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Date/App# patent app List of recent Finder-related patents
02/04/16
20160037090 
 Finder system and optical apparatus using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Finder system and optical apparatus using the same
Provided is a finder system, including: an observation optical system configured to convert a subject image formed on a predetermined surface into an erect image via an erect image forming member, and cause the erect image to be transmitted through a first optical surface that is inclined with respect to an optical axis, thereby observing the erect image via an eyepiece lens; and a display optical system configured to cause an image indicating display information of a display member to be reflected on the first optical surface, thereby observing the image via the eyepiece lens in the same field of view as the subject image. The display optical system includes an optical member including at least two reflection surfaces and a lens unit having a positive refractive power, along an optical path between the display member and the eyepiece lens in the stated order..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160037076 
 Photometric  controlling same patent thumbnailnew patent Photometric controlling same
A photometric apparatus includes a photometry unit (ae sensor) configured to measure object light, and a first display unit (intra-viewfinder liquid crystal display unit) arranged on an optical path of the object light to the photometry unit and configured to display a plurality of display items. The first display unit is configured to display a first display item (automatic white balance) among the plurality of display items in a position farther from a center of a photometry range by the photometry unit than a position of a second display item (incandescent lamp display) having a display area smaller than a display area of the first display item..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160036963 
 Mobile device and  executing application based on particular zone patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile device and executing application based on particular zone
Provided is a mobile terminal that executes an application in a predetermined area, and a method performed by the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal that executes the application in the predetermined area may include a memory; a location finder configured to obtain location information of the mobile terminal; a communicator configured to communicate with a server; and a controller configured to receive, via the communicator, the application that is executable in a predetermined area corresponding to the obtained location information and an operating system (os) for executing the application from a server that corresponds to the obtained location information, and to install the application and the os in the memory..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033642 
 Linear mode computational sensing ladar patent thumbnailnew patent Linear mode computational sensing ladar
Laser light pulsed to illuminate and reflect from at least one object is received at a digital micro-mirror device including an array of mirrors each of which may be selectively controlled to be oriented to either reflect incident light onto a detector or not. The detector outputs a signal representative of an amount of light sensed.
Raytheon Company


02/04/16
20160033627 
 Non-saturating receiver design and clamping structure for high power laser based rangefinding instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Non-saturating receiver design and clamping structure for high power laser based rangefinding instruments
A non-saturating receiver design and clamping structure for high power laser rangefinders of especial utility with respect to pumped, monoblock lasers. The receiver comprises a photodiode and a transimpedance amplifier having at least first and second stages.
Kama-tech (hk) Limited


02/04/16
20160033626 
 Laser rangefinder patent thumbnailnew patent Laser rangefinder
A laser rangefinder includes a light source, a scanning mirror that scans laser light emitted from the light source by oscillating about an axis of oscillation j extending in a predetermined direction, a first lens that is disposed on an optical path of reflected light from a target object and condenses the reflected light onto the scanning mirror, a second lens that is disposed on an optical path of and condenses reflected light from the scanning mirror, and a photodetector that receives the reflected light condensed by the second lens. The first lens and the second lens are disposed in positions other than positions on an optical path of the laser light between a point of emission from the light source and a point of exit from the laser rangefinder..
Kyoto University


02/04/16
20160030814 
 Enhanced golf ball and  its construction patent thumbnailnew patent Enhanced golf ball and its construction
The present invention relates to a new, improved, technologically enhanced golf ball and a method for its construction. The new technologically enhanced golf ball will be an improvement over existing golf balls and will be used in conjunction with other enhanced golf equipment to capture, analyze, score (i.e.

01/28/16
20160028965 
 Imaging device and image display method patent thumbnailImaging device and image display method
The imaging device includes: a first display section that functions as an electronic view finder; an illuminance detection sensor that detects an illuminance of the first display section; a display luminance detection section; a subject luminance detection section; a target luminance calculation section; and a corrected luminance calculation section. The display luminance detection section detects an actual display luminance of the first display section on the basis of a detected value of the illuminance detection sensor.
Fujifilm Corporation


01/28/16
20160028933 
 Imaging apparatus and controlling method therefore patent thumbnailImaging apparatus and controlling method therefore
In one shooting mode in a case where a flicker is detected by a flicker detecting unit, it is determined whether anti-flicker shooting is set, and a flicker icon is lighted and displayed on an in-viewfinder display unit in a different displaying form between when the anti-flicker shooting is set and when it is not set. In another shooting mode, in the case where the flicker is detected by the flicker detecting unit, the flicker icon is hidden..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160025507 
 Carpool finder assistance patent thumbnailCarpool finder assistance
A method of determining ride share compatibility. Vehicle data acquisition devices are employed to collect user attribute information relating to a travel route and locations traveled by the operator.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


