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Image steered microphone array

Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Image steered microphone array

Method of measuring shutter time lag, display device for measuring shutter time lag, shutter time lag measurement…

Seiko Epson

Method of measuring shutter time lag, display device for measuring shutter time lag, shutter time lag measurement…

Method of measuring shutter time lag, display device for measuring shutter time lag, shutter time lag measurement…

Hisense Mobile Communications Technology

Method of starting camera in user equipment, user equipment and storage medium


Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
08/20/15
20150237737 
 Surface treated copper foil and laminate using the same, printed wiring board, and copper clad laminate patent thumbnailSurface treated copper foil and laminate using the same, printed wiring board, and copper clad laminate
A surface treated copper foil which is well bonded to a resin and achieves excellent visibility when observed through the resin, and a laminate using the same are provided. The surface treated copper foil to be laminated on a polyimide having the following Δb (pi) of 50 or more and 65 or less before being laminated to the copper foil so as to form a copper clad laminate comprising a surface having a color difference Δe*ab of 50 or more based on jis z 8730 through the polyimide and a difference between the top average bt and the bottom average bb in a brightness curve extending from an edge of the copper foil to a portion without the copper foil Δb (Δb=bt−bb) of 40 or more, wherein the brightness curve is obtained from an observation spot versus brightness graph of measurement results of the brightness of the photographed image of the copper foil through the polyimide laminated from the surface treated surface side with a ccd camera for the respective observation spots along the perpendicular direction of the extending direction of the observed copper foil..
Jx Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation


08/20/15
20150237455 
 Image steered microphone array patent thumbnailImage steered microphone array
A system includes a microphone array having a plurality of microphones. The system further includes a camera configured to capture stream video and a processing device configured to steer the microphone array based at least in part on the video acquired by the camera.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


08/20/15
20150237343 
 Method of measuring shutter time lag, display device for measuring shutter time lag, shutter time lag measurement apparatus,  manufacturing camera,  measuring display delay of camera, and display delay measurement apparatus patent thumbnailMethod of measuring shutter time lag, display device for measuring shutter time lag, shutter time lag measurement apparatus, manufacturing camera, measuring display delay of camera, and display delay measurement apparatus
A method of measuring a shutter time lag of a camera includes: a first step of switching a display pattern of a display unit including i (i is a natural number greater than 2) display elements to a different display pattern at every time tp, and in the first step, the number of j (j is a natural number, and 1<j<i) display elements to be brought into a first display state among i display elements is switched at every time tp; a second step of capturing an image of the display unit in response to a shutter operation of the camera performed in synchronization with the switching operation; and a third step of deducing a shutter time lag taken from the shutter operation to the imaging of the display unit from the image captured by the camera.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/20/15
20150237342 
 Method of starting camera in user equipment, user equipment and storage medium patent thumbnailMethod of starting camera in user equipment, user equipment and storage medium
A method of starting a camera, a user equipment and a storage medium are provided. A memory in the user equipment is additionally utilized to store calibrated otp data therein so that the calibrated otp data stored in the memory can be written directly into a register of an optical sensor of the camera each time the user equipment accesses the camera to thereby avoid otp data calibration each time the user equipment accesses the camera, and shorten a period of time for the user equipment to access the camera and a period of time for the camera to start while avoiding an overly amount of calibration calculations, lowering a load on a kernel of the user equipment and improving the experience of a user..
Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237330 
 Camera alignment method using correspondence between multi-images patent thumbnailCamera alignment method using correspondence between multi-images
Provided is a method of aligning a camera using correspondence information between multi-images. The camera alignment method using correspondences between multi-images includes defining a correspondence relation between images photographed in the multi-camera system, estimating an initial position of the camera using the correspondence relation between the images and a structure from motion (sfm) algorithm, redefining a changed correspondence relation between the images as a result of the estimation of the initial position of the camera using a bundle edge to generate an optimal edge, and correcting the position of the camera based on the optimal edge..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


08/20/15
20150237329 
 Systems and methods for estimating depth using ad hoc stereo array cameras patent thumbnailSystems and methods for estimating depth using ad hoc stereo array cameras
Systems and methods for stereo imaging with camera arrays in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating depth information for an object using two or more array cameras that each include a plurality of imagers includes obtaining a first set of image data captured from a first set of viewpoints, identifying an object in the first set of image data, determining a first depth measurement, determining whether the first depth measurement is above a threshold, and when the depth is above the threshold: obtaining a second set of image data of the same scene from a second set of viewpoints located known distances from one viewpoint in the first set of viewpoints, identifying the object in the second set of image data, and determining a second depth measurement using the first set of image data and the second set of image data..
Pelican Imaging Corporation


08/20/15
20150237315 
 Solid-state imaging apparatus and camera patent thumbnailSolid-state imaging apparatus and camera
A solid-state imaging apparatus, including a plurality of pixels, and an a/d conversion unit configured to convert a pixel signal of an analog signal into a digital signal, wherein the a/d conversion unit comprises a comparator, a sampling unit, a counter, and an output unit configured to output the digital signal based on a count result of the counter and a sampling result of the sampling unit, and the sampling unit comprises first and second latch units configured to latch an output from the comparator in response to first and second clock signals, respectively, and a third latch unit configured to latch an output from the first latch unit in response to an output of the second latch unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150237312 
 Remote video surveillance apparatus and system patent thumbnailRemote video surveillance apparatus and system
A remote video surveillance apparatus is provided, including a main housing comprising a main box and a main lid, a camera housing comprising a camera box and a camera lid, a support post having a top end and a bottom end, at least one external power device, at least one battery, at least one camera, at least one data transmission device, a power over ethernet switch, a charge controller; wherein the main box is affixed to the support post at said bottom end, wherein the camera box is affixed to the support post at the top end, wherein the support post restricts movement of an edge of the main lid, wherein the at least one battery, the power over ethernet switch, and the charge controller are positioned within the main box, and wherein the at least one external power device and the at least one battery are electrically connected to said charge controller.. .

