Support Or Housing Patents (Class 348/373)
  • Patent number: 11488756
    Abstract: An optical member supporting device is described that includes, in an XYZ rectangular coordinate system, spherical bodies, a first holding portion and a second holding portion, an optical member held by the first holding portion or the second holding portion, first yokes protruding from the first holding portion facing the second holding portion, and second yokes protruding from the second holding portion facing the first holding portion and opposed to the first yokes in a predetermined direction in the X-Y direction. The first holding portion and second holding portion extend in an X-Y direction and are opposed in a Z direction with the spherical body interposed therebetween. The second holding portion includes a second magnet and the first yokes and the second yokes are opposed to the second magnet in the Z direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NEW SHICOH MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kokichi Terajima
  • Patent number: 11467628
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile device has a tower extending from a main body. The tower pans from left to right. An extensible mast may extend through, and pan with, the tower. An upper section is attached to the tower by a hinge and may tilt with respect to the tower. The upper section may include a touchscreen or other devices. An assembly with separate pan and tilt motors allows for the tower and attached upper section to pan while also allowing the upper section to tilt independently of the panning motion. The tilt motor is within the portion of the assembly rotated by the pan motor. The tilt motor drives a worm gear in the tower to rotate a tilt axle. An asymmetric friction hinge connects to the upper section to the tilt axle. Rotating the tilt motor rotates the worm gear, rotating the tilt axle and the attached upper section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hector Manuel Saldana, Mark Greggory Edstrom, Nicholas Jenkins Morozovsky, Mark John Glusker
  • Patent number: 11463609
    Abstract: The present application discloses a camera device for collecting vehicle information. In the present application, the camera device uses a dual-lens configuration including a first camera assembly and a second camera assembly, wherein the lens field of view of the first camera assembly intersects with the lens field of view of the second camera assembly, so as to form a layout mode that two areas on both sides of the camera device are photographed in a staggered manner, thereby avoiding the occurrence of a blind area between the lens fields of view of the first camera assembly and the second camera assembly and improving the overall photographing range of the camera device. Moreover, the camera device may introduce at least one auxiliary function such as photosensitive detection, light supplementing, and target detection, so as to improve the quality of image photographing and the accuracy of photographing moment, thereby facilitating improving the accuracy of vehicle information collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Caisheng Yan, Zhan Ye, Wenxue Wang, Zhenhua Zhou
  • Patent number: 11463593
    Abstract: A printer-equipped camera includes an instant film pack loading unit in which an instant film pack including an exposure opening is loaded, a first displaying unit of which a displaying surface is arranged to face an exposure surface of an instant film in the instant film pack through the exposure opening with respect to the instant film pack loaded in the instant film pack loading unit, and that exposes the instant film by displaying an image, a light exit direction restriction member that is included on the displaying surface of the first displaying unit and restricts a light exit direction of light from each pixel of the first displaying unit to a constant range, the light exit direction restriction member being arranged to be spaced from the exposure surface of the instant film, an imaging unit that captures a subject image, and a second displaying unit that displays an image to an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kurase, Tsuneo Sato, Kenji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11457129
    Abstract: A video camera assembly, includes a movable body to house a video camera and coupled in a rotatable manner to a base body. The base body has a cavity with a base portion of the base body and a closing wall which has a seat defining a through hole. The cavity houses a shaft on the first end of which the movable body is mounted, said first end of the shaft passes through the through hole of the closing wall and is coupled to the through hole by means of a first bearing inserted in the seat. The end of the shaft opposite to the first end is supported by a rolling type second bearing, and is connected to the base body. The second bearing is inserted in an annular seat made of material which projects from the base portion of the cavity towards the closing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: VIDEOTEC S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessio Grotto, Angelo Ribello
  • Patent number: 11454868
    Abstract: A stabilized camera system, comprising a camera having a center of mass associated therewith and having a gap disposed therein, the gap containing the center of mass of the camera and a stabilizer operably connected to the camera for stabilizing motion of the camera, the stabilizer comprising a plurality of motors operably connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SHAREVR HAWAII LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Seidl
  • Patent number: 11435282
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a gas analysis device includes: a base including a concave portion; a window includes a first film and a second film; an optical part that is located at a side of the window opposite to the base side and includes a light projector and a light receiver; and an optical path length controller that is located between the base and the window and has a controllable thickness. The concave portion includes a first sidewall that is oblique to a surface of the base, and a second sidewall that is oblique to the surface of the base. An oblique direction of the second sidewall is opposite to an oblique direction of the first sidewall. The light projector is configured to irradiate light toward the first sidewall. The light receiver is configured to convert light reflected by the second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shinji Saito, Tsutomu Kakuno, Rei Hashimoto, Kei Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11437408
