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Detection of defects in glass
Defects in window glass, particularly nickel sulfide stones, are detected by photographing portions of the window glass onto photographic film in controlled...
Player tracking and identification system
A system and method is set forth for tracking the play of players playing gaming devices such as slot machines through passive identification of the players....
Camera quick-release device
An improved quick-release coupling for a tripod panhead and the like includes a base (1) (see FIGS. 3 & 4) and a releasable shoe (2). The base is attached to the...
Nearby photography adapter attachable and detachable to and from camera
A nearby photography adapter includes a photographic range and camera-to-subject distance indicating frame, a flashlight correcting auxiliary plate, and a...
Automatic morphing photography booth
The present invention teaches a computerized automatic morphing photography booth for generating a synthesized composite or altered image from two or more...
Electronic photography system
An electronic photography system which displays an image shot by an electronic image capturing unit. The electronic image capturing unit includes an optical...
High speed photography light source
A flash illumination system is provided which is especially useful for high-speed photography. In one embodiment, the invention provides a surface discharge lamp...
Lens barrel and motion compensation device having a motion compensation
optical system position detection unit
A motion compensation device to compensate for motion of an optical system causing image blur, and having a position detection device to detect a position of a...
Solid-state electronic image sensing device
In a case where a frame image possessing an amount of data greater than a predetermined amount is recorded on a magnetic tape using a multiplicity of tracks, on...
Zoom lens system
A zoom lens system capable of macro-photography having, in the order from the object side, a first lens unit that has positive optical power and is fixed during...
Electronic photography system
A system for electronic photography includes a number of photo-capture stations. Each station includes a digital camera and a customer identification device for...
Radiation therapy method and system
A radiation therapy system has a radiation therapy planning CT system and a radiation therapy apparatus. The CT system includes a system control unit, a CT...
Apparatus and method for stepper exposure control in photography
An apparatus and a method for stepper exposure control by utilizing a shutter assembly formed of electro-optic crystal materials in a photolithographic process...
Rapid processing of high contrast aerial color negative film
High contrast color images can be obtained from aerial color photography by rapidly processing certain color photographic silver halide films with a color...
Ornamental device for hood of a car
A decorative ornament for a hood of an automobile includes a weather resistant first layer and a second layer adhesively bonded to said first weather resistant...
Camera having autofocus function independent of photographing optical
A camera having an autofocus function, independent of a photographing optical system, includes a photographing optical system including synthetic resin lenses...
A camera comprises a fixed lens barrel including a moving lens barrel movable to a collapsed position for non-photography and to a thrust position for...
Matte process for composite photography
The present invention provides a matte process employing an improved backing screen having particular application for use in composite photography. In...
Image modifiers for use in photography
In a first embodiment of the invention, a transparent plate is mounted at the film plane within a camera. The transparent plate includes a translucent diffusion...
Spatial referenced photography
An image system captures, along with the images, information defining both the position and the orientation of a camera along with the distance to the subject. A...
Compound for photography
A compound for photography is described, which is represented by following formula (I): ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3 each represents a hydrogen...
Silver halide photosensitive material for color photography and color image
There is provided a silver halide photosensitive material for color photography which can stably form an image having high quality through a process that is...
Camera and camera system
A camera for use with a flash device capable of performing a test light emitting action and a lens device having a diaphragm includes a lens diaphragm control...
Motion compensation detection device for an optical system
A motion compensation device which detects vibration of an optical system and can discriminate between undesired movement or vibration of photographic equipment...
Distance measurement apparatus having dual distance measuring means
This invention allows photography even when distance measurement is impossible, reduces the number of out-of-focus photographs, and reduces the cost of an...
4-(n,n-dialkylamino)aniline compound, photographic processing composition
containing the same and color...
4-(N,N-Dialkylamino)aniline compounds of the following general formula (I): ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group or a heterocyclic ...
