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 Vehicle, communication method thereof, and wireless communication device therein patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle, communication method thereof, and wireless communication device therein
A vehicle includes a wireless communication unit configured to form a beam pattern for performing wireless communication with a target vehicle, a camera module configured to obtain an image of at least one peripheral vehicle, and a display unit configured to display the image. When the target vehicle is selected based on the displayed image, the beam pattern is formed toward the selected target vehicle..
Hyundai Motor Company


 Acoustic camera based audio visual scene analysis patent thumbnailnew patent Acoustic camera based audio visual scene analysis
Techniques are disclosed for scene analysis including the use of acoustic imaging and computer audio vision processes for monitoring applications. In some embodiments, an acoustic image device is utilized with a microphone array, image sensor, acoustic image controller, and a controller.
Intel Corporation


 Presentation of audio based on source patent thumbnailnew patent Presentation of audio based on source
In one aspect, a device includes a processor, at least one camera accessible to the processor, and memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to identify, at least in part based on input from the at least one camera, a source of sound.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


 Interactive point of purchase system patent thumbnailnew patent Interactive point of purchase system
The system includes a garment having a series of electronic components affixed to a new or existing panel of said garment, which garment includes a flexible video display screen mounted on a portion of the garment outer surface and may contain a series of video cameras, communication systems, audio and video input and output devices, computer chips and transmission devices. A power generation system affixed to the garment or garment panel supplies the energy for its display..
Tcb Encore, Llc


 Method and system for generating an event video sequence, and camera comprising such system patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for generating an event video sequence, and camera comprising such system
A method of generating an event video sequence is disclosed. The method comprises receiving input image frames encoded into a sequence of image frames arranged in groups of pictures, each group of pictures having a gop structure.
Axis Ab


 Method and  calibrating a dynamic auto stereoscopic 3d screen device patent thumbnailnew patent Method and calibrating a dynamic auto stereoscopic 3d screen device
The proposed solution is a calibration process for a dynamic auto-stereoscopic 3d device using an image capture by the camera of the device of the auto-stereoscopic screen through a reflecting surface. The process may also compute the horizontal phase of the parallax barrier..
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


 Depth assisted scene recognition for a camera patent thumbnailnew patent Depth assisted scene recognition for a camera
A digital camera is operated by calculating a digital depth map of a scene that is received by the camera. Based on the digital depth map of the scene, one of the available scene mode settings is automatically selected.
Sony Corporation


 Projection screen for specularly reflecting light patent thumbnailnew patent Projection screen for specularly reflecting light
Examples disclosed herein relate to determining a segmentation boundary based on an image representing an object. Examples include capturing, from an infrared (ir) camera disposed above and pointed at a projection screen, an ir image representing an object disposed between the ir camera and the projection screen, based on an intensity of ir light reflected by the object and the projection screen including a surface to specularly reflect ir light.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


 Interactive, self-contained, full view surveillance, capture, and communication device patent thumbnailnew patent Interactive, self-contained, full view surveillance, capture, and communication device
A self-contained interactive surveillance device is described. The device includes multiple cameras placed about the device to cover a full-view area.
Ocean 10 Security, Inc.


 Remote behavior navigation system and processing method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Remote behavior navigation system and processing method thereof
There are provided a remote behavior navigation system and a method thereof, which allow an instructor at a remote location to perform guidance to a worker while watching a work video picture of the worker. Corresponding to a video picture from a worker-side camera at time t1, an instructor-side computer extracts a work instruction video picture from a video picture of an instructor-side camera at time t2.
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science


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Low-light trail camera


A trail camera that provides improved image capture performance in no-light or low-light conditions by using an image sensor that is sensitive to low-light conditions and has a sensitivity range encompassing visible and near infrared wavelengths. The image sensor may produce monochromatic image signals to be more sensitive and provide higher contrast imagery in both day and night conditions.
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.


