducting heat than the synthetic material of the outer-side housing shell 912. The outer-side housing shell 912 is connected respectively directly to the inner-side housing shell 911 via all the opposite-lying surface regions of the outer-side housing shell 912 and the inner-side housing shell 911.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Benedikt Krammer, Martin Auer, Sebastian Mysyk, Thomas Höfling
  • Patent number: 10928702
    Abstract: A camera module includes a carrier configured to move in an optical axis direction, a frame and a lens holder disposed in the carrier in the optical axis direction and configured to move together with the carrier in the optical axis direction, a first ball member disposed between the carrier and the frame, a second ball member disposed between the frame and the lens holder, and a third ball member disposed between the carrier and the lens holder. The frame and the lens holder are configured to move together in a first axis direction perpendicular to the optical axis direction. The lens holder is configured to move relatively with respect to the frame in a second axis direction perpendicular to the first axis direction, and the third ball member has more contact points with the carrier than the first ball member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po Chul Kim, Jung Seok Lee, Yeun Ho Jung, Jae Hyuk Kim, Sung Ho Kang, Ick Chan Shim, Yoo Chang Kim, Sung Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10931856
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an device body, where an opening is formed on the surface of the device body and a rotating shaft is provided within the device body; and a functional module rotatable around the rotating shaft, where the functional module is configured to be able to rotate into the device body or rotate out from the device body through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Wu, Boyuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10931876
    Abstract: To reduce the weight of the movable body while simplifying the structure. Included are: a first movable body that is movable in a first movement direction with respect to a base body; a second movable body that is positioned on an opposite side of the first movable body from the base body and movable in a second movement direction different from the first movement direction with respect to the first movable body; and a first drive body and a second drive body that each apply driving force to the second movable body, in which the first movable body and the second movable body are integrally moved in the first movement direction with respect to the base body by the driving force of at least one of the first drive body or the second drive body, and the second movable body is moved in the second movement direction with respect to the first movable body by the driving force of at least one of the first drive body or the second drive body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahide Furukawa, Yoshinori Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10928629
    Abstract: The present invention attains a vehicular imaging device in which condensation on a lens can be actively removed using a simple structure. The vehicular imaging device according to the present invention is provided with: lenses; imaging elements on which images are formed by light that has passed through the lenses; a processing circuit substrate which processes the images captured by the imaging element; and a housing in which the processing circuit substrate is held. Heat dissipation structures which each dissipate heat generated by the processing circuit substrate are provided to the housing. The heat dissipation structures each have a heat dissipation surface along the direction toward the corresponding lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Ohsumi, Hidenori Shinohara, Kenichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10924711
    Abstract: An underwater camera assembly for remotely viewing underwater video includes a pole that is gripped by a user thereby facilitating the user to extend the pole into a body of water. A disk is pivotally coupled to the pole such that the disk can be submerged in the body of water. A plurality of cameras is each coupled to the disk to capture underwater images. A display unit is coupled to the pole such that the display unit is visible to the user. The display unit is in electrical communication with each of the cameras. Thus, the display unit displays the imagery captured by the cameras to facilitate the user to see the underwater images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: James Bowers, IV
  • Patent number: 10924674
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for image signal processing. For example, methods may include determining a sequence of orientation estimates based on sensor data from one or more motion sensors; based on the sequence of orientation estimates, invoking a mechanical stabilization system to reject motions of an image sensor occurring within a first operating bandwidth with an upper cutoff frequency; receiving an image from the image sensor; based on the sequence of orientation estimates, invoking an electronic image stabilization module to correct the image for rotations of the image sensor occurring within a second operating bandwidth with a lower cutoff frequency to obtain a stabilized image, wherein the lower cutoff frequency is greater than the upper cutoff frequency; and storing, displaying, or transmitting an output image based on the stabilized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Enke, Stepan Moskovchenko, Benjamin P. Tankersley, Adam Fenn, Nenad Uzunovic
  • Patent number: 10924648
    Abstract: An electronic assembly and an electronic device are provided. The electronic assembly includes a bracket, a depth element configured to acquire depth image information, a first camera configured to acquire first hue image information, a projector and a second camera configured to acquire second hue image information. The depth element, the first camera, the projector and the second camera are arranged on the bracket together, and the second camera is arranged between the depth element and the first camera, and an image acquisition direction of the second camera is opposite to an image acquisition direction of the first camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zanjian Zeng, Feng Xiong
  • Patent number: 10919645
