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Apparatus and method for providing media content

At&t Intellectual Property ILp

Apparatus and method for providing media content

System and method for indoor positioning, navigation and location specific services

General Electric

System and method for indoor positioning, navigation and location specific services

System and method for indoor positioning, navigation and location specific services

Voxx International

Device for wirelessly controlling a camera


Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
07/30/15
20150216024 
 Electronic devices having electrostatic discharge paths patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic devices having electrostatic discharge paths
An electronic device may have a display and other electrical components that are sensitive to electrostatic charge. A button may pass through an opening in a layer of the display.
Apple Inc.


07/30/15
20150215744 
 System and  indoor positioning, navigation and location specific services patent thumbnailnew patent System and indoor positioning, navigation and location specific services
A system including a luminaire lens including a surface having a coded positional data pattern, a mobile communication device including a camera and a display screen, a database having data records representing a floor plan of a building or structure, the mobile communication device in communication with the database, and a mobile communication device application, the application configured to decode the coded positional data pattern and to locate the decoded positional data on the floor plan, wherein the decoded positional data is displayed on the display screen. A method includes providing a luminaire lens having a coded positional data pattern, decoding the positional data, locating the decoded positional data on the floor plan, and displaying the decoded positional data on a display screen.
General Electric Company


07/30/15
20150215612 
 Global virtual reality experience system patent thumbnailnew patent Global virtual reality experience system
A virtual reality experience system and method of operation includes a network, a virtual user module, a central data center, and one or more cameras located in various places around the globe. Each of the components are in wireless communication with each other, and are able to communicate via the internet.

07/30/15
20150215610 
 Stereoscopic pictures generation patent thumbnailnew patent Stereoscopic pictures generation
A stereoscopic pictures generating method comprising:—a providing step comprising:—a first providing operation during which at least one first user related parameter is provided, and—a second providing operation during which at least one second user related parameter is provided,—a determining step comprising:—a first determining operation during which a first picture parameter is determined based on the first user related parameter, the first picture parameter comprising a first distance to be set between two cameras embedded in a screen facing the second user, and—a second determining operation during which a second picture parameter is determined based on the second user related parameter, the second picture parameter comprising a second distance to be set between two cameras embedded in a screen facing the first user, and—a generating step comprising:—a first generating operation during which right and left stereoscopic pictures are generated based on the first picture parameter, the right and left stereoscopic pictures being to be displayed on the screen facing the first user, and a second generating operation during which right and left stereoscopic pictures are generated based on the second picture parameter, the right and left stereoscopic pictures being to be displayed on the screen facing the second user.. .
Essilor International (compagnie Générale D'optique)


07/30/15
20150215606 
 Stereo camera device patent thumbnailnew patent Stereo camera device
To provide a stereo camera device capable of maintaining performance and reliability, while realizing thickness reduction, provided are a first image pickup device, a first communication connection unit to output a first image captured with the first image pickup device, a first image pickup substrate where the first image pickup device and the first communication connection unit are provided, a second image pickup device, a second communication connection unit to output a second image captured with the second image pickup device, a second image pickup substrate where the second image pickup device and the second communication connection unit are provided, and a housing where the first image pickup substrate is provided at one end and the second image pickup substrate is provided at another end. In the first image pickup substrate, the first image pickup device and the first communication connection unit are provided in parallel with each other in a lengthwise direction of the housing.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215603 
 Apparatus and  providing media content patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and providing media content
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may, for example, receive a request for a telepresence seat at an event, obtain media content comprising event images of the event that are captured by an event camera system, receive images that are captured by a camera system at a user location, and provide the media content and video content representative of the images to a processor for presentation at a display device utilizing a telepresence configuration that simulates the first and second users being present at the event, where the providing of the first and second video content establishes a communication session between the first and second users. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


07/30/15
20150215600 
 Methods and arrangements for supporting view synthesis patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and arrangements for supporting view synthesis
Arrangements and methods therein for supporting view synthesis. One method is performed by an arrangement which is operable to receive an input video stream comprising an input view associated with a first camera position.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/30/15
20150215589 
 Apparatus and methods for use with  optical rotating joint patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and methods for use with optical rotating joint
A method and apparatus for operating an optical rotating joint (2); comprising: routing optical signals through an optical rotating joint (2) by using a first optical circulator (64) on a first side of the optical rotating joint (2) to receive an optical signal and direct the optical signal onward to a first side of the optical rotating joint (2), and using a second optical circulator (93) on a second side of the optical rotating joint (2) to receive the optical signal from the second side of the optical rotating joint (2) and direct it onwards. The signals may be sensor control signals or sensor output signals to/from a plurality of sensors (26, 28, 30), for example camera sensors.
Bae Systems Plc


07/30/15
20150215588 
 Vision system for vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Vision system for vehicle
A vision system for a vehicle includes a forward facing camera having a forward field of view through the vehicle windshield and operable to capture image data for a plurality of driver assistance systems of the vehicle. The plurality of driver assistance systems of the vehicle includes a lane departure warning system of the vehicle and at least two other driver assistance systems.
Magna Electronics Inc.


