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Facilitating purchase from video advertisements

Facilitating purchase from video advertisements

Scrollable in-line camera for capturing and sharing content

Apple

Scrollable in-line camera for capturing and sharing content

Scrollable in-line camera for capturing and sharing content

Capturing a content object in a messaging system

Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
02/26/15
20150058952
 Digital handshake for authentication of devices patent thumbnailDigital handshake for authentication of devices
This is directed to a digital handshake for establishing a secure communications path between two electronic devices. Each device can capture an image of the other device using a camera (e.g., a front facing camera or a back facing camera) and extract, from the captured image, a key or seed associated with the other device.
Apple Inc.
02/26/15
20150058870
 Facilitating purchase from video advertisements patent thumbnailFacilitating purchase from video advertisements
A purchase code, such as a web address indicating a webpage of a product at a merchant's website, may be embedded into a video advertisement by steganography. The video advertisement embedding the purchase code may be displayed to consumers on televisions or on display kiosks installed at a merchant's storefront.
02/26/15
20150058754
 Scrollable in-line camera for capturing and sharing content patent thumbnailScrollable in-line camera for capturing and sharing content
Some embodiments described herein provide an application that includes a scrollable in-line camera for capturing and sharing media content. In some embodiments, the in-line camera is provided in a scrollable view of the application.
Apple Inc.
02/26/15
20150058746
 Capturing a content object in a messaging system patent thumbnailCapturing a content object in a messaging system
A technology for a computing device that is operable to capture a content object. A first content object can be received from a first computing device via a graphical user interface.
02/26/15
20150058649
 Mode switching method and apparatus of terminal patent thumbnailMode switching method and apparatus of terminal
A mode switching method and apparatus of a terminal including a camera for acquiring motion information of a user and a plurality of operation modes for power management is provided. The mode switching method includes transitioning, when a motion of a first pattern is detected by the camera, the terminal from an active mode to a standby mode, transitioning, when a motion of a second pattern is detected by the camera, the terminal from the standby mode to an inactive mode, and transitioning, when a first mode switching input is detected in the inactive mode, from the inactive mode to the active mode, wherein the camera acquires the motion information of the user in at least one of the active mode and the standby mode..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150058049
 Systems and methods for identifying and analyzing a customer queue patent thumbnailSystems and methods for identifying and analyzing a customer queue
An image from a camera may be received and location coordinates of customers in the image may be identified. A line may be calculated based on the location coordinates and a join zone may be defined on the line.
Retailnext, Inc.
02/26/15
20150057889
 Vehicle power steering system patent thumbnailVehicle power steering system
In the vehicle power steering system, a first assist torque component is computed based on a steering torque and a vehicle speed. A target steered angle is computed based on the first assist torque component and the steering torque, and a second assist torque component is set based on the target steered angle and an actual steered angle.
Jtekt Corporation
02/26/15
20150057801
 Real time approximation for robotic space exploration patent thumbnailReal time approximation for robotic space exploration
A system and method for guidance of a moving robotic device through an approximated real time (art) virtual video stream is presented. The system and method includes at least one camera for collecting images of a terrain in a remote location, at least one terrain data collecting device for collecting data from a remote location, a memory for storing images from the plurality of cameras, a communication device for transmitting the images and data over a path and a computer configured to calculate a delay between the cameras and the receiver.
02/26/15
20150057600
 Insufflation system patent thumbnailInsufflation system
An aerosol generator is positioned adjacent to a patient as an attachment to a trocar. The trocar has an entry port for insufflation gas.
Aerosurgical Limited
02/26/15
20150057548
 Side-scan infrared imaging devices patent thumbnailSide-scan infrared imaging devices
Infrared imaging devices are provided which are configured to implement side-scan infrared imaging for, e.g., medical applications. For example, an imaging device includes a ring-shaped detector element comprising a circular array of infrared detectors configured to detect thermal infrared radiation, and a focusing element configured to focus incident infrared radiation towards the circular array of infrared detectors.
Public Service Solutions, Inc.
02/26/15
20150057496

