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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
06/23/16
20160183014 
 Hearing device with image capture capabilities patent thumbnailHearing device with image capture capabilities
The present disclosure relates to hearing devices including an image capture device. Features of sound processing may be based on analysis of images from the image capture device..

06/23/16
20160182972 
 Image capture of multimedia content patent thumbnailImage capture of multimedia content
Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the capture and storage of an image of displayed content. A device may be configured to copy and/or store an image of received content as the content is displayed to a user.

06/23/16
20160182903 
 Camera calibration patent thumbnailCamera calibration
Embodiments herein include systems, methods and articles of manufacture for calibrating a camera. In one embodiment, a computing system may be coupled to a calibration apparatus and the camera to programmatically identify the intrinsic properties of the camera.

06/23/16
20160182895 
 Integrated camera system having two dimensional image capture and three dimensional time-of-flight capture with movable illuminated region of interest patent thumbnailIntegrated camera system having two dimensional image capture and three dimensional time-of-flight capture with movable illuminated region of interest
An apparatus is described having an integrated two-dimensional image capture and three-dimensional time-of-flight depth capture system. The integrated two-dimensional image capture and three-dimensional time-of-flight depth capture system includes an illuminator to generate light for the time-of-flight depth capture system.

06/23/16
20160182891 
 Integrated camera system having two dimensional image capture and three dimensional time-of-flight capture with a partitioned field of view patent thumbnailIntegrated camera system having two dimensional image capture and three dimensional time-of-flight capture with a partitioned field of view
An apparatus is described that includes an integrated two-dimensional image capture and three-dimensional time-of-flight depth capture system. The three-dimensional time-of-flight depth capture system includes an illuminator to generate light.

06/23/16
20160182880 
 Settings of a digital camera for depth map refinement patent thumbnailSettings of a digital camera for depth map refinement
Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying depth refinement image capture instructions for capturing images that may be used to refine existing depth maps. The depth refinement image capture instructions are determined by evaluating, at each image patch in an existing image corresponding to the existing depth map, a range of possible depth values over a set of configuration settings.

06/23/16
20160182868 
 Camera device for refrigerator and refrigerator comprising same patent thumbnailCamera device for refrigerator and refrigerator comprising same
In one embodiment, a camera device for use in a storage is provided with a case configured to be installable inside a storage; an image capturing element provided inside the case; and an image capture window provided on a first surface portion of the case and configured for capturing image inside the storage by the image capturing element. The image capturing element is configured to capture image inside the storage where the case is installed..

06/23/16
20160182860 
 Methods for performing image capture and real-time image display on physically separated or separable devices and apparatus therefor patent thumbnailMethods for performing image capture and real-time image display on physically separated or separable devices and apparatus therefor
A method of capturing an image by an image capturing device for real-time display of the image by an image displaying device that is physically separated or separable from the image capturing device is provided. The method includes capturing an image of a scene by an image capturing device, and transmitting the image to an image displaying device for real-time display.

06/23/16
20160182847 
 Image sensor having an extended dynamic range upper limit patent thumbnailImage sensor having an extended dynamic range upper limit
An apparatus is described that includes an image sensor having timing and control circuitry and threshold circuitry. The timing and control circuitry is to generate signals to cause multiple transfers of charge from a photo-diode to a storage capacitor within a pixel cell during an image capture sequence.

06/23/16
20160182824 
 Camera controlling method and camera device thereof patent thumbnailCamera controlling method and camera device thereof
A camera controlling method is applied to a camera device. The camera device includes a plurality of image capturing modules and a plurality of light sources.

06/23/16
20160182822 

System, method, and computer program product for determiing a front facing view of and centering an omnidirectional image


The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for determining a front facing view for a camera and centering an omnidirectional image captured by the camera. An exemplary method comprises determining motion of the camera; determining an azimuthal angle and a polar angle for the camera based on the motion; determining the front facing view based on the azimuthal angle and the polar angle; capturing the image based on the front facing view; segmenting the image into at least two sections; calculating an average motion vector for each section; determining two sections with mirrored motion vectors having substantially equal magnitude; and centering the image based on the two sections with mirrored motion vectors..

06/23/16
20160182819 

Automatic image capture


An improved automatic image capture system for an intelligent mobile device having a camera guides a user to position the camera so only a single image needs to be automatically captured. Syntactic features, using a view finder on a display of the intelligent mobile device, are used to guide a user to maximize the occupancy of the view finder with the document so that the document is maximized within the view finder based upon detected corners of the document.

