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 Wireless communication device and wireless communication system patent thumbnailWireless communication device and wireless communication system
A wireless device includes an imaging unit having an optical axis which is identical to a radio wave direction of a directional antenna, a reference image is stored in a storage unit, a wireless communication device serving as a communication counterpart and an area around the wireless communication device are photographed at regular intervals, and a control unit compares images photographed at regular intervals with a reference image, calculates a degree of similarity through normalized cross-correlation which is hardly influenced by a change in brightness, calculates an index value indicating a state of a region serving as a monitoring target based on a degree of weighted similarity, detects an abnormality when the index value is a specific numerical value or less, and outputs alert information including the photographed image when a state in which the abnormality is detected is continued for a certain period of time.. .
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.


 A wearable 3d augmented reality display patent thumbnailA wearable 3d augmented reality display
A wearable 3d augmented reality display and method, which may include 3d integral imaging optics.. .
University Of Connecticut


 Image processing method and image processing system patent thumbnailImage processing method and image processing system
An image processing method for processing a plurality of images, the image processing method includes: step s11 of acquiring a plurality of first images, each of the plurality of first images taken with each of a plurality of imaging devices; step s12 of acquiring first imaging clock times, each of the first imaging clock times corresponding to each of the plurality of first images; and s13 of selecting a plurality of second images from the plurality of first images, each of second imaging clock times corresponding to each of the plurality of second images, the second imaging clock times (i) being substantially matched with each other and (ii) included in the first imaging clock times; and generating an image set constructed with the plurality of second images.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


 Method and  taking and displaying multi-view orthostereoscopic 3d images patent thumbnailMethod and taking and displaying multi-view orthostereoscopic 3d images
An imaging system includes a camera, a display panel and a processor for providing image data to the display panel. The camera has a sensor with pixel rows for capturing an image taken by a camera lens through a lenticular sheet with first lenticules, such that each first lenticule covers at least two pixel rows.
Bdv Co., Ltd.


 Imaging apparatus, image processing method, and program patent thumbnailImaging apparatus, image processing method, and program
An imaging apparatus includes first and second polarizers that polarize light from a subject in perpendicular polarization directions. Third and fourth polarizers are alternately disposed in a photodetection plane of an imaging device along a second direction perpendicular to a first direction, along which the first polarizer and the second polarizer are connected to each other, in such a way that the third and fourth polarizers extend in the second direction, and have polarization directions that are parallel to that of the first and second polarizers.
Sony Corporation


 Projection system, semiconductor integrated circuit, and image correction method patent thumbnailProjection system, semiconductor integrated circuit, and image correction method
A projection apparatus projects pattern light onto an object, the pattern light including pattern images corresponding to information that indicates coded projection coordinates in a projection coordinate system. Each of the pattern images includes two or more continuous areas.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


 Optimizing drive schemes for multiple projector systems patent thumbnailOptimizing drive schemes for multiple projector systems
Light projection systems and methods may comprise combining light from two or more projectors. Each projector may be controlled so that the combined light output of the projectors matches a target for the projected light.
Mtt Innovation Incorporated


 Imaging systems with clear filter pixels patent thumbnailImaging systems with clear filter pixels
An image sensor may have an array of image sensor pixels arranged in color filter unit cells each having one red image pixel that generates red image signals, one blue image pixel that generate blue image signals, and two clear image sensor pixels that generate white image signals. The image sensor may be coupled to processing circuitry that performs filtering operations on the red, blue, and white image signals to increase noise correlations in the image signals that reduce noise amplification when applying a color correction matrix to the image signals.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc


 Information processing apparatus and image processing system patent thumbnailInformation processing apparatus and image processing system
An information processing apparatus for transmitting image data to an information terminal, the information processing apparatus being capable of performing communication with the information terminal via a network is disclosed. The information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine persons from the image data captured by an imaging unit; a speaker estimating unit configured to estimate a speaker among the persons captured in the image data; a measurement unit configured to measure a speech time of the speaker estimated by the speaker estimating unit; an acquisition unit configured to obtain from the image data, based on the speech time measured by the measurement unit, a speaker image including the speaker that continuously speaks for a certain duration; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the speaker image obtained by the acquisition unit to the information terminal..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


 Camera user input based image value index patent thumbnailCamera user input based image value index
In an imaging evaluation method, camera, and system, a scene is imaged with a camera. User inputs to the camera are received concurrent with the imaging.
Apple Inc.


