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 Method and  calibrating a dynamic auto stereoscopic 3d screen device patent thumbnailnew patent Method and calibrating a dynamic auto stereoscopic 3d screen device
The proposed solution is a calibration process for a dynamic auto-stereoscopic 3d device using an image capture by the camera of the device of the auto-stereoscopic screen through a reflecting surface. The process may also compute the horizontal phase of the parallax barrier..
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


 Projection system, and information processing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Projection system, and information processing apparatus
A projection system includes image projection apparatuses to project one image onto a projection face based on image information, a projection controller to divide the image information into a plurality of segment image data, and to instruct each of the image projection apparatuses to project corresponding segment image data, a positional deviation detector disposed at each of the image projection apparatuses to detect a positional deviation at the image projection apparatuses, an identification unit to identify which image projection apparatus requires a calibration processing; a projection unit to cause the identified image projection apparatus to project a calibration image information; an image capture apparatus to capture the calibration image information; and a calibration unit to calibrate the segment image data projected by the identified image projection apparatus based on the captured calibration image information.. .

 Low-light trail camera patent thumbnailnew patent Low-light trail camera
A trail camera that provides improved image capture performance in no-light or low-light conditions by using an image sensor that is sensitive to low-light conditions and has a sensitivity range encompassing visible and near infrared wavelengths. The image sensor may produce monochromatic image signals to be more sensitive and provide higher contrast imagery in both day and night conditions.
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.


 Remote imaging in modular cellular phone patent thumbnailnew patent Remote imaging in modular cellular phone
A system and method of remote imaging allows a camera module in a modular portable electronic device environment to be removed from a base module without halting an image capture session being displayed on a display of the base module. In an embodiment, image data may be captured by both the camera module and the base module.
Motorola Mobility Llc


 Image capturing apparatus capable of capturing panoramic image patent thumbnailnew patent Image capturing apparatus capable of capturing panoramic image
An image generating apparatus including a processor and a memory having instructions stored therein which are executable by the processor to cause the processor to: cause a display to separately and simultaneously display (i) a panoramic image in progress corresponding to images which are captured by an image capturing unit, and (ii) a live-view image corresponding to an image that is newly captured by the image capturing unit while images are being captured by the image capturing unit; receive an instruction to terminate image capture processing for generating panoramic image data while the panoramic image in progress and the live-view image are being displayed; and perform, in response to reception of the instruction, control to record, as a completed panoramic image, panoramic image data generated from the images captured by a time when reception of the instruction is finished, even if images have not yet been captured in a predetermined capture range set in advance for a full panoramic image to be generated.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


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


 Image processing apparatus that sends image to external apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus that sends image to external apparatus
An image processing apparatus sends an image to an external apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes a communication control unit, and a processing unit.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


 User interfaces for electronic devices patent thumbnailnew patent User interfaces for electronic devices
Disclosed herein are electronic device display interface embodiments for controlling a camera and for reviewing images captured in the device from the camera. For example, in some embodiments, a device is provided with a display for viewing images to be captured by the camera and to provide a display interface for controlling camera operation, wherein the display interface, when in an image capture mode, is to provide an image capture button with two or more smaller image mode buttons disposed adjacent to the image capture button..
Intel Corporation


 Device having camera function and  image capture patent thumbnailnew patent Device having camera function and image capture
A controller is configured to perform a first image capturing operation and a second image capturing operation based on a shutter operation, in the first image capturing operation a first image capturing unit capturing an image without light emission from a light emitter, in the second image capturing operation the first image capturing unit capturing an image with light emission from the light emitter, and divide an area of a first image captured by the first image capturing operation into an area of a subject and an area of a background based on a difference in state between corresponding portions of the first image and a second image captured by the second image capturing operation.. .
Kyocera Corporation


 Control device, camera system and program patent thumbnailnew patent Control device, camera system and program
A control device of present invention includes a display control portion that performs control such that a whole image display region, in which a whole image captured by a camera is displayed, and an enlarged image display region, in which a region corresponding to a position specified on the whole image is enlarged and an enlarged image is displayed, are displayed, and a control portion that performs control such that the region corresponding to the position specified on the whole image is changed. The region includes at least one preset region, and the display control portion displays, on the whole image, a section that corresponds to the preset region..
Sony Corporation


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Image capture device capable of uploading clear images via wireless transmission


An image capture device capable of uploading clear images via wireless transmission includes a central processing unit, an image capture unit electrically coupled to the central processing unit, an image memory unit, a clear image detection unit electrically coupled to the central processing unit, and a wireless transmission unit electrically coupled to the central processing unit and these units are operated together to upload clear images, particularly to upload clear images to an external storage device via wireless transmission.. .
Digilife Technologies Co., Ltd.


