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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
04/07/16
20160100135 
 Method of monitoring and controlling dewatering of oil sands tailings patent thumbnailMethod of monitoring and controlling dewatering of oil sands tailings
A method for monitoring dewatering of flocculated oil sands tailings involves positioning an image capture device in a flow of flocculated oil sands tailing through a pipeline for acquiring images of the flocculated oil sands tailings; collecting the images of the flocculated oil sands tailings; and analyzing the one or more images to ensure production of optimum floc structures for maximum oil sands fine tailings dewatering.. .
Syncrude Canada Ltd. In Trust For The Owners Of The Syncrude Project, As Such Owners Exist Now And


04/07/16
20160098841 
 Information processing system and information processing method patent thumbnailInformation processing system and information processing method
An information processing system comprises: a light emitting unit that irradiates pattern light having a specific pattern to a subject to form a texture on the subject; an imaging unit that captures the subject on which the texture is formed; a deriving unit that derives distance information to the subject based on an image captured by the imaging unit; an analyzing unit that analyzes whether or not an image abnormality is present in either one of the captured image and an image based on the distance information; and a dimming unit that performs dimming control when the analyzing unit analyzes that the image abnormality is present.. .

04/07/16
20160098827 
 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium patent thumbnailInformation processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit, an extracting unit, and an associating unit. The setting unit sets a position of a first-type person in a region within a predetermined distance from a communication device installed in a structure in a case where the communication device communicates with a mobile terminal carried by the first-type person.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098819 
 Image processing device, image capture device, image processing method, and program patent thumbnailImage processing device, image capture device, image processing method, and program
Disclosed is a technique capable of efficiently storing and retaining characteristic data (a restoration filter or the like) of an optical system used for a restoration process in a storage unit with limited storage capacity in consideration of the degree of image restoration. An image processing device includes a characteristic data storage unit 42 which is capable of storing characteristic data of a plurality of types of optical systems, and a restoration processing unit which subjects source image data to a restoration process using a restoration filter based on a point spread function of an optical system to acquire recovered image data.
Fujifilm Corporation


04/07/16
20160098815 
 Imaging surface modeling for camera modeling and virtual view synthesis patent thumbnailImaging surface modeling for camera modeling and virtual view synthesis
A method of displaying a captured image on a display device. A real image is captured by an image capture device.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


04/07/16
20160098603 
 Depth camera based detection of human subjects patent thumbnailDepth camera based detection of human subjects
Depth camera-based human subject detecting includes receiving an image captured by a depth camera, converting the image, in a depth camera coordinate system, to an image in a real space coordinate system based on an angle and a position of the depth camera relative to at least one subject of the image, detecting at least one subject from the image in the real space coordinate system, calculating a distance from the depth camera to the at least one subject based on the image in the real space coordinate system and determining whether the at least one subject is a person using criteria that varies depending on the respective distance from the depth camera to the at least one subject.. .
Kt Corporation


04/07/16
20160098550 
 Method and apparatus of three-type or form authentication with ergonomic positioning patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus of three-type or form authentication with ergonomic positioning
A system and methods for authenticating a user for access to a system input terminal comprising an infrared imager, a user input terminal, and a processing section including a plurality of processing instructions operable to perform image capture for wrist areas of a user in proximity to an input terminal or other structures requiring authentication and comparison to determine access or deny access. An aspect of an embodiment of the invention permits initial and frequent authentication that reduces or eliminates user action to perform such authentication.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


04/07/16
20160095506 
 Video laryngoscope systems patent thumbnailVideo laryngoscope systems
Video laryngoscope system including a video laryngoscope having a laryngoscope handle and a laryngoscope blade. The video laryngoscope system includes an image capture module with at least two stationary imaging units spaced apart along the laryngoscope blade for providing real-time video streams of a patient's airway passage during an intubation and a controller for enabling a clinician performing the intubation to select one or more of the real-time video streams for real-time display on a display screen to assist intubation of a patient..
Truphatek International Ltd


03/31/16
20160094822 
 Imaging device, image processing device, imaging method, and image processing method patent thumbnailImaging device, image processing device, imaging method, and image processing method
An imaging device includes an optical filter, an image sensor, a multi-band estimation section, and a processor including hardware. The optical filter divides the pupil of an imaging optics into a first pupil and a second pupil that differs in wavelength passband from the first pupil.
Olympus Corporation


03/31/16
20160094817 
 Image processing device and image processing method patent thumbnailImage processing device and image processing method
An image processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires an image captured by an image sensor that includes a first-color filter having first transmittance characteristics, a second-color filter having second transmittance characteristics, and a third-color filter having third transmittance characteristics, and a correction process that multiplies a pixel value that corresponds to a second color by a first coefficient to calculate a component value that corresponds to the overlapping region of the first transmittance characteristics and the third transmittance characteristics, and corrects a pixel value that corresponds to a first color, the pixel value that corresponds to the second color, and a pixel value that corresponds to a third color based on the component value that corresponds to the overlapping region.
Olympus Corporation


03/31/16
20160094785 

Application program, smart device, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method


