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Recording and reporting device, method, and application

Recording and reporting device, method, and application

Dolby Laboratories Licensing

Spectral synthesis for image capture device processing

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
01/22/15
20150026017
 Information processing apparatus and information processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing apparatus and information processing method
In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises an image capturing module configured to photograph a commodity to capture the image of the commodity, an extraction module configured to extract a feature amount from the image captured by the image capturing module; a calculation module configured to compare the feature amount of each commodity registered in a dictionary with the feature amount of the commodity extracted by the extraction module to calculate a similarity degree therebetween; a recognition module configured to recognize a commodity of which the similarity degree is greater than a threshold value as a commodity candidate within the commodities registered in the dictionary; and a display control module configured to switch information representing the commodity candidates according to the number of the commodity candidates recognized by the recognition module to display it.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
01/22/15
20150024705
 Recording and reporting device, method, and application patent thumbnailnew patent Recording and reporting device, method, and application
A method and/or a computer readable medium and a computer-executable set of instructions on the computer readable medium, and/or a product or processing system such as a handheld communication device or computer, for carrying out the method, the method allowing a user to initiate capturing images during an experience such as a driving experience and submitting an electronic communication containing at least captured images for a threshold duration before and/or after detecting a threshold magnitude motion, such as one emulating a car accident. The electronic communication can be configured to be sent to a predestinated destination such as an insurance agent, emergency respondent, family member, employer, or any other destination, and may include additional information such as accident location, user information, and vehicle information.
01/22/15
20150023649
 Network connection configuration  multimedia player and related computer system patent thumbnailnew patent Network connection configuration multimedia player and related computer system
A network connection configuration method for a multimedia player includes establishing a wireless fidelity (wi-fi) connection between a mobile device and a network connection device, such that the mobile device obtains a service set identification (ssid) and a password thereof of the network connection device; utilizing an image capture module of the mobile device to capture an optical image corresponding to the multimedia player, so as to establish a wi-fi direct connection between the mobile device and the multimedia player; and establishing another wi-fi connection between the multimedia player and the network connection device according to the wi-fi connection between the mobile device and the network connection device as well as the wi-fi direct connection between the mobile device and the multimedia player.. .
Ali Corporation
01/22/15
20150023568
 Computing systems, computer-readable media and methods of antibody profiling patent thumbnailnew patent Computing systems, computer-readable media and methods of antibody profiling
Computing systems, computer-readable media and methods are disclosed. In the computing system, an image capture device captures an image of a protein array including spots of predetermined proteins, wherein some of the spots have bound to a biological material having individual-specific antibodies to form immune complexes and some of the immune complexes have interacted with a detection agent to generate a visible image therefrom.
Battelle Energy Alliance, Llc
01/22/15
20150023565
 Information processing apparatus and information processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing apparatus and information processing method
In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises an image capturing module configured to photograph a commodity to capture the image of the commodity, an acquisition module configured to acquire the image captured by the image capturing module, a recognition module configured to recognize a commodity as a candidate of the commodity from standard commodities based on the image of the commodity captured by the image capturing module, a clock module configured to count an elapsed time until the recognition module recognizes the commodity, and a notification module configured to give a notification if the elapsed time reaches a given time.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
01/22/15
20150023560
 Multi-cue object association patent thumbnailnew patent 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, 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.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150022694
 Interchangeable-lens camera, and viewfinder display method patent thumbnailnew patent Interchangeable-lens camera, and viewfinder display method
The information about an interchangeable lens is acquired, and the size of an image capture range, which is the range corresponding to a capture image in an optical image, is calculated based on the information about the interchangeable lens. When the image capture range is smaller than or equal to a range to be shown by the angular field of the optical image, a first image showing the image capture range in the optical image is displayed on a display device, and when the image capture range is larger than the range to be shown by the angular field of the optical image, a second image different from the first image showing the image capture range in the optical image is displayed on the display device such that the second image is superimposed on at least either of the four corner vicinities and four side vicinities of the optical image..
Fujifilm Corporation
01/22/15
20150022685
 Spectral synthesis for image capture device processing patent thumbnailnew patent Spectral synthesis for image capture device processing
A substantially rectangular spectral representation is synthesized, which is adapted to produce image capture device sensor outputs if applied to an image capture device. The synthesized substantially rectangular spectral representation can be utilized in generating output color values of an output color space from image capture device sensor outputs, where the image capture device sensor outputs correspond to an image captured by an image capture device.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
01/22/15
20150022678
 Image capture apparatus and control method therefor patent thumbnailnew patent Image capture apparatus and control method therefor
An image capture apparatus has an image sensor and an optical anti-shake mechanism that reduces a shake of a captured image by driving an optical correction element in a different direction from an optical axis of an imaging optical system in accordance with a detected shake. Reference coordinates for geometric deformation processing applied to the captured image are determined based on an amount and direction of a movement of the optical correction element.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
01/22/15
20150022669
 Real-time registration of a stereo depth camera array patent thumbnailnew patent Real-time registration of a stereo depth camera array
Real-time registration of a camera array in an image capture device may be implemented in the field by adjusting a selected subset of independent parameters in a mapping function, termed registration coefficients, which have been determined to have the largest contribution to registration errors so that the array can be maintained in its initial factory-optimized calibrated state. By having to adjust only a relatively small subset of registration coefficients from within a larger set of coefficients (which are typically determined using a specialized calibration target in a factory setting), far fewer matching patterns need to be identified in respective images captured by cameras in the array in order to correct for registration errors.
Microsoft Corporation
01/22/15
20150022656
new patent

