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Method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission

Method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission

Method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission

Mobile device interfaces

Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
11/13/14
20140338006
 Method for detecting a security event on a portable electronic device and establishing audio transmission with a client computer patent thumbnailMethod for detecting a security event on a portable electronic device and establishing audio transmission with a client computer
Mobile devices typically have some form of audio capabilities designed to be operated by the device's user, for example to place phone calls; however, if a device is misplaced or stolen, the user may wish to operate those audio capabilities remotely. Methods are provided for detecting that a security event has occurred on a portable electronic device and then establishing an audio transmission between the device and one or more clients, and in some embodiments, sending a command to initiate the audio transmission.
11/13/14
20140337968
 Unlocking schemes patent thumbnailUnlocking schemes
An end device may include a camera configured to capture an image of an object, a touch screen configured to receive a touch input and a processor configured to determine to unlock the end device based, at least in part, on a relation between the image of the object and the touch input.. .
11/13/14
20140337910
 Method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission patent thumbnailMethod, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission
A method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission are provided. A link aggregation method involves identifying controller network ports to a source connected to the same subnetwork; producing packets associating corresponding controller network ports selected by the source cpu for substantially uniform selection; and transmitting the packets to their corresponding network ports.
11/13/14
20140337791
 Mobile device interfaces patent thumbnailMobile device interfaces
Electronic devices, interfaces for electronic devices, and techniques for interacting with such interfaces and electronic devices are described. For instance, this disclosure describes an example electronic device that includes sensors, such as multiple front-facing cameras to detect orientation and/or location of the electronic device relative to an object and one or more inertial sensors.
11/13/14
20140337733
 Intuitive computing methods and systems patent thumbnailIntuitive computing methods and systems
A smart phone senses audio, imagery, and/or other stimulus from a user's environment, and acts autonomously to fulfill inferred or anticipated user desires. In one aspect, the detailed technology concerns phone-based cognition of a scene viewed by the phone's camera.
11/13/14
20140337446
 Apparatus and method for requesting and transferring contents patent thumbnailApparatus and method for requesting and transferring contents
Disclosed are an apparatus and method enabling a user to efficiently share contents. A user of an electronic device performs an image capturing by use of a camera, thereby generating an image capture event.
11/13/14
20140337103
 Demographic information collection and content display based on demographic information patent thumbnailDemographic information collection and content display based on demographic information
One aspect of the disclosure relates to a digital signage display system. In one embodiment, the digital signage display system includes: a camera configured to capture an image frame; a service processor in communication to the camera; and a digital signage display.
11/13/14
20140337066
 Large venue security method patent thumbnailLarge venue security method
A method for reducing violence within crowded venues is provided. The method includes reading license plates of vehicles passing into entry ports of a parking area, and capturing facial images of persons seeking admission to the venue.
11/13/14
20140337016
 Speech signal enhancement using visual information patent thumbnailSpeech signal enhancement using visual information
Visual information is used to alter or set an operating parameter of an audio signal processor, other than a beamformer. A digital camera captures visual information about a scene that includes a human speaker and/or a listener.
11/13/14
20140336928
 System and method of automated civil infrastructure metrology for inspection, analysis, and information modeling patent thumbnailSystem and method of automated civil infrastructure metrology for inspection, analysis, and information modeling
A system and method of automated civil infrastructure metrology for inspection, analysis, and information modeling utilizes an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with a position tracking system and digital cameras to capture a plurality of images of a structure to be inspected. The uav is flown in a scan pattern around the structure while continually capturing images of the structure while position and orientation data is also recorded and linked for each of the images.
11/13/14
20140336876
Vehicle vision system
A vision system of a vehicle includes an interior monitoring system operable to determine a gaze direction of the driver of the vehicle. A plurality of cameras is disposed at a vehicle and the cameras have respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle.
11/13/14
20140336848
System and method for detecting, tracking and estimating the speed of vehicles from a mobile platform
A method and system for measurement of ground based vehicle speed includes a movable platform that includes an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) located in proximity to a roadway, the uav operates under control and navigation of a uav control unit, and the uav also carries camera and monitoring equipment, the camera and monitoring equipment including an onboard computing system, and a camera with a wide angle lens and a camera with a telephoto lens, the cameras being mounted on a pan/tilt device. An algorithm operated by the on-board computing system is used to detect and track vehicles moving on a roadway.