07/30/15
20150215586 
 Selection and display of adaptive rate streams in video security system patent thumbnailnew patent Selection and display of adaptive rate streams in video security system
Selection and display of adaptive rate video streams in a video security system in which user devices such as mobile computing devices mix and display multiple streams concurrently from security cameras on the user devices. A client application running on the user devices determines available buffer resources on the user devices, and enables selection of one or more video streams from a grid displayed on a display of the user devices.
Sensormatic Electronics, Llc


07/30/15
20150215583 
new patent

Cloud video surveillance


A video surveillance system comprises internet protocol (“ip”) cameras; a network; and cloud computing resources having a management resource, a video storage resource, and a viewing and control resource. The ip cameras and cloud computing resources are connected via the network.
Rasilient Systems, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215576 
new patent

Detecting patterns traced on a screen of a user device


A user terminal comprising: a network interface; a touchscreen configured to receive a pattern traced by a user; a first camera configured to capture images, wherein the user terminal is configured to transmit said captured images from the first camera to at least one further user terminal via the network interface as part of a video call; a second camera; a memory configured to store information relating to at least one pattern; a detection module configured to detect, using said stored information, one of said at least one pattern traced on an area of the touchscreen of said user terminal; and a control module configured to, in response to the detection by the detection module, switch from the first camera to the second camera so as to capture images using the second camera, the control module causing the said captured images from the second camera to be transmitted via the network interface to said at least one further user device.. .
Microsoft Corporation


07/30/15
20150215550 
new patent

Monitoring unit for a motor vehicle, having partial color encoding


A monitoring unit for monitoring an environment outside of a motor vehicle includes a camera with an imaging sensor that has both color pixels and monochrome pixels. Pixel groups each include one or two color pixels and respectively three or two monochrome pixels.
Continental Automotive Gmbh


07/30/15
20150215548 
new patent

Array-camera motion picture device, and methods to produce new visual and aural effects


A system and method for creating visual special effects comprising capturing an image of an object or objects in motion from each of a plurality of cameras aligned in an array, assembling the images from each camera into a series of images in a manner providing a simulation of motion from the perspective along the array with respect to the object or objects within the images when a series of images is displayed in sequence in a motion picture medium.. .

07/30/15
20150215535 
new patent

Restriction system


A restriction system selectively restricts a camera on a communication device from recording an image. The system includes a barrier portion that engages the camera.

07/30/15
20150215534 
new patent

Driver circuit for a camera voice coil motor


A driver circuit for a camera voice coil motor (vcm) is described. A first power switch selectively conducts current from a vcm node to a power supply node, and a second power switch selectively conducts current from the vcm node to a power return node.
Apple Inc.


07/30/15
20150215531 
new patent

Automatic adjustment of images using a homography


Techniques and apparatus for automatic upright adjustment of digital images. An automatic upright adjustment technique is described that may provide an automated approach for straightening up slanted features in an input image to improve its perceptual quality.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


07/30/15
20150215524 
new patent

Method and varying focal length of camera device, and camera device


The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for varying a focal length of a camera device, and a camera device capable of varying a focal length thereof. The method includes: obtaining a position where one finger of a user touches a touch screen of the camera device; obtaining an image zooming multiple according to a distance and a direction that the finger of the user slides on the touch screen of the camera device; and zooming, according to the image zooming multiple and by using the position on the touch screen of the camera device where the finger of the user touches the touch screen of the camera device as a center, an image currently taken by the camera device, so as to vary a focal length of the camera device.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


07/30/15
20150215515 
new patent

Interchangeable lens and camera body


An interchangeable lens includes: a mount unit on which a camera body can be mounted; a driven member; a drive unit that drives the driven member; a storage unit that stores lens data related to driving of the driven member by the drive unit; and a transmitter that sends lens-side judgment data, based on which whether the lens data is properly stored in the storage unit can be judged at the camera body, to the camera body.. .
Nikon Corporation


07/30/15
20150215514 
new patent

Device for wirelessly controlling a camera


A system for wirelessly controlling a camera including: a camera control device including a display and a transceiver, and a smartphone/tablet including a camera module, a display disposed on a first side of the smartphone/tablet, and a transceiver, the camera module including a first camera disposed on the first side of the smartphone/tablet and a second camera disposed on a second side of the smartphone/tablet, wherein when an image shown on the display of the smartphone/tablet is shown on the display of the camera control device, the camera control device is configured to control the smartphone/tablet to take a picture of the image shown on the display of the smartphone/tablet.. .
Voxx International Corporation


