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Method and device for controlling and monitoring the surrounding areas of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav)

Mobile image capture system

Preventing driver distraction

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
09/11/14
20140257640
 Vehicle travel track control device patent thumbnailVehicle travel track control device
A vehicle travel track control device which includes a forward image capture device which captures an image ahead of a vehicle, and side image capture devices which capture an image on the left side and/or the right side of the vehicle. When it is possible to properly execute a travel track control on the basis of captured forward image information ahead of the vehicle, the travel track control is executed on the basis of the captured forward image information sent from the forward image capture device, and when it is not possible to properly execute a travel track control on the basis of the captured forward image information, the travel track control is executed on the basis of at least captured side image information sent from the side image capture devices..
09/11/14
20140257596
 Method and device for controlling and monitoring the surrounding areas of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) patent thumbnailMethod and device for controlling and monitoring the surrounding areas of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav)
The embodiments herein disclose a method and a remote control for controlling and monitoring surrounding areas of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) by an operator with a remote control comprising a flight display. The embodiments disclose a surprising advantageously effect for the purposes of controlling and monitoring the surroundings of a uav by combining the image captured by a uav camera with a transparently overlaid positional and navigation map providing a perception enabling the operator to have a complete overall view of the situation, utilizing a common screen section of a flight display and thereby not having to shift eye view.
09/11/14
20140257539
 Mobile image capture system patent thumbnailMobile image capture system
A mobile image capture system, a system comprising: a sensing unit for attaching to a vehicle, the sensing unit having a camera constructed and arranged to view a participant on the vehicle, the camera capturing at least one image; and processing electronics for storing data representing the captured at least one image or for relaying data representing the captured at least one image to a computer or a network.. .
09/11/14
20140256303
 Preventing driver distraction patent thumbnailPreventing driver distraction
In some embodiments, a processor-implemented method for disabling at least one text application on a mobile device may comprise: processing an image captured in a vehicle by a mobile device to identify a seat belt in the image; determining a slope of the seat belt relative to a horizon, wherein the horizon is determined using information pertaining to a position and an orientation of the mobile device relative to a frame of reference at a time when the image was captured; determining a speed of the mobile device; and disabling at least one text application on a mobile device based, on the slope of the seat belt and the speed of the mobile device.. .
09/11/14
20140254880
 Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to monitor environments patent thumbnailMethods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to monitor environments
Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to monitor environments are disclosed. An example method includes analyzing a first depth value corresponding to a coordinate of an object of an image captured by a depth sensor, the first depth value having been captured with the depth sensor positioned at a first angle relative to a reference axis; moving the depth sensor to a second angle relative to the reference axis, the second angle being different than the first angle; triggering capture of a second depth value at the coordinate with the depth sensor positioned at the second angle; and calculating a depth gradient for the coordinate based on the first and second depth values..
09/11/14
20140254874
 Method of detecting and describing features from an intensity image patent thumbnailMethod of detecting and describing features from an intensity image
The invention provides methods of detecting and describing features from an intensity image. In one of several aspects, the method comprises the steps of providing an intensity image captured by a capturing device, providing a method for determining a depth of at least one element in the intensity image, in a feature detection process detecting at least one feature in the intensity image, wherein the feature detection is performed by processing image intensity information of the intensity image at a scale which depends on the depth of at least one element in the intensity image, and providing a feature descriptor of the at least one detected feature.
09/11/14
20140254005
 Microscope and method for spim microscopy patent thumbnailMicroscope and method for spim microscopy
A method for spim microscopy, wherein the sample is moved continuously, and a plurality of images are taken at time intervals by means of a detection arrangement during the movement. The image capture duration or exposure time is dimensioned such that the movement path of the sample lies within a predetermined resolution range of the detection objective.
09/11/14
20140253906
 Imaging system patent thumbnailImaging system
An imaging system may be collect information related to a specific gemstone such that a user may later access those images in a manner that allows the user to emulate a microscope. The illustrative embodiment of the imaging system may allow a subject gemstone to be rotated by 360 degrees in yaw, pitch, and roll dimensions relative to an image capture device, and the linear distance between the image capture device and the subject gemstone to be adjusted.
