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8786847 Light measuring meter apparatus  
This invention is related to a light measuring apparatus and a method of using the device. It is used to measure various photometric quantities of the light emanating from a distant source of light.
8783978 Shutter having magnet-driven drive ring  
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,...
8786549 Gyro mouse de-drift and hand jitter reduction  
A gyroscope-based device uses a probability model to assign probability of the device being in an intended static state to each received sample of gyroscope data. A new drift error compensation...
8786730 Image exposure using exclusion regions  
Calculating a gain setting for a primary image sensor includes receiving a test-matrix of pixels from a test image sensor, and receiving a first-frame matrix of pixels from a primary image sensor....
8787743 Cable connection structure and endoscope apparatus  
A cable connection structure includes: a cable including a core wire and an external covering layer covering the core wire; a board on which an electrode is formed, the core wire being electrically...
8783973 Hand held camera mount  
A hand held camera unit comprises a shoulder assembly and a platform assembly for releasably holding a camera. A connector is provided between the shoulder assembly and the platform assembly, and...
8787747 Image stabilizer device, interchangeable lens, and camera system  
The disclosure herein aims to provide an image stabilizer device that generates a more appropriate shake signal. The image stabilizer device for a camera system in the present disclosure includes a...
8787748 Image capturing system, image capturing device, and image capturing method  
To enable satisfactory simultaneous and widely varied pictures to be obtained, for example, by allowing a common user to obtain an overall picture while the common user performing desired image...
8786767 Rapid synchronized lighting and shuttering  
This document describes various apparatuses and techniques for rapid synchronized lighting and shuttering. These apparatuses and techniques are capable of capturing two images, where one of the...
8779341 Imaging apparatus and exposure control method  
A control unit sets a first control value for causing a charge accumulation unit to execute a first accumulation and obtaining first image data and a second control value for causing the charge...
8780161 System and method for modifying images  
The present invention describes a method of modifying an image in a video that includes the step of capturing a visible light image of an area, where the visible light image captured at a first...
8780264 Camera drive device  
A camera driving apparatus according to the present invention includes a camera section 100; a fixed unit including a protrusion section 202 at least partially formed of a magnetic member and has a...
8780232 System and method for analyzing a digital image  
A method of analyzing images captured using an imaging device is provided herein. The analysis provides suggestions for changing a parameter of the imaging device during subsequent image capture.
8781316 Image capturing device and activation method therefor  
An image capturing device includes a first controller operable to control image capturing; an operation section including a switch; a detector operable to detect a change to an image capturing mode...
8777499 Method for manufacturing camera module and camera module  
Certain embodiments provide methods for manufacturing camera module including arranging a camera module body in a first shield and forming a resin having a light shielding effect. The camera module...
8781312 Airtight bag for cameras and other electronic equipment  
A protective cover for a camera having a lens and an image viewer, the protective cover comprises a molded elasticized housing forming a chamber having a body shaped portion and a lens shaped...
8781315 Camera accessory device that is removably attached to camera-side accessory shoe  
A camera accessory device which not only makes it possible to prevent a camera-side accessory shoe from being scratched thereby, but also encores positive electrical connection between the camera...
8781314 Image sensing apparatus, control method, and user interface display apparatus  
An image sensing apparatus on which a plurality of lens units are interchangeably mountable includes a system controller configured to acquired information specific to a mounted lens unit from the...
8781311 Document holder for a portable imaging apparatus  
A detachable document-holding device for holding a document at a substantially fixated distance from a lens disposed at a back surface of a portable imaging apparatus. The document-holding device...
8781313 Lens apparatus and image pickup system  
A lens apparatus detachable from an image pickup apparatus includes a focus lens, a driver configured to drive the focus lens, a first position detector configured to detect a position of the focus...
8780205 Image recording apparatus with slidable concealing cover  
A body-mountable image capture device comprising a device body and a cover slidably mounted onto the device body, the device body comprising a camera, the cover sliding between a first position and...
8780468 Lens barrel  
A lens barrel is provided that includes an optical system, a housing, a cover member, an electronic part, a flexible substrate. The optical system is configured to form an optical image of a...
8780263 Balanced mounting arrangement for, and method of, steadily supporting a motion-sensitive, image capture device  
A balanced mounting arrangement stably supports a motion-sensitive, image capture device, and includes a mount for holding the device during image capture, and a handheld equipoising structure...
8773579 Accessory controlled by camera and camera that controls accessory  
An accessory is an accessary controlled by a camera. The accessory includes an information holding section that holds predetermined information by which the camera determines whether or not the...
8774617 Camera and photographic lens  
A camera is provided which is adapted to receive a photographic lens having a diaphragm. The camera includes a detection unit configured to execute electric charge accumulation for detecting a...
8774614 System and method for capturing time-lapse photographs  
A method for generating a series of time-lapse photographs exhibiting minimal flicker is presented. The preferred method is adaptable to capture a series of time-lapse photographs of a sunset from...
