|| List of recent Image Capture-related patents
| Robot system and method for manufacturing to-be-processed-material|
A robot system includes a robot, an image capture device, and a setting device. The image capture device is fixed at a position external to the robot, and configured to capture an image of a range including the robot and a vicinity of the robot.
| Surgical robot system and method of controlling the same|
A surgical robot system includes a slave system to perform a surgical operation on a patient and an imaging system that includes an image capture unit including a plurality of cameras to acquire a plurality of affected area images, an image generator detecting an occluded region in each of the affected area images acquired by the plurality of cameras, removing the occluded region therefrom, warping each of the affected area images from which the occluded region is removed, and matching the affected area images to generate a final image, and a controller driving each of the plurality of cameras of the image capture unit to acquire the plurality of affected area images and inputting the acquired plurality of affected area images to the image generator to generate a final image.. .
| Display control apparatus displaying image|
An image capture apparatus 1 is equipped with: a cpu 11 that acquires a plurality of images; a normalization unit 54 that performs normalization such that an area of at least one of a plurality of acquired images satisfies a predetermined criterion; and a display control unit 56 that performs control such that a plurality of images including the images normalized by the normalization unit 54 are displayed in an output unit 19.. .
| Computer-readable recording medium recording program for image processing, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and image processing method|
A computer is caused to execute: acquisition of a captured image captured by an imaging device; display of an image including the captured image on a display device; and detection from the captured image, of a feature in a real space captured in the captured image, using an image for detection of the feature. In a case where the captured image acquired in the acquisition of the image captured is a reversed image, the feature is detected by performing a reverse comparison process involving: comparing the captured image with a reversed image of the image for detection; or comparing an image obtained by further reversing the captured image, with the image for detection.
| Measurement device, measurement method, and computer program product|
According to an embodiment, a measurement device includes an image acquisition unit, a time acquisition unit, and first and second calculators. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire a reference image that is of an object captured at a first viewpoint as well as a plurality of asynchronous images of the object each captured at a second viewpoint at a time different from when the reference image is captured.
| Systems, methods, and devices for flash exposure control using preflash statistics|
Systems, methods, and devices for obtaining a properly exposed strobe-illuminated image are provided. One method for doing so may include, for example, gathering image capture statistics during a first period when a strobe is not emitting light and during a second period when the strobe emits a preflash.
| Viewfinder display based on metering images|
An image capture device may capture a series of images. The series of images may include a plurality of metering images interleaved with a plurality of preview images.
| Image processing apparatus, method for controlling image processing apparatus and storage medium|
An image processing apparatus comprising: a storage unit configured to store user information of an imaging apparatus, image information containing an image or images captured by the imaging apparatus, and operation information of the imaging apparatus during image capture, in association with each other; an obtaining unit configured to obtain operation information corresponding to user information of a first imaging apparatus when receiving the user information of the first imaging apparatus; an analysis unit configured to analyze at least one time segment based on the operation information; and an extraction unit configured to extract image information corresponding to the at least one time segment from image information of an imaging apparatus or apparatuses other than the first imaging apparatus.. .
| Image capture apparatus that photographs a specific subject, a communication method, a storage medium and a communication system|
An image capture apparatus includes a second communication control unit, a first communication control unit and a communication unit. The second communication control unit controls the communication unit so as to transmit information of a face image serving as identification information to identify a specific subject to one other image capture apparatus.
| Infrared camera systems and methods for dual sensor applications|
Systems and methods disclosed herein provide for infrared camera systems and methods for dual sensor applications. For example, in one embodiment, an enhanced vision system comprises an image capture component having a visible light sensor to capture visible light images and an infrared sensor to capture infrared images.
| Image acquisition apparatus that stops acquisition of images|
An image acquisition apparatus 1 includes: an image acquisition unit 43 that sequentially acquires images consecutively captured by an image capture unit 16; a face detection unit 44 that detects a predetermined subject in the acquired image each time an image is acquired; and an image acquisition stop unit 46 that stops the acquisition of target images for composition when the predetermined subject is detected.. .
| 3d image capture method with 3d preview of preview images generated by monocular camera and related electronic device thereof|
A three-dimensional (3d) image capture method, employed in an electronic device with a monocular camera and a 3d display, includes at least the following steps: while the electronic device is moving, deriving a 3d preview image from a first preview image and a second preview image generated by the monocular camera, and providing 3d preview on the 3d display according to the 3d preview image, wherein at least one of the first preview image and the second preview image is generated while the electronic device is moving; and when a capture event is triggered, outputting the 3d preview image as a 3d captured image.. .
