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Real time stereo matching

Extremity imaging apparatus for cone beam computed tomography

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
08/28/14
20140244617
 Suggesting media content based on an image capture patent thumbnailnew patent Suggesting media content based on an image capture
A method and/or system for suggesting media content based on an image capture may include receiving, from an electronic device, a request for recommendations based on an image capture, wherein the request comprises data associated with the image capture. One or more search objects may be determined based on an analysis of the request.
08/28/14
20140244070
 Parking assist apparatus, parking assist method and program thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Parking assist apparatus, parking assist method and program thereof
A parking assist apparatus includes a detection portion detecting a parking target position from a captured image captured by an imager or from distance information measured by a distance measuring portion, a setting portion setting the detected parking target position as a target of the parking assist, a moving amount calculation portion calculating a moving amount of the vehicle, the moving amount being calculated before the parking target position is set as the target of the parking assist, a correction portion correcting the parking target position on the basis of the calculated moving amount, and a display portion displaying a surrounding image which represents an external environment around the vehicle and a parking region image which indicates the parking-possible region at the parking target position corrected by the correction portion in a manner that the surrounding image and the parking region image are superimposed on each other.. .
08/28/14
20140243685
 Dermatoscope devices patent thumbnailnew patent Dermatoscope devices
A dermatoscope has a generally circular viewing opening, a plurality of light sources including first and second groups of light sources arranged about the viewing opening, a first polarizer for polarizing light passing through the viewing opening, and a second polarizer for polarizing light emitted from the first group of light sources, wherein the first and second groups of light sources are arranged at different distances from a center of the viewing opening so that light from the second group of light sources is not polarized by the second polarizer. A further dermatoscope has a head portion including a generally circular viewing opening, and at least one light source arranged proximate to the viewing opening; and a body portion including an image capture device, wherein the head portion is pivotally attached to the body portion selectively allowing alignment of the center of the viewing opening with the center of the field of view of the image capture device.
08/28/14
20140243614
 Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods
Ultrasound imaging devices and heads up displays, as well and systems utilizing both are described. In some embodiments, ultrasound data or images may be displayed on a heads up display, which may be a head-mounted display.
08/28/14
20140241620
 Illumination estimation using natural scene statistics patent thumbnailnew patent Illumination estimation using natural scene statistics
A method for estimating illumination of an image captured by a digital system is provided that includes computing a feature vector for the image, identifying at least one best reference illumination class for the image from a plurality of predetermined reference illumination classes using the feature vector, an illumination classifier, and predetermined classification parameters corresponding to each reference illumination class, and computing information for further processing of the image based on the at least one best reference illumination class, wherein the information is at least one selected from a group consisting of color temperature and white balance gains.. .
08/28/14
20140241612
 Real time stereo matching patent thumbnailnew patent Real time stereo matching
Real-time stereo matching is described, for example, to find depths of objects in an environment from an image capture device capturing a stream of stereo images of the objects. For example, the depths may be used to control augmented reality, robotics, natural user interface technology, gaming and other applications.
08/28/14
20140241490
 Extremity imaging apparatus for cone beam computed tomography patent thumbnailnew patent Extremity imaging apparatus for cone beam computed tomography
An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography of an extremity has a digital radiation detector and a first device to move the detector along a circular detector path extending so that the detector moves both at least partially around a first extremity of the patient and between the first extremity and a second, adjacent extremity. The detector path has radius r1 sufficient to position the extremity approximately centered in the detector path.
08/28/14
20140240950
 Flash device and image capture device provided with flash device patent thumbnailnew patent Flash device and image capture device provided with flash device
A flash device of the present invention includes a flash main body, a light emitting section rotatably coupled to the flash main body, and a variable mechanism that can vary the angle in the vertical direction of the light emitting section between a normal irradiation direction angle and a desired irradiation direction angle different from the normal irradiation direction angle. The flash device further includes a drive section for driving the variable mechanism, a vertical direction angle detecting section for detecting the angle in the vertical direction of the light emitting section, and a control device for changing, with the drive section, the angle in the vertical direction of the light emitting section to the desired irradiation direction angle based on a detection signal of the vertical direction angle detecting section.