8774618 Adjustable camera flash mounting device  
An adjustable camera flash mounting bracket device for rapid camera flash repositioning in relation to a camera attachment platform in selective orientation. The camera flash mounting bracket...
8773762 Lens barrel having an image-stabilizing insertable/removable optical element  
A lens barrel having an insertable/removable optical element includes an advancing/retracting member, an anti-shake frame supported by the advancing/retracting member, an insertable/removable frame...
8774612 Formable photographic device  
A photographic device including a formable portion comprising a reflective surface, wherein said formable portion is for retainably forming the reflective surface into a plurality of shapes, and...
8770868 Camera accessory  
An accessory side mount of the camera accessory includes at least a first limiting portion and a second limiting portion that is different from the first limiting portion. When the first through...
8774613 Latent fingerprint imaging system  
This document relates to a latent fingerprint imaging system. The system includes a light source that illuminates a sample surface having a raw latent fingerprint. The system further includes an...
8770764 Programmable de-fogger system for a light projector  
A light projector for operation during a show that contains theatrical haze. The light projector may include a light source, a lens, a fan, and a housing having an inner chamber. The lens may have...
8775008 Electrical system health monitor (ESHM) system and method  
An engine-powered vehicle includes an engine, a battery corresponding to a battery voltage, a starter, an alternator, a plurality of switchable electrical loads, a key switch configured to control...
8770866 Camera swing head  
A camera swing head includes a hub having a hole ring including a plurality of radially spaced apart holes. A swing plate is rotatably attached to the hub. An indexing and locking assembly allows...
8774619 Dual polarizing hood  
A polarizing hood including a first polarized filter with the center of the filter removed. Placed forward and in front of the first polarized filter is a second linear polarized filter...
8770867 Lifting unit for pipe inspection systems  
A lifting unit for pipe inspection systems for lifting a head unit, comprising a base support with a connection module for connection to a connection unit of a carriage, a lifting system with at...
8773550 Range measurement using multiple coded apertures  
A method of using an image capture device to identify range information for objects in a scene includes providing an image capture device having an image sensor, at least two coded apertures, and a...
8774615 Lens barrel that performs photographic lens extension and retraction, image pickup apparatus including lens barrel  
A lens barrel which can be extended over a larger amount without increasing the length of the lens barrel in a collapsed state. A movable barrel having a cam formed on an inner periphery thereof is...
8774616 Camera system and interchangeable lens  
The present invention provides an interchangeable lens mounted on a camera body in an exchangeable manner, and the interchangeable lens includes: an optical system in which a state of a subject...
8773574 Image pickup apparatus having improved contrast autofocus accuracy  
An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device that includes a plurality of focus detection pixels, a phase difference detection type of a first focus detector, a contrast detection type...
8767037 Systems and methods for panoramic imaging  
Systems and techniques for panoramic imaging are disclosed herein. Systems for capturing a panoramic image of a panoramic field of view include a fisheye lens having a first field of view, a mirror...
8764318 Dome camera  
The dome camera is a fixed-type dome camera having a camera lens, a direction of which is manually set. An inner cover is supported to a parallel support portion of a base. A dome cover is...
8768157 Multiple degree of freedom actuator  
A multiple degree of freedom actuator can have at least one first MEMS actuator configured to move a platform in translation and at least one second MEMS actuator configured to move the platform in...
8767097 Image capturing device and lens actuating device and lens actuating method thereof  
The present invention discloses an image capturing device and a lens actuating device and a lens actuating method thereof. The lens actuating device comprises a focus lens group, a zoom lens group,...
8764320 Light screening apparatus and fabricating method thereof  
A light screening apparatus and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The light screening apparatus includes: a base plate including a first electrode; at least one material layer on the...
8768161 Optical apparatus accessory and optical apparatus  
The optical apparatus accessory includes multiple terminal faces arranged in a direction of a relative movement for attachment to an optical apparatus and allowed to make contact with multiple...
8768160 Flicker band automated detection system and method  
A flicker band automated detection system and method are presented. In one embodiment an incidental motion mitigation exposure setting method includes receiving image input information; performing...
8764321 Restricting blade, light quantity adjusting device, optical apparatus, and method for manufacturing restricting blade  
Provided is a restricting blade 21 which includes a blade substrate 21w and a blade end face 21u defining an aperture diameter as being an end face of the blade substrate 21w, while the blade end...
8768155 System and method for obtaining photographic and/or videographic images  
A photographic system and integrated methods thereof that makes use of four frames and light heads on robotic brackets, which can be positioned automatically using a mechanical gantry device. The...
8768159 Combination dark field and bright field illuminator  
Embodiments are disclosed of an apparatus including a curved reflector having an interior and an open end; a light module positioned around a perimeter of the open end of the reflector, the light...