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8588599 Imaging apparatus and focus control method for the imaging apparatus  
An imaging apparatus which includes a focus detection unit performing focus detection in a contrast system, and a display unit displaying the image obtained from an imaging unit in live view...
8579523 System and device for securing and securely transporting a camera  
Provided herein are systems for engaging and transporting a camera. The system comprises a mount plate, one or more mount plate connectors, a camera connector, a strap connector, and, optionally, a...
8579525 Hydraulic stop valve for a camera crane  
A stop valve for a camera support such as a telescoping camera crane may include a valve pin engagable onto a valve seat, with a pin plate attached to the valve pin. A spring urges the valve pin in...
8581963 Video mode hidden autofocus  
A method and system for hiding objectionable frames during autofocusing are disclosed. A personal electronic device such as a cameral telephone can have two cameras that have overlapping fields of...
8582018 Imaging device, imaging method, and program  
An imaging device includes a detector that repeatedly carries out a series of operation of generating an evaluation value to evaluate the degree of focusing of a position after driving of a lens...
8582017 Camera system with auto-focus function and control method thereof  
In accordance with an aspect of the present invention a camera system comprising a lens module capable of linear movement in a direction of an optical axis; a drive portion generating for driving...
8582892 Method and apparatus for face determination  
Provided are a method and an apparatus for processing digital images, and more particularly, a method and an apparatus for face determination, wherein it is determined if a subject is a true...
8582973 Data communication apparatus, electronic camera, and data communication system  
A data communication apparatus comprises a storage unit that stores network connection information required for establishing a connection via a network with an external device, a light emission...
8582205 Lens barrel and optical apparatus including the same  
The lens barrel has an image blur correction function for correcting an image blur, including: a movable member movable in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis while holding a lens and a...
8579524 Assembly for supporting photographing apparatus  
An assembly for supporting a photographing apparatus includes a first supporting member on which a photographing apparatus and a rotation shaft are installed, a second supporting member that...
8579522 Camera screw  
The present invention relates to a camera screw and to a system consisting of a camera screw and a carrying strap. Carrying straps with appropriate fastenings on the sides of the camera are known....
8582222 Autofocus module  
The present invention provides an autofocus module including: a supporting base, an electrical focusing element and an conductive element, wherein the supporting base at least accommodates one lens...
8582023 Electronic device with a storage case and lid which is openable/closable and lockable with storage case  
An electronic device capable of generating a click force when a lid member is operated to be opened or closed, without increasing the number of parts. The electronic device includes a storage case...
8582964 Imaging device and control method thereof  
An imaging device moves a zoom lens, so as to change the magnification of an image of a subject, and obtains a near limit position of a focusing lens to the subject at a zoom lens position. When a...
8582000 Composite flash for an electronic device  
An apparatus and method for capturing an image on an electronic device having a flash comprising a first light source and a second light source is presented herein. A detection of a color spectrum...
8582965 Image capturing apparatus, method for controlling image capturing apparatus, and method for predicting photometric value  
An image capturing apparatus comprises: a photometry unit configured to perform photometry on a subject and output a photometric value; an obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of...
8582020 Imaging apparatus with a camera body whereon an interchangeable lens can be removably mounted  
Providing an imaging apparatus wherein dust does not easily adhere to the imaging portion. The apparatus comprising an imaging portion provided with an image pickup device, a first housing holding...
8573866 Head-mounted face image capturing devices and systems  
The present invention provides head-mounted systems and devices for capturing an image of a user's face. In particular, the present invention provides systems and devices comprising: a) a...
8577219 Imaging apparatus and method of calculating usable time of imaging apparatus  
An imaging apparatus includes a usable time calculation unit which calculates a usable time of a battery device having a secondary battery, wherein the usable time calculation unit measures an...
8573868 Camera accessory, camera accessory mount, camera body and camera body mount  
A camera accessory is detachably engaged with a camera body including a camera body mount and body-side electric contact points. The camera accessory includes a camera accessory mount assuming a...
8576315 Imaging device and imaging apparatus for performing focus alignment  
An imaging device including: image generation pixels generating signals for image generation; and phase difference detection pixels generating signals for focus alignment determination by phase...
8577213 Lens driving device, autofocus camera and camera-equipped mobile terminal  
In the lens driving device of the present invention, at least two second coils are disposed at a 90 degree interval in a circumferential direction of a first coil wound around an outer...
8573865 Adapter plate for a camera  
An adapter plate for a camera comprises a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. There are least two threaded apertures extending into the first side of the adapter plate. There...
8577215 Imaging apparatus, flash device, and control method thereof  
An imaging apparatus for performing wireless communication with an external device. An instruction transmitting unit transmits an operation instruction to the external device. A response signal...
8577214 Shake correction apparatus and control method thereof  
A shake correction apparatus comprises a shake detection unit which detects a shake of an image capture apparatus, a calculation unit which calculates a shake correction amount for correcting an...