11/13/14
20140336819
Robotic device tester
A system, method, and device may include software and hardware which simplify and quicken configuration of the system for testing a device, enhance testing procedures which may be performed, and provide data via which to easily discern a cause and nature of an error which may result during testing. A camera may capture still images of a display screen of a tested device and another camera may capture video images of the tested device and a partner device.
11/13/14
20140336516
Localized physiologic status from luminosity around fingertip or toe
Systems and methods are directed to generating and analyzing light. Spatial light response around a human fingertip in response to electrical stimulation is associated with the status of various body organs.
11/13/14
20140336010
Single belt omni directional treadmill
A treadmill having a belt assembly allows a user to walk or run in any direction. A single helically wound belt over a flattened torus is powered by two independent drive systems.
11/13/14
20140335794
System and method for automated testing of mobile computing devices
Methods and systems are disclosed that determine a device's operational characteristics, and then self-adjusts to the device's capabilities. Operational characteristics of the device can provide use cases, which can include, without limitation, voice calls, email (push or manual), bluetooth, wifi, wimax or other near-range or midrange wireless protocol communication (synchronized, idle or active), video or audio playback (streaming over a network or local from a local memory store), global positioning system (gps) communication, web browsing, short messaging service (sms), camera (image acquisition, manipulation, editing and storage), and other use cases..
11/13/14
20140335479
System and method for marksmanship training
A system and method for marksmanship training comprises a screen, a computer having a processor and a memory connected to the processor and adjacent the screen, a set of modified video images stored in the memory, a set of projectors for projecting the set of modified video images onto the screen, connected to the computer and adjacent the screen, the set of modified video images including a moving clay target image and a phantom clay target image adjacent the moving clay target image at a lead distance from the moving clay target image, a camera connected to the computer and adjacent the screen, a weapon adjacent the screen, and a laser operatively mounted in the weapon. The phantom clay target image has a contrast level range from a fully opaque image to a fully transparent image..
11/13/14
20140335478
System and method for marksmanship training
A system and method for marksmanship training comprises a screen, a computer having a processor and a memory connected to the processor and adjacent the screen, a set of modified video images stored in the memory, a set of projectors for projecting the set of modified video images onto the screen, connected to the computer and adjacent the screen, the set of modified video images including a moving clay target image and a phantom clay target image adjacent the moving clay target image at a lead distance from the moving clay target image, a camera connected to the computer and adjacent the screen, a weapon adjacent the screen, and a laser operatively mounted in the weapon. The phantom clay target image has a contrast level range from a fully opaque image to a fully transparent image..
11/13/14
20140334907
Method and system for assisted object handling in dangerous environments
A system for remote object handling including a public safety vehicle having a front portion. An articulated arm has a first end and a second end distinct from the first end, the arm being coupled to the front portion at the first end, and has at least one pivot disposed between the first end and the second end.
11/13/14
20140334809
Invertible vertical axis shock and vibration isolator for a camera
A vertical axis shock and vibration isolator for a camera has first and second plates connected by linkages which allow the plates to move towards and away from each other, while keeping the plates parallel to each other. The second plate is suspended from the first plate on dampener assemblies having a spring and a fluid dampener.
11/13/14
20140334745
Resolution light-field imaging
A relatively high-resolution image from a conventional camera can be computationally combined with a relatively low-resolution wavefront measurement from, for example, a shack-hartmann sensor in order to construct a relatively high-resolution light-field image.. .
11/13/14
20140334718
Human attribute estimation system, human attribute estimation apparatus and human attribute estimation method
To provide a human attribute estimation system capable of improving estimation accuracy irrespective of an environment-dependent attribute is provided. An age/gender estimation system as a human attribute estimation system is provided with: a monitoring camera photographing a human targeted by attribute estimation and generating an image; an age/gender estimating section estimating an attribute of the human shown in the image generated by the monitoring camera using an estimation parameter; and an environment-dependent attribute specifying section specifying an environment-dependent attribute, which is an attribute dependent on an installation environment of the monitoring camera.