08/20/15
20150237310 
 Security system and method thereof patent thumbnailSecurity system and method thereof
The security system comprises a monitoring sensor, a video camera, a cloud server and a wireless transceiver module coupling with the video camera through a dido terminal port. The monitoring sensor senses a triggering event to generate a status signal to transfer to the video camera through the wireless transceiver module.
Metalligence Technology Corporation


08/20/15
20150237309 
 Optical measurement of a component having structural features present at opposite sides patent thumbnailOptical measurement of a component having structural features present at opposite sides
A method for mounting an electronic component (180) onto a component carrier (179) is described. The method comprises (a) optically capturing a first image from a first side of the component (180), at which first side a first structural feature (185) of the component (180) is discernible, by means of a first camera (120), (b) optically capturing a second image from a second side of the component (180), at which second side a second structural feature (186) of the component (180) is discernible, by means of a second camera (160), wherein the first side and the second side are situated opposite one another and wherein the second structural feature (186) is configured to be connected at a predetermined position on the component carrier (175), (c) orienting the electronic component (180) such that a center of the first structural feature (185) is aligned with a desired position relative to the component carrier (175), wherein the second structural feature (186) can be correspondingly offset from the predetermined position, and (d) mounting the electronic component (180) onto the component carrier (175), wherein the center of the first structural feature (185) is aligned relative to the component carrier (175), wherein the second structural feature (186) is offset from the predetermined position.
Asm Assembly Systems Gmbh & Co. Kg


08/20/15
20150237297 

Television camera


A first video signal having a first frame rate optionally settable is generated by an image pickup device, and the first video signal is memorized in a memory and outputted from the memory. A write control device controls the write of the first video signal with respect to the memory, and a read control device controls the read of the video signal with respect to the memory.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237289 

Imaging device and camera system with photosensitive conversion element


An imaging device including a pixel array section functioning as a light receiving section which includes photoelectric conversion devices and in which a plurality of pixels, which output electric signals when photons are incident, are disposed in an array; a sensing circuit section in which a plurality of sensing circuits, which receive the electric signals from the pixels and perform binary determination regarding whether or not there is an incidence of photons on the pixels in a predetermined period, are arrayed; and a determination result integration circuit section having a function of integrating a plurality of determination results of the sensing circuits for the respective pixels or for each pixel group, wherein the determination result integration circuit section derives the amount of photon incidence on the light receiving section by performing photon counting for integrating the plurality of determination results in the plurality of pixels.. .
Sony Corporation


08/20/15
20150237287 

Solid-state imaging apparatus and camera system


According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel array, a first vertical signal line, a second vertical signal line, and a control unit. Each of cells includes a plurality of pixels.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


08/20/15
20150237271 

Solid-state image capturing apparatus and camera


A solid-state image capturing apparatus, comprising a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions disposed in a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type, a first portion of the first conductivity type disposed in the first semiconductor region and configured to supply a first potential to the first semiconductor region, and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type configured to receive a second potential, wherein the first portion is disposed between first and second photoelectric conversion portions neighboring each other, and the second semiconductor region is disposed between the first portion and each of the first and second photoelectric conversion portions.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150237269 

Methods and systems for adjusting sensor viewpoint to a virtual viewpoint


Example methods and systems for adjusting sensor viewpoint to a virtual viewpoint are provided. An example method may involve receiving data from a first camera; receiving data from a second camera; transforming, from the first viewpoint to a virtual viewpoint within the device, frames in a first plurality of frames based on an offset from the first camera to the virtual viewpoint; determining, in a second plurality of frames, one or more features and a movement, relative to the second viewpoint, of the one or more features; and transforming, from the second viewpoint to the virtual viewpoint, the movement of the one or more features based on an offset from the second camera to the virtual viewpoint; adjusting the transformed frames of the virtual viewpoint by an amount that is proportional to the transformed movement; and providing for display the adjusted and transformed frames of the first plurality of frames..
Google Inc.


08/20/15
20150237268 

Multiple camera imaging


Technology is described for combining content from a front camera and a rear camera of a mobile computing device. The method can include receiving an instruction via a graphical user interface to capture a plurality of content objects in response to a single instruction.
Reflective Practices, Llc


08/20/15
20150237264 

System and multiple-frame based super resolution interpolation for digital cameras


A digital camera system for super resolution image processing constructed to receive a plurality of input frames and output at least one digitally zoomed frame is provided. The digital camera system includes a motion registration module configured to generate motion information associated with the plurality of input frames, an interpolation module configured to generate a plurality of interpolated input frames based at least in part on the plurality of input frames and the motion information, a weights calculation module configured to calculate one or more weights associated with the plurality of input frames based on at least the motion information, and a weighted merging module configured to merge the plurality interpolated input frames consistent with the one or more weights to generate the at least one digitally zoomed frame..
Qualcomm Technologies


08/20/15
20150237263 

Method and self camera shooting


An apparatus capable of taking a self-portrait picture includes a screen, a camera, and a controller configured to cause the screen to display a live preview image received from the camera, after the live preview image is displayed, detect a first user gesture for triggering a display of an indicator on the screen, cause the screen to display the indicator at a changeable position where the first user gesture is detected, wherein the indicator indicates that a gesture detection mode is entered to recognize a second user gesture different from the first user gesture, while the indicator is displayed on the screen, detect the second user gesture in the indicator, and after detecting the second user gesture, cause the camera to automatically take a self-portrait picture.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237258 

Method and apparatus to correct digital image blur by combining multiple images


Signal processing techniques are applied to digital image data to remove the distortion caused by motion of the camera, or the movement of the subject being photographed, or defective optics, or optical distortion from other sources. When the image is captured, the effect of relative motion between the camera and the subject is that it transforms the true image into a blurred image according to a 2-dimensional transfer function.

08/20/15
20150237257 

Apparatus and correcting image


An apparatus for correcting an image may include a first correction unit measuring movement of a camera module and a position of a lens in the camera module and adjusting the position of the lens in the camera module in accordance with the movement, and a second correction unit calculating error vectors using the measured movement value of the camera module and the position value of the lens and correcting an image from the camera module using the error vectors.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237252 

Portable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing


A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera.
Contour, Llc


08/20/15
20150237245 

Low profile camera module with image compensation


A low-cost resin lens is disclosed for use in miniature cameras. The resin lens features a low profile that is particularly well-suited to consumer products such as smart phones.
Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237242 

Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system


A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising: a first lens unit having positive optical power; a second lens unit having negative optical power; a third lens unit having positive optical power; a fourth lens unit having negative optical power, a fifth lens unit having negative optical power; and a sixth lens unit having positive optical power, wherein the condition: 3.5<. .
f6/f2


08/20/15
20150237240 

Suspension for camera module and camera module having the same


A suspension for a camera module and a camera module having the suspension are disclosed. A suspension for a camera module is installed between an optical unit and housing having the optical unit received therein in such a way that the suspension is extended in a direction of optical axis, and the suspension supports the optical unit in such a way that the optical unit is floated from a bottom face of the housing.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237239 

Arrow with electronic device


An arrow includes an arrowhead, a shaft, a nock, and an internal cavity. The internal cavity includes a camera..

