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Operating a surveillance system

Honeywell International

Operating a surveillance system

Digital tethering for tracking with autonomous aerial robot

Digital tethering for tracking with autonomous aerial robot

Digital tethering for tracking with autonomous aerial robot

Reprise Technologies

System and method for image-guided arthroscopy


Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
07/23/15
20150208057 
 Device for generating depth information,  generating depth information, and stereo camera patent thumbnailnew patent Device for generating depth information, generating depth information, and stereo camera
A device for generating depth information includes a plurality of light sources, an image capture unit, a control unit, and a processing unit. Each light source of the plurality of light sources emits a corresponding intensity light.
Etron Technology, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208040 
 Operating a surveillance system patent thumbnailnew patent Operating a surveillance system
Methods, systems and devices for operating a surveillance system are described herein. One method includes determining a plurality of parameters of a video camera installed at a particular location in a facility based on a projection of an image captured by the video camera onto a virtual image captured by a virtual video camera placed at a virtual location in a building information model of the facility corresponding to the particular location, determining a two-dimensional geometry of the facility based on the building information model, wherein the geometry includes a plurality of spaces, determining a coverage of the video camera based on a portion of the plurality of parameters and the geometry, determining which spaces of the plurality of spaces are included in the coverage, and associating each space included in the coverage with a respective portion of the image..
Honeywell International Inc.


07/23/15
20150207993 
 Imaging apparatus, imaging control method and storage medium patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging apparatus, imaging control method and storage medium
In the present invention, in interval shooting, a cpu of an imaging apparatus controls to repeatedly record images sequentially captured by an imaging section as a moving image at predetermined timing. This cpu controls to select to record an image captured by the imaging section as a still image or to select to record images sequentially captured by the imaging section as a moving image, in accordance with the movement of the imaging apparatus based on a detection result of an acceleration sensor or the movement of a photographic subject from images captured by the imaging section or a detection result of an infrared sensor.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207987 
 Systems and methods for tracking location of movable target object patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for tracking location of movable target object
An automated process uses a local positioning system to acquire location (i.e., position and orientation) data for one or more movable target objects. In cases where the target objects have the capability to move under computer control, this automated process can use the measured location data to control the position and orientation of such target objects.
The Boeing Company


07/23/15
20150206698 
 Image capture device patent thumbnailnew patent Image capture device
An image capture device and an x-ray emitting device are introduced comprising an electron receiving construct and an electron emitting construct separated by a spacer. The electron receiving construct comprises a faceplate, an anode and an inward facing photoconductor.
Nanox Imaging Plc


07/23/15
20150206338 
 Display device, display method, and program patent thumbnailnew patent Display device, display method, and program
A central control section determines a line-of-sight direction of a viewing person based on an image captured by an in-camera (8) for capturing an image of the viewing person who faces a display section; generates an image as being viewed from the line-of-sight direction of the viewing person who faces this display section and views its screen; and displays the generated image on the display section. With this, when the line-of-sight direction with respect to the image being displayed is changed, the image can be changed to an image as being viewed from the changed line-of-sight direction.
Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206301 
 Assessing peripheral vascular disease from a thermal image patent thumbnailnew patent Assessing peripheral vascular disease from a thermal image
What is disclosed is a system and method for assessing peripheral vascular disease from a thermal image captured using a thermal imaging system. In one embodiment the present method involves the following.
Xerox Corporation


07/23/15
20150206282 
 Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program
A specific object is designated from a captured image captured by an imaging unit of an image processing device. An extraction processing unit extracts the specific object and the coordinates thereof.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206027 
 Systems and methods for analytic data gathering from image providers at an event or geographic location patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for analytic data gathering from image providers at an event or geographic location
The invention relates to a system and method of gathering and analyzing data from device operators aiming their image capture devices and thereby creating a line of sight to an object of interest, for example through the process of obtaining photographs, videos or other digital images of an event or geographical location, where the real-time or embedded location, compass heading, and time data from each of a plurality of image providers are communicated from the plurality of image-capture devices to one or more servers for statistical analysis of the proportionate amount of providers focusing on each image target or sub-target at the event or location.. .
Kba2 Inc.


07/23/15
20150206014 
 Video-based system for automated detection of double parking violations patent thumbnailnew patent Video-based system for automated detection of double parking violations
A method for detecting a double-parked vehicle includes identifying a parking region in video data received from an image capture device monitoring the parking region. The method includes defining an enforcement region at least partially surrounding the parking region.
Xerox Corporation


07/23/15
20150205445 
new patent

Global and local light detection in optical sensor systems


Global and local light detection techniques in optical sensor systems are described. In one or more implementations, a global lighting value is generated that describes a global lighting level for a plurality of optical sensors based on a plurality of inputs received from the plurality of optical sensors.
Microsoft Corporation


07/23/15
20150205301 
new patent

Digital tethering for tracking with autonomous aerial robot


An aerial device automatically maintains a relative position with respect to a target. The aerial device can set a relative multi-dimensional position with respect to the target.