11/13/14
20140334699
Diagnostic image change highlighter
Systems and methods are disclosed which enable more accurate examination of industrial diagnostic images, for example x-ray, ultrasound and terahertz camera images. The systems and methods highlight anomalies that have changed between the collection times of two or more diagnostic images, and can also provide objective scoring of the degree of change..
11/13/14
20140334691
Method and system for providing cooking information about food
Provided are a method and system for providing cooking information about food. The method includes receiving, from a camera, an ingredients image of at least one ingredient on a plate; determining the at least one ingredient based on the ingredients image; determining a food recommendation list related to the at least one ingredient, based on user information about a user of a mobile device; obtaining cooking information about food that is selected from the food recommendation list; and providing the cooking information to a projector that is connected to the mobile device, wherein the cooking information is projected, via the projector, onto the plate on which the at least one ingredient is disposed..
11/13/14
20140334679
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program
An information processing apparatus that executes processing for creating an environmental map includes a camera that photographs an image, a self-position detecting unit that detects a position and a posture of the camera on the basis of the image, an image-recognition processing unit that detects an object from the image, a data constructing unit that is inputted with information concerning the position and the posture of the camera and information concerning the object and executes processing for creating or updating the environmental map, and a dictionary-data storing unit storing dictionary data in which object information is registered. The image-recognition processing unit executes processing for detecting an object from the image with reference to the dictionary data.
11/13/14
20140334676
Monitoring method and camera
A method of monitoring a scene by a camera (7) comprises marking a part (14) of the scene with light having a predefined spectral content and a spatial verification pattern. An analysis image is captured of the scene by a sensor sensitive to the predefined spectral content.
11/13/14
20140334675
Apparatus and method for extracting movement path of mutual geometric relationship fixed camera group
Provided is an apparatus and method for extracting a movement path, the movement path extracting apparatus including an image receiver to receive an image from a camera group in which a mutual positional relationship among cameras is fixed, a geographic coordinates receiver to receive geographic coordinates of a moving object on which the camera group is fixed, and a movement path extractor to extract a movement path of the camera group based on a direction and a position of a reference camera of the camera group using the image and the geographic coordinates.. .
11/13/14
20140334672
Method for detecting pedestrians based on far infrared ray camera at night
The present invention relates to a method for detecting a pedestrian based on a far infrared ray (ir) camera at night, which provides a method of receiving a thermal image of a pedestrian from a far ir camera, setting a candidate using a dog filter having a robust characteristic against image noise, and accurately detecting the pedestrian using a classifier based on a behavioral characteristic of the pedestrian.. .
11/13/14
20140334669
Location information determined from depth camera data
The subject disclosure is directed towards obtaining relatively precise location data with respect to a mapped space, based upon depth camera coordinates, for tracking a user or other object within the space. Also described are usage scenarios and user experiences that are based upon the current location data..
11/13/14
20140334668
System and method for visual motion based object segmentation and tracking
The pmp growth algorithm described herein provides for image tracking, segmentation and processing in environments where the camera system moves around a great deal, i.e., causing image jumps from one image frame to the next. It also is operative in systems where the objects themselves are making quick movements that alter their path.
11/13/14
20140334603
Opposed view and dual head detector apparatus for diagnosis and biopsy with image processing methods
The invention relates generally to biopsy needle guidance which employs an x-ray/gamma image spatial co-registration methodology. A gamma camera is configured to mount on a biopsy needle gun platform to obtain a gamma image.
11/13/14
20140334124
Camera flash gun diffuser
A camera flash gun diffuser fits over a camera flash gun. A light input opening over the camera flash gun is angled with respect to a light output window of the diffuser.
11/13/14
20140334058
Automated and remotely operated stun gun with integrated camera and laser sight
An automated and remotely operated stun gun with integrated camera and laser sight, all incorporated within a housing, communicating either by hardwire or wireless to a control center, the camera, sight, and stun gun darts all embodied within a housing, capable of being moved for sighting purposes onto a suspect target, through the use of servo motors or other mechanical devices, so that once a target is sighted, the stun gun can be initiated, for disabling the suspect.. .
