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Transmission scheme and image quality adaptive security camera and dvr system

Apparatus and method for photographing an image in a device having a camera

Vehicle-to-vehicle distance calculation apparatus and method

Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
08/28/14
20140245151
 Systems and methods for creating and using navigable spatial overviews for video patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for creating and using navigable spatial overviews for video
Systems and methods for generating an overview for videos by reconstructing a representation of underlying content and linking from points in the overview to specific points in the video. Mechanisms are provided to create three different types of navigable overviews for different types of how-to and instructional videos.
08/28/14
20140244514
 Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments and transactions patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments and transactions
The disclosure relates to a smartphone-based virtual wallet, that manages payment options available to a user. One claim recites portable device comprising: a touch screen display; a video camera; a microphone for capturing ambient audio; memory for storing an image, and for storing components of a virtual wallet; and one or more processors.
08/28/14
20140244495
 Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments
To make a payment, a smartphone presents artwork for a payment card (e.g., a visa card) that has been selected by a user from a virtual wallet of such cards. Encoded in the displayed artwork is payment information that has been encrypted with a context-dependent session key.
08/28/14
20140244494
 Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments
To make a payment, a smartphone presents artwork for a payment card (e.g., a visa card) that has been selected by a user from a virtual wallet of such cards. Encoded in the displayed artwork is payment information that has been encrypted with a context-dependent session key.
08/28/14
20140244366
 Tracking and counting wheeled transportation apparatuses patent thumbnailnew patent Tracking and counting wheeled transportation apparatuses
Tracking and counting wheeled transportation apparatuses is disclosed. Initially, three or more first images are received from a first camera having a first field of view, where the three or more first images show multiple wheeled transportation apparatuses traversing a portion of a roadway.
08/28/14
20140244160
 Augmented reality financial institution branch locator patent thumbnailnew patent Augmented reality financial institution branch locator
An augmented reality financial institution “fi”) branch locator uses the display screen of a mobile computing device (“mcd”) to show a customer that customer's real-world view of physical reality through the camera of the mcd on the mcd display screen (“camera image”), locations of fi branches for that customer's fi overlaid onto the camera image of the customer's physical location, locations of fi branches for competing fi's overlaid onto the same camera image, distances to the various fi branches overlaid onto the camera image, and directions to fi branches overlaid onto the camera image (together “augmented reality”) so that the user can navigate from the user's current location to a desired fi branch through the augmented reality image.. .
08/28/14
20140244052
 Waveform shaping interface patent thumbnailnew patent Waveform shaping interface
A method and system of facilitating development of fluids having a variety of elemental compositions are disclosed. A graphical user interface allows user interaction with a lab deposition system to control fluid drop ejection of fluids through multiple nozzles.
08/28/14
20140244043
 Combination controller patent thumbnailnew patent Combination controller
The present invention is an interactive control device that combines both functions of lighting and temperature control in one device. The interactive control device includes a thermometer and has power connections compatible to the line voltage wiring (typically 110-120 vac) so that it may be connected to the electrical wiring in the same manner as a standard light switch.
08/28/14
20140243876
 Methods for treating sinus ostia using balloon catheter devices having a bendable balloon portion patent thumbnailnew patent Methods for treating sinus ostia using balloon catheter devices having a bendable balloon portion
A method for use with a balloon catheter device that includes a selectively bendable portion with a balloon disposed thereon, a control device for controlling bending of the selectively bendable portion, and a camera located at an end of a distal portion, includes inserting the distal portion into the nostril while the distal portion is straight; viewing an image provided by the camera; stopping insertion of the distal portion after the ethmoidal bulla is viewed in the image; articulating the distal portion in an upward direction to view the opening to the frontal sinus ostium or a downward direction to view the opening to the maxillary sinus ostium using the control device; inserting the distal portion into the frontal sinus ostium or the maxillary sinus ostium while the distal portion remains in the bent position; and inflating the balloon in the frontal sinus ostium or the maxillary sinus ostium.. .
08/28/14
20140243683
 System and method for health evaluation patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for health evaluation
A system, an apparatus and a method for human health evaluation utilizing thermal micro texture (tmt) mapping technology is disclosed. The method comprises scanning body areas of a patient utilizing an infrared camera, detecting abnormalities in the body of the patient, analyzing abnormalities of the patient against information stored in a database, and reporting results to the patient in a pre-determined format.
08/28/14
20140243658
new patent Computer-implemented technique for calculating a position of a surgical device
A computer-implemented technique for calculating a position of a surgical device relative to a patient region imaged by an imaging device is described. One of the surgical device and the imaging device has a predetermined first positional relationship to a marking, and a first camera having a field of view that includes the marking has a predetermined second positional relationship to the other device.
08/28/14
20140243623
new patent Apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye
An apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye over multiple sessions which are temporally spaced apart and between which the eye of the patient can have moved, said apparatus comprising: a camera for taking one or more images of the eye; a module for determining during a first session said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates based on the image taken by said camera in a first coordinate system; a module for determining during a second session temporally spaced apart from said first session said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates based on the image taken by said camera in a second coordinate system; a module for determining the eye motion in six degrees of freedom between said first and said second session and for determining a coordinate transformation based thereon; a module for transforming based on said determined eye motion said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates from said first coordinate system into said second coordinate system; a module for quantifying and/or visualizing the change of said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates between said first and said second session based on said surgical eye parameter and its coordinates measured during said second session and said transformed surgical eye parameter and its coordinates measured during said first session, wherein said surgical eye parameters are one or more of the following: implant-related parameters of the eye which are based on an implant which has been surgically placed in the eye of a patient; or the location and/or contour of corneal or limbal or scleral incisions.. .
08/28/14
20140243619
new patent Method of monitoring a surface feature and apparatus therefor
Dimensions of a surface feature are determined by capturing an image of the surface feature and determining a scale associated with the image. Structured light may be projected onto the surface, such that the position of structured light in the captured image allows determination of scale.
