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Method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images

Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field

Automatic image rectification for visual search

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
08/21/14
20140236000
 Catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus, catheter tip-end rotation angle detection method, and catheter tip-end rotation angle detection program patent thumbnailCatheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus, catheter tip-end rotation angle detection method, and catheter tip-end rotation angle detection program
A catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus includes a catheter rotation angle detecting unit that detects a rotation angle of a catheter in an operator's hand, an image processing unit that extracts a catheter tip-end region from an x-ray fluoroscopic image of a first x-ray fluoroscopic capturing unit, a catheter tip-end rotation angle calculation unit that calculates an offset angle between an operator's hand-side rotation angle and a catheter tip-end rotation angle, from a fluoroscopic image captured at an action time of rotating the catheter by one turn, based on an angle at which a catheter tip-end region becomes a straight line in the image processing unit, and that calculates a catheter tip-end rotation angle based on the offset angle and the operator's hand-side rotation angle, during a catheter manipulation time, and an output unit that outputs the calculated catheter tip-end rotation angle.. .
08/21/14
20140235998
 Method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for performing registration of medical images
A method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images includes mapping a virtual coordinate system used by a first medical apparatus and a virtual coordinate system used by a second medical apparatus to one another. The coordinate systems are associated with a real-time medical image captured by the first medical apparatus and a three-dimensional (3d) medical image previously captured by the second medical apparatus, respectively.
08/21/14
20140235945
 Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field patent thumbnailImage capture unit and method with an extended depth of field
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
08/21/14
20140233845
 Automatic image rectification for visual search patent thumbnailAutomatic image rectification for visual search
Disclosed is a computing device that can perform automatic image rectification for a visual search. A method implemented at a computing device includes receiving one or more images from an image capture device, storing the one or more images with the computing device, building a three dimensional (3d) geometric model for one or more potential objects of interest within an environment based on at least one image of the one or more images, and automatically creating at least one rectified image having at least one potential object of interest for a visual search..
08/21/14
20140233837
 Systems and methods for storing image properties for recreating an image patent thumbnailSystems and methods for storing image properties for recreating an image
Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for capturing elements of a negotiable instrument and generating a thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument for use in image recreation. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes: (a) receiving an image of the negotiable instrument, wherein the image of the negotiable instrument comprises one or more elements that are used for processing the negotiable instrument; (b) capturing, using the image capture device, images of one or more elements of the negotiable instrument; (c) generating a thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument based at least partially on an image of the negotiable instrument; and (d) storing the images of the one or more elements of the negotiable instrument and the thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument in the database..
08/21/14
20140233835
 Systems and methods for recreating an image using white space and check element capture patent thumbnailSystems and methods for recreating an image using white space and check element capture
Embodiments of the present invention relates to systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for capturing and storing elements of a negotiable instrument for use in image recreation. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes: (a) receive an image of the negotiable instrument, wherein the image of the negotiable instrument comprises one or more elements that are used for processing the negotiable instrument and non-element portions that are not used in processing the negotiable instrument; (b) capture, using the image capture device, images of one or more elements of the negotiable instrument; (c) store the images of the one or more elements of the negotiable instrument in the database; and (d) store, as white space, the non-element portions of the image of the negotiable instrument in the database..
08/21/14
20140233795
 Driver assistance system, driver assistance method and information storage medium patent thumbnailDriver assistance system, driver assistance method and information storage medium
A driver assistance system includes a mobile terminal provided on an automobile, and a detection server capable of communicating with the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes an image capture apparatus which captures images around the automobile, and an image transmission unit which transmits the captured image to the detection server.
