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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/26/2012 > 124 patent applications in 78 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120019609 - System and apparatus for voice/video communication and method thereof: A voice/video communication system is disclosed. The system includes a caller having a first PSTN subsystem and a first data subsystem, and a callee, wherein the first data subsystem encodes the caller's public IP address/port into a first key sequence and triggers the first PSTN system to send first audio... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20120019610 - System and method for providing integrated video communication applications on a mobile computing device: A system and method for operating a mobile computing device is disclosed. A processor for the mobile computing device is configured to present a user interface for a core application of the mobile computing device. The user interface enables a user to select a third party communication application from the... Agent:
20120019611 - Network videoconference equipment and its method of proceeding network videoconference: A network videoconference equipment and its method of proceeding network videoconference are provided. The method implemented on a first terminal machine of a network videoconference system includes steps as follows. Directly connecting with a second terminal machine of the system when the second terminal machine requests to do so. Receiving... Agent: Avermedia Information, Inc.
20120019612 - non virtual 3d video/photo generator rendering relative physical proportions of image in display medium (and hence also of the display medium itself) the same as the relative proportions at the original real life location: This device replicates real life as non-virtual 3D photos or non-virtual 3D videos, in the sense that the 3D videos or 3D photos are not generated to be displayed in, or on, medium whose dimensions are proportionally different from those at the original actual real life location (for example, the... Agent:
20120019613 - Dynamically variable stereo base for (3d) panorama creation on handheld device: A technique of generating a stereoscopic panorama image includes panning a portable camera device, and acquiring multiple image frames. Multiple at least partially overlapping image frames are acquired of portions of the scene. The method involves registering the image frames, including determining displacements of the imaging device between acquisitions of... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120019614 - Variable stereo base for (3d) panorama creation on handheld device: A technique of generating a stereoscopic panorama image includes panning a portable camera device, and acquiring multiple image frames. Multiple at least partially overlapping image frames are acquired of portions of the scene. The method involves registering the image frames, including determining displacements of the imaging device between acquisitions of... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120019615 - Controller for photographing apparatus and photographing system: A picture photographed by a camera portion is sent to a video capturing portion of a computer. The picture is displayed in an operation, area of a monitor. A panorama picture of which pictures in part or all moving range of a pan tiler are combined is displayed in a... Agent:
20120019616 - 3d image capturing and playing device: A 3D image capturing and playing device includes: a 3D image capturing module, an audio capturing module, a control unit, and a video playing module. The 3D image capturing module, which includes a first image capturer, a second image capturer, and a frame composer, captures a 3D image of an... Agent:
20120019617 - Apparatus and method for generating a three-dimension image data in portable terminal: An apparatus and a method process a stereoscopic image. More particularly, an apparatus and a method improve compression performance of stereoscopic image data in a portable terminal. The apparatus includes a camera unit including at least two camera modules spaced about a certain distance apart. The camera unit is configured... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120019619 - Broadcast transmitter, broadcast receiver, and 3d video data processing method thereof: A broadcast transmitter, a broadcast receiver, and a 3D video data processing method are disclosed. A 3D video data processing method includes processing, by a video formatter, 3D video data, encoding, by an encoder, 3D video data, generating, by a system information processor, system information having 3D video composition information... Agent:
20120019618 - Coding method, decoding method, coding apparatus, decoding apparatus, program, and integrated circuit: A coding method includes: defining an access unit; and coding each of the pictures included in the access unit, for each access unit. The defining includes: determining a unit of coding for determining whether the pictures included in the access unit are to be uniformly coded on a per-field basis... Agent:
20120019620 - Image capture device and control method: An image capture device and method creates a first matrix for an image. A pixel value of each point in the first matrix is compared with a pixel value of a corresponding point in a 3D figure template, to detect a three-dimensional (3D) area in the image. A lens of... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120019622 - Thermal powerline rating and clearance analysis using thermal imaging technology: A method and apparatus are provided to acquire direct thermal measurements, for example, from a LiDAR collecting vehicle or air vessel, of an overhead electrical conductor substantially simultaneous with collection of 3-dimensional location data of the conductor, and utilize temperature information derived from the direct thermal measurements in line modeling,... Agent: Utility Risk Management Corporation
20120019621 - Transmission of 3d models: A method and an apparatus for transmitting a 3D model associated to stereoscopic content are described, and more specifically a method and an apparatus for the progressive transmission of 3D models. Also described are a method and an apparatus for preparing a 3D model associated to a 3D video frame... Agent:
20120019624 - Image sensor for generating stereoscopic images: The present invention relates to an image sensor for generating stereoscopic images. According to the present invention, the image sensor for generating stereoscopic images comprises: a left image sensor which is arranged to generate a left eye image of a subject to be photographed; a right image sensor which is... Agent:
20120019623 - Three-dimensional image pickup apparatus and lens driving method of three-dimensional image pickup apparatus: A three-dimensional image pickup apparatus for capturing right and left images with a first imaging unit and a second imaging unit to generate a stereoscopic image is provided. In this three-dimensional image pickup apparatus, each of the first imaging unit and the second imaging unit includes a lens group including... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120019625 - Parallax image generation apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, a parallax image generation apparatus comprises a calculation unit and a generation unit. The calculation unit is configured to calculate a distance between a target pixel value of a target pixel contained in an input image and a representative pixel value, and calculating a depth of... Agent:
20120019626 - 3d microscope and methods of measuring patterned substrates: A three-dimensional (3D) microscope for patterned substrate measurement can include an objective lens, a reflected illuminator, a transmitted illuminator, a focusing adjustment device, an optical sensor, and a processor. The focusing adjustment device can automatically adjust the objective lens focus at a plurality of Z steps. The optical sensor can... Agent: Zeta Instruments, Inc.
20120019627 - Mobile robot with single camera and method for recognizing 3d surroundings of the same: Disclosed are a mobile robot with a single camera capable of performing a cleaning process with respect to surroundings, and capable of more precisely making a 3D map of the surroundings including a plurality of feature points, and a method for recognizing 3D surroundings of the same. According to the... Agent:
20120019632 - Display device, shutter device, shutter control circuit, method of controlling shutters, and display system: A display system using a shutter device which is capable of reducing power consumed by a transmission section transmitting a shutter control signal, and achieving increased degree of freedom in setting of open/close timings of shutters is obtained. The display system includes a display section 12 alternately displaying a left-eye... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019630 - Image output apparatus and image output method: According to one embodiment, an image output apparatus includes a counter and an output module. The counter is configured to count a 3D image output time. The output module is configured to output a 3D image and 3D image output time information used to provide notification of the 3D image... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120019629 - Image receiver: An image receiver according to the present invention includes a receiving unit that receives an integrated image in which a first image and a second image are arranged in one frame and an reception unit that receives region information indicating a region of the first image transmitted along with the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019631 - Method and apparatus for reproducing 3d content: A method and apparatus for displaying an alternative object while reproducing three-dimensional (3D) content. The method includes reproducing the 3D content; during the reproducing of the 3D content, detecting an interrupt signal; determining a maximum depth value of the 3D content in response to detecting of the interrupt signal; adjusting... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120019628 - Three-dimensional (3d) display method and system: A method is provided for a three-dimensional (3D) display system. The method includes obtaining a plurality of original images of a plurality of viewpoints in a 3D image, detecting a type of a display device for displaying the 3D image, and determining a total number of required images based on... Agent:
20120019633 - Method and apparatus for automatic synchronization of audio and video signals: Described herein are techniques which facilitate the automatic synchronization of audio and video signals between an entertainment device and a presentation device. A sensing device detects and records timing information from a video test pattern generated by an entertainment device and output by a presentation device. Using the timing information... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20120019634 - Three-dimensional (3d) display method and system: A method is provided for a three-dimensional (3D) display system. The method includes obtaining a plurality of original images of a plurality of viewpoints in a 3D image for display, and determining an actual size of a display window on a display device configured to display the 3D image. The... Agent: Shenzhen Super Perfect Optics Limited
20120019635 - Three-dimensional (3d) display method and system: A method is provided for a three-dimensional (3D) display system. The method includes obtaining a plurality of original images of a plurality of viewpoints in a 3D image for display, and adjusting an average parallax value between at least two of the plurality of original images based on a current... Agent: Shenzhen Super Perfect Optics Limited
20120019636 - Stereoscopic 3d images and video on a non-stereoscopic 3d capable screen: A method of providing a stereoscopic 3D image or video on a non-stereoscopic 3D screen. This includes receiving an alternating frame sequence of left and right images where a marker is embedded into the left or the right image. The alternating sequential frame with the embedded marker is output to... Agent: Gefen, LLC.
20120019639 - Active shutter stereoscopic image display system and method of controlling the same: A stereoscopic image display device is for use with shutter glasses having left and right shutter lenses and includes a display processor, a display screen, a signal generator, and a signal transmitter. The display processor is for receiving a video input signal and outputting a video output signal sequence according... Agent: Top Victory Investments Limited
20120019637 - Shutter glasses and method for controlling a pair of shutter glasses: A method for controlling shutter glasses is utilized for viewing stereo images. A video output apparatus respectively outputs a first image and a second image during a plurality of image output periods, alternately. Each image output period includes an image driving period and an image stabilization period. The method includes... Agent:
20120019638 - Universal 3d glasses: A method of operating three dimensional (3D) shutter glasses including defining a default operational protocol, determining if a signal has been received from a display device, determining if the received signal uses the default operational protocol, and if the received signal uses the default operational protocol, then operating the 3D... Agent: X6d Limited
20120019640 - Camera guaranteeing authenticity of videos or photos taken and of when taken and optionally of all additional measurable facts of the circumstances of the taken videos or photos: The invention is a camera that reasonably guarantees that videos or photos taken by it and presented are authentic videos or photos of the real world and that they were taken at a particular date and time, and therefore guarantees that those videos or photos are not tampered renditions of... Agent:
20120019641 - Portable multifunctional multimedia device for personal services industry and mounting system and methods of use: A novel portable multimedia device for improving client experiences in a personal services industry can be detachably mounted to a tool used by the service provider, such as a hair clipper for a barber. The device comprises a processor, data storage, memory, video display and speakers, as well as a... Agent:
20120019642 - Portable telescope: A portable telescope that takes advantage of an offset optical pathway between the objective tube and eyepiece tube that allows adjustment of the eyepiece height independent of the objective tube elevation. A user-friendly, motorized, interactive, self-calibrating portable telescope with an offset optical path.... Agent:
20120019644 - Monitoring system and monitoring terminal: A monitoring system has a plurality of monitoring terminals communicably connected to each other. Each monitoring terminal has an imaging portion for imaging a monitoring area allocated to an own-terminal, a tracing portion for processing an imaged image of the imaging portion and tracing a target person traveling in the... Agent: Omron Corporation
20120019643 - Passive demographic measurement apparatus: A passive demographic measurement apparatus, comprising an interface for coupling to a Microsoft Kinect®-type sensor, a network interface for sending information to remote device via a network, storage for storing information characteristic of sensed individuals and information sensed by the Kinect sensor, a clock for providing the time and duration... Agent: Atlas Advisory Partners, LLC
20120019645 - Unitized, vision-controlled, wireless eyeglasses transceiver: A device allowing a user to inconspicuously send and receive wireless messages, often short text messages, including the capability to capture and transmit still images and/or video. The device may have an outward appearance resembling standard eyeglasses or sun glasses, and comprise a built in wireless transceiver, an optical display... Agent:
20120019646 - Video display systems: Various embodiments of the present invention arc directed to video display systems. In one embodiment, a video display system comprises a display screen; and a video capturing system. The video capturing system is configured to capture line-of-sight video images of a video display user's face and eyes while the display... Agent:
20120019647 - Method and configuration for the optical detection of an illuminated specimen: A method and a configuration for the depth-resolved optical detection of a specimen, in which a specimen or a part of the specimen is scanned by means of preferably linear illumination. The illumination of the specimen is periodically structured in the focus in at least one spatial direction. Light coming... Agent:
20120019648 - Electron microscope: An electron microscope according to the present invention includes: a backscattered electron detector provided with a backscattered electron detecting element (9); a low-vacuum secondary electron detector provided with a bias electrode (11) and a specimen stage (12); and a signal switch (14) that switches signals detected by the detectors. Optimal... Agent:
20120019649 - Measurement of textile fabrics: Apparatus for the measurement of textile fabrics comprising at least one sensor having an associated sensor field. A feed arrangement presents an area of a textile fabric length at the sensor field. The feed arrangement also provides relative movement between the sensor and the textile fabric length to present a... Agent:
20120019651 - Installation of 3d inspection of electronic circuits: An installation of optical inspection of integrated circuits or the like, comprising: a photographic system placed above a scene in a plane defined by a first and a second direction, the photographic system comprising several digital cameras each comprising an orthogonal array of pixels, all cameras having their respective optical... Agent: Vit
20120019650 - Installation of optical inspection of electronic circuits: An installation of optical inspection of integrated circuits or the like, comprising: a planar conveyor along a first direction of the objects to be analyzed and a photographic system placed above an area of the conveyor and in a fixed position with respect thereto, the photographic system comprising at least... Agent: Vit
20120019652 - Method for calibrating a camera-based system: Disclosed herein is a method for calibrating a camera-based system of a vehicle (F), having a pane (S), in particular of a camera-based driver assistance system. A type of the pane (S), in particular the tinting thereof, is detected by way of the camera-based system.... Agent: Adc Automotive Distance Control Systems Gmbh
20120019653 - Inspection apparatus and measurement method: An inspection apparatus including: an insertion portion which is inserted into a device under inspection; a projection unit which projects light which forms a striped pattern onto an object inside the device, the striped pattern includes a plurality of linear patterns used to measures the object by a phase shift... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120019654 - Measurement of vibration characteristics of an object: A method and apparatus for measuring the vibration characteristics of an object is disclosed. The method includes illuminating the object using at least two light sources, the at least two light sources emitting light of distinct colors wherein each of the at least two light sources are strobed at a... Agent:
20120019655 - Object detection device: An object detection device, including: an imaging unit (400) that is mounted on a movable body; an object detection unit (201) that calculates an image displacement of a partial image between two images captured by the imaging unit (400) at different times, and performs detection processing to detect an object... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120019658 - Smart coordinator and video safeguard system: A smart coordinator or telecommunications module useful for integrating multiple electronic devices, the telecommunications module further coupled to a digital video camera is disclosed herein. A related method of providing smart video surveillance with command and control provided to a smart phone or a computer device is provided herein. In... Agent:
20120019657 - Surveillance device and method: A surveillance device is disclosed, comprising an interface and a controller coupled with the interface. The interface is coupled with a communication device to receive an image data transmitted from an image capturing device through the communication device. The controller generates a control signal according to the image data and... Agent:
20120019656 - System and method for monitoring subjects of interest: A system captures images of monitored subjects in a monitored area, and gives numbers to the monitored subjects according to specific features of the monitored subjects. The specific features of the monitored subjects are obtained by detecting the captured images. Only one of the numbers of each of the monitored... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120019659 - Video surveillance system and method for configuring a video surveillance system: A video surveillance system 1 comprising an input device 6 comprising an analysis device 12 for evaluating images of a surveillance scene from a surveillance region 5, said images having been recorded by a surveillance camera 3, wherein a user 7 is represented and/or can be represented on the images,... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120019660 - Video motion compensation and stabilization gimbaled imaging system: A system and method for compensating for image distortions formed by the motion of a computerized camera system mounted on a moving platform. The camera system includes a camera, wherein the camera acquires a plurality of image frames including images of the environment viewed from within the field of view... Agent: Nextvision Stabilized Systems Ltd
20120019661 - Imaging systems: An imaging system comprising one or more imaging devices wherein each device comprises a lens or lenses which together form an array of lens wherein the array includes two lenses; the two lenses face in opposing directions; the axes of the two lenses are substantially parallel; and the system is... Agent: Yepp Australia Pty Ltd
20120019662 - Eye gaze user interface and method: A software controlled user interface and method for an eye gaze controlled device, designed to accommodate angular accuracy versus time averaging tradeoffs for eye gaze direction sensors. The method can scale between displaying a small to large number of different eye gaze target symbols at any given time, yet still... Agent: Telepatheye, Inc.
