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Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
05/19/16
20160142791 
 Video bandwidth adapting device and adapting method patent thumbnailVideo bandwidth adapting device and adapting method
Provided is a video bandwidth adapting device and adapting method. This device first sets a plurality of network transmission paths according to bit rate settings of an ip camera (ipcam), selects one from the network transmission paths to acquire a video stream provided by the ipcam, then plays the video stream in a streaming playback manner, and afterwards, when it is determined that an average delay during playing of the video stream reaches or exceeds an upper limit, selects a network transmission path corresponding to a bit rate setting whose level is lower than that of the bit rate setting of the video stream, so as to acquire a video stream with a lower-level bit rate setting through the network transmission path..
Aether Services, Taiwan, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142778 
 Network camera, network camera control terminal, and video recording/delivering system patent thumbnailNetwork camera, network camera control terminal, and video recording/delivering system
One of the constituent devices of a video recording/delivering system can be replaced with a generic it device, without impairing functions which are implemented by the entire video recording/delivering system by using a dedicated protocol specialized for the video recording/delivering system among the devices which constitute the video recording/delivering system, thereby reducing the cost of the video recording/delivering system. Each network camera receives a video data delivery request, which is transmitted from a network camera control terminal by using a dedicated protocol specialized for a video recording/delivering system, by using the dedicated protocol specialized for the video recording/delivering system and delivers, in response to the video data delivery request, currently captured live video data, or video data which are obtained from a storage device by using a general-purpose protocol, to the network camera control terminal by using the dedicated protocol specialized for the video recording/delivering system..
Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142758 
 Camera data access based on subscription status patent thumbnailCamera data access based on subscription status
In embodiments of camera data access based on subscription status, a camera device owned by a user captures and communicates video to a cloud-based service. The cloud-based service receives the video from the camera device, and records and maintains the video as recorded video data.
Google Inc.


05/19/16
20160142747 
 Method and system for inserting contents into video presentations patent thumbnailMethod and system for inserting contents into video presentations
The present invention provides a salience-based media manipulation method and system for inserting contents into video presentations. The method includes establishing an advertisement-element pool containing a plurality of advertisement elements provided for insertion; obtaining an input video presenting at least one scenes and containing a plurality of original frames; and performing shot grouping and primary scene analysis on the input video to acquire scenes with static background and limited camera motion.
Tcl Research America Inc.


05/19/16
20160142727 
 System and  achieving computationally efficient motion estimation in video compression based on motion direction and magnitude prediction patent thumbnailSystem and achieving computationally efficient motion estimation in video compression based on motion direction and magnitude prediction
Block-based motion estimation of video compression estimates the direction and magnitude of motion of objects in the scene in a computationally efficient manner and accurately predicts the optimal search direction/neighborhood location for motion vectors, a system can include a motion detection module that detects apparent motion in the scene, a motion direction and magnitude prediction module that estimates the direction and magnitude of motion of the objects detected to he in motion by the motion detection module, and a block-based, motion estimation module that performs searches in reduced neighborhoods of the target block according to the estimated motion by the motion direction and magnitude prediction module and only for the blocks determined to be in motion by the motion detection module. The invention is particularly well suited for stationary traffic cameras that monitor roads and highways for traffic law enforcement purposes..
Xerox Corporation


05/19/16
20160142698 
 Apparatus and  providing media content patent thumbnailApparatus and providing media content
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may, for example, receive a request for a telepresence seat at an event, obtain media content comprising event images of the event that are captured by an event camera system, receive images that are captured by a camera system at a user location, and provide the media content and video content representative of the images to a processor for presentation at a display device utilizing a telepresence configuration that simulates the first and second users being present at the event, where the providing of the first and second video content establishes a communication session between the first and second users. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


05/19/16
20160142694 
 Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method patent thumbnailImage capturing apparatus and image capturing method
In a high speed image capturing state, a camera signal processing circuit is not needed to perform a signal process at a high screen rate, but at a regular screen rate. In the high speed image capturing mode, raw data of 240 fps received from an image sensor 101 are recorded on a recording device 111 through a conversion processing section 201 and a recording device controlling circuit 210.
Sony Corporation


05/19/16
20160142685 
 Image switching device for vehicle patent thumbnailImage switching device for vehicle
An image switching device for a vehicle includes: a reference distance determination device that determines a reference distance; and a determination device that prohibits an image display device from displaying an image captured by an on-board camera, based on a feature that a detection distance from an object to a vehicle is longer than the reference distance, and allows the image display device to display the image captured by the on-board camera, based on a feature that the detection distance is shorter than the reference distance. The reference distance determination device shortens the reference distance in a case where an absolute value of acceleration of the vehicle is a second value which is greater than a first value, compared to a case where the absolute value of acceleration of the vehicle is the first value..
Denso Corporation


05/19/16
20160142684 
 Camera apparatus and method patent thumbnailCamera apparatus and method
A camera apparatus and method is disclosed. The camera apparatus includes an image sensor operable to generate image data; a storage device operable to store the image data from the image sensor; and a controller operably connected to the image sensor and the storage device.

