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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. 02/23/2012 > 112 patent applications in 71 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120044318 - Method and apparatus for answering and recording automatically in visual telephone service: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for implementing automatic answering and recording in videophone services. The method comprises: when a video call is coming, a called terminal automatically answering the call and playing a prerecorded automatic answering prompting message to a calling user; and the called terminal recording... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120044319 - Videochat game: e
20120044320 - High resolution 3-d holographic camera: A high resolution 3-D holographic camera. A reference spot on a target is illuminated by three spatially separated beamlets (simultaneously produced from a single laser beam), producing a lateral shear of a wavefront on the target. The camera measures the resulting reflected speckle intensity pattern which are related the gradient... Agent: Trex Enterprises Corp.
20120044321 - Apparatus and method for monitoring broadcasting service in digital broadcasting system: A broadcasting service monitoring apparatus includes: a stream separation unit to extract a partial stream from an inputted 3D stream and separate detailed stream configuration and service-related information and a stream for 3D video service from the 3D stream; a configuration information analysis unit to minutely analyze the separated service-related... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120044322 - 3d video coding formats: Several implementations relate to 3D video (3DV) coding formats. One implementation encodes multiple pictures that describe different three-dimensional (3D) information for a given view at a given time. Syntax elements are generated that indicate, for the encoded multiple pictures, how the encoded picture fits into a structure that supports 3D... Agent:
20120044323 - Method and apparatus for 3d image and video assessment: A method and apparatus for assessing 3 dimensional video. The method includes computing at least one of 3 dimensional quality and geometric quality, and combining two quality values for overall 3 dimensional quality assessment.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120044324 - Method for providing 3d video in a 3dtv: A broadcast receiver and a 3D video data processing method thereof are disclosed herein. a 3D video data processing method of a broadcast receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving, by a receiving unit, a broadcast signal including 3D video data and 3D complementary video information,... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120044325 - Source device, sink device, communication system and method for wirelessly transmitting three-dimensional video data using packets: A source device combines right-eye video frame data with left-eye video frame data into combined video frame data every video frame. Then, the source device generates a plurality of packets by dividing the combined video frame data into packets so as to insert information on a horizontal position for a... Agent:
20120044326 - Laser scanner device and method for three-dimensional contactless recording of the surrounding area by means of a laser scanner device: The invention relates to a laser scanner device (1) having a laser beam emission apparatus (2) which is designed to emit at least one laser beam (3) in an emission area, having a mirror (4), which is arranged at least partially in the emission area, and having a receiving apparatus... Agent:
20120044327 - Device for acquiring stereo image: Disclosed is an inexpensive device for acquiring a stereo image, in which base data is generated and recorded from an image captured by a base camera according to a first frame rate, and reference data is generated and recorded from an image captured by a reference camera according to a... Agent:
20120044328 - Image capture using luminance and chrominance sensors: Methods and apparatuses disclosed herein relate to image sensing devices. One embodiment may take the form of an image sensing device that includes a first image sensor for capturing a luminance image, a second image sensor for capturing a first chrominance, and a third image sensor for capturing a second... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120044329 - Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for high dynamic range imaging: High dynamic range imaging includes creating a high dynamic range image file for a subject image captured from a first angle. The high dynamic range image file is created by an image capturing device and is stored on the image capturing device. High dynamic range imaging also includes receiving, at... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property 1, L.p.
20120044330 - Stereoscopic video display apparatus and stereoscopic video display method: A stereoscopic video display apparatus includes: a two-dimensional display unit which selects, for each of parallax images having a parallax from a reference parallax image, at least one pixel sequence on a panel, and displays each of the parallax images using the selected pixel sequence; a barrier part which divides... Agent:
20120044331 - 3d glasses: A viewing system for viewing video displays having the appearance of a three dimensional image.... Agent: Xpand, Inc.
20120044332 - Stereographic glasses: Stereographic glasses includes reception-stop timing control means that is so arranged as to: (i) cause a wireless-signal receiving section to stop receiving signals, after a cycle detection section detects a cycle of synchronous signals and a liquid crystal shutter control data memory section stores liquid crystal shutter control data therein... Agent:
20120044333 - Stereoscopic image display device and driving method thereof: A stereoscopic image display device comprises: a display device that displays left-eye image data in a left-eye frame and right-eye image data in a right-eye frame; liquid crystal shutter glasses that alternately open and close a left-eye shutter and a right-eye shutter in synchronization with the display device; and a... Agent:
20120044334 - Hybrid registration method: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the... Agent:
20120044336 - Generic threat detector: A device including at least one threat detector, which estimates the level of threat represented by an individual based on measurements taken when the individual enters a measurement zone. The device has application to protection of infrastructures.... Agent: Thales
20120044335 - Makeup simulation system, makeup simulation apparatus, makeup simulation method, and makeup simulation program: The present invention relates to a makeup simulation system, a makeup simulation apparatus, a makeup simulation method and a makeup simulation program and, more particularly, to a makeup simulation apparatus, a makeup simulation method and a makeup simulation program for applying a make up to a face of a user... Agent:
20120044337 - Method for presenting an image in a vehicle: A motor vehicle virtual vanity mirror display system includes an a input device that provides a virtual vanity mirror control signal, and a camera that is adapted to capture an image of an occupant sitting on a seat of the vehicle in response to the virtual vanity mirror control signal.... Agent:
20120044338 - Visual aiding system based on analysis of visual attention and visual aiding method for using analysis of visual attention: Disclosed are a visual aiding system and a visual aiding method using analysis of user's visual attention. In the visual aiding system and method, by tracking user's pupil of eyes, user's focus information which is tracking information is matched (integrated) with an external image corresponding to a front region observed... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120044342 - Digital microscope: A method including sensing an image without magnification of a portion of a tissue sample on a substrate with a sensor; displaying the sensed image on a display at a sensor to display pixel ratio greater than one to one; and performing at least one of the following: refreshing the... Agent: Sakura Finetek U.s.a., Inc.
20120044340 - Microscope control device and optical distortion correction method: A microscope control device includes an offset processing unit that corrects phase contrast information regarding a phase contrast between corresponding phase contrast images, which is generated based on a set of the phase contrast images of a sample which are captured by a microscope, based on offset information of phase... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120044339 - Opto-fluidic microscope system with evaluation chambers: An image sensor integrated circuit may contain image sensor pixels. A channel containing a fluid with particles such as cells may be formed on top of the image sensor. The image sensor pixels may form light sensors and imagers. The imagers may gather images of the cells or other particles... Agent:
20120044341 - Optofluidic microscope system-on-chip: An integrated circuit may contain image sensor pixels. Channels containing a fluid with samples such as cells may be formed on top of the image sensor. Control circuitry may be formed on the integrated circuit. The image sensor pixels may form light sensors and imagers. Portions of the channel may... Agent:
20120044343 - Image measuring apparatus and image measuring method: Disclosed in an image measuring apparatus including an image capture unit which captured an image of a measurement subject, an import unit which imports the image of the measurement subject which is captured by the image capture unit, a binarization unit which binarizes the image which is imported by the... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20120044344 - Method and system for detecting defects of transparent substrate: A method and a system for detecting defects of a transparent substrate are provided. The system includes: a plurality of detection channels, each of which includes an illumination component for providing illumination to the substrate and an imaging component for scanning the substrate to provide image of the substrate; a... Agent:
20120044345 - Panel assembly alignment system and alignment method thereof: A panel assembly alignment system and an alignment method thereof. A first panel has first alignment patterns arranged at equal pitches. A second panel has second alignment patterns arranged with a pitch between the adjacent patterns being wider as positions of the second alignment patterns are farther away from the... Agent:
20120044346 - Apparatus and method for inspecting internal defect of substrate: An apparatus inspects internal defects of substrate, the substrate having an upper surface and a plurality of side surfaces connected with the upper surface. The apparatus includes at least one light source arranged on one of the side surfaces of the substrate and emitting a light beam on the corresponding... Agent:
20120044347 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus appropriately determines a zoom angle of view in the case where the imaging apparatus is worn on the head of a user, and the imaging apparatus is worn on the head of the user, including a sight line direction detection unit which detects sight line direction of... Agent:
20120044348 - Method of selecting an optimal viewing angle position for a camera: This invention relates to a method of selecting an optimal viewing angle position for a camera. A first quantitative score is determined for a first viewing angle position of the camera using pre-selected regions of interest as reference areas, the determining being performed in accordance to a pre-defined quantitative score... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120044349 - Inspection apparatus and measuring method: An inspection apparatus includes: an insertion portion which is inserted into a device under inspection; a projection unit which projects a striped pattern including a plurality of linear patterns onto an object; an imaging unit which is provided in the insertion portion and images the object onto which the striped... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120044350 - Outdoor lighting fixture and camera systems: One embodiment of the invention relates to an outdoor lighting fixture that includes a ballast for controlling the amount of current provided to a lamp. The lighting fixture also includes a fixture housing at least partially surrounding the ballast and the lamp and a mounting system for holding the fixture... Agent: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
20120044351 - Device and method for displaying information for vehicle: Information display device and method for a vehicle are provided. The information display device for a vehicle includes: a camera unit that generates and outputs image information on the rear side of the vehicle; a main processing unit that performs predetermined functions including an image processing function on the image... Agent:
20120044352 - Vehicle periphery monitoring device: Provided is a vehicle periphery monitoring device capable of making a driver reliably recognize the shape of an object to which attention should be paid. According to an image processing unit (1) (vehicle periphery monitoring device), for example, when it is highly probable that the shape of the object is... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120044353 - Video radar display system: A video radar display system is provided. The video radar display system includes a camera array, an image processing unit, and a display unit. The camera array includes a plurality of cameras individually positioned for photographing a plurality of images from a plurality of different directions. The image processing unit... Agent:
20120044355 - Calibration of wi-fi localization from video localization: In some implementations, video camera networks can be used to track people or objects and determine their locations. In some implementations, location accuracy better than one meter can be achieved using video cameras. According to some implementations, Wi-Fi localization and video localization systems can be fused together to perform calibration.... Agent: Nearbuy Systems, Inc.
20120044354 - Versatile dual mode wireless camera hotspot device: A versatile dual mode wireless camera hotspot and method. The method comprises capturing data comprising at least one of video and audio from a camera. The camera has a transmitter and receiver integrated with the camera. The camera further provides a wireless access point to allow access to a network.... Agent:
20120044357 - Image processing apparatus and method for night vision: There are provided an image processing apparatus and an image processing method for night vision that can generate a night vision image in which the overall quality thereof is maintained to be excellent and an obstacle is easily distinguished. The image processing apparatus for night vision includes: a brightness improving... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120044356 - Power supply circuit for infrared cut removable filter: A power supply circuit for an infrared cut removable (ICR) filter includes an identifying module, a supply mode module, a switching module, and a power source module. The identifying module generates a first identifying signal when the brightness of external light is higher than a preset brightness; otherwise, the identifying... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120044358 - Automatic configuration: A method of automatically configuring a device. The method comprises: obtaining an image of a scene comprising a machine-readable code containing configuration information for the device; processing the image to extract the configuration information; and using the configuration information to configure the device. The step of obtaining the image comprises... Agent: U-blox Ag
20120044360 - Deterioration sensing apparatus for display device: Disclosed is a deterioration sensing apparatus for a display device, capable of rapidly sensing deterioration by pre-charging a sensing voltage in adjacent pixels while a deterioration of a single pixel is sensed in a display device having a plurality of pixels, in, particular, an organic light emitting diode panel.... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd
20120044359 - Frame rate measurement: A method and system of measuring a frame rate with an imaging device may include, capturing images of a number of frames of at least a portion of a series of frames output on a display device, determining if consecutive images of the captured images are different.... Agent:
20120044361 - Tap units having reverse path burst mode detection circuits and related methods of identifying reverse path noise sources and reducing reverse path noise funneling: Radio frequency (“RF”) tap units are provided that include an RF input port, an RF output port that is coupled to the RF input port and a plurality of RF tap ports that are coupled to the RF input port. These tap units further include a burst mode detection circuit... Agent: Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina
20120044364 - Image communication method and apparatus: A user terminal and an image communication method and apparatus include outputting a captured image without performing left-and-right reversion when the captured image includes a symbol. Further, an image camera includes an image generate to generate a captured image, and a camper control unit to transmit the captured image to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120044363 - Interaction control system, method for detecting motion of object, host apparatus and control method thereof: A method for controlling a host apparatus, includes steps of the followings. First, a pattern is projected to a detection region. Second, images of the detection region are captured and image information stream is generated based on the images. Third, an image information associated with the pattern is identified to... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20120044362 - Methods and systems for processing digital camera exposures in a network: The present disclosure comprises a system for processing digital camera exposures that includes a network, such as a global network like the internet, and one or more digital single-use cameras. A plurality of user stations are connected to a provider station. The provider station can provide functionalities enabling the user... Agent: Motiondrive Ag
20120044365 - Remote telepresence gaze direction: A method and apparatus for controlling a live avatar include features for directing the live avatar gaze to be consistent with a remote operator's view of the live avatar's surroundings. Indication of gaze direction may be continuously provided to the live avatar using movable optics, for example a heads-up display,... Agent:
20120044366 - Transmission bandwidth and memory requirements reduction in a portable image capture device: Storage and network transmission bandwidth requirements of a portable image capture device are reduced. An online service using at least one hardware server on a network provides action information for an image capture device, the action information corresponding to an action that can be performed on images by the online... Agent:
20120044367 - Methods and systems for cameras with a disposable housing: The present disclosure comprises a camera that includes a plurality of technical components including an optical system, an actuator device, and an energy source. The camera also includes a disposable housing for receiving said technical components.... Agent: Motiondrive Ag
20120044368 - Optical image system: An optical image system includes an image pickup module, a swinging mechanism, a first swinging calibration element and a second swinging calibration element. When the optical image system is tilted because of handshaking, the image pickup module is swung by the swinging mechanism. At the same time, the first swinging... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.
20120044369 - Imaging apparatus, aberration correcting method, and program: An imaging apparatus includes: a shift lens driven to be shifted; a uniform aberration correction data storing unit storing uniform aberration correction data for correcting uniform aberration; a shift amount calculating unit calculating an amount of aberration correction shift of the shift lens for correcting uniform aberration using the uniform... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120044370 - Image stabilizer and anti-vibration camera module using same: An image stabilizer includes a circuit board, a stationary member secured on the circuit board and defines a first receiving space and a first central axis, a moveable member received in the first receiving space, a driving assembly including a first magnetic member secured to the stationary member and a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120044371 - Wireless camera system bridging methods and apparatus: Providing a radio bridge between primary and secondary camera systems employing incompatible wireless communication protocols (“WCPs”) includes receiving a radio signal from a primary system device, identifying an associated operational command for another primary system device, formatting a command signal conveying the operational command according to the secondary system WCP,... Agent:
20120044372 - Dual image sensor image processing system and method: Various techniques are provided for processing image data acquired using a digital image sensor. In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, one such technique may relate to the processing of image data in a system that supports multiple image sensors. In one embodiment, the image processing system may include... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120044373 - Imaging system and image capturing apparatus: An imaging system for capturing images of the same object using a plurality of image capturing apparatuses that can communicate with each other is provided. At least one image capturing apparatus of the image capturing apparatuses transmits information of a distance to an in-focus position, or a captured image including... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044374 - Photography led lighting and effects generation system: A lighting apparatus comprises a light panel having a panel frame, and a plurality of LEDs or other light elements secured to the panel frame. The panel frame may be a portable frame. A self-contained battery unit securably attaches to the outside of the panel frame. The light panel may... Agent:
20120044377 - Electronic device, electronic device system, and image processing method: An electronic device includes: a reading unit reading image data; a transmitting unit transmitting the image data to another electronic device via a telecommunications line upon receiving a user operation; a first image processing unit processing the image data; and a control unit (i) causing, in the case where a... Agent:
20120044376 - Filter conversion device: A filter conversion device includes a first filter, a second filter, a motor, and a microswitch. The motor moves the first or second filter according to a control signal from a processor of the camera. The micorswitch is mounted adjacent to the first filter. A first terminal of the microswitch... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120044379 - Image pickup apparatus, image pickup method, and storage medium storing program: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup unit, a light emission unit, an image acquisition unit configured to drive the image pickup unit and the light emission unit to acquire an image while the light emission unit is emitting light and acquire images while the light emission unit is... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120044378 - Imaging apparatus and imaging apparatus control method: An imaging apparatus is capable of allowing a user of the apparatus to execute a photographing setting for implementing an expression of a photograph with the finishing requested by the user and for achieving a quality of an image which the user requested with a wide variety of expression ambiences... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044375 - Imaging systems with fixed output sizes and frame rates: An imaging system may include an image sensor and an image encoder that encodes images from the image sensor with fixed output sizes and frame rates. The image encoder may encode images from the image sensor into an image format such as a Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format. The... Agent:
20120044380 - Image capture with identification of illuminant: Image capture of a scene in which there is an identification of an imaging property of the scene, such as the illuminant or dynamic range of the scene. An imaging assembly has a spectral response which is tunable in accordance with a capture parameter, and first and second different capture... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044381 - High dynamic range video: Certain cameras and systems described herein produce enhanced dynamic range still or video images. The images can also have controlled or reduced motion artifacts. Moreover, the cameras and systems in some cases allow the dynamic range and/or motion artifacts to be tuned to achieve a desired cinematic effect.... Agent: Red.com, Inc.
