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This page is updated frequently with new Image Capture-related patent applications.




Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
07/14/16
20160205381 
 Auto-alignment of image sensors in a multi-camera system patent thumbnailAuto-alignment of image sensors in a multi-camera system
A pair of cameras having an overlapping field of view is aligned based on images captured by image sensors of the pair of cameras. A pixel shift is identified between the images.
Gopro, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205329 
 Cinematic image blur in digital cameras based on exposure timing manipulation patent thumbnailCinematic image blur in digital cameras based on exposure timing manipulation
Cinematic motion blur and other cinematic effects are enabled during image capture through exposure timing manipulation. The resulting captured images and videos include one or more cinematic effects without the need for a user to impose the cinematic effects post-capture..
Gopro, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205317 
 Information processing device, recording medium, and information processing method patent thumbnailInformation processing device, recording medium, and information processing method
A non-transitory computer readable storage device includes a storage medium having a downloaded application stored therein. The downloaded application has instructions that when executed by processing circuitry configure the processing circuitry to receive sensor data from a sensor.
Sony Corporation


07/14/16
20160205306 
 Optical distance measurement system with dynamic exposure time patent thumbnailOptical distance measurement system with dynamic exposure time
There is provided an optical distance measurement system including an image sensor and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to generate an image to be calculated according to at least one image captured by the image sensor, wherein different image regions of the image to be calculated correspond to different exposure times thereby improving the accuracy of the distance calculation..
Pixart Imaging Inc.


07/14/16
20160203596 
 Laser beam welding diagnosis apparatus and laser beam welding diagnosis method patent thumbnailLaser beam welding diagnosis apparatus and laser beam welding diagnosis method
A laser beam welding diagnosis apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to capture images of a laser beam welding penetration side of a laser beam welded portion at a predetermined time interval; a feature amount calculating unit configured to calculate, from an image captured by the imaging unit, a feature amount of a jetted portion accompanying laser beam welding penetration; a welding diagnosis unit configured to determine that a welding defect in the laser beam welded portion has occurred when values of the feature amounts of a predetermined area around the laser beam welded portion on the laser beam welding penetration side become equal to or less than a predetermined value for a predetermined duration or longer; and an output unit configured to output a welding quality state including the occurrence of the welding defect.. .
Jfe Steel Corporation


07/14/16
20160203588 
 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
Even in a case where radiation imaging is performed using a grid, data lack which occurs at a time of radiation detection is appropriately corrected. An fpd controller 105 obtains data of an image captured by detecting radial rays.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160203456 
 Point-of-sale apparatus, control method, and system thereof for outputting receipt image for a camera of a personal computing device patent thumbnailPoint-of-sale apparatus, control method, and system thereof for outputting receipt image for a camera of a personal computing device
Pos apparatus, control method, and system thereof for outputting receipt image for a camera of a personal computing device. According to an aspect, a pos apparatus includes a computing device including a cpu and a memory, where the computing device is configured to execute a commodity registration process and a settlement processing, and a receipt image output device coupled to the computing device is configured to output a receipt image for camera image capture..
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation


07/14/16
20160203454 
 Information processing  recognizing specific person by the same patent thumbnailInformation processing recognizing specific person by the same
An information processing apparatus comprises an acquisition module configured to acquire a plurality of feature amount representing the features of a person who enters a store from an image captured by photographing the person who enters the store, a similarity degree calculation module configured to compare each of the plurality of feature amount acquired by the acquisition module with pre-stored corresponding feature amount of a specific individual to calculate a similarity degree therebetween and a notification module configured to output a notice if the similarity degree between one or all of the plurality of feature amount acquired by the acquisition module and pre-stored corresponding feature amount of the specific individual is higher than a specific threshold value.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160203391 
 Information technology asset type identification using a mobile vision-enabled robot patent thumbnailInformation technology asset type identification using a mobile vision-enabled robot
Mechanisms are provided for classifying an obstacle as an asset type. The mechanisms receive a digital image of an obstacle from an image capture device of an automated robot.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/14/16
20160203360 
 Systems and methods for performing actions in response to user gestures in captured images patent thumbnailSystems and methods for performing actions in response to user gestures in captured images
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for performing actions in response to gestures made by a user in captured images. In accordance with one implementation, a computer-implemented system is provided that includes an image capture device that captures at least one image, a memory device that stores instructions, and at least one processor that executes the instructions stored in the memory device.
Google Inc.