11/13/14
20140334022
Interchangeable lens, camera body and electronic device
An interchangeable lens to be detachably attached to a camera body, that includes a holding unit at which a plurality of contacts is arranged, in the interchangeable lens, the first contact is arranged on one end and the eleventh contact is arranged on another end of the arrangement of the twelve contacts; the second contact is arranged next to the first contact in the arrangement of the twelve contacts; and the twelfth contact is arranged next to the eleventh contact in the arrangement of the twelve contacts.. .
11/13/14
20140333998
Micro-lens for high resolution microscopy
A method and apparatus for nanoscopy comprising a salt microlens. The microlens-based nanoscope comprises a conventional microscope, a microlens, and a xyz piezoelectric stage is shown (see fig.
11/13/14
20140333937
Grazing and normal incidence interferometer having common reference surface
A system for inspecting specimens such as semiconductor wafers is provided. The system provides scanning of dual-sided specimens using a diffraction grating that widens and passes nth order (n>0) wave fronts to the specimen surface and a reflective surface for each channel of the light beam.
11/13/14
20140333831
Terminal case, mobile terminal, and mobile terminal assembly including the terminal case and the mobile terminal
A mobile terminal assembly is provided. The mobile terminal assembly includes: a terminal case; and a mobile terminal detachable from the terminal case, wherein the terminal case comprises: a case body; and a lens cover openably disposed in the case body, wherein the mobile terminal comprises: a display unit; a camera module including a camera lens disposed at a position corresponding to the lens cover; a lens cover sensing unit sensing whether the lens cover is opened or closed; and a control unit configured to execute a camera application on the basis of whether the lens cover is opened or closed..
11/13/14
20140333830
Display device and mobile terminal having the same
A display device is disclosed. In one aspect the display device includes a display panel having a display part and a camera, and a printed layer having a camera hole covering one surface of the display panel and exposing the camera.
11/13/14
20140333829
Camera module
Disclosed herein is a camera module. The camera module includes a bobbin unit, a suspension unit and a drive unit.
11/13/14
20140333828
Portable camera dock
A portable camera dock is configured to receive a camera and enable data to be transferred between the camera and another device connected to the portable camera dock. The portable camera dock can also enable the camera to be recharged.
11/13/14
20140333826
Methods for controlling a remote flashlight source provided by a peer portable electronic device in a wireless communications system and portable electronic devices utilizing the same
A wireless communications system. A first portable electronic device collects environment information via an image sensor, transmits the environment information to a second portable electronic device, and activates a flashlight in response to a flashlight assistant request signal for assisting in a photographic operation of the second portable electronic device.
11/13/14
20140333823
Imaging apparatus and method for controlling same
A control device acquires a focus detection signal from a pixel portion of the imaging element so as to detect a focus state by phase difference detection. A camera control unit performs focus adjustment control by the drive control of a focus lens constituting an imaging optical system.
11/13/14
20140333822
Camera module
A camera module according to an aspect of the present invention includes a camera module housing configured to have an opening on the upper side thereof and have an image sensor installed therein and a window member made of light transmission material, formed to have a shape corresponding to the opening of the camera module housing, and fixed to the opening.. .
11/13/14
20140333815
Solid-state imaging apparatus and camera
A solid-state imaging apparatus including a pixel array, the column signal lines, arranged so as to correspond to each column of the pixel array, for reading out signals from the pixel array, the current sources, for supplying currents corresponding to potentials of controlling terminals of the current sources to the column signal lines, and a supplying unit for supplying a first potential and a second potential to the controlling terminals, wherein in a first mode for reading out the signals from the pixel array, the supplying unit supplies the first potential to the controlling terminals, and in a second mode for stopping the reading out, the supplying unit supplies the second potential to the controlling terminals, and the currents supplied by the current sources of the second mode is smaller than that of the first mode.. .
11/13/14
20140333814
Solid-state image sensor and camera
A solid-state image sensor includes a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels. Each of the plurality of first pixels includes a first filter having a visible light transmittance higher than an infrared light transmittance, and a first photoelectric converter configured to receive visible light transmitted through the first filter, and each of the plurality of second pixels includes a second filter having an infrared light transmittance higher than a visible light transmittance, and a second photoelectric converter configured to receive infrared light transmitted through the second filter.