08/20/15
20150237238 

Modular camera system


What is described herein is a system which includes an arm where the arm includes a cutout which is a same shape as at least some part of a video camera and which is configured to hold the video camera. The system further includes a base which is configured to be placed on a surface.
Google Inc.


08/20/15
20150237233 

Printed matter identifying device and printed matter identifying system


A printed matter identifying device that identifies a printed matter printed by a predetermined printing apparatus and having on its surface at least two or more areas that are different in surface property to each other includes: an image reading unit that controls an external light source and camera so that reflected images displayed by the light source respectively on the areas of the surface of the printed matter are captured by the camera to acquire respective image information of the reflected images; an image processing unit that performs image-processing of the image information of the reflected images acquired by the image reading unit; and an image determination unit that uses a differential value between the image information of the reflected images obtained by the image-processing by the image processing unit, to determine whether or not the printed matter is a printed matter printed by the predetermined printing apparatus.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/20/15
20150237227 

System, image forming apparatus, and network camera apparatus


A system includes an image forming apparatus and a network camera apparatus that communicates with the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect a user of the image forming apparatus and a transmission unit that, in a case where the detection unit detects the user, transmits an imaging request to the network camera apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150237192 

Smart phone having emergency call button


The present invention relates to a smart phone having an emergency call button, including an emergency button (110) which is engraved on a rear surface of the smart phone so as not to protrude from the rear surface and has a touch detection unit (111) provided on the rear surface of the smart phone to detect a touch signal according to manipulation of a user, and a decompression detection unit (112) provided on a lower portion of the touch detection unit (111) to detect a decompression signal according to the manipulation of the user; and an emergency call transmission unit (120) which, when the touch signal and the decompression signal are received from the emergency button (110), transmits preset emergency rescue request information to a guardian terminal (10) and an agency server (20) and records a voice coming from the scene of an accident in real time and transmits the live recording information to a mobile communication company server (30). According to the present invention as described above, when an emergency situation occurs, a smart phone user touches and decompresses a single emergency button provided on the rear surface of a smart phone instead of decompressing a plurality of buttons so as to transmit emergency information to a preset guardian terminal and agency server, thereby promoting the touching and decompressing of the emergency button while preventing the user from panicking in the emergency situation, the emergency button is engraved on the rear surface of the smart phone so as to insert the emergency button into the inside of a case, thereby minimizing friction or interference according to normal use of the smart phone, and the emergency information is transmitted to the preset guardian terminal and agency server as soon as the user decompresses a button-type camera provided on the rear surface of the smart phone, thereby transmitting the emergency situation without the need for an additional button..

08/20/15
20150237181 

Glove with user-interactable electronic components


A glove configured to be operational as or part of one or more of a phone and a camera. The glove is connectable to a mobile communication device; has a little finger receptacle with a microphone, an index finger receptacle with a camera and a thumb receptacle with a speaker; and is wearable on both a left hand and a right hand separately..

08/20/15
20150237033 

Creating awareness of accesses to privacy-sensitive devices


Techniques for providing intuitive feedback to a user regarding which applications have access to a data stream captured by a privacy-sensitive device, such as a camera, a microphone, a location sensor, an accelerometer or the like. These techniques apprise the user of when an application is receiving potentially privacy-sensitive data and the identity of the application receiving the data.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/20/15
20150236743 

Privacy and protection case for mobile devices


The new invention provides a system for privacy protection from unauthorized and unintentional camera and microphone access for a host user device. The system includes at least one user-enabled privacy means, said system comprising at least one sound generator, such as a white noise maker, associated with at least one speaker, said sound generator being configured to selectively operate in one of two states: a first state enabling sound generation and a second state disabling sound generation; a notifier for the active operational state; and user-controlled front and rear camera masking means..

08/20/15
20150236564 

Camera, control cam drive mechanism and control cam drive mechanism


A control apparatus for a cam drive mechanism comprising a motor, a driven member having a cam follower, a rotatable cam which is rotated by the motor, and a cam surface on the cam, the cam surface including a pressing area which is inclined so as to press the cam follower against a load when the cam is rotated by the motor and a recessed area which is inclined in a direction opposite to the inclination direction of said pressing area. A controller rotates the cam by the motor in a single direction, and changes a rotational speed of the motor between when the cam is positioned at a first rotational position at which the recessed area and the cam follower face each other, and when the cam is positioned at a second rotational position at which the pressing area and the cam follower face each other..
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.


08/20/15
20150235551 

Surveillance system with motion detection and suppression of alarms in non-alarm areas


The present invention relates to a method for a surveillance system, comprising the steps of receiving an image from a surveillance camera capturing a sequence of images of a predetermined area, detecting motion within the predetermined area, generating an alarm if motion is detected, determining the type of alarm, setting a non-alarm area within the image if the type of alarm is determined to be on a list of predefined alarm types, and suppressing, for a predefined time period, detection of motion in the non-alarm area. The invention also relates to a corresponding surveillance system and a computer program product..
Mindmancer Ab


08/20/15
20150235535 

System and detecting thefts inside shops


Method for detecting thefts inside shops using at least one thermocamera comprising at least one data processing unit receiving at least one thermal image, comprising providing a controlled area of at least part of an image defined by a perimeter comprising at least one exit length and at least one payment interface length; electronically checking the exceeding value of predetermined minimum temperature of at least one pixel of said image; electronically associating said pixel with an object to be checked; plotting the path of said object by associating at the point in which said object exits from said exit length and/or calculating the crossing time of the object as time passed from said associating step to the moment in which said object exits from said exit length; and sending or activating an alarm signal as the path or the crossing time of said object meets a predetermined criterion.. .

08/20/15
20150235484 

Imaging system and method


An imaging system includes a camera and a controller. The camera is configured to be disposed on a first vehicle system or at a wayside location along a route to generate image data within a field of view of the camera.
General Electric Company


08/20/15
20150235432 

Augmented reality computing with inertial sensors


Example embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for receiving measurements from one or more inertial sensors (i.e. Accelerometer and angular rate gyros) attached to a device with a camera or other environment capture capability.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/20/15
20150235378 

Apparatus and estimating camera pose


An apparatus for estimating a camera pose includes an image acquisition unit to acquire a photographed image, a motion sensor to acquire motion information of the apparatus for estimating the camera pose, a static area detector to detect a static area of the photographed image based on the photographed image and the motion information, and a pose estimator to estimate a camera pose based on the detected static area.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150235371 

Systems and methods for generating depth maps using light focused on an image sensor by a lens element array


A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels.
Pelican Imaging Corporation


08/20/15
20150235368 

Displacement detection apparatus, substrate processing apparatus, displacement detection method and substrate processing method


For detection of displacement of the nozzle which moves in the direction toward and away from the camera, the imaging direction of the camera is an oblique direction which intersects the plane of movement of the nozzle. In the image obtained by imaging, displacement of the nozzle is reflected as up-down movement.
Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150235335 

Methods and systems for detecting frame tears


Methods and systems for detecting frame tears are described. As one example, a mobile device may include at least one camera, a sensor, a co-processor, and an application processor.
Google Inc.


