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 Integrated internet camera system and method patent thumbnailIntegrated internet camera system and method
An internet direct device comprises an imaging system to capture at least one of audio, still images and video images, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor transmits at least one of the captured audio, the captured still images and the captured video images to a web site archive and review center and/or another internet direct device upon image capture over a communications network.
Alex Is The Best, Llc


 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image capture apparatus patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, image processing method and image capture apparatus
In an image processing apparatus that can provide, to an image, an emphasis effect that serves as a focusing degree indicator, provision of an emphasis effect that is easily distinguished is realized. A signal generation circuit generates signals having values that correspond to the values of process target pixels of image signals.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Mobile terminal equipped with a camera and controlling method thereof patent thumbnailMobile terminal equipped with a camera and controlling method thereof
A mobile terminal configured to process images, the mobile terminal comprising: a camera configured to capture images; an image sensor configured to acquire an image signal of an object in an image captured via the camera; an infrared sensor configured to detect an infrared signal reflected from the object; a controller configured to utilize the image sensor to: determine whether flicker is generated; and detect information related to a light source contributing to the generated flicker based on the detected infrared signal; and an image processor configured to perform white balance of the acquired image, the white balance performed based on the detected information if flicker is generated, and provides an effective white balancing method according to types of peripheral light sources through flicker analysis based on the image sensor and the infrared sensor.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


 System and methods for facilitating virtual presence patent thumbnailSystem and 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.


 Communication  controlling the same patent thumbnailCommunication controlling the same
A communication system includes, a first projection unit configured to project an image on a first projection surface, an imaging unit configured to capture an image of an object positioned in front of the first projection surface, a determination unit configured to determine a processing parameter for image processing to be performed on the object image captured by the imaging unit, based on a distance between the first projection surface and the object, a processing unit configured to perform the image processing on the object image based on the processing parameter determined by the determination unit, and a second projection unit configured to project the object image having undergone the image processing on a second projection surface.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Image capture  controlling the same patent thumbnailImage capture controlling the same
Regarding one or more pairs of image signals generated based on a signal obtained from an image sensor, a phase difference of the image signals is determined and a defocus amount is calculated based on the phase difference based on a correlation amount calculated while relatively shifting the positions of the one or more pairs of image signals. By using image signals whose detectable defocus amount range and defocus amount detection accuracies are different, the amount of correlation calculation for focus detection can be reduced in various defocused states of a subject for which focus detection is to be performed..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Image processing apparatus and control  image processing apparatus patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus and control image processing apparatus
An image capture apparatus includes an image capture unit, a first correction unit configured to correct a black level of an image signal output from the image capture unit, a combining unit configured to select pixels to be used from among a plurality of image signals, the black level of which has been corrected by the first correction unit, to generate a combined image signal, and a second correction unit configured to correct the black level of the combined image signal generated by the combining unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Electronic device with image correction system and methods therefor patent thumbnailElectronic device with image correction system and methods therefor
An electronic device includes an image capture device, such as a camera, a user interface and one or more processors. The one or more processors can receive an image from the image capture device and detect distortion occurring in the image.
Motorola Mobility Llc


 Image processing apparatus patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus
A display screen of a display apparatus of an image display system includes a one-way mirror on a front side of the display screen. In an image processing apparatus, an image signal input obtains a captured image signal representing a captured image captured by a camera that captures an image of surroundings of the vehicle; an image generator that generates the display image from the captured image signal; an image output that outputs the display image to the display apparatus to cause the display image to be displayed on the display screen of the display apparatus; and a processor that controls the image generator to cause a partial region of the display image to be a black image so that a portion of the display screen at which the black image is displayed functions as a mirror..
Fujitsu Ten Limited


 Mobile terminal and  controlling same patent thumbnailMobile terminal and controlling same
There are provided a mobile terminal providing an image capture function and a method for controlling the same. The mobile terminal includes a first camera configured to capture an image at a first angle of view, a second camera configured to capture an image at a second angle of view different from the first angle of view, and a controller configured to capture a first image received from the first camera and a second image received from the second camera, wherein the controller may process the first and second images by associating the first and second images..
Lg Electronics Inc.


Preview system for concurrently displaying multiple preview images generated based on input image generated by image capture apparatus and related preview method thereof

A preview system of an image capture apparatus has a processing circuit and a display apparatus. The processing circuit reads an input image, scales at least a portion of the input image to generate a first preview image, and derives a second preview image from a selected portion of the input image.
Mediatek Inc.

