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Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
07/21/16
20160212847 
 Camera for vehicle vision system patent thumbnailCamera for vehicle vision system
A vehicle vision system includes at least one camera operable to capture image data, and an image processor chip operable to process image data captured by the at least one camera for detecting at least one of a vehicle and a pedestrian present in the field of view of the at least one camera. The image processor chip is surface mounted at a mounting location of a circuit board that has a plurality of solder pads established thereat that correspond to a plurality of respective solder points of the image processor chip.
Magna Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160212613 
 Machine-to-machine visual code generation and recognition  device communications patent thumbnailMachine-to-machine visual code generation and recognition device communications
Various embodiments of a machine-to-machine visual code generation and recognition method and a corresponding system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first machine gathers real-time hardware setting information of the first machine, and subsequently generates a first qr code that embeds hardware setting information of the first machine.

07/21/16
20160212456 
 Method and  providing input to a camera serial interface transmitter patent thumbnailMethod and providing input to a camera serial interface transmitter
A system for receiving at least two data streams and providing a single input data stream to a mipi's csi tx is disclosed. The two received data streams are written into respective data buffers.
Analog Devices Global


07/21/16
20160212418 
 Multiple camera system with auto recalibration patent thumbnailMultiple camera system with auto recalibration
A method for a computing device to recalibrate a multiple camera system includes collecting calibration data from one or more pictures captured by the multiple camera system of the computing device. The multiple camera system includes two or more cameras that are each physically separated by a distance from one another.
Aquifi, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212413 
 Fine-coarse autostereoscopic display patent thumbnailFine-coarse autostereoscopic display
A device may have a display with an array of pixels for displaying three-dimensional images for a viewer. Each pixel may have an array of subpixels and associated lens structures.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160212409 
 Methods and  environmental measurements and/or stereoscopic image capture patent thumbnailMethods and environmental measurements and/or stereoscopic image capture
A camera rig including one or more stereoscopic camera pairs and/or one or more light field cameras are described. Images are captured by the light field cameras and stereoscopic camera pairs are captured at the same time.
Nextvr Inc.


07/21/16
20160212408 
 Three-dimensional camera assembly, terminal apparatus and ranging method patent thumbnailThree-dimensional camera assembly, terminal apparatus and ranging method
Embodiments of the present invention provide a three-dimensional camera assembly, a terminal apparatus and a ranging method. The three-dimensional camera assembly comprises: a substrate; a first camera and a second camera, mounted on the substrate and facing a first direction, wherein first and second optical axes of the first and second cameras are oblique with respect to a connection line between lens centers of the first and second cameras, the first optical axis has a first included angle with respect to the connection line, the second optical axis has a second included angle with respect to the connection line, and at least one of the first included angle and the second included angle is not 90°..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212390 
 Electronic magnifier with dedicated wifi and url patent thumbnailElectronic magnifier with dedicated wifi and url
An electronic magnifier is provided. The electronic magnifier includes a camera capturing an image from a document or a picture; an image processing module configured to receive the captured image, magnify the captured image, and generate a composite video output including a magnified image based on the captured image; a usb converter module configured to receive the composite video output of the image processing module and convert the composite output to a usb output; and a wifi converter module configured to receive the usb output from the usb converter module and convert the usb output to a wifi output, such that the wifi output can be received at a device having a display monitor and used by the device to display the magnified image on the display monitor..

07/21/16
20160212389 
 System and  tracking content in a medicine container patent thumbnailSystem and tracking content in a medicine container
A system and a method include a medicine container having a bottle and a cap. The medicine container includes a controller and can include a camera located in the cap.
Northwestern University


07/21/16
20160212387 
 Method for quick photographing based on mobile apparatus, device for quick photographing based on mobile apparatus and mobile apparatus patent thumbnailMethod for quick photographing based on mobile apparatus, device for quick photographing based on mobile apparatus and mobile apparatus
A method and a device for quick photographing based on a mobile apparatus, and a mobile apparatus are provided. A long-pressed state of a preset physical button is set as a triggering condition for quick photographing, a current state of the mobile apparatus is detected and processes are respectively performed based on different states of the mobile apparatus, and then the camera is activated to enter the photographing state; therefore, the method is applicable to the mobile apparatus in any state to perform quick photographing.
Smartisan Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212386 

