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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. 05/31/2012 > 123 patent applications in 76 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120133727 - Screen sharing and video conferencing system and method: A screen sharing and video conferencing method and system comprising a presenter device, one or more attendee devices and a streaming server for receiving and rebroadcasting video and audio streams from the presenter and the attendee devices. The presenter device and the attendee devices each comprise a browser-based video and... Agent: Centre De Recherche Informatique De Montreal Inc.
20120133728 - System and method for distributed meeting capture: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a system and method for distributed meeting capture. According to one embodiment, the system includes a plurality of personal devices configured to capture video data and audio data associated with at least one operating user. A media hub includes a plurality of I/O ports... Agent:
20120133730 - Image pickup apparatus that automatically determines shooting mode most suitable for shooting scene, control method therefor, and storage medium: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of controlling the time elapsing from when a shooting scene is determined to when switching between shooting mode is performed, thus making it possible to take images desired by a user. A motion of the image pickup apparatus is detected, and based on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133729 - Modular optronic periscope: A modular optronic periscope includes a staring module, having a plurality of static sensors providing image data for a wide field of view at moderate resolution, and an image processor, by way of which image data from the static sensors are stitched together into a single continuous image. A multi-spectral,... Agent:
20120133731 - High bandwidth streaming to media player: A method performed by one or more computing devices includes receiving, by a data center and from a user device via a public network connection, a selection of high-definition three-dimensional (HD3D) content and sending, by the data center and to the user device, a link to a content delivery system... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120133736 - Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, and image decoding apparatus: An image coding method for properly handling a 3D video format including a base layer and an enhancement layer includes a video layer and a system layer. The video layer includes a step of coding an image to generate a coded stream. The system layer includes a step of multiplexing... Agent:
20120133734 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus, including: a correction section adapted to correct sound information associated with a stereoscopic image based on a position of a material body included in the stereoscopic image in the depthwise direction; and an output controlling section adapted to output the sound information after... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120133732 - Method for performing video display control within a video display system, and associated video processing circuit and video display system: A method for performing video display control within a video display system includes: dynamically utilizing two of a plurality of buffers as on-screen buffers for three-dimensional (3D) frames, wherein the plurality of buffers is positioned within the video display system; and during utilizing any of the two of the plurality... Agent:
20120133735 - Occlusion layer extension: m
20120133733 - Three-dimensional video image processing device, three-dimensional display device, three-dimensional video image processing method and receiving device: A three-dimensional video image processing device includes an input unit for receiving a video image, an analysis unit for generating a histogram of a color space for each of a left and right eye video image contained in the video image to detect a feature parameter for each of the... Agent:
20120133741 - Camera chip, camera and method for image recording: The invention relates to a camera chip (C) for image acquisition. It is characterized in that pixel groups (P1, P2, . . . ) may be exposed at different times with the aid of shutter signals (S1, S2, . . . ).... Agent: Obe Ohnmacht & Baumgaertner Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120133738 - Data processing system and method for providing at least one driver assistance function: The invention relates to a data processing system and a method for providing at least one driver assistance function. A stationary receiving unit (30a to 30c) for receiving image data receives image data generated by means of an image capturing unit (20) of a vehicle (12) by capturing an image... Agent: Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.
20120133740 - Fluorescent nanoscopy method: A method for analysis of an object dyed with fluorescent coloring agents. Separately fluorescing visible molecules or nanoparticles are periodically formed in different object parts, the laser produces the oscillation thereof which is sufficient for recording the non-overlapping images of the molecules or nanoparticles and for decoloring already recorded fluorescent... Agent: Stereonic International, Inc.
