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Television October categorized by USPTO classification 10/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100271455 - Communication terminal, display image control method, program and medium: The communication terminal includes a videophone function, a voice communication function and the display part which displays a motion picture or a still picture. The communication terminal displays a picture acquired from an opposite party's communication terminal on a display part as a motion picture while executing the videophone communication.... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100271457 - Advanced video conference: Methods (and corresponding systems and computer program products) providing (1) flexible controls for the number of users that register and use a system, (2) flexible group contact management control, and (3) establishing a caller's video on each receiver's screen as soon as the caller makes a video conference call.... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100271456 - Conference details recording system: The invention provides a conference details recording system for recording various types of information presented during the course of a conference by associating the contents of the presentation with speakers and with words, phrases, etc. in the presentation together with time information so that any type of information as desired... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100271458 - Multi-input-driven entertainment and communication console with minimum user mobility: An information console is a system for providing information, entertainment and communication capabilities to any person or hospital patients, and those recovering at home comprising of a user interface for enabling the patient to interact with the system, a display unit for displaying video as well as providing visual feedback... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100271459 - Image processing method for multi-depth-of-field 3d-display: A multi-depth-of-field 3D-display image processing method is provided. An input image is divided into a foreground and a background signal, resolutions of the foreground and the background signals are compressed into half, the foreground and the background signals with half resolution are synthesized into a relay image to be displayed... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100271460 - Method for improving image quality and color compensating device and image processing device: A method for improving image quality in an image processing device comprises receiving an image signal comprising a plurality of field signals corresponding to a plurality of fields, each field signal comprising a plurality of pixel signals corresponding to a plurality of pixels, and each pixel signal comprising an original... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100271462 - System and method for decoding 3d stereoscopic digital video: Described herein is a MPEG-2 compatible stereoscopic 3D-video image digital decoding method and system. In order to obtain 3D-images from a digital video stream, modifications are made to the current MPEG2 decoders, by means of software and hardware changes in different parts of the decoding process. Namely, the video_sequence structures... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100271463 - System and method for encoding 3d stereoscopic digital video: In order to obtain three-dimensional images from a digital video stream, certain modifications have been made to the current MPEG2 coders; software and hardware changes in different parts of the coding process are made. In effect, the structures and the video_sequence of the video data stream are modified to include... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100271461 - Transmitting apparatus, stereoscopic image data transmitting method, receiving apparatus, and stereoscopic image data receiving method: There is provided a transmitting apparatus including an image data output unit that outputs stereoscopic image data including left-eye image data and right-eye image data for displaying a stereoscopic image, a data transmitting unit that transmits the stereoscopic image data output from the image data output unit to an external... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100271464 - Apparatus and method for processing image: Provided are an apparatus, a method, and a program for processing an image which reduces crosstalk and achieves high image quality. The method includes obtaining a differential signal by subtracting one input image signal of an object to be processed from another input image signal; applying a predetermined correction coefficient... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100271466 - Image processor for overlaying a graphics object: An image processor processes an assembly of data (DDS) that defines an elementary image and a graphics object. The assembly of data (DDS) comprises composition data (CS) that defines a given appearance of the graphics object in an output image, wherein the graphics object overlays a portion of the elementary... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100271465 - Receiving system and method of processing data: A receiving system and a method of processing data are disclosed herein. The receiving system includes a receiving unit, a system information processor, a decoding unit, and a display unit. The receiving unit receives a broadcast signal including a 3D content and system information associated with the 3D content. The... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100271467 - Light-field display: A light-field display is provided that renders a light-field at one or more viewing apertures through a microlens array. The light-field display includes a display such as a monitor that is positioned behind the microlens array. The monitor and the microlens array are positioned so that light emitted from a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100271470 - Method and aparratus for characterizing a person's skin imperfections: A method of characterizing a person's skin imperfections uses a digital color image-taking device to take at least one digital image of an area of skin including at least one imperfection to be characterized. An apparatus for characterizing the imperfections of the skin and a method for measuring the effectiveness... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100271468 - Multiple capsule camera apparatus and methods for using the same: A multiple capsule camera apparatus is disclosed to enhance the rate of detection and/or extend the overall imaging period. The multiple capsule camera apparatus coordinates the operations of the camera according to a schedule so that one camera may enter an active mode when the other camera is anticipated to... Agent: Blairtech Solution LLC
20100271469 - Site monitoring systems and methods: A site monitoring system and a method connected with a electronic device applicable for a sleeping baby in a crib are disclosed. The electronic device includes a camera, an acceleration sensor, and a processor. The system sets a first threshold value to detect a motion of the crib and sets... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100271471 - Information processing system: In an information processing system provided with a camera and a microphone, for transmitting and receiving information of a user to and from another information processing system through a transmission lime, image data of the user obtained by a camera is stored in a memory in advance. When one user... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20100271472 - Connector carrier for an optical fibre joint enclosure: An optical fibre joint enclosure includes a plurality of carriers for supporting a plurality of optical fibre connectors. At least one carrier is rotatable or pivotable between a first position and a second position, independent of an adjacent carrier. The first position is an in-use orientation of an optical fibre... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100271473 - Defect inspection system: A defect inspection system can suppress an effect of light from a sample rough surface or a regular circuit pattern and increasing a gain of light from a defect such as a foreign material to detect the defect on the sample surface with high sensitivity. When a lens with a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100271476 - method for processing light in a structure and a lighting system: This invention relates to a method for processing light in a structure, such as a room or a part thereof, a vehicle, etc., where several light sources are arranged in the structure. The light sources emit light carrying individual codes. A camera is arranged in a camera position of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100271475 - Compact snapshot polarimetry camera: An imaging polarimeter optics unit comprising: a first polarization-sensitive beam-splitter optic, a retarder, a second polarization-sensitive beam-splitter optic, and an analyzer, through which input light passes in sequence, wherein the retarder and polarization-sensitive beam-splitters cause the input light to have optical components that provide different information about the state of... Agent: Greenlee Sullivan P.C.
