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20100245532 - Automated videography based communications: A method for framing subjects captured on video includes receiving video of a subject and determining a current shot framing of the subject. A magnitude and a direction of movement of the subject is determined, relative to the current framing and a level of motion threshold. The subject movement is... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff
20100245533 - Network voice and video communication system and method: A network voice and video communication system for communicating with remote computer users via at least two chat applications. The network voice and video communication system captures voice and image data, acquires voice and image data, and stores voice and image data. The network voice and video communication system further... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100245536 - Ambulatory presence features: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates managing one or more devices utilized for communicating data within a telepresence session. A telepresence session can be initiated within a communication framework that includes two or more virtually represented users that communicate therein. A device can be... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100245535 - Combining views of a plurality of cameras for a video conferencing endpoint with a display wall: A telepresence apparatus, a method of operating a telepresence apparatus, and a tangible computer readable storage medium in a telepresence apparatus that is configured with instructions that when executed cause operating of the telepresence apparatus. The telepresence apparatus includes video cameras districted co-planar with a display wall and capturing camera... Agent: Dov Rosenfeld
20100245534 - Method and apparatus for the efficient transmission of multimedia streams for teleconferencing: A teleconferencing system in which a teleconference controller advantageously uses information relating to the network topology layout of remote nodes which are to participate in a teleconference, and then advantageously directs the transmission of video and/or audio streams from a source node to an identified subset of the remote nodes... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc. Docket Administrator
20100245537 - Method, device and system for implementing video conference: A method, device, and system for implementing a video conference are disclosed. The method for implementing a video conference includes: creating a video image with ImageId information; defining an image data source and an image data output for the created video image; and acquiring and sending image data according to... Agent: Docket Clerk/htcl
20100245538 - Methods and devices for receiving and transmitting an indication of presence: The method of transmitting an indication of presence of a subject comprises the steps of detecting the presence of a subject in a first geographical area, transmitting an indication of presence of the subject to a remote system if the subject is present in the first geographical area, detecting the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100245540 - Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus for processing at least two still images that are picked up in such a manner that two still images successively picked up have shared portions, the apparatus comprising: a synthesis unit which generates a synthesized image from the at least two still images... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100245539 - Panoramic camera with a plurality of camera modules: An exemplary panoramic camera includes a housing, camera modules received in the housing, viewfinders, and an image processor. Each camera module includes a lens, a reflective mirror, and an image sensor in an order written from an object side to an image side. The camera modules cooperatively form a 360... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100245541 - Targets, fixtures, and workflows for calibrating an endoscopic camera: The present disclosure relates to calibration assemblies and methods for use with an imaging system, such as an endoscopic imaging system. A calibration assembly includes: an interface for constraining engagement with an endoscopic imaging system; a target coupled with the interface so as to be within the field of view... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20100245542 - Device for computing the excavated soil volume using structured light vision system and method thereof: A device for computing an excavated soil volume using structured light is disclosed. A control sensor unit is provided at the hinge points of an excavator arm, and is configured to detect and output the location and the bent angle of the excavator arm. A microcontroller is configured to output... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100245544 - Imaging apparatus, imaging control method, and recording medium: An imaging apparatus includes: a first imaging controller configured to control imaging by an imaging unit; a movement distance acquirer configured to acquire movement distance of the imaging unit required to generate a three-dimensional image of the imaged subject after imaging by the first imaging controller; a first determining unit... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100245543 - Mri compatible camera that includes a light emitting diode for illuminating a site: Systems and methods of using MR-compatible cameras to view magnetic resonance imaging procedures. The MR-compatible camera systems may include a casing with at least two openings, including one oriented to permit a camera to view a site, and another opening oriented to permit a light source to illuminate a portion... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100245545 - Flagging of z-space for a multi-camera 3d event: A method for selecting one from among a plurality of three-dimensional (3D) cameras comprising calculating, in a computer, a plurality of z-space cut zone flag values corresponding to the plurality of 3D cameras, then comparing the z-space cut zone flag corresponding to a reference monitor image to a plurality of... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20100245546 - Image pickup apparatus and video recording and reproduction system: [Solving Means] A light ray output from a subject is separated into left and right light rays by mirrors 141 and 143 in an area in which a diverging light ray output from a point of the subject is converted into a parallel light ray. When the subject is looked... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100245547 - Image signal processing device, three-dimensional image display device, three-dimensional image transmission/display system, and image signal processing method: An image signal processing device improving quality of three-dimensional image is provided. The device includes a determination section; deinterlace sections and a synchronous control section. The determination section determines whether first and/or second input image signals, having horizontal parallax there between, are interlaced signals derived from video signal or from... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100245548 - Recording medium, playback device, and integrated circuit: Provided is a recording medium that enables seamless connection between preceding playitems which are stream data arranged prior to a position where a long jump occurs, such as a layer boundary, and succeeding playitems which are stream data arranged subsequent to the position where the long jump occurs. A block... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100245549 - Insertable surgical imaging device: A body-insertable imaging device includes a first camera that comprises a first image sensor and a first lens to pass incident light onto the first image sensor, a control interface to receive a remotely generated control signal, and an actuator communicatively coupled to the control interface and configured to support... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/columbia University
20100245550 - Fluoroscopy apparatus and fluoroscopy method: Unwanted information contained in a reference image is reduced, thus acquiring a fluorescence image having quantitative intensity information, regardless of the angle and distance of excitation light. The invention provides a fluoroscopy apparatus including an illumination portion that irradiates an observation target with illumination light containing excitation light; a first... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100245551 - Image processing device, computer-readable storage medium, and image processing method: A reflected light image of an observed region and a fluorescent light image of the observed region based on fluorescent light that is generated from the observed region are acquired. The variation component of the acquired latest reflected light image is detected on the basis of the latest reflected light... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100245552 - Image processing device, imaging device, computer-readable storage medium, and image processing method: A reflected light image and a fluorescent light image of an observed region are acquired with an imaging system. A gradation level of the reflected light image is set on the basis of a feature value of the acquired reflected light image. The focus of the imaging system is controlled... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100245556 - Image capturing apparatus and authentication apparatus: An image capturing apparatus includes a substrate in which multiple pixel circuits are formed and a driving unit that generates an image signal in which a target has been captured by driving the multiple pixel circuits. When the region in which the multiple pixel circuits is formed is taken as... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100245553 - Method and apparatus for determining a physiological parameter using a fingerprint sensor on a portable electronic device: A method (300) and apparatus (200) that determines a physiological parameter using a fingerprint sensor on a portable electronic device is disclosed. The method can include capturing (320) a plurality of images corresponding to an area beneath a surface of skin using a fingerprint sensor configured to capture a live... Agent: Prass LLP
20100245555 - Method and system to measure body volume/surface area, estimate density and body composition based upon digital image assessment: A method and system to digitally measure area/volume and body surface area of a person and estimate corresponding density and composition as related to a fixed reference frame. This Digital Image Volume Assessment System (DIVAS™) has many desirable features, such as computerized accuracy, precision, convenience, minimal operator expertise and subject... Agent: Weiner & Burt, P.C.
20100245554 - Vision watching system and method for safety hat: Provided are vision watching system and method for a safety hat. The vision watching system includes: a receiver which receives an image signal of a watching zone of a camera; a processor which determines whether an object of the image signal is a person, based on a size and an... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100245557 - Injection of secondary images into microscope viewing fields: Systems and methods for injecting secondary images into viewing fields of surgical microscopes are disclosed. Some exemplary embodiments may provide secondary image injection in a picture-in-picture arrangement, thereby allowing a surgeon to simultaneously view the one or more secondary images and the surgical field through the oculars of the surgical... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100245558 - Component manipulating method, component extracting method, component assembling method, component manipulating apparatus, component extracting apparatus, and component assembling apparatus: A component manipulating method includes recognizing, computing, and manipulating. The recognizing is a process in which a position and an attitude of a measured object is recognized by taking an image of a light spot group of the measured object with a camera, the measured object having the light spot... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100245560 - Method and device for imaging a fragmentation pattern formed in a ply of toughened glass: A method of imaging a fragmentation pattern formed in a single ply of toughened glass having first and second opposing surfaces is disclosed. Initially, a region of the fragmentation pattern is aligned with an image capture device, where the image capture device is arranged in a spaced relationship with the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100245561 - Navigation device: A navigation device includes: a map database 5 that holds map data; a location and direction measurement unit 4 that measures the current location and direction of a vehicle; a road data acquisition unit that 16 that acquires, from the map database, map data of the surroundings of the location... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100245562 - Method and device for detecting shape of sheet roll: Disclosed a method and device for detecting a shape of a sheet roll. The method for detecting a shape of a sheet roll comprises positioning a camera on a cylindrical side surface of the sheet roll; photographing a cylindrical side surface while rotating the camera along the cylindrical side surface... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100245565 - Method and/or system for measuring concentration of detection target using transmission or reflection of light: Provided are a method and/or apparatus for measuring the concentration of a detection target using the transmission or reflection of light. The system includes an illumination unit disposed over a biodisc and configured to apply light to the detection target included in the biodisc and a camera module disposed below... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100245564 - Method for self localization using parallel projection model: A method of recognizing a self location of an image acquisition device by acquiring an image of two or more reference objects is provided. The method of the present invention comprises setting an actual camera plane, two or more reference object planes, and two or more virtual viewable planes located... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100245563 - System and method for facilitating the use of whiteboards: Systems and methods for facilitating use of non-electronic whiteboards and other large displays. Images of whiteboard are input to a computer device to provide automatic detection of a collaborative portion of content on the board created during a collaborative session and distribution to relevant collaborators alone while personal content of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100245566 - System and method for inspection: Method and inspection system. The inspection system includes: (i) a stage, for supporting an inspected object and for moving the inspected object by a movement that is characterized by speed variations; (ii) a signal generator, for generating triggering pulses at a fixed frequency regardless of the speed variations; (iii) a... Agent: Reches Patents
20100245569 - Image-capturing device mounting mechanism and image-capturing device: An image-capturing device mounting mechanism, which includes: an anchoring unit fixed to a building; a body unit with a capturing lens, the body unit mounted to and demounted from the anchoring unit; a first engaging portion provided in the body unit for an engagement between the body unit and the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100245570 - Remote monitoring: Remote monitoring and inspection of measurement devices, emergency equipment, parking spaces, and other items is accomplished by using a digital image sensor (e.g., a CMOS sensor) to capture a digital image containing information about the monitored item. A signal containing information about the digital image (e.g., data representing the captured... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100245567 - System, method and program product for camera-based discovery of social networks: A system, method and program product for camera-based discovery of social networks. The computer implemented method for identifying individuals and associating tracks with individuals in camera-generated images from a face capture camera(s) and a tracking camera(s), wherein the computer implemented method includes: receiving images of an individual from the face... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100245568 - Systems and methods for surveillance and traffic monitoring (claim set ii): System, methods, and computer program products are provided for surveillance, traffic monitoring, and red light enforcement. In one embodiment, the system may monitor zones of interest; capture, time stamp, and store images of the zones of interest; determine that an event has occurred within one of the zones of interest;... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100245571 - Global hawk image mosaic: A method of producing a mosaic image comprises the steps of capturing a plurality of overlapping images in a plurality of swaths, computing the relative displacement between adjacent ones of the overlapping images within the swaths, computing the relative displacement between adjacent ones of the overlapping images in adjacent ones... Agent: Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
20100245576 - Calibrating apparatus for on-board camera of vehicle: There is provided a calibrating apparatus for an on-board camera of a vehicle, which allows speedy, yet reliable decision of acceptance/rejection of calibration result, with a simple apparatus construction, without depending on or being influenced by the calibration environment. An image processing target region on which an image processing for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100245572 - Camera assembly mounted on vehicle's number plate: A monitoring camera assembly includes a camera portion, a rear housing, and two front housing. The camera portion for sensing image of a object behind a vehicle including a camera body, a camera lens, and two rotational axles. The rear housing is installed on the license plate and support the... Agent: Park Law Firm
20100245580 - Display control device, reproduction device, information display system for mobile object, module for driver's seat, and mobile object: A DPF-ECU (1) includes a DPF controller (11) that generates a display identifier for displaying an information image in accordance with the situation of a mobile object on a liquid crystal display device (4) based on the state information acquired from the respective ECUs (3a) to (3d), a drawing controller... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100245575 - Driving support device, driving support method, and driving support program: In a driving support device and method, images of a vicinity of a vehicle are captured and recorded. Movement information relating to movement of the vehicle is acquired and a movement status of the vehicle based on the acquired movement information is determined. Based on (i) the determined movement status... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100245579 - Image processing device and method, driving assist system, and vehicle: A camera is fixed in the mirror case of a door mirror downwardly in such a way that the front-rear wheels of a vehicle and the bottom edges of the sides of the vehicle (bottom portion) fit in view regardless of the state in which the door mirror is placed.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100245573 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus is provided that combines image data captured by multiple cameras and displays the resulting image of surroundings of the vehicle to monitor monitoring the surroundings of a vehicle. The image processing apparatus includes: an image memory; a camera-image acquisition unit; a projection surface geometry manager that... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100245578 - Obstruction detecting apparatus: An obstruction detecting apparatus includes a camera capturing a surrounding of a vehicle, a projective transformation means projection-transforming one frame of captured images, captured by means of the camera, respectively on at least two imaginary planes, so as to generate transformed images, viewed downwardly from an above viewpoint, the imaginary... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100245577 - Surroundings monitoring device for a vehicle: A surroundings monitoring device for a vehicle, includes a pair of side cameras, each of which is provided at a side mirror, obtaining capture images capturing views extending to left and right of the vehicle including views below the side mirrors, respectively, an image graphic generating portion generating an image... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100245574 - Vehicle periphery display device and method for vehicle periphery image: An imaging unit photographs an image of a periphery of the vehicle. An object detection unit obtains image information related to a brightness or a color of the image and position information on the obtained image from the image and detects object from the image information according to a specific... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100245581 - Warning display system: The purpose of this invention is to provide a warning display system on which a warning from an emergency vehicle is displayed as letters. When an emergency vehicle emits letter information of ‘please leave the left traffic lane’ by acoustic watermarking (electronic watermarking) together with siren sound on a congested... Agent: Lee Fredric Sharra
20100245583 - Apparatus for remote surveillance and applications therefor: Apparatuses for remote surveillance and the applications therefor are described here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus for remote surveillance. The apparatus includes a capturing unit, a location-sensor, a processing unit coupled to the capturing unit, a storage unit coupled to the processing unit, the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100245584 - Method and apparatus for creating a zone of interest in a video display: A method of creating a zone of interest in a video scene comprising the steps of capturing a video scene, transmitting a captured video scene over a network, receiving a captured video scene from the network, enabling a user to identify a portion of a captured video scene to be... Agent: Pelco Inc.
20100245582 - System and method of remote surveillance and applications therefor: Systems and methods for remote surveillance and the applications therefor are described here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a system for remote surveillance. The system includes a surveillance device including a capturing unit, a local storage unit, and a location-sensor, a remote server coupled to the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100245585 - Headset-based telecommunications platform: A hands-free wireless wearable GPS enabled video camera and audio-video communications headset, mobile phone and personal media player, capable of real-time two-way and multi-feed wireless voice, data and audio-video streaming, telecommunications, and teleconferencing, coordinated applications, and shared functionality between one or more wirelessly networked headsets or other paired or networked... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100245586 - Projection display apparatus: A camera for capturing an object that will enter a projection space is attached to the casing of a projection display apparatus. The camera is installed at the position in which, when the camera faces the projection plane, at least one of the back direction and the side direction of... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20100245587 - Automatic tracking method and surveying device: The present invention provides an automatic tracking method, comprising a light spot detecting step of detecting a light spot 37 from a target 31 supported on a moving object 30, a step of taking a moving image of the target and the moving object, a step of tracking based on... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20100245589 - Camera control system to follow moving objects: The present invention is directed to an image tracking system that tracks the motion of an object. The image processing system tracks the motion of an object with an image recording device that records a first image of an object to be tracked and shortly thereafter records a second image... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20100245588 - Tag tracking system: A new system is described that integrates real time item location data from electronically tagged items with a video system to allow cameras in proximity to a tagged item to automatically be enabled or recorded and to move and follow the movement of the tagged item. The methodology to implement... Agent: Herbert W. Spencer Iii
20100245590 - Camera sensor system self-calibration: Systems and methods for camera sensor system self-calibration are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a method may include exposing a camera sensor system to a known output from a camera display. The method may also include determining a calibration value by comparing image signals from the camera sensor system to... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100245591 - Small memory footprint light transport matrix capture: A projection system uses a transformation matrix to transform a projection image p in such a manner so as to compensate for surface 5irregularities on a projection surface. The transformation matrix makes use of properties of light transport relating a projector to a camera. A display pipeline of user-supplied image... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20100245592 - Calibrating apparatus for on-board camera of vehicle: Provided is a calibrating apparatus for an on-board camera of a vehicle, which apparatus allows completion of calibration process with a simple additional calibration, even when rejection has issued on the result of automatic calibration. Based upon a camera parameter obtained at the time of completion of adjustment by an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100245593 - Apparatus and method for calibrating images between cameras: An apparatus for calibrating images between cameras, includes: a detector for detecting dynamic markers from images taken by a motion capture camera and a video camera; a 3D position recovery unit for recovering 3D position data of the dynamic markers obtained by the motion capture camera; a 2D position tracking... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100245594 - Camera calibration tool: In one embodiment, the present invention is a camera calibration tool. One embodiment of a three-dimensional test target for calibrating an image capturing device includes a first planar face exhibiting a first color, a second planar face exhibiting a two-toned pattern of a second color and a third color, and... Agent: Wall & Tong , LLP
20100245595 - Recorder test system:
20100245597 - Automatic image capturing system: An automatic image capturing system includes a computer, an image capturing device, a monitor and an automatic image capturing program. The automatic image capturing program is installed in the computer. The image capturing device is used for capturing an image of a target object. The monitor is used for displaying... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20100245596 - System and method for image selection and capture parameter determination: An apparatus and method for identifying image capture opportunities. Expert photo agents (526) that process metadata extracted from a captured image are obtained (706) at a user-device (102). Metadata (214) characterizing visual content of a captured image is produced (310) by processing the visual content of the captured image. Image... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100245599 - Communicating audio data: A system including a display device including a display surface. The system can include a camera to capture one or more images of the display surface. A computing device can be connected to the camera to control the camera and to recognize an object placed on the display surface.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100245598 - Image composing apparatus and computer readable recording medium: Group photographs are continuously taken with the same background, whereby at least two image frames are produced. A position of a face of each person is detected from each image frame. A combination weighting function w[p](x, y) is set such that, on the basis of the face detected in one... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100245600 - Digital photographing device, method of controlling the digital photographing device, and computer-readable storage medium: Provided is a method of controlling a digital photographing device, the method including: removing high-frequency components from a first input image and a second input image; calculating a differential image between the first input image and the second input image from which the high-frequency components are removed; calculating the frequency... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100245601 - Image recording apparatus, image tilt correction method, and recording medium storing image tilt correction program: An image recording device includes an obtaining module configured to obtain tilt information indicating a tilt direction and a tilt angle of an image with respect to a horizontal direction for a processing unit including frames, a rotational processing module configured to perform, in accordance with the tilt direction and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100245602 - Method of removing an artefact from an image: A method of removing an artefact from an image captured with a motion invariant camera is disclosed. The captured image is de-blurred using a spatially invariant blur kernel. An edge filter with a fixed offset is applied to the de-blurred image to identify the location of at least one artefact.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100245603 - Camera, camera system, and camera body: A camera is provided with which a small size can be achieved while ensuring good image blur correction performance. The camera (1) has an optical system (O), a housing (2), a second drive unit (12) serving as part of an image blur corrector, an imaging element (17), a first angular... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100245605 - Image capturing device and activation method therefor: An image capturing device includes a first controller operable to control image capturing; an operation section including a switch; a detector operable to detect a change to an image capturing mode and to send a signal representing the change; a second controller operable to monitor and process the sent signal,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100245604 - Image processing device, photographing device, reproducing device, integrated circuit, and image processing method: To provide an image processing device that calculates a parameter used for correcting large video jitter with high accuracy even when the accuracy of a sensor for measuring a movement of a photographing device is low. The image processing device includes: a constraint condition generating unit (130) that generates a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100245606 - Personal access and control of media peripherals on a media exchange network: Methods are disclosed for indirectly monitoring and controlling at least one media peripheral device in a media exchange network by accessing a media management system (MMS) via a first media peripheral (MP) device (e.g., a TV screen) using a user control device (e.g., a remote control). An operation corresponding to... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100245607 - Video processing apparatus: The video processing apparatus includes: a pattern information storing unit that stores use part information and location information; a plurality of video inputting units that input each of a plurality of video data; a video data generating unit that generates a plurality of types of generated video data; a generated... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100245608 - Adaptive method and system for extracting a bright image from a thermal image: An image processor computes a raw histogram for an unprocessed raw digital image. The image processor positions a clip point at an intensity level within the raw image histogram. The pixels having an intensity level less than the intensity level of the clip point are blacked-out (reduced in intensity). The... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100245611 - Camera system and image adjusting method for the same: A camera system is capable of adjusting a location of a target in an image including the target. The camera system captures the image including the target, obtains the target from the image, and calculates a coordinate difference between the target and a determined location of the image. The camera... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100245609 - Digital image segmentation using flash: A digital camera function, such as can be implemented in a cellular telephone handset, and that includes automated segmentation of foreground subjects in acquired digital photos and images. Successive images are captured by the digital camera function at different flash exposure levels, for example using existing light only and using... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100245615 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a low-frequency-component storage unit that stores therein a low-frequency component generated from a frame in an input moving image composed of a plurality of frames, a low-frequency-component generating unit that generates a low-frequency component from an N-th frame of the input moving image, and stores... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100245612 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program: An image processing device includes: a determination unit determining whether each character included as a subject in a captured image is an unnoted non-main character; and a controller controlling an image-related process which is a process related to an image on the basis of a status of the character determined... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100245614 - Image selection device and method for selecting image: An image selection device including: a reception unit that receives a plurality of captured images obtained by rapid shooting one or more people as subjects; a face detection unit that detects human faces included in the captured images received by the reception unit; an eye detection unit that detects eyes... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100245610 - Method and apparatus for processing digital image: A digital image photographing method includes: recognizing a subject by analyzing an image photographed by a digital image photographing apparatus; separating the recognized subject from a background in the image; and displaying a recommending lead line of a rule of thirds on a display of the digital image photographing apparatus... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100245613 - Method and unit for generating high dynamic range image and video frame: An embodiment of the invention relates to a method for High Dynamic Range (HDR) image creation by generating a mean difference curve for use in aligning the images of a sequence of images taken with different exposures, wherein the difference in exposure might derive from a difference in exposure time... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100245617 - Automated white balancing in digital photography: A method for improving white balance measurement for digital cameras or the like uses color reference articles for placement within a scene coordinated with a digital camera capable of automatically recognizing the color reference supplied by the article. The reference articles comprise a signaling device (such as an RFID chip,... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100245616 - Image processing device, imaging device, computer-readable recording medium, and image processing method: An image processing device captures a normal light image of an observed region via a plurality of color filters having different spectral characteristics, respectively, generates a uniform image having low contrast by extracting each picture signal corresponding to a picture signal in a wavelength band for which light absorption characteristic... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100245618 - White balance control apparatus and method: An apparatus includes an evaluation acquisition unit, a chromaticity value calculation unit, a weight coefficient calculation unit, a histogram analysis unit, an appearance at a light source calculation unit, a white balance coefficient calculation unit, and a white balance operating unit. the evaluation acquisition unit acquires color signal values from... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.
