|| List of recent Inanc-related patents
|System and method for securing information distribution via email|
A method facilitating secure financial transactions using email is presented comprising the steps of receiving bill data at a server implementing the method, and generating an email message to a recipient with information including at least a portion of the received bill data. The amount of bill data included in the email message is based, at least in part, on the email address of the recipient..
|Method and system for processing raw financial data streams to produce and distribute structured and validated product offering objects|
A real time information manager which processes raw data from data providers, such as feeds of current information about financial product offerings, is provided. Raw data objects received from various data providers are analyzed, formatted, and a current version of each unique data object is stored in an object storage pool.
|Funding of research & development projects by selling financial interests in potential intellectual property rights of projects|
A method of funding of research and development projects which allows financial market investors to invest in r&d projects. The method addresses the two existing problems of: (i) lack of financial information with regards to r&d projects, and (ii) high risk of investments in r&d projects, faced by the financial market investors.
|Method and system for building an investment portfolio|
Methods and systems are disclosed that enable the leveraging of financial instrument research at an individual financial instrument level but across multiple classifications of financial instruments to efficiently build an investment portfolio for an investor based on a desired portfolio objective through a plurality of graphical user interfaces (guis).. .
|System and method for risk assessment of intangible property|
A system and method which objectively assesses the risks encountered by, and provides greater assurance among, purchasers, investors, insurers and financers of intangible property is disclosed. Such intangible assets may include patents, trademarks, copyrights and other forms of intangible assets.
|Financial transaction system with integrated electronic messaging, control of marketing data, and user defined charges for receiving messages|
A method of performing financial transactions between users of accounts comprising electronic messaging and crediting and debiting of at least one financial account. The invention also allows each user to define a schedule of receipt charges associated with the identities of other users to be charged as compensation for accepting delivery of their messages.
|Inter-currency cheque payment clearing|
A method of cheque payment clearing involves a payee financial institution receiving an electronic representation of a paper cheque. The electronic cheque representation identifies a payment amount, a payor financial institution and a payor account.
|Electronic financial service risk evaluation|
Determine parameters based on the data, and perform a risk evaluation based on the parameters; and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit a response to the request, wherein the response is based on the risk evaluation. A method that comprises: receiving a request for an electronic financial service; obtaining data associated with the request; determining parameters based on the data; calculating a risk score based on the parameters; and sending a response to the request based on the risk score..
|Enclosed software platform and method for the financing of creative content/productive output|
A system and method that electronically allow consumers to invest in and obtain a product by presenting a website to a user, the website providing at least one product offering to a user. The system also electronically obtains one or more products to be displayed on a website that is associated with the system; the products may be obtained from one or more product creators or owners.
|Global investment grade for natural and synthetic gems used in financial investments and commercial trading and method of creating standardized baskets of gems to be used in financial and commerical products|
A process to create a fungible global standard for diamonds and gemstones. The process involves grouping diamonds in an investment standard according to their gemological, proportional, optical and light behavior characteristics.
|System and method for formless, self-service registration for access to financial services|
A system for enabling users to register to use external financial services comprises a central office comprising an operating platform including a communication interface and a user database having a plurality of records for individual users; wherein the central office communicates via the communication interface with a plurality of remote formless, self-service registration stations; whereby a registration station scans an identification card with a card scanner, photographs the user to create a verification image and records a biometric parameter unique to the user, whereupon the registration station transmits an image of the identification card, the biometric parameter and the verification image to the central office; wherein the operating platform translates text from the identification card and creates a record for the user and wherein the operating platform uses the translated text to populate fields in the user record and retrieves and displays the record to an administrator for review.. .
|Surrender and management of software licenses|
A vendor-operated server can be configured to receive requests from one or more customers to return corresponding sets of (one or more) software licenses for financial credit. In response to receiving a request to return a set of software licenses, the vendor-operated server verifies the return of the set of software licenses to ensure that the customer (making the request) no longer uses the software licenses to operate the vendor's software application(s).
|Method with an event management device|
An event capturing device receives event-relevant information, searches the event-relevant information for an event by means of an event description and sends a captured event to an event management device. The event management device filters the captured event by means of at least one filter rule.
|Visual product feedback|
According to various embodiments, user goal information describing a user goal is accessed. The user goal may be assigned a target date, and the user goal may be a health-related goal or a finance-related goal.