05/19/16
20160142681 
 Surveillance camera and focus control method thereof patent thumbnailSurveillance camera and focus control method thereof
Provided is a surveillance camera comprising: an image analyzer configured to analyze whether a captured image is a visible light image or an infrared image; and a focus controller configured to adjust a focus to a refractive index of infrared rays or visible lights according to an analytic result obtained by the image analyzer.. .
Idis Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142679 

Sensor placement determination device and sensor placement determination method


This sensor placement determination device is provided with an external storage device (15) in which traffic data, i.e. The actual paths taken by people, is recorded in a planned target area in which sensors are to be arranged, a traffic simulation observation unit (100) which, for candidate arrangement positions of the sensors in the target area, generates, on the basis of the traffic data, information about the passage of people through the monitoring area of the sensors, a traffic estimation unit (102) which, with the passage information as a constraining condition, generates candidate paths by which people might pass through the target area, an estimated error calculation unit (104) which, for the traffic through the monitoring area of the sensors, calculates an estimated error between the number of people passing along the candidate paths and the number of people passing along the actual paths, and an additional camera determination unit (106) which determines a sensor arrangement position that minimizes the calculated estimated traffic error..
Hitachi, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142678 

Device for measuring the length and diameter of a container using structured lighting, and use


Device for measuring the length and diameter of a container using structured lighting includes a receiving area for receiving a container having a length and width. Receiving area has a surface on which container is received.
Envipco Holding N.v.


05/19/16
20160142673 

System for enabling eye contact in electronic images


Techniques are disclosed for improving perceived eye-contact in video communications on personal communication devices that have a camera positioned offset slightly away from a display screen, such as found in tablets, mobile phones, laptops, desktops ultrabooks, all-in-ones, and the like. A three-dimensional mesh, such as a point cloud, may be created from an image and depth information that is captured of the user.
Intel Corporation


05/19/16
20160142670 

Information processing apparatus, surveillance camera apparatus, and image reproduction apparatus


According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a division unit, a redundancy unit, and a communication unit. The division unit is configured to divide a digital data item, into a plurality of division data items.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


05/19/16
20160142668 

Digital deposition and evidence recording system


Embodiments include a modular video recording system. The system includes a first module for supporting a primary input to be recorded, such as from a first camera.
Cvisualevidence, Llc


05/19/16
20160142661 

Solid-state imaging device and camera


The solid-state imaging device includes a d/a converting circuit generating a reference voltage to be used for an a/d conversion. The d/a converting circuit includes: a voltage generating circuit generating an analog voltage according to a digital signal; a buffer circuit (a resistor ladder upper voltage supplying buffer circuit) which buffers the generated analog voltage, the buffer circuit sampling and holding a bias voltage generated inside the buffer circuit, and outputting the buffered analog voltage using the held bias voltage; an analog signal outputting unit (a resistor ladder unit) outputting the reference voltage according to the inputted digital signal, by receiving an output from the buffer circuit; and a pre-charge amplifier which charges a noise-reducing capacitor in conjunction with the sampling and holding by the buffer circuit, the noise-reducing capacitor being connected to the analog signal outputting unit..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142655 

Multi-camera array with housing


Multiple cameras are arranged in an array at a pitch, roll, and yaw that allow the cameras to have adjacent fields of view such that each camera is pointed inward relative to the array. The read window of an image sensor of each camera in a multi-camera array can be adjusted to minimize the overlap between adjacent fields of view, to maximize the correlation within the overlapping portions of the fields of view, and to correct for manufacturing and assembly tolerances.
Gopro, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142652 

Compact pmmw camera calibration target


A calibration system for a passive millimeter-wave (pmmw) camera. The calibration system includes a thermal calibrator having a first thermally conducting body, a second thermally conducting body, a first black body target mounted to a front surface of the first conducting body, a second black body target mounted to a front surface of the second conducting body, and a thermo-electric (te) cooling device having a hot side and a cold side.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


