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Shared image database with geographic navigation

Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system

Biometric authentication using the eye

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
07/10/14
20140195915
 Imaging device, image processing method, and program thereof patent thumbnailImaging device, image processing method, and program thereof
An imaging device includes a display unit for displaying a video image being captured, an index operating unit for inputting an instruction for an index, and an index setting unit for setting as an index section, a section in the video image captured for a predetermined time period including a time point of a user's operation of inputting the instruction for the index, in response to one user's operation on the index operating unit while the video image is captured.. .
07/10/14
20140195529
 Shared image database with geographic navigation patent thumbnailShared image database with geographic navigation
There is disclosed a method and device for operating an image database shared by a plurality of users. In an embodiment, each image captured by a user and stored in a shared image database is associating with the geographic coordinates of the location at which the image was captured.
07/10/14
20140195048
 Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system patent thumbnailCooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system
Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods include selectably associatable master/slave pairs, often having more manipulator arms than will be moved simultaneously by the two hands of a surgeon. Four manipulator arms can support an image capture device, a left hand tissue manipulation tool, a right hand tissue manipulation tool, and a fourth surgical instrument, particularly for stabilizing, retracting, tool change, or other functions benefiting from intermittent movement.
07/10/14
20140193046
 Biometric authentication using the eye patent thumbnailBiometric authentication using the eye
An apparatus and method for authenticating a subject using the eye as an identifying biometric, in particular the shape of the cornea. An image projection device generates and projects an image of a pattern, of plural discrete points, onto at least a part of the cornea of the eye.
07/10/14
20140193038
 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
An information processing system that acquires an image captured by an image pickup unit; acquires one or a plurality of templates each including one or a plurality of fields; compares the image to the one or plurality of templates; and outputs a result based on the comparison, the result indicating whether recognition of each of the one or plurality of fields of the one or plurality of templates was successful.. .
07/10/14
20140193034
 Object detection device, object detection method and object detection program patent thumbnailObject detection device, object detection method and object detection program
The present invention accurately detects an object from a video image where large distortion of an image may be generated for covering a wide field of view. An object detection device 1 that detects an object from a camera image captured by a camera having a wide field of view and causing distortion varying according to a position in an image includes: a candidate area selection unit 10 configured to select candidate areas for detecting the object from the camera image, and generate candidate area information identifying the candidate areas, and positional parameter information indicating distances from the center of the camera image to the candidate areas; and an object detection unit 20 configured to select, on the basis of the positional parameter information corresponding to the candidate areas, an object detection system used when detecting the object from the candidate areas, rotate the candidate areas with respect to the center of the camera image in order to unify directions from the candidate areas to the center of the camera image to the same direction, and detect whether or not the object exists in each of the candidate areas, the directions of which being unified..
07/10/14
20140193001
 Equalization using user input patent thumbnailEqualization using user input
A system for interacting with an audio reproduction device and a user using the audio reproduction device is disclosed. The system includes: an image capture module capturing an image depicting an audio reproduction device used by a user; an image recognition module performing image recognition to extract recognition data from the image, the recognition data including data describing the audio reproduction device and one or more deteriorating factors that deteriorate a sound quality in the audio reproduction device; a filter module estimating a sound degradation in the audio reproduction device that is caused by the one or more deteriorating factors, the filter module applying a digital filter to compensate the sound degradation in the audio reproduction device; an aggregation module aggregating data associated with the user, the aggregated data including the recognition data; and a recommendation module providing one or more recommended items to the user..
07/10/14
20140192244
 Image pickup device and image pickup method patent thumbnailImage pickup device and image pickup method
An image pickup device includes: a camera unit; a display unit which displays an image captured by the camera unit; and a touch panel disposed so as to overlap the display unit. When a predetermined operation is performed on the touch panel, a brightness of the display unit is changed from a first brightness to a second brightness brighter than the first brightness.
07/10/14
20140192230
 Apparatus and method for capturing image with audio data patent thumbnailApparatus and method for 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..
