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Automatic music video creation from a set of photos

Automatic music video creation from a set of photos

Systems and methods for monitoring inventory of a product within a storage bin

Systems and methods for monitoring inventory of a product within a storage bin

Systems and methods for monitoring inventory of a product within a storage bin

Visually adaptive process improvement system for order taking

Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
10/23/14
20140317577
 Gesture controllable system uses proprioception to create absolute frame of reference patent thumbnailGesture controllable system uses proprioception to create absolute frame of reference
A system has a contactless user-interface for control of the system through pre-determined gestures of a bodily part of the user. The user-interface has a camera and a data processing system.
10/23/14
20140317480
 Automatic music video creation from a set of photos patent thumbnailAutomatic music video creation from a set of photos
Various embodiments provide a wearable camera that can be worn by a user. In one or more embodiments, the wearable camera can automatically take a series of photos and save those photos on the camera.
10/23/14
20140316951
 Systems and methods for monitoring inventory of a product within a storage bin patent thumbnailSystems and methods for monitoring inventory of a product within a storage bin
A system and method can monitor inventory of product within storage bins of a storage facility by mounting cameras to the storage bins. The cameras and a user processing device may be operably connected to a network such that the user processing device is in communication with the cameras.
10/23/14
20140316915
 Visually adaptive process improvement system for order taking patent thumbnailVisually adaptive process improvement system for order taking
A system for order taking formed with one or more computers, cameras, computer networks and vision based computer algorithms and designed to visually obtain information to facilitate and obtain an order. The system's applications including drive through orders, kiosks, vending machines and other automated ordering or points of sale.
10/23/14
20140316905
 System and method for three-dimensional advertising patent thumbnailSystem and method for three-dimensional advertising
The present invention relates to a system and method for three-dimensional advertising. The system and method of the present invention store advertisement data capable of being rendered as a three-dimensional object, the real position of which is designated.
10/23/14
20140316900
 Real-time targeted dynamic advertising in moving vehicles patent thumbnailReal-time targeted dynamic advertising in moving vehicles
Dynamically changing targeted advertising content is dispatched wirelessly in real time via a cellular network from a remote web portal to a plurality of vehicles, and ads are displayed on a digital display mounted in a rear window of the vehicles. Vehicles communicate wirelessly to the web portal their geographic location, and cameras are used to record the effect of the ads on viewers in following vehicles.
10/23/14
20140316699
 Automatic image capture patent thumbnailAutomatic image capture
In one embodiment, a mobile device generates sensor data configured to describe a geographic position of a mobile device. A list of events is defined according to position data and time data.
10/23/14
20140316659
 Airbag control apparatus and method for controlling airbag device of vehicle patent thumbnailAirbag control apparatus and method for controlling airbag device of vehicle
In a method for controlling an airbag device of a vehicle, the vehicle includes a steering wheel equipped with a depth-sensing camera, a gyroscope, a drive device, and at least one airbag device. The airbag device includes at least one airbag.
10/23/14
20140316611
 System and method of operation for remotely operated vehicles with superimposed 3d imagery patent thumbnailSystem and method of operation for remotely operated vehicles with superimposed 3d imagery
The present invention provides a system and method of utilizing superimposed 3d imagery for remotely operated vehicles, namely 3d, reconstructed images of the environment of the rov. In another aspect, it includes generating a virtual video of 3d elements in the operation environment, synchronizing the angle and position of the camera of a virtual video with the angle and position of a real camera, superimposing the virtual video and the real video from the real camera; superimposing these video feeds such that one is manipulated to show transparencies in areas of less interest, in order to show through the other video.
10/23/14
20140316435
 Methods, systems and devices for three dimensional input and control methods and systems based thereon patent thumbnailMethods, systems and devices for three dimensional input and control methods and systems based thereon
A robotic control system has a wand, which emits multiple narrow beams of light, which fall on a light sensor array, or with a camera, a surface, defining the wand's changing position and attitude which a computer uses to direct relative motion of robotic tools or remote processes, such as those that are controlled by a mouse, but in three dimensions and motion compensation means and means for reducing latency.. .