20120133742 - Generating a total data set: The invention relates to generating a total data set of at least one segment of an object for determining at least one characteristic by merging individual data sets determined by means of an optical sensor moving relative to the object and of an image processor, wherein individual data sets of... Agent: Degudent Gmbh
20120133739 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus which employs a basic configuration including an image processing controller which processes images captured by a stereo camera and a recognition processing controller which recognizes an object based on information from the image processing controller includes a target object area specifying unit, feature amount extracting unit... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133737 - Image sensor for simultaneously obtaining color image and depth image, method of operating the image sensor, and image processing sytem including the image sensor: An image sensor includes a light source that emits modulated light such as visible light, white light, or white light-emitting diode (LED) light to a target object, a plurality of pixels, and an image processing unit. The pixels include at least one pixel for outputting pixel signals according to light... Agent:
20120133743 - Three-dimensional image pickup device: The 3D image capture device of this invention includes: a light-transmitting section 2 with light-transmitting areas C1, C2 and C3 that have mutually different transmission wavelength ranges; a solid-state image sensor 1 arranged to receive the light that has been transmitted through the light-transmitting section 2; and an optical system... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120133745 - Imaging device, imaging system, and imaging method: Provided are an imaging device, imaging system, and image method for imaging and displaying a stereoscopic image without degrading the three-dimensional image. A control operation of the imaging device synchronizes driving timing of the shutter unit with display conversion timing of the display device based on the display conversion signal... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120133744 - Stereoscopic image generation apparatus and method: A stereoscopic image generation method includes the following steps. A right-eye image is taken along a first direction. A left-eye image is taken along a second direction. A right portion of the left-eye image is trimmed off by a predetermined distance, and a left portion of the right-eye image is... Agent: Inventec Corporation
20120133746 - Portrait image synthesis from multiple images captured on a handheld device: A hand-held digital image capture device (digital camera) has a user-selectable mode in which upon engaging the mode the device detects a face in the field of view of the device and generates a face delimiter on a camera display screen, the delimiter surrounding the initial position of the image... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20120133747 - Image processing apparatus, display apparatus, image processing method and image processing program: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including: a depth-information extraction section; a luminance extraction section; a contrast extraction section; a gain generation section; a correlation estimation section; and a movement analyzing section.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120133748 - Signal processing method and apparatus therefor using screen size of display device: A signal processing method is provided. The signal processing method includes extracting three-dimensional effect adjustment information from a memory in a video image reproducing apparatus, and adjusting a three-dimensional effect of a video image according to the three-dimensional effect adjustment information, and outputting the video image.... Agent:
20120133749 - Rapid, no-flow, whole-blood, and volumetric circulating cell counting system and method: A device (101) for determining the presence, absence, concentration, or count of rare cell or cell-like objects in a turbid fluid consisting of a light source (103) for illuminating a chamber (123) containing a solution including complexes of suspended cells or cell-like moieties (261) and an optically-active agent, and further... Agent:
20120133752 - Apparatus for positioning a percutaneous access device: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to medical procedures. Particularly disclosed are systems and methods for positioning a percutaneous access device for use with imaging sensors. A positioning apparatus is described, which may comprise at least one imaging device coupled to a guide device. The guide device may comprise a base plate... Agent:
20120133751 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method and endoscope apparatus: A head separated type imaging apparatus includes a head unit and a main unit which are separated, the head unit imaging a subject and the main unit processing an imaging signal transmitted from the head unit. The head unit includes an imaging unit having a plurality of pixels and imaging... Agent:
20120133750 - Imaging sensor with data splitting: A system, apparatus and methods for providing a single use imaging device utilizing split data streams to maximize the data transfer rate between components for use in sterile environments is disclosed and described. A single use high definition camera used for general purpose surgical procedures including, but not limited to:... Agent: Olive Medical Corporation