20100245619 - Fluoroscopy apparatus: A fluoroscopy apparatus includes an illumination portion irradiating an observation target with illumination light; a fluorescence image acquisition device acquires fluorescence emitted from an observation target to acquire a fluorescence image; a fluorescence image-acquisition optical system forms an image of the observation target using the fluorescence; a reference-light image acquisition... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100245621 - Image capturing apparatus and image capturing apparatus control method: An image capturing apparatus comprises: an acquisition unit; a smear detection unit; and a smear correction unit which corrects a level of pixels in a smear region in original image data by a first correction amount obtained by multiplying a smear amount by a first coefficient, thereby generating first image... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100245622 - Image capturing apparatus and medium storing image processing program: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a generating unit, a detecting unit, and a calculating unit. The image capturing unit captures an image of a subject to generate image data. The generating unit generates a blurred image from the image data. The detecting unit detects a main... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100245620 - Method for mixing high-gain and low-gain signal for wide dynamic range image sensor: A wide dynamic range image sensor method combines the response of high-gain sensing cells and low-gain sensing cells with better linearity than the prior art. A search is made in successive central regions within the response curve of the high-gain and low-gain cells to find a highest slope linear fit.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100245623 - Still image memory device and lighting apparatus: A still image memory device includes an imaging unit, a nonvolatile memory unit that includes a first memory area and a second memory area, and a control unit that controls the nonvolatile memory unit. The control unit includes a first processing unit that stores, in the first memory area, the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100245624 - Spatially synchronized audio and video capture: An audio/video (A/V) capture device and method that capture audio and video in a spatially synchronized manner. In one implementation, the device and method automatically adjust the shape of a spatial directivity pattern of a microphone array used for acquiring audio so that the pattern is spatially synchronized with an... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100245625 - Identifying collection images with special events: A method for associating event times or time periods with digital images in a collection for determining if a digital image is of interest, includes storing a collection of digital images each having an associated capture time; comparing the associated capture time in the collection with a special event time... Agent: Raymond L. Owens, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20100245626 - Digital camera: A digital camera with multiple ports for emovable memory cards. In some preferred embodiments, the multiple ports will be structured to hand the same type(s) of memory cards. In other preferred embodiments, the ports (or at least some of them) will be differently structured to handle different types of memory... Agent: David B. Woycechowsky
20100245628 - Imaging apparatus and imaging system: An imaging apparatus includes a pixel unit having a plurality of components, each having a plurality of pixels arranged in row and column directions. The plurality of pixels in each component output color signals having a plurality of colors. The apparatus also includes an adding unit configured to perform an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100245627 - Processing for captured images: A method is provided for reading a captured image, with the captured image comprising at least first and second parts and a border area positioned between the first and second parts. Converted pixels are obtained by applying digital-to-analog conversion to the pixels in the captured image, and the converted pixels... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100245629 - Zoom lens and image capturing apparatus having the same: An image capturing apparatus includes a zoom lens, a solid-state image sensor which photoelectrically converts an image formed by the zoom lens, a processing unit which processes image data obtained by the solid-state image sensor, and a correction units which processes the image data from the processing unit to correct... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100245630 - Imaging apparatus having a zoom function: In a digital camera, when the shutter is half-depressed, a controlling section 20 sequentially acquires current through-images imaged by an image acquiring section 10 which are wide-angle images imaged before zooming. Then, when a zoom operation is performed, the controlling section 20 holds a wide-angle image acquired at that point... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100245631 - Image capturing apparatus and control method therefor: An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor 104 in which at least part of pixels arranged in two dimensions are configured as focus detection pixels with divided-pupil, a memory control circuit 113 configured to read out from a memory position information for the focus detection pixels 401, 402 stored... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100245632 - Noise reduction method for video signal and image pickup apparatus: A noise reduction method for a video signal including a shooting step of shooting a subject by a CCD and outputting a video signal, a distance information acquisition step of calculating a shooting distance between the subject and the CCD, a specific distance information acquisition step of calculating a specific... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100245633 - Solid-state image element and solid-state image device: A solid-state image device has a pixel region in which a plurality of unit pixels 306 are two-dimensionally arranged in the horizontal and vertical directions, the unit pixel 306 being made up of a PD 304 and a VCCD 305, wherein a substrate potential setting pixel 307 is formed in... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100245634 - Hardware implemented pixel level digital filter and processing of electromagnetic signals: An apparatus for performing digital video processing of electromagnetic waves in IR or other electromagnetic waves spectra; derived from adjacent or separate bands (or sub-bands) representing a channel of electromagnetic wave intensities; that is processed for equipment radiometric corrections (calibration), adverse environmental elements or substance calibrations, channel filtering in real... Agent: Ned Ahdoot
20100245635 - Method of generating hdr image and digital image pickup device using the same: A method of generating a high dynamic range (HDR) image and a digital image pickup device using the same are described. The digital image pickup device is employed to generate an HDR image according to a single digital image. The method includes the steps of obtaining an original image; performing... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100245636 - Producing full-color image using cfa image: A method of forming a full-color output image using a color filter array image having a plurality of color channels and a panchromatic channel, comprising capturing a color filter array image having a plurality of color channels and a panchromatic channel, wherein the panchromatic channel is captured using a different... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20100245637 - Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: an on-chip color filter having color filter components formed to correspond to pixels; light-shielding members each formed at the boundary of adjacent color filter components; and lenses concave toward a light incident direction, each formed directly below a corresponding one of the color filter components... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100245638 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes: a plurality of pixel portions including color filters and photoelectric conversion portions, respectively, each of the photoelectric conversion portions generating charge according to light incident thereon, the color filters being provided on a light incidence side of the respective photoelectric conversion portions, a distance between the... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100245640 - Ccd imaging array with extended dynamic range: A CCD such as a frame transfer CCD has an extended dynamic range. The image built up in the image region 1 in each integration period is transferred to the store region 2 in each frame transfer period, for example, at a TV signal rate. The dynamic range is increased... Agent: Venable LLP
20100245639 - Imaging device, method of converting read-out signal, and camera: An imaging device includes: a pixel unit that converts incident light into an electrical signal corresponding to the amount of the incident light; and a read-out unit that reads out a read-out signal from the pixel unit for a first period and a second period, wherein the read-out unit includes... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100245642 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device which can, in response to the problem of black-crush occurring in an image when strong light is enters the device, positively detect black-crush in a state in which a variance margin has been secured. The solid-state imaging device outputs a luminance signal in accordance with an... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100245641 - Solid-state imaging device, method of driving a solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes, on a substrate, a lower electrode, a photoelectric converting layer that is disposed on the lower electrode, and an upper electrode that is disposed on the photoelectric converting layer. The device further includes: a boosting unit which is formed in the substrate, and which supplies... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100245643 - Solid-state image pickup element and camera system: A pixel driving portion 102 can carry out first read drive with which a transfer element is turned OFF in accordance with a drive signal TG to output a signal at an output node, and second read drive with which the transfer element is turned ON in accordance with the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100245646 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device 1 includes a photodetecting section including M×N pixel portions P1,1 to PM,N two-dimensionally arrayed in M rows and N columns, a signal readout section including integrating circuits S1 to SN and holding circuits H1 to HN, and an initialization section including initialization switches SWI,1 to... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100245645 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a photoelectric converter, a wiring portion, a micro lens, and an adjustment film. The photoelectric converter is formed on a light incident side in a substrate. The wiring portion is formed on a side of the substrate that is opposite to the light incident... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100245649 - Solid-state image pickup device and method for driving the same in a number of modes: A system and method for driving a solid-state image pickup device including a pixel array unit including unit pixels. Each unit pixel includes a photoelectric converter, column signal lines and a number of analog-digital converting units. The unit pixels are selectively controlled in units of rows. Analog signals output from... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100245648 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus: An imaging device includes a basic cell having two or more the pixels that share floating diffusion. The imaging device also includes a transistor shared by the two or more pixels in the basic cell and arranged on the outside of the two or more pixels. The imaging device further... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100245647 - Solid-state imaging device, driving method of solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a first chip including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a light sensing unit generating a signal charge responsive to an amount of received light, and a plurality of MOS transistors reading the signal charge generated by the light sensing unit and outputting the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100245644 - Variable dynamic range pixel sensor cell, design structure and method: A pixel sensor cell including a column circuit, a design structure for fabricating the pixel sensor cell including the column circuit and a method for operating the pixel sensor cell including the column circuit are predicated upon the measurement of multiple reference data point and signal data point pairs from... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100245650 - Imaging devices with components for reflecting optical data and associated methods of use and manufacture: The present disclosure is directed to imaging device, systems, and methods for collecting optical data for use with spectrometers. An imaging device configured in accordance with one aspect of the disclosure includes a lens configured to introduce light into the imaging device along an optical path, and an image sensor... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100245651 - Electronic apparatus, display control method, and program: An electronic apparatus includes an operation receiving unit configured to receive a selection operation for selecting, in a case where index images for allowing selection of content to be reproduced are displayed in list form on a display unit, an index image from among the index images displayed in list... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100245652 - Image playback apparatus and image display control method: An image playback apparatus has a recording section which records shot images, and a display section which displays the images. The apparatus includes a motion detection section which detects a motion applied to the image playback apparatus in a state where hold of the image playback apparatus is detected, and... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100245653 - Endoscope objective lens and method of assembly: A wide field video endoscope objective and method of assembly the objective including four groups with five lenses, a mechanical housing containing the entire image forming elements, a aperture stop, a centering member and a retainer sleeve. The centering member is at first centered over the photo sensitive area of... Agent: Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
20100245654 - Image pickup device, image reproducing device, and image pickup method: An image pickup device includes an image pickup unit including an n number of photodetectors and an n number of lenses, and outputting signals corresponding to the respective photodetectors, the lenses being provided in a one-to-one correspondence with the photodetectors and being provided so that light is incident upon only... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100245655 - Image capturing device and auto-focus method for the same: An image capturing device includes a taking lens, an image sensor, a driving device, an input device, and an auto-focus system. The input device is used for selecting a number of focus areas in a photographing area. The auto-focus system includes an auto-focus module, a calculating module, and a driving... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100245656 - Imaging device and focus detecting method: An imaging device includes an image pickup device having an arrangement of photoelectric converting units, the arrangement in which a plurality of pairs of photoelectric converting units are arranged along a predetermined direction, each pair of photoelectric converting units receiving light beams of a subject passing through partial areas in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100245657 - Focus position control apparatus and camera: A focus position control apparatus includes a lens for forming an image from light from a subject, an imaging element and an imaging controller for performing photoelectric conversion on the subject image, lights having at least two different wavelengths or wavelength bands, on an imaging plane to generate at least... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100245658 - Shutter for ccd imager: A CCD sensor has a shutter to prevent frame shift smear during transfer of an image from the image region to a store region. The CCD sensor has an extended dynamic range, because each integration is in two parts, the second part of which has a different sensitivity than the... Agent: Venable LLP
20100245659 - Battery cover structure and photographing apparatus including the same: Provided are a battery cover structure and a photographing apparatus including the same. The battery cover structure includes a frame in which an antenna connection unit is disposed, and a battery cover installed on the frame, wherein the battery cover includes an installing unit installed on the frame, a first... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100245660 - Camera: According to one embodiment, a camera includes a camera head, an optical unit, a camera control unit (CCU), a camera head-side connector, and a CCU-side connector. The camera head has an imaging element. The CCU has an image processing circuit that processes image information acquired by the imaging element therein.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100245662 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes a photoelectric conversion element package, a chassis member arranged at a position opposite a rear surface of the photoelectric conversion element package, a wiring member electrically connected to the photoelectric conversion element package. The wiring member has an opening that exposes the rear surface of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100245661 - Structure for fixing camera module on biodrive: Provided is a structure for fixing a camera module on a biodrive. The structure includes a socket fixed on a top surface of a printed circuit board (PCB) of the biodrive. The camera module is combined with the socket. A holder member is disposed over the camera module and covers... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100245664 - Device and method for adaptive blending motion compensation interpolation in frame rate up-conversion: An adaptive blending MCI method and device thereof are disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention. The adaptive blending MCI method uses adjacent four motion vectors to get the corresponding pixels, and uses linear interpolation equation to blend four pixels to reduce block artifacts. The method uses adaptive weighting... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100245663 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and transmitter apparatus having the same: A semiconductor integrated circuit (10D) for receiving a parallel data signal and a first clock signal and outputting a serial data signal and a second clock signal, wherein a first clock generation circuit (15) produces a third clock signal obtained by multiplying the first clock signal by X/Y. A second... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
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20100245666 - Subtitling stereographic imagery: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for subtitling stereoscopic imagery. The stereoscopic imagery consists of one or more stereo pairs of imagery which are stored on film, other physical means such as paper, or digitally and which when viewed or projected with appropriate systems, give the illusion of three-dimensional... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100245667 - Non-standalone tv pc: A TV includes a TV processor and a TV display and a PC includes a PC processor but no PC monitor. A HDMI link is established between the processors for conveying multimedia content from the PC to the TV for display thereof on the TV display. Also, a link such... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100245668 - Pc dock for tv: A computer dock communicates with a TV over a HDMI link and a USB and/or Ethernet link. The dock can include a keyboard and mouse and the user can select whether the keyboard/mouse signals are sent to the computer or the TV. The input devices of the computer in the... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100245669 - Technique for effectively utilizing limited bandwidth of a communications network to deliver programming content: To effectively utilize the bandwidth of a cable TV network, which is limited, analog TV program material is digitized and compressed before its transmission over the network. The resulting signals consume only part of the analog TV band traditionally needed for transmission of the analog TV program material. The newly... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100245671 - Apparatus and method for processing video signal: According to one embodiment, an MPEG noise reduction processing unit which performs a process of reducing a mosquito noise to a received video signal can be controlled in a setting state corresponding to a desired item selected on the setting screen in which the plural items to be set are... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100245670 - Systems and methods for adaptive spatio-temporal filtering for image and video upscaling, denoising and sharpening: A method for adaptive spatio-temporal filtering is disclosed. Local motion vectors between a current video frame and other nearby video frames are determined. Local motion-aligned temporal confidence parameters are determined. Local spatial orientation parameters are determined. The local motion vectors, the local motion-aligned temporal confidence parameters, and the local spatial... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20100245672 - Method and apparatus for image and video processing: The present invention relates to an image processing method. The method comprises a step of generating adaptive temporal filter coefficients. Then a recursive filter is applied at least once to an image frame using the generated temporal filter coefficients. The present invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100245673 - Illumination device: An illumination device comprising a display unit (1), and a display driver (3) adapted to receive a video signal (4) and to control a video output of said display unit based on said video signal, comprising an illuminator unit (2) comprising a plurality of additional light emitting elements, and a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards
20100245674 - Interpolation frame generation apparatus, interpolation frame generation method, and broadcast receiving apparatus: According to one embodiment, an interpolation frame generation apparatus generates an interpolation frame image to be inserted between continuous frame images. The interpolation frame generation apparatus includes a motion vector detection module and a generation module. The motion vector detection module is configured to execute block matching processing in each... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100245675 - Method and system for video parameter analysis and transmission: A system for analyzing video signals generated by an imaging modality is disclosed. The system includes a video signal input port to which a signal output of the imaging modality being can be connected. Additionally, there is a central processor that includes an analog input module, a signal analysis module,... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100245676 - Radio vision electronic network / analog output / viewing system: A system and method bringing video to commercial FM and video to Sub-Carrier Authorization programming, the system would make use of a Double Sideband Suppress Carrier SCA frequency at 67 kHz, modulated by a Slow San Video Converter for providing minute by minute snap shots of video related to the... Agent: Keith Jones (jabari)
20100245677 - Receiving apparatus, receiving method, program, and receiving system: A receiving apparatus includes: a deinterleaving device configured to perform a deinterleaving process on an LDPC-coded data signal having undergone an interleaving process, the LDPC representing Low Density Parity Check, by use of a memory which has columns capable of storing as many as “a” data, the “a” being an... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100245678 - Television apparatus: A television apparatus including a register for storing a plurality of events, each event indicating both a time and an operation to be conducted by the television apparatus at that time, a power supply operable to power the television apparatus selectively in a powered-up state or a standby state and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100245679 - Active matrix substrate, liquid crystal panel, television receiver, method for producing liquid crystal panel: An active matrix substrate includes: storage capacitor line extended sections 118ax, 118qx, etc. each extending from a position on a storage capacitor line between (i) an intersection with one of two adjacent data signal lines 15 and 15q and (ii) an intersection with the other one of the two data... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100245681 - Internet browsing from a television: A system for automatically using internet information which is contained within a commercial on an entertainment medium e.g. television. The system determines information indicative of the web address. This can be done automatically by optical character recognition or by storing information indicative of the web address in an interval of... Agent: Scott C Harris Law Office Of Scott C Harris, Inc
