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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
08/18/16
20160241842 
 Digital stereo photographic system patent thumbnailDigital stereo photographic system
The invention provides a system for three-dimensional (3d) (stereo) still and movie photography in a digital format including capturing the image or photo, viewing, printing, and projecting. The system allows downloading images to a computer, editing, enhancing or modifying, saving locally or to other storage medium, and the printing of stills.

08/18/16
20160241793 
 Systems and methods for power optimization for imaging devices with dual cameras patent thumbnailSystems and methods for power optimization for imaging devices with dual cameras
Systems, methods, and devices for power optimization in imaging devices having dual cameras are contained herein. In one aspect, a method for power optimization for a dual camera imaging device is disclosed.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/18/16
20160241780 
 Simulated large aperture lens patent thumbnailSimulated large aperture lens
A camera apparatus includes a photogrammetric range sensor, small aperture lens and a processor configured to carry out a method for simulating a large aperture lens. The method includes capturing a photographic image data of a scene using the camera with the lens set to a small aperture size.

08/18/16
20160241765 
 Lighting fixture with image sensor patent thumbnailLighting fixture with image sensor
A lighting fixture with a control system, a light source, and an image sensor is disclosed. The image sensor is configured to capture an image in response to an image capture signal.
Cree, Inc.


08/18/16
20160240575 
 Optical device patent thumbnailOptical device
The invention provides an optical device. The optical device includes an image capture unit, at least one light emitting device, and a light conductor.
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.


08/18/16
20160240085 
 Object detector patent thumbnailObject detector
Provided is an object detector capable of suppressing any decrease in accuracy of object detection under a low illuminance environment such as nighttime or in tunnels, whereby suppressing a failure of adaptive cruise control, pre-crash safety systems, and the like. The object detector includes: a distance information calculation unit 105 configured to calculate distance information to an object around a vehicle from an image captured by a plurality of imaging units 102, 103; an extraction unit 106 configured to extract at least an object existing in a long distance region away from the vehicle and having a specific color from among objects in the image based on the distance information; and an output unit 108 configured to output the distance information to the object having been extracted by the extraction unit 106..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240025 
 Storage container with inventory control patent thumbnailStorage container with inventory control
Systems and methods of the invention relate to managing an inventory of items within a storage container. A storage container can house one or more items for distribution among one or more users such as, for instance, employees.
3 Strike, Llc


08/18/16
20160238381 
 System for measuring three-dimensional profile of transparent object or refractive index by fringe projection patent thumbnailSystem for measuring three-dimensional profile of transparent object or refractive index by fringe projection
A system for measuring the profile or the refractive index of a transparent object by fringe projection techniques is provided and has an image generating device, an image capture device, and an image processor. The image generating device produces a reference image with a long depth of focus.
National Sun Yat-sen University


08/18/16
20160238379 
 Method for measuring three-dimensional profile of specular object by fringe projection patent thumbnailMethod for measuring three-dimensional profile of specular object by fringe projection
A method using fringe projection to describe the three-dimensional profile of a specular object is presented and has steps of: providing a diffraction grating formed by exposing and developing a hologram and having at least two sets of interference fringes; guiding a conjugate of the reference light generated from a conjugate light source to pass through the diffraction grating, in order to generate a real image with a long depth of field, a wide convergent angle, and a sinusoidal distribution light intensity; projecting this real image onto an inspected specular object; using an image capture device to capture the intensity distribution of the real image on the inspected specular object so as to obtain an image signal; and using an image processor to analyze the image signal so as to identify the profile of the inspected specular object.. .
National Sun Yat-sen University


08/18/16
20160235929 
 Systems and methods for wearable injection guides patent thumbnailSystems and methods for wearable injection guides
Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.. .
Elwha Llc


08/18/16
20160235486 

Preventing instrument/tissue collisions


Collisions between a minimally invasive surgical instrument and patient tissue are prevented in various ways. In one aspect, a body cavity is mapped by recording positions of a surgical instrument, and the map is used to insert another surgical instrument.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


08/18/16
20160235385 

Radiographic image processing device, method, and program


A radiographic image captured by irradiating a subject with radiation is acquired. A scattered radiation removal unit removes a scattered component from the radiographic image using at least imaging conditions.
Fujifilm Corporation


08/18/16
20160235288 

Ophthalmic image capture systems and methods


Apparatus, systems and techniques for capturing, processing and generating digital ophthalmic images using conventional ophthalmic lenses. Certain embodiments processor implemented gesture-based control methods that provide for an eye care specialist to use a gesture-based imaging trigger to capture images of selected ocular structures through a traditional ophthalmic lens..
Rsbv, Llc


08/11/16
20160234464 

Computer-vision based process recognition


A computer-vision based method for validating an activity workflow of a human performer includes identifying a target activity. The method includes determining an expected sequence of actions associated with the target activity.
Xerox Corporation


