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Intuitive gesture control

Intuitive gesture control

System and method of portraying the shifting level of interest in an object or location

System and method of portraying the shifting level of interest in an object or location

System and method of portraying the shifting level of interest in an object or location

Apparatus and method for requesting and transferring contents

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Capture-related patents
11/13/14
20140337910
 Method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission patent thumbnailMethod, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission
A method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission are provided. A link aggregation method involves identifying controller network ports to a source connected to the same subnetwork; producing packets associating corresponding controller network ports selected by the source cpu for substantially uniform selection; and transmitting the packets to their corresponding network ports.
11/13/14
20140337802
 Intuitive gesture control patent thumbnailIntuitive gesture control
In an embodiment, the computing unit determines a spherical volume region corresponding to a sphere and lying in front of a display device and the midpoint of the volume region. Furthermore, the computing unit inserts manipulation possibilities related to the output image into image regions of the output image.
11/13/14
20140337477
 System and method of portraying the shifting level of interest in an object or location patent thumbnailSystem and method of portraying the shifting level of interest in an object or location
The principles of the invention relate to a system and method, that may include various different software and hardware components, that can provide feedback graphically indicating how many people are focused on an object or location at the same time on observers' image capture device screen. Such information may be communicated to each observer's device to convey the aggregate level of interest in the object, where the system performs operations involving tracking of the focus of the image capture devices, such as cell phones, on a location, following changes in a cluster size, and using the information to alter the displayed images according to the level of interest..
11/13/14
20140337446
 Apparatus and method for requesting and transferring contents patent thumbnailApparatus and method for requesting and transferring contents
Disclosed are an apparatus and method enabling a user to efficiently share contents. A user of an electronic device performs an image capturing by use of a camera, thereby generating an image capture event.
11/13/14
20140335761
 Detection apparatus and method of chemical mechanical polishing conditioner patent thumbnailDetection apparatus and method of chemical mechanical polishing conditioner
The present invention relates to a detection apparatus of chemical mechanical polishing conditioner, comprising: a working platform with a working plane; a placement base disposed on the working plane of the working platform, for carrying a chemical mechanical polishing conditioner; an image capture device forming one or a plurality of captured images on different regions of the chemical mechanical polishing conditioner; a display device; an image recognition module, wherein the captured images are performed a color matching by the image recognition module to determine one or a plurality of risk diamonds on the chemical mechanical polishing conditioner, and the coordinate location of the risk diamonds are outputted into the display device; and a mobile platform for moving the risk diamonds to specified locations. A detection method of the above mentioned detection apparatus is also disclosed..
11/13/14
20140334673
 Commodity recognition apparatus and method for recognizing commodity by the same patent thumbnailCommodity recognition apparatus and method for recognizing commodity by the same
A commodity recognition apparatus, which recognizes, from an image captured by an image capturing section and stored in a storage section, a commodity imaged in the image, identifies, for each image captured by the image capturing section, an image capturing condition of light source for the image. The commodity recognition apparatus selects the image captured by the image capturing section under a given image capturing condition identified and displays the selected image on a display section..
11/13/14
20140334666
 Calibration free, motion tolerant eye-gaze direction detector with contextually aware computer interaction and communication methods patent thumbnailCalibration free, motion tolerant eye-gaze direction detector with contextually aware computer interaction and communication methods
Eye tracking systems and methods include such exemplary features as a display device, at least one image capture device and a processing device. The display device displays a user interface including one or more interface elements to a user.
11/13/14
20140333809
 Method, apparatus, and system providing an imager with pixels having extended dynamic range patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus, and system providing an imager with pixels having extended dynamic range
The dynamic range of a pixel is increased by using selective photosensor resets during a frame time of image capture at a timing depending on the light intensity that the pixel will be exposed to during the frame time. Pixels that will be exposed to high light intensity are reset later in the frame than pixels that will be exposed to lower light intensity..
11/13/14
20140333762
 Image measuring apparatus and image measuring program patent thumbnailImage measuring apparatus and image measuring program
An image measuring apparatus includes an image capturer capturing an image of a measured object and outputting image data; a memory storing a plurality of first measurement data including the image data; a transmitter transmitting the first measurement data stored in the memory; a controller controlling the image capturer, the memory, and the transmitter; and a position control system controlling a position of the image capturer and outputting second measurement data including focus position data of the image capturer. During position control, the controller capturers an image at a predetermined interval and stores in the memory the first measurement data and the second measurement data so as to be associated with each other.