System for collecting & processing aerial imagery with enhanced 3d & nir imaging capability


A system for guided geospatial image capture, registration and 2d or 3d mosaicking, that employs automated imagery processing and cutting-edge airborne image mapping technologies for generation of geo-referenced orthomosaics and digital elevation models from aerial images obtained by uavs and/or manned aircraft.. .
01/22/15
20150022622
new patent

Methods, systems, and providing video communications


Methods, systems, and apparatus for conducting a video conference. A location of one or more sets of eyes in an image may be determined.
Ebay Inc.
01/22/15
20150022552
new patent

Ar image processing apparatus and method technical field


A first ar analyzer (3a) analyzes a first captured image including an ar marker image captured by a camera (1), determines the appearance of the ar marker image in the field of view in the first captured image, and virtually places a corresponding cg at an appropriate position in the field of view corresponding to the ar marker image; a second ar analyzer (3b) calculates appearance of the cg object in another field of view of the camera in a second captured image subsequently captured by the camera; a cg rendering unit (5) composites an image of the cg object at an appropriate position in the second captured image corresponding to the appropriate appearance; and a display unit (7) displays the composite image, so that the apparatus can composite and display a cg object in real time on a digital image of a natural landscape captured by a camera.. .
Micronet Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150021399
new patent

Compact aiming light assembly and imaging module for, and , generating an aiming light spot with increased brightness and uniformity from a light-emitting diode over an extended working distance range in an imaging reader


An aiming light assembly generates an aiming light spot with increased brightness and uniformity over a range of working distances in which targets are electro-optically read by image capture. The assembly includes a light emitting diode (led) for emitting an aiming light beam, a field stop through which the aiming light beam passes, an aiming lens for optically modifying the aiming light beam passing through the field stop to form the aiming light spot over the range of working distances, and a field lens located in the vicinity of the field stop and operative for imaging the led downstream of the field stop and in the vicinity of a lens aperture of the aiming lens..
Symbol Technologies, Inc.
01/15/15
20150019162

Using spatial information with device interaction


The amount of resources needed for an electronic device to track and/or interact with a user is reduced by utilizing a predicted relative position of that user. In some embodiments, a full 360° scan is performed using at least one image capture element to locate a primary direction to a user of the device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
01/15/15
20150016675

Terminal apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method


A terminal apparatus includes a first execution unit. The first execution unit includes an acquisition unit that acquires a captured image captured by an image capturing unit, a transmitting unit that transmits the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit to an image search system including a storage unit, in which objects and associated information associated with each other are stored, and an image search server that retrieves associated information associated with an object contained in the transmitted captured image and transmit the retrieved associated information to a transmission source of the captured image, a receiving unit that receives the associated information transmitted from the image search system based on the captured image transmitted from the transmitting unit, and a presenting unit that presents associated information corresponding to an externally-fed parameter, among the associated information received by the receiving unit..
01/15/15
20150016672

Commodity recognition apparatus and commodity recognition method


The commodity recognition apparatus displays a frame for surrounding a commodity in an image captured by an image capturing module. Then the commodity recognition apparatus recognizes a candidate of the commodity imaged in the frame according to the feature amount of the image in the area surrounded by the frame, and outputs information of a highest ranked candidate commodity.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
01/15/15
20150015796