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Security verification method, apparatus, and system


A security verification method, apparatus, and system relate to the field of computer security technologies, and are used to improve reliability of the verification code technology. In the method, an image capture request carrying an image capture parameter is sent to a server end after a verification page starts; a live view picture returned by the server end is received, where the live view picture is obtained by the server end by performing live view image capture according to the image capture parameter and prestored street view tile information; and a security verification operation is performed according to the live view picture..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


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Display system and control method thereof


Systems and methods for adjusting the direction of emitted light that passes through a liquid crystal cell. The light can then only be viewed in a determined region, which prevents objects in other regions from peeping.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


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Sparse modulation for robust signaling and synchronization


Sparse signal modulation schemes encode a data channel on a host image in a manner that is robust, flexible to achieve perceptual quality constraints, and provides improved data capacity. The host image is printed by any of a variety of means to apply the image, with sparse signal, to an object.
Digimarc Corporation


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Pattern inspection apparatus and pattern inspection method


A pattern inspection apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image capture and an output part. The image capture captures an image of a second pattern of an inspection target object obtained by enlarging the inspection target object having a first pattern.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


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Remote authentication of identity


A method of identifying a person by remotely processed data by an identifying party. A person pre-registers a biometric signature with a security service provider.

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Image capture in application lifecycle management for documentation and support


Systems and methods may include performing a series of test processes in relation to an application. The systems and methods may include recording a datastream while performing the test processes.
Ca, Inc.


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Device interaction in augmented reality


An augmented reality (ar) device can access a library of applications or user interfaces (uis) designed to control a set of devices. The ar device can determine which ui to present based on detection of a device to be controlled near the ar device.
The Eye Tribe Aps


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Input apparatus and fingertip position detection method


An input apparatus includes a processor which is configured to: detect a finger region containing a finger and a fingertip position in a first image captured by a first camera; set a template containing the finger region and generate a plurality of sub-templates by dividing the template along a longitudinal direction of the finger region; obtain a region that best matches the template on a second image generated by a second camera placed a prescribed distance away from the first camera and divide the region into search regions equal in number to the sub-templates along the longitudinal direction of the finger region; perform template matching between a sub-template containing the fingertip position and a corresponding search region to find a matching point corresponding to the fingertip position; and compute the fingertip position in real space based on the fingertip position and the matching point.. .
Fujitsu Limited


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Method for optimizing the orientation of a remote-control device with respect to a rolling drone


The remote-control device (16) comprises an antenna for the radio link with the drone, and a touch screen (20) displaying an image captured by the camera of the drone. The method comprises the steps of: a) determination of the active antenna (28b); b) determination of the device model used; c) search, in a table of an applicative piloting software, for information of relative orientation with respect to the active antenna with respect to the device body; d) display of the image on the touch screen so that the top of a scene captured by the camera of the drone appears (a) to the user at the bottom of the screen (20) if the orientation of the antenna with respect to the device body does not correspond to the direction (d) of the drone, and appears (b) to the user at the top of the screen (20) if the orientation of the antenna with respect to the device body corresponds to the direction (d) of the drone, so as to produce an anti-natural display (a) leading the user to return the device (a′), hence placing the antenna in the direction (d) of the drone..
Parrot


Mobile terminal and device control system


A mobile terminal includes: an image capturer which captures a video of one or more lighting devices each transmitting identification information of the lighting device through visible light communication; an input device which obtains an indication from an operator; a wireless communicator which wirelessly communicates with lighting devices; and a controller which controls the image capturer, the input device, and the wireless communicator, wherein the controller detects, by analyzing a video obtained by the image capturer, identification information of a lighting device included in the video, and if the input device obtains an operation indication directed to the lighting device, transmits a control signal corresponding to the operation indication via the wireless communicator to the lighting device (at least one of the lighting devices) having the detected identification information.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Methods and environmental measurements and/or stereoscopic image capture


A camera rig including one or more stereoscopic camera pairs and/or one or more light field cameras are described. Images are captured by the light field cameras and stereoscopic camera pairs are captured at the same time.
Nextvr Inc.