07/10/14
20140192223
 Imaging device, imaging system, and imaging method patent thumbnailImaging device, imaging system, and imaging method
An imaging device includes a histogram unit that extracts luminance information from video signals obtained by image capture and generates a histogram, a white balance detector unit that detects the deviation in the white balance of the video signal, and a white balance processor unit that corrects the white balance of the video signal; and along with selecting the imaging conditions of the imaging unit based on the deviations detected by the white balance detector unit, also controls the white balance processor unit. When there is a large deviation in the white balance, the imaging device decides whether or not to correct the white balance according for example to the hue..
07/10/14
20140192216
Image capture apparatus that can determine appropriate focus position, image capture method, and storage medium
An image capture apparatus includes the image capture unit 16, the focus information acquisition unit 53, the frequency distribution calculation unit 54, and the photographing position determination unit 55. The focus information acquisition unit 53 calculates a subject focus position for each of a plurality of regions into which a photographed screen of a captured image captured by the image capture unit 16 is divided.
07/10/14
20140192205
Apparatus and method for object tracking during image capture
An apparatus and method for object tracking during image capture are provided. The method includes identifying an object of interest in an original camera image, detecting movement of a mobile terminal performing image capture, and tracking the object of interest in subsequent camera images using the detected movement of the mobile terminal..
07/10/14
20140192183
Image-based diopter measuring system
An image-based diopter measuring system comprises an optical device and an electronic device. The optical device is used to guiding an external light which is passed through an analyte.
07/10/14
20140191948
Apparatus and method for providing control service using head tracking technology in electronic device
An apparatus and a method for controlling an electronic device using head tracking technology are provided. The method includes detecting face motion from an image captured through a camera of the electronic device and executing a control service corresponding to the detected face motion information..
07/03/14
20140188715
Systems and methods for bill payment with image capture of bill information and funding account
Systems and methods that receive one or more images and based at least in part on the received images identify information associated with a bill and information associated with a mode of payment and, based at least in part on the information associated with the bill and information associated with the mode of payment, effectuate a financial transaction.. .
07/03/14
20140186047
Information communication method
An information communication method that enables communication between various devices includes: setting an exposure time of an image sensor; obtaining a bright line image including a bright line, by capturing a subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time; setting a longer exposure time than the exposure time; obtaining a normal captured image by image capture by the image sensor with the longer exposure time; generating a synthetic image by specifying, in the normal captured image, a part that corresponds to the bright line included in the bright line image and superimposing a signal object on the normal captured image, the signal object being an image indicating the part; displaying the synthetic image; and obtaining information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the bright line included in the obtained bright line image.. .
07/03/14
20140186005
Display control apparatus that displays image corresponding to predetermined motion
An image capture apparatus (1) includes a frame search unit (97), a swing state judgment unit (96), and a display control unit (98). The swing state judgment unit (96) identifies a current posture in a sequence of motions of a swing person (sp).
07/03/14
20140185868
Gesture recognition module and gesture recognition method
A gesture recognition module for recognizing a gesture of a user, includes a detecting unit, including at least one image capture device, for capturing at least one image of a hand of the user, to obtain a first position and a second position of the hand sequentially; a computing unit, electrically coupled to the detecting unit, for determining a first angle between a first virtual straight line connected between a fixed reference point and the first position and a reference plane passing through the fixed reference point, and determining a second angle between a second virtual straight line connected between the fixed reference point and the second position and the reference plane; and a determining unit, electrically coupled to the computing unit, for determining a relation between the first angle and the second angle, to decide whether a gesture of the hand is a back-and-forth gesture.. .
07/03/14
20140185134
Infrared lens unit, image capture module, and image capture device
An infrared lens unit includes, in order from the object side, an aperture, a lens group, and a band-pass filter which passes a light beam of a prescribed wavelength band of the infrared region. The lens group further includes, in order from the object side, a first meniscus lens which has a positive power and is convex on the object side, a second meniscus lens which has a positive power and is convex on the image side, and a convex lens which has a positive power and is convex on the object side.
07/03/14
20140184885
Image capture apparatus and method for controlling the same
Disclosed are an image capture apparatus in which an arrangement relationship between an image sensor and a microlens array that is arranged in front of the image sensor can be varied, and a method for controlling the same. In a state in which a photographic lens including the microlens array is attached, information on the photographic lens and information on the image sensor are used to control a distance between the microlens array and the image sensor, and an aperture value.