08/11/16
20160234448 

Image capturing apparatus


An image capturing apparatus comprises an image sensor in which a plurality of pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, and a control unit configured to control a band gap of the pixels of the image sensor, wherein the control unit, in a case where defective pixel detection processing is performed on the image sensor, controls the band gap so as to be smaller than in a case where normal image capture is performed.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160234422 

Camera body and imaging device


A camera body, to which a lens barrel having an optical system can be attached, includes a controller that controls the camera body, an image sensor that captures an object image, and an image sensor actuator that drives the image sensor along an optical axis. The controller determines a change in an optical state of the object image captured by the image sensor and, in response to the determination, drives the image sensor actuator to move the image sensor to a predetermined reference position located within a movable range of the image sensor..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234419 

Method of adjusting digital camera image processing parameters


A method for adjusting predetermined iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by a digital camera includes measuring the exposure deviation in exposure units from an optimal exposure as determined by the camera during an image capture process, deriving an estimated camera sensitivity from the exposure deviation, and adjusting the iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by the camera as a function of the derived estimated camera sensitivity.. .
Foveon, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234418 

Method of adjusting digital camera image processing parameters


A method for adjusting predetermined iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by a digital camera includes measuring the exposure deviation in exposure units from an optimal exposure as determined by the camera during an image capture process, deriving an estimated camera sensitivity from the exposure deviation, and adjusting the iso-dependent image processing parameters for images captured by the camera as a function of the derived estimated camera sensitivity.. .
Foveon, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234417 

Data processing method and electronic device


The present application provides a data processing method and an electronic device. The data processing method comprises: detecting a movement status of the electronic device by a sensor unit; generating a movement parameter of the electronic device based on the movement status; and generating an exposure parameter threshold for an image capture unit of the electronic device based on the movement parameter of the electronic device, such that the image capture unit captures an image with an exposure parameter higher than the exposure parameter threshold..
Lenovo (beijing) Limited


08/11/16
20160232714 

Apparatus, providing interactive multimedia content based on print media


Aspects of the disclosure relate to an image processing method performed at a wireless communication device. The method includes receiving, using one or more processors, an image captured by the wireless communication device from print media.
Liberty Procurement Co. Inc.


08/11/16
20160232673 

Information processing device, storage medium storing information processing program, information processing system, and information processing method


An example information processing system performs a process based on a captured image captured by an image-capturing device. The information processing system obtains information regarding brightness of each pixel based on the captured image.

08/11/16
20160232672 

Detecting motion regions in a scene using ambient-flash-ambient images


Systems and methods described herein can compensate for aberrations produced by a moving object in an image captured using a flash. In some embodiments, a method includes capturing a first image at time t−Δt1, where Δt1 represents the time difference between capturing the first image and capturing the second image, capturing the second image at a time t, the second image captured using a flash.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/11/16
20160232425 

Diagnostic biological tissue analysis


A computer diagnostic system and related method are disclosed for automatically classifying tissue types in an original tissue image captured by an imaging device based on texture analysis. In one embodiment, the system receives and divides the tissue image into multiple smaller tissue block images.
Lehigh University


08/11/16
20160232423 

Environmental scene condition detection


A method of processing data includes receiving, at a computing device, data representative of an image captured by an image sensor. The method also includes determining a first scene clarity score.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/11/16
20160231918 

Electronic device and providing user interface therefor


An electronic device that can provide both a mirror function and a user interface. A controller executes the mirror function is coupled to a display that outputs at least one of a mirror function and a user interface.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160231807 

Electronic apparatus


An exemplary portable electronic apparatus includes a display provided at a front surface thereof and an infrared camera provided at a side surface thereof. A contour image indicating a contour of a hand of a user included in an image captured by the infrared camera, and a guide frame image indicating a region smaller than an imaging range of the infrared camera, are displayed on the display in perspective form such that the images are obliquely viewed images.

08/11/16
20160229410 

Systems and methods for navigating a vehicle among encroaching vehicles


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a method for navigating a user vehicle may include acquiring, using at least one image capture device, a plurality of images of an area in a vicinity of the user vehicle; determining from the plurality of images a first lane constraint on a first side of the user vehicle and a second lane constraint on a second side of the user vehicle opposite to the first side of the user vehicle; enabling the user vehicle to pass a target vehicle if the target vehicle is determined to be in a lane different from the lane in which the user vehicle is traveling; and causing the user vehicle to abort the pass before completion of the pass, if the target vehicle is determined to be entering the lane in which the user vehicle is traveling..
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


08/11/16
20160228054 

Organ imaging device


An organ image capture device includes an imaging unit, a contour extraction unit, and a detection unit. The imaging unit images an organ of a living body and obtains an image.
Konica Minolta, Inc.