20120019663 - Automatic control module for electronic apparatus: A module is configured to control an electronic device equipped with an optical receiver for wireless remote control. The module includes a face detection circuit that detects the presence of a face within an area proximate to the electronic device. An optical transmission circuit operates to transmit an optical control... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited
20120019665 - Autonomous camera tracking apparatus, system and method: An autonomous camera tracking system. The system can include a tracking apparatus, and a beacon. The tracking apparatus can include an infrared sensor, a camera, a processor, and a panning stepper motor. The beacon can include an infrared emitter. The infrared sensor can receive an infrared signal from the beacon... Agent:
20120019664 - Control apparatus for auto-tracking camera system and auto-tracking camera system equipped with same: A control apparatus for a camera-monitor system having an auto-tracking function has a mode switcher switching the camera between a normal shooting mode and a tracking mode, a display position selector selecting a display position at which the selected specific object is to be displayed on the monitor screen, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120019666 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus including a display to display a picture; a signal processor to format a video signal to be output to the display; and a controller to output a control signal to the signal processor on the basis of a picture display state controlled through a control screen; wherein... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120019667 - Method and device for adaptive noise measurement of a video signal: The present invention relates to method of adaptive noise measurement of a video signal comprising a sequence of images. The proposed method comprises the steps of searching one or more spatially uniform areas within a current image, determining a spatial uniformity value of said one or more spatially uniform areas... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019668 - Video specific built-in self test and system test for crosspoint switches: A crosspoint selector switch and test module, comprising: a crosspoint switch having a plurality of inputs and a plurality of outputs, wherein the outputs can be selectively switched to respective inputs; and a test system co-packaged with the crosspoint switch, the test system comprising a test signal generator that can... Agent: Gennum Corporation
20120019669 - Systems and methods for calibrating image sensors: Systems and methods are provided for calibrating image sensors. In some embodiments, a processing module of an image system can automatically perform a self-calibration process after a production unit of an image sensor has been integrated into an end product system. For example, the processing module can calibrate a production... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation
20120019670 - Multi-projector system and method: A method for reducing view-dependent artifacts in a multi-projector system includes the steps of measuring, from multiple viewpoints, projection characteristics of an image projected by a multi-projector system, estimating view-dependent projection parameters that can reduce view-dependent artifacts, and computing rendering parameters for each projector so as to reduce the view-dependent... Agent:
20120019671 - Advanced magnification device and method for low-power sensor systems: A system and method is provided for enabling an advanced optical magnification (zooming) function for low-power sensors, such as a remote wireless camera, using electronic methods and enabling that magnification be performed in any part of the imager. An image sensor has a set of imager pixels that have a... Agent:
20120019674 - Communication apparatus: The communication device can easily serve as an extended user interface such as a remote controller of a target apparatus without causing any complicated operations to a user. The communication device includes the following units. An apparatus information obtainment unit (203) obtains apparatus information from an apparatus. A position information... Agent:
20120019673 - Flexible data download models for augmented reality: In an AR system, method for operating same, a mobile device, and method for operating same, flexible loxels are used that may be different for different image data providers. This enables AR applications to download smaller loxels which have more information, such as dense areas, like in cities, or larger... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120019672 - Internet protocol camera for visual monitoring system: An Internet protocol (IP) camera includes an image capturing unit for capturing images, a distant monitoring unit for receiving the captured images as digital signals through a communication network, and a near monitoring unit receiving captured images as analog signals through a coder/encoder (CODEC) unit. The near monitoring unit is... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120019676 - Autofocus apparatus and method: In automatically focusing on a subject in the field of view of a camera device, the camera device sets a focal length successively at one or more focal positions with an angle of the focus plane tilted so as not to be orthogonal to a normal optical path through the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited
20120019675 - Optical image stabilisation: A camera apparatus capable of providing optical image stabilisation comprises a support structure and a camera unit, that comprises an image sensor and a lens system for focussing an image thereon, supported on the support structure in a manner allowing it to tilt around two notional axes perpendicular to each... Agent:
20120019678 - Image processing apparatus and control method therefor: An image processing apparatus sets one of a plurality of obtained images as a reference image, and detects a motion vector relative to the reference image for the other images. A scalar amount of the detected motion vector is compared with a threshold value representing an image displacement limit for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120019677 - Image stabilization in a digital camera: Disclosed is a method for processing a digital image, the method comprising: selecting a set of frames from a plurality of frames captured by a digital imaging device: identifying a set of pixel blocks from the set of frames; and integrating the set of pixel blocks to process the digital... Agent: Nethra Imaging Inc.
20120019679 - Imaging apparatus: In an imaging apparatus, a control unit can operate in one of a first mode which corresponds to an image capturing mode and which controls an image-blur correcting unit, and a second mode corresponding to a playback mode. When the image capturing mode is switched to the playback mode, the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120019680 - Imaging device, controlling device and imaging device controlling method: An imaging device includes an image capturing element which photoelectrically converts a subject image into electrical charge information, a driving device which drives a driving part related to image capturing, and a controlling unit which changes a driving frequency of the driving device at a timing to read the electrical... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019682 - Device and method for inserting captured image data into a document: A mobile device with an integrated camera responsive to signals from a camera activator. The mobile device includes application programs capable of editing documents. The user triggers the device operating system to switch from an active application program in which the user is editing a document to a camera application... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120019681 - Multi-function telecom and network camera: A multi-function telecom and network camera includes front case, at least one camera component, control unit, and a rear case. The camera component and the control unit are arranged between the front case and the rear case. A sensor unit, receiver, and at least one motion unit are also included.... Agent:
20120019683 - Face detection using division-generated haar-like features for illumination invariance: Faces in images are quickly detected with minimal memory resource usage. Instead of calculating a Haar-like feature value by subtracting the average pixel intensity value in one rectangular region from the average pixel intensity value in another, adjacent rectangular region, a face-detection system calculates that Haar-like feature value by dividing... Agent:
20120019685 - Image capturing device, image capturing method, program, and integrated circuit: A camcorder (100), which is an example of image capturing devices, includes the following units. An imaging unit (110) captures moving pictures. An attribute information generation unit (120) generates attribute information indicating features of the moving pictures captured by the imaging unit (110). An evaluation unit (130) applies the attribute... Agent:
20120019686 - Image synthesizing device, image synthesizing method and computer readable medium: There is provided an image synthesizing device. The device includes: an image capturing unit configured to capture a plurality of images that are temporally continuous; an image generator configured to generate a single synthesized image by adding pixels of the plurality of images; a first difference obtaining unit configured to... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120019684 - Method for controlling and requesting information from displaying multimedia: The invention provides a robust method to control interactive media using gestures. A method to retrieve metadata information from a multimedia outlet device, wherein the method follows the steps: (1) extracting image hot spot areas in a current captured image using face detection, (2) detecting a human gesture directive in... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20120019687 - Automatic digital camera photography mode selection: A digital camera having a plurality of photography modes, comprising: an image sensor; an optical system for imaging a scene onto the image sensor; an image capture control for initiating an image capture operation; a photography mode user interface for selecting between a plurality of photography modes, the photography modes... Agent:
20120019688 - Method for decreasing depth of field of a camera having fixed aperture: A method and apparatus for decreasing the depth of field of images taken by a camera having a fixed aperture, comprising capturing a plurality of images; generating a depth map from the captured images; isolating a plurality of gray zones within the depth map; generating a plurality of image layers... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120019689 - Electronic apparatus for generating beamformed audio signals with steerable nulls: An electronic apparatus is provided having a front side and a rear side oriented in opposite directions along a first axis, and a right-side and a left-side oriented in opposite directions along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. A null control signal is generated based on... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20120019690 - Active imaging device and method for speckle noise reduction: The present invention relates to an active imaging device and a corresponding device for imaging a scene, in particular for effectively reducing speckle noise. The proposed device comprises an illuminator that illuminates said scene with radiation, a radiation detector that detects radiation received from said scene in response to said... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019691 - Image processing apparatus, camera module, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, a selection unit selects a pixel value to be assigned to a target pixel according to a determination result of a defect determining unit. The defect determining unit performs defect determination according to the level of a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimated by an SNR estimating unit.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120019692 - Image processing apparatus, camera module, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, a second determining unit performs defect determination according to an illumination light component, which is a component of illumination light irradiated onto an object, of pixel values of a plurality of adjacent pixels. A third determining unit performs defect determination according to a reflectivity component, which... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120019693 - Method and apparatus for processing bad pixels: A technique for processing at least one bad pixel occurring in an image sensing system is provided. Dynamic bad pixel detection is performed on a plurality of streaming pixels taking from at least one controlled image and value and coordinate information for each bad pixel is subsequently stored as stored... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120019695 - Image sensor having dark sidewalls between color filters to reduce optical crosstalk: An apparatus and technique for fabricating an image sensor including the dark sidewall films disposed between adjacent color filters. The image sensor further includes an array of photosensitive elements disposed in a substrate layer, a color filter array (“CFA”) including CFA elements having at least two different colors disposed on... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20120019694 - Recording successive frames of raw sensor data depicting a moving scene: The recording of successive frames of raw sensor data depicting a moving scene is provided. The raw sensor data comprises pixel data for an image sensor having pixels arranged in correspondence to a mosaic of plural different colors in a color filter array. A first sampling mosaic pattern for sampling... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120019696 - Image sensor with dual element color filter array and three channel color output: A color image sensor is disclosed. The color image sensor includes a pixel array including a color filter array (“CFA”) overlaying an array of photo-sensors for acquiring a color image. The CFA includes first color filter elements of a first color overlaying a first group of the photo-sensors and second... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20120019698 - Solid-state image pickup device and camera system: Provided is a solid-state image pickup device including a pixel section arranged with multiple pixel circuits in matrix having functions for converting an optical signal to an electrical signal and for accumulating the electrical signal depending on an exposure time, and a pixel driving section capable of driving through a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019699 - Solid-state imaging device: A trace control unit 61 traces photoelectric conversion characteristics of dummy pixels G2 by varying a current value outputted from constant current sources Id. The constant current sources Id are provided common to respective rows in a dummy pixel section 12 and output a current value according to a setting... Agent:
20120019697 - Solid-state imaging device and camera system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel section in which pixels performing photoelectric conversion are arranged in a matrix shape; and a pixel signal reading section that has an AD conversion section which reads pixel signals through pixel units from the pixel section and performs analog digital (AD) conversion. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019700 - Optical system with automatic mixing of daylight and thermal vision digital video signals: An optical sight system that comprises a combination of a thermal scope with a CCD visible-range attachment connectable to the thermal scope with a quick-release connector. The system is equipped with a device for automatic interposition of the digital visible image of the CCD visible-range attachment onto the digital thermographic... Agent: American Technologies Network Corporation
20120019701 - Camera with monitor: A monitor with a large screen is provided at the back of the camera. In the recording mode, a preview image or a captured image is displayed in a part of the monitor where there is little possibility of being covered by the hand of the operator. In the reproducing... Agent:
20120019702 - Method for adjusting and for displaying the adjustment of a camera lens: A method for adjusting and for displaying the adjustment of a camera lens, in particular for adjusting the image sharpness (focus) of a camera lens for analog or digital motion picture cameras, comprising a scale shiftable relative to the display of a current adjustment value and coupled with an adjusting... Agent:
20120019703 - Camera system and method of displaying photos: Photos captured using a light-field camera may be displayed on a display. The focus of the photo is adjusted to place an object at which the user is looking into focus. Objects at other depths in the scene captured in the photo may be displayed to be out of focus,... Agent:
20120019704 - Automatic digital camera photography mode selection: A digital camera having a plurality of photography modes, comprising: an imaging sensor; an optical system for imaging a scene onto the imaging sensor; an image capture control for initiating an image capture operation; a photography mode user interface for selecting between a plurality of photography modes, the photography modes... Agent:
20120019706 - Image pickup lens and image pickup device using the same: d
20120019705 - Image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus and mobile terminal: Provided is a small-sized five-element image pickup lens which ensures a sufficient lens speed of about F2 and exhibits various aberrations being excellently corrected. The image pickup lens is composed of, in order from the object side, a first lens with a positive refractive power, including a convex surface facing... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
20120019707 - Refraction assisted illumination for imaging: Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for imaging subsurface features of a semiconductor object comprising a first region having a first doping property and a second region having a second doping property. The semiconductor object may comprise subsurface features and material between a surface of the semiconductor object... Agent: The Aerospace Corporation
20120019708 - Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method: An image capturing apparatus has a function of automatically focusing on an object to be photographed. The apparatus includes a first image-obtaining unit that includes a picture-taking lens which includes a focusing lens, and a first imaging sensor to obtain a first image of the object; a second image-obtaining unit... Agent:
20120019709 - Assisting focusing method using multiple face blocks: A method using multiple face blocks for assisting focusing is applicable in an image capture device. The assisting focusing method includes the following steps. A focusing image is captured individually at a focusing distance. The focusing image has a plurality of face blocks. The face blocks in the focusing image... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120019710 - Autofocus control circuit, autofocus control method, and image pickup apparatus: An autofocus control circuit, includes a focusing unit determining an in-focus location of a subject image based on a contrast evaluation value of a compressed image data under a first environment, and based on a size of the compressed image data under a second environment.... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120019711 - Imaging arrangements and methods therefor: Image data is processed to facilitate focusing and/or optical correction. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an imaging arrangement collects light data corresponding to light passing through a particular focal plane. The light data is collected using an approach that facilitates the determination of the direction from... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior Univeristy
20120019712 - Imaging arrangements and methods therefor: Image data is processed to facilitate focusing and/or optical correction. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an imaging arrangement collects light data corresponding to light passing through a particular focal plane. The light data is collected using an approach that facilitates the determination of the direction from... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20120019713 - Mems-based aperture and shutter: Some embodiments comprise at least one array that includes microelectromechanical systems (“MEMS”)-based light-modulating devices. Elements of the array(s) may be configured to absorb and/or reflect light when in a first configuration and to transmit light when in a second position. Such an array may be controlled to function as a... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.
20120019714 - Led lighting device with chopper circuit and dimming control method: A lighting device is provided for lighting control of an LED module based on an externally provided dimming control signal. A chopper circuit includes a switch coupled across a DC input and an inductor which receives and stores energy when the switch is turned on, and discharges energy to the... Agent:
20120019715 - Display panel and assembling method of the same: A display panel and an assembling method of the same are described. An image capture module is electrically disposed on a substrate of a display module, such that the image capture module and the display module are combined into an integrated structure, so as to reduce the overall size of... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20120019716 - Carriage of closed data through digital interface using packets: Closed caption (CC) data is carried across a digital interface such as HDMI by a source such as a set top box arrange CC data into a HDMI packet that is then transmitted, along with video packets, across the interface to a sink such as a TV. The CC data... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019717 - Credit information segment detection method, credit information segment detection device, and credit information segment detection program: A credit information segment detection device is equipped with: an input means which inputs the video data of video content; a search starting point determination means which, based on the probability that a credit information high-text-density part wherein text is displayed with a high density exists in a credit display... Agent: Nec Corporation
20120019718 - Multimedia device capable of detecting connection status of external display devices: A multimedia device generates and outputs video signals to a display component and an external display device, and includes a video output circuit and a load detection circuit. The load detection circuit isolates and buffers the video output circuit and the load detection circuit, and retrieves horizontal sync signals from... Agent: Ambit Microsystems (shanghai) Ltd.
