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8731389 Auto-focus mechanism for vision system camera  
This invention provides an electro-mechanical auto-focus function for a smaller-diameter lens type that nests, and is removably mounted, within the mounting space and thread arrangement of a...
8731388 Method for automatically focusing applied to camera module  
The present invention provides a method for automatically focusing applied to a camera module. The method comprises the following steps: (a). determining a value of a modulation transfer function...
8727642 Quick-release camera mounting system  
There is provided a quick-release camera mounting system for connecting a camera to an object, such as tripod, backpack strap or belt. The camera has a base. The system includes an adapter with a...
8730374 Focus detection apparatus  
An image capture apparatus includes: an image sensor including a plurality of image forming pixels that generate an image generation signal, and focus detection pixels that divide a pupil region of...
8727647 Actuator  
An actuator including a magnetic field generator configured to provide a magnetic field; and a conductive element mounted for movement relative to the magnetic field generator wherein the...
8731393 Optical apparatus including light amount adjusting apparatus  
An optical apparatus includes a stop having an aperture, two filter members each including a first area that includes a transmissive part and a gradation part having a transmittance that is lower...
8727967 Endoscope with guide  
An instrument for use with an endoscope may include an elongate section configured to move exterior to the endoscope. The elongate section may include a distal end and a proximal end. The...
8731394 Lens apparatus  
Provided is a lens apparatus including: an optical member; and an operation member, which is connected to the optical member and is operated to drive the optical member, in which: the lens...
8731392 Illumination unit  
A luminous unit (1) for an optical recording device (13) comprising a light source (2) for generating radiation and a partly reflective element, which is disposed downstream of the light source (2)...
8727643 Imaging device mount for interconnection with sighting devices  
A device for use in connection with various viewing and imaging devices is disclosed. More specifically, a mount is provided that is both capable of being attached to preexisting viewing devices,...
8727645 Shutter assembly with drive ring-mounted magnet  
A shutter assembly includes a drive ring having a permanent magnet disposed thereon. The shutter assembly also includes a solenoid defining a gap between first and second magnetic poles thereof,...
8730368 Light transmittance adjusting device, image apparatus including the same, and method of fabricating the light transmittance adjusting device  
A light transmittance adjusting device is provided, including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a first elastomer layer disposed between the first and second electrodes. A light...
8730344 Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same for setting a white balance  
A digital photographing apparatus and method of using the digital photographing apparatus that can manually set a white balance gain. The digital photographing apparatus including a light-emitting...
8730378 Optical apparatus  
An optical apparatus includes: a first focus detection unit that detects a focusing condition of an image forming optical system through a first focus detection method and outputs a first focus...
8731387 Systems apparatus, and methods for stabilizing mobile devices  
Systems, apparatus, methods, etc. for stabilizing mobile devices. Various embodiments provide stabilizers which comprise a counter weight lever, a counter weight, and a handle. A yaw axis defined...
8731395 Finder unit, image capturing apparatus, and computer readable medium  
Provided is a finder unit including: a transmission-type display section that displays information as overlaid on a subject image; and a display controller that, when an illuminating section...
8731391 Reduced pre-flash for LED flash based camera devices  
A mobile device comprising a processor, a camera module, and a flash configured to generate at least one of a reduced pre-flash, a standard pre-flash and a flash. The processor, in response to...
8731390 Electromagnetic actuators for digital cameras  
Electromagnetic actuators for digital cameras, in particular miniature cell-phone and tablet cameras, include an electromagnet with a first elongated ferromagnetic member surrounded coaxially in...
8730386 Imaging apparatus including metal main frame as assembly basis  
The imaging apparatus includes a lens mount to which a lens unit is mountable, an imaging unit operable to generate an image signal, and a shutter unit that is arranged between the lens mount and...
8727646 Focal plane shutter for digital cameras  
When a hold member rotates on a shaft counterclockwise in the set operation, pressing parts of a pressing member which is fitted on top end of the hold member press pressed parts of iron piece...
8730381 Image pickup system, camera and interchangeable lens  
The image pickup system includes a camera and an interchangeable lens having an image-taking optical system. The camera includes an image sensor to photoelectrically convert an object image formed...
8724011 Image pickup apparatus and control method therefor  
The image pickup apparatus includes a first detector detecting a first in-focus position by a phase difference detection method using paired image signals, a controller controlling position of a...
8723983 Image correction circuit, image capture device, image correction method, and image correction program  
An image capture device for capturing an image of an object includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements configured to output a signal corresponding to the image based on an amount of...
8724982 Focus control device, focus control method, lens system, focus lens driving method, and program  
A focus control device includes: an in-detection-range focal depth number calculation section that calculates the number of in-detection-range focal depths as the number of focal depths, which are...
8724887 Environmental modifications to mitigate environmental factors  
A method of depth imaging includes acquiring a depth image from a depth camera, identifying an environmental factor invalidating depth information in one or more portions of the depth image, and...