08/21/14
20140232925
 Four-lens module for image capture patent thumbnailFour-lens module for image capture
An optical module having an object side and an image side; the module comprising, from the object side to the image side: a first positive meniscus lens having a convergence c1, made of a material having a refractive index nd1 and an abbe number vd1, a second negative meniscus lens having a convergence c2 made of a material having a refractive index nd2 and an abbe number vd2, a third positive meniscus lens having a convergence c3, made of a material having a refractive index nd3 and an abbe number vd3, a fourth negative lens having a convergence c4, made of a material having a refractive index nd4 and an abbe number vd4, wherein: 1.1<c1/c<1.35 ii c1/c2 ii>2 0.5<c1/c3<1.1 c1/vd1<<5.2 ii c2/vd2 ii<7 iiå(ci/vdi)ii<4 with i=1 to 4.. .
08/21/14
20140232904
 Combining effective images in electronic device having a plurality of cameras patent thumbnailCombining effective images in electronic device having a plurality of cameras
An image combining method in an electronic device having a plurality of cameras. In response to a photographing signal, images successively photographed through at least a first camera are successively stored.
08/21/14
20140232886
 Image capture apparatus and method for controlling the same patent thumbnailImage capture apparatus and method for controlling the same
An offset corresponding to an amount of geometric deformation is added to an amount of drive of an optical member due to an optical image shake correction so that the center of a reference area necessary for geometric deformation processing comes closer to the center of an imaging area. Because of this, a possibility is increased that a reference area necessary for geometric deformation processing is fully contained in an imaging area, and blurring of an image due to a motion of an image capture apparatus is effectively corrected by combining an optical image shake correction and a geometric deformation process..
08/21/14
20140232855
Shape measuring apparatus
A shape measuring apparatus includes a first light source, a second light source, an optical system, an image capturer, and a controller. The first light source emits visible light.
08/21/14
20140232843
Gain value of image capture component
A device to detect an object within proximity of the device, identify a brightness level of the object and modify a gain value of an image capture component based on the brightness level, determine whether the object includes a face, and capture an image of the face if the face is detected.. .
08/21/14
20140232818
Method and device for spherical resampling for video generation
A system and method generates a broadcast image. The method includes receiving a first image captured by a first camera having a first configuration incorporating a first center of projection.
08/21/14
20140232695
Touch-sensitive display devices
We describe a touch sensitive image display device including: an image projector to project a displayed image onto a surface; a touch sensor light source to project a plane of light above the displayed image; a camera to capture a touch sense image from light scattered from the plane of light by an approaching object; and a signal processor to process the touch sense image to identify a location of the object. The touch sensor light source is amplitude modulated, and signal processor is further configured to process a plurality of the touch sense images captured when said touch sensor light source is off to compensate for ambient light in a touch sense image captured when the touch sensor light source is on..
08/21/14
20140232538
Image display device, and image display method
In device 1 including rear view wide angle camera 11, and ecu 20 and display 30 displaying rearward image captured by the camera 11, display control section 25 of the ecu 20 and the display 30 divides the image into right and left rear lateral screens 204 and central rearward screen 202 for display, driver can determine which place is displayed. The section 25 and the display 30 do not display the same image on the screens 204, 202, the driver can understand the distance between object in the image and host vehicle 100.
08/21/14
20140230707
Sewing machine, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and sewing machine system
A sewing machine includes an embroidery frame moving portion, a sewing portion, a communication portion, a processor, and a memory. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that cause the processor to perform the steps of specifying an embroidery pattern and a size of the embroidery pattern, outputting the size of the embroidery pattern through the communication portion to a device provided with an image capture portion, acquiring positioning data through the communication portion, setting at least one of a position and the angle of a embroidery pattern on a sewing workpiece based on the positioning data, acquiring embroidery data, and causing the embroidery frame moving portion and the sewing portion to form stitches that make up the embroidery pattern on the sewing workpiece based on the embroidery data.
08/21/14
20140230706
Non-transitory computer-readable medium, sewing machine system, and embroidery frame
A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that, when executed by a processor of a device including an image capture portion configured to create image data, cause the processor to perform the steps of causing the image capture portion to create the image data by causing the image capture portion to capture an image of a range including at least one reference mark and at least one indicator mark, computing positioning data based on the image data, and outputting the positioning data. The at least one reference mark is provided on an embroidery frame.
