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20100188473 - Conferencing system utilizing a mobile communication device as an interface: Initiating a conference in a conferencing system (e.g., a videoconferencing or aduioconferencing system). Input may be received to the conferencing system from a mobile communication device. The input may specify one or more participants in the videoconference, e.g., by selecting from contact information stored on the mobile communication device. Accordingly,... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100188476 - Image quality of video conferences: A method (and corresponding system and computer program product) providing high image quality video conferences at low network bandwidth usage. Video images are captured at a high resolution and downsampled to a low resolution before transmitted over a network. When the downsampled video images are received, they are upconverted back... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100188475 - Method of controlling a video conference: The invention concerns a method of controlling a video conference with two or more participants (1, 2, 3, 4), and a video conference server and a computer program product to execute this method. A topic of the video conference is dynamically determined (303, 313). A participant data base comprising associations... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20100188474 - Systems for capturing images through a display: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a visual-collaborative system enabling geographically distributed groups to engage in face-to-face, interactive collaborative video conferences. In one aspect, a visual-collaborative system (400) comprises a display screen, a camera system, and a projector. The display screen (402) has a first surface (410) and... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100188477 - Updating a local view: A method including creating a local view for a local endpoint, where the local view is created from a local topology for the local endpoint, where the local topology is created from a central topology, scanning for a request to change the local view for the local endpoint, and updating... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100188478 - Methods and systems for performing visual collaboration between remotely situated participants: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a visual-collaborative systems and methods enabling geographically distributed groups to engage in face-to-face, interactive collaborative video conferences. In one aspect, a method for establishing a collaborative interaction between a local participant and one or more remote participants includes capturing images of the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100188479 - Panoramic head for photographic and video-photographic equipment: A panoramic head (1; 80) for photographic and video-photographic equipment includes a first (2), a second (21; 81), and at least a third support member (40),which are articulated in series with one another respectively about a first, a second and at least a third positioning axis (P, T, L), respectively... Agent: Castellano PLLC
20100188480 - Single camera device and method for 3d video imaging using a refracting lens array: An embodiment of the present invention may include an apparatus that captures 3D images having a lens barrel. The lens barrel may include a lens disposed at the first end of the lens barrel, an image capture element at the second end of the lens barrel, and a pair of... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100188482 - Process and system for encoding and playback of stereoscopic video sequences: A method for decoding a compressed image stream, the image stream having a plurality of frames, each frame consisting of a merged image including pixels from a left image and pixels from a right image. The method involves the steps of receiving each merged image; changing a clock domain from... Agent: Anglehart Et Al.
20100188481 - Use of ray tracing for generating images for auto-stereo displays: Methods and apparatus for generating composite images for displays are provided. For some embodiments, ray tracing algorithms may be utilized to efficiently generate a composite image corresponding to multiple views. Because ray tracing is done on a per pixel basis, it is possible to generate pixel values for only those... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100188484 - Image data obtaining method and apparatus therefor: An image data obtaining method and apparatus therefor, where the image data obtaining method involves determining an image-capturing mode from among a first image-capturing mode for capturing an image of a target subject by using a filter having a first area for transmitting light and a second area for blocking... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100188485 - Live concert/event video system and method: One aspect of the invention is a method of providing video to attendees of a live concert. Video of different views of the live concert is captured. A plurality of video streams are provided to attendees of the live concert while the live concert is occurring. The plurality of digital... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100188483 - Single camera device and method for 3d video imaging using a refracting lens: An example embodiment of the present invention may include an apparatus that captures 3D images having a lens barrel, including a lens disposed at a first end of the lens barrel, an image capture element at the second end of the lens barrel, and a refracting lens positioned along the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100188486 - System and method for inspecting a wafer: An inspection system for inspecting a semiconductor wafer. The inspection system comprises an illumination setup for supplying broadband illumination. The broadband illumination can be of different contrasts, for example brightfield and darkfield broadband illumination. The inspection system further comprises a first image capture device and a second image capture device,... Agent: Axis Intellectual Capital Pte., Ltd.
20100188487 - Charge coupled device for obtaining a 3-dimensional digital image: The present invention relates to a charge coupled device, which is improved to obtain a distinct and clear 3-dimensional image without requiring separate equipment. The charge coupled device for obtaining a 3-dimensional image according to the present invention includes a main body (101), having an open top and a cavity... Agent: Berliner & Associates
20100188489 - Stereoscopic image display system and projection-type image display apparatus: An image display unit, such as a projection-type image display apparatus, displays a first image and a second image, having a predetermined parallax relative to the first image, onto a predetermined display region by dividing the first image and the second image temporally or spatially. First eyeglasses are to be... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP
20100188488 - Video customization and presentation systems and methods: A disclosed projection system includes a display that renders a video representing a sequence of original images each having a corresponding frame interval, and one or more viewing device(s). During each frame interval, multiple subimages are displayed that, in some cases, average together to approximate an original image corresponding to... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (sc)
20100188490 - Billboards: An apparatus for displaying images includes an enclosure (11), a frame (20) installed in the enclosure (11) and adapted to hold an interlaced image (21), and an optical barrier (12) spaced from the frame (20) and adapted to obscure portions of an installed interlaced image (21).... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100188491 - Solid-state imaging device, endoscope apparatus, and drive method of solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes plural pixel portions and a signal reading section. Each of the plural pixel portions includes a photoelectric conversion portion, and plural charge storage portions a selected one of which can store charge generated in the photoelectric conversion portion. The signal reading section independently reads out... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100188492 - Method and device for incremental wavelength variation to analyze tissue: A method of imaging a target using a miniaturized imaging device is disclosed comprising providing a miniaturized imaging device having a stationary lens system and an imaging array, wherein the distance from a distal end of the stationary lens system to the imaging array is fixed. The miniaturized imaging device... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100188493 - Endoscope adapter including light emitting diode, and adapter type endoscope: An endoscope adapter including a light emitting diode includes: a detachable portion to be attached to an adapter attaching portion provided on a distal end portion of an insertion portion, the insertion portion including inside thereof at least one image-forming optical system; an adapter main body including an adapter side... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100188494 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit operable to capture a subject to generate image data, an extracting unit operable to extract feature quantity information indicative of a feature of the subject from the image data generated by the imaging unit, a storing unit operable to store the feature quantity... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100188495 - Vein authentication device: Provided in this invention is a vein authentication device comprising: an interface on which a part of a living body; one or more light sources for emitting infrared light; an image pickup unit for picking up a blood vessel image of the part of the living body using infrared light... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100188497 - Microscopic image capturing apparatus, microscopic image capturing method, and storage medium having a microscope image capturing program stored thereon: In a correction data storing unit of a digital camera which captures a microscopic image, image data of a light image without a sample, image data obtained by using a filter for removing a defective portion for the light image without a sample, image data where a region without being... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100188496 - Systems and methods for selective detection and imaging in coherent raman microscopy by spectral-temporal excitation shaping: A microscopy imaging system is disclosed that includes a light source system, a spectral shaper, a modulator system, an optics system, an optical detector and a processor. The light source system is for providing a first train of pulses and a second train of pulses. The spectral shaper is for... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20100188498 - Microscope system and its control method: A microscope system includes a light amount ratio changing unit for changing a ratio of the amount of light directed to a first optical path for directing an optical image of the sample to an eyepiece lens and a second optical path for directing an optical image of the sample... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100188499 - System and method for inspecting a wafer: A method and a system for inspecting a wafer. The system comprises an optical inspection head, a wafer table, a wafer stack, a XY table and vibration isolators. The optical inspection head comprises a number of illuminators, image capture devices, objective lens and other optical components. The system and method... Agent: Axis Intellectual Capital Pte., Ltd.
20100188500 - Apparatus and method for scanning the surface of a moving article: An apparatus and method for scanning a surface of an article moving along a travel path axis provide a compact sensor configuration. A first sensor unit has a first sensing field transversely directed toward the travel path axis and defining a first scanning zone. A second sensor unit has a... Agent: Jean-claude Boudreau
20100188501 - Appearance inspection device: An appearance inspection device for inspecting the appearance of test objects, comprising: a first and second conveying means 21 and 22a for conveying the test objects; a back/front reversal means 23 for turning over the front and back surfaces of the test objects being conveyed by the first conveying means... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100188502 - Optical image measurement device: A fundus oculi observation device acts as an optical image measurement device capable of measuring an OCT image such as a tomographic image of a fundus oculi, or the like, and is configured so as to calculate the signal level of the formed OCT image, determine whether the signal level... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100188503 - Generating a three-dimensional model using a portable electronic device recording: Systems and methods are providing for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object). As the user moves the electronic device, motion sensing components,... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100188504 - Method and apparatus for high resolution 3d imaging as a function of camera position, camera trajectory and range: A system and method for imaging a three-dimensional scene having one or more objects. The system includes a light source, a detector array, a timing circuit, an inertial guidance system and a processor connected to the timing circuit and the inertial guidance system. The light source generates an optical pulse... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100188505 - Parameter setting method and monitoring apparatus using the method: In a monitoring apparatus for monitoring an object which intrudes into a monitoring subject area by using an image pickup device, it is demanded to adjust parameters according to conditions such as the monitoring purpose and the surrounding environment in order to execute suitable monitoring. To this end, in the... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100188506 - Synthetic window for limited visibility vehicles: Provided are methods, systems and devices for providing a synthetic window system for vehicles with limited visibility for passengers. Various embodiments include demountably affixing video display devices within one or more interior bulkheads such that all marginal edge portions of a viewing screen of the video display device are flushly... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100188507 - Road lane marker detection apparatus and road lane marker detection method: A road lane marker detection apparatus includes an imaging portion that captures an image of the road surface such that a first road lane marker and a second road lane marker are captured in the image; a feature point obtaining portion that obtains feature points of the road lane markers;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100188508 - Vehicular video system: A vehicle-based video processor module for a video system of a vehicle includes a video processor circuit, a plurality of electronic sensor interfaces that are operable to receive image output data from a plurality of imaging devices and at least one electronic vehicle interface that is operable to communicate with... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20100188509 - Central access control apparatus: Provided is a central access control apparatus in which a CPU board, an intermediate board and a touch panel board are integrally formed. The CPU board includes a memory chip that stores identification information, and a CPU chip that determines whether user information from a user corresponds to the identification... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
20100188510 - Landmark for position determination of mobile robot and apparatus and method using it: There are provided a landmark for recognizing a position of a mobile robot moving in an indoor space and an apparatus and method for recognizing the position of the mobile robot by using the landmark. The landmark includes a position recognition part formed of a mark in any position and... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100188511 - Imaging apparatus, subject tracking method and storage medium: If there is no movement of the imaging apparatus and no subject presence estimation region, normal tracking setting is accomplished (step S203), while if there is a subject presence estimation region, tracking setting is accomplished by expanding the detection range and lowering the detection threshold value (step S204). If the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100188512 - Method and system for testing image pipelines: A method for testing image pipelines includes transforming an untransformed captured image multiple times using a plurality of pipelines, thereby generating a plurality of transformed images, and comparing a functional set of metrics associated with each of the plurality of transformed images with a functional set of metrics associated with... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100188513 - System and method for monitoring connections within an analog video system: The invention relates to a system and method for monitoring connection performance within a network. In one embodiment, the invention is implemented by analyzing an array of status bits outputted by an analog to digital video decoder. By storing and statistically analyzing an array of status information units, the person... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100188515 - Image pickup apparatus for use with a construction table: Disclosed herein is an image pickup apparatus capable of being used for preview image pickup of a predetermined scene prior to actual image pickup of the scene, including: an image pickup section configured to carry out the preview image pickup using setting data regarding image pickup; a transmission section configured... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100188514 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, system, and imaging object generation device: An information processing apparatus is provided which includes an imaging data acquisition unit for obtaining imaging data obtained by imaging an imaging object which is asymmetric in at least one of vertical direction and horizontal direction, an orientation detection unit for detecting the orientation of the imaging object with respect... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100188516 - Image pickup apparatus and camera shake correcting apparatus applied to image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes a lens barrel unit having a photographing optical system, an image pickup unit that is displaced two-dimensionally to correct camera shake, a FPC that has a first extending section connected to the image pickup device and extending on a surface of the lens barrel unit... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100188518 - Imaging apparatus and method of driving imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes plural pixel portions each having a photoelectric conversion portion and an electric charge accumulating portion that accumulates electric charges. Imaging signals corresponding to amounts of the electric charges in the electric charge accumulating portions are read out. The imaging signals of two adjacent lines of pixel... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100188517 - Information communication terminal: The information communication terminal includes a first housing having a display unit and a second housing having an operating unit. The first housing can be arranged as follows: the first state where the display unit is directed oppositely to the photographing direction of the imaging unit; the second state where... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100188521 - Electronic camera and medium storing image processing program: An electronic camera is characterized by including an imaging part shooting a figure image; an area detection part detecting a flesh-colored area including a face portion and a portion other than a face; a color judgment part judging color information of the flesh-colored area; a color difference calculation part determining... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188522 - Image-capturing device, image creation method, and program product: An image-capturing device includes: a micro-lens array in which a plurality of micro lenses are arrayed; a light reception element array having a plurality of groups of light reception elements respectively corresponding to the plurality of micro lenses, and that receives a ray bundle from an optical system via the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188520 - Imaging device and storage medium storing program: An imaging device includes an imaging section imaging a subject by either of all-pixel readout of an imaging sensor and thinning-out readout and generating an image, a face detection section detecting a face of the subject by using the image imaged by the thinning-out readout, a facial recognition section recognizing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188519 - Information processing device and method, program, and recording medium: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points; an estimation unit... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100188523 - Visual processing apparatus, visual processing method, program, recording medium, display device, and integrated circuit: It is possible to inhibit side effects even when an image that has sharp edge regions has been input. The invention is provided with a spatial processing portion (10) that outputs surrounding image information US from an image signal that has been input, a control signal generation portion (40) that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100188524 - Imaging device and imaging method: An imaging device is provided which includes a hue value setting portion that sets at least one hue value from among a plurality of hue values, a color component region detection portion that detects a region having a color component that includes the set hue value, from image data of... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100188525 - Perfecting the effect of flash within an image acquisition devices using face detection: Within a digital acquisition device with a built in flash unit, the exposure of an acquired digital image is perfected using face detection in the acquired image is provided. Groups of pixels that correspond to plural images of faces are identified within a digitally acquired image, and corresponding image attributes... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100188526 - Imaging device and imaging method: An imaging device is provided which includes a color component region detection portion that detects, from image data of a photographic subject, a region that has a same or a similar color component to a color component of a target photographic subject, an area calculation portion that calculates an area... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100188527 - Imaging apparatus, recording apparatus, file management apparatus and display apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an image generation unit operable to generate image signal of a subject, a recording unit operable to record a first type of image file or a second type of image file to a recording medium based on the image signal generated by the image generation unit,... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100188528 - Image recording device, manufacturing apparatus of image recording device, and manufacturing method of image recording device: An image recording device that records captured image data according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: an image sensor that acquires image data; a memory that holds measured PSF data indicating a PSF of at least one area of the image sensor virtually divided into a plurality of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100188529 - Image processing apparatus and storage medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus that performs noise reduction processing to image signals comprises a separation and extraction unit that separates a present image signal into a luminance signal and a color signal and extracts regions having a predetermined size sequentially, a representative luminance calculation unit that calculates a representative luminance... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100188530 - Perfecting the effect of flash within an image acquisition devices using face detection: Within a digital acquisition device with a built in flash unit, the exposure of an acquired digital image is perfected using face detection in the acquired image is provided. Groups of pixels that correspond to plural images of faces are identified within a digitally acquired image, and corresponding image attributes... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100188531 - Image detail enhancement: A method of enhancing details in an input image. The input image comprises input pixels, which have input pixel values (IPV) limited to a range (RA). The method comprises average filtering (1) the input pixel values (IPV) to obtain average brightness values (LV). A luminance mask is applied (2) to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100188533 - Image sensing apparatus and control method thereof: An image sensing apparatus has an image sensing unit that outputs an image signal in accordance with incident light through an optical system including a zoom lens. The apparatus performs photographing by exposing the image sensing unit while driving the zoom lens, and stores attached information relating to photography at... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100188532 - Image sensor and image-capturing device: An image sensor includes: a plurality of image-capturing pixels that, upon each receiving a partial light flux within a predetermined wavelength range, which is part of a photographic light flux used to form an optical image, output image signals corresponding to the optical image; a plurality of focus detection pixels... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188534 - Optical equipment and its control method, and computer-readable storage medium: The object of this invention is to attain accurate control by correcting any deviation of a cam locus due to manufacturing errors and the like upon controlling a zoom lens and focus lens along a theoretical cam locus. To attain this object, a differential locus between the theoretical cam locus... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100188535 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and imaging apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an image adding unit to perform noise reduction processing in the spatial direction by adding multiple images while performing motion compensation, an intra-screen noise reducing unit to perform noise reduction processing in the spatial direction within one image for each of the multiple images before... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100188538 - Solid-state image sensor and drive method for the same: An independent pixel output line (14) is provided for each of two-dimensionally arranged pixels (10) within a pixel area (2a). A plurality of memory sections are connected to each pixel output line (14). In a continuous reading mode, photocharge storage is simultaneously performed at all the pixels, and signals are... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100188537 - Solid-state imaging device: Light-splitting elements are arranged in at least two columns and two rows to form two pairs 1a, 1b and 1c, 1d. Each element splits incident light into light rays and makes them fall on a portion of a photosensing section right under itself and an adjacent photosensitive cell. The element... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100188536 - Solid-state imaging element, solid-state imaging device, camera, and drive method: The semiconductor element according to an aspect of the present invention is a solid-state imaging element formed on a semiconductor substrate, having an overflow drain structure for draining excessive charges generated in photoelectric conversion elements, and reading out signal charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion elements to a vertical transfer... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100188539 - Imaging device: An imaging device has pixels being disposed two-dimensionally, in matrix, a plurality of vertical signal lines each coupled to a plurality of the pixels in a column direction, a column amplifier amplifying an optical signal and a reset signal, and a holding part holding each of the optical signal and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188540 - Imaging device: The present invention relates to improved imaging devices having high dynamic range and to monitoring and automatic control systems incorporating the improved imaging devices.... Agent: Brian J. Rees Gentex Corporation
20100188542 - Imaging device and image sensor chip: An imaging device includes a pixel array that includes a plurality of pixels, a data read circuit that sequentially reads the data of a given line from the pixel array, a plurality of column analog-digital converters that perform analog-digital conversion on the data from the data read circuit, and a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100188541 - Solid-state image capturing device, method of driving solid-state image capturing device, and image capturing apparatus: A solid-state image capturing device includes: a pixel array unit including plural pixels each converting light selectively incident through a mechanical shutter into charges to be stored in a storage portion and having an overflow path through which charges exceeding a saturation charge amount are discharged; and a driving unit... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100188546 - Dual conversion gain gate and capacitor and hdr combination: A pixel circuit having a shared control line for providing two control signals to the pixel array. One control line is used to provide a control signal to both a high dynamic range circuit and a dual conversion gain circuit to two pixel circuits. The pixel circuits each contain two... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100188545 - Pmos pixel structure with low cross talk for active pixel image sensors: An image sensor with an image area having a plurality of pixels each having a photodetector of a first conductivity type, the image sensor includes a substrate of the first conductivity type; a first layer of the second conductivity type between the substrate and the photodetectors, spanning the image area... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez Patent Legal Staff, Eastman Kodak Company