20120044382 - Photographing system: Provided is a photographing system, which includes a photographing device and a microphone. The photographing device captures an image to generate a video signal and record the generated video signal. The microphone is removably coupled to the photographing device and obtains at least one sound signal. Thus, the photographing system... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20120044383 - High resolution digital image capturing apparatus and reference pixel memory storage space configuration method: A reference pixel memory storage space configuration method for configuring a main storage sub-space and an extra storage sub-space of a reference pixel memory storage space of a high resolution digital image capturing apparatus is disclosed. The method includes steps of: calculating a first frame to obtain a plurality of... Agent:
20120044384 - Image pickup apparatus that continuously takes images to obtain multiple images, control method therefor, and storage medium: An image pickup apparatus capable of selecting an image more suited to a user from images that have been continuously taken. A face included in each of a plurality of images is chosen, and with respect to each of the images, an evaluation value for use in selecting one image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044386 - Apparatus and method for multi-spectral clip-on architecture: An apparatus and method improve sight. The apparatus includes a first sight configured to view a scene. A second sight is configured to alter content representative of the scene in a first manner to form first altered content. A third sight is configured to alter content representative of the scene... Agent: Omnitech Partners, Inc.
20120044385 - Image processing apparatus capable of adding soft focus effects, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus which is capable of adding the same soft focus effects to images different in image size irrespective of the types of image scenes. A soft focus processing section acquires an input image. Then, the soft focus processing section acquires a shooting condition for the input image.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044387 - Image correction apparatus and image correction method: A line memory stores sequentially image data captured through optical lenses. A distortion correction value storage stores distortion correction values used in the correction of optical distortion occurring in the image data due to distortion aberration present in the optical lens. An image data control unit selects pixels of image... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Holdings, Inc.
20120044388 - Lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus: The lens apparatus includes an aperture stop (SP) forming an aperture, a first lens (A or B) disposed on a first side further than the aperture stop, the first side being one of an object side and an image side, and a second lens (B or A) disposed on a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044390 - Image capturing apparatus and control method for the same: An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor having an effective pixel area composed of effective pixels that photoelectrically convert an object image and a reference pixel area composed of reference pixels that output pixel signals to be a reference; a first calculation unit that calculates a standard deviation of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044389 - Method for generating super resolution image: A method generates a super resolution (SR) image by the steps of receiving a plurality of images corresponding to the same shot target; selecting one of the images as a basic image, and using the images except the basic image as a plurality of reference images; processing the reference images... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120044391 - Image sensor apparatus and method for line buffer efficient lens distortion correction: An image sensor apparatus is disclosed. The image sensor apparatus includes an image sensor for generating image data corresponding to an optical image. The image sensor apparatus also includes a color filter customized for a lens distortion model. A processor processes the image data with a plurality of distortion correction... Agent:
20120044392 - Imaging system and method for error-reduction processing: An imaging apparatus is provided, which improves correction accuracy at the time of pixel addition reading and scarcely deteriorates in resolution of the image data. This apparatus comprises: a conversion unit comprising a plurality of unit-pixels and converting an incident radiation or a light into pixel information; a signal processing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044393 - Image capturing module and image capturing apparatus: A subject image with little blur is provided even when the subject exists in a wide range of distance. An image capturing module includes: a plurality of image capturing systems, each including an optical system and capturing a an image of a subject by light in a wavelength region different... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120044394 - Digital camera: A multi-spectral imaging device includes pixels R, G, B, λ1, λ2, . . . , λ12 composing color sensors for four or more colors having mutually differing spectral sensitivity characteristics. In a first signal readout mode, an image signal including all of four or more types of signals read from... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120044395 - Image sensors with antireflective layers: An electronic device may have an image sensor array that captures images. The image sensor array may include antireflective layers that increase the efficiency of the image sensor in gathering incoming light. The image sensor array may include a first antireflective layer between a color filter layer and a passivation... Agent:
20120044396 - Dual pinned diode pixel with shutter: A pixel having an electronic shutter suitable for use in a pixel array of an imaging device includes a pinned diode and a shutter transistor. The pinned diode is utilized as a storage device while the shutter transistor controls charge transfer from the electronic shutter. The use of a pinned... Agent:
20120044397 - Focus detection apparatus: A focus detection apparatus includes: a photoelectric conversion unit of a charge accumulation type, including a plurality of sensors; an accumulation controller for controlling charge accumulation of the photoelectric conversion unit; an accumulation time measuring unit for measuring accumulation time; a correction computing unit for performing correction computing of a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044398 - Cmos sensor with low partition noise and low disturbance between adjacent row control signals in a pixel array: A CMOS image sensor includes a pixel array including a plurality of unit pixels with individual rows of unit pixels being coupled to respective row control signal lines, and a buffer including plural row control signal drivers. Each driver is coupled to a respective one of the row control signal... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20120044400 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes an operating portion that receives an operation to instruct to obtain a target input image based on an output signal of an image pickup portion, an aimed image generating portion that generates an aimed image in which a specific subject is focused by performing a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120044399 - Imaging apparatus, method of controlling imaging apparatus, and program: An apparatus includes: an element that receives subject light from a subject to generate image data; a section that generates a recording image to be recorded on a recording medium from the image data when a first mode is set; a section that generates a second display image, which allows... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120044401 - Input method: A method comprises causing a user interface to provide an output directly or indirectly specifying at least one object, analyzing substantially real-time data from a camera to determine if the at least one object is located in the field of view of the camera, and, in response to determining that... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120044402 - Image capturing device, program, and image capturing method: An image capturing device includes an assistant image synthesizing unit that changes a degree of transparency of a first assistant image in a transparent background area set in a second assistance image, when generating a synthesized assistant image by synthesizing the first and second assistant images providing assistance information for... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120044404 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes an aperture stop ST, a first lens L1 that is shaped to form a meniscus lens that directs a convex surface to the object side near an optical axis and has positive refractive power, a second lens L2 that is shaped to form a meniscus lens... Agent:
20120044403 - Optical image-capturing lens assembly: This invention provides an optical image-capturing lens assembly comprising, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power; a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element, the object-side and image-side surfaces thereof being aspheric; and a fourth... Agent:
20120044405 - Focusing image verifying device: An autofocus system is provided that includes a focus-verification image-recapturing processor and a focus-verification image display processor. The focus-verification image-recapturing processor sets ISO sensitivity to a value lower than a predetermined value and increases an exposure value by adjusting at least one of an aperture value and an exposure time... Agent: Hoya Corporation
20120044408 - Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof: An image capturing apparatus senses a subject by an image sensor to acquire image data, detects a face from the image data, estimates a distance from the image sensor to the detected face in a real space, obtains first and second depths of field based on a focal length, an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044409 - Image pickup system, camera and interchangeable lens: The image pickup system includes a camera and an interchangeable lens having an image-taking optical system. The camera includes an image sensor to photoelectrically convert an object image formed by the image-taking optical system and to be moved in an optical axis direction, and a camera controller configured to control... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044406 - Imaging device and imaging apparatus: An imaging device includes: a microlens that focuses subject light; a light receiving element that receives the subject light focused by the microlens to thereby generate a signal for making focus determination through phase-difference detection; and a light blocking portion that is disposed between the microlens and the light receiving... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120044407 - Mount adapter and imaging device: A mount adapter includes: a camera cone having a length of adjusting a flange focal length between an imaging device provided with an imaging element and an interchangeable lens; a focus detection unit carrying out focus detection from a phase difference; an optical device separating an incident light from the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120044412 - Camera module and assembly method the same: A camera module includes a first circuit board, a holder, a lens module, an image sensor chip, a filter, and a second circuit board. The holder includes a sleeve and a base connected to an end of the sleeve. The lens module is received in the sleeve. The holder is... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120044410 - Camera module and electronic device using same: A camera module includes a printed circuit board and a camera mounted to the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board further defines a at least one cut-out located near the camera.... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120044411 - Camera module and method for assembling the same: A camera module includes a first circuit board, a holder, a lens module, an image sensor chip, a filter, and a second circuit board. The holder includes a sleeve and a base connected to an end of the sleeve. The lens module is received in the sleeve. The holder is... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120044415 - Image pickup module and camera: An image pickup module includes a cover member, an image pickup device chip including photodiodes, a fixing member which is arranged around the image pickup device chip and which connects the cover member and the image pickup device chip together, a rewiring substrate arranged on the side opposite to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044413 - Imaging apparatus: The image sensor and the imaging substrate are arranged in a space formed between the connection portion and the plane formed by the holding portion.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044414 - Thin image capturing apparatus: A thin image capturing apparatus includes a circuit substrate having at least one electronic component, a light sensing element packaged onto the circuit substrate, and a camera lens installed onto the light sensing element for capturing images.... Agent:
20120044417 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an external connector to which an external microphone may be connected, an operation member located on a surface of the imaging apparatus opposite a surface on which the external connector is located, a dial member located on a surface of the imaging apparatus different from the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044416 - Methods and systems for modular single-use cameras: The present disclosure comprise a digital camera composed of modular units. The digital camera includes a main circuit board equipped with an image sensor or photo clip, and a lens arranged to project an image onto the photo chip. A display, a memory, a power source (e.g., a rechargeable battery),... Agent: Motiondrive Ag
20120044418 - Virtual channel declarative script binding: A method consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a triggerable declarative object (TDO) at a digital television receiver device that carries out a programmed script upon execution; the programmed script including a parameter discovery function that determines an operational parameter of the television receiver device and further includes a programmed... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120044419 - Apparatus and method for transmitting/receiving broadcast data in digital broadcasting system: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving broadcast data in a digital broadcasting system. The method for transmitting and receiving broadcast data in a digital broadcasting system includes receiving the main data encoded with symbols having a plurality of levels; deciding whether levels of main data... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120044420 - Method and system for key aware scaling: A video processing device may process video input comprising a plurality of streams, wherein images corresponding to at least some of the plurality of streams may be displayed concurrently. The video processing device may determine, prior to processing of a pixel in one of the plurality of streams whether the... Agent:
20120044421 - Projector apparatus and method for dynamically masking objects: A projector for masking out one or more objects between the projector and a screen. The projector includes an image capture sensor configured to produce a captured screen image. The projector further includes a processing device configured to receive a video-in signal, create a masking image that corresponds to at... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20120044422 - Video signal processing: A video compression unit (1) comprising pre-processing means, in which the pre-processing means is operatively arranged to pre-process at least a portion of an incoming video signal to reduce the complexity of a given number of pixels thereof; the pre-processed signal being suitable to be operated upon by an encoder... Agent: Streamworks International S.a.
20120044423 - Video data processing apparatus and contrast correcting method: A video data processing apparatus includes: a contrast correction calculating section correcting the contrast of input luminance data by performing a calculation using a contrast correction value; an error diffusion section performing an error diffusion process on the luminance data whose contrast has been corrected; an error diffusion setting section... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120044425 - Method and apparatus for multiplexing and demultiplexing data transmitted and received by using audio/video interface: A method and apparatus for multiplexing a plurality of streams transmitted and received via an audio/video (AV) link by allocating to the plurality of streams a plurality of basic units included in a transmission unit, and generating and transmitting an additional plurality of transmission units.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120044424 - Wireless communication system: The present invention discloses a wireless communication system comprising; a function and state maintenance unit that holds a function and a state of receiving side apparatus communicating through wireless communication; a reply unit, while the wireless communication is not established, when transmission side apparatus sends control data to the receiving... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20120044426 - System and method for signal reception and distribution: A system and method for receiving and distributing an over-the-air signal over a network. At least one antenna receives an over-the-air signal containing a plurality of channels, at least one tuner isolates from the over-the-air signal information associated with a selected channel and produces an intermodulated carrier wave associated with... Agent: Northvu Systems Inc.
20120044427 - Liquid crystal display device: When each of R, G, and B pixels continuously display identical gray scales (1023 gray scale) in a liquid crystal display device in which the thicknesses of the liquid crystal layers are of R pixel>G pixel>B pixel, the R pixel is alternately supplied with a positive signal potential (SHR1023) and... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044428 - Playback device and associated method: Various embodiments of a battery detector are provided. In one aspect, a playback device is capable of learning remote control signals transmitted from a source device. After learning, the playback device operates in an automatic switching mode. When a user remotely controls the source device via a remote control of... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20120044429 - Digital display device system: A digital display device system includes a digital display and a receiving port disposed on a front bumper of a vehicle. Said digital display may be positioned at a desired height with respect to the bumper by using a mounting device that includes a brace, male-mount and a female receiving... Agent:02/16/2012 > 99 patent applications in 66 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120038739 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for shader-lamps based physical avatars of real and virtual people: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for shader lamps-based avatars of real and virtual people are disclosed. According to one method, shader lamps-based avatars of real and virtual objects are displayed on physical target objects. The method includes obtaining visual information of a source object and generating at least a... Agent:
20120038740 - Image-based video conference control method, terminal, and system: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an image-based video conference control method, terminal, and system. The method includes the following steps: sending a control request message to a network-side device (101); dynamically displaying image information according to a control message fed back by the network-side device (102); and editing an... Agent:
20120038738 - Gaze correcting apparatus, a method of videoconferencing and a videoconferencing system: This disclosure provides an apparatus for correcting gaze, a videoconferencing system and a method of videoconferencing. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes: (1) a monitor configured to provide a remote image for viewing, (2) a camera located in front of the monitor and positioned to face the monitor and capture... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa, Incorporated
20120038741 - Apparatus for correcting gaze, a method of videoconferencing and a system therefor: An apparatus, a method of videoconferencing and a videoconferencing system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes: (1) a monitor configured to switch between a display mode and a reflecting mode and (2) a camera located in front of the monitor, the camera positioned to face the monitor... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa, Incorporated
20120038742 - System and method for enabling collaboration in a video conferencing system: The present invention is a video conferencing system that includes: a first display area for displaying content shared between at least a first participant at a first location and at least a second participant at a second location in a video conference; and a second display area for displaying the... Agent:
20120038744 - Automatic 3d content detection: Improved systems and methods that facilitate automatic detection of 3D content in a video program signals and, based on the detection of 3D content, automatically switches as the program signal processing and display mode of the television to 3D format. A 3D detection module parses frames of an input video... Agent:
20120038743 - Method and apparatus for adjusting 3d video images: A method for adjusting 3D video images is provided. The method includes the steps of: receiving a 3D video, wherein the 3D video includes a plurality of frames, and each frame includes a plurality of image blocks; obtaining a binocular parallax value between a left eye image and a right... Agent: Acer Incorporated
20120038745 - 2d to 3d user interface content data conversion: A method of two dimensional (2D) content data conversion to three dimensional (3D) content data in a 3D television involves receiving 3D video content and 2D user interface content data via a 2D to 3D content conversion module. A displacement represented by disparity data that defines a separation of left... Agent:
20120038747 - Mobile terminal and method for controlling operation of the mobile terminal: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the operation of the same are provided. The mobile terminal includes a first camera including a first lens, a second camera including a second lens having a wider angle than the first lens, and a controller configured to generate a stereoscopic 3D... Agent:
20120038746 - Techniques and apparatus for two camera, and two display media for producing 3-d imaging for television broadcast, motion picture, home movie and digital still pictures: Utilizing two cameras as image sources, and two displays for visual presentation, it is possible to render still or moving pictures that can be viewed stereographically. Using special adapters and techniques, this dual-picture approach allows the viewer to see images in three-dimension space. By following simple set-up procedures and limitations... Agent:
20120038748 - Vision system and method for a motor vehicle: A vision system (10) for a motor vehicle includes at least one imaging device (12) adapted to detect images from a region surrounding the motor vehicle, and an electronic processing means (14) for processing image data provided by the imaging device (12). The imaging device (12) includes an image sensor... Agent: Autoliv Development Ab
20120038750 - Apparatus and method for displaying three-dimensional (3d) object: Provided are an apparatus and a method for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) object. The apparatus may include a photographing unit to photograph the face of a user from a plurality of directions and to output facial data, a generating unit to generate facial proportion data from the outputted facial data,... Agent: Pantech Co., Ltd.
