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Portable lateral test reader

Date/App# patent app List of recent Digital Camera-related patents
08/28/14
20140240525
 System and method for managing distribution of media files patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for managing distribution of media files
A system, method and technique are provided for managing distribution of digital images and other media. A host computer may store a library of media files, including digital images, such as those captured by a digital camera of a user.
08/28/14
20140240491
 Portable lateral test reader patent thumbnailnew patent Portable lateral test reader
A portable lateral test reader apparatus includes a processing arrangement, a digital camera, a user interface. The digital camera captures at least one image of locations of at least one test line, at least one control line and at least one reference of a test structure.
08/28/14
20140240489
 Optical inspection systems and methods for detecting surface discontinuity defects patent thumbnailnew patent Optical inspection systems and methods for detecting surface discontinuity defects
Optical inspection system and methods for detecting surface discontinuity defects in glass sheet are disclosed. A reflective diffuser resides adjacent a back surface of the glass sheet and is illuminated with gradient intensity illumination.
08/28/14
20140239060
 Maintenance arrangement for an analysis device patent thumbnailnew patent Maintenance arrangement for an analysis device
A maintenance arrangement for an analysis device for maintaining an environment analysis device includes an environment analysis device, a radio station and a mobile service device. The environment analysis device comprises a manual input, a monitor, and a barcode generator configured to generate a barcode comprising a virtual target address for display on the monitor from an input information item.
08/21/14
20140236767
 Mobile application for identifying and purchasing goods and services using mobile device in-built camera patent thumbnailMobile application for identifying and purchasing goods and services using mobile device in-built camera
In one exemplary embodiment a computer-implemented method includes receiving a digital image of a matrix code. A user identifier associated with the digital image is received.
08/21/14
20140235029
 Bipolar multistate nonvolatile memory patent thumbnailBipolar multistate nonvolatile memory
Embodiments generally include a method of forming a nonvolatile memory device that contains a resistive switching memory element that has an improved device switching capacity by using multiple layers of variable resistance layers. In one embodiment, the resistive switching element comprises at least three layers of variable resistance materials to increase the number of logic states.
08/21/14
20140232898
 Digital camera patent thumbnailDigital camera
A digital camera captures an image of a photographic subject and creates image data, and records this image data upon a recording medium. The digital camera includes: an image processing device that, according to operation by a user, performs any of a plurality of types of image processing upon the image data that has been recorded; and a control device that, for performing the image processing, (a) if image data is first selected, permits selection of a type of image processing that is to be performed upon the selected image data; and (b) if a type of image processing is first selected, permits selection of image data upon which that selected type of image processing is to be performed..
08/21/14
20140232894
 Digital camera with multiple pipeline signal processors patent thumbnailDigital camera with multiple pipeline signal processors
A method includes sampling a first intensity of light with a first array of photo detectors of a digital camera. A second intensity of light is sampled with a second array of photo detectors of the digital camera.
08/14/14
20140226059
 Illumination assembly for a scouting camera patent thumbnailIllumination assembly for a scouting camera
This document discloses a camera assembly and a method for driving an illumination assembly of the camera assembly. The camera assembly comprises a digital camera, a power source including a battery and a super capacitor, and an illumination element powered by the power source.
08/14/14
20140226031
 Imaging apparatus and imaging method patent thumbnailImaging apparatus and imaging method
This invention relates to an imaging apparatus and an imaging method for supplying an optimum amount of image data to another apparatus. When a pda 91 has a maximum transfer rate of 1.5 mbps, a mobile phone 1 determines that a maximum speed of communication with the pda 91 is low, reduces accordingly the amount of moving image data captured by a ccd of the mobile phone, and supplies the captured moving image data to the pda 91.
08/14/14
20140226030
Wireless communication device
A wireless communication device is connected to an external device such as a personal computer. If an image capture device such as a digital camera is wirelessly connected to the external device, the wireless communication device behaves as the image capture device.
08/07/14
20140218563
Image sensing apparatus and method of controlling operation of same
If a setting device such as a focus switch happens to be changed during the time that a power supply is off, the user is notified of how the setting device has changed. When the power supply of a digital camera is turned off, the set state of the setting device at such time is stored.
08/07/14
20140218562
Method for deleting data files in an electronic device
The present disclosure relates to a an electronic device such as a digital camera 300 that includes a deletion mode whereby a camera/electronic device user can delete captured images or data files that have already been transferred in order to make room in the electronic device or digital camera memory for capturing further images. In one embodiment a digital camera keep track of which images have already been transferred to an external storage device and presents those to the user as potential images to be deleted.