| Imaging device and method|
An imaging system comprising an image capture apparatus, arranged to capture a stereoscopic image of an operator work site, in communication with a display system; the display system arranged to receive and display said stereoscopic image on a display screen to said operator; wherein said display system is arranged such that the display screen is placed intermediate the operator's eyes and the work site.. .
|Security device, methods, and systems for continuous authentication|
Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for securing a computing device. One security device includes a processor, memory and a connector.
|Memory image capture via memory write from a running system|
Techniques for memory image capture via memory write from a running system are described. In at least some embodiments, a request is received for an image of a portion of memory.
|Image capture and processing for financial transactions|
Systems, methods and computer-readable media for image capture and processing for financial transactions are disclosed. An image of a document may be received on behalf of a user.
|Method and system for data aggregation and diffusion|
A system and method are provided for enabling evaluation of physical articles. An owner or other party generates video and/or still digitized images of one or more articles.
|Robot system and method for producing to-be-processed material|
A robot system includes robot, an image capture device, a plurality of illumination devices, and a control device. The robot is configured to perform a predetermined work on a to-be-processed material.
|Surgical robot and method of controlling the same|
Disclosed herein is a surgical robot including a slave device performing a surgical operation upon a patient and a master device controlling the surgical operation of the slave device. The slave device includes an image capture unit including a first lighting unit radiating visible light, a second lighting unit radiating uv light, and a camera capturing a visible-light image and a surgical tool coated with a uv reactive material emitting light in response to uv light radiated by the second lighting unit..
|Method and system of virtual gaming in a vehicle|
A system for virtual gaming in a vehicle including a first imaging device having an image projection mechanism and an image capture mechanism. The image projection mechanism configured to project images on a game surface.
|Systems and methods using optical communication for commissioning of network nodes|
Embodiments relate to methods, devices, and computer-implemented methods for transmitting a modulated signal transmitted from at least one signal light source and using the modulated signal for commissioning of network nodes. The method can include determining, by a network node, that the network node is not commissioned.
|Local image enhancement for text recognition|
Various embodiments enable regions of text to be identified in an image captured by a camera of a computing device for preprocessing before being analyzed by a visual recognition engine. For example, each of the identified regions can be analyzed or tested to determine whether a respective region contains a quality associated with poor text recognition results, such as poor contrast, blur, noise, and the like, which can be measured by one or more algorithms.
|Expedited international flight online check-in|
A user may check-in to an international flight and receive an electronic boarding pass using captured travel document information. If the travel document information has not been captured, the travel document information may be captured from a travel document by one of visual image capture or wireless communication.
|Methods for mobile image capture of vehicle identification numbers in a non-document|
Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to methods of capturing vehicle identification numbers (vin) from images captured by a mobile device. Capturing vin data can be useful in several applications, for example, insurance data capture applications.
|Methods for mobile image capture of vehicle identification numbers|
Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to methods of capturing vehicle identification numbers (vin) from images captured by a mobile device. Capturing vin data can be useful in several applications, for example, insurance data capture applications.
|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; and classifying an object depicted in the digital image as a member of a particular object class based at least in part on the comparing.. .
|Lens system for redirecting light rays within a field of view toward a focal plane|
A system for displaying an anamorphic image on a viewing surface comprises a screen having a viewing surface and an image source configured to display the anamorphic image on the viewing surface such that an image viewed on the viewing surface appears undistorted from a viewing point. In addition, the system may also include a reflective lens having a convex exterior surface and a refractive lens having a plurality of surfaces to redirect light toward an image capture device.
|Systems and methods for receipt-based mobile image capture|
Systems and methods of capturing data from mobile images of receipts implemented are provided herein. One of the most important tasks behind the mobile receipt capture technology is understanding and utilizing category-specific rules in the form of known document sizes, relationships between different document fields, etc.
|Method and apparatus to generate haptic feedback from video content analysis|
The disclosure relates to generating haptic feedback based on video content analysis, sensor information that includes one or more measurements of motion of one or more objects on a video, and/or sensor information that includes one or more measurements of motion of one or more image capture devices. The video content analysis may include image processing of the video.
|Non-uniform correction illumination pattern|
An example system in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes a controller and a camera communicatively coupled to the controller to capture an image of a work surface. A projector is also provided and is coupled to the controller to project an illumination pattern onto the work surface during image capture by the camera..