07/14/16
20160203356 

System for producing compliant facial images for selected identification documents


A method of recoding a photograph for use in a personal photo identification document such as a passport includes using a digital image capture system, including a digital camera, a computer processor, and memory to store specifications and requirements for a photo print in order to be compliant for use in a user selected photo id such as a passport for a selected country or jurisdiction, using the digital image capture system to capture a facial image, using facial image processing techniques to provide automatic detection of a face and facial feature points on the facial image, processing the facial image and generating a visual indication of compliance, and when compliant, generating the photograph based on the compliant facial image.. .
Kodak Alaris Inc.


07/14/16
20160203124 

Techniques for providing user image capture feedback for improved machine language translation


A computer-implemented technique includes techniques are presented for user image capture feedback for improved machine language translation. When machine language translation of ocr text obtained from an initial image has a low degree of likelihood of being an appropriate translation, these techniques provide for user image capture feedback to obtain additional images to obtain a modified ocr text, which can result in improved machine language translation results.
Google Inc.


07/14/16
20160202464 

Microscope observation tube smart-phone adaptor


The present invention generally relates to methods and devices for mounting an image capture device to an optical viewing instrument such as a microscope, telescope, or binocular. More specifically, some embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus for mounting a smart phone to an observation tube of microscope.
Iridex Corporation


07/07/16
20160198145 

Calibration guidance system and operation a calibration guidance system


An operation method of a calibration guidance system includes a feature extraction unit executing a feature extraction operation on a first image group including a first object captured by a multi-camera system to generate a first feature point group corresponding to a predetermined position within an image capture range of the multi-camera system; and a guidance unit determining whether to generate a direction indication to guide the first object to another predetermined position within an image capture range according to a first comparison result between a block corresponding to feature points of the first feature point group of the predetermined position and a predetermined block when a number of the feature points of the first feature point group is greater than a predetermined number.. .
Etron Technology, Inc.


07/07/16
20160198115 

Electronic apparatus, controlling electronic apparatus, and control program


To divide an image capture region into multiple regions for which different image capture conditions are set and to generate multiple moving images corresponding to the multiple regions. An electronic apparatus includes an image sensor that captures first and second moving images in first and second regions of an image capture region on different image capture conditions, the second region differing from the first region, and a moving image generation unit that generates the first and second moving images captured in the first and second regions..
Nikon Corporation


07/07/16
20160198075 

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


The image capture device includes an image capture element which is formed of a plurality of pixels and acquires a captured image by detecting light from a subject and converting the light into an electric signal, an optical path changing unit which changes an optical path of light incident on an image capture element and displaces a position of light incident on the image capture element, a state change determining unit which obtains a deviation of a brightness value per pixel in a captured image, determines whether or not a subject temporally changes its state based on the deviation, and outputs an optical path change instruction to an optical path changing unit when it is determined that the subject does not change its state, a correction value calculating unit which performs a predetermined correction value calculating process on captured images of the same subject before and after a state change by an image capture element and calculates a noise image contained in the captured image as a correction value, and a correction executing unit which eliminates noise from a captured image by use of a correction value.. .
Nec Corporation


07/07/16
20160196543 

Information processing apparatus, store system and information processing method


An information processing apparatus comprises a designating module which designates a target object from a dictionary in which a feature amount for recognizing an object is stored for each object; an acquisition module which acquires an image captured by photographing an object; a calculation module which compares the feature amount of the object contained in the image acquired by the acquisition module with the feature amount of the object designated by the designating module to calculate a similarity degree therebetween; an updating module which updates, according to the similarity degree calculated by the calculation module, a list in which the image acquired by the acquisition module and the similarity degree of the object contained in the image are stored in an associated manner; and an output module which outputs the image and information indicating the similarity degree of the image in the updated list by the updating module.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


