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Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
08/18/16
20160241999 
 Cross-platform automated perimeter access control system and method adopting selective adapter patent thumbnailCross-platform automated perimeter access control system and method adopting selective adapter
Integrated cross-platform perimeter access control system with a rfid-to-bluetooth selective adapter configured with a rfid lock, a wireless communication conversion unit configured for operating under a first wireless communication platform and a second wireless communication platform, and a smartphone is disclosed. Rfid-to-bluetooth selective adapter is installed above sensor area of rfid lock to facilitate rfid lock to interrogate the rfid-to-bluetooth selective adapter.
Polaris Tech Global Limited


08/18/16
20160241856 
 Camera compressing video data patent thumbnailCamera compressing video data
Provided is a camera. The camera further includes a motion area detection sensor that is configured to receive reflected wave signals by emitting radio frequency electromagnetic wave beam to each of divided areas set in a target capture region, determine whether motion has occurred in each of the divided areas depending on changes of reflection speed of each of the received reflected wave signals, generate motion information data based on the determination result, and input the motion information data into the controller.
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241847 
 Image processing apparatus and method using tracking of gaze of user patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus and method using tracking of gaze of user
An apparatus and method for outputting view images by tracking a gaze of a user are provided. The image processing apparatus estimates movement of a gaze of a user using a camera, and determines an output order of view images according to the gaze movement..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241842 
 Digital stereo photographic system patent thumbnailDigital stereo photographic system
The invention provides a system for three-dimensional (3d) (stereo) still and movie photography in a digital format including capturing the image or photo, viewing, printing, and projecting. The system allows downloading images to a computer, editing, enhancing or modifying, saving locally or to other storage medium, and the printing of stills.

08/18/16
20160241840 
 Light-field camera patent thumbnailLight-field camera
A light-field camera includes a main lens configured to form an image of an object, a lens configured to form, on a curved surface, additional images based on the image of the object, and an image sensor configured to function as a curved image sensor and thereby sense the additional images, at least one of the lens and the image sensor including a flat element.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241839 
 System for traffic behaviour surveillance patent thumbnailSystem for traffic behaviour surveillance
The present subject matter relates to monitoring traffic behavior between vehicles using a device connected to a processing unit, said device comprising first and second cameras, said cameras being adapted to capture first and second images, respectively, said device being adapted to be directed at a road such that the first and second cameras monitor the same predetermined road section, said device thereby monitors said section, wherein the processing unit continuously performs the steps of capturing a first and second image over time; processing said images to produce a height image therefrom by the processing unit; analyzing said height image to determine a value of a variable being indicative of the location of said first vehicle relative to the location of said second vehicle on said section; comparing the value of the variable with a predetermined condition; and indicating that the value of the variable fulfills the condition. The present subject matter relates to monitoring traffic behavior between vehicles using a device connected to a processing unit, said device comprising first and second cameras, said cameras being adapted to capture first and second images, respectively, said device being adapted to be directed at a road such that the first and second cameras monitor the same predetermined road section, said device thereby monitors said section, wherein the processing unit continuously performs the steps of capturing a first and second image over time; processing said images to produce a height image therefrom by the processing unit; analyzing said height image to determine a value of a variable being indicative of the location of said first vehicle relative to the location of said second vehicle on said section; comparing the value of the variable with a predetermined condition; and indicating that the value of the variable fulfills the condition..
Kapsch Trafficcom Ab


08/18/16
20160241832 
 Audio signal level estimation in cameras patent thumbnailAudio signal level estimation in cameras
A camera system includes a first microphone, a second microphone, and a microphone controller. The first microphone and the second microphone are configured to capture audio over a time interval to produce a first captured audio signal and a second captured audio signal, respectively.
Gopro, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241818 
 Automatic alerts for video surveillance systems patent thumbnailAutomatic alerts for video surveillance systems
A method includes receiving sound from an area being monitored by a video surveillance system having a camera and microphone, analyzing the sound to determine a classification of the sound, and capturing video of the area being monitored responsive to the classification of the sound.. .
Honeywell International Inc.


08/18/16
20160241816 
 In-vehicle picture storage device for motorcycle patent thumbnailIn-vehicle picture storage device for motorcycle
In an in-vehicle picture storage device for a motorcycle having a camera mounted in a vehicle, and a storage device for storing pictures taken by the camera, the camera contains a first camera for imaging rider's facial expression, and the storage device stores vehicle environmental information in association with pictures taken by the first camera. The stored rider's pictures can be viewed in association with the vehicle environmental information, and a user can experience the conditions of a rider, a vehicle, etc.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241815 
 Image/location-based tracking patent thumbnailImage/location-based tracking
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to tracking authorized individuals, and identifying the presence of unauthorized individuals. As may be consistent with one more embodiments, respective cameras capture images of regions of a common premises, and a filter circuit detects the presence of individuals in the images, and filters the detected presence as follows.
355323 B.c. Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241805 

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


08/18/16
20160241804 

Solid-state imaging device and camera system


A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array with unit pixels each having a photoelectric conversion device arranged in a matrix. Column signal lines are wired with respect to one column in the pixel arrangement and pixels are regularly connected to the column signal lines in accordance with rows in which pixels are positioned.
Sony Corporation


08/18/16
20160241796 

Systems and methods for illuminating and viewing objects


A light source contains a laser having a radiating facet that radiates light with an intrinsic or acquired intensity profile. The light is received by an optical scrambler comprising a bundle of optical fibers having and input surface and an output surface.