20100188543 - Solid-state image capturing apparatus, driving method thereof and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image capturing apparatus includes: a pixel array unit including two-dimensionally arranged pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit, a transfer transistor that transfers charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion unit, and a charge discharging transistor that selectively discharges the charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion unit; and a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100188544 - Solid-state imaging device, imaging apparatus, and signal reading method of solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixel portions, each of the pixel portions includes: a semiconductor photoelectric conversion portion for generating holes according to an amount of incident light and storing the generated holes; a semiconductor floating diffusion layer for converting the holes generated in the photoelectric conversion... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100188547 - Solid-state image capturing apparatus, driving method thereof and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image capturing apparatus includes: a plurality of light sensing units; a plurality of vertical transfer registers including a transfer channel region and a plurality of vertical transfer electrodes; and a first channel stop region provided in parallel to the transfer channel region of the vertical transfer register. Among... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100188549 - Image display system and image display method: An image display system includes an image display apparatus and an image signal supply apparatus which are connected to each other via an interface and displaying an image based on an image signal supplied from the image signal supply apparatus on the image display apparatus, wherein the image signal supply... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188550 - Image display system, image input apparatus and controlling method: An image display system includes: an image input apparatus and an image display apparatus connected thereto that displays an image obtained. The image input apparatus includes an image pickup unit, a movable holding unit selectively brought into an imaging state or a non-imaging state and a state detection unit. A... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188548 - Systems for capturing images through a display: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a visual-collaborative system enabling geographically distributed groups to engage in face-to-face, interactive collaborative video conferences. In one aspect, a visual-collaborative system comprises a display screen, a camera system, and a projector. The display screen has a first surface and a second surface,... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100188551 - Lens barrel, image pickup device, lens barrel inspecting method, and lens barrel manufacturing method: A lens barrel includes a fourth lens, a prism, and a sixth lens. The fourth lens receives a light flux incident along a first optical axis. The prism includes a reflecting surface reflecting the light flux passing through the fourth lens to a direction along a second optical axis intersecting... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100188553 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using the same: It is preferable that for an image forming optical system a basic structure which includes a first lens group having a negative refracting power, which is made of one cemented lens component, a second lens group having a positive refracting power, a third lens group having a positive refracting power,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100188554 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using the same: An image forming optical system includes in order from an object side to an image surface, a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, and a third lens group having a positive refracting power. At the time of zooming from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100188555 - Imaging lens, imaging device, and mobile terminal: Provided are a wafer scale lens, which is so short in an optical total length with respect to an image height that it can correct an aberration satisfactory, and an optical system including the wafer scale lens and having a thin lens element on the side closest to the image.... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20100188556 - Imaging lens, imaging device, and mobile terminal: The present invention provides a wafer-scale lens in which a total optical length is short in comparison with an image height and astigmatism and other aberrations can be well corrected, and an optical system in which a lens element closest to the object side is thin in thickness. The optical... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20100188552 - Imaging system with variable opto-mechanical system, aberrated optics and compensating filter bank: A weighted sum of a set of component filters is used to effectively apply different “composite” FIR filters to compensate for aberrations resulting from different opto-mechanical settings. The FIR filters are “composite” in the sense that they are a weighted sum of the set of component filters. In one approach,... Agent: Ricoh/fenwick
20100188557 - Image rendition and capture: An image rendition and capture method includes rendering a first image on a surface using a first set of wavelength ranges of light. While the first image is being rendered, a second image is captured using a second set of wavelength ranges of light but not the first set. The... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100188558 - Automatic focusing apparatus and method for digital images using automatic filter switching: An apparatus and method for automatically focusing a lens of a digital imaging device, such as a digital still or video camera or camera phone, that reduces the auto focus time while not compromising image sharpness quality and simultaneously reducing device power consumption due to focus actuator movement, all without... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP
20100188559 - System and method for high numeric aperture imaging systems: A system and method for high numeric aperture imaging systems includes a splitter, a defocusing system, and a combiner. The splitter reflects a portion of collected light and transmits another portion of the collected light. The defocusing system is configured to modify optical power of either the transmitted portion or... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100188560 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit operable to capture a subject to generate an image, a subject detector operable to detect the subject from the generated image, a display unit operable to display the generated image and a mark indicating the subject detected by the subject detector, an operation... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100188561 - Intelligent light source with synchronization with a digital camera: An intelligent light source for use with the test of a digital camera module provides a plurality of shapes of light. A fast light pulse is created with turn-on and turn-off transitions less than or equal to one microsecond. Other waveform shapes comprise a ramp and a sinusoid, and all... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC
20100188563 - Image signal supply apparatus, image display apparatus, and control method of image signal supply apparatus: An image signal supply apparatus which is connected to an image display apparatus including an input source switching unit and outputs an image signal as an input source to the image display apparatus, includes: a communication unit carrying out communication with the image display apparatus; and a switching instruction output... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188562 - Visual presenter: A visual presenter includes a base, a column support standing on the base and having a distal end, the column support including an upright part standing upright from the base and a horizontal part that is continuous from the upright part and extends horizontally ahead of the base, the camera... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100188565 - Circuit-substrate support structure and image-acquisition device: A circuit-substrate support structure includes a circuit substrate having electronic components mounted thereon, a first substrate-holding member provided at one side edge of the circuit substrate to hold the circuit substrate, a second substrate-holding member provided at the other side edge of the circuit substrate, opposite the one side edge,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100188564 - Imaging device holding structure and imaging device: A holding structure 100 for an image pickup device includes a back-incident type image pickup device 1 and a holding member 51 that holds the image pickup element 1, and the image pickup device 1 has an image pickup element 11 that performs imaging and a wiring board 12 electrically... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100188567 - Communication system, transmission device, reception device, communication method, program, and communication cable: The present invention relates to a communication system, a transmission device, a reception device, a communication method, a program, and a communication cable, whereby high-speed communication can be executed while maintaining compatibility. In the event that an HDMI® source 71 and an HDMI® sink 72 execute two-way IP communication using... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100188568 - Digital video transport system: Each of a plurality of digital video transmitting devices 100-1 and 100-2 is provided with an IEEE802.3 PHY unit 104 for transmitting video data via a digital network based on the IEEE802.3 standards. A digital video receiving device 200 is provided with a plurality of IEEE802.3 PHY units 201-1 and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100188569 - Multichannel video port interface using no external memory: This invention is a video line encapsulation protocol which allows multiple low definition video streams to be combined into a single super frame of high definition video data. Each super frame is formed of individual lines from plural lower definition video input signals. The high definition video frames include meta... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100188566 - Video/audio signal input/output device, video/audio reproduction device, video/audio device network and signal reproducing method: When a format of a video signal or an audio signal received by a receiver of a video/audio signal input/output device is switched by a channel selecting operation by a user, a format determiner determines an output format. An output format communicator transmits format information indicating the output format to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100188570 - Video processing apparatus and related method for de-interlacing: A video processing apparatus for de-interlacing includes a video decoder and a de-interlacing circuit. The video decoder decodes a video data stream to generate an interlaced video signal and transmits a first interlaced control signal. The de-interlacing circuit is coupled to the video decoder, and includes a detecting unit and... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100188571 - Phase motion detector for baseband yc separation: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for a motion detection system for video signal processing that includes a luminance motion detector, a chroma motion detector, and a smoothness detector. These systems and methods may also include a phase motion detector, a baseband YC separation circuitry for video signal processing, a... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20100188573 - Media metadata transportation: Media metadata is transported within closed caption data associated with the media intended to be presented as a sequence of media frames. A tag is associated with interactive content and the tag is inserted into the closed caption data. The tag is concealed from displaying by using destructive characters. On... Agent: Saltamar Innovations
20100188572 - Systems and methods for providing closed captioning in three-dimensional imagery: Systems and methods are presented for processing three-dimensional (3D or 3-D) or pseudo-3D programming. The programming includes closed caption (CC) information that includes caption data and a location identifier that specifies a location for the caption data within the 3D programming. The programming information is processed to render the caption... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100188574 - Device and method for controlling frame input and output: A device and method for controlling frame input and output are applied to the reception of image data from a source device and output of the image data to a destination device, the device includes a buffer, a buffer control circuit, and a frame write controller. The input pixel clock... Agent: Muncy, Geisser, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100188575 - Shared television sessions: Shared television sessions are described. In embodiment(s), television content can be received via a tuner of a tuner device. A shared television session can be established between rendering devices that share the tuner of the tuner device to receive the television content. A tuner configuration input can be received when... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100188576 - Image display device and method for displaying an image: An image display device includes a display that shows an image based on image data, a first interface that is connected to a storage medium, the storage medium having the image data, a second interface, and a controller that selects the interface from which the image data of the image... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners
20100188577 - Display system and method for a freeze frame feature for streaming video: An embodiment may include a method or system for capturing still images from a video stream. The embodiment may operate in a playback mode and a capture mode. Operating in playback mode may include decoding and playing the input video stream at a first resolution. Operating in capture mode may... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100188578 - Real time information display module and method thereof: A real time information display module and a method thereof are described. The real time information display module is coupled with a display device used for displaying TV signal. The real time information display module includes an information collection unit and an event detection unit. The information collection unit receives... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100188579 - System and method to control and present a picture-in-picture (pip) window based on movement data: A method includes receiving selection data from a remote control device to select a portion of a video image displayed at a display device. The method includes creating a dynamic picture-in-picture (PIP) window having a size smaller than the video image. The method includes sending the selected portion of the... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing
20100188580 - Detection of similar video segments: A method and apparatus for processing a first sequence of images and a second sequence of images to compare the first and second sequences is disclosed. Each image of the first sequence and each image of the second sequence is processed by: (i) processing the image data for each of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100188581 - Method and apparatus for distributing video program material: A method of distributing video program material includes encoding the program material in accordance with a first distribution constraint (CBR) to produce a first stream (A), encoding the program material in accordance with a second distribution constraint, which is more relaxed that the first distribution constraint, to produce a second... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100188582 - Dynamic noise filter and sigma filtering method: A dynamic noise filter is disclosed, which includes a noise estimation circuit, a TNR filtering circuit, a SNR filtering circuit, a blending circuit and a motion estimation circuit. By performing noise estimation for each image, the invention dynamically adjusts the strengths of the TNR filter and the SNR filter as... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100188583 - System and method for video processing demonstration: Systems and methods for processing a video signal are disclosed and may include degrading a received video signal utilizing one or more of a plurality of video signal degrading methods. The degraded video signal may be processed to generate an improved video signal. At least a portion of the degraded... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100188584 - Depth calculating method for two dimensional video and apparatus thereof: A depth calculating method is provided for calculating corresponding depth data in response to frame data, which includes macroblocks. The depth calculating method includes the following steps. First, a type of video is decided according to a video content. A motion vector is obtained from decompressed video information and is... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100188585 - Image display system, image display apparatus, and image display method: An image display system in which an image display apparatus displays an image based on an image signal supplied from an image signal supply apparatus, wherein the image display apparatus includes: an image display unit displaying the image based on the image signal; an input source switching unit switching an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100188586 - Television receiver: The present invention relates to a television receiver including a controller, which indicates a plurality of selectable items being involved in contents of a program displayed on a screen, a memory, which holds a plurality of predetermined audio settings corresponding to the plurality of selectable items, and a processor which... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners
20100188587 - Projection method: There is disclosed a method of displaying a visual image, such as a digital image, on a display surface (10), such as a screen or wall, using a video projector (12). The total area occupied by the complete visual image on the display surface (10) is larger than the area... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100188588 - Projector apparatus and method of controlling the color fluctuation of the light: According to one of embodiment, an apparatus for image projecting and a method for controlling color fluctuation of light are acquired the temperatures of a plurality of light sources configured to emit light beams of different colors or the temperature at a position near the light-emitting elements, set an amount... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100188589 - Image adjustment device and method for an image projector in an aircraft: An image adjusting device and method for image projection in an aircraft, in which vibration-induced excursions between a projection device and an associated projection surface are offset via the corresponding acquisition of position-time states in such a way that an image displayed on a display surface remains essentially unchanged.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100182394 - Method, system, and device of video communication: A method, a system, and a device of video communication are provided. A sub-picture in a synthetic picture corresponding to each audio stream received is marked. Position information of each audio stream is obtained according to a position of each sub-picture in the synthetic picture. The audio stream and the... Agent: Huawei/bhgl
20100182395 - Distributed scheduling, call control, and resource management for dispersed dynamic video communications networks: Method, system, and computer program product example embodiments of the invention are disclosed to manage multiple network zones interconnected over a wide area network for video conferencing. In one example embodiment of the invention, an interface of a zone controller is configured to receive a first user request to schedule... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20100182398 - 360 degree automobile video camera system: The present invention relates to a video camera system which has a 360 degree range for digital video recording inside and outside of an automotive vehicle. The system has a DVR built into or connected near the camera housing and the camera housing has slot adapted to receive a compact... Agent: Richard B. Klar
20100182397 - Connector panel for view camera capable of docking digital single lens reflex camera: As a back panel of a view camera, the connector panel (100) attaches a digital single lens reflex camera to a view camera. The connector panel comprises a base panel (110), sliding panel (140), protruding pieces (130), and a mount ring (160). Two guiding strips (150) are attached to the... Agent: Eun Jeong Choi
20100182396 - Data capture system: A system that facilitates collecting data is described herein. The system includes a digital camera that is configured to capture images in a visible light spectrum and a near-infrared camera that is configured to capture near infrared images, wherein a field of view of the digital camera and the field... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100182399 - Portable terminal: A method for determining user input in a portable terminal, and a portable terminal for determining user input are provided. The portable terminal includes an input means for providing at least one key to a user; a camera module including a wide-angle lens system, capable of monitoring the input means,... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100182400 - Aligning images: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for aligning images are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an inaccurate three-dimensional (3D) position of a physical camera, where the physical camera captured a photographic image; basing an initial 3D position of a virtual camera in a 3D virtual... Agent: Innovation Counsel LLP
20100182401 - System and method for managing digital videos using video features: A method for managing digital videos includes extracting a feature of an input digital video, searching for candidate features having similarity to the extracted feature, and comparing the extracted feature with each of the candidate features to select at least one of the candidate features similar to the extracted feature... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100182402 - Transmitting apparatus, stereo image data transmitting method, receiving apparatus, and stereo image data receiving method: The present invention makes it possible to perform transmission of stereo image data between devices in a favorable manner. A source device (disc player 210) receives E-EDID from a sink device (television receiver 250) via DDC of an HDMI cable 350. This E-EDID contains information on 3D image data transmission... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100182403 - File format for encoded stereoscopic image/video data: Provided is a file format for encoded image data which can be reproduced into a lifelike stereoscopic image by a display apparatus for displaying a stereoscopic image. The file format for an encoded stereoscopic image includes an image data unit containing image information of the encoded stereoscopic image and a... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100182404 - Three dimensional video reproduction apparatus, three dimensional video reproduction system, three dimensional video reproduction method, and semiconductor device for three dimensional video reproduction: A three dimensional video reproduction apparatus includes a video input unit operable to input a signal for displaying a 2D image or a 3D image; a separation unit operable to divide an image indicated by the signal inputted in the video input unit into two images; a difference extraction unit... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100182405 - Method for transferring images with incoherent randomly arranged fiber optical bundle and for displaying images with randomly arranged pixels: A method and means to use randomly arranged fibers assembled together in a bundle that is capable of conveying images from an inaccessible location to a more accessible, convenient or safe location for viewing. Allows for mixing fibers of different diameters. Random distribution of fibers decreases the packing fraction, offering... Agent: Sergio Lara Pereira Monteiro
20100182406 - System and method for three-dimensional object reconstruction from two-dimensional images: A system and method for three-dimensional acquisition and modeling of a scene using two-dimensional images are provided. The present disclosure provides a system and method for selecting and combining the three-dimensional acquisition techniques that best fit the capture environment and conditions under consideration, and hence produce more accurate three-dimensional models.... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100182407 - Display device with 3d shutter control unit: A system for providing respective video signals to at least two viewers is disclosed. The system includes a control unit; and a display connected to the control unit. The control unit is operable to control the display to alternately display an image from a first video signal and an image... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20100182410 - Computing a depth map: A system for computing a depth map comprising depth values representing distances to a viewer for respective pixels of an image. The system comprises an optimization unit (902) for determining a minimal depth related cost value of a current pixel, among a plurality of candidate cost values, wherein at least... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100182409 - Signal processing device, image display device, signal processing method, and computer program: There is provided a signal processing device including an image analysis portion that analyzes content of an input image, a distance information acquisition portion that acquires distance information between a viewer who views a screen on which the input image is displayed and the screen, and a stereoscopic image generation... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100182408 - Stereoscopic display device: A stereoscopic display device has a plurality of sub-pixel units respectively arranged along a first axis and a second axis. Each sub-pixel unit and the adjacent sub-pixel unit along the first axis have a predetermined dislocation in the second axis. Each of the sub-pixel unit includes a first sub-pixel row... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100182411 - Method and system for retrieving display data: A method of retrieving display data for a handheld display device. The method comprises the steps, in a server, of: receiving interaction data from the handheld display device, the interaction data being generated by the device using image data acquired by imaging an area of a printed substrate containing printed... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100182413 - Endoscope apparatus and method: An endoscope apparatus includes: a reading unit which reads video data and control data from a recording medium, the recording medium containing the video data including a plurality of image data and the control data used to control a measurement operation; a measuring unit which performs the measurement operation on... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100182412 - Image processing apparatus, method of operating image processing apparatus, and medium storing its program: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: an obtainment unit for obtaining time-series image data, which is image data captured in time series by a capsule endoscope; an image detection unit for detecting prescribed image data from the obtained time-series image data; a display control unit for... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100182414 - Image processor, scope, and endoscope apparatus including the same: An image processor effects a color conversion appropriate for an image acquisition unit, such as a scope, and improves color reproduction accuracy. The image processor includes a plurality of color conversion sections; an information acquisition section that acquires an index for selecting at least one of the plurality of color... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100182415 - Image contrast enhancement for in vivo oxygenation measurements during surgery: A system and method for real-time or near real-time monitoring of tissue/organ oxygenation through visual assessment of contrast enhanced images of the target area of tissue or organ. Video of a target tissue/organ was acquired during surgery, selected image frames were extracted. Each extracted image is separated into red, green... Agent: Naval Medical Research Center Office Of Counsel (code 00l)
20100182416 - Method and apparatus for inhibiting a subject's eyes from being exposed to projected light: A method of inhibiting a subject's eyes from being exposed to projected light when the subject is positioned in front of a background on which an image is displayed comprises capturing an image of the background including the displayed image, processing the captured image to detect the existence of the... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100182417 - Automatic focusing apparatus, microscope, and automatic focusing method: In acquisition of an image of cells, a focal position is accurately set at highly active cells rather than focusing on dead cells. Provided is an automatic focusing apparatus (8) used in a microscope (1) that image captures fluorescence emitted from cells to acquire a cell image, the automatic focusing... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100182419 - Methods and apparatus for imaging and processing of samples in biological sample containers: Disclosed herein is a holder for biological sample containers such as well plates. The holder comprises a flat vacuum bed surrounded by a seal. A container is placed within the seal and a vacuum is applied, pressing and flattening the lower surface of the sample container against the flat vacuum... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100182418 - Surgical microscope for observing an infrared fluorescence and corresponding method: A surgical microscope for observing an infrared fluorescence includes a camera system 25 having three chips, wherein infrared light emanating from an object is supplied to only one of the three camera chips via a dichroic beam splitter.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100182420 - Image acquisition system for identifying signs on mailpieces: An image acquisition system for identifying signs on mailpieces wherein each mailpiece is moved by being nipped between a conveyor and a housing wall that is provided with a longitudinal slot, comprises, inside the housing, an illumination module having two lighting units that are symmetrical about the slot for the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100182421 - Methods and apparatus for detection and classification of solar cell defects using bright field and electroluminescence imaging: Methods and apparatus for integrated, in-line metrology of solar cells involve three distinct inspection and testing operations, prior to string and module assembly. Two of the inspections are performed by image analysis using bright field illumination. The third inspection involves electroluminescence imaging, where luminescence in the solar cell is achieved... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100182422 - Device and method for controlling test material: The invention relates to apparatus monitoring test media used in or applicable to magnetic testing, said apparatus comprising a test element fitted with an artificial defect and a test medium feed and a test return as well as a magnetic field generator, further a magnetic field adjustment unit to adjust... Agent: Lowe, Hauptman, Ham & Berner, LLP (itw)
20100182423 - Distortion inspecting apparatus and distortion inspecting method: A distortion inspecting apparatus, which inspects perspective distortion of a transparent object, includes a projector that projects a plurality of display points arranged at predetermined intervals, a screen that displays an image projected by the projector thereon and allows the image to pass therethrough, a pedestal that disposes the transparent... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100182424 - Method and device for optically measuring external threads: The invention relates to a method and device for optically measuring external thread profiles, particularly at the ends of pipes, wherein the thread is previously synchronously produced in a production line and is continuously measured in line from start to finish of the thread prior to further processing. The aim... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20100182427 - Methods and apparatus for imaging and processing of samples in biological sample containers: Disclosed herein is a holder for biological sample containers such as well plates. The holder comprises a flat vacuum bed surrounded by a seal. A container is placed within the seal and a vacuum is applied, pressing and flattening the lower surface of the sample container against the flat vacuum... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100182426 - Stabilized-image telemetry method: s
20100182425 - Vehicle interior state recognition device: A vehicle interior state recognition device comprises an illuminating means for illuminating infrared rays into a vehicle compartment, an image pick-up means for picking up an image inside the vehicle compartment into which the infrared rays are illuminated by the illuminating means, and a recognizing means for recognizing specified information... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100182428 - Centralized-controlled surveillance systems capable of handling multiple data streams: A surveillance system including a plurality of network video recorders (NVRs), a plurality of network video capturing devices and a plurality of streaming media presentation devices (SMPDs) is provided. The NVRs can receive and store digitized data packets, as well as transmit video/audio streams, event notifications, authorization codes and control... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100182429 - Monitor observation system and its observation control method: The present invention implements a monitor observation system, comprising: an external device installed in an observation object area to output a trigger signal in accordance with an input signal source; and a monitor device for detecting the trigger signal outputted from the external device, checking whether the trigger signal conforms... Agent: Park Law Firm