Wirelessly powered capsule endoscope


The disclosure features wireless power transfer systems that include a wirelessly powered capsule endoscope comprising a camera, a light source, electronics, an antenna, a device resonator, and a capsule enclosure; and a power supply resonator; wherein the power supply resonator is configured and arranged to resonantly couple with the device resonator to provide power to the wirelessly powered capsule endoscope via an oscillating magnetic field.. .
Witricity Corporation
02/26/15
20150057082

Method and system to create three-dimensional mapping in a two-dimensional game


Natural three-dimensional (xw,yw,zw,tw) gesture player interaction with a two-dimensional game application rendered on a two or three dimensional display includes mapping acquired (xw,yw,zw,tw) gesture data to virtual game-world (xv,yv,zv,tv) coordinates or vice versa, and scaling if needed. The game application is caused to render at least one image on the display responsive to the mapped and scaled (xw,yw,zw) data, where the display and game interaction is rendered from the player's perception viewpoint.
Aquifi, Inc.
02/26/15
20150056719

Universal rapid diagnostic test reader with trans-visual sensitivity


A universal rapid diagnostics test reader is disclosed and described herein that includes a set of control electronics, a digital camera component, an illumination component, a housing component, and a rapid diagnostics test tray, wherein the tray can hold at least one rapid diagnostics test having a shape and a size in a fixed position relative to the digital camera component and the illumination component, and wherein the reader can accommodate more than one different rapid diagnostics test. Methods are also disclosed that include: providing at least one first rapid diagnostics test having a first physical size, first feature and first format; providing at least one second rapid diagnostics test having a second physical size, second feature and second format; inserting the first rapid diagnostics test in a universal rapid diagnostics test reader; analyzing the first rapid diagnostics test using the universal rapid diagnostics test reader; removing the first rapid diagnostics test from the reader; inserting the second rapid diagnostics test in a universal rapid diagnostics test reader without any mechanical adjustments of the reader or without the use of any additional parts or additional inserts; and analyzing the second rapid diagnostics test using the universal rapid diagnostics test reader..
02/26/15
20150056412

Article and making the same


Article comprising an interpenetrating phase. Embodiments of the articles are useful, for example, for optical and optoelectronic devices, displays, solar, light sensors, eye wear, camera lens, and glazing..
3m Innovative Properties Company
02/26/15
20150056043

Workpiece orienting and centering with a factory interface


A workpiece orientation is determined by camera during transfer to a load lock, and the orientation is corrected during load lock pump down.. .
Applied Materials, Inc.
02/26/15
20150056002

Apparatus for connecting a plurality of elongate members to form a support structure


An apparatus for connecting a plurality of elongate members to form a support structure for supporting an accessory is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the apparatus comprises a rigid body having a top end and a bottom end, at least three inclined through holes and a vertical through hole within the rigid body wherein each through hole is configured for receiving a corresponding elongate member such as, for example a disassembled section of a telescopic trekking pole, and also an accessory mount configured for supporting a camera to a top end of an elongate member secured within the vertical through hole.
02/26/15
20150055937

Aggregating images and audio data to generate virtual reality content


The disclosure includes a system and method for aggregating image frames and audio data to generate virtual reality content. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: receive video data describing image frames from a camera array; receive audio data from a microphone array; aggregate the image frames to generate a stream of three-dimensional (3d) video data, the stream of 3d video data including a stream of left panoramic images and a stream of right panoramic images; generate a stream of 3d audio data from the audio data; and generate virtual reality content that includes the stream of 3d video data and the stream of 3d audio data..
Jaunt Inc.
02/26/15
20150055931

Video system for capturing and storing video content


The present disclosure provides a video system for capturing and distributing video content. The video system includes a camera arrangement for capturing video content and storing the video content in data memory, and a tag arrangement in communication with the camera arrangement.
Filmme Group Ltd
02/26/15
20150055929

Camera array including camera modules


The disclosure includes a camera array comprising camera modules, the camera modules comprising a master camera that includes a processor, a memory, a sensor, a lens, a status indicator, and a switch, the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a start operation to start recording video data using the lens and the sensor in the other camera modules and the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a stop operation to stop recording, the status indicator configured to indicate a status of at least one of the camera modules.. .
Jaunt Inc.
02/26/15
20150055891

Method, electronic device, and computer program product


According to one embodiment, a method has storing, registering and displaying. The storing is storing a plurality of images having at least a first image in storage.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
02/26/15
20150055886

