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Pan-tilt-zoom device identification method, pan-tilt-zoom device, camera, and pan-tilt-zoom device control system

Huawei Technologies

Pan-tilt-zoom device identification method, pan-tilt-zoom device, camera, and pan-tilt-zoom device control system

Methods and apparatus for implementing and/or using a camera device

Lightco

Methods and apparatus for implementing and/or using a camera device

Methods and apparatus for implementing and/or using a camera device

Nokia

Method and apparatus for generating a media capture request using camera pose information

Date/App# patent app List of recent Camera-related patents
04/23/15
20150113666
 Protecting display of potentially sensitive information patent thumbnailnew patent Protecting display of potentially sensitive information
The security and privacy of a user is enhanced by distinguishing between potentially sensitive information and non-sensitive information being displayed on a display of a computing device. In an embodiment, potentially sensitive information on a display is identified by parsing information to be displayed.
Lookout, Inc.
04/23/15
20150113636
 Managed biometric identity patent thumbnailnew patent Managed biometric identity
A computing system such as a game console maintains and updates a biometric profile of a user. In one aspect, biometric data of the user is continuously obtained from a sensor such as an infrared and visible light camera, and used to update the biometric profile using a machine learning process.
Microsoft Corporation
04/23/15
20150112972
 System and  identifying visual objects patent thumbnailnew patent System and identifying visual objects
A system and method of identifying objects is provided. In one aspect, the system and method includes a hand-held device with a display, camera and processor.
Google Inc.
04/23/15
20150112853
 Online loan application using image capture at a client device patent thumbnailnew patent Online loan application using image capture at a client device
A user device, for example a smart phone, is used to apply for an online loan. The user device includes a camera which allows the user to capture an image of a document in the possession of the user.
Wonga Technology Limited
04/23/15
20150112193
 Method for assessing perfusion in tissue patent thumbnailnew patent Method for assessing perfusion in tissue
Methods for assessing perfusion in a portion of tissue in an animal may include administering a fluorescent dye to the animal such that the fluorescent dye enters the portion of tissue, exciting the fluorescent dye within the portion of tissue with a source of illumination such that the fluorescent dye emits radiation, capturing the radiation emitted by the fluorescent dye with a camera, and obtaining at least one image of the fluorescence radiation emitted from the portion of tissue. .
National Research Council Of Canada
04/23/15
20150112192
 Method for assessing blood flow in vasculature patent thumbnailnew patent Method for assessing blood flow in vasculature
Methods for assessing blood flow in vasculature in a portion of tissue in an animal may include administering a fluorescent dye to the animal such that the fluorescent dye enters the portion of tissue, exciting the fluorescent dye within the portion of tissue with a source of illumination such that the fluorescent dye emits radiation, capturing the radiation emitted by the fluorescent dye with a camera capable of capturing a series of angiographic images within the portion of tissue, and evaluating the series of angiographic images to assess blood flow in the vasculature in the tissue portion.. .
National Research Council Of Canada
04/23/15
20150112151
 Patient position detection system patent thumbnailnew patent Patient position detection system
A patient movement detector can receive inputs from position sensors, a thermal imaging camera, a video camera, and/or triangulation data. Based on one or more of these inputs, the patient movement detector can perform one or more of the following: fall prevention detection, bedsore prevention analysis, patient location detection, and patient walk test scoring.
Masimo Corporation
04/23/15
20150112146
 Video laryngoscope with adjustable handle mounted monitor patent thumbnailnew patent Video laryngoscope with adjustable handle mounted monitor
Provided is a video laryngoscope having a repositionable display screen. The screen is secured via a flexible arm to the outermost area of the handle member second end.
04/23/15
20150112133
 Endoscope patent thumbnailnew patent Endoscope
An endoscope is provided with an endoscope shaft and a main body connected to the endoscope shaft. The endoscope includes a camera connection to which an optical recording device can be mechanically fixed.
Henke-sass, Wolf Gmbh
04/23/15
20150111646
 Electronic devices in local interactions between users patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic devices in local interactions between users
In one implementation, a method includes detecting, using a processor, user input through a camera lens. The method further includes determining, using the processor, that an identity of a user, selected from identities of at least two users, is associated with the user input.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111201
new patent

Portable rapid diagnostic test reader and methods of using the same


A portable rapid diagnostic test reader system includes a mobile phone having a camera and one or more processors contained within the mobile phone and a modular housing configured to mount to the mobile phone. The modular housing including a receptacle configured to receive a sample tray holding a rapid diagnostic test.
The Regents Of The University Of California
04/23/15
20150110483
new patent