08/28/14
20140243596
new patent Endoscope system and control method thereof
Disclosed herein are an endoscope system and a control method thereof. The control method includes acquiring plural omnidirectional images of the surroundings of an endoscope using a stereo omnidirectional camera mounted on the endoscope, calculating distances between the endoscope and an object around the endoscope using the acquired plural omnidirectional images, and executing an operation to avoid collision between the endoscope and the object around the endoscope based on the calculated distances, thus facilitating safe operation of the endoscope..
08/28/14
20140243089
new patent Video game processing program and video game processing method
A plurality of characters including a player character appears in a video game. An arrangement position of at least one of characters is specified in a virtual space in accordance with progress of the video game.
08/28/14
20140242743
new patent Sensor integrated slit for pushbroom hyperspectral system
An entry slit panel for a push-broom hyperspectral camera is formed at least partly from a silicon wafer on which at least one companion sensor is fabricated, whereby the companion sensor is co-planar with the slit and detects light imaged on the panel but not on the slit. In embodiments, the companion sensor is a panchromatic sensor or a sensor that detects light outside the wavelength range of the camera.
08/28/14
20140242285
new patent Graphical application system
The invention relates to a graphical application system to apply a desired pattern by multiple tiles onto a target surface. The system comprises a graphical application device comprising a base structure with a trackable optical feature, at least one nozzle for expelling paint, a driving unit for positioning the nozzle and a local camera for a local referencing of the nozzle.
08/28/14
20140241959
new patent System for management of racks and tubes position for clinical chemistry laboratories
The system for management of racks and tubes position for clinical chemistry laboratories of the invention comprises tubes (10) capable of containing human biological material, a rack (20) configured for receiving and/or holding the tubes (10) to be stocked, a supporting base (30) configured for supporting the rack (20) thereon, reading means (50) configured for reading an identificator (rid) of the rack (20) to be put onto the supporting base (30) and an identificator (tid) of the tube to be put into the rack (20), a camera (40) for detecting the rack (20) on the supporting base (30), and at least one of the tubes (10) into the rack (20), a processing unit (60) for mapping the detected rack (20) into a plurality of allowed positions (pi) and the detected tube (10) into a tube position (p) comprised in said plurality of allowed positions (pi).. .
08/28/14
20140241710
new patent Photographic synchronization optimization system and method
A system and method for synchronizing a photographic lighting device to image acquisition by a camera using light emission profile information to position a light emission profile at a desired location in an image acquisition window. A light energy balance point of a light emission profile can be used to position the balance point at a desired location in an image acquisition window..
08/28/14
20140241709
new patent Camera stabilization platform system
There is provided a camera stabilization platform system comprising a body, a rotation sensor system in a fixed orientation relative to the body, a motor system and a rotatable member system operable to be rotated by the motor system relative to the body, the rotation sensor system operable to measure a rotation angle and a rotation direction, wherein the motor system is configured to rotate the rotatable member system by the sensed rotation angle in a rotation direction opposite to the sensed rotation direction.. .
08/28/14
20140241703
new patent Transmission scheme and image quality adaptive security camera and dvr system
The present invention relates to an image quality adaptive video security system, a security camera generating an original video signal from a camera sensor, inserting an image quality discrimination signal including image quality information for video to the original video signal and generating a video signal. A dvr system determines whether a video signal from a security camera is transmitted in an analog transmission scheme or in a digital transmission scheme.
08/28/14
20140241617
new patent Camera/object pose from predicted coordinates
Camera or object pose calculation is described, for example, to relocalize a mobile camera (such as on a smart phone) in a known environment or to compute the pose of an object moving relative to a fixed camera. The pose information is useful for robotics, augmented reality, navigation and other applications.
08/28/14
20140241614
new patent System for 2d/3d spatial feature processing
An electronic device (100) includes a first processor (802) and a second processor (804) coupled to the first processor. The first processor (802) is to receive image data from a first imaging camera (114, 116) and to determine two-dimensional (2d) spatial feature data representing one or more 2d spatial features identified from the image data.
08/28/14
20140241585
new patent Systems, methods, and apparatus for obtaining information from an object attached to a vehicle
Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for obtaining information from objects attached to a vehicle. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for receiving one or more camera images from a front-facing camera attached to a vehicle; locating, from the one or more camera images, one or more region of interest (roi) images; processing the one or more roi images; outputting the one or more processed roi images to a display within the vehicle; receiving radio frequency identification (rfid) information from a rfid reader attached to a front portion of the vehicle; and outputting one or more commands based at least in part on one or more of the rfid information or the processing of the one or more roi images..
08/28/14
20140241583
new patent Secure self-checkout
Various embodiments allow scanning by a shopper using a barcode reader (e.g., a scanner) attached to or positioned near the shopping receptacle. As items are scanned, they are identified based on their barcode and added to an item list.
08/28/14
20140241579
new patent Vehicle-to-vehicle distance calculation apparatus and method
The distance to a target vehicle is calculated comparatively accurately. To achieve this, a target vehicle traveling ahead of one's own vehicle is imaged by a camera and it is determined to what vehicle group, such as a light-duty vehicle group, standard passenger car group or heavy-duty vehicle group, the image of the target vehicle belongs.
08/28/14
20140241576
new patent Apparatus and method for camera tracking
A camera tracking apparatus including a sequence image input unit configured to obtain one or more image frames by decoding an input two-dimensional image, a two-dimensional feature point tracking unit configured to obtain a feature point track by extracting feature points from respective image frames obtained by the sequence image input unit, and comparing the extracted feature points with feature points extracted from a previous image frame, to connect feature points determined to be similar, and a three-dimensional reconstruction unit configured to reconstruct the feature point track obtained by the two-dimensional feature point tracking unit.. .
