Support Or Housing Patents (Class 348/373)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10296205
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a display and a touch panel disposed on or integrally formed with the display that detects a touch input by a user. The information processing apparatus setting initial coordinates corresponding to a first position of a touch input detected by the touch panel; setting a first region and a second region of the display based on the initial coordinates; and controlling the display to change a scale of a displayed image based on a distance between the initial coordinates and a second position of the touch input continuously detected by the touch panel in one of the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Adachi
  • Patent number: 10298819
    Abstract: A camera apparatus, e.g., a stereoscopic camera apparatus, includes a slideable filter plate inserted into a slot in a dual element mounting plate. The slideable filter plate includes a plurality of selectable pairs of filter mounting positions and changes between pairs of filter mounting positions may be performed without altering camera alignments. Each pair of filter mounting positions includes a right eye filter mounting position and a left eye filter mounting position. Each pair of filter mounting positions in the slideable filter plate includes a pair of filters or no filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NextVR Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10288842
    Abstract: An optical lens comprises in order from an object side to an image-forming side, a first lens group having positive refractive power and a second lens group having negative refractive power. The second lens group comprises a third lens and a fourth lens. The optical lens satisfies at least one of the following conditions: a thickness of the first lens group is less than a first distance between the first lens group and the second lens group, and |?7/D4|?2. The second distance is between a projected position which an effective diameter of an object-side surface of the fourth lens projected on an optical axis and a first intersection point which the object-side surface of the fourth lens and the optical axis is ?7, and a thickness of the fourth lens is D4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Yao Chen, Yu-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 10285573
    Abstract: An electronic endoscope of the invention includes: an insertion portion to be inserted into a subject; a distal end rigid portion including a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, the distal end rigid portion being made of resin and provided at a distal end portion of the insertion portion; a bending tube made of metal and provided continuously with the distal end rigid portion; objective optical systems provided at the distal end rigid portion; an image pickup unit that picks up images formed by the objective optical systems; an illumination lens barrel made of metal, the illumination lens barrel holding an illumination optical system provided at the distal end rigid portion and being extended in a direction of the proximal end portion; and a first conductive portion that establishes electrical conduction between the bending tube and the illumination lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Nishina, Tomoaki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10281710
    Abstract: An imaging module includes: a first chip having a light-receiving unit; a flexible printed board connected to an electrode pad of the first chip via an inner lead extended from one end of the flexible printed board; a second chip having a transmission buffer on the flexible printed board; an image signal cable configured to output an image signal; and a drive signal cable configured to input a drive signal. The first and second chips constitute a CMOS imager. The image signal output from the first chip is amplified by the second chip. The flexible printed board includes two or more regions divided by bending the flexible printed board at a bending part arranged parallel to an optical axis direction of the imaging module. The second chip and the drive signal cable are connected to different regions of the flexible printed board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyuki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 10248007
    Abstract: There are provided a mounting device and an imaging unit through which it is possible to easily perform various imaging techniques with an imaging device that cooperates with an information processing device according to cooperation between the devices. Provided is a mounting device that enables an imaging device configured to transmit an image to an external display device to be detachable from an external device, the mounting device including: a first mounting portion configured to be mounted on the imaging device; a second mounting portion configured to be mounted on the external device; and a rotation mechanism through which the first mounting portion and the second mounting portion are rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubotera, Masahide Furukawa, Akihiro Baba, Tsuyoshi Umemura, Tomotsugu Minamikawa
  • Patent number: 10244150
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing an image includes a body; an image capturing device configured to capture an image; and a connector configured to rotatably connect the image capturing device to the body and rotate the image capturing device based on position information of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: BongKi Son
  • Patent number: 10235772
    Abstract: An installation error detection apparatus of an onboard camera includes: an input portion that receives a photographed image; a storage portion that stores position information of a feature point of the vehicle; a feature point detection portion; a determination portion that determines whether the installation position of the onboard camera is the proper position; and a notification portion that informs installation defect of the onboard camera. The notification portion calculates the installation position of the onboard camera required to minimize the deviation amount and corrects the photographed image by the onboard camera. The notification portion detects the feature point and calculates a similarity degree of the position of the feature point and the position information. The notification portion determines the installation defect of the onboard camera and informs the installation defect. The notification portion determines that a vehicle body is deformed and informs the vehicle body being deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bingchen Wang, Masakazu Takeichi, Muneaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10237456
