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Method and apparatus for measuring heartbeats without contact and wirelessly

Method and apparatus for measuring heartbeats without contact and wirelessly

Breast biopsy system using mr and gamma imaging

Breast biopsy system using mr and gamma imaging

Breast biopsy system using mr and gamma imaging

Remote monitoring of vital signs

Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
10/09/14
20140304721
 Method and system to provide a non-free digital event content from the content provider to the computing device users patent thumbnailMethod and system to provide a non-free digital event content from the content provider to the computing device users
Disclosed is a method and system for providing the digital content of non-free event to viewers through mobile computing devices. The present invention collects the viewer's preferred date and time, ticket count, the content provider and non-free event information.
10/09/14
20140303502
 Method and apparatus for measuring heartbeats without contact and wirelessly patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for measuring heartbeats without contact and wirelessly
Provided is a method of measuring heartbeats without contact and wirelessly. The method includes searching for a sport point on which heartbeats are measured; imaging a found spot point through a thermal graphic camera and obtaining temperature related data wirelessly; and analyzing the obtained temperature related data and calculating heartbeats..
10/09/14
20140303483
 Breast biopsy system using mr and gamma imaging patent thumbnailBreast biopsy system using mr and gamma imaging
Described herein is the use of gamma cameras in the fringe field of the mri system. Specifically, an mr image of the breast with lesion identification is first produced.
10/09/14
20140303454
 Remote monitoring of vital signs patent thumbnailRemote monitoring of vital signs
A method of remote monitoring of vital signs by detecting the ppg signal in an image of a subject taken by a video camera such as a webcam. The ppg signal is identified by auto-regressive analysis of ambient light reflected from a region of interest on the subject's skin.
10/09/14
20140302931
 Interactive embodied robot videogame through the use of sensors and physical objects patent thumbnailInteractive embodied robot videogame through the use of sensors and physical objects
The present invention refers to an embodied robot videogame apparatus that receives input through the (human) user's physical actions (full body actions), contact and physiological signals (bio-signals). The apparatus has as principal components: led/sound sensor eye with a video camera; mechanical lever; rotation sensor; rubber torso; solar battery; sensor leds; heart rate and galvanic skin response sensor; multi-touch computer display, with a i/o board v2.0 bluetooth wireless connection; multiplayer button; microphone; intensity sensor; feet support; suspensions; rubber pneumatic wheels; accelerometer sensor; plastic leveler sensor; wireless bluetooth digitizers; velcro strips; and gps.
10/09/14
20140302452
 Dental camera system patent thumbnailDental camera system
A dental camera system for creating an image of an object has a dental camera, which comprises a housing and optics arranged therein together with an image sensor. The dental camera system further comprises an evaluation unit which cooperates with the image sensor to capture the object.
10/09/14
20140301731
 Rotation mechanism for camera patent thumbnailRotation mechanism for camera
A rotation mechanism includes a first bracket, a second bracket, a connection member, a pin, and a screw. The first bracket includes a base and two opposite pivot arms.
10/09/14
20140301729
 Camera apparatus patent thumbnailCamera apparatus
A camera apparatus includes a camera unit that is provided with a camera lens, a camera body that rotatably holds the camera unit, and a rotating mechanism that rotates the camera unit in response to an emergency signal so as to be switched from a first state where the camera lens is stored inside the camera body to a second state where the camera lens is exposed to an outside of the camera body.. .
10/09/14
20140301728
 Anti-shake correction system for curved optical sensor patent thumbnailAnti-shake correction system for curved optical sensor
The subject disclosure is directed towards a curved image sensor that is rotated in one or more rotational directions to compensate for camera movement, e.g., camera shake. In one aspect, sensors such as gyroscopes output camera movement data, which a controller uses to rotate the curved (e.g., hemispherical) image sensor about its center of curvature, e.g., via signals to electrical and/or magnetic movement mechanisms.
10/09/14
20140301727
 Underwater light with camera apparatus and related methods patent thumbnailUnderwater light with camera apparatus and related methods
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for underwater swimming pool video monitoring and other data gathering and transmission, and related controls. Embodiments include one or more cameras and/or other sensors and/or controls operatively mounted and/or used with an underwater pool light feature..
10/09/14
20140301724
Electronic heating of people and animals
A heater for human comfort and homeostasis is made by using a thermal laser. The heat from the thermal laser is pointed precisely with optics such as lenses and reflectors.
10/09/14
20140301710
Method for operating a lighting system integrating a video camera
A method for operating a lighting system includes the steps of a) illuminating a stage with light from at least one light source; b) recording a portion of the stage with the video camera and generating digital video signals; c) transmitting the digital video signals to a video conversion device; d) converting the video signals into digital image data signals; e) transmitting the digital image data signals to the digital memory of the lighting control console; f) starting a display task in the digital processor of the lighting control console, in order to process the image data signals for displaying the same at the display of the lighting control console; and g) graphically representing a portion of the stage by displaying the image data signals which have been processed in the digital processor at the display of the lighting control console.. .