Techniques for adjusting a projected image


Techniques are disclosed for compensating for deficiencies of a given image projector so as to eliminate or otherwise reduce discrepancies between original image data provided to the projector and the actual image projected by the projector. The techniques also may be used to enhance an attribute of the original image data to improve the image projected by the projector.
01/15/15
20150015775

Information processing device, image sensor device, and program


There are provided a retaining unit that retains a basic model indicating a plurality of relations for a plurality of subject conditions between a plurality of illuminances and a plurality of luminance of a plurality of captured images, which are obtained when a subject is imaged by changing an illuminance condition under the subject conditions; a reference image acquiring unit that acquires a captured image captured in a target space for illuminance estimation as a reference image; a reference illuminance acquiring unit that acquires illuminance of the target space at a time of imaging the reference image as reference illuminance; and an illuminance estimation model generating unit that generates an illuminance estimation model indicating a relation between illuminance and luminance in the target space from a data value indicated as a pair of the reference illuminance and luminance of the reference image based on the basic model.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
01/15/15
20150015769

Handheld electronic apparatus and image capturing apparatus and focusing method thereof


A handheld electronic apparatus, an image capturing apparatus and focusing method thereof are provided. The image capturing apparatus includes a main image capturer, an auxiliary image capturer and a controller.
Htc Corporation
01/15/15
20150015766

Image capture system and imaging optical system


An optical system includes a first lens to focus incident light, a first prism including a reflection surface by which light having transmitted through the first lens is reflected, a second lens to focus incident light from a different direction from a direction of the incident light on the first lens, and a second prism including a reflection surface by which light having transmitted through the second lens is reflected, in which the reflection surface of the first prism and the reflection surface of the second prism oppose each other.. .
01/15/15
20150015739

Image capture device and image capturing method thereof


The present application discloses an image capture device, including an image capture unit, a processing unit, and a storage unit. The image capture unit captures a plurality of exposure image during exposure duration.
Altek Corporation
01/15/15
20150015721

Camera device and flash light control method


A camera device is provided. The camera device includes a flash unit, an image capture module, and a controller.
Htc Corporation
01/15/15
20150015705

Image monitoring system and image monitoring program


Disclosed herein is an image monitoring system including: a camera connected to a network; display means for displaying an image captured by the camera; and display control means for controlling display such that, in displaying images by the display means, an image is displayed in a window having a predetermined layout; wherein, the display control means presets an allocation database containing a correlation between the window having a predetermined layout and a camera identification code and, when the camera is connected to the network, automatically sets a correlation between the camera identification code in the allocation database and the camera, thereby controlling image display into the window on the basis of the allocation database.. .
Sony Corporation
01/15/15
20150015673

Distance calculator and distance calculation method


A distance calculator includes a monocular estimated distance calculation section, a stereo estimated distance calculation section, and an output distance calculation section. The monocular estimated distance calculation section calculates the estimated distance to the target based on an image captured by a camera.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
01/15/15
20150015665

Wide angle camera with automated panoramic image capture


A motorized camera provides one or more capture sequences for capturing radially distorted wide angle images of objects detected within a plurality of its detection zones. A sequence may include actions to move or reposition an imaging device of the camera to one or more locations, and to capture one or more radially distorted images before, during, or as the imaging device is moved.
01/15/15
20150015659

Method and hands-free control of a far end camera


One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method for intuitively controlling a far-end camera via physical movements. The method includes the steps of receiving an image captured by a first camera and including a digital representation of at least a portion of a user of the first camera, analyzing the digital representation to identify a position of the user relative to the first camera, computing a value associated with a first property of a second camera based on the position of the user, and transmitting the value to the second camera, wherein, in response to receiving the value, a perspective of the second camera is modified based on the value..
Cisco Technology, Inc.
01/15/15
20150015502

Smart watch


A smart watch is provided. The smart watch includes a band unit, a network unit, a display unit and a control unit.
01/15/15
20150015490

Apparatus for controlling virtual mouse based on hand motion and method thereof


Provided are an apparatus and method for controlling a virtual mouse based on a hand motion. The apparatus includes an image processing unit configured to measure a maximum horizontal width of a hand region of a user and a width of an index finger in any one of a first depth image captured in a state in which the index finger is spread out in a vertical direction with his or her fist and a second depth image captured in a state in which the index finger is folded with the fist, a hand motion recognizing unit configured to compare the maximum horizontal width and the width of the index finger to recognize whether the index finger is folded, and a function matching unit configured to match a change in a folded state of the index finger to a pre-set first function and output a control signal for the function..
Korea Electronics Technology Institute
01/15/15
20150014416