07/30/15
20150215502 
new patent

Antistatic device and electronic device with the same


An antistatic device includes a main body, a first conductive member, and a second conductive member. The main body with a first surface has a first annular groove and a second surface, opposite the first surface, has a second annular groove.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215501 
new patent

Camera module


A camera module is disclosed. The camera module in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: an optical unit; an image sensor arranged in a lower side of the optical unit and configure to receive light having penetrated the optical unit; and a shielding member formed on a surface of the image sensor so as to shield electromagnetic waves brought into the image sensor..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215499 
new patent

Video magnifier camera with handle


Disclosed is a video magnifier. In particular, the disclosure relates to a desktop video magnifier that is design to be portable.
Freedom Scientific, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215483 
new patent

Systems, devices, and/or methods for managing photography


Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a gripper. The gripper can be adapted to releasably couple a personal digital assistant to a camera system via a first jaw and a second jaw.

07/30/15
20150215454 
new patent

Unintentional call detection and response


Methods and systems for detecting unintentional calls placed to a call center. In some implementations, a device with telephone capability recognizes that it is being used to place a call, and automatically collects information usable to estimate whether the call is intentional or unintentional.
Greatcall, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215295 
new patent

Shared secret arrangements and optical data transfer


Digital data is optically broadcast through an environment by controllably switching the brightness or chrominance of led solid state lamps, or of other illumination sources (e.g., television screens and backlit computer displays). This optical data channel is useful to convey cryptographic key data by which devices within the environment can authenticate themselves to a secure network.
Digimarc Corporation


07/30/15
20150214415 
new patent

Photoconductive antenna, camera, imaging device, and measurement device


A photoconductive antenna that generates a terahertz wave by irradiation with a light pulse, includes: a first layer that has carriers formed therein by irradiation with the light pulse; a second layer, located above the first layer, which has carrier mobility larger than carrier mobility of the first layer; and a first electrode and a second electrode, located above the second layer, which apply a voltage to the second layer.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/30/15
20150213702 
new patent

Method and system for behavior detection


Described herein are systems and methods for automatically detecting a behavior of a monitored individual, for example, that the individual has fallen. In certain embodiments, a system is presented that includes one energy sensor (e.g., a camera of a mobile electronic device) configured to capture reflected energy (e.g., light) within a field-of view; an optional lens to modify the distance or angular range of the field-of-view; and an optional image obfuscator to blur or distort the images received by the energy sensor, thereby preserving privacy.
Atlas5d, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213698 
new patent

Smoke detection apparatus, detecting smoke and computer program


A smoke detection apparatus 1 is proposed, the smoke detection apparatus 1 being able to be connected to at least one monitoring camera 2 which is designed to record images of a monitoring area, the monitoring area comprising at least one stationary contrast pattern object 3, having an evaluation device 5, the evaluation device 5 being designed to detect the at least one contrast pattern object 3 in the images transmitted by the monitoring camera 2, the evaluation device 5 evaluating a change in the contrast pattern object 3 in the images as at least one smoke detection feature in order to detect smoke, the evaluation device 5 being designed to evaluate a contrast deviation between an upper contrast pattern section 4a and a lower contrast pattern section 4b of the at least one contrast pattern object 3 in at least one of the images as the at least one smoke detection feature.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/30/15
20150213653 
new patent

Motion capture system


Embodiments form a calibrated biomechanical skeleton from images including a scale frame and a motion capture subject. Links and joints for the biomechanical skeleton are overlaid on a silhouette created for each image in a sequence of captured images.

07/30/15
20150213646 
new patent

Method and system for constructing personalized avatars using a parameterized deformable mesh


A method and apparatus for generating a 3d personalized mesh of a person from a depth camera image for medical imaging scan planning is disclosed. A depth camera image of a subject is converted to a 3d point cloud.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/30/15
20150213617 
new patent

Method and estimating position


Provided is a position estimation apparatus including: a position estimation unit configured to estimate a position of a moving object driven on an arbitrary lane according to an image frame captured by a stereo camera provided in the moving object; a posture information acquisition unit configured to obtain first posture information of the moving object from the estimated position and second posture information of the moving object at a point of time of the stereo camera capturing the image frame; a position correction unit configured to calculate: a probability distribution for a current position of the moving object by using the first posture information and the second posture information, and configured to correct a first probability of the probability distribution for the current position as a corrected position of the moving object; and a composite probability distribution based on a probability of a lane section of the arbitrary lane from a lane probability distribution chart and the corrected position output from the first position correction unit and configured to re-correct a second probability of the composite probability distribution as a final position of the moving object.. .
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213605 
new patent

