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04/17/14
20140106989
 Image capture for large analyte arrays patent thumbnailnew patent Image capture for large analyte arrays
Analyte arrays such as solutes in a slab-shaped gel following electrophoresis, and particularly arrays that are in excess of 3 cm square and up to 25 cm square and higher, are imaged at distances of 5 cm or less by either forming sub-images of the entire array and stitching together the sub-images by computer-based stitching technology, or by using an array of thin-film photoresponsive elements that is coextensive with the analyte array to form a single image of the array.. .
04/17/14
20140106739
 System and method for managing images over a communication network patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for managing images over a communication network
A cellular transmission device includes an image capture device, a display, a selection mechanism, and a processor. The device also includes a memory in which at least one still image captured by the image capture device is stores; and a cellular transceiver coupled to an antenna; wherein the processor is configured to cause the display of at least one still image stored in the memory on the display; cause the display of a transmission selection menu on the display in response to operation of the selection mechanism; thereby enabling selection of a plurality of receiver units from the selection menu to receive the at least one displayed still image; and cause the transmission of the at least one display still image by the cellular transceiver for receipt by each selected receiver unit..
04/17/14
20140105492
 Detecting recurring events in consumer image collections patent thumbnailnew patent Detecting recurring events in consumer image collections
A method of detecting recurring events in a digital image collection taken over a pre-determined period of time is disclosed. The method uses a processor for analyzing the digital image collection to produce a two-dimensional representation of the distribution of image capture activity over time and detecting recurring events by identifying spatial clusters in the two-dimensional representation..
04/17/14
20140104631
 Power-supply control device, image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and power-supply control method patent thumbnailnew patent Power-supply control device, image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and power-supply control method
A power-supply control device includes a changing unit, a monitoring unit, a commanding unit, an imaging unit, and an individual recognition unit. The changing unit changes an operation mode of a controlled subject to a power supply mode or a power cutoff mode.
04/17/14
20140104630
 Power supply control apparatus, image processing apparatus, power supply control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium patent thumbnailnew patent Power supply control apparatus, image processing apparatus, power supply control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
A power supply control apparatus includes a transition unit, a detector, an image capturing unit, a command unit, and an identity recognition unit. The transition unit shifts a state of a control target to a power supply state or to a power shutoff state.
04/17/14
20140104571
 Ophthalmologic imaging method, imaging apparatus, and non-transitory tangible medium patent thumbnailnew patent Ophthalmologic imaging method, imaging apparatus, and non-transitory tangible medium
In order to perform observation and imaging by the same image capture unit, an ophthalmologic imaging method includes illuminating a fundus of an eye to be inspected with light having a first wavelength, guiding return light from the fundus to an image capture unit through a focus lens so as to obtain an in-focus position of the focus lens in accordance with the light having the first wavelength, illuminating the fundus with light having a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, and guiding return light from the fundus to the image capture unit through the focus lens so as to obtain an image of the fundus. The focus lens is moved to an in-focus position for the light having the second wavelength based on a wavelength difference between the light having the first wavelength and the light having the second wavelength..
04/17/14
20140104490
 Image capture device patent thumbnailnew patent Image capture device
An image capture device including a housing, a first lens unit, a second lens unit, an image sensing element, and a beam spliter is provided. The housing includes a body, a first lens barrel, and a second lens barrel.
04/17/14
20140104485
 Imaging apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image, a subject detector configured to detect a subject from the image captured by the imaging unit, a setting unit configured to set, in accordance with a change of a position of the subject detected by the subject detector, an image region to be focused on for the changed position of the subject, a focus unit configured to perform a focus operation to the subject included in the set image region, and a controller configured to control a speed of the focus operation according to a moving speed of the subject detected by the subject detector.. .
04/17/14
20140104476
 Imaging apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus whose posture is easily adjustable is provided. The imaging apparatus is configured to include an inclination detector detecting a degree of inclination of one of the imaging apparatus and an image captured by the imaging apparatus relative to a horizontal direction orthogonal to a direction of gravity; a display unit; a first inclination indicator unit allowing the display unit to display an indicator to indicate the degree of inclination according to a detection result from the inclination detector; a second inclination indicator unit notifying via sound according to a detection result from the inclination detector that the degree of inclination is over a predetermined value; and a selector unit allowing at least one of the first and second inclination indicator units to operate..