A smart device includes a storage device, an imaging unit configured to capture a photo image, an input unit configured to input data to a predetermined field of a virtual display panel image, an image editing unit configured to create a virtual display panel-added photo image by superimposing the virtual display panel image having the data input to the predetermined field by the input unit on the photo image captured by the imaging unit, a first verification information generating unit configured to generate first verification information with respect to the virtual display panel-added photo image based on at least the photo image of the virtual display panel-added photo image, and a verification information storage unit configured to create a verification information/virtual display panel-added photo image that stores the first verification information and the data input to the predetermined field as metadata of the verification information/virtual display panel-added photo image.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


03/31/16
20160094775 

Autofocus apparatus, autofocus method, and program


An autofocus apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention is provided with an image acquirer, a pattern controller, and a focus controller. The image acquirer includes an optical system which forms an image of an object at a predetermined magnification and an image capturer which photographs the image of the object formed by the optical system.
Mitutoyo Corporation


03/31/16
20160094547 

Image capture challenge access


Aspects of image capture challenge access are described. In one embodiment, an access service of a computing device directs an imaging system to capture an image including facial fiducial features and determine whether the features correspond to an expected set of features.
Airwatch Llc


03/31/16
20160093243 

Image display method and electronic device


An image display method, adapted to an electronic device having a screen, an image capturing unit, and a light sensor, includes the following steps. A preview image captured by the image capturing unit is received and processed so as to generate a plurality of pixel luminance values of the preview image.
Acer Incorporated


03/31/16
20160093214 

Vision-based on-street parked vehicle detection via normalized-view classifiers and temporal filtering


A system for estimating parking occupancy includes a vehicle-detection device including an adjustable mast supporting an image capture device at a select height. The image capture device acquires video of a current parking area.
Xerox Corporation


03/31/16
20160093068 

Image measurement apparatus and guidance display image measurement apparatus


An image measurement apparatus according to the present invention includes: an image capturer obtaining an image of an object to be measured; a display displaying the image obtained by the image capturer; a measurer performing a measurement selected by an operator based on the image displayed on the display; a guidance display portion displaying an operation sequence for the measurement on the display; and a step display portion displaying, on the display, a pattern corresponding to an operation step in the operation sequence. The step display portion displays a step display for each of the operation steps in a circular form in operation order as the pattern..
Mitutoyo Corporation


03/31/16
20160093015 

Method and terminal device for controlling display of video image


The present disclosure relates to a method and a terminal device for controlling a display of a video image. The method includes: obtaining the video image captured by a smart camera device; obtaining orientation variation data of a terminal device when the video image is displayed on a screen of the terminal device; and controlling the video image to slide on the screen according to the orientation variation data of the terminal device..
Xiaomi Inc.


03/31/16
20160093011 

Detecting encoded signals under adverse lighting conditions using adaptive signal detection


The present disclosure relates generally to signal detection adaptable to accommodate various lighting conditions, and to embedding signals according to anticipated lighting conditions likely to be present during image capture. One claim recites a portable apparatus comprising: a camera for capturing data representing imagery or video; a touchscreen display; and one or more processors.
Digimarc Corporation


03/31/16
20160092744 

Medicinal substance identification based on container recognition


Provided is a system for identifying a drug container that includes an image capture device configured to capture an optical image of a portion of a label provided to the drug container, and a non-transitory computer storage medium storing a plurality of features for each of a plurality of different drugs included in a database. The features associated with each of the plurality of different drugs are suggestive of an identity of a drug identity but do not, alone, positively identify the drug identity.
Codonics, Inc.


03/31/16
20160092561 

Video analysis techniques for improved editing, navigation, and summarization


Systems and processes for improved video editing, summarization and navigation based on generation and analysis of metadata are described. The metadata may be content-based (e.g., differences between neighboring frames, exposure data, key frame identification data, motion data, or face detection data) or non-content-based (e.g., exposure, focus, location, time) and used to prioritize and/or classify portions of video.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160091729 

Techniques for optical image stabilization using magnetic shape memory actuators


Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for using msm actuators to minimize the consumption of electric power and/or the quantity of components in implementing ois in an image capture device. An apparatus may include a camera pivotally mounted within an endpiece of a casing, the camera including an image capture element to capture an image of an object along a line of sight of the image capture element; an actuator of elongate shape coupled to the camera to exert a mechanical force to pivot the camera about an axis, the elongate shape of the actuator extending into a relatively thin and elongate portion of the casing that is coupled to and extends from the endpiece; and a countering movement component to operate the actuator to pivot the camera about the axis in a countering movement to provide ois to the camera.

03/31/16
20160091359 

System and measuring segment parameters of a human body for recording a body mass index


Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a system and method for measuring segment parameters of a human body for recording a body mass index. The method includes a digital weighing scale configured to measure a weight of specimen and the measured weight of the specimen instantly transmitted to a server along with an identical time, an image capturing unit positioned in a predetermined distance away from the digital weighing scale at a preferred location for capturing an image of the specimen, a face recognition unit triggered by the digital weighing scale for comparing the image captured by the image capturing unit with the predetermined data provided by the specimen, a height strip placed vertically on the digital weighing scale configured to measure a height of the specimen, a body mass index calculating unit configured to calculate a body mass index of the specimen with the weight and the height measured by the digital weighing scale and the height strip and a data repository unit configured to store dynamically the measured data of the specimen..
Cladoop, Inc