10/23/14
20140316293
Optical heartrate tracking
Heartrate tracking is performed entirely optically without the subject being required to wear any monitoring equipment by processing a combination of signals representing frames of video of the sinusoidal motion of a subject's facial skin color changes captured by both ir and visible light (e.g., rgb—red/green/blue) cameras. The ir and rgb graphs that result from the processing are perfectly phase-shifted so that when the ir signal is going down in amplitude, the rgb signal is going up.
10/23/14
20140316252
Marker and method of estimating surgical instrument pose using the same
A marker includes a basal surface, and a plurality of reference lines provided at the basal surface in a longitudinal direction of the basal surface. The reference lines may have different gradients.
10/23/14
20140316009
Intraocular pressure reduction with intracameral bimatoprost implants
The present invention provides a method of treating an ocular condition in an eye of a patient, comprising the step of placing a biodegradable intraocular implant in an eye of the patient, the implant comprising a prostamide and a biodegradable polymer matrix that releases drug at a rate effective to sustain release of an amount of the prostamide from the implant to provide an amount of the prostamide effective to prevent or reduce a symptom of an ocular condition of the eye, wherein said ocular condition is elevated iop and said implant is placed in an intracameral location to dilate the outflow channels of the eye emanating from schlemm's canal.. .
10/23/14
20140315610
Smart court system
A smart-court system, adaptive to constrained sport environment, for enabling real time analysis and debriefing of sport activities is provided herein. The smart-court system is comprised of: (i) an automatic recording system comprising a plurality of video cameras located in a court, arranged to real-time (rt) recording of a sport session and utilizing automatic calibration and stabilization module; and (ii) a data processing system comprising: (a) a capture module for grabbing a video stream; (b) an objects' detector module arranged to extract during the rt sport session, the objects from the foreground of each frame; (c) an event module for automatically analyzing, the motion and the activities of the tracked objects for automatically identifying and classifying events, creating a synchronized event log and calculating statistics that occurred during the rt sport session; and (d) a presentation module enabling to perform instant debriefing, combined biomechanical and tactical analysis of the video..
10/23/14
20140315596
Modular advanced communication system
A communications system allows audio, video, and data to be transmitted between a remote unit, a command unit, and alternate units. A person at the remote unit can receive and respond to voice communications through a provided handset.
10/23/14
20140315229
Testing system arrangement and method for testing
This invention relates to a testing system arrangement for assessing the level of a biochemical marker, comprising a disposable device (2) with a sample inlet (4) and a at least one visible detection compartment (5a, 5b), for detection of said bio-chemical marker, a mobile unit (8) including a digital camera arranged to capture a digital picture (60) of said at least one visible detection compartment (5a, 5b), software run on a processor for analysing said picture (60) to assess said level and means arranged to present the result (70) of said assessment in a display (8a) of or connected to, said mobile unit (8), wherein said disposable device (2) is arranged with at least one reference surface (12) having a predetermined colour setting that is known to said software to enable exact assessment of the colour within said detection compartment (5a, 5b) by the use of said reference surface (12) within said digital picture as a basis reference.. .
10/23/14
20140315226
Device and method for detecting substances present in biological or chemical samples
The present invention relates to a device and a method for detecting substances which are present in biological or chemical samples, each substance producing an optically detectable signal upon reaction with a reagent. The device further comprises a sample carrier with at least two receptacles for receiving samples and is characterized in that at least part of the receptacle is equipped to receive at least 2 reagents each, and in that a camera for recording an image which shows at least one receptacle filled with at least two reagents for the detection of different substances, and an evaluation device for evaluating the samples which device is designed such as to evaluate each image by analyzing the signals in the image.
10/23/14
20140315165
System for cosmetic and therapeutic training
Systems and methods are disclosed for an apparatus and method for practicing injection techniques through an injectable apparatus. The injectable apparatus may contain a camera that is configured to detect the intensity and color of light attenuated from a testing tool after it is injected into a simulated human or animal body parts.