Image capture and processing system supporting a multi-tier modular software architecture


An image capture and processing system supports a multi-tier modular software, and plug-in extendable, architecture. The image capture and processing system can be realized as an image-capturing cell phone, a digital camera, a video camera, mobile computing terminal and portable data terminal (pdt), provided with suitable hardware platform, communication protocols and user interfaces.
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
01/08/15
20150012444

Mobile peer-to-peer authenticated transfers


A peer-to-peer transaction security method includes authentication and identification steps for pushing an encrypted colorgram from a transaction server to a first personal trusted device. Such provides a visual key for user authentication.
Cryptite, Llc
01/08/15
20150012244

Range finding device and range finding method


A range finding device includes: a light projecting unit having an irradiation domain extending in a horizontal direction, and configured to project intensity-modulated irradiation light; an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of an object irradiated with the irradiation light; a light projection controller configured to control an intensity of the irradiation light in accordance with a timing at which the image capturing unit captures the image; a synchronous detection unit configured to extract a synchronous detection region, in which brightness changes in synchronism with intensity modulation of the irradiation light, from the image captured by the image capturing unit; an edge detector configured to detect an edge of the synchronous detection region; and a range calculator configured to calculate a distance to the object on the basis of the edge of the synchronous detection region detected by the edge detector.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. A Japanese Corporation
01/08/15
20150012135

Position adjusting system and method


A position adjusting device includes a movable mechanical arm, suction, an adjusting mechanism, a bottom plate, a first camera, a second camera, and a processor. The processor controls the movable mechanism arm and the suction to move to a top of the first camera in response to a user operation, switches the first camera from a disabled state to the enabled state, acquires the first image captured by the first camera, and calculates a first angle between the first image and a first predetermined image.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150009407

Image and video in mosaic formats


A system includes: an image capture device configured to capture image data from a camera system, the image data being in a first mosaic layout; an image display device configured to display the image data in a second mosaic layout; and a processor configured to receive the image data in the first mosaic layout and to supply the image data in the second mosaic layout to the display without intermediate conversion to a fully collocated image layout.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150009358

White balance shading compensation, and apparatus applied to the same


The present disclosure relates to a white balance method for performing a shading compensation, and more particularly, a white balance method for performing a shading compensation, in which a white balance control is initiated for an input image captured when a camera is driven, and then the shading compensation is performed together during a process of performing the initiated white balance control. The white balance method for performing a shading compensation includes executing a white balance for adjusting a color temperature of an input image, extracting a shading gain table corresponding to the color temperature among pre-stored shading gain tables for each color temperature during the execution of the white balance, executing a shading compensation for an image for each block of the input image by using the extracted shading gain table, and terminating the white balance..
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150009349

Method and previewing a dual-shot image


A dual-shot image preview method and apparatus is disclosed. An electronic device with dual image sensors provides a preview screen combining in real-time a partial image captured from a first image sensor and a rear image captured from a second image sensor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150009327

Image capture device for moving vehicles


A device is configured to determine location information associated with a set of image capture devices, and determine an object location associated with an object. The device is configured to select an image capture device, of the set of image capture devices, based on the location information and the object location.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
01/08/15
20150009295

Three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus and image processing method using the same


Disclosed herein are a 3d image acquisition apparatus and an image processing method using the apparatus, which combine an infrared sensor-based camera with a binocular camera, and simultaneously perform zoom-in (close-up) photographing and zoom-out photographing while processing depth-based 3d images. The proposed 3d image acquisition apparatus includes photographing unit for capturing binocular images via a plurality of cameras and capturing an rgb image and a depth image based on an infrared sensor, and image acquisition unit for correcting at least one pair of images among the binocular images and the rgb image, based on whether to use the depth image captured by the photographing unit, and then acquiring images to be provided to a user..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
01/08/15
20150009293

Method for continuation of image capture for acquiring three-dimensional geometries of objects


