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20100103243 - Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data using mobile terminal: A method and apparatus for efficiently transmitting and receiving image data of a drawn sketch using a mobile terminal is disclosed. The method for transmitting data in the mobile terminal includes enabling a data transmission input mode to be selected, and compressing image data up to an allowable text transmission... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100103241 - Remote object recognition: The invention concerns a method of accessing information using a wireless mobile device (1) having a display (3), and video capturing unit, the method comprising: establishing a video call with a remote server (6) such that said remote server receives video images captured by said mobile device during the video... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20100103242 - Video call device control: The invention concerns a method of controlling an electronic device (5) using a wireless mobile device (1) having a display (3), and video capturing unit (4), the method comprising successive steps of: establishing a video call between said mobile device and a remote server (6) such that said remote server... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20100103244 - device for and method of processing image data representative of an object: A device (100) for processing image data representative of an object (201), wherein the device (100) comprises a first image-processing-unit (101) adapted for generating three-dimensional image data (102) of the object (201) based on two-dimensional image input data (103 to 105) representative for a plurality of two-dimensional images of the... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100103245 - Dynamic adaption of a continuous presence videoconferencing layout based on video content: Dynamically adapting a continuous presence (CP) layout in a videoconference enhances a videoconferencing experience by providing optimum visibility to regions of interest within the CP layout and ignoring regions of no interest. Based on the CP layout, a CP video image can be built, in which a conferee at a... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20100103246 - Holographic projection system with optical wave tracking and with means for correcting the holographic reconstruction: A holographic projection system with a display screen and an optical wave tracking means for controlling the direction of propagation of a modulated wave uses a position controller and an eye finder. An extremely wide tracking range is realised in the projection system for simultaneous viewing of the reconstruction by... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20100103247 - An imaging device and method: An imaging system comprising an image capture apparatus, arranged to capture a stereoscopic image of an operator work site, in communication with a display system; the display system arranged to receive and display said stereoscopic image on a display screen to said operator; wherein said display system is arranged such... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100103248 - Configurable three dimensional image projection system: The present invention provides a three dimensional image projection systems comprised of the projection of two different portions of the image in light beams of differing spectral properties by automated luminairs which can be remotely positioned and can reverse roles during repositioning.... Agent: Heinz Grether PC G2 Technology Law
20100103249 - Stereoscopic image format with depth information: A multi-view distribution format is described for stereoscopic and autostereoscopic 3D displays. In general, it comprises multi-tile image compression with the inclusion of one or more depth maps. More specifically, it provides embodiments that utilize stereoscopic images with one or more depth maps typically in the form of a compressed... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100103251 - Digital camera having an image mover: A digital camera having an image mover includes a controller, a location information inputter, an orientation information inputter, a focal length information inputter, and an exposure time setter which sets an exposure time for which a celestial body image is exposed to an image sensor. The controller calculates a movement... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100103250 - Fluorescence observation apparatus and fluorescence observation method: The diagnosability of diseased parts is improved by precisely correcting fluorescence images without being affected by specular reflection and without being affected by thick blood vessels. Provided is a fluorescence observation apparatus that includes a light source unit that radiates, onto an observation target site, illumination light that is in... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100103252 - Device to detect malignant processes in living organisms: The invention relates to electronics and biomedicine and it can be used to evaluate some characteristics of dynamic systems, e.g. to detect (or exclude) malignant processes in organism via gas-discharge imaging of a body parts under certain fitted conditions and further computerized processing of the images so obtained. A device... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100103255 - Automatic adjustment method of microscope image and microscope system: The automatic adjustment method of a microscopic image for automatically adjusting an image on the basis of the lightness of the microscopic image includes distinguishing an observation pixel being an observation target in the image from a non-observation pixel not being an observation target on the basis of the lightness... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100103253 - Method and microscopic system for scanning a sample: A method for scanning a sample using an electrically or electronically controllable microscope, includes scanning the sample so as to generate a plurality of images of the sample, each of the plurality of images corresponding to at least one of a different region of the sample and a different time.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100103254 - Photographing control device, microscope and program: A number of a display target round, time required for processing of the round, and the operation state of each device of an inverted microscope and a camera in the round, are displayed in a window 431 on a photographed result display screen 421 that displays the photographed result of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100103256 - Method for identifying surface characteristics of metallurgical products, especially continuously cast and rolled products, and a device for carrying out said method: The invention relates to a method for recognizing surface characteristics of metallurgical products, especially continuously cast products and rolled products. According to said method, a defined section of the product surface (12, 12′) is irradiated by at least two radiation sources of different wavelengths, from different directions, and the irradiated... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20100103257 - System and method for correcting an image: A method for correcting an image of a physical object first captures images of a circle and a rectangle set of a calibration plate placed on a measurement machine, and determines correction data using the images of the circle and the rectangle. The method further corrects the image of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100103259 - Object distance deriving device: An object distance deriving device comprises: a compound-eye imaging device having imaging units with optical lenses randomly arranged for the respective imaging units; and a distance calculation unit to calculate an object distance using images captured by the compound-eye imaging device. The distance calculation unit: sets temporary distances z (S1);... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100103260 - Wind turbine inspection: A method for inspecting wind turbines remotely using a remotely controlled vehicle capable of controlled flight with a camera amounted to the vehicle. The vehicle is positioned near the wind turbine and the camera captures images of the wind turbine for visual inspection.... Agent: Klemchuk Kubasta LLP
20100103261 - Bicycle handlebar video system: A bicycle video system for facilitating improved aerodynamic positioning of a bicyclist. The bicycle video system includes a video display. The video display is used by the bicyclist to view an area in front of the bicycle. The video display allows the bicyclist to ride while maintaining a lowered head... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100103265 - Image recording methods and systems for recording a scene-capturing image which captures road scenes around a car, and machine readable medium thereof: An image recording method for use in an electronic device configured on a car for recording a scene-capturing image which captures road scenes around the car is disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. First, a positioning signal is received. The positioning signal is decoded to obtain determination data. It... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100103263 - Motor vehicle with a distance sensor and an imaging system: A motor vehicle encompasses a distance sensor, an imaging system as well as a driving assistance system and/or a display device. To improve the quality of information acquired by the imaging system, the imaging system can be targeted abased on the signals from the radar distance sensor.... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20100103262 - Vehicle periphery monitoring device, vehicle periphery monitoring program and vehicle periphery monitoring method: A vehicle periphery monitoring device includes an image processing target area setting portion (21) configured to set an image processing target area in the captured image based on a distance detected by a radar between object and a vehicle; a directivity extracting portion (22) configured to perform a a differential... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20100103264 - Vehicle-surroundings displaying method and system: A vehicle-surroundings displaying method includes obtaining a distorted original image of surroundings of a vehicle. The distorted original image is divided into distorted central, left and right original images. The distorted central original image is corrected to become closer to a central virtual image provided by a virtual image capturing... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100103266 - Method, device and computer program for the self-calibration of a surveillance camera: Video surveillance systems are used, by way of example, for monitoring public places, such as railway stations, junctions, airports, or public buildings, such as libraries, museums, but also private environments, such as an alarm system in houses. To this end, the video surveillance systems often have a plurality of surveillance... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100103267 - Night vision system: A night vision system includes an image intensifier tube and circuitry coupled to a digital storage medium that periodically samples a signal provided by the image intensifier tube and stores the sampled image to be viewed in near real time or at a later date by a data analyst. The... Agent: Bradley D. Goldizen
20100103268 - Digital camera: A generator generates a visible light video signal by receiving visible light and generating an invisible light video signal by receiving invisible light. A synthesizer synthesizes the visible light video signal and the invisible light video signal in such a manner that a synthesis ratio can be changed. An adjuster... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100103269 - Determining orientation in an external reference frame: Orientation in an external reference is determined. An external-frame acceleration for a device is determined, the external-frame acceleration being in an external reference frame relative to the device. An internal-frame acceleration for the device is determined, the internal-frame acceleration being in an internal reference frame relative to the device. An... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100103270 - Method and system for providing access to image system services: A method and system according to the disclosure facilitates subscription based access to services for image systems including an image acquisition device configured to generate image data describing a target object in a target area of the image acquisition device and an image display device configured to generate a human... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100103271 - Method for the optimization of the conditions of execution of the vision contrast test, and corresponding system: Described herein is a method for optimization of the conditions of execution of the vision contrast test and the corresponding system with which to implement said method so as to be able to guarantee optimal conditions throughout the test session even when not it is not possible to respect the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100103272 - Circuit and method of control of ddc data transmission for video display device: To provide a video display device capable of transmitting attribute information more securely to a video output device capable of bidirectional communication. In a case in which there has been a request from the video output device for EDID attribute information, monitoring is performed to determine whether or not transmission... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100103273 - Communication apparatus, control method of communication apparatus, program, and system: A communication apparatus includes a transfer unit configured to transfer data to an external apparatus, and a determination unit configured to determine that a transfer of first data is completed by the transfer unit, wherein the transfer unit transfers second data, at a reduced communication speed, to cause the external... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100103275 - Digital camera with integrated accelerometers: A digital camera system has integrated accelerometers for determining static and dynamic accelerations of the digital cameral system. Data relating to static and dynamic accelerations are stored with recorded image data for further processing, such as for correcting image data for roll, pitch and vibrations and for displaying recorded images... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20100103274 - Image distortion compensation method and apparatus: A camera module includes an image distortion compensation apparatus configured to perform a method for compensating the image distortion caused by a sensor movement. A method of compensating an image distortion includes receiving an image including distortion caused by an movement of a sensor in a mode where two or... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100103279 - Face detection device, digital camera, and computer readable storage medium which stores a face detection program: A control unit detects a face area from a first image and a second image which differ in shooting conditions by a face detector. If an area of the first image which is in a position corresponding to a face area detected from the second image is not detected as... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100103278 - Signal processing apparatus and computer-readable recording medium for recording signal processing program: A signal processing apparatus for determining color conversion for converting a second color signal obtained through image pickup by a second image pickup device to be processed to a color signal approximate to a first color signal obtained through image pickup by a target first image pickup device, including a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100103276 - Split aperture capture of rangemap for 3d imaging: An image capture system that can capture images as well as rangemaps, includes a split aperture device having a first and a second states and used to capture one or more image pairs that includes a first image captured during the first state and a second image captured during the... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez Patent Legal Staff
20100103277 - Tagging camera: A tagging camera device may include an image capturing logic configured to receive an image signal containing data representing at least one of a photographic image and a digital video. The tagging camera device may further include database communication logic configured to receive from at least one database data representing... Agent: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Attn:IPDepartment Docket Clerk
20100103281 - Auto-focus technique in an image capture device: Multiple sets of pixel values representing a captured image of a scene are received, with each set representing an image captured with a corresponding degree of focus. An image processor may identify a region of interest in the captured image, automatically determine the configuration parameters for a lens assembly to... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100103280 - Imaging apparatus and imaging operation processing method: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging portion that obtains an imaging video signal; an enlargement processing portion that extracts a partial range from a picture frame range of the imaging video signal and applies video enlargement processing; a first detection portion that obtains a detection value for an automatic processing... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100103283 - Digital still camera: In a digital still camera, when the reproducing mode is selected, an indication to the effect that the operation is in standby for reproduction is displayed on an indicating device, and if the command dial is not operated until 16 seconds elapses after the indication has been started, the supply... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100103282 - Image processing apparatus and image processing system: An image processing apparatus has: a data memory configured to store image data; an RP register configured to hold a two-dimensional address indicating a position of an RP in a frame of image data; and an RP control section configured to control the two-dimensional address held by the RP register... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100103284 - Image sensing apparatus, registration apparatus, and control method and program therefor: A lens unit 1 acquires identification information for an attached lens unit from the lens unit and stores the acquired identification information in a second memory 37. In a case in which correction information for the stored identification information is not registered, a CPU 36 reads the correction information for... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100103286 - Image pick-up device, computer readable recording medium including recorded program for control of the device, and control method: If a plurality of objects exist, an image pick-up device of this invention more easily identifies an object that a user desires and optimizes an image pick-up condition. The device includes: an object learning data extractor (17) detecting a predetermined object from picked-up image information to extract object feature leaning... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100103287 - Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof, system, and program: An image capturing apparatus which is connectable to and able to communicate with an external control apparatus, comprises an image capturing unit configured to capture an object image and generates image data; a recording unit configured to divide image data generated by the image capturing unit into a plurality of... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100103288 - Image sensor: Provided is an image sensor. The image sensor includes a first pixel. The image sensor may include a second pixel formed to be adjacent to the first pixel. The pixel includes a first photoelectric conversion unit formed on a semiconductor substrate and generates charges according to incident light. A first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100103289 - Reducing computational complexity in determining an illuminant of a scene: In an embodiment, computational complexity of estimating the actual illuminant of a scene is reduced by examining only a subset of the pixel values generated for a received image frame. In another embodiment, number of rotations of color values is minimized by selecting an area which contains the color cue... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100103290 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes: a transformation information calculating unit configured to calculate, based on the motion information of an imaged image making up an imaged moving picture, transformation information relating to a plurality of compositing target images serving as compositing targets of an imaged image making up the imaged... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100103291 - Image-sensing apparatus: An image-sensing apparatus has: an image sensor sequentially acquiring source images by sequential shooting; an optical zoom control portion varying the size of the subject image on the source images by optical zooming; a particular subject detection portion detecting the position and size of a particular subject on the source... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100103292 - Single row based defective pixel correction: An image sensor uses a single row of an array of pixels elements to determine whether a pixel is defective and to recover the defective pixel. The image sensor includes a “maximum of minimum” filter to remove a “black” pixel from a raw image. The image sensor also includes a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100103293 - Digital camera comprising smear removal function: A horizontal evaluation data generation section calculates an average value of pixel signals in a vertical optical black region based on given pixel data in the horizontal optical black region and outputs the calculated average value to an evaluation section. A vertical evaluation data generation section calculates an average value... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100103294 - Image pickup devices and image processing methods using the same: An image pickup device may include a sensor array including a plurality of pixels and an actuator operatively connected to the sensor array. The actuator may be configured to sequentially move the sensor array, in a horizontal or vertical direction by one pixel pitch, in response to a control signal.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100103295 - Imaging device: According to an embodiment, an imaging device includes a first CCD which converts a first color component into a first electric signal, a second CCD which converts a second color component different from the first color component into a second electric signal, a third CCD which converts a third color... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100103297 - Image data generation device, image data generation method, and image data generation program: An image data generator 100 according to the present invention includes a shooting section 103, a color separating section 104, R, G and B imaging sensor sections 105, 106 and 107, an image shot storage section 108, an image shot writing section 109, a spatial frequency calculating section 186, a... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100103298 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed are an image sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The image sensor includes readout circuitry and an inter-layer dielectric layer on a first substrate, a metal line in the inter-layer dielectric layer and electrically connected with the readout circuitry, a plurality of contact plugs on the metal... Agent: Chang Hun Han
