|| List of recent Camera-related patents
|Purchase sharing systems|
A purchase sharing system, comprising: a processor; a camera controlled by the processor; a user interface controlled by the processor; a wireless communications module controlled by the processor; and tangible non-transitory computer-readable media having instructions, that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform the steps of: receive, from the camera, an input of media; receive, from the user interface, customer information; generating a message to the customer, wherein the message includes media, and a prepopulated status message, wherein the prepopulated status message include a reference to a product, a reference to a salesperson, and a reference to a business at which the product was purchased, and a link to a url that when visited posts the prepopulated status message on the social network; transmitting, via the wireless communications module, the message to the customer.. .
|Interactive advertising using digital watermarks|
A method and system for interactive advertising may use digital watermarks embedded in multimedia content displayed to a user of a mobile device that includes a camera. The user may capture the digital watermark by simply recording the multimedia content using the camera on the mobile device.
|Unified parking management system and method based on optical data processing|
A system and method for unified parking management based on optical data processing from installed cameras. The invention can be used in both on-street and off-street parking situations.
|Audience attendance monitoring through facial recognition|
In accordance with some implementations, a method for measuring viewership of media content is disclosed. The method is performed on a client system.
|Voice recording system and method|
An electronic device includes a camera and two microphones. The space in front of the camera is divided into a plurality of imaginary cubic areas.
|Adding visual image of traffic condition to help driver determine a route from multiple options|
A visual image monitoring system for use in association with a vehicular navigation system is operable to locate traffic cameras and transmit visual images from the traffic cameras along at least first and second routes to a destination so as to provide a visual comparison of traffic conditions to the vehicle operator.. .
|All-round hazard sensing device for construction apparatus|
An everywhere risk detection apparatus for construction equipment is disclosed, which includes an iecu generating and outputting a prevent signal to a vecu if a moving object in an image input from a camera is positioned within a set radius (or area) from the equipment, and generates and outputs the prevent signal to the vecu if a distance between the moving object in the image input from the camera and the equipment is shorter than a set distance. Accordingly, the equipment is compulsorily stopped regardless of an operator's equipment operation, and thus the occurrence of an accident is prevented..
|Deep stall aircraft landing|
An aircraft defining an upright orientation and an inverted orientation, a ground station; and a control system for remotely controlling the flight of the aircraft. The ground station has an auto-land function that causes the aircraft to invert, stall, and controllably land in the inverted orientation to protect a payload and a rudder extending down from the aircraft.
|Apparatus and method for analysing a golf swing|
The system analyses a golf swing, determining individual joint powers generated in a player's body with high levels of accuracy, using inverse dynamics and detailed modelling of the player's body. A depth camera is used to measure body segment shapes and a magnetic motion capture system and 3d force plate system used to measure swing parameters.
|Electronic coin-operated merchandiser with remote management system|
Electronic coin-operated merchandiser utilizing a touch screen, large panel display, local processor, and camera which is managed by a remote management system. The large flat display is used to present the games and videos of available prizes in an attract mode.
|Cameras for emergency rescue|
A system includes a processor coupled to a memory. The processor and memory are configured to receive, from one or more cameras, multiple images of a victim undergoing a resuscitation event at a rescue scene; generate a representation of the rescue scene based on the received images; and determine a characteristic associated with the resuscitation event based on an analysis of the of the rescue scene..
|Cameras for emergency rescue|
Systems and methods related to the field of cardiac resuscitation, and in particular to devices for assisting rescuers in performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (cpr) are described herein. A computer-implemented method for managing cpr treatment to a person in need of emergency assistance includes capturing one or more images at a scene where the person in need of medical assistance is being treated using one or more cameras at the scene; performing automatic computer-based analysis of the images to identify a quality of treatment provided to the person in need of medical assistance; and using analysis of the images to direct rescuers at the scene of the person in need of medical assistance in performing care for the person in need of medical assistance..
