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8885094 Accessory, camera, accessory shoe, and connector  
An accessory which is controlled by a control signal supplied from a camera, includes: a terminal section having a plurality of terminals located adjacent to each other in an array that extends in...
8644699 Method and apparatus for light emitting diode control  
An apparatus has a light emitting diode module that has one or more light emitting diodes each with a light emitting circuitry. The apparatus further has a controller functionally connected with...
8406618 Camera  
A camera according to the present invention includes a camera body where an image pickup mechanism is mounted, and a strobe unit is provided in the camera body. A wiring board to which a lead wire...
8384823 Method and apparatus for maximizing the sustainable flash of a handheld portable electronic device  
A method and apparatus for maintaining a maximum sustained flash current over the whole length of a flash using a programmable current drive in a handheld portable device powered by a battery. The...
8295696 Camera module and imaging apparatus  
A camera module includes a barrel, a movable lens movable in the barrel in an optical axis direction, an imaging device that captures an image of a subject viewed through the movable lens and an...
8184969 Method and apparatus for power management in an electronic device  
An electronic device and method for power management in an electronic device is provided. In an embodiment, the electronic device includes the functionality of a personal digital assistant,...
8145051 Image pickup apparatus using light emitting device and method of controlling the same  
An image pickup apparatus which is capable of reducing possibility of missing a good moment to take a photo and reducing electric power wasted for strobe shooting. The image pickup apparatus is...
8059192 Method and apparatus for maximizing the sustainable flash of a handheld portable electronic device  
A method and apparatus for maintaining a maximum sustained flash current over the whole length of a flash using a programmable current drive in a handheld portable device powered by a battery. The...
7991282 Method and circuit for charging of super capacitor as energy source for flash diodes  
A circuit and method for charging a super capacitor to an optimal voltage that provides a desired flash diode current value while minimizing power dissipation in circuit elements other than the...
7970272 Method and apparatus for power management in an electronic device  
An electronic device and method for power management in an electronic device is provided. In an embodiment, the electronic device includes the functionality of a personal digital assistant,...
7949246 Control circuit for the synchronized or alternate triggering of at least two flash devices  
A control circuit responsive to a flash activating signal of a camera for the synchronous or alternate activation of at least two flash devices is disclosed. Each flash device includes a flash...
7912365 Image capture apparatus with charged capacitor switching device for photoflash  
A charged capacitor switching device for a photoflash is provided and includes a flash control unit, a capacitor charging/discharging unit, a charged capacitor switching unit and an illumination...
7835640 Method and system for operating a camera flash on a mobile device  
Various embodiments are described herein for a method and related apparatus for safely operating a camera flash on a mobile device powered by a battery module. Upon determination that the camera...
7782018 Adaptive current limiting for any power source with output equivalent series resistance  
Adaptive current limiting for any power source to limit power drain of one load on the power source to maintain a minimum power source voltage for proper operation of other loads on the power...
7775575 Power management system and method for photographic wireless communication  
A system and method for setting the power operating condition of a photographic wireless communication device. An information representing a shutter speed of a camera body is detected from the...
7777809 Method and apparatus for maximizing the sustainable flash of a handheld portable electronic device  
A method and apparatus for maintaining a maximum sustained flash current over the whole length of a flash using a programmable current drive in a handheld portable device powered by a battery. The...
7769288 Image taking apparatus and method of light emission  
A relatively small current is supplied to an LED arranged on a center portion, of two or more LED's, and a relatively large current is supplied to an LED arranged on a peripheral portion, of the...
7702234 Image-taking apparatus  
An image-taking apparatus includes: an A/D conversion circuit having an amplifier that is capable of amplifying image signals per shooting frame; and a gain changer that changes the gain of the...
7616882 Method and apparatus for power management in an electronic device  
An electronic device and method for power management in an electronic device is provided. In an embodiment, the electronic device includes the functionality of a personal digital assistant,...
7539407 Image taking apparatus with flash device  
An ornament plate of a ring-shape made of a metal with a high heat radiation effect, for instance, aluminum, is attached to an end surface on an object side of a lens barrel such that the ornament...
7522831 Charging device for camera flash  
A charging device (1) for a camera flash includes a digital signal processor (10) providing a pulse width modulation signal and receiving a feedback signal, a voltage boosting circuit (20)...
7512333 Method and apparatus for powering a strobe for retinal imaging  
A lightweight, small, high-voltage power supply for a xenon flash lamp or strobe permits rapid and reliable strobing for retinal imaging. In one embodiment the power supply can develop 500 volts...
7492491 Image processing apparatus  
An image processing apparatus includes a CPU. In a camera mode, a TIFF file in which main image data is stored in such a manner as to satisfy a predetermined condition is recorded-by the CPU in a...
7359632 Flash apparatus, image capture apparatus having a flash apparatus, and method of controlling a flash apparatus  
A flash apparatus or an image capture apparatus includes a charging unit, configured to boost a voltage of an electric source and a control unit, configured to calculate the sum of the light...
