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Systems and methods for providing fused images to remote recipients for descrambling and interpretation

Glu Mobile

Systems and methods for providing fused images to remote recipients for descrambling and interpretation

Smartphone-based methods and systems

Digimarc

Smartphone-based methods and systems

Smartphone-based methods and systems

Flashbox Media

Recording and entertainment system

Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
05/21/15
20150143405
 Systems and methods for creating and navigating broadcast-ready social content items in a live produced video patent thumbnailSystems and methods for creating and navigating broadcast-ready social content items in a live produced video
Systems and methods for incorporating social content items into a produced video are provided. The system presents a producer interface to a user that allows the user to query for social content items.
Tagboard, Inc. (f/k/a Kawf.com, Inc.)
05/21/15
20150143221
 Systems and methods for providing fused images to remote recipients for descrambling and interpretation patent thumbnailSystems and methods for providing fused images to remote recipients for descrambling and interpretation
Disclosed are systems and methods for using a hands free computing device. The device includes a processor, a head movement measuring component, screen, camera, microphone, and memory.
Glu Mobile Inc.
05/21/15
20150142618
 Smartphone-based methods and systems patent thumbnailSmartphone-based methods and systems
Methods and arrangements involving portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are disclosed. Exemplary arrangements utilize the camera portions of such devices to identify nearby subjects, and take actions based thereon.
Digimarc Corporation
05/21/15
20150142429
 Recording and entertainment system patent thumbnailRecording and entertainment system
A recording and entertainment system is provided. A mobile kiosk is capable or being outfitted with one or more cameras for capturing visual content, an audio recording system, a display device, a computer to control recording, storing, processing, and playing the captured visual and audio content.
Flashbox Media, Llc
05/21/15
20150142394
 Computing camera parameters patent thumbnailComputing camera parameters
The invention notably relates to a computer-implemented method for designing a 3d modeled object representing a real object. The method comprises the steps of providing a 3d representation of the real object, identifying occurrences of a geometric feature at 3d positions of the 3d representation, providing at least one 2d view of the real object, identifying occurrences of a graphic feature at 2d positions of the 2d view, the geometric feature corresponding to the graphic feature, computing camera parameters that minimize a distance between a set of projections of the 3d positions on the 2d view and a set of 2d positions.
Dassault Systemés
05/21/15
20150142252
 Autonomous robot for a mobile device patent thumbnailAutonomous robot for a mobile device
A robotic device includes a housing configured to house a mobile device. The robotic device also includes an articulating image director aligned with a field of view of a camera of the mobile device.
Qualcomm Incorporated
05/21/15
20150142171
 Methods and apparatus to calibrate an orientation between a robot gripper and a camera patent thumbnailMethods and apparatus to calibrate an orientation between a robot gripper and a camera
Disclosed are methods adapted to calibrate a robot gripper to a camera. The method includes providing a robot with a coupled moveable gripper, providing one or more cameras, providing a target scene having one or more fixed target points, moving the gripper and capturing images of the target scene at two or more imaging locations, recording positions in the gripper coordinate system for each of the imaging locations, recording images in a camera coordinate system, and processing the images and positions to determine a gripper-to-camera transformation between the gripper coordinate system and the camera coordinate system.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
05/21/15
20150142144
 Label and system for infant care having provision for automatic updating patent thumbnailLabel and system for infant care having provision for automatic updating
A method and system for providing suitably audio programmatic material for enhancing a baby's experience in distinct contexts employs a connected device having communicative access to a wan and further includes a camera capable or reading a qr code and responding to instructions contained thereon. The system includes a media player device.
Swaddledesigns Llc.
05/21/15
20150141759
 Interface for viewing video from cameras on a surgical visualization system patent thumbnailInterface for viewing video from cameras on a surgical visualization system
A surgical device includes a plurality of cameras integrated therein. The view of each of the plurality of cameras can be integrated together to provide a composite image.
Camplex, Inc.
05/21/15
20150141755
 Surgical visualization systems patent thumbnailSurgical visualization systems
A surgical retractor includes a plurality of cameras integrated therein. One such retractor includes a tubular retractor and an insert supporting said plurality of cameras can be disposed within a tubular retractor..
Camplex, Inc.
05/21/15
20150141752

