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8866956 Image capturing apparatus and control method therefor  
In an image capturing apparatus that carries out TV-AF type autofocus control by setting an AF frame on a predetermined object, for example a person's face, that is detected in an image, in a case...
8867910 Strobe device and image pickup device  
A strobe device of the present invention includes a reflector having an opening on the subject side, a cylindrical flashtube disposed in the reflector, and a first trigger electrode disposed on the...
8867152 Optical barrel and optical apparatus  
The optical barrel includes a first barrel member having a guiding portion to guide an optical element holding member in an optical axis direction, and a second barrel member disposed around the...
8866919 Shake correction module, camera module comprising the same, and method of manufacturing the camera module  
A shake correction module, a camera module including the same, and a method of manufacturing the camera module are provided. The shake correction module includes: a hinge member which supports...
8866964 Assemblies and methods for reducing the complexity of camera mounting assemblies  
A camera mounting assembly includes a positioning support defining a central axis and a plurality of brackets. Each of the brackets includes a first end coupled to the positioning support and a...
8866962 Imaging apparatus and camera system  
An imaging apparatus capable of performing shooting with flash light emitted by a flash device includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of an object to output image data, and a...
8864622 Drive train apparatus  
A drive train apparatus (1) adapted for driving a pan and tilt head, which in use is intended to support a payload (for example a video camera), the apparatus includes respective successive drive...
8864392 Camera system  
A camera system includes a body defining a cavity therein, and a camera attached to the body within the cavity and including a lens. The camera system also includes a shape memory alloy...
8858097 Miniature ball tripod  
A miniature tripod assembly adapted to mount to the bottom of a camera, or other device, and to be small enough to fit within the profile of the device. The miniature tripod assembly may use a ball...
8861951 Two part camera module  
Described herein is a two part camera module. A first part includes a lens assembly, a lens assembly holder, a printed circuit board (PCB) with an image capture device and a terminal block. The...
8858098 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...
8858099 Anamorphic objective  
An anamorphic objective is provided for imaging an object onto an image acquisition unit. The anamorphic objective has at least one first plane of symmetry and at least one second plane of...
8861950 Imaging apparatus and control method thereof  
A determination unit determines a weighting coefficient for a second light metering area corresponding to a focus detection area at which a second defocus amount having an absolute value larger...
8860866 Imaging apparatus capable of detecting and displaying information with respect to an incline thereof  
An imaging apparatus including an incline detection device configured to detect an incline of the imaging apparatus, an image display device configured to display an image based on the image...
8861098 Lens barrel and imaging apparatus  
When the lens barrel is in the storage state, a part of a lens group and a group cylinder are inserted into an aperture of a diaphragm unit and a shutter blade of a shutter unit is closed for light...
8861947 Method and system for correcting camera pointing angle in an actively stabilized system to compensate for translational movements  
A active stabilization system and a method for correcting a pointing direction of a camera to compensate for translational movements of the camera are described. The system actively stabilizes a...
8860872 Automatic focusing apparatus with cyclic pattern determination  
An automatic focusing apparatus includes a position detecting unit for a focus unit, a driving unit for the focus unit, a focus detecting unit using a phase difference method, a contrast acquiring...
8861948 Image pickup apparatus  
An image pickup apparatus comprising: a lens apparatus having: an image pickup optical system including a focus lens unit and a zoom lens unit; a zoom state detector; and a controller; a camera...
8861949 Apparatus and method of adjusting automatic focus  
An apparatus and method of adjusting an auto focus are provided. The apparatus includes: an imaging pickup device for generating an image signal by capturing light passing through an imaging lens;...
8858100 Auto focus-zoom actuator or camera module contamination reduction feature with integrated protective membrane  
A camera module includes a lens system, an image sensor, and an actuator. The actuator is fixed relative to the image sensor, and the actuator moves the lens system relative to the image sensor to...
8860826 Image pickup apparatus that acquires a plurality of viewpoint images  
An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor configured to operate in a line-sequential manner and a shutter device operatively coupled to the image sensor. The shutter device includes...
8861946 Device for driving camera lens module in portable terminal  
A camera lens module of a portable terminal includes: an external case; an Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) carrier disposed within the external case; and at least one OIS driver disposed in at least...
8858101 Image pickup apparatus including bayonet coupling section in lens barrel, and accessory  
An image pickup apparatus which can provide a rotational operation member around a lens barrel formed with a bayonet coupling section without increasing the apparatus size. Three female pawl...
8851769 Substrate processing method  
A substrate processing method for a substrate having a photosensitive film on a top surface thereof, includes cleaning a back surface of the substrate after the formation of the photosensitive film...
8854748 Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus  
In a lens barrel including an image pickup optical system containing plural lens groups and a barrel member for holding the image pickup optical system and conducting protruding and retracting, the...
8855476 MEMS-based optical image stabilization  
In one example, a camera is provided that includes: a plurality of MEMS electrostatic comb actuators, each actuator operable to exert a force on at least one lens; and an optical image...