09/11/14
20140253792
 Image capture apparatus and control method thereof patent thumbnailImage capture apparatus and control method thereof
Evaluation values relating to image capture are detected from at least two out of a plurality of images having different exposure amounts, which are used to generate a composite image. From a plurality of detected evaluation values relating to image capture, an evaluation value relating to image capture used to control an operation of an image capture apparatus is selected under a predetermined operation, thereby improving the detection accuracy of evaluation values relating to image capture in an hdr moving image capture operation..
09/11/14
20140253790
 Filter with first polarized portion and a second polarized portion patent thumbnailFilter with first polarized portion and a second polarized portion
A portable device including a light source, an image capture component with an image sensor, a filter with a first polarized portion and a second polarized portion, a mechanism to reposition the filter to overlap the light source with the first polarized portion of the filter and overlap the image sensor with the second polarized portion of the filter, and a controller to capture visual media with the image capture component.. .
09/11/14
20140253756
Two-dimensional solid-state image capture device and polarization-light data processing method therefor
A two-dimensional solid-state image capture device includes pixel areas arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, each pixel area being constituted by multiple sub-pixel regions, each sub-pixel region having a photoelectric conversion element. A polarization member is disposed at a light incident side of at least one of the sub-pixel regions constituting each pixel area.
09/11/14
20140253737
System and method of tracking an object in an image captured by a moving device
A system and method for calculating an expected change in a position of an object in a series of images resulting from a movement of an imager capturing such series of images, and comparing an actual position of such object in an image captured after such movement to determine if, and to what extent, a change in position of the object in such later captured image resulted from a change of a position in space of the object.. .
09/11/14
20140253686
Color 3-d image capture with monochrome image sensor
A method for forming a color surface contour image of one or more teeth projects each of a plurality of structured patterns onto the one or more teeth and records image data from the structured pattern onto a monochrome sensor array. Surface contour image data is generated according to the recorded image data from the structured pattern projection.
09/11/14
20140253512
Manipulation detection apparatus, manipulation detection method, and projector
A shadow region extraction portion compares the brightness of an image captured by a camera with a threshold value and extracts first and second shadows caused by first and second light sources for a user's finger. An approach degree detection portion detects an approach degree for the finger with reference to a manipulation surface from distance d between two feature points in the first and second shadows.
09/11/14
20140253511
System, information processing apparatus, and information processing method
A system includes: a projection unit that projects an image on a projection object; an image capturing unit that captures an image of a target object present in an optical path of projection light projected from the projection unit; a detection unit that detects light reflected from the target object, based on a captured image captured by the image capturing unit; a judging unit that judges position information of the target object in target space that corresponds to the image projected by the projection unit, based on the captured image; and an identification unit that identifies a projection area on the projection object in which the image is projected, based on the light reflected from the target object detected by the detection unit and the position information judged by the judging unit.. .
09/04/14
20140249950
Store system
In accordance with first embodiment, a store system comprises an image capturing apparatus configured to optically capture an image through an image capturing window; a display for customer configured to be selectively arranged in a horizontal or vertical manner at a side opposite to a side where the image capturing window is arranged to display the display data; a determination unit configured to determine whether the display for customer is placed vertically or horizontally; a sales registration unit configured to execute a sales registration processing in response to an image captured by the image capturing apparatus; and a display content changing unit configured to change, in response to a determination result based on the determination unit, the display data of the sales registration processing carried out by the sales registration unit displayed on the display for customer.. .
09/04/14
20140249798
Translation system and translation method thereof
A translation system is connected with at least two translation service providers through internet and includes an image capture unit, a data transmission unit, a comparing unit, and a display unit. A translation method is achieved by the foregoing translation system and includes the steps: capturing original data of original documents as an image data by means of the image capture unit; transmitting the image data to an image recognition unit and utilizing the image recognition unit to convert the image data into text data; transmitting the text data to the translation service providers for translation; utilizing the comparing unit to compare translation results and determine one of them as the best translation result according to the occurrence number of the same words in the compared translation results; and displaying the best translation result on a display unit.
09/04/14
20140248957
Portable electronic device having mobile communication capability
An example portable electronic device includes a display; user controls; a camera for capturing images; wireless communication circuitry for mobile communication; memory; and a processing system for controlling the portable electronic device. The processing system controls the portable electronic device to permit composing of an outgoing message and to permit viewing of an incoming message.
09/04/14
20140247998
Systems and methods for processing mobile images to identify and extract content from forms
Systems and methods for matching a received image with a template image are disclosed herein. Such systems and methods can advantageously enable an image captured by a mobile device (such as a smartphone or digital camera) to be correctly identified by the processing application.