11/13/14
20140333810
Solid-state imaging device, method of driving the same, and camera system
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel section in which a plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion element are arranged in a matrix; a pixel driving section that drives the pixels in a row unit so as to read out a pixel signal from the pixel section; a column processing section that performs a column process, synchronized with a first clock of a first frequency previously selected, on the pixel signal read out by driving of the pixel driving section; and a rate conversion control section that performs a rate conversion control of data processed in the column processing section in accordance with rate conversion information. The rate conversion control section includes a first rate converter, a second rate converter, a data rate conversion section, and a data output section..
11/13/14
20140333806
Method and device for adapting a filter property of an adaptive color filter and for operating an imager
A method for adapting a filter property of an adaptive color filter of an image point of an imager of a camera. The method includes ascertaining a required detection property of the image point, determining a required filter property of the color filter, to implement the required detection property of the image point, and providing a setting signal for setting the filter property of the color filter according to the required filter property..
11/13/14
20140333797
Device and method for processing image
An image processing device includes: a demosaicking unit which converts a bayer image from a camera sensor into red, green image and blue images; a first color space conversion unit which converts first camera rgb data into first display r′g′b′ data using a first color space conversion matrix; and a display unit which displays an image using the first display r′g′b′ data, where the first color space conversion matrix is calculated from a relationship in which the product of the first color space conversion matrix and a transpose of a first n×3 matrix is a transpose of a second n×3 matrix, where the first n×3 matrix represents camera rgb data of n number of colors, and the second n×3 matrix represents display r′g′b′ data of the n number of colors calculated by measuring the n number of colors displayed in the display unit using a spectrophotometer.. .
11/13/14
20140333795
Digital camera and image capturing method
A portable device and image processing method for the device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an image, performing an eye-gazing detection process on the image to detect an eye-gazing direction of at least one eye of at least one object in the image, determining whether the eye-gazing direction meets a gazing criterion, wherein the gazing criterion defines a specific angle of the eye-gazing direction of the at least one eye of the at least one object with respect to the portable device, and wherein the eye-gazing direction is determined by analyzing pupils of the at least one eye, and triggering an application of the portable device in response to the eye-gazing direction meeting the gazing criterion..
11/13/14
20140333794
Sensor-based mobile search, related methods and systems
A smart phone senses audio, imagery, and/or other stimulus from a user's environment, and acts autonomously to fulfill inferred or anticipated user desires. In one aspect, the detailed technology concerns phone-based cognition of a scene viewed by the phone's camera.
11/13/14
20140333787
Systems and methods for parallax measurement using camera arrays incorporating 3 x 3 camera configurations
A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels.
11/13/14
20140333786
System and method for remotely creating and processing media files
A system for processing media files is provided. The system includes an identity assignment module, a positioning module, a camera management module, an association module, and an output module.
11/13/14
20140333785
Apparatus and method for compensating hand blur
An apparatus and method for compensating hand blur are disclosed. The method according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises receiving an angular velocity by tilt of the camera module, determining a first driving signal for driving the second actuator using the angular velocity, calculating a ratio of effective focal length relative to a lens moving distance using the driving of the first actuator, and determining a second driving signal amplifying the first driving signal, using the ratio of effective focal length relative to the lens moving distance..
11/13/14
20140333783
Misregistration correction using non-pinhole camera model and non-linear scan equations
A method of misregistration correction in a line scanning imaging system includes: generating a model of scan motion over a focal plane of the imaging system, using a coupled system of non-linear scan equations with constant coefficients; estimating programmed motion positions across a plurality of detector junction overlap regions via a state transition matrix solution to the scan equations; at each detector junction overlap region, measuring actual motion positions via image correlation of overlapping detectors; generating differences between the actual motion positions and the estimated programmed motion positions; estimating updates to the constant coefficients based on the generated differences; generating corrections from the estimated updates to remove unwanted motion; and applying the updates to the constant coefficients.. .
11/13/14
20140333782
View-assisted image stabilization system and method
A video device includes a first video camera, a second video camera, a motion estimating portion and an image stabilization portion. The first video camera records a first image of a first field of view, records a second image of the first field of view, outputs a first frame of image data based on the first image and outputs a second frame of image data based on the second image.