03/31/16
20160091332 

Dynamic attraction inference in route recommendations


A set of images that each include a time and a date of image capture, a location of image capture, and a directional bearing of image capture are evaluated. The direction bearing of image capture specifies a direction of image capture relative to the respective location of image capture of each image.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160091312 

Electronic rod reader and field notebook


An electronic rod reader and field notebook is disclosed. In one embodiment, the electronic rod reader and field notebook comprises an image capture device for capturing an image through the eyepiece of an auto-level.
Trimble Navigation Limited


03/31/16
20160090285 

Method in forklift truck for determining a load position in a load rack


The present disclosure relates to a method performed in a forklift truck, for determining a load position in a load rack. The forklift truck includes optical detection means movable with a load carrier.
Bt Products Ab


03/31/16
20160089688 

Substrate treating apparatus and substrate treatment discharging treatment solution from nozzle to substrate


An upper treatment solution nozzle discharges a treatment solution at a treatment position above a substrate. A reference image and a test image are cut out from an image captured after the upper treatment solution nozzle receives an instruction to start discharging the treatment solution.
Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089016 

Fundus photographing apparatus with wavefront compensation and photographing fundus image


A method for photographing a fundus image includes: acquiring photographing condition data on a first captured image being a cell image of a fundus as reference data for follow-up image capture related to the cell image, and storing the photographing condition data; and selecting, based on an operation input from an examiner, reference data for the follow-up image capture from one or more pieces of the reference data stored in advance, and reproducing a photographing condition in accordance with the selected reference data to newly acquire the cell image.. .
Nidek Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089013 

Method and system for fluorescent imaging with background surgical image composed of selective illumination spectra


A surgical site is simultaneously illuminated by less than all the visible color components that make up visible white light, and a fluorescence excitation illumination component by an illuminator in a minimally invasive surgical system. An image capture system acquires an image for each of the visible color components illuminating the surgical site and a fluorescence image, which is excited by the fluorescence excitation component from the illuminator.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088276 

Projection display correcting projection region


A projection display system and a correcting method are provided. The projection display system includes a plurality of projection devices, an image capturing device, a blending device and computing device.
Coretronic Corporation


03/24/16
20160088275 

Projection system and semiconductor integrated circuit


A projection system includes a projection apparatus, at least one image capture apparatus, and an arithmetic apparatus. The projection apparatus projects image light indicating image content and pattern light indicating a pattern image in which projection coordinates defined in a projection coordinate system are coded..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


03/24/16
20160088266 

Automatic image color correciton using an extended imager


A method and apparatus for performing automatic color correction are described. In one embodiment, the apparatus is an image capture apparatus including a lens, an extended imager for capturing an image frame including a scene and a color calibration chart, and a digital image processing unit configured to perform color correction on the captured scene using the captured color calibration chart.
Thomson Licensing


03/24/16
20160088263 

Integrated 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 website archive and review center and/or another internet direct device upon image capture over a communications network.
Alex Is The Best, Llc


03/24/16
20160088219 

Image capture apparatus which controls frame rate based on motion of object, information transmission apparatus, image capture control method, information transmission method, and recording medium


An image capture apparatus 1 includes an image capture unit 16, a first communication unit 20, and an image capture control unit 53. The first communication unit 20 receives data indicating a movement of a predetermined object from a sensor which is attached to the object.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088214 

Compensating angular misalignment in optical image stabilization (ois) systems


Systems and methods for compensating angular misalignment in optical image stabilization (ois) systems are described. In some embodiments, a method may include measuring an angle representing a misalignment between an actuator and an electronic component within a camera; and compensating for the misalignment using a rotation matrix, wherein the rotation matrix is calculated based upon the angle.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/24/16
20160088210 

Photographing control apparatus that controls synchronous photographing by plurality of image capture apparatus


It is possible to perform synchronous photographing promptly and reliably using a plurality of image capture apparatuses. The synchronous communication start processing unit or the test shutter processing unit causes a plurality of image capture apparatuses to perform a rehearsal operation of the synchronous photographing to acquire result information relating to a result from the rehearsal operation from each of the plurality of the image capture apparatuses.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088209 

Synchronous photographing system that controls synchronous photographing by pluraltiy of image capture apparatus


A synchronous photographing system includes an operation terminal that performs a photographing operation; and a plurality of image capture apparatuses that performs synchronous photographing in response to an instruction from the operation terminal, in which, among the plurality of image capture apparatuses, one of a plurality of image capture apparatuses participating in synchronous photographing is set as a main image capture apparatus and other image capture apparatuses are set as sub image capture apparatuses, the main image capture apparatus performs control to perform synchronization of a photographing timing among the plurality of image capture apparatuses participating in synchronous photographing, and the operation terminal performs control to instruct the plurality of image capture apparatuses to perform instruction contents from a user.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160087721 

Information communication method


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


03/24/16
20160086347 

Image processing apparatus which identifies characteristic time points from variations of pixel values in images, image processing method, and recording medium


An image capture apparatus capable of identifying desired time points without using a special device is provided. The image capture apparatus 1 includes a moving image acquiring unit 53, a calculating unit 56, and an identification area analyzing unit 57.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086336 

System and pose estimation


A method includes receiving, from an image capture device, a first image frame of a sequence of image frames. The method also includes estimating, at a processor, a camera pose corresponding to the first image frame by comparing the first image frame to a second image frame.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/24/16
20160086320 