08/28/14
20140241572
new patent Identification of aircraft surface positions using camera images
A method and apparatus for identifying a position of a surface on an aircraft. Image data for an image of the surface on the aircraft is received.
08/28/14
20140241569
new patent Automatic examination of value labels
The invention relates to a method for the automatic verification of the authenticity of a postage indicium that has a value indication and that has a luminescent area, whereby the postage indicium has been applied onto the surface of a mailpiece, and whereby the surface of the mailpiece is illuminated with light having wavelengths from a spectral region, then a first image of the surface of the mailpiece is taken with a camera system and this first image is evaluated regarding the place of the postage indicia applied onto the surface of the mailpiece, subsequently the postage indicium is irradiated with light having wavelengths from a second spectral region, whereby this light is capable of exciting the luminescence of the luminescent printing ink.. .
08/28/14
20140241548
new patent Acoustic sensor apparatus and acoustic camera for using mems microphone array
An acoustic camera for using a mems microphone array comprises: an acoustic sensor apparatus (30) comprising a print circuit board (20) on which the plural of mems microphone (10) are mounted, to send signals for the detected sound to a data collection unit (40); a data collection unit (40) connected to the acoustic sensor apparatus (30), which samples analog signals related to sound transmitted from the acoustic sensor apparatus (30) to transform into digital signals and transmit them to the central processing unit (40); a central processing unit (50) connected to the data collection unit (40), which calculates noise level based on digital signals related to sound transmitted from the data collection unit (40); and a display unit (60) which is connected to the central processing unit (50), which displays in color the noise level calculated at the central processing unit.. .
08/28/14
20140240860
new patent Motor vehicle with an external rear-view mirror
A motor vehicle having an external rearview mirror includes a mirror drive assigned to the external rearview mirror, by which the external rearview mirror can be moved into a first mirror position or into a second mirror position, at least one display unit that can be viewed by the driver of the motor vehicle, and a camera directed at the rearward vehicle surroundings, which camera supplies an image signal on which an image of the surroundings is based that can be displayed by the display unit. A vehicle speed sensor and a control unit are provided by which the mirror drive can be controlled as a function of the driving speed such that the external rearview mirror is moved from the first mirror position into the second mirror position..
08/28/14
20140240857
new patent Pivotally connected structure allowing lens replacement and lens angle adjustment
The present invention is to provide a pivotally connected structure, which includes a positioning frame having one end threadedly connectable with a front side of a camera lens; a pivotally connecting frame having one end pivotally connectable with the other end of the positioning frame, and provided therein with a receiving space which is configured for receiving a lens (e.g., protective lens, nd filter, or polarizer); and an engaging frame having one end provided with a pressing ring and having an outer periphery formed with a second curved surface which is pivotally connectable with a first curved surface provided within the other end of the pivotally connecting frame; such that the pressing ring presses against the periphery of the lens and thereby positions the lens in the receiving space, and the angle of the lens with respect to the camera lens can be adjusted by rotating the pivotally connecting frame.. .
08/28/14
20140240854
new patent Multi-ring optical filter assembly allowing independent adjustment of rotation angle of each lens thereof
The present invention is to provide a multi-ring optical filter assembly, which includes a positioning frame having one end threadedly connected with a front side of a camera lens, a first rotatably connecting frame fixedly provided therein with a first lens (e.g., an nd filter or a polarizer) and provided with a first curved surface adjacent to the other end thereof and extending in an axial direction, an adapter frame provided with a second curved surface adjacent to one end thereof and rotatably connected with the first curved surface, and a second rotatably connecting frame fixedly provided therein with a second lens (e.g., an nd filter or a polarizer) and having one end rotatably connected with the other end of the adapter frame. Thus, the two lenses can be rotated with respect to the camera lens, respectively, for achieving the independent adjustment of the rotation angle of each lens..
08/28/14
20140240674
new patent Automatic alignment of an imager
Embodiments of automatically aligning imager are presented. In accordance with some embodiments, an imaging system includes an adjustment stage; an auto-alignment optics mounted on the adjustment stage and coupled to image an object, the auto-alignment optics including at least one video camera providing an image of the object; imaging scanning optics mounted on the adjustment stage and coupled to scan the object; an imager coupled to the imaging scanning optics; and a processor coupled to the adjustment stage and the auto-alignment optics, the processor executing instructions to receive the image of the object and adjust the adjustment stage to align the optics with the imaging scanning optics..
08/28/14
20140240589
new patent Front cover for a housing enclosing a camera
The invention provides for a front cover (10) adapted for a housing enclosing a camera. The front cover (10) comprises an aperture (12) covered by a window (14) made of a flexible material, the window (14) being fixed to the front cover (10) by a flexible adhesive (16)..
08/28/14
20140240581
new patent Antenna for camera
An antenna for a camera, comprising a camera having a communication module provided therein, a first radiator provided in a predetermined position of a lens barrel of the camera and having a length and a width for receiving a signal from a first wireless communication system, a power feeding line configured to feed a power from the communication module of the camera to the first radiator, and a ground line configured to ground the first radiator.. .
08/28/14
20140240579
new patent Portable apparatus and method for taking a photograph by using widget
A method and an apparatus for taking a photograph by using a widget are provided. The method includes displaying, on a touch screen, a widget including a storage location name corresponding to a storage location where an image photographed in a camera application is stored, a preview area which displays a photo image stored in the storage location, and a photographing button, changing the preview area to a view finder area in response to a first touch detected in the widget, photographing a subject displayed on the view finder area in response to a second touch detected in the photographing button, and storing a photographed image corresponding to the subject in the storage location..
08/28/14
20140240578
new patent Light-field based autofocus
In various embodiments, the present invention relates to methods, systems, architectures, algorithms, designs, and user interfaces for light-field based autofocus. In response to receiving a focusing request at a camera, a light-field autofocus system captures a light-field image.