20120038749 - Stereoscopic camera module and electronic device using the same: A stereoscopic camera module includes two lens modules, a light guide assembly, an image sensor, and a processor. Each lens module includes a shutter and at least one lens. The light guide assembly includes two inlets and an outlet, the two inlets are hermetically sealed by the two lens modules.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120038752 - Image display device: An image display device comprises a display panel selectively displaying a 2D image and a 3D image according to a mode selection signal; a first memory enabled in a 2D mode to output a previously stored first compensation value; a second memory enabled in a 3D mode to output a... Agent:
20120038754 - Method for processing images in display device outputting 3-dimensional contents and display device using the same: A method for processing images in a display device outputting 3-dimensional (3D) contents and a display device using the same are disclosed herein. The method includes the steps of adjusting output positions of one of a first video image and a second video image, adjusting an angle of one of... Agent:
20120038753 - Stereoscopic imaging apparatus: A cut-out process of image corresponding to an amount of optical axis deviation of left and right imaging optical systems is applied to left and right images acquired by the left and right imaging units to correct an optical axis deviation. In this case, the amount of optical axis deviation... Agent:
20120038751 - System for adaptive displays: A display includes an integrated imaging sensor and a plurality of pixels. The imaging sensor integrated within the display includes a plurality of individual sensors each of which provides an output. The content of the display is modified based upon the sensed content.... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20120038755 - Projector: A projector includes a discharge lamp, a discharge lamp driver that supplies the discharge lamp with a current, and a controller that controls the discharge lamp driver. The controller controls the discharge lamp driver in such a way that the absolute magnitude of the current is relatively small in the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120038756 - 3d glasses, method for driving 3d glasses, and system for providing 3d image: Three-dimensional (3D) glasses, a method for driving 3D glasses, and a system for providing a 3D image are provided. The 3D glasses driving method includes detecting a first pattern corresponding to a left eye image and a second pattern corresponding to a right eye image from a 3D display apparatus,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120038757 - Method for playing corresponding 3d images according to different visual angles and related image processing system: A 3D image playback method includes utilizing a detecting module to detect a visual angle included between a display device and a shutter glasses, playing a plurality of 3D image sets with different visual angles at a specific frequency by the display device, transmitting a synchronization signal corresponding to the... Agent:
20120038758 - Apparatus, method and article for generating a three dimensional effect using active glasses: A system for producing a three dimensional (3D) effect from displayed images is provided. Images of a video program are displayed in a complementary primary colors-encoded stereoscopic image format, which includes stereoscopic images of objects or a scene. Corresponding stereoscopic images are displayed in different colors. As the display refreshes,... Agent: 3d Digital, LLC
20120038759 - Device for tracking objects in a video stream: s
20120038760 - Intrinsically-safe handheld field maintenance tool with image and/or sound capture: An intrinsically-safe handheld field maintenance tool includes a process communication module configured communicatively couple to a field device. A camera is configured to obtain at least one image relative to the field device. A controller is coupled to the process communication module and operably coupled to the camera. The controller... Agent:
20120038761 - Microscope system: The invention concerns a microscope system (100) comprising a surgical microscope (101), to generate a microscopic image, a laser scanning endoscope (102), to generate an endoscopic image, a reflection device to reflect representations into the microscopic image, and comprising a detector (103), which establishes a position of the endoscope (102)... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag
20120038762 - System and method for displaying an image stream: A system and method may display an image stream, where an original image stream may be divided into two or more subset images streams, each subset image stream being displayed simultaneously or substantially simultaneously. The images may be displayed fused. The images may be collected from an ingestible capsule traversing... Agent:
20120038763 - Measuring apparatus and measuring method thereof, apparatus for correcting processing position of cutting machine and method thereof for correcting processing position, and imaging apparatus and cutting machine comprising the same: Provided is an apparatus and a method thereof which can detect a displacement amount of a cutting tool with respect to a workpiece with high accuracy and can correct a processing position with high accuracy. Accordingly, a turret gauge 46 is comprised of an invar body 47 and a gauge... Agent: Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
20120038764 - Spatial information integrated database generating apparatus and computer readable medium storing spatial information integrated database generating program: An image receiving unit receives an image captured by a capturing device at a capturing interval of the predetermined distance. A movement direction acquiring unit acquires a movement direction of the vehicle based on calibration information acquired in advance and the image information. A database generating unit determines whether capturing... Agent: Pasco Corporation
20120038765 - Object sensing system and method for controlling the same: An object sensing system includes an indication plane, a first image sensing unit, a plurality of light emitting units and a processing unit. The indication plane is used for an object to indicate a position. The first image sensing unit is disposed at a first corner of the indication plane.... Agent:
20120038768 - Detection system, signal processing method of detection system, and smoke sensor: A detection system on detecting a light source or an object irradiated by the light source serving as an object to be photographed with high accuracy and capturing a vivid image of the object to be photographed and a signal processing method and a smoke sensor. A detection system includes... Agent:
20120038766 - Region of interest based video synopsis: A region of interest based video synopsis methods, devices and systems are disclosed. One embodiment of the present disclosure pertains to a method of a server for generating a region of interest based video synopsis. The method comprises setting a region of interest (ROI) for an area tracked by a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120038767 - Stb/dvr video surveillance: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor that includes a memory and a controller coupled with the memory. The controller can be operable to provide an electronic program guide for display on a video display device, where the electronic program guide... Agent: At & T Intellectual Property I, Lp
20120038769 - Aerial reconnaissance camera system with atmospheric dispersion correction: An aerial reconnaissance camera system is disclosed which compensates for atmospheric dispersion. The dispersion is principally a function of the observing altitude and slant range and occurs in the camera depression direction only. The effective spectral dispersion of the atmosphere is shown to be about 15 microradians over the visible/near... Agent: Goodrich Corporation
20120038770 - Precise target positioning in geographical imaging: A method, system, and computer program product for precise target positioning in geographical imaging are provided. The system includes: a sensor including a camera and a telemetry information provider; and a simulated image mechanism for simulating an image of the view from the camera generated from an orthophotograph. A display... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120038771 - Vehicular interior rearview mirror system: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having a mirror housing, an electro-optic reflective element and an information display. The information display is disposed in the mirror housing rearward of the transflective mirror reflector of the reflective element and is operable to display... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20120038775 - Automated teller machine comprising at least one camera that produces image data to detect manipulation attempts: An automated teller machine is proposed having at least one camera to detect manipulation attempts that captures images of one or more elements arranged in the control panel, such as a keypad, cash-dispensing drawer, card entry slot and generates image data from a plurality of individual image recordings (F1, F2,... Agent: Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
20120038773 - Automated teller machine comprising at least one camera to detect manipulation attempts: The invention proposes an automated teller machine having different control elements, such as a card entry slot (4), for example, wherein at least one camera (CAMK) is integrated in a control element, the card entry slot (4), for example, and captures images of a plurality of sub-regions attributed to said... Agent: Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
20120038772 - Automated teller machine comprising camera to detect manipulation attempts: An automated teller machine (ATM) is proposed having a control panel (CP) that has elements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) arranged therein that are provided for users of the automated teller machine (ATM) and that has a camera (CAM) to detect manipulation attempts on the automated teller machine (ATM). The... Agent: Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
20120038774 - Method for recognizing attempts at manipulating a self-service terminal, and data processing unit therefor: A method (100) is proposed for recognizing attempts at manipulating a self-service terminal, specifically a cash dispenser, in which a control panel with elements arranged therein, such as a keypad, cash-dispensing slot, etc. is provided, wherein a camera is directed onto at least one of the elements and wherein the... Agent: Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
20120038776 - Automatically expanding the zoom capability of a wide-angle video camera: A system for automatically expanding the zoom capability of a wide-angle video camera using images from multiple camera locations. One preferred embodiment achieves this using images from the wide-angle video camera that are analyzed to identify regions of interest (RoI). Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) controls are then sent to aim slave cameras... Agent: Grandeye, Ltd.
20120038777 - System, method, and software for image processing: According to certain embodiments, an image processing system includes a computing system that receives a video signal including data for one or more images and determines a region of interest in a particular image of the one or more images. Using the determined region of interest, the computing system instructs... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120038778 - Self-scanning passive infrared personnel detection sensor: A system capable of low power personnel detection is based on a focused linear array of passive infrared detectors sampled and processed over time. For example, an exemplary system can have a sensor that captures infrared line images for personnel detection by scanning through a sensing plane of a linear... Agent: United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20120038779 - Multiple frame grabber: A system is presented that applies M×N×K computational units to calculating image parameters on N picture images captured simultaneously by N digital camera devices, where there are N groups of frame grabber units, each containing M frame grabbers in which there are K computational units. The data operated on by... Agent: Youliza, Gehts B.v. Limited Liability Company
20120038780 - Apparatus and method for inspecting display device: Disclosed is an inspection apparatus for a display device capable of implementing fast inspection of the display device, the apparatus including a plurality of stages on which at least one display panel is loaded, and at least one camera at one of the plurality of stages to photograph the display... Agent:
20120038781 - Apparatus and method for displaying service information provided in service zone: A terminal device includes: a camera configured to capture an image via a lens; a wireless communication unit configured to receive service information corresponding to a service zone in the service zone; a controller configured to extract service information corresponding to the image captured by the camera among the received... Agent:
20120038782 - Vdr metadata timestamp to enhance data coherency and potential of metadata: A system and method for enhancing data coherency and potential of at least one metadata associated with a video data configured to operate in a visual dynamic range (VDR) format is disclosed. The system comprises a metadata framing structure which includes a header start of frame bit set, a packet... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20120038783 - Image stabilization apparatus and image pickup apparatus: An image stabilizer has a shooting optical system shooting an object whose principal point moves between first and second principal points in an optical axis direction, an acceleration detector detecting acceleration applied to the image stabilizer and disposed between the first and second principal points in the optical axis direction.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120038784 - Shake correcting system, lens barrel, imaging device and hand-held data terminal: A shake correcting system includes an optical imaging system, an image sensor, a movable unit comprising a movable frame in which the image sensor is fixed and a rotation restricting element, a base movably supporting the movable unit in a predetermined plane substantially orthogonal to an optical axis of the... Agent:
20120038787 - Color segmentation: A method of skin segmentation of a digital image is operable in an acquisition device. An image is acquired. A value indicative of a redness of a pixel of said image is compared with a face skin pixel redness criterion. The pixel is identified as a face skin pixel if... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporations Europe Limited
20120038786 - Decreasing image acquisition time for compressive imaging devices: Mechanisms for increasing the rate of acquisition of compressed/encoded image representations are disclosed. An imaging system may deliver subsets of a modulated light stream onto respective light sensing devices. The light sensing devices may be sampled in parallel. Samples from each light sensing device may be used to construct a... Agent:
20120038788 - Detecting red eye filter and apparatus using meta-data: A method of filtering a red-eye phenomenon from an acquired digital image including a multiplicity of pixels indicative of color, the pixels forming various shapes of the image, includes analyzing meta-data information, determining one or more regions within the digital image suspected as including red eye artifact, and determining, based... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20120038785 - Method for producing high resolution image: A high resolution image producing method includes the following steps. Firstly, an object is continuously shot to produce plural shot images. Then, plural original images are selected from the plural shot images. Then, each of the original images is segmented into plural blocks, and the motion vector of each block... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.
20120038789 - Determining light level variation in compressive imaging by injecting calibration patterns into pattern sequence: An imaging system and method that captures compressive sensing (CS) measurements of a received light stream, and also obtains samples of background light level (BGLL). The BGLL samples may be used to compensate the CS measurements for variations in the BGLL. The system includes: a light modulator to spatially modulate... Agent:
20120038790 - Low-pass filtering of compressive imaging measurements to infer light level variation: An imaging system and method that captures compressive sensing (CS) measurements of a received light stream, and also obtains samples of background light level (BGLL). The BGLL samples may be used to compensate the CS measurements for variations in the BGLL. The system includes: a light modulator to spatially modulate... Agent:
20120038792 - Image processing apparatus and control method therefor: In an image processing apparatus which can store a pickuped image file in a new folder, the user's convenience is improved, and the creation of unnecessary folders is suppressed. If a preset condition for the creation of a new folder is satisfied, a new folder is created when a next... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120038791 - Image processing system and method: This invention relates to an image processing system and method, the image processing system comprising an image capturing unit; a resolution conversion unit; a detection unit; an image conversion processing unit; an image compression unit, and a memory unit, the processing method comprising the steps of: capturing a first image... Agent:
20120038793 - Image capturing apparatus, reproduction apparatus, image capturing method, and reproduction method: Provided is an image capturing apparatus (100) that can improve coding efficiency, and record a still image with a wide dynamic range and smooth moving images. The apparatus includes: an image capturing unit (110) capturing images by exposure for a first exposure time and a second exposure time longer than... Agent:
20120038794 - Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a computing unit which determines a first difference value between brightness of a first image data and brightness of a second image data in an overlap area of the first image data including a first brightness characteristic with the second image data having a peripheral... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20120038795 - Image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit having a positive refracting power and including a reflecting member having a reflecting surface, a second lens unit having a negative refracting power, a rear lens unit group having a positive refracting... Agent:
20120038796 - Apparatus and method providing auto zoom in response to relative movement of target subject matter: Methods and apparatus enable an image-viewing system to automatically zoom in and out as target subset matter is tracked. A hand-held body with a lens gathers an image including target subject matter. An image sensor having a resolution in pixels receives the image, and a viewfinder displays at least a... Agent:
20120038797 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus and an image processing method, the method including: providing one or more low dynamic range images having different exposure levels; classifying each of the one of more low dynamic range images as a saturation region, an under-saturation region, and a non-saturation region with respect to an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120038798 - Techniques for removing noise in a compressive imaging device: A compressive imaging (CI) device for attenuating noise. The CI device may acquire samples during steady state portions of pattern modulation periods, avoiding the disturbing effect of transients that occur at pattern transitions. A CI device may acquire and then average multiple samples per spatial pattern to reduce (deterministic and/or... Agent:
20120038799 - Image sensor and image data processing method using the same: An image sensor includes a storage unit configured to store at least a portion of image data, a homogeneous pixel determination unit configured to determine whether dead pixels exist in homogeneous pixels having the same color characteristic as a center pixel in a window of the image data, and an... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120038800 - Method of image processing and image processing apparatus: A method of image processing includes: providing a radiance map, generating a first image in which an edge part is preserved and a flat part is smoothed by applying an edge preservation smoothing filter to the radiance map, generating a second image having a visually perceivable dynamic range by applying... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120038801 - Imaging element, drive device for an imaging element, drive method for an imaging element, image processing device, program, and imaging device: An imaging element includes: a plurality of color filters arranged in a Bayer array; photoelectric conversion elements provided for the respective color filters; a signal adder circuit which carries out additions in each of the unit grids, by (i) adding up signals outputted from two photoelectric conversion elements corresponding to... Agent: Acutelogic Corporation
20120038802 - Solid state imaging device and imaging apparatus: A plurality of kinds of color filters are disposed at each of pixels in accordance with a color array of two rows and two columns at a pixel section of a solid state imaging device. A first signal outputting circuit and a second signal outputting circuit each perform an addition... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120038803 - Image sensor module and camera module: An exemplary image sensor module includes a plate, an image sensor, and a number of conductive wires. The plate includes a top surface, a bottom surface, an light passing through hole, and a number of conductive pads on the top surface. The sensor includes a first surface and a number... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120038804 - Solid-state imaging device, driving control method thereof, and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging including a comparing circuit, an inverting circuit, and a masking circuit, and that performs column parallel AD conversion processing of analog pixel signals output from a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional matrix form. The comparing circuit outputs a difference signal obtained by comparing each of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120038805 - Dynamic range optimization and hot spot correction in a compressive imaging system: A compressive imaging system for optimizing dynamic range during the acquisition of compressed images. A light modulator modulates incident light with spatial patterns to produced modulated light. A light sensing device generates an electrical signal representing intensity of the modulated light over time. The system amplifies a difference between the... Agent:
20120038806 - Image shooting device: An image shooting device includes: an image shooting part formed of a pixel array and a reading control part in which the pixel array includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, each of the pixels having a photoelectric conversion part, a transfer transistor, an amplifying transistor, and... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120038807 - Imaging signal processing methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus are provided for performing multiple correlated double sampling (CDS) operations on an imaging pixel, and in some cases on an array of imaging pixels, during a single integration cycle of the pixel(s). The multiple CDS operations may produce multiple CDS values, which may be processed in combination... Agent: Infrared Newco, Inc.