08/20/15
20150235298 

Foot and footwear analysis configuration


One embodiment is directed to system for analyzing the feet of a subject, wherein the subject may position and orient his feet in a capture configuration relative to a 3-dimensional camera, and the 3-dimensional camera may be utilized to capture a plurality of images about the subject's feet from a plurality of perspectives. A point cloud may be created based upon the captured images, and extraction procedures may be conducted to create individual, or discrete, point clouds for each of the feet from the overall superset point cloud created using the 3-dimensional imaging device.
Willow Garage, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235277 

Provision of advertising in social media content in a user compensation based model


System and method for providing auction-based advertising with content, such as pictures or video, transmitted via social media. A user takes a picture with a camera of his mobile communication device.

08/20/15
20150235099 

Odometry feature matching


Methods and systems for determining features of interest for following within various frames of data received from multiple sensors of a device are disclosed. An example method may include receiving data from a plurality of sensors of a device.
Google Inc.


08/20/15
20150235095 

Turnoff recognition apparatus


An apparatus for determining the presence or absence of a turnoff in a roadway. In the apparatus, a white-line candidate extractor applies image processing to an image of surroundings of a subject vehicle acquired by a vehicle-mounted camera to extract white-line candidates in the roadway.
Denso Corporation


08/20/15
20150235094 

Vehicle imaging system and method


An imaging system and method generate image data within a field of view that includes a cab of the vehicle and a portion of a route being traveled on and/or wayside devices disposed along the route. The cab includes a space where an operator of the vehicle is located.
General Electric Company


08/20/15
20150235086 

Image monitoring system and image monitoring program


An image monitoring system includes a recorder that records an image captured by a camera via a network. The system is controlled to display the present image captured by the camera or a past image recorded on the recorder.
Sony Corporation


08/20/15
20150235076 

Method for shooting video of playing field and filtering tracking information from the video of playing field


Method and system for tracking objects based on video data, wherein each of a number of objects to be tracked on a playing field has been provided with at least one reflective marking configured to reflect invisible light of predefined wavelength, the method including: shooting video of the playing field utilizing one or multiple cameras sensitive to the invisible light of predefined wavelength, when moving marked objects are on the playing field, which is further illuminated during video shooting with one or multiple lamps transmitting the invisible light so as to capture images incorporating images of the reflective markings, supplying digital video image data to image processing equipment, and filtering tracking information from the digital video image data of a game situation on the playing field, wherein marked objects are searched, recognized and tracked and their movements analyzed based on recognizing the corresponding markings from the image data.. .
Aiscreen Oy


08/20/15
20150234565 

Electronic device and controlling the same


An electronic device and a method of controlling the same are provided. When the electronic device captures a predetermined number of images through a camera in a predetermined location, the captured images are grouped into a group and a title for the group is recommended.
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150234515 

Determination of an input position on a touchscreen


A method is provided for determining an input position on a touch-sensitive display by a user. The method includes the following steps: detecting the position of the eyes of the user, in particular with the aid of a camera; detecting the position of a contact with the touch-sensitive display; and determining the input position based on the detected position of the eyes relative to at least a portion of the touch-sensitive display, in particular in relation to a graphical element shown on the display, and the detected position of the contact..
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


08/20/15
20150234508 

Display system for displaying augmented reality image and control the same


The display system displays, at a first position on the transparent flexible display unit, a first augmented reality object corresponding to a first real object forming a first angle relative to the camera unit, and displays, at a second position on the transparent flexible display unit, a second augmented reality object corresponding to a second real object forming a second angle relative to the camera unit, wherein, upon detecting bending of the transparent flexible display unit, the processor displays the first augmented reality object at a third position spaced a first distance apart from the first position, and displays the second augmented reality object at a fourth position spaced a second distance apart from the second position, wherein, when the first angle is greater than the second angle, the first distance is set to be greater than the second distance.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150234198 

Adapter and camera system


A camera system includes an interchangeable lens including an image-pickup optical system, a camera body including an image sensor, and an adapter attached between the interchangeable lens and the camera body. The adapter includes a lens side mount to which the interchangeable lens is detachably attached, a camera side mount detachably attached to the camera body, and a tilt-shift unit configured to provide at least one of a tilt operation and a shift operation.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150234151 

Capturing and processing of images including occlusions focused on an image sensor by a lens stack array


Systems and methods for implementing array cameras configured to perform super-resolution processing to generate higher resolution super-resolved images using a plurality of captured images and lens stack arrays that can be utilized in array cameras are disclosed. An imaging device in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes at least one imager array, and each imager in the array comprises a plurality of light sensing elements and a lens stack including at least one lens surface, where the lens stack is configured to form an image on the light sensing elements, control circuitry configured to capture images formed on the light sensing elements of each of the imagers, and a super-resolution processing module configured to generate at least one higher resolution super-resolved image using a plurality of the captured images..
Pelican Imaging Corporation


08/20/15
20150234149 

Zoom lens optical system


A zoom lens includes an optical path extending between object and image ends, two or more zoom lens groups, an intermediate real image plane in optical path, and all zoom lens groups on an image side or an object side of intermediate real image plane. Zoom lens may include at least one optical path fold in optical path.

08/20/15
20150234147 

Lens barrel and camera system


A lens barrel includes a lens, a rotatable operation member, a rotation amount detector configured to detect a rotation amount of the operation member, an operation detector configured to detect a rotational operation of the operation member, the operation detector having a mechanism that is different from a mechanism of the rotation amount detector, and a controller configured to perform drive control of the lens depending on rotation of the operation member, and the controller is capable of operating the lens barrel in a first mode in which the rotation amount detector is used and a second mode in which the operation detector is used, and power consumption required in the second mode is less than power consumption required in the first mode.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150234102 

Dynamically focusable multispectral light field imaging


A flexible, multispectral, light field imaging system comprising holographically-formed polymer dispersed liquid crystal (h-pdlc) stacks in a plenoptic camera architecture may capture multispectral light field data from a scene. Through manipulation of this multispectral light field data, digitally refocused spectral images may be created at different, selectable focal depths, with a single exposure..
Drexel University


08/20/15
20150234038 

Device and measuring distance values and distance images


A distance camera includes at least one photo element, a trigger generator activating the photo element during a temporal integration gate, a light source illuminating an object with light pulses having a predetermined temporal intensity profile with a duration tp, and an intensity sensor determining the intensity ip of the light pulses arriving on the photo element. The integration gate has a predetermined delay to the light pulse emission start point in order to capture the light pulses back reflected from the object.
Odos Imaging Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234006 

Instrument for automated testing of displays


A test apparatus includes a display sled having a mount for holding a display under test (“dut”). The display sled is supported by a frame and moves between a test position and a load position.
Google Inc.