Inspection apparatus


An inspection apparatus capable of preventing a conforming article from being judged as nonconforming when inspecting a molded object for acceptability by performing image processing on an image captured of the inspection object. The apparatus includes a means for positioning a model pattern in a position with a highest degree of agreement by matching the model pattern against the image captured of the inspection object, a model pattern dividing means for dividing the model pattern into a plurality of elements in such a manner as to have mutually overlapping regions, and a shape recognition means for recognizing a shape corresponding to the model pattern by positioning each of the elements divided by the model pattern dividing means in a position with a highest degree of agreement by performing pattern matching within a predetermined range with reference to the position where the model pattern has been positioned on the image..
Bridgestone Corporation


03/24/16
20160086221 

Purchase incentive delivery system and method


A system and method for augmenting a consumers purchase decision by automatically collecting purchase incentive data and/or other product information and by having the incentives and other information automatically available to the consumer at the time of purchase. A mobile digital device, such as a tablet or smartphone, is enabled with an app for storing inaudible purchase incentive data and/or other product information embedded in selected broadcast content.

03/24/16
20160086025 

Pose tracker with multi threaded architecture


Tracking pose of an articulated entity from image data is described, for example, to control a game system, natural user interface or for augmented reality. In various examples a plurality of threads execute on a parallel computing unit, each thread processing data from an individual frame of a plurality of frames of image data captured by an image capture device.
Microsoft Corporation


03/24/16
20160085872 

Suggesting media content based on an image capture


A method and/or system for suggesting media content based on an image capture may include receiving, from an electronic device, a request for recommendations based on an image capture, wherein the request comprises data associated with the image capture. One or more search objects may be determined based on an analysis of the request.
Google Inc.


03/24/16
20160085299 

Facilitating dynamic eye torsion-based eye tracking on computing devices


A mechanism is described for facilitating eye torsion-based accurate eye tracking on computing devices according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes determining a head pose representing a tilt of a head of a person in an image captured by a capturing device of one or more capturing/sensing device.

03/24/16
20160081648 

Image analysis device, image analysis method, and program


In an image analysis device, an image analysis method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium, it is determined whether a radiographic image is captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid. The image analysis device includes: a radiographic image acquisition section; a dosage data acquisition section that acquires dosage data indicating, in a time-series manner, a dosage of radiation rays exposed to a specific position in an imaging area in a specific period; and a determining section that determines whether the dosage data has a first feature indicating a dosage variation as a plurality of radiation absorbing bodies and a radiation transmitting body disposed between adjacent radiation absorbing bodies pass through a space between the specific position and a radiation source, and determines that the radiographic image corresponding to the dosage data determined to have the first feature is a rocking grid use image captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid..
Fujifilm Corporation


03/24/16
20160081548 

Ophthalmoscope device


An ophthalmoscope device includes a support structure, an image capture device, and a display device. The support structure is configured to be worn by a subject.
Welch Allyn, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080705 

Systems and methods for integrated auto-triggering image capture of enclosure interiors


The present invention provides an enclosure having an entry barrier with an integrated auto-triggering image capture system. The enclosure includes an enclosure body, an entry barrier coupled to the enclosure body, and an integrated image capture system with an activator and an image sensor.
Cooler Iot, Llc


03/17/16
20160080672 

Preparation of image capture device in response to pre-image-capture signal


Embodiments may be implemented by a computing device, such as a head-mountable display or mobile phone, in order to pre-emptively warm up the device's camera, when it is probable that a user will be taking a photo. An illustrative method involves a computing device (a) receiving sensor data from one or more sensors associated with the computing device, wherein the computing device comprises an image-capture device, (b) analyzing the sensor data to detect at least one pre-image-capture signal, wherein the at least one pre-image-capture signal indicates a subsequent image-capture signal is likely to be received, and (c) in response to detecting the at least one pre-image-capture signal, causing the computing device to initiate an image-capture preparation process that prepares the image-capture device to capture an image..
Google Inc.


03/17/16
20160080643 

Client terminal, display control method, program, and system


[solution] the client terminal includes a candidate display control unit configured to control a candidate for a reference captured image to be displayed on a display unit, the reference captured image being retrieved based on a preliminary captured image obtained by preliminary image capture in an imaging unit and being referred to during actual image capture, and a detailed information output control unit configured to control detailed information to be output, the detailed information being attached to a reference captured image selected from among the displayed candidates for the reference captured image.. .

03/17/16
20160080640 

Image monitoring system and image monitoring program


Disclosed herein is an image monitoring system including: a camera connected to a network; display means for displaying an image captured by the camera; and display control means for controlling display such that, in displaying images by the display means, an image is displayed in a window having a predetermined layout; wherein the display control means presets an allocation database containing a correlation between the window having a predetermined layout and a camera identification code and, when the camera is connected to the network, automatically sets a correlation between the camera identification code in the allocation database and the camera, thereby controlling image display into the window on the basis of the allocation database.. .
Sony Corporation


03/17/16
20160080639 

Mobile terminal and control method thereof


A mobile terminal including a display unit; a camera configured to capture an image; and a controller configured to control the camera to capture a plurality of images in response to an image capture request, and generate an image including a focused particular graphic object and at least some out of focus portions excluding the focused particular graphic object by combining at least two of the plurality of images.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


