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Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
06/16/16
20160174408 
 Heat sink for a square camera patent thumbnailHeat sink for a square camera
A camera having a substantially cubic form factor comprises, among other components, an image sensor, a lens assembly, a printed circuit board, and a heat sink. A heat sink operates to provide a thermally conductive path to an external surface of the camera.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160174313 
 Light-emitting device and camera patent thumbnailLight-emitting device and camera
To provide a light-emitting device whose amount of light can be adjusted, or the like. The amount of light emitted from the light-emitting device can be adjusted by controlling the magnitude of the constant current pulse by a control signal.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173950 
 Third witness video participation system and method patent thumbnailThird witness video participation system and method
A video recording and law enforcement corroboration process. A video feed is established between a law enforcement officer and a perpetrator, initiated by either party.
Virtual Health Systems Corporation


06/16/16
20160173927 
 Ad hoc collaboration network for capturing audio/video data patent thumbnailAd hoc collaboration network for capturing audio/video data
Software authenticates a first user of a first mobile device and a second user of a second mobile device. Each user agrees or has previously agreed to share video data captured by the user with other authenticated users.
Yahoo! Inc.


06/16/16
20160173894 
 Transcoder device and client-server architecture comprising the transcoder device patent thumbnailTranscoder device and client-server architecture comprising the transcoder device
A transcoder device. The transcoder device includes an input portion for receiving at least two encoded camera image streams and for decoding the at least two encoded camera image streams, the two camera image streams displaying different sub-sections of a monitored region, an output portion for encoding a video image stream and for outputting the encoded video image stream, and a processing portion for generating the video image stream on the basis of the at least two camera image streams.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


06/16/16
20160173869 
 Multi-camera system consisting of variably calibrated cameras patent thumbnailMulti-camera system consisting of variably calibrated cameras
An apparatus comprises a main camera configured to produce a high quality image; at least two auxiliary cameras configured to produce images of lower quality; and electronic circuitry linked to the main camera and the at least two auxiliary cameras, the electronic circuitry comprising a controller having a memory and a processor, the electronic circuitry configured to operate on data pertaining to the high quality image and pertaining to the images of lower quality to produce an enhanced high quality image as output data.. .
Nokia Corporation


06/16/16
20160173868 
 Methods, systems, and  camera testing using virtual images patent thumbnailMethods, systems, and camera testing using virtual images
A method at a system having a virtual image generation device includes: receiving an image capture device; generating, using the virtual image generation device, a plurality of test images in accordance with a test sequence, where each test image corresponds to a respective focal distance with respect to the image capture device; obtaining test data corresponding to respective captures of the test images by the image capture device; and providing the test data.. .
Facebook, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173859 
 Imaging system mounted in flight vehicle patent thumbnailImaging system mounted in flight vehicle
An imaging system on an aerial vehicle, includes: a group of rotating camera including at least a first and a second rotating cameras on the aerial vehicle; and a control part which controls a first virtual rotation track of the first rotating camera and a second virtual rotation track of the second rotating camera and allows shots to be taken at multiple photograph-shooting points on the first virtual rotation track and the second virtual rotation track; wherein the control part controls a set of multiple photograph-shooting points on the first virtual rotation track and those on the second virtual rotation track to be substantially in a grid shape. Accordingly, a 3d image could be acquired by using the group of rotating cameras on the aerial vehicle during a relatively short endurance flight and more information on images created in such a method could be estimated..
National Institute Of Meteorological Research


06/16/16
20160173858 
 Driver assistance for a vehicle patent thumbnailDriver assistance for a vehicle
Systems and techniques are disclosed for driver assistance. A driver assistance apparatus executes a first plurality of operations for a first frame of stereo images acquired by a stereo camera, and then executes a second plurality of operations for a second frame of the stereo images.
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160173848 
 Methods and systems for providing sensor data and image data to an application processor in a digital image format patent thumbnailMethods and systems for providing sensor data and image data to an application processor in a digital image format
Methods and systems for providing depth data and image data to an application processor on a mobile device are described. An example method involves receiving image data from at least one camera of the mobile device and receiving depth data from a depth processor of the mobile device.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