01/21/16
20160021324 

Imaging device


The imaging device includes: a first display section that functions as an electronic view finder; a viewing angle setting section that sets a viewing angle of a live view image; a display image generation section that generates a display image which uses the live view image reduced in accordance the viewing angle; a display timing control section; and a blanking time period setting section. The display timing control section synchronizes the image sensor and the first display section in a delay time shorter than a single frame period.
Fujifilm Corporation


01/21/16
20160018221 

Range finder with image split prism for golf course hole


Disclosed is a rangefinder comprising: a housing shaped like a cylinder and opened frontward and backward; an object lens comprising one or more lenses arranged in a front end portion of the housing and facing an object targeted for distance measurement; a display providing a user with an image from the object lens; an image split prism arranged in between the object lens and the display, making the image from the object lens be split and focused, and installed movably along an optical axis within the housing so that a space between split images can be adjusted; and a distance indicator indicating distance from the targeted object in accordance with positions of the image split prism, in a state that the position of the image split prism is adjusted to set up the space between the split images to a reference position.. .

01/21/16
20160016664 

Unmanned aerial delivery device


An unmanned aerial delivery device has a plurality of rotors for propulsion and control, including redundant rotors in case of failure of a primary rotor, and uses a laser rangefinder system to guide the delivery device around an obstacle in its path until an acceptable straight-line path to a recipient is found, detect when a rotor is inoperable, and detect the distance from a take-off or landing surface to retract or extend support legs. The device has an insulated payload chamber that can only be opened by entering an unlock code on a touchscreen.
Umm Al-qura University


01/14/16
20160014338 

Method and implementing a digital graduated filter for an imaging apparatus


A digital graduated filter is implemented in an imaging device by combining multiple images of the subject wherein the combining may include combining different numbers of images for highlights and for shadows of the subject. The imaging device may present a user with a set of pre-defined graduated filter configurations to choose from.

01/14/16
20160014330 

A viewfinder utility


Disclosed is a viewfinder utility. The viewfinder receives image information from a camera and displays it on a screen of the user's device.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


01/14/16
20160011594 

Method for extracting curb of road using laser range finder and localizing of mobile robot using curb informaiton of road


The invention relates to a method for extracting a curb of a road using a laser range finder and a method for localizing of a mobile robot using curb information of a road. The method for extracting the curb of the road using the laser range finder includes extracting a road surface and line segments from scan data of the laser range finder, extracting a plurality of curb candidate line segments among the line segments on the basis of an angle between the road surface and the line segment, extracting a plurality of curb candidates having a plurality of curb properties, wherein each of the plurality of curb candidates is generated by combining the couple of the curb candidate line segments, and applying the plurality of the curb candidates to a kernel fisher discriminant analysis to extract a final curb..
Korea University Research And Business Foundation


01/14/16
20160011304 

Compensation for depth finders


System and methods for compensating a depth signal for a depth finder of a boat. In one embodiment, a compensation system is implemented between the depth finder and a transducer mounted on the boat.

01/14/16
20160010949 

Modular sighting assembly and method


A laser sighting system can be used in combination with a range finder for determining a distance to a target. An onboard ballistics computer processor in the laser sighting system calculates a trajectory and automatically rotates a pointing laser to the proper angle for causing the trajectory path of a fired projectile to intersect with the position of the target.
Wilcox Industries Corp.


01/07/16
20160006930 

Method and system for stabilization and reframing


A method and apparatus for dynamically maintaining a horizontal framing of a video. The system permits the user to freely rotate the device while filming, while visualizing the 5 final output in an overly on the device viewfinder or screen during shooting.
Thomson Licensing


01/07/16
20160006121 

Reconfigurable radio direction finder system and method


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01/07/16
20160003945 

Laser rangefinder and measuring distance and direction


A laser rangefinder includes: a mems mirror that changes a traveling direction of laser light; a first photodetector that reflects a portion of the laser light directed in a predetermined direction by the mems mirror and receives another portion of the laser light; a second photodetector that receives first reflected light that is reflection of the laser light from a target object outside an enclosure and second reflected light that is reflection of the portion of the laser light from the first photodetector; and a signal processor that calculates a distance from the laser rangefinder to the target object by subtracting, from a first distance from the laser diode to the target object calculated using the first reflected light, a second distance from the laser diode to the first photodetector calculated using the second reflected light, and calculates a direction of the target object with respect to the laser rangefinder.. .
Kyoto University