05/19/16
20160142644 

Surveillance systems and image processing methods thereof


Surveillance systems with a plurality of cameras and image processing method thereof are provided. Based on a plurality of images captured by the plurality of cameras, some of the images are translucentized with other images and the other images are stitched with each other according to the space geometrical relations of cameras.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


05/19/16
20160142642 

Photographic stage


A photographic stage is provided that includes at least one camera, a scanner, and a computer configured to capture a plurality of images from the at least one camera. The computer is also configured to detect a tagged item based on data from the scanner and to identify the tagged item in at least one of the images.
Stylinity, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142637 

Image acquisition and management


A reference image of one or more objects is displayed on the display of a mobile device in a manner that allows a user of the mobile device to simultaneously view the reference image and a preview image of the one or more objects currently in a field of view of a camera of the mobile device. An indication is provided to the user of the mobile device whether the camera of the mobile device is currently located within a specified amount of a distance at which the reference image was acquired.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142636 

Camera module


The present invention relates to a camera module including an auto focusing module vertically moving a lens, a handshake compensation module wrapping the auto focusing module, and tilting the auto focusing module to compensate handshake, a circuit board electrically connected to the handshake compensation module, a bottom case supporting the circuit board and coupled to the auto focusing module, a main circuit board fixed to bottom case and electrically connected to an image sensor module and the circuit board, and a spring unit arranged at a periphery of the main circuit board and having a symmetrical opening having thereinside a gap spaced apart at a predetermined distance.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142634 

Stabilizer for an optical device and electronic device comprising the same


There is provided a stabilizer for an optical device that forms part of an electronic device and an electronic device including the stabilizer. The stabilizer includes two first actuators, each of which includes a first coil assembly and a first block of ferromagnetic material, each of the two first coil assemblies being configured to generate, in response to a first electrical signal applied thereto, a first attraction force toward a respective first block of ferromagnetic material, the first blocks of ferromagnetic material being attached to a socket for the optical device; and a rotating device configured to rotate the socket around an optical axis of the optical device in response to the first attraction force.
Nokia Technologies Oy


05/19/16
20160142632 

Panoramic camera with multiple image sensors using timed shutters


The present invention relates to the field of panoramic still and motion photography. In a first embodiment, a camera apparatus for panoramic photography includes a first image sensor positioned to capture a first image.
Google Inc.


05/19/16
20160142626 

Location aware photograph recommendation notification


Aspects provide for location and time aware photographic scene matching and recommendations by identifying a location of a target scene displayed within a field of view of an electronic display screen of a camera device. A repository is searched for picture(s) related to the identified location and indicated in a social network as attractive.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160142625 

Method and system for determining image composition attribute adjustments


Method, system and program product are provided for collecting image information for a scene in a field of view with a camera, and obtaining a candidate attribute of interest (aoi) associated with the image information. The method and program product identify a reference aoi associated with a reference image corresponding to the image information, determine an aoi adjustment indicative of a change in the candidate aoi in order to align the candidate aoi with the reference aoi, and output the aoi adjustment..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142624 

Video device, method, and computer program product


According to one embodiment, a video device is capable of displaying a video on a display region of a display provided with a touch panel. The video device includes: an acquisition module configured to acquire an image from a camera configured to image a region opposed to the display region; a detection processor configured to detect a position of a user's face opposed to the display region based on the acquired image; and a display processor configured to display, based on a detection result of the detection processor when a first operation image to operate the video device is displayed on the display region, a second operation image obtained by reducing in size the first operation image on a first region of apart of the display region, the first region corresponding to the position of the user's face..
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation


05/19/16
20160142623 

Imaging apparatus with display and image display apparatus


A digital camera is provided with a vertically long camera body having an approximately rectangular solid shape. An lcd panel provided in a rear surface of the camera body is arranged such that longitudinal directions of the display screen and the camera body correspond to each other.
Fujifilm Corporation


05/19/16
20160142621 

Device and camera control


The present embodiments relate to an intuitive touch-screen control system with a multi-touch user interface for movement of film, video and still cameras in three axes, x, y, z, with industrial robots.. .
Electric Friends As


05/19/16
20160142620 

Directionality control system, calibration method, horizontal deviation angle computation method, and directionality control method


Sound collection directionality is formed toward a location corresponding to a position designated in a video of a predetermined region which is imaged by a camera apparatus with a microphone array apparatus as a reference, and audio data is collected with high accuracy. In a directionality control system (10), a signal processing unit (33) derives a sound collection direction (θmah,θmav) which is directed from an installation position of a microphone array apparatus (2) toward a sound position corresponding to a position designated in video data on a screen of the display device (36) in response to a user's designation of any position in the video data displayed on the screen.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142618 