Image fusion system and method


An image fusion system and method are provided. The system includes a plurality of cameras configured to generate a plurality of images, respectively, and an image fusion unit configured to fuse the plurality of images into a single image..
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055855

Learning systems and methods


A sequence of images depicting an object is captured, e.g., by a camera at a point-of-sale terminal in a retail store. The object is identified, such as by a barcode or watermark that is detected from one or more of the images.
Digimarc Corporation
02/26/15
20150055832

Method for video data ranking


This invention deals with data processing methods. This method involves the receipt of video data from a video camera and transmission of ranked video data to a user and/or to storage via communication links.
02/26/15
20150055830

Automatically determining field of view overlap among multiple cameras


Field of view overlap among multiple cameras are automatically determined as a function of the temporal overlap of object tracks determined within their fields-of-view. Object tracks with the highest similarity value are assigned into pairs, and portions of the assigned object track pairs having a temporally overlapping period of time are determined.
International Business Machines Corporation
02/26/15
20150055827

Motion capture while fishing


Various implementations described herein are directed to a non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a computer, may cause the computer to automatically receive motion capture data recorded by one or more cameras. The computer may analyze the motion capture data to detect a cast, catch, or bite.
Navico Holding As
02/26/15
20150055357

Headlight controller and vehicle headlight system


A headlight controller and a vehicle headlight system including an adb and afs can include a headlight controller and an optical unit. The headlight controller can include a system controller and a camera photographing vehicles located in a travelling direction of a subject vehicle, and the system controller can be configured to output a control signal to provide favorable light distribution patterns by using image data output from the camera in accordance with traffic conditions.
Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055234

Lens holder, lens driving device, camera device and electronic device


A lens driving device in which the lens holder is employed, a camera device and an electronic device are also disclosed. The lens holder includes portions formed as having the respective different outer circumferential diameters between the upper side and the lower side of the vertical direction and provided in predetermined areas located in the circumferential direction of the outer circumferential wall of the lens holder around which a coil is to be wound, and a flanged portion that protrudes from the outer circumferential wall of the lens holder toward the radially outward side, wherein the diametrically larger portion among the portions formed as having the respective different outer circumferential diameters between the upper side and the lower side of the vertical direction and the flanged portion are arranged so that they can be spaced away from each other by a predetermined gap..
New Shicoh Technology Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055220

Lens driving device and camera module including the same


A lens driving device includes a lens barrel supporting a lens; an autofocusing driving unit disposed on one side of a plane perpendicular to an optical axis direction based on the lens barrel to thereby drive the lens barrel in the optical axis direction; and a hand-shake prevention driving unit disposed on sides of the plane perpendicular to the optical axis direction other than the one side on which the autofocusing driving unit is disposed, to thereby drive the lens in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis direction.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055158

Processing apparatus


Provided is a processing apparatus that receives an operation and performs a process in response to the operation, the processing apparatus including a camera that captures an image of a human approaching the processing apparatus, and a control unit that analyzes a distance to a human within an angle of the view of image capturing and a travelling direction of the human, based on the captured image generated by the camera, using analysis results as one basis determines whether to cause the processing apparatus to transition to an enabled state, and causes the processing apparatus to transition to an enabled state when the determination of the transition to an enabled state is made.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055118

Light-emitting device and camera


A light-emitting device that can switch between two modes: single light emission and intermittent light emission is provided. The light-emitting device includes a driver circuit that can supply a control pulse signal, a constant current power supply that is supplied with the control pulse signal and can supply a constant current pulse, and a light-emitting panel that is supplied with the constant current pulse.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055036

Electronic device having display with split driver ledges


An electronic device may be provided with a display. The display may be a liquid crystal display having a thin-film transistor layer and a color filter layer.
Apple Inc.
02/26/15
20150055011

Image device and focus control method


When reliability of a defocus amount which is calculated using a signal from a region 50a is low, a digital camera expands the phase difference detection target region to the regions 50a, 50b, and 50c. Further, the digital camera calculates a defocus amount using a correlation operation result of an output signal group of pixel cells 31r in an odd numbered column and an output signal group of the pixel cells 31l in an odd numbered column and a correlation operation result of an output signal group of pixel cells 31r in an even numbered column and an output signal group of the pixel cells 31l in an even numbered column, in the regions 50a, 50b, and 50c..
Fujifilm Corporation
02/26/15
20150055009