08/18/16
20160241794 

Helmet for shooting multi-angle image and shooting method


The present invention relates to a helmet for recording a multi-angle video and a method of recording the multi-angle video by the helmet. The helmet includes a helmet unit including at least one camera mounting unit, a camera unit configured to be mounted on the camera mounting unit and configured to record a video of outside, an encoding unit configured to encode the video recorded by the camera unit, a communication unit configured to transmit device information of the helmet and to receive, when the helmet is determined to belong to a predetermined recording group at the server, synchronization information and a control signal transmitted, a synchronizing unit configured to perform a marking according to a predetermined period based on the synchronization information and to generate marking information, and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the encoded video and the marking information to the server via the communication unit..
Mobrick Co, Ltd


08/18/16
20160241793 

Systems and methods for power optimization for imaging devices with dual cameras


Systems, methods, and devices for power optimization in imaging devices having dual cameras are contained herein. In one aspect, a method for power optimization for a dual camera imaging device is disclosed.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/18/16
20160241791 

Simulating multi-camera imaging systems


camera simulation is extended to multi-camera systems. One aspect relates combine computer-graphics, single-camera simulation, multi-camera image signal processor (isp) are combined to simulate and optimize a multi-camera system.
Intel Corporation


08/18/16
20160241789 

Display control apparatus and display control method


An image processing apparatus includes a display control unit configured to cause a display device to display a map image that indicates a layout of a plurality of cameras, an identification unit configured to identify one or a plurality of cameras that can capture an image of a designated region designated on the map image and can perform predetermined detection processing on the captured image, a processing unit configured to perform a display control for distinguishably indicating the one or plurality of cameras identified by the identification unit, among the plurality of cameras included in the map image, and a setting unit configured to make settings for causing at least one camera selected from the one or plurality of cameras identified by the identification unit to perform the predetermined detection processing.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160241788 

Lens drive apparatus, camera module and camera


A lens drive apparatus that displaces a lens holder in a direction of an optical axis and a direction orthogonal to the optical axis comprises: an assembly formed by assembling the lens holder together with a conductive body and comprises a circuit that receives supplied power; a shake correction drive section configured to displace the assembly by a shake correction magnet and a shake correction coil disposed at a position facing the shake correction magnet in collaboration with each other; and a position detection section configured to detect a position of the assembly in the direction orthogonal to the optical axis, wherein: the shake correction magnet is disposed around the lens holder, and the shake correction magnet, the shake correction coil and the position detection section are disposed at respective positions shifted in the direction of the optical axis with respect to each other.. .
Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241787 

Camera module


The camera module (100) includes an af movable section, an ois movable section, an af fixed section, an ois fixed section, an af driving section (37), an ois driving section (38), an af displacement detecting section (31), and an ois displacement detecting section (34).. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160241784 

Method for controlling camera system, electronic device, and storage medium


A method for operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes performing initialization of a camera system of the electronic device, controlling the camera system to operate in a sleep mode upon completion of the initialization, controlling the camera system to switch to a normal mode from the sleep mode, and displaying an image output from the camera system in the normal mode on a display of the electronic device..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241783 

Portable terminal


A portable terminal includes a display configured to be located on a front surface of the portable terminal, a front camera configured to be located on the front surface of the portable terminal, and a rear camera configured to be located on a back surface of the portable terminal. A processor is configured to set any camera of the front camera and the rear camera to on and to have the display display an image input from the camera set to on.
Kyocera Corporation


08/18/16
20160241782 

Image processing apparatus and method, and program and recording medium


In a camera which electronically realizes panning, tilting, and zooming, on the basis of the luminance detected in each frame period (n−1), a condition of exposure for two frame periods thereafter (n+1), and digital gain for three frame periods thereafter (n+2) are set. When an instruction for changing the extracted region is received in a certain frame period (n−1), the region extracted from the image is changed three frame periods thereafter.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/18/16
20160241780 

Simulated large aperture lens


A camera apparatus includes a photogrammetric range sensor, small aperture lens and a processor configured to carry out a method for simulating a large aperture lens. The method includes capturing a photographic image data of a scene using the camera with the lens set to a small aperture size.

08/18/16
20160241778 

Synchronization of multiple single lens camera devices


A method of capturing a single focus-stacked image by synchronizing a primary device with a single lens and one or more secondary devices having a single lens comprising the steps of the primary device: obtaining data regarding the image to be captured; selecting one or more secondary devices; sending data regarding the image to be captured to at least one of the selected one or more secondary devices; setting a focal point on at least one object to be captured in the image; sending a focal point adjustment to the selected one or more secondary devices to focus on at least one other object to be captured in the image; initiating capture of the image on the primary device and the selected one or more secondary devices at a synchronized time; and capturing the image.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160241777 

Method and system for implementing a user interface for capturing videos and photos on cameras with a touch screen


A method and a system for implementing a user interface for capturing videos and photos on cameras with a touch screen are provided herein. The method may include: presenting on a touch screen a capturing control button; responsive to a tap of the capturing control button, instructing a capturing device to capture a still image; responsive to a continuous touch of the capturing control button, instructing the capturing device to capture a video footage throughout the continuous touch; and responsive to a displacement movement applied to the capturing control button, instructing the capturing device to capture a video footage until a reverse displacement movement is applied to the capturing control button.
Magisto Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241776 

Device and detecting focus of electronic device


An electronic device comprising: a memory; a display; a camera; and at least one processor operatively coupled to the memory, configured to: acquire a preview image by using the camera; display the preview image on the display; identify a plurality of areas in the preview image that satisfy a predetermined condition; and modify a focus detection area associated with the camera to include the plurality of areas.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241773 

Lens module system, image sensor, and controlling lens module


In an existing camera, a control program of a whole camera including a control program for controlling a lens group and a sensor needs to be entirely created by a camera manufacturer, which increases the number of man-hours of product development. According to one embodiment, in a lens module system, a lens module includes a lens group, an image sensor and a module control unit.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


08/18/16
20160241771 

Vision system with swappable camera having an alignment indicator, and methods of making and using the same


Vision systems including a swappable camera and methods of making and using the swappable camera are disclosed. The swappable camera can include an alignment indicator storing alignment data representative of an array-housing alignment of a sensor array relative to a camera housing.
Cognex Corporation


