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new patent Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product
An information processing apparatus includes an imaging unit, a voice input unit, a cutting-out unit, a transmitting unit, an acquiring unit, and a cutting-out control unit. The voice input unit switches a sound pickup direction for voice.

new patent Video image processing apparatus and recording medium
A video image processing apparatus including, a generation unit configured to generate a video image frame from an image area to be used included in a video image captured by a camera, a spatial area in the video image being defined by the image area to be used, an encoding unit configured to encode the video image frame into any one of a first video image frame and a second video image frame, and a detection unit configured to detect a trigger for changing the image area to be used to report the detection of the trigger to the generation unit, wherein the encoding unit reports a encoded video image frame type to the generation unit in advance, and in response to receiving the detection of the trigger, the generation unit changes the image area to be used in a video image frame based on the reported type.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


new patent 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.


new patent Electronic device and processing image by electronic device
An electronic device and an operation method by the electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device includes a controller that controls to extract at least one frame of a plurality of preview frames inputted through an image capturing device and store an image captured through the image capturing device according to an image capturing request in association with the selected at least one frame; and a storage unit storing the captured image and the selected at least one frame..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


new patent 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.


new patent Image capture accelerator
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.


new patent 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.


new patent Information processing apparatus, processing information, and computer program
An information processing method includes calculating at least one difference value between a pixel value of a target pixel in an input image obtained by capturing a document image and a pixel value of a corresponding pixel in a shade component image at coordinates identical to those of the target pixel. The shade component image represents shade components of the input image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


new patent Method of controlling access to a reserve zone with control of the validity of an access entitlement installed in the memory of a mobile terminal
The method comprises the following steps: presentation of a mobile terminal to an access control point, capture of an image carried by the access control point, and representative of an encoded item of computer data, by a camera of the terminal, and decryption, by the terminal of the of the image captured by the camera, so as to deduce therefrom the encoded item of computer data, which is a unique identifier of the access control point, by the mobile terminal, by the unique identifier of the access control point decrypted, transmission to the access control point broadcast, by the mobile terminal, of an entitlement for access to the reserve zone, which entitlement is stored in its memory, via the wireless connection, and control of the validity of the data of the access entitlement by the access control point.. .
Thales


new patent Multi-tier intelligent infrastructure management systems for communications systems and related equipment and methods
Methods of identifying available connector ports on rack mounted equipment use an image capture device to capture an image of a front face of an equipment rack. The captured image is compared to at least one stored image.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina


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Artificially rendering images using interpolation of tracked control points

Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and processes for artificially rendering images using interpolation of tracked control points. According to particular embodiments, a set of control points is tracked between a first frame and a second frame, where the first frame includes a first image captured from a first location and the second frame includes a second image captured from a second location.
Fyusion, Inc.

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Artificially rendering images using viewpoint interpolation and extrapolation

Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for artificially rendering images using viewpoint interpolation and extrapolation. According to particular embodiments, a method includes moving a set of control points perpendicular to a trajectory between a first frame and a second frame, where the first frame includes a first image captured from a first location and the second frame includes a second image captured from a second location.
Fyusion, Inc.

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Artificially rendering images using viewpoint interpolation and extrapolation

Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to mechanisms and processes relating to artificially rendering images using viewpoint interpolation and extrapolation. According to particular embodiments, a method includes applying a transform to estimate a path outside the trajectory between a first frame and a second frame, where the first frame includes a first image captured from a first location and the second frame includes a second image captured from a second location.
Fyusion, Inc.

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Apparatus and methods for facial recognition and video analytics to identify individuals in contextual video streams

An apparatus includes a memory, a communication interface in communication with the memory and configured to communicate via a network, and a processor in communication with the memory and the communication interface. The processor receives facial image data associated with a user of a client device, registers the facial image data, and stores the facial image data and contextual data associated with the user in a database.
15 Seconds Of Fame, Inc.