10/09/14
20140301601
True space tracking of axisymmetric object flight using diameter measurement
Methods and apparatus for determining a trajectory of a axisymmetric object in 3-d physical space using a digital camera which records 2-d image data are described. In particular, based upon i) a characteristic length of the axisymmetric object, ii) a physical position of the camera determined from sensors associated with the camera (e.g., accelerometers) and iii) captured 2-d digital images from the camera including a time at which each image is generated relative to one another, a position, a velocity vector and an acceleration vector can be determined in three dimensional physical space for axisymmetric object objects as a function of time.
10/09/14
20140301600
True space tracking of axisymmetric object flight using diameter measurement
Methods and apparatus for determining a trajectory of a axisymmetric object in 3-d physical space using a digital camera which records 2-d image data are described. In particular, based upon i) a characteristic length of the axisymmetric object, ii) a physical position of the camera determined from sensors associated with the camera (e.g., accelerometers) and iii) captured 2-d digital images from the camera including a time at which each image is generated relative to one another, a position, a velocity vector and an acceleration vector can be determined in three dimensional physical space for axisymmetric object objects as a function of time.
10/09/14
20140301598
True space tracking of axisymmetric object flight using diameter measurement
Methods and apparatus for determining a trajectory of a axisymmetric object in 3-d physical space using a digital camera which records 2-d image data are described. In particular, based upon i) a characteristic length of the axisymmetric object, ii) a physical position of the camera determined from sensors associated with the camera (e.g., accelerometers) and iii) captured 2-d digital images from the camera including a time at which each image is generated relative to one another, a position, a velocity vector and an acceleration vector can be determined in three dimensional physical space for axisymmetric object objects as a function of time.
10/09/14
20140301377
Wireless communication method and wireless communication system
In a wireless communication system based on a time division multiple access method such as cordless telephone systems including a door camera, voice communication is performed in a bi-directional communication by using a paired time slots, and image communication is performed in a uni-directional communication by using both of paired time slots. One of the paired time slots may be used for transmitting a control signal such as an image data resend control signal..
10/09/14
20140300954
Light shielding device of camera
A light shielding device for a camera includes a light board and a light shielding member. The light board defines a first through hole in a center.
10/09/14
20140300809
Attachable smartphone camera
Systems and methods are disclosed herein that generally involve a camera system including a high-quality lens which is selectively attachable to a mobile device, effectively replacing the mobile device's integral lens. The attachable camera system can leverage existing features of the mobile device, such as the display, battery, storage, and sharing functions, allowing the camera system itself to be a relatively simple, lightweight, portable, and inexpensive device.
10/09/14
20140300808
Camera system, camera body, and interchangeable lens
According to an aspect of the present invention, the camera body can switch the present version, which is an original version, to specifications of an older version. Thus, even if the present versions of the camera body and the interchangeable lens doe not have compatibility, if an old version has compatibility, a minimum operation can be ensured by the specifications of the old version without updating the firmware, although the functions may have possibility of being restricted..
10/09/14
20140300807
Intermediate unit and camera system
Provided is an intermediate unit including a first connect unit, a second connect unit, and an information bridge unit. The first connect unit is for connecting a camera unit having a first resolution in one of a spatial direction and a temporal direction.
10/09/14
20140300806
High-resolution hyper-spectral orthographic imaging spectrometer
A camera concurrently produces an orthographic map and map spectral content. Illumination from an image passes through a phase modulator and the resulting rotating photo-flux phase is converted to an electrical signal by multiple adjacent sensors of detectors of array of detectors.
10/09/14
20140300805
Optical filtering for cameras
In one embodiment, a camera includes an image sensor within a camera housing that converts light entering the camera housing through an optical filter into digital image data. The optical filter can have a variable opacity.
10/09/14
20140300798
Multi-imager camera for increased depth-of-field imaging
A multi-imager camera having a focusing means attached to each imager in the form of a z actuator and having an image-splitting optical assembly that splits the scene's energy to the individual imagers while maintaining the full scene coverage and while having all imagers placed in the same back-focal-distance that matches that of the camera's lens. The above camera focuses the individual imagers to different parts of the scene by individually controlling the z actuator of each imager, and captures all images instantaneously for real-time on-board image processing or for post processing..
10/09/14
20140300797
Digital camera
A digital camera, in particular a motion picture camera, comprises an objective mount for connecting an objective and an image sensor, wherein the image sensor and the objective are arranged along an optical axis of the camera. The camera furthermore comprises an adjustment apparatus, which is adapted to adjust the distance between the objective mount and the image sensor along the optical axis, and a control unit having at least one operating parameter signal input for receiving at least one operating parameter value of the camera or of a connected objective.