Optical wireless docking system for capsule camera


A capsule endoscopic system with wireless docking device is disclosed, where the system comprises a capsule device and a docking device for receiving the data from the capsule device. The docking device supplies power to the capsule device and retrieves data from the capsule device wirelessly.
Capso Vision, Inc.
05/21/15
20150141751

Line of sight wireless endoscopy


Endoscope imaging apparatus, including an endoscope, which is configured to be inserted into a body cavity of a patient and an image sensor configured by means of the endoscope to form an image of the body cavity, and to transmit image signals in response to the image formed. The apparatus further includes an optical transmitter, physically connected to the endoscope, and configured to receive the image signals, to encode the image signals, and to transmit optical radiation comprising the encoded image signals.
Gyrus Acmi, Inc. (d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America)
05/21/15
20150141076

Distributed application functionality and user interface for multiple connected mobile devices


Providing a distributed application on a plurality of personal devices of a user includes providing a first portion of the distributed application on a first personal device and providing a second portion of the application on a second personal device different from the first personal device, where the second personal device is wearable by the user and where the second portion of the distributed application operates on data that is inaccessible to the first personal device to provide a result thereof to the first portion of the distributed application. The first personal device may be a mobile phone, a tablet, or a personal computer.
Evernote Corporation
05/21/15
20150139635

Mounting bracket


According to the present invention, there is provided a bracket for a camera device. The camera device comprises a wall mount, an arm extending from the wall mount, an adjustable camera mount supported by the arm, and a locking element for locking of the camera mount in an adjusted position.
Axis Ab
05/21/15
20150139615

Mobile video editing and sharing for social media


A mobile video editing and sharing systems for social media referred to as the capture system, which improves over prior video editing systems for smartphones through a more extensive editing suite including functionality for adding and altering music to video files. The video editing portion of the system allows for further creative freedom and expansion than what is already offered.
Sketchpost, Llc
05/21/15
20150139612

Media playback


A media playback method and device that relate to the field of computer technologies are provided. The method includes turning on a camera to detect the number of human eyes within a shooting range to determine an initial number of viewers when a user performs a media playback activity, detecting, at a set interval, the number of human eyes to determine a current number of viewers, and encrypting a playback image when the current number of viewers is greater than the initial number of viewers.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150139608

Methods and devices for exploring digital video collections


Approaches presented herein enable to the interactive exploration of digital videos. The videos can include digital videos that have casually been captured by consumer devices, such as mobile phone cameras, tablets, and the like.
Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.
05/21/15
20150139602

Apparatus and processing images


Provided are an image processing apparatus and method for processing images. The image processing apparatus is connected to at least one camera and includes: a performance calculating unit configured to calculate a decoding performance of the at least one camera based on information about at least one of a codec, a resolution and a frame rate of image frames which are received from the at least one camera, and a filtering unit configured to filter the received image frames to select image frames for decoding, based on a result of the calculation of the decoding performance of the at least one camera..
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150139568

Method and a optimal seam for surround view synthesis


A method, apparatus and a surround view camera system for determining the optimal seem for a surround view camera system. The method includes determining the corrected side view image at bird-eye perspective, generating a cost map for overlapping region, finding a minimum cost seam for each overlapping region, computing weight based on distance to the seam, if blending of the pixel, and blending the pixel, synthesizing composite view, and generating a composite view image..
Texas Instruments Incorporated
05/21/15
20150139567

Adjusting digital images for parallax


Adjusting digital images for parallax includes receiving (401) a digital image of an object on a platform from a camera positioned over the platform and adjusting (402) a magnification of a top surface of the object in the digital image based on a height of the object.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
05/21/15
20150139556

Apparatus for compensating camera image and operating method thereof


Disclosed is a camera image compensating apparatus for a vehicle, including a detecting unit which detects a base line and a vehicle body contour line; a coordinate storing unit which stores a first reference image coordinate value and a second reference image coordinate value; a first coordinate calculating unit which calculates a first base line image coordinate value and calculates a first vehicle body contour line image coordinate value; a coordinate comparing unit which compares the first reference image coordinate value and the first base line image coordinate value and compares the second reference image coordinate value and the first vehicle body contour line image coordinate value; and a correcting unit which calculates angle change information of the camera, calculates correction information based on the angle change information, and corrects the camera parameter using the correction information.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150139535

Silhouette-based object and texture alignment, systems and methods


An object-image alignment data generating method for use in an object recognition system is presented. The method obtains a 3d model and a set of 2d images of the object.
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc
05/21/15
20150139532