20120038808 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels, a plurality of vertical signal lines, a plurality of sample hold sections, a horizontal output section, and a horizontal scanning circuit. The horizontal output section is made up of a plurality of first horizontal signal lines connected to at least... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120038809 - Differential column adc architectures for cmos image sensor applications: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide differential-input, single-slope, column-parallel analog-to-digital converter (ADC) architectures for use in high-resolution CMOS image sensors (CIS) are described. A column ADC is coupled with a column of a pixel array and configured to convert a pixel signal level to a corresponding digital output value according... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120038810 - Image capturing apparatus: An image capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor including image sensing pixels that generate a signal for image generation, and focus detection pixels dividing the pupil region of an imaging lens into pupil regions and generating a signal for phase difference detection by photoelectrically converting object images from the pupil... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120038811 - Methods for enhancing quality of pixel sensor image frames for global shutter imaging: The image qualify of an image frame from a CMOS image sensor array operated in global shutter mode may be enhanced by dispersing or randomizing the noise introduced by leakage currents from floating drains among the rows of the image frame. Further, the image quality may be improved by accounting... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120038813 - Camera module: A camera module includes an image sensor package including an image sensor chip and a chip cover layer protecting the image sensor chip, a first lens disposed above the image sensor package to be coupled with an upper surface of the chip cover layer, a second lens disposed over the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20120038815 - Driving unit, lens module, and image pickup device: A driving unit that may improve characteristics in a low temperature environment while implementing downsizing, and a lens module as well as an image pickup device with such a driving unit are provided. The driving unit includes one or a plurality of polymer actuator elements, and a voltage supply section... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120038814 - Solid-state image sensing device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image sensing device includes a plurality of pixels each made up of a photoelectric conversion region and a device to read signal charges from the photoelectric conversion region, and an optical waveguide formed corresponding to the photoelectric conversion region of each pixel, wherein, when viewed in a cross-section... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120038812 - Three-mirror anastigmat with at least one non-rotationally symmetric mirror: A three-mirror anastigmatic with at least one non-rotationally symmetric mirror is disclosed. The at least one non-rotationally symmetric mirror may be an electroformed mirror shell having a non-rotationally symmetric reflective surface formed by a correspondingly shaped mandrel.... Agent: Media Lario S.r.l
20120038817 - Focusing mechanisms for compressive imaging device: A compressive imaging (CI) device including a light modulator and a light sensor (e.g., a single-element sensor or a sensor array). The CI device may support the focusing of light on the light modulator and/or on the light sensor in a number of ways: (1) determining a focus indicator value... Agent:
20120038816 - Imaging unit and imaging apparatus: An imaging unit includes: a first lens group having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having positive refractive power; and a solid-state imaging device that images an optical image formed by the first lens group to the third lens group sequentially... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120038818 - Focusing apparatus, focusing method and medium for recording the focusing method: Provided are a focusing apparatus for generating an image signal by converting image light incident through a focus lens to an electrical signal by an image pickup device, storing the image signal un a memory, calculating an AF evaluation value for an image signal read from the memory in a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120038819 - Tir prism to separate incident light and modulated light in compressive imaging device: A compressive imaging system including a light modulator, a light sensing device and a TIR prism. The TIR prism is configured to receive an incident light beam, to provide the incident light beam to the light modulator, to receive a modulated light beam MLB from the light modulator, and to... Agent:
20120038820 - Rapid test quantitative reader: This invention is about an apparatus, capable of capturing and processing images for patterns and tags. Images obtained by using this invention will be analyzed for the tag recognition. Once tag is recognized corresponding image pattern recognition algorithm is applied to determine the validity and measure of the captured image.... Agent:
20120038821 - Optical reading device with improved gasket: An optical reading device is described having an image sensor having a sensor array of pixels which are exposed to an image; a printed circuit board (PCB) for carrying the image sensor; a lens assembly for focusing light on the sensor array; a lens retainer for retaining the lens; a... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20120038822 - Scaling-up control method and scaling-up control apparatus for use in display device: A scaling-up control method and a scaling-up control apparatus are used in a display device. The display device includes a scaler for converting an original image signal into an output image signal by performing a linear interpolation. Moreover, by utilizing a global locking mechanism and a local locking mechanism to... Agent: Au Optronics Corp.
20120038823 - Display system: A display system uses a broadcast device that can receive a plurality of media signals from a plurality of media sources and interlace two or more media signals frame-by-frame to form a display signal with multiplied frequency for being displayed on its panel. A plurality of goggles and corresponding synchronizing... Agent:
20120038824 - Digital broadcast receiver and upgrading method thereof: A digital broadcast receiver and an upgrading method thereof that can achieve an upgrade stabilization. The digital broadcast receiver includes a tuner to receive broadcast data of a selected channel, a demultiplexer to separate new middleware data and information data corresponding to the new middleware data from the broadcast data,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20120038825 - Circuits systems & method for computing over a wireless communication architecture: A display and input appliance may include one or more wireless communication circuits for wirelessly communicating with a functionally associated processing core or engine. The core may include one or more processors adapted to execute an application and to communicate visual output of the application to the appliance through a... Agent:
20120038826 - System and method for synchronized content rendering in a multi-node network: The trend toward moving to digital content is progressing and expanding every day. With that trend comes the availability of a multitude of content from many content sources. There is a need for this content to be distributed to multiple destinations, and there is a further need to have the... Agent: Arkados, Inc.
20120038827 - System and methods for dual view viewing with targeted sound projection: Systems and methods that facilitate dual view video display with dual beam sound projection. Video signal from independent input sources are simultaneously and separately viewable on a display by viewer wearing shutter glasses. The sound projector preferably comprises an array of speakers configurable to project beams of independent audio signals... Agent:
20120038828 - Apparatus and method for generating video signal reducing crosstalk between lightness signal and chrominance signal: In apparatus and method for generating a video signal using an LMS cone signal and an apparatus and method for restoring a video signal, a lightness signal and a chrominance signal may be generated using the LMS cone signal generated from an input image. Therefore, the generated chrominance signal may... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120038829 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes: input port for receiving input of video signal representing display color in red, green, and blue hues; display portion including pixel with red, green, blue and yellow sub-pixels for performing plasma emission in red, green, blue and yellow hues, respectively; and converter for converting video signal... Agent:
20120038830 - Dynamic contrast on displays using average picture level and histogram analysis: Average picture level (APL) of a display and, in examples, histogram information is used to dynamically adjust the display contrast, or “gamma”, using an exponential function. APL can also be used for DC transmission adjustment and black/white stretch.... Agent:
20120038831 - Dtv receiving system and method of processing dtv signal: A digital television (DTV) receiving system includes an information detector, a resampler, a timing recovery unit, and a carrier recovery unit. The information detector detects a known data sequence which is periodically inserted in a digital television (DTV) signal received from a DTV transmitting system. The resampler resamples the DTV... Agent:
20120038832 - Dtv reciving system and method of processing dtv singnal: A digital television (DTV) receiving system includes an information detector, a timing recovery unit, a carrier recovery unit, and a phase compensation unit. The information detector detects position information of a known data sequence periodically repeated in a DTV signal and estimates an initial frequency offset value. The timing recovery... Agent:
20120038833 - Television chip with a unique identification and method for writing the unique identification: In order that a television connected to a network can be uniquely identified, a television chip with a unique identification is provided. A non-volatile storage unit is set in the television chip, and the unique identification that can be uniquely identified in a determined scope is stored in the storage... Agent: Powerplayer Microsystems Holding Inc.
20120038834 - Display apparatus, liquid crystal display apparatus, drive method for display apparatus, and television receiver: In at least one embodiment a ripple, generated in an electric potential of data signal lines even in long-term reversal driving, is reduced and display quality is improved. In at least one example embodiment, the liquid crystal display apparatus of the present invention includes scanning signal lines and data signal... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120038835 - Stand-by mode transitioning: A device for rapidly instituting an active mode of a digital-television enabled system, the system including a first, volatile memory configured to load and store software instructions, includes: an input configured to receive first digital audio and video information; a first output configured to convey second audio and information toward... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
20120038836 - Echo light complex: The invention Echo Light Complex relates to broadcasting media content to passengers, of vessels or tools for transport. The term vessel will throughout this document and henceforth, be used as a general term for any tool, machine, vehicle, train, vessel, ship, aircraft, and any utility used for transport, whether it... Agent:02/09/2012 > 118 patent applications in 75 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120033027 - Method and system for initiating communication via a communication network: A method of communicating between a first user and a second user comprises using a first system to transmit, from the first user, a first signal for delivery to the second user. In particular, the first signal is transmitted via a first communication application. At least one of video, audio,... Agent:
20120033026 - Method and system for making video calls: A method comprise associating a first user system with a first user and associating a second user system with a second user. The first user system is in communication with the second user system via a communication network, and the second user system comprising an electronic sensor having a known... Agent:
20120033028 - Method and system for making video calls: A method comprises using a cellular telephone associated with a first party to transmit, during a first period of time, voice data from the first party to a second party via a cellular wireless telephone network. During the first period of time, a first video camera other than an integrated... Agent:
20120033030 - Remote presenting system, device, and method: A remote presenting system, includes: a plurality of displays, configured to display a remote image; an audio output apparatus, configured to output remote audio information; a multimedia communication terminal, configured to process and control audio/video information obtained by a local end and audio/video information sent by a remote end; a... Agent:
20120033031 - Method and system for locating an individual: A method of locating a first user comprises receiving at a server, via a communication network, video data from a sensor at a predetermined location that is remote from the server. Using a process in execution on a processor of the server, at least one of video analytics, image analytics... Agent:
20120033032 - Method and apparatus for correlating and navigating between a live image and a prerecorded panoramic image: An approach is provided for correlating and navigating between a live camera image and a prerecorded panoramic image. A mapping and augmented reality application correlates at least one live image with a prerecorded panoramic image, when a first location of a device used to capture the at least one live... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120033033 - Vehicle video control system: A vehicle video control system is provided comprising a video camera unit having a wide angle (preferably a fisheye) lens mounted atop a column, wherein the column is attached to a manned or robotic vehicle, and an operator control unit in communication with the video camera unit. A continuous video... Agent:
20120033035 - Method and system for transmitting/receiving 3-dimensional broadcasting service: Provided is a method and system of transmitting and receiving a three-dimensional (3D) broadcasting service, and more particularly, to a method and system for transmitting and receiving a reference image and a 3D auxiliary image for the 3D broadcasting service through a digital broadcasting network in real-time or in non-real... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120033034 - Receiving apparatus and receiving method: A receiving apparatus, for receiving a digital broadcast signal, which is broadcasted by combining 3D video program content and 2D video program content, for displaying the most suitable picture to a user, at a changing point between 2D video and 3D video, comprises: a receiver unit, which is configured to... Agent: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120033038 - Apparatus and method for generating extrapolated view: A view extrapolation apparatus and a view extrapolation method to generate images at a plurality of virtual points uses a relatively small number of input images. The view extrapolation apparatus and the view extrapolation method output a view at a reference point, the view at the reference point being formed... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120033041 - Broadcast receiver and 3d video data processing method thereof: A broadcast receiver and a 3D video data processing method thereof are disclosed herein, a 3D video data processing method of a broadcast receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving, by a receiving unit, a broadcast signal including 3D video data and 3D complementary video information,... Agent:
20120033039 - Encoding method, display device, and decoding method: The encoding method obtains a video stream including pictures and display information, the pictures being L-R containing images each having a display area split into two sub-areas, one storing a left-view image and the other storing a right-view image. The display information includes 2D display information and 3D display information,... Agent:
20120033040 - Filter selection for video pre-processing in video applications: Filter selection methods and filter selectors for video pre-processing in video applications are described. A region of an input image is pre-processed by multiple pre-processing filters and the selection of the pre-processing filter for subsequent coding is based on the evaluated metric of the region.... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20120033042 - Image display device, image display observing system, image display method, and program: Provided is an image display device including a high frame rate signal generating unit that increases a frame rate of an input video signal, a frame rate adjusting unit that adjusts a frame rate by synthesizing a black image at intervals of a predetermined frame on a high frame rate... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120033037 - Signaling attributes for network-streamed video data: In one example, an apparatus includes a processor configured to receive video data for two or more views of a scene, determine horizontal locations of camera perspectives for each of the two or more views, assign view identifiers to the two or more views such that the view identifiers correspond... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120033036 - System and method for displaying three-dimensional video: A system and method for displaying three-dimensional video are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving three-dimensional video comprising first video comprising a plurality of first frames and second video comprising a plurality of second frames, receiving a synchronization signal, and displaying interleaved first and second frames based on... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20120033048 - 3d image display apparatus, 3d image playback apparatus, and 3d image viewing system: A 3D image display apparatus comprises a transmission-reception device and a control signal output device. The transmission-reception device receives a video data including a plurality of image informations which is base data of 3D images from a 3D image playback apparatus through a transmission cable and thereby generates an image... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120033046 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit which acquires stereoscopic image information used for displaying a stereoscopic image on a display unit; a controller which performs one of a first control of allowing the stereoscopic image to be displayed as a planar image on the display unit... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120033047 - Imaging device: An imaging device is provided that comprises a movement detection component configured to detect movement of the imaging device based on a force imparted to the imaging device, an imaging component configured to produce image data by capturing a subject image, a movement vector detection component configured to detect a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120033043 - Method and apparatus for processing an image: A method and apparatus for processing an image are provided. The method includes obtaining an image, generating 3-dimensional (3D) disparity information that represents a degree of stereoscopic effects of the image, and outputting the 3D disparity information.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120033045 - Multi-path compensation using multiple modulation frequencies in time of flight sensor: A method to compensate for multi-path in time-of-flight (TOF) three dimensional (3D) cameras applies different modulation frequencies in order to calculate/estimate the error vector. Multi-path in 3D TOF cameras might be caused by one of the two following sources: stray light artifacts in the TOF camera systems and multiple reflections... Agent: Mesa Imaging Ag
20120033044 - Video display system, display device and source device: A video display system includes a source device for reproducing and outputting contents; and a display device for displaying contents which is output from the source device. Upon receiving a message for requesting display of a 3D video from the source device in a state of unreadiness to display the... Agent:
20120033049 - Apparatus and method of aligning three dimensional camera systems: Camera alignment apparatus having a test target with precision framing information along with patterns useful in aligning grayscale, colorimetry, resolution, interocular distance and angle of convergence in a 3-D camera rig.... Agent:
20120033051 - Autofocus for stereo images: Present embodiments contemplate systems, apparatus, and methods to determine an appropriate focal depth for a sensor based upon a pair of stereoscopic images. Particularly, certain of the embodiments contemplate determining keypoints for each image, identifying correlations between the keypoints, and deriving object distances from the correlations. These distances may then... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120033050 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging device configure to generate image data from a subject image, a connecting unit configured to connect a 3D conversion lens for enabling a left-eye image and a right-eye image to be simultaneously formed on the imaging device, a measuring unit configured to obtain brightness... Agent:
20120033057 - Electro-optic device and stereoscopic vision display apparatus: An electro-optic device includes: an electro-optic panel displaying a display image with illumination light emitted from an illumination device; a display control circuit controlling the electro-optic panel to display a right-eye image during a right display period and display a left-eye image during a left display period; a glasses control... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120033052 - Establishing z-axis location of graphics plane in 3d video display: A television for presenting video content in 3D has a video display controlled by a processor to present video content in a video plane and a user interface (UI) in a graphics plane. The processor receives input indicating a viewer desire to virtually move the UI up or back along... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120033053 - Stereoscopic image display device and driving method thereof: A stereoscopic image display device comprises a display panel; a panel driving unit configured to address left eye image data in all pixels of the display panel during a data addressing period set in an N-th (where N is a natural number) frame period and adjust voltages of all the... Agent:
20120033054 - Stereoscopic video display apparatus and display method: In one embodiment, a stereoscopic video display apparatus includes: a plane display unit including a display screen in which first to third subpixels having respectively different color components are arranged in a matrix form; and an optical plate. The plane display unit includes a configuration obtained by arranging a first... Agent:
20120033055 - Stereoscopic video display apparatus and display method: In one embodiment, a stereoscopic video display apparatus is configured to assign one subpixel column to each of a plurality of parallax images, and select three subpixels, which are the first to third subpixels, arranged consecutively in the column direction of subpixels with the third subpixel located in the center,... Agent:
20120033056 - Stereoscopic video display apparatus and display method: In one embodiment, a stereoscopic video display apparatus includes: a plane display unit including a display screen in which first to third subpixels having respectively different color components are arranged in a matrix form; and an optical plate disposed to be opposed to the plane display unit and having a... Agent:
20120033058 - Stereoscopic video display apparatus and display method: In one embodiment, a stereoscopic video display apparatus is configured to divide each of frames displaying a stereoscopic video into two subframes; assign one pixel from among the plurality of parallax images to each row in each subframe; display parallax images of a first group from among the plurality of... Agent:
20120033059 - Video display apparatus, video viewing glasses, and system comprising the display apparatus and the glasses: Provided is a video system equipped with a video display apparatus and video viewing glasses used for viewing a video displayed on the video display apparatus. The video display apparatus includes: a display section for displaying the video; a synchronizing signal generator for generating an external synchronizing signal in synchronism... Agent:
20120033060 - Shutter glasses and method for controlling a pair of shutter glasses: A method for controlling shutter glasses includes controlling each of a first shutter lens and a second shutter lens to be switched between an on-state and an off-state, wherein the first shutter lens stays in the on-state within an image output period corresponding to a secondary first image, and stays... Agent:
20120033061 - Shutter glasses capable of changing polarization direction thereof, and associated control system, control method and transmitter: Shutter glasses include a frame, two lenses disposed on the frame and a control chip. The control chip is utilized for selecting one of a plurality of operation modes to set the glasses according to a type of the display apparatus, wherein the operation modes are respectively corresponding to a... Agent:
20120033062 - Method and device for examining or imaging an interior surface of a cavity: A method for examining an interior surface of a cavity includes the steps of capturing partial images of an interior surface of a cavity; joining the captured partial images to form a complete image of said interior surface of the cavity; and providing an warning if the joined partial images... Agent:
20120033063 - Method and device for recognition of natural skin during contact-free biometric identification of a person: A contact-free biometric identification apparatus includes a housing, a first light-emitting diode (LED) positioned in the housing having a first predetermined wavelength to illuminate a portion of skin, a second LED positioned in the housing having a second predetermined wavelength to illuminate the portion of skin, an irradiation location outside... Agent: Tst Biometrics Holding Ag
20120033064 - Microscope system, specimen observing method, and computer-readable recording medium: A microscope system includes a pigment amount calculating unit, a cell component identification processing unit, a target molecule expression portion extraction unit, a cell variant setting unit, a cell variant classification determining unit, and a display image generating unit. The pigment amount calculating unit calculates a pigment amount of a... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120033065 - Sensor arrangement for a construction machine: The invention relates to a sensor arrangement for a construction machine with a sensor which is set up for gathering measurement data from a sampling region or from a sampling point. The invention is characterised in that an illumination device for illuminating the sampling region or the sampling point is... Agent: Joseph Vogele Ag
20120033066 - Method and device for optically measuring the surface of a product: The present invention relates to a device (10), a method and an application thereof for optically measuring the surface of a tested product (5), especially a PCB-product for reflow soldering paste inspection. The device comprises at least one white light source (1) for emitting a beam of white light, at... Agent: Witrins S.r.o.