03/17/16
20160080637 

Calibration method, non-transitory recording medium, and calibration device


A calibration method includes acquiring a first image captured by an imaging device including a wide angle lens, extracting a part of the first image, and calibrating a parameter of the imaging device based on the part of the first image. A pattern surface, a first mirror surface provided on a first surface, and a second mirror surface provided on a second surface are projected to the first image.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/17/16
20160080635 

Image capture controlling the same


The accuracy of focus detection of a phase-difference detection type using a signal obtained from a focus detection pixel is improved. A defocus amount of an imaging optical system is computed based on an image signal obtained from an image sensor.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/17/16
20160080625 

Substance detection device


A substance detection device includes an illuminator that illuminates a monitoring range with light at a first wavelength and light at a second wavelength at different timings, an image capturer that obtains a first actual image by capturing an image of the monitoring range which is illuminated by the light at the first wavelength and obtains a second actual image by capturing an image of the monitoring range which is illuminated by the light at the second wavelength, and an image processor that acquires a difference in lightness of corresponding pixels between the first actual image and the second actual image that are obtained by the image capturer, compares the acquired difference in lightness of the corresponding pixels with a reference value, and detects a specific substance that is present in the monitoring range based on a result of the comparison.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160080624 

Image capturing apparatus and control the same


An image capturing apparatus comprises an image capture unit, a setting unit configured to set a sensitivity serving as a setting for shooting using the image capture unit, and a selection unit configured to be able to select one of a first selection method capable of selecting a sensitivity from out of a plurality of sensitivities at a first numerical value increment, and a second selection method capable of selecting a sensitivity from out of a plurality of sensitivities at a second numerical value increment, as a method for selecting the sensitivity, the second numerical value being smaller than the first numerical value. Options selectable with the first selection method include a predetermined sensitivity that does not correspond to the first numerical value increment and is selectable with the second selection method..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/17/16
20160080615 

Modular multifunctional bio-recognition lighting device


A modular multifunctional bio-recognition lighting device includes an led module having multiple operation modes and an image capture module for video recording, which are arranged in an interior of a housing. The led module supplies continuous illumination, air quality indication, and flashing light alarming.

03/17/16
20160080610 

Image capturing device, color measurement apparatus, and image forming apparatus


An image capturing device includes: a two-dimensional image sensor that captures an image of a predetermined image capture area including a subject; a light source that illuminates the image capture area; and a light blocking member that blocks light traveling from the light source toward a specular reflection position, the specular reflection position being a position that is in the image capture area and where, if light travels from the light source, the light would be specularly reflected to the two-dimensional sensor. The light blocking member is arranged outside the image capture area..

03/17/16
20160078298 

Surveillance method and camera system using the same


A surveillance method is utilized in a camera system, wherein the camera system comprises a display device, a controller, a first camera disposed fixedly on a base of the camera system and constantly facing toward a first direction, and at least a second camera disposed on the base and controlled by the controller to rotate around the first camera. The surveillance method comprises the display device displaying a wide-angle image captured by the first camera; the controller receiving at least a directional instruction corresponding to at least a specific part of the wide-angle image; and the controller generating a plurality of control signals to steer the at least a second camera toward at least a second direction according to the at least a directional instruction..
Geovision Inc.


03/17/16
20160078059 

Mobile device, image reproducing device and server for providing relevant information about image captured by image reproducing device, and method thereof


A method executed by a server to provide a mobile device with relevant information about an object in a captured image received from an image reproducing device, the method including: receiving, from the image reproducing device, an image captured by the image reproducing device; receiving, from the mobile device, information corresponding to an application usage history of the mobile device; searching, based on the application usage history, for the relevant information about the object in the captured image; and transmitting to the mobile device the relevant information found based on the searching.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077781 

Terminal apparatus and operation designation method


A terminal apparatus includes a position determination unit for determining a position of the terminal apparatus; an imaging unit for capturing an image; a direction determination unit for determining an imaging direction of the imaging unit; an identification unit for identifying an input/output apparatus captured by the imaging unit based on position information of the input/output apparatus, the position of the terminal apparatus, and the imaging direction of the imaging unit; an operation unit for accepting an operation of a user with respect to the image captured by the imaging unit including an image of the input/output apparatus displayed by a display unit; and a request processing unit for making a request to the input/output apparatus for an operation to be performed by the input/output apparatus based on the operation of the user with respect to the image captured by the imaging unit including the input/output apparatus.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077722 

Rotatable object system for visual communication and analysis


Visually defining terminology in a paragraph by invoking a multi-media viewer to rotate a subject-object and zoom-in on the associated feature in response to clicking on the terminology; higher resolution, or a different image capture technique is then overlaid. Viewer re-positions near terminology clicked.

03/17/16
20160077245 

Light reflector


A light modifier that can be used in image capture is described. The light modifier has a planar body having a first surface and a second surface.