Home video capturing and monitoring system


This application discloses a home video capturing and monitoring system including a video camera, an executable application, and a remote server. The video camera further includes a camera configured to capture video data, a wireless antenna, a wireless transceiver coupled to the wireless antenna and configured to wirelessly communicate video data captured by the camera to a mobile phone, and one or more infrared light emitting diodes configured to illuminate a field of view with infrared light upon a determination that ambient light is low.
Google Inc.


07/21/16
20160212384 

Image generation apparatus


An image generation apparatus that is used in a vehicle, the image generation apparatus includes: an image generator that temporally continuously generates a plurality of virtual viewpoint images showing a vicinity of the vehicle viewed from a virtual viewpoint, using a plurality of captured images acquired by a plurality of cameras; and a controller configured to control the image generator to: (i) temporally continuously change a position of the virtual viewpoint so that the plurality of virtual viewpoint images appear to be a moving image showing the vicinity of the vehicle in such a way as to go around the vicinity of the vehicle; (ii) acquire a detection result from a detector that detects an object existing in the vicinity of the vehicle; and (iii) determine a rotation direction of the moving image based on a position of the object detected by the detector.. .
Fujitsu Ten Limited


07/21/16
20160212360 

In-situ inspection of power generating machinery


Thermographic inspection of an internal component (28, 34) of power production equipment (20) by inserting an ultrasound energizer (74a) into an inspection portal of the equipment to contact an exterior of the component, and inserting a camera scope via a second portal into an interior (52, 54) of the component. A motorized drive (66) may mount on a pilot fuel port (58) of a gas turbine to move the scope robotically within a combustor (28) and transition duct (34).
Siemens Energy, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212359 

Swir clip on system


Provided is an electromagnetic radiation wavelength conversion module for a slr camera body. The module can include a housing with a first end that can be releasably coupled to the slr camera body and a second end that can be releasably coupled to a slr lens.
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212357 

Method for performing preview control in an electronic device, and associated apparatus


A method for performing preview control in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method may include the steps of: obtaining a specific preview image from a camera module of the electronic device, and obtaining a specific focus-related parameter corresponding to the specific preview image, wherein the specific focus-related parameter is related to focus control of the camera module; determining a specific resize parameter corresponding to the specific preview image according to a predetermined relationship between the specific resize parameter and the specific focus-related parameter; and performing a resize operation on the specific preview image according to the specific resize parameter, to control the specific preview image to be displayed in a quasi-scale-invariant manner with respect to a plurality of preview images.. .
Mediatek Inc.


07/21/16
20160212355 

Method for generating an hdr image of a scene based on a tradeoff between brightness distribution and motion


The present invention relates in general to a method of high dynamic range (hdr) digital imaging and determining and setting exposure parameters for detection of image data by an imaging device, such as a digital camera, to produce a high dynamic range (hdr) image of a scene. The method includes setting an exposure (ei+1) for a next frame (fi+1) as a function of the current exposure (ei), of a first brightness distribution (hfulli) of colors of pixels of the current frame (fi) and of a second brightness distribution (hmotioni) of colors of those pixels weighted by the motion of those pixels, such that motion is evaluated for those pixels in comparison with a previous frame (fi), capturing the next frame (fi+1) under the set exposure (ei+1) and merging the next frame (fi+1) with at least the current frame (fi) into an hdr image..
Thomson Licensing


07/21/16
20160212354 

Rearview imaging system for vehicle


A rearview imaging system for a vehicle includes at least one video camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle for providing a wide angle horizontal field of view (fov) rearwardly of the vehicle, and a display device in the vehicle at a position viewable by the driver. A video processor subdivides the camera fov into three horizontally disposed sub-fovs and displaying said sub-fovs on visually separated side-by-side regions of the display device screen.
Fotonation Limited