|Secure transfer of online privileges including non-financial options|
Transferring online privileges, including: receiving a request for a payment including one or more non-financial items; debiting the one or more non-financial items from a second account; and crediting the one or more non-financial items to a first account, wherein the first account and the second account are accounts residing in a points server.. .
|Method and system for luminance adjustment of images in an image sequence|
Disclosed are a method and apparatus for adjusting a set of luminance values associated with a set of visual elements in a current frame (310) of a video sequence for object detection (370). The method determines (410,430,450), for each of a plurality of scenarios (so, si, s2), a set of adjusted luminance values based on a corresponding luminance compensation value, and accumulates (460), for each scenario, a set of brightness counts and darkness counts of the current frame based on the set of adjusted luminance values.
|Methods and apparatus for using syntax for the coded_block_flag syntax element and the coded_block_pattern syntax element for the cavlc 4:4:4 intra, high 4:4:4 intra, and high 4:4:4 predictive profiles in mpeg-4 avc high level coding|
There are provided methods and apparatus for using syntax for the coded_block_flag syntax element for the cavlc 4:4:4 intra, high 4:4:4 intra, and high 4:4:4 predictive profiles in mpeg-4 avc high level coding. An apparatus includes an encoder (100) for encoding image data into a resultant bitstream in accordance with an encoding profile that encodes a sample of the image data such that the sample includes two chrominance arrays and a luminance array.
|Method for illuminating space|
The present invention relates to a method for illuminating a space, and more specifically, to a method for illuminating a space using a plurality of led illumination modules, wherein the plurality of led illumination modules adjust a mutual distribution ratio between a vertical illuminance and a horizontal illuminance, which is greater than the vertical illumination, according to a limitation of a radiation angle at one point within the space having the constant volume. The present invention can increase the efficiency of illumination and can reduce electric energy by lowering the vertical illuminance compared to the horizontal illuminance..
|Video display device and television receiving device|
The purpose of the present invention is to increase a feeling of brightness and express a video with high contrast by detecting a part of a video signal that emits light, enhancing the display luminance of the light-emitting part, and displaying said part. A light emission detection portion (1) uses a prescribed feature quantity related to the brightness of an input video signal, predetermines the light emission quantity for the video signal on the basis of the relationship with the feature quantity, and detects the light emission quantity for each input video signal frame from the feature quantity.
|Avoiding flash-exposed frames during video recording|
A flash removal system identifies and removes flash lighting from a video. The flash removal system identifies flash-exposed frames in the video based on a time stamp of the frame, an average luminance of the frame, or a user input.
|Luminance measurement method, luminance measurement device, and image quality adjustment technique using the method and device|
Provided is a luminance measurement method for accurately measuring luminance of each pixel even if pixel images of a display panel overlap each other on an imaging surface of a camera. A central exposure factor indicating luminance of the central part of the pixel image is calculated on the basis of an output of a picture element corresponding to the central part.
|Information processing apparatus and program|
An information processing apparatus is provided that detects brightness and outputs an illuminance value corresponding to the detected brightness, derives a luminance set value for controlling a light emission signal regulating luminance of a light source based on the illuminance value, and displays derived power consumption information related to power consumption of the light source based on the luminance set value.. .
|Adjustment device and method for adjusting chrominance and luminance of display device|
An adjustment device including a camera is connected to a display device. An image of a predetermined image displayed on the display device, and an image of a standard color image are captured by the camera.
|Display apparatus and illumination unit|
An illumination unit capable of obtaining high luminance and a display apparatus including it are provided. The illumination unit includes an illumination optical system generating the illumination light, and a lens sheet narrowing a divergence angle of the illumination light.
|Organic electroluminescence element|
An organic electroluminescent element having a small reduction rate in the luminance immediately after the start of light emission is provided. The organic electroluminescent element includes a substrate, a pair of electrodes including an anode and a cathode, disposed on the substrate, a light emitting layer disposed between the electrodes, and at least one organic layer disposed between the light emitting layer and the anode, in which at least one kind of a specific compound including a fluorene structure is contained in at least one organic layer between the light emitting layer and the anode, and at least one kind of a specific compound including a carbazole structure or a fluorene structure is contained as a light emitting material in the light emitting layer..