08/14/14
20140229306
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..
08/14/14
20140228639
Feature differentiation image capture unit and method in a surgical instrument
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
08/14/14
20140228631
Surgical robot and control method for the same
A surgical robot and a control method for the enables measurement of external force applied to a surgical tool of a slave device. In the surgical robot, the slave device may include an external force measurement unit, an image capture unit, and a controller.
08/14/14
20140227774
Image capture and lighting apparatus
An apparatus for use in analysing microbial growth on a solid culture medium in a culture plate, the apparatus including an image capture device, a support for supporting the culture plate for the image capture device to capture an image of the solid culture medium and any microbial growth, a ring light between the image capture device and the support, for diffusely illuminating one side of the culture plate, and a frame for positioning the image capture device, support and ring light relative to each other.. .
08/14/14
20140226053
User interfaces for electronic devices
Disclosed herein are electronic device display interface embodiments for controlling a camera and for reviewing images captured in the device from the camera. For example, in some embodiments, a device is provided with a display for viewing images to be captured by the camera and to provide a display interface for controlling camera operation, wherein the display interface, when in an image capture mode, is to provide an image capture button with two or more smaller image mode buttons disposed adjacent to the image capture button..
08/14/14
20140226047
Shared readout low noise global shutter image sensor method
A method for operating a global shutter image sensor includes performing both a global shutter (image capture) operation and a rolling shutter (readout) operation. During the global shutter operation, image information (charges) are captured by photodiodes in every pixel, and then simultaneously transferred to charge coupled gate (ccg) devices provided in each pixel.
08/14/14
20140226044
Color image capture system and method for light modulation
A color image capture systems comprised of: a lens 110; a light sensitive sensor 114; a first wavelength dependent mask 120 located on an optical path 128 between the lens and sensor, wherein the first wavelength dependent mask 120 includes a first attenuation pattern for modulation of a light field; and a second wavelength dependent mask 130, wherein the second wavelength dependent mask includes a second attenuation pattern to modulate the modulated light field from the first wavelength dependent mask, the second wavelength dependent mask located on the optical path 128 between the first wavelength dependent mask and the sensor, further wherein the second wavelength dependent mask is separated from the sensor by a distance d.. .
08/14/14
20140226030
Wireless communication device
A wireless communication device is connected to an external device such as a personal computer. If an image capture device such as a digital camera is wirelessly connected to the external device, the wireless communication device behaves as the image capture device.
08/14/14
20140226011
Traffic lane recognizing apparatus and method thereof
Disclosed is a traffic lane recognizing apparatus and a method thereof. The traffic lane recognizing apparatus includes: a camera module; a display unit displaying an image captured by the camera module; and a controller detecting candidate traffic lanes from an image captured by the camera module, detecting double lines from the detected candidate traffic lanes, selecting a first traffic lane adjacent to a vehicle from among the detected double lines, selecting a second traffic lane adjacent to the vehicle from among the candidate traffic lanes, excluding the double lines, and displaying the first traffic lane and the second traffic lane on the image..
08/14/14
20140226008
Viewing system for vehicles, in particular commercial vehicles
A viewing system for a vehicle, in particular a commercial vehicle, includes an image capture unit, a computing unit, and a reproducing unit. The image capture unit includes a lens, which has an optical axis, and a digital image sensing unit, and is configured to be attached to the vehicle such that a viewing area on the side of the vehicle is sensed with at least one part of a first legally-prescribed field of view and with at least one part of a second legally-prescribed field of view.
08/14/14
20140225992
Increased resolution and dynamic range image capture unit in a surgical instrument and method
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
08/14/14
20140225991
Image capturing apparatus and method for obatining depth information of field thereof
An image capturing apparatus and a method for obtaining a depth information of field thereof are provided. The image capturing apparatus includes a first image capturer, a second image capturer and a controller.
08/14/14
20140225980
Continuous illumination of backlit display and of subject for image capture
A device to capture an image includes a camera oriented to capture a first image of a subject and a display oriented to display a second image that is viewable by the subject. A backlight is coupled to the display to provide light that passes through the display toward the subject.
