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 Method and system for unsynchronized structured lighting patent thumbnailMethod and system for unsynchronized structured lighting
A system and method to capture the surface geometry a three-dimensional object in a scene using unsynchronized structured lighting is disclosed. The method and system includes a pattern projector configured and arranged to project a sequence of image patterns onto the scene at a pattern frame rate, a camera configured and arranged to capture a sequence of unsynchronized image patterns of the scene at an image capture rate, and a processor configured and arranged to synthesize a sequence of synchronized image frames from the unsynchronized image patterns of the scene.
Brown University


 Controller applied to a three-dimensional (3d) capture device and 3d image capture device patent thumbnailController applied to a three-dimensional (3d) capture device and 3d image capture device
A controller applied to a three-dimensional (3d) capture device includes an input circuit, an object distance generator, and an output circuit. The input circuit is used for receiving at least two images, wherein the at least two images are used for synthesizing a 3d image.
Eys3d Microelectronics, Co.


 Display control device, display control system, and display control method patent thumbnailDisplay control device, display control system, and display control method
According to an embodiment, a display control device includes hardware processing circuitry. The hardware processing circuitry programmed to acquire event information indicating an event and event position information indicating a location of the event, the event detected from an image captured by an imager; calculate a priority for displaying the event information based on at least one of the event position information or the event information; determine a display format of the event information based at least in part on the priority; and cause a display to display the event information in accordance with the display format determined..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


 Preview image presentation method and apparatus, and terminal patent thumbnailPreview image presentation method and apparatus, and terminal
A preview image presentation method includes acquiring, by a terminal, an image captured by a camera; and presenting, on a screen of the terminal, a first preview image and a second preview image that are generated according to the image, where a size of the second preview image is less than a size of the first preview image. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, on an existing basis of displaying a first preview image in a full screen manner, a second preview image that is smaller than the first preview image may be presented additionally, so that a user can adjust photographic composition according to the second preview image, thereby enhancing a photography effect and improving user photography experience..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


 Image capture apparatus and  controlling the same patent thumbnailImage capture apparatus and controlling the same
A moving image, obtained by an image capture unit for obtaining light-field data, is successively displayed. When displaying an assistance display indicating information related to light-field data to be obtained with present shooting parameters together with the moving image, the assistance display is controlled such that during moving image recording is being performed, visibility of the moving image is not degraded by the assistance display in comparison to a case where moving image recording is not being performed..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Device with a camera and a screen patent thumbnailDevice with a camera and a screen
A device has a camera and a screen for displaying an image captured by the camera. A user specifies desired modification to an image displayed on the screen to produce a desired modified image.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


 Techniques to select and configure media for media messaging patent thumbnailTechniques to select and configure media for media messaging
Techniques to select and configure media for media messaging using an adaptive selection interface are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a user interface component operative to receive a control activation for an image inclusion control; instantiate a hybrid image inclusion interface, the hybrid image inclusion interface comprising at least an image capture interface portion and an image repository interface portion; receive an interface activation for one of the image capture interface portion and the image repository interface portion; transition the image capture interface portion to a full-screen image capture interface where the interface activation is for the image capture interface portion; and transition the image repository interface portion to an expanded image repository interface where the interface activation is for the image repository interface portion.
Whatsapp Inc.


 Microlens for a phase detection auto focus (phaf) pixel of a composite grid structure patent thumbnailMicrolens for a phase detection auto focus (phaf) pixel of a composite grid structure
An image sensor for high angular response discrimination is provided. A plurality of pixels comprises a phase detection autofocus (pdaf) pixel and an image capture pixel.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactuing Co., Ltd.