    Abstract: A display device and an electronic apparatus both include a display part and a camera part. The display part has a first display region and a second display region. The first display region is around the second display region. A pixel density of the second display region is less than a pixel density of the first display region, wherein a plurality of first sub-pixels within the first display region are configured into a red-green-blue-green array, and a plurality of second sub-pixels within the second display region are configured into a red-green-blue array. The camera part is disposed at a position corresponding to the second display region on a side of the display part. Thus, it can solve a problem of complex panel opening and assembly in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Wang
  • Patent number: 11438500
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for controlling a camera module in an electronic device. The camera module is removable between a first position received in a body of the electronic device and a second position exposed from the body. The method includes: driving the camera module to slide to the second position in response to receiving a first face recognition request; maintaining the camera module in the second position for a first duration in response to acquiring a release request on the camera module; and driving the camera module to slide to the first position in response to not receiving a second face recognition request within the first duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng Zhong
  • Patent number: 11431882
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a camera module and an assembling method therefor. The camera module includes a lens, a holder, an image sensor assembly, and one or more self-locking screws for fixing the lens, the holder and the image sensor assembly. The holder is provided with a lens mounting hole for assembling the lens and one or more screw holes for assembling the one or more self-locking screws. The holder includes a supporting platform, a location guiding sleeve and internal threads. The lens (100) includes external threads engaged with the internal threads, a location guiding step cooperated with the location guiding sleeve, and a limiting ring cooperated with the supporting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGXI LIANYI OPTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Binquan Deng, Xinyu Xiong
  • Patent number: 11432055
    Abstract: A monitoring unit for security and automation in a premises are described. The monitoring unit uses remote configuration and control to enable monitoring of a premises. The monitoring unit provides multiple monitoring functions to respond to events within the space and alert a user at a remote device like a smartphone. An image sensor provides a wide field of view which can be segmented on the mobile device to enable specific areas to be viewed enabling the user to view the area and be alerted when an event occurs based upon a rules based configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ICN ACQUISITION, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Ure, Reza Kazemi, Christian Molson, Heather McIntosh
  • Patent number: 11421272
    Abstract: Disclosed are a positioning method, a positioning apparatus and a sequencing system (300). The sequencing system (300) comprises an imaging assembly (110) and a mobile platform (102), wherein the imaging assembly (110) comprises an optical axis (OP), the mobile platform (102) bears a reaction apparatus (200), the stroke of the mobile platform (102) in a first direction is controlled by means of a limiting switch, and the stroke comprises a first limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: GeneMind Biosciences Company Limited
    Inventors: Ruitao Sun, Songzhen Zhang, Zefei Jiang, Zhiliang Zhou, Qin Yan
  • Patent number: 11425285
    Abstract: A method for assembling a vehicular camera includes providing a housing having a metal front housing portion and a metal rear housing portion. The front housing portion includes a lens barrel, and the rear housing portion includes a connector portion configured to connect to a vehicle wire harness. An imager circuit board is positioned at the front housing portion with an imager aligned with the at least one lens. The connector circuit board is retained via a spring element at a location spaced from the imager circuit board, with circuitry of the connector circuit board electrically connected to circuitry of the imager circuit board. The rear housing portion is joined with the front housing portion and the spring element engages the rear housing portion and the second side of the imager circuit board to retain the connector circuit board at the location spaced from the imager circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Norbert Kunze, Oswin Vogl
  • Patent number: 11412134
    Abstract: Video recording system assemblies are adapted to facilitate capture of 360° images. According to one example, a video recording system assembly may include a frame, including a first vertical mount located at a first vertical end, a second vertical mount located at a second vertical end opposite from the first vertical end, and a horizontal mount located between the first vertical mount and the second vertical mount. At least one digital video camera and/or camera enclosure may be coupled to the first vertical mount. Similarly, at least one digital video camera and/or camera enclosure may be coupled to the second vertical mount. Six digital video cameras and/or camera enclosures may be coupled to the horizontal mount in a triangular configuration, with two digital video cameras and/or camera enclosures on each side. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: LADUMA, INC.