20120019719 - Digital television broadcasting reproduction device and reproduction method therefor: A second video encoded buffer stores encoded data of a second channel at time of a single display. A buffer control unit specifies, at time of a switching from the single display to a simultaneous display, a key frame which is a start frame for decoding in the encoded data... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120019720 - Video display device: A signal discriminating and monitoring circuit provides a full black detection circuit which detects a full black signal input during the change of the video signal and holds the detection result of the full black signal only during the specified time period. When a full black video signal is detected... Agent:
20120019721 - Method for operating image display apparatus: A multifunctional display device displays a first area containing a program received through a channel, a second area containing card objects, and a third area containing additional information of a downloadable applications selected in association with one of the card objects.... Agent:
20120019722 - Presentation of video content: A display apparatus comprises a display on which first video content of a video signal is presented. In addition, second video content is simultaneously presented e.g. superimposed on the first video content. A presentation processor (209) determines a first characteristic for the presentation of the first video content and a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120019723 - Obtaining a desired non-zero phase shift using forward-backward filtering: Forward and backward filters in cascade establish a specified phase shift in audio or video signals. The backward filter applies its filtering in a backward direction to impart a phase shift to its backward-filtered output that is a function of frequency. The forward filter applies its filtering in a forward... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20120019725 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of addition means and an image processing means. The addition means performs addition processing of adding pixels of a differential image at a second resolution representing a difference between an inputted image at a first resolution and an image at the second resolution... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019724 - Method for creating interactive applications for television: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for creating an overlay application for use within a broadcast communications system are disclosed. A method in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present invention comprises collecting image data from a computer network, generating at least one selectable area within the image data, associating... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20120019726 - Method and system for applying content-based picture quality profiles: A method and system are provided in which a video channel is selected from multiple video channels in a video processor. A picture quality profile associated with a content of the selected video channel is received by the video processor to modify a value of one or more picture quality... Agent:
20120019727 - Efficient motion-adaptive noise reduction scheme for video signals: A adaptive noise reduction filter is provided for reducing noise in a video signal. Each pixel in a portion of a video frame is evaluated to determine a likelihood L of impulse noise corruption to each pixel. A total number P of pixels in the video frame that have a... Agent:
20120019728 - Dynamic illumination compensation for background subtraction: A method of processing a video sequence in a computer vision system is provided that includes receiving a frame of the video sequence, computing a gain compensation factor for a tile in the frame as an average of differences between background pixels in the tile and corresponding pixels in a... Agent:
20120019729 - Systems and methods for mobile video streaming: Systems and methods for mobile video streaming are disclosed herein. The systems and methods include a system for rugged mobile streaming of video comprising; a chassis having at least one button further comprising: a video processor, configured to receive video signals from an attached device; and; a transmitter configured to... Agent:
20120019730 - Receiver: The receiver diversity-receives radio wave with a plurality of antennas. The receiver includes a conductive case having a receiving section for executing diversity-receiving processing, a first through hole and a second through hole that are disposed on the surface of the same side of the case and penetrate the case... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120019731 - Tuner module and receiving device: A tuner module includes a tuner module substrate having a tuner function part formed thereon, a case body having a shielding function of holding and incorporating at least the tuner module substrate, a circuit board on which the tuner module substrate is mounted, and at least one antenna connector to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120019732 - Method for operating image display apparatus: A display apparatus controls display of information in first and second regions of a screen. The first region includes first search results and the second region includes second search results generated by one or more searches performed based on a search query. The first search results match the search query,... Agent:01/19/2012 > 111 patent applications in 77 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120013702 - Method and system for locating a voice over internet protocol (voip) device connected to a network: A method and system for locating a device connected to a network by determining a current network address for the device and comparing the current network address to a network address in a user profile. If the network addresses match, the device is located based on a physical address associated... Agent: Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC
20120013703 - Apparatus and method for configuring high-definition video telephony between computer devices: An apparatus for configuring a high-definition (HD) call connection between computer devices includes a Short Messaging Service (SMS) transceiving module for receiving a message for requesting home network telephony device list information of a first device, discovering a device in the home network to generate the telephony device list information,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120013704 - Teleconference system: A teleconference system for connecting a plurality of conference bases via a network, each of the conference bases having: a display device for displaying an image on a screen; a video camera that is capable of measuring a depth; a person identifying section for identifying a participant who has made... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
20120013705 - Switched multipoint conference using layered codecs: In one implementation, a conference bridge connects endpoints in a media conference. The various endpoints may have a wide range of video capabilities and audio capabilities. The video conference bridge learns the video capabilities of the endpoints and formulates a media plan based on these capabilities. The media plan instructs... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120013706 - Infrared wide field imaging system integrated in a vacuum housing: The present disclosure relates to a compact wide field imaging system for the infrared spectrum range, the system including a vacuum housing with a porthole, a cooled dark room arranged inside the vacuum housing and provided with an opening referred to as a cold diaphragm, an infrared detector arranged inside... Agent: Onera (office National D'etudes Et Recherches Aer
20120013708 - Control apparatus, stereoscopic image capturing apparatus, and control method: Finger coverage in an image for making a viewer sense a stereoscopic image is quickly detected with low load. A central controller includes a difference determiner which determines existence of a difference based on a predetermined determination standard by comparing left eye image data and right eye image data for... Agent: Victor Company Of Japan, Limited
20120013707 - Method and system for processing and displaying video in three dimensions using a liquid crystal display: Herein described are at least a method and a system for generating three dimensional stereoscopic video. The system and method may be used to drive pixels in a liquid crystal display (LCD) to generate such 3-D video. The method comprises processing received video by way of inserting black data into... Agent:
20120013709 - Video signal processing device, video processing system, semiconductor integrated circuit, and video signal processing method: In a video signal processing circuit, when a 2D video signal is transferred in a 3D transfer format from a video signal source, a one side mute control section provided in an input video control section determines whether the 2D video signal is on the L side or on the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120013713 - Image integration unit and image integration method: An image integration unit includes: an imaging section which is installed in a moving body and which images a plurality of time-series images at different times; a three-dimensional image information calculating section which calculates three-dimensional image information in each of the time-series images based on the time-series images imaged by... Agent:
20120013711 - Method and system for creating three-dimensional viewable video from a single video stream: It is provided a method for generating a 3D representation of a scene, initially represented by a first video stream captured by a certain camera at a first set of viewing configurations. The method includes providing video streams compatible with capturing the scene by cameras, and generating an integrated video... Agent: Stergen Hi-tech Ltd.
20120013712 - System and associated methods of calibration and use for an interative imaging environment: In various embodiments, the present invention provides a system and associated methods of calibration and use for an interactive imaging environment based on the optimization of parameters used in various segmentation algorithm techniques. These methods address the challenge of automatically calibrating an interactive imaging system, so that it is capable... Agent:
20120013710 - System and method for geometric modeling using multiple data acquisition means: A system and a method for modeling a predefined space including at least one three-dimensional physical surface, referred to hereinafter as a “measuring space”. The system and method use a scanning system enabling to acquire three-dimensional (3D) data of the measuring space and at least one two-dimensional (2D) sensor enabling... Agent: Dimensional Perception Technologies Ltd.
20120013714 - Distance measuring method and distance measuring apparatus: Large errors are prevented from being generated in a distance measuring method that employs two imaging means. The distance measuring method includes the steps of: photographing a subject using two imaging means, which are provided with a predetermined baseline length therebetween; and obtaining distance data regarding corresponding points within the... Agent:
20120013715 - Stereoscopic imaging device: A stereoscopic imaging device includes two lens modules, two light guiding tubes, a reflection element, a motor, an image sensor, and a controller. Each light guiding tube includes a light incident end connected to a corresponding lens module and a light emitting end. The two light emitting ends of the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120013717 - Moving picture decoding method, moving picture decoding program, moving picture decoding apparatus, moving picture encoding method, moving picture encoding program, and moving picture encoding apparatus: A moving picture decoding method of an embodiment according to the present invention is a moving picture decoding method for decoding encoded data of an interlaced scanned picture including Top field and Bottom field, and the method includes a stereo information acquisition step for acquiring stereo information indicating whether Top... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.
20120013716 - Personal 3d video device: The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a personal 3D video device, composed of a mount with two lens windows in the front side, a display board having a dual screen to simultaneously display visions which can be seen respectively from each lens, two lens holders contained... Agent:
20120013718 - Electronic apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus configured to reproduce video data and additional data for displaying a sub-image, includes a first generator, an arrangement control module, a second generator, and a display control module. The first generator estimates depths of pixels in an image frame of the video data,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120013719 - Apparatus and method for processing image and apparatus and method for displaying using the same: A display apparatus, display method, image processing apparatus, and image processing method which are capable of allowing a stereoscopic image to be recognized exactly by a left eye and a right eye. The display apparatus includes: an image signal receiving unit which receives an image signal; an image signal processing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120013720 - Display device: A display device is provided with an image display portion for temporally switching a left frame image to be viewed by a left eye, and a right frame image to be viewed by a right eye to emit video light so that a video is stereoscopically perceived; a light deflector... Agent:
20120013721 - Audio/video reproduction system, hearing aid, and audio/video processing device: An audio/video processing device includes a signal processing circuit and a video reproduction circuit. The signal processing circuit supplies an audio signal to a hearing aid, and delays a video signal from the audio signal by a delay time of the hearing aid and supplies the delayed video signal to... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120013722 - Apparatus and method for caries detection: An apparatus for imaging a tooth has at least one illumination source for providing an incident light having a first spectral range for obtaining a reflectance image of the tooth and a second spectral range for exciting a fluorescence image of the tooth. A first polarizer having a first polarization... Agent:
20120013725 - Portable pan-tilt camera and lighting unit for videoimaging, videoconferencing, production and recording: The present invention is a portable camera and lighting unit for standalone use in videography to create a high-resolution well-illuminated video feed from a vast array of camera angles and positions, the illumination source always inherently tracking with the camera. The unit may also be used as a satellite in... Agent:
20120013723 - Support system and method for viewer-dependent positioning and alignment of a display unit: A support system (10) and method for the viewer-dependent positioning and alignment of a monitor (20) is disclosed. The support system (10) comprises a central support column (14), a first arm (16) having an adjustable length L, wherein the first arm (16) is rotatably connected at its proximal end to... Agent: Swiss Medical Technology Gmbh
20120013724 - System, method and apparatus for sensing biometric information: An apparatus, method and system are provided for sensing at least one biometric measure of an individual. A low voltage pulsed electrical charge is applied to a transparent electrode plate, which is dimensioned to receive a portion of an individual's dermal surface having molecules associated therewith. The pulsed electrical charge... Agent:
20120013727 - Cell characterization using multiple focus planes: A system for characterizing cells takes a series of digital images of a sample containing the cells. Each of the images is taken at a different plane of focus. One of the images is determined to have been taken at a plane of best focus. The system analyzes the digital... Agent: Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.
20120013728 - Cell observation apparatus and observation method: Provided is a cell observation apparatus and an observation method with which only an observation target cell in an region of interest is illuminated with illuminating light to prevent photobleaching of cells that are not the observation target. The invention employs a cell observation apparatus including an objective lens that... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120013726 - Microscope illumination source: A microscope illumination system for photographing in color a specimen as seen through a microscope's eyepieces, using either a black-and-white digital camera or a color digital camera, with the color of the specimen in the resulting photograph matching the color of the specimen as seen through the microscope's eyepieces.... Agent:
20120013729 - Radiation tolerant camera: A Radiation tolerant camera, including a camera module and having an electronic image sensor. The camera module is arranged in a radiation shielding enclosure, the enclosure having an opening for allowing passage of light into the image sensor. Furthermore, the camera module is connected to a heat absorbing cooling element... Agent:
20120013731 - Component presence/absence judging apparatus and method: A component presence/absence judging apparatus judges the presence/absence of a component through a registration step and an inspection step. The registration step comprises an ante-mounting color information acquisition step, a post-mounting color information acquisition step and an inspection area determination step. Ante-mounting color information is acquired from an ante-mounting image... Agent: Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
20120013730 - Substrate processing apparatus, substrate processing method and non-transitory computer storage medium: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a holding unit holding a substrate; a rotation driving unit rotating the substrate held on the holding unit; a moving mechanism moving the holding unit between a delivery position and an edge exposure position; an exposure unit provided on the edge exposure position side and... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20120013732 - Systems and methods for inspection of stents: A system and method for inspecting stents can involve an inspection camera to take an image of the stent and a computer system for analyzing the image to determine the presence of any coating defects. The determination can be made by masking out a portion of the stent, identifying deviations... Agent:
20120013733 - Apparatus for monitoring a print result in a rotary printing press: Apparatus for monitoring a print result in a rotary printing press, includes a web monitoring system including a matrix camera (20) that is movable in transverse direction over a web printed in the printing press, the matrix camera being adapted to capture an excerpt of the printed image in synchronism... Agent: Eltromat Gmbh
20120013734 - Device and method for detection of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and/or drug packaging: Featured are a device (20) and method for the detection of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and/or packaging therefore. Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are detected by visual inspection upon exposing a suspected counterfeit pharmaceutical to one or more light sources having different wavelengths, and observing the differences in color and/or brightness between the suspected counterfeit... Agent:
20120013737 - Image-capturing device, and image combination program: An image-capturing device includes: an image-capturing unit that captures an image of a photographic subject; a selection unit that selects, as a reference image, a single image from among a plurality of images that have been captured in succession by the image-capturing unit; a calculation unit that calculates an amount... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120013735 - Iv monitoring by video and image processing: We describe a method and apparatus for monitoring the dripping speed in IV process, as well as detecting the its end. The apparatus includes a camera and a processing unit to analyze the information from the acquired video. Features from the image sequence are extracted and the dripping speed is... Agent:
20120013736 - Methods and systems for determining angles and locations of points: An apparatus for determining an azimuth of a target point is provided. The apparatus includes a support structure and an imaging device coupled to the support structure and configured to provide image data. The apparatus also includes a position measuring device coupled to the support structure and configured to determine... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20120013739 - Covert camera with a fixed lens: A covert camera for surveillance in an aircraft comprises a front panel that can have an appearance other than a conventional camera. The front panel can include at least one aperture therethrough. A lens can be in or near the aperture, the lens having a field of view. A camera... Agent:
20120013740 - Image display device, imaging device, image display system, and image synthesis device: In an automatic tracking process using an aim color, a technique of allowing an observer to confirm the aim color set in the imaging device with ease is provided. An image display device using this technique has a display control unit 211 configured to input video signals obtained as a... Agent: Victor Company Of Japan, Limited
20120013738 - Video surveillance system and method with display advertising: A system for communicating content and monitoring a specified area, and method providing the same, includes a communications module including communication devices. The communication devices may include a display, a camera, and a microphone. The communications module also includes a first computer. A remote operations module includes an operations computer.... Agent: Sdr Solutions, LLC
20120013741 - Apparatus for use in association with a vehicle: An apparatus for use in association with a vehicle having a windshield (38) includes a module (30) having an end portion which pivotally engages a bracket (40) connected with the windshield. The module (30) is pivotal relative to the bracket (40) to press a rain sensor coupler (34) connected with... Agent: Trw Automotive U.s. LLC
20120013743 - Device for monitoring condition of a railway supply line: The present invention provides a monitor for monitoring a condition of a railway supply line when the supply line is in contact with a head of a pantograph of a vehicle in order to power the vehicle. The monitor includes a camera for monitoring parameters indicative of operating capability of... Agent: Alstom Transport Sa
20120013742 - Vision system and method for displaying a field of view dependent upon detecting an object: A vision system in a vehicle and a method for operating the system. The system displays a field of view that is a portion of an image of an area proximate to the vehicle. The system includes an object detection means that provides an indication of an object being present... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20120013744 - Method and apparatus for activating and deactivating video cameras in a security system: A method used a security system monitoring a secure area. The method includes a first processor of the security system providing a status of the security system including an active status output and a disarmed status output signal, a video system monitoring the secured area by capturing and locally saving... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120013745 - Infrared sensor and sensing method using the same: Disclosed herein are an infrared (IR) sensor and a sensing method using the same, in which disturbance by an external luminous object is removed using the IR sensor that irradiates IR light into a sensing area to sense an object, so that the position or distance of the object can... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology
20120013746 - Signaling data for multiplexing video components: A server may provide information describing characteristics of audio and video components to a client, separately from encoded samples of the audio and video components themselves. The client may use the information to select components, and then to request the selected components, e.g., in accordance with a streaming network protocol.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120013747 - Image testing method of image pickup device and image testing apparatus using such method: An image testing method of an image pickup device and an image testing apparatus using such a method are provided. The image testing apparatus is in communication with the image pickup device. The image testing apparatus includes an image processing program, a multi-core processing unit and a storage unit. The... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.
20120013748 - Systems and methods for prioritization of data for intelligent discard in a communication network: Capacity and spectrum constrained, multiple-access communication systems optimize performance by selectively discarding packets. Changes in the communication systems may be driven using control responses. Control responses include intelligent discard of network packets under capacity constrained conditions. Packets are prioritized and discard decisions are made based on the prioritization. Various embodiments... Agent: Cygnus Broadband, Inc.