Imaging device


First image information whose depth of field includes a subject in a focus position set by a control section before photo shooting and second image information captured in a position focus different from that of the first image information are included. The focus position of the second image information is determined on the basis of the focus position of the first image information.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


05/19/16
20160142614 

Web camera and operation method thereof


A web camera and an operation method thereof are provided. The web camera includes a photographic unit, an infrared (ir) transmitter, a network communication unit and a processing unit.
Asustek Computer Inc.


05/19/16
20160142611 

Image acquisition and management


A reference image of one or more objects is displayed on the display of a mobile device in a manner that allows a user of the mobile device to simultaneously view the reference image and a preview image of the one or more objects currently in a field of view of a camera of the mobile device. An indication is provided to the user of the mobile device whether the camera of the mobile device is currently located within a specified amount of a distance at which the reference image was acquired.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142607 

Camera system for vehicle and operation method thereof


The present invention relates to a camera system for a vehicle and an operating method thereof and an exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a camera system for a vehicle, including: a reception module which receives a country code number corresponding to a position of a vehicle, from a code supplying device; a sensor module which, when an optical signal corresponding to a surrounding environment of the vehicle is input, outputs an image signal corresponding to the optical signal; and a control module which, when the country code number is received, varies an exposure time (integration time) of the sensor module in accordance with a natural frequency which is set to correspond to the country code number and controls the sensor module to receive the optical signal during the exposure time.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142606 

Electro-optic aperture device


A portable consumer electronics device has a handheld portable device housing, and an electronic camera module integrated in the housing. The module has a focusing lens with an optical axis, an imaging sensor to receive the focused light, and an electro-optic variable aperture to allow different amounts of focused light to reach the imaging sensor.
Apple Inc.


05/19/16
20160142601 

Extension flash module and camera system using the same


An extension flash module is provided in the present invention. The extension flash module adopts xenon flash light and is for attaching on the headphone jack of a mobile device.
Eosmem Corporation


05/19/16
20160142598 

Hand-held device for mounting and wirelessly triggering a camera


Mounting and triggering mechanisms for first person actuation of a camera by an internally mounted remote camera actuator in the form of a handle grip are disclosed for use in any applicable activity, without limitation, such as sporting, recreational, documentary filmmaking and/or photography, or the like.. .
Pov Camera Mounts, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142597 

Movement monitoring security devices and systems


Motion sensing devices for computer security are provided herein. In various embodiments, a security device includes a sensor for detecting movement of a computing device to which the security device is coupled, a transmitter, a processor, a memory, and instructions that are executed to receive from the sensor a message indicative of the movement of the computing device, determine if the computing device has been moved using the sensor message, and activate a camera to obtain image or video of an area proximate the computing device..

05/19/16
20160142596 

Vision systems using multiple cameras


Devices providing a distortion-free panoramic image covering a 180° field of view, a single frame or a three dimensional image, comprising a multi-camera assembly, which provides images to a light sensor on a related circuit board, which in turn sends the images to a display for a user. The vision system is primarily directed to vehicle vision systems, allowing drivers to see areas behind and around the vehicle, but may be provided in several alternative applications, including a smart phone type assembly, webcam and other cameras, an eyeglasses configuration and a headwear mounted assembly.

05/19/16
20160142595 

Camera module


A camera module includes a housing having a guide groove formed therein, the guide groove being extended lengthwise in an optical axis direction, a lens barrel mounted in the housing and having a guide protrusion inserted into the guide groove, and an elastic member disposed on the guide groove so that the guide protrusion may be prevented from being separated from the guide groove.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142594 

Enhanced information handling device cover


One embodiment provides a system, including: an information handling device comprising a camera; and a cover for the information handling device, comprising: a movable area obscuring and exposing the camera; at least one button controlling activation of the camera; and a communication mechanism facilitating communication between the cover and the information handling device. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142579 

Audio signal level estimation in cameras


A camera system includes a first microphone, a second microphone, and a microphone controller. The first microphone and the second microphone are configured to capture audio over a time interval to produce a first captured audio signal and a second captured audio signal, respectively.
Gopro, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142578 

Positional camera and gps data interchange device


A location tagged data provision and display system. A personal communication device (pcd) with electromagnetic communication capability has a gps receiver and a display.
Silver State Intellectual Technologies, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142543 

Method and device for communicating


The invention relates to a method and device for communicating, comprising a terminal provided for a user, comprising a display, optionally a camera and a voice input/output unit. Said terminal can be integrated into a network to be part of the local network, can be communicate with a central unit and can be controlled by means of said central unit.