20100245680 - Television operation method: A television operation method whereby a desired content screen can be easily shown on a TV receiver by control operation on the display of a remote terminal. When the TV display of the TV receiver shows a received program screen and the remote display of the remote terminal shows another... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100245682 - Lighting device for display device, display device and television receiver: A lighting device for a display device of the present invention includes a plurality of light sources 17, a power source 170, a plurality of connecting terminals 152 and balance coils 56. The power source 170 supplies driving power to the light sources 17. The connecting terminals 152 are capable... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100245683 - Data interface for an optical device: An optical device includes an array of optical elements located over a package substrate. A controller is also located over the package substrate. The controller is operable to control an operational state of the array in response to an optical signal detected by an optical receiver.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100245685 - Projection type table display: In the usage of table projection of a projection type display, depending upon a sitting position of a participant of a conference, the participant views an image projected upon a table as an inversion image turned upside down, resulting in poor visual recognition. In order to improve visual recognition, images... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100245684 - Resolution scalable view projection: A projection system uses a transformation matrix to transform a projection image p in such a manner so as to compensate for surface irregularities on a projection surface. The transformation matrix makes use of properties of light transport relating a projector to a camera. If the resolution a camera is... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20100245686 - System and method for modular led illumination: The present invention is directed to an illumination system of a video unit. In an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the illumination system comprises a module comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) adapted to emit light. The illumination system further includes a plurality of lens elements disposed... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100245687 - Control device and projector: A control device controlling a display device which has an image forming area containing plural pixels to form an image on the image forming area according to inputted image information, includes: a memory unit which stores input/output characteristics measured at plural points on the image forming area in advance and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100238262 - Automated videography systems: A method of automated videography, in which video images of at least one subject in a local environment are acquired using an automated videography system to capture video images using one or more cameras during a videography event of one or more video scenes; applying current video capture settings which... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff
20100238263 - Systems for performing visual collaboration between remotely situated participants: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to visual-collaborative systems enabling geographically distributed groups to engage in face-to-face, interactive collaborative video conferences. In one aspect, a visual-collaborative system comprises a transparent display (402) having a first surface (410) and a second surface (412); and a camera system positioned to face... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100238264 - Three dimensional video communication terminal, system, and method: A 3D video communication terminal, system, and method are disclosed. The terminal includes a transmitting device, a receiving device, in which the transmitting device includes a camera and image processing unit, an encoding unit and a transmitting unit; the receiving device includes a receiving unit, a decoding unit, a restructuring... Agent: Huawei/bhgl
20100238265 - Telepresence systems and methods therefore: A telepresence system enhances the perception of presence of a remote person involved in a video conference. The system preferably has a two-way mirror, which is between the observer and the display device, positioned at an angle to reflect a backdrop surface. The backdrop surface may or may not appear... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100238266 - Generative models for constructing panoramas from an image sequence: A simplified general model and an associated estimation algorithm is provided for modeling visual data such as a video sequence. Specifically, images or frames in a video sequence are represented as collections of flat moving objects that change their appearance and shape over time, and can occlude each other over... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100238268 - Digital video coding: Analysis of digitally encoded videos is disclosed. A method comprises: calculating pixelwise errors between each block and its search area that are mapped to an equal size; collecting the errors into a memory; and analyzing a three-dimensional surface formed by the errors collected into the memory in order to define... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100238267 - System and method for combining text with three dimensional content: A system and method for combining and/or displaying text with three-dimensional content. The system and method inserts text at the same level as the highest depth value in the 3D content. One example of 3D content is a two-dimensional image and an associated depth map. In this case, the depth... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100238269 - System and method for tridimensional cartography of a structural surface: System and method for tridimensional cartography of a structural surface. Two wires are extended in front and along the structural surface so as to define a reference surface. A measuring unit comprising a laser arrangement and a camera is moved in front of the structural surface so as to progressively... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20100238270 - Endoscopic apparatus and method for producing via a holographic optical element an autostereoscopic 3-d image: Apparati and methods for generating a three-dimensionally perceived image from a stereo endoscope by at least one viewer include an autostereoscopic display having a left projector and a right projector that project corresponding left and right images received from corresponding left and right cameras of a stereo endoscope through a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100238271 - Sensing apparatus and method for detecting a three-dimensional physical shape of a body: A sensing device having a sensing arrangement with a sensing end (32) for coming into contact with a surface to be scanned of a body (26), a camera (30), and a connecting device (34) for rigidly connecting the camera with the sensing end, the camera being arranged such that it... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100238272 - Stereo camera with automatic control of interocular distance: There is disclosed stereographic camera system including a left and a right camera including respective lenses, plural mechanisms to synchronously set a focal length of the lenses, to synchronously set a focal distance of the lenses, to set a convergence angle between the left and right cameras, and to set... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100238273 - Three-dimensional image capture system for subjects: Apparatus to capture three-dimensional images of a subject selected from the group consisting of an animate object, an inanimate object, a human, an animal, a biological mass or a portion of a subject comprises a plurality of image capturing device modules, each module comprises a plurality of image-capturing devices; and... Agent: Donald J Lenkszus
20100238274 - Method of displaying three-dimensional image data and an apparatus of processing three-dimensional image data: A method is provided that includes receiving a three-dimensional (3D) image signal, generating image data from the 3D image signal, wherein said image data includes a plurality of left image data and a plurality of right image data, configuring the generated 3D image data to a 3D format, wherein the... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100238276 - Apparatus for displaying a stereoscopic image: An elemental image display has a pixel plane on which pixels are aligned with a matrix shape. A lens array has a plurality of birefringence lens aligned with an array shape. Each birefringence lens has an isotropy. A plurality of electrodes is placed between the elemental image display and the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100238275 - Method for shortening or lengthening a viewing distance between a viewer and an arrangement for spatially perceptible display: The invention relates to the field of spatial representation, in particular to the spatially perceptible representation without auxiliary means for a plurality of observers at a time, the so-called autostereoscopic visualization. It is the object of the invention to create a possibility for autostereoscopic representation, allowing an adjustment of the... Agent: James F Mclaughlin
20100238277 - Stereoscopic display device: A stereoscopic display device includes: a display panel having a display screen on which two-dimensional image is displayed, and configured to polarize image light of the image-displaying into a particular polarization direction; and a lens array element disposed to oppose the display screen of the display panel, and having a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100238278 - Videoendoscopy system: The invention relates to a videoendoscopic system comprising a videoendoscopic equipment unit comprising an image sensor and a video processing circuit linked to the image sensor, and configured to supply synchronization signals and direct voltages, necessary to the operation of the video processing circuit and the image sensor, supply a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100238280 - Apparatus for manipulating vehicular devices: The present invention provides an apparatus for manipulating vehicular devices. In preferred embodiments, the apparatus described by the present invention includes a manipulator checking unit, a photographing unit, a plurality of image display units, a line of sight detection unit, a line of sight region determination unit, and a display... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100238279 - Diagnostic camera and attachment for the implementation thereof: An attachment (40, 40a, 40b) for a diagnostic (10) comprises a coupling section (42) configured for the detachable connection to a head region (14) of a diagnostic camera (10), and a dimensionally stable spacer (44) that is connected to said section and has a free end section (46).... Agent: Lempia Braidwood LLC
20100238281 - Inspection device of plugged honeycomb structure and inspection method of plugged honeycomb structure: There is disclosed an inspection device of a plugged honeycomb structure in which a plugged honeycomb structure is an inspection target, and the inspection device comprises a light source which illuminates one end face of the plugged honeycomb structure as the inspection target; a camera-side lens which condenses light emitted... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100238284 - Inspection method of honeycomb structure: An inspection method of a honeycomb structure comprises the steps of illuminating one end face 15 of a honeycomb structure 11 as an inspection target by a light source 1; condensing, by a condensing lens 2 as a lens having an angle of view, light which is emitted from the... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100238283 - Lane departure warning method and system using virtual lane-dividing line: The present invention relates to a lane departure warning system and method, which use a virtual lane-dividing line generated using lane width information that is calculated using previously detected lane-dividing lines even when it is difficult to detect a lane-dividing line according to the weather, illuminance, road surface conditions, etc.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100238282 - Matrix lighting system, particularly of the scialytic type, method for controlling such lighting and method for calibrating a camera fitted on said system: The matrix lighting system comprises an array of lighting sources that are activated by a power supply system provided with a processing means. It also comprises at least one camera and an object having marks characterizing the position and the orientation of the object in space, an area to be... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100238286 - Data processing apparatus: Data processing apparatus comprising a video data receiver configured to receive video data, and an audio data receiver configured to receive audio data. The apparatus further comprises an alarm engine configured to analyse said received video and audio data and generate an alarm signal based on an output signal generated... Agent: Fogg & Powers LLC
20100238285 - Identifying spatial locations of events within video image data: An invention for identifying a spatial location of an event within video image data is provided. In one embodiment, there is a spatial representation tool, including a compression component configured to receive trajectory data of an event within video image data, and generate a set of compressed spatial representation of... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100238287 - System and method for fractionation of a centrifuged sample: The present invention relates generally to a fractionator for collecting at least one of a plurality of segregated components from a segregated sample disposed in a sample tube. The fractionator has a head with a head surface at its forward end. The head may be configured to form a slideable... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
20100238290 - Drive over vehicle inspection systems and methods: In accordance with exemplary embodiments, the present invention is a drive over vehicle inspection system comprising a camera and a speed sensor configured to detect variations in the spatial relationship with the vehicle's undercarriage as the vehicle is driven over the device. In exemplary embodiments, the speed sensor is in... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100238292 - Exterior mirror for vehicle: To facilitate discrimination of a curb, a gutter or the like by using an infrared illuminating device and an infrared-sensitive image pickup device mounted on an exterior mirror of a vehicle when the vehicle is pulled over to a shoulder at night. Two illuminating devices having optical axes oriented downward... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100238289 - In-car audio/video recording rearview mirror assembly: An in-car audio/video recording rearview mirror assembly is provided for recording the behaviors of the driver and passengers inside a car. The in-car audio/video recording rearview mirror assembly includes a rearview mirror enclosure and a digital monitoring system. The digital monitoring system is set inside the rearview mirror enclosure, which... Agent: Leong C Lei
20100238288 - Method and apparatus for protecting troops: A method and apparatus for protecting the troops when they exit an armored vehicle is provided by utilizing the universal tail light assembly and providing the assembly with wide field-of-view cameras and other sensors, with screens or displays located within the vehicle to provide situational awareness of the rear of... Agent: Bae Systems
20100238291 - Method as well as device for determining the position and alignment of a camera of a driver-assistance system of a vehicle relative to the vehicle: A method for determining the position and the alignment of a camera of a driver-assistance system of a vehicle relative to the vehicle includes the following steps of recording at least one mark of a measuring target affixed on the left wheel of the rear axle, and at least one... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100238293 - Graphical power meter for consumer televisions: A graphical power meter involving a device for measuring, in real time, an internal power consumption value corresponding to power being consumed by an electronic device; and a device for displaying a graphical representation of the real-time internal power consumption value from the measuring device to a consumer.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100238295 - Infrared solid-state imaging device: A thermal infrared solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array having pixels diodes, a vertical power supply line connected to horizontal drive lines and commonly connecting the horizontal drive lines, integrating circuits for integrating voltages at the ends of the vertical signal lines for a predetermined integration time, and current... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100238294 - Method of processing an infrared image, infrared image capturing system and computer readable medium: A system and method for processing an infrared image. The infrared image is processed to provide a background portion of the infrared image and a detail portion of the infrared image. The background portion and/or the detail portion is scaled to provide a level of the detail portion relative to... Agent: Venable LLP
20100238296 - Mobile object image tracking apparatus: A mobile object image tracking apparatus includes: a base; a first gimbal; a second gimbal; an image guiding passage configured to guide an image received through an input opening portion of the second gimbal to the base; an image capturing device; an angle sensor; a tracking error detector configured to... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100238297 - Method and apparatus for compensation for skew in video signals: A system for compensating for skew in a color video signal transmitted by a cable having multiple conductors is described. A test pulse signal (e.g. a 2 MHz signal) is inserted into the color components (e.g. RGB) of the video signal during time periods in each frame when the RGB... Agent: Chen Yoshimura LLP Attention Ying Chen
20100238298 - Metric and self-calibration for an automatic, surveillance-based change detection system operating on noisy imagery: Self-calibrating an automatic, surveillance-based change detection system operating on noisy imagery comprises detecting a first image co-registered with a second image, wherein the first image and the second image each comprise pixels of a noisy image of a scene; detecting the second image co-registered with the first image, wherein co-registration... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i
20100238299 - Display characteristic feedback loop: A system and method for remotely monitoring and transmitting optical data for an electronic display to a user. A color light sensor is placed in front of the viewable area of an electronic display and is used to measure various optical properties to determine if the display is functioning properly.... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20100238300 - Color control apparatus, method for creating color control system, and method for creating color reproduction apparatus: A color control apparatus includes an image-capture-data-obtaining unit that obtains image-capture data for a predetermined target by subjecting the predetermined target to image capturing; a colorimetric-data-obtaining unit that obtains colorimetric data for the predetermined target by subjecting the predetermined target to colorimetry; a first conversion unit that performs a first... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100238301 - Color controlling device, method of generating color controlling method, and method of generating color reproducing device: Provided is a color controlling device, including a captured image data acquiring section that acquires captured image data obtained by capturing a plurality of targets, a color measuring section that acquires color measurement data obtained by measuring the colors of a plurality of targets, a first converting section that performs... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100238303 - Systems and methods for memorializing a viewer's viewing experience: Systems and methods of memorializing a viewer's viewing experience are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment presents a program stream to the viewer, detects an occurrence of one of a plurality of event capture triggers, captures at least one image of the viewer in response to detecting the event capture trigger, and... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham PLLC
20100238302 - Print instruction apparatus and printing system: A print instruction apparatus is connected to a storage medium where an image file having image data contained therein is stored, and instructs a printing device to print an image selected by a user using a given communication standard. In the print instruction apparatus, when a set file in which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100238304 - Digital camera for recording still image with speech: An image pickup method includes determining a start timing and an end timing of obtaining the speech to have a photographing timing of the still image taken by the image pickup unit therebetween, in accordance with a period in which the speech stored in the temporary speech storing unit satisfies... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100238305 - Apparatus for the evaluation of polynomials: Evaluation of multi-dimensional high order polynomials at high speed requires complex computing resources. This invention comprises a computing apparatus which allows the efficient and high speed calculation of such polynomials with a relatively simple computing resource. The computing resource consists entirely of adders and latches. There are no multipliers. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100238307 - Handshake correction apparatus of photographing apparatus: Disclosed is a handshake correction apparatus of a photographing apparatus. The handshake correction apparatus includes a lens support plate that supports a correction lens and operates in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis; a base that supports the lens support plate to be movable; and magnets and driving coils... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100238306 - Image capturing device with shake compensation: An image capturing device includes a housing, a camera module, a motion detector and a driving module. The housing defines a receiving cavity therein. The camera module is flexibly received in the receiving cavity. The motion detector is fixedly positioned on the camera module and is configured for detecting a... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100238308 - Electronic device with image stabilization mechanism: An exemplary electronic device includes a housing, a lens module, a light source, an image sensor module, and an image processor. The lens module is received in the housing and used to receive light from an object. The light source is configured for projecting a light beam to the object,... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100238309 - Handheld article with movement discrimination: A digital camera 10 has a pair of angular rate-sensing gyroscopic sensors 130 with mutually perpendicular axes and an electronic circuit 120 responsive to the sensor output signals to discriminate between voluntary and involuntary movements of the article as a function of the number of zero crossings per unit time... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100238310 - Imaging apparatus and drive method of solid-state imaging device: An imaging apparatus has a plurality of pixel sections. Each of the pixel sections contains a photoelectric conversion section, a floating diffusion layer FD for storing a charge and a transistor MT containing a gate electrode CG and a floating gate FG. The imaging apparatus includes a transistor LT being... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100238314 - Image capture and display device: A display device for capturing and displaying images along a single optical axis, having an image capture device for capturing the objective image through the display panel when the display device is in a second transmissive state; an image supply source for providing an image to a display panel when... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100238315 - Image capture apparatus and image capture method in which an image is processed by a plurality of image processing devices: An image capture system is provided that increases processing speed after an image is captured and also increases the rate at which data is read from an image capture device during a shooting sequence. The image capture system includes an image capture device for capturing an object image and converting... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100238312 - Image sensor having output of integral image: An image sensor having an output of an integral image is provided. The image sensor includes a pixel circuit, a line accumulator, and a volume accumulator. The pixel circuit includes a plurality of pixels for capturing pixel values of the pixels. The line accumulator is used for accumulating the pixel... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100238313 - Imaging apparatus and method, and program: An imaging unit 432 receives light from a lens 431 and images an imaging image; an extracting unit 435 extracts an extracted image which is an image having a different size from the imaging image and which includes a subject having a high degree of focus; a synthesizing unit 436... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100238311 - Imaging device: An imaging device for forming an image of a sample object includes an optical device and a processing unit. The optical device captures a Fourier spectrum of an object. The processing unit is arranged for processing the Fourier spectrum from the optical device and is adapted for determining the image... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100238316 - Apparatus and method for classifying images: An image classification apparatus and method for Automatic White Balance (AWB) are provided. An input image is divided into blocks including pluralities of pixels. A hue value and a chroma value are calculated for each of the blocks. A color-changed block is detected by calculating, for each one of the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100238317 - White balance processing apparatus, method for processing white balance, and white balance processing program: A white balance processing apparatus including: an image data obtaining unit for obtaining image data on the basis of a photographed image; a light source condition determination unit for determining a condition of a light source in imaging as an outdoor light source in the case where subject luminance of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100238320 - Image processing apparatus, image taking apparatus and program: An image processing apparatus, which obtains a synthesized image whose exposure is corrected by synthesizing a first image and a second image, is disclosed. The image processing apparatus comprises a detection section which detects an amount of displacement of the second image with respect to the first image which is... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100238318 - Multi-band image photographing method and apparatus, and program for executing the method: The multi-band image photographing method and apparatus photograph a subject by dividing a photographing wavelength region into plural bands and obtain spectral images of the subject corresponding to the respective divided plural bands. The method and apparatus detect a sensitivity balance among the respective plural bands from photographing data of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100238319 - Multi-band image photographing method and apparatus, and program for executing the method: The multi-band image photographing method and apparatus photograph a subject by dividing a photographing wavelength region into plural bands and obtain spectral images of the subject corresponding to the respective divided plural bands. The method and apparatus detect a sensitivity balance among the respective plural bands from photographing data of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100238321 - Camera body, interchangeable lens unit, and camera system: A camera body 3 includes a cross control key 27 and a body microcomputer 10. The body microcomputer 10 can acquire lens information related to an interchangeable lens unit 2 from the interchangeable lens unit 2. The body microcomputer 10 decides whether or not the interchangeable lens unit 2 is... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100238322 - Information processing apparatus and method for operating same: When the power supply is turned on, the value of a mode flag first is set to 0, the mode flag is evaluated, and processing of the record mode is executed. In the record mode, charging processing of the strobe is performed for a specified interval of time, and the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100238324 - Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method and storage medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus for displaying a live view image obtained by implementing special effect processing on an image data on a monitor comprises an image processing unit that implements a plurality of types of special effect processing on the image data to generate a plurality of sets of special... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100238325 - Image processor and recording medium: A camera device 100 comprises a CPU 13, a characteristic area specifier 8d, and a combine subunit 8f. CPU 13 detects a command to combine a background image and a foreground image. In response to detection of the command by CPU 13, the characteristic area specifier 8d specifies a foreground... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100238323 - Voice-controlled image editing: A device captures an image of an object, records audio associated with the object, and determines, when the object is a person, a location of the person's head in the captured image. The device also translates the audio into text, creates a speech balloon that includes the text, and positions... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20100238326 - Zoom system for an optical stereo device: A zoom system (10) for an optical stereo device is provided. The zoom system (10) comprises a front plate (30) and a lens plate (60) disposed in a fixed spatial relationship and defining two optical paths within the zoom system (10). The zoom system further comprises a zoom plate (40)... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100238327 - Dual sensor camera: A dual sensor camera that uses two aligned sensors each having a separate lens of different focal length but the same f-number. The wider FOV image from one sensor is combined with the narrower FOV image from the other sensor to form a combined image. Up-sampling of the wide FOV... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100238328 - Anti-aliasing spatial filter system: A sensor module for an image capture device including an image sensor and a filter system, the image capture device having a high resolution mode of operation and one or more lower resolution modes of operation; the filter system includes an adjustable spatial filter associated with the optical path of... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100238329 - Color conversion coefficient calculation apparatus, computer readable recording medium for recording color conversion coefficient calculation program, and color conversion coefficient calculation method: A color conversion coefficient calculation apparatus includes: a conversion coefficient calculation section that calculates, as a color conversion coefficient for converting a first color signal made up of a plurality of chrominance signals into a second color signal made up of a plurality of chrominance signals, a color conversion coefficient... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100238330 - Solid-state imaging device, signal processing method thereof and image capturing apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a color filter array based on a checkered pattern array and in which two pixels adjacent to each other in at least one of upper/lower and right/left directions have the same color. The color filter array is a color filter array in which a spatial... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100238331 - Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A semiconductor device is provided as a back-illuminated solid-state imaging device. The device is manufactured by bonding a first semiconductor wafer with a pixel array in a half-finished product state and a second semiconductor wafer with a logic circuit in a half-finished product state together, making the first semiconductor wafer... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100238333 - Photoelectric conversion device and image sensing system: This invention discloses a photoelectric conversion device. The photoelectric conversion device includes a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arrayed in a row direction and a column direction, a plurality of readout circuits which read out signals from pixels for respective columns in the pixel array, and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100238332 - Solid-state imaging device, driving method thereof, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes plural pixels, in which each pixel includes: a transfer transistor that transfers electric charge from a photoelectric conversion section to a floating diffusion section; a reset transistor that resets the floating diffusion section; a amplifying transistor that... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100238334 - Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, method of driving the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels, each of which includes a photoelectric converter section formed on a first substrate to generate and accumulate signal charges corresponding to incident light, a charge accumulation capacitor section formed on the first substrate or a second substrate to temporarily hold the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100238335 - Clamp circuit and solid-state image sensing device having the same: A clamp circuit includes a clamp circuit which limits an output of a source follower circuit, includes a first Nch transistor, a first constant current source connected between ground and the output terminal, a second Nch transistor having a gate that receives a bias voltage and a source connected to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100238339 - Image signal processing device and method: When a method or apparatus of assuring simultaneous exposure, such as a mechanical shutter, is not provided with a MOS imaging sensor, moving subjects are distorted with a MOS image sensor when capturing a still image of a fast-moving subject because imaging and reading are not simultaneous across the MOS... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100238337 - Modular pico projection wall: A display system includes a laser projector that projects light onto a the back of a screen, a sensor that detects light reflected from the back of the screen, a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor controlling light projected from the laser projector based on data regarding the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100238336 - Power-supply-noise cancelling circuit and solid-state imaging device: A power supply voltage containing a noise component is supplied to each pixel at the time of sampling of a reset level of a signal read out from each pixel, and a power supply voltage in which the noise component is suppressed is supplied to each pixel at the time... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100238338 - Solid state imaging device, imaging apparatus and method of driving solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device includes: a photoelectric converting portion that is formed in a semiconductor substrate and serves to generate an electric charge depending on an incident light; a floating gate that stores the electric charge generated in the photoelectric converting portion; and a transistor that have a control... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100238340 - Solid-state image pickup element including a thinning method to discharge unnecessary image data: In a case where a thinning operation is implemented at the point when signal charges are read out from each of pixels to thin out pixel information by lines (row), the thinning may be performed only in the vertical direction, but not in the horizontal direction. In an all-pixel-read-out type... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100238341 - Image capture and display device: A display device for capturing and displaying images along a single optical axis, having an image capture device for capturing the objective image through the display panel when the display device is in a second transmissive state; an image supply source for providing an image to a display panel when... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100238343 - Image pickup apparatus and signal processor: An image pickup apparatus a camera 100 includes an image pickup element 105 including a plurality of imaging pixels 106 which perform a photoelectric conversion of an image formed by a light beam from an image pickup optical system and a plurality of focus detection pixels 107 which perform a... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100238342 - Method, an apparatus and a computer readable storage medium for controlling an assist light during image capturing process: Digital photographing devices traditionally comprise an assist light that illuminates the object being photographed in low light conditions The solution concerns a method comprising exposing an image frame comprising a window of interest; performing an autofocus for the window of interest; and controlling an assist light for the autofocus according... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100238344 - Electronic device having a camera flash redirector: An electronic camera device has an imaging sensor to capture an image of a scene, a flash to illuminate the scene for capture by the sensor, and an evaluator to detect a condition in the scene. A redirector shifts the peak of a spatial energy profile of light from the... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100238345 - Adjustable control for an inertial stabilizer: A handle assembly connects to a support assembly of an inertial stabilizer. The handle assembly comprises a handle grip, a multi-axis joint that allows the handle grip to move relative to the support assembly about two or more axes of rotation, and an adjustable friction control that allows a user... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20100238346 - Compact imaging device: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an imaging device having a small form factor.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20100238347 - Video compression system: A video compression system is disclosed that is optimized to take advantage of the types of redundancies typically occurring on computer screens and the types of video loss acceptable to real time interactive computer users. It automatically adapts to a wide variety of changing network bandwidth conditions and can accommodate... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20100238348 - Image processing method and circuit: An image processing circuit includes a de-interlace circuit, a motion interpolation circuit and a frame processing circuit. The image processing circuit receives a first field and a second field respectively from two successive film frames. A plurality of block motion vectors are calculated according to the first field and the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100238349 - Image display apparatus and frequency adjustment method thereof: A format of an inputted video signal is estimated to be based on the total number of vertical lines, and a frequency dividing ratio of a PLL unit is provisionally set at a predetermined value corresponding to the estimated format. Next, the frequency dividing ratio is calculated so that a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100238350 - Deriving video signatures that are insensitive to picture modification and frame-rate conversion: A signature that can be used to identify video content in a series of video frames is generated by first calculating the average and variance of picture elements in a low-resolution composite image that represents a temporal and spatial composite of the video content in the series of frames. The... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100238351 - Scene recognition methods for virtual insertions: A method of adding a virtual insertion to an image, according to an embodiment, includes extracting dynamic features from an input image, associating the dynamic extracted features with dynamic reference features in a reference feature database, generating a camera model based on the associations, mixing a virtual insertion into the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100238352 - System and method for displaying multiple images/videos on a single display: A system and method for displaying multiple images on a single display. A plurality of unique video sources may be provided where each video source provides video frames having a plurality of vertical lines. A portion of the vertical lines are captured for each video source and transmitted to the... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20100238353 - Automatic film grain adjustment: An inventive method obtaining film grains from a picture and processing the obtained film grains using a statistical distribution to determine new film grains. Preferably, a histogram of obtained film grain is subjected to the statistical distribution, which can be a normal distribution. Parameters of the normal distribution are controlled... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100238355 - Method and apparatus for line based vertical motion estimation and compensation: The present invention is related to line based vertical motion estimation and vertical motion compensation in consecutive frames of a motion picture, wherein the picture is divided in at least one region, and wherein: in a first summation luminance values for each line of the at least one region of... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100238354 - Method and system for adaptive noise reduction filtering: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and method for noise filtering in a video signal. The method includes dividing at least a portion of a frame into pixel groups and identifying a group as a first-type pixel group, possibly relating to a large change such as motion... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100238356 - Video signal processing method and apparatus: Low frequency components are extracted from a video signal for pixels in a specific area of an image carried by the signal. The low frequency components are allocated, based on luminance components of the signal, to gradations ranging from maximum to minimum levels exhibited by the luminance components, luminance histogram... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100238357 - Audio/video signal processor: An audio/video signal processor is provided and includes a first chip, a bus, and a second chip. The first chip comprises receives at least one input signal with display and sound information through at least one I/O interface and converts the input signal to generate a converted signal. The bus... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100238358 - Adjacent channel power scan: A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining the presence of adjacent channel interference. Received digital signals are processed to detect the existence of strong channels adjacent to the channel of interest and control signals may be generated based on the detection of strong adjacent channels. The control signals are... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Amd
20100238359 - Display device and television receiver: The display device 10 of the present invention includes a display panel 11 and a backlight device 12 for supplying light to the display panel 11. The backlight device 12 includes a light source 17 and a light reflecting member 20 arranged on a opposite side from a light emitting... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100238360 - Radio tuning device through a cable: A radio tuning device through a cable includes an emitter and receivers. The emitter can be embedded in a wall and includes first tuning units. Each receiver is an advanced TV tuner to replace an original TV tuner; as a digital broadcast TV received by an original TV set through... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100238362 - Entertainment system for use during the operation of a magnetic resonance imaging device: An entertainment system for use with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device that includes video glasses and headphones. A Faraday shield encloses the entertainment system to reduce adequately RF signals from entering or leaving the entertainment system. The entertainment system may have non-ferromagnetic RF low-pass filters between parts of the... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
20100238361 - Sound signal processing circuit: A first band-pass filter extracts, from a first sound intermediate frequency signal, a signal having a frequency in the vicinity of a center frequency of the first sound intermediate frequency signal. Then, a mixer down converts a signal extracted by the first band-pass filter to a second sound intermediate frequency... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100238363 - Image display apparatus, image display method, and image display program embodied on computer readable medium: In order to display an image that reflects the intents of viewers who see a displayed image, a projector includes a display control portion to output an image for display, a message reception portion to receive a message from one or more computers connected to be able to communicate, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100238364 - Modular led illumination system and method: The present invention is directed to an illumination system. The illumination system comprises a plurality of modules such that each module comprises a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) adapted to emit light. The illumination system further comprises a plurality of lens elements disposed subsequent to the LEDs. Further, a... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100231685 - Television conference apparatus, method of controlling television conference, and computer-readable medium storing control program executable on television conference apparatus: A television conference apparatus that transmits display data to a plurality of terminals includes a first receiving device that receives terminal-specific data, a first display data creation device that creates first display data, a second receiving device that receives position information, a second display data creation device that creates second... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100231687 - System and method for capturing, combining and displaying 360-degree \"panoramic\" or \"spherical\" digital pictures, images and/or videos, along with traditional directional digital images and videos of a site, including a site audit, or a location, building: One embodiment of a system and method for using a 360-degree panoramic camera or 360-degree panoramic video camera for capturing images of a site, location or object, including site audits, may include using such camera at various prescribed heights and locations in conjunction with a processing unit configured to display... Agent: David Amory
20100231686 - Wide angle optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same: where d2 is the thickness of the first lens on the optical axis, d3 is a space distance between the first and second lenses on the optical axis, f is a focal length of the whole of the wide angle optical system, and f3 is a focal length of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100231688 - Method and apparatus for block-based depth map coding and 3d video coding method using the same: Provided are a block-based depth map coding method and apparatus and a 3D video coding method using the same. The depth map coding method decodes a received bitstream in units of blocks of a predetermined size using a bitplane decoding method to reconstruct a depth map. For example, the depth... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100231689 - Efficient encoding of multiple views: A new method of encoding multiple view image information into an image signal (200) is described, comprising: adding to the image signal (200) a first image (220) of pixel values representing one or more objects (110, 112) captured by a first camera (101);—adding to the image signal (200) a map... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100231690 - Model display method for three-dimensional optical sensor and three-dimensional optical sensor: The degree of accuracy and the recognition result of a three-dimensional model can be easily, visually confirmed. After a three-dimensional model of a workpiece to be recognized is generated, this three-dimensional model is used to execute a recognition test on three-dimensional information of an actual model of the workpiece. Then,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100231691 - Osmu (one source multi use)-type stereoscopic camera and method of making stereoscopic video content thereof: A one source multi use (OSMU)-type stereoscopic camera is disclosed. The stereoscopic camera includes left and right cameras of which lenses are aligned with parallel optical axes, a separation adjustment unit for adjusting the separation between the cameras, a critical parallax computing unit, a camera separation computing unit, and an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100231692 - System and method for performing motion capture and image reconstruction with transparent makeup: A system and method are described for performing motion capture on a subject using transparent makeup, paint, dye or ink that is visible to certain cameras, but invisible to other cameras. For example, a system according to one embodiment of the invention comprises the application of makeup, paint, dye or... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100231694 - Lighting apparatus: A lighting control device includes: an irradiation light generation unit that receives an irradiation light signal; coating correcting means for correcting the irradiation light signal so that an irradiation target object can be coated with irradiation light; and an irradiation light projection unit that projects the irradiation light by using... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100231695 - Noise immune optical encoder for high ambient light projection imaging systems: A 3D stereographic projection apparatus comprises an input for receiving stereographic image data that includes sync signals corresponding to image streams in the image data. A digital light projector projects the stereographic image data. A motor driven rotating filter has a marker disposed thereon positioned in the path of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Richard Lau
20100231693 - Stereoscopic exit pupil expander display: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for providing a stereoscopic display in electronic devices with a diffractive exit pupil expander using sequentially switching between right and left images of one display (e.g., microdisplay). An optical delivery system can provide a sequential left and right image of... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100231696 - 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
20100231697 - Image display apparatus, image display observation system, and image display method: There is provided an image display apparatus including a signal control unit for receiving an input of an image signal, and converting to a signal for alternately displaying a right eye image and a left eye image, a display panel, input with the signal converted by the control unit, for... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100231698 - Image display apparatus, image display observation system, and image display method: There is provided an image display apparatus including a signal control unit for receiving an input of an image signal, and converting to a signal for alternately displaying a right eye image and a left eye image, a display panel, input with the signal converted by the signal control unit,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100231699 - 3d video screen with polarized panel: Screens for three-dimensional (3D) viewing are described that can include a plurality of light sources used as a video screen in conjunction with a switching polarization filter or panel. The polarization panel can be used to synchronize the left and right views interleaved on the screen. Separate left and right... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery
20100231700 - 3d screen with modular polarized pixels: Modular light source are described with polarized states and a video screen including a matrix of the modular light sources. Each modular light source may constitute a pixel of the screen. Each pixel may be controlled to emit light in a polarized state. As a result, the screen may generate... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery
20100231701 - 3d stereoscopic display system for large format led displays: A three dimensional (3D) stereoscopic display system using large format light emitting diodes (LEDs) for displaying 3D image content. The apparatus comprises a grid of LEDs covered by two sheets of polarizing material, a first sheet of polarizing material for polarizing a first subset of the LEDs to form a... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20100231702 - Image pickup device and endoscope provided with image pickup device: An image pickup device mounted at a distal end portion of an endoscope is provided that can make joining work more efficient and simplified, improve maintenance performance and reduce the size and diameter. A distal end portion 44 of an endoscope is provided with an objective optical system 54, a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100231703 - Method and system for digitizing a specimen with fluorescent target points: The present invention relates to a method and an automated fluorescent imaging system for digitizing a specimen with fluorescent target points on a microscope slide. The method uses the fluorescence microscope system for detecting and scanning said fluorescent target points. The method comprises the steps of marking the position of... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC
20100231704 - Method and apparatus for a web inspection system: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for a web inspection system. In one embodiment, the present invention is a web inspection system including a web moving unit moving a web of material, a camera positioned adjacent the web moving unit, the camera configured to be in an... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20100231705 - Aircraft landing assistance: Enhanced vision system for assisting aircraft piloting, the system including a line-of-sight detector for determining the line-of-sight of the pilot of the aircraft, a head mounted display (HMD) worn by the pilot, and a processor which receives the determined line-of-sight from the line-of-sight detector, receives a spatial image of the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100231706 - storage medium for storing a signal having successive images for subsequent playback and a method for forming such a signal for storage on such a storage medium: A method of (1) navigating a camera with both translatory movements and attitudinal movements while capturing successive images in an object space and at the same time sensing the translatory and attitudinal movements of the camera with respect to a three-dimensional reference frame of the object space, (2) providing successive... Agent: Francis J. Maguire, Jr.
