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Accessory for portable imaging device

Accessory for portable imaging device

Image capture devices and electronic apparatus having the same

Image capture devices and electronic apparatus having the same

Image capture devices and electronic apparatus having the same

Spectral synthesis for image capture device processing

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
10/09/14
20140303887
 Portable communication device with trail recording module patent thumbnailPortable communication device with trail recording module
A method of geography information recording method for a portable device includes providing the portable device having a processing unit embedded in the portable device, a transmission module coupled to the processing unit for wireless communication, a navigator module coupled to the processing unit for measure geography information, an electronic map module stored in the portable device or a remote server to provide geography map, a display and an image capture module coupled to the processing unit; and a recording module coupled to the processing unit. The initial step is to activate the recording module, followed by taking picture by the image capture module and fetching picture related geography information by the navigator module; the next step is to indicate and display the taken picture on the electronic map based on the picture related geography information to indicate a location of the taken picture on the electronic map..
10/09/14
20140301732
 Accessory for portable imaging device patent thumbnailAccessory for portable imaging device
An apparatus for attachment to a portable image capture and storage device. The apparatus includes an auxiliary lens and an elastic band coupled thereto.
10/09/14
20140300773
 Image capture devices and electronic apparatus having the same patent thumbnailImage capture devices and electronic apparatus having the same
An image capture device can include an analysis unit that can be configured to determine a refined light model that models a light source based on first and second image signals sampled with first and second exposure times, respectively, and corresponding to first and second rows of pixels. A compensation unit can be coupled to the analysis unit, and can be configured to generate an output image signal by compensating the first and second image signals and the second image signal using compensation gains associated with the refined light model..
10/09/14
20140300752
 Spectral synthesis for image capture device processing patent thumbnailSpectral synthesis for image capture device processing
A substantially rectangular spectral representation is synthesized, which is adapted to produce image capture device sensor outputs if applied to an image capture device. The synthesized substantially rectangular spectral representation can be utilized in generating output color values of an output color space from image capture device sensor outputs, where the image capture device sensor outputs correspond to an image captured by an image capture device.
10/09/14
20140300748
 Field ir imager patent thumbnailField ir imager
A handheld-sized infrared thermal imaging device (i.e. Ir camera) having a focal plane array (fpa) or other type of infrared sensor array, internal memory for storing saved thermal images, a mini-usb or other communications port, battery power supply, and minimal user interface options such as on/off, ir image capture, and potentially a very basic display.
10/09/14
20140300743
 Vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus and vehicle surroundings monitoring method patent thumbnailVehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus and vehicle surroundings monitoring method
A vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus includes a processing device. The processing device outputs a surrounding image as viewed from an eyepoint behind a host vehicle, including a current location of the host vehicle, to a display device mounted on the host vehicle on the basis of an image captured by a camera located a predetermined distance behind the current location of the host vehicle while the host vehicle is travelling forward or the host vehicle is stopped..
10/09/14
20140300706
 Apparatus and method for eliminating noise in stereo image patent thumbnailApparatus and method for eliminating noise in stereo image
Apparatus and method for eliminating noise in stereo image are disclosed, the method according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprising, obtaining a first image captured by a first sensor unit and a second imaged captured by a second sensor unit; calculating a pixel difference of the second image relative to a first image based on a predetermined reference point; determining a pixel amount of the second image to be calibrated using a reference pixel difference and the pixel difference; and generating a driving signal for driving an optical image stabilizer (ois) actuator using the pixel amount to be calibrated.. .
10/09/14
20140300689
 Motorized camera with automated image capture patent thumbnailMotorized camera with automated image capture
A motorized camera captures images of an object detected within one or more of its detection areas. The motorized camera moves or repositions its movable imaging device to target various locations, and captures one or more images including the object and before, during, or as the imaging device is moved.
10/09/14
20140300634
 Apparatus and method for implementing augmented reality by using transparent display patent thumbnailApparatus and method for implementing augmented reality by using transparent display
An apparatus and a method for implementing augmented reality by using a transparent display are provided. The method includes calculating a point-of-view of a user based on a face image captured by a front camera, detecting an image of an area depending on an angle of view identical to a viewing angle of the user based on the calculated point-of-view of the user, implementing the augmented reality by using the detected image, and outputting the implemented augmented reality to the transparent display..
10/09/14
20140299389
 System and method to measure force or location on an l-beam patent thumbnailSystem and method to measure force or location on an l-beam
Force and location sensing systems and methods are disclosed. A method comprises bending a l-beam at an initially unknown location on a force-supporting portion of the l-beam, the l-beam substantially having a tension side and a compression side, measuring a first local stress at a first location on the tension side, measuring a second local stress at a second location on the tension side, measuring a third local stress at a third location on the compression side, and measuring a fourth local stress at a fourth location on the compression side.