08/07/14
20140218549
Remotely controlled crowd-sourced media capture
The disclosed technology receives at a second computing device a message from a first computing device comprising at least an indication of a physical motion, a requested motion, or an indication of a camera control operation. The indicated motion can correspond to a physical motion made to the first computing device.
07/31/14
20140214616
Active catalog
Paper catalog pages can be optically scanned to produce “fingerprints” identifying those pages. Database records for products featured on those pages can be mapped to the pages' fingerprints.
07/31/14
20140211071
Cell phone authentication device
A system for authenticating an object includes a label (12) with invisible indicia (14) on the object which rotates a polarization of incident light; a digital camera (18) having a light source (20), an image sensor (22), a first polarizing filter (24) having a first orientation, and a second polarizing filter (26) having a second orientation orthogonal to the first orientation; illuminating the label with light from the light source through the first linear polarizer; forming an image with the image sensor using reflected light from the label wherein the reflected light passes through the second polarizer prior to reaching the sensor; wherein the second linear polarizer makes the invisible indicia visible; and authenticating the object.. .
07/31/14
20140210998
Method for authenticating an object
A method for authenticating an object that includes providing a label (12) with invisible indicia (14) printed with optically active material on a reflective substrate; providing a device that has a digital camera (18) having a light source (20), an image sensor (22), a first polarizing filter (24) having a first orientation, and a second polarizing filter (26) having a second orientation; illuminating the label with the light from the light source through the first polarizing filter; forming an image with the image sensor using reflected light from the label wherein the reflected light passes through the second polarizing filter prior to reaching the sensor; wherein the second polarizing filter makes the invisible indicia visible; and authenticating the object.. .
07/31/14
20140210968
Mobile test reader apparatus
Mobile test reader is disclosed. Reader receives, with wireless transceiver, test-specific plug-in from external entity, configures test reader application with plug-in, and takes, with digital camera controlled by application configured with plug-in, image data depicting output area of test.
07/24/14
20140207264
Method and apparatus for exercise monitoring combining exercise monitoring and visual data with wireless wearable devices
Embodiments of the invention provide a method and apparatus for a wireless exercise monitoring system for interactively monitoring an aspect of exercise, sports, or fitness utilizing a wearable device, such as a watch, eyewear, or smart apparel. The device is equipped with, or connected to, a digital camera.
07/24/14
20140205196
System and method for photo frame with dynamic automatic template building system and location sensitive photo commerce
A method is provided for photo frames with dynamic automatic template building system and location sensitive photo commerce. The method comprises: determining, by a geographic location sensing device, a first geographic location of the mobile device; obtaining, by a communication device, information from an external source regarding templates for photo frames associated with second geographic locations of known proximity to the first geographic location; downloading, by the communication device, a template for one of the photo frames for which information was received, the photo frame including a graphic content; combining, by the processor, the graphic content from the photo frame with additional graphic content from one of a digital photo stored previously stored in a memory or a digital photo taken by a digital camera; creating a new digital photo from the combined graphic content; and storing the new digital photo in the memory..
07/17/14
20140198238
Red-eye filter method and apparatus
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upon a comparison of the captured image and a reference image of nominally the same scene taken without flash. In the embodiment the reference image is a preview image of lower pixel resolution than the captured image, the filter matching the pixel resolutions of the captured and reference images by up-sampling the preview image and/or sub-sampling the captured image.
07/10/14
20140195609
Digital photograph group editing and access
A process of managing a digital photo involves capturing the photo using a digital camera; communicating the photo to a server system; the server system identifying faces of people in the photo; the server system matching the faces to the communication addresses of portable devices of the people; and the server system communicating the photo to the portable devices.. .
07/10/14
20140192211
Pictures using voice commands and automatic upload
A system and method is disclosed for enabling user friendly interaction with a camera system. Specifically, the inventive system and method has several aspects to improve the interaction with a camera system, including voice recognition, gaze tracking, touch sensitive inputs and others.
07/03/14
20140188639
Security swipe system
The present invention is a security and fraud prevention system which utilizes and controls security devices and uses short message text (sms) notifications to enhance the security of point-of-sale credit or debit card transactions, using card swipe terminals at retail checkout stations. The invention, through the use of the system's firmware programmed on and located within the card swipe terminal, directs a remote digital camera located at the point-of-sale checkout station, to take a simultaneous photo of the respective cardholder, each time a credit or debit card is swiped at that checkout station.