A method for capturing at least one sub-region of a three-dimensional geometry of at least one object, for the purpose of updating an existing virtual three-dimensional geometry of the sub-region, optionally after elements of the object present in the sub-region have been modified, removed and/or added, wherein the method includes the following steps: a) providing the existing virtual three-dimensional geometry of the object, for example, from an earlier image capture, b) capturing of two-dimensional images from which spatial information of the three-dimensional geometry of the objects is obtained, c) automatic addition of spatial information obtained to existing spatial information, if applicable d) updating the existing virtual three-dimensional geometry of the sub-region of the object based on added information, e) optionally repeating the process from step b).. .
A.tron3d Gmbh
01/08/15
20150009286

Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program, image capture device, and image display device


There are provided an image processing device, image processing method, image processing program, image capture device, and image display device that prevent increase of computational complexity in image enlargement while mitigating degradation in image quality. An image input unit inputs a planar image signal containing signal values of pixels arranged on a plane and depth information including depth values corresponding to the pixels.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
01/08/15
20150009285

Image processing device, image processing method, and image display system


An image processing device, an image processing method, and an image display system allow a driver to obtain a sense of direction and a sense of distance with wide-angle image captured by a car-mounted camera. An image processing device (40) for superimposing predetermined information on image captured by a camera (12) that attaches to a vehicle (100) and is capable of wide-angle capturing in a travelling direction of the vehicle (100) includes a controller (14) that performs control to superimpose information upon detecting, in a state of outputting image captured by the camera (12), input indicating a predetermined position in the image, the information relating to a distance between the vehicle (100) and the position indicated in the image captured by the camera (12)..
Kyocera Corporation
01/08/15
20150009248

Copy protection from capture devices for photos and videos


Embodiments provide techniques for providing copy protection from capturing a displayed image using one or more camera devices. Embodiments generate a plurality of frames, based on the received image, such that when the plurality of frames are displayed using at least a threshold refresh rate, the displayed plurality of frames appears as the received image when viewed by a user, and the displayed plurality of frames appears as one of a plurality of other images when captured by an image capture device.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
01/08/15
20150009183

Touch determining the distance between a pointer and a surface


A method for determining the distance from a tip of a pointer to a surface using a light source and a single camera, the method comprising detecting in an image captured by the camera a tip of the pointer, determining in the image captured by the camera the intensity of a set of pixels below the tip of the pointer, the intensity defining a reflection by the surface of the tip of the pointer illuminated by the light source, and determining the distance from the tip of the pointer to the surface depending upon the intensity of the set of pixels below the tip of the pointer and an intensity of pixels of the tip of the pointer in the image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
01/08/15
20150009124

Gesture based user interface


A system and method for recognition of hand gesture in computing devices. The system recognizes a hand of a user by identifying a predefined first gesture and further collects visual information related to the hand identified on the basis of the first predefined gesture.
Augumenta Ltd.
01/08/15
20150008294

Device for measuring speed and position of a vehicle moving along a guidance track, method and computer program product corresponding thereto


A device is provided for measuring speed and/or position of a vehicle moving along a guidance track, by day and by night, and doing so whatever the climatic conditions. Such a device includes at least one image capture apparatus delivering a sequence of digital images of an environment of the vehicle; an apparatus that determines the apparent motion of at least one visual index, called a primitive, between two images delivered by the image capture apparatus, so as to determine the apparent motion of said at least one visual index; and an apparatus that estimates speed and/or the position of the vehicle on the basis of the apparent motion of the at least one visual index..
J.m.r. Phi
01/08/15
20150008165

Sorting machine for sorting flat articles on edge, with article bunching being detected


A sorting machine (1) for sorting flat articles (2) on edge, which machine includes an upstream conveyor (10), and a downstream conveyor (30) that conveys the flat articles (2) by nipping them, the upstream conveyor (10) and the downstream conveyor (30) being separated by detector means (100) including an intermediate conveyor (20) provided with intermediate belts (22) that convey said flat articles (2) by nipping them, and that are associated individually with suction means (24, 25) pressing any flat article (2) against one or the other of said intermediate belts (22), image capture means (26) for capturing images of the bottoms of said flat articles (2) passing between the intermediate belts (22), and analysis and processing means (4) for analyzing and processing said images to detect any bunching of said flat articles (2).. .
Solystic
01/01/15
20150006281

Information processor, information processing method, and computer-readable medium