10/09/14
20140299277
Wafer-related data management method and wafer-related data creation device
A wafer-related data creation device including a setting stand for setting wafer pallets, a test-use suction nozzle for picking up die on dicing sheet of a wafer pallet set on the setting stand, a test-use pusher pin for pushing up the adhesive section of die from dicing sheet which is being attempted to be picked up by test-use suction nozzle, and a test-use camera for capturing an image of die on dicing sheet is used. The wafer pallet for which wafer-related data is to be created is set on the setting stand of wafer-related device creation device, an image captured by test-use camera is processed, pusher movement of test-use pusher pin and die pickup movement of test-use pickup nozzle is performed, and wafer-related data is created..
10/02/14
20140298293
System for generating application software
An application generation system configured to automatically generate an application having a desired function is disclosed. The application generation system has a mobile terminal including computation means for performing predetermined computation processing, image capture means for capturing an information code, decoding means for decoding the information code to extract character information, display means for displaying predetermined information, and first communication means for communicating character information.
10/02/14
20140297487
Storage 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.
10/02/14
20140297068
Identification and analysis of aircraft landing sites
A method and apparatus for identifying and analysing an aircraft landing site during flight is provided. The method includes the steps of using image capture means such as an infrared camera to capture in-flight images of the ground in the region of a possible landing site, using a database of computer modelled images of possible aircraft landing sites mapped to a global co-ordinate reference frame to compare the in-flight images with a modelled image of the possible landing site and optimising correspondence between the two images to obtain an in-flight image optimally mapped to the global co-ordinate reference frame.
10/02/14
20140296870
Autofocus and/or autoscaling in telesurgery
Robotic, telerobotic, and/or telesurgical devices, systems, and methods take advantage of robotic structures and data to calculate changes in the focus of an image capture device in response to movement of the image capture device, a robotic end effector, or the like. As the size of an image of an object shown in the display device varies with changes in a separation distance between that object and the image capture device used to capture the image, a scale factor between a movement command input may be changed in response to moving an input device or a corresponding master/slave robotic movement command of the system.
10/02/14
20140296717
Mammography apparatus
A mammography apparatus includes a detector that detects x-rays transmitted through a breast, and an optically transparent or semitransparent pressing panel for pressing the breast. The apparatus further includes a near infrared ray source that provided between the x-ray source and the pressing panel and arranged in a two-dimensional shape in alignment with the pressing panel, and that is movable between a first position in close contact with the pressing panel and a second position outside an x-ray image capture region.
10/02/14
20140296643
Image capture assembly for use in a multi-viewing elements endoscope
An image capturing assembly for use in an endoscope includes a manifold with a base and a casing extending outward from the base, a partially enclosed housing adapted to physically attach to the manifold, a foldable led carrier substrate capable of carrying a plurality of leds, a flexible optical carrier substrate capable of carrying a plurality of camera sensors, and a tip cover adapted to cover the manifold, housing, led carrier substrate, and optical carrier substrate. The manifold includes at least one continuous channel extending throughout its length.
10/02/14
20140294357
Image capturing apparatus, method for controlling image capturing apparatus, display control apparatus, and method for controlling display control apparatus
An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a recording control unit configured to perform control to record an image captured by the image capturing unit on a recording medium, a display unit configured to display the image, a detection unit configured to detect information about ambient brightness of the image capturing apparatus, and a control unit configured to perform control to change brightness of the display unit based on a detection result by the detection unit, wherein the control unit performs control so as not to change the brightness of the display unit based on the detection result by the detection unit while the image is recorded on the recording medium.. .
10/02/14
20140294304
Method and system for creating optimized images for data identification and extraction
A viewfinder screen display is generated and positioned such that a source document is displayed in the viewfinder screen display. Source document image blocks corresponding to different portions of the source document are then defined.
10/02/14
20140294282
Method and apparatus for hardness tester
A hardness tester has an indentation former forming an indentation by pressing an indenter against a surface of a sample; an image capture controller controlling a ccd camera to capture an image of the surface of the sample and obtain image data; an indentation area extractor extracting an indentation area based on the obtained image data; and a hardness calculator calculating hardness of the sample based on the extracted indentation area. The indentation area extractor has a reduced image generator reducing the image obtained from the image data of the surface of the sample at a scale ratio selected from a plurality of predetermined scale ratios and generating a reduced image; and a pattern matcher performing pattern matching with respect to the generated reduced image and extracting the indentation area..