08/04/16
20160227203 

Information processing device, display device, and information processing method


An information processing device includes: an information processing section configured to detect a figure of a target object from an image captured from a movie of the target object so as to perform information processing on the detected image; a main data generating section configured to generate data of a main image to be displayed as a result of the information processing; an auxiliary data generating section configured to generate data of an auxiliary image including the captured image; and an output data transmitting section configured to transmit to an output device the main image data and the auxiliary image data in relation to each other such that the main image and the auxiliary image are displayed together.. .
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


08/04/16
20160227192 

Figure-ground organization of 3-d scenes


Systems and methods for processing a pair of 2-d images are described. In one example, a stereoscopic set of images is converted into a collection of regions that represent individual 3-d objects in the pair of images.
Purdue Research Foundation


08/04/16
20160227164 

Electronic system with gaze alignment mechanism and operation thereof


An electronic system includes a reflective film including a diffraction grating configured to reflect an image within a reflective grating spectra at a reflection angle; and an image capture unit positioned at a device orientation to capture the image reflected from the reflective film.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160227158 

Processing system, monitoring method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium


A processing system at least including a processing apparatus including a robot configured to perform, in accordance with operation commands, processes on a container that contains an object to be processed in a biochemistry, biotechnology, or life science field includes an image capturing apparatus and a monitoring apparatus. The image capturing apparatus continuously captures a moving image of the processes.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki


08/04/16
20160227129 

Single-chip sensor multi-function imaging


Mixed mode imaging is implemented using a single-chip image capture sensor with a color filter array. The single-chip image capture sensor captures a frame including a first set of pixel data and a second set of pixel data.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


08/04/16
20160227114 

Automatic processing of automatic image capture parameter adjustment


In one example, a plurality of image frames captured by a digital camera unit is received. It is determined that a condition is met that requires a switch between image capture states.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/04/16
20160227110 

Imaging apparatus


An imaging apparatus whose posture is easily adjustable is provided. The imaging apparatus is configured to include an inclination detector detecting a degree of inclination of one of the imaging apparatus and an image captured by the imaging apparatus relative to a horizontal direction orthogonal to a direction of gravity; a display unit; a first inclination indicator unit allowing the display unit to display an indicator to indicate the degree of inclination according to a detection result from the inclination detector; a second inclination indicator unit notifying via sound according to a detection result from the inclination detector that the degree of inclination is over a predetermined value; and a selector unit allowing at least one of the first and second inclination indicator units to operate..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


08/04/16
20160227100 

Dual camera rapid 3a convergence and high dynamic range exposure metering


Systems and methods for rapid automatic focus, automatic white balance, and automatic exposure control are disclosed. To reduce the time it takes to automatically focus, balance spectra, and set exposure period, a dual camera uses an auxiliary camera and auxiliary image processing module in addition to the main camera and main image processing module.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/04/16
20160227094 

Automated extended depth of field imaging apparatus and method


An imaging apparatus and method enables an automated extended depth of field capability that automates and simplifies the process of creating extended depth of field images. An embodiment automates the acquisition of an image “stack” or sequence and stores metadata at the time of image acquisition that facilitates production of a composite image having an extended depth of field from at least a portion of the images in the acquired sequence.
Applied Minds, Llc


08/04/16
20160227080 

Apparatus for different sized mobile devices that perform image capture


An apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a first member, a second member, and a third member that couples the first member and the second member such that the second member is parallel to the first member.
Iographer, Llc


08/04/16
20160227079 

Triple camera


A triple camera includes a housing defining an external appearance of the triple camera, a first image capture module including a first lens module and a first image sensor to capture a first forward image of a vehicle, a second image capture module including a second lens module and a second image sensor to capture a second forward image of a vehicle, and a third image capture module including a third lens module and a third image sensor to capture a third forward image of a vehicle, wherein the first to third image capture modules are disposed in the housing.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/04/16
20160225175 

Mobile terminal and control the mobile terminal


The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal capable of image capture and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a display unit, a camera arranged with a plurality of lenses along a plurality of lines, and a controller configured to capture images entered through the plurality of lenses, and display a first image on the display unit among a plurality of captured images, wherein the controller changes at least one region of the first image to at least part of an image different from the first image among the plurality of images based on the user's selection..
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/04/16
20160225156 

Information processing device and information processing method


An information processing device includes: a shape modeling section detecting, from frames of an image captured from a movie of a target object, an image frame representing the target object captured from a predetermined direction, the shape modeling section acquiring a shape model of the target object based on a target object figure in the detected image frame; an information processing section determining a posture of the target object detected from the captured image based on the shape model, the information processing section performing information processing on a result of the determination; and an output data transmitting section outputting to an output device the data output as a result of the information processing. The shape modeling section generates data denoting presentation information indicating how an ongoing processing by the shape modeling section is progressing.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


08/04/16
20160225151 

Intra-oral image acquisition alignment


Systems and methods are presented for assisting in providing consistent alignment of a handheld intra-oral imaging device for a series of images. Live image data of the patient is received from the intra-oral image capture device and displayed on the display.
Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation


08/04/16
20160225132 

Quality assurance system for radiation therapy equipment, and quality assurance method therof


A quality assurance system for radiation therapy equipment includes an image capturing unit installed on radiation therapy equipment and capturing an image of an indicating part indicating an operational state of the radiation therapy equipment, an image processing unit extracting an edge of the indicating part in image captured by the image capturing unit, a center point extraction unit extracting a center point with respect to the edge, and a quality evaluation unit evaluating quality of the radiation therapy equipment by tracking movement of the center point.. .
Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation


08/04/16
20160225121 

System and mapping object coordinates from a video to real world coordinates using perspective transformation


This disclosure relates generally to video analysis, and more particularly to systems and methods for mapping object co-ordinates from a video frame view to real world co-ordinates using perspective transformation. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented video frame coordinate transformation method is disclosed.
Wipro Limited


08/04/16
20160223664 

Rotating window and radome for surveillance pod


A pod has a rotatable housing and a motor for driving the rotatable housing to rotate. The rotatable housing includes an image capture device for capturing an electromagnetic image and a radar transmitting and capturing device for capturing a radar image.
Goodrich Corporation


08/04/16
20160223647 

System and methods for scanning with integrated radar detection and image capture


A device and methods are provided for determining data points with an integrated radar sensor. In one embodiment, a method includes determining position of a device, scanning one or more objects, wherein scanning includes detecting data points by an integrated radar sensor of the device and capturing image data of the one or more objects, and determining data points for one or more objects based on the scanning.
Trimble Navigation Limited


08/04/16
20160223315 

System and locating fluid flow orifices on a component


A fluid flow orifice locating system for locating fluid flow orifices on a component includes a light source, an image capture device, and a controller operably connected to the image capture device. The controller is configured and disposed to create a fluid flow orifice map of the component based on contrast differences on a surface of the component..
General Electric Company


07/28/16
20160219335 

Method and system for production and capture of content for linear broadcast and publication


A content generation device (cgd), includes an opaque writing capture device (wcd), and an image capture device (icd) and a mirror/antireflective pane with 45 degree beamsplitters. The icd captures image content of a user performing drawing and/or writing on an opaque wcd, when the user is located external to the cgd and in front of the opaque wcd, and the capturing of the image content occurs from within the cgd and behind the opaque wcd.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


07/28/16
20160219221 

Imaging device and electronic device


An imaging device includes a first image sensor that is placed to intersect the optical axis of an imaging lens, a second image sensor that is placed to intersect the optical axis of the imaging lens so as to be situated at a given distance from the first image sensor, and receives light that has passed through the first image sensor, and a processor including hardware, wherein the processor is configured to implement a brightness correction process that amplifies the pixel value of the second image captured by the second image sensor using a gain set based on the light transmittance of a light-receiving section of the first image sensor, and an object distance calculation process that performs a depth-from-defocus (dfd) process based on the pixel value of the first image and the pixel value of the second image subjected to the brightness correction process to calculate an object distance.. .
Olympus Corporation


07/28/16
20160219218 

Electronic apparatus, control rolling electronic apparatus, and control program


To reduce power consumed when the display magnification of an image is changed. A digital camera includes a display unit having a first display region in which a first image is displayed and a second display region in which a second image is displayed, an image capture unit having a first image capture region in which first image data indicating the first image is generated and a second image capture region in which second image data indicating the second image is generated, magnification change units that change the display magnifications of the first and second images displayed on the display unit, and an image capture control unit that when the magnification change units change the display magnifications, changes the charge accumulation conditions or reading conditions of the first and second image capture regions..
Nikon Corporation


07/28/16
20160219217 

Camera field of view effects based on device orientation and scene content


Systems and methods to improve photo taking using an image capture device having a wide field of view (fov) camera are described herein. In some embodiments, when the device is held in landscape orientation, a wide diagonal fov may be displayed to the user on a preview screen of the device, and the landscape image may be captured in a wide, 16:9 aspect ratio.
Apple Inc.


07/28/16
20160219216 

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


An image capturing apparatus includes: an optical system that gives aberration to incident light; an image capturing unit that converts the light that has passed through the optical system into pixels, and captures an image; and an inverse transform unit that obtains a first inverse transform filter for restoring the aberration for each predetermined part of the captured image captured by the image capturing unit, and performs a first inverse transformation process on the captured image by the first inverse transform filter.. .

07/28/16
20160217683 

Method and surveillance system for detecting unwanted intrusion based on interactions between wireless communication and monitoring devices


A method and surveillance system are presented for detecting and alarming intrusions that are caused by unwanted people in a protected area, by exploiting interactions between the wireless communication and monitoring devices of the surveillance system but no special sensors. An intrusion in the protected area is primarily detected by analyzing the variation of the wireless channel observed at the wireless communication device, and further confirmed by images captured by the monitoring device, where the image capture can be triggered by the intrusion detection result.

