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Television July category listing 07/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090189971 - Methods and apparatus for interactive automated receptionist: Methods and apparatus for an interactive automated receptionist system according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a computer system configured to connect to a network. The computer system may control a user interface that responds an individual seeking assistance. The computer system may interactively... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC
20090189973 - Integrated desktop videoconferencing system: Disclosed herein is a videoconferencing system that has been integrated into a flat panel display or computer monitor. The integration provides an improved form factor for the videoconferencing system. In addition, the integration offers the dual use as a computer monitor and as a videoconferencing system. The system includes a... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090189972 - System and method for video medical examination and real time transmission to remote locations: A method to generate a video image of a patient at a first location and simultaneously transmit the video image to a video conferencing system at a second location remote from the first location.... Agent: Tod R Nissle
20090189974 - Systems using eye mounted displays: A display device is mounted on and/or inside the eye. The eye mounted display contains multiple sub-displays, each of which projects light to different retinal positions within a portion of the retina corresponding to the sub-display. The projected light propagates through the pupil but does not fill the entire pupil.... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090189975 - Apparatus and method for generating file, apparatus and method for reproducing three-dimensional shape, and programs therefor: A file generation apparatus comprises three-dimensional data acquisition means for obtaining a three-dimensional data set comprising distance data representing a three-dimensional shape of a subject, data conversion means for generating a converted three-dimensional data set by arranging the distance data according to distance, and generation means for identifying the distance... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090189976 - Stereoscopic image system: Provided is a stereoscopic image system. The stereoscopic image system includes a display device radiating linearly polarized light, glasses including left and right oculars each including a first polarizer disposed between the display device and the eyes of a user, a second polarizer disposed between the first polarizer and the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090189977 - System and method for spotlight identification of audience members during question and answer sessions: A system for identifying audience members and sequencing audience participation, the system includes: a computing device with logic and storage devices electrically connected audience member control panels, audience identification devices, and a moderator or speaker user interface; wherein the audience control panels are configured for individual audience members to make... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090189978 - Medical support control system: A medical device, comprising: a plurality of video interface cards are used for the medical support control system for converting, when a video signal is input from an external environment, a video signal input from the external environment into a common signal and vice versa, said common signal being different... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090189980 - Apparatus and method for controlling color of mask of monitoring camera: A method for controlling a monitoring camera, and which includes generating a mask image using a first mask color, synthesizing the mask image on a specific region of a camera image captured by the monitoring camera, detecting a brightness value of the camera image, determining a second mask color corresponding... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090189979 - Method for providing images of traffic incidents: A method for providing traffic incident information is disclosed. Selected images of a traffic incident are associated with corresponding traffic incident data. The combined information is provided to an end-user application, such as a navigation system, the Internet, and a television station. A user can obtain the combined traffic incident... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20090189981 - Video delivery systems using wireless cameras: Systems, apparatuses, and techniques for video delivery can include one or more of the following: a wireless camera arranged in a wearable form factor comprising a battery to provide energy, and configured to generate a video feed, and a base station in wireless communication with the wireless camera and configured... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20090189982 - Athletic training system and method: An athletic training system (200) has a data recording system (202) and a data engine (204). The data recording system (202) is configured to record an athletic competition event. The event may have a first team of players competing against a second team of players. The data engine (204) is... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090189983 - System and method for pattern based thresholding applied to video surveillance monitoring: A system, method, and program product is provided that configures video handlers pertaining to a dependent individual. Configuring includes setting alert thresholds. Visual locations are configured. Visual images that pertain to caregivers of the dependent individual are configured. Video streams are received from video sources. Video streams are compared to... Agent: Ibm Corporation- Austin (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen
20090189984 - Object verification device and object verification method: An apparatus for verifying subjects includes: a camera for photographing a plurality of subjects; a subject detector for detecting subject images of each of the subjects from the pieces of image information photographed by the camera; a subject tracking unit for tracking each of the subjects based on the movement... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090189985 - Image processing device for providing image quality information and method thereof: An image processing apparatus and method for providing image evaluation information is provided. The image processing apparatus includes: an encoder to encode an external image signal input from an image sensor to generate encoded image data; an evaluation unit to evaluate the image data based on analysis information associated with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090189986 - Biomimetic modelling systems for reproducing spreading phenomena of cosmetic and pharmaceutical formulations on human skin: The invention relates to a skin substitute for investigating the behavior of cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions to be applied topically, where the skin substitute is a three-dimensionally crosslinked polyacrylamide matrix and water and at least one polypeptide is bonded in... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090189987 - Imaging apparatus: The magnitude of magnetic attraction generated between an electromagnetic coil and a magnetic metal member (or an amount of electric current flowed to the electromagnetic coil) is controlled depending on a direction of acceleration (acceleration caused by the gravity (a gravitational acceleration) and acceleration caused by shake (shake acceleration)) working... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090189988 - System for remote control of a medical imaging system: A system enables secure, safe remote access and control of stand-alone medical imaging systems whilst maintaining physical separation and independence from the medical imaging systems, to prevent medical system infection by a software virus and data corruption. A system provides remote control and interaction with a medical imaging system and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090189989 - Script control for camera positioning in a scene generated by a computer rendering engine: A system for controlling a rendering engine by using specialized commands. The commands are used to generate a production, such as a television show, at an end-user's computer that executes the rendering engine. In one embodiment, the commands are sent over a network, such as the Internet, to achieve broadcasts... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090189990 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus having a recording mode that is switchable between motion picture recording and still picture recording includes an optical element, a motor that includes a rotor having a magnet, and a stator having a coil configured to provide a rotational force to the magnet, the motor being configured... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090189992 - Apparatus and method for learning photographing profiles of digital imaging device for recording personal life history: Provided are a photographing profile learning apparatus and method of a digital imaging device for recording a personal life history. The photographing profile learning method learns a user's photographing patterns by recommending at least one previous picture consistent with a user's photographing tendencies, using a recommendation function and a user... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090189994 - Image processing apparatus: It is an object to provide an image pickup apparatus capable of changing over the operation mode between a magnification observation mode and a high-speed photographing mode without increasing the fabrication cost. An image processing apparatus includes a mode selection part which selects one of a magnification observation mode and... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20090189995 - Image recording device, image reproducing device, recording medium, image recording method, and program thereof: An image recording/reproducing device of this invention includes the following units. An image signal processing unit generates second captured image signals according to a second method. A first compression unit generates first compressed image data by compressing first image information which is in the second captured image signals and equivalent... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090189996 - Image recording device, image reproducing device, recording medium, image recording method, and program thereof: An image recording device includes: a reference clock generation generating a reference clock; a first compression unit generating first compressed image data by compressing a first picture that is included in pictures in the captured image and that is equivalent to image captured at the first frame rate; a second... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090189993 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus that can output images with a plurality of resolutions is provided. The imaging apparatus comprises an imaging section (101) for imaging a subject using an imaging device (103) to generate an image signal and a resolution conversion section (110) for converting a resolution of the image signal... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090189991 - Method and apparatus employed in camera for individuation adjustment: An individuation adjustment device of a camera includes an initialization module, an image capturing module, a common-difference setting module, a reproducing module, a selection module, and a storage module. The initialization module is configured for initializing a primary parameter value of the camera. The common-difference setting module is configured for... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090189997 - Methods and apparatuses for addressing chromatic abberations and purple fringing: Methods and systems for detecting and correcting chromatic aberration and purple fringing are disclosed. Chromatic aberration can be addressed by separating an image into color planes and then adjusting these to reduce chromatic aberration by using a specific calibration image (calibration chart) as an empirical method to calibrate the image... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20090189998 - Methods and apparatuses for using image acquisition data to detect and correct image defects: A method and device for detecting a potential defect in an image comprises acquiring a digital image at a time; storing image acquisition data, wherein the image acquisition data includes at least one of a position of a source of light relative to a lens, a distance from the source... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20090189999 - Image processing device for providing image quality information and method thereof: An image processing apparatus and method for providing image evaluation information is provided. The image processing apparatus includes: an encoder to encode an external image signal input from an image sensor to generate encoded image data; an evaluation factor collecting unit to collect evaluation factor information associated with evaluating of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090190000 - Audio-based attention grabber for imaging devices: A digital imaging device such as a digital camera or a video camera may include the capability to store audio files. These audio files may be generated under user control when the user wishes to take a picture or capture video. The audio files may be played back as attention... Agent: Timothy N. Trop Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.,
20090190002 - Digital camera and flash emission control method: A digital camera includes an imaging unit for generating image data, an emission unit for emitting a flash, a face detection unit for detecting face information in the image data, and an emission amount control unit for controlling the emission amount of a flash. A plurality of time points is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090190001 - Photon counting imaging system: An imaging device includes first and second photon sensors respectively capture arrival times and locations of individual photons on first and second image planes, while optionally capturing photon colors. A stereoptic distance finder identifies source distance of image elements common to both image planes, while a processor correlates the identified... Agent: Richard L. Sampson Sampson & Associates, P.C.
20090190003 - Vision-based augmented reality system using invisible marker: A vision-based augmented reality system using an invisible marker indicates an invisible marker on a target object to be tracked, such that it can rapidly and correctly track the target object by detecting the invisible marker. The augmented reality system includes a target object including an infrared marker drawn by... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090190004 - Data processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus includes a zoom circuit for displaying and a zoom circuit for recording. The zoom circuit for displaying performs a zoom process using a least square method or linear interpolation on image data from a YUV conversion circuit so as to create display image data. On an... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090190007 - Adaptive neighborhood filtering (anf) system and method for 3d time of flight cameras: A method for filtering distance information from a 3D-measurement camera system comprises comparing amplitude and/or distance information for pixels to adjacent pixels and averaging distance information for the pixels with the adjacent pixels when amplitude and/or distance information for the pixels is within a range of the amplitudes and/or distances... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090190005 - Method and apparatus providing pixel-wise noise correction: Methods and apparatuses providing pixel-wise noise correction using pixels to provide reference values during pixel readout operations.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090190006 - Methods, systems and apparatuses for pixel signal correction using elliptical hyperbolic cosines: Methods, systems and apparatuses for correcting the sensitivity of pixel signals, the pixel signal correction values being determined based on an elliptical hyperbolic cosine function. The function may further be a rotated elliptical hyperbolic cosine function or a polynomial derived from the rotated elliptical hyperbolic cosine function. Using these functions... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090190008 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and imaging apparatus: where x and y represents coordinates of a transformation destination with a center of a screen as an origin, X and Y represents coordinates of a transformation source with the center of the screen as an origin, and a and b are coordinate transformation coefficients.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090190009 - Solid-state image capturing apparatus, mounting method of solid-state image capturing apparatus, manufacturing method of solid-state image capturing apparatus, and electronic information device: A solid-state image capturing apparatus includes: an insulation substrate including an external lead terminal; a solid-state image capturing element fixed on the insulation substrate and including a microlens; and a transparent glass member positioned above the insulation substrate for sealing the solid-state image capturing element fixed on the insulation substrate,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090190010 - Gain-coefficient acquiring device and image processing device having same: An image processing device includes an initialization module, an optical black detection module, a calculation module, an image capturing module, a gain-value acquiring module, a gain adjusting module, and a pixel value adjusting module. The calculation module is configured for calculating the gain-coefficient. The image capturing module is configured for... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090190011 - Image sensor having high speed operation: An image sensor includes a data formatter and a transformer. The data formatter divides N-bit data into K-bit units with N and K being natural numbers and with K<N. The transformer is configured to generate an output signal having a respective signal level selected from at least three possible levels... Agent: Law Office Of Monica H Choi
20090190012 - Solid-state imager device, drive method of solid-state imager device and camera apparatus: In a case when a structure of forming a p+ layer on a substrate rear surface side is employed in order to prevent dark current generation from the silicon boundary surface, various problems occur. According to this invention, an insulation film 39 is provided on a rear surface on a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090190013 - Method and apparatus for capturing an image: A method for capturing an image using an image capturing module with multiple pixels configured in a 2-dimensional matrix and a focal plane electronic shutter function which sequentially slides the exposure timing by constant interval by pixel group which is a unit of predetermined number of the pixels while scanning;... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates
20090190014 - Wide dynamic range sensor having a pinned diode with multiple pinned voltages: A pixel cell has controlled photosensor anti-blooming leakage by having dual pinned voltage regions, one of which is used to set the anti-blooming characteristics of the photosensor. Additional exemplary embodiments also employ an anti-blooming transistor in conjunction with the dual pinned photosensor. Other exemplary embodiments provide a pixel with two... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090190015 - Imaging device: The present invention relates to improved imaging devices having high dynamic range and to monitoring and automatic control systems incorporating the improved imaging devices.... Agent: Brian J. Rees Gentex Corporation