|Camera mounting assembly|
A camera mounting assembly includes a base member or plate for holding a camera and a side member or plate. In an exemplary embodiment, lower slots on the base plate or side slots on the side plate are gripped by a vertical support's quick-release mechanism to mount the camera in a landscape or portrait orientation, respectively, the camera being generally centered and evenly balanced over the support in either case.
|Camera body with integral strap connector|
Couplers that are configured to engage with an attachment point on a camera or lens. Following general camera construction, the attachment points are typically found on the bottom of the camera or lens.
|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.
|Camera system and focus detecting method|
A camera system according to the present invention, comprising: an interchangeable lens comprising: a zoom position detecting section configured to detect a zoom position corresponding to a focal length of the photographing optical system; and a lens control section configured to input the zoom position and transmit it to the camera body, and a camera body comprising: a body control section configured to communicate with the lens control section, a focus detecting section configured to detect an in-focus position of a focus lens included in the photographing optical system, and a zoom position memory section configured to memorize the zoom position which is transmitted from the lens control section and received by the body control section, wherein when transmitting the in-focus position to the lens control section, the body control section transmits the memory zoom position memorized in the zoom position memory section to the lens control section.. .
|Method and apparatus for creating a custom track|
A method and system for creating and editing video and/or audio tracks is described. The method includes providing at least one artist, venue, and track available for selection and providing at least one clip associated with the at least one artist, venue, and track.
|Creating, editing, and publishing a video using a mobile device|
A video is produced using a mobile device that includes an integrated camera. Multiple video clips are captured using the camera.
|Systems and methods for producing visual representations of objects|
A system for producing a visual representation of an object includes a structure for at least partially circumscribing the object, a plurality of still cameras mounted in fixed relation to each other, and at least one computer processor. The one or more computer processors trigger the plurality of still cameras to capture a plurality of still images of the object, create the visual representation of the object by, at least in part, arranging at least some of the plurality of still images in an order, and transmit a digital file that includes the visual representation of the object to a storage medium accessible by a user device.
|Motion stabilization and detection of articulated objects|
The techniques and systems described herein are directed to isolating part-centric motion in a visual scene and stabilizing (e.g., removing) motion in the visual scene that is associated with camera-centric motion and/or object-centric motion. By removing the motion that is associated with the camera-centric motion and/or the object-centric motion, the techniques are able to focus motion feature extraction mechanisms (e.g., temporal differencing) on the isolated part-centric motion.
|Method for brightness equalization of various images|
The present invention provides a method for brightness equalization of a plurality of images to equalize brightness when composing, into a single image, a plurality of images acquired from a plurality of cameras.. .
|Shadow detection method and device|
Disclosed are a shadow detection method and device. The method includes a step of obtaining a depth/disparity map and color/grayscale image from a two-lens camera or stereo camera; a step of detecting and acquiring plural foreground points; a step of projecting the acquired plural foreground points into a 3-dimensional coordinate system; a step of carrying out, in the 3-dimensional coordinate system, a clustering process with respect to the projected plural foreground points so as to divide the projected plural foreground points into one or more point clouds; a step of calculating density distribution of each of the one or more point clouds by adopting a principal component analysis algorithm so as to obtain one or more principal component values of the corresponding point cloud; and a step of determining, based on the one or more principal component values, whether the corresponding point cloud is a shadow..
|Surveillance camera system and surveillance camera control apparatus|
A surveillance system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire motion information of an object detected from an image captured by an image capturing unit, an association unit configured to associate a recognition processing result of the object with the motion information, and a determination unit configured to determine, from among a plurality of objects detected from the image captured by the image capturing unit, an object to be subjected to recognition processing based on the recognition result associated with the motion information. Thus, even when a plurality of abnormal regions is simultaneously present in a region to be monitored, face recognition can be efficiently performed..
|Method for detecting persons using 1d depths and 2d texture|
A method detects an object in a scene by first determining an active set of window positions from depth data. Specifically, the object can be a person.
|System and method for detecting structural defects within a stent|
The invention relates to a system (1) for detecting defects (12) within a structure of struts (2) forming a stent (3), the system comprising a power supply (8) for applying an electrical potential to a proximal end (9) and to a distal end (10) of said stent (3) in order to establish an electrical current flow between said proximal end (9) and said distal end (10), and a temperature sensor (7) such as a infrared camera, adjacent to said stent (3) for detecting a defect (12) within said structure of struts (2), said temperature sensor (7) being adapted to measure a temperature profile of said stent (3). Further, the invention relates to a respective method for detecting those defects (12)..