10/23/14
20140315156
Sighting apparatus and method
A remote camera target observation system and method of use, the system generally comprising one or more remote camera/wireless transmitter units comprising a video camera connected to a first wireless transmitter that can wirelessly transmit video signals from the video camera; one or more weather meter/wireless transmitter units comprising at least of a weather meter to continuously measure environmental conditions, weather meter/wireless transmitter units wirelessly transmitting data signals of measured environmental conditions made by the weather meter; a receiver/base unit that comprises a wireless receiver that connects to a computer, the computer connects to a user interface, the wireless receiver capable of receiving video signals from the one or more remote camera/wireless transmitter units and data signals from one or more weather meter/wireless transmitter units.. .
10/23/14
20140314661
Diagnostic system for the detection of skin cancer
Methods and compositions are provided for the analysis of skin surfaces to determine the presence of neoplastic tissue. In the methods of the invention, a composition comprising a florescent probe that binds to a specific neoplasia associated marker is applied topically to the area of interest.
10/23/14
20140314322
System and methods for world-scale camera pose estimation
System and methods for determining where a digital photograph was taken by estimating the camera pose with respect to a global scale three-dimensional database. Accurate location and orientation of the digital photograph is established through feature correspondence and geometry estimated from photograph collections..
10/23/14
20140314313
Visual clothing retrieval
Techniques are provided for efficiently identifying relevant product images based on product items detected in a query image. In general, a query image may represent a digital image in any format that depicts a human body and one or more product items.
10/23/14
20140314309
Preprocessing apparatus in stereo matching system
A preprocessing apparatus in a stereo matching system is provided. In the preprocessing apparatus, coordinate information of a stereo camera is received, a new address of a pixel of an image is specified in real time, and left and right images are interpolated, using the new address of the pixel and weight information of the stereo camera..
10/23/14
20140314284
Data acquisition for machine perception systems
Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for obtaining examples that break a visual expression classifier at user devices such as tablets, smartphones, personal computers, and cameras. The examples are sent from the user devices to a server.
10/23/14
20140314279
Clear path detection using an example-based approach
A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle using a current image generated by a camera includes defining an exemplary vanishing point for each of a plurality of sample images. Features within each of the plurality of sample images are identified, the current image generated by the camera is monitored, and features within the current image are identified.
10/23/14
20140314277
Incorporating video meta-data in 3d models
A moving object tracked within a field of view environment of a two-dimensional data feed of a calibrated video camera is represented by a three-dimensional model. An appropriate three-dimensional mesh-based volumetric model for the object is initialized by using a back-projection of a corresponding two-dimensional image.
10/23/14
20140314270
Detection of floating objects in maritime video using a mobile camera
A method and system for detecting floating objects in maritime video is disclosed. The horizon is detected within the video.
10/23/14
20140314120
Portable device with temperature sensing
A hand-held device having a housing and a processor disposed within the housing, includes a camera and a temperature sensing element having an adjustable field of view. The camera is configured to generate an image of an object and to permit the user to frame the image at a portion of the object to determine the temperature of the framed portion.
10/23/14
20140313583
Blur compensation device, lens barrel, and camera device
A blur compensation device (100) comprises; a movable member (130) which is relatively movable to a fixed member (140); a blur compensation optical member (l3) which is provided with the movable member (130) and compensates an image blur; first drive parts (132, 142) which move the movable member (130) along a first axis (x′) on a drive face crossing an optical axis (l) of the blur compensation optical member (l3); and drive parts (132, 142) which move the movable member (130) along a second axis (y′) crossing the first axis (x′) on the drive face, wherein an intersection point (m) of the first axis (x′) with the second axis (y′) is located nearer to the gravity center (g) of the movable member (130) than the center (o) of the blur compensation optical member (l3) on the drive face.. .
10/23/14
20140313504
Procedure and device for the measurement of dynamic luminance and retroreflection of road markings and signals and the obtention of the shape, position and dimensions of the same
A dynamic measurement procedure of the luminance and retroreflection of the road markings and signals and obtention of the dimensions of the same from a vehicle that circulates on the road; illuminating the zone of interest; knowing the position of the vehicle; measuring the luminance by means of a light sensor in a single pass, at known distances or intervals; identifying and extracting one or several road markings and signals simultaneously in each measurement of luminance by means of algorithms; referencing the luminance both geometrically and in time, as well as the obtention of the shape, position and dimensions of the same; and the device for carrying out said procedure, which includes a luminous source, a system of global positioning of the vehicle, a light sensor, a camera, a data processor and a data storage device.. .