05/19/16
20160142376 

Streaming media for portable devices


A system and method for allowing hand-held/wireless device devices to (1) provide audio/video conferencing; (2) access av content through streaming and cloud transfer; and (3) offer hand-held and computer access to cameras and sensors for surveillance using ordinary personal computers as proxy servers is described. In a first aspect, a remote view streaming system which comprises a webcam server which enables streaming video over a network is disclosed.
Appbanc, Llc


05/19/16
20160141324 

Semiconductor image sensor module, manufacturing the same as well as camera and manufacturing the same


A semiconductor image sensor module 1 at least includes a semiconductor image sensor chip 2 having a transistor forming region on a first main surface of a semiconductor substrate and having a photoelectric conversion region with a light incident surface formed on a second main surface on the side opposite to the first main surface and an image signal processing chip 3 for processing image signals formed in the semiconductor image sensor chip 2, wherein a plurality of bump electrodes 15a are formed on a first main surface, a plurality of bump electrodes 15b are formed on the image signal processing chip 3, both the chips 2 and 3 are formed to be laminated through heat dissipating means 4 and the plurality of bump electrodes 15a of the semiconductor image sensor chip 2 and the plurality of bump electrodes 15b on the image signal processing chip 3 are electrically connected.. .
Sony Corporation


05/19/16
20160140934 

Automated personalized picture frame


A digital picture frame including a camera integrated with the frame, and a network connection module allowing the frame for use as a mobile positional social media (mpsm) device for displaying social media pictures from a user's social media account or her or his community members' social media accounts. The integrated camera is used to automatically determine an identity of a frame viewer, and a viewer profile automatically determined from the identity of the viewer.

05/19/16
20160140930 

Methods and systems for virtual and augmented reality


A portable virtual reality and/or augmented reality system enabling the projection and tracking of a user in a simulated environment is described. A system of motion capture cameras, computing, and tracking devices is provided in a portable package.
Worldviz Llc


05/19/16
20160140876 

Collapsible surgical training laparoscopic procedures


A laparoscopic surgery training kit and method is disclosed. The laparoscopic surgery training kit has improved portability and storability because it is collapsible and foldable.

05/19/16
20160140828 

Personal safety and security mobile application responsive to changes in heart rate


A software app for a mobile device is disclosed for alerting a custodian of a person to be protected of an emergency situation involving the person to be protected. The app includes software instructions for carrying out a method including: establishing a range of normal heart rates for the person using a heart rate monitor; detecting a heart rate for the person that is outside of the established range; activating at least one of a camera, a microphone, an accelerometer, and a location indicator on the mobile device carried by the person; establishing a wireless data connection between the mobile device and a communication network; and transmitting data to the custodian from the activated camera, microphone, accelerometer, or location indicator via the communication network.

05/19/16
20160140827 

Person support apparatuses with patient mobility monitoring


A person support apparatus, such as a bed, stretcher, cot, or the like, includes a fall detector. The fall detector is adapted to detect when a person associated with the person support apparatus has fallen and to issue a fall alarm.
Stryker Corporation


05/19/16
20160140819 

Theft detection and alarm apparatus coordinated with other similar devices


The invention relates to a security system (9) comprising a computer (1), which centralises data from a movement detection means (3), a seismic sensor (4), and a dome recording camera (2) with led night light. In addition, the computer (1) transfers the data selected as relevant by means of a gprs channel (7) or a radio channel (8) via another neighbouring security system to the central control unit (10).

05/19/16
20160140818 

Atomatic monitoring systems


A method of monitoring a space for armed and dangerous individuals comprises obtaining a series of digital images of the space via a first digital camera; detecting a series of ambient noise levels of the space via an electronic noise detecting device; processing the series of images; processing the series of ambient noise levels; checking for an armed and dangerous individual; and triggering an alarm signal. Processing the series of images may include comparing objects in a first image of the series of images to at least one predetermined weapon patterns; and comparing objects in the first image of the series of images to at least one predetermined human patterns.