20090190017 - Image sensing apparatus and imaging system: An image sensing apparatus includes a pixel array including a light-shielded area where light-shielded pixels are arranged, and an effective area where non-light-shielded pixels are arranged. Each of the light-shielded pixels includes a first photoelectric conversion unit, a first charge-voltage converter which converts charges generated in the first photoelectric conversion... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090190020 - Imager apparatus, driving method, and camera: In an XY address type solid-state imager apparatus comprising a solid-state imager having a plurality of pixels two-dimensionally arranged, and horizontal and vertical scanning circuits to read signals of the pixels, the scanning circuits each have a progressive scanning circuit to progressively read pixel signals by a first scanning control... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20090190021 - Solid-state image pickup device having analog-digital converters configured to sum values of multiple pixels in the array and method for driving the same: A CMOS image sensor includes column-parallel ADCs. Each of the ADCs includes a comparator and an up/down counter. With this configuration, digital values of pixels in a plurality of rows can be added without using additional circuits, such as an adder and a line memory device, and the frame rate... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090190016 - Solid-state image pickup element and solid-state image pickup device: A solid-state image pickup element includes: a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type; a pixel area having pixels formed in a matrix form, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion element having a pn junction formed of the semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type and a first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090190018 - Solid-state image sensing device, method for reading signal of solid-state image sensing device, and image pickup apparatus: An image sensor includes a pixel array having vertical signal lines, each interconnected to one of columns of the pixel array, and a column processor including a unit readout circuit provided for each of sets of a predetermined number of columns. The unit readout circuit includes input switches, each connected... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090190022 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup lens section; an image pickup device obtaining image pickup data on the basis of light detected; a microlens array section arranged on a focal plane of the image pickup lens section, and including a plurality of microlenses, each of the microlenses being... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090190023 - Imaging apparatus, imaging apparatus control method, and computer program: An imaging apparatus includes: a control unit configured to move a focusing lens, and detect a focus position; wherein the control unit executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which only a part of a range of movement of the focusing lens is set as a scan range, as first scan... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090190024 - Image pickup apparatus: where p is a pitch between the microlenses, s is a pixel size in a predetermined direction, m is the number (an integer) of the image pickup pixels allocated to each of the microlenses in the predetermined direction, L is a distance between the aperture stop and the microlens array... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090190025 - Image-capturing module and manufacturing method thereof: An image-capturing module and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The image-capturing module includes a circuit board, an electric element, a lens set and a carrier. The circuit board has at least a locking hole. The electric element is disposed on the circuit board. The carrier is disposed on the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090190026 - Pair of spectacles with miniature camera: A pair of spectacles with miniature camera (122) includes a front frame (1), spectacle lenses (2) and side arms (3). The ends of the front frame (1) are extended backwards to form extending portions (11, 12) with cavities (111, 121), and an opening is formed on the front end of... Agent: G Link Co Ltd
20090190027 - Method and system for aspect ratio control: A method for viewer based control of video display aspect ratios, the method includes: applying an initial video display aspect ratio to a selected signal source; determining if the selected signal source has a viewer assigned video display aspect ratio; modifying the initial video display aspect ratio of the selected... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090190028 - Determining device that performs processing of output pictures: A system and method for determining the characteristics of a device coupled to a client device are disclosed. A method, according to one embodiment, includes driving a display device with a first video output signal formatted according to a first video interface specification; responsive to driving the display device, soliciting... Agent: Merchant & Gould Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
20090190029 - Video processing methods and related apparatus: A video processing method includes: executing a first video detection for a first video processing operation; and performing a second video processing operation by referencing detection result of the first video detection. One of the first and second video processing operations is line-based processing, and the other is block-based processing.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090190030 - Video signal motion detection: Systems and methods directed to determining motion in a video signal are provided. A plurality of pixels of a plurality of adjacent field lines of alternating parity of the video signal are evaluated to generate a plurality of differential values. A sign of each differential value is determined, and when... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP Z2002
20090190031 - Television apparatus and method for subtitle handling: A string matching pattern is detected in a subtitle text stream extracted from a television stream. If there is a matched string covered by the string matching pattern in the subtitle text stream, a predetermined response is activated. For example, if the string matching pattern is a phone number syntax... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090190032 - Noise elimination device for the detection of the vertical sync pulse in video signals: In order to create a noise elimination device for the detection of the vertical sync pulse in video signals, which has a very fast locking behavior and in which additional components can be integrated easily, which components can measure fundamental parameters of the underlying composite video signal, it is proposed... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department
20090190033 - Receiving device, and input switching control method in receiving device: A receiving device includes a plurality of digital input terminals, a signal receiving unit for receiving a video signal, and a switch unit for selectively connecting the plurality of digital input terminals to the signal receiving unit. The signal receiving unit is a receiving device that performs a mutual authentication... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090190034 - Display control apparatus and display control method: A display control apparatus displays a plurality of video images on one screen based on a plurality of pieces of content data. The display control apparatus has a selection unit configured to select the plurality of pieces of content data to display the plurality of video images. The display control... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090190035 - Circuit for processing video signal: Disclosed is a video signal processing circuit, which comprises: first and second DC level adjusting circuits, for adjusting the DC level of a video signal to generate a first adjusted video signal and a second adjusted video signal respectively; an analog to digital converter, for sampling a data signal of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090190036 - Video processing system providing interlaced video field inversion detection features and related methods: A video processing system may include an input for receiving interlaced video data arranged in successive frames each including odd and even fields. A processor may be coupled to the input for determining an improper inversion of the odd and even fields based upon a pair(s) of successive first and... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist
20090190037 - Method and integrated circuit for video processing: An integrated circuit capable of video processing and a method thereof is disclosed. The integrated circuit comprises an image information generator, an adaptive motion vector (MV) candidate generator, and a block matching unit. The image information generator receives reference and current video data to determine image information. The adaptive MV... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090190038 - Method, video encoder, and integrated circuit for detecting non-rigid body motion: A method for detecting a non-rigid-body in video coding and an integrated circuited for the same are disclosed. The integrated circuit capable of detecting non-rigid-body comprises a best matched block, a correlation unit, and a non-rigid-body detection unit. The best matched block unit receives a current block in a current... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090190039 - Apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving preambles in a digital video broadcasting system: An apparatus and method for transmitting a preamble in a Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) system are provided. The apparatus includes a first processor for generating a Modulation Signaling Sequence (MSS) using a plurality of received sequences, and for outputting a modulated sequence by differentially modulating the MSS. The apparatus also... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090190040 - Electronic device, method for responding to message, and program: An electronic device includes a connection terminal to connect to an external device via an interface including a first transmission path capable of unidirectional transmission of digital signals and a second transmission path capable of bidirectional transmission of a predetermined message; a detecting unit to detect whether the unidirectional transmission... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090190041 - Television receiver: A digital/analog receiver for use with a smart antenna connected thereto. The digital/analog receiver determines whether it is unnecessary to use the smart antenna for signal reception of a channel, i.e., video images based on television signals on the channel can be normally displayed without using the smart antenna, or... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090190042 - Method of controlling first information apparatus connectable to second information apparatus: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method of controlling a first information apparatus connectable to a second information apparatus having a display, the second information apparatus being capable of reproducing video image based on video information obtained from a remote source independently from the first information apparatus, the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090190044 - Mini-projector and detachable signal connector thereof: A mini-projector and detachable signal connector thereof are provided. The mini-projector applied to an electronic device comprises a projecting main body and a detachable signal connector. The detachable signal connector has at least a connecting unit. The connecting unit is electrically connected to the electronic device and transmits an image... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090190043 - Single panel projection system: A single panel projection system that comprises an illumination system which produces spatially separated color illumination segments. A display panel having at least two segments displays corresponding color information, which is aligned with the corresponding color illumination segments. A projection lens system combines the at least two segments together into... Agent: Albert O Cota
20090190045 - Color display apparatus: A color display apparatus includes a color changeover unit for changing over colors of an illumination light or a projection light, and a control circuit for applying a video signal for generating a control signal for controlling a spatial light modulator, wherein the control circuit further applying the video signal... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090190046 - Output correction for visual projection devices: Dedicated projectors and devices with projection abilities such as digital cameras or camcorders have projections that are corrected to compensate for irregularities in the surfaces receiving the projection. The image data being projected is compensated to account for the irregularities by observing the irregularities with a camera to produce image... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Wk Attn: Patent Docketing07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090185026 - Imaging optical system for camera and video telephony camera employing the same: An imaging optical system for a camera and a video telephony camera employing the imaging optical system. The imaging optical system includes a stop and a first lens that are sequentially arranged from an object side. The first lens has a positive refractive power and two convex aspherical surfaces and... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090185028 - Camera apparatus and image recording/reproducing method: Provided is a camera apparatus capable of recording an image where a wide range is photographed, and making it easier to distinguish a content of a necessary image by enlarging and displaying an image of a narrow range based on predetermined information. The camera apparatus includes: a camera section including... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090185027 - System and method to quickly acquire images: An image capturing system includes: a plurality of image capturing devices, wherein each image capturing device is adapted to capture an image of an object and transmit the captured image; and a processor in communication with each of the image capturing devices, the processor adapted to transmit a, control signal... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20090185029 - Camera, image display device, and image storage device: Control information distinguishing whether an image is 2D or 3D is added to the image and then stored in a storage part. An output controlling part is provided which outputs the control information added to the image as a control signal when reading the image from the storage part and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090185030 - Multi-person stereo display system: The multi-person stereo display system permits several independent viewers to see different stereo images on a single projection surface. This is accomplished through the innovative use of video multiplexing, software, control electronics, and special viewing glasses. The system is particularly useful in situations where the viewers see computer generated images... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.
20090185031 - Information processing device, information processing method and computer readable medium: An information processing device that is connected to a projecting device that projects an annotation image input from an external terminal onto a projection region including an object, and is connected to an image capturing device that captures an image of the projection region. The information processing device obtains image... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090185032 - Image pickup device, electronic endoscope and lens unit: An image pickup apparatus of the present invention varies optical properties by moving a part of lenses of an objective lens, and includes a solid-state image pickup device unit that is disposed at a rear-end section and that subjects a subject image to photoelectric conversion, a fixed lens frame that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090185033 - Replay device, replay system, and television set: A replay device includes: a user recognition unit that performs user recognition processing; and a replay source selection unit that chooses a replay source, from among a plurality of replay sources, according to a user recognized by the user recognition unit.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090185034 - Imaging device for microscope: An image pickup unit obtains a specimen image by picking up the observation image of a specimen produced by a microscope. An installation state information obtainment unit obtains installation state information indicating the installation state of an optical member inserted into the observation light path of the microscope. An exposure... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090185035 - Microscope system, control method used for microscope system, and recording medium: A microscope system which is capable of changing observation states by driving various optical members and which includes a history record unit for recording history data related to a microscope operation history, a selection unit for selecting one or more microscope operation items from among a plurality of microscope operation... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090185036 - Remote in-ground retractable communication system: The present invention provides a communication system for covertly monitoring a target area. The communication system comprises a retractable communication unit suitable for in ground installation at a first site, said retractable communication unit comprising: a telescoping support; a communication device mounted on a distal portion of said telescoping support;... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090185037 - Measuring hum in a digital tv signal: The invention relates to a method for measuring Hum on a digital QAM carrier using a testing device for testing digital TV signals including a QAM demodulator therein, and to a testing device implementing the method. A micro-controller is used to sample a register associated with an AGC circuit in... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC
20090185038 - Caliberation element for calibrating the magnification ratio of a camera, and a calibration method: A calibration element (1) serves for calibrating the magnification ratio of a camera (3). The calibration element (1) has at least one calibration region (4) in which at least one perforation (5) or indentation is provided. The perforation (5) or indentation can be detected by the camera. The calibration element... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP
20090185039 - Information processing apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus includes a first obtaining unit, a second obtaining unit and a display control unit. The first obtaining unit obtains, from an electronic device connected to the information processing apparatus, image data stored in a memory medium connected to the electronic device. The second obtaining unit obtains... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090185040 - Control method, authenticating method for electronic device and streaming media server: The present invention provides a method for controlling an electronic device and an authentication method for controlled electronic device resources; the method for controlling an electronic device includes the following steps: receiving the electronic device control information from the client, by the streaming media server, wherein, the electronic device control... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090185041 - Apparatus and method of obtaining image and apparatus and method of processing image: Provided are an apparatus and method of obtaining a high-quality image by efficiently processing an image obtained at low-light levels. The image obtaining apparatus comprises a sensor which detects a pixel array value by using a color filter including color pixels for obtaining a color image and a reference pixel... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090185042 - Image-blur correction device, image pickup device, and optical device: An image-blur correction device includes a vibration detection unit which detects vibrations of two different detection axes in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis, a correction unit which corrects vibration using a correction optical system which is displaced in directions of at least two correction axes different from the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090185043 - Image capture methods: Image capture systems capable of ensuring clear images are provided, in which an image capture module senses at least one image, and an operational module performs a compensation to the image capture system according to a modulation transfer function (MTF) value corresponding to the image, such that the image capture... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090185044 - Image sensor and method with multiple scanning modes: Multiple scanning modes are provided for an array of electromagnetic radiation sensors. In the preferred implementation both selectable subarrays and the overall array can be read out and reset in any desired order, including interrupting a full array scan for a subarray scan and then resuming the full array scan.... Agent: Stefan Kirchanski