Filter holder and sunshade for a camera


A camera accessory comprising a frame 34 having an opening for the lens, a filter holder rotatably attached to the frame, and at least one sunshade 6-8 attached to the frame, whereas the filter holder comprises a ring 13/14 with outer diameter matching the diameter of the frame opening, whereas the ring has an opening of a diameter sufficiently larger than the lens diameter to prevent the ring being visible in the frame when using the accessory, whereas the filter holder has a filter slot 15/16 attached to the ring on one side of the frame, and a lens ring attachment element 14 attached to the ring on the other side of the frame, whereas the frame and sunshade are rotatable around the longitudinal axis of the lens independent of rotating the filter holder around the longitudinal axis of the lens.. .
04/23/15
20150110469
new patent

Communication system, terminal device, registration method, and storage medium


There are provided a communication system, a terminal device, a registration method, and a program capable of sharing pseudo camera works performed by the other users without editing uploaded video data itself. The terminal device displays video data acquired from a server device and generates edit data representing a display range designated as a range to be displayed in a plurality of image frames configuring the video data.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150110460
new patent

Image outputting device


An image outputting device including a camera configured to obtain a viewer's image; a display configured to reproduce content; and a controller configured to perform a dual-recording function recording both the viewer's image and the content being reproduced, based on at least one of additional information corresponding to the content being reproduced and a result of analyzing the obtained viewer's image.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.
04/23/15
20150110459
new patent

Systems, methods and devices that allow security and security guard functions to be performed using an integrated system and mobile devices


This disclosure is directed at system which integrates many of the functions of existing security and security guard systems into a single integrated system, while adding new functions and increased functionality through the centralization of the systems. The present system uses a server based system to provide the backbone of a system which takes input and performs its functions through network connection through a web portal, to an application on mobile devices, to cctv and/or dvr devices, and to any other network enabled device which is connected to the system.
Gomobile Security Solutions Pte Ltd
04/23/15
20150110417
new patent

Removal of image artifacts from sensor dust


Removal of the effects of dust or other impurities on image data is described. In one example, a model of artifact formation from sensor dust is determined.
Microsoft Corporation
04/23/15
20150110395
new patent

Adaptive color correction for pill recognition in digital images


A system and method for correcting colors in an image in order to identify pills. The system includes a surface that includes a background upon which pills are positioned and a border of known color adjacent to the background.
Medsnap, Llc
04/23/15
20150110362
new patent

Systems, methods and computer program products for determining document validity


According to one embodiment, a method includes: capturing an image of a financial document using a camera of a mobile device; performing optical character recognition (ocr) on the image of the financial document; extracting an identifier of the financial document from the image based at least in part on the ocr; associating the image of the financial document with metadata descriptive of one or more of the financial document and financial information relating to the financial document; and storing the image of the financial document and the associated metadata to a memory of the mobile device. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also disclosed..
Kofax, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110361
new patent

System and collection and validation of nutritional data


A method for collection and validation of nutritional data includes capturing, by a first digital camera device, at least one first image of a first product, and transmitting the at least one first image to a server. The method includes comparing, by the server, at least one first nutritional value extracted from the at least one first image to at least one corresponding second nutritional value extracted from the at least one first image.
Nutritionix, Llc
04/23/15
20150110350
new patent

Enhanced stereo imaging-based metrology


A solution for evaluating an object using physical three-dimensional locations of the various points on the object derived from image data concurrently acquired by two or more cameras (e.g., stereo image data) is provided. Image data concurrently acquired by at least two cameras at each of multiple instants is processed to identify one or more points of an object visible in the image data.
International Electronic Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150110347
new patent

Image processing device and image processing method


An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: acquiring a first image and a second image which are captured by cameras having optical axes different from each other; calculating a calculation length of a first portion of a user in a world coordinate system based on parallax of a camera coordinate system of a first portion which is included in the first image and the second image; and detecting non-synchronization state of image capturing timings of the first image and the second image based on a change amount of the calculation length.. .
Fujitsu Limited
04/23/15
20150110343
new patent

Sorting system using wearable input device


Methods for sorting mail pieces and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes determining that a camera of a wearable device is directed at a mail piece and capturing an image of the mail piece by the camera of the wearable device.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
04/23/15
20150109615
new patent

Light section sensor


A light section sensor for providing an output of a digital output coordinate has an illuminating device for projecting a light line onto a measured object and an electronic camera for detecting the projected light line on the measured object. A processing device determines at least one measured coordinate in a measured coordinate system on the basis of the light line detected.
Baumer Electric Ag
04/23/15
20150109607
new patent