08/28/14
20140240576
new patent Digital device and method for controlling the same
A digital device according to an embodiment includes a sensor unit configured to sense a user input to the digital device and to provide a signal corresponding to a sensed result to a processor, a camera unit configured to acquire an image, a display unit configured to display the acquired image, and the processor configured to control the sensor unit, the camera unit, and the display unit. The processor is further configured to: display the image acquired through the camera unit on the display unit, and provide a preview interface indicating a to-be-captured area in the displayed image, wherein the preview interface includes a first frame indicating a preview area of a first picture and a second frame indicating a preview area of a second picture..
08/28/14
20140240572
new patent Communication system, communication terminal, and method of controlling a communication system
A camera system includes a plurality of first cameras and a second camera. Each of the plurality of first cameras has a first receiving section that receives a control signal, a first image pickup section that photographs a first image based on the control signal, and a first transmitting section that transmits the first image and terminal information based on the control signal.
08/28/14
20140240564
new patent Solid-state image pickup device and camera system
A solid-state image pickup device including a pixel section arranged with multiple pixel circuits in matrix having functions for converting an optical signal to an electrical signal and for accumulating the electrical signal depending on an exposure time, and a pixel driving section capable of driving through a control line to reset, accumulate, transfer, and output signal electric charge of the pixel section. The pixel section may have a pixel shared structure arranged with one selection control line, one reset control line, and multiple transfer control lines, including a readout-pixel section and an unread-pixel section in its entirety.
08/28/14
20140240561
new patent Adaptive gain control image processing system and method
By utilizing scene metrics in an image processing system (such as night vision goggles or a camera), a setpoint controller can set a setpoint used by a gain controller. Using the setpoint and an average video level of a frame, the gain controller can set gain control signals sent to an image sensor and/or a high voltage power supply to adaptively adjust for higher and lower light scenarios.
08/28/14
20140240558
new patent Method and apparatus for gain and level correction of multi-tap ccd cameras
According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a ccd sensor comprising a pixel array having a first segment configured to produce a first tap signal responsive to receipt of electromagnetic radiation from a scene to be imaged, a second segment configured to produce a second tap signal responsive to receipt of the electromagnetic radiation from the scene, a region of interest including a portion of the first segment adjacent the second segment and a portion of the second segment adjacent the first segment, and a processor configured to receive the first and second tap signals, perform level correction on one of the first and second tap signals based on magnitudes of the first and second tap signals, and perform gain correction on one of the first and second tap signals based on a comparison between magnitudes of the first and second tap signals corresponding to the region of interest.. .
08/28/14
20140240554
new patent Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system
A zoom lens system comprising a positive first lens unit composed of three or four lens elements, a negative second lens unit, and subsequent lens units, wherein the subsequent lens units include an aperture diaphragm, an image blur compensating lens unit, and a focusing lens unit, which are provided on the image side relative to the aperture diaphragm, and the conditions: 1.8<. .
08/28/14
20140240553
new patent Method and apparatus for automatically rendering dolly zoom effect
Various methods are provided for automatically adjusting a zoom feature in accordance with a camera movement to perform a dolly zoom effect. One example method may include causing reception of a first image frame from video data, wherein the first image frame comprises two or more interest points, causing reception of a second image frame from the video data, wherein the second image frame comprises the two or more interest points in a different location, and tracking a difference in location of the two or more interest points from the first image frame to the second image frame.
08/28/14
20140240551
new patent Apparatus and method for synthesizing an image in a portable terminal equipped with a dual camera
A method and an apparatus for processing an image in a portable terminal equipped with a dual camera are provided. The method includes selecting an image synthesis mode, performing a simultaneous or a sequential photographing of a front camera and a rear camera, obtaining a first image and a second image through the front camera and the rear camera, detecting an object image from one of the first image and the second image, and generating a synthesized image by synthesizing the object image to the other of the first image and the second image in which the object image was not detected..
08/28/14
20140240544
new patent Apparatus and method for photographing an image in a device having a camera
A method for photographing an image in a device having a camera according to the present invention includes displaying a preview image, identifying a face size of a person included in the preview image, displaying a guide in the preview image, according to a photographing type determined by the identified face size, and photographing and storing an image by capturing the image output by the camera when photographing is requested.. .
08/28/14
20140240537
new patent Electronic camera, image-processing apparatus, and image-processing program
There are provided an imaging section imaging a subject and generating a plurality of images; an evaluating section performing evaluation on the plurality of images generated by the imaging section; a selecting section selecting, based on an evaluation result of the evaluating section, a part of images from among the plurality of images generated by the imaging section; a recognizing section performing scene recognition on a plurality of images selected by the selecting section; and a determining section determining, based on a recognition result of the recognizing section, reproduction order of the plurality of images subjected to the scene recognition.. .
08/28/14
20140240536
new patent Solid-state imaging device and camera module
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array and a high dynamic range (hdr) synthesizing circuit 19. A pixel is configured as a small pixel group.
08/28/14
20140240533
new patent Imaging device and image signal processor
Enhancing the image quality by suitable color noise correction is realized without depending on a subject, a photographing scene, and photographing conditions by determining and correcting a color noise component according to photographing conditions of a camera. The present invention is configured of an imaging device that has: an imaging unit; a signal processing unit that performs signal processing on an image signal inputted from the imaging unit and outputs a luminance signal and a chrominance signal; a camera controlling unit that controls at least one of photographing conditions of optical conditions and exposure of the photographing unit and a signal processing condition of the signal processing unit; and a color noise correction unit that extracts and corrects a color noise component from the chrominance signal inputted from the signal processing unit.
08/28/14
20140240532
new patent Methods and apparatus for light field photography
In exemplary implementations of this invention, a light field camera uses a light field dictionary to reconstruct a 4d light field from a single photograph. The light field includes both angular and spatial information and has a spatial resolution equal to the spatial resolution of the imaging sensor.