07/07/16
20160193972 

Image capturing system with flexible transfer element


The invention relates to an image capturing system with a camera unit for capturing images of the outside area of a motor vehicle, and with a protective element, wherein at least the camera unit and/or the protective element can be moved via a mechanism by means of a drive from at least a closed position (ia) into at least an open position (iia), wherein in the closed position (ia) of the protective element at least one lens of the camera unit is located behind the protective element so as to be inaccessible from the outside, and in the open position (iia) at least the lens of the camera unit is exposed for image capture by the protective element. It is essential to the invention that at least the deflecting element is arranged on the mechanism, the deflecting element serving to change the direction of force applied to the mechanism, thus allowing a compact installation space to be realised..
Huf Hulsbeck & Furst Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/07/16
20160193692 

Devices and methods for monitoring, in particular for regulating, a cutting process


The invention relates to devices and methods for monitoring or regulating a cutting process on a workpiece. A focusing element focuses a high-energy beam onto the workpiece.
Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen Gmbh + Co. Kg


07/07/16
20160193681 

Synchronized image capture for welding machine vision


An automated welding device comprises a camera, processing circuitry, a welding torch, and an electromechanical subsystem. The camera is operable to capture, using visible and/or infrared wavelengths, an image of one or more workpieces.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


06/30/16
20160191901 

3d image capture apparatus with cover window fiducials for calibration


A 3d imaging apparatus with enhanced depth of field to obtain electronic images of an object for use in generating a 3d digital model of the object. The apparatus includes a housing having mirrors positioned to receive an image from an object external to the housing and provide the image to an image sensor.

06/30/16
20160191865 

System and estimating an expected waiting time for a person entering a queue


A system and method for estimating an expected waiting time for a person entering a queue may receive image data captured from at least one image capture device during a period of time prior to the person entering the queue; calculate, based on the image data, one or more prior waiting time estimations, a queue handling time estimation, and a queue occupancy; assign a module weight to each of the one or more prior waiting time estimations and to the queue handling time estimation; generate, based on at least the calculations of the one or more prior waiting time estimations, the queue handling time estimation, and the respective module weights, a recent average handling time for the prior period of time; and determine the expected waiting time based on the recent average handling time and the queue occupancy.. .

06/30/16
20160191862 

Wearable camera


A capture, a storage that stores data of a video image captured by the capture, an attribute information assigning switch that inputs an operation of assigning attribute information related to the data of a video image, and an attribute selecting switch that inputs an operation of selecting the attribute information are included. When there is an input from the attribute information assigning switch, the attribute information associated with a setting state of the attribute selecting switch is stored in the storage by being assigned to data of a video image..

06/30/16
20160191832 

Method for driving image capture device, image capture device, and image capture system


An image capture device includes multiple pixels, each of which has multiple photoelectric conversion elements. Each of first pixels which are some of the pixels outputs a signal based on charges obtained by adding together the charges generated in the photoelectric conversion elements.

06/30/16
20160191814 

Dual lens digital zoom


A camera with a pair of lens/sensor combinations, the two lenses having different focal lengths, so that the image from one of the combinations has a field of view approximately two to three times greater than the image from the other combination. As a user of the camera requests a given amount of zoom, the zoomed image provided will come from the lens/sensor combination having the field of view that is next larger than the requested field of view.

06/30/16
20160191804 

Methods and systems for displaying data


Methods and systems for displaying data for use in an electronic device are provided. First, an image corresponding to at least one specific object is captured by an image capture unit.

06/30/16
20160191434 

System and improved capture, storage, search, selection and delivery of images across a communications network


The present invention generally relates to a system, implemented over a communications network, enabling system users (“users”) to view and obtain photographs and videos (“images”) of users, to direct the taking of images by such users and to enable users to procure images, including digital images as well as physical prints and products, and to provide such images to users. The system allows users to easily view and procure images taken by cameras operated by venues, independent photographers or other people in the same location.

