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 Systems and methods for automatically adjusting view angles in video patent thumbnailSystems and methods for automatically adjusting view angles in video
The present technology is directed to systems and methods for maintaining a position of an objection-of-interest in a predetermined place in a video captured by a sports camera. The method includes positioning an object at a pre-determined location of an image interface of a camera (e.g., a view finder), starting to record a video, and periodically determining whether the object is at the pre-determined location by constantly calculating a view ratio of the object (e.g., a ratio of area that the object occupies to the whole view finder).
Chengdu Ck Technology Co., Ltd.


 Imaging low electron yield regions with a charged beam imager patent thumbnailImaging low electron yield regions with a charged beam imager
A system that may include a processor, wherein the processor comprise an image waveform finder, a synthetic image generator and an output image generator; wherein the processor is configured to (i) receive or generate multiple images of a region of the object; wherein the region has an electron yield that is below an electron yield threshold; wherein each image is generated by scanning the region with an electron beam; (ii) process the multiple images to generate multiple synthetic images, and (iii) generate an output image of the region in response to the multiple synthetic images; wherein the image waveform finder is configured to process each image of the multiple images to find at least one image waveform that has a peak intensity that exceeds an intensity threshold; wherein the synthetic image generator is configured to replace one or more of the at least one image waveforms by one or more corresponding synthetic waveforms to provide a synthetic image; and wherein the output image generator is configured to generate an output image of the region in response to the multiple synthetic images. .
Applied Materials Israel Ltd.


 Golf device with gps and laser rangefinder functionalities patent thumbnailGolf device with gps and laser rangefinder functionalities
The disclosure herein provides a golf device comprising a gps module, a laser module, and an orientation module that collectively provide functionalities that facilitate the user of the golf device through a game of golf. The golf device further comprises one or more processors configured to communicate with the gps module, the laser module, and the orientation module to determine the location of a visible target selected by a user, and to display the target's location on a plan view map representation of a hole comprising at least one feature such that the target's location relative to the at least one feature of the hole is graphically represented on the plan view map representation of the hole..
Deca System, Inc.


 Passenger conveyance way finding beacon system patent thumbnailPassenger conveyance way finding beacon system
A wayfinder system includes at least one beacon operable to transmit information that relates a position of the beacon with respect to a predefined destination. A method of directing a user to a passenger conveyance includes receiving information that relates a position of a beacon with respect to a predefined destination and displaying directions to the predefined destination from the information via a mobile device application.
Otis Elevator Company


 Vortex finder for a cyclonic separator patent thumbnailVortex finder for a cyclonic separator
A vortex finder (18,27,40) for a cyclonic separator (1) through which air flowing in a helical path ‘d’ about an axis a-a of a cyclone chamber (4) passes to an outlet (6) is disclosed. The vortex finder comprises a plurality of stationary overlapping vanes (13,19) extending in an axial direction and spaced radially around said axis ‘a’, the vanes (13,19) being positioned relative to each other so a helical flow of air about the axis of the cyclone chamber (4) passes over an outer surface (16) of the vanes (13,19) with a portion of the air flow being redirected around a leading edge (14) of each vane (13,19) and through a gap between adjacent vanes (13,19) to the outlet (6).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


 Leg length and offset calculation in computer-assisted surgery using rangefinder patent thumbnailLeg length and offset calculation in computer-assisted surgery using rangefinder
A system for measuring a length variation between body portions in computer-assisted surgery between a preoperative condition and intra- or post-operative condition comprises a a rangefinder configured to measure its distance to at least one reference landmark on at least a first body portion of a patient from a known position relative to a second body portion. A support includes joint(s) allowing one or more rotational degree of freedom of movement of the rangefinder to point to the at least one reference landmark.
Orthosoft Inc.


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


 Display device and finder device patent thumbnailDisplay device and finder device
This finder display device is provided with a liquid crystal panel, a backlight, and a light source driving section. The backlight has a light guide having a side near which first to sixth light sources are disposed.
Fujifilm Corporation


 Method for evaluating type of distance measured by laser range finder and  estimating position  of mobile robot by using same patent thumbnailMethod for evaluating type of distance measured by laser range finder and estimating position of mobile robot by using same
A method for evaluating the distance type of the measured distance comprises a sample extracting step for extracting a plurality of preliminary samples around a predicted pose; a reference set calculating step for calculating a reference distance set corresponding to each preliminary sample through applying each preliminary sample to a reference distance calculating algorithm which is previously registered, wherein the reference distance set comprises reference distances corresponding to each of a plurality of distance types; a distance type extracting step for extracting a distance type corresponding to each of the reference distance sets based on a smallest distance error among distance errors between each reference distance which compose the reference distance set and the measured distance; and a distance type evaluating step for evaluating a distance type of the measured distance based on the distance type which is extracted in correspondence with each reference distance set.. .
Korea University Research And Business Foundation


