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 Time lapse user interface enhancements patent thumbnailTime lapse user interface enhancements
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for providing visual indication that the image capture device is actively recording frames for a time lapse output sequence by providing indicia that communicates to a user that the image capture device is actively recording frames for the time lapse output sequence. Allowing user to perform time lapse sequence captures with a simple set up and with auto-adjustments when events occur that might otherwise detract from output quality..
Apple Inc.


 Image capture apparatus and control method thereof patent thumbnailImage capture apparatus and control method thereof
An image capture apparatus and control method thereof that improve focus detection accuracy in scenes that have low luminance, contrast, and the like is disclosed. The image capture apparatus has a focus detection mode suited to scenes that have low luminance, contrast, and the like.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Image generation apparatus patent thumbnailImage generation apparatus
In an image generation apparatus, an image of a periphery of an own vehicle is captured using an imaging operation of a camera mounted in the own vehicle in a first state that is suitable for capturing an image for recognizing information illustrated on a display board, at a predetermined first timing, and a first captured image is generated from the image captured in the first state. An image of the periphery of the own vehicle is captured using an imaging operation of the camera in a second state that is suitable for capturing an image for recognizing information displayed by light emitted from an electronic display apparatus, at a predetermined second timing, and a second captured image is generated from the image captured in the second state.
Denso Corporation


 Luminance source selection in a multi-lens camera patent thumbnailLuminance source selection in a multi-lens camera
The luminance information of an image captured by a multi-lens camera system can be improved by selecting a luminance information source for each portion of the captured image. Each lens of the camera system can capture an initial image.
Linx Computational Imaging Ltd.


 Monitoring camera and monitoring camera control method patent thumbnailMonitoring camera and monitoring camera control method
An image signal processing dsp subjects an image captured by an imaging element having a zoom lens to image processing for identifying a tracking target. In accordance with zoom information generated by the image signal processing dsp, the main cpu controls the zoom lens and controls a turn table that moves the imaging element in panning and tilting directions in accordance with pan and tilt information, to track the tracking target.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


 Light-based radar system for augmented reality patent thumbnailLight-based radar system for augmented reality
A system and method for measuring depth using an optical radar system are described. The system includes an optical radar, a camera, a display, and a processor.
Daqri, Llc


 Surveying and measurement methods and devices patent thumbnailSurveying and measurement methods and devices
The present invention relates to devices and methods for generating surveys of interior and exterior locations using image capture devices associated with image processing techniques suitable to allow survey and measurement information and where such survey and measurement information can optionally be further processed. Such survey and measurement information relating to interior and exterior locations can be used in applications such as construction/remodeling estimation, 3d model generation, insurance policy underwriting and adjusting, interior design efforts, landscaping, real estate marketing, inventory management and other areas where it can be desirable to obtain information about features and dimensions of one or more features or objects present in the location.
Pointivo, Inc.


 Identifying electronic components for augmented reality patent thumbnailIdentifying electronic components for augmented reality
Techniques for identifying electronic components for augmented reality are described in various implementations. In one example implementation, a method may include causing a first changeable visual indicator of a first electronic component to change according to a defined pattern.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp


 Multipurpose diagnostic examination apparatus and system patent thumbnailMultipurpose diagnostic examination apparatus and system
A multipurpose diagnostic examination apparatus includes a diagnosis control unit (dcu), an attachment unit, and an image capture device (icd). The attachment unit is detachably connected to and extends from a front end of the dcu.
Comprehensive Telemedicine


 Systems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherenece tomography patent thumbnailSystems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherenece tomography
Systems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (oct) are disclosed. According to an aspect, an imaging system includes an eye tracking device configured to determine movement of an eye.
Duke University


Systems and methods for monitoring cross-linking activity for corneal treatments

A system for treatment of corneal tissue includes one or more light sources that generate excitation light delivered to corneal tissue treated with a cross-linking agent. The excitation light causes the cross-linking agent to fluoresce by emitting an emission light at a plurality of emission wavelengths.
Avedro, Inc.

Video image stabilization

Techniques to permit a digital image capture device to stabilize a video stream in real-time (during video capture operations) 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.