Parallax correction of imaging system


A device for capturing an image includes a first camera having a first lens optically coupled to a first image sensor of a first format. A second camera having a second lens is optically coupled to a second image sensor of a second format larger than the first format.
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.


Image process apparatus and image process method


An image process apparatus includes an image capture device, a filter, a depth estimation unit, and a mixture unit. The image capture device captures an original image including at least one target object and generates a first depth map corresponding to the original image.
Eys3d Microelectronics, Co.


Flicker detection using semiconductor light source


Devices and methods for adjusting an exposure window of a rolling shutter based on a frequency determined from ambient light gathered by a bimodal component are disclosed. Flickering light sources may cause artifacts in captured images, due to interplay between a period of a frequency of ambient light and the exposure window.
Apple Inc.


Video stabilization


Aspects of the technology described herein provide a method of editing video to improve the apparent stability of the video footage. In one aspect, the apparent stability of the video image is improved by adding a border around an image captured within individual video frames and adjusting the relative position of consecutive video frames according to a negative of a movement vector calculated between the two consecutive frames..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Phase detection autofocus using subaperture images


A light-field camera may have enhanced autofocus functionality that does not require a dedicated optical pathway or dedicated sensors, and yet brings the camera rapidly into focus for image capture. According to one method, light may be received through the aperture of a light-field camera, with the main lens of the light-field camera at a first focus setting.
Lytro, Inc.


Information communication method


An apparatus includes a processor and a recording medium having a program, the program causing the processor to execute operations. The operations include providing a normal mode and a visible light communication mode, wherein the normal mode and the visible light communication mode are switchable.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


Motion tracking system


In a method of producing a composite animation live captured image sequence by capturing a live action sequence of action scenes with an image capture device, which include a stand-in for an animated feature or character, generating concurrently with the live action sequence configuration data for the stand-in, positioning data associated with the stand-in derived through machine vision techniques applied to the live action sequence image frames; producing from the configuration data and the positioning data a computer-generated animated sequence for combining with the captured image sequence to produce composite image sequence comprising the animated feature in place of the stand-in, both the configuration data and frame-by-frame virtual camera data corresponding to the live action image captured frames can be synchronously incorporated enabling efficient and effective production of composite animation live action digital video or film or broadcast. As such, the stand-in tracking data is video-ready such that all animation data may be readily slotted into the captured video image to produce a composite that achieves the requirement of suspended disbelief..
Visible Ink Television Ltd


Display system and method


A display system includes a plurality of light emitting units configured to float in a fluid medium such that each light emitting unit is movable, each light emitting unit including a light emitting element configured to selectively emit light, a communication element operable to receive instruction data to control operation of the light emitting element; and a power element configured to provide power to at least the light emitting element, and an image capture element configured to receive light emitted by at least one light emitting unit and to generate image data based on the light received and a controller configured to generate the instruction data based at least on a comparison of the image data to a desired image and transmit the instruction data to the communication element to control the light emitting element such that the display system provides the desired image.. .
Green Display Llc


Acceleration of exposure fusion with pixel shaders


A method of fusing images includes encoding first image data of a pixel in a first image and second image data of a like pixel in a second image. The first image and the second image have different exposures and are captured by an image capture device of the same scene from the same location, and the pixel and the like pixel map to an identical coordinate location within their respective images.
Trimble Navigation Limited


Object detection device


An object detection device includes a light source, an irradiation optical system that converts emitted light from the light source to measurement light having a predetermined pattern and emits the measurement light to a reference surface, and a light reception element that images the reference surface, and includes an imaging member that reads an image captured by the light reception element for each of a plurality of lines extending in a horizontal direction and arranged at predetermined intervals, and a detection unit that detects an object to be measured entering between a pattern forming unit and the reference surface based on image data from the imaging element, in which the pattern includes a plurality of division patterns arranged in the horizontal direction to correspond to the lines in the reference surface.. .
Alps Electric Co., Ltd.