 Image display device, image display method and storage medium patent thumbnailImage display device, image display method and storage medium
An image display device including a display unit and a computing device that is operable to function as units including a clipping unit which clips an image of one portion from a fisheye image captured by using a fisheye lens as a clipping target area, a correcting unit which corrects distortion of the image clipped by the clipping unit, a specifying unit which specifies a vertical direction of a corrected image acquired by the correcting unit, based on orientation information when the fisheye image is captured, and a display control unit which controls the corrected image to be displayed on the display unit based on the vertical direction specified by the specifying unit.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


 Method and system for tracking objects between cameras patent thumbnailMethod and system for tracking objects between cameras
A method, system and non-transitory computer readable storage medium, the computer-implemented method comprising: receiving a first image captured by a first capture device, the first images depicting first objects; obtaining a kinematic value for each of the first objects; receiving a second image captured by a second capture device, the second images depicting second objects; and analyzing the first and second images and the kinematic value, to determine transition parameters related to transition of objects from a first field of view of the first capture device to a second field of view of the second capture device, wherein the first capture device and the second capture device are calibrated, wherein a gap exists between the first and the second fields of view, and wherein said transition parameters are usable for associating further objects captured by the first capture device with corresponding objects captured by the second capture device.. .

Information processing apparatus

Provided is an information processing apparatus configured to improve visibility for a user when presentation information is projected and displayed on a target object. The information processing apparatus includes an image capture device and a display device.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image recognition system that performs code detection and image recognition concurrently

An image recognition system includes an imaging device and a processor. The processor is configured to detect an image of an article within an image captured by the imaging device, in response to detection of the image of the article, start a code detection process and an image recognition process to select one or more candidates.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Object detection apparatus, vehicle provided with object detection apparatus, and non-transitory recording medium

An object detection apparatus includes an imaging unit installed in a vehicle that images the surroundings of the vehicle and a controller that changes, in accordance with driving conditions of the vehicle, at least one of a position of at least one region among regions in which object detection is performed in an image captured by the imaging unit, a shape of at least one of the regions, and the number of regions, the regions including a first region and a second region wider than the first region.. .
Kyocera Corporation

Shared image database with geographic navigation

There is disclosed a method and device for operating an image database shared by a plurality of users. In an embodiment, each image captured by a user and stored in a shared image database is associating with the geographic coordinates of the location at which the image was captured.
Blackberry Limited

Imaging microscope samples

A microscope scanning apparatus is provided comprising a detector array for obtaining an image from a sample and a sample holder adapted to hold the sample when in use and to move relative to the detector array along a scan path. A controller is further provided to monitor the position of the sample holder relative to the detector array and to trigger image capture by the detector array in accordance with said monitored position..
Ffei Limited

Imaging device

An image capture device according to the present disclosure includes: a lens optical system l; an image sensor n on which light that has passed through the lens optical system l is incident and which includes at least a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels; and an array of optical elements k which is arranged between the lens optical system and the image sensor. The lens optical system has a first optical region d1 which transmits mostly light vibrating in the direction of a first polarization axis and a second optical region d2 which transmits mostly light vibrating in the direction of a second polarization axis that is different from the direction of the first polarization axis.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Hardness test apparatus and hardness testing method

The present invention includes: an image capturer capturing an image of the sample to be measured; an image acquirer acquiring image data of the sample captured by the image capturer; a pattern searcher performing, on the image data of the sample acquired by the image acquirer, pattern searching process using a pattern image selected based on the sample and identifying a position in the image matching the pattern image; a profile extractor extracting a profile of the sample based on the position in the image identified by the pattern searcher; a calculator calculating a hardness measurement position of the sample based on the profile extracted by the profile extractor; and a measurer executing hardness testing on the sample based on the hardness measurement position calculated by the calculator and measuring the hardness of the sample.. .
Mitutoyo Corporation

Augmented reality maps

A user points a handheld communication device to capture and display a real-time video stream. The handheld communication device detects geographic position, camera direction, and tilt of the image capture device.
Apple Inc.