Camera module and electronic device including the same


There is provided a camera module including: a lens housing in which a lens is disposed; a glass cover formed of a transparent material and covering the lens housing; and a coil conductive part formed between an outer surface of the lens and an inner surface of the glass cover.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055005

Cable storage drum with moveable ccu docking apparatus


Embodiments of video inspection systems with moveably dockable ccus are disclosed. In one embodiment a video inspection system includes a frame element, a camera control unit (ccu), and a docking apparatus mechanically coupled to the frame element and/or the ccu so as to allow the ccu to rotate relative to the frame, about a rotational axis, responsive to a user action..
Seescan, Inc.
02/26/15
20150055003

Portable electronic device


A portable electronic device includes a main body, a camera, a primary display unit, a secondary display unit, and a screen control unit. The main body includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
02/26/15
20150054996

Solid-state imaging device and camera system


A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel unit in which pixels are arranged in a matrix pattern; and a pixel signal read-out unit including an ad conversion unit performing analog-to-digital (ad) conversion of a pixel signal read out from the pixel unit, wherein each pixel included in the pixel unit includes division pixels divided into regions in which photosensitivity levels or electric charge accumulating amounts are different from one another, the pixel signal reading unit includes a normal read-out mode and a multiple read-out mode, and includes a function of changing a configuration of a frame in accordance with a change of the read-out mode, and wherein the ad conversion unit acquires a pixel signal of one pixel by adding the division pixel signals while performing ad conversion for the division pixel signals.. .
Sony Corporation
02/26/15
20150054993

Array cameras with light barriers


An imaging system such as an array camera may include an array of image sensors. The image sensors may each include an array of image pixels formed in a common image sensor substrate.
Aptina Imaging Corporation
02/26/15
20150054991

Advanced noise reduction in digital cameras


A noise reduction apparatus for digital cameras is presented that includes groups of one or more connected non-linear filter units. Each of the filter unit groups are driven by decimated input image data at a different level of decimation and the output of at least one of these filter unit groups serves as one of a plurality of inputs to another filter unit group driven at a different decimation level.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
02/26/15
20150054985

Method and capturing images


A method is provided including: capturing a first set of images, wherein each one of the first set of images is captured in accordance with a different value of a camera setting; generating a second set of reduced images, wherein each of the second set of reduced images is a reduced version of a respective one of the first set of images; generating, by an electronic device, a third set of composite images, wherein each one of the third set of composite images is generated by hdr-compositing the second set of reduced images in accordance with a different weight-ratio; receiving a selection of a first composite image, the first composite image being part of the third set of composite images; and storing a second composite image, the second composite image being generated by hdr-compositing the first set of images in accordance with a weight ratio associated with the first composite image.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150054981

Method, electronic device, and computer program product


According to one embodiment, a method includes: storing image data acquired by a camera in an electronic device, first information regarding a date and time at which the image data is acquired, and second information regarding a position at which the image data is acquired; acquiring third information regarding a first position at which the electronic device is present; and displaying, when the electronic device is in a first region comprising the first position, first image data acquired by the camera in the first region based on a photographing interval in the first region.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
02/26/15
20150054971

Method and apparatus to correct digital image blur due to motion of subject or imaging device


Signal processing techniques are applied to digital image data to remove the distortion caused by motion of the camera, or the movement of the subject being photographed, or defective optics, or optical distortion from other sources. When the image is captured, the effect of relative motion between the camera and the subject is that it transforms the true image into a blurred image according to a 2-dimensional transfer function.
02/26/15
20150054969

Image pickup apparatus, image pickup system, controlling image pickup apparatus, controlling image pickup system, and program


A monitoring camera includes an image pickup unit which captures an image of an object, a communication unit which receives superimposition information from a client apparatus through an ip network, a controller which determines whether the received superimposition information is larger than a first amount, an osd generation unit which outputs part of the received superimposition information when the superimposition information is larger than the first amount and outputs the received superimposition information when the superimposition information is not larger than the first amount, and a compressing/encoding unit which superimposes the output superimposition information on the captured image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
02/26/15
20150054967