20120133753 - System, device, method, and computer program product for facial defect analysis using angular facial image: A system, device, method, and computer program product for facial defect analysis using an angular facial image are provided. The system includes a storage module, an image angle detection module, a feature definition module, and a skin analysis module. The storage module stores at least one angular facial image, at... Agent:
20120133754 - Gaze tracking system and method for controlling internet protocol tv at a distance: A remote gaze tracking apparatus and method for controlling an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) are provided. An entire image including a facial region of a user may be acquired using a visible ray, the facial region may be detected from the acquired entire image, and a face width, a distance... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120133756 - Compact, high-resolution fluorescence and brightfield microscope and methods of use: The present invention provides a compact, inexpensive fluorescence microscope capable of high-resolution imaging with high light throughput suitable for use in both laboratory and field environments, and methods of use. A simple and inexpensive fluorescence microscope allows health care workers to perform various medical assays at the point of care... Agent:
20120133755 - Organism sample observation device: A biological specimen observation apparatus whereby observation of a biological specimen can be performed accurately. In macro observation, a biological change region is extracted from a macro image, a micro observation point corresponding to an extracted biological change region is registered, and an object for tracking is identified. In micro... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120133757 - Microscopic examination of an object using a sequence of optical microscopy and particle beam microscopy: For the microscopy of an object using a combination of optical microscopy and particle beam microscopy, a microscope slide system comprises an electrically conductive holder, wherein at least one window is configured in the holder, and wherein the holder has the dimensions of a standard glass microscope slide for the... Agent: Carl Zeiss Ag
20120133759 - Optical sensor for detecting the liquid level in a container, in particular for a removable container for an electric household appliance and associated lens and method: An optical sensor including a photo emitting element and a photo receiving element carried side-by-side by a supporting and feeding element either associated or associable in use with a support for a container, and a composite lens, either associated or associable with the container, designed so as to remain in... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20120133758 - Underwater camera control: A camera retained in a waterproof underwater housing is controlled remotely and conveniently by a diver holding a hand-held remote device. The device can be a removable handle on the underwater housing, communicating with the camera, usually a movie camera, by infrared or other wireless protocol. Key functional camera settings,... Agent:
20120133760 - Optical inspection system and method: An inspection system includes optics, an object support for mounting an object in a region of an object plane of the optics, a bright-field light source, and a dark-field light source. The inspection system also includes an image detector having a radiation sensitive substrate disposed in a region of an... Agent: Nanda Technologies Gmbh
20120133762 - Method and system for detecting and classifying a defect of a substrate: A method and system for detecting and classifying a defect of a substrate, the system including a first channel, including a first illuminating unit to irradiate a light to a substrate and a first imaging unit to take images by sensing a light from the substrate when it is irradiated;... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France
20120133761 - Uneven area inspection system: An uneven area inspection system of the present invention comprises a patterned panel comprising a panel, wherein the panel have a surface on which a pattern is formed, an object with at least one surface reflecting light from the patterned panel, an imaging unit optically coupled to the patterned panel... Agent: Stereo Display, Inc.
20120133763 - Device and method for flaw location detection in fabric and markings: The invention relates to a device for detecting flaws in a plastic woven fabric made of monoaxially drawn polymer ribbons, in particular polyolefin ribbons, preferably polypropylene ribbons, wherein in order to monitor irregularities, which are characteristic of flawed sections of the plastic woven fabric, an inspection camera is provided for... Agent: Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft M.b.h
20120133764 - Clear mottle analyzer for multilayer laminates: This disclosure relates to systems, devices and methods utilized to quantitatively measure the level of mottle in multilayer laminates. The systems and method are generally free of the inconsistencies, variability and inherent biases of the traditional subjective process by which a person of ordinary skill in the art can assess... Agent:
20120133765 - Spatially-varying spectral response calibration data: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with producing spatially varying spectral response calibration data are described. One example method includes controlling a digital camera to capture characteristic data arrays from light sensors in the digital camera in response to the digital camera being exposed to light stimuli from a multi-spectral... Agent:
20120133767 - Image-processing camera system and image-processing camera control method: An image pickup device that acquires images is controlled by an image pickup device controller that accepts image acquisition requests from multiple application programs, and an application scheduler selects application programs to be executed. Information indicative of the image data volumes and image data acquisition rates required for each of... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120133768 - Rear vision video camera and display screen system for a vehicle: A rear vision video camera and display screen system for a motor vehicle (10) has externally mounted left and right side view video cameras (24, 26) for viewing regions to the side of the vehicle, and a rear view video camera (22) mounted at the rear of the vehicle for... Agent:
20120133766 - Vehicle rearview back-up system and method: A vehicle rearview back-up system includes a backup camera, a display, a calculator, a storage unit, a detector, and a moving unit. The backup camera captures an image of a parking spot when the vehicle is backed-up to a predetermined position. The display displays the captured image and an outlined... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120133769 - Vehicle surroundings awareness support device: Provided is a vehicle surroundings awareness support device capable of providing a prompt for a driver to intuitively direct their attention, without the driver feeling hassled. Captured images comprising a plurality of frames taken sequentially by an onboard camera for imaging the surroundings of the vehicle are received; an optical... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133770 - Vehicle operator and/or occupant information apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for providing information to a vehicle operator or occupant, which includes a receiver, for receiving a request for information from a vehicle operator or occupant, a processing device, for processing the request for information, and a transmitter, for transmitting the requested information to the vehicle operator... Agent:
20120133771 - Method and system for controlling and monitoring a point of sale: The present invention concerns a method and a system for controlling and monitoring a point of sale, said point of sale having an opening (A), said method and system controlling the potential customers that pass through said opening (A) of said point of sale. Particularly, the system comprises a passage... Agent:
20120133772 - Providing multiple video perspectives of activities through a data network to a remote multimedia server for selective display by remote viewing audiences: Multiple visual perspectives in video of private and public activities including those in public areas such as entertainment venues captured by cameras located near the activities can be transmitted over data networks to a server where video-related data is processed and recorded for selective display by authorized, remote video display... Agent: Front Row Technologies, LLC
20120133774 - Automated video surveillance systems: A video surveillance system includes a plurality of video sources, at least one processing server in communication with the video sources, and at least one monitoring station viewing video from the video sources. The video sources are distributed over a target area to be monitored by the surveillance system and... Agent: Wayne State University
20120133773 - Identification apparatus and method for identifying properties of an object detected by a video surveillance camera: The present invention deals with an identification apparatus (100) in a video surveillance system for identifying properties of an object captured in a video sequence by a video surveillance camera. The identification apparatus comprises: an object identification unit (102) for identifying a specific object in a video sequence; a color... Agent: Axis Ab
20120133776 - Low contrast midwave flir implementation: An infrared camera system for low contrast employs a focal plane array (FPA) of a plurality of detector diodes. A read out integrated circuit (ROIC) including a plurality of integration switches is connected to the plurality of detector diodes. A frame mean calculator receives raw data from the FPA and... Agent: Nova Research, Inc.
20120133775 - System and method for detecting explosive agents using swir, mwir, and lwir hyperspectral imaging: A system and method for hyperspectral imaging to detect hazardous agents including explosive agents. A system comprising a tunable laser, a collection optics, and one or more hyperspectral imaging detectors configured for hyperspectral imaging of a target comprising an unknown material. A method comprising illuminating a target comprising an unknown... Agent: Chemimage Corporation