04/17/14
20140104450
 System and method for optimizing image quality in a digital camera patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for optimizing image quality in a digital camera
A digital camera includes an image optimization engine configured to generate an optimized image based on a raw image captured by the digital camera. The image optimization engine implements one or more machine learning engines in order to select rendering algorithms and rendering algorithm arguments that may then be used to render the raw image..
04/17/14
20140104441
new patent Method and system for image capture and facilitated annotation
A method for capturing and processing an image, comprising: capturing a captured image with an image sensor; retrieving steganographic marks hidden in said captured image; processing said captured image based on said hidden marks, so as to generate a processed image; matching the processed image with a reference image from a set of reference images and superimposing elements on the captured image, depending on said reference image. A user device, comprising an image sensor suitable for capturing at least one image and a processor configured to at retrieve hidden marks in said captured image and generating a processed image based on said hidden marks retrieval and annotations processed remotely; the user device is part of a system with a remote server matching the image..
04/17/14
20140104438
new patent Systems and methods for lens characterization
Methods and systems for analyzing camera lenses and presenting information regarding camera lenses performance are described. An interactive user interface is provided over a network for display on a user terminal by a computer system.
04/17/14
20140104433
new patent Network camera management system and network camera management method
The present invention is intended to manage a plurality of network cameras simply. The network camera management system comprises: a server for managing a plurality of cameras and controlling recording and/or displaying of an image captured by a camera; and a controller for instructing a management state of a camera on the server.
04/17/14
20140104411
new patent Apparatus to perform a non-contact test of a semiconductor package
An apparatus to test a semiconductor package includes a vertical illuminator to supply vertical illumination in the same axial direction as a measurement target and a vertical image unit to capture a vertical image of the measurement target so that a testing apparatus may 2-dimensionally determine information on the shape, size, or position of a solder ball. An inclined illuminator may supply inclined illumination in a different axial direction from the measurement target, and an inclined image capture unit may capture a side image of the measurement target so that the testing apparatus may 3-dimensionally determine information on a state of contact of the solder ball with the ball land.
04/17/14
20140104408
new patent Vehicle driving assistance system using image information
A vehicle driving assistance system not using a high performance computer mounted in a vehicle. In the system, an imaging unit mounted in the vehicle captures an image of surroundings of the vehicle.
04/17/14
20140104391
new patent Depth sensor, image capture mehod, and image processing system using depth sensor
An image capture method performed by a depth sensor includes; emitting a first source signal having a first amplitude towards a scene, and thereafter emitting a second source signal having a second amplitude different from the first amplitude towards the scene, capturing a first image in response to the first source signal and capturing a second image in response to the second source signal, and interpolating the first and second images to generate a final image.. .
04/17/14
20140104382
new patent Image processing apparatus, multi-lens image capture apparatus, image processing method and program
An image processing apparatus, a multi-lens image capture apparatus, an image processing method and program are provided that are capable of ascertaining an abnormal parallax amount both easily and at high precision. A parallax amount (a far side parallax amount graph and a near side parallax amount graph) and an index for determining whether or not the parallax amount is abnormal (indented side permissible limit line, projection side permissible limit line, and marker) are comparably displayed whilst a frame that is to be subject to processing is being displayed on a monitor..
04/17/14
20140104314
new patent Interactive guest image capture using video wall/floor/ceiling displays for selections of background scenes, and selection/distribution of customized souvenir portfolios including merged images/sound
Systems and methods for creating and distributing professional quality pictorial souvenirs giving the illusion that guests of a facility were imaged at other locations, including making initial arrangements with guests, showing selections of background scene images at video displays and flashing chroma key images interspersed with frames of the scene images, taking key guest images in synch with the flashed key images, extracting guest image content from the key guest images and merging into selecting scene images, showing initial merges images for guest selection and providing souvenir portfolios that include merged images to guests or designees after making financial arrangements, including for payment to third parties for copyright content included in the souvenirs and with advertisers for promotional material included in the souvenirs.. .