06/23/16
20160182817 

Visualization for viewing-guidance during dataset-generation


Disclosed is a method and apparatus for providing visual guidance to a user capturing images of a three-dimensional object. In one embodiment, the operations implemented may include: generating a virtual registered sphere comprising a plurality of contiguous patches, wherein each of the plurality of patches corresponds to a continuous range of image capture angles; rendering at least a portion of the virtual registered sphere in an image capture camera view; determining whether images of the three-dimensional object have been captured to a predetermined satisfactory degree from a particular range of image capture angles associated with a particular patch; and assigning a color to the particular patch based at least in part on the determination of whether images of the three-dimensional object have been captured to the predetermined satisfactory degree from the particular range of image capture angles associated with the particular patch..

06/23/16
20160182790 

Synchronization of rolling shutter camera and dynamic flash light


Various embodiments may be generally directed to techniques for synchronizing operation of a flash light with operation of a camera using a rolling shutter for image capture. Various embodiments provide techniques for illuminating portions of a field of view of a camera substantially synchronously with portions of the field of view of the camera undergoing image capture.

06/23/16
20160180727 

Student assessment grading engine


A system for scoring an assessment may include a computing device having an image capture device and an image recognition engine, and a computer-readable storage medium. The storage medium may have one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the computing device to capture an image of a completed assessment, cause the computing device to, for each question, parse the image to identify the question and the handwritten response, determine a correct answer to the question, perform an image recognition analysis on the assessment to determine a confidence value, determine a question score for the question based on the determined confidence value and a point value associated with the correct answer, and determine a total score for the assessment.

06/23/16
20160180569 

Image creation method, a computer-readable storage medium, and an image creation apparatus


An image capture apparatus includes an original image acquisition unit, a facial image creation unit, a theme decision unit, a face part replacement unit, and an animation character image creation unit. The original image acquisition unit acquires an original image as a target for processing.

06/23/16
20160180130 

Mini-barcode reading module with flash memory management


A miniature barcode reading module for an electronic device minimizes the size of the memory of the processor die allowing the module to be used in small form factor electronic devices. The module may include an image sensor package operative to scan a barcode and a processor die coupled to the image sensor package.

06/23/16
20160179330 

Image pickup device and image pickup method


An image pickup device includes a camera; a display capable of displaying an image captured by the camera; and a touch panel overlapping the display. The image pickup device has at least a first mode in which the display is displaying an image being captured by the camera.

06/23/16
20160179321 

Scroll speed control for document display device


A computer-implemented method includes a display. The display is for displaying a document, including a plurality of document parts.

06/23/16
20160179320 

Scroll speed control for document display device


A computer-implemented method includes a display. The display is for displaying a document, including a plurality of document parts.

06/23/16
20160179292 

Touch panel device and image processing apparatus


A touch panel device includes a touch panel unit, a fingerprint image capturing unit, a size derivation unit, and a control unit. The touch panel unit includes a display section that displays information about an operating instruction for a user.

06/23/16
20160178917 

Color separation optical assembly and image capture device


A color separation optical assembly (3) of an image capture device (1) includes, in order from a light incidence side, a first prism (10) which has a first dichroic film (d1) and extracts blue light (lb) reflected by the first dichroic film, a second prism (20) which has a second dichroic film (d2) and extracts red light (lr) transmitted through the first dichroic film and reflected by the second dichroic film, and a third prism (30) which extracts green light (lg) transmitted through the first and second dichroic films. The first dichroic film is a multiband dichroic film which reflects light of an infrared region from a long wavelength side of a red region..

06/23/16
20160178757 

Radiographic image capture device


A radiographic image capture device of the present invention includes: a radiation detection panel including a photoelectric conversion element; a signal processing board that performs signal processing on electrical signals obtained by the radiation detection panel; a support member that is provided between the radiation detection panel and the signal processing board; a flexible substrate that includes a base film, wiring lines including a low wiring density region and a high wiring density region, and electronic component(s) that are electrically connected to the wiring lines; a housing that internally houses the radiation detection panel, the signal processing board, the support member and the flexible substrate; and a fixing member that fixes the low wiring density region of the flexible substrate to the at least one of the support member or the housing.. .

06/23/16
20160178356 

Device for optical profilometry with conical light beams


There is described an optical system for sensing the surface of an object. The system comprises: a light source for emitting at least one light beam centered on the optical axis of the system; a light reflector for reflecting the at least one incident light beam to generate at least two hollow conical light beams centered on the optical axis and having different opening angles, the at least two reflected hollow conical light beams for illuminating the surface; and an image capture device for imaging the illuminated surface..

06/23/16
20160178353 

Apparatus and obtaining depth information in a scene


An apparatus and a method for obtaining depth information in a scene are provided. The apparatus may include an imaging device for capturing an image of the scene and at least one non-imaging depth sensor.

06/23/16
20160176542 

Image capture systems and methods and associated mobile apparatuses


Described herein is a mobile apparatus for capturing images that includes a body, a propulsion device coupled to the body and actuatable to propel the body in response to a motion control command. The mobile apparatus also includes a low-resolution camera coupled to the body and configured to capture a plurality of low-resolution images.

