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System and method for recording and distributing video

Kba2

System and method for recording and distributing video

Image capture device, image processing method, and program

Fujifilm

Image capture device, image processing method, and program

Image capture device, image processing method, and program

Illumination methods and apparatus


Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
08/27/15
20150244991 
 Monitoring camera system and control  monitoring camera system patent thumbnailMonitoring camera system and control monitoring camera system
An image processing camera generates movement information on the basis of an omnidirectional image captured at a fixed field angle, and notifies ptz camera of first movement information through a network. The ptz camera analyzes the first movement information, changes a field angle to a specific monitoring target area.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150244969 
 System and  recording and distributing video patent thumbnailSystem and recording and distributing video
The various embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for gathering and analyzing data from a plurality of users at a specific event or a location with recording devices, which is executed real-time, wherein the plurality of users are aiming their image capture devices at a specific object at the event or the location, and subsequently creating a line of sight to an object of interest, thereby forming a cluster density of plurality of users, and sharing all the intersecting videos or metadata with the users in the same formed cluster. The plurality of image users are communicated from the plurality of image-capture devices to a remote server for subsequent statistical analysis of the proportionate amount of users focusing their devices on each target object at the specific event or the location..
Kba2, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244955 
 Image capture device, image processing method, and program patent thumbnailImage capture device, image processing method, and program
According to the present invention, provided is an image capture device, an image processing method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program capable of detecting a direction of incidence of abnormal oblique incident light and reducing an effect of color mixture caused by the abnormal oblique incident light. An image capture device 10 includes an abnormal oblique-incident-light detection portion 34 and a correction portion 36.
Fujifilm Corporation


08/27/15
20150244949 
 Illumination methods and apparatus patent thumbnailIllumination methods and apparatus
Illumination methods and apparatus which are well suited for use with camera devices are described. The methods are well suited for use with a rolling shutter.

08/27/15
20150244927 
 Intuitive camera user interface methods and apparatus patent thumbnailIntuitive camera user interface methods and apparatus
Zoom and focus control user interface methods and apparatus are described. Acceleration is monitored and interpreted to detect camera motion.
The Lightco Inc.


08/27/15
20150244908 
 Lighting methods and apparatus patent thumbnailLighting methods and apparatus
Illumination methods and apparatus are described. In some embodiments a lighting device includes one or more lighting modules.
The Lightco Inc.


08/27/15
20150243142 
 Method and system for movement detection and service server patent thumbnailMethod and system for movement detection and service server
A method for moving detection includes: a service server acquiring a first surveillance image captured by a camera at a preset first moment, and calculating a first moving angle of a pan-tilt; acquiring a second surveillance image captured by the camera at a preset second moment, and calculating a second moving angle of the pan-tilt; and determining by comparison whether common images in the first surveillance image and the second surveillance image are consistent according to the first moving angle and the second moving angle; if inconsistent, triggering a moving detection alarm. The embodiments of the present document also disclose a corresponding system and a service server.
Zte Corporation


08/27/15
20150243037 
 Method for a distance measurement patent thumbnailMethod for a distance measurement
A method for a distance measurement is provided, which is adapted to a mobile device that has an image capture module. The image capture module has an image information including an image width, an image height and a image angle.
Jesurpass Co.


08/27/15
20150243017 
 Object recognition apparatus and object recognition method patent thumbnailObject recognition apparatus and object recognition method
An object recognition apparatus includes a first object detection unit configured to detect an object based on an image captured by an imaging unit, and output first information including a distance and a direction to the object; a second object detection unit configured to emit light, detect the object based on reflected light, and output second information including a distance and a direction to the object; an output unit configured to output at least one of the first information and the second information; a disappearance detection unit configured to detect disappearance upon when the first object detection unit becomes unable to detect the object; and an emission control unit configured to control the second object detection unit to emit light in an object direction based on the first information before detecting the disappearance. Upon the disappearance detection unit detecting the disappearance, the output unit starts outputting the second information..