07/03/14
20140184852
Method and apparatus for capturing images
According to one aspect of the inventive concept there is provided a method of capturing images using a camera. The method comprises analyzing a view depicted by the digital camera and determining, based on the analysis, a subset of configurations of the digital camera.
07/03/14
20140184840
Two words as the same voice command for a camera
A system and method is disclosed for enabling user friendly interaction with a camera system. Specifically, the inventive system and method has several aspects to improve the interaction with a camera system, including voice recognition, gaze tracking, touch sensitive inputs and others.
07/03/14
20140184822
Communication system for digital camera and mobile device
A device is provided that includes a recording medium with embedded communication functionality, a communication controller, a communication status verifier, a communication period calculator, and a verification interval setter. The recording medium stores data.
07/03/14
20140183436
Nonvolatile memory device having a current limiting element
Embodiments of the invention generally include a method of forming a nonvolatile memory device that contains a resistive switching memory element that has an improved device switching performance and lifetime, due to the addition of a current limiting component disposed therein. In one embodiment, the current limiting component comprises at least one layer of resistive material that is configured to improve the switching performance and lifetime of the formed resistive switching memory element.
06/26/14
20140179371
Electronic camera comprising mobile phone apparatus
A camera, digital camera, camcorder, video camera and other camera system comprising a mobile phone having one or plurality of simsocket contains plurality of pins wherein input/output pin, clock pin, reset pin, vcc pin, ground pin are several respective pins of the said simsocket and the said pins of one or plurality of simsocket are connected in parallel and the said plurality of simsocket for accepting plurality of simcards in order to operate selectively and/or simultaneously, and the said plurality of simsocket are connected to the cpu (central processing unit) (14) in parallel and the said cpu (14) having the switching circuit and the said cpu (14) is connected to the one or plurality of simsocket through switching circuit and the function of one or plurality of simsocket is operated by the cpu (central processing unit) (14), switching circuit, transreceivers (15).. .
06/26/14
20140177976
Masking tool
A system for controlling effects performed on an image includes a digital camera having a display that displays the image. Masking tools position graphical representations on the display to define a portion of the image that is altered when the effects are subsequently applied to the image.
06/26/14
20140176780
Digital camera
A solid-state imaging device has normal pixels, first phase difference pixels, and second phase difference pixels. “r”, “g”, and “b” denote colors of color filters provided for the respective pixels.
06/26/14
20140176771
Solid-state imaging device and digital camera
A solid-state imaging device comprises first pixels and second pixels. The first pixel has a first pd and a first photoelectric conversion film.
06/26/14
20140176762
Storage device, digital camera device, and method for displaying an alert image
A storage device, digital camera device, and method for displaying an alert image are disclosed. In one embodiment, a storage device is provided having an interface, a memory, and a controller.
06/26/14
20140176757
Color balance in digital photography
A technique for generating a digital photograph comprises blending two related images, each sampled according to a different illumination environment. The two related images are blended according to a blend surface function that includes a height discontinuity separating two different blend weight regions.
06/26/14
20140176735
Portable projection capture device
In one example, a portable projection capture device includes a digital camera and a projector mounted below the camera. The camera defines a capture area on a work surface within which the camera is configured to capture still and video images.
06/26/14
20140176734
Resolution based formatting of compressed image data
The disclosure herein relates to devices for compression, decompression or reconstruction of image data for still or moving pictures, such as image data detected with a digital camera. In some embodiments, data channels are compressed using a scalable compression algorithm.
06/26/14
20140176693
Camera adapter based optical imaging apparatus
The invention describes several embodiments of an adapter which can make use of the devices in any commercially available digital cameras to transform the digital camera into a fundus camera for inspecting the back of the eye, or into a microscope. The camera adapter is adapted to be placed between the camera device and the object.
06/26/14
20140176431
Reproducer, digital camera, slide show reproduction method, program, image display apparatus, image display method, image reproduction method, and image display program
A reproducer is provided with members shown below. Namely, the reproducer is provided with a storage part for storing images, a vibration detection part for detecting a vibration operation by a user, a switching instruction part for instructing switching of reproduction content in slide show reproduction based on a detection result from the vibration detection part, a synthesis processing part for performing creation processing of slide show images, which are images for the slide show reproduction, based on instructions of the switching instruction part, and a slide show control part for performing the slide show reproduction of the images stored in the storage part and the slide show images..
06/19/14
20140171799
Systems and methods for providing ultrasound probe location and image information
Systems and methods for providing ultrasound probe location and image information are provided. One system includes an ultrasound device coupled with an ultrasound probe and configured to acquire ultrasound images of a subject.