Laser spot finding


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


Graphical barcode readers that are configured for glare reduction


A method for glare reduction may be implemented by a graphical code reader. The graphical code reader includes an optic system, a plurality of light sources, and a control system.
The Code Corporation


Metamaterial devices and methods of using the same


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


Wire electric discharge machine having function of cleaning inside of machining tank


In order to prevent a reduction in the rate of operation and malfunction due to dirt in a machining tank, a wire electric discharge machine configured to perform electric discharge machining in the machining tank is provided with a camera for capturing an image of the inside of the machining tank and determining unit for detecting dirt in the machining tank based on the image captured by the camera. The dirt in the machining tank is detected by the determining unit..
Fanuc Corporation


Apparatus, proper transesophageal echocardiography probe positioning by using camera for ultrasound imaging


In some embodiments, a method includes releasably attaching an image capture assembly to a distal portion of a tee device. Next, the tee device coupled to the image capture assembly is inserted into an oral cavity of the patient.
Visura Technologies, Llc


Motion analysis systemsand methods of use thereof


The invention generally relates to motion analysis systems and methods of use thereof. In certain aspects, the system includes an image capture device, at least one accelerometer, and a central processing unit (cpu) with storage coupled thereto for storing instructions that when executed by the cpu cause the cpu to receive a first set of motion data from the image capture device related to at least one joint of a subject while the subject is performing a task and receive a second set of motion data from the accelerometer related to the at least one joint of the subject while the subject is performing the task.
Highland Instruments, Inc.


Imaging apparatus and imaging method


A digital camera includes an optical system composed of multiple lenses including an ois lens for correcting image blur; and a ccd imaging an object image formed by the optical system. The digital camera includes an ois actuator moving ois lens in a plane vertical to the optical axis to correct image blur; and a ccd actuator moving the ccd in a plane vertical to the optical axis to correct image blur; and a camera controller.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


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Display device, image display method and storage medium


In a display device including a camera section and a monitor, imaging range information indicating an imaging range for the imaging device is acquired. Subsequently, a display target area corresponding to the imaging range indicated by the imaging range information is set in an image captured by the camera section.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


System and controlling a camera based on processing an image captured by other camera


A device comprises a first digital camera having a first center line of sight and a second digital camera having a second center line of sight that is parallel and opposing the first camera. A method for controlling the first camera based on estimating the angular deviation between a person gaze direction and the line of sight of the first digital camera.
Snapaid Ltd.


System, method, and timer operations controlling camera


A device includes circuitry configured to acquire detection signals from at least one sensor device corresponding to an input operation and determine one or more input characters based on one or more characteristics of the detection signals. The circuitry is also configured to activate a timer corresponding to the one or more input characters and issue a control signal to at least one camera to perform an image capture operation when an amount of remaining time on the timer is equal to zero..
Sony Corporation


Electronic device having dynamically controlled flashlight for image capturing and related control method


A control method of an electronic device with an image capture function is provided. The control method includes the following steps: detecting a distance between the electronic device and at least one subject in a scene to be captured to generate a distance detection result; and utilizing a controller for referring to the distance detection result to determine whether to turn on or turn off a flashlight of the electronic device to capture the scene..
Mediatek Inc.


Digital camera unit with simultaneous structured and unstructured illumination


An apparatus is described. In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises an illumination unit configured to simultaneously illuminate a first portion of a scene with unstructured light and a second portion of the scene with structured light.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Method and device for irradiating light for photographing iris


A method and device for controlling an irradiating light for photographing an iris is provided. The device includes a light source configured to generate light, an active lens configured to adjust a refractive index of light passing through the active lens, an image capturer configured to capture an image of the iris by using a camera, and a controller configured to control the active lens to change the refractive index of the light passing through the active lens based on distance, motion and ambient light levels..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Calibration of plenoptic imaging systems using fourier transform


Calibration for a plenoptic imaging system. The plenoptic imaging system includes a detector array that is subdivided into superpixels.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


Systems, devices and methods for monitoring modular compliance in a shopping space


Systems, apparatuses, and methods for modular compliance monitoring are provided. A system for monitoring modular compliance in a shopping space includes an image capture device, a baseline condition database, and a control circuit coupled to the image capture device and the baseline condition database.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


Obstacle detection apparatus and obstacle detection method


An obstacle detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes an on-vehicle camera (image capturing unit), an estimation unit, and a determination unit. The on-vehicle camera is provided on a vehicle and captures an image of surroundings of the vehicle.
Fujitsu Ten Limited


Systems and methods for classifying objects in digital images captured using mobile devices


In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a digital image captured by a mobile device; and using a processor of the mobile device: generating a first representation of the digital image, the first representation being characterized by a reduced resolution; generating a first feature vector based on the first representation; comparing the first feature vector to a plurality of reference feature matrices; classifying an object depicted in the digital image as a member of a particular object class based at least in part on the comparing; and determining one or more object features of the object based at least in part on the particular object class. Corresponding systems and computer program products are also disclosed..
Kofax, Inc.