10/23/14
20140313482
Assessment of microvascular circulation
Methods and compositions are disclosed to quantitatively measure in vivo blood vessel diameter, blood velocity, and other flow dynamics. Such methods and compositions can optimize therapeutic interventions designed to prevent or reduce the risk of cardiovascular and blood disorders.
10/23/14
20140313423
System and method for calibrating a display system using a short throw camera
This invention overcomes disadvantages of the prior art by providing a system and method that allows for the calibration of a display system using one or more cameras whose lenses are not modeled, or are modeled with limited accuracy, and are potentially incapable of imaging the entire projector system. The illustrative system and method generally relies on well-established models of the projectors, rather than well-established models of the cameras.
10/23/14
20140313415
Camera device, server device, image monitoring system, control method of image monitoring system, and control program of image monitoring system
An image monitoring system that efficiently utilizes a network band and decrease the processing load of a server is provided. A second image decision processor analyzes an extracted image transmitted from a monitoring terminal, and evaluates the quality (reliability) of the extracted image.
10/23/14
20140313413
Time synchronization information computation device, time synchronization information computation method and time synchronization information computation program
To provide a time synchronization information computation device capable of synchronizing the times of a plurality of cameras without the need of a special device, a time synchronization information computation method and a time synchronization information computation program. There are provided a plurality of video acquisition means 100-1 to 100-n for acquiring videos, a plurality of visual event detection means 101-1 to 101-n provided corresponding to the plurality of video acquisition means for analyzing the videos acquired by the plurality of video acquisition means 100-1 to 100-n to detect visual events, and generating visual event detection information including time information on when the visual events occur, and visual event integration means 102 for integrating the visual event detection information generated by the plurality of visual event detection means 101-1 to 101-n and synchronizing the times of the videos acquired by the plurality of video acquisition means 100-1 to 100-n..
10/23/14
20140313406
Disaster damage camera and recording system
A disaster damage camera and recording system is disclosed. The system may be used to provide evidence for insurance claims, as well as other purposes.
10/23/14
20140313405
Camera support apparatus
A camera support apparatus for supporting a video camera comprises a drive train device (1), a first inductive position sensor (23), (14) attached to a rotational output device (11) of the drive train device (10), and a second inductive position sensor (2), (3) attached to a rotational input device (4) which is operably connected to the drive train device (1), whereby the inductance sensed by the first position sensor (23), (14) is indicative of the rotational displacement of the rotational output device (11) and the inductance sensed by the second position sensor (2), (3) is indicative of the rotational displacement of the rotational input device (4).. .
10/23/14
20140313404
Shielding assembly and electronic device employing same
An electronic device includes a camera module and a shielding assembly. The shielding assembly includes at least one window glass and a smart film mounted to the window glass.
10/23/14
20140313403
Camera module having ambient light sensor
A camera module facilitating the assembly therewith of an ambient light sensor includes a flexible printed circuit board (fpcb), a lens module, and a case. The fpcb includes a ground layer.
10/23/14
20140313402
Wiring substrate and camera module
There is provide a wiring substrate, including: a first connection part formed on one side thereof; a second connection part formed on the other side thereof; and an intermediate part formed between the first and second connection parts and having one or more pleats formed therein.. .
10/23/14
20140313401
Rapid synchronized lighting and shuttering
This document describes various apparatuses and techniques for rapid synchronized lighting and shuttering. These apparatuses and techniques are capable of capturing two images, where one of the images integrates multiple exposures during which an image area is illuminated by a light source and another of the images integrates multiple exposures during which the image is not illuminated by the light source.
10/23/14
20140313384
Solid-state image sensor, method for manufacturing the same, and camera
A method for manufacturing a solid-state image sensor having a pixel region, a peripheral circuit region, and an intermediate region interposed between the pixel region and the peripheral circuit region, includes forming a high melting point metal compound in active regions of the peripheral circuit region and the intermediate region, forming an etch stop film on the high melting point metal compound formed in the active regions of the peripheral circuit region and the intermediate region, forming an interlayer insulating film on the etch stop film, and forming, by using the etch stop film, a contact plug to contact the high melting point metal compound in the active region of the peripheral circuit region.. .