 Slope and angle finder patent thumbnailSlope and angle finder
A handheld device for finding the angle of a slope of a surface or verifying whether a surface is level or perpendicular which has a housing with a generally planer configuration, two perpendicularly intersecting straight edges, an arcuate slot of at least 120° up to 180° having a concave and a convex side positioned in said housing said concave side facing and opposed to a long axis of the device, a sealed tubular member filed with liquid and having one gas bubble therein, position along the arcuate slot and visible on at least one side of said housing. The tubular member and a plurality of indicia along said housing adjacent to said slot, indicating degrees between 120° up to 180°..

Digital camera apparatus with dynamically customized focus reticle and automatic focus reticle positioning

An apparatus includes digital camera equipment and a display that provides a viewfinder. A processor that is operatively coupled to the camera equipment, and to the display, controls the camera equipment and the display to provide a custom reticle that defines a region-of-interest having a shape corresponding to an object-of-interest as the object-of-interest appears in the viewfinder.
Motorola Mobility Llc

View finder apparatus and operating the same

A viewfinder apparatus includes a window on which a reference mark is disposed; a photography unit (e.g., an eye imaging camera) configured to photograph eyes of a user via the window; and a controller configured to detect a location where the photography unit has been moved, based on a location of the reference mark included in a first image captured by the photography unit before the photography unit is moved and a location of a reference mark included in a second image captured by the photography unit after the photography unit is moved, wherein the controller tracks the eyes of the user by using the detected location.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and locating impacts on an external surface

A method for locating external surface impacts on a body. The steps are: modeling the body in a control unit first database to obtain a virtual body model in a virtual system of reference axes; modeling, in a second database, a plurality of clouds of points in the virtual system, each cloud defining an inspection zone representing an external surface portion; selecting an inspection zone; transfering the coordinates of each point of the first and second databases to a geographic system of reference axes; determining geographic coordinates of an initial position of a range finder equipped flying drone communicating with the processing unit; calculating a drone flight plan to scan the selected inspection zone; creating a 3d meshing of the scanned inspection zone; detecting the impacts by comparing the 3d meshing and the virtual aircraft model and calculating the coordinates of each impact in the geographic and virtual systems..
Airbus Operations Sas

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.

Mobile device videography system

A system for mobile device photography and videography comprises a camera-shaped case configured to retain a mobile device. A lens of the case may be configured to direct an image into a camera lens of the mobile device, with the lens and the camera lens of the mobile device arranged substantially perpendicularly to each other.
Super 6 Llc

User interface with view finder for localizing anatomical region

An external control device for use with a medical component implanted within a patient. The device comprises a user interface configured for receiving user input, displaying a first graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a global graphical representation of an anatomical region of the patient, displaying a view finder defining a portion of the global graphical representation, and displaying a second graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a local graphical representation of the portion of the anatomical region portion.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Optical apparatus

An optical apparatus comprises an optical resonator defining an optical resonator path for an optical resonator beam and an optical beam expander optically coupled to the optical resonator, the optical beam expander defining an optical beam expander path for an optical beam expander beam. The optical resonator path and the optical beam expander path may be configured such that the optical resonator beam and the optical beam expander beam at least partially intersect.
Thales Holdings Uk Plc

Method for providing user interface in user terminal including camera

A user interface providing method in a user terminal including a camera is provided which includes providing a user interface including a viewfinder object displaying an image which the camera takes, to a display unit of the user terminal, selecting one of corners of the user interface based on orientation information obtained from a gravity sensor included in the user terminal, and displaying the photographing object for controlling a shooting operation of the camera around the selected corner.. .

Cookies and anti-ad blocker using deep links in mobile apps

A reflexive deep link is used for multiuser interactions between mobile apps. An instance of an app makes a deep link with an identifier of the app.

Social alarm system with location detection in a dwelling

A social alarm system provides location detection within a dwelling. A personal radio trigger unit is carried by a client and transmits an alarm signal in response to a triggering event, such as by a manual alarm button or an automatic fall detection circuit.
Tunstall Healthcare (uk) Ltd

Calibration apparatus, calibration method and calibration program

In the measurement arithmetic unit 100, the social group identification portion 5610 identifies a group candidate that is detected as a group out of moving measuring objects in each laser range finder. The group comparison portion 5612 identifies a group in agreement for each pair of the laser range finder, and calculates the relative position of each pair of the laser range finder according to the position and the directions of the identified matching group.