09/04/14
20140247503
Liquid lens image capture device
An image capture module includes a liquid lens having a first and a second electrode, and a first and a second conductor element in electrical contact with the first and second electrode, respectively, the first and second conductor elements being each intended for connection with a voltage generator for driving the liquid lens. The first conductor element includes an electrically conductive body having a peripheral region for contact with the first electrode of the liquid lens with a light diaphragm aperture in a central region thereof..
09/04/14
20140247358
Image generation device for monitoring surroundings of vehicle
Provided is an image generation device that can generate a monitor display image suited for monitoring surroundings of a vehicle, even from an image captured using a wide-angle lens, such as a fisheye lens. Such an image generation device includes: an input unit to which a captured image of the surroundings of the vehicle is input, the captured image being acquired by a vehicle-mounted camera equipped with a wide-angle lens and being distorted; a setting unit that sets specific correction values for respective regions of the captured image that are separated by a reference line at a predetermined interval along a vertical direction of the captured image, the specific correction values being calculated based on a reference correction value of the wide-angle lens along the vertical direction of the captured image, the reference line extending in a horizontal direction of the captured image; an execution unit that applies distortion correction to the captured image using the specific correction values set by the setting unit; and an output unit that outputs, to a monitor, the captured image to which the distortion correction has been applied by the execution unit..
09/04/14
20140247346
Approaches for device location and communication
An electronic device can utilize image capture technology to detect the presence and location of another device. Using this information, the electronic device can display, in a user interface, a graphical element representing a detected device, along with identity information and the location of the detected device relative to the electronic device.
09/04/14
20140247325
Guided image capture
Examples are disclosed for determining a suggested camera pose or suggested camera settings for a user to capture one or more images. In some examples, the suggested camera pose or suggested camera settings may be based on an indication of the user's interest and gathered information associated with the user's interests.
09/04/14
20140247323
Wide area imaging system and method
The present invention provides a new and useful paradigm in wide area imaging, in which wide area imaging is provided by a step/dwell/image capture process and system to capture images and produce from the captured images a wide area image. The image capture is by a sensor that has a predetermined image field and provides image capture at a predetermined frame capture rate, and by a motorized step and dwell sequence of the sensor, where image capture is during a dwell, and the step and dwell sequence of the sensor is synchronized with the image capture rate of the sensor..
09/04/14
20140246496
Apparatus for and method of optimizing target reading performance of imaging reader in both handheld and hands-free modes of operation
An imaging reader reads targets by image capture in both handheld and hands-free modes of operation. Upon detection of the mode of operation, a controller sets the resolution and frame rate of a solid-state imaging sensor to different values in each mode to optimize target reading performance in each mode..
09/04/14
20140246495
Image processing device, image processing method, and program
There is provided an image processing device including an image composition unit that generates a composite image by compositing a plurality of color images having differing color components and acquired by image capture, and a code recognition unit that, from the composite image, recognizes an information code formed by a plurality of cells.. .
09/04/14
20140246487
Information processing apparatus and information processing method
In accordance with an embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a commodity; a specification unit configured to specify a commodity from the information contained in the image captured by the image capturing unit; a first detection unit configured to detect flag information from the captured image; and a second detection unit configured to detect service information from the captured image in a case where the flag information is detected by the first detection unit, wherein the first detection unit switches a flag information detection according to the commodity specified by the specification unit.. .
09/04/14
20140246334
Systems, devices and methods for multiplexed diagnostics
Exemplary embodiments provide diagnostic devices, systems and methods for determining the presence or absence of one or more markers or characteristics in one or more samples. An exemplary diagnostic device may display a first two-dimensional machine-readable output to indicate the presence or absence of a first characteristic in a sample.
08/28/14
20140244617
Suggesting media content based on an image capture
A method and/or system for suggesting media content based on an image capture may include receiving, from an electronic device, a request for recommendations based on an image capture, wherein the request comprises data associated with the image capture. One or more search objects may be determined based on an analysis of the request.
08/28/14
20140244070
Parking assist apparatus, parking assist method and program thereof
A parking assist apparatus includes a detection portion detecting a parking target position from a captured image captured by an imager or from distance information measured by a distance measuring portion, a setting portion setting the detected parking target position as a target of the parking assist, a moving amount calculation portion calculating a moving amount of the vehicle, the moving amount being calculated before the parking target position is set as the target of the parking assist, a correction portion correcting the parking target position on the basis of the calculated moving amount, and a display portion displaying a surrounding image which represents an external environment around the vehicle and a parking region image which indicates the parking-possible region at the parking target position corrected by the correction portion in a manner that the surrounding image and the parking region image are superimposed on each other.. .