06/23/16
20160176344 

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus extracts, as a display image, a part of an image captured by a wide angle camera, the wide angle camera being arranged at a position deviated from a vehicle center line that is a center line of a vehicle in a longitudinal direction and being configured to increase a degree of size reduction of an object as being farther from a center of the captured image. The image processing apparatus includes a control circuit that extracts the display image.

06/23/16
20160176343 

Camera calibration device, camera calibration system, and camera calibration method


Provided are a camera calibration device and a camera calibration system that can significantly reduce a burden on an operator associated with transport of calibration patterns or an operation of arranging calibration patterns in a calibration operation, and can significantly reduce the storage place for the calibration patterns. The device or system includes an image conversion unit 141 that converts an image captured by each camera based on a projection matrix for conversion into a bird's-eye viewpoint based on the initial parameters of each camera, thereby generating a converted image; an error evaluation unit 142 that calculates an error between a converted image of a reference camera selected from among the plurality of cameras and a converted image of a camera other than the reference camera; a projection matrix updating unit 143 that updates the projection matrix based on the error so that images of a common imaging area captured by the respective cameras match; and a camera parameter calculation unit 145 that calculates camera parameters including an external parameter related to the posture of each of the cameras with respect to the ground based on the updated projection matrix..

06/23/16
20160176342 

Vehicle-reversing display system capable of automatically switching multiple field-of-view modes and vehicle-reversing image capture device


A vehicle-reversing display system includes a controller area network, a vehicle-reversing image capture device and a display device. The vehicle-reversing image capture device includes a controlling unit, a first image camera unit and a second image camera unit.

06/23/16
20160174836 

Compact multimodality optical coherence tomography imaging systems


Systems for imaging a sample are provided. The system includes an optical coherence tomography (oct) imaging portion having an associated oct path defined by one set of optical elements between an oct signal delivery optical fiber and the sample; an image capture portion having an associated image capture path defined by a second set of optical elements between an image capture device and the sample, different from the oct path; and an illuminator portion having an associated illumination path defined by a third set of optical elements between an illumination source and the sample.

06/16/16
20160173868 

Methods, systems, and camera testing using virtual images


A method at a system having a virtual image generation device includes: receiving an image capture device; generating, using the virtual image generation device, a plurality of test images in accordance with a test sequence, where each test image corresponds to a respective focal distance with respect to the image capture device; obtaining test data corresponding to respective captures of the test images by the image capture device; and providing the test data.. .
Facebook, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173865 

Wearable glasses, control method thereof, and vehicle control system


Wearable glasses include a first capturer for photographing a front part, a second capturer for tracking a gaze direction of a user, and a controller for matching a target image captured by the first capturer with a three-dimensional (3d) interior map of a vehicle, corresponding to the target image, and determining a head direction of the user. The controller specifies an object corresponding to user gaze in the target image based on the determined head direction and the tracked gaze direction of the user.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160173856 

Image capture apparatus and control the same


An image capture apparatus that can aid in the generation of desired three-dimensional data, and a control method for the same are provided. Based on parallax images obtained by using an image sensor, three-dimensional information of a subject included in the parallax images is obtained.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160173819 

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium


An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes a first obtaining unit, a determining unit, a changing unit, a compressing unit, and a transmission unit. The first obtaining unit obtains band information indicating a band of a network.

06/16/16
20160173785 

Image sensor alignment in a multi-camera system accelerator architecture


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


06/16/16
20160173780 

Motion estimation and detection in a camera system accelerator architecture


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


06/16/16
20160173779 

Image capture having temporal resolution and perceived image sharpness


A camera for capturing video images in a series of frames includes an image sensor having an array of pixels. Each pixel receives an image and accumulates an electrical charge representative of the image during a frame.
Gvbb Holdings S.a.r.l.


06/16/16
20160173778 

Camera system encoder/decoder architecture


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


06/16/16
20160173777 

Camera system dual-encoder architecture


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


06/16/16
20160173776 

Camera system dual-encoder architecture


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


06/16/16
20160173769 

Camera system dual-encoder architecture


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


06/16/16
20160173768 

Camera system transmission in bandwidth constrained environments


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


06/16/16
20160173764 

Camera configuration in a camera system accelerator architecture


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


06/16/16
20160173763 

Device and photo and video capture


A single user input element in an image capture device is used for both photo and video capture. Based on a first user interface activity, a timing reference is engaged at a first reference time.
Snapchat, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173757 

Camera module


There is provided a camera module including a first camera unit, a second camera unit, and an actuator. The actuator is configured to obtain a resolving power value of an image captured by the second camera unit and move a lens barrel of the first camera unit in an optical axis direction to adjust the focal length of the first camera unit according to the resolving power value..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173749 

Still image capture with exposure control


A camera unit that comprises an image sensor and a motion sensor performs an image capture operation in which still images are captured intermittently without triggering by a user. The brightness of illumination during the capture of images is determined.
Omg Plc