08/27/15
20150242701 
 Image processing device, image display device, image capture device, image printing device, gradation conversion method, and computer readable medium patent thumbnailImage processing device, image display device, image capture device, image printing device, gradation conversion method, and computer readable medium
An image processing device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a first illumination light distribution calculation unit that calculates an illumination light distribution on the basis of an input image, a first gradation conversion unit that performs gradation conversion by using the illumination light distribution calculated by the first illumination light distribution calculation unit, a second illumination light distribution calculation unit that calculates an illumination light distribution of an image having undergone the gradation conversion in the first gradation conversion unit, and a second gradation conversion unit that performs gradation conversion by using the second illumination light distribution calculation unit, in which a reference image region of the first illumination light distribution calculation unit is larger than a reference image region of the second illumination light distribution calculation unit.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


08/27/15
20150241986 

Information processor, information processing method and program


Disclosed herein is an information processor including, a storage section configured to store data representing the appearance features of a target device and data of an operation image used for operation of the target device, an acquisition section configured to acquire an image captured by a camera, a recognition section configured to recognize an object included in the image based on the feature quantity data stored in the storage section, and a display control section configured to display the operation image based on the data of the operation image stored in the storage section if the object included in the image is recognized by the recognition section as the target device.. .
Sony Corporation


08/27/15
20150241106 

Ice imaging system


A refrigerator includes a sensing system for detecting multiple physical characteristics of ice cubes produced therein. The system includes a digital image capture device coupled to a digital image analyzing system which captures digital images of the ice in the refrigerator and analyzes the images to detect characteristics associated with the ice.
Whirlpool Corporation


08/27/15
20150239398 

Vehicle mirror adjustment


Technologies for mirror adjustment include an in-vehicle computing system of a vehicle to determine a position of a feature of a face of a driver of the vehicle in an image captured by a camera of the vehicle. The in-vehicle computing system determines a position of the feature of the face of the driver relative to a mirror of the vehicle based on configuration data of the vehicle and the captured image.

08/20/15
20150237344 

Calibration an image capture system


A calibration method of an image capture system includes an image capture device of at least one image capture device capturing an image including a plurality of intersection coordinates among a plurality of geometric blocks of a test pattern and an information of a color of each geometric block of the plurality of geometric blocks; an operation unit executing a first operation on the plurality of intersection coordinates within the image to generate a plurality of geometric calibration parameters; the operation unit executing a second operation on an information of a color of each geometric block of the plurality of geometric blocks within the image to generate a plurality of color calibration parameters; and a calibration unit calibrating the image capture device according to the plurality of geometric calibration parameters and the plurality of color calibration parameters.. .
Etron Technology, Inc.


08/20/15
20150237343 

Method of measuring shutter time lag, display device for measuring shutter time lag, shutter time lag measurement apparatus, manufacturing camera, measuring display delay of camera, and display delay measurement apparatus


A method of measuring a shutter time lag of a camera includes: a first step of switching a display pattern of a display unit including i (i is a natural number greater than 2) display elements to a different display pattern at every time tp, and in the first step, the number of j (j is a natural number, and 1<j<i) display elements to be brought into a first display state among i display elements is switched at every time tp; a second step of capturing an image of the display unit in response to a shutter operation of the camera performed in synchronization with the switching operation; and a third step of deducing a shutter time lag taken from the shutter operation to the imaging of the display unit from the image captured by the camera.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/20/15
20150237326 

Sole channel 3d image capture apparatus


A 3d image apparatus using a single optical channel for capturing multiple view-angle images of an object for use in generating a 3d image or model of the object. The apparatus includes within the optical train an active optical component, an aperture plate having an aperture, a lens for focusing light from the aperture, and an image sensor.
3m Innovative Properties Company


08/20/15
20150237317 

Projection system and projection method


A projection system includes an image capturing unit which, when a first pattern image is projected on a first projection area, captures an image capture area including the first projection area and at least a portion of a second projection area which overlaps the first projection area to obtain a first captured image and, when a second pattern image is projected on the second projection area, captures the image capture area to obtain a second captured image, a first projection unit which projects a first partial projection-target image extracted from a projection target image based on the first and second captured images and the projection target image on the first projection area, and a second projection unit which projects a second partial projection-target image extracted from the projection target image based on the first and second captured images and the projection target image on the second projection area.. .
Ricoh Company, Limited


08/20/15
20150237273 

Image capture device, anomalous oblique incident light detection method, and recording medium