07/23/15
20150203036 
new patent

Information processing device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium


An information processing device includes a first calculation part configured to calculate a position of a first icon on a transparent screen, the transparent screen being viewed by a driver of a vehicle, the first icon indicating that an obstacle in a path of a vehicle is detected from an image captured by an imaging part provided in the vehicle, the first icon being viewed at a position of the obstacle on a two-dimensional coordinate plane arranged at a lower limit position of the transparent screen, the two-dimensional coordinate plane corresponding to an imaging area of the imaging part, and a second calculation part configured to calculate a position of an end point of an indication line on the transparent screen, the indication line being viewed as extending from a position of the first icon on the transparent screen toward the obstacle.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


07/23/15
20150203033 
new patent

Driving assistance device


A driving assistance device includes: an image capturing part configured to image-capture a rear lateral area of a host vehicle and a dead angle area; a display part configured to display a video image captured by the image capturing part; and a blinker switch configured to make a signal of a movement of the host vehicle to a first side or a second side. The display part displays the video image according to a turn on of the blinker switch indicating a movement of the vehicle to the second side, turns off the display of the video image when a predetermined amount of time elapses after the blinker switch is turned off, and turns off the display of the video image before the predetermined amount of time elapses when it is predicted that the host vehicle moves to the first side within the predetermined amount of time..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150201921 
new patent

System and image-guided arthroscopy


Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical diagnoses and interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies comprising one or more imaging devices, and one or more remote retraction and distraction devices. Retraction and distraction devices, such as balloons, mechanical retraction members, and/or trocar screw geometries may be utilized to access, investigate, and intervene at the joint capsule, or inside of the joint capsule.
Reprise Technologies, Llc


07/23/15
20150201827 
new patent

Image capture and video processing multiple viewing element endoscopes


A multiple sensor endoscope system and a video processing method, wherein the system includes an endoscope having a plurality of daisy chained image sensors and a central control unit, is described. At least one daisy-chained image sensor includes a sensor array for capturing images and generating video packets from the captured images, a video compression unit configured to compress the video packets, a self-packet buffer configured to store the video packets, a serial-to-parallel de-serializer input unit configured to convert serialized input video packets to parallel data, a chain packet buffer configured to store the video packets received from previous-in-chain image sensors, an arbitration unit configured to interleave the stored video packets, and a serial output unit configured to output serially the interleaved video packets.
Endochoice, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201167 

Fabrication equipment monitoring device and monitoring method


A fabrication equipment monitoring device which monitors, by a server and a portable terminal capable of communicating with the server, specifies the fabrication equipment toward which image capture element is faced, extracts the fabrication equipment information of the specified fabrication equipment from the storage unit based on the location information acquired by the location information acquisition unit, a direction information detected by the direction detection unit, an angle of view of the image capture element and the layout information when the image capture element is faced toward the fabrication equipment and displays at least a portion of the extracted fabrication equipment information on the display unit.. .
Tokyo Electron Limited


07/16/15
20150201157 

Wireless transmitting non-volatile memory for an image capturing device


The present invention includes a wireless transmitting non-volatile memory for an image capturing device includes a memory array; a circuits coupled to said memory array; an input/output interface coupled to said memory array circuits; a wireless transmitting module coupled to said input/output interface; wherein said wireless transmitting non-volatile memory is used to store an image captured by said image capturing device and is separable from said image capturing device; wherein a mobile phone having a pair-wise application for pairing with said wireless transmitting non-volatile memory for sharing said image by wireless transmission, thereby transmitting said image from said wireless transmitting non-volatile memory to said mobile phone to share image by wireless.. .

07/16/15
20150201140 

Dual conversion gain high dynamic range sensor


A method of reading out a pixel includes resetting a photodetector of the pixel. Light incident on the photodetector is then integrated for a single exposure of a single image capture.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201133 

System and acquiring virtual and augmented reality scenes by a user


A preferred method of acquiring virtual or augmented reality (var) scenes can include at a plurality of locations of interest, providing one or more users with a predetermined pattern for image acquisition with an image capture device and for each of the one or more users, in response to a user input, acquiring at least one image at the location of interest. The method of the preferred embodiment can also include for each of the one or more users, in response to the acquisition of at least one image, providing the user with feedback to ensure a complete acquisition of the virtual or augmented reality scene; and receiving at a remote database, from each of the one or more users, one or more var scenes.
Dropbox, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201119 

Camera with native afdx interface


A native afdx camera captures images and video under control, and in communication with, one or more afdx networks. The system facilitates deployment of an image capture device on an afdx network, including native (embedded) afdx bi-directional ring support, eliminating the need for a separate legacy adapter, the accompanying additional wiring and interconnect complexity.
Orbit Communication Systems Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199805 

Method of determining the location of tip timing sensors during operation


A combination probe is positioned at a location in a stationary portion of a turbo machine that defines a gas flow path and is configured to detect a moving portion of the turbo machine within the gas flow path. The combination probe includes a tip timing sensor configured to sense when the moving portion is located proximate to the location of the probe, and an optical component configured to have a field of view that includes the moving portion when the moving portion is located proximate to the location of the probe.
Siemens Energy, Inc.