|Image capture apparatus that can display review image, image capture method, and storage medium|
A live view image generation unit sequentially displays on a display screen a captured image that is sequentially outputted from an image capture unit as a live view image. In a case of photographing and recording being directed, a review image generation unit displays a captured image for recording outputted from the image capture unit as a first review image on a portion of a display screen in a state of displaying the live view image.
|System and method for naming an image file|
A system and method for naming an image file includes an image capture module; a processor; a memory unit; an interface; a coded image trigger mechanism for initiating capture of a coded image; and a photo trigger mechanism for initiating capture of one or more photo image(s). The image capture module including a decode module, a photo module, a photo file renaming module.
|Method and system for handling mixed illumination in video and photography|
A method including: obtaining, with an image processing apparatus, a white point that corresponds to an image captured by a camera with only the natural light as a light source; obtaining, with the image processing apparatus, a white point that corresponds to an image captured by the camera with only the artificial light as a light source; determining, with the image processing apparatus, a ratio of an intensity of natural light for a pixel to an intensity of an artificial light for the pixel within an image captured by a camera under mixed illumination of the natural light and the artificial light; and determining, with the image processing apparatus, a white point for the pixel in the image under mixed illumination based on the ratio of the intensity of natural light to the intensity of artificial light for the pixel in the image, the white point for only the natural light, and the white point for only the artificial light.. .
|Imaging apparatus and control method therefor|
An imaging apparatus includes a first image shake correcting unit for correcting image shake and moves a correction lens in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis using detection information obtained by an attitude detection sensor. In a second image shake correcting unit, a translational motion detecting unit acquires information about an image captured by an imaging element from a pre-processing unit so as to detect the motion of the image in the translational direction.
|Image capture apparatus and control method thereof|
An image capture apparatus includes an image pickup device, a first image stabilization unit which optically corrects an image blur by driving part of the optical system, a second image stabilization unit which electronically corrects the image blur by controlling the image readout position of the image pickup device, a shake detection unit which detects a shake of the image capture apparatus, a correction amount calculation unit which calculates an image stabilization amount based on the detected shake signal, and a division unit which divides a first image stabilization amount of a predetermined frequency band into a second image stabilization amount for correcting the image blur by the first image stabilization unit and a third image stabilization amount for correcting the image blur by the second image stabilization unit.. .
|Image capture and dissemination systems and methods|
Systems and methods of using the system for obtaining an image of a user and survey data from the user are disclosed. The system comprises a processor, a digital imaging device in communication with the processor, at least one input device in communication with the processor, at least one output device in communication with the processor, and software executing on the processor.
|Contextual local image recognition dataset|
A contextual local image recognition module of a device retrieves a primary content dataset from a server and then generates and updates a contextual content dataset based on an image captured with the device. The device stores the primary content dataset and the contextual content dataset.
|Thermographic camera accessory for personal electronics|
Described herein is a passive infrared image capture device designed to capture, encode, and transmit ambient long-wavelength infrared light as image data to personal electronic devices. Examples of image data can include snapshots and video.
|Measurement system with image capture capabilities|
In at least one embodiment, a mobile measurement system includes a handheld device, a measurement device, and an optical sensing device. The measurement device and the optical sensing device are communicatively coupled to the handheld device.
|Multi-channel network camera surveillance system and method of constructing the same|
Provided are a multi-channel network camera surveillance system and a method of constructing the same. The multi-channel network camera surveillance system includes a master network camera including a photographing unit configured to capture an image and a storage unit configured to store first image data of the image captured by the photographing unit; a salve network camera which is connected to the master network camera and configured to capture an image and store second image data of the image captured by the slave network camera in the storage unit of the master network camera; and a client device which receives at least one of the first image data and the second image data from the master network camera..
|Visual monitoring of queues using auxillary devices|
Methods and system are provided for monitoring a queue. A method includes receiving by sensors a non-visual identifier at predefined locations of a queue.
|Vehicle detection and image capture system and methods for detecting and capturing images of vehicles|
A vehicle detection and image capture system that detects a vehicle at the location of a radio frequency identification tag when a radio frequency identification reader fails to receive a response from the radio frequency identification tag during interrogation, and captures an image of the vehicle with a camera.. .