08/14/14
20140225915
Wearable display system with detached projector
A display system. A display device has viewports emitting expanded views of an image, an image receiving area receives the image, and optical conduits with exit pupil expanders expand the image through the viewports.
08/14/14
20140225825
Gesture recognition device, electronic apparatus, gesture recognition device control method, control program, and recording medium
A gesture recognition device that recognizes a gesture of a person from an image captured by a camera, and outputs information to an electronic apparatus in order to control the electronic apparatus based on the recognized gesture, has a person determination section that determines whether the person is included in the image, and an output section that outputs person out-of-view angle notification instruction information issuing an instruction to make a notification that the image of the person is not captured, when the person determination section determines that the person is not included in the image.. .
08/14/14
20140225723
Image display device and image display method
In a driving support display device 1 that includes a rear view wide angle camera 11, and an ecu 20 and a display 30 that display a rearward image captured by the rear view wide angle camera 11, a display control section 25 of the ecu 20 and the display 30 is capable of displaying a moving object approaching detection frame 210 that supports driving of a driver of a host vehicle 100 and a pedestrian detection frame 212 while dividing the rearward image into plural screens for display, and changes the number of the screens to be displayed between when the moving object approaching detection frame 210 is displayed and when the moving object approaching detection frame 210 is not displayed. Thus, the driver can easily recognize operation and non-operation of a system that displays the moving object approaching detection frame 210..
08/07/14
20140223319
System, apparatus and method for providing content based on visual search
Information technology tools can be provided to provide user access to content based on an image captured on a user device. One or more image objects are extracted from the captured image and are utilized, for example, along with the location of the user device, to perform a visual search in an image association database to retrieve and display content information corresponding to a matched image object..
08/07/14
20140222602
Information processing apparatus and method for detecting stain on iamge capturing surface thereof
An information processing apparatus comprises an image capturing module configured to capture image of a commodity, an extraction module configured to extract feature amount of the commodity from the image captured by the image capturing module, a calculation module configured to calculate a similarity degree by comparing feature amount of each standard commodity with the feature amount of the commodity extracted by the extraction module, a recognition module configured to recognize a standard commodity of which the similarity degree calculated by the calculation module is greater than a given value as a candidate of the commodity, a detection module configured to detect, from a plurality of captured images captured by the image capturing module, a static object existing in the captured image, and a notification module configured to notify the detection of a stain if the static object is continuously detected in the plurality of captured images by the detection module for a given time.. .
08/07/14
20140221748
Stereoscopic endoscope device
An appropriate stereoscopic image of a subject is readily acquired. Provided is a stereoscopic endoscope device including two image capture elements spaced apart from each other and disposed at a distal end of an insertion section to be inserted into a subject; an angle changing mechanism that changes a relative angle between optical axes of the image capture elements; a distance sensor that detects the distance from the image capture elements to the subject; and a controller that controls the angle changing mechanism on the basis of the distance detected by the distance sensor..
08/07/14
20140220712
Imaging device, semiconductor manufacturing apparatus, and semiconductor manufacturing method
There are provided a susceptor having a recessed wafer mounting section, in which a semiconductor wafer is mounted and which is configured to include a circular bottom portion and a side wall portion, on an upper surface, a reaction chamber in which the susceptor is provided, an imaging unit that is provided above the reaction chamber and images the semiconductor wafer and the wafer mounting section, and an image analysis unit that analyzes the deviation of the semiconductor wafer from the wafer mounting section on the basis of an image captured by the imaging unit.. .
08/07/14
20140219647
Motor, holder and image capture device using same
A motor for providing rotational movement along different directions simultaneously includes a stator, a rotor, a power shaft rotated together with the rotor, a first driving shaft, a first transmission gear located on the first driving shaft, a second driving shaft, and a second transmission gear located on the second driving shaft. The power shaft includes at least one driving gear located on an end portion of the power shaft.
