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Electronic device and method for analyzing image noise

Image capture methods and systems

Gesture responsive image capture control and/or operation on image

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
07/24/14
20140206936
 Side looking minimally invasive surgery instrument assembly patent thumbnailSide looking minimally invasive surgery instrument assembly
Two surgical instruments are inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instruments exit at an intermediate position of the guide tube and are oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide tube's longitudinal axis as they exit.
07/24/14
20140205178
 Electronic device and method for analyzing image noise patent thumbnailElectronic device and method for analyzing image noise
Analyzation of image noise using an electronic device. The electronic device and method operating thereon can obtain an initial image captured by an image capturing device of an image measuring machine using an image capturing card of the electronic device when a lighting device of the image measuring machine is shut down, and magnifies an initial gray value of each pixel in the initial image to obtain an updated image.
07/24/14
20140204263
 Image capture methods and systems patent thumbnailImage capture methods and systems
Image capture methods and systems are provided. A definition of a specific region in a preview area is received.
07/24/14
20140204247
 Gesture responsive image capture control and/or operation on image patent thumbnailGesture responsive image capture control and/or operation on image
Methods, apparatuses and storage medium associated with controlling capture of images and/or processing captured images are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a storage medium may include instructions configured to enable a device having an image capture component, in response to execution of the instructions by the device, to enable the device to provide one or more sendees to control the image capture component responsive to a gesture, to perform a post-capture processing operation on an image captured by the image capture component responsive to the gesture, or to do both.
07/24/14
20140204245
 Apparatus for adjusting image capture settings patent thumbnailApparatus for adjusting image capture settings
A device and method are provided for adjusting image capture settings. In one implementation, a wearable apparatus may include at least one wearable image sensor configured to capture a plurality of images from an environment of a user.
07/24/14
20140204243
 Imaging apparatus which performs development processing on captured image patent thumbnailImaging apparatus which performs development processing on captured image
In an imaging apparatus of the present invention, when an instruction to perform image capturing is made during a monitoring operation of waiting for an image capture instruction while causing a live view image to be displayed, development processing for generating a recording image for recording from a raw image captured by an image pickup element is started, and continuously performed concurrently with the monitoring operation. Then, after the development processing performed concurrently with the monitoring operation is completed, the recording image obtained by the development processing is recorded.
07/24/14
20140204239
 Colour calibration method for an image capture device patent thumbnailColour calibration method for an image capture device
A method for providing a mapping from apparent colour to actual colour for an image capture device including capturing an image of a reference colour chart having a plurality of colour patches using the image capture device, wherein each colour patch has an associated reference colour, measuring the apparent colour of the plurality of colour patches in the captured image, selecting a plurality of control points representing different hue values within a circular hue space, determining an angular offset for each control point such that the distance between a transformed apparent colour and the reference colour for each colour patch is minimised, the angular offset representing a hue correction, wherein interpolation of the angular offsets for the control points provides a mapping from apparent colour to actual colour for the image capture device.. .
07/24/14
20140204226
 Image capture device patent thumbnailImage capture device
An exemplary image capture device 100 includes: an image capturing section 270 configured to generate an image based on a subject image formed; a first sensor 260 configured to detect acceleration of gravity on the device 100 itself to output a first detection signal; a second sensor 250 configured to detect a variation in the device's own attitude to output a second detection signal; and a processor 290 configured to calculate a first magnitude of correction based on a frequency component in the first detection signal, which is equal to or lower than a first frequency, configured to calculate a second magnitude of correction based on a frequency component in the second detection signal, which is equal to or higher than a second frequency, and configured to correct, based on the calculated first and second magnitudes of correction, tilt of at least one of the subject image and the image.. .
07/24/14
20140204110
 Brightness measurement method and brightness adjustment device for display elements patent thumbnailBrightness measurement method and brightness adjustment device for display elements
In a state in which a reference light source emits light, display elements of a display device are caused to light up in each of lighting patterns for causing any adjacent display elements not to light up simultaneously. A captured image acquirer acquires image data about an image captured in each of the lighting patterns, a display element position calculator determines the position of each of the display elements and the position of the reference light source on each of the images, a display element brightness calculator calculates brightnesses from the pixel values at the determined positions, a relative brightness calculator calculates a relative brightness of each of the display elements with respect to the brightness of the reference light source, and a display element output coefficient calculator calculates coefficients for making the brightnesses of the display elements uniform..
07/24/14
20140204083
 Systems and methods for real-time distortion processing patent thumbnailSystems and methods for real-time distortion processing
Image data may be processed using graphics processing resources of a computing device. The processing may comprise resolving distortion in the image data using the graphics processing resources, which may comprise determining a distortion compensation model corresponding to the image data, and configuring the graphics processing resources to transform the image data in accordance with the distortion compensation model.