System for tracking cable tethered from machine


A system for locating a cable tethered from a machine along a worksite is disclosed. The system includes a laser scanner and a color camera.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/30/15
20150213427 
new patent

Detection of unauthorized devices on atms


The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for detecting atm skimmers, other unauthorized devices, such as hidden video cameras or keypad overlays, and/or possible damage to the atm based upon radio frequency (rf) signal emitted from the atm and/or 3d image analysis.. .
Capital One Financial Corporation


07/30/15
20150213319 
new patent

Imaging system for a motor vehicle, having partial color encoding


An imaging system for imaging an environment outside of a motor vehicle combines color-coded pixels and non-color-coded pixels in a single imaging sensor of a camera. Pixel groups each include at least one color-coded pixel and at least two non-color-coded pixels.
Continental Automotive Gmbh


07/30/15
20150213317 
new patent

Intelligent monitoring system


An intelligent monitoring system for care place is illustrated. The system includes a thermal camera capturing a thermal image of the care place; an image processing unit obtaining user's position and number of user according to region in which temperature is higher than a preset temperature in the thermal image; a temperature recording unit extracting and records user's temperature from the thermal image.
Challentech International Corporation


07/30/15
20150213306 
new patent

Apparatus, automatically detecting questionable persons


An apparatus, method, and system for automatically detecting the presence of questionable persons include receiving the geographical location of a user from a gps unit and pictorial information relating to scenes behind user from a camera, executing face recognition technologies to capture human face in the scenes, recording a length of time each human face appears in the scenes, marking a human face as dangerous if the length of time exceeds a predetermined threshold, saving the pictures of dangerous human face in a storage unit, and issuing an alarm notification and transmitting the dangerous human face and the geographical location of the user to a local police office if a distance of the dangerous human increases by a predetermined distance threshold.. .
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213303 
new patent

Image processing with facial reference images


Systems and methods are provided for capturing and processing digital images. During a capture session, an image capture system is configured to capture one or more subject images and one or more calibration images potentially containing the user's face under common lighting conditions.
Nvidia Corporation


07/30/15
20150213301 
new patent

Methods and systems for analysis of fibers and branching structures within an image of a sample


A computer-implemented method and system of fiber analysis and reconstruction of a fiber-containing biological sample perform efficient and accurate analysis of fiber morphology. The images of objects comprising fiber and/or branching structure are obtained by camera and/or other imaging devices.
Molecular Devices, Llc


07/30/15
20150213299 
new patent

Infrared image based early detection of oil spills in water


The invention relates to a method for detecting hydrocarbon spill in an aqueous medium from a plurality of images of the surface of the aqueous medium obtained by an infrared camera comprising analysing an image of the plurality of images; checking whether at least one region that could be identified as spill is displayed in the image, in case of positive result, assessing whether the point representing a multidimensional vector of characteristics associated with the region is within a reference zone defined in a multidimensional space, this reference zone being representative of multidimensional vectors of characteristics of regions corresponding to real spills; if it is determined that the point representing the multidimensional vector of characteristics is within the multidimensional reference zone, generating a warning signal of spill.. .

07/30/15
20150213217 
new patent

Holistic hospital patient care and management telemedicine


A holistic hospital patient care and management system comprises a data store operable to receive and store patient data including clinical and non-clinical data; at least one video camera focused on a patient; presence detection sensors configured to detect presence of physicians to enable real-time tracking and location; at least one predictive model in consideration of the clinical and non-clinical data to identify at least one medical condition of the patient; a risk logic module to apply the predictive model to the clinical and non-clinical data to determine at least one risk score for the patient; and a telemedicine logic module to receive physician real-time location and status information, identify and alert a physician available to consult with the medical personnel regarding the patient, enable two-way audio and video communication between the physician and the medical personnel, and provide the patient's medical condition and stratified risk to the physician.. .
Parkland Center For Clinical Innovation


07/30/15
20150213212 
new patent

Method and the real time annotation of a medical treatment event


A handheld medical event recorder (100) is described which incorporates a touch screen display (102) and a video camera (104). The recorder is arranged such that the user may simultaneously capture video and annotate the progress of the medical event.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/30/15
20150213209 
new patent

Care service transaction method and system thereof


A care service transaction method and system thereof. The method includes the following steps: first, a thermal camera and a control apparatus are disposed in a care place.
Challentech International Corporation


07/30/15
20150213207 
new patent

Holistic hospital patient care and management automated facial biological recognition


A holistic hospital patient care and management system comprises a data store operable to receive and store patient data including clinical and non-clinical data; a plurality of video cameras to capture images of the patients; a plurality of presence detection sensors to detect the presence and location of the patients; a risk logic module configured to apply at least one predictive model to the clinical and non-clinical data, including the captured images, to determine at least one risk score associated with the patients; a facial biological change logic module configured to receive location data from the plurality of presence detection sensors, the risk score and medical condition associated with the patients, and captured images of the patients, and generating an alert in response to a detected change in biological change of a patient.. .
Parkland Center For Clinical Innovation