07/03/14
20140184883
Imaging device, semiconductor integrated circuit and imaging method
An image capture device according to the present disclosure includes: an image sensor; a lens optical system condensing light onto the image sensor and including a focus lens; a driving section driving one of the image sensor and the focus lens to change a distance between the image sensor and the focus lens; a displacement control section configured to control the displacement of the one being driven according to a predetermined displacement pattern by outputting an instruction to the driving section; and a synchronizing section configured to control the displacement control section by reference to timing of exposure of the image sensor. The displacement range of the image sensor or focus lens includes a first range, a second range separated from the first range, and a third range interposed between the first and second ranges.
07/03/14
20140184826
Imaging device having multiple optics
Disclosed is an imaging device that has a base and a plurality of image capture devices. The base includes a bottom portion and an elongate stem portion that is pivotally attached at one of its ends to the bottom portion.
07/03/14
20140184778
Image processing apparatus, control method for the same, image processing system, and program
An image processing apparatus is configured to generate a display image used to display a captured image captured by imaging a slide on which a specimen is placed. The image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an overall image generated from the captured image for displaying the entirety of the slide and a magnified image generated from the captured image for displaying a portion of the specimen in a magnified manner and a generation unit configured to generate a display image containing the overall image and the magnified image.
07/03/14
20140184742
Image encoding method, image decoding method, image encoding apparatus, and image decoding apparatus
An image encoding method for encoding a multi-view image captured from a plurality of capturing views includes: generating a plurality of view identification information items each for identifying a plurality of display views that are a plurality of views used for display in an image decoding apparatus, by corresponding to each of a plurality of screen sizes used in the image decoding apparatus; and encoding the view identification information items.. .
07/03/14
20140184614
Method and apparatus for image capture in transmitter of wireless communications system
A method for capturing an image in a transmitter of a wireless communications system, the method comprising controlling a graphic processing unit (gpu) of a graphic card to move frames corresponding to the image from a graphic card frame buffer to a buffer which is accessible by a central processing unit (cpu) of the transmitter when a specified condition is detected; controlling the gpu to release a control for the frames to the cpu; encoding the frames in the buffer which is accessible by the cpu; and transmitting the encoded frames to a receiver of the wireless communications system; wherein the graphic card is connected to the transmitter.. .
07/03/14
20140184084
Electronic incense assembly
An electronic incense assembly includes a burning chamber, an electronic stick, a camera module, an image processor and a controller. The burning chamber includes a sidewall.
07/03/14
20140183263
Method of controlling illumination pulses to increase dynamic range in bioptic imager barcode scanner
A method for controlling a workstation includes the following: (1) energizing a first illuminator to illuminate a first subfield of view with a first illumination pulse and subsequently energizing the first illuminator to illuminate the first subfield of view with a second illumination pulse; (2) exposing the array of photosensitive elements in the imaging sensor for a first sensor-exposure time and subsequently exposing the array of photosensitive elements in the imaging sensor for a second sensor-exposure time; and (3) processing an image captured by the imaging sensor to decode a barcode in the image. The first illumination pulse overlaps with the first sensor-exposure time for a first overlapped-pulse-duration, and the second illumination pulse overlaps with the second sensor-exposure time for a second overlapped-pulse-duration.
06/26/14
20140181745
Image capture
A method, apparatus, and computer product for: causing a first image to be displayed to a user, the first image comprising one or more selectable objects; receiving a first user input selecting at least one selectable object from the first image; subsequent to receiving the first user input, causing a second image to be captured; combining the at least one selected object and the second image to create a composite image; and causing the composite image to be stored.. .
06/26/14
20140180000
Self-contained sterilizable surgical system
A self-contained surgical system includes a sterilizable shaft having a light source and/or an image capture device mounted at the distal end of the shaft or connected to the distal end of the shaft by fiber optics. The light source is a light emitting diode or an array of light emitting diodes, and has its own power source located at the distal end of the shaft.
06/26/14
20140177937
Hardness tester and method for hardness test
The hardness tester includes a data obtainer obtaining sample shape data that can specify a shape of a sample; an image capture controller controlling a ccd camera to capture an image of the surface of the sample and obtaining image data of the sample; a matching performer associating the sample shape data obtained by the data obtainer with the image data of the sample obtained by the ccd camera; an indentation former forming an indentation with an indenter in a test position set on the sample shape data after the sample shape data and the image data of the sample have been associated by the matching performer; and a hardness value calculator calculating a hardness value of the sample based on the indentation captured with the ccd camera after the indentation has been formed by the indentation former.. .
