Titling Devices Patents (Class 352/90)
  • Patent number: 10149543
    Abstract: A foldable easel with a lighting system includes a foldable frame, a left light fixture, and a right light fixture. The foldable frame includes a rear central rail, a right front rail, a left front rail, a plate, and a cross brace assembly. Three rails are hingedly connected to each other with the plate and the cross brace assembly that is centrally positioned to the foldable frame. The plate and the cross brace assembly foldably secure the rear central rail, the left front rail, and the right front rail. The left and right light fixtures are detachably mounted to the foldable frame. The left and right light fixtures are powered through a power supply system and selectively controlled by a user to direct illumination towards a painting or portrait that is held within the foldable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Stacie Lynne Garlieb, Mark Alan Garlieb
  • Patent number: 9430096
    Abstract: An interactive projector includes: a base placed on a projection surface; a leg configured to raise with tilting from the base towards the projection surface; a projecting unit, mounted on the leg on the side of a projection surface, configured to project first image; a reflector, provided at a free-end portion of the leg, configured to reflect the image projected from the projecting unit towards the projection surface; and an image pickup unit, mounted on the reflector, configured to photograph the projection surface and output second image to an electronic device that outputs, to the projecting unit, the first image that is generated based on the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Taichi Murase, Takahiro Matsuda, Kazuki Osamura, Masafumi Tada
  • Patent number: 9013671
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for displaying different captions for selective viewing. A display is used for showing the captions in different color and/or polarization combinations, and color-selective filters and/or polarizers are used for separately viewing the individual captions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Mark J. Huber, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 8289495
    Abstract: A motion picture printing system having a digital micromirror device for manipulating light used to expose a film negative is disclosed. A motion picture printing system having an organic light emitting diode for emitting light to expose a film negative is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Youngshik Yoon, Mike Arthur Derrenberger, Ion Vizireanu, Gunther Karl Haas
  • Patent number: 8094286
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for combating the copying of source pictures by means of a camera while they are being displayed, for example using a camcorder in a movie theatre. To this end, it is known, in classical projection systems, to modulate by a carrier wave the brightness of some pixels of the pictures. The frequency of the carrier wave is usually constant and generally half the refresh frequency. The main problem with such systems is that once a pirate has figured out what the modulation frequency is, he can configure his camcorder shutter to filter out this frequency and bypass the anti-camcorder method. According to the invention, the frequency of the carrier is changed at least once throughout the displaying of the sequence pictures or the movie, to defeat all camcorders standards (PAL/NTSC) and shutter configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Pascal Bourdon, Sylvain Thiebaud, Didier Doyen
  • Patent number: 7802888
    Abstract: A projection system that projects a text or subtitle box onto an image minimizes the contrast between the text box and the image. A transition region surrounding the text box minimizes visual disruption to the image onto which the text box is projected. The positions of optical elements of a text projector enable the text box to gradually fade out. The text projector has a lamp that defines an object plane and a light path modifier. The light path modifier is offset from the object plane, toward the lamp to blend the borders of the text box into the image projected by an image projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventors: Brian D. Wichner, Mark Peterson
  • Patent number: 7768527
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a hardware-in-the-loop simulation system and method for computer vision. An embodiment of the disclosed system comprises a software simulation and a hardware simulation. The software simulation includes a virtual scene and an observed object that are generated by virtual reality software. The virtual scene images are obtained at different viewpoints. The hardware simulation includes the virtual scene images being projected onto a screen by a projector, wherein the projected scene images are shot by a camera, and where in the direction of the camera is controlled by a pan-tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Beihang University
    Inventors: Guangjun Zhang, Suqi Li, Zhenzhong Wei, Zhen Liu
  • Patent number: 7420649
    Abstract: A method and a system for identifying a copy of an image sequence which is presented on a screen. At least one identifier distinct from the image sequence can be projected through the screen such that the identifier is displayed using visible light along with the image sequence. The identifier can be presented at periodic intervals and can define a theater location, a date and/or a time. A color and/or an illumination of at least a portion of the image sequence presentation can be measured. Based on the measured illumination and/or color, a projection brightness and/or color can be determined for the identifier. Also, a location on the screen through which the identifier should be projected can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: David Jay Duffield, Mark Alan Schultz, Michael Allan Sterling
  • Patent number: 7414698
