Automatic motion-controlled photographing apparatus and related photographing method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6714729
APP PUB NO 20040047624A1
SERIAL NO

10382238

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An automatic motion-controlled photographing apparatus, according to the present invention, a rotatable turntable is located above an upper surface of a box of a controller fixedly supported on a tripod, and a camera is set onto the turntable. The turntable, on which the camera is set, is rotated at a given angle of rotation responsive to a signal from a turntable drive circuit disposed in the controller, and a shutter of the camera is turned on via a non-contact signal relay in response to a signal from a shutter drive circuit for photographing the same photograph images, each in one frame, at an angle of 360 degrees as those of an on-site field.

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NTT Infrastructure Network CorporationTOKYO2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nishiwaki, Ken Tokyo, JP 6 95
Otsuki, Kazuhiro Tokyo, JP 17 109
Sugiura, Shinichi Sendai, JP 11 61

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