Dynamic attraction inference in route recommendations

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

Human detection system for construction machine

A human detection system may detect the presence of a human around a shovel by using an image captured by an imaging device attached to the shovel. Also, the human detection system may have an extracting part that extracts a part of the captured image as an identification process target image, and an identifying part that identifies whether an image included in the identification process target image is an image of a human.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Root canal treating device

A root canal treatment apparatus includes a root canal treatment hand piece having a visible light camera which captures a visible light image of a tooth as a target of interest, and circuitry which detects a position of the root canal treating hand piece, and instructs display of three images corresponding to at least a tip position of a cutting tool attached to the root canal treating hand piece, an x-ray cross-sectional image of the tooth captured by x-ray ct image capturing beforehand, and the visible light image captured by the visible light camera such that the three images are displayed on a display in an overlapping manner in positional correspondence with one another, based on information on the position of the root canal treating hand piece detected by the circuitry.. .
J. Morita Mfg. Corp.

Photo-realistic shallow depth-of-field rendering from focal stacks

Generating an image with a selected level of background blur includes capturing, by a first image capture device, a plurality of frames of a scene, wherein each of the plurality of frames has a different focus depth, obtaining a depth map of the scene, determining a target object and a background in the scene based on the depth map, determining a goal blur for the background, and selecting, for each pixel in an output image, a corresponding pixel from the focus stack.. .
Apple Inc.

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.

Image capture apparatus, information processing apparatus, image capture system, control methods for the same, and program

An image capture apparatus capable of communicating with an external apparatus via a network has a change unit configured to change an image capture position of image capturing means for capturing an image of an object. In response to a request received from an external apparatus, the image capture apparatus generates a response including a first field in which the operation state of the change unit is described, and sends the generated response to the external apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image capture apparatus, image capture system, control methods for the same, and program

An image capture apparatus capable of communicating with an external apparatus via a network, the image capture apparatus comprises a change unit that changes an image capture position of image capturing unit for capturing an image of an object, a generation unit that, in response to a request received from the external apparatus, generates a response including a first field in which an image capture position changed by the change unit is described, and a sending unit that sends the response to the external apparatus. If the change unit is in initialization, the generation unit generates the response by, in the first field, describing a predetermined value within a changing range of the image capture position changed by the change unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods for adjusting control parameters on an image capture device

A computer-implementable method of adjusting a control parameter of an image capture device includes detecting, determining, and transmitting. At an interactive display device, a substantially continuous user selection of values of a control parameter of the image capture device is detected from user manipulation of a continuously-variable input control of the interactive display device.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Vision assistive devices and user interfaces

Vision assistive device and user interface are disclosed. In some embodiments, a vision assistive device includes a housing having a base for positioning the housing on a surface; one or more imaging units disposed along a top portion of the housing, each imaging unit being angled downward so a central axis of the imaging unit forms an acute angle with the surface so the imaging unit captures a target image from a target object; and a control system accommodated within the housing, the control system being connected to the one or more imaging units to process the target image captured by each imaging unit and to output the target image to a user..
Freedom Scientific, Inc.

Depth map calculation in a stereo camera system

A method for generating a depth map is described. The method includes obtaining a first image of a scene from a first image capture unit, the first image having a first depth-of-field (dof), obtaining a second image of the scene from a second image capture unit, the second image having a second dof that is different than the first dof.
Apple Inc.

System and identifying a condition of rotary machine components

An imaging and analysis system for a component of a rotary machine includes an image capture device operable to capture image data from at least one selected type of electromagnetic radiation that is at least one of reflected from and transmitted through the component. The system also includes an image processor configured to generate processed data from the captured image data.
General Electric Company

System and determining demographic information

With reference to fig. 1, we provide a system for monitoring pedestrians, the system including: a data capture system including a data capture device; a computer system communicatively coupled to the data capture system and configured to receive data from the image capture system representative of a portion of a pedestrian, said portion including at least a foot or item of footwear of the pedestrian; wherein the computer system is operable to count pedestrian footfall and/or to determine a demographic property of the pedestrian based on the data representative of the foot or item of footwear of the pedestrian..
Hoxton Analytics Limited

Computer-readable medium, information processing device, and information processing method