Camara tracking apparatus and method using reconstruction segments and volumetric surface


Provided are an apparatus and method for tracking a camera that reconstructs a real environment in three dimensions by using reconstruction segments and a volumetric surface. The camera tracking apparatus using reconstruction segments and a volumetric surface includes a reconstruction segment division unit configured to divide three-dimensional space reconstruction segments extracted from an image acquired by a camera, a transformation matrix generation unit configured to generate a transformation matrix for at least one reconstruction segment among the reconstruction segments obtained by the reconstruction segment division unit, and a reconstruction segment connection unit configured to rotate or move the at least one reconstruction segment according to the transformation matrix generated by the reconstruction segment division unit and connect the rotated and moved reconstruction segment with another reconstruction segment..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
05/21/15
20150139504

Detecting apparatus, detecting system, and detecting method


The present invention provides a detecting apparatus for detecting an abnormal state such as a drop or fall of a person to be observed from a captured image in a real-time manner and realizing improvement in precision of the detection while eliminating the influence of a background image and noise. The detecting apparatus calculates a motion vector of each of blocks of an image of video data, and extracts a block group in which the size of the motion vector exceeds a predetermined value.
Renesas Electronics Corporation
05/21/15
20150139501

Wind velocity calibration system and method


A wind velocity calibration system and method for providing highly accurate measurements of the three-dimensional wind velocity vector at high altitudes. The system includes a launcher, a projectile, an artificial aerosol cloud, at least two optical cameras, and an image processor..
05/21/15
20150138710

Portable computer display structures


An electronic device housing may have upper and lower portions that are attached with a hinge. At least one portion of the housing may have a rear planar surface and peripheral sidewalls having edges.
Apple Inc.
05/21/15
20150138639

Lens driving device and camera module including the same


A lens driving device includes a lens barrel supporting a lens; an autofocusing driving unit disposed on one side of a plane perpendicular to an optical axis direction based on the lens barrel to thereby drive the lens barrel in the optical axis direction; and a hand-shake prevention driving unit disposed on sides of the plane perpendicular to the optical axis direction other than the one side on which the autofocusing driving unit is disposed, to thereby drive the lens in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis direction.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138609

Portable device scanner support with contour correction and automatic copying


Systems and methods use a supporting arm having a first end and a second end, and a program of scanning instructions readable by a computerized processor. The first end of the supporting arm is connected to a secondary device.
Xerox Corporation
05/21/15
20150138595

Ar display device, ar display control device, print condition setting system, print system, print setting display method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium


Disclosed is an ar display device including: a display unit configured to display an augmented reality space in which an image is overlapped with a reality space; a camera configured to shoot the reality space corresponding to the augmented reality space; a setting information obtaining unit configured to obtain setting contents relating to an additional processing to be carried out for an image or an output sheet; a detecting unit configured to detect a sheet in the reality space and a posture thereof; and a display control unit configured to prepare an output image which simulatedly shows a processing result to be obtained in accordance with the setting contents and which is corrected so as to be matched with the posture of the sheet, and to instruct the display unit to display the augmented reality space in which the output image is overlapped with the sheet.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138538

Component analyzing apparatus


A component analyzing apparatus includes a base unit having a mounting part on which a measuring object is mounted and a mass measurement part that measures a mass of the measuring object, a spectroscopic camera that acquires a spectral image of the measuring object, a support unit provided on the base unit and supporting the spectroscopic camera in a location such that an imaging direction in the spectroscopic camera is a direction toward the mounting part and a distance between the mounting part and the spectroscopic camera is a predetermined distance, and a control part that analyzes components of the measuring object based on the spectral image and the mass measured by the mass measurement part.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
05/21/15
20150138438

Imaging system and control imaging system


An imaging system of the present invention comprises a lens unit having a barrel section that contains a photographing optical system, and an operating section provided on the barrel section, and a camera body having an imaging section for converting a subject image formed by the photographing optical system into electrical signals, and a display section for displaying the subject image based on the electrical signals, wherein the lens unit has a transmission section for transmitting information relating to the operation section, and the camera body has a receiving section for receiving information relating to the operating section that has been transmitted from the transmission section, and an association section for displaying the information relating to the operation section that has been received by the receiving section on the display section, and associating information relating to the operating section with functions of the camera body.. .
Olympus Imaging Corp.
05/21/15
20150138436