07/16/15
20150199799 

Noise determination apparatus and method, and noise filter


A technique for determining noise is provided that suppresses misrecognition of significant components in an image as noise in any image captured under any condition. A noise determination apparatus for determining noise in image data that is input in units of frames decomposes the image data into frequency components, samples a predetermined number of data pieces for low-frequency components that have relatively low frequencies and a predetermined number of data pieces for high-frequency components that have relatively high frequencies from the frequency components, and analyzes whether or not the image data includes an edge image, on the basis of a ratio of high-frequency data to low-frequency data..
Megachips Corporation


07/16/15
20150199579 

Cooperative vision-range sensors shade removal and illumination field correction


A method of creating a shadow-reduced image from a captured image. An image of a scene exterior of a vehicle is captured by a vehicle-based image capture device.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/16/15
20150199384 

Image capture and identification system and process


A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object..
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc


07/16/15
20150199098 

Method for setting image capture conditions and electronic device performing the same


Methods and apparatuses are provided for setting shooting image capture conditions. A first touch input is sensed on a touch screen in an image capture mode.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199008 

Display apparatus and controlling the same


A display apparatus includes an infrared outputter configured to output infrared light toward a user, an image capturer configured to photograph the user to generate a captured image, and a controller configured to detect, from the captured image, a pupil and an iris of the user, and a glint area generated by the infrared light, and to determine, in response to the pupil, the iris, and the glint area being detected, a direction of the user's gaze based on a relation between a location of the pupil, and the glint area, and a size of the iris.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150196833 

Card handling devices comprising angled support surfaces


A device for forming a random set of playing cards is disclosed. The device comprises: a top surface and a bottom surface of the device.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


07/09/15
20150195518 

Image transmitting device


In order to enhance security of a parked vehicle, an image transmitting device to be mounted on a vehicle includes: a checking unit that checks, at a parking place of the vehicle, communicability with an external device outside of the vehicle, that is, whether an image can be transmitted from the parking place to the external device; a providing unit that provides notification information based on a result of the checking by the checking unit; a capturing unit that captures an image while the vehicle is parked; and a transmitting unit that transmits the image captured by the capturing unit to the external device.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


07/09/15
20150195482 

Method, system and smartphone that chooses optimal image to reduce shutter shake


An image capturer for reducing the effect of shutter shake of a digital camera in a smartphone, a method of capturing an image employing a digital camera, and a smartphone. In one embodiment, the image capturer includes: (1) a control interface configured to receive a command to photograph a scene and (2) a best shot determiner, coupled to the control interface and configured to select, after a focused image of the scene has been acquired and in response to receiving the command, a captured image of the scene based on sharpness metrics..
Nvidia Corporation


07/09/15
20150195454 

Imagery capture


A method and computing system for determining a time differential between an image capture initiation indicator and an image capture completion indicator on a client electronic device. In response to a short time differential, a photograph is captured using the client electronic device.
Google Inc.


07/09/15
20150195440 

Image capture method and image capture apparatus


An image capture method includes performing light metering with respect to a subject in response to a first control signal, setting an iso value and a shutter speed value based on result of the light metering, increasing the iso value by a first amount and decreasing the shutter speed value by a second amount in response to a second control signal to capture a plurality of images, where the second amount is greater than the first amount, performing gamma correction with respect to the plurality of images to increase brightness of each image, and synthesizing the plurality of gamma corrected images to obtain a single image with improved brightness.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150194025 

Information processing apparatus, store recognizing object


In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises an image acquisition module, a detection module, a determination module and a display control module. The image acquisition module acquires an image captured by an image capturing section which photographs an object held to the image capturing section.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


07/09/15
20150193970 

Video playing method and system based on augmented reality technology and mobile terminal


Disclosed is a video playing method based on augmented reality technology. In combination with augmented reality technology, a rectangular plane 3d model which completely covers a target picture in a current scene image is drawn, and at the same time, after a video file related to the target picture is separated into an audio stream and a video stream, a video image frame in the video stream is taken as a texture and is mapped to the 3d model frame by frame, and graphic rendering is performed; and finally, a scene image captured by a video camera and the rendered 3d model are fused and output, and the audio stream data is output synchronously.
Chengdu Idealsee Technology Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150193923 

Determining information from images using sensor data


A device for determining information from images using sensor data may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to receive a series of images from an image capture device, where each image of the series of images includes a representation of a physical object.
Broadcom Corporation


07/09/15
20150193668 

Information processing apparatus, store recognizing object


In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises a selection module configured to select a target object from a storage section in which feature amounts for recognizing an object are stored for a plurality of objects; an image capturing module configured to photograph an object held to the image capturing module to capture an image of the object; a recognition module configured to compare the feature amount of the object stored in the storage section with the feature amount of the object contained in the image captured by the image capturing module to recognize the object; a determination module configured to determine the propriety of a holding manner of the object according to the ranking of the object selected by the selection module in the recognition result of the recognition module; and a notification module configured to notify a determination result of the determination module.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


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.