    Abstract: A system for providing closed-caption text in a movie theater wherein the caption information is only visible to those patrons wishing to view the text, comprising a projector projecting a plurality of light applications onto a predetermined strip of light in a viewing area, encoding the caption text so that it will only be viewed within the predetermined strip of light in the viewing area and decoding the encoded text so that it will be viewed only by those patrons wishing to view the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventors: James Cashin, Earl Roger Hibbard
  • Patent number: 7347560
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems for projecting an image, such as a diffused image, are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Straight Signals LLC
    Inventors: Brian D. Wichner, Mark Peterson
  • Patent number: 6883917
    Abstract: A projection system that projects a text or subtitle box onto an image minimizes the contrast between the text box and the image. A transition region surrounding the text box minimizes visual disruption to the image onto which the text box is projected. The positions of optical elements of a text projector enable the text box to gradually fade out. The text projector has a lamp that defines an object plane and a light path modifier. The light path modifier is offset from the object plane, toward the lamp to blend the borders of the text box into the image projected by an image projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: InFocus Corporation
    Inventors: Brian D. Wichner, Mark Peterson
  • Patent number: 6831729
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a clapper device and method for synchronizing the auditory and visual elements in motion picture film production. The device has a standard clapper, a means of receiving timecode from an audio recorder (by wireless transmission or by cable or by some other means), a visual display for indicating a machine readable code indicating the stage of the filming process, onboard processing and storage, and a data entry means. The timecode information and machine code displayed corresponding to the point of time when the clapper is closed are used to synchronize the auditory and visual elements after digitization of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Matthew L. Davies
  • Patent number: 6809792
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming a substantially invisible watermark or copy-deterrent pattern within a motion picture frame that utilizes spectral image data in order to apply a pattern that is not objectionable to a viewer, but that can be sensed and recorded by a video camera device. A digital watermark or copy deterrent pattern, message, animation, or obscuring effect can be formed to identify a legally distributed copy, degrade the quality of an illegally recorded copy, or expand the storage requirements for an illegally recorded copy using this technique. The pattern is applied using some combination of UV and IR light sources just outside the visible range, displayed on the movie screen. An illegally recorded copy may bear a visible watermark or copy-deterrent pattern which can be detected upon playback. A copy-deterrent pattern can also be used to make video compression techniques less effective, requiring that an illegally recorded copy require excessive amounts of storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Babak Tehranchi, Timothy J. Tredwell, Paul W. Jones
  • Patent number: 6771349
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a movie anti-piracy system with sensing and reporting features. A movie projector projects a light image to reflect off of a screen, while an infrared energy projection source generates an infrared energy pattern which is reflected off the screen (or otherwise projected) in the same field of view as the light images reflecting from the screen. Infrared energy sensors are positioned in the seating area of the theater. The infrared sensors provide sensed signals respectively to a sensor response controller. The controller is responsive to the sensor signals to provide an infrared status (and other data) signal output to a control center. The control center responds to the infrared status and other data signals, from one or a plurality of theaters, and provides for reporting of information (such as security compliance, attendance, etc.) to one or multiple reporting sites (such as movie distribution studios, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventors: David H. Sitrick, James A. Fancher
  • Patent number: 6741323
    Abstract: In a motion picture subtitle system a shutter such as a mechanical dowser, LCLV, or E/O diffuser is inserted in the optical path between the supplemental projector and the motion picture screen and synchronized to the projection of the subtitles to reduce visual artifacts and enhance the cinematic presentation. A controller is arranged to receive the subtitles from a storage medium, to provide the subtitles to the supplemental projector in synchronism with the projection of the motion picture, and to alternately cause the shutter to pass the modulated light beam during an “on” state in synchronism with the motion picture so the subtitles are superimposed at desired times on desired portions of the motion picture and cause the shutter to attenuate the light beam during an “off” state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley J. Plunkett
  • Publication number: 20040027539
    Abstract: In a motion picture subtitle system a shutter such as a mechanical dowser, LCLV, or E/O diffuser is inserted in the optical path between the supplemental projector and the motion picture screen and synchronized to the projection of the subtitles to reduce visual artifacts and enhance the cinematic presentation. A controller is arranged to receive the subtitles from a storage medium, to provide the subtitles to the supplemental projector in synchronism with the projection of the motion picture, and to alternately cause the shutter to pass the modulated light beam during an “on” state in synchronism with the motion picture so the subtitles are superimposed at desired times on desired portions of the motion picture and cause the shutter to attenuate the light beam during an “off” state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley J. Plunkett