05/19/16
20160140764 

Head-mountable apparatus and systems


A head mountable display (hmd) includes a camera operable to capture images of a peripheral and/or control device in use by a wearer of the hmd. A detector of the hmd is configured to detect occlusions in a captured image of the peripheral and/or control device.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited


05/19/16
20160140760 

Adapting a display on a transparent electronic display


A system and method for adapting a display on a transparent electronic display with a virtual display are disclosed herein. In one example, the system includes a focal point selector to select a focal point of the virtual display, the transparent electronic display is integrated into a front window of a vehicle.

05/19/16
20160140748 

Automated animation for presentation of images


An image such as a light-field image may be displayed dynamically through the use of an automatically generated animation. The image may be received in a data store.
Lytro, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140734 

Coloring inspection apparatus and coloring inspection method


An object is to ensure clear and easy quantification of the textures such as metallic texture and shiny texture of pearl pigment and to rationalize comparison inspection between an inspection object and a reference object. A coloring inspection apparatus 1 includes a camera 2 that is configured to have three spectral sensitivities (s1(λ), s2(λ), s3(λ)) linearly and equivalently converted to a cie xyz color matching function, an arithmetic processing unit 3 that is configured to obtain and compute coloring data by conversion of an image which has three spectral sensitivities and is obtained by the camera 2 into tristimulus values x, y and z in a cie xyz color system, and lighting units 6 that are configured to illuminate an automobile 5 as an example of measuring object.
Papalab Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140733 

Method and systems for multi-view high-speed motion capture


Systems and methods that facilitate an efficient and effective multi-view hybrid system for high-speed motion analysis are presented. The multi-view hybrid system can include a mix of relatively few high-speed cameras (e.g., 1000 fps, etc.) and a greater number of regular-speed cameras (e.g., 30 fps, etc.) that are utilized to provide more high speed views than high speed cameras included in the system.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140732 

Topology determination for non-overlapping camera network


Image-matching tracks the movements of the objects from initial camera scenes to ending camera scenes in non-overlapping cameras. Paths are defined through scenes for pairings of initial and ending cameras by different respective scene entry and exit points.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160140713 

System and imaging device modelling and calibration


The invention relates to a camera modeling and calibration system and method using a new set of variables to compensate for imperfections in line of sight axis squareness with camera plane and which increases accuracy in measuring distortion introduced by image curvature caused by geometric and chromatic lens distortion and wherein the camera image plane is represented from a full 3d perspective projection.. .

05/19/16
20160140700 

Method and filling images captured by array cameras


Image filling utilizing image data captured by an array of cameras having different camera viewpoints. Image data, such as a pixel value or gradient value associated with a spatial point in a source region of an image is transferred to the same or another image to fill a target region.

05/19/16
20160140695 

Adaptive path smoothing for video stabilization


Techniques and architectures for video stabilization can transform a shaky video to a steady-looking video. A path smoothing process can generate an optimized camera path for video stabilization.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/19/16
20160140536 

Mobile phone payment system using integrated camera credit card reader


A system and a method for conducting credit card transactions through a mobile device of a user. The mobile device comprises an image acquisition unit and a mobile application operated by the mobile device.
Jumio Inc.


05/19/16
20160140423 

Image classification preset tour camera


Disclosed herein is an image classification method and apparatus for a preset tour camera. More particularly, according to the image classification method and apparatus for a preset tour camera, a classification group is generated not to be duplicated by analyzing feature information included in image frames continuously taken by a preset tour camera that has panning, tilting, and zooming functions, and the image frames are classified by the classification group based on the feature information and stored with an index, whereby when an accident occurs and image analysis is required, the image frames are searched for based on the classification group, thus the image analysis may be conveniently and quickly performed..
Realhub Corp., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140416 

Method and system for classifying painted road markings in an automotive driver-vehicle-asistance device


An automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. The method includes the steps of arranging a digital camera on a vehicle body, operating the digital camera to provide an image file depicting an image of a scene related to vehicle operation on a road, in a computer memory, receiving from the memory the image file depicting pixels of an image of the scene related to vehicle operation on a road, and using an analysis of the pixels to generate an illumination invariant image of the scene.
Tandent Vision Science, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140405 

Preventing face-based authentication spoofing


System and techniques for preventing face-based authentication spoofing are described herein. A visible light emitter may be controlled to project a pattern into a camera's field of view during an authentication attempt.

