Camera having a camera holder and an optical adapter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7922402
APP PUB NO 20100254699A1
SERIAL NO

12818250

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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)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CARL ZEISS SURGICAL GMBHOBERKOCHEN50

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gaertner, Hartmut Oberkochen, DE 5 22
Koch, Werner Keltern, DE 38 202
Luecke, Christian Oberkochen, DE 9 12
Rieth, Karsten Dobel, DE 2 10
Robra, Wolfgang Bad Wildbad, DE 5 15

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 5835807 Holder for camcorder and camera for use with microscope 12 1997
6357937 Video coupler 8 2000
2002/0197,075 Eyepiece to instrument coupler 10 2001
 
TRANSAMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, A CORP OF CA (1)
5264928 Universal adapter for mounting cameras to microscopes 15 1992
 
DIGISYSTEM LABORATORY INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
* 2001/0048,549 Camera adapter for microscope 4 2001
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
5162829 Picture-taking control apparatus for a simultaneous image capture system 5 1991
 
Brock Optical, Inc. (1)
6628458 Microscope with improved camera mount and illumination system 5 1997
 
WELCH ALLYN, INC. (1)
* 2006/0252,996 Veterinary otoscope 4 2006
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
6591069 Camera, an image inputting apparatus, a portable terminal device, and a method of transforming the camera configuration 22 2001
 
Yaskawa Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd. (1)
4728974 Apparatus for supporting an imaging device 100 1986
 
Long Perng Co., Ltd. (1)
7085491 Adjustable optical apparatus adapter 11 2004
 
CARL ZEISS JENA GMBH (2)
* 5731910 Optical system with variable image scale 5 1995
* 2005/0111,088 Microscope camera 20 2004
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KUEHL, BENJAMIN C. (4)
* 8690460 Camera phone mount for a weapon scope 3 2013
* 2013/0251,358 CAMERA PHONE MOUNT FOR A WEAPON SCOPE 4 2013
* 2014/0226,061 CAMERA PHONE MOUNT FOR A WEAPON SCOPE 9 2014
8911162 Clamp assembly for scope and camera phone mount for a weapon 1 2014
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9605459 Door system for airflow control 0 2015
 
IRIDEX CORPORATION (1)
9122131 Microscope observation tube smart-phone adaptor 1 2013
 
SCALAR CORPORATION (2)
* 8253787 Magnifying attachment for a camera 4 2006
* 2009/0093,274 MAGNIFYING ATTACHMENT 12 2006
* Cited By Examiner

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