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 Calibration method and measurement tool patent thumbnailnew patent Calibration method and measurement tool
A calibration method calibrates a stereo camera. The calibration method includes: measuring a relative position between the stereo camera and an object that is placed so as to fall within an image capturing area of the stereo camera; acquiring a captured image that is captured by the stereo camera and includes the object; and determining a calibration parameter for calibrating the stereo camera based on the relative position and the captured image..

 Capturing light-field images with uneven and/or incomplete angular sampling patent thumbnailnew patent Capturing light-field images with uneven and/or incomplete angular sampling
A light-field camera may generate four-dimensional light-field data indicative of incoming light. The light-field camera may have an aperture configured to receive the incoming light, an image sensor, and a microlens array configured to redirect the incoming light at the image sensor.
Lytro, Inc.


 Methods and systems for classifying pixels as foreground using both short-range depth data and long-range depth data patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and systems for classifying pixels as foreground using both short-range depth data and long-range depth data
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for classifying pixels as foreground using both short-range depth data and long-range depth data. One embodiment takes the form of a process that includes obtaining video data depicting at least a portion of a user.
Personify, Inc.


 Diagnostic camera for tubular conveyor systems patent thumbnailnew patent Diagnostic camera for tubular conveyor systems
A diagnostic device for viewing problems occurring inside of a circuitous tube in a flexible member conveyor system or the like by attaching a camera to the flexible member or to one of the discs attached to the flexible member so that the camera can take photos or video to show views of the tube as the camera passes through the circuitous tube flexible member conveyor system, the flexible member typically being a cable or a chain.. .
Intraco, Inc.


 Video monitoring system and video monitoring method patent thumbnailnew patent Video monitoring system and video monitoring method
A reception unit of a video monitoring system receives imaged video from a plurality of monitor cameras, each of which images video of a corresponding region among imaging regions a to d in a certain place p. A control unit of the video monitoring system performs control to display the video received by the reception unit on a screen.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


 Surveillance system including video wall patent thumbnailnew patent Surveillance system including video wall
A surveillance system including a video wall is provided. The surveillance system includes a plurality of video decoders configured to connect to the plurality of monitors in a one-to-one correspondence, respectively determine at least one image among a plurality of images based on first information, respectively receive an image-allocation area of the at least one image based on second information, the plurality of images respectively being provided from a plurality of cameras, and respectively input the image-allocation area to the plurality of monitors according to the one-to-one correspondence; and a video wall controller configured to provide each of the plurality of video decoders with the first information indicating at least one camera corresponding to the at least one image and the second information indicating an image-allocation area of the at least one image based on an entire video wall image..
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.


 Adjusting length of living images patent thumbnailnew patent Adjusting length of living images
A method may comprise: obtaining a preliminary frame sequence and at least one still image frame, captured by a digital camera during shooting a scene; obtaining at least one of indication of fulfilment of a predetermined starting scene condition in at least one frame of the preliminary frame sequence and indication of fulfilment of a predetermined first camera condition prevailing during capturing the preliminary frame sequence; automatically selecting a starting frame from the preliminary frame sequence on the basis of at least one of fulfilment of the starting scene condition and fulfilment of the first camera condition; and automatically forming, from the preliminary frame sequence and the at least one still image frame, a displayable frame sequence for displaying a living image of the scene, the living image comprising a still image and a preceding image sequence, the frame sequence starting by the starting frame and having a still image frame as a stopping frame for displaying the still image.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Image sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Image sensor
A high-accurate imaging increased in time resolution can be made. The camera device is provided with a plurality of pixels that include a light-receiving surface embedded region to convert incident light into charges, a charge accumulation region to accumulate the charges, and a gate electrode to control the charges to be transferred from the light-receiving surface embedded region to the charge accumulation region, and are one-dimensionally arranged in each of a plurality of columns, a timing generation circuit which generates a control pulse voltage to be applied to the gate electrode, and a correction circuit unit which is provided in accordance with each of a plurality of columns of the pixels, delays the control pulse voltage in a variable time, and applies the control pulse voltage to the gate electrodes of the plurality of pixels belonging to a column corresponding to the control pulse voltage..
National University Corporation Shizuoka University