In an aspect of the invention, plural pixels constituting a color image pickup device include a first pair of rb pixels and a second pair of rb pixels both constituted by a red pixel r having a red color filter and a blue pixel b having a blue color filter in a horizontal direction a and vertical direction b, the red pixel and the blue pixel being adjacent to each other. A position of the red pixel r and a position of the blue pixel b are opposite to each other between the first pair of rb pixels and the second pair of rb pixels.
Fujifilm Corporation


08/20/15
20150237250 

Image reception device, image capture device, image capture system, image reception method, and non-transitory medium saving program


An image reception device includes a storage module that associates and stores first identification information which is used for identifying an image capture device or a lens module and second identification information which is used for visually identifying establishment of communication connection between the image capture device and the image reception device; an information acquisition unit that acquires the first identification information from the image capture device; a second communication module that transmits, to the image capture device, first control information which instructs the first display interface to display first information after the communication connection with the image capture device is established and receives image data from the image capture device; and an information output unit that outputs second control information which instructs a second display interface to display second information to the second display interface after the communication connection with the image capture device is established.. .
Olympus Corporation


08/20/15
20150237245 

Low profile camera module with image compensation


A low-cost resin lens is disclosed for use in miniature cameras. The resin lens features a low profile that is particularly well-suited to consumer products such as smart phones.
Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237244 

Imaging control system, control apparatus, control method, and storage medium


A control apparatus for controlling an imaging apparatus capable of changing an imaging direction of an imaging unit in panning and tilting directions includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image captured by the imaging unit, and an provision unit configured to provide, together with the captured image, when the imaging direction of the imaging unit coincides with a panning rotational axis for rotating the imaging direction in the panning direction, a panning direction guide for indicating that changing the imaging direction in the panning direction rotates the captured image around an intersection of an optical axis of the imaging unit and a plane containing the captured image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150237079 

Device with tv phone function, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and control device with tv phone function


A device and methods are disclosed. A call control module transmits a moving image captured by a photographing module and sound input by a sound input module to a communication partner device via a communication module, when the communication module receives a moving image from the communication partner device by the communication module, displays the received moving image in a display area set on a display surface, when the communication module receives sound from the communication partner device by the communication module, outputs the received sound from the sound output module, and outputs a transmission restraint signal for restraining transmission of a moving image to the communication partner device, when a first determination condition for use in judging that a user is not watching a moving image displayed in the display area is satisfied..
Kyocera Corporation


08/20/15
20150235650 

Terminal device and communication system


A terminal device is connected to another terminal device through a network. The terminal device includes an imaging control unit, a receiving unit, a voice synthesis unit, a display control unit, and a voice output control unit.

08/20/15
20150235499 

Coin identification system and method using image processing


A coin identification system and method is disclosed for determining the identity of a source coin by way of image processing. The system comprises a source coin image capture means, an image processing means, and an output that relays information to the user or sorts the coin according to its match results.

08/20/15
20150235398 

Generating an augmented view of a location of interest


One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for generating an augmented view of a location of interest for a user. The technique includes determining an image capture location based on the location of interest, and determining an image capture direction based on the image capture location.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235375 

Image processing method and image processing apparatus


The image processing method includes: obtaining a normal image captured with all polarization components of light from an object, and a polarization image captured with specific polarization components out of all the polarization components of the light; generating a difference image between the normal image and the polarization image; calculating, using pixel values of the difference image, a coefficient to be multiplied by at least one of a pixel value of the normal image and a pixel value of the polarization image; and synthesizing the normal image and the polarization image using a pixel value obtained by multiplying the coefficient by the at least one of the pixel value of the normal image and the pixel value of the polarization image to generate a synthesized image.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150235091 

Lane-line recognition apparatus


An apparatus for recognizing a lane line. In the apparatus, when a three-dimensional object lies in the same lane as a subject vehicle and a distance between the three-dimensional object and the subject vehicle is small in an image acquired by an image capture unit, a masking area setter sets a masking area that is partially truncated at or near a lower end of the three-dimensional object in the image.
Denso Corporation


08/20/15
20150235090 

Lane-line recognition apparatus


An apparatus for recognizing lane lines including a broken line. An image capture unit is configured to acquire an image of the surroundings including a roadway ahead of a subject vehicle.
Denso Corporation