    Inventors: Dorian T. G. Tolman, Skyler Alan Baird
  • Patent number: 11402608
    Abstract: An imaging lens system includes sequentially from an object side, a first lens group and a second lens group. The second lens group includes a focus lens group configured to move during focusing or the first lens group and the second lens group are divided at a position of a maximum air gap. Conditional Expressions (1) and (2) are satisfied as follows: ?2.0<fL1/f<?0.95, and??(1) 1.7<NdP1Gmin_?d/L1_?d<2.5,??(2) where fL1 is a focal length of a lens located closest to the object side of the first lens group, f is a focal length of a whole system, NdP1Gmin_?d is an Abbe number for a d-line of a positive lens having a smallest refractive index of the first lens group, and L1_?d is an Abbe number for the d-line of the lens located closest to the object side of the first lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoichi Nomura
  • Patent number: 11395062
    Abstract: Example implementations relate adjustable sensors. For example, a system comprising a housing, a detector to detect a location of an object in an environment surrounding the housing, an adjustable arm coupled to the housing, and a sensor disposed on the adjustable arm to adjust a distance between the sensor and the location of the object responsive to detection of the location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Roberto Lalinde, Stanley Wang, Chi So, Ben A. Knight, Robert C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 11388366
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including a mounting part capable of attaching/detaching a device capable of at least storing a captured image, is provided. The image capturing apparatus obtains, if a device mounted in the mounting part has a function of executing image analysis processing for an image captured by the image capturing apparatus, first information representing image analysis processing executable by the device, and output information based on the obtained first information and second information representing image analysis processing executable by the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Aramaki
  • Patent number: 11381776
    Abstract: A camera positioning device for eye-to-eye alignment in video conference applications is provided. The device can include a camera, a cord going from the camera to a computer, and a positioning component (e.g., a bracket) that connects the camera to the computer. The bracket allows for manual adjustment of the cord attached to the camera to maintain vertical and horizontal positioning and rotational stability of a camera for improved eye-to-eye alignment in video conference applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: EYE CONTACT LLC
    Inventor: Stacy Nimmo
  • Patent number: 11354895
    Abstract: A platform comprises one or more sensors that collect information about an environment as sensor data. A processor is in communication with the one or more sensors, wherein the processor executes enhancement engines that processes the sensor data into enhanced characterization data having a reduced amount of data compared to the sensor data. An output device electronically communicate the enhanced characterization data to a user, wherein the sensor and the output device comprise an assisted perception module worn by the user during an incident. A command interface device remote from the user to enable a person of authority to manage the incident and the user by receiving and displaying the enhanced characterization data, and by transmitting data and commands back to the assisted perception module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Qwake Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam J. Cossman, John Davis Long, II, Omer Haciomeroglu, Michael E. Ralston
  • Patent number: 11347035
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprising, in order from an object side, a first lens group having negative refractive power, a first intermediate lens group having positive refractive power, a second intermediate lens group having negative refractive power and a rear lens group; upon varying a magnification from a wide angle end state to a telephoto end state, a distance between the first lens group and the first intermediate lens group being varied, a distance between the first intermediate lens group and the second intermediate lens group being varied, and a distance between the second intermediate lens group and the rear lens group being varied; the rear lens group comprising at least one focusing lens group which is moved upon carrying out focusing from an infinitely distant object to a closely distant object; and predetermined conditional expressions being satisfied, thereby the focusing lens group(s) being reduced in weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Patent number: 11336760
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, device, and storage medium for controlling a retractable camera. The method can include receiving an instruction for ejecting the retractable camera, detecting whether the mobile terminal meets a condition indicating that the camera has a risk of damage when being ejected, and disabling the instruction for ejecting the retractable camera when the mobile terminal meets the condition indicating that the camera has a risk of damage when being ejected. In the present disclosure, after the instruction for ejecting the retractable camera is received, the retractable camera is not ejected immediately. On the contrary, the mobile terminal is first determined whether meets the condition indicating that the camera has a risk of damage when being ejected. When the mobile terminal meets the condition indicating that the camera has a risk of damage when being ejected, the instruction for ejecting the camera is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng Liu
