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Image processing device and method, and program

Sony

Image processing device and method, and program

Image processor, 3d image capture device, image processing method, and image processing program

Panasonic Intellectual Property Of America

Image processor, 3d image capture device, image processing method, and image processing program

Image processor, 3d image capture device, image processing method, and image processing program

Samsung Electronics

Method and apparatus for controlling camera for color calibration of multi-displays

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
05/21/15
20150142537
 Receiving product/service information and content based on a captured image patent thumbnailnew patent Receiving product/service information and content based on a captured image
A device receives an image captured by a user device at an event or at an event location, and analyzes the captured image to determine the event or the event location. The device analyzes the captured image to determine an entity associated with the event or the event location, and determines, based on the captured image, a product, a service, and/or content associated with the event, the event location, and/or the entity.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
05/21/15
20150139497
 Liveness detection patent thumbnailnew patent Liveness detection
An image of a portion of a person's body is accessed, the image having been captured by an image capture device. Using the image, measurements of characteristics in the image are obtained, the characteristics in the image having been selected based on a statistical analysis of characteristics (i) in a plurality of first images taken directly of a person and (ii) in a plurality of second images taken of an image of a person.
Accenture Global Services Limited
05/21/15
20150138527
 Depth  estimating image capture device patent thumbnailnew patent Depth estimating image capture device
This image capture device includes: a light-transmitting section 1 that is made up of a plurality of portions 1ab, each including diffraction regions 1d1, 1d2 that diffract incoming light, a transparent region 1clr that transmits the incoming light without diffracting it, and polarization regions 1p1, 1p2 arranged so as to overlap at least partially with the diffraction regions 1d1, 1d2; an image sensor in which a plurality of unit elements are arranged two-dimensionally on an imaging area, wherein each of the unit elements includes a first photosensitive cell, a second photosensitive cell, and a polarization filter arranged so as to face the first photosensitive cell; and an imaging section configured to obtain images produced on the imaging area by the light transmitted through the transparent region and by the light transmitted through the diffraction region.. .
Panasonic Corporation
05/21/15
20150138417
 Viewfinder wearable, at least in part, by human operator patent thumbnailnew patent Viewfinder wearable, at least in part, by human operator
A system embodiment may include at least one camera wearable, at least in part, by a human operator. The at least one camera may have, when enabled, at least one active field of view that may be captured by the at least one camera in response, at least in part, to image capture actuation by the human operator.
05/21/15
20150138399
 Systems and methods for generating composite images of long documents using mobile video data patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for generating composite images of long documents using mobile video data
Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed and include: initiating a capture operation using an image capture component of the mobile device, the capture operation comprising; capturing video data; and estimating a plurality of motion vectors corresponding to motion of the image capture component during the capture operation. The systems, techniques, and computer program products also include detecting a document depicted in the video data; tracking a position of the detected document throughout the video data; selecting a plurality of images using the image capture component of the mobile device, wherein the selection is based at least in part on: the tracked position of the detected document; and the estimated motion vectors; and generating a composite image based on at least some of the selected plurality of images..
Kofax, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138391
 Image capture accelerator patent thumbnailnew patent Image capture accelerator
An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine.
Gopro, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138377
 Systems and methods for lens characterization patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for lens characterization
Methods and systems for analyzing camera lenses and presenting information regarding camera lenses performance are described. An interactive user interface is provided over a network for display on a user terminal by a computer system.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
05/21/15
20150138352
 Image processing device, system, image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device, system, image processing method
According to an embodiment, an image processing device includes a processor and a memory. The processor acquires a first image captured at a first timing by an imager that is mounted on a movable body.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
05/21/15
20150138350
 Device for acquisition and measurement of geometric data of at least one motif associated with a spectacle frame glass and associated method patent thumbnailnew patent Device for acquisition and measurement of geometric data of at least one motif associated with a spectacle frame glass and associated method
This data acquisition and measuring device for acquisition and measurement of geometric data for at least one motif associated with a glass for a spectacle frame, for the manufacture of ophthalmic lenses, similar or complementary to the glass, comprises a support capable of holding the glass, an illuminator for illuminating this support, a video imaging system for capturing images oriented towards the support and capable of capturing at least two images of the contour of the glass placed on the support, and a signal analyzer and processor that receive at the input each image captured by the video imaging system. The analyzer and processor is capable of measuring the distance from at least one point of the form contour of the glass to a reference plane based on said images..
Luneau Technology Operations
05/21/15
20150138341
 Apparatus and  selectively inspecting component sidewalls patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and selectively inspecting component sidewalls
A component inspection process includes positioning a component (e.g., a semiconductor component or other object) such that component sidewalls are disposed along an optical path corresponding to sidewall beam splitters configured for receiving sidewall illumination provided by a set of sidewall illuminators, and transmitting this sidewall illumination therethrough, toward and to component sidewalls. Sidewall illumination incident upon component sidewalls is reflected from the component sidewalls back toward the sidewall beam splitters, which reflect or redirect this reflected sidewall illumination along an optical path corresponding to an image capture device for sidewall image capture to enable component sidewall inspection.
Semiconductor Technologies And Instruments Pte Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138326
new patent