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Image photographing apparatus and photographing method thereof


An image photographing apparatus and a photographing method thereof are provided. The image photographing apparatus includes two rotatable cameras spaced apart from each other in the same direction, and a controller configured to calculate a distance between the image photographing apparatus and an object, and to control at least one of the two rotatable cameras to rotate according to a viewing angle corresponding to the calculated distance..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


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Remote imaging in modular cellular phone


A system and method of remote imaging allows a camera module in a modular portable electronic device environment to be removed from a base module without halting an image capture session being displayed on a display of the base module. In an embodiment, image data may be captured by both the camera module and the base module.
Motorola Mobility Llc


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Lens moving apparatus, camera module and mobile device including the same


Embodiments provide a lens moving apparatus including a bobbin having a lens barrel, a housing configured to accommodate the bobbin, an upper elastic member coupled to the bobbin and the housing, a lower elastic member coupled to the bobbin and the housing, a first coil disposed on the bobbin, a first magnet disposed on the housing, a circuit board disposed below the housing, a second coil disposed on the circuit board, a first sensor to output a first output signal based on a sensed result of a magnetic field strength of the first magnet, a first capacitor connected in parallel to the first sensor.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


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360 degree multi-camera system


A 360 degree camera system includes a support structure, a plurality of image capture devices, a plurality of lens systems, and an image processing system. The image capture devices are positioned such that their height is greater than their width.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


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Automatic image frame processing possibility detection


In one example, a plurality of image frames captured by a digital camera unit are received. Received image frames may be still images or frames of a video sequence.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


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Method and system for mimicking human camera operation


The disclosure provides an approach for mimicking human camera operation with an autonomous camera system. In one embodiment, camera planning is formulated as a supervised regression problem in which an automatic broadcasting application receives one video input captured by a human-operated camera and another video input captured by a stationary camera with a wider field of view.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


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User interfaces for electronic devices


Disclosed herein are electronic device display interface embodiments for controlling a camera and for reviewing images captured in the device from the camera. For example, in some embodiments, a device is provided with a display for viewing images to be captured by the camera and to provide a display interface for controlling camera operation, wherein the display interface, when in an image capture mode, is to provide an image capture button with two or more smaller image mode buttons disposed adjacent to the image capture button..
Intel Corporation


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Mems fast focus camera module


An auto focus camera module includes a camera module housing defining an aperture and an internal cavity to accommodate camera module components, an image sensor coupled to or within the housing, a lens barrel within the housing that contains an optical train including at least one movable lens disposed relative to the aperture and image sensor to focus images of scenes onto the image sensor along an optical path, and a fast focus mems actuator coupled to one or more lenses of the optical train including the at least one movable lens and configured to rapidly move said at least one movable lens relative to the image sensor to provide autofocus for the camera module in each frame of a preview or video sequence or both.. .
Digitaloptics Corporation Mems


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Method and system for automatically focusing a camera


A method for automatically focusing a camera comprising an image sensor, at least one lens configured to project an image onto the sensor and an actuator configured to modify a focusing parameter of the lens, comprises: a first phase of controlling the actuator in an open loop so the focusing parameter successively takes a plurality of predefined values, images being acquired for each value of the focusing parameter and a sharpness indicator being calculated on the basis of each image; and a second phase of controlling the actuator in a closed loop to maximize the sharpness indicator, the second closed-loop control phase being implemented by making use of a control law and starting conditions determined on the basis of the sharpness indicators calculated during the first phase. A system for automatically focusing a camera for implementing the method, and a camera equipped with such a system is provided..
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


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Method and prioritizing data transmission in a wireless broadcasting system


Systems, methods, and computer program code are disclosed for prioritizing data transmission in wireless broadcasting systems and include capturing, by one or more sensors, data at an event site. Scene description data (sdd) is extracted from the data, and the sdd is transmitted in sdd packets, over a wireless communication network, to a processing system.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


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System and controlling a specimen scanner remotely


This disclosure teaches a system and method for controlling a specimen scanner remotely. In one embodiment, a method for controlling a specimen scanner remotely can comprise the step of communicating with a specimen scanner to a network.
Innova Plex, Inc.