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Control system, terminal, information setting method, and program

A control system is provided with: a control device that controls facility equipment on the basis of previously set control information; and a terminal that communicates with the control device. The terminal has: an image capturer that captures an image; an analyzer that acquires setting-support information for setting the control information in the control device by analyzing the image captured by means of the image capturer; and a transmitter that transmits to the control device the setting-support information acquired by means of the analyzer.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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Entry points to image-related applications in a mobile device

A method and apparatus is provided for operating a mobile device having stored thereon a plurality of applications (“apps”) that are each configured to capture an image. The method includes receiving first user input data requesting invocation of a given one of the applications.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

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Optical instrument for locating at least one characteristic point of an ophthalmic lens

An instrument has a light-emitting and light-receiving assembly including an image capture unit and image processing unit; a backscatterer and an opening provided therein; a support for receiving an ophthalmic lens between the assembly and backscatterer, the assembly, support and backscatterer placed so that an incident light beam traverses the lens, strikes the backscatterer, returns and re-traverses the lens to arrive at the capture unit; the light-receiving assembly, the support, backscatterer and opening configured so that the assembly receives light from the beam; and the opening and a drive device for cyclically driving and making the backscatterer perform an identical movement in each cycle, configured so that a fixed zone opposite the backscatterer includes at least one part of which, over the course of a cycle, every point is at times perpendicular to the opening and at times perpendicular to a solid portion part of the backscatterer.. .
Essilor International (compagnie GÉnÉrale D'optique)

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Method for image-based vehicle localization

A method for image-based vehicle localization includes measuring, at a vehicle, a position and a heading of the vehicle; capturing, at an image capture system of the vehicle, road surface image data of a road surface; processing the road surface image data to correct for distortion in the road surface image data due to pitch and roll of the vehicle; performing feature detection on the processed road surface image data to detect lane markers on the road surface; generating a local map based on the detected lane markers; wherein generating the local map comprises identifying a lane demarcated by the detected lane markers; and controlling the vehicle according to the local map.. .
Cruise Automation, Inc.

Cinematic 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.

Portable video communication system

A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device..
Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 Llc

A image acquisition using supervised high quality imaging

An image capture system and method for imaging biological samples disposed in culture media supported by a plate. The system has a calibration module, an image acquisition module and an image presentation module.
Bd Kiestra B.v.

Real-time system for aiding drivers during vehicle backup and image capture and transmitter unit for use therein

A real-time surveillance system for aiding vehicle drivers and portable first unit for use therein is provided. The unit includes an image sensor that generates a sequence of images from received light.
Global Ip Holdings, Llc

Image capturing apparatus and operating the same

An image capturing apparatus includes: a first camera module and a second camera module having different optical characteristics and configured to capture a same subject; and a controller configured to set a region including the subject as a first region of interest (roi) in a first image captured by the first camera module and to detect a second roi matching the first roi in a second image captured by the second camera module, based on a difference in optical characteristics of the first camera module and optical characteristics of the second camera module.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Image apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable, non-transitory medium

An image processor includes: a memory; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to: extract an arc area in an image captured by an image sensor; and determine whether a portion that protrudes from an arc in the arc area satisfies a first reference regarding a shape and detect the portion as a colony candidate when it is determined that the portion satisfies the first reference.. .
Fujitsu Limited

System, confirming fixture/display assembly and/or compliance

Disclosed herein are systems, methods and apparatus for confirming fixture/display assembly and/or compliance. In some forms, systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for assessing the accuracy of fixture and display assemblies or setups and/or confirming compliance of fixtures and displays at specific periods of time.
Dci Marketing, Inc.

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

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

Secure credit card identification system

A system and method for capturing an image during a financial transaction is provided for. The method can verify the identity of an individual by utilizing a memory that stores computer-executable instructions and a processor which is communicatively coupled to the memory that facilitates execution of these computer-executable instructions.

Malfunction diagnosis apparatus

This malfunction diagnosis apparatus detects a line on a road surface by distinguishing the line from an asphalt surface other than the line. The malfunction diagnosis apparatus sets a first area corresponding to the line and a second area corresponding to the asphalt surface using a first image captured while the line is detected.
Transtron Inc

Autonomous vehicle tail alignment navigation

A system for navigating an autonomous vehicle along a road segment is disclosed. The system may have at least one processor.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.