A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores an association program causing a computer to function as: an extracting unit that extracts a person, a container, and a product from an image captured by a camera; a first specification unit that specifies a movement of the product being transferred into or from the container; and an association unit that associates a person who has a predetermined relationship with the container into or from which the product is transferred in a case where the first specification unit specifies the movement of the product being transferred into or from the container.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method and computer-readable non-transitory medium

A biometric authentication device performing an authentication based on a similarity between a biometric image that is an object of comparing and an enrolled biometric image, includes: a storage configured to store a plurality of model images generated by changing a bending angle of a joint of a biometric model and correction information of each of the plurality of model images; a biometric sensor configured to capture a biometric image that is an object of comparing; and a processor configured to execute a process, the process including: determining similarities between the biometric image captured by the biometric sensor and the plurality of model images; selecting a model image based on the similarities; reading correction information corresponding to the model image that is selected, from the storage; and correcting one of the biometric image captured by the biometric sensor or the enrolled biometric image based on the correction information.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Method and system to create custom, user-specific eyewear

Systems and methods for creating fully custom products from scratch without exclusive use of off-the-shelf or pre-specified components. A system for creating custom products includes an image capture device for capturing image data and/or measurement data of a user.
Bespoke, Inc.

Device mounting apparatus and device mounting method

A mounting apparatus for mounting a device onto a substrate includes a table that holds the substrate, a mounting head that carries a device to be mounted on the substrate, a camera that is movable to a position between the table and the mounting head and includes a first imager that captures an image of the substrate on the table and a second imager that captures images of the device carried by the mounting head, a third imager that captures an image of a first device mounted on the substrate, and a controller that controls the mounting head to position a second device to be mounted on the substrate and being carried by the mounting head based on a position of the first device that is determined based on the image captured by the third imager.. .
Fujitsu Component Limited

Rail track asset survey system

The present application involves a railroad track asset surveying system comprising an image capture sensor, a location determining system, and an image processor. The image capture sensor is mounted to a railroad vehicle.

Systems and methods for planning and navigation

The present disclosure is directed to a planning and navigation method. The planning and navigation method includes obtaining a plurality of images, rendering the plurality of images in three dimensions, automatically segmenting the plurality of images to demarcate a target area, and automatically determining a treatment plan based on the target area.
Covidien Lp

X-ray imaging apparatus and control method thereof

An x-ray imaging apparatus and control method thereof precisely designates an imaging region and reduces user fatigue by designating a segmentation imaging region using an image of a target object captured by a camera and automatically controlling an x-ray generator according to the designated segmentation imaging region. The x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray generator to perform x-ray imaging of a target object by generating and irradiating x-rays, an image capturer to capture an image of the target object, an image display to display the image captured by the image capturer, an input part to receive designation of a region for which segmentation imaging is to be performed on the image displayed on the image display, and a controller to control the x-ray generator to perform segmentation imaging with respect to the designated region..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Ophthalmic device, method and system

The present invention relates to an eye testing and image capture device for testing and examination of an eye comprising an image display device to display an image for viewing by an eye to be tested; an image capture device to capture an image of the eye; a beam splitter positioned to split light between the image capture device and the image display device; and a lighting array for illuminating the eye wherein the lighting array comprises a first array positioned at a first angle to the eye and a second array positioned at a second angle to the eye and the first array and second array comprise two or more different light types. The present invention also relates to a method of obtaining eye test data and one or more image of an eye as well as to a system and method of screening a patient using the device and method..
Ingeneus Pty Ltd

System and capturing and displaying images

Apparatus, systems, and methods for capturing and displaying images so as to create a new way of visualizing images and to provide applications in virtual reality environments are disclosed. A particular embodiment is configured to: capture an image at a position defined as a start point using the image capture device; move or rotate the image capture device in a circular path to capture a sequence of still images based on a time interval or an angle of rotation determined by the sensor device; and stay the image capture device in a fixed location for a certain period of time to enable the automatic capture of one or more video clips by use of the image capture device..
Holumino Limited

Adaptive analyzer of sensitivity difference of same color pixels and adaptive corrector of sensitivity difference of same color pixels