The present invention provides a lens barrel applicable to digital cameras, image pickup devices and cell phones. The lens barrel is small, low-cost and high-performance, and can suppress, by means of a simple mechanism provided in the lens barrel, a variation in the focal position of the lens barrel caused by the change in temperature.
|Image-forming lens, and camera device and portable information terminal device with the image-forming lens|
An image forming lens consists of from an object side to an image side in the following order: a first group with a positive refractive power; an aperture stop; and a second group with a positive refractive power, wherein the second group includes, from the object side to the image side in the following order, a biconvex lens, a biconcave lens, a negative meniscus lens a convex surface of which faces the image side, a biconvex lens, and a positive meniscus lens a convex surface of which faces the image side.. .
|System and method for expansion of field of view in a vision system|
This invention provides a system and method for expanding the field of view of a vision system camera assembly such that the field of view is generally free of loss of normal resolution across the entire expanded field. A field of view expander includes outer mirrors that receive light from different portions of a scene.
|Apparatus and method for mobile device camera testing|
A mobile device testing system with a sphere assembly is disclosed. The sphere assembly is a source integrating sphere and a test integrating sphere connected by an optical channel.
|Method and system for determining the relative gaze-attracting power of visual stimuli|
An system and method for enabling an individual to pretest stimulus alternatives, by carrying out eye-tracking experiments on a subject with a digital camera, a personal computer and webcam, or a camera built into a laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other mobile device. The method of implementing the invention may be based on use of the internet for transmitting experimental stimuli, data, and/or results.
|Method and device for measuring haemoglobin in the eye|
Based on the identification by colorimetry of a colour image of the fundus of the eye of an individual, obtained by specialised cameras (fundus camera or retinograph). The method and the device of the present invention enable establishing a direct relation between the chromatic properties of the various tissues of the optic nerve (10) and the amount of haemoglobin (hb) in the optic nerve head (10), allowing identification and clearly distinguishing the irrigated regions of the optic nerve (10) from the non-irrigated regions or those with atrophy, constituting a tool of great interest in monitoring and diagnosis of glaucomatous disease and other optic diseases affecting vascularisation.
|Display apparatus, control method for display apparatus, and computer program|
Upon bringing a digital camera having a near field wireless communication function close to a projector while a display apparatus displays a screen of a pc using the projector, the display apparatus decodes and displays an image from the digital camera in place of the screen of the pc.. .
|Competitive photo rig|
A specialized multi-smartphone rig is configured to simultaneously hold and operate multiple camera-equipped smartphones to enable capture of the same image by each camera under identical conditions using a single shutter release button on the rig. Because smartphones typically vary in how much time they use to process user input, custom native applications (“apps”) are installed on each smartphone to enable the cameras to operate in a synchronized manner.
A digital camera is capable of performing wireless communication with an external device. The digital camera includes a camera body and a lens barrel assembly mounted to the camera body and comprising a plurality of barrels for accommodating a plurality of photographing lenses, wherein at least one of the plurality of barrels is used as an antenna barrel configured as an antenna for the wireless communication, wherein the antenna barrel is formed from a metal material and comprises at least one slit filled with a dielectric material, so that the antenna barrel emits radio waves to perform the antenna function, and wherein an outer casing of the camera body, which surrounds an outer surface of the antenna barrel, is formed from a metal material so as to operate as a ground of the antenna barrel..
An exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a support unit, at least two or more connection units extended from the support unit, a lens coupling unit connected to each of the connection units, formed at an inner surface with a window and coupled to at least one or more sheets of lenses, and a piezoelectric driving unit formed at each of the connection units for ascending or descending the connection units and the lens coupling unit.. .