20090185046 - Camera and image processing program: To insert an inserting-image at an appropriate position of image data by providing an imaging unit imaging an image of an object and generating the image data, a recognizing unit performing face recognition processing on the image data and generating distribution information which represents a distribution of a main object... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090185045 - Dual-purpose hardware aperture: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first component configured to perform an acoustic function through the aperture and a second component configured to perform a non-acoustic function through the aperture.... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090185049 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method and image capturing apparatus: An evaluation value for a pixel in an eye region in an image is computed, which is increased with increase in the redness of the pixel and with decrease in the luminance of the pixel. Furthermore, a color saturation value for the pixel included in the eye region is corrected... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090185047 - Imaging apparatus, function control method, and function control program: An imaging apparatus includes: receiving means for receiving selection input for an imaging mode; discriminating means for discriminating, when the selection input is received through the receiving means, a selected imaging mode on the basis of the received selection input; and scanning controlling means for causing, when it is discriminated... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090185048 - Remote head camera: According to one embodiment, a remote head camera includes a camera control unit, and a camera head configured to be connected to the camera control unit and including an imaging device, a drive signal generator, and a format identifying unit. The drive signal generator generates a drive signal for driving... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090185050 - Apparatus and method for acquiring image based on expertise: Provided are an apparatus and method for acquiring an image based on expertise, whereby laymen can also acquire a high-definition image like experts. The apparatus includes a storage unit storing representative images representing a plurality of image acquisition environments and storing parameters corresponding to the representative images, an image classification... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090185051 - Data processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and medium storing data processing program: A data processing apparatus includes a data conversion part converting first data into second data, an identification data generation part generating identification data which depends on the first data, and a data processing part relating the identification data to the second data. Specifically, the data processing part adds the identification... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090185052 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: An information processing apparatus obtains image data included in an image file stored in a storage medium of the digital camera and the updated time of the image file stored in the storage medium of the digital camera, and reads out the shooting time of the image data included in... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090185053 - Image playback device, camera and image playback system: The image playback device includes an input part that inputs images, an image output part that selects a plurality of images from the input images and sequentially outputs the plurality of images, and an output controlling part that, when an image is additionally input to the input part during output... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090185054 - System and method for displaying an image indicating a positional relation between partially overlapping images: A device includes a display monitor configured to display on a screen of the display monitor at least one of a current image and a preceding image taken by an optical unit, a storage unit configured to store the preceding image, and a control unit configured to display a part... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090185055 - Image capturing apparatus, image processing apparatus and method, and program therefor: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to receive an input image to be processed; a brightness-information extracting unit configured to extract, from the image, brightness information indicating brightness of the whole image; a luminance-value-distribution-information extracting unit configured to extract, from the image, luminance-value-distribution information indicating a distribution... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090185056 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera includes an imaging device. The imaging device has an imaging surface capturing an object scene and repeatedly outputs an object scene image. An orientation of the imaging surface is repeatedly changed by a CPU corresponding to a group photograph mode under which a group of a plurality... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090185057 - Apparatus and method for estimating signal-dependent noise in a camera module: A method and apparatus for estimating signal-dependent noise in a camera module are provided, in which an image is decomposed into high frequency components and low frequency components, a variance of noise in the image is estimated using the low frequency components, noise is eliminated from the high frequency components... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20090185058 - Apparatus and method for noise reduction with 3d lut: A device for noise reduction is provided. The device includes a noise reduction three-dimensional look-up table (LUT) and a noise reduction unit. The noise reduction LUT transforms an input image into a noise reduction factor and noise reduction threshold for each color component of each pixel of the input image.... Agent: Zoran Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC
20090185059 - Colored negative photoresist composition, colored pattern comprising the same, and method for producing the colored pattern: The present invention relates to a colored negative photoresist composition comprising a coloring agent (A), an alkali soluble binder polymer (B), a photopolymerizable compound (C), a photopolymerization initiator (D), and a solvent (E), wherein the alkali soluble binder polymer (B) is a polymer comprising the monomer represented by the following... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090185060 - Solid-state imaging device, method of fabricating solid-state imaging device, and camera: Disclosed is a solid-state imaging device receiving incident light from a backside thereof. The imaging device includes a semiconductor layer on which a plurality of pixels including photoelectric converters and pixel transistors are formed, a wiring layer formed on a first surface of the semiconductor layer, a pad portion formed... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090185061 - Image pickup apparatus and method of correcting a picked-up image signal of the same: In a method for correcting a picked-up image signal of an image pickup apparatus including: a solid-state imaging device comprising a plurality of pixels which are arranged in a two-dimensional array form in a surface portion of a semiconductor substrate, and an amplifier which is provided at the semiconductor substrate,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090185062 - System and method of scanning an array of sensors: Aspects of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for scanning an array of sensors. More particularly, the invention is directed towards scanning an array of sensors to accurately determine actuated sensors on a contact-sensitive surface. In one embodiment, three sets of sensing lines can be incorporated into the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20090185063 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging area image is displayed on a monitor instead of an enlarged image after a focus state is maintained by an operation of a second operation member used for instructing maintenance of the focus state, if a first operation member configured to issue an instruction to start focus control... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090185064 - Image-pickup apparatus and display controlling method for image-pickup apparatus: The image-pickup apparatus includes an image-pickup element photoelectrically converting an object image, an image generating unit configured to generate a first image by using an output from the image-pickup element, a focus controller configured to perform focus control of an image-pickup optical system, and an enlarging processing unit configured to... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090185065 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes an image-pickup optical system, three color separation prisms separating incident light guided by the image-pickup optical system into three-primary-color light components and emitting the light components, and three image pickup elements respectively receiving the three light components from the prisms so as to produce respective... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090185066 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus is disclosed. The imaging apparatus includes: a housing forming an external armor; an imaging lens provided in the housing; a barrier adapted to be moved between a closing position at which it covers the imaging lens; and an opening position at which it causes the imaging lens,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090185067 - Compact automatic focusing camera: The present invention provides a compact automatic focusing system using a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) unit. The automatic focusing system using the MEMS unit has a small volume and low power consumption, and its operation is very reliable, precise, and fast. The MEMS unit for automatic focusing comprises at least one... Agent: Stereo Display Inc.
20090185068 - Image-pickup apparatus and focus controlling method: The image-pickup apparatus performs a scan operation for sequentially obtaining focus evaluation values with movement of a focus lens and calculates an in-focus position on the focus evaluation values. The apparatus includes a controller configured to divide a movable range of the focus lens for the scan operation into plural... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090185069 - Imaging apparatus and control method thereof: An imaging apparatus prohibits recording of an image in a recording medium according to an operation of a second switch while a first auto-focusing operation is performed based on a phase difference of an object image, and permits recording of the image in the recording medium according to an operation... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090185070 - Imaging apparatus and program thereof: In a digital camera 1, in an automatic shooting stand-by state, when judged at Step S26 that an automatic shooting condition has been satisfied (N at Step S26), whether or not to issue an AE re-processing command is judged. In other words, whether or not the current shooting condition is... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090185071 - Portable electronic apparatus: A portable electronic apparatus includes an exterior member which houses a main body of the apparatus and has an opening, a part of the main body being exposed through the opening; a lid which is attached to the exterior member so as to cover or uncover the opening; a hook... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090185072 - Information processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus inputs motion picture data generated by encoding a motion picture, each frame image of the motion picture is formed by synthesizing a plurality of images, containing a plurality of image data corresponding to the plurality of images. The apparatus includes a decoding... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090185073 - Unified system for progressive and interlaced video transmission: A system and method that support both progressive and interlaced format video transmission and display. The system utilizes de-interlacing techniques to convert input interlaced format video to progressive format video, and compress and vertically scale the progressive format video to communicate videos more efficiently in a progressive format. The system... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090185074 - Methods, systems, and products for automated correction of closed captioning data: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for automated correction of closed-captioning data. Patterns of characters are stored in memory. A digital stream is received having the closed captioning data encoded therein. The closed captioning data is decoded from the received digital stream. A sequence of closed captioning characters is acquired... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20090185075 - Storage medium recording text-based subtitle stream, reproducing apparatus and reproducing method for reproducing text-based subtitle stream recorded on the storage medium: A storage medium storing a multimedia image stream and a text-based subtitle stream, and a reproducing apparatus and a reproducing method therefor are provided to reproduce the text-based subtitle data stream recorded separately from the multimedia image stream such that the subtitle data can be easily produced and edited and... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090185076 - Vga port signal examining apparatus and method thereof: This present invention is a VGA port signal examining apparatus and method thereof. By intercepting the analog signals transmitted from the VGA port to the monitor, such as vertical signals, horizontal signals, R-signals, G-signals, and B-signals, and by examining the relative data of analog signals to determine whether the VGA... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090185077 - Video storage device, and method of controlling a video storage device and video mixer: A video mixer is employed to form a transition between two video compositions, for example a fade or a wipe. A video storage device is associated with the video mixer and plays out a video signal, the timing of which is controlled in dependence upon the progress of the transition... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090185078 - Systems and methods for video processing based on motion-aligned spatio-temporal steering kernel regression: A method for video processing based on motion-aligned spatio-temporal steering kernel regression may include estimating local spatio-temporal steering parameters at pixels in input video data. The method may also include using the local spatio-temporal steering parameters to apply motion-aligned spatio-temporal steering kernel regression to the input video data to perform... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20090185079 - Integrated analog video receiver: An analog video receiver implemented in an integrated circuit device. The analog video receiver includes an amplifier to amplify an analog video signal having a desired carrier frequency, and a mixing circuit to mix the amplified analog video signal with a complex sinusoid having a frequency substantially equal to the... Agent: Shemwell Gregory & Courtney LLP
20090185080 - Controlling an electronic device by changing an angular orientation of a remote wireless-controller: A wireless remote controller for controlling multiple devices, including devices for home entertainment center such as TV, set-top box, audio and video recorders and players. The wireless remote control system is implemented to integrate and signals received from these devices for displaying selectable control items on an image display screen.... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090185081 - Remote control apparatus and communication system: Disclosed herein is a remote control apparatus for communicating with an electric apparatus by radio communication, including: a plurality of operation keys; a transmission/reception section for transferring a signal to and from the electric apparatus by the radio communication; and a control section having at least a power control function... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090185082 - Television set: A television set includes a television set body section which has a display panel in which pixels are arranged at intersections of scan lines and data lines in a matrix; and first and second input terminals provided for the television set body section. A first video signal is displayed on... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090185083 - Display device and display method: A display device displays a D-seat image and a P-seat image on a display screen in a time-sharing manner, and forms a non-display state by inserting a black image BL or the like when changing the viewing angle of the display screen by controlling a liquid crystal shutter provided on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090185084 - Projection apparatus and signal converting module thereof: A projection apparatus and a signal converting module thereof are provided. The projection apparatus comprises an output module and a signal converting module. The output module outputs at least one signal in a first format. The signal converting module comprises a receiving unit, a processing unit, and an interface unit.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090185085 - Display device with an addressable movable electrode: A display device implemented with a spatial light modulator (SLM) comprising a plurality of pixel elements arranged in array to modulate incident light and display an image, wherein each of the pixel elements comprises a movable electrode and a stationary electrode; a drive circuit connected to the movable electrode and... Agent: Bo-in Lin07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090179984 - Image rectification method and related device for a video device: An image rectification method for a video device includes receiving an image that is a facial image of a transmitter from the transmitter, obtaining a first angular deviation with respect to line of sight of the transmitter according to the image, obtaining a second horizontal angular deviation and a second... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090179983 - Joining users to a conferencing session: Architecture for combining an outbound contact via multiple communications modes and the joining of an invitee to a communications session (e.g., conference call, web conference, etc.) without requiring substantial authentication of the invitee, if at all. The invitee can be automatically connected to the session using the communication method of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090179982 - Teleconference terminal apparatus and image transmitting method: A teleconference terminal apparatus includes: imaging field changing control means for carrying out control of an imaging field changing unit designed to change the position of the imaging field of an imaging unit; preset information managing means; image signal transmitting means for outputting and transmitting an image signal to another... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090179985 - Network based endoscopic surgical system: A network based surgical system including a first medical device having a first network interface, a second medical device having a second network interface, a communications network over which the first medical device, through the first network interface, and the second medical device, through the second network interface, are communicable,... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090179986 - Method and device for the recording of body movements: The invention relates to a method for recording the position, location or movement of a body part of a patient and a device for recording the position, location or movement of a body part or a medical instrument. According to the invention, a graphic marker is connected with the body... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20090179987 - Motion sickness reduction: A motion sickness reduction device includes an image capture device for capturing an image device environment and an image display device for displaying image related to the captured image. In order to effectively prevent or reduce motion sickness, the right amount of motion must be displayed on the image display... Agent: Bergman & Song, LLP