06/26/14
20140177921
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..
06/26/14
20140177920
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..
06/26/14
20140176786
Image capture apparatus and control method therefor
Subject distances of a plurality of subject areas included in a captured image are computed based on a plurality of focus evaluation values indicating in-focus positions of a plurality of focus detection areas set in the captured image. Upon detection of a change in the captured image, the subject distances of the plurality of subject areas are re-computed by re-moving a focus lens.
06/26/14
20140176772
Image capture apparatus, image capture processing system and method for processing image capture
An image capture apparatus includes an image capture instruction obtaining unit configured to obtain an image capture instruction that specifies a target portion of a subject, an image capture instruction display unit configured to display the image capture instruction in a chart indicating the subject displayed on a display screen, and a reception unit configured to receive an image capture command in a state in which the image capture instruction is displayed on the display screen.. .
06/26/14
20140176764
Information processing device and recording medium
There is provided an information processing device including a recognition unit that recognizes a face area from a captured image, a storage controller that causes a storage unit to store face recognition information indicating a face area recognized by the recognition unit, and a display controller that superimposes onto a display unit a display indicating, as a face area candidate in a current captured image captured by an image capture unit according to an external instruction, an area that is among areas corresponding to a first face area indicated by face recognition information from another captured image stored in the storage unit, but is not included in a second face area recognized by the recognition unit from the current captured image, distinguishably from a display indicating the second face area.. .
06/26/14
20140176760
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and imaging apparatus
According to an image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a storage unit, and a convolution unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire an input image captured via an optical system.
06/26/14
20140176755
Image processing apparatus, image capture apparatus provided with the same, and method for controlling image processing apparatus
Disclosed in an image processing apparatus capable of avoiding partial loss of an output image due to a lack of reference pixels, when generating an output image by applying geometric deformation to an image. The image processing apparatus determines whether a reference area required in a geometric deformation process fits within a captured area, and, in the case where the reference area required in the geometric deformation process does not fit within the captured area, sets an upper limit for a displacement amount of the reference area of the geometric deformation process so that the reference area fits, and applies the geometric deformation process, which uses a geometric deformation parameter generated based on the set upper limit, to the image..
06/26/14
20140176747
Image capture device
This image capture device includes: an imager which receives an optical image of a subject and outputs image data; a focal plane shuttering apparatus which restricts incidence of the optical image onto the imager and which is able to select either a normally opened driving method or a normally closed driving method; and a driving method switching section which switches a method for driving the focal plane shuttering apparatus into one of the normally opened and normally closed driving methods. The driving method switching section switches the method for driving the focal plane shuttering apparatus into the normally opened driving method after an image capturing operation has been performed..
06/26/14
20140176743
Method, apparatus and system for publishing creative looks as three-dimensional lookup tables
Provided are a method, apparatus and system for publishing creative looks in a camera using three dimensional look-up tables. The system includes a user input device for defining a set of parameters directed to generating a creative look, a creative look generator for generating a respective three-dimensional lookup table for each set of defined parameters, each three-dimensional lookup table representing a respective creative look and a creative look publisher for enabling the selection of at least one creative look to be applied to at least one image captured by the camera..
06/26/14
20140176742
Image-blur correction device, image-blur correction method, and image capture apparatus
An image-blur correction device includes a drive-current output unit that outputs a first drive current for driving a first correction mechanism for correcting image blur in a first direction orthogonal to an optical axis and a second drive current for driving a second correction mechanism for correcting image blur in a second direction orthogonal to the optical axis and the first direction; and a drive-current limiting unit that limits the first drive current to a first limit value, limits the second drive current to a second limit value, limits a total value of the first and second drive currents to a third limit value smaller than a total value of the first and second limit values, varies the first limit value by changing a power-supply time of the first drive current, and varies the second limit value by changing a power-supply time of the second drive current.. .
06/26/14
20140176738
Image capture methods and systems
Image capture methods and systems are provided. First, at least one preview image is captured via an image capture unit of an electronic device.