11/13/14
20140333664
 Vending kiosk user interface systems and methods patent thumbnailVending kiosk user interface systems and methods
An exemplary method includes a computer-implemented vending kiosk user interface system 1) receiving a camera image captured by a mobile device, the camera image including a visual representation of a vending kiosk located within a vicinity of the mobile device, 2) detecting the visual representation of the vending kiosk within the camera image, 3) generating, based on the detecting of the visual representation of the vending kiosk within the camera image, an augmented reality image that includes a combination of camera image content included in the camera image and virtual content associated with a vending service, and 4) directing the mobile device to display the augmented reality image. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed..
11/06/14
20140331184
Image capture and identification system and process
A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object..
11/06/14
20140330684
Electronic device, information processing method and program
An electronic device that is convenient to use is provided. The electronic device provided includes an operating unit that receives an operation of a user; an image capturing unit that is able to capture an image of an appearance of the user; an information providing unit that provides information to the user based on the image captured by the image capturing unit, wherein the image capturing unit captures an image of the user when the user is operating the operating unit..
11/06/14
20140328521
Social interaction using facial recognition
A method for facilitating real-world interaction includes receiving information regarding geographical positions of a plurality of client devices, determining that a subset of the plurality of client devices are within a given distance of each other, matching a face detected in an image captured by one of the plurality of client devices to facial data stored in a user database, and providing, to the one of the plurality of client devices, information regarding a user associated with the facial data.. .
11/06/14
20140328520
Systems and methods for mobile image capture and processing
In various embodiments, methods, systems, and computer program products for processing digital images captured by a mobile device are disclosed. Myriad features enable and/or facilitate processing of such digital images using a mobile device that would otherwise be technically impossible or impractical, and furthermore address unique challenges presented by images captured using a camera rather than a traditional flat-bed scanner, paper-feed scanner, or multifunction peripheral.
11/06/14
20140328455
Diagnostic imaging apparatus and control method of the same
An diagnostic imaging apparatus including: a correction table; a top panel height calculation unit configured to calculate a height of the top panel corresponding to the distance between the fulcrum of the top panel and the imaging position, from an image captured by continuous imaging of the subject; an imaging position estimation unit configured to estimate an imaging position of an image captured by a different imaging method from a method for the captured image based on the height of the top panel calculated by the top panel height calculation unit, the distance between the fulcrum of the top panel corresponding to the height and the imaging position, and the correction table; and an image correction unit configured to align the imaging position of the image captured by the different imaging method with the imaging position of the image captured by the continuous imaging.. .
11/06/14
20140328447
Systems and methods for computed tomography (ct) imaging using variable image quality factors or image capture settings in a single acquisition
Systems and methods for computed tomography (ct) imaging using variable image quality factors or image capture settings in a single acquisition are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes using a ct system to capture ct image data of an object in a single acquisition.
11/06/14
20140327943
System, apparatus and method for extracting image cross-sections of an object from received electromagnetic radiation
An apparatus and method to produce a hologram of a cross-section of an object includes an electromagnetic radiation assembly configured to receive a received electromagnetic radiation, such as light, from the object. The electromagnetic radiation assembly is further configured to diffract the received electromagnetic radiation and transmit a diffracted electromagnetic radiation.
11/06/14
20140327940
Systems and methods for detecting and classifying objects in video captured using mobile devices
A method includes invoking an image capture interface via a mobile device; and analyzing video data captured via the capture interface. The analysis includes determining whether an object exhibiting one or more defining characteristics is depicted within the viewfinder; and if so, whether that object satisfies one or more predetermined quality control criteria.
11/06/14
20140327931
Apparatus for capturing, converting, and transmitting a visual image signal via a digital transmission system
An image capture, conversion, compression, storage and transmission system provides a data signal representing the image in a format and protocol capable of being transmitted over any of a plurality of readily available transmission systems and received by readily available, standard equipment receiving stations. In its most comprehensive form, the system is capable of sending and receiving audio, documentary and visual image data to and from standard remote stations readily available throughout the world..