08/18/16
20160241770 

Ip camera and video playback method thereof


Disclosed is an ip camera and a video playback method thereof, the ip camera connected to a host through the network, the ip camera includes an image capturing unit, a processor, and an input/output buffer unit. An external video is captured by the image capturing unit, and the external video includes a plurality of frames.
Triclouds Corporation


08/18/16
20160241769 

Lifelog camera and controlling in association with an intrapersonal area network


Controlling a lifelog camera (10) via a first intrapersonal area network (ian) (12) associated with a first user (14) includes detecting a second ian (18) associated with a second user (20) in range of the first ian (12) and capturing an image of the second user (20) with the lifelog camera (10).. .
Sony Corporation


08/18/16
20160241768 

Systems and methods to control camera operations


Systems and methods to control operations of a camera based on one or more sensors attached to one or more actors. Sensor data collected from the sensors is analyzed to identify a state of an actor.
Alpinereplay, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241767 

Mobile terminal and controlling the same


A mobile terminal including a touchscreen configured to receive a touch input; a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with an unmanned aerial vehicle having a camera to capture an external environment during flight; a sensing unit configured to sense a posture and movement of the mobile terminal; and a controller configured to control the wireless communication unit to transmit a flight control command to the unmanned aerial vehicle based on the touch input and the movement of the mobile terminal in a first mode in which the posture of the mobile terminal is disposed in a length direction with respect to gravity, and control the wireless communication unit to transmit a capture control command of the camera to the unmanned aerial vehicle based on the touch input along with the flight control command in a second mode in which the posture of the mobile terminal is disposed in a width direction with respect to gravity.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/18/16
20160241766 

Method of disabling transmission and capture of visual content on a device to protect from inappropriate content


An approach includes prohibiting inappropriate content. The approach includes accessing a camera.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160241763 

Camera apparatus and electronic device including the same


An electronic device is provided that includes a first cover defining one surface, a second cover defining an opposite surface, and a camera assembly of which at least a portion is arranged in a space between the first cover and the second cover. The camera assembly includes a metal plate arranged substantially parallel to the first cover, a printed circuit board arranged between the first cover and the metal plate, the printed circuit board having an opening arranged substantially at a center, and at least one through-hole arranged outside the opening, an image sensor arranged in the opening and attached to the metal plate, a lens assembly arranged adjacent to the image sensor, and a side surface that surrounds at least a portion of the image sensor and the lens assembly.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241762 

Environment recognition unit and robot


An environment recognition unit (20a) includes a frame (201), cameras (202) arranged on a front side in the frame (201), a camera control circuit (207) disposed on a back side in the frame (201), a pair of lrfs (205) arranged laterally to the frame (201). The frame (201) includes a first duct (208) provided adjacent to the camera control circuit (207), and a second duct (210) provided adjacent to the cameras (202)..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241761 

Actuator housing for shielding electromagnetic interference


Examples of the disclosure provide a camera module configured to shield an image sensor from an electromagnetic field. In some examples, the camera module includes a circuit board, an image sensor coupled to the circuit board, a housing coupled to the circuit board such that the housing shields the image sensor from an electromagnetic field, and a lens barrel coupled to the housing such that the lens barrel is moveable within a cavity defined by the housing.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/18/16
20160241760 

Display having an integrated camera


Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a display comprises an array of display elements, one or more camera sensors, and one or more reflecting mirrors, wherein light that is to enter the display is to be directed by at least one of the one or more reflecting mirrors to at least one of the one or more camera sensors, and light that is to emanate from the one or more display elements is to pass through at least one of the one or more reflecting mirrors to exit the display. The camera sensors may be integrated within the display as a functional camera such that a user viewing the display may not notice or detect the presence of the camera, and the camera does not interfere with the operation of display..
Intel Corporation


08/18/16
20160241759 

Real-time, ultrafast framing optical imaging device with high spatial resolution


The present application relates to the technical field of ultrafast imaging, and provides an ultrafast framing optical imaging device with a real-time high spatial resolution. The optical imaging device includes an ultrashort pulse laser system with a magnitude of femtosecond, a frequency multiplier, a wavelength splitter, a continuous illumination laser, a sampling plate, a calibration camera, a first imaging record module, and a second imaging record module.
Shenzhen University


08/18/16
20160241752 

Optical image capturing system


A four-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image are disclosed. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lenses along the optical axis include a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lens elements are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co.ltd.


08/18/16
20160241751 

Camera module and manufacturing same


An embodiment of the present invention relates to a camera module in which the structure of an image sensor has been improved, and to a method for manufacturing same, the camera module comprising: a printed circuit board on which various elements are mounted; a lens array in which at least on lens is arranged in an direction traversing the optical axis; and a plurality of image sensors mounted on the printed circuit board so as to correspond with the respective lenses.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241750 

Camera device and electronic device with the same


An electronic device is provide, and may include a first cover forming a first surface of the electronic device, a second cover forming a second surface of the electronic device, the second surface being positioned opposite the first surface, and a camera assembly at least partially disposed in a space between the first cover and the second cover, wherein the camera assembly may include an image sensor, a board having the image sensor mounted thereon and including at least one cut around the image sensor, a lens assembly disposed adjacent to a light-receiving surface of the image sensor, a side wall surrounding at least a portion of the lens assembly and having a protrusion fitted in the at least one cut, and at least one solid body provided between at least a portion of an inner surface of the at least one cut and the protrusion.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241749 

Compact camera module arrangements that facilitate dam-and-fill and similar encapsulation techniques


Compact camera module can include auxiliary spacers to facilitate use of dam-and-fill encapsulation techniques. An encapsulant disposed on side edges of the auxiliary spacer can close off a gap between the auxiliary spacer and a support on which an image sensor is mounted so as to substantially seal off an area in which bond wires or other components are located.
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241748 

Electronic device


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing; a camera module disposed in the housing and having a lens outstanding from a surface of the housing; and a protection unit connected to the housing, wherein when the camera module is in an off-state, a top surface of the protection unit is higher than a surface of the lens, when the camera module is in an on-state, the top surface of the protection unit is lower than the surface of the lens..
Mediatek Inc.