  • Patent number: 6624874
    Abstract: An apparatus for optically embedding hidden data in a source image, wherein the hidden data is updateable in real-time, the apparatus includes (a) optical masks bearing a data image and an encoding carrier image either or both of which may be updated in real-time; (b) optical components for convolving, the data image with the encoding carrier image to produce a spatially dispersed data image; and (c) optical beam combiner for combining the spatially dispersed data image with the source image to produce a source image containing embedded hidden data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Revelli, Jr., Chris W. Honsinger, Paul W. Jones, Lawrence A. Ray
  • Publication number: 20030117584
    Abstract: An apparatus for optically embedding hidden data in a source image, wherein the hidden data is updateable in real-time, the apparatus includes (a) optical masks bearing a data image and an encoding carrier image either or both of which may be updated in real-time; (b) optical components for convolving, the data image with the encoding carrier image to produce a spatially dispersed data image; and (c) optical beam combiner for combining the spatially dispersed data image with the source image to produce a source image containing embedded hidden data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Revelli, Chris W. Honsinger, Paul W. Jones, Lawrence A. Ray
  • Patent number: 5959717
    Abstract: A combination film projector and video projector for showing a single composite motion picture, and a motion picture audience monitoring system. The video projector is used to provide image content for a video display subarea on the projected film image. Thus, all of the light output of the video projector is focused on a substantially smaller subarea of the screen. Uses of the combination of both a film projector and video projector include theft deterrence and special effects. Another aspect includes a motion picture audience monitoring system including a camera and/or microphone directed at the audience and coupled to an analysis system. The audience monitoring system can be used to obtain demographic information about the attending audience. The system can be used in conjunction with a pattern recognition system to determine such information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Jerry Chaum
  • Patent number: 5638151
    Abstract: A back-lighted clap board or slate used with the identification of rolls, takes and scenes and like information in the making of films that is back-lit with an electroluminescent panel. In addition, a liquid crystal display is formed on the clap board in front of the electroluminescent panel so that the liquid crystal display is back-lit and made visible and thus in dark or semidark conditions will be energized and back-lit with the light from the electroluminescent panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Philip N. Berardi
  • Patent number: 5457507
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a back lighted clap board or slate used for the identification of rolls, takes, and scenes and like information in the making of films that is back-lit with an electroluminescent panel. The electroluminescent panel is activated by the movement of the clap board arms with respect to each other such that, when the arms open, the electroluminescent panel is illuminated. A timing circuit determines the length of time the electroluminescent panel will be lit. Either a mechanically actuated switch or a Hall effect switch may be used to control the illumination of the electroluminescent panel. In addition, a photodiode may be used to detect light intensity and activate the circuit only when the light falls below a predetermined intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Inventor: Philip N. Berardi
  • Patent number: 5367348
    Abstract: A method of subtitling motion picture films in which graphics elements, characters, or texts are added to a motion picture film by means of a laser beam travelling over the zone to be marked of the film, comprises the following two steps: a first step, in which a laser etching operation is performed by applying a laser beam whose speed of displacement over the film lies in the range about 1 cm/s to about 200 cm/s, with its power on the film lying in the range about 100 milliwatts to about 20 watts, and with the ratio V/P of the displacement speed expressed in cm/s divided by the power on the film expressed in watts lying in the range 10 to 30 so as to be high enough for the laser beam to achieve complete transformation of the emulsion in the etched zones by causing the emulsion to be heated, softened, and dislocated, but without totally eliminating the transformed emulsion; and a second step, in which the etched film is subjected to cleaning treatment for cleaning the etched zones so that the particles of emu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignees: Titra Film, Titra Europe Holding BV
    Inventors: Savely Nachmanson, Everardus J. Bovelander
  • Patent number: 5285225
    Abstract: Motion-picture camera with a taking optics for projecting frames onto a motion-picture film, moved by means of a film transport mechanism along a film path. In addition, in the vicinity of the film path a frame-projection device (16) is located to project an additional frame (32) onto motion-picture film (3) and/or to superimpose a partial frame (36, 37) on frame (31) exposed or to be exposed by taking optics (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Otto Blaschek, Karl-Heinz Schwank, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: 5218403
    Abstract: An apparatus including a support bar linearly aligned with a platform mounted at a forward distal end of the support bar, with the support bar including a forward support plate arranged parallel to and spaced from a rear support plate extending downwardly relative to a rear distal end of the platform, with the support bar and platform including a bottom surface canted downwardly. The platform is arranged to mount a camcorder thereon for alignment with a photograph mounted to a mounting plate that is orthogonally mounted to a top wall of a slide bar slidably oriented relative to the support bar. The mounting plate is laterally offset relative to the slide bar to align the mounting plate relative to an optical lens of an associated camcorder mounted to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventor: William H. Smith