10/09/14
20140300796
Camera apparatus and mount adapter
A camera apparatus includes: a camera main body having a single plate type imaging section; and a handle mounting section for mounting a handle on an upper portion of the camera main body, wherein a lens for a three-plate type imaging section can be mounted on a lens mount section of a front portion of the camera main body via a mount adapter, and the handle mounting section mounts the handle on the upper portion of the camera main body so as to be able to move in a front-back direction.. .
10/09/14
20140300793
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.
10/09/14
20140300791
Camera apparatus and wireless communication terminal including the same
A camera apparatus and a wireless communication terminal including the camera apparatus are described. The camera apparatus includes: a camera main body; and a viewfinder unit including an elastic member.
10/09/14
20140300789
Imaging apparatus and camera
An imaging apparatus including a pixel, a current source, and a signal processing circuit. The pixel outputs signal charge, obtained by imaging, as a pixel signal.
10/09/14
20140300788
Solid-state imaging sensor, method of manufacturing the same, and camera
A solid-state imaging sensor which has a first face and a second face, and includes an image sensing region and an electrode region, comprising a first portion including an insulating member and a wiring pattern, a second portion including a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions in the image sensing region, and a third portion including a plurality of microlenses in the image sensing region, wherein an opening is formed on the side of the first face in the electrode region so as to expose the wiring pattern, and the sensor includes a first film covering the plurality of microlenses, and a second film covering a side face of the opening and exposing part of the wiring pattern in the electrode region, with covering the first film in the image sensing region.. .
10/09/14
20140300787
Solid-state image pickup element, method of driving the same, and camera system
Disclosed herein is a solid-state image pickup element, including a pixel portion in which plural pixels each including a photoelectric conversion element for converting an optical signal into an electrical signal and accumulating therein the resulting electrical signal in accordance with an exposure period of time are disposed in a matrix; and a pixel driving portion adapted to control operations of the pixels in rows so as to carry out an electronic shutter operation and a reading operation of the pixel portion.. .
10/09/14
20140300786
Solid-state image sensor and camera
An image sensor including a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type that is arranged in a substrate, a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type that is arranged in the first semiconductor region to form a charge accumulation region. The second semiconductor region includes a plurality of portions arranged in a direction along a surface of the substrate.
10/09/14
20140300780
Colour lighting control method for improving image quality in a vision system
Provided is a color lighting control method including a lighting device having a plurality of lighting unit, the method including the steps of: (a) applying predetermined input voltages to the plurality of lighting units respectively and obtaining image data through the camera; (b) calculating an image histogram that is a distribution graph for displaying the number of pixels corresponding to each monochrome level intensity through the image data; (c) calculating a standard deviation of the image histogram; and (d) calculating an optimal input voltage value for each of the plurality of lighting units within an adjustment range of the predetermined input voltages, wherein the optimal input voltage value maximizes the standard deviation.. .
10/09/14
20140300779
Methods and apparatuses for providing guide information for a camera
The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for providing guide information for a camera. An image is collected through the camera.
10/09/14
20140300775
Method and apparatus for determining camera location information and/or camera pose information according to a global coordinate system
An approach is provided for processing and/or facilitating a processing of one or more images to determine camera location information, camera pose information, or a combination thereof associated with at least one camera capturing the one or more images, wherein the camera location information, the camera pose information, or a combination thereof is represented according to a global coordinate system. The approach involves causing, at least in part, an association of the camera location information, the camera pose information, or a combination thereof with the one or more images as meta-data information..
10/09/14
20140300771
Imaging processing apparatus, camera system, image processing method, and program
A camera system, image processing method and computer program stored on a computer readable medium for image processing. Long and short accumulation images with longer and shorter exposure times are respectively obtained from one field.
10/09/14
20140300770
Camera, lens unit, and image-pickup system
A camera communication unit is configured to change a voltage applied to a communication terminal used for a communication with the lens unit. The camera communication unit is configured to communicate with the lens unit using one of a first communication mode and a second communication mode, the first communication mode setting the voltage applied to the communication terminal to a first range and enabling the communication with the lens unit using a communication method of a first communication speed, and the second communication mode setting the voltage applied to the communication terminal to a second range that is located on a lower voltage side than the first range and enabling the communication with the lens unit using a communication method of a second communication speed higher than the first communication speed..
10/09/14
20140300768
Interchangeable lens camera, camera body, lens unit, and busy signal control method
An aspect of the present invention provides an interchangeable lens camera having a camera body and a lens unit that is freely attachable and detachable to the camera body. In the interchangeable lens camera, a communications unit in the camera body sends via communications terminals (mt_mosi and mt_miso) an intr_busy control instruction that instructs whether to make notification with a busy signal (intr_busy signal) for any operation out of a plurality of types of operations that can be executed, and the lens unit or camera body communications unit sets the busy signal (intr_busy) to an on state (low level) only during the period of operation of the type indicated by the intr_busy control instruction..