08/18/16
20160241608 

Automatic sharing of digital multimedia


Devices and methods for automatic sharing of digital multimedia include, in one embodiment, obtaining factor data affecting a decision on whether or not to enter a digital multimedia sharing mode for an event or meeting; entering the digital multimedia sharing based on the factor data; storing digital photograph data produced by a camera module while in the sharing mode and automatically making the digital photograph data available to one or more participants of the event or meeting via a synchronized data container or a shareable link of an online content management system.. .
Dropbox, Inc.


08/18/16
20160240953 

Electric connector


The contact includes a contact protrusion that is inserted into the contact insertion hole protrudes from the optical axis direction partition wall into the camera lens module side, and functions as an electric contact for the camera lens module, a fixing part fixed to the housing, and a connection part that elastically connects the contact protrusion with the fixing part. The connection part includes a connection main body extending in the radial direction so as to recede from the fixing part, and a folding part disposed on the opposite side to the fixing part across the connection main body.
Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240011 

Method for representing points of interest in a view of a real environment on a mobile device and mobile device therefor


There is disclosed a method and mobile device for displaying points of interest in a view of a real environment displayed on a screen of the mobile device with a functionality for interaction with a user, which comprises the steps of: capturing an image of the real environment or a part of the real environment using a camera, determining at least one point of interest related to the real environment, determining an image position of the at least one point of interest in the image, displaying at least part of the image on at least part of the screen, overlaying a computer-generated indicator with the at least part of the image on the screen at a screen position according to the image position of the at least one point of interest, displaying a computer-generated virtual object related to the at least one point of interest on the screen at a screen position determined according to the screen position of the computer-generated indicator and which is adjacent to a bottom edge of the screen, displaying a visually perceivable relation indication indicative of a relation between the computer-generated virtual object and the computer-generated indicator. The mobile device may perform an action related to the at least one point of interest if at least part of the computer-generated virtual object displayed on the screen is touched..
Metaio Gmbh


08/18/16
20160239980 

Depth-weighted group-wise principal component analysis for video foreground/background separation


A method separates foreground from background in a sequence of images, by first acquiring the sequence of images and a depth map of a scene by a camera. Groups of pixels are determined based on the depth map.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.


08/18/16
20160239978 

Methods and making environmental measurements and/or using such measurements


Methods and apparatus for making environmental measurements are described. In some embodiments different devices are used to capture environmental information at different times, rates and/or resolutions.
Nextvr Inc.


08/18/16
20160239955 

Apparatus and a machining a shape through a component


A method of laser drilling a hole comprising providing a laser source at a first side of a component to laser drill a hole through the component. A light source is positioned in the path of the laser beam at the opposite side of the component.
Rolls-royce Plc


08/18/16
20160239952 

Marker image processing system


The marker has thereon one three-dimensional indicator 3. Based on the location and height of the three-dimensional indicator 3 relative to the plane indicator 2 as well as the estimated position of the camera relative to the marker, the center positions of the upper face and the lower face of the three-dimensional indicator 3 on the image of the camera are estimated.
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology


08/18/16
20160239911 

Classifying open-loop and closed-loop payment cards based on optical character recognition


A user captures an image of a payment card via a user computing device camera. An optical character recognition system receives the payment card image from the user computing device.
Google Inc.


08/18/16
20160239725 

Method for denoising time-of-flight range images


A method for denoising a range image acquired by a time-of-flight (tof) camera by first determining locations of edges, and a confidence value of each pixel, and based on the locations of the edges, determining geodesic distances of neighboring pixels. Based on the confidence values, reliabilities of the neighboring pixels are determined and scene dependent noise is reduced using a filter..
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.


08/18/16
20160239723 

Enhanced home security system


A solution is provided to enhance home security monitoring by pre-processing and post-processing home security surveillance data and by using a trained security model. A security controller receives motion data from motion sensors and digital cameras strategically installed in a home and pre-processes the motion data to detect possible candidates for the detected motion.
Bess Technologies International Limited


08/18/16
20160239713 

In-vehicle monitoring


In-vehicle monitoring systems and associated methods. The systems include a first lens pointed in a first direction, a second lens pointed in a second direction, camera element(s) that receive images from the lenses, interface(s) to storage for the images, and at least one in-vehicle mount for the system.

08/18/16
20160239703 

Finger vein authentication system


In order to achieve the above object, there is provided a finger vein authentication system including a light source unit configured to emit near-infrared light; an optical filter unit configured to allow only light with a specific wavelength in light incident from the light source unit to penetrate therethrough; a ccd camera unit configured to capture an image including an user's finger and then to convert the captured image into an electrical signal; a memory unit configured to store a level set curvature program, the level set curvature program performing an operation for extracting a finger vein pattern from the image including the finger using a level set curvature; and a control unit configured to drive the level set curvature program.. .

08/18/16
20160239687 

Contemporaneous gesture and keyboard entry authentication


A restricted access device such as a cellphone, a tablet or a personal computer, analyzes contemporaneous keyboard inputs of a password and gestures to authenticate the user and enable further access to applications and processes of the restricted access device. The gestures may be facial gestures detected by a camera or may be gestures made by an avatar rendered on a display of the device.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160239259 

Learning intended user actions


A method and system are provided. The method includes receiving, by a microphone and camera, user utterances indicative of user commands and associated user gestures for the user utterances.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160239258 

Learning intended user actions


A method and system are provided. The method includes receiving, by a microphone and camera, user utterances indicative of user commands and associated user gestures for the user utterances.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160239181 

Method and providing model-centered rotation in a three-dimensional user interface