Mobile terminal and controlling the same

A mobile terminal including a camera; a display capable of display an image captured by the camera in real-time; and a controller capable of display a plurality of frames generated using images captured continuously since a start of the image capturing, and execute a function on the mobile terminal associated with one or more of the generated frames while the camera captures the image.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Wireless camera system for mobile operations

A wireless camera system for mobile operations, comprising a mobile device, a software application, and at least one camera module, the at least one camera module comprising an image capture device, a memory, and a communications link, wherein the at least one camera module is mounted on or near a vehicle, wherein the software application is executing on the mobile device, wherein images captured by the at least one camera module may be transmitted over the communications link to the mobile device, wherein the software application processes images received from the at least one camera module, and wherein the software application displays the processed images on the screen of the mobile device.. .
Appareo Systems, Llc

Traveling-state display device and traveling-state display method

A computer detects a virtual central line of a traveling lane from a road-captured image captured from a vehicle. Next, the computer displays a transformed image generated by transforming the road-captured image such that the detected virtual central line is situated in a prescribed position.
Fujitsu Limited

Video delivery terminal, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and video delivery method

A video delivery terminal includes: an image capturer configured to perform image capture to generate an image of a subject; and a developing processor configured to crop an area of a portion of the image to generate a cropped image, perform first adjustment regarding the cropped image based on characteristics of the cropped image, and perform second adjustment regarding settings of the image based on characteristics of the image having undergone the first adjustment.. .

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

To measure a three-dimensional shape of a measurement target object at high speeds, an information processing apparatus is configured to acquire an image captured while a pattern including first features and a second feature is projected onto the measurement target object; identify the first features in the captured image, and acquire an initial value of shape information on the measurement target object in an area including the first features; set a candidate for the shape information in a first area based on an initial value of shape information in an area surrounding the first area; decide an area in the pattern corresponding to the first area as a second area, and evaluate a correlation between the second area and the first area based on the second feature in the first area and the second feature in the second area; and derive the shape information in the first area.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Vision-based wafer notch position measurement

A wafer alignment system includes an image capture device that captures an image of a wafer positioned on a pedestal. An image analysis module analyzes the image to detect an edge of the wafer and a notch formed in the edge of the wafer and calculates, based on a position of the notch, first and second edge positions corresponding to the edge of the wafer.
Lam Research Corporation

Store shelf imaging system and method

A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a retail environment.
Xerox Corporation

Image display system

There is provided an image display system. An imaging device is provided for a vehicle and configured to capture a partial area of surroundings of the vehicle.
Suzuki Motor Corporation

Personalizing image capture

In some implementations, faces based on image data from a camera of a mobile device are detected and one or more of the detected faces are determined to correspond to one or more people in a set of people that are classified as being important to a user. In response to determining that one or more of the detected faces correspond to one or more people in the set of people that are classified as being important to the user, quality scores are determined for the one or more detected faces that are determined to correspond to one or more people that are classified as important to the user.
Google Inc.

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus comprises a set of infra-red (ir) sources surrounding an image capture sensor and a processor operatively coupled to said ir sources and said image capture sensor. The processor being arranged to acquire from the sensor a succession of images, each illuminated with a different combination of the ir sources.
Fotonation Limited

System and wafer alignment and centering with ccd camera and robot

A wafer alignment system includes an image capture module that captures an image of a wafer positioned on a robot. An image analysis module analyzes the image to determine a position of the wafer on the robot.
Lam Research Corporation

Tool-support system

A tool-support system for working on holes of a surface. The tool-support system includes two rails fixed to the surface and having imprints regularly distributed over their length, and a mobile tool-support including a mobile optical system capturing an image of the surface.
Airbus Operations (s.a.s.)

Processor and capable of reducing image flicker and a related method

An apparatus capable of reducing image flicker, including: a processor and an image capture device. The processor is configured to: detect whether a telecom operator is currently offering a telecommunication service to the apparatus; search a mapping history of utility frequencies from a storage device and determine whether the telecom operator is mapped to a utility frequency after detecting that the telecom operator is currently offering a telecommunication service to the apparatus; and obtain the utility frequency mapped to the telecom operator from the mapping history to be a current utility frequency after determining the utility frequency mapped to the telecom operator.
Mediatek Inc.

Apparatus, accessing information based on an image presented on a display

Systems and methods are operable to control operation of a portable media device based on machine readable information of a graphical artifact shown on a display concurrently with presentation of a video portion of a media content event. A portable media device, using a portable media device provisioned with an image capture device, captures at least one image that includes the display that is presenting the graphical artifact and the video portion of the media content event, identifies the graphical artifact in the captured at least one image, determines the machine readable data based on the identified graphical artifact, and operates the portable media device to perform at least one operation based on the determined machine readable data..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Virtual reality communication systems and methods thereof

A virtual reality communication system includes a first computing device and a second computing device. The first computing device includes a first camera configured to capture at least one image, and a connector.
Hashplay Inc.

Automatic lens flare detection and correction for light-field images

According to various embodiments, the system and method disclosed herein process light-field image data so as to mitigate lens flare effects. A light-field image may be captured with a light-field image capture device with a microlens array and received in a data store.
Lytro, Inc.