08/20/15
20150235086 

Image monitoring system and image monitoring program


An image monitoring system includes a recorder that records an image captured by a camera via a network. The system is controlled to display the present image captured by the camera or a past image recorded on the recorder.
Sony Corporation


08/20/15
20150234541 

Projection method and electronic device


The present disclosure discloses an information processing method and an electronic device. The information processing method is applied to the electronic device, which includes an image capture unit and a projection unit.
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234188 

Control of adaptive optics


A portable display system operative to present images to a user wearing the display and to correct vision using adaptive optics may include a lens system with a variable index of refraction and an image projector and image capture device. The image projector may project a pattern onto a retina of the user's eye(s) and the image capture device may capture a retinal reflection image of the pattern.
Aliphcom


08/20/15
20150234187 

Adaptive optics


A portable display system operative to present images to a user wearing the display and to correct vision using adaptive optics may include a lens system with a variable index of refraction and an image projector and image capture device. The image projector may project a pattern onto a retina of the user's eye(s) and the image capture device may capture a retinal reflection image of the pattern.
Aliphcom


08/20/15
20150234045 

Navigation based on radar-cued visual imaging


A navigation system for a vehicle may include at least one image capture device configured to acquire a plurality of images of an environment of a vehicle and a radar sensor to detect an object in the environment of the vehicle and to provide and output including range information indicative of at least one of a range or range rate between the vehicle and the object. The system may also include at least one processing device programmed to: receive the plurality of images from the at least one image capture device; receive the output from the radar sensor; determine, for each of a plurality of image segments in a first image, from among the plurality of images, and corresponding image segments in a second image, from among the plurality of images, an indicator of optical flow; use range information determined based on the output of the radar sensor together with the indicators of optical flow determined for each of the plurality of image segments in the first image and the corresponding image segments in the second image to calculate for each of a plurality of imaged regions at least one value indicative of a focus of expansion; identify a target object region, including at least a subset of the plurality of imaged regions that share a substantially similar focus of expansion; and cause a system response based on the identified target object region..
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


08/20/15
20150233840 

System and inspecting a wafer


An inspection system for inspecting a semiconductor wafer. The inspection system comprises an illumination setup for supplying broadband illumination.
Semiconductor Technologies & Instruments Pte Ltd


08/20/15
20150230697 

Flexible master - slave robotic endoscopy system


A master-slave robotic endoscopy system includes a flexible primary endoscope probe having at least one tool channel for carrying a tendon-sheath driven robot arm and corresponding end effector, and a secondary endoscope probe channel for carrying an imaging endoscope. The imaging endoscope provides enhanced image capture range relative to a distal end of the primary endoscope probe by way of a secondary endoscope probe channel distal opening proximally offset from the primary endoscope probe distal end; a ramp structure distally carried by the primary endoscope probe; and/or one or more actuatable distal imaging endoscope regions.
National University Of Singapore


08/13/15
20150229888 

Electronic device, information providing system, control method, and control program


According to one of aspects, an electronic device includes: a camera; a controller configured to determine whether a measured value of a healthcare device is included in an image captured by the camera; and a communication unit configured to transmit information related to the measured value to an information providing device when the measured value is included in the image.. .
Kyocera Corporation


08/13/15
20150229855 

Abstract camera pipeline for uniform cross-device control of image capture and processing


A system for acquiring digital images for a device having an integrated camera includes an application program interface (api). The api is adapted to receive preprocessing and other instructions from a discrete application operating on the device.
Google Inc.


08/13/15
20150229849 

Photographing an electronic device and the electronic device thereof


A photographing method of an electronic device and the electronic device thereof are provided. The method includes activating a first camera module and a second camera module, displaying an image captured by the activated first camera module on a screen, and capturing an image of the first camera module displayed on the screen based on information of an image captured by the second camera module photographing.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229836 

Image pickup device and image pickup method


An image pickup device includes: a camera; a display that displays an image captured by the camera; and a touch panel that overlaps the display. While the display is displaying the image, when a predetermined single operation is detected on the touch panel, a brightness of the display is changed from a first brightness to a second brightness brighter than the first brightness.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