 Solid-state image sensor and camera system patent thumbnailnew patent Solid-state image sensor and camera system
A solid-state image sensor including a pixel array portion formed from a two-dimensional array of ordinary imaging pixels each having a photoelectric conversion unit and configured to output an electric signal obtained through photoelectric conversion as a pixel signal, and focus detection pixels for detecting focus. The focus detection pixels include at least a first focus detection pixel and a second focus detection pixel each having a photoelectric conversion unit and configured to transfer and output an electric signal obtained through photoelectric conversion to an output node.
Sony Corporation


 Imaging apparatus and camera system patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging apparatus and camera system
An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width hopt.. .
Sony Corporation


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Camera generating image signal for viewfinder

There is provided a camera apparatus including: a display signal generation unit that generates an index display signal for displaying an index indicative of a current focal position based on focal position information; and a combination unit that acquires an image signal for a viewfinder by combining a captured image signal with the index display signal.. .
Sony Corporation

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Electronic device and photo capturing method

A photo capturing method includes recognizing a capturing target of a preview image of a camera device. A preview ratio of the preview image is obtained by calculating a ratio between an area of a smallest rectangle enclosing the capturing target in the preview image and an area of the preview image is calculated.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.

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Image capture component

One or more systems and/or methods for capturing an image are provided. In an example, an application interface (e.g., a weather application interface), within which the image is to be populated, may be identified.
Yahoo!, Inc.

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Camera module

A camera module includes a lens barrel including at least one lens group; a moving frame that includes the lens barrel and moves in an optical axis direction and in a first direction and a second direction that are perpendicular to the optical axis direction; a fixed frame that movably supports the moving frame and provides the moving frame with a driving force in the optical axis direction, a driving force in the first direction, and a driving force in the second direction; and a base that fixes the fixed frame and includes an image sensor that is spaced apart from the at least one lens group in the optical axis direction.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Image correction circuit and image correction method

An image correction circuit includes: a motion sensor configured to generate motion data corresponding to movement of a camera module during capturing of an image; and a controller configured to post-correct the image using the motion data to remove blurring of the image caused by the movement of the camera module.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

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Rotatable imaging system

An imaging system that includes a rotating unit that includes an imaging camera, an alignment camera and at least a first monitor. The rotating unit is rotatable between a home position and a finish position about a rotation axis such that the imaging camera can capture a first scan.
Ovio Technologies, Llc

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Drawing apparatus, drawing method, and drawing program

A drawing apparatus includes a first control unit and a second control unit. The first control unit receives a plurality of image data including a subject from a plurality of cameras, and outputs data obtained from coordinate conversion performed by referring to lut data.
Socionext Inc.

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Omnistereo capture for mobile devices

Systems and methods for capturing omnistereo content for a mobile device may include receiving an indication to capture a plurality of images of a scene, capturing the plurality of images using a camera associated with a mobile device and displaying on a screen of the mobile device and during capture, a representation of the plurality of images and presenting a composite image that includes a target capture path and an indicator that provides alignment information corresponding to a source capture path associated with the mobile device during capture of the plurality of images. The system may detect that a portion of the source capture path does not match a target capture path.
Google Inc.

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Imaging apparatus and capture assist mark usage control method

Multiple capture assist marks (markers for capture assistance) to be synthesized with video captured by a camera unit 10 is generated by an osd unit 20 through the control of a control unit 100. These capture assist marks are synthesized with the video from the camera unit 10 by synthesis means and displayed.
Sony Corporation

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Zooming control camera and electronic apparatus with camera

A zooming control method is disclosed to perform following operations. A graphical user interface is displayed, and the graphical user interface includes a preview image corresponding to the zooming scale of the camera.
Htc Corporation

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Auto-focus in low-profile folded optics multi-camera system

Embodiments of imaging systems and methods of autofocusing are disclosed, for example, using a folded optics configuration. One system includes at least one camera configured to capture a target image scene, including an image sensor comprising an array of sensor elements, a primary light folding surface configured to direct a portion of received light in a first direction, and an optical element having a secondary light folding surface directing light in a second direction.
Qualcomm Incorporated

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Actuator driving apparatus, camera module, and electronic apparatus

There are provided an actuator driving apparatus, a camera module, and an electronic apparatus to selectively use a position and current control method and a current control method. The actuator driving apparatus includes a position controller and a current driver.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

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Wireless photographic communication system and method

A wireless communication device for connection to an external port of a camera that provides access to a power supply of the camera and at least one of a photographic synchronization signal and trigger release signal. A system including such a wireless communication device, a camera to which the wireless communication device is configured to be connected, and a remote device to receive wireless information from the camera via the wireless communication device.
Lab Partners Associates, Inc.