|Naphthalene derivative, organic material including the same, and organic electroluminescent device including the same|
The present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula 1. The compound of the present invention has high luminance, high luminous efficiency, excellent color purity and excellent high-temperature stability, and thus can provide a material for an organic electroluminescent device and an organic electroluminescent device having a long lifetime..
|Controlling power provided to an automated banking system|
In an example embodiment, an automated banking machine causes financial transfers related to financial accounts that correspond to data read from user cards. The automated banking machine also includes devices that control the supply of power to included devices to facilitate the completing a transaction when a decline or loss of power is encountered..
|Estimating values of assets|
A body of information elements is maintained including facts, assumptions, and relationships, at least one element being generated from the others using the relationships and representative of an estimate of a value of, or a market size of a product or service associated with, an asset. The relationships each define how a resulting fact or assumption can be generated from at least one source fact or assumption.
|System and method of electronic payment using payee provided transaction identification codes|
Computerized payment method using short, temporary, transaction id (tid) symbols for secure payer (customer) financial transactions. Payees (e.g.
|Point of access device for use with a mobile device|
Methods and systems relating to enabling a transaction are described. The system includes a point of access device comprising a magnetic card reader adapted to read financial data stored on a magnetic stripe of a card, a fingerprint sensor adapted to detect fingerprint data of a user, a processor adapted to generate an analog signal encoding the financial data and the fingerprint data.
|Cash and/or financial document handling system|
A controller comprising: a database; a control module associated with the database; and a network interface configured to connect, over a network, to a plurality of workstations and at least one machine for performing operations to handle cash and/or other physical financial documents. The network interface receives requests from at least some of the workstations over the network, each comprising a request to pre-order a respective one of the operations.
|Defensive volatility index apparatuses, methods, and systems|
A rule-based signal-driven algorithmic index and associated financial products for providing downside protection against a volatile index by tracking a long-volatility position placed in the short term or the medium term of an implied volatility curve for a stock index, based on the steepness of the short-term end of the curve versus the steepness of the medium-term end of the curve.. .
|Multidimensional risk analysis|
Certain embodiments of the present invention relate to dynamically displaying multiple market risk categories for each of at least one time frames in real time, wherein, each of the multiple market risk categories comprises at least one market risk dimension, dynamically assessing within each of the various market risk categories based upon at least one or more of multiple risk dimensions, dynamically designating various aggregate combinations of market risks for each of at least one time frames in real time in response to said dynamically assessing within each of the various market risk categories, and dynamically forecasting possible bullish believer or bearish believer direction or neutral believer direction with an assigned category of risk in response to said dynamically designating the various aggregate combinations of market risks. Certain embodiments of these methods and systems can be applied to the financial markets, such as stocks, commodities, futures, options, foreign currencies, etfs, etns, etc..
|Systems and methods for managing a financial investment fund|
Providing a financial investment fund includes receiving a plurality of individual funds corresponding to a plurality of investors respectively and aggregating the plurality of individual funds into an aggregated fund. Next, providing a financial investment fund includes purchasing a plurality of financial instruments from at least one financial institution with a first portion of the aggregated fund and placing a second portion of the aggregated fund in a transaction account.
|Method and system of processing payments using a proxy credential|
A novel system and methodology for conducting financial and other transactions using a wireless device. Credentials may be selectively issued by issuers such as credit card companies, banks, and merchants to consumers permitting the specific consumer to conduct a transaction according to the authorization given as reflected by the credential or set of credentials.
|Flexible financial services terminal and methods of operation|
A flexible financial services terminal and methods of operation is presented. The flexible financial services terminal provides a list of financial services to a customer.
|Payment facilitating system for use with a mobile communicator utilizing a near field communication (nfc) link|
A payment facilitating system for use with a mobile communicator and a point of sale (pos) terminal, the system including a near field communication (nfc) financial transaction communication link between the mobile communicator and the pos terminal, the nfc financial transaction communication link being operative to communicate nfc data for use in a financial transaction, a non-nfc financial transaction communication link between the mobile communicator and the pos terminal, the non-nfc financial transaction communication link being operative to communicate non-nfc data for use in the financial transaction, and a transaction effector operative to complete the financial transaction using both the nfc data communicated directly between the mobile communicator and the pos terminal over the nfc financial transaction communication link and the non-nfc data communicated directly between the mobile communicator and the pos terminal over the non-nfc financial transaction communication link.. .