07/30/15
20150212727 
new patent

Human-computer interaction method, and related device and system


The present disclosure relates to the field of human-computer interaction techniques, and discloses a human-computer interaction method, and a related device and system. The method includes: capturing, by a terminal device by using a camera module, an auxiliary light source formed by a finger gesture on an auxiliary light screen; determining, by the terminal device, a position and/or a motion track of the auxiliary light source in an image captured by the camera module; and executing, by the terminal device, a corresponding operation instruction according to the position and/or the motion track.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


07/30/15
20150212703 
new patent

Augmented reality interface and use


A system for providing an augmented reality interface comprising a head mounted display having a wireless data interface, a camera and a display, the head mounted display configured to receive user interface data and to generate a user interface using the display and to receive image data from the camera and to transmit the image data over the wireless data interface to a wireless network. A wireless device configured to generate the wireless network, to transmit the user interface data to the head mounted display, to receive the image data from the head mounted display and to generate modified user interface data as a function of the image data..
Myth Innovations, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212585 
new patent

Skeletal control of three-dimensional virtual world


A virtual skeleton includes a plurality of joints and provides a machine readable representation of a human target observed with a three-dimensional depth camera. A relative position of a hand joint of the virtual skeleton is translated as a gestured control, and a three-dimensional virtual world is controlled responsive to the gestured control..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/30/15
20150212583 
new patent

Detection of user gestures


In one example, a system may include a display including a display screen; a display controller configured to display visual information on the display screen of the display screen, control at least portions of one or more pixels corresponding to the display screen to render the display screen transparent; and a depth camera, positioned behind the display screen, that is configured to obtain depth image information of one or more objects in front of the display screen when at least portions of the one or more pixels are rendered transparent.. .
Empire Technology Development Llc


07/30/15
20150212522 
new patent

Gnss and optical guidance and machine control


A global navigation satellite sensor system (gnss) and gyroscope control system for vehicle steering control comprising a gnss receiver and antennas at a fixed spacing to determine a vehicle position, velocity and at least one of a heading angle, a pitch angle and a roll angle based on carrier phase position differences. The system also includes a control system configured to receive the vehicle position, heading, and at least one of roll and pitch, and configured to generate a steering command to a vehicle steering system.
Agjunction Llc


07/30/15
20150212489 
new patent

Apparatus and generating hologram


Provided are an apparatus and a method for generating a hologram, wherein the hologram generating apparatus includes an interface to receive location based image data of an object from cameras and a processor to generate hologram data of the object by determining a middle point located between a pair of adjacent cameras, generating image interpolation data corresponding to the middle point, synthesizing the location based image data and the image interpolation data.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/30/15
20150212397 
new patent

Camera mount assembly, methods of production and uses thereof


A camera mount assembly is disclosed that includes: a camera having a camera body and a lens, a d-shaped telescopic handle, wherein the handle is coupled to the top of the camera body, a removable eyepiece, wherein the eyepiece is operatively coupled to the camera body, a viewfinder tube, and an inverted kinematic arm. A camera mount assembly is also disclosed that includes: a camera having a camera body and a lens, a d-shaped telescopic handle, wherein the handle is coupled to the top of the camera body, a removable eyepiece, wherein the eyepiece is operatively coupled to the d-shaped telescopic handle, a viewfinder tube rotatably coupled with the camera body, and an inverted kinematic arm.

07/30/15
20150212396 
new patent

Wireless surface illuminators


A camera system includes a wireless indicator that emits light to provide signals to a user. This wireless indicator is attached to a lens casing that covers the front face of the camera to protect components of the camera such as the lens.
Gopro, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212394 
new patent

Camera and optical unit


A camera that has an optical unit includes: a base plate; a plurality of openings which is provided on the base plate and each of which has a substantially rectangular opening shape having long sides and short sides; and a plurality of optical components each of which covers any of the plurality of openings. The plurality of openings is disposed to be cyclically placed in one optical path through rotation of the base plate, and is disposed such that a part of a long side of each opening thereof faces a part of a short side of another opening thereof adjacent thereto..
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150212393 
new patent

Convertible mobile surveillance camera enclosure for selectively protecting camera dome


An enclosure for a surveillance camera includes a housing having front, rear, top, bottom and opposing side walls. A camera dome projects downwardly below the bottom wall.

