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 Integrated image searching system and service method thereof patent thumbnailIntegrated image searching system and service method thereof
The present disclosure relates to an image searching system and method for searching by using images of objects. Images of objects which it is desired to search are input via a pc-based terminal equipped with a webcam or a smart phone and then the input object images are analyzed using image recognition technology based on feature point extraction such that types of code contained in the object images are categorized and a decoder matching the object type is automatically driven such that the object is read, and thus a search function is provided which allows integrated recognition of all objects regardless of the type of object and which is convenient for the user..
Sk Planet Co., Ltd.


 User interface for video summaries patent thumbnailUser interface for video summaries
In one embodiment, the user interface (ui) provides a live stream from the webcam, with markers on the side indicating the stored, detected important events (such as by using a series of bubbles indicating how long ago an event occurred). The indicators are marked to indicate the relative importance, such as with color coding.
Logitech Europe S.a.


 Mobile real-time video recording and transmission mirror/hairbrush/lipstick patent thumbnailMobile real-time video recording and transmission mirror/hairbrush/lipstick
A mobile real-time video recording and transmission mirror/hairbrush/lipstick includes a mirror holder holding a webcam, a processing circuit assembly consisting of an image processing circuit and a wireless transmission circuit, a battery, a usb charging jack for the connection of a usb charging cable to charge the battery with an external power source, white leds for lighting enhancement, infrared leds for giving off infrared light when space appears dark or at night, and a control switch for switching on/off the webcam.. .

 Device having built-in digital data device powered by unlimited power source for light device patent thumbnailDevice having built-in digital data device powered by unlimited power source for light device
A device having built-in digital data means is powered by an unlimited power source for a lamp-holder, led bulb, or light device connected to unlimited power source by prongs or a base that can be inserted into a socket that would otherwise receiving a bulb. The device may take the form of a webcam having auto tracking functions and retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet..

 Cosmetic blending machine for foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, primer, skin care products, nail polish, blush, hair dye, lipstick and other products patent thumbnailCosmetic blending machine for foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, primer, skin care products, nail polish, blush, hair dye, lipstick and other products
A colorimeter, webcam, camera, spectrophotometer, scanner or other instrument measures the color composition and conditions and texture of a person's body part or presented beauty product and an individual custom formulation is produced. A presented beauty product may include foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, primer, skin care products, blush, nail polish, hair dye, lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, eye liner and eye shadow.
L'oreal


 Control and measurement training device patent thumbnailControl and measurement training device
The control and measurement training device includes a beam pivotally mounted upon a support at one end, with an actuator attached to the opposite end of the beam to adjust the slope or tilt of the beam. A ball travels along the beam, and is retained on the beam by opposite raised stops at the ends of the beam and by lateral wires extending the length of the beam.
Sultan Qaboos University


 Control and measurement training device patent thumbnailControl and measurement training device
The control and measurement training device includes a beam pivotally mounted upon a support at one end, with an actuator attached to the opposite end of the beam to adjust the slope or tilt of the beam. A ball travels along the beam, and is retained on the beam by opposite raised stops at the ends of the beam and by lateral wires extending the length of the beam.

 Light device has built-in digital data system for record image, sound patent thumbnailLight device has built-in digital data system for record image, sound
A light device having built-in digital data means is powered by an unlimited power source for a lamp-holder, led bulb, or light device connected to unlimited power source by prongs or a base that or conductive wires can be inserted into a socket that would otherwise receiving a bulb or light source. The device may take the form of a webcam having auto tracking added one of plurality functions to make different products and functions and retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet or insert into existing lamp base or incorporate conductive wire to make electric connection at least one of built-in camera, storage unit, wireless kits, bluetooth kits, motion sensor, light device.

 Vision systems using multiple cameras patent thumbnailVision systems using multiple cameras
Devices providing a distortion-free panoramic image covering a 180° field of view, a single frame or a three dimensional image, comprising a multi-camera assembly, which provides images to a light sensor on a related circuit board, which in turn sends the images to a display for a user. The vision system is primarily directed to vehicle vision systems, allowing drivers to see areas behind and around the vehicle, but may be provided in several alternative applications, including a smart phone type assembly, webcam and other cameras, an eyeglasses configuration and a headwear mounted assembly.