Range imaging system and solid-state imaging device


A range imaging system includes: a control unit that generates a light emission signal for instructing light irradiation and an exposure signal for instructing exposure; a pulsed-light source unit that emits pulsed light in response to the light emission signal; an imaging unit that includes a solid-state imaging device and performs exposure and imaging in response to the exposure signal; and a calculation unit that calculates range information. The solid-state imaging device includes a first pixel for receiving radiant light from a subject and a second pixel for receiving reflected light of the pulsed light.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Position estimation device and position estimation method


The position estimation device that estimates a position of a moving object on a road surface includes an illuminator, an imager, and a controller. The illuminator illuminates the road surface.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Image capture device with adaptive white balance correction using a switchable white reference


This disclosure relates to image capture devices with the ability to perform adaptive white balance correction using a switchable white reference (swr). In some embodiments, the image capture device utilizes “true white” information to record images that better represent users' perceptions.
Apple Inc.


Methods for facilitating virtual presence


A virtual presence system includes a display having a structural matrix configured to arrange a plurality of spaced pixel elements. A plurality of spaced pixel elements collectively form an active visual area wherein an image is displayable.
Nanolumens Acquisition, Inc.


Electronic apparatus and driving method therefor


An electronic apparatus includes: a pixel array section in which pixels including photoelectric conversion sections that generate signal charges corresponding to amounts of light, charge accumulation sections that receive the signal charges from the corresponding photoelectric conversion sections and that are shared thereby, and pixel transistors that read out the signal charges generated by the corresponding photoelectric conversion sections and that are shared thereby are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix; a solid-state image capture device including a scanner that can drive the pixels so that exposure periods of all of the pixels are simultaneously started, that can drive the pixels so that the exposure periods of all of the pixels are simultaneously ended, and that sequentially selects and scans the pixels in readout periods; and a mechanical shutter that determines an end of the exposure periods for still-image shooting.. .
Sony Corporation


Parked vehicle detection device, vehicle management system, and control method


A parked vehicle detection device includes a vehicle detector, a host-vehicle position detector, a position calculator, a vehicle information storage, and a parked vehicle determiner. The vehicle detector detects another vehicle included in an image of at least a front of a host vehicle, the image captured by an imaging device mounted on the host vehicle.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Self-localization device and movable body


A self-localization device including a storage unit that associates and stores a plurality of reference images and imaging positions of the plurality of respective reference images and an operation unit that periodically estimates a self-location of a movable body based on information obtained from a sensor included in the movable body, wherein the operation unit determines, when estimation of the self-location fails, a moving distance from a latest self-location obtained from successful estimation of the self-location before the estimation fails using the information from the sensor and extracts a plurality of the reference images belonging to a range of the moving distance from the latest self-location and searches the plurality of extracted reference images for images similar to a current image captured by an imaging device included in the movable body to estimate the self-location of the movable body.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.


Detecting object presence on a target surface


Described are methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products for determining the presence of an object on a target surface. A machine vision system includes a first image capture device configured to image a first portion of a target surface from a first viewpoint and a second image capture device configured to image a second portion of the target surface from a second viewpoint.
Cognex Corporation


Interactive image capture, marketing and distribution


Automated systems and methods for capturing digital images of a customer with multiple high-definition video cameras mounted in a venue such as a stadium, interactively communicating with venue customers to receive customer requests for images and information regarding customer locations in the venue and in response identify camera images containing the requested images and pixel groups therein containing images requested by customers, processing the requests to generate preview and send to customers for approval and ordering, and generating and sending final images in response to purchase requests and calculating and automatically applying charges to customers and third parties for promotional material sent to customers and making payments to third parties having rights in image content sent to customers. Variations of embodiments are suitable for venues such as a museum, a garden, a zoo, a religious institution, a theme park, or any other venue where imaging is possible and practical, or in a defined time period, such as a trip or vacation.
Freeze Frame, Llc


Pattern registration


A system, method, and computer program product for automatic machine-implemented pattern registration, particularly suited to small sensor systems which include a reduced image capture area size relative to the pattern being sensed.. .
Idex Asa


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User targeted medical imaging and informaton packaging, compression, and distribution system


A computer-based method and system of distributing biological sample data acquired as a digital image of a subject biological sample. The acquired digital image and image capture data are processed according to at least one user.
Corista, Llc


Projection system


A projection system includes an excitation light source, an imaging unit, a control unit, a projecting unit, and a dichroic mirror. The excitation light source applies to a subject light of a predetermined wavelength band including excitation light.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


X-ray ct microscopy system and method utilizing lattice sampling


X-ray microscopy tomography scanning systems are not constrained by continuous scanning trajectories like in medical scanners. In fact, the source and detector can be held stationary during subsequent image capture producing a discrete sampling pattern.
Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, Inc.