The control unit of the digital signage device recognizes a person who is paying attention to a content, based on an image captured by the image-taking unit during reproduction of the content, and acquires image data and voice data of the person, and sends the data to the server device. The control unit of the server device analyzes the image data and the voice data received from the digital signage device, determines whether the reaction of the person paying attention to the content is categorized as positive or negative about the content, and counts the number of determinations that a reaction to the content is categorized as positive or negative, so that the control unit calculates a fee to be charged..
Casio Computer Co, Ltd.
01/01/15
20150003747

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..
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc
01/01/15
20150003713

Method for analyzing tissue cells using hyperspectral imaging


A method and system are used to analyze the components of a tissue sample by using hyperspectral imaging. The system comprises an image capture module and a hyperspectral image analysis module.
China Medical University
01/01/15
20150002898

Apparatus for capturing, converting, and transmitting a visual image signal via a digital transmission system


An image capture, conversion, compression, storage and transmission system provides a data signal representing the image in a format and protocol capable of being transmitted over any of a plurality of readily available transmission systems and received by readily available, standard equipment receiving stations. In its most comprehensive form, the system is capable of sending and receiving audio, documentary and visual image data to and from standard remote stations readily available throughout the world..
E-watch Inc.
01/01/15
20150002871

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium


An information processing apparatus includes a sensor unit that, in accordance with an image captured at a first distance from the information processing apparatus, senses a presence of a person within a second distance set to be closer to the information processing apparatus than the first distance, and a shifting unit that sets the information processing apparatus to a first mode when the presence of the person is sensed by the sensor unit, and shifts the information processing apparatus from the first mode to a second mode that consumes power less than in the first mode when the presence of the person is no longer sensed within the second distance by the sensor unit.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
01/01/15
20150002843

Image capture device and electronic apparatus


There is provided an image capture device including a narrow-band optical irradiation system including a light source, a solid-state imaging element including an array of pixels and sensitive to a predetermined range of wavelengths, and a metal thin-film filter provided in an optical path between the optical irradiation system and the solid-state imaging element, and having a periodic microstructural pattern having a period shorter than a wavelength detected by the solid-state imaging element.. .
Sony Corporation
01/01/15
20150002699

Image capturing device having continuous image capture


Methods, devices, and systems for continuous image capturing are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes continuously capturing a sequence of images with an image capturing device.
Apple Inc.
01/01/15
20150002694

Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof


An image capturing apparatus comprises an image capturing unit configured to capture an object image, a flicker detection unit configured to detect a flicker, a generation unit configured to generate a flicker image which is affected by the flicker or appears to be affected by the flicker from an image captured by the image capturing unit when the flicker detection unit detects the flicker, a display unit configured to display an image, and a control unit configured to control the display unit to display an image which is not affected by the flicker and the flicker image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
01/01/15
20150002656

System and optical reading of markings printed on a face of an ophthalmic lens


A system for the optical reading of markings printed on an ophthalmic lens (2), includes an image capture device (26), a light source (15) and a support (18, 31) which are configured so that, when the lens is received by the support with a masking element (39) which covers the markings, the source illuminates the lens while rendering the markings visible to the device; and a mobile element on which the source is fixed and which admits a retracted position where it is distanced from the support and a working position where it surrounds at least partially the support and the source looks at the support and these latter are configured so that the source illuminates a rim (34) of the lens so that the light penetrates into its mass (35) and reaches the masking element (33) through the lens.. .
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optiqu E)
01/01/15
20150002647

Vein projector capable of image calibration and image calibration


A vein projector capable of image calibration is disclosed, which includes a first image capture module for capturing an infrared (ir) image of a vein, a control circuit, a camera lens for projecting an image, and a second image capture module for capturing the projected image. The control circuit is configured to generate an image for projection from the captured ir image.
Linksens Technology Inc.
01/01/15
20150002620

Image display device and method thereof


Disclosed are an image display device and a method thereof capable of detecting a distance between an obstacle included in a distorted image captured by a wide angle camera and a vehicle to thus prevent an occurrence of an accident in which the vehicle collides with the obstacle so as to damaged, in advance. The image display device includes: a storage unit configured to store obstacle characteristic images previously captured from multiple viewpoints; an image capture unit configured to capture images of a surrounding area of a vehicle; a controller configured to detect an obstacle from the captured images on the basis of the images captured by the image capture unit and the obstacle characteristic images, and generate warning information when a distance value between the vehicle and the obstacle is equal to or smaller than a first pre-set distance value; and a display unit configured to display the generated warning information..
Lg Electronics Inc.
01/01/15
20150002607

