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 Monitoring system and monitoring method patent thumbnailnew patent Monitoring system and monitoring method
In a sound source display system, an omnidirectional camera captures an image of a monitoring area. A microphone array collects a voice in the monitoring area.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


 Image display apparatus and  operating the same patent thumbnailnew patent Image display apparatus and operating the same
An image display apparatus includes a camera configured to capture an image of a user's face, a display configured to display a video currently being reproduced in the image display apparatus, and a controller configured to detect a change in facial expression from the captured image of the user's face when entering a personal video recording (pvr) mode and when the change in facial expression is detected, to store the video to be reproduced from a first time point before a point in time at which the change in facial expression is detected to a second time point after the point in time at which the change in facial expression is detected.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Depth-spatial frequency-response assessment patent thumbnailnew patent Depth-spatial frequency-response assessment
A method to test the fidelity of a depth-imaging camera to depth-change abruptness of an imaged subject includes digitally generating, with the depth-imaging camera, a machine-readable calibration depth image of a calibration subject arranged in a field of view of the depth-imaging camera. The method includes machine processing the calibration depth image in a spatial domain to obtain a machine-readable measure of the fidelity in the spatial domain, and machine processing the measure of the fidelity in the spatial domain to obtain a measure of the fidelity in a frequency domain..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Context-based depth sensor control patent thumbnailnew patent Context-based depth sensor control
An electronic device (100) includes a depth sensor (120), a first imaging camera (114, 116), and a controller (802). The depth sensor (120) includes a modulated light projector (119) to project a modulated light pattern (500).
Google Technology Holdings Llc


 Stereo auto-calibration from structure-from-motion patent thumbnailnew patent Stereo auto-calibration from structure-from-motion
Auto-calibration of stereo cameras installable behind the windshield of a host vehicle and oriented to view the environment through the windshield. Multiple first image points are located of one of the first images captured from the first camera at a first time and matched with first image points of at least one other of the first images captured from the first camera at a second time to produce pairs of corresponding first image points respectively in the first images captured at the different times.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


 Automatic calibration system and related automatic calibration method applied to a camera patent thumbnailnew patent Automatic calibration system and related automatic calibration method applied to a camera
An automatic calibration system applied to a camera and a related automatic calibration method are disclosed. The automatic calibration method utilizes a motionless calibration plate to calculate a calibration parameter of the camera, the camera includes at least one image sensing unit, and the camera is assembled with a testing device.
Vivotek Inc.


 Three-dimensional dense structure from  motion with stereo vision patent thumbnailnew patent Three-dimensional dense structure from motion with stereo vision
Disclosed examples include three-dimensional imaging systems and methods to reconstruct a three-dimensional scene from first and second image data sets obtained from a single camera at first and second times, including computing feature point correspondences between the image data sets, computing an essential matrix that characterizes relative positions of the camera at the first and second times, computing pairs of first and second projective transforms that individually correspond to regions of interest that exclude an epipole of the captured scene, as well as computing first and second rectified image data sets in which the feature point correspondences are aligned on a spatial axis by respectively applying the corresponding first and second projective transforms to corresponding portions of the first and second image data sets, and computing disparity values of a stereo disparity map according to the rectified image data sets to construct.. .
Texas Insturments Incorporated


 Non-feature extraction-based dense sfm three-dimensional reconstruction method patent thumbnailnew patent Non-feature extraction-based dense sfm three-dimensional reconstruction method
The present invention discloses a non-feature extraction dense sfm three-dimensional reconstruction method, comprising: inputting n images about a certain scenario, n≧2; establishing a world coordinate system consistent with a certain camera coordinate system; constructing an objective function similar to optical flow estimation by taking a depth of a three-dimensional scenario and a camera projection matrix as variables; employing a from coarse to fine pyramid method; designing an iterative algorithm to optimize the objective function; outputting depth representing the three-dimensional information of the scenario and a camera projection matrix representing relative location and pose information of the camera; and realizing dense projective, similarity or euclidean reconstruction according to the depth representing the three-dimensional information of the scenario. The present invention can accomplish dense sfm three-dimensional reconstruction with one step.
Sun Yat-sen University


 Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method
In a high speed image capturing state, a camera signal processing circuit is not needed to perform a signal process at a high screen rate, but at a regular screen rate. In the high speed image capturing mode, raw data of 240 fps received from an image sensor 101 are recorded on a recording device 111 through a conversion processing section 201 and a recording device controlling circuit 210.
Sony Corporation


 Home, office security, surveillance system using micro mobile drones and ip cameras patent thumbnailnew patent Home, office security, surveillance system using micro mobile drones and ip cameras
A system including a security system that protects a secured geographic area including at least a building, a wireless helicopter drone, a camera carried by the drone and a processor of the security system that controls a geographic location of the drone based upon threats detected within the secured area and that records video via the camera from the controlled location.. .
Honeywell International Inc.


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Longwall face support in an underground mine

The invention relates to the longwall face support of an underground mine having supports (plates 1-18), which longwall face support comprises camera housings (35) each having two cameras (36), which record a monitoring area of the face having a plurality of plates in the longitudinal direction of the gallery and the most complete registration possible of the cross section of the gallery. The cameras in a monitoring area are assigned to a common power supply unit (48) for the power supply and are equipped with intrinsically safe electronics.
Tiefenbach Control Systems Gmbh

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Write-protected recording

A surveillance apparatus continuously records imaged data from a camera into a circular buffer in a local memory. When a record signal is received, the system records the video stream that was recorded before the record signal was received, and the video stream that is recorded after the record signal was received.
Stellar, Llc

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Video image processing apparatus and recording medium

A video image processing apparatus including, a generation unit configured to generate a video image frame from an image area to be used included in a video image captured by a camera, a spatial area in the video image being defined by the image area to be used, an encoding unit configured to encode the video image frame into any one of a first video image frame and a second video image frame, and a detection unit configured to detect a trigger for changing the image area to be used to report the detection of the trigger to the generation unit, wherein the encoding unit reports a encoded video image frame type to the generation unit in advance, and in response to receiving the detection of the trigger, the generation unit changes the image area to be used in a video image frame based on the reported type.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

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Camera view control using unique nametags and gestures

Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer readable media for controlling a camera view using unique nametags and gestures. In a particular embodiment, a method provides identifying a plurality of items at a location from video captured of the location by the video camera and associating a unique nametag of a plurality of unique nametags to each item of the plurality of items.
Avaya Inc.

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Eye contact enabling device for video conferencing

A device and system can physically position a camera lens between the eyes of the image of the person onscreen in a video conference. To position the lens, a mechanical device may position or move the camera lens.

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Immersive teleconferencing with translucent video stream

An immersive video teleconferencing system may include a transparent display and at least one image sensor operably coupled to the transparent display. The at least one image sensor may be multiple cameras included on a rear side of the transparent display, or a depth camera operably coupled to the transparent display.
Google Inc.

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Digital camera

A digital camera includes a communicator that communicates with other digital camera, a receiver that receives a camera information of another digital camera and an imaging device that forms a digital image of an object. The digital camera further includes a processor that creates a digital image data from the digital image based upon the camera information..
Nikon Corporation

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Multi-frame noise reduction method, and terminal

A method and a terminal are provided by various embodiments of the present invention in which: m cameras are configured to continuously shoot a same scene for k times, where m≧2, k≧2, and each of the m cameras simultaneously collects one frame of image at each time of shooting; and a processor, connected to the m cameras and configured to perform registration on images obtained at the k times of shooting, and perform temporal and spatial filtering on the registered images. In the embodiments of the present invention.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

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Image sensor alignment in a multi-camera system accelerator architecture

An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.