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Raw camera peripheral with handheld mobile unit for processing raw image data

A handheld imaging device is described to provide high quality raw image data to a smartphone, or similar handheld imaging device. The imaging device can have a larger dimension, particularly with regard to the thickness of the device, thus overcoming some of the physical limitations to providing high quality optics and image sensing within the thin form factor of a modern smartphone.
2p & M Holdings, Llc

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Raw camera peripheral with handheld mobile unit processing raw image data

A handheld imaging device is described to provide high quality raw image data to a smartphone, or similar handheld imaging device. The imaging device can have a larger dimension, particularly with regard to the thickness of the device, thus overcoming some of the physical limitations to providing high quality optics and image sensing within the thin form factor of a modern smartphone.
2p & M Holdings, Llc

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Terminal, image processing method, and image acquisition method

The present invention discloses a terminal. The terminal includes: a first camera, a second camera, a processor, the processor is connected to both the first camera and the second camera, the first camera and the second camera are located on a same side of the terminal, the first camera is configured to acquire an image in a first region; the processor is configured to: analyze the image acquired by the first camera, determine, according to an analysis result, exposure used when the second camera acquires an image in a second region; the second camera acquires the image in the second region according to the exposure that is determined by the processor and is used when the second camera acquires the image in the second region; the processor is configured to synthesize the images into a high dynamic image..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.

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Camera having hdr during pre-flash

An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a flash configured to generate a pre-flash and a regular flash and a camera.
Blackberry Limited

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Image stabilization mechanism

Disclosed is an electronic gimbal with camera and mounting configuration. The gimbal includes an inertial measurement unit which can sense the orientation of the camera and three electronic motors which can manipulate the orientation of the camera.
Gopro, Inc.

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Display apparatus and control method thereof

Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof, the display apparatus including: a camera configured to include an image sensor for sensing an image passed through a lens, be mounted to movable up/down on a top of the display apparatus, and be moved up and ejected outward from the display apparatus while being used; an image processor configured to process an image signal corresponding to an image sensed by the image sensor; a display configured to display an image based on the processed image signal; a detector configured to detect whether the camera moves up or down; a power supply configured to supply power to elements of the display apparatus; and a controller configured to control the power supply to turn on the display apparatus if the detector detects that the camera is ejected while the display apparatus is being powered off, and control the image processor to display a preview image corresponding to an image taken by the camera on the display. Thus, the display apparatus can be easily turned on/off by pushing the camera, and be improved in utilization, thereby increasing accessibility to the utilization of the camera and improving convenience of a user..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Camera module

A camera module according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a substrate; an image sensor arranged on the substrate; a lens housing, which is arranged on the substrate, and in which a lens is coupled; an elastic member arranged between the substrate and the lens housing; and a plurality of fastening members which fasten the substrate and the lens housing.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

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Camera rig and stereoscopic image capture

Systems and methods are related to a camera rig and generating stereoscopic panoramas from captured images for display in a virtual reality (vr) environment.. .
Google Inc.

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Housing and a camera comprising a housing

A housing for enclosing an electric circuitry and for providing a cable strain relief function to a cable extending from the electric circuitry and out of the housing and a camera comprising such a housing is disclosed. The housing comprises a first part with a first recess and a second part with a second recess, wherein the first and second recesses each has a first sidewall portion, a bottom portion and a second sidewall portion, the first and second sidewall portions of the first recess being arranged offset to each other in a cable exit direction..
Axis Ab

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Frame, assembling set and camera assembly set

An assembling set including frame and assembling assembly. The frame includes fixing member and restricting member.
Vivotek Inc.