Imaging device, monitoring device, and electronic appliance

A highly accurate imaging device or a highly accurate imaging device capable of detecting differences is provided. A configuration including a circuit in which variation in threshold voltage among amplifier transistors of pixels is corrected is employed.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Imaging device and imaging system

Provided is an imaging device that performs multiple ad conversions including a first ad conversion and a second ad conversion for one pixel signal. A first memory has a bit width of n+1 bits (n is a natural number) and holds the least significant bit to the n+1th bit of a digital value obtained by the first ad conversion, and second memory has a bit width of m bits (m is a natural number) greater than n+1 bits and holds the least significant bit to the mth bit of a digital value obtained by the second ad conversion..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging device, module, electronic device, and operating the imaging device

An imaging device whose dynamic range can be wide with a simple structure is provided. In a circuit configuration and an operation method of the imaging device, whether a charge detection portion provided in a pixel is saturated with electrons is determined and an operation mode is changed depending on the determination result.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Imaging device and imaging system

The imaging device performs a global electronic shutter operation in which exposure periods of a plurality of pixels coincide with each other. In a first period during which a photoelectric conversion portion of at least one of the pixels accumulates an electric charge, signals based on electric charges held in holding portions of the plurality of pixels are sequentially output to an output line.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Driving imaging device and driving imaging system

A driving method of an imaging device, and a driving method of an imaging system set the number of unit cells based on signals output from a plurality of unit cells in a phase difference detection area within an imaging area to a number larger than the number of unit cells based on signals output from a plurality of unit cells in a range other than the phase difference detection area within the imaging area.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus and imaging method thereof using correlated double sampling

The present invention relates to an imaging apparatus, including a pixel array comprising a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns, wherein at least one of the pixels comprises a capacitor configured to store a reset signal and a pixel signal; and a plurality of column circuits, wherein at least one of the column circuits reads the reset signal and the pixel signal from the capacitor respectively, and generates the difference between the reset signal and the pixel signal, the generation of the pixel signal being later than that of the reset signal.. .
Smartsens Technology (us) Inc.

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a photodetecting unit, a row control unit, a column control unit, and a signal readout unit. The photodetecting unit includes m×n pixel units p(1,1) to p(m,n) two-dimensionally arrayed in m rows and n columns.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

Imaging device and imaging system

An imaging device includes pixels including a photoelectric conversion unit, a holding unit that holds charge, and an amplifier unit. The pixels include a first group outputting a signal based on charge generated during a first exposure period, and a second group outputting a signal based on charge generated during a second exposure period longer than the first exposure period.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Time spaced infrared image enhancement

Techniques using small form factor infrared imaging modules are disclosed. An imaging system may include visible spectrum imaging modules, infrared imaging modules, and other modules to interface with a user and/or a monitoring system.
Flir Systems, Inc.

Digitizing microscope slides

A microscope scanner is provided comprising a detector array for obtaining an image from a sample and a sample holder configured to move relative to the detector array. The sample holder can be configured to move to a plurality of target positions relative to the detector array in accordance with position control signals issued by a controller and the detector array is configured to capture images during an imaging scan based on the position control signals..
Ffei Limited

System and supporting photography with different effects

System and method can support photography. A controller can configure a carrier to move an imaging device along a moving path.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Optical dynamic imaging system

The dynamic positioning of sensors, which exploit the mechanical and physiological changes in tissues, can significantly increase the performance in characterization of tumors. Here, we disclose the optical dynamic imaging (odi) system for tumor characterization.
Temple University - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