Multi point, high sensitive tactile sensing module for robots and devices


The features of the system are: fiber optic cables (instead of human sensory receptor) and low cost cmos or ccd image sensor (which can be found in a conventional webcam, camcorder, digital camera etc.) are used by pairing each pixel of the image sensor with corresponding fiber optic cable, which is assured to transfer all light beams to the processor on a single photo frame where the coordinates and the level of displacements are detected precisely by the aid of image processing techniques, in order to provide tactile sensing. The system can work with a computer or it can work individually with an electronically circuit that contains an independent processor..
04/23/15
20150109580
new patent

Eye surgery microscope having an entity for measuring an ametropia


An eye surgery microscope 1 having an illumination beam path 9 for imaging a portion of an eye 3 of a patient and a measurement beam path 25 for measuring an ametropia of the eye. The microscope comprises an objective lens 11 having an objective plane 13 in which the eye of the patient is disposable; at least one ocular 17 or a camera 19 for generating and detecting an image of the object plane, respectively; a measurement light source for generating a measurement light beam 29; a measurement module 41 having a light detector; optics traversed by the measurement beam path for directing the measurement light beam onto the retina 7 of the eye of the patient and for providing measurement light 39 reflected at the retina to the measurement module; and a controller; wherein the measurement module and the controller are configured to determine a position of an image of the retina generated by the optics along the measurement beam path and to output a measurement value representing the ametropia of the eye of the patient..
Carl Zeiss Ag
04/23/15
20150109528
new patent

Apparatus and providing motion haptic effect using video analysis


Provided are an apparatus and method for providing a motion haptic effect using video analysis. The apparatus includes a camera viewpoint classifier configured to analyze the camera viewpoint of an input video and classify the input video as a first-person viewpoint video or a third-person viewpoint video, a first-person viewpoint video processor configured to estimate a camera egomotion for the first-person viewpoint video, and a third-person viewpoint video processor configured to estimate a global motion of a target object for tracking included in the third-person viewpoint video.
Postech Academy-industry Foundation
04/23/15
20150109526
new patent

Camera module


Embodiments of the invention provide a camera module including a lens barrel part in which a plurality of lenses are stacked, a housing having the lens barrel part disposed therein, and an infrared (ir)-cut filter provided in the housing and disposed at a lower portion of the lens barrel part. According to at least one embodiment, the camera module further includes a circuit board having a window formed therein so as to penetrate through a central region thereof and supporting a bottom surface of the housing; an image sensor accommodated in the window of the circuit board and converting an external image into an electrical signal, and a plate coupled to a lower portion of the circuit board to radiate heat generated from the circuit board..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109524
new patent

Methods and implementing and/or using a camera device


Methods and apparatus for implementing a camera having a depth which is less than the maximum length of the outer lens of at least one optical chain of the camera are described. In some embodiments a light redirection device, e.g., a mirror, is used to allow a relatively long optical chain with a relatively large non-circular outer lens.
The Lightco Inc.
04/23/15
20150109523
new patent

Focal-plane shutter for camera and digital camera equipped therewith


A focal plane shutter is provided with a switching mechanism having an electromagnet and a stopping member. The stopping member is provided with an engaging portion able to lock an engagement portion provided in a first driving member for a leading edge, and an operating portion wherein a direction of a force, in relation to the electromagnet, switches, in accordance with switching between an application and removal of an electric current in a single direction to the electromagnet, so as to move the engaging portion to a position wherein it is able to release locking of the engagement portion when the electric current is applied, and to move the engaging portion to a position wherein it is able to lock the engagement portion when the electric current is removed..
Nidec Copal Corporation
04/23/15
20150109521
new patent

Camera body and interchangeable lens


A camera body at which an interchangeable lens, holding a plurality of sets of optical characteristics data, each expressing specific optical characteristics in one of a plurality of representation formats, can be detachably mounted, includes: an identification information reception unit that receives lens-side identification information from the interchangeable lens, which indicates the plurality of representation formats; an identification information storage unit in which body-side identification information indicating each representation format that the camera body is capable of recognizing among the plurality of representation formats, is stored; a selection unit that selects a single representation format included in both the lens-side and the body-side identification information, among the plurality of representation formats; a request unit that issues a request to the interchangeable lens for the optical characteristics data corresponding to the selected representation format; and an optical characteristics reception unit that receives the requested optical characteristics data from the interchangeable lens.. .
Nikon Corporation
04/23/15
20150109511
new patent