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

It is possible to generate a panoramic moving image with a high combination performance while suppressing a calculation amount. The positional-shift-amount acquisition unit acquires positional shift amounts of a predetermined number of frames from a first moving image and a second moving image captured by cameras, each of the first and second moving images including a plurality of frames.
Sony Corporation

Mobile terminal and control method thereof

The present invention relates to a mobile terminal which includes a camera and a touch screen and can output an image captured by the camera on the touch screen, and a control method of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a camera, a sensor, a memory, a touch screen and a controller configured to cause the touch screen to display a first image received via the camera, cause the memory to temporarily store the first image displayed on the touch screen, generate a second image comprising a conflation of at least part of the first image and a plurality of consecutive images sequentially received via the camera in response to sensing by the sensor of first movement of the mobile terminal about a subject included in the first image, and cause the memory to store the second image..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Apparatus and capturing image with audio data

A method for capturing an image with audio data includes recording and storing audio data, capturing an image on request, and matching and storing the recorded audio data with the captured image, thereby allowing a user to more lively record an audio signal when an image is captured. An apparatus for capturing an image with audio data includes a camera unit configured to capture an image, an audio data recording unit configured to record audio data, and a controller configured to store an image captured by the camera unit, and match and store audio data recorded by the audio data recording unit for a predetermined period of time after the camera unit captured the image..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Vehicle-mounted display device, controlling vehicle-mounted display device, and non-transitory computer readable medium recording program

A vehicle-mounted display device includes a background identifier, a background processor, and a display unit. The background identifier specifies the background of a camera image captured by a camera mounted in the vehicle based on the vanishing point in the camera image.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Lt

Image capture and identification system and process

An object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database based on a digital representation of a scene containing the object. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to present an item to a user, who may obtain the item via a transaction..
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc

Animal type determination device

The animal type determination device configured to perform pattern recognition with respect to an image obtained by image-capturing a periphery of a vehicle using a plurality of pre-stored animal image patterns, and to determine the type of an animal in the image is provided. The animal type determination device is configured to recognize the type of a caution target animal indicated by an animal warning sign in the image captured by a camera, raise a determination priority of the animal image pattern corresponding to the type of the caution target animal in a case where the type of the caution target animal is recognized, and performs the pattern recognition of the animal image pattern in the order of the determination priority to determine the type of the animal in the image..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Light guiding structure for fingerprint recognizing sheet

A light guiding structure for fingerprint recognizing sheet is adapted between a circuit board and a protecting sheet for encompassing an image capture device. The light guiding structure includes a frame, side-emitting leds, and a light guiding sheet.
Concraft Holding Co., Ltd.

Data access based on content of image recorded by a mobile device

Embodiments of the invention are directed to using image data and contextual data to determine information about a scene, based on one or more previously obtained images. Contextual data, such location of image capture, can be used to determine previously obtained images related to the contextual data and other location-related information, such as billboard locations.
Yahoo! Inc.

Construction machine and controlling construction machine

A construction machine includes an image capturing device configured to capture an image of the surroundings, an image display part mounted in an operator's cab and configured to display a menu screen showing an operating condition and various settings, or the captured image captured with the image capturing device, an operation part including a menu switch to cause the menu screen to be displayed on the image display part, and a detector configured to detect whether a work element is enabled or disabled. The image display part is configured to display a warning in response to the menu switch being operated while the work element is enabled..
Sumitomo(s.h.i.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

Method and system for applying gearing effects to visual tracking

A method is provided, including: receiving inertial data from an input device, the inertial data being generated from one or more inertial sensors of the input device; receiving captured image data from an image capture device configured to capture images of an interactive environment in which the input device is disposed, the input device having a light emitting diode (led) array that generates infrared light; processing the inertial data and the captured image data to determine a movement of the input device in the interactive environment; establishing a gearing that adjusts an amount by which the movement of the input device is mapped to movement of an image that is rendered to a display; changing the gearing to different settings during the movement of the image as the movement of the image is rendered to the display.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Automatic fundus image capture system

A system automatically captures a fundus image with limited user interaction such that the fundus image has one or more desired characteristics. The system can retrieve at least one image from an image capture device, process the at least one image digitally to generate a processed image, detect at least one point of interest in the processed image, determine that each of the at least one point of interest is representative of a corresponding feature of the eye, and obtain a fundus image of the eye based on the at least one image..

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product

An information processing apparatus includes an imaging unit, a voice input unit, a cutting-out unit, a transmitting unit, an acquiring unit, and a cutting-out control unit. The voice input unit switches a sound pickup direction for voice.

Video image processing apparatus and recording medium

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

Image sensor alignment in a multi-camera system accelerator architecture

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

Electronic device and processing image by electronic device

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

Motion estimation and detection in a camera system accelerator architecture

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

Image capture accelerator

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

Camera system transmission in bandwidth constrained environments

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

Information processing apparatus, processing information, and computer program

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

Method of controlling access to a reserve zone with control of the validity of an access entitlement installed in the memory of a mobile terminal

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

Multi-tier intelligent infrastructure management systems for communications systems and related equipment and methods

Methods of identifying available connector ports on rack mounted equipment use an image capture device to capture an image of a front face of an equipment rack. The captured image is compared to at least one stored image.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

Artificially rendering images using interpolation of tracked control points

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

Artificially rendering images using viewpoint interpolation and extrapolation

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

Artificially rendering images using viewpoint interpolation and extrapolation

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





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