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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
01/28/16
20160028985 
 Threshold-monitoring, conditional-reset image sensor patent thumbnailThreshold-monitoring, conditional-reset image sensor
An image sensor architecture with multi-bit sampling is implemented within an image sensor system. A pixel signal produced in response to light incident upon a photosensitive element is converted to a multiple-bit digital value representative of the pixel signal.
Rambus Inc.


01/28/16
20160028967 
 Image set alignment and combination processing patent thumbnailImage set alignment and combination processing
A method and apparatus for aligning and combining images. The method includes identifying feature points in an image in images generated of a scene by a camera and identifying locations of the identified feature points in remaining images in the images.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028963 
 Apparatus and  image capture using image stored in camera patent thumbnailApparatus and image capture using image stored in camera
An apparatus and a method thereof are provided, the apparatus including a first memory; a second memory; an image sensor; and a controller configured to obtain, using the image sensor, a plurality of images including a first image and a second image corresponding to at least one object in a first resolution, each of the first image and the second image corresponding to a different time from each other; store, in the first memory, the first image at least temporarily; display, via a display operatively coupled with the controller, the second image in a second resolution; and store, in the second memory, the first image stored in the first memory, in response to an input received in relation with the second image as displayed via the display.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028949 
 Image photographing apparatus and image photographing method patent thumbnailImage photographing apparatus and image photographing method
An image photographing apparatus and an image photographing method are provided. The image photographing apparatus includes: a plurality of image capturers respectively comprising lenses having different focal distances and respectively configured to capture a plurality of images having different resolutions; a storage configured to store the plurality of images captured by the plurality of image capturers; an image processor configured to adjust properties of the plurality of images to correspond to each other; a controller configured to, in response to a magnification change command being input, control the image processor to synthesize the plurality of images of which the properties are adjusted and generate a synthesis image of a magnification changed according to the magnification change command; and a display configured to display the synthesis image..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027221 
 Methods and systems for generating and joining shared experience patent thumbnailMethods and systems for generating and joining shared experience
According to an example, a computer may receive characteristics information of an object in a video stream captured by a first computing device, generate a signature based on the characteristics information, identify an augmented reality information associated with the signature, transmit the augmented reality information to the first computing device, receive, from a second computing device, a set of characteristics information of the object in an image captured by the second computing device, determine that the set of characteristics information from the second computing device has a second signature that matches the signature generated based on the characteristics information received form the first computing device, and transmit the identified augmented reality information to the second computing device.. .
Longsand Limited


01/28/16
20160027219 
 Augmented reality systems and methods used to identify toys and trigger video and graphics patent thumbnailAugmented reality systems and methods used to identify toys and trigger video and graphics
An augmented reality system, used to identify toys and trigger video and graphics, includes an input device, one or more toy markers, a computer database, and a controller. Both the input device and the database are coupled to a network.
Rubicon Group Holding Limited


01/28/16
20160027177 
 Creating camera clock transforms from image information patent thumbnailCreating camera clock transforms from image information
Systems and methods are provided for using imagery depicting a timekeeping device to determine a clock offset for a particular image capture device. The clock offset can be used to correct timestamps associated with one or more images captured by such image capture device.
Google Inc.


01/28/16
20160026894 
 Ultrasound computed tomography patent thumbnailUltrasound computed tomography
Ultrasound computed tomography is a system of devices that reconstructs a series of 2 dimensional ultrasound images into a 3 dimensional computed tomographic model of an object by cataloguing ultrasound image frames according to the ultrasound probe's position in 3 dimensional space at the time of image capture. Capturing the position and orientation of an ultrasound probe at the time of image frame acquisition allows for appropriate placement of each 2 dimensional ultrasound image within a 3 dimensional computed tomographic workspace.

01/28/16
20160026866 
 Use of camera metadata for recommendations patent thumbnailUse of camera metadata for recommendations
In various example embodiments, a system and method for using camera metadata for making recommendations are presented. At least one image file having camera metadata is received.

01/28/16
20160026339 
 Handwriting systems and operation methods thereof patent thumbnailHandwriting systems and operation methods thereof
A handwriting system includes a light source module, an image sensing apparatus and a processing circuit. The light source module is configured to provide a light source to illuminate an object on a plane.
Pixart Imaging Inc.


01/28/16
20160026306 

Hand-held electronic device, touch-sensing cover and computer-executed method


In a shadeless touch hand-held electronic device, partial or whole area of the touch-sensing structure is disposed on the cover, the panel displays an image capture interface. The control unit is electrically connected to the touch-sensing cover, the panel and the image capture unit, and executes following steps of: computing the a trigger event of a plurality of detection points of the touch-sensing structure; comparing the trigger event with an initiative determination condition pre-stored in the shadeless touch hand-held electronic device; permitting the touch-sensing structure to receive at least one input action inputted by a user if the trigger event conforms to the initiative determination condition; and executing an operation corresponding to the input action.
Hannstar Display Corporation


01/28/16
20160026189 

Method and system for automatic autonomous landing of an aircraft


A system for automatic landing of an aircraft on a runway, including an onboard image capture system, image analyzer for detecting in an image a landing runway and determining characteristics of a segment connecting a planned point of impact on the runway and a vanishing point of the image, a measurement module for measuring observables in an inertial frame tied to the runway, on the basis of characteristics of the segment, the observables including a first observable, a second observable, and a third observable, an estimator for estimating longitudinal, lateral and vertical position deviations of aircraft position relative to point of impact from measurements of the first, second and third observables, and guidance for determining aircraft guidance orders from the longitudinal, lateral and vertical deviations and of the relative heading angle.. .
Airbus Operations (s.a.s.)


