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Television August inventions list 08/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100214391 - System and method for providing location specific sound in a telepresence system: A system for providing location-specific sound in a telepresence system includes a plurality of remote microphones. Each remote microphone is associated with a respective area and operable to generate a sound signal from the voice of at least one user within the respective area. The system also includes a plurality... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100214392 - System and method for computer-aided image processing for generation of a 360 degree view model: There is provided an algorithm that allows one, using a sequence of object images provided at different angles, to generate a 360 degree view model of an object. To generate such a model, the inventive algorithm may involve the following tasks: 1) provide a set of images (the number and... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100214393 - Combined exchange of image and related depth data: A method of combined exchange of image data and related depth data is disclosed. The method comprises: converting an input image signal, representing the image data, comprising a predetermined number of input color components (R,G,B) into an output image signal comprising a luminance component and a chrominance component; combining the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100214395 - Camera system with eye finder modules: The detection of the position of observer eyes in large object planes by a camera system with eye finder modules is disclosed, each of which comprises a camera with an objective lens and a camera chip. An embodiment is based on a camera system with two eye finder modules, where... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk
20100214394 - Volume scanning three-dimensional floating image display device: A volume scanning three-dimensional floating image display is constructed from a real mirror image forming optical system capable of forming the real mirror image of an object to be projected in a planar symmetric position with respect to a symmetry surface, and a display located under the symmetry surface showing... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100214396 - Dual zscreen projection: A system and method for projecting stereoscopic images using a multiple projector arrangement is provided. The design comprises transmitting a first field train from the first projector, the first field train comprising first projector left and right images and concurrently transmitting a second field train from the second projector, the... Agent: Reald Inc. - Patent Department
20100214397 - Method and system of forming a stereo image: A concept of the invention consists in that produced are the “left” and “right” color frames of a stereoscopic pair, decomposing the “left” and “right” color frames of the stereoscopic pair with reference to two different kits of primary colors Z1 and Zr, respectively (a primary color kit includes at... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100214398 - Camera pod that captures images or video when triggered by a mobile device: The present invention provides methods and systems for remotely recording an image using a mobile device. In one embodiment, a user transmits a message using a mobile device to activate a camera pod to record an image. The user makes adjustments to the settings of the camera pod using the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100214399 - Image capturing apparatus: There is provided an image capturing apparatus including 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 specified wavelength range is different from a split ratio of light in a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100214402 - Camera adaptor for a medical-optical observation instrument and camera-adaptor combination: A camera adaptor (19) is provided for connecting a camera (21) to an interface (13) of a medical-optical observation instrument (1) with a parallel beam path. The interface (13) is situated in the parallel beam path (9a, 9b) of the medical-optical observation instrument (1). The camera adaptor (19) has an... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100214401 - Fiber optic plate, and palm print and finger print reading apparatus: [Solution Means] An FOP 1 includes a plurality of unit fibers 4 respective optical axes of which are approximately parallel to each other, and an input end surface 2 and an output end surface 3 configured by respectively assembling both end surfaces of the unit fibers. The FOP 1 has... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100214400 - Image providing system and image providing method: A terminal, information generating servers and a positional information server are provided. The information generating servers are installed in respectively corresponding to a plurality of objects. Each object may be divided into small blocks as one or more spatial regions and a case is included in which the block is... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100214404 - Fluorescence focal modulation microscopy system and method: A fluorescence focal modulation microscopy system and method is disclosed for high resolution molecular imaging of thick biological tissues with single photon excited fluorescence. Optical sectioning and diffraction limited spatial resolution are retained for imaging inside a multiple-scattering medium by the use of focal modulation, a technique for suppressing the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100214405 - Microscope imaging system and method for its operation: A microscope imaging system for capturing a fluorescent observation image includes: an imaging unit capturing an observed image as a colored image; a plurality of fluorescent cubes; a fluorescent cube switch unit arranging any fluorescent cube on an optical observation path by switching the plurality of fluorescent cubes; a fluorescent... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100214403 - Photomicroscopy system, image input device, and automatic exposure method: A photomicroscopy system includes a microscope unit which outputs an enlarged image of a subject as a light flux, an image capturing unit which forms an image of the light flux output by the microscope unit and converts the formed image into digital data, a sensitivity changing unit which changes... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100214407 - Camera: A camera includes: an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject and obtains image data; a similarity level calculation unit that calculates a similarity level indicating a level of similarity of an image within a search frame to a template image in correspondence to each search frame position... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100214406 - Shape measurement of specular reflective surface: A method of measuring a shape of a specular reflective surface is provided. A pattern displayed on a surface of a target positioned at a target plane is produced from a specular reflective surface positioned at a measurement plane. An image of the reflection is recorded at an imaging plane.... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100214408 - Image processing sensor systems: An image processing sensor system functions as a standalone unit to capture images and process the resulting signals to detect objects or events of interest. The processing significantly improves selectivity and specificity of detection objects and events.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100214409 - Image processing sensor systems: An image processing sensor system functions as a standalone unit to capture images and process the resulting signals to detect objects or events of interest. The processing significantly improves selectivity and specificity of detection objects and events.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100214410 - Image processing sensor systems: An image processing sensor system functions as a standalone unit to capture images and process the resulting signals to detect objects or events of interest. The processing significantly improves selectivity and specificity of detection objects and events.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100214412 - Method for calibrating an assembly using at least one omnidirectional camera and an optical display unit: A method for calibrating an assembly consisting of an omnidirectional camera (2) located on a vehicle (1) and an optical display unit. An image displayed by the display unit reproduces a perspective of an imaginary virtual camera above the object (1), an image from the virtual camera is projected into... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf
20100214411 - Optical image monitoring system and method for vehicles: A system and method of acquiring information from an image of a vehicle in real time wherein at least one imaging device with advanced light metering capabilities is placed aboard a vehicle, a computer processor means is provided to control the imaging device and the advanced light metering capabilities, the... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC
20100214413 - System and method to detect tampering at atm machines: A system and method of detecting tampering at an automatic teller machine includes detecting start and end indicators of a transaction. A representation of a scene at the teller machine, prior to the start of the transaction can be compared to a representation of the scene after the end of... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services
20100214414 - Hmd apparatus for user with restricted field of vision: An HMD apparatus including a head mount to be mounted on the head of a user, a camera having a predetermined field of view, and a display module, both mounted to the head mount. When the head mount is mounted on the head, the predetermined field of view is greater... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100214415 - System and method for protecting and managing children using wireless communication network: A system and a method for protecting and managing children by using a wireless communication network are provided. The system includes a portable recorder and a user terminal. The portable recorder acquires and stores video information and audio information and transmits the video information and audio information via a wireless... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20100214416 - Device for monitoring a web: The invention relates to a device for monitoring a web. The device includes cameras imaging the web in order to take digital images of the web from a transverse area of the web at the imaging frequency. Each camera includes an image element, which consists of pixels. The individual pixels... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20100214417 - Method and system for monitoring an environment: The invention relates to a method for monitoring an environment through a plurality of sensors, wherein a control system receives information from one or more sensors of said plurality and uses said information in order to monitor said environment. The method comprises a setup stage wherein an operator creates a... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20100214418 - Universal test system for controlling a plurality of parameters concerning the operation of a device for presenting optoelectronic information of various types: According to the invention, the test system uses a digital photography device (4) that can be remotely controlled from a computer system including a processor (20) coupled to a man/machine interface (21) and to the presentation device to be tested by a remote transmission means. A means is further provided... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100214420 - Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: In an apparatus, object information and information on a transmission destination representing the transmission destination of image data are registered in correspondence with each other. An object in the image data is identified. The image data is transmitted to a transmission destination represented by information on a transmission destination corresponding... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100214421 - Skin color measurement: A process for measuring skin color parameters from a digital photograph using novel color correction algorithms is described. The process includes measuring color values of a digital color photo, correcting the color deviation of each picture to that of a standard color, and converting the corrected RGB values and generating... Agent: In Re: 28533 Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione
20100214419 - Video sharing: Video sharing is described. In an embodiment, mobile video capture devices such as mobile telephones capture video streams of the same event. A video sharing system obtains contextual information about the video streams and uses that to form a video output from the streams, that output being for sharing by... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100214423 - Image processing device, focal plane distortion component calculation method, image processing program, and recording medium: An image processing device includes: a motion vector receiving unit configured to receive, from frame image data made up of frame images, motion vectors representing motion of the frame images; a modeling unit configured to model the motion vector, received from the motion vector receiving unit, to a component separation... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100214422 - Recording apparatus, reproducing apparatus, recording method, recording program, and computer-readable recording medium: In a recording apparatus, a high-speed camera continuously shoots a series of images at a high shutter speed. Next, an MV calculating unit calculates motion vectors, based on a sequential relationship of the series of images shot by the high-speed camera. Then, a recorder records the images shot by the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100214424 - Shake detecting sensor and image blur correcting device: A shake detecting sensor includes: a plurality of shake detecting sensors that detects a shake; and an adder circuit that adds shake signals output from the plurality of shake detecting sensors. A signal added by the adder circuit is output as a shake signal output from one sensor.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100214426 - Lens driving device, image stabilizing unit, and image pickup apparatus: A lens driving device having a simplified structure in which a holding member is moved relative to a stationary member with appropriate viscous damping is provided. The lens driving device includes the holding member configured to hold a compensation lens for image stabilization, the stationary member configured to support the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100214425 - Method of improving the video images from a video camera: A method of improving a video image by removing the effects of camera vibration comprising the steps of, obtaining a reference frame, receiving an incoming frame, determining the frame translation vector for the incoming frame, translating the incoming frame to generate a realigned frame, performing low pass filtering in the... Agent: Pelco Inc.
20100214427 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus capable of recording a moving image and a still image includes a recording unit for recording image data of the moving image or the still image generated by an imaging unit in a recording medium, and a display unit for displaying first capacity information related to recordable... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100214432 - Device and imaging system: A device comprises a photoelectric conversion portion including a light receiving surface, and a condensing structure which condenses light to the photoelectric conversion portion, wherein in the condensing structure, a first insulating film and a second insulating film having a refractive index higher than that of the first insulating film... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100214431 - Image sensing apparatus: An image sensing apparatus includes an image sensor on which image sensing pixels (R, G, B) and focus detecting pixels (S1, S2) are arrayed. The image sensor has first lines in each of which N (N is an integer equal to or more than 2) focus detecting pixels (S1, S2)... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100214429 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that receives image data in response to a photographic subject, a face detection unit that detects a human face from the received image data, a photometry unit that performs a photometry of the detected human face, an exposure control unit that calculates a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100214428 - Method and mobile computing device for setting a pictorial reminder: A method, mobile computing device and system for setting pictorial reminders are provided. A digital image is acquired, via a picture application at a mobile computing device. Within the picture application at the mobile computing device, an indication to create a pictorial reminder is received, based on the digital image.... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)
20100214430 - Method and system for imaging samples: The invention provides a method for imaging samples, at least comprising:—staining of a sample with a first marker material and with a second marker material;—utilizing the first marker material in a focusing step for focusing an imaging device with respect to the sample; and—utilizing the second marker material and the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100214435 - Adjusting auto white balance: Techniques, systems and apparatus are described for adjusting auto white balance (AWB). An AWB adjusting device includes a map setting unit to perform map-setting on a number of light-source boxes that is at least M times greater than a number of registers by performing map-switching. M is an integer greater... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20100214434 - Apparatus and method for adjusting white balance of digital image: A method and an apparatus are provided for adjusting white balance of a digital image. An input image is converted into a YCbCr color space. White pixels of the converted input image are detected by determining whether each pixel of the converted input image is included in a preset region... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100214437 - Digital image processing apparatus, method of controlling the apparatus, and recording medium having recorded thereon a program for executing the method: Provided are a digital image processing apparatus and a method of controlling the apparatus, and more particularly, is a digital image processing apparatus which embodies a focusing screen digitally instead of optically, and a method of controlling the apparatus. The digital image processing apparatus includes: a lens; a photographing device... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100214433 - Image processing device: The present invention is an image processing device that certainly restores a non-linearly corrected image. A processing unit 4 restores a non-linearly corrected original image or an original image without being non-linearly corrected from a non-linearly corrected initial image data which has been fluctuated like deterioration and was non-linearly corrected... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20100214436 - Method of adjusting white balance of image, recording medium having program for performing the method, and apparatus applying the method: A white balance adjusting apparatus and method generate a display image by performing display image signal processing to an input image, specify an area of the display image, output at least two sample images by applying at least two types of correction gains to the area of the display image,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100214440 - Image capturing apparatus and control method therefor: In an image capturing apparatus that is capable of selecting a display mode for live view display from multiple display modes, the difference between a measured subject brightness and an image brightness obtained from an exposure condition for acquiring live view images is obtained. Then, exposure conditions for acquiring the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100214438 - Imaging device and image processing method: There are provided an imaging device and an image processing method capable of simplifying an optical system, reducing cost, and obtaining a restored image having a small noise affect. The imaging device includes an optical system (110) and an imaging element (120) for forming a primary image and an image... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100214439 - Photographing apparatus: When shooting an image at a normal frame rate, and continuing to shoot the image by changing the frame rate to a high-speed frame rate, the image shooting apparatus of the present invention, before the frame rate is actually changed, causes the aperture to transit to a value which ensure... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100214442 - Image display apparatus and image display method: An image display apparatus according to the present invention comprises: a face detection section detecting a face image within a photographed image; a classification section classifying the photographed image by a pattern of the face image and a color or a pattern under the face image; and a display control... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100214441 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a first storage unit, and a smoothing unit. The imaging unit outputs an image signal. The first storage unit stores the image signal. The smoothing unit performs a smoothing of causing the first storage unit to store a predetermined amount of the image... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100214443 - Gps device with a display function and method for using the same: A GPS device with a display function includes a GPS recorder and a display screen. The GPS recorder has a GPS casing that encloses one part of the display screen and only a display area of the display screen is exposed. The display screen is electrically disposed on the GPS... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm
20100214444 - Image capturing apparatus, angle-of-view adjusting method and recording medium: In a digital camera 1, a storing means stores feature quantities of a subject area in an image, and a search point setting means sets a plurality of search points in the subject area. Next, an updating means updates coordinates of the set plurality of search points using random numbers.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100214445 - Image capturing method, image capturing apparatus, and computer program: An image capturing apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises optics for forming an image on an image plane; an image sensor arranged at the image plane and arranged to transform the image to an image signal to form an initial image; an image analyzer arranged to receive the image signal,... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100214446 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image pickup circuit that performs photoelectric conversion on an optical image, and a chromatic aberration correcting circuit that calculates an amount of shift by chromatic aberration based on a linear function to perform chromatic aberration correction on captured image data in accordance with the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100214447 - Imaging device and image method: An imaging device includes an imaging section which images a subject, a recording section which stores a plurality of images of the subject imaged by the imaging section, a display section which displays the plurality of images stored in the storing section, a timetable creating section which creates a timetable... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100214448 - Video acquisition with processing based on ancillary data: Systems and techniques for processing sequences of video images involve receiving, on a computer, data corresponding to a sequence of video images detected by an image sensor. The received data is processed using a graphics processor to adjust one or more visual characteristics of the video images corresponding to the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100214449 - Imaging system, image processing method, and image processing program recording medium: Acquired is a photographed image with a framing intended by a photographer. There is provided an imaging system including an operation detection unit for detecting a photographing operation by a photographer; an imaging unit for acquiring a through image prior to the photographing operation and acquiring an actually photographed image... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100214450 - Detection and/or correction of suppressed signal defects in moving images: Techniques are described for detecting a vertical line artifact in an image captured with a digital camera. The vertical line artifact may be caused by a defect in the digital camera. Techniques also are described for correcting a vertical line artifact in an image captured with a digital camera. It... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100214451 - Digital photographing apparatus, method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus, and recording medium storing program to implement the method: Provided are a digital photographing apparatus capable of accurate and quick auto-focusing, a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus, and a recording medium storing a program for executing the method. The digital photographing apparatus includes: a lens unit including a focus lens; an imaging device generating data from light... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100214452 - Image-pickup apparatus and control method thereof: An image-pickup apparatus includes an image-pickup element including first pixels photoelectrically converting an object image formed by a light flux from an image-pickup optical system and second pixels including plural focus detection pixels photoelectrically converting a light flux divided from the light flux from the image-pickup optical system, a focus... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100214453 - Backside illumination image sensor, manufacturing method thereof and image-capturing device: A backside illumination image sensor equipped with a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional pattern, includes: image-capturing pixels; and focus detection pixels.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100214454 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging device including a plurality of pixel units configured to be disposed in an imaging area in such a way that a plurality of pixels corresponding to different colors are treated as one unit, wherein the amount of shift of a position of each of... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100214455 - Camera set-up and method for ascertaining picture signals having color values: A method for ascertaining image signals having color values and a camera set-up, which has: a camera having camera optics, an image sensor for recording an environment and for outputting first image signals, and a color mask applied in front of the image sensor, and an evaluation device, which picks... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100214456 - Camera module and method of manufacturing camera module: A camera module 100 includes a solid-state imaging device 1 and an imaging lens which is joined so as to have a gap between the lens and the solid-state imaging device 1. The imaging lens is configured to form a refractive index distribution 3 of a concentric circle structure so... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100214458 - Method for manufacturing imaging device, imaging device and portable terminal: Provided are a manufacturing method for obtaining a low-cost imaging device, and the low-cost imaging device manufactured by such method. The method for manufacturing the imaging device is provided with a step of integrally forming a plurality of imaging devices by using a plurality of imaging optical systems for guiding... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100214459 - Solid-state imaging device and camera: Disclosed is a solid-state imaging device which includes a plurality of pixels in an arrangement, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, pixel transistors including a transfer transistor, and a floating diffusion region, in which the channel width of transfer gate of the transfer transistor is formed to... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100214457 - Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a photoelectric conversion portion that receives an incident light from a back surface side of a silicon layer to perform photoelectric conversion on the incident light; and a pixel transistor portion that outputs signal charges generated in the photoelectric conversion portion towards a front surface... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100214461 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a plurality of unit cell groups arranged in a row direction and a plurality of common output lines for transmitting output signals from the plurality of unit cell groups, each including a plurality of unit cells arranged in the row direction. Each of the plurality... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100214460 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device according to the present invention includes two-dimensionally arranged unit cells each of which includes a photodiode, a transfer transistor, a floating diffusion, a reset transistor having a source and a drain one of which is connected to the floating diffusion, an amplification transistor, and a selecting... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100214463 - Solid state imaging apparatus and method of driving the same: In a solid-state imaging apparatus, during a horizontal scanning period, a pixel signal is written in a first holding unit, while a horizontal scanning circuit outputs, to the horizontal common output line, the other pixel signal held by a second holding unit. And, a transition time of an edge of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100214462 - Solid-state image pickup device and method for driving the same: A frame rate is improved in accordance with the number of times pixels are summed without increasing an operating frequency of a column scanning circuit, when pixel summation is performed between columns. According to the invention, a row scanner selectively controls unit pixels of a pixel array unit on a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100214464 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: an electric charge collecting region (104) of a first conductivity type arranged on a semiconductor substrate to collect an electric charge; a first surface region (105) of a second conductivity type formed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate to cover at least a part... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100214465 - Image display apparatus, imaging apparatus, image display method, and program: This image display apparatus includes a display unit 5 that displays at least an image, an operation input unit 3 that is divided into a plurality of areas, predetermined operations being assigned to the respective areas, and a control unit 1 that displays an operation manual screen 101 on the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100214466 - Image acquisition device and optical component thereof: An optical component of an image acquisition device includes at least two faces each having a first optically active region, the first optically active regions of the at least two faces being assigned to optical functions homologous to each other, but according to different acquisition configurations, the at least two... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20100214468 - Dual field-of-view optical imaging system with dual focus lens: A dual field-of-view optical imaging system is provided for obtaining two images of a scene, each image having a different field of view. The dual field-of-view optical imaging system includes a frontal dual focus lens, the dual focus lens having a central zone of focal length f1 producing a wide... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100214467 - Image pickup optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same: An image pickup optical system made of five lenses, includes in order from an object side, an aperture stop, a first lens L1 having a positive refracting power, a second lens L2 having a negative refracting power, a third lens L3 having a positive refracting power, a fourth lens L4... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100214469 - System, components, and methods for viewing documents and objects using a webcam: In various embodiments, systems components, and methods for viewing documents or objects using a webcam are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a support device is disclosed. The support device includes a stem configured to support an image sensor, a lower projection independently disposed upon a lower end of the... Agent: George R. Reardon
20100214470 - Adjustable handle, particularly for camera: The invention relates to a handle (1) for actuating a device such as a video camera. The handle includes indentations (3) for accommodating the fingers of the user. An adjustment system (5, 7, 8, 9, 11) enables the width (11, 12, 13, 14) of at least a portion of said... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100214471 - An adapter for use with a digital to analogue television signal decoder: An adapter for use with a digital to analogue television signal decoder, the adapter comprising input means for receiving a digital video stream encoded according to a first format at a first bit rate, conversion means for converting the received digital video stream from the first format to a second... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100214472 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a scaling converter, a luminance histogram detector, a determination module, and a super resolution processor. The scaling converter converts a first image signal to a second image signal having more pixels. The luminance histogram detector detects a luminance histogram. The determination... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100214473 - Image display system, image display apparatus, and control method for image display apparatus: An image display system according to the present invention comprises a generation unit to generate a video signal which is composed of a partial image cut out from a still image; and a display unit to display a video signal inputted from said generation unit at a frame rate higher... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100214474 - Video device: A video device includes a broadcast signal processor, a display component, a speaker, and a controller. The broadcast signal processor is configured to receive a digital broadcast signal and process the digital broadcast signal. The display component is configured to display video based on the digital broadcast signal outputted from... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100214476 - Assisting apparatus, assisting program and assisting method: Assisting apparatus that assists in a task for generating task-completed data from original data. The assisting apparatus includes: a conversion unit that converts the original data into converted data in order to keep a content of the original data secret from an operator in charge of the task; an interface... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20100214475 - Mobile terminal, display apparatus display method for mobile terminal, and display method for display apparatus: A mobile terminal includes a recording unit configured to record television broadcast program; a first extracting unit configured to extract caption information from each of the television broadcast programs; a storage unit configured to store the caption information extracted by the first extracting unit for each of the television broadcast... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100214477 - Pll loop able to recover a synchronisation clock rhythm comprising a temporal discontinuity: a corrector receiving a comparison result delivered by the comparison means and delivering the corrected signal, According to the invention, the comparison means comprises the means to determine a difference in value between the local samples and the samples of the synchronisation signal and in that the comparison result has... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100214479 - Broadcasting receiving apparatus: The portable player is connected to a first connector, and the PC is connected to a second connector. A first connection detecting unit detects whether the portable player is connected, and a second connection detecting unit detects whether the PC is connected. A central processing unit (CPU) switches to a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100214478 - Image signal processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and television signal receiving apparatus: According to one embodiment of the invention, a smoothing module is configured to smooth and reduce grayscale differences in a plain area of an input digital image signal according to a collection parameter. A histogram acquisition module is configured to acquire a histogram value of the input digital image signal... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100214480 - Hdmi device and electronic device: An HDMI device includes a storing unit for storing signal-processing data relating to image and/or sound quality of the HDMI device, an information acquisition unit acquiring the signal-processing characteristic information of the another device connected by an HDMI connection, and a setting changing unit for changing the setting of signal-processing... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100214481 - O/s application based multiple device access windowing display: A system and method for providing access to a video display for multiple devices. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise receiving, at a video display system, a first video data signal through a first data communication interface and a second video data signal through a second data communication... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100214482 - System and method for broadcast tower location in a device having a television signal receiver: A system and method for locating broadcast towers in an electronic device including a television signal receiver are provided. The system allows a user to have an easy access to information on local television transmission towers while assisting the adjustment of an antenna. One embodiment of the system includes a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP
20100214483 - Displaying an image with an available effect applied: A method for automatically displaying an image with an available effect applied on a digital display device includes analyzing the image stored on a storage device and choosing the available effect to apply to the image, where analyzing the image includes executing an image analysis on the image to identify... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100214484 - Methods and systems for image processing: Variable video stream delivery tools include methods and systems that detect activation of a zoom command during presentation of a first stream of data to a multimedia device and that supplants a second stream of data having a higher resolution for a zoomed image plane of the first stream of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20100214485 - Method and apparatus for displaying data content: A method of displaying input data content, the input data content comprising video data placed in a video plane and overlay data placed in an overlay plane, said method comprising the steps of:—shifting the video plane compared to the overlay plane so as the overlay plane does not occult the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100214486 - Image signal processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and television signal receiving apparatus: According to one embodiment, a sharpening module and a grayscale smoothing module are provided. The smoothing module smoothes and reduces grayscale differences in a plain area of an input digital image signal, according to a parameter. A frequency state detection module detects a frequency state of the input digital image... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100214487 - Moving image display device and moving image display method: To provide a technology for performing brightness range expansion processing suitable for a scene change when a scene change occurs. If an expansion coefficient output mode determination module 250 detects a scene change, it changes an expansion coefficient output mode from a normal mode to a scene change mode. An... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100214488 - Image signal processing device: An image signal processing device 1 comprises a delay part 10, a motion detection part 20, an intermediate frame generation part 30 and an output part 40. The motion detection part 20 detects a motion of an image of a second frame with respect to an image of a first... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100214489 - Auto-broadcasting tv unit and method: The present invention relates to the TV field. An auto-broadcasting TV unit and an auto-broadcasting method are provided in the present invention to solve the problem of complicated operations for broadcast of a TV terminal with the existing technology. The device includes an antenna, a TV signal processing module, a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100214490 - Active matrix substrate, display, and television receiver: An active matrix substrate includes a transistor, a pixel electrode, a drain lead electrode connected with the drain electrode of the transistor, and a contact hole connecting the drain lead electrode and the pixel electrode. A non-electrode through-bore portion is created on the drain lead electrode, and an opening of... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100214492 - Display unit and television receiver: A display unit (1) includes a lighting apparatus (3) having a light source (5) consisting of a fluorescent tube extending in one direction and a back chassis (4) for covering a rear side of the light source (5) and for holding both ends of the light source (5), and a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100214491 - Optical member, illuminating device using the same, display device, and television receiving device: An optical member comprises a diffusion layer (13) diffusing emitted light from light sources (12), a first light collection layer (15), in which first projecting portions (15a) extending in a Y-direction are arranged at intervals (T1), refracting and collecting incident light from the diffusion layer (13), a first reflection layer... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100214493 - Enhanced low noise amplifier: This amplifier (10) for radio frequency signals comprises a circuit adapted to amplify the signals within a first range of frequency (19) and is characterized in that said circuit is also adapted to simultaneously attenuate the signals within a second range of frequency. (18)... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100214494 - Tuner: A small tuner for a receiver, for example, a TV receiver is provided which requires a reduced area for mounting on a main signal board. A tuner board is disposed perpendicularly to a connector, for example, an F connector so as to allow an output signal of the tuner board... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100214495 - Remote control system and method for controlling television: A remote control system and method comprising a television and a light pointing apparatus adapted, in a first embodiment, to transmit a first narrow beam having a first frequency corresponding to visible light, which is used to give an indication of where the pointer is pointed, and a second expanded... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100214496 - Indoor projection of an aircraft: A projection method and projection device for projecting an overall image to interior walls of an aircraft, in which method or device the boundary regions of several partial images of an overall image to be presented are matched correspondingly, and partial images are pre-distorted in order to, in this way,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100214497 - Video projector: A video projector for displaying a picture based on a video signal. The video projector includes a first LCD panel for red light, a second LCD panel for green light, and a third LCD panel for blue light. A light source emits light toward the first to third LCD panels.... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20100214498 - Discharge tube, ferrule, lighting device, display device and television receiver: In a discharge tube, a conductive ferrule is provided on an end portion of a glass tube. The ferrule includes a body that is to be mounted to the outer circumference of the glass tube and has a contact portion to be electrically conductively fixed to a relay connector (or... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100208028 - Method and system to connect consumers to information: This invention provides for a method of (or apparatus for) facilitating the delivery of advice to consumers using a server unit which can store and display the names and characteristics of experts and then rapidly assist in connecting the expert and consumer for real-time communication. The server can also have... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gt Attn: Patent Docketing
20100208031 - Apparatus and method for automatically transmitting emoticon during video communication in mobile communication terminal: An apparatus and a method for automatically transmitting an emoticon during video communication in a mobile communication terminal are provided. In operation, location information is received during video communication, and data corresponding to the received location information is searched for from a memory. Image data captured by a camera and... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100208030 - Chatting service method interworking video phone service: The present invention implements a chatting the chatting service interworking with a video phone service which can transmit and receive a text during a video phone conversation without terminating the video phone conversation, and furthermore, it improves service quality of a video phone by transmitting and receiving a text during... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100208029 - Mobile immersive display system: A mobile content delivery and display system enables a user to use a communication device, such as a cell phone or smart handset device, to view data, images, and video, make phone calls, and perform other functions, in an immersive environment while being mobile. The system, also referred to as... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/ Sisa
20100208032 - Method and apparatus for obtaining panoramic and rectilinear images using rotationally symmetric wide-angle lens: The present invention provides mathematically accurate image processing algorithms for extracting natural looking panoramic images and distortion-free rectilinear images from images acquired using a camera equipped with a wide-angle lens which is rotationally symmetric about an optical axis and devices implementing such algorithms. Imaging systems using this method can be... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100208037 - Image displaying system and image capturing and displaying system: An image displaying system includes an image processor and a display unit. The image processor moves and/or deforms a first radiographic image and a second radiographic image that has been captured after the first radiographic image such that the first radiographic image and the second radiographic image are aligned. The... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100208038 - Method and system for gesture recognition: A method of image acquisition and data pre-processing includes obtaining from a sensor an image of a subject making a movement. The sensor may be a depth camera. The method also includes selecting a plurality of features of interest from the image, sampling a plurality of depth values corresponding to... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100208034 - Method and system for the dynamic calibration of stereovision cameras: The present invention generally provides a method of performing dynamic calibration of a stereo vision system using a specific stereo disparity algorithm adapted to provide for the determination of disparity in two dimensions, X and Y. In one embodiment of the present invention, an X/Y disparity map may be calculated... Agent: Autoliv Asp
20100208033 - Personal media landscapes in mixed reality: An exemplary method includes accessing geometrically located data that represent one or more virtual items with respect to a three-dimensional coordinate system; generating a three-dimensional map based at least in part on real image data of a three-dimensional space as acquired by a camera; rendering to a physical display a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100208036 - Security element:
20100208035 - Volume recognition method and system:
20100208039 - Dimensioning system: The present invention determines the dimensions and volume of an object by using a novel 3-D camera that measures the distance to every reflective point in its field of view with a single pulse of light. The distance is computed by the time of flight of the pulse to each... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC
20100208040 - Preventing interference between primary and secondary content in a stereoscopic display: A method of positioning primary and secondary images on a stereoscopic display device involves ascertaining a perceived depth of the primary image and the secondary image; transforming the perceived depth of at least one of the primary and secondary image data by compressing the perceived depth of the at least... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100208041 - Stereoscopic 3d display device: 3D stereoscopic viewing enabled by the use of a fast switching speed LCD panel, dynamic backlight, and low cost glasses. The system utilizes an LCD panel with an LED backlight and wavelength selective glasses to isolate each channel by color. The system is based on alternating left and right image... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100208043 - Method and system for creating a 3d effect on a display device: A method of operating a digital video device to create an effect of a three-dimensional image comprises loading a left image into a frame buffer prior to displaying the left image on a display of the digital video device. The method additionally comprises writing a right image, displaying the right... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100208042 - Recording medium, playback device, system lsi, playback method, glasses, and display device for 3d images: A recording medium in which a left-view video stream and a right-view video stream are recorded in an interleaved transport stream file. The interleaved transport stream file is identified by a combination of (i) an equivalent identification number being equivalent with the file reference information and (ii) a file extension... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100208044 - Stereoscopic systems for anaglyph images: Encoding left and right eye stereoscopic image pairs into a color coded ‘anaglyph’ image allows for 3-D viewing through colored eyewear. The color mapping may be tailored locally to specific eyewear and display hardware and generates anaglyph output from distributed full-color left and right eye stereoscopic data. In an exemplary... Agent: Reald Inc. - Patent Department