20100103296 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and manufacturing method thereof: A solid-state imaging apparatus of the invention intends to provide a thin solid-state imaging apparatus having high rigidity, high reliability and an improvement in accuracy using a flexible wiring board, and is a solid-state imaging apparatus comprising a flexible wiring board, a reinforcing plate, a solid-state imaging element substrate, a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100103299 - Solid-state imaging device and method of manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor substrate; and a plurality of pixels arrayed two-dimensionally in the semiconductor substrate, each of the pixels having a photoelectric conversion element that performs photoelectric conversion, the photoelectric conversion element having a first impurity region, formed in the semiconductor substrate, containing an impurity of... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100103300 - Systems and methods for high resolution imaging: The systems and methods described herein relate to high resolution imaging. In particular, the systems include two or more lens assemblies for imaging a particular scene. Each lens assembly has image sensors disposed behind the lens assembly to image only a portion of the scene viewable through the lens assembly.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100103301 - Increasing readout speed in cmos aps sensors through block readout: A method and associated architecture for dividing column readout circuitry in an active pixel sensor in a manner which reduces the parasitic capacitance on the readout line. In a preferred implementation, column readout circuits are grouped in blocks and provided with block signaling. Accordingly, only column output circuits in a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100103302 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus and solid-state image pickup method: A solid-state image pickup apparatus comprising a pixel section which comprises a plurality of unit pixels which are arranged in a matrix, and converts an input optical signal to an electric signal, a column circuit which processes the electric signal which is outputted from the pixel section column by column,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100103304 - Electronic device, electronic camera, light source device, illumination device, and projector device: An electronic device includes a heat generating member arranged in a body, and a heat transmission member of a shape of a three-dimensional body having at least a first surface that is joined to the heat generating member and a second surface that is joined to an inner surface of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100103303 - Method for displaying image by virtual illumination and portable terminal using the same: An image displaying method using virtual illumination and a portable terminal using the method are provided. The method includes recognizing a face of a person in a captured portrait, setting virtual illumination in the captured portrait, and displaying a virtual illumination effect according to the set virtual illumination. Therefore, the... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100103305 - Image capture apparatus with optical finder: A first display region for displaying an optical image of an object and a second display region for displaying information are provided for a finder device. The first display region and the second display region can be observed at the same time through an eyepiece window. On the second display... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100103306 - Digital camera: A digital camera in which a recording portion made up of a microcomputer 110 and a card slot 153 performs predetermined processing on image data generated by a CMOS sensor 130 so that the image data takes on the aspect ratio accepted via an operation portion 140 while in live... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100103307 - Lens barrel, imaging device and information terminal device: The invention provides a lens barrel, an imaging device and an information terminal device using the lens barrel. The lens barrel includes: at least one lens group which constitutes an imaging optical system; a lens frame which retains the at least one lens group; and a retaining frame which retains... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100103308 - Positioning wafer lenses on electronic imagers: A low cost manufacturing method (300) and assembly (100) for positioning a lens (106) relative to an electronic imager (102). A viscous adhesive (104) is applied to the lens (106) or the electronic imager (102) outside of the optical path. The lens (106) is disposed on the electronic imager (102)... Agent: Jabil Circuit, Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20100103309 - Method and system for compressed imaging: An imaging system and method are presented for use in compressed imaging. The system comprises at least one rotative vector sensor, and optics for projecting light from an object plane on said sensor. The system is configured to measure data indicative of Fourier transform of an object plane light field... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100103310 - Flicker band automated detection system and method: A flicker band automated detection system and method are presented. In one embodiment an incidental motion mitigation exposure setting method includes receiving image input information; performing a motion mitigating flicker band automatic detection process; and implementing exposure settings based upon results of the motion mitigating flicker band automatic detection process.... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100103311 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: An object plane is set, and appropriate image processing is performed according to the setting of the object plane. An image processing apparatus has a controller (7). The controller (7) receives image data for a captured image and distance information on the distance to a designated point in the captured... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100103312 - Video display device, video signal processing device, and video signal processing method: According to one embodiment, a video display device includes a detection part configured to input a video signal to detect a black screen region in an effective display region from each of a plurality of frame images, a setting part configured to set a region to be processed excluding a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100103313 - Signal processor and signal processing method: According to one embodiment, a signal processor includes: a signal input module configured to receive an interlaced-to-progressive following field signal of a predetermined video; a first field delay module configured to delay the following field signal by one field to generate a current field signal; a second field delay module... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100103314 - Up-sampling television audio signals for encoding: A television audio signal encoder includes an up-sampler that inserts additional samples into a sum signal, a difference signal, and/or a secondary audio program signal to increase the sample rate of the corresponding signal or signals. The sum signal represents the sum of a left channel digital audio signal and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100103315 - Source driver structure for display and output control circuit thereof: The present invention discloses an source driver circuit scheme for displayer, which comprises a shifter register to register data signal, a line buffer coupled with said shifter register to latch the data signal, a level shifter coupled with line buffer to level output electrical potential, a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100103316 - User identification and prioritization using bluetooth: In certain implementations, a method of automatically changing an attribute defining operation of a television system involves determining that a plurality of short range radio frequency (RF) transceiver devices have entered RF range of the television system, the television system having a short range RF transceiver compatible with that of... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100103317 - Recording medium containing supplementary service information for audio/video contents, and method and apparatus of providing supplementary service information of the recording medium: The present invention relates to method and apparatus of providing supplementary service information for A/V contents written in a recording medium. This method has a recording medium containing Presentation Language data, which have to be included like as in a digital television signal for supplementary service information in accordance with... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100103318 - Picture-in-picture display apparatus having stereoscopic display functionality and picture-in-picture display method: A picture-in-picture display apparatus having stereoscopic display functionality includes a receiving unit for receiving first and second data sets, an image processing unit for performing computational processing to convert two-dimensional data to three-dimensional data or to convert three-dimensional data to two-dimensional data with respect to the first data set and/or... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100103319 - On-screen display circuit and method for controlling the same: An on-screen display (OSD) circuit comprises a microprocessor, a serial peripheral interface (SPI) controller, an upload controller and an OSD controller. The SPI controller is connected to the microprocessor for receiving data of an external flash memory. The upload controller is configured to control data access between the SPI controller... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100103321 - Av processing apparatus and program: Provided herein is an AV processing apparatus which displays a plurality of video signal designating areas which are used to designate an output of each video signal on a touch panel in accordance to a plurality of input video signals, performs a mixing process based on a touch position on... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100103320 - Dual use video mixer crosspoint matrix: A vision mixer comprises a video processor and a switching matrix. The switching matrix has a first matrix portion which selects signals for the video processor, and has a second matrix portion which selects output signals for destinations other than the video processor and beyond the vision mixer.... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100103322 - Target display for gamma calibration: User interfaces are provided that allow for the display of a target element that may be used to adjust a gamma value of a display device. The target element includes three layers. A bottom static layer is alternating light and dark lines, which in one instance may be black and... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100103323 - Method, apparatus and software for determining motion vectors: Motion vectors are determined from two images by obtaining one or more candidate motion vectors from the two images. Regions of the two images associated with the candidate motion vector are modified. Thereafter, further candidate motion vectors are obtained from the modified images, reducing the interfering effect of regions for... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.
20100103325 - Broadcast programming delivery apparatus, switcher control method, and computer program product: A broadcast programming delivery apparatus includes: a broadcast programming delivery control unit that controls broadcast programming delivery based on a broadcast programming delivery program formed of a plurality of items; and a switcher being controlled by the control unit, and a plurality of output channels of a material server having... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100103324 - Program delivery apparatus and operation button function assigning method: Disclosed herein is a program delivery apparatus including a program delivery control section configured to control program delivery based on a program delivery program made up of a plurality of items; a switcher configured to switch video signals when connected to the program delivery control section via communication channels; a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100103326 - Video switcher and video switching method: A video switcher includes: a video signal switching device for switching a video signal to be transmitted to a video display unit from a first video signal supplied from a first video input unit into a second video signal supplied from a second video input unit; and a synchronization signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100103327 - Video control unit: Video control unit (set-top box), which is arranged firstly to assist calibration of whatever type of TV brand with test patterns included in the set-top box memory; secondly to acquire the specific display technology of the video display and the type of content of the received video signal and finally,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100103328 - Media signal sink and method for playing image thereof: A method for operating a signal sink and a signal sink employing the method are provided, which allows the user to easily control the function of a device that is currently being performed at the signal sink, only through a functional key operation, without selecting the type of the device.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100103329 - System using dot-reading operating apparatus to operate tv set-top-box: A system using a dot-reading operating apparatus to operate a TV STB is provided, which includes: a channel-selecting table, the image code which is preset on an object surface printed the channel-selecting table and includes the dot-reading information code, a dot-reading operating apparatus which includes an operating-signal processing module comprising... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100103331 - Frequency and spectral domain solutions for prevention of video recording: A projection system has a projector having a frame rate exceeding human flicker sensitivity. The projector having warning message frames in between actual video frames. The warning frames are not detectable to humans. A light source which emits infrared light and ultraviolet light at wavelengths and intensities detectable by movie... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100103330 - Image projection methods and interactive input/projection systems employing the same: An image projecting method comprises determining the position of a projection surface within a projection zone of at least one projector based on at least one image of the projection surface, the projection zone being sized to encompass multiple surface positions and modifying video image data output to the at... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100103332 - Image projector driving multiple display screens: Disclosed is a personal portable device that includes a microprojector. The microprojector creates an image for display. The image is sent to a “beam-switching element” that shunts the image toward a selected display screen (e.g., a display screen on the device or an off-device projection). The image is then displayed... Agent: Motorola, Inc.04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100097438 - Communication terminal and communication method thereof: A communication terminal 100 capable of communicating among a plurality of communication terminals includes a reception unit 14 for receiving image data from the plurality of communication terminals, a display unit 16 for displaying the image data from the plurality of communication terminals received by the reception unit 14, an... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20100097440 - Communication mode switching method and apparatus for mobile terminal: A communication mode switching method and apparatus for a mobile terminal is provided for responding, in voice call mode, to an incoming video call received for a video call rejection period set by the user. A video call establishment method between mobile terminals according to the present invention includes requesting,... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100097439 - Mobile telephony system comprising holographic display: A mobile telephony system comprising a calling party mobile telephone with an imaging system and a display. The imaging system is operable to capture an image of the calling party. The calling party mobile telephone sends an image of the calling party to a called party mobile telephone over a... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20100097441 - Telepresence conference room layout, dynamic scenario manager, diagnostics and control system and method: A method of conducting an audio-visual conference among a number of conference rooms comprising storing predetermined conference configuration data in a computer system for a plurality of room types and a plurality of combinations of configuration factors, receiving conference variable data, generating a room list of included conference rooms, generating... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100097442 - Controller in a camera for creating a panoramic image: Methods and apparatus to create and display panoramic images on a mobile device are disclosed. Such a mobile device can be a mobile phone. Apparatus is provided to control the position of a lens in relation to a reference lens. Methods and apparatus are provided to generate multiple images that... Agent: Peter Lablans
20100097443 - Controller in a camera for creating a panoramic image: Methods and apparatus to create and display panoramic images on a mobile device are disclosed. Such a mobile device can be a mobile phone. Apparatus is provided to control the position of a lens in relation to a reference lens. Methods and apparatus are provided to generate multiple images that... Agent: Peter Lablans
20100097444 - Camera system for creating an image from a plurality of images: Methods and apparatus to create and display stereoscopic and panoramic images are disclosed. Apparatus is provided to control the position of a lens in relation to a reference lens. Methods and apparatus are provided to generate multiple images that are combined into a stereoscopic or a panoramic image. An image... Agent: Peter Lablans
20100097446 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus which displays a plurality of items includes a display panel provided with a function of displaying a three-dimensional image to be stereoscopically viewable, an item overview creation section which creates information on an item overview screen on which two-dimensional images of the respective items are arranged, an... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100097447 - Image display device: It is an object to provide an image display device that does not damage a feeling of a three-dimensional shape of an object displayed as a floating image even if a contrast of a display unit is so bad that floating blacks occur. An image display device (100) is comprised... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100097445 - Restaurant tables and electronic menu apparatus: A restaurant table for which seats are arranged includes, a top plate on which a dishes is set, and a display panel provided in the top plate, and configured to display a three-dimensional image of the dish to be stereoscopically viewable.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100097448 - Rotational display system: The present invention provides a system which integrates unique lighting technologies, switching systems, mounting systems, information delivery systems and power supply systems within a support such as vehicular wheel to provide an advanced, high quality visual display apparatus in various surfaces of rotation. A displayed image may be three dimensional.... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20100097449 - Image display device and method of driving the same: An image display device and a method of driving the same are provided. The image display device includes a lenticular lens array, a first backlit display element that is positioned on the lenticular lens array and is driven at a frame frequency of N×60 Hz, where N is an integer... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100097452 - Chromatic registration for biological sample imaging: Systems and techniques for chromatic distortion reduction. Relative chromatic distortion information for an imaging system may be obtained, where the relative chromatic distortion information indicates relative displacement of a first color signal and a second color signal from a reference color signal in an image. The relative chromatic distortion information... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20100097450 - Non-contact measurement systems for wireline and coiled tubing: A system for measuring at least one parameter of moving cable, the system including a system power source, a digital camera adjacent a moving cable for taking digital images of the cable as the cable moves past the digital camera, the digital camera producing signals corresponding to the digital images,... Agent: National Oilwell Varco Attention Victor Segura
20100097451 - Optical inclusion sensor: A sensor for sensing inclusions in a containerized medical fluid. In certain embodiments, the sensor may include an image capture device and an image processor communicatively interconnected to the image capture device. The image processor may include an inclusion identifier configured to detect data in an image indicative of inclusions... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20100097454 - Endoscope apparatus and control method therefor: An endoscope image is obtained by imaging a subject with a scope. Then, an edge portion of the endoscope image is extracted and a complexity degree of the edge portion is detected. Thereafter, a determination is made as to whether the endoscope image is an image obtained through near view... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100097453 - Monitor device for use with an endoscope apparatus: A monitor device for use with an endoscope apparatus, which has first and second display modes. In the first display mode, the monitor device displays, in real time, any image transmitted in a normal radio communication state. In the second display mode, the monitor device displays a noise-free image in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100097456 - Clear path detection using a hierachical approach: A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle using an image generated by a camera includes monitoring the image, and utilizing a first patch-based analysis of the image including dividing the image into a plurality of patches, and analyzing each patch to determine a first clear... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100097455 - Clear path detection using a vanishing point: A method for estimating a vanishing point in a roadway using a current image generated by a camera on a vehicle includes defining an exemplary vanishing point for each of a plurality of sample images, identifying features within each of the plurality of sample images, monitoring the current image generated... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100097458 - Clear path detection using an example-based approach: A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle using a current image generated by a camera includes defining an exemplary clear path for each of a plurality of sample images, identifying features within each of the plurality of sample images, monitoring the current image generated by... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100097457 - Clear path detection with patch smoothing approach: A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle utilizing analysis of an image generated by a camera device located upon the vehicle includes monitoring the image, identifying through patch-based clear path detection analysis of the image a first patch within the image that indicates a not... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100097459 - Device for recording images of an object scene: A device for recording images of an object scene has a lighting unit for illuminating the object scene with several lighting elements and an optical system for directing radiation of the lighting elements reflected from the object scene onto a detector. In order to achieve a simple and compact camera,... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100097460 - Apparatus for measurement of vertical obstructions: Accurate measurements of flight path obstructions are taken from a moving aerial platform. Platform position, including altitude, is combined with dynamic data including target distance and target elevation data to calculate obstruction height or altitude. An optical subsystem on the aerial platform images the obstructions and provides a video stream... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20100097465 - Automated drug preparation apparatus including syringe loading, preparation and filling: An automated medication preparation system for preparing a prescribed dosage of medication in a drug delivery device. The system includes a plurality of stations for receiving, handling and processing the drug delivery device so that the prescribed dosage of medication is delivered to the drug delivery device and a transporting... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP
20100097461 - Component-recognizing apparatus, surface-mounting apparatus, and component-inspecting apparatus: In an apparatus adapted to scan a lower side of an electronic component being suction-held by a suction-holding nozzle, to perform image recognition of suction-held conditions of the electronic component, this invention is intended to perform a transfer operation under a condition that the suction-holding nozzle is arranged closer to... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100097466 - Information processing system and method, information processing apparatus, image-capturing device and method, recording medium, and program: A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100097463 - Monitoring unit control system: A surveillance device control system is provided which can continue the system operation between a control terminal and a surveillance device even if an authentication server has gone down and cannot authenticate the control terminal to give it access permission. In the surveillance device control system (1000), the control terminal... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100097464 - Network video surveillance system and recorder: A video surveillance method and system controls and distributes video signals from multiple surveillance cameras to multiple video clients by receiving a single original video signal stream from a camera and simultaneously converting it a plurality of video streams, with each video stream having a different video quality parameter. The... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.