05/19/16
20160140403 

Multi-directional vehicle maneuvering assistance


Arrangements relate to providing multi-directional assistance while maneuvering a vehicle. The vehicle can have an exterior with a first lateral side and a second lateral side.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140402 

Method and system for classifying painted road markings in an automotive driver-vehicle-asistance device


An automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. The method includes the steps of arranging a digital camera on a vehicle body, operating the digital camera to provide an image file depicting an image of a scene related to vehicle operation on a road, in a computer memory, receiving from the memory the image file depicting pixels of an image of the scene related to vehicle operation on a road, and using an analysis of the pixels to generate an illumination invariant image of the scene.
Tandent Vision Science, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140401 

Road surface information acquisition apparatus


A road surface information acquisition apparatus a lane line recognizer configured to, based on a road surface image of a carpool lane forward of a vehicle acquired by a camera, recognize lane lines of the carpool lane. The apparatus further includes a determiner configured to, based on a lane partition line recognized by the lane line recognizer, determine a start point and an end point of the entrance and exit, and a lane-width calculator configured to, based on the lane lines recognized by the lane line recognizer, calculate a lane width of the carpool lane.
Denso Corporation


05/19/16
20160140400 

Atomic scenes for scalable traffic scene recognition in monocular videos


Systems and methods are disclosed to provide an advanced warning system (aws) for a driver of a vehicle, by capturing traffic scene types from a single camera video; generating real-time monocular sfm and 2d object detection from the single camera video; detecting a ground plane from the real-time monocular sfm and the 2d object detection; performing dense 3d estimation from the real-time monocular sfm and the 2d object detection; generating a joint 3d object localization from the ground plane and dense 3d estimation; and communicating a situation that requires caution to the driver.. .
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140396 

System and localizing a talker using audio and video information


A videoconferencing endpoint includes at least one processor a number of microphones and at least one camera. The endpoint can receive audio information and visual motion information during a teleconferencing session.
Polycom, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140394 

Visual object tracking system with model validation & management


System, apparatus, method, and computer readable media for on-the-fly captured image data object tracking. An image or video stream is processed to detect and track an object in concurrence with generation of the stream by a camera module.
Intel Corporation


05/19/16
20160140390 

Liveness detection using progressive eyelid tracking


Techniques for liveness detection using progressive eyelid tracking are disclosed. A series of frames of a user are captured by a camera.
Intel Corporation


05/19/16
20160140375 

Two-dimensional code recognition method and apparatus


The embodiments of the disclosure provide a two-dimensional code recognition method and associated apparatus. The two-dimensional code recognition method comprises steps of determining whether there is a picture displayed on a screen; determining whether the picture includes a two-dimensional code, when the picture is displayed on the screen; and identifying the two-dimensional code, when the picture includes the two-dimensional code.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


05/19/16
20160140332 

System and feature-based authentication


A system and method for capturing an image of a user. An image is captured with a camera, wherein the image includes a user's image.
Intel Corporation


05/19/16
20160139756 

Detecting an event within interactive media including spatialized multi-channel audio content


As a user is being presented with interactive media by a presenting device, a separate monitoring device may be used to monitor the presentation of the interactive media and detect an event that occurs therein. Such a monitoring device may be configured and positioned to access media content from the presentation of the interactive media.
Gracenote, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139735 

Optical touch screen


An optical touch screen includes a display panel, a first camera module, a second camera module, and a controller. The first camera module includes a first emitting unit and a first receiving unit.
Quanta Computer Inc.


05/19/16
20160139663 

System and control based on face or hand gesture detection


System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image. Based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera (still or video), a control signal is generated, and provided to a device.
May Patents Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139603 

Automatic take-off and landing control device


An automatic take-off and landing control device for an aircraft is provided. The control device comprises at least two of at least one local tracking device adapted for receiving at least one local signal from at least one local ground station and for determining a position of the aircraft based on the local signals, at least one gnss tracking device adapted for receiving a gnss signal and for determining a position of the aircraft based on the gnss signal; and at least one camera device adapted for observing an environment of the aircraft and for determining a position of the aircraft based on the camera signal..
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh


05/19/16
20160139493 

Case for a personal electronics device with external lens mount


A protective case for a personal electronic device (ped) with a camera aperture with provision for mounting external interchangeable lenses, including a first portion of shock dampening material, and a metal interchangeable lens retention element with an aperture bonded to the case disposed with the retention aperture aligned with the camera aperture.. .