08/13/15
20150229835 

Image processing system, image processing method, and program


Provided are an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program capable of improving the user-friendliness upon implementing the operation input for controlling the imaging device. Provided are an image acquisition unit for receiving an image captured by a video camera, a display control unit for displaying the image on a display device, an input control unit for receiving an operation input for changing at least one of an image-capture direction and magnification of the video camera, and a camera control unit for changing at least one of the image-capture direction and magnification of the video camera according to the operation input.
Nec Corporation


08/13/15
20150229830 

Information processing system, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium


There is provided an information processing system comprising: circuitry configured to acquire information indicating whether at least one of plurality of areas included in a captured image captured by a capturing device are focusable; and to issue a signal to control a display to display first information indicating whether each of the plurality of areas are focusable.. .
Sony Corporation


08/13/15
20150229827 

Mobile receiver unit, operating the mobile receiver unit and computer program


The invention relates to a mobile receiver unit (1) for controlling an actuator (2) for setting a pan and/or tilt angle α, β of a camera (3), said unit having a display device 4 to display an image captured by the camera (3), a control device (5) to define control commands for the actuator (2) and a transmitter unit (6) to transmit the control commands to the actuator (2), wherein the control device (5) has a gyroscopic sensor (7) to detect a relative change in angle of the mobile receiver unit (1) around at least one axis a, b, wherein a control command for a relative angle change of the pan angle α and/or the tilt angle β of the camera (3) is determined by the relative angle change, and/or the control device (5) has a compass sensor (8) to detect an absolute angle position of the mobile receiver unit (1) around at least one axis a, b, wherein a control command for an absolute angle setting of the pan angle α of the camera is determined by the absolute angle position.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


08/13/15
20150229824 

Imaging device, integrated circuit, and flicker reduction method


This image capture device (100) includes: an image sensor (102); an integrated value calculating section (210) which calculates, on a frame-by-frame basis, a value of a line integral of luminance values with respect to each of a plurality of horizontal lines included in a frame; a memory (220); an average calculating section (230) which calculates a line average value by working out the average of the values of the line integral on the same horizontal line between the newest frame and a number of other frames gotten earlier than the newest one in the memory (220); a waveform data generating section (240) which generates waveform data by normalizing the value of the line integral in the memory (220) based on the value of the line integral and a line average value; and a flicker extracting section (250) which extracts information about the phase and frequency of the flicker based on the waveform data.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


08/13/15
20150229822 

Method for increasing a detecting range of an image capture system and related image capture system thereof


A method for increasing a detection range of an image capture system includes at least one first image capture unit capturing a first image and at least one second image capture unit capturing a second image; a processor determining an object according to the first image; the processor generating a third image group with a first resolution according to the first image and the second image; the processor generating a fourth image group with a second resolution; the processor determining whether the object exists within an effective range of the image capture system corresponding to the second resolution, within a weak range of the image capture system corresponding to the second resolution, or within the effective range and the weak range of the image capture system corresponding to the second resolution to generate a determination result; and the processor executing a corresponding operation according to the determination result.. .
Etron Technology, Inc.


08/13/15
20150229821 

Image capture apparatus and image capture method


An image capture apparatus generates synchronous detection images under different exposure conditions in such a way that each synchronous detection image is obtained by subtracting the output values of an image captured with no light projected from the output values of an image captured with light projected, selects one or more pixels from the rest of the pixels at each position of the two or more synchronous detection images under the different exposure conditions excluding the pixel having the lowest output value, and generates a synchronous detection image by using the selected pixels.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150228522 

System and automatically correcting for rotational misalignment of wafers on film frames


Automatically correcting for rotational misalignment of a wafer improperly mounted on a film frame includes capturing an image of portions of the wafer using an image capture device, prior to initiation of a wafer inspection procedure by an inspection system; digitally determining a rotational misalignment angle and a rotational misalignment direction of the wafer relative to the film frame and/or a set of reference axes of a field of view of the image capture device; and correcting for the rotational misalignment of the wafer by way of a film frame handling apparatus separate from the inspection system, which is configured for rotating the film frame across the rotational misalignment angle in a direction opposite to the rotational misalignment direction. Such film frame rotation can occur prior to placement of the film frame on the wafer table, without decreasing film frame handling throughput or inspection process throughput..
Semiconductor Technologies & Instruments Pte Ltd