04/17/14
20140103608
new patent Flush mounted card shuffler with shuffling mechanism below a gaming table surface
A device for forming a random set of playing cards is disclosed. The device comprises: a top surface and a bottom surface of the device.
04/10/14
20140101690
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..
04/10/14
20140101288
Method and system for distributing digital images
A system and method are provided for distributing digital images to a user. The system includes an image capture device for creating digital images, and at least one image server in communication with the image capture device via a communication network, such as the internet.
04/10/14
20140099001
Systems for mobile image capture and remittance processing
The present invention relates to automated document processing and more particularly, to methods and systems for document image capture and processing using mobile devices. In accordance with various embodiments, methods and systems for document image capture on a mobile communication device are provided such that the image is optimized and enhanced for data extraction from the document as depicted.
04/10/14
20140098993
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..
04/10/14
20140098992
Electronic divice, selection method, acquisition method, electronic appratus, synthesis method and synthesis program
An electronic device (1) includes an imaging unit (10), and an extraction unit (20) that is configured to extracts rhythm information indicating a pattern of a spatial change in an image captured by the imaging unit (10). The extraction unit (20) includes a first storage unit (22), a calculation unit (24), and a selection unit (26), the first storage unit being storing rhythm information associated with a pattern of a spatial change in a unit region in an image, the calculation unit being calculating a pattern of a spatial change in a unit region in the image captured by the imaging unit (10), the selection unit being selecting the rhythm information corresponding to the pattern of the spatial change in the unit region calculated by the calculation unit (24), from the first storage unit (22)..
04/10/14
20140098989
Multi-cue object association
Multiple discrete objects within a scene image captured by a single camera track are distinguished as un-labeled from a background model within a first frame of a video data input. Object position and object appearance and/or object size attributes are determined for each of the blobs, and costs determined to assign to existing blobs of existing object tracks as a function of the determined attributes and combined to generate respective combination costs.
04/10/14
20140098930
Extremity imaging apparatus for cone beam computed tomography
An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography can include a support structure, a scanner assembly coupled to the support structure for controlled movement in at least x, y and z orientations, the scanner assembly can include a dr detector configured to move along at least a portion of a detector path that extends at least partially around a scan volume with a distance d1 that is sufficiently long to allow the scan volume to be positioned within the detector path; a radiation source configured to move along at least a portion of a source path outside the detector path, the source path having a distance d2 greater than the distance d1, the distance d2 being sufficiently long to allow adequate radiation exposure of the scan volume for an image capture by the detector; and a first gap in the detector path.. .
04/10/14
20140098288
Small form factor modules using wafer level optics with bottom cavity and flip-chip assembly
A disclosed method of manufacturing a camera module includes providing a stack of optical elements, providing an integrated circuit image capture device (icd) having a top surface with an array of sensors, rigidly attaching the stack of optical elements to top surface of the image capture device, providing a substrate having an opening therethrough and a recess around said opening, and attaching the image capture device to the substrate such that edges of the image capture device are disposed in the recess and the stack of optical elements extends through the opening. The method further includes providing a second substrate (e.g., host pcb) and mounting the substrate on the second substrate to attach the camera module to the host device.
04/10/14
20140098274
Electronic device
Included is a flat box shaped housing 1 having, on a main surface la thereof, a rectangular image display surface 2. Two images whose vertical directions are different from each other by 90 degrees are displayed on the image display surface 2.
04/10/14
20140098249
Terminal, method of forming video, apparatus to form an image, driving method thereof, and computer-readable recording medium
A terminal, an image forming method, an image forming apparatus, a method of driving the image forming apparatus, and a computer-readable recording medium including a program to execute the method are provided. The terminal includes: a location information sensor which acquires location information about a current location of the terminal; a data processor which receives location information of a nearby image forming apparatus based on the current location and calculates a relative location coordinate of the nearby image forming apparatus by using the received location information and the location information of the current location; and an interface which overlays and outputs an icon of the nearby image forming apparatus on an image captured through an imaging part, based on a coordinate value of the calculate relative location coordinate..