An approach is provided for determining at least one selection of at least one object model in a three-dimensional world user interface, wherein the at least one object model is a three-dimensional representation of at least one object visible in the three-dimensional world user interface from a first camera view position, and wherein the three-dimensional world user interface presents at least one first panoramic image that is determined based, at least in part, on the first camera view position. The approach involves determining at least one interaction input with the at least one object model to cause, at least in part, a rotation of the at least one object model in the three-dimensional world user interface.
Nokia Technologies Oy


08/18/16
20160239154 

Projection system manager


An example system in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes a projector unit to project an image on to a projector display area on a touch sensitive mat, an all-in-one computer attachable to the projector unit, and a camera communicatively coupled to the all-in-one computer, the camera having a lens with a field of view wider than the projector display area. The touch sensitive mat is communicatively coupled to the all-in-one computer..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


08/18/16
20160239152 

Near touch interaction


A near-touch interface is provided that utilizes stereo cameras and a series of targeted structured light tessellations, emanating from the screen as a light source and incident on objects in the field-of-view. After radial distortion from a series of wide-angle lenses is mitigated, a surface-based spatio-temporal stereo algorithm is utilized to estimate initial depth values.
Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238869 

High contrast electro-optic liquid crystal camera iris providing angle independent transmission for uniform gray shades


A high-contrast electro-optic liquid crystal camera iris (10) provides angle independent transmission for uniform gray shades. The liquid crystal iris comprises a combination of first and second liquid crystal devices (12, 14) arranged in optical series and positioned between optical polarizers (46, 48).
Lc-tec Displays Ab


08/18/16
20160238838 

Monitoring camera device


A monitoring camera device is disclosed. The device includes a housing body in which at least a monitoring camera is built in, a transparent plastic-made semispherical dome-shaped cover portion provided on one surface of the housing body, a wiper mechanism rotatably provided on the housing body and which cleans the dome-shaped cover portion, and a wiper driving portion that reciprocatively rotates and drives the wiper mechanism.
Asc Corporation


08/18/16
20160238818 

Optical image capturing system


The present disclosure discloses an optical image capturing system, sequentially arranged from an object side to an image side, comprises a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and an image-side surface and an object-side surface of the fourth lens element are aspheric. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for applying to compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co.ltd.


08/18/16
20160238817 

Optical image capturing system


The present disclosure discloses an optical image capturing system, sequentially arranged from an object side to an image side, comprises a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with negative refractive power; and an image-side surface and an object-side surface of the fourth lens element are aspheric. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for applying to compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co.ltd.


08/18/16
20160238816 

Optical image capturing system


A four-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image are disclosed. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis includes a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with negative refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lens elements are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co.ltd.


08/18/16
20160238719 

Compton camera


A compton camera includes a scattering detection unit, an absorption detection unit, a signal processing unit, a first shield unit, and a second shield unit. The scattering detection unit detects compton scattering of incident radiation emitted from a radiation source.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


08/18/16
20160238709 

Projected beam detector with imaging device


A method of installing a projected beam detector can include providing a radiant energy source, providing a reflector, and projecting a radiant energy beam from the source to the reflector. A multi-pixel sensor or camera can be provided.
Honeywell International Inc.


08/18/16
20160238706 

System and camera based position and orientation measurement


A system and a method for determining a position and an orientation of an object relative to a defined reference frame is disclosed. A plurality of targets are disposed at known locations relative to the defined reference frame.
Hilti Aktiengesellschaft


08/18/16
20160238538 

Diagnostic capturing medical specimen image


The present invention provides a portable diagnostic apparatus for capturing a medical image. The apparatus includes a cavity for accommodating a medical specimen to be detected, a white light source, and multiple digital camera units for photographing the specimen to be detected.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.


08/18/16
20160238451 

Apparatus and validating leak survey results


An apparatus and method for validating a leak survey result obtained from an optical gas imaging (ogi) device is proposed. The validation system is coupled to a gas detection infrared thermography camera that captures the infrared image of a scene which may or may not include a gas plume.
Providence Photonics, Llc


08/18/16
20160238394 

Device for estimating position of moving body and estimating position of moving body


The present invention addresses the problem of reducing the processing load involved in estimating the position of a moving body. An upward-oriented camera is mounted to a top part of a moving body and an image of a periphery of the moving body is captured.
Hitachi, Ltd..


08/18/16
20160238385 

Surveying instrument and three-dimensional camera


The invention provides a surveying instrument, which comprises a light emitting element for emitting a distance measuring light, a distance measuring light projecting unit for projecting the distance measuring light, a light receiving unit for receiving a reflected distance measuring light, a photodetection element for receiving the reflected distance measuring light and for producing a photodetection signal and a distance measuring unit for performing a distance measurement based on a light receiving result from the photodetection element, further comprises a first optical axis deflecting unit disposed on a projection optical axis of the distance measuring light for deflecting an optical axis of the distance measuring light at a deflection angle as required and in a direction as required, a second optical axis deflecting unit disposed on a light receiving optical axis for deflecting the reflected distance measuring light at the same deflection angle and in the same direction as the first optical axis deflecting unit and a projecting direction detecting unit for detecting a deflection angle and a deflecting direction by the first optical axis deflecting unit, wherein it is so arranged that the distance measuring light is projected through the first optical axis deflecting unit and the reflected distance measuring light is received by the photodetection element through the second optical axis deflecting unit and a three-dimensional data of a measuring point is obtained based on a distance measuring result of the distance measuring unit and a detection result of the projecting direction detecting unit.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


08/18/16
20160238377 

Modeling arrangement and methods and system for modeling the topography of a three-dimensional surface


A modeling arrangement is disclosed for modeling the topography of a three dimensional surface. The arrangement includes a light source arranged to produce substantially monochromatic and coherent electromagnetic radiation; a camera arranged to photograph the surface to be modeled at wavelengths emitted by the light source as well as wavelengths detected by the human eye; and a grating provided in connection with the first light source.
Aalto-korkeakoulusaatio