20100231707 - Investigation system and technique: A method of investigating a glazing panel is disclosed in which a first investigation image of a target zone of the glazing panel is captured and a second investigation image of the target zone is captured. Image data from the first and second investigation images are combined to provide an... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20100231708 - Method of, and apparatus for, measuring the quality of a surface of a substrate: A method of measuring the quality of a surface of a substrate is described. The method includes the steps of obtaining a digital image of a portion of a surface of the substrate using an image obtaining apparatus; and measuring one or more physical characteristics of the obtained digital image... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100231712 - Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method: In an image capturing apparatus, an image recognition device detects an object to be monitored and calculates an object luminance and object coordinates by performing a recognition process on the detected object. A control device calculates a position and an illuminance in space where the object exists on the basis... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100231710 - Method and device for measuring the curve of a spectacle frame: The invention relates to a method for measuring the curve of a spectacle frame (4) comprising the following operations: determining the position of a first reference mark (18) defining the mid plane of the spectacle frame (4); determining the position of a second reference mark (20) defining the orientation of... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (jurispatent)
20100231711 - Method for registering model data for optical recognition processing and optical sensor: To easily generate model data having high recognition accuracy and being consistent with measurement conditions and installation environment of each of optical sensors. Basic model representing a range in which a workpiece can be optically recognized is inputted, and pieces of processing of imaging and measuring the workpiece under the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100231709 - Position measurement system, position measurement method and computer-readable medium: A position measurement system includes a marker set attached to an object, a camera and a computing apparatus. The marker set includes three or more directed basic markers each having a shape indicating a direction. The directed basic markers are oriented in directions toward a specific point. A positional relationship... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC
20100231713 - Monitoring camera device: The present invention provides a monitoring camera apparatus which can measure camera installation height easily with a simple configuration. The monitoring camera apparatus includes a distance detecting unit and direction detecting unit. The distance detecting unit detects subject distance D to a subject using an autofocus function. The direction detecting... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100231714 - Video pattern recognition for automating emergency service incident awareness and response: Video analysis capabilities can be integrated into an emergency response system and/or a video operations center (VOC) monitoring for emergency incidents. At least one computer program driven response action involving detecting patterns in video streams that comprise video of an incident can be performed. This response action can be directed... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. - IBM Cha
20100231719 - Camera mounting structure, camera mounting method and exterior panel component of a vehicle: A camera mounting structure for mounting an on-vehicle camera on a vehicle, in which the on-vehicle camera includes an imaging module having a lens and an imaging element, and in an exterior panel component making up an exterior of the vehicle, a bracket part for attaching the imaging module is... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100231717 - Image adjusting device, image adjusting method, and on-vehicle camera: An image adjusting device for an on-vehicle camera mounted on a vehicle includes an operations unit configured to input mounting position information regarding a mounting position of the on-vehicle camera on the vehicle; a storing unit configured to store image processing parameters in association with various mounting positions of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100231718 - Lane recognition device: The lane mark recognition device is equipped with a lane mark detecting unit which executes a lane mark detection process in each predetermined control cycle, and adds a detection presence/absence data to a ring buffer, a detection presence/absence data addition inhibiting unit which inhibits addition of the detection presence/absence data... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20100231715 - Sideview vision system displaying a view dependent upon transmission selector: A sideview vision system in a vehicle and a method for operating the system. The sideview vision system has a camera fixedly mounted to the vehicle for capturing an image alongside and extending rearward the vehicle, and a display for displaying a view to a driver of the vehicle. The... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc
20100231716 - Vehicle-mountable imaging systems and methods: Imaging systems, methods, and vehicles having imaging systems.... Agent: Bae Systems
20100231720 - Traffic monitoring: A method of monitoring traffic on a road comprising capturing a plurality of images of the road using a camera mounted on a viewing point and associating a time of capture with each image, determining, from the captured images, the positions of the portions of the road surface visible from... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100231721 - Airport target tracking system: A system for tracking objects using an Intelligent Video processing system in the context of airport surface monitoring. The system addresses airport surface monitoring operational issues such as all weather conditions, high robustness, and low false report rate. The output can be used to complement existing airport surface monitoring systems.... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20100231722 - Compact handheld detector for greenhouse gasses: Techniques are disclosed relating to gas leak detection. The techniques can be deployed, for example, in compact, handheld portable devices usable for detecting leaks in space-confined applications. The devices generally include an unstablized laser and thermal imaging camera that allow for detection of gas that absorbs at least some of... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20100231723 - Apparatus and method for inferencing topology of multiple cameras network by tracking movement: Provided are an apparatus and a method for tracking movements of objects to infer a topology of a network of multiple cameras. The apparatus infers the topology of the network formed of the multiple cameras that sequentially obtain images and includes an object extractor, a haunting data generator, and a... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100231724 - Translation module to facilitate control of tv using home network controller: A module interconnects a home network controller and a TV and translates signals from the controller into a non-infrared (IR) protocol understandable by the TV. The module is also useful to send software updates to the TV, and/or to query the TV for diagnostic information.... Agent: John L. Rogitz Rogitz & Associates
20100231725 - Illuminant independent color calibration using colored rays approach: The color calibration using colored rays method achieves illuminant independence in calibrating digital still cameras. A constraint is developed using matrix-vector operations and properties of the Kronecker product. The constraint ensures similar calibration performance between colored rays set and the Macbeth ColorChecker. An optimization scheme using orthogonal non-negative matrix factorization... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20100231726 - Mthod and apparatus for detection and prevention of crosstalk in a multiple tuner receiver: Receivers using multiple tuners may introduce crosstalk between signals provided to the tuners. The disclosed embodiments relate to a method and apparatus for detecting and preventing crosstalk. A method is described that includes providing a signal to a first signal processing path, tuning to a channel in the signal provided... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100231729 - Method of capturing image and accessing captured image via network, computer program of accessing captured image and image capturing apparatus thereof: A method of capturing image file and accessing captured image file via a network is provided. The method is employed in an image capturing apparatus which has a storage and is connected to the network. The method of capturing image and accessing captured image via the network includes: receiving a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100231727 - Digital camera with built-in lens calibration table: A digital camera that automatically corrects dust artifact regions within acquired images by compiling a dust map includes an optical system for acquiring an image with a corresponding dust calibration table for such optical system, including a lens assembly and an aperture stop, in which the corresponding dust calibration map... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100231728 - System for distributing and controlling color reproduction at multiple sites: In the color imaging system, multiple rendering devices are provided at different nodes along a network. Each rendering device has a color measurement instrument for calibrating the color presented by the rendering device. A rendering device may represent a color display in which a member surrounds the outer periphery of... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher
20100231730 - Image sensing device and camera: An image sensing device is configured as follows. Namely, the device includes a recording unit configured to record correspondence data formed by making an action state of the object and voice information recorded prior to the shooting to correspond to each other, a voice determination unit configured to determine whether... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100231732 - Estimation of point spread functions from motion-blurred images: Methods for estimating the point spread function (PSF) of a motion-blurred image are disclosed and claimed. In certain embodiments, the estimated PSF may be used to compensate for the blur caused by hand-shake without the use of an accelerometer or gyro. Edge spread functions may be extracted along different directions... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100231733 - Image processing system: A recognition object detecting portion detects a recognition object existing in each of images which are captured in series at different time points by a camera. Images of the detected recognition object are stored in a memory. A recognition object condition judging portion determines whether image areas of the recognition... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100231731 - Image-capturing apparatus, image-capturing method and program: In an image-capturing apparatus and image-capturing method which can, in electronic image blur correction, correct camera motion-caused blurring occurring in one frame, an image-capturing apparatus (100) includes: a first picture feature amount transforming unit (104) transforming picture feature amount of input picture (117); a blur detecting unit 105 detecting blurring... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100231734 - Multiple resolution video network with context based control: A system. The system includes a computing device configured for communication with a plurality of multiple resolution cameras and with a display device. The computing device includes a composite image module. The composite image module is configured for receiving composite information from at least one of the multiple resolution cameras,... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20100231735 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating concurrent video recording and still image capture: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for facilitating concurrent video recording and still image capture. A method may include receiving a first command to initiate a video recording session. The first command may be responsive to a first user actuation of a trigger on a multi-function mobile... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100231743 - Apparatus and method for image processing: An image processing apparatus is provided, which includes a camera part for imaging an object and outputting image data; a display part for receiving an image signal corresponding to the image data of the camera part and displaying a corresponding image; and an image controller for outputting an image signal... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100231738 - Capture of video with motion: A method of capturing a video of a scene depending on the speed of motion in the scene, includes capturing a video of the scene; determining the relative speed of motion within a first region of the video of the scene with respect to the speed of motion within a... Agent: Raymond L. Owens, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20100231741 - Image pickup apparatus, control method for the same, and program thereof: An image pickup apparatus including an image pickup device configured to obtain a captured image corresponding to an object image, an object detecting unit configured to detect a specific object in the captured image, an position obtaining unit configured to obtain a position at which the specific object exists in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100231740 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus includes: a conversion unit converting a first color image signal including a predetermined color space into a second color image signal including a color space having a luminance signal and a color difference signal; a color determination section determining a color of each pixel of the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100231742 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element, an image signal transmitter, an image signal receiver, a signal processor and a control unit. The imaging element includes pixels arranged in two-dimensional array. The pixels output an imaging signal in synchronization with a first synchronizing signal. The image signal transmitter superimposes a... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100231736 - Imaging device, imaging control method, and imaging control program: The imaging device includes: imaging units (1, 2) for taking an image of a subject, to acquire image data; a compression unit (3) for compression in frame units the image data acquired by the imaging units (1, 2); a light quantity information calculation unit (2) for calculating light quantity information... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100231739 - Method for shutting down a timing generating unit, a method for shutting down a digital image-capturing device, and a digital image-capturing device: A method for shutting down a digital image capturing device is provided, The steps of the method are as follows: first, outputting a reset signal from a control unit of the capturing device to a timing generating unit; then setting a vertical pulse signal of the timing generating unit to... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100231737 - Method of performing interlaced preview for a cmos sensor: Combo lines having one odd line and one even line are utilized for generating an interlaced preview from an image sensor. Odd combo lines are read out to generate an odd field. Even combo lines are read out to generate an even field. Interpolation is performed on a plurality of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100231744 - System and methods for automatic parameter determination in machine vision: The present invention provides a system and methods for automatic parameter determination in machine vision in general, and in object recognition in particular. Many machine vision systems use algorithms that demand the user to specify one or more parameters in order to adapt the behavior of the algorithm in dependence... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property
20100231746 - Imaging device and imaging method: An imaging device is configured to include a dividing unit which divides a generated image into blocks, a white balance evaluation value acquiring unit which acquires color information and a white balance evaluation value of each block, a classifying unit which combines the blocks into areas based on the color... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100231745 - Imaging device and signal processing method: The present invention provides an imaging device that generates, for, each of a red color, a green color, and a blue color, an image signal having pixels arranged adjacent to each other in a two-dimensional array, including a red color imaging element that senses incident light to output a red... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100231747 - Method and system for focal length-specific color enhancement: A method of controlling a digital photographing device, the method including analyzing the color distribution of an input image, determining an enhancement color from the input image according to a predetermined criterion based on the analyzed color distribution, and enhancing the enhancement color in the input image. The predetermined criterion... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100231749 - Image signal processing device having a dynamic range expansion function and image signal processing method: An imaging unit generates first and second image signals imaged using different exposure time based on a reference read voltage. A synthesis circuit synthesizes the first and second image signals generated by the imaging unit. A detection unit detects luminance information of a specified subject using a synthesized image signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100231748 - Imaging device: Conventionally, when generating an image in which hand-shake is suppressed, by combining a plurality of images, an image quality may be degraded by performing a combination process even in the illuminance condition when no hand-shake occurs and the linear characteristic of luminance information may be deteriorated when combining a plurality... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100231750 - Images capturing system, image capturing apparatus and image capturing method: An image capturing apparatus is configured so that optimal one of usable position detecting sensors is selected. Specifically, among a plurality of position detecting sensors usable by the image capturing apparatus, e.g., a GPS, a direction sensor, an acceleration sensor, and a velocity sensor, the GPS detects position information at... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100231751 - Positional camera and gps data interchange device: A location tagged data provision and display system. A personal communication device (PCD) with electromagnetic communication capability has a GPS receiver and a display. The PCD requests maps and location tagged data from data providers and other for display on the PCD. The data providers respond to requests by using... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100231752 - Image-to-speech system: Apparatus for communicating includes a processor, a memory, a storage, a display, a manual input arrangement and audio output. Image data elements are stored in the storage and the processor is configured to output a plurality of the image data elements to the display, receive manual input selecting at least... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg
20100231753 - Image capturing device suitable for photographing a person: A digital camera 1 comprising a key operation unit (27) for registering subject information for identifying the subject, and photography conditions or image processing conditions corresponding to the subject identified according to the subject information; image memory (31) for storing the subject information, and the photography conditions or image processing... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100231754 - Virtual camera for sharing a physical camera: A virtual camera component allows multiple camera-use applications to share a camera simultaneously. For example, a first application can request access to the camera for a first set of data, and a second application can also request access to the camera for a second set of data. The virtual camera... Agent: O2micro Inc C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100231755 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image sensor: An image processing apparatus includes a unit to obtain mosaic image data by shooting a subject with use of a color image sensor in which five or more kinds of color filters are arranged in front of an image pickup device; a first interpolator to perform interpolation to color information... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100231757 - Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition program: A plurality of preliminary image signals is acquired by carrying out preliminary image acquisition of a subject, before actual image acquisition, with different amounts of light received by an image acquisition device. Subsequently, a dynamic range and an amount of noise, or an S/N ratio, for a case in which... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100231756 - Method for correcting the spatial noise of a matrix image sensor: The invention relates to matrix image sensors, and it relates more particularly to a method for correcting the spatial noise generated by the dispersion of the physical properties of the different individual sensitive dots, or pixels, of the matrix. For each pixel, in an individual electronic circuit associated with the... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP
20100231759 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes, a color correction unit performing color correction on RGB signals to generate color-corrected RGB signals; a YC conversion unit converting the color-corrected RGB signals into a first luminance signal and a color-difference signal; a Y conversion unit generating a second luminance signal based on the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100231758 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer program: An image processing apparatus includes: a first noise removing part which performs color noise removing process for a first color image signal having a predefined color space, a transforming part which transforms the first color image signal subjected to the color noise removing process by the first noise removing part... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100231760 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing method includes the following steps. First, noise of a first image is filtered, and the first image is converted to obtain a luminance signal. Second, the first image is stored and outputted. Third, a color space converting process is performed upon the first image according to the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100231761 - Image sensor and image capturing apparatus: An image sensor having a pixel amplifier reduces noise generated by a driving transistor (Td1) by setting the gate width (channel width: W) and gate length (channel length: L) of the driving transistors (Td1) of light-shielded pixels arrayed in the first and second OB regions to be larger than those... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100231762 - Image signal processing apparatus, image signal processing method and camera using the image signal processing apparatus: When clamping a signal from a solid state image sensor, float of an optical black pixel output due to incoming of infrared light avoids a malfunction of a clamp from occurring. When clamping a signal from the solid state image sensor, the difference between the optical black pixel output and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100231763 - Defective pixel detector for a digital video camera and associated methods: A defective pixel tester determines defective pixels within a digital video camera. The tester includes a video input, a memory and a controller. The video input receives video frames from the digital video camera, with each video frame defined by a plurality of pixel values. The memory stores captured video... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist
20100231764 - Method and apparatus for post noise reduction black level correction: Techniques for implementing a Black Level Correction (BLC) processing operation on image data signal pixel values that results in little to no nonlinearity in the dark areas of the image due to black noise clipping, and avoids reducing image quality or adding cost, are provided. Image data signal pixel values... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP Z2002
20100231765 - Method and arrangement for generating a color video signal: Method and apparatus for demosaicing a mosaic pattern of a color picture. To improve the picture quality, especially in case of a non-uniform mosaic pattern, a kernel of the mosaic pattern is selected, and the pixel values of the kernel are multiplied by coefficients that comply with a non-linear bi-dimensional... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100231766 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes an image sensing device provided on a semiconductor substrate; a transparent member provided on a light-receiving area of the image sensing device; and a circuit element provided on the transparent member, wherein the image sensing device and the circuit element are electrically coupled to each other.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100231767 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and method for driving the same: An object of the present invention is to provide a solid-state imaging apparatus capable of providing a high S/N ratio in a plurality of operation modes, and a method for driving the same. Provided is a solid-state imaging apparatus including: a plurality of pixels (1), each of the pixels including... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100231768 - Solid-state image pickup device: There is provided a solid-state image pickup device including ADCs that can be arranged in a limited space. The potential of a pixel signal outputted through a vertical readout line is held at a node. A plurality of capacitors are capacitively coupled to the node at which the pixel signal... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100231769 - Solid-state imaging device, imaging apparatus, and driving method of solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixel portions each comprising a photoelectric conversion portion disposed in a semiconductor substrate; and a light shield layer disposed over the semiconductor substrate and having openings which are located over parts of the photoelectric conversion portions, respectively, each of the pixel portions... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100231772 - Method of reading an image sensor signal and image sensor: The invention relates to matrix-array image sensors with MOS-technology active pixels, comprising a matrix-array of pixels arranged in rows and columns. To read the signal from a pixel, the reset potential present on a column conductor is sampled in two capacitors. The first capacitor is linked to an input of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100231771 - Methods and apparatus for high dynamic operation of a pixel cell: A pixel circuit providing high dynamic operation, and methods of operating the pixel circuit providing for high dynamic operation. Methods include a lateral overflow and a double exposure mode, and a pixel output signal is determined according to whether a photosensor of the pixel circuit is saturated.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100231770 - Solid-state image sensing device: A solid-state image sensing device has a plurality of pixels, a read-out circuit for reading out electric signals obtained by the photoelectric conversion element, and a signal processing unit for performing signal processing for the electric signal read out from the read-out circuit. The plurality of pixels include a first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100231773 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus and image pickup system: A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a reading unit having a plurality of pixels connected thereto, holding signals from the pixels, and a control unit capable of controlling operations of the pixels and reading unit. The control unit controls the pixels and reading unit in a first operation mode without... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100231774 - Solid-state imaging device, driving method thereof, and imaging system: A solid-state imaging device comprises a first pixel group includes a first photoelectric conversion unit that converts into electric charges reflection light pulses from an object irradiated with an irradiation light pulse, a first electric charge accumulation unit accumulating the electric charges in synchrony with turning on the irradiation light... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100231775 - Solid-state imaging element and manufacturing method thereof: A solid-state imaging element having high sensitivity and low smear in miniaturization is provided. The solid-state imaging element includes: a photoelectric conversion unit; a read-out unit; a charge transferring unit; a charge transfer electrode formed over the charge transferring unit; shielding film formed over the charge transfer electrode and has... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100231776 - Personal protection device with wireless audio-visual transmission: A personal protection device with wireless video and audio transmission capability includes a housing mounted with a lighting element, a camera, an electric shock electrode set, a display panel, a key set, a mode switch, an electric shock activating button and a circuit module. In use, a user on patrol... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100231777 - Imaging device and method for switching mode of imaging device: An imaging device includes an imaging unit that takes an image; a display unit that displays the image taken by the imaging unit and displays a menu of selectable modes in accordance with a change in a position of the imaging device; and an operation detecting unit that detects a... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100231779 - Camera module with dual lens modules and image sensors: A camera module includes first and second lens modules, a first holder receiving the first lens module therein, a second holder receiving the second lens modules therein, a circuit board arranged between the first and second holders, first and second image sensors arranged on opposite surfaces of the circuit board,... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100231778 - Television camera system and television lens apparatus: In S104, it is determined whether an instruction has been input to drive a wiper serving as an optional member. If a wiper driving instruction has been input, the process shifts to S105 to perform wiper driving control. If no wiper driving instruction has been input, the process shifts to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100231780 - Vibrating device and image equipment having the same: A vibrating device includes a dust-screening member shaped like a plate as a whole, a vibrating member arranged outside the dust-screening member and configured to produce, at the dust-screening member, vibration having a vibrational amplitude perpendicular to a surface of the dust-screening member, a counter member spaced apart from that... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.