03/17/16
20160074735 

Sports simulation system


A sports simulation system (100) comprises at least two imaging devices (128) capturing images of a projectile tracking region disposed in front of a display surface (124) from different vantages to detect a launched projectile traveling through the projectile tracking region towards the display surface; a projectile spin sensing unit (105) capturing images of a region at least partially overlapping with the projectile tracking region, each captured image comprising a projectile trail representing a travel path of the projectile when a projectile is present in the region during image capture; and at least one processing stage (104) receiving data from the imaging devices (128) and the projectile spin sensing unit (105) and determining the three-dimensional positions, velocity, acceleration and spin of a detected launched projectile traveling through the projectile tracking region, the three-dimensional positions, velocity, acceleration and spin being used by the at least one processing stage to calculate a trajectory of the launched projectile into a presented sports scene.. .
Interactive Sports Technologies Inc.


03/10/16
20160073095 

Still-image extracting method and image processing device for implementing the same


A still-image extracting method is disclosed. Frames of an object are extracted as still images from a moving image stream chronologically continuously captured by a camera.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160073092 

Image calibration system and calibration a stereo camera


A calibration method of a stereo camera includes transmitting a group of system parameters of the stereo camera to a server; downloading calibration pattern corresponding to the group of system parameters from the server; calculating a plurality of camera calibration parameters corresponding to the stereo camera according to the calibration pattern; and executing an image rectification operation on a left eye image capture unit and a right eye image capture unit of the stereo camera according to the plurality of camera calibration parameters, respectively.. .
Etron Technology, Inc.


03/10/16
20160073087 

Augmenting a digital image with distance data derived based on acoustic range information


Methods, devices and program products are provided that capture image data at an image capture device for a scene, collect acoustic data indicative of a distance between the image capture device and an object in the scene, designate a range in connection with the object based on the acoustic data, and combine a portion of the image data related to the object with the range to form a 3d image data set. The device comprises a processor, a digital camera, a data collector, and a local storage medium storing program instructions accessible by the processor.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


03/10/16
20160073083 

Image encoding method and image encoding apparatus


An image encoding method for an encoding system includes receiving a first image captured by a main camera and a second image captured by a sub camera provided in the same plane; comparing pixel values of pixels at first coordinates of each of the first and second images to obtain a first difference value; determining the first coordinates are in surface or back region in case of the first difference value is not more than or more than a first threshold value; pixel-shifting the second image by a first shift amount; and comparing the pixel value at the first coordinates of the first image with that of the second image after the pixel shift to obtain a second difference value, determining whether the first coordinates are in the surface or back region based on the second difference value, and recording into a second frame different from the first frame.. .
Socionext Inc.


03/10/16
20160073076 

Saturated pixel recovery in light-field images


According to various embodiments, the system and method disclosed herein process light-field image data so as to mitigate or remove the effects of pixel saturation in light-field images. A light-field image may be captured with a light-field image capture device with a microlens array.
Lytro, Inc.


03/10/16
20160073045 

Image capture with addition of accumulation signals for adjacent photodetectors


An image capture instrument implements an addition of accumulation signals for photodetectors which are adjacent within a row of photodetectors. Segments are defined in the row with one and the same common length of segment, while being progressively offset by an offset length which is constant.
Airbus Defence And Space Sas


03/10/16
20160073041 

Illumination apparatus


One example discloses an illumination apparatus, including: a first illumination source, having a pulsed illumination output structure; and a capture sensor, having an image capture structure synchronized with and responsive to reflection signals generated by the pulsed illumination output signal structure. Another example discloses an article of manufacture including at least one non-transitory, tangible machine readable storage medium containing executable machine instructions for illumination which include: transmitting a first pulsed illumination signal from a first illumination source; capturing an image; and synchronizing the transmitting and capturing with a synchronization trigger..
Nxp B.v.


03/10/16
20160073040 

Method for image segmentation


An image segment method is provided in this disclosure. The method is suitable for an electronic apparatus including a first camera and a motion sensor.
Htc Corporation


03/10/16
20160073036 

Automatic image capture during preview and image recommendation


Techniques and implementations related to automatic image capture during preview, as well as recommendation of images, are described. A method for operating an electronic apparatus may involve receiving a stream of one or more preview images in a preview mode of the electronic apparatus.
Mediatek Inc.


03/10/16
20160073031 

In-vehicle display device


One embodiment of an in-vehicle display device includes: a display unit that includes a transparent display part and a low-transmissivity display part, and that changes an area ratio of an area of the low-transmissivity display part to an area of the transparent display part; an image capturing unit that captures a space around the vehicle as an image; and a first display control unit configured to control the display unit such that the area ratio is increased when a predetermined condition is satisfied as compared to when the predetermined condition is not satisfied, and the image captured by the image capturing unit is displayed in the low-transmissivity display part after the area ratio has been increased.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


03/10/16
20160072985 

System and preparing a pharmaceutical compound


A system for preparing a pharmaceutical compound comprises: a computing device comprising a user interface providing an operator with instructions for preparing the pharmaceutical compound and at least one processor operatively connected to the user interface; a scale operatively connected to the at least one processor; and an image capture device operatively connected to the at least one processor and the scale and positioned to capture an image of at least one of a component used in preparing the pharmaceutical compound and the pharmaceutical compound.. .
Becton, Dickinson And Company


03/10/16
20160071276 

System and determining geo-location(s) in images


Determining gps coordinates of some image point(s) positions in at least two images using a processor configured by program instructions. Receiving position information of some of the positions where an image capture device captured an image.
Cognitech, Inc.