06/16/16
20160173717 

Image capture unit and computer readable medium used in combination with same


An image capture unit and computer readable medium used in combination therewith is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the image capture unit includes an image capturing sensor, a visual display, an instance of the computer readable medium, and circuitry for integrating functionalities thereof.
Visual Content Ip, Llc


06/16/16
20160171773 

Display control method, information processing apparatus, and storage medium


A method performed by an information processing apparatus includes obtaining a captured image captured by an imaging device, extracting one or more reference objects included in the captured image according to a predetermined rule, and displaying one or more associated images associated with the extracted one or more reference objects on a display.. .
Fujitsu Limited


06/16/16
20160171677 

Disparity correcting device in stereo vision and method thereof


Provided is a disparity correcting device which rapidly corrects disparity information generated on the basis of a left image and disparity information generated on the basis of a right image through a simple configuration, and a method thereof, in stereo vision which generates a 3-dimensional image using a left image and a right image captured from left and right cameras.. .
Kyungpook National University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation


06/16/16
20160171671 

Image processing processing x-ray image, radiation imaging system, image processing method, and storage medium


An image forming apparatus includes a conversion acquisition unit configured to acquire a gradation conversion characteristic based on an x-ray image captured by an x-ray sensor, a storage unit configured to store a pixel value range in which a signal-to-noise ratio is higher than a threshold value according to a characteristic of the x-ray sensor, a determination unit configured to determine whether a pixel value range in which gradation is widened according to the gradation conversion characteristic is included in the stored pixel value range, and a correction unit configured to correct the gradation conversion characteristic depending on a result of determination by the determination unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160171581 

Apparatus and locating products in a retail store using a mobile device


A mobile device is configured to use metadata describing attributes of a packaged product to help the customer or sales associate locate the packaged product stored in inventory. The metadata may, for example, describe the size of the package, color of the package, product number, or placement of text and/or graphics on the package.
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation


06/16/16
20160171310 

Image recognition system, server apparatus, and image recognition method


An image recognition system according to an embodiment includes at least one camera and a server apparatus. The camera includes an imaging unit that acquires a captured image and a first communication unit that transmits the captured image to the server apparatus.

06/16/16
20160171288 

Facilitating legal approval of digital images


In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes identifying one or more subjects appearing in an image captured by a mobile device. One or more approval statuses are determined, and an approval status is associated with each of the one or more subjects appearing in the image.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/16/16
20160171264 

Information processing apparatus and information processing method


According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus specifies a commodity from information contained in a captured image captured by an image capturing unit, detects flag information from the captured image, and detects service information from the captured image and performs notification in a case where the flag information is detected.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160169666 

Thin-film curvature measurement apparatus and method thereof


An apparatus for measuring of a curvature of a thin film, is adapted to measure the curvature of a thin-film. The apparatus includes a light emitting module, a first optical module, a second optical module, a third optical module, an image capture module, and an image analysis module.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


06/16/16
20160167650 

Systems and methods for vehicle offset navigation


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a method is provided for navigating a vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


06/16/16
20160166333 

Optical targeting and visualization of trajectories


Enhanced targeting systems and methods may be used to visualize trajectories for surgical instruments. Such a targeting system may have a first light source and a second light source.
Imirge Medical Inc.


06/16/16
20160166137 

Dental apparatus, image acquisition method, and information processing apparatus


A dental apparatus includes a light irradiation unit for emitting a light to irradiate an oral cavity, an image capturing unit for image-capturing the oral cavity light irradiated by the light irradiation unit, and an output unit for outputting data for highlighting and displaying at least one of a plaque site and a calculus site on an image of the oral cavity based on an image captured result by the image capturing unit.. .
Sony Corporation


06/09/16
20160165157 

Stereo assist with rolling shutters


An imaging system for a vehicle may include a first image capture device having a first field of view and configured to acquire a first image relative to a scene associated with the vehicle, the first image being acquired as a first series of image scan lines captured using a rolling shutter. The imaging system may also include a second image capture device having a second field of view different from the first field of view and that at least partially overlaps the first field of view, the second image capture device being configured to acquire a second image relative to the scene associated with the vehicle, the second image being acquired as a second series of image scan lines captured using a rolling shutter.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


06/09/16
20160165156 

Device for picture taking in low light and connectable to a mobile telephone type device


A picture taking device includes a sensor of resolution higher than thirteen megapixels and an objective lens open at minimum to f/2.0 for at least one focal length value. A diagonal dimension of the photosensitive surface of the sensor is greater than 15 mm.
Dxo Labs


06/09/16
20160165148 

Image synthesizer for vehicle


An image synthesizer apparatus for vehicle includes an image generator and an error detector. From multiple cameras arranged to a vehicle so that an imaging region of each camera partially overlaps with an imaging region of an adjacent camera, the image generator acquires images of areas allocated to the respective cameras, and synthesizes the acquired images to generate a synthetic image around the vehicle viewed from a viewpoint above the vehicle.
Denso Corporation