01/28/16
20160022009 

Handheld treatment modifying keratinous surfaces


An apparatus for treating human skin includes an outer housing including a graspable portion and an applicator portion comprising an applicator head and at least one nozzle in the applicator portion having a main axis for delivering a skin treatment composition through an opening in the applicator head onto human skin. An image capture device captures images of the human skin through the opening.
The Procter & Gamble Company


01/28/16
20160022008 

Handheld treatment modifying keratinous surfaces


An apparatus for treating human skin includes an outer housing including a graspable portion and an applicator portion comprising an applicator head and at least one nozzle in the applicator portion having a main axis for delivering a skin treatment composition through an opening in the applicator head onto human skin. An image capture device captures images of the human skin through the opening.
The Procter & Gamble Company


01/21/16
20160021313 

Image processing apparatus


An image processing apparatus that processes an image includes: an image acquisition portion that acquires a captured image from an imaging apparatus which captures an image of a vicinity of a vehicle; and an image generator that generates a display image in which a support image for supporting driving is superimposed on the acquired captured image captured by the imaging apparatus, the image generator being configured to (i) make a determination as to whether the vehicle is in a stopped state or a moving state, and (ii) select a type of the support image to be superimposed on the acquired captured image in the display image based on the determination as to whether the vehicle is in the stopped state or the moving state.. .
Fujitsu Ten Limited


01/21/16
20160021288 

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, an ultrasonic sensor, a vehicle-reversing image capture device and a display device. The vehicle-reversing image capture device includes a controlling unit and a camera.
Seeways Technology Inc.


01/21/16
20160019934 

Continuing media playback after bookmarking


One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, using a processor, a consumer of media content; detecting, using data derived from a device selected from the group consisting of an image capture device and an audio capture device, a trigger event associated with the consumer; and creating, using a processor, a bookmark at a location in the media content associated with the detection of the trigger event. Other embodiments are described and claimed..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


01/21/16
20160019701 

Tomographic image generating system


An embodiment of an tomographic image generating system may include: an imaging member that includes a radiation source, a radiation detector and a subject table, and captures the projected image a predetermined number of times while changing a positional relationship between the radiation source and the radiation detector; a reconstructing member that generates a tomographic image of the subject from the projected image captured by the imaging member; an acquiring member that acquires a thickness of the subject and/or a two-dimensional shape of a surface of the subject, the surface of the subject being irradiated with radiation; and a controlling member that determines an imaging condition for the imaging member and/or a reconstructing condition for the reconstructing member generating the tomographic image of the subject, on the basis of the thickness and/or the two-dimensional shape of the subject acquired by the acquiring member.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019691 

Image processing apparatus ophthalmologic imaging system and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an identifying unit configured to identify a region relating to the movement of blood cells on a fundus image captured by an ophthalmologic imaging apparatus that includes an adaptive optics system, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire information relating to a tissue that is positioned on a back side of a position where the movement of blood cells is recognized, when it is seen from an anterior eye part side, in the identified region.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/21/16
20160019676 

Systems and methods for transforming an image


Systems, methods, and computer-readable media acquire an image captured with a mobile device. Motion sensor data of the mobile device at or near a time when the image was captured is acquired.
Facebook, Inc.


01/21/16
20160016763 

Control device using image tracking technology for controlling overhead crane system


A control device using image tracking technology for controlling overhead crane system is disclosed, in which a plurality of image capturers are used to monitor a operating space and a position of the hoisted load, a respective image of two of which are used to establish a 3d coordinate data, so that an image processor calculates parameters including a hoisted load position (p), a swing angle (θ) and a cable length (i) by referring to the images received, and generates a feedback signal to a crane controller. The crane controller issues a drive signal according to the feedback signal to drive the overhead crane system..
Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.o.c.


