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Richard Tsai - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents, Apple Inc patents

Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition

03/16/17 - 20170076077 - In an embodiment of the invention, an unlocked mobile device is configured to capture images, analyze the images to detect a user's face, and automatically lock the device in response to determining that a user's face does not appear in the images. The camera capturing and face recognition processing may
Inventors: Lihua Zhao, Richard Tsai

Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition

07/09/15 - 20150193611 - In an embodiment of the invention, an unlocked mobile device is configured to capture images, analyze the images to detect a user's face, and automatically lock the device in response to determining that a user's face does not appear in the images. The camera capturing and face recognition processing may
Inventors: Lihua Zhao, Richard Tsai

Generating a three-dimensional model using a portable electronic device recording

05/01/14 - 20140118346 - Systems and methods are provided for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object). As the user moves the electronic device, motion sensing components
Inventors: Richard Tsai, Andrew Just, Brandon Harris

Generating a three-dimensional model using a portable electronic device recording

02/14/13 - 20130038609 - Systems and methods are provided for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object). As the user moves the electronic device, motion sensing components
Inventors: Richard Tsai, Andrew Juist, Brandon Harris

Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition

09/20/12 - 20120235790 - In an embodiment of the invention, an unlocked mobile device is configured to capture images, analyze the images to detect a user's face, and automatically lock the device in response to determining that a user's face does not appear in the images. The camera capturing and face recognition processing may
Inventors: Lihua Zhao, Richard Tsai

Flash control for electronic rolling shutter

07/26/12 - 20120188426 - A method performed by an electronic camera in flash mode is as follows. A scene ambient lighting indication is obtained. An integration time interval and a flash pulse-on time interval for taking a picture is then set. The set integration time interval is shorter when the indication is bright than
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Back panel for a portable electronic device with different camera lens options

06/14/12 - 20120147193 - A portable electronic device includes a digital imaging subsystem with a lens having an optical axis. A case encloses and supports the digital imaging subsystem in a first defined positional relationship to the case. A removable panel is coupled to the case and held in a second defined positional relationship
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Multi-point touch focus

05/17/12 - 20120120277 - A camera includes a lens arranged to focus an image on an image sensor and a touch sensitive visual display for freely selecting two or more regions of interest on a live preview image by touch input. An image processor is coupled to the image sensor and the touch sensitive
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Mechanical camera shutter mechanism

03/29/12 - 20120075521 - A camera shutter mechanism for covering and exposing an imaging sensor array is disclosed. The camera shutter mechanism includes a rotary motor, a crank mechanism, a cover, a guide, and a drive circuit. The rotary motor is coupled to the crank mechanism to rotate the crank mechanism about a central
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Heat valve for thermal management in a mobile communications device

03/08/12 - 20120057303 - A thermal valve for controlling heat transfer between two electronic components is disclosed. The thermal valve includes a first thermally conductive strip that is secured to the first electronic component and a second thermally conductive strip that is secured to the second electronic component. The first strip and the second
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Enhanced image capture sharpening

01/19/12 - 20120013775 - An image capture sharpening subsystem for a digital camera includes a capture sharpening processor and a memory that stores values for a capture sharpening amount. The values for the capture sharpening amount are a function of position on an image sensor of the digital camera. The capture sharpening processor receives
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Flash control for electronic rolling shutter

12/29/11 - 20110317991 - A method performed by an electronic camera in flash mode is as follows. A scene ambient lighting indication is obtained. An integration time interval and a flash pulse-on time interval for taking a picture is then set. The set integration time interval is shorter when the indication is bright than
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Electro-mechanical shutter control

09/01/11 - 20110211823 - A method in a camera device having an image sensor and an electro-mechanical shutter mechanism is as follows. A constant drive current is applied to the shutter mechanism to close shutter at the end of a first exposure. Then, a decaying drive current is applied to the shutter mechanism during
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Light guide for led source

07/14/11 - 20110169026 - A device to emit light includes a light emitting diode (LED) die and a light guide coupled to the LED die. The light guide includes a first material having a first index of refraction with a plurality of apertures arranged in a grid. A second material having a second index
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Electro-mechanical shutter control

05/26/11 - 20110123186 - A method in a camera device having an image sensor and an electro-mechanical shutter mechanism is as follows. A constant drive current is applied to the shutter mechanism to close shutter at the end of a first exposure. Then, a decaying drive current is applied to the shutter mechanism during
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Picture in picture video display for low power device

05/05/11 - 20110102671 - A device to display moving images with a picture-in-picture effect. A memory that stores values is coupled to a display screen. The display screen displays images according to the values stored in the memory. A first receiver receives a first sequence of images and stores image data in a first
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Pulsed control of camera flash

04/07/11 - 20110081142 - Input from a user is received, to take a picture. A camera flash is signaled to produce multiple flash pulses during a single shutter cycle of the picture. The amplitudes of at least two of the flash pulses are different relative to each other. The picture is stored, including in
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Image capture device to minimize the effect of device movement

11/04/10 - 20100277603 - A device to capture an image includes an image sensor on which an optical image is formed by a lens. The image sensor provides electrical signals that represent the optical image. A motion sensor is included to sense movement of the image sensor. An image processor is coupled to the
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Electronic device having a camera flash redirector

09/23/10 - 20100238344 - An electronic camera device has an imaging sensor to capture an image of a scene, a flash to illuminate the scene for capture by the sensor, and an evaluator to detect a condition in the scene. A redirector shifts the peak of a spatial energy profile of light from the
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Magnet array for coupling and aligning an accessory to an electronic device

09/09/10 - 20100225429 - Systems and methods are providing for aligning an accessory to an electronic device interface. In particular, some accessories such as optical filters and lens require specific alignment to operative properly. Using a first magnet array positioned around the periphery of the interface and a second magnet array positioned within the
Inventors: Richard Tsai

Generating a three-dimensional model using a portable electronic device recording

07/29/10 - 20100188503 - Systems and methods are providing for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object). As the user moves the electronic device, motion sensing components,
Inventors: Richard Tsai, Andrew Just, Brandon Harris

Systems and methods for navigating a scene using deterministic movement of an electronic device

07/29/10 - 20100188432 - Systems and methods are providing for scrolling the display of information based on the displacement of the electronic device. An electronic device can include a motion sensing component operative to detect movement of the electronic device (e.g., an accelerometer). The electronic device can display any suitable information, including information that
Inventors: Richard Tsai, Andrew Just, Brandon Harris

Three dimensional navigation using deterministic movement of an electronic device

07/29/10 - 20100188397 - Systems and methods are providing for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three-dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object). As the user moves the electronic device, motion-sensing components, positioning circuitry,
Inventors: Richard Tsai, Andrew Just, Brandon Harris


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