20100271477 - Spray angle measurement apparatus and method: Direction of material emitted from orifices is directly related to the effectiveness of spray devices to deliver the material to an intended location area. Improper emission direction results in material, such as medication, paint, or fuel, not reaching its intended target and causes cascading effects, such as improper patient dosing,... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100271474 - System and method for information feedback: An information feedback system includes a display module, an information acquisition module, a network module, and a processing module. The display module displays media content. The information acquisition module obtains numbers of viewers of the display module at different times in a time period. The processing module receives the numbers... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100271478 - Apparatus for playing back recorded video images related to event,and method thereof: An apparatus includes a recording unit configured to record a video image, a generation unit configured to generate, when a first type of event in which a state of an object changes is detected from the video image, an index associating the first type and a second type of event... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100271479 - Method and apparatus for remote multiple process graphical monitoring: A network of controllers for controlling and monitoring associated assay testing systems coupled to a remote monitoring unit for monitoring and controlling the controllers and/or the assay testing systems is disclosed. Each controller transmits a display image representing the status of the respective assay-testing system. The remote monitoring unit automatically... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100271482 - Imaging element unit: n
20100271481 - Maneuver assisting apparatus: A maneuver assisting apparatus is arranged on a vehicle that moves on a road surface, and includes a plurality of cameras that capture the road surface from diagonally above. A CPU repeatedly creates a complete-surround birds-eye view image relative to a road surface, based on a plurality of object scene... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20100271480 - Vehicular surveillance system: An on-board vehicular surveillance system for an occupied or unoccupied host vehicle is configured to capture and record car-accident related events caused by a target vehicle or any other object by at least one hidden recording camera. The camera is camouflaged for or incorporated in at least one of the... Agent: Leonid Bezborodko
20100271483 - Ultrasound receiving module and ultrasound detecting system and method and document camera using the same: An ultrasound receiving module includes an ultrasonic receiver, an amplifier and a detector. The ultrasonic receiver is used to receive at least one ultrasonic signal. The amplifier is electrically connected to the ultrasonic receiver for changing an amplitude of the ultrasonic signal with a predetermined magnification ratio, wherein the predetermined... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100271485 - Image photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A method of controlling an image photographing apparatus to track a subject using a non-viewable pixel region of an image sensor includes detecting a motion vector of a subject when a moving image is photographed, determining whether a non-viewable pixel region of an image sensor is present in the direction... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20100271484 - Object tracking using momentum and acceleration vectors in a motion estimation system: There is provided a method and apparatus for motion estimation in a sequence of video images. The method comprises a) subdividing each field or frame of a sequence of video images into a plurality of blocks, b) assigning to each block in each video field or frame a respective set... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20100271487 - Combing artifacts detection apparatus and combing artifacts detection method: A combing artifacts detection apparatus includes a feature-value calculating unit that calculates a feature value from an input image; a film-mode detecting unit that detects a film mode by using the feature value; and a pixel-difference calculating unit that calculates a pixel difference between fields by using 2:3 pulldown sequence... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20100271486 - Method and apparatus for providing robust display digital channel transmission: A method and apparatus for maintaining communication between an HDMI sources and an HDMI sink by monitoring data received from the HDMI source, and, based on the monitoring, dynamically switching between a first and a second mode without user intervention. The device may include a head end connector, a tail... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100271488 - Method for detecting corrupted payload in a serial digital interface video stream: The preferred method involves the use of an embedded data field within the video stream to transport a predetermined/known source string of data which in normal operation is carried intact through the entire head-end, grooming, distribution and access portions of the provider's network. An element or multiple elements are positioned... Agent: Alcatel-lucent
20100271489 - Imaging unit, apparatus comprising an imaging unit, a system, and methods for calibrating an imaging apparatus: An apparatus includes an electronic imaging module, a calibration memory including stored calibration data indicative of specific characteristics of said electronic imaging module, and at least one register including stored allocation data indicative of composition of said stored calibration data.... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100271491 - Photographing apparatus, control method for lens barrel of photographing appartus, printer, control method for printer, and printing system: In this photographing apparatus, when it is recognized that communication with an external device is possible, the operating mode is set to the communication mode, in which communication can be carried out with the external device. Once there is communication connection with the external device, signals to change the mode... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100271490 - Regional proximity for shared image device(s): Different aspects of the disclosure relate to either transmitting at least one portion of at least one image representation from, or receiving at least one portion of the at least one image representation at, a shared image device in a manner at least partially relying on a positioning of the... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100271493 - Information processing device, method of controlling information processing device, and recording medium: An information processing device converts images to image data and records the image data to a recording medium. The device includes a selector, an arrangement adjuster and an output. The selector selects desired image data to be output to a printing device from among the image data recorded in the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100271492 - Printing system, printing apparatus, image sensing apparatus, and control method: In a printing system in which a printer and digital camera are connected and image data transmitted by the digital camera is received and printed by the printer, the printer transmits information about image correction functions supported by the printer to the digital camera, the digital camera sets image correction... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100271494 - Motion vector detection apparatus, motion vector detection method, and image capturing apparatus: A frame is divided into blocks each having a predetermined size, and motion vectors are calculated for respective blocks. The blocks are classified into an object group including an object image and a background group as a background image based on the calculated motion vectors, and representative motion vectors of... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100271496 - Image pickup apparatus and image conversion method: To reduce degradation of image quality occurring upon correction of an image shake, provided is an image pickup apparatus including: an image pickup optical system; an image pickup element for photoelectrically converting an image formed by the image pickup optical system; a processing unit for processing a taken image; a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100271495 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A capturing parameter and a capturing image are obtained by an image capturing device which uses the capturing parameter. Correction data, which corresponds to an optical transfer function of the image capturing device derived from the capturing parameter, and a noise amount of the capturing image dependent on the capturing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100271497 - Portable traffic monitoring system and methods for use: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a traffic monitoring system and methods of use. This traffic monitoring system may be suitable for automatic monitoring of vehicle traffic at desired locations such as, for example, traffic lights, school zones, construction zones, remote locations, locations having high traffic accidents and/or locations... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100271502 - Image filtering: Pixels of an image (200) are coded as colour vectors specified by RGB values. The image (200) is filtered by calculating new colour vectors for the pixels on a pixel by pixel basis. A new colour vector for a subject pixel (201) is calculated from the average of neighbour pixels... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100271501 - Image transforming apparatus and method of controlling operation of same: First and second images are obtained by continuous shooting. Overall-image shake between the first and second images is detected and shake is corrected. If the image of an automobile, for example, contained in the first and second images is moving from capture of the first image to capture of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100271500 - Method for processing image and portable terminal having camera thereof: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for processing image data in a portable terminal including obtaining a first image having a first resolution for display from an image obtaining unit of the portable terminal, receiving a semi-shutter signal during display of the first image on a display unit of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100271499 - Perfecting of digital image capture parameters within acquisition devices using face detection: Within a digital acquisition device, acquisition parameters of a digital image are perfected as part of an image capture process using face detection within said captured image to achieve one or more desired image acquisition parameters. Default values are determined of one or more image attributes of at least some... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100271498 - System and method to selectively combine video frame image data: Systems and methods to selectively combine video frame image data are disclosed. First image data corresponding to a first video frame and second image data corresponding to a second video frame are received from an image sensor. The second image data is adjusted by at least partially compensating for offsets... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100271503 - Digital camera module white balance calibration method and apparatus using only single illumination source data: A method includes determining white balance calibration color ratios for a plurality of illumination sources by using a representative camera of a given type to establish a set of ratios. Because the ratios are fixed for the given camera type, a plurality of cameras of the type may store the... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.