07/28/16
20160217625 

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program


An image processing apparatus circuitry receives first image data from a first image capture device of an area adjacent to an automobile and also receives second image data from a second image capture device of the adjacent area. The circuitry combines the first image data with the second image data to form composite image data of a junction region of the at least a portion of the adjacent area.
Sony Corporation


07/28/16
20160217621 

Image processing


An image processing method includes capturing an image of the head of a user of a head mountable display device. The position of the head mountable display device is detected in the image captured by a camera.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited


07/28/16
20160217601 

Storage medium, information-processing device, information-processing system, and avatar generating method


An example information-processing device (10) includes an image capture unit (110) that captures a video of a subject, an image generation unit (120) that generates plural avatars based on plural images constituting the video captured by the image capture unit (110), the plural images corresponding respectively to different image capture timings, each of the plural avatars representing a subject shown in one of the plural images, and a display unit (130) that displays the plural avatars generated by the image generation unit (120).. .
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160217581 

Driving condition identification system


A driving condition identification system mounted in a car, including an image capture unit adapted for capturing images of the scene in front of the car to produce a continuous video signal when the car stands still, and an operation processing unit electrically coupled with the image capture unit and adapted for receiving and processing the continuous video signal to determine images of an object in the continuous video signal in front of the car, to analyze changes in the images of the object in front of said car, and to determine the object in front of the car to be in movement or not.. .
Papago Inc.


07/28/16
20160217580 

Detecting detecting subject


An imaging apparatus of an embodiment of the present invention includes an imaging means (an imaging unit), and a cpu that is configured to perform orientation detection (an orientation detecting unit) to detect an orientation of the imaging apparatus, perform subject detection (a detecting unit) to detect a subject in a detection area (a detection area in a live view image) in an image captured by the imaging means (the live view image), and perform position change (a position changing unit) to change the position of the detection area in the image according to the detected orientation of the imaging apparatus.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160217336 

Traffic sign identification system and method


A traffic sign identification method using a traffic sign identification system includes: operating a traffic sign image capture unit to capture a road condition image, operating a traffic sign image recognition unit to pick up a traffic sign image from the road condition image, and operating an arithmetic processing unit to convert the original rgb color space of the traffic sign image into a his color space, and then to extract one or multiple graphical features from the his color space subject to a predetermined graphic pattern, and then to execute a positioning procedure to allocate one traffic sign in the traffic sign image so as to further obtain a digital speed limit image using a matching arithmetic, and then to convert digital speed limit image into a digital speed limit skeleton diagram for identification of the speed limit value of the traffic sign image.. .
Papago Inc.


07/28/16
20160217332 

Vehicle and controlling the same


A vehicle includes an image capturer configured to acquire a driving image of surrounding environment of the vehicle, and a processor configured to acquire additional information related to the driving image and to store the driving image and the additional information.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


07/28/16
20160217330 

Image processing system and image processing method


To provide an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program, capable of detecting a group with high irregularity. An image processing system is provided with: a group detector that detects a group based on an input image captured with an image capturing at a first time; a repeating group analyzer that determines that a detected group has been previously detected; and an alert module that reports when the detected group has been determined by the repeating group analyzer to have been previously detected..
Nec Corporation


07/28/16
20160216778 

Interactive projector and operation method thereof for determining depth information of object


An interactive projector and an operation method thereof for determining a depth information of an object are provided. The interactive projector includes an optical engine, an image capture unit and a process unit is provided.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


07/28/16
20160216374 

Device, system and orientation estimation of a mobile device


Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of orientation estimation of a mobile device. For example, a mobile device may include an orientation estimator to detect a pattern in at least one image captured by the mobile device, and based on one or more geometric elements of the detected pattern, to determine one or more orientation parameters related to an orientation of the mobile device..
Intel Corporation


07/28/16
20160216128 

Estimated route presentation apparatus and estimated route presentation method


An estimated route presentation apparatus including a control device is provided. The control device executes an image acquisition function to acquire a captured image captured by a camera provided on the vehicle, an estimated route calculation function to: detect an end part of a diagram displayed on a road surface from an image of the road surface included in the captured image; obtain a center of gyration of the vehicle traveling, on the basis of changes in the direction and distance of the movement of the end part as the vehicle travels; and calculate an estimated route of the vehicle with reference to the center of gyration, and a presentation control function to present the calculated estimated route..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160214200 

User configuration of image capture and display in a welding vision system


Welding headwear comprises a camera, a display, memory, and circuitry. The welding headwear is operable to: capture, via the camera, images of a first live welding operation performed on a sample workpiece; store, to the memory, the captured images of the first live welding operation; play back, on the display, the stored images of the first live welding operation; select, during the play back and based on the captured images, image capture settings of the welding headwear to be used for a second live welding operation; capture, via the camera, images of a second live welding operation using the selected image capture settings; and display, on the display in real-time, the images of the second live welding operation..
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


07/28/16
20160213429 

System and surgical planning


The present invention relates to a system and method for surgical planning. Wherein, the system comprises a computer, an image capturing module and a warning module.
Kera Harvest Incorporation


07/21/16
20160212468 

Shared scene mesh data synchronisation


A user device within a communication architecture, the user device comprising: an image capture device configured to determine image data for the creation of a video channel defining the shared scene; an intrinsic/extrinsic data determiner configured to determine intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data associated with the image capture device; and a video encoder configured to encode the image data and intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data within the video channel.. .