Camera module


One or more embodiments are directed to optical module assemblies, such as a camera module assembly, and methods of forming same. One embodiment is directed to an optical module assembly that includes a substrate having a first surface.
Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138434

Electronic device


An electronic device including a housing, a support member, and a camera module is provided. The housing has a bump.
Htc Corporation
05/21/15
20150138427

Location-tag camera focusing systems


A system for improved camera focusing systems using subject location tags. More particularly, the disclosed subject matter relates to providing a system comprising camera accessories and in-lens technologies that allows for the continuous, automated focus of a subject by measuring the distance between the camera and a subject that has been “tagged” with a locator beacon..
Free Focus Systems Llc
05/21/15
20150138424

Solid state image capturing apparatus, camera module and electronic device


There is provided a solid state image capturing apparatus including an image capturing element for photoelectric converting an incident light; a light shielding filter for shielding a part of the incident light; and a metal plate partly having an opening for fixing the light shielding filter at a position for blocking the opening, an end of the opening of the metal plate being etched and antireflection treated. Also, a camera module and an electronic device are provided..
Sony Corporation
05/21/15
20150138423

Methods and apparatus relating to a camera including multiple optical chains


camera methods and apparatus are described where the camera device includes multiple optical chains. In various embodiments two or more of the optical chains include light redirection devices such as mirrors or prisms.
The Lightco Inc.
05/21/15
20150138420

Liquid crystal cell connection to lens mount of camera module


Electronics modules and methods of making electronics modules are provided. An electronics module includes a substrate having an electronic circuit mounted thereon, a lens mount affixed to the substrate, the lens mount having a lens assembly mounted therein, and a liquid crystal cell affixed to the lens mount over the lens assembly, the liquid crystal cell having electrical terminals, wherein the lens mount includes adhesive containment pockets that are filled with a conductive adhesive so as to contact the electrical terminals of the liquid crystal cell, wherein the adhesive containment pockets include contacts that are electrically connected to the substrate.
Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138418

Camera apparatus, and generating view finder image signal


A camera apparatus includes: a display signal generation section configured to generate an indicator display signal for displaying an indicator at a position in accordance with an inclination of a camera body in a predetermined direction; and a combination section configured to combine a captured image signal with the indicator display signal in order to obtain a view finder image signal, wherein the display signal generation section generates the indicator display signal such that a display of the indicator is masked using a mask area having a predetermined width and with a position corresponding to a predetermined inclination of the indicator in a movement direction as center.. .
Sony Corporation
05/21/15
20150138417

Viewfinder wearable, at least in part, by human operator


A system embodiment may include at least one camera wearable, at least in part, by a human operator. The at least one camera may have, when enabled, at least one active field of view that may be captured by the at least one camera in response, at least in part, to image capture actuation by the human operator.
05/21/15
20150138409

Camera and controlling operation of same


An image obtained by superimposing the image of the subject, which is displayed on the display screen of an electronic viewfinder, upon the optical image of the subject can be seen by the user looking through a finder unit. Display position on the display screen of the electronic viewfinder is shifted so as to correct for parallax between the finder unit and the solid-state electronic image sensing device.
Fujifilm Corporation
05/21/15
20150138406

Method, apparatus and computer program product for capturing images


In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises generating a preview of a scene by a first camera of an apparatus in a first mode, and generating one or more image frames of the scene by at least one second camera of the apparatus in the first mode.
Nokia Corporation
05/21/15
20150138397

Image sensor data compression and dsp decompression


An image sensor compresses image data prior to transmitting the image data to a dsp. The image sensor captures light representing an image, for instance via a camera's aperture.
Gopro, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138385

Digital annotation-based visual recognition book pronunciation system and related operation


A digital annotation-based visual recognition book pronunciation system and its method of operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile application program in the system extracts graphical feature points from a page image of a book captured by an integrated camera lens, transmits the graphical feature points to a digital annotation database executed in a cloud computing server, retrieves a book pronunciation content associated with the page image of the book, and superimposes an icon or a representation of the book pronunciation content on the page image of the book displayed as a real-time augmented application on the display panel of the mobile device.
05/21/15
20150138384

Location-tag camera focusing systems


A system for improved camera focusing systems using subject location tags. More particularly, the disclosed subject matter relates to providing a system comprising camera accessories and in-lens technologies that allows for the continuous, automated focus of a subject by measuring the distance between the camera and a subject that has been “tagged” with a locator beacon..
Free Focus Systems Llc
05/21/15
20150138383