20100271504 - Digital camera with overscan sensor: An electronic motion picture camera for recording a sequence of images includes a sensor device having a two-dimensional arrangement of sensor elements that generate electrical signals in dependence on an exposure to light. A first group of the sensor elements forms a recording region of the sensor device and generates... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100271505 - System and method for raw image processing: An automated RAW image processing method and system are disclosed. A RAW image and metadata related to the RAW image are obtained from a digital camera or other source. The RAW image and the related metadata are automatically processed using an Operating System service of a processing device to produce... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20100271506 - Audio/video capturing device having projecting function: An audio/video capturing device having a projecting function comprises a control unit, an audio/video module, an audio/video processing unit, a memory module, a projection module, a display module, an integrated connection unit, an operation interface, and a power module. The audio/video module is coupled with the control unit and configured... Agent: Raymond Sun
20100271510 - Focus control apparatus and optical apparatus: A focus control apparatus includes a signal generator for generating a first signal in accordance with a predetermined frequency component of an image signal obtained by photoelectrically converting an image of a subject formed by an image-taking optical system, a detector for detecting a second signal different from the first... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100271507 - Image capture parameter adjustment using face brightness information: A system and method of image capture parameter adjustment using face brightness information is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes determining a luma value based on a brightness variation within a selected portion of an image, where the selected portion of the image corresponds to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100271508 - Imaging apparatus, imaging control method, and imaging control program: An imaging apparatus includes: plurality of control units configured to control an imaging function; a requesting unit configured to request execution of start-up processing of a plurality of the control units; a detecting unit configured to detect movement to be applied to a device main unit; and a start-up control... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100271509 - Semiconductor device and drive recorder using same: A semiconductor device of the present invention is provided with a terminal for connecting a plurality of buses to the outside of the semiconductor device, a bus interface circuit for treating the plurality of buses as the same bus within the semiconductor device and a controller connected to the bus... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100271512 - Multiple exposure high dynamic range image capture: Techniques for creating a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image within a consumer grade digital camera from a series of images of a scene captured at different exposure levels, and displaying the HDR image on the camera's built-in display, are provided. The approach employs mixing images of the series to incorporate... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP Z2002
20100271511 - Processing multi-view digital images: Methods, apparatuses (100, 400, 1000), and computer program products for generating an enhanced digital image (490, 495, 1022) comprising a plurality of pixels are disclosed. Using a first digital image (420, 1020) captured from a first camera (124) and parity bits (410, 415, 1010) generated from a second digital image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100271513 - Selection of decorative picture suitable for input picture: A system and method for adding decorative images to a plurality of input images allows the decorative images to be easily selected. An image processing device includes a decorative image storage unit configured to store a plurality of decorative images, and a representative color acquisition unit configured to acquire a... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100271514 - Black level correction circuit and solid-state imaging device: A black level correction circuit includes: a counter counting a black signal level of an image; a black level determination section determining a feedback gain by comparing data outputted from the counter with a previously set threshold; an average value calculation section calculating an average value from data supplied from... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100271515 - Image generation apparatus and image generation method: To provide an image generation apparatus that generates a visually-favorable target video sequence in color using input video sequences of color components and that is least likely to have an insufficient transfer rate when obtaining the input video sequences. The image generation apparatus includes: an image receiving unit (101) that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100271516 - Image sensor with a spectrum sensor: There is provided an image sensor with a spectrum sensor including an image sensor region having a plurality of light-detection parts and a spectrum sensor region located in the image sensor region. The present invention provides an advantage of manufacturing a low-cost image sensor with a spectrum sensor. Thus, the... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100271517 - In-pixel correlated double sampling pixel: An in-pixel correlated double sampling (CDS) pixel and methods of operating the same are provided. The CDS pixel includes a photodetector to accumulate radiation induced charges, a floating diffusion element electrically coupled to an output of the photodetector through a transfer switch, and. a capacitor-element having an input node electrically... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
20100271518 - Solid-state imaging device and camera system: A solid-state imaging device includes at least a pixel unit, a trigger receiver, a storage controller, and a reading circuit. In the pixel unit, pixels are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix. The trigger receiver receives a first trigger which is a pre-instruction to start charge storage in the pixels and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100271519 - Binary conversion circuit and method, ad converter, solid-state imaging device, and camera system: A binary conversion circuit includes: a latch circuit that latches phase information of at least one clock signal when the level of a signal is inverted, the level of the signal being inverted based on its state; at least one conversion circuit that converts the latched phase information of the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100271520 - Da converter, solid-state imaging device, and camera system: A DA converter includes: an analog signal output section that generates an output current and a non-output current according to a value of a digital input signal in response to a gain control signal supplied to adjust gain, and that outputs an analog signal produced by current-voltage conversion of the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100271521 - Da converter, solid-state imaging device, and camera system: A digital-to-analog (DA) converter includes: an analog output section that generates an output current corresponding to a value of a digital signal in response to a bias voltage and outputs an analog signal which is obtained from the output current by current-to-voltage conversion; a current source; a current control section... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100271523 - Solid-state image capturing device and camera: A solid-state image capturing device according to the present invention includes: pixel units arranged in rows and columns for outputting pixel signals corresponding to the amount of received light; and a first and a second vertical signal lines which are provided in each column of the pixel units and transmit... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100271522 - Solid-state imaging device: The present invention provides a solid-state imaging device which is capable of high-speed and high-quality pixel mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixels; a row selecting circuit; a plurality of column signal lines each of which is provided to a corresponding one of columns of pixels, is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100271525 - Integrated ad converter, solid state imaging device, and camera system: An integrated AD converter includes: a comparator comparing an input voltage with a reference voltage with a ramp waveform whose voltage value linearly changes with time; a high-bit counter triggered by inversion of an output signal of the comparator to start or stop an operation of counting for every cycle... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100271524 - Multilayer image sensor pixel structure for reducing crosstalk: An image sensor pixel includes a substrate, a first epitaxial layer, a collector layer, a second epitaxial layer and a light collection region. The substrate is doped to have a first conductivity type. The first epitaxial layer is disposed over the substrate and doped to have the first conductivity type... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100271528 - Method of driving solid-state imaging device: The present invention has an object of providing a method of driving a solid-state imaging device which can reduce reading voltage even when transfer electrodes adjacent to reading electrodes are smaller than the reading electrodes as a result of miniaturization of pixels. The solid-state imaging device includes photodiodes and vertical... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100271527 - Solid-state imaging device and its production method: A solid-state imaging device of the type having photoelectric conversion elements formed in a matrix pattern on a semiconductor substrate, vertical transfer elements each of which reads signal charges from the photoelectric conversion elements arranged in the column direction and transfers the signal charges in the vertical direction, and a... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100271526 - Solid-state imaging device, method for driving the same, and camera system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel unit in which pixels, each of which converts light into a pixel signal and accumulates the pixel signal in accordance with a light exposure period, are arranged in a predetermined color layout and first-color pixel horizontal rows containing first-color pixels and second-color pixel... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100271529 - Transfer pulse generator circuit and image pickup apparatus: A transfer pulse generator circuit for outputting a vertical register transfer pulse includes transfer pulse control circuit for controlling to set rise and fall timings of the vertical register transfer pulse to desired timings in a predetermined period.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100271530 - Digital camera: A digital camera of the present invention includes a microcomputer 110 having a live view mode controlling so that image data generated by a CMOS sensor 133 or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the CMOS sensor 133 to predetermined processing is displayed on a liquid... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100271531 - Digital camera: A digital camera of the present invention includes a microcomputer 110 having a live view mode controlling so that image data generated by a CMOS sensor 133 or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the CMOS sensor 133 to predetermined processing is displayed on a liquid... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100271532 - Digital camera: A digital camera of the present invention includes a microcomputer 110 having a live view mode controlling so that image data generated by a CMOS sensor 133 or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the CMOS sensor 133 to predetermined processing is displayed on a liquid... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100271533 - Image recordation device with a plurality of lenses: Through the use of image recordation devices that have at least two lenses with non-overlapping fields of view, a photographer can better record a memorable event. Additionally, through the inclusion of a timing module, a user can record a plurality of candid images about these events at regular or irregular... Agent: Kalow & Springut LLP