Camera-based orientation fix from portrait to landscape


A portable electronic device includes a camera and a display switchable between a portrait mode and a landscape mode in response to an inertial sensor. When it is determined that the display mode should be switched in response to movement of the device, a feature of a user of the device, such as the user's face, is imaged with the camera.
Apple Inc.
04/23/15
20150109510
new patent

Camera and controlling operation of same


It is arranged so that a user looking at an optical viewfinder and manipulating an operating member of a camera can ascertain which operating member is being manipulated. An optical image of a subject is displayed in the optical viewfinder.
Fujifilm Corporation
04/23/15
20150109509
new patent

Augmented image display using a camera and a position and orientation sensor unit


An augmented image is generated by capturing a visual image of a site with a digital camera, generating a virtual image or associated information from a digital model of the site, and superimposing the virtual image or associated information on the visual image. To register the digital model with the visual image, a sensor pole is introduced into the field of view, and a combined visual image of the site and an optical target on the sensor pole is captured.
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
04/23/15
20150109508
new patent

Method and generating a media capture request using camera pose information


An approach is provided for processing of at least one preview image presented at at least one device to cause, at least in part, an extraction of camera pose information associated with the at least one preview image. The approach also involves determining one or more movement interactions of the at least one device relative to the camera pose information to cause, at least in part, a specification of requested camera pose information.
Nokia Corporation
04/23/15
20150109507
new patent

Image presentation method and apparatus, and terminal


A preview image presentation method and apparatus, and a terminal are provided. The method includes acquiring, by a terminal, an image captured by a camera; and presenting, on a screen of the terminal, a first preview image and a second preview image that are generated according to the image, where a size of the second preview image is less than a size of the first preview image.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109505
new patent

Image sensor, image sensing device, camera, and driving image sensing device


An image sensor includes a semiconductor chip and a package covering the semiconductor chip. The semiconductor chip includes a pixel portion including a plurality of pixels, a memory, a readout unit configured to write, in the memory, a signal corresponding to a signal from the pixel portion, an output unit configured to output an image signal corresponding to the signal written in the memory, a control unit configured to output a control signal to an output pin of the package via an output pad of the semiconductor chip, and a pad to which a power supply voltage is supplied from outside the semiconductor chip.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150109504
new patent

Image capturing apparatus, solid-state image sensor, and camera


An image capturing apparatus includes a solid-state image sensor, a support member for the sensor, and electrically conductive members. The conductive members are electrically connected to the sensor, attached to support member, and arranged in a direction along one side of the sensor.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150109502
new patent

Solid-state imaging device and camera system


A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel section wherein pixels including photoelectric conversion devices are arranged in a matrix; and a pixel driving section including a row selection circuit which controls the pixels to perform an electronic shutter operation and readout of the pixel section. The row selection circuit has a function of selecting a readout row from which a signal is read out and a shutter row on which reset is performed by discharging charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion devices, in accordance with address and control signals.
Sony Corporation
04/23/15
20150109501
new patent

Solid-state imaging apparatus, manufacturing the same, and camera


A back-side illumination solid-state imaging apparatus, comprising a light-shielding member including a plurality of openings, and a plurality of pixels corresponding to the plurality of openings, wherein each pixel includes a photoelectric conversion portion, a microlens and an inner lens, the inner lens of a first pixel of an mth row×an nth column and the inner lens of a second pixel of an (m+1)th row×an (n+1)th column are separated from each other through a dielectric member, and the dielectric member contacts with part of the light-shielding member between a first opening corresponding to the first pixel and a second opening corresponding to the second pixel.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150109499
new patent

Solid-state image sensor and camera system


Provided is a solid-state image sensor including a pixel array portion formed from a two-dimensional array of ordinary imaging pixels each having a photoelectric conversion unit and configured to output an electric signal obtained through photoelectric conversion as a pixel signal, and focus detection pixels for detecting focus. The focus detection pixels include at least a first focus detection pixel and a second focus detection pixel each having a photoelectric conversion unit and configured to transfer and output an electric signal obtained through photoelectric conversion to an output node.
Sony Corporation
04/23/15
20150109488
new patent

Frame manipulation to reduce rolling shutter artifacts


An image sensor of a camera system captures an image over an image capture interval of time, and waits a blanking interval of time before capturing an additional image. The captured image is provided to a frame controller, and is buffered until an image signal processor accesses the captured image.
Gopro, Inc.
04/23/15
20150109486
new patent