Alignment use in hip arthroplasty


Hip arthroplasty apparatus and methods are described to determine an orientation of an acetabular cup impactor, the acetabular cup impactor being moveable to a desired orientation relative to a patient's pelvic region for implantation of an acetabular cup. In one embodiment, an electronic orientation sensor is transitionable between a first location on the patient's pelvic region and a second location on the acetabular cup impactor.
Silesco Pty Ltd


Radiography device, radiography method, and radiography program


Provided are a radiography device, a radiography method, and a radiography program which can obtain an accurate radiographic image while reducing a burden on a subject. A radiography device control unit determines imaging conditions including at least one of resolution or an incident angle range, on the basis of a radiographic image captured before tomosynthesis imaging, and performs tomosynthesis imaging.
Fujifilm Corporation


Connecting wireless devices using visual image capture and processing


A method facilitates establishment of wireless pairing connections between wireless electronic devices by: initiating, at a first device, a connection utility that enables the first device to establish a wireless connection with at least one second device; capturing an image of a selected second device, representing a second device to which a wireless connection is desired; and scanning for identifying information about each discoverable second device that is within a connection range of the first device. The method further includes: forwarding the captured image and any detected identifying information to a wireless connectivity assist (wca) service; receiving wireless connection setup and configuration (wcsc) instructions from the wca service; and establishing the wireless connection with the selected second device utilizing wireless connection setup and configuration (wcsc) instructions received from the wca service..
Google, Inc.


Apparatus and generating three-dimensional (3d) shape of object under water


Provided is an apparatus and method for generating a three-dimensional (3d) shape of an object immersed in a liquid, in which the method may include receiving an image captured by photographing a section contour of the object immersed in a matching solution, generating a 3d shape of the object using the image, wherein the section contour may be formed according to a line laser emitted toward a surface of the object.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


Automatic digital camera photography mode selection


A digital camera having a plurality of photography modes, comprising: an image sensor; an optical system for imaging a scene onto the image sensor; an image capture control for initiating an image capture operation; a photography mode user interface for selecting between a plurality of photography modes, the photography modes having associated image capture and image processing settings; a power control for turning the digital camera on or off, wherein when the camera is in an off state and the power control is activated with a first activation pattern the digital camera is turned on and set to operate in a default photography mode and when the power control is activated with a second activation pattern the digital camera is turned on and set to operate in a previously selected photography mode.. .
Apple Inc.


Information processing device, information processing method, and program


The embodiments describe an information processing device, which is connected to a plurality of imaging devices and a method for receiving images by the information processing device. The imaging devices have a first imaging device and a second imaging device.
Sony Corporation


Display system having image capture device and adjustable visible light filter


A display system having a visible light filter that can be enabled and disabled to preferentially filters visible light over near-field infrared light is disclosed.. .
Dell Products, Lp


Multi-mode image capture systems and methods


Systems and methods to generate a multi-mode image containing different modes such as color, grayscale, and black and white to minimize digital file size while retaining the desired modes for selected portions of the image.. .
E-imagedata Corp.


Head mounted device control method and apparatus, and head mounted device


A head mounted device control method includes capturing situation data, using the situation data to determine whether a wearer of a head mounted device is inside a moving vehicle, and when it is determined that the wearer is inside a moving vehicle, controlling an image capture apparatus in the head mounted device to capture an environmental image, using the captured environmental image to determine whether a seat taken by the wearer is a driver's seat, and when it is determined that the seat taken by the wearer is the driver's seat, disabling a preset service, where the preset service includes a screen display service of a near-eye display. The method may reduce diversion of attention of the wearer, and improve driving safety..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd


Device for tolling or telematics systems


The present subject matter relates to a device for tolling or telematics systems provided with a pixel based image sensor. The image sensor is adapted to be arranged above a surveillance zone provided on a road, wherein the surveillance zone has an extension along the direction of the road.
Kapsch Trafficcom Ab


Systems and methods for facilitating package delivery or pickup


A system for facilitating package delivery or pickup at premises of senders or recipients has a package door that is used for receipt and collection of packages. The package door includes an input device for entering package information and an image capture device for visually recording the arrival of a courier.