  • Patent number: 5031122
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adding titles, subtitles, and computer-generated images to pre-existing film images as part of the process of rephotography or photographic printing, in which a light valve is used first to create a high-contrast mask to prevent double exposure, and the same light valve is subsequently used to expose the image of the titles, subtitles, or computer-generated graphics onto the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventor: Craig D. Witty
  • Patent number: 4938585
    Abstract: A method of high speed recording of images and of information associated with the images by means of a motion picture camera (10) for high speed shooting, the camera being equipped with an image pulse generator, and the method comprising the following steps during shooting: acquiring and storing the information associated with the images in a large capacity fast access memory (32) at the image rate under the control of the image pulses generated by said camera image pulse generator; and electro-optically writing at least one reference signal on the motion picture film beside the image corresponding to the first stored information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Societe Francaise d'Appareillage de Telecommandes
    Inventors: Bernard Weiffenbach, Bernard Gizard
  • Patent number: 4859994
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying movie subtitles has a liquid crystal display capable of forming alphanumeric images in polarized light on a cross-polarized light background. A decoder, a microprocessor and a driver are used to transfer coded information on standard movie film into appropriate subtitles which are then formed on the liquid crystal display. A polarizing material is provided to selective viewers to enable the viewers to distinguish the alphanumeric subtitles from the liquid crystal display background. This polarizing material is provided in the form of glasses which can be cross-polarized to either the alphanumeric images or to the background thereby either providing darkened letters on a light background or light letters on a darkened background. The subtitle apparatus and the method for its use can be used as a closed captioning system to allow the hearing impaired to view movies in movie theaters without loss of the dialogue portion of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Inventors: Malcolm Zola, Marcia Zola, Daniel Zola
  • Patent number: 4854696
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for applying indicia to processed cinematic film, where film includes a cellulosic substrate layer and at least one emulsion layer. The apparatus comprises:a UV pulse laser for generating a laser beam capable of vaporizing the emulsion;a mechanism for directing the beam to the emulsion;a mask interposed between the laser and the film; the mask has UV-transparent portions in the shape of the indicia, which allow the beam to pass through the mask and impinge upon the film and vaporize the emulsion in the shape of the indicia;a modulator responsive to the indicia for controlling the intensity and duration of the beam;a film transport mechanism;an alignment mechanism for aligning the laser with the indicia and with a frame of the film; anda transport mechanism responsive to the indicia for transporting the film to bring a desired film frame in alignment with the laser mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Inventor: Moshe Guez
  • Patent number: 4769678
    Abstract: A photograph printing apparatus arranged to print a main picture and an illustration picture in a single frame on printing paper. The apparatus has a main picture negative film mount for carrying a negative film having the main picture and an illustration negative film mount for carrying a negative film having the illustration picture. The former film mount and the latter film mount are arranged to interlockingly move in the same direction to alternatively travel toward and away from the optical axis of exposure light. This arrangement enables rapid printing of photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Komoda, Tatsuo Iizuka, Yoshimi Suganuma, Katumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 4746207
    Abstract: An automatic printing machine for printing text on film has a main shaft (40) which is provided with an eccentric operative in driving a pressure-plate supporting slide via a knee joint which can be straightened out by a rotary magnet (41). Arranged on the opposite side of the film path is an open bracket structure (30), on which a counter-pressure plate (30) is mounted. The pressure exerted by the counter-pressure plate can be varied with the aid of a force source which is independent of the bracket structure (30), and consequently the bracket structure does not need to take up the counter-pressure exerted by the counter-pressure plate and is not subjected to said pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: AB Film Teknik
    Inventor: Bjorn Selin
  • Patent number: 4730918
    Abstract: An automatic printing machine for printing text on film has a main shaft (40) which is provided with an eccentric operative in driving a pressure-plate supporting slide via a knee joint which can be straightened/out by a rotary magnet (41). Arranged on the opposite side of the film path is an open bracket structure (30), on which a counter-pressure plate (30) is mounted. The pressure exerted by the counter-pressure plate can be varied with the aid of a force source which is independent of the bracket structure (30), and consequently the bracket structure does not need to take-up the counter-pressure exerted by the counter-pressure plate and is not subjected to said pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: AB Film-Teknik