06/09/16
20160165135 

Image photographing apparatus, photographing image and non-transitory recordable medium


A imaging apparatus is disclosed. The imaging apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes a camera configured to capture a subject, a combiner configured to be combined with another imaging apparatus, a controller configured to perform capturing by controlling the camera and the other imaging apparatus, respectively, and an image processor configured to in response to a field of view interference occurring between the camera and the other imaging apparatus, delete an area where the field of view interference occurs from an image captured by the camera..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


06/09/16
20160165127 

Image capture device and image processing method


A first restoration processing section 110 and a second restoration processing section 120 perform restoration processing on images (luminance data y), which are successively captured by an image capture section, using a first filter 102, which is a restoration filter generated corresponding to a point spread function of an optical system, and a second filter 104 of which a restoration strength is weaker than that of the first filter 102. Depending on a result of determination which is input from an in-focus determination section 150 and indicates whether or not the image at the current time point is in a target in-focus state, a selection section 122 selects and outputs either luminance data ya which is processed using the first filter 102 or luminance data yb which is processed using the second filter 104..
Fujifilm Corporation


06/09/16
20160165123 

Focus adjustment therefor


A focus adjustment method and a device for the same are capable of realizing automatic focusing on a feature point of an arbitrary object selected from an image in which objects having various shapes are captured. The focus adjustment method includes a first step of obtaining a partial captured image in which a portion of the substrate is captured by the image capture device, and displaying the partial captured image in the image display region having a plurality of divided regions, a second step of causing the in-focus determination device to perform in-focus image determination for one divided region that is selected by a user through the input device, and a third step of displaying the captured image, which has been determined as the in-focus image, in the image display region..
Musashi Engineering, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165105 

Hyperchromatic lens for recording time-resolved phenomena


A method and apparatus for the capture of a high number of quasi-continuous effective frames of 2-d data from an event at very short time scales (from less than 10−12 to more than 10−8 seconds) is disclosed which allows for short recording windows and effective number of frames. Active illumination, from a chirped laser pulse directed to the event creates a reflection where wavelength is dependent upon time and spatial position is utilized to encode temporal phenomena onto wavelength.
National Security Technologies, Llc


06/09/16
20160165101 

Lens dirtiness detection apparatus and lens dirtiness detection method


It is possible to consider an image as a composite wave that is the result of layering waves having differing periods and amplitudes. An image captured via a lens having a water droplet attached thereto has a higher occurrence of changes such as image blur than an image that does not have a water droplet attached thereto, which means that this type of change in an image results in changes in the composite wave thereof as well.
Clarion Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163129 

Interactive access to vehicle information


Implementations of the present invention contemplate utilizing the communicative connections between a telematics service provider (tsp), a communication device, and a telematics unit in a vehicle to interactively provide information pertaining to various components of a vehicle. Implementations contemplate that an image capture device is communicatively connected to the telematics unit in a vehicle and an operations control center of the tsp.
General Motors Llc


06/09/16
20160163117 

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium


There is provided a display control device including a display controller configured to place a virtual object within an augmented reality space corresponding to a real space in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in an image captured by an imaging part, and an operation acquisition part configured to acquire a user operation. When the user operation is a first operation, the display controller causes the virtual object to move within the augmented reality space..
C/o Sony Corporation


06/09/16
20160163105 

Method of operating a surgical navigation system and a system using the same


A method of operating a surgical navigation system is disclosed in which a user may easily recognize a depth perception between virtual organ models and a depth relationship between the virtual organ model and a surgical instrument by switching a two-dimensional organ image which is formed through an augmented reality to a virtual organ mode by three-dimensionally rendering the organ image. A method of operating a surgical navigation system comprises identifying an object from a body image captured by a camera, forming the object in a two-dimensional organ image by using an augmented reality, and forming a virtual organ model by three-dimensionally rendering the organ image..
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute Of Science And Technology


06/09/16
20160163101 

Apparatus and reconstructing skeletal image


An apparatus and method for reconstructing a skeletal image for osteoporotic diagnosis is disclosed. A skeletal image reconstruction method may include separating a region of interest (roi) corresponding to a skeletal system from an image captured from an inspection target, and reconstructing a high-resolution skeletal image by performing a finite element method (fem) and topology optimization on the roi..
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology


06/09/16
20160163032 

System for detecting image abnormalities


image capture systems including a moving platform; an image capture device having a sensor for capturing an image, the image having pixels, mounted on the moving platform; and a detection computer executing an abnormality detection algorithm for detecting an abnormality in the pixels of the image immediately after the image is captured by scanning the image utilizing predetermined parameters indicative of characteristics of the abnormality and then automatically and immediately causing a re-shoot of the image.. .
Pictometry International Corp.