Vehicle and controlling the same

A vehicle and a method of controlling the vehicle are provided. The vehicle includes an image capture unit that is configured to acquire image information by imaging a forward view of the vehicle and an imaging device controller that is configured to determine whether a traffic sign that indicates speed limit information of a road is recognized abnormally based on the acquired image information.
Hyundai Motor Company

Laser bore sighting

Techniques are disclosed for laser-based bore sighting, enabling wind sensing to be performed on captured images of the laser spot. Techniques can include image averaging, background subtraction, and filtering to help ensure that the gaussian laser spot is detected in the image.
Cubic Corporation

Autonomous vehicle navigation based on recognized landmarks

A system for autonomously navigating a vehicle along a road segment is disclosed. The system may have at least one processor.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.

In-vivo retinal imaging system

An image capture device (29) configured to capture light from the subject (21) being imaged, and to form an image of said subject (21).. .

Detection apparatus and detection method

A detection apparatus includes a display, an imaging unit, an eye gaze detector, an output controller, and a gaze point detector. The imaging unit images a subject.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Camera unit adapted to be placed on board a drone to map a land and a image capture management by a camera unit

The invention relates to a camera unit (14) adapted to be placed on board a drone (10) to map a land (16), comprising a camera (18) adapted to capture successive images of portions of the land overflown by the drone. The camera unit comprises means for memorizing the captured images, means for comparing information about the overflown land portion visible through the camera with at least one piece of information about at least the previous captured image to determine the rate of overlapping of the overflown land portion with at least said previous captured image, and means for sending a command to the camera to carry out the capture of an image, as soon as the rate of overlapping of the overflown land portion is lower than or equal to the predetermined rate of overlapping..
Parrot Drones

Method and autofocus area selection by detection of moving objects

An improved mechanism for image area selection upon which autofocusing is directed during image capture on a digital image capture device, such as a camera or cellular phone. This image area selection provides accurate selection of moving object even when the objects being focused upon are subject to intense or unpredictable motion.
Sony Corporation

Remote camera user interface

At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, a remote camera control user interface may be displayed. In some examples, a user may provide input through a gesture at a location corresponding to the touch-sensitive display and/or through a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism to control a camera of an external device.
Apple Inc.

Monitoring camera

A monitoring camera is equipped with a touch sensor in a camera cover glass, which senses positions of objects touching or being close to the cover glass. The touch sensor aids the camera in separating image data depicting objects on the cover glass from image data depicting the monitored scene.
Axis Ab

Rights management in a distributed image capture system

Approaches are provided for processing scan data based on a scan process definition (spd) that defines a set of instructions for acquiring image data based on one or more printed documents. An spd may include extension data that is used to store additional data in association with the scan data.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Multi-camera vehicle identification system

A method and system of identifying in an image captured by a second camera a target object captured by a first camera is disclosed. The method comprises using image captured by the 1st camera for generating a first set of objects comprising the target object and other objects; classifying each object to generate a reference group of attribute values characterizing the objects; using image captured by the 2nd camera for generating second sets of objects; classifying each object in each second set to generate, for each second set, a corresponding group of attribute values characterizing the objects in the corresponding second set; selecting the second set of objects corresponding to the group of attribute values best matching the reference group of attribute values; and identifying the target object in the selected second set of objects in accordance with a position of the target object in the first set of objects..
Agt International Gmbh

Character string recognition device and character string recognition method

The present disclosure prevents erroneous recognition of a character string that is not actually contained in a video. In the present disclosure, a rectangular region extraction section (12) extracts a rectangular region string from an image contained in a video created by an image capture section (10), the rectangular region being a unit region for recognition of a character string.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Vehicle event reconstruction system

Described embodiments include a system and method. A computer-implemented method includes receiving electronic data indicative of at least two incremental movements of a vehicle moving over a stochastic surface during a period of time proximate to an event.
Elwha Llc

Information presentation device, on-vehicle device, information presentation system, and information presentation method

An information presentation device according to embodiment includes acquisition unit, generation unit, and output unit. Acquisition unit acquires information of driving history with respect to driving position in driving lane of vehicle, where information is generated by on-vehicle device based on image captured by imaging device that is mounted on vehicle.
Fujitsu Ten Limited

Metamaterial devices and methods of using the same

Compressive imaging captures images in compressed form, where each sensor does not directly correspond with a pixel, as opposed to standard image capture techniques. This can lead to faster image capture rates due to lower i/o bandwidth requirements, and avoids the need for image compression hardware, as the image is captured in compressed form.
Duke University

Apparatus for measuring micro-cracks in a membrane electrode assembly and predicting generation of micro-cracks in the same