8722135 Method for discharging chemical solution  
An object is to provide a chemical solution application apparatus capable of applying a chemical solution evenly and without irregularity by a spin coating method. A plurality of nozzles are...
8721197 Image device, surveillance camera, and mask method of camera screen  
In a microcomputer included in an image device, a mask 2D 3D converting section expresses coordinates of a 2-dimensional image plane defined by an imaging element having a rectangular contour in a...
8723968 Image pickup apparatus  
An image pickup apparatus has a camera-shake correction mechanism which performs camera-shake correction by moving an image pickup element with respect to a lens unit. The image pickup apparatus...
8724981 Imaging apparatus, focus position detecting method, and computer program product  
An imaging apparatus includes: a focus lens; an imaging device; a movement detecting unit that detects the movement of an image on the basis of a difference between a plurality of image data which...
8723934 Projected user interface onto the surface of an appliance  
A projected display, onto the surface of an appliance, of a user interface that can be utilized to make selections regarding the operation of the appliance is described. Where the surface is part...
8721200 Protector for camera lens  
A protector for camera lens includes a shell, a lens, and a positioning member. The shell is formed with an aperture. The lens and the positioning member are received in the aperture, and the lens...
8724983 Flash structure for the camera function of a handheld electronic device  
A flash structure for the camera function of a handheld electronic device having at least a camera module as well as an image sensor and a camera lens contained in the camera module, comprising an...
8721198 Camera head with pan, roll and tilt movement  
A remote control and/or gyrostabilized camera head has circular roll track segments on roll arms. A roll frame has first and second motor supports or housings. A roll motor on or in the first motor...
8723943 Pipeline inspection system  
An inspection system configured for “no-blow” use in a pressurized gas pipeline includes a push rod wound around a spool for convenient deployment and portability. A camera disposed on one end of ...
8721199 Slide-able mount for an image device  
A camera slider system that supports a camera for longitudinal sliding. The camera sliding system comprises a pair of longitudinal rail members and a carriage system. The rail members are spaced at...
8725206 Disabling operation of a camera on a handheld mobile communication device based upon enabling or disabling devices  
A handheld communication device capable of transmitting and receiving at least voice and text communication. The device has a body assembly including a front face arranged to be directed toward an...
8724979 Imaging enclosure apparatus and methods  
An imaging apparatus for imaging an object has an enclosure chassis that defines an enclosed imaging volume and that provides an imaging aperture to a camera apparatus that mounts against the...
8724980 Lens driving apparatus and control method thereof, and image capturing apparatus and control method thereof  
A lens driving apparatus comprises: a zoom lens driven in an optical axis direction; first and second correction lenses driven in the optical axis direction; a storage unit that stores, for each...
8718464 View finder and camera  
The view finder includes an observation optical system for enlarged observation of information displayed on a display section. The observation optical system includes an optical path bending member...
8717451 Camera system, camera body and interchangeable lens  
The camera body includes a synchronizing signal generator that generates a synchronizing signal, a body controller that controls the camera body and generates a command to control the...
8718463 Camera adaptor box and camera control method  
An adapter for controlling a first camera and a second camera, which exhibit differing operating characteristics, in a three-dimension (3D) camera imaging system. The adapter provides a camera...
8714845 Developer, process for treating developing solution, process for producing printing plate, and filter apparatus  
A process for producing a printing plate, includes feeding a developing solution to an exposed photosensitive resin composition layer; passing the developing solution, in which a photosensitive...
8717691 Lens barrel  
A lens barrel includes a lens group including a fixed lens including one or more lenses and an adjustment lens including one or more lenses, and a lens frame to hold the lens group, including an...
8714841 Camera pod  
A camera pod for an aircraft includes a housing with a plurality of camera compartments configured to downwardly angle a camera therein and a port for the lens of a camera. A pliant member is...
8714842 Tripod head  
A tripod head comprising a resilient force adjusting mechanism which includes a rotating operation part, a cam which is coupled to the rotating operation part and slides with the rotation of the...
8717482 Lens assembly with an image sensor backoff mechanism  
A lens assembly includes a base frame, an image sensor, a lens barrel, a lens and a backoff mechanism. By means of the backoff mechanism, the image sensor is mounted at the base frame and movable...
8718459 Method and digital camera having improved autofocus  
The present disclosure provides a multi-lens device and method having improved autofocus. The method comprises: determining from a first focus value and second focus value whether a focus distance...
8718460 Range finding device, range finding method, image capturing device, and image capturing method  
A range-finding device includes: a plurality of image capturing elements that are provided at a predetermined interval; a lens that forms an image of a range-finding object on each of the image...
8718458 Imaging unit  
An imaging unit includes an incident-side reflecting surface provided in a casing and reflects object-emanating light, entering the casing in a thickness direction thereof, along a lengthwise...
8714843 Camera module and method of manufacturing the same  
Camera module embodiments and methods of manufacturing camera modules are provided. A camera module can include a housing and a printed circuit board having an image sensor. The housing can be...