08/20/15
20150233787 

Air gap crawler installation device


A device for installing a modular crawler into an air gap of rotating electrical machinery and removing the crawler from the air gap has a reconfigurable handle attached to a curved head made from metallic material. The crawler is magnetically attached to the curved head when it is desired to insert the crawler into the air gap or remove the crawler from the air gap.
Abb Technology Ag


08/20/15
20150233707 

Method and apparatus of measuring the shape of an object


A method for determining the shape of an object comprising the steps of: illuminating the object by projecting a structured light pattern generated by a plurality of projector pixels onto the object; forming an image from a plurality of camera pixels of the object; determining the intensity distribution of the image, on a pixel by pixel basis; identifying on a pixel by pixel basis a projector pixel corresponding to a camera pixel; adjusting the intensity of the structured light pattern on a pixel by pixel basis in dependence on the intensity distribution of the image to produce an intensity adjusted structured light pattern; using the intensity-adjusted structured light pattern to determine the shape of the object.. .
Phase Vision Ltd


08/20/15
20150233700 

Swept source interferometric imaging systems and methods


Embodiments herein include swept-source interferometric imaging systems employing arbitrary sweep patterns in which a swept-source is swept over a continuous spectral range where the variation of wavelength over time is noncontinuous. Embodiments include sweep patterns that result in reduction of signals from moving scatterers and where the sweep is synchronized with the dead time of the camera..
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.


08/20/15
20150232300 

Elevator operator interface


An elevator activation system provides virtual activation of one or more buttons by passengers. An optical sensor or time-of-flight camera is positioned near buttons of the elevator and projects an optical curtain over buttons of the elevator.
Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation


08/20/15
20150232031 

Vehicle image processing apparatus and vehicle image processing method


A vehicle image processing apparatus includes a group of cameras, a drawing unit that converts a captured image into an image viewed along a line of sight running from a predetermined position in a predetermined direction, a viewing-line-of-sight changing unit that detects whether a first line of sight is switched to a second line of sight, and a viewing-line-of-sight generation/updating unit that acquires parameters concerning the first and second lines of sight after detecting the switching and generates a parameter which is gradually changed from the parameter of the first line of sight to the parameter of the second line of sight. Moreover, the drawing unit generates, on the basis of the gradually changed parameter, an image which is gradually changed from an image viewed along the first line of sight to an image viewed along the second line of sight..
Fujitsu Limited


08/20/15
20150232030 

Vehicle vision system with display


A vision system of a vehicle includes a camera, a display unit and a controller. The camera is disposed at a vehicle and has a field of view exterior of the vehicle.
Magna Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150232028 

Exterior mirror blind spot warning display and video camera


A blind spot detection system having a sensor system in a vehicle for detecting the presence of other vehicles in blind spot areas behind and to the side of the vehicle. The sensor system provides a signal to a visual alert display device and an audible alarm to warn a driver of the vehicle in one or more of the blind spot areas.
Magnadyne Corporation


08/20/15
20150232017 

Axial direction control device and program thereof


An axial direction control device obtains information regarding a road gradient in front of a road on which a motor vehicle drives. The axial direction control device adjusts an optical axis of headlamps and an image acquiring axis of an in-vehicle camera to an optimum direction on the basis of the acquired information before the motor vehicle has reached a road gradient change point.
Denso Corporation


08/20/15
20150231877 

Inspection system for inspecting the quality of printed sheets


There is described an inspection system (10) for inspecting the quality of printed sheets which are transported by a sheet conveyor system comprising at least one sheet gripper system (3a, 3b) including a plurality of spaced-apart gripper bars (32) for holding the printed sheets by a leading edge thereof. The inspection system (10) comprises an optical quality control apparatus for carrying out inspection of a first side of the printed sheets while the printed sheets are being transported by the sheet gripper system (3b).
Kba-notasys Sa


08/20/15
20150231524 

Automation and motion control system


An automation and motion control system for theatrical objects, such as theatrical props, cameras, stunt persons, lighting, scenery, drapery or other similar types of devices or items, is provided to coordinate the movement of the objects on a large scale and/or to control the operation of the objects.. .
Tait Towers Manufacturing, Llc


08/20/15
20150230768 

Camera-based visual adjustment of a movable x-ray imaging system


The present invention relates to the adjustment of movable x-ray imaging systems. In order to provide a facilitated alignment and positioning for a movable x-ray imaging system with reduced hardware requirements and allowing an intuitive operation, a movable x-ray imaging system (10) for aligning an object of interest and an x-ray imaging arrangement in relation to each other is provided.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/20/15
20150230712 

System, method and application for skin health visualization and quantification


The present invention is a system, method and application for skin health visualization and quantification. The present invention is operable to process an image or video showing skin of a subject to determine characteristics of the skin through a quantitative measuring of parameters.

08/20/15
20150230699 

Delivery tool and devices in the pericardial space


The present disclosure is a device and method associated with the delivery of medical devices in the pericardial space using a minimally invasive approach with direct visualization. More specifically, the device can be used to deliver permanent pacing, defibrillation and cardiac resynchronization leads, as well as leadless pacemakers for cardiac rhythm management to the epicardial surface of the heart.
Children's National Medical Center


08/20/15
20150230698 

Compact fluorescence endoscopy video system


A fluorescence endoscopy video system includes a multimode light source for producing white light, fluorescence excitation light, or fluorescence excitation light with a reference reflectance light. An endoscope directs light to illuminate a tissue sample and collects reflected light or fluorescence light produced by the tissue.
Novadaq Technologies Inc.


08/20/15
20150230690 

Ultrasound and detachable instrument for procedures


The present disclosure relates generally to equipment and procedures in the field of surgery and/or diagnostics and, more particularly, to instruments, assemblies and methods for undertaking surgical and/or diagnostic procedures that involve and/or are in proximity to the brain (e.g., cranial procedures and/or surgery). The disclosed assemblies generally include a handle member and an elongated probe that includes an ultrasound transducer.
Hitachi Aloka Medical, Inc.