07/21/16
20160212353 

Optical image capturing system


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


07/21/16
20160212352 

Vision system and monitoring surroundings of machine


A vision system for a machine is disclosed. The vision system includes a first set of cameras mounted on the first section and a second set of cameras mounted on the second section of the machine.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/21/16
20160212350 

Optical system for imaging an object


Optical system (10) for imaging an object includes at least: a loupe (12) including a lens (16) for magnifying the object, the lens being disposed in a frame; and a camera (14) arranged between the lens (16) of the loupe (12) and the object to image at least a portion of the same field of view as the lens (16) of the loupe (12).. .
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


07/21/16
20160212345 

Forward motion compensated flight path


With reference to fig. 1, camera 12 mounted on airframe 10 captures an image of first field of view 20 along first optical axis 21 aimed at first object of interest 23.

07/21/16
20160212341 

Digital camera having low power capture mode


A digital camera system providing a low-power image capture mode includes an image capture system, an image display and a power management system. The power management system is used to provide a normal image capture mode wherein captured digital images are displayed on the image display as they are captured, and a low-power image capture mode wherein captured digital images are not displayed on the image display as they are captured.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160212338 

Apparatus and generating panoramic image based on image quality


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for generating a panoramic image based on an image quality. The method of generating a panoramic image includes extracting a matching point to connect a base image captured by a first camera and a reference image captured by a second camera, geometrically transforming the reference image by determining a homography between the base image and the reference image, determining a change in image quality of the geometrically transformed reference image, and generating a panoramic image in which the geometrically transformed reference image is connected to the base image based on the determined change in image quality..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/21/16
20160212334 

All-in-focus implementation


Various systems and methods for an all-in-focus implementation are described herein. A system to for operating a camera, comprising an image sensor in the camera to capture a sequence of images in different focal planes, at least a portion of the sequence of images occurring before receiving a signal to store an all-in-focus image, a user interface module to receive, from a user, the signal to store an all-in-focus image, and an image processor to fuse at least two images to result in the all-in-focus image, wherein the at least two images have different focal planes..
Intel Corporation


07/21/16
20160212333 

Picture taking device comprising a plurality of camera modules


A picture taking device includes at least three camera modules, each having a sensor of resolution equal to or higher than thirteen megapixels. A diagonal of the photosensitive surface of the sensor of between 5 mm and 7 mm.
Dxo Labs


07/21/16
20160212332 

Three-axis ois for super-resolution imaging


Systems and methods are provided for super-resolution imaging using 3-axis ois. A super-resolution image may be created by enabling optical image stabilization (ois) in three axes using an ois system on a camera of an image capturing device; capturing an image of a scene using an image sensor of the camera; shifting the image on the image sensor by a predetermined subpixel amount; capturing the subpixel shifted image; and constructing a super-resolution image of the scene using the image and the subpixel shifted image.
Mems Drive, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212329 

Profiles identifying camera capabilities that are usable concurrently


A computing device includes one or more camera systems, each camera system including software and/or hardware to provide various different camera-related capabilities. The camera system maintains one or more profiles, each profile identifying different capabilities of the camera system that the computing device is configured to use concurrently.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/21/16
20160212328 

Haptic interface of image photographing device and control method thereof


An image photographing device and a control method thereof are provided. The image photographing device includes: a camera configured to photograph an image; an inputter configured to receive an input of a user command; a haptic unit disposed on an area of a body of the image photographing device at which a user grips the image photographing device and configured to provide a vibration feedback to the user; and a controller configured to control the haptic unit to provide a vibration feedback that corresponds to a user command in response to the user command being received via the inputter..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212327 

Personal camera companion for real-time streaming


A device may display content being captured by a personal camera associated with a user. The device may receive an indication to stream the content based on a user interaction with the device.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


07/21/16
20160212326 

Apparatus and detecting and connecting counterpart device by capturing image of counterpart device in wireless device