20100208045 - Assistance system for visually handicapped persons: An assistance system for visually handicapped persons with visual impair in a part of their visual field aims at providing a technical solution for these persons, informing them actively about objects or movements in the visually impaired side, by way of body-worn sensors.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100208047 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquiring unit that acquires an in-vivo image being a captured image of an inside of a body cavity; a feature-data calculating unit that calculates feature data corresponding to a pixel or an area in the in-vivo image; a body-tissue extracting unit that extracts,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100208046 - Stereoscopic optical system, and optical apparatus for stereoscopic measurement, stereoscopic measurement apparatus and stereoscopic observation apparatus each using the same: A stereoscopic optical system includes, at a distal end of an insertion part of an endoscope, a two-path forming optical system for forming two paths of rays involving a parallax, an image forming optical system for forming images out of light travelling along the respective paths of rays in the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100208050 - Apparatus and method for observing the surface of a sample: An apparatus for observing the optical appearance of a surface (2) of a sample (1) of semitransparent material, in particular the surface (2) of a human skin, the apparatus comprising a light source (11,12,13,16,17) for illuminating at least a region of interest of the surface (2) of the sample (1)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100208048 - Digital image storage system and human body data comparison method for medical and aesthetic applications: A human body data comparison method includes steps of a) picking up human body digital 3D image data from a person during the person's optimal lifetime of said person for use as reference human body digital 3D image data, b) storing the reference human body digital 3D image data in... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC
20100208049 - Imaging chamber with window and micro-needle platform magnetically biased toward each other: A device for imaging a tissue culture comprises a chamber for housing a tissue to be cultured and imaged. The chamber comprises a transparent window. The device also includes a platform facing the window. Micro-needles are mounted on the platform and are connected for fluid communication with a fluid source.... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100208051 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image pickup part; a display part; a position detecting part for detecting a position of a target relative to the display part; a face detecting part for detecting a face from a taken image; an attribute obtaining part for obtaining attribute... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100208053 - Culture microscope apparatus: A culture microscope apparatus has an illumination unit to apply excitation light to the specimen, a specimen observing portion to observe light generated from the specimen due to the excitation light, and a dimmer unit to dim the excitation light that has penetrated the specimen.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100208052 - Microscope device and program: A user operates an operating section to cause a motorized stage to move, and observes and checks an entire sample that is disposed on the motorized stage. When the motorized stage is stopped for a predetermined reference time or longer, a controller recognizes the position where the stage is stopped... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100208054 - Disposable microscope and portable display: Various embodiments for providing removable, pluggable and disposable opto-electronic modules for illumination and microscopic imaging are provided, for use with portable display devices. Generally, various medical or industrial miniature microscopes can include one or more solid state or other compact electro-optic illuminating elements, electronic vision systems and means of scanning... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100208056 - Pipe inspection system with replaceable cable storage drum: A pipe inspection system includes a cable storage drum and a housing configured to removably receive and rotatably support the cable storage drum. A push-cable with a plurality of conductors is stored in the cable storage drum. A camera head is connected to a distal end of the push-cable. A... Agent: Michael H Jester
20100208055 - Push-cable for pipe inspection system: In accordance with the present invention a push-cable comprises a central core including a least one conductor, a plurality of non-metallic resilient flexible stiffness members surrounding the core, and a layer of sheathing surrounding the stiffness members.... Agent: Michael H Jester
20100208060 - Liquid droplet recognition apparatus, raindrop recognition apparatus, and on-vehicle monitoring apparatus: Disclosed is a liquid droplet recognition apparatus for detecting liquid droplets attached to a front surface of a transparent member. The apparatus includes an image pickup apparatus that picks up a vertically polarized light image and a horizontally polarized light image at the front surface of the transparent member from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100208061 - Method of scanning biochip and apparatus for performing the same: An apparatus for scanning a biometric device includes a camera that scans the biometric device to generate images, and a computer that extracts data from the images. The computer measures three-dimensional locations of at least three different positions on a surface of the biometric device, determines one of a virtual... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100208057 - Methods and systems for determining the pose of a camera with respect to at least one object of a real environment: Method for determining the pose of a camera with respect to at least one object of a real environment for use in authoring/augmented reality application that includes generating a first image by the camera capturing a real object of a real environment, generating first orientation data from at least one... Agent: Arc Patents
20100208058 - Monitoring the color impression of multicolor patterned areas: A method and an arrangement for testing the quality of multicolor patterned surfaces with an n-channel imaging sensor such as a color camera or an imaging spectrometer. The method determines from the captured images the deviations of the color/spectral statistics and of the image sharpness with respect to references and,... Agent: Law Offices Of Stuart J. Friedman
20100208059 - Window covering sizing method and apparatus: A method and apparatus of ordering a window covering comprises providing a measuring block that is mounted adjacent an architectural feature to be measured. A digital photograph is taken of the architectural feature with the measuring block. A display resolution of the photograph is determined. A scale of the photograph... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20100208062 - Method and device for exact measurement of objects: A method and a device for the accurate measurement of objects, where, according to the invention, a camera (4) is arranged on a manually operated portable jointed arm (1) in order to take two-dimensional images of the object that is to be measured and where the measurements are carried out... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100208069 - Automated upload of content based on captured event: Systems and methods for automatically capturing, uploading, and publishing content. The system may include one or more monitoring modules for providing captured content to a remote site.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100208065 - Device for presenting visual information: The invention relates to an arrangement and a method for presenting visual information. The arrangement comprises a direction detector (101) arranged to detect a direction in which an observer is situated in the surroundings of the arrangement and a display unit (104) arranged to present visual information responsive to a... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20100208066 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an AFE circuit which repeatedly fetches an object scene image in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal outputted from an SG. An image-data processing circuit cuts out an object scene image belonging to a cut-out area, out of the object scene image fetched by the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100208067 - Method and apparatus for determining an overtravel time of a machine: An apparatus for determining an overtravel time of a machine, which has a moveable machine part and an optoelectronic protection device, has a light source designed to produce a defined light spot. The protection device for the machine comprises a camera having an observation area in which at least one... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100208068 - Surveillance camera apparatus, remote retrieval and mounting bracket therefor: A digital image recording surveillance camera apparatus and system for 24-hour home or business security, surveillance, or to monitor and detect animal movement. The apparatus has a camera, which when activated, photographs an object entering a heat-in-motion detection zone. The apparatus includes a passive IR sensor, multiple infrared emitting diodes,... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.
20100208064 - System and method for managing video storage on a video surveillance system: A system and method for managing video storage on a video surveillance system is disclosed. The system calculates an importance score for a video segment based on a weighted average of multiple scores corresponding to the video event. The multiple scores include an event correlation score correlating a video event... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20100208063 - System and methods for improving accuracy and robustness of abnormal behavior detection: A surveillance system improves accuracy and robustness of abnormal behavior detection of a monitored object traversing a space includes a metadata processing module, a model building module, and a behavior assessment module. The metadata processing module generates trajectory information for a monitor object and determines attributes of the monitored object.... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20100208077 - Accessory system for vehicle: An accessory system for a vehicle includes a windshield that has a mounting element adhesively attached to its inner surface, an interior rearview mirror assembly, and an accessory support adapted for mounting to and demounting from the mounting element. The accessory support includes an accessory receiving portion configured to receive... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20100208076 - Image recording condition setting apparatus, image recording condition setting method, and drive recorder: An object of the invention is to provide an image recording condition setting apparatus, an image recording condition setting method, and a drive recorder that can always set an optimum recording condition in the drive recorder. In particular, the invention provides an image recording condition setting apparatus, an image recording... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100208072 - On-vehicle display device and on-vehicle display program: An on-vehicle display device 1 displays a video around a vehicle and travel information of the vehicle on a single display unit 20. The on-vehicle display device 1 includes video display enable/disable input units 11, 12, 13, and 14 inputting display enable/disable of the video around the vehicle, display modification... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100208073 - Outside view monitor system and vehicle having the same: A monitor system for a vehicle includes a camera, a display, a failure detection device, and a prohibition control device. The camera captures an image of an area around the vehicle. The display displays the captured image to a driver of the vehicle. The failure detection device detects a failure... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100208074 - Outside view monitor system and vehicle having the same: A monitor system for a vehicle includes a camera, a display, a failure detection device, a report device, and a report control device. The camera captures an image of an area around the vehicle. The display displays the captured image to a driver of the vehicle. The failure detection device... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100208075 - Surroundings monitoring device for vehicle: A surroundings monitoring device for a vehicle, including: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image of vehicle surroundings; an obstacle recognition unit that recognizes an obstacle in the image acquired by the image acquisition unit, calculates a position of the obstacle, and calculates a detection reliability indicating accuracy of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100208071 - Vehicle detection device, vehicle detection method, and vehicle detection program: Attention is paid on the phenomenon that substantially no direct sun light or no reflected light from surrounding objects is applied, to a vehicle bottom side and tire travel surfaces and the vehicle bottom side and the tire travel surfaces have lower luminance values than all the other portions including... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100208070 - Computerized information collection and training method and apparatus: A method and apparatus (10) for collecting information relating to a driver of a motor vehicle using portable computing apparatus (12), cameras (13) for capturing an image or images relating to operation of the vehicle by the driver and a location sensor (14) for providing information relating to location of... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, P.c Crystal Center 2, Suite 522
20100208078 - Horizontal gaze estimation for video conferencing: Techniques are provided to determine the horizontal gaze of a person from a video signal generated from viewing the person with at least one video camera. From the video signal, a head region of the person is detected and tracked. The dimensions and location of a sub-region within the head... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100208079 - Systems and methods for comparing media signals: Various systems and methods for comparing media signals are disclosed. In some embodiments, media signals are compared by identifying characteristic features in the respective signals and then analyzing the characteristic features to determine if the signals contain corresponding content. In other embodiments, the characteristic features are analyzed to determine the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100208080 - Imaging apparatus and a control method of the imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an image pickup device, a device that obtains an image from the image pickup device, a sensor that detects a roll angle of the sensor, wherein the sensor detects a reference roll angle of the sensor when the imaging apparatus is disposed at a predetermined roll... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100208081 - Moving image output method and moving image output apparatus: A moving image output method includes the steps of: detecting the difference between adjacent frames of moving image data; determining the level of each frame of the moving image data based on the difference detected; monitoring predetermined various conditions; and selectively executing three operation modes based on the result of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100208082 - Media systems and methods for providing synchronized multiple streaming camera signals of an event: A media system is provided having synchronized multiple camera signals of at least one event or activity for transmission over the internet to end users for selective display and/or manipulation. The media system may provide that end users are able to select and view and manipulate one or more of... Agent: Durham, Jones & Pinegar -- Intellectual Property Law Group
20100208084 - Processing of video data to compensate for unintended camera motion between acquired image frames: Video data that includes a plurality of images acquired over time are processed in an apparatus immediately after acquiring the video data, or during some later post-processing of the video data, to reduce the effects of unintended motion in the acquired images. Coarse and fine compensation for motion is performed... Agent: Zoran Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100208083 - System and method for providing application service using image data: There is provided a system and method for providing an application service using image data. One image data processing server collects images (for example, still images and moving images) captured by various kinds of image capturing apparatuses, such as CCTV systems and processes the collected images into data required to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100208085 - Digital camera for processing and printing images: A digital camera for processing and printing an image is provided having an image sensor for capturing image data from images sensed at an auto exposure setting, an image processor for processing the image to produce processed data, a printer for printing the processed data, and an interface for receiving... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100208090 - Anti-shake apparatus: An anti-shake apparatus for image stabilizing comprises a movable unit and a controller. The movable unit is movable for an anti-shake operation. The controller stops the anti-shake operation after an exposure time and moves the movable unit to a first position after the anti-shake operation. The first position is a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100208088 - Image pickup apparatus and focusing mechanism control method: An image pickup apparatus includes an imaging element for acquiring an image of a target object; a detector for detecting movement of the image pickup apparatus; and a controller for controlling focus of the imaging element on the target object while the movement of the image pickup apparatus detected by... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100208086 - Reduced-memory video stabilization: A system and method for performing video stabilization in a reduced memory video device. In one embodiment, a system includes a frame memory and a video stabilizer. The frame memory stores a first video frame and a second video frame acquired after the first video frame. The video stabilizer determines... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100208089 - Anti-shake camera: An anti-shake camera includes a top plate having a through hole defined therein, a lens module, an auto-focus actuator fixedly mounted on the top plate, a bottom plate, an image sensor mounted on the bottom plate, a motion sensor disposed on the bottom plate, an elastic member connected between the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100208091 - Auto focus speed enhancement using object recognition and resolution: Autofocus operations in a digital camera are described. In one embodiment, a processor detects a face in an image captured by the camera, and calculates the size of the face. It selects from amongst a number of previously stored face sizes, one that is closest to the calculated face size.... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100208096 - Image capturing apparatus: An object of the present invention is to eliminate the influences of the leakage etc. of charges from a photodiode to a storage part during the electronic shutter operation. To achieve this object, the present invention includes: a photodiode which generates and accumulates a signal charge according to the amount... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan Transition Team C/o Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
20100208094 - Imaging apparatus, method for setting continuous shooting speed, and storage medium: An imaging apparatus, including: an imaging section for generating image data by performing continuous shooting, a first setting section for setting the number of images to be photographed, in each of the images a subject image is to be included; a dividing section for dividing a photographing region of the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100208095 - Information processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and method for correcting images: An information processing apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image generated based on light passing through a lens unit, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire information corresponding to a pupil distance of the lens unit when the first image is acquired, and a correction... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100208093 - Method for processing image data in portable electronic device, and portable electronic device having camera thereof: The present disclosure is related to a method for processing image data in the portable electronic device, the method including obtaining an image through an image obtaining unit of the electronic device having a plurality of shot modes; determining each good-to-fit score of the plurality of shot modes for the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100208092 - Method of accelerating image capturing process and digital image-capturing apparatus: A method of accelerating image capturing process is provided. The steps of the method are as follows: first, dividing a frame into a plurality of regions by using a plurality of dividing lines; respectively choosing the regions alternatingly as a region of read out timing or a region of sweep... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100208097 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Both a high signal-to-noise ratio and wide dynamic range of the output video signal of a one-CCD color television camera are realized. An image signal processing apparatus of an imaging device using a solid-state image sensor in which different color filters are arranged includes an amplifying unit which amplifies color... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100208098 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit to acquire image data, an integration unit to calculate a white balance integration value, a first calculation unit to calculate a still image white balance control value, a second calculation unit to calculate a histogram white balance control value, and a histogram processing... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100208099 - Imaging device and imaging method: An imaging device is configured to include an optical system which captures an image of a subject, an image sensor which converts the image captured by the optical system into an electric signal, a classifying unit which classifies the captured image into a plurality of areas according to brightness information... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100208100 - Digital camera with multiple pipeline signal processors: There are many, many inventions described herein. In one aspect, what is disclosed is a digital camera including a plurality of arrays of photo detectors, including a first array of photo detectors to sample an intensity of light of a first wavelength and a second array of photo detectors to... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100208101 - Wide dynamic range image capturing system method and apparatus: An image capture system is presented where the dynamic range of photo imaging devices, such as a still or video camera, is increased by varying sensor exposure time on a pixel-by-pixel basis under digital camera processor control. The systems photo sensors are continuously illuminated without reset over the exposure interval.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100208102 - Storage device, storage method and computer-readable storage medium for storing video data: A storage device generates low frame rate video data by frame thinning high frame rate video data input. The storage device performs image synthesis on the low frame rate video data and the high frame rate video data, for which video data input has been delayed, into two screens.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100208103 - Apparatus for digital moving picture photographing or processing: A digital moving picture photographing apparatus and processing apparatus may generate vibration data when shooting a moving picture or may induce vibrations when displaying the moving picture. The digital moving picture photographing apparatus may include an image capture device that generates image data from incident light, a motion vector acquisition... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100208104 - Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus (30) for generating an image with high resolution over a diffraction limit includes: an image input unit (101) which receives red image data and green image data which represent images of an object by red light and green light, respectively, and a blue image data which... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100208105 - Image sensing apparatus and image processing method: An image sensing apparatus executes a plurality of tone corrections respectively suited to different luminance distributions of images. The image sensing apparatus analyzes a luminance distribution of sensed image data, selects, based on an analysis result, at least one of a first tone correction which suppresses luminance saturation of image... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100208106 - Image processing device, image processing method, program, and imaging device: An image processing device includes: a coordinate conversion unit (142) which calculates a corresponding sampling coordinate on a color mosaic image corresponding to a pixel position of a color image when a deformation process is performed, according to the pixel position of the color image; a sampling unit (143); a... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100208107 - Imaging device and imaging device control method: An imaging device and a control method for an imaging device of the present invention comprise an imaging section for photoelectrically converting a subject image and outputting image data, and a display section for performing live view display of the subject image based on the image data, wherein, with respect... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100208108 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an image pickup device that images a photogenic subject, a drive part that drives the image pickup device in order to read out image signals from the image pickup device, a digital signal processing part in which image signals outputted from the image pickup device are... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100208109 - Receiving apparatus, imaging apparatus, and receiving method: A receiving apparatus includes: a signal-level detecting unit detecting a signal level of an input signal; a first signal-level converting unit including amplifiers, capturing the input signal and converting a signal level of the input signal; a switching unit switching an output of a signal whose level is converted by... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100208110 - Solid-state imaging device and method for driving the same: A driving method for a solid-state image pick up device that includes the steps of capturing an image with the pixel array, sharing at least two color pixel cells with a floating diffusion unit, adding an output signal of a first color pixel cell to an output signal of a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100208111 - Driving module for imaging apparatus and driving method thereof: A driving method for an imaging apparatus is provided, wherein the driving method is applied to protect an electronic device that includes the imaging apparatus. The method includes the following steps: blanking a vertical pulse signal outputted by a timing generator unit when the electronic device is booting; and then... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100208112 - Ramp generators and image sensors including the same: A ramp generator includes a row decoder, a column decoder, a current cell matrix and a current-voltage converter. The row decoder generates row selection signals, and the column decoder generates column selection signals. Each of current cells included in the current cell matrix is turned on to provide a unit... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100208113 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device 1 includes a photodetecting section 10, a signal readout section 20, a controlling section 30, and a correction processing section 40. In the photodetecting section 10, M×N pixel portions each including a photodiode which generates charges as much as an incident light intensity and a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100208115 - Solid-state image sensor: A pixel area with a two-dimensional array of pixels (10) each including a photodiode and a memory area (3a) on which memory sections for holding signals produced by the pixels for continuously recordable frames are separately provided on a semiconductor substrate. All the pixels simultaneously perform a photocharge storage operation,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100208114 - Two-path sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter and image sensor including the same: A two-path sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter and an image sensor including the same are provided. The two-path sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter includes at least one integrator configured to integrate a first integrator input signal during a second half cycle of a clock signal and integrate a second integrator input signal during a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100208116 - Color ccd linear image sensor: A color CCD linear image sensor has: first basic pixels arranged in a first column and configured to accumulate first-column pixel charges; and second basic pixels arranged in a second column adjacent to the first column and configured to add accumulated charges to the first-column pixel charges to generate second-column... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100208117 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device for performing photoelectric conversion to convert light from an object into an electrical signal; a phase difference detection section for receiving the light from the object to the imaging device while the imaging device receives the light, and performing phase difference detection; a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100208119 - Display control apparatus, image pickup apparatus, display control method, and storage medium: A display control apparatus that enables to reliably and quickly search for a desired image. When a wheel is operated by a user by an amount less than a predetermined operation amount, image feeding is made in a first display mode where a plurality of images are displayed on an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100208118 - Image processing apparatus and method: An apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to output an image signal of a captured image, a display unit configured to display the image signal as an image, a swing detection unit configured to detect a component of acceleration of a swinging operation, an operation detection unit configured to detect... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100208120 - Motion detector camera: A motion detector camera includes a housing, viewing electronics mounted within the housing, an IR emitter exposed on a surface of the housing, a motion detector exposed on a surface of the housing, and a controller operatively coupled to the viewing electronics, the IR emitter, and the motion detector, wherein... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100208121 - Camera and wearable image display apparatus: A camera operates in cooperation with a wearable image display apparatus configured to be wearable on an eye region of a user. The camera includes an imaging unit, a vibration detection unit, a transmission availability judgment unit and a communication unit. The imaging unit acquires an image of a subject.... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100208122 - Camera body and imaging device: A camera body (3) includes a display unit (20) and a body microcomputer (10). The display unit (20) is able to display a zoom display bar (105) that expresses the focal length of the optical system (L). The body microcomputer (10) controls the display unit (20) so that the direction... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100208123 - Photographing device, photographing method, and portable terminal apparatus: A photographing device to photograph an object includes a displaying unit to display an image acquired from the object, an image recording unit to record the image, an enlarged image generating unit to extract a portion or whole of the image displayed on the displaying unit to generate an enlarged... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100208124 - Imaging apparatus and pixel adding method of same: In an imaging apparatus adding image signals output from a sensor array which receives a light flux through an optical system and performs photoelectric conversion thereon, the sensor array being arranged a plurality of light receiving elements two-dimensionally, the imaging apparatus includes a pixel adding unit that divides the light... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100208125 - Optical unit and imaging apparatus: An optical unit which includes (a) a first lens group; and (b) a second lens group, which are arranged in order from an object side toward an image surface side, the first lens group including (i) a first lens element, (ii) a first transparent body, and (iii) a second lens... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100208126 - Focus adjustment apparatus and focus adjustment method: Before receiving an instruction, an apparatus identifies an object region to be focused by detecting a focus signal while moving a focusing lens. When the instruction is received, the apparatus moves the focusing lens based on the focus signal of the identified object region to be focused to detect a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100208127 - Image capturing apparatus, control method thereof, and program: An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor obtaining a captured image of a subject, a face detection section detecting a face of the subject from the captured image, a focusing control section performing a tracking focusing operation for maintaining a state in which the face of the subject is... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100208128 - Camera system and camera body: A camera system having a camera body and an interchangeable lens is made more convenient to use. A camera system 1 includes an interchangeable lens unit 2 and a camera body 3. A body microcomputer 10 of the camera body 3 decides whether or not the interchangeable lens unit 2... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100208129 - System and method for differentiating subjects using a virtual green screen: There is provided a method for capturing images of subjects having a first subject placed a distance in front of a second subject, comprising shining a first light on the subjects during a first period of time, wherein the first light is shone with more intensity on the first subject... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100208130 - Pan and tilt control system with inductive power supply: A pan and tilt control system that includes a pan and tilt head having an attachment mechanism for selective attachment of an image capture device. The system further includes an inductive coupling device in electrical communication with the pan and tilt head. The coupling device is rotatably secured to the... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100208131 - Orientable head for supporting video-photographic equipment: p
20100208132 - Camera module: A camera module includes: a case including a first surface formed with a first opening for entering incident light, and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the second surface being formed with a second opening; a lens unit mounted in the case; a first substrate including a front... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100208133 - Recursive noise reduction system and method for film-based video: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and method for recursive noise reduction. An exemplary method comprises receiving a first film frame having a first frame rate and a second film frame having the first frame rate and converting the first film frame into a first plurality... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100208134 - Digital television system and receiver and associated method for providing information of point of interest: The present invention provides a digital television (TV) system and receiver which are capable of providing information of point of interest (POI) associated with programs or advertisements. A transmitting end of the digital TV system adds information of a POI included in a digital AV data into the digital AV... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100208135 - Method for processing an analog television signal: A method for processing an analog television signal, comprising determining a reference signal based on at least one field synchronizing signal and equalizing the analog television signal based on the reference signal.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100208136 - Television operative to download new functional applications via an external software module and to execute the same without additional hardware: A television includes a control section, an interface and an external software module. The control section includes a processor and an internal memory that is in communication with the processor. The internal memory stores original program instructions for use by the processor to operate the television in accordance with the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100208137 - Switched input video device: A switched input video device has a switched input, video improvement circuitry and/or transcoder circuitry, and a switch for communicating a switched input to at least one of the video improvement circuitry and the transcoder circuitry.... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100208138 - Portable terminal device: The portable terminal device includes: an operation part 7 including a plurality of operation keys 71 that are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix form; image enlarging means 91 that, in a state where a plurality of enlargement target areas 93 are preliminarily set as partial areas of a TV image,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100208139 - Method and system for processing a composite video image: There are provided methods and systems for processing a composite video image. The composite video image may be a combination of an image and at least one encoded screen capture at a communications apparatus either by a user or in accordance to pre-determined settings for the user's consumption and transmission... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department
20100208140 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and storage medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes a motion vector detection unit that determines a motion vector between a plurality of images obtained in time series, an image synthesis unit that obtains a synthesized image by correcting a positional deviation between the plurality of images on the basis of the determined motion... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100208141 - Image processing device including definition enhancement: Image processing devices include a color extractor circuit configured to extract color information from input image data, a color shifter circuit configured to color shift the input image data according to the extracted color information and a definition enhancement circuit configured to detect a color difference from the color-shifted image... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100208142 - System and method for a versatile display pipeline architecture for an lcd display panel: A video processing system comprising a video frame buffer memory, a first video pipeline, a second video pipeline, a blender, and an overdrive processing unit. The video frame buffer memory has a first memory region and a second memory region, the first memory region being configured to store a first... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP Z2002
20100208143 - Apparatus and methods for boosting dynamic range in digital images: A method for increasing dynamic range of original image data representing an image comprises applying an expansion function to generate from the original image data expanded data having a dynamic range greater than that of the original image data and, obtaining an expand map comprising data indicative of a degree... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20100208144 - Lighting device for display device, display device and television receiver: A lighting device 12 for a display device of the present invention includes linear light sources 17 arranged in parallel, connectors 21 for feeding power to the linear light sources 17 and a chassis 14 for housing the linear light sources 17. The chassis 14 has fixing holes 30 for... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100208147 - Control signal conversion method: An electronic device (1) which is remote controllable has a conversion table storing unit (31) for holding a conversion table for converting an incompatible control signal that does not support the electronic device (1) into a compatible control signal that supports the electronic device (1), an input receiving unit (32)... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100208145 - Graphically based programming for control devices: A method for programming a control device. The method for programming the control device may include using a graphical programming interface. The graphical programming interface may direct a user through the programming process with text and graphics. The graphical programming interface may provide a control device image that corresponds to... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.
20100208146 - Systems, methods and apparatus for providing an audio indicator via a remote control: Apparatus, systems and methods are described for outputting audible or visual indicators via a remote control for a controlled device. A remote control queries an associated controlled device for information. The controlled device generates a request for the remote control to activate an audio or visual indicator. The request is... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department
20100208150 - Device and method for driving discharge lamp, light source device, and projector: A lamp driving device that drives a discharge lamp, includes: a start-up circuit configured to apply a start-up pulse for starting an operation of the discharge lamp; a non-volatile memory configured to store data therein; and a history recording unit configured to record an operation history of the applying of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100208148 - Image projection method: The invention describes an image projection method for projecting an image (1) onto a display (2), which method comprises the steps of a) obtaining an image pixel array (A, A′) for the image to be projected; b) obtaining a plurality of pixel allocation arrays (21, 22, 31, 32, 33) for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100208149 - Projector: A projector includes: a light source; an image processing section adapted to perform an expansion process of an aspect ratio in either one of a horizontal direction and a vertical direction of an image to be formed by an image signal input; a light modulation element adapted to modulate light... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100201779 - Interaction method between an attendant computer and a self-service computer: An interaction method between an attendant computer and one or more self-service computers where all computers share common application data, which facilitates real-time display of selections made by either a customer or an attendant at their respective computers.... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100201780 - Utilizing image sequences to perform video streaming during video conferencing: A communication device is operable to construct one or more image sequences that correspond to voice information, where the image sequences simulate video streaming via the communication device. The image sequences are synchronized with the voice information during active video based connection via the communication device. The image sequences are... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100201781 - Three-mirror panoramic camera: A system and method for obtaining images having an ultra-wide field of view angle. A panoramic camera includes two subsystems: an optical subsystem and an image sensor. The optical subsystem includes at least a three-aspheric mirrors for producing an image of objects in the ultra-wide field of view. The produced... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100201782 - Wide angle optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same: s
20100201785 - Method and system for displaying stereoscopic detail-in-context presentations: A method for generating a stereoscopic presentation of a region-of-interest in a monoscopic information representation. The method includes the steps of: (a) selecting first and second viewpoints for the region-of-interest; (b) creating a lens surface having a predetermined lens surface shape for the region-of-interest, the lens surface having a plurality... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps
20100201784 - Method for the microscopic three-dimensional reproduction of a sample: A method for the three-dimensional imaging of a sample in which image information from different depth planes of the sample is stored in a spatially resolved manner, and the three-dimensional image of the sample is subsequently reconstructed from this stored image information is provided. A reference structure is applied to... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100201783 - Stereoscopic image generation apparatus, stereoscopic image generation method, and program: Influences of physiological stereoscopic elements are removed by image processing using projection transformation. A horopter-plane image projection unit 311 is designed to project a non-stereo image supplied via a signal line 129 onto a cylindrical plane (horopter plane) including a horopter circle. The size of the horopter circle is specified... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100201786 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing an image: A reconstruction method for an image of an object under examination is provided, wherein the method comprises, receiving a first projection data set representing three-dimensional information about said object under examination and reconstructing at least one three-dimensional image out of the first projection data set. Further, a second projection data... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100201787 - Continuous geospatial tracking system and method: A surveillance system and methods are disclosed. The system of the invention includes computing means connected to memory means, input means and a plurality of sensors, such as video camera and plurality of display screens. The system is adapted to compute for the sensors a 3D coverage space which considers... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100201788 - Method and system for mating an infrared stereoscopic device with a viewing device: The present invention sets forth a method and system for mating a signal transmitting device and a viewing device. In one embodiment, the method includes determining presence of the signal transmitting device and the viewing device, selecting a unique code from a pre-determined group of codes assigned to the signal... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100201789 - Three-dimensional display device and digital zoom correction method: A digital zoom rate of two-dimensional images zoomed by a digital zoom unit is obtained. When the obtained digital zoom rate is larger than 100%, at least one of the digitally zoomed two-dimensional images is modified based on an enlarged amount of parallax to provide an amount of parallax between... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100201790 - Method of controlling view of stereoscopic image and stereoscopic image display using the same: Provided is a method of controlling view of a stereoscopic image. The method includes changing the view angle and depth information of a 3D image displayed on a display according to position information for each user; and combining at least two of a spatial division technique spatially dividing light from... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100201791 - System, method, and computer program product for controlling stereo glasses shutters: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for controlling stereo glasses shutters. In use, a right eye shutter of stereo glasses is controlled to switch between a closed orientation and an open orientation. Further, a left eye shutter of the stereo glasses is controlled to switch between the... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Nvid
20100201792 - Device for optical characterization: A device for optical characterization of a sample is provided, the sample being accommodated in a receptacle container transparent to light. The device includes a camera, using which the sample may be detected, and a first light source is situated in such a way that the sample is transilluminated opposite... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100201793 - Portable reading device with mode processing: A reading device includes a computing device and an image input device coupled to the computing device for capturing low resolution images and high resolution images. The reading machine also includes a computer program product residing on a computer readable medium. The medium is in communication with the computing device... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100201795 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: a video signal acquisition portion; a video signal processing portion that processes a video signal to generate a display video signal; a measurement processing portion that performs measurement; and a display portion that displays the display video signal. The video signal processing portion generates a first... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100201794 - Image pickup apparatus and endoscope having the same: An image pickup apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention comprises: a solid state image pickup element which includes a main surface having a light receiving section formed thereon and a back surface; a bendable circuit board electrically connected to the solid state image pickup element via a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100201796 - Contact measuring endoscope apparatus: A contact measuring endoscope apparatus includes a case located at a front end of the apparatus to define a accommodating space; a contact probe connected to and projected from an end of the case by a fixed distance; a light emitting element for emitting light; an image pickup lens arranged... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.