01/14/16
20160014371 

Social television telepresence system and method


Management of received images of remote participants displayed to a local participant in a telepresence system commences by first establishing the orientations of the remote telepresence system participants relative to their respective image capture devices (telepresence cameras). The received images of the remote participant(s) undergo processing for display to the local participant in accordance with the established orientations to control at least one of image visibility and image location within the displayed image observed by the local participant..
Thomson Licensing


01/14/16
20160014317 

Electronic device, storing method, and camera


An electronic device includes: an operation unit; a detection unit that detects a position or an orientation; a communication unit that communicates with an external device including an image capture unit; and a storing unit that stores image data, wherein the communication unit receives image data generated by the image capture unit from the external device after transmitting information instructing the image capture unit included in the external device to capture an image in response to an operation of the operation unit, and the storing unit stores the image data received and information on the position detected by the detection unit or information on the orientation detected by the detection unit.. .
Nikon Corporation


01/14/16
20160014314 

Camera device including multiple optical chains and related methods


A camera device includes multiple sensors with each sensor including an integrated multi-element filter. Because of the use of different filters in different sensors, a wide variety of filter patterns can be supported in a single camera device without the need for moveable or otherwise changeable filters.
The Lightco Inc.


01/14/16
20160012416 

Method for using barcodes and mobile devices to conduct payment transactions


Embodiments of the invention facilitate payment transactions by integrating the image capture and image processing capabilities of certain mobile devices with the card-based payment transaction infrastructure. In some embodiments, a camera contained in a mobile device is used to capture an image of a barcode that is visible on the surface of a substrate.

01/14/16
20160012380 

Work management system and work management method


A work management system (1) includes: an image capturing device (20) worn by a worker; and a server device (60). The image capturing device (20) includes: an image capturing section (21) for capturing an image of a work range of the worker; and a communication section (30) for transmitting, to the server device (60), at least one of (i) the image captured by the image capturing section (21) and (ii) generated information generated in accordance with the image.
Omron Corporation


01/14/16
20160012363 

Work management system and work management method


A work management system (1) includes: an image capturing device (20) worn by a worker; and a server device (60). The image capturing device (20) includes: an image capturing section (21) for capturing an image of a work range of the worker; and a communication section (30) for transmitting, to the server device (60), at least one of (i) the image captured by the image capturing section (21) and (ii) generated information generated in accordance with the image.
Omron Corporation


01/14/16
20160012362 

Work management system and work management method


A work management system (1) includes: an image capturing device (20) worn by a worker; and a server device (60). The image capturing device (20) includes: an image capturing section (21) for capturing an image of a work range of the worker; and a communication section (30) for transmitting, to the server device (60), at least one of (i) the image captured by the image capturing section (21) and (ii) generated information generated in accordance with the image.
Omron Corporation


01/14/16
20160012361 

Work management system and work management method


A work management system (1) includes: an image capturing device (20) worn by a worker; and a server device (60). The image capturing device (20) includes: an image capturing section (21) for capturing an image of a work range of the worker; and a communication section (30) for transmitting, to the server device (60), at least one of (i) the image captured by the image capturing section (21) and (ii) generated information generated in accordance with the image.
Omron Corporation


01/14/16
20160012309 

Room information inferring apparatus, room information inferring method, and air conditioning apparatus


A room information inferring apparatus that infers information regarding a room has an imaging unit that captures an image of a room that is to be subjected to inferring, a person detector that detects a person in an image captured by the imaging unit, and acquires a position of the person in the room, a presence map generator that generates a presence map indicating a distribution of detection points corresponding to persons detected in a plurality of images captured at different times, and an inferring unit that infers information regarding the room based on the presence map.. .
Omron Corporation


01/14/16
20160012308 

Image capture and identification system and process


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


01/14/16
20160012288 

Character recognition method and character recognition system


A character recognition method for recognizing a character printed over a background pattern on a valuable medium includes acquiring a character image captured by capturing the character printed on the valuable medium; evaluating a degree of similarity between the character image and each template image, the template image having been obtained beforehand by capturing each character that had a possibility of having been printed on the valuable medium and of which background area is evenly filled; and determining that the character corresponding to the template image showing the highest degree of similarity at the evaluating is the character included in the character image.. .
Glory Ltd.


01/14/16
20160012282 

Object sensing device


In order to provide an object sensing device whereby, among limited computation resources, performance is improved in sensing an object when sense processing a plurality of objects to be sensed, an object sensing device includes image capture units which capture images external to a host vehicle, and a processing device which sense processes objects to be sensed from the images which are captured by the image capture units, said processing device further including: a scene analysis unit which analyzes a travel scene of the host vehicle; a process priority change unit which changes a sensing process priority of the object to be sensed on the basis of the travel scene which is analyzed by the scene analysis unit; and an object to be sensed sensing unit which carries out a sensing of the object to be sensed on the basis of the sensing process priority which is changed by the process priority change unit.. .
Hitachi Automative Systems, Ltd.