08/28/14
20140240584
 Apparatus for adjusting the focus of an image capturing device patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus for adjusting the focus of an image capturing device
Described is an apparatus, including computer program products, for adjusting the focus of an image capturing device. An apparatus for capturing a focused digital image of a scene includes a lens having an optical surface including a deformation that is asymmetric with respect to an optical axis of the lens, and an aperture component configured to adjust a position of the aperture stop of the lens on a plane that is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of the lens.
08/28/14
20140240573
 Shared-field projection and imaging system patent thumbnailnew patent Shared-field projection and imaging system
According to one embodiment of the present invention a method for capturing images on a screen is disclosed. The method includes directing light from a surface of a spatial light modular to an image field using a projection system; capturing light from the image field using the projection system, the projection system directing at least a portion of the captured light to the spatial light modulator; and directing at least a portion of the received captured light to an image capture system using the spatial light modulator..
08/28/14
20140240549
new patent Intelligent computational imaging system
In some embodiments, an electronic device, comprises an image capture device and logic to receive a first set of input frames from an image capture device, analyze the first set of input frames to determine whether multi-image processing is to be implemented, and in response to a determination that multi-image processing is to be implemented, determine a number of image frames required to capture a dynamic range of a scene, capture at least the number of image frames, align the number of images and merge the number of images into a merged image. Other embodiments may be described..
08/28/14
20140240546
new patent Image capturing apparatus and information processing apparatus
An image capturing apparatus includes a temporary image accumulating unit in which still images are stored, the still images being captured automatically and continuously regardless of an instruction of a user; an image capturing timing data storage unit in which image capturing timing data is stored, the image capturing timing data including speech information based on sound data and delay time information which are associated with each other; an image capturing timing data specifying unit specifying image capturing timing data containing speech information corresponding to the sound data from the plurality of image capturing timing data; a sound event detecting unit detecting a sound event from the sound data; and a temporary image selecting unit selecting the still image captured at a time before the sound event from the temporary image accumulating unit based on the sound event and the delay time of the specified image capturing timing data.. .
08/28/14
20140240545
new patent Electronic apparatus, method for controlling the same, and computer readable recording medium
An electronic apparatus is described. The electronic apparatus includes an image capture unit, a first image processor, a second image processor, a display unit, and an image storage unit.
08/28/14
20140240531
new patent Image capture apparatus that controls photographing according to photographic scene
An image capture apparatus according to the present invention includes: sequentially estimating a photographic scene; sequentially setting, based on the photographic scene sequentially estimated, a photographic scene that serves as a basis for judging a photographic condition; sequentially displaying, based on the photographic scene sequentially set, scene identification information indicating the photographic scene being set; and controlling, for each photographic scene, an update condition for determining an update timing of the photographic scene set by the scene setting unit or an update timing of the photographic scene displayed by the scene display unit, so that, with this configuration, it is possible to preferably set a timing or a condition relating to setting.. .
08/28/14
20140240527
new patent Receptacle for an image capture computing device
An apparatus comprises a receptacle configured to receive a mobile computing device that has an integrated image capture component. Further, the apparatus comprises a plurality of handles such that each handle is operably connected to the receptacle.
08/28/14
20140240526
new patent Method for sharing by wireless non-volatile memory
The present invention includes steps of providing the image capturing device with a wireless transmitting non-volatile memory, wherein the image capturing device includes a first display, and wherein the wireless transmitting nonvolatile memory is used to store an image captured by the image capturing device and includes embedded wireless transmitting module, and the wireless transmitting non-volatile memory is separable from the image capturing device, the wireless transmitting non-volatile memory includes a sharing mode for sharing the image, a pair-wise application is coupled to the control unit for pairing with the wireless transmitting non-volatile memory for sharing the image by wireless transmission.. .