  • Patent number: 11336999
    Abstract: A sound processing device program that enables a sound signal adapted to an intended use to be output is provided. The sound processing device includes a signal processing part that processes a sound signal picked up by a microphone, and generates a recording sound signal to be recorded in a recording device, and generates an amplification sound signal different from the recording sound signal to be output from a speaker. The sound processing device can be applied to, for example, a sound amplification system that performs off-microphone sound amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Sakuraba
  • Patent number: 11334115
    Abstract: An electronic device assembly is provided, including an electronic device body and a detachable lens module. The electronic device body has a housing and a first joining unit, wherein the first joining unit is disposed on the housing. The detachable lens module is detachably assembled onto the housing and has a second joining unit, wherein the first joining unit is joined to the second joining unit to electrically connect the detachable lens module to the electronic device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Yi-Ta Huang, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Chi-Hung Lai, Wu-Chen Lee, Pin-Chueh Lin, Chih-Wei Liao, Ting-Wen Pai, Wen-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 11312315
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a housing having a front housing portion and a rear housing portion mated together to form a cavity within the housing. A circuit board is attached at the front housing portion and has at least one front electrical connector in electrical connection with an imager. The rear housing portion has at least one rear electrical connector. With the rear housing portion mated with the front housing portion, the rear electrical connector electrically connects with the front electrical connector. The rear housing portion has a connector portion that is configured to electrically connect the rear electrical connector to a vehicle wire harness. The front electrical connector and the rear electrical connector cooperate to allow for misalignment of the electrical connectors in a direction parallel to the rear side of the circuit board when the rear housing portion is mated with the front housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Clarence P. McElroy, Matthew C. Sesti, Richard Rieden, Steven V. Byrne
  • Patent number: 11313704
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to method and system for an assembly for protecting a sensor. The assembly includes a first structure having a rectangular prism and connected with a truncated tube, wherein the rectangular prism and the truncated tube have parallel longitudinal axes and the tube is truncated to yield a cross section having a norm that forms an angle with the longitudinal axis of the truncated tube and a second structure of a trapezoid prism having a longitudinal axis parallel to the longitudinal axes and with the first structure embedded therein. The second structure has a slanted surface in the front that meets the cross section of the truncated tube and has the norm of the cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PlusAI, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinpeng Li, Greg Seyfarth, Qiaoyu Zhang, Amit Kumar
  • Patent number: 11306878
    Abstract: A light ring assembly for a smart-home device may include a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a light guide, where the light guide may include a plurality of cutouts that receive the plurality of LEDs, and a plurality of transmissive sections between the plurality of cutouts where a thickness of the transmissive sections tapers as the transmissive sections extend away from the plurality of cutouts. The light ring assembly may also include an output surface that receives light emitted from the plurality of LEDs through the plurality of transmissive sections, where the output surface is substantially circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kraz, Amber Volmering, Bryan Macomber, Jacobi Grillo, Adam Kilgore
  • Patent number: 11303785
    Abstract: An embodiment of a camera module may comprise: a lens part; a front body receiving the lens part; a rear body coupled to the front body; a substrate part received inside the rear body and comprising a plurality of printed circuit boards; a cable electrically connected to the substrate part; a connector part connecting the cable with the substrate part; and a first shielding part, made of a conductive material and disposed at a rear side of the connector part, for shielding electromagnetic noise generated from the substrate part or the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Tae Park, Beom Suk Yu
  • Patent number: 11303797
    Abstract: A deep-sea imaging and control system with an extremely compact remote camera head unit which can operate to depths of at least 5500 m (about 8500 psi). The unit has a photopolymer shell for a pressure housing that can be 3D-printed, at least partially filled with high performance epoxy used as a potting compound. A pressure resistant optically transparent material such as a flat polished borosilicate glass disc serves as the optical viewport and protects the unpotted lens assembly from pressure and water intrusion. The control computer can be separate from the camera, is partially or completely potted in epoxy, and can be accessible through a Wi-Fi connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: University of Rhode Island Board of Trustees
    Inventor: Brennan T. Phillips
  • Patent number: 11294262