10/23/14
20140313379
Imaging systems with crosstalk reduction structures
An imaging system may include a camera module with an image sensor having an array of image sensor pixels. The image sensor may include a substrate having an array of photodiodes, an array of microlenses formed over the array of photodiodes, and an array of color filter elements interposed between the array of microlenses and the array of photodiodes.
10/23/14
20140313377
In relation to a lens system for a camera
Disclosed is a lens system for removable connection to a portable programmable device which includes a camera. This lens system can be arranged in various embodiments to modify the field of view experienced by this camera, and in specific embodiments can modify the direction of this cameras field of view.
10/23/14
20140313376
Processing of time-of-flight signals
Described herein is a method and sensor of processing time-of-flight (tof) signals in a tof camera system including an illumination unit and an imaging sensor. The method comprises illuminating the scene with light at a first frequency, detecting reflected light from at least one object in the scene at the first frequency, and determining a phase measurement using i and q values.
10/23/14
20140313372
Image distribution system and methods
A method of distributing digital images includes capturing a first digital image using the first digital camera and converting, using the first digital camera, the first digital image into lossless code. The lossless code is displayed on the display of the first digital camera and is captured using a second digital camera.
10/23/14
20140313365
Virtual presence system
A method comprising capturing, by a device equipped with a first camera, at least one image about an object of interest; determining at least one of location and orientation information of the device; retrieving, on the basis of at least one of said at least one image and said location and orientation information, at least one image of the object of interest from a service comprising media associated with location information; capturing, by a second camera, at least one image about an object currently locating in the vicinity of the object of interest; creating a cropped image from the at least one image about said object, the cropped image comprising at least a cropped portion of said object; and embedding the cropped image of said object to the at least one image of the object of interest retrieved from said service.. .
10/23/14
20140313363
Systems and methods for implementing and using gesture based user interface widgets with camera input
Described is approach to gesture interaction that is based on user interface widgets. In order to detect user gestures, the widgets are provided with hotspots that are monitored using a camera for predetermined patterns of occlusion.
10/23/14
20140313359
Camera assembly and image acquisition method using the same
Disclosed is a camera assembly having a wide viewing angle using a variable mirror. The camera assembly includes a variable mirror located in front of an image sensor, a variable mirror controller to switch a mode of the variable mirror to one of a reflection mode to reflect light incident upon the variable mirror and a transmission mode to transmit light incident upon the variable mirror, an image sensor to sense the light reflected by the variable mirror to acquire first image data and to sense the light transmitted through the variable mirror to acquire second image data, and an image processing unit to register the first image data and the second image data acquired by the image sensor to generate a third image..
10/23/14
20140313358
Peripheral equipment for controlling camera arranged in a terminal, system and method thereof
The invention relates to the field of portable electronic equipment, and discloses peripheral equipment for controlling a camera arranged in a terminal, a system and a method thereof. The peripheral equipment comprises: an external controller, comprising a user operation end for receiving an operation action of a user; and a trigger signal generator for generating a regular trigger event signal according to the operation action; and a transmission device, comprising an interface interacting with the terminal, for transmitting the trigger event signal to the terminal through a transmission medium.
10/23/14
20140313351
Method and system for concatenating video clips into a single video file
A method, system and data structure for concatenating a series of video files into a single video file is provided. A remote device having a video camera and a microphone can be used to record a series of video files where each video file contains an answer to an interview question and comprises both video data and audio data.
10/23/14
20140313347
Traffic camera calibration update utilizing scene analysis
Methods and systems are disclosed for updating camera geometric calibration utilizing scene analysis. Geometric calibration parameters can be derived with respect to one or more cameras and selected reference points of interest identified from a scene acquired by one or more of such cameras.
10/23/14
20140313346
Tracking shooting system and method
A tracking shooting system and method are disclosed herein. The tracking shooting system includes a camera device, a wireless radio frequency module, a wireless transceiver and a control module.
10/23/14
20140313345
Flying object visual identification system
A system for visually identifying a flying object includes a detection subsystem, a visual inspection subsystem, and an identification processor. The detection subsystem is configured to detect the location of one or more flying objects within an area, and includes at least one of radar, lidar, and visual detection.