07/30/15
20150212391 
new patent

Flying camera with string assembly for localization and interaction


According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided an arrangement comprising, a volitant body comprising at least one actuator; a control unit for controlling said actuator; and a mechanical arrangement for operationally connecting said volitant body to a reference point remote from said volitant body. There is further provided a corresponding method for operating such an arrangement..
Perspective Robotics Gmbh


07/30/15
20150212293 
new patent

Actuator for compact camera


An actuator includes: a main body having a working space therein; a coil mounted to the main body; a blade in which a lens is mounted and inserted into and disposed in the working space; a magnet mounted to the blade and disposed to face the coil to form a magnetic field around the coil, for generating driving power upwards and downwards through an electromagnetic interaction; a wire an end of which is mounted to the main body and an opposite end of which is mounted to the blade, for supporting the blade such that the blade is vertically moved; a hall sensor mounted to the main body, for measuring a deviation of a vertical position of the magnet with respect to the main body; and a controller for applying a current for correcting the position deviation of the magnet to the coil.. .
Hysonic. Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212291 
new patent

Lens moving unit and camera module having the same


A lens moving unit for a camera module is disclosed. The lens moving unit includes a first lens moving unit, a second lens moving unit, and a cover member to encompass the first and second lens moving units by being coupled to a base.
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212034 
new patent

Gas-monitoring detecting bowel movements and use


A room monitoring device designed and intended to detect a bowel movement (bm) of a person occupying the room, such as a baby or infant or an adult with special needs or in a care facility. The device tests the air for particular substances such as, but not limited to, methane and hydrogen sulfide.

07/30/15
20150211958 
new patent

Systems and methods for inspection of seals


Systems and methods for inspecting seals for leaks are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a seal inspection system including: a closure threadingly attached to a container, each of the closure and the container including a mark; at least one camera positioned to detect the mark on the closure and the mark on the container; and a computer including a processor configured to calculate at least one of 1) an angle between the mark on the container and the mark on the closure, or 2) a distance between the mark on the container and the mark on the closure and determine whether the angle or the distance meets a reference value..
Nestec S.a.


07/30/15
20150211933 
new patent

Camera, computer program and measuring thermal radiation and thermal rates of change


A camera, computer program, and method for determining and displaying temperature rates of change for objects within the camera's field of view. More specifically, the embodiments provide for the continuous, real-time temperature measurement and display of a plurality of objects within the camera's field of view, and further for the real-time processing and display of the temperature rates of change for said objects..
Custom Scene Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150211931 
new patent

System for tracking cable tethered from machine


A system for locating a cable tethered from a machine along a worksite is disclosed. The system includes a thermal camera configured to detect an infrared radiation emitted by a surrounding area of the machine within fields of view of thermal camera.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/30/15
20150211899 
new patent

Optical fiber strain sensor system and method


An optical fiber strain sensor system and method are provided that use pixels of a three-dimension (3-d) pixel sensor to sense the respective light beams passing out of the ends of a reference fiber and a measurement fiber and for converting the respective light beams into respective electrical signals. Because 3-d camera pixels have photodiodes that are directly connected by switches to integrators within the same die, the need to use separate tias and phase detection circuitry in each receive channel is eliminated, which reduces system complexity and overall cost.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211870 
new patent

Method for using street level images to enhance automated driving mode for vehicle


A method that utilizes high-definition street level images provided by a network of stationary traffic cameras to identify potential hazards or concerns located beyond the range of vehicle mounted devices, and to provide an advanced warning or to take some other remedial action in response thereto. In one embodiment, the method uses multiple items taken from the street level images to corroborate a potential concern before saving that concern to a concern profile where the concern is linked or otherwise associated with a particular geographic zone.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/30/15
20150211202 
new patent

Pile cutter


A remotely controlled pile cutter for insertion to a desired position within a tubular piling comprises an insertion cable attached to a lifting sub, radially extendable centralizer arms, an extendable rotatable cutter, a camera, and monitors and sensors in communication with a control panel and computer processor where information and control signals are received and generated. The radially extending centralizer arms hold the pile cutter in place at the internal piling wall.

07/30/15
20150210521 
new patent

Counterweight balancing device for filming cranes


The invention relates to a counterweight balancing device for filming cranes of the type that are mounted on vehicles suitable for carrying same and that are used to film moving images, said crane (1) having a rotating centre (4) form which a counterweight system (2) on one side and a filming camera (3) on the other side oscillate as if on a balance. Said device comprises a pantograph mechanism that enables said counterweight system (2) to be maintained in relation to the ground, in the event of any ascending or descending movement of the arm holding the filming camera (3), as a result of the device being equipped with articulated points (6, 7, 8 and 9), fixed shafts (10 and 11) and shafts (9 and 9′) movable in relation to the central shaft of the crane (5), thereby forming said pantograph mechanism..

07/30/15
20150210387 
new patent

First-person viewer for unmanned vehicles


A remote control unit of an unmanned vehicle comprises a first communications subsystem, a processor, and a graphics processor. The first communications subsystem may be operable to receive sensor data via a first communication link between the remote control unit and the unmanned vehicle.
Maxlinear, Inc.