Filtering extraneous image data in camera systems


In one embodiment of the present invention a camera system includes a frame screener that configures an image signal processor (isp) to ignore pixel data that does not contribute to image quality. For each image frame, the frame screener processes packets of pixel data.
Nvidia Corporation
04/23/15
20150109484
new patent

Zoom related methods and apparatus


Methods and apparatus for performing zoom in and zoom out operations are described using multiple optical chains in a camera device. At least one optical chain in the camera device includes a moveable light redirection device, said light redirection device being one of a substantially plane mirror or a prism.
The Lightco Inc.
04/23/15
20150109475
new patent

Mobile electronic device with a rotatable camera


A mobile electronic device comprising a processor configured to control the operation of said mobile electronic device, and a front-facing display screen coupled to said processor and arranged on a front side of said mobile electronic device. Also the mobile electronic device comprises a mechanically rotatable camera, said camera being rotatable around a rotation axis and configured to capture images around said rotation axis, and said camera being coupled to said processor, and a rotating motor coupled to said rotatable camera for mechanically rotating the mechanically rotatable camera and said rotating motor coupled to said processor, and wherein said processor is configured to control a rotational orientation of the mechanically rotatable camera by control of the rotating motor for mechanically rotating the mechanically rotatable camera..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109473
new patent

Programming a camera sensor


One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method for performing camera startup operations substantially in parallel. The method includes programming graphics hardware to perform one or more processing functions for a camera.
Nvidia Corporation
04/23/15
20150109470
new patent

Pan-tilt-zoom device identification method, pan-tilt-zoom device, camera, and pan-tilt-zoom device control system


A pan-tilt-zoom device identification method, a pan-tilt-zoom device, a camera, and a pan-tilt-zoom device control system are provided. The corresponding method includes, when a pan-tilt-zoom device finds that a device connects to a predetermined interface, sending a keep-alive command to the connecting device, where the keep-alive command includes pan-tilt-zoom device capability information carrying a control function of the pan-tilt-zoom device; and determining, by the connecting device, the control function of the pan-tilt-zoom device according to the keep-alive command, and reporting control capability information of the pan-tilt-zoom device..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109469
new patent

Camera module


A camera module according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a first printed circuit board (pcb) configured to have an image sensor mounted thereon; a housing unit disposed over the first pcb; a holder module spaced apart from a bottom surface within the housing unit at a specific interval and configured to have first coils wound on its outer circumferential face and to include at least lens therein; a second pcb combined with the bottom surface of the holder module; a third pcb disposed over the holder module; a plurality of wire springs each configured to have one end connected to the second pcb and the other end connected to the third pcb; and buffer units provided at the connection units of the wire springs and the third pcb and configured to surround the connection units of the wire springs and the third pcb.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109467
new patent

Camera and controlling operation of same


It is arranged so that a camera user can recognize presence of camera shake in a case where the user is looking at a subject through an optical viewfinder. A portion of the image of a subject captured by a solid-state electronic image sensing device is displayed in an electronic viewfinder constituted by a liquid crystal display unit.
Fujifilm Corporation
04/23/15
20150109461
new patent

Automated testing of media devices


A device testing capability is presented herein. The device testing capability supports automated testing of media devices (e.g., cameras, microphones, speakers, or the like) for verifying that the media devices are functioning properly.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
04/23/15
20150109458
new patent

Method of registrating a camera of a surgical navigation system for an augmented reality


A method of registering a camera of a surgical navigation system for an augmented reality which realizes an augmented reality with lowered error range is disclosed. The method of registering the camera of the surgical navigation system for the augmented reality enables single person to do the work by calculating and adjusting the coordinate of the optical center of the camera by moving the optical tracker, the camera, or the pattern board with a second marker attached on the pattern board, not manually attached on the pattern board.
Koh Young Technology Inc.
04/23/15
20150109453
new patent

Network system and device management method


When a device management server requests obtainment of recorded video at the time of an error in an image forming apparatus, a device management client confirms that there is a request for obtainment of recorded video, and makes a request for desired recorded video to a camera management server. The device management server receives recorded video from the camera management server through the device management client..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150109452
new patent

Display image formation device and display image formation method


Provided is a display image formation device with which it is possible to designate in an intuitive manner a location which the user wishes to see when multiple panoramic images obtained by multiple panoramic cameras exist, and with which the image for a designated site can be displayed in a suitable state. A camera selection unit (12) selects one panoramic camera (20) from multiple panoramic cameras (20) on the basis of the positional relationship between a designated position on a planar map and the multiple panoramic cameras (20).
Panasonic Corporation
04/23/15
20150109450
new patent