08/07/14
20140219583
Personal information display system and associated method
A system for identification and/or authentication of a user in a travel terminal, the system comprising: a multiuser interactive screen having one or more interaction zones, with which a user can interact; an image generation system for generating information on the interaction zone to provide information to the user with which the user can interact and; an image capture system which generates a captured image of any item in contact with the interaction zone; a recognition system for recognising one or more features from the captured image to enable identification and/or authentication of the user; a communication system for communicating with the user by means of the image generation means to confirm identification or request additional information.. .
08/07/14
20140219512
Information processing apparatus and information processing method
An information processing apparatus comprises a storage module configured to store feature amounts of standard commodities; an image capturing module configured to photograph a commodity to capture an image of the commodity; an extraction module configured to extract feature amount of the commodity from the image captured by the image capturing module; a calculation module configured to calculate a similarity degree by comparing the feature amount of a standard commodity which is determined as a recognition target in setting information in which a standard commodity serving as a recognition target is set within the standard commodities stored in the storage module with the feature amount of the commodity extracted by the extraction module; and a recognition module configured to recognize a standard commodity of which the similarity degree calculated by the calculation module is greater than a threshold value as a candidate of the commodity.. .
08/07/14
20140219510
Driving assistance system
A vehicle (1) having a vehicle information acquisition unit (11) which acquires image captured by a vehicle mounted sensor (20) and a camera (21), a vehicle information transmission unit (13) which transmits vehicle information data indicating information acquired by the vehicle information acquisition unit (11) to a host computer (50), a first arithmetic processing result reception unit (14) which receives first arithmetic processing result data replied from the host computer (50), and a driving assistance unit (17) which executes driving assistance processing based on the first arithmetic processing result data, the host computer (50) has a vehicle information reception unit (52) which receives vehicle information data, a first arithmetic processing unit (53) which executes first arithmetic processing on vehicle information data, and a first arithmetic processing result transmission unit (54) which transmits first arithmetic processing result data indicating the first arithmetic processing result to the vehicle (1).. .
08/07/14
20140218595
Image capture apparatus, image capture method and storage medium
An image capture apparatus includes an image capture unit, a first focus detection unit configured to perform phase difference type focus detection for detecting a deviation amount between a pair of object images acquired from output signals output from the image capture unit, a second focus detection unit configured to perform contrast type focus detection for detecting contrast information of an object image acquired from an output signal output from the image capture unit, a contrast information generation unit configured to generate the contrast information in a plurality of distance measurement areas subjected to focus detection by the second focus detection unit, and an area determination unit configured to determine, based on the contrast information, a distance measurement area to be subjected to focus detection by the first focus detection unit.. .
08/07/14
20140218579
Image capture device with shared focusing mechanism
An image capture device includes a focusing mechanism, a plurality of lenses, and an image sensing element. The lenses are driven by the focusing mechanism to perform focus operation.
08/07/14
20140218553
Using captured high and low resolution images
A method for producing an improved high resolution image is disclosed including capturing low resolution images and a high resolution image; combining the low resolution images to provide an aggregate low resolution image; reducing the resolution of the high resolution image to provide an image representative of a low resolution image that could have been captured by the image capture device; interpolating the representative low resolution image to provide an interpolated high resolution image; calculating a residual image from the high resolution image and the interpolated high resolution image; combining the representative low resolution image and the aggregate low resolution image to provide a final low resolution image; and using the final low resolution image and the residual image to provide the improved high resolution image.. .
08/07/14
20140218361
Information processing device, client device, information processing method, and program
There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space by discretizing, in units of voxels, a real object within the real space depicted in the captured image, and a control unit that controls an action of a virtual object placed within the augmented reality space.. .
08/07/14
20140218300
Projection device
Provided is a user-friendly projection device including: an input unit that inputs an image of a subject person captured by an image capture unit; and a projection unit that projects a first image in accordance with a position of the subject person whose image is captured by the image capture unit.. .