06/09/16
20160162744 

Decision device provided to decide whether an eye is real or false


A decision device for deciding whether an eye having a macula and an optical axis is real or false includes: lighting means emitting an infrared flux towards the eye along an entry axis; an infrared capture means for capturing an image of the eye along an exit axis, the entry and exit axes being aligned with the optical axis so that the macula illuminated by the lighting means under the incidence of the entry axis is seen by the capture means; processing means for detecting, on an image captured by the capture means, whether a peripheral zone representing the iris exists and whether a central zone in the peripheral zone, the colour of which is representative of the macula existence, exists, and for delivering information representing this detection; and decision means for deciding whether the eye is real or false according to the information delivered by the processing means.. .
Morpho


06/09/16
20160162121 

Optical positional information detection apparatus and object association method


An optical positional information detection apparatus for detecting a position indicated by a pointer on a display surface. The optical positional information detection apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an image of one or more pointers situated within a predetermined distance from the display surface; an image obtaining unit that obtains a first image captured by the imaging unit and a second image captured by the imaging unit; a movement distance calculation unit that uses a first feature amount based on the first image in which first pointers are captured and a second feature amount based on the second image in which second pointers are captured so that the movement distance calculation unit calculates a movement distance from the first pointers to the second pointers; and an association unit that associates the second pointers with the first pointers based on a limitation on the movement distance..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161767 

Device interaction for correcting presbyopia


A system for correcting human vision includes a mobile device in wireless communication with a vision correction device. The vision correction device includes lenses that are positioned to correct a user's vision.

06/09/16
20160161673 

Alignment device, splicing device, aligning method, and splicing optical fibers


An optical fiber alignment device includes an image-capturing device capturing images of end surfaces of two optical fibers; an image-analyzing device obtaining position coordinates of two or more cores in the end surfaces from the image captured by the image-capturing device for each of the two optical fibers; a calculation device substituting the position coordinates of the cores obtained for each of the optical fibers in a theoretical equation that represents a total sum of axial deviation losses at the time of splicing the cores to each other, the calculation device obtaining a positional relationship between the end surfaces of the optical fibers from the theoretical equation such that the total sum of the axial deviation losses becomes a minimum; and a driving device arranging the optical fibers such that the end surfaces of the optical fibers satisfy the positional relationship obtained by the calculation device.. .
Fujikura Ltd.


06/09/16
20160159280 

Head-up display and program


An image synthesizer apparatus for vehicle includes an image generator and an error detector. From multiple cameras arranged to a vehicle so that an imaging region of each camera partially overlaps with an imaging region of an adjacent camera, the image generator acquires images of areas allocated to the respective cameras, and synthesizes the acquired images to generate a synthetic image around the vehicle viewed from a viewpoint above the vehicle.
Denso Corporation


06/02/16
20160156857 

Method and image capture through a display screen


An exemplary display device is a liquid crystal display (lcd), the on-screen imager is referred to as an lcd imager. Without affecting the display functions of an lcd device, an image sensing module is provided behind or within an lcd unit in the lcd device.

06/02/16
20160156842 

Collaborative image capturing


Systems and approaches are provided to allow for collaborative image capturing. Multiple user devices subscribed to the collaborative image capturing system can be synchronized to perform certain image capturing related tasks, including coordinated image capture.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


06/02/16
20160156836 

Image capture device and focus control method


Provided are an image capture device and a focus control method capable of performing reliability determination based on a phase difference af method at high speed. A phase difference af processing unit 19 of a digital camera performs a correlation operation of two images captured by a pixel pair p1, performs a correlation operation of two images captured by a pixel pair p2, performs a correlation operation of two images captured by a pixel pair p3, and performs a correlation operation of two images captured by a pixel pair p4.
Fujifilm Corporation


06/02/16
20160156834 

Apparatus and capturing lightfield image


An apparatus and method for capturing a light field image. The light field image capture apparatus includes a mirror array or a micro-lens array.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


06/02/16
20160156828 

Imaging controlling the same


An imaging apparatus is provided, which includes an image capturer configured to generate a plurality of short-exposure images by performing continuous imaging for a first time in a first imaging mode in which imaging is performed through exposure over the first time, a processor configured to control the image capturer to generate at least one short-exposure image by performing additional imaging after the first time if an imaging command is input in a state where the first imaging mode and an hdr (high dynamic range) mode are set, and an image processor configured to synthesize the short-exposure images generated by the image capturer by successively accumulating the short-exposure images.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160156825 

Outdoor exposure control of still image capture


A camera unit that captures still images determines whether the camera unit is outdoors or indoors, and in dependence on that an exposure mask of weights in respect of areas of an image to be an outdoor or indoor exposure mask is selected. The outdoor exposure mask has weights in respect of areas of the image corresponding to a lower region of a scene being imaged and weights in respect of areas of the image corresponding to an upper region of a scene being imaged in a ratio that is greater than the corresponding ratio in the indoor exposure mask.
Omg Plc