Automated tilt and shift optimization


In a method for calculating corrections for tilt in an image, one or more processors receive a digitized image from a camera. The one or more processors initiate display of the digitized image in a screen on the camera, the screen having user-selectable focus points.
International Business Machines Corporation
05/21/15
20150138382

Image capturing method, apparatus, and electronic device


Various embodiments provide methods, apparatus, and electronic devices for image capturing. An exemplary image capturing method can include first acquiring image information via a camera contained in an electronic device and then detecting whether a shake amplitude of the electronic device is within a pre-set range.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
05/21/15
20150138381

Camera module


An exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include a first board mounted with an image sensor, a first holder coupled to an upper surface of the first board, a second holder arranged at an upper surface of the first holder and mounted at a periphery with a plurality of magnets, a first elastic member supporting the second holder, and a ball guide unit interposed between the first holder and the second holder.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138380

Image pickup apparatus capable of detecting motion vector, controlling the same, and storage medium


An image pickup apparatus capable of detecting a motion vector and selecting a vector search method which enables effects to be always obtained in various usages of a camera, taking into account load balancing with the performance. One input image is set as a reference image, and the other input image is set as a search target image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
05/21/15
20150138377

Systems and methods for lens characterization


Methods and systems for analyzing camera lenses and presenting information regarding camera lenses performance are described. An interactive user interface is provided over a network for display on a user terminal by a computer system.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138375

Method and apparatus in a motion video capturing system


A method for delivering motion video, which is captured by a first motion video camera, to a client device from said first motion video camera. The method comprises receiving, at the first motion video camera from the client, a request of a motion video and an indication of a requested format, matching, in a transcoding format list of the first motion video camera, the selected format to an address of a second motion video camera, sending, to said address of the second motion video camera, a motion video which have been identified in a request, the motion video having a format different from the selected format, receiving at the first motion video camera from the second motion video camera said requested motion video in the selected format, and sending said requested motion video in the selected format to the client..
Axis Ab
05/21/15
20150138372

Device and measuring a camera


A device and a method are described for measuring a camera having an image sensor, in particular a fixed-focus camera, the device including: a camera support for accommodating at least one camera to be tested in at least one camera position, a collimator device for emitting collimator light of a test pattern having different object distances, a mirror system for deflecting the collimator light to the camera position, the mirror system having at least one first mirror device which is pivotable by a mirror adjustment device into multiple pivot positions, and a second mirror device having multiple second mirror units, the second mirror units reflecting the light emitted by the first mirror device in its different pivot positions to the camera position for imaging the test pattern in different image regions of an image sensor.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh
05/21/15
20150138369

Near infrared absorptive liquid composition, near infrared cut filter using the same, manufacturing the same, and camera module and manufacturing the same


A near-infrared absorbing composition comprising a copper complex having a maximum absorption wavelength in the near-infrared absorption region, and a surfactant.. .
05/21/15
20150138365

Network video monitoring automatically assigning cameras in the same


A network video monitoring system includes a core-control module, a plurality of network video recording (nvr) hosts, and a plurality of cameras. The core-control module assigns the cameras to the nvr hosts respectively for controlling the camera by the nvr hosts according to status of each nvr host.
Delta Electronics, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138363

Vehicular vision system


A vehicular vision system includes a plurality of cameras mounted at a vehicle, with each camera including a respective image sensor and having a respective field of view exterior of the vehicle. The system includes a control and a video output for transmitting a stream of video captured by an image sensor of a camera of the plurality of cameras, and a serial data interface permitting a microcontroller of the control to communicate with at least one electronic device of the vehicle.
Magna Electronics Inc
05/21/15
20150138360

Display device for self-propelled industrial machine


This invention has an object to assist for traveling operation of a self-propelled industrial machine to display underneath image of the self-propelled industrial machine on a monitor of a display device mounted in a operator's cab. The display device of the self-propelled industrial machine according to the present invention is provided for a dump truck, which comprises cameras having field of view to underneath of the dump truck, a symbol image storage section to store a symbol image which is symbolized the dump truck, a superposing process section to make transparent with a predetermined transparent ratio in the symbol image as a transparent region and to superpose an image taken by the camera on the area corresponding to the transparent region as underneath image, and a monitor mounted in a cab of the dump truck for displaying the symbol image composed by the superposing process section..
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138359