08/20/15
20150230612 

Sport seating system and method


A transformable sporting chair system which can be transformed from a working seat for use in the outdoors, to a transportable configuration for carrying the chair to or from an outdoor location. The chair features a frame which can be nearly entirely disassembled and reassembled into the working or transport configuration.

08/20/15
20150230595 

Replaceable head and image capturing toothbrush


A dual purpose toothbrush that allows a user to clean his or her teeth and that also serves the purpose of preserving the record of the user's mouth via stored digital images. The dual purpose toothbrush that has a replaceable cartridge of rotating bristles and a camera system on the head of the toothbrush, a camera board that operates the basic functions of the camera and the rotating bristles of the toothbrush while temporarily storing images taken by the camera, a plurality of inputs that allow a user to operate the toothbrush, a wiring system that connects the components of the toothbrush, a rechargeable battery, and a port for charging and downloading images to a peripheral device..

08/20/15
20150230570 

Long wallet capable of carrying smart phone while exposing camera


The present invention relates to a long wallet capable of keeping paper money without folding the paper money, and more particularly, to a long wallet which is capable of keeping various types and sizes of smart phones and exposing a camera of a smart phone without forming a through-hole thereon such that the easiness in use and convenience in carrying are improved. To this end, a receiving part for keeping paper money or a card is provided to one side surface of a foldable long wallet and an adhesive surface having a predetermined area is provided to an opposite side surface of the long wallet.

08/20/15
20150230442 

Osprei raft


The osprey raft is the float on an angler's fishing tackle that has been engineered with electronics: remote communication, a propeller system, and guidance control. It is battery operated and conveys an array of equipment; optional camera for underwater viewing, optional net, optional spare gun, hook(s) and line(s).

08/13/15
20150229912 

Vcsel array for a depth camera


Various embodiments relating to a time-of-flight (tof) depth camera including a vertical-cavity surface emitting laser (vcsel) array device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tof depth camera includes a heat sink having a mounting surface, an illumination module mounted to the mounting surface, and an image sensor mounted to the mounting surface.
Microsoft Corporation


08/13/15
20150229911 

One binocular depth perception based on active structured light


The present invention provides a method of binocular depth perception based on active structured light, adopting a coded pattern projector to project a coded pattern for structured light coding of the projective space or target object (characteristic calibration), then obtaining the coded pattern by means of two cameras on the same baseline and respectively located symmetrically on both sides of the coded pattern projector, after preprocessing and projection shadow detection, estimating the block matching movement in two modes based on the image blocks (binocular block matching and automatic matching) to obtain the offset of the optimal matching block, finally working out the depth value according to the formula for depth calculation and compensating the depth of the projection shadows to generate high-resolution and high-precision depth information.. .

08/13/15
20150229910 

Method and stereoscopic imaging


A device is disclosed that utilizes color or polarization to generate two separate images of the same object taken from the two perspectives that correspond to the left and right eyes of an observer. The two separate images are captured through a single camera objective (e.g., a single shutter camera), resulting in a single image with 3d information encoded in the color or polarization.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


08/13/15
20150229907 

Articulated arm coordinate measurement machine having a 2d camera and obtaining 3d representations


A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine includes a noncontact 3d measuring device that has a projector that is manually movable by an operator from a first position to a second position. The projector is configured to emit a first pattern of light onto an object.
Faro Technologies, Inc.


08/13/15
20150229906 

Self tracking system and its operation method


It is described an autonomous system for tracking an individual, comprising: wheeled vehicle; 3d depth camera, distance and/or touch sensors; at least two motors, each to drive one or more wheels respectively from both sides, left and right, of the mentioned vehicle; data processing module, comprising a decision unit configured to: if the 3d depth camera detects that the distance between the system and the individual to follow is inferior to a predetermined limit, decrease the speed of the two motors; if the 3d depth camera detects that the person to be followed exceeds a predetermined limit on the left or right of a horizontal predefined point, increase the engine speed on the right, slowing the speed of the left engine, or vice versa.. .
Follow Inspiration Unipessoal, Lda


08/13/15
20150229898 

Systems and methods for digital photography


A system, method and computer program product for generating an image set for a photographic scene. The method comprises sampling evaluation images comprising an ambient evaluation image and a strobe evaluation image, enumerating exposure requirements for each image comprising the image set, selecting exposure coordinates for each image comprising the image set based on a corresponding exposure requirement and a corresponding evaluation image, generating camera subsystem exposure parameters for each image comprising the image set based on corresponding selected exposure coordinates, storing camera subsystem exposure parameters for each image comprising the image set, sampling each image comprising the image set based on corresponding camera subsystem exposure parameters, and storing each sampled image comprising the image set.

08/13/15
20150229888 

Electronic device, information providing system, control method, and control program


According to one of aspects, an electronic device includes: a camera; a controller configured to determine whether a measured value of a healthcare device is included in an image captured by the camera; and a communication unit configured to transmit information related to the measured value to an information providing device when the measured value is included in the image.. .
Kyocera Corporation


08/13/15
20150229886 

Apparatus for sharing multimedia data in realtime wireless manner for the purpose of extending vision


The present disclosure relates to apparatus for sharing network multimedia data in realtime wireless manner for the purpose of extending vision. The apparatus for sharing network multimedia data in realtime wireless manner for the purpose of extending vision in accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of first camera modules which take the image of outside condition around the first vehicle; a first display module that displays one or more of images among multiple own images taken by the multiple first camera module; and a first communication module that is connected on a mobile ad hoc network and transmits the own image to multiple second communication modules connected on the same mobile ad hoc network, wherein the first communication module receives first outside images from the multiple second communication modules and the first display module further displays the outside images..
Mtov Inc.


08/13/15
20150229884 

Systems and methods concerning integrated video surveillance of remote assets


A distributed control system and associated methods of operating distributed control systems includes an asset management system including an asset monitor, event system and alarm system. The management system is operable to communicate with one or more remote stations disposed proximate to one or more assets.
Abb Technology Ag


08/13/15
20150229874 

Clothing accessory


A clothing accessory has at least one element of clothing accessory wearable by a user, and a recording camera associated with the element of clothing accessory and carrying out a recording process while being associated with the element of clothing accessory, said recording camera including a touch sensor for tapping to perform photo or video recording, and said recording camera operating wirelessly with remote controlling devices for wireless data transfer, controlling and previewing recordings.. .

08/13/15
20150229863 

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.
Sony Corporation


08/13/15
20150229860 

Device comprising a set of electromagnetic radiation sensitive detectors and arrangement of a set of such devices


An image sensor, in particular, for endoscopic applications or miniaturized surveillance cameras. The sensor includes a matrix of image points arranged to provide an image of an explored area of which the shape substantially corresponds to the geometry of the matrix.
Awaiba Holding S.a.