6983106 Synchronizer for fundus camera  
A synchronizer is provided to establish a mechanical switching interface between an electronic digital color camera and a fundus camera for appropriately coordinating the complete opening of the...
6804461 Flash apparatus and auxiliary battery apparatus  
A flash apparatus operates on power supplied from internal batteries and an external battery in an auxiliary battery apparatus. A battery check is executed by detecting the charge speed at which a...
6650833 Exposure control drive apparatus  
To prevent temporary reduction of battery voltage when driving a shutter, an exposure control drive apparatus is provided with a boosting circuit for boosting a voltage of the battery and...
6643461 Photoflash projection device and a method of using the device  
A Photoflash Projection Device and a method of use includes a linear discharge tube in an elongated concave reflector, powered by a self-contained multiplying circuit. The reflector, having a...
6564015 Electronic flash device  
In an electronic flash device, a driving circuit (12) drives a piezoelectric transformer (13) in response to an oscillation signal of a predetermined frequency, which is output from an oscillation...
6556790 Electronic flash device  
An electronic flash device includes: a flash light emission circuit that performs a flash light emission; a light emission control circuit that supplies power for light emission to the flash light...
6546205 Charging circuit and accompanying equipment  
A charging circuit detects a battery voltage Vp and a charging voltage of a main condenser. When a charge of the condenser is instructed, if the battery voltage is smaller than prescribed value...
6516144 Lens-fitted photo film unit and flash device  
In a film unit, a charge operation member is held on a fron side of a guide member to be slidable between an ON position to turn on a flash charge switch of a built-in flash device and an OFF...
6476564 Flash light emitting device  
The flash light emitting device includes a charging circuit for charging the light emitting energy into a capacitor by boosting a power supply voltage, and a light emitting circuit for making a...
6456797 Electronic flash unit with alternative capacitor switching  
An electronic flash unit has alternative (dual) capacitor switching to reduce flash ready time for flash firing.
6445881 Camera with belt clip movable to ready an electronic device such as an electronic flash  
A camera comprising a particular device such as an electronic flash that needs electrical energy to be able to operate and has a power switch capable of being changed from a normal state to a...
6434338 Camera with dual-function battery/manual operating button unit  
A camera comprising a power source battery, and an exteriorly accessible operating button that is manually moveable to initiate at least one operation in the camera, is characterized in that the...
6393220 Camera with electronic flash  
A power source part supplies power to an electronic flash charging circuit and camera circuits such as an LCD backlight circuit. When the charge begins, the electricity stops being supplied to the...
6393221 Electronic flash unit with integrated flash charge switch  
An electronic flash unit includes a flash circuit board, an illumination-producing flash tube having two opposite end electrodes, respective electrical conductors contacting the opposite end...
6320573 Driving a memory display in a camera  
A camera having an electronic flash unit which provides a source of high voltage and having a display for displaying an image, which includes the display including material which is effective in a...
6304722 One-time use camera with film winding detection to enable exposure-related component  
A one-time use camera comprising a filmstrip having successive frames including first- and last-to-be-exposed frames and a pre-exposure frame immediately preceding the first-to-be-exposed frame, a...
6289179 Power supplying device for flashes  
A power supplying device for flashes includes a base having a bottom formed with two opposite grooves, a threaded hole vertically extending therethrough, and two threaded holes, at least a...
6256457 Camera having a vibration compensation device and a strobe emitting device  
A camera equipped with a vibration detection unit which detects vibrations in the camera, a vibration compensation unit which performs vibration compensation based on the vibration detection...
6175690 Flash camera with extendable arm for disabling the flash unit  
A flash camera has an extendable arm mechanically coupled to a flash on/off switch. The arm extends from the camera body when the switch is on the "on" position, and automatically retracts and...
6160958 Tamper resistant electronic flash unit for one-time-use camera  
A tamper resistant electronic flash unit comprising a pair of first and second flash circuit boards arranged parallel to one another in order to have respective inner sides that face towards each...
6147460 Flash apparatus  
In a power supply device for a flash apparatus having the primary winding side of a transformer and an oscillation-controlling switching element connected in parallel to a power supply and the...
6104144 Charging circuit for stroboscope  
A conventional stroboscope circuit in use for a film camera has encountered with problems that charging of a main capacitor is incapable when other functions of the camera are operated and that a...
6081673 Camera control circuit  
A camera control circuit is provided which is capable of carrying out a control operation under a required high voltage even in the case of using a low withstand voltage circuit element which is...
6064176 Electronic apparatus and flash device  
An electronic apparatus capable of selectively using a plurality of kinds of batteries includes a battery discriminating circuit for making a discrimination of the kind of the battery used, and a...
6061527 Camera  
A D/A converter performs a D/A conversion on digital light quantity indication data outputted from a CPU to generate an analog light quantity indication signal. The analog light quantity...
6061528 Flash device  
In a flash device of the kind preventing a main capacitor from being overcharged by inhibiting a charging action on the main capacitor when the voltage of the main capacitor reaches a...

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