Display apparatus and control method thereof


Provided are a display apparatus for three-dimensional (3d) communication and a control method thereof. The display apparatus includes: a communicator configured to transmit and receive information for the 3d image communication; an image processor configured to process a received image received through the communicator and to process a first image captured by a first imaging device and a second image captured by a second imaging device; a displayer configured to display the processed first image and the processed second image; and a controller configured to, in response to a first characteristic value of the first image and a second characteristic value of the second image being different from each other, calibrate at least one of the first image and the second image so that the first characteristic value is equal to the second characteristic value..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138323
new patent

Image processing device and method, and program


There is provided an image processing device including capturing portions that respectively capture a first image and a second image that form an image for a right eye and an image for a left eye which can be stereoscopically viewed in three dimensions, a comparison portion that compares the first image and the second image captured by the capturing portions, a determination portion that determines, based on a comparison result of the comparison portion, which of the first image and the second image is the image for the right eye and which is the image for the left eye, and an output portion that outputs each of the first image and the second image, as the image for the right eye and the image for the left eye, based on a determination result of the determination portion.. .
Sony Corporation
05/21/15
20150138319
new patent

Image processor, 3d image capture device, image processing method, and image processing program


An image processor 7 includes: an in-focus area extracting section 72 that extracts an in-focus area of two images with parallax; a color conversion matrix calculating section 73 that obtains a color conversion matrix between the two images by reference to information about the colors of pixels that are included in the in-focus area of the two images; and a color conversion section 74 that converts the color of one of the two images by using the color conversion matrix.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America
05/21/15
20150138308
new patent

Video transmission


Disclosed is a method of transmitting video via a network and a user device and computer program product configured to implement the method. The method comprises transmitting video of one or more users, received from an image capture device, to at least another user device via the network; receiving information about a communication channel between the user device and the other user device and/or about one or more resources of the user device and/or the other user device; selecting characteristics from a plurality of visual user characteristics based on the received information; and controlling the video based on detection of the selected characteristics to track the selected characteristics..
Microsoft Corporation
05/21/15
20150138302
new patent

System and not displaying duplicate images in a video conference


A video conference is established between a first video device and a second video device. The first video device captures a first participant's images in the video conference.
Avaya Inc.
05/21/15
20150138221
new patent

Method and controlling camera for color calibration of multi-displays


A method for controlling a camera for color calibration of multi-displays including: acquiring a first image of data displayed on the multi-displays by photographing the multi-displays with the camera; analyzing color of the data displayed on at least one individual display from among the multi-displays using the acquired first image; determining image capture settings suitable for the color calibration of the multi-displays, based on a result of the analyzing; adjusting the image capture settings of the camera in accordance with the determined image capture settings; acquiring a second image of the data displayed on the multi-displays by photographing the multi-displays with the camera using the adjusted image capture settings of the camera; and performing color calibration of the multi-displays based on the second image.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
05/14/15
20150135093

Transferring information among devices using sensors


Data provided on a first computing device is represented by a graphical object displayed on a screen. A user can initiate an “attach event” with a gesture to enable the graphical object to be associated and/or virtually attached to the user and/or a user's hand/fingers.
05/14/15
20150134115

Commanding a mobile robot using glyphs


A method of operating a robot includes receiving image data from an image capture device of the robot. The image data is representative of a glyph viewed by the image capture device on the display of a computing device within a field of view of the image capture device.
05/14/15
20150133791