08/28/14
20140240469
new patent Electronic device with multiview image capture and depth sensing
An electronic device (100) includes a first imaging camera (116) and a second imaging camera (114) disposed at a first surface (106). The first imaging camera (116) has a first angle of view and the second imaging camera (114) has a second angle of view greater than the first angle of view.
08/28/14
20140240169
new patent Radar apparatus using image change detector and method of operating the same
Disclosed herein are a radar apparatus and a method of operating the same. The radar apparatus includes a clutter analysis unit, a screen change detection unit, a representative value acquisition unit, and a target detection unit.
08/21/14
20140236000
Catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus, catheter tip-end rotation angle detection method, and catheter tip-end rotation angle detection program
A catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus includes a catheter rotation angle detecting unit that detects a rotation angle of a catheter in an operator's hand, an image processing unit that extracts a catheter tip-end region from an x-ray fluoroscopic image of a first x-ray fluoroscopic capturing unit, a catheter tip-end rotation angle calculation unit that calculates an offset angle between an operator's hand-side rotation angle and a catheter tip-end rotation angle, from a fluoroscopic image captured at an action time of rotating the catheter by one turn, based on an angle at which a catheter tip-end region becomes a straight line in the image processing unit, and that calculates a catheter tip-end rotation angle based on the offset angle and the operator's hand-side rotation angle, during a catheter manipulation time, and an output unit that outputs the calculated catheter tip-end rotation angle.. .
08/21/14
20140235998
Method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images
A method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images includes mapping a virtual coordinate system used by a first medical apparatus and a virtual coordinate system used by a second medical apparatus to one another. The coordinate systems are associated with a real-time medical image captured by the first medical apparatus and a three-dimensional (3d) medical image previously captured by the second medical apparatus, respectively.
08/21/14
20140235945
Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
08/21/14
20140233845
Automatic image rectification for visual search
Disclosed is a computing device that can perform automatic image rectification for a visual search. A method implemented at a computing device includes receiving one or more images from an image capture device, storing the one or more images with the computing device, building a three dimensional (3d) geometric model for one or more potential objects of interest within an environment based on at least one image of the one or more images, and automatically creating at least one rectified image having at least one potential object of interest for a visual search..
08/21/14
20140233837
Systems and methods for storing image properties for recreating an image
Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for capturing elements of a negotiable instrument and generating a thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument for use in image recreation. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes: (a) receiving an image of the negotiable instrument, wherein the image of the negotiable instrument comprises one or more elements that are used for processing the negotiable instrument; (b) capturing, using the image capture device, images of one or more elements of the negotiable instrument; (c) generating a thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument based at least partially on an image of the negotiable instrument; and (d) storing the images of the one or more elements of the negotiable instrument and the thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument in the database..
08/21/14
20140233835
Systems and methods for recreating an image using white space and check element capture
Embodiments of the present invention relates to systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for capturing and storing elements of a negotiable instrument for use in image recreation. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes: (a) receive an image of the negotiable instrument, wherein the image of the negotiable instrument comprises one or more elements that are used for processing the negotiable instrument and non-element portions that are not used in processing the negotiable instrument; (b) capture, using the image capture device, images of one or more elements of the negotiable instrument; (c) store the images of the one or more elements of the negotiable instrument in the database; and (d) store, as white space, the non-element portions of the image of the negotiable instrument in the database..
08/21/14
20140233795
Driver assistance system, driver assistance method and information storage medium
A driver assistance system includes a mobile terminal provided on an automobile, and a detection server capable of communicating with the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes an image capture apparatus which captures images around the automobile, and an image transmission unit which transmits the captured image to the detection server.