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Selfie apparatus


The present invention is a device for use with a communication device, such as an iphone®, having a camera enabled by a wireless communication chip such as bluetooth® to take a selfie picture or video. The device generally comprises a mirror having a mirror surface and a plurality of light emitting diodes that emit light from the mirror surface.

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Image display apparatus and operating the same


Disclosed are an image display apparatus and a method of operating the same. The method of operating the image display apparatus includes entering a camera mode, acquiring a captured image on a per lens position basis via position shift of a single lens included in a camera module according to the camera mode, storing the acquired captured image on a per lens position basis, displaying at least one of a plurality of stored captured images according to an image view mode, and displaying any one image focused on at least one area in the displayed captured image when the at least one area is selected.
Lg Electronics Inc.


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Device having camera function and image capture


A controller is configured to perform a first image capturing operation and a second image capturing operation based on a shutter operation, in the first image capturing operation a first image capturing unit capturing an image without light emission from a light emitter, in the second image capturing operation the first image capturing unit capturing an image with light emission from the light emitter, and divide an area of a first image captured by the first image capturing operation into an area of a subject and an area of a background based on a difference in state between corresponding portions of the first image and a second image captured by the second image capturing operation.. .
Kyocera Corporation


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Camera system, imaging apparatus, lighting device, and control method


A camera system includes a lighting device comprising a movable unit including a flash unit, an imaging apparatus, a setting unit, an operation unit, and a control unit. The setting unit sets an irradiation position which is to be irradiated with light from the flash unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


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Control device, camera system and program


A control device of present invention includes a display control portion that performs control such that a whole image display region, in which a whole image captured by a camera is displayed, and an enlarged image display region, in which a region corresponding to a position specified on the whole image is enlarged and an enlarged image is displayed, are displayed, and a control portion that performs control such that the region corresponding to the position specified on the whole image is changed. The region includes at least one preset region, and the display control portion displays, on the whole image, a section that corresponds to the preset region..
Sony Corporation


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Image processing for camera based display system


A display system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a field of view rearward relative the vehicle.
Gentex Corporation


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Real time calibration for multi-camera wireless device


A method for generating image calibration data at an electronic device having multiple cameras includes capturing a first image of a first scene at a first time using a first camera at the electronic device. The method also includes capturing a second image of a second scene at the first time using a second camera at the electronic device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


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Modular fashion accessory


A particular apparatus includes a first electronic component, a second electronic component, and a connecting element that is detachably connectable to the first electronic component and to the second electronic component. The first electronic component is connectable via the connecting element to the second electronic component to form a wearable item.
Sandisk Technologies Inc.


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Automatic device operation and object tracking based on learning of smooth predictors


The disclosure provides an approach for predicting trajectories for real-time capture of video and object tracking, while adhering to smoothness constraints so that predictions are not excessively jittery. In one embodiment, a temporally consistent search and learn (tc-searn) algorithm is applied to train a regressor for camera planning.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


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Shared vehicle camera


A camera is attached to a first vehicle and directed away from the first vehicle in order to capture images of object that are near or which approach the first vehicle, including a second vehicle configured to receive and process image data. Data representing images that are captured by the camera of the first vehicle are transmitted to a second vehicle.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.


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Installation method and network monitoring system


An installation method is disclosed. The installation method includes an electronic device establishing a first connection with an ip camera through a peer-to-peer wireless communication protocol; the ip camera transmitting a frame information to the electronic device through the first connection, and connecting to a cloud server through a second connection, to check whether the electronic device registers a registration information related to the ip camera in the cloud server; and the electronic device displaying the frame information after the registration information of the electronic device is confirmed..
Compal Broadband Networks Inc.


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Conducting online meetings using augmented equipment environment


Techniques for conducting online meetings involve expanding the scope of devices beyond basic peripheral devices, such as built-in cameras or displays, that are part of user computing devices serving as clients in online meeting sessions. A disclosed technique includes gathering device information for an augmented set of peripheral io devices accessible to users, the augmented set of peripheral io devices being separate from such basic peripheral devices.
Citrix Systems, Inc.