04/10/14
20140098226
Image capture component on active contact lens
This disclosure relates to systems and/or methods for capturing image data representing a scene in a gaze of a viewer via a thin image capture component integrated on or within a contact lens, processing the image data, and employing the processed image data to perform functions locally on the contact lens or remotely on one or more remote devices.. .
04/10/14
20140098210
Apparatus and method
In an aspect of the invention there is provided apparatus comprising: a plurality of image processing modules, each image processing module being one selected from amongst an image capture module and an image projection module, the apparatus comprising at least one image capture module and at least one image projection module; and a reflector member, the image projection module being arranged to project an image onto the reflector member for viewing by a user, the image capture module being arranged to capture an image of the user via the reflector member, at least one of the image processing modules being arranged to receive operational data from a source external to the module.. .
04/10/14
20140098194
Method and apparatus for calibrating an imaging device
Described are methods and apparatus for adjusting images of a stereoscopic image pair. The methods and apparatus may capture a first and second image with first and second imaging sensors.
04/10/14
20140098110
Data processing apparatus with adaptive compression/de-compression algorithm selection for data communication over display interface and related data processing method
A data processing apparatus has a compressor and an output interface. The compressor generates an output display data according to an input display data.
04/03/14
20140094655
Endoscope with multifunctional extendible arms and endoscopic instrument with integrated image capture for use therewith
An endoscope and methods of use thereof are provided, which includes at least one multi-functional extending arm supporting a plurality of imaging, lighting and other sensory elements. The arms provide a mounting platform upon which cameras, lights and sensors may be mounted to generate multiple-angled images and video, arena-like lighting and other data for performing a minimally-invasive surgical (mis) procedure.
04/03/14
20140093140
Liveness detection
An image of a portion of a person's body is accessed, the image having been captured by an image capture device. Using the image, measurements of characteristics in the image are obtained, the characteristics in the image having been selected based on a statistical analysis of characteristics (i) in a plurality of first images taken directly of a person and (ii) in a plurality of second images taken of an image of a person.
04/03/14
20140092390
Apparatus and method for obtaining spectral image
An apparatus for obtaining spectral image includes a variable spectral element capable of changing its spectral characteristics, a transmission wavelength setting unit for setting a wavelength of light to be transmitted by the variable spectral element, a variable spectral element control unit changing a first control of the variable spectral element and a second control of the variable spectral element for controlling spectral characteristics of the variable spectral element to each other, an image capturing unit capturing an image that is formed by light transmitted by the variable spectral element, and an image correction unit acquiring a difference image between a first image captured in the first control and a second image captured in the second control.. .
04/03/14
20140092260
Systems, methods, and computer program products for digital image capture
A method including initiating video functionality of an optical image capture device, using the video functionality to capture a plurality of still images at video speed, saving the plurality of still images as a cached timeline from which a user may select a desired still image, and providing a user interface on a display screen to allow the user to select a desired still image.. .
04/03/14
20140092231
Charged particle microscope device and image capturing method
A specimen image capture method using a charged particle microscope device includes: a first image acquisition step in which the gain of a detector in a charged particle microscope is set to a first gain value, charged particle beam scanning is carried out on a specimen, and a first image is obtained; a second image acquisition step in which the gain of the detector is set to a second gain value, which is different to the first gain value, charged particle beam scanning is carried out on the specimen, and a second image is obtained; and an image combination step in which the first gain value and the second gain value are used and the first image and the second image are combined.. .
04/03/14
20140092224
Video processing apparatus and video processing method
According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer detector, and a viewing area information calculator. The viewer detector is configured to detect the number and a position of one or a plurality of viewers using an image captured by a camera.
04/03/14
20140092201
Dual-axis image equalization in video conferencing
A video conferencing system is provided that reduces the perspective of an image captured by a video conferencing camera. The perspective is reduced in an image by receiving a first image of a first field of view and receiving a second image of a second field of view.
04/03/14
20140092016
Handheld pointing device and operation method thereof
A handheld pointing device includes a body, an image sensing module and a processing circuit. The image sensing module is disposed in the body and configured to sense a reference light source and thereby capturing an image including of the reference light source.