Mobile terminal and control method thereof

A mobile terminal including a touchscreen; a camera; and a controller configured to display a first graphic object on the touchscreen that is linked with an image capture function for capturing an image through the camera, execute the image capture function in response to a first touch input applied to the graphic object, and execute both the image capture function and a linked function corresponding to the image capture function in response to a second touch input applied to the graphic object.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Cellular phone with built-in selfie stick

The novel cellular phone has a built-in selfie stick extensible from the cellular phone, and an adjustable camera module is configured at a far end of the selfie stick. The cellular phone contains an accommodation chamber in a top portion of the cellular phone for housing the selfie stick.

Display device and control method

Provided is a display device including an imaging unit that captures a moving image in a predetermined range in an image display direction, a moving body detection unit that detects whether or not a moving body is present in a predetermined range in the image display direction, an image analysis unit that analyzes the moving image captured by the imaging unit to detect whether or not a face is present, and a power control unit that controls power consumption with different patterns according to a plurality of modes that are set by combining whether or not the face detected by the image analysis unit is present and whether or not the moving body detected by the detection unit is present.. .
Sony Corporation

Three-dimensional model generation

A method for texture reconstruction associated with a three-dimensional scan of an object includes scanning, at a processor, a sequence of image frames captured by an image capture device at different three-dimensional viewpoints. The method also includes generating a composite confidence map based on the sequence of image frames.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Liveness detection

An image of a portion of a person's body is accessed, the image having been captured by an image capture device. Using the image, measurements of characteristics in the image are obtained, the characteristics in the image having been selected based on a statistical analysis of characteristics (i) in a plurality of first images taken directly of a person and (ii) in a plurality of second images taken of an image of a person.
Accenture Global Services Limited

Method and system for adapting a display based on input from an iris camera

Systems and methods for adapting a display based on input from an iris camera are disclosed. The method includes receiving an image captured by an iris camera, processing the image to determine a status of an eye of a user of a display, determining whether the user eye comfort is adequate based on the status of the eye of the user, and in response to determining that the user eye comfort is not adequate, adjusting a setting of the display..
Dell Products L.p.

Numerical controller capable of checking mounting state of tool used for machining

A numerical controller retrieves only a tool change command in an nc program and controls an automatic tool changer to execute tool change based on the retrieved tool change command. The numerical controller controls a camera to capture an image of a tool every time the tool change command is executed, and analyzes the image captured by the camera to calculate a shape and a size of the tool.
Fanuc Corporation

Compact optic design for digital image capture devices

A compact optic design is disclosed in which an image capture device's cover glass (or other transparent material) is imbued with optic power and affixed directly to the device's housing. A lens barrel, in which one or more additional lens elements are mounted, may be aligned with the optical lens formed by the cover glass and an image sensor to provide a complete camera module..
Apple Inc.

Photonic synthesis of large aperture telescopes from multi-telescope arrays

The present invention provides a telescope array and related components and methods. In various embodiments, the telescope array may include a plurality of telescopes, each telescope associated with a focal plane package and a telescope control system configured to control the focus and tracking of the telescope, such that each telescope may be independently focused and pointed.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

System and control based on face or hand gesture detection

System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image. Based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera (still or video), a control signal is generated and provided to a device.
May Patents Ltd.

System and control based on face or hand gesture detection

System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image. Based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera (still or video), a control signal is generated and provided to a device.
May Patents Ltd.

Device for picture taking in low light and connectable to a mobile telephone type device

A picture taking device includes a power supply and a sensor of resolution higher than thirteen megapixels and an objective lens open at minimum to f/2.0 for at least one focal length value. A diagonal dimension of the photosensitive surface of the sensor is greater than 15 mm.
Dxo Labs

Mobile terminal and controlling the same

Disclosed are a mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same. The mobile terminal includes a camera configured to photograph an external environment, a display unit configured to display an image captured by the camera, and a control unit configured to extract, from the image, at least one object corresponding to a face in the external environment and control the display unit to correct the image by modifying a certain region of the at least one object, based on a distance from a center of the image to the at least one object..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Imaging apparatus, controlling imaging apparatus, controlling display control apparatus, and controlling recording apparatus

An imaging apparatus (100) includes a first imaging unit (13), a second imaging unit (103) configured to image an object in an opposite direction from the first imaging unit, a detection unit (44) configured to detect an orientation of the imaging apparatus, and a control unit (50) configured to perform control for displaying an image captured by the first imaging unit and an image captured by the second imaging unit on a display unit (28) at the same time. The control unit performs control so that the image captured by the second imaging unit is displayed after being rotated if the detection unit detects that the orientation of the imaging apparatus is a predetermined orientation, in a case where the image captured by the second imaging unit is displayed together with the image captured by the first imaging unit without being reversed by a mirror image reversal..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Apparatus and spherical light field capture

An imaging apparatus comprises a gantry with a pan and tilt rotating mechanism to which an elongated member is attached. The elongated member enables placing an image capture device at a forward offset from the center of rotation of the pan and tilt rotating mechanism.
Otoy, Inc.