08/21/14
20140232925
Four-lens module for image capture
An optical module having an object side and an image side; the module comprising, from the object side to the image side: a first positive meniscus lens having a convergence c1, made of a material having a refractive index nd1 and an abbe number vd1, a second negative meniscus lens having a convergence c2 made of a material having a refractive index nd2 and an abbe number vd2, a third positive meniscus lens having a convergence c3, made of a material having a refractive index nd3 and an abbe number vd3, a fourth negative lens having a convergence c4, made of a material having a refractive index nd4 and an abbe number vd4, wherein: 1.1<c1/c<1.35 ii c1/c2 ii>2 0.5<c1/c3<1.1 c1/vd1<<5.2 ii c2/vd2 ii<7 iiå(ci/vdi)ii<4 with i=1 to 4.. .
08/21/14
20140232904
Combining effective images in electronic device having a plurality of cameras
An image combining method in an electronic device having a plurality of cameras. In response to a photographing signal, images successively photographed through at least a first camera are successively stored.
08/21/14
20140232886
Image capture apparatus and method for controlling the same
An offset corresponding to an amount of geometric deformation is added to an amount of drive of an optical member due to an optical image shake correction so that the center of a reference area necessary for geometric deformation processing comes closer to the center of an imaging area. Because of this, a possibility is increased that a reference area necessary for geometric deformation processing is fully contained in an imaging area, and blurring of an image due to a motion of an image capture apparatus is effectively corrected by combining an optical image shake correction and a geometric deformation process..
08/21/14
20140232855
Shape measuring apparatus
A shape measuring apparatus includes a first light source, a second light source, an optical system, an image capturer, and a controller. The first light source emits visible light.
08/21/14
20140232843
Gain value of image capture component
A device to detect an object within proximity of the device, identify a brightness level of the object and modify a gain value of an image capture component based on the brightness level, determine whether the object includes a face, and capture an image of the face if the face is detected.. .
08/21/14
20140232818
Method and device for spherical resampling for video generation
A system and method generates a broadcast image. The method includes receiving a first image captured by a first camera having a first configuration incorporating a first center of projection.
08/21/14
20140232695
Touch-sensitive display devices
We describe a touch sensitive image display device including: an image projector to project a displayed image onto a surface; a touch sensor light source to project a plane of light above the displayed image; a camera to capture a touch sense image from light scattered from the plane of light by an approaching object; and a signal processor to process the touch sense image to identify a location of the object. The touch sensor light source is amplitude modulated, and signal processor is further configured to process a plurality of the touch sense images captured when said touch sensor light source is off to compensate for ambient light in a touch sense image captured when the touch sensor light source is on..
08/21/14
20140232538
Image display device, and image display method
In device 1 including rear view wide angle camera 11, and ecu 20 and display 30 displaying rearward image captured by the camera 11, display control section 25 of the ecu 20 and the display 30 divides the image into right and left rear lateral screens 204 and central rearward screen 202 for display, driver can determine which place is displayed. The section 25 and the display 30 do not display the same image on the screens 204, 202, the driver can understand the distance between object in the image and host vehicle 100.
08/21/14
20140230707
Sewing machine, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and sewing machine system
A sewing machine includes an embroidery frame moving portion, a sewing portion, a communication portion, a processor, and a memory. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that cause the processor to perform the steps of specifying an embroidery pattern and a size of the embroidery pattern, outputting the size of the embroidery pattern through the communication portion to a device provided with an image capture portion, acquiring positioning data through the communication portion, setting at least one of a position and the angle of a embroidery pattern on a sewing workpiece based on the positioning data, acquiring embroidery data, and causing the embroidery frame moving portion and the sewing portion to form stitches that make up the embroidery pattern on the sewing workpiece based on the embroidery data.
08/21/14
20140230706
Non-transitory computer-readable medium, sewing machine system, and embroidery frame
A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that, when executed by a processor of a device including an image capture portion configured to create image data, cause the processor to perform the steps of causing the image capture portion to create the image data by causing the image capture portion to capture an image of a range including at least one reference mark and at least one indicator mark, computing positioning data based on the image data, and outputting the positioning data. The at least one reference mark is provided on an embroidery frame.
08/14/14
20140229306
Image capture and identification system and process
A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object..