An apparatus and a method detect and connect a counterpart device by capturing an image of the counterpart device in a wireless device. A relative distance value (rdv) between the wireless device and the counterpart device is determined via image capture using a camera.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212325 

Camera correcting focus detection pixel


A camera system includes an interchangeable lens and a camera main body. The interchangeable lens includes a lens side storage unit that stores pupil related data according to an image height.
Olympus Corporation


07/21/16
20160212321 

Multi-turn coil multiplex circuit and for controlling multi-turn coil multiplex circuit


Examples herein provide multi-turn coil multiplex circuits. The multi-turn coil multiplex circuits include a multi-turn coil, a switch, a near field communication (nfc) matching circuit, and a camera circuit.
Xiaomi Inc.


07/21/16
20160212314 

Computer display vanity lighting


A video camera is arranged to capture images of a user of the display. Vanity lights are arranged to produce vanity lighting that lights up the user of the display.

07/21/16
20160212313 

Camera automatically maintaining horizontality and the same


Disclosed herein is a camera apparatus for automatically maintaining horizontality and a method for maintaining the horizontality of a camera module and an image sensor. Particularly, the method for maintaining the horizontality of the camera module and the image sensor according to an embodiment of the present invention include: a step in which a horizontal sensor senses the horizontal state of the image sensor; a step in which a horizontal control signal generation unit generates a horizontal control signal based on a result of comparing the horizontal state with a reference state; and a step in which a horizontal control device rotates any one of the camera module and the image sensor to attain horizontality based on the horizontal control signal and controls any one of the camera module and the image sensor to stay horizontal..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/21/16
20160212312 

Camera and lens module


A camera and a lens module are provided. The camera includes a lens module and an image sensor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212311 

Camera lens structures and display structures for electronic devices


A camera may be mounted under a display in an electronic device. The display may include a polarizer layer, a color filter layer, and a thin-film-transistor layer.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160212310 

Optical image capturing system


A three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a three-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; a second lens with refractive power; and a third lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the three lens elements 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.


07/21/16
20160212309 

Optical image capturing system


The invention discloses a three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a three-piece optical module for capturing image, which include, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, 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; two surfaces of each of the three lenses can be both aspheric. The third lens can have positive refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and both surfaces thereof are aspheric; at least one surface of the third lens has an inflection point.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212308 

Camera module for vehicle


Embodiments provide a camera module including a lens unit, a coupling unit coupled to the lens unit, a housing coupled to the coupling unit, the housing being configured to accommodate a printed circuit board therein and having a vent formed therein, and a membrane formed of an air-permeable material and configured to close the vent formed in the housing so as to prevent external foreign substances from entering the housing.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212307 

Method and controlling sychronization of camera shutters in in-vehicle ethernet communication network


The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling synchronization of camera shutters in an in-vehicle ethernet communication network. A method for controlling synchronization of a camera shutter by a camera controller cooperating with a grandmaster through ethernet communication may include performing a time synchronization procedure with the grandmaster, reducing a preset pulses per second (pps) down counter if the time synchronization procedure is successfully completed, and operating the camera shutter when the pps down counter reaches 0.
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211686 

Device storage case and charger


An enclosed device storage case and charger may comprise a bottom portion with storage compartments configured to contain a plurality of devices, for example, point-of-view (pov) cameras and accessories. A top portion may serve as a lid while providing storage for items such as documents, electronic tablets or laptop computers, and accessories, for example.

07/21/16
20160211108 

Apparatus, the calibration of a streak camera


The present disclosure claims an apparatus, a method and a system for the calibration of a streak camera. A plurality of fiber optic cables is bundled together such that the input ends and the output ends of the fibers are grouped together.
Mcmaster University


07/21/16
20160210853 

Vehicle vision system with traffic monitoring and alert


A vision and alert system of a vehicle includes a plurality of cameras configured to be disposed at a vehicle equipped with the vision and alert system so as to have respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle. The plurality of cameras, when disposed at the vehicle, includes a forward camera having a field of view forward of the vehicle.
Magna Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160210834 