20100182430 - Determining trigger rate for a digital camera: A system that facilitates determining a trigger rate for a digital camera to provide a threshold forward overlap for consecutively captured images is described herein. The system includes a receiver component that receives first data pertaining to a distance between the digital camera and a surface. The system additionally includes... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100182431 - Method and system for surveillance of freight: A method and system for surveillance of freight includes recording, by means of at least one camera installed in or on a freight vehicle, footage of the freight being transported by the freight vehicle. The method further includes transmitting the recorded footage to a remote location to facilitate surveillance of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100182432 - System for monitoring the environment of a motor vehicle: A system for monitoring the environment of a motor vehicle, includes imaging devices for taking a sequence of images, which sequence contains images of at least a part of the environment of the motor vehicle. A display unit reproduces at least one image detail of the image sequence in the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100182433 - Object detection system: A detection system that uses a plurality of input devices with different sensitive wavelengths as image and signal acquisition devices for detecting an intruding object and which performs coordinated processing on at least two or more pieces of information to avoid issuing false alarms during an intruding object detection. Based... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100182434 - Camera assisted sensor imaging system and multi aspect imaging system: The multi aspect imaging system according to the present invention comprises one or more reflective elements and a sensor section operable in the microwave, millimeter wave and/or Terahertz frequency range. The sensor section is adapted to scan a first and a second aspect of a target, whereby the second aspect... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100182437 - Method for sharing file between control point and media server in a dlna system, and system thereof: A method for sharing a file between a control point and a media server in a DLNA system, and a system thereof are provided, in which the control point captures a photo, determines a similarity between a facial image included in the captured photo and a facial image file corresponding... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100182436 - Venue platform: The present disclosure is configured to perform a method of recording the movement of a user during a sporting event session. The method may include detecting the user's movement during a first portion of the sporting event session, and recording the user's movement via a recording device upon the user's... Agent: Rg & Associates
20100182435 - Video information control apparatus and method: Video information, which is photographed with using a GPS built-in video camera, is inputted into a video information server. A video information correspondence table is produced, which associated photographing time of the video information inputted, data address of the video information photographed, and photographing position, and is memorized. According to... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100182438 - Dynamic user interface for remote control of camera: A digital camera sends an XML document to a client application executing on a computer that is remote from the digital camera. The XML document describes a physical user interface of the digital camera. Based on the XML document received from the digital camera, the client application renders and displays... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20100182439 - Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof, and program: An image capturing apparatus which communicates with another image capturing apparatus, comprises an image capturing unit configured to obtain image data by capturing an image of an object; a reception unit configured to receive image data captured by the other image capturing apparatus during communication with the other image capturing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100182440 - Heterogeneous video capturing system: A heterogeneous video capturing system having motion and blur estimation. An item of motion may be captured with a continuous shutter and a flutter shutter. The flutter shutter image may be preceded and following by a continuous shutter image. Motion of a subject of the images may be estimated from... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100182441 - Image sensing apparatus and image sensing method: A distortion correction portion includes a distortion calculation portion which calculates a distortion based on a movement of an image sensing apparatus in the image sensing operation, a distortion adjustment value calculation portion which calculates a distortion adjustment value based on a generation situation of an input image, and a... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100182442 - Digital photographing device, method of controlling the same, and computer-readable storage medium: Provided are a digital photographing device, a method of controlling the same, and a computer-readable storage medium for storing a program for executing the method. The method includes calculating a degree of motion of a subject; determining whether a photographing mode change condition is satisfied based on the degree of... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100182443 - Image pickup apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image pickup apparatus having an image capturing unit capturing an image, a first recording unit temporarily recording an original image signal output from the image capturing unit, a processing unit performing predetermined signal processing upon the original image signal output from the image capturing unit, and an instructing unit... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100182447 - Camera device and imaging method: Camera device includes an imaging unit, a communications unit, an identified area detection unit, and an image data processing unit. The imaging unit images an area in a shooting field to obtain image data. The communications unit communicates with a memory device that stores subject information, and obtains the subject... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100182448 - Data transfer circuit, solid-state imaging device and camera system: A data transfer circuit includes: plural transfer lines transferring data; plural data output units connected to end portions of the respective transfer lines, detecting and outputting data transferred through the transfer lines with drive performance in accordance with a control signal; plural data transmission units arranged in parallel, transferring data... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100182444 - Determining exposure time in a digital camera: A digital camera described herein includes an analyzer component that analyzes a histogram of a first image, wherein the first image has a first resolution. The digital camera also includes a setter component that sets an exposure time for capturing a second image based at least in part upon the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100182446 - Image compensation apparatus: An image compensation apparatus for use with a video display and a video camera, the video camera being arranged to capture images of a scene in front of the video display. The image compensation apparatus includes an analyser configured to analyse successive frames of data provided to the video display,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100182449 - Image processing circuit and image processing method: An image processing method and its associated image processing circuit for processing an image based on a sequential couleur avec memoire (SECAM) system are provided. The image includes a first pixel, a second pixel and a third pixel, which are successively arranged in a same vertical line and are respectively... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100182445 - Processing device, method, and electronic system utilizing the same: A processing device including a first camera and a control unit is disclosed. The first camera captures a first image. The control unit activates an appliance to execute a specific action according to the first image.... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20100182450 - Automatic detection of blocked field-of-view in camera systems: Methods and apparatus for detecting a blockage in the field-of-view of a camera in an image capture system by monitoring changes in the quality of images captured by the camera. As an image is acquired by the camera, intensity values for pixels in the acquired image are determined and stored... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100182451 - Imaging apparatus, imaging control method, and imaging control program: Imaging signal obtained through exposure for divided exposure times is A/D converted to digital imaging signal. Dark current component is subtracted from the digital imaging signal. The result of subtraction is accumulated and stored in a first memory. Next, exposure for divided exposure times is performed with the imaging device... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100182453 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: An image processing apparatus has an inputting unit for inputting: image data including image data shot using a bracket shooting function; and an instruction for correction processing on the image data. The image processing apparatus also has a selecting unit for, in a case where the image data stored in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100182452 - Image processing equipment and digital camera: An image processing equipment generates a reduced image corresponding to an obtained image in parallel with a processing of storing the generated reduced image in a reduced image storing part, and pipelines a processing of extracting a low-frequency noise component of each of pixels included in the obtained image and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100182454 - Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts: An image acquisition device includes a first speed-optimized filter for producing a first set of candidate red-eye regions for an acquired image; and a second analysis-optimized filter for operating on the first set of candidate red eye regions and the acquired image.... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100182455 - Method and apparatus for tagging digital photographs with geographic location data: A method and apparatus for tagging digital photographs with geographic location data is described. In one example, a digital camera includes an imaging unit, a radio frequency/intermediate frequency (RF/IF) front end, and a memory. The imaging unit is configured to generate digital photographs. The RF/IF front end is configured to... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100182456 - iris image storing method and an iris image restored method: The present invention relates to a method of storing and restoring an iris image, the method comprising the steps of: acquiring an original image Iori including an iris portion from a camera; acquiring a first image Iextract1 configured with an area removed of portions outside of an outer circle and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100182457 - Projection display device and method of controlling the same: A projection display device adapted to display a projection image based on external image data input externally, includes: a projection section; an image data storage section adapted to store projection image data; an image control section adapted to execute an image data obtaining process; an image capturing section adapted to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100182458 - Digital image acquisition system with portrait mode: A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film comprises an apparatus for capturing digital images and a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture. The system has a portrait mode for generating an image of a foreground object against a blurred background, the portrait mode being operable to... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100182459 - Apparatus and method of obtaining high-resolution image: An apparatus and method of obtaining a high-resolution image are provided. The apparatus of obtaining a high-resolution image may generate a high frequency component of an output image using a high frequency component of an input image, synthesize the input image and the generated high frequency component of the output... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100182460 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of dividers which fetch an original image in which a plurality of original pixels, each of which has any one of R, G, and B, are arrayed in a Bayer manner. A first color separating system and a second color separating system perform... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100182462 - Image processing equipment and digital camera: In order to perform a pipeline processing on a noise filtering processing, which uses a multi-resolution noise filtering, with a few line memories, the way to select an area of a reduced image which is used by the extraction of the low-frequency noise component from the reduced image is modified.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100182461 - Image-signal processing device and image signal processing program: It is an object to reduce subjective noise. Provided is an image-signal processing device including an area dividing unit that divides image signals acquired by an image capturing element and subjected to predetermined image processing into a plurality of areas on the basis of color information and a noise reducing... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100182463 - Processing of sensor values in imaging systems: A digital image system identifies defective pixels of a digital image sensor based on sensor values of pixels positioned in at least two dimensions on the digital image sensor. The exemplary imaging system includes a buffer for receiving sensor values that are each associated with a pixel in the digital... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100182464 - Joint automatic demosaicking and white balancing: Joint automatic demosaicking and white balancing. In one example embodiment, a digital image processing method includes several acts. First, directional color correlation signals, global gains, and orientations of edges are calculated in a CFA input image. Next, missing luminance components in CFA chrominance locations are demosaicked along edges in the... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20100182465 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus wherein an FD capacitor value is variable without increasing the number of elements. There is provided a solid-state imaging apparatus including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements arranged in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction, for generating an electric charge by photoelectric conversion; a plurality... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100182469 - Image sensor: A pixel accumulates a charge by performing photoelectric conversion on incident light, and outputs a pixel signal corresponding to the charge. A vertical scanning circuit controls the pixel to cause the pixel to perform a shutter process of discharging an unnecessary charge accumulated in the pixel, a charge accumulation process... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100182471 - Solid-state image device, method for producing the same, and image pickup apparatus: A solid-state image device includes a silicon substrate, and a photoelectric conversion layer arranged on the silicon substrate and lattice-matched to the silicon substrate, the photoelectric conversion layer being composed of a chalcopyrite-based compound semiconductor of a copper-aluminum-gallium-indium-sulfur-selenium-based mixed crystal or a copper-aluminum-gallium-indium-zinc-sulfur-selenium-based mixed crystal.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100182470 - Solid-state image sensor and imaging device: A pixel output line (14) is independently provided for each of the pixels arranged in a two-dimensionally array within a pixel area so that pixel signals can be sequentially written in a plurality of memory sections (22) through the pixel output lines (14). When a plurality of frames of pixel... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100182467 - Unit pixel having 2-transistor structure for image sensor and manufacturing method thereof: A unit pixel having a pixel constructed with a photodiode and a 2-transistor for an image sensor is disclosed. The unit pixel having a 2-transistor structure for an image sensor includes: a photodiode containing impurities having an opposite type of a semiconductor material; a reset transistor connected to the photodiode... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100182472 - Imaging device, control method therefor, and camera: An imaging device includes: a pixel section having a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix form; and a signal processing section that processes an output signal read from the pixel section. The pixel section includes a first output signal line, at least one first color pixel circuit connected... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100182475 - Binocular system with digital camera: A viewing module is disclosed, being detachably connected to a digital camera module configured to provide a digital image of a scene. In at least one embodiment, the viewing module includes two oculars in which the digital image provided by the camera module may be viewable, the viewing module being... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100182474 - Image capture device comprising pixel combination means: An image capture device includes n image sensors arranged to capture images respectively of a same scene according to at least three different colors, each of the sensors comprising a pixel array, each pixel being associated with a MOS transfer transistor, the transfer transistors of n neighboring pixels being associated... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100182473 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of vertical signal lines that propagate, for respective columns of a pixel array, pixel signals from pixels, a plurality of sample-hold-signal converting circuits provided in a number larger than a number of the vertical signal lines, a plurality of switch circuits that connect... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100182476 - Imaging system using enhanced spherical aberration and specifically sized fir filters: A class of imaging systems in which the imaging optics, the sensor array and the image processing are related by three parameters: W040 the amount of third order spherical aberration, U the undersampling factor defined as the ratio of the Nyquist frequency of the sensor array divided by the diffraction-limited... Agent: Ricoh/fenwick
20100182477 - Solid-state imaging device: In a solid-state imaging device, photodiodes (12) are classified into a plurality of fields, and each one of driving pulses (V1A, V1B, V2, V3A, V3B, V4) is applied to corresponding one of the photodiodes via a plurality of electrodes (17). Of the electrodes, a plurality of electrodes used to control... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100182479 - Image processing apparatus and method: An apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a blind spot area based on a blind spot position of an observer within a display area for displaying an image to the observer, and a notification unit configured to notify, when displaying within the blind spot area is changed due... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100182480 - Image processing apparatus, image matching method, and computer-readable recording medium: When a feature point extractor sets feature points on one of the images acquired by a first and second image acquirer, a template setting unit sets a base template containing a feature point onto an edge-extracted image of the acquired image. If the image within the base template is segmented... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100182481 - Imaging apparatus, user interface, and associated methodology for a co-existent shooting and reproduction mode: A currently captured image R of an object is displayed nearly at a center portion of a display frame SC on a display screen ST1 that is a shooting mode. When a time dial 22 is rotated for one step in the counterclockwise direction, the currently captured image R is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100182482 - Imaging display method and imaging display device: c
20100182483 - manufacturing method of imaging device, imaging device, and mobile terminal: Provided is an imaging device manufacturing method, which has the step of forming a plurality of imaging elements on one surface of a silicon wafer, the step of sealing a light receiving pixel portion for each imaging element by an imaging optical system, the step of cutting the silicon wafer... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100182484 - Image pickup apparatus and semiconductor circuit element: An image pickup apparatus of the present invention includes: a lens array having a plurality of lenses; a plurality of image pickup regions disposed to correspond to the plurality of lenses one-to-one and each having a light receiving surface substantially perpendicular to a direction in which an optical axis of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100182489 - Auto focus module capable of in-pixel monitoring of amount of received light photographing apparatus using the same: Disclosed are an auto focus (AF) module and a photographing apparatus employing the same. The AF module may include an AF sensor having a plurality of AF pixels and a controller. The controller receives an information regarding the amount of light respectively received by the light receiving elements of one... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20100182490 - Camera system with auto-focus function and control method thereof: In accordance with an aspect of the present invention a camera system comprising a lens module capable of linear movement in a direction of an optical axis; a drive portion generating for driving force to move said the lens module; a position sensor portion outputting a electrical signal to detect... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100182492 - Digital image processing apparatus: Provided is a digital image processing apparatus that realizes an out-focusing effect by tilting a photographing device about a plane that is perpendicular to an optical axis of a lens. The digital image processing apparatus includes a lens and a photographing device configured to generate data about an image from... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100182485 - Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and imaging method: An imaging apparatus, imaging system, and imaging method enabling restoration of image according to a plurality of optical systems by one apparatus, having a plurality of imaging apparatuses 100A to 100C each having an optical system 110, phase plate (optical wavefront modulation element) 120, imaging element 130 able to capture... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP
20100182488 - Photographing apparatus and focus detecting method using the same: A photographing apparatus capable of automatic detection of a focus of a subject and a method thereof are disclosed. The photographing apparatus includes a control unit for detecting the focus of the subject using images of the subject acquired with a moveable lens being in different positions so as to... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20100182486 - Portable image acquisitioner with micro objective lens: A portable image acquisitioner with micro objective lens for photographing or observing with hand-holding is disclosed. The image acquisitioner includes a V-shaped foldable body and a rotatable lens. The body is composed of a first casing and a second casing pivotedly connected thereto. There is a display on the first... Agent: Shou - Hsin Yin
20100182487 - System and method for automatically focusing an optical lens of an image measuring machine: A system and method for automatically focusing an optical lens controls the light generated by a light-emitting device of an image measuring machine to penetrate a glass sheet, so as to project a picture of the glass sheet onto an object. The system and method further moves an optical lens... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100182491 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system according to the present invention, from an object side, comprises a first lens unit having positive optical power, a second lens unit having negative optical power, a third lens unit having positive optical power, and a fourth lens unit having positive optical power. In zooming, the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100182493 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera includes an imaging device. The imaging device repeatedly outputs an object scene image produced on an imaging surface capturing an object scene through a focus lens. A position of the focus lens is repeatedly changed by a moving amount Wrough under the control of a CPU. Moreover,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100182495 - Focusing measurement device, focusing measurement method, and program: A focusing measurement device according to the present application includes an image input section that obtains a captured image; a filter section that generates, with respect to the image, blurred images by using each pair of filters having different frequency characteristics; an extracting section that extracts, at each of specific... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100182494 - Wavelength detecting apparatus and focus detecting apparatus having the same: A wavelength detecting apparatus capable of detecting the main wavelength of the light coming into an image capture apparatus and a focus detecting apparatus using the same are disclosed. The wavelength detecting apparatus may include a spectral unit which separates the incoming light according to the respective wavelengths, and may... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20100182496 - Programmable micro-electromechanical microshutter array: A microshutter array has a frame having a light transmissive portion. Linear microshutter elements extend across the light transmissive portion and in parallel to each other. Each microshutter element has a flat blade extended in a length direction and first and second torsion arms extending outwards from each side of... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20100182497 - Camera module: A camera module includes a circuit board; a lens electrically connected to the circuit board; a adjusting base disposed on the circuit board and having at least two through-hole disposed adjacent to opposite sides of the lens; at least two fixed posts; at least two adjusting screw respectively passing through... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100182498 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus: A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a metal plate having at least one of surfaces which consists of a planar surface and an image sensor directly mounted on the surface of the metal plate through an adhesive layer, wherein the metal plate is provided with a hole-shaped or notch-shaped positioning... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100182499 - Multimedia content delivery using pre-stored multiple description coded video with restart: An embodiment of the present invention includes a buffer, a selector, and an analyzer. The buffer stores at least a default stream coded by a multiple description (MD) coding and a restart stream coded by a predictive coding. The default and restart streams correspond to a media content. The selector... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100182500 - Image display device, image display method and image display program: An image display device is provided with an image memory for storing a first image as a target secret image; a synthesizing section for time-multiplexing the stored first image and a second image obtained by reversely converting the luminance of the first image; and an image display section for displaying... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100182501 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: The information processing apparatus according to the present invention is provided with a moving picture analysis unit for analyzing moving picture data including a plurality of images and audios associated with time information and for generating moving picture metadata relating to a plurality of feature quantities characterizing the moving picture,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100182502 - Television apparatus: A television apparatus (20) including a display (22) and an audio transducer (24,28) for reproducing video and audio component parts of a television signal. A processor (40) is provided for separating from the television signal an audio descriptor component part for providing an audio description of a corresponding video component... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100182503 - Apparatus for transceiving point to point moving signal reception high channel using hotrizontal blanking interval and method for excuting the apparatus: Provided are a method and apparatus for transceiving an asymmetric point-to-point moving signal and securing an uplink channel using a horizontal blanking interval (HBI) in which a video signal transceiving apparatus can combine a plurality of HBIs and a plurality of active lines (ALs) into a single section, and when... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100182504 - System and method for generating pseudo mpeg information from digital video information: A system and method are used to generate pseudo MPEG information from digital video information. An artificial time stamp module and a data transport device can be used to generate the pseudo MPEG information, including associating an artificial time stamp with the digital video information. This pseudo MPEG information can... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100182505 - Video receiver: There is provided a method for displaying a video signal (31; 46) on a display (20; 44), a video receiver (32; 43), and software. When the video signal is received, the video receiver displays the video pictures of the video signal within a reduced-size window (24; 50) on the display.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100182506 - Digital television and channel editing method thereof: A method and display device are discussed. In an embodiment, there is a method for displaying images using a display device including at least one tuner, a display screen, and a controller for controlling the at least one tuner and the display screen, the method comprising: tuning, by the at... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100182507 - Method and apparatus for using a color indicator to display frequency or channel selection: A system for matching the currently tuned frequency of a signal transmitting device with that of a signal receiving device, including a transmitter having an illuminated color display which changes colors in relation to the channel or frequency on which the transmitter is currently tuned, and a signal receiving device... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP
20100182508 - auxiliary bus transitions on a video switcher: A mix-effects bank architecture of a video switcher having a plurality of video processing units; and an internal switcher routing matrix. The internal switcher routing matrix routing, a video source currently providing a video feed to an auxiliary output and a desired new source for the auxiliary output to a... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100182509 - Removing 2fh cross talk for tv: Artifacts occur in the images rendered on a 100 Hz TV as a result of the vertical and horizontal blanking intervals. These intervals cause transitions between high activity and low activity of the TV's digital processing parts which in return cause disturbances on the power supply lines. By keeping the... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100182510 - Spectral smoothing method for noisy signals: A smoothing method for suppressing fluctuating artifacts in the reduction of interference noise includes the following steps: providing short-term spectra for a sequence of signal frames, transforming each short-term spectrum by way of a forward transformation which describes the short-term spectrum using transformation coefficients that represent the short-term spectrum subdivided... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100182511 - Image processing: Increasing spatial resolution of image frames in a sequence of image frames is described. Processing of a reference image frame and a current image frame is performed that involves updating a resulting image frame with data resulting from the processing. Calculation (203) of an upsampled current frame is performed by... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100182512 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and video signal output circuit: In a semiconductor integrated circuit arranged to perform sag compensation for a video signal, an operational amplifier includes a non-inverted input terminal, an inverted input terminal, and an output terminal, in which a video signal is input to the non-inverted input terminal. A first resistor includes a first end connected... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20100182513 - Prompting device: The prompting device has a frame, a plurality of reflective panes, and support members and may be used on a desktop by a home or small business user to read a script in a natural manner while speaking to a camera or other video capturing device. In the preferred embodiment,... Agent: Decker, Jones, Mcmackin, Mcclane, Hall & Bates, P.C.