    Abstract: A camera assembly process for assembling a camera for a vehicle vision system includes aligning and affixing an imager PCB at a lens holder so as to align an imager with a lens. A connector PCB is electrically connected to the imager PCB. The lens holder, the connector PCB and the imager PCB are inserted into a housing portion, and a cage retains the connector PCB at the housing portion. A connector assembly is disposed at a rear portion of the housing, and electrically conductive terminals of the connector assembly electrically conductively connect to electrically conductive terminals of the connector PCB at a rear opening at the rear portion of the housing. The lens holder and the connector assembly are movable along a longitudinal axis of the camera assembly relative to the housing portion and adhesively retained thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Norbert Kunze
  • Patent number: 10222680
    Abstract: In one example, a webcam shutter assembly includes a first sub-assembly and second sub-assembly formed independently of each other. The first sub-assembly includes a shutter for selectively covering a camera lens, and the second sub-assembly includes a manually operable actuator. The actuator is biased in a non-engaging arrangement with the shutter and is positioned to releasably engage the shutter for movement of the shutter in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Ming-Shan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10212347
    Abstract: An image stabilizing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect motion vectors from a plurality of images acquired by an image sensor, a determination unit configured to determine a motion vector of an object among the motion vectors, a specifying unit configured to specify a target point in the images, and a control unit configured to provide an image stabilizing control based on the target point and a motion vector of the object. The control unit sets an image area in accordance with the motion vector of the object and the target point in the images, and provides the image stabilizing control based on the image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuuzou Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10209129
    Abstract: Embodiments of measurement apparatus for measuring the optical properties of a sample film are described. The measurement apparatus includes a first stage, a second stage, and an arm structure coupled to the second stage. The first stage includes an optical source and a block of transparent material. The block of transparent material includes a surface that supports a sample film. The second stage includes a plurality of layers and an optical detector. The arm structure is designed to translate the second stage with respect to the first stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Carpenter, Robert Wilson, Ernest C. Lee, Alexander Puski
  • Patent number: 10194081
    Abstract: A camera device of one embodiment is provided with an image capturing unit configured to capture image of a room interior; a receiving unit configured to receive an image capturing instruction for capturing image of the room interior by way of a home appliance; and a camera-side controller being configured to standby in a low-power mode consuming relatively less electric power compared to a normal-operation mode and being configured to capture image of the room interior through the image capturing unit by returning to the normal-operation mode when the receiving unit receives the image capturing instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Watanabe, Hirokazu Izawa, Kazuhiro Furuta, Yuuki Murutani
  • Patent number: 10184606
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a camera including a light receiving section and a camera body incorporating the light receiving section. An outside surface of the camera body has, at least on a portion thereof, a curve surface curving around a rotation centerline extending along a left-right direction, and the curve surface is formed at least at portions positioned opposite to each other around the rotation centerline when the camera body is seen in the left-right direction. Also disclosed herein is a stand including a camera holding section configured to hold the outside of the camera. The camera holding section is formed so as to enclose the outside surface of the camera at an angle of at least 180 degrees when seen in the left-right direction, and the camera holding section has an inside surface formed so as to make the camera rotatable around the rotation centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Taichi Nokuo, Katsuhisa Tadano, Kenji Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10175922
    Abstract: A computing device may include a first housing and a second housing attached by a hinge. A first data transceiver in the first housing may transmit signals, including a video signal, to a second data transceiver in the second housing. The second data transceiver may receive the signals and send the video signal to a display device in the second housing. Each data transceiver may include a frame on which is mounted a circuit board having an antenna, a set of magnets, and a pair of bearings on either end of the frame that enable each data transceiver to rotate. An attraction between the magnets of the first data transceiver and the magnets of the second data transceiver may cause one or both data transceivers to rotate, such that the antennas remain facing each other regardless of an orientation of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10139615
    Abstract: A binoculars, with a housing (2) and a support means, wherein at least one mount (3) is provided between the housing (2) and the support means for forming a mechanical connection, and wherein the at least one mount (3) includes an interface for forming an electrical or electronic connection between the housing (2) and the support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Swarovski-Optik KG.