06/19/14
20140168462
Photography-task-specific digital camera apparatus and methods useful in conjunction therewith
A multi-mode digital photography method including generating an output image of a location l at a specific time t which is identified as a function of a user-selected photography task, the method including generating an output image of a particular scene which is built up from a plurality of images thereof, as another function of a user-selected photography task.. .
06/19/14
20140166969
Nonvolatile memory device using a tunnel oxide as a passive current steering element
Embodiments of the invention generally include a method of forming a nonvolatile memory device that contains a resistive switching memory element that has improved device switching performance and lifetime, due to the addition of a current limiting component disposed therein. The electrical properties of the current limiting component are configured to lower the current flow through the variable resistance layer during the logic state programming steps by adding a fixed series resistance in the resistive switching memory element of the nonvolatile memory device.
06/12/14
20140161368
Image blurring correction device
The present image blurring correction device includes light field information generating portion, angle blurring amount detecting portion and correcting portion. The light field information generating portion generates a series of light field information corresponding to consecutive shooting images shot by a digital camera.
06/12/14
20140161328
System and method for automatically selecting a condom size from a picture reference
A system and method of selecting a prophylactic for a body part, such as a condom for a penis. The system is run as a software application running on a handheld electronic device that contains an integrated digital camera.
06/12/14
20140160306
Masking tool
A system for controlling effects performed on an image includes a digital camera having a display that displays the image. Masking tools position graphical representations on the display to define a portion of the image that is altered when the effects are subsequently applied to the image.
06/12/14
20140160242
Adapter and corresponding methods for adding 3d function to a 2d digital camera
A combination of a 3d optical adapter and corresponding digital process methods attached and updated to a conventional 2d digital camera so the digital camera can capture, save and transfer 3d stereoscopic digital images as well.. .
06/05/14
20140152883
Image capturing device with touch screen for adjusting camera settings
Several methods for operating a built-in digital camera of a portable, handheld electronic device are described. In one embodiment, the device receives a user selection (e.g., tap, tap and hold, gesture) of a region displayed on the display screen (e.g., touch sensitive screen).
06/05/14
20140152873
Real-time camera view through drawn region for image capture
Apparatuses and methods related to custom view finders are disclosed. In one embodiment, for example, a method is disclosed which includes defining a view finder region within a first image and saving the image with the view finder into a non-transitory computer readable medium.
06/05/14
20140152848
Technique for configuring a digital camera
A camera tuning engine within a digital camera includes a machine learning engine that generates a configuration file for the digital camera based on raw images captured by the digital camera. The digital camera implements a set of rendering algorithms that render trial images from the raw images based on parameters included in the configuration file.
06/05/14
20140152793
Techniques for scanned illumination
Imaging systems are provided for high speed, high resolution imaging of biochemical materials. In an example embodiment, an imaging system comprises an objective lens component, a line generator, a digital camera, a positioning stage, and a scan mirror.
06/05/14
20140151625
Nonvolatile memory device using a varistor as a current limiter element
Embodiments of the invention include a method of forming a nonvolatile memory device that contains a resistive switching memory element that has improved device switching performance and lifetime, due to the addition of a current limiting component disposed therein. The electrical properties of the current limiting component are configured to lower the current flow through the variable resistance layer during the logic state programming steps by adding a fixed series resistance in the resistive switching memory element of the nonvolatile memory device.
05/29/14
20140146165
Glass-sheet optical inspection systems and methods with illumination and exposure control
Optical inspection systems and methods for inspecting a glass sheet for defects are disclosed. The systems and methods employ a digital camera and a plurality of different types of illumination sources.
05/29/14
20140145143
Carbon nanotube transistor voltage converter circuit
A voltage converter circuit includes one or more single-walled carbon nanotube transistors, capable of handling relatively high amounts of current. The transistors are formed using a porous structure which has a number of single-walled carbon nanotubes.
05/22/14
20140139731
Methods and apparatus for providing portable photographic images
Methods and apparatus for providing portable photographic images are described. The present invention includes a small, portable electronic display unit that may be placed within a wallet or purse.
05/22/14
20140139689
Offloading processing of images from a portable digital camera
Images are offloaded from a portable camera automatically to a network server at the time the images are taken, transparently to a user of the camera. The server executes processing functions on the images and returns the output of the processing over the network to the camera and/or other user-defined destination device to thereby relieve the camera processor of potentially complex processing chores..