08/28/14
20140240529
new patent Thin form factor computational array cameras and modular array cameras
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement modular array cameras using sub-array modules. In one embodiment, an x×y sub-array module includes: an x×y arrangement of focal planes, where x and y are each greater than or equal to 1; and an x×y arrangement of lens stacks, the x×y arrangement of lens stacks being disposed relative to the x×y arrangement of focal planes so as to form an x×y arrangement of cameras, where each lens stack has a field of view that is shifted with respect to the field-of-views of each other lens stack so that each shift includes a sub-pixel shifted view of the scene; and image data output circuitry that is configured to output image data from the x×y sub-array module that can be aggregated with image data from other sub-array modules so that an image of the scene can be constructed..
08/28/14
20140240528
new patent Thin form factor computational array cameras and modular array cameras
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement one-dimensional array cameras, as well as modular array cameras using sub-array modules. In one embodiment, a 1×n array camera module includes: a 1×n arrangement of focal planes, where n is greater than or equal to 2, each focal plane includes a plurality of rows of pixels that also form a plurality of columns of pixels, and each focal plane not including pixels from another focal plane; and a 1×n arrangement of lens stacks, the arrangement of lens stacks being disposed relative to the arrangement of focal planes so as to form a 1×n arrangement of cameras, each configured to independently capture an image of a scene, where each lens stack has a field of view that is shifted with respect to that of each other lens stack so that each shift includes a sub-pixel shifted view of the scene..
08/28/14
20140240525
new patent System and method for managing distribution of media files
A system, method and technique are provided for managing distribution of digital images and other media. A host computer may store a library of media files, including digital images, such as those captured by a digital camera of a user.
08/28/14
20140240524
new patent System and method for remotely monitoring and/or viewing images from a camera or video device
A system and method are provided for remotely monitoring images from an image capturing device. Image data from an image capturing component is received where image data represents images of a scene in a field of view of the image capturing component.
08/28/14
20140240520
new patent System and method for calibration of machine vision cameras along at least three discrete planes
This invention provides a system and method for generating camera calibrations for a vision system camera along three discrete planes in a 3d volume space that uses at least two (e.g. Parallel) object planes at different known heights.
08/28/14
20140240519
new patent Matrix testing targets
An example system for testing camera modules includes: a structure for holding camera modules under test, where each of the camera modules includes an image sensor, and where the camera modules are arranged in a same plane on the structure and offset from each other in the plane; and a target for use in testing the camera modules concurrently, where the target includes multiple tiles that are repeated, where each tile contains information for use in testing a camera module, and where the camera modules and the tiles are arranged so that different camera modules face different tiles but see at least some of the same information at the same angle.. .
08/28/14
20140240518
new patent Rotatable camera module testing system
An example system for testing camera modules may include: a polygonal structure that is rotatable, where the polygonal structure includes faces, each of which is configured to receive at least one camera module under test; and targets facing at least some of the faces of the polygonal structure, where each target is usable in testing a corresponding camera module facing the each target.. .
08/28/14
20140240515
new patent Motion picture camera and method for taking a sequence of moving images
A digital motion picture camera for taking a sequence of moving images comprises a rotating mirror sector shutter which alternately transmits a received optical path of the motion picture camera as a first imaging optical path and deflects the received optical path as a second imaging optical path; a first image sensor arranged in the first imaging optical path for generating radiation-dependent first image signals; and a second image sensor arranged in the second imaging optical path for producing radiation-dependent second image signals.. .
08/28/14
20140240513
new patent Spectroscopic camera and spectroscopic image processing method
A spectroscopic analysis apparatus includes a light source section having a first light source and second light source that radiate light fluxes, a wavelength tunable interference filter, an imaging section that captures light having passed through the wavelength tunable interference filter to acquire a first spectroscopic image when the object being imaged is irradiated with the light from the first light source and a second spectroscopic image when the object being imaged is irradiated with the light from the second light source, a pixel detector that detects an abnormal pixel in the first spectroscopic image, and a light amount corrector that replaces the amount of light at the abnormal pixel in the first spectroscopic image with the amount of light at a pixel in the second spectroscopic image that is located in the same position as the abnormal pixel.. .
08/28/14
20140240511
new patent Automatically focusing a spectral imaging system onto an object in a scene
What is disclosed is a system and method for focusing a camera on an object of interest in a scene. In one embodiment, an illuminator comprising a light source which emits light at a desired wavelength band is aimed at an object in a scene.
08/28/14
20140240510
new patent Photo conductive antenna, camera, imaging apparatus, and measurement apparatus
A photo conductive antenna irradiated with light pulse and generating terahertz wave includes a first layer formed by a semi-insulating substrate, a second layer located on the first layer and formed using a material having lower carrier mobility than carrier mobility of the semi-insulating substrate, a first electrode and a second electrode located on the second layer and applying a voltage to the first layer, a first region in which the second layer is formed on the first layer, and a second region in which the second layer is formed on the first layer, wherein the second region is located between the first electrode and the second electrode in a plan view, and the light pulse is applied to the second region.. .
08/28/14
20140240509
new patent Short light pulse generation device, terahertz wave generation device, camera, imaging device, and measurement device
A short light pulse generation device includes: a light pulse generation portion that has a quantum well structure and generates a light pulse; a frequency chirping portion that has a quantum well structure and chirps a frequency of the light pulse; a light branching portion that branches a chirped light pulse; and a group velocity dispersion portion that has a plurality of optical waveguides, on which each of a plurality of the light pulses branched in the light branching portion is incident, and produces a group velocity difference depending on a wavelength with respect to a plurality of branched light pulses, wherein light path lengths of the light pulses in a plurality of light paths before the light pulse is branched in the light branching portion and then incident on the plurality of optical waveguides of the group velocity dispersion portion are equal to each other.. .