08/28/14
20140243685
Dermatoscope devices
A dermatoscope has a generally circular viewing opening, a plurality of light sources including first and second groups of light sources arranged about the viewing opening, a first polarizer for polarizing light passing through the viewing opening, and a second polarizer for polarizing light emitted from the first group of light sources, wherein the first and second groups of light sources are arranged at different distances from a center of the viewing opening so that light from the second group of light sources is not polarized by the second polarizer. A further dermatoscope has a head portion including a generally circular viewing opening, and at least one light source arranged proximate to the viewing opening; and a body portion including an image capture device, wherein the head portion is pivotally attached to the body portion selectively allowing alignment of the center of the viewing opening with the center of the field of view of the image capture device.
08/28/14
20140243614
Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods
Ultrasound imaging devices and heads up displays, as well and systems utilizing both are described. In some embodiments, ultrasound data or images may be displayed on a heads up display, which may be a head-mounted display.
08/28/14
20140241620
Illumination estimation using natural scene statistics
A method for estimating illumination of an image captured by a digital system is provided that includes computing a feature vector for the image, identifying at least one best reference illumination class for the image from a plurality of predetermined reference illumination classes using the feature vector, an illumination classifier, and predetermined classification parameters corresponding to each reference illumination class, and computing information for further processing of the image based on the at least one best reference illumination class, wherein the information is at least one selected from a group consisting of color temperature and white balance gains.. .
08/28/14
20140241612
Real time stereo matching
Real-time stereo matching is described, for example, to find depths of objects in an environment from an image capture device capturing a stream of stereo images of the objects. For example, the depths may be used to control augmented reality, robotics, natural user interface technology, gaming and other applications.
08/28/14
20140241490
Extremity imaging apparatus for 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.
08/28/14
20140240950
Flash device and image capture device provided with flash device
A flash device of the present invention includes a flash main body, a light emitting section rotatably coupled to the flash main body, and a variable mechanism that can vary the angle in the vertical direction of the light emitting section between a normal irradiation direction angle and a desired irradiation direction angle different from the normal irradiation direction angle. The flash device further includes a drive section for driving the variable mechanism, a vertical direction angle detecting section for detecting the angle in the vertical direction of the light emitting section, and a control device for changing, with the drive section, the angle in the vertical direction of the light emitting section to the desired irradiation direction angle based on a detection signal of the vertical direction angle detecting section.
08/28/14
20140240584
Apparatus for adjusting the focus of an image capturing device
Described is an apparatus, including computer program products, for adjusting the focus of an image capturing device. An apparatus for capturing a focused digital image of a scene includes a lens having an optical surface including a deformation that is asymmetric with respect to an optical axis of the lens, and an aperture component configured to adjust a position of the aperture stop of the lens on a plane that is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of the lens.
08/28/14
20140240573
Shared-field projection and imaging system
According to one embodiment of the present invention a method for capturing images on a screen is disclosed. The method includes directing light from a surface of a spatial light modular to an image field using a projection system; capturing light from the image field using the projection system, the projection system directing at least a portion of the captured light to the spatial light modulator; and directing at least a portion of the received captured light to an image capture system using the spatial light modulator..
08/28/14
20140240549
Intelligent computational imaging system
In some embodiments, an electronic device, comprises an image capture device and logic to receive a first set of input frames from an image capture device, analyze the first set of input frames to determine whether multi-image processing is to be implemented, and in response to a determination that multi-image processing is to be implemented, determine a number of image frames required to capture a dynamic range of a scene, capture at least the number of image frames, align the number of images and merge the number of images into a merged image. Other embodiments may be described..
08/28/14
20140240546
Image capturing apparatus and information processing apparatus
An image capturing apparatus includes a temporary image accumulating unit in which still images are stored, the still images being captured automatically and continuously regardless of an instruction of a user; an image capturing timing data storage unit in which image capturing timing data is stored, the image capturing timing data including speech information based on sound data and delay time information which are associated with each other; an image capturing timing data specifying unit specifying image capturing timing data containing speech information corresponding to the sound data from the plurality of image capturing timing data; a sound event detecting unit detecting a sound event from the sound data; and a temporary image selecting unit selecting the still image captured at a time before the sound event from the temporary image accumulating unit based on the sound event and the delay time of the specified image capturing timing data.. .