08/13/15
20150228194 

Vehicle navigation system, and image capture device for vehicle


A communication control system includes: a communication device that receives real-time information necessary for a vehicle control from an information delivery device via one of base stations; and a control device that controls the vehicle based on the real-time information. The communication device generates prediction information indicative of an index of remaining time before a communicating base station is switched with timing while the vehicle is running.
Denso Corporation


08/13/15
20150227791 

Biometric authentication using the eye


This invention concerns apparatus and a method for authenticating a subject using their eye as an identifying biometric, in particular the shape of their cornea. The apparatus comprises an image projection device to generate and project an image of a pattern, made up of plural discrete points, onto at least a part of the cornea of an eye of the person.
Wavefront Biometric Technologies Pty Limited


08/13/15
20150227196 

Control device for alternate reality system, alternate reality system, control alternate reality system, program, and recording medium


A control device comprises a past video image acquirer acquiring a past video image captured at a given location, a live video image acquirer acquiring a live video image captured at the given location, and a video image switcher switching the video image displayed by a head-mounted display at the given location between the past video image and live video image.. .
Riken


08/13/15
20150226852 

Position measuring device and position measuring method


A position measuring device includes a light emitter, an image capturer, a first beam splitter, a first light receiver, a second light receiver, a calculator, and a controller. The first light receiver receives light that propagates along a first optical axis toward the light emitter and is reflected by the first beam splitter, and outputs a first signal.
Mitutoyo Corporation


08/13/15
20150226663 

Methods and systems for the determination of preservative penetration in wood


The present invention is directed to an apparatus, system, and method for determining the extent of penetration of a preservative in wood. More particularly, the present invention is directed, in certain embodiments, to an apparatus comprising an image sensor capable of detecting a color spectrum of a sample, and a light source; a system comprising an image sensor, a light source, a sample treated with a preservative, an indicator applied to the sample, and a computing device coupled to the image sensor, wherein the computing device is capable of processing an image captured by the image sensor and determining the extent of penetration of the preservative; and methods for using such an apparatus and system to determine the extent of penetration of a preservative in wood by identifying changes in color of wood, wood products, or wood samples..
Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.


08/13/15
20150223901 

Method and system for displaying a timing signal for surgical instrument insertion in surgical procedures


The present teaching relates to surgical procedure assistance. In one example, a plurality of similarity measures are determined between a first set of positions and a plurality of second sets of positions, respectively.
Edda Technology, Inc.


08/13/15
20150223688 

Ophthalmoscope device


An ophthalmoscope device includes a support structure, an image capture device, and a display device. The support structure is configured to be worn by a subject.
Welch Allyn Inc.


08/13/15
20150223687 

Optical 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).. .

08/06/15
20150222935 

Venue specific multi point image capture


The present invention provides methods and apparatus for designing image capture orientations for specific performance venues and manners of presenting designs for image capture at specific venues.. .
Livestage°, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222857 

Image capture device and image processing method


A mark irradiation unit (130) irradiates an object with a mark. An image capture unit (140) captures an image of the object, and generates image data.
Pioneer Corporation


08/06/15
20150222814 

Image acquisition method and apparatus


This application provides an image acquisition method and apparatus, where the method includes: receiving an input gesture performed on an image captured by a camera; determining a filter parameter according to a current filter type and the gesture; performing a filter operation corresponding to the filter type on the image according to the filter parameter; and displaying, in real time, the image processed through the filter operation.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


08/06/15
20150222813 

Camera parameter calculation device, navigation system and camera parameter calculation method


A device for calculating one or more camera parameters of a camera for converting a scenery image captured by the camera of a scenery including a road into an image for navigation, the one or more camera parameters representing a height of a mount position of the camera and a direction of the camera includes: a location information acquisition unit that acquires location information; a road width information acquisition unit that acquires road data corresponding to the current location based on the location information and acquires road width information at the current location from the road data; a scenery image acquisition unit that acquires the scenery image from the camera; and a camera parameter calibration unit that performs calibration calculation of the camera parameters based on the scenery image and the road width information.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150222812 

Virtual image capture systems and methods


An image capture system and method wherein an image capture device has a plurality of virtual image capture devices and is configured to capture images according to a selected virtual image capture device. The selection of virtual image capture devices may vary with time, the number of images taken, or the occurrence of certain events.
Point Grey Research Inc.