    Inventors: Christoph Heinrich, Christoph Frech, Rene Zangerl
  • Patent number: 10121820
    Abstract: A method of processing an image sensor system, comprising steps of placing a first cover member on top of an image sensor; coating the image sensor and the first cover member with a dark coating agent; removing the first cover member from the image sensor; placing a second cover member on top of the image sensor; affixing the image sensor on to a permanent mount to form an electrical coupling between the image sensor and the permanent mount; removing the second cover member from the image sensor; wherein the first cover member completely covers a top portion of the image sensor; and wherein the second cover member includes an internal rib configured to form a contact seal with the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Teng-Sheng Chen, Yuan-Wen Cheng, Chia-Yang Chang, Yi Qin, Wen-Jian Xia
  • Patent number: 10110796
    Abstract: A hand grip for a motion picture camera comprises a grip section; a connection section for connecting the grip section to the motion picture camera or to a camera carrier; at least one actuation device for inputting a control command; an electronic memory for storing configuration data that represent an association between input control commands and different control signals; a control device for generating a control signal in response to the input control command and in dependence on the stored configuration data; a signal output for outputting the generated control signal to the motion picture camera or to an associated focus drive; and an electronic display device for presenting a configuration menu that represents different configuration options, wherein the control device is adapted to change the stored configuration data in dependence on the configuration menu shown and in response to a configuration command of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Hendrik Voss
  • Patent number: 10088738
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are auxiliary optical systems for removably attaching to mobile devices, including mobile telephones with onboard cameras, to provide enhanced optical features. Some auxiliary optical systems can be configured to attach to multiple different types and sizes of mobile devices. Some auxiliary optical systems can be configured to attach to a mobile device that includes a protruding onboard camera. For example, in some embodiments, a retainer portion of an auxiliary optical system can comprise a region for receiving the protruding onboard camera in a clearance or friction fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Patent number: 10088737
    Abstract: The invention relates to a housing assembly (2) for a camera (1) of a motor vehicle including a camera housing (3) for disposing the camera (1), including a connector housing (4) for protecting an electrical connecting element (10) of the motor vehicle and/or of the camera (1), wherein the camera housing (3) is connected to the connector housing (4) such that the connector housing (4) covers a backside (7) of the camera housing (3) at least in certain areas, and including a venting element (11) for avoiding humidity in the camera housing (3) and/or the connector housing (4), wherein the camera housing (3) has a first vent (12) in the backside (7) and the venting element (11) is disposed between the backside (7) of the camera housing (3) and the connector housing (4) such that the venting element (11) completely covers the first vent (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Colin Patrick Hehir
  • Patent number: 10091406
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image capturing apparatus, and the image capturing apparatus may include a hollow body formed with opening portions at both ends thereof, a first cover provided with a window, and coupled to the body to cover one end portion of the body, a second cover coupled to the body to cover the other end portion of the body, a frame provided in an inner space of the body and coupled to the body, and an antenna provided between the frame and the body, and the antenna may be formed on an outer circumferential surface of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Oh, Ikhyun Jo, Hyungoo Joo, Kiju Yun, Hanhee Cho
  • Patent number: 10078256
    Abstract: Disclosed is a document holder assembly for attachment to a mobile device or its enclosure. The document holder assembly has an imaging position in which the document is positioned in the line of sight of the device camera, and a folded position in which the assembly is conveniently stored close to the attachment face. In some embodiments the distance between the document and the camera in the imaging position may be adjusted to achieve an optimum document image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LEDABOUR INC.