20100271534 - Document camera: A document camera includes a liquid lens and an extended depth of field (referred to as EDoF) module. The liquid lens adjusts its diopter value in accordance with a voltage value provided by a control circuit, and is used to form an image with a longer image distance from an... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100271535 - Solid-state imaging device, imaging apparatus, and method of driving the solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor substrate; plural photoelectric conversion units formed side by side on the semiconductor substrate to form a light receiving unit; a peripheral circuit formed in a portion on an outside of the light receiving unit on the semiconductor substrate; a wiring section formed on... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100271536 - Blended autofocus using mechanical and softlens technologies: A blended approach to achieving best system-level autofocus in a camera module where conventional mechanical autofocus techniques (and their associated filter algorithms) are used in conjunction with softlens autofocus techniques. In this manner, the mechanical autofocus approach needs only get close to the best focus position (thereby relaxing its tolerances)... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC
20100271537 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and computer-readable storage medium storing program therein: An imaging apparatus is equipped with a voltage control section, which individually controls the focus distance of a lens managed on the basis of each of a plurality of pieces of management information in accordance with a predetermined control condition corresponding to each of the pieces of management information and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100271538 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes: an image sensor including a plurality of charge storage-type photoelectric conversion elements disposed along a first and a second direction; a rolling shutter control unit that executes storage control to store electrical charges in a first element row and in a second element row with different... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100271539 - Electronic device and imaging apparatus: An electronic device (e.g., an imaging apparatus) is implemented to obtain excellent sound effects while miniaturization and slimming down are achieved. An electronic device (e.g., an imaging apparatus) has a casing; a sound emitting device that has a sound emitting portion and is provided inside the casing; a movable member... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100271540 - Eyeball device for use in robots: Various embodiments of an eyeball device for use in robots are provided. In one embodiment, the eyeball device has an eyeball, a main part having a camera, a frame having first and second sections, first and second actuators, a first connecting member and a second connecting member. The first section... Agent: Jones Day
20100271541 - Camera module with piezoelectric actuator: A camera module includes a positioning plate, a positioning frame, a spring member, a lens holder, and a piezoelectric actuator. The positioning frame is fixed to the positioning plate and defines a positioning through hole. The spring member is disposed on the positioning plate and in a compressed state. The... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100271544 - Method and apparatus for output setting in a portable terminal: An apparatus and method for providing an output setting in a portable terminal includes an external output setting unit and a controller. If a connection with an external device is determined, the external output setting unit determines an output format supported by the external device. The controller automatically changes system... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100271543 - Portable electronic device and image data communication method thereof: A portable electronic device and an image communication method thereof are provided. The portable electronic device includes a display, a processing module and a memory. The processing module provides frame data of a corresponding frame for the display to show, enables the portable electronic device to emulate a virtual storage... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100271542 - Stroke-to-raster video conversion method having error correction capabilities: Methods of performing stroke-to-raster video conversion having leading-edge error correction and/or falling-edge error correction are provided. Incoming data is pipelined before being written into a frame buffer. This allows each sample of data to be manipulated based on information obtained in samples that occur both before and after it. Highly... Agent: Matthew J. Esserman
20100271545 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes a conversion unit for converting first video data having a first frame rate to second video data having a second frame rate which is “n” times as high as the first frame rate (“n” is an integer of two or larger), and a display unit for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100271546 - Flat high panoramic display: Apparatus and method for showing images and text separately and simultaneously on a common screen having a first display for showing TV images and a second display for showing text where the first and second displays are located adjacent to each other. The first display is a flat high resolution... Agent: Eli Weiss, Esq. Oakwood Law Group, LLP
20100271547 - History information recording device and image display equipment including the same: A history information recording device is provided to an image display equipment, for recording, as history information, information about operations that have been executed in the image display equipment up to a present time. The history information recording device includes a connection terminal to which an external storage medium is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100271548 - Video apparatus: A video apparatus includes plural interface sections such as HDMI (Registered Trademark) sections for connection with plural video signal sources, a function transferring section which transfers functions of the interface sections, and one or more function blocks for use in common to the plural interface sections. The functions are assigned... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100271549 - Image display device and image display method: An image display device includes: a display part 4 that displays a video image based on an input signal; a video image adjusting part 33 for adjusting a parameter of the video image; and a region selecting part 31 for selecting a region in the video image, with respect to... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100271550 - Crt to lcd conversion: A method and apparatus are provided for providing a cockpit display in an aircraft. The method includes the steps of receiving a plurality of independent signals formatted for generating a cockpit image on a cathode ray tube of the aircraft, converting the received plurality of analog signals into an equivalent... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20100271551 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus comprises an image decoding unit and a static noise reducing unit. The image decoding unit decodes a data stream and generates a plurality of image comprising a current image. The static noise reducing unit, coupled to the image decoding unit, generates a first adjustment value of... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100271553 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method for performing correction processing on input video: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention extracts a characteristic value of a luminance in relation to respective fields of an input video, and determines the presence of a scene change between adjacent fields. A gamma curve is then generated on the basis of the magnitude of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100271552 - Intelligent digital photo frame: A digital photo frame (DPF) includes a power management unit connected to a power source, configured for distributing power from the power source to the DPF; a display panel configured for displaying displayable media; a sound sensor configured for detecting sound waves around the DPF and generating a sound signal... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100271554 - Method and apparatus for motion estimation in video image data: The present invention is related to a method and an apparatus for motion estimation using a vector histogram providing a ranking of most and less used vectors and motion compensation in video image data and especially for line based field rate up-conversion motion estimation and motion compensation of video image... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100271555 - Enhanced vsb viterbi decoder: An enhanced VSB receiver includes a tuner which tunes an RF signal and converts it into an IF signal, an IF mixer which converts the IF signal into a baseband signal, and a demodulator which demodulates the baseband signal signal into a VSB signal. The enhanced VSB receiver further includes... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100271557 - Digital television transmitter/receiver and method of processing data in digital television transmitter/receiver: A digital television (DTV) transmitter and a method of processing data in the DTV transmitter/receiver are disclosed. In the DTV transmitter, a pre-processor pre-processes the enhanced data by coding the enhanced data for forward error correction (FEC) and expanding the FEC-coded data. A packet formatter generates one or more groups... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100271556 - Mobile electronic device having content transmission interface: The mobile electronic device for reproducing digital content includes a body and a content transmission interface connector. The body is configured to store and process the digital content, where the digital content includes high-quality uncompressed video data. The content transmission interface connector includes a male connector configured to be connected... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100271558 - Hybrid receiver architecture using upconversion followed by direct downconversion: A receiver configured to selectively receive an RF signal from an operating band having a plurality of RF channels. The receiver is configured to upconvert the desired RF channel to an intermediate frequency (IF) greater than the RF channel frequencies. The upconverted RF channel is downconverted to baseband or a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100271559 - Network accessible display: An apparatus for playing visual content and audio content to a user. A display screen is provided that is physically integrated into the apparatus. A video-image processing circuit is provided to play visual content on the display screen and an audio processing circuit is provided to play audio content on... Agent: Patent Venture Group