01/07/16
20160003713 

Single-platform integrated aquatic species and habitat sampling system


Low or no disturbance sampling can be accomplished such as through a single-platform aquatic species and habitat sampling system with data integration and rapid processing capabilities that can address the need for sampling at variable depths over varied habitats, along with the simultaneous collection of linked physical and biological data. The platform may be based on a 24-36 foot boat, and may include a net mouth opener brace for an adjustable concentrator net and smaller drift net which may be attached to an adjustable sample chamber, perhaps containing variable mesh capture nets as well as cameras, water sampling equipment, and water quality sensors integrated with a fish finder, gps, and other monitoring and data recording equipment.
S. P. Cramer & Associates D/b/a Cramer Fish Sciences


12/31/15
20150378149 

Mirror drive device capable of high-speed forward and backward driving of mirror


A mirror drive device in which the speed of forward and backward movement of a mirror is increased while reducing a power amount required therefor without affecting a finder image and a focus distance of an image viewed through a finder. A mirror-down cam is cam-engaged with a drive shaft provided in a mirror holder, and causes the mirror holder to enter a finder observation position of a photographing optical path.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/24/15
20150371086 

Extracting card data from multiple cards


Extracting financial card information with relaxed alignment comprises a method to receive an image of a card, determine one or more edge finder zones in locations of the image, and identify lines in the one or more edge finder zones. The method further identifies one or more quadrilaterals formed by intersections of extrapolations of the identified lines, determines an aspect ratio of the one or more quadrilateral, and compares the determined aspect ratios of the quadrilateral to an expected aspect ratio.
Google Inc.


12/24/15
20150370077 

Beam splitting system for laser ranging


A beam splitting system for laser ranging includes a roof half-pentaprism, an isosceles prism and a compensating prism. Due to different compensating prisms, there are four light splitting combinations in total.
Jinhua Lanhai Photoelectricity Technology Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150369600 

Targeting auxiliary system for a rangefinder


A targeting auxiliary system for a rangefinder comprises a range finding apparatus and an electronic device. The range finding apparatus has a first signal transmission unit.

12/24/15
20150369565 

Optical device having a light separation element


An optical device, such as a firearm scope or telescope, may comprise an aperture to receive light, and a light separation element to split the light received from the aperture into a plurality of light paths directed to a plurality of sensors. Sensors may include bright light sensors, low light sensors, range-finder sensors, or other sensors.

12/17/15
20150365773 

Audio direction distance detection


A laser device, finder of range(s), and an inclinometer are used to figure a sound producing device's position adjustment(s). Laser beam(s) of the laser device and the inclinometer characterize direction(s) of sound produced by the sound producing device.
Sound Services, Llc


12/03/15
20150348325 

Method and system for stabilization and reframing


A method and apparatus for dynamically maintaining a horizontal framing of a video. The system permits the user to freely rotate the device while filming, while visualizing the final output in an overly on the device viewfinder or screen during shooting.
Thomson Licensing


12/03/15
20150346339 

Fish finder device housing and system


A fish finder device housing having a watertight shell housing capable of containing an electronic load having a transducer within an interior space, the housing have oppositely opposed extension members, each of the extension members having a keel, the oppositely opposed extension members and keels helping maintain the fish finder device housing and contained transducer in a stable condition such as in a substantially upright vertical position and preventing the housing from rocking back-and-forth and rolling side-to-side during normal fishing conditions including choppy or wavy water, when an angler is fishing in a body of water having a current, or when the angler is pulling the fish finder device housing behind a watercraft during trolling. The fish finder device housing may have an aperture in at least one of the extension members for connecting a fishing line, such as that of a fishing pole, or a line for tethering the fish finder device housing behind a watercraft..
Vexilar, Inc.


11/26/15
20150341532 

Infrared camera systems and methods


Systems and methods disclosed herein provide, for some embodiments, infrared cameras and target position acquisition techniques for various applications. For example, in one embodiment, a system may include a portable imaging/viewing subsystem having a target position finder and may also include a fixed mount camera subsystem having a camera and a camera positioner.
Flir Systems, Inc.


11/26/15
20150338191 

Compact riflescope display adapter


This disclosure describes a compact and lightweight riflescope display adapter configured to be affixed in front of the objective lens of a riflescope. The display adapter includes a receptacle that enables the adapter to be electrically connected to a ballistic computer, rangefinder or other targeting mechanism.
Cubic Corporation


11/26/15
20150336811 

Particle separator


A particle separator includes a particle separation member having a plurality of conical cavities for separating particles from unclean liquid; a fluid distribution member for distributing the unclean liquid to the cavities; a particle collection member for collecting the separated particles; and a fluid guiding member for guiding cleaned liquid to an outlet. Each cavity has a narrow open end and a wide open end.
Johnson Electric S.a.


11/26/15
20150334994 

Pet data management and information storage and exchange system


The present invention is directed to a specialized pet tag which integrates with a mobile software application developed for a smart phone or mobile device, such as an iphone, ipad, android, or blackberry personal digital assistant, equipped with a camera, image sensor, rfid detector, or nfc sensor, that which facilitates data management and communication to a finder and/or the owner of a pet.. .