03/27/14
20140089096
Method and apparatus for using identifiers associated with products for applying a mobile device skin
A system and method for applying a skin to a mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a camera and a rear screen.
03/27/14
20140088984
Medical imaging apparatus and control method thereof
A medical imaging apparatus operates to automatically recommend protocols suitable for image capture of a subject based on information related to the subject, and a control method operates the medical imaging apparatus. The medical imaging apparatus includes a controller which determines one or more protocols to scan a subject, classifies the protocols based on plural predefined criteria, and aligns and recommends the protocols classified according to a selected criterion if any one of the plural criteria is selected, and a display unit which displays an array of the protocols recommended by the controller..
03/27/14
20140088830
Lane tracking apparatus and method using camera direction control
A lane tracking apparatus and method using camera direction control is provided. The lane tracking apparatus using camera direction control includes a lane recognition unit for obtaining lane information from an image captured and acquired by a camera.
03/27/14
20140087681
Method and apparatus for active defense and emergency response
A method and an apparatus comprise establishing a communications link with a mobile computing device. A user's intent to initiate a deterrent on an individual is recognized.
03/27/14
20140086455
Mobile image quality assurance in mobile document image processing applications
Techniques for assuring the quality of mobile document image captured using a mobile device are provided. These techniques include performing one or more tests to assess the quality of images of documents captured using the mobile device.
03/27/14
20140085504
Imaging device, control method for imaging device, and storage medium storing a control program for imaging device
A deterioration in image quality caused by correction can be prevented in comparison to when consideration is not given to the sequence in which correction is performed on an image captured by an image pickup device. An imaging apparatus 10 is configured including an optical system 12, an image pickup device 14, an image capture correction processing section 16, and an image processing section 18.
03/27/14
20140085502
High resolution multispectral image capture
The use of a hybrid camera tool may capture high resolution multispectral images without sacrificing resolution in exchange for spectral accuracy. The capture of a high resolution multispectral image may include forming a high spatial resolution image based on a portion of incoming light and generating a high spectral resolution image that includes multispectral samples based on another portion of the incoming light.
03/27/14
20140085495
Methods and devices for controlling camera image capture
Methods and devices for controlling the number of consecutive images captured in a burst operating mode are described. In one example embodiment, the present disclosure describes a method implemented by a processor of an electronic device.
03/27/14
20140085489
Pre- and post-shutter signal image capture and sort for digital camera
A camera system includes an image sensor and a processing apparatus receiving image frames from the sensor before and after receipt of a user picture signal. The processing apparatus discards frames that do not meet a quality criterion such as under-exposed frames.
03/27/14
20140085485
Machine-to-machine enabled image capture and processing
Machine-to-machine communication is employed to allow an image recording device to capture identifying information about objects in the field of view. This captured information can be stored as metadata associated with the recorded image.
03/27/14
20140085470
Mobile object and storage medium
There is provided a mobile object including an imaging unit configured to capture a perimeter of the mobile object, a speaker configured to be capable of controlling directivity, a determination unit configured to determine whether the mobile object is in a driving mode, and a speaker control unit configured to control the speaker in the driving mode in a manner that predetermined audio is output toward a warning target that is recognized based on a captured image captured by the imaging unit, and to control the speaker in a non-driving mode in a manner that the predetermined audio is output in a non-directional way.. .
03/27/14
20140085446
Optical device for the visually impaired
The present invention provides an optical device for a visually-impaired individual and a method of operating such a device. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a spaced array of discrete light sources and a support arranged to maintain the array in proximate relation to at least one eye of the visually-impaired individual.
03/27/14
20140085425
Image processor, image capture device, image processing method and program
This image processor 10 includes: an input interface 11 that receives first and second images, on one of which the position of the subject has shifted in a particular direction from the position on the other; a color image generating section 13a that generates a color image in which the pixel values of respective pixels of the first and second images are used as the values of first and second colors, respectively; a decision section 13b that calculates an index value indicating the degree of color shift between the first and second colors in the color image and that determines, based on the index value, whether or not the first and second images match each other; and an image moving section 13c that performs, if the decision has been made that the first and second images do not match each other, the processing of making the second image closer to the first image by replacing the pixel value of each pixel of the second image with the pixel value of a pixel that is adjacent to the former pixel in the particular direction.. .