11/13/14
20140333779
Apparatus for distributing bus traffic of multiple camera inputs of automotive system on chip and automotive system on chip using the same
An apparatus for distributing the bus traffic of the multiple camera inputs of an automotive system on chip (soc) and an automotive soc using the apparatus are disclosed. The plurality of camera data caches stores data from the plurality of cameras in corresponding internal buffers, measures the data storage status of the buffers, and transmits the data to memory.
11/13/14
20140333777
Surveillance system with direct database server storage
A video surveillance system includes at least one of a camera or a streamer. A data base server is coupled to the camera and can store metadata for a video clip from the camera or streamer.
11/13/14
20140333776
Analytics-drived summary views for surveillance networks
A method of displaying surveillance video streams is provided that includes receiving surveillance video streams generated by a plurality of video cameras, and displaying a selected subset of the surveillance video streams in a summary view on at least one display device, wherein, for each surveillance video stream in the summary view, only a relevant portion of each frame in the surveillance video stream is displayed, and wherein a relevant portion is a subset of a frame for at least some of the surveillance video streams in the summary view.. .
11/13/14
20140333775
System and method for object and event identification using multiple cameras
A system for identifying objects and events of interest uses one or more cameras with image processing capabilities. The system is includes multiple cameras configured to perform image processing of a scene from multiple angles to extract and transmit meta-data corresponding to objects or people in the scene.
11/13/14
20140333774
Multi-view surveillance camera
A multi-view surveillance camera has a body and multiple camera units. The body has a camera-mounting shaft mounted in the body.
11/13/14
20140333773
Portable audio/ video mask
A portable electronic device comprises a mask having a front surface, a right surface, a left surface and a back surface. A pair of organic light-emitting (oled displays) is provided with high resolution and auto focus adjustment.
11/13/14
20140333772
System and method for enhanced privacy, resource and alert management
A home monitoring system comprises a control apparatus adapted to provide enhanced privacy, resource management and alert management. The control apparatus includes a camera for capturing video at the home.
11/13/14
20140333770
Rearview vision system for vehicle
A rearview vision system for a vehicle includes a reflective element disposed at a driver or passenger side portion of a vehicle and a camera disposed at or near the reflective element and having a field of view that encompasses at least a portion of the reflective element. The camera and the reflective element are disposed at the side portion of the vehicle so that images of the scene occurring to the side and rear of the vehicle are reflected off of the reflective element and viewed by the camera.
11/13/14
20140333767
Dome camera
A dome camera includes a spherical cover, a camera lens provided inside the spherical cover and a darkening unit arranged between the spherical cover and the camera lens so as to partially block light entering the camera lens and to suppress image quality deterioration. The camera lens is rotatable in a tilt direction, and when a tilt angle of the camera lens exceeds a predetermined threshold angle, the darkening unit is inserted between the spherical cover and the camera lens..
11/13/14
20140333764
Systems and methods for generating depth maps using images captured by camera arrays
A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels.
11/13/14
20140333759
Machine vision inspection systems and methods and aperture covers for use therewith
Machine vision inspection systems and methods for inspecting objects, such as objects with shiny surfaces, as well as illuminators with aperture covers for use therewith. Use of such an aperture cover eliminates the void (dark spot) in the illumination field that inherently results from the presence of an aperture through which an associated camera views an object to be inspected..
11/13/14
20140333757
Method for operating a camera assembly, camera assembly and driver assistance system
The invention relates to a method for operating a camera assembly, in which a first camera and a second camera capture images (36, 42). Respective fields of view of the two cameras overlap at least in a partial region (24).
11/13/14
20140333756
Electrode inspection apparatus for spot welding
A small camera module is simply assembled in a short time, while reducing displacement of a camera relative to the first and second frames. Specifically, the camera module is assembled by bending a pair of clips to engage engaging portions of the clips with engaging recesses of the first and second frames to fix the first frame, camera holders, and the second frame, with the first and second frames located at both sides of each camera holder with a housing recess facing outward, and using resilient force of each of the clips to press the camera with a projection of the clip..