10/02/14
20140294278
Imaging control apparatus, imaging apparatus, control apparatus for radiation imaging, control method, and storage medium
There is provided with an imaging control apparatus. A reception unit receives an imaging order.
10/02/14
20140294246
Movement distance estimating device and movement distance estimating method
A movement distance estimating device includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: determine, based on a first image and a second image included in images captured by an image capture device mounted on a moving body, an amount of relative movement of the moving body between a first time point at which the first image is captured and a second time point at which the second image is captured, determine a scale for the amount of relative movement, based on a relation in a three-dimensional space between a road surface and a spatial point corresponding to a feature point in an area other than a road-surface area in at least one image of the captured images, and determine a movement distance of the moving body between the first and second time points, based on the amount of relative movement and the scale.. .
10/02/14
20140293737
Acousto-optic image capture device
An acousto-optic image capture device includes: an acoustic wave source to irradiating an object with an acoustic wave; an acoustic lens system which transforms a scattered wave from the object into a plane acoustic wave; an acousto-optic medium portion which is arranged so that the scattered wave transmitted through the acoustic lens system is incident there; a light source to emit a light beam in which monochromatic rays of light with different traveling directions are superposed and which is incident on the acousto-optic medium portion; an imaging lens system which condenses diffracted rays of light of the plane wave monochromatic rays of light produced by the acousto-optic medium portion; and an image receiving member which detects the rays of light condensed by the imaging lens system to output an electrical signal. The acoustic lens system includes at least two reflecting mirrors..
10/02/14
20140293089
Image capturing apparatus capable of adjusting white balance
An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit that acquires data of a first image captured with light and a second image captured without light, a white balance gain calculation unit that acquires gain values of each color component of the first and second images, an image partitioning unit that divides the first and second images into areas, a luminance acquisition unit that acquires luminance values for each area of the first and second images, a luminance acquisition unit that calculates relative values with respect to luminance values for each area of the first image and second image, and a luminance acquisition unit that selects specific relative values among the relative values. The white balance gain calculation unit corrects the gain value for each color component of the first image, based on the specific relative values..
10/02/14
20140293069
Real-time image classification and automated image content curation
The present disclosure describes real-time image classification and automated image content curation. An image is uploaded to a database of a real-time image classification system after its capture using an image capture device.
10/02/14
20140293036
Bio-imaging method and system
An imaging system for generating images of biological samples having a surface, the system comprising: a sample support for supporting a biological sample in use; a plurality of illumination sources, the plurality of illumination sources being arranged around the sample support and each adapted to illuminate the biological sample, in use, from a different direction; an image capture device for capturing illumination which has impinged on the biological sample to thereby form an image of the sample; wherein at least one of the illumination sources direction is not perpendicular to the surface of the sample.. .
10/02/14
20140292809
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition part configured to acquire an image captured by an imaging part, and a display controller configured to cause a virtual object to be displayed in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in the image. The display controller controls the virtual object on a basis of a size of the real object in a real space..
10/02/14
20140292723
Information processing device and information processing method
An information processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, acquiring a captured image captured by a camera; measuring a three-dimensional coordinate position of a manipulating object included in the captured image acquired by the acquiring; and controlling a projector to display an image on the manipulating object based on a distance between the three-dimensional coordinate position measured by the measuring and a border of a three-dimensional area in which the three-dimensional coordinate position of the manipulating object is capable of being measured, determined by the camera.. .
10/02/14
20140292645
Display control device, display control method, and recording medium
There is provided a display control device including a display controller configured to place a virtual object within an augmented reality space corresponding to a real space in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in an image captured by an imaging part, and an operation acquisition part configured to acquire a user operation. When the user operation is a first operation, the display controller causes the virtual object to move within the augmented reality space..
10/02/14
20140290199
Control arrangement and method for controlling a position of a transfer device of a harvesting machine
Present invention is an adjustable transfer device for unloading processed crop onto a container of a transport vehicle including a control arrangement with an electronic control unit, among other integrated components. Electronic control unit calculates position of expected point of incidence of crop flow on the container within field of view of optical image capture device, displays image of container together with symbol representing calculated expected point of incidence of crop flow on container on display, receives adjustment inputs from user interface for adjusting position of actuator and thus of adjustable transfer device, updates position of symbol in image on display, receives confirmation input from user interface once symbol in image on display is in appropriate position, derives at least one feature in image representing container, and tracks container within output signal of image processing system based on retrieved image feature and controls actuator accordingly to fill container with crop..