Mass digitization system


A mass digitization system may include a work surface rotatably coupled to a support structure, and a motor coupled to the work surface to selectively rotate the work surface. An imaging station may be positioned proximate the work surface to capture digital images of items on a receiving surface of the work surface.
Brigham Young University


Guiding method and information processing apparatus


A guiding method includes obtaining data of a first image, detecting with a computer reference image data corresponding to a reference object in the data of the first image, calculating with the computer a first condition based on an appearance of the reference object in the first image, the first condition indicating an operational condition of an imaging apparatus when first image was captured, and for a second image to be captured, outputting guide information that indicates how to adjust the first condition to match a reference condition, the reference condition corresponds to an appearance of the reference object in a reference image captured under the reference condition.. .
Fujitsu Limited


Article delivery system


When monitoring a logistics line and outputting a video image on a display, a privacy-protected video image processor uses an image of a first specific region corresponding to an area of the logistics line as it is among an original image captured by a capture, and performs mask processing on a person detected in an image of a region other than the first specific region.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Mobile image quality assurance in mobile document image processing applications


Techniques for assuring the quality of mobile document image captured using a mobile device are provided. These techniques include performing one or more tests to assess the quality of images of documents captured using the mobile device.
Mitek Systems, Inc.


Electronic door peephole system and monitoring method thereof


An electronic door peephole system for a peephole of a door includes a viewing unit and a monitoring module. The viewing unit includes an image capturer adapted for installing into the peephole of the door to capture an image at an exterior area to the door and a wireless controller operatively linked to the image capturer for wirelessly transmitting the image captured by the image capturer.

Handheld diagnostic system with chip-scale microscope and automated image capture mechanism


A handheld diagnostic system may include a disposable sample holder for receiving and containing a biological sample and an analysis module having a chip-scale microscope. The sample holder may include a plurality of uniformly spaced tick marks.

Systems and methods for wearable injection guides


Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.. .
Elwha Llc, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware


Digital stereo photographic system


The invention provides a system for three-dimensional (3d) (stereo) still and movie photography in a digital format including capturing the image or photo, viewing, printing, and projecting. The system allows downloading images to a computer, editing, enhancing or modifying, saving locally or to other storage medium, and the printing of stills.

Systems and methods for power optimization for imaging devices with dual cameras


Systems, methods, and devices for power optimization in imaging devices having dual cameras are contained herein. In one aspect, a method for power optimization for a dual camera imaging device is disclosed.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Simulated large aperture lens


A camera apparatus includes a photogrammetric range sensor, small aperture lens and a processor configured to carry out a method for simulating a large aperture lens. The method includes capturing a photographic image data of a scene using the camera with the lens set to a small aperture size.

Lighting fixture with image sensor


A lighting fixture with a control system, a light source, and an image sensor is disclosed. The image sensor is configured to capture an image in response to an image capture signal.
Cree, Inc.


Optical device


The invention provides an optical device. The optical device includes an image capture unit, at least one light emitting device, and a light conductor.
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.


Object detector


Provided is an object detector capable of suppressing any decrease in accuracy of object detection under a low illuminance environment such as nighttime or in tunnels, whereby suppressing a failure of adaptive cruise control, pre-crash safety systems, and the like. The object detector includes: a distance information calculation unit 105 configured to calculate distance information to an object around a vehicle from an image captured by a plurality of imaging units 102, 103; an extraction unit 106 configured to extract at least an object existing in a long distance region away from the vehicle and having a specific color from among objects in the image based on the distance information; and an output unit 108 configured to output the distance information to the object having been extracted by the extraction unit 106..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


Storage container with inventory control


Systems and methods of the invention relate to managing an inventory of items within a storage container. A storage container can house one or more items for distribution among one or more users such as, for instance, employees.
3 Strike, Llc


System for measuring three-dimensional profile of transparent object or refractive index by fringe projection


A system for measuring the profile or the refractive index of a transparent object by fringe projection techniques is provided and has an image generating device, an image capture device, and an image processor. The image generating device produces a reference image with a long depth of focus.
National Sun Yat-sen University


Method for measuring three-dimensional profile of specular object by fringe projection


A method using fringe projection to describe the three-dimensional profile of a specular object is presented and has steps of: providing a diffraction grating formed by exposing and developing a hologram and having at least two sets of interference fringes; guiding a conjugate of the reference light generated from a conjugate light source to pass through the diffraction grating, in order to generate a real image with a long depth of field, a wide convergent angle, and a sinusoidal distribution light intensity; projecting this real image onto an inspected specular object; using an image capture device to capture the intensity distribution of the real image on the inspected specular object so as to obtain an image signal; and using an image processor to analyze the image signal so as to identify the profile of the inspected specular object.. .
National Sun Yat-sen University