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a dual lens driving apparatus including: a housing; a first bobbin disposed inside the housing; a second bobbin disposed inside the housing and positioned away from the first bobbin; a first coil disposed on the first bobbin; a second coil disposed on the second bobbin; a magnet disposed in the housing and positioned opposite from the first coil and second coil; a base disposed below the housing; a board disposed between the housing and the base and opposite from the magnet and including a circuit member having a third coil; and a supporting member movably supporting the housing with respect to the board. The third coil includes a first axial coil which is disposed in a first direction and a second axial coil which is disposed in a second direction different from the first direction. The first axial coil includes four first axial coil units which are positioned away from one another. The four first axial coil units are connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Cheol Kim, Kyung Hwan Kim, Kap Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11297428
    Abstract: A sound processing device program that enables a sound signal adapted to an intended use to be output is provided. The sound processing device includes a signal processing part that processes a sound signal picked up by a microphone, and generates a recording sound signal to be recorded in a recording device, and generates an amplification sound signal different from the recording sound signal to be output from a speaker. The sound processing device can be applied to, for example, a sound amplification system that performs off-microphone sound amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Sakuraba
  • Patent number: 11288937
    Abstract: A security camera system includes a base unit and sensor modules for generating image data. The base unit includes several mounting sockets arranged at different elevational and azimuthal directions around the base unit, and the sensor modules attach, for example, magnetically, to the mounting sockets. Each mounting socket includes a socket ID, which is used to stitch together the image data from different sensor modules. The security camera system is capable of automatic detection of the location of the sensor modules, as the socket IDs for the mounting sockets to which the sensor modules are attached are identified by various means including readable indicia and reader modules including optical codes and readers, membrane switches, optical sensors, and radio-frequency identification tags and readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Patrick Siu, Christopher Cianciolo
  • Patent number: 11284179
    Abstract: A wireless communication adapter device includes an enclosure and a communication device base. The communication device base includes a first switch and a wireless communication transceiver. The communication device base is inserted into the enclosure so that the communication device base can move along an axis within the enclosure from a first base position and a second base position. Such movement actuates the first switch against the enclosure to initiate one or more communication operations of the wireless communication transceiver in the communication device base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: New Audio LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Levine, Thomas C. Wilson, Marshall Plummer, Clayton J. Pipkin, Zachary James Hellman
  • Patent number: 11275293
    Abstract: A camera apparatus includes: a main body, on which a camera is mounted, wherein the camera is operated according to a signal applied from the outside, is configured to change a surveillance area by rotating in vertical and horizontal directions, and capture an image of the surveillance area; an attachment coupled to the main body, and configured to connect an external device to the main body; and a hanger in which a hole is formed, the hanger being connected to the main body for coupling the main body with the external device and decoupling the main body from the external device, wherein the attachment shares a center with the main body and is positioned at a center of the main body, and wherein the hanger is apart from the center of the main body by a certain distance and is connected to a side surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mun Jun Park, Ji Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 11268829
    Abstract: Actuators for rotating an optical-path-folding-element with two, first and second, degrees of freedom in an extended rotation range around two respective rotation axes, folded cameras including such actuators and dual-cameras including a folded camera as above together with an upright camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd
    Inventors: Itay Yedid, Ephraim Goldenberg, Gil Bachar, Gal Barak, Yiftah Kowal
  • Patent number: 11268830
    Abstract: Actuators for rotating an optical-path-folding-element with two, first and second, degrees of freedom in an extended rotation range around two respective rotation axes, folded cameras including such actuators and dual-cameras including a folded camera as above together with an upright camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd
    Inventors: Itay Yedid, Ephraim Goldenberg, Gil Bachar, Gal Barak, Yiftah Kowal
  • Patent number: 11265485
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus (100) mountable on a movable apparatus (700) includes a first imaging device (130-1) configured to capture an image in a first image capture direction, the first image capture direction having a first angle with respect to a direction of travel of the movable apparatus (700), and a second imaging device (130-2) disposed next to the first imaging device (130-1) configured to capture an image in a second image capture direction, the second image capture direction having a second angle with respect to the direction of travel of the movable apparatus (700). The first imaging device (130-1) and the second imaging device (130-2) are disposed to overlap at least partially a first imaging range of the first imaging device (130-1) and a second imaging range of the second imaging device (130-2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shoh Tsuritani