01/14/16
20160011420 

Glasses-type terminal and controlling the same


Embodiments of the present invention include an eyewear-type mobile terminal, including a camera configured to capture an image, a frame formed to be worn on a user's head, a sensor configured to detect touches on the frame, a display coupled to the frame and configured to display information, and a controller configured to cause the display to display a first image captured via the camera in response to a predetermined first touch detected on the frame and terminate display of the first image when the first touch is released.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


01/14/16
20160010496 

Optical based monitoring turbine engine blade deflection


An optical based system and method for monitoring turbine engine blade deflection during engine operation. An optical camera is coupled the exterior of an engine inspection port, so that its field of view captures images of a rotating turbine blade, such as the blade tip.
Siemens Energy, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008984 

Robot control system


Provided is a robot control system and a method thereof. The robot control system includes: a mobile robot comprising at least one camera; and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to transmit, to the mobile robot, a signal for adjusting a resolution of a next image to be transmitted from the at least one camera to the controller, based on a data transmission rate of a current image captured by the at least one camera and output to the controller, and wherein the mobile robot is configured to adjust the resolution of the next image, based on the signal for adjusting the resolution of the next image..
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160007058 

System and video program recognition


A method for video program recognition includes recording video sequences of each of a plurality of channels and obtaining a set of features of an image captured by a user device. The method also includes performing a camera registration operation on the video sequences to select video frames representing the recorded video sequences based on key video frames from a registered cameras associated with the recorded video sequences.
Tcl Research America Inc.


01/07/16
20160007000 

Image projection apparatus, image projection method, and storage medium of program


An image projection apparatus for generating a projection image based on image data input to the image projection apparatus and projecting the projection image onto a projection face includes a correction unit to correct the projection image, a synthesis image projection unit to superimpose a superimposition image on the projection image corrected by the correction unit to generate a synthesis image and project the synthesis image onto the projection face, and an image capturing unit to capture the synthesis image projected on the projection face. The synthesis image projection unit changes a display position of the superimposition image to fit the superimposition image within a display area of the synthesis image by referring an image of the synthesis image captured by the image capturing unit, and projects the synthesis image after changing the display position of the superimposition image..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006948 

Image capture controlling the same


An image capture apparatus can execute automatic focus detection of an imaging optical system, using a signal obtained from an image sensor. First image-forming position information is obtained by performing, using first weights, weighted addition on information regarding image-forming positions of the imaging optical system, the information corresponding to different spatial frequencies.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/07/16
20160006935 

Low light video image stabilization strength modulation


Techniques to improve a digital image capture device's ability to stabilize a video stream in low light capture conditions are presented. In general, techniques are disclosed for stabilizing video images using an overscan region and a look-ahead technique enabled by buffering a number of video input frames before generating a first stabilized video output frame.
Apple Inc.


01/07/16
20160006772 

Information-processing device, communication system, storage medium, and communication method


An example information-processing device includes: an acquiring unit that acquires a captured image of a first user captured by an image capture unit; a determining unit that determines a character image corresponding to the acquired captured image; and a display control unit that controls display of an image locally and remotely at a corresponding communicating information-processing device used by a second user, either as a captured image or a as a character image.. .
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160005211 

System and three-dimensional model generation


A method includes generating, at an electronic device, a three-dimensional model of an object based on a sequence of images captured by an image capture device associated with the electronic device. The method further includes displaying the three-dimensional model via a display device associated with the electronic device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/07/16
20160005173 

Remote pointing method


The present invention relates to a remote point method. A remote pointing method according to the present invention comprises capturing images by a first and a second camera disposed being separated spatially from each other; detecting a pointing part in a first image captured by the first camera; determining a region of interest including the pointing part in a second image captured by the second camera; and extracting stereoscopic coordinates of the pointing part within the region of interest..
Lg Electronics Inc.


01/07/16
20160005082 

Advertising accessories for a digital imaging device


Advertising accessories for a digital imaging device, including: receiving, by an accessory recommendation module, a digital image captured by the digital imaging device; identifying, by the accessory recommendation module, imaging accessories used by the digital imaging device to capture the digital image; identifying, by the accessory recommendation module, an additional imaging accessory not used by the digital imaging device to capture the digital image; and recommending, by the accessory recommendation module, the additional imaging accessory to a user of the digital imaging device.. .
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


01/07/16
20160004925 

Method and image capturing and simultaneous depth extraction


A system for image capturing and depth extraction includes a camera and a data processor. The camera includes: a spectrum coded aperture including at least two regions that pass spectrum channels of an incident light field which are different from each other; and a sensor configured to record the at least two spectrum channels to form an image captured in a sensor basis.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160004916 

Road region detection


A road region detection method is provided. The method includes: obtaining a first image captured by a camera at a first time point and a second image captured by the camera at a second time point (s101), converting the first and second images into a first top view and a second top view, respectively (s103), obtaining a movement vector matrix which substantially represents movement of a road region relative to the camera between the first and second time points (s105), and determining whether a candidate point belongs to the road region by determining whether a position change of the candidate point between the first and second top views conforms to the movement vector matrix.