11/19/15
20150330805 

System for providing personalized information and providing the personalized information


A system and method for providing location-based personalized information by using user location history information, whereby battery consumption of a computing device is reduced. The computing device includes: a location finder configured to obtain user location information of a user of the computing device; a display configured to display information indicating a route of the user of the computing device; and a controller configured to track a location of the user by controlling the location finder as the controller senses a change in the location of the user based on the obtained user location information, obtain information corresponding to an initial route of the user based on the tracked location of the user, detect a predicted route of the user from user location history information based on the information corresponding to the initial route of the user, and display on the display unit the predicted route..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


11/19/15
20150330743 

Sight mechanism with integrated range finder


The disclosed subject matter relates to a sight device can include an integrated range finder and/or a camera with an associated display device. The display device can present a field of view associated with the target and an aiming element such as a dot or crosshairs.

11/19/15
20150330742 

Rangefinder for targeting device and aligning rangefinder to targeting device


Embodiments of the present concept are directed to a rangefinder that can be aligned to a fixed sight on a shooting device so that a range can be accurately taken that corresponds to a fixed sight that is used to align the shooting device to a target. Other embodiments of this concept provide methods of aligning the rangefinder to the fixed sight of the shooting device..
Leupold & Stevens, Inc.


11/19/15
20150330054 

Optical sensing a distance from a range sensing apparatus and method


A method and a system for determining horizontal velocity of a construction vehicle and a distance from a range sensing apparatus to a surface is provided. In an embodiment, a plurality of video images of the surface generated by a video camera is received, an angular velocity is calculated by video processing, a distance from each of a plurality of laser rangefinders to the surface is measured, and linear horizontal velocity is calculated from angular velocity and distances..
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.


11/12/15
20150326783 

Three dimensional image capture system for imaging building facades using a digital camera, a near-infrared camera, and laser range finder


A system that facilitates collecting data is described herein. The system includes a digital camera that is configured to capture images in a visible light spectrum and a near-infrared camera that is configured to capture near infrared images, wherein a field of view of the digital camera and the field of view of the near-infrared camera are substantially similar.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


11/12/15
20150326755 

Information input apparatus and method


An electronic camera is capable of recording image, voice, text, line-drawn information and the like. A release switch in the electronic camera is operated to photograph a subject image.
Nikon Corporation


11/12/15
20150323310 

Systems and methods for determining pupillary distance and scale


A computer-implemented method for scaling an object is described. A distance of an object from the computing device is measured via a processor of a computing device in conjunction with a rangefinder.
Glasses.com


11/05/15
20150316930 

Systems and methods for using multple hypotheses in a visual simultaneous localization and mapping system


The invention is related to methods and apparatus that use a visual sensor and dead reckoning sensors to process simultaneous localization and mapping (slam). These techniques can be used in robot navigation.
Irobot Corporation


10/29/15
20150310765 

Identification training vehicle accessory


A method for identifying a vehicle accessory with a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises receiving an input in the mobile device and activating an identification function in a control circuit of the mobile device in response to the input.
Gentex Corporation


10/29/15
20150305610 

System and measuring sensory response of tissue


A system for measuring sensation or sensory responses of a tissue of a subject (or patient) by delivering air pulses of controlled pressure, duration, and frequency to the tissue surface. The system can include an endoscope having a range finder component to determine the distance between the distal end of the endoscope and a target tissue surface.

10/22/15
20150304652 

Device orientation correction panorama images


The invention relates to a method, comprising: providing orientation measurement data of a gyroscope and accelerometer for a device, performing a sensor fusion algorithm for provided orientation measurement data for determining a sensor-based estimate of orientation of the device, and performing a correction step, wherein an viewfinder image matching algorithm is performed for aligning viewfinder frames captured by a camera sensor of the device for determining an error of sensor-based estimate of orientation of the device. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product that perform the method..
Nokia Technologies Oy


10/08/15
20150288885 

Method and controlling camera devices


A method and apparatus for controlling camera devices are described. The method includes: reading a current data frame of a viewfinder of a started camera device; judging whether the started camera device is a front camera device; judging whether a beautification function of the started camera device is turned on if the started camera device is the front camera device; if the beautification function of the camera device is started, performing a beautifying process on data of the viewfinder, and drawing a data frame obtained through the beautifying process on a screen for displaying..

10/08/15
20150286030 

Mirror mounting assembly for mounting a mirror in a laser rangefinder


A mirror mounting assembly for mounting a mirror in a laser rangefinder, comprising: a mirror mount configured for receiving and mounting a mirror and configured such that when connected to the laser rangefinder, the position and/or orientation of the mirror mount relative to the body of the laser rangefinder can be adjusted.. .