20100271561 - Audio based methods and apparatus for detecting a channel change event: Methods and apparatus for detecting a channel change event are disclosed. capturing a television audio signal having first, second, and third portions, the first portion occurring earlier in time than the second portion and the second portion occurring earlier in time than the third portion, identifying at least one of... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100271560 - Audio processing apparatus and audio processing method: An audio processing apparatus includes: a transmission signal input/output unit that inputs or outputs a video signal, an audio signal, and a control signal; a reproduction processing unit that reproduces the audio signal inputted to the transmission signal input/output unit or an audio signal inputted to any other audio signal... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100271562 - Modular led illumination system and method: The present invention is directed to an illumination system. The illumination system comprises a plurality of modules comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) adapted to emit light signals. The illumination system further comprise a plurality of lens elements disposed subsequent to the modules, such that the plurality of... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100271563 - Filter and video projector including filter: A slide-type filter for detachably attaching to a housing of an electrical device. The filter includes a filter element. A support frame portion supports the filter element. A finger insert portion extends from the support frame portion and includes an insertion opening into which a finger is insertable. A lid... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20100265311 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for a smart fixture: A device having a monitor operable to display information to a customer. The device further including a touch sensitive module coupled to the monitor. Also, the device has an image capturing module operable to capture an image of the customer. Additionally, the device has a storage unit operable to store... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100265312 - Portable terminal with projector and method for displaying data thereon: A portable terminal equipped with a projector and a method for displaying data using the portable terminal provides capabilities for both conferencing and video presentations. When a projection function is selected in the portable terminal while the portable terminal is making a video call with other portable terminal, presentation data... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100265314 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method capable of transmission/reception and recording of image file obtained by panoramic image shot: In recording an image file that is shot by panoramic image shooting, a plurality of pieces of image data are recorded in the image file, and therefore there is a problem that the file size increases. Although it is possible to reduce the file size by applying higher compression processing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100265313 - In-camera generation of high quality composite panoramic images: Apparatus and method for automatically generating panoramic still photographs from a sequence of images collected during panning. Programming within the camera allows creating the panoramic image output from multiple captured stills and/or video frames without laborious user “stitching”. A sequence of images are captured under control of the camera which... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100265315 - Three-dimensional image combining apparatus: A three-dimensional image combining apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain data of a main image as an image enabling stereoscopic view, data of an additional image to be combined with the main image and be displayed, and position information for defining a display position in a depth direction... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100265318 - 3d biplane microscopy: A microscopy system is configured for creating 3D images from individually localized probe molecules. The microscopy system includes a sample stage, an activation light source, a readout light source, a beam splitting device, at least one camera, and a controller. The activation light source activates probes of at least one... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20100265317 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus of the present invention includes: a photographing section that can photograph a subject from a plurality of viewpoints with parallax, and can photograph a 2D moving image of the subject obtained by photographing from at least one of the viewpoints and a 3D image of the... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100265316 - Three-dimensional mapping and imaging: Imaging apparatus includes an illumination subassembly, which is configured to project onto an object a pattern of monochromatic optical radiation in a given wavelength band. An imaging subassembly includes an image sensor, which is configured both to capture a first, monochromatic image of the pattern on the object by receiving... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20100265319 - Method of displaying an image in three dimensions and panel thus produced: The invention seeks to make it possible to display an image in three dimensions without additional display means, and to furnish a device that is easy to implement and applicable to drawings and paintings. To that end, a purpose of the invention is a direct display panel of images in... Agent: Clark & Brody
20100265320 - System and method for improved forensic analysis: A system and method for analyzing a forensic sample. A forensic sample is illuminated nondestructively with light of a first wavelength λ1. A first image of the forensic sample is imaged using light emitted at a second wavelength λ2, the second wavelength filtered by a multi-conjugate tunable filter. A second... Agent: Chemimage Corporation
20100265321 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes first light sources that have first frequency characteristics; second light sources that have second frequency characteristics different from the first frequency characteristics and that are arranged in positions different from those of the first light sources; an imaging unit that generates an image of a subject... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100265322 - Imaging device, endoscope system and imaging method: An image generating device includes a first image-information generating unit that generates first image information based on a plurality of pieces of acquired color element information, a color-component detecting unit that detects a predetermined color component based on each piece of color element information, a color-component eliminating unit that eliminates... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100265323 - System for and method of focusing in automated microscope systems: The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to focusing in automated microscope systems. In general, in one implementation, the technique includes obtaining an image of at least a portion of a scan region, analyzing the image to find an area in the image representing a sample, determining a nature... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100265324 - Optical method and system for generating calibration data for use in calibrating a part inspection system: An optical method and system for generating calibration data are provided. The calibration data is for use in calibrating a part inspection system. The method includes supporting a calibration device having a central axis and a plurality of regions which are rotationally symmetric about the axis. The method further includes... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100265325 - Lane departure warning system: A lane departure warning system (LDWS) installed on vehicles is revealed. The LDWS includes a camera that captures road images and the data of images is sent to an electronic control unit (ECU) for processing and recognition. The ECU is directly connected with a global positioning system (GPS) that provides... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100265326 - Sensory enhancement method and system for visual media: A sensory enhancement method and system for visual media provides a user with additional sensory information associated with visual events displayed upon a view screen. The system comprises a sensory-information-delivery chamber, at least one air source, and central processing machinery. The chamber comprises a framework, vent assemblies, a support platform,... Agent: Meroni + Meroni
20100265327 - System for recording surroundings: A system and method to record the surroundings for a movable device. The system has at least one sensor for the visual recording of the surroundings, as well as respectively at least one sensor for recording the direction of motion and the orientation of the device, the system being developed... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100265328 - Camera device capable of synchronously shooting images inside and outside a car: A camera device includes a case having a first camera and a second camera arranged therein. The case is assembled from a first and a second half-case. The first camera is used to shoot images of the driver inside a car and the second camera is used to shoot images... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100265329 - Lightweight platform for remote sensing of point source mixing and system for mixing model validation and calibration: An aerial remote sensing platform remotely collects information including environmental monitoring data. The aerial remote sensing platform includes a camera, a microcontroller, and sensors. A ground base station communicates with the aerial remote sensing platform. The microcontroller monitors a pitch, a yaw, and a roll of the aerial remote sensing... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100265330 - Intelligent headlight control using camera sensors: A system and method for intelligently controlling headlights receive a multiplicity of images that represent frames of a video sequence of an external environment of a vehicle. At least one bright spot, or blob, is found that stands out from a dark background of the external environment within each frame... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100265331 - Surveillance camera apparatus and surveillance camera system: A wide-angle camera is fixed to direct an optical axis in a fixed direction. A telephotographic camera can be inclined in panning and tilting directions to change an aiming direction of its optical axis. An image signal from the wide-angle camera is evaluated. When an image of a moving object... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100265332 - Ir camera with improved parameter interpretation and image control: Embodiments of the invention relate to an IR camera for capturing thermal images of an imaged view, the IR camera comprising an IR camera display configured to display the captured thermal images to a user of the IR camera; a display control unit configured to control the IR camera display... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100265333 - Quantum nanodot camera: A quantum nanodot camera, comprising: a quantum nanodot camera sensor including: at least one visible pixel sensor configured to capture scenes including actors and/or objects in a visible band; and at least one IR pixel sensor configured to capture motions of at least one quantum nanodot (QD) marker tuned to... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100265334 - Automatic adjustments for video post-processor based on estimated quality of internet video content: A system including a quality estimation module configured to estimate a visual quality of video content based on data from a decoder module. The system further including a settings database configured to store a plurality of predetermined settings. The settings database outputs at least one of the predetermined settings in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20100265336 - Digital camera and method for testing the function of a digital camera: The invention refers to a digital camera 1 which can be used in a motion sensor 4. In order to be able to test the function of the camera, a light source 3 is provided which irradiates at least a part of the sensing matrix 2. The processor device 5... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20100265335 - Image calibration method and image processing system utilizing the method: An image calibration method includes: (a) sensing at least one target pixel of a sensing row from an effective pixel region of an image sensor to generate at least one target pixel value; (b) sensing at least one reference pixel of a shading region in the image sensor to generate... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100265337 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium: When an instruction of shooting a moving image is given in a mail writing mode, a mobile communication terminal detects the instruction, controlling an image pick-up unit 10 and image pick-up controlling unit 12 to continuously shoot images for a certain period of time. Plural images are obtained and displayed... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100265338 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and recording medium for electronic equipment including an electronic camera: A personal computer to which electronic equipment, such as, an electronic camera is connected reads recording units that are recorded in the electronic camera and displays a table consisting of recording information. In recording information such as a main image, a sub image and sound in the electronic camera, data... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100265340 - Control apparatus, control method, and computer-readable recording medium: A control apparatus for controlling an image capture apparatus includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit transmits a first command to the image capture apparatus if a predetermined area in a captured image received from the image capture apparatus and a pointer operated by an operation... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100265339 - Central processor for digital camera: A central processor for a camera having printing capabilities includes a CPU core for interpreting a programming script inputted thereto; a vector processor connected to the CPU core via a data cache, the vector processor for executing image processing processes instructed by the programming script; an input buffer connected to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100265341 - Image stabilization circuit: A first high-pass filter comprising a low-pass filter which allows only a frequency component of an input signal less than or equal to a first frequency to pass, a latch unit which latches an output of a low-pass filter according to a control signal, and a calculating unit which outputs... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100265344 - Auto-triggered fast frame rate digital video recording: This disclosure describes techniques for triggering recording of digital video in a fast frame rate mode. In one example, a digital video recording apparatus includes a video sensor that captures digital video data at a fast frame rate in a fast frame rate mode, a video buffer that buffers the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100265342 - Motion information assisted 3a techniques: A method for adjusting parameters in a video capture device using motion information is disclosed. Motion information that indicates motion of a video capture device is determined. The motion information is compared to an upper bound and a lower bound. An aggressiveness level that indicates a change in a white... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100265343 - Image stabilization driving assembly: An image stabilization driving assembly that corrects a shake of a digital camera includes a driving plate in which a correction lens is mounted and that operates in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis; a base plate that supports the driving plate at a rear of the driving plate;... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100265345 - Vehicle based night-vision arrangement and method for operating the same: A vehicle based night-vision arrangement includes a night-vision camera, an analyzer unit for analyzing image information collected by the night-vision camera and extracting a kind and/or position of a probable obstacle ahead in a driving direction of the vehicle; and a control unit to initiate producing a light spot on... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100265346 - Camera system and method for amalgamating images to create an omni-focused image: This invention relates to a system and method for creating an omni-focused image. Specifically, this invention relates to a system and method for electronically amalgamating images using real-time distance information to create an omni-focused image. The system of the invention comprises one or more video cameras aimed at a scene... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP
20100265351 - Communication-controlling apparatus and control method thereof, and image capturing apparatus: When storing an image file in an external recording medium with a communication function that is configured to automatically transfer a JPEG file stored in a predetermined directory, the apparatus stores a thumbnail image obtained by reducing an image size of a primary image in a predetermined directory. The primary... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100265349 - Digital camera module: Provided is a digital camera module. The digital camera module includes an image sensor generating an electrical signal including a video signal and a clock signal and an optical interconnection unit converting the at least one of the video and clock signals into an optical signal to transmit the converted... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100265352 - Image processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus that enables a demosaicing process to be accurately carried out on a color image signal. With respect to a color mosaic image signal related to each pixel generated by photoelectrical conversion of an optical image reflecting a subject image, an interpolation process is carried out in... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100265353 - Image processing device, image sensing device and image reproduction device: There is provided an image processing device which uses a main image and a sub-image shot at different times to generate an output image. The image processing device includes a subject detection portion which detects a specific subject from each of the main image and the sub-image and detects the... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100265354 - Image processing system, image processing method, and computer readable medium: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a parameter storage that stores, in association with a plurality of attributes, a plurality of image processing parameters for respectively rendering subject images of different attributes from each other, into high image quality; and an image generating section that generates a high quality... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100265347 - Methods, electronic devices, and computer program products for encoding image files to facilitate browsing thereof: An electronic device is operated by receiving a first image file, generating a second image file by encoding the first image file using an encoding technique such that it is less complex to decode the second image file than it is to decode the first image file, and associating the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20100265355 - Phase correction plate, imaging system and apparatus, mobile phone, in-vehicle device, monitor camera, endoscopic apparatus, digital camera, digital video camera, and lens unit: A phase correction plate is mounted on an imaging lens. The phase correction plate is structured in such a manner that the phase difference of light that has passed a middle region of the phase correction plate is lower than the phase difference of light that has passed a peripheral... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100265350 - Solid-state image pickup element, optical apparatus, signal processing apparatus, and signal processing system: The solid-state image pickup element 1A includes a pixel unit 10A which converts light into electric signals, an A/D convertor 11A which converts the signals read from the pixel unit 10A into digital signals, an optical communication unit 12A which converts the signals digitalized by the A/D convertor 11A into... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100265348 - Systems and methods for image data transfer: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for efficient image data transfer and/or storage. As an example, some embodiments of the present invention provide data storage systems that include an image capture device, a storage medium and a processor. The image capture device generates a first still... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)
20100265357 - Generation of simulated long exposure images in response to multiple short exposures: Simulating a long exposure-time image from a sequence of short exposure-time images captured at slightly different times. The sequence of images is combined in a temporal integration process to create a long exposure image that simulates the output from a still camera, steadied by a tripod, whose light-sensitive material has... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100265356 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, image capturing appartus and image processing program: There is described an image processing method, which makes it possible to continuously and appropriately corrects excessiveness or shortage of light amount in the flesh-color area. The image processing method includes: a light source condition index calculating process for calculating an index representing a light source condition of the captured... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100265358 - System and method for image correction: A system and method for correcting image data. Embodiments of the present invention provide calibration and image correction to overcome various lens effects including lens shading and lens imperfections. In one embodiment, the correction of image data is performed via utilization of a spline surface (e.g., Bezier surface). The use... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100265359 - Output image adjustment of image data: A CPU calculates modified brightness correction amount tCurve_Y with consideration of exposure correction amount (or exposure value) EV if photography information PI (or Exif IFD) is included in image data GF. Specifically, the modified brightness correction amount tCurve_Y is calculated by dividing original brightness correction amount tCurve_Yorg by 2|EV|. Therefore,... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100265360 - Map display apparatus, map display method, and image pickup apparatus: In step ST11 of FIG. 5, a map image is displayed. In step ST12, moving-route marks are added to the map image. In step ST13, image-pickup-position marks are added to the map image. In step ST14, a current position mark is added to the map image. In step ST15, a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100265361 - Imaging device and imaging method: A imaging device includes an imaging element; a memory unit configured to temporarily store pieces of image data captured individually at predetermined timings via the imaging element; a comparator configured to compare the image data recorded in the memory unit to detect whether an image change greater than or equal... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100265363 - Zoom lens optical system: The present invention relates to a zoom (magnification variable) lens optical system that is used for a mobile phone camera or a digital camera. The zoom lens optical system includes, along a light axis in order of arrangement from an object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell
20100265362 - Zoom optical system and image pickup apparatus provided with the same: A zoom optical system comprising, in order from the object side, a first lens unit with negative power, a second lens unit with positive power, a third lens unit with positive power, and a fourth lens unit, wherein spacing between the first lens unit and the fourth lens unit is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100265365 - Camera having image correction function, apparatus and image correction method: A camera 1 for forming an image using an imaging lens 3 comprises a distortion correction unit 44 which, when a distortion of an image is corrected based on a focal length of the imaging lens 3 and an incident angle of rays from an object to the imaging lens... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100265364 - Self-correcting adaptive long-stare electro-optical system: An imaging platform minimizes image distortion when there is relative motion of the imaging platform with respect to the scene being imaged where the imaging platform may be particularly susceptible to distortion when it is configured with a wide field of view or high angular rate of movement, or when... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)
20100265366 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes an evaluation value calculation unit configured to acquire an evaluation value from image data, a reduction coefficient calculation unit configured to calculate a reduction coefficient based on the evaluation value, a reduction unit configured to subject the image data to image processing to reduce color... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100265367 - Video camera: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue and red image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100265368 - Analog dark average circuit and method for an image sensor: An analog dark-signal averaging circuit and method for an image sensor are disclosed. Each sub-circuit of the dark-signal averaging circuit correspondingly inputs a signal from a pixel circuit of the image sensor, and each sub-circuit includes a correlated double sampling (CDS) circuit. The capacitors of the sub-circuits are controllably coupled... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100265369 - Image capturing device with two moveable camera modules: An image capturing device includes an adjustment assembly and two camera modules. The adjustment assembly includes a base, a driving member fixed on the base, and two supporting boards. The driving member includes an elastic connecting board having two ends connected to the base, a rigid board fixed to the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100265370 - Producing full-color image with reduced motion blur: 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: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100265371 - Image sensor circuit: An image sensor circuit comprises at least one pixel cell for providing an output signal which is variable according to illumination of said pixel cell between a maximum and a minimum level, an analogue-to-digital converter for converting output signals from said pixel cell into digital data, and an offset signal... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100265372 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor substrate; photoelectric conversion units formed in array on the semiconductor substrate and forming a light receiving unit; and wiring sections formed in positions among the photoelectric conversion units. The wiring sections include wiring bodies formed by superimposing wiring layers on the light receiving... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100265373 - Solid state image pickup device and driving method therefor: The objective of this invention is to provide a solid-state image pickup device and its driving method that has a minimum circuit area and a wide dynamic range. The invention includes: a sensor array SA; a memory M; and a signal determination circuit DC. The sensor array has plural pixels... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100265374 - A/d converter, solid-state imaging device and camera system: An A/D converter includes: plural comparators to which reference voltages as ramp waves different from each other are supplied, which are configured to compare the supplied reference voltages with an analog input signal; and plural latches arranged so as to correspond to the plural comparators, which are configured to count... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100265375 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a light-receiving element; and a multilayer film which is disposed on a side of a light-receiving surface of the light-receiving element and is formed by laminating a plurality of layers made of materials having different refractive indices, in which a defect layer is included in... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100265377 - Method of driving an image sensor, and an image pickup apparatus: When an external trigger is received as a predetermined signal after receiving a signal concerning a start of imaging, controls are carried out to stop driving of a CCD type solid-state image sensor (CCD) from receipt of the signal concerning a start of imaging until receipt of the external trigger,... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100265376 - Semiconductor image device: A line sensor includes a second conductive type semiconductor substrate where a first conductive type well region is formed, a pixel line formed in the well region, a plurality of pixels being formed on the well region, the plurality of pixels generating charges corresponding to an incident light, a CCD... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100265379 - Digital camera: A digital camera of the present invention includes a microcomputer 110 having a live view mode controlling so that image data generated by a CMOS sensor 133 or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the CMOS sensor 133 to predetermined processing is displayed on a liquid... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100265378 - Digital picture frame with light-shielding carrying portion: An exemplary digital picture frame includes a frame body, a supporting portion, a carrying portion, an image capturing unit and light sources. The frame body includes a rear surface. The supporting portion extends from the rear surface and is configured for supporting the digital picture frame on a supporting surface.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100265381 - Imaging device: Disclosed herein is an imaging device, including: an imaging lens having an aperture stop; an imaging element adapted to obtain image data based on received light; and a microlens array provided in the focal plane of the imaging lens between the imaging lens and imaging element, the microlens array including... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100265382 - Ultra-wide angle mems scanner architecture: An optical microscanner achieves wide rotation angles utilizing a curved reflector. The optical microscanner includes a moveable mirror for receiving an incident beam and reflecting the incident beam to produce a reflected beam and a Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) actuator that causes a linear displacement of the moveable minor. The... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20100265380 - Variable power optical system, imaging device, and digital device: A variable power optical system (1) comprises a first lens group (11) having a negative optical power, a second lens group (12) having a positive optical power, and a third lens group (13). The first to third lens groups are arranged in order from the object side to the image... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20100265383 - Color imaging device, imaging apparatus using the same, and filter: Light 2 that is the subject to be imaged enters a lens system 3, and the light is transmitted and absorbed by a color filter 5. The transmitted components enter an image sensor 4 to be imaged. The color filter 5 is composed of, as shown in FIG. 7B, a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100265384 - Light guide array for an image sensor: An image sensor pixel that includes a photoelectric conversion unit supported by a substrate and an insulator adjacent to the substrate. The pixel includes a cascaded light guide that is located within an opening of the insulator and extends above the insulator such that a portion of the cascaded light... Agent: Hiok Nam Tay
20100265386 - 4d light field cameras: A camera acquires a 4D light field of a scene. The camera includes a lens and sensor. A mask is arranged in a straight optical path between the lens and the sensor. The mask including an attenuation pattern to spatially modulate the 4D light field acquired of the scene by... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20100265385 - Light field camera image, file and configuration data, and methods of using, storing and communicating same: Certain devices and methods are directed to acquiring, generating and/or outputting image data corresponding to a scene. In one aspect, the method comprises (i) acquiring light field data which is representative of a light field from the scene, (ii) acquiring configuration data which is representative of how light rays optically... Agent: Neil Steinberg
20100265387 - Camera module: A camera module includes an optical assembly, an image sensor, a barrel holder, an angle measurement assembly, a perpendicularity adjustment assembly and a controller. The optical assembly has an optical axis. The image sensor has a light surface. The optical assembly and the image sensor are housed in the barrel... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100265389 - Camera socket module: A method of tracking and acting on events related to the delivery of a mail piece is provided. An integrated record associated with an addressee of a mail piece is created. The mail piece is given a unique identifier, is associated with the addressee, and is placed in a mail... Agent: Molex Incorporated