20100201797 - Endoscope device and method for driving endoscope device: An endoscope device includes: a light source including an LED for emitting an R light, an LED for emitting a G light and an LED for emitting a B light, and a solid-state image pick-up element having a plurality of pixel parts including a photoelectric conversion part that may receive... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100201798 - depth-aware blur kernel estimation method for iris deblurring: A method of estimating a blur kernel distribution for visual iris recognition includes determining a first mathematical relationship between an in-focus position of a camera lens and a distance between the lens and an iris whose image is to be captured by the lens. The first relationship is used to... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20100201799 - Arrangement and method for generating images with expanded dynamics: An ophthalmic device and an arrangement for generating images with expanded dynamic range and a corresponding method for generating images with expanded dynamic range have at least one beamsplitter, in particular with an asymmetric splitting ratio, and at least two image sensors, wherein the image sensors are reflected into a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100201800 - Microscopy system: A reproduction apparatus includes an attribute information recording unit that records image attribute information in which the attribute values indicating the attributes of each image are set; a target image selecting unit that selects a target image from images; a search condition setting unit that sets the search conditions that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100201801 - Imaging device: An imaging device 100 has a second arm 132 held in a pivotally rotatable manner on an upper end of a first arm 131 that is structured to rise substantially upright from a base 110. The second arm 132 is connected and engaged with a camera head 150. The camera... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100201802 - Resin composition and use thereof: The resin composition includes a color pigment (A) and a curable resin (B) and gives a cured film satisfying the following requirements (I), (II), (III), (IV) and (V): (I) the maximum transmittance of light having wavelengths of 500 nm to 550 nm is not less than 90%; (II) the minimum... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100201803 - Work piece tracking system and method: A system and method of visual monitoring of a work implement (e.g., a welding torch) while a task is being performed (e.g., forming a welding joint) to train workers (e.g., apprentices, inexperienced workers) in proper welding technique, for example) and/or to evaluate the worker's use of a particular work implement... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100201805 - Inspection apparatus and inspection method: Aims to provide an inspection apparatus and an inspection method for detecting an amount of misalignment of a component mounted on a panel through an ACF. The inspection apparatus detects an amount of misalignment, from a predetermined mounting position, of a component mounted on a panel's top surface through an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100201806 - Method and system for automatically inspecting parts and for automatically generating calibration data for use in inspecting parts: A method and system for automatically inspecting parts and for automatically generating calibration data for use in inspecting parts are provided. The system includes a support for supporting a part to be inspected and/or a calibration device along a measurement axis. The system further includes a head apparatus including a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100201804 - Vision system, method for installing a vision system and method for manufacturing a vision system: A fixed vision system comprises a sensor (2) for acquiring an image of an object on a detecting plane (38), said sensor comprising a sensitive surface (10), a light-emitting device (3) for generating a luminous reference figure (39) on said detecting plane (38), said light-emitting device (3) comprising an emission... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20100201807 - Microphone mover: A system and a method for moving a microphone 100 in relation to a sound source 160 including: a microphone 140; moving the microphone in a dimension X-Y axis 110 or adding a third dimension 190; and an input system 150 operationally attached for adjusting the microphone in relation to... Agent: James Addison Barry, Jr. J Barry Law Office
20100201809 - Calibration method, calibration device, and calibration system including the device: The calibration method is intended to estimate a camera parameter representing a characteristic of each of imaging systems of a distance measuring device (3), and includes: capturing, using the distance measuring device, an image of a reference chart (30) which (i) represents a geometric pattern in which elements are arranged... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100201808 - Camera based motion sensing system: Providing camera based motion detection is disclosed herein. A camera may track a reference element array of retroreflectors, which reflect light from a light source located proximate the camera. A known arrangement of the reference element array may be compared to a received arrangement on an image sensor of the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100201810 - Image display apparatus and image display method: Images are taken by a fixed camera and a moving camera, and a relative position calculation unit recognizes a current position and orientation of the moving object based on a detection signal that is input from a sensor for obtaining positional information of a moving object and calculates a relative... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100201811 - Depth ranging with moire patterns: A method for three-dimensional mapping of an object, including projecting with a projector a set of fringes on the object and capturing an image of the object in a camera. The method further includes processing the captured image so as to detect a Moiré pattern associated with the object and... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20100201812 - Active display feedback in interactive input systems: A method for distinguishing between a plurality of pointers in an interactive input system comprises calculating a plurality of potential coordinates for a plurality of pointers in proximity of an input surface of the interactive input system, displaying visual indicators associated with each potential coordinate on the input surface, and... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100201813 - Wheel-less mobile security system deployment: A mobile security apparatus without wheels is provided. The mobile security system may be suitable for transportation to and/or deployment in locations that are not accessible by roads, such as those covered by ice or snow, those in a body of water, etc. For some embodiments, the mobile security apparatus... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100201814 - Camera auto-calibration by horizon estimation: A method for estimating the horizon in an image of a camera to provide camera auto-calibration in the pitch direction. The method includes taking an image of a scene and generating a texture map of the image using horizontal edge detection analysis to locate horizontal edges in the scene. The... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100201819 - Drive recorder, drive recorder system, method of controlling drive recorder, and program: A drive recorder is provided that can reduce a risk of losing evidence data in the event of occurrence of an accident. The drive recorder includes an image capture unit that captures a front view of a vehicle in a traveling state, a movie image data generation unit that generates... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100201816 - Multi-display mirror system and method for expanded view around a vehicle: A multi-display vehicular rearview mirror system (2600) and method includes an electrochromic (EC) glass element (2603) and a plurality of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) (2605a, 2605b, 2605c) positioned behind EC element (2603). A plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) (2610a, 2610b, 2610c) are used for providing backlighting for each respective... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation
20100201815 - Systems and methods for video monitoring: Embodiments of systems and methods for video monitoring are provided. A method for providing video monitoring includes three steps. A target is identified by a computing device and is displayed from a video through a display of the computing device. A selection of a trigger is received via a user... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100201817 - Vehicle periphery displaying apparatus: A vehicle periphery displaying apparatus including an imaging device, a display device and a display controller is disclosed. The imaging device is configured to capture a vehicle periphery image with a wide horizontal filed of view. The display device includes a display screen, a dimension of the display screen in... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100201818 - Vehicle periphery displaying apparatus: A vehicle periphery displaying apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus includes: an imaging device for capturing a periphery image; a storage medium for storing history data comprising one of the periphery image and information on an object-in-periphery, the storage medium pre-storing a vehicle image; a display screen having... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100201820 - Intrusion alarm video-processing device: Binarization is performed using a threshold image obtained by multiplying a variation in each pixel value of an input image with a coefficient. Although the variation is time-averaged based on an update coefficient for each pixel, the update coefficient is switched depending on whether or not a relevant pixel belongs... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100201821 - Surveillance system having status detection module, method for self-monitoring of an observer, and computer program: Monitoring systems typically comprise a plurality of monitoring cameras, which are disposed in different locations for monitoring one or more monitoring regions. Monitoring systems of said type are used, for example, to monitor places, inter-sections, buildings, libraries, train stations, factories, prisons, retirement homes and the like. The invention relates to... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100201822 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes: a detection mechanism that includes a transparent substrate on which a detection electrode pattern is provided in biaxial directions and detects, with one of main surface sides of the transparent substrate being an input operation surface, a position on the input operation surface within the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100201823 - Low-light imaging augmented with non-intrusive lighting: In some implementations, invisible light is emitted toward a subject being imaged in a low-light environment. A camera having a first color image sensor captures an image of the subject. Image processing is used to correct distortion in the image caused by the invisible light, and an augmented color image... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100201824 - Systems and methods for comparing media signals: Various systems and methods for comparing media signals are disclosed. In some embodiments, media signals are compared by identifying characteristic features in the respective signals and then analyzing the characteristic features to determine if the signals contain corresponding content. In other embodiments, the characteristic features are analyzed to determine the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100201825 - Image processing system and method thereof: An image processing system includes a receiving unit and an image processing unit, where the image processing unit includes a plurality of line buffers. The receiving unit is utilized for receiving a rectangular image. The image processing unit is coupled to the receiving unit, and is utilized for receiving at... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100201826 - Method of determining psf using multiple instances of a nominally similar scene: A digital image acquisition system includes a portable apparatus for capturing digital images and a digital processing component for detecting, analyzing and informing the photographer regarding motion blur, and for reducing camera motion blur in an image captured by the apparatus. The digital processing component operates by comparing the image... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100201828 - Image processing device, image processing method, and capturing device: A process output image generator generates one sheet of a process output image by performing a process using plural sheets of captured images sequentially output from a pickup device in consideration of one of the plural sheets of captured images as a reference image. A deterioration corrector corrects the image... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100201827 - Method and apparatus for initiating subsequent exposures based on determination of motion blurring artifacts: A digital image acquisition system includes a portable apparatus for capturing digital images and a digital processing component for detecting, analyzing, invoking subsequent image captures and informing the photographer regarding motion blur, and for reducing camera motion blur in an image captured by the apparatus. The digital processing component operates... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100201829 - Camera aiming using an electronic positioning system for the target: Vehicles, such as vehicles in an open-pit mine, are visually tracked. The location of a vehicle is determined using radio frequency signals, such as pseudolite transmissions of ranging signals. The camera is steered based on the location. For example, multiple cameras are directed automatically on a vehicle based on the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100201830 - Composite still-image creating device capable of creating a still image from moving images: Each of the frames forming moving images is decoded in sequence and while a candidate frame is decoded, a decision is made as to whether or not the motion vector variable-length decoded for each macroblock is greater than a threshold, so that if the motion vector is greater than the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100201831 - Digital camera with asymmetrically configured sensors: A method is described by which two, asymmetrically configured sensors, one being panchromatic and the other recording color, may be employed in a digital camera so as to exceed the performance, in terms of signal-to-noise ratio, resolution, and dynamic range, and with regard to visual perception, of a single sensor... Agent: Larry R. Weinstein
20100201838 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus that can prevent occurrence of crosstalk between different differential signals on a printed circuit board on which a wiring pattern of a differentially operated signal line is formed, and reduce unnecessary radiation noises. First and second wiring patterns are disposed on the printed circuit board and through... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100201832 - Image evaluation method, image capturing method and digital camera thereof: An image evaluation method for a digital camera includes analyzing the composition of an image for obtaining a characteristic of the composition of the image, computing an ideal characteristic value, a real characteristic value, and a difference value between the ideal characteristic value and the real characteristic value, and generating... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100201833 - Image processing apparatus and camera system: An image processing apparatus or camera system includes an image sensor 1, a geometrical position calculation device 6 for performing predetermined correction of a distortion, a first address table 10 for storing information correlating an input side address based on the calculation results of the geometrical position calculation device 6... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100201835 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method and storage medium: An imaging apparatus comprises a focusing unit configured to focus an object to be shot by an imaging unit, a first shooting control unit configured to control the imaging unit in order to continuously shooting at first time intervals upon detecting a shooting instruction, a determining unit configured to determine... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100201836 - Mobile device and method for executing visual presenter function and holder for the mobile device: A mobile device having a projector module and a camera provides a visual presenter function. A method for executing such a visual presenter function in the mobile device includes selecting a visual presenter mode in a menu of the mobile device, and activating the camera of the mobile device when... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100201837 - Photographing apparatus and method: A photographing apparatus includes a photographing device for photographing an image of an object and converting the photographed image to an electric signal, an image conversion unit for converting the electric signal of the photographing device to image data, a detection area setting unit for setting a part of an... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100201834 - Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels composed of a photoelectric conversion section and a pixel transistor is arranged; an on-chip color filter; an on-chip microlens; and a multilayer interconnection layer in which a plurality of layers of interconnections is formed through an... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100201839 - Spectral characteristic correction apparatus, spectral characteristic correction method and recording medium on which spectral characteristic correction program is recorded: A spectral characteristic correction apparatus correcting a spectral characteristic characterizing a color signal including a plurality of chrominance signals includes: a correction coefficient calculating unit calculating, on the basis of a basic color signal corresponding to each of a plurality of basic colors calculated from a color signal obtained by... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100201840 - Image pickup device, image processing method, and storage medium: A first WB correction coefficient for modifying a tint of an image captured in an auxiliary light non-emission condition to a tint of a peripheral light of the auxiliary light non-emission condition is set by a first WB correction coefficient setting unit, and a second WB correction coefficient for modifying... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100201841 - System and method for effectively performing a white balance procedure for electronic cameras: A system and method for effectively performing a white balance procedure for electronic cameras includes a neutral density diffusion light filter assembly adapted to be attached over the lens of a camera-type device equipped with an electronic device that captures image data using an image sensor device. Alternatively, the diffusion... Agent: Wagner Blecher LLP
20100201843 - Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof: An image capturing apparatus and a control method capable of obtaining an image with a wide dynamic range, without using a special image sensor. An amount of dynamic range enhancement for lessening an amount of blown-out highlights of an image is determined based on the amount of blown-out highlights. An... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100201842 - Photographing method and apparatus for photographing a plurality of times using a plurality of metering modes: A photographing apparatus may include an image pickup device which captures an image and converts the captured image into an electric image signal. A luminance detector may calculate a plurality of luminance evaluation values corresponding to a plurality of metering modes using light measurement areas of the image of the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100201844 - Apparatus and method for image capturing: An image capturing method including following steps is provided. A preview image is captured and compressed into a compressed preview image according to a preview quantization table. An image complexity is judged by determining the amount of high frequency components the preview image has according to a set of factors... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100201845 - Content-aware digital media storage device and methods of using the same: A content-aware digital media storage device includes a host device interface for exchanging digital information with a host device, a memory array for storing digital information received from the host device via the host interface, a peripheral module configured to communicate the digital information stored in the memory array to... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100201846 - Method of processing digital images in camera: A method of processing, in a digital camera, an image captured by the camera is provided, which includes locating faces within the captured image by detecting regions of contiguous color which map a hue, saturation and value of the range of human face colors and passing the detected regions through... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100201847 - Digital image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: Provided are a digital image processing apparatus capable of photographing an image of which an ISO sensitivity-to-noise ratio is improved by adjusting a size of the image to be photographed in low light conditions, and a method of controlling the digital image processing apparatus. The method includes the operations of... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100201848 - Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof: An image capturing apparatus determines a scene of a captured image, and, depending on the scene determination result, performs image capture with an expanded dynamic range, or performs a dynamic range contraction process based on the captured image. In the case of executing the dynamic range expansion process, the image... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100201849 - Method for determining luminance threshold value of video region and related apparatus: A method for determining a luminance threshold value of a video region includes: performing a plurality of luminance threshold value generation operations on the video region included in a plurality of video frames, respectively. Each luminance threshold value generation operation includes: generating a total luminance value according to a plurality... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100201850 - Noise reduction methods and systems for imaging devices: Embodiments describe noise reduction methods and systems for imaging devices having a pixel array having a plurality of pixels, each pixel representing one of a plurality of captured colors and having an associated captured color pixel value. Noise reduction methods filter a captured color pixel value for a respective pixel... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100201851 - Digital camera incorporating a sharpness predictor: A method for determining a sharpness predictor for an input digital image includes determining one or more image metrics by analyzing the input digital image; and determining the sharpness predictor from the one or more image metrics.... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100201852 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a photographing condition estimation unit for estimating a photographing condition of the input image based on photometric information and focal information. A Y/C separation unit separates the input image into a luminance signal and a color difference signal; a luminance correction unit extracts an edge... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100201853 - Digital camera and digital camera system: A digital camera includes: a lens unit that forms a subject image on an imaging plane; an image sensor that includes color filters each disposed at one of pixels disposed in a lattice-like pattern over pixel intervals (a, b) along two directions, an x direction and a y direction, extending... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100201854 - Solid-state image pick-up device and manufacturing method thereof, image-pickup apparatus, semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof, and semiconductor substrate: A solid-state image pick-up device is provided which includes a semiconductor substrate main body which has an element forming layer and a gettering layer provided on an upper layer thereof; photoelectric conversion elements, each of which includes a first conductive type region, provided in the element forming layer; and a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100201855 - Solid-state imaging device, camera, electronic apparatus, and method for manufacturing solid-state imaging device: A method for manufacturing a solid-state imaging device, in which a photoelectric conversion portion to receive light with a light-receiving surface and generate a signal charge is disposed in a substrate, includes the steps of forming a metal light-shield layer above the substrate and in a region other than a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100201857 - Imaging device: An imaging device of the present invention includes a solid-state image sensing device; a vertical transfer drive circuit for feeding a subpulse to the solid-state image sensing device; and a control circuit, and repeats a series of photographing operations in a cycle same as or longer than a period during... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100201856 - Solid-state imaging apparatus, imaging system, and driving method of imaging apparatus: The present invention reduces differences in the influence of electric charge leakage from a non-read out region into multiple read out regions adjacent to a non-read out region. Reset scanning of that row in the non-read out region which adjoins the first or second read out region is started before... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100201860 - Method and apparatus providing cmos imager device pixel with transistor having lower threshold voltage than other imager device transistors: A transistor of a pixel cell for use in a CMOS imager with a low threshold voltage of about 0.3 V to less than about 0.7 V is disclosed. The transistor is provided with high dosage source and drain regions around the gate electrode and with the halo implanted regions... Agent: Round Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
20100201858 - Solid-state image sensing device and control method of solid-state image sensing device: A solid-state image sensing device includes an image sensing region having pixels arranged in a two-dimensional array. A vertical shift register circuit selects a desired pixel row of the pixels by changing the number of one or more clock signals supplied and timing thereof in one horizontal period. A pulse... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100201859 - Transparent conductor based pinned photodiode: A pinned photodiode with improved short wavelength light response. In exemplary embodiments of the invention, a gate oxide is formed over a doped, buried region in a semiconductor substrate. A gate conductor is formed on top of the gate oxide. The gate conductor is transparent, and in one embodiment is... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100201861 - Charge detection device and charge detection method, solid-state imaging device and driving method thereof, and imaging device: A charge detection device includes: a substrate having a first conductive type of predetermined region; a second conductive type of drain region disposed in the predetermined region of the substrate; a second conductive type of source region disposed in the predetermined region of the substrate; a second conductive type of... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100201862 - Solid-state imaging device, driving method thereof, and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: light receiving portions that accumulate signal charges corresponding to incident light; charge transfer portions that are formed to be adjacent to the light receiving portions so as to transfer the signal charges readout from the light receiving portions; readout electrodes to which a readout voltage... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100201863 - Camera module: A camera module includes a lens holder, a lens module, an image sensor chip, and a printed circuit board. The lens module is received in the lens holder. The lens module includes a lens barrel and at least one lens received in the lens barrel. The image sensor chip has... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100201864 - Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method: An image pickup apparatus which can reduce the time required for automatic focus scanning. The size of the face is determined based on information on a subject's face, which is detected from image data acquired by shooting by an image pickup device. The subject distance is estimated based on the... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100201865 - Imaging method for use with variable coded aperture device and imaging apparatus using the imaging method: Provided are an imaging method for use with a variable coded aperture filter and an imaging apparatus using the imaging method. The variable coded aperture filter includes a plurality of regulated patterns which may be properly selected, and an image obtained via a certain pattern of the variable coded aperture... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100201866 - Digital photographing apparatus which sets a shutter speed according to a frequency of an illumination apparatus: A digital photographing apparatus may include an imaging device which captures an image of a subject using an illumination apparatus that operates using alternating current (AC) power, and a shutter speed derivation unit which derives at least one shutter speed that is n/2 times a reciprocal of the frequency at... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100201869 - Image processing methods, apparatus and computer program products using interdependent pixel interpolation operations: Image processing includes generating image data for an image, the image data including an array of original pixels. Respective first pixels for the image are interpolated from respective pluralities of original pixels adjacent the interpolated first pixels. Respective second pixels for the image are interpolated from respective pluralities of original... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100201868 - Method and system for efficient de-interlacing: A system and a method may include performing a coarse estimation to eliminate at least one direction from a set of edge candidate directions without directly evaluating each direction; performing a fine estimation to select a single direction as corresponding to an edge; and performing a directional interpolation as a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100201867 - Method for graphical scaling of lcds in mobile television devices: A system for graphically scaling of LCDs in mobile television devices is provided. PAL resolution is 720×576, and DVB-T broadcasts in Europe, for example, use this resolution. In order to display this PAL video on a 480×272 LCD, scaling algorithms are used. However, when MHEG-5 content is present on the... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100201870 - System and method for frame interpolation for a compressed video bitstream: A system and a method perform frame interpolation for a compressed video bitstream. The system and the method may combine candidate pictures to generate an interpolated video picture inserted between two original video pictures. The system and the method may generate the candidate pictures from different motion fields. The candidate... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.