07/31/14
20140213353
Apparatus and method for providing streaming-based game images
Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for providing streaming-based game images. The apparatus for providing streaming-based game images includes an image capturing unit for capturing an image.
07/31/14
20140212051
Method and apparatus for controlling content capture of prohibited content
Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, and storage mediums associated with controlling content capture of prohibited content on remote devices, are disclosed. In embodiments, components of a remote device may receive image data of an image captured by the remote device and analyze the image data to determine whether the image includes prohibited content.
07/31/14
20140212027
Single image pose estimation of image capture devices
Methods for image based localization using an electronic computing device are presented, the methods including: capturing a local image with an image capture device; associating metadata with the local image; causing the electronic computing device to receive the local image; causing the electronic computing device to match the local image with a database image, where the database image is three-dimensional (3d); and calculating a pose of the image capture device based on a pose of the database image and metadata associated with the local image. In some embodiments, the metadata includes at least pitch and roll data corresponding with the image capture device at a time of image capture..
07/31/14
20140212014
Method and apparatus for medical image registration
Disclosed are a method and apparatus for registering images having different modalities. The medical image registration method includes performing, at an initial register, multi-modality registration of a reference image from a plurality of first images captured during a first breathing period and a second image; performing, at the initial register, single-modality registration of the reference image and each of the other first images; generating registration images between the plurality of first images and the second image based on the multi-modality registration and the single-modality registration; acquiring a third image captured after the first breathing period; and detecting an image corresponding to the third image from the registration images..
07/31/14
20140211996
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..
07/31/14
20140211990
Position-setup for gesture-based game system
Technologies are generally described for position-setup for gesture-based game. In some examples, a method performed under control of a gesture-based game system includes capturing, by an image capture unit, an image of a first player and an image of a second player, cropping, from the image of the first player and the image of the second player, a first sub-image of at least part of the first player and a second sub-image of at least part of the second player, respectively, determining whether to adjust the first sub-image and the second sub-image, if it is determined to adjust the first sub-image and second sub-image, adjusting the first sub-image and the second sub-image, and merging the first adjusted sub-image and the second adjusted sub-image into an output image..
07/31/14
20140211984
Information technology asset location using visual detectors
Mechanisms are provided for determining the physical location of a physical asset in a physical area. A plurality of physical assets are controlled to cause each physical asset to output a visual output pattern on visual output elements of the physical asset.
07/31/14
20140211983
Information technology asset location using visual detectors
Mechanisms are provided for determining the physical location of a physical asset in a physical area. A plurality of physical assets are controlled to cause each physical asset to output a visual output pattern on visual output elements of the physical asset.
07/31/14
20140211162
Ophthalmologic apparatus and method for controlling the same
An ophthalmologic apparatus includes an imaging unit for imaging the fundus image of a subject's eye, a displacement acquisition unit for acquiring the displacement of an imaging position by the imaging unit between fundus images captured by the imaging unit, and a display control unit for displaying the fundus image captured by the imaging unit and a region of interest on the display unit so that the region of interest is positioned at a predetermined position of the fundus image based on the displacement acquired by the displacement acquisition unit and displaying the region of interest on the display unit by changing a size of the region of interest according to an range where the fundus image is captured.. .
07/31/14
20140211061
Solid-state image capture device and drive method therefor
A solid-state image capture device includes; a solid-state imaging element having output portions configured to output signals read from pixels; samplers provided for the respective output portions and configured to sample the signals output from the output portions of the solid-state imaging element; and a controller configured to vary, at the samplers, sampling timings at which the samplers sample the signals or to vary, at the output portions, output characteristics with which the output portions output the signals read from the pixels.. .
07/31/14
20140211059
Solid-state image capture element, image capture device, and focus control method
A solid-state image capture element includes a pixel, which receives light of one of a pair of light beams which pass through iris regions of different locations on a photographic lens, and a pixel which receives light of the other, in a pair of said pixels. The pair of pixels are positioned shifted from one another in a direction which intersects the x-axis which is the phase difference direction.