Adaptive camera control for reducing motion blur during real-time image capture

A method of forming a visual representation of an object from a plurality of image frames acquired using a portable electronic device, the method comprising the steps of determining at least one parameter of motion of the portable electronic device; determining at least one capture condition for at least one first image frame of the plurality of image frames; computing, based on the at least one parameter of motion and the at least one capture condition, an indication of blur in the image frame; based on the indication of blur, conditionally taking a corrective action.. .
Dacuda Ag

Remote depth sensing via relayed depth from diffusion

Remote depth sensing techniques are described via relayed depth from diffusion. In one or more implementations, a remote depth sensing system is configured to sense depth as relayed from diffusion.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

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

Image capture and dissemination systems and methods

Systems and methods of using the system for obtaining an image of a user and survey data from the user are disclosed. The system comprises a processor, a digital imaging device in communication with the processor, at least one input device in communication with the processor, at least one output device in communication with the processor, and software executing on the processor.
Vanity Ip Llc

Method for systematically penalizing drivers who fail to stop at a crosswalk

Systems and methods are provided for systematically penalizing drivers who fail to stop at crosswalk on different circumstances. The system and method generally employ a sensor to detect a vehicle approaching the cross walk and ambient conditions.

Embedded mainboard for parking lot control system and parking lot control system

An embedded mainboard for a parking lot control system, includes a control chip, an ethernet power supply unit, an image data processing unit for vehicle number identification, a network interface, an image input interface signally connected with the image data processing unit, a communication unit communicating with parking lot entrance-exit equipment and a control circuit controlling the parking lot entrance-exit equipment. The control chip controls the image data processing unit to identify license plates in images received from the image input interface, and integrates the image data processing unit in the embedded mainboard.
Xi'an Irain Iot Technology Service Co., Ltd.

Managing multi-user access to controlled locations in a facility

A method or system for multi-user access of a facility including multiple controlled locations is disclosed. In one step, an image of a person is obtained from a data store.

Pass-through display of captured imagery

A method includes sequentially outputting from an imaging sensor each pixel row of a set of pixel rows of an image captured by the imaging sensor. The method further includes displaying, at a display device, a pixel row representative of a first pixel row of the captured image prior to a second pixel row of the captured image being output by the imaging sensor.
Google Inc.

Image generation device and operation support system

An image generation device generates an output image based on an input image captured by a camera attached to a shovel. Further, the image generation device includes an output image generation unit that associates a value of an input pixel in the input image with a value of an output pixel in the output image to generate the output image.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

System and control based on face or hand gesture detection

System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image. Based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera (still or video), a control signal is generated and provided to a device.
May Patents Ltd.

Display control system, display control apparatus, display control method, and storage medium

A first imaging unit and a second imaging unit are installed on a first site. An image captured by the first imaging unit and an image captured by the second imaging unit can be alternately displayed on a screen installed on a second site.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Virtual camera interface and other user interaction paradigms for a flying digital assistant

Methods and systems are described for new paradigms for user interaction with an unmanned aerial vehicle (referred to as a flying digital assistant or fda) using a portable multifunction device (pmd) such as smart phone. In some embodiments, a user may control image capture from an fda by adjusting the position and orientation of a pmd.
Skydio, Inc.

Road profile along a predicted path

Systems and methods are provided for determining a road profile along a predicted path. In one implementation, a system includes at least one image capture device configured to acquire a plurality of images of an area in a vicinity of a user vehicle; a data interface; and at least one processing device configured to receive the plurality of images captured by the image capture device through the data interface; and compute a profile of a road along one or more predicted paths of the user vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.

Imaging device for animals

An imaging device for animals of the present invention comprises: a darkroom box having an opening part through which a portion of a subject to be examined protrudes to the outside or an external stimulator can be inputted or outputted in order to apply stimulation; a subject-to-be-examined supporter for mounting the subject to be examined thereon so as to facilitate the protruding of the portion of the subject to be examined to the outside or the application of an external stimulus; an image capturing device for photographing the subject to be examined before, after or during the application of the external stimulus while applying the external stimulus to the portion of the subject to be examined mounted on the subject-to-be-examined supporter; and an image processing system for processing the image captured through the image capturing device.. .
Vieworks Co., Ltd.