Artery visualization device and artery imaging device


[solution] an artery visualization device (10) includes en irradiation unit (30) which irradiates the near-infrared light emitted from a light source (32) toward a back-side skin surface (22) at a visualization site (20) where a to-be-punctured artery (21) is running, a ht guiding part (40) which encapsulates the light source and is pressed against the back-side skin surface and which is formed with a material of transmitting the near-infrared light emitted from the light, source and suppressing reflection of the near-infrared light on the surface of the back-side skin surface, an optical filter (50) which blocks visible light and transmits the near-infrared light passing through a front-side skin surface (23) at the visualization site, a camera (60) (an imaging unit) which receives the near-infrared light passing through the optical filter to capture an image of the visualization site (20), and a monitor (70) (a display unit) which displays the image captured by the camera.. .
05/14/15
20150131867

Treatment recommending system of plant symptoms, method and non-transitory computer-readable medium


A treatment recommending system of plant symptom includes an operation interface, an image capture unit, a processing unit and a storage unit for storing plant symptom data and diagnostic data. The processing unit may find target contour data presenting a plant part according to symptom description and symptom characteristic data.
05/14/15
20150131857

Vehicle recognizing user gesture and controlling the same


A vehicle is provided that is capable of preventing malfunction or inappropriate operation of the vehicle due to a passenger error by distinguishing a gesture of a driver from that of the passenger when a gesture of a user is recognized, and a method for controlling the same is provided. The vehicle includes an image capturing unit mounted inside the vehicle and configured to capture a gesture image of a gesture area including a gesture of a driver or a passenger.
05/14/15
20150131852

Object position determination


In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media for human-computer interaction are described. In embodiments, an apparatus may include one or more light sources and a camera.
05/14/15
20150130989

Image pickup apparatus


An image pickup apparatus having a continuous shooting mode in which images are captured for recording in response to an image capture instruction, wherein respective development process for each image is performed before capturing a subsequent image for recording in the continuous shooting mode, includes a focus control unit and a control unit. The focus control unit detects a focal point of a focus lens.
05/14/15
20150130965

Electronic device and method


An electronic device includes an image capture unit that generates first raw image data; a compression unit that compresses the first raw image data; a decompression unit that decompresses the compressed first raw image data to generate second raw image data; a development unit that generates first developed image data from the first raw image data, and generates second developed image data from the second raw image data; and a control unit that controls the compression unit based on the first developed image data and the second developed image data.. .
05/14/15
20150130962

Polarization color image capture device


A polarization color image capture device includes: a polarization color filter plate including a first area configured to transmit light that is polarized in a first direction and that falls within a first wavelength range, a second area configured to transmit light that is polarized in a second direction and that falls within a second wavelength range, and a third area configured to transmit incoming light at least partially; an image sensor in which a plurality of unit blocks, each including first, second and third photosensitive cells and first, second and third polarization filters that are arranged to face the first, second and third photosensitive cells, respectively, are arranged on an imaging area, the polarization transmission axis directions of the first, second and third polarization filters being different from each other; and an optical lens that produces an image on the imaging area of the image sensor.. .
05/14/15
20150130932

Apparatus and profiling a depth of a surface of a target object


An apparatus (1) for profiling the depth of a surface of a target object (30), having a two-dimensional array of lasers (5), an optical device (15) for projecting a two-dimensional illumination pattern (31) onto an area of the surface of the target object, an image capture device (10) arranged to capture an image of the two-dimensional illumination pattern projected onto the area of the surface of the target object and a processor (25) configured to process the captured image in order to reconstruct a depth profile of the two-dimensional area of the surface of the target object from the image captured by the image capture device.. .
05/14/15
20150130925

Contactless component-inspecting apparatus and component-inspecting method


A contactless component-inspecting apparatus captures, using a camera, images of an object to be inspected that is assembled or mounted during a component assembly process and compares the captured image and a previously inputted image to determine whether the object passes or fails the inspection. The contactless component-inspecting apparatus comprises: a stage unit on which the object to be inspected is mounted, and which fixes or transfers the object to be inspected in/to an inspection location; a lighting unit including a color lighting portion for irradiating the object to be inspected with at least four types of visual light having different wavelength ranges, wherein a first white lighting portion is arranged on the color lighting portion so as to irradiate the object to be inspected with white light, and a second white lighting portion arranged beneath the color lighting portion so as to irradiate the object to be inspected with white light; a camera arranged above the lighting unit so as to capture images of the object to be inspected; an image-processing unit which reads the image captured by the camera so as to determine whether the object to be inspected passes or fails the inspection; and a control unit including a motion controller for controlling the stage unit and the camera unit..
05/14/15
20150130917