06/16/16
20160173847 

Video processing unit and buffering a source video stream


In a video system, a video source, e.g., a camera, provides a source video stream. The source video stream comprises a stream of image data units.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173844 

Optimization of optical systems for improved light field capture and manipulation


According to various embodiments of the present invention, the optical systems of light field capture devices are optimized so as to improve captured light field image data. Optimizing optical systems of light field capture devices can result in captured light field image data (both still and video) that is cheaper and/or easier to process.
Lytro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173842 

Camera-assisted two dimensional keystone correction


A system and method for facilitating keystone correction in a given model of projector having an attached camera is disclosed. System calibration determines intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of the projector and camera; then control points are identified within a three-dimensional space in front of a screen.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


06/16/16
20160173841 

Camera assisted two dimensional keystone correction


A system and method for facilitating keystone correction in a given model of projector having an attached camera is disclosed. System calibration determines intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of the projector and camera; then control points are identified within a three-dimensional space in front of a screen.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


06/16/16
20160173833 

Video delivery systems using wireless cameras


Systems, apparatuses, and techniques for video delivery can include one or more of the following: a wireless camera arranged in a wearable form factor comprising a battery to provide energy, and configured to generate a video feed, and a base station in wireless communication with the wireless camera and configured to receive the video feed from the wireless camera and process the video feed, and a video portal device communicatively coupled with the base station and configured to receive the processed video feed from the base station and deliver at least a portion of the processed video feed to one or more remote clients. A base station can reserve a wireless channel for the wireless camera for a video transmission..
Micropower Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173832 

Camera activation in response to firearm activity


Disclosed herein are apparatuses, systems, methods, and machine readable media for activating a portable camera in response to the activity of a firearm. A communications channel may be established between a firearm telematics sensor and a video camera, sometimes by means of intermediary devices.
Yardarm Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173829 

Coaxial video push-cables for use in inspection systems


Coaxial video push-cables having increased durability and strength, for high frequency electrical power transmission as well as data signal communication between a camera head and a display or control device in a video inspection system, are disclosed.. .
Seescan, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173828 

Effiicient process for camera call-up


A surveillance system includes one or more camera systems at least some of the camera systems including a camera element comprising optical components to capture and process light to produce images, camera processing circuitry that receives the light and processes the light into electrical signals and encodes the signals into a defined format, power management circuitry to power the camera system, the power management system including first and second power interfaces and first and second video output interfaces.. .
Sensormatic Electronics, Llc


06/16/16
20160173827 

Integrated camera awareness and wireless sensor system


A surveillance system is provided including an internet-enabled (ip) camera and nodes that determine the location of a plurality of sensors, which are wirelessly connected to the ip camera. The nodes determine the position of the plurality of sensors and the ip camera through the use of position determining techniques including multilateration, trilateration, and triangulation.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


06/16/16
20160173823 

Automated layouts optimized for multi-screen and multi-camera videoconferencing calls


A videoconferencing device that determines a spatial arrangement of the video streams output at a first endpoint based on a number of display devices being utilized at the first endpoint and a number of cameras being utilized at each of the one or more additional endpoints.. .
Polycom, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173813 

Image transmission system and image transmission method


Disclosed herein is an image transmission system including a plurality of cameras and a coaxial cable for transmitting image signals from the cameras, wherein: each of the cameras includes an imaging block configured to acquire an image signal by imaging an object, a coding block configured to compression-code the image signal through intra-frame compression and inter-frame compression so as to generate a coded signal, and a signal output block configured to output the coded signal onto the coaxial cable; and the camera of interest outputs the coded signal obtained through inter-frame compression onto the coaxial cable when another of the cameras outputs the coded signal obtained through intra-frame compression onto the coaxial cable.. .
Sony Corporation


06/16/16
20160173805 

Adaptive methods for wireless camera communication


In a wireless transmission system, a transmitter sends a plurality of data packets to a receiver. The transmitter identifies channel quality indicators corresponding to properties of a communication channel between the transmitter and the receiver.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


06/16/16
20160173788 

Systems and methods to achieve interactive special effects


Methods and systems facilitate efficient and effective special effects in video streaming. In one embodiment, an apparatus enables special effects by decoding video frames in accordance with a decoding process.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173787 