10/08/15
20150285660 

Az/el gimbal housing characterization


Methods, devices, and systems are presented for calibrating or otherwise correcting the pointing accuracy of a gimbal. Measurements of the actual planes of rotation of each of a gimbal's rotatable elements is made using an off-board measurement device, such as a coordinate measuring machine (cmm).

10/01/15
20150281585 

Apparatus responsive to at least zoom-in user input, a method and a computer program


An apparatus comprising: a camera; a camera viewfinder comprising a display configured to display an image in a display area; wherein the apparatus is configured, in response to a zoom-in user input, to control the display to display an image in the display area and decrease a demarcated frame area within the display area relative to the display area, and in response to a selection event, to control a portion of the image within the frame area at that time to be re-sized to occupy the display area.. .
Nokia Corporation


10/01/15
20150276921 

Non-saturating receiver design and clamping structure for high power laser based rangefinding instruments


A non-saturating receiver design and clamping structure for high power laser rangefinders of especial utility with respect to pumped, monoblock lasers. The receiver comprises a photodiode and a transimpedance amplifier having at least first and second stages.
Laser Technology, Inc.


09/24/15
20150271462 

Imaging apparatus,imaging method, recording medium, and program


Disclosed herein are an imaging apparatus, an imaging method, a recording medium, and a program which are capable of processing imaging data in a manner similar to that of a normal frame rate. Image data captured by a solid-state imaging element capable of performing imaging at a high resolution and a high frame rate is supplied to a memory control.
Sony Corporation


09/24/15
20150271388 

Photographing starting built-in camera of portable data processing device


A photography initiation apparatus and method for a built-in camera of a portable data processing device includes creating a shortcut icon for starting a photography apparatus on a locked screen of a portable data processing device. The method includes starting a photography process after the photography initiation apparatus is started.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


09/24/15
20150271127 

Systems and methods for facilitating the return of lost items to owners


Disclosed herein are systems and methods for having lost items returned to their owners. The system includes a tag, having an identification code affixed to the items.

09/24/15
20150269832 

Systems and methods for facilitating the return of lost items to owners


Disclosed herein are systems and methods for having lost items returned to their owners. The system includes a tag, having an identification code affixed to the items.

09/24/15
20150268343 

Range finder, mobile object and range-finding method


A range finder which irradiates a subject by emission of a light source, and receives reflected light from the subject so as to measure a distance to the subject, the range finder includes a plurality of light-source-driving circuits supplying a driving current to the light source when a light-emitting signal that controls the emission of the light source is input, wherein the light-emitting signal is output to one of the light-source-driving circuits, and each of the light-source-driving circuits has a different response speed to the light-emitting signal.. .

09/24/15
20150268329 

Passive ranging of a target


In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a detector and a range finder. The detector is configured to determine a direction to a target in response to a signal received from the target, and the range finder is configured to determine a range to the target in response to the direction and independently of an amplitude of the signal.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.


09/24/15
20150267433 

Pool cleaner with laser range finder system and method


A swimming pool cleaner includes a chassis that supports a motor and a camera that is associated with the chassis and configured to identify at least one object. A controller is in communication with the camera and is configured to control movement of the pool cleaner based on output from the camera..

09/17/15
20150264271 

Image blurring method and apparatus, and electronic devices


An image blurring method and apparatus, and an electronic device, and pertains to the field of image processing. The method includes acquiring a first image and a second image that are captured by a same camera and have a same viewfinder coverage; acquiring depth information according to the first image and the second image; determining a background area of the first image according to the depth information; and performing blurring processing on content in the background area of the first image.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


09/17/15
20150260831 

Optical distance measurement device


Optical range finders are configured to transmit optical bursts toward a target and detect a corresponding received burst. Dc offset in the received burst due to square law detection can be offset based on a difference between high pass and low pass filtered portions of the received burst.
Pulsedlight, Inc.


09/17/15
20150260500 

Compact 3d direction finder


An apparatus that includes two non-coinciding arrangements disposed in an two axes cartesian coordinate system such that each arrangement having a non-zero projection on a respective axis from among the two axes. Each one of the arrangements includes a pair of oppositely directed, spaced apart, co-axial radiating-capable elements, each of the elements being hollow with internal space, and being slotted throughout its entire extent.
Elta Systems Ltd.


09/10/15
20150256757 

Providing a frame of reference for images


A method may include receiving a selection of an area of a body. The method may also include generating one or more gridlines in a viewfinder associated with a field of view of a camera based on the selected area.
North Main Group, Inc.


