Kobe Steel. has filed a patent for a camera installation structure in an operation room to reduce shake and improve remote operation visibility. The structure includes an operation seat, scaffold member with shelves for camera installation, and mounting brackets for optimal positioning at eye level. GlobalData’s report on Kobe Steel gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Kobe Steel, Ore pre-treatment was a key innovation area identified from patents. Kobe Steel's grant share as of January 2024 was 29%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Camera installation structure for operation room with reduced shake

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Kobe Steel Ltd

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240034247A1) describes a camera installation structure designed for use inside an operation room of a working machine. The structure includes an operation seat, a scaffold member for camera installation, and mounting portions for securing the scaffold member inside the room. The scaffold member consists of multiple shelves arranged vertically in the rear space of the operation room, with a camera mounted on one of the shelves. A mounting bracket allows the camera to be positioned at the height of the operator's eyes when seated on the operation seat, enhancing visibility and usability.

Additionally, the camera installation structure features a switch for remote operation of the working machine located near the door of the operation room. The scaffold member includes coupling portions to connect the shelves and mounting brackets, ensuring stability and flexibility in camera placement. The positioning of the mounting portions below a window in the rear wall of the room allows for optimal airflow from an air conditioner, further enhancing the functionality of the structure. Overall, the design of this camera installation structure aims to improve the efficiency and convenience of operations within the working machine's operation room.

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