Surveillance camera with heat map function


A surveillance camera with a heat map function. The surveillance camera may include a heat map generator to generate a heat map image made of graphics that show a heat distribution by accumulating traces of a moving object within the original captured image; and a heat map combiner to combine the heat map image with the original image..
Idis Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173785 

Image sensor alignment in a multi-camera system accelerator architecture


An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173784 

Apparatus and providing of rotation image


Provided is an apparatus and a method for providing a rotation image that can output a plurality of still images taken by a camera into rotation images through a simple user interface, on its portable multimedia device or the display unit of specific terminal. According to the present invention, a still image-creating app of a still image unit or a rotation image-creating app of a rotation image app is transmitted to a client terminal and/or user terminal through a data transceiver.

06/16/16
20160173783 

Optical image stabilizer and decreasing power consumption


An optical image stabilizer includes a motion sensor configured to sense a movement of a camera, and a controller configured to move a lens module based on the movement of the camera. The optical image stabilizer enters a standby mode based on an ois turn-off command being received from a host, in response to the camera being turned off or a camera function being executed in a background during a stage in which an optical image stabilization (ois) operation is performed.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173781 

Camera system and shake correction method thereof


A camera system includes a lens having a first shake correction unit for correcting shaking on the basis of the amount of shaking which is detected by a first shake amount detector and from which a first reference value corresponding to an output value of the first shake amount detector kept in a stationary state is subtracted, and a body having a second shake correction unit for correcting shaking on the basis of the amount of shaking which is detected by a second shake amount detector and from which a second reference value corresponding to an output value of the second shake correction unit in a stationary state is subtracted. The camera system corrects a first reference value or a second reference value..
Olympus Corporation


06/16/16
20160173780 

Motion estimation and detection in a camera system accelerator architecture


An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173779 

Image capture having temporal resolution and perceived image sharpness


A camera for capturing video images in a series of frames includes an image sensor having an array of pixels. Each pixel receives an image and accumulates an electrical charge representative of the image during a frame.
Gvbb Holdings S.a.r.l.


06/16/16
20160173778 

Camera system encoder/decoder architecture


An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173777 

Camera system dual-encoder architecture


An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173776 

Camera system dual-encoder architecture


An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173775 

Object tracking and data aggregation in panoramic video


Methods and systems for real-time object tracking and data aggregation in panoramic video are disclosed. An example system provides a panoramic video camera that produces panoramic video data of an area; a plurality of radio frequency tags producing tracking data; and at least one of the radio frequency tags being co-located with the panoramic video camera, producing tracking data for the panoramic video camera; at least another of the radio frequency tags being co-located with at least one object within the area, producing tracking data for the at least one object; a computing device, wherein the computing device receives the panoramic video data and further receives the tracking data from the plurality of radio frequency tags; the computing device generating a video stream by augmenting the panoramic video data with the tracking data; the computing device sending the video stream to at least one remote system.
Innermedia, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173769 

Camera system dual-encoder architecture


An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173768 

Camera system transmission in bandwidth constrained environments


An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173767 

Conversion between aspect ratios in camera


A camera system captures an image in a source aspect ratio and applies a transformation to the input image to scale and warp the image to generate an output image having a target aspect ratio different than the source aspect ratio. The output image has the same field of view as the input image, maintains image resolution, and limits distortion to levels that do not substantially affect the viewing experience.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173764 

Camera configuration in a camera system accelerator architecture


An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173757 

Camera module


There is provided a camera module including a first camera unit, a second camera unit, and an actuator. The actuator is configured to obtain a resolving power value of an image captured by the second camera unit and move a lens barrel of the first camera unit in an optical axis direction to adjust the focal length of the first camera unit according to the resolving power value..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173755 

Motion controller device


A motion controller device includes a master unit and one or more slave units separated from the master unit and configured to communicate with the master unit. The master unit includes a focus control signal output unit configured to output a control signal for controlling a focus position of a lens of a video camera, a zoom control signal output unit configured to output a control signal for controlling a zoom position of the lens, and an iris control signal output unit configured to output a control signal for controlling an his position of the lens.