20100182514 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: The present invention includes a plurality of linear sources 17 arranged parallel to one another, and a light reflecting member 40 arranged on the side of the linear light sources 17 that corresponds to the opposite side of the light emitting side. The linear light sources 17 are arranged so... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100182515 - Programmable remote controller and setting method thereof: A programmable remote controller, used for controlling audio/video devices, includes a main body, a button module, a motion-sensing module, a microprocessor unit, and a memory. The button module includes a function button group related to the control of the audio/video devices and a programming button group related to the setting... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20100182516 - Complex image display device: A complex image display device comprises a light source, an illumination optical module, a micro display module, at least one optical projection module, at least one image-light-path switch module, an image-light-path control unit, and at least one image display screen, wherein the light source provides a light beam, the illumination... Agent: Roger H. Chu
20100182517 - Cold cathode tube lamp, lighting device for display device, display device, and television receiving device: This cold cathode tube lamp comprises: a discharge tube composed of a glass tube (11) having at least a rare gas sealed therein and a pair of electrodes (21, 22) arranged opposite each other inside the glass tube (11) at opposite ends thereof. The electrodes (21, 22) have cylindrical portions... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100182518 - System and method for a display system: A system and method provide an interactive display screen which may be fitted or associated with a container or vessel. In an embodiment, the display screen is wrapped around or configured to surround entirely or partially a host object. In a further embodiment, the display screen is activated by a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100177156 - Method and apparatus for sharing mobile broadcast service: Two different communication terminals share a broadcast content received through a mobile broadcast service. If a mobile broadcast-sharing mode for sharing a broadcast content with a specific communication terminal is set, a mobile broadcast terminal extracts broadcast video data and broadcast audio data from a mobile broadcast signal being received.... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100177157 - Video communication system and method for using same: The present invention provides a video communication system including a kiosk for recording video messages created by a user and a database for storing and providing access to the video messages. The kiosk includes a user interface for receiving user information such as name, address, email, and other identifying information.... Agent: Mcdonald Hopkins LLC
20100177158 - System and method for distributing video conference data over an internet protocol television system: A computerized system and method for distributing video conference data over an internet protocol television (IPTV) system are disclosed including structures and methods for allocating an IPTV video conference channel to groups of video conference participants' set top boxes (STBs), accessing STB data at the server indicating a group of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Roebuck Attn: Patent Docketing
20100177159 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a photographing unit configured to generate a plurality of images by photographing a plurality of times a range which can be photographed, an object detection unit configured to detect a specified object from each of the plurality of images generated by the photographing unit, a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100177160 - Panoramic camera: A panoramic camera comprising at least one reflector and an image sensor. The camera has an integral annular to rectangular image conversion module to convert annular images received on the image sensor. The camera is remotely controllable to enable a remote user to select a portion of the resulting rectangular... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100177162 - Method and system for enabling 3d video and image processing using one full resolution video stream and one lower resolution video stream: A wireless communication device including one or more processors and/or circuits may be enabled to generating an output full resolution 3D video utilizing a first video data stream generated from a high resolution video source and a second video data stream generated from a low resolution video source. The resolution... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100177161 - Multiplexed stereoscopic video transmission: An information handling system (IHS) includes a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, and a graphics processor coupled to the processor, wherein the graphics processor processes a progressive stereoscopic video signal having at least 1080 lines of resolution and a refresh rate of substantially 48 herz.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100177163 - Non photorealistic rendering of augmented reality: A method and system for rendering a captured image of a scene is disclosed which provide see-through vision through the rendered image, for example of an augmented reality object rendered behind the scene, by assigning pixel transparency values in dependence upon captured image pixels. The method and system preserve some... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100177166 - Creating and viewing three dimensional virtual slides: Systems and methods for creating and viewing three dimensional virtual slides are provided. One or more microscope slides are positioned in an image acquisition device that scans the specimens on the slides and makes two dimensional images at a medium or high resolution. This two dimensional images are provided to... Agent: Pattric J. Rawlins / Aperio Technologies, Inc. Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
20100177164 - Method and system for object reconstruction: A system and method are presented for use in the object reconstruction. The system comprises an illuminating unit, and an imaging unit (see FIG. 1). The illuminating unit comprises a coherent light source and a generator of a random speckle pattern accommodated in the optical path of illuminating light propagating... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20100177165 - Method of conducting preconditioned reliability test of semiconductor package using convection and 3-d imaging: A precondition reliability test of a semiconductor package, to determine a propensity of the package to delaminate, includes a baking test of drying the package, a moisture soaking test of moisturizing the dried package, a reflow test of heat-treating the moisturized package using hot air convection, and a three-dimensional imaging... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20100177168 - Integrative spectacle-shaped stereoscopic video multimedia device: An integrative spectacle-shaped stereoscopic video multimedia device includes a blinder and a video device disposed in the blinder. The video device includes two digital camera modules, an adjusting device for adjusting an axle distance and included angle between the digital camera modules, a binocular stereoscopic viewing module, a viewing module... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20100177167 - Portable integrative stereoscopic video multimedia device: A portable integrative stereoscopic video multimedia device includes two digital camera modules, an adjusting device for adjusting an axle distance and included angle between the digital camera modules, a naked eye stereoscopic image liquid crystal display, optical projection systems, a projection control and image signal driver, sound pickups, loudspeakers, a... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20100177170 - Image display apparatus that allows viewing of three-dimensional image from directions: An image display apparatus includes an image display device having pixels to display right- and left-eye images for a three-dimensional image, a first and second optical shutter devices located on rear and front sides of the image display device. The pixels include pixel pairs that have pixels arranged across first... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100177169 - Three-dimensional model construction using unstructured pattern: Systems and methods using an unstructured pattern for three-dimensional model construction, such as may be used for processing images of documents are disclosed. The method generally includes projecting an unstructured infrared pattern onto a target object, capturing a pair of stereoscopic images of the pattern projected onto the target object,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100177171 - Dual-view stereoscopic display using linear modulator arrays: A method for displaying first and second stereoscopic images to first and second viewers provides the first viewer with a first decoding device having a first viewer differentiating element for receiving the first stereoscopic image and further having a first left- and right-eye differentiating elements for separating left- and right-eye... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20100177173 - Stereoscopic glasses: A pair of stereoscopic glasses includes a pair of left and right stereoscopic rims connected to each other and respectively holding stereoscopic optical components used when observing a stereoscopic image, and a stereoscopic frame that includes stereoscopic temples extending rearward from the stereoscopic rims. The stereoscopic frame is provided with... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100177172 - Stereoscopic screen sharing method and apparatus: Apparatus, systems and methods of providing respective video signals to at least two viewers using a common display are disclosed. An image from a first video signal corresponding to a left perspective of a scene and an image from a second video signal corresponding to a right perspective of the... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20100177174 - 3d shutter glasses with mode switching based on orientation to display device: A shuttered filter apparatus comprises a frame, one or more shuttered filters attached to the frame, and a tracker attached to the frame. Each shuttered filter is configured to selectively prevent a viewer from seeing through the filter in response to a signal from a controller. The tracker is configured... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20100177175 - Image controllers and display devices: A representative display device includes a display module, a polarization controller and a compensator. Each pixel region of the display module has a first sub-pixel region, a second sub-pixel region and a third sub-pixel region respectively providing a first light, a second light and a third light of the same... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100177177 - Inspection of tubular-shaped structures: The present invention discloses a method for inspecting tubular-shaped structures (1) within a three-dimensional (3D) image data set, e.g. a vessel in a medical image. Initially, there is provided an image data set and performed a visualization of the image data set. Then, an inspection of the image data set... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100177178 - Participant audio enhancement system: A system of microphones, signal processors, and loudspeakers provides enhanced comprehension of speech in noisy social events where the locations of participants are relatively constrained. Speech enhancement comprises both boosting sounds moderately at higher frequencies and delaying them to match the arrival of sounds directly from speakers. Virtual loudspeakers create... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100177176 - Video-frame data receiver with low frame capture rate: The present disclosure relates generally to a video frame data receiver that is capable of image acquisition at low frame rates. Such video frame data receivers may be used to capture images from diagnostic tests or assays in which lower frame capture rates are sufficient including, for example, lateral flow... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100177179 - Apparatus and method for enhancing field of vision of the visually impaired: An apparatus and a method for enhancing a field of vision of a user with a visual impairment to help the user to navigate safely in the surroundings. The apparatus includes a body, at least one video device coupled to the body for recording a visual image of a physical... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20100177180 - Image processing system, image processing method, and computer readable medium: Provided are an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program for adjusting an image quality of a fluorescent light motion image. An image obtaining section that obtains a high image-quality motion image and a low image-quality motion image in which a same subject is captured simultaneously; a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100177181 - Endoscope image processing method and apparatus, and endoscope system using the same: A method capable of obtaining a fluorescence image and a background image with a simple configuration. A color image is obtained, when excitation light is emitted on a subject, by imaging excitation light reflected from the subject and fluorescence emitted from the subject. Thereafter, an estimated spectral image that includes... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100177183 - Personal hygiene inspection device and method: An electronic device utilized for personal inspection of areas of the body that cannot be viewed in detail utilizing mirrors. Back light and focus capabilities of the device allow for clear concise viewing of hard to view areas. A measurement component further provides a means to repeat views of a... Agent: George Patterson Bellis Sr.