The present invention relates to a camera module, the camera module including a pcb (printed circuit board) mounted with an image sensor, a housing configured to protect the image sensor and mounted therein with camera constituent parts, and plural pieces of lenses mounted on the housing, wherein a surface of the housing is metalized.. .
|Image pickup auxiliary light source device and digital camera provided with same|
An illumination device has leds, edlcs for led use, and a non-volatile memory for recording the difference between the color temperature and/or the illumination spectrum of leds and xe gas. The unused charge in an edlc is recovered by a power cell.
|Methods and apparatus for multi-frequency camera|
In exemplary implementations of this invention, a multi-frequency tof camera mitigates the effect of multi-path interference (mpi), and can calculate an accurate depth map despite mpi. A light source in the multi-frequency camera emits light in a temporal sequence of different frequencies.
Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to an imaging device and method. One example of such an imaging device includes a focus imaging unit and a camera imaging unit.
|Imaging system and method of autofocusing the same|
Provided is an imaging system and a method of autofocusing the same. The imaging system includes a camera array including a plurality of cameras to image an image, and a control circuit to control the plurality of cameras to autofocus, and to output a single image by combining images output from the plurality of cameras..
|Image pickup device and image pickup method|
An image pickup device includes: a camera; a display; and a touch panel that overlaps the display. The display has at least a first mode in which an image captured by the camera is displayed, and a second mode in which a predetermined image is displayed.
|Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera|
A zoom lens system comprising: a positive first lens unit composed of three or more lens elements; a negative second lens unit; a positive third lens unit; a negative fourth lens unit; and a positive fifth lens unit, wherein at least the first, second and third lens units move with respect to an image surface in zooming, a focusing lens unit, which moves with respect to the image surface in focusing and is composed of one lens element, is provided, and the conditions: 3.2<lg3/(ft×tan(ωt)) and 0.3<fg1/ft<0.9 (lg3: optical axial thickness of third lens unit, ft: focal length of zoom lens system at telephoto limit, ωt: half view angle at telephoto limit, fg1: focal length of first lens unit) are satisfied.. .
|Solid-state imaging apparatus and camera|
A solid-state imaging apparatus which includes a semiconductor portion having a first face on the light incident side and a second face opposite to the first face, and an optical system arranged on the first face, comprising a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type provided on the second face side in the semiconductor region, a photoelectric conversion portion provided in the semiconductor portion so as to surround the first semiconductor region, including a second semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, and a gate electrode arranged between the first and the second semiconductor regions on the second face, for transferring a charge generated in the photoelectric conversion portion to the first semiconductor region, wherein the optical system is configured so that a light intensity in the second semiconductor region is higher than that in the first semiconductor region.. .
|Capturing and processing of images captured by arrays including polychromatic cameras|
A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels.
|Optical image stabilization|
In an apparatus, two or more actuators perform optical image stabilization by tilting a lens module of a camera unit when installed in the camera unit between the lens module and an image sensor. A variable prism is sandwiched between the lens module and the image sensor when the apparatus is installed in the camera unit for maintaining focal plane of the lens module on the image sensor independently of optical image stabilization operations caused by the tilting of the lens module..
|Distributed sensing and video capture system and apparatus|
Systems and apparatus for sensing and video capture include at least one camera with an optical sensor that captures video image data of a first sampling rate. An auxiliary sensor captures auxiliary data at a second sample rate.
|Method and system of determing user engagement and sentiment with learned models and user-facing camera images|
In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes the step of obtaining a digital image of a user with a user-facing camera of a computing device. It is determined that the digital image includes a frontal image of the user.
|Automatic projection image correction system, automatic projection image correction method, and non-transitory storage medium|
An automatic projection image correction system (1) includes: a projection image frame detection unit (101) that detects straight lines forming a frame of a screen-projected image which is projected onto a screen by a projector from a captured image obtained by capturing the screen-projected image using a camera; and a projector plane parameter estimation unit (102) that sets coordinate axes to a projector image, which is an original image of the screen-projected image, and the captured image and estimates at least one of a distance between the screen and the projector, an inclination of the screen with reference to an optical axis of the projector, and a zoom ratio of the projector, using an inclination of the optical axes of the projector and the camera, a distance between the optical centers of the projector and the camera, an intrinsic parameter of the camera, coordinate data of the detected straight lines at coordinates of the captured image, and coordinate data of straight lines corresponding to the frame at coordinates of the projector image.. .