08/18/16
20160238373 

Method of inspecting an object with a camera probe


A method of inspecting an object with a camera probe for capturing an image of an object, the camera probe being movable along a path by a measurement apparatus, at least a part of the camera probe being rotatable about at least one axis. The method includes: a) the measurement apparatus moving the camera probe relative to the object along an inspection path and b) for at least one period as the camera probe moves along the inspection path: turning at least a part of the camera probe about the at least one axis thereby slowing the passage of a feature of interest on the object across the camera probe's field of view; and capturing at least one image of the feature of interest during at least a portion of the turning..
Renishaw Plc


08/18/16
20160238350 

Concealed net throwing device


A net throwing device is disguised as a security camera and includes a casing including a front chamber, inclined tubes around the front chamber, a rear inner tube having an aperture member, and a rear outer tube having an aperture element; an air canister fastened in the inner tube; a spring biased piercing member slidably disposed between the front chamber and the air canister; a spring biased lock pin in the piercing member and having an end disposed in the aperture member to lock the piercing member in a locked position; a spring biased rod member through the aperture element; a cam member engaging the rod member; an external antenna; a receiver; a processor electrically connected to the receiver; an electric motor electrically connected to the processor; and a net received in the front chamber and including edge weights in the tubes respectively.. .

08/18/16
20160236867 

Modular, multi-function smart storage containers


A system to provide additional functionality to robots in automated warehouse systems is disclosed. The system can include a number of additional components that can be attached to existing components of the warehouse system to improve safety, functionality, and decrease costs.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


08/18/16
20160236660 

Advanced emergency brake controlling brake thereof


Disclosed is an advanced emergency brake system that performs an emergency brake if a target is situated at a location close to a vehicle. The emergency brake system includes a radar sensor; a camera; an ultrasonic sensor for detecting an object situated at a close distance from the vehicle; and an electronic control unit that outputs a predetermined alarm control signal or performs an emergency brake depending on the input from the radar sensor, the camera, and the ultrasonic sensor.
Mando Corporation


08/18/16
20160236620 

Rear-view mirror assemblies and systems for motor vehicles, and installation method


The assembly comprises a mirror housing including a half-mirror a display and a driving plate pivotally coupled to the housing adapted for attachment to an interior of the vehicle; an actuator switch lever pivotally attached to the driving plate for moving the housing in at least two angular positions causing the display to be switched on/off depending on the housing angular positions; and a mechanism for adjusting at least one of said mirror housing angular positions. The system comprises said assembly and a rear-view camera device for capturing images from the outside of the vehicle to be displayed on the display.
Fico Mirrors, S.a.


08/18/16
20160236619 

Vehicle periphery image display device and camera adjustment method


An onboard periphery image display device for adjusting transformation rule of each camera mounted on an automobile is provided. A predetermined calibration pattern of a calibration member is placed in a capture area of a reference camera and another calibration pattern of the calibration member is placed in a capture area of an adjustment-targeted camera.
Denso Corporation


08/18/16
20160236617 

Apparatus and estimating and using a predicted vehicle speed in an indirect vision driving task


A method and apparatus for predicting vehicle speed during an indirect vision driving task. A further method and apparatus for optimizing the display of a camera return during an indirect vision driving task based on operator perceived vehicle speed as set by the display characteristics and the field-of-view of the camera.
U.s. Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i


08/18/16
20160236558 

Vehicle-mounted electronic apparatus


A vehicle-mounted electronic apparatus includes: a camera that captures images of an outside of the vehicle; a storage chamber in which the camera is stored; a lid that opens and closes an aperture extending between an inside of the storage chamber and an outside of the storage chamber. Moreover, the vehicle-mounted electronic apparatus further includes an opening switch that is actuated in response to pressure applied to the lid and that sends a signal for opening a door of a luggage compartment of the vehicle when the opening switch is actuated.
Fujitsu Ten Limited


08/18/16
20160236353 

Robot capable of dancing with musical tempo


A dancing robot includes a play unit, a processor, and a memory. The play unit plays music.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160236352 

Robot device, controlling robot device, computer program, and program storage medium


A robot device 100 detects a site in which there is the dirt or the scratch using an image of the hand taken by a camera 305 as a reference image. Further, this determines whether the detected dirt or scratch is due to the lens of the camera 305 or the hand by moving the hand.

08/18/16
20160235588 

Registration of loi fiducials with camera


A method and surgical system including a laser source for generating a pulsed laser beam, an imaging system including a detector, shared optics configured for directing the pulsed laser beam to an object to be sampled and confocally deflecting back-reflected light from the object to the detector, a patient interface, through which the pulsed laser beam is directed, the patient interface having, a cup with a large and small opening, and a notched ring inside the cup; and a controller operatively coupled to the laser source, the imaging system and the shared optics, the controller configured to align the eye for procedure.. .
Optimedica Corporation


08/18/16
20160235340 

System for detecting the location of an endoscopic device during a medical procedure


A system for detecting the location of an endoscopic device inside a patients' body comprises an endoscope assembly with an insertion tube having a set of codes indicative of an insertion depth and a rotational direction of the endoscopic device and a detector to detect the set of codes and calculate the location information. The images captured by the endoscopic device are automatically tagged with corresponding location information.
Endochoice, Inc.


08/18/16
20160235312 

Automatic camera adjustment for remote photoplethysmography


The present invention relates to a device (12) for obtaining a vital sign of a subject (14), comprising an interface (22) for receiving a set of image frames (24) of a subject (14), a signal extraction unit (26) for extracting a photoplethysmographic (ppg) signal of the subject (14) from said set of image frames (24), a signal evaluation unit (28) for determining a feature of said ppg signal indicative of the information content of the extracted ppg signal with respect to a desired vital sign of the subject (14), a processing unit (30) for determining a binning configuration based on the determined feature of the extracted ppg signal, said binning configuration being provided for controlling binning of image pixels of an image frame; and a vital signs determination unit (32) for determining vital sign information from the extracted ppg signal.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/18/16
20160235029 

Milking box with robotic attacher and vision system


A milking robot comprises a robotic arm, a camera coupled to the robotic arm, a camera-facing nozzle coupled to the robotic arm, and a controller. The robotic arm extends in a longitudinal direction between the hind legs and from the rear of a dairy livestock located in a milking stall.
Technologies Holdings Corp.