11/06/14
20140327928
Apparatus for capturing, converting, and transmitting a visual image signal via a digital transmission system
An image capture, conversion, compression, storage and transmission system provides a data signal representing the image in a format and protocol capable of being transmitted over any of a plurality of readily available transmission systems and received by readily available, standard equipment receiving stations. In its most comprehensive form, the system is capable of sending and receiving audio, documentary and visual image data to and from standard remote stations readily available throughout the world..
11/06/14
20140327797
Imaging device, method for controlling imaging device, and storage medium storing a control program
An imaging apparatus (10) includes: an image pickup device (14) including plural photoelectric conversion elements arrayed in first and second directions; an amplification means that treats (k×l) pixels as respective common pixels and amplifies an image capture signal for each of the common pixels; a color filter that is provided with a repeatedly disposed basic array pattern or first and second filters placed in a predetermined pattern of (n×m) pixels; and an image processing section (20) and a drive section (22) that perform charge sweeping by applying sequential shutter pulses to the image pickup device (14) in turn to each pixel, or to each scan line, or to each of plural pixels on a scan line, that read pixel signals of the plural pixels at a set cycle, that, from the read pixel signals, generate line image data of pixels that are arrayed running along the second direction at a cycle of from k pixels to n pixels in the first direction, and that generate image data based on the line image data.. .
11/06/14
20140327792
Methods for facilitating computer vision application initialization
Embodiments disclosed pertain to systems, method s and apparatus for the initialization of computer vision (cv) applications on user devices (uds) comprising a camera and a display. In some embodiments, an optimal camera trajectory for initialization of a computer vision (cv) application may be determined based on an initial camera pose and an estimated pivot distance.
11/06/14
20140327785
Image capture apparatus
In the presence of a switching instruction of operation modes in an image capture apparatus, it is examined whether image data is being transferred or not. When the image data is not being transferred, the operation modes are immediately switched.
11/06/14
20140327783
Light-condensing unit, solid-state image sensor, and image capture device
A solid-state image sensor according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a photodetector array 100 in which photodetectors a and b are arranged two-dimensionally within an image capturing plane. Some of those photodetectors b located in multiple different mutually intersecting directions with respect to each photodetector a are adjacent to the photodetector a.
11/06/14
20140327782
Universal remote control with object recognition
Embodiments utilize a camera on a universal remote control to automatically detect which device the remote is pointed at by the user. The image captured by the camera is compared to a database of images of known or preconfigured devices that can be controlled by the universal remote control.
11/06/14
20140327777
Automated, remotely-verified alarm system with intrusion and video surveillance and digital video recording
An automated self-monitored alarm verification solution including at least a premises portion, a server portion, and an end user device portion. Alarm verification includes capturing by an image capture device at least one image in response to a detection event, and transmitting a first data signal including the image to a local signal processing device.
11/06/14
20140327776
Drive assistance device
The device comprises: a first image capture means (7) for image capturing a host vehicle vicinity; a sonar (12) which senses an object in the host vehicle vicinity; a second image capture means (14) for image capturing the left front corner of the host vehicle; an image compositing means for forming a bird's-eye image on the basis of the images which are captured with the first image capture means (7) and the second image capture means (14); and a control means (5) for controlling a switch of a display of a display means (13). The control means (5) establishes the display switch condition of the display means (13) on the basis of the travel state of the host vehicle when the sonar (12) senses the object and the travel state of the host vehicle when the sonar (12) does not sense the object..
11/06/14
20140327770
Image monitoring and display from unmanned vehicle
An image capture and display system comprises an image capture array positioned on a vehicle, the image capture array comprising a plurality of image sensing members. At least one transmitter is provided for transmitting images from the image sensing members.
11/06/14
20140327755
Apparatus and method for positioning an iris for iris image capture
The invention provides an apparatus and method for positioning an iris for iris image capture. An iris image sensor is configured to have an image capture region defining an intended position of the subject's iris for image capture.
11/06/14
20140327754
Method and apparatus for compensating for sub-optimal orientation of an iris imaging apparatus
The invention comprises a method and apparatus for compensating for sub-optimal orientation of an iris imaging apparatus during image capture. The iris imaging apparatus of the invention comprises an iris camera and a deviation sensor.