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Portable, universal direct current (dc) power storage and supply system


A direct current power storage and supply system is disclosed to provide power for electronic equipment or electronic peripheral attachments to devices including powered sighting adjustments, including cameras, binoculars, hand-held or mounted weapons for hunting or military uses, including weapons' quickly rail mountable and detachable. Also, a universal dc power supply with quick-change batteries is disclosed.

new patent

System and deploying handheld devices to secure an area


A handheld security system includes a set of handheld devices positioned at a group of access points to a secure area. The handheld device includes a set of input/output devices including a text and graphics display, a camera, a local security database and a set of security devices including an rfid reader, a bar code reader, a magnetic stripe card reader and a biometric scanner.
Mdi Security, Llc


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Synthetic colorization of real-time immersive environments


A system related to synthetic colorization of real-time immersive environments is disclosed. The system discloses converting real-time camera data on-board a machine into signatures which describe the real-time camera data.
Caterpillar Inc.


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Parameterized model of 2d articulated human shape


The parameters of the estimated 2d body can be used to discriminatively predict 3d body shape using a learned mapping approach. The prediction framework can be used to estimate/predict the 3d shape of a person from a cluttered video sequence and/or from several snapshots taken with a digital camera or a cell phone..

new patent

Camera calibration device


A camera calibration device that captures images of at least one marker with at least two cameras and calibrates installation states of the at least two cameras based upon the captured images by the at least two cameras, includes: an extracting unit that extracts a feature amount of the at least one marker based upon the captured images by the at least two cameras; a primary calibration unit that calculates a position of each of the at least two cameras in a marker coordinate system, based upon the feature amount; and a secondary calibration unit that preforms coordinate transformation of the position of each of the cameras in the marker coordinate system calculated by the primary calibration unit, into a position of each of the cameras in a vehicle coordinate system.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd..


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Machine vision image sensor calibration


A system, apparatus, method, and computer readable media for calibration of one or more extrinsic image sensor parameters. A system may calibrate a multi-camera surround view system, for example as may be employed in a vehicle, based on image data comprising one or more ground plane landmarks.
Intel Corporation


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Semiconductor device and camera apparatus


A semiconductor device in the present embodiment includes an image processing unit and an authenticating unit. The image processing unit acquires a captured image and can change a pixel value in the captured image.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


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Method and switching display mode of screen of terminal device, and terminal device


A method and an apparatus for switching a display mode of a screen of a terminal device where an eye position of a user is identified using a front-facing camera of the terminal device, an eye viewing orientation is determined according to the identified eye position, an angle between the eye viewing orientation and a current display reference orientation of a screen of the terminal device is determined, where the current display reference orientation of the screen of the terminal device refers to a display orientation of content of the screen in a current display mode of the screen, and it is determined, according to the angle, whether the display mode of the screen needs to be switched.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


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Image output device


Digital camera in cooperation with electronic paper calendar of known size comprises monitor smaller than electronic paper calendar and controller to have the monitor display partial picture around a desired point with scale of enlargement to attain size corresponding to that of electronic paper calendar on the basis of calendar size, ratio of picture area to entire calendar and size of digital image data. Digital camera separately stores calendar data, picture data, and event data for flexible combination thereof.
Nl Giken Incorporated


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Group peer-to-peer financial transactions


Various techniques are provided for carrying out peer-to-peer financial transactions using one or more electronic devices. In one embodiment, a request for payment is transmitted from a first device to a second device using a near field communication (nfc) interface.
Apple Inc.


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Jig for matching images of color camera and infrared camera


Disclosed is a jig for matching images between a color camera and an infrared camera so as to match images into one image by correcting angles of view and degrees of distortion according to physical positional relations between the images. The jig includes a white background board having square or circular holes arranged by designated intervals in the horizontal and vertical directions and a black inner board detachably combined with the white background board so that holes formed on the white background board are expressed as black.
Coresense Co., Ltd


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Image pickup device


A device includes an illumination device that casts light of a prescribed polarization direction on a scattering body, a camera that picks up images of the scattering body at a plurality of different polarization angles, and a processor that executes a process of generating and outputting an inner layer image, of an inner layer of an inside of the scattering body, in response to a depth from a surface of the scattering body on the basis of the images of the scattering body picked up at the plurality of different polarization angles.. .
Fujitsu Frontech Limited