08/06/15
20150222801 

Image recording method having adaptive marking light emission and such an image recording device


An image recording method is disclosed. The image recording device has a camera having an image sensor and an objective lens, wherein the camera defines an image recording region, and the image sensor has a capture area having a plurality of image pixels which can be activated and read out in pixel groups, and a marking unit having a light source.
Wolfvision Innovation Gmbh


08/06/15
20150221334 

Audio capture for multi point image capture systems


The present invention provides methods and apparatus for designing audio capture orientations for specific performance venues and manners of presenting designs for audio capture at specific venues.. .
Livestage°, Inc.


08/06/15
20150221093 

Image processing system, and image processing method


A high-density shape reconstruction is conducted in measuring animal bodies as well. An image processing system has a projection device, an imaging device, and an image processing apparatus connected to the projection device and the imaging device, wherein the projection device projects a projected pattern to an observation target, the imaging device captures the projected pattern, and the image processing apparatus performs shape reconstruction based on an input image including the projected pattern.
Hiroshima City University


08/06/15
20150220800 

Note capture, recognition, and management with hints on a user interface


At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a computing device with an image capture device to capture a visual representation of one or more notes. The computing device is configured to generate hint related to image capture and present the hint via a user interface..
3m Innovative Properties Company


08/06/15
20150219878 

Camera module


An exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a pcb (printed circuit board) mounted with an image sensor, a holder member mounted at the pcb to support a lens module, movable lens concentrically arranged with the lens module, a first actuator compensating movement of an image captured by the image sensor by moving the movable lens, and a gyro sensor unit integrally formed with the first actuator to detect rotation of trajectory in response to movement of an electronic device mounted with the camera module.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150218844 

System and archival display in a cenotaph memorial facility


A cenotaph memorial facility comprising a plurality of walls containing crypts is dedicated to an honoree who is not interred within the facility. The facility may comprise a large external memorial structure to protect the walls and individual crypts.
Legend Memorial Cenotaphs, Inc.


08/06/15
20150217137 

Three-dimensional image capture system and particle beam therapy system


According to a three-dimensional image capture system of the invention, it includes a three-dimensional measuring device that is placed on a top board and performs image-capturing of a patient to thereby generate three-dimensional-image data, and a three-dimensional-image processing device that generates from the three-dimensional-image data, a three-dimensional image associated with a reference coordinate system with reference to the top board or a floor of a room, and that displays the three-dimensional image. The three-dimensional-image processing device includes a position-information extraction unit that takes a correlation between the reference coordinate system and three-dimensional position information of the patient in the three-dimensional-image data to thereby generate reference-coordinate-system position information of the patient based on the reference coordinate system, and a display unit that displays the three-dimensional image, wherein the display unit displays a reference image and an observed image that are the three-dimensional images captured at different timings..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/06/15
20150216616 

Method and system for determining optimal timing for surgical instrument insertion in image-guided surgical procedures


The present teaching relates to surgical procedure assistance. In one example, a first set of positions of a plurality of sensors are obtained in an image captured prior to a surgical procedure.
Edda Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215758 

Method and active defense and emergency response


A deterrent device is disclosed. At the deterrent device, a first wireless communications link is established with a mobile computing device.
Pangaea Services, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215606 

Stereo camera device


To provide a stereo camera device capable of maintaining performance and reliability, while realizing thickness reduction, provided are a first image pickup device, a first communication connection unit to output a first image captured with the first image pickup device, a first image pickup substrate where the first image pickup device and the first communication connection unit are provided, a second image pickup device, a second communication connection unit to output a second image captured with the second image pickup device, a second image pickup substrate where the second image pickup device and the second communication connection unit are provided, and a housing where the first image pickup substrate is provided at one end and the second image pickup substrate is provided at another end. In the first image pickup substrate, the first image pickup device and the first communication connection unit are provided in parallel with each other in a lengthwise direction of the housing.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215585 

System and providing live imagery associated with map locations


Near real-time imagery of a given location may be provided to user upon request. Most popularly viewed geographic locations are determined, and a 360 degree image capture device is positioned at one or more of the determined locations.
Google Inc.