20120033067 - Method and system for inspecting indirect bandgap semiconductor structure: Methods (600) and systems (100) for inspecting an indirect bandgap semiconductor structure (140) are described. A light source (110) generates light (612) suitable for inducing photoluminescence in the indirect bandgap semiconductor structure (140). A short-pass filter unit (114) reduces long-wavelength light of the generated light above a specified emission peak.... Agent: Bt Imaging Pty Limited
20120033068 - Image pickup device and image pickup method for the same: Image pickup is executed at an image pickup timing based on reference pulses by using, as a trigger, workpiece pulses which are output at an interval synchronized with a shape portion (projecting or recess portion) which is periodically and repetitively formed on a workpiece being rotated, and the image pickup... Agent: Honda Motor, Co., Ltd.
20120033070 - Local search device and local search method: A Local search device includes a camera module for taking a photo an image and acquired image information; a positioning module, a directional measurement module and an view field angle information acquisition module for acquiring location information of its own, direction information of photo and field angle of view information... Agent:
20120033069 - Scanner display: Measuring a volume of space including providing a laser scanner having a transmitter, a receiver, a beam steering mechanism, and a display unit integral to the laser scanner. A plurality of distances to measuring points are determined based at least in part on propagation times of measuring beams sent from... Agent: Faro Technologies Incorporated
20120033071 - Position and orientation measurement apparatus, position and orientation measurement method, and storage medium: A position and orientation measurement apparatus comprises: a distance information obtaining unit adapted to obtain distance information of a target object captured by a capturing unit; a grayscale image obtaining unit adapted to obtain a grayscale image of the target object; a first position and orientation estimation unit adapted to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033073 - Apparatus and method for separating foreground from background: Provided are apparatuses and methods for separating an image into a foreground and a background. The apparatus includes: an edge image generating unit which generates an edge image for an original image, wherein the original image includes the background and the foreground; a background edge model renewing unit which renews... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
20120033072 - Monitoring system and related method for recording motioned image, and machine readable medium thereof: A method for recording a monitored image is disclosed. The method includes the following steps. First, a monitored image is captured. A foreground image and a background image are obtained according to the monitored image and a previously monitored image. Brightness information and a threshold value are generated according to... Agent: Wistron Corp.
20120033079 - Camera for a vehicle: A camera for a vehicle, in particular for monitoring the exterior environment. The camera having: an imager having a plurality of pixels, having different imager regions for different object distances, and an objective situated before the imager. Between the objective and the imager there is provided an additional optical unit... Agent:
20120033075 - Display device and vehicle: A vehicle has a display device which widens the field of view (visible area) reflected by a side mirror or a back mirror mounted on the vehicle. To enable a driver driving the vehicle to confirm safety even when it is difficult for the driver to visually recognize some of... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120033078 - Handling assistant apparatus for two-body connected vehicle: A handling assistant apparatus for two-body connected vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus is applied to a two-body connected vehicle including a tractor and a trailer, the tractor and the trailer having different turn radius. A static signal acquisition means acquires static signals of the tractor and the trailer. A moving... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20120033077 - Image processing apparatus, medium recording image processing program, and image processing method: A device has a unit acquires photograph images taken by a first and a second camera; a unit sets correspondences between positions in a first photograph image, in a first display image, in a second photograph image, and in a second display image on the basis of a first photographic... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120033074 - Method and device for determining a valid lane marking: The invention relates to a method and a device for determining a valid lane marking (38 to 42; 56, 58) with the aid of a camera system (16) of a vehicle (12), in particular a road vehicle. With the aid of a camera (17) of the camera system (16) several... Agent: Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.
20120033080 - Monitoring apparatus: Disclosed is a monitoring technique for displaying a low-luminance image of e.g. a dark area in an easily visible manner. The inventive apparatus includes an image capturing unit 10 for capturing an image of an object to be monitored, an inversion condition determining unit 11 for determining whether an inversion... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033076 - Vibration applying structure detecting device and vehicle control device: A vibration applying structure detecting device for a wheeled vehicle traveling on a roadway having a vibration applying structure on a road surface in or adjacent to the roadway includes a lane departure judgment device that determines whether there is a lane departure tendency, a vibration detecting device that determines... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20120033081 - System, method, and device for intelligence gathering and position tracking: A mobile communication device that may be used by an investigator to secretly record a suspect and track the investigator's location includes a microphone for detecting sounds, a communication component for transmitting signals or data representative of the sounds to one of the portable computers via the wireless communication network,... Agent: Sur-tec, Inc.
20120033082 - System and method for spatial division multiplexing detection: A system and method for detecting and monitoring one or more targets uses surveillance monitors that are selectively aligned in pre-determined directions to form an integrated field of view (IFOV). The IFOV or portions thereof may be illuminated using a scanning laser beam. Information provided by the surveillance monitors is... Agent: D & S Consultants, Inc.
20120033083 - Verfahren zur videoanalyse: In a method for locating patterns of movement in a first digital video signal, wherein the first digital video signal comprising at least indirectly succeeding individual digital images is analyzed in real time, it is proposed for the locating of patterns of movement in a first digital video signal, during... Agent: Kiwisecurity Software Gmbh
20120033084 - Method for centroiding and tracking a distorted optical image: A centroiding method is provided for an optical tracking system including a laser used for countermeasuring purposes in which a pencil thin laser beam is accurately positioned onto a target through the use of centroiding techniques for ascertaining the position not only of the target but also the laser beam,... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
20120033085 - Color uniformity correction system and method of correcting color uniformity: The present invention discloses a color uniformity correction system for correcting color uniformity problems that exist within today's display devices. The color uniformity correction system includes a capture unit for detecting a video signal applied to a display unit and generate corresponding first color values; a storage for storing the... Agent: Tpk Holding Co., Ltd
20120033086 - Sensor system detection device and detection method using same: A sensor system detection device for detecting quality of a sensor system includes a first connector electrically connected to the sensor system, a second connector; a display unit, a controller and an encoder. A first terminal of the encoder is connected to the first connector to receive first image data... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120033087 - Calibration target detection apparatus, calibration target detecting method for detecting calibration target, and program for calibration target detection apparatus: There is disclosed a calibration target detection apparatus that can be obtained at a low cost and without increasing storage capacity, is the apparatus being provided with: a light measurement region setting unit for setting a long light measurement region; a light-measuring unit for detecting light measurement information of the... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033088 - Method for monitoring video signal transmission and the device thereof: A method and device for monitoring video signal transmission includes a signal encoding and transmitting module and the signal receiving module. The signal encoding and transmitting module receives a composite video signal from a video signal source to cut off a horizontal video data series following a predetermined horizontal synchronization... Agent: Mobiletron Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120033089 - Audio and/or video transmission system: There is provided an audio and/or video transmission system. That audio and/or video transmission system has a microphone unit for detecting an audio signal. The microphone unit has a first wireless transmitting unit for wirelessly transmitting an audio signal by way of a first transmission path and a second wireless... Agent:
20120033090 - Network camera, operation control method, and recording medium: A network camera of the present invention is a network camera that can be connected to a network, and is equipped with: an image capturing means for capturing an image of an object and generating image data, an image processing means for encoding the image data, a storing means for... Agent: Nec Corporation
20120033091 - Image capture apparatus and control method thereof: An image capture apparatus comprises an image capture unit which photo-electrically converts an object image, a shake detection unit which detects a shake of the image capture apparatus, a motion vector detection unit which detects a motion vector, a reference value calculation unit which calculates a reference value serving as... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033092 - Image capture apparatus and control method thereof: An image capture apparatus comprises an image capture unit, a shake detection unit, a reference value calculation unit, an image blur correction unit, a motion vector detection unit, a determination unit which determines whether the motion vector indicates a movement of an object, and a control unit which controls one... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033093 - Image stabilizer control device: An image stabilizer control device includes a biaxial gyroscope, a processing unit and an actuator unit. The biaxial gyroscope senses movement of an imaging module and detects a first angular velocity of the imaging module in two reference planes perpendicular to each other. The processing unit generates a first driving... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120033094 - Imaging device and method, and image processing method for imaging device: An image capture device of the present invention includes: a first image capture element 10A and a second image capture element 10B; and an optical system which is capable of forming a first image which is in focus on an image capture plane of the first image capture element 10A... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120033095 - Imaging apparatus having framing assist control: In an imaging apparatus having framing assist control, a controller controls a change speed of the display angle of view changed by a second or a third instruction member faster than the change speed of the display angle of view changed by a first instruction member. The first instruction member... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033097 - Counter circuit, analog-to-digital converter (adc) including a counter circuit, image sensor including counter circuit and/or adc, systems associated therewith, and method associated therewith: In one embodiment, the counter circuit is associated with a pixel array and includes a plurality of counting circuits. Each counting circuit is configured to receive an associated input signal, and each input signal is associated with a different column of the pixel array. A first of the plurality of... Agent:
20120033098 - Image pickup apparatus and image processing method of a picked-up image: An image pickup apparatus determines from which position in a plurality of photographed frames a pixel of each of lines of an image to be output is read out, on the basis of a motion amount at a photographing time of each of the lines of a photographed predetermined frame,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033096 - Motion blur modeling for image formation: The present disclosure includes motion blur modeling methods and systems for image formation. One motion blur modeling method for image formation includes obtaining image data utilized to form a particular image taken by a camera of a subject, obtaining velocity vector data for the subject at the time the image... Agent: Honeywell International, Inc.