    Inventor: Ehab Ghabour
  • Patent number: 10073240
    Abstract: The invention discloses a three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; and a third lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the three lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10067408
    Abstract: An image capturing module including a casing, a camera unit disposed in the casing, a circuit board device connected to the camera unit and disposed in the casing, and a 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yin Tang, Hualiang Qiu, Feihu Yang
  • Patent number: 10057258
    Abstract: A biometric identification device comprising a computer unit (3) arranged to execute an identification program and a registration program for storing in memory both biometric characteristics and also identifiers of people to be identified subsequently. The device comprises means for exchanging data with a distinct computer terminal (100) provided with a screen, and the registration program comprises a web server programmed to co-operate with a web browser of the terminal to set up a bidirectional communication channel and to send in real time to the web browser, via the communication channel, information about capture progress in order to enable the information to be displayed on the terminal in the form of a capture web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO
    Inventor: Nicolas Lippens
  • Patent number: 10044921
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include a rotatable smartphone cradle mounted in a pedestal and configured to receive a first smartphone. The pedestal has a controller configured to communicate with a remote control server. The first smartphone is configured for video conferencing with a second smartphone. The remote control server receives control commands from the second smartphone for rotating the first smartphone in the rotatable smartphone cradle while the second smartphone is video conferencing with the first smartphone. The remote control server communicates the control commands to the controller. The controller controls a rotational actuator to rotate the first smartphone in the rotatable smartphone cradle based on the received control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki Morita, Naomi Stroud
  • Patent number: 10036873
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical imaging lens, comprising, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having an image-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof; a second lens element; a third lens element having positive refractive power; a fourth lens element; a fifth lens element with positive refractive power having an object-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, an image-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof, and both the object-side surface and the image-side surface being aspheric; and a sixth lens element having an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, at least one convex shape in an off-axial region on the image-side surface, and both an object-side surface and the image-side surface being aspheric. There are a total of six lens elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Yen Chen, Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10015296
    Abstract: A lens cover selectively covers and exposes a, camera lens on the back of mobile device, such as a cellular phone. The lens cover can be adhered to the back of the mobile device. The lens cover has a flap that pivots 180 degrees about an axis parallel with the back of the mobile device, and between an open/storage position and a closed position. The flap can be off-set with respect to the axle so that in the open/storage position, the flap is adjacent or abutting to the back of the mobile device, and so that in the closed position, the flap is spaced-apart from the back of the mobile device, creating a gap to receive a protruding camera or camera lens. The flap can also comprise a detent to maintain the flap in a selected position until selectively moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Handstands Promo, LLC
    Inventor: Bryce Haymond
  • Patent number: 10015914
    Abstract: An example enclosure includes a top portion, a bottom portion, and at least one heat generating module adjacent the top portion of the enclosure. The heat generating module includes an inlet side, an outlet side, a heat generating component and an internal fan. The enclosure also includes a heat collector positioned adjacent the outlet side of the heat generating module to collect warm air from the outlet side of the heat generating module and divert the warm air to the bottom portion of the enclosure to mix with cooler air. The internal fan of the heat generating module draws the mixed air into the heat generating module to create an airflow loop within the enclosure to cool the heat generating component without a heat sink, a heat exchanger, or a fan external to the heat generating module. Other example enclosures and methods of managing heat inside enclosures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: VERTIV ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Arunkumar Biragoni, Adarsh Khandelwal
  • Patent number: 10009529
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a camera module including a lens unit, a first board formed with an electromagnetic circuit, a second board spaced apart from the first board, the second board including a terminal for external electrical connection and being formed with an electromagnetic circuit, a first support member having one side coupled to the first board and the other side coming into contact with one surface of the second board, so as to maintain a constant distance between the first board and the second board, and an electromagnetic-field shield configured to receive the first board and the second board therein, the electromagnetic-field shield serving to inhibit outward leakage of an electromagnetic-field formed in each board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Suk Yang
  • Patent number: 10009521
    Abstract: A camera, in particular for a vehicle, the camera having: an imager module which has a sensor carrier with a front side and a backside, an image sensor being fastened to the front side of the sensor carrier, an objective holder which is connected to the sensor carrier, and an objective which is accommodated in the objective holder, as well as a camera housing in which the imager module is accommodated. The camera housing has a front housing part including contact areas, at least one fixation means resting against the backside of the sensor carrier, and the imager module is fixated with respect to the contact areas and the fixation means is fastened to the front housing part by fastening means. In addition, a method for producing the camera is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Seger, Nikolai Bauer, Uwe Apel