20120013749 - Picture capturing apparatus and method of capturing a picture: An improved ratio between hardware/manufacturing expenditure, on the one hand, and picture quality, on the other hand, when using a multi-channel optical element is achieved in that the samples of the pixels are arranged in accordance with an imaging direction from which the optical element images objects on the respective... Agent:
20120013750 - Sound optimization via camera: The disclosure relates to a method and system for sound optimization to be installed on a computer, wherein the optimization determines the positions of a microphone and a sound source on a digital image captured by the camera and optimizes how the sound captured by the microphone or advises the... Agent: Gn Netcom A/s
20120013751 - Image capturing device and control method of operation mode thereof, and electronic device using image capturing device: An image capturing device includes an image capturing unit, a processing unit, a register unit, and at least one triggering unit. The image capturing unit is used for capturing image data; the processing unit is electrically connected to the image capturing unit and is used for executing a comparison procedure;... Agent:
20120013753 - Image blur correction apparatus mounted on optical equipment, and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus which decreases the number of components to reduce man-hours for assembly. A base plate, which supports a lens holder in such a manner that the lens holder is movable in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis, has an engagement portion having an opening disposed in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013752 - Image processing device and method for controlling the same: An image processing device calculates a coordinate transformation coefficient for each of a plurality of regions, and, for at least one point of interest in a local region, calculates a correction amount that is used when blur in a target image is corrected using a coordinate transformation coefficient for the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013754 - Optical image stabilizer and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides an optical image stabilizer including: a substrate; a table which faces the substrate and has an image sensor mounted on its upper surface to be horizontally actuated on the substrate; supporting members for supporting the table on the substrate; and a scratch drive actuator for actuating... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120013755 - Head-separated camera device and control method thereof: According to one embodiment, a method for controlling a head-separated camera device in which a camera head and a camera control unit are connected to each other by a cable comprising a line that supplies the camera head with serial data from the camera control unit. The method comprises outputting,... Agent:
20120013756 - Image capture apparatus, computer-readable recording medium, and control method: An image apparatus includes an image capture unit that captures a moving image and generates moving image data corresponding to the moving image, a generating unit that generates predetermined image data which is embedded in the moving image data based on still image data corresponding to the still image; and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013757 - Camera that combines images of different scene depths: A camera system capturing two parts of a same scene each at a different focus so that objects at different distances from the camera can be captured in focus. The camera system splits the image into two paths using a splitter and focuses the image of each path separately. The... Agent:
20120013760 - Characterization of image sensors: A camera module characterization method is presented. An object is imaged with the camera module. The object may be a test chart including a pattern that defines edges and markers. A resolution metric is measured from the obtained image, and at least one point where the resolution metric is maximized... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited
20120013762 - Determining a final exposure setting automatically for a solid state camera without a separate light metering circuit: An embodiment of the invention is a method of generating a final exposure setting, including, (a) selecting one of a number of predetermined exposure settings as a current exposure setting for a solid state camera having a camera imager, (b) generating a captured scene by the camera imager using the... Agent: Intel Corporation
20120013759 - Electronic device and method for capturing images: An electronic device and a method for capturing images include detecting the face area of a monitored scene and reading image data of the face area in an image of the monitored scene captured by the camera device. The method further includes calculating a definition value of the face area... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120013761 - Image pickup apparatus and a method for producing an image of quality matching with a scene to be captured: An image pickup apparatus includes an image sensor in which main and auxiliary pixels are bidimensionally arranged for outputting a high and a low output signal, respectively. The user of the camera is allowed to select a desire image quality mode appearing on a monitor by operating a control panel.... Agent:
20120013758 - Memory compression technique with low latency per pixel: In an embodiment, a compression unit is provided which may perform compression of images with low latency and relatively little hardware. Similarly, a decompression unit may be provided which may decompress the images with low latency and hardware. In an embodiment, the transmission of compressed coefficients may be performed using... Agent:
20120013763 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium: An image processing apparatus for applying a color balance correction to input image data, comprises a first highlight color calculation unit which estimates a light source at the time of shooting from pixel values of the image data, converts color values of the image data based on a condition of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013764 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium: An image processing apparatus for applying a color balance correction to input image data, comprises a holding unit which holds information indicating a locus of a change in highlight color when a color temperature for image data is changed on a color space; a highlight color calculation unit which calculates... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013765 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a white balance adjustment unit configured to adjust a white balance of image data output from the imaging unit, a determination unit configured to determine brightness of the image data, a filter control unit configured to control a filter in order not to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013766 - Device and method for embedding and retrieving information in digital images: A digital imaging device and methods thereof that will enable the embedding and retrieving of information in digital images are provided. The digital imaging device includes a capture module for capturing an image and creating a digital image file; an input module for inputting information regarding the captured image; and... Agent: Rothschild Trust Holdings, LLC
20120013767 - Apparatus, and associated method, for tagging a captured image with geographical indicia: An apparatus, and an associated method, for a mobile device, or other portable electronic device, tags a captured image with geographical indicia. The mobile device includes camera functionality to capture an image. A determination is made of the geographic positioning of the mobile device at, or close to, the time... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120013768 - Electronic apparatus for generating modified wideband audio signals based on two or more wideband microphone signals: At least two microphones generate wideband electrical audio signals in response to incoming sound waves, and the wideband audio signals are filtered to generate low band signals and high band signals. From the low band signals, low band beamformed signals are generated, and the low band beamformed signals are combined... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20120013769 - Luminance signal generation apparatus, luminance signal generation method, image pickup apparatus, and storage medium: A luminance signal generation apparatus capable of suppressing an occurrence of aliasing at near horizontal and vertical Nyquist regions in the case of an achromatic object. An OG signal is generated by interpolating a green signal on pixels other than green pixels, and an SWY signal is generated as luminance... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013771 - Image pickup system, image capturing method, and computer-readbale storage medium storing program for performing image capturing method: An image pickup system causes a first illumination unit to emit light toward a subject at a first angle without causing a second illumination unit for emitting light toward the subject at a second angle different from the first angle, and causes an image pickup unit to capture the image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013770 - Overlay video content on a mobile device: Methods, systems, and devices are described for providing overlay content to be placed over captured video content for display on a mobile device. In one embodiment, a system includes a video display, such as a TV, that displays video content. A mobile device with an integrated video camera and display... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20120013772 - Image processing apparatus and image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes: an image obtaining unit that obtains a photographic image captured with an image sensor; a flat portion extraction unit that extracts a flat portion area within the photographic image having been obtained; and a defect information generating unit that generates defect information corresponding to the... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120013773 - Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, computer-readable storage medium, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a motion vector calculator and an alignment processing unit. The motion vector calculator calculates motion vector information between a fluorescence image of an observed region based on fluorescence generated from the observed region irradiated with excitation light, and a reflected-light image of the observed region... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120013774 - Cmos image sensor for high speed signal processing: A CMOS image sensor includes: a plurality of CDS/PGAs (correlating double sampling/programmable gain amplifiers) for processing output signals of pixels corresponding to same colors on different paths; and an offset difference removing part for removing offset difference that occurs when the same color signals are processed on the different paths,... Agent: Intellectual Ventures Ii, LLC
20120013775 - Enhanced image capture sharpening: An image capture sharpening subsystem for a digital camera includes a capture sharpening processor and a memory that stores values for a capture sharpening amount. The values for the capture sharpening amount are a function of position on an image sensor of the digital camera. The capture sharpening processor receives... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120013776 - Camera with at least two image sensor sets: A camera with at least two image sensor sets includes an aperture; a lens set for capturing images; at least two image sensing sets; each image sensor array having a plurality of image sensors which are arranged as an array for receiving external images; each image sensor receives a part... Agent:
20120013777 - Cmos image sensor with improved photodiode area allocation: Embodiments of an apparatus comprising a pixel array comprising a plurality of macropixels. Each macropixel includes a pair of first pixels each including a color filter for a first color, the first color being one to which pixels are most sensitive, a second pixel including a color filter for a... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20120013778 - Method of driving solid-state imaging apparatus: When a horizontal skipping operation is performed in a solid-state imaging apparatus that includes an A/D converting circuit in each column and that applies an arithmetic operation process to a digitalized signal and an arithmetic operation is performed with signals held by a plurality of register circuits, A/D converters and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013779 - Multispectral imaging for quantitative contrast of functional and structural layers inside optically dense media such as tissue: A method for the evaluation of target media parameters in the visible and near infrared is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a light source, an illuminator/collector, optional illumination wavelength selector, an optional light gating processor, an imager, detected wavelength selector, controller, analyzer and a display unit. The apparatus illuminates an in... Agent:
20120013780 - Optical black pixel cell readout systems and methods: This is generally directed to systems and methods for reading optical black pixel cells. For example, in some embodiments, the columns of a pixel array can be shunted together during an optical black pixel readout phase of the imaging system. This may, for example, help improve correction of column fixed... Agent:
20120013781 - Electronic apparatus and portable telephone: This portable telephone includes a body portion, a display portion, a stylus pen and a penholder, and is so formed that the user can move the stylus pen held in the penholder to a standing position where the stylus pen functions as a stand and to a stored position where... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20120013782 - Imaging apparatus, shooting assistance system, imaging apparatus control method, and method for evaluating individuals in an image: An imaging apparatus for shooting images includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about an evaluation of an identified individual in at least one shot image based on a composition of the image, and a presentation unit configured to present the information corresponding to the identified individual, wherein the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013783 - Photgraphing support system, photographing support method, server photographing apparatus, and program: Photographing support that supports a photographer in taking more photographs appropriate for an album such as photographs including good combinations of subjects or photographs taken evenly throughout an event is realized by calculating a point value of a photographing frame captured by a photographing apparatus considering a combination of subjects... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013784 - Media module control: The technology includes processor-implemented methods, computer program products, and electronic devices for media module control. Media module zoom specifications are requested. Media module zoom specifications comprising zoom range are received. The received zoom range is divided into n discrete steps. A zoom bar is presented comprises an indicator of increasing... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120013785 - System and method for high numeric aperture imaging systems: A system and method for high numeric aperture imaging systems includes a splitter, a defocusing system, and a combiner. The splitter reflects a portion of collected light and transmits another portion of the collected light. The defocusing system is configured to modify optical power of either the transmitted portion or... Agent: Amnis Corporation
20120013786 - Focus adjustment apparatus and method, and image capturing apparatus and control method thereof: A focus adjustment apparatus comprises a detection unit that detects a subject/subjects having a predetermined characteristic from an image obtained while shooting a moving picture, a selection unit that, in the case where a subject/subjects having the predetermined characteristic have been detected by the detection unit, selects, from the detected... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013787 - High resolution image capture device and the lens set thereof: A high resolution image capturing device comprises a lens; an image sensor; a resolution enhancing element formed on said image sensor and between said lens and said image sensor to improve resolution; wherein an index of reflection of said resolution enhancing element is greater than one. The resolution enhancing element... Agent:
20120013788 - Exposure method and exposure device: An exposure method capable of performing accurate exposure without using a large photomask. The exposure method performs exposure while relatively moving a photomask above a substrate and includes a step of performing position correction of the photomask by performing, on a front side of the photomask relatively moved in a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013789 - Exposure control for an imaging system: A device that analyzes an image. The device includes a circuit that receives an image that includes a plurality of pixels. The circuit creates a histogram of the image and analyzes the histogram to determine an acceptable exposure of the image. The histogram may include a plurality of bins versus... Agent:
20120013790 - System and method for charging an electronic device: A method that includes determining that a device mount power supply included within a device mount is compatible with an electronic device power supply included in an electronic device. The method further includes receiving power transferred from the device mount power supply via a power connection that is provided by... Agent:
20120013791 - Accessory connecting shelf for video and camera: An accessory connecting shelf for video and camera includes a horizontal orientated connecting plate (1) having double-step connecting pieces. A screwed connecting through hole (3) is provided in the higher connecting piece (2) at the inside end of the connecting plate for connecting a video and camera apparatus, and a... Agent:
20120013792 - Electronic device: An electronic device in which a sliding member and a guide trench that regulates the moving path are formed in a device body, comprising the device body, wherein a slide member that slides along the surface of the device body is connected to the device body, the sliding member can... Agent: Sanyoelectric Co., Ltd.
20120013793 - Video importance rating based on compressed domain video features: Systems and methods are provided for identifying important video frames and segments in multimedia content such as a segmented compressed domain video. Video frames in a segment are analyzed to determine intensity, contrast, and motion values for the frames and their segments. The values among frames and segments are compared... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120013794 - Image converting device and image converting system: Means which enables image conversion in which a plurality of conversion results can be output without once saving all of video-image data, which has been input from image-pickup means, in a storage medium is provided. A single line memory having a plurality of lines is used while switching the role... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120013795 - Information handling system with processing system, low-power processing system and shared resources: An information handling system includes a processing system, a low-power processing system, and a chipset. The processing system is configured to operate using a power system configured to power a shared resource of the processing system and a non-shared resource of the processing system, and to disable the non-shared resource... Agent: Dell Products, Lp
20120013796 - Information processing apparatus and tangible recording medium: An information processing apparatus has: a first motion vector calculation unit which determines a first motion vector between one image frame and an image frame immediately before this one image frame in a second image frame group which frame rate is an n number of frames per predetermined time; a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120013797 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: A video processing apparatus for converting frame rates of video signals includes: a video characteristic detection unit (29) that detects, from an input video signal, as characteristics of the video signal, whether or not the video signal is of a film material and/or whether or not character information is displayed... Agent:
20120013798 - Method and system for achieving better picture quality in various zoom modes: A method and system are provided in which a video image may be scaled from a first to a second video format. The scaling may be a non-uniform scaling such as an anamorphic scaling. When panning associated with the scaled video image is detected, one or more end portions of... Agent:
20120013799 - Image display device and image processing method: An image display device according to the present invention includes a caption signal decoding section that extracts a caption signal from an image signal that is input; an image extraction section that extracts image data other than the caption signal from the image signal; a correction pixel conversion section that... Agent:
20120013800 - Method for displaying captions and associated embedded system: A method for displaying captions and associated embedded system is provided. The method includes receiving a first caption image file and a first color index table with a first color quantity; receiving a second caption image file and a second color index table, offset-processing the second caption image file according... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20120013801 - Method and apparatus for monitoring another video source: The present invention provides a method for monitoring another video source in addition to a current video source. One method according to the present invention comprises outputting a first video signal provided from a first contents source (for example, a broadcasting channel) and displaying a video from a second video... Agent:
20120013802 - Display for pump: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a processor, and a user interface including a bistable display. A display element of the bistable display is placed in one of two stable orientations upon application of a biasing voltage and stays in the... Agent:
20120013803 - Method circuit and system for receiving a signal: A method, circuit and system for receiving a data signal uses two or more antennas adapted to receive a common data signal. The system includes mode selection logic to determine a mode of extracting data from a common signal received on either or both antennas. The mode may include a... Agent:
20120013804 - System and method for data item filtering based on character sequence entry: A method of filtering a plurality of data items according to user input is presented. Each of the data items, such as media content files, is identified via a multiple-character identifier. In the method, a collection of individual characters is presented to a user for selection. A character sequence is... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20120013805 - Apparatus and method for displaying content: According to one embodiment, a content database stores one or a plurality of contents and meta data thereof. An input unit inputs at least one keyword. A generation unit generates virtual meta data of a virtual content. A virtual meta data includes one or a plurality of items. An extraction... Agent:
20120013806 - Electronic billboard: An electronic billboard includes a display unit, a storage unit, a distance detection unit, and a processing unit. The storage unit stores a relationship table recording a relation between viewer distances and zoom proportions of displayed content by the display unit. The distance detection unit detects viewer distances of viewers.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120013807 - Method and apparatus for fast source switching and/or automatic source switching: A method and system are provided in which a processor may perform fast source switching and/or automatic source switching by keeping active the signals from multiple sources. The processor may determine which received video signals are locked-in within a front-end portion of the processor. A video signal may be locked-in... Agent:
20120013808 - Communication apparatus, television receiver, video signal processing apparatus, communication method, program, and integrated circuit: A communication apparatus (100) includes: a communication unit (10) connectable to one end of a cable (50); a first detection unit (111) which detects a maximum transmission capability of an external device based on a communication standard with which the external device complies, the external device being connected to an... Agent:
20120013809 - Electric apparatus: Disclosed is an electric apparatus having a remote controller receiver function. The electric apparatus includes a main body operation keypad including a plurality of main body keys, and a control portion for changing functions assigned to the main body keys based on a specific file provided from outside.... Agent:
20120013810 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a light source 17, a chassis 14 configured to house the light source 17 and having an opening 14b for light from the light source 17 to pass through, and an optical member 15a provided so as to face the light... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013811 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: A backlight unit 12 included in a liquid crystal display device 10 includes an LED 16, a light guide plate 18, a first light scattering structure 23, and a light reflector 24. The LED 16 is a light source. The light guide plate 18 has alight entrance surface 18b through... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013812 - Systems and methods for reducing speckle in laser projected images: A laser projection system includes a light source, a speckle reduction adjustable optical component and a scanning adjustable optical component. The light source includes at least one laser configured to emit an output beam. The speckle reduction adjustable optical component rotates about a speckle reduction axis. The scanning adjustable optical... Agent:01/12/2012 > 117 patent applications in 71 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120007937 - Multi-purpose armored vehicle: A multi-purpose armored vehicle is configured for a wide range of purposes by military and police units and in both defensive and offensive postures. A protective canopy covers an entrance to a cockpit capable of accommodating at least one person. The vehicle is sufficiently narrow to enable it to pass... Agent:
20120007938 - Portable communication device with multi-tasking module for parallelism: A portable device for video communication includes a control unit, a display is coupled to the central control unit, respectively. A converter is coupled to the central control unit. A vocal I/O unit is coupled to the converter and an image capture module is coupled to the control unit. A... Agent:
20120007939 - Scene background blurring including face modeling: Different distances of two or more objects in a scene being captured in a video conference are determined based on applying a face model to a detected face within a digitally-acquired image. At least one portion of the scene other than the face is identified as comprising a background object... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120007940 - Scene background blurring including range measurement: Different distances of two or more objects in a scene being captured in a video conference are determined by determining a sharpest of two or more color channels and calculating distances based on the determining of the sharpest of the two or more color channels. At least one of the... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120007943 - Method for determining the relative position of a first and a second imaging device and devices therefore: A method for determining the relative position and orientation of a first and a second imaging device by comparing the image of a commonly depicted object in a first and a second image of the first and the second imaging device respectively, wherein the first and the second imaging devices... Agent:
20120007942 - Scene background blurring including determining a depth map: Different distances of two or more objects in a scene being captured in a video conference are determined using an auto-focus sweep of the scene. A depth map of the scene is generated based on the auto-focus sweep. At least one of the objects is identified as a foreground object... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120007941 - Systems and methods of providing video features in a standard telephone system: Systems and methods of providing video support for standard (i.e., non-video-capable) communications systems that require little or no modifications to any existing standard communications systems. The systems and methods can be implemented between at least one video channel and a standard communications system to establish call connections between a user... Agent:
20120007944 - Method for creating a videoconferencing displayed image: The present disclosure provides methods and systems of multipoint videoconferencing wherein layout description information is used to create videoconferencing displayed images of a composite video of one or more video images and one or more accessory elements. The layout description information is responsive to events in the videoconferencing session. Synchronization... Agent: Polycom, Inc.