07/21/16
20160212443 

Predictive light field compression


According to various embodiments, a light-field image may be compressed and/or decompressed to facilitate storage, transmission, or other functions related to the light-field image. A light-field image may be captured by a light-field image capture device having an image sensor and a microlens array.
Lytro, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212409 

Methods and environmental measurements and/or stereoscopic image capture


A camera rig including one or more stereoscopic camera pairs and/or one or more light field cameras are described. Images are captured by the light field cameras and stereoscopic camera pairs are captured at the same time.
Nextvr Inc.


07/21/16
20160212375 

Shared scene mesh data synchronization


A user device within a communication architecture, the user device comprising: an image capture device configured to determine image data and intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data for the creation of a video channel defining a shared scene; a surface reconstruction entity configured to determine surface reconstruction data associated with the image data from the image capture device; a video channel configured to encode and packetize the image data and intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data; a surface reconstruction channel configured to encode and packetize the surface reconstruction data; a transmitter configured to transmit the video and surface reconstruction channel packets; and a bandwidth controller configured to control the bandwidth allocated to the video channel and the surface reconstruction channel.. .

07/21/16
20160212351 

Device and capturing images


An image capturing apparatus that includes one or more image sensors configured to capture a plurality of images and store the captured images in a memory. The apparatus also includes a circuitry that detects an input trigger and continues to capture new images in response to the trigger.
Sony Corporation


07/21/16
20160212341 

Digital camera having low power capture mode


A digital camera system providing a low-power image capture mode includes an image capture system, an image display and a power management system. The power management system is used to provide a normal image capture mode wherein captured digital images are displayed on the image display as they are captured, and a low-power image capture mode wherein captured digital images are not displayed on the image display as they are captured.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160212338 

Apparatus and generating panoramic image based on image quality


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for generating a panoramic image based on an image quality. The method of generating a panoramic image includes extracting a matching point to connect a base image captured by a first camera and a reference image captured by a second camera, geometrically transforming the reference image by determining a homography between the base image and the reference image, determining a change in image quality of the geometrically transformed reference image, and generating a panoramic image in which the geometrically transformed reference image is connected to the base image based on the determined change in image quality..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/21/16
20160212333 

Picture taking device comprising a plurality of camera modules


A picture taking device includes at least three camera modules, each having a sensor of resolution equal to or higher than thirteen megapixels. A diagonal of the photosensitive surface of the sensor of between 5 mm and 7 mm.
Dxo Labs


07/21/16
20160212330 

Image processing method, image processing device, and electronic device


An image processing method, an image processing device, and an electronic device are provided according to embodiments of the disclosure. The image processing method is applied to an electronic device including a lens and an image sensor.
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212326 

Apparatus and detecting and connecting counterpart device by capturing image of counterpart device in wireless device


An apparatus and a method detect and connect a counterpart device by capturing an image of the counterpart device in a wireless device. A relative distance value (rdv) between the wireless device and the counterpart device is determined via image capture using a camera.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212315 

Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof, and storage medium


An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor in which a plurality of pixels are arrayed two-dimensionally, a driving unit that bends the image sensor, and a control unit that controls the driving unit to bend the image sensor at a predetermined curvature. The control unit controls the driving unit so that stress acting on the image sensor in the case where an image capture operation is not carried out is lower than stress acting on the image sensor in the case where an image capture operation is carried out..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160210732 

Image overlaying and comparison for inventory display auditing


Example methods disclosed herein to perform inventory display auditing include comparing a reference image of an inventory display obtained during a prior audit of the inventory display with a current image captured by a camera to determine whether the current image corresponds to the same inventory display as the reference image. Disclosed example methods also include, when the current image is determined to correspond to the same inventory display as the reference image, identifying a difference region in the current image corresponding to a portion of the inventory display that changed relative to the prior audit.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


07/21/16
20160209836 

Verification methods and systems for use in computer directed assembly and manufacture


Verification methods, systems, and computer program products verify the completion of assembly instructions used in light-manufacturing. Using position guides in a user interface, an in-use component is aligned and ready for verification through a first set of images of the in-use component.
Paramit Corporation