20120033100 - Image capturing device and image capturing method: One of objects of the invention is to provide an image capturing device and an image capturing method, which is capable of capturing an image of the target at the proper angle by a simple device configuration. An image capturing device of the present invention includes: a housing; an image... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120033099 - Photo-detector and method for detecting an optical radiation: An image acquisition system comprises a radiation photodetector implementing at least two tunable spectral responses indicating the photodetector sensitivity as a function of the wavelength. The photodetector includes means for receiving at least two configuration signals controlling the tuning of at least part of the shape of the at least... Agent: Politecnico Di Milano
20120033101 - Apparatus and methods for controlling image sensors: A computer system has machine-readable instructions stored thereon. The instructions when executed cause the computer system to perform a method of controlling a camera system. The method includes accessing a first data set in an image file. The first data set includes identification data indicating an identity of an image... Agent:
20120033102 - Image file for storing digital images and ancillary data values using multiple encoding methods: An image format for storing digital images within a baseline DCT compatible bitstream comprises entropy coded image data, a first application marker storing a first data value using a first encoding method to convey a first information value related to the image, and a second application marker storing a second... Agent:
20120033103 - Raw-split mode image capture: Systems, methods and a computer readable mediums for reducing run-time bandwidth requirements within digital image capture devices are disclosed herein. As the resolution of digital image capture devices increase, the bandwidth needed to support this increased resolution is becoming increasingly difficult to support. To reduce the problems associated with run-time... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120033104 - Image pickup apparatus and control method thereof: An image pickup apparatus includes a recording-mode switching section for selecting a single-format recording mode in which recording is performed in one of recording formats or a multiple-format recording mode in which recording is simultaneously performed in a plurality of recording formats, and a recording-size setting section for setting a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033105 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, imaging apparatus, and information storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition section that acquires a plurality of images that differ in in-focus state, a reference point setting section that performs a reference point setting process on each of the plurality of images, the reference point setting process setting a reference point that is... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120033106 - Image-capturing apparatus and image-capturing method: An image-capturing apparatus includes an imaging unit that generates RAW image data by capturing an object image, an image processing unit that generates color image data by implementing image processing on the RAW image data, a processing mode setting unit capable of setting a filter effect mode for artificially reproducing... Agent:
20120033107 - Electronic image pickup apparatus: An electronic image pickup apparatus includes a plurality of lens units, an image forming optical system, and an image pickup element. The image forming optical system includes at least a lens unit nearest to object side which is disposed nearest to an object side, an aperture stop which is disposed... Agent:
20120033108 - Image processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable recording medium having image processing program recorded thereon: An object is to improve noise reduction. Provided are an image-capturing-mode selecting portion (104) that selects one image-capturing mode from a plurality of image-capturing modes; and a noise-reduction processing portion (110) that performs noise-reduction processing for input image signals by employing, in the case in which the image-capturing mode selected... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120033109 - Image capturing system and computer readable recording medium for recording image processing program: An image capturing system includes: a first noise reduction unit which roughly removes the effects of an edge component by performing edge-preserving adaptive noise reduction processing on a target pixel within a local region including the target pixel and the neighboring pixels extracted from an image signal acquired from a... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120033110 - Light or radiation image pickup apparatus: The radiation image pickup apparatus of this invention can obtain an accurate temperature characteristic of dark current noise, the dark current noise being caused by dark current flowing through an X-ray conversion layer, by obtaining dark image signals at varied times for accumulating in capacitors charge signals converted by an... Agent:
20120033111 - Image capturing system, signal processing circuit, and signal processing method: An image capturing system includes a signal correction unit which corrects a signal output from a defective pixel in an optical black region based on a signal output from a normal pixel. The optical black region has a plurality of pixel blocks. Each of the plurality of pixel blocks has... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033112 - Method for correcting images obtained by an array of photosensitive points: A method for correcting an image obtained by a matrix of photosensitive points finds particular utility when the matrix is subjected to an electromagnetic disturbance. The method of correction comprises a first step of row-by-row reading of the matrix. The signals read during a first reading of each row represent... Agent: Trixell
20120033113 - Quantum photonic imagers and methods of fabrication thereof: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted... Agent: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
20120033114 - Active device array substrate: An active device array substrate including a substrate, multiple scan lines, multiple data lines, multiple of pixels are provided. The scan lines and the data lines are disposed on the substrate. Each pixel includes multiple sub-pixels including at least a transistor, a pixel electrode, and a color filter. The transistor... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation
20120033115 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing device, image capturing method, and program: Provided is an image-capturing apparatus including: an image-capturing device where pixels covered with first filters blocking light other than light in a first wavelength range among wavelength ranges obtained by two-dividing a specific wavelength range and second filters blocking light other than light in a second wavelength range are disposed... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120033116 - Solid-state image sensor and camera: where λ1 represents a wavelength at which a transmittance of the first color filter is maximized, λ2 represents a wavelength at which a transmittance of the second color filter is maximized, and λ12 represents a central wavelength between wavelengths λ1 and λ2, T1(λ) and T2(λ) respectively represent transmittances of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033117 - Solid-state imaging device and driving method: A plurality of pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns, and each of which outputs an electric signal according to an amount of received light; a first column signal line provided for each of the columns, and for sequentially transferring the electric signals from said pixel circuits in a corresponding... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120033118 - Cmos image sensor having wide dynamic range and sensing method thereof: Disclosed are a CMOS image sensor having a wide dynamic range and a sensing method thereof. Each unit pixel of the CMOS image sensor of the present invention includes multiple processing units, so that one shuttering section for the image generation of one image frame can be divided into multiple... Agent: Zeeann Co., Ltd.
20120033120 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic camera: An object of the present invention is to provide a highly-accurate AF without adding a mechanism of the camera or increasing the power consumption. A solid-state imaging device according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion units configured to convert incident light into electronic... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120033119 - Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device having a backside illuminated structure, includes: a pixel region in which pixels each having a photoelectric conversion portion and a plurality of pixel transistors are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix; an element isolation region isolating the pixels which is provided in the pixel region and which... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120033121 - Solid-state imaging device: According to one embodiment, a pixel that outputs a photoelectrically-converted pixel signal, a column ADC circuit that converts the pixel signal output from the pixel into a digital value, a test-signal generating unit that generates a test signal with which the column ADC circuit is tested, and a switching circuit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120033122 - Imaging apparatus and semiconductor device: An imaging apparatus using a CCD image sensor in which a size of a circuit for generating a voltage to be applied to a substrate of the CCD image sensor is reduced. A partial range within a voltage range from a supply voltage Vcc to 0 V is divided by... Agent: Art Analog Japan Limited
20120033123 - Information control apparatus, data analyzing apparatus, signal, server, information control system, signal control apparatus, and program: An information control apparatus comprises: a determination unit that determines at least an attribute of an object to be analyzed on the basis of captured image data acquired by an imaging apparatus fixed to a signal; and an output unit that outputs determination result information of the determination unit to... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120033124 - Optical photographing lens assembly: This invention provides an optical photographing lens assembly comprising, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface, at least one of the object-side and image-side surfaces thereof being aspheric; a second lens element with negative... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.
20120033125 - Imaging optical device: An imaging optical device includes a first lens group and a second lens group disposed in an order from the object side to the image side. The first lens group has a positive refractive power, and includes at least a first lens, a second lens and a third lens in... Agent:
20120033126 - Light-collecting device, light-collecting device group, and solid-state imaging apparatus: A light-collecting device includes at least one first annular region having a first refractive index, and at least one second annular region having a second refractive index different from the first refractive index, the at least one first annular region and the at least one second annular region are adjacently... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120033127 - Image capture apparatus: An image capture apparatus comprises an image sensor, a detection unit which detects an object area based on at least one of color information and luminance information of an image obtained from the image sensor, a setting unit which sets a plurality of focus detection areas, with reference to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033128 - Optical device and focus state detection method: An optical device comprises an image sensor having plural pixels and a detection unit configured to detect a focus state. The pixels include first focus state detection pixel pairs that respectively receive a pair of light fluxes having transmitted different pupil areas of the photographing lens, and second focus state... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033130 - Detecting occlusion: Common techniques for Motion Compensated Frame Rate Conversion (MC-FRC) suffer from occlusion which, if not taken explicitly into account, causes a visually disturbing artifact known as ‘halo’. To solve this artifact, these regions have to be detected prior to performing interpolation. Several techniques exist to detect occlusion in a frame,... Agent:
20120033129 - Transmission and receiving apparatus and transmission and receiving method: A transmission and receiving apparatus includes: a receiving section receiving a content signal conforming to a predetermined transmission standard, and restoring a video signal included in the content signal to output the video signal; a video-signal processing section performing predetermined processing on the video signal output from the receiving section;... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120033131 - Method and device for video processing: A video processing method includes: dividing a currently processed frame into a top field and a bottom field, and performing field exposure on the top field and the bottom field respectively to acquire an exposed top field and an exposed bottom field, where a field exposure time length of the... Agent:
20120033132 - Deriving visual rhythm from video signals: A method and a system for deriving visual rhythm from a video signal are described. A feature extraction module receives the video signal and extracts a two-dimensional feature from the video signal. A one-dimensional video feature computation module derives a one-dimensional feature from the extracted two-dimensional feature. A visual rhythm... Agent:
20120033133 - Closed captioning language translation: The present invention provides an architecture for translating closed captioning text originally provided with a video program from one language to another and presenting the translated closed captioning text with the video program to a viewer. As such, the viewers are able to receive the closed captioning text in languages... Agent: Rockstar Bidco Lp
20120033134 - System and method for in-band a/v timing measurement of serial digital video signals: A system and method for characterizing the relative offset in time between audio and video signals and enables the receiver of the audio and video signals to resynchronize the audio and video signals. Signal characterization data is dynamically captured and encoded into frames of video and audio data that is... Agent:
20120033135 - Method and apparatus for listening to audio corresponding to a pip display: A method for enabling two or more viewers to simultaneously view and listen to different video content, the method including: displaying simultaneously video content from each of two or more tuners on a television monitor; producing with a speaker hardwired to the television monitor audio corresponding to the displayed video... Agent: Omnitek Partners LLC
20120033136 - Film-originated video region detection method: Film-originated video detection is performed on an input video signal in each of regions into which an entire screen is divided. Based on the detection result, a case where there is not film-originated video is separated from a case where film-originated video covers the entire screen. When both a film... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120033137 - Image processing device and method and image display device: Motion blur at a pixel of interest in a video signal is corrected adaptively by detecting a motion vector of the pixel of interest, estimating the direction and magnitude of the motion blur from the motion vector, and filtering the video signal at the pixel of interest. The filtering process... Agent:
20120033138 - Motion detector for cadence and scene change detection and methods for use therewith: A motion identification signal is generated, based on a sequence of pictures of a video signal. A motion adaptive filter is adapted based on the motion identification signal. A scene change detection signal is generated based on the motion identification signal. A cadence detection signal can also be generated based... Agent: Vixs Systems, Inc.
20120033139 - Fast-booting broadcast television receiver: Boot-up delay within a television receiver IC is substantially reduced by loading a portion of an operating program into the television receiver IC to enable execution of time-consuming receiver initialization operations, and then executing the receiver initialization operations concurrently with loading the remainder of the operating program into the television... Agent:
20120033140 - Method and apparatus for interactive control of media players: A method and system are provided in which a wireless controller, such as a smart remote controller or smartphone, for example, may interact with a media device through an adaptive, two-way feedback control scheme. The wireless controller may receive signals from a media player that comprise control information associated with... Agent:
20120033141 - Television and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television includes a display panel, a flat plate-shaped cover further includes a margin portion around four sides of the cover, such as to extrude outward from the display panel, a pin extending from the margin portion in a direction crossing the cover and includes a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120033142 - User-wearable video displays, systems and methods: User-wearable video display devices, systems and methods... Agent:
20120033143 - Television and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a glass panel, a first fixing portion including a first portion attached to the glass panel and a second portion configured to face the glass panel, and a display panel configured to be slid up to a position where a portion of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba02/02/2012 > 142 patent applications in 82 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120026274 - System, method and apparatus for controlling image access in a video collaboration system: The present invention provides a computer implemented method, comprising the steps of: determining using data from a sensing device, when a moveable obscuring structure is in a closed position. When the obscuring structure is in the closed position, the transmission of accessible images captured by an image capture device at... Agent:
20120026275 - Communicating visual representations in virtual collaboration systems: Systems and methods of visually indicating one or more gestures of a user of a node (22) in the content of a media stream (24) are disclosed. A node (22) configured to transmit a media stream (24) having content to one or more other nodes (22) includes a screen configured... Agent:
20120026276 - Manner of ranging items on the computer monitor screen surface, especially key words for the requirements of web browser users: The manner of measuring the location of user's eyesight fixation point on the computer screen surface based on illuminating the eye surface, monitoring the eye with a camera and analysing light reflecting from the pupil surface is characterized by the fact that sources of illumination are installed in the camera... Agent:
20120026277 - Video conference: A method to present participants in a video conference including determining a participant distance and aligning a region of interest on the participant using one or more depth cameras, creating a cropped video stream of the participant by cropping the region of interest from a video stream of the participant,... Agent:
20120026279 - Communication terminal, communication system, communication method, and medium storing communication control program: A communication terminal detects activation of a mute function of the communication terminal, even when the activation is caused by a sound input device that is not capable of notifying its mute state to the communication terminal, or even when the sound input device is not provided with a mute... Agent:
20120026278 - Merging content: A device may detect an event, determine a display layout in accordance with the event, receive input video streams, merge two or more of the input video streams into a high definition output stream in accordance with the display layout, and send the high definition output stream to a content... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120026280 - Multi-pass speech analytics: Included are embodiments for multi-pass video analytics. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving video associated with first communications desired to be analyzed for an event, performing a first analytics process on the video associated with the first communications to determine second communications associated with the event, and... Agent:
20120026281 - Data processing apparatus for segmental processing of input data, systems using the apparatus and methods for data transmittal: There is provided a data processing apparatus for segmental processing of input data. The apparatus includes a plurality of data processors connected in a series configuration, the plurality of data processors being able to transmit discrete data packets over a video bus to one another, with the plurality of data... Agent: Creative Technology Ltd
20120026282 - Camera: A camera includes a plurality of image capturing unit, a switch unit, and a processor unit. Each image capturing unit includes a lens capturing images and an image sensor transforming optical signals of the images captured by the lens into electric signals. The switch unit is electrically connected to all... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120026284 - Imaging apparatus and control method therefor: The present invention relates to an imaging apparatus capable of shifting to a panoramic shooting function based on a user's intention without performing a complicated setting operation. In a digital camera, when a zoom operation member is operated again to a wide-angle side within a predetermined length of time after... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026283 - Method and apparatus for photographing a panoramic image: A method and apparatus for photographing a panoramic image. The method includes checking a Motion Vector (MV) of an image captured through an imaging device, selecting an image to be included the panoramic image based on the MV, detecting regions to be included in the panoramic image from the selected... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026285 - Wide angle lens and imaging device: A wide angle lens whose field angle exceeds 180 degrees includes a front group, a diaphragm, and a rear group arranged in this order from an object side toward an image side. The front group includes a first lens (negative meniscus lens) whose convex surface faces the object side, a... Agent:
20120026288 - Directed interpolation and data post-processing: An encoding device evaluates a plurality of processing and/or post-processing algorithms and/or methods to be applied to a video stream, and signals a selected method, algorithm, class or category of methods/algorithms either in an encoded bit-stream or as side information related to the encoded bitstream. A decoding device or post-processor... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20120026286 - Electronic apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, there is provided an electronic apparatus, including: a movie-noise reduction processor configured to successively perform a movie-noise reduction process on an input luminance signal to thereby generate an output luminance signal, the output luminance signal being generated based on the input luminance signal and another output... Agent:
20120026287 - Receiver, transmitter, communication system, display control method, program, and data structure: A transmitter according to the present invention includes a decoder that decodes a video signal received from outside and acquires identification information including a format concerning 2D or 3D of video from a layer corresponding to each frame of the video signal and a backend processor that performs spatial or... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120026289 - Video processing device, video processing method, and memory product: The video processing device enhances the perceived depth of video image obtained by an image obtaining unit, and is provided with: a depth information obtaining unit that obtains depth information indicating the distance in the depth direction of each of a plurality of image portions included in the video image;... Agent:
20120026294 - Distance-measuring optoelectronic sensor for mounting at a passage opening: A distance measuring optoelectronic sensor (10) for mounting at a passage opening (40) is provided which is designed to acquire depth-resolved image information of that object section of an object (48) moved through the passage opening (40) which is in each case located in the detection zone of the sensor... Agent: Sick Ag
20120026291 - Image processing apparatus and method: Provided is an image processing apparatus and method thereof. The image processing apparatus may extract a three-dimensional (3D) bidirectional flow by analyzing data of an input object. The image processing apparatus may calculate a 3D volumetric center density of the input object based on the 3D bidirectional flow.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026293 - Method and measuring assembly for determining the wheel or axle geometry of a vehicle: In a method for determining a wheel or axle geometry of a vehicle, the following steps are provided: illuminating a wheel region with structured and with unstructured light during a motion of at least one wheel and/or of the vehicle; acquiring multiple images of the wheel region during the illumination,... Agent:
20120026290 - Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which object information on an object within a 2-dimensional (hereinafter abbreviated 2D) preview image can be provided as 3D object information of a 3-dimensional (hereinafter abbreviated 3D) type or object information on an object within a 3D preview image can... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120026292 - Monitor computer and method for monitoring a specified scene using the same: A method for monitoring a specified scene obtains a scene image of the specified scene captured by an image capturing device, determines a first sub-area of the scene image, detects a three dimensional (3D) figure area in the scene image, and controls movement of the lens of the image capturing... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120026295 - Stereo image processor and stereo image processing method: A stereo image processor (1) performs image matching, in an image matching section (6), on partial images of the same object included in a base image and a comparative image respectively and detects pixel-precision partial displacement between the base image and the comparative image based on a result of the... Agent:
20120026296 - Image processing apparatus and method: A first calculator of an image processing apparatus may trace a view transform vector between color images of different frames. A second calculator may trace a view transform vector between depth images of different frames. In this example, a third calculator may calculate a view transform vector between the color... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026297 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes: a plurality of imaging elements; a plurality of solid lenses that form images on the plurality of imaging elements; a plurality of optical axis control units that control the directions of the optical axes of light that is incident to each of the plurality of imaging... Agent:
20120026298 - Apparatus and method for producing images for stereoscopic viewing: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for producing images for stereoscopic, three-dimensional viewing generated with existing mobile graphical devices, such as cameras, video recorders, PDAs, telephones, and other devices, such as the iPhone™. Two reflectors, which may be mirrors or prisms, are positioned to separate the field of view of a... Agent:
20120026300 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus can connect a 3D conversion lens. The 3D conversion lens has an optical system capable of collecting light for forming a left-eye image and light for forming a right-eye image. The imaging apparatus has an imaging device, a zoom lens operable to change a magnification of an... Agent:
20120026299 - Video image processing apparatus and video image processing method: According to one embodiment, a video image processing apparatus includes: an input module to which a frame comprising a first left eye image and a first right eye image is inputted; and a display control module configured to allow a display device to display a second left eye image that... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120026301 - Apparatus and method for altering images for three-dimensional display: Provided are a display device and method for altering images, the apparatus including: an input unit operable to receive a left image and a right image; and an image altering unit which is operable to alter the received left image and the received right image and to output an output... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026302 - Method and apparatus for transmitting/receiving multi-view program in digital broadcasting system: A method for transmitting a multi-view program composed of a plurality of video streams in a digital broadcasting system includes generating information representing that the program is a multi-view program, information on a composition of the multi-view program and information on the plurality of physical channels through which the multi-view... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120026303 - Method for forming and observing stereo images having maximum spatial resolution and a device for carrying out said method: The invention relates to stereoscopic displays and can be used for producing flat screen stereoscopic monitors and television sets with the option of observing a stereo image both with glasses and without glasses and with maximum spatial resolution equal to the full resolution of display matrices, and retaining the option... Agent: Stunny 3d, LLC
20120026304 - Stereoscopic video output device and backlight control method: According to one embodiment, a stereoscopic video output device includes a video display module, a backlight, a first backlight controller, a second backlight controller, a signal converter, and a light controller. The video display module displays stereoscopic video based on a left-eye video frame and a right-eye video frame having... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120026305 - Optical filter: An optical filter for stereoscopic image display device and a stereoscopic image display device may be provided. In one embodiment, the optical filter for stereoscopic image display device may include a plastic substrate; an alignment layer; and a retardation layer, and the stereoscopic image display device may include the optical... Agent:
20120026306 - Image recording assemblies and coupling mechanisms for stator vane inspection: A system is disclosed that includes an image recording assembly for recording images of a stator vane of a compressor and a mechanism configured to magnetically couple the image recording assembly to a rotor blade of a compressor. Additional systems are provided that include image recording assemblies. Methods implementing the... Agent: General Electric Company
20120026307 - Method and system for measurement of curing energy delivered during simulated dental restorations: A system and method for real-time measurement of curing energy delivered to a simulated dental restoration from a source of curing energy. The system comprises a detector and a display. The detector measures at a location within the simulated dental restoration the amount of curing energy delivered by the curing... Agent: Dalhouse University
20120026309 - Media display system and adjustment method therefor: An adjustment method for a media display system includes a time-of-flight (TOF) camera capturing an image of a scene in front of an electronic billboard and obtaining data about distances between a number of points in the scene and the TOF camera. Building a three dimension (3D) model of the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120026308 - System and method for using a video monitoring system to prevent and manage decubitus ulcers in patients: A video monitoring system captures image frames of a patient in various positions. The captured image frames are analyzed by the system for changes in a patient's position or movement, frames in which the system detects one or both of patient movement and repositioning are retained. The system analyzes an... Agent: Careview Communications, Inc
20120026310 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: The ocular fundus of an eye under examination is stereo-photographed via an ocular fundus photographing optical system with a predetermined parallax (S100). The photographed stereo ocular fundus images are subjected to color separation (S101) when a process of measuring the three-dimensional shape of the ocular fundus of the eye under... Agent:
20120026313 - Holographic microscope: A holography attachment device for a digital imaging device. The holography attachment device including a chamber having a proximate end configured to attach to the digital imaging device. A distal end of the chamber includes a wall. Also, the chamber includes a sample holder section located between the proximate end... Agent: The Rockefeller University
20120026312 - Image stabilization and capture device for an image capture system of a surgical microscope: The present invention relates to an image stabilization device which is particularly space-efficient and has a quick response time, and which is integrated into an image capture device for an image capture system of a surgical microscope, including a carrier substrate (101, 102) defining a sensor plane, a plurality of... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag
20120026311 - Structured illumination microscope apparatus and an image forming apparatus: Polarized light which is emitted from an optical fiber becomes circular polarized light bypassing through a first quarter wave plate. The circular polarized light which has entered a second quarter wave plate is converted into nearly linear polarized light which has S polarization. P polarization components are removed from the... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120026314 - Methods of electromagnetic migration imaging of geologic formation: Methods and systems for imaging-while-drilling and look-ahead imaging of a geological formation using a borehole devices measuring multi-component vector and/or tensor logging data. An electromagnetic field transmitter generates an electromagnetic field. Electromagnetic receivers measure the response from the geological formation around the borehole and ahead of the device at various... Agent: Technoimaging, LLC
20120026315 - Display panel test apparatus and method of testing a display panel using the same: A display panel test apparatus includes: an image pickup part which picks up an image from a target display panel; a jig including a receiving part which receives the target display panel, a fixing part which fixes the image pickup part, and an adjusting part which adjusts an image pickup... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026317 - Inspection apparatus and method for producing image for inspection: In order to obtain a quality image without deterioration owing to radiation noise in inspection using the optical video camera in high radiation environment, an inspection apparatus is formed of an image pick-up unit, an image obtaining unit which fetches a video image that contains a signal (noise) that is... Agent: Hitachi-ge Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
20120026316 - Pattern inspection method and pattern inspection apparatus: According to an embodiment, a pattern inspection apparatus includes an imaging unit, a defect detection unit, and an inspection control unit. The imaging unit is configured to image a pattern on a substrate to acquire a pattern image. The defect detection unit is configured to detect a defect of the... Agent:
20120026321 - one-dimension position encoder: A one-dimension position measurement system includes: a first ruler having a first one-dimension binary code si applied thereon, a camera for acquiring a picture of a portion of the code si, the portion having a length of I bits, and some processing elements. Each codeword of length I of the... Agent: Csem Centre Suisse D'electonique Et De Mirotechnique-chinque Sa Recherche Et Devel
20120026320 - Aircraft traffic logging and acquisition system: A portable aircraft identification system including a platform having at least one pair of wheels and a securable ball hitch assembly, a mast having one end fixed to the platform and being erectable to extend vertically from the platform, a camera and lens system mounted adjacent an upper end of... Agent:
20120026318 - Camera system for detecting a state of a vehicle window pane: A camera system for detecting a state of a vehicle window pane is described, having at least the following: a camera having an image sensor for detecting a first radiation emitted by the vehicle surroundings and for outputting image signals; and a radiation source for emitting a second optical radiation.... Agent:
20120026319 - Distance measuring system and distance measuring method: The present invention provides a distance measuring system including a light source, an image sensor and a control and processing unit. The light source projects a light section onto an object with a projection angle. The image sensor senses reflected light from the light section on the object. The control... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20120026324 - Image capturing terminal, data processing terminal, image capturing method, and data processing method: An image capturing terminal includes an image capturing unit, a sensor, a calculation unit, and an addition unit. The image capturing unit captures an object and generates an image. The sensor acquires information on a movement from a first image capturing position to a second image capturing position. The calculation... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120026322 - Method, tool, and device for determining the coordinates of points on a surface by means of an accelerometer and a camera: A method, tool, and device for determining the coordinates or a plurality of points on a substantially plane surface by means of an accelerometer and a camera. The coordinates of each point are computed by determining a perpendicular projection of the camera onto the surface, identifying each point, measuring an... Agent:
20120026323 - System and method for monitoring stress on a wind turbine blade: A method for monitoring stress on a wind turbine blade during loading is disclosed. The method includes capturing multiple images at respective locations of the blade. The method also includes measuring temperature at the respective locations based upon captured images. The method further includes calculating stress applied on the blade... Agent: General Electric Company
20120026325 - Optimized movable ir filter in cameras: Embodiments of the present invention include a camera having two modes: a visible light imaging mode (day-mode) and an IR imaging mode (night-mode). In the visible light imaging mode, an IR filter is in line with the lens assembly. In the IR imaging mode, the IR filter is mechanically removed,... Agent: Logitech Europe S.a.
20120026327 - Presentation capture with automatically configurable output: A device and method for simultaneously capturing a combination of content video, content audio, presenter video and presenter audio, as well as distributing a combination of content video, content audio, presenter video and presenter audio to a digital sink via an HDMI connection. Video sources are automatically routed to the... Agent: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
20120026326 - Surveillance camera system having camera malfunction detection function: A camera surveillance system having a camera malfunction function includes an entire feature extraction unit to extract each entire feature from an input image and a reference image; a block feature extraction unit to extract block features being features of each block from images after the block division of the... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120026328 - System and method for classification of moving object during video surveillance: A system for classifying moving objects during video-based surveillance comprising: capturing a silhouette image of a moving object, resizing the captured image, computing an average height to width ratio and a center of gravity for the object in the resized image, dividing the resized image, comparing the average height to... Agent: Anna University
20120026330 - Camera system for a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle equipped with a camera system: A camera system for a motor vehicle includes: a camera, which includes an image sensor for outputting image signals, and camera optics for detecting a first environment and for imaging the first environment on the image sensor at a first subject distance. The camera system has camera supplementary optics, which... Agent:
20120026334 - Image-capturing apparatus and image-capturing method: An image-capturing apparatus includes an image-capturing unit configured to capture image data of a subject and to store the captured image data in an image-capturing operation; a speed detector configured to detect speed information; and a controller configured to control the image-capturing unit so that, in an automatic image-capturing process... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120026329 - Method and system for measuring vehicle speed based on movement of video camera: A digital video camera is placed on a vehicle. The video camera is attached to the vehicle and is directed to a surface at a certain angle to the surface. The camera angle can change while vehicle is in motion. The camera angle is constantly measured by angular sensor (i.e.,... Agent: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
20120026331 - Seat belt usage indication: The invention provides notification externally of a vehicle that the vehicle's seatbelts are not being used or are being used improperly. In a first embodiment, an external lamp is connected to a seat belt interlock. If a seat belt is being used properly during vehicle operations, the external lamp will... Agent:
20120026333 - Vehicle periphery monitoring device and vehicle periphery image display method: From a plurality of imaging units (110) which capture images of a vehicle periphery and from an image taken by any one of the plurality of imaging units (any one of 111, 121, 131, 141), a value corresponding to brightness of the image is calculated. Based on the calculated value,... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd
20120026332 - Vision method and system for automatically detecting objects in front of a motor vehicle: A vision method for automatically detecting objects in front of a motor vehicle, comprises the steps of detecting images from a region in front of the vehicle by a vehicle mounted imaging means; generating from said detected images a processed image, containing disparity or vehicle-to-scene distance information; comparing regions-of-interest of... Agent:
20120026335 - Attribute-based person tracking across multiple cameras: Techniques for tracking an individual across two or more cameras are provided. The techniques include detecting an image of one or more individuals in each of two or more cameras, tracking each of the one or more individuals in a field of view in each of the two or more... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120026336 - Method and system of enhanced integration of millimeter wave imagery: A method and system of enhanced integration of millimeter wave imagery is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes performing a first scan of millimeter wave energy of a target and processing the first scan of millimeter wave energy to generate millimeter wave imagery of the target. The method... Agent: Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.
20120026338 - Electronic device and display mode control method thereof: An electronic device and a display mode control method thereof are disclosed. The electronic device includes an infrared lighting unit, an imaging unit, and a processing unit. The infrared lighting unit illuminates a face or an eye of a person that is using the device. The imaging unit takes an... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120026337 - Infrared camera architecture systems and methods: An infrared camera architecture includes, for an embodiment, an infrared detector, a substrate, a plurality of electrical components coupled to the substrate, and a pedestal made of a thermally conductive material and having a leg coupled to the substrate. The infrared detector is supported by and thermally coupled to the... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.
20120026339 - White balance adjustment method and imaging device: A method includes the steps of emitting infrared light of a predetermined wavelength to an object, receiving infrared light of a predetermined wavelength different from the infrared light emitted from the object, and adjusting white balance of an image output from a camera at this time, thereby showing the incident... Agent: On Semiconductor Trading, Ltd.
20120026340 - Systems and methods for presenting video data: Described herein are systems and methods for presenting video data to a user. In overview, video data originates from a source, such as a capture device in the form of a camera. This video data is defined by a plurality of sequential frames, having a common geometric size. This size... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120026341 - Auto iris lens calibration device and method: An iris calibration device includes one or more groups of light sources, a microcontroller (MCU), and a display. The MCU connects to a system on chip (SoC) of a digital camera device. The digital camera device includes an iris lens. The MCU receives an “on” command or an “off” command... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120026343 - Camera device, camera system, control device and program: There is provided a camera device includes a first information acquisition portion that acquires first information used to control a first area that is specified within a whole image captured by a camera portion, a second information acquisition portion that acquires second information used to control a second area that... Agent:
20120026344 - Camera device, camera system, control device and program: A camera device includes a first information acquisition portion that acquires first information used to control a first area that is specified within a whole image captured by a camera portion, a second information acquisition portion that acquires second information used to control a second area that is specified within... Agent:
20120026342 - Electronic system communicating with image sensor: A system includes a serial input/output (I/O) interface, a second I/O interface and a controller. The controller is coupled to an image sensor by the serial I/O interface and is coupled to a signal processor of a computer by the second I/O interface and can transfer image data input acquired... Agent:
20120026345 - Mechanical noise suppression apparatus, mechanical noise suppression method, program and imaging apparatus: A mechanical noise suppression apparatus includes: a framing section adapted to divide an input signal into frames of a predetermined time length; a Fourier transform section adapted to transform framed signals obtained by the framing section into a frequency spectrum of a frequency domain; a mechanical noise reduction section adapted... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120026346 - Digital photographing method and apparatus: A digital photographing method and apparatus include determining a motion vector of an object in a preview image, determining whether the motion vector meets a predetermined condition and, when it does, generating an image capturing signal to photograph a scene desired by a user.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026347 - Digital photographing apparatus and method: A digital photographing apparatus includes an optical system, an optical image stabilization (OIS) unit adapted to move the optical system, and a digital signal processor in communication with the OIS unit. The digital signal processor sets an operating ratio of the OIS unit by reducing the operating ratio to a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026348 - Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling sleep mode thereof: In an embodiment, when a sleep mode is turned off, if vibration less than a limit value occurs, the sleep mode is turned on and a hand shake correction unit is turned off so that power consumption may be reduced. Moreover, when the sleep mode is turned on, if vibration... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026350 - Image display apparatus and photographing apparatus: Provided is an image display apparatus whose display images can be viewed regardless of an orientation or an aspect ratio of a display image. When a user sets the orientation and the aspect ratio of a live view display, a background frame corresponding to the orientation and the aspect ratio... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026349 - Imaging device and method, and image processing method for imaging device: An image-capturing device of the present invention includes an image-capturing element 10 including a plurality of light-sensing cells arranged on an image-capturing surface; an optical system (14, 20) for forming a first image which is in focus on an image-capturing surface 10a in a first state and forming a second... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120026351 - Lens apparatus: A lens apparatus includes; a magnification-varying lens unit, which moves in an optical axis direction during varying magnification, an image stabilization lens unit movable in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis; an image stabilization driving unit for driving the image stabilization lens unit, and an image stabilization controller for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026354 - Data processing device, image matching method, program, and image matching system: A data processing device 300 according to the present invention comprises difference value computing means 402, 412 that computes a difference value between a pixel value of a target pixel that is each pixel contained in an image and a pixel value of a pixel that is present at a... Agent: Nec Corporation
20120026352 - Edge detection with adaptive threshold: Systems and methods are provided for detecting edges in an image. In an example method, the image is smoothed using a filter. A gradient magnitude and angle are determined for each pixel of the image. A non-maximum suppression is performed on the resulting image data. A double threshold with an... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
20120026353 - System comprising two lamps and an optical sensor: A system composed of a housing and an arm coupled to the housing. The arm supports a first lamp, a second lamp, and an optical sensor.... Agent:
20120026355 - Digital image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: Provided are a digital image processing apparatus, and a method of controlling the same, the method including inputting a setup image having a first region input via a filter; extracting first color information from the first region; retrieving a stored image; generating a display image by changing colors of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026357 - Image input device: Provided is an image input device capable of generating a luminance signal having a high ratio of S/N of an image, and further capable of providing the image with a little uncomfortable feeling even in the night time when the amount of photons is few, wherein, when a visible light... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
20120026356 - Light-emitting apparatus, image pickup apparatus, and camera system capable of changing emission color temperature: A light-emitting apparatus which is capable of emitting light at desired emission color temperature even when aged deterioration of a light-emitting unit occurs. The light emitting unit has a plurality of LEDs that emit light in different colors, and is capable of changing emission color temperature of the light-emitting unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026358 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus of the present invention includes an image pickup element having imaging pixels and focus detection pixels, and configured to read a signal for which a photoelectric conversion has been performed in a first direction, a focus detector capable of detecting a focus state using a phase... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026359 - Imaging device, external flash detection method, program, and integrated circuit: When capturing images of a subject with an imaging device that uses a CMOS image sensor, a white band-shaped artifact appears in the imaging signal due to the influence of a rolling shutter operation performed when an external flash has been emitted. Manipulating or removing images in which such an... Agent:
20120026360 - Imaging device: An imaging device according to the present invention includes: image side non-telecentric imaging optics including a first lens 1, a second lens 2 which is entered by light having traveled through the first lens 1, and an imaging element 4 having an imaging plane 4i for detecting light having traveled... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120026361 - System and method for automatic format selection for digital photographs: A system and method for automatically determine whether an image captured by a digital camera should be stored in a raw format or a compressed format. After an image is captured by the digital camera, the digital camera checks certain sets of characteristics of the captured image to check the... Agent:
20120026362 - Imaging apparatus and image capturing method: An imaging apparatus that includes an image capturing unit that captures image data, a memory that stores the image data and a password for accessing the stored image data, an interface that receives an input requesting access to the stored image data and an input password, and a processor that... Agent:
20120026364 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes a first imaging portion that takes an image of subjects and outputs a signal corresponding to a result of the imaging, a second imaging portion that takes an image of the subjects with a wider angle than the first imaging portion and outputs a signal... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120026365 - Imaging device and image synthesis program: An imaging device includes an imaging element, a RAM, an adding synthesizing unit, and a high dynamic range synthesizing means. The imaging element captures an image of a subject and generates image data. The RAM temporarily stores plural pieces of image data that have been consecutively captured by the imaging... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120026363 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus and method for driving the same: A solid-state image pickup apparatus has: a pixel area having unit pixels arranged in a two-dimensional matrix; a plurality of analog/digital converters, each provided for the unit pixels on the same column; a plurality of first/second memory units, provided to respective analog/digital converters, for storing the digital signals of one/another... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026366 - Continuous electronic zoom for an imaging system with multiple imaging devices having different fixed fov: A method for continuous electronic zoom in a computerized image acquisition system, the system having a wide image acquisition device and a tele image acquisition device having a tele image sensor array coupled with a tele lens having a narrow FOV, and a tele electronic zoom. The method includes providing... Agent: Nextvision Stabilized Systems Ltd.