20120007945 - Self-adaptive adjustment method of video call service and video mobile terminal: A self-adaptive adjustment method of video call service and a video mobile terminal are disclosed in the present invention, wherein the method includes: the video mobile terminal receiving parameter information representing the channel capacity of a cell to which the video mobile terminal belongs; and the video mobile terminal adjusting... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120007946 - Hologram reproduction image processing apparatus and processing method: A holographic reproduction image processing apparatus includes: a detecting section detecting the luminance of a plurality of pixels in an area of a holographic reproduction image extending in a direction substantially orthogonal to a direction in which the image has luminance variation; and an image processing section correcting the luminance... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120007947 - Apparatus and method for distributing three dimensional media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive 3D image content with a plurality of left eye frames and a plurality of right eye frames, remove a portion of pixels from each left eye frame and from the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120007949 - Method and apparatus for displaying: A display apparatus and a displaying method generate caption information using depth information of an estimated main object area of a three-dimensional (3D) image, and combine a caption with the 3D image according to the generated caption information and display the caption-combined 3D image.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120007950 - Method and device for converting 3d images: A method and device for converting 3D images are disclosed herein. The method include the steps of analyzing a 2-dimensional (2D) image and generating 2D image information, generating a global depth and a local depth by using the generated 2D image information, the global depth corresponding to 3D effect pattern... Agent:
20120007948 - Method for processing three dimensional (3d) video signal and digital broadcast receiver for performing the method: A method for processing a 3D video signal and a digital broadcast receiver for performing the processing method are disclosed. A method for receiving a 3D broadcast signal includes receiving signaling information of at least one stream for a 3 Dimension TeleVision (3DTV) service and a two dimensional (2D) video... Agent:
20120007951 - System and format for encoding data and three-dimensional rendering: 3D+F encoding of data and three-dimensional rendering includes generating a fused view 2D image and associated generating-vectors, by combining first and second 2D images such that the fused view 2D image contains information associated with elements of the first and second 2D images, and the generating-vectors indicate operations to be... Agent: Nomad3d Sas
20120007954 - Method and apparatus for a disparity-based improvement of stereo camera calibration: A method and apparatus for camera calibration. The method is for disparity estimation of the camera calibration and includes collecting statistical information from at least one disparity image, inferring sub-pixel misalignment between a left view and a right view of the camera, and utilizing the collected statistical information and the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120007953 - Mobile terminal and 3d image controlling method therein: A mobile terminal and 3D image controlling method therein are provided, by which a user can be informed of a state of a 3D effect on one or more objects in a 3D image. The mobile terminal includes a first camera configured to capture a left-eye image for generating a... Agent:
20120007952 - Recording control apparatus, semiconductor recording apparatus, recording system, and nonvolatile storage medium: A recording control apparatus includes an input unit operable to input plural kinds of image data composing a stereoscopic image or a high-definition image, and a recording controller operable to control recording of the plural kinds of image data input by the input unit, to a nonvolatile storage medium. The... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120007956 - Evaluation of the relief of a tire surface by active stereovision: Acquisition device for taking a digital relief image of the surface of a tire P, comprising: two colour cameras (13a, 13b) for the acquisition of stereoscopic images, each camera comprising N primary image sensors (131a, 132a, 133a, 131b, 132b, 133b) in a given primary colour (R, G, B), N being... Agent: Societe De Technologie Michelin
20120007957 - Evaluation of the relief of a tire surface by active stereovision: A method for calibrating a measuring system and a measuring station for a vehicle measurement, having a road surface and at least two measuring heads, each measuring head having at least one lighting device and at least one image recording device, including applying a number of measuring points to the... Agent:
20120007955 - Portable auxiliary device for making stereoscopic image: In a portable auxiliary device for making stereoscopic image, a first rotatable assembly and a second rotatable assembly are rotatably mounted on an operation platform, and further respectively mounted with a first image catching device and a second image catching device thereon; a first optical guiding member and a second... Agent:
20120007958 - Method for measuring a chassis and device for measuring the chassis geometry of a motor vehicle: A method and device are described for measuring a chassis and for measuring the chassis geometry of a vehicle, which includes providing a chassis measurement system having four measurement heads situated in known positions relative to one another, of which each has a monocular image recording device, the position of... Agent:
20120007961 - 3d image output apparatus, 3d image display apparatus and 3d image output method: According to one embodiment, a 3D image output apparatus includes: an oblique display judging module configured to judge whether a thumbnail relating to an image content that can be displayed in 3D is displayed obliquely; and an image signal output module configured to: output an image signal relating to a... Agent:
20120007963 - Illumination controller, illuminator and illumination system using illumination controller, and display device and eyeglass device for use with illumination controller: An illumination controller including: an acquisition portion for acquiring timing information on a timing of a non-display period during which a display device switches a frame image of a stereoscopic video without displaying the frame image; and a control portion for brightening a light source configured to illuminate a space... Agent:
20120007962 - Image data transmission apparatus, image data transmission method, image data reception apparatus, image data reception method, and image data transmission and reception system: An apparatus may include a control unit to determine whether a display state notification indicating a dimensional display process exists. The control unit may set an output form of display data to be displayed on image data to an output form corresponding to a display state indicated by the display... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120007959 - Stereoscopic glasses and display apparatus including the same: Stereoscopic glasses and a display apparatus including the same, which can reduce a user's eyestrain, are provided. The display apparatus includes: a signal processor which processes a three-dimensional (3D) video signal to have a predetermined depth effect; a display unit which displays a 3D image based on the video signal... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120007960 - Video processing method for 3d display based on multi-cue process: A video processing method for a three-dimensional (3D) display is based on a multi-cue process. The method may include acquiring a cut boundary of a shot by performing a shot boundary detection with respect to each frame of an input video, computing a texture saliency with respect to each pixel... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120007965 - Controller, display device, eyeglass device and video system: A controller for controlling an eyeglass device which performs an assistance operation for assisting in stereoscopically viewing a video includes: a first acquisition portion for acquiring first frequency information relating to a display frequency of frame images of the video; a second acquisition portion for acquiring second frequency information relating... Agent:
20120007966 - Eyeglass device and video system: An eyeglass device for assisting in viewing a video to be stereoscopically perceived includes an optical filter portion with left and right filters for adjusting light amount to be transmitted to left and right eyes, respectively and a controller for controlling adjustment operation of the light amount by the optical... Agent:
20120007964 - Image processing device and image processing method: A location error determination unit determines, prior to displaying on a display device stereoscopic images including a parallax image for the left eye and a parallax image for the right eye of a subject, whether the parallax image for the left eye and the parallax image for the right eye... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20120007967 - Video system, eyeglass device and video player: A video system includes a video player for playing data of contents and an eyeglass device used to view a video. The eyeglass device includes an optical filter portion for adjusting a light amount reaching eyes of a viewer, a battery used as a power supply of the eyeglass device,... Agent:
20120007969 - Method for reducing left-eye/right-eye crosstalk in a 3d liquid crystal display device and related display system: A liquid crystal display (LCD) system for displaying three-dimensional video includes a backlight module for providing light, a liquid crystal panel for modifying brightness of the light, a backlight driver for controlling the backlight module according to a backlight module control signal, a temperature sensor for detecting temperature to generate... Agent:
20120007970 - Shutter glasses and method for controlling a pair of shutter glasses: A method for controlling a pair of shutter glasses utilized for viewing stereo images. A video output apparatus respectively outputs a first image and a second image during a plurality of image output periods, alternately. Each image output period includes an image driving period and an image stabilization period. The... Agent:
20120007968 - Shutter glasses repeater: A method, consistent with certain implementations involves at a television remote controller housing that provides a user interface that provides access to controls for television functions and encloses a television remote controller circuit: receiving a 3D shutter glasses synchronization signal; and re-transmitting the shutter glasses synchronization signal. This abstract is... Agent:
20120007971 - Methods and systems of imaging cut stones: A method of imaging a cut stone. The method comprises a) identifying an orientation of a cut stone, b) creating a volumetric model of the cut stone according to the orientation, c) capturing a plurality of images of the cut stone from a plurality of viewing angles around the cut... Agent: Dsee Imaging Ltd.
20120007973 - Imaging device and transmission/reception system: There are provided an inexpensive imaging device that may perform data transmission promptly and easily, and a transmission/reception system using the imaging device. The imaging device includes, an imaging section, a recording section storing data of images shot by the imaging section, a transmission section transmitting the data stored in... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120007972 - Objective lens and endoscope apparatus: An objective lens includes, in order from an object side, a front group having negative refractive power, an aperture stop, and a rear group having positive refractive power, wherein the front group includes, in order from the object side, a first lens which is a negative meniscus lens with a... Agent:
20120007974 - Image apparatus and control method thereof: An imaging apparatus generates a cross-sectional image in the longitudinal direction inside a body cavity (e.g., blood vessel) by using an interference signal. The apparatus includes an obtaining unit for obtaining line data, and a judgment unit for judging whether or not the optical probe unit operates in a normal... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120007976 - Biometric data acquiring device and biometric authentication device: An organism information acquisition device is provided with an imaging part which images a user' s hand opened and the user' s hand bent to acquire a first image and a second image respectively; a dark line extraction part which extracts dark lines from the first image and the second... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120007975 - Processing image data: Systems and methods are provided for identifying an image having a target individual therein. An example system includes an image capture system that generates image data representing a set of a captured images of a predetermined area, an image database that stores the image data, a feature information database that... Agent:
20120007977 - Microscope control device, image display device, image management server, in-focus position information generating method, image display method, image management method and microscope image management system: In one example embodiment, a microscope control device a controller configured to store a plurality of images having different depth positions. In one example embodiment, the microscope control device divides the plurality of images into a plurality of sub-regions. In one example embodiment, the microscope control device, for each sub-region,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120007978 - Method and apparatus for examining a semiconductor wafer: The edges of semiconductor wafers are examined by an imaging method and the positions and forms of defects on the edge are determined, and in addition, a ring-shaped region on the flat area of the semiconductor wafer, the outer margin of which is ≦10 mm from the edge, is examined... Agent: Siltronic Ag
20120007979 - Multispectral enhanced vision system and method for aircraft landing in inclement weather conditions: Apparatus for detecting airfield light emitters, the apparatus including a plurality of light detection cameras, each detecting at least one respective waveband of electromagnetic radiation within the electromagnetic spectrum, each of the light detection cameras producing a plurality of respective spectral images, and a processor coupled with the light detection... Agent: Elbit Systems Ltd. Advanced Technology Center
20120007980 - Position encoder apparatus: A position encoder apparatus, including a scale having a series of position features; and a readhead configured to read the series of position features via a snapshot capture process. The snapshot capture process is adaptable so as to compensate for the relative speed between the scale and readhead.... Agent: Renishaw PLC
20120007981 - Passenger surveillance: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for passenger surveillance. A system for implementing passenger surveillance includes a control unit, a stationary interface, a portable interface, an Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) unit and one or more cameras. A method for enabling passenger surveillance includes mounting one or... Agent:
20120007982 - Real-time moving platform management system: A moving platform system suitable for mounting and use on a moving platform, comprising a position system monitoring the location of the moving platform and generating a sequence of time-based position data, a non-line of sight communication system, a high-speed line of sight communication system, and a computer system monitoring... Agent:
20120007985 - Calibration device, method, and program for on-board camera: An on-board camera calibration device with high productivity is provided which allows speedy calibration of the on-board camera with high precision with a simple construction. Based on an actual coordinate specified in a projecting plane of a camera coordinate system and a converted coordinate obtained by converting an initial coordinate... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20120007984 - Device having a camera unit for recording images of the outer area of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a device comprising a camera unit (10), which is used to record images of the outer area of a motor vehicle, comprising a camera (11), which is accommodated in a housing (12) of the camera unit (10) so as to be movable between a retracted position... Agent: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120007983 - Method and system for detecting vehicle offences: Methods and systems for uniquely identifying a vehicle that has committed a potential violation are disclosed. One method comprises the steps of: obtaining first data for uniquely identifying vehicles that enter a zone of interest (610); obtaining second data relating to a potential violation committed by a particular vehicle in... Agent:
20120007986 - Multiprojection display system and screen forming method: Provided is a multiprojection display system that includes a plurality of cameras installed in positions in which the cameras can capture images of image-capturing regions including marks whose visible light reflection ratio is higher than the projection region or support members whose ratio to reflect visible light is different from... Agent:
20120007989 - Imaging apparatus and method of controlling imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a solid-state imaging device provided with a plurality of arranged light-sensitive devices each having sensitivity to light in a range from a visible region to an infrared region; a first filter for transmitting light in the visible region to a first part... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120007988 - Imaging device, display-imaging device, and electronic equipment: Disclosed herein is an imaging device including: a plurality of photodetecting elements arranged on a substrate, each having a first semiconductor layer for the channel region; and a plurality of driving elements arranged on the substrate, each having a second semiconductor layer for the channel region, wherein the first and... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120007987 - Optical system with automatic switching between operation in daylight and thermovision modes: An optical sight system that comprises a combination of a thermal scope with a CCD visual-range attachment connectable to the thermal scope with a quick-release connector. The system is equipped with a device that automatically activates the CCD visual-range attachment when the latter is connected to the thermal scope and... Agent: American Technologies Network Corporation
20120007990 - Television display leveling: A television leveling module determines, using at least one accelerometer module in response to activation of the television leveling module, an angle of orientation relative to horizontal of a television coupled to a horizontal level-adjustable mounting assembly. An indication of the angle of orientation relative to horizontal is displayed on... Agent:
20120007991 - Method and apparatus for providing and determining integrity of video: A method and apparatus for providing and determining integrity of video is provided herein. During operation, a trusted unit such as a computer housed within a securable trunk of a vehicle generates or receives data on stimuli applied to a camera and receives video purportedly taken by that camera, as... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20120007992 - Method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order: A method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order. The method includes dividing an image into even sub-pictures, and encoding parallel sub-pictures on multi-cores in raster scanning order within sub-pictures, wherein from core to core, coding of the sub-picture is independent around sub-picture boundaries, and wherein within a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120007994 - Electronic device, electronic camera, and data transfer program: An electronic device includes: a data transfer unit that transfers data between a first recording medium and a second recording medium; an indication unit that indicates a communication protocol and a data transfer rate to be used in data transfer to the transfer unit; a judgment unit that judges whether... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120007995 - Electronic flipbook systems and methods: Systems and methods for creating an electronic flipbook are disclosed. The system can include a camera and an electronic media storage device. The storage device can include a control program stored thereon and being configured to obtain a predetermined number of images from the camera. The control program can sequentially... Agent:
20120007993 - Image pickup system: An image pickup system includes a display screen, an image pickup device and a positioning program. The image pickup device is used for shooting a document. The display screen is used for showing a positioning mark. When the document is moved and a pre-shot document image is aligned with the... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.