Method for selecting cameras and image distribution system capable of appropriately selecting cameras

In a method, m (m is a natural number smaller than n) cameras capturing images to be displayed are selected from n (n is a natural number equal to or larger than 2) cameras capturing images of a same scene. The method includes obtaining positions and image capture angles of the n cameras and selecting m cameras from the n cameras on the basis of the obtained positions and image capture angles of the n cameras..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Method for obtaining light-field data using a non-light-field imaging device, corresponding device, computer program product and non-transitory computer-readable carrier medium

A method for obtaining light field data of a scene from a sequence of images of the scene, each image being captured at a different viewpoint using a non-light-field image capture device is described. The method includes obtaining a reference image of the scene at a reference viewpoint, an interest area of the scene being included in the reference image and a reference position (x0,y0) being associated with the interest area in a reference local coordinate system of the capture device.
Thomson Licensing

Camera system dual-encoder architecture

An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.

Accessing content by processing secure optical codes

Mechanisms for accessing a resource based on interpretation of a secure optical code are provided. The mechanisms capture, by an image capture device, an image of the secure optical code.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method, system and determining distance to an object in a scene

A method of determining at least two motion values of an object moving axially in a scene. A first and second image of the object in the scene is captured with an image capture device.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing apparatus

A filtering unit applies a filter for suppressing a high-frequency component to a second image generated by performing image processing including at least enlargement processing on a first image captured by using an endoscope. An image reducing unit generates a third image by performing reduction processing on the second image to which the filter has been applied.
Olympus Corporation

Payment headwear and related methods

Headwear comprising an image capture device configured to capture a visual purchase identifier observable by a wearer of said headwear; and a processor connected to said image capture device and configured to, in response to receiving data from the image capture device, identify said visual purchase identifier and initiate payment for a purchase identified by the visual purchase identifier.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated

Barcode reader

A barcode reader may perform image processing functions to generate distinct image data records from the frame of image data of a barcode, select an image data record from the distinct image data records and decode the selected image data record. Each image data record may be generated by applying a distinct image processing function to the frame of image data.
The Code Corporation

Barcode reader

A barcode reader may perform image processing functions to generate distinct image data records from the frame of image data of a barcode, select an image data record from the distinct image data records and decode the selected image data record. Each image data record may be generated by applying a distinct image processing function to the frame of image data.
The Code Corporation

Image processing apparatus and method, and program

The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus, method, and program which can improve operability. A short distance image separation unit generates a short distance image indicating a short distance object located at the side of an imaging unit, on the basis of a clipped image which is clipped from an input image captured by the imaging unit, and a distance image indicating the distance to an object in each region of the clipped image.
Sony Corporation

Particle analysis apparatus, observation apparatus, particle analysis program and particle analysis method

A particle analysis apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of images each captured at a different time in each of which a particle moving in a predetermined direction in a medium is imaged; and a determination unit that determines, based on a movement amount of a particle due to brownian motion in the medium, whether or not an image of a first particle included in an image captured at a first time of the plurality of images acquired by the acquisition unit and an image of a second particle included in an image captured at a second time which is different from the first time of the plurality of images acquired by the acquisition unit are images indicating the same particle.. .
Nikon Corporation

Method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for imaging

The present disclosure provides a method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for imaging. The method includes capturing, by a device, a plurality of images of a work piece and mapping, by the device, the plurality of images of the work piece to a digital representation of the work piece.
Abm International, Inc.

Systems and methods for causing a vehicle response based on traffic light detection

A traffic light detection system for a vehicle is provided. The system may include at least one processing device programmed to receive, from at least one image capture device, a plurality of images representative of an area forward of the vehicle, the area including a traffic light fixture having at least one traffic light.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.

Viewing a three-dimensional information space through a display screen

A method is provided, including the following operations: capturing images of an interactive environment by an image capture device; analyzing the captured images to track motion of a user's head in the interactive environment; providing a view through a display screen of a three-dimensional (3-d) information space, wherein the view of the 3-d information space is defined from a perspective that is determined by the tracked motion of the user's head in the interactive environment, the perspective being dynamically updated in response to the motion of the user's head; wherein the 3-d information space includes a plurality of predefined content regions that are configured to present respectively assigned visual content, the content regions being visually accessible through the display screen based on the provided view of the 3-d information space.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Projection type billiard system gesture/billiard-rod control system and implementation method thereof

A projection type billiard system gesture/billiard-rod control system and an implement method thereof. The system comprises an image capture device (7), a projection device (6) and a computer (3).

