Abstract: A system for aerially moving a payload, the system having at least two payloads, at least one platform for carrying the at least two payloads, at least one line connected to the at least one object, the at least one line connected to the at least one platform in at least four locations, and at least one reel and motor coupled to the at least one line connected to the at least one platform, such that the at least one reel and motor in conjunction with the at least one line is capable of moving the at least one platform carrying the at least two payloads in at lest two of the x-, y-, and z-directions.
Abstract: A universal adaptor that may be used to hold any of a number of different surveillance cameras for deployment in any of a number of different camera housings or enclosures. The adaptor is in the form of a bi-sectional open-ended generally rectangular assembly designed to snap together around a camera and its associated PC boards encapsulating them into a single unit. The assembly includes a plurality of internal slots for holding up to several PC boards associated with the camera, and optional frontal tabs for heating/defrost elements. The camera lens extends through a wide opening at one end of the adaptor. Ventilation, access and attachment openings are provided on the adaptor allowing access to the interior for adjusting PC board switches, running wires and attaching the unit inside a larger mounting enclosure.
Abstract: A panoramic imaging and display system for the imaging and displaying of visual-media content, comprising a screen configured for the display of panoramic imagery, having an interior surface-perimeter and an exterior surface-perimeter, wherein each of said surface-perimeters are substantially contiguous in appearance and are sized and shaped to have a display area on which, substantially contiguous panoramic visual-media content and segmented visual-media content can be imaged. The system provides support and positioning of the display to at least one height relative to a viewing audience to provide circumnavigable viewing, and a multitude of vantage points from which to view at least one of the surface-perimeters of the panoramic display. Embodiments of the system can have an array of speakers positioned around a perimeter of the system's screen as a sound-system providing a panning of audible sound which can be synchronized with the movement of objects seen moving on the screen.
Abstract: A device for focusing a film picture in a movie film camera with a camera housing which has a lens carrier 5 for holding a camera lens, with a camera end which forms a lens plane, and a film window where a film is moved along in an image plane by means of a film transport device. A device for changing the distance between the lens plane and the image plane is provided.
January 26, 1999
Date of Patent:
July 24, 2001
Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs
Abstract: A camera having a microphone for detecting sound in a bi-directional manner. The microphone, for example a first order gradient microphone, is placed within a camera body and is in communication with two apertures extending from the front and rear surfaces of the camera body. Background noise is reduced and sound from the scene being photographed and the user of the camera is preferentially detected by the microphone. Preferably, the microphone is mounted in a substantially resilient and acoustically opaque material to reduce stray noises, such as from the motors of the camera.
Abstract: An optical sound head (L), comprising a red laser diode (11) and a inspection window (90), allowing easy functional inspection, but also simple adjustment during manufacture. The laser diode (11) and all optical (10) and electronic (20) assemblies to be adjusted to a specimen, are accommodated in a replaceable assembly (1), for easy and repeatable (A) replacement. A minimum signal-to-noise ratio for analogue sound scanning is achieved by an additional aperture (15), reducing the light intensity applied to the center of an aperture slot (8). Both apertures (8, 15) are preferably designed as unsupported, laser-cut metal sheets.
Abstract: An image pickup device comprises a main image pickup body, and a holding part provided angularly rotatable on one side surface of the main image pickup body. The holding part is mounted to rotate angularly in a plane other than a plane which is parallel to a vertical plane, where this vertical plane includes a center of gravity of the image pickup device and an optical axis or a straight line parallel to the optical axis of the image pickup device. The holding part is separated by a predetermined distance from the one side surface of the main image pickup device at an accommodated position thereof where the holding part extends along the one side surface of the main image pickup body, and a free end of the holding part lies substantially within the above vertical plane at a fully rotated position thereof where the holding part is drawn out in front of the main image pickup body.
Abstract: A sound receiving system has an array of microphone elements for producing output signals in response to incident sound, and signal processing means for processing the output signals to provide the array with pre-selected directional acceptance and rejection characteristics. Such processing includes integrating the difference between the output signals of a pair of elements to produce an integrated signal, summing the outputs of the same or different pair of elements to obtain a sum signal, and combining the integrated signal with the sum signal.The spatial position of pairs of elements and their orientation permit closely spaced pairs of elements to exhibit a single highly directional characteristic, or two angularly related highly directional characteristics. Thus, an array of microphone elements clustered at essentially a point location can exhibit either monaural or stereophonic characteristics, depending upon the type of signal processing applied to their outputs.
Abstract: A motion picture projector is provided with a manually shiftable mode controller assembly for selecting various operational modes and apparatus for the automatic threading and rewinding of film. The operative mechanical components of the projector are mounted on a unitarily molded housing including molded structures and portions that independently and cooperatively with other control assemblies and interfitting structures provide features and improved operational characteristics. The molded housing interfits with a take-up reel cover, a control assembly cover and a rear cover that rotatably engages a carrying handle. Structure to define a film path, an automatic threading assist structure, a film speed detent structure and a position defining structure for the mode controller assembly are also provided by and integrally molded with the housing.
February 18, 1977
Date of Patent:
June 27, 1978
Bell & Howell Company
Raymond W. H. Kim, Robert A. Klein, Edward H. Lodge, Arthur L. Lueders, James G. Woodier
Abstract: A portable body support for holding a camera and equipment accessory thereto, comprising a frame having a first portion adapted to be positioned adjacent the back of a user, said frame having a vertical length extending from the hip region of the user up to a level above the shoulders of the user, and a second portion comprising a pair of arms adaptable to extend forwardly from the upper end of said first frame portion at opposite sides, respectively, of the user's head.