In-vehicle camera control device


Specifically, upon start of processing, current supply to the imaging element of the in-vehicle camera is stopped first (camera is powered off). Therefore, at least immediately after the ignition is turned on, current supply to the imaging element is not performed.
05/21/15
20150138356

Display device for self-propelled industrial machine


A bird's eye view image is displayed to be recognized by an operator intuitively and precisely, irrespective of the displayed direction of the bird's eye view image. The display device has a plurality of cameras having optical axis directed obliquely downward to take images around a self-propelled industrial machine.
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138355

Visual detection of volcanic plumes


A system for detecting volcanic plumes using a camera on an aircraft, a distant point-like source of light, and a computerized method of processing images acquired by the camera to detect phenomena indicative of the presence of volcanic plumes in a volume of space intersected by light from the light source. A computer system is programmed to determine whether the image data from the camera has characteristics indicating that the imaged light had passed through a volcanic plume or not.
The Boeing Company
05/21/15
20150138354

Method and system for communicating equipment field data to service centers


A method and system for providing efficient repair of mining equipment includes providing an electronic device having a camera, a microphone and geolocation determining hardware and software. The method includes capturing an image and sound of the mining equipment in need of repair along with the geolocation of the mining equipment, and automatically dispatching an electronic message including the captured image, sound and geolocation data to an electronic address of a service center.
05/21/15
20150138351

Device and measuring the dimensions of elements of a railway track


The invention relates to a device for measuring at least one dimension of at least one element constituting a railway track, comprising a housing having a camera and a laser rangefinder pointing in the same direction as the camera, said housing being provided with a guide suitable for being positioned against a known reference point relative to said element of which a dimension is to be measured, as well as to a device for receiving, transmitting, computing, storing, and displaying information from the camera and the laser rangefinder and for remotely controlling these latter.. .
Rov Developpement
05/21/15
20150138349

3-d scanning and positioning system


A system for obtaining three-dimensional information about a surface, the system comprising: a sensing device having: a pattern projector for providing a projected pattern on the surface; and a camera for acquiring a 2d image of the surface from a viewpoint, wherein at least one target of a set of reference targets and at least a portion of the projected pattern is apparent on the 2d image; a storage for calibration data; an image processor for extracting 2d image coordinates of surface points of the projected pattern and target contours from the 2d image; a 3d surface point calculator for calculating 3d coordinates of the surface points from the 2d image coordinates of the surface points; a 3d target calculator for calculating a 3d position and/or an actual orientation for the reference target.. .
Creaform Inc.
05/21/15
20150138348

Device and multifunction relative alignment and sensing


A tiltmeter-integrated two element relative alignment optical monitor relative alignment and contact sensing and can provide precise information regarding the nature of physical contact experienced by the objects being monitored. A computer monitor can display the information in real time, in an intuitive manner.
The Government Of The Us, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy
05/21/15
20150138347

Portable self powered line mounted high speed camera system for overhead electric power lines


A method of locating a fault on a power line conductor includes measuring a change in magnitude from a load current to a fault current with a first “c” loop coil through an electric power line conductor. At least one camera is selected based on a polarity of the load current and the fault current.
05/21/15
20150138346

Systems and methods for estimating depth from projected texture using camera arrays


Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention estimate depth from projected texture using camera arrays. One embodiment of the invention includes: at least one two-dimensional array of cameras comprising a plurality of cameras; an illumination system configured to illuminate a scene with a projected texture; a processor; and memory containing an image processing pipeline application and an illumination system controller application.
Pelican Imaging Corporation
05/21/15
20150138339

Control system for an autonomous garden tool, method and apparatus


The invention relates to a control system for an autonomous garden tool that is equipped with at least one camera and one motor. The control system comprises a camera control module and an image generation module.
Honda Research Institute Europe Gmbh
05/21/15
20150138336

Housing for an underwater video camera


The present invention provides a housing for use in an underwater video camera which does not require a window comprised from a thick parallel flat plate and large scale pressure resistant sealing container and which can take 3d images in deep water or hadal zone. A housing for an underwater video camera formed from a glass hollow sphere for housing an imaging video camera including filling a roughly spherical segmental shape correction lens to a spherical segment enclosed by a cutting plane parallel to a lens surface of an imaging lens of the imaging video camera housed inside the glass hollow sphere, the cutting plane being a flat surface facing the lens surface and an inner surface of a spherical crown of the glass hollow sphere cut out using the cutting plane..
Pearl Giken Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138332