 Streaming media for portable devices patent thumbnailStreaming media for portable devices
A system and method for allowing hand-held/wireless device devices to (1) provide audio/video conferencing; (2) access av content through streaming and cloud transfer; and (3) offer hand-held and computer access to cameras and sensors for surveillance using ordinary personal computers as proxy servers is described. In a first aspect, a remote view streaming system which comprises a webcam server which enables streaming video over a network is disclosed.
Appbanc, Llc


Method and system for verifying the identity of a user of an online service

A method for verifying the identity of a user of an online service, with the steps of: when a user is connected (a1) to an online service (2), sending (a2) an ip address of an authentication server (3); connecting (b1) to said ip address and downloading one application (33) for taking photos with the webcam of the user terminal (1); taking a photo; sending (d2) said photo and associated metadata to a management unit (4); storing (e6) it in a data base (5); automatically extracting one set of biometrical parameters per each face which appears in said photo; comparing said set of biometrical parameters with a reference biometrical model of the user to which said user id belongs; if the result of said comparison does not unequivocally match the person in the photo with the user to which said user id belongs, either informing the web service provider (2) or sending (g1) said photo to a manual recognition unit (7) for manual validation of the photo; continuously verifying the identity of the user connected to the online service (2) through said user terminal (1). System and computer program product..
Smiley Owl Tech S.l.

Image sticking prevention using an information handling system webcam

A system, method, and computer-readable medium for reducing image sticking by jittering an image enough so that sharp borders in the image are not always displayed on the same set of pixel elements. This jittering can also cause sharp borders of an image to be sufficiently blurred so as to not leave a visible line artifact on the screen after the user changes to a different image.
Dell Products L.p.

Light device has built-in camera and related digital data device's functions

A light device having built-in camera to operate desire digital data functions is powered by an power source for a lamp-holder, light source, flashlight or light device connected to power source by prongs or a bulb-base with conductive contacts to get power. The device may take the form of an ip cam, or driving cam, or webcam having but not limited add for auto tracking or one of plurality functions to make different products and functions with optional retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet or insert into existing lamp base or incorporate conductive wire to make electric connection at least one of built-in camera, storage unit, wireless kits, bluetooth kits, app communication unit, motion sensor, light device.

Detection of webcam abuse

A method of detecting unauthorised use of a webcam or a microphone on a computer system, the method including, at the computer, identifying a process that is using the webcam or the microphone, determining whether information is visibly displayed by the computer system to indicate to a user the use of the webcam or the microphone by the process; and using a result of the step of determining to identify said process as malware or potential malware.. .
F-secure Corporatin

High-definition blackboard

A high-definition blackboard comprises a tablet-style computer as large as a standard classroom blackboard or dry-erase board, with universal service bus (usb) ports, touch-screen capability, wifi connectivity to the internet, an internal disc drive which accommodates dvds and cd-roms, speakers, and a webcam. A multi-purpose pen is provided which may be used as a laser pointer and a wireless mouse, and also serves as a pen for drawing or writing on the visual display of the device, in a manner similar to a conventional blackboard or dry-erase board.

Instant generation and usage of http url based unique identity for engaging in multi-modal real-time interactions in online marketplaces, social networks and other relevant places

A system with mechanisms is provided that allows anyone or any entity to signup with basic identity information along with any service description resulting in an instant http url as a means for outside parties to contact this provider of the service and engage in multi-modal interactions involving voice, video, chat and media sharing. A single user or a group of users can signup with this system and provide optionally some contact information such as phone numbers.

Method and system for determining proper positioning of an object

A method and apparatus for determining an indication of interaction in a direction towards a webcam. The method includes the steps of determining an object in a region of interest, determining a first size of the object in the region of interest and tracking the object in the region of interest.
Ai Cure Technologies, Inc.