08/28/14
20140240508
new patent Spectroscopic camera
A spectrometry apparatus includes a light incident section on which incident light from an image pickup target is made incident, an image pickup section provided on an optical path of the incident light input from the light incident section, a variable wavelength interference filter configured to transmit light having a predetermined wavelength from the incident light input from the light incident section and capable of changing the wavelength of the light to be transmitted, and a filter-position switching section configured to advance and retract the variable wavelength interference filter to and from an optical path of the incident light.. .
08/28/14
20140240507
new patent Online examination proctoring system
The system to proctor an examination includes a first camera worn by the examination taking subject and directed to capture images in subject's field of vision. A second camera is positioned to record an image of the subject's face during the examination.
08/28/14
20140240505
new patent Portable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing
A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera.
08/28/14
20140240504
new patent Door lock apparatus
A door lock apparatus is provided, which is operated so as to ring and be heard only indoors, without ringing and being heard outdoors when movements outside a door are detected, thereby improving the function of keeping watch indoors over the outdoor movements. The door lock apparatus includes a door lock provided with a chime bell and with a camera, the door lock being installed outdoors; and a monitoring unit displaying operations of the chime bell and of the camera thereon and opening or closing a door, the monitoring unit being installed indoors, wherein the door lock is further provided with a motion sensor, and the monitoring unit is configured such that, when movements outside the door are detected by the motion sensor, the monitoring unit receives a captured image and simultaneously operates the chime bell to ring and be heard only indoors, without ringing and being heard outdoors..
08/28/14
20140240502
new patent Device for assisting a driver driving a vehicle or for independently driving a vehicle
A device for assisting a driver driving a vehicle or for autonomously driving a vehicle includes several distance sensors (2, 4, 5) and camera sensors (1, 3), an evaluation unit, and a control unit. The distance sensors detect objects that are directly in front of and behind the vehicle.
08/28/14
20140240500
new patent System and method for adjusting an image for a vehicle mounted camera
A system and method provides an image that adjusts in response to at least one vehicle mounted sensor.. .
08/28/14
20140240499
new patent Front-and-rear-facing camera device
A front-and-rear-facing camera device has a camera unit mounted on a selected position on a carrier. The camera unit has a front lens and a rear lens oppositely mounted on a lens-mounting base to take a front-view video stream and a rear-view video stream, and displays the front-view and rear-view video streams on two non-overlapping display areas of a display, or displays the front-view video stream on an overlapping display area of the display and the rear-view video stream on the displayed front-view video stream through an image-processing circuit and a signal transmission interface electrically connected between the front and rear lenses and the display..
08/28/14
20140240498
new patent Aerial photographing system
An aerial photographing system, comprising a flying vehicle being remotely controlled, a camera (7, 8) tiltably supported in any direction via a gimbal (25), a retro-reflector (9) tilting integrally with the camera, being set in a known relation with the camera and used as an object to be measured, and a total station (3) for tracking the retro-reflector and for measuring position of the retro-reflector.. .
08/28/14
20140240496
new patent Methods and systems for stabilizing live video in the presence of long-term image drift
Methods and systems stabilization of a camera image for short term or ‘pole shake’ and longer term ‘pole drift’ are provided. The camera is attached to a fixed structure.
08/28/14
20140240494
new patent
A camera apparatus includes a rotatable camera unit; a filter unit which is configured to selectively take at least one of a covering state and a standby state, wherein the covering state covers a light incident portion of the camera unit with a filter and the standby state removes the filter from the light incident portion; a controller which is configured to control a rotation of the camera unit and a state of the filter unit; and a memory which stores posture information including a direction of the camera unit and filter information representing at least one of the covering state and the standby state of the filter unit. The controller controls the direction of the camera unit based on the posture information stored in the memory and controls the filter unit based on the filter information stored in the memory..
08/28/14
20140240493
new patent Sensor lighting with image recording unit
Disclosed herein is a sensor lighting which is installed in a building such as a dwelling. The sensor lighting according to the present invention is provided with an image recording unit that includes a sensor module, a camera module and a recording module.
08/28/14
20140240491
new patent Portable lateral test reader
A portable lateral test reader apparatus includes a processing arrangement, a digital camera, a user interface. The digital camera captures at least one image of locations of at least one test line, at least one control line and at least one reference of a test structure.
08/28/14
20140240489
new patent Optical inspection systems and methods for detecting surface discontinuity defects
Optical inspection system and methods for detecting surface discontinuity defects in glass sheet are disclosed. A reflective diffuser resides adjacent a back surface of the glass sheet and is illuminated with gradient intensity illumination.
08/28/14
20140240487
new patent Vehicle-to-vehicle distance calculation apparatus and method
The distance between vehicles is calculated in a comparatively simple and accurate manner. To achieve this, a target vehicle traveling ahead of one's own vehicle is imaged by a camera mounted one one's own vehicle.
08/28/14
20140240485
new patent Device for assembling photoelectric element onto substrate
A device for applying conductive glue and assembling a glued photoelectric element on a substrate operates a vacuum-lift nozzle, a driver, a first camera module, a second camera module, and a third camera module. The first, second, and third camera modules take images of the photoelectric element on a supply tray, check for absence of tilt during a dipping into the conductive glue, and supervise the accurate positioning of the photoelectric element onto a substrate on an output tray..
08/28/14
20140240484
new patent Support information display method, maintenance support method of substrate processing apparatus, support information display control apparatus, substrate processing system and recording medium
A support information display method is provided with an acquiring process for acquiring a first image by photographing, via a camera provided in a head mount display, a predetermined part of a substrate processing apparatus as a maintenance object, an estimating process for estimating the support information related to the predetermined part in the first image from information stored in a database, an image creating process for creating a second image by converting the support information estimated in the estimating process into an image, and a displaying process for displaying the second image on the head mount display in order for the operator to visually recognize the support information.. .