20120007996 - Method and apparatus for imaging: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for setting imaging parameters. Information of several images of a scene is received. The images are captured with different exposure times. Also information of motion of the apparatus is received. On the basis of the motion of the apparatus at least one of... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120007997 - Image pickup apparatus: The invention provides an image pickup apparatus with a blur correcting unit which has a display function of causing a photographer to easily confirm a photographed image. The image pickup apparatus includes photographing lens which forms an object image, a photoelectric conversion unit which is disposed on a predicted image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120007998 - Methods and systems for networked camera control: Methods and systems for providing fluid real-time camera control of at least one camera to at least one network user via a network including the internet. A control pad or area can be provided to camera users via an application or applet that can be calibrated to provide fluid camera... Agent: Smiths Detection, Inc.
20120007999 - Imaging control system, control apparatus and method for imaging apparatus, and storage medium: An imaging control system for controlling a direction of an optical axis of an imaging unit is provided. The imaging control system includes a pan change unit configured to change the direction of the optical axis to a pan direction, a tilt change unit configured to change the direction of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120008000 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, computer readable medium, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a memory that memorizes a plurality of pickup images in which an object has been picked up by varying an irradiation direction of a light; an extracting portion that extracts an area image of an area indicated by a user from each of the pickup... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20120008001 - Method for displaying image data in portable terminal: A method for displaying image data in a portable terminal is provided, in which the type of a moving picture is displayed by using previously stored item display data. The method includes photographing a moving picture in a moving picture photographing mode and adding one of frames of the photographed... Agent:
20120008003 - Apparatus and method for providing augmented reality through generation of a virtual marker: An apparatus to provide augmented reality (AR), includes a relevant information acquisition unit to acquire relevant information corresponding to an object to implement AR, a relevant information editing unit to edit the of acquired relevant information, and a virtual marker generating unit to generate a virtual marker based on the... Agent: Pantech Co., Ltd.
20120008006 - Image processing apparatus, electronic camera, and medium storing image processing program: In an image processing apparatus performing synthetic processing on N number of images (where N is an integer of two or larger) being captured from a same photographic scene under mutually different exposure conditions to generate a synthetic image with a higher dynamic range than the N number of images,... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120008005 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium having image processing program recorded thereon: A plurality of images are combined while suppressing a luminance change and the occurrence of artifacts. An image processing apparatus includes a measurement-area setting section that sets, in each of a plurality of images to be combined, a motion-vector measurement area that is used to measure at least one motion... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120008004 - Lighting identification: A lighting identification chart has a grey patch lighting identification feature and a three-part fiduciary marker positioned around the grey patch. The lighting identification chart 102 can be a small 18% reflectance ‘grey card’ produced with a fiduciary marker pattern on its surface. An imaging algorithm determines the orientation of... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limite
20120008002 - Real-time video frame pre-processing hardware: A dynamically reconfigurable heterogeneous systolic array is configured to process a first image frame, and to generate image processing primatives from the image frame, and to store the primatives and the corresponding image frame in a memory store. A characteristic of the image frame is determined. Based on the characteristic,... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120008007 - Semiconductor integrated circuit, imaging system, and signal conversion method: An adjacent color difference data generator calculates a differential between adjacent data in a data row having different color information per pixel of the digital signal to thereby generate a first color difference data having a first code format. A code converter converts the first color difference data into a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120008010 - Adjustment for output image of image data: When a memory card is inserted into a slot, the control circuit of a color printer obtains image output control information from a memory card and analyzes it. When auto light source is not set as the light source, the CPU references the reference values and coefficients for the characteristics... Agent:
20120008008 - Image processing device, imaging method, imaging program, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device includes: an image generating unit that generates third image data on the basis of first image data and second image data different in exposure condition from the first image data; a subject recognizer that recognizes a predetermined subject on the basis of the first image data;... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008009 - White balance adjustment device, image capture device, white balance adjustment method, storage medium, and integrated circuit: A natural white balance is achieved in images that are captured while emitting a flash. The white balance of an image is adjusted using a WB adjustment portion and a mixture ratio calculation portion estimating a mixture ratio of an external light component and a flashed light component that are... Agent:
20120008011 - Digital camera and associated method: The main subject matter of the present invention is a digital camera (1) provided with several lenses (2, 4) such that several images are captured simultaneously, more particularly two images: a main image (8) of the scene in front of the digital camera (1) and an additional image (9) of... Agent: Crambo, S.a.
20120008012 - Image pickup apparatus capable of easily generating album, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of generating an album by laying out desired images in desired positions by a simple operation, while confirming a result of the layout by a photographer when shooting an image. A control section displays a through-the lens-image obtained by shooting an object on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120008013 - Image processing apparatus, method thereof, and recording medium: An image processing apparatus includes an image file creation unit, a storage control unit, an extracting unit, and a display controller. The image file creation unit is configured to create a file including a plurality of images, first management information indicating a specified Exif version, and second management information including... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008014 - Imaging apparatus, method for controlling imaging apparatus, and computer program product for controlling imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes: an operation unit operated by a user; a setting unit that sets a function for image shooting through an operation of the operating unit; a guidance information storage unit that stores guidance information including at least either of a description about the function that can be... Agent:
20120008015 - Image combining apparatus, image combining method and program product: A plurality of image data different in exposure condition are separated into a plurality of luminance component image data and a plurality of color-difference component image data, and the luminance component image data and the color-difference component image data are inputted to an image combining portion 11. A luminance component... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120008016 - Lens-interchangeable digital photographing apparatus and method for controlling the same: Provided are a lens-interchangeable digital photographing apparatus that can use a suitable lens according to a photographing circumstance, a method of controlling the lens-interchangeable digital photographing apparatus, and a recording medium having recorded therein a program for the method. The lens-interchangeable digital photographing apparatus includes a photographing circumstance analysis unit,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120008018 - Correction of non-uniform sensitivity in an image array: An improved non-uniform sensitivity correction algorithm for use in an imager device (e.g., a CMOS APS). The algorithm provides zones having flexible boundaries which can be reconfigured depending upon the type of lens being used in a given application. Each pixel within each zone is multiplied by a correction factor... Agent:
20120008017 - Image sensor and pixel correction method: An image sensor includes a corrector configured to receive a bayer raw data of a pixel array and output a corrected pixel value by correcting a dead pixel occurring in the pixel array, a memory configured to store the corrected pixel value updated in real-time, and a controller configured to... Agent:
20120008020 - Shadow removal in an image captured by a vehicle based camera using a non-linear illumination-invariant kernel: A method is provided for removing an illumination generated shadow in a captured image. An image is captured by an image capture device. Each pixel of the captured image is represented by a respective color value in a logarithmic graph. A non-linear illumination-invariant kernel is determined. An illumination direction for... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120008021 - Shadow removal in an image captured by a vehicle-based camera for clear path detection: A method for is provided for creating a shadow-reduced image from a captured image for distinguishing a clear path of travel. Each pixel of a captured input image is plotted according to a two dimensional logarithmic graph. A specific color set relating to an associated color value of a clear... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120008019 - Shadow removal in an image captured by a vehicle-based camera using an optimized oriented linear axis: A method is provided for removing an illumination generated shadow in a captured image. Each pixel of the captured input image is plotted on a two dimensional logarithmic graph. A linear axis for the plurality of color sets is determined that is substantially orthogonal to a respective illumination direction of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120008022 - Solid-state imaging device and camera system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel section in which a plurality of pixels converting optical signals into electric signals and accumulating the electric signals in accordance with an exposure period are arranged in a matrix shape; and a pixel driving section that is able to drive the pixel section... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008023 - Improving the depth of field in an imaging system: A method is described of capturing an image. The method comprising the steps of: exposing an image sensor to radiation from a first part of the electromagnetic spectrum using a first aperture and to radiation from a second part of the spectrum using a second aperture having a different size... Agent: Iplink Limited
20120008025 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes an image sensor chip and a signal processing chip, which are electrically connected. A low thermal conductivity region is positioned between the image sensor chip and the signal processing chip. The low thermal conductivity region is configured to insulate the image sensor chip from heat,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008024 - Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method therefor, solid-state imaging apparatus, and image capturing apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor substrate that has a light sensing portion which photoelectrically converts incident light; an infrared cut filter layer or a light shielding layer that is provided on a surface side opposite to a light receiving surface of the semiconductor substrate and is formed on... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008026 - Solid-state imaging device, method of making the same, and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes the following elements. A photoelectric conversion section is arranged in a semiconductor layer having a first surface through which light enters the photoelectric conversion section. A signal circuit section is arranged in a second surface of the semiconductor layer opposite to the first surface. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008027 - Solid-state imaging device and camera system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel section wherein pixels including photoelectric conversion devices are arranged in a matrix; and a pixel driving section including a row selection circuit which controls the pixels to perform an electronic shutter operation and readout of the pixel section. The row selection circuit has... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008028 - Solid state imaging device: According to one embodiment, a pixel outputs a photoelectrically converted signal. A reference ramp generating circuit generates a first ramp wave and a second ramp wave having a step width smaller than that of the first ramp wave. A column ADC circuit performs switching between the first ramp wave and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120008029 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arranged, wherein the pixel array has a region formed from one of an electrical conductor and a semiconductor to which a fixed electric potential is supplied, each pixel includes a photoelectric converter, a charge-voltage converter... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120008030 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system: A solid-state imaging apparatus including a plurality of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element, and an amplifier circuit which amplifies and outputs signals of the plurality of pixels is provided. The plurality of pixels include a first pixel having a first photoelectric conversion element with a first sensitivity and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120008031 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system: A solid-state imaging apparatus has a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arranged to form a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, and a plurality of column signal lines are arranged, wherein each of the plurality of pixels includes a photoelectric converter including a first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120008033 - Solid-state image pickup device and camera system: A solid-state image pickup device and a camera system in which: (1) counters are organized into a counter group and a memory group on a column-by-column basis; (2) in each column, the individual counters are cascade-connected between individual bits; (3) switches are provided at bit output portions of the individual... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008032 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a comparison section comparing a pixel signal from a pixel with a ramp signal and outputting a comparison signal. A measurement section starts counting in synchronism with the ramp signal and continues the counting until a signal supplied thereto reverses to measure comparison time. A... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008034 - Camera and a method of operating the same: A method of operating a camera is disclosed. A shutter button is pressed to trigger capturing an image. Subsequently, a display-related signal is prevented from transferring to a display panel at least for a duration during which image data are being read out of an image sensor.... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.
20120008035 - Information display device: An information display device including an imaging unit that executes an imaging process to image a subject to output an imaging signal; a monitor capable of displaying an image of the subject based on the imaging signal; a switching part located near the monitor; a first display controller for displaying,... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120008037 - Tracking controllable image pickup apparatus: The image pickup apparatus includes a memory storing first tracking data indicating a positional relationship of a magnification-varying lens and a correction lens and second tracking data indicating a positional relationship of the magnification-varying lens and an image sensor. A controller moves the correction lens and the image sensor using... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120008036 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system comprising: a first lens unit having negative optical power; a second lens unit; and at least one subsequent lens unit, wherein in zooming, the first lens unit moves along an optical axis, and at least an interval between the second lens unit and a lens unit... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120008038 - Assisting focusing method for face block: An assisting focusing method is applicable in an image capture device having an auto focusing (AF) procedure. The AF procedure has a preset sampling interval. The assisting focusing method includes the following steps. An image for focusing is captured. A face parameter of a face block in the image for... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120008039 - Image sensors with graded refractive index microlenses: An image sensor has an array of image sensor pixels. Each image sensor pixel may have a gradient index lens formed in a passivation layer. The gradient index lens may be a converging or diverging gradient index lens. The gradient index lens may have a gradient index profile that is... Agent:
20120008040 - Exposure control device and electronic camera having the same: An exposure control device including a control unit configured to set a shutter speed and an aperture using a predetermined program chart based an exposure value calculated through photometry, an ISO sensitivity setting unit configured to set at least one of an upper limit and a lower limit of an... Agent: Hoya Corporation
20120008041 - Cctv camera housing: A camera housing incorporates a glass window, as an optical port, to improve image quality. The window can be curved or flat. The housing can be dome shaped and can also include metal or plastic along with the glass window. A camera installed in the housing has a field of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120008042 - Support structure and document projector using the same: A support structure is disclosed, which includes plural cylindrical joints. Each cylindrical joint includes a cylindrical joint body having a wire channel for being passed through by a wire, a cylindrical joint head disposed on one end of the cylindrical joint body and having the wire channel, a cylindrical joint... Agent: Avermedia Information, Inc.
20120008043 - Imaging apparatus: The imaging apparatus includes a lens mount to which a lens unit is mountable, an imaging unit operable to generate an image signal, and a shutter unit that is arranged between the lens mount and the imaging unit, and is capable of limiting the light incident on the imaging unit,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120008044 - Transmitting apparatus, receiving apparatus, system, and method used therein: A transmitting apparatus for transmitting transmission data to a receiving apparatus is disclosed which includes: means for obtaining apparatus information of the receiving apparatus; a source of video data and its auxiliary data; means for determining whether or not to synthesize the video data and the auxiliary data with each... Agent:
20120008045 - Apparatus, systems and methods for user controlled synchronization of presented video and audio streams: Systems and methods are operable to correct synchronization between a video stream and an audio stream presented to a user. An exemplary embodiment receives a synchronization correction instruction, wherein the synchronization correction is configured to be initiated by the user; and incrementally adjusts one of the video stream and the... Agent: Echostar Broadcasting Corporation
20120008046 - Horizontal synchronization generation circuit, video signal processing lsi, and video system: A horizontal synchronization generation circuit, which generates a horizontal synchronizing signal from a given reference clock, enables accurate reproduction of a preferable frame frequency with a simple configuration. A clock counter counts the reference clock. A comparator generates the horizontal synchronizing signal at a time when a count value output... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120008047 - Mobile consumer electronic applications on internet video platform: A request to transfer a consumer electronics (CE) executable application from a consumer electronics device to a TV device is received at the TV device. The CE executable application is received from the consumer electronics device. Application state information associated with the executable CE application is received from the consumer... Agent:
20120008048 - Display device, image data generating device, image data generating program, and display method: According to one embodiment, a display device includes an image data generating unit and a display unit. The image data generating unit generates image data on an image. The display unit presents a video including the image data to an image viewer on a moving body to superimpose the video... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120008049 - Method for transmitting/receiving broadcasting signal and broadcasting signal receiver: A method for transmitting/receiving a broadcasting signal and a broadcasting signal receiver are disclosed. An identifier of a burst period is obtained from program table information of the broadcasting signal including mobile data and only the burst period in which a broadcasting program desired by a user is transmitted is... Agent:
20120008050 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: A video processing apparatus includes a property change acquisition unit for acquiring a change of a property of an input video, a video processing unit for performing video processing on the input video, a gain adjustment unit for adjusting a gain for the video processing, and a control unit for... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120008051 - System and method for shot change detection in a video sequence: A computer implemented method for automatically identifying shot changes in a video sequence in real-time or near-real-time is disclosed. Optical flow energy change differences between frames, sum-of-square differences between optical-flow-compensated frames, and hue histogram changes within frames are analyzed and stored in frame buffers. A feature vector formed from a... Agent:
20120008052 - Method, device, system, program, and integrated circuit for wireless transmission: A wireless transmission method includes: receiving a location specification message indicating a location of a source device (S702 and S703); and selecting a connection mode applied between first and second wireless transmission devices, on the basis of the location of the source device indicated by the location specification message, and... Agent:
20120008053 - Method and system for fast channel change between programs utilizing a single decoder to concurrently decode multiple programs: A video receiver comprising a single decoder may be operable to decode concurrently, by the single decoder, a plurality of received programs. The plurality of received programs may comprise a current program associated with a current channel and one or more other programs associated with one or more corresponding other... Agent:01/05/2012 > 121 patent applications in 77 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120001999 - Apparatus and method for changing a camera configuration in response to switching between modes of operation: A videoconferencing terminal and method use a display and camera that are adaptable depending on the mode of operation: videoconference mode, or document camera mode. The camera is pivotally mounted on the display, and is pivotally positionable within different pivot ranges according to the pivot angle with respect to a... Agent: Tandberg Telecom As
20120002000 - Method and apparatus for video processing for improved video compression: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for processing video. In one method, analog image information is acquired over an exposure period, and digital image information is generated from the analog image information at a frame period where the exposure period is greater than the frame period. In another method, stored... Agent: Vibare, Inc.