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Raw camera peripheral for handheld mobile unit

A handheld imaging device is described to provide high quality raw image data to a smartphone, or similar handheld imaging device. The imaging device can have a larger dimension, particularly with regard to the thickness of the device, thus overcoming some of the physical limitations to providing high quality optics and image sensing within the thin form factor of a modern smartphone.
2p & M Holdings, Llc

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Systems and methods for capture and streaming of video

A system may provide capture and streaming of analog video, from one or more analog cameras to one or more client devices and/or servers, in a single device including capture, packetization, and streaming functionality. The device may receive one or more individual video streams and may convert and encode the streams in accordance with a video compression protocol.
Uss Technologies, Llc

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Identity challenges

A biometric authentication system is disclosed that provides authentication capability using biometric data in connection with a challenge for parties engaging in digital communications such as digital text-oriented, interactive digital communications. End-user systems may be coupled to devices that include biometric data capture devices such as retina scanners, fingerprint recorders, cameras, microphones, ear scanners, dna profilers, etc., so that biometric data of a communicating party may be captured and used for authentication purposes..
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

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Powerline adapter and method

A power-line adaptor comprising a communication interface configured to provide bidirectional communication with a camera via a communication connector and a power interface coupled to the communication interface and configured to connect to a power line via a power-line connector, the power interface being further configured to transmit data received from the camera via the communication interface over the power line and to transmit data received over the power line to the camera via the communication interface.. .

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Mobile information terminal cover additionally equipped with privacy protection function

A mobile information terminal cover includes a camera lens shielding cover and a microphone for voice speech shielding cover of a movable type in a camera lens portion and a microphone for voice speech portion respectively, which are built in mobile information terminals such as smartphones. It becomes possible to prevent photographing with the camera unintended by a user himself or herself or the leakage of ambient voices by storing the movable type shielding cover, while the camera is being used or during voice speech, and by covering again the camera lens section or the microphone for voice speech section with the shielding cover after the use of the camera or voice speech..
Hikari Hajime Llc

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Servomechanism with controllable force of action

A servomechanism with internal feedback to control torque allows expansion of the range of controlled force values. This is realized in several ways: by combining different measuring methods of acting forces, combining resilient members with different deformation coefficients in the coupling, using different types of motors in combination.
My Research, Uab

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Overmolded reconstructed camera module

A camera module including a die having a top side and a bottom side, an image sensor is positioned on the top side of the die and a conductive via is formed through the die to provide an electrical connection between the top side and the bottom side; an overmold casing formed around the die; and a lens holder assembly attached to the top side of the die and the overmold casing. A method of producing a camera module including providing an image sensor die that is overmolded within a casing, the image sensor die having a top side and a bottom side, wherein an image sensor is positioned on the top side and a conductive via is formed through the image sensor die from the top side to the bottom side; and attaching a lens holder to the top side of the image sensor die..
Apple Inc.

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Alignment method, connecting electronic component, manufacturing connection body, connection body and anisotropic conductive film

An alignment mark at a position that overlaps an area in which an anisotropic conductive film is pasted, and to accurately perform alignment using an image captured by a camera. An alignment method in which an electronic component is mounted on the obverse surface of a transparent substrate with a conductive adhesive agent interposed therebetween, a substrate-side alignment mark and a component-side alignment mark are adjusted from the captured image, and the position at which the electronic component is mounted on the transparent substrate is aligned, wherein in the conductive adhesive agent, conductive particles are in a regular arrangement as viewed from a planar perspective, and in the captured image, the outside edges of the alignment marks exposed between the conductive particles are intermittently visible as line segments (s) along the imaginary line segments of the outside edges of the alignment mark..
Dexerials Corporation

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Finger reading based on visual gestures

A finger reading method and device based on visual gestures. A user makes a circle on a required finger reading region on a book by using a finger; a camera captures the circle making action of the finger, and an image processing module acquires the position a fingertip according to a profile analysis algorithm, acquires the endpoints of the track edge in upper, lower, left and right directions, and fits a rectangle according to the upper, lower, left and right end points in order to identify content such as characters or graphs of rectangular region content.
South China University Of Technology

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Devices for gaming

A computing device for gaming by patrons. An identification acceptor may scan an identification document into digital form.
Cfph, Llc

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Adjusting heights for road path indicators

Some embodiments provide a mapping application that receives input to adjust an amount of tilt from which to view a 3d map for a viewing mode in which the 3d map is specified to be textured with camera captured images (ccis) of the real world. The mapping application also adjusts a set of heights for a set of road path indicators in the 3d map based on the adjusted amount of tilt.
Apple Inc.