09/25/14
20140288711
Robot system and method for manufacturing to-be-processed-material
A robot system includes a robot, an image capture device, and a setting device. The image capture device is fixed at a position external to the robot, and configured to capture an image of a range including the robot and a vicinity of the robot.
09/25/14
20140288413
Surgical robot system and method of controlling the same
A surgical robot system includes a slave system to perform a surgical operation on a patient and an imaging system that includes an image capture unit including a plurality of cameras to acquire a plurality of affected area images, an image generator detecting an occluded region in each of the affected area images acquired by the plurality of cameras, removing the occluded region therefrom, warping each of the affected area images from which the occluded region is removed, and matching the affected area images to generate a final image, and a controller driving each of the plurality of cameras of the image capture unit to acquire the plurality of affected area images and inputting the acquired plurality of affected area images to the image generator to generate a final image.. .
09/25/14
20140286619
Display control apparatus displaying image
An image capture apparatus 1 is equipped with: a cpu 11 that acquires a plurality of images; a normalization unit 54 that performs normalization such that an area of at least one of a plurality of acquired images satisfies a predetermined criterion; and a display control unit 56 that performs control such that a plurality of images including the images normalized by the normalization unit 54 are displayed in an output unit 19.. .
09/25/14
20140286574
Computer-readable recording medium recording program for image processing, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and image processing method
A computer is caused to execute: acquisition of a captured image captured by an imaging device; display of an image including the captured image on a display device; and detection from the captured image, of a feature in a real space captured in the captured image, using an image for detection of the feature. In a case where the captured image acquired in the acquisition of the image captured is a reversed image, the feature is detected by performing a reverse comparison process involving: comparing the captured image with a reversed image of the image for detection; or comparing an image obtained by further reversing the captured image, with the image for detection.
09/25/14
20140286537
Measurement device, measurement method, and computer program product
According to an embodiment, a measurement device includes an image acquisition unit, a time acquisition unit, and first and second calculators. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire a reference image that is of an object captured at a first viewpoint as well as a plurality of asynchronous images of the object each captured at a second viewpoint at a time different from when the reference image is captured.
09/25/14
20140285709
Systems, methods, and devices for flash exposure control using preflash statistics
Systems, methods, and devices for obtaining a properly exposed strobe-illuminated image are provided. One method for doing so may include, for example, gathering image capture statistics during a first period when a strobe is not emitting light and during a second period when the strobe emits a preflash.
09/25/14
20140285698
Viewfinder display based on metering images
An image capture device may capture a series of images. The series of images may include a plurality of metering images interleaved with a plurality of preview images.
09/25/14
20140285687
Image processing apparatus, method for controlling image processing apparatus and storage medium
An image processing apparatus comprising: a storage unit configured to store user information of an imaging apparatus, image information containing an image or images captured by the imaging apparatus, and operation information of the imaging apparatus during image capture, in association with each other; an obtaining unit configured to obtain operation information corresponding to user information of a first imaging apparatus when receiving the user information of the first imaging apparatus; an analysis unit configured to analyze at least one time segment based on the operation information; and an extraction unit configured to extract image information corresponding to the at least one time segment from image information of an imaging apparatus or apparatuses other than the first imaging apparatus.. .
09/25/14
20140285679
Image capture apparatus that photographs a specific subject, a communication method, a storage medium and a communication system
An image capture apparatus includes a second communication control unit, a first communication control unit and a communication unit. The second communication control unit controls the communication unit so as to transmit information of a face image serving as identification information to identify a specific subject to one other image capture apparatus.
09/25/14
20140285672
Infrared camera systems and methods for dual sensor applications
Systems and methods disclosed herein provide for infrared camera systems and methods for dual sensor applications. For example, in one embodiment, an enhanced vision system comprises an image capture component having a visible light sensor to capture visible light images and an infrared sensor to capture infrared images.
09/25/14
20140285649
Image acquisition apparatus that stops acquisition of images
An image acquisition apparatus 1 includes: an image acquisition unit 43 that sequentially acquires images consecutively captured by an image capture unit 16; a face detection unit 44 that detects a predetermined subject in the acquired image each time an image is acquired; and an image acquisition stop unit 46 that stops the acquisition of target images for composition when the predetermined subject is detected.. .
09/25/14
20140285637
3d image capture method with 3d preview of preview images generated by monocular camera and related electronic device thereof
A three-dimensional (3d) image capture method, employed in an electronic device with a monocular camera and a 3d display, includes at least the following steps: while the electronic device is moving, deriving a 3d preview image from a first preview image and a second preview image generated by the monocular camera, and providing 3d preview on the 3d display according to the 3d preview image, wherein at least one of the first preview image and the second preview image is generated while the electronic device is moving; and when a capture event is triggered, outputting the 3d preview image as a 3d captured image.. .