    Abstract: The present application provides a gimbal quick assembly/disassembly apparatus and an unmanned aerial vehicle having the same. The gimbal quick assembly/disassembly apparatus includes a fuselage seat component, a gimbal seat component and a locking component. The fuselage seat component is fixedly mounted on a bearing member, the gimbal seat component is fixedly mounted on a gimbal and the gimbal seat component includes a gimbal seat. The locking component is mounted on the fuselage seat component or on the gimbal seat component and the gimbal seat component and the fuselage seat component are detachably mounted together by using the locking component. The gimbal is detachably mounted on the unmanned aerial vehicle, resolving problems of complex assembled/disassembled operations and low efficiency that are caused when the gimbal is fixedly mounted on the unmanned aerial vehicle and realizing quick assembly/disassembly of the gimbal to/from the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiying Liang, Longxue Qiu
  • Patent number: 10917505
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover sheet having a feature that is configured to interface with a camera of the electronic device. The cover sheet has a contoured blind recess formed along an inner surface. The contoured blind recess is configured to receive at least a portion of a lens of a camera system. A contour of the contoured blind recess corresponds with a contour of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Jones
  • Patent number: 10917507
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a support assembly, a display screen, and a movable base. The support assembly includes a first housing, a second housing, and a bendable member. The first housing defines a first recess. The second housing defines a second recess. The bendable member is connected between the first housing and the second housing and has a capacity of being unbent or bent to unfold or fold the support assembly. The movable base is movably mounted in the first recess. The movable base is able to carry the camera to move out or retract into the first recess with respect to the first circumferential side surface, and the second recess is configured to accommodate a part of the movable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDGONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 10904416
    Abstract: A method of assembling a camera assembly for a vehicular vision system includes providing a first housing portion, providing a printed circuit board (PCB), the PCB including circuitry, providing a mating connector at the PCB, disposing the PCB within the first housing portion, providing a second housing portion including a connector portion configured for connecting to a vehicle wiring, and disposing a coaxial connector at the connector portion of the second housing portion. The coaxial connector includes (i) a core connector element and (ii) a shield connector element that circumscribes the core connector element and that is spaced therefrom. Mating the second housing portion with the first housing portion, and electrically connecting a first end of the coaxial connector to the mating connector disposed at the PCB. The coaxial connector includes a second end for electrically connecting to the vehicle wiring when the camera assembly is installed at the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Sauer, Jens Steigerwald, Nazar F. Bally, Marc Sigle, Achim Newiger
  • Patent number: 10896492
    Abstract: Enhancing edges of objects in a thermal image comprises receiving a thermal image and generating a gradient magnitude image comprising a plurality of pixels having associated gradient magnitude values. The gradient magnitude image is partitioned into subregions and gradient magnitude statistics are calculated for each. Mapping parameters are calculated for each of the subregions that equalize and smooth a dynamic range of the corresponding gradient magnitude statistics across the subregions. The mapping parameters calculated for each of the subregions are applied to pixels in the subregions to generate enhanced gradient magnitude values having equalized luminosity and contrast, and a wireframe image is formed therefrom having enhanced edges of objects. The wireframe image is displayed on a display device, wherein the wireframe image appears as a decluttered line drawing where the enhanced edges have increased luminosity and contrast compared to the thermal image to reduce the cognitive load of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: QWAKE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John Davis Long, II, Omer Haciomeroglu
  • Patent number: 10893177
    Abstract: A camera module in an electronic device which is retracted in the body of the device until deployed includes a drive assembly, a camera assembly, and a first connecting rod. The drive assembly includes a driver and a first member. The first connecting block connects to the driver, the driver can drive the first connecting block toward or away from the driver. The camera assembly comprises a camera bracket and a second connecting block connected to the camera bracket. The first connecting rod connects to the first and second connecting blocks, the first connecting block can drive the first connecting rod to move in a circular motion during the linear movement of the first connecting block, causing the camera bracket to be received in the body or deployed out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Kuo Tsai, Chia-Hsin Chang
  • Patent number: 10877236
    Abstract: Lens barrel includes: a first barrel; and a second barrel that is arranged on an outer circumferential side or on an inner circumferential side of first barrel, second barrel being movable in a first direction relative to first barrel without being rotated relative to the first barrel, wherein: second barrel has a first engaging part that protrudes toward first barrel and a second engaging part that protrudes toward first barrel, the second engaging part being different from first engaging part; the first barrel has a first engaged part with which the first engaging part is engaged so as to be linearly movable and a second engaged part with which the second engaging part is engaged so as to be linearly movable; and one end of the first engaging part and another end of the second engaging part are arranged at different positions in a linear motion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Kamio, Takuji Hamasaki
  • Patent number: 10880419
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus may include a main body defining a chamber, a rotating member received in the chamber and rotatably connected to the main body and a sliding mechanism including a sliding rail and a sliding member matching with the sliding rail. The sliding rail may be arranged on one of the main body and the rotating member, the sliding member may be arranged on the other one of the main body and the rotating member. The sliding member may be capable of sliding in the sliding rail, such that the rotating member rotates out and into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Guan Gong, Xiaoyu Fan