11/13/14
20140333755
System and method for individually inspecting objects in a stream of products and a sorting apparatus comprising such system
A system and a method for inspecting a stream of products (3, 3′, 3″) is disclosed, comprising a scanning focused light beam (5) for scanning the product stream and a camera (7) for detecting light beams directly returned from the scanned product stream, whereby the scanning movement of the focused light beam is synchronized with the exposure time of the camera.. .
11/13/14
20140333753
Spring assemblies with variable flexilibility for use with push-cables and pipe inspection systems
Push-cables and associated apparatus and systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a push-cable assembly for use with a pipe inspection system may include a push-cable element having a proximal end and a distal end, with a spring assembly having varying flexibility coupled to or near the distal end.
11/13/14
20140333752
System and method for on-line measuring a burden surface in a blast furnace
The present invention discloses a system and method for on-line measuring a burden surface in blast furnace to get burden surface information. The system comprises laser emitter(s) disposed above the burden surface and emitting laser beam(s) to continuously scan at least one portion of the burden surface; a video camera configured to shoot burden surface images, each of which comprises a detection point pattern formed by the laser beam incident on the burden surface; an image processing device configured to receive the burden surface images transferred from the video camera and output the burden surface information.
11/13/14
20140333745
System and method for motion detection and interpretation
A motion detection and interpretation system comprising a camera plus an infrared transmitter/receiver paired with a single reflective surface that records image data from two vantage points. The camera is connected to a computer and a display screen.
11/13/14
20140333744
System and method for monitoring potential spread of an infectious agent in an environment
A system and a method are disclosed herein for monitoring potential spread of an infectious agent in an environment. A method is disclosed that includes providing a detectable marker/tracer for emplacement on one or more body regions of a subject at a time when the subject is entering the environment; identifying a unique tag/identifier associating the detectable marker/tracer with the subject; observing with a camera the marker/tracer in the environment; and detecting a transfer of the marker/tracer from the one or more body regions of the subject to one or more surfaces of the environment..
11/13/14
20140333731
Systems and methods for performing post capture refocus using images captured by camera arrays
A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels.
11/13/14
20140333729
Vehicle vision system with customized display
A vehicle vision system includes a plurality of cameras having respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle. A processor is operable to process image data captured by the cameras and to generate images of the environment surrounding the vehicle.
11/13/14
20140333728
Method of enhanced depth image acquisition
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for depth image acquisition of an object wherein at least two time-of-flight cameras are provided and the object is illuminated with a plurality of different light emission states by emitting light signals from each camera. Measurements of the light reflected by the object during each light emission state are obtained at all the cameras wherein the measurements may then be used to optimise the depth images at each of the cameras..
11/13/14
20140333725
3-dimensional camera module and method for auto focusing the same
An exemplary embodiment of the present invention is such that an auto focus search section of a first actuator and an auto focus search section of a second actuator are different to thereby optimize an auto locus effect of the 3-d camera module.. .
11/13/14
20140333719
System and method for processing a very wide angle image
Provided is an optical device such as a camera having an image sensor and a lens/mirror system or the like for capturing a very wide angle image such as a panoramic image and directing it towards a planar photo-sensitive surface of the image sensor. The image sensor converts the captured image, which may be a moving image, into an electrical or electronic signal or signals.
11/13/14
20140333714
Mobile terminal and method for transmitting image therein
A mobile terminal and a method for transmitting an image therein are provided. The method includes displaying a first image input through a first camera unit while participating in a video communication, transmitting the first image to a counterpart terminal, operating, if a second image is selected for transmission, a second camera unit, inputting a second image through the second camera unit, resizing the first image and the second image according to an image standard used for the video communication, displaying the resized first image and second image, and transmitting the resized first image and second image to the counterpart terminal.
11/13/14
20140333692
Liquid ejection head and method for fabricating the same
There is provided a liquid ejection head that can reduce trouble in alignment of a print element substrate even in the case where a high magnification optical system is used and a method for fabricating the liquid ejection head. To achieve this, an auxiliary mark that indicates a relative position with respect to a reference mark is detected and recognized, and thus the position of the reference mark is identified even in the case where the reference mark is not reflected in a camera..