Camera generating image signal for viewfinder

There is provided a camera apparatus including: a display signal generation unit that generates an index display signal for displaying an index indicative of a current focal position based on focal position information; and a combination unit that acquires an image signal for a viewfinder by combining a captured image signal with the index display signal.. .
Sony Corporation

Remote scanning and detection apparatus and method

A surface scanning apparatus attached to a movable highway vehicle, mobile equipment or a drone (collectively, “platform”) that passes over a substrate, at least some of the features of which are to be sensed and characterized. The apparatus includes a variously adaptable, complete, and ready to operate packaged kit including configured sensor suites with components selected from the group consisting of a visual scanning sensor; an infra-red scanning sensor; a ground-penetrating radar unit; a laser range finder for sensing elevation of the apparatus above the substrate; a distance sensor for measuring displacement of the apparatus from a point of origin; a position sensing unit for determining a position of the apparatus; a simultaneous trigger mechanism; a structural boom assembly attached to the platform; and a processor for digitally processing measurements and signals collected by one or more of the group of components..
Gse Technologies, Llc

Mounting mechanism

The invention relates to a mounting mechanism for mounting an auxiliary device, such as a rangefinder, to a mobile device. The mounting mechanism includes an interface surface with formations to engage with a surface of the mobile device to maintain a desired orientation between the mobile device and the auxiliary device.
Ikegps Group Limited

Lens barrel, imaging element support structure, electronic view finder, and imaging device

When a plurality of opening units is provided for each lens unit in order to adjust the inclination and eccentricity of a lens unit, the design of an imaging device may be constrained and the size of an imaging device may increase. In order to prevent this constraint, provided are a lens barrel, an imaging element support structure, and an electronic viewfinder that may adjust the inclination and eccentricity of a lens unit by using an insertion unit including an eccentric cylinder unit and a frame support unit including a through hole including a plurality of openings having different opening widths..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Provision of target specific information

The invention concerns an electronic device (10) for providing information (pub_info, person1_info) concerning one or more targets (pub, person1), relative to which target the device is to be aligned in a set manner, and in connection with which device are arranged—at least one source (gps, bm, comp, ts, mem) of first information (x, y, alt, odevice, imsi_10.0), including at least a source of position and orientation information, in order to define the position of the device and the target, or for positioning the target and—aiming means (cam, disp) for aligning the target relative to the device in a set manner, and in connection with which device, second information relating to the target can be arranged, which second information is arranged, in connection with the application of the aiming means, to be brought to the attention of the user by means of the device. The aiming means consist camera and viewfinder means (cam, disp)..
Nokia Technologies Oy

Packaging box as inbuilt virtual reality display

A packaging box with a virtual reality (vr) display is disclosed. The packaging box with a vr display includes an outer case designed to have a nose holder and at least one strap slit, and a holder case adapted to fit inside the outer case for holding a video display device.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and determination of distance between two points in 3-dimensional space

A device for determining the distance between two points on a surface or surfaces in 3-dimensional space, regardless of the orientation of the points relative to the device, provided an unobstructed line-of-sight between the device and both points. The device includes two distance measuring range finders that are joined by a hinge.

Target locating device and methods

A target location device has a video camera, a range finder, a self location module and an inertial measurement unit. The device provides a video display including video output of the camera and an object marker such as a cross-hair overlayed on the video output for aiming the camera on a reference point or on a target in the video output.
L-3 Communications Corporation

Vehicle finder

A system for guiding a person to a vehicle. The system includes a vehicle control unit configured to generate vehicle position data identifying the vehicle's location and transmit the vehicle position data with a transmitter.
Denso Corporation

Devices, sighting

The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to improved sighting for sporting goods, such as bows, for use in hunting and target shooting. The sight may have a pendulum level.

Intelligent cell swapping based on ceiling determination, floor determination, and cell attribute weighting criteria

Embodiments of the inventive concept include a computer-implemented method for intelligently swapping circuit cells and an associated intelligent cell swapper logic section. The technique can include receiving, by an intelligent cell swapper logic section, a synthesized gate level netlist including cells each having an initial cell class.

Automatic placeholder finder-filler

Methods and processes are disclosed for ios based systems and mobile devices that permit a user to securely inject passwords and related information into environments that are traditionally impossible to control, along with preserving the security of confidential information against third party attacks be they intrusive or already embedded. The methods and processes utilize a locally installed proxy securely communicating with a remote server that permit injecting a secret into the code on devices that otherwise would not have the option of doing so.
Mcafee, Inc.

Low cost electronic key finder

A system for identifying a key to a lock. The system uses a simple scanner.