20100265388 - Lid opening and closing mechanism: A container unit (27) of an electronic camera is composed of a loading lid (35) and a slot forming surface (32) in which slots (33a, 33b) are formed. The loading lid is rotatably and slidably attached to a shaft support member (39), which is disposed on the slot forming surface,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100265391 - Information processing apparatus and television tuner: An information processor includes an operation unit for receiving a selected analog television channel, an identification signal generator for generating, from the selected channel, an analog identification signal for identifying the frequency of an analog broadcast signal, an identification signal acquirer for acquiring the analog identification signal, a storage for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100265390 - System for facilitating the search of video content: A system for facilitating the search of video content, comprising a fingerprint extractor which is adapted to extract a fingerprint associated with a video content clip for specific time of video content; a fingerprint archive database from which database entries matching the specific time of video content are selected; a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100265392 - Method and system for progressive rate adaptation for uncompressed video communication in wireless systems: Uncompressed video information is transmitted over a wireless communication medium from a wireless sender device to a wireless receiver device. Progressive transmission data rate adaptation is performed on original uncompressed video pixel information. The progressive transmission data rate adaptation is performed on selected pixel information to obtain a rate-reduced pixel... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20100265393 - De-interlacing apparatus and method and moving caption compensator: A de-interlacing method includes the following steps. A de-interlacing pixel datum of a target pixel is obtained according to a current field and multiple correlated fields. A caption region of the current field is defined according to the fields, and a region motion vector and a region confidence are correspondingly... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100265394 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium: An image processing apparatus includes: a modeling unit, in video image data composed of frame images having an X direction and a Y direction perpendicular to the X direction, separating a motion from a standard image, which is one frame before a reference image subjected to a process, until the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100265395 - Reduction of phosphor lag artifacts on display devices: Luminous elements of the three colours red, green and blue of video display devices have a different response time. Therefore, a coloured edge and trail appear at edges in direction of a moving object. In order to reduce the disturbing character of such coloured edges and trails, a horizontal spatial... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100265396 - Audio over a standard video cable: A source unit has a video source, a digital audio source, a DDC/CI communications capability and a switch for coupling a pin of a standard video cable either to the digital audio source or to a non-audio conventional connection. A display device has a video consumer, a digital audio consumer,... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100265397 - Systems and methods for providing dynamically determined closed caption translations for vod content: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for providing dynamically determined closed caption translations for video on demand (VOD) content. In particular embodiments, the systems and methods deliver a video program selected by a viewer from a VOD service over a unicast stream in a preferred language... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100265398 - Systems and methods for transmitting media content via digital radio broadcast transmission for synchronized rendering by a receiver: Systems, methods, and processor readable media are disclosed for encoding and transmitting first media content and second media content using a digital radio broadcast system, such that the second media content can be rendered in synchronization with the first media content by a digital radio broadcast receiver. The disclosed systems,... Agent: Jones Day
20100265399 - Video/audio input/output system: Provided is a video/audio input/output system including a video/audio input system including a video input device and a plurality of audio input devices and a video/audio output system including a video output device having a display surface, the video output device being for outputting a video on the display surface... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100265400 - Method of operating a receiver: A method of operating a receiver, comprising: determining a location of the receiver by analyzing a broadcast signal received by the receiver, determining information for a user, the information being dependent on the determined location, and presenting the information to the user.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100265401 - Video output device and video output method: A video output device includes a screen configuration management section for managing a placement or a scaling of a screen for displaying at least one video, an area determination section for determining a character area in an input video, a supplemental information storing section for cutting out a video on... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100265403 - Projector apparatus and projection image correcting program product: A projector apparatus includes: a projection unit that projects an image onto a projection surface; a reflectance distribution detection unit that detects a reflectance distribution at the projection surface; a density distribution detection unit that detects a density distribution of a base pattern on the projection surface; a smoothing unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100265404 - System for reducing noise in video processing: A system includes a data storage configured to store a model human visual system, an input module configured to receive an original picture in a video sequence and to receive a reference picture, and a processor. The processor is configured to create a pixel map of the original picture using... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100265402 - Video signal processing: A video signal processing apparatus for processing a video signal comprises a receive unit (101, 103, 105) which receives the video signal comprising a sequence of pictures. A processing unit (107) applies a picture noise changing algorithm to the sequence of pictures and a variation unit (113) varies a spatial... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100265405 - Display device: Provided is a display device capable of producing an image of excellent quality with reduced flicker and little reduction in luminance, the display device including: a backlight having light sources such as LED devices arranged two-dimensionally, each of which may be individually modulated in luminance; a moving velocity detection unit... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100265406 - Motion vector detecting apparatus and motion vector detecting method: A motion vector detecting apparatus includes a correlation detecting unit, a repetitive object detecting unit and a motion vector detecting unit. The correlation detecting unit detects correlations among plural pieces of pixel data in plural directions. The repetitive object detecting unit detects whether or not concerned pixel data in which... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100265407 - Method and system for loop through for multi-band tv tuners and set-top box and/or tv set applications: Methods and systems for loop-through for multi-band TV tuners and set-top box and/or TV set applications are disclosed and may include generating master and slave output signals from one or more low-noise amplifiers including master and slave stages. The master and slave stages may include parallel-coupled gain paths. Gate terminals... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
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20100265409 - Film mode determination apparatus and determination method: In a conventional technology in which a film mode is determined when IP (interlace/progressive) conversion processing is performed, a large number of frame memory sections, that is, a large amount of memory is required and increases the cost, and it has been difficult to perform stable IP conversion processing on... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100265411 - Active matrix substrate, liquid crystal panel, liquid crystal display apparatus, television receiver, and a method for manufacturing active matrix substrate: Each retention capacitor line has retention capacitor line extension (18s) extending from an intersection of a retention capacitor line (18A) and a data signal line (15a) toward each of two intersections of the data signal line (15a) and two scanning signal lines (16a and 16b) adjacent to the retention capacitor... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100265412 - Broadband integrated tuner: A broadband integrated receiver for receiving input signals and outputting composite video and audio signals is disclosed. The receiver employs an up-conversion mixer and a down-conversion mixer in series to produce an intermediate signal. An intermediate filter between the mixers performs coarse channel selection. The down-conversion mixer may be an... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20100265410 - Liquid crystal display, liquid crystal display driving method, and television receiver: In a liquid crystal display, a first data signal line and a second data signal line are provided for each pixel column. In at least one embodiment, in a case where every two pixels in the pixel column are paired, one of two pixels in each pair is connected with... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100265413 - Broadcasting signal receiving apparatus, remote controller and pairing method thereof: Disclosed are a broadcasting signal receiving apparatus, a remote controller and a pairing method thereof, the pairing method of the remote controller performing bidirectional communication with the broadcasting signal receiving apparatus and including: sensing a key input for a control instruction for controlling the broadcasting signal receiving apparatus, wherein the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100265414 - Combined video and audio based ambient lighting control: A method for controlling an ambient lighting element including determining ambient lighting data to control an ambient lighting element. The method includes processing combined ambient lighting data, wherein the combined ambient lighting data is based on corresponding video content portions and corresponding audio content portions. The processed combined ambient lighting... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100265415 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a light source 17, an external power source 21 arranged to supply drive power to the light source 17, and a relay connector 19 arranged to provide an electrical connection between the light source 17 and the external power source 21.... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100265416 - Flat panel display device: A flat panel display device includes a front cabinet, a rear cabinet, and a flat panel display component. The front cabinet includes a front panel, an edge portion, a plurality of contact ribs, a plurality of first bosses, and a plurality of reinforcing ribs. The contact ribs are disposed on... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100265417 - display arrangement with enhanced functionality: The present invention relates to a display arrangement comprising display means (304) and receiving and/or transmitting means for radio waves, millimeter waves or microwaves. An electrically conductive structure (6A) is adapted to form said receiving and/or transmitting means. The display means (3O4) comprises an emission layer with a number of... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100265418 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus provided on a surface of a panel, the display apparatus includes a quadrangular window section provided in the surface, an image display surface disposed in and recessed from the quadrangular window section, a frame configured to surround the image display surface and extend from the image display... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.- None available for 10/01/2010
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