10/09/14
20140300766
Information processing terminal, information processing method, and program
The present technology relates to an information processing terminal, an information processing method, and a program capable of naturally suppressing camera shake with a target object being arranged at a certain position on an image. An information processing terminal of an aspect of the present technology includes an imaging unit that takes an image; a display unit that displays the taken image; a measuring unit that measures a motion occurring in the terminal itself; and a display control unit that displays an indicator composed of a plurality of components arranged in a nested structure on the image and varies a position and a size of each component in accordance with the motion.
10/09/14
20140300765
Image pickup apparatus, image pickup method, and computer program product
Provided is an image pickup apparatus that includes: an image pickup unit configured to generate picked-up image data by an image pickup process; a camera shake detection unit configured to detect an angular velocity generated by camera shake when shooting; an electronic image stabilization unit configured to perform an image stabilization process by moving a position of a cropping area in the picked-up image data, based on the angular velocity detected by the camera shake detection unit; and an area changing unit configured to change a size of the cropping area with respect to the picked-up image data, based on the angular velocity detected by the camera shake detection unit.. .
10/09/14
20140300764
Method of easily configuring a network camera
A method of setting up a network camera to communicate with a network includes connecting a cable to both the network camera and a computing device, the computing device being in communication with the network. The method also includes transmitting network configuration data from the computing device to the network camera via the cable, and adjusting network settings of the network camera according to the received network configuration data..
10/09/14
20140300761
Image output device
Digital camera in cooperation with electronic paper calendar of known size comprises monitor smaller than electronic paper calendar and controller to have the monitor display partial picture around a desired point with scale of enlargement to attain size corresponding to that of electronic paper calendar on the basis of calendar size, ratio of picture area to entire calendar and size of digital image data. Digital camera separately stores calendar data, picture data, and event data for flexible combination thereof.
10/09/14
20140300759
Automatic location-based camera frame rate settings
Systems and methods for adjusting the frame rate or other settings of a video camera device operably connected to a computing device are discussed. Embodiments disclosed herein include features such as detecting a camera activation event, acquiring location information about the location of the computing device, determining an ac power frequency associated with the device location or with a power source used by the device, determining ambient lighting conditions near or around the device, identifying a camera frame rate meant to reduce or avoid flicker that would otherwise be caused by a mismatch between ac frequency and camera frame rate, and setting the frame rate of the camera to the identified rate.
10/09/14
20140300758
Video processing systems and methods
A smart camera system is disclosed. The camera can work with cloud data storage systems and compute cloud.
10/09/14
20140300756
Luminance measurement method, luminance measurement device, and image quality adjustment technique using the method and device
Provided is a luminance measurement method for accurately measuring luminance of each pixel even if pixel images of a display panel overlap each other on an imaging surface of a camera. A central exposure factor indicating luminance of the central part of the pixel image is calculated on the basis of an output of a picture element corresponding to the central part.
10/09/14
20140300754
Systems and methods for calibration of a 360 degree camera system
Systems and methods for calibrating a 360 degree camera system include imaging reference strips, analyzing the imaged data to correct for pitch, roll, and yaw of cameras of the 360 degree camera system, and analyzing the image data to correct for zoom and shifting of the cameras. Each of the reference strips may include a bullseye component and a dots component to aid in the analyzing and correcting..
10/09/14
20140300753
Imaging pipeline for spectro-colorimeters
A spectro-colorimeter system for imaging pipeline is provided, the system including a camera system; a spectrometer system; and a controller coupling the camera system and the spectrometer system. In some embodiments the camera system is configured to provide a color image with the first portion of the incident light.
10/09/14
20140300748
Field ir imager
A handheld-sized infrared thermal imaging device (i.e. Ir camera) having a focal plane array (fpa) or other type of infrared sensor array, internal memory for storing saved thermal images, a mini-usb or other communications port, battery power supply, and minimal user interface options such as on/off, ir image capture, and potentially a very basic display.
10/09/14
20140300747
System and method for controlling a projector via a passive control strip
A projector includes an infrared generator, an infrared camera, an infrared control module, and a controller. The infrared generator provides an infrared curtain on a screen that the projector projects an image.
10/09/14
20140300746
Image analysis method, camera apparatus, control apparatus, control method and storage medium
A control apparatus detects a state of an object independently of results of analysis of images captured by a plurality of cameras and controls analysis of the images captured by the plurality of cameras concurrently capturing the object whose state has been detected, according to the state of the object.. .