06/26/14
20140176735
Portable projection capture device
In one example, a portable projection capture device includes a digital camera and a projector mounted below the camera. The camera defines a capture area on a work surface within which the camera is configured to capture still and video images.
06/26/14
20140176733
Method and system for image and metadata management
A method and system for image and metadata management are described in which a server may communicate with multiple cameras from a single photographic session or shoot. The server may receive a digital image from one of the cameras and may attach metadata to the digital image.
06/26/14
20140176722
Imaging device, imaging control method and storage medium
An imaging device includes an imaging section which includes a lens block and an image sensor, and a cpu which judges whether or not an image captured by the imaging section satisfies a predetermined composition condition (a luminance distribution; sky:ground=7:3) and, based on the judging result, drives the imaging section by using a motor so that the image captured by the imaging section satisfies the predetermined composition condition to adjust the composition of the image captured by the imaging section.. .
06/26/14
20140176682
Stereoscopic image capture device and method
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06/26/14
20140176669
Image processing apparatus that combines a plurality of images
An image capture apparatus (1) includes: an image capture unit (17) that successively acquires images; an image combining unit (91) that combines the acquired images in a predetermined range so as to generate a wide image; a display control unit (51) that controls a display to simultaneously display a live-view image and a predetermined range such that a relative size between the live-view image and the predetermined range is visible on the display; a view angle setting unit (53) that changes the relative size while the live-view image and the predetermined range are being displayed on the display; and an image combining control unit (92) that controls the combining unit so as to generate the wide image an angle of view of which depends on the changed relative size.. .
06/26/14
20140176606
Recording and visualizing images using augmented image data
A device and method for presenting augmented image data. An image capture device captures an image together with information about the image.
06/26/14
20140176599
Display control system and recording medium
There is provided a display control system including a plurality of display units, an imaging unit configured to capture a subject, a predictor configured to predict an action of the subject according to a captured image captured by the imaging unit, a guide image generator configured to generate a guide image that guides the subject according to a prediction result from the predictor, and a display controller configured to, on the basis of the prediction result from the predictor, select a display unit capable of displaying an image at a position corresponding to the subject from the plurality of display units, and to control the selected display unit to display the guide image at the position corresponding to the subject.. .
06/19/14
20140172570
Mobile and augmented-reality advertisements using device imaging
Mobile advertisements often involve advertisements related to the user's detected location. However, additional relevant advertisement opportunities may be identified by also identifying an image captured by the camera of the mobile device (e.g., the user may take a photo of a product under consideration, or may gaze at the product while wearing a gaze-tracking device).
06/19/14
20140169618
Method for retrieving associated information using an image
A method for retrieving associated information using an image (10), comprising: locating a spatial pattern (13) in an image (10) captured by an image capture device, the spatial pattern (13) providing an instruction (12, 14, 15) or a specification for further processing to occur; wherein if a first predetermined spatial pattern is located in the image (10), a steganographic signal (12) is decoded from the image (10) for extracting a profile configuration of the image (10) in order to retrieve the associated information; and if a second predetermined spatial pattern is located in the image (10), image features of the image are recognised (15) in order to retrieve the associated information.. .
06/19/14
20140168930
Flexible strip with light elements for providing illumination suitable for image capture
A lighting apparatus comprises a light panel having a panel frame, and a plurality of leds or other light elements secured to the panel frame. A self-contained battery unit securably attaches to the outside of the panel frame.
06/19/14
20140168732
Verifying accuracy of a scanned document
A document scanner (10) includes an input tray (30) for holding documents (20) and an input image capture device (40) for capturing images of the documents (20)in the input tray (30) prior to transporting the document for imaging; an output tray (150) for holding documents (20) after the documents (20) exit the scanner; an output image capture device (140) for capturing images of the output tray; an image processor for determining characteristics of the output tray or characteristic of the documents (20) before imaging and after the documents (20) exit the scanner; and scanner functions are modified based on the output tray characteristics or the document characteristics.. .