08/11/16
20160234952 

Device for shielding electronics from thermal, ultraviolet, and environmental exposure


Devices and methods for a device for shielding electronics from thermal, ultraviolet, and environmental exposure are disclosed herein. The present invention is directed to shading and shielding electronic devices mounted on a wall such as, but not limited to, cameras, transmitters, electronics and the accompanying power/data cabling from deteriorating ultraviolet, thermal radiation, and glare.

08/11/16
20160234643 

Apparatus, visually connecting people


A method for visually finding and interacting with people, operable on a computing system including a server and a mobile device comprising a processor, a display and a camera, the method comprising: detecting the current location of members of a group, which a user of the mobile device has created or is a member of, if the group members have similar mobile devices and if they have set to permit their visibility when the user or other group members wish to locate them by scanning their surroundings with the camera of their mobile device; and, for each group member detected while the user is scanning user's surroundings, and having a position falling in the direction the mobile device's camera points to at a particular moment, displaying on the mobile device's display a group member representation associated with the group member's position.. .

08/11/16
20160234593 

Microphone array system and microphone array control method


A microphone array system includes a camera that images a picture for a target place, a microphone array that picks up sound using a plurality of microphones, a sound source analyzer that calculates a sound source position based on picked up sound data, an image displaying processor that displays image data, which includes sound source position display indicative of an imaged target place picture and the sound source position on the display, a user-input apparatus that receives an instruction of a specified spot in the target place picture displayed on the display, a directivity calculator that forms sound directivity in a direction which faces the specified spot from the microphone array based on the picked up sound data, and generates the sound data acquired by emphasizing sound in a direction having the directivity, and a sound outputter that outputs the sound data to the speaker and reproduces the sound data.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234514 

Data processing transmitting/receiving compressed pixel data groups of picture and indication information of pixel data grouping setting and related data processing method


A data processing apparatus has a mapper, a plurality of compressors, and an output interface. The mapper receives pixel data of a plurality of pixels of a picture, and splits the pixel data of the pixels of the picture into a plurality of pixel data groups.
Mediatek Inc.


08/11/16
20160234513 

Data processing compressed pixel data groups


A data processing apparatus includes a compression circuit and a first output interface. The compression circuit generates a plurality of compressed pixel data groups by compressing pixel data of a plurality of pixels of a picture based on a pixel data grouping setting of the picture, and generates indication information indicative of at least one boundary each between consecutive compressed pixel data groups.
Mediatek Inc.


08/11/16
20160234490 

Colorimetry system for display testing


A method for two-dimensional, spatially resolved measurement of tristimulus values of light emitted from a plurality of positions on a sample. In various embodiments, an improved method and system is provided for spatially resolved chromaticity and luminance measurement in a standardized color space for display testing.
Instrument Systems Optische Messtechnik Gmbh


08/11/16
20160234478 

Actor-mounted motion capture camera


The present invention relates to computer capture of object motion. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to capturing of facial movement or performance of an actor.
Two Pic Mc Llc


08/11/16
20160234477 

Apparatus and 3d like camera system in a handheld mobile wireless device


A camera system for use in a mobile handheld computing and communication device with a front side with a display screen and a back side has two separate and independent cameras positioned on the back side of the device, wherein the cameras have a physical separation between them of substantially the same separation as between the eyes on a human face and, wherein the camera system creates a 3d-like image of an object for storage and for viewing on a display screen.. .

08/11/16
20160234466 

Intrinsically safe video inspection system


An intrinsically safe video inspection system intended for use in a class zone 0 area is capable of visually surveying hazardous area locations; where the potential for fire or explosion exists because of gases, dust, or easily ignitable fibers in the atmosphere. The intrinsically safe camera of the present invention has the distinct ability to be used all areas that require increased safety and works in various hazardous environments, allowing users the ability to remotely view and inspect various mines, silos, and storage tanks.

08/11/16
20160234465 

Electric shaver with imaging capability


System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit.
May Patents Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234458 

Camera system, video processing apparatus, and camera apparatus


Disclosed herein is a camera system including, a camera apparatus having, an image sensor, a correction section, a first transmission processing section, and a synchronization processing section, and a video processing apparatus having a second transmission processing section and a conversion section, wherein the video processing apparatus outputs the video data obtained by the conversion by the conversion section.. .
Sony Corporation


08/11/16
20160234456 

Data processing transmitting/receiving compressed pixel data groups via multiple camera ports of camera interface and related data processing method


A data processing apparatus includes a compression circuit, a rate controller, and an output interface. The compression circuit generates compressed pixel data groups, each derived from applying a compression operation to pixel data of a pixel group, wherein the pixel group includes a portion of a plurality of pixels in a picture.
Mediatek Inc.


08/11/16
20160234455 

System and brightening video image regions to compensate for backlighting


A videoconferencing system includes at least one processor and at least one camera. The endpoint can capture one or more images with the camera.
Polycom, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234443 

Digital camera with multiple pipeline signal processors


A method includes sampling a first intensity of light with a first array of photo detectors of a digital camera. A second intensity of light is sampled with a second array of photo detectors of the digital camera.
Callahan Cellular L.l.c.