According to an embodiment, an adaptive analyzer of sensitivity difference of same color pixels analyzes a sensitivity difference of same color pixels of an image sensor. The same color pixels are divided into first and second groups.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Image capturing apparatus and control the same

An image capturing apparatus comprises an image capturing unit configured to capture an object, a display unit configured to display a video image captured by the capturing unit, an extracting unit configured to extract an area of the video image that is within a display range displayed by the display unit and is smaller than the display range, a detecting unit configured to detect a change in a position or attitude of the apparatus, and a display control unit configured to perform control so that an area of the video image that is within the display range displayed by the display unit and is not extracted by the extracting unit is larger on a side in a direction in which the position or attitude of the apparatus changes.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods and apparatuses for capturing image frames with interlaced exposure

An apparatus and a method for capturing image frames using interlaced exposure. The apparatus includes a digital camera and a memory.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Mobile terminal and controlling the same

A mobile terminal includes first and second cameras located on a rear side of the terminal. A controller is included that is configured to cause the display to display a first preview image of a first image received from the first camera, where the first preview image includes an image object corresponding to a specific subject.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Directed image capture

A process is provided for graphically guiding a user of a capture device (e.g., smartphone) to more accurately capture a series of images of a building. Images are captured as the picture taker moves around the building—taking a plurality (e.g., 4-16) of images from multiple angles and distances.
Hover Inc.

Autofocus camera using face detection and controlling the camera

An autofocus method of a camera, having an actuator controlling the position of a lens in an open-loop mode, includes receiving and analyzing an image captured using the lens and generating a face detection signal indicating whether a face is detected based on the analysis result. The size of the face is calculated when the face is detected, and a start position of the lens is determined based on the size of the face.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Display control apparatus to perform predetermined process on captured image

A display control apparatus includes a plurality of image capture units, an output unit, a behavior detection unit, a situation detection unit, a display image generation unit, and a display control unit. The image capture units capture images in different directions.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Image capturing apparatus, control method therefor and storage medium

An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor having a pair of focus detection pixels; a detection circuit for performing, on a pair of image signals that were obtained from each of the focus detection pixels, shift processing for relatively shifting the pair of image signals, and detecting a phase difference of the pair of image signals; a switching circuit for switching between a starlit sky image capture mode and a normal image capture mode; and a control circuit for performing control such that a shift amount of one step by which the pair of image signals are relatively shifted in the starlit sky image capture mode is smaller than a shift amount of one step by which the pair of image signals are relatively shifted in the normal image capture mode.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Apparatus and information processing and program

An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire restriction information about imaging functions from an imaging device connected to a network, a setting control unit configured to display a setting window in which after a parameter for one imaging function is selected, selectable parameters for other imaging functions are restricted in accordance with the selected parameter on the basis of the restriction information so that the imaging functions to be used are selected, and an information processing unit configured to acquire image information about an image captured using the selected imaging functions via the network.. .
Sony Corporation

Mobile terminal and control the mobile terminal

A mobile terminal including a display: a wireless communication unit configured to pair the mobile terminal with a doorlock device; and a controller configured to receive an image captured by the doorlock device, display the received image on the display, and control the doorlock device based on a touch input applied to the displayed image.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Response to a machinine-readable link

A system receives a user identifier and a link identifier to identify a machine-readable link in an image captured by a first device. In response to determining that the user identifier indicates a user having an administrative privilege with respect to the machine-readable link, the system sends, to the first device, a response containing information to allow performance of management with respect to the machine-readable link..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Dispositif de prise d'image a eclairage integre et procede de realisation du dispositif

An image capture device to produce images of an object in contact with or in immediate proximity to the device comprises a sensor and illumination means capable of emitting a first type of radiation to illuminate an object in order to obtain an image thereof, the sensor comprising pixels that are sensitive to a second type of radiation dependent on the first type of radiation emitted by the illumination means. The sensor is formed on a monolithic substrate comprising multiple passages that are transparent to the first type of radiation.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives





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