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Multiple view and multiple object processing in wide-angle video camera

Methods and systems of transmitting a plurality of views from a video camera are disclosed. A multi object processing camera captures a wide-angle field of view in high resolution and a processing circuit executes a plurality of software tasks on a plurality of regions extracted from the wide-angle view.
Grandeye, Ltd.

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Camera system, blur correction method therefor, camera body and interchangeable lens

A camera system including an interchangeable lens and a camera body, in which the camera body includes: a roll blur correction range setting unit that sets a blur correction range in roll directions of the camera body to be θ1 when the interchangeable lens mounted on the camera body cannot perform blur correction (in the pitch directions and the yaw directions) or that sets the range to be θ2 (≧θ1) when the interchangeable lens can perform blur correction; a pitch-yaw blur correction range setting unit that sets blur correction ranges in the pitch and yaw directions of the camera on the basis of the set blur correction range in the roll direction; and a blur correction ratio calculation unit that calculates a blur correction ratio of each of the interchangeable lens and the camera body when both of them perform blur correction.. .
Olympus Corporation

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Motion estimation and detection in a camera system accelerator architecture

An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.

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Camera voice coil motor driver circuit with variable power supply input voltage

In a portable camera device, a variable voltage regulator produces a power supply voltage of a vcm driver circuit that conducts the coil current of a vcm actuator as part of an optical image stabilization (ois) mechanism. A processor signals the variable voltage regulator to increase the power supply voltage when the camera device transitions from still capture mode or preview mode to video capture mode, where the increase causes an increase in stroke of the vcm ois actuator.
Apple Inc.

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Increasing spatial resolution of panoramic video captured by a camera array

The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for increasing spatial resolution of panoramic video captured by a camera array. In one example, a method may include identifying a captured image from each camera in a camera array associated with a capture of a panoramic video.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

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Camera system transmission in bandwidth constrained environments

An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.

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Image capturing apparatus and method

An image capturing apparatus and method are provided. The image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit including a camera, the image capturing unit configured to capture an image, and a controller connected to the image capturing unit.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Camera system

A camera system is disclosed herein that includes a camera apparatus and a control apparatus. The camera apparatus has a base, a camera movably coupled to the base and providing an output, a positioner operatively coupled to the camera to adjust a tilt position and/or a pan position of the camera, and a camera apparatus wireless communication device operatively coupled to the camera and/or the positioner to control the camera and/or the positioner and transmit a the camera output.

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Camera clustering and tracking system

Various embodiments provide for a camera clustering and tracking system that can facilitate communications between cameras at an event to coordinate filming and coverage of an event. The camera can identify, locate, and cooperate with other similar cameras in order to share video analytics of the event and coordinate viewing angles to optimize event coverage.
Ampervue Incorporated

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Arrangement for, and , reducing server processing requirements of a host server

Video cameras are distributed throughout a venue. Each camera is operated under control of a host server to capture a video stream of images of targets at a frame rate and resolution.
Symbol Technologies, Llc

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Camera peripheral device for supplemental audio capture and remote control of camera

A peripheral device (e.g., a small wearable device) may operate in conjunction with a camera to enable in-the-moment capture and control. The peripheral device may receive voice commands and uses voice recognition to generate a control signal to control the camera, thereby enabling users to freely participate in their activities while seamlessly controlling the camera in a hands-free manner.
Gopro, Inc.

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Safety circuit for infrared and laser imaging devices

Systems and methods for preventing over exposure to light during an image scan are disclosed. The system includes a camera, a light source, and a controller communicatively coupled to the camera and configured to instruct the camera to perform an image scan, and to enable an illumination current for the light source during the image scan.
Dell Products L.p.

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Dynamic tracking device

A dynamic tracking device is provided. The aforementioned dynamic tracking device includes a video recording module, a plurality of sensors, a rotating module, and a controller in an embedded system.
Amaryllo International B.v.