06/02/16
20160155307 

Monitoring camera and monitoring camera control method


An image signal processing dsp subjects an image captured by an imaging element having a zoom lens to image processing for identifying a tracking target. In accordance with zoom information generated by the image signal processing dsp, the main cpu controls the zoom lens and controls a turn table that moves the imaging element in panning and tilting directions in accordance with pan and tilt information, to track the tracking target.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160155214 

Control apparatus, image processing apparatus, lens apparatus, image processing system, control method, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for correcting deteriorated image


A control apparatus (103) includes a storage unit (103b) configured to store first data containing a plurality of coefficient data, and a determination unit (103c) configured to determine second data having a data amount smaller than a data amount of the first data from the first data stored in the storage unit based on information of an image processing apparatus performing image processing on an image captured by using an optical system, and an optical transfer function of the optical system is representable by using the plurality of coefficient data as coefficients of an approximation function having a predetermined order.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/02/16
20160155020 

Adapted vocabularies for matching image signatures with fisher vectors


A method includes adapting the universal generative model of local descriptors to a first camera to obtain a first camera-dependent generative model. The same universal generative model is also adapted to a second camera to obtain a second camera-dependent generative model.
Xerox Corporation


06/02/16
20160154941 

Protected health information image capture, processing and submission from a client device


A system and method that permits a user to utilize a means of capturing and managing one or more images containing protected health information (phi) on a mobile device, as disclosed herein. The user of the system and method may be required to undergo authentication and authorization to access the system and use the method..

06/02/16
20160154939 

Computing electronically indicating the acceptability of a product


In part, the invention relates to computing systems and methods for electronically indicating the acceptability of a product. An image capture and communication device may analyze a product label that includes one or more monitors, authentication elements, and identification elements.
Temptime Corporation


06/02/16
20160154827 

Terminal apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method


A terminal apparatus includes a first execution unit. The first execution unit includes an acquisition unit that acquires a captured image captured by an image capturing unit, a transmitting unit that transmits the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit to an image search system including a storage unit, in which objects and associated information associated with each other are stored, and an image search server that retrieves associated information associated with an object contained in the transmitted captured image and transmit the retrieved associated information to a transmission source of the captured image, a receiving unit that receives the associated information transmitted from the image search system based on the captured image transmitted from the transmitting unit, and a presenting unit that presents associated information corresponding to an externally-fed parameter, among the associated information received by the receiving unit..

06/02/16
20160154477 

Information processing system, information processing apparatus, transforming coordinates


An information processing system includes a pointer to designate a position in a three-dimensional space relative to a display, a first image capture device to capture the position designated by the pointer relative to the display as a virtual image of the pointer, a parameter calculator to calculate a first parameter used for transforming coordinates of the position designated by the pointer in the virtual image to world coordinates when the pointer is operated on the display by touching the display, or a second parameter used for transforming coordinates of the position designated by the pointer in the virtual image when the pointer is operated above the display without touching the display, and a world coordinate calculator to transform the coordinates of the position designated by the pointer in the virtual image to the world coordinates by applying the first parameter or the second parameter.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


06/02/16
20160154377 

System, extracting three-dimensional information of an object from received electromagnetic radiation


An apparatus and method to produce a hologram of an object includes an electromagnetic radiation assembly configured to receive a received electromagnetic radiation, such as light, from the object. The electromagnetic radiation assembly is further configured to diffract the received electromagnetic radiation and transmit a diffracted electromagnetic radiation.
Celloptic, Inc.


06/02/16
20160152336 

Human machine interface system


An electronic human machine interface (hmi) module is configured to receive at least one input from an operator of a manually-operated vehicle. The electronic hmi module includes an electronic graphical display unit and an electronic control module.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation


06/02/16
20160151059 

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


06/02/16
20160151029 

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.


06/02/16
20160150956 

Diagnosis supporting device and supporting diagnosis


A display, imaging units that capture a subject, an eye gaze detector that detects an eye gaze direction of the subject, from the captured image captured by the imaging units, a gaze point detector that detects a gaze point of the subject in a display region of the display, based on the eye gaze direction, an output controller that displays any of a plurality of diagnosis images on the display, selects the diagnosis image to be displayed next according to a position of the gaze point detected when the diagnosis image is displayed, from the plurality of diagnosis images, and further displays the selected diagnosis image on the display, and an evaluator that calculates an evaluation value of the subject, based on the gaze point detected by the gaze point detector when the diagnosis image is displayed.. .
Jvc Kenwood Corporation