08/28/14
20140240478
new patent Driver monitoring camera system
A driver monitoring camera system for a vehicle includes a camera system and an optical beam shaper. The camera system has an exit field of view central axis oriented more vertical than horizontal with respect to a set of orthogonal x, y and z axes, where the z-axis defines a direction line indicative of a vertical direction.
08/28/14
20140240471
new patent Method, device and apparatus for generating stereoscopic images using a non-stereoscopic camera
A method, device and apparatus for generating stereoscopic images using a non-stereoscopic camera. In one embodiment, a first image of a scene is captured using a non-stereoscopic camera of an electronic device.
08/28/14
20140240470
new patent Method, system and device for improving optical measurement of ophthalmic spectacles
A system and method for optical measurement, the system comprising a camera having a lens unit and an image sensor, the image sensor configured to generate image data based on light received onto the sensor; a prism device to receive light from two different angles and to relay the light through the lens unit onto respective two portions of the image sensor; and a processor to receive image data from the two portions of the image sensor; identify key points of the image data from the two portions; create a three-dimensional model of an object based on the image data from the two portions; and calculate based on the key points parameters of the object.. .
08/28/14
20140240469
new patent Electronic device with multiview image capture and depth sensing
An electronic device (100) includes a first imaging camera (116) and a second imaging camera (114) disposed at a first surface (106). The first imaging camera (116) has a first angle of view and the second imaging camera (114) has a second angle of view greater than the first angle of view.
08/28/14
20140240466
new patent Adjusting motion capture based on the distance between tracked objects
The technology disclosed relates to adjusting the monitored field of view of a camera and/or a view of a virtual scene from a point of view of a virtual camera based on the distance between tracked objects. For example, if the user's hand is being tracked for gestures, the closer the hand gets to another object, the tighter the frame can become—i.e., the more the camera can zoom in so that the hand and the other object occupy most of the frame.
08/28/14
20140240464
new patent Context-based depth sensor control
An electronic device (100) includes a depth sensor (120), a first imaging camera (114, 116), and a controller (802). The depth sensor (120) includes a modulated light projector (119) to project a modulated light pattern (500).
08/28/14
20140240462
new patent Fast gating photosurface
An embodiment of the invention provides a camera comprising a photosurface having a substrate comprising photopixels and associated storage pixels and a controller that controls the photosurface to image a scene by maintaining a bias between the photopixels and their respective storage pixels at all times during an exposure period of the photosurface so that photocharge, substantially upon its generation in a photopixel by light from the scene incident on the photopixel moves towards the photopixel's storage pixel.. .
08/28/14
20140240461
new patent 3d camera using flash with structured light
An imaging device capable of capturing depth information or surface profiles of objects is disclosed herein. The imaging device uses an enclosed flashing unit to project a sequence of structured light patterns onto an object and captures the light patterns reflected from the surfaces of the object by using an image sensor that is enclosed in the imaging device.
08/28/14
20140240460
new patent Laser frame tracer
A laser frame tracer (12) including a laser measuring unit (20) with a laser (36) and one or more cameras (38, 40) for optically measuring dimensions of eyeglass frames (10). A frame carrier (22) is provided for moving the eyeglass frames (10) through a laser line emitted by the laser (36).
08/28/14
20140240459
new patent Laser frame tracer
A laser frame tracer (12) including a laser measuring unit (20) with a laser (36) and one or more cameras (38, 40) for optically measuring dimensions of eyeglass frames (10). A frame carrier (22) is provided for moving the eyeglass frames (10) through a laser line emitted by the laser (36).
08/28/14
20140240457
new patent Imaging system for digital stereo microscope
An imaging system for digital stereo microscope is disclosed, wherein the system comprising two camera units with each camera unit comprises a lens and the two lenses of the two camera units are focused below the respective lens and optical axes of both lenses are arranged to focus at a same point; a main controller configured to provide both sensors with a common trigger signal for outputting image data and a common pixel reference clock signal for each sensor to generate its own pixel clock signal; a synchronous synthesizer for generating synthesized image data with left eye image data located on the left side and the right eye image data located on right side by synchronizing and synthesizing the left eye data and the right eye image data output by the respective sensor; the synthesized image data is compresses and encoded in the main controller to generate rgb image data corresponding to parallel image data; a stereoscopic display convertor for receiving the rgb image data and converting the received rgb image data into a format that is recognizable by a stereo display.. .
08/28/14
20140240455
new patent System and method to create evidence of an incident in video surveillance system
A method and apparatus. The method includes the steps of a security camera capturing a panoramic field of view of a secured area, separating portions of the panoramic field of view into a plurality of sub-views that each depict at least some time-related portion of an event detected within the secured area and simultaneously displaying the plurality of sub-views within separate respective windows of a display..
08/28/14
20140240454
new patent Image generation apparatus and image generation method
Methods and apparatus provide for generating a component image in which, with images picked up using a front side camera and a rear side camera built in portable equipment, posture information of the portable equipment is associated; combining a plurality of component images between which the posture of the portable equipment is different to generate a synthesis image; changing over an image pickup mode between a double-sided synthesis image pickup mode in which a synthesis image of one half circumference picked up by the front side camera and a synthesis image of one half circumference picked up by the rear side camera are connected to each other to pick up a synthesis image of a whole circumference and a single-sided synthesis image pickup mode in which a synthesis image of a whole circumference is picked up by each of the front side camera and the rear side camera.. .
08/28/14
20140240452
new patent Apparatus and method for creating panorama
An apparatus for creating a panorama is provided, the apparatus including an image obtainer to obtain at least two images via at least two cameras, an overlapping area analyzer to analyze an overlapping area among the at least two cameras, and extract overlapping image information, an image segmentation unit to segment the at least two images in an object unit, and generate image segmentation information, a depth value extractor to extract a depth value of an object in the at least two images, an image focus setter to set a focus value based on the depth value for the plurality of segmented objects, and a panorama creator to create panorama content of which a focus is convertible using the image segmentation information and the focus value.. .