10/09/14
20140300745
Method of measuring a property of a trajectory of a ball with a mobile computer device
Methods for determining a property of a trajectory of a ball with a mobile computer device are described, which include: (a) capturing a sequence of video frames of the ball with a camera of the mobile computer device; (b) determining a first picture coordinate of the ball in a first video frame of the sequence; (c) determining a second picture coordinate of the ball in a second video frame of the sequence; and (d) computing a property of the trajectory of the ball based on a difference of the first and second picture coordinates, a time difference between the first and second video picture and a reference quantity, which may be determined based on a form and/or dimension of the ball in a picture taken with the camera.. .
10/09/14
20140300743
Vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus and vehicle surroundings monitoring method
A vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus includes a processing device. The processing device outputs a surrounding image as viewed from an eyepoint behind a host vehicle, including a current location of the host vehicle, to a display device mounted on the host vehicle on the basis of an image captured by a camera located a predetermined distance behind the current location of the host vehicle while the host vehicle is travelling forward or the host vehicle is stopped..
10/09/14
20140300742
Camera module for vehicle
A camera module is provided, the camera module including a camera module body (110) for installing an image sensor therein, a cover member (120) coupled to an upper side of the camera module body (110), and a fixing unit (130) integrally formed with the cover member (120) to fix the cover member and the camera module body to the vehicle.. .
10/09/14
20140300740
Vehicle-mounted camera adapter in vehicle-mounted monitoring system
A vehicle-mounted camera adapter in a vehicle-mounted monitoring system includes a vehicle-mounted camera including a top-down view forming unit configured to form a top-down image obtained by looking down from above. The adapter includes a detection unit configured to detect a predetermined event indicative of a behavior of a vehicle body to determine whether or not a sequence of backing has proceeded to a final stage.
10/09/14
20140300739
Vehicle security with accident notification and embedded driver analytics
The present invention relates to a vehicle telematics device with one or more cameras embedded in the same package for evidentiary surround audio-video recording, automatic accident detection and emergency help request notification, facial processing for drowsiness and distraction accident avoidance, and embedded multiple profiles of driver analytics, and mobile internet connectivity for contacting emergency services directly and without the delay of a call center and for mobile hot spot for in-vehicle infotainment. Each profile of driver analytics has many selectable advanced driver analysis parameters and multiple profiles can be active for a given driver.
10/09/14
20140300738
Camera system for a vehicle
A camera system for a vehicle, which is to be arranged inside the vehicle behind a windshield of the vehicle, includes a housing, a first camera module that detects or images an area ahead of the vehicle and a second camera module that detects or images at least an area of the windshield.. .
10/09/14
20140300737
Asvvms = autonomous space vehicle video monitoring system
The asvvms, an autonomous space vehicle video monitoring system, an electrically and mechanically powered camera system for video and audio monitoring the health and wellbeing of satellites and space vehicles. Asvvms allows for autonomous monitoring and implementing corrective actions, providing telemetry and communications to keep the health and wellbeing of satellites and space vehicles it's mounted too.
10/09/14
20140300736
Multi-sensor camera recalibration
One or more techniques and/or systems are providing for facilitating recalibration of a multi-sensor camera. That is, a multi-sensor camera may comprise a nadir sensor and one or more oblique sensors.
10/09/14
20140300734
Method for estimating the amount of an unconsumed part of a consumable
A method of estimating an amount of an unconsumed part of a recording material wrapped on a core of a roll is implemented as an application program for an electronic device having a camera. A storage device stores reference data about the roll and the recording material in an unconsumed state.
10/09/14
20140300733
Mobile device ball speed tracking
A process for determining the speed of a moving sport ball using a mobile device having a camera, the process comprising: providing instructions to a user on how to position the mobile device relative to a sport court of a known layout and in relation to which the sport ball is expected to move; providing feedback to the user about the position of the mobile device; determining the position of the mobile device relative to the sport court; video shooting of the moving sport ball using the camera of the mobile device; analyzing the video of the moving sport ball and extracting from the video the data necessary for computing the speed of the moving sport ball; computing the speed of the moving sport ball; and, displaying the computed speed on the screen of the mobile device.. .
10/09/14
20140300732
Motion estimation utilizing range detection-enhanced visual odometry
A motion determination system is disclosed. The system may receive a first and a second camera image from a camera, the first camera image received earlier than the second camera image.
10/09/14
20140300727
Method and device for inspecting the volume and the composition of at least one sample
The present invention relates to a method and a device for inspecting a volume and/or a composition of at least one, especially fluid sample. The method comprises the steps of making available at least one pipette, in which an interface is formed between the sample and a fluid which is adjacent to the sample, said interface being optically perceptible outside the pipette as an interface line between the sample and at least one fluid that extends essentially horizontally; of arranging at least one marking of a camera in an image field of the camera such that the marking and at least a first section of the at least one pipette are shown in a recorded image, the at least one pipette being arranged between a light source and the camera such that at least one spectrum of light beams of the light source is recorded by the camera, which light beams have penetrated the sample; of evaluating whether the marking in the recorded image matches the position of the at least one interface line in the at least first section; of comparing the at least one recorded spectrum with at least one reference spectrum; and of determining whether the composition of the at least one sample according to the at least one recorded spectrum corresponds to that of the at least one reference spectrum..