Image modifiers for use in photography
In a first embodiment of the invention, a transparent plate is mounted at the film lane within a camera. The transparent plate includes a translucent diffusion...
Electronic imaging apparatus selecting an operating mode responsive to
the condition of a lens barrier assembly
In an electronic still camera has a lens barrier, a mode switching instruction for switching a photography mode, in which an image signal representing an object...
Photographic orientation device and method of photography
Apparatus for orienting a lens of a camera in at least one predetermined direction relative to a reference point. The apparatus may comprise an openable housing...
Operation control device for photography printing and developing machine
Operation control device for photography printing and developing machines, wherein the images of negatives are projected on photographic paper, by exposing it,...
Optically operated automatic control system for windshield wipers
An optically operated automatic control system for a vehicle's windshield wipers can automatically activate the windshield wipers or a water dispenser filled...
Housing and control unit for underwater camera
An underwater camera housing for enclosing a camera for use with a flash unit has a cable connector to which a signal-transmitting cable extending to the flash...
Display illuminating apparatus for use in camera
This invention provides a display illuminating apparatus for use in a camera, which is operable without generating great noise and hence permits at least the AF...
Focus detection device and focus detection method
The area in which focus detection is performed is selected from among a plurality of focus detection areas provided on a photography screen. In the pair of...
Video camera, printer apparatus and method of controlling same, and
apparatus and method for detecting print...
A reproduced still picture having a comparatively high picture quality is obtained irrespective of the luminance of the subject. In an interval photography mode,...
A stereoscopic camera for stereoscopic photography, which reduces losses in the screen when taking a picture in a close range and provides optimum stereoscopic...
Camera capable of displaying the level of visual effect
A camera is provided with a photographing device for setting various photographing conditions which determine a state of a subject image to be obtained as a...
Method for saving, accessing and reprinting a digitized photographic
A method for saving, accessing and reprinting a digitized photographic image of a user at a photography booth comprising the steps of: generating a code...
Antivibration zoom lens
An antivibration zoom lens (10) for photography, video and the like. The zoom lens has an antivibration function and is capable of forming an image of an object...
Fixing belt, fixing apparatus equipped with fixing belt, and method of
manufacturing fixing belt
A fixing belt is applied to a fixing apparatus of an electronic photography type printer. The fixing belt consists of a belt base and an elastic layer having a...
Custom prosthetic devices and methods of fabricating them using visible
An external custom prosthetic device is created and positioned upon a patient such that an area to be covered is matingly engaged with a product that is a...
Still-video camera with function setting operation
A still-video camera has an image receiving unit (CCD) on which an image of an object to be recorded or an image of a data symbol is formed. The data symbol...
Pivotally mounted lens cover for a moveable lens barrel capable of being
separated from the lens barrel upon...
A camera comprises a fixed lens barrel including a moving lens barrel moveable to a collapsed position for non-photography and to a thrust position for...
Optical system and optical module
An optical system comprising a radial type gradient index lens element which has a negative refractive power of medium and a negative refractive power as a...
Photographic liquids effluent discharge
Spent color photography liquids comprising alkaline developer liquid and fixer liquid loaded with iron ions generate a dischargeable effluent, in which clogging...
Airborne image acquisition and processing system with variable
A static system designed for acquisition and processing of images of an area flown over in several spectral bands, which are variable on request, of the visible...
Image processing apparatus
This invention relates to an image processing apparatus. A black data generator of the image processing apparatus is operated such that a calculator solves the...
Video camera apparatus
A video camera apparatus includes a lens for forming an image, a camera circuit for converting the image formed by the lens into an image signal and outputting...
Steganographic methods and media for photography
Technology is now available permitting consumers to make amateur- or even professional-grade copies of photographs. For wedding and portrait photographers, in...
Method and device to inhibit the flash photography of a vehicle
A device and method that inhibits the ability of photographic equipment from obtaining a recognizable picture upon its recording media, of areas of a vehicle...