20100231782 - Interchangeable lens, camera body, and camera system: An interchangeable lens mountable to a camera body, includes a focus lens operable to adjust a focus state of a subject, a driver operable to drive the focus lens by repeatedly performing slight advancing and retreating of the focus lens along an optical axis, a lens-side obtaining unit operable to... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100231781 - Telephoto lens system and photographing device including the same: A telephoto lens system and a photographing device including the telephoto lens system. The telephoto lens system includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, and a third lens group having a positive refractive power, which are sequentially disposed... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100231783 - Lens systems and method: An optical system includes a first deformable lens having a membrane with a deformable portion. A sensor is configured to receive the light focused by the first deformable lens. An optical path extends through the first deformable lens and to the sensor. The first deformable lens is tuned according to... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100231784 - Power supply circuit and illumination system: [Means to Solve the Problems] Energy is acquired from a magnetic field that is generated by a current for turning on a fluorescent lamp of a lighting equipment so as to drive the electric appliances such as a transmitter for transmitting micro radio waves such as Bluetooth and RFID, a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100231785 - Broadcast receiver and broadcast receiving method: A broadcast receiver includes: an image analyzer configured to perform an analysis on a series of images; a recorder configured to record a result of the analysis and the series of images; and an image processor configured to perform image processing on a target image included in the series of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100231786 - Image special effect apparatus and image special effect method: An image special effect apparatus 100 for adding an illumination effect using light from a light source when viewed from an arbitrary eye point in a face having a curved face to image information concerning an input image and outputting a video signal provided by mapping the image information to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100231787 - Signal processing method and device: A signal processing method includes recovering a clock signal from a clock stream included in an input serial data stream, recovering at least one control signal from a data pattern included in the serial data stream based on the recovered clock signal, and recovering RGB data from an RGB data... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100231788 - Playback system and method synchronizing audio and video signals: A playback system that utilizes a serial link for transmitting video and audio data from a host to a playback device includes a host and a playback device. The host is utilized to generating graphic packets, video packets, and audio packets according to input data, and to generating control packets... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100231789 - Analog-digital converting apparatus and clock signal output apparatus: An apparatus includes a voltage controlled oscillator for outputting a clock signal having an oscillation frequency in accordance with an input voltage; a convertor for converting the analog video signal inputted from the exterior into the digital video signal synchronizing with the clock signal outputted from the voltage controlled oscillator;... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100231790 - Display inserts, overlays, and graphical user interfaces for multimedia systems: A disclosed digital media device at user premises receives a media signal from a media source for presentation via a television display. The exemplary device also supports bi-directional communications with an application service provider device via user premises data communications network. The provider device, which is independent from the media... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100231793 - Communication method and device and television employing the same: A television includes a television signal receiving unit, a communication signal receiving unit, a processor, and a display unit. The television signal receiving unit is configured to receive TV signals. The communication signal receiving unit is configured to receive communication signals from a communication device. The processor is used for... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100231792 - Seamlessly cycled video resources: Embodiments of seamlessly cycled video resources are described. In embodiments, program previews can be displayed where each program preview corresponds to a channel that is user-selectable for viewing a program. A subsequent channel can be determined that is user-selectable to display a program preview of an additional program, where the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100231791 - System and method for dynamic video placement on a display: There is provided a video playback device for providing adjustable display coordinates and for playing a video on a display. The video playback device comprises a memory storing a plurality of video streams each associated with one of a plurality of different display coordinates and a processor configured to determine... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100231795 - Apparatus to process signal of digital interface and method thereof: A device and method of processing signals of a digital interface include the digital interface (e.g., HDMI) transmitting digital A/V signals through one cable such that compatibility between devices is improved and no load is applied to A/V operations. In order to distinguish a physical disconnection of an HDMI cable,... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20100231794 - Multiple digital signals from a single integrated circuit: Multiple digital signals from a single integrated circuit (IC) may be provided. The IC may receive an analog signal comprising a plurality of channels, convert the analog signal to a digital signal, and provide the digital signal to a plurality of digital channel tuners. The tuners may each select one... Agent: Merchant & Gould Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
20100231798 - Image processing device and method: An image processing device includes: a level difference calculation means for calculating the difference of pixel values between each pixel and a neighborhood pixel as a level difference; a classification means for classifying respective pixels into classes in each range of the level difference; a boundary proportion calculation means for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100231796 - Noise reduction for analog video applications: Systems and methods are provided that facilitate reducing noise within sampled video information in a CMOS sensor imager. A multi-capacitor sample and hold can capture multiple samples of video information during at least partially overlapping time intervals. The multi-capacitor sample and hold can include a plurality of capacitors and a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100231797 - Video transition assisted error recovery for video data delivery: Techniques for video data delivery are provided. A first data stream is received that includes a plurality of video data frames. At least one corrupted video data frame is detected in the first data stream. At least one replacement video data frame is generated for the corrupted video data frame(s)... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100231799 - Method and apparatus for reducing color noises: A method for reducing color noises of a chrominance signal includes the following steps: receiving the chrominance signal; sampling the chrominance signal to generate a plurality of chrominance samples; determining a phase-rotation level between a specific chrominance sample and the chrominance samples; calculating an average value of the chrominance samples;... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100231800 - Display of video with motion: A method of displaying a video of a scene on a display with reduced motion blur includes: providing the video of a scene having first subframes that have a first input rate and second subframes that have a second input rate, wherein the first subframes correspond to a first region... Agent: Raymon L. Owens, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20100231801 - Automatic gain control circuit: An automatic gain control (AGC) circuit based on a cascade of a step automatic gain control unit and a second automatic gain control unit connected to adjust their gain in a synchronized manner to result in a combined impulsive gain variation. Hereby it is possible, e.g. to use a step... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100231802 - Method and system for carrying out reliability classification for motion vectors in a video: A method and system for carrying out reliability classification for motion vectors in a video is proposed in the application. The method comprises: partitioning and searching step for partitioning a specified video frame of an input video, and searching motion vectors for a specified block of the specified video frame... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100231803 - High definition television transmission with mobile capability: A method and architecture for processing signal communications between an encoder and decoder operating according to the ATSC standard adapted for mobile handheld transmission is disclosed. The method and apparatus comprises embedding code rate identifiers in the packet ID and training sequences, using a chirp sequence as a training sequence... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100231804 - Lighting device for display device, display device, and television receiver: A lighting device 12 for a display device comprising: a plurality of LED light sources 20, an LED substrate 21 having the plurality of LED light sources 20 mounted thereon, an optical member 15 arranged on a light emission side of the LED sources 20, and a chassis 14 for... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100231806 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: The backlight device 12 of the present invention includes a plurality of tubular light sources 17 provided in a parallel arrangement and a light reflecting member 20 arranged on a opposite side from an illuminating side that is illuminated with light from the light sources 17. The arrangement of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100231805 - Method for selecting an audio and/or video service received: e
20100231807 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and starting method thereof: A display apparatus, including: a display portion to display an image based upon a digital broadcasting signal received by a receiving portion; a main control portion to control each portion within the display apparatus; and a sub-control portion to control a supply of electronic power within the display apparatus, responsive... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100231808 - Video and audio system capable of saving electric power: A power supply of a video and audio system is coupled to a first switch and a second switch. A power management unit is coupled between the first switch and at least one electronic device. An integrated circuit includes a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit is... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100231809 - Broadcast receiving apparatus, and broadcast receiving method: A broadcast receiving apparatus includes a channel scanner that detects presence or absence of receivable services for all channels in the reception bandwidth and that creates a first service list of receivable services, a service list storage that stores a broadcast area and at least one second service list associated... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100231810 - Display device, liquid crystal display device, television set: A display device has a display section provided with first and second areas each having formed therein data signal lines, scanning signal lines, and pixels. The scanning signal lines are individually scanned for each area so that a part (upper field) of a frame is displayed in the first area... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100231811 - Image projection system with keystone correction: Keystone correction for a projector. An uncorrected graphic is displayed on a display unit utilizing pixels. The uncorrected graphic is projected from the display unit onto a projection screen to form an uncorrected image. An orientation of the uncorrected image relative to the projection screen is captured. The uncorrected graphic... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100231812 - Microdisplay imager system and method: The present invention is directed to an illumination system. The illumination system comprises a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) adapted to emit light. The illumination system further comprises a plurality of lens elements disposed subsequent to the LEDs, such that a number of lens elements corresponds to a number... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100231813 - Cold cathode tube lamp, lighting device for display device, display device, and television receiving device: This cold cathode tube lamp comprises a glass tube (11) into which at least a rare gas is filled, a pair of first electrodes (21, 22) disposed to face each other at both inner end portions of the glass tube (11) and composed of cylinder-shaped first cylindrical portions (21a, 22a)... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100231814 - Liquid crystal display device and its driving method: The liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel provided with groups of pixel formation portions disposed in a matrix pattern, and a backlight which is capable of turning ON/OFF of lighting for each region which includes a predetermined number of scanning lines. Each frame period for an entered... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100231815 - Supporting device for display unit and display unit having the same: A supporting device includes a support, serving to support a main body of the display unit, formed by injection molding using a transparent material. A display unit includes the supporting device. The display unit includes a main body having a screen and a supporting device to support the main body.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100225734 - Stereoscopic three-dimensional interactive system and method: The present invention relates to a method for providing a stereoscopic interactive object comprising the steps of: (a) providing a display capable of displaying in stereoscope; (b) providing a system capable of motion tracking; (c) providing a stereoscopic image of an object, on said display; (d) tracking user's motion aimed... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.
20100225735 - System and method for providing three dimensional imaging in a network environment: A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving data indicative of a personal position of an end user and receiving image data associated with an object. The image data can be captured by a first camera at a first angle and a second camera at a second... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco
20100225733 - Systems and methods for managing virtual collaboration systems: Systems and methods for managing virtual collaboration systems are disclosed herein. A virtual collaboration system includes a hoster configured to receive second media streams from at least a second node, and to transmit those streams from at least one simulated node to at least a first node; and a management... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100225737 - Videoconferencing endpoint extension: In some embodiments, a primary endpoint may receive a request from an endpoint to begin a videoconference and/or may be managing a videoconference with an endpoint. The primary endpoint may determine whether to switch or direct conference communications from one or more endpoints in the videoconference or attempting to connect... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100225736 - Virtual distributed multipoint control unit: A virtual distributed multipoint control unit in a videoconference may be implemented using a master endpoint, one or more facilitator endpoints, and one or more leaf endpoints. The facilitator endpoint(s) may receive video and/or audio from the leaf endpoints (which may provide/receive videoconference audio and video to one or more... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100225732 - System and method for providing three dimensional video conferencing in a network environment: A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving data indicative of a personal position of an end user. A media stream is selected from a plurality of media streams to be transmitted to the end user based on the personal position. The selected media stream includes image... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco
20100225738 - Vehicle safety camera system: An externally-mounted camera system for large commercial trucks. The video cameras are positioned around the outside of the vehicle and feed their video images to a control unit within a tamper-proof black box typically located within the truck's cab. The cameras are wide-angle 360 degree type cameras and only four... Agent: Oliver Law Firm, Ps Inc.
20100225739 - Method of reducing effective pixel pitch in electroholographic display and electroholographic display including the same: An electroholographic display system (500) includes a coherent light source (130) adapted to produce a coherent, collimated light beam, a spatial light modulator (SLM) (120) adapted to modulate the light beam, an optical unit (350, 450) in an optical path between the SLM (120) and the image plane (580) where... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100225740 - Metadata generating method and apparatus and image processing method and apparatus using metadata: A metadata generating method including: receiving sub-region dividing information to divide an object into a plurality of sub-regions; and generating sub-region indicating information to indicate each of the plurality of sub-regions divided according to the sub-region dividing information.... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100225741 - 3d video processing: A method and apparatus for reducing motion judder in a 3D input source are disclosed. The 3D input source is separated into left and right images. Motion vectors for the left and right images are calculated. Frame rate conversion is performed on the left and right images, to produce motion... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Amd
20100225742 - Apparatus and methods for handling interactive applications in broadcast networks: An interactive method includes receiving background video including a multiplicity of video frames, at least one of the multiplicity of video frames include a plurality of sub-pictures, each of the plurality of sub-pictures representing an alternative background (1200), and switching between a first sub-picture of the plurality of sub-pictures and... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100225743 - Three-dimensional (3d) imaging based on motionparallax: Techniques and technologies are described herein for motion parallax three-dimensional (3D) imaging. Such techniques and technologies do not require special glasses, virtual reality helmets, or other user-attachable devices. More particularly, some of the described motion parallax 3D imaging techniques and technologies generate sequential images, including motion parallax depictions of various... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100225744 - Shooting apparatus and shooting control method: A shooting apparatus has an image pickup section, a display section which displays an image picked up by the image pickup section, an operation section for performing operations including a shooting command, a communication section which performs communication with a further shooting apparatus, a determination section which determines a left-right... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100225745 - Apparatus and method for capturing images of a scene: An image capture apparatus includes an image sensor, a lens, an adjusting mechanism, and a controller. The image sensor is configured for detecting incident light to generate a corresponding captured image. The lens is configured for guiding light of a scene toward the image sensor. The adjusting mechanism is configured... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100225746 - Reference image techniques for three-dimensional sensing: A method including providing a device that projects a pattern of coherent radiation. The method further includes capturing a reference image of the pattern using an image sensor by projecting the pattern of the coherent radiation onto a reference surface and engendering a relative motion between the reference surface and... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20100225747 - 2d/3d image displaying apparatus: A 2D/3D image displaying apparatus includes a sub-pixel, a first and second data lines and a gamma circuit. The sub-pixel includes a first portion and a second portion. The first and second data lines are coupled to the first and second portion of the sub-pixel, respectively. The gamma circuit transmits... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100225748 - Lighting apparatus: Irradiation light LA and irradiation light LB, which are to be projected toward an irradiation target object from a plurality of irradiation light projection units, respectively, are corrected so as to be ached with outlines of the irradiation target object, which are viewed individually from the irradiation light projection units.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100225749 - Aerial display system: An aerial display system comprising inexpensive optical elements and a high brighted LCD display or similar video image display types provides floating images in an inexpensive enclosure. In the aerial display system, either an anti-reflective acrylic plastic layer or a circular polarizer is disposed proximate and parallel to a beam... Agent: Law Offices Of John W. Carpenter, LLC
20100225750 - Image display apparatus, image display observation system, and image display method: An image display apparatus of present invention includes a signal control unit for receiving an input of an image signal, and converting to a signal for displaying each of a right eye image and a left eye image at least two times continuously; and a display panel, input with the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100225751 - Optical filter devices and methods for passing one of two orthogonally polarized images: Shutter glasses or other viewing mechanisms for selectively passing one separable image in a composite image stream, which includes a first image stream polarized at a first orientation and a second image stream polarized at a second orthogonal orientation. The apparatus includes a first switchable optical rotator that receives the... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100225752 - Method and apparatus for high-speed data transfer employing self-synchronizing quadrature amplitude modulation: A Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) method and apparatus including a QAM transmit modulator with at least one unbalanced mixer, which creates an asymmetric two-dimensional (2-D) QAM symbol constellation. The asymmetrical symbol constellation provides baseband symbol clock signal leakage sufficient to facilitate quick and simple baseband symbol clock recovery and signal... Agent: Michael H Jester
20100225753 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument used by being introduced into a body and fixed thereto, includes a camera body provided with a fixing section to be fixed to a body wall in the body, an image pickup section incorporated in the camera body that picks up an image of an object to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100225754 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument according to the present invention is a medical instrument used by being introduced into the body and fixed therein, which includes a fixing section fixed to a body wall in the body, an image pickup section that picks up an image of an object to be examined... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100225755 - Compound eye camera module and method of producing the same: An optical filter array (2) having a plurality of optical filters (2a to 2d) and a light shielding block (6) having light shielding walls (61a to 61d) forming a plurality of openings (6a to 6d) independent from each other are placed between a lens module (7) integrally having a plurality... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100225756 - Navigation apparatus and navigation method: A navigation apparatus includes: a current-position information acquisition section obtaining measured current-position information; a camera section obtaining a captured image of a subject; a direction detection section detecting a direction when obtaining the captured image by the camera section; from characteristic-point information related to multiple predetermined characteristic points stored in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100225757 - System and method for measuring irregular objects with a single camera: An optical system for measuring an irregularly shaped object includes a dimensioning station having a base, a first wall extending from the base, and a second wall extending from the base. A collimated light is passed from each of first and second collimated light sources arranged generally parallel to the... Agent: Honeywell/marjama Patent Services
20100225759 - Extended depth-of-field surveillance imaging system: An extended depth-of-field (EDOF) surveillance imaging system (8) that has a lens system (10) with a total lens power φT and an amount of spherical aberration SA where 0.2λ≦SA≦2λ. The lens system includes first lens group (G1) and a second lens group (G2). The first lens group has first and... Agent: OpticusIPLaw, PLLC
20100225760 - View handling in video surveillance systems: A method of video processing may include analyzing input video information to determine if a current video frame is directed to a same view as a previous video frame; determining whether a new view is present; and indicating a need to use video processing information pertaining to the new view... Agent: Venable LLP
20100225758 - Wearable system for filming, recording and communicating during sport activity: A system for acquiring and displaying images obtained from a user's field of vision back to said user, especially useful for a user engaged in an active motion activity. The system includes: at least one body mounted camera (BMC) for acquiring at least one image of a user's field of... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100225761 - Maneuvering assisting apparatus: Each of cameras C—1 to C—4 is installed at a different position of an upper portion of a ship so as to have a visual field spanning a deck and a water surface. A CPU 12p combines four object scene images outputted from the cameras C—1 to C—4 with reference... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20100225763 - Event and sport performance methods and systems: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for detecting and measuring performance characteristics and metrics of participants and vehicles. These performance characteristics and metrics include, but not are limited to, airtime, g-force, spin, rotation, drop distance, acceleration, and video and still images. These vehicles include, but are not limited to a snowboard,... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100225762 - Method for providing driver information in a motor vehicle: A method provides driver information in a motor vehicle, in which method a recording device of the motor vehicle captures an image flow containing images of at least one part of the environment of the motor vehicle. A display unit in the interior of the motor vehicle reproduces at least... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100225764 - System and method for occupancy detection: A detection system includes a plurality of sensors including an entry sensor having a field of view oriented to detect object entry with respect to an entry portion of an occupancy volume, and an exit sensor having a field of view oriented to detect object exit with respect to an... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20100225765 - Monitoring support apparatus, monitoring support method, and recording medium: A monitoring support apparatus includes an image shot information acquiring unit which acquires image shot information including a plurality of frames shot up by a plurality of cameras at different image shooting times, a difference region extracting unit which, in the pieces of image shot information acquired by the image... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100225766 - Image alignment and trend analysis features for an infrared imaging system: In one embodiment, a thermographic imaging device having a visual compare mode that allows a user to compare a live image of a subject to a previously captured image of the same subject to aid the user in aligning the live image with the previously captured image. In this manner,... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
20100225768 - Method and system for providing reliable motion vectors:
20100225767 - Methods and systems for detecting and locating skipped frames in a video sequence: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for detecting and locating skipped frames in a video sequence.... Agent: Matthew D. Rabdau Tektronix, Inc.