06/16/16
20160173753 

System and method to control the orientation of a mobile video camera to film athletes moving on a field of play


System and method to adjust the orientation of a mobile video camera suited to film a pair of athletes moving on a field of play, wherein the position of the athletes is determined relative to a coordinate system integral to the field of play by using radio transmitters, which are applied to the bodies of the athletes, and radio receivers arranged around the field of play, and fixed relative to the field of play and interfaced with a processing and control unit, the processing and control unit determines an intermediate position between the two athletes as a function of the current positions of two athletes, and a motor-driven moving device moves the mobile video camera so as to center the respective camera framing on the intermediate position.. .
01wiring S.r.l.


06/16/16
20160173749 

Still image capture with exposure control


A camera unit that comprises an image sensor and a motion sensor performs an image capture operation in which still images are captured intermittently without triggering by a user. The brightness of illumination during the capture of images is determined.
Omg Plc


06/16/16
20160173748 

Imaging apparatus


An imaging apparatus includes an optical system that condenses light received from a subject, an imaging device that photoelectrically converts the light received from the optical system to form a pickup image, and a cover glass disposed between the optical system and the imaging device to protect a surface of the imaging device. The cover glass is disposed obliquely to the imaging device.

06/16/16
20160173747 

Camera module


The present invention relates to a camera module, the module including: a pcb; an image sensor mounted on the pcb and formed with an image pickup device; a base mounted on the pcb and including a plated portion formed at a lower center with an opening mounted with an ir filter; a lower spring plate formed with a conductive material; a spacer arranged on an upper surface of the lower spring plate and forming a staircase structure by a rib wrapping a periphery of the lower spring plate to supportively apply a pressure to the lower spring plate; a lens actuator including a bobbin, and a yoke; an upper spring plate coupled to an upper surface of the lens actuator; and a cover attached to an upper surface of the upper spring plate.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173746 

Light device has built-in digital data system for record image, sound


A light device having built-in digital data means is powered by an unlimited power source for a lamp-holder, led bulb, or light device connected to unlimited power source by prongs or a base that or conductive wires can be inserted into a socket that would otherwise receiving a bulb or light source. The device may take the form of a webcam having auto tracking added one of plurality functions to make different products and functions and retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet or insert into existing lamp base or incorporate conductive wire to make electric connection at least one of built-in camera, storage unit, wireless kits, bluetooth kits, motion sensor, light device.

06/16/16
20160173745 

Camera module


A first exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a pcb (printed circuit board) mounted with an image sensor, a holder member mounted on the pcb, a lens module directly mounted inside the holder member, an actuator arranged at an inside of the holder member, and an electronic circuit pattern formed on a surface of the holder member to conductibly connect the pcb and the actuator, where one end of the electronic circuit pattern is connected to the pcb, and the other end of the electronic circuit pattern is connected to the actuator.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173744 

Camera module


A camera module, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a printed circuit board having an image sensor provided thereon; a housing which protects the image sensor and is coupled to the printed circuit board; an actuator unit arranged on the housing; and a conductive pattern formed on a surface of the housing, wherein the actuator unit comes into contact with and is coupled to the upper part of the housing so as to be electrically connected to the printed circuit board through the conductive pattern.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173742 

Drone for taking pictures or videos


The invention relates to drone configured to communicate with a portable electronic device, such as a smartphone, and being further adapted to take pictures or videos of a user, the drone being an accessory of the electronic device, the drone being movable between a first configuration secured to the electronic device and a second configuration detached from the electronic device, the drone being equipped with a camera.. .

06/16/16
20160173741 

Mooring system for underwater camera


A device for viewing images from under a surface of a body of water includes a camera pod provided with a housing containing a pan-tilt-zoom underwater camera. A mooring is structure fixed to the camera pod for maintaining the camera pod at a substantially constant distance from a floor of the body of water.