Miniature contactless fingerprinting device


A handheld apparatus for contactless acquisition of a fingerprint image is disclosed. One such apparatus includes an enclosure and at least three digital image capture devices housed within the enclosure and arranged along an arc.
05/14/15
20150128878

System and preventing animals from approaching certain areas using image recognition


Provided is a system and method for preventing an animal being managed by a human from approaching a certain area using image recognition technology. This system includes an apparatus put on the animal, and a marker having either a preset color or a preset shape or both and installed in the certain area.
05/07/15
20150125044

System and determining geo-location(s) in images


Determining gps coordinates of some image point(s) positions in at least two images using a processor configured by program instructions. Receiving position information of some of the positions where an image capture device captured an image.
Cognitech, Inc.
05/07/15
20150124215

Eye tracking apparatus and image capture module thereof


An eye tracking apparatus and an image capture module thereof for capturing an iris image are provided. The image capture module includes a carrier, a light source and an image sensing unit.
Pixart Imaging Inc.
05/07/15
20150124163

Novel point of view video mounting system


A case for an electronic communications device having a lens for capturing images comprises an external casing assembly comprising: (a) an external sleeve defining an interior space, the sleeve comprising an opening at one longitudinal end; (b) a door movably mounted at the opposite end; (c) a releasable latch for securing the door in a closed position; and (d) an interchangeable lens assembly comprising a lens and a lens holder removably attached to a front side of the casing assembly. The case further comprises a sled component for receiving the electronic communication device thereon, the sled component being configured for removable receipt in an inserted position in the external sleeve by longitudinal insertion.
Fellowes, Inc.
05/07/15
20150124153

Electronic apparatus and controlling the same


A digital image processing apparatus and a method of controlling the same are provided. The method of controlling an image plane phase difference digital image processing apparatus, the method includes, in a continuous photographing mode for continuously capturing still images, performing a first focus detection by detecting phase difference of an image captured during a first image capture; performing a second focus detection by detecting phase difference of an image captured during a second image capture; determining moving speed of an object based on results of the first focus detection and the second focus detection; and correcting focus location by driving a focusing lens based on the determined moving speed of the object..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
05/07/15
20150124125

Mobile terminal and control method thereof


The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal, including a first camera and a second camera that are configured to operate simultaneously, a display unit that is configured to output a first image captured by the first camera and at least part of a second image captured by the second camera in an overlaying manner, and a controller that is configured to set an output position of the at least part of the second image in a manner of preventing the at least part of the second image from being overlaid on a specific object included in the first image.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.
05/07/15
20150124121

Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method


There is provided an image capturing apparatus. A first image capturing unit captures an image of a subject to generate image data.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
05/07/15
20150124118

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to calculate a first gain for adjusting brightness of a first image and a second image based on the first image captured at a first exposure amount and the second image captured at a second exposure amount, a division unit configured to divide the first gain into a second gain which changes according to a position in an image and a third gain which does not change according to a position in an image, a first gain correction unit configured to perform gain correction on the second image with the second gain, and a second gain correction unit configured to perform gain correction on the second image with the third gain.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
05/07/15
20150124093

Method for object size calibration to aid vehicle detection for video-based on-street parking technology


A method for determining parking availability includes receiving video data from a sequence of frames taken from an image capture device monitoring a parking area. The method includes detecting at least one object located in the parking area.
Xerox Corporation
05/07/15
20150124048

Switchable multiple video track platform


The present invention provides methods and apparatus for generating and transmitting a multimedia, multi-vantage point platform for viewing audio and video data. The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for providing a user switchable multiple video track platforms.
Livestage°, Inc.
05/07/15
20150123967

Generating an avatar from real time image data


Technology is disclosed for automatically generating a facial avatar resembling a user in a defined art style. One or more processors generate a user 3d head model for the user based on captured 3d image data from a communicatively coupled 3d image capture device.
Microsoft Corporation
04/30/15
20150117752

Guiding method and information processing apparatus


A guiding method includes obtaining data of a first image, detecting with a computer reference image data corresponding to a reference object in the data of the first image, calculating with the computer a first condition based on an appearance of the reference object in the first image, the first condition indicating an operational condition of an imaging apparatus when first image was captured, and for a second image to be captured, outputting guide information that indicates how to adjust the first condition to match a reference condition, the reference condition corresponds to an appearance of the reference object in a reference image captured under the reference condition.. .
Fujitsu Limited
04/30/15
20150117736