20100177185 - Surgical microscope with integrated structured illumination: The application concerns a method of integrating image information (3, 5, 8, 9) from an external source, e.g. an imaging device (1), and an operating microscope (2) before or during an operative procedure on an object (18) or body parts of a patient comprising: positioning an operating microscope (2) before... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)
20100177184 - System and method for projection of subsurface structure onto an object's surface: An imaging system and method illuminates body tissue with infrared light to enhance visibility of a vascular structure, and generates an image of the body tissue and the subcutaneous blood vessels based on reflected infrared light. The system includes an infrared illumination source for generating the infrared light and a... Agent: Butler, Snow, O'mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC
20100177182 - Vein navigation device: The present invention relates to an imaging device designed with the intent of visualizing subcutaneous structures within an organism. Visualization of subcutaneous structures will increase the speed and accuracy with which medical treatments requiring insertion of instruments into these structures can be performed. Especially fluid insertions into or extractions from... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100177186 - Method of measuring at least one geometrico-physionomic parameter for positioning a frame of vision-correcting eyeglasses on the face of a wearer: The method includes capturing at least one digital image of the wearer's face with a portable image capture appliance (1) and processing the captured image to determine a geometrico-physionomic parameter. Before capturing the image, the operator positions the image capture appliance manually in a first configuration in which an observation... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100177188 - Biological sample image acquiring apparatus, biological sample image acquiring method, and program: A biological sample image acquiring apparatus includes: a sample stage on which a biological sample is placed and which can move in a direction; an objective lens magnifying a region of the biological sample; an imaging device imaging the region magnified by the objective lens; a stage on which the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100177189 - Method and apparatus for controlling a microscope: In accordance with the present invention there is provided a method for controlling a microscope to scan a microscope slide. By analysing an overview image it is determined quantatively which swathe contains the most image detail and an optimum scanning order can subsequently be determined relative to the swathe determined... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100177187 - Method for determining an in-focus position and a vision inspection system: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed for determining a difference between a sample position and an in-focus position, as well as a vision inspection system. In a first step image data depicting a sample is captured. Next, a feature set is extracted from the image... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100177190 - Microscopy system with revolvable stage: A microscopy system includes an image focusing module, a stage for supporting a sample, image collection unit for collecting sliced images of the sample acquired by the image focusing module, and an image fusion unit for fusing sliced images of the sample acquired from different observation angles. The stage supports... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100177191 - Method for optical inspection of a matt surface and apparatus for applying this method: In a method and apparatus for the optical inspection of a matt surface of an object, the surface having a random texture, for example a tile (11) to find cracks (12), in a first step digital images of the surface are created by an image sensor (K) whereby the surface... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100177192 - Three-dimensional measuring device: A three-dimensional measuring device has an irradiation device that irradiates a light pattern having a striped light intensity distribution on a measurement object, an imaging device that images reflected light from the measurement object irradiated by the light pattern to obtain image data, an image processing device that performs measurement... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100177193 - Remote and digital data transmission systems and satellite location from mobile or fixed terminals with urban surveillance cameras for facial recognition, data collection of public security personnel and missing or kidnapped individuals and city alarms, s: This invention is related to a remote and digital data transmission system and satellite location from mobile or fixed terminals with urban surveillance cameras for facial recognition, detector of gunshots, data collection of public security personnel and missing or kidnapped individuals, city alarms and vehicles control collecting traffic violations and... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20100177194 - Image processing system and method for object tracking: An image processing method can be performed on a video image that includes an initial frame and a plurality of subsequent frames. An object is located within the initial frame of the video image and a histogram related to the object is generated. A foreground map that includes the object... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100177195 - Infrared camera comprising a high-ratio optical zoom: The invention relates to an infrared camera comprising an optical zoom, characterized in that it comprises:—a matrix detector (5) comprising a cooled screen, a matrix able to detect infrared radiation;—a module (123) for modifying the focal length of the camera, the modifying module being able to vary the focal length... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100177196 - Method of testing transmission of compressed digital video for iptv: The invention relates to a digital video test sequence comprising an intra coded picture (I) and a plurality of predicted pictures (P, B) following said intra coded picture. Each of said intra coded picture and predicted pictures comprises a luminance component (Y) and two chrominance components (Cr, Cb). A variation... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20100177197 - Imaging apparatus, method, system integrated circuit, and program: An imaging apparatus wherein a captured image is subjected to a rotational transform so as to correct the inclination of one or more subjects in the captured image. The imaging apparatus defines, with reference to a physical inclination detected by a sensor, an angle range in which the image is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100177198 - Imaging device: An imaging device capable of detecting and correcting, with high accuracy, the motion (image rotation) in the rolling direction of the image caused by the camera shake during imaging without being influenced by the individual variation, temperature characteristic, and variation with time of the sensor. To correct the motion (image... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100177200 - Image processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program: The present invention relates to an image processing apparatus and method enabling to correct for camera shake given in image capturing, a recording medium, and a program. Discrete data pieces indicating shifts are obtained. The discrete data pieces are interpolated to obtain data indicating a shift every line. By the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100177199 - Method for motion detection of horizontal line: A method for motion detection of a horizontal line is provided. First, a horizontal motion area of the horizontal line is detected according to differences between corresponding target scan lines in adjacent fields. Next, the horizontal line within a horizontal motion area in a current field and in a previous... Agent: J C Patents
20100177201 - Expandable night vision goggles: A night vision goggle system is shown, including optical modules, a heads-up display (HUD) module, and a camera module. Each module may be added to and removed from the system without structural, electrical, or optical damage to itself or the remaining modules. Each optical module takes input light at one... Agent: Bingham Mchale LLP
20100177202 - Electronic apparatus, imaging device, method for time correction, and program: An electronic apparatus includes a time measuring unit that measures time, a time information acquiring unit that acquires time information, a determining unit that determines whether a specific process using time measured by the time measuring unit is being performed, and a time correcting unit that corrects time measured by... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100177203 - Apparatus and method for local contrast enhanced tone mapping: Methods and systems for enhancing an image. Respective local contrast values are determined for selected pixels of the image by, for each selected pixel, adjusting a respective luminance value of the pixel by an average luminance value of neighboring pixels to obtain the local contrast value. Respective tone-mapped values are... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100177205 - Image pickup element and image pickup device: An image pickup element includes a light receiver having a matrix arrangement formed by disposing first-direction arrays, each having photoelectric converters arranged in a first direction with a gap therebetween, in a second direction orthogonal thereto, and micro-lenses above the light receiver. In the matrix arrangement, a certain first-direction array... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100177207 - Image-capture device, image-capture method, and image-capture program: An image-capture device includes: an image-capture section that captures an image of a subject; a detector that detects a portion of the subject, the portion having a specific feature, from the image captured by the image-capture section; an evaluator that determines a numerically expressed evaluation value of the specific feature... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100177208 - Imaging apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: An imaging apparatus is equipped with: imaging means, for obtaining images of a subject; imaging control means, for controlling the imaging means to sequentially obtain a plurality of images; reference image selecting means, for selecting a single reference image from among the plurality of images; moving object region specifying means,... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100177209 - Interactive device capable of improving image processing: An interactive device for improving image processing. The interactive device includes a processing module and a controller. The processing module includes a substrate, an image sensor formed on the substrate for generating a plurality of pixel signals, a calculation unit formed on the substrate for calculating at least one motion... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100177204 - Mobile terminal, control method of same, control program of same, and computer-readable storage medium storing the control program: A mobile terminal (1) of the present invention includes an image capturing section (19), an image obtaining section (22) for obtaining a subject image captured by the image capturing section (19), and an image capturing mode determination section (24) for determining which one of a plurality of image capturing modes... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100177206 - Object detecting apparatus, image pickup apparatus, object detecting method, and program: An object detecting apparatus includes an evaluation information storage unit that stores evaluation information used for computing an evaluation value for each of a plurality of objects, where the evaluation value is used for evaluating which one of the objects is contained in an image, a determination information storage unit... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100177210 - Method for adjusting white balance: A white balance adjustment method is disclosed, in which a plurality of input pixels are transformed into a digital component color space, a hue region of each of the color-space transformed input pixels is determined, and a transformation matrix is determined according to the determined hue region.... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100177212 - Identifying and tracking digital images with customized metadata: A method of tracking digital images includes inputting data identifying a subject of an image into a camera, acquiring an image with the camera, and storing the image and the inputted data, as metadata, in an image file when the image is acquired. The method can be implemented using a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100177211 - Image playback apparatus and the control method, and storage medium thereof: An image playback apparatus, which is capable of playing back images recorded in a recording medium, acquires creation time and modification time which are time stamps of the image file, compares, compares the acquired creation and modification times, registers the matching time as the time management information of the image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100177213 - Integrator, delta-sigma modulator, analog-to-digital converter and applications thereof: In one embodiment, the modulator in an analog-to-digital converter includes a first reset switch and second reset switch, each controlled by a reset signal. The first reset switch is connected in a first reset feedback path between an input and an output of an integrator stage, and the second reset... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100177215 - Image processing apparatus and recording medium: Plural areas defined by contours in a through image (live view image) are previously set as object segments whose luminance levels are to be altered. When a user touches a point within an object segment seen in the through image displayed on a touch panel LCD 12, a gamma curve... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100177214 - Imaging device: An imaging device of the present invention includes a normal operation period and a focusing operation period; a CCD (102) able to mix image signals of a plurality of pixels and read the mixed image signals; an AFE (103) that converts the image signals to image data; a signal processing... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100177216 - Image recording apparatus, and control method and program therefor: An image recording apparatus for recording an image captured by use of electronic zoom, comprises an electronic-zoom setting unit configured to set a zoom magnification when using the electronic zoom, a recording-mode selection unit configured to select at least either a non-compression format or a compression format as a recording... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100177217 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system according to the present invention, from an object side to an image side, comprises a first lens unit having positive optical power, a second lens unit having negative optical power, a third lens unit having positive optical power, and a fourth lens unit having positive optical... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100177218 - Electronic apparatus and method of operating electronic apparatus through touch sensor: An electronic apparatus has a touch sensor provided with a first touching zone including at least a second touching zone and a third touching zone, the second and third touching zones being allocated with different functions. The electronic apparatus is controlled to perform a specific function assigned to a specific... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100177219 - Image distortion correcting method, carrier medium carrying distortion correcting program, and optical apparatus: A proposition is to provide a distortion correcting method, a carrier medium carrying distortion correcting program and an optical apparatus which can perform reliable and good distortion correction while suppressing the quantity of information in distortion correcting information. The distortion correcting method includes a preparing operation which expresses distortion aberration... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100177220 - Image sensor for reducing kick-back noise and image pick-up device having the same: An image sensor comprises a plurality of pixel units connected to a column line, a signal process circuit configured to process a signal output from the column line according to a switching operation, and a kick-back noise blocking circuit configured to reduce kick-back noise caused by the switching operation. Each... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100177221 - Pixel array having wide dynamic range and good color reproduction and resolution and image sensor using the pixel array: Provided is a pixel array having a wide dynamic range, good color reproduction, and good resolution and an image sensor using the pixel array. The pixel array includes a plurality of first type photodiodes, a plurality of second type photodiodes, and a plurality of image signal conversion circuits. A plurality... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100177222 - Solid-state image pickup device, its electric-charge transfer method and its fabrication method: The present invention solves a smear problem caused by mixing of a noise signal with signal electric charge being transferred in an operation to transfer the signal charge obtained as a result of a process carried out on a received light beam having a large wavelength. In order to solve... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100177223 - Solid-state imaging device and camera: A solid-state imaging device includes: an avalanche photodiode having a structure including an n+ region, a p+ region, and an avalanche region interposed between the n+ region and the p+ region, all of which are formed to extend in a thickness direction of a semiconductor base; and a pixel repeatedly... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100177224 - Image device having a plurality of detectors in a time delay and integration (tdi) configuration and associated method: In certain embodiments, an imaging device includes an image sensor that includes a detector array. The detector array includes a plurality of detectors operable to receive a charge generated by light. The detector array also includes a plurality of detector sub-arrays each including one or more of the plurality of... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20100177225 - Image sensor: The invention relates to an image sensor for electronic cameras, having a plurality of light-sensitive pixels for the generation of at least one signal proportional to exposure, wherein the pixels are coupled to a read-out circuit having at least one amplifier and configured to amplify the at least one signal... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100177226 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a layout in which one sharing unit includes an array of photodiodes of 2 pixels by 4×n pixels (where, n is a positive integer), respectively, in horizontal and vertical directions.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100177227 - Image sensor: The invention relates to an image sensor for electronic cameras, comprising a plurality of light-sensitive pixels for the generation of signals proportional to exposure and at least one read-out circuit coupled to the pixels and having a first section and a second section disposed downstream of the first section in... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100177229 - Image sensing system and method utilizing a mosfet: A unit cell includes a MOSFET and an integration capacitor. The MOSFET includes a source, a drain, and a gate. The drain is coupled to the source, and the MOSFET is operable to store a first portion of an electric charge corresponding to a detected light intensity. The integration capacitor... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20100177230 - Image sensor driving apparatus: An image sensor driving apparatus is provided with a plurality of output blocks having the functions of both a binary output block and a ternary output block and, therefore, is adaptable to image sensors with various types of specifications. The image sensor is provided with a plurality of dual-purpose binary/ternary... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100177228 - Narrow bandwith illumination image processing system and method: A low power color image capturing system having a power source, the system comprising: a narrow bandwidth illuminator adapted to provide illumination having a peak intensity defining a narrow bandwidth; an image capturing device adapted to capture a raw image from an object illuminated by the narrow bandwidth illuminator; and... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20100177231 - Solid-state image capturing apparatus, method for manufacturing the same, and electronic information device: A solid-state image capturing apparatus is manufactured, which has a high sensitivity and high resolution with no color filter or no on-chip microlens required and with no shading generated or no variance in performance between pixel sections. In a solid-state image capturing apparatus 1, a plurality of pixel sections 2... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100177232 - Voltage biasing circuit and data processing system having the same: A voltage biasing circuit includes a metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistor, a voltage control circuit controlling a voltage between a gate and a source of the MOS transistor to operate the MOS transistor in a sub-threshold range, and a capacitor connected to the MOS transistor. The voltage biasing circuit may further include... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100177233 - Picture display controlling apparatus and picture display controlling method: Disclosed herein is a picture display controlling apparatus capable of improving the user's ease of operation upon selecting picture data on a small-size screen of digital cameras or the like. Picture data items held in a data holding unit (310) are sorted into picture groups. The location of the picture... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100177234 - Image processing device, method, and storage medium: An image processing device appropriately extracts an entire object from an image even if the object is not completely included in an initial region designated by a user. The image processing device includes: a designation unit designating a position on the image; a setting unit setting a first combination consisting... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100177235 - Imaging device having microlens array adhered to wafer-level lens: Methods and apparatuses having imaging structures that include a focusing lens structure, a pixel array, and a transparent material arranged between the focusing lens and the pixel array. A color filter array may be located between the transparent material and the pixels of the pixel array.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100177236 - Imaging device: An imaging device of the present invention includes a normal operation period and a focusing operation period and includes: a CCD (102) able to perform thinning processing on image signals of an imaging subject; an AFE (103) that converts the image signals into image data; a signal processing unit (104b)... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100177237 - Camera module: Disclosed is a camera module. The camera module includes a lens assembly including a wafer level optics lens (WLO), and a sensor assembly on which the lens assembly is mounted through a surface mount technology (SMT). In the camera module, a lens is directly mounted on a sensor die through... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100177238 - Imaging device: Provided is an imaging device which simplifies an assembling adjustment so as to reduce the manufacturing time and cost, wherein second lens L2 driven by actuator 30 is brought into contact with first lens L1 and third lens L3 so that a hyper-focal position or an infinite position as a... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100177239 - Method of and apparatus for frame rate conversion: A method is provided for performing robust frame rate conversion of video data to a higher frame rate. A metric is formed (16) as a function of motion compensation error normalised by a measure of image content, such as image texture (10, 11). The metric is then compared with thresholds... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100177240 - Aspect ratio enhancement: An adaptive compensation system for aspect ratio conversion. Video information, intended for her first aspect ratio display, e.g. the standard NTSC aspect ratio, is processed to determine additional information that can enable that video to be displayed and fill a wider aspect ratio screen. The processing can be a calculation... Agent: Scott C Harris Law Office Of Scott C Harris, Inc
20100177241 - Apparatus and method for motion adaptive de-interlacing with chroma up-sampling error remover: An apparatus and a method for motion adaptive de-interlacing with chroma up-sampling error remover are provided. Wherein, a motion detector determines moving pixels and static pixels in a target scan line. A first CUE remover and a second CUE remover remove the CUE of the target scan line in the... Agent: J C Patents
20100177242 - Device and method for displaying caption window: A device and method for displaying a caption window is provided. The method receives a first window-defining command by a TV controller, with the first window-defining command including a first window size and first caption content. A first caption data according to the first caption content is generated and stored... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100177243 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100177244 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100177245 - Display system and dsiplay apparatus: If a device non-compatible with CEC is contained in an input path when a display apparatus is HDMI-connected hierarchically to a plurality of external devices, an external device which has transmitted <Active Source> is selected as an operation object device. A TV (100) is HDMI-connected hierarchically to external devices (an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100177246 - Increasing frame rate for imaging: The specification and drawings present a new method, apparatus and software product for implementing algorithms for improving a frame rate by reducing a size and resolution of selected versus unselected image frames captured by a sensor in an image processing pipeline before displaying (or before encoding) in electronic devices (e.g.,... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100177247 - Ambient lighting: A system for facilitating accompanying an image or video rendering with a concurrent controlled ambient lighting, comprises a color selector (302) for selecting a color of the controlled ambient lighting in dependence on scene lighting information associated with the image or with at least one image of the video. An... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100177248 - Image displaying method, image displaying device, and contrast-adjusting circuit for use therewith: A system provides an image displaying technique that provides stable high contrast even in an area having high brightness. Based on information about an average brightness level of a digital luminance signal, black-correction processing which decreases a brightness level by offsetting the brightness level to the minus side, and increase... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100177249 - Enhancing video sharpness and contrast by luminance and chrominance transient improvement: An apparatus, system, method, and article for enhancing video sharpness are described. The apparatus may include a media processing node to enhance sharpness of an input image. The media processing node may include a wavelet decomposition module to perform wavelet decomposition of the input image to detect and modify edge... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC C/o Cpa Global
20100177250 - Recording apparatus and recording method: A recording and reproducing apparatus (100) can record information on a recording memory (111) having a recording region where a smallest unit for erasing recorded information is a block, on a unit of a cluster that is a unit smaller than the block. The recording and reproducing apparatus (100) includes:... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100177251 - Receiver, integrated circuit, digital television receiver, reception method, and reception program: A receiver receives an OFDM signal and performs the Fourier transform on the received OFDM signal. In the receiver, a first channel estimation subunit 30 estimates channel characteristics at SP signal positions and interpolates the estimated channel characteristics in the time direction, whereas a second channel estimation subunit 40 estimates... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100177252 - Method and system for scanning television channels: A method of scanning television channels at initial setup. The method includes at a first power mode, automatically scanning for channels using a first scanning setup procedure during which the television is unusable by a user. The first power mode is when the television is at a full power mode.... Agent: Sony C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100171805 - Digital photo frame with dial-a-tag functionality: A digital photo frame, including a memory for storing a plurality of digital photos, and tags associated with the digital photos, where a tag for a digital photo corresponds to an object appearing in the digital photo, a screen for displaying the digital photos, an interface for making connection with... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC
20100171806 - Tv with internet videoconferencing: A TV with Internet communication capability includes a built-in microphone and video camera. Signals from the microphone and video camera are processed by an IP phone module in the TV, multiplexed together, and sent over the Internet to one or more user-selected addresses. Incoming videoconferencing signals are demultiplexed and presented... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100171807 - System and associated methodology for multi-layered site video conferencing: A video conferencing system with more than three endpoints and a multipoint control unit displays a merged image of the video conference participants at an endpoint monitor. The participant images are separated from their corresponding background and merged to make all participants appear the same size on the monitor. The... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100171808 - System and method for enhancing eye gaze in a telepresence system: A system for enhancing eye gaze in a telepresence system includes a plurality of local cameras coupled to at least one local display. Each local camera is directed to at least one respective local user section and operable to generate an image of the respective local user section. The system... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100171810 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: An image processing apparatus includes a first image processor receiving, as a sequence of images, a plurality of images captured by sequentially shifting a shooting position in a predetermined direction, and setting a first overlapping area overlapping a priority area which is to be used preferentially in the sequence of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100171809 - Microscope system and method of operation thereof: A microscope system for obtaining an image having a wide view angle by repeatedly capturing an image with an objective lens having a high magnification while moving a stage, and by connecting captured images having a small view angle including a stage, a stage driving unit, a stage position detecting... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100171811 - Method and device for the creation of pseudo-holographic images: A method and a device enable the creation of three-dimensional images with more than two perspectives (e.g. pseudo-holographic images), especially to be reproduced with the aid of an autostereoscopic display or an autostereoscopic screen, from fed images having, in particular, only two perspectives, e.g., a left and a right image... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100171812 - Format for encoded stereoscopic image data file: A method of constructing an encoded stereoscopic image data file is provided. The encoded stereoscopic image data file includes a file type declaration unit indicating whether the file is a stereoscopic image, a meta data unit including one or more track containers for containing meta data of the encoded stereoscopic... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100171814 - Apparatus for processing a stereoscopic image stream: A system is provided for processing a compressed image stream of a stereoscopic image stream, the compressed image stream having a plurality of frames in a first format, each frame consisting of a merged image comprising pixels sampled from a left image and pixels sampled from a right image. A... Agent: Anglehart Et Al.