|Systems and methods for determining the field of view of a processed image based on vehicle information|
Systems and methods for determining a field of view, based on vehicle data, for displaying an image captured by a vehicle mounted camera. A system for determining a field of view includes a receiver configured to receive an image having a first field of view from an image capturing device, a processor configured to process the image based on vehicle data and output a processed image that has a second field of view that is narrower than the first field of view, and a transmitter configured to transmit the processed image to a display for presentation to an occupant of the vehicle.
|Methods for using an image capture device integrated at a building entry with an automation control panel, and systems and devices related thereto|
A system is described herein including a control panel configured to communicate with at least one mobile wireless device, including sending image data to the at least one mobile wireless device using electronic messaging protocols. The system also includes at least one automation component wirelessly connected to the control panel through short range wireless communication protocols.
|System and method for automated cosmetic inspection|
A system, device, and method for inspecting the cosmetic and operational features of electronic devices, including computing and telecommunications devices. The cosmetic inspection system includes an image capture unit for capturing the images of the electronic devices, and a user interface for processing the captured images and providing relevant information to the user of the system.
|System and method for adjusting an image capture setting|
An imaging system and method of a trailer backup assist system is provided and includes a camera having an image sensor. The camera is mounted on the rear of a vehicle and images a target provided on a trailer.
|Systems and methods for processing images|
A apparatus and method are provided for processing images. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an image sensor configured to capture real time images from an environment of a user.
|Methods for reducing power consumption of a 3d image capture system|
A method for reducing power consumption of a 3d image capture system includes capturing 3d image data with the 3d image capture system while the 3d image capture system is in a first power state, detecting a power state change trigger, and switching from the first power state to a second power state based on the power state change trigger, wherein the 3d image capture system consumes less power in the second power state than in the first power state.. .
|Capturing and refocusing imagery|
Systems and methods for generating depth data from images captured by a camera-enabled mobile device are provided. The depth data can be used to refocus one or more portions of an image captured by the camera-enabled mobile device.
|Variable resolution depth representation|
An apparatus, image capture device, computing device, computer readable medium are described herein. The apparatus includes logic to determine a depth indicator.
An image capture system includes a camera including a processor, an imager coupled to a lens mounted on a substantially curved camera body, said curved camera body anatomically shaped for mounting to a forehead region; and a headband to secure the camera to the forehead to capture a picture or video.. .
|Depth based modification of captured images|
An imaging system processes images of a plurality of objects which have been captured by an image capture device for display. Normal processing of the images is modified as either a function of a depth corresponding to one or more of the plurality of objects appearing in the captured images relative to the image capture device or as a function of the depth and one or more image characteristics extracted from the captured images.
|Image capture and ordering|
One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for ordering images for panorama stitching and/or for providing a focal point indicator for image capture. For example, one or more images, which may be stitched together to create a panorama of a scene, may be stored within an image stack according to one or more ordering preferences, such as where manually captured images are stored within a first/higher priority region of the image stack as compared to automatically captured images.
|Thermal image animation|
Animation of a thermal image captured by a thermal imager that includes automatically changing particular aspects of the presentation of the image. The coloring of the thermal image may automatically change through two or more color presentations.
|Borehole profiling and imaging|
A borehole instrument includes an image sensor for capturing images of an inside wall of a borehole. A borehole profile may also be measured by, for example, a laser.
|Vehicle travel track control device|
A vehicle travel track control device which includes a forward image capture device which captures an image ahead of a vehicle, and side image capture devices which capture an image on the left side and/or the right side of the vehicle. When it is possible to properly execute a travel track control on the basis of captured forward image information ahead of the vehicle, the travel track control is executed on the basis of the captured forward image information sent from the forward image capture device, and when it is not possible to properly execute a travel track control on the basis of the captured forward image information, the travel track control is executed on the basis of at least captured side image information sent from the side image capture devices..
|Method and device for controlling and monitoring the surrounding areas of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav)|
The embodiments herein disclose a method and a remote control for controlling and monitoring surrounding areas of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) by an operator with a remote control comprising a flight display. The embodiments disclose a surprising advantageously effect for the purposes of controlling and monitoring the surroundings of a uav by combining the image captured by a uav camera with a transparently overlaid positional and navigation map providing a perception enabling the operator to have a complete overall view of the situation, utilizing a common screen section of a flight display and thereby not having to shift eye view.
|Mobile image capture system|
A mobile image capture system, a system comprising: a sensing unit for attaching to a vehicle, the sensing unit having a camera constructed and arranged to view a participant on the vehicle, the camera capturing at least one image; and processing electronics for storing data representing the captured at least one image or for relaying data representing the captured at least one image to a computer or a network.. .