06/16/16
20160173740 

Systems and methods for automatic vehicle imaging


Systems and methods are provided for automatic vehicle imaging. Example embodiments may include cameras configured to capture images and/or video.
Cox Automotive, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173737 

Camera for vehicle and control the same


The present invention relates to a camera for a vehicle and a control method for the same and an exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a camera for a vehicle which is provided in any one of a plurality of designated installation positions of the vehicle, including: an image sensor which generates a driving image; a receiving unit which receives a plurality of rf signals which are transmitted from a tpms sensor unit which detects states of a plurality of tires included in the vehicle; and a position determining unit which determines which position among the plurality of installation positions is a position where the camera is installed, based on the plurality of rf signals which is received by the receiving unit.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173610 

Communications network for emergency services personnel


A personal multimedia communication system and network for emergency services personnel includes a plurality of personal communication systems linked together and to a base station in a network. Each personal communication system includes a pda device mounted on a pass control console, a video camera mounted on the pda device, a gps unit, a microphone, and other electronic devices.
Scott Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173493 

Apparatuses, methods and systems for configuring a trusted java card virtual machine using biometric information


Apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for securely configuring a java card virtual machine operating on a cellular device's application processor. In one embodiment, a connected device with an integrated cellular modem, a virtual universal integrated circuit chip and an integrated fingerprint scanner are used.
Simless, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172401 

Solid-state imaging device, camera module, and manufacturing solid-state imaging device


Certain embodiments provide a solid-state imaging device including a sensor substrate including a microlens, a transparent resin layer provided so as to be in contact with a main surface of the sensor substrate including a surface of the microlens, and a transparent substrate disposed on a top surface of the transparent resin layer. A thermal conductivity of the transparent resin layer is higher than that of air, and a refractive index of the transparent resin layer is lower than that of the microlens and is equal to or lower than that of the transparent substrate..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


06/16/16
20160171908 

Imaging devices including spacing members and imaging devices including tactile feedback devices


Imaging devices including spacing members and imaging devices including tactile feedback devices are disclosed. An imaging device includes a body portion, a spacing member, and a camera.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171907 

Imaging gloves including wrist cameras and finger cameras


Imaging gloves including wrist cameras and finger cameras are disclosed. An imaging glove includes a wrist portion, a finger portion extending from the wrist portion, a wrist camera coupled to the wrist portion, a finger camera coupled to the finger portion, a processor communicatively coupled to the wrist camera and the finger camera, a memory module communicatively coupled to the processor, and machine readable instructions stored in the memory module.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171892 

Driver assistance system with path clearance determination


A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes at least one camera disposed at the vehicle and having an exterior field of view at least in a direction of forward travel of the vehicle. A control includes an image processor operable to process image data captured by the camera.
Magna Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160171852 

Real-time video analysis for security surveillance


A camera and method identify moving objects of interest in a field of view of the camera. The method includes: capturing two or more images successively over a time period, each image being associated with different times during the time period; obtaining binary image from each successive pair of images, the binary image comprising a binary value at each pixel indicating whether a change in pixel values of at least a predetermined magnitude has occurred at that pixel between the time associated with the first image of the success pair of images and time associated with the second image of the successive pair of images; deriving one or more motion boxes each encapsulating one or more nearby pixels in binary image; processing motion boxes of each binary image to obtain refined motion boxes; and classifying refined motion boxes each into categories representative of one moving object of interest..

06/16/16
20160171805 

Security controlling entrance/exit using blocking aisle


A security entrance and exit control system includes a pair of protective walls and a ceiling for forming an aisle, an entrance door and an exit door, a plurality of entrance cameras, an entrance display, an entrance speaker, an infrared sensor, an aisle light, an aisle speaker, an aisle camera, and a control computer which compares an image of the face photographed by the entrance cameras with an image of a list provided in real time from a db server.. .

06/16/16
20160171776 

Triangulation scanner and camera for augmented reality


A method of combining 2d images into a 3d image includes providing a coordinate measurement device and a triangulation scanner having an integral camera associated therewith, the scanner being separate from the coordinate measurement device. In a first instance, the coordinate measurement device determines the position and orientation of the scanner and the integral camera captures a first 2d image.
Faro Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171768 

Method and image processing in augmented reality systems


Disclosed are a system, apparatus, and method for depth and color camera image synchronization. Depth and color camera input images are received or otherwise obtained unsynchronized and without associated creation timestamps.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/16/16
20160171755 