09/10/15
20150253133 

Optical configuration for a compact integrated day/night viewing and laser range finding system


A compact integrated optical system including an eyepiece, a reflective telescope, and a multi-spectral combiner optically coupled between the reflective telescope and the eyepiece, and configured to direct visible light received via the reflective telescope assembly along a direct view optical path to the eyepiece assembly. In one example, the multi-spectral combiner includes a display that displays a visual representation of the imagery of the viewed scene, and laser range-finder transceiver that transmits and receives a laser beam via the reflective telescope.
Raytheon Company


09/03/15
20150247703 

Combined laser range finder and sighting apparatus having dual function laser and method


A combined range finding and sighting apparatus for a weapon includes a housing therein supporting one or more laser emitters, an optical detector for detecting an optical signal reflected from the target, and a processor. The one or more laser emitters includes a first laser emitter operable in a first mode for emitting an optical signal toward the target a second mode for projecting a first beam onto the target.
Wilcox Industries Corp.


08/27/15
20150244940 

Electronic device having multiple sides


An electronic device has an imaging device (such as a still camera or video camera) and is capable of displaying a viewfinder on one side or multiple sides of the device. The device may determine the side or sides on which to display the viewfinder based on factors such as user input, object proximity, grip detection, accelerometer data, and gyroscope data.
Motorola Mobility Llc


08/27/15
20150242795 

Strengths recogition system


A system extracts strengths attributable to persons from a database containing recognition transactions within a company communication system and provides metrics that reflect skills attributable to the persons for performance reviews, evaluations and talent management. A skills finder feature searches words from a predefined dictionary comprising words associated with strengths.
O.c. Tanner Company


08/27/15
20150241172 

Display indicating aiming point relative to target size indicator


An improved display provides information regarding a projectile trajectory so that a user is informed whether or not there is a clear shot. In some embodiments, an intermediate point in the projectile trajectory is an aiming point and is indicated in relation to the visualized target or target reference.
Evrio, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235555 

Apparatus, system, and roadway monitoring


An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring traffic and roadway water conditions. Traffic flow and roadway flooding is monitored concurrently through a wireless sensor network.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology


08/20/15
20150234046 

Detecting device, fish finder and detecting method


A detecting device is provided. The detecting device detects target objects.
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150233675 

Display indicating aiming point using intermediate point in trajectory path


An improved display provides information regarding a projectile trajectory so that a user is informed whether or not there is a clear shot. The improved display provides one or more path indicators shown over the cross hairs.
Evrio, Inc.


08/13/15
20150227797 

Smart camera user interface


Implementations of the present disclosure include actions of receiving image data, the image data being provided from a camera and corresponding to a scene viewed by the camera, receiving one or more annotations, the one or more annotations being provided based on one or more entities determined from the scene, each annotation being associated with at least one entity, determining one or more actions based on the one or more annotations, and providing instructions to display an action interface including one or more action elements, each action element being selectable to induce execution of a respective action, the action interface being displayed in a viewfinder.. .
Google Inc.


08/13/15
20150226954 

Ocular optical system and finder optical system


An ocular optical system comprising at least five lens elements, and including, in order from a display surface side to an exit side, a first lens unit having negative optical power, a second lens unit having positive optical power, and a third lens unit having positive optical power, wherein the second lens unit moves along an optical axis for adjustment of diopter scale, and a finder optical system comprising a display device having a display surface on which an image is displayed, and the above-mentioned ocular optical system.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150222508 

Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) service detection by network tomography


Technologies are generally described to employ network tomography to detect an uncooperative device and identify services associated with the uncooperative device. In some examples, employing network tomography over a probed network segment between two or more cooperative devices may enable an activity of cooperative and/or any uncooperative device(s) on the network to be profiled.
Empire Technology Development, Llc


08/06/15
20150219469 

Route-based modifications to a map


Systems and methods for applying one or more route-based modifications to a map are provided. In some aspects, a system includes a pathfinder module configured to determine a primary route from a beginning point to a destination point on the map.
Google Inc.


08/06/15
20150217324 

Alignment film printing device


An alignment film printing device, configured to improve coating quality of an alignment film, includes at least one printing unit, and the printing unit each includes: a cylinder body with an opening at a bottom and an extract opening on a top; a vacuum extractor connected with the extract opening; a plunger provided inside the cylinder body, and configured to draw the alignment fluid from the opening to the cylinder body; a vacuum tester provided at the extract opening and configured to monitor a vacuum degree inside the cylinder body and above the plunger; a range finder provided inside the cylinder body and configured to monitor a distance from the plunger to a top of the cylinder body; and a control device in signal communication with the vacuum extractor, the vacuum tester and the range finder respectively and configured to control a volume of the alignment fluid drawn into the cylinder body according to test values of the vacuum tester and the range finder.. .
Beijing Boe Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215726 