20090179988 - Integrated motion-image monitoring device with solar capacity: Security systems and methods are implemented using a variety of devices and methods. According to one such implementation, a security system uses a controller to communicate with security-monitoring devices and has an integrated image-capture device with a circuit board structure with an angle-setting support article, a circuit board with a... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090179989 - Monitoring system for monitoring coverage of broadcast transmissions: A system for monitoring television signals broadcast by at least one transmission antenna in a broadcast area includes a monitoring control center and a plurality of remote monitoring units distributed in television signal receiving locations of the broadcast area remote from the transmission antenna. The remote monitoring units are configured... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090179990 - Stand-alone video camera: The present invention discloses a novel combination for low cost, stand alone video cameras with surveillance features. In the embodiments, the camera body can be manufactured utilizing inexpensive materials such as press molded plastic, the view finder can be a simple through-hole without a lens, simple indicator lights and buttons... Agent: Venture Pacific Law, PC
20090179991 - Dynamic print driver installation on cameras: A system for discovering, installing and using a printer device directly from a digital camera is provided. The system eliminates the use of a personal computer as an intermediary in printing images from a digital camera.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090179992 - Driving system and hand tremor compensating apparatus adopting the same: A driving system is provided. The driving system includes a fixed substrate, a coil unit which generates an electromagnetic force if an electric current applied, a magnet unit formed on the fixed substrate to face the coil unit, and a plurality of driving units which are interconnected with each other... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090179993 - System for detecting movement of a camera, camera comprising a system for detecting movement of a camera: A system for detecting movement of a camera having a variable optical element (2). The system comprises a beam splitter (7) for capturing a part of the light traversing the lens and for splitting into at least a pair of light beams (8, 10). For each of the light beams... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090179994 - Imaging apparatus and its control method: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of an object to acquire image data; a display unit configured to display the image captured by the imaging unit; a motion detection unit configured to detect information about motion of the object and the background in a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090179995 - Image shooting apparatus and blur correction method: An image shooting apparatus includes: an image-sensing portion adapted to acquire an image by shooting; a blur correction processing portion adapted to correct blur in a first image obtained by shooting based on the first image and a second image shot with an exposure time shorter than the exposure time... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20090179997 - Apparatuses for capturing and storing real-time images: An apparatus for capturing and storing real-time images is provided. A camera module records frames corresponding to sensed light, outputs pixel data of the frames on a data bus, and generates synchronization control signals to control the synchronized transmission of the frames. An interrupt controller receives the synchronization control signals... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090179999 - Image processing method and apparatus: An image processing apparatus is arranged to process a first relatively underexposed and sharp image of a scene, and a second relatively well exposed and blurred image, nominally of the same scene, the first and second images being derived from respective image sources. The apparatus provides a portion of the... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20090179998 - Modification of post-viewing parameters for digital images using image region or feature information: A method of modifying the viewing parameters of digital images using image feature detection for achieving desired parameters based on one or more sub-groups of pixels that correspond to one or more selected image features such as a face, body, pets, or a background region or a foreground region. Such... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20090179996 - Device for contactlessly controlling the surface profile of objects: The invention relates to the devices for contactlessly measuring surface profiles and can be used for person identification in security systems. The inventive device for contactlessly controlling surface profile comprises a pulse illumination unit which is provided with a transparency and forms a transparency image on an object surface, and... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090180001 - Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, method and program: An image processing apparatus includes a tone conversion section configured to execute luminance tone compression on an entered image by use of a predetermined conversion curve; a linear matrix processing block configured to execute correction based on matrix operation on an image entered via the tone conversion section; and a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090180000 - Image processing system and camera including the same: An image processing system is configured to include an imaging system which has a CCD to capture an image of a subject and outputs as pixel data an image signal of the subject output from the CCD, a conversion buffer memory which temporarily stores the pixel data according to each... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090180002 - White balance processing apparatus and processing method thereof: Disclosed herein is a white balance processing apparatus comprising white balance processing means for effecting white balance processing on an image to be taken, color histogram processing means for effecting histogram processing by color components in accordance with the image to be taken processed of white balance by the white... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090180003 - Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A digital photographing apparatus is provided that determines a file name of an image file according to a Design rule for Camera File (DCF) standard, and a method of controlling the same. According to the digital photographing apparatus and the method of controlling the same, a user defined file name... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090180004 - Information displaying apparatus: An information displaying apparatus includes: a memory control unit that stores information to a storage medium, and outputs the information from the storage medium; a display that displays the information output from the storage medium in a predetermined display form on a screen of the display; an image-capturing unit that... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090180005 - Recording medium for data file management, apparatus for data file management, handling apparatus for image data, and image capturing system: When a shutter release operation is performed at an electronic still camera, an MPU records image data output from an image capturing element into a CF card. The MPU also stores the image data in a transfer buffer memory of an interface circuit. The image data stored in the transfer... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090180006 - Device to transfer photo images into digital data: A kind of device to transfer photo images into digital data includes a body wherein photo taking mechanisms are set inside and insert-fit grooves and positioning mechanisms are set with internal lighting printed circuit boards at the other side. A reflecting shield is provided in the body. The integrated photo... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090180007 - Digital image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A digital image processing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The digital image processing apparatus maintains a quick-view mode when it takes longer for a user to confirm a capture image than the preset time provided by the quick view mode of the apparatus. The digital image processing... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090180008 - Automatic calibration for camera lens distortion correction: A method and apparatus for providing a distortion corrected video signal. A camera is directed toward a test pattern for producing a raw video signal. An image processor is operatively connected to the camera for receiving the raw video signal. The image processor is operable to capture at least one... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090180009 - System which alternates between displaying and capturing images: A combined video display and image capture system and method are disclosed. In one embodiment the system alternates between the capture period of the camera (306) and the image display (302) period to isolate the camera (306) from the display (302). Various methods are disclosed to achieve the alternation in... Agent: Cowsy J. Wadia
20090180010 - Low lag transfer gate device: A method of forming a CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) cell structure having at least one transfer gate device and method of operation. A first transfer gate device comprises a diodic or split transfer gate conductor structure having a first doped region of first conductivity type material and a second... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090180011 - Miniaturized imaging module construction technique: A method of constructing an image reader module and the image reader are described. The image reader module includes two or more circuit boards in a stacked configuration. Corresponding notches for receiving supports are formed along adjacent edges of the boards, which also have electrical contact points at the edges... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090180012 - Image sensing apparatus and method of controlling image sensing apparatus: An image sensing apparatus comprises: a pixel array including a first pixel group and a second pixel group; a first readout unit which reads out a first signal from the first pixel group in a readout period which remains constant regardless of the operation modes; a second readout unit which... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090180016 - Differential column readout scheme for cmos aps pixels: The present invention provides an improved column readout circuitry and method of operation which minimizes substrate and other common mode noise during a read out operation. The circuit improves the consistency of the pixel to pixel output of the pixel array and increases the dynamic range of the pixel output.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090180017 - Image sensors with pixel reset: Techniques for use with image sensors include transferring a signal level from an active sensor pixel to a readout circuit, performing a flushed reset of the pixel, and isolating the pixel from the readout circuit during resetting of the pixel.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090180013 - Solid image capture device and electronic device incorporating same: The solid image capture device 100 in accordance with the present invention is detachably fixed to a wiring board 1 and applies pressure to the side faces of a transparent lid section 3 in a direction normal to the faces, so as to nip and secure the transparent lid section... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090180014 - Solid-state imaging apparatus, imaging system, and drive method of solid-state imaging apparatus: The present invention is directed to provide a solid-state imaging apparatus and a method of driving the solid-state imaging apparatus. If the total read out time of all of the pixels is shortened when effective pixels are thinned out to be read out without thinning out OB pixels, then the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090180015 - Wide dynamic range pinned photodiode active pixel sensor (aps): An image apparatus and method is disclosed for extending the dynamic range of an image sensor. A first linear pixel circuit produces a first pixel output signal based on charge integration by a first photo-conversion device over a first integration period. A second linear pixel circuit produces a second pixel... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090180018 - Image sensor with charge multiplication: An image sensor includes an array of pixels arranged into two or more subarrays and each subarray captures charge; and an output charge-coupled device that receives charge from the array of pixels; wherein the output charge-coupled device is divided into substantially two equal first and second portions in which either... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez Patent Legal Staff
20090180019 - High magnification lens module and digital imaging apparatus: A high magnification lens module is coupled to a digital camera. The digital camera has an imaging lens. The high magnification lens module comprises an adapter ring, an optical magnifying unit connected to the adapter ring, and a focusing unit connected to the optical magnifying unit. The optical magnifying unit... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20090180020 - Method and apparatus for recording a sequence of images using a moving optical element: An imager (200) including a spatially varying optical element (204) which moves while the imager records a sequence of images. The optical element (204) can be an intensity reduction filter, a spectral or polarization filter, or a refractive or reflective element. Because the optical element (204) moves between frames, each... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090180021 - Method for adjusting position of image sensor, method and apparatus for manufacturing a camera module, and camera module: A lens unit and a sensor unit are held by a lens holding mechanism and a sensor shift mechanism. As the sensor unit is moved in a Z axis direction on a second slide stage, a chart image is captured with an image sensor through a taking lens so as... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090180022 - System and method for acquiring moving images: A system and a method for acquiring a moving image are provided. The system includes an image capturing unit capturing two images having different exposure times at a predetermined time slot, an image storing unit storing at least one of two images which were captured at a time slot previous... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090180023 - Apparatus for processing moving image ancillary information based on a script and method thereof: A method and apparatus for processing moving image ancillary information, based on a script, is provided. The method includes receiving a user command for inputting ancillary information, where the ancillary information includes a script for a moving image being played. The method further includes storing the ancillary information input by... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090180024 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The present invention discloses an image processing apparatus comprising a first input unit, a first scaler, a buffer unit, a first transparent unit, a second scaler and an image mixer. The invented image processing method comprises the steps of receiving first and second image data, scaling the size of image... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090180025 - Method and apparatus for overlaying graphics on video: Information received on a side channel from a TV content source is placed in a graphics plane of a TV and overlaid onto a video plane of the TV, which contains content from a main channel. The graphics plane content in each side channel may be keyed to content ratings... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20090180026 - Method and apparatus for video signal processing: Systems and methods of processing a video signal are provided. A potential block boundary can be detected between a first block and a second block of a frame of the video signal, wherein the frame, the first block, and the second block each include a plurality of pixels. An offset... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP Z2002
20090180027 - Digital video decoder architecture: A digital video decoder architecture is provided wherein chrominance values are determined first, then luminance values are determined, in part, based on the previously determined chrominance values. In this architecture, luminance separation occurs after and based on... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
20090180028 - Method and system for 3-d color adjustment based on color region definition using pwl modules: A video processing system may be operable to utilize one-dimensional (1-D) piecewise linear (PWL) functions to adjust chroma and/or luma parameters corresponding to pixels that are determined to fall within one or more N-dimensional color adjustment regions in spatial representation of pixels' chroma and luma information. The chroma and/or luma... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090180029 - System for adjusting color image quality and method thereof: A system for adjusting color image quality includes converting color video signal sources into component video signals including a luminance signal and chrominance signals. A signal axis rotation circuit performs coordination transformation on the chrominance signals in accordance with a hue calibration parameter; and a multiplier multiplies the coordinate-transformed chrominance... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090180030 - Method and system for sharpening the luma and the chroma signals: A video processing system may be operable to utilize multi-band sharpening to process luma signals for image signals. The luma signal may be decomposed into a plurality of frequency band components, wherein each component may be processed separately using different sharpening gains and/or offsets. The multi-band processed components may be... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090180031 - Gamma voltage driving circuit and related method: A Gamma voltage driving circuit includes a setting circuit, a Gamma voltage generator, and a plurality of voltage output modules. The setting circuit respectively outputs a plurality of Gamma voltage setting signals at different time slots. The Gamma voltage generator respectively transforms the plurality of Gamma voltage setting signals into... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090180032 - Method and system for hierarchical motion estimation with multi-layer sub-pixel accuracy and motion vector smoothing: Aspects of a method and system for hierarchical motion estimation with multi-layer sub-pixel accuracy and motion vector smoothing are presented. Aspects of the system may include hierarchical motion vector computation that enables motion vectors to be computed at each level in the hierarchy based on a distinct pixel resolution level.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090180033 - Frame rate up conversion method and apparatus: A frame rate up conversion method is disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving a first reference frame and a second reference frame, and determining a first part in a new video frame according to the first reference frame, the second reference frame, and a second part in the... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20090180034 - Area and power efficient architectures of time deinterleaver for isdb-t receivers: A method and apparatus for de-interleaving interleaved data in a deinterleaver memory in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) based Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting Terrestrial (ISDB-T) receiver. In different embodiments, the apparatus comprises of a OFDM symbol counter along with a divider or a buffer pointer RAM with circular pointer... Agent: Rahman LLC
20090180035 - Filter arrangement for a tuner in a broadband receiver: A receiver is provided for extracting a digitally encoded transport stream from a broadband signal containing a plurality of channels. The receiver includes an input for receiving the broadband signal and a tuner for selecting a selected channel from the broadband signal. The receiver also includes a filter arrangement having... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20090180036 - Method for operating tv tuner card: A TV tuner card operation method is described. A TV tuner module is provided to a computer, wherein the TV tuner module is electrically connected to the computer via a PCI-E interface. A remote controller is used to turn on an operation system of the computer via a wake pin... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090180037 - Television tuner: Disclosed is a television tuner for receiving television broadcast signals with an antenna, which is equipped with an auto-scan unit that causes a channel storing section, which stores a receiving channel at the time when the signal condition from a tuner section matches the predetermined signal condition, to automatically store... Agent: Yokoi & Company U.s.a., Inc.