06/19/14
20140168717
Method of capturing an image of a document
A document scanner (10) includes an input tray (30) for holding documents (20) and an input image capture device (40) for capturing images of the documents (20)in the input tray (30) prior to transporting the document for imaging; an output tray (150) for holding documents (20) after the documents (20) exit the scanner; an output image capture device (140) for capturing images of the output tray; an image processor for determining characteristics of the output tray or characteristic of the documents (20) before imaging and after the documents (20) exit the scanner; and scanner functions are modified based on the output tray characteristics or the document characteristics.. .
06/19/14
20140168502
Optical focus of an image acquisition system
A method for characterizing an optical focusing defect of an image capture instrument is based on contrast values. Said contrast values are calculated for two images of a same scene portion, captured in respective overlapping length segments of two image sensors.
06/19/14
20140168500
Image capture device and converter lens assembly thereof
An image capture device and a converter lens assembly thereof are provided. The image capture device includes a mobile phone and the converter lens assembly wherein the converter lens assembly is connected to the mobile phone.
06/19/14
20140168485
Solid-state image sensor, image capture device and signal processing method
This solid-state image sensor 10 includes an array of photosensitive cells and an array of dispersing elements. The photosensitive cell array is comprised of multiple unit blocks 40, each of which includes four photosensitive cells 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d.
06/19/14
20140168477
Interactive image capture, marketing and distribution
Automated systems and methods for capturing digital images of a customer with multiple high-definition video cameras mounted in a venue such as a stadium, interactively communicating with venue customers to receive customer requests for images and information regarding customer locations in the venue and in response identify camera images containing the requested images and pixel groups therein containing images requested by customers, processing the requests to generate preview and send to customers for approval and ordering, and generating and sending final images in response to purchase requests and calculating and automatically applying charges to customers and third parties for promotional material sent to customers and making payments to third parties having rights in image content sent to customers. Variations of embodiments are suitable for venues such as a museum, a garden, a zoo, a religious institution, a theme park, or any other venue where imaging is possible and practical, or in a defined time period, such as a trip or vacation.
06/19/14
20140168474
Determining an image capture payload burst structure
A first plurality of images of a scene may be captured. Each image of the first plurality of images may be captured using a different tet.
06/19/14
20140168468
Determining an image capture payload burst structure based on a metering image capture sweep
A first plurality of images of a scene may be captured. Each image of the first plurality of images may be captured with a different total exposure time (tet).
06/19/14
20140168460
Electronic device and image capturing control method
In a method for capturing an optimized image of people jumping, the method obtains a first image captured by an image capturing device of an electronic device, detecting face areas from the first image, obtains vertical coordinates of center points of the detected face areas, and calculates an average value of the vertical coordinates of the center points. The method further controls the image capturing device to capture a second image when the calculated average value is greater than a preset value, the second image is determined as the optimized image that all of people in the second image have jumped..
06/19/14
20140168457
Focal plane shuttering apparatus and image capture device
This focal plane shuttering apparatus includes: front and rear curtains; first and second elastic members which generate biasing force to make the front and rear curtains run in such a direction as to get the front and rear curtains retracted from an aperture; a charging member which applies biasing force to those elastic members; a front curtain locking member which keeps the front curtain retracted from the aperture when the charging member applies biasing force to the first elastic member; a rear curtain locking member which keeps the aperture covered with the rear curtain when the charging member applies biasing force to the second elastic member; two switches which turn synchronously with those locking members; and an unlocking member which is interlocked with the charging member that unlocks those locking members.. .
06/19/14
20140168454
Image capture device and anti-shake control method thereof
An image capture device and anti-shake control method thereof are provided. The image capture device includes a command input unit, a lens unit, a vibration compensation unit, and a control unit.
06/19/14
20140168453
Video capture, processing and distribution system
Novel tools and techniques for implementing remote control of image and video capture devices, and/or for implementing remote control of processing and sharing functions associated with captured image and/or video data. In accordance with some techniques, a first image capture device (“icd”) at a customer premises and/or another computer (such as a control server) can identify and/or authenticate a user.
06/19/14
20140168444
Apparatus and method for fusing images
Provided is a method of merging or fusing a visible image captured by a visible camera and an infrared (ir) image captured by an ir camera. The method includes: providing a first image of a subject captured by a first camera and a second image of the subject captured by a second camera; converting brightness of the second image based on brightness of the first image; and merging the first image and the second image having the converted brightness..