|Interest conversion into credits to be applied to merchant offers|
This invention relates to systems and methods for managing interest paid by financial institutions and particularly to a system and method where interest is converted into multiplier credits to be applied to merchant offers. The business system and method provides depositors a better value by giving consumers an opportunity to convert all or any portion of their monthly interest into substantially more buying power with merchants.
|Electronic coupon distribution and redemption|
A system includes a processor that generates a coupon savings account for a consumer. The coupon savings account includes coupon preference data received from a consumer device of the consumer the processor associates a consumer identifier with the coupon savings account.
|Eyes on control --- a novel accounting system|
A system and method for conveniently dealing with various financial transactions, called eyes on control, relates generally to an accounting system and business method with related software programs which is designed to develop a streamlined process to gain a better risk management and more efficient process to run accounting system in terms of cash management, accounts receivable/payable, purchasing, payroll, and general ledger controls.. .
|Method and system for creating and distributing financial application workflows|
A method for creating and distributing a workflow for performing a task in a financial application involves receiving an instruction from a workflow creator to begin recording the workflow, where the workflow comprises a chronological ordering of steps which include the task; at the behest of the workflow creator, a step within the workflow is generated; an action performed within the financial application is detected, where the action is an atomic portion of the task, and added to the step; input from the workflow creator to the financial application is detected and a prompt is added to the step; after the cessation of recording, a preview of the workflow is displayed to the workflow creator for approval; if the user approves, a workflow file including the workflow is created and uploaded to a server, which notifies financial applications that the workflow for performing the task is available on the server.. .
|System and method for processing qualified healthcare account related financial transactions|
This invention relates to a system and method for processing qualified healthcare account transactions (e.g., hfa, health fsa, and hra) and non-qualified credit card transactions within a transaction processing system. In particular, this invention relates to a multi-purse payment device associated with a transaction processing system for auto-substantiating qualified healthcare transactions..
|Determination of healthcare coverage using a payment account|
Healthcare insurance coverage is determined using an account within a payment processing system. A transmission addressed to the payment processing system is formed including an account number of an account associated with the payment processing system, a description of a healthcare related commodity rendered to a patient deriving healthcare insurance through an insured, and request for a specification of financial responsibility of the insured for the described said healthcare related commodity.
|Production analysis and/or forecasting methods, apparatus, and systems|
Methods and apparatus for modeling well production. Such methods comprise modeling a production of a well (perhaps an open universe, generative model).
|Gap and height difference measurement system for vehicle and control method of the same|
A gap/height difference measurement system for a vehicle may include a reflection light sensing unit on a the transportation conveyor line and sensing reflection light reflected from the vehicle body transported depending on illuminance of an illumination, a measurement robot measuring the gap and the height difference between the vehicle body and each panel that move while being installed at both sides of the transportation conveyor line in a width direction of the vehicle body at one side spaced from the reflection light sensing unit in a movement direction of the vehicle body, and a controller receiving a signal sensed by the reflection light sensing unit and comparing the received signal with a predetermined value to control the illuminance of the illumination and outputting a specification depending on a vehicle type of the vehicle body transported to the measurement robot to control the measurement robot.. .
|Managing limitation rules for wagering accounts|
A wagering game account management system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations include assigning one or more money values to a graphical user interface control and linking the graphical user interface control to a credit account.
|System and method for integrated player tracking and cash access|
The present invention relates to a system and method for integrating player tracking and cash access in a casino or other gaming environment. One aspect of the invention allows for fund access and management wherein gaming machines, such as slot machines, receive playable credits directly from a patron's banking or credit card account.
|Retirement planning game|
Disclosed is method and system for educating at least one player about financial planning through a financial planning game. In one implementation, to start the game, the player inputs player-associated data, based upon a plurality of life-stages and scenario for each life-stage to be configured.
|Information communication method|
An information communication device includes an exposure time setter that sets an exposure time of an image sensor so that a bright line corresponding to an exposure line included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the light emitter. A first information obtainer obtains first information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the bright line included in the obtained bright line image and a second information obtainer obtains second information by capturing a plurality of light emitting elements, each of which emits light with one of two different luminance values, and demodulating data specified by a light and dark sequence of luminance along a direction substantially parallel to the exposure line..