  • Patent number: 11265466
    Abstract: An electronic device with image-capturing functionality is provided. The electronic device includes a device housing, a module substrate, an image-capturing element, a switch unit and a control unit. The module substrate is adapted to be slid between a first substrate position and a second substrate position. The image-capturing element is disposed on the module substrate. The control unit is coupled to the image-capturing element and the switch unit. When the module substrate is in the first substrate position, the switch unit is activated, the switch unit sends a pressed signal, and the control unit deactivates the image-capturing element according to the pressed signal. When the module substrate is in the second substrate position, the switch unit is not activated, and the control unit activates the image-capturing element. The electronic device of the embodiment protects the privacy of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng Hung Chen, Cheng-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11258951
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a gimbal driver and a digital camera. The digital camera includes suspension member(s) attached to a base. The digital camera includes a camera module supported by the suspension member(s). The camera module includes: (i) a lens that focuses an image; and (ii) a sensor attached to the lens and that detects the focused image. Shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator(s) are attached between the base and the camera module. The gimbal driver generates actuating signal(s) in response to movement of the base to stabilize the image. An electrical interconnect directs the actuating signal(s) from the gimbal driver to the SMA actuator(s) to rotate the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: David T. Platner, Cole P. Sheldon
  • Patent number: 11256163
    Abstract: A camera device with the clamping module includes a clamping module and a camera module. The clamping module includes a supporting element having a base holder, a sliding element, and an elastic element received between the supporting element and the sliding element. One end of a bottom surface of the base holder extends downward to form a blocking block, the other end of the bottom surface of the base holder extends downward to form a first clamping board. The sliding element is mounted to a bottom of the supporting element. The sliding element is located between the blocking block and the first clamping board. One end of the sliding element has a second clamping board facing to the first clamping board. The camera module is pivoted to a top of the supporting element by a rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Ming Tseng
  • Patent number: 11252313
    Abstract: Described herein is a sensor device. The sensor device includes a housing with a front plate and a back plate. The front plate includes mounting holes and the back plate includes second mounting holes and alignment holes. The sensor device includes a printed circuit board encased by the housing, wherein the printed circuit board comprises an image sensor, an image sensor processor, and a serializer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Li Niu, Hanxiao Xie, Bin Han, Zaichang Zhao, Jordan Renovato Bravo
  • Patent number: 11241684
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reaction method that includes a reaction process using a pipette tip to allow substances to cause a reaction, the method including: providing a heater for heating the pipette tip in accordance with a preset temperature; attaching the pipette tip to a pipette nozzle and heating the pipette tip by a first preset temperature; when a period of heating by the first preset temperature exceeds a preset period, switching an output of the heater from the first preset temperature to a lower second preset temperature; detecting a distal end position of the pipette tip at or after the switching; and executing the reaction process while controlling the distal end position of the pipette tip with reference to the detected distal end position, in which the temperature of the pipette tip is kept by the second preset temperature at least until operation of the pipette tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Youichi Aoki, Yuuya Shouji, Tetsuya Noda, Atsuo Iwashita
  • Patent number: 11245818
    Abstract: A frame for an image capture device includes a frame body configured to receive and secure the image capture device, a frame I/O interface configured to mate with an imaging I/O interface of an image capture device when the image capture device is secured within the frame body, a frame interface seal configured to provide waterproofing between the frame body and the image capture device when the frame I/O interface and the imaging I/O interface are mated, and a frame accessory integrated into the frame body and configured to communicate with the image capture device when the frame I/O interface and the imaging I/O interface are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Todd, Scott Alberstein
  • Patent number: 11245820