07/09/15
20150193553 

Systems and methods for processing machine readable codes by a locked device


The disclosed technology includes automatically activating an image capture device responsive to determining that a mobile device in a restricted access state (e.g., a locked mobile device), is being held by a user. The image capture device may take pictures and the mobile device may determine whether the pictures contain a readable code, such as a qr code or foreign text.
Google Inc.


07/09/15
20150193088 

Hands-free assistance


Apparatuses, systems, media and/or methods may involve providing work assistance. One or more user actions may be recognized, which may be observed by an image capture device, wherein the user actions may be directed to a work surface incapable of electronically processing one or more of the user actions.
Intel Corporation


07/09/15
20150192155 

Image capture system and clamping mechanism


A clamping mechanism includes a main body having a first end; a first clamping member rotatably disposed at the first end; a second clamping member corresponding to the first clamping member; and at least one connecting member movable with respect to the main body, wherein the second clamping member is connected to the connecting member.. .
Asia Optical International Ltd.


07/09/15
20150191120 

Warning device for vehicle and outside mirror device for vehicle


This invention is provided with an image capture device (1), a detection device (2), an image processing device (3), a primary warning device (4), and a secondary warning device (5). The image capture device (1) captures images of the surroundings of a vehicle (c).

07/02/15
20150189301 

Encoding apparatus, encoding method, and image capture apparatus


An encoding apparatus includes a dividing unit that divides a target image included in an image into coding blocks, an encoding unit that encodes the target image including the coding blocks, a generating unit that generates a locally decoded image from the encoded target image, a filtering unit that applies a predetermined filtering to the locally decoded image, and a determination unit that determines, based on whether a predetermined condition is satisfied or not, whether a band offset process is applied to the locally decoded image or an edge offset process is applied to the locally decoded image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150189181 

System and contextual digital photography mode selection


A digital camera having a plurality of photography modes, comprising: an image sensor; an optical system for imaging a scene onto the image sensor; an image capture control for initiating an image capture operation; a photography mode user interface for selecting between a plurality of photography modes, the photography modes having associated image capture and image processing settings; a power control for turning the digital camera on or off, wherein when the camera is in an off state and the power control is activated with a first activation pattern the digital camera is turned on and set to operate in a default photography mode and when the power control is activated with a second activation pattern the digital camera is turned on and set to operate in a previously selected photography mode.. .
Apple Inc.


07/02/15
20150189174 

Liquid crystal lens imaging apparatus and liquid crystal lens imaging method


Liquid crystal lens imaging apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes: juxtaposed at least two lens groups, a rubbing direction of alignment layer of a lc lens in one lens group being perpendicular to a rubbing direction of alignment layer of a lc lens in neighboring another lens group; an image capture unit for forming first and second image signals according to light signals passing through the lens groups at a first moment and forming third and fourth image signals according to light signals passing through the lens groups at a second moment; an image processor for processing the image signals to obtain a final formed image signal; and a driving circuit for controlling the lc lenses to be non-lens state and lens state respectively at the first and second moments.
Shenzhen Mercury Optoelectronics Research Institute


07/02/15
20150189170 

Information processing apparatus, information processing system and non-transitory computer readable medium


An information processing apparatus includes: an expectation condition information acquisition section; a requisite condition information acquisition section; a photographing apparatus state information acquisition section; an object state information acquisition section; and a photographing apparatus selection section as defined herein, the requisite condition requires that the plurality of objects are not overlapped with each other, and the photographing apparatus selection section has: an expectation condition determination section that carries out expectation condition determination processing to determine whether a photographic image captured by each of the plurality of photographing apparatuses satisfies at least one of the plurality of expectation conditions or not; and a requisite condition determination section that carries out requisite condition determination processing to determine whether or not a photographic image that has been determined to satisfy at least one of the plurality of expectation conditions by the expectation condition determination section satisfies the requisite condition.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150189169 

Imaging apparatus and controlling the same


An imaging apparatus includes a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, an orientation detection unit configured to detect an orientation of the imaging apparatus, a combining unit configured to superimpose an image captured by the second imaging unit on an image captured by the first imaging unit, and a control unit configured to control a position combining the image captured by the second imaging unit with the image captured by the first imaging unit. The control unit changes the combining position according to the orientation of the imaging apparatus that is detected by the orientation detection unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150189163 