Automatic geometry and lighting inference for realistic image editing


Image editing techniques are disclosed that support a number of physically-based image editing tasks, including object insertion and relighting. The techniques can be implemented, for example in an image editing application that is executable on a computing system.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


06/16/16
20160171720 

Auto-contrast viewfinder for an indicia reader


Viewfinders for indicia-readers and/or mobile devices running indicia reading applications allow a user to position the reader with respect to the indicia. A display presents a real-time image of the camera as a background, while simultaneously presenting a graphical overlay that is superimposed on the background.
Hand Held Products, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171713 

Apparatus for generating motion effects and computer readable medium for the same


Disclosed are motion effect generation apparatuses and a computer-readable recording medium for program codes for implementing the motion effect generation apparatuses. The apparatus for generating a motion effect may comprise a segment generation part configured to divide a moving path of a camera or an object obtained from raw motion information into a plurality of segments; a scaling part configured to adjust a size of each of the plurality of segments according to a driving range of a motion apparatus; and a merging part configured to generate a motion path of the motion apparatus by merging the plurality of segments sizes of which are adjusted.
Postech Academy-industry Foundation


06/16/16
20160171703 

Camera pose estimation apparatus and method


Provided is a camera pose estimation apparatus that estimates an initial camera pose using one of an input depth image and an input color image, and refines the initial camera pose using the other image. When the initial camera pose is estimated using the input depth image, the radius of a first area, in which color information is matched for refinement, can be adaptively set according to the distribution of the depth value of at least one first point that is subject to matching..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160171696 

Assessment of an attentional deficit


A system and method are provided for use in the assessment of an attentional deficit. During the assessment, a test image is presented to a subject on a display.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/16/16
20160171677 

Disparity correcting device in stereo vision and method thereof


Provided is a disparity correcting device which rapidly corrects disparity information generated on the basis of a left image and disparity information generated on the basis of a right image through a simple configuration, and a method thereof, in stereo vision which generates a 3-dimensional image using a left image and a right image captured from left and right cameras.. .
Kyungpook National University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation


06/16/16
20160171675 

Head-mounted display apparatus and calibration method thereof


A head mounted display apparatus and a calibrating method thereof are provided. The hmd apparatus has a dual camera unit.
Htc Corporation


06/16/16
20160171669 

Using depth for recovering missing information in an image


An inpainting apparatus and method are described for infilling of blank areas from which an image object or area has been missing, removed, or moved from. Structure regions that reach the edge of the removed object area are identified and then prioritized as to fill order based on depth (distance) from the camera.
Sony Corporation


06/16/16
20160171622 

Insurance asset verification and claims processing system


A user interface system for providing insurance including: a media capture unit including a camera; a controller in communication with the media capture unit; and a memory in communication with the controller; wherein the memory includes first asset information previously captured by an asset verification process in which a user captures first visual media information including at least one visual media information including an asset shown from a perspective, wherein the memory additionally including an asset verification software application that, when executed by the controller, causes the controller to: in response to receiving a notification of a loss regarding the asset, prompt the user to capture second asset information using a media prompt including directions for capturing at least one image including a view of the asset from the perspective; and transmit the second asset information to an underwriting server.. .
Loss Of Use, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171596 

Self-service prescription eyewear kiosk


A self-service eyewear ordering kiosk is disclosed. Customers may order eyewear at the kiosk without requiring assistance from retail sales associates or from optical professionals.
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


06/16/16
20160171459 

Transferring money using a mobile electronic device


A check service provider enables users to make and receive payments from a financial account via a mobile electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. The device includes a check module and a camera.
Google Inc.


06/16/16
20160171335 

3d rotational presentation generated from 2d static images


A computer-implemented method may be used to generate a 3d interactive presentation, referred to as a rotograph, illustrating a main object from a rotating viewpoint. A plurality of two-dimensional images may be received.
3ditize Sl


06/16/16
20160171330 

Vision based real-time object tracking system for robotic gimbal control


Using various embodiments, methods, systems, and apparatuses for controlling a camera pivoting device (e.g., mechanical gimbal) are described. In one embodiment, the system comprises a main computing device, a gimbal stabilizer controller, and a computer vision camera, and/or a user camera.
Reflex Robotics, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171317 