06/30/16
20160190193 

Two-dimensional solid-state image capture device with polarization member and color filter for sub-pixel regions 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.

06/30/16
20160189425 

Determination of augmented reality information


Systems and methods may provide for obtaining or implementing augmented reality information. A logic architecture may be employed to detect a low acceleration condition with respect to an image capture device.

06/30/16
20160189392 

Object tracking apparatus, control method therefor and storage medium


An image capture apparatus functions as an object tracking apparatus for tracking an object included in provided images, registers a partial image indicating an object as a template, and performs template matching for estimating a region by using the template and histogram matching for registering a histogram of a partial image indicating the object and estimating a region by using the histogram. In a case where a distance between the estimation region based on the histogram matching and the estimation region based on the template matching is within a predetermined range, the estimation region based on the template matching is employed as an object region, and in a case where the distance between the estimation region based on the histogram matching and the estimation region based on the template matching is not within the predetermined range, the estimation region based on the histogram matching is employed as the object region..

06/30/16
20160189252 

User identification and personalization based on automotive identifiers


A system and method for user identification and personalization based on automotive identifiers are described. Image data of a vehicle is received from an image capture device.

06/30/16
20160189172 

Sentiment analysis


A method may include analyzing images of a setting that are captured by an image capture system. The method may further include determining, based on the analysis of the images, non-verbal expressions captured in the images.

06/30/16
20160188984 

Lane partition line recognition apparatus


A lane partition line recognition apparatus for recognizing left-side and right-side lane partition lines of a traveling lane of a roadway in which a vehicle carrying the apparatus is traveling based on a forward image captured by a vehicle-mounted camera. The apparatus includes an offset detector configured to detect an offset amount indicative of a positional relationship between each of the left-side and right-side recognized lane partition lines and the vehicle and a predictor configured to, if only one of the left and right lane partition lines of the traveling lane of the subject vehicle is recognized, stochastically predict a position of the unrecognized one of the left and right lane partition lines based on the offset amount detected by the offset detector..

06/30/16
20160188964 

System for video based face recognition using an adaptive dictionary


The method includes a dictionary including a target collection defined by images that are known with a defined level of certainty to include a subject and an imposter collection defined by images of individuals other than the subject. In the method, images of an area are captured over a period of time.

06/30/16
20160188959 

Image capture apparatus capable of processing photographed images


In an image capture apparatus comprising an image capture unit including an image sensor and a control unit including a cpu, the control unit detects a facial portion of a person within an image captured by the image capture unit and performs image processing unique to a person on the facial portion, and, in a case in which it is possible to estimate that a person is a target for photographing in a method different from a detection of a face of the person, the control unit controls to perform the image processing unique to a person on a skin color portion detected within the image.. .

06/30/16
20160188831 

Capturing data for individual physiological monitoring


A method for capturing images of an individual to determine wellness for such individual, including establishing baseline physiological data for the individual, and baseline capture condition data for the individual; detecting and identifying the presence of the individual in the image capture environment; providing semantic data associated with the individual; capturing one or more images of the individual during a capture event and determining the capture conditions present during the capture event; using the event capture conditions, the baseline physiological data for the individual and the baseline capture condition data to determine the acceptability of event captured images; and using the acceptable images and the semantic data in determining the wellness of the individual.. .

06/30/16
20160187655 

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system


An image acquisition unit acquires an image captured by a first imaging device provided in a hmd for presenting an image observed when a three-dimensional image in a virtual three-dimensional space is projected onto a real-world setting, the first imaging device being configured to visualize an area including a field of view of a user wearing the hmd. A marker detection unit detects a marker included in the image captured by the first imaging device and acquired by the image acquisition unit.