20120002001 - Conference participant visualization: In one implementation, a conference bridge or a multipoint conference unit (MCU) receives media streams from the endpoints in the conference. The media stream may contain at least one of audio, video, file sharing, or collaboration data. The MCU measures a characteristic in each of a plurality of media streams... Agent: Cisco Technology
20120002002 - Capturing and controlling access to muted content from a conference session: Techniques are provided for receiving multimedia from a plurality of endpoints participating in a conference session, including multimedia from an endpoint that was muted during the conference session. A muting state is detected at a particular endpoint during the conference session and the multimedia from the particular endpoint is recorded... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120002003 - Transmission management system, transmission system, computer program product, program providing system, and maintenance system: A transmission management system includes: a relay device management unit that manages relay device-specifying information for specifying each relay device on a communication network, for every piece of relay device-identification information for identifying each relay device; a terminal management unit that manages terminal-specifying information for specifying each transmission terminal on... Agent:
20120002004 - Immersive navigation and rendering of dynamically reassembled panoramas: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for immersive navigation and for rendering of dynamically reassembled panoramas, e.g., for rendering panoramas corresponding to user specified views of a scene depicted in a captured sequence of timed digital images. By dynamically altering reassembly... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120002005 - Method and apparatus for the wireless operation of a scaled tank in real time: A method for real time control of a scale model tank over a wireless network. Whereby a wireless enabled scaled model tank is controlled by a player using a web browser over a network while listening and viewing the movement of the tank.... Agent:
20120002006 - Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding video data to implement local three-dimensional video: Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding/decoding video data. The video data decoding method includes decoding a first video stream to generate 2D video data for two-dimensionally displaying video content and decoding a second video stream to generate 3D video data for three-dimensionally displaying at least one part of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120002008 - Apparatus for secure recording and transformation of images to light for identification, and audio visual projection to spatial point targeted area: The current invention presented here is an apparatus for securely managed recording, transformation, storage, and projection of digital or quantum media images and video by a server transforming laser light into a standalone or reflected audio video spatial point targeted display in free space, or reflected surface, for virtual or... Agent:
20120002011 - Display device and video system: A display device including an input portion into which a reference signal with a predetermined frequency is input, a transmitter for transmitting a synchronization signal which is synchronized with display of video frame image, a determination portion for determining an intermittent transmission cycle including a first period in which the... Agent:
20120002010 - Image processing apparatus, image processing program, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a content including a first image and a second image that have a parallax with respect to the first image, a caption detection module configured to detect a caption from the content received by the receiver,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120002007 - Method and apparatus for delivering media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to retrieve from a first high definition (HD) channel utilized for transporting two-dimensional media programs a first HD stereoscopic data stream, retrieve from a second HD channel utilized for transporting... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120002009 - Video signal processing apparatus and video signal processing method: According to one embodiment, an image generator converts an input video signal to first and second divided signals to be displayed in first and second areas on one screen. First and second divided signal controllers receive the first and second divided signals, adjust the signals, and output the adjusted signals.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120002012 - Imaging mode blooming suppression: A minimally invasive surgical includes a scene anti-bloom process that allows switching between imaging modes on a stereoscopic display without causing a surgeon to look-away or being momentarily distracted by sudden changes in overall scene luminance. The process receives a switch from a first imaging mode to a second imaging... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20120002013 - Video processing apparatus and control method thereof: There is provided a video processing apparatus comprising: a video data obtainment unit configured to obtain arbitrary viewpoint video data having an arbitrary viewpoint specified by a user, the arbitrary viewpoint video data being generated based on a plurality of video data having different viewpoints; an output unit configured to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002014 - 3d graphic insertion for live action stereoscopic video: Systems and methods for the insertion of graphics into stereoscopic live action 3D video using image models taking into account positional data from the stereoscopic camera rig.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20120002015 - Billboard display system and method: A billboard display method includes: capturing images of a scene near the screen by a number of time-of-flight (TOF) cameras. Building three dimension (3D) models of the scene according to the images and the data about distances between points in the scene and the TOF cameras; checking the 3D models... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120002016 - Long-distance target detection camera system: A long-distance target detection camera system for detecting a long-distance target includes a pair of convergence cameras capable of performing convergence movement. The system further includes a telephoto camera having a line of sight substantially equal to the trace line of the intersection between the lines of sight of the... Agent:
20120002017 - Three-dimensional motion capture: In one general aspect, a method is described. The method includes generating a positional relationship between one or more support structures having at least one motion capture mark and at least one virtual structure corresponding to geometry of an object to be tracked and positioning the support structures on the... Agent: Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.
20120002018 - Three-dimensional image capture device: A 3D image capture device includes: a light transmitting member 2 with polarizing areas and a non-polarizing area; a solid-state image sensor 1 for receiving the light transmitted through the member 2; an imaging section 3 for producing an image on the imaging area 1a of the sensor 1; and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120002019 - Multiple viewpoint imaging control device, multiple viewpoint imaging control method and conputer readable medium: When images from multiple viewpoints are required, respective imaging locations of the multiple viewpoints are specified and imaging operations themselves may be executed simply. When image data is to be imaged from plural viewpoints that are elements for generating a three-dimensional form of a specific subject, a user is appropriately... Agent:
20120002020 - Billboard display system and method: A billboard display method includes: capturing images of a scene near the screen by a number of time-of-flight (TOF) cameras, building three dimension (3D) models of the scene according to the images and the data about distances between points in the scene and the TOF cameras; checking the 3D models... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120002022 - Image coding apparatus, image coding method, program, and integrated circuit: An image coding apparatus records stereoscopic video partially as 2D video so as to enable display to be performed while seamlessly switching between 3D video and 2D video, and includes: a control unit that sets one of a 2D coding mode and a 3D coding mode which are modes of... Agent:
20120002021 - Stereoscopic video display apparatus, stereoscopic glasses, and stereoscopic video display system: According to one embodiment, a stereoscopic video display apparatus includes a planar video display module, a stereoscopic video display module, an eyeglass control module, an operation control module, a determining module, and a switching module. The planar video display module outputs two-dimensional video. The stereoscopic video display module outputs video... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120002024 - Image display apparatus and method for operating the same: An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating an image display apparatus includes receiving a 3-dimensional (3D) image, detecting the depth of the 3D image, performing 3D processing on an audio signal received in synchronization with the 3D image in correspondence... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120002023 - Spatial image display device: Provided is a spatial image display device capable of forming more natural spatial images even with a simple configuration. In the spatial image display device 10, a two-dimensional display image corresponding to a video signal is generated by a display section 2. Display image light corresponding to one group of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002025 - Method for detecting a viewing apparatus: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting a viewing apparatus, and causing a presentation device to present a media program in a time division multiplexed (TDM) scheme or a space division multiplexing (SDM) scheme responsive to said detection, wherein the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L. P.
20120002026 - Image display apparatus, image display method, and computer program: An average color bar indicating the overall imaging period of images taken in time sequence by a capsule endoscope is displayed. A list of checked images in the entire taken images is displayed in a checked-image display field, computation is made to what time during an observation period each checked... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120002027 - Inattention determining apparatus: An inattention determination device includes a sight direction detecting unit that detects a sight direction of a driver, and an inattention determining unit that measures an inattention continuation time from a time point when the sight direction is a predetermined inattention direction to a time point when the sight direction... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120002028 - Face image pick-up apparatus for vehicle: There is provided a face image pick-up apparatus for a vehicle including an image pick-up unit installed in a vehicle having a steering wheel disposed in front of a driver's seat of a vehicle interior and a tilt mechanism adjusting a tilt angle with respect to a vertical direction of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120002031 - Imaging arrangement and microscope: An embodiment of the present invention is an imaging arrangement that includes imaging optics, a fiducial light source, and a control system. In operation, the imaging optics separate light into first and second tight by wavelength and project the first and second light onto first and second areas within first... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20120002032 - Information processing apparatus, stage-undulation correcting method, program therefor: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a connection connecting to a microscope including a stage having a disposition surface on which a target object can be placed, and an image picking-up section including an objective lens for picking up an image of the object, the microscope being movable in... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002034 - Microscope and area determination method: Provided is a microscope including: dark field illumination and bright field illumination which illuminate a preparat where a sample mounted on a slide glass is covered with a cover glass and a mounting agent; an image capturing unit which acquires a dark field image by image-capturing the preparat illuminated by... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002030 - Microscope and method for the microscopic detection of light of a sample: A microscope or use of a microscope with at least one illumination beam that is phase-modulated along its cross section partially with a modulation frequency, in which an advantageously local excitation of a transition, advantageously a fluorescence excitation in a sample, is performed by means of a pump beam of... Agent:
20120002033 - Microscope control device, image management server, image processing method, program, and image management system: A microscope control device includes a driving control unit that controls driving of a microscope which captures a digital enlarged image of a predetermined sample and outputs the corresponding digital enlarged image to an external server, a digital work processing unit that performs a digital work process for the captured... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002029 - System and method for sweeping mirror enhanced imaging flow cytometry: An imaging flow cytometry system and method which includes a flow chamber, tracking mirror, microscope and imaging optics, image capturing system, device to regulate fluid flow through the chamber, and backlighting generator. The tracking mirror moves at a rate matched to the particle velocity in the flow chamber so as... Agent: Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.
20120002035 - Multi-spectral system and method for generating multi-dimensional temperature data: In one embodiment, a system includes an imaging system configured to receive an image of a gas and a surface observable through the gas from an interior of a turbine, to split the image into a first two-dimensional intensity map of wavelengths indicative of a temperature of the gas and... Agent: General Electric Company
20120002036 - Method and device for scanning induction thermography having a flexible movement path: A method and a device for induction thermography for non-destructive material examination are provided. A movement of a test object relative to an infrared camera with an inductor is carried out along any desired single or multi-dimensional path such that the relative movement for recording an image by the infrared... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20120002037 - System and method for ground material characterization in a grinding system: A system and method for ground material characterization in a grinding system, in particular for characterizing particles in a ground material stream of ground grain products in a grain grinding system, uses an irradiation section through which at least a part of the ground material stream is fed and with... Agent: Buhler Ag
20120002038 - Measuring device for measuring deformations of elastically deformable objects: A device and a process, for measuring deformations of an elastically deformable object, provides at least one optically detectable mark at a longitudinal position along the one elastically deformable object, as well as at least one camera with a matrix of photosensitive elements. The camera is directed towards the at... Agent:
20120002039 - Dockable backlight: A machine vision system includes a table having a fixture for supporting an object under inspection above the table, a gantry supporting a camera further above the table, a docking station, and a profile light movable together with the gantry between an inspection position beneath the object and a docking... Agent: Quality Vision International, Inc.
20120002040 - Apparatus, system, and method for increasing measurement accuracy in a particle imaging device using light distribution: An apparatus, system, and method for increasing measurement accuracy in imaging cytometry. The system may include a light detector configured to measure light emitted by a particle in response to a first light source, and processor coupled to the light detector. The processor may be configured create a first image... Agent:
20120002042 - Device for counting the number of medicines in medicine packaging envelope: A device for counting the number of medicines in a medicine packaging envelope the device includes: an illumination part which is configured to irradiate near infrared rays toward a sheet surface of the medicine packaging envelope; an imaging part which is arranged at a position where the near infrared rays... Agent: Ookuma Electronic Co., Ltd.
20120002041 - Golf ball finder: A golf ball finder includes a thermal imaging camera or sensor, a display, a nonvolatile memory storing golf ball detection software, and a processor for executing the golf ball detection software. The processor is programmed to locate a golf ball by causing the thermal imaging camera or sensor to capture... Agent: Sunman Engineering, Inc.
20120002043 - Observation apparatus: An observation apparatus includes a sample holder to hold a sample, a blade to cut the sample and subsequently form a new cross section, an optical system including a first objective lens and a second objective lens, and an electronic camera to capture an image of the cross section of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002044 - Method and system for implementing a three-dimension positioning: The present invention discloses a method and system for implementing a three-dimension positioning. The method comprises: receiving, by an optical sensor, infrared rays emitted from an infrared reference light source; and determining a position of the optical sensor with respect to the infrared reference light source based on attributes of... Agent: China Telecom Corporation Limited
20120002046 - Flip-up hands-free display mount: According to one embodiment, a display mount includes a helmet-mountable interface, a display interface, a cam arm, and an adjustment mechanism. The helmet-mountable interface is configured to removably couple the display mount to a helmet. The display interface is configured to couple the display mount to a display. The cam... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120002047 - Monitoring camera and method of tracing sound source: This document relates to a monitoring camera and a method of tracing a sound source. In an embodiment of this document, patterns of sounds received through a plurality of microphones are detected. The detected patterns of the sounds are compared with a reference sound pattern. A sound source position is... Agent:
20120002045 - Non-retro-reflective license plate imaging system: An infrared illuminator and camera system for high contrast imaging of non-retro-reflective license plates utilizing a combination of temporal filtering via pulsed LED illumination, spectral filtering using high transmission narrow band pass optical filters placed directly on the CCD sensor, and an IR sensitive camera with adjustable computer controlled settings... Agent:
20120002048 - Omnibus camera: The invention relates to a camera arrangement having at least one wide-angle camera for monitoring an elongated space, and to a mount for the camera. It is provided in this case that the mount is designed for directing the wide-angle camera with a field of view of low distortion onto... Agent: Mobotix Ag
20120002053 - Detecting and recognizing traffic signs: A computerized system mountable on a moving vehicle. The computerized system includes a camera. The camera captures in real time image frames of the environment in the field of view of the camera and transfers the image frames to an image processor. The image processor is programmed for performing traffic... Agent:
20120002050 - Image display system: An image display system includes a plurality of light sources respectively illuminating a plurality of divided regions. A user can change each of a plurality of light-amount parameters respectively specifying an amount of light to be output by each of the plurality of light sources by an operation on a... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20120002052 - Obstacle detection apparatus, obstacle detection system having same, and obstacle detection method: There is provided an obstacle detection apparatus capable of detecting an obstacle present at the rear of a vehicle even in a low illumination environment, without the need for a sensor other than an imaging apparatus. An obstacle detection apparatus (20) detects, upon backing up of a vehicle, an obstacle... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120002049 - Vehicle having scanning imager with fixed camera and multiple achromatic prism pairs: A vehicle including a scanning imaging system includes a vehicle body having an outer surface, a propulsion source, and an optical window secured to the outer surface of the vehicle positioned on an optical axis for transmitting electromagnetic radiation received from a portion of an area of interest to the... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20120002051 - Vehicular rear view camera display system with lifecheck function: A vehicular display system having a camera for producing a video signal and a display device for displaying the video signal. The display device includes an integrity check to detect a defective video signal and alert the driver if a defective video signal has been detected.... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.