20090180038 - Mirror control within time slot for slm: The present invention provides a spatial light modulator, comprising: a plurality of pixel elements; and a control circuit for supplying control signal data to each pixel element in a time slot to control the pixel element to operate in an ON state, wherein the time slot includes a first time... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090180040 - Image forming device: A field-sequential-type image forming device which includes: a light valve element which divides one field of a color image to sectors corresponding to primary colors different from each other and forms images corresponding to the primary colors during periods of the respective sectors; a light emission control unit which controls... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090180039 - Video display system: A video display system includes a plurality of primary color light sources; and a spatial light modulator (SLM) for modulating an illumination light emitted from at least one of the plurality of primary light sources. The video display system further includes a display controller for controlling a process to display... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090180042 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus including a display device, circuit boards on which circuits for driving the display device are formed, a chassis plate having a first surface to which the display device is mounted and a second surface to which the circuit boards are mounted, and a back cover fastened onto... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20090180041 - Movable front interface device for a television: A television with a movable front interface device, wherein the television has a cabinetry with a front end and a back end. In one embodiment, the device has an interface plate that is attachable to the front end of the cabinetry, a fixed seat, and a movable seat that is... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090174759 - Audio video communications device: An all-in-one embedded audio video communications device used for connecting through a packet-type network, such as the Internet, or a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). The device employs a plurality of features that accommodates the needs of the hard of hearing and speech and/or hearing impaired communities. Some of the... Agent: Larson And Larson
20090174760 - Integrated camera stand with wireless audio conversion and battery charging: The present invention provides a combined camera, camera stand, audio hub, and audio headset charger. The audio headset is wireless, with a wireless connection to the stand/hub. The stand/hub then connects over a bus to a personal computer. The camera can be both tilted and adjusted in height on the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090174761 - Device, method and computer program product for responding to media conference deficiencies: A method for responding to media conference deficiencies, the method includes: monitoring, by at least one receiver, a quality of media conference signals being received by at least one receiver during the media conference; sending, in response to the monitoring, to at least an end user transmitter that transmitted the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090174762 - Mobile communication apparatus: While executing a videophone communication between two mobile communication apparatuses, one of the two mobile communication apparatuses requests the other mobile communication apparatus to change a transmission destination of video or audio data to a further communication apparatus. Responding to the request, the other mobile communication apparatus switches the transmission... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090174763 - Video conference using an external video stream: A portable communication device may determine whether a video camera is in a vicinity of the portable communication device. If so, video taken by the video camera may be used in a video conference conducted from the portable communication device.... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090174764 - System and method for displaying a multipoint videoconference: A method for displaying a multipoint videoconference includes receiving a plurality of video signals generated at a plurality of remote conference sites. The method includes assigning a plurality of video signals generated at a first remote conference site to a first monitor of a plurality of monitors at a local... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090174765 - Camera device, liquid lens, and image pickup method: A camera device is provided which has a compound eye structure only by a liquid lens unit and a control unit without requiring a plurality of lenses to be mounted in advance and is capable of taking a three-dimensional stereoscopic video image. In addition, a compact and lightweight three-dimensional stereoscopic... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090174766 - Finger vein authentication unit and information processing unit: In a finger vein authentication unit and an information processing unit using the same, in order to realize a small size and high accuracy such that the finger vein authentication unit is applied to a small-sized information processing unit such as a mobile telephone, the finger vein authentication unit includes... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090174767 - Photographic device and method of photographic inspected portion of subject: A digital camera 28 that is capable of color photography and that has an automatic exposure-adjustment function and an automatic focusing function is mounted in such a way that it can be swiveled by means of a tilt device 29 to a prescribed position in relation to a photographed object... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090174768 - Construction imaging and archiving method, system and program: The system, method and program are adapted for collecting images of job-site conditions, and plans and specifications. The images are annotated with attributes that relate to the location, time and trades involved and other aspects of the images. Job site images are collected with a camera connected to a portable... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP
20090174770 - Network camera, network camera system and monitoring method: To provide a network camera and a network camera system in which an image can be securely distributed to a designated distribution recipient. A network camera system 100 connected to a communication network 130 and having a network camera 110 and a plurality of PCs 120, the network camera 110... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090174772 - Security and surveillance system: A surveillance and security system includes a plurality of detectors and cameras each associated with a zone of interest. Upon detection or sensing of an event within the zone, an event detection signal is generated and transmitted to a security system controller. The controller generates and transmits a notification message... Agent: Docket Clerk
20090174769 - Surveillance means: The present invention provides a unique surveillance means that comprises a rail through which electricity is being transferred as well as data. A movable-platform is adapted to move along the rail in relatively high speed. At least one supporting wheel and driving wheel are adapted to support and drive the... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20090174773 - Camera diagnostics: Per one example embodiment, apparatus may be provided. The apparatus may include memory and representations of camera diagnostics code and of other code including machine vision code. An image acquirer assembly may be provided, which is configured to take source images. Source images are provided for a camera diagnostics system... Agent: Cognex Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090174775 - Monitoring system: A camera for taking a state behind a vehicle is installed in a position laterally shifted from the rear center of the vehicle. An image processing unit generates a rear image from a camera image by shifting merely a rectangular area of the camera image so that a vertical center... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20090174776 - Rearview assembly with display: A rearview assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror element having a partially reflective, partially transmissive coating, and a video display positioned behind the mirror element such that a display image is viewable through the partially reflective, partially transmissive coating. The video display may have an output intensity such that... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090174774 - Video system for viewing vehicle back seat: The video system for viewing a vehicle back seat is a video surveillance system used for viewing a vehicle back seat. A remote camera is encased within a transmitting unit, which is preferably padded on its exterior, and further includes a multimedia display and at least one universal serial bus... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20090174778 - Multilane vehicle information capture system: A system and method for accurate express tolling of highway vehicles. A multilane tolling system comprises a tolling (MVIC) unit that collects information from tolling subsystems arranged to take various vehicle measurements. Preferably, an intelligent vehicle identification subsystem sends vehicle information to the MVIC unit many times per second. Preferably,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090174777 - Vehicle speed monitoring system: A vehicle speed monitoring system comprises a plurality of cameras (10, 40) for capturing images of vehicle registration marks of passing vehicles. An electronic processing means produces electronic records for each vehicle recognition mark with an associated time of image capture. When a match is found between a vehicle registration... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20090174779 - Wireless even authentication system: A wireless data acquisition and recording (DAR) system includes acquisition circuitry including a video camera and/or a microphone carried by an operator for capturing video and audio events viewed and/or heard by the operator. A wireless transmitter wirelessly transmits digital signals containing the video events captured by the video camera... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20090174780 - Method and system for synchronizing colorimetric rendering of a juxtaposition of display surfaces: A method for making uniform the colorimetric rendering of a display surface including several adjacent display screens (10a, 10b), comprising for each pair of adjacent screens (10a, 10b) steps of: periodically sampling (21) by a calculation device (5) image data in two corresponding screen (10a, 10b) areas (13a, 13b) in... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090174781 - Electronic equipment and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus of the present invention can be operated in any operation mode selected from a plurality of operation modes including a particular operation mode and other operation modes. The image pickup apparatus includes a display unit that displays information for controlling the apparatus, and a control unit... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20090174783 - Imaging apparatus and portable device and portable telephone using same: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging part that images a subject to generate image data, an image storage part that temporarily stores original image data that was imaged by the imaging part, an image data size reducing part that forms image data for display by reducing the size of image... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090174782 - Method and apparatus for improving photo image quality: A method and apparatus for receiving motion data and determining acceleration vectors based on biomechanical data and the received motion data. The method further comprises creating an improved image based on the acceleration vectors.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090174784 - Camera having digital gray filtering and method of providing same: A camera includes an image sensor made up of an array of image sensing elements arranged in rows and columns. In addition, the camera includes a lens for imaging a field of view onto the image sensor, and timing circuitry that controls an integration period of each of the image... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090174787 - Digital life recorder implementing enhanced facial recognition subsystem for acquiring face glossary data: Identifying individual facial images that are broadcast to enable optimized indexing and storage of facial information. Frames of data including faces are continually captured from a stream of incoming data. The facial frame data is extracted and processed into individual facial images. The individual facial images may be compared to... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090174788 - Image processing apparatus, control method, and computer-readable storage medium: An image processing apparatus that enables to make a periodic noise in a captured image less noticeable without making the whole construction thereof complicated. An image pick up unit accumulates electric charges corresponding to an optical image of a target object and transfers the accumulated electric charges, and also reads... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090174789 - Imaging apparatus and method of controlling imaging: In an imaging apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention, three images are picked up by a CCD having a color filter, and thirteen images are picked up by a CMOS having no color filter. Three of thirteen images are picked up at the same timing as by... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090174785 - Imaging device driver and photography instrument employing it: An image pickup device driving apparatus including an image pickup device holding portion for holding an image pickup device with an image pickup surface directed to a predetermined direction and capable of moving in an optical axis direction; a movable portion provided facing the image pickup device holding portion and... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090174786 - Method and apparatus for managing camera settings: A method for managing camera settings in an electronic device is provided. One or more parameters associated with an electronic device are determined. A camera of the electronic device is configured, based on the one or more parameters. An image based on the profile is captured. Quality of the image... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20090174790 - Digital photographing apparatus and method for controlling the same: A digital photographing apparatus which, when operating in a manual mode for externally manipulating and setting photographing variables, determines when a photo is to be taken, and if photographing conditions are changed from those which occurred when photographing variables were set, notifies a user of the change so that a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090174791 - Image processor, image processing method and recording medium: A correction signal capturing section of a skin color correction processing section of an image processor captures WB-corrected R1G1B1 signal values, a WB inverse correction section performs inverse correction, a YCbCr conversion section converts obtained R2G2B2 signal values into Y1Cb1Cr1 signal values. A skin color pixel region detection section detects... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090174792 - Solid-state imaging device for enlargement of dynamic range: An inter-line CCD (IT-CCD) capable of reading signals in two read modes, a field read mode and a frame read mode, is used to control, by a system control means, a CCD exposure and a signal read mode, a short-time exposure signal (Short signal) acquires an image by a field... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090174793 - Image processor, image acquisition apparatus, storage medium of image processing program and image processing method: An image processor includes an inter-superimposed-image deformation acquisition unit configured to acquire deformation information between superimposed images included in a multiple image in which images of a subject are superimposed, an image deformation unit configured to generate at least two deformed images by performing deformation processing with respect to the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090174794 - Image recording apparatus, dynamic image processing apparatus, dynamic image reproduction apparatus, dynamic image recording apparatus, information recording/reproduction apparatus and methods employed therein, recording medium with computer program store: The image recording apparatus according to the present invention is provided with a conversion device that converts an optical image of a subject to an electrical signal, a recording circuit that records the electrical signal achieved through the conversion device in a storage device as image data and a display... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090174795 - Image processing apparatus: There is provided an image processing apparatus capable of properly setting a photographing condition in consideration of time allowable for each processing; the image processing apparatus capable of properly setting the photographing condition while referring to an actually generated composite image; the image processing apparatus capable of properly setting the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090174796 - Method of processing data from a ccd and ccd imaging apparatus: A method of processing data from a CCD 1 having a line of light sensitive CCD elements is provided. The method comprises the steps of receiving measured illumination data readout from the CCD corresponding to measurements of charge associated with each element of the line of light sensitive CCD elements... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090174797 - Method and apparatus for spatial processing of a digital image: A method and apparatus for image processing which performs pixel defect correction and color demosaicing on pixel image data while held in a line buffer.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090174798 - Exif object coordinates: An image acquisition device may include a sensing unit to register optical information and convert it into raw image data including intensity information associated with the optical information; and a processing unit to convert the raw image data into digital image information, where the processing unit is configured to identify... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090174799 - Method of driving an image sensor: For driving an image sensor having a pixel with a transfer gate formed between a photo-detector and a floating diffusion region, a noise-reducing voltage is applied on the transfer gate during a first period of an integration mode. A blooming current voltage is applied on the transfer gate during a... Agent: Law Office Of Monica H Choi
20090174800 - Shift register, and solid state image sensor and camera using shift register: The present invention provides a solid state image sensor and a camera using such a solid state image sensor, in which all of stage registers of the shift register can be reset efficiently without increasing the number of pads and/or sensor pins. The solid state image sensor comprises a plurality... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090174802 - Image sensor and method for reading out pixels of the image sensor: Image sensor, which comprises a plurality of pixels arranged as a pixel array with rows and columns and at least one read-out arrangement for reading out the pixels row by row. The columns are grouped into blocks with a certain number N of columns. Each read-out arrangement comprises N column... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing
20090174801 - Method and apparatus for identification and correction of aberrant pixels in an image sensor: An apparatus and method for identifying aberrant pixels in an image sensor. The apparatus includes a light sensitive element configured to detect a first signal value representing a first level of an incident light and a light sensitive region separate from the light sensitive element configured to detect a second... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090174803 - Portable information terminal equipped with camera: The information terminal body may be designed to foldably pivot a pair of flat cases each having a display unit through a hinge which is equipped with a photographing optical system for the camera function unit of which optical axis of lens is perpendicular to an axial center of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090174804 - Image pickup apparatus and semiconductor circuit element: The present invention includes: a plurality of lens portions, each having at least one lens; a plurality of image pickup regions which are provided to correspond to the lens portions, respectively, and each of which has a light receiving surface substantially perpendicular to a direction of an optical axis of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090174805 - Digital camera focusing using stored object recognition: A technique for focusing a digital camera is described that includes pre-storing 200 at least one specific image object, such as a known face or landmark, activating 202 the camera to obtain an image, analyzing 204 objects in the image, comparing 206 the objects in the image against the at... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090174806 - Focus detection device, focus detection method and imaging apparatus: A focus detection device includes an imaging element, a storage controller, and a focus detector. The imaging element is provided on a light path of a light flux incident via an optical system and has a plurality of pixels of charge storage type two-dimensionally arranged. The storage controller controls to... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090174807 - Focus detection device, focus detection method, and image pickup apparatus: A focus detection device includes a light receiving element, an image shift detection unit, a movement detection unit, and a focus detection unit. The light receiving element receives a pair of light fluxes passing through different regions of a pupil of an optical system. The image shift detection unit detects... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090174808 - Exposure control apparatus and exposure control program for vehicle-mounted electronic camera: In an exposure control apparatus for a vehicle-installed camera which captures images of an external scene ahead of the vehicle as arrays of picture elements, a measured brightness value is obtained from each image based on respective spatial-domain average brightness values of a plurality of picture element groups, such as... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090174809 - Exposure control apparatus and exposure control program for vehicle-mounted electronic camera: In an exposure control apparatus for exposure control of a vehicle-mounted camera which captures successive images of a scene ahead of the vehicle, two different regions (sets of picture elements) in each image are selected for use in measuring the brightness of an object such as a preceding vehicle and... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090174810 - Video display system: A video display system includes: an image processing unit receives continuously an input video signal including an input frame signal for generating an output video signal comprising an output frame signal having a higher frame rate than the input frame signal; and a spatial light modulator (SLM) applies the output... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090174811 - Method and apparatus of bayer pattern direct video compression: Applying a mechanism of image signal processing and color-space-conversion to convert the captured Green components to be Y, luminance components for only those pixels having raw Green data without interpolation, and to convert the Blue components to be U, chrominance components for only those pixels having raw Blue data, and... Agent: Chih-ta Star Sung
20090174812 - Motion-compressed temporal interpolation: The motion-compensated temporal interpolation using an optical flow defined in an interpolation frame from a subsequent frame, and interpolating from either the prior or the subsequent frame depending upon the divergence of the optical flow.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090174813 - Wide-band multi-format audio/video production system with frame-rate conversion: A multi-format digital video production system enables a user to process an input video program to produce an output version of the program in a final format which may have a different frame rate, pixel dimensions, or both. An internal production format of 24 fps is preferably chosen to provide... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090174814 - Image processing circuit and method thereof: An image processing circuit generating a frame according to a plurality of fields including at least first, second and third fields, comprises a memory unit and a de-interlacing unit. The memory unit stores the first and second fields. The de-interlacing unit receives the third field, and reads the first and... Agent: Wpat, PC
20090174815 - Method for synchronizing content-dependent data segments of files: In one embodiment of the present invention, the synchronisation of data segments is particularly necessary for the use of small screens. A method and a device are disclosed for synchronising content-dependent first data segments of a first data file and content-dependent second data segments of a second data file, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090174816 - Method and system for detection of video connections: Aspects of a method and system for detection of video connections are provided. In this regard, a pulse of current may be applied to a video interface and a voltage differential resulting from the applied current pulse may be measured to determine whether the video interface is connected to a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090174817 - Display device, program information display method in display device, receiving device, and signal transmission method in receiving device: There is provided a display device including a signal receiving unit for receiving a video signal from an external device via a transmission path through a plurality of channels using a differential signal, an information receiving unit for receiving program information from the external device using a bidirectional communication path... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090174818 - Video output device and osd forced display method of video output device: A video output device includes an OSD generation means for generating OSD (On Screen Display) for controlling the device itself, a detection means for detecting a connected state in which the device is connected to a prescribed external display device in a state realizing a mutual device control function which... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090174819 - Motion vector detection device and motion vector detecting method: It is an object to reduce an amount of calculation for motion vector detection and to prevent degradation in image quality. A motion vector detection device (1) includes a first motion vector extraction circuit (142) to extract a predetermined reduced number of first motion vectors from multiple first motion vectors... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20090174820 - Multichannel quadrature modulation: A method is disclosed for modulating both quadrature components of each of a plurality of RF signals with waveforms comprising time varying vectors uniquely associated with each of the RF signals, the RF signals each occupying a bandwidth of a television channel and together comprising a multichannel signal spanning a... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20090174821 - Device linkage apparatus and device linkage method: An STB (104), which reduces operating load of a user and causes a television (101) and an amplifier (102) to be appropriately linked, includes: a receiving unit (204) which receives a broadcast signal including an application program written in Java (registered trademark); a Java VM (403) which executes the application... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090174822 - Multichannel digital cable tuner: A method and apparatus is presented for simultaneous reception of a plurality of digital RF channels. Specifically, N amplifier-filter circuits are configured to receive and separate a multichannel analog RF input signal into N analog signals, each including a different frequency band. N analog-to-digital converters are provided, each respectively coupled... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC
20090174823 - Equalizer interface for electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus such as an audio apparatus, television signal receiver, or other apparatus provides an equalizer interface that enables equalizer settings to be adjusted via acoustic user feedback. According to an exemplary embodiment, the electronic apparatus includes a sound generator for generating a first tone for a first frequency... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC
20090174824 - Color sequence control for video display apparatus: A video display apparatus is provided, comprising: a light source(s) controllable for emitting a plurality of reference colors; a color conversion circuit received an input video signal for generating the color data of at least one correction color for correcting a reference color emitted from a light source; an image... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090174825 - Organic light emitting diode display: An OLED display includes a display panel having a display area and a pad area, a first bezel receiving the display panel, and a second bezel combined with the first bezel along a display panel side where the pad area is formed.... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20090174826 - System and method for modular display: A modular display system and method assembles an external interface module with a display module to support built-to-order display configurations. The display module has display panel, timing controller and speaker components assembled in a display module housing that accepts a single LVDS and a single audio interface. The external interface... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090167838 - Method and apparatus for cleaning a telemedicine station: Apparatus and method for cleaning a telemedicine booth include identifying a custodian in the booth, providing visual and/or audio prompting or instructions on cleaning the booth, receiving input from the custodian regarding the status of the cleaning performed on the booth, and transmitting information regarding the cleaning of the booth... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090167842 - Apparatuses, systems and methods for enhancing telemedicine: A telesuite is provided which includes a camera rotatable about at least one axis, the camera being rotatably mounted to a fixed structure. A plurality of predetermined viewing positions are also provide, each of which includes a predetermined coordinate upon which the camera is focused. A camera controller is configured... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090167839 - Methods and apparatus for providing communication between multiple television viewers: Various embodiments of apparatus and/or methods are described for providing communication between multiple television viewers. A television receiver receives broadcast television content and outputs the broadcast television content for presentation on a presentation device. A link is established between the local television receiver and a remote television receiver. The local... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department
20090167841 - System and method for multi-participant video conference without multipoint conferencing unit: The method for multi-participant video conference without a multipoint conferencing unit includes the following steps: generating a multicast forest; adjusting the video resolution to lower the streaming rate; and limiting the audio multicast numbers of the members. The multicast forest includes a plurality of multicast trees and the ways of... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090167840 - Video instant messaging system and method thereof: A video instant messaging method includes: picking up information in front of a display panel from different directions to capture a number of facial images; extracting a number of groups of characteristic vectors from the facial images respectively; measuring a number of degrees of similarity each associated with a extracted... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090167843 - Two pass approach to three dimensional reconstruction: A method includes scanning a static background for background three dimensional information, scanning a dynamic foreground for foreground three dimensional information and combining the background and foreground three dimensional information to obtain a three dimensional model.... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC
20090167844 - Mobile peripheral monitor: A standard camera (12) picks up a standard image Ib, and a reference camera (14) picks up a reference image Ir. A flat area IIf is extracted from the standard image Ib and the reference image Ir. An edge image is created by extracting the edges and feature points from... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090167845 - Method and system for three-dimensional displays: In one embodiment, a method of rendering stereoscopic images includes providing eyewear having a pair of lenses. Each lens is transitioned between an optically-shuttered state and an optically-transmissive state. The transitioning is in response to a voltage waveform applied substantially simultaneously to at least a portion of each lens. Each... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090167846 - Image display device and terminal device: To provide an image display device of an excellent display quality with which the brightness is not deteriorated in reflective displays, and to provide a portable terminal using the same. Provided is a display device which includes: a plurality of arranged display elements each including at least a pixel for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090167847 - Measuring endoscope apparatus and program: A measuring endoscope apparatus includes: an endoscope that performs photoelectric conversion of a subject image to generate an imaging signal; an imaging signal processing unit that processes the imaging signal to generate image data; a measurement unit that executes measurement based on a principle of triangulation using the image data;... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090167848 - System and method to improve mouth disease diagnosis: Embodiments of the present invention address the deficiencies of the art in respect to oral cavity medical assessment and provide a method, system and apparatus for mouth disease diagnosis and treatment. In an embodiment of the invention, an apparatus for scanning an oral cavity can include a mouth guard spreader... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090167849 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: a first video signal generating portion that generates a first video signal displayed on a display device as an endoscope image from an image pickup signal picked up by an image pickup device; and a second video signal generating portion that performs an image processing of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090167850 - Method for identifying guignardia citricarpa: The present invention refers to a computer vision system for identifying the fungus Guignardia citricarpa, the causing agent of the citrus black spot. The invention refers to a method for identifying Guignardia citricarpa using a computer vision system comprising the steps of a) image acquisition from a collection disk using... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090167851 - Imager assembly for remote inspection device: An imager assembly for a remote inspection device includes an imager body. A circuit board retainer is slidably received through an end of the imager body. The circuit board retainer has deflectable legs separated by a slot. A circuit board assembly has an imager device connected to a first circuit... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090167853 - Apparatus for converting film images into digital data: A film conversion device that includes a body, a frame, a bottom brace and a bottom cover wherein the frame body is assembled to the upper portion of the bottom brace and then housed within the combination of the body and the bottom cover. A camera lens and image sensor... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090167854 - Apparatus for converting film images into digital data: A film conversion device that includes a body, a frame, a bottom brace and a bottom cover wherein the frame body is assembled to the upper portion of the bottom brace and then housed within the combination of the body and the bottom cover. A camera lens and image sensor... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090167852 - Device to transfer film image into digital data: A kind of device to transfer film image into digital data includes a body, a frame, a bottom brace and a bottom cover wherein the frame body is assembled to the upper portion of the bottom brace and the while the body is housed in the body then the bottom... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090167855 - Electronic system informing a first electronic device of user remote control activity involving a second electronic device: An electronic system is presented which includes a remote control device and a first electronic device. In one embodiment, the remote control device is configured to accept a user input signifying a command for a second electronic device, as well as generate the command for the second electronic device, and... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20090167856 - Reverse sensing system displaying overhead vehicle image: A reverse sensing system displaying an overhead vehicle image includes a plurality of fisheye lenses, a trip computer, and a screen. The fisheye lenses are disposed on all sides of the vehicle to shoot the surrounding scene images of the vehicle. The trip computer reads the scene images, and executes... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090167863 - Blackbody radiation referenced image capture of a moving object having transient light interference: A stroboscopic system for the purpose of capturing an image of a rapidly moving scene under low-light conditions but having widely varying interfering ambent light sources present, which sources vary with each video frame captured. The system includes a referencing method which removes the effects of the ambient light that... Agent: William Ralph Jones Jr.
20090167857 - Individual detector and a tailgate detection device: An individual detector comprises a range image sensor and an object detection stage. The range image sensor is disposed to face a detection area and generates a range image. When one or more physical objects exist in said area, each image element of the range image includes each distance value... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090167858 - Method and system for operating a camera assembly: A method and a system for video camera assembly are provided. The video camera assembly includes at least one of a pan mechanism rotatable about a pan axis and a tilt mechanism rotatable about a tilt axis. The pan mechanism includes a pan motor and a pan position encoder. The... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090167861 - Observation system: An operator-controllable observation system including an observation assembly including a housing having a generally ellipsoidal configuration with a flat base surface, an imaging subassembly including at least one lens coupled to at least one imaging sensor, control and processing circuitry operative to process outputs of the imaging subassembly and an... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090167862 - Security monitoring with programmable mapping: An integrated security arrangement is implemented in a variety of embodiments. In one such embodiment an integrated security arrangement includes a plurality of intrusion sensors that sense an intrusion in a target area, a motion sensor, and an image-capture device that is responsive to the motion sensor. When the image-capture... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090167860 - Simultaneous recording of a live event and third party information: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to live event recording and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for recording a live event. In this regard, in one embodiment of the invention, a live event recording method can be provided.... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090167859 - System and method for collecting media associated with a mobile device: A mobile device (104) interacts with a media collection system (102). The media collection system has a communication nodes (106) placed at various locations in a region, area, or facility where the mobile device may be carried by a user. The mobile device interacts (306) with the media collection system... Agent: Motorola, Inc
20090167864 - Vehicle and lane mark detection device: A vehicle includes: an image acquisition means (4) which acquires a road image via an imaging means (3); an edge extraction means (5) which extracts edge points from the acquired image; a line search means (6) which searches the extracted edge points for line components; an evaluation value calculation means... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090167865 - Photographic object recognition correction: This invention describes a set of simple yet novel methods for capturing photographs of moving objects that are constrained to lie within a relatively flat object region that is not necessarily perpendicular to the axis of the camera lens. Using these methods, one can select a focal plane and an... Agent: William Ralph Jones Jr.