|Reliability determination of camera fault detection tests|
There is provided a method for determining the reliability of a fault detection of a camera in a camera system. According to the method data relating to environmental conditions are received (204) and compared to accessed (202) criteria relating to environmental conditions external to the camera and affecting the reliability of the fault detection test.
|System and method to identify and track objects on a surface|
A system is provided by which objects with rfid tags can communicate with a surface containing exciting and sensing antennas so as to actuate optical emission from those objects. That light emission can then be used for fine position and orientation sensing by an array of cameras placed around the surface..
|Star tracker with steerable field-of-view baffle coupled to wide field-of-view camera|
A star tracker has an electronically steerable point of view, without requiring a precision aiming mechanism. The star tracker can be strapped down, thereby avoiding problems associated with precision aiming of mechanical devices.
|Optical axis ascertaining device for in-vehicle camera|
The present invention aims to provide an optical axis ascertaining device for an in-vehicle camera which can simply adjust and correct the optical axis of the camera. This device comprises image processing device (image recognition portion and tracking portion detecting a static obstacle (for example, wheel stopper disposed on ground surface) from an image acquired by rear camera through image recognition and tracking the static obstacle and rear wheel rotation sensor as a sensor detecting a movement distance of a vehicle, for example; and ascertains the optical axis direction of the camera, based on an attachment position of the camera and the movement distance of the vehicle from where a static object being tracked is out of an image capturable region of the rear camera due to an approach of the vehicle to where the vehicle comes into contact with the static object..
|Systems and tools for detecting restricted or hazardous substances|
Systems and tools for detecting the presence of a substance of interest is presented. The system utilizes a hyperspectral imaging camera to obtain images of an enclosed area, such as a vehicle.
|Vehicle accessory system|
An accessory system for a vehicle includes an attachment member attached at an interior surface of a vehicle windshield and an accessory module configured to detachably mount to the attachment member. The accessory module and attachment member are configured so that when the accessory module mounts to the attachment member, an electrical element of the accessory module is biased toward and against the inner surface of the windshield.
|External sensing device for vehicle, method of correcting axial deviation and recording medium|
A driving support device has a lane marking recognition unit that recognizes at least two lane markings based on a taken image; a deviation angle calculation unit that calculates a deviation angle based on at least the two lane markings; an obstacle recognition unit that recognizes an obstacle position based on the taken image; a camera deviation angle correction unit that corrects the obstacle position recognized by the obstacle recognition unit by the deviation angle; a radar deviation angle correction unit that corrects the obstacle position detected by a radar by the deviation angle; and a driving support processing unit that executes a driving support process based on the corrected obstacle positions.. .
|Rear view camera system using rear view mirror location|
A rearward viewing system for an automotive vehicle comprises an image display mounted proximate to a front windshield of the vehicle. An exterior image sensor captures a first image directed externally of the vehicle with a first field of view.
|Vision system for vehicle|
A vision system for a vehicle includes multiple cameras disposed at a vehicle each having a field of view exterior of the vehicle. A display device is operable to display, for viewing by a driver of the vehicle, at least one of (a) video images captured by at least some of the cameras and (b) a composite image formed from image data captured by at least some of the cameras.
|Method for calibrating camera measurement system|
This method is characterized in that a ring-shaped jig is disposed on a workpiece on a machine tool, and the optical axis of a camera is aligned parallel to a single axis of the coordinate system of the machine tool. The jig is photographed using the camera in which the horizontal direction or the vertical direction of the camera is aligned with an axial direction other than the signal direction of the machine tool, and the circumferential shape of the jig in the image photographed by the camera is extracted as a contour.