Method and identifying neighboring device


A method and apparatus for identifying a neighboring device are provided. The method of identifying a neighboring device, which is performed in a user terminal, includes: obtaining identification information and location information of a plurality of neighboring devices that can wirelessly communicate with the user terminal; extracting the identification information of one of the neighboring devices, the neighboring device being in the actual location range within the field of vision of the user terminal; and using the extracted identification information to request that the neighboring device perform wireless communication with the user terminal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212397 

Camera mount assembly, methods of production and uses thereof


A camera mount assembly is disclosed that includes: a camera having a camera body and a lens, a d-shaped telescopic handle, wherein the handle is coupled to the top of the camera body, a removable eyepiece, wherein the eyepiece is operatively coupled to the camera body, a viewfinder tube, and an inverted kinematic arm. A camera mount assembly is also disclosed that includes: a camera having a camera body and a lens, a d-shaped telescopic handle, wherein the handle is coupled to the top of the camera body, a removable eyepiece, wherein the eyepiece is operatively coupled to the d-shaped telescopic handle, a viewfinder tube rotatably coupled with the camera body, and an inverted kinematic arm.

07/16/15
20150201236 

Display proximity control device


A display proximity control device, includes a micro-controller; a range finder connected to the micro-controller, the range finder configured to detect an individual and provide a distance range signal to the micro-controller; a video input configured to receive a video input signal and provide the video input signal to the micro-controller; and a video output configured to receive an output video signal from the micro-controller and output the output video signal. The micro-controller is configured to determine whether the individual is within a predetermined distance of the display proximity device and, if the individual is within the predetermined distance, interrupt a video input signal, and output the customizable message as the video output signal..

07/16/15
20150199591 

Trainable handheld optical character recognition systems and methods


A handheld scanner incorporates vision software to allow the handheld scanner to be trained for ocr. The handheld scanner can include a user interface to allow a user to associate an image of a mark with electronic data for the mark.
Cognex Corporation


07/09/15
20150193658 

Enhanced photo and video taking using gaze tracking


When a user takes a photograph or video of a scene with an image capture device, such as computing device having a camera, a point of interest in the scene is determined. The computing device includes an eye tracker to output a gaze vector of a user's eye viewing the scene through a view finder that indicates a point of interest in the scene.

07/02/15
20150189166 

Method, device and system for improving the quality of photographs


Disclosed herein are a method, system and device for improving the quality of photographs taken by a photo camera user. They provide, in real time, a continuous and customized auditory quality feedback to the user for an image displayed by the camera in the viewfinder, to help the user to decide whether to take a photograph or not for said image (that is, the photograph for said image has not been taken by the user yet).
Telefonica Digital EspaÑa, S.l.u.


07/02/15
20150187215 

Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles


A communication system comprises a pointable range finder to calculate a distance between the vehicle and an object, a recorder for recording a status of the vehicle and a control device. The range finder sends a signal to the control device corresponding to the vehicle's distance from the object and the control device operates the recorder in a manner dependent upon the signal from the range finder.
Vision Works Ip Corporation


06/25/15
20150181109 

Two-dimensional imager with solid-state auto-focus


An imaging system having a solid-state auto focusing system advantageously images broadband light reflected from an object to be imaged using a lens objective having chromatic aberration, which focuses different colors of light at different focal planes. Using the color information in the focal planes in conjunction with an object distance determined by a range finder, a luminance plane is constructed that has a focused image of the object.
Intermec Ip Corp.


06/18/15
20150172551 

Finder a camera, finder display controlling method, and storage medium


Provided is a finder apparatus for a camera, including: an optical finder to be provided with an optical image of an object; a display unit configured to display image information as an image; an optical path combining unit having a predetermined optical characteristic, and configured to optically combine the optical image provided to the optical finder and the image displayed on the display unit with each other in an optical path of the optical finder; and an image display processing unit configured to subject the image information to image display processing, in which, when the optical finder is not provided with the optical image of the object, the image display processing unit subjects the image information to first image display processing corresponding to the predetermined optical characteristic of the optical path combining unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/18/15
20150172395 

Geolocation based resource finder


Techniques for enabling users of a social networking application or service to share information and additional resources with other users of the service are provided. A content item from a first user of the social networking service is registered as a resource within the social networking service.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150170500 

System and finding an object at distance


A system and method for finding an object at distance, the system having a parent device (1) and at least one child device (2, 3, 4) that is attachable to or integratable into the object, wherein the parent device (1) and the child device (2, 3, 4) are adapted to communicate over a distance. In order to provide a better adaptability, in particular with respect to a selection of objects that shall be kept track of and combined with an improved object detectability, the invention suggests that the child device (2, 3, 4) has an identity memory (11) storing at least one identity code and the parent device (1) has an identity reader (10) for reading the identity code from the child device (2, 3, 4), an object memory (9) for storing the identity code, an object learner (5) configured with logic (7) to store the identity code in the object memory (9), and an object finder (6) configured with logic (8) to send a search signal to the child device (2, 3, 4) based on the identity code..