08/28/14
20140240545
Electronic apparatus, method for controlling the same, and computer readable recording medium
An electronic apparatus is described. The electronic apparatus includes an image capture unit, a first image processor, a second image processor, a display unit, and an image storage unit.
08/28/14
20140240531
Image capture apparatus that controls photographing according to photographic scene
An image capture apparatus according to the present invention includes: sequentially estimating a photographic scene; sequentially setting, based on the photographic scene sequentially estimated, a photographic scene that serves as a basis for judging a photographic condition; sequentially displaying, based on the photographic scene sequentially set, scene identification information indicating the photographic scene being set; and controlling, for each photographic scene, an update condition for determining an update timing of the photographic scene set by the scene setting unit or an update timing of the photographic scene displayed by the scene display unit, so that, with this configuration, it is possible to preferably set a timing or a condition relating to setting.. .
08/28/14
20140240527
Receptacle for an image capture computing device
An apparatus comprises a receptacle configured to receive a mobile computing device that has an integrated image capture component. Further, the apparatus comprises a plurality of handles such that each handle is operably connected to the receptacle.
08/28/14
20140240526
Method for sharing by wireless non-volatile memory
The present invention includes steps of providing the image capturing device with a wireless transmitting non-volatile memory, wherein the image capturing device includes a first display, and wherein the wireless transmitting nonvolatile memory is used to store an image captured by the image capturing device and includes embedded wireless transmitting module, and the wireless transmitting non-volatile memory is separable from the image capturing device, the wireless transmitting non-volatile memory includes a sharing mode for sharing the image, a pair-wise application is coupled to the control unit for pairing with the wireless transmitting non-volatile memory for sharing the image by wireless transmission.. .
08/28/14
20140240469
Electronic device with multiview image capture and depth sensing
An electronic device (100) includes a first imaging camera (116) and a second imaging camera (114) disposed at a first surface (106). The first imaging camera (116) has a first angle of view and the second imaging camera (114) has a second angle of view greater than the first angle of view.
08/28/14
20140240169
Radar apparatus using image change detector and method of operating the same
Disclosed herein are a radar apparatus and a method of operating the same. The radar apparatus includes a clutter analysis unit, a screen change detection unit, a representative value acquisition unit, and a target detection unit.
08/21/14
20140236000
Catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus, catheter tip-end rotation angle detection method, and catheter tip-end rotation angle detection program
A catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus includes a catheter rotation angle detecting unit that detects a rotation angle of a catheter in an operator's hand, an image processing unit that extracts a catheter tip-end region from an x-ray fluoroscopic image of a first x-ray fluoroscopic capturing unit, a catheter tip-end rotation angle calculation unit that calculates an offset angle between an operator's hand-side rotation angle and a catheter tip-end rotation angle, from a fluoroscopic image captured at an action time of rotating the catheter by one turn, based on an angle at which a catheter tip-end region becomes a straight line in the image processing unit, and that calculates a catheter tip-end rotation angle based on the offset angle and the operator's hand-side rotation angle, during a catheter manipulation time, and an output unit that outputs the calculated catheter tip-end rotation angle.. .
08/21/14
20140235998
Method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images
A method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images includes mapping a virtual coordinate system used by a first medical apparatus and a virtual coordinate system used by a second medical apparatus to one another. The coordinate systems are associated with a real-time medical image captured by the first medical apparatus and a three-dimensional (3d) medical image previously captured by the second medical apparatus, respectively.
08/21/14
20140235945
Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
08/21/14
20140233845
Automatic image rectification for visual search
Disclosed is a computing device that can perform automatic image rectification for a visual search. A method implemented at a computing device includes receiving one or more images from an image capture device, storing the one or more images with the computing device, building a three dimensional (3d) geometric model for one or more potential objects of interest within an environment based on at least one image of the one or more images, and automatically creating at least one rectified image having at least one potential object of interest for a visual search..
08/21/14
20140233837
Systems and methods for storing image properties for recreating an image
Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for capturing elements of a negotiable instrument and generating a thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument for use in image recreation. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes: (a) receiving an image of the negotiable instrument, wherein the image of the negotiable instrument comprises one or more elements that are used for processing the negotiable instrument; (b) capturing, using the image capture device, images of one or more elements of the negotiable instrument; (c) generating a thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument based at least partially on an image of the negotiable instrument; and (d) storing the images of the one or more elements of the negotiable instrument and the thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument in the database..