20120026367 - System and method for maintaining maximum input rate while up-scaling an image vertically: An example embodiment provides a resizer in an image processing system. The resizer includes a receiving module that receives pixel data representative of an image. A triple line buffer is coupled to the receiving module that stores the pixel data in response to a write control signal from control logic.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120026368 - Binning compensation filtering techniques for image signal processing: Various techniques for applying binning compensation filtering to binned raw image data acquired by an image sensor are provided. In one embodiment, a binning compensation filter (BCF) includes separate digital differential analyzers (DDA) for vertical and horizontal scaling. A current position of an output pixel is determined by incrementing the... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120026369 - Imaging pickup lens, imaging pickup apparatus and moblile 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.
20120026370 - Solid-state imaging device, method for driving solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging device, including: a pixel array unit configured to be formed by two-dimensionally arranging unit pixels each having a photoelectric converter, a charge-voltage converter, a reset transistor to set the charge-voltage converter to a predetermined potential, and an amplification transistor to read out a signal... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120026371 - Image capturing device, image capturing system, and method of driving image capturing device: An image capturing device comprises a pixel array having a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion portion, a plurality of signal lines connected to the pixel array, a plurality of column amplifiers configured to respectively amplify signals transferred from the pixel array via the signal lines, the column... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026372 - Image pickup apparatus:
20120026373 - Wide dynamic range cmos image sensor: An image sensor with a pixel array that includes at least one pixel. The sensor may also include a circuit that is connected to the pixel and provides a final image pixel value that is a function of a sampled reset output signal generated from the pixel. The final image... Agent:
20120026374 - Image sensor and image pickup apparatus: An image sensor includes: a plurality of photoelectric transduction elements arranged in a two-dimensional array; and an output unit outputting a video signal generated from electric charges accumulated by the plurality of photoelectric transduction elements, and sync codes corresponding to a horizontal sync signal and a vertical sync signal indicating... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120026377 - Electronic mirror and method: The present invention is directed to an electronic mirror designed to replace a pocket or purse mirror. The electronic mirror has a handheld housing. A processor is in the housing. The housing includes a first electronic image sensor attached to the processor. A second electronic image sensor is detachably attached... Agent:
20120026379 - Image capturing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium: An image capturing apparatus has a plurality of predetermined temperatures to be compared with the temperature of an image sensor. Every time a detected temperature of the image sensor exceeds one of the plurality of temperatures, a different predetermined indication corresponding to the predetermined temperature is displayed on a display... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026378 - Method for detecting and showing quality of a preview or stored picture in an electronic imaging device: The present invention relates to a method for detecting and showing quality of a preview or stored picture in an electronic imaging device, which comprises the steps of determining whether the electronic imaging device is operated in a preview mode or a file mode; detecting at least four features of... Agent: Arcsoft (hangzhou) Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd.
20120026380 - Image recording/reproduction apparatus, index displaying method by image recording/reproduction apparatus, and computer program: An image recording/reproduction apparatus reads image data from a recording medium storing plural image data to display the read image data on a TV monitor or the like, and selects image data of a same aspect ratio to simultaneously index display plural small images of thus selected image data on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026376 - Anamorphic projection device: An anamorphic projection device is described. In one aspect, the device includes at least one camera and a projector such as a pico projector. The device receives information from the camera to sense position and orientation of a projection surface independent of the device. Based on this received information, the... Agent: T-mobile Usa, Inc.
20120026375 - Method and apparatus for a projector and camera system: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a projector and a camera. The projector is configured to project a first moving picture. The camera configured to capture a combined moving picture. The combined moving picture includes the projected first moving... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120026381 - Digital image signal processing method, digital image signal processing apparatus and recording medium having recorded thereon the method: A digital image signal processing method, a digital image signal processing apparatus, and a computer readable medium having recorded thereon the method, the method including generating a first display image, in which a plurality of first images having a first size are arranged in a single screen image; displaying the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026382 - Wide field of view lwir high speed imager: Various embodiments provide an optical system including a first lens group having a plurality of lenses, the first lens group being configured to correct for an axial chromatic aberration; a second lens group having a least one lens, the second lens group being disposed adjacent the first lens group; and... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120026383 - Image pickup apparatus capable of releasing heat efficiently: An image pickup apparatus capable of efficiently releasing heat generated by an image pickup element disposed close to an exterior of a grip portion, and thereby prevent a local temperature rise in the grip portion. A lens barrel bends a light flux incident from an object by a prism to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026384 - Image pickup optical system, image pickup optical device, and digital equipment: An image pickup optical system OP includes first and second prisms P1, P2 for bending incident light at an almost right angle. Optical axis AX at the incident surface of first prism P1 and optical axis AX at the outgoing surface of second prism P2 are almost parallel with each... Agent:
20120026385 - Electronic device with power saving function and operating method thereof: An electronic device with power saving function is provided. When the power saving function of the electronic device is active, the electronic device obtains the distance between any object in a proximal area of the electronic device and the electronic device and stores the obtained distance as an original distance,... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120026386 - Focus adjustment device and imaging device: The focus adjustment device is characterized by comprising: a driver 231 that drives a focus adjustment optical system 213 to change a focus status; a focus detector 170 that detects evaluation values with respect to contrast of images to perform focus detection for a optical system; an obtaining unit 170... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120026387 - Actuator, drive device, and imaging device: An object of the present invention is to provide an actuator allowing a control of displacement and configured to offer a high degree of freedom in designing, and a drive device and an imaging device including the actuator. To achieve the object, an actuator is adopted including a movable part... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc
20120026388 - 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.
20120026389 - Method and apparatus for maximizing the sustainable flash of a handheld portable electronic device: A method and apparatus for maintaining a maximum sustained flash current over the whole length of a flash using a programmable current drive in a handheld portable device powered by a battery. The method involves measuring the battery voltage before and after a flash is initiated and calculating the equivalent... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120026391 - Frame interpolation apparatus: A frame interpolation apparatus receives moving images from an image generating apparatus that outputs moving images by increasing the number of frames by adding n units (n being a natural number) of copy frame following each frame of the moving images. A frame acquisition unit samples a frame from the... Agent: On Semiconductor Trading, Ltd.
20120026390 - Interpolation frame generating apparatus and interpolation frame generating method: According to one embodiment, there is provided an interpolation frame generating apparatus, including: an input module configured to receive plural frames; a reading module configured to read, among the received plural frames, two or more frames each time; a detecting module configured to detect an inter-frame motion vector between the... Agent:
20120026392 - Method and system for reducing the appearance of jaggies when deinterlacing moving edges: A method and system for reducing the appearance of jaggies when deinterlacing moving edges in a video processing system are provided. The method may comprise detecting the direction of an angled edge in an interlaced video image to determine a filtering direction to be used for approximating absent pixels in... Agent:
20120026393 - Media monitoring, management and information system: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring transmissions of media content (such as audio and audiovisual content) in order to obtain independent and objective data regarding the use of specific media content recordings or works within the transmissions. Processing and reporting of such data is provided in various ways to... Agent: Verance Corporation
20120026395 - Display control apparatus and method in a mobile terminal capable of outputting video data to an external display device: A mobile terminal and a method for a mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display unit, a controller to separate a main screen and a sub screen from video data, the main screen to be displayed on an external display device and the sub screen to be... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20120026394 - Video decoder, decoding method, and video encoder: In one embodiment, there is provided a video decoder. The video decoder includes: a receiver configured to receive data of main images, data of subtitle images, and subtitle time information about display periods of the subtitle images; a decoder configured to decode the data of the main images; a determining... Agent:
20120026396 - Image display device, viewing device and methods for operating the same: An image display device, a viewing device, and a method for operating the same are provided. The method includes pairing a first viewing device with the image display device; displaying a first image corresponding to a first channel during a first period in synchronization with the first viewing device so... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120026397 - Method and apparatus for browsing channels in a digital television device: A method and apparatus for browsing channels in a digital television device, wherein the method includes forming one or more blocks of moving window frames associated with each channel program being watched by a viewer of the digital television device, generating a channel history list based on the one or... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120026398 - Using display monitor user controls to adjust an accessory: A display monitor chassis comprises user controls and a display screen. The display screen displays a first graphical user interface (GUI) that can be manipulated using at least one of the user controls to adjust the display monitor. The display screen is capable of displaying a second GUI that can... Agent:
20120026399 - Image displaying apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image displaying apparatus includes a plurality of keys provided for respective items to operate the image displaying apparatus, and a first light source configured to illuminate the plurality of keys, wherein the image displaying apparatus turns on the first light source when one of the... Agent:
20120026400 - Method for providing a shortcut and image display device thereof: A multifunctional display device displays a menu including shortcut objects. A processor assigns each object to one of a broadcast channel, network address, or an application. The objects may be an alphabetical character, number, symbol, or icon.... Agent:
20120026401 - Automated system and method for high-frequency signal attenuation compensation: Disclosed is a high-frequency boost circuitry for use with a computer management system. Detection circuitry at the receiving end of a video signal measures the amplitudes of various frequency components of the video signal. If the amplitudes of the high-frequency components of the video signal are substantially lower than the... Agent:
20120026402 - Method and system for video noise filtering: A video processing device may compare a pixel or group of pixels of a current video picture to a pixel or group of pixels of a previous video picture. The video processing device may generate a motion vector for the pixel or group of pixels of the current video picture... Agent:
20120026403 - Facilitating audio playback during display sleep mode: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system for managing power for a display. During operation, the system receives a video-blank command, which specifies that the display is to enter a video-blank mode wherein the display outputs a blank screen. In response to the video-blank command, the system causes the display... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120026404 - Saturation adjusting apparatus and method thereof: A saturation adjusting apparatus for processing a pixel, which has three color components each having a value falling within a range defined by upper and lower extreme values, of a RGB color model includes an extreme value controller and a component adjuster. The extreme value controller determines maximum and minimum... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
20120026405 - System and method of creating or approving multiple video streams: In an embodiment, a system generates multiple video streams. The system includes a color grading device and an appearance mapping device. The appearance mapping device operates on the data generated by the color grading device, and both the output of the color grading device and the output of the appearance... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20120026406 - Electronic device and input-signal switching method: According to one embodiment, an electronic device receives inputs of video signals from a plurality of input systems. The electronic device includes a priority determination table, a video switching instruction module, a video switching module. In the priority determination table, video display priorities of the video signals from the input... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120026407 - System and method for configurable multi-standard receiver: A configurable multi-standard receiver. A receiver comprises a mixer, a processing module and an analog to digital converter is disclosed to receive multi-standard radio signals. The processing module includes a first selection switch and first parameter control, where the first selection switch configures the processing module as a complex filter... Agent: Quintic Holdings
20120026411 - Electronic apparatus and method for assisting in remote control: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display controller, a communication module and a determination module. The display controller is configured to display an operation screen, which is used for operating another electronic apparatus, on a display. The communication module is configured to transmit an operation signal, which... Agent:
20120026409 - Electronic device and remote-control method: According to one embodiment, an electronic device searches video devices connected to a network. The electronic device transmits a predetermined command to an identification-target video device via the network in order to make a user confirm the identification-target video device. The identification-target video device is a device selected by the... Agent:
20120026410 - Information processing apparatus and control method used for the same: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a receiver, a connection terminal, a generator and a change module. The receiver is configured to receive operating information wirelessly send from a remote controller. The connection terminal is configured to input and output operating information through a wire. The generator... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120026413 - Remote control device programming and indication of programming mode status: A method and apparatus for assisting a user in programming a universal remote control. More specifically, a method and apparatus for helping the user reestablish system configurations, providing feedback, instructing the user, and supplying system information.... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20120026412 - Remote controllable device with offset remote receiver: An exemplary remote controllable device includes a remote receiver for receiving an external remote control signal. The remote receiver is located at one side of a main operation surface relative to a center reference plane of the main operation surface. A direction pointing from the center reference plane to the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120026408 - Remote controllable video display system and controller and method therefor: The present invention discloses a remote controllable video display system and a controller therefor, wherein positional information is generated by a sensor according to light from a light source. The controller includes a button with a predetermined function, wherein when the button is pressed or released, the status of the... Agent: Chip Goal Electronics Corporation, R.o.c.
20120026414 - Projection electronic book: A projection electronic book, having: an electronic paper device, used for displaying an image on an electronic paper panel according to an image information received via an electronic paper input port; a control unit, having an audio/video input port, a first display output port and a second display output port,... Agent:
20120026415 - Active matrix substrate, method for producing active matrix substrate, liquid crystal panel, method for producing liquid crystal panel, liquid crystal display device, liquid crystal display unit, and television receiver: Disclosed is a liquid crystal panel comprising a scan signal line (16x), a data signal line (15x), and a transistor (12a) that is connected to the scan signal line (16x) and the data signal line (15x), wherein a pixel (101) is provided with pixel electrodes (17a, 17b). The pixel electrode... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki KaishaPrevious industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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