Image capturing control apparatus, image capturing control method, and computer program


An information processing system that detects that a first user input is received at a user interface corresponding to a display configured to display an image captured by an image capturing unit; determines a status of a timer corresponding to the user interface upon detecting the first user input; controls an image capture operation of the image capturing unit upon detecting the first input and determining that the status of the timer satisfies a first predetermined condition; and controls the display to display an image condition settings menu upon detecting the first input and determining that the status of the timer satisfies a second predetermined condition.. .
Sony Corporation


07/02/15
20150189154 

Camera focusing related methods and apparatus


Methods and apparatus that facilitate or implement focus control in a camera and/or can be used to set the camera focus distance, e.g., the distance between the camera and an object which will appear in focus when the objects picture is taken by the camera. A depth map is generated for an image area, e.g., an area corresponding to an image which is captured by the camera.
The Lightco Inc.


07/02/15
20150189143 

Image capturing apparatus and control program product with speed detection features


A mobile terminal having a camera function includes a camera unit for capturing an image of a subject, and an image-capture control calculation unit that controls an image-capturing operation performed by the camera unit and that also calculates a movement speed of the subject that is being captured by the camera unit. Then, when the camera unit is performing continuous image capture, the image-capture control calculation unit dynamically changes and controls an image-capture time interval at the time of continuous image capture in accordance with a movement speed of the subject..
Sony Corporation


07/02/15
20150189141 

Imaging controlling the same


There is provided an imaging apparatus including a plurality of imaging units, and capable of recording a situation when a photographer captures a still image, and a change or reaction of the person such as the photographer other than the objects in the still image. The imaging apparatus includes a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, an imaging instruction unit configured to instruct the first imaging unit to capture a still image, and a control unit configured to record a still image captured by the first imaging unit in a recording medium and to record a moving image captured by the second imaging unit in the recording medium when the imaging instruction unit instructs the first imaging unit to capture a still image..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150187330 

Head mounted display apparatus and backlight adjustment method thereof


A head mounted display apparatus and a backlight adjustment method thereof are disclosed. The head mounted display apparatus comprises a display module, a backlight module, an application processor, an eye image capture apparatus, an infrared (ir) light emitting diode (led) and an application specific integrated circuit (asic).
Quanta Computer Inc.


07/02/15
20150186743 

Image processing utilizing reference images


Embodiments are generally related to image processing utilizing reference images. An embodiment of a mobile device includes an image capture mechanism to capture a base image, the base image containing one or more objects including a target object; and a memory to store data, the data including the base image.

07/02/15
20150186734 

Arrow signal recognition device


Based on an image captured by an onboard camera, an arrow signal detector sets an arrow signal area on the basis of a signal light distance between a lit red signal light of a traffic light and a vehicle equipped with the arrow signal recognition device, counts the number of color tone effective pixels assumed as being lit within each arrow signal area, further searches for and counts color tone ineffective pixels in the color tone effective pixels on the basis of pixel information on the vicinity of each color tone effective pixel, and calculates an arrow effective pixel number from the difference between the number of color tone effective pixels and the number of color tone ineffective pixels.. .
Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150186421 

Computer implemented system for handling text distracters in a visual search


A system, method and a computer program product for handling text distracters in a visual search have been disclosed. The system considers an image captured on a handheld device, as a query image and subsequently identifies the textual portions of the query image.
Streamoid Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185731 

Work-in-process inspection system using motion detection, and method thereof


A work-in-process inspection system is provided and includes a moving image imaging unit that captures a working motion of a worker and an imaging device that captures an image of a vehicle part that is operated on by a worker. A controller determines a difference between the working motion of the worker captured by the moving image imaging device and a predetermined reference motion, and determines a difference between the image captured by the imaging device and a predetermined reference image.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/02/15
20150184792 

Device for the stable and zero backlash adjustment of a camera-holding device around at least one tilting axis


The invention relates to a device for the stable and zero backlash adjustment of a camera-holding device around at least one tilting axis, in particular on a device for multi-channel image capture, wherein the adjustment device (1) comprises two plates joined to one another so as to be tiltable, and wherein the upper plate as camera support plate (2) carries the camera (k) at least indirectly and is connected to the lower plate acting as base plate (3). The device is characterised in that a displaceable ramp slide (5) having two oppositely inclined running ramps (6) is arranged on the base plate (3), in that between the two running ramps (6) there is a joint (4) by which the camera support plate (2) is joined to the base plate (3), in that the camera support plate (2) comprises two guide pins (7) that are spaced apart from one another and are guided on the running ramps (6), and in that the device is designed in such a manner that by displacing the ramp slide (5) the camera support plate (2) assumes, with zero backlash, a defined tilting angle with respect to the base plate (3)..