20100171813 - Gated 3d camera: A camera for determining distances to a scene, the camera comprising: a light source comprising a VCSEL controllable to illuminate the scene with a train of pulses of light having a characteristic spectrum; a photosurface; optics for imaging light reflected from the light pulses by the scene on the photosurface;... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20100171815 - Image data obtaining method and apparatus therefor: An image data obtaining method to obtain three-dimensional (3D) image data by using a plurality of pieces of two-dimensional (2D) image data obtained by capturing an image of a scene, the image data obtaining method including: setting a focal length of an image-capturing device so as to allow a reference... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100171817 - Conversion, correction, and other operations related to multiplexed data sets: Conversion of interleaved data and/or correction of color samples or other data are corrected by recognizing an underlying arrangement or format of different data sets within a data stream and a conversion process applied that causes bleeding between the sets The data sets are, for example, separate channel views of... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100171816 - Display device for three dimensional (3d) images: The present invention provides a display device for three-dimensional (3D) images. The display device presents a first and a second frame respectively to left and right eyes of a user, whereby the user perceives a 3D image according to the first and second frames. The display device includes a digital... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100171818 - Liquid crystal display device, and method and circuit for driving for liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes a display section, an image signal drive circuit, a scan signal drive circuit, a common electrode potential control circuit, and a synchronous circuit. The display section has scan electrodes, image signal electrodes, a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix, a plurality of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100171819 - Automatic reduction of interfering elements from an image stream of a moving organ: Apparatus and methods are described for imaging a portion of a body of a subject that undergoes a motion cycle. A plurality of image frames of the portion are acquired. The image frames are enhanced with respect to a first given feature of the image frames, by (a) image tracking... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100171820 - Lens system: A lens system comprises a first lens group and a second lens group, and is configured to form an image at a first magnification and at a second magnification. The lens system has a common optical axis in both magnifications. The lens system is further configured to form an intermediate... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100171821 - Method and device for wavelength shifted imaging: A micro-camera catheter device is disclosed comprising at least one light source disposed on a distal end of a catheter. The light source is capable of propagating a predetermined wavelength of light with a wavelength between approximately 1000 nanometers and approximately 2000 nanometers onto a target. The device further comprises... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100171822 - Tomographic image capturing apparatus and tomographic image capturing method: A tomographic image capturing apparatus comprises a radiation source for applying radiation to a subject at a plurality of different angles with respect to the subject, a radiation detector for detecting the radiation which has passed through the subject at each of the different angles and converting the detected radiation... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100171823 - Alignment apparatus for semiconductor wafer: A wafer has an annular ridge formed along an outer periphery thereof to serve as a reinforcing portion, and a circuit pattern surrounded with the reinforcing portion. The wafer is placed on a wafer placement plane of a holding stage in a state that the circuit pattern is directed downward.... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100171824 - Component recognizing device, surface mounting machine, and component testing machine: [Means for Resolution]Permanent magnets (732) are fixed to a head unit (6) in a state where surfaces (732a) opposing a coil portion (733) are faced downward. The coil portion (733) is disposed at a position directly below the permanent magnets (732). An attraction force (Fm) induced between the coil portion... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100171825 - Monitoring systems and methods for monitoring the condition of one or more components of an electrical device: Methods and systems for monitoring a component of an electrical device and/or a brush of a brush holder assembly are disclosed. One method includes receiving data from a plurality of remote monitoring locations at a central control unit, where the data may be evaluated in order to monitor states of... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100171828 - Driving assistance system and connected vehicles: A tractor and a trailer are connected together and a camera is installed on the trailer side of the connected vehicles. The camera captures images behind the trailer. A driving assistance system projects the captured images on bird's-eye view coordinates parallel with a road surface to convert the images into... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100171826 - Method for measuring retail display and compliance: Method and apparatus for measuring retail store display and shelf compliance are provided. A mobile capture unit, (21), determines a movement distance and moves the mobile capture unit, (21), the determined movement distance. The mobile capture unit, (21), captures one or more images of one or more product displays, (22),... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100171827 - Optical inspection apparatus with a detachable light guide: An optical inspection apparatus is disclosed including: a digital image sensing module, a light source, a detachable light guide configured for guiding incident light to transmit within the detachable light guide and to output from a first angle, and an adapter engaged with the digital image sensing module for guiding... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20100171829 - Drive recorder: An object of the present invention is to provide a drive recorder that can record all video information required and only what is required. More particularly, the invention provides a drive recorder for recording video information received from an image capturing unit onto a recording medium, includes an acceleration sensor... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100171830 - Inside mirror with surveillance camera: A mirror with a frame on the front of the body and which navigation and a circuit and control panel of camera's module can be installed inside, includes an inside camera installed in a jointed structure on an upper part of the body and which can move up and down... Agent: Richard F. Jaworski Cooper & Dunham LLP
20100171832 - Rear-view display system for a bicycle: A display system for a bicycle is disclosed that comprises a camera selectively attachable to the bicycle and a display unit fixable to the handlebars of the bicycle. The camera includes a power source and a signaling means adapted for sending visual scene information from the camera, either wirelessly or... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC
20100171831 - Stored vision for automobiles: A method for the driver of an automotive vehicle to avoid distraction from the task of driving, but yet to preserve and later recover legal evidence of events, objects, or conditions that may be encountered during the driving of the vehicle, by utilizing a perimeter optical viewing system in conjunction... Agent: Gene W. Arant
20100171834 - Panoramic experience system and method: In one general sense, a user may be presented with a multimedia experience corresponding to an entertainment event or venue by managing a sensor array having at least two sensors that are made configured to provide a stream of data units, associating location information with sensors in the sensor array,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100171833 - Video archival system: A video archival system for recording events of interest is disclosed. The system comprises: a video camera for providing video data for a location; a remote control device having user operable controls for enabling a user to identify the event of interest and a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting event data;... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100171835 - Imaging method and apparatus: An object of examination is irradiated with an electromagnetic wave including a frequency component from 30 GHz to 30 THz and a Fourier transform image of the transmitted or reflected electromagnetic wave from the object of examination is obtained. The obtained Fourier transform image is subjected to a spatial frequency... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100171836 - Image capturing apparatus, control method thereof, and program: An image capturing apparatus comprising an object detection unit which detects a specific object from an image signal, and a control unit which performs first control corresponding to the specific object when the object detection unit detects the specific object, and performs second control different from the first control when... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100171837 - Varying camera self-determination based on subject motion: In a method and digital camera, an initial set of evaluation images are captured. A plurality of characteristics of the initial set of evaluation images are assessed to provide a first assessment. The characteristics include subject motion between the initial set of evaluation images. When the subject motion is in... Agent: Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20100171838 - Method and apparatus for evaluating interference between digital tv broadcasting system using 8-vsb modulation method and cognitive radio system using orthogonal frequency division multiple access: A apparatus for evaluating interference of a cognitive radio transmission signal with digital TV broadcasting includes a cognitive radio transmission unit generating and transmitting an interference signal using orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), a broadcast transmission unit generating and transmitting a baseband digital TV broadcast signal containing data about... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100171839 - Method for processing digital images: A portable image capture device, program and method for controlling and managing data captured thereby. A device program residing on the portable image capture device generally associates data processing attributes with image files generated for image data captured by the portable image capture device. In some embodiments, the device program... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20100171840 - Image processing device, imaging apparatus, image blur correction method, and tangible computer readable media containing program: An image processing apparatus creates a corrected image CP by combining a plurality of captured images P1 to Pn (or a plurality of captured images after performing filtering of at least one of the plurality of captured images P1 to Pn) based on an evaluation result of image blur appearing... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100171841 - Multicast control of motion capture sequences: Capturing motion including: a clock configured to generate a time reference; a plurality of motion capture cameras substantially synchronized to the time reference; at least one device used in motion capture; a multicast module configured to receive the time reference, and to transmit a multicast signal, wherein the multicast signal... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100171842 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes: an image sensor; a pixel output judging processor which judges that at least one of a pixel output of a pixel of a specific color and a pixel output of a pixel of a color other than the specific color in the vicinity of the pixel... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100171843 - Imager capturing an image with a rolling shutter: An imager is provided having an image-capturing sensor, a focusing detector, and a flicker detector. The image-capturing sensor captures a subject image with a rolling shutter and outputs image data. The focusing detector determines whether a subject image is in focus of the image-capturing sensor using the output image data.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100171844 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit operable to output an image signal of a subject, an amplifier unit operable to amplify the image signal output by the imaging unit, a gain adjusting unit operable to adjust a gain of the amplifier unit, and a frame rate adjusting unit operable... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100171845 - Using a graphics processing unit to correct video and audio data: Described is a device (e.g., a cell phone incorporating a digital camera) that incorporates a graphics processing unit (GPU) to process image data in order to increase the quality of a rendered image. The processing power provided by a GPU means that, for example, an unacceptable pixel value (e.g., a... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100171846 - Automatic capture modes: An image capture device is described which is operable in any one of a number of capture modes. The device comprises a camera, a memory and a processor. The memory stores a plurality of sets of capture triggers, with each set of capture triggers being associated with one of the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100171847 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a luminance value calculation unit configured to calculate a luminance average value and a luminance peak value from an image obtained by image-capturing for each of frames formed by dividing one screen, a first calculation unit configured to combine the luminance average value and the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100171848 - System, apparatus, software and process for integrating video images: A process for integrating video images includes generating a dancer video with a dancer and identifying a dancer head position of the dancer in the dancer video. A participant head location is identified and a cropped area is generated based on the participant head location. A participant video is generated... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
20100171849 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising a first lens unit of positive power, a second lens unit of negative power, a third lens unit of positive power, and a fourth lens unit of positive power, wherein the first lens unit is... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100171850 - Zooms lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising a first lens unit of positive power, a second lens unit of negative power, a third lens unit of positive power, and a fourth lens unit of positive power, wherein the first lens unit is... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100171851 - Pan/tilt method and apparatus for camera: A camera pan/tilt method includes receiving an input pan/tilt command. The method also includes determining whether the angle to be moved according to the input pan/tilt command is larger than the minimum angle for allowing pan/tilt to be executed by a hardware pan/tilt method. A hardware pan/tilt is executed according... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100171852 - Image sensing apparatus and method: This invention is directed to easily set the image sensing conditions of an image sensing apparatus. The image sensing apparatus includes a first control means for controlling to change the image sensing conditions, an image sensing means to sense an image sensing target at every first time interval, and to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100171855 - Method for driving solid-state imaging device, and solid-state imaging device: The present invention has an object of providing a method for driving a solid-state imaging device which includes photodiodes 210 arranged in columns and rows and vertical CCDs 220 each of which is provided for a corresponding one of the columns of the photodiodes and includes transfer electrodes V1 to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100171854 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes: a light-receiving element making a photoelectric conversion and being disposed in each of a plurality of pixels, wherein a honeycomb structure in which a predetermined pixel is surrounded with six pixels neighboring the predetermined pixel out of the plurality of pixels or a structure in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100171853 - Solid-state imaging device, signal processing method of solid-state imaging device, and image capturing apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixel circuits each including a photoelectric conversion element; reading signal lines connected to the pixel circuits; a reference signal output circuit outputting a reference signal whose voltage level varies; a reference signal line connected to the reference signal output circuit; and comparators... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100171856 - Digital camera and control method thereof: A digital camera including a lens, first and second sensors, a shutoff member, a display, a detector, an exposure amount determiner, and a still image generator. The first sensor receives light through the lens and the second sensor also receives light through the lens, but is different from the first... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100171857 - Method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device: A method of manufacturing a solid-state imaging device. Light-receiving sensor portions each constituting a pixel in the form of a matrix is arranged. The matrix has columns aligned in a vertical direction and rows aligned in a horizontal direction. Charge-transfer portions are formed on either side of the columns of... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100171858 - Display control device and control method thereof: A display control device capable of suppressing an abrupt change in brightness of a display device viewed by a user when a large change takes place in outside light illuminance, thereby relieving a viewing difficulty. A control unit detects illuminance of outside light irradiated onto the display device, calculates a... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100171860 - Imaging apparatus and video camera, and method of reproducing recorded information performed by the imaging apparatus or the video camera: There are provided an imaging apparatus and a video camera which allow an image being recorded and an image being reproduced to be easily discriminated from each other when an already recorded image signal is reproduced while a photographed image signal is being recorded. A recording section records an image... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100171859 - Projection and registration device: A projection and recording device, provided with a processing and control unit, a memory for recording images and other data, an input/output interface, a controllable camera, a touch screen for the input and display of data and images, a position determining system for determining the position of at least one... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20100171861 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: An information processing apparatus includes a processing unit configured to execute a predetermined process, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a progress situation of the predetermined process executed by the processing unit, and a display control unit configured to display a progress situation display area for indicating the progress situation... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100171862 - Parallax camera and display screen: In the beginning, display screens were monochrome, and a video artist was limited to specifying the brightness of a pixel. With the advent of color display screens, the artist could specify the color and brightness of a pixel. With this invention, the artist can now additionally specify the direction from... Agent: Earl Alexander Culham
20100171863 - Method to enlarge and change displayed image and photographing apparatus using the same: A method to enlarge and change an image displayed by a photographing apparatus, and a photographing apparatus using the same. The enlargement method includes adding guide information regarding a zoom-in area and compensating the guide information based on the zoom-in command.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20100171864 - Optical element driving device and imaging apparatus: A lens driving device includes a lens, a moving member that supports the lens, a stationary member that movably supports the moving member, a pitch drive mechanism that drives the moving member in the pitch correction direction, and a yaw drive mechanism that drives in the yaw correction direction. The... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100171866 - Multiscale optical system: A means of enabling an imaging lens system that overcomes some of the costs and disadvantages of the prior art is disclosed. A lens system in accordance with the present invention reduces or eliminates one or more aberrations of an optical input by separating image collection functionality from image processing... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100171865 - Solid-state image-taking apparatus, manufacturing method thereof, and camera: A solid-state image-taking apparatus which have a solid-state image-taking device includes a chip of the solid-state image-taking device, an imaging lens configured to focus incoming light into an image on the solid-state image-taking device, and a material of a refraction index larger than 1, which is arranged between the chip... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100171868 - Camera system and camera body: A camera system includes an interchangeable lens and a camera body. The camera body includes an imaging unit, a contrast detection unit, a defocusing amount detection unit, and a body microcomputer. The contrast detection unit is configured to detect a contrast value from an image signal of a subject acquired... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100171869 - Light amount adjusting device and image capture apparatus: A light amount adjusting device includes: a cover plate having a light-passing hole; a first separator being sheet-shaped and having a hole; a second separator being elastically deformable and sheet-shaped, positioned on a side opposite to the cover plate with the first separator therebetween, and having a hole; a first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100171867 - Live-view optical system and image capture apparatus: Dp is a diameter of the entrance pupil of the live-view optical system, Zp is a distance from the focusing plate to the entrance pupil of the live-view optical system, Y is a maximum image height on the focusing plate, Za is a distance from the focusing plate to the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100171870 - Lens control apparatus, optical apparatus, and lens control method: An imaging apparatus controls a movement of a second lens unit to compensate for an image-plane movement due to a movement of a first lens unit when a captured image is zoomed by moving the first lens unit, and controls the movement of the second lens unit to be performed... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100171871 - Image sensing apparatus and control method therefor: In an image sensing apparatus including an image sensing unit with an image sensor and an EVF, first image signals obtained every preset number of frames, of image signals output from the image sensing unit are displayed on the EVF, focus evaluation values indicating a focus state of an image... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100171872 - Optical device, imaging device, and method for manufacturing optical device: An optical device comprises a vibration member 20 provided on a substrate 36 transmitting light so as to vibrate said substrate, a driving circuit 29 for driving said vibration member so as to generate nodes of vibration 99 on said substrate, a plurality of electrodes 42, at least one part... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100171873 - Solid-state imaging device and driving control method: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array section formed by a plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion element disposed in the form of a matrix; and control means for selectively controlling shutter operations and readout operations performed on the pixels of the pixel array section on a row-by-row... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100171874 - Apparatus and method for photographing image in portable terminal: A portable terminal includes an apparatus for photographing an image. The portable terminal can receive an image via a camera and recognize the received image through an image recognition process. The portable terminal can determine a photographing composition corresponding to the recognition result, and adjust an angle of the camera... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100171875 - Imager capturing an image with a rolling shutter: An imager is provided having an image-capturing sensor, a focusing detector, a flicker detector, and a light source. The image-capturing sensor captures a subject image with a rolling shutter and outputs image data. The focusing detector determines whether a subject image is in focus of said image-capturing sensor using the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100171876 - Image-taking apparatus: An image-taking apparatus includes a chassis which is disposed inside an outer package member of the image-taking apparatus and is a structural body of the image-taking apparatus, an image-pickup device which photoelectrically converts an object image, a first circuit which processes output signals from the image-pickup device, and a second... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100171877 - Digital detector for atsc digital television signals: A Wireless Regional Area Network (WRAN) receiver comprises a transceiver for communicating with a wireless network over one of a number of channels, and an Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) signal detector for use in forming a supported channel list comprising those ones of the number of channels upon which... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100171878 - Systems and methods for selecting and displaying video content: A television receiver displays television receiver menu information simultaneously with a video stream in an integrated display screen. From within the display screen, the user can select the video stream to close the menu information and display the video stream the television programming in a full screen mode.... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department
20100171879 - System for identifying motion video/audio content: A system for identifying motion video/audio content by means of comparing a video A to a registered video B so as to determine if they are originally the same as each other, wherein said system at least comprises a fingerprint extractor A for fingerprint A from the video A; a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100171880 - Method and apparatus for providing a content control signal via color burst phase modifications: The “color stripe” process is well known in the video field for preventing copying by analog video tape recorders of video content, and operates by altering the phase of a portion of the video signal color burst. Here, a weakened version of the color stripe process is employed in a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100171881 - Generation of a customizable tv mosaic: Method for generating at least one mosaic of content-transport streams, said method comprises the following steps after displaying a screen including at least a first area (Z1) intended for displaying a mosaic and a second area (Z2) comprising a content identifier list: a/ detecting a command for selecting an identifier... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100171882 - Method for tuning coding rate and applying unequal error protection for adaptive video transmission, and video transmission/reception apparatus using the method: Provided are a method of tuning a coding rate and applying an unequal error protection for an adaptive video transmission, and a video transmission/reception apparatus using the method. The video transmission apparatus may include: a coding rate tuner to predict, as a channel capacity of a subsequent channel interval, an... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100171883 - Data transmission over a video link: A technique transfers data over a standard video transport, where this data may be in a nonstandard format or include control, audio, or other nonvideo data, or combinations of these. This standard video transport may be a DVI connection. The technique can increase the color depth by transferring high colors... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20100171884 - Video processing apparatus: A final-correction-value acquisition unit performs, for each frame, reduction processing for reducing a difference in gamma correction value between frames and thereby acquires a final correction value of the frame. The final-correction-value acquisition unit determines into which type an observed frame is classified among a first-, a second- and a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100171885 - Video decoder system for movable application: This invention is a digital television receiver receiving alternative broadcasts. Separate tuners receive separate broadcast signals, such as 12-segment HDTV and 1-segment QVGA. A multiplexer selects one tuner based upon receiver status of a first tuner. The selected signal is decoded and resized for a display. The decoder uses a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100171886 - Presentation of reading service channels to the visually impaired: Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically provide an audio sub-channel for a reading service to a visually impaired user. An audio service system includes a control module and a transmit module. The control module is operable to identify an audio sub-channel for a reading service available for reception within... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20100171887 - Reduced instruction set television control system and method of use: The claimed invention relates to an interactive television system including a controller for converting the hand motion of the user into acceleration data of three axes by a single 3-axis accelerometer 113 and an interactive system for mapping the output of the acceleration data with the pre-defined data in a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100171888 - Video frame recorder: The invention comprises a video framed electronic frame display screen with a touch screen LCD, a power supply (either DC battery powered or AC power cord), a memory component, video and audio input and output jacks adaptable to DVD and VCR players, cameras and mp3 players, and speakers. The video... Agent: Law Office Of David Mcewing07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100165069 - Image codec apparatus: Provided is an image codec apparatus that allows a user to check his own-image properly while feeling a strong sense of presence. The image codec apparatus (100) includes cameras (Ca, Cb, and Cc) that generate taken-image data by shooting, monitors (Ma, Mb, and Mc) that display images, encoders (101, 102,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100165070 - Video telephony device having functionality to mute incoming messages that are being recorded: A method of responding to an incoming call includes receiving the incoming call from a caller. The incoming call includes caller ID information having image data associated with the caller included therein. The image data is displayed on a video telephony device display while audibly announcing receipt of the incoming... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100165071 - Video conference device: A video conference device capable of suppressing a processing burden of an echo canceller in such a situation that speakers, microphones, and a camera are arranged in close vicinity of a monitor is provided. A preliminary filter portion 18 is provided in a preceding stage of an echo canceller 19.... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100165072 - Video conference system, band control method, conference control device, video conference terminal device and recording medium recording program: A conference control device includes: a communication processing unit which performs transmission/reception processing of conference information containing voice information and image information between the conference control device and a plurality of video conference terminal devices through a network; an information collecting unit which collects information on connection paths between the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100165073 - Projector, terminal, conferencing system, tree structure switching method and recording medium: A projector can function as a node in a tree structural network, and comprises projecting means 19B, storage means 11B for storing parent-child information that indicates a direct parent and a direct child in the network, data control means 13aB for using projecting means 19B to project an image corresponding... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100165074 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program: An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a display unit that displays predetermined information, an imaging unit that is installed on a right side or left side of a central portion of an upper frame of an outer frame enclosing the display unit to obtain a pickup image of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100165075 - Method for automatically shooting panoramic image by digital image pickup device: A method for automatically shooting a panoramic image by a digital image pickup device is described. In the method, a pixel error value between a real-time image and an alignment image overlapped with each other is continuously compared and calculated. When the pixel error value is smaller than a preset... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100165076 - Process for automatically determining a probability of image capture with a terminal using contextual data: A process for using a terminal capable of capturing images to determine a probability of capturing the images according to information taken from contextual data provided by the image capture means. The process uses a terminal such as a mobile terminal comprising a first image data sensor and at least... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20100165077 - Multi-view video coding using scalable video coding: There are provided methods and apparatus for stereoscopic video coding using scalable video coding. A scalable video encoder includes an encoder (100) for encoding at least two views corresponding to multi-view video content by, encoding a particular view of the at least two views as a base layer, and encoding... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100165079 - Frame processing device, television receiving apparatus and frame processing method: A three-dimensional video is appropriately displayed. A frame processing device includes: a frame extraction module configured to sequentially extract image frames for left eye and for right eye from a three-dimensional video signal; a frame group generation module configured to alternately generate frame groups for left eye and for right... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100165078 - Image compression using checkerboard mosaic for luminance and chrominance color space images: Image artefacts appearing when a checkerboard pattern spatial compression is applied to luminance-chrominance color space images having subsampled chroma data, such as YCbCr, is avoided by using a different checkerboard pattern for the luminance pixels than the pattern used for the chrominance pixels.... Agent: Anglehart Et Al.