Portable video communication system


A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device..
Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 Llc
12/25/14
20140379211

Event data recorder having traffic monitoring and warning function within safe range


An event data recorder providing traffic monitoring and warning functions within a safe range is revealed. The event data recorder includes a main body, a plurality of image capture units for capturing an image outside the vehicle and generating an image signal, a vehicle signal capture unit capturing a vehicle signal and sending the vehicle signal into the main body, a sound capture unit that records engine and environmental sounds to generate a sound signal, a storage unit for storage of data.
Create Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140378762

Wireless communication system, wireless terminal apparatus, and storage medium


There is provided a wireless communication system including a wireless capsule including an imaging section, a posture control section, a first wireless communication section which transmits an image captured by the imaging section and receives a control signal for controlling the posture control section, and a power supply section which supplies power to the imaging section and the posture control section, and a wireless terminal apparatus including a second wireless communication section which receives the image transmitted from the first wireless communication section, and transmits the control signal, a display control section which performs a control in a manner that the image is displayed on a display section, a posture detection section which detects a posture of the display section, and a generation section which generates the control signal based on a posture signal detected by the posture detection section.. .
Sony Corporation
12/25/14
20140376778

License plate recognition system and location forecasting


A license plate recognition system may include a vehicle and an analysis server. The vehicle may include an image capture device and an on-board device.
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
12/25/14
20140376772

Device, operating method and computer-readable recording medium for generating a signal by detecting facial movement


A device for generating signal by detecting facial movement and operating method thereof is provided, which includes: an image capture unit, and a processing unit. The image capture unit for obtaining an image series.
Utechzone Co., Ltd
12/25/14
20140376769

Method for detecting large size and passenger vehicles from fixed cameras


A method for detecting parking occupancy includes receiving video data from a sequence of frames taken from an associated image capture device monitoring a parking area. The method includes determining at least one candidate region in the parking area.
Xerox Corporation
12/25/14
20140376768

Systems and methods for tracking location of movable target object


An automated process uses a local positioning system to acquire location (i.e., position and orientation) data for one or more movable target objects. In cases where the target objects have the capability to move under computer control, this automated process can use the measured location data to control the position and orientation of such target objects.
The Boeing Company
12/25/14
20140375848

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program


An apparatus and a method capable of effectively eliminating flicker are provided. Flicker which occurs in a captured image captured under a lighting environment such as a fluorescent light having a luminance change is effectively eliminated or reduced.
Sony Corporation
12/25/14
20140375847

Image capturing apparatus, image capturing system, and image capturing method


An image capturing apparatus includes: an optical system that provides an aberration to incident light; an image capturing unit that transforms the light passing through the optical system into pixels to capture an image; and an inverse transform unit that performs inverse transform processing on the image captured by the image capturing unit in a predetermined range on an optical axis of the optical system using an inverse transform filter that causes frequency characteristics of pixels in an output image in two or more of defocus positions within the predetermined range to include at least one frequency characteristic with a larger value and at least one frequency characteristic with a smaller value with respect to frequency characteristic of pixels in an ideal image of a subject.. .
12/25/14
20140375841

Image capture apparatus and image capture method in which an image is processed by a plurality of image processing devices


An image capture system is provided that increases processing speed after an image is captured and also increases the rate at which data is read from an image capture device during a shooting sequence. The image capture system includes an image capture device for capturing an object image and converting the captured object image into an electrical signal, a plurality of image processing devices, and a distribution device for distributing the electrical signal from the image capture device to the plurality of image processing devices.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
12/25/14
20140375828

Apparatus, systems, and methods for capturing and displaying an image


The present disclosure, in its many aspects, describes devices, methods, and systems for capturing, downloading, transmitting, processing, editing and/or displaying an image, such as an image captured by a camera at a social event. In one aspect a photo booth is provided.
Amigobooth, Llc
12/25/14
20140375815

Image processing device


An exposure level determination unit (33) determines, for a region of interest in an original image captured by a camera (2) using a first exposure level in a control cycle at a predetermined time point, a second exposure level which is an exposure level for the next control cycle, by calculating a transparent pixel saturation rate which is a ratio of transparent pixels having a saturated gradation value among transparent pixels in the region of interest, and changing the first exposure level according to the transparent pixel saturation rate.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140375813