07/30/15
20150210312 
new patent

Systems and methods for detecting low-height objects in a roadway


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a driver-assist object detection system is provided for a vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


07/30/15
20150210278 
new patent

Systems and methods for identifying relevant traffic lights


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a system includes at least one image capture device configured to acquire at least one image of an area forward of the vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


07/30/15
20150210277 
new patent

Systems and methods for detecting traffic lights


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a system includes at least one image capture device configured to acquire a plurality of images of a traffic light located in a region above the vehicle, outside of a sightline of a typical driver location in the vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


07/30/15
20150210276 
new patent

Systems and methods for determining the status of a turn lane traffic light


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a traffic light detection system is provided for a vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


07/30/15
20150210275 
new patent

Systems and methods for detecting traffic signal details


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a traffic light detection system is disclosed.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


07/30/15
20150210274 
new patent

Systems and methods for lane end recognition


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a lane ending detection system is provided for a vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


07/30/15
20150210217 
new patent

Driver assist system for vehicle


A driver assist system for a vehicle includes at least one non-visual sensor and a color video rear backup camera having a field of view rearward of the vehicle, with the field of view of the camera encompassing a ground area to the rear of the vehicle. An image processor processes image data captured by the camera.
Magna Electronics Inc.


07/30/15
20150210216 
new patent

Motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle


Motor vehicle with at least one control device, a thermal imaging camera and an image processing device, wherein the image processing device is designed to recognize objects on a thermal image from the thermal imaging camera, wherein the image processing device is designed to ascertain at least one object property of at least one recognized object, particularly of a recognized vehicle, by evaluating the thermal distribution in the thermal image in a region that includes the recognized object, wherein the control device is designed to use the object property for operation of a vehicle system.. .
Audi Ag


07/30/15
20150210215 
new patent

Monitoring device of power line and camera


A monitoring device of power line and camera mounted on a vehicle comprises single power line integrated power supply and signal that simplify the complexity of wiring for easy installation and maintenance, reducing costs. When a camera captures an image signal, the power line generates carrier wave for the image signal as a radio frequency signal being transmitted to a wired cable line and then to the screen host..

07/30/15
20150209962 
new patent

User interface device of remote control system for robot device and method using the same


A user interface device of a remote control system for a robot and a method using the same are provided. The user interface device includes: a radio frequency (rf) unit for receiving, from a remote control robot, camera data and at least one sensor data detecting a distance; a display unit having a main screen and at least one auxiliary screen; and a controller having an environment evaluation module for determining whether the received camera data are in a normal condition, and having a screen display mode change module for displaying, if the received camera data are in a normal condition, the camera data on the main screen and displaying, if the received camera data are in an abnormal condition, the sensor data on the main screen..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150209124 
new patent

Adapters with light sources for dental air/water syringes


Adapter units enabling a disposable tip to connect to an existing dental syringe configured to receive a different type of tip such as an autoclavable tip. In addition, adapter units constructed in accordance with this invention provide built-in light sources and/or video camera units, thereby providing the syringe bodies to which the adapters attach capabilities that they could not have without the adapters.

07/30/15
20150208997 
new patent

Nuclear medicine imaging systems and methods of imaging patient tissue


Nuclear medicine (nm) imaging system including first and second nm cameras having camera surfaces that are configured to face each other while imaging patient tissue therebetween. The nm imaging system also includes an immobilization plate that is configured to be positioned between the first and second nm cameras and extend parallel to the camera surface of the first nm camera.
Ge Medical Systems Israel, Ltd. (il)


07/30/15
20150208977 
new patent

Device and detecting drowsiness using eyelid movement


A drowsiness detection device and method for a person (4), having a digital camera device (2) and a control unit (5). The digital camera device (2) includes a video processor (6).
Autoliv Development Ab


07/30/15
20150208919 
new patent

Gaze guidance arrangement


A gaze guidance arrangement is formed in a device for imaging an eye, the device being wearable on the object to be examined or otherwise placeable to the front of an eye or eyes. The device comprises one or more camera arrangements and an illumination arrangement.
Trividi Oy


07/30/15
20150208918 
new patent

Device for imaging an eye


A device is for imaging an eye and is wearable on the object to be examined or otherwise able to be placed to the front of an eye or eyes. When the device is switched on, it automatically performs the imaging such that all images are useful.
Trividi Oy


07/30/15
20150208908 
new patent

Detection of when a capsule camera enters into or goes out of a human body and associated operations