08/28/14
20140240451
new patent Plural camera images capturing and processing apparatus, and composite imaging method
A plural camera images capturing and processing apparatus includes a plurality of cameras that capture images of a plurality of adjacent imaging regions which overlap each other, a plurality of laser devices that give a marker to each common imaging region in which imaging regions overlap each other, an imaging control unit that controls each camera and each laser device and acquires a markerless image group to which no marker is given and a marker-given image group to which the marker is given, a non-visible light image processing unit that calculates a correction parameter, which is information for aligning the inclinations, sizes, and positions of the imaging regions, on the basis of the marker-given image group, and a visible light image processing unit that composes the markerless image group to generate a composite image, on the basis of the correction parameter.. .
08/28/14
20140240318
new patent Staged camera traversal for three dimensional environment
A staged camera traversal for navigating a virtual camera in a three dimensional environment is provided. The staged camera traversal can include a launch stage and an approach stage.
08/28/14
20140240316
new patent Rendering 3-d scenes using bent rays
Rendering a 3-d scene using bent ray, including; tracing a path of the bent ray from a camera to an object for each pixel in a view window, wherein the amount of bending in the bent ray is a function of the distance from the camera; rendering the each, pixel in the view window until all pixels in the view window have been rendered; and outputting the rendered view window as a rendered 3-d scene. Keywords include bent rays and object depth..
08/28/14
20140240311
new patent Method and device for performing transition between street view images
Transitions between street view images are described. The described techniques include: obtaining an original street view image and a target street view image; constructing a three-dimensional model corresponding to the original street view image by three-dimensional modeling; obtaining matching pairs of feature points that are extracted from the original street view image and the target street view image, and simulating a virtual camera in the three-dimensional model according to matching pairs of feature points to capture street view image sequence; and switching from the original street view image to the target street view image according to the street view image sequence.
08/28/14
20140240293
new patent Touch sensitive display devices
A touch sensitive device, the device comprising: a touch sensor light source to project a plane of light above a surface: a camera directed to capture a touch sense image from a region including at least a portion of said plane of light, said touch sense image comprising light scattered from said plane of light by a plurality of said objects simultaneously approaching or touching said surface; a signal processor coupled to said camera, to process a said touch sense image from said camera to identify a lateral location of each of said objects; and an output object position output, to provide output object positions for said plurality of objects; and wherein said signal processor is further configured to: input a succession of said touch sense images; process each said touch sense image to identify a plurality of candidate object touch positions; and filter said candidate object touch positions from said successive touch sense images to link said candidate object touch positions to previously identified output object positions for said plurality of objects; and update said previously identified output object positions using said linked candidate object touch positions.. .
08/28/14
20140240245
new patent Display device for selectively outputting tactile feedback and visual feedback and method for controlling the same
A display device for selectively outputting a tactile feedback and a visual feedback and a method for controlling the display device are disclosed. The method for controlling the display device includes outputting at least one of a first visual feedback and a first tactile feedback of a first user interface (ui) on a ui unit, detecting a user's gaze toward the ui unit through a camera unit, sensing a contact making a movement on the first ui through a sensor unit, outputting a second visual feedback of a second ui in correspondence with the contact making a movement on the first ui, upon detection of the user's gaze, and outputting the first tactile feedback of the first ui in correspondence with the contact making a movement on the first ui, if the user's gaze is not detected..
08/28/14
20140240228
new patent User interface display device
An optical panel having an image-forming function is disposed in parallel with a virtual horizontal plane so that the optical axis thereof is orthogonal to the virtual horizontal plane. A flat panel display is disposed in offset relation below the optical panel such that a display surface of the flat panel display is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the virtual horizontal plane and faces upward.
08/28/14
20140240220
new patent Method for controlling operation and electronic device thereof
A method and apparatus for controlling an operation of an electronic device are provided. The method for controlling the operation of the electronic device includes, when an event for controlling an operation of the electronic device using a feature occurs, analyzing images being input from a camera in real-time, determining a reference position based on a position of the feature within at least one image among the images being input, determining a reference region for determining the movement or non-movement of the feature, based on the determined reference position, and changing the reference position according to a position of the feature moved within the reference region..
08/28/14
20140240219
new patent Display apparatus
A display apparatus and/or the method using the same which provide user interaction are provided. The display apparatus includes: a display body including an image display surface; and a photographing unit including a camera module to photograph a user to sense a user's gesture, and placed in a first position in which the photographing unit is accommodated in the display body when the photographing unit does not photograph, and placed in a second position in which the photographing unit protrudes out of the display body when the photographing unit photographs..
08/28/14
20140240218
new patent Head tracking method and device
The invention extends to a tracking device for tracking a position of a moving object such as a human head or eyes, the device comprising a camera, a radiation source radiating electro-magnetic radiation, and a processor for calculating variables indicative of the position of an object relative to the camera, wherein the camera is adapted to capture images using illumination provided by the radiation source, wherein the radiation source comprises a source of infrared radiation and the camera comprises a monocular image input. Further aspects of the invention relate to an associated method for tracking a moving object; to quickly sorting a set of competing models of the users head; the use of threshold conversion to distinguish characteristics of captured images, and controlling the output of a three dimensional display in dependence on the tracked position of a user's head..
08/28/14
20140240134
new patent System and method for the detection and control of illicit trafficking of special nuclear materials
It is a system and method for the monitoring of the illicit traffic of fissile materials that can be used for the construction of nuclear bombs or not fissile that can be used for the construction of radiological dispersion devices; characterized by reducing the rate of spurious detection and increase the probability of detection compared with equivalent devices of the prior art. Some of its embodiments include the use of a radiation detector/telemeter ensemble with manual or automatic pointing and an ensemble of radiation detector/camera with an automatic object tracker along with data acquisition and processing electronics; which allow the calculation of the correlation between the characteristic profile produced by the mo and a predicted reference profile.


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