07/30/15
20150215533 

Image capture apparatus performing interval shooting, image capture method, and storage medium, image capture apparatus and image capture method


An image capture apparatus includes an interval shooting processing unit and an operation management control unit. It controls interval shooting to repeatedly execute photography processing that is set at a photographing interval that is set.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215532 

Panoramic image capture


The display of images, such as panoramic images, in a limited display space can be aided through the use of motion-based control, whereby a user can rotate and/or translate a computing device in order to view different portions of the image, including translating or zooming within the image. Sensors can be used to determine the motion for adjusting the display.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215528 

Method and unattended image capture


Described is a method and apparatus for unattended image capture that can identify subjects or faces within an image captured with an image sensor. The methods and apparatus may then score the image based, at least in part, on scores of detected subjects or faces in the image, scores of facial expressions, a focus score, exposure score, stability score, or audio score.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/30/15
20150215526 

Lenticular image capture


The display of images, such as lenticular images, in a limited display space can be aided through the use of motion-based control, whereby a user can rotate and/or translate a computing device in order to cause different views of a lenticular image to be displayed. Sensors can be used to determine the motion in order to select the appropriate view to display.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215520 

Image capture apparatus performing interval shooting, image capture method and storage medium


An image capture apparatus that performs interval shooting to acquire a plurality of captured images photographed with a predetermined photographing interval includes: an image capture unit; an image capture condition determination unit; and an interval shooting processing unit. The image capture unit is configured so as to be able to control focus.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215511 

Receptacle for an image capture computing device and a stabilization device


An apparatus comprises a receptacle configured to receive a mobile computing device that has an integrated image capture component. Further, the apparatus comprises a first handle having a first handle top portion that is operably connected to the receptacle and a first handle bottom portion that is operably connected to the receptacle.
Iographer, Llc


07/30/15
20150215504 

Receptacle for a video and/or image capture device


An apparatus comprises a receptacle configured to receive a video and/or image capture device. The video and/or image capture device has a connector that connects to a mounting device such that the video and/or image capture device is mountable to a surface during video and/or image capture.
Iographer, Llc


07/30/15
20150215494 

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.


07/30/15
20150213577 

Zoom images with panoramic image capture


In one aspect, one or more computing devices may capture a panoramic image. Panoramic images may refer to images having a field of view which is greater than that of the human eye, e.g., 180 degrees or greater.
Google Inc.


07/30/15
20150213318 

Method, system, imaging device, movable device and program product for detecting static elements in video and image sources


The invention relates to a method for determining a static element in images captured by an imaging means mounted on a movable device. The method comprises steps of acquiring a first image and a second image captured by the imaging means.
Honda Research Institute Europe Gmbh


07/30/15
20150213309 

Measurement method, measurement device, projection apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium


A measurement device includes an image capturing unit which includes a photoelectric unit and captures multiple images corresponding to different photoelectric areas of the photoelectric unit, multiple reflecting units arranged at different positions and configured to reflect light traveling from a projection area, changing units which change image capture angles of the reflecting units, a light condensing unit which condenses the light reflected off the different reflecting units to the different photoelectric areas, an obtaining unit which obtains the captured images corresponding to the photoelectric areas and corresponding image capture angles of the reflecting units, a selection unit which selects, from the captured images, two or more images in each of which a measurement subject is captured, and a calculation unit which calculates a position of the measurement subject in a 3d space from the selected captured images and the image capture angles corresponding to the captured images.. .

07/30/15
20150213303 

Image processing with facial reference images


Systems and methods are provided for capturing and processing digital images. During a capture session, an image capture system is configured to capture one or more subject images and one or more calibration images potentially containing the user's face under common lighting conditions.
Nvidia Corporation


07/30/15
20150213231 

Method, server, and user device for providing user's personal medicine information management service between the server and the user device


A method of managing a personal medicine information management service by a user device and a server includes obtaining a medicine image captured by photographing appearance of a user medicine; transmitting the obtained medicine image to the server as a request for recognition of the user medicine; and receiving medicine quantity information and personal medicine information from the server based on a result of the recognition of the user medicine. The personal medicine information includes an image of the user medicine of which recognition training is performed by the server..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.




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