07/02/15
20150183370 

Work vehicle periphery monitoring system and work vehicle


A controller includes: a bird's eye image synthesizer generating bird's eye image information for displaying a bird's eye image of a work vehicle and a periphery of the work vehicle; a display controller displaying a first image in which a mark representing an object detected by radar devices overlaps the bird's eye image and a second image captured on the same screen of a monitor; an alarm notifying unit notifying, as the alarm, at least one of a first alarm of displaying a region with the mark differently from a region without the mark in the first image and a second alarm of notifying the existence of the object by a sound; and an alarm releasing unit releasing the alarm in accordance with a releasing order based on a position in which the object exists.. .
Komatsu Ltd.


06/25/15
20150181135 

Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof


An image capturing apparatus comprises a first image capturing unit, a second image capturing unit that is different from the first image capturing unit, and a control unit configured to perform control such that a second live image captured by the second image capturing unit is superimposed and displayed on a first live image captured by the first image capturing unit, wherein if first information is to be displayed on a display unit along with the first live image and the second live image, the control unit controls to switch a display state in which the first information is superimposed on the second live image or a display state in which the first information is displayed behind the second live image, according to a state of a predetermined function for shooting.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/25/15
20150181134 

Imaging apparatus controlling imaging apparatus and storage medium


An imaging apparatus includes a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, a mode setting unit that sets a still image capturing mode, and a control unit that performs control to display on a display unit an image obtained by superimposing an image captured by the second imaging unit on an image captured by the first imaging unit, wherein the control unit performs control in such a manner that when a first still image capturing mode has been set by the mode setting unit, the image captured by the second imaging unit is displayed at a position further away from an end portion of the image captured by the first imaging unit than a position of when a second still image capturing mode has been set by the mode setting unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/25/15
20150181116 

Motorized camera with automated image capture


A motorized camera captures images of an object detected within one or more of its detection areas. The motorized camera moves or repositions its movable imaging device to target various locations, and captures one or more images including the object and before, during, or as the imaging device is moved.

06/25/15
20150181111 

Gesture invoked image capture


An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for gesture invoked image capture. An electronic device includes an image capture device.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


06/25/15
20150181101 

Image capture using display device as light source


A digital image capture system and method uses a display device to illuminate a target with light for improved image capture under poor lighting conditions. Various characteristics of the flash (e.g., brightness, color, duration, etc.) can be adjusted to improve image capture.
Apple Inc.


06/25/15
20150181093 

Auto-exposure method using continuous video frames under controlled illumination


An illumination control process for use in a digital image capture and processing system includes illuminating an object in the field of view with different pulses of illumination over a pair of image frames, detecting digital images of the illuminated object over these image frames, and decode processing the digital images. In an embodiment, upon failure to read a symbol in one of the first and second images, these digital images are analyzed in real-time, and based on the results of this real-time image analysis, the exposure time is adjusted during subsequent image frames.
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


06/25/15
20150180917 

User terminal for a telemedicine image service and control method thereof


A user terminal for conducting a telemedicine service with a medical team is provided. The user terminal connects with a second user terminal of the medical team, and acquires a patient image captured by photographing a patient.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150178937 

Method, system and updating a scene model


A method of updating a scene model for a foreground segmentation of an input image captured from a camera, is disclosed. One or more visual elements of the input image are determined.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/25/15
20150178935 

Motion blur compensation for depth from defocus


Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable storage media are provided for determining a depth measurement of a scene using an optical blur difference between two images of the scene. Each image is captured using an image capture device with different image capture device parameters.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/25/15
20150178912 

Display apparatus and control method thereof


A display apparatus including a camera configured to capture a user's figure, a storage configured to store information about stress areas on a body in accordance with corresponding postures of a user, a processor configured to determine a user's posture from an image captured by the camera, determine a position of one or more stress areas on a body corresponding to the determined posture based on the stored information about the one or more stress areas on the body, and process a stress-related image, in which the determined one or more stress areas are marked on an image corresponding to a user's figure, and a display configured to display the stress-related image.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150178780 

Method and device for charging for customized service


An apparatus for charging a user customized service includes: an image processor to receive image data of a user captured by an image capturer and to extract specific data from the image data; a user identifier to identify user identification data of the user based on the specific data; a service extractor to extract the user customized service to be offered to the user, based on the user identification data of the user; a service provider to receive information on the user customized service from a service storage unit and to provide the information to the user; and a service charger to calculate a service fee for the user customized service of the service provider by an exposure time ratio of the user customized service exposed to the user.. .
Sk Telecom Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150178592 

Image capture feedback


Embodiments for image capture feedback are disclosed. In some embodiments, a computing system may receive a first image from an image capture device and generate a score for the first image.
Intel Corporation