Armband for holding a rangefinder

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for securing a rangefinder to a user's arm. In one embodiment, an armband is sized to encircle a user's arm.

Video signal processing device, video signal processing method, and camera device

The present technology allows for easily checking whether a moving part is in focus. A video signal at a first frame rate is acquired from a captured video signal at a second frame rate n times higher than the first frame rate.
Sony Corporation

Digital viewfinder user interface for multiple cameras

An electronic device has multiple cameras and displays a digital viewfinder user interface for previewing visual information provided by the cameras. The multiple cameras may have different properties such as focal lengths.
Apple Inc.

Display control device and display apparatus

A short delay time from imaging of an imaging element to displaying on a view finder is realized using a simple circuit configuration. An evf controller includes a serial i/f that receives a command including the number of valid lines of one frame, a counter that counts the number of lines of which an image signal becomes valid, a data input unit that inputs a valid image signal based on a data enable signal, a data output unit that outputs the input valid image signal to an evf, and a timing generation unit that compares a count value of the counter with the number of valid lines, detects an end of the input of the valid image signal in the frame based on a comparison result, and then starts a process for preparation for a next frame..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Observation device with a range finder

The invention describes an observation device, having two tubular observation parts, wherein the longitudinal axes of the observation parts in the region of the ocular sides are spaced apart by a distance of at least 54 mm. At least one observation part has a flared portion on an external side, wherein the flared portion is located inside a subsection of between 20% and 80% of an overall length of the observation part.
Swarovski-optik Kg.

Apparatus for determining concentric mounting of a tire on a wheel

An apparatus for determining concentric mounting of a tire on a wheel is provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus for determining concentric mounting of a tire on a wheel is provided, the apparatus comprising: a head portion including a viewfinder; a body portion including at least one index member; and a neck portion connecting the head portion to the body portion..
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Llc

System for sacroiliac joint fusion

A system for preparing the sacroiliac (si) joint for an si joint fusion, and optionally delivering an implant to the si joint, is described herein. The implant is inserted via an inferior inlet approach.
Camber Spine Technologies, Llc

Passive optical electronic camera viewfinder apparatus

A digital camera includes an optical assembly and image sensor for capturing still and/or video images and displaying the images on a rear display screen. The camera includes a magnifying viewfinder that is coupled to the housing and is movable between a stowed position out of the way of the display screen and an active position for viewing a subset of display screen pixels with magnification..
Mperpetuo, Inc.

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

Dual camera autofocus

Exemplary embodiments are directed to dual camera autofocusing in digital cameras with error detection. An auxiliary lens and image sensor shares a housing with a main lens and image sensor which together act as a range finder to determine the distance to a scene.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Scanning environments and tracking unmanned aerial vehicles

Systems and methods for scanning environments and tracking unmanned aerial vehicles within the scanned environments are disclosed. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes using a rangefinder off-board an unmanned air vehicle (uav) to identify points in a region.
Prenav, Inc.

Scanning environments and tracking unmanned aerial vehicles

Systems and methods for scanning environments and tracking unmanned aerial vehicles within the scanned environments are disclosed. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes using a rangefinder off-board an unmanned air vehicle (uav) to identify points in a region.
Prenav, Inc.

Aimer for barcode scanning

When imaging with a smartphone, a user typically uses the smartphone's display as a viewfinder. The user aligns the smartphone's camera with a target by focusing on the display rather than the target.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

System, method, and program for storing and analysing a data graph

A system includes: a data storage apparatus to store a data graph comprising: data nodes each representing a data item; labeled data-data links each linking a pair of data nodes and representing a relationship between data items; functional nodes each representing a procedure modifying a data item; data-function links each linking a data node to a functional node and representing the procedure of the functional node, and modifying the data item represented by the data node. The mapper, receiving a process description including indications of a process start entity and end entity, to map the start entity indication to a first data node from the data nodes, and to map the end entity indication to a second data node from the data nodes; and a path finder, to find the shortest path from the first to the second data node along data-function links..
Fujitsu Limited

Scanning environments and tracking unmanned aerial vehicles

Systems and methods for scanning environments and tracking unmanned aerial vehicles within the scanned environments are disclosed. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes using a rangefinder off-board an unmanned air vehicle (uav) to identify points in a region.
Prenav, Inc.

Encoded driving pulses for a range finder

An acoustic tool, system, and method for performing down-hole measurements. An encoded pulse sequence is transmitted from an acoustic tool.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Rifle scope targeting display adapter

This disclosure describes a compact and lightweight rifle scope display adapter configured to be affixed in front of the objective lens of a rifle scope. 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



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  • 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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