01/07/16
20160004378 

Method and camera control using a virtual button and gestures


A method and apparatus for dynamically controlling a image and video capture device using buttons, virtual buttons, and/or gestures. The system permits the user to control an image capture device by determining through a user command whether to save a captured video as an image or as a video file.
Thomson Licensing


01/07/16
20160004144 

Methods and apparatus relating to detection and/or indicating a dirty lens condition


The present application relates to image capture and generation methods and apparatus and, more particularly, to methods and apparatus which detect and/or indicate a dirty lens condition. One embodiment of the present invention includes a method of operating a camera including the steps of capturing a first image using a first lens of the camera; determining, based on at least the first image, if a dirty camera lens condition exists; and in response to determining that a dirty lens condition exists, generating a dirty lens condition notification or initiating an automatic camera lens cleaning operation.
The Lightco Inc.


01/07/16
20160004063 

Microscopy imaging device with advanced imaging properties


Systems, methods and devices are implemented for microscope imaging solutions. One embodiment of the present disclosure is directed toward an epifluorescence microscope.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University


01/07/16
20160003439 

Method and a device for testing a lighting driving assistance system


The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for checking a lighting driving assistance system of vehicles. In this case, a vehicle is positioned in front of a body and a light of the vehicle is aimed at this body.
Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.


01/07/16
20160001038 

Tool and using surgical endoscope with spiral lumens


An embodiment of the present invention provides for an elongated medical device with a hypotube backbone running through the device, and a spiral lumen spiraled around the backbone along the length of the backbone. The backbone may be formed from a nitinol alloy for increased bendability without compromising axial stiffness.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.


01/07/16
20160000370 

2d scanning videokymography system for analyzing vibration of vocal-fold mucosa, and analyzing vibration of vocal-fold mucosa using the same


Disclosed is a 2d scanning videokymography system for analyzing a vibration of vocal-fold mucosa, including: a laryngoscope for observing vocal folds; a light source for illuminating the vocal folds; a video camera for recording and storing images observed through the laryngoscope; a computer incorporating an image capture unit for converting a video signal transmitted from the video camera into a digital image signal, a storage unit for storing the digital image signal, a control unit for analyzing the image signal of the storage unit and displaying the analysis results on a monitor, and analysis software for analyzing the image signal of the storage unit; and a monitor for displaying a captured image and analysis results.. .

12/31/15
20150381976 

Systems and methods for lens characterization


Methods and systems for analyzing camera lenses and presenting information regarding camera lenses performance are described. An interactive user interface is provided over a network for display on a user terminal by a computer system.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


12/31/15
20150381965 

Systems and methods for depth map extraction using a hybrid algorithm


Aspects relate to methods of generating a high-resolution image containing object depth information. A method may include capturing a first image of an object using a first camera, the first image including light projected in a known pattern on the object, extracting depth information at a first resolution from the first image, the depth information extracted based on a pattern of the projected light in the first image and capturing a second image of the scene using a second camera, the second image captured at a second resolution which is higher than the first resolution.
Qualcomm Incorporated


12/31/15
20150381963 

Systems and methods for multi-channel imaging based on multiple exposure settings


A multi-channel image capture system includes: a multi-channel image sensor including a plurality of first pixels configured to detect light in a first band and a plurality of second pixels configured to detect light in a second band different from the first band; an image signal processor coupled to the multi-channel image sensor, the image signal processor being configured to: store a first plurality of capture parameters and a second plurality of capture parameters; control the multi-channel image sensor to capture a first image frame according to the first plurality of capture parameters; control the multi-channel image sensor to capture a second image frame according to the second plurality of capture parameters; and transmit the first image frame and the second image frame to a host processor.. .
Aquifi, Inc.


12/31/15
20150381884 

Systems, methods, and computer program products for digital image capture


A method of editing a digital image is provided herein. The method includes displaying a first image in a user interface presented in a display of a user device, receiving a selection of an edit area of the first image, and displaying a portion of a second image of a plurality of still images in the edit area of the first image.
Paypal, Inc.


12/31/15
20150381876 

Image processing system with blur measurement and operation thereof


An image processing system and method of operation includes: an image processing device; an image capture module for capturing a source image on the image processing device; an assessment module for detecting an edge of the source image, and measuring an edge width measure of the edge; and a retrieving module for retrieving a depth of field from the edge width measure.. .
Sony Corporation


12/31/15
20150379502 

Image processing enabling financial transaction and an image processing system thereof


The present subject matter relates to an image processing method and an image processing system for enabling financial transaction. The method comprises capturing an image of a financial instrument using an image capture device.
Wipro Limited


12/31/15
20150378661 

System and displaying internal components of physical objects


A system and a method for displaying an internal component of a physical object involve receiving an image captured by a camera. The image includes an external view of the object.

12/31/15
20150378361 

Systems and methods for controlling vehicle position and orientation


Systems and related methods for controlling vehicle position and movement are disclosed. A system includes one or more computers configured to receive data corresponding to video image frames of at least a portion of a course, and analyze the video image frame to estimate at least one of position and orientation of the vehicle within the course.

12/31/15
20150375398 

Robotic logistics system


A robotic logistics system is disclosed. The system includes multiple robots each having an image capture unit and a server communicatively coupled to the multiple robots.
Robotex Inc.