06/25/15
20150178546 

Apparatus and contactless high resolution handprint capture


A system and method for contactless handprint capture is disclosed that includes an image capture device to capture handprint images of a subject hand at each of a plurality of different focal distances, with the image capture device including an imaging camera and an electro-optics arrangement having a plurality of light modulating elements and polarization sensitive optical elements having differing optical path lengths based on polarization states. A control system is coupled to the image capture device to cause the device to capture the handprint images at each of the different focal distances, with each handprint image having a depth-of-focus that overlaps with a depth-of-focus of handprint images at adjacent focal distances such that redundant handprint image data is captured.
General Electric Company


06/25/15
20150178037 

Display system and method


A display system includes a plurality of light emitting units configured to float in a fluid medium such that each light emitting unit is movable, each light emitting unit including a light emitting element configured to selectively emit light, a communication element operable to receive instruction data to control operation of the light emitting element; and a power element configured to provide power to at least the light emitting element, and an image capture element configured to receive light emitted by at least one light emitting unit and to generate image data based on the light received and a controller configured to generate the instruction data based at least on a comparison of the image data to a desired image and transmit the instruction data to the communication element to control the light emitting element such that the display system provides the desired image.. .
Green Display Llc


06/25/15
20150177517 

Optical see-through glass type display device and corresponding optical unit


An optical see-through glass type display device comprises: an optical unit having a front correcting surface and a rear correcting surface; an image projector projecting a virtual image; and an image sensor for capturing an ambient scene image. The optical unit is configured to guide light of the ambient scene image coming through the front correcting surface to the image sensor and to guide light of the virtual image so that the light of the virtual image outgoes through the rear correcting surface.
Thomson Licensing


06/25/15
20150177409 

Methods and means for creating three-dimensional borehole image data


A method of creating three-dimensional borehole data is provided, including illuminating a borehole using collimated beams of electromagnetic radiation; rotating the collimated beams in a sweep of at least 360 degrees; detecting backscattered electromagnetic radiation returned from surfaces of associated illumination planes using electromagnetic radiation sensors; converting detected radiation into a corresponding set of volume image data; analyzing the volume image data using computational visualization processing techniques; and creating a three-dimensional image representative of the volume data. Imaging methodologies include a complete, radial conic-shaped surface while the imaging system remains stationary; a plurality of scans performed while longitudinally moving the imaging system a distance d through the borehole between image capture operations; and a plurality of scans performed while longitudinally moving the imaging system a distance d, where d is a distance less than or equal to the collimated beam thickness, so that adjacent scans partially overlap..
Visuray Intech Ltd (bvi)


06/25/15
20150177157 

Article inspection apparatus


A method and apparatus for inspecting the surface of articles and subsequent grading of fruit. The apparatus includes conveying means for conveying an article through an inspection site and rotating the article about a lateral axis of the conveying means as it passes through the inspection site.
Compac Technologies Limited


06/25/15
20150175088 

Extendable surround image capture system for vehicles


An extendable surround image capture system having an image capture device or a video capture device mounted on an extension apparatus. The extension apparatus is capable of extending beyond the edges of the vehicle, thus allowing the image capture device to have at least a 180° view angle..

06/25/15
20150174448 

Display apparatus and control method thereof


A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes: a display; an image capturer configured to acquire an image of an instrument board of a fitness device; and a controller configured to control the display to display exercise interworking information corresponding to an exercise condition determined based on the acquired image..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150173695 

Extremity imaging cone beam computed tomography


An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography of an extremity has a digital radiation detector and a first device to move the detector along a circular detector path extending so that the detector moves both at least partially around a first extremity of the patient and between the first extremity and a second, adjacent extremity. The detector path has radius r1 sufficient to position the extremity approximately centered in the detector path.
Carestream Health, Inc.


06/18/15
20150172564 

Active filter, image capture system, and image capturing method


An active filter includes a transparent area and a non-transparent area; a first cavity arranged in the transparent area and formed between a first pair of electrode plates; a second cavity arranged in the non-transparent area and formed between a second pair of electrode plates, wherein the second cavity connects to the first cavity through a first passage; a first liquid flowing between the first cavity and the second cavity for filtering light within a first wavelength range; and a controller for selectively applying a voltage difference to the first pair of electrode plates or the second pair of electrode plates to make the first liquid flow into one of the first cavity and the second cavity.. .
Htc Corporation


06/18/15
20150172549 

Image capture apparatus and control method therefor


An image capture apparatus comprises a first shake detection unit configured to detect a shake of the image capture apparatus, a rotational shake calculation unit configured to calculate a rotational shake amount, a second shake detection unit configured to detect the shake of the image capture apparatus, a translational shake calculation unit configured to calculate a translational shake amount, a correction amount calculation unit configured to calculate, based on the rotational shake amount and the translational shake amount, a correction amount for correcting image blurring, and a correction unit configured to correct the image blurring, wherein the rotational shake calculation unit calculates a first translational motion component and perspective component, and wherein the correction amount calculation unit calculates a second translational motion component.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/18/15
20150172547 