07/21/16
20160207444 

Turn signal lamp


Provided is a turn signal lamp including a light source, a light guide, and a camera having an image capture device, which are installed within a lamp chamber formed by a lamp body and an outer cover. At least a portion of the light guide is formed in an area that extends from the camera in a direction following a vehicle surface..
Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160206187 

Programmable spectral source and design tool for 3d imaging using complementary bandpass filters


An endoscopic illumination system for illuminating a subject for stereoscopic image capture, includes a light source which outputs light; a first complementary multiband bandpass filter (cmbf) and a second cmbf, the first and second cmbfs being situated in first and second light paths, respectively, where the first cmbf and the second cmbf filter the light incident thereupon to output filtered light; and a camera which captures video images of the subject and generates corresponding video information, the camera receiving light reflected from the subject and passing through a pupil cmbf pair and a detection lens. The pupil cmbf includes a first pupil cmbf and a second pupil cmbf, the first pupil cmbf being identical to the first cmbf and the second pupil cmbf being identical to the second cmbf, and the detection lens includes one unpartitioned section that covers both the first pupil cmbf and the second pupil cmbf..

07/14/16
20160205381 

Auto-alignment of image sensors in a multi-camera system


A pair of cameras having an overlapping field of view is aligned based on images captured by image sensors of the pair of cameras. A pixel shift is identified between the images.
Gopro, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205329 

Cinematic image blur in digital cameras based on exposure timing manipulation


Cinematic motion blur and other cinematic effects are enabled during image capture through exposure timing manipulation. The resulting captured images and videos include one or more cinematic effects without the need for a user to impose the cinematic effects post-capture..
Gopro, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205317 

Information processing device, recording medium, and information processing method


A non-transitory computer readable storage device includes a storage medium having a downloaded application stored therein. The downloaded application has instructions that when executed by processing circuitry configure the processing circuitry to receive sensor data from a sensor.
Sony Corporation


07/14/16
20160205306 

Optical distance measurement system with dynamic exposure time


There is provided an optical distance measurement system including an image sensor and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to generate an image to be calculated according to at least one image captured by the image sensor, wherein different image regions of the image to be calculated correspond to different exposure times thereby improving the accuracy of the distance calculation..
Pixart Imaging Inc.


07/14/16
20160203596 

Laser beam welding diagnosis apparatus and laser beam welding diagnosis method


A laser beam welding diagnosis apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to capture images of a laser beam welding penetration side of a laser beam welded portion at a predetermined time interval; a feature amount calculating unit configured to calculate, from an image captured by the imaging unit, a feature amount of a jetted portion accompanying laser beam welding penetration; a welding diagnosis unit configured to determine that a welding defect in the laser beam welded portion has occurred when values of the feature amounts of a predetermined area around the laser beam welded portion on the laser beam welding penetration side become equal to or less than a predetermined value for a predetermined duration or longer; and an output unit configured to output a welding quality state including the occurrence of the welding defect.. .
Jfe Steel Corporation


07/14/16
20160203588 

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program


Even in a case where radiation imaging is performed using a grid, data lack which occurs at a time of radiation detection is appropriately corrected. An fpd controller 105 obtains data of an image captured by detecting radial rays.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160203456 

Point-of-sale apparatus, control method, and system thereof for outputting receipt image for a camera of a personal computing device


Pos apparatus, control method, and system thereof for outputting receipt image for a camera of a personal computing device. According to an aspect, a pos apparatus includes a computing device including a cpu and a memory, where the computing device is configured to execute a commodity registration process and a settlement processing, and a receipt image output device coupled to the computing device is configured to output a receipt image for camera image capture..
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation


07/14/16
20160203454 

Information processing recognizing specific person by the same


An information processing apparatus comprises an acquisition module configured to acquire a plurality of feature amount representing the features of a person who enters a store from an image captured by photographing the person who enters the store, a similarity degree calculation module configured to compare each of the plurality of feature amount acquired by the acquisition module with pre-stored corresponding feature amount of a specific individual to calculate a similarity degree therebetween and a notification module configured to output a notice if the similarity degree between one or all of the plurality of feature amount acquired by the acquisition module and pre-stored corresponding feature amount of the specific individual is higher than a specific threshold value.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160203391 

Information technology asset type identification using a mobile vision-enabled robot


Mechanisms are provided for classifying an obstacle as an asset type. The mechanisms receive a digital image of an obstacle from an image capture device of an automated robot.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/14/16
20160203360 

Systems and methods for performing actions in response to user gestures in captured images


Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for performing actions in response to gestures made by a user in captured images. In accordance with one implementation, a computer-implemented system is provided that includes an image capture device that captures at least one image, a memory device that stores instructions, and at least one processor that executes the instructions stored in the memory device.
Google Inc.