|Information communication method|
An information communication device which transmits a signal using a change in luminance includes a determiner that determines a pattern of the change in luminance by modulating a signal to be transmitted and a transmitter that transmits the signal by causing a display to change luminance according to the determined pattern. When the display is adjacent to an other display and each of the display and the other display transmit a signal by changing luminance, the transmitter is configured to cause the display to change luminance in an area of the display other than a non-transmission area that is near the other display, without causing the display to change luminance in the non-transmission area..
|Image processing apparatus and image processing method|
In a case where generating a training image of an object to be used to generate a dictionary to be referred to in image recognition processing of detecting the object from an input image, model information of an object to be detected is set, and a luminance image of the object and a range image are input. The luminance distribution of the surface of the object is estimated based on the luminance image and the range image, and the training image of the object is generated based on the model information and the luminance distribution..
|Image correction apparatus, image correction method, and biometric authentication apparatus|
An image correction apparatus includes a correction factor calculating unit which calculates a correction factor such that a distance between a corrected value obtained by correcting, using the correction factor, a luminance value of a first pixel on the image corresponding to a sensor element with a first filter in an image sensor included in an image capturing unit which generates the image, the first filter having a first transmittance characteristic and a luminance value of a second pixel on the image corresponding to a sensor element with a second filter in the image sensor, the second filter having a second transmittance characteristic, becomes smaller than a distance between the luminance value of the first pixel and the luminance value of the second pixel, and a correcting unit which generates a corrected image by correcting the luminance value of the first pixel using the correction factor.. .
|Nondestructive inspection device and method for correcting luminance data with nondestructive inspection device|
A nondestructive inspection device 1 comprises an x-ray indicator 20, a low-energy detector 32, a high-energy detector 42, a low-energy transmittance calculation unit 72, a high-energy transmittance calculation unit 74, a detection unit 76, and a correction unit 78. The calculation unit 72 calculates a value indicating the transmittance of transmission x-rays in a low energy range.
|Foreign matter detector|
A foreign matter detector includes an x-ray source which irradiates a sample moving in a constant direction with primary x-rays, a parallel two-dimensional slit which includes a plurality of slits arranged in at least a moving direction of the sample and emits parallel secondary x-rays by extracting a parallel component of secondary x-rays generated from the sample, a dispersing element which disperses the parallel secondary x-rays to obtain a specific x-ray fluorescence, a tdi sensor which receives the x-ray fluorescence, and a control unit which controls the tdi sensor to detect a foreign matter corresponding to the x-ray fluorescence. The control unit integrates a luminance value of the x-ray fluorescence received by the tdi sensor while matching a direction and a speed of charge transfer of the tdi sensor to a direction and a speed of movement of the sample..
|Illuminating device for motor vehicle|
An illuminating device for motor vehicle including an upper panel and a lower panel, an illumination opening partitioned between the upper and lower panels, and an illuminating portion having a light source portion and a light guide body configured to guide light from the light source portion to the illumination opening. A protrusion portion is set on the lower panel.
|Holographic image display device and method for driving the same|
Disclosed are a holographic image display device and a method for driving the same which may stabilize luminance of a holographic image and reduce flicker. The holographic image display device includes a laser backlight unit, a surface light converter converting laser light emitted from the laser backlight unit into surface light-type laser light and emitting the surface light-type laser light, a spatial light modulator (slm) implementing an input holographic interference pattern and projecting a holographic image at a viewing point using the surface light-type laser light, and an optical switching unit located between the laser backlight unit and the slm and controlling polarization of the laser light.
|Liquid crystal display device and method of fabricating the same|
In a liquid crystal display device and a method of fabricating the same in accordance with the present invention, there is provided a liquid crystal display device with a color filter on tft (cot) structure for a high-image quality and high-performance display, in which a light blocking pattern is formed with a double layer structure of an upper layer having a low-reflectance characteristic and a lower layer having a low-transmittance and high-conductance characteristic to replace a black matrix, thereby solving the image quality and luminance issues.. .
|Display device and electronic apparatus|
A display device for displaying a first image in a first direction and a second image in a second direction, including a display panel having pixels arrayed in a matrix, a backlight configured to emit a light to a back surface of the display panel, and a parallax barrier configured so that a light from the first pixel passes through an opening of the parallax barrier and is emitted to the first direction, and a light from the second pixel passes through the opening of the parallax barrier and is emitted to the second direction. The formula (b−a)/a≦1 is satisfied wherein a represents the luminance of the first image when the first image and the second image are black images, and b represents a luminance of the first image when the first image is a black image and the second image is a white image..