Integrated control system and method using surveillance camera for vehicle


An integrated control system and method using a vehicle surveillance camera, the method including: receiving vehicle license plate number information obtained by analyzing an image captured using the vehicle surveillance camera, from the vehicle surveillance camera via a server; receiving time information and position information about when and where the captured image was generated, from the vehicle surveillance camera via the server; and constructing a database by referring to the vehicle license plate number information, the time information, and the position information received via the server.. .
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140375807

Camera activity system


A vehicle may be equipped with one or more cameras, each of which may be connected to a storage medium. In turn, the storage medium may be connected to a transmitter that may be used to transmit images (still or video) to a remote server.
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
12/25/14
20140375773

Use of overlap areas to optimize bundle adjustment


Novel tools and techniques for defining a search range for conjugate points in a set of images. In one technique, an intra-overlap area in two images can be used to define a search range in which a conjugate point can be found; in an aspect, this search range might be expressed as a distance range from a station at which one or both of the two images were captured.
Trimble Navigation Limited
12/25/14
20140375759

Method and distributed image processing in cameras for minimizing artifacts in stitched images


A method for coordinated adjustment of a first image captured by a first camera and a second image captured by a second camera includes determining a first set of image processing parameters from the first image and a second set of image processing parameters from the second image, transmitting the first set of image processing parameters to a master, the master not being the first camera; combining at least the first and second sets of processing parameters into a combined or composite set of parameters; transmitting the composite parameters from the master to the first camera; and using a processor of the first camera to apply the composite parameters to the first image, and a processor of the second camera to apply composite parameters to the second image. An apparatus has at least two cameras configured to implement the method..
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
12/25/14
20140375758

Method and dynamically adjusting aspect ratio of images during a video call


A method and apparatus for dynamically adjusting an aspect ratio of an image during a video call is described herein. Specifically, a method for dynamically adjusting the aspect ratio of an image during a video call may include obtaining at least one display parameter of a display device, performing a comparison of the at least one display parameter to at least one image capture parameter of a capture device, capturing an original image, modifying the original image based on the comparison performed, wherein the modified image has an adjusted aspect ratio different from an aspect ratio of the original image, and sending the modified image to the display device..
Vonage Network Llc
12/25/14
20140375752

Virtual window


Novel tools and techniques are provided for displaying video. In some embodiments, novel tools and techniques might be provided for sensing the presence and/or position of a user in a room, and/or for customizing displayed content (including video call content, media content, and/or the like) based on the sensed presence and/or position of the user.
Biscotti Inc.
12/25/14
20140375613

Object location determination


An apparatus for determining a position of an object on a planar surface is provided. The apparatus includes a conical mirror having an axis that is perpendicular to the planar surface and a time-of-flight sensor array having a spatial relationship to the conical mirror such that a field of view of the time of flight sensor array is reflected radially from the conical mirror in a plurality of directions across the planar surface.
1 Oak Technologies, Llc
12/25/14
20140375554

Method and system for presenting at least one image of at least one application on a display device


The present invention comprises a method for presenting at least one image of at least one application on a display device, comprising the following steps: a) (140) provision of at least one first image of the application to a processing device; b) capture of at least one second image of at least one body part of at least one user (22) using at least one capturing device (20); c) coupling of the at least one second image to the processing device; d) presentation of the at least one first image provided in step a) (140) on the display device, wherein the presentation in step d) uses at least one presentation parameter, the at least one value of the at least one presentation parameter depending on at least one position value correlated with the position of the at least one body part in the at least one second image captured in step b) (110). The invention further relates to a corresponding system for presenting at least one image of an application..
Sensomotoric Instruments Gesellschaft FÜr Innovative Sensorik Mbh
12/25/14
20140375546

Storage medium having stored therein information processing program, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and calculating designated position


An example of an information processing apparatus calculates a first position using imaging information based on an image captured by an imaging device. The information processing apparatus calculates a second position using a detection result of a sensor.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140375493

Locally measured movement smoothing of gnss position fixes


A method of improving position determination of a device using locally measured movement. A first position fix of a global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver system of a device is accessed.
Trimble Navigation Limited
12/25/14
20140375217

Visible light communications using a remote control


According to one aspect of the disclosure, a lighting system comprises a remote control unit (4) and at least one lighting device (2a, 2b, 2c) comprising a light driver (13) and a light emitter (14). The remote control unit (4) comprises an image capturing unit (5) and is arranged to control the lighting device (2a, 2b, 2c).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


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