11/13/14
20140333670
Mobile device applications
Electronic devices, interfaces for electronic devices, and techniques for interacting with such interfaces and electronic devices are described. For instance, this disclosure describes an example electronic device that includes sensors, such as multiple front-facing cameras to detect orientation and/or location of the electronic device relative to an object and one or more inertial sensors.
11/13/14
20140333668
Augmented reality videogame broadcast programming
There is provided a system and method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a video capture system using flexible camera control to provide an augmented reality. There is provided a method comprising receiving input data from a plurality of clients for modifying a virtual environment presented using the virtual rendering system, obtaining, from the virtual rendering system, a virtual camera configuration of a virtual camera in the virtual environment, programming the video capture system using the virtual camera configuration to correspondingly control a robotic camera in a real environment, capturing a video capture feed using the robotic camera, obtaining a virtually rendered feed using the virtual camera showing the modifying of the virtual environment, rendering the composite render by processing the feeds, and outputting the composite render to the display..
11/13/14
20140333667
Method and apparatus for providing contents including augmented reality information
An augmented reality contents provision method and apparatus are provided. The method and apparatus includes generating augmented reality content by merging augmented reality information onto an image and updating the augmented reality information on the image.
11/13/14
20140333664
Vending kiosk user interface systems and methods
An exemplary method includes a computer-implemented vending kiosk user interface system 1) receiving a camera image captured by a mobile device, the camera image including a visual representation of a vending kiosk located within a vicinity of the mobile device, 2) detecting the visual representation of the vending kiosk within the camera image, 3) generating, based on the detecting of the visual representation of the vending kiosk within the camera image, an augmented reality image that includes a combination of camera image content included in the camera image and virtual content associated with a vending service, and 4) directing the mobile device to display the augmented reality image. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed..
11/13/14
20140333625
Apparatus and methods for haptic rendering using a haptic camera view
The invention provides systems and methods for using a “haptic camera” within a virtual environment and for using graphical data from the haptic camera to produce touch feedback. The haptic camera obtains graphical data pertaining to virtual objects within the vicinity and along the trajectory of a user-controlled haptic interface device.
11/13/14
20140333585
Electronic apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium
According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus is connectable to a projector that projects projection information onto a projection surface to create a projection image and a camera that captures the projection image. The electronic apparatus includes an object detector and a processor.
11/13/14
20140333566
Mobile terminal and operation control method thereof
Discussed is a mobile terminal, including a touch screen configured to display visual information, a camera unit configured to detect user's gaze information and a controller configured to execute an application in response to a user input, wherein an execution screen of the application is displayed on the touch screen, detect the user's gaze information, and stop displaying the execution screen of the application based on an elapsed time from when the user's gaze information is not detected, wherein the elapsed time is varied based on a type of the application.. .
11/13/14
20140333530
Mobile device gestures
Electronic devices, interfaces for electronic devices, and techniques for interacting with such interfaces and electronic devices are described. For instance, this disclosure describes an example electronic device that includes sensors, such as multiple front-facing cameras to detect orientation and/or location of the electronic device relative to an object and one or more inertial sensors.
11/13/14
20140333490
Electronic device with component trim antenna
An optical component such as a camera, an acoustic component such as a speaker, or other electrical component may be mounted on the surface of an electronic device housing. A window structure may overlap the component.
11/13/14
20140333466
Passive detection of unauthorized electronic devices using wafer scale beam forming
Systems and methods for screening, where a subject walks through or in front of a passive detector (or scanning unit) to be screened for possession of unauthorized electronics devices, provide for detecting and monitoring electronics systems not authorized to be used in secure areas. By focusing a very narrow beam width antenna array, individuals can be screened who may have concealed electronics devices that can pose danger to the surroundings.
11/13/14
20140333209
Intelligent illumination control method, apparatus, and system
Disclosed are an intelligent illumination control method, apparatus, and system. The method includes a step of obtaining at least one image of a predetermined lighting area captured by at least one stereo camera; a step of determining, based on the at least one image, one or more target illuminance values of the predetermined lighting area; and a step of determining, based on the one or more target illuminance values, a dimming level of at least one illumination apparatus so that the at least one illumination apparatus works according to the determined dimming level..


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