Adaptive multi-modal integrated biometric identification and surveillance systems


A surveillance system is provided that includes at least one sensor disposed in a security area of a surveillance region to sense an occurrence of a potential security breach event; a plurality of cameras is disposed in the surveillance region; at least one camera thereof has a view of the security area and can be configured to automatically gather biometric information concerning at least one subject person in the vicinity of the security area in response to the sensing of a potential security breach event; one or more other of the plurality of cameras can be configured to search for the at least one subject person; a processing system is programmed to produce a dossier corresponding to the at least one subject person to match biometric information of one or more persons captured by one or more of the other cameras with corresponding biometric information in the dossier.. .
Proximex Corporation
05/21/15
20150138325

Camera integrated with light source


Disclosed is a camera integrated with a light source, and a method of operating the same. The camera includes: the light source configured to emit light; a scanning mirror configured to scan the light emitted from the light source toward an object; an optical detector configured to detect the light reflected from the object; and a controller configured to transmit a control signal for selectively adjusting a scanning angle of the scanning mirror, and to generate a depth image of the object using the reflected light detected by the optical detector..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138324

Apparatus for detecting vehicle light and method thereof


In an image analysis apparatus, by control of a stereo camera, left and right cameras capture images of a common area ahead of an own vehicle, and generate pieces of image data (left and right image data) expressing the captured images. At this time, exposure timings of the left camera and the right camera are controlled so that the exposure timing of the left camera is shifted from that of the right camera.
Denso Corporation
05/21/15
20150138314

Generating panoramic images


Methods and systems for generating panoramic images using images captured from, for instance, a camera-enabled mobile device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, wearable computing device, or other device) are provided. More particularly, a panoramic image can be generated from images simultaneously captured from at least two cameras facing in different directions, such as a front facing camera and a rear facing camera of a camera-enabled mobile device.
Google Inc.
05/21/15
20150138312

Method and a surround view camera system photometric alignment


A method, apparatus and a surround view camera system. The method includes extracting block samples from at least one of a composite view geometric lut, input fish-eye image and view overlapping region, selecting sample inliers from the extracted block samples, estimating optimal color gain for the selected block samples, performing refined adjustment based on the estimated color gain and applying color transform, and producing a composite surround view image..
Texas Instruments Incorporated
05/21/15
20150138311

360-degree panoramic camera systems


360-degree panoramic camera systems include a plurality of modular cameras positioned at angular intervals to capture images around a 360-degree field of view, a camera-housing module configured to at least house the plurality of cameras, an electronic interface coupled to each camera, and an imaging system coupled to the electronic interface. The camera systems utilize technology that processes fixed images or raw video streams at a minimum of 24 frames per second.
Panavision International, L.p.
05/21/15
20150138303

Eye to eye camera apparatus


A camera apparatus with a light-absorbing panel houses a camera facing downwards toward a two-way mirror angled to reflect a view of a user within an observations zone. The camera apparatus is placed on the top of an image display device to cover a computer window displayed on a portion of the image display device.
Telepresence Technologies, Llc
05/21/15
20150138232

Ar display device, process contents setting device, process contents setting method and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium


Disclosed is an ar display device including: a display unit configured to display an augmented reality space; a camera configured to shoot the reality space; an object detecting unit configured to detect a predetermined object in the reality space; a display control unit configured to prepare a simulation image which simulatedly shows a processing result and to instruct the display unit to display the augmented reality space in which the simulation image is overlapped with the predetermined object; an operation detecting unit configured to detect an operation for the simulation image in the augmented reality space; and a setting information output unit configured to output setting information in order for the predetermined device to obtain the processing result, wherein the display control unit changes the simulation image according the operation, and the setting information output unit outputs the setting information corresponding to the changed simulation image.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138221

Method and controlling camera for color calibration of multi-displays


A method for controlling a camera for color calibration of multi-displays including: acquiring a first image of data displayed on the multi-displays by photographing the multi-displays with the camera; analyzing color of the data displayed on at least one individual display from among the multi-displays using the acquired first image; determining image capture settings suitable for the color calibration of the multi-displays, based on a result of the analyzing; adjusting the image capture settings of the camera in accordance with the determined image capture settings; acquiring a second image of the data displayed on the multi-displays by photographing the multi-displays with the camera using the adjusted image capture settings of the camera; and performing color calibration of the multi-displays based on the second image.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138188