07/17/14
20140200460
Real-time physiological characteristic detection based on reflected components of light
Embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable/mobile computing devices configured to facilitate health and wellness monitoring and maintenance. More specifically, disclosed are systems, components and methods to detect physiological characteristics, such as heart rate, of an organism in real-time based on components of light.
07/17/14
20140199651
Oral care apparatus applied to the removal of dental plaque
An oral care apparatus includes: a care member; an orientation detection unit; an area estimation unit; a light source that emits light having a predetermined wavelength to which plaque reacts; a photoelectric conversion unit that receives light and converts the received light into an electric signal; an image capture unit that causes the light source to irradiate the care area with light, and that obtains image data, based on the electric signal of light reflected from the care area that is converted by the photoelectric conversion unit; a plaque detection unit for detecting an amount of plaque in the care area, based on the image data obtained by the image capture unit; and a storage unit for storing, in a memory, the care area estimated by the area estimation unit and the amount of plaque in the care area detected by the plaque detection unit in association with each other.. .
07/17/14
20140198974
Semiconductor device defect inspection method and system thereof
Provided are a semiconductor device defect inspection method and system thereof, with which predetermined hot spots are inspected using a sem, and with which the frequency of defects occurring at the hot spot is estimated statistically and with reliability. An inspection point is designated in design data by the defect type.
07/17/14
20140198962
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium
In order to reduce limitations on an arrangement of a posture visualization system as a whole, a posture recognition unit recognizes, based on image data of a real space captured by an image capture unit from a predetermined viewpoint, a posture of an object in the image data of the real space. A posture visualization viewpoint setting unit sets a viewpoint different from the predetermined viewpoint.
07/17/14
20140198353
Imaging device
A portable, thin, flexible, scan-less image capture device with low energy requirement and no moving parts.. .
07/17/14
20140198238
Red-eye filter method and apparatus
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upon a comparison of the captured image and a reference image of nominally the same scene taken without flash. In the embodiment the reference image is a preview image of lower pixel resolution than the captured image, the filter matching the pixel resolutions of the captured and reference images by up-sampling the preview image and/or sub-sampling the captured image.
07/17/14
20140198235
Transmission device, transmission method, and record medium
A transmission device includes first capturing means; second capturing means; extracting means that extracts a predetermined image from an image captured by the second capturing means; synthesizing means that synthesizes an image captured by the first capturing means with the predetermined image extracted by the extracting means to generate a synthesized image; and transmission means that transmits the synthesized image.. .
07/17/14
20140198228
Combination apparatus and operating method thereof
A combination apparatus and an operating method thereof are provided. The combination apparatus includes a first device, a second device and a connecting mechanism.
07/17/14
20140198223
Camera module testing device
A camera module testing device for detecting light leakage in relation to a camera module includes a base, a first fixing plate, a second fixing plate, a movable element, a stepping motor, a sliding table, a support mechanism, a board and a power supply module, and a processing unit. The movable element includes a first movable plate, a second movable plate, and a third movable plate.
07/17/14
20140198221
Image capture device calibration
A three-dimensional coordinate position of a calibration device is determined. Further, a code is emitted to an image capture device.
07/17/14
20140198215
Multiple camera systems with user selectable field of view and methods for their operation
Embodiments of a system include a hub, a plurality of image capture devices, and one or more user terminals. The hub is adapted to receive images from the image capture devices, receive a request from a user terminal to provide images having desired characteristics, select images from the received images corresponding to the images having the desired characteristics, and send the selected images to the user terminal.
07/17/14
20140198211
System for detecting image abnormalities
An image capture system for capturing images of an object, the image capture system comprising a moving platform such as an airplane, one or more image capture devices mounted to the moving platform, and a detection computer. The image capture device has a sensor for capturing an image.
07/17/14
20140198188
Image processing device, method and recording medium, stereoscopic image capture device, portable electronic apparatus, printer, and stereoscopic image player device
An image processing method includes: acquiring a first image and second image with a parallax, calculating a parallax indicating a shift amount of a corresponding pixel of the second image with respect to each pixel of the first image, deciding an image processing coefficient to perform edge emphasis or edge correction based on the parallax with respect to every image processing target pixel of the first image and the second image, and performing image processing on the first image and the second image using the image processing coefficient.. .
07/17/14
20140198187
Camera with plenoptic lens
An image capture device includes a lens that receives light. Further, the image capture device includes an optical beam splitter that receives the light from the lens.
07/17/14
20140198184
Stereo assist with rolling shutters
An imaging system for a vehicle may include a first image capture device having a first field of view and configured to acquire a first image relative to a scene associated with the vehicle, the first image being acquired as a first series of image scan lines captured using a rolling shutter. The imaging system may also include a second image capture device having a second field of view different from the first field of view and that at least partially overlaps the first field of view, the second image capture device being configured to acquire a second image relative to the scene associated with the vehicle, the second image being acquired as a second series of image scan lines captured using a rolling shutter.
07/10/14
20140195915
Imaging 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.. .


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