06/18/15
20150168808 

Detachable viewfinder


A viewfinder for a cellular telephone has a planar base having an upper and a lower surface, a pin affixed in the lower surface of the planar base, the pin having an axis extending substantially at a right angle to the plane of the base, the pin having a diameter and a length to fit in an audio port of a cellular telephone, a planar vertical element joined at substantially a right angle to one end of the planar base, the vertical element extending in the same direction as the axis of the pin, and a viewport affixed to the upper surface of the planar base, the viewport having a central axis extending substantially parallel to the upper surface of the planar base, the axis oriented in a direction at a right angle to the plane of the planar vertical element.. .

06/18/15
20150168552 

Caster mold measurements using a scanning range finder


Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for the characterization of the integrity and profile measurement of a caster mold by use of a scanning device, a positioning fixture, and a data reduction device connected to the scanning device, the data reduction device being configured to characterize the integrity and to measure the profile of the caster mold by comparing scanned distances to reference distance values.. .
Process Metrix


06/11/15
20150163440 

Image pickup apparatus that displays image based on signal output from image pickup device, controlling the same, and storage medium


An image pickup apparatus that makes it unnecessary to temporarily stop image pickup performed by an image pickup device to thereby improve operability of the image pickup apparatus, and achieves power saving. In an image pickup apparatus having an electronic viewfinder function, first image signals for live view are acquired by thinning read lines of an image pickup device, and second image signals for af evaluation value calculation are acquired from the other read lines at a higher speed than the first image signals, for simultaneous output with the first image signals.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/11/15
20150163345 

Smartphone-based methods and systems


Arrangements involving portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) are disclosed. One arrangement includes a smartphone comprising: a touchscreen display; a camera for capturing image data; a microphone for capturing audio data; memory for storing software instructions; and one or more processors programmed with said software instructions.
Digimarc Corporation


06/11/15
20150160007 

Laser transmitting circuit, laser receiving circuit, distance calculation circuit and devices thereof


The present invention provides a laser transmitting circuit, a laser receiving circuit, a distance calculation circuit and devices thereof. The laser transmitting circuit comprises an energy storage capacitor, a laser transmitting tube, an mos switch circuit and an mos switch driving circuit.
Chongqing Aite Optical And Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/11/15
20150158180 

Robot calibration systems


The robot work finder calibration systems combine a visual datum reference tool with either a manual or automatic tool finder. Two different visual datum reference tools can be used with either an automatic or manual work finder.

06/11/15
20150157001 

Long-distance delivery system for fishing devices


The disclosure provides a system and methods of use pertaining to long-range fishing applications. One embodiment provides a long-range fishing-device delivery system that relies on a mounting shaft, a buoyancy module, and a fishing or payload module to house a variety of fishing devices such as a baited hook, an artificial lure, or a fishing accessory such as a depth sensor, temperature sensor, or fish finder.
Mayqua, Llc


06/04/15
20150156392 

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.
Cutting Edge Vision Llc


06/04/15
20150153572 

Adjustment of location of superimposed image


An optical system has an aperture through which virtual and real-world images are viewable along a viewing axis. The optical system may be incorporated into a head-mounted display (hmd).
Google Inc.


06/04/15
20150153450 

Determining indoor location or position of a mobile computer using building information


A mobile computer may use building information to determine its indoor location or position. The mobile computer determines the dimensions of a room in a building using range determination or a range finder in the mobile computer.
Hj Laboratories, Llc


06/04/15
20150153137 

Fire control sight, hand-held firearm and a orienting a hand-held firearm


A fire control sight for a hand-held firearm includes a sight housing, a front sight, and a sight guide having two sight guide side pieces with a plurality of sight crosspieces forming rear sights. The fire control sight also includes a range finder, at least one inertial sensor and/or a magnetic field sensor, a control computer, and a display device for displaying an optimal orientation of the barrel axis of the hand-held firearm determined by the control computer..
Mbda Deutschland Gmbh


05/21/15
20150143339 

Callpath finder


Techniques and systems for creating a function call graph for a codebase are disclosed. Graph creation includes identifying functions in the codebase by a function signature and representing a function as a first node in the call graph.
Google Inc.




Finder topics: Coordinates, Navigation, Mobile Application, Communication System, Telecommunication, Distributed, Smartphone, Touchscreen, Light Pipe, Customer Relationship Management, User Interface, Principles, Computing Device, Smart Phone, Cell Phone

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