10/23/14
20140313343
Modular infrared camera systems and methods
Modular infrared imaging systems and methods disclosed herein, in accordance with one or more embodiments, provide for capturing an infrared image, sensing a mode of operation, processing the captured infrared image according to the sensed mode of operation, generating a processed infrared image based on the sensed mode of operation, and displaying the processed infrared image.. .
10/23/14
20140313340
System and method for predicting patient falls
A patient fall prediction system receives video image frames from a surveillance camera positioned in a patient's room and analyses the video image frames for movement that may be a precursor to a patient fall. In set up phase, the viewpoint of the camera is directed at a risk area associated with patient falls, beds, chairs, wheelchairs, etc.
10/23/14
20140313338
Information processing system and method, information processing apparatus, image-capturing device and method, recording medium, and program
A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data.
10/23/14
20140313337
Vehicle vision system with fastenerless lens attachment
A vehicle vision system includes a camera module including an image sensor array, a lens holder and a lens. The camera module is configured to mount at a receiving structure at an interior surface of a vehicle windshield of a vehicle.
10/23/14
20140313335
Vision system for vehicle with adjustable cameras
A vision system of a vehicle includes a forward viewing imager, a rearward viewing imager and sideward viewing imagers. The forward viewing imager is disposed at a forward portion of the vehicle and has a forward field of view.
10/23/14
20140313334
Technique for image acquisition and management
A technique for image acquisition and management, by utilizing a mobile device equipped with a camera and a mobile software application. The software application enables a) providing guidance to an operator for making, by the camera, a set of one or more images of an object, so as to obtain them at one or more angles suggested by the software application for properly registering currently existing visible features of the object, b) obtaining the set of images, c) storing the set of obtained images as a current set, along with its related data, in at least one storage/processing location for further analysis.
10/23/14
20140313331
Refrigerator and operating method thereof
A refrigerator and an operating method thereof are provided. The operating method of the refrigerator, which may include a drawer and a camera, may include recognizing initiation of a closing operation of the drawer, acquiring an internal image of the drawer using the camera at a point in time at which the closing operation of the drawer is initiated, and externally displaying and/or transmitting the final image..
10/23/14
20140313330
Video identification and analytical recognition system
An analytical recognition system includes one or more video cameras configured to capture video and a video analytics module configured to perform real-time video processing and analyzation of the captured video and generate non-video data. The video analytic module includes one or more algorithms configured to identify an abnormal situation.
10/23/14
20140313328
Refrigerator and operating method thereof
A refrigerator may include a detection device that detects at least one of a position or movement of a door of the refrigerator, a camera to capture an image of an area inside the refrigerator, and a controller to control the camera to capture the image based on the detected position or movement of the door. A start of a door opening operation and a door closing operation may be detected based on the detected position or movement of the door.
10/23/14
20140313321
Optical ground tracking apparatus, systems, and methods
Optical ground tracking apparatus for use with buried object locators or other instruments or devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a ground tracking apparatus integral with or coupled to a buried object locator includes a housing, a plurality of camera modules, a distance measurement module, and a processing element to generate tracking information based on images or video streams from the camera modules in combination with distance data generated from the distance measurement module..
10/23/14
20140313318
Information processing system and method, information processing apparatus, image-capturing device and method, recording medium, and program
A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data.
10/23/14
20140313317
Handler for testing semiconductor device and method for checking whether semiconductor device remains using the same
A handler for testing semiconductor device is disclosed. The handler for testing semiconductor device includes a socket plate having a test socket to be electrically connected to a tester, a device feeder configured to feed a semiconductor device to the test socket or recover the semiconductor device from the test socket, a camera obtaining an image of the test socket, a sensor sensing an exposing moment that at least one photographing area among photographing areas on the test socket is exposed to the camera, while the device feeder moves, and a controller configured to operate the camera to take a photograph at the exposing moment and to determine whether a semiconductor device remains in the test socket, using the image obtained by the camera..
10/23/14
20140313316
Adjustable variable resolution inspection systems and methods using multiple image sensors
Camera heads having multiple image sensors, configured to provide digitally articulated images or video, at adjustable resolutions and/or offsets and orientations, to a camera control unit (ccu) or other electronic computing system for display, storage, and/or transmission to other systems are disclosed.. .