Method for generating image for pet attenuation correction from mr image and computer program


When an image for pet attenuation correction is generated from an mr image, the mr image captured by mri is segmented into regions according to pixel values. In a region in which a radiation attenuation coefficient is considered to be uniform, a radiation attenuation correction value is determined by referring to an existing radiation attenuation correction value table.
Shimadzu Corporation
04/30/15
20150117701

Digital fingerprinting object authentication and anti-counterfeiting system


Improvements are disclosed for authentication of an object, verification of its provenance, and certification of the object as compliant with manufacturing standards. Or, an object may be reported as a suspected counterfeit.
Raf Technology, Inc.
04/30/15
20150116736

Printer with feedback correction of image plane alignment


A printer includes first and second marking units for printing respective first and second image planes on a receiver medium. A digital image capture system is positioned downstream of the second marking unit, and is used to capture an image of printed first and second image plane.
04/30/15
20150116735

Printer with feedback correction of image displacements


A printer includes a marking unit for printing an image plane on a receiver medium. A digital image capture system is positioned downstream of the marking unit, and is used to capture an image of a printed image plane.
04/30/15
20150116734

Printer with image plane alignment correction


A printer includes first and second marking units for printing respective first and second image planes on a receiver medium. A digital image capture system is positioned between the first and second marking units, and is used to capture an image of a printed first image plane.
04/30/15
20150116591

Camera module


An exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to a camera module configured to prevent a warp of an optical axis of a lens holder, the camera module including a pcb (printed circuit board) mounted with an image sensor, a base, a first lens holder arranged at an upper surface of the base and including at least one or more lens modules therein, a second lens holder forming an outer cover of the first lens holder, and an actuator concentrically arranged with an optical axis of the lens module for adjusting a focus of an image captured by the image sensor.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150116577

Method for adaptive focusing


A focusing method having depth-of-field adaptability and aperture adaptability is provided. The method is applied to an image capture unit.
National Chung Cheng University
04/30/15
20150116576

Image capture assembly, digital camera and a mobile device having an improved construction


The present disclosure discloses an image capture assembly, digital camera and a mobile device having an improved construction. In one example embodiment, there is provided an image capture assembly, comprising: a lens; an image sensor; an optical grade plate disposed between the lens and the image sensor, wherein the plate comprises a substrate which material is selected from poly(methyl methacrylate) (pmma) and sapphire glass; and an image signal processor coupled to the image sensor, wherein the image signal processor is configured to process data provided by the image sensor to generate a digital image..
Blackberry Limited
04/30/15
20150116548

Maximizing perceptual quality and naturalness of captured images


A method, system and computer program product for improving the perceptual quality and naturalness of an image captured by an image acquisition device (e.g., digital camera). Statistical features of a scene being imaged by the image acquisition device are derived from models of natural images.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System
04/30/15
20150116541

Method and applying a tag/identification to a photo/video immediately after capture


The method and apparatus for applying and searching for a tag on an image captured by a mobile device. When an image is captured, a user is prompted to select or enter a tag identifying the image in which will be stored in memory in association with the image.
04/30/15
20150116540

Method and applying a tag/identification to a photo/video immediately after capture


A method and apparatus for entering an identification tag for an image captured by a mobile device. When an image is captured, a user is prompted to select or enter a tag identifying the image which will be stored in memory in association with the image.
04/30/15
20150116534

Method of calibrating automatic white balance and image capturing device performing the same


An image capture device and a method of calibrating automatic white balance thereof are provided. The method includes generating first and second frame data using first and second image sensors, respectively, in response to incident light; generating first and second color temperature estimation information based on the first frame data and the second frame data, respectively; determining whether an amount of the first color temperature estimation information is sufficient to estimate a color temperature of a light source; estimating the color temperature of the light source based on the first color temperature estimation information when the amount of the first color temperature estimation information is sufficient; and when the amount of the first color temperature estimation information is insufficient estimating the color temperature of the light source based on the first and second color temperature estimation information; and adjusting the first frame data based on the estimated color temperature..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150116524