Interactive video system

An interactive video system is provided that is capable of combining streaming televised events with video conferencing technology to create a social television experience. A first user is able to connect via a webcam and microphone to a server that combines the webcam video and sound from the microphone with a streaming video that could be a televised event.

Sharing physical whiteboard content in electronic conference

A technique for sharing a physical target board over an electronic conference includes transforming live video from a webcam into output video that provides an enhanced view of the physical target board. The output video is shared with one or more computing machines of conference participants to enable such participants to see the enhanced view of the physical target board in real time.
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Light device has built-in digital data system for record image, sound

A light device having built-in digital data means is powered by an unlimited power source for a lamp-holder, led bulb, or light device connected to unlimited power source by prongs or a base that or conductive wires can be inserted into a socket that would otherwise receiving a bulb. The device may take the form of a webcam having auto tracking added one of plurality functions to make different products and functions and retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet or insert into existing lamp base or incorporate conductive wire to make electric connection at least one of built-in camera, storage unit, wireless kits, bluetooth kits, motion sensor, light device..

Cosmetic blending machine for foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, primer, skin care products, nail polish, blush, hair dye, lipstick and other products

A colorimeter, webcam, camera, spectrophotometer, scanner or other instrument measures the color composition and conditions and texture of a person's body part or presented beauty product and an individual custom formulation is produced. A presented beauty product may include foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, primer, skin care products, blush, nail polish, hair dye, lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, eye liner and eye shadow.
L'oreal

Method for simulating a graphics tablet based on pen shadow cues

The present invention discloses a method for simulating a graphics tablet based on pen shadow cues, the method applying to execution in a computer for simulating a graphics tablet and comprising the steps of: capturing an image; identifying a tablet from the image according to a predetermined tablet recognition procedure; identifying a pen entering the tablet according to a predetermined pen recognition procedure; and detecting a pen shadow of the pen according to a predetermined pen shadow recognition procedure and determining the relationship of contact and separation between the pen and the pen shadow for simulating the graphics tablet. Since the present invention can use a single webcam to simulate the graphics tablet, the drawbacks including inconvenience, heaviness, vulnerability and high cost of conventional graphics tablets can be overcome by the present invention..
National Taiwan University Of Science And Technology

Cloud monitoring system

A cloud monitoring system includes at least one webcam device, at least one monitoring controlling module, at least one operation executing device, and an authorizing module. The webcam device is provided for monitoring a scene of environment and sending the scene via a network.
Amaryllo International, Inc.

Cloud scene sharing system

A cloud scene sharing system includes a first network device, a webcam device, and a second network device. The webcam device is provided for monitoring a scene of environment, wherein the first network device owns the initiative access privilege of the webcam device by means of a share master module.

Webcam and adjusting angle thereof

A webcam includes an antenna, a storage unit and a processor. The storage unit stores a plurality of instructions.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Secure mobile access to resources within a private network

A technique is disclosed that provides a secure end-to-end connection between a mobile station in a public network and a resource server in a private network. First, a virtual private network (vpn) connection is established by the resource server within the private network, to a vpn/socket secure (socks) proxy in the public network.
Homersoft Sp. Zo.o.

Multi point, high sensitive tactile sensing module for robots and devices

The features of the system are: fiber optic cables (instead of human sensory receptor) and low cost cmos or ccd image sensor (which can be found in a conventional webcam, camcorder, digital camera etc.) are used by pairing each pixel of the image sensor with corresponding fiber optic cable, which is assured to transfer all light beams to the processor on a single photo frame where the coordinates and the level of displacements are detected precisely by the aid of image processing techniques, in order to provide tactile sensing. The system can work with a computer or it can work individually with an electronically circuit that contains an independent processor..