20100225769 - Standard color referencing panel system for cinematographing: The present invention relates to a standard color referencing panel system for cinematography that reproduces the original colors of captured images. The standard color referencing panel system for cinematography includes a memory that stores scene display content and standard color display content of an object to be captured; an input... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100225770 - Drive circuit array substrate and production and test methods thereof: A data voltage application circuit, data selection circuit, gate selection circuit, and anode driver connected to a display pixel forming zone are formed on a drive circuit array substrate. The data voltage application circuit, data selection circuit, gate selection circuit, and anode driver allows for lighting test and aging test... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100225771 - Imaging device, printing device, printing system, and printing method: Provided is an imaging device capable of appropriately displaying or printing a combined image including a print image and a captured image. The device includes: an imaging sensor for receiving an optical image of a photographing object and converting the optical image into an electric image signal; a focus position... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100225772 - Image processing device, image picking-up device, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus (1), for performing image processing on image data which is obtained by performing imaging of a subject and in which the degree of motion blurring of an image represented by the image data changes in accordance with an imaging condition at the time of performing imaging... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100225778 - Image capturing device, encoding method, and program:
20100225777 - Image processing apparatus and storage medium: The image processing apparatus is provided with a subject movement data creation unit that detects the movement of subjects in a plurality of partitioned blocks that partition a screen area of moving images, and creates subject movement data that specifies a partitioned block where there is movement in the subject... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100225775 - Solid-state image capturing device, method of manufacturing solid-state image capturing device, and image capturing apparatus: A solid-state image capturing device includes, in a semiconductor substrate, a photoelectric conversion section which performs photoelectric conversion on incident light to obtain signal charges; a pixel transistor section which outputs the signal charges generated in the photoelectric conversion section; a peripheral circuit section which is formed in the periphery... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100225774 - Solid-state image pickup element, a method of manufacturing the same and electronic apparatus using the same: Disclosed herein is a solid-state image pickup element, including a plurality of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion portion for converting a quantity of incident light into an electric signal, and a plurality of pixel transistors; wiring layers formed on one surface side of a semiconductor substrate having the plurality... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100225776 - Solid-state imaging device, fabrication method for the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a photodetector which is formed on a substrate and is configured to generate signal charge by photoelectric conversion, a floating diffusion configured to receive the signal charge generated by the photodetector, a plurality of MOS transistors including a transfer transistor that transfers the signal charge... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100225773 - Systems and methods for centering a photograph without viewing a preview of the photograph: Systems and methods are providing for capturing images of objects or faces without previewing the image to be captured. In particular, systems and methods are provided for using a detection algorithm to determine when a camera lens of an electronic device is properly oriented to capture an item (e.g., a... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100225781 - Image processing device, image processing method, and imaging device: A pixel-interpolation processing unit generates a sensitivity level value of an insufficient color component according to interpolation processing of image signals. A sensitivity level value of an insufficient color component in a pixel of attention is calculated, according to an arithmetic operation corresponding to an acquired color component of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100225779 - Method and device to extend camera battery life: The battery power consumption in a camera is adjustable based on the level of camera activity determined from formation on scene changes. Information can be gathered from statistical data on auto-white balance, auto-exposure and auto-focusing calculations, or from scene movement and camera movement. When the activity level is low, the... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100225780 - White balance adjustment apparatus, white balance adjustment method, recording medium storing white balance adjustment program and imaging apparatus: A white balance adjustment apparatus comprises an area estimation unit that estimates at least one light, source color estimation area for estimating a light source color in a photographed image, a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance of the light source color estimation area in a depth direction of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100225782 - Image processing apparatus and image processing program: A plurality of image signals having different exposure levels is acquired; low-frequency components are extracted from each of the image signals to generate a plurality of low-frequency image signals; and the plurality of low-frequency image signals are combined to generate a combined low-frequency image signal. A first image signal is... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100225783 - Temporally aligned exposure bracketing for high dynamic range imaging: The invention provides an optical imaging system for temporally aligning bracketed exposures of a single image, the system comprising a light aperture, a prism and a image capturing device, where the prism is capable of splitting an incoming image from the light aperture into at least two temporally aligned images,... Agent: Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
20100225784 - Camera: An image-capturing device includes: an instruction unit that issues a photographing instruction signal; an image sensor that obtains frame images over predetermined time intervals; a storage unit into which a plurality of frame images obtained via the image sensor are sequentially stored; a save candidate designation unit that designates a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100225785 - Image processor and recording medium: A camera device 100 comprises a recording medium 9, an operator input unit 12, and an image synthesis unit 8g. The recording medium 9 stores a plurality of images and a like number of sets of image capturing conditions in associated relationship. The operator input unit 12 issues a command... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100225787 - Image capturing apparatus capable of extracting subject region from captured image: An image capturing apparatus includes: a first image capturing unit that captures a subject existing image; a first nonflatness calculating unit that calculates nonflatness of a peripheral portion of the subject existing image; a first determination unit that determines whether the nonflatness of the peripheral portion of the subject existing... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100225786 - Method for creation of an animated series of photographs, and device to implement the method: The present invention relates to a method for creation of an animated series of photographs. A photograph acquisition device analyzes the images in order to detect an absence of movement. The detection of an absence of movement during a determined period triggers a photograph to be taken and the memorization... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100225788 - Circuit and method for processing image abnormality caused by power supply: A method for processing an image abnormality caused by power supply is provided, which is used in a digital image-capturing apparatus. The method can be described as follows. First, power of the digital image-capturing apparatus is turned on. Next, a line data of an image being captured is started to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100225789 - Image noise filter and method: An image noise filter includes a wavelet transform module and an edge based adaptive filter module. The dual tree wavelet transform module provides low frequency wavelet information and high frequency wavelet information in response to image information. The edge based adaptive filter module provides filtered high frequency wavelet information in... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.
20100225790 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a region extracting section that extracts a first predetermined region including a target pixel in a current frame and a second predetermined region including a pixel located at the same position as the target pixel in a previous frame, a motion vector calculating section that... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100225792 - Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method of solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device, includes: plural unit pixels including a photoelectric conversion portion converting incident light into an electrical signal, and a waveguide having a quadratic curve surface at an inner surface and introducing the incident light to the photoelectric conversion portion.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100225791 - Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion units disposed on an imaging surface of a substrate; and a plurality of inner-layer lenses that are disposed in correspondence with each of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units on the upper side of the photoelectric conversion units and are... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100225793 - Photoelectric conversion apparatus and imaging system using the same: A plurality of photoelectric conversion elements including a first photoelectric conversion element, a second photoelectric conversion element, and a third photoelectric conversion element, are arranged in a photoelectric conversion apparatus of the present invention. Provided, between the first photoelectric conversion element and the second photoelectric conversion element, is a first... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100225794 - Digital filter, analog-to-digital converter, and applications thereof: In one embodiment, the ADC includes a modulator configured to generate a symbol sequence, an operand generator configured to generate operands, and a selector configured to selectively output at least one of (1) a reference value and (2) at least one of the operands based on the symbol sequence. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100225795 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus that makes it possible to achieve both high picture quality and a wide dynamic range is provided. Each pixel unit included in the image pickup apparatus includes: four photodiodes; four transfer transistors; a charge storage portion (four floating diffusions) for storing electric charges generated at the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100225796 - Double data rate (ddr) counter, analog-to-digital converter (adc) using the same, cmos image sensor using the same and methods in ddr counter, adc and cmos image sensor: In a double data rate (DDR) counter and counting method used in, for example, an analog-to-digital conversion in, for example, a CMOS image sensor and method, a first stage of the counter generates a least significant bit (LSB) of the value in the counter. The counter includes at least one... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20100225797 - Techniques for modifying image field data obtained using illumination sources: Techniques for modifying data of an image that can be implemented in a digital camera, video image capturing device and other optical systems are provided to correct for non-uniform illumination and/or effects of saturation appearing in data obtained using one or more artificial illumination sources. In an implementation, correction factors... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100225798 - Digital photographing device, method of controlling the same, and computer-readable storage medium for executing the method: A method of controlling a digital photographing device is provided. In the digital photographing device, in a display mode, at least one set display value is set. The method includes displaying a first image file, and in response to a direction key signal, displaying a second image file while the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100225799 - Image pickup unit, method of manufacturing image pickup unit and electronic apparatus provided with image pickup unit: In the image pickup unit according to the present invention, of a lens group, a leg section of a lens at a tail end located closest to an image sensor in an optical axis direction is adhered to the image sensor using a UV adhesive and a light-receiving section of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100225800 - Automatic focusing method for camera performing additional scanning: An automatic focusing method for a camera, including scanning in a macro mode, scanning in a normal mode, and additional scanning. In the scanning in the macro mode, a region within a first distance is scanned if the macro mode is set by a user. In the scanning in the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100225801 - Digital image processing apparatus and method of controlling the digital image processing apparatus: A digital image processing apparatus that detects a moving object included in an input image, establishes a shutter speed according to an amount of movement of the moving object, and performs a capturing operation based on the established shutter speed, and a method of controlling the digital image processing apparatus... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100225803 - Camera support device: A camera support device includes: a first rotating member to which an imaging device is fixed; a second rotating member having first and second arm portions interposing the first rotating member therebetween and supporting the first rotating member turnable by the first and second arm portions; a support member interposed... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100225802 - Monitor camera: The monitor camera (9) comprises a pedestal (1) to be attached to a mounting surface, an imaging device (7) rotatably attached so as to be rotatable around the central axis L of the pedestal (1), and a dome-type cover (3) having a window (30) and being rotatably attached to the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100225804 - Method and apparatus for enhancement of high-definition video content: The detail and clarity of high-definition video content may be enhanced by a display device or client-side device before being displayed. In certain embodiments, the high-definition video image frames may be upsampled by scaling the image's resolution. The now-upsampled HD video image frames may then be low pass filtered so... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100225805 - Video processor and method for automated deinterlacing and inverse telecine: A video apparatus is provided with automatic deinterlacing and inverse telecine pre-filtering capability to automatically analyze the frames of the video to determine at least whether the video is one of telecine, non-telecine progressive and non-telecine interlaced formatted, and to automatically reformat the video into a non-telecine progressive format if... Agent: Graybeal Jackson - Real Networks Graybeal Jackson LLP
20100225806 - Image processing method: An image processing method is provided. An image signal is received and correspondingly converted to an original luminance value, an original first chroma value and an original second chroma value. The original luminance value is adjusted to a modulated luminance value. The modulated luminance value is larger than the original... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100225807 - Closed-captioning system and method: An apparatus and method for processing closed caption information associated with a video program, including: identifying a keyword in the closed caption information; determining whether the identified keyword has an icon associated therewith; and displaying the icon in place of the keyword in the closed caption display.... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100225808 - Closed-captioning system and method: A method and apparatus for processing closed caption information associated with a video program by identifying a parameter associated with the video program; and, formatting the appearance of the closed caption information in response to the identified parameter. The parameter may comprise genre information, and may be identified from program... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100225809 - Electronic book with enhanced features: An electronic book synchronizes visual segments in a visual file with the start of respective sentences in an audio file corresponding to the visual segments so that if the user switches from visual to audio the audio does not start mid-sentence. Visual segments in the video file may be linked... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100225810 - Method for synchronizing a content stream and a script for outputting one or more sensory effects in a multimedia system: A method for synchronizing a content stream (10) and a script (70) comprises the acts of calculating (80) a fingerprint (30) comprising a number of bits, from a portion (20) of the content stream; determining (50) a time value (40) corresponding to the calculated fingerprint (30); synchronizing a portion of... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20100225811 - Synchronization of content from multiple content sources: An event as defined by a place and a time may be captured by multiple devices or individuals. Storing time information in association with the content item allows users to identify content associated with that event or any event. Time data may be provided in varying time bases depending on... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100225812 - Standby picture displaying method, mobile terminal and control program: A TV receiver is activated at the time of a transition to a standby condition of a mobile terminal (100) with the TV receiver, data on a standby screen saved beforehand is synthesized with data on a predetermined image, and the synthesized image is displayed. Thereafter, the predetermined image in... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100225813 - Television receiver: A television receiver cuts power supply to its built-in device which is overlapped with that of the external unit connected to the television receiver for reducing power consumption to cope with diversification of the external unit. The television receiver includes the tuner which receives a television broadcast signal, an external... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100225814 - Video display device, video output device, video system, and menu-screen-display control method: A video display device, a video output device, and a video system are provided, each of which has a user-interface having high usability in menu operation so that false operation may be prevented, and a menu-screen-display control method is provided. The menu-screen-display control method includes: determination process of determining which... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100225816 - Image signal processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: According to one embodiment, a memory stores demonstration image data. A set module outputs a set signal to order a demonstration. An image reading module reads the demonstration image data from the memory in response to the set signal. And a display control module controls execution of a demonstration mode... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100225815 - Systems methods and apparatuses for rendering user customizable multimedia signals on a display device: A receiver comprising a tuner for receiving a first piece of content and a processor configured to receive the first piece of content from the tuner and a second piece of content. The processor is further configured to combine the first piece of content with a portion of the second... Agent: Vishal Vincent Khatri
20100225817 - Real time motion picture segmentation and superposition: Various embodiments of separating a picture part of interest from an arbitrary background are described. The background may be a moving or still frame. The picture part of interest and background frames may be in or out of focus. One separation approach employs the difference between luminance and chrominance values... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps
20100225820 - Integrated analog video receiver: An analog video receiver implemented in an integrated circuit device. The analog video receiver includes an amplifier to amplify an analog video signal having a desired carrier frequency, and a mixing circuit to mix the amplified analog video signal with a complex sinusoid having a frequency substantially equal to the... Agent: Telegent Systems, Inc.
20100225819 - Methods and systems for correcting streaming video signals: The present disclosure is directed to methods, systems, and apparatuses for modifying streaming video signals to be shown on a visual display. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a streaming video signal with multiple display components. The method also includes isolating and transmitting the display components to a multiplier... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100225818 - Methods and systems for filtering a digital signal: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for removing spikes and/or speckle noise from a digital signal.... Agent: Matthew D. Rabdau Tektronix, Inc.
20100225821 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus is provided, including: a first image processing unit which converts an input image signal into a brightness signal and a chromaticity signal; and a second image processing unit which adjusts a bandwidth used to filter the chromaticity signal to correspond to a noise level of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100225822 - Digital receiver and method thereof: A digital receiver includes an analog front-end circuit, an automatic-gain controller, a compensation circuit, and a demodulator. The analog front-end circuit receives an input signal, adjusts an average amplitude of the input signal, and converts the adjusted input signal to generate a digital signal according to a control signal. The... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100225823 - Regional film cadence detection: The temporal sampling pattern of a sequence of images that represents a moving scene is classified into classes of temporal sampling patterns including “film”, “video” and “still”. Pixels in each image in the said sequence are classified according to the relationship between signed inter-image pixel-value differences f1 and f2 between... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100225824 - Multi-input multi-output time encoding and decoding machines: Methods and systems for encoding and decoding signals using a Multi-input Multi-output Time Encoding Machine (TEM) and Time Decoding Machine are disclosed herein.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100225825 - Terminated concatenated convolutional coding of m/h group data in 8vsb digital television signals: M/H Groups each begin with a respective trellis-initialization of ⅔ trellis coding used as inner convolutional coding of concatenated convolutional coding (CCC). Concluding each M/H Group with another trellis-initialization of ⅔ trellis coding terminates the inner convolutional coding of the CCC properly, facilitating bi-directional decoding thereof. Properly terminating the inner... Agent: Allen Leroy Limberg, Esq.
20100225826 - Method of locating a receiver that redistributes content: A method of identifying from a plurality of receivers a receiver which causes a redistribution of content, the method comprising making available a watermarked version of the content to only a subset of the plurality of receivers, determining if the watermarked version is subsequently being distributed, and eliminating one or... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100225827 - Apparatus and method for displaying image: Provided is an image display apparatus. The apparatus includes a tuner, a demodulator, a demultiplexer, a controller, an OSD controller, a graphic driver, and an OSD displayer. The tuner receives broadcasting signals, the demodulator demodulates signals of a channel selected by the tuner, and the demultiplexer demultiplexes signals demodulated by... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100225828 - Audio video system, control apparatus, output apparatus, and program: When a conventional audio video system is used, it is necessary to identify an input source of audio video information. For this reason, complicated operations and slow operation times have been a problem. A control apparatus (20) includes: an instruction receiving unit (201) for receiving an instruction to be provided... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100225829 - Tuner unit apparatus: A timer unit apparatus includes a main controller which controls receiving digital TV (television) signals, a sub controller which controls receiving analog TV signals, a demodulator which is located in a first communication line leading from the main controller to the tuner and switches modes of control signals transmitted from... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100225830 - Television channel scan: In accord with embodiments and implementations consistent with the present invention, rather than perform a full scan of every frequency to find a channel, the tuner is programmed to find a reasonable sample of channels. For example, the tuner can search for at least two or three (generalized as N)... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100225831 - Active-matrix substrate, display device, and television receiver: An active-matrix substrate includes: scanning signal lines; data signal lines; first storage capacitor wires; second storage capacitor wires; and pixels, disposed at intersections between the scanning signal lines and the data signal lines, each of which includes a plurality of sub-pixels. Each of the data signal lines is split into... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100220172 - Automatic video switching for multimedia conferencing: After a video conference is established, a video conferencing system receives a video stream from the participants of the video conference. One of the received video streams is transmitted to the conference participants (e.g. the video stream of the person currently speaking). The video conferencing system monitors a second one... Agent: Avaya Inc. Margaret Carmichael, Docketing Specialist
20100220173 - Estimation of panoramic camera orientation relative to a vehicle coordinate frame: A system and method are presented for estimating the orientation of a panoramic camera mounted on a vehicle relative to the vehicle coordinate frame. An initial pose estimate of the vehicle is determined based on global positioning system data, inertial measurement unit data, and wheel odometry data of the vehicle.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20100220174 - Method and apparatus for accessing multi-dimensional mapping and information: A method and apparatus for providing an interactive mapping and panoramic imaging application for utilization by a computer user is provided. A plurality of panoramic images are stored on a panoramic database, each panoramic image corresponding to a geographical location. A panoramic image is displayed on a screen and is... Agent: Booth Albanesi Schroeder LLC
20100220175 - Systems, apparatus and methods for subtitling for stereoscopic content: Systems, apparatus and methods are provided for the real-time positional manipulation of stereoscopic (3D) subtitles in a stereoscopic viewing environment. A stereoscopic subtitling workstation is provided for creating stereoscopic subtitling content for use with stereoscopic video content in which stereoscopic subtitling content can be manipulated and adjusted in real-time in... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20100220176 - Visual aid with three-dimensional image acquisition: The task of providing a device which makes it possible for the natural visual faculty of a partially vision-impaired person to be restored or supported as realistically as possible by means of a visual aid or visual prosthesis is achieved with the visual aid according to the invention in that,... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100220178 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and three-dimensional image display apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes: an adjustment amount setting section to set an adjustment amount of a parallax amount with respect to a two-dimensional image for left eye and a two-dimensional image for right eye; a difference calculation section to calculate a difference between brightness values of the two-dimensional image... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100220177 - Stereoscopic image display apparatus of net pattern: A stereoscopic image display apparatus is provided which includes an image display panel and a parallax barrier having parallax barrier pieces in the front of the image display panel. In the stereoscopic image display apparatus, the image display panel has a pixel pattern in which left-eye sub pixels and right-eye... Agent: Hyun Jong Park Park & AssociatesIPLaw LLC
20100220179 - Systems and methods for capsule camera control: Systems and methods are provided for environment change sensing corresponding to the capsule camera entering the colon from the small intestine. In the environment change sensing mode, the capsule camera is operated in a very low power mode by configuring the image sensor to use a small region of interest... Agent: Blairtech Solution LLC
20100220180 - Capture control for in vivo camera: Systems and methods are provided for capture control of video data from a capsule camera system having an on-board storage or wireless transmission. The capsule camera system moves through the GI tract under the action of peristalsis and records images of the intestinal walls. For some periods of time, the... Agent: Blairtech Solution LLC
20100220181 - Eye registration system for refractive surgery and associated methods: An orientation method for corrective eye surgery that registers pairs of eye images taken at different times and with the patient in different positions includes retrieving reference digital image data on an eye of the patient, including image data on an extracorneal eye feature. Real-time image data are collected that... Agent: Alcon
20100220182 - System and method for adjusting engine parameters based on flame visualization: In one embodiment, a system includes an engine that includes a combustion chamber and a viewing port into the combustion chamber. The engine also includes a camera configured to obtain an image of a flame in the combustion chamber through the viewing port and a controller configured to adjust a... Agent: Ge Energy-global Patent Operation Fletcher Yoder PC
20100220183 - Component placing apparatus: [Means for Solving the Problems] A component mounting apparatus (1) includes a placing head (4) that transports a chip component (6) supplied from a component supply portion (5) by sucking the chip component (6), and a suction position recognition camera (32) that is provided to be movable independently of the... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100220184 - Imaging and safety system and method for an industrial machine: An imaging system (40), safety system (58) or combined imaging and safety system (FIG. 1) for an industrial machine (20), including a light transmitter (26) and a corresponding receiver (28). In an imaging application, image data relating to a machine tool (22) and/or work piece (32) is derived from said... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20100220185 - Object inspection system: Early techniques for object inspection relied on human inspectors to visually examine objects for defects. However, automated object inspection techniques were subsequently developed due to the labour intensive and subjective nature of human operated inspections. Additionally, object characteristics such as object power and object thickness need to be determined after... Agent: Axis Intellectual Capital Pte., Ltd.