Image capturing apparatus, terminal apparatus, control the same, and system


A system in which an image capturing apparatus is externally operated by a terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprises a unit which instructs the image capturing apparatus to start image capture processing, a unit which receives a first image acquired by the image capturing apparatus, a unit which acquires a second image by executing image capture processing for an object in response to the instruction, and a unit which records the first image and the second image in association with each other, and the image capturing apparatus comprises a unit which acquires the instruction for starting the image capture processing from the terminal apparatus, a unit which acquires the first image, and a unit which transmits the first image to the terminal apparatus.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/30/15
20150116521

Wireless control systems for cameras, cameras which are wirelessly controlled by control devices, and operational methods thereof


Wireless control systems for cameras, and operational methods thereof are provided. The system includes a control device and a camera.
Asia Optical International Ltd.
04/30/15
20150116518

Dynamic image selection


image capture can be improved by capturing a sequence of images and analyzing the images to select the image with the least blur and/or an acceptable amount of blur. Gradients can be calculated for at least a portion of the images, and gradient histograms generated.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
04/30/15
20150116502

Apparatus and dynamically selecting multiple cameras to track target object


A method for dynamically selecting multiple cameras to track a target object, the method including selecting a main camera from among multiple cameras; selecting a target object from an image captured by the main camera; projecting a captured location of the target object onto images to be captured by one or more sub cameras; and selecting sub cameras according to a pixel proportion that indicates a number of pixels which are included in a capture location of the target object in the images captured by the one or more sub cameras.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
04/30/15
20150116452

Information processing device, information processing method, and program


There is provided an information processing device including an acquisition unit that acquires a result of a recognition based on image information or audio information about space surrounding an image capture device having an angle of view of 180 degrees or more, and an image capture control unit that controls execution of image capture by the image capture device according to the result of the recognition.. .
Sony Corporation
04/30/15
20150116343

Electronic device and image reproducing characteristics determination method


According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes an image processor, a processor, and a controller. The image processor configured to determine a boundary of displays and images on both sides of the boundary from an image captured by an image capturer, and configured to extract a difference of image reproducing characteristics of the images of the both sides of the boundary.
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation
04/30/15
20150116314

Display control method, system and medium


A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-program, which when executed by a system, causes the system to: obtain first image data from an image capture device; detect certain image data corresponding to a reference object from the first image data; control a display to display object data on the first image data when the certain image is detected, the object data being associated with the certain image data and stored in a memory; obtain second image data from the image capture device; control the display to continue displaying the object data on the first image when a certain operation to the image capture device is detected; and control the display to display the second image data when the certain operation is not detected.. .
Fujitsu Limited
04/30/15
20150115033

Optical code scanner with a high dispersion optical lens


An optical code scanner is presented that includes image capture technology to scan optical codes. The image capture technology uses a fixed aperture, a fixed standard optical lens, a fixed high dispersion optical lens and at least one illumination device that generates different colors of light.
Ncr Corporation
04/23/15
20150112853

Online loan application using image capture at a client device


A user device, for example a smart phone, is used to apply for an online loan. The user device includes a camera which allows the user to capture an image of a document in the possession of the user.
Wonga Technology Limited
04/23/15
20150112516

Automatic flight control for uav based solid modeling


Technologies are generally described for controlling a flight path of a uav based image capture system for solid modeling. Upon determining an initial movement path based on an estimate of a structure to be modeled, images of the structure to be modeled may be captured and surface hypotheses formed for unobserved surfaces based on the captured images.
Empire Technology Development Llc
04/23/15
20150110345

Remote tracking of objects


The presently disclosed subject matter includes a tracking system and method which for tracking objects by a sensing unit operable to communicate over a communication link with a control center which enables to execute a command generated at the control center with respect to a selected object in an image captured by the sensing unit, notwithstanding a time-delay between a time when the sensing unit acquires the image with the selected object, to a time when the command is received at the sensing unit with respect to the selected object.. .
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109536

Display apparatus and display method using the same


An aspect of the present invention provides a display apparatus, includes a plurality of projectors, at least one aspherical mirror, at least one image capture device, and an image correction system. Each of the projectors is configured to provide a sub image.
Delta Electronics, Inc.
04/23/15
20150109514

Image pickup apparatus, depth information acquisition method and program


Depth information of an object is determined on the basis of a difference in blur between a first image captured at a first focusing position and a second image captured at a second focusing position. A focus movement amount which is a difference between the first focusing position and the second focusing position is set in accordance with an f-number of an imaging optical system.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150109507