06/19/14
20140168441
Vehicle occupant detection device
A vehicle occupant detection device for capturing as an image the behavior of a vehicle occupant, who is seated on a seat of a vehicle, by an image capture unit and detecting the position of a specific portion of the vehicle occupant. When the presence of the vehicle occupant is determined, a control unit controls the image capture unit so that image capture is performed in a high-speed mode in which image capture intervals are relatively small, and when it is determined that the occupant is not present, image capture is performed in a low-speed mode in which image capture intervals are relatively large..
06/19/14
20140168439
Infrared camera systems and methods for maritime applications
Systems and methods disclosed herein provide for some embodiments infrared camera systems for maritime applications. For example in one embodiment, a watercraft includes a plurality of image capture components coupled to the watercraft to capture infrared images around at least a substantial portion of a perimeter of the watercraft; a memory component adapted to store the captured infrared images; a processing component adapted to process the captured infrared images according to a man overboard mode of operation to provide processed infrared images and determine if a person falls from the watercraft; and a display component adapted to display the processed infrared images..
06/19/14
20140168405
Sampling assembly, microscope module, and microscope apparatus
A microscope apparatus is disclosed. The microscope apparatus comprises a microscope module and an image capture device.
06/19/14
20140168386
Projection system and projection method thereof
A projection system includes a control module, a first image capture module, a second image capture module, an image processing module and a projection module. The first and second image capture modules are connected to the control module and include first and second sensor elements and first and second lenses, respectively.
06/19/14
20140168383
Image pickup device and program
An image capture device includes: a first and second optical system including a first and second focus lens, respectively; a first image sensor that outputs an electrical signal representing a subject image that has been produced through the first focus lens; a second image sensor that outputs an electrical signal representing a subject image produced through the second focus lens; and a drive controller that moves the first and second focus lenses along their optical axes. The drive controller has the second focus lens follow a position determined by a position of the first focus lens until the first focus lens reaches a position close to in-focus position, and then moves the first and second focus lenses to in-focus positions independently of each other once the first focus lens has reached the position close to the in-focus position..
06/19/14
20140168381
Stereoscopic image signal processing device and stereoscopic image capture device
This stereoscopic image device includes a parallax converter. The parallax converter sets a first parallax amount of a subject at a specific location on the basis of horizontal field angle information, convergence plane distance information, and inter-axial information.
06/19/14
20140168378
Calibration and registration of camera arrays using a single circular grid optical target
Methods for determining intrinsic parameters associated with a camera and for registering cameras within a camera array are described. In some embodiments, a camera may be calibrated using an optical target that is positioned at a depth outside the depth of focus of the camera.
06/19/14
20140168358
Multi-device alignment for collaborative media capture
Systems and methods of conducting collaborative image capture may provide for transferring sensor data from a plurality of image capture devices to a designated master device, which may in turn determine rough alignment recommendations for the image capture devices. The image capture devices may receive the alignment recommendations and output them to a preview display for manual alignment and/or to an automated adjustment system for automated alignment.
06/19/14
20140168165
Electronic device with virtual touch function and instant adjusting method for virtual touch
An electronic device with virtual touch function and an instant adjusting method for virtual touch are provided. The instant adjusting method for virtual touch includes following steps: capturing an image of a user by an image capture device, sensing a distance between the image capture device and the user, defining a location and a size of a touch sensor region according to the distance, mapping the touch sensor region to an effective display region of the display screen, and displaying a display image mapped to the image on the display screen to allow the user to touch control a position of the display screen corresponding to a relative position of the touch sensor region according to the display image.
06/19/14
20140168069
Electronic device and light painting method for character input
A light painting method for character input using an electronic device includes adjusting an image capturing device according to preset capturing parameters. The image capture device is enabled to capture a light painting image of a lighting device at each predetermined time interval.
06/19/14
20140168068
System and method for manipulating user interface using wrist angle in vehicle
A method and system of manipulating a user interface using a wrist angle that include receiving, by a controller, an image captured by an image photographing unit and detecting shapes of arms and hands of the passenger from the captured image to calculate the wrist angle. In addition, the method includes recognizing, by the controller, wrist gesture information that corresponds to a change in the calculated wrist angle and selecting a vehicle device manipulation that corresponds to the recognized wrist gesture information..


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