05/26/16
20160150161 

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


A restoration filter based on a point spread function of an optical system is applied to source image data acquired through photographing using the optical system to acquire restored image data (s13: filter application step). Adjustment of an amplification factor of the difference between source image data and restored image data is performed, and recovered image data is acquired from the difference after adjustment and source image data (s15: gain adjustment step).
Fujifilm Corporation


05/26/16
20160150153 

Image capture device and focus control method


Provided are an image capture device and a focus control method capable of performing auto-focus (af) at high speed by reducing time until a focus control is completed even when a focus control based on a phase difference af method and a focus control based on a contrast af method are used in combination. A digital camera performs a correlation operation of two images captured by a pixel pair p1, performs a correlation operation of two images captured by a pixel pair p2, and determines reliability of correlation operation results based on information generated from the two correlation operation results.
Fujifilm Corporation


05/26/16
20160150135 

Multifunctional home monitoring system combined with lighting device


Disclosed is a multifunctional home monitoring system combined with a lighting device, which includes a main housing that includes a main control board. The main housing is provided therein with a detection module for detecting the environment, a control module for connection with household electric appliances, a status indicator assembly for reminding purposes, a speaker and microphone for receiving and recognition, and an led light assembly for illumination purpose, which are electrically connected to the main control board.

05/26/16
20160150119 

Dynamic image capture system


A dynamic image capture system includes an image capture device including a storage module, an image capture module for capturing a series of images at a predetermined image capture rate, and a control unit. The control unit includes a processing module for receiving the images from the image capture module, and is operable in one of a standard state, where the processing module stores all the images received from the image capture module in the storage module, and a selective-saving state, where the processing module selects a subgroup of the images from all the images received thereby at an image selection rate of 1/k, where k is an integer not less than one, and stores the subgroup of the images selected thereby in the storage module..
Trans Electric Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148963 

Multi-layer extraordinary optical transmission filter systems, devices, and methods


Systems, devices, and methods for an extraordinary optical transmission (eot) image capture system comprising optical components to capture light corresponding to an object, an eot filter device to receive the captured light and transmit wavelengths of interest, and an image sensor to receive the wavelengths of interest and capture an image corresponding to the object. The eot filter device comprising a first eot film with thickness teot1 and including upper and lower surfaces and a plurality of apertures having a pitch p1, a second eot film with thickness teot2 and including upper and lower surfaces and a plurality of apertures having a pitch p2; and an optical cavity disposed between the first and second eot films, the optical cavity having a thickness toc and a refractive index rioc, wherein the eot filter device transmits wavelengths of interest based on thicknesses teot1 and teot2, pitches p1 and p2, and thickness toc..
Lumilant, Inc.


05/26/16
20160148492 

Monitoring system


A monitoring system includes at least one sensor, at least one monitoring camera, a master device that is connected to a fixed telephone network so as to perform calls to other fixed telephones, and a mobile phone terminal that is connected to other mobile phones via a mobile phone network. The master device records an image captured by the monitoring camera or outputs warning information depending on whether or not an event is detected by at least two of the sensors and the monitoring cameras..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148421 

Integrated bird's eye view with situational awareness


A method of integrating a captured view with a mapped view of a mobile machine within a worksite is provided. The method may include generating the captured view based on image data received from one or more image capture devices installed on the mobile machine, generating the mapped view based on mapped data corresponding to the worksite received from one or more tracking devices, overlaying the mapped view onto the captured view, and scaling the mapped view to the captured view..
Caterpillar Inc.


05/26/16
20160148380 

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium


An image processing apparatus includes: an obtaining unit configured to obtain corresponding points group information for associating a position in an image captured in a first deformation state with a position in an image captured in a second deformation state; a calculation unit configured to calculate deformation from the image captured in the first deformation state to the image captured in the second deformation state based on the corresponding points group information; a display control unit configured to display, on a display unit, deformation progress information of an image based on the deformation calculated by the calculation unit; and a correction unit configured to correct the corresponding points group information. The calculation unit calculates the deformation based on the corresponding points group information corrected by the correction unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


05/26/16
20160148363 

Methods and systems for structural analysis


The present disclosure provides systems and methods for analyzing a structure. A method for analyzing a structure comprises capturing a at least one set of images of the structure in at least one range of wavelengths of light with an image capture device mounted on a vehicle.
Essess, Inc.


05/26/16
20160148317 

Mobile device for managing healthcare transaction data, computer program product and system for the same


A mobile device for managing healthcare transaction data is provided. The mobile device includes an i/o interface unit, an image capture unit, a network unit configured to communicate with a financial institution having financial data of the user and to transmit a claim request documentation for a qualifying expense to at least one of a health savings account custodian and a health insurance provider, and a computing unit coupled to the i/o interface unit.
Hsac, Llc.


05/26/16
20160148083 

Modulation of display imagery for barcode simulation


A method of modulating display imagery for barcode simulation is provided. Barcode information is received into a portable device.
Mobeam, Inc.






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