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Three-dimensional motion capture

In one general aspect, a method is described. The method includes generating a positional relationship between one or more support structures having at least one motion capture mark and at least one virtual structure corresponding to geometry of an object to be tracked and positioning the support structures on the object to be tracked.
Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.

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Structured light matching of a set of curves from two cameras

A method for matching points between two images of a scene acquired by two cameras, the method including: extracting blobs from the reflection in the images and individually labelling the blobs with a unique identifier; selecting a selected epipolar plane and defining a conjugate epipolar line on each of the images; identifying plausible combinations including a light sheet label of the projected pattern and the unique identifier for a plausible blob selected from the blobs in each of the images; calculating a matching error for each of the plausible combinations; repeating the steps of selecting, identifying and calculating for at least some epipolar planes; determining a most probable combination by computing a figure of merit for the plausible combinations; identifying matching points in the frame from the most probable combination.. .
Creaform Inc.

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Launch monitor

A launch monitor having a camera can be used to measure a trajectory parameter of a ball. In one example, a method can include changing a mode of the camera from a low-speed mode to a high-speed mode.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

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Automatic camera calibration

This document describes systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for automatically calibrating a video camera based on video information received from the video camera. In some implementations, a computing device receives video information comprising a video signal from a video camera, wherein the video signal shows a 2d scene of an environment captured by the video camera; identifies (i) two or more vertical lines shown in the 2d scene, (ii) two or more horizontal lines shown in the 2d scene, and (iii) one or more objects shown in the 2d scene; based on the identified one or more objects, determines a height of a vertical line in the 2d scene; and based on (i) the identified two or more vertical lines, (ii) the identified two or more horizontal lines, and (iii) the determined height of the vertical line in the 2d scene, calibrate the video camera..
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

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System, dispensed adhesive material inspection

Apparatus, system and method for detecting defects in an adhesion area that includes an adhesive mixed with a fluorescent material. One or more illumination devices may illuminate the fluorescent material in the adhesion area with a light of a predetermined wavelength.
Jabil Circuit, Inc.

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Method and system for detecting sea-surface oil

A behavioral recognition system may include both a computer vision engine and a machine learning engine configured to observe and learn patterns of behavior in video data. Certain embodiments may be configured to detect and evaluate the presence of sea-surface oil on the water surrounding an offshore oil platform.
Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc.

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Method of tracking a mobile device and generating a geometrical model of a real environment using a camera of a mobile device

A method of tracking a mobile device comprising at least one camera in a real environment comprises the steps of receiving image information associated with at least one image captured by the at least one camera, generating a first geometrical model of at least part of the real environment based on environmental data or mobile system state data acquired in an acquisition process by at least one sensor of a mobile system, which is different from the mobile device, and performing a tracking process based on the image information associated with the at least one image and at least partially according to the first geometrical model, wherein the tracking process determines at least one parameter of a pose of the mobile device relative to the real environment. The invention is also related to a method of generating a geometrical model of at least part of a real environment using image information from at least one camera of a mobile device.
Metaio Gmbh

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Static object reconstruction method and system

Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a static object reconstruction method and system that are applied to the field of graph and image processing technologies. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, when a static object reconstruction system does not obtain, by means of calculation, an extrinsic camera parameter in a preset time when calculating the extrinsic camera parameter based on a three-dimensional feature point, it indicates that depth data collected by a depth camera is lost or damaged, and a two-dimensional feature point is used to calculate the extrinsic camera parameter to implement alignment of point clouds of a frame of image according to the extrinsic camera parameter.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

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Image capture in a security document printer

Methods and systems are described that can be used to produce an electronic image of a surface of a security document, such as a surface of a card or a page of a passport, that is being processed in a security document printer. A camera within the printer is used to capture a plurality of electronic image segments of the surface of the security document while the document is within the printer.
Entrust Datacard Corporation

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Overhead image generation apparatus