06/30/16
20160187528 

Methods and means for creating three-dimensional borehole image data


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

06/30/16
20160187263 

Remote analyte testing system


A system includes an apparatus having a test medium with a machine-readable identifier, the medium enabled to accept an analyte for a test, a network-connected communication device having imaging capability, enabled to record contextual information, and executing coded instructions, a server having coupled to at least one data repository, and coded instructions executing on a processor. A user applies the analyte to the test medium, allows time to complete, and initiates an image capture, wherein a data structure, including at least a resulting image, images or video stream, including one or more images of the test result, one or more images of the machine-readable identifier, contextual information captured at the time of the test and identify of the test subject providing the analyte, is transmitted on the network to the network-connected server, where the data structure is recorded..

06/30/16
20160187210 

System and method to measure force or location on an l-beam


Force and location sensing systems and methods are disclosed. A method comprises bending a l-beam at an initially unknown location on a force-supporting portion of the l-beam, the l-beam substantially having a tension side and a compression side, measuring a first local stress at a first location on the tension side, measuring a second local stress at a second location on the tension side, measuring a third local stress at a third location on the compression side, and measuring a fourth local stress at a fourth location on the compression side.

06/30/16
20160187199 

Sensor-synchronized spectrally-structured-light imaging


An image capture device, such as a smartphone or point of sale scanner, is adapted for use as an imaging spectrometer, by synchronized pulsing of different led light sources as different image frames are captured by the image sensor. A particular implementation employs the cie color matching functions, and/or their orthogonally transformed functions, to enable direct chromaticity capture.

06/30/16
20160187187 

System and method to measure force or location on an l-beam


Force and location sensing systems and methods are disclosed. A method comprises bending a l-beam at an initially unknown location on a force-supporting portion of the l-beam, the l-beam substantially having a tension side and a compression side, measuring a first local stress at a first location on the tension side, measuring a second local stress at a second location on the tension side, measuring a third local stress at a third location on the compression side, and measuring a fourth local stress at a fourth location on the compression side.

06/30/16
20160187186 

System and method to measure force or location on an l-beam


Force and location sensing systems and methods are disclosed. A method comprises bending a l-beam at an initially unknown location on a force-supporting portion of the l-beam, the l-beam substantially having a tension side and a compression side, measuring a first local stress at a first location on the tension side, measuring a second local stress at a second location on the tension side, measuring a third local stress at a third location on the compression side, and measuring a fourth local stress at a fourth location on the compression side.

06/30/16
20160187123 

Methods, 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..

06/30/16
20160184998 

Robot identification system


A robot identification system includes a robot having a rotatable arm, an imaging unit imaging the robot, an angle detector detecting a rotation angle of the arm, a model generator producing robot models representing the forms of the robot on the basis of the rotation angle detected by the angle detector, and an image identification unit that compares an image captured by the imaging unit with the robot models generated by the model generator to identify a robot image in the image.. .

06/30/16
20160184945 

Machining device with visual sensor for locating contaminants


A machining device is provided with a machine tool, a pallet to which a workpiece is secured, a pallet changer configured to move and change the pallet, and a workpiece attaching unit configured to attach and detach the workpiece to and from the pallet. Further, the machining device is provided with a visual sensor configured to capture an image of the pallet, and contaminants that may possibly cause jamming as the workpiece is supplied to the pallet are detected from the image captured by the visual sensor.

06/30/16
20160183463 

Control arrangement and controlling a position of a transfer device of a harvesting machine


Present invention is an adjustable transfer device for unloading processed crop onto a container of a transport vehicle including a control arrangement with an electronic control unit, among other integrated components. Electronic control unit calculates position of expected point of incidence of crop flow on the container within field of view of optical image capture device, displays image of container together with symbol representing calculated expected point of incidence of crop flow on container on display, receives adjustment inputs from user interface for adjusting position of actuator and thus of adjustable transfer device, updates position of symbol in image on display, receives confirmation input from user interface once symbol in image on display is in appropriate position, derives at least one feature in image representing container, and tracks container within output signal of image processing system based on retrieved image feature and controls actuator accordingly to fill container with crop..

06/23/16
20160183014 

Hearing 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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






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