20100165080 - Image capturing apparatus and endoscope: An image capturing apparatus includes a light splitting section that splits light from an object into first light and second light in such a manner that (i) a split ratio of light in a central region of an image of the object is different from a split ratio of light... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100165082 - Detection apparatus: The invention relates to an apparatus for the spatially resolved detection of objects located in a monitored zone, having a transmission device for the transmission of electromagnetic radiation into a transmission region, having a reception device for the reception of radiation reflected from a reception region, wherein the transmission region... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100165081 - Image processing method and apparatus therefor: An image processing method, including extracting shot information from metadata, wherein the shot information is used to classify a series of two-dimensional images into predetermined units; if it is determined, by using shot type information included in the shot information, that frames classified as a predetermined shot can be reproduced... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100165083 - Recording medium, playback device, and integrated circuit: On a recording medium according to the present invention, extents for a base-view and a dependent-view are arranged alternately. The lower limit of the size of the base-view extents is the larger of a first lower limit value and a second lower limit value. The lower limit of the size... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100165084 - Stereoscopic display apparatus and display method: A stereoscopic display apparatus and a display method are provided. The stereoscopic display apparatus includes a display panel, a dynamic-backlight module, a tracking panel, an optical lens array. The display has an updated region and a non-updated region during a frame period the display panel displays according a first synchro-signal.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100165085 - Encoding method for 3d glasses: A viewing system for viewing video displays having the appearance of a three dimensional image.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100165086 - Light source for vision measuring instrument and positioning system using the same: A light source is configured to be mounted to a vision measuring instrument that includes a primary image capture unit capturing an image of an object to be measured, and an auxiliary image capture unit providing a means to aim the primary image capture unit at a determined position. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100165088 - Apparatus and method for displaying capsule endoscope image, and record media storing program for carrying out that method: An apparatus and method for displaying capsule endoscope images and record media storing a program for carrying out that method is disclosed, which is capable of reducing playing time of the capsule endoscope images by forming a plurality of similar-image groups with a plurality of image frames from an endoscope... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100165087 - System and method for mosaicing endoscope images captured from within a cavity: Systems and methods for capturing and mosaicking images of one or more surfaces of a collapsed cavity are described. A number of embodiments are capable of performing mosaicking in real time. Many embodiments are configured to perform multiple passes during motion estimation and/or registration to improve the quality of the... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20100165089 - Apparatus for caries detection: An apparatus for imaging a tooth having a light source with a first spectral range and a second spectral range. A polarizing beamsplitter (18) light having a first polarization state toward the tooth and directs light from the tooth having a second polarization state along a return path toward a... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20100165090 - Frontal hand capture of fingerprints, palm prints and hand geometry using contactless photography: The present invention is a system and method that captures hand geometry, full-length fingerprints, and/or palm prints from a frontal view of a freely posed hand using contactless photography. A system and method for capturing biometric data of a hand includes the steps of and means for (a) digitally photographing... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100165091 - Monitoring system and method: A monitoring system that monitors a person, the monitoring system including: a camera that captures an image of the individual; a transmission device that transmits an image; and, a processing device that is configured to: detect a change in facial expression of the individual from an image captured by the... Agent: Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20100165093 - Eye-gaze detecting device and eye-gaze detecting method: An eye-gaze detecting device (100) detects an eye-gaze coordinate of a user in an input image from a capturing unit (104) wearable on the user, and includes: an eye movement detecting unit (101) detecting an eye movement of the user; a calibration object detecting unit (105) (i) receiving the input... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100165092 - Image output apparatus, image output method and image output program: There is provided an image output apparatus including an image-capturing section that captures an image of the observed person, an observer's point of sight measuring section that measures a point of sight of the observer when the image-capturing section captures the image of the observed person, an output section that... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100165095 - Defect inspection device and defect inspection method for silicon wafer: A defect inspection device for a silicon wafer comprises: an infrared light illumination which illuminates the silicon wafer with a light power that has been adjusted in accordance with a specific resistance value of the silicon wafer; and an imaging unit constituted by a line sensor array that is sensitive... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100165094 - Inspecting apparatus, and inspecting method: An illumination device (5) irradiates infrared light at predetermined intensity to a board on which cream solder is applied. An image taking device (6) takes an image of the board to which the infrared light is irradiated. A main control portion (95) in a control device (9) is capable of... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100165097 - Method and apparatus for automating an inspection process with training: A process for using a hand-held infrared inspection system incorporating on-board training, on-board validation, on-board operator certification, on-board reporting information, or on-board survey instructions. Improved methods for automating area surveys are provided through exception-driven surveillance practices. Imbedded information enables less experienced operators to use more sophisticated devices more effectively. Validation... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20100165096 - Method and device for the quality control of a rotationally symmetrical body, and grip pertaining to a handling system and used to grip a rotationally symmetrical body: The invention relates to a method and a device for the quality control of a rotationally symmetrical body (2, 2, 2″) and a grip (4) of a handling system (5) for gripping a rotationally symmetrical body (2, 2, 2″). The aim of the invention is to improve the quality control... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20100165098 - Method, device and system for positioning a first body and a part fixed to a second body with respect to each other: In a method for positioning a first body (B1) and a part fixed to a second body (B2), a camera image of a master part (MP) is received. The master part (MP) has a reference marker (RM) and is fixed to the second body (B2). A first position of a... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100165099 - Antiglare system for a vehicle: An antiglare system in a vehicle includes a device for controlling antiglare means. The device includes at least one image acquisition means. The antiglare means is controlled as a function of a first signal of the image acquisition means. The light intensity in the passenger compartment of the vehicle is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100165100 - Door mirror and vehicle periphery monitoring apparatus: A door mirror includes an imaging unit that is pointed downward, and a redirecting mechanism, which is positioned at least in front of and to the side of, with respect to the longitudinal direction of a vehicle, a lens of the imaging unit, for redirecting water droplets that would otherwise... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100165101 - Feature detection apparatus and method for measuring object distances: A feature detection apparatus and method for obtaining in a defined area of interest a parametric shape based on a selected combination of parameter values, constituting an approximation to an object feature. The feature detection apparatus includes an input unit for receiving at least two area indicator lines for defining... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100165102 - Method and device for determining a change in the pitch angle of a camera of a vehicle: A method and device determine the change in pitch angle of a camera of a vehicle. At least three images, each reproducing a detection area in front of the vehicle, are sequentially recorded and corresponding image data are generated. A position of a first reproduction of a stationary object in... Agent: Young Basile
20100165103 - Camera monitoring systems and methods for electromagnetic dryer applicators: Camera monitoring systems (100) and methods for monitoring the drying of greenware (22) in an electromagnetic (EM) dryer applicator (12) are disclosed. At least one illuminator (120) is arranged relative to the applicator and provides visible illumination light (124) to the applicator interior (16) through at least one corresponding EM-reflective... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100165104 - Drive assistance device: A drive assistance device has an imaging device (1) mounted on a vehicle body and imaging a region surrounding the vehicle body, lens distortion correction means (2) for performing lens distortion correction for an inputted image taken by the imaging device (1), and a display (3) for displaying the image... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100165105 - Vehicle-installed image processing apparatus and eye point conversion information generation method: A projection model storage section stores position information of a plurality of points on a predetermined projection model. A computation section references the projection model storage section and acquires position information of a virtual image correspondence point of a point corresponding to a pixel of the virtual image in an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100165106 - Video data transmitting apparatus by using metallic body: The present invention provides simple installation and high performance of stable transmission rate because it is not connecting with wires separately but directly connecting to metallic body for receiving sound and video signal as transmitting through metallic body for transmission of sound and video signal of from mike and camera,... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100165107 - Self-contained covert surveillance system: The present invention provides a self-contained covert surveillance system, comprising an enclosure having an outside appearance resembling a utility box and containing therein at least one camera, a processor, a data storage device, and a means for communications, wherein the enclosure has at least one surface that allows light to... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20100165108 - Image capture device used for monitoring and monitor method thereof: An image capturing device used for monitoring and a monitoring method thereof are disclosed. The image capturing device is used to monitor movements from a specific area. The monitoring method comprises the following steps: controlling an image capturing module of the image capturing device in order to record images continuously... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20100165109 - Method and system for automatic monitoring of portable image capturing apparatus: A method and a system for automatic monitoring made by a portable image-capturing apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes an image-capturing module, an image variation detecting module, and an automatic video recording module. The method preferably uses the image variation detecting module to determine whether or not a variation event... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100165110 - Image pickup apparatus, imaging method and method for correcting infrared light: An image pickup device comprising visible color optimization under received near-infrared and infrared light conditions is disclosed. Color signals corresponding to light received through each of a plurality of color filters are processed to determine a near-infrared and infrared light energy contribution. The color signals are processed to optimize color... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100165111 - Systems and methods for concealed object detection: In an exemplary embodiment, in the infrared range, in practicing the method of these teachings, three infrared images of a body having concealed objects are acquired, each image resulting in a response of a detector having a spectral sensitivity in the infrared that is analogous to one of the spectral... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20100165112 - Automatic extraction of secondary video streams: The automatic generation (702) of one or more secondary video streams based on an input primary video stream (701) may use analytics performed on the video to provide information on targets, events, and/or areas of interest to permit the one or more secondary video streams (703) to concentrate on one... Agent: Venable LLP
20100165114 - Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same: Provided is a method of controlling a digital photographing apparatus. The method includes: determining a target subject; determining whether the target subject exists in a moving image photographing domain; determining whether a condition of temporarily stopping recording of a moving image based on whether the target subject exists is satisfied;... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100165113 - Subject tracking computer program product, subject tracking device and camera: A computer performs a template-matching step of template-matching an input image with a plurality of template images with different magnifications by a program stored in an object racking computer program product, selecting the template image with the highest similarity to an image in a predetermined region of the input image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100165115 - Confirming video transmissions: In an interactive broadcasting system, television programming may be broadcast with interleaved web content information. The progress in broadcasting the web content information over one or more transports and over one or more channels within those transports, may be monitored to provide a time based indication of what content has... Agent: Timothy N. Trop Trop, Pruner, Hu & Miles, P.C.
20100165116 - Camera with dynamic calibration and method thereof: A camera with dynamic calibration and a method thereof is provided. The camera is first subject to an initial calibration. Then, a motion amount of the camera is calculated, and a plurality of motion amount estimation samples of the camera is generated according to the motion amount. Then, a weight... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100165117 - Method and apparatus for generating compressed file, and terminal comprising the apparatus: An aspect of a method and apparatus for generating a compressed image file, and a terminal including the apparatus is receiving frame data comprising encoded image data of at least one frame of a raw image, generating first encoded thumbnail image data of the encoded image data, correcting the encoded... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100165119 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for automatically taking photos of oneself: A method for capturing an image may include receiving a start command, determining whether one or more predefined conditions are satisfied, and capturing an image when the predefined conditions are satisfied. The start command and/or the predefined conditions may be dependent on an audible signal. The predefined conditions may include... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100165118 - Print control system with predictive image: A print control system is provided. The print control system comprises an image capturing device configured to capture an image of at least a portion of a printed image on a printed product of a print device. The print control device further comprises a control system comprising an input device... Agent: Quad/graphics
20100165120 - Portable electronic device employing camera modules having different focal lengths: An exemplary portable electronic device includes a main body, camera modules, a storage unit for storing images, and an image processing unit. The camera modules are accommodated in the main body and exposed the ambient environment. The camera modules have different focal lengths from each other, and are configured for... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100165121 - Vibrating device and image equipment having the same: γ is +π/4 or ranges from −π/8 to −π/4. LP/LF is 0.5 or more, but less than 1, where LF is the length of the sides to which the vibrating member is arranged in a virtual rectangle having the same area as the surface of the dust-screening member and sides... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100165132 - Image stabilizer for optical instrument: An image stabilizer has a base block, a CCD holder, an intermediate member, a rectangular frame-shaped first sheet metal member, a rectangular frame-shaped second sheet metal member, and voice coil motors (VCMs). The first sheet metal member has a pair of mutually-parallel horizontal leaf springs that is formed by bending... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100165123 - Data-driven video stabilization: Described is a technology in which existing motion information (e.g., obtained from professional quality videos) is used to correct the motion information of an input video, such as to stabilize the input video. The input video is processed into an original motion chain, which is segmented into original segments. Candidate... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100165128 - Digital camera supporting intelligent self-timer mode and method of controlling the same: Provided are a digital camera supporting an intelligent self-timer, which pauses an image capturing operation when an unwanted subject enters a subject composition and starts the image capturing operation later, and a method of controlling the digital camera. The digital camera includes a motion calculating unit which calculates degree of... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100165129 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: An apparatus for processing an image includes a motion vector detector, a motion-blurring-mitigated image generator, and a spatial resolution creation unit. The motion vector detector is configured to detect a motion vector by using an image that is made up of multiple pixels and acquired by an image sensor having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100165122 - Method of merging images and relative method of generating an output image of enhanced quality: A method of processing and device configure to process digital images to enhance image quality and correct motion blur. A number N of images of a scene are captured with an exposure time T. An order of sharpness of the images is determined and the sharpest image is used as... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100165124 - Photographic apparatus: The controller performs the controlled movement so as to compensate the rotation quantity under the condition in which the absolute value of the rotation quantity decreases in accordance to an increasing absolute value of the inclination angle, when the inclination angle is larger than a second angle but less than... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100165125 - Photographic apparatus: e
20100165126 - Photographic apparatus:
20100165127 - Photographic apparatus:
20100165131 - Image stabilizer and optical instrument therewith: An image stabilizer has a base block, an inner frame for holding a CCD, an outer frame, a pair of horizontal leaf springs, a pair of vertical leaf springs, voice coil motors (VCMs) and a flexible printed circuit (FPC). Upon a shake of a digital still camera due to hand-held... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100165130 - Photographic apparatus:
20100165133 - Imaging method, imaging device, and managing device for managing images captured: The LOST registration request reception unit acknowledges a direction to cause an imaging device to capture an image and to acknowledge identification information of the imaging device. A device information reception unit acknowledges from the imaging device the identification information of the imaging device via a network. A device information... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100165134 - Arrayed imaging systems and associated methods: Arrayed imaging systems include an array of detectors formed with a common base and a first array of layered optical elements, each one of the layered optical elements being optically connected with a detector in the array of detectors.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100165135 - Exposure control based on image sensor cost function: The present invention relates to a method, a computer-readable medium, a computer program and an apparatus for exposure control. A histogram of the number of image sensor area elements of an image sensor that receive light at specific light reception rates from an image target is determined. At least one... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20100165140 - Digital image adjustable compression and resolution using face detection information: A method of adjustable spatial and/or temporal compression of an image including a face includes identifying a group of pixels that correspond to a face within a digitally-acquired image. A first compression portion of the image including the group of pixels is determined. A second compression portion of the image... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100165139 - Image gamut mapping: A method of gamut mapping maps an input image composed of pixels and having an input gamut (IG) defined by input RGB primaries (Ri, Gi, Bi) to a reproduction gamut (RG) defined by reproduction RGB primaries (Ro, Go, Bo). The reproduction gamut (RG) is narrower than the input gamut (IG).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100165141 - Image processing method for converting non-linear rgb image data to l*a*b* image data: An image processing method includes the steps of linearizing a Color Filter Array image having non-linear RGB pixel data to generate a linearized image, the step of linearizing using at least one lookup table for each of the three RGB colors, the step of linearizing further performed using an address... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100165137 - Image processing method, image processing program, image processing device and camera: An image processing method for executing color conversion processing on input image data by taking into consideration chromatic adaptation, includes: executing color conversion processing by taking into consideration an adaptation factor indicating an extent of adaptation to an illumination condition under which a scene where an input image is obtained... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100165138 - Modular motion camera: Modular digital motion camera systems are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system. The modules may be disassembled and reconstructed to convert the physical form of the camera, such as between... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100165136 - Optical imaging systems and methods utilizing nonlinear and/or spatially varying image processing: Systems and methods include optics having one or more phase modifying elements that modify wavefront phase to introduce image attributes into an optical image. A detector converts the optical image to electronic data while maintaining the image attributes. A signal processor subdivides the electronic data into one or more data... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100165142 - Electronic device and white balance adjustment method for the electronic device: An electronic device and a white balance adjustment method for the electronic device installed with a camera unit are provided. The camera unit is installed with a light sensor and a digital signal processor (DSP). The light sensor senses light that strikes the electronic device, to determine a source of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100165143 - Method and apparatus for controlling a camera module to compensate for the color spectrum of a white led: A method and an apparatus enabling use of a light source emitting a spectrum of light not following characteristics of a blackbody source of light with a camera module programmed for use with light sources following characteristics of blackbody sources of light, wherein a white-balance patch is transmitted to the... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