20120133777 - Camera tracking with user script control: The present application provides increased flexibility and control to a user by providing a camera and camera controller system that is responsive to a user-defined script. The user-defined script can allow a user to choose a subject and have the camera follow the subject automatically. In one embodiment, a camera... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120133778 - Tracking system and method for image object region and computer program product thereof: In one exemplary embodiment, an object region tracking and picturing module is constructed on a moving platform of a mobile end and a remote control module is constructed on anther platform for an image object region tracking system. The two modules communicate with each other via a digital network for... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120133779 - Robust recovery of transform invariant low-rank textures: A “Transform Invariant Low-Rank Texture” (TILT) Extractor, referred to as a “TILT Extractor” accurately extracts both textural and geometric information defining regions of low-rank planar patterns from 2D images of a scene, thereby enabling a large range of image processing applications. Unlike conventional feature extraction techniques that rely on point-based... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120133780 - Camera calibration with lens distortion from low-rank textures: A “Camera Calibrator” provides various techniques for recovering intrinsic camera parameters and distortion characteristics by processing a set of one or more input images. These techniques are based on extracting “Transform Invariant Low-Rank Textures” (TILT) from input images using high-dimensional convex optimization tools for matrix rank minimization and sparse signal... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120133783 - Image display apparatus, image display system, image display method, and program: An image display apparatus includes: a receiving portion; a buffer; a buffer control portion; a display portion; and a display control portion.... Agent:
20120133782 - Interactive image activation and distribution system and associated methods: A method for distributing a digital image of a customer includes receiving a request from a customer to a human representative (i.e., a “roving” photographer) for an image to be taken of the customer at a site. An image of the customer is captured by the “roving” photographer at the... Agent:
20120133781 - System and method for identifying discrepancy of image of object: In a method for identifying discrepancy of a captured digital image of an object, a standard image of the object is obtained. A first difference value between an IAED value of the digital image and an IAED value of the standard image is calculated. Both the two images are divided... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20120133784 - Imaging apparatus and audio processing apparatus: An audio signal acquired by an audio acquisition unit during a predetermined period from when a drive signal has been output is analyzed, and a noise reduction period is determined based on a specific frequency component included in the audio signal of the predetermined period. The noise generated in the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133785 - Image processing devices and image processing methods: In an embodiment, an image processing device is provided. The image processing device may include: a first image acquirer configured to acquire a first image of a first spatial resolution; a second image acquirer configured to acquire a second image of a second spatial resolution, wherein the second spatial resolution... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20120133786 - Image processing method and image processing device: An image processing method generates a combined image from first and second images of a plurality of images obtained through continuous shooting. The method includes: detecting a noise level in accordance with the first and second images; calculating a shift amount for making the noise level small; generating a transformed... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120133787 - Imaging device, image processing method, and computer program: An imaging device includes: a first imaging unit which does not include a phase difference detecting pixel on an imaging element; a second imaging unit which includes a phase difference detecting pixel on an imaging element; a pixel comparing unit which compares first obtained image obtained by the first imaging... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120133788 - Imaging device, imaging method, and recording medium that records imaging program therein: An imaging device includes: a reproduce control unit to reproduce an image imaged by an imaging unit in response to an input of an imaging instruction in a case where an attitude determination unit determines that a body of the imaging device has taken a specific attitude; and an inhibition... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120133789 - Data clustering method and device, data processing apparatus and image processing apparatus: A data clustering method, a data clustering device using the same, and an image processing apparatus and a data processing apparatus equipped with the data clustering device are provided. The method includes sorting a plurality of data point to be clustered and generating a processing sequence based on the sorting,... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120133791 - Image pickup apparatus and reproduction control apparatus: Image pickup means is capable of picking up an image at a first frame rate and a second frame rate that is higher than the first frame rate. A highlight scene is detected by detection means. When detecting the highlight scene, image pickup operation is performed at a high speed... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120133790 - Mobile device image feedback: This disclosure is directed to improving a user experience when operating a mobile device that includes a display. In one example, a mobile device is configured to render an image via a display of the mobile device. The image includes one or more properties. The mobile device may identify, using... Agent: Google Inc.