Apparatus, control method and program thereof, and external apparatus


A monitoring camera can make communication with a client apparatus through an ip network. The monitoring camera includes an image capturing unit that captures an image of an object, a compressing and encoding unit that overlays overlay information on the captured image, and a communication unit that transmits transparency information indicative of whether or not a transparency can be set for each of a first portion and a second portion of the overlay information, which is overlaid by the compressing and encoding unit, to the client apparatus via the ip network..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
02/26/15
20150054963

Interactive projection effect and entertainment system


Various embodiments herein include systems, methods, and software for an entertainment projection device. In addition to projecting entertainment content, the projection device includes a camera for capturing user motion and a graphical display that is arranged to be altered in response to detection of user motion as captured by the camera.
Lumo Play, Inc.
02/26/15
20150054960

Facilitating detection, processing and display of combination of visible and near non-visible light


A digital camera accesses, processes and displays a combination image composed of visible light and near non-visible (“nnv”) light. A method can include accessing, by a digital camera, raw data having first information associated with a first electromagnetic spectrum range and second information associated with a second electromagnetic spectrum range.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
02/26/15
20150054958

Vehicle safety control apparatus and method using cameras


A vehicle safety control apparatus using cameras includes a first camera configured to photograph a current object at at least one of a narrow angle and a straight angle during running, a second camera configured to photograph the current object at a wide angle during the running, an image processing unit configured to perform image processing on first current object image data captured by the first camera and second current object image data captured by the second camera, a recognition unit configured to recognize the first and second current object image data on which the image processing unit has performed the image processing, a storage unit configured to cause the recognized data to match preset reference object-specific data and separately store the data matching the preset reference object-specific data; and a control unit configured to receive the recognized data and deliver a storage command to the storage unit.. .
Mando Corporation
02/26/15
20150054957

System and automated sequencing of vehicle under low speed conditions from video


A computer-implemented method, system, and computer-readable medium is disclosed for determining a sequence order for vehicles in one or more image frames from an operational video, the operational video acquired from a fixed video camera comprising a field of view associated with a vehicle merge area where upstream traffic from a first lane and upstream traffic from a second lane merge to a single lane. The method can include obtaining operational video from a fixed video camera; detecting, within a region of interest (roi) of the one or more image frames from the operational video, a first area and a second area in the vehicle merge area using a trained classifier that is trained to detect the first area and the second area; and determining the sequence order of the vehicles based on the first area and the second area that are detected..
Xerox Corporation
02/26/15
20150054956

Microcomputer, system including the same, and data transfer device


A microcomputer is provided, which can load data of different areas in parallel and transfer the loaded data to a storage circuit. The microcomputer includes a cpu to control a dris each of which loads image data of a prescribed area out of image data inputted from a camera and transfers the image data to a memory blocks, and the dris each of which transfers image data of respectively different area out of the image data inputted from camera to the memory blocks.
Renesas Electronics Corporation
02/26/15
20150054955

Image processing vehicle camera and image processing apparatus using the same


Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus of a vehicle camera, including a light source extraction unit configured to extract light sources from a first frame exposed to light sources during a first time and to extract light sources including motion blurs from a second frame exposed to the light sources during a second time longer than the first time, a target light source classification unit configured to classify a first target light source that belongs to the light sources of the first frame and that does not move and a second target light source that belongs to the light sources of the second frame and that does not move, and a motion determination unit configured to estimate a first location that is the central point of the first target light source and a second location that is the central line including the central point of the second target light source, compare the first location with the second location, and determine whether or not a pitch motion of the vehicle has occurred.. .
Mando Corporation
02/26/15
20150054950

Tailgate position detection


A system includes a camera module disposed on a vehicle. The camera module records an image and generates an image signal representing the image.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
02/26/15
20150054947

Device for data routing in networks


An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network having remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment.
02/26/15
20150054946

Real-time inspection guidance of triangulation scanner


A processor and projector images a coded projector pattern of light on a portion of an object providing a first coded surface pattern of light, images a first sequential projector pattern of light on another portion of the object providing a first sequential surface pattern of light, and images a second sequential projector pattern of light on the other portion providing a second sequential surface pattern of light. A camera forms a first coded image of the first coded surface pattern of light and generates a first coded array, forms a first sequential image of the first sequential surface pattern of light and generates a first sequential array, forms a second sequential image of the second sequential surface pattern of light and generates a second sequential array.
Faro Technologies, Inc.
02/26/15
20150054943