20100097467 - System for testing semiconductors: A system that includes an imaging device for effectively positioning a probe for testing a semiconductor wafer.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP
20100097462 - Web longitudinal position sensor: Methods and systems for determining longitudinal position of an elongated web are described. Sensors are used to detect one or more substantially continuous fiducial marks disposed longitudinally on the web. The sensors generate signals associated with the fiducial marks. A position detector receives the signals and determines a longitudinal position... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100097469 - Interior mirror assembly with display: An interior rearview mirror system and assembly includes a variable reflectivity reflective element and a video display screen disposed behind the reflective element and operable to display images viewable through the reflective element by a person viewing the interior rearview mirror assembly when it is normally mounted in a vehicle.... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20100097468 - Micro-diffractive surveillance illuminator: An active infra-red surveillance illuminator uses a statistically mono-directional micro-diffractive material overlaid on a bank of light emitting diodes (LEDs) to refract light from the LEDs onto a target image. This delivers energy distribution profiles out to a distance to match the aspect ratios of current wide-angle target and wide-angle... Agent: Paul D. Gornall, Reg'd Patent & Tm Agent
20100097471 - Automated way to effectively handle an alarm event in the security applications: A number of monitoring stations provide input surveillance video sequences and sensor signals to a remote facility such as a central monitoring station for further processing. A user interface at the remote facility allows a user to select a received input surveillance video sequence for summarization processing. A control at... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100097473 - Device for connecting video cameras to networks and clients: A device for recording digital video from a plurality of cameras connected to the device includes a communication interface configured to receive compressed digital video from each of the plurality of cameras. The device further includes processing electronics including a digital video recorder module configured to store the compressed digital... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100097472 - Method of efficient camera control and hand over in surveillance management: A method and system for video surveillance in a system having a plurality of cameras is presented, the method comprising creating a plurality of logical camera groups, each group comprising a list of the cameras, tracking a subject using a current camera, and changing from the current camera to a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100097470 - Monitoring system, camera, and video encoding method: A monitor system is provided for making it possible to efficiently determine a coding quantity of each camera in accordance with the movement of an object. In each camera (101) composing the monitor system, based on a position of the object detected by a sensor (106) and position specifying information... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100097475 - Inter-camera link relation information generating apparatus: The apparatus comprises a feature quantity extraction part for extracting a feature quantity of a subject from video captured by plural cameras, an In/Out point extraction part for extracting In/Out points indicating points in which a subject appears and disappears in each video captured, an In/Out region formation part for... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100097476 - Method and apparatus for optimizing capture device settings through depth information: A method for adjusting image capture settings for an image capture device is provided. The method initiates with capturing depth information of a scene at the image capture device. Depth regions are identified based on the captured depth information. Then, an image capture setting is adjusted independently for each of... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100097474 - Smoke detecting method and system: A smoke detecting method and system are provided. The smoke detecting method and system capture a plurality of images; determine whether a moving object exists in the plurality of images; select the images having the moving object to be analyzed; analyze whether the moving object is moving toward a specific... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100097477 - Method of detecting defects in image sensor, tester for the method, and control signal generator for the method: A method of detecting defects in an image sensor that may occur from a floating diffusion area of the image sensor, a tester using the method, and a control signal generator using the method include a photo diode generating charges corresponding to an image signal; a transmission transistor having a... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20100097479 - Electronic camera comprising means for navigating and printing image data: An image is shot by an electronic camera using a convenient operation. Shot images are recorded into a directory corresponding to a user by shooting date and/or event. When a print-out mode is selected, a plurality of thumbnail images are displayed on the camera display, and when a single click... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100097478 - Event announcing system and operating method thereof: The invention discloses an event announcing system. The event announcing system comprises a portable electrical apparatus, a network, and a server. The portable electrical apparatus comprises an image capturing module, a positioning module, a time module, and a processing module. When the image capturing module captures an image information related... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20100097481 - Photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and recording medium having recorded thereon computer program to implement the method: A photographing apparatus is provided that is capable of minimizing an access bandwidth of memory included in the photographing apparatus and is capable of reducing power consumption, and a method of controlling the photographing apparatus. The photographing apparatus includes a distortion correction unit for performing distortion correction on a captured... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100097480 - Camera system for with velocity sensor and de-blurring processor: A camera system for outputting deblurred still images includes a portable handheld camera device comprising an image sensor adapted to capture a still, image comprising at least one blurred pixel; a velocity detector adapted to determine the angular velocity of the camera system relative to an external environment and to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100097484 - Auto focus system having af frame auto-tracking function: When the user sets an AF frame such that an object tracked as an AF target is in the AF frame, an auto-tracking process starts to detect a face image from the image captured by a television camera. Then, it is determined whether the face image is detected from the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100097483 - Data processing apparatus and method, and recording medium: A data processing apparatus acquires images captured by cameras. A data processing apparatus 2 calculates relative positional relationship between the camera that captured an image and a camera that is captured in the captured image, by image recognition of the captured image. The data processing apparatus 2 aggregates positional relationships... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100097489 - Digital camera: A digital camera includes a communicator that communicates with other digital camera, a receiver that receives a camera information of another digital camera and an imaging device that forms a digital image of an object. The digital camera further includes a processor that creates a digital image data from the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100097482 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method,image processing computer program product and camera: An image processing apparatus includes: a gradation conversion unit that executes gradation conversion processing based upon gradation conversion features assuming a slope that changes at a predetermined brightness level, on a component representing a brightness of an image in a color space expressed with the component representing the brightness and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100097486 - Image sensing device and image sensing system: An image sensing device includes a multilayer wiring structure comprising a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer, wherein the second wiring layer comprises a plurality of vertical signal lines extending in the vertical direction among a plurality of photoelectric conversion units of a pixel unit to transfer the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100097488 - Image-taking apparatus, image-taking region displaying method, and image-taking region displaying program: An image-taking apparatus is provided which includes a first extracting unit that extracts an image corresponding to a first region having a first aspect ratio and an image corresponding to a second region having a second aspect ratio from a video image to record the images, a second extracting unit... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100097485 - Method and apparatus for improving face image in digital image processor: Provided are a method and apparatus for measuring the skin condition of a face detected from an image and improving the face image. The apparatus for improving a face image in a digital image processor comprises a digital signal processor measuring the skin condition of a face detected from an... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100097487 - Optical imaging system with an extended depth-of-field and method for designing an optical imaging system: A method for designing a mask, the method includes: choosing or receiving a desired contrast value; and determining sizes, locations and shapes of multiple rotationally symmetric regions of a mask such as to define a modulation transfer function that is characterized by a substantially uniform response over a spatial frequency... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100097490 - Pixel having two semiconductor layers, image sensor including the pixel, and image processing system including the image sensor: An image sensor having pixels that include two patterned semiconductor layers. The top patterned semiconductor layer contains the photoelectric elements of pixels having substantially 100% fill-factor. The bottom patterned semiconductor layer contains transistors for detecting, resetting, amplifying and transmitting signals charges received from the photoelectric elements. The top and bottom... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100097491 - Compound camera sensor and related method of processing digital images: In one embodiment, a light sensor includes four cell arrays, one for each color of the Bayer pattern, and four lenses each focusing the light coming from the scene to be captured on a respective cell array. The lenses are oriented such that at least a second green image, commonly... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100097492 - Apparatus and method for controlling auto exposure: There is provided an apparatus and method for controlling auto exposure (AE) that is used in digital imaging devices. The apparatus which controls the luminance of an image being outputted from an image sensor by controlling exposure time and analog gain of the image sensor includes: a luminance operation unit... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100097493 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method and program: In an imaging apparatus capable of selectively performing an imaging operation in normal imaging mode and that in composite imaging mode, auto exposure control is stopped after the auto exposure control for long-time exposure image signals and short-time exposure image signals is temporarily completed in composite imaging mode and if,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100097494 - Multimode gps-enabled camera: A method and device of geographically tagging images by capturing an image, determining a position based on detection of satellite signals and a wireless network signal, and tagging the image with the determined position is provided.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100097495 - Image processing apparatus and method of providing high sensitive color images: An image processing apparatus and method for generating high-sensitive, high-brightness color images are disclosed. A second image having a wider band and higher-sensitivity than those of a first image which includes color information may be acquired, wherein the first and second images are images captured from a scene. A first... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100097496 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: An object is to provide: a zoom lens system that has a reduced overall length, a high resolution, and a variable magnification ratio as high as 9 or greater and that is satisfactorily adaptable for wide-angle image taking where the view angle at a wide-angle limit is 70° or greater;... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100097497 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: An object is to provide: a zoom lens system that has a reduced overall length, a high resolution, and a variable magnification ratio as high as 9 or greater and that is satisfactorily adaptable for wide-angle image taking where the view angle at a wide-angle limit is 70° or greater;... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100097499 - Image pickup apparatus and method of using the same: An image pickup apparatus capable of capturing a clear image by preventing a small depth of field, and a method of using the same. The image pickup apparatus and method employ a focusing information calculation unit calculating focusing information of a captured image from an image signal read from an... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100097500 - Photographing apparatus and photographing method: An image of a subject is focused on an image pickup device through a zoom lens and a diaphragm. The image focused on the image pickup device is photoelectrically converted into an electric signal. The electric signal as a picture signal is supplied to an amplifying circuit. The amplifying circuit... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100097498 - Zoom camera configurations: A camera having an optic axis and comprising: a lens having a lens optic axis; a platform to which the lens is mounted; a guide track to which the platform is mounted and along which the platform is moveable; wherein the guide track is rotatable between a first position in... Agent: Allan C. Entis Ph.d., Intellectual Property Ltd.
20100097503 - Image acquisition apparatus and program recording medium: An image acquisition apparatus includes a plurality of pupil-division lenses configured to pupil-divide a light flux of the object image light passed through an optical imaging system in an area on a surface of an image sensor, a coordinate recording unit configured to record coordinate information to specify the area... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.
20100097502 - Image processing apparatus, image capturing apparatus, and image distortion correction method: An image processing apparatus for correcting image distortion includes a storage which stores before-correction coordinates in a coordinate system of a before-correction image, corresponding to each pixel in a coordinate system of a corrected image; a coordinate output section which reads from the storage and outputs the before-correction coordinates corresponding... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100097501 - Imaging array with modulated pixels: An imaging array and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The imaging array includes a plurality of light pixels and a sense amplifier. Each light pixel includes a photodetector that generates and couples a signal indicative of a light exposure to a light pixel node, a readout circuit,... Agent: The Law Offices Of Calvin B. Ward
20100097504 - Shading correcting device and imaging apparatus: A shading correcting device includes a correction-coefficient interpolation unit that calculates a color shading correction coefficient used at a position of a pixel at which the color shading correction coefficient is not set among pixels in an image signal by an interpolation process using a color shading correction coefficient set... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100097505 - Charge-coupled device image sensor with vertical binning of same-color pixels: A CCD image sensor comprises photosensitive elements arranged in rows and columns, vertical CCDs each having vertical shift elements associated with respective ones of the photosensitive elements of a corresponding one of the columns, and a horizontal CCD comprising horizontal shift elements. The image sensor further comprises a transition region... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez Patent Legal Staff
20100097506 - Image pickup device, spatial information detecting apparatus using the same device and method for taking out received -light output from the same device: A compact image pickup device with high sensitivity is provided, which is suitable for a spatial information detecting apparatus. The image pickup device has a plurality of image pickup units (U1) arranged on a semiconductor substrate. Each of the image pickup units (U1) has a light receiving array of photoelectric... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100097507 - High speed cmos image sensor circuits with block memory readout: An image sensor circuit includes a pixel array, a plurality of column analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) circuits, and at least two memory blocks. Each column ADC circuit is connected to receive analog pixel signals provided from corresponding pixel circuits of the pixel array, and is configured to convert the received analog... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20100097508 - Solid state image sensor, method for driving a solid state image sensor, imaging apparatus, and electronic device: A solid state image sensor includes a pixel array, as well as charge-to-voltage converters, reset gates, and amplifiers each shared by a plurality of pixels in the array. The voltage level of the reset gate power supply is set higher than the voltage level of the amplifier power supply. Additionally,... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100097509 - Pixel for boosting pixel reset voltage: A pixel cell in which a capacitance is coupled between a storage node and a row select transistor. The pixel cell utilizes a readout timing sequence between operation of a reset transistor and a row select transistor to boost a reset voltage.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100097511 - High efficiency cmos image sensor pixel employing dynamic voltage supply: A global shutter compatible pixel circuit comprising a reset gate (RG) transistor is provided in which a dynamic voltage is applied to the drain of the reset gate transistor in order to reduce a floating diffusion (FD) leakage therethrough during signal hold time. The drain voltage of the reset gate... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100097510 - Image pickup element and control method therefor, and camera: An image pickup element includes a plurality of read signal lines; a pixel unit in which a plurality of pixel circuits are arranged in a matrix form, the plurality of pixel circuits in the pixel unit being divided into groups of pixel circuits so that each of the groups is... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100097512 - Solid-state imaging apparatus, camera, and method of manufacturing solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units configured to generate signal charge from light received at light-receiving surfaces thereof, the plurality of photoelectric conversion units being provided in the image-sensing area of a substrate; a charge reading unit configured to read signal charge generated by the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100097513 - Image pickup apparatus and method for controlling the same: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device which captures an image regarding an object image, an object detector detecting a specific object from the captured image, a focus control unit configured to execute a focusing operation on the basis of a phase-difference detection signal obtained from a distance... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100097514 - Image sensor having multiple sensing layers: An image sensor includes a first sensor layer having a first array of pixels and a second sensor layer having a second array of pixels. Each of the pixels has an optical center. The first sensor layer is stacked over the second sensor layer such that the optical centers of... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez Eastman Kodak Company
20100097515 - Auto focusing apparatus and auto focusing method, and image sensing apparatus: When a face is detected from image signals, stability determination time is set for determining if the face is recognized in a stable manner, and a period of time for which the face is consecutively detected starts to be measured. Until the measured period of time exceeds the stability determination... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100097516 - Method and system for providing background blurring when capturing an image using an image capture device: A method and system are described for providing background blurring when capturing an image using an image capture device. According to one aspect, input is received for initiating an image capture process for capturing an image of a subject at an image capture device. A depth of field for capturing... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC
20100097517 - Apparatuses and methods for saving power used by a digital image processing device: Provided are apparatus and method for saving power used by a digital image processing device by determining whether the digital image processing device is held and, if the device is not held, signaling that the digital image processing device may enter a power save mode. The power saving device may... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100097518 - Circuit and method of detecting saturation level of image sensor and image sensor including saturation level detecting circuit: A circuit and method of detecting a saturation level of an image sensor including a photodiode using a black pixel circuit included in the image sensor. The saturation level detecting circuit includes a pixel unit, a reset node and a detection controller. The pixel unit includes a floating diffusion node... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100097519 - Compact camera and cable system for vehicular applications: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a camera for mounting on a vehicle, wherein the camera housing made up of two housing members, with a conductive coating on the interior of each of the housing members. The two housing members mate together using an interference fit, to provide... Agent: Magna International, Inc.