08/14/14
20140228639
Feature differentiation image capture unit and method in a surgical instrument
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
08/14/14
20140228631
Surgical robot and control method for the same
A surgical robot and a control method for the enables measurement of external force applied to a surgical tool of a slave device. In the surgical robot, the slave device may include an external force measurement unit, an image capture unit, and a controller.
08/14/14
20140227774
Image capture and lighting apparatus
An apparatus for use in analysing microbial growth on a solid culture medium in a culture plate, the apparatus including an image capture device, a support for supporting the culture plate for the image capture device to capture an image of the solid culture medium and any microbial growth, a ring light between the image capture device and the support, for diffusely illuminating one side of the culture plate, and a frame for positioning the image capture device, support and ring light relative to each other.. .
08/14/14
20140226053
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..
08/14/14
20140226047
Shared readout low noise global shutter image sensor method
A method for operating a global shutter image sensor includes performing both a global shutter (image capture) operation and a rolling shutter (readout) operation. During the global shutter operation, image information (charges) are captured by photodiodes in every pixel, and then simultaneously transferred to charge coupled gate (ccg) devices provided in each pixel.
08/14/14
20140226044
Color image capture system and method for light modulation
A color image capture systems comprised of: a lens 110; a light sensitive sensor 114; a first wavelength dependent mask 120 located on an optical path 128 between the lens and sensor, wherein the first wavelength dependent mask 120 includes a first attenuation pattern for modulation of a light field; and a second wavelength dependent mask 130, wherein the second wavelength dependent mask includes a second attenuation pattern to modulate the modulated light field from the first wavelength dependent mask, the second wavelength dependent mask located on the optical path 128 between the first wavelength dependent mask and the sensor, further wherein the second wavelength dependent mask is separated from the sensor by a distance d.. .
08/14/14
20140226030
Wireless communication device
A wireless communication device is connected to an external device such as a personal computer. If an image capture device such as a digital camera is wirelessly connected to the external device, the wireless communication device behaves as the image capture device.
08/14/14
20140226011
Traffic lane recognizing apparatus and method thereof
Disclosed is a traffic lane recognizing apparatus and a method thereof. The traffic lane recognizing apparatus includes: a camera module; a display unit displaying an image captured by the camera module; and a controller detecting candidate traffic lanes from an image captured by the camera module, detecting double lines from the detected candidate traffic lanes, selecting a first traffic lane adjacent to a vehicle from among the detected double lines, selecting a second traffic lane adjacent to the vehicle from among the candidate traffic lanes, excluding the double lines, and displaying the first traffic lane and the second traffic lane on the image..
08/14/14
20140226008
Viewing system for vehicles, in particular commercial vehicles
A viewing system for a vehicle, in particular a commercial vehicle, includes an image capture unit, a computing unit, and a reproducing unit. The image capture unit includes a lens, which has an optical axis, and a digital image sensing unit, and is configured to be attached to the vehicle such that a viewing area on the side of the vehicle is sensed with at least one part of a first legally-prescribed field of view and with at least one part of a second legally-prescribed field of view.
08/14/14
20140225992
Increased resolution and dynamic range image capture unit in a surgical instrument and method
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
08/14/14
20140225991
Image capturing apparatus and method for obatining depth information of field thereof
An image capturing apparatus and a method for obtaining a depth information of field thereof are provided. The image capturing apparatus includes a first image capturer, a second image capturer and a controller.
08/14/14
20140225980
Continuous illumination of backlit display and of subject for image capture
A device to capture an image includes a camera oriented to capture a first image of a subject and a display oriented to display a second image that is viewable by the subject. A backlight is coupled to the display to provide light that passes through the display toward the subject.
08/14/14
20140225915
Wearable display system with detached projector
A display system. A display device has viewports emitting expanded views of an image, an image receiving area receives the image, and optical conduits with exit pupil expanders expand the image through the viewports.