08/21/14
20140233835
Systems and methods for recreating an image using white space and check element capture
Embodiments of the present invention relates to systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for capturing and storing elements of a negotiable instrument for use in image recreation. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes: (a) receive an image of the negotiable instrument, wherein the image of the negotiable instrument comprises one or more elements that are used for processing the negotiable instrument and non-element portions that are not used in processing the negotiable instrument; (b) capture, using the image capture device, images of one or more elements of the negotiable instrument; (c) store the images of the one or more elements of the negotiable instrument in the database; and (d) store, as white space, the non-element portions of the image of the negotiable instrument in the database..
08/21/14
20140233795
Driver assistance system, driver assistance method and information storage medium
A driver assistance system includes a mobile terminal provided on an automobile, and a detection server capable of communicating with the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes an image capture apparatus which captures images around the automobile, and an image transmission unit which transmits the captured image to the detection server.
08/21/14
20140232925
Four-lens module for image capture
An optical module having an object side and an image side; the module comprising, from the object side to the image side: a first positive meniscus lens having a convergence c1, made of a material having a refractive index nd1 and an abbe number vd1, a second negative meniscus lens having a convergence c2 made of a material having a refractive index nd2 and an abbe number vd2, a third positive meniscus lens having a convergence c3, made of a material having a refractive index nd3 and an abbe number vd3, a fourth negative lens having a convergence c4, made of a material having a refractive index nd4 and an abbe number vd4, wherein: 1.1<c1/c<1.35 ii c1/c2 ii>2 0.5<c1/c3<1.1 c1/vd1<<5.2 ii c2/vd2 ii<7 iiå(ci/vdi)ii<4 with i=1 to 4.. .
08/21/14
20140232904
Combining effective images in electronic device having a plurality of cameras
An image combining method in an electronic device having a plurality of cameras. In response to a photographing signal, images successively photographed through at least a first camera are successively stored.
08/21/14
20140232886
Image capture apparatus and method for controlling the same
An offset corresponding to an amount of geometric deformation is added to an amount of drive of an optical member due to an optical image shake correction so that the center of a reference area necessary for geometric deformation processing comes closer to the center of an imaging area. Because of this, a possibility is increased that a reference area necessary for geometric deformation processing is fully contained in an imaging area, and blurring of an image due to a motion of an image capture apparatus is effectively corrected by combining an optical image shake correction and a geometric deformation process..
08/21/14
20140232855
Shape measuring apparatus
A shape measuring apparatus includes a first light source, a second light source, an optical system, an image capturer, and a controller. The first light source emits visible light.
08/21/14
20140232843
Gain value of image capture component
A device to detect an object within proximity of the device, identify a brightness level of the object and modify a gain value of an image capture component based on the brightness level, determine whether the object includes a face, and capture an image of the face if the face is detected.. .
08/21/14
20140232818
Method and device for spherical resampling for video generation
A system and method generates a broadcast image. The method includes receiving a first image captured by a first camera having a first configuration incorporating a first center of projection.
08/21/14
20140232695
Touch-sensitive display devices
We describe a touch sensitive image display device including: an image projector to project a displayed image onto a surface; a touch sensor light source to project a plane of light above the displayed image; a camera to capture a touch sense image from light scattered from the plane of light by an approaching object; and a signal processor to process the touch sense image to identify a location of the object. The touch sensor light source is amplitude modulated, and signal processor is further configured to process a plurality of the touch sense images captured when said touch sensor light source is off to compensate for ambient light in a touch sense image captured when the touch sensor light source is on..
08/21/14
20140232538
Image display device, and image display method
In device 1 including rear view wide angle camera 11, and ecu 20 and display 30 displaying rearward image captured by the camera 11, display control section 25 of the ecu 20 and the display 30 divides the image into right and left rear lateral screens 204 and central rearward screen 202 for display, driver can determine which place is displayed. The section 25 and the display 30 do not display the same image on the screens 204, 202, the driver can understand the distance between object in the image and host vehicle 100.
