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8807849 Frame and insert for mounting mobile device to a tripod  
An apparatus for mounting a mobile device on a tripod includes a frame with a rigid peripheral member defining an opening therethrough. The peripheral member includes a mount configured to...
8811811 Camera system and method for generating high-quality HDR images or videos  
A system for generating an output image is provided. A first camera of a camera pair is configured to record a first portion of a scene to obtain a first recorded image. A second camera of the...
8810724 Image-pickup apparatus  
An image-pickup apparatus includes a speaker, a movable barrel having a lens, a fixed barrel where a cam groove engaging with a cam pin provided on the movable barrel and configured to drive the...
8803256 Linearly deployed actuators  
A method for making an actuator includes forming a substantially planar actuator device of an electrically conductive material, the device incorporating an outer frame, a fixed frame attached to...
8805176 Auto-focus driving structure  
An auto-focus driving structure for installing a lens has an optical axis. The auto-focus driving structure comprises a main body, a lens retainer, and a driving unit. The lens retainer is movably...
8804029 Variable flash control for improved image detection  
Example apparatus and methods concern controlling a variable flash to improve image detection. One example apparatus includes a digital camera and a variable flash configured to be controllable to...
8805174 Image taking system and operating apparatus  
An image taking system including: a lens apparatus; a first and a second operating apparatus, the first and the second operating apparatus configured to output a command information for an optical...
8803983 Image stabilization apparatus, control method therefor, optical apparatus and image capturing apparatus  
An image stabilization apparatus comprises: an image stabilization unit that reduces image blur due to a shake by moving a driven unit; a calculation unit that estimates the shake based on a...
8801302 Camera stabilizer  
A camera stabilizer having a camera mount for attaching and positioning a camera, a gimbal component disposed below the camera mount and positioned at or near the center of gravity and a balancing...
8803989 Zero delay photographic synchronization system and method  
A method of synchronizing a remote device to image acquisition by a camera body including detecting a voltage change of the camera body that occurs prior to shutter opening. The detected voltage...
8805175 Interchangeable lens, camera body, and camera system  
An interchangeable lens that is detachably fitted to a camera body includes: a photographic optical system including a plurality of driven members whose driven state changes; a driven position...
8805178 System for reducing lens vibration  
Described herein is a system for reducing vibration of a lens. One way to reduce vibration is through a programmable processor configured to divide a lens movement requirement into smaller lens...
8804032 Wafer level camera module with snap-in latch  
An apparatus includes an image sensor module with a lens stack disposed on the image sensor module. A protective tube is disposed on the image sensor module and encloses the lens stack. The...
8803443 Current regulator for multimode operation of solid state lighting  
A representative apparatus embodiment provides a plurality of operating modes for solid state lighting, such as a flash mode and a constant or background lighting mode for use with devices such as...
8801304 Camera module and method for manufacturing camera module  
Certain embodiments provide a camera module including a lens holder that holds a lens, a transparent substrate disposed below the lens in the lens holder, a driving-device, a substrate including a...
8805177 Camera module and light blocking layer forming method thereof  
A camera module according to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure includes a lens holder configured to support a plurality of sheets of lenses, an actuator configured to be arranged at...
8801305 Exposure control device  
An exposure controller according to the present disclosure is to be arranged on an optical path, and includes first and second light quantity regulators, each of which has a first region that has a...
8801303 Case structure and imaging device  
Herein describes, by example, a case structure that includes a first cover, a second cover and a first side frame. The second cover opposes the first cover. An internal space is formed between the...
8805179 Method and apparatus for composing 3D photographs  
A 3D photographic printer uses a digital display device for displaying two or more images for composing a 3D photograph. The images are displayed at different locations so that these images can be...
8797626 Light quantity adjustment apparatus, lens unit and optical apparatus provided with the same  
A light quantity adjustment apparatus has a board including an exposure aperture, blade members adjusting a quantity of light passing through the exposure aperture, and a driving device for driving...
8798452 Digital imaging method and apparatus  
A digital imaging apparatus and method by which an auto-focus (AF) operation may be effectively performed during capture of a moving image. The apparatus performs the AF operation during the...
8794853 Support head for an optical or video-photographic apparatus  
A support head for an optical or video-photographic apparatus, having a first body traversed by a first axis of rotation with respect to a base of the head, a second body coupled in a rotary manner...
8794775 Camera light source mounting structures  
An electronic device may be provided with an electronic component such as a camera light source containing a light-emitting diode. During operation, the light-emitting diode may produce heat....
8798326 Photographed image storage control unit, photographed image storage control method, photographed image storage control program, and storage medium stored with the photographed image storage control program  
A movement quantity calculation unit 102 calculates an image movement quantity between a new frame and a previous frame, each including image data in frame units comprising a dynamic image...