11/06/14
20140327753
Apparatus and method for positioning an iris for iris image capture
The invention provides an apparatus and method for positioning an iris for iris image capture. An iris image sensor is configured to have an image capture region defining an intended position of the subject's iris for image capture.
11/06/14
20140327750
System, method, and computer program product for displaying a scene as a light field
A system, method, and computer program product that displays a light field to simulate an electronic viewfinder of an image capture device. The method includes the operations of receiving a scene corresponding to the electronic viewfinder and determining a pre-filtered image that simulates the scene, where the pre-filtered image represents a light field and corresponds to a target image.
11/06/14
20140327744
Image processing apparatus, method thereof, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium
An image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer program product perform image processing to suppress an amount of parallax adjustment based on a posture of the image processing apparatus. The apparatus includes a parallax control unit that adjusts a position of an object in a left image and in a right image captured by an imaging device based on detected movement of the imaging device during an imaging operation.
11/06/14
20140327733
Image monitoring and display from unmanned vehicle
An image capture and display system comprises an image capture array positioned on a vehicle, the image capture array comprising a plurality of image sensing members. At least one transmitter is provided for transmitting images from the image sensing members.
11/06/14
20140327611
Information processing apparatus and method, and program
The present technology relates to information processing apparatus and method, and a program, which are capable of presenting an operation input unit in a position in which a user easily performs an input operation. An imaging unit captures an image of a vicinity of a display unit.
11/06/14
20140327529
Interactive object tracing system and interactive object and tracing method thereof
An interactive object tracing system includes an interactive object including a control unit, a first communication module and a first display module and a portable communication device including a control module, a second communication module and an image capture module. The first display module, the second communication module and the image capture module are respectively used for displaying a specific color light, exchanging information, and capturing an image of the interactive object.
11/06/14
20140326855
Image capture module
An image capture module is disclosed, which includes a holder and a lens unit. A plurality of through holes are disposed on the holder, wherein at least one light blocking portion is disposed between the two adjacent through holes.
10/30/14
20140324285
Vehicle assistance device and method
An example of a vehicle assistance method includes obtaining a surroundings image captured by at least one camera. The method then controls a converting unit to convert the obtained surroundings image into a birds-eye view.
10/30/14
20140321711
Vehicle assistance device and method
An example vehicle assistance method includes obtaining a surroundings image captured by a camera. The method then creates a 3d surroundings model according to the surroundings image and the distances between each object recorded in the obtained surroundings image and the camera.
10/30/14
20140321706
Automated, remotely-verified alarm system with intrusion and video surveillance and digitial video recording
An automated self-monitored alarm verification solution including at least a premises portion, a server portion, and an end user device portion. Alarm verification includes capturing by an image capture device at least one image in response to a detection event, and transmitting a first data signal including the image to a local signal processing device.
10/30/14
20140321614
Mobile radiation generating apparatus and radiation imaging system
A mobile radiation generating apparatus comprising: a cart unit; a column extending from the cart unit; and an arm extending from the column; a radiation emitting unit arranged in a distal end portion of the arm, and configured to irradiate an object with radiation; a first display control unit configured to cause a first display apparatus arranged in the cart unit to display a radiation image captured by a radiation imaging apparatus which detects radiation transmitted through the object; and a second display control unit independent of the first display control unit, and configured to cause a second display apparatus arranged in the radiation emitting unit or on the arm to display a thumbnail image of the radiation image and a state of the radiation imaging apparatus.. .
10/30/14
20140320734
Image capture apparatus and method of controlling the same
An image sensor has multiple pixel units in correspondence with each microlens, and focus detection is performed with a phase-difference detection method using output from the image sensor. The signals to be used in the focus detection can be combined, and a larger signal combining amount is set in the case of output from the image sensor with a first thinning amount than in the case of output from the image sensor with a second thinning amount..
10/30/14
20140320698
Systems and methods for capturing photo sequences with a camera
Systems and methods providing a photo sequence mode for a camera system are provided. In one embodiment, a camera system comprises a camera, a controller and a camera driver.