Imaging apparatus, control the same, and program

An imaging apparatus is capable of imaging with the use of an illumination apparatus including a flash unit capable of changing a radiation direction, and includes: a photometry unit; a display unit that displays information about a result of photometry using the photometry unit; and a display control unit that executes a control related to display on the display unit, wherein when the illumination apparatus is performing a first operation of multiple emissions by the flash unit while changing automatically the radiation direction of the flash unit to a plurality of different directions, the display control unit performs a control so as not to display the information about the photometry result on the display unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus and support mechanism for movable member

An imaging apparatus includes a body provided with an image sensor; a displayer configured to display an image obtained via the image sensor, the displayer being supported by the body to be movable relative to the body; a connecting member provided with first and second connecting portions; a first support portion provided on one of the body and the displayer, the first connecting portion of the connecting member being connected to the first support portion in a rotatable manner about a spherical center thereof relative to the one of the body and the displayer; and a second support portion provided on the other of the body and the displayer, the second connecting portion of the connecting member being connected to the second support portion in a rotatable manner about a spherical center thereof and in a linearly-movable manner relative to the other of the body and the displayer.. .
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.

Image-blur correction apparatus, tilt correction apparatus, controlling image-blur correction apparatus, and controlling tilt correction apparatus

A tilt correction apparatus includes a manipulation unit configured to designate a level of an effect of first tilt correction of an imaging apparatus having an optical axis as a rotary axis and a level of an effect of second tilt correction of the imaging apparatus having an axis orthogonal to the optical axis as a rotary axis, an electronic correction unit configured to execute at least one of the first tilt correction and the second tilt correction by moving an image clipping range set within an imaging screen, and a calculation unit configured to vary a ratio of a first tilt-correctable range and a ratio of a second tilt-correctable range from the electronic correction unit according to the level of the effect of the first tilt correction and the level of the effect of the second tilt correction.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging operation guidance device and imaging operation guidance method

An imaging operation guidance device, comprises an imaging sensor that obtains images of an object and outputs image data relating to the object, a memory that stores the image data and an operation history for the image sensor, and a controller that determines guidance for a current image being obtained, based on difference between at least one previous image and the current image, in accordance with the operation history that has been stored in the memory.. .
Olympus Corporation

Imaging device and capsule endoscope

An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a first change amount calculating unit, and a second change amount calculating unit, and a control unit. The imaging unit continuously performs imaging to generate images of a plurality of frames of which the resolution is any one of a plurality of resolutions.
Olympus Corporation

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device includes: an optical system which obtains an optical image of a photographic subject; an image sensor which converts the optical image to an electric signal; a digital signal processor which produces image data based on the electric signal; a display section which displays a photographic subject image expressed by the image data; and an operating section which performs a necessary setting regarding imaging, the digital signal processor including: an autofocus operation section which performs an autofocus operation based on data of an autofocus area set in the photographic subject image; a main area setting section which sets a main area in the photographic subject image; and a blurring operation section which performs a blurring operation on an area other than the main area in the photographic subject image, wherein the autofocus area is set automatically to overlap with at least a part of the main area.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Imaging device and imaging system

An imaging device includes pixels including a photoelectric conversion unit, a holding unit holding charge transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit, and an amplifier unit outputting signal based on the charge. The pixels output a first signal based on charge generated in a first exposure period and a second signal based on charge generated in a second exposure period of different length.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus and imaging control apparatus having synchronous type wireless communication function

The present invention is to perform synchronous shooting using synchronous type wireless communication more effectively. An imaging apparatus 1 includes: a synchronous communication unit m1 configured to perform synchronous type wireless communication to send/receive data in a communication synchronized state in which a communication clock of a communication partner and an own communication clock are synchronized; a synchronous communication control unit m2 configured to make a transition to the communication synchronized state to perform the synchronous type wireless communication with other imaging apparatuses that are to perform synchronous shooting; a broadcast reception unit m4 configured to receive a broadcast wireless signal transmitted to plural imaging apparatuses in the communication synchronized state; and a first control unit 104a configured to perform shooting at timing when the broadcast wireless signal is received..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus, outputting image data, and program

[solving means] an imaging apparatus according to the present technology includes a transmittance adjustment unit, an imaging device, and a control unit. The transmittance adjustment unit is capable of adjusting a transmittance of light in accordance with an applied voltage.