Information processing system and information processing apparatus

An example of an information processing system includes a hand-held terminal. The hand-held terminal senses sensor information for determining an emotion of a user.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Shared scene mesh data synchronization

A user device within a communication architecture, the user device comprising: an image capture device configured to determine image data and intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data for the creation of a video channel defining a shared scene; a surface reconstruction entity configured to determine surface reconstruction data associated with the image data from the image capture device; a video channel configured to encode and packetize the image data and intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data; a surface reconstruction channel configured to encode and packetize the surface reconstruction data; a transmitter configured to transmit the video and surface reconstruction channel packets; and a bandwidth controller configured to control the bandwidth allocated to the video channel and the surface reconstruction channel.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Image capture device having light field image capture mode, 2d image capture mode, and intermediate capture mode

An image capture device, such as a camera, has multiple modes including a light field image capture mode, a conventional 2d image capture mode, and at least one intermediate image capture mode. By changing position and/or properties of the microlens array (mla) in front of the image sensor, changes in 2d spatial resolution and angular resolution can be attained.
Lytro, Inc.

Using captured high and low resolution images

A method for producing an improved high resolution image is disclosed including capturing low resolution images and a high resolution image; combining the low resolution images to provide an aggregate low resolution image; reducing the resolution of the high resolution image to provide an image representative of a low resolution image that could have been captured by the image capture device; interpolating the representative low resolution image to provide an interpolated high resolution image; calculating a residual image from the high resolution image and the interpolated high resolution image; combining the representative low resolution image and the aggregate low resolution image to provide a final low resolution image; and using the final low resolution image and the residual image to provide the improved high resolution image.. .
Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 Llc

Electronic apparatus

A digital camera includes an image sensor that can receive a light beam from a subject in a first region (one block) and a second region (another block) and capture images in the first region and second region on different conditions and a control unit that controls image capture by applying multiple image capture conditions to a first process at least in the first region.. .
Nikon Corporation

Background replacement system and methods

A method of illuminating a subject during photography is disclosed. The method includes illuminating a background lighting system during a first image capture, illuminating a subject lighting system during a second image capture, and illuminating the background lighting system during a third image capture.
Lifetouch Inc.

Image forming system that moves print job between a plurality of image forming apparatuses and recording medium

An image forming system includes a portable terminal device and an image forming apparatus. The portable terminal device includes a job information acquisition circuit, an augmented reality circuit, and a job moving circuit.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Method and system for converting text to speech

Embodiments of the invention relate to devices that can be worn on the body and used to take images of written text and convert that text to an auditory or other signal to aid visually impaired individuals. A method for enabling a user having a visual impairment to understand written text material is provided.
Freedom Scientific, Inc.

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

In an information processing apparatus, a conversion unit converts position information indicated by a line or a figure set onto a corrected captured image generated through distortion correction processing executed on at least a part of a captured image captured by an image capturing apparatus into position information in the captured image by at least using information relating to a condition for executing analysis processing for analyzing the captured image. A control unit controls an analysis unit to execute the analysis processing using the position information converted by the conversion unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Occluding augmented reality objects

Techniques for occluding augmented reality objects are described in various implementations. In one example implementation, a method may include receiving an image captured by an image capture device and identifying a foreground object depicted in the image.
Aurasma Limited

Dermatological feature tracking over multiple images

Methods and apparatus are disclosed that assist a user such as a doctor to track changes that occur in features of a subject's skin as the skin features evolve over time. Such a tracking can be done for images captured under different imaging/lighting modalities, by different image capture devices, and/or at different points in time.
Canfield Scientific, Incorporated

Method and system for automated inspection utilizing a multi-modal database

A method and system for performing automated defect detection is disclosed. The system may include at least one database, an image capture device and a processor.
United Technologies Corporation

Commodity registration apparatus and commodity registration method

A commodity is learnt and stored in an hdd on the basis of a commodity image captured by an image capturing section. Commodity registration is carried out through a key input.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Vehicle-mounted recognition device