20100165144 - Scene illumination adaptive lens shading correction for imaging devices: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for scene adaptive lens shading correction. One or more gain adjustment surfaces calibrated to a reference illuminant type is stored. At least one scene adjustment surface, which varies as a function of the illuminant type, is stored for each additional illuminant type for which lens shading... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100165145 - Image pickup apparatus and method, image processing apparatus and method, image display system, recording medium and program: An image pickup apparatus and method is disclosed by which moving pictures of a high frame rate can be displayed. The image pickup apparatus for picking up moving pictures, includes: a distribution section for distributing light incoming through an optical lens to n directions; n image pickup elements for converting... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100165148 - Apparatus for improving image quality and method thereof: An apparatus for improving an image quality and method thereof includes a digital camera outputting either a first image signal non-processed or a second image signal processed by a first control signal by converting image information to digital information, an image streaming device storing either the first image signal or... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100165147 - Display device and imaging apparatus using the same: A brightness adjustment section 23 adjusts brightness of the liquid crystal monitor 182 based on a set value determined by an automatic determination section 21a or a set value accepted by an operation section 184. A prohibition section 24 prohibits the brightness adjustment section 23 from adjusting the brightness of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100165146 - Information processing apparatus, image pick-up device, information processing method and computer program: A structure is provided that prevents damage to an HDD and loss of recorded data by prohibiting the hard disk from being shifted to the active state in a state in which there is a problem with an environment. On the basis of detection information of each of sensors such... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100165149 - Opponent color detail enhancement for saturated colors: A method, system and device for enhancing detail in areas of saturated color in an image are described. As areas of saturated color are detected in an image the opponent color channel is used to calculate a factor to apply to the original pixel value. By calculating this factor to... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20100165150 - Detecting orientation of digital images using face detection information: A method of automatically establishing the correct orientation of an image using facial information. This method is based on the exploitation of the inherent property of image recognition algorithms in general and face detection in particular, where the recognition is based on criteria that is highly orientation sensitive. By applying... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100165151 - Processing image frames in different formats with reduced memory requirements in digital still cameras: In a digital still camera, pixel values representing an image frame in a first format are stored in a memory. The pixel values of the image frame in the first format are converted to a second format. The pixel values in the second format are stored in the memory by... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100165152 - Processing images having different focus: Processing images of a scene taken with different focus includes, for each of at least some of the images, determining at least one portion of the image having a predetermined characteristic. A representation of the scene is generated that includes an array of elements, where each of at least some... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100165153 - Image pickup device, image pickup method and integrated circuit: It is to reduce a recording capacity required for recording image data acquired by composition bracket photographing. In order to attain the object mentioned above, an image processing section designates a plurality of subject trimming images generated by respectively clipping out a plurality of subject images included in the picked-up... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100165154 - Noise elimination method of image sequence: A noise elimination method of an image sequence is described. During a color separation of a raw image data captured by an image capturing element, 3D filtering is integrated. First, the raw image data is converted into a gray-scaled full luma image, an interframe filtering process is performed to eliminate... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100165155 - Camera module with plural imaging units: An exemplary camera module includes a base, a number of image sensors and a number of lens modules. The base includes a bottom surface and a number of sloping surfaces sloped relative to the bottom surface. The sloping surfaces are oriented in different planes from each other. The image sensors... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100165156 - Image capture device comprising focusing adjustment means: An image capture device includes first and second image sensors arranged to capture first and second images respectively of a same scene, each of the first and second images including pixel values; an objective lens associated with each of the image sensors, one objective lens being axially offset with respect... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100165157 - Apparatus for demosaicing colors and method thereof: An apparatus and method for demosaicing colors in an image sensor can accurately locate edge directionality by detecting a successive 1-line edge precisely. The embodiments may include an image sensor containing information on a color signal detected from each pixel, a first line memory receiving and storing output data from... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100165158 - Method and apparatus for sensor characterization: The detailed technology relates to optical sensors, and more particularly relates to characterizing local behaviors of a sensor, and using such characterization information in a sensor-based system. In a particular arrangement, output signals produced from each of plural sensing elements in a 2D optical sensor are checked to determine whether... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20100165159 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device in which Υ characteristic is obtained and enlargement of dynamic range is provided. The solid state imaging device of the present invention includes a vertical overflow function and has a feature in which potential of a semiconductor substrate is changed from a high potential to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100165160 - Systems and methods for imaging: A data reader preferably includes an imaging device that operates on a rolling reset basis to capture images of a moving target. Images of moving targets are preferably analyzed to determine the ambient light intensity, and a processor in the data reader preferably adjusts operation of the imager and of... Agent: Datalogic - Stoel Rives LLP C/o Stoel Rives LLP
20100165161 - Photoelectric conversion apparatus: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes: a first photoelectric conversion element generating a current by photoelectric conversion; a first current amplifying element for amplifying the current generated by the first photoelectric conversion element; a first detecting unit for detecting a reverse bias voltage value of the first photoelectric conversion element; and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100165162 - Solid-state imaging device: In each photosensitive cell, a photodiode 101, a transfer gate 102, a floating diffusion layer section 103, an amplifier transistor 104, and a reset transistor 105 are formed in one active region surrounded by a device isolation region. The floating diffusion layer section 103 included in one photosensitive cell is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100165163 - Imaging device: An imaging device comprises a pixel array, a reading unit, a pixel signal addition unit, and a display unit. A plurality of pixels including a first pixel and a second pixel are arranged in two dimensions in the pixel array. The first and second pixels have a photoelectric conversion elements... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100165164 - Solid-state image-pickup device, camera system, and method for driving same: A negative electrode for a secondary battery includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer provided in the negative electrode current collector and which is alloyed with the negative electrode current collector at least at a part of an boundary face between it and the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100165165 - Method and device for a cmos image sensor: A method for determining photocurrents corresponding to a plurality of wavelength ranges. The method includes receiving at least a light by a photodiode within a first wavelength range. The first wavelength range includes a second wavelength range and a third wavelength range. The method provides a first bias voltage to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100165167 - Solid-state imaging apparatus, driving method of the same and imaging system: A solid-state imaging apparatus has a plurality of pixels, wherein each of the pixels includes: a photoelectric conversion element for converting incident light to an electric charge; an accumulating element accumulating the electric charge converted by the photoelectric conversion element; a first transfer element for transferring the electric charge converted... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100165166 - Solid-state imaging device: The present invention has as an object to provide a solid-state imaging device which makes possible mixing pixels without causing quality deterioration, such as non-uniformity of an image. A VDr (110) controls transfer of charge performed by a column CCD (210), so that: the column CCD (210) sequentially transfers plural... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100165169 - Embedded camera with privacy filter: An apparatus includes a housing having an integrated camera. A panel is positioned in front of at least a portion of the camera and is operable to selectively switch between at least a substantially transparent state and at least a substantially opaque state.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100165168 - Projector: A projector includes: an image projection unit which projects an image corresponding to image information; an image pickup unit which shoots the image projected from the image projection unit; an image switching unit which switches state of the image based on a predetermined phenomenon; and a projection condition control unit... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20100165170 - Vibrating device and image equipment having the same: γ is +π/4 or ranges from −π/8 to −π/4. The dust-screening member is shaped such that the ratio of length of either short side to either long side of a virtual rectangle is 0.9 or more, but less than 1, the virtual rectangle having the same area as the dust-screening... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100165172 - Imaging device manufacturing method and imaging device: Provided are a method for manufacturing an imaging device at low cost while ensuring easiness in manufacturing, and the imaging device. In the imaging device, a diaphragm 14a can be used as a diaphragm by insert molding a metal plate material MP in a transparent resin material which forms a... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100165171 - Lens and camera module using the same: A lens is used in a camera module. The lens is made of piezoelectric material to miniaturize the size of the camera module.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100165173 - Switching mechanism for optical component, lens barrel, and imaging device: A switching mechanism for optical component includes: an optical component; a holder member holding the optical component; a drive mechanism having a drive motor that drives the optical component held by the holder member to rotate on a plane orthogonal to an optical axis from an optical axis position at... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100165174 - Automatic focusing method and device in high-noise environment: An automatic focusing method and device in a high-noise environment are used for determining a focusing distance between a digital imaging device and an object to be photographed. The automatic focusing method includes the steps of capturing M pre-photographed images at different object distances respectively; loading the pre-photographed images; superposing... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100165175 - Focus detecting apparatus and image pick-up apparatus having the same: Disclosed are a focus detecting apparatus capable detection in various light illumination conditions and an image acquiring apparatus having the same. The focus detecting apparatus may include a mark disposed on a primary image plane. A pair of images of the mark is detected by a sensor, the distance between... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20100165176 - Image sensing apparatus: An image sensing apparatus comprises an image sensor having a pair of focus detection pixel groups and a plurality of image sensing pixels, and a control unit that, in a thinning readout mode that reads out signal charges from a portion of pixels disposed within a part of pixels of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100165177 - Automatic focusing method in high-noise environment and digital imaging device using the same: An automatic focusing method in a high-noise environment and a digital imaging device using the same are used for determining an object distance. The method includes taking two digital images at a farthest object distance and taking two digital images at a nearest object distance, under a first exposure condition... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100165178 - Adjusting method of flash intensity: An adjusting method of flash intensity is applied in an image capture apparatus with a flash lamp, where two pre-flash images corresponding the object are retrieved under two different pre-flash lights, respectively, and then a flash intensity of main-flash light is calculated according to one of the retrieved pre-flash images,... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100165180 - Digital camera and method of controlling the same: A digital camera may include a flash unit configured to emit light to illuminate a subject using a preliminary light emission operation followed by a main light emission operation, an image sensor having a pixel array arranged along a plurality of lines, and a digital signal processor. The image sensor... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100165179 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging method for taking an image using an imaging apparatus including an imaging device which includes first rows of pixels including first groups of light receiving elements and second rows of pixels including second groups of light receiving elements; first charge transfer lines; and second charge transfer lines, includes... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100165181 - Imaging apparatus with strobe consecutive shooting mode: When the mode is set to a strobe consecutive shooting mode, an imaging apparatus sets the mode to a pixel addition drive mode for reading out image data using pixel addition drive, performs metering operation using preliminary flashing and calculates an appropriate amount of flashing on the basis of the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100165184 - Camera lens assembly: Disclosed is a camera lens assembly, including a fixed frame; a rotation frame disposed in the fixed frame and configured to rotate about a first axis; an image sensor frame provided in the rotation frame and configured to rotate about a second axis; a first driving part installed in the... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100165183 - Camera module: An camera module includes a substrate, an image sensor chip, and a lens module. The image sensor chip is disposed on and electrically connected to the substrate. The lens module is mounted on the base via an adhesive layer. The lens module includes a bottom surface contacting with the substrate.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100165185 - Circuit board assembly: A circuit board assembly includes a circuit board and at least one electrical element. The circuit board includes a dielectric substrate including a supporting surface, and at least one connecting part formed on the supporting surface. The at least one electrical element is electrically connected to the at least one... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100165182 - Combination device of speaker and camera optical system: In the device according to this invention, a vibrating diaphragm and a magnetic conduction plate are improved, so that the vibrating diaphragm of the speaker, under the action of magnetic force excited by different electrical signals, can convert an acoustoelectric signal into voice, can resonate together with a coil, and... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100165188 - Modular digital camera: Modular digital camera systems, such as modular digital still and motion cameras are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system. The modules may be disassembled and reconstructed to convert the physical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100165186 - Vibrating device and image equipment having the same: d
20100165187 - Vibrating device and image equipment having the same: A vibrating device includes a vibrator having a dust-screening member which is shaped like a plate as a whole and has at least one side that is symmetric with respect to a symmetry axis, and a vibrating member secured to the dust-screening member and configured to produce, at the dust-screening... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100165189 - Digital image transmission system transmitting digital image data: Provided is a digital image transmission system in a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) format or a digital visual interface (DVI) format. A transmission and reception reinforcement device of the digital image transmission system includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a power supply circuit. The power supply circuit includes a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100165190 - Signal output device and signal output method: A signal output device includes a signal output unit to output a video signal based on input image data, a storage unit to store the image data, a detection unit to detect whether or not the number of frames included in one set of image data stored in the storage... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100165191 - De-interlacing method and controller thereof: A de-interlacing method and controller is provided. The de-interlacing method includes steps of de-interlacing based on an ith odd input pixel row of an odd field and an ith even input pixel row of an even field to generate an ith odd output pixel row, where i is a natural... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100165193 - Image processor, image display device, and image processing method: An image processor that corrects an image signal supplied to an image display section, includes: a luminance component correction amount calculating section that calculates the amount of correction of a luminance component of the image signal according to visual environment only for an image signal in a predetermined luminance level... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100165192 - Method for transmitting man-machine operation picture, mobile video device thereof, and video system using the same: A method for transmitting a man-machine operation picture, a mobile video device thereof, and a video system using the same are provided, which are applicable to a first mobile video device and a second mobile video device wirelessly connected to each other, and the first mobile video device includes a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100165194 - Capture buffer control methodology for caption carriage switch: A system, method, and computer readable medium for avoiding underflow of a caption buffer in a digital video encoding device. The method receives a sequence of digital video frames, and captions that correspond to the digital video frames in the sequence. The method receives first captions in a first caption... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100165195 - System and method for multiplexed measurements: A method for multiplexing measurements of related values using predetermined numbers of sources having intensities and subject to noise, and at least one sensor subject to saturation, said multiplexing comprising measuring each of said related values under a plurality of different combinations of said sources, the method comprises: generating a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100165196 - Av presentation system including an rcu for controlling at least one av presentation device: An AV presentation device that may be installed as part of an AV presentation system including a television display device includes an RCU for emitting a user signal in response to user actuation and a base unit for connection to the television display device. The base unit includes an input... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100165197 - Display processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a display processing apparatus comprises a first input terminal of the HDMI standard, configured to be connectable to an external apparatus, a detector configured to detect (i) a first signal which is included in an input signal supplied from the first input terminal, and (ii) a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100165198 - Communication apparatus and control method: A communication apparatus includes a first determination unit that determines whether an external apparatus can transmit device information of the external apparatus to the communication apparatus, a device information acquisition unit that acquires the device information from the external apparatus even when the first determination unit determines that the external... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100165199 - Display systems and information display methods thereof: An information display method implemented in a display system is provided, comprising an electric appliance and a remote controller. First, when receiving message input, the electric appliance determines whether to display the message on the main display in accordance with the specific mode. If the specific mode is in a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100165200 - Display control device, display control method and display control program: When a right picture plus button or a left picture plus button is pressed in a one-picture mode, a picture mode shifts to a two-picture mode. Focus is set in a right picture as the right picture plus button is pressed and the right picture is increased in size as... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100165201 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and method for providing widget service thereof: A method for providing a widget service in a broadcast receiving apparatus is provided. A method for providing the widget service includes operations of receiving widget information, and displaying on a picture-in-picture (PIP) screen at least part of all the received widget information which is to be fitted to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100165202 - Television receiver and television receiving method: According to one embodiment, a television receiver includes a receiver, a setting module, a timer, and an indicator. The receiver selectively receives a plurality of broadcasts in response to the switching of channels. The setting module sets a channel as a viewed channel when a predetermined time has elapsed since... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100165203 - Video display apparatus and method for displaying video: A video display apparatus includes: a tuner configured to receive a digital broadcast signal; an accepting module configured to accept a power-on command; a display module configured to simultaneously display first information that is included in the digital broadcast signal and second information that is not included in the digital... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100165204 - System and process for image rescaling using adaptive interpolation kernel with sharpness and overshoot control: Provided are a digital video rescaling system, a method of rescaling video images, and a chip comprising a computer executable medium embedded therein computer executable instructions for rescaling video images.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20100165205 - Video signal sharpening apparatus, image processing apparatus, and video signal sharpening method: According to one embodiment, a video signal sharpening apparatus includes a video signal sharpening module and a sharpening parameter controller. The video signal sharpening module performs a sharpening process on a decoded video signal based on a sharpening parameter. In the sharpening process, the video signal sharpening module estimates an... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100165206 - Method and apparatus for noise reduction in video: In some embodiments, a method of processing a video sequence may include receiving an input video sequence having an input video sequence resolution, aligning images from the input video sequence, reducing noise in the aligned images, and producing an output video sequence from the reduced noise images, wherein the output... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100165207 - Apparatus and method of motion detection for temporal mosquito noise reduction in video sequences: Apparatus and methods of motion detection for mosquito noise reduction in video sequences are provided. In one aspect, a method of motion detection in a sequence of digital images classifies a pixel of a plurality of pixels of a current image frame represented by a digital video input signal as... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20100165208 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The gradients of a reference image signal and suppression target image signals are respectively detected. Suppression coefficients are computed according to functions defined based on the magnitude relationship among the gradient value of the reference image signal and those of the suppression target image signals. The reference image signal is... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100165209 - System and method for phase motion detection for yc separation: A system, apparatus and method are disclosed for separating a current frame of a composite video signal into a luminance signal and a chroma signal. A relative chroma correlation value is generated using a plurality of lines of the current frame. A weighted sum of inter-line pixel differences of the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20100165210 - Method for motion estimation: A method for motion estimation with respect to a sequence of images. Based on predictor vectors respective updates are generated. The updates are distributed over a plurality of tables. Only a single table of updates is applied to a given predictor vector to generate a limited set of candidate vectors... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100165211 - Electronic card connector, level-shifting device and digital television receiver: An electronic card connector is used to connect an electronic card to an electronic device, such as a level-shifting device. The electronic card connector includes an insert slot unit and a switch unit. The insert slot unit is adapted for insertion of the electronic card and is provided with a... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100165213 - Apparatus and method for use in a mobile/handheld communications system: An ATSC DTV mobile transmitter synchronizes their transmissions with other associated stations. An ATSC DTV mobile receiver hops across channels during periods of idle time for forming a program guide including program guide information from channels besides a selected channel.... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100165212 - Signal source selection techniques: Techniques for the selection of signals from multiple sources are disclosed. For instance, an apparatus may include a first tuner module, a second tuner module, and a multiplexer. The first tuner module generates a first tuned signal from a first RF signal, and the second tuner module generates a second... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100165214 - Method and apparatus for detection of cable and off-air signals in a dual or higher tuner set-top terminal: Systems and methods are provided for minimizing cable and off-air signal detection on separate cable and off-air input jacks in a set-top terminal with two or more tuners. The systems and methods employ logic to progress through different scan configurations with different input jack/signal detection assignments to minimize signal detection... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100165216 - Antenna diversity for control device applications: One embodiment may take the form of a method for routing a signal to a target device. The method may include a control device that may transmit a signal on a first network. The signal may reach devices other than the target device. The devices that receive the signal may... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.
20100165215 - Communication control systems and methods: The present invention generally relates to various communication control systems capable of controlling operations of their target modules with their control modules. More particularly, the present invention relates various communication control systems including control modules and target modules and capable of controlling various operations of the target models with the... Agent: Youngtack Shim
20100165217 - Remote control device for controlling the presentation of broadcast programming: A TV is controlled by a set top box to receive broadcast programming. The set top box includes a processor for causing a selected program to be provided to and displayed on the TV. The set top box is controlled by an external remote control device. The remote control device... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100165218 - Display device, display method, and projection type display device: Aspects of the invention can provide a display device, a display method, and a projection type display device that allow a characteristic of a display image such as brightness to be continuously changed. The display device can include a light source capable of emitting a plurality of different color lights... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100165219 - Retractable display apparatus: A frame cover and a back cover constituting a panel-shaped first casing having an image display surface include a plurality of primary engaging means provided at least in the butt-edge portions on the side to which hinges are attached and engaging between the butt edge portions; and a secondary engaging... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & BirchPrevious industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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