10/23/14
20140313314
Data management in a linear-array-based microscope slide scanner
Systems and methods for capturing image data using a line scan camera. In an embodiment, a line scan camera captures image data of a sample as a plurality of image stripes.
10/23/14
20140313313
Fully automatic rapid microscope slide scanner
Microscope slide scanner. In an embodiment the microscope slide scanner comprises a single enclosure unit that includes at least one objective lens, at least one line scan camera, at least one communication port, and at least one processor.
10/23/14
20140313308
Apparatus and method for tracking gaze based on camera array
An apparatus and method for tracking a gaze based on a camera array are provided. The apparatus may include a camera array including a plurality of cameras, and a plurality of light sources for the plurality of cameras, a light source controller to control the plurality of light sources so that the plurality of cameras capture a bright pupil image and a dark pupil image of a user, a detector to detect a position of a pupil center of the user, and a position of a glint caused by reflection of the plurality of light sources from the captured bright pupil image and the captured dark pupil image, and an estimator to estimate an interest position of eyes of the user by tracking a gaze direction of the eyes, based on the detected position of the pupil center and the detected position of the glint..
10/23/14
20140313307
Electronic device and method for unlocking in the electronic device
An electronic device and an unlocking method in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display unit configured to display at least one function icon on a lock screen, at least one camera, and a controller configured to recognize a face based on data received from the at least one camera in response to a request for unlocking, to select a function icon to be executed from among the at least one function icon, to perform unlocking based on the facial recognition, and to execute, simultaneously with the unlocking, a function corresponding to the selected function icon..
10/23/14
20140313302
Hair consultation tool arrangement and method
A hair consultation tool arrangement is disclosed comprising a digital video camera (2) adapted for continuously taking pictures of a model's head and hair (3), a processing unit (4) having a camera interface for collecting pictures recorded by the digital video camera (2), a processor with an image processing software tool implemented for processing the collected pictures and a display interface for sending the processed pictures (6) to a display device (5), and a display device (5) for presenting the processed pictures (6). The hair consultation tool arrangement (1) comprises an illumination device (8) directed towards the model's head and hair (3) for illuminating the part of the model (3) imaged by the digital video camera (2)..
10/23/14
20140313301
Camera control device, camera control method, and camera control system
A camera control device includes: an entering prediction value calculator configured to calculate an entering prediction value representing a possibility of entering of the user terminal in a monitoring range of the camera; an entering prediction time calculator configured to calculate entering prediction time that is prediction time necessary for the entering of the user terminal in the monitoring range of the camera; a preparation time calculator configured to calculate preparation time necessary for running the application on the camera; and a determination unit configured to determine whether preparation for running of an application on the camera is started.. .
10/23/14
20140313299
Dental camera for detecting caries
A camera head of a dental camera for detecting caries in an interdental space has an illuminating device for illuminating a tooth adjacent to the interdental space, which includes an infrared light source. The camera head further includes optics which have an image plane and an object plane, wherein an image sensor is located in the image plane, and the object plane divides the space into two half spaces, wherein a first half space contains the optics and is located in front of the object plane, and a second half space is located behind the object plane, both as seen from the optics.
10/23/14
20140313295
Non-linear navigation of a three dimensional stereoscopic display
Systems and methods for navigating a 3d stereoscopic scene displayed via a 3d stereoscopic display system using user head tracking. A reference pov including a reference user head position and a reference user head orientation may be established.
10/23/14
20140313294
Display panel and method of detecting 3d geometry of object
A display panel includes: a plurality of pixels configured to display an image; at least one camera sensitive to a non-visible wavelength light and configured to have a field of view overlapping a front area of the display panel; and a plurality of emitters configured to emit light having the non-visible wavelength light in synchronization with exposures of the at least one camera.. .
10/23/14
20140313292
Determining depth data for a captured image
A method, system, and one or more computer-readable storage media for depth acquisition from density modulated binary patterns are provided herein. The method includes capturing a number of images for a scene using an ir camera and a number of ir lasers including diffraction grates.