07/31/14
20140211043
Mobile terminal and method for operating the same
A method for controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes entering, via a camera of the mobile terminal, a capture mode; receiving, via a controller of the mobile terminal, a start input for starting a grouping image process; capturing, via the camera, at least one image; receiving, via the controller, an end input for ending the grouping image process; and storing, in a memory associated with the mobile terminal, the at least one image captured between the start input and the end input in a group.. .
07/31/14
20140211020
Video capture attachment and monitor for optical viewing instrument
The present invention is an attachable and detachable video image capture and display instrument that comprises a digital video capture device that can easily be physically connected to a gun scope, spotting scope, telescope, microscope, monocular, binocular or other optical viewing instrument or optical instrument used for viewing or examining an object or scene. It has electronic output to a display device, recording instrument, computing instrumen video projection devise, or data transmission instrument by way of connections of various options including wires, blue tooth, cellular, or other methods of video and audio data transmission.
07/31/14
20140210964
Object distance determination from image
A system for determining a distance to an object comprises an image capture device (101) which has a coded aperture and an image sensor which is positioned out of a focus plane of the coded aperture. A receiver (103) receives an image of a scene from the image sensor and a detector (105) detects at least two image objects of the image corresponding to ghost images of the object resulting from different openings of the coded aperture in response to an optical characteristic of the object.
07/31/14
20140210949
Combination of narrow-and wide-view images
A dual field of view (fov) image is generated as a combination of a small footprint image and large footprint image, where the large footprint image is generated based on rendering to the current viewpoint at least a first image captured relatively farther away from a target so as to appear as a continuation of a small footprint image which is relatively closer to the target. Preferably, both the first image and the small footprint image are captured with the same fixed narrow field of view (nfov) imaging device.
07/31/14
20140210941
Image capture apparatus, image capture method, and image capture program
An image capture apparatus includes an image capture unit configured to perform image capture to convert incident light into an electrical signal to generate one or more images; an image combining unit configured to combine a plurality of images generated by the image capture unit to generate an image having a size that is greater than or equal to an angle of view; and a mode decision unit configured to decide whether or not generating, performed by the image combining unit, the image having a size that is greater than or equal to the angle of view is optimum, on the oasis of the one or more images generated by the image capture unit.. .
07/31/14
20140210857
Realization method and device for two-dimensional code augmented reality
A computer-implemented method for two-dimensional code augmented reality includes: detecting an image capture of a two-dimensional code through a camera video frame; identifying the contour of the two-dimensional code captured in the camera video frame; decoding the information embedded in the detected two-dimensional code; obtaining content information corresponding to the decoded two-dimensional code; tracking the identified contour of the two-dimensional code within the camera video frame to obtain the position information of the two-dimensional code in the camera video frame; performing augmented reality processing on the two-dimensional code based on the content information and the position information; and generating the augmented reality on the device while simultaneously displaying real-world imagery on the display of the device, wherein any visual augmented reality is displayed in accordance with the location of the two-dimensional code in the video frame.. .
07/31/14
20140210707
Image capture system and method
An example of an image capture system includes a support structure and a sensor arrangement, mounted to the support structure, including an image sensor, a lens, and a drive device. The image sensor has a sensor surface with a sensor surface area.
07/31/14
20140209785
Image capture device with shared image sensing element
An image capture device includes a plurality of focus driving elements, a plurality of lenses, and an image sensing element. The lenses are respectively driven by the focusing driving elements to perform focus operation.
07/31/14
20140209687
Camera time out feature for customer product scanning device
A computer-implemented process for a customer to scan items for purchase and proceed to a rapid checkout can be operated within a processor of a portable computerized device. The process includes monitoring a scan of an item to be purchased, the scan comprising an image captured by a camera device of the portable computerized device, commanding deactivation of the camera device after execution of the scan, monitoring an indication by a user of the portable computerized device that an item is to be scanned, and commanding activation of the camera device based upon the monitored activation..
07/24/14
20140206936
Side 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


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