    Inventor: Bjorn Selin
  • Patent number: 4673266
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for display of subtitles in connection with a motion picture are disclosed. A film strip includes coded signals adjacent a frame to be projected. These signals are detected by a detector and a microprocessor is controlled by the detector. The microprocessor has a sequence of subtitles recorded in a memory, and a display is activated by the microprocessor to exhibit a subtitle which corresponds to a detected coded signal. The microprocessor can contain subtitles for a plurality of languages, and multiple displays may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Inventor: Fabrizio Fiumi
  • Patent number: 4666271
    Abstract: The present invention consists of registering, selecting and counting the N images of a cinematographic film (C1) to be subtitled; the composition of the said subtitles is composed by computer, then copied on a black and white film (NB1) of N images by means of a screen copier (1); this composition of subtitling is recorded in memory (5) on computer (4); the color film (C2) and the black and white film (NB2), with subtitles, permit obtaining, by superposition, the color copy (C2) with reserved spaces for the subtitles, (NB2 being the developed film NB1), a color copy film (C2) the subtitles of which are still perceptible thus being obtained; the color copy film (C2) is loaded into the camera (2) of the screen copier (1), while the subtitles memorized then colored by the computer are projected onto the screen of the screen copier with a perfect alignment with respect to the images of the color film copy (C2) which is in place in the camera of the said screen copier; the subtitles are colored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Inventor: Christian Gonsot
  • Patent number: 4283766
    Abstract: An automated camera control drives a video or motion picture camera along multiple independent axes of movement to position the camera for recording an image of a field of view, typically focused upon a model or artwork in special effects motion picture photography. Key position coordinates are manually defined for specific frames of film in a film transport. The automated system generates axial coordinates at each intermediate frame and drives the camera to the intermediate positions thereby defined, as well as the several key positions defined manually. The camera is mounted upon a carriage and a model can also be mounted in relation to the camera and moved in coordinated fashion along a multiplicity of axes. The system accepts manual additions of specified key positions and position data, and the key position information can be edited or deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Assignee: Walt Disney Productions
    Inventors: R. David Snyder, Donald W. Iwerks, Robert R. Otto, Lee R. Richardson, David S. Inglish
  • Patent number: 4245906
    Abstract: A system for optically combining two images that may be photographed with a camera as a single image. The system is specifically adapted to generate slides in which lettering or graphic designs may be superimposed over various background patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Inventor: Robert J. Froehlich
  • Patent number: 4160585
    Abstract: A special effects device for use in motion pictures, television, and the like having an outer, middle and inner frame. The middle frame is mounted in the outer frame for translational movement relative thereto and the inner frame is mounted in the middle frame for translational movement relative to the middle frame. Motor means are provided to impart translational movements to the middle and inner frames. An object is supported within the inner frame and by co-ordinating the movements of the inner and middle frames, the object is put into motion. The outer frame may also be moved to give the object movement in the direction perpendicular to the movement of the middle and inner frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1979
    Inventor: Warren Keillor
  • Patent number: 4056312
    Abstract: A machine for preparing titles for motion picture films, and having a continuous belt driven by two parallel shaft rollers and transparent plates for the mounting of objects to be photographed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1977
    Inventor: Werner Uhlig
  • Patent number: 4050793
    Abstract: A portable slating device comprises a light-tight housing having a lens on the front thereof and a copyholder on the rear thereof. When the lens on the front end of the housing is positioned adjacent the lens of a movie camera whose scene takes are to be identified by slating information, the housing lens functions as a supplementary close-up lens cooperating with the camera lens to sharply focus the information in the copyholder onto the film in the movie camera. When the filming of a scene-take starts, the operator closes a switch for simultaneously energizing a synchronizing light bulb located within the housing and an audio signal device mounted on the housing to provide for synchronizing the visual action of the film with the sound track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Inventor: Howard W. Hoadley
  • Patent number: 4017177
    Abstract: A photosetter comprises a main projection system having a projection objective for projecting a type image from an object plane onto a setting plane. The image at the object plane is provided either by a type carrier film located in the object plane, or, alternately or simultaneously, by an intermediate image projected from a film in a remotely located auxiliary projection system. Each projection system may comprise its own light source and condenser, or the light source for the auxiliary system can be used for both systems. In one embodiment, a movable mirror is used to direct the intermediate image to the object plane. Furthermore, the auxiliary projection system may include means for changing the size or distorting the intermediate image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1977
    Assignee: H. Berthold A.G.
    Inventor: Siegfried Kuhnle