20120133792 - Video signal capturing apparatus, signal processing and control apparatus, and video signal capturing, video signal processing, and transferring system and method: A video signal transfer system including an imaging apparatus for capturing an object to be imaged and generating a consecutive plurality of picture data forming a moving image, selecting from the plurality of picture data picture data positioned in advance at predetermined intervals to generate a plurality of lines (series)... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120133793 - Imaging control unit, imaging apparatus, and method for controlling an imaging apparatus: An imaging control unit includes: a calculating unit that obtains block brightness-values of a plurality of blocks from each pixel of an image data of a frame, the image data of a frame being divided into the plurality of blocks; a limiting unit that limits to a first limit brightness-value... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20120133795 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing control method, and storage medium storing program for image capturing: An image capturing control method includes obtaining temporally-continued image data items while driving the image capturing unit at one of predetermined continuous capturing speeds, temporarily holding the obtained image data items, sequentially compressing the temporarily held image data items at a predetermined compression ratio, determining whether or not the compressed... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120133796 - Image processing system and method thereof, computer readable storage medium: The present invention discloses an image processing system, a method thereof and a tangibly embodied computer readable storage medium. The image processing method is applied in the image processing system and comprises the steps of: storing a display content; capturing at least one image by using an image capturing unit;... Agent:
20120133794 - Systems and methods for providing shiftable column circuitry of imager pixel arrays: This is generally directed to systems and methods for providing shiftable column circuitry for a pixel array of an imaging system. Columns of a pixel array can be switchably coupled (e.g., through multiplexers) to their default column circuitry as well as coupled to one or more instances of a neighboring... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation
20120133798 - Electronic camera and object scene image reproducing apparatus: An electronic camera is provided with: an imager, having an imaging surface for capturing an object scene, for generating an object scene image; a designator for designating a specific position within the object scene image generated by the imager; a recorder for recording, together with position information of the specific... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120133797 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method and computer program: The present invention provides an imaging apparatus, an imaging method and a computer program which can automatically select an imaging method matching a scene and capture higher quality images. The imaging apparatus analyzes a preview image acquired from the image sensor before a shutter button is operated to classify the... Agent: Aof Imaging Technology, Co., Ltd.
20120133802 - Imaging optical system and image-acquistion apparatus: Provided is an image optical system (1) containing, in order from the object side, a negative front group (FG), an aperture stop (S), and a positive back group (BG), wherein the front group (FG) contains, in order from the object side, a negative first lens (L1) and a negative second... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20120133801 - Information processing apparatus and method: An image processing method, for correcting a blur a due to an optical system of an image capturing apparatus, the image processing method including, storing a plurality of representative filters in a memory, selecting a subset of representative filters from the plurality of representative filters based on a pixel position... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133800 - Offset canceling circuit, sampling circuit and image sensor: An offset canceling circuit stores charge corresponding to a voltage difference between a reset voltage received from a unit pixel and a reference voltage, thereby canceling an offset of the unit pixel.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120133799 - Radiation sensor: A radiation sensor includes first and second pixels with a radiation absorption filter positioned over the first pixel and an interference filter positioned over both the first and second pixels. The combined spectral response of the absorption filter and the first pixel has a first pixel pass-band and a first... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited
20120133803 - Method and apparatuses for pedestal level compensation of active signal generated from an output signal of a pixel in an image sensor: A pedestal level compensation method includes calculating a dark level difference error depending on temperature, calculating a pedestal level offset depending on an analog gain, and compensating a pedestal level according to the dark level difference error and the pedestal level offset.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120133804 - Apparatus and method for correcting defective pixel: Provided is an apparatus and method for detecting and correcting a defective pixel with consideration of a position of the target pixel. The apparatus includes a target pixel area discrimination unit discriminating a position of a target pixel, a defective pixel determination unit selecting neighboring pixels in consideration of the... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120133805 - Image processing apparatus and method capable of suppressing image quality deterioration, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus capable of suppressing image quality deterioration in an output image region determined based on reference pixel regions including image ends. The image processing apparatus includes a coefficient selection value generator that generates a coefficient selection value according to a filter coefficient changeover control signal supplied from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133806 - Image processing apparatus having luminance-type gamma correction circuit capable of changing nonlinear characteristic, and image processing method therefor: An image processing apparatus is provided in which, even if a nonlinear characteristic of a luminance-type gamma correction circuit for converting a luminance signal is changed, saturation with respect to a luminance output can be nearly constant. A signal amount of the luminance signal generated from image data that exceeds... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133807 - Image capture device: An image capture apparatus comprises an image sensor array including a plurality of image sensors arranged in a two-dimensional (2-D) array and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) array including a plurality of ADCs arranged in a 2-D array. The image sensor array is divided into a plurality of sub-arrays, each of... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120133808 - Correlated double sampling circuit, method thereof and devices having the same: A CDS circuit is provided. The CDS circuit includes a signal compressor which compresses each of a pixel signal and a ramp signal using capacitive dividing and outputs a compressed pixel signal and a compressed ramp signal, and a comparator which compares the compressed pixel signal with the compressed ramp... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120133809 - Solid state image sensor: A solid state image sensor has a plurality of ranging pixels on the imaging area thereof and each of the ranging pixels has a photoelectric conversion section and an optical waveguide arranged at the light-receiving side of the photoelectric conversion section. The optical waveguide has at least two optical waveguides... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133810 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device has a semiconductor substrate, a light receiving region provided on a surface layer on a first surface side of the semiconductor substrate, the light receiving region having a silicided surface, second impurity diffusion layer provided adjacent to the light receiving region on the surface layer... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120133811 - Pixel for correlated double sampling with global shutter: A method of scanning pixels, each pixel including a photodiode and a sense node formed in the substrate, including a transfer gate coupled between the photodiode and the sense node, and including a memory gate coupled between the photodiode and the transfer gate. The method switches a control signal, connected... Agent: Teledyne Dalsa, B.v.