Audio focusing via multiple microphones


Various technologies are applied to focus audio received from a plurality of microphones of a mobile device. A camera can be used to portray a scene, and a selection within the scene can focus audio to a desired audio focus region.
02/26/15
20150054939

Internal inspection of machinery by stitched surface imaging


A method of generating a comprehensive image (87) of interior surfaces (78, 80) of machine components such as a gas turbine combustor basket (59) and transition duct (34) by digitally stitching together multiple photographs (82) thereof, and analyzing the comprehensive image by contouring (91, 95a-b) of colors and shadings thereon, and quantifying and tracking aspects of the contours (a, b, c) over time for indications of degradation (89) of the interior surfaces. A scope (58) may be inserted into a port (56) in the combustor with a camera (72, 74) in a rotatable end (70) of the scope for obtaining a circumferential set (84) of photos at each axial position along a length of the combustor and transition duct.
Siemens Energy, Inc.
02/26/15
20150054935

Portable terminal adaptor for microscope, and microscopic imaging method using the portable terminal adaptor


A portable terminal adaptor for a microscope may be provided in a microscope to capture an image observed under the microscope by means of a camera of a portable terminal. The portable terminal adaptor may include a lens-barrel attachment fixed to a lens-barrel of the microscope, a portable-terminal placing base having a first imaging hole through which the image observed under the microscope passes, the portable terminal being placed on the portable-terminal placing base, and a portable-terminal holder holding the portable terminal placed on the portable-terminal placing base..
Miruc Optical Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150054934

Teleproctor reports use of a vehicle and restricts functions of drivers phone


A device in an automobile includes a camera that takes images of drivers while they are driving. It detects and reports when eyes are not on the road for longer than a glance with automated image processing.
02/26/15
20150054933

Motor vehicle with multifunctional display instrument


A display instrument for a vehicle is arranged on a dashboard in combination with a camera configured to be directed at least temporarily to an occupant of the vehicle. The display instrument is able to be switched from a display state for one or several operating parameters of the vehicle into a reproducing state for images delivered from the camera..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
02/26/15
20150054924

Compact stereoscopic picture taking system


A stereoscopic picture taking systems includes a first camera having a first optical objective, and a second camera having a second optical objective, where the optical characteristics of the two objectives are substantially identical. The stereoscopic system also includes a plane semi-reflecting plate in front of the first objective and inclined by a predetermined angle on the optical axis of the first objective.
Thales
02/26/15
20150054922

Focus scanning apparatus


A scanner includes a camera, a light source for generating a probe light incorporating a spatial pattern, an optical system for transmitting the probe light towards the object and for transmitting at least a part of the light returned from the object to the camera, a focus element within the optical system for varying a position of a focus plane of the spatial pattern on the object, unit for obtaining at least one image from said array of sensor elements, unit for evaluating a correlation measure at each focus plane position between at least one image pixel and a weight function, a processor for determining the in-focus position(s) of each of a plurality of image pixels for a range of focus plane positions, or each of a plurality of groups of image pixels for a range of focus plane positions, and transforming in-focus data into 3d real world coordinates.. .
3shape A/s
02/26/15
20150054917

Scaling a three dimensional model using a reflection of a mobile device


A computer-implemented method for scaling a three dimensional model of an object is described. In one embodiment, first and second calibration images may be shown on a display of a mobile device.
1-800 Contacts, Inc.
02/26/15
20150054913

Image stitching


The disclosure includes a system and method for stitching image frames. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: receive image frames that are captured by two or more camera modules at a particular time; interpolate a virtual camera between a first set of camera modules from the two or more camera modules; determine a set of disparity maps between the first set of camera modules; generate, based on the set of disparity maps, a virtual camera image associated with the particular time for the virtual camera from a set of image frames captured by the first set of camera modules at the particular time; and construct a left panoramic image and a right panoramic image associated with the particular time from the image frames captured by the two or more camera modules and the virtual camera image..
Jaunt Inc.
02/26/15
20150054880