12/31/15
20150374223 

Diagnosis supporting device and diagnosis supporting method


A diagnosis supporting device includes an imaging unit that images a subject, an eye gaze detector that detects an eye gaze direction of the subject from an image captured by the imaging unit, a gaze point detector that detects a gaze point of the subject in a display area of a display on the basis of the eye gaze direction, and an output controller that causes the display area to display a diagnostic image composed by superposing a pattern image onto a natural image.. .
Jvc Kenwood Corporation


12/24/15
20150373319 

Shape measurement system, image capture apparatus, and shape measurement method


A shape measurement system includes one or more lighting units located in a case that illuminate a target object located in the case, one or more image capture units located in the case that capture an image of the target object, a holding unit that holds the image capture units and the lighting units so as to form a polyhedron shape approximating a sphere, a selector that selects at least one of the image capture units and at least one of the lighting units to be operated, and a shape calculator that calculates a 3-d shape of the target object based on image data captured by the selected image capture unit under light emitted by the selected lighting unit.. .

12/24/15
20150373279 

Wide field of view array camera for hemispheric and spherical imaging


Aspects relate to methods and systems for producing ultra-wide field of view images. In some embodiments, an image capture system for capturing wide field-of-view images comprises an aperture, a central camera positioned to receive light through the aperture, the center camera having an optical axis, a plurality of periphery cameras disposed beside the central camera and pointed towards a portion of the optical axis of the center camera, the plurality of cameras arranged around the center camera, and a plurality of extendible reflectors.
Qualcomm Incorporated


12/24/15
20150373274 

Display device and control method


A display device includes circuitry configured to: selectively execute a first control and a second control, the first control performing both a capture process by an image capturing device and an image recognition process which detects specific object from an image captured by the image capturing device, and the second control performing the capture process from among the capture process and the image recognition device, and display a content corresponding to the specific object on the image during an execution of the first control when the specific object is detected from the image in the image recognition process during the execution of the first control.. .
Fujitsu Limited


12/24/15
20150373266 

360 degree multi-camera system


A 360 degree camera system includes a support structure, a plurality of image capture devices, a plurality of lens systems, and an image processing system. The image capture devices are positioned such that their height is greater than their width.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


12/24/15
20150373250 

Circuit and method providing wide dynamic-range operation of auto-focus(af) focus state sensor elements, digital imaging device, and computer system including same


A method and apparatus performing scene-adaptive auto-focusing for image capture with a variable-focus lens. The array of color pixels includes a array of half-covered light sensors to obtain lens-focus state information.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


12/24/15
20150371448 

Contextual local image recognition dataset


A contextual local image recognition module of a device retrieves a primary content dataset from a server and then generates and updates a contextual content dataset based on an image captured with the device. The device stores the primary content dataset and the contextual content dataset.
Daqri, Llc


12/24/15
20150371104 

Method, system and processor for instantly recognizing and positioning an object


The invention provides a method for instantly recognizing and positioning an object, comprising steps of: a) wirelessly searching a wireless identification of the object; b) capturing a plurality of images of the object for each image capture; c) determining a 2d center coordinate (x, y) of the object based on a center coordinate (xw, yw) of the wireless identification of the object; d) transforming the captured images of the object to acquire a 3d pattern of the object, and comparing the 3d pattern of the object with 3d patterns pre-stored; and e) if the 3d pattern of the object matches with a pre-stored 3d pattern, calculating and obtaining a 3d center coordinate (x, y, z) of the object to recognize and position the object. The invention also provides a system and a processor enabling the method, and use of the system..

12/24/15
20150371070 

Efficient optical illumination an imaging reader


A target to be read by image capture is illuminated with an illumination light pattern by an illuminating light assembly having an enhanced optical coupling efficiency. The assembly includes a hybrid lens component having a first lens portion centered on an optical axis, and a second total internal reflection (tir) lens portion surrounding the first lens portion about the optical axis.
Symbol Technologies, Inc.


12/24/15
20150370244 

Apparatus and using an imaging device for adjustment of at least one handling device for handling semiconductor components


Disclosed is an apparatus for handling electronic components. The apparatus comprises: i) a rotary device and a plurality of pick heads arranged circumferentially around the rotary device, each pick head being operable to hold an electronic component; ii) a position-determining device for determining an arrangement of the electronic components as held by the respective pick heads; iii) a fiducial mark arranged in a position that is indicative of the arrangement of the electronic components, as determined by the position-determining device; iv) a first imaging device arranged relative to the fiducial mark; and v) at least one handling device for handling the electronic components.

12/24/15
20150369726 

Image measuring apparatus and image measuring method


An image measuring apparatus includes: a visible light source emitting each light of a blue region, a green region, and a red region; an infrared light source emitting light of an infrared region; an image capturer receiving at least one of reflected light or transmitted light of an object, and converting the light to an electric signal; an optical system passing each light of a visible light region and the infrared region with respect to an object to the image capturer without changing a relative position between the object and the image capturer; an intensity controller separately controlling each light amount of the blue region, the green region, the red region, and the infrared region; and a calculator detecting information of the object by processing the electric signal obtained after converting at the image capturer.. .
Mitutoyo Corporation


12/24/15
20150369593 

Orthographic image capture system


A quantified image measurement system that creates accurate physical measurement data from digital pictures is disclosed. Both active and passive system embodiments are described.