03/10/16
20160071265 

Enhanced platen for pharmaceutical compounding


A system for preparing and administering a prescribed fluidic pharmaceutical compound, such as a chemotherapy compound, includes a scale having a platen. The scale is in communication with a user display for displaying an output of the scale.
Becton, Dickinson And Company


03/10/16
20160070977 

Device and the classification of a food item of an organic or irregular structure


An apparatus for classifying a food item of organic or irregular structure includes an image capture unit, a data input unit, and a data output unit. An evaluation unit is connected to said image capture unit, to said data input unit and to said data output unit.
Csb-system Ag


03/10/16
20160070960 

Image processing apparatus


Provided is an image processing apparatus which is connected to and accessible to a database storing a plurality of pieces of previously prepared reference data, and which stores at least one piece of individual data having an image captured by the user in association with the information regarding the food/beverage contained in the captured image. The image processing apparatus compares information of the food/beverage in the captured image with the reference data stored in the database and the individual data, and acquires the food/beverage information included in the reference data together with the reference image similar to the captured image, the food/beverage information associated with the captured image in the individual data, or the food/beverage information in the reference data or the individual data including the food/beverage information relating to the captured image..
The University Of Tokyo


03/10/16
20160070959 

Display system with imaging unit, display apparatus and display method


According to one embodiment, a display system includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a predetermined area; a determination unit configured to determine a number of persons existing in the area, based on the image captured by the imaging unit; and a selection unit configured to select, in accordance with a determination result in the determination unit, corresponding content data from among a plurality of content data.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160070343 

Information processing method and electronic device


An information processing method is disclosed. The method comprises determining whether a head-mounted electronic device has changed from a first position to a second position, wherein the head-mounted electronic device comprises an image capture unit and a display unit for displaying a virtual scene; and capturing an image of an environment where a user of the head-mounted electronic device is located by using the image capture unit of the head-mounted electronic device and displaying the image, or a part thereof, via the display unit of the head-mounted electronic device for viewing by the user.
Lenovo (beijing) Limited


03/10/16
20160070156 

Collapsible extension along with image capture device and case incorporating the same


An image capture device case comprising a cover and a collapsible extension coupled to the cover. The cover comprises a cover panel, a surrounding sidewall extending from the cover panel to form a device opening to receive an image capture device, and a recessed region formed in the cover panel opposite the device opening.

03/10/16
20160070155 

Collapsible extension along with image capture device and case incorporating the same


An image capture device case including a cover and a cover insert is disclosed. The cover includes a cover panel and a sidewall extending from the cover panel to form an insert opening to receive the cover insert.

03/10/16
20160069856 

System and monitoring a fluid


System (18, 28) for inspecting oil, which comprises a cell (280) through which oil (281) flows through a pipe. Inside said cell (280) the system comprises a lighting system (284) based on at least one led diode and configured to supply a beam of white light to the flow of oil (281); a diffuser (286) situated between the lighting system (284) and the flow of oil (281), configured to provide homogeneous lighting to the lit area; an image capture system (282, 382) situated on the opposite side of the pipe through which the oil (281) flows in respect of the lighting system (284) and configured to capture a sequence of images of the oil which flows inside said pipe; a lens (283) situated between the image capture system (282) and the flow of oil (281), configured to focus the captured images; a calibration device (287) situated between the lens (283) and the flow of oil (281); a processor (2851) configured to process said sequence of images and to determine the presence of particles and bubbles and a degradation value of the oil..
Atten2 Advanced Monitoring Technologies S.l.u.


03/10/16
20160069827 

X-ray fluorescence analyzer and measurement position adjusting method therefore


An x-ray fluorescence analyzer is provided with: a sample stage on which a sample subjected to an analysis is mounted; an x-ray source configured to irradiate the sample with primary x-rays; a detector configured to detect fluorescent x-rays emitted from the sample irradiated with the primary x-rays; an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a predetermined field-of-view area on the sample stage; a display unit configured to display the field-of-view area of the image captured by the imaging unit; and a pointer irradiation unit configured to irradiate the sample stage with a visible light at an irradiation position within an area that is outside the field-of-view area and near the field-of-view area.. .
Hitachi High-tech Science Corporation


03/10/16
20160069779 

Device and monitoring and calibrating a device for measuring the profile depth of a tyre


A device for measuring the profile of the tread of a tyre (12) comprises: a running surface (16), which is provided for the tyre (12) to roll on and in which at least one measurement slot (14) is formed; at least one illumination apparatus (4), which is formed and arranged in such a manner that during operation it projects a plurality of light lines (6) through the measurement slot (14) onto the profile to be measured; and at least one image capture apparatus (18), which is formed to capture at least one image of at least one region of the profile to be measured. At least one monitoring and calibration device (22) is formed at at least one measurement slot (14), said monitoring and calibration device having at least one channel-shaped depression (24), which faces the illumination apparatus (4).
Robert Bosch Gmbh


03/10/16
20160069743 

Spectral imaging system for remote and noninvasive detection of target substances using spectral filter arrays and image capture arrays


An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance.
Innopix, Inc.


03/10/16
20160069742 

Miniature spectrometer and assembling the same


A miniature spectrometer comprises an input port, an image capture unit, a miniature diffraction optical grating, an optical grating accommodation slot, a cushion, and an affixing plate. The miniature spectrometer may further comprise a waveguide device, and the optical grating accommodation slot is positioned in a space defined by an opening of the waveguide device.
Oto Photonics Inc.