08/13/15
20150229855 

Abstract camera pipeline for uniform cross-device control of image capture and processing


A system for acquiring digital images for a device having an integrated camera includes an application program interface (api). The api is adapted to receive preprocessing and other instructions from a discrete application operating on the device.
Google Inc.


08/13/15
20150229853 

A/d converter, a/d conversion method, solid-state imaging element and camera system


A solid-state imaging device having an analog-digital converter, and an analog-digital conversion method are described herein. An example of a solid-state imaging device comprises a bit inconsistency prevention section configured to prevent bit inconsistency between output of a low-level bit latch section and a high-level bit counting section..
Sony Corporation


08/13/15
20150229852 

Pixel structure using a tapered core waveguide, image sensors and camera using same


A pixel structure having a cladding and tapered core waveguide, the core dimensioned to refract em radiation through the cladding at differing depth dependent on the wavelength of the radiation, and a plurality of transducers disposed to convert the band of radiation they receive into electrical signals. In some embodiments the transducers are disposed within lateral waveguides, and in some embodiments below the tapered core waveguide.

08/13/15
20150229850 

Mobile terminal and control method thereof


A mobile terminal including a display unit; at least one camera; and a controller configured to perform first and second continuous shooting operations using the at least one camera for capturing a plurality of first images in the first continuous shooting operation and capturing a plurality of second images in the second continuous shooting operation, generate a combined image by combining a first image cluster generated from the plurality of first images and a second image cluster generated from the plurality of second images, and distinctively display the first and the second image clusters on the display unit.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/13/15
20150229849 

Photographing an electronic device and the electronic device thereof


A photographing method of an electronic device and the electronic device thereof are provided. The method includes activating a first camera module and a second camera module, displaying an image captured by the activated first camera module on a screen, and capturing an image of the first camera module displayed on the screen based on information of an image captured by the second camera module photographing.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229846 

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


08/13/15
20150229844 

Electronic device


Provided is an electronic device with high portability, a highly browsable electronic device, or an electronic device having a novel light source that can be used in shooting photographs and video. The electronic device includes a camera and a flexible display portion.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229843 

Camera module having anti-shake mechanism


In a camera module for portable electronic equipment, a board holder includes a holder body extending transversely with an optical axis direction, and two support devices extending in the optical axis direction. A main circuit board (first circuit board) of a wiring board device with a flexible wiring board is supported on a rear surface of the holder body.
Fujifilm Corporation


08/13/15
20150229841 

Target tracking intelligent tracking high speed dome camera


Disclosed is a target tracking method for an intelligent tracking high speed dome, comprising: in the process of target tracking, when the position coordinates of a newly selected target in the acquired tracking image are received, matching the position coordinates of the newly selected target in the tracking image, using the target corresponding to the position coordinates of the newly selected target in the tracking image as a current target, and extracting the characteristics of the current target; tracking the current target according to the characteristics thereof, and updating in real time the position coordinates of the current target in the tracking image; converting the updated position coordinates of the current target into speed dome identifiable horizontal rotation value p, vertical rotation value t and magnification factor value z; adjusting in real time the magnification factor of the speed dome according to the value z, and controlling in real time the rotation of the speed dome according to the value p and the value z. When a plurality of the targets appear in a specific scene, the present invention can lock a concerned target and track the target selectively, thus solving the previous problem of tracking an unconcerned target; furthermore, the method of the present invention can reselect and track a target by locking the target manually, thus solving the problem of losing the target..
Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229838 

Photo composition and position guidance in a camera or augmented reality system


A method, computer readable medium and an apparatus are presented for providing composition and position guidance for a camera. One method includes detecting an image received on a capturing device.
Google Inc.


08/13/15
20150229837 

Mobile terminal and method thereof


A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication; a camera; a touchscreen; a memory; and a controller configured to receive a first user gesture indicating a readiness for capturing an image through the camera, receive a second user gesture after receiving the first user gesture for indicating the camera to capture the image, and capture the image after a predetermined time period from receiving the second user gesture.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/13/15
20150229836 

Image pickup device and image pickup method


An image pickup device includes: a camera; a display that displays an image captured by the camera; and a touch panel that overlaps the display. While the display is displaying the image, when a predetermined single operation is detected on the touch panel, a brightness of the display is changed from a first brightness to a second brightness brighter than the first brightness.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


08/13/15
20150229835 

Image processing system, image processing method, and program


Provided are an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program capable of improving the user-friendliness upon implementing the operation input for controlling the imaging device. Provided are an image acquisition unit for receiving an image captured by a video camera, a display control unit for displaying the image on a display device, an input control unit for receiving an operation input for changing at least one of an image-capture direction and magnification of the video camera, and a camera control unit for changing at least one of the image-capture direction and magnification of the video camera according to the operation input.
Nec Corporation


08/13/15
20150229829 

Exchangeable lens and camera body


An exchangeable lens includes: a mount unit at which a camera body is detachably engaged; a plurality of drive target members, conditions of which change as a drive force is applied thereto; an initialization unit that executes initialization processing for each of the plurality of drive target members; an initialization status transmission unit that transmits initialization statuses, each indicating a status of the initialization processing executed for one of the drive target members, to the camera body via a first transmission path over predetermined first cycles; and a drive condition transmission unit that transmits a drive condition of at least one drive target member among the plurality of drive target members to the camera body via a second transmission path different from the first transmission path over predetermined second cycles different from the predetermined first cycles.. .
Nikon Corporation


08/13/15
20150229827 

Mobile receiver unit, operating the mobile receiver unit and computer program


The invention relates to a mobile receiver unit (1) for controlling an actuator (2) for setting a pan and/or tilt angle α, β of a camera (3), said unit having a display device 4 to display an image captured by the camera (3), a control device (5) to define control commands for the actuator (2) and a transmitter unit (6) to transmit the control commands to the actuator (2), wherein the control device (5) has a gyroscopic sensor (7) to detect a relative change in angle of the mobile receiver unit (1) around at least one axis a, b, wherein a control command for a relative angle change of the pan angle α and/or the tilt angle β of the camera (3) is determined by the relative angle change, and/or the control device (5) has a compass sensor (8) to detect an absolute angle position of the mobile receiver unit (1) around at least one axis a, b, wherein a control command for an absolute angle setting of the pan angle α of the camera is determined by the absolute angle position.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