Wearable smart device for hazard detection and warning based on image and audio data


A wearable smart device for providing hazard warning information to a user. The wearable smart device includes a microphone configured to detect audio data associated with a potential hazard.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210787 

Method for optimizing occlusion in augmented reality based on depth camera


A method for optimizing occlusion occurring in an augmented reality system comprising a depth camera and a two-dimensional camera comprises the steps of: capturing, by a depth camera, a scene and an object in the scene to obtain initial depth data, and capturing, by the two-dimensional camera, the scene and the object to obtain two-dimensional image data; in-painting the initial depth data to obtain in-painted depth data; performing a depth buffer calculation according to the in-painted depth data and a virtual model to obtain an occlusion relationship between the object and the virtual model, and generating an occluded partial image according to the two-dimensional image data and the virtual model; estimating partially approximated polygon according to the occluded partial image; and generating an occluded result according to the partially approximated polygon, the two-dimensional image data and the virtual model.. .
National Tsing Hua University


07/21/16
20160210785 

Augmented reality positioning and mapping


An augmented reality and virtual reality head mounted display is described. The head mounted display comprises a camera array in communication with a processor to map the physical environment for rendering an augmented reality of the physical environment..
Sulon Technologies Inc.


07/21/16
20160210783 

Holographic bird's eye view camera


A system and method are disclosed for capturing views of a mixed reality environment from various perspectives which can be displayed on a monitor. The system includes one or more physical cameras at user-defined positions within the mixed reality environment.

07/21/16
20160210761 

3d reconstruction


A camera of an apparatus for determining a set of model data describing an object in three dimensions from two-dimensional image frames taken from the object, is responsible for taking the two-dimensional image frames from the object. A processor of the apparatus is adapted to determine an interim set of model data representing a portion of the object which is derivable from a set of image frames supplied by the camera so far..
Eth Zurich


07/21/16
20160210757 

Target monitoring system with lens cleaning device


An imaging system of a vehicle is provided herein. A camera is configured to capture images of a rear vehicle scene containing a trailer attached to the vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/21/16
20160210753 

Handheld portable optical scanner and using


A system and methods for real-time or near-real time processing and post-processing of rgb-d image data using a handheld portable device and using the results for a variety of applications. The disclosure is based on the combination of off-the-shelf equipment (e.g.
Dotproduct Llc


07/21/16
20160210750 

Vehicle vision system with calibration algorithm


A vision system of a vehicle includes a camera configured to be disposed at a vehicle so as to have a field of view exterior of the vehicle. The camera may include a fisheye lens.
Magna Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160210732 

Image overlaying and comparison for inventory display auditing


Example methods disclosed herein to perform inventory display auditing include comparing a reference image of an inventory display obtained during a prior audit of the inventory display with a current image captured by a camera to determine whether the current image corresponds to the same inventory display as the reference image. Disclosed example methods also include, when the current image is determined to correspond to the same inventory display as the reference image, identifying a difference region in the current image corresponding to a portion of the inventory display that changed relative to the prior audit.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


07/21/16
20160210728 

Image processing system, image processing method, and recording medium


A detecting unit detects subjects from an image photographed by a first camera and an image photographed by a second camera different from the first camera, a deciding unit decides whether a first subject photographed by the first camera and a second subject photographed by the second camera are a same subject, and a generating unit generates color correction information based on information indicating color of plural sets of the subjects decided as the same subject by the deciding unit. Thus, it is possible to reduce a difference of color between plural cameras even in the case where the photographing ranges of the plural cameras do not overlap..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160210530 

Fast object detection method based on deformable part model (dpm)


A fast object detection method based on deformable part model (dpm) is provided. The method includes importing a trained classifier for object detection, receiving an image frame from a plurality of frames in a video captured by a camera, and identifying regions possibly containing at least one object via objectness measure based on binarized normed gradients (bing).
Zhejiang Shenghui Lighting Co., Ltd


07/21/16
20160210518 

Systems and methods for controlling the recording, storing and transmitting of video surveillance content


Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for controlling the recording, storing and transmitting of video content captured by security cameras in order to drastically reduce the overall bandwidth required to remotely monitor a physical space. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a method of triggering or activating a video camera to record and/or transmit images of a physical environment over a network only when measurements taken by a separate structural sensor camera or depth-sensing device indicate that sufficient physical changes have occurred in the environment to warrant video recording.
Vclick3d, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210515 

Event detection based on video metadata


Video data from sources, such as cameras, is analyzed to create metadata descriptive of the events and objects occurring in the video. This metadata, which consists of data about the video, is then analyzed on a transaction basis to determine if a suspicious activity, such as a fraudulent point of sale (pos) return event, has occurred in relation to a transaction..
Verint Systems Inc.


07/21/16
20160210510 

Method for selecting an image of an appliance with a suitable position or orientation of a door of the appliance


A method for selecting an image of an appliance with a suitable position or orientation of a door of the appliance is provided. The method includes obtaining a digital rgb image from a camera of the appliance and converting the digital rgb image to a device independent color space in order to generate at least one of a first chromatic primary plane image or a second chromatic primary plane image from the digital rgb image.
General Electric Company


07/21/16
20160210503 

Real time eye tracking for human computer interaction


A gaze direction determining system and method is provided. A two-camera system may detect the face from a fixed, wide-angle camera, estimates a rough location for the eye region using an eye detector based on topographic features, and directs another active pan-tilt-zoom camera to focus in on this eye region.
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York


07/21/16
20160210493 

Mobility empowered biometric appliance a tool for real-time verification of identity through fingerprints


A system for transforming an image of a fingerprint, comprises a mobile device, comprising: a first communication interface, a camera configured to capture at least one image of at least one fingerprint, and a mobile device processor configured to execute instructions, the instructions configured to cause the mobile device processor to receive the image from the camera and transmit them to an image processing system via the first communication interface; and an image processing system, comprising: a second communication interface configured to receive the image, and an image processor configured to execute instructions, the instructions configured to cause the image processor receive the image form the second communication interface, and: render the image into a high contrast image, establish focus and image resolution for the image, perform noise reduction on the image, and perform distortion elimination on the image.. .
Sciometrics Llc


07/21/16
20160210159 

User mode driver extension and preprocessing


User mode driver extension techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a computing device implements techniques that promote stability of execution of drivers performed by a computing device including stream preprocessing.
Microsoft Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/21/16
20160210006 

Remote support service with smart whiteboard


Mobile devices, such as a smartphone, tablet or wearable, are leveraged to facilitate remote support between a user of the device, and a remote technician. In this approach, the mobile device is used as a tool on behalf of the remote technician.
Logmeln, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209990 

Digital sign network


The disclosed subject matter provides a digital sign with a video camera. The digital sign and video camera are connected via a communications medium to a central computer.
Texas Emergency Network, Llc


07/21/16
20160209846 

Visual localization within lidar maps


An apparatus and method for visual localization of a visual camera system outputting real-time visual camera data and a graphics processing unit receiving the real-time visual camera data. The graphics processing unit accesses a database of prior map information and generates a synthetic image that is then compared to the real-time visual camera data to determine corrected position data.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


07/21/16
20160209826 

Machine tool


This machine tool is provided with an arithmetic control unit that: controls a motor so as to measure the positions of raw material holes in a boom using an imaging camera held on a main shaft (s111-s113); calculates the positions of the center axes of the raw material holes on the basis of the information about the positions of the raw material holes captured by the imaging cameras (s114, s115); calculates distances between two center axes of interest (s116); and, when at least one of the calculated distances does not meet a prescribed value (s117), calculates the most suitable positions for process holes from minimum holes that comply with formulae (1111-1) to (1114-1) and (1141-1) to (1144-1) on the basis of equations (1101), (1111) to (1114), and (1141) to (1144) (s121); and controls the motor so as to form process holes in the positions calculated as the most suitable and cuts raw material holes using a tool held on the main shaft (s122, s123).. .
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209735 