08/14/14
20140225825
Gesture recognition device, electronic apparatus, gesture recognition device control method, control program, and recording medium
A gesture recognition device that recognizes a gesture of a person from an image captured by a camera, and outputs information to an electronic apparatus in order to control the electronic apparatus based on the recognized gesture, has a person determination section that determines whether the person is included in the image, and an output section that outputs person out-of-view angle notification instruction information issuing an instruction to make a notification that the image of the person is not captured, when the person determination section determines that the person is not included in the image.. .
08/14/14
20140225723
Image display device and image display method
In a driving support display device 1 that includes a rear view wide angle camera 11, and an ecu 20 and a display 30 that display a rearward image captured by the rear view wide angle camera 11, a display control section 25 of the ecu 20 and the display 30 is capable of displaying a moving object approaching detection frame 210 that supports driving of a driver of a host vehicle 100 and a pedestrian detection frame 212 while dividing the rearward image into plural screens for display, and changes the number of the screens to be displayed between when the moving object approaching detection frame 210 is displayed and when the moving object approaching detection frame 210 is not displayed. Thus, the driver can easily recognize operation and non-operation of a system that displays the moving object approaching detection frame 210..
08/07/14
20140223319
System, apparatus and method for providing content based on visual search
Information technology tools can be provided to provide user access to content based on an image captured on a user device. One or more image objects are extracted from the captured image and are utilized, for example, along with the location of the user device, to perform a visual search in an image association database to retrieve and display content information corresponding to a matched image object..
08/07/14
20140222602
Information processing apparatus and method for detecting stain on iamge capturing surface thereof
An information processing apparatus comprises an image capturing module configured to capture image of a commodity, an extraction module configured to extract feature amount of the commodity from the image captured by the image capturing module, a calculation module configured to calculate a similarity degree by comparing feature amount of each standard commodity with the feature amount of the commodity extracted by the extraction module, a recognition module configured to recognize a standard commodity of which the similarity degree calculated by the calculation module is greater than a given value as a candidate of the commodity, a detection module configured to detect, from a plurality of captured images captured by the image capturing module, a static object existing in the captured image, and a notification module configured to notify the detection of a stain if the static object is continuously detected in the plurality of captured images by the detection module for a given time.. .
08/07/14
20140221748
Stereoscopic endoscope device
An appropriate stereoscopic image of a subject is readily acquired. Provided is a stereoscopic endoscope device including two image capture elements spaced apart from each other and disposed at a distal end of an insertion section to be inserted into a subject; an angle changing mechanism that changes a relative angle between optical axes of the image capture elements; a distance sensor that detects the distance from the image capture elements to the subject; and a controller that controls the angle changing mechanism on the basis of the distance detected by the distance sensor..
08/07/14
20140220712
Imaging device, semiconductor manufacturing apparatus, and semiconductor manufacturing method
There are provided a susceptor having a recessed wafer mounting section, in which a semiconductor wafer is mounted and which is configured to include a circular bottom portion and a side wall portion, on an upper surface, a reaction chamber in which the susceptor is provided, an imaging unit that is provided above the reaction chamber and images the semiconductor wafer and the wafer mounting section, and an image analysis unit that analyzes the deviation of the semiconductor wafer from the wafer mounting section on the basis of an image captured by the imaging unit.. .
08/07/14
20140219647
Motor, holder and image capture device using same
A motor for providing rotational movement along different directions simultaneously includes a stator, a rotor, a power shaft rotated together with the rotor, a first driving shaft, a first transmission gear located on the first driving shaft, a second driving shaft, and a second transmission gear located on the second driving shaft. The power shaft includes at least one driving gear located on an end portion of the power shaft.
08/07/14
20140219583
Personal information display system and associated method
A system for identification and/or authentication of a user in a travel terminal, the system comprising: a multiuser interactive screen having one or more interaction zones, with which a user can interact; an image generation system for generating information on the interaction zone to provide information to the user with which the user can interact and; an image capture system which generates a captured image of any item in contact with the interaction zone; a recognition system for recognising one or more features from the captured image to enable identification and/or authentication of the user; a communication system for communicating with the user by means of the image generation means to confirm identification or request additional information.. .