8794575 Quick clamping apparatus for optical devices  
A quick-release device for clamping a quick-change plate of an optical device in a guide on a baseplate, the quick-change plate and the guide comprising complementarily formed guide surfaces, the...
8798451 Methods of obtaining panoramic images using rotationally symmetric wide-angle lenses and devices thereof  
The present invention provides methods of obtaining panoramic images that appear most natural to the naked eye by executing a mathematically precise image processing operation on a wide-angle image...
8797414 Digital image stabilization device  
A method of Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) including a feature point sorting algorithm for selecting optimal feature points, and a computationally efficient tile-vector based Hierarchical...
8797381 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes a photographing unit configured to generate a plurality of images by photographing a plurality of times a range which can be photographed, an object detection...
8798453 Attachment for a personal communication device  
A personal communication device, such as a smartphone handset (1) comprises a main body (2) incorporating a camera (4) having a lens (5). An attachment (6) for the personal communication device is...
8797452 Imaging device having reduced electromagnetic wave interference  
An imaging device of the present invention, which is an imaging device for shooting images or video of a photographic subject, includes: an imaging element for taking an optical image of the...
8798450 Gimbal system  
A gimbal system. The gimbal system may include space-saving features configured to accommodate one or more payload components, thus increasing the payload capacity of the gimbal ball without...
8799810 Stability region for a user interface  
Exemplary methods and media relate to controlled movement of a viewing window across a graphical user-interface using an orientation-tracked display-device. The viewing window in an exemplary...
8792782 Interchangeable zoom lens actuator with auto-focus adjustment  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an optical module that includes interchangeable lenses to adjust a zoom level or focus of the optical module.
8792003 Camera device  
Disclosed herein is a camera device including: a housing having an opening; a lens exposed from the opening of the housing; a lens barrel for holding the lens, the lens barrel being fitted in the...
8792010 Image capturing apparatus  
An image capturing apparatus includes an acceleration sensor having a first measurement axis and a second measurement axis that intersect each other, and arranged on a plane that intersects the...
8792038 Image capturing apparatus and control method therefor  
An image capturing apparatus having a plurality of executable image blurring correction modes selects an image blurring correction mode to be executed from among the executable image blurring...
8792783 Exchangeable lens  
An exchangeable lens includes: a camera lens mount unit having a mount center point, to which a camera body, with twelve body connector terminals disposed near a camera body mount unit at the...
8792048 Focus detection device and image capturing apparatus provided with the same  
The focus detection accuracy of a focus detection device that employs an external AF sensor unit having a pair of line sensors that are each comprised of multiple unit line sensors is improved. The...
8790023 Shock-absorbing mechanism for movable mirror of camera  
A movable mirror shock-absorbing mechanism of a camera is provided and includes a movable mirror rotatable between a viewfinder light-guiding position and a retracted position, a first...
8790024 Top cover assembly for a monitoring camera  
A top cover assembly for a monitoring camera assembly that includes a mounting portion arranged for attachment to a mounting base for a monitoring camera, a dome window arranged on the mounting...
8792009 Image pickup apparatus that performs image pickup using rolling shutter method, method of controlling the same, and storage medium  
An image pickup apparatus capable of reducing camera-shake blur and rolling-caused distortion of image data obtained by shooting without including invalid data. An object obtained by shooting is...
8792192 Lens barrel and lens module  
A lens barrel includes a barrel wall disposed about a longitudinal axis, an external thread continuously formed on the barrel wall and having a continuous crest, and two parting lines that are...
8792011 Image stabilization control apparatus and imaging apparatus  
An image stabilization control apparatus including a mechanism which causes a vibration when the mechanism moves is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a vibration correction unit configured to...
8787749 Electronic apparatus  
An electronic apparatus includes an exterior cover including a strap attachment portion, a circuit board on which an electric element that generates heat is mounted, and a chassis member to which...
8786766 Illumination device with improved remote control  
The present invention relates to an illumination device comprising at least one light source and a reflector system forming a spotlight (1), one or several actuators (5) arranged to pivot the...
8783972 Shock-absorbing mechanism for movable mirror of camera  
A movable mirror shock-absorbing mechanism of a camera is provided and includes a movable mirror rotatable between a viewfinder light-guiding position and a retracted position, a first...
8786696 Protector of handheld electronic devices  
An improved protector allows the operation of camera buttons to operate at greater depths through use of a “see-saw” mechanism proximate the camera buttons.
8786690 Imaging apparatus, endoscope system, and method of controlling imaging apparatus  
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging section that images an object, an observation mode setting section that sets an observation mode when the imaging section images the object, and a control...
8787746 Image shake correcting apparatus, optical equipment, and imaging device  
An image shake correcting apparatus includes a movable member configured to hold an image shake correcting member; a fixed member configured to hold the movable member so as to be movable along a...
8786714 Zoom lens and imaging apparatus including the same  
A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group including a first sub-lens group having a...