Optical redirection adapter


An optical redirection adapter for an electronic device having a camera includes a housing and an optical element. The optical element is attached to the housing and positioned such that, when the adapter is attached the electronic device, the optical element is positioned in the camera's field of view.
Hand Held Products, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209734 

Camera carrying and mounting system


Embodiments of the present disclosure include a camera carrying and mounting system. The system may include a camera plate configured to mount onto a camera and a coupling mechanism.
Asferik Llc


07/21/16
20160209733 

Holder for mobile devices to take self-portraits or selfies remotely


A holder for mobile devices with camera including phones or tablets for taking self-portraits or selfies remotely. The holder device comprises of a receptacle to insert and clamp securely a mobile device, where the clamping also establishes an electronic connection between the holder device and the mobile device.

07/21/16
20160209732 

Camera supporting and stabilization apparatus and methods


Apparatus and methods for keeping cameras and video recorders stable are disclosed herein. The apparatus and methods disclose a multifunctional dual-armed stabilizing system for augmenting the capabilities of equipment-stabilizing supports for camera or video recorders.

07/21/16
20160209730 

Transparent camera module


A camera module is disclosed including an image sensor having an associated optical filter configured to receive a first set of one or more wavelengths of light, and a housing around the image sensor. The housing has an associated optical filter configured to allow a second set of one or more wavelengths of light to pass through the housing and to block the first set of one or more wavelengths of light from passing through the housing.

07/21/16
20160209728 

Illumination device for performing videography and photography with mobile devices


Illumination devices may be provided with one or more light sources that emit light of the same, similar, and/or different optical spectra within a wavelength range, for example, from the extreme ultraviolet (uv) to the far infrared (ir). One or more of the light sources may be selectively adjusted to control the overall mix of light projected onto a scene of interest.
Surefire, Llc


07/21/16
20160209727 

System and taking high resolution photographs and videos using a mobile device mount with illumination


The present invention relates to taking photographs with a handheld device, and more particularly to hardware for enabling capturing, high resolution, well lighted photographs, document scans and videos, with efficient power usage, of two dimensional and three dimensional objects. The present invention relates to an ergonomic, handheld, mobile mount device with battery powered illumination to enable users to take stable, well-lit videos still photos and document scans when combined with mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, phablet, handheld video game system, video camera, still camera, and other mobile devices.
Jigsaw Informatics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209672 

Lens driving device, camera module and optical apparatus


A lens driving device is provided, including: a holder member; a first driving unit disposed at the holder member; a base disposed at a lower side of the holder member and spaced apart from the holder member; a first circuit board disposed at an upper surface of the base; a second circuit board including a second driving unit facing the first driving unit, and disposed at an upper surface of the first circuit board; a support member supporting the holder member with respect to the base; and a guide portion protruded from an upper surface of the base, wherein the guide portion supports the second circuit board. In an embodiment, a coil at the second circuit board and a magnet at the holder member may be assembled at a predetermined interval, such that reliability of the product with respect to performance of handshake compensation device can be enhanced..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209658 

Head mounted device (hmd) system having interface with mobile computing device for rendering virtual reality content


Systems, methods and computer readable media are provided for rendering virtual reality content. One example system includes a housing to be attached to a head of a user using a strap that connects to the housing.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc


07/21/16
20160209647 

Vehicle vision system with light field monitor


A vision system of a vehicle includes a display configured to be disposed in the vehicle so as to be operable to display images for viewing by an occupant of the vehicle. The display includes a light field display.
Magna Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160209632 

Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens device, and camera system


A zoom lens system according to the present disclosure includes a plurality of lens groups each of which is made up of at least one lens element. The zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a first focusing lens group having a negative power; and a second focusing lens group having a positive power, wherein when zooming is performed from a wide end to a telephoto end, the first focusing lens group and the second focusing lens group move along an optical axis, when focusing is performed from an infinity focusing state to a proximity object focusing state, the first focusing lens group and the second focusing lens group move to perform the focusing, and a predetermined condition is satisfied..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209623 