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Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable medium storing a program


An image extraction unit (104) extracts an image of a specific photographic object from among images of photographic objects included in a photographic image photographed by a camera (200). A distance calculation processing execution unit (105) executes a distance calculation processing in which a distance from the camera (200) to a photographic object is calculated using an image of the photographic object included in the photographic image, exclusively to the image of the specific photographic object extracted by the image extraction unit (104)..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


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System and feedback for attention and concentration


A system and method of tracking a viewer's focus and attention by displaying an object on a screen and instructing the user to look at such object. A camera captures an image of an eye of the user as he looks at the object, and then captures one or more further images of the eye of the user to determine when or if the user looked away from the object.
Umoove Services Ltd.


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Camera systems with enhanced document capture


C) capturing and processing said image with methods and parameters optimized for non-document images if said determination is non-document.. .

new patent

System and detecting and tracking facial features in images


The present invention relates to a system for detecting and tracking facial features in images and can be used in conjunction with a camera. Given a camera, the system will detect facial landmarks in images.
Carnegie Mellon University


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Systems and methods for multiple photo feed stories


Techniques to allow for ease of navigation within a photo browsing interface of a social networking system. In one embodiment, a designation of a first image for sharing is received from within at least one of a single-image view and a camera view.
Facebook


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Remote authentication of identity


A method of identifying a person by remotely processed data by an identifying party. A person pre-registers a biometric signature with a security service provider.

new patent

Object information derived from object images


Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, pda, or other image capturing device submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured the image.. .
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc


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Device interaction in augmented reality


An augmented reality (ar) device can access a library of applications or user interfaces (uis) designed to control a set of devices. The ar device can determine which ui to present based on detection of a device to be controlled near the ar device.
The Eye Tribe Aps


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Projection-type video display device


In a projection-type video display device that displays an image by projecting the image onto a projection object starting from a desk surface, a display screen on which a position and a gesture operation of a user are reflected is displayed in a predetermined area. An illumination and a camera are disposed in the projection-type video display device installed on the desk surface, a gesture using user's fingers is detected, and, for example, a menu screen and an operation guide are displayed according to the gesture.
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.


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Input apparatus and fingertip position detection method


An input apparatus includes a processor which is configured to: detect a finger region containing a finger and a fingertip position in a first image captured by a first camera; set a template containing the finger region and generate a plurality of sub-templates by dividing the template along a longitudinal direction of the finger region; obtain a region that best matches the template on a second image generated by a second camera placed a prescribed distance away from the first camera and divide the region into search regions equal in number to the sub-templates along the longitudinal direction of the finger region; perform template matching between a sub-template containing the fingertip position and a corresponding search region to find a matching point corresponding to the fingertip position; and compute the fingertip position in real space based on the fingertip position and the matching point.. .
Fujitsu Limited


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Depth mapping with a head mounted display using stereo cameras and structured light


A tracking system generates a structured light pattern in a local area. The system includes an array of lasers that generate light.
Oculus Vr, Llc


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Gesture input apparatus, gesture input method, and program for wearable terminal


A trajectory of a user's finger is converted to an input signal without touching a sensor. A gesture input apparatus 1 acquires images photographed by a camera 101 and a camera 102 when a user's finger draws a trajectory like arrows 202 and 203 by stroking, for example, reference numbers 201b and 201c from a reference number 201a, detects a user's fingerprint in the images, and stores the trajectory in a fingerprint position database 50.
Optim Corporation


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Vehicle operating system using motion capture


Vehicle operating systems for operating a vehicle having a driving seat for a vehicle driver and at least one passenger seat for passengers are described. The vehicle operating system may include one or more camera devices for shooting images of hand actions of the driver or images of hand actions of a passenger, and a storage device for storing operating signals corresponding to hand actions.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.