05/22/14
20140139686
Digital camera and image capturing method thereof
An image capturing method for a digital camera includes the following steps: capturing a plurality of pre-captured images in sequence, wherein each of the pre-captured images includes a plurality of sections; capturing a plurality of captured images based on the number of sections and piecing the plurality of captured images together as an output image, wherein an image capturing optical setting value of each captured image is substantially the same; a target section is selected among the plurality of sections while capturing the plurality of captured images, and an indicating signal is outputted by determining the relative position between an object and the target section based on the plurality of pre-captured images.. .
05/22/14
20140139668
Projection capture system and method
In one example, a projection capture system includes: a digital camera, a projector, and a mirror housed together as a single unit in which, when the unit is deployed for use with a work surface: the camera is positioned above the projector; the projector is positioned below the camera; and the mirror is positioned above the projector and configured to reflect light from the projector into the camera capture area. In one example, a projection capture method includes: establishing a camera capture area within which a camera can capture an image of an object; establishing a projector display area overlapping the capture area and into which a projector can project light; lighting the camera capture area with the projector; and positioning a specular glare spot from the projector lighting outside the camera capture area..
05/22/14
20140139435
Pointing and identification device
A pointing and identification device (pid) allows the user to point at objects in the real world, on television or movie screens, or otherwise not on the computer screen. The pid includes a digital camera and one or both of a laser and a reticle for aiming the digital camera.
05/15/14
20140134794
Nonvolatile memory device having an electrode interface coupling region
Embodiments of the invention generally relate to a resistive switching nonvolatile memory device having an interface layer structure disposed between at least one of the electrodes and a variable resistance layer formed in the nonvolatile memory device, and a method of forming the same. Typically, resistive switching memory elements may be formed as part of a high-capacity nonvolatile memory integrated circuit, which can be used in various electronic devices, such as digital cameras, mobile telephones, handheld computers, and music players.
05/15/14
20140132815
Digital camera structure capable of selectively mounting a camera lens
A digital camera structure is provided with a housing and at least one optical assembly. The housing defines a substantially inverted cone-shaped recess at its front that accommodates therein a cmos image sensor being electrically connected to a control board within the housing.
05/15/14
20140132796
Indoor/outdoor scene detection using gps
A digital camera system, comprising: a digital image sensor; an optical system for forming an image of a scene onto the digital image sensor; a global positioning system sensor; a processor-accessible memory system; and a processor. The processor performs the steps of: analyzing a signal from the global positioning system sensor to determine whether the digital camera system is indoors or outdoors; capturing an input digital image of the scene using the digital image sensor; processing the input digital image responsive to whether the digital camera system is indoors or outdoors; and storing the processed digital image in the processor-accessible memory system..
05/15/14
20140132792
Imaging device
A digital camera includes a ccd image sensor that produces a plurality of sets of image data by continuously capturing a subject, a controller that sets the priority for executing image processing on at least one of the plurality of sets of image data, and an image processor that subjects a plurality of sets of image data to image processing on the basis of the priority for executing image processing.. .
05/15/14
20140132791
Depth estimation based on interpolation of inverse focus statistics
Embodiments are directed towards performing depth estimation within a digital camera system based on interpolation of inverse focus statistics. After an image is captured, various statistics or focus measure may be calculated using, for example, a high pass filter.
05/15/14
20140132782
System to manage digital camera images
Management of files stored on a digital camera, includes detection of connection of the digital camera, reception of plural image data respectively corresponding to plural images stored in the digital camera, and storage of the plural received image data in a storage medium. A user interface for a connected digital camera includes a first area for displaying a hierarchical tree of system objects, a second area for displaying a thumbnail image corresponding to a system object selected in the first area, a third area adjacent to the second area for displaying a second icon indicating that a sound file is associated with the displayed thumbnail image, and a fourth area which surrounds the second area and the third area.
05/15/14
20140132778
Color calibration of color image rendering devices
Color calibration of color image rendering devices, such as large color displays, which operate by either projection or emission of images, utilize internal color measurement instrument or external color measurement modules locatable on a wall or speaker. A dual use camera is provided for a portable or laptop computer, or a cellular phone, handset, personal digital assistant or other handheld device with a digital camera, in which one of the camera or a display is movable with respect to the other to enable the camera in a first mode to capture images of the display for enabling calibration of the display, and in a second mode for capturing image other than of the display.
05/15/14
20140132515
System and method for inputting user commands to a processor
A system for inputting operation system (os) commands to a data processing device. The system comprises a video camera that captures images of a viewing space.


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