20100201871 - Temporally consistent caption detection on videos using a 3d spatiotemporal method: A caption detection system wherein all detected caption boxes over time for one caption area are identical, thereby reducing temporal instability and inconsistency. This is achieved by grouping candidate pixels in the 3D spatiotemporal space and generating a 3D bounding box for one caption area. 2D bounding boxes are obtained... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100201872 - Digital broadcasting system and method of processing data: A service multiplexer of a digital broadcasting system includes a null data generator, a mobile service multiplexer, a main service multiplexer, and a multiplexer. The null data generator may generate null data. The mobile service multiplexer may multiplex and output compression encoded mobile service data, additional data for a mobile... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100201873 - Content processing device: A content processing device includes an input section, a memory section, a selection section and an output section. The input section is configured to receive content having a video signal and a plurality of audio signals with different audio types. The memory section is configured to store selection information indicative... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100201874 - Image display apparatus and method of adjusting clock phase: An image display apparatus includes a controller for dividing at least a portion of an image displayed based on a digital video signal, into a plurality of image areas defined by display lines, and establishing different delays for the divided image areas, a clock adjuster generating a clock in synchronism... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100201875 - Self-contained audio/visual presentation system, methods and networks for providing video presentation services, and methods for accessing and using the video presentation services: A self-contained audio/visual presentation system for ease of use. In networks and methods for providing audio/visual presentation systems to facilitators, such as meeting facilities, and by the facilitators to customers of the facilitator, an owner supplies one or more audio/visual presentation systems to a facilitator without relinquishing at least some... Agent: Durham, Jones & Pinegar -- Intellectual Property Law Group
20100201877 - Apparatus and method for providing digital multimedia broadcast service using an external device and a digital tv: An apparatus and a method for providing a Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) service using a digital TeleVision (TV) and an external device are provided. It is determined whether a received broadcast channel supports a Multi Mode Service (MMS), and if so, one of subchannels included in the broadcast channel is... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100201876 - Multimedia management device, system, and method: A multimedia management method is disclosed and applicable to a display device cooperating with at least a multimedia management device. The method preferably includes a first step of selecting one of the multimedia management devices from the display device. Next, the method is to browse the digital media servers which... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100201878 - Adaptive content rendering based on additional frames of content: A device (500) and method for rendering content that includes analyzing previous and/or subsequent temporal portions of a content signal to determine elements that are positionally related to elements of a current portion of the content signal. The current portion of the content signal is rendered on a primary rendering... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100201879 - Customizable picture-in-picture: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, there is provide systems and methods for customizing picture-in-picture video images on a television. Specifically, in one embodiment, a television receiver for depicting multiple images on a single display is described. The television receiver includes a first receiver operative to receive a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.
20100201880 - Shot size identifying apparatus and method, electronic apparatus, and computer program: A shot size identifying device (1) includes an edge detecting element (102) for detecting edges in a frame constituting a video, a connected edge area detecting element (103) for detecting connected edge areas in which the detected edges are connected, an edge area counting element (104) for counting the number... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100201881 - Receiving apparatus and method for display of separately controllable command objects,to create superimposed final scenes: A receiving apparatus and method for display of final superimposed scenes from a receiver adapted to receive shared object control information used for forming final superimposed scenes and display final superimposed scenes. The final superimposed scenes are formed by superimposing two or more shared scenes each comprising one or more... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100201884 - Display unit: A receiver receives differential analog video signals from a long distance transmission line and converts them into unbalanced analog video signals to output to an analog video signal line that is internal wiring. A frequency response characteristics corrector inside the receiver corrects the frequency response characteristics attenuated mainly by the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100201883 - Integrated circuit having a circuit for and method of providing intensity correction for a video: A method of providing intensity correction for a video is disclosed. The method may comprise evaluating a portion of a frame of the video; determining a difference in intensity of a current block of the frame with the corresponding block of the previous frame; correcting all blocks of the frame... Agent: Xilinx, Inc Attn: Legal Department
20100201882 - Motion judder cancellation in image sequences: In a device for processing baseband signal images (BS), a film detector determines whether a same baseband signal image includes both information from a film image and information from a video source image, information from one film image being present in at least two baseband signal images while information from... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100201885 - Encoder of e-8vsb forward error correction for digital television system of atsc: Provided is an error correcting encoder and, more particularly, to an error correcting encoder used for an improved transmission method of the Advanced Television System Committee (ATSC), and a method thereof. The error correcting encoder for digital television broadcasting, which is suggested in the present research, includes a robust encoder... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100201886 - Saturation contrast image enhancement: A digital imaging tool and a method for enhancing, or adjusting, a saturation contrast of a digital image is provided. The digital imaging tool may convert an original color space of a digital image to a second color space having a saturation channel. The digital imaging tool may define a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100201887 - Method and apparatus for hardware-efficient continuous gamma curve adjustment: In accordance with at least one embodiment, a first representation of a first gamma curve is stored in a look-up table, a second representation of a second gamma curve is stored in a look-up table, and a video signal is modified in accordance with an interpolation of at least a... Agent: The Hecker Law Group
20100201888 - Motion vector estimator for reducing film judder: A motion vector estimator for reducing film judder measures a motion vector of a block of an image. A motion vector selection device receives a plurality of motion vectors and generates N candidate vectors based on a motion estimation stage signal. N block matchmakers are connected to the motion vector... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100201889 - Detection of wipe transitions in video: A method of processing a sequence of video frames to determine whether a wipe transition exists between shots of the sequence comprises, for each video frame, calculating its differences from a previous frame using the colour and spatial position information of the pixels in the current frame and the previous... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100201890 - Television channel switching method and apparatus: A broadcast data receiver apparatus and method of use thereof which reduces the perceived time that it takes to change channel by outputting the first I-frame from the newly selected channel as a still image until the data is available to allow the newly selected channel video to be fully... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian
20100201891 - Methods and apparatus for a universal device controller using peer to peer communication: Methods and apparatus relating to wireless remote control are described. A communications device, such as a cell phone with peer to peer signaling capability, supports remote control functionality. The same communications device can be used as a universal wireless remote controller for a plurality of different remotely controllable devices including,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100201892 - Relay connector, mounting structure of relay connector and chassis, and mounting structure of relay connector and discharge tube: Relay connectors are arranged to supply power from power boards arranged on the back side of a chassis having a substantially plate-shaped configuration to discharge tubes arranged on the front side of the chassis. Each relay connector includes a holder having an insulation property and to be mounted to the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100201893 - Reconfigurable tactile controls and displays: New methods and apparatus are provided for efficiently and safely providing controls and displays therefore, particularly, but necessarily to be used within the center stack region of a vehicle instrument panel. The apparatus utilizes, in most embodiments, a rear projection display and machine vision sensing of control position and, optionally,... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100201894 - Projector: A projector has: light source (1R, 1G, 1B); a light modulation unit (6) that modulates a light emitted from the light source based on image signals; a display control unit (41) that outputs the image signals including main cyclic image signals to the light modulation unit, and controls the display... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100201895 - Optical projection method and system: An image projection system is presented. The system comprises an optical unit and a connectable thereto control unit. The optical unit is configured to define an illumination channel for illuminating an object, an imaging channel for creating an image of the object from light collected therefrom and generating image data... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100194845 - Television system and control method thereof: A television system for providing video telephony includes a user input device; and a signal processing apparatus. The user input device includes an image photographing unit which photographs an image of a user; and a voice receiving unit which receives a voice of the user. The signal processing apparatus includes... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100194846 - Equalization of video streams: A method equalizing video signals transmitted across a network is provided. The method can include introducing one or more captured video signals across a network via a plurality of conferencing devices. The conferencing devices can include a video display device adapted to display a received video signal, and a video... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100194847 - Method and system for conducting continuous presence conferences: Disclosed are methods and systems for multipoint videoconferencing. A Media Relay MCU (MRM) receives compressed media (audio, video, and/or data) from a plurality of endpoints participating in a video conferencing session. For a given endpoint, the MRM selects which of other endpoints to display in a CP layout at the... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20100194848 - Multimedia communication system, multimedia communication device and terminal: At one of the timings: during a period between the moment when one of terminals which performs transmission calls out a communication partner and the moment of response and at the timing after the communication between the terminals is complete; content data is read out from a database and the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100194849 - Method and a device for controlling the movement of a line of sight, a videoconferencing system, a terminal and a program for implementing said method: A method of controlling movement of a line of sight of a video camera mounted on a mobile videoconferencing terminal includes: a) a step (72) of using at least two microphones spaced apart from each other in three dimensions and attached to the mobile terminal to pick up a sound... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100194852 - Automatic capturing method of a panoramic image for a digital camera: An automatic capturing method of a panoramic image for a digital camera panoramic image is presented. In the method, a motion vector value of an alignment image selected from a first image captured by the digital camera in a real-time image is continuously tracked, calculated, and accumulated to obtain an... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100194850 - Method and apparatus for correction of an image from a fisheye lens in a camera: A method of operating a video system includes receiving an image captured by use of a fisheye lens. The image is divided into a plurality of horizontal image lines. A respective fraction of each of the horizontal image lines is sampled with a different respective sampling frequency. Each sampling frequency... Agent: Panasonic Automotive System Company Of America
20100194851 - Panorama image stitching: Systems and methods are disclosed for generation of a panoramic image of a scene. In an implementation, the method includes acquiring a plurality of images (e.g. first image and a second image) of the scene. Subsequent to image acquisition, the plurality of images is registered based on spatial relations of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100194853 - Wide-angle optical system, image pickup lens device, monitor camera, and digital apparatus: A wide-angle optical system comprises a front lens group (11), and a rear lens group (12), with an aperture stop (13) interposed between. The front lens group (11) includes at least two negative lenses (111, 112) and at least one positive lens (113). At least one of the positive lenses... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20100194854 - Holographic reconstruction system with an arrangement of controllable microcells: A holographic reconstruction system is disclosed for the three-dimensional reconstruction of object light spots of a scene, comprising spatial light modulation means which modulate interference-capable light waves of illumination means with at least one video hologram, and optical focussing means which focus the modulated light waves with the reconstructed object... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20100194856 - Method and apparatus for depth-related information propagation: The present invention relates to an apparatus for and a method of propagating depth-related information from a first depth-map (810) associated with a first image (820) to a second depth-map (860) associated with a second image (830), the first and second image being temporally proximate images in an image sequence.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100194855 - Three-dimensional measuring device and board inspection device: A three-dimensional measuring device includes an irradiation means capable of irradiating a striped light pattern used for a spatial encoding method and a striped light pattern used for a phase shift method on a measurement object part on a board main body, an imaging means capable of imaging a measurement... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100194857 - Method of stereoscopic 3d viewing using wireless or multiple protocol capable shutter glasses: A system, apparatus, method, and computer-readable media are provided for the viewing of stereoscopic three dimensional (3D) images using shutter glasses. According to one method, a wireless protocol is used to communicate stereoscopic synchronization information. The glasses may scan wireless, infrared, and visible light signals to deduce the timing necessary... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100194859 - Configuration module for a video surveillance system, surveillance system comprising the configuration module, method for configuring a video surveillance system, and computer program: Video surveillance systems typically comprise a plurality of video cameras that are distributed in a surveillance region at different locations. The image data recorded by the surveillance cameras is collected in a surveillance center and automated or evaluated by surveillance personnel. It is known with the automated surveillance that certain... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100194858 - Intermediate image generation apparatus and method: An intermediate image generation apparatus and method are described. An intermediate image may be generated from any one image of a left image and a right image, and the intermediate image may be interpolated by referring to the other image of the left image and the right image.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100194860 - Method of stereoscopic 3d image capture using a mobile device, cradle or dongle: A system, apparatus, method, and computer-readable media are provided for the capture of stereoscopic three dimensional (3D) images using multiple cameras or a single camera manipulated to deduce stereoscopic data. According to one method, a dongle or cradle is added to a mobile phone or other device to capture stereoscopic... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100194861 - Advance in transmission and display of multi-dimensional images for digital monitors and television receivers using a virtual lens: The present invention provides an advance in multi-dimensional displays for digital monitors and televisions. In general, the present invention provides image capture devices arranged at different angles about a target image, or in a straight line, to capture images at pre-designated angles. Each captured image is combined into a composite... Agent: Keith D. Nowak
20100194862 - Apparatus method and system for imaging: There is provided in accordance with some embodiments of the present invention an optical assembly including a set of optical paths, wherein two or more optical paths receive an image from a common surface. The optical paths may direct received images onto a common image sensor generating a complex multidimensional... Agent: Professional Patent Solutions
20100194863 - Systems and methods for simulating three-dimensional virtual interactions from two-dimensional camera images: A computer implemented method for incorporating a representation of a participant into a virtual 3D environment substantially in real-time is provided. An image including a participant is captured by a camera. A contour of the participant is automatically determined. Depth data is automatically associated with the participant contour. A first... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100194864 - Apparatus and method for drawing a stereoscopic image: Coordinate values of an object located in a coordinate space are stored in a memory. The coordinate space is represented by a first direction, a second direction and a third direction each different. The coordinate values include first coordinate values along the first direction, second coordinate values along the second... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100194865 - Method of generating and displaying a 3d image and apparatus for performing the method: To provide an image of a scene having three-dimensional characteristics, without the use of special glasses, a special camera employing an electrically controllable LCD lens which may be changed as to focal length by varying an applied voltage is used to record a plurality of images of the scene at... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100194866 - Electronic imaging device and driving method thereof: An electronic imaging device includes a display unit including a plurality of pixels divided into a first region and a second region, and a controller that generates first and second control signals to control the light emission of the plurality of pixels and applies the first and second control signals... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100194867 - Method of illuminating a 3d object with a modified 2d image of the 3d object by means of a projector, and projector suitable for performing such a method: The invention provides a method of illuminating a 3D object 10 with a modified 2D image of the 3D object 10. Further, the invention provides a dedicated projector 40 for performing this method. This projector 40 further comprises an image sensor 60 to capture a 2D image of the object,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100194868 - System, apparatus and method for flexible modular programming for video processors: A system, apparatus and a method for providing a flexible framework for a video processing infrastructure to enable rapid integration of video analytics algorithms in video security systems. Such a flexible framework preferably features a plurality of ready-to-use libraries, as well as at least one “skeletal” module into which customized... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.
20100194869 - Scene-change detecting device, computer readable storage medium storing scene-change detection program, and scene-change detecting method: An image processing device includes a motion-vector detecting unit that detects motion vectors between an image and another image at a plurality of positions on the image, the image being at least a part of a plurality of images making up an image sequence; a pattern categorizing unit that categorizes... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100194870 - Ultra-compact aperture controlled depth from defocus range sensor: The present application teaches an implementation of an ultra-compact range sensor based on aperture varying passive depth from defocus. An embodiment of the present application teaches a range sensor, which is a fast LCD matrix that allows the acquisition of a plurality of images with variable focal levels by changing... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100194871 - Fluorescence endoscope system and fluorescence imaging method: Before a fluorescent labeling agent is administered on an observation area, the observation area is irradiated with an excitation light for fluorescence quenching. An image taking unit captures two fluorescence images at a predetermined time interval during the irradiation with the excitation light. The first fluorescence image is written to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100194872 - Body scan: A depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. The depth image may then be analyzed to determine whether the depth image includes a human target. For example, the depth image may include one or more targets including a human target and non-human targets.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100194873 - Method and device for microscopically examining a sample, computer program and computer program product: The invention relates to a method for microscopically examining a sample, wherein, in an overview mode, first an overview image of the sample composed of a large number of individual images is recorded through a microscope (20) followed by a transition to a detail mode, in which detail images of... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100194875 - Micro particle image velocimetry, and particle image-capturing method thereof: A particle image-capturing method includes controlling a light-emitting diode unit to emit light so as to illuminate a fluid through an annular condenser, particles in which scattering the light, and controlling an image-capturing unit to capture images of the scattered light through a microscope. A micro particle image velocimetry that... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100194874 - User interface for an electron microscope: A user interface for operation of a scanning electron microscope device that combines lower magnification reference images and higher magnification images on the same screen to make it easier for a user who is not used to the high magnification of electron microscopes to readily determine where on the sample... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20100194876 - Method and apparatus for visual inspection: In the case of die-to-die comparison, threshold processing units process the differential image between the image of a sample chip and the images of left and right adjacent chips using a second threshold value lower than a first threshold value thereby to determine a defect candidate for the sample chip.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100194877 - Method and system for imaging an electrical circuit: A system and a method for imaging an electrical circuit, the method includes: selectively activating an image sensor and introducing a mechanical movement between the electrical circuit and the image sensor so as to acquire multiple mutually parallel strips of elongated irregular hexagonal frames of portions of the electrical circuit;... Agent: Samuel L. James Jr.