Monitoring method and apparatus using a camera


The present invention relates to a monitoring method and a monitoring apparatus using a camera. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a monitoring method using a camera includes receiving a photographed input image from the camera; detecting an object existing in the input image and positional information of the object; generating a corrected image by correcting a distorted area of the input image; and generating a synthesized image by synthesizing alarm display information which is generated on the basis of the object and the positional information, with the corrected image, and outputting the synthesized image through a display..
Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160171315 

Driver assistance for a vehicle


Systems and techniques are disclosed for providing driver assistance in a vehicle. A driver assistance apparatus includes a stereo camera configured to acquire stereo images of a view ahead of a vehicle, and a processor configured to generate a depth map based on the acquired stereo images and to determine whether a road segment that is within the view ahead of the vehicle is an uphill road segment or a downhill road segment based on the generated depth map..
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160171310 

Image recognition system, server apparatus, and image recognition method


An image recognition system according to an embodiment includes at least one camera and a server apparatus. The camera includes an imaging unit that acquires a captured image and a first communication unit that transmits the captured image to the server apparatus.

06/16/16
20160171297 

Method and device for character input


It is provided a method for recognizing character input by a device with a camera for capturing a moving trajectory of an inputting object and a sensor for detecting a distance from the inputting object to the sensor, wherein comprising steps of detecting distance from the inputting object to the sensor; recording the moving trajectory of the inputting object when the inputting object moves within a spatial region, wherein the spatial region has a nearest distance value and a farthest distance value relative to the sensor, and wherein moving trajectory of the inputting object is not recorded when the inputting object moves outside of the spatial region; recognizing a character based on the recorded moving trajectory.. .
Thomson Licensing


06/16/16
20160171295 

Human body pose estimation


Techniques for human body pose estimation are disclosed herein. Depth map images from a depth camera may be processed to calculate a probability that each pixel of the depth map is associated with one or more segments or body parts of a body.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/16/16
20160171294 

Method and processing value documents


A method for processing value documents comprises the following steps: by means of a camera device an action of an operator of a value-document processing apparatus is captured. The captured image data are processed by means of an image processing device and at least one predetermined gesture is extracted from the processed image data.
Giesecke & Devrient Gmbh


06/16/16
20160170603 

Natural user interface camera calibration


A method of calibrating a six-degree-of-freedom (6dof) pose of a natural user interface (nui) camera relative to a display is provided. Calibration video imaging an environment from a calibration perspective, which sites the display and one or more features, is received from the nui camera or a calibration camera.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/16/16
20160170577 

System and interactive image and video based contextual alarm viewing


A video surveillance system having a plurality of video-type cameras includes a graphical user interface which is not list driven but provides a background image of a portion of the region being monitored, and, event or incident identifiers associated with the provided background image. The event or incident identifiers are presented semi-transparently and overlay the background image.
Honeywell International Inc.


06/16/16
20160170508 

Tactile display devices


Embodiments of tactile display devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tactile display device includes a housing having a first surface, a tactile display located at the first surface, a camera, a processor, and a non-transitory memory device.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


06/16/16
20160170502 

Device for adjusting and self-testing inertial sensors, and method


A device includes a camera, a processing unit, and at least one inertial sensor. The processing unit is set up to determine a first movement profile of the device from movement data of the at least one inertial sensor.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


06/16/16
20160170486 

Eye gaze imaging


A device for acquiring a combined eye gaze image of an object under dark-eye effect conditions, with a first camera, a second camera, a first light source and a second light source being located on opposite sides of, and on essentially equal distance to a central optical axis. A control unit is arranged to acquire the combined eye gaze image by capturing, in a first point in time, a first frame of the object with the first camera with the second light source activated, and, at a second point in time, capturing a second frame of the object with the second camera with the first light source activated.
Smart Eye Ab


06/16/16
20160170291 

Extendible l-plate for camera equipment


A two-piece extendable l-plate provides clearance between a camera and a quick-release receiver securing the camera to a support permitting a camera having cables connected to the side of the camera's body to be secured in either a landscape or a portrait orientation.. .
Really Right Stuff, Llc