07/14/16
20160203356 

System for producing compliant facial images for selected identification documents


A method of recoding a photograph for use in a personal photo identification document such as a passport includes using a digital image capture system, including a digital camera, a computer processor, and memory to store specifications and requirements for a photo print in order to be compliant for use in a user selected photo id such as a passport for a selected country or jurisdiction, using the digital image capture system to capture a facial image, using facial image processing techniques to provide automatic detection of a face and facial feature points on the facial image, processing the facial image and generating a visual indication of compliance, and when compliant, generating the photograph based on the compliant facial image.. .
Kodak Alaris Inc.


07/14/16
20160203124 

Techniques for providing user image capture feedback for improved machine language translation


A computer-implemented technique includes techniques are presented for user image capture feedback for improved machine language translation. When machine language translation of ocr text obtained from an initial image has a low degree of likelihood of being an appropriate translation, these techniques provide for user image capture feedback to obtain additional images to obtain a modified ocr text, which can result in improved machine language translation results.
Google Inc.


07/14/16
20160202464 

Microscope observation tube smart-phone adaptor


The present invention generally relates to methods and devices for mounting an image capture device to an optical viewing instrument such as a microscope, telescope, or binocular. More specifically, some embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus for mounting a smart phone to an observation tube of microscope.
Iridex Corporation


07/07/16
20160198145 

Calibration guidance system and operation a calibration guidance system


An operation method of a calibration guidance system includes a feature extraction unit executing a feature extraction operation on a first image group including a first object captured by a multi-camera system to generate a first feature point group corresponding to a predetermined position within an image capture range of the multi-camera system; and a guidance unit determining whether to generate a direction indication to guide the first object to another predetermined position within an image capture range according to a first comparison result between a block corresponding to feature points of the first feature point group of the predetermined position and a predetermined block when a number of the feature points of the first feature point group is greater than a predetermined number.. .
Etron Technology, Inc.


07/07/16
20160198115 

Electronic apparatus, controlling electronic apparatus, and control program


To divide an image capture region into multiple regions for which different image capture conditions are set and to generate multiple moving images corresponding to the multiple regions. An electronic apparatus includes an image sensor that captures first and second moving images in first and second regions of an image capture region on different image capture conditions, the second region differing from the first region, and a moving image generation unit that generates the first and second moving images captured in the first and second regions..
Nikon Corporation


07/07/16
20160198075 

Image capture device, image correction method, and image correction program


The image capture device includes an image capture element which is formed of a plurality of pixels and acquires a captured image by detecting light from a subject and converting the light into an electric signal, an optical path changing unit which changes an optical path of light incident on an image capture element and displaces a position of light incident on the image capture element, a state change determining unit which obtains a deviation of a brightness value per pixel in a captured image, determines whether or not a subject temporally changes its state based on the deviation, and outputs an optical path change instruction to an optical path changing unit when it is determined that the subject does not change its state, a correction value calculating unit which performs a predetermined correction value calculating process on captured images of the same subject before and after a state change by an image capture element and calculates a noise image contained in the captured image as a correction value, and a correction executing unit which eliminates noise from a captured image by use of a correction value.. .
Nec Corporation


07/07/16
20160196543 

Information processing apparatus, store system and information processing method


An information processing apparatus comprises a designating module which designates a target object from a dictionary in which a feature amount for recognizing an object is stored for each object; an acquisition module which acquires an image captured by photographing an object; a calculation module which compares the feature amount of the object contained in the image acquired by the acquisition module with the feature amount of the object designated by the designating module to calculate a similarity degree therebetween; an updating module which updates, according to the similarity degree calculated by the calculation module, a list in which the image acquired by the acquisition module and the similarity degree of the object contained in the image are stored in an associated manner; and an output module which outputs the image and information indicating the similarity degree of the image in the updated list by the updating module.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


07/07/16
20160193972 

Image capturing system with flexible transfer element


The invention relates to an image capturing system with a camera unit for capturing images of the outside area of a motor vehicle, and with a protective element, wherein at least the camera unit and/or the protective element can be moved via a mechanism by means of a drive from at least a closed position (ia) into at least an open position (iia), wherein in the closed position (ia) of the protective element at least one lens of the camera unit is located behind the protective element so as to be inaccessible from the outside, and in the open position (iia) at least the lens of the camera unit is exposed for image capture by the protective element. It is essential to the invention that at least the deflecting element is arranged on the mechanism, the deflecting element serving to change the direction of force applied to the mechanism, thus allowing a compact installation space to be realised..
Huf Hulsbeck & Furst Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/07/16
20160193692 

Devices and methods for monitoring, in particular for regulating, a cutting process


The invention relates to devices and methods for monitoring or regulating a cutting process on a workpiece. A focusing element focuses a high-energy beam onto the workpiece.
Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen Gmbh + Co. Kg


07/07/16
20160193681 

Synchronized image capture for welding machine vision


An automated welding device comprises a camera, processing circuitry, a welding torch, and an electromechanical subsystem. The camera is operable to capture, using visible and/or infrared wavelengths, an image of one or more workpieces.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.






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