10/09/14
20140300726
System and method for obtaining images with offset utilized for enhanced edge resolution
A method in a machine vision inspection system for obtaining two images of a workpiece with a desired sub-pixel offset between the images. The images are acquired using a fast multiple image acquisition mode of operation of a camera in the machine vision inspection system.
10/09/14
20140300718
Camera for acquiring optical properties and spatial structure properties
A camera device for acquiring optical properties in a plurality of different wavelength ranges and spatial structure properties of an object includes a beam splitter for splitting light coming from an object into the plurality of different wavelength ranges; a first image sensor for generating a first sensor signal related to a first predetermined wavelength range; a first signal processing device for generating a first intensity image signal and a distance image signal using information about the temporal modulation of illumination light (m) and the first sensor signal; at least one second image sensor for generating a second intensity image signal for a second predetermined wavelength range; and a second signal processing device for generating a color image signal from the first intensity image signal and the second intensity image signal.. .
10/09/14
20140300715
Image magnifying apparatus
Disclosed herein is an image magnifying apparatus which automatically brings a target into focus using a diopter lens depending on whether the target is at a short distance or at a long distance. The orientation of a camera and short- or long-distance focusing of a camera lens can be automatically controlled to provide a clear image to a user, whereby even a user with low vision, a blind user, an aged user, a hand tremor user, etc.
10/09/14
20140300713
Stereoscopic three dimensional projection and display
A hardware and software independent method and system of providing three-dimensional stereoscopic presentations of simulations which lack 3d stereoscopic graphics is provided wherein advanced graphics features such as view modulation, user tracking, geometry warping, edge blending and interweaved views, are each provided in stereoscopic 3d, allowing for raster-based and projector-based screen projection including multiple tile presentations. Further provided are hardware and software independent motion inputs for simulator seats based on the motion effects produced in simulator applications lacking motion output for simulator seats via translation of simulator camera data into motion input..
10/09/14
20140300707
Method for directing a camera system on agricultural machinery
An agricultural harvesting machine, equipped with a movable unloading apparatus to transport crop material to a container driven in the vicinity, so that the container, seen from the harvester, has a near upper border and a remote upper border, and wherein a 3d camera is provided on the harvester for capturing images in which at least the near border can be seen, to direct the unloading apparatus based on these images. The camera is rotatable mounted around a substantially horizontal axis.
10/09/14
20140300704
Automatic rectification of stereo imaging cameras
An electronic device can have two or more pairs of cameras capable of performing three-dimensional imaging. In order to provide accurate disparity information, these cameras should be sufficiently rectified.
10/09/14
20140300703
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
An apparatus and a method are provided, which can output stereo images that can be displayed as 3d even in any one of the case where a twin-lens camera captures images with the camera held horizontally or the case where the twin-lens camera captures images with the camera held vertically. The image processing apparatus includes an image input unit configured to receive, as input images, a left-eye image and a right-eye image which are captured from different view points, and an image-capturing angle determination unit configured to output a control signal according to an angle of a camera during image-capturing of the input images, wherein in a case where the control signal indicates a horizontally-captured image obtained by image-capturing process with a twin-lens camera held horizontally, the left-eye image and the right-eye image which are the input images are output, and in a case where the control signal indicates a vertically-captured image obtained by image-capturing process with the twin-lens camera held vertically, any one of the left-eye image and the right-eye image is input into a stereo image generation processing unit, and a left-eye image and a right-eye image are output, which are generated by causing the stereo image generation processing unit to execute 2d-3d conversion processing based on a single image..
10/09/14
20140300699
Method and system of discretizing three-dimensional space and objects for two-dimensional representation of space and objects
In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes obtaining a digital image of an object. A coordinate-space position of a digital camera is defined in relation to the digital object for the digital image.
10/09/14
20140300693
Image generation apparatus and image generation method
A region-of-interest setting portion sets, during image pickup, a region of interest in an image picked up using a camera built in portable equipment. A component image generation unit generates a component image in which, with the image picked up using the camera built in the portable equipment, posture information of the portable equipment and the region-of-interest information set by the region-of-interest setting portion are associated.
10/09/14
20140300692
Controller in a camera for creating a registered video image
Methods and apparatus to create and display panoramic images on a mobile device are disclosed. Such a mobile device can be a mobile phone.
10/09/14
20140300691
Imaging system
An imaging system is an imaging system for shooting a plurality of images to generate a panoramic image. The imaging system includes a plurality of cameras.