Image presentation method and apparatus, and terminal


A preview image presentation method and apparatus, and a terminal are provided. The 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.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109489

Computational imaging using variable optical transfer function


In selected embodiments, improved image restoration is realized using extensions of wiener filtering combined with multiple image captures acquired after simple, fast reconfigurations of an optical imaging system. These reconfigurations may yield distinct otf responses for each capture.
Ziva Corporation
04/23/15
20150109488

Frame manipulation to reduce rolling shutter artifacts


An image sensor of a camera system captures an image over an image capture interval of time, and waits a blanking interval of time before capturing an additional image. The captured image is provided to a frame controller, and is buffered until an image signal processor accesses the captured image.
Gopro, Inc.
04/23/15
20150109482

Methods and capturing images using optical chains and/or for using captured images


Methods and apparatus relating to image capture of image portions using optical chains with non-parallel optical axis are described. In some embodiments different portions of a scene area of interest captured by different optical chains operating in parallel are combined.
The Lightco Inc.
04/23/15
20150109478

Determining an image capture payload burst structure based on a metering image capture sweep


A first plurality of images of a scene may be captured. Each image of the first plurality of images may be captured with a different total exposure time (tet).
Google Inc.
04/23/15
20150109477

Automatic generation of metadata for a digital image based on meterological conditions


A method and system is provided for automatically generating metadata for a digital image based on meteorological conditions. Aspects of the preferred embodiment include determining a plurality of meteorological conditions associated with a location of a subject of the digital image captured with a mobile image capture device even when the device is at a different location of the location of the subject of the digital image, the plurality of meteorological conditions including variations of the conditions over time by receiving indications of the conditions at a plurality of times including at least one of a time before the time of image capture, at the time of image capture, and after the time of image capture; aggregating the indications of the meteorological conditions into at least one meteorological descriptor indicating a trend of the conditions based on user-definable aggregation rules; and associating the descriptor with the digital image as metadata..
Scenera Mobile Technologies, Llc
04/23/15
20150109472

Device and photo and video capture


A single user input element in an image capture device is used for both photo and video capture. Based on a first user interface activity, a timing reference is engaged at a first reference time.
Bigfoot Internet Ventures Pte. Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109468

Image capture control methods and apparatus


Methods and apparatus for controlling the read out of rows of pixel values from sensors corresponding to different optical chains used to capture portions of the same image area are described. The readout is controlled based on user input and/or determinations with regard to the rate of motion in captured images or portions of captured images.
The Lightco Inc.
04/23/15
20150109434

Inspection device and image capture element


An imaging device includes multiple sensor pixels that are arranged in a predetermined direction, each sensor pixel having multiple sensor pixel borders defining an outer edge part of the sensor pixel, among which at least one of a pair of sensor pixel borders that are opposed in the arrangement direction is oblique to a passage direction of a defect image that is vertical to the predetermined direction. This can provide an inspection tool enabling high sensitivity inspection and/or having improved detection reproducibility of a defect..
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
04/23/15
20150109428

System and facial recognition


A user verification system employs forward and rearward facing imaging devices on a mobile communication device. An image is displayed on the display of a computing device from which a user wishes to access computer services.
Mobilesphere Holdings Ii Llc
04/23/15
20150109420

Method and three-dimensional measurement and image processing device


Three-dimensional measurement apparatus comprises first and second imaging units with baseline length, feature point detector for detecting feature points in image, corresponding point detector for detecting corresponding points corresponding to the feature points, rotation matrix calculator, translation matrix calculator, distance calculator, and data calculator. Based on the feature points and the corresponding points, the rotation matrix calculator calculates a rotation matrix representing direction and amount of rotation of a second image capture position relative to a first image capture position and the translation matrix calculator calculates a translation matrix representing a translation direction of the second image capture position relative to the first image capture position.
Fujifilm Corporation
04/23/15
20150109416

Depth map generation


Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to generating depth data from a video. As an example, one or more computing devices may receive an initialization request for a still image capture mode.
Google Inc.
04/23/15
20150109408

System and capturing and rendering a landscape image or video


The present disclosure provides a system and method for capturing and rendering a landscape image such that the field of view of the captured image remains consistent across any orientation maintained by the camera device at the time the image is captured. The retained field of view corresponds to the maximum landscape field of view achievable from the aspect ratio of the image when captured by the device, when the device is positioned in portrait orientation.
Stmicroelectronics International N.v.


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