03/10/16
20160069669 

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium


To measure a three-dimensional shape of a measurement target object at high speed, an information processing method includes acquiring a captured image captured by an imaging apparatus in a state where a pattern is projected onto the measurement target object, the pattern including a plurality of lines, identification information arranged on or between the lines to identify the lines, and a feature arranged between a plurality of the lines, identifying each line included in the captured image by acquiring a correspondence between each line included in the projected pattern and each line included in the captured image, determining a second region in the pattern corresponding to a first region between the lines in the captured image, and deriving a distance of the measurement target object by acquiring a correspondence between the first region and the determined second region.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/10/16
20160066783 

Ophthalmoscope system for enhanced image capture


A system may comprise an ophthalmoscope having a proximal end, a distal end, and a body portion with a light receptacle. The system may include a control assembly having a first side with a coupler configured to engage the proximal end of the ophthalmoscope and an extension arm configured to engage the body portion of the ophthalmoscope.
Eyenez, Llc


03/10/16
20160066773 

Side looking minimally invasive surgery instrument assembly


A surgical instrument is inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instrument exits at an intermediate position of the guide tube and is oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide tube's longitudinal axis as it exits.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


03/03/16
20160065941 

Three-dimensional image capturing apparatus and storage medium storing three-dimensional image capturing program


The three-dimensional image capturing apparatus includes an image capturer performing image capturing to produce parallax images, an extractor extracting an object included in the parallax images, a first determiner determining whether the parallax images allow three-dimensional image fusion by an observer observing the parallax images, by using determination-purpose information on one of a parallax amount of the object between the parallax images and a distance to the object at the image capturing and a fusional limit, a second determiner determining a three-dimensional effect of the object in the observation of the parallax images, by using the determination-purpose information and a lowest allowable parallax value that is a lower limit of the parallax amount allowing the observer to feel the three-dimensional effect, and a controller controlling an image capturing parameter in the image capturer depending on determination results by the first and the second determiners.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160065903 

Method and system for providing at least one image captured by a scene camera of a vehicle


The present disclosure relates to a method of providing at least one image of at least one real object captured by at least one scene camera of a plurality of scene cameras mounted on a vehicle. The method includes: providing camera poses of respective scene cameras of the plurality of scene cameras relative to a reference coordinate system associated with the vehicle, providing user attention data related to a user captured by an information capturing device, providing at least one attention direction relative to the reference coordinate system from the user attention data, determining at least one of the scene cameras among the plurality of scene cameras according to the at least one attention direction and the respective camera pose of the at least one of the scene cameras, and providing at least one image of at least one real object captured by the at least one of the scene cameras..
Metaio Gmbh


03/03/16
20160065902 

Hybrid active and passive people metering for audience measurement


Hybrid active and passive people metering for audience measurement is disclosed. Example audience identification methods disclosed herein include detecting a trigger signal output from a media device meter.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


03/03/16
20160065844 

Camera and control method thereof


A camera and a control method thereof are provided. The camera includes a lens, one or more operation units, an image sensor, a thermal sensor, and a control unit.
Vivotek Inc.


03/03/16
20160065841 

Electronic device and image capture method thereof


An electronic device and an image capture method thereof are disclosed herein. The image capture method is suitable for an electronic apparatus including an image capture unit.
Htc Corporation


03/03/16
20160065835 

Focus-detection device, controlling the same, and image capture apparatus


Disclosed is a focus-detection device capable of performing phase-difference detection type focus detection using outputs of an image sensor, and a method for controlling the same. Phase differences between image signals each of which based on a light beam that has passed through different partial regions of an exit pupil of an imaging optical system, and an image signal based on a light beam that has passed through the entire region of the exit pupil is detected.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160065827 

Remote camera user interface


At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, a remote camera control user interface may be displayed. In some examples, a user may provide input through a gesture at a location corresponding to the touch-sensitive display and/or through a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism to control a camera of an external device.
Apple Inc.


03/03/16
20160065819 

Method and directing data capture devices in a mobile unit with a single operation


In a single operation executed by a mobile device, operation is executed on at least two data capture devices housed in the mobile device with a single trigger operation. The mobile device receives information captured by at least one of a first data capture device and a second data capture device; instructs adjustment of the other of the first data capture device and the second data capture device based on the received information and receives information captured by at least one of the first data capture device and the second data capture device subsequent to the adjustment.
Symbol Technologies, Inc.


03/03/16
20160065810 

Image capturing device with multiple lenses


An image capture device includes a base, a zoom module, a wide-angle module, and a telemeter module. The wide-angle module captures a background image.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.


03/03/16
20160065798 

Image capture constructing a three dimensional map of a target object


The image capture apparatus includes an outer stationary support structure and an inner rotatable frame which rotates around a vertical rotation axis relative to a target object. An image capture device, such as a camera, is provided on the rotatable frame to capture an image or other data relating to the target object.
Zaybu Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065796 

Vehicle camera assembly


A vehicle includes a vehicle body structure and a video camera assembly. The video camera assembly includes a base member, a video camera, a video display and an image processor.
Nissan North America, Inc.






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