Systems and methods for wearable injection guides


Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.. .
Elwha Llc


Preventing instrument/tissue collisions


Collisions between a minimally invasive surgical instrument and patient tissue are prevented in various ways. In one aspect, a body cavity is mapped by recording positions of a surgical instrument, and the map is used to insert another surgical instrument.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


Radiographic image processing device, method, and program


A radiographic image captured by irradiating a subject with radiation is acquired. A scattered radiation removal unit removes a scattered component from the radiographic image using at least imaging conditions.
Fujifilm Corporation


Ophthalmic image capture systems and methods


Apparatus, systems and techniques for capturing, processing and generating digital ophthalmic images using conventional ophthalmic lenses. Certain embodiments processor implemented gesture-based control methods that provide for an eye care specialist to use a gesture-based imaging trigger to capture images of selected ocular structures through a traditional ophthalmic lens..
Rsbv, Llc


Computer-vision based process recognition


A computer-vision based method for validating an activity workflow of a human performer includes identifying a target activity. The method includes determining an expected sequence of actions associated with the target activity.
Xerox Corporation


Image capturing apparatus


An image capturing apparatus comprises an image sensor in which a plurality of pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, and a control unit configured to control a band gap of the pixels of the image sensor, wherein the control unit, in a case where defective pixel detection processing is performed on the image sensor, controls the band gap so as to be smaller than in a case where normal image capture is performed.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Camera body and imaging device


A camera body, to which a lens barrel having an optical system can be attached, includes a controller that controls the camera body, an image sensor that captures an object image, and an image sensor actuator that drives the image sensor along an optical axis. The controller determines a change in an optical state of the object image captured by the image sensor and, in response to the determination, drives the image sensor actuator to move the image sensor to a predetermined reference position located within a movable range of the image sensor..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Method of adjusting digital camera image processing parameters


A method for adjusting predetermined iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by a digital camera includes measuring the exposure deviation in exposure units from an optimal exposure as determined by the camera during an image capture process, deriving an estimated camera sensitivity from the exposure deviation, and adjusting the iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by the camera as a function of the derived estimated camera sensitivity.. .
Foveon, Inc.


Method of adjusting digital camera image processing parameters


A method for adjusting predetermined iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by a digital camera includes measuring the exposure deviation in exposure units from an optimal exposure as determined by the camera during an image capture process, deriving an estimated camera sensitivity from the exposure deviation, and adjusting the iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by the camera as a function of the derived estimated camera sensitivity.. .
Foveon, Inc.


Data processing method and electronic device


The present application provides a data processing method and an electronic device. The data processing method comprises: detecting a movement status of the electronic device by a sensor unit; generating a movement parameter of the electronic device based on the movement status; and generating an exposure parameter threshold for an image capture unit of the electronic device based on the movement parameter of the electronic device, such that the image capture unit captures an image with an exposure parameter higher than the exposure parameter threshold..
Lenovo (beijing) Limited


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Apparatus, providing interactive multimedia content based on print media


Aspects of the disclosure relate to an image processing method performed at a wireless communication device. The method includes receiving, using one or more processors, an image captured by the wireless communication device from print media.
Liberty Procurement Co. Inc.


Information processing device, storage medium storing information processing program, information processing system, and information processing method


An example information processing system performs a process based on a captured image captured by an image-capturing device. The information processing system obtains information regarding brightness of each pixel based on the captured image.

Detecting motion regions in a scene using ambient-flash-ambient images


Systems and methods described herein can compensate for aberrations produced by a moving object in an image captured using a flash. In some embodiments, a method includes capturing a first image at time t−Δt1, where Δt1 represents the time difference between capturing the first image and capturing the second image, capturing the second image at a time t, the second image captured using a flash.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Diagnostic biological tissue analysis


A computer diagnostic system and related method are disclosed for automatically classifying tissue types in an original tissue image captured by an imaging device based on texture analysis. In one embodiment, the system receives and divides the tissue image into multiple smaller tissue block images.
Lehigh University


Environmental scene condition detection


A method of processing data includes receiving, at a computing device, data representative of an image captured by an image sensor. The method also includes determining a first scene clarity score.
Qualcomm Incorporated






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