03/27/14
20140085420
Programmable spectral source and design tool for 3d imaging using complementary bandpass filters
An endoscopic illumination system for illuminating a subject for stereoscopic image capture, the illumination system includes a light source which outputs multi-spectral light; first and second light paths configured to transmit the multi-spectral light; and a digital mirror array (dma) which receives the multi-spectral light and directs the multi-spectral light to a selected one of the first and second light paths. A controller controls the dma to direct the multi-spectral light to the selected light path in accordance with a time-multiplexing scheme; and/or first and second complementary multiband bandpass filters (cmbf).
03/27/14
20140085180
Selecting an interaction scenario based on an object
Techniques for selecting an interaction scenario based on an object are described in various implementations. A method that implements the techniques may include receiving, at a computer system and from an image capture device, an image that depicts a viewing area proximate to a presentation device.
03/20/14
20140081747
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..
03/20/14
20140081542
System and method for preventing vehicle from rolling over in curved lane
The present invention proposes a system and method for preventing a vehicle from rolling over in curved lane. The road images captured by the image capture devices are used to calculate road information.
03/20/14
20140081309
System and method for image-guided arthroscopy
Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical diagnoses and interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies comprising one or more imaging devices, and one or more remote retraction and distraction devices. Retraction and distraction devices, such as balloons, mechanical retraction members, and/or trocar screw geometries may be utilized to access, investigate, and intervene at the joint capsule, or inside of the joint capsule.
03/20/14
20140079185
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing system, and computer-accessible medium
An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image captured according to a predetermined image capturing method, an anomalous pixel acquisition unit configured to acquire an anomalous pixel occurring according to an image capturing method different from the predetermined image capturing method, and a display control unit configured to cause the acquired anomalous pixel to be displayed together with the captured image.. .
03/20/14
20140078566
System, apparatus and method for extracting image cross-sections of an object from received electromagnetic radiation
An apparatus and method to produce a hologram of a cross-section of an object includes an electromagnetic radiation assembly configured to receive a received electromagnetic radiation, such as light, from the object. The electromagnetic radiation assembly is further configured to diffract the received electromagnetic radiation and transmit a diffracted electromagnetic radiation.
03/20/14
20140078490
Information processing apparatus and method for measuring a target object
An information processing apparatus includes at least one projection unit configured to project a light pattern on a measuring target object, at least one imaging unit configured to capture an image of the measuring target object with the light pattern projected thereon, a measurement unit configured to measure a distance from the at least one projection unit or imaging unit to the measuring target object based on the image captured by the at least one imaging unit, a determination unit configured to determine whether a measured distance is valid, and a control unit configured to reduce luminance of a light pattern, included in a projected light pattern, which is projected on an area with respect to which the measured distance is determined by the determination unit to be valid.. .
03/20/14
20140078381
Method of controlling image sensor and image sensor using the method
An image capture device includes an image sensor having an array of pixels therein, which are configured to receive light reflected from an object during an image capture time interval. A light source is provided, which is configured to project light to the object during at least a portion of the image capture time interval.
03/20/14
20140078376
Simulated large aerture lens
A camera apparatus includes a photogrammetric range sensor, small aperture lens and a processor configured to carry out a method for simulating a large aperture lens. The method includes capturing a photographic image data of a scene using the camera with the lens set to a small aperture size.
03/20/14
20140078348
Fixed pattern noise reduction
A method, including receiving signals, from a rectangular array of sensor elements arranged in rows and columns, corresponding to an image captured by the array. The method also includes analyzing the signals along a row or a column to identify one or more local turning points, and processing the signals at the identified local turning points to recognize fixed pattern noise in the captured image.
03/20/14
20140078331
Method and system for associating sound data with an image
Embodiments of the disclosure disclose a method and system for associating sound-derived data with an image. The method includes receiving a signal to activate an image capture device.