10/09/14
20140300690
Peripheral viewing system for a vehicle
A peripheral viewing system for a vehicle includes a pair of digital cameras, each positioned on the exterior of the vehicle proximately positioned where a side view mirror would typically be mounted. An additional digital camera is mounted on the vehicle roof immediately adjacent the top edge of the rear window.
10/09/14
20140300689
Motorized camera with automated image capture
A motorized camera captures images of an object detected within one or more of its detection areas. The motorized camera moves or repositions its movable imaging device to target various locations, and captures one or more images including the object and before, during, or as the imaging device is moved.
10/09/14
20140300686
Systems and methods for tracking camera orientation and mapping frames onto a panoramic canvas
A visual tracking and mapping system builds panoramic images in a handheld device equipped with optical sensor, orientation sensors, and visual display. The system includes an image acquirer for obtaining image data from the optical sensor of the device, an orientation detector for interpreting the data captured by the orientation sensors of the device, an orientation tracker for tracking the orientation of the device, and a display arranged to display image data generated by said tracker to a user..
10/09/14
20140300684
Method for recognizing gestures and gesture detector
The present invention relates to a method for recognizing gestures within a two-dimensional video stream (3) for use in conference situations and the like, comprising the step of performing a skin-recognition within a screen (4) of the video stream (3) for recognizing skin parts (13), identifying at least one body part (19, 20) within the recognized skin parts (13), monitoring a state of at least one predefined screen area (23) in respect to the at least one body part (19, 20), and providing a control signal indicating a detected gesture upon detection of a change of state. The present invention further relates to a gesture detector (5) adapted to perform the above method, a presentation system (1) comprising the above gesture detector (5) and a video camera device (24) comprising a video camera (2) and the above gesture detector (5)..
10/09/14
20140300646
Generating dolly zoom effect using light field image data
According to various embodiments, a dolly zoom effect is generated using light field image data. The dolly zoom effect simulates an in-camera technique wherein a camera moves toward or away from the subject in such a way that the subject is kept at the same size throughout the effect.
10/09/14
20140300645
Method and apparatus for controlling a virtual camera
A method of controlling the movement of a virtual camera whose image plane provides a cut-out from a captured image of a scene is disclosed. The method comprises: defining a set of first pixel positions forming the boundary of the cut-out of the captured image; defining a set of second pixel positions for the boundary of the captured image; calculating a virtual camera rotation matrix to be applied to the first pixel positions, the virtual camera rotation matrix representative of the difference in at least one of the yaw and pitch of the image plane of the virtual camera and the image plane of the captured image of the scene, wherein the virtual camera rotation matrix is limited such that when one of the set of first pixel positions is transformed using the virtual camera rotation matrix, the transformed first pixel position is located within the boundary of the captured image..
10/09/14
20140300644
Method and apparatus for generating an image cut-out
Defining a set of pixel positions for the cut out of the captured image; generating a virtual camera rotation matrix to be applied to the defined set of pixel positions, the virtual camera rotation matrix expressing a combination of at least one of the yaw, pitch and roll of the virtual camera; applying the virtual camera rotation matrix to the defined set of pixel positions to determine a corresponding transformed pixel position for each of the defined pixel positions, the transformed pixel positions defining a shape and position of a portion of the captured image of the scene; mapping each of the transformed pixel positions in the set of transformed pixel positions to an associated pixel in the portion of the image of the scene; and establishing a value for each one of pixels of the image cut out in the defined pixel positions corresponding to the transformed pixel positions using the value of the corresponding associated pixel in the portion of the image of the scene which has been determined.. .
10/09/14
20140300637
Method and apparatus for determining camera location information and/or camera pose information according to a global coordinate system
An approach is provided for processing and/or facilitating a processing of one or more images to determine camera location information, camera pose information, or a combination thereof associated with at least one camera capturing the one or more images, wherein the camera location information, the camera pose information, or a combination thereof is represented according to a global coordinate system. The approach involves causing, at least in part, an association of the camera location information, the camera pose information, or a combination thereof with the one or more images as meta-data information..
10/09/14
20140300634
Apparatus and method for implementing augmented reality by using transparent display
An apparatus and a method for implementing augmented reality by using a transparent display are provided. The method includes calculating a point-of-view of a user based on a face image captured by a front camera, detecting an image of an area depending on an angle of view identical to a viewing angle of the user based on the calculated point-of-view of the user, implementing the augmented reality by using the detected image, and outputting the implemented augmented reality to the transparent display..
10/09/14
20140300632
Augmented reality apparatus
An embodiment of the invention relates to an apparatus and related methods for providing a person with an augmented reality, the apparatus comprising: a projector that projects light that generates an augmenting visual image (avi); optics that directs to a camera a portion of the projected light and a portion of light arriving from a scene so that a combined image comprising an image of the scene and the avi are generated in a photosensor in the camera; and a controller that processes the combined image to compare positions of homologous features in the image of the scene with positions of corresponding location markers in the avi, and renders an adjusted avi based on the comparison, so that the location markers and the corresponding homologous features are substantially coincident in the combined image.. .