Optical image capturing system


A three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, includes a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power, in order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis. At least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lenses are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209621 

Lens driving device, camera module and optical apparatus


A lens driving device is provided, including: a cover member; a bobbin installed with at least one lens and having a coil unit arranged on an outer circumferential surface of the bobbin; a magnet arranged at a positon corresponding to that of the coil unit; first and second elastic members, where one end of each of the first and second elastic members may be respectively coupled to an upper surface and a lower surface of the bobbin and supporting movement of the bobbin in an optical axis direction; a detection unit configured to detect movement of the bobbin in a direction parallel to the optical axis direction; a damping member arranged at a connecting portion between the bobbin and the first elastic member; and a support unit provided at at least one of the bobbin and the first elastic member and maintaining an arranged position of the damping member.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209618 

Electromagnetic actuators for digital cameras


Electro-magnetic actuators used to provide a displacement of an optical element such as a lens carrier comprise at least one ferromagnetic frame associated with a large air gap and at least one ferromagnetic member parallel to and separated from an elongated section of a frame by a small air gap. Actuation causes a magnetic circuit that appears in the at least one frame, the at least one member and small air gaps and by-passes or bridges the large air gap.
Corephotonics Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209527 

Apparatus for photographing radioactive substance by using smart device


Disclosed is an apparatus for photographing a radioactive substance by using a smart device, the apparatus including: a radioactive information collection unit including a camera barrel, a dark curtain as a visible light blocking filter provided at an object-side extremity of the camera barrel, and an intensifying layer being sensitive to radioactive rays and generating visible light by being provided on a rear surface of the dark curtain; a smart device; a mount coupled to the radioactive information collection unit by being mounted at an eye-side extremity of the camera barrel such that an optical axis of a camera lens of the smart device matches up with an optical axis of the camera barrel; and an application provided in the smart device for calculational processing and output of image information produced via the radioactive information collection unit.. .

07/21/16
20160209266 

Panoramic laser warning receiver


A method and apparatus of detecting laser in a laser warning receiver is disclosed. A panoramic lens assembly utilized in cameras is combined with a laser detection focal plane.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.


07/21/16
20160209248 

6d positioning system using a shadow sensor


A positioning system, in particular, positioning in six dimensions of a sensor with respect to an assembly composed of a multitude of leds, is provided. The sensor is a shadow sensor and has a mask and a 2d imager.
Csem Centre Suisse D'electronique Et De Microtechne Sa


07/21/16
20160209217 

Gyroscope assisted scalable visual simultaneous localization and mapping


An indoor localization system uses visual simultaneous localization and mapping (vslam) aided by gyroscope sensor information. Indoor environments pose several challenges which could cause a vision only system to fail due to tracking errors.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


07/21/16
20160209203 

Positioning system and method


A positioning system, in particular, six-dimensions positioning system of a shadow sensor with respect to a constellation of light sources is provided. The sensor can be a shadow sensor and has a mask and a 2d imager.
Csem Centre Suisse D'electronique Et De Microtechnique Sa-recherche Et Développement


07/21/16
20160209109 

Refrigerator and controlling the same


A refrigerator and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. A refrigerator includes a cabinet having a storage compartment for storing food therein, a sensor mounted in the cabinet to sense information of an interior of the refrigerator, a first converting unit for converting the information sensed by the sensor into data to be transmitted through a light source, a light source for emitting light so as to flicker according to the data of the first converting unit, a camera for successively capturing an image of the light source, and a second converting unit for converting information related to flickering of the light source captured by the camera into data related to the sensor..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160209025 

Lighting device attachment for mobile devices


A lighting device attachment for a mobile device may include a housing that defines a cavity or an external coupling member configured to receive the mobile device, a light source within the housing, and an optical element adapted to project light from the light source to illuminate an external scene. The attachment may include multiple light sources and multiple associated optical elements to generate a combined beam for illuminating the external scene which may include the field of view of a camera of the mobile device.
Surefire, Llc






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