08/21/14
20140230707
Sewing machine, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and sewing machine system
A sewing machine includes an embroidery frame moving portion, a sewing portion, a communication portion, a processor, and a memory. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that cause the processor to perform the steps of specifying an embroidery pattern and a size of the embroidery pattern, outputting the size of the embroidery pattern through the communication portion to a device provided with an image capture portion, acquiring positioning data through the communication portion, setting at least one of a position and the angle of a embroidery pattern on a sewing workpiece based on the positioning data, acquiring embroidery data, and causing the embroidery frame moving portion and the sewing portion to form stitches that make up the embroidery pattern on the sewing workpiece based on the embroidery data.
08/21/14
20140230706
Non-transitory computer-readable medium, sewing machine system, and embroidery frame
A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that, when executed by a processor of a device including an image capture portion configured to create image data, cause the processor to perform the steps of causing the image capture portion to create the image data by causing the image capture portion to capture an image of a range including at least one reference mark and at least one indicator mark, computing positioning data based on the image data, and outputting the positioning data. The at least one reference mark is provided on an embroidery frame.
08/14/14
20140229306
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..
08/14/14
20140228639
Feature differentiation image capture unit and method in a surgical instrument
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
08/14/14
20140228631
Surgical robot and control method for the same
A surgical robot and a control method for the enables measurement of external force applied to a surgical tool of a slave device. In the surgical robot, the slave device may include an external force measurement unit, an image capture unit, and a controller.
08/14/14
20140227774
Image capture and lighting apparatus
An apparatus for use in analysing microbial growth on a solid culture medium in a culture plate, the apparatus including an image capture device, a support for supporting the culture plate for the image capture device to capture an image of the solid culture medium and any microbial growth, a ring light between the image capture device and the support, for diffusely illuminating one side of the culture plate, and a frame for positioning the image capture device, support and ring light relative to each other.. .
08/14/14
20140226053
User interfaces for electronic devices
Disclosed herein are electronic device display interface embodiments for controlling a camera and for reviewing images captured in the device from the camera. For example, in some embodiments, a device is provided with a display for viewing images to be captured by the camera and to provide a display interface for controlling camera operation, wherein the display interface, when in an image capture mode, is to provide an image capture button with two or more smaller image mode buttons disposed adjacent to the image capture button..
08/14/14
20140226047
Shared readout low noise global shutter image sensor method
A method for operating a global shutter image sensor includes performing both a global shutter (image capture) operation and a rolling shutter (readout) operation. During the global shutter operation, image information (charges) are captured by photodiodes in every pixel, and then simultaneously transferred to charge coupled gate (ccg) devices provided in each pixel.
08/14/14
20140226044
Color image capture system and method for light modulation
A color image capture systems comprised of: a lens 110; a light sensitive sensor 114; a first wavelength dependent mask 120 located on an optical path 128 between the lens and sensor, wherein the first wavelength dependent mask 120 includes a first attenuation pattern for modulation of a light field; and a second wavelength dependent mask 130, wherein the second wavelength dependent mask includes a second attenuation pattern to modulate the modulated light field from the first wavelength dependent mask, the second wavelength dependent mask located on the optical path 128 between the first wavelength dependent mask and the sensor, further wherein the second wavelength dependent mask is separated from the sensor by a distance d.. .
08/14/14
20140226030
Wireless communication device
A wireless communication device is connected to an external device such as a personal computer. If an image capture device such as a digital camera is wirelessly connected to the external device, the wireless communication device behaves as the image capture device.
08/14/14
20140226011
Traffic lane recognizing apparatus and method thereof
Disclosed is a traffic lane recognizing apparatus and a method thereof. The traffic lane recognizing apparatus includes: a camera module; a display unit displaying an image captured by the camera module; and a controller detecting candidate traffic lanes from an image captured by the camera module, detecting double lines from the detected candidate traffic lanes, selecting a first traffic lane adjacent to a vehicle from among the detected double lines, selecting a second traffic lane adjacent to the vehicle from among the candidate traffic lanes, excluding the double lines, and displaying the first traffic lane and the second traffic lane on the image..
08/14/14
20140226008
Viewing system for vehicles, in particular commercial vehicles
A viewing system for a vehicle, in particular a commercial vehicle, includes an image capture unit, a computing unit, and a reproducing unit. The image capture unit includes a lens, which has an optical axis, and a digital image sensing unit, and is configured to be attached to the vehicle such that a viewing area on the side of the vehicle is sensed with at least one part of a first legally-prescribed field of view and with at least one part of a second legally-prescribed field of view.


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