US Patent No: 7,922,402

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Camera having a camera holder and an optical adapter

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A camera holder (3) is provided for fixing a camera (11) or a camcorder to an optical observation device. The holder (3) has a variable-length sleeve (13) with a first end configured to receive the camera objective and a second end configured to secure the sleeve (13) relative to the optical observation device. The holder (3) also has an adjusting device (19) fixed to the sleeve (13). The adjusting device (19) has a pin for connection with a stand mating thread of a camera (11) and is configured to compensate for an offset between the stand mating thread and the camera objective. The adjusting device (19) enables the camera (11) to be positioned with respect to the sleeve and the optical observation device.

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Patent Owner(s)

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CARL ZEISS SURGICAL GMBHOBERKOCHEN51

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gaertner, Hartmut Oberkochen, DE 9 6
Koch, Werner Hemmingen, DE 43 151
Luecke, Christian Oberkochen, DE 12 4
Rieth, Karsten Dobel, DE 4 6
Robra, Wolfgang Bad Wildbach, DE 9 8

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CARL ZEISS JENA GMBH (2)
* 5,731,910 Optical system with variable image scale 4 1995
* 2005/0111,088 Microscope camera 13 2004
 
Brock Optical, Inc. (1)
6,628,458 Microscope with improved camera mount and illumination system 5 1997
 
DIGISYSTEM LABORATORY INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
* 2001/0048,549 Camera adapter for microscope 4 2001
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
5,162,829 Picture-taking control apparatus for a simultaneous image capture system 5 1991
 
LONG PERNG CO., LTD. (1)
7,085,491 Adjustable optical apparatus adapter 7 2004
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
6,591,069 Camera, an image inputting apparatus, a portable terminal device, and a method of transforming the camera configuration 22 2001
 
TRANSAMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, A CORP OF CA (1)
5,264,928 Universal adapter for mounting cameras to microscopes 10 1992
 
WELCH ALLYN, INC. (1)
* 2006/0252,996 Veterinary otoscope 2 2006
 
Yaskawa Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd. (1)
4,728,974 Apparatus for supporting an imaging device 79 1986
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 5,835,807 Holder for camcorder and camera for use with microscope 10 1997
6,357,937 Video coupler 8 2000
2002/0197,075 Eyepiece to instrument coupler 10 2001
* Cited By Examiner

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KUEHL, BENJAMIN C. (2)
* 8,690,460 Camera phone mount for a weapon scope 1 2013
* 2013/0251,358 CAMERA PHONE MOUNT FOR A WEAPON SCOPE 2 2013
 
SCALAR CORPORATION (1)
* 8,253,787 Magnifying attachment for a camera 0 2006
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,911,162 Clamp assembly for scope and camera phone mount for a weapon 0 2014
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