An objective of the present invention is to obtain a vehicle-mounted recognition device capable of recognizing an object to be recognized in a shorter processing time than previously possible. This vehicle-mounted recognition device recognizes an object to be recognized from any image of a pair of images captured simultaneously by a pair of image capture units, said vehicle-mounted recognition device comprising: a disparity measurement unit which measures disparity using the pair of images; an object information estimation unit which estimates the present location of the object from a previous location of the object; a concealment determination unit which determines whether the object is concealed in at least one of the pair of images on the basis of the result of the measurement by the disparity measurement unit and the result of the estimation by the object information estimation unit; an image selection unit which selects the image in which the object can be recognized from among the pair of images on the basis of the result of the determination by the concealment determination unit; and an object recognition unit which recognizes the object using the selected image..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Obstacle detection apparatus and method

Provided are an obstacle detection apparatus and method using a difference image. The obstacle detection apparatus includes an difference image calculator configured to calculate a difference image from a target image from which an obstacle is to be recognized and a comparison image captured prior to the target image, an obstacle area extractor configured to extract an obstacle area which is predicted as including the obstacle, based on boundary information of the calculated difference image, an obstacle area information calculator configured to analyze image information of the extracted obstacle area to calculate a moving speed and moving direction of the obstacle and calculate a position of the obstacle from a reference positon of a camera, and a dangerous obstacle determiner configured to evaluate a danger grade of the obstacle, based on at least one of the moving speed, moving direction, and position of the obstacle..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Lane detection device and method thereof, and lane display device and method thereof

A forward view image captured from a vehicle is divided into a plurality of blocks each continuous to each other in a vertical direction and extending in a horizontal direction, each of the blocks is determined as a bright block or a dark block, and a binarization threshold of the dark block is set to a binarization threshold smaller than a binarization threshold of the bright block.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Commodity recognition apparatus and commodity recognition method

The commodity recognition apparatus displays a frame for surrounding a commodity in an image captured by an image capturing module. Then the commodity recognition apparatus recognizes a candidate of the commodity imaged in the frame according to the feature amount of the image in the area surrounded by the frame, and outputs information of a highest ranked candidate commodity.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Image capture system and imaging optical system

An image capture system including two imaging systems of the same structure each having a wide-angle lens, which includes a front group, a reflection surface, and a rear group arranged in order from an object side, has a field angle larger than 180 degrees, and bends an optical axis of the front group toward the rear group by the reflection surface, and an imaging sensor, obtains an image in a solid angle of 4π radian by combining images imaged by the imaging systems. Each of the two wide-angle lenses includes the reflection surface between the front group and the rear group, the reflection surfaces are made to be common to the two imaging systems.

Monitoring system, apparatus and method thereof

A monitoring system, a monitoring apparatus, and a monitoring method thereof are provided. In particular, the monitoring system includes a handheld electronic apparatus and a monitoring apparatus.
Htc Corporation

Arcing filtering using multiple image capture devices

A system for detecting arcing between two electrical conductors includes an image capture arrangement including a plurality of image capture devices configured to be arranged in spaced relationship relative to one another and to a contact region between the electrical conductors so as to provide depth information. A processor is responsive to the image capture arrangement for computing a depth range of the contact region between the electrical conductors relative to a first image capture device of the image capture arrangement and determining if an arcing candidate appears within the computed depth range for the first image capture device of the image capture arrangement and at least one further image capture device of the image capture arrangement and, if it does, flagging the candidate as arcing at the contact region..
Dti Group Limited

Method for printing on a media object in a flat bed printing system

The invention relates to a method for printing on a media object supported by a flat bed of a printer, the printer comprising a print head and a camera above the flat bed, the method comprising the steps of detecting a media object on the flat bed surface of the printer by means of a digital camera image captured by the camera, deriving camera coordinates of the media object in the digital camera image, applying a direct transformation from the camera coordinates into print head coordinates of the media object without using coordinates of the flat bed surface, and printing a digital target image on the media object by ejecting recording material on the media object from the print head, the print head controlled according to the print head coordinates appropriate for the media object.. .
Oce-technologies B.v.

Projection type billiard ball hitting intelligent auxiliary system and method

A projection type billiard ball hitting intelligent auxiliary system and method. The system comprises an image capture device (7), a projection device (6) and a computer (3).