Machine vision inspection obtaining an image with an extended depth of field

A method for providing an extended depth of field (edof) image includes: periodically modulating an imaging system focus position at a high frequency; using an image exposure comprising discrete image exposure increments acquired at discrete focus positions during an image integration time comprising a plurality of modulation periods of the focus position; and using strobe operations having controlled timings configured to define a set of evenly spaced focus positions for the image exposure increments. The timings are configured so that adjacent focus positions in the set are acquired at times that are separated by at least one reversal of the direction of change of the focus position during its periodic modulation.
Mitutoyo Corporation

Wide dynamic range using monochromatic sensor

A system for digital imaging in a light deficient environment includes an emitter for providing illumination with electromagnetic pulses. The system includes an image sensor that creates image data from the electromagnetic pulses.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Systems and methods for placing an imaging tool in a test and measurement tool

Analysis systems can include both a test and measurement tool for generating measurement data representative of at least one parameter of a device under test and an imaging tool for generating image data representative of a target scene. An electrical isolation mechanism can electrically isolate a user operating the analysis tool from the test and measurement circuit through the imaging tool.
Fluke Corporation

Electrical isolation for a camera in a test and measurement tool

Analysis systems can include both a test and measurement tool for generating measurement data representative of at least one parameter of a device under test and an imaging tool for generating image data representative of a target scene. A processor in communication with the test and measurement circuit and the imaging tool can process measurement data and image data.
Fluke Corporation

Display device configured as an illumination source

The disclosed technology relates to an electronic device configured to use the device's own display to provide an illumination source for front-facing image sensors and to a method of using the same. An electronic device for capturing a digital image using a front-facing image sensor and a digital display device includes a command input module configured to receive a command to capture the digital image, an illumination adjustment module configured to adjust the display device to an imaging illumination condition in response to the command, and a front-facing image sensor module configured capture the digital image using the front-facing image sensor under the predetermined illumination condition..
Qualcomm Incorporated

Gimbal system

A gimbal system includes an angle adjusting unit configured to carry an imaging device, a main controller configured to detect posture information of the imaging device, a gimbal control unit configured to control the angle adjusting unit according to the posture information, and a digital video transmission component configured to transmit a digital video signal from the imaging device. The digital video transmission component includes a video converter configured to receive the digital video signal, and convert and compression encode the digital video signal to output a serial differential signal.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Electronic apparatus and imaging apparatus

An electronic apparatus or an imaging apparatus includes a body, and a displayer provided with a display screen, the displayer being supported by the body to be movable relative to the body. The displayer is configured to be selectively set at different positions including a stand-by position and a plurality of tilt positions, at which the display screen tilts in different directions relative to an orientation of the displayer set at the stand-by position.
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.

Chromatic aberration correction in imaging system including variable focal length lens

An image acquisition system is operated to provide an image that is relatively free of the effect of longitudinal chromatic aberration. The system includes a variable focal length lens (e.g., a tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction lens) that is operated to periodically modulate a focus position.
Mitutoyo Corporation

Mobile terminal and home appliance

A mobile terminal includes a communication unit, a microphone, a display, and a controller to transmit a request for transmitting diagnostic data to a home appliance through the communication unit, to extract diagnostic data of the home appliance from sound received from the home appliance through the microphone, and to transmit a diagnostic data image, acquired by imaging the diagnostic data, to a server. Thereby, the mobile terminal may conveniently transmit the diagnostic data image based on the diagnostic data of the home appliance to the server..
Lg Electronics Inc





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