20120133812 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and driving method thereof: A solid state imaging apparatus of less fixed pattern noises and less shading comprises an imaging area wherein a plurality of pixel circuits are arranged in two dimensionally, and each of the pixel circuits includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements each for generating an electric charge by a photoelectric... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133813 - Image pickup apparatus: The image pickup apparatus includes an image sensor. A first focus controller performs first focus control with a contrast detection method by using a first signal output from the image sensor. A second focus controller detects a focus state of an image-taking optical system with a phase difference detection method... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133814 - Imaging apparatus with display and image display apparatus: A digital camera is provided with a vertically long camera body having an approximately rectangular solid shape. An LCD panel provided in a rear surface of the camera body is arranged such that longitudinal directions of the display screen and the camera body correspond to each other. The digital camera... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120133815 - Information display apparatus, display control integrated circuit, and display control method: An information display apparatus performs a visual light communication and superimposes light source information transmitted from a light source onto images captured in time sequence for display on a screen. The information display apparatus includes an imaging section for capturing an image in an imaging range, a cache memory sequentially... Agent:
20120133816 - System and method for user guidance of photographic composition in image acquisition systems: A method for capturing an image using an image acquisition device, includes determining that at least one area of an image to be captured has been selected, analyzing geometrical and compositional properties of an area surrounding the at least one area, providing a dynamic compositional guideline based on a result... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133817 - Method and apparatus for correcting aspect ratio in a camera graphical user interface: A device and method are provided that retrieves a plurality of thumbnails corresponding to a plurality of images captured by the digital camera and rotates each thumbnail of the plurality of thumbnails into an upright position. The method and device also crops each thumbnail of the plurality of thumbnails to... Agent: Qurio Holdings, Inc.
20120133818 - Actuator, driving device and imaging device: The actuator disclosed herein comprises a coil, a magnet and a magnetism detection element. The magnet is configured to move a predetermined distance relative to the coil via a magnetic force generated when current is passed through the coil. The magnet includes a first polarization line perpendicular to the direction... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120133820 - Autofocus method and an image capturing system: The present invention is directed to an autofocus method and an image capturing system. A focusing lens is used to focus within a first moving interval in a zoom mode, and a plurality of first focusing positions and a plurality of corresponding first focusing data are recorded. An absolute maximum... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.
20120133819 - Automatic focusing apparatus and method: An automatic focusing apparatus and a method thereof are provided. The apparatus includes a light source, an optical imaging unit, a photo-sensor and a focusing regulation unit. The optical imaging unit includes an object lens and a beam splitter. The beam splitter divides a reflecting beam into a first sub-beam... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120133821 - Image capturing apparatus and control method for the same: An image capturing apparatus that uses an image sensor having pixels for capturing an image and pixels for detecting a phase difference. If, in the case where it is determined that it is necessary to restart focus detection during recording of a moving image, an opening diameter of an aperture... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133822 - Imaging apparatus and method: The present invention relates to an imaging apparatus and method capable of improving operability regarding a zooming operation