Apparatus, monitoring vehicular activity


Apparatuses, systems and methods monitor vehicular activity. Specifically, the apparatuses, systems, and methods of the present disclosure provide a plurality of sensors and devices for monitoring a vehicle while the vehicle is in use, including but not limited to, impact sensors, cameras, recording devices, and other like devices.
04/23/15
20150109449
new patent

Vehicular lamp with a built-in camera


A vehicular lamp includes a light source that illuminates a vehicle periphery; a camera that images the vehicle periphery; and a shield structure configured to protect an image from the camera from light of the light source. The shield structure may include a shield ring configured to shield a light receiving portion of the camera from light of the light source; a light guide member that guides the light of the light source in a direction away from the light receiving portion of the camera; a control circuit that operates the camera only at a timing when the light source, flashing in a short cycle, is off; and an image processing circuit that removes a colored light component of the light source from image data of the camera..
Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109447
new patent

In-vehicle camera


In an in-vehicle camera 1, when an in-vehicle camera body 5 is hooked on a hook portion 33 of a bracket 3 attached to a windshield, a leaf spring 34 presses the in-vehicle camera body 5 against the bracket 3 to fix the in-vehicle camera body to the bracket 3. Therefore, the in-vehicle camera body 5 can be attached to the windshield without permitting the windshield to come off from the vehicle by the bracket's being strongly pushed such as by a jig, or without permitting the jig to scratch the windshield.
Denso Corporation
04/23/15
20150109446
new patent

Vehicle monitoring device, vehicle monitoring system, terminal device, and vehicle monitoring method


A vehicle monitoring system is basically provided with a control device, a communication device and an external terminal device. The control device performs a monitoring-image-forming function in which a single monitoring image is formed from captured images taken by a plurality of vehicle cameras.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109445
new patent

Camera arrangement for a vehicle and calibrating a camera and for operating a camera arrangement


The invention relates to a camera arrangement for a vehicle, comprising a camera (12), wherein by means of the camera arrangement a brightness of the surroundings of the camera is determinable. The camera arrangement comprises a storage device (38) in which is stored at least one brightness reference value (34) capturable by the camera.
Valeo Schalter Und Sensoren Gmbh
04/23/15
20150109443
new patent

Color harmony verification system


A system for non-contact color harmony analysis is provided. The system may include an image acquisition system and an image analysis system.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
04/23/15
20150109442
new patent

Video monitoring system


A monitoring system includes cameras adapted to capture images and depth data of the images. A computer device processes the image signals and depth data from the cameras according to various software modules that monitor one or more of the following: (a) compliance with patient care protocols; (b) patient activity; (c) equipment usage; (d) the location and/or usage of assets; (e) patient visitation metrics; (f) data from other sensors that is integrated with the image and depth data; (g) gestures by the patient or caregivers that are used as signals or for controls of equipment, and other items.
Stryker Corporation
04/23/15
20150109441
new patent

Baby monitoring camera


A system for wirelessly monitoring a remote location is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the system includes a camera, a base, and an external device.
Fuhu, Inc.
04/23/15
20150109440
new patent

Information processing system capable of automatically configuring settings for functional cooperation between apparatuses, image pickup apparatus, controlling the image pickup apparatus, and storage medium


An information processing system that automatically configures settings for functional cooperation between an information processing apparatus and an image pickup apparatus. The information processing system includes a network camera and an mfp configured to receive predetermined information from the camera.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150109439
new patent

Digital activity center for pets


In an aspect, a system includes a touch-sensitive surface and a camera mounted to be movable relative to the touch-sensitive surface to acquire an image of an animal interacting with the touch-sensitive surface. The system includes a processor coupled to a memory, the processor and memory configured to cause each of multiple sections of the display screen to be associated with a corresponding activity in which the animal can engage; detect a selection of one of the multiple sections of the touch-sensitive surface; and enable the activity associated with the selected section of the touch-sensitive surface..
Forget You Not, Llc
04/23/15
20150109438
new patent

Management network system and network device, network device and control method therefor, and management system


A log is recorded when an event occurs in an image forming apparatus, a video file recorded by a network camera is tagged at the point in time that the event occurred, and video tag information tagged to the recorded video file is registered in relation to a device serial id of the image forming apparatus and an id for uniquely identifying the log in the image forming apparatus.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150109437
new patent