20100097520 - Video data transmitting and receiving apparatus, and video data transmitting and receiving method: A video data transmitting and receiving apparatus includes a data transmitting module configured to be able to arrange video data in a first video format, into a valid data area of a first transmission format, and transmit the video data, and also to arrange video data in a second video... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100097521 - Video-signal processing apparatus, video-signal processing method, video-signal processing computer program, and video-signal control circuit: A video-signal processing apparatus includes a frame interpolation unit, a specific-scene detecting unit, and an output-timing control unit. If the specific-scene detecting unit detects that a second original image frame corresponds to a specific scene, the output-timing control unit outputs the second original image frame and an interpolated frame to... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global
20100097523 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof, which are capable of adjusting a characteristic of a caption depending on volume of sound. The display apparatus includes: a sound processing unit which processes sound; a caption processing unit which processes a caption; a display unit which displays the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100097522 - Receiving device, display controlling method, and program: In a TV receiver 1, tuners 11A to 11C are each a tuner for receiving a program. A display section 16 displays caption related information related to caption data included in an object program received by the digital tuner 11B together with an image of a main program received by... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100097524 - Optical member, lighting device, display device and television receiver: A diffuser plate 16A includes a plate-shaped base member 23 capable of light transmission. The base member 23 has a construction in which a plurality of tubular units 25 having hole portions 24 are aligned in each of a planar direction and a thickness direction of the base member 23... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100097525 - Display device and display method: The display device includes a display portion 7 capable of displaying distinct videos on a common screen in a plurality of viewing directions and a video signal generating portion 300 for generating video signals by carrying out compression processing of video source signals for the viewing directions at predetermined compression... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100097526 - Banana codec: A method and system for stitching two or more images to generate a resultant image of good quality is disclosed. The disclosed method and system represents a way to stitch two or more images captured through fisheye lenses. The method and system converts two fisheye hemispherical images to two triangles,... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100097527 - Methods of generating a pixel clock signal from a transmission clock signal and related data transmission methods for multimedia sources: Methods of generating a pixel clock signal for a multimedia source are provided in which a transmission clock signal having a first frequency is generated from a reference clock signal that has a second frequency. The generated transmission clock signal is multiplied by a multiple to generate the pixel clock... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100097528 - Apparatus and method for receiving two modes of broadcasts using one tuner in set-top-box: An apparatus and a method for receiving two broadcast modes using one tuner in a Set-Top-Box (STB) are provided. The integrated tuner unit receives a broadcast signal of at least one of a DSG scheme and an OOB scheme to tune a desired broadcast band, and converts the broadcast signal... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100097529 - Receiving apparatus and control method thereof: There is provided a receiving apparatus. The receiving apparatus comprises, among other things, a transmitting unit that transmits a power-on command that instructs the transmitting apparatus detected by the detecting unit to turn on power when there is no connecting unit whose status signal has been changed from “unable” to... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100097530 - Display device and radio transmission control method: A display device includes: a monitor and receiving set having a video signal receiving section, a display section, an image quality control section, a first control signal transceiver, and a first control section; and a control and transmission set having a television broadcast receiving section, a video signal input section,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100097531 - Radio receiver: Disclosed herein is a radio receiver including: an oscillator circuit including a phase-locked circuit and a voltage-controlled oscillator circuit; a first frequency divider circuit; a frequency converter circuit; a signal adding circuit; a test signal generating circuit including at least one second frequency divider circuit; and a controlling section configured... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100097533 - Discharge tube, ferrule, lighting device, display device and television receiver: In a discharge tube, a conductive ferrule is provided on an end portion of a glass tube. The ferrule includes a body that is to be mounted to the outer circumference of the glass tube and has a contact portion to be electrically conductively fixed to a relay connector (or... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100097532 - Illumination device for display device and display device with the same: An illumination device for a display device, the illumination device including a chassis that has lamps mounted on its front face and also has a connector mounted on its rear face and also including an inverter unit having mounted on it an inverter circuit and an inverter-side connector. A positioning... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100097534 - Projection system using high-frequency drive modulation to reduce perceived speckle: An image producing system (1400) delivers images (1414) having reduced speckle by employing one or more drive circuits (1404, 1405, 1406) that deliver both a direct current drive signal (205) and an alternating current drive signal (405) to one or more lasers (1401, 1402, 1403). Specifically, an alternating current drive... Agent: Microvision, Inc.04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100091084 - Combined video phone and television set: This combined video phone and television set will revolutionize communications as we know them. It will bring together all peoples of the world for purposes of family, friendship, education, compassion, love and ecology. Its ease of use will allow any person to turn on the television set and dial up... Agent: Keith Parker
20100091085 - Augmenting tv menu icon with images in front of tv: Images of space including objects in front of a TV that are generated by a camera on the TV are superimposed as reflections on user interface elements such as but not limited to menu icons presented on the TV screen.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100091086 - Method, device, and computer-readable medium for processing images during video conferencing: A method, device, and computer-readable-medium are disclosed for processing images during a conference between a plurality of video conferencing terminals. The method uses a processor to input a first image from a first camera at a first video conferencing terminal, a second image from a second camera at a second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091087 - Information processing device, information processing method and storage medium storing computer program: There is provided an information processing device including a recipient information recording portion that records recipient party information, an image recording portion that records images of the recipient party taken on the recipient party side during a call, an image extraction portion that extracts an image at a predetermined point... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100091088 - Device for a videoconference communication and associated communication method: The invention relates to a device (1) for a videoconference communication between a local user (5) and at least one remote user (6), which reduces the eye deflection and provides a better eye contact between the local user and the remote user. The includes a screen (4) capable of restoring,... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100091089 - Infrared camera filter wheel systems and methods: Various techniques are provided for identifying filters used with infrared cameras. A plurality of filters may be installed in a filter wheel of an infrared camera. Identifiers associated with the filters may be read by the infrared camera to identify the various types of filters currently installed in the filter... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100091090 - Wide-angle image acquiring method and wide-angle stereo camera device: Epipolar lines of first and second images are made consistent with each other in a paralleling step, so that it has the advantages (1) and (2) as set forth in the background section. Further, distortions of the first and second images are corrected in a correcting step, and, even if... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100091091 - Broadcast display apparatus and method for displaying two-dimensional image thereof: A broadcast display apparatus and a two dimensional (2D) image display method of the broadcast display apparatus are provided. The 2D image display method includes selecting a 2D display mode; generating a 2D image using at least one of a left image and a right image of a three dimensional... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100091092 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. A calculation unit may determine a disocclusion region of a first frame of a video. A processing unit may generate color information of the disocclusion region of the first frame using color information associated with a second frame of the video.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100091093 - Optimal depth mapping: A method and apparatus for providing optimal correction to depth mapping between captured and displayed stereoscopic content. The solution is derived in a continuous form that can be implemented through CGI scaling techniques compatible with image rendering techniques. Similar correction can be implemented with variable depth-dependent camera separation and disparity... Agent: Real D - Patent Department
20100091094 - Mechanism for directing a three-dimensional camera system: A mechanism for directing a three dimensional (3-D) camera is provided. The mechanism has a base that connects to a directable structure, to which the 3-D camera is attached. A control system accurately and precisely moves and positions the directable structure. The directable structure may be positioned in coarse movements... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100091096 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An index extraction unit detects indices from a sensed image sensed by a sensing unit which senses an image of a physical space on which a plurality of indices is laid out. A convergence arithmetic unit calculates position and orientation information of the sensing unit based on the detected indices.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100091095 - Method for driving glasses-type stereoscopic display preventing visual fatigue and refractive index-variable shutter glasses: Disclosed are a method for driving a glasses-type stereoscopic display preventing visual fatigue and refractive index-variable shutter glasses. The method includes generating a plurality of left-eye viewing point images and a plurality of right-eye viewing point images. The plurality of left-eye viewing point images and right-eye viewing point images have... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100091098 - Display apparatus, display method, and display system: A display apparatus includes: a video display unit that converts a video signal containing information indicating the magnitude of disparity between left-eye and right-eye video images into video images and displays the video images on a screen; a projection distance detector that detects a projection distance that is the distance... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100091097 - Supporting a 3d presentation: For reducing the effect of reverse half-occlusion in a 3D presentation on a screen, a virtual window is created in front of the screen. The screen is to be used for combining a left image and a right image for the 3D presentation. The virtual window is created by removing... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100091099 - Singularizer device for a mail-sorting system: A singularizer device for a mail-sorting system configured for receiving at input homogeneous lots of postal objects and feeding at output postal objects that have been singularized, i.e., physically separated from one another, to the mail-sorting system; each lot of homogeneous postal objects comprises postal objects having common dimensional parameters... Agent: Fsp LLC
20100091100 - Integrated cmos imager and microcontroller: A method and apparatus providing a CMOS imager with an integrated controller on a common integrated circuit substrate. Also integrated on the common substrate are, a serializer circuit including a dynamic arbiter under the control of the microcontroller core and a set of extended special function registers through which data... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100091101 - Microscope for virtual-slide creating system: m
20100091102 - Toy camera set: A toy camera set. The camera set includes a camera that can be attached to a variety of different toy optical accessories. By way of example, the toy optical accessories may include a toy microscope, a toy periscope, or a toy binocular. The camera can be used to take a... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100091103 - User interface of mineral material processing equipment: t
20100091104 - Systems and methods for the measurement of surfaces: The present invention discloses systems and methods for the measurement of surfaces. More particularly, the present invention discloses a portable, hand-held, non-contact surface measuring system comprising an image capturing element, at least four projectable reference elements positioned parallel to one another at known locations around the image capturing element, a... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100091105 - Electronic camera, image processing apparatus, image processing method and image processing computer program: An electronic camera detects a person's face image from an object image obtained by photographing an object, executes an enlarging process on the detected face image so as to obtain a face image whose face size is suitable, and displays the face image which is enlarged into the suitable size... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C. 16th Floor
20100091106 - Image processing apparatus adapted to recognize object in acquired image: An image processing apparatus communicates with an image acquisition apparatus provided with an image acquisition region comprising light-shielded pixels and effective pixels. Data of an image are acquired based on output signals from the effective pixels. An edge of an object is extracted in the acquired image data using a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100091107 - High speed optical monitoring system: The present invention discloses a high speed optical monitoring system being capable of monitoring clearly a subject at a high speed and having a small dimension. The high speed optical monitoring system for monitoring at least one subject which is in a stationary state or being moved, comprises at least... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
20100091108 - System for checking security of video surveillance of an area: A system for checking security of video surveillance of an area by a plurality of video units includes: (a) a respective signaling unit coupled with each of a respective signaling-equipped video unit among the plurality of video units; and (b) a control unit coupled with each respective video unit of... Agent: Law Office Of Donald D. Mondul
20100091109 - Machine-readable form configuration and system and method for interpreting at least one user mark: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a machine-readable form configuration (and associated method). Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a system for interpreting at least one user mark (and associated methods). In one example, a plurality of user marks may be interpreted. In another example, the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100091110 - Single camera tracker: A camera tracker, in which an image captured by a camera oriented to capture images across a surface is accessed. A region in which an object detected within the accessed image is positioned is determined from among multiple defined regions within a field of view of the camera. User input... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100091111 - Method for setting frame rate conversion (frc) and display apparatus using the same: A method for setting a frame rate conversion (FRC) and a display apparatus using the same are provided. According to a method for setting FRC, an FRC level is received from a user; and a motion estimation and motion compensation level when performing FRC is set according to the input... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100091113 - Content shooting apparatus: A scene information generation portion detects a characteristic scene with reference to a parameter contained in either video/audio in content recorded during shooting operation information for the shooting apparatus, and generates scene information, an auxiliary information assignment portion assigns the scene information its type, priority, start time, end time, or... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20100091114 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program: An information processing apparatus configured to connected via a network to a one or a plurality of remote apparatuses each of which processes information. The information processing apparatus includes a detection unit for detecting that an imaging apparatus is connected thereto, a determination unit for determining, according to processing to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100091115 - Integrated internet camera system: An integrated Internet camera system comprises a website archive and review center (WSARC) for storing and managing images and an Internet direct camera (IDC) for capturing an image, automatically transmitting the image to an account associated with said IDC on the WSARC upon image capture and receiving stored image from... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100091112 - Object position and orientation detection system: An object position and orientation detection system and in particular one which is capable of describing observed movement in 3 dimensions. In one example, a spherical patterned marker with concentric rings is imaged using one or more digital cameras, and the resulting images are processed to determine the position and... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept
20100091117 - Camera with printhead for printing images with encoded audio data: A handheld camera comprises a housing containing an image sensor for generating image data; an audio sensor for generating audio data; a processor for generating coded data using the audio data and a pagewidth inkjet printhead. The printhead is configured for printing the image onto a face of a substrate... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100091116 - Utilisation of image illumination effects in photographs: A camera for the output of an image sensed by the camera. The camera includes a sensor for sensing an image and a synthetic light generator for adding lighting to the sensed image to produce an illuminated image which simulates the effect of light sources projected at the sensed image.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100091118 - Illuminating device, projector and camera: An illuminating device includes: a solid-state light emitting element that includes a light source and a phosphor and emits light from the light source and phosphorescent light emitted from the phosphor excited with the light from the light source toward an optical system; and a reflective portion that reflects part... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100091123 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit and further that can compensate an image blur caused by vibration applied to the entire system.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100091124 - Photo sensor array using controlled motion: A movable sensor including a plurality of photo pixel sites arranged in an array comprising a photo sensor and a neutral density filter filtering the photo sensor. Each of the neutral density filters have a density value that are graduated over a range of densities. The sensor is linearly movable... Agent: Brown & Michaels (end) C/o Brown & Michaels, PC
20100091119 - Method and apparatus for creating high dynamic range image: A method and apparatus for creating a high dynamic range (HDR) image while preventing a ghost effect is provided. The method of creating an HDR image for a scene including an object in motion, includes detecting an area of a first image of the scene and a second image of... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100091120 - Optical unit with shake correcting function: An optical unit with shake correcting function may include a movable module having a lens, a fixed body supporting the movable module, a shake detection sensor for detecting shake of the movable module, and at least one pair of magnetic drive mechanism for shake correction which is structured on both... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100091121 - Digital camera: A digital camera of the invention includes: an image pickup device; a dust-proof filter including an area disposed so as to face an image pickup surface of the image pickup device with a predetermined distance; a piezoelectric device for vibration application for vibrating not only a surface of the dust-proof... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100091122 - Imaging apparatus: The present invention aims to provide an imaging apparatus with blur correction function in which a retention lever to mechanically retain an image sensor requires a minimum moving space and the thickness of a lens barrel can be reduced in optical axis direction. The imaging apparatus includes an image sensor... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100091130 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera includes an imager. The imager, having an imaging surface capturing an object scene, outputs an object scene image. A CPU searches a face portion of a person from the object scene based on the object scene image outputted from the imager. Moreover, the CPU sets to the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100091127 - Image reconstruction method for a gradient camera: A method for reconstructing a digital image including: obtaining gradient data of the digital image, estimating the wavelet decomposition of the digital image based on the gradient data, performing a synthesis and smoothing operation on decomposed gradient data to provide an estimate of pixel intensities from the wavelet decomposition and... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP
20100091131 - Imaging system and storage medium storing an imaging program: An imaging system which captures an image and generates image data of the image, includes: a capture instruction input unit through which a first stage capture instruction and a following second stage capture instruction are input; a capture unit which performs earlier capture processing for capturing a plurality of images... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100091126 - Method and unit for motion detection based on a difference histogram: Method for motion detection in a current picture (CP) with respect to a reference picture (RP), wherein for a plurality of locations in the current picture (CP) respective difference values (|D|) are determined (B100). A respective difference value is determined based on a difference between a first value and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091129 - Moving image processing apparatus and video camera apparatus using the same: A moving image processing apparatus, includes a low-speed clock generation source to generate a low-speed clock signal of a first frequency, a high-speed clock generation source to generate a high-speed clock signal of a second frequency which is higher than the first frequency, an image data source to output progressive-type... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100091128 - Solid-state imager and signal processing system: A solid-state imager includes a pixel unit for converting incident light into an electrical signal, a substrate bearing the pixel unit formed thereon, an analog-to-digital converter, formed on the substrate, for converting a signal read from the pixel unit into a digital signal, an optical communication unit, arranged on the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091125 - Template matching device, camera with template matching device, and program for allowing computer to carry out template matching: A template-matching apparatus includes a first calculating unit calculating a first characteristic amount from the image information of a template image, and extracting unit extracting a partial image, a second calculating unit calculating for image information of the partial image a second characteristic amount, a third calculating unit calculating a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100091132 - Image capturing device and image preprocessing method thereof: An image capturing device and the image preprocessing method thereof. The image preprocessing technique receives digital image consisting of luma data and chrominance data, integrates the chrominance data of adjacent rows to generate integrated chrominance data, buffers the luma data and the integrated chrominance data in a group of line... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20100091133 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus may include an image frame determiner to determine one standard image frame and at least one reference image frame using light field data about a scene, a point spread function determiner to determine a point spread function based on sub-pixel displacement between the standard image frame... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100091134 - Hadamard multimode optical imaging transceiver: Disclosed is a method and system for simultaneously acquiring and producing results for multiple image modes using a common sensor without optical filtering, scanning, or other moving parts. The system and method utilize the Walsh-Hadamard correlation detection process (e.g., functions/matrix) to provide an all-binary structure that permits seamless bridging between... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC
20100091135 - Image capturing apparatus, method of determining presence or absence of image area, and recording medium: A detecting unit detects any image area corresponding to a subject from the first image which is reduced resolution of an image that captured by an image capturing unit. With no image area detected as corresponding to the subject, a first control unit deems that an image area corresponding to... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100091136 - Data processing apparatus and control method thereof: A data recording apparatus holds device state information which is updated according to use of the apparatus and represents a use state of the apparatus, and device identification information unique to the apparatus. Upon recording data, the data recording apparatus acquires information associated with generation of recording data, which is... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100091137 - Image recording device and method: A camera device for recording an image comprises an image sensor having a plurality of light-sensitive image cells. The image cells can be selectively addressed in order to read their image signal values. The device also has a plurality of memory cells for storing identification codes, with an identification code... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100091138 - Digital image processing apparatus for playing mode music with images, method of controlling the apparatus, and computer readable medium for executing the method: A digital image processing apparatus including an image storage medium arranged to store an image; a display unit arranged to display the image; a mood determination unit arranged to determine the mood of the image. The apparatus is arranged to select music that matches the determined mood of the image... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100091140 - Electronic device and method for capturing self portrait images: A method for capturing self portrait images controls a camera of an electronic device to capture a temporary self portrait image of a user. A face of the user in the temporary self portrait image is identified. If the face lies outside a designated image region, the camera is adjusted,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100091139 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image processing system: A replacement area is set within an image expressed with captured image data. A pixel area with image content that can be processed without greatly altering the entire image content, for instance, may be designated as the replacement area. Replacement image data are generated by executing processing for replacing all... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100091141 - System and method for correcting artifacts in sequential imagers caused by transient light disturbances: An example embodiment may include a system and method for correcting luminance disturbances in an imaging device. The example method can detect a luminance level disturbance in the output of an imager and provide a signal to a digital signal processor (DSP) that a luminance disturbance was detected, before the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100091142 - Image pickup apparatus and method of controlling same: In a period of time during which an image effect is being selected, a synthesized image in which the selected image effect is synthesized to an input image is generated and the operation of the image effect of the synthesized image is automatically and repeatedly displayed, thereby allowing the user... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100091143 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A digital camera first carries out R component and B component interpolation processing on image data. Then, magnification chromatic aberration correction processing is carried out on the image data that has undergone R component and B component interpolation processing. Then, G component interpolation processing is carried out on the image... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100091145 - Fixed-pattern noise reduction system, imaging system, and electronic endoscope unit: A fixed-pattern noise reduction system comprising a receiver, a determination circuit, an image sensor driver, a subtracter and an output circuit is provided. The receiver receives optical pixel signals and artificial black pixel signals. The determination circuit determines whether the signal intensity of the optical pixel signal is less than... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100091144 - Solid-state imaging device and signal processing system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel section formed on a substrate and having an effective pixel area that converts incident light into an electric signal, and an optical black area placed around the effective pixel area; an optical communication section placed near a predetermined optical black area of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091146 - Wavefront aberration and distance measurement phase camera: A system consisting of a phase camera with microlenses placed in the focal point of a converging lens, wherein the camera data, processed using a combined Fourier “Slice” and fast Fourier transform edge detection technique, provide both a three-dimensional wavefront map and a real scene depth map within a broad... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20100091147 - Color filter array, imaging device, and image processing unit: A color filter array includes a plurality of filters, each having one of a plurality of types of spectral sensitivity and being disposed at the location of a corresponding one of a plurality of pixels. The filters of a predetermined type selected from among the plurality of types are arranged... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100091149 - Esd induced artifact reduction design for a thin film transistor image sensor array: A method is provided for fabricating an image sensor array in a manner that reduces the potential for defects resulting from electrostatic discharge events during fabrication of the image sensor array. The method includes: forming at least one pixel over a substrate, the pixel including a switching transistor and a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100091154 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: An image sensor is provided. The image sensor comprises a readout circuitry, an interconnection, an image sensing device and a via plug. The readout circuitry is disposed in a first substrate. The interconnection is disposed over the first substrate and electrically connected to the readout circuitry. The image sensing device... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100091155 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: An image sensor is provided. The image sensor comprises a readout circuitry, an interconnection, an insulating layer, an electrode, and an image sensing device. The readout circuitry is disposed in a first substrate. The interconnection is disposed over the first substrate and electrically connected to the readout circuitry. The insulating... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100091151 - Solid-state image pickup device and signal processing system: A solid-state image pickup device includes a pixel unit configured to convert light into an electrical signal; a substrate having a first side on which the pixel unit is formed and a second side opposite the first side; an optical communication unit disposed on the first side of the substrate,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091153 - Solid-state image pickup device, optical apparatus, signal processing apparatus, and signal processing system: A solid-state image pickup device includes a pixel unit configured to convert light into an electrical signal, an A/D converter configured to convert a signal read from the pixel unit into a digital signal, a light modulation unit configured to modulate an externally input light beam using the signal digitized... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091156 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device is disclosed. In the solid-state imaging device, plural unit areas, each having a photoelectric conversion region converting incident light into electric signals are provided adjacently, in which each photoelectric conversion region is provided being deviated from the central position of each unit area to a boundary... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100091150 - Solid-state imaging device and signal processing system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel portion configured to convert light into an electric signal; a substrate where the pixel portion is formed; an A/D conversion unit configured to convert a signal read out from the pixel portion into a digital signal; and an optical communication unit configured to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091152 - Solid-state imaging device and signal processing system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel portion configured to convert light into an electric signal; a substrate where the pixel portion is formed; an optical communication unit configured to convert a signal read out from the pixel portion into an optical signal, and outputs the optical signal, which is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091148 - System and method for fixing an image sensor to a beamsplitter: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for fixing an image sensor to a beamsplitter. An exemplary method comprises placing a first fixative agent comprising an ultraviolet adhesive between the image sensor and the beamsplitter and positioning the image sensor relative to the beamsplitter. The position of... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100091158 - Image pickup apparatus: In an apparatus, operation is switchable between first and second modes. In the first mode, a photoelectric conversion part and a charge storage part are released from a reset state for all pixels included in an image acquisition area to start a period, and, when a predetermined time has elapsed,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100091159 - Physical quantity detecting device and imaging apparatus: A physical quality detecting device includes: a detecting unit that detects a physical quantity supplied from the outside with photo-converting pixels which are two-dimensionally arranged, each of which has a selecting transistor for outputting a signal from the detecting unit to a signal line. In the physical quality detecting device,... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100091157 - Solid state image pickup apparatus: An apparatus includes a plurality of pixels each including a charge storage part, a photoelectric conversion part, a first transfer part and a second transfer part, when a signal charge generated during one period is transferred to an amplifier, a control unit supplies pulses such that a turning-on pulse is... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100091160 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging device: Solid-state imaging device having a plurality of vertical signal lines, includes for each vertical signal line, an effective pixel and a dummy pixel, a switch transistor provided on a path connecting the dummy pixel and the vertical signal line, and a read-out unit. The switch transistor is OFF while a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100091161 - Solid-state image sensor and imaging apparatus equipped with solid-state image sensor: A solid-state image sensor executing photoelectric conversion for a subject image includes: a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional pattern and each equipped with a photoelectric conversion unit that generates and stores an electrical charge, wherein: the plurality of pixels are each one of a first pixel and a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100091162 - Active pixel senor circuit: The present invention relates to an active pixel sensor circuit and a method of operating same. In one embodiment, the active pixel sensor circuit includes a reset transistor having a gate, a source and a drain, a silicon rich oxide (SRO) photosensor having an anode and a cathode electrically coupled... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100091164 - Dual panel pixel readout in an imager: An imager having two panels of pixels (i.e., the imager's rows of pixels are split into two panels) that are controllable by separate row decoders. The dual panel architecture allows pipelining of pixel readout and column readout operations to improve the imager's frame rate. The dual panel architecture may use... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100091163 - Image sensor having enhanced backside illumination quantum efficiency: A system and method for image sensing is disclosed. An embodiment comprises a substrate with a pixel region and a logic region. A first resist protect oxide (RPO) is formed over the pixel region, but not over the logic region. Silicide contacts are formed on the top of active devices... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100091165 - Image sensor driving unit and camera: An image sensor driving unit, comprising a signal generator and a controller, is provided. The charge-transfer channel transfers the signal charges at a speed according to the frequency of a transfer signal. The signal generator transmits the first discharge signal and the second discharge signal to the image sensor. The... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100091166 - Multi spectral sensor: A light sensor having a light conversion element between first and second electrodes is disclosed. The light conversion element includes a body of semiconductor material having first and second surfaces. The body of semiconductor material is of a first conductivity type and has doping elements in a concentration gradient that... Agent: The Law Offices Of Calvin B. Ward
20100091168 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus, and method of manufacturing solid-state image pickup apparatus: A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a solid-state image pickup device, a microlens member laminated on the solid-state image pickup device, and a flat plate-like cover glass attached onto a region excluding a pixel region on the microlens member as viewed in a planar manner from above the microlens member... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100091167 - Solid-state image sensor and camera system: A solid state image sensor includes a pixel unit and a readout unit that reads out per-pixel pixel signals from the pixel unit. The readout unit includes: a plurality of column-parallel comparators that compare a readout signal potential to a reference voltage and output a determination signal; and a plurality... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100091169 - Dithered focus evaluation: The invention utilizes an autofocus system (806) that is capable of very fast changes in focus over a relatively small portion of the focus range of the focusing system. When operating continuously in a repeating series of images or frames such as are found in preview mode or in video... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20100091175 - Imaging device and camera body: A camera system includes an interchangeable lens and a camera body to which the interchangeable lens can be mounted, either directly or via an adapter. A lens microcomputer of the interchangeable lens is configured to hold lens information including information related to a focal point detection method. A body microcomputer... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100091170 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention comprises a plurality of lens units and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100091171 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention, in order from an object side to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100091172 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention comprises a plurality of lens units and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100091173 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprises at... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100091174 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention comprises: a positive lens unit that is... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100091176 - System and method for automatic exposure: Disclosed are an auto exposure system and a method thereof. The auto exposure system may check whether an exposure target value is correct using brightness information of an input image. When the exposure target value is not proper, the auto exposure system may readjust the exposure target value through analyzing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100091177 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device; an imaging device control portion supplying the imaging device with a read command signal; an operation input portion accepting an input of a flash light emission command; a control portion setting a predetermined interval as an output interval of the read command signal... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100091178 - Imaging device housing: This invention relates to a first housing component and a second housing component being configured to be pivot-mounted to the each other. The second housing component comprises a surface portion configured to accommodate an aperture of a camera. The aperture is displaced from the pivot point. Pivoting the first housing... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100091179 - Module connector: The module connector can accommodate a miniaturized module such as a camera module and reliably fix the module in an electrically connected state, and make the connector itself in lower profile. With this connector (100), a housing (110) has a concave container (110a) that accommodates an inserted camera module (200)... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100091182 - Method for automatically providing a compressed rendition of a video program in a format suitable for electronic searching and retrieval: A compressed rendition of a video program is provided in a format suitable for electronic searching and retrieval. An electronic pictorial transcript representation of the video program is initially received. The video program has a video component and a second information-bearing media component associated therewith. The pictorial transcript representation includes... Agent: At & T- Legal Department - Brendzel
20100091180 - Signal conversion apparatuses and display system: A signal conversion apparatus is provided. A video input interface receives a video signal encoded in a first format from a host device. An audio input interface receives an audio signal encoded in a second format from the host device. A conversion unit is coupled to the video input interface... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100091181 - System and method for multistage frame rate conversion: System and method for multistage frame rate conversion. A method comprises receiving an incoming frame at a first frame rate, and determining whether a fault condition exists. The method also includes if the fault condition does not exist, toggling a write buffer pointer from a first frame buffer to a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100091184 - Image processing apparatus, program, and method for performing preprocessing for movie reproduction of still images: An apparatus takes in a plurality of still image frames, to generate an interpolated image frame. Next, moving addition of the still image frame and an interpolated image frame is performed in time-axis direction, to generate a superimposed image frame. At this time, high spatial frequency components in the superimposed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100091183 - Video conversion apparatus and method, and program: A video conversion apparatus includes: a video format conversion unit configured to interpolate, in the case that video signals, which are made up of a luminance component and color difference components and of which the video format is the interlace format, have been supplied, the luminance component and color difference... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100091186 - Display system and receiving apparatus: A flame rate is up-converted two times by an STB (Set-Top Box) and a display apparatus which have a frame rate conversion function respectively. Thereby, the flame rate is converted to approximately “n” times higher frame rate which is a driving frequency of a display device used in a display... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100091185 - Image processing device and method, and image display device and method: An image processing device and method, and an image display device and method which realizes a high-definition displayed video by reducing motion blur caused by a holding-type display system and reducing motion blurs of the displayed video caused by the time integration effect of an image sensor while suppressing deterioration... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100091187 - Method and audio/video device for processing caption information: A method for operating an audio/video device is presented, comprising receiving first caption data into the audio/video device, receiving second caption data into the audio/video device, processing the first caption data to display caption information in a first format, after the processing of the first caption data, receiving an instruction... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20100091188 - Synchronization of secondary decoded media streams with a primary media stream: System and method for synchronizing one or more secondary decoded media streams to a primary decoded media stream. The system includes a media stream processor and a mixer. The media stream processor receives a primary decoded media stream and secondary decoded media streams. The media stream processor synchronizes the secondary... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100091189 - Audio signal processing device and audio signal processing method: An audio signal processing device includes an audio signal acquiring section which acquires an audio signal, an identifying section which determines whether a format of the audio signal is a first format or a second format, and identifies the format of the audio signal and a switching timing of switching... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100091191 - Digital television and channel editing method thereof: A display device and method for displaying images are discussed. According to an embodiment, the display device includes at least one first tuner configured to tune to a plurality of different broadcast channels; a display screen configured to display a multi-window including a plurality of sub-windows, each of the plurality... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100091190 - Display control device and display device: Provided is a display control device and a display device that are capable of preventing degradation of image quality caused by video dot crawling when the display device provides for different displays corresponding to a plurality of viewing directions and is set to display the same video signals when viewed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100091192 - Broadcast receiving device and program selecting method: A tuner receives broadcast data on specified channels. A channel search unit controls the tuner to search for available channels, and creates a channel map representing the available channels and a selection order thereof. A channel order setting unit changes setting about enabling/disabling of the selection and/or the selection order... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100091193 - Ambilight displaying arrangement: Disclosed are embodiments of AmbiLight TV, a lighting or illumination system that has been introduced to enhance viewing experience. The system comprises one or two U-shaped light guides, the legs of which spatially correspond to three or four sides of the display screen. In one embodiment, the light sources illuminate... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100091195 - De-ringing device and method: A de-ringing device and a method thereof are provided. The de-ringing device, operative with a lookup table for storing a plurality of intensity coefficients, comprises a buffer and a de-ringing intensity determining unit. The buffer stores an input pixel sequence. The lookup table stores a plurality of intensity coefficients. The... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100091194 - Noise reduction method and unit for an image frame: A method and unit for noise reduction in a current image frame, wherein the current image frame is a part of a sequence of image frames. The method compares a current pixel value of a pixel within the current image frame with a corresponding pixel value of the pixel in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100091196 - Method and module for regulating saturation degree: The invention relates to a method and module for regulating saturation degree. In this method, a curvature of a specific function in all position is regulated by a saturation parameter to obtain a regulated function. A color input signal is substituted to the regulated function to calculate a color output... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100091197 - System and method for providing electrostatic discharge (esd) protection and electromagnetic interference (emi) protection: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to an electrostatic discharge/electromagnetic interference (ESD/EMI) protection circuit for an integrated circuit. The ESD/EMI protection circuit comprises an input that is adapted to receive a communication signal, a Zener diode pair connected between the input and a ground that is shared with... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100091198 - Remote control system, remote controller, and remote control method: The present invention provides a remote controller that allows obtaining information of a desired broadcast program at an arbitrary place and checking whether it is possible to make a reservation for the program on the spot. A remote controller 110 according to the present invention includes a program obtaining unit... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100091199 - Discharge tube, ferrule, lighting device, display device and television receiver: In a discharge tube, a conductive ferrule is provided on an end portion of a glass tube. The ferrule includes a body that is to be mounted to the outer circumference of the glass tube and has a contact portion to be electrically conductively fixed to a relay connector (or... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100091200 - Method to display images using metamerism to prevent illegal copy: A method to display images using four or more different primaries having different spectral distributions wherein, in the LMS color space, at least two of these primaries have the same L coordinates and the same M coordinates; thank to the invention, different metamers, when being legally displayed, will be not... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100085414 - Apparatus and method for providing emotion expression service in mobile communication terminal: A method and an apparatus for providing an emotion expression service in a mobile communication terminal are provided. The method includes identifying, by the mobile communication terminal performing a video call with a calling terminal, information of emotion expression in images received from the calling terminal, and generating, by the... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100085415 - Displaying dynamic caller identity during point-to-point and multipoint audio/videoconference: A method for efficiently determining and displaying pertinent information determined from multiple input and calculated parameters associated with a videoconference call. The method for efficiently determining and displaying this personal information is performed using input from the user at an endpoint and calculated information throughout the videoconference to present personal... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20100085416 - Multi-device capture and spatial browsing of conferences: Multi-device capture and spatial browsing of conferences is described. In one implementation, a system detects cameras and microphones, such as the webcams on participants' notebook computers, in a conference room, group meeting, or table game, and enlists an ad-hoc array of available devices to capture each participant and the spatial... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100085417 - Service level view of audiovisual conference systems: In an embodiment, a machine-readable volatile or non-volatile storage medium stores one or more sequences of instructions which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform monitoring a plurality of video conference locations, each of the locations comprising one or more video conference... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20100085418 - Systems and methods for remotely communicating with a patient: A system and methods to permit a health care provider and a patient to remotely communicate information corresponding to the patient's medical condition with each other, both visually and audibly, via communication link in real time. The system may comprise a first and second interface units each comprising a camera,... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20100085419 - Systems and methods for selecting videoconferencing endpoints for display in a composite video image: In some embodiments, a videoconferencing endpoint may be an MCU (Multipoint Control Unit) or may include embedded MCU functionality. In various embodiments, the endpoint may thus conduct a videoconference by receiving/compositing video and audio from multiple videoconference endpoints. The endpoint may select a subset of endpoints and form a composite... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100085420 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus obtains a difference between a partial region of an input image and a partial region of a background image, stored in a storage device, corresponding to the partial region of the input image, determines whether each partial region of the input image is a moving body... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100085421 - Greeting card incorporating an imaging device: The invention provides a greeting card having provided therein an imaging device, the imaging device being configured to capture an image, the capture of an image being controlled by operation of an activation means and a detection means. The activation means being operable on the detection means and is switchable... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20100085422 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device capturing a subject image through an optical system; an image signal processor having a function of combining multiple captured images into a single image, the images being captured during the period when the imaging apparatus is moved; an attitude sensor providing information on... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100085423 - Stereoscopic imaging: The invention represents a new form of stereoscopically-rendered three-dimensional model and various methods for constructing, manipulating, and displaying these models. The model consists of one or more stereograms applied to a substrate, where the shape of the substrate has been derived from the imagery or from the object itself, and... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe
20100085424 - Switchable 2-d/3-d display system: A system (10) for two-dimensional (2-D) or three-dimensional (3-D) display of images includes a projector (100) for projecting the images; a processor (20) for determining whether to project 2-D or 3-D images; glasses (30) for viewing the 3-D images; a first transmitter (22) for synchronizing the projector with the glasses... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20100085425 - One-touch projector alignment for 3d stereo display: A 3D image is created by using two digital projectors having overlapping projection regions. The two digital projectors both emit polarized light, and one are arranged at different angles to each other, such that individual images projected from respective digital projectors can be discerned by the use of polarized eyeglasses.... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20100085426 - Machine for inspecting glass containers: A machine for inspecting a rotating glass container for defects wherein the image evaluated for defects is a critical addition of a plurality of additions each defined by a plurality of time spaced images.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator
20100085427 - Image-based vehicle maneuvering assistant method and system: An image-based vehicle maneuvering assistant method and system are provided in the present invention, in which images captured by a single image sensing device is processed to determine the changes with respect time by a controller having capability of image processing and identification and distance estimation in image space for... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100085428 - Medicine packet inspecting apparatus: A medicine packet inspecting apparatus is disclosed. The medicine packet inspecting apparatus includes a transfer conveyer installed on the upper surface of a main body to transfer medicine packets to one side of the main body, a tablet spreading unit installed on the upper surface of the transfer conveyer to... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100085429 - Analytical device for the optical analysis of a medium by means of at least one imaging device: The invention relates to an analysis device for optical analysis of a medium by means of at least one imaging apparatus (3), the analysis device comprising at least one sample carrier (6, 8), and in that the sample carrier (6, 8) and/or the at least one imaging apparatus (2) can... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100085430 - Video recorder: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for recording video data of an event. The apparatuses include a processor communicating with memory. The memory stores video data of the event captured by a camera, and the video data includes a series of picture frames of the event. A loop buffer also stores... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hbh Attn: Patent Docketing
20100085431 - Method and system for vehicle-mounted recording systems: A method for acquiring surveillance data corresponding to a region of interest comprising: installing a plurality of vehicle-mounted recording system on a plurality of vehicles; capturing visual data of exterior perimeters of the vehicles having vehicle-mounted recording systems when the vehicles are in motion wherein the visual data is marked... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20100085433 - Image processing apparatus and method of noise reduction: An image processing apparatus including an image acquiring unit to acquire a first image including color information and a second image having a spectral band wider than that of the first image and a noise reduction unit to extract edge information from the second image and to reduce noise of... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100085432 - Portable device for viewing and imaging: A portable searchlight with a focused beam operating both in the infrared and visible portions of the spectrum with a range of approximately 400 meters includes telescopic lens system integrated with an illumination system. The beam of the searchlight and the telescopic lens are automatically aligned to both focus on... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100085434 - Spectrophotometers and systems therefor: Multiple images are taken of each colored patch. To calibrate the handheld device, the system calculates the spectral values and position of each pixel of a single-colored patch, converting these values into a grey scale and calculating the intensity and density of the light. This is then compared with pre-stored... Agent: Furgang & Adwar
20100085435 - Information processing apparatus, remote indication system, and computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes: a reception unit that receives multiple captured images that are captured with a capture device in parallel from an external apparatus to which the capture device that captures an object is connected; a detection unit that detects a priority image that is included in the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100085436 - Hand movement correction apparatus, image pickup apparatus, hand movement correction program, image pickup program, hand movement correction method: Provided is a hand movement correction apparatus that performs hand movement correction for an image pickup apparatus. The device acquires a variation signal representing the movement of the image pickup apparatus and acquires a first signal obtained by extracting a signal of a frequency not less than a predetermined frequency... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100085437 - Method and system involving controlling a video camera to track a movable target object: Methods are described for controlling orientation of an aim point axis of a video camera having an instrument coordinate system to track a point of interest on a movable target object and calculating positions of the point of interest in a local coordinate system in which the target object is... Agent: Thompson Hine LLP
20100085438 - Digital column gain mismatch correction for 4t cmos imaging systems-on-chip: Systems and methods are provided that facilitate mitigating column gain mismatch in a CMOS imaging System-on-Chip (iSoC) sensor. Tunable voltages that mimic presence of photo-charge can be provided to test pixels in one or more rows of a pixel array. Moreover, column-specific digital gain corrections can be calibrated based upon... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100085439 - Image capture device and method thereof: An exemplary image capture device includes a camera module, a buffer including a first unit and a second unit, a processor, and a memory. The camera module is configured for capturing images by forming corresponding electric signals. The first unit of the buffer is configured for buffering electric signals formed... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100085441 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes: an allocating unit that divides image information into components corresponding to the number of a plurality of apparatuses and allocates the components to the plurality of apparatuses; a information acquiring unit that acquires information of the allocated components from image information being reproduced by the... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100085442 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device capturing a subject image through an optical system; an image signal processor having a function of combining multiple captured images into a single image, the images being captured during the period when the imaging apparatus is moved; and a control unit, wherein the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100085440 - Scenery imaging apparatus, scenery imaging method, scenery imaging program, and computer-readable recording medium: In a scenery imaging apparatus (100), an image capturing unit (101) captures a scenery image in an arbitrary direction. A dividing unit (102) divides an initial scenery image captured by the image capturing unit (101) in an arbitrary direction into plural cells. A calculating unit (103) calculates a distance to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100085443 - Server apparatus: A server apparatus includes a recording means for recording a captured image transferred from an electronic camera; and a user registration means for registering the electronic camera and a user in correlation based on user registration information that has been input by the user.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100085444 - Imaging device: An imaging device comprising an image pickup sensor that captures an image of a subject, a storage unit that temporarily stores a plurality of frames of image data captured by the image pickup sensor, a detection unit that detects identity or non-identity between at least two image data consecutively captured... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100085445 - Adjustment for output image of image data: The present invention is an image processing apparatus for processing an image data using an image file which includes the image data and image processing control information to be used for processing the image data. The apparatus comprises an automatic picture quality adjuster configured to automatically regulate lightness of the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100085446 - System and method for manipulation of a digital image: A system for rendering a digital image includes a rendering device for rendering a digital image and a camera for capturing a sequence of images of a user. A conversion module converts the sequence of images into a manipulation command for altering the rendering of the digital image. In one... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100085447 - Noise canceling circuit, noise canceling method, and solid-state imaging device: A noise canceling circuit that includes a sharp/flat-part determining unit that determines whether a neighborhood of a target pixel in a digital video signal is a sharp part or a flat part by calculating a sharpness value indicating sharpness and an approximate noise value approximately indicating a noise value included... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100085448 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device includes at least a plurality of first pixels, a plurality of second pixels, a signal line, and a fixing portion. The plurality of first pixels includes a photoelectric conversion portion which converts incident light into a signal charge and accumulates the converted signal charge. The... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100085449 - Image apparatus and method and program for producing interpolation signal: An image apparatus has signal slicing unit for two-dimensionally slicing a signal from an imaging device; pixel correlation detection unit for detecting correlation between a center pixel of the signal sliced by the signal slicing unit and its peripheral pixels; correction unit for executing a correction processing for each pixel... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100085450 - Cameras and defective pixel compensation methods for image sensors thereof: A camera with defective pixel compensation is provided. The camera comprises a register and a compensating unit. The compensating unit receives an image datum and a plurality of adjacent image data relating to the image datum and, according to the value installed in the register, the compensator selects a reference... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20100085451 - Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and image pickup apparatus: A signal processing apparatus which is capable of performing a smear amount correction processing suitably according to change in the smear amount to suppress overcorrection of the smear amount. An output value of an image sensor and a smear amount on each of vertical lines of the image sensor are... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100085452 - new spatio-spectral sampling paradigm for imaging and a novel color filter array design: One aspect of the present invention relates to a new alternative to the Bayer pattern for spatial subsampling in color imaging applications. One aspect of the present invention relates to a new design paradigm for spatio-spectral sampling, which is also described. The proposed scheme offers the potential to significantly reduce... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100085453 - Apparatus for optically combining visible images with far-infrared images: An image sensing apparatus, particularly, an apparatus for optically combining visible images with far-infrared images is provided in which performing a separate signal processing may not be needed. The image combining apparatus emits light that is sensed by an image sensor, and reflects the light toward the image sensor in... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100085454 - Imaging apparatus and method of driving solid-state imaging device: An imaging apparatus includes a control unit of performing a series of drive operations of discharging electric charges in photoelectric conversion portions of all pixel units to a semiconductor substrate, simultaneously starting an exposure in all the pixel units, injecting the electric charges generated in the photoelectric conversion portions during... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100085455 - Imaging apparatus and method of driving solid-state imaging device: In an imaging apparatus having plural pixel units each including a photoelectric conversion portion, each pixel unit has a writing transistor WT and a reading transistor RT each including a floating gate FG disposed on a semiconductor substrate so as to accumulate electric charges generated in the photoelectric conversion portion,... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100085456 - Solid-state image-pickup sensor and device: A solid-state image-pickup sensor comprises a plurality of vertical scan circuits, a plurality of horizontal scan circuits, a pixel section including pixels arranged in a two-dimensional array and performing photoelectric conversion, each of the pixels being connected to one of the plurality of vertical scan circuits and connected to the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100085457 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus: A plurality of image pickup areas is disposed in a semiconductor substrate so as to be separate from one another. Disposed in each of the image pickup areas are rows and columns of unit pixels, each of which includes a photoelectric conversion part and signal scanning circuit parts. Formed on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100085458 - Solid-state imaging element, driving method therefor, and camera system: A solid-state imaging element includes a pixel array unit having pixels arranged in a matrix, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion element, and a pixel drive control unit capable of controlling driving of the pixel array unit so as to perform a read or reset access operation of the pixel... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100085460 - Device and method for processing photographic image data: Disclosed herein is a photographing device that includes a number of light-receiving elements, a number of vertical transfer registers, a first drive-voltage applying electrode, and a second drive-voltage applying electrode. The light-receiving elements are arranged in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction. The vertical transfer registers transfers the electric... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100085459 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device 1 includes N pixel sections 101 to 10N, transimpedance circuits 20a and 20b, integrating circuits 30a and 30b, and a difference arithmetic circuit 40. Each pixel section 10n includes a photoelectric converting circuit including a photodiode, and a first holding circuit and a second holding circuit... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100085461 - Charge coupled device image sensor including first amplifier connected to two registers and second amplifier connected to register: A CCD image sensor includes: first and second CCD registers arranged so as to sandwich a pixel array therebetween, a first output portion provided to a connection part of the first and second CCD registers, a third CCD register which reads out and transfers the charge transferred by one of... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100085462 - Display apparatus, display method: Display control that extends a user's visual ability is accomplished. By wearing an eyeglass-type or headgear-type mounting unit, he or she is allowed to see display means disposed in front of his or her eyes. By causing a part of a screen area of the display means to be in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100085464 - Image pickup apparatus, solid-state imaging device, and image generating method: In an image pickup apparatus of the present invention, a CCD 11 in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a two-dimensional array, thereof the number of effective horizontal pixels is H and the number of effective vertical pixels is V; a aspect switching operator 18 that sets one... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100085466 - Image pickup unit, optical unit, and manufacturing method for the image pickup unit: A manufacturing method for an optical unit includes: a step of bonding plural lens wafers, on which optical components are formed, and forming a lens unit wafer including plural lens units; a step of bonding a bending optical element wafer including plural bending optical elements to a first surface of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100085465 - Image sensor device with opaque coating: The invention provides an image sensor device. The image sensor device includes a chip package and an opaque coating. The chip package includes an image sensor array chip, wherein a set of optical elements connect to the image sensor array chip, and an outer frame shielding the optical elements. The... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100085468 - Apparatus and method of capturing image: An apparatus for capturing an image of a scene including an image capturing unit and a data processing unit. The image capturing unit may generate light field data and may include a first optical having at least two portions with at least two different fields of view, a sensing unit... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100085470 - Automatic focusing apparatus: An automatic focusing apparatus for performing focus adjustment of an object image includes an image pickup portion, an evaluating portion, a focus motor for driving a focus lens, and drive controlling portion. The image pickup portion converts an optical signal of an object image into an electric video signal. The... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100085467 - Image pickup device capable of providing gps coordinates of subject to be shot and method for detecting gps coordinates thereof: A image pickup device capable of providing GPS coordinates of a subject to be shot and a method for detecting GPS coordinates thereof are described. The method includes the following steps. A first longitude, a first latitude, and a first altitude of a location of a image pickup device are... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20100085469 - User input apparatus, digital camera, input control method, and computer product: A user input apparatus includes a display screen that displays selectable items; a receiving unit that receives operational input from a user; a display control unit that causes to be displayed on the display screen as objects, the selectable items and a 3-dimensional virtual space centered about a vantage point... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100085471 - Different aspects of electronic pens: A miniaturized optical component (36) for a camera pen has the shape of a plate and comprises at least two non-overlapping radiation-transmitting sections: an imaging section (36′) configured to transmit an image of an object plane, and an illuminating section (36″) configured to transmit illuminating radiation towards the object plane.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100085472 - Image recording apparatus and control method thereof: Disclosed is an image recording apparatus capable of preventing maloperations when entering into sleep mode. The image recording apparatus comprises a display module, a detecting unit, a power supply unit, a first switch, a second switch and a control unit having an interrupt unit. The control unit controls the first... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20100085473 - Encapsulant module with opaque coating: The invention provides an encapsulant module for an image sensor device. The module includes an outer frame, a set of optical elements, and an opaque coating. The outer frame includes an enclosing wall and a first opening surrounded by the enclosing wall. The set of optical elements connects to and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100085474 - Camera module: A camera module has a sensor unit holding an image sensor and a lens unit holding a taking lens. The sensor unit and the lens unit are joined in such a manner that an imaging plane of the image sensor is orthogonal to an optical axis of the taking lens.... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100085476 - Apparatus and method for low angle interpolation: An apparatus of low angle interpolation is disclosed, which includes a low angle calculation circuit, a direction decision circuit, a post-processing circuit, an interpolator and a line buffer. According to a counterclockwise operating matrix and a clockwise operating matrix whose shapes look like triangles, the invention calculates sum of absolute... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100085477 - Display device: The display device including: a display panel; a backlight; a memory for converting frame rate of an input video signal and outputting a video signal; an interpolation frame generation unit for generating an interpolation frame based on the video signal output from the memory; a histogram generator for generating a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100085475 - Method and system for calculating interlace artifact in motion pictures: A method and system for calculating an interlace artifact in image data are disclosed. A motion picture of the image data comprises a series of frames, captured at a predefined interval of time. During processing of the motion picture, the frames are divided into fields, each field comprising one or... Agent: Lester H. Birnbaum
20100085478 - Image displaying device and method, and image processing device and method: In an image displaying device that includes a frame rate converting (FRC) portion, deterioration in image quality particularly of a telop part is prevented. The FRC portion 100 includes a motion vector detecting portion 101 and an interpolation frame generating portion 102. The motion vector detecting portion 101 includes a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100085479 - Video signal processing apparatus and method thereof: A motion amount at a pixel position to be interpolated of a field of interest is calculated. A difference coefficient between frames is calculated based on video signals of two fields which are adjacent to the field of interest and are separated by one frame. A motion intensity between fields... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100085480 - Image processor, and image processing method: When correcting (converting) a video signal from an imaging system and a recording system to be faithfully reproduced on a display device, this image processor corrects (converts) the video signal to a video equal to that reproduced by an ideal display device intended by an imaging person. Therefore, the image... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100085481 - Frame based video matching: A method for identifying videos within a corpus of reference videos that match a query video is presented. The method includes receiving an input search criteria including search and matching parameters. The method includes indexing each reference video frame by frame and determining a visual signature based on visual signatures... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP
20100085482 - Interface circuit and video apparatus: An interface circuit includes: a first transmitting section transmitting a first signal as an in-phase signal to an external device through a transmission path; and a second transmitting section transmitting a clock signal, which is synchronized with the first signal to be transmitted by the first transmitting section, as a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100085483 - Dedicated button of remote control for advertisement delivery using interactive television: Method and system is disclosed for delivering targeted advertisements to a user by employing an interactive television system. A dedicated button of a remote control is used to control the operation of rendering the advertisement to the user with the great simplicity. An icon for advertisement is displayed on the... Agent: Yang Pan Intellectual Power Pte Ltd
20100085484 - Broadcast receiver and method for displaying channel information: A broadcast receiver and method for displaying channel information, are discussed. According to an embodiment, a method for displaying channel information using a broadcast receiver, includes tuning, by the broadcast receiver, to at least one channel if a channel edition mode is provided, and processing video signals of the tuned... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100085485 - Display system for outputting analog and digital signals to a plurality of display apparatuses, system and method: There are provided a display apparatus, a display system and a display method. The display apparatus includes: a first input unit through which a first image signal having a first type is inputted; an image processing unit which processes the first image signal for display; a converting unit which converts... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100085486 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus includes a pixel difference calculator, a summing unit, a determining unit, and an output unit. The pixel difference calculator receives a present image having first pixels and a previous image having second pixels, calculates pixel differences between corresponding first and second pixels, and outputs positive and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100085487 - Joint enhancement of lightness, color and contrast of images and video: In some embodiments, color and contrast enhancement video processing may be done in one shot instead of adjusting one of color and contrast enhancement, then the other, and then going back to the first one to readjust because of the second adjustment. In some embodiments, global lightness adjustment, local contrast... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
20100085488 - Method and system for writing a reference frame into a reference frame memory: In a method and system for writing a reference frame having multiple pixels into a reference frame memory, the pixels of the reference frame are sampled to obtain a plurality of representative pixels. A multi-bit pixel value of each of the representative pixels is divided into a number (N) of... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100085489 - Methods and apparatus for generating a transport data stream with image data: A transport data stream is generated by generating a data stream of successive second data frames with a GOP structure for each program containing image data of an image of an image sequence recorded digitally and belonging to the respective program by a source encoder. The transmission start, transmission period... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100085490 - Multi-standard integrated television receiver: A multi-standard integrated television receiver is disclosed. According to the invention, a RF tracking filter is provided to receive a RF signal and then filter out a fifth order and above harmonics and a band-pass filter is provided to further eliminate harmonics. Moreover, a double quadrature mixer is provided to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100085491 - Projection system based on metamerism: The invention relates to a projection system for displaying at least one visual image based on three primary colours, comprising a signal processing unit for converting said visual image into at least a visual image based on four primary colours, a frequency band being associated to each colour primary, first... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100085492 - Display device and displaying method: One frame period that is a period when an image of one screen is displayed is divided into a dark display period when a relatively dark image is displayed and a bright display period when a relatively bright image is displayed. In the dark display period, each of scanning signal... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100085493 - Cabinet assembled with flat-panel television: A cabinet assembled with a flat-panel television includes a frame, a TV assembly, a bracket device, and a driver device. A groove opening is defined on a top surface of the frame to allow the TV assembly to pass through. The TV assembly is mounted on the bracket device and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100085494 - In-vehicle apparatus: An in-vehicle apparatus such as a navigation system can be installed in an instrument panel in a vehicle, and includes a main unit, a display for displaying video output from the main unit, and a holder frame for holding the display and for adjustably connecting to the main unit. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100079573 - System and method for video telephony by converting facial motion to text: A video telephony system includes an electronic device having communications circuitry to establish a communication with a second electronic device. The second electronic device may include an image generating device for generating a sequence of images of a user of the second electronic device. The first electronic device may receive... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100079574 - Multi-media controlling system, device and method for controlling data transmission and processing: A multi-media equipment controlling system, a device and method for controlling data transmission and processing are disclosed. Controlling data corresponding to multiple media type streams is sent to a controlled terminal equipment, the controlled terminal equipment controls multi-media equipments generating corresponding media type stream respectively, according to the controlling data... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20100079575 - Processing aspects of a video scene: Embodiments are configured to provide video conferencing functionality including using pre-processing and/or post-processing features to provide a video signal, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, components of a video conferencing system can operate to provide a video signal based in part on the use of features... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100079576 - Display system and method: A display system is disclosed as including first and second visual display units (VDU's), each for displaying visual images for viewing; a first digital video camera for capturing images of a first individual viewing images displayed by the first VDU; at least second and third digital video cameras for capturing,... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP
20100079577 - Concealed regions complementing system of free viewpoint video images: A sender produces a background video image 4 from a reference video image 1 and a depth map 3 and synthesizes the background video image 4 in a background buffer 5. A projection converting matrix 6 for synthesizing is calculated. A receiver receives the reference video image 1, the depth... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100079578 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for three-dimensional image processing: An apparatus for processing a three-dimensional image includes a specified value acquiring unit that acquires characteristics of a stereoscopic display unit as specified parameters, the stereoscopic display unit displaying a multi-viewpoint image created by mapping each pixel position included in a plurality of viewpoint images according to the characteristics; an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100079579 - Image generating apparatus for generating three-dimensional image having high visibility: An image generating apparatus includes: a correction unit configured to correct point information indicating correspondence between a plurality of pieces of point information indicating feature points of subjects in an image and a plurality of pieces of distance information of the respective pieces of point information so as to reduce... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100079580 - Apparatus and method for biomedical imaging: This is an imaging system configured and optimized for capturing two dimensional images of a desired section of body tissue and converting these images into three dimensional virtual environment images. These three dimensional virtual environment images are then viewed at multiple immersive omnidirectional viewing angles. The viewing angles are then... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100079581 - 3d camera using flash with structured light: An imaging device capable of capturing depth information or surface profiles of objects is disclosed herein. The imaging device uses an enclosed flashing unit to project a sequence of structured light patterns onto an object and captures the light patterns reflected from the surfaces of the object by using an... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100079582 - Method and system for capturing and using automatic focus information: Methods and digital image capture devices are provided for capturing and using automatic focus information. Methods include building a three dimension (3D) focus map for a digital image on a digital image capture device, using the 3D focus map in processing the digital image, and storing the digital image. Digital... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100079583 - Actor-mounted motion capture camera: The present invention relates to computer capture of object motion. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to capturing of facial movement or performance of an actor. Embodiments of the present invention provide a head-mounted camera system that allows the movements of an actor's face to be captured separately... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20100079584 - 2d/3d switchable autostereoscopic display apparatus and method: A two dimensional/three dimensional (2D/3D) switchable autostereoscopic display apparatus and method to selectively display a 2D image and a 3D image using two displays and a convertible lens. When outputting the 2D image, the 2D/3D switchable autostereoscopic display apparatus may control a first display to output a white image/white light,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100079585 - Interactive theater with audience participation: A method for providing differing image streams to audience members in an interactive theater setting. The method includes positioning optical filters such as shuttered glasses between audience members and a display surface. During a display period, two or more image streams are provided on the display surface with the optical... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100079586 - Video signal selector and medical image filing system therewith: A video signal selector has a selector switch for selectively outputting one of an endoscopic video signal and an ultrasonic video signal, and a selector control circuit for controlling the selector switch. The selector switch selects the endoscopic video signal by default. The selector control circuit switches the selector switch... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100079587 - Endoscope system: A small diameter of an endoscope is maintained, and both normal imaging with a visible light and fluorescence imaging can be performed. An endoscope system is provided in which a plurality of imaging devices that detect a reflected light of an illumination light reflected by a somatoscopy part or an... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100079588 - Image processing apparatus, method, and computer readable medium: Provided is an image processing apparatus comprising a recording section that records information identifying diseases in association with polarization characteristics of disease positions having a disease; an image acquiring section that acquires a polarized image captured at an observed position by an endoscope, the polarized image being captured using light... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100079589 - Imaging apparatus and mode appropriateness evaluating method: An imaging apparatus incorporating a plurality of scene modes is provided with: an automatic appropriate mode determining portion that, while shooting of a moving image is in progress, automatically determines at least one scene mode appropriate for a shooting scene of the moving image; and a scene mode comparison portion... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100079590 - Method and system for video-based road characterization, lane detection and departure prevention: A method and system for video-based road departure warning for a vehicle on a road, is provided. Road departure warning involves receiving an image of a road in front of the vehicle from a video imager, and detecting one or more road markings in the image corresponding to markings on... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100079592 - Method for monitoring a predetermined photographed area via a website: A method for monitoring an area with digital cameras via the Internet is disclosed which uses a database and server to provide user interface to the camera and storage capabilities.... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100079591 - Window of infrared surveillance camera: Disclosed therein is a window of an infrared surveillance camera, which can prevent that the window gets damp even though there is a difference in temperature between the inside and the outside of the surveillance camera due to a long time operation of the surveillance camera. The window includes: an... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm
20100079593 - Surveillance camera assembly for a checkout system: A surveillance camera assembly for a checkout system which captures images of a checkout environment. The surveillance camera assembly includes a panoramic mirror and a camera for capturing images of a checkout environment. The camera sends the images to a security computer.... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100079594 - Unattended surveillance device and associated methods: The unattended surveillance device may include a housing to be positioned for unattended surveillance, a video camera associated with or carried by the housing to capture video, and an image processor carried by the housing and cooperating with the video camera. The image processor extracts moving objects in the foreground... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist
20100079595 - Televisions with reduced power consumption: Described herein are systems and methods that reduce power consumption for a television that includes an LCD display. Power conservation systems and methods described herein alter video information in one or more inactive portions of a display area such that the altered video information decreases power consumption.... Agent: William J. Plut Honeywood Technologies, LLC
20100079596 - Device and method for automatically testing display device: A method for automatically testing display device. The method includes steps of: capturing an image; acquiring a horizontal strip of a to-be-tested image which includes at least a portion of each of the color interval column of the image; comparing a standard deviation A of RGB values of pixels in... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100079597 - Methods and apparatus for determining the operating state of audio-video devices: Methods and apparatus for identifying the operating state of an audio-video (AV) device are described. Example methods and apparatus include monitoring messages transmitted via a data bus in a first AV device, wherein the data bus is communicatively coupled to a processor and an AV network controller of the first... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100079598 - Robust stereo calibration system and method for accurate digital image correlation measurements: A stereo calibration method is proposed to calibrate an interface's shape and position when the measurement system is in one media and measures deformation and strain of an object that is submerged in a different media. After the interface's shape and position are modeled by parameters, an explicit model of... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100079599 - Terminal device, connectable position information display method and program: A terminal device includes: a communication means radio communicatable to access points; a storage means for storing a database associating identification information and position information of an access point connected with the communication means in association with each other; a position information acquiring section that acquires current position information; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100079600 - Printer cpu with vliw processor: A controller is provided having an interface for receiving data and a very long instruction word (VLIW) processor connected to the interface for processing the received data to generate processed data. The VLIW processor has four processing units each connected by a cross bar switch and each interconnected to their... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100079602 - Method and apparatus for alignment of an optical assembly with an image sensor: A method is described for positioning an image sensor at a point of best focus for a lens. The lens has an optical axis and the image sensor is moved to a plurality of positions along the optical axis. The image sensor captures an image of a target image at... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100079601 - Method for enabling auto-focus function, electronic device thereof, recording medium thereof, and computer program product using the method: A method for enabling an auto-focus function, an electronic device thereof, a recording medium thereof, and a computer program product using the method are provided for the electronic device having a function of capturing images. In the present method, whether the electronic device is in a static state is first... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100079603 - Motion smoothing in video stabilization: A motion stabilizing techniques are described. A frame of video is represented at least by frame position information. Savitzky-Golay filtering may be applied on frame position information. The resulting filtered video may have reduced visible jitteriness.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100079604 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus includes a lens frame 12 which holds a focus correction lens 11a and is movable in an optical axis direction, optical axis direction position detectors 19a to 19c which are arranged on one of the lens frame 12 and a supporting portion 13 inside a barrel and... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100079605 - Sensor-assisted motion estimation for efficient video encoding: An apparatus comprising a sensor assisted video encoder (SaVE) configured to estimate global motion in a video sequence using sensor data, at least one sensor coupled to the SaVE and configured to generate the sensor data, and a camera equipped device coupled to the SaVE and the sensor and configured... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20100079606 - Motion stabilization: Stabilization for devices such as hand-held camcoders segments a low-resolution frame into a region of reliable estimation, finds a global motion vector for the region at high resolution, and uses the global motion vector to compensate for jitter.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100079607 - Method and system for managing an imaging device by an electronic device located remotely to the imaging device: A method and system enables the control of an imaging device by an electronic device located remotely to the imaging device. The method includes displaying a media captured by the imaging device at the electronic device using at least one of Bluetooth basic rate technique and Bluetooth enhanced data rate... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100079609 - Apparatus and method of obtaining high resolution image: Disclosed is a high resolution image obtaining apparatus and method. The high resolution image obtaining apparatus may divide an input image frame into a background region and foreground region and apply an optimized resolution enhancement algorithm to each region, thereby effectively obtaining a high resolution image frame with respect to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100079613 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and computer program: An image capturing apparatus including an image input unit configured to input an image to be captured; a face detecting unit configured to detect a face of at least one photographic subject included in the input image; a face-attribute detecting unit configured to detect attribute information of the detected face;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100079612 - Method and apparatus for processing images acquired by camera mounted in vehicle: An apparatus processes an image acquired by a single camera mounted in a vehicle, the image imaging a field of view on and along a road on which the vehicle runs. In the apparatus, from the acquired image, a region indicative of a target vehicle is extracted. Based on an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100079608 - Method and apparatus for super-resolution imaging using digital imaging devices: A super-resolution image is generated from a sequence of low resolution images. In one embodiment, the image shift information is measured for each of the low resolution images using an image stabilization component of an imaging device. The shift information is used to generate the super-resolution image. In another embodiment,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100079611 - Solid-state imaging device, imaging apparatus, and ad conversion gain adjusting method: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel unit in which unit pixels outputting processing target signals are arranged in a horizontal direction and scanning lines are wired such that the processing target signals can be read out in order in a vertical direction within a repetition unit of an array... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100079614 - Image correction apparatus, image correction method and storage medium for image correction program: An image correction apparatus comprises an image capture unit configured to capture image data, a separator unit configured to separate the image data into luminance data and color-difference data, a conversion unit configured to convert the color-difference data into a set of amplitude values in a spatial frequency domain, a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100079615 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, and storage medium: An image processing method comprises obtaining a color input image obtained by taking an image using an optical system 101, calculating an amount of characteristics relating to a color of a pixel in the input image as a first calculating step (S4), performing an image restoration process for the input... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100079617 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor configured to capture an object image, a selection unit configured to automatically select a sensitivity of the image sensor from a predetermined selectable range, and an image processing unit configured to execute correction processing in which a signal of an image captured by... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100079616 - Imaging apparatus, control method thereof, and program: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device generating an image signal on a subject image; a shooting control mechanism dividing an exposure to be made to the imaging device in an exposure period into a plurality of times of exposures; an adding mechanism adding individual image signals obtained by the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100079618 - Light source estimation device, light source estimation system, light source estimation method, device for super-resolution, and method for super-resolution: An imaging device condition determination section determines whether a condition of an imaging device is suitable for obtaining light source information. When it is determined to be suitable, a light source image obtaining section obtains a light source image by the imaging device. A first imaging device information obtaining section... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20100079620 - Imaging apparatus, variable speed imaging method, and recording medium storing program thereof: In an imaging apparatus, a continuous shooting speed change controlling section (3) generates an instruction to change a continuous shooting speed (in other words, a recording frame rate) to, for example, 30 fps, 150 fps, or 300 fps. When the continuous shooting speed is changed by the continuous shooting speed... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100079619 - Automatically transmitting images from an electronic camera to a service provider using a network configuration file: A network configuration file is generated at a host computer and downloaded to a digital camera. This file contains instruction information for communicating with a selected destination via a communications interface. The digital camera includes a “send” button or LCD icon which allows the user to easily transmit one or... Agent: Pamela R. Crocker Patent Legal Staff