    Abstract: A camera module provided in an electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise an image sensor that comprises a first area which receives an external light and on which an image is formed and a second area which surrounds the first area; and a shielding member that is disposed on the image sensor, corresponds to the second area, and shields electromagnetic waves which are emitted from the image sensor or emitted from the electronic component of the electronic device and introduced into the image sensor. In addition to this embodiment, various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Man-Ho Kim, Hwa-Joong Jung, Tae-Yun Kim, Joong-Wan Park, Yong-Hwan Choi, Ki-Huk Lee
  • Patent number: 11231640
    Abstract: A camera mount includes a lower mount component comprising a rigid tray; and an elastic retaining member fastened to the tray such that it arches over the tray cavity. The elastic retaining member includes a first relief indentation to prevent the elastic retaining member from causing unwanted interaction with a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: James Harrison Elias
  • Patent number: 11228150
    Abstract: A connector 1 includes a connector housing 11, a thin wire coaxial cable 17 for providing a coaxial connection between an external coaxial cable 2 and a circuit board provided in a separated housing and a shield member 12 which is provided in an inner space of the connector housing 11 and electrically connected to a shell 173 of the thin wire coaxial cable 17. The shield member 12 has a holding mechanism for holding the thin wire coaxial cable 17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Hisada, Akihito Sukegawa, Shinichi Tamura
  • Patent number: 11228695
    Abstract: Various embodiments of enclosures for machine-vision cameras are disclosed. The enclosures are designed to fit\hug the camera to be as small as physically possible, and also integrate other features such as better cabling, IP-67 compliance, and end-effectors. Further, the embodiments herein have also integrated a way to mount extra lights as part of the design. The embodiments herein accommodate the specific need of the particular application. The embodiments herein can accommodate numerous shapes and sizes of cameras, including square, cylindrical, or cubical cameras, and encompass either rectangular or round enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Component Express Inc
    Inventors: John Berst, Art Didyk, Nick DeFrancesco
  • Patent number: 11218620
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a casing including a base unit and a cover unit, a camera unit disposed on the base unit in the casing, a camera cover disposed on the base unit in the casing and being in contact with and covering the camera unit, and a biasing member configured to bias the camera cover and to be deformed by being pressed by the cover unit when the cover unit is attached to the base unit. A frictional force between the camera unit and the camera cover increases due to an increase in a biasing force applied from the biasing member to the camera cover according to the deformation of the biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Tagaya
  • Patent number: 11215905
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure discloses an automatic temperature-sensing and heating camera module at least comprising a lens barrel, a first lens arranged at a front end of the lens barrel, a gland that cooperates with the front end of the lens barrel for locking the first lens on the lens barrel, and a heating sheet capable of heating the first lens, wherein a gland flange is arranged at a rear end of the gland, and the heating sheet is arranged in close contact with the gland flange. In the automatic temperature-sensing and heating camera module according to the embodiment of the present disclosure, the heating sheet is arranged in close contact with the gland flange, so heat is transferred to the first lens through the gland flange, which has the advantages of simple structure and good heating effect, and is conducive to miniaturize the whole module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG HONGJING OPTOELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Jiajun Liu, Xicai Zheng, Zhenting Liu, Yi Liu, Zegang Long
  • Patent number: 11215791
    Abstract: An imaging lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens being a double-sided aspheric lens, a second lens, a third lens having positive refractive power, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens being a double-sided aspheric lens and having negative refractive power and a concave surface facing the image side near an optical axis, wherein an image-side surface of said sixth lens is an aspheric surface changing to the convex surface at a peripheral area, and a below conditional expression (1) is satisfied: ?0.68<(N1?1)/(r1×f)×1000<0.68??(1) where N1: refractive index at d-ray of the first lens, r1: paraxial curvature radius of the object-side surface of the first lens, and f: focal length of an overall optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO VISIONARY OPTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Yuza, Masaya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11217854
    Abstract: A battery carrier configured to hold a battery includes a base and a frame disposed on the base. The base includes a main plate and a first limiter disposed on the main plate. The main plate has a positioning hole located opposite to the first limiter. The frame includes a main part located on the main plate, a tail part disposed to the main part, and a stopper. The main part includes an abutment wall standing on the main plate. The tail part includes a positioning post. The stopper includes an elastic arm disposed on the abutment wall and a block disposed on the elastic arm. The base has a limit edge located between the first limiter and the positioning hole. An extending direction of the limit edge is different from a direction from the first limiter to the positioning hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ping-Wei Peng, Liguo Zhou