According to one embodiment, an overhead image generation apparatus includes: a plurality of cameras mounted to a vehicle; an image processor that takes in images of respective cameras, generates, for respective cameras, overhead images that have been subjected to viewpoint conversion processing based on calibration data of the cameras and virtual viewpoint/line-of-sight information, and generates a synthesized overhead view by connecting the overhead images at their boundaries; and a display device that displays the synthesized overhead view generated by the image processor, wherein a proportion of a shape of the overhead image in a height direction is changed in proportion to an arrangement height of each camera.. .
Toshiba Alpine Automotive Technology Corporation

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Apparatus and verifying a purchase transaction

An apparatus and method of verifying a purchase transaction using a customer image. An example method includes capturing an image of a customer during the purchase transaction, and comparing an image provided by a card holder to the image of the customer to determine whether the cardholder is the customer.
Ncr Corporation

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Consumer return of defective products via mobile device photograph submission

A refund requesting device can include a camera, an optical character recognition (ocr) module, and a transmitter. The camera can capture a defective product photograph of a defective product and a receipt photograph of a purchase receipt for the defective product.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.

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Systems and methods for monitoring inventory of a product within a storage bin

A system and method can monitor inventory of product within storage bins of a storage facility by mounting cameras to the storage bins. The cameras and a user processing device may be operably connected to a network such that the user processing device is in communication with the cameras.
W.w. Grainger, Inc.

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Augmented reality and object recognition device

The present invention is to provide an augmented reality and object recognition device appropriately recognizing an object of an image that has been taken, for augmented reality. The augmented reality and object recognition device 100 includes a camera unit 120 that includes a plurality of camera lenses 121 each with a different focal length and an imaging unit 122 taking a plurality of images of an object at the focal length of each of the plurality of camera lenses.
Optim Corporation

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Parking camera system and driving the same

A parking camera system and a method of driving the same includes a plurality of cameras equipped with a vehicle, an image synthesizer for synthesizing images photographed by the plurality of cameras, and an estimated travel trajectory generating and overlaying processor for generating an estimated travel trajectory of the vehicle by receiving steering angle information of the vehicle, and synthesizing the estimated travel trajectory of the vehicle with the images synthesized by the image synthesizer.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

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Video camera scene translation

This document describes systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for video camera scene translation. In some implementations, a computing device accesses a first video that shows a first 2d scene of an environment; defines a trip wire at a first position of the first 2d scene; obtains a 3d model of at least a portion of the environment shown in the first 2d scene; maps the trip wire from the first position of the first 2d scene to a first position of the 3d model that corresponds to the first position of the first 2d scene; accesses a second video that shows a second 2d scene of the environment; and projects the trip wire from the first position of the 3d model to a first position of the second 2d scene that corresponds to a same location in the environment as the first position of the first 2d scene..
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

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Predicting external events from digital video content

Computerized methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, may detect event shown within digital video content captured by one or more video cameras, and correlate these detected events to real-world conditions that may not be captured within the digital video data. For example, a computing system may detect events shown within digital video content captured by one or more video cameras, and may obtain data that identifies at least one external event.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

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Detecting contextual trends in digital video content

Computerized methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, may detect events shown within digital video content captured by one or more video cameras during a prior time period, and predict an occurrence of an additional event during a future time period based on time-varying patterns among the detected events. For example, a computing system may detect events shown within digital video content captured by one or more video cameras, and may establish a predictive model that identifies one or more time-varying patterns in event parameter values that characterize the detected events within the prior time period.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

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Gift card recognition using a camera

Various embodiments describe systems and methods enable a computing device of a user to capture an image of a gift card, or other such monetary device containing a code, with a camera or otherwise receive an image of that gift card. The computing device can be configured to recognize codes, such as digit claim codes, of the gift card by using one or more image processing, computer vision, and/or machine learning algorithms.
A9.com, Inc.

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Local caching for object recognition

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying people depicted in images. In one aspect, a process includes receiving an image from a camera.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

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Object recognition cache

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for storing facial recognition image data in a cache. One of the methods includes receiving an image from a camera, detecting, in the received image, a face of a person, searching a biometric data cache based on the detected face, in response to searching the biometric data cache based on the detected face, determining whether the biometric data cache includes data for the person, in response to a determination that the biometric data cache includes data for the person, using the data from the biometric data cache to determine an identifier for the person, and in response to a determination that the biometric data cache does not include data for the person: searching a data storage system based on the detected face of the person to determine whether the data storage system includes data for the person..
Accenture Global Services Limited





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