06/16/16
20160170290 

Camera mounting assembly


A camera mounting assembly includes a base member or plate for holding a camera and a side member or plate. In an exemplary embodiment, lower slots on the base plate or side slots on the side plate are gripped by a vertical support's quick-release mechanism to mount the camera in a landscape or portrait orientation, respectively, the camera being generally centered and evenly balanced over the support in either case.
Really Right Stuff, Llc


06/16/16
20160170283 

Electro-optical device and wearable electronic device


An electro-optical device includes: an optical module including a switchable mirror layer configured to operate in a mode selected from a transmissive mode and a reflective mode; a display module configured to generate data images; and a camera module configured to obtain external images, wherein the switchable mirror layer is configured to provide the data images to different directions from each other to correspond to the transmissive mode and the reflective mode.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170229 

Camera module


There is provided a camera module including a plurality of ball bearings to support the driving of a lens barrel at the time of compensating for unintended camera movement due to disturbance such as hand shake. The lens barrel may be driven in first and second directions, independently, by one driving force exerted in the first direction perpendicular to an optical axis and by another driving force exerted in the second direction perpendicular to both the optical axis and the first direction, thereby preventing driving displacement from being generated at the time of compensating for unwanted motion such as hand shake while securing reliability against external impact, and having reduced power consumption at the time of compensating for the disturbance..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170211 

Wearable electronic device and controlling the same


A wearable electronic device with a function of adjusting light transmittance, and a method of controlling the wearable electronic device are disclosed. The wearable electronic device according to an exemplary embodiment includes a transparent or light-transmitting lens, a liquid crystal installed at the lens, a camera taking a picture of a front view of a user wearing the wearable electronic device, a display part displaying an additional information to the lens, which is added to a front view recognized by the user, and a control part determining an operation mode of the wearable electronic device whether the operation mode is a transparent mode or an opaque mode, controlling liquid crystal to adjust light transmittance according to the determined operation mode, and controlling the display part to display the additional information when the operation mode is changed to be the transparent mode or the opaque mode..
Sayen Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170203 

Ultrasonic lens cleaning conveyor


A number of variations may include a product that may include a camera that may include a lens wherein the lens is exposed to the atmosphere and a lens cover disposed over the lens and a transducer in communication with the lens cover.. .
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


06/16/16
20160170196 

Optical observation operating an optical observation apparatus


A method for operating an optical observation apparatus (1) comprising at least one eyepiece (23), at least one camera (25) and an observation beam path (3) for displaying an object field image (45) is provided. In the method, a superimposition beam path (4) representing an electronically generated superimposition image (43) is superposed onto the observation beam path (3), wherein the observation beam path (3), onto which the superimposition beam path (4) has been superposed, has one eyepiece branch (17) leading to the at least one eyepiece (23) and one camera branch (19) leading to the at least one camera (25).
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag


06/16/16
20160170178 

Optical image capturing system


A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, include a first lens with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; and a fifth lens with negative refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the five lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170177 

Optical image capturing system


A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, include a first lens with positive refractive power having an object-side surface which can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; and a fifth lens which can have negative refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and at least one surface of the fifth lens has an inflection point; both surfaces of each of the five lenses are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170173 

Modular lens system for motion picture camera applications


A modular lens system for use with a camera system and connected therewith. The lens system including modular sections configured to include one or more lenses and/or an aperture.
Panavision International, L.p.


06/16/16
20160170170 

Camera module


A camera module having a housing accommodating a lens module; a lens driver, comprising a magnet mounted in the housing, configured to induce a driving force along an optical axis direction and in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis direction; and a yoke portion offset from the magnet along the optical axis direction.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170105 

Optical filter, solid-state image pickup device and camera module


An optical filter comprises a base material (i) which comprises a transparent resin layer comprising a compound (z) having an absorption maximum in the wavelength region of from 600 to 850 nm; and a dielectric multilayer film provided on at least one surface of the base material (i). The optical filter selectively transmits visible rays and a part of near-infrared rays, and the optical filter satisfies specific requirements..
Jsr Corporation


06/16/16
20160170034 

Radiation imaging system


A radiation imaging system includes a casing and a camera disposed inside the casing. A first field of view through the casing exposes the camera to light from outside of the casing.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Llc






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