12/24/15
20150367850 

Systems and methods for mimicking a leading vehicle


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


12/24/15
20150366628 

Augmented surgical reality environment system


The present disclosure is directed to an augmented surgical reality environment system and methods. The system includes an image capture device to capture an image of a surgical environment.
Covidien Lp


12/24/15
20150366625 

Medical robotic system providing an auxilary view including range of motion limitations for articulatable instruments extending out of a distal end of an entry guide


A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with surgical tools and a camera extending out of its distal end. To supplement the view provided by an image captured by the camera, an auxiliary view including articulatable arms of the surgical tools and/or camera is generated from sensed or otherwise determined information about their positions and orientations are displayed along with indications of range of motion limitations on a display screen from the perspective of a specified viewing point..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


12/17/15
20150365660 

Method and system for spatial characterization of an imaging system


A configuration system generates a calibration target to be printed, the target including a set of machine-readable and visually-identifiable landmarks and associated location-encoding marks which encode known locations of the landmarks. A plurality of test images of the printed calibration target is acquired by the system from an image capture assembly.
Xerox Corporation


12/17/15
20150365612 

Image capture apparatus and image compensating method thereof


An image capture device and an image compensating method are provided. The image compensating method is for the image capture device and includes following steps.
Altek Semiconductor Corp.


12/17/15
20150365588 

Portrait image synthesis from multiple images captured on a handheld device


A hand-held digital image capture device (digital camera) has a user-selectable mode in which upon engaging the mode the device detects a face in the field of view of the device and generates a face delimiter on a camera display screen, the delimiter surrounding the initial position of the image of a the face on the screen. The device is arranged to indicate thereafter to the user if the device departs from the movement along a predetermined concave path p with the optical axis of the device pointing towards the face, such indication being made by movement of the image of the face relative to the delimiter.
Fotonation Limited


12/17/15
20150365579 

Method and apparatus providing pixel array having automatic light control pixels and image capture pixels


A pixel array uses two sets of pixels to provide accurate exposure control. One set of pixels provide continuous output signals for automatic light control (alc) as the other set integrates and captures an image.
Micron Technology, Inc.


12/17/15
20150365574 

Handheld mobile apparatus with four-direction photography


A handheld mobile apparatus with four-direction photography comprises a handheld mobile device and a four-direction photography part. The handheld mobile device comprises a front surface with a screen, a rear surface, an upper surface, a lower surface, a left surface and a right surface.

12/17/15
20150365572 

Multifunctional panoramic head and panoramic image capture system


The invention provides a multifunctional panoramic head, including a horizontal rotating device, a vertical rotating device, a transverse arm and a vertical arm, the vertical rotating device includes a rotary disc, a vertical indexing disc and a locating component, the rotary disc and the vertical indexing disc are set on the upper part of the vertical arm, the locating component is set within the vertical arm, and the locating component includes a locating component body, a plurality of locating pins which are assembled together with the locating component body and a locating switch handle which can control the locating pins to stretch out and draw back. The invention also provides a panoramic image capture system.
Shenzhen Youxingda Precision Hardware Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150365566 

Apparatus and sampling images


Disclosed are an image sampling apparatus and method. The image sampling apparatus includes a probe angular velocity detector configured to detect an angular velocity of a probe representing a change in an angle of the probe at a surface of an object, an image segmenter configured to receive the angular velocity and an image captured by the probe, and to segment the image into sub-regions based on the angular velocity, and a differential sampler configured to sample the sub-regions with a different sampling rate based on a position of a sub-region..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150365544 

Guest-activated image capture system for venues and associated methods


An image capture system for a venue includes fixed image capture areas spaced throughout the venue. Each fixed image capture area includes at least one camera, and a kiosk coupled to the at least one camera.
Colorvision International, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363970 

Model and sizing information from smartphone acquired image sequences


A method for providing a model file to a user. The user acquires a plurality of images using a device, such as a smart phone, with at least a monocular image capture device.
Replica Labs, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363892 

Systems methods and computer program products for encoding and decoding tax return data


Tax data, e.g., form w2 data, is encoded as a two-dimensional machine readable representation, such as a qr code. Certain tax data is encoded as segments of a qr code, and a tax form generated by an employer or payroll processing service and provided to an employee or user includes the qr code representing certain w-2 or other tax data.
Intuit Inc.


