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NEW Beamforming audio with wearable device microphones
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150255

An apparatus for audio beamforming is composed of a wearable device (100). Wearable device (100) includes a central processing unit (102), motion sensors (116) and microphones (118). Multiple microphones memory camera (118) of wearable device (100) are used to create a microphone array that can be beamformed towards the speaker's voice. A method for adjusting beam-forming is also provided.
NEW Adjusting speakers using facial recognition
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150252

Embodiments herein describe an audio system that adjusts based on the location of a person. That is, instead of relying on fixed speakers, the audio system adjusts the direction of audio output for one or more speakers to optimize the performance of the audio system based on the location of a user or based on the number of users. To ...
NEW Multi-camera time synchronization
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150236

Video clips and images captured by one device (e. G., a camera) are associated with one or more synchronization labels such as synchronization device labels and synchronization time labels determined by the device. Synchronization device labels can be used to identify devices that are synchronized. Synchronization time labels indicate relative timing between the devices that are synchronized. When a device ...
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NEW Dimensioning apparatus and method
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150129

An apparatus and method enable a workpiece carried on a transportation device to be dimensioned. The apparatus includes a plurality of camera pairs that are situated about a detection zone, and each of the camera pairs simultaneously capture an image of the workpiece. For each camera pair, the images are subjected to a reconciliation operation to obtain a point cloud ...
NEW Virtual training system
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150127

A virtual training system includes a 3d scanner in recording space and a camera. A scan of the recording space are received and combined to make a sequence of models of the recording space while a tasks is being performed. The model states are presented in sequence to a trainee in a playback space and the actions of the trainee ...
NEW Photographing device and operating method of the same
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150126

A photographing device is disclosed that includes a first camera module and second camera module configured to photograph a same subject, a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of the first camera module, and a controller configured to determine a disparity between a first image acquired from the first camera module and a second image acquired from the second ...
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NEW High-speed depth sensing with a hybrid camera setup
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150123

In a method, a first video stream is received from a video camera, and a second video stream is received from a depth camera. A pixel mapping between the video camera and the depth camera is known. The video camera has an update rate greater than that of the depth camera. Optical flow in successive frames of the first video ...
NEW Spatial information capturing device
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150119

A spatial information capturing device includes a structured light generation module, a camera module and a process controller. The structured light generation module provides a structured light pattern to a target object, so that an evaluation pattern is formed on the target object. The camera module includes a lens group, an optical encoder and a sensing unit. The optical encoder ...
NEW Method and apparatus for gross-level user and input detection using similar or dissimilar camera pair
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150118

An information handling system includes a rgb digital camera and a secondary digital camera that can be any type of two-dimensional or three-dimensional digital camera known in the art and a processor. The processor executes code instructions of a gross-level input detection system to detect objects in images taken contemporaneously by the rgb digital camera and the secondary digital camera ...
NEW Methods for controlling scene, camera and viewing parameters for altering perception of 3d imagery
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150116

Mathematical relationships between the scene geometry, camera parameters, and viewing environment are used to control stereography to obtain various results influencing the viewer's perception of 3d imagery. The methods may include setting a horizontal shift, convergence distance, and camera interaxial parameter to achieve various effects. The methods may be implemented in a computer-implemented tool for interactively modifying scene parameters during ...
NEW Methodologies for mobile camera color management
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150112

This document describes methodologies for mobile camera color management. These techniques and apparatuses enable improved consistency of color quality, faster color tuning process, adaptability to new light sources, and easier adoption on the production line than many conventional color management techniques.
NEW Projecting an image on an irregularly shaped display surface
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150110

In accordance with some embodiments, the projector can adapt for virtually any surface of any shape and any complexity. A depth camera determines the configuration of the display surface. More particularly, the depth camera can produce an array of depth samples at a granularity determined to account for the complexity of the surface. A computer processor can take this array ...
NEW Continuous light inspection
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150104

An inspection system that may include a motion device, for supporting an inspected object and for moving the inspected object, in response to motion device triggering signals, by a movement that is characterized by speed variations; a signal generator, for generating camera triggering signals and motion device location triggering signals; a motion device location generator, for providing location information indicative ...
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NEW Automated layouts optimized for multi-screen and multi-camera videoconferencing calls
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150099

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.
NEW Apparatus and method for presenting three dimensional objects with telepresence
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150098

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may capture images using a camera system at a location associated with a user, transmit video content representative of the images over a network for presentation by another media processor at another location, receive at a media processor object content and second video content representative of second images that are associated ...
NEW Solid-state imaging element and camera system
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150082

Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging element including a pixel unit configured to include a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix and a pixel signal readout unit configured to include an analog-digital conversion unit that carries out analog-digital conversion of a pixel signal read out from the pixel unit. Each one of the pixels in the pixel unit includes ...
NEW Stray light compensation techniques for an infrared camera
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150070

Various techniques are provided for a stray light compensation method for an infrared (ir) camera. For example, a stray light compensation method includes: capturing an ir image of a scene by an ir camera, generating a fixed pattern noise estimate fpnestt0 for time t0 using the captured ir image and a stray light model associated with the ir camera, and ...
NEW Zoom input and camera information
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150062

A method comprising receiving first camera information from a first camera module that is configured to face in a first camera direction, causing display of at least part of the first camera information, receiving information indicative of a zoom input that corresponds with a zoom direction that signifies zooming out of the first camera information, determining that the zoom input ...
NEW Dual aperture zoom digital camera
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150061

A dual-aperture zoom digital camera operable in both still and video modes. The camera includes wide and tele imaging sections with respective lens/sensor combinations and image signal processors and a camera controller operatively coupled to the wide and tele imaging sections. The wide and tele imaging sections provide respective image data. The controller is configured to combine in still ...
NEW Method for providing imaging satellite information on a mobile device
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150060

A method and electronic mobile device display imaging satellite information on a screen of the mobile device. A viewing direction and angle of a camera of the mobile device, a location of the mobile device, and orbit information for satellites in a vicinity of the mobile device are all determined. Satellite tracks for each of the satellites determined to be ...
NEW Drone equipped with a video camera sending sequences of images corrected for the wobble effect
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150053

The drone comprises a camera (14) having a rolling shutter digital sensor which sends video data (l) line by line. An inertial unit (26) sends a gyrometric signal representative of the variations in attitude (φ, θ, Ψ) of the camera at a given instant. An image processing module (30) comprising an anti-wobble module receives the video data (l) and the ...