10/23/14
20140313287
Information processing method and information processing device
An information processing method and information processing device helps drivers easily recognize the environment outside a vehicle. The method includes acquiring the current spatial position of a camera and its shooting range, constructing a three-dimensional scene of the shooting range and setting the display property of this three-dimensional scene as transparent, acquiring a two-dimensional view of this three-dimensional scene from the view point of the camera based on the three-dimensional scene and the distribution data of interest points within the shooting range, wherein the two-dimensional view includes the annotation of an interest point whose position in the two-dimensional view corresponds to the position of the interest point of the current frame captured by the camera, adjusting the size of the two-dimensional view to match it with the size of the frame captured by the camera, and outputting the frame superposed with the two-dimensional view..
10/23/14
20140313224
Image processing device and method, and program
A projected image generation unit generates projected images by mapping, on a cylindrical surface, captured images taken by a camera being rotated 360 degrees. A cumulative difference value calculation unit calculates a cumulative difference value in each position between the adjacent projected images.
10/23/14
20140313221
Imaging mail
Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to turning snail mail into electronic mail. A digital image of the snail mail is captured using a digital camera, and an index number is applied to the digital image.
10/23/14
20140313220
Constrained virtual camera control
A method is described that includes receiving, from a first device, input used to select a first object in a computer-generated environment. The first device has at least two degrees of freedom with which to control the selection of the first object.
10/23/14
20140313219
Display of photographic attributes related to a geographic location
A display is created relating to photography done by a camera. A first coverage zone is determined for at least one of the following: a current photograph, or a first past photograph.
10/23/14
20140313136
Systems and methods for finger pose estimation on touchscreen devices
Described are systems and methods for estimating finger pose of a user during a tactile input event. In one implementation, the system incorporates: a touch-sensitive display device configured to detect a tactile event and to determine a contact point of an object and the touch-sensitive display device, the contact point associated with the tactile event; a camera configured to capture an image of an area proximal to the surface of the touch-sensitive display device; and a central processing unit configured, in response to the detection of the tactile event, to determine information on a pose of the object based on the captured image and the determined contact point..
10/23/14
20140313125
More useful man machine interfaces and applications
A method for enhancing a well-being of a small child or baby utilizes at least one tv camera positioned to observe one or more points on the child or an object associated with the child. Signals from the tv camera are outputted to a computer, which analyzes the output signals to determine a position or movement of the child or child associated object.
10/23/14
20140313124
Method and apparatus for tracking user's gaze point using mobile terminal
A method for tracking a user's gaze point using a mobile terminal is provided. The method includes detecting the user's eye area from a camera that is mounted in the mobile terminal and selecting reference points of the eye area, detecting a pupil corresponding to an interest area that is obtained from the reference points, generating a first virtual grid of the eye area using a pickup image of a gaze point of the pupil corresponding to each corner of the display and generating a second virtual grid having the same division areas as those of the first virtual grid in the display, and mapping a position of the pupil within the second virtual grid area corresponding to a position of the pupil within the first virtual grid..
10/23/14
20140313123
Projector for projecting pattern for motion recognition and motion recognition apparatus and method using the same
In addition, the motion recognition apparatus includes a projector configured to project a pattern, a camera configured to photograph the projected pattern to generate an image including depth information, and a control unit configured to recognize a motion of a user using the image including the depth information and carry out a command corresponding to the recognized motion of the user.. .
10/23/14
20140313122
Systems and methods for enabling gesture control based on detection of occlusion patterns
Described is an approach to enabling gesture interactions for the viewport widget in a graphical user interface (gui) library. The gesture interactions may include continuous operations such as panning, zooming and rotating of the viewport's content with fingers (or styluses).
10/23/14
20140313121
Eyeglasses attached with projector and method of controlling the same
Eyeglasses including a lens unit including a pair of lenses and a frame, a supporting unit supporting the lens unit, a camera mounted on the frame, a projector mounted on the frame and configured to project content on a screen, and a processor configured to control the camera and the projector. A method of controlling eyeglasses, including generating a first projector image to be projected on a screen by a projector mounted on the eyeglasses, obtaining a camera image from a camera mounted on the eyeglasses, and generating a first user input signal by analyzing the camera image..


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