An apparatus for measuring micro-cracks in a membrane electrode assembly includes a resistance measurement unit to measure variation in electrical resistance of the membrane electrode assembly while tensioning the membrane electrode assembly in a state in which power is applied to an upper catalyst layer while a lower catalyst layer is insulated, an image capture unit to capture an image of micro-cracks in the upper catalyst layer while the membrane electrode assembly is being tensioned, and a controller to detect, in real time, variation in electrical resistance measured by the resistance measurement unit, corresponding to the image of micro-cracks captured by the image capture unit, and to interpret the size of the micro-cracks generated in the membrane electrode assembly based on the detected variation in electrical resistance.. .
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

Sheet size specification system, sheet size specification method, computer-readable storage medium storing sheet size specification program, and image forming device

A sheet size specification system for specifying size of a sheet on a sheet stacking tray of an image forming device, by using an image capture unit of a portable terminal. The system includes an analyzer and a size specifier.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Motor vehicle camera system

The invention relates to a motor vehicle camera system with an image capture unit and a drive device by means of which the image capture unit can be displaced from a standby position into at least one operating position, wherein the image capture unit is arranged in a mounting chamber of a motor vehicle and the mounting chamber has a movable closing element, wherein said closing element closes the mounting chamber if the image capture unit is in the standby position thereof, and opens the mounting chamber at least partially to the environment if the image capture unit is displaced into an operating position, wherein the closing element is at least partially transparent, and the image capture unit is aligned in the standby position thereof so that the image capture unit in the standby position thereof captures an outer region of the motor vehicle through the closing element.. .
Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst Gmbh & Co. Kg

Vehicle on board the detection of objects in an environment surrounding a vehicle

A system for detection of objects in an environment surrounding the vehicle including: at least one image capture device arranged for acquiring images representative of a region of observation in the environment surrounding the vehicle; a map of a road network; and a device for positioning the vehicle within the road network. A predetermined number of road segments of the road network downstream of the determined position of the vehicle and the attributes associated therewith constitute an electronic horizon of the vehicle.
Magneti Marelli S.p.a.

Control and display system with synchronous direct view video array and incident key lighting

Various embodiments relate to an apparatus for controlling a lighting device. A light control circuit can use a controlled lighting sequence control and drive viewed sections of a lighting device to display chroma key color or emit infrared light, while driving other unviewed portions of the lighting device to display ambient and incident lighting.
Revolution Display, Llc

Methods and implementing zoom using one or more moveable camera modules

Methods and apparatus for implementing a camera device including multiple camera modules and which supports zoom operations are described. A plurality of moveable camera modules are included with the position of the moveable camera modules being controlled as a function of a zoom setting.
The Lightco Inc.

System and methods for controlling device operation and image capture

The present disclosure relates to controlling device operation. In one embodiment, a process for controlling device operation includes detecting a command to launch image capture functionality of the device, wherein the command includes contact to a display of the device and displaying an overlay window on the display of the device in response to the command, wherein the overlay window presents image data detected by the device.
Hisense International Co., Ltd.

Control method, camera device and electronic equipment

A control method, a camera device and an electronic equipment are provided in the disclosure. After acquiring a first control instruction, the lens of the camera device is controlled to perform a preset operation according to the first control instruction, until a preview image captured by the camera device meets a first preset requirement.
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided. The image processing apparatus includes an image capturer configured to capture a plurality of images having different zoom levels, a storage configured to store the plurality of image, a display configured to display a first image among the plurality of images, and a processor configured to control the display to display a second image among the plurality of images based on a control input, the second image having a zoom level different from a zoom level of the first image..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Image capture control apparatus and control the same

An image capture control apparatus comprises a display control unit that performs control so as to display, on a display unit, a live view image captured by an image capturing unit in any of a plurality of display states that include normal magnification display and enlarged display that is enlarged more than the normal magnification display, and a control unit that performs control so as to, in a case where a first operation is performed during the enlarged display of the live view image, switch to the normal magnification display and execute af processing based on a first af method, and in a case where a second operation is performed during the enlarged display of the live view image, maintain the enlarged display and execute af processing based on a second af method.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Movable image capture devices and methods for capture of images from behind a display screen

Movable image capture devices and methods for images from behind a display screen are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes determining a position of a displayed target image on a display screen.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.





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