Infrared projection billiard entertainment system and implementation method thereof

An infrared projection billiard entertainment system and an implementation method thereof. The system comprises a billiard table (8), an image capture device (7), a projection device (6), a computer (3), a hollow billiard illuminating lamp (4), an infrared light supplementary lamp (5), a projection hanger (1) and an image capture device hanger (2).

Control system, a controlling an uav, and a uav-kit

A control system, a method for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), and a uav-kit are provided. The control system includes an uav configured to capture an image and transmit the captured image signal.
Zerotech (shenzhen) Intelligence Robot Co., Ltd.

Methods and synchronizing readout of multiple image sensors

Methods and apparatus for reading out pixel values from sensors in a synchronized manner are described. Readout of rows of pixel values from different sensors are controlled so that pixel values of different sensors corresponding to the same portion of a scene are read out in a way that the same portions of a scene are captured at the same or nearly the same time by different sensors.
The Lightco Inc.

Methods and capturing images using multiple camera modules in an efficient manner

Methods and apparatus for capturing images using a camera device including multiple camera modules, e .g., multiple optical chains, in an efficient manner are described. Different camera devices in the camera device may capture images corresponding to different size fields of view of a scene area.
The Lightco Inc.

Image-capturing apparatus, captured image processing system, program, and recording medium

A mobile terminal apparatus includes a geometrical arrangement detecting section (111) detecting groups of edge pixels arranged in a shape of a line segment in an image captured by an image-capturing apparatus; and a display processing section (112) causes a contour line representative of a contour of a rectangular captured object to be displayed on the captured image displayed on a display section so that the contour line is superimposed on the groups of edge pixels detected by the geometrical arrangement detecting section (111).. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for leveraging user gaze in user monitoring subregion selection systems

The subject matter described herein relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media for leveraging user gaze in a user monitoring subregion selection system. One system includes a first camera configured to capture an image of a scene.
The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

Image capture device

The present disclosure is intended to provide an image capture device having high resolution in reconstruction. The image capture device of the present disclosure, which is capable of recording light information including a traveling direction of light and intensity of the light in the traveling direction, includes a main lens; an image sensor; a microlens array that is placed between the main lens and the image sensor and has a predetermined vertical rotation angle relative to the image sensor; and a signal processing unit for generating a refocused image on a virtual image plane at any given focal position using the light information..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Wearable device, photography device, photography system and associated photographing method

A photography device, a wearable device, a photography system and an associated photographing method are provided. The method includes the following steps: establishing a wireless connection between the photography device and the wearable device; transmitting, wirelessly, a preview image captured by the photography device to the wearable device; displaying by the wearable device the received preview image to the user; transmitting a user control command received by the wearable device to the photography device through the wireless connection; performing, by the photography device, an associated operation according to the user control command.
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

Lighting system for a camera including multiple leds

A digital camera includes an optical assembly and image sensor for capturing still and/or video images and displaying the images on a screen. The camera includes multiple leds and/or a rotatable lens mounted flash to provide illumination during image capture..
Mperpetuo, Inc.

Digital camera accessory providing a secondary image capture device ("sicd")

A digital camera includes an optical assembly and image sensor for capturing still and/or video images and displaying the images on a screen. A hot shoe bracket is configured for coupling a second image capture device to the digital camera housing..
Mperpetuo, Inc.

Web barcode scanner

In various example embodiments, a system and method for retrieving item identification information are presented. The system receives a selection request indicating selection of a user interface element from a client device and, based on the selection request, causes the client device to access an image capture application.
Ebay Enterprise, Inc.

Imaging control apparatus, storage system, and storage medium

There is provided an imaging control apparatus including an imaging control section configured to control an imaging section to capture a predetermined area in a body cavity, a comparison section configured to compare a captured image captured by the imaging section with a reference image, and a storage control section configured to execute a control to store the captured image in response to a comparison result by the comparison section.. .
Sony Corporation

Image capture device

An image capture device of the present disclosure is capable of recording light-ray information including a travelling direction of a light ray and an intensity of the light ray in the travelling direction, and includes: a main lens; an image sensor; microlenses arranged between the main lens and the image sensor; a dirt detector that detects a dirt region on or near the main lens based on an inclination of a straight line on an epipolar plane image that is produced by separating pixels on the image sensor so as to correspond to a plurality of sub-apertures existing on the main lens and arranging the separated pixels in a parallax direction; and a dirt remover that reconstructs pixels of the dirt region by using pixels outside the dirt region.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Surrounding environment recognition device