20090167866 - Methods and systems for image processing in a multiview video system: A system for image processing in a multiview video environment including a first camera and a second camera is disclosed. The system comprises a region of interest (ROI) module configured to receive first video signals from the first camera and detect at least one ROI in a first image related... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090167867 - Camera control system capable of positioning and tracking object in space and method thereof: A space position device capable of generating position signals according to its position in space is used in the camera control system for tracking an object. The space position device generates and transmits its position signals to a control unit every predetermined time interval. The control unit then generates control... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090167868 - Camera handling system: A test handler is controlled by a tester to transport, select, focus and test miniature digital camera modules. The modules are loaded onto a transport tray and moved on a conveyer to a robot. The robot selects the untested modules from the tray an alternately places the modules into two... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC
20090167869 - Camera handling system: A test handler is controlled by a tester to transport, select, focus and test miniature digital camera modules. The modules are loaded onto a transport tray and moved on a conveyer to a robot. The robot selects the untested modules from the tray an alternately places the modules into two... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC
20090167872 - Adjustment for output image of image data: An image processing method of processing an image data uses an image file. The image file includes the image data and image processing control information being used for processing the image data. The method includes the steps of: (a) determining a degree of auto adjustment for adjusting lightness and contrast... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090167871 - Information recording and reproducing device and copying method for backing up information: An information recording and reproducing device for recording or reproducing one or more stream data blocks is arranged to have a setting unit for setting an operation mode about whether or not and how a backup data copy of one or more stream data blocks is created onto an external... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090167870 - Method for creating custom digital images utilizing background replacement technology over a network: A system and method for allowing a consumer to create a custom digital image with consumer selected backgrounds and foregrounds. Digital images are taken by a photographer and uploaded to a server. A consumer can log in to the server through a web browser and view the digital images. The... Agent: Eric Hanscom
20090167874 - Audio visual tracking with established environmental regions: A method, apparatus, and electronic device for audio-video conferencing are disclosed. A memory may store an initial historical configuration parameter representation of an initial historical configuration parameter for a set of historical video data. A processor may determine a primary initial configuration parameter based on the initial historical configuration parameter... Agent: Prass LLP
20090167873 - Image data transfer apparatus: An image data transfer apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires predetermined information for at least one image file, from a storage medium storing a image file which can store plural pieces of image data, an ID adding unit that adds identification information to at least a part of all... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090167876 - Imaging device: In a command setting mode where a composite image of a menu image with a source image as a background is displayed on a monitor 114, a menu switch 112M functions to set a selected command icon. An up switch 112U and other circumferential switches surrounding the menu switch 112M... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090167875 - System and method for image capturing with an audible countdown: A method for image capturing with an audible countdown includes: providing a handheld device (1), which comprises an image capture button (12), a speaker (13), a camera (14) and a memory (15) that stores multiple audible countdown signals; pressing the image capture button; selecting an audible countdown signal from the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090167879 - Hand movement correction apparatus, medium storing hand movement correction program, image pickup apparatus, and medium storing image pickup program: The hand movement correction apparatus 10 which is capable of correcting hand movement includes: a position variation signal acquisition sections 13 and 17 that acquire a position variation signal; a gain controller 12 that controls the gain of the position variation signal; an exposure determination section 14 that determines whether... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090167877 - Imaging device and storage medium: A digital camera comprises a CCD, a flash memory for storing images captured by the CCD, setting unit configured to set a recording condition, an auto shutter condition table for storing auto recording conditions for each of the auto shutter mode which are set by detecting an input from a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090167878 - Image pickup apparatus, interchangeable lens unit, camera body, and ultrasonic motor driving apparatus: An image pickup apparatus of the present invention is an image pickup apparatus including an ultrasonic motor 35 that moves a focus lens 24, and further including a correction control part 100 that operates the ultrasonic motor 35 under a predetermined condition. The correction control part 100 is capable of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20090167880 - Method for obtaining sharp pictures: A method of obtaining sharp pictures by calibrating blurred picture generated due to vibration while a photograph is taken is disclosed. First, a first picture is captured. The flash is judged to see if it is switched on. If the first picture is captured when the flash is switched off,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090167881 - Camera system and method for operating a camera system: A system and method for controlling a camera assembly may include monitoring an image field for blinks by one or more subjects in the image field. The monitoring may be carried out by generating a video signal of the image field, the video signal having a sequence of frames; subtracting... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090167883 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera including an imaging device photoelectrically converting a formed image of a subject to generate an image signal, a manipulation section accepting an input instructing a release, a face detecting section detecting a face area in a shooting image plane based on the image signal during a standby... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090167882 - Electronic device and operation method thereof: An operation method for operating an electronic device having an image capture unit is disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. An input image of an object having first and second sub images is first acquired from the image capture unit. Next, the acquired first and second sub images are... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20090167890 - Image capture device that records image accordant with predetermined condition and storage medium that stores program: An image capture device sets a central vicinity of a frame of a predetermined area as a focus region upon detecting a half-press operation of a shutter button in a through-the-lens image displaying, designates a central vicinity pixel region of the region as a pixel region to be tracked, and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090167889 - Image capturing device: A control unit monitors a state of captured image sequentially outputted by an image capturing unit. The control unit carries out a first determination that determines whether or not the state of a captured image satisfies a prescribed condition. When the result is that the prescribed condition is satisfied, the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090167886 - Image converter and image converting method: On conversion of a distorted circular image photographed by use of a fisheye lens to a planar regular image, parameter setting is performed by a user's intuitive manipulation to relieve the operation load. A dome-shaped virtual sphere H is defined on a distorted circular image S on the XY plane,... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090167885 - Image processor, image acquisition apparatus, and storage medium of image processing program: An image processor includes a frequency transformation unit configured to perform frequency transformation processing with respect to a multiple image, and an inter-superimposed-image displacement acquisition unit that calculates a displacement amount between images forming superimposed images included in the multiple image by using a frequency-transformed image subjected to the frequency... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090167887 - Imaging device: In an imaging device, a modulated light source 119 located below a menu switch 112M is under control of a switch display light modulator 230 to change the color of light emission. A displayed image on a monitor 114 or an external display device is selectable among a camera image... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090167888 - Methods of processing imaging signal and signal processing devices performing the same: Methods of processing an image signal and signal processing devices can lessen a work load of a processor for processing a photographed image signal, can process photographed image signal, and can display the image signal in real time. The method includes performing first image processing on a first image frame... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090167884 - Self-similar capture systems: An image capture system providing self-similar image elements. The self-similar nature of the image elements makes the information taken from an image of an object be invariant with both the magnification and rotation of the object. This can significantly reduce the processing required for object alignment and magnification adjustment during... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of David Millers
20090167891 - Image capturing apparatus: In an image capturing apparatus, a hue shift is prevented. A digital camera has a gray level correction function. Image data obtained with a CCD 10 is divided into a plurality of blocks and further has brightness data and color difference data converted in a brightness/color difference conversion section 20.... Agent: Pamela Crocker Patent Legal Staff
20090167892 - White balance control device and white balance control method: A first white balance correction value is computed by detecting white pixels from an image. A determination is made as to whether or not a corrected image signal in the face region falls into a second color signal region surrounding a first color signal region that represents a skin color... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090167893 - Rgbw sensor array: A color filter enhancement method for a portable digital image acquisition device includes digitally exposing color pixels of a color sensor array for a first digital exposure duration and digitally exposing white pixels of a color sensor array for a second digital exposure time shorter than the first digital exposure... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20090167894 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a change unit configured to change a driving state of an image sensor for capturing an image signal in response to an operation for changing the driving state of the image sensor, and a flicker correction unit configured to correct an image signal based on... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090167895 - Image data recording device, image processing device, and camera: The camera creates an image file in which are stored parameters for image processing and image data in relation to each other, the image data recording device stores the image file, and the image processing device performs processing on RAW image data based on the parameters stored in the image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090167896 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes optical and electronic zooming units, and a controller configured to control an operation of the electronic zooming unit. When the first aspect ratio is selected, the controller operates the electronic zooming unit along with an operation of the optical zooming unit between a first zoom... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090167897 - Image pickup apparatus and control method thereof: An image pickup apparatus that includes an optical zooming unit, an electronic zooming unit, and a controller, wherein when the optical zooming unit moves from a first zoom region to a second zoom region that is closer to a wide-angle end than the first zoom region, the controller discretely moves... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090167898 - Image pickup apparatus and control method thereof: An image pickup apparatus that has an optical zooming unit and an electronic zooming unit includes a temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of the image pickup apparatus, and a controller configured to move the electronic zooming unit along with an operation of the optical zooming unit, and to... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090167899 - Imaging apparatus and control method therefor: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to perform photoelectric conversion of an optical image, an optical zoom unit configured to perform optical magnification variation in response to a zooming operation, an electronic zoom unit configured to perform electronic magnification variation on a signal output from the imaging unit,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090167900 - Image processing method for adjusting a scale of a face: An image processing method for adjusting a scale of a face is implemented by a microprocessor of a digital camera. The microprocessor performs a face detection to find the position of a face in the image, and sets a zoom block according to an entire column/row of the position of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090167902 - Image noise reduction method based on optimal primary-color signal: An image noise reduction method based on an optimal primary-color signal is suitable for a digital camera to reduce noises in a digital image. The image noise reduction method mainly includes the following steps, taking out primary-color signals of a digital image, including taking out high-frequency and low-frequency signals of... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20090167904 - Image processing circuit, imaging apparatus, method and program: An image processing circuit includes a plurality of memories for storing line pixels of a frame constituting an image, a specific pixel detecting unit for obtaining a luminance difference value, detecting a first minimum pixel (1), detecting a second minimum pixel (1), and detecting a second minimum pixel (2) and... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090167901 - Image-acquisition apparatus: The object is to provide a uniform impression of noise for an entire image signal by performing grayscale conversion and noise reduction in a balanced manner. The signal processing unit performs first signal conversion on an image signal from an image-acquisition device and transfers the processed image signal to a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090167905 - Imaging apparatus: e
20090167903 - Imaging device: An imaging device is provided in which pixels are added along a horizontal direction or a vertical direction to improve sensitivity of an imaging element. An R pixel signal, a G pixel signal, and a B pixel signal in which pixels are added, for example, along the vertical direction are... Agent: Pamela Crocker Patent Legal Staff
20090167906 - False color suppression method for digital image: A false color suppression method for a digital image is described. The method is performed in a digital camera, for suppressing the false color of the digital image shot by the digital camera. The method includes separating a luminance part and a chrominance part of a digital image; extracting the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090167907 - Image processing device, correction information generation method, and image-capturing device: An image processing device that corrects and interpolates pixel values of defective pixels present upon an image sensor, includes: a position information storage memory that stores a position of a defective pixel of a first type whose pixel value can be utilized after correction, and a position of a defective... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090167908 - Image pickup apparatus, image display apparatus, and image display system: An image display system has a capsule endoscope for capturing an in-vivo image of a subject, a receiving device for receiving the in-vivo image from the capsule endoscope, and an image display apparatus for displaying a group of in-vivo images of the subject. The capsule endoscope has an imaging unit... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090167909 - Image generation apparatus and image generation method: Provided is an image generation apparatus that generates a new video sequence from video sequences including image regions for which corresponding point detection and motion estimation cannot be performed correctly. The image generation apparatus includes: an exposure control unit (105) which controls an image capturing apparatus (10) to temporally change... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090167910 - Photosensitive microelectronic device with avalanche multipliers: Microelectronic image sensor array device comprising a plurality of elementary cells laid out according to an array and each provided with at least one photosensitive zone for capturing photon(s) and converting photon(s) into electron(s), at least one or several of said cells comprising electronic avalanche multiplier means, provided to produce,... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090167911 - Imaging device and its shutter drive mode selection method: An imaging device includes a MOS image sensor that shoots an image of a subject, and a control unit that selects one of plural shutter drive modes and drives the MOS image sensor in the selected shutter drive mode. The control unit analyzes a through image of a subject that... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090167912 - Read circuit, variable resistive element device, and imaging device: A read circuit includes: an integration circuit section configured to perform an integral operation and whose input is connected to an integration node; and a bias circuit connected between a connection node to which a variable resistive element is connected and the integration node. The bias circuit includes: an integration... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090167914 - Image sensing apparatus and imaging system: An image sensing apparatus comprises a pixel array; a readout unit; a first terminal; and a second terminal, wherein the readout unit including a column amplification unit, a holding unit, a first power supply line, and a second power supply line, and wherein the column amplification unit including a transistor... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090167913 - Solid-state image pickup device and driving method therefor: A solid-state image pickup device includes an effective pixel portion in which effective pixels are arranged in a matrix, the effective pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit and outputting a first signal, a non-effective pixel portion in which non-effective pixels are arranged in at least one row, the non-effective... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090167915 - Solid-state imaging device and driving method of the same: Provided is a solid-state imaging device being capable of suppressing RTS noise and preventing decrease in S/N when a signal having a smaller value is converted to a digital signal. The solid-state imaging device includes: an imaging unit including pixels arranged in rows and columns; column amplifying units each amplifying... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090167916 - Imaging apparatus and methods, and storing medium having computer program to perform the methods: An imaging apparatus and method using a line memory controller for writing first image region data of an amount less than the total storage capacity of a line memory among image data output on a line-by-line basis from an imaging device, to the line memory and reading the first image... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090167917 - Imaging device: To improve sensitivity by adding pixels, and improve precision of pixel interpolation in an imaging device. An imaging device is provided in which pixels are added along a horizontal direction or a vertical direction to improve sensitivity of an imaging element. An R pixel signal, a G pixel signal, and... Agent: Pamela Crocker, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20090167918 - Imaging device: In response to a power-on of a main switch 110S, a composite image of a menu image including multiple command icons for device settings with a source image from a currently set image input source as a background image is displayed on an internal monitor 114 of an imaging device... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090167920 - Imaging and display apparatus and method: The object of the present invention is to provide an imaging and display apparatus and method for providing small and reasonable apparatus while the imaging frame rate of the imaging element can be high without decreasing the resolution of the display image. For this object, an imaging and display apparatus... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090167919 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for displaying an indication of an object within a current field of view: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for displaying an indication of an object when location information associated with the object describes a location within the current field of view of an imaging device. The indication of the object can be displayed within a map image, live image,... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090167921 - Image rotating adapter and camera having the same: An image rotating adapter includes: a first prism forming a subject image transmitted through an imaging lens on a position; and a second prism further reversing the subject image reversed by the first prism. The adapter also includes: a rotation drive unit rotating the second prism; a control unit controlling... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090167922 - Apparatus and method for capturing still images and video using coded lens imaging techniques: An apparatus for capturing images. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises: a coded lens array including a plurality of lenses arranged in a coded pattern and with opaque material blocking array elements that do not contain lenses; and a light-sensitive semiconductor sensor coupled to the coded lens array and positioned... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090167926 - Auto-focus and zoom module: An optical module includes a first optics group, a second optics group, and an image sensor, wherein the first optics group and second optics group are configured to provide an image having a focus and a magnification to the image sensor. In some embodiments of the present invention, a first... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20090167925 - Distortion correction method, distortion correction program, image processing apparatus, interchangeable lens, camera, and camera system: In a distortion correcting method for an image taken by an optical system, the invention makes it possible to increase the calculation accuracy of distortion of an image while reducing the amount of information to be prepared in advance. To this end, approximation information that is obtained when distortion aberration... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090167928 - Image processing apparatus and photographing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an image processing circuit. The image processing circuit is configured by an image processing portion for performing an image process on a first image so as to generate a third image, an image composing portion for composing the first image and the third image, and... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20090167927 - Image sensor, focus detection device, focus adjustment device and image-capturing apparatus: An image sensor includes: a plurality of imaging pixel rows, which include a plurality of types of imaging pixels with varying spectral sensitivity characteristic that are arrayed two-dimensionally based upon a first spectral sensitivity characteristics array pattern; and at least one non-imaging pixel row, which includes a plurality of non-imaging... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090167929 - Imaging apparatus: The imaging apparatus comprises plural optical systems having different focal length from that of an imaging element, a transmittance variable element and a reflective optical element, It is constituted so that the focal length is changed by controlling transmittance of the transmittance variable element. Thus, a compact structured and small... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090167923 - Method and apparatus with depth map generation: An apparatus and method are disclosed wherein a depth map is generated using a single camera (e.g., single lens of a camera) and multiple images are captured by the camera. In one example, a single digital camera is used to capture a set of images corresponding to a set of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090167924 - Tele wide module: A tele wide module includes a first optics group, a fixed position for the first optics group, a second optics group, a set of predetermined positions for the second optics group, a selector for selecting a first position from the set of predetermined positions, and an image sensor. The first... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20090167930 - Method and apparatus with fast camera auto focus: A method and apparatus improves an auto focus system by altering, such as by positioning, at least one lens of a digital camera to a plurality of predetermined nonuniform lens positions corresponding to predetermined nonuniform lens position data. The method and apparatus selects a final lens position for the lens... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090167931 - Imaging device: An imaging device is provided to perform focus control by detecting a facial part of a person, or to prevent focus shift to a background other than a human subject even when no facial part is detected, and to ensure that a subject desired by a user is photographed. A... Agent: Pamela Crocker, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20090167932 - Image capturing apparatus: Appropriate gray level processing is applied to various image data. A digital camera having a gray level correction function is provided. An AE control section generates a brightness histogram of a preview image which is obtained by a CCD. An exposure correction amount calculation section, based on the brightness histogram... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez Patent Legal Staff
20090167933 - Image rotation adaptor: p
20090167934 - Camera system with mirror arrangement for generating self-portrait panoramic pictures: A camera assembly that generates a high-quality self portrait may include a plurality of reflecting surfaces, such as an array of mirrors or a multi-faceted reflecting element. Each reflecting surface may be arranged so as to assist the user align the camera by rotational movement and/or translated movement to achieve... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090167935 - Image processing method and related apparatus for generating target image block: An image processing method of generating a target image block of a position to be currently interpolated in an interpolated frame between two frames includes: performing a motion estimation for generating a motion vector by referring to a plurality of image blocks of the two frames and generating a first... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090167936 - Video picture format conversion method and corresponding device: The present invention can be implemented in a video coder or decoder or directly in any type of display device. According to the invention, a distance representative of the edge orientation in the input picture is calculated, for at least one point situated inside a zone delimited by a first... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC
20090167937 - De-interlacing apparatus, de-interlacing method, and video display apparatus: According to one embodiment, a de-interlacing apparatus includes: a motion vector detecting section; a full-screen shift detecting section detecting a full-screen shift; a moving-or-still judging section performing a moving/still judgment for a video signal; a moving judgment correcting section correcting a moving/still judgment result to lean toward a moving judgment... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090167938 - Synthesized image detection unit: A high quality image is achieved by reducing the occurrence of combing noise in a synthesized image having an inserted image of a different frame frequency. A feature amount of a screen produced by an input interlace-scanned video signal is extracted, a film mode on a screen-by-screen basis from the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090167939 - Video signal processor and video signal processing method: According to one embodiment, a video signal processor has a moving block determining module, a vertical edge detector, a moving block number counter, a moving field determining module, a pulldown pattern detector, and a pulldown signal determining module. The moving block determining module divides each field configuring an input video... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090167940 - Methods and apparatus for presenting text data during trick play mode of video content: Various embodiments of apparatus and/or methods are described for presenting text data (e.g., closed captioning data) during trick play mode presentation of a video stream. An analyzed file of the text data is provided on a digital video recorder (DVR), and during trick play mode, text data corresponding to video... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department
20090167941 - Video data reception apparatus and video data transmission and reception system: A video data reception apparatus is provided including a position information detection unit configured to detect position information on a frame/field of a video data signal with reference to a synchronizing signal synchronous with the video data signal inputted thereto with information superposed on the video data signal, the information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090167942 - Fingerprint, apparatus, method for identifying and synchronizing video: There is provided a fingerprint (340) for a video stream (110) comprising a sequence of scenes (200a, 200b, 200c), wherein the fingerprint (340) includes information indicative of durations of the scenes (200a, 200b, 200c). The information indicative of the durations of the scenes (200a, 200b, 200c) is included in the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090167943 - Apparatus and method for synchronizing video and audio data: Techniques for synchronizing audio and video data being transferred from one device to another device are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a periodic signal is generated in a host device (e.g., a personal computer) and transferred to a thin device (e.g., a PC camera) via an... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Agency
20090167944 - Video-signal receiving apparatus and method: A video-signal receiving method is provided. First, receive an analog video signal, wherein the analog video signal comprises a specific video signal and a synchronization signal. Next, at least perform an analog-to-digital conversion on the synchronization signal of the analog video signal according to a sampling signal to generate a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090167945 - Device, system, and method of mitigating interference to digital television signals: Device, system, and method of mitigating interference to digital television signals. For example, an apparatus includes a diversity-based digital television receiver having a filter controller and at least first and second channel paths, wherein the first channel path includes a first Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) reject filter, the... Agent: Shiloh Et Al.
20090167946 - Image display device, method for indicating connector, and connector: An image display device and a connector are disclosed. The image display device includes: a connector connected with a cable through which a video signal is transmitted; a display panel for displaying an image based on the video signal inputted via the cable to the connector from an external apparatus;... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090167947 - Video data processor and data bus management method thereof: In a video data processor, the control unit cyclically defines a plurality of slots to the data bus, sets band width of each slot to be band width capable of transmitting the video data without missing frames, and assigns the video data to the slots. Only the video data of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090167948 - System and method for selective image capture, transmission and reconstruction: A video processing method and system for generating a foveated video display with sections having different resolutions uses a network channel for communicating video images having video sections of different resolutions, and includes a video transmission system for processing and transmitting the received video images over the network channel. The... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090167949 - Method and apparatus for performing edge blending using production switchers: A video production switcher comprises a number of mix effects units, each mix effects unit providing a video output signal for use in displaying images on a display; a memory for storing an image; and a controller for (a) mapping the stored image to a global space, the global space... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC
20090167950 - Image processing and controlling system: An image processing and controlling system is provided in the present invention. In addition to adjusting the image displaying modes according to the ergonomic look-up table, the present invention is further capable of adjusting the weighting value with respect to each image characteristic value of an initial image according to... Agent: Wpat, PC
20090167953 - Apparatus and method for correction of signal distortion: A method is provided for correction of signal distortion, wherein the method comprises the steps of reading in a digital input signal value, determining a digital output signal value on the basis of the digital input signal value that has been read in, and outputting the digital output signal value... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090167951 - History-based spatio-temporal noise reduction: Implementations of a history-based temporal motion noise filtering technique that considers the temporal smooth among multiple pictures as well as the block-based technique to estimate the noise/motion history to better reflect the spatial/temporal smoothness in the local neighborhood are provided. In particular, implementations of the per-pixel blending technique in the... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090167952 - Noise reduction device and noise reduction method: A frame delay module to generate a delay frame by delaying an input frame of a video signal in each frame; a first difference generate module to generate a first difference value between the delay frame and the input frame; a first line delay module to generate a line delay... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090167954 - Moving image processing circuit and cellular phone with the same: A moving image processing circuit is provided includes: a decode processing unit configured to decode moving image data encoded by a predetermined compression method; an RGB conversion processing unit configured to convert the color space of the decoded moving image data to an RGB color space; a graphic processing unit... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090167955 - Apparatus and method for decoding extended color space data: In one embodiment, an image decoding system for a YCbCr formatted signal includes a color space converter capable of representing an RGB image signal with one or two negative image signal components. The image decoding system further includes a degamma correction unit and an image signal formatter. An offset of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090167956 - Image processing apparatus, video reception apparatus, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, a video display apparatus having a smoothing processing unit inputs luminance signals of pixels which form an image, acquires histogram data by counting the numbers of pixels for respective levels of the input luminance signals, sets a correction amount for a change amount of the levels... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090167957 - Video signal processing device and method of processing gradation: Disclosed is a video signal processing device and a method of processing gradation capable of improving the contrast ratio and the user satisfaction of a plasma display device. The video signal processing device includes a position detecting unit for detecting positions of pixels to be displayed in a frame, a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20090167959 - Image processing device and method, program, and recording medium: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method, a program, and a recording medium whereby the evaluation regarding the reliability of a motion vector can be performed even in the case of an average brightness level between frames changing greatly. On a frame t+1, a block B1... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090167958 - System and method of motion vector estimation using content associativity: A method and apparatus that is able to favor keeping objects in motion intact is provided. Additionally a method and apparatus regularizing a motion vector field that has been previously determined by a traditional algorithm is provided. Finally, a mechanism is provided that allows for improving a contextual understanding of... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090167960 - Picture processing apparatus: Still shots are detected from a video signal by still shot detection means, and a representative image of the program is accordingly specified by representative image selection means, and as a result, an image that well reflects the contents of the program can be efficiently acquired. As a result, it... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090167961 - Image processing device: In an information terminal 10 of the present invention, a read unit 34 reads image data to be displayed from a storage device (20, 50). A display 12 displays an image based on the read image data. An image transformation unit 44 applies image transformation to the displayed image. A... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20090167962 - Computer monitors: A computer monitor has an input for receiving from a general-purpose computer a video signal representing a video image, a screen, and a driver for causing the screen to display a video image represented by a video signal. The monitor further includes storage for storing video and/or picture data, a... Agent: Groover & Associates
20090167963 - Projection display apparatus using microlens array and micromirror array: A projection display apparatus using a microlens array and a micromirror array comprises a substrate, multiple micromirror arrays and multiple microlens arrays. The substrate is disposed apart with a predetermined distance from a light source. The multiple micromirror arrays are disposed over the substrate to be assembled together to have... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.
20090167964 - Video system including a liquid crystal matrix display with improved addressing method: In a method for addressing rows and columns in a liquid crystal display, each phase for addressing rows and columns in the display includes precharging pixels of the display before a row write, to apply a precharge voltage to all pixels. Depending on the selected black or white precharge level,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.Previous industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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