Substrate defect detection mechanism


A method is disclosed. The method includes one or more light field cameras recording image data of a substrate during printing to the substrate and a control unit processing the image data received from the one or more light field cameras to identify defect areas in the substrate..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
02/26/15
20150054850

Rehabilitation device and assistive device for phantom limb pain treatment


A rehabilitation device for recovering a function of a paralyzed hand includes: a camera which photographs an image of a mark placed on the paralyzed hand and outputs a photographed image; a position recognition unit which takes input of the photographed image and recognizes a position of the paralyzed hand, using the image of the mark; an image forming unit which outputs a dynamic image in which the paralyzed hand moves; and a head-mounted display which displays the dynamic image superimposed on the paralyzed hand.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
02/26/15
20150054826

Augmented reality system for identifying force capability and occluded terrain


An occlusion or unknown space volume confidence determination and planning system using databases, position, and shared real-time data to determine unknown regions allowing planning and coordination of pathways through space to minimize risk is disclosed. Data from a plurality of cameras, or other sensor devices can be shared and routed between units of the system.
Real Time Companies
02/26/15
20150054820

Natural user interface system with calibration and operation thereof


A natural user interface system and method of operation thereof including: providing a display screen having a range camera connected to the display screen in a known location relative to the display screen; determining a user's pointing vector as pointing towards the display screen; determining the user's pointing vector as motionless; and initializing a cursor in the center of the display screen and simultaneously calibrating the user's pointing vector as an initial pointing vector pointing at the center of the display screen.. .
Sony Corporation
02/26/15
20150054740

Close range natural user interface system and operation thereof


A natural user interface system and method of operation thereof including: a display device having a display screen and a display device camera; a mobile device having a mobile device camera, an optical axis of the mobile device camera positioned at an angle to an optical axis of the display device camera; wherein: the mobile device includes a first device pairing module for pairing the mobile device with the display device; the mobile device camera and the display device camera are for: detecting a user's hand, and determining posture and movement of the user's hand; and the display device includes a motion translation module for translating the posture and movement of the user's hand into a gesture for controlling an element of a user interface on the display screen.. .
Sony Corporation
02/26/15
20150054734

Head-mountable apparatus and systems


A head mountable display (hmd) comprises an infrared light source operable to illuminate foreground objects but not background objects greater than a threshold distance from the hmd; one or more cameras operable to capture infrared illuminated images and visible light illuminated images; and an image processor operable to detect, from the infrared illuminated images, foreground objects in the visible light illuminated images.. .
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited
02/26/15
20150054619

Distress signal for notifying potential rescuers of victims trapped in a structure


A distress signaling system capable of withstanding natural disasters, manmade disasters, and other similar events comprising audible and visual signaling devices; a radio frequency receiver/transmitter system; powered by a rechargeable power source coupled with solar cells; and optionally a gps emergency beacon, a two way communicator, a camera, and an cellular phone application activator; and an installation form enabling the consumer to quickly and easily install the system with no specialized tools or knowledge.. .
Hitbox Alarm Co., L.l.c.
02/26/15
20150054106

Dual-facing camera assembly


In some embodiments of the invention, a system having an array of frontside illuminated (fsi) imaging pixels is bonded to a system having an array of backside illuminated (bsi) imaging pixels, creating a camera assembly with a minimal size (e.g., a reduced thickness compared to prior art solutions). An fsi image sensor wafer may be used as a handle wafer for a bsi image sensor wafer when it is thinned, thereby decreasing the thickness of the overall camera module.
02/26/15
20150054104

Imaging systems having lens substrates with total internal reflection mitigation structures


Imaging systems may include camera modules that include multiple image sensor pixel arrays. A transparent lens substrate may be formed over the image pixel arrays.
Aptina Imaging Corporation
02/26/15
20150054103

Imaging systems with baffle grids


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.
Aptina Imaging Corporation
02/26/15
20150054001

Integrated camera module and making same


A camera module and method of making same, includes a substrate of conductive silicon having top and bottom surfaces, a sensor device, and an led device. The substrate includes a first cavity formed into the bottom surface of the substrate and has an upper surface, an aperture extending from the first cavity upper surface to the top surface of the substrate, and a second cavity formed into the top surface of the substrate and having a lower surface.
Optiz, Inc.


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