05/19/16
20160139492 

Shutter holding mechanism


A shutter holding mechanism includes: a shutter substrate which is provided inside a camera body and in which a focal-plane type shutter unit is fixed; a pressing unit arranged between the camera body and a side of one end portion of the shutter substrate, the pressing unit pressing the shutter substrate to a side of another end portion of the shutter substrate relative to the camera body; and a damper unit arranged in a part on a side of the camera body corresponding to the side of the other end portion of the shutter substrate, which is a side opposite to a part where the pressing unit is arranged, in a direction along a travel direction of a shutter blade of the shutter unit, the damper unit absorbing movement of the shutter substrate pressed by the pressing unit.. .
Olympus Corporation


05/19/16
20160139399 

Visual and tactile assessment tool


A selectively attachable and removable visual and tactile assessment tool or clip for use with a mobile device is provided. Clip is an elongate member forming a curvilinear shape having a magnifying lens at a distal end thereof.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139391 

Optical system for fluorescence observation


The controller is configured to process a fluorescent light image obtained by the camera by identifying a contiguous fluorescent region in the fluorescent light image, generating an image including a representation of the boundary of the contiguous fluorescent region, and supplying the generated image to the display.. .

05/19/16
20160139390 

Multipass virtually imaged phased array etalon


An example system determines biomechanical properties of eye tissue. The system includes a confocal microscopy system configured to scan the incident light across a plurality of cross-sections of the tissue.
Avedro, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139387 

Preview station and taking preview images of microscope slides


A preview station for previewing microscope slides where each slide has one or more specimens thereon, the preview station having a tray holder supporting a slide tray with a plurality of slides thereon. A digital camera and lens is located on an optical axis relative to the slide tray and a light source illuminates the slide tray.
Huron Technologies International Inc.


05/19/16
20160139377 

Optical image capturing system


A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, include a first lens with positive refractive power, wherein an object-side surface thereof can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; and a fifth lens, wherein the fifth lens can have negative refractive power, and an image-side surface thereof can be concave; an image-side surface and an object-side surface of each of the five lens elements are both aspheric. At least one surface of the fifth lens has an inflection point.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139375 

Camera methods and apparatus using optical chain modules which alter the direction of received light


Methods and apparatus for capturing or generating images using multiple optical chains operating in parallel are described. Pixel values captured by individual optical chains corresponding to the same scene area are combined to provide an image with at least some of the benefits which would have been provided by capturing an image of the scene using a larger lens than that of the individual lenses of the optical chain modules.
The Lightco Inc.


05/19/16
20160139365 

Optical image capturing system


A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, include a first lens with positive refractive power having an object-side surface which can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; and a fifth lens which can have negative refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and wherein at least one surface of the fifth lens has an inflection point and both surfaces of each of the five lenses are aspheric whereby the optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.. .
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139364 

Optical image capturing system


A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, include a first lens with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; and a fifth lens with negative refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the five lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139360 

Optical image capturing system


A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, includes, in order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis, a first lens with positive refractive power, wherein an object-side surface thereof can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens which can have refractive power; and a fifth lens with negative refractive power, wherein an image-side surface of the fifth lens can be concave, both surfaces of each of the aforementioned lenses are aspheric, and at least one surface of the fifth lens has an inflection point whereby the optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.. .
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139265 

Eyewear-mountable eye tracking device


An eye movement tracking device that can be mounted to standard eyeglasses as disclosed. The device comprises an illumination source, a time-of-flight (tof) camera and a processor.

05/19/16
20160139244 

Distance or positiion determination


A device, method and computer program for determining the distance or position of a camera relative to a light source based on an image of that light source captured by the camera. The device comprises a coded light detection module for detecting a coded light signal modulated into the light from the light source.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


05/19/16
20160139061 

Pipe inspection device


A pipe inspection device includes a housing (1) fixed to a semi-rigid rod (2) and having a longitudinal axis (3) and inside the housing a camera (4) having a forward-looking field of view and a camera (5) rotatable around said longitudinal axis (3) and having a field of view directed to permit closer inspection of an inner surface of the pipe, and means (17-24) for rotating the rotatable camera (5) to direct its field of view against an area of the inner surface of the pipe to be inspected more closely. To make it possible to inspect the inner surface of a pipe faster than with prior art devices, the inspection device has at least two cameras (5-7) in addition to the camera (4) having a forward-looking field.
Vretmaskin El & Mekanik Ab


05/19/16
20160139039 

Imaging system and imaging method


An imaging system includes an infrared camera 10 that is sensitive to light beams having wavelengths in an infrared region, a lighting unit 20 that emits light beams having multiple wavelengths in an infrared region in a region including the wavelengths to which the infrared camera is sensitive, and a control unit 30 that controls capture of an image by the infrared camera 10 and emission of a light beam by the lighting unit 20.. .
Nikon Corporation






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