A method for detecting a capsule camera entering into or exiting the gi tract, includes (a) taking a first test image under the condition that an illumination system of the capsule camera is disabled; (b) taking a second test image under the same condition as the first test image; (c) comparing selected corresponding pixel values of the first test image and the second test image to determine if a significant change in pixel values has occurred; and (d) upon detecting the significant change in pixel values, determining if the capsule camera has entered or exited the gi tract, and performing operations appropriate to follow such determination.. .
Capso Vision, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208111 

Image streaming system for minimizing resource usage of network video recorder (nvr)


An image streaming system for minimizing resource usage of an nvr as it does not need to manage ip cameras nor require additional resources to stream images to a client device at a remote location since it is able to directly access an ip camera registered in the nvr without passing through the nvr to retrieve images from the ip camera and transmit the retrieved images to the client device, thereby preventing an increase of costs for the nvr.. .
Idis Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150208057 

Device for generating depth information, generating depth information, and stereo camera


A device for generating depth information includes a plurality of light sources, an image capture unit, a control unit, and a processing unit. Each light source of the plurality of light sources emits a corresponding intensity light.
Etron Technology, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208043 

Computer managing in-store aisle


A computer system for managing an in-store aisle, the computer system including a camera that captures a video in a retail store, and a computer connected to the camera, wherein the computer extracts a position of at least one customer who appears in the video captured by the camera and one or more kinds of emotion of the at least one customer at the position based on the video captured by the camera, and stores and manages a most-extracted emotion of the at least one customer in an aisle in which the at least one customer is positioned as information on the aisle.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150208041 

Image processing device and storage medium


An image processing device includes an image input section inputting images taken by a vehicle camera, a calibration target specifying section specifying a calibration target included both in a first image and in a second image, a vehicle information input section inputting information indicating travel distance and orientation change of the vehicle, a calculation section, and a storing control section. The calculation section converts the first and the second images to the first and second bird's-eye view images, respectively, arranges the first and the second birds-eye view images on common coordinate system with consideration of corresponding image taking positions and image taking orientations, and calculates at least one orientation parameter of the camera which minimizes position difference and rotation angle difference between the two calibration targets included in the first and second birds-eye view images.
Nippon Soken, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208040 

Operating a surveillance system


Methods, systems and devices for operating a surveillance system are described herein. One method includes determining a plurality of parameters of a video camera installed at a particular location in a facility based on a projection of an image captured by the video camera onto a virtual image captured by a virtual video camera placed at a virtual location in a building information model of the facility corresponding to the particular location, determining a two-dimensional geometry of the facility based on the building information model, wherein the geometry includes a plurality of spaces, determining a coverage of the video camera based on a portion of the plurality of parameters and the geometry, determining which spaces of the plurality of spaces are included in the coverage, and associating each space included in the coverage with a respective portion of the image..
Honeywell International Inc.


07/23/15
20150208031 

Method and enabling visual mute of a participant during video conferencing


A method for adapting video data (video room1) recorded by a camera on a location (room1) during a video conference such as to hide the presence of a participant at said location of said video conference, comprises a step of registering a predefined gesture possibly to be performed by any participant of said video conference at said location (room1), a step of detecting said gesture, and upon detection thereof, identifying the at least one participant having performed said gesture at said location (room1), adapting said video data such as to eliminate data relating to said at least one participant having performed said gesture from said video data, thereby generating adapted video data (videoa room1), for being transmitted to other participants of said video conference on other locations (room2, . .
Alcatel Lucent


07/23/15
20150208015 

Image processing system, image processing method, and program


The present invention provides an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program capable of suppressing confusion that may arise in a case where a target person is identified when tracking a person. An image processing system includes: a camera control unit which accepts input video images captured by a plurality of video cameras; a tracked person registering unit capable of registering one or more persons appearing in the video images inputted from the camera control unit; and a display screen generating unit which displays switchable windows of the video images inputted from the video cameras for each person registered by the tracked person registering unit..
Nec Corporation


07/23/15
20150208005 

Camera system, especially for a vehicle, and ascertaining image information of a signal source pulsed as a function of time


A camera system is described, particularly for a vehicle, the camera system having at least: a camera which has an image sensor and a filter mask, and a control and evaluation device which receives image signals output by the image sensor, the image sensor having an array of sensor pixels outputting pixel signals, and the filter mask having an array of filters which are disposed in front of the sensor pixels and have different wavelength-selective transmission response, a portion of the filters being attenuation filters, and sensor pixels, in front of which in each case one of the attenuation filters is disposed, outputting attenuation pixel signals. The attenuation filters advantageously attenuate white light more strongly than the other filters of the filter mask; in particular, they are blue pixels..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/23/15
20150208004 

Low light vision assistance


A portable unit for equipping vehicles for enhanced night vision system. The portable unit performs: presenting information to a user with a display of a portable unit; receiving by the portable unit an infrared image signal from an infrared camera; and presenting objects described by the infrared image signal to the user by the display of the portable unit.
Nokia Corporation




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