Image deblurring based on light streaks


A blurred image having a spatially invariant motion blur resulting from camera motion during image capture is deblurred based on one or more light streaks identified and extracted from the blurred image. A blur kernel for the blurred image is estimated by performing an optimization procedure having a blur kernel constraint based at least in part on the light streak.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


06/18/15
20150172540 

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program


Playback of backside appearance of an image capture subject at an appropriate playback speed that is in accordance with a predetermined playback time length is achieved by: outputting one recording start point and one recording end point within a period in which a turn motion of the image capture subject is detected; storing a video recording of the turn motion; calculating a recorded time length of at least one specific section of the video; determining a playback speed of the specific section in accordance with the playback time length; and playing back the specific section at the playback speed, whereby the specific section is played back over the playback time length regardless of the recorded time length of the specific section.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


06/18/15
20150172525 

Imaging apparatus having light source identification and image quality correction functions and controlling imaging apparatus


An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to convert an incident light flux from an optical system into an electric signal, a band-cutting element disposed between the optical system and the imaging unit, having a band-cut function of performing band-cutting to enable distinguishing between wavelengths corresponding to bright line positions of a light source having bright lines, a control unit configured to control the band-cut function of the band-cutting element, an identification unit configured to identify a light source of an image captured by the imaging unit through comparison between a first image signal captured by the imaging unit when the band-cut function of the band-cutting element is on and a second image signal captured by the imaging unit when the band-cut function of the band-cutting element is off, and an image processing unit configured to perform image processing based on the light source identified by the identification unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/18/15
20150170393 

Control device and control system


A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program, which when executed by a computer including an image capturing device and a display, causes the computer to: obtain identification information associated with a specific object in an image captured by the image capturing device; determine an access destination to be accessed for acquiring content data, from among a server which communicates with the computer via a first network or a local storage device which communicates with the computer via a second network different from the first network, based on the identification information; acquire the content data from the determined access destination; and control the display to superimpose a specific image corresponding to the acquired content data on the image.. .
Fujitsu Limited


06/18/15
20150170118 

Image capture transaction payment


Various systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for facilitating payment for a transaction. One example method may comprise capturing an image comprising a transaction bill and a form of payment for providing payment for the transaction.
Ncr Corporation


06/18/15
20150169990 

Generating an enhanced image of a predetermined scene from a plurality of images of the predetermined scene


A method, device, system, and article of manufacture are provided for generating an enhanced image of a predetermined scene from images. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, by a computing device, a first indication associated with continuous image capture of a predetermined scene being enabled; in response to the continuous image capture being enabled, receiving, by the computing device, from an image sensor, a reference image and a first image, wherein each of the reference image and the first image is of the predetermined scene and has a first resolution; determining an estimated second resolution of an enhanced image of the predetermined scene using the reference image and the first image; and in response to the continuous image capture being disabled, determining the enhanced image using the reference image and the first image, wherein the enhanced image has a second resolution that is at least the first resolution and about the estimated second resolution..
Motorolla Mobility Llc


06/18/15
20150169980 

Object recognition device


An object recognition device including a binarization processing unit 32 which classifies pixels, which are obtained by excluding pixels having luminance values equal to or lower than a predetermined value yex indicating pixels on which the sky is projected in an image captured by an infrared camera 11r, into low-luminance pixels and high-luminance pixels according to a binarization-use second threshold yth2 (>yex); and an object image extraction unit 35 which extracts an image portion of an object from an image region composed of the low-luminance pixels.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150169969 

Object detection device for area around vehicle


This object detection device for the area around a vehicle is provided with an imaging device and an image processing device. The image processing device is configured from a detection area setting unit, three area processing units, and an integration processing unit.
Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.


06/18/15
20150169967 

State recognition system and state recognition method


It is provided a state recognition system configured to recognize a state of a traveling road on which a vehicle travels, the state recognition system being configured to: select a substance adhered on a lens of a camera mounted on the vehicle in an image captured by the camera; and determine whether the traveling road is on-road or off-road by determining a type and an amount of the selected adhered substance.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150169934 

Fingerprint reading system


A fingerprint reading system includes a camera module, a control module, and a signal processing module. The camera module has a detection unit, an image capture unit, a liquid lens unit, and an illumination unit.
Lustrous Electro-optic Co.,ltd.


06/18/15
20150169275 

Electronic device and control method using relative position between electronic devices in the electronic device


An electronic device and a control method for configuring a multi-vision screen using a relative position between electronic devices are provided. The control method includes interacting with at least one other electronic device, capturing a first image and receiving, from the at least one other electronic device, a second image captured by the at least one other electronic device, determining relative positions of the electronic device and the at least one other electronic device by comparing the first image with the second image, and configuring a multi-vision screen using the display of the electronic device and the display of the at least one other electronic device based on the determined relative positions and controlling output of a content image on the multi-vision screen..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.




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