8855480 Camera module  
A camera module comprises an housing and at least two metal plating layers. The housing comprises a base and two platforms. The base includes a bottom surface, a top surface and an outer wall...
8855479 Imaging apparatus and method for controlling same  
To provide an imaging apparatus and a method of controlling the apparatus that enables improved automatic focus adjustment performance also in relation to an image having a shallow depth of field....
8855477 Zoom lens barrel capable of changing photographing magnification and image pickup apparatus having the same  
A zoom lens barrel capable of decreasing a distance between a lens and a diaphragm in an optical axis direction to thereby increase the photographing magnification and at the same time to reduce...
8854536 External device operable in synchronization with camera wirelessly connected thereto, and camera operable in synchronization with external device wirelessly connected thereto  
The external device, for example, an electronic flash device, is wirelessly connectable to an information communication device, for example, a camera. The external device includes: a...
8855482 Imaging apparatus and sound processing apparatus  
A control unit controls a driving unit to drive an optical system in a first driving mode and controls a sound processing unit to process a sound signal in a first noise reduction processing mode...
8851767 Magnetic driver, method of manufacturing the same, light amount controller, and optical apparatus  
A magnetic driver includes a rotor magnet, a coil bobbin around which a coil is wound, and which has a through hole in a central portion, a yoke including a straight portion to be inserted into the...
8854480 Display control device, imaging device, and printing device  
A digital camera 1 has an image recorder 12, a microprocessor 3, and an image display controller 13. The image recorder 12 records a plurality of sequentially captured images along with a panning...
RE45179 Portable device case with corner protector  
A case for a portable electronic device such as cell phones, cameras, MP3 players and PDAs wherein said case includes material at the corners to provide protection to the electronic device. To...
8854700 Image reading apparatus  
An image reading apparatus includes a main body, a rotation unit supported on the main body so as to be rotatable around a rotation axis, an imaging unit that is mounted on the rotation unit at an...
8855481 Apparatus and method for photographing timer control of a camera of a terminal  
Terminals, methods, and apparatuses for controlling a photographing timer of a camera operating in a terminal, such as a mobile terminal, including a photographing timer control apparatus, and may...
8851768 Shutter with power-free blade return  
An optical shutter apparatus has a shutter blade that is movable between a first position, blocking at least a portion of an aperture and a second position spaced apart from the first position. A...
8855478 Lens barrel  
At an inner circumferential surface of a cam frame, second cam grooves and an inner gear are formed. A second lens group frame includes a base, extensions each extending from the base in an optical...
8845212 Nodal compact tilt mechanism  
A tilt mechanism allows for nodal tilt of a camera or other payload to a high degree without obstructing any side of the camera. It uses two rotating plates that are linked together with linkage...
8849105 In-ceiling or in-wall retracting camera platform system  
A retractable camera platform system allows a mounted camera to be hidden while not in use. The system retracts a camera platform into a recess in the ceiling, wall and the like of a room,...
8848093 Image-capturing apparatus and image-capturing method having a variable filter effect mode  
An image-capturing apparatus includes an imaging unit that generates RAW image data by capturing an object image, an image processing unit that generates color image data by implementing image...
8845103 Gimbaled handle stabilizing controller assembly  
A stabilizing controller to balance, support and orient a device. The stabilizing controller includes a gimbal assembly positioned at the center of balance of the stabilizing controller with the...
8848090 Imaging device, imaging method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium  
An imaging device comprising: a camera mount; an imaging element; an optical finder capable of observing an optical image of an object which goes through an optical system different from the...
8848087 Information display apparatus, image taking apparatus, and method and computer program for controlling displaying information  
An information display apparatus includes an input device adapted to input user operation information, a touch sensor adapted to detect the state of the input device in terms of whether the input...
8849106 Shake correction device  
The present invention provides a shake correction device which can not generate the hysteresis phenomenon and can suppress unnecessary resonance and improve endurance with respect to drop impact....
8845098 Optical coherence tomography apparatus, method of controlling optical coherence tomography apparatus, storage medium, and ophthalmic system  
An optical coherence tomography apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to split light from a light source into measurement light and reference light, and acquire a tomogram of an eye to...
8845211 Shock-absorbing mechanism for movable mirror of camera  
A movable mirror shock-absorbing mechanism of a camera includes a movable mirror which is rotatable between a viewfinder light-guiding position and a retracted position, a pressing portion which...
8849107 Electrical drive device for bending photographing optical system  
An electrical drive device for a bending photographing optical system, the bending photographing optical system including a movable optical element that is movable in an optical axis direction and...
8845114 Lighting device for image capturing in electronic component mounting apparatus  
To provide a lighting device for image capturing in an electronic component mounting apparatus that has small dimensions in the height direction and a small size in a plan view and thus can meet...
8845115 Flash illumination system  
Systems and methods for flash illumination are disclosed. In one aspect, a flash illumination system includes sections each including a light source and a reflector. Each of the light sources...