08/07/14
20140219512
Information processing apparatus and information processing method
An information processing apparatus comprises a storage module configured to store feature amounts of standard commodities; an image capturing module configured to photograph a commodity to capture an image of the commodity; an extraction module configured to extract feature amount of the commodity from the image captured by the image capturing module; a calculation module configured to calculate a similarity degree by comparing the feature amount of a standard commodity which is determined as a recognition target in setting information in which a standard commodity serving as a recognition target is set within the standard commodities stored in the storage module with the feature amount of the commodity extracted by the extraction module; and a recognition module configured to recognize a standard commodity of which the similarity degree calculated by the calculation module is greater than a threshold value as a candidate of the commodity.. .
08/07/14
20140219510
Driving assistance system
A vehicle (1) having a vehicle information acquisition unit (11) which acquires image captured by a vehicle mounted sensor (20) and a camera (21), a vehicle information transmission unit (13) which transmits vehicle information data indicating information acquired by the vehicle information acquisition unit (11) to a host computer (50), a first arithmetic processing result reception unit (14) which receives first arithmetic processing result data replied from the host computer (50), and a driving assistance unit (17) which executes driving assistance processing based on the first arithmetic processing result data, the host computer (50) has a vehicle information reception unit (52) which receives vehicle information data, a first arithmetic processing unit (53) which executes first arithmetic processing on vehicle information data, and a first arithmetic processing result transmission unit (54) which transmits first arithmetic processing result data indicating the first arithmetic processing result to the vehicle (1).. .
08/07/14
20140218595
Image capture apparatus, image capture method and storage medium
An image capture apparatus includes an image capture unit, a first focus detection unit configured to perform phase difference type focus detection for detecting a deviation amount between a pair of object images acquired from output signals output from the image capture unit, a second focus detection unit configured to perform contrast type focus detection for detecting contrast information of an object image acquired from an output signal output from the image capture unit, a contrast information generation unit configured to generate the contrast information in a plurality of distance measurement areas subjected to focus detection by the second focus detection unit, and an area determination unit configured to determine, based on the contrast information, a distance measurement area to be subjected to focus detection by the first focus detection unit.. .
08/07/14
20140218579
Image capture device with shared focusing mechanism
An image capture device includes a focusing mechanism, a plurality of lenses, and an image sensing element. The lenses are driven by the focusing mechanism to perform focus operation.
08/07/14
20140218553
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.. .
08/07/14
20140218361
Information processing device, client device, information processing method, and program
There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space by discretizing, in units of voxels, a real object within the real space depicted in the captured image, and a control unit that controls an action of a virtual object placed within the augmented reality space.. .
08/07/14
20140218300
Projection device
Provided is a user-friendly projection device including: an input unit that inputs an image of a subject person captured by an image capture unit; and a projection unit that projects a first image in accordance with a position of the subject person whose image is captured by the image capture unit.. .
07/31/14
20140213353
Apparatus and method for providing streaming-based game images
Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for providing streaming-based game images. The apparatus for providing streaming-based game images includes an image capturing unit for capturing an image.
07/31/14
20140212051
Method and apparatus for controlling content capture of prohibited content
Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, and storage mediums associated with controlling content capture of prohibited content on remote devices, are disclosed. In embodiments, components of a remote device may receive image data of an image captured by the remote device and analyze the image data to determine whether the image includes prohibited content.
07/31/14
20140212027
Single image pose estimation of image capture devices
Methods for image based localization using an electronic computing device are presented, the methods including: capturing a local image with an image capture device; associating metadata with the local image; causing the electronic computing device to receive the local image; causing the electronic computing device to match the local image with a database image, where the database image is three-dimensional (3d); and calculating a pose of the image capture device based on a pose of the database image and metadata associated with the local image. In some embodiments, the metadata includes at least pitch and roll data corresponding with the image capture device at a time of image capture..