09/25/14
20140285632
Imaging device and method
An imaging system comprising an image capture apparatus, arranged to capture a stereoscopic image of an operator work site, in communication with a display system; the display system arranged to receive and display said stereoscopic image on a display screen to said operator; wherein said display system is arranged such that the display screen is placed intermediate the operator's eyes and the work site.. .
09/18/14
20140283016
Security device, methods, and systems for continuous authentication
Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for securing a computing device. One security device includes a processor, memory and a connector.
09/18/14
20140281305
Memory image capture via memory write from a running system
Techniques for memory image capture via memory write from a running system are described. In at least some embodiments, a request is received for an image of a portion of memory.
09/18/14
20140279303
Image capture and processing for financial transactions
Systems, methods and computer-readable media for image capture and processing for financial transactions are disclosed. An image of a document may be received on behalf of a user.
09/18/14
20140279288
Method and system for data aggregation and diffusion
A system and method are provided for enabling evaluation of physical articles. An owner or other party generates video and/or still digitized images of one or more articles.
09/18/14
20140277733
Robot system and method for producing to-be-processed material
A robot system includes robot, an image capture device, a plurality of illumination devices, and a control device. The robot is configured to perform a predetermined work on a to-be-processed material.
09/18/14
20140276940
Surgical robot and method of controlling the same
Disclosed herein is a surgical robot including a slave device performing a surgical operation upon a patient and a master device controlling the surgical operation of the slave device. The slave device includes an image capture unit including a first lighting unit radiating visible light, a second lighting unit radiating uv light, and a camera capturing a visible-light image and a surgical tool coated with a uv reactive material emitting light in response to uv light radiated by the second lighting unit..
09/18/14
20140274378
Method and system of virtual gaming in a vehicle
A system for virtual gaming in a vehicle including a first imaging device having an image projection mechanism and an image capture mechanism. The image projection mechanism configured to project images on a game surface.
09/18/14
20140270801
Systems and methods using optical communication for commissioning of network nodes
Embodiments relate to methods, devices, and computer-implemented methods for transmitting a modulated signal transmitted from at least one signal light source and using the modulated signal for commissioning of network nodes. The method can include determining, by a network node, that the network node is not commissioned.
09/18/14
20140270528
Local image enhancement for text recognition
Various embodiments enable regions of text to be identified in an image captured by a camera of a computing device for preprocessing before being analyzed by a visual recognition engine. For example, each of the identified regions can be analyzed or tested to determine whether a respective region contains a quality associated with poor text recognition results, such as poor contrast, blur, noise, and the like, which can be measured by one or more algorithms.
09/18/14
20140270400
Expedited international flight online check-in
A user may check-in to an international flight and receive an electronic boarding pass using captured travel document information. If the travel document information has not been captured, the travel document information may be captured from a travel document by one of visual image capture or wireless communication.
09/18/14
20140270385
Methods for mobile image capture of vehicle identification numbers in a non-document
Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to methods of capturing vehicle identification numbers (vin) from images captured by a mobile device. Capturing vin data can be useful in several applications, for example, insurance data capture applications.
09/18/14
20140270384
Methods for mobile image capture of vehicle identification numbers
Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to methods of capturing vehicle identification numbers (vin) from images captured by a mobile device. Capturing vin data can be useful in several applications, for example, insurance data capture applications.
09/18/14
20140270349
Systems and methods for classifying objects in digital images captured using mobile devices
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a digital image captured by a mobile device; and using a processor of the mobile device: generating a first representation of the digital image, the first representation being characterized by a reduced resolution; generating a first feature vector based on the first representation; comparing the first feature vector to a plurality of reference feature matrices; and classifying an object depicted in the digital image as a member of a particular object class based at least in part on the comparing.. .
09/18/14
20140268370
Lens system for redirecting light rays within a field of view toward a focal plane
A system for displaying an anamorphic image on a viewing surface comprises a screen having a viewing surface and an image source configured to display the anamorphic image on the viewing surface such that an image viewed on the viewing surface appears undistorted from a viewing point. In addition, the system may also include a reflective lens having a convex exterior surface and a refractive lens having a plurality of surfaces to redirect light toward an image capture device.
09/18/14
20140268250
Systems and methods for receipt-based mobile image capture
Systems and methods of capturing data from mobile images of receipts implemented are provided herein. One of the most important tasks behind the mobile receipt capture technology is understanding and utilizing category-specific rules in the form of known document sizes, relationships between different document fields, etc.


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