Cosmetic blending machine for foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, primer, skin care products, nail polish, blush, hair dye, lipstick and other products

A colorimeter, webcam, camera, spectrophotometer, scanner or other instrument measures the color composition and conditions and texture of a person's body part or presented beauty product and an individual custom formulation is produced. A presented beauty product may include foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, primer, skin care products, blush, nail polish, hair dye, lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, eye liner and eye shadow.
L'oreal

Apparatus and aiding learning

Apparatus for aiding learning by a person comprises a cover or shield (1) for concealing from the person a part of the person's body, and a webcam (6) and a screen (10) for visually displaying to the person, during concealment of the concealed body part, images of a part of the person's body not in direct view of the person. The apparatus may be used in the learning of a skill, such as hand-writing.

Three-dimensional pointing using one camera and three aligned lights

Methods and systems for surface-free pointing and/or command input include a computing device operably linked to an imaging device. The imaging device can be any suitable video recording device including a conventional webcam.
Amchael Visual Technology Corporation

2d and 3d pointing device based on a passive lights detection operation method using one camera

Systems for surface-free pointing and/or command input include a computing device operably linked to an imaging device. The imaging device can be any suitable video recording device including a conventional webcam.
University Of Kentucky Research Foundation

Algorithms, software and an interaction system that support the operation of an on the fly mouse

Methods and systems for surface-free pointing and/or command input include a computing device operably linked to an imaging device. The imaging device can be any suitable video recording device including a conventional webcam.
Amchael Visual Technology Corporation

Smart webcam device in distributed circuit casings and cable-encapsulating neck structure

Various embodiments of a novel smart webcam device in distributed circuit casings and cable-encapsulating neck structure are disclosed. In one embodiment, the novel smart webcam device has a bottom housing that contains a network communication-capable computing circuitry, a top housing that contains a webcam-specific circuitry (e.g.

Webcam privacy shield

A webcam privacy shield is magnetically attached to a bezel of an electronic display that includes a webcam. The webcam privacy shield is positioned in either a shielded position where light is blocked from entering the lens of the webcam by positioning an opaque portion of the webcam privacy shield over the lens of the webcam, or an operating position where light is allowed to enter the lens of the webcam by positioning a transparent portion of the webcam privacy shield of the lens of the webcam.

System, method and computer program product for a universal call capture device

A system, method and computer program product records call data, may include, an input couplable to an audio source, memory; network interface; and processor(s), configured to: detect a call, capture digital audio data, and transmit digital audio data over the network interface to a network accessible resource. The apparatus may include processor(s) to record a call, audio (e.g., speaker, etc); and/or any other content such as video/image(s) from webcam; user screen capture (e.g., employee) computing device; environmental sensor data (e.g., temperature, etc.); geo-location information from a device (e.g., gps); computer usage; electronic communications (e.g., email, etc.); or social networking activities; to provide/transmit activity information to a network cloud to store, or to process (e.g., analysis, or viewing); to make activity information available to: perform any of analyzing, viewing, reporting, training, or alert; to attach a user activity record to it systems to verify user commitments/verification..
Transparency Sciences, Llc

Method and system for determining the relative gaze-attracting power of visual stimuli

An system and method for enabling an individual to pretest stimulus alternatives, by carrying out eye-tracking experiments on a subject with a digital camera, a personal computer and webcam, or a camera built into a laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other mobile device. The method of implementing the invention may be based on use of the internet for transmitting experimental stimuli, data, and/or results.

Device having built-in digital data device powered by unlimited power source for light device

A device having built-in digital data means is powered by an unlimited power source for a lamp-holder, led bulb, or light device connected to unlimited power source by prongs or a base that can be inserted into a socket that would otherwise receiving a bulb. The device may take the form of a webcam having auto tracking functions and retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet..

Remote monitoring of vital signs

A method of remote monitoring of vital signs by detecting the ppg signal in an image of a subject taken by a video camera such as a webcam. The ppg signal is identified by auto-regressive analysis of ambient light reflected from a region of interest on the subject's skin.

Device having built-in digital data device powered by unlimited power source for light device

A device having built-in digital data means is powered by an unlimited power source for a lamp-holder, led bulb, or light device connected to unlimited power source by prongs or a base that can be inserted into a socket that would otherwise receiving a bulb. The device may take the form of a webcam having auto tracking functions and retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet..