08/13/15
20150229826 

Image shooting system


An image shooting system capable of generating high-quality and high-definition images is provided through a camera even when a user of the camera has no knowledge on the camera's settings or photo-shooting techniques, or when the performance of the camera itself is low. There is provided an image shooting system having an image shooting apparatus and a server connected to the image shooting apparatus through the internet, wherein the image shooting apparatus comprises: a unit for recording image shooting condition parameters as meta-information in a file of an image taken; a communication interface for connecting to the image shooting apparatus to the server, sending the image file to the server, receiving from the server and storing, optimal image shooting condition parameters for optimizing an image quality of the image file; and a unit for reading the optimal image shooting condition parameters received from the server and setting them as an image shooting condition for the image shooting apparatus based on user selections, wherein the server comprises: a unit for obtaining a image file from the image shooting apparatus; a unit for reading settings described in meta-information and determining a model of the apparatus; and an optimal image shooting condition parameter calculation unit for analyzing the image quality of the image file based on a predetermined algorithm as well as calculating, based on the determined model, the optimal image shooting condition parameters for the model to take the image..
Freebit Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229825 

Remote controlled studio camera system


A system for remotely controlling a camera is disclosed. The system includes five major subsystems; a first subsystem collocated with the camera; a second subsystem which serves as a gateway between the camera and the third subsystem; a third subsystem to remotely monitor the studio and control the camera; a fourth subsystem located at the destination of the video stream; and a fifth subsystem to receive and re-transmit a video control stream.
Videolink Llc


08/13/15
20150229820 

Electronic device and controlling flash


A method for controlling a flash of an electronic device by detecting an illumination intensity and a color temperature of a current environment from a rgb sensor. When the illumination intensity is lower than a first predetermined value, a pre-flash of the flash is turned on.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.


08/13/15
20150229817 

Focal plane shutter for cameras and digital camera provided with the same


A focal plane shutter includes: a first blade-driving unit that makes switches between normally open and normally closed methods; a second blade-driving first unit engaging with and locked by a locking unit in a cocking operation of the cocking unit so as to keep a second blade covering the exposure opening, and making the second blade move away from the exposure opening when the second blade-driving first unit is released from the engagement with the locking unit just before the cocking unit reaches to its cocking position; and a second blade-driving second unit rotated by the cocking operation of the cocking unit in a direction bringing the second blade-driving second unit to its cocking state, and rotating the second blade-driving first unit in a direction in which the second blade-driving first unit is made to perform its exposure operation, so as to make the second blade cover the exposure opening.. .
Nidec Copal Corporation


08/13/15
20150229813 

Miniature high definition camera system


A miniature high definition camera system which converts parallel data to serial data at the camera and then back to parallel data at a remote digital video recorder to avoid signal attenuation issues known to occur with parallel data transmitted across data cables in excess of about 3 centimeters.. .

08/13/15
20150229812 

Clothing accessory


A clothing accessory has at least one element of clothing accessory wearable by a user, and a recording camera associated with the element of clothing accessory and carrying out a recording process while being associated with the element of clothing accessory.. .

08/13/15
20150229802 

Electronic device, control method, and control program


According to one of aspects, an electronic device includes: a camera; a storage configured to store therein a plurality of pieces of data of images photographed by the camera; and a controller. The controller is configured to receive specification of a group to be associated with a piece of data of an image to be stored in the storage before the image is photographed by the camera..
Kyocera Corporation


08/13/15
20150229799 

Reading device


A reader device includes a mounting surface on which a passport with a page to be read is placed, a light source for illuminating the page to be read, and a camera for picking up an image of the page to be read. The light source is arranged outside a front area of the page to be read.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229792 

Document camera


A camera of the invention includes a transmitting unit which transmits code information and/or a control instruction for an information processing device to the information processing device, and the information processing device performs a corresponding process on the basis of code information transmitted from the transmitting means and/or a control instruction to display a predetermined video image on a display device. In a state in which a video image of an object is displayed, when the object is only touched with an optical reading device, a photograph or a moving image corresponding to the touched portion can be instantaneously displayed.

08/13/15
20150229790 

Server apparatus, controlling server apparatus, and storage medium


A server apparatus configured to receive a job from an information processing apparatus and generate print data to be printed by a printing apparatus searches for, in response to reception of the job, a camera configured to image a printing apparatus identified by the job. The server apparatus receives an image of the printing apparatus captured by the camera, and distributes the received image to an information processing apparatus identified by the job..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/13/15
20150229785 

Data storing and trend display image monitoring apparatus using image processing board


An image monitoring apparatus comprises a camera, an image processing board, a control system, and a display apparatus. The image processing board comprises a dsp compressing a first signal received from the camera into image data, a first memory storing the image data, an mcu pre-processing a second signal received from an external device through an i/o port into pre-processed data, a cpu processing the pre-processed data into a first database or a third signal received from the control system through a communication port into a second database, and a second memory storing the first database or the second database.
H.c.tech Co. Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229774 

Ip emergency call station with mass notification voice alerting


An emergency call station provides emergency communication services for a user to contact an emergency responder. The call station includes an integrated ip video camera, an integrated security console, and at least one processor configured to provide network supervision status monitoring and notification, status message escalations, logging voice and video, text-to-speech conversion, multilevel forwarding, remote management of endpoints, pre-recorded messages, informacast® compatibility; and mass emergency notification to multiple responders..
Valcom, Inc.


08/13/15
20150229759 

Communication device and method capable of automatic response to incoming call


A method for a communication device to automatic respond to an incoming call is provided. The method includes: configuring a destination and a message template; detecting whether there is an obstruction in front of the communication device and a picture taken by a rear camera is in an even color when an incoming call is received; turning off a ringtone of the incoming call if there is an obstruction and the picture is in an even color; detecting a current position and position variation by a gps unit; calculating an average speed based on the position variation; and hanging up the incoming call, calculating a time required to reach the destination, filling out the message template with the time required to form a predefined message, and then transmitting the predefined message to the caller of the incoming call if the average speed equals to or exceed a predefined value..
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.


08/13/15
20150229746 

Handheld electronic device case with front cover camera opening


Some embodiments of the present invention include a case for an electronic device having a camera lens on a back surface of the device, the case having a front cover configured to cover a display screen of the electronic device when the electronic device is not in use, wherein the front cover does not block a camera lens on the back surface of the device when the front cover is open and positioned against the back surface of the device. To prevent the front cover from blocking the camera lens, embodiments of the front cover may have an orifice, a flap, or a cut-out portion..

08/13/15
20150229264 

Celestial body digital tracking system


A control system and method for controlling a tracking device based on the position of a celestial object, such as the sun, the moon, or any heavenly body. The control system includes a tracking device configured to follow movement of the celestial object based on astronomical data for the celestial object, motor for moving the tracking device, and a computer for controlling the motor.
The University Of Scranton




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