Method, apparatus and system for image processing


Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a device for generating a graphic and superimposing the generated graphic on a second image generated from a cut-out of a first image of a scene, the cut-out representing the field of view of a virtual camera, the device comprising: receiver circuitry configured to receive the second image and a set of cut-out corner coordinates; homography determining circuitry configured to determine, a homography between coordinates of the first 2d coordinate system defined within the cut-out and coordinates of a second 2d coordinate system defined for the second image; feature determining circuitry configured to determine a feature of the virtual 3d map of the scene within the field of view of the virtual camera; graphic generator circuitry configured to generate the graphic from the determined feature of the virtual 3d map; and graphic superimposing circuitry configured to superimpose the generated graphic on the second image.. .
Sony Corporation
05/21/15
20150138185

Method for building a three-dimensional model and apparatus thereof


A method to build a 3d model for a physical object includes the following steps. First, depth information of a plurality of images is converted into a plurality of 3d point clouds.
Institute For Information Industry
05/21/15
20150138163

Correcting for parallax in electronic displays


The ability of a user to provide input when using a touch screen or other such element of a computing device can be improved by correcting for parallax errors. A camera of the computing device can determine the relative position of the user's head or eyes with respect to the device, and determine a viewing perspective of the user with respect to content displayed on the touch screen.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138099

Systems, apparatus, and methods for motion controlled virtual environment interaction


Systems, apparatus, and method for providing motion controlled virtual environment interaction are discussed herein. Some embodiments may provide for a mobile device including a display device, a motion detection device, and processing circuitry.
05/21/15
20150138090

Electronic device and a controlling the functions of the electronic device as well as program product for implementing the method


The invention relates to an electronic device, which includes a display component, in which at least one controllable element is arranged to be visualized in its entirety, the control of which element is arranged to be based on determining a change (m) relating to the attitude or position of the device and camera means arranged to form image frames (image1, image2), and in which, in order to control the functions of the device, such as, for example, to control the element, the change is arranged to be determined, using optical data-flow algorithms, from the image frames formed by the camera means, which image frames are arranged to be compared to each other in a set manner, and on the basis of which comparison the said change is arranged to be determined. The image frames are arranged to be segmented in a selected manner, from which at least one movement vector (sr, sl, sup, sdown) determining the said change is arranged to be determined from at least some of the segments (segment1, segment2)..
Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
05/21/15
20150138079

Component determination and gaze provoked interaction


According to the invention, a method for changing a display based at least in part on a gaze point of a user on the display is disclosed. The method may include receiving information identifying a location of the gaze point of the user on the display.
Tobii Technology Ab
05/21/15
20150138065

Head-mounted integrated interface


A head mounted integrated interface (hmii) is presented that may include a wearable head-mounted display unit supporting two compact high resolution screens for outputting a right eye and left eye image in support of the stereoscopic viewing, wireless communication circuits, three-dimensional positioning and motion sensors, and a processing system which is capable of independent software processing and/or processing streamed output from a remote server. The hmii may also include a graphics processing unit capable of also functioning as a general parallel processing system and cameras positioned to track hand gestures.
Nvidia Corporation
05/21/15
20150138064

Systems and methods for performing multi-touch operations on a head-mountable device


Embodiments described herein may provide a configuration of input interfaces used to perform multi-touch operations. An example device may involve: (a) a housing arranged on a head-mountable device, (b) a first input interface arranged on either a superior or an inferior surface of the housing, (c) a second input interface arranged on a surface of the housing that is opposite to the first input interface, and (d) a control system configured to: (1) receive first input data from the first input interface, where the first input data corresponds to a first input action, and in response, cause a camera to perform a first operation in accordance with the first input action, and (2) receive second input data from the second input interface, where the second input data corresponds to a second input action(s) on the second input interface, and in response, cause the camera to perform a second operation..
Google Inc.
05/21/15
20150138063

Motion control of a virtual environment


An optical flow of depth video of a depth camera imaging a human subject is recognized. An energy field created by motion of the human subject is generated as a function of the optical flow and specified rules of a physical simulation of the virtual environment.
Microsoft Corporation


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