|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..
|Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, microscope system, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium|
An image processing apparatus includes: an image inputting unit configured to input a plurality of images having a portion where at least a part of subjects of the plurality of images is common to one another; and a correction image generating unit configured to generate a correction image used for correcting the plurality of images. The correction image generating unit includes: a difference acquiring unit configured to acquire a difference between luminance of pixels from two arbitrary images of the plurality of images, the two arbitrary images having a common portion where the subjects are common to one another; and a shading detection unit configured to detect a shading component in the arbitrary images based on the difference..
|Display device, display control device, and display control method for the same|
In a display control method applied to a display device including a display panel, statistics of luminance information of each row of display data is gathered and a statistical table of luminance information of each row of the display data is generated. A lookup table for each row of the display data, which defines a relationship between luminance and compensated pulse widths of each row of the display data, is generated according to the statistical table of luminance information of each row of the display data and a pulse width compensation table.
A display device includes a scan driver, a data driver, a power supply unit configured to supply power through a plurality of power supply inlet portions, a pixel unit including a plurality of pixels that receives scan signals, emission control signals, data signals and the power so as to display an image, the pixel unit being partitioned into a plurality of partition areas to correspond to the respective power supply inlet portions, and a current limit circuit configured to calculate values of current for each of the partition areas based on gray scale data of an image signal, and configured to correct the gray scale data so as to limit luminance of the pixel unit when at least one of the values of current for each partition area is a reference value or more.. .
|Image control display device and image control method|
An image control technology that enables low power consumption with less compromise in the overall quality of the image is disclosed, in which color information of an image is saved while minimizing degradation of picture quality, and improving text readability. In one aspect, an image control display device includes an image controller configured to measure at least one of luminance values and chroma values of pixels of an input image.
|Color signal processing method and apparatus, and storage medium for performing the method|
Methods, apparatuses and storage mediums for processing color signals of an image are provided. A method includes converting an input signal in a first color space into a luminance component and a saturation component in a second color space, determining a boundary of the second color space by using the luminance component and the saturation component, determining whether the converted input signal is outside the boundary, and matching the saturation component so that the converted input signal outside the boundary of the second color space enters the second color space.
|Control system applied to touch and capable of switching two-dimensional/three-dimensional mode|
A control system applied to touch and capable of switching two-dimensional (2d)/three-dimensional (3d) mode includes a timing controller, a liquid crystal barrier controller, a backlight controller, and a backlight driving unit. The timing controller receives an image signal and a 2d/3d switching signal from a host, receives a touch signal from a touch panel, and generates a first timing control signal and a second timing control signal.
|Backlight drive circuit|
A backlight drive circuit supplies drive current to a plurality of backlights, each of the backlights is extinguished before a signal voltage is written to a liquid crystal pixel group of a line corresponding to the backlight, each drive current in the lit period of each of the backlights is a first current when the adjustment value is a first adjustment value and a second current whose current value is higher than the first current when the adjustment value is a second adjustment value that is lower than the first adjustment value, and the lighting duty ratio to obtain a given luminance using the second current is smaller than the lighting duty ratio to obtain the luminance using the first current.. .
|Lighting apparatus and light emission control method|
A lighting apparatus includes: a plurality of light emission units that respectively emit lights in luminescent colors different from each other; and a control unit that controls in luminance the respective light, which are emitted from said plurality of light emission units, for the respective luminescent colors. In response to a control input, said control unit switches between a first light emission mode that it makes said light emission units emit light with luminance set for the respective luminescent colors and a second light emission mode that makes it light emission units corresponding to at least one luminescent color turn off or emit light with luminance lower than the luminance in the first light emission mode..
|System for apparel-related and other illumination|
A system for apparel-related and other illumination includes an electro-luminance portion defining a graphic image having regions of differing optical transmissibility, the electro-luminance portion further configured to removably join to a back surface of a garment or pendant related to the graphic image; a housing configured to removably join to a back side of the electro-luminance portion; and a processor contained within the housing, the processor configured to control functions of the electro-luminance portion, the processor including elements for controlling a level of luminosity of the electro-luminance portion in correlation to changes in levels of ambient sound.. .