Method for controlling surveillance camera and system thereof


Disclosed is a method for controlling a surveillance camera, wherein the surveillance camera is remotely controlled by a mobile device, the method comprising: enabling the mobile device to perform an operational motion; and enabling a camera lens of the surveillance camera to perform an operational action corresponding to the operational motion of the mobile device, wherein the operational motion includes: an upward/downward position movement, a leftward/rightward position movement, a forward/backward position movement, a left/right inclining movement, a forward/backward inclining movement, a left/right rotating movement, a shaking movement, a tracking movement, and a combination thereof. By the method of the present invention, a user can more intuitively remotely control a surveillance camera by a mobile device..
Amaryllo International, Inc.
04/23/15
20150109436
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Smart dual-view high-definition video surveillance system


The present invention presents a smart dual-view video surveillance system, which carries a smart live-view video and a dedicated recording-view video from each camera to the video recorder. The smart live-view video only carries video data for the visible displayed pixels in its displaying video window and is dedicated for live-view monitoring.
Safeciety Llc
04/23/15
20150109433
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Optical element


The present invention relates to an optical element for use in a camera system for the inspection of passageways, a camera system for the inspection of passageways and a method of illuminating a passageway during inspection with a camera. An optical element for use in a camera system for the inspection of passageways comprises a first optical portion arranged to transmit light into a camera, a second optical portion arranged to transmit light emitted from a light source, the second optical portion located adjacent the first optical portion, and barrier means arranged to prevent light being transmitted from the second optical portion into the first optical portion..
E.v. Offshore Limited
04/23/15
20150109430
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Digital imaging system for biopsy inspection


A self-illuminating microscope slide with a biopsy specimen disposed thereon comprises leds on the ends of the slide to illuminate the specimen through total internal reflection. A camera device captures a single digital image of the entire specimen in high resolution and large field of view encompassing the specimen..
Histoindex Pte Ltd
04/23/15
20150109424
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Desktop three-dimensional scanner for dental use provided with two-axis motion unit in which camera and projector are coupled to unit for changing horizontal axis of rotation of stage


In a desktop three-dimensional scanner for dental use of the related art, a two-axis rotation motion unit, on which a target object can be placed and rotated in order to image the entire shape of the target object, is coupled to the scanner, and thus, when a subject is placed on the imaging stage and is rotated along the horizontal axis of rotation of the stage, the subject is dropped from the stage by gravity after being inclined, and accordingly, additional fixing means or a receiving jig should be placed on the stage together with the subject to prevent same. In such a case, inconvenience is caused because the target objects to be scanned have various shapes and the fixing means or receiving jigs should fit the shapes thereof.
Dof Inc.
04/23/15
20150109422
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Ranging cameras using a common substrate


A stereo camera system useful in, for example, range finding applications. The system is designed for simple manufacture and long term stability.
Seegrid Corporation
04/23/15
20150109421
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Stereo-approach distance and speed meter


Disclosed a stereo-approach distance and speed meter system comprising: video camera module consisting of at least two video cameras focused on the analyzed object primary interface module for video camera module interface conversion into data for processing; primary image normalization and rectification module; updating data container module; attribute extraction module; attribute ranking module; primary attribute reorganization module; primary frame matching module; primary hypothesis generation module; primary hypothesis filter module; attribute post-organization module; secondary attribute matching module; secondary hypothesis generation module; secondary filter module; buffer improvement module, stereo refinement module; sequence refinement module; triangulation module; secondary rectification module; previous frame data and attribute container module; secondary interface module.. .
Computer Vision Systems Llc
04/23/15
20150109415
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System and reconstructing 3d model


A system and method for reconstructing a three-dimensional (3d) model are described. The 3d model reconstruction system includes: a low resolution reconstruction unit that converts a first depth map, acquired by scanning a scene with a depth camera, into a second depth map having a low resolution, processes the second depth map to extract pose change information about a pose change of the depth camera, and reconstructs a low resolution 3d model in real-time; and a high resolution reconstruction unit that processes the first depth map by using the pose change information of the depth camera that is extracted from the second depth map and reconstructs a high resolution 3d model..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109414
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Probabilistic time of flight imaging


An embodiment of the invention provides a time of flight three-dimensional tof-3d camera that determines distance to features in a scene responsive to amounts of light from the scene registered by pixels during different exposure periods and an experimentally determined probabilistic model of how much light the pixels are expected to register during each of the different exposure periods.. .
04/23/15
20150109408
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System and capturing and rendering a landscape image or video