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Vehicle operating system using motion capture


Vehicle operating systems for operating a vehicle having a driving seat for a vehicle driver and at least one passenger seat for passengers are described. The vehicle operating system may include one or more camera devices for shooting images of hand actions of the driver or images of hand actions of a passenger, and a storage device for storing operating signals corresponding to hand actions.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.


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Systems and methods for biomechanically-based eye signals for interacting with real and virtual objects


Systems and methods are provided for discerning the intent of a device wearer primarily based on movements of the eyes. The system can be included within unobtrusive headwear that performs eye tracking and controls screen display.
Eyefluence, Inc.


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Systems and methods to facilitate human/robot interaction


Short range transmissions are used to identify potential interactions between warehouse workers and warehouse robots in automated warehouses. The robot can be equipped with one or more short range transmission tags, such as radio frequency identification (rfid) tags, while the warehouse worker can be equipped with a short range transmission reader, such as an rfid reader.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


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Method for optimizing the orientation of a remote-control device with respect to a rolling drone


The remote-control device (16) comprises an antenna for the radio link with the drone, and a touch screen (20) displaying an image captured by the camera of the drone. The method comprises the steps of: a) determination of the active antenna (28b); b) determination of the device model used; c) search, in a table of an applicative piloting software, for information of relative orientation with respect to the active antenna with respect to the device body; d) display of the image on the touch screen so that the top of a scene captured by the camera of the drone appears (a) to the user at the bottom of the screen (20) if the orientation of the antenna with respect to the device body does not correspond to the direction (d) of the drone, and appears (b) to the user at the top of the screen (20) if the orientation of the antenna with respect to the device body corresponds to the direction (d) of the drone, so as to produce an anti-natural display (a) leading the user to return the device (a′), hence placing the antenna in the direction (d) of the drone..
Parrot


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Converter lens device and photographing system including the same


The present disclosure is directed to a converter lens device that includes a first mount to which a master lens device is capable of being attached, a second mount to which a camera body is capable of being attached and a converter lens having a negative refractive power, wherein, an optical system comprising the converter lens device and the master lens device has a focal length longer than a focal length of an optical system of the master lens device, the converter lens comprises sequentially from an object side, a first lens unit of a positive refractive power, a second lens unit of a negative refractive power, and a third lens unit.. .
Olympus Corporation


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Blade drive device and optical apparatus


To provide a blade drive device capable of suppressing operation failures due to the leakage flux. The blade drive device 1 attached to a camera module including a lens and a lens drive device 60 having plural permanent magnets 61 arranged with gaps around an optical axis p of the lens in an annular manner so as to overlap the camera module in an axial direction of the optical axis p, which includes a lower plate 2 having an opening 4 formed around the optical axis p, blades 20 regulating the opening 4 and respective actuators 10a, 10b arranged in the lower plate 2 and driving the blades 20.
Seiko Precision Inc.


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Lens moving apparatus, camera module and optical appliance including the same


Embodiments provide a lens moving apparatus including a bobbin in which a lens is mounted, a first coil and a magnet configured to electromagnetically interact with each other so as to move the bobbin, a housing configured to accommodate the bobbin therein, an elastic member including an inner frame coupled to the bobbin, an outer frame coupled to the housing, and a frame connection portion configured to connect the inner frame and the outer frame to each other, and a support member connected to the elastic member and configured to support the housing, and the outer frame includes a first coupling portion coupled to the housing, a second coupling portion coupled to the support member, the second coupling portion being spaced apart from the first coupling portion, and a single connection portion configured to connect the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion to each other.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


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Zoom lens system and camera system


A zoom lens system according to the present disclosure includes, in order from an object side to an image plane side, a first lens group having positive optical power; a second lens group having negative optical power; a third lens group having positive optical power; and a subsequent lens group including a fourth lens group, a fifth lens group, and a sixth lens group. The first lens group comprises, in order from the object side, a first lens element having negative optical power; a second lens element having positive optical power; a third lens element having positive optical power; and a fourth lens element having positive optical power.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


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Unibody dual-lens mount for a spherical camera


A spherical camera includes two oppositely-oriented lenses rigidly secured by a unibody dual-lens mount. The unibody dual-lens mount includes two lens barrel that are laterally offset from each other.
Gopro, Inc.