08/11/16
20160234437 

Image processing device, imaging system and imaging apparatus including the same, and image processing method


An image processing device includes a reference camera determiner that determines one among the multiple cameras, as a reference camera; an imaging condition acquisition unit that acquires imaging conditions relating to exposure and white balance which are set in the reference camera; an imaging condition setter that sends a command to set the imaging conditions relating to the exposure and the white balance, based on the imaging conditions in the reference camera, to cameras other than the reference camera; and an image composition unit that performs image composition processing on the multiple captured images that are acquired from the multiple cameras and that outputs the panoramic composite image. Thus, a boundary of an area of each composed image in the panoramic composite image that results from the composition is suppressed from being unnaturally conspicuous, and the captured image that is a reference is suitably displayed..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234436 

Birds-eye-view monitoring system with auto alignment


A surround view monitoring system configured to synthesize a birds-eye-view image of an area around a vehicle includes a camera and a controller. The camera is configured to capture a present-image of a field-of-view about the vehicle and output a signal indicative of the present-image.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234431 

Assisted text input for computing devices


Various approaches provide for detecting and recognizing text to enable a user to perform various functions or tasks. For example, a user could point a camera at an object with text, in order to capture an image of that object.
A9.com, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234422 

Camera body and imaging device


A camera body, to which a lens barrel having an optical system can be attached, includes a controller that controls the camera body, an image sensor that captures an object image, and an image sensor actuator that drives the image sensor along an optical axis. The controller determines a change in an optical state of the object image captured by the image sensor and, in response to the determination, drives the image sensor actuator to move the image sensor to a predetermined reference position located within a movable range of the image sensor..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234420 

Camera system and controlling the same


A camera system including a camera and a gateway connected to the gateway through a channel is provided. The camera includes: a radio frequency (rf) module connected to the gateway through the channel, and configured to receive a beacon periodically sent from the gateway, the beacon including channel information about a next channel to which the channel is to be changed for connecting the camera and the gateway; and a controller configured to determine whether the beacon is received at the rf module, and change the channel to another channel based on at least one of: a predetermined order of a plurality of channels including the other channel; a status of receiving the beacon at the rf module; and a channel check response received from the gateway in response to a channel check request sent from the radio frequency module, the channel check response comprising channel information about one of the plurality of channels..
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234419 

Method of adjusting digital camera image processing parameters


A method for adjusting predetermined iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by a digital camera includes measuring the exposure deviation in exposure units from an optimal exposure as determined by the camera during an image capture process, deriving an estimated camera sensitivity from the exposure deviation, and adjusting the iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by the camera as a function of the derived estimated camera sensitivity.. .
Foveon, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234418 

Method of adjusting digital camera image processing parameters


A method for adjusting predetermined iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by a digital camera includes measuring the exposure deviation in exposure units from an optimal exposure as determined by the camera during an image capture process, deriving an estimated camera sensitivity from the exposure deviation, and adjusting the iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by the camera as a function of the derived estimated camera sensitivity.. .
Foveon, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234413 

Camera module


Disclosed is a vehicular camera module having an improved printed circuit board arrangement to downsize the apparatus. A printed circuit board according to one embodiment of the present invention has an image sensor and at least one connector arranged thereon, and can comprise at least one auxiliary substrate connected to the printed circuit board at a predetermined angle by the connector, and an housing attached to the printed circuit board..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234411 

Wide-angle camera using achromatic doublet prism array and manufacturing the same


A wide-angle camera and fabrication method thereof includes a sensor with a plurality of pixel sub-arrays and an array of optical elements on a first side of a substrate. Each of the optical elements is capable of forming an image from a field of view onto a different one of the pixel sub-arrays.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234410 

Camera and assembling


A method for assembling a camera includes providing a circuit board with a first surface defining a plane and an aperture extending entirely through the circuit board. An image sensor is fixed on the first surface.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


08/11/16
20160234408 

Intracorporeal-monitoring camera system, support tube for intracorporeal-monitoring camera system, and cable holder for intracorporeal-monitoring camera system


An intracorporeal-monitoring camera system provided with a support tube whose one end is introduced in a body, an imaging portion that is joined to the support tube in the body, a joining portion that joins the imaging portion and the support tube together, a cable that is connected with the imaging portion and drawn out to an outside of the body through the support tube, and a control system that is provided on the outside of the body, connected with the cable, and includes at least a display device. A slit is formed in the support tube so that the cable is placed in the support tube from a side of the support tube..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160234407 

Event data recorder


The event data recorder contains a mirror set and a camera member. The mirror set contains two curved mirrors, each for capturing an outside view to a lateral side of a vehicle.

08/11/16
20160234406 

Camera assembly


A camera assembly includes an operation tab, a transmission member, baffle plate, and a camera. The operation tab and the baffle plate are engaged with the transmission member.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234405 

Vehicle vision system with lens pollution detection


A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera having an imaging array having multiple columns of photosensing elements and multiple rows of photosensing elements, with the columns of photosensing elements being generally vertically orientated and the rows of photosensing elements being generally horizontally orientated relative to ground. The multiple rows of photosensing elements comprising top rows, middle rows and bottom rows.
Magna Electronics Inc.


08/11/16
20160234404 

Synchronous camera


According to one embodiment, a low-pass filter operation circuit constitutes a serial interface, which enables communication conforming to the serial bus standard including ieee 1394 & usb 3.0, together with a timer register, a packet receiving circuit, and a packet transmitting circuit. The low-pass filter operation circuit performs a correction of gradually increasing or decreasing an internal timer value counted by the timer register by a unit count value thereof, thereby converging the deviation.
Toshiba Teli Corporation


08/11/16
20160234392 

Image display apparatus having image-related information displaying function


A display system has a (1) camera that includes a lens and outputs an image data; (2) a first display that includes a first display screen on which (i) a first image, based on the image data output by the camera, containing a part of a person is displayed and (ii) information indicating a position where the camera has output the image data is displayed; and (3) a second display that includes (i) a receiver which receives the image data transmitted from the camera and (ii) a second display screen that displays a second image based on the image data. The second display can be carried by the person while receiving the image data..
Nikon Corporation


08/11/16
20160234287 

Remotely controlled crowd-sourced media capture


The disclosed technology receives at a second computing device a message from a first computing device comprising at least an indication of a physical motion, a requested motion, or an indication of a camera control operation. The indicated motion can correspond to a physical motion made to the first computing device.
Empire Technology Development Llc






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