10/30/14
20140320668
Method and apparatus for image capture targeting
In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method and corresponding apparatus and computer program are disclosed for: receiving images from an image sensor of a camera unit (505); monitoring locations of different objects in the received images (510); determining which if any of the different objects is a primary object that is or should be of interest to a user (515); and detecting if any primary object becomes occluded by another one of the different objects and responsively to detection of such occlusion triggering a first action (520).. .
10/30/14
20140320639
System for estimating size distribution and concentration of aerosols in atmospheric region
A system for estimating size distribution and concentration of aerosols in an atmospheric region includes a digital camera, a sunlight attenuation filter, and a processor. The filter is aligned between the sun and the camera's aperture.
10/30/14
20140319220
Cell phone reading mode using image timer
An system contains an image capture device configured to capture an image. The system includes a lighting and exposure mechanism.
10/30/14
20140319168
Hands free, controlled autofill for a dispenser
A dispensing system includes one or more digital image capture devices for capturing images in a dispenser well and a digital image analyzer operatively coupled to the digital image capture device(s) for analyzing the images for use in regulating a dispensing operation. The digital image analyzer evaluates digital images captured by the digital image capture device(s) to determine various characteristics of a container, such as the height and position of the container..
10/23/14
20140317024
Internet-based paperless postage system
A paperless postage method includes receiving sender electronic mail piece images and storing them, receiving a mail piece, taking an image of the mail piece, comparing the image with the stored sender electronic mail piece images to determine a match, retrieving sender service selections for the mail piece, and processing the mail piece according to the sender service selections. A paperless postage system includes an information reception and storage module configured to receive and store sender electronic mail piece images, an image capture module configured to take an image of a mail piece, an image matching module configured to compare the image with the stored sender electronic mail piece images to determine a match, a service selection module configured to retrieve sender service selections for the mail piece, and a mail piece processing module configured to process the mail piece according to the sender service selections for the mail piece..
10/23/14
20140316699
Automatic image capture
In one embodiment, a mobile device generates sensor data configured to describe a geographic position of a mobile device. A list of events is defined according to position data and time data.
10/23/14
20140314313
Visual clothing retrieval
Techniques are provided for efficiently identifying relevant product images based on product items detected in a query image. In general, a query image may represent a digital image in any format that depicts a human body and one or more product items.
10/23/14
20140313370
Method, device, and machine readable medium for image capture and selection
The invention is related to a method, a device, and a machine readable medium for image capture and selection. One of the disclosed embodiments of the invention is specifically related to an image selecting method performed by an image capturing device for selecting at least one image from a sequence of captured images.
10/23/14
20140313360
Electronic device and method for operating the same
A method for processing image captured by an image sensor is provided. The operation method of an electronic device according to the present disclosure includes receiving a sensing image having a sensor pattern of an image sensor and meta-information including sensing image information related to the sensing image and storing the sensing image and the sensing image information including the meta-information..
10/23/14
20140313332
Control device, control method, and computer program
There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.. .
10/23/14
20140313226
Appartus for hands-free augmented reality viewing
An apparatus for viewing augmented reality images in a hands-free manner includes a tracker base in which various interchangeable trackers may be placed. The interchangeable trackers include an image specialized to an application framework running on a device with an image capture device in range of the image.
10/23/14
20140313165
Interactive input system and method
An image capture method comprises generating a synchronization signal based on modulated illumination; and synchronizing image frame capture of at least one image sensor using the synchronization signal with the illumination timing of an active pointer within a region of interest in the field of view of the at least one image sensor.. .
10/23/14
20140313132
Motion detecting device and the method for dynamically adjusting image sensing area thereof
A motion detecting device and the method for dynamically adjusting image sensing area is disclosed. The motion detecting device includes a light source, an image capture unit and a processing unit.
10/16/14
20140310420
System and method of identifying networked device for establishing a p2p connection
A system and method to identify a networked device for establishing a p2p connection is disclosed, wherein the system comprises a network server, a plurality of networked devices and terminal devices; and the method comprises: connecting at least one networked device to a network server through the internet; registering the identification code of the networked device to the list of networked devices of the server and dispose a barcode corresponding to the identification code on the networked device; capturing the barcode of the networked device by an image capture unit of the terminal device to intercept the barcode to produce a connection request signal corresponding to the barcode; and obtaining, by the network server, the networked device from the list of networked devices and establish a p2p connection between the terminal device and the networked device.. .