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Snychronous camera lens module photographing all directions with single lens


The present invention relates to a synchronous camera lens module photographing in all directions with a single lens, and more particularly, to a synchronous camera lens module which replaces only a lens module of a conventional monitoring camera by providing a synchronous camera lens module using a single optical lens capable of performing wide-angle photographing to photograph in all directions with the single lens which is high economically and in efficiency and can minimize a blind zone.. .

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Optical image capturing system


The invention discloses a five-piece optical lens for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens which can have positive refractive power, and an object-side surface thereof can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power, wherein both surfaces of each of the aforementioned lenses can be aspheric; and a fifth lens which can have negative refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and both surfaces thereof are aspheric; at least one surface of the fifth lens has an inflection point thereon.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


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Optical image capturing system


The invention discloses a five-piece optical lens for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens which can have positive refractive power, and an object-side surface thereof can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power, wherein both surfaces of each of the aforementioned lenses can be aspheric; and a fifth lens which can have negative refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and both surfaces thereof are aspheric; at least one surface of the fifth lens has an inflection point thereon.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


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Lens driving device, camera module and optical apparatus


An exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to a lens driving device, comprising: a base including a support part upwardly protruded; a movable unit spaced from the base and movably disposed at an upper side of the base; and a damper contacted with the support part and the movable unit.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


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Circuit device inspection systems using temperature gradients


Circuit device inspection system using temperature gradients. In some embodiments, a system may include an infrared camera, first and second temperature sources, controller circuitry to cause the infrared camera to capture an infrared image of a region of a circuit device and to cause the first and second temperature sources to generate first and second temperature outputs to be applied to first and second locations on the circuit device, and processing circuitry to generate temperature gradient data.
Intel Corporation


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Illumination device for color sorter


An illumination device for a color sorter includes an led substrate placed on a longitudinal chassis for heat radiation and a light source in which many led elements are linearly aligned in the longitudinal direction on the led substrate, and the light source is an integration of at least two light sources provided together, one of the light sources illuminating a side on which items-to-be-sorted flow down and the other one of the light sources illuminating a side of a background arranged to face a camera.. .
Satake Corporation


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Sealed infrared imagers and sensors


The architecture, design and fabrication of array of suspended micro-elements with individual seals are described. Read out integrated circuit is integrated monolithically with the suspended elements for low parasitics and high signal to noise ratio detection of changes of their electrical resistance.

new patent

Prevention of light from exterior to a device having a camera from being used to generate an image using the camera based on the distance of a user to the device


In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a camera accessible to the processor, and memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to determine that a user is at least one of outside a threshold distance from the device and at a threshold distance from the device, and responsive to the determination, disallow the camera from generating images based on light from exterior to the device..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


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Method and laser projection, and machining method


A laser projection method including the steps of: irradiating, from a laser projection unit, a workpiece that is a measurement object, with a laser while controlling a plurality of mirror angles; imaging the workpiece with a stereo camera, extracting a contour of the workpiece, and calculating a three-dimensional coordinate; calculating a positional relationship between the laser projection unit and the workpiece by comparing the calculated three-dimensional coordinate of the workpiece contour with the minor angle; and performing coordinate transformation of cad data information and drawing cad data from the laser projection unit to the workpiece, based on the positional relationship between the laser projection unit and the workpiece. The machining method including the steps of: selecting a component of a tool; assembling the component; imaging the tool assembled; and determining whether or not a desired tool has been assembled..
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.