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Lightweight led illumination enclosure for concurrent use with lightweight camera module

A lightweight housing with a mount that can be attached to a user, sports equipment, or vehicle contains an illumination assembly but no camera. The illumination assembly may communicate via bluetooth with a similarly-configured nearby camera module to provide illumination for subjects being imaged by the camera module..

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Camera base device with screw-in plug

Present application provides a camera base device with screw-in plug. They can be paired as two units or they can be designed as a single device.
Amaryllo International B.v.

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Bubble for surveillance camera

A bubble for a surveillance camera has at least one planar transparent region. The at least one planar transparent region is aligned with an optical axis of a camera head of the surveillance camera.
Sensormatic Electronics, Llc

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Protective modular case for electronic device

A protective case for an electronic device includes an inner liner, a first aperture, a second aperture, and an outer shell. The inner liner receives the electronic device and the first aperture permits access to a touchscreen interface of the electronic device.
Otter Products, Llc

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Method of controlling access to a reserve zone with control of the validity of an access entitlement installed in the memory of a mobile terminal

The method comprises the following steps: presentation of a mobile terminal to an access control point, capture of an image carried by the access control point, and representative of an encoded item of computer data, by a camera of the terminal, and decryption, by the terminal of the of the image captured by the camera, so as to deduce therefrom the encoded item of computer data, which is a unique identifier of the access control point, by the mobile terminal, by the unique identifier of the access control point decrypted, transmission to the access control point broadcast, by the mobile terminal, of an entitlement for access to the reserve zone, which entitlement is stored in its memory, via the wireless connection, and control of the validity of the data of the access entitlement by the access control point.. .
Thales

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Solar powered filming harness

A solar-powered harness comprises a retention pocket for holding a mobile device including a camera configured for capturing images, the retention pocket capable of securely retaining the camera while the camera is capturing images, at least one solar panel, affixed to the solar-powered harness, the solar panel configured for generating electrical current when exposed to solar rays, and a retention channel configured to securely maintain electrically conductive wires in communication with the mobile device and the solar panel so as to enable the solar panel to provide the electrical current to the mobile device while the camera is capturing images.. .

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Waveguide and semiconductor packaging

A method and apparatus for integrating individual iii-v mmics into a micromachined waveguide package is disclosed. Mmics are screened prior to integration, allowing only known-good die to be integrated, leading to increased yield.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

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Under vessel automated work platform assembly

An automated high speed under vessel work platform with three automated axes comprising a 360° rotational horizontal axis, a linear horizontal axis via a traversing trolley, and a linear vertical axis via swappable task robots, which can also add fourth and fifth axes capabilities. The automated high speed under vessel work platform has the ability to drive to a specific location by typing the core location into the control software and can be operated manually via a hand wheel, locally via a handheld pendant or from the control room and has a camera for inspections and verification of the work..
Westinghouse Electric Company Llc

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Video display system, video display device, and video display method

A video image processing device uses a plurality of video data captured by a plurality of cameras to generate a wide range video data of the entire celestial sphere having a 360-degree range around an area where the plurality of cameras is installed and to transmit the generated wide range video data of the entire celestial sphere to a video display device. The video display device detects a direction of the video display device as a direction of a sight line of the user, receives the transmitted wide range video data of the entire celestial sphere, segments a predetermined area of video data including a detection result of a sensor from the wide range video data of the entire celestial sphere, adjusts a luminosity of the extracted predetermined area of video data to fall in a certain range of luminosity, and displays the adjusted predetermined area of video data..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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Universal tamper-evident security label for an electronic device having an integral camera

A universal security label for an electronic device comprising an integral camera lens. The label includes a plastic film security label body, the security label body comprising a plurality of layers, a top surface and an adhesive base, the security label body having a width and a length, the length substantially greater than the width and sufficient to wrap and adhere the label body completely around a portion of the electronic device and over the camera lens, the adhesive base of an overlapping end of the label body configured to adhere to the top surface of another portion of the label body, the layers having tamper-evident feature such that once the adhesive base is adhered to the top surface, subsequent removal provides an indication of its removal through the top surface of the overlapping end..

