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Data processing methods for predictions of media content performance
Methods and systems of predicting performance data for a piece of media content that is consumable by a user at a client device are provided. In one or more embodiments, the method collects raw input data, such as from a webcam, indicative of a user's response to the media content as the user watches the content.
Realeyes OÜ


Construction and evolution of invariants to rotational and translational transformations for electronic visual image recognition
A spherical harmonic is defined which is an operationally optimal small finite subset of the infinite number of spherical harmonics allowed to exist mathematically. The composition of the subset differs depending on its position on virtual hemisphere.

Ophthalmoscope
The invention relates to an adapter for modifying a mobile communication device such as, but not limited to, a smartphone, tablet computers or webcam to create an ophthalmoscope or fundus camera for ophthalmoscopy or fundus imaging comprising an illumination device, including component parts thereof; and a method of testing eye function and producing images using said camera and associated illumination device. The invention has application in both the medical and veterinary practices.
Greater Glasgow And Clyde Health Board


Webcam shutter
In one example, a webcam shutter assembly includes a first sub-assembly and second sub-assembly formed independently of each other. The first sub-assembly includes a shutter for selectively covering a camera lens, and the second sub-assembly includes a manually operable actuator.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


Camera shutters
An example shutter assembly for protecting cameras, such as webcams, integrated into computing devices is disclosed. The shutter assembly includes an actuator element and shutter element.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


Method and physiological monitoring
Autoregressive modelling is used to identify periodic physiological signals such as heart rate or breathing rate in an image of a subject. The colour channels of a video signal are windowed and normalised by dividing each signal by its mean.
Oxehealth Limited


System and replacing user media streams with animated avatars in live videoconferences
Example implementations provide the representation a remote user in a video-mediated meeting when the user webcam feed is not available or not used, such as if they are attending to a meeting via a wearable device without a camera, or are on-the-go and prefer not to display their webcam feed for privacy or bandwidth-related reasons. In such cases, the system will infer when the user is active in the meeting and allow users to select to display an animated set of keyframes (from past meetings or representing computer-based activity) as a proxy for the user representation.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


System and automated road identification in distant traffic camera images
In embodiments the invention provides methods and systems for improved monitoring of roadways and related resources. The methods employ frugal devices such as remote webcams, and provide methods for improving the quality and usefulness of the data obtained from such devices..
International Business Machines Corporation


Identity verification
Certain embodiments of the invention generally relate to identity verification. A server may include at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code.

System and providing an interactive shopping experience via webcam
A system and method for providing an interactive shopping experience via webcam is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes enabling a user to select from a plurality of items of virtual apparel; obtaining an image of a user via a web-enabled camera (webcam); using a data processor to perform facial detection on the image to isolate an image of a face of the user; estimating the user's position according to a position and a size of the image of the user's face; modifying an image corresponding to the selected item of virtual apparel based on the size of the image of the user's face; and auto-fitting the modified image corresponding to the selected item of virtual apparel to the image of the user's face..
Ebay 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 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.

South China University Of Technology

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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.
Aic Innovations Group, Inc.

Integrated 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

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

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

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

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

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

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Control 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

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

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

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