8576334 Camera body component arrangement  
A camera body is provided that includes a base member, a body mount, a focal plane shutter and a fastening member. The body mount is configured to support an interchangeable lens. The fastening...
8577217 Tilt preventing structure for electromagnetic driving device  
A tilt preventing structure for electromagnetic driving device comprises: a casing, a driven object (such as lens module), a guiding mechanism and an electromagnetic driving module. The driven...
8577212 Handheld dental camera and method for carrying out optical 3D measurement  
A handheld dental camera performs three-dimensional, optical measurements. The camera includes a light source that emits an illuminating beam, a scanning unit, a color sensor, and a deflector. The...
8576320 Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same  
A digital photographing apparatus with a display unit on a front surface thereof and a method of controlling the same. The method includes setting a self photographing mode; generating countdown...
8577218 Illumination device for a camera, and method for operating the same  
An illumination device contains a light-emitting semiconductor chip containing a plurality of individually drivable emission regions. The illumination device furthermore contains an optical element...
8577518 Airborne right of way autonomous imager  
An automated airborne video recording system for imaging pipeline or electric line rights-of-way, irrigation canals, or any other linear ground features. The system includes a gimbaled, stabilized...
8577216 Auto-focus calibration for image capture device  
The disclosure relates to techniques for calibration of an auto-focus process in an image capture device. The techniques may involve calibration of a lens actuator used to move a lens within a...
8573867 Focal-plane shutter and optical instrument  
A focal plane shutter includes: a board including an opening; an arm including: a rear end portion rotatably supported by the board; and a front end portion swingable in response to rotation of the...
8573864 Image pickup apparatus having first and second timers  
An image pickup apparatus includes a first timer configured to start measuring a first time period when a mirror located at a mirror-up position is moved to a mirror-down position, a second timer...
8576295 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
A plurality of images captured in different exposure times are aligned in order of exposure time, and pairs each of two images adjacent on the line are set. Common regions in long- and short-time...
8568041 Support for video-photographic apparatus  
A support (1; 100) for videophotographic equipment (2; 200), comprises a plate (3; 3′) fixable by suitable fixing means (5; 5′) to an item of video-photographic equipment (2; 200) to be sup...
8567952 Apparatus for support and movement of a camera  
The apparatus comprises a vest 10 worn by a user 1 and having on its shoulders pivots 12 for an telescoping boom 20. A camera 38 is mounted on a standard mount 32 on a crossmember extending between...
8571374 Attenuator apparatus  
Attenuator apparatus for controlling the intensity of radiation including an attenuator having through openings that vary in size to vary the intensity of a beam of radiation passing through the...
8570384 Camera apparatus having an SMA actuator system  
A camera apparatus capable of providing optical image stabilization comprises a support structure and a camera unit, that comprises an image sensor and a lens system for focussing an image thereon,...
8571404 Digital photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and a computer-readable medium storing program to execute the method  
Provided are a digital photographing apparatus, a method of controlling the same, and a computer-readable medium for storing a program for executing the method. In the method of controlling a...
8569929 Piezoelectric actuator  
A piezoelectric actuator for driving a lens unit along an optical axis is disclosed. The piezoelectric actuator includes a fixed member, a movable member movably received in the fixed member, a...
8568043 Coating and developing apparatus and coating and developing method  
Disclosed is a coating and developing apparatus including (a) a first liquid process module to sequentially perform a first liquid process by a first chemical liquid, and a second liquid process by...
8570430 Dynamic camera focusing  
Apparatus for focusing a camera having an optic axis, an optic center and a field of view, to image a scene, the apparatus comprising: an illumination system controllable to illuminate...
8571406 Early photographic predictor signal synchronization system and method  
A system and method for synchronizing a photographic lighting device to image acquisition by a camera such that initiation of light emission of the photographic lighting device occurs after the...
8570422 Apparatus, method, and recording medium containing program for photographing  
A photographing apparatus, such as a digital camera, provided with a scene recognition function is disclosed, in which images photographed according to a photographing mode or color candidate...
8567036 Method for assembling lens module  
A method for assembling a lens module is provided. The lens module includes a lens barrel, a lens holder, a lens and a filter. The lens barrel includes a first portion and a second portion. The...
8570387 Apparatus for processing digital image and method of controlling the same  
An apparatus for processing a digital image capable of recognizing user input by motion of a user through a voice coil motor (VCM) is provided. Also, a method of controlling the apparatus is...
8571402 Image tracking device, imaging device, image tracking method, and imaging method  
An image tracking device comprises an image pickup device that takes an image formed by an imaging optical system and outputs image information, a focus detector that detects a focusing state of...
8571397 Auto focus intraoral camera with liquid lens  
The present invention related to an auto focus intraoral camera. The auto focus intraoral camera includes an illumination module for providing illuminating light, an imager, and a lens system for...
8571401 Systems and methods for changing power states of a remote device using one or more camera body controls and a preset delay  
A control system for controlling power states of a controlled device, such as a lighting device, a special effects device and an in-scene device, in a photographic image-acquisition setting. The...