07/31/14
20140212014
Method and apparatus for medical image registration
Disclosed are a method and apparatus for registering images having different modalities. The medical image registration method includes performing, at an initial register, multi-modality registration of a reference image from a plurality of first images captured during a first breathing period and a second image; performing, at the initial register, single-modality registration of the reference image and each of the other first images; generating registration images between the plurality of first images and the second image based on the multi-modality registration and the single-modality registration; acquiring a third image captured after the first breathing period; and detecting an image corresponding to the third image from the registration images..
07/31/14
20140211996
Image capture and identification system and process
A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object..
07/31/14
20140211990
Position-setup for gesture-based game system
Technologies are generally described for position-setup for gesture-based game. In some examples, a method performed under control of a gesture-based game system includes capturing, by an image capture unit, an image of a first player and an image of a second player, cropping, from the image of the first player and the image of the second player, a first sub-image of at least part of the first player and a second sub-image of at least part of the second player, respectively, determining whether to adjust the first sub-image and the second sub-image, if it is determined to adjust the first sub-image and second sub-image, adjusting the first sub-image and the second sub-image, and merging the first adjusted sub-image and the second adjusted sub-image into an output image..
07/31/14
20140211984
Information technology asset location using visual detectors
Mechanisms are provided for determining the physical location of a physical asset in a physical area. A plurality of physical assets are controlled to cause each physical asset to output a visual output pattern on visual output elements of the physical asset.
07/31/14
20140211983
Information technology asset location using visual detectors
Mechanisms are provided for determining the physical location of a physical asset in a physical area. A plurality of physical assets are controlled to cause each physical asset to output a visual output pattern on visual output elements of the physical asset.
07/31/14
20140211162
Ophthalmologic apparatus and method for controlling the same
An ophthalmologic apparatus includes an imaging unit for imaging the fundus image of a subject's eye, a displacement acquisition unit for acquiring the displacement of an imaging position by the imaging unit between fundus images captured by the imaging unit, and a display control unit for displaying the fundus image captured by the imaging unit and a region of interest on the display unit so that the region of interest is positioned at a predetermined position of the fundus image based on the displacement acquired by the displacement acquisition unit and displaying the region of interest on the display unit by changing a size of the region of interest according to an range where the fundus image is captured.. .
07/31/14
20140211061
Solid-state image capture device and drive method therefor
A solid-state image capture device includes; a solid-state imaging element having output portions configured to output signals read from pixels; samplers provided for the respective output portions and configured to sample the signals output from the output portions of the solid-state imaging element; and a controller configured to vary, at the samplers, sampling timings at which the samplers sample the signals or to vary, at the output portions, output characteristics with which the output portions output the signals read from the pixels.. .
07/31/14
20140211059
Solid-state image capture element, image capture device, and focus control method
A solid-state image capture element includes a pixel, which receives light of one of a pair of light beams which pass through iris regions of different locations on a photographic lens, and a pixel which receives light of the other, in a pair of said pixels. The pair of pixels are positioned shifted from one another in a direction which intersects the x-axis which is the phase difference direction.
07/31/14
20140211043
Mobile terminal and method for operating the same
A method for controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes entering, via a camera of the mobile terminal, a capture mode; receiving, via a controller of the mobile terminal, a start input for starting a grouping image process; capturing, via the camera, at least one image; receiving, via the controller, an end input for ending the grouping image process; and storing, in a memory associated with the mobile terminal, the at least one image captured between the start input and the end input in a group.. .
07/31/14
20140211020
Video capture attachment and monitor for optical viewing instrument
The present invention is an attachable and detachable video image capture and display instrument that comprises a digital video capture device that can easily be physically connected to a gun scope, spotting scope, telescope, microscope, monocular, binocular or other optical viewing instrument or optical instrument used for viewing or examining an object or scene. It has electronic output to a display device, recording instrument, computing instrumen video projection devise, or data transmission instrument by way of connections of various options including wires, blue tooth, cellular, or other methods of video and audio data transmission.


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