10/16/14
20140308031
Wearable camera
A garment clip is disclosed. The garment clip houses a camera and comprising a first portion housing operational circuitry and a second portion supporting an image capture component.
10/16/14
20140307978
Method and system for analog/digital image simplification and stylization
A computer program product includes instructions for a processor to perform a method of improving image structure and coherence, and/or for simplification/stylization. The method includes inputting the image, by: scanning the image; image capture using a camera; and/or image creation using a computer.
10/16/14
20140307162
Electronic apparatus and camera device thereof
The present disclosure relates to a camera device and an electronic device. The camera device comprises a rigid circuit board, an image sensor, and a heat dissipation member.
10/16/14
20140307157
Information communication method
An information communication method selects between a visible light communication mode, in which information is obtained from a subject using an image sensor having a plurality of exposure lines, and a normal imaging mode. The information communication method includes obtaining first image data by image capture with a first exposure time in the normal imaging mode and obtaining second image data by image capture with a second exposure time, shorter than the first exposure time, in the visible light communication mode.
10/16/14
20140307156
Information communication method
An information communication method selects between a visible light communication mode in which information is obtained from a subject using an image sensor having a plurality of exposure lines and a normal imaging mode. The method includes obtaining first image data by image capture with a first exposure time in the normal imaging mode.
10/16/14
20140307155
Information communication method
An information communication method selects between a visible light communication mode in which information is obtained from a subject using an image sensor having a plurality of exposure lines and a normal imaging mode. The information communication method includes obtaining first image data by image capture with a first exposure time in the normal imaging mode by sequentially starting exposure of each of the exposure lines of the image sensor at different times.
10/16/14
20140307110
Motion blur-free capture of low light high dynamic range images
Embodiments of the disclosure compensate for global movement and in-scene movement during image capture by a computing device. A sequence of images is accessed by the computing device.
10/16/14
20140307100
Orthographic image capture system
An image capture system for an image data capture and processing system, consisting of a digital imaging device, active illumination source, computer and software that generates 2 dimensional data sets from which real world coordinate information with planarity, scale, aspect, and innate dimensional qualities can be extracted from the captured image in order to transform the image data into other geometric perspectives and to extract real dimensional data from the imaged objects. The image transformations may be homographic transformations, orthographic transformations, perspective transformations, or other transformations that takes into account distortions in the captured image caused by the camera angle..
10/16/14
20140307085
Distance measuring apparatus and method
A distance measuring apparatus includes at least one projection unit configured to project a light pattern on a target object, at least one imaging unit configured to capture an image of the target object on which the light pattern is projected, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a distance from the projection unit or the imaging unit to the target object based on the image captured by the imaging unit, a grouping unit configured to group surfaces of the target object, and a determination unit configured to determine a light pattern to be projected by the projection unit based on the surfaces grouped by the grouping unit.. .
10/16/14
20140307046
Live panoramic image capture and distribution
There is provided a system and a method for use by the system to provide live panoramic image capture and distribution. In one implementation, such a method includes capturing multiple perspectives of a visual environment, combining at least a subset of those perspectives to produce a panoramic image of the visual environment, and encoding the panoramic image to generate panoramic image data.
10/16/14
20140306890
Projection display device and method of controlling the same
In at least one embodiment, a projection display device comprises an image projection section, an imaging section, a location specifying section, and a display control section. The image projection section is configured to project an image toward a projection surface.
10/16/14
20140306844
Lane estimation apparatus and method
Disclosed herein are a lane estimation apparatus and method. The lane estimation apparatus includes a camera unit which captures an image in front of a vehicle, a radar unit which senses a plurality of stationary objects in front of the vehicle, and a lane estimation unit which detects a lane through the image captured by the camera unit, generates an imaginary lane joining a plurality of stationary objects next to a road among the stationary objects sensed by the radar unit, determines whether the generated imaginary lane is valid based on a distance between the detected lane and the generated imaginary lane, generates, when the imaginary lane is valid according to the determined result, a final lane based on the detected lane and the imaginary lane, and recognizes the generated final lane as a driving lane of the vehicle..
10/09/14
20140303887
Portable 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
An apparatus for attachment to a portable image capture and storage device. The apparatus includes an auxiliary lens and an elastic band coupled thereto.


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