20120002054 - Monitoring camera system, video recording apparatus and video recording method: A video recording method includes: detecting an intrusion of a person into a predetermined monitoring area based on the video information from the monitoring camera; recording the intrusion time when the intrusion of the person into the monitoring area is detected; detecting a left-behind object after the person has passed... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120002056 - Apparatus and method for actively tracking multiple moving objects using a monitoring camera: An apparatus for actively tracking an object is provided. The apparatus includes a camera unit; a motor drive for changing a shooting direction of the camera unit; and a controller for acquiring a first comparative image and a second comparative image in sequence using the camera unit, comparing the first... Agent: Ajou University Industry-academic Corporation Foundation
20120002055 - Correlation of position data that are acquired by means of a video tracking system with a second localization system: The invention relates to a video tracking system which determines the position of objects, e.g. players in a football match, by evaluating video image information. According to the present invention, the video tracking system is additionally provided with an independent positioning system which is preferably used in instances when the... Agent:
20120002057 - Camera calibration apparatus: A captured image including a preferential calibration index arranged in an exclusive region in a first plane and a non-preferential calibration index arranged in a common region is obtained. First, the coordinate position of the preferential calibration index is detected, and then the coordinate position of the non-preferential calibration index... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002058 - Image correction device and method: An image correction device includes a test chart, an image capturing module, an image separating module, a processing module, a first calculating module, a second calculating module, and a correction module. The image capturing module includes an image sensor for capturing an image of the test chart. The image includes... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120002059 - Video feedback loop: Techniques to enable the monitoring, quality control, automatic verification of content use, confidence monitoring, and/or net-return monitoring of a forward video transmission between an originating site or content producer (e.g., a TV studio) and distribution or consuming site(s). In particular, the distribution site(s) return video signals based on the forward... Agent:
20120002061 - Systems and methods to overlay remote and local video feeds: According to some embodiments, a studio video feed, including a studio subject, may be received from a studio video camera. A remote video feed, including a remote subject, may be received from a remote video camera. The remote video feed may include, for example, the remote subject positioned in from... Agent:
20120002060 - Optical apparatus, image sensing device, and control methods thereof: An image sensing device includes two, left- and right-eye image sensors, and detects the rotation amount around the optical axis of the image sensing device, and the displacement amounts of the two image sensors in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis. The image sensing device performs control such that... Agent: Canon Kabishiki Kaisha
20120002062 - Modular and integrated equipment stabilizing support apparatuses: An image-capture device stabilizer comprising a plurality of frictionally engaged components. The components are, or are configurable into, parts such as an image-capture device platform, a gimbal apparatus, and one or more balancing arms. The image-capture device stabilizer is pre-balanced for a specific image-capture device, and can be constructed to... Agent:
20120002063 - Camera adjusting system and method: A camera adjusting system includes a camera, a control apparatus, and a monitor. The camera captures a first image of the eyes of a user. The control apparatus receives the first image, and determines the eye-motion of the user. Then the control apparatus adjusts the aim and/or focus of a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120002064 - Expandable night vision goggles having configurable attachments: A night vision goggle system is shown, including optical modules, a heads-up display (HUD) module, and a camera module. Each module may be added to and removed from the system without structural, electrical, or optical damage to itself or the remaining modules. Each optical module takes input light at one... Agent: Night Vision Corporation
20120002065 - Image photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image photographing apparatus simultaneously photographs a moving image and a still image in a simultaneous photographing mode, recognizes a still image photographed at a time point closest to a photographing time point of the moving image output at a time point when the specific region is specified when a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20120002068 - Camera with red-eye correction function: An electronic camera comprises an image generation unit that generates a plurality of images for red-eye detection based upon an image obtained by capturing an image of a subject with an image-capturing element, a setting unit that sets a specific mode among a plurality of modes related to electronic camera... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120002071 - Image processing apparatus and method: The present invention is directed to a method for generating virtual image data at high resolution which is obtained when imaging is performed using a light ray incident on an imaging apparatus at a virtual position different from the actual position of an image sensor. A method for image processing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002067 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing device including a subject frame setting section which, by operating a subject detector which detects a subject captured in an image, sets a subject frame which surrounds a predetermined range of the subject detected from the image; an acceptance frame setting section which sets an acceptance frame... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002072 - Imaging apparatus, image editing method and program: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device; a first storage section storing image data including an image obtained by the imaging device; a display section displaying the image data stored in the first storage section; an image-effect specification section specifying a type of image effect to be produced on the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002069 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, imaging program, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes: an addition intensity calculation unit which calculates an addition intensity on the basis of a difference between first image data included in a plurality of pieces of image data obtained through sequential shooting and second image data included in the plurality of pieces of image... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002070 - Solid-state image sensor and camera: A solid-state image sensor having a pixel array area where a plurality of pixels are arranged, and a peripheral circuit area, each pixel including a photoelectric converter, and a transfer gate electrode which forms a channel for transferring charges generated by the photoelectric converter to a floating diffusion portion, comprises... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002066 - Terminal outputting monochrome image data and color image data: There is provided an imaging terminal comprising an image sensing and processing circuit that includes a hybrid monochrome and color image sensor pixel array having a first subset of pixels provided by monochrome pixels without color filter elements and a second subset of pixels provided by color pixels having color... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20120002073 - Method of dynamically changing a parameter of a frame: A method of dynamically changing a parameter of a frame is disclosed. An input frame is determined as a special scene or a general scene. A subsequent frame is predicted by changing the parameter of the subsequent frame according to a special-scene operation when the input frame is the special... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.
20120002074 - Image processing apparatus, signal processing apparatus, and program: An apparatus and a method which enable effective removal of flicker are provided. Under an illumination environment such as a fluorescent lamp with luminance variation, flicker that occurs in images shot with an X-Y address scanning type imaging device such as a CMOS is effectively removed or reduced. The integral... Agent:
20120002075 - Imaging control apparatus, imaging control method, and program: An imaging apparatus including a mode sequence control unit configured to select a control scheme for a still image recording operation in accordance with an imaging operation setting, wherein the mode sequence control unit is configured to select a first control scheme when the imaging operation setting is a normal... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002076 - Camera and image processing apparatus: A camera includes: a photographing unit that generates image files by consecutively capturing subject images at an electronic shutter speed high enough to ensure that no image blur occurs in the subject images; an image file recording unit that records image files into a storage medium; a setting unit that... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120002077 - Image processing apparatus and image file management method: An image processing apparatus capable of storing as many number of image files as possible, while adding file names conforming to a file storage standard, and capable of making it easy for a user to browse the desired image file among a vast number of continuously photographed image files. When... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002078 - Image recording apparatus and image recording method: An aspect of the present invention provides an image recording apparatus comprising: an image recording device which records an extended image file storing a plurality of pieces of image data and a basic file storing at least one piece of image data selected from the pieces of image data stored... Agent:
20120002079 - Image sensing apparatus: This invention makes it difficult to analyze key data necessary to generate authentication data of image data. In this invention, when a user turns on the power supply of an image sensing apparatus 10, key data necessary to generate authentication data is generated (step S201). When the user turns off... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002080 - Image processing apparatus having a buffer memory for image data storage: Two local buffers are provided between an image processing unit and an image compression and expansion unit for compression into a predetermined format. Write and read control units serve to alternately use the two local buffers. As a result, process flow starting from the image processing unit to generate compressed... Agent: Mega Chips Corporation
20120002082 - Capturing and rendering high dynamic range images: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile device that captures and produces images with high dynamic ranges. To capture and produce a high dynamic range image, the mobile device of some embodiments includes novel image capture and processing modules. In some embodiments, the mobile device produces a high dynamic... Agent:
20120002081 - Method for adjusting photosensitiveness of digital camera: A method for adjusting photosensitiveness is able to determine a relative distance of an object in an image capture area through images captured before and after pre-flash of a flash lamp, so that the relative distance serves as a reference for adjusting current photosensitiveness of the digital camera, thereby capturing... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120002083 - Image processing apparatus, radiation imaging system, image processing method, and storage medium storing a program: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of partial images obtained by shooting each of a plurality of shooting ranges which a shooting region of an object are divided into, a feature amount acquisition unit configured to acquire a feature amount of at... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002084 - Systems, apparatus, and methods for digital image capture with variable density display and high resolution electronic zoom: Disclosed herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for real-time image capture with variable density display, high resolution electronic zoom, and improved depth of field. The systems, apparatus, and methods used to view a target site include: at least one image sensor with an energy receiving surface having X pixels for... Agent: True Vision Systems, Inc.
20120002085 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A recovery processing unit performs an image quality recovery processing of reducing a blur in an image using a filter to reduce a blur at an image height position for each image height on a line from the center position of the image to an end of the image.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002086 - Optically projected mosaic rendering: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for rendering a mosaic from digital images using information about location and orientation of an image capturing device, and further about optics settings for the image capturing device when the digital images were captured. In... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120002087 - Camera module: Disclosed is a camera module including a WLO (wafer level optic) which is manufactured as a wafer optical device; an image sensor which converts an optical signal from the WLO into an electric signal; a holder which functions as a housing of the camera module; and a substrate which has... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20120002088 - Physical quantity distribution detector having a plurality of unit components with sensitivity to a physical quantity change of light: A physical information acquiring method of acquiring physical information for a predetermined purpose on the basis of change information that is acquired under predetermined detection conditions for a physical quantity using an portion for physical quantity distribution detection. The portion for physical quantity distribution detection includes a detector that detects... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002089 - Pixel structure with multiple transfer gates: A pixel structure comprises a photo-sensitive element for generating charge in response to incident light. A first transfer gate is connected between the photo-sensitive element and a first charge conversion element. A second transfer gate is connected between the photo-sensitive element and a second charge conversion element. An output stage... Agent:
20120002090 - Solid-state imaging device and semiconductor display device: An object is to provide a solid-state imaging device or a semiconductor display device with which a high-quality image can be taken. By performing operation using a global shutter method, a potential for controlling charge accumulation operation can be shared by all pixels. In addition, a first photosensor group includes... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120002091 - Solid-state image pickup device: A solid-state imaging device 1 according to an embodiment of the present invention, in a solid-state imaging device for which M pixel units P(1) to P(16) for performing photoelectrical conversion are arrayed, includes N holding units H(1) to H(4) (N is smaller than M) that sequentially hold output signals from... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20120002092 - Low noise active pixel sensor: A vertically-integrated active pixel sensor includes a sensor layer connected to a circuit layer. At least one pixel region on the sensor layer includes a photodetector and a charge-to-voltage converter. At least one pixel region on the circuit layer consists of a source follower input transistor. A connector connects the... Agent:
20120002093 - Correlated double sampling circuit and image sensor including the same: A correlated double sampling circuit includes a delta-sigma modulator, a selection circuit, and an accumulation circuit. The delta-sigma modulator is configured to receive an input signal, delta-sigma modulate the input signal, and output a modulation signal. The selection circuit is configured to invert the modulation signal and selectively output one... Agent:
20120002094 - Image pickup apparatus for providing reference image and method for providing reference image thereof: A image pickup apparatus and a method for providing a reference image thereof are provided. The image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup unit; a storage unit which stores image data captured by the image pickup unit is stored; an image processing unit which generates a preview image of a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120002095 - Methods and apparatus for providing portable photographic images: Methods and apparatus for providing portable photographic images are described. The present invention includes a small, portable electronic display unit that may be placed within a wallet or purse. The display unit may include an input port for downloading digital images from a computer or digital camera. The display unit... Agent:
20120002097 - Dual-purpose hardware aperture: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first component configured to perform an acoustic function through the aperture and a second component configured to perform a non-acoustic function through the aperture.... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120002096 - Imaging device including a plurality of imaging units: An imaging device with a plurality of imaging units is provided. The imaging device includes a supporting substrate, a flexible substrate and a movable unit. The supporting substrate is formed with a hard material, and the flexible substrate includes a plurality of imaging units positioned at least in a width... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120002098 - Image capture apparatus, control method thereof, and recording medium: An image capture apparatus includes: a capturing unit that captures an object image and generates image data; a setting unit that sets an exposure time for the capturing unit; a composition unit that generates composite image data, in which a predetermined number of pieces of image data have been composed,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002099 - Image pickup apparatus: Disclosed herein is an image pickup apparatus, including: an image pickup lens; a shutter capable of changing over a plurality of light paths from the image pickup lens individually between a light transmission state and a light blocking state; an image pickup element including a plurality of light receiving pixels... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002100 - Optimized illumination for an omniscanner: An imaging device preferably for use in a 2-D CCD or CMOS sensor is disclosed. The illumination means uses a plurality of illumination sources, some of which are coupled to lenses in an offset manner to promote far field illumination, and some of which are not so coupled and are... Agent: Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
20120002101 - Light imaging apparatus, system and method: The imaging apparatus comprises a light-tight enclosure in which are enclosed: a detector adapted to detect a light signal emitted from a sample, a reflecting device comprising first and second reflecting portions reflecting toward first and second portions of the detector a signal emitted from first and second portions of... Agent: Biospace Lab
20120002102 - Camera module: A camera module includes a lens drive device that moves an image pickup lens along an optical axis. The lens drive device has electromagnetic drive means that drives the image pickup lens by electromagnetic force with use of a coil and a magnet. The image pickup lens has a planimetrically... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002103 - Method and apparatus for providing quality of service for wireless video transmission using multi-band operation: A system implementing a method for multi-band wireless communication packetizes a block of source video information into a first packet, and packetizes the block of source video information into a second packet corresponding to the first packet, wherein the first packet and the second packet include corresponding video information. The... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120002106 - Image display device, image display method, and program: Provided is an image display device including a high frame rate signal generating unit (20) that increases a frame rate of an input video signal, a frame rate adjusting unit (30) that adjusts a frame rate by setting a non-emission frame at a predetermined cycle on a high frame rate... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002104 - Portable display apparatus of video signal: A portable display apparatus of a video signal including a video signal source, a signal masking module, and a display panel is provided. The video signal source generates a data enable signal and a clock signal. The signal masking module is electrically connected to the video signal source, receives the... Agent: Beyond Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
20120002105 - Video signal interpolation device, video display device, and video signal interpolation method: According to one embodiment, a video signal interpolation device includes a motion vector detector, an interpolation frame generator, an analyzer, and an enhancer. The motion vector detector detects a motion vector from two consecutive image frames. The interpolation frame generator generates an interpolation frame from the image frames based on... Agent:
20120002107 - Method and apparatus for modifying an image by using a saliency map based on color frequency: A method for modifying an image being defined by a matrix of pixels comprises: .calculating (1) a color frequency distribution of the matrix of pixels; . defining (3) for each pixel an energy value as a weighted function of the color frequency of the pixel, so as to define an... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120002108 - Extender: In one embodiment, there is provided an extender for extending functions of an electronic apparatus. The extender includes: a connection terminal electrically connected to the electronic apparatus; input signal lines connected to the connection terminal to transmit a video signal that is supplied from the electronic apparatus via the connection... Agent:
20120002109 - Alternate source programming: An apparatus, method, and system are provided for associating or tying an audio source/content to visual/video content. A request to tie a selected audio source to visual/video content may be received. Upon receiving the request, the selected audio source may be tied to the visual/video content. Audio received from the... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20120002110 - Dynamic backlight adaptation for black bars with subtitles: Embodiments of a system that includes one or more integrated circuits are described. During operation, the system receives a video image, that when displayed, includes a picture portion, a non-picture portion, and a subtitle which is superimposed on at least a subset of the non-picture portion, where the non-picture portion... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120002111 - Synchronization of 2nd screen applications: A method and system to synchronize a user experience between multiple output devices. The synchronization may be facilitated with communications between the multiple output devices timed relative to content, event, actions, and occurrences taking place within media being accessed by at least one of the multiple output devices.... Agent: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
20120002112 - Tail the motion method of generating simulated strobe motion videos and pictures using image cloning: The apparatus generates simulated strobe effects in the form of video or still image output in response to receipt of a video stream, and without the need of additional strobe hardware. Videos of a moving target object are categorized into one of multiple categories, from which a strobe generation process... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002113 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program: An image processing method includes the steps of calculating, with respect to a processing-target pixel in an input image signal, a concentric aberration correction amount for concentric aberration that is a component of magnification chromatic aberration, the concentric aberration causing a color shift to occur in a concentric manner from... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120002114 - System and method for using partial interpolation to undertake 3d gamma adjustment of microdisplay having dynamic iris control: In a microdisplay TV with dynamic iris control, interpolation is used to undertake 3D gamma adjustment of the display for intermediate brightness levels.... Agent:
20120002115 - Location-based tuner: A method and system of facilitating tuning to content and/or signal streams, including capabilities to facilitate tuning when traveling from one geographical location to another where the different geographical areas may be rely on different identifiers to facilitate locating the content and/or signaling of interest.... Agent: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
20120002116 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for selecting a data source based on a channel identifier: Methods and systems are described for selecting a data source based on a channel identifier. Channel information identifying a first channel identifier is detected. The first channel identifier is bound to a first frequency channel accessed, via a tuner, as a first data source for a first presentation being presented... Agent:
20120002117 - Lighting device, display device, and television receiver: A lighting device 12 according to the present invention includes: a light source 18; a power supply board 20 configured to supply drive power to the light source 18; and a connector 21 that electrically connects the light source 18 to the power supply board 20. The power supply board... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002118 - Liquid crysatl display device and television set: Provided is a liquid crystal display device, including: a liquid crystal panel having a display region; and a backlight unit disposed below the liquid crystal panel, in which: the backlight unit includes: at least one mounting substrate on which light emitting diodes are mounted; a radiator plate; and a reflection... Agent: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
20120002119 - Television apparatus and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a substrate, a pad, a receiving portion, a coating layer, and an electric component. The pad is formed on a surface of the substrate. A conductive material arranged on the pad flows into the receiving portion while having fluidity. The coating layer... Agent:Previous industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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