Security barcode

A security barcode is made up of modules that include optical disrupters that are too small to be deliberately placed in precise positions. The barcode is authenticated by a simple webcam including three-dimensional positioning means co-operating with a recognizable graphic structure referred to as a “marker”.

Computer webcam lens blocker assembly

In an alternate embodiment the holding ridge is positioned further. .

Device having built-in digital data device for led bulb

A device having built-in digital data means is powered by an unlimited power source for a lamp-holder, led bulb, light device connected to unlimited power source by prongs or a base that can be inserted into a socket that would otherwise receiving a bulb. The device may take the form of a webcam having auto tracking functions and retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet..

Method and system for providing web based interactive lessons with improved session playback

The system and method of the present invention provides for realistic, live on live with webcams, interactive, golf lessons from a golf professional who is located at a distance from the golfer. The lesson experience is enhanced by providing tools to the professional for annotating the lesson both verbally and visually, as well as by providing for the recording of the lesson and later playback of same, with enhanced synchronization of audio/visual data streams..

Dance learning system using a computer

The invention describes an interactive dance learning tool for novice as well as professional dancers, using interactive video based tutorials. The tool comprises software using which dancing steps can be taught to the dancer.

Method of reducing fraud in system user account registration

Provided is a method of reducing the creation of inappropriate or fraudulent accounts within a digital system. The method prompts a user for input of key biographical data and then initiates capture of a live video of the user.

Prescription dispensing system

A prescription dispensing system having a dispensing station for holding an inventory of prescription medications, a secure internet connection to the dispensing station for access by a potential prescription medication recipient, by healthcare personnel in a physician office and by pharmacy personnel at the pharmacy distribution center in a remote location, at least two webcams for visual and auditory communication between the location of the dispensing station and the pharmacy personnel via the internet to allow identification of the correct medication, identification and communication with the correct potential prescription medication recipient, and visual validation and recording of all documentation from the physician's office or potential prescription medication recipient, and a biometric reader disposed at the dispensing station for identifying a potential prescription medication recipient. The system may include various enhancements to allow accurate dispensing of the proper medication and direct secure internet communication between the pharmacist and the authorized recipient of the medication..

Internet controlled pet feeder

The invention provides remotely programmable, automated, multi-meal pet feeding apparatuses for use by pet owners and caretakers. Such apparatuses may include a communications module for connection to a communications network such as the internet.

Stereoscopic plug-and-play dermatoscope and web interface

A system includes a device (100) for imaging a skin abnormality of a patient, and a web interface (115, 125). The imaging device has a camera (103) recording a plurality of images from locations separated by that distance, thereby obtaining a stereoscopic image of the skin abnormality.

Custom cosmetic blending machine

A spectrophotometer 300, webcam 302 or other instrument measures the color composition and texture of a person's face 400 or other body part. A computer system 301 includes a processor 501 and a non-transitory, non-signal computer readable medium 500 containing machine readable instructions that accept data from a spectrophotometer 300 or like instrument and uses a main executable program 502 and a subroutine 504 for color analysis to derive a mix of color to create a cosmetic product matching or enhancing the color composition and/or texture of the person's face or other body part.

System and providing intelligent recommendations

One or more computing devices may determine a category of interest to a user, receive an image, extract one or more features in the image, determine a recommendation in the category of interest based, at least in part, on the one or more extracted features, and communicate the recommendation to the user. The image can be received from a video camera, a webcam, a digital camera, a scanner, a remote computing device, a mobile device, and/or a storage drive.

Display apparatus

A display apparatus for a computer system has a webcam integrated in the display apparatus, a first housing portion having a recording opening for the webcam and an opaque second housing portion movably connected to the first housing portion, wherein the second housing portion covers the recording opening in a first position and exposes the recording opening in a second position.. .



Webcam topics:
  • Laptop Computer
  • Authentication
  • Computing Device
  • Interactive
  • Video Capture
  • Image Recognition
  • Mobile Phone
  • Form Factor
  • Transmitter
  • Audio Signals
  • User Interfaces
  • Physical Activity
  • User Interface
  • Communications
  • Physiological Data


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