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A clamping device for a camera device


The present application relates to a clamping device for a camera device, including a carrier for carrying the camera device, the carrier including a connecting end and a free end, the connecting end being connected to at least one supporting arm, the supporting arm being provided thereon with a clamping structure that can be stretchable; the clamping device further including a connector connected to the carrier through a hinge structure; the connector being provided thereon with a connecting portion; an upper surface of the carrier being a curved surface; and the clamping structure including a clamping portion, the clamping portion including a clamping curved surface corresponding to the curved surface of the upper surface of the carrier. The camera device is clamped and clasped between the upper surface of the carrier and the clamping curved surface on the clamping portion, so the camera device is not easily slip off.
Winners' Sun Plastic & Electronic (shenzhen) Limited Company


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Non-desrtructive evaluation of functional fabrics


The present invention provides a method for determining the functionality remaining in a functional fabric, the method comprising the steps of: providing a functional fabric having a known original functionality, a current wear, and a current unknown functionality, providing a light source, providing a detector, optically measuring the current wear using the light source and the detector, and evaluating the current unknown functionality using a correlation that expresses the current unknown functionality as a function of the current wear, optionally the detector further comprises a digital camera, and wherein the method further comprises the step of: obtaining an image of the functional fabric and quantifying the fractal dimension using a box-method fractal analysis on the image. The method may be applied the insecticide treated fabrics.
Tda Research, Inc.


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Smart saddle apparatus


There is provided a saddle apparatus comprising a saddle housing comprising external walls, an internal cavity defined by the external walls and a seat portion for seating an animal rider; a container compartment defined within the internal cavity of the saddle housing; a fluid container adapted to be removably mounted inside the container compartment, the fluid container being adapted to store fluid; and a fluid dispenser in fluid communication with the fluid container adapted to allow flow of fluid from the fluid container on the animal when the saddle apparatus is mounted on the back of the animal. The saddle apparatus optionally comprises at least one of a thermometer, a gyroscope, a proximity detector and a camera, a light detector and a lighting device, a weighting device, a heart pulse reader, a user interface and a transmitter.

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Vehicle control system for controlling steering of vehicle


The present invention provides a vehicle control system comprising a projecting device, a camera device, a control device and an actuating device. The vehicle steering control system does not need a physical steering wheel, thus the weight and cost of the vehicles can be reduced.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.


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Two-step sleepy driving prevention apparatus through recognizing operation, front face, eye, and mouth shape


Disclosed therein is a two-step drowsy driving prevention apparatus through motion, face, eye, and mouth recognition. A driving judging unit which includes a gps device to detect a driving state of a vehicle and a drowsiness judging unit which receives image and three-dimensional depth information from a photographing unit including an infrared depth sensor and an infrared camera mounted at positions to observe a driver's face judge a cycle of a yawn, a speed and a cycle of nodding the head and a speed and a cycle of a blink of the eye as a first step judgment.

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Vehicle camera cleaning system


Embodiments provide vehicle camera cleaning systems used for cleaning foreign matter off of a camera lens, including, for example, a water flow nozzle arranged to eject water flow, an air nozzle arranged to eject air, and a central controller used to control the water flow nozzle and air nozzle. In certain embodiments, a plurality of sensing devices are used for sensing the conditions of the camera lens, such as an infrared water drop sensor, a temperature sensor, a camera sensing sensor, and the like.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.


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Vehicle camera cleaning system


Techniques described herein relate to embodiments provide vehicle camera cleaning systems used for cleaning foreign matter off of a camera lens, including, for example, a water flow nozzle arranged to eject water flow, an air nozzle arranged to eject air, and a central controller used to control the water flow nozzle and air nozzle. In certain embodiments, a plurality of sensing devices are used for sensing the conditions of the camera lens, such as an infrared water drop sensor, a temperature sensor, a camera sensing sensor, and the like.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.


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Vehicle camera with lens washer system


A vision system of a vehicle includes a camera configured to be disposed at an exterior portion of a vehicle so as to have a field of view exterior of the vehicle. The camera includes a lens.
Magna Electronics Inc.


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Emergency vehicle lighting and video system


A modular video assembly is mounted on an exterior surface of a vehicle and includes an elongated housing and a camera. The housing presents spaced apart housing ends and a chamber between the housing ends.
Halcore Group, Inc.


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Overhead view for hitch connection


Systems and methods for using a hitch connection system to attach a vehicle to a trailer. The hitch connection system includes at feast one camera and a controller.
Robert Bosch Gmbh






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