20100194878 - Machine for inspecting glass containers: A machine for distinguishing blisters from checks on the finish of a glass container. The captured objects are located in a band to define a cluster. The cluster is evaluated to determine whether it is a multiple cluster and each defined cluster is evaluated to distinguish a check from a... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator
20100194880 - Image photographing apparatus, method of controlling image photographing apparatus and control program: An image photographing apparatus is provided, which includes a camera section having a zoom function for changing a photographing field angle, a transmissive display section including a display surface that allows sides facing each other to be transmissively viewed from both directions of a housing front side and a housing... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100194879 - Object motion capturing system and method: In a system and method of capturing movement of an object, a tracking device is used having an optical marker and a motion sensor providing motion data representative of the position and orientation of the tracking device. The tracking device is connected to the object, and motion of the optical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100194881 - Speaker detection and tracking using audiovisual data: Object tracking includes an audio model that receives at least two audio input signals and a video model that receives a video input. The audio model and the video model employ probabilistic generative models which are combined to facilitate object tracking. Expectation maximization can be employed to modify trainable parameters... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100194883 - Configuration module for a surveillance system, surveillance system, method for configuring the surveillance system, and computer program: The invention relates to surveillance systems, for example, video surveillance systems, used to observe at least one region to be monitored, surveillance cameras being oriented towards the areas to be monitored. The video images recorded by the surveillance cameras are frequently transmitted to a central unit, for example a central... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100194882 - Method and apparatus for monitoring using a movable video device: Methods, devices, and systems for monitoring using a movable video device. The video device is movable to a plurality of positions definable by three dimensions. In an example method, the video device is moved to one of the plurality of positions. Within the video device, video data is acquired at... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100194886 - Camera calibration device and method, and vehicle: A camera calibration device performs camera calibration for projecting a plurality of camera images from a plurality of cameras onto a predetermined surface to combine them on the basis of the results after calibration patterns to be arranged in a common photographing area of the cameras are photographed by each... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100194884 - Driver observation and security system and method therefor: A driver observation and security system has at least one sensor located on a vehicle. The sensor is used to indicate unauthorized entry into the vehicle. At least one interior camera module is mounted in an interior of the vehicle. The interior camera module provides real time images of the... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20100194887 - Method for displaying vehicle driving conditions: An object of the invention is to provide a method for displaying vehicle driving conditions wherein provisions are made to identify, when playing back video information acquired by a drive recorder showing the actual field of vision of a driver, thereby making it possible to investigate, for example, how an... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100194885 - Motorcycle security system and method therefor: A security system for an open compartment vehicle has at least one sensor located on the open compartment vehicle. The at least one sensor indicates one of movement of the open compartment vehicle or an object being within a predetermined distance of the open compartment vehicle. At least one camera... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20100194888 - Rear illumination system: In a first aspect, the invention is directed to an illumination system for rearward illumination for a first vehicle. The illumination system includes a tail lamp assembly, a sensor and a controller for controlling the operation of the tail lamp assembly. If the controller determines that there are any oncoming... Agent: Magna International, Inc.
20100194890 - Video mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle: A vehicular video mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having a transflective reflective element. The mirror system includes a video display device at a casing of the mirror assembly rearward of the transflective reflective element, with the video display device having a video screen and a plurality of... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20100194889 - Wide angle imaging system for providing an image of the surroundings of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle: An imaging system includes a digital camera having a sensor (such as a charge coupled device), a first lens directing a first image onto a first region of the sensor, a second lens directing a second image onto a second region of the sensor, and a third lens directing a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100194891 - Video processing device, video processing method, and program: A video processing device includes a video obtaining unit configured to obtain video data by capturing video of a specific area, a video accumulating unit configured to accumulate the video data obtained by the video obtaining unit, a data input unit configured to input event occurrence data indicating an event... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100194892 - Video processing device, video processing method, and program: A video processing device includes a video accumulating unit configured to accumulate video data obtained by capturing video of a specific area, event occurrence data indicating an event that has occurred in a video image corresponding to the video data, and object specifying data for specifying an object relating to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100194894 - Data acquisition system and transmission control device: A transmit-side transmission control device for sending data generated by a data generator device to a data utilization point receives and retains notification of the allowable data transmission quantity from a receive-side transmission control device, and adjusts the data quantity sent from the data generator device so as to fit... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100194893 - Process for monitoring territories in order to recognise forest and surface fires: The monitoring of territories in order to recognize forest and surface fires requires complex automatic and human-assisted processes, which ultimately must include the control of intervention forces. Disclosed are processes for the centralised monitoring of territories. A swiveling and tiltable camera installed at a monitoring site supplies images of overlapping... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100194895 - Digital image acquisition device with built in dust and sensor mapping capability: A digital image acquisition device has an image acquisition sensor, a shutter, an aperture and optical elements for focusing an image on the sensor. The device includes a light source located in the body of the device. The light source is periodically activated with one of the aperture or shutter... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100194896 - Automatically tagging images with nearby short range communication device information: Digital cameras are enabled to tag pictures with short range transmitter information from nearby devices. After uploading to a personal computer, a photo application further tags a user profile identifier matching the short range transmitter information. Tagged pictures are stored in a server for presentation. Any user with nearby device... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100194897 - Digital single-lens reflex camera: A digital single-lens reflex camera is configured for making it possible to reduce deterioration in image quality due to a camera shake or an object movement and to easily pick up an image with a good image quality. In a digital single-lens reflex camera (1), when an object speed is... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100194898 - Image correction processing apparatus and method: A motion vector detecting unit detects a motion vector of each block in a shot image, which is divided into a plurality of blocks, during an optical zooming operation. A linear function calculating unit calculates for each block a linear function that represents a straight line, the slope of which... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100194899 - Mixed format media transmission systems and methods: Systems and methods for operating cameras are described. An image signal received from an image sensor can be processed as a plurality of video signals representative of the image signal. An encoder may combine baseband and digital video signals in an output signal for transmission over a cable. The video... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100194900 - Image sensing apparatus and control method thereof: An image sensing apparatus that is capable of communicating with an external apparatus, comprising: an image sensing unit configured to sense an object and generate image data; an identification data generation unit configured to generate, from the image data, identification data for identifying a feature of the object; a storage... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100194901 - Multi-channel imaging devices: A multi-channel imaging device is provided. The multi-channel imaging device includes a focal plane array having an array of pixels configured to detect radiation in a predetermined wavelength band. Subsets of the array of pixels are arranged to define a plurality of unit cell image areas. The multi-channel imaging device... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20100194909 - Computer-readable computer program product containing image processing program and digital camera: A computer-readable computer program product contains an image processing program which includes: an instruction for displaying a sample image and a correction object image on a display device; an instruction for setting a sample area in an area of the sample image; an instruction for receiving an operation signal which... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100194906 - Display apparatus and imaging apparatus: A display apparatus includes an input section inputting an image of subject obtained by imaging a person who is a subject, a display section displaying the image of subject being input, a viewer imaging section imaging a viewer viewing the image of subject and generating an image of viewer, a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100194911 - Image data generating apparatus, method and program: The shooting, recording and playback system 100 of the present invention receives incoming light 101, stores an image shot, and then subjects the image shot to be reproduced to resolution raising processing, thereby outputting RGB images with high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution (ROUT GOUT BOUT) 102. The system... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100194913 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus and method capable of decompressing and compressing image data. More specifically, the apparatus and method include decompressing first compressed image data, processing the decompressed image data, selecting from among a plurality of quantization tables a quantization table providing a compression ratio lower than a compression ratio... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100194908 - Image input device, image display device, and image display system: An image input device includes: an image capture unit which captures an image of a predetermined image capture range to produce image information; an image analysis unit which, when a range specifier for specifying a partial range within the image capture range enters the image capture range of the image... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20100194904 - Image pickup apparatus and method for signal processing in image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus including an image pickup device having a plurality of photodiodes regularly disposed, a reference voltage signal generation section which generates a reference voltage signal in a nonlinear pattern, and an AD conversion section which converts an analog signal output from each of the photodiodes into a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100194910 - Image processing apparatus for performing intra-frame predictive coding on pictures to be coded and image pickup apparatus equipped with the image processing apparatus: A motion vector detector detect a motion vector of each macroblock in an I frame. A control unit controls a quantization unit in such manner that the quantization scale in a quantization table referenced in the quantization processing is adaptively varied for a first macroblock whose motion vector detected is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100194907 - Image processing device and image processing program: An image processing device that rotates an image according to the inclination of a line segment included in the image, includes an evaluation unit 106 that evaluates a plurality of line segments whose inclinations are different, on the basis of each of a plurality of different decision standards, and a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100194912 - Imaging apparatus, imaging apparatus control method, and computer program product, with eye blink detection features: An imaging apparatus includes a focus control unit that sets an image area including eyes, which is included in an input image inputted in the imaging apparatus, as a range finding area for calculation of a subject distance and acquires an evaluation value based on contrast of the range finding... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100194902 - Method for high dynamic range imaging: A method for high dynamic range imaging includes the steps of arranging at least two cameras parallel and meanwhile capturing a plurality of images of one scene with different exposures by the at least two cameras; adjusting the captured images for the same exposure thereof subject to the response functions... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100194903 - Mobile electronic device having camera: A mobile electronic device including: a camera unit configured to capture a subject image and generate an image signal; a display unit configured to receive the image signal and display a captured image based on the image signal; an acquisition unit configured to acquire detection area information as information about... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100194914 - Self-balancing remote sensing device and remote sensing system comprising same: A self-balancing remote sensing device, and a system comprised of the remote sensing devices and one or more base stations, is provided for remotely monitoring both terrestrial and maritime environments. Specifically, a spherically-shaped self-balancing remote sensing device having one or more cameras and various sensors is provided, which may ascend... Agent: Townsend & Banta C/o Portfolio Ip
20100194905 - System and method for non-invasive conversion of film cameras into digital cameras: A system and method for converting a film camera into a digital camera uses an electronic device placed in a space of the camera that normally contains film. The device includes an image sensing array arranged in optical communication with a lens of the camera when a shutter is open.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100194916 - Image capture apparatus, method of controlling the same, and program: An apparatus includes an image capture unit which includes an image sensor in which pixels for photoelectrically converting an object image are two-dimensionally arrayed in correspondence with color filters of a plurality of colors, and generates an image signal, a reducing unit which reduces the image signal output from the... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100194917 - Imaging apparatus and live-view image display method thereof: A digital camera has a live-view image shooting mode in which a process of shooting a subject, generating image data from imaging signals acquired by the shooting, and displaying a live-view image based on the image data on a display section is repeatedly performed. The digital camera includes a solid-state... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100194915 - Method and apparatus for processing color values provided by a camera sensor: In a method suitable for processing colour values provided by a camera sensor comprising pixels of different colours, values of a first colour at positions of pixels of a second and a third colour are interpolated (102) based on an averaging using at least one control value.... Agent: Malcolm J Romano
20100194918 - Methods and systems for automatic white balance: A method for calibrating automatic white balance (AWB) is provided that includes using a plurality of references for AWB that include color temperature references, wherein an AWB failure is detected in an image, generating a scene prototype reference based on the image, and adding the generated scene prototype reference to... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100194919 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus (10) which emits a flash and photographs an object (20) includes: a lighting unit (11) which emits the flash to the object; an image obtaining unit (12) which obtains continuously-captured images including a first image and a second image by photographing the object (20) while the lighting... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100194920 - Behaviorally-based software acceleration for digital camera operations: The perceived speed of a digital camera is greatly depended on the actual speed of the processor as well as the size of the captured image. Behaviorally-based software techniques can improve the speed of the image captures and post-capture actions perceived by the end user without the need for any... Agent: Bowei Gai
20100194923 - Digital camera having interconnected image processing units: A digital camera is provided having a memory for digitally storing an image captured by the camera, and a plurality of substantially identical processing elements functionally interconnected to each other via a crossbar switch for processing the stored image. The processing elements are connected to the memory via a bus... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100194921 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup lens; an image pickup device; a microlens array; an image processing section; and a data storage section, in which the image processing section produces a plurality of arbitrary viewpoint images based on image pickup data obtained by the image pickup device by... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100194922 - Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method: The present invention is an image pickup apparatus provided with a pixel section in which pixels each including a photoelectric conversion section and a signal storage section that temporarily stores a signal charge of the photoelectric conversion section are two-dimensionally arrayed, that resets the signal storage sections before exposing a... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100194924 - Image pickup apparatus and control method therefor: Effects due to user operation are reduced in scene discrimination. In an image pickup apparatus, when performing scene discrimination based on information that includes detected movement of a subject and vibration of the image pickup apparatus, and an picked up image, the degree to which one of the movement of... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100194925 - Image sensing apparatus and method for controlling the same: Receiving an instruction from a user to start sensing a still image, an image sensing apparatus performs scene determination based on an evaluation value of scene determination from an image sensed immediately after the luminance of the image converges to a predetermined range of a target luminance. The image sensing... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100194926 - Apparatus and method for acquiring light field data using variable modulator: Disclosed are an apparatus and method for acquiring light field data using a variable modulator. The apparatus varies a modulator located between an optical system and a sensor adaptively according to objects to be captured or a peripheral environment. Accordingly, 4-dimensional (4D) light field data optimized according to objects to... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100194927 - Image taking apparatus: According to an aspect of the present invention, once the mode setting device sets the person photographing mode, and the face zooming instruction device instructs zooming to the face of the person, the detection device detects the size of the face of the person captured by the image pickup device.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100194929 - 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
20100194930 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: Provided is a zoom lens system including a compact focusing lens unit and having a suppressed change in image magnification at the time of movement of the focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system of the present invention includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100194931 - Imaging device: The imaging device of the present invention includes an image generator that generates an electric image from optical information inputted thereto; an operation portion that receives an instruction for a shooting preparation operation or a shooting operation from a user; a scene discriminator that discriminates a shooting scene on the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100194933 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes a pixel extraction section that extracts an extraction region made up of a target pixel and a plurality of pixels included in a region peripheral to the target pixel, a similitude calculation section that calculates similitude of each pixel value... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100194932 - Image processing device, image processing method, and capturing device: An image processing device, an image processing method, and a capturing device are disclosed to correct image distortion, such as distortion aberration or chromatic aberration, produced on a captured image by an optical pickup system, with respect to an image captured by a capturing element. The image processing device includes... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100194934 - Image processing apparatus, program, method and image capturing system: An image processing apparatus with extended dynamic range includes a first gradation-conversion-characteristics calculating unit that calculates first gradation conversion characteristics for each of a plurality of areas of input image signals; and a gradation conversion unit that performs gradation conversion on each of the areas of the image signals by... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100194935 - Image capturing apparatus, control method therefor and program: An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image sensor having an effective pixel area where plural pixels not shield from light are two-dimensionally arranged, and a first optical black area and a second optical black area including pixels shielded from light provided on the both sides of the effective pixel area;... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100194936 - Solid-state image capturing device, method of manufacturing solid-state image capturing device, method of driving solid-state image capturing device, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image capturing device includes: a substrate; a substrate voltage source which applies a first potential to the substrate during a light reception period and applies a second potential to the substrate during a non-light reception period; and a plurality of pixels which each includes a light receiver which... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100194937 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device 1 includes a photodetecting section 10, a signal readout section 20, a controlling section 30, and a correction processing section 40. In the photodetecting section 10, M×N pixel portions each including a photodiode which generates charges as much as an incident light intensity and a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100194938 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging section receiving color light and interpolation light including at least a part of a wavelength range of the color light in order to interpolate the brightness of the color light and converting the received color light and interpolation light into a signal; a control... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100194939 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes an imagine lens, an imaging sensor having a color filter array with color filters of a plurality of colors having a plurality of pixels which are arranged on a light-receiving surface, a computing section obtaining a pixel value of an objective pixel by adding pixel values... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100194940 - Solid state imaging device: In a solid-state imaging device, a primary-color Bayer color filter is provided on an imaging pixel area defined by pixels having different structures. Color-component filters for the same color in the color filter are disposed correspondingly to pixels having the same structure. More specifically, pixels are arranged in consideration of... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100194941 - Light/electric power converter and solid state imaging device: A semiconductor substrate has an active pixel area comprising a stack of lower electrodes, an intermediate layer of an organic photoelectric conversion material, an upper electrode, a transparent insulating layer and first to third color layers. Disposed outside the active pixel area is a polish stop layer having a high... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100194942 - Light spot position detection device, optical device including the same, and electronic equipment including the optical device: In a light spot position detection device, in one frame of operation, under control of a control unit, pixel data obtained in a pixel section in exposure of a solid-state image sensor in synchronization with light emission of a light emitting element are added to corresponding storage portions in a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100194943 - Solid-state image pickup device: In a rear surface incidence type CMOS image sensor having a wiring layer 720 on a first surface (front surface) of an epitaxial substrate 710 in which a photodiode, a reading circuit (an n-type region 750 and an n+ type region 760) and the like are disposed, and a light... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100194944 - Binning circuit and method for an image sensor: A binning circuit and method for an image sensor is disclosed. A column amplifier (CA) is first reset, and thus generates a CA reset signal. A capacitor and a switch network are coupled between an output of the image sensor and an input of the column amplifier. A correlated double... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100194945 - Readout circuit for an image sensor: A readout circuit for an image sensor is disclosed. At least one column amplifier (CA) generates a CA reset signal when the column amplifier is reset. A capacitor and a switch are configured to receive a column of the image sensor. A multiplexer is coupled between (a) the capacitor and... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100194946 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus and camera: The invention provides a solid-state image pickup apparatus which comprises a pixel area in which pixels each having at least a photoelectric conversion unit and an amplification transistor for amplifying and outputting a signal of the photoelectric conversion unit are two-dimensionally arranged in horizontal and vertical directions, wherein a power... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100194947 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: Provided is a solid-state imaging apparatus that is capable of preventing a harmful influence due to noise generated in a control line. The solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit for photoelectric converting to generate a signal; control lines for supplying control signals... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100194949 - A/d conversion circuit, solid-state image sensor, and camera system: There are provided an A/D conversion circuit in which a counter is made to be capable of performing counting at both edges of a clock, up/down count values can be switched while the up/down count values are held, and the duty of the counting operation is difficult to be distorted... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100194950 - Solid-state image pickup device: In a rear surface incidence type CMOS image sensor having a wiring layer 720 on a first surface (front surface) of an epitaxial substrate 710 in which a photodiode, a reading circuit (an n-type region 750 and an n+ type region 760) and the like are disposed, and a light... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100194948 - Solid-state imaging device, driving method of the same, and camera including the same: The solid-state imaging device according to the present invention includes: pixel units arranged two-dimensionally in rows and columns; signal holding units each holding an analog signal outputted from one of the pixel units in a corresponding one of the columns; and column AD circuits each converting, into a digital signal,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100194951 - Image sensing microelectronic device with asynchronous analog-to-digital converter: An analog/digital converter device associated with a detector of an image sensor, including: a comparator capable of receiving the analog signal and delivering a two-states output signal, able to adopt, depending on the analog signal, a first stable state or a second state, a charge injector capable of changing the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100194956 - Apparatus and method for improving dynamic range and linearity of cmos image sensor: Described herein is a circuit and related method for improving the dynamic range and the linearity characteristic of a CMOS image sensor. In various embodiments of the CMOS image sensor, a current sampler, a comparator, and a 1-bit memory are incorporated in each pixel circuit. In the image sensor, pixels... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100194955 - Cmos image sensor: A pixel of a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor includes a plurality of photodiodes for sensing light to thereby generate photoelectric charges in different regions; a plurality of transfer transistors for transferring photoelectric charges of corresponding photodiodes in response to a first control signal; a floating diffusion region... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100194957 - Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (cmos) image sensor: A CMOS image sensor includes a unit pixel including controlled by a high voltage; a reference high voltage generator for generating a reference high voltage; and a high voltage output unit for generating the high voltage by using the reference high voltage as an operating voltage to thereby output the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100194952 - Device and method for providing a reference signal: C
20100194953 - Device and method for providing a reference signal: A device that includes a pixel array, an interfacing circuit and a sample and hold circuit. The interfacing circuit directs to at least one pixel of the pixel array a sampled voltage that is outputted from the sample and hold circuit. The sample and hold circuit includes an NMOS transistor,... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100194954 - Multiplexed read-out architecture for cmos image sensors: This invention targets improvement in CMOS sensors using a multiplexed read-out architecture in which pixels are output at the pixel VN level instead of the line/reference amplifier level. The pixel signal voltage VN and offset voltage VNS are read sequentially, eliminating the differential structure. Interference rejection, usually achieved by a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100194960 - Charge increaser: This charge increaser includes a charge supplying portion having a signal source formed by a measurement object other than visible light and supplying signal charges corresponding to the signal source and a charge increasing portion for increasing the amount of charges corresponding to the signal charges stored in the charge... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100194958 - Imaging pickup apparatus and image pickup method: The present invention is an image pickup apparatus including a pixel section in which pixels each including a photoelectric conversion section are two-dimensionally arrayed, a transistor that collectively resets the photoelectric conversion sections, an exposure control section that performs control so as to perform exposure for a predetermined time after... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100194959 - Solid-state imaging device, method for manufacturing the same, method for driving the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device including: a substrate; a substrate voltage supply that applies a first potential to the substrate during a light receiving period and applies a second potential to the substrate during a no-light receiving period; and a plurality of pixels including a light receiving portion that generates signal... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100194961 - Subject illumination for image capture on a mobile device: A device to capture an image includes a camera oriented to capture a first image of a subject and a display oriented to display a second image that is viewable by the subject. A backlight is coupled to the display to provide light that passes through the display toward the... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100194962 - Digital camera: A digital camera includes: an image processing unit that creates first display image data and second display image data; a display device that displays a first screen image and a second screen image so as to allow a user to observe the first screen image when viewed along a first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100194963 - Display control apparatus, image capturing apparatus, display control method, and program: A user-preferred image is easily displayed for a plurality of images generated by bracketing capture. A recording control unit 205 adds the same group identifier to a plurality of captured images generated by the same bracketing-capture operation, allocates the plurality of captured images to the same folder, and records the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100194964 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: Provided is a zoom lens system including a compact focusing lens unit and having a suppressed change in image magnification at the time of movement of the focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system of the present invention, in order from an object side to an image side, includes, a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100194965 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus and electronic apparatus: Disclosed is a solid-state image pickup apparatus including a plurality of pixels. The plurality of pixels each including a lens, a photoelectric converter to convert incident light that passes through the lens into an electrical signal, and a waveguide provided between the lens and the photoelectric converter. The waveguide is... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100194968 - Image pickup optical system and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup optical system including: a first prism including: a first incident surface where subject beam enters; a division surface for dividing the beam from the first incident surface into image-pickup beam and focus-detection beam; and a first exit surface from which reflection beam reflected on the division surface,... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100194967 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an image pickup device that includes a first pixel group configured to photoelectrically convert an object image formed by a luminous flux from an imaging optical system, and a second pixel group which includes a plurality of pixels configured to photoelectrically convert a split pair of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100194966 - Interchangeable lens camera system having autofocusing function: To provide an interchangeable lens camera system for shooting with the best in-focus position, no matter how a group of two or more interchangeable lenses to produce different degrees of spherical aberrations and a group of cameras of different types with different evaluated autofocus frequencies are combined. The camera system... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100194969 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens system having a high zoom ratio and excellently correcting various aberrations over an entire zoom range between a wide angle end and a telephoto end to obtain high optical performance in the entire zoom range, includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100194970 - Automatic focusing apparatus and optical device: The present invention is directed to the provision of an automatic focusing apparatus that can detect a focusing point at a sufficiently high speed for practical use and can achieve a lens condition having good focusing performance. The automatic focusing apparatus of the present invention includes a liquid crystal lens... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100194972 - Focusing device and image pickup apparatus: A focusing device includes a distance information acquisition section acquiring information on a distance to a subject based on a plurality of image data acquired by taking images of the subject at a plurality of different viewpoint positions. A subject detection section detects a first area and a second area... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100194971 - Two-dimensional polynomial model for depth estimation based on two-picture matching: Apparatus and method for electronically estimating focusing distance between a camera (still and/or video camera) and a subject. Images at different focal positions of a calibration target are collected with distances between subject positions. In one aspect, histogram matching is performed to reduce noise error. A focus matching model is... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100194976 - Computer based aids for independent living and health: The invention herein primarily concerns computer interfaces, particularly those that may be used by those persons who are not familiar and even adverse to computers as they are utilized today. It is particularly concerned with easy to use devices to facilitate the use by senior citizens, widows, and others to... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100194974 - Imaging apparatus: Providing an imaging apparatus wherein dust does not easily adhere to the imaging portion. The apparatus comprising an imaging portion provided with an image pickup device, a first housing holding the imaging portion, a protective cover disposed a photographic object side, a second housing holding the cover and provided with... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100194975 - Opening/closing door locking device: An opening/closing door 10 for openably closing the opening of a housing includes: a door body; a locking member for holding the door body in a closed state by engagement with a part of the housing; and a lever 11 that is linked with the locking member and has one... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100194973 - Visual presenter: A visual presenter includes a column support standing on a base, and a camera head mounted on a distal end of the column support. The column support includes an upright part standing from the base and a horizontal part extending horizontally ahead of the base. A pedestal is mounted on... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100194977 - Full scale video with overlaid graphical user interface and scaled image: The present disclosure relates to displaying full scale images with overlaid similar scaled images and a graphical user device in a display of a client device. The client device receives video streams of the full scale images and scaled images. The video streams are broadcast independent of one another, and... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100194978 - Three-dimensional y/c separating circuit: To provide a three-dimensional Y/C separating circuit that has a high responsibility to a motion in a video signal and can reduce a memory capacity, a three-dimensional Y/C separating circuit has a 2-frame memory 14 that delays a color signal by an inversion period thereof to produce a delayed composite... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100194979 - Multi-lingual transmission and delay of closed caption content through a delivery system: Disclosed is a system and method of blending multiple closed caption language streams into a single output for transmission using closed caption encoding devices. Closed caption signals are created by remote closed caption generating systems that are connected to an input device, such as a stenography keyboard or voice recognition... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone
20100194980 - Mobile consumer electronic applications on internet video platform: A request to transfer a consumer electronics (CE) application from a consumer electronics device to a TV device is received at the TV device. The CE application is received from the consumer electronics device. Application state information associated with the CE application is received from the consumer electronics device. The... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100194981 - Mobile phone dock for tv: A mobile telephone docking station that makes use of a TV as a display and that allows use of a standard keyboard and mouse to have a faster, more comfortable means to control the phone. Access to all of the cell phone's functions is allowed through the docking station/TV.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100194982 - Multi-media presentation platform with internally integrated devices: The present invention extends to a multi-media presentation platform with internally integrated devices. Embodiments of the present invention include an individual transportable multi-media presentation platform for presenting multi-media output. The multi-media platform integrates video output capabilities and audio mixing capabilities within a multi-media presentation platform console. Multi-media devices are secured... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100194983 - Equipment control apparatus: An equipment control apparatus capable of improving the command communication efficiency, wherein the equipment control apparatus (1) is provided with a receiver (11) for receiving an operation code transmitted from an operation device (3), and a processing unit (14). When the receiver (11) receives the operation code, the processing unit... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100194984 - Broadcast communication system and method for providing users with information associated with a geographical area: A method is presented for providing information associated with a geographical area to users of broadcast communication receivers. The information, as well as an indication of the geographical area associated with the information, are transmitted to, and received by, each of the broadcast communication receivers. In each of the receivers,... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20100194986 - Apparatus and method for controlling stored image in image display device: Provided are an apparatus and a method for controlling a stored image in an image display device. When a time shift function is selected by a user in the image display device having a storage function, information regarding a recording material for each time with respect to time-shifted contents, and... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100194985 - Method and system for displaying a wireless channel space on a display device: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to provide a method and system for the generation and display of a channel space state for a band of frequencies in a wireless display device. One novel method enables the display of a channel space state by continuously or repeatedly scanning, in... Agent: Sony C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100194987 - Co-channel feedback signal cancelling regenerative repeater of advanced television system committee: Disclosed is a co-channel feedback signal cancelling regenerative repeater of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) that extracts a predetermined reference value of feedback signal to be able to cancel the feedback signal among received signals, including: a signal receiving unit; a signal demodulating unit that converts frequency of a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100194988 - Method and apparatus for enhancing highlight detection: A method and apparatus for highlight detection. The method includes retrieving audio and video data, detecting a high audio energy scene of the retrieved audio data, detecting a key-line scene relevant to the high audio scene of the retrieved video data, detecting an in-play scene according to the key-line, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100194989 - Method of and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications. Preferably, the apparatus implementing the present invention includes a processor, a secondary memory and a system memory. In providing a smooth transition between two applications, the apparatus and method provides synchronization of... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20100194990 - Image processing device, image display device, and image processing method: An image processing device includes a target correction amount calculating unit operable to calculate a target correction amount based on input image signals, a frame memory operable to store the input image signals, and a scene change amount calculating unit operable to calculate a scene change amount based on an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100194991 - Apparatus and method for auto white balance control considering the effect of single tone image: An apparatus for auto white balance includes a histogram generation unit writing respective histograms of Cb values and Cr values with regard to pixels included in an input image frame, a single-tone determination unit comparing respective maximum values of the histograms of Cb values and Cr values with a first... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100194992 - Image processing device, computer readable storage medium storing image processing program and image processing method: An image processing device includes a change-between-images calculating unit that calculates an amount of change between images in time-series images sequentially obtained, the amount of change between images indicating an amount of change between each of the time-series images and a close image temporally close to the each of the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100194993 - Reproducing apparatus capable of reproducing picture data: A reproducing apparatus includes a graphics processing unit that outputs graphics data of an RGB color space, a video decoder that outputs video data of a YUV color space, a conversion unit that converts a color space of the graphics data from the RGB color space to the YUV color... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100194995 - Data recording medium, data recording method, data recording apparatus, data reproducing method, data reproducing apparatus, data transmitting method, and data transmitting apparatus: PCM audio data is recoded in a first session P1 as a first region on the inner periphery side of an optical disc Ma. Living body information is recorded in a second session P2 as a second region on the outer periphery side. The living body information is information about... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100194994 - Dual mode dp and hdmi transmitter: A system and method for dual mode DP and HDMI transmission are provided. Briefly described, one embodiment of a dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter, among others, can be implemented as follows. The dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter comprises a driver circuit controlled by a data signal. The dual... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100194996 - Decoupled connections: Methods and nodes are provided herein that can generate reliable acknowledgements within the time-frame required to transmit a single message over a decoupled connection so as to meet the real-time requirements of the CEC protocol. Specifically, there is provided a method in a communication system, the communication system comprising a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100194997 - Lighting device for display device, display device and television receiver: A lighting device 12 for a display device of the present invention includes a plurality of linear light sources 17 and light source holding members 20 for holding the linear light sources 17. Each light source holding member 20 has the first member 30 and the second member 40. The... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100194998 - Apparatus for processing images and method thereof: An apparatus for processing images includes a de-multiplexer, a first decoder, a thumbnail generator and an encoder. The de-multiplexer receives a data stream, the de-multiplexer de-multiplexing a video signal and a channel information from the data stream. A first decoder decodes the video signal to provide a decoded video signal... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100194999 - Method of processing traffic information and digital broadcast system: A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system and a method for processing data are disclosed. The method for processing data may enhance the receiving performance of the receiving system by performing additional coding and multiplexing processes on the traffic information data and transmitting the processed data. Thus, robustness is provided to the... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100195000 - Control method of frequency variable filter circuit and receiving apparatus: (where, X is the assigned frequency, Y is the capacitance value of the capacitor bank, α is an offset frequency coefficient, β is a correction coefficient for correcting frequency shift, A, B and C are correction coefficients for correcting frequency shift of the center frequency with respect to the assigned... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100195001 - Non-programmable universal remote system and method: A TV detects the capabilities of connected components to respond to various function commands. Subsequently, when a non-programmable remote control is used to select a component and then generate a function command, the TV determines if the component can respond to the command and if not, the TV dynamically alters... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100195002 - Volume adjusting method for channel switching of digital television: While a user of a digital television gives a command to switch from a first channel to a second channel, a comparison between a first remembered volume of the first channel and a second remembered volume of the second channel is provided. According to the result of the comparison, a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100195003 - Projector, projection system, image display method, and image display program: A projector includes: a first image projection section adapted to project a first image based on a first image signal, a second image projection section adapted to project a second image based on a second image signal such that pixels of the second image are shifted from pixels of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100195004 - Liquid crystal display reordered inversion: Methods and apparatus for switching the voltages supplied to the electrodes of pixels disposed within a liquid crystal display device. By reducing the frequency associated with an alternating voltage supplied to a first set of liquid crystal electrodes, the power required to drive the liquid crystal display device can be... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los AngelesPrevious industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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