The present disclosure provides a system and method for capturing and rendering a landscape image such that the field of view of the captured image remains consistent across any orientation maintained by the camera device at the time the image is captured. The retained field of view corresponds to the maximum landscape field of view achievable from the aspect ratio of the image when captured by the device, when the device is positioned in portrait orientation.
Stmicroelectronics International N.v.
04/23/15
20150109402
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Utilizing a smart camera system for immersive telepresence


Video content is received at a computing device including camera views provided by video cameras that are aligned to capture images of participants within a defined space. The video cameras are aligned such that a field of view (fov) for each camera overlaps a portion of the fov of at least one other adjacent camera.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
04/23/15
20150109401
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Video-conference terminal device, video-conference system, image distortion correction method, and image distortion correction processing program product


A local video-conference terminal device includes a wide-angle camera lens, a camera image correction control unit that performs distortion correction processing on an image included in digital video signal from the wide-angle camera lens, a camera image correction table storage unit including correction tables for the distortion correction processing regarding a partial area of the image, a video display unit displaying the digital video signal after distortion correction, and a camera display switching key outputting a signal to select an image correction table. The camera image correction control unit performs the distortion correction processing on the image included in digital video signal using the image correction table selected by switching through the camera display switching key..
04/23/15
20150109339
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Method and implementing augmented reality


A method and an apparatus for implementing augmented reality are provided, where the method includes: acquiring real image information by using a camera; acquiring one or more target objects selected by a user from the real image information; with respect to each target object, acquiring an identification image that is used to identify the target object and categorization information of the target object separately; acquiring an image template corresponding to the categorization information, and performing image matching of the image template with the identification image to identify each target object; and acquiring augmented information corresponding to each identified target object, and simultaneously displaying the identification image of the target object and the augmented information to form the augmented reality. The present invention reduces limitation on using the augmented reality, so that it is more convenient for the user to use the augmented reality..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109291
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System and using indirect texturing to efficiently simulate and image surface coatings and other effects


Water surface and other effects are efficiently simulated to provide real time or near real time imaging on low-capacity computer graphics computation platforms. Water and other surfaces are modeled using multiple independent layers can be dynamically adjusted in response to real time events.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109203
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Performing device capable of adjusting images according to body motion of user


A performing method of a device capable of adjusting images according to a body motion of a user, the device comprising a display unit, at least one camera unit, and a control unit electrically coupled to the display unit and the camera unit, the performing method comprising: capturing at least one motion image of the user by the at least one camera unit; receiving the at least one motion image of the user by the control unit; and adjusting the display unit according to the least one motion image of the user by the control unit, whereby the images displayed by the display unit moving as does the user.. .
National Taiwan University Of Science And Technology
04/23/15
20150109187
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Motion guide presentation method and system therefor, and motion guide presentation device


A motion guide display device includes a head-mountable image display device that displays an image, a camera that takes a self image from a first person perspective, an image display processing unit that displays a reference image from a first person perspective as a following target and the self image at the display unit alternately in a time-dividing manner under the condition generating a blending feeling, and a display mode setting unit that lets the image display processing unit operate within the range of cycles (frequencies) and self-other ratios as the condition generating a blending feeling. This can bring the blending feeling with the reference image, and can support the continuation of spontaneous following motion..
Japan Science And Technology Agency
04/23/15
20150109126
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Child monitoring system


A child monitoring system for helping parents to monitor their children. The system includes a parental unit that preferably includes a band with a housing thereon so as to resemble a watch.
04/23/15
20150109100
new patent

Lifestyle multimedia security system


A method is disclosed for remote monitoring of a premises, comprising the steps of operatively coupling a geographically remote client to a security system server which is capable of authenticating a user of the remote client, operatively coupling the remote client to a security gateway which is capable of managing the monitoring of the premises, activating a signal at the premises for notifying an occupant at the premises that remote monitoring is occurring, and transferring information between the security gateway and the remote client. The transfer of information between the security gateway and the remote client is controlled by the user of the remote client.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc
04/23/15
20150109010
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Electrostatic discharge test apparatus


An electrostatic discharge (esd) test apparatus includes a chamber with a supporting plate, a test bench mounted on the supporting plate, a first supporting bracket, a camera installed in the chamber, and a control apparatus. The first supporting bracket includes a first rail mounted on the supporting plate, a supporting pole movably connected to the first rail, a first adjusting pole movably installed to the supporting pole, an esd gun rotatably installed to the first adjusting pole, a first driving assembly driving the supporting pole, a second driving assembly driving the first adjusting pole, and a third driving assembly driving the esd gun to rotate.
Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


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