20100079621 - Image processing method and apparatus for generating and displaying screen nail images: An exemplary image processing method and apparatus, and an exemplary digital photographing apparatus, may develop and display a screen nail image and a face screen nail image rather than a full resolution image. The screen nail image may be generated using RAW data output from an image sensor, a predetermined... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100079622 - Imaging device, setting-value changing method, and computer program product: An imaging device includes an imaging element that takes an image of a target object and output an image signal corresponding to the image; a storage unit that stores therein a zero-point adjustment reference value; a brightness detecting unit that detects a brightness of the target object; and a reference-value... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100079623 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method and storage medium: A digital camera includes a CCD for image capturing a subject and obtaining a reference image thereof, a lens optical system, a zoom drive unit, and an AF drive unit for performing an optical zoom action, a facial detection portion for detecting a face from the reference image captured by... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100079627 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and computer readable medium: Provided is an image processing apparatus comprising an image acquiring section that acquires an image captured through an optical system having an optical transfer function that depends at least on distance to an object point, the optical system holding spread of light from the object point substantially constant regardless of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100079624 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, imaging apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a motion vector detecting unit configured to detect, for each field of a signal, a motion vector in each of a plurality of vector detection areas within the field, a determining unit configured to determine, for each field, a group area obtained by grouping the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100079626 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and image pickup apparatus: The image processing method includes a step of acquiring an image generated by image pickup through an optical system, and a step of performing image restoration processing on the image using an image restoration filter created such that its filter values have a two-dimensional distribution based on aberration information of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100079625 - Image sensing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and program: An image sensing apparatus includes an image sensor, an optical element disposed in front of the image sensor, and a foreign substance information generation unit that generates foreign substance information for a still image from a foreign substance image obtained by sensing a foreign substance that adheres to the optical... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100079628 - Imaging apparatus: A CCD image sensor has an imaging surface composed of an effective pixel area and OB areas, and first and second light receiving element groups on even-numbered and odd-numbered columns respectively in the imaging surface. These light receiving element groups have separately-controllable exposure times, and they are set to low... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100079629 - Apparatus and method for correcting defective pixel: Disclosed is an apparatus for correcting a value of a defective pixel based on values of neighboring pixels of the defective pixel, the apparatus includes a plurality of first-stage median filters for receiving a value of a target pixel and values of neighboring pixels of the target pixel, and outputting... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100079630 - Image processing apparatus, imaging device, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus includes a blur reproducing unit that generates blur-reproduced image data by reproducing a predetermined blur of a lens, with respect to blur-corrected image data of which an initial data is input image data inputted from an image sensor; a blur correcting unit that corrects the blur-corrected... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100079632 - Correlated double sampling pixel: A correlated double sampling (CDS) pixel and methods of operating the same are provided. The CDS pixel includes a sensor circuit to generate a voltage value corresponding to electromagnetic radiation received on a photodetector included therein, and a sample and hold (S/H) stage including a sample switching-element and first and... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
20100079633 - Image sensor and manufacturing method of image sensor: Disclosed are an image sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The image sensor can include a readout circuitry formed on a first substrate; an interlayer dielectric layer including at least one metal and contact plug electrically connected to the readout circuitry; and an image sensing device formed on... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100079637 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: Provided is an image sensor that comprises a readout circuitry, an electrical junction region, an interconnection, and an image sensing device. The readout circuitry is disposed at a first substrate. The electrical junction region is electrically connected to the readout circuitry at the first substrate. The interconnection is disposed in... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100079638 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: Provided is an image sensor that comprises a readout circuitry, an interlayer dielectric, an interconnection, an image sensing device, an ion implantation region, a contact, and a pixel separation layer. The readout circuitry is disposed at a first substrate. The interlayer dielectric is disposed on the first substrate. The interconnection... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100079639 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: An image sensor and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. An image sensor comprises a readout circuitry, an interlayer dielectric, an interconnection, an image sensing device, and a contact. The readout circuitry is formed at a first substrate. The interlayer dielectric is formed on the first substrate. The... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100079640 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: An image sensor and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The image sensor can include a readout circuitry on a first substrate, a metal line on the first substrate and electrically connected to the readout circuitry, an insulation layer on the metal line, an electrode on the insulation... Agent: Joon Hwang
20100079641 - Imaging apparatus and method for driving solid-state imaging element: In an imaging apparatus having a plurality of pixel portions containing photoelectric converting portions, each of the pixel portions is provided with a writing transistor and a reading transistor, which contain a floating gate provided above a semiconductor substrate in order to store thereinto electric charges generated in the photoelectric... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100079642 - Optical element wafer and method for manufacturing optical element wafer, optical element, optical element module, electronic element wafer module, electronic element module, and electronic information device: A method for manufacturing an optical element wafer according to the present invention, in which a plurality of optical elements are arranged in two dimensions, includes: a replica forming step of forming a replica, in which an optical element shape is formed on a front surface side, in each of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100079635 - Optical element wafer module, optical element module, method for manufacturing optical element module, electronic element wafer module, method for manufacturing electronic element module, electronic element module and electronic information device: An optical element module according to the present invention includes a plurality of optical elements laminated therein, each optical element including: an optical surface at a center portion thereof; and a spacer section having a predetermined thickness on an outer circumference side of the optical surface, wherein an adhesive is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100079636 - Photoelectric conversion device and method for making the same: A photoelectric conversion device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first insulating film on the semiconductor substrate, a second insulating film on the first insulating film, a third insulating film on the second insulating film, and a wiring disposed in the third insulating film, the wiring being a wiring layer closest... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100079634 - Solid-state image sensor: A solid-state image sensor includes a pixel array, and an analog to digital converter for converting a voltage signal read from the pixel array from analog to digital form, wherein the analog to digital converter includes a counter counting a first clock signal for a period depending on a voltage... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100079631 - Very small pixel pitch focal plane array and method for manufacturng thereof: A method for manufacturing an imaging device is provided. The method comprises forming a contact pad over a semiconductor substrate. The contact pad has a malleable metal. The method further comprises providing a readout circuit having a first side and a contact plug. The contact plug has a base affixed... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100079643 - Active pixel sensor with reduced fixed pattern noise: An image sensor includes pixels each of which is designed to transfer charge, accumulated in a photoactive region of the pixel during a first period, through a second active region of the pixel to a power supply node, and to transfer charge, accumulated in the photoactive region during a second... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100079645 - Cmos imager and system with selectively silicided gates: The invention also relates to an apparatus and method for selectively providing a silicide coating over the transistor gates of a CMOS imager to improve the speed of the transistor gates. The method further includes an apparatus and method for forming a self aligned photo shield over the CMOS imager.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100079644 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling flash emission: An imaging apparatus includes: flash driving means for driving a flash during a set preliminary emission period and a set main emission period; and an image sensor constituted by a plurality of photoelectric converting elements which are arranged in a matrix and capable of being accessed randomly. The charge accumulation... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100079648 - Driving method of solid-state imaging apparatus: A driving method of a solid-state imaging apparatus including multiple reference level supplying units each arranged correspondingly to a predetermined number of signal holding units, to supply a reference level to an output node of the signal holding unit through the selecting unit, wherein the method includes steps of: performing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100079651 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: An image sensor and a method of manufacturing an image sensor. An image sensor may include a first pixel. A first pixel may include a first photodiode and a first readout circuit. An image sensor may include a second pixel. A second pixel may include a second photodiode and a... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100079649 - Image sensor system with synchronized swithced-mode power supply: The invention relates to an image sensor comprising an integrated circuit chip incorporating a matrix of rows and columns of photosensitive pixels and a read amplifier, the amplifier supplying successive signals representing the lighting of the different pixels of the image, with a pixel reading frequency determined by a system... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100079650 - Imaging apparatus and method for driving solid-state imaging element: In an imaging apparatus equipped with a solid-state imagining element includes: a photoelectric converting portion; a floating gate provided above a semiconductor substrate, for storing thereinto electric charges generated in the photoelectric converting portion; and a writing transistor for injecting the electric charges generated in the photoelectric converting portion into... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100079647 - Solid-state image pickup device, semiconductor device, and camera system: A solid-state image pickup device includes a pixel array including pixels, each having a photoelectric conversion element and a detecting unit detecting an acquired electric signal, arranged in a matrix, a signal line provided for each column of the pixel array and connected to the detecting unit through a switching... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100079646 - Vertical 4-way shared pixel in a single column with internal reset and no row select: A method and apparatus for reducing space and pixel circuit complexity by using a 4-way shared vertically aligned pixels in a same column. The at least four pixels in the pixel circuit share a reset transistor and a source follower transistor, can have a plurality of same colored pixels and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100079652 - Solid-state image pickup device and driving method therefor, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image pickup device includes a plurality of light sensing sections; a plurality of vertical transfer registers configured to transfer signal charge of the plurality of light sensing sections in the vertical direction; a horizontal transfer register configured to transfer the signal charge in the horizontal direction; a floating... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100079654 - Picture frame with internal camera source: An apparatus for taking and displaying photographs includes a back surface, an image display surface, and a camera assembly in electrical communication with the image display surface. The camera assembly is disposed along opposed edges of the back surface and the image display surface and includes a lens that is... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert. P.A.
20100079655 - Method of controlling digital image signal processing apparatus and digital image signal processing apparatus operated by the same: An exemplary digital image signal processing apparatus which performs image signal processing on an input image to generate a captured image includes first and second displays. The digital image signal processing apparatus may be operated by a method in which the first display displays a first image corresponding to the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100079653 - Portable computing system with a secondary image output: A system for image projection. The image projection system may include a portable computing system, which includes at least a secondary image output and a camera. The image projection system may correct images projected by the secondary image output for image distortion using images captured by the camera and measurements... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Apple, Inc.
20100079657 - Imaging apparatus for reading information: The optical path of the light having spread at each point of an object to be shot is limited by an iris unit of a density filter. Since the density filter unit has a desired transmittance characteristic, the amount of the light passing through the density filter unit continuously changes... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100079658 - Lens unit, image pickup apparatus, electronic device and an image aberration control method: A lens unit using an aberration control module is disclosed. The lens unit can be operable to intentionally produce aberration. In the lens unit, a point-spread-function of a light beam passing through the lens unit becomes substantially circular.... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100079656 - Lens, lens module and camera module: A lens includes an optical portion and a mounting portion. The optical portion refracts a first portion of light from an object incident on the optical portion to form an image of the object. The mounting portion surrounds the optical portion. The mounting portion includes at least one light dispersing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100079659 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and computer readable medium: Provided is an image capturing apparatus comprising an image capturing section; an optical system that has an optical transfer characteristic that remains substantially constant with regard to distance to an object point due to modulation of a wavefront of light from the object point, and that modulates the wavefront of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100079660 - Lens driver, camera module, imaging apparatus, and camera-equipped mobile terminal: A lens driver includes: an imaging lens; a housing accommodating the lens; a spring member provided between the lens and the housing and holding the lens in the housing movably in the optical axis direction; a coil moving the lens in the optical axis direction; a magnet spaced apart from... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100079661 - Portable electronic device with camera module: An exemplary portable electronic device includes: a main body, a camera module, a protecting cover, and a fill-in light emitting module. The camera module has a camera, and the camera module is disposed in the main body. The camera is exposed and positioned against an outer surface of the main... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100079662 - Image sensor and method of driving transfer transistor of image sensor: Provided is a 4-transistor CMOS image in which a driving condition or a pixel structure is changed so that a transfer transistor in a pixel operates in a pinch-off condition during reset and transfer operations in order to reduce dark current and fixed-pattern noise caused by a change in an... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100079663 - User interface module for digital camera and digital camera including the same: A digital camera and a user interface module of the digital camera that includes: a front cover which includes a window onto which an image is projected; a touch panel which is disposed at the back of the front cover, and outputs an image on the window while detecting touch... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100079664 - Mounting and bracket for an actor-mounted motion capture camera system: The present invention relates to computer capture of object motion. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to capturing of facial movement or performance of an actor. Embodiments of the present invention provide a mounting bracket for a head-mounted motion capture camera system. In many embodiments, the mounting bracket... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20100079665 - Frame interpolation device: A frame interpolation device includes: a motion vector detecting module configured to divide each of input frame images into a plurality of blocks and detect motion vectors by performing block matching; a distribution detecting module configured to detect a distribution of spatial frequency components of a current input frame image;... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100079666 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus which is connectable to an external apparatus having a function of converting a video signal of a first resolution into a video signal of a second resolution higher than the first resolution by inserting pixels with a predetermined luminance value includes an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100079667 - Method and apparatus for increasing the frame rate of a video signal: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for increasing the frame rate of an input video signal by interpolating video frames between original video frames of the input video signal and inserting interpolated video frames between original video frames of the input video signal to produce an output video signal... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100079668 - Video de-interlacing: In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, de-interlacing may be accomplished by using an edge gradient to select a best interpolation direction for several adjacent pixels between two lines of interlaced video. The interpolation of the intermediate line is performed using the best direction. Then the pixels in... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
20100079669 - Image display apparatus and image display method: A sub-field lighting image display apparatus according to the present invention improves a dynamic false contour, motion judder, and the like occurring when displaying an image to which frame rate conversion is applied. A frame rate conversion section converts a frame rate for an input image. A motion vector detection... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100079670 - Multi-view content casting systems and methods: In an exemplary method, a plurality of video feeds carrying data representative of a plurality of event views is transformed into at least one video signal. The at least one video signal is distributed over at least one television carrier channel associated with a television programming channel and is received... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100079672 - Display apparatus capable of moving image and control method thereof: A display apparatus capable of moving an image and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a display unit, an interface which receives image coordinate information and image source information from an external device that displays the image, and a controller which controls the display unit to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100079671 - Systems and methods for graphical control of picture-in-picture windows: Systems and methods are provided for presenting a picture-in-picture (PIP) window on a television or other display generated by a set-top box (STB) or other video receiver. The picture-in-picture window is presented in conjunction with a navigation feature on the display. A two-dimensional input associated with the navigation feature is... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100079673 - Video processing apparatus and method thereof: A video processing apparatus according to the invention detects telops displayed in an entered video, selects specific telops which satisfy arbitrary conditions from among the telops, acquires a plurality of specific telops within an arbitrary time range as one group from among the plurality of specific telops, coordinates two of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100079674 - Information processing apparatus and method, computer program, and information processing system: An information processing apparatus includes: video-signal transmitting and receiving means for transmitting/receiving a video signal to/from one or more external apparatuses; image-quality-improvement processing means for applying image quality improvement processing based on an image quality improvement processing function of the information processing apparatus to the video signal; holding means for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100079675 - Video displaying apparatus, video displaying system and video displaying method: An image processing apparatus includes a video displaying apparatus which composites information including at least one of a graphic and a text to a video and displays the composite video. The video displaying apparatus comprises a display processing unit configured to display a person area of a person included in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100079676 - Providing multi-user views: Providing multiple interleaved views for multiple viewers who are using a single display. The display may be, for example, the display of a computing device such as a laptop computer. Alternatively, the display may be the display of a television, gaming device, a projection screen, and so forth. Shutter glasses... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Office
20100079677 - Input apparatus: An input apparatus includes an input unit that receives a predetermined motion image signal, a motion detecting unit that detects a motion from the motion image signal received by the input unit, a video signal processing unit that outputs a predetermined video signal when a motion detected by the motion... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100079678 - Demodulator device and demodulation method for reducing pcr jitter: A demodulator device for a digital TV receiver includes a symbol-deinterleaver performing symbol-based deinterleaving, a bit-deinterleaver performing bit-based deinterleaving, a demapper performing demapping, and a Viterbi decoder performing Viterbi decoding, wherein one of the symbol-deinterleaver, the bit-deinterleaver, and the demapper includes a memory storing data that has undergone symbol-deinterleaving, and... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100079679 - System and method of power management in conditional access based receivers: An integrated cable-ready digital TV receiver includes a digital TV receiver system, a cable receiver system, a power control system for controlling a first power supply to the digital TV receiver system and a second power supply to the cable receiver system. The power control system is configured to control... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100079682 - Systems and methods for automatic configuration of a remote control device: A remote control device establishes a bi-directional communication with a television receiver and uploads a set of remote control codes associated with a target component selected by the user. One method includes storing, within a television receiver, a set of remote control codes associated with a corresponding set of component... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100079680 - Systems and methods for configuration of a remote control device: A remote control device establishes a bi-directional communication with a television receiver and uploads a set of remote control codes associated with a target component selected by the user. One method includes storing, within a television receiver, a set of remote control codes associated with a corresponding set of component... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100079681 - Systems and methods for graphical control of symbol-based features in a television receiver: Systems and methods provide for graphically controlling numeric, alphanumeric or other symbol-based features on a set top box (STB) or other television receiver. A keypad image is presented on the display that includes key images corresponding to the symbol-based features. A two-dimensional input is received from the remote control that... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100079683 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus is provided which, when projecting a video onto a curved surface of an object for display, can realize an undistorted display of the video. The measuring means outputs the distance information representing the distance to the object. Based on the distance information produced by the measuring means,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100079684 - Image processing device, projection system, and image processing method: An image processing device in a projection system that includes a first image generation section adapted to project first image on a projection surface and a second image generation section adapted to project second image on the projection surface so as to overlap the first image is disclosed. The image... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100079685 - Spatial light modulator performing a gamma correction: An image projection system implemented with a spatial light modulator (SLM) comprises a plurality of pixel elements each includes a pixel memory wherein said SLM receives inputted bit data representing an image from an external image source to write the inputted data into said pixel memory wherein said SLM further... Agent: Bo-in LinPrevious industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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