10/09/14
20140300620
Adjustment device and method for adjusting chrominance and luminance of display device
An adjustment device including a camera is connected to a display device. An image of a predetermined image displayed on the display device, and an image of a standard color image are captured by the camera.
10/09/14
20140300600
Method for detecting 3d geometric boundaries in images of scenes subject to varying lighting
Three-dimensional (3d) geometric boundaries are detected in images of a scene that undergoes varying lighting conditions caused by light sources in different positions, from a set of input images of the scene illuminated by at least two different lighting conditions. The images are aligned, e.g., acquired by a stationary camera, so that pixels at the same location in all of the input images correspond to the same point in the scene.
10/09/14
20140300599
Method for factorizing images of a scene into basis images
A set of nonnegative lighting basis images representing a scene illuminated by a set of stationary light sources is recovered from a set of input images of the scene that were acquired by a stationary camera. Each image is illuminated by a combination of the light sources, and at least two images in the set are illuminated by different combinations.
10/09/14
20140300542
Portable device and method for providing non-contact interface
A method for controlling operations of a portable device through a touch-free user input in the portable device having a projector module is provided. To this end, once the projector module is driven, an application execution screen is projected through the projector module, and if a proximity event is detected, a camera module is activated to acquire an image from which a user gesture is recognized.
10/09/14
20140300540
Gesture-based device
The use of gestures on a user device to interact with and obtain functionality from remote communication hub devices is disclosed. A user device includes an accelerometer or other motion detection device and a wireless communications capability.
10/09/14
20140300539
Gesture recognition using depth images
Methods, apparatuses, and articles associated with gesture recognition using depth images are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, an apparatus may include a face detection engine configured to determine whether a face is present in one or more gray images of respective image frames generated by a depth camera, and a hand tracking engine configured to track a hand in one or more depth images generated by the depth camera.
10/09/14
20140300538
Method for gaze tracking
A method for gaze tracking achieves high performances at the same time requiring both limited processor engagement and reduced power, so as to be particularly but not exclusively fit for mobile uses is described. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a digital video stream of a face through a camera, wherein eyes or pupils are identified in corresponding boxes in the spatial domain, the size thereof being function of the face position and orientation relative to said camera, the content of the boxes being the input for the further calculations; transferring the content of the boxes to the frequency domain; applying to the boxes transferred to the frequency domain one or more sparse zones, covering together a fraction of the boxed area transferred to the frequency domain, and a filtering kernel, at least partially overlapping the sparse zones; performing a multiplication between the frequency data within each sparse zone and the kernel, combining the results in a single value for each sparse zone; and repeating the above steps obtaining for each frame said single value, fluctuation of the single value being representative of gaze direction changes along time..
10/09/14
20140300536
Stereoscopic image display device and eye-tracking method thereof
Discussed are a stereoscopic image display device to implement high-speed eye-tracking techniques and an eye-tracking method. The stereoscopic image display in one embodiment includes an image panel to alternately display left-eye and right-eye images, a switchable panel disposed at the front or rear side of the image panel to separate the left-eye and the right-eye images from each other to correspond to the left and right eyes of a viewer, a camera mounted to the image panel to capture an image of the viewer, and a computer system to detect position information of the viewer from the image input and calculate midpoint information between the detected position information by interpolation using the detected position information to update position information of the viewer at a faster drive frequency than a drive frequency of the camera, and to control driving of the switchable panel in response to the updated position information..
10/09/14
20140300535
Method and electronic device for improving performance of non-contact type recognition function
A method for improving the performance of recognition by increasing the rate of recognition include executing a specific application, acquiring a user image from a camera while the specific application is executed, collecting a candidate group of non-contact type recognition patterns for an execution screen of the specific application by recognizing at least one of a user's face, eye and hand from the user image, determining an effective value from the collected candidate group of non-contact type recognition patterns, and updating a predefined default value by applying the determined effective value to the predefined default value. An electronic device for improving the performance of recognition and other embodiments also are disclosed..
10/09/14
20140300322
Wire arrangement for usb charger devices
The current invention for wire arrangement for usb charger related products which offer a very simple wire arrangement for people for the usb-charger wires for different models of the smart phone, ipad, iphone, camera or any other electric or digital data device while people to use, storage, carry, travel without meet the a mess wire situation again. The add-on wire arrange-means are separated piece to add on the said usb charger related products.
10/09/14
20140300265
Refrigerator
A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include a main body having a first storage compartment and a second storage compartment, a first door rotatably coupled to the main body to open and close the first storage compartment, a second door slidably coupled to the main body to open and close the second storage compartment, a receptacle received in the second storage compartment and coupled to the second door to move together with the second door, and a camera installed at the main body to take a picture of an interior of the receptacle.


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