A surrounding environment recognition device includes: an image acquisition unit that obtains a photographic image from a camera for capturing, via a camera lens, an image of a surrounding environment around a mobile object; an image recognition unit that recognizes an object image of an object present in the surrounding environment based upon the photographic image obtained by the image acquisition unit; an accumulation detection unit that detects accumulation settled on the camera lens based upon the photographic image obtained by the image acquisition unit; a suspension decision-making unit that makes a decision, based upon detection results provided by the accumulation detection unit, whether or not to suspend operation of the image recognition unit; a tracking unit that detects a characteristic quantity in a tracking target image from a specific area in an image captured by the image acquisition unit for a reference frame, determines through calculation an estimated area where the characteristic quantity should be detected in an image captured by the image acquisition unit for a later frame relative to the reference frame and makes a decision as to whether or not the characteristic quantity for the tracking target image is also present in the estimated area; and a resumption decision-making unit that makes a decision, based upon at least decision-making results provided by the tracking unit and indicating whether or not the characteristic quantity for the tracking target image is present, as to whether or not to resume the operation of the image recognition unit currently in a suspended state.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd

Identification and/or authentication of a user using gaze information

According to the invention a system for authenticating a user of a device is disclosed. The system may include a first image sensor, a determination unit, and an authentication unit.
Tobii Ab

Image processing facial recognition

An apparatus including an image capture device including a lens, a shutter, an image sensor, and an aperture is provided. The image capture device receives, via the lens, a plurality of images.
Samet Privacy, Llc

Data acquisition devices, systems and analyzing strain sensors and monitoring turbine component strain

Data acquisition devices for analyzing reference objects and systems for monitoring turbine component deformation are provided. A data acquisition device has a longitudinal axis and includes a lens assembly and an image capture device in communication with the lens assembly for receiving and processing light from the lens assembly to generate images.
General Electric Company

Flame visualization control for a burner including a perforated flame holder

A combustion system includes a perforated flame holder, a camera, and a control circuit. The perforated flame holder sustains a combustion reaction within the perforated flame holder.
Clearsign Combustion Corporation

Scene motion correction in fused image systems

Techniques to capture and fuse short- and long-exposure images of a scene from a stabilized image capture device are disclosed. More particularly, the disclosed techniques use not only individual pixel differences between co-captured short- and long-exposure images, but also the spatial structure of occluded regions in the long-exposure images (e.g., areas of the long-exposure image(s) exhibiting blur due to scene object motion).
Apple Inc.

Image capture apparatus and control method thereof

An angular velocity of an image capture apparatus and a motion vector between images are detected. An object velocity is computed based on a comparison between a change amount of the angular velocities and a change amount of the motion vectors.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Automated generation of panning shots

Generally described, aspects of the present disclosure relate to generation of an image representing a panned shot of an object by an image capture device. In one embodiment, a panned shot may be performed on a series of images of a scene.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Focus detection apparatus, and control method thereof and storage medium

A focus detection apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a plurality of focus detection areas for an image captured by photo-electrically converting an object image formed by an imaging optical system; a generation unit configured to, regarding each of the plurality of focus detection areas, detect information related to a distance to an object included in each of the plurality of focus detection areas, and generate a map expressing the information related to distance of each object; a determination unit configured to detect whether or not a moving object is included in each of the plurality of focus detection areas, and using detected information, determine a moving object condition; and an update unit configured to update the map based on the moving object condition determined by the determination unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Frame manipulation to reduce rolling shutter artifacts

An image sensor of a camera system captures an image over an image capture interval of time, and waits a blanking interval of time before capturing an additional image. The captured image is provided to a frame controller, and is buffered until an image signal processor accesses the captured image.
Gopro, Inc.

Image capture apparatus

An image capture apparatus comprises an imaging optical system, an image sensor, a pupil division unit which limits a light beam entering each pixel on the image sensor to a specific pupil area of the imaging optical system, an incident angle determination unit which determines an incident angle to each pixel on the image sensor, an image shift unit which shifts an electric signal obtained from the image sensor, based on the incident angle determined by the incident angle determination unit and a position of a plane on which image generation is performed, and an image generation unit which synthesizes electric signals obtained from the image shift unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Electronic apparatus and camera device thereof

The present disclosure relates to a camera device and an electronic device. The camera device comprises a rigid circuit board, an image sensor, and a heat dissipation member.
Molex, Llc





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