12/17/15
20150363758 

Store shelf imaging system


A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a product facility, product labels being associated with the product display units which include product-related data.
Xerox Corporation


12/17/15
20150363654 

Vision-based wet road surface detection using mirrored and real images


A method for determining a wet road surface condition on a road. An image exterior of the vehicle is captured by an image capture device.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


12/17/15
20150363653 

Road environment recognition system


A road environment recognition system includes: an imaging device configured to capture a view in a traveling direction of a vehicle; an image processing region calculation unit configured to set a region in an image captured by the imaging device as an image processing region, the region including a central part and at least a part of a characteristic object present on a road, if any, in a traveling direction of the vehicle and having a predetermined angle with the central part being defined as a center, and to decrease the image processing region as the vehicle approaches the characteristic object; and a characteristic object detection unit configured to detect the characteristic object based on image information of the image processing region.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


12/17/15
20150363651 

Vision-based wet road surface detection using texture analysis


A method for determining a wet road surface condition for a vehicle driving on a road. A first image exterior of the vehicle is captured by an image capture device.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


12/17/15
20150363643 

Fusion-based object-recognition


An object-recognition method and system employing bayesian fusion algorithm to reiteratively improve probability of correspondence between captured object images and database object images by fusing probability data associated with each of plurality of object image captures.. .
Agt International Gmbh


12/17/15
20150363619 

Barcode reader ranging using targeting illumination


A barcode reader comprising a targeting illumination system, a plurality of illumination systems, and a lens assembly may also comprise feature offset data. The feature offset data may be offsets between locations of a plurality of features projected by the targeting illumination system within a plurality of calibration image frames captured at different calibration distances.
The Code Corporation


12/17/15
20150363009 

Proximity object tracker


Object tracking technology, in which controlling an illumination source is controlled to illuminate while a camera is capturing an image to define an intersection region within the image captured by the camera. The image captured by the camera is analyzed to detect an object within the intersection region.
Qualcomm Incorporated


12/17/15
20150362824 

Wearable mount for handheld image capture devices


A wearable mount is disclosed for holding a portable electronic image capture device. The mount includes a base mount comprising an abutment portion configured securely attach the base mount, a cradle assembly attaching to the portable electronic image capture device, and a flexible arm connecting the base mount to the cradle assembly and permitting the user to adjust an orientation of the portable electronic image capture device..

12/17/15
20150362729 

Glass type terminal and control method thereof


Provided is a glass type terminal and a control method thereof. The glass type terminal includes: a frame unit configured to be wearable on a user's head; a display unit; and a control unit configured to turn on power of a camera when preset conditions are met, analyze an image captured by the camera to produce image capture guide information, and control the display unit to output the produced image capture guide information..
Lg Electronics Inc.


12/17/15
20150362372 

Extended temperature range mapping process of a furnace enclosure using various device settings


A process is provided for mapping temperatures in an enclosure during a combustion process. A device setting of an image-capturing device is provided.
Honeywell International Inc.


12/10/15
20150358585 

Methods, systems, and providing video communications


Methods, systems, and apparatus for conducting a video conference. A location of a person is determined based on a direction of a source of speech.
Ebay Inc.


12/10/15
20150358564 

Image capture apparatus


Disclosed herein is an image capture apparatus. The image capture apparatus includes an image sensor, a cooler placed at one side of the image sensor and cooling the image sensor, and a moving device placed at one side of the cooler and moving the image sensor and the cooler..
Vieworks Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150358561 

System and extraction of a dynamic range zone image


Optimization of image acquisition relative resource usage, particularly power, is accomplished by use of a beehive algorithm, inspired by observation of the way that bees communicate foraging information by a dance. Analysis of relative gain associated with captured pixels facilitates isolation of one or more areas of particular interest for focusing one or more subsequent image capture operations.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.


12/10/15
20150358551 

Image capture device having tilt and/or perspective correction


Methods and apparatuses are disclosed to correct for tilt and/or perspective distortion in image capture devices. In some embodiments, the method may include reading an orientation measurement associated with a relative position of an image capture device with respect to an object, determining if the orientation measurement is less than a threshold, and in the event that the orientation measurement is less than the threshold, correcting an image obtained by the image capture device.
Apple Inc.


12/10/15
20150358542 

Image processing apparatus, image capturing apparatus, image processing method, image capturing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for focus bracketing


An image processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit and an arranging unit. The obtaining unit obtains a first image, a second image, and a third image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150358524 

Imaging apparatus and storage medium, and exposure amount control method


An imaging apparatus includes an imaging module configured to capture an image, and a controller. The controller obtains a luminance of a minimum luminance area or a maximum luminance area in an imaging target area of an image captured by the imaging module and controls an exposure amount in the imaging module on the basis of the luminance..
Kyocera Corporation


12/10/15
20150358522 

Stabilization of gyro drift compensation for image capture device


An image capture system comprises an image capture device driven by a motor to a desired angle. A gyro senses a rate and a system senses an angle of the image capture device relative to a surface.
Goodrich Corporation


12/10/15
20150358511 

Security camera


A security camera including: an image pickup unit which is configured to capture an image; a controller which is connected to the image pickup unit and configured to process the image captured by the image pickup unit; a first heat generating frame which is installed to contact a surface of the controller; and a second heat generating frame which is arranged to face the first heat generating frame and is installed to contact another surface of the controller.. .
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.






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