20100220186 - Method and system for detecting micro-cracks in wafers: An inspection method comprises receiving light emanating from a first surface of a wafer substantially along a first axis for obtaining a first image of the first surface therefrom, the wafer having a crack formed therein and the first image containing at least one portion of the crack. The inspection... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20100220187 - Optical measurement of fill level: The invention relates to the optical measurement of fill level in the aseptic bottling or packaging of biopharmaceuticals. The process according to the invention allows in particular in-process fill level measurement of primary packaging means filled with protein solution with small volumes and with considerable variations in the packaging means.... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation
20100220188 - Wireless video surveillance system and method with input capture and data transmission prioritization and adjustment: A surveillance system and method with at least one wireless input capture device ICD(s) and a corresponding digital input recorder (DIR) and/or another ICD, including the steps of providing the base system; at least one user accessing the DIR via user interface either directly or remotely; the DIR and/or ICD... Agent: Triangle Patents, P.l.l.c.
20100220190 - Apparatus and method for displaying bird's eye view image of around vehicle: The present invention features an apparatus and method for displaying a bird's eye view image of around a vehicle in a relatively simple manner without causing a large amount of processing load, in which a driver can easily perceive a three-dimensional obstacle placed adjacent to a seam.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100220189 - Device and method for monitoring vehicle surroundings: A vehicle surrounding monitoring device include at least one camera 2 installed in an own vehicle to image a video around the own vehicle, an obstacle sensor 3 for detecting an obstacle within an imaging range of the camera 2, a pixel synthesis unit 13 for receiving a camera image... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100220191 - Transaction recording system: A transaction recording system for use in recording a transaction occurring at a point-of-sale. The system includes a video capture device having a field of vision. The video capture device captures, produces and transmits video data signals representative of the field of vision of the device, and the video capture... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100220192 - Privacy ensuring covert camera: A device for monitoring a privacy sensitive area, includes an image receiving device, such as a camera, disposed inside a housing chassis. The image receiving device includes a camera lens. Additionally, a movable obstruction member configured to selectively obstruct a camera lens is disposed on the device and is configured... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100220193 - Systems and methods for processing infrared images: One or more embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for processing an infrared image to receive infrared image data of a non-uniform scene, apply column noise filter correction to the infrared image data, and/or apply row noise filter correction to the infrared image data, and provide corrected... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100220194 - Image processing device, image processing system, camera device, image processing method, and program: An image processing device includes: a detecting section configured to detect a plurality of objects by type from one input image; a generating section configured to generate image data on each of the objects detected by the detecting section as images of respective different picture frames by types of the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100220195 - Method and system for updating video data: A method, apparatus, and system for updating video data are disclosed herein. The first method disclosed herein includes: the MP receives an indication from the MC, detects the video quality of the video source, and requests the video data to be updated from the MC according to the detection result.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100220197 - Assisted video creation utilizing a camera: The invention allows for persons to create motion photo videos or MPVs from photographs, video segments, personal narratives or animation by use of templates. Templates are created for specific songs, may be created or further modified by any person. MPVs are novel because they very quickly and inexpensively enable users... Agent: Moodsync, Inc.
20100220196 - Image pickup system including image pickup device and connection device for connecting to external display device: An image pickup system including an image pickup device and a connection device is provided. The image pickup device includes an image pickup unit which picks up a subject image, a display unit, a first character image generation unit, and a first control unit. The first character image generation unit... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100220198 - Apparatus, method and program for receiving printing orders: A print order can be placed easily by use of a printing order reception apparatus. A printing order reception apparatus 1 has slots 3A to 3F for inserting therein various types of recording media and a digital camera including a recording medium. When the digital camera is inserted in the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100220199 - Method of processing and printing digital images: p
20100220201 - Digital image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: Provided are a digital image processing apparatus having improved hand-shake compensation performance by measuring a distance between the digital image processing apparatus and a subject to be photographed and performing hand-shake compensation by reflecting the measured distance, and a method of controlling the digital image processing apparatus. The method of... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100220200 - Still image acquistion device, still image acquistion method, and image fluctuation correction device: A still image acquisition device includes: a fluctuation detection unit (5) for detecting a horizontal or a vertical fluctuation generated in an imaging device; light refraction means (10A, 10B) for refracting light into an arbitrary direction; hand shake control means (6A) for controlling the refraction direction of the light by... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100220202 - Internet-based camera focusing method and apparatus: An Internet based camera providing cost-effective higher security and easier and quicker installation by internally determining a degree of quality measure and providing low latency feedback to the installer on adjusting focus.... Agent: Patentry
20100220204 - Device and method for providing a video signal of a virtual image: A device for providing a video signal of a virtual image based on a real image of a camera, the real image having an object, includes a processing device. One piece of positional information each is associated with the camera and the object. The processing device generates the video signal... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100220206 - Drive device and image pickup apparatus: Disclosed herein is a drive device including an imaging element creating a image signal relating to an object image, a securing body, a displacement body capable of displacement in a predetermined direction in a predetermined plane having a light-receiving surface of the imaging element with respect to the securing body... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100220205 - Image capturing device and method for adjusting photographing angle thereof: A image capturing device includes an image capture unit, a digital signal processor (DSP), a selection unit, an adjustment unit, a microprocessor, a storage unit, and a accelerometer. The image capture unit photographs a subject to output image data representing the subject to the DSP. The accelerometer detects an angle... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100220207 - Image editing apparatus, image capturing apparatus and medium storing image editing program: An image editing apparatus includes a selecting unit, an accepting unit, an extracting unit, and a calculating unit. The selecting unit selects any frame from a plurality of frames forming a moving image to be edited according to an instruction from a user. The accepting unit accepts designation of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100220203 - Image processing device: An image processing device that produces a restored image that gives people natural feeling when a shot image with longer exposure time on the way to image blurring due to hand jiggling or an end portion is restored. The image processing device comprises an image processing unit that produces a... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20100220208 - Image processing method and apparatus and digital photographing apparatus using the same: Provided are a digital photographing apparatus and method of performing different degrees of image processing on one or more faces in an image according to the distances of faces from the digital photographing apparatus or whether auto-focusing has been performed on the faces. Also provided are a digital photographing apparatus... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100220210 - Interactive system capable of improving image processing: An interactive system capable of improving image processing includes a reference device, a processing module and a controller. The reference device is used for transmitting and/or reflecting light signals within a predetermined spectrum. The processing module includes an image sensor, an estimation unit and a transmission interface. The image sensor... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100220209 - System and method for rectified mosaicing of images recorded by a moving camera: A system and method for generating a mosaic image from respective regions in a plurality of individual images, at least one of the regions being distorted and having a left and/or right edge that is tilted relative to a direction of view of the respective image. The distorted regions are... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100220211 - Photographing system for performing color correction of an image of a subject using spectroscopic information of the subject: A photographing system for photographing a subject includes a color information detecting section for detecting color information of the subject, a color image capturing section for capturing a color image of the subject, and a color correcting section for performing color correction of a color image captured by the color... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100220212 - Apparatus and method for capturing still images and video using coded lens imaging techniques: An apparatus for capturing images. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises: a coded lens array including a plurality of lenses arranged in a coded pattern and with opaque material blocking array elements that do not contain lenses; and a light-sensitive semiconductor sensor coupled to the coded lens array and positioned... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100220213 - Incorporating imaging unit position data: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to execute processing to capture an image; a GPS (Global Positioning System) device configured to execute position calculation processing based on data received from a satellite; a power-supply control unit configured to control power supply to the GPS device; an apparatus control... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100220216 - Digital camera with virtual memory: A digital camera captures successive first and second images using an image sensor to produce image data, and processes the image data of the successive first and second images. The processing of the second image overlaps processing of the first image in time. The processing of the two images includes... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)
20100220214 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes an imaging unit having a discrete pixel structure and being adapted to output directly signals of respective M sample points corresponding to M pixels per single frame in normal imaging for imaging at a first frame rate and to add signals... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100220215 - Video acquisition and processing systems: Embodiments of the present invention are video acquisition and processing systems. One embodiment of the present invention, video acquisition and processing systems include a sensor, image signal processor, and video compression and decompression components fully integrated in a single integrated circuit. The integrated sensor and image signal processor feature highly... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP
20100220218 - Imaging apparatus and method: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging device, a light guide mechanism, and a signal processing unit. The imaging device converts light incident on a photoelectric conversion portion of the imaging device into electric signals. The light guide mechanism, arranged adjacent to the photoelectric conversion portion of the imaging device, includes... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100220217 - Imaging apparatus, auto-focusing method and recording medium: An imaging apparatus including an imaging function having an imaging section configured such that a plurality of pixels are arrayed in a vertical direction and a horizontal direction, images a subject; a detecting function for detecting whether the imaging apparatus including the imaging section is held vertically or horizontally; a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100220219 - Signal processing apparatus allowing an increase in pixels without an increase in driving frequency and circuit area: A signal processing apparatus for carrying out signal processing on an input image signal and to output the result includes first correction processing means for carrying out correction processing dependent on pixels on the input image signal, second correction processing means for carrying out correction processing independent from pixels on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100220220 - Method of controlling digital photographing apparatus: A method of controlling a digital photographing apparatus to display an image is provided. The method includes obtaining an input image from an image input unit, and displaying, on a display unit, each of a plurality of display regions of the input image to be enlarged as an enlarged image.... Agent: Jason Y. Pahng And Associates, LLC
20100220221 - Highlight suppression image pickup apparatus: A highlight suppression image pickup apparatus includes a camera part provided with a lens optical system, an active filter part which is disposed in the vicinity of a focal plane of the camera part and which can control the amount of transmitted light, a light sensing device which senses a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100220222 - Image processing device, image processing method, and recording medium storing image processing program: A noise-level determining unit estimates the noise level of each pixel or each predetermined region formed of multiple pixels in at least one image among multiple images; a combining ratio determining unit determines, for each pixel or each region, a combining ratio on the basis of the noise level; and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100220223 - Noise reduction system, image pickup system and computer readable storage medium: A noise reduction system for performing noise reduction processing for an image signal taken in from an image pickup system, includes a local area extracting unit which sequentially extracts, from the image signal, a local area including a target pixel for which the noise reduction processing is performed; a first... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100220224 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a first storage unit for storing a first correction data for correcting a defective pixel signal outputted from a defective pixel of an image sensor, a detecting unit for detecting a defective pixel signal outputted from a defective pixel of the image... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100220225 - Digital photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and recording medium storing program to implement the method: Provided are a digital photographing apparatus, and associated method and recording medium with method instructions, by which smear generation during moving picture photographing or moving picture display is effectively reduced. The digital photographing apparatus includes an imaging device having an effective area that generates first image data from incident light... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100220226 - Front side implanted guard ring structure for backside illuminated image sensor: An image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate, a guard ring structure in the substrate, and at least one pixel surrounded by the guard ring structure. The guard ring structure is implanted in the substrate by high-energy implantation.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100220227 - Method of producing a solid-state image pickup apparatus, solid-state image pickup apparatus, and electronic apparatus: A method of producing a solid-state image pickup apparatus, including the steps of: forming a plurality of light-receiving portions on a substrate; forming a plurality of transfer gates to be connected to the plurality of light-receiving portions formed on the substrate; forming an insulation film on the substrate; exposing a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100220228 - Solid-state image sensor: A solid-state image sensor includes: a semiconductor substrate 22; a plurality of pixels 23 arranged on the semiconductor substrate 22 and respectively including photoelectric conversion regions 24; and an isolation region 25 electrically isolating the pixels 23 from one another. The first pixel 31 includes a first photoelectric conversion region... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100220229 - Image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus, and mobile terminal: An image pickup lens includes: a first lens with a positive power, including a convex surface facing the object side; an aperture stop; a second lens with a negative power, including a concave surface facing the image side; a third lens with a positive or negative power; a fourth lens... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100220230 - Method and apparatus for controlling auto focus, and digital photographing apparatus using the method and apparatus: Provided is a method and apparatus for controlling an auto focus (AF) function. The method performs AF only on an area that is converted according to a shape of a subject, instead of on an area in a predetermined frame. Accordingly, focus is accurately adjusted even in a backlight situation... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100220231 - Track for improved video compression: A computer readable medium for compressing video data with an edit track is provided. Generally, computer readable code for compressing video data is provided. The computer readable code for compressing comprises computer readable code for accessing the edit track to use data in the edit track during the compressing. A... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.
20100220232 - Pipelining techniques for deinterlacing video information: Pipelining techniques to deinterlace video information are described. An apparatus may comprise deinterlacing logic to convert interlaced video data into deinterlaced video data using multiple processing pipelines. Each pipeline may process the interlaced video data in macroblocks. Each macroblock may comprise a set of working pixels from a current macroblock... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC C/o Cpa Global
20100220233 - Closed caption data processing system and method: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that inserts closed caption information into an analog video signal. An exemplary embodiment of the system includes a first buffer adapted to store a current frame of closed caption data, a second buffer adapted to store a next frame of closed caption data... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100220234 - Image/sound supply apparatus, image/sound supply method, and computer program product: An image/sound output method in an image/sound supply apparatus connected to an image/sound output apparatus includes: receiving residual-quantity data indicating the residual quantity of a data buffer memory provided in the image/sound output apparatus from the image/sound output apparatus; storing a lower and upper limit value of the proportion of... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20100220235 - Method for composite video artifacts reduction: A method for composite noise filtering is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) generating a selection value in response to a stationary check identifying one of a plurality of blendings for a current item of a current field, (B) generating a filtered item in response to one... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation
20100220236 - Gradation control apparatus and gradation control method: According to one embodiment, a gradation control apparatus comprises a coring module configured to change the coring amount of a video signal according to the degree of movement of the video signal, a smoothing module configured to perform a gradation smoothing process on the video signal, and a parameter controller... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100220237 - Method and system for color correcting displays with different color gamuts: There are provided a method and system for color correcting displays with different color gamuts. The method includes performing color correction on source picture content, using at least one of a non-reference type display having a non-reference color gamut and a reference type display having a reference color gamut. The... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100220238 - Cross-color/dot interference reduction circuit, imaging apparatus having cross-color/dot interference function, and cross-color/dot interference reduction method: A cross-color/dot interference reduction circuit according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a signal generation unit configured to calculate a difference in an input signal between adjacent frames and generate a difference signal, a component extraction unit configured to extract a cross-color/dot interference component from the difference signal,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100220239 - Interpolation frame generation apparatus, interpolation frame generation method, and broadcast receiving apparatus: According to one embodiment, an interpolation frame generation apparatus according to one embodiment, which generates an interpolation frame image to be inserted between continuous frame images, includes a block specific detector configured to execute block matching processing in one of blocks included in the continuous frame images and determine a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100220240 - Digital television transmitter and method of coding data in digital television transmitter: A pre-processor pre-processes enhanced data packets by coding the enhanced data packets for forward error correction (FEC) and expanding the FEC-coded data packets. A data formatter adds first null data into first place holders within each pre-processed enhanced data packet. A first multiplexer multiplexes the main data packets with the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100220241 - Broadcast receiving system and control method therefor: A broadcast receiving system according to an embodiment of the invention, is equipped with a module for displaying an on-timer setting menu, and a control module for referring to an internal clock which is corrected with reference clock information obtained from the outside and performing power control in accordance with... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100220242 - Area and power efficient architectures of time deinterleaver for isdb-t receivers: A method and apparatus for de-interleaving interleaved data in a deinterleaver memory in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) based Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting Terrestrial (ISDB-T) receiver. In different embodiments, the apparatus comprises of a OFDM symbol counter along with a divider or a buffer pointer RAM with circular pointer... Agent: Rahman LLC
20100220243 - Systems and methods for calibrating power regulated communication circuitry: Systems and methods are provided for calibrating the control mechanism in a communication circuit to allow the communication circuit to maintain a desired output power level. The communication circuit includes a variable gain adjustment circuit and a power amplifier, which operate together to provide an output power level. A control... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100220246 - Backlight device and video display apparatus using the same: In a backlight device manufactured by simultaneously arranging a plurality of backlight blocks in a combination manner, while each of the backlight blocks is comprised of: a light emitting source containing an LED, or a fluorescent lamp; a light conducting plate for conducting light emitted from the light emitting source... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100220244 - Eletronic device, display device, and method of controlling audio/video output of an electronic device: An electronic device, a display device, and a method of controlling audio/video output of the electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device includes a data processing unit, a visual output unit, an audio output unit, and a user operating habit database. The data processing unit executes an application program, the... Agent: Wpat, PC
20100220245 - Reflection detection apparatus, display apparatus, electronic apparatus, and reflection detection method: A reflection detection apparatus includes: a light-emitting surface; a detection light output portion to obliquely emit detection light from an emission area as a part of the light-emitting surface; a plurality of light-receiving devices to selectively receive, as reflected detection light, the detection light that is emitted to an external... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100220247 - Digital correction module for video projector: A geometry correction module for a fixed pixel raster projector to project an image onto a projection surface is provided. The geometry correction module includes a receiver and a geometry corrector. The receiver collects an input pixels grid that represents an input image. The geometry corrector generates an output pixels... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20100220248 - Projection display: A system and method for displaying an image using projection optics is disclosed. In one embodiment, a projector comprises an array of display elements, each display element comprising a first layer which is at least partially reflective and a second layer which is at least partially reflective and spaced a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20100220249 - Display apparatus and display system: A display system comprising: a display apparatus; a frame; an engaging component (81) arranged on the display; an engaged component (82) engages to the engaging component (81) and connected to the frame via an elastic component (84); a preventing component (85) fixed to the engaged component (82), wherein the prevention... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100220250 - Remote display reproduction system and method: A system for mounting in a vehicle and for reproducing an image at least partially generated by a remote source and shown on a display of the remote source is provided. The system includes a display interface for providing a signal to the display. The system further includes a communications... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500Previous industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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