03/20/14
20140078324
Image distortion correction in scaling circuit
Techniques relating to correction of image distortion caused by movement of a camera unit during image capture. In one embodiment, an apparatus may include a camera unit and a scaling circuit.
03/20/14
20140078312
Method and apparatus for tracking three-dimensional movements of an object using a depth sensing camera
A controller (110) for controlling an execution of a game program by a processor for enabling an interactive game to be played by a user includes a body (111) having a section to be oriented towards a screen when a progress of a game provided via execution of the game apparatus is displayed upon the screen, and at least one photonically detectable (“pd”) element (e.g. 122, 124, 126, and/or 128) assembled with the body, a position of the photonically detectable element within an image being recordable by an image capture device (112) when the section is oriented at least partly towards the screen, wherein positions of the pd element at different points in time are quantifiable to quantify movement of the body in space..
03/20/14
20140078302
Backward movement indicator apparatus for a vehicle
A backward movement indicator apparatus is provided for a vehicle having an alert device. The backward movement indicator apparatus comprises an image capture device arranged to capture image data which is representative of objects in vicinity of the vehicle.
03/20/14
20140078299
Hardness tester and method for hardness test
Provided is a hardness tester and method including an indentation former creating an indentation in a sample surface with an indenter; a first area calculator calculating an area of the indentation during application of pressure, the indentation being formed in the sample surface while the indenter is pressed against the sample; an image capture controller controlling a ccd camera to obtain image data of the sample surface; a second area calculator calculating the area of the indentation remaining in the sample surface based on the obtained image data; an elasticity index calculator calculating an elasticity index of the sample based on the area of the indentation during application of pressure and the area of the indentation calculated by the second area calculator; and a hardness value calculator calculating a hardness value of the sample based on the indentation remaining in the sample surface.. .
03/20/14
20140078285
Imaging apparatus and microscope system having the same
Disclosed is an imaging apparatus including: a spectroscopic measurement section configured to measure a spectral characteristic of a subject; a spectral image capture section configured to capture a subject image separated into a plurality of colors through color separation to create a plurality of spectral images; and a color separation characteristic determining section configured to determine a color separation characteristic to be used for image capturing of the spectral image capture section, based on the spectral characteristic of the subject measured by the spectroscopic measurement section. The color separation characteristic determining section determines a count of color separations in the image capturing of the spectral image capture section and spectral bands corresponding to each of the color separations..
03/20/14
20140078278
Systems and methods for controlling lighting strength of a camera system by time-matched intermittent illumination
A camera system with lighting strength control includes: an image sensor for capturing images of a scene; a light source for illumination of the scene; and a signal generator, in communication with the image sensor and the light source, for generation of (a) a first signal for controlling image capture by the image sensor and (b) a second signal for controlling a duty cycle of the light source. A method for controlling the lighting strength of a camera system, which includes an image sensor, an associated light source, and an associated signal generator, includes: (a) generating, using the signal generator, a first signal that controls image capture by the image sensor, and (b) generating, using the signal generator, a second signal that controls a duty cycle of the light source..
03/20/14
20140078266
Image capture system with image conversion mechanism and method of operation thereof
A three dimensional image capture system includes: an image capture device configured to generate video data; a lens, coupled to the image capture device, configured to focus a left image and a right image; a microprism array, coupled to the lens, configured to horizontally deflect the left image and the right image; and an image processing unit, coupled to the image capture device, configured to calculate a depthmap from the left image and the right image in the video data, rendered by the microprism array.. .
03/20/14
20140078259
Light field image capture device and image sensor
An image sensor 2 includes: a photoelectric conversion layer 1d including a plurality of photosensitive cells; a reflective layer 1c that reflects light that has been transmitted through the photoelectric conversion layer 1d; a micro lens layer 1a that includes a plurality of micro lenses that are arranged between the photoelectric conversion layer 1d and the reflective layer 1c; and a transmitted light controlling layer 1b that is arranged between the photoelectric conversion layer 1d and the reflective layer 1c and that is able to change optical transmittance in accordance with an instruction given by a controller. The micro lens layer 1a is arranged so that light that has been transmitted through one of the photosensitive cells and then reflected from the reflective layer 1c is incident on the same photosensitive cell again..


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