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Multi-player, multi-touch gaming table and using the same

A touch screen player interface includes a fiber optic plate, high-resolution infrared camera and projector. The fiber optic plate acts as a display surface for the output of the projector as well as a fingerprint and/or item scanner.
Novomatic Ag

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Apparatus and storing image on basis of input sound signal

An image storage device based on an input sound signal comprises: an acceleration sensor unit for outputting an acceleration sensor value according to an impact event; a microphone unit for receiving an input of an impact sound according to the impact event; a camera unit for photographing an external image; and a processing unit for, if an impact event is sensed by the acceleration sensor unit and the impact sound inputted by the microphone unit corresponds to a valid sound which is previously set and stored, storing, in a storage unit, the images photographed by the camera unit in a certain time period both before and after the point in time when the impact event occurred.. .
Center For Integrated Smart Sensors Foundation

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Video imaging to assess specularity

A method for virtual, three-dimensional modeling of a subject using a depth-imaging camera operatively coupled to a modeling computer. A brightness image and a coordinate depth image of the subject acquired from each of a plurality of inequivalent vantage points are received from the depth-imaging camera.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

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Odometry feature matching

Methods and systems for determining features of interest for following within various frames of data received from multiple sensors of a device are disclosed. An example method may include receiving data from a plurality of sensors of a device.
Google Inc.

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Camera pose estimation for mobile devices

Systems and methods are described for estimating a camera pose. The estimation may include obtaining a sequence of images including a plurality of image frames of a scene, detecting a first set of feature points in a first image frame, and tracking the first set of feature points in a plurality of subsequent image frames.
Google Inc.

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Method for assembling single images recorded by a camera system from different positions, to form a common image

A method for assembling single images recorded by a camera system from different positions, to form a common image, including providing a first projection surface having a first geometric shape and a second projection surface having a second geometric shape; every point of the first projection surface having an associated point on the second projection surface; acquiring positional information that describes a configuration of objects shown in the single images relative to the camera system; reshaping the first geometric shape of the first projection surface on the basis of the acquired positional information; assigning texture information pertaining to the single images to surface regions of the reshaped first projection surface; transferring texture information from the points of the first projection surface to the respective, associated points of the second projection surface; and producing the common image from a view of the second projection surface.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

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Surroundings monitoring system for working machine

A surroundings monitoring system for a working machine prevents its own vehicle shadow from having an influence on the detection of an object existing around the working machine. The surroundings monitoring system for a working machine includes: a monocular camera picks up an image of the surroundings of the working machine.
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

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Probe device

A probe device includes a case, a fixing base, a probe stage, a first camera and a first mirror. The case includes a bottom plate and a first side wall, which includes a first through hole and is vertically connected to the bottom plate.
Mpi Corporation

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Guided inspection of an installed component using a handheld inspection device

A method for inspecting an installed component includes receiving an identity and selected location of the component as an input signal via a handheld inspection device having a controller, digital camera, and display screen, and collecting a dynamic pixel image of the selected location in real-time using the digital camera. The method includes displaying the image in real time via the display screen, projecting virtual guidance lines onto the image corresponding to edges of the installed component, and identifying the component via the controller when the image is aligned with the projected acquisition lines.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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Method and system for automated video image focus change detection and classification

A system includes a processor and a memory for evaluating a focus status of a video camera. The system receives a video image from a video server in accordance with a predetermined schedule.
Video Insight, Inc.

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Systems and methods for generating an audit trail for auditable devices

In some embodiments, auditable devices such as auditable cameras are provided. The auditable devices maintain audit trail data that is digitally signed and stored on the devices until it can be uploaded to an evidence management system.
Taser International, Inc.





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