  • Patent number: 10871701
    Abstract: An embodiment comprises: a housing; a bobbin, accommodated inside the housing, for mounting a lens; a first coil arranged on an outer peripheral surface of the bobbin; magnets arranged in the housing; a coil board which comprises second coils arranged below the housing and arranged so as to be spaced from each other and connection parts connected to the second coils; a circuit board, which is arranged below the coil board and comprises first pad parts arranged at locations corresponding to the connection parts; and a conductive adhesive member for bonding the connection part and the first pad part, which correspond to each other, wherein each of the connection parts comprises a groove part depressed from the outer surface of the coil board, and exposing any one corresponding upper surface among the first pad parts, and a bonding part prepared around the groove part, and the conductive adhesive member is arranged on the upper surface of the bonding part and on the upper surface of the first pad part exposed by
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Bong Park, Jun Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10863065
    Abstract: A camera module includes a holder frame, a first lens unit, a second lens unit, a first image-sensing unit and a second image-sensing unit. The holder frame includes a first fixed portion and a second fixed portion. The first lens unit is disposed through the first fixed portion and has a first light incident end and a first light exit end. The second lens unit is disposed through the second fixed portion and has a second light incident end and a second light exit end. The first image-sensing unit is disposed opposite to the first light exit end of the first lens unit. The second image-sensing unit is disposed opposite to the second light exit end of the second lens unit. In addition, a manufacturing method of a camera module is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ISSA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Wei Chiu, Rong-Jhe Chen
  • Patent number: 10863063
    Abstract: A driver assist system for a vehicle. The driver assist system includes a bracket having a mounting face. The mounting face is adapted to be attached to a part of the vehicle. The bracket includes a first locating member extending from the mounting face. A module is received in the bracket to secure the module to the part of the vehicle. The module has a camera lens extending from a first face and a first module locating member extending from the first face. One of the first bracket locating member and the first module locating member is linearly received within one other of the first bracket locating member and the first module locating member when the module is received in the bracket to maintain an orientation of the module relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Blake, III, Michael A. Hart
  • Patent number: 10859784
    Abstract: An optical assembly and a camera module are provided, including a first submodule and a second submodule. The first submodule includes a first lens barrel and a first lens group disposed in the first lens barrel. The second submodule includes a second lens barrel and a second lens group disposed in the second lens barrel. The first lens group and the first lens barrel have a first major engagement mechanism and a first auxiliary engagement mechanism, respectively. The second lens group and the second lens barrel have a second major engagement mechanism and a second auxiliary engagement mechanism, respectively. The first auxiliary engagement mechanism and the second auxiliary engagement mechanism are assembled to form an auxiliary engagement section. The first major engagement mechanism and the second major engagement mechanism are assembled to form a major engagement section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tsung-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 10861212
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides an exemplary technically improved system and method for controlling the body movements and facial expressions of a digital character in real time by using: a body-motion capture system comprising a headset configured to be worn on a head of a user and comprising controllers and sensors that can be used to track at least one head or body motion of the user (including arms and hands); and correspondingly control at least one head or body motion (including arms and hands) of a digital character in real time based, at least in part, on the captured motion data; a mobile computing device configured to track and capture facial expression data relating to at least one facial expression of the user, and use at least that data to correspondingly control at least one facial expression of the digital character in real time; a microphone configured to capture an audio output of the user, and control an audio output of the digital character in real-time based, at least
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Amanda Legge, Chen Shen
  • Patent number: 10852053
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator which includes: a main body having an opening, and including a storage chamber therein; a door configured to open or close the opening; a camera unit disposed in the door, and configured to photograph the storage chamber, wherein the camera unit faces the storage chamber selectively by interworking with opening or closing of the door. With this configuration, it may look in the storage chamber of the refrigerator without opening any door and minimize exposure of the camera unit to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Bum Seo, Keon Pyo Koo, Chun Youp Shin, Woo Yeol Yoo, Jeong Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10813543
    Abstract: An insertion portion of an endoscope includes: an image pickup unit having an observation unit and an image pickup cable; and a distal end frame member having a first hole and a second hole and having a contact surface with which a proximal end portion is brought into contact when the image pickup cable is provided in the second hole. The second hole has a shape in which the image pickup cable is rotatable together with the observation unit in a state where the image pickup cable is provided in the second hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuka Ide