|Method of measuring narrow recessed features using machine vision|
Deep narrow gaps (20) between side walls (32 and 36) of a workpiece (26) can be measure by modules (42) that include an imager (70) and provide focused directional lighting from light sources (76) into the gaps (20). The imager (70) may employ a camera having an array of pixels along rows and columns.
|Self-grounding transmitting portable camera controller for use with pipe inspection system|
A portable camera controller for use with a pipe inspection system is disclosed. The controller may include an onboard display, usb ports, wireless capability, and a built-in transmitter for energizing a pipe-inspection cable for tracing purposes.
|Methods and apparatus for refractive flow measurement with three dimensions and uncertainty|
An imaging method and corresponding apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention enables measurement and visualization of fluid flow. An embodiment method includes obtaining video captured by a video camera with an imaging plane.
|Online coupled camera pose estimation and dense reconstruction from video|
The product may update a 3d model of at least a portion of the scene following the receipt of each video image and before processing the next video image base on the generated information indicative of the position and orientation of the image capture device at the time of capturing the received image. The product may display the updated 3d model after each update to the model..
|Illumination apparatus and method for the generation of an illuminated region for a 3d camera|
An illumination apparatus (16) for a 3d camera (10) for the generation of an illuminated region (22) having a homogeneous intensity distribution which is nevertheless an increased intensity distribution in the boundary regions of the illuminated region (22), wherein the illumination apparatus (16) comprises at least one light source (26) having a main radiation direction, as well as a lateral reflector (30) circumferentially arranged about the main radiation direction (28). In this connection an additional central reflector (32) is arranged in the main radiation direction (28) in order to redistribute central light portions of the light transmitted by the light source (26) outwardly by reflection at the central reflector (32) and at the lateral reflector (30)..
|Three dimensional microscopy imaging|
A system and method for creating three dimensional images using probe molecules is disclosed and described. A sample is mounted on a stage.
|Panoramic image scanning device using multiple rotating cameras and one scanning mirror with multiple surfaces|
A scanning imaging apparatus including a rotatable support platform, a first imaging device that is attached to the support platform forming a first optical path, a second imaging device that is attached to the support platform forming a second optical path, a mirror having a first reflective surface and a second reflective surface opposite to the first reflective surface, the mirror rotatably attached to the support platform and configured to deflect the first optical path with the first reflective surface, and to deflect the second optical path with the second reflective surface, a first motor configured to continuously rotate the rotatable support platform at a first angular velocity, and a second motor configured to change an angle of the mirror relative to a first optical axis and a second optical axis formed by the first and second imaging devices.. .
A panoramic camera is provided with an orientation sensor to record orientation along with a panoramic image. The display or print image is selected from the captured panoramic image, a warped, non-scale-correct image.
|Method, device, and system for computing a spherical projection image based on two-dimensional images|
An image projection method for generating a panoramic image, the method including the steps of accessing images that were captured by a camera located at a source location, and each of the images being captured from a different angle of view, the source location being variable as a function of time, calibrating the images collectively to create a camera model that encodes orientation, optical distortion, and variable defects of the camera; matching overlapping areas of the images to generate calibrated image data, accessing a three-dimensional map, first projecting pixel coordinates of the calibrated image data into a three-dimensional space using the three-dimensional map to generate three-dimensional pixel data, and second projecting the three-dimensional pixel data to an azimuth-elevation coordinate system that is referenced from a fixed virtual to generate the panoramic image.. .
|Method and apparatus for generating 3d free viewpoint video|
The present invention relates to a method for generating 3d viewpoint video content. The method comprising the steps of receiving videos shot by cameras distributed to capture an object; forming a 3d graphic model of at least part of the scene of the object based on the videos; receiving information related to viewpoint and 3d region of interest (rod in the object; and combining the 3d graphic model and the videos related to the 3d roi to form a hybrid 3d video content..
|Apparatus and method for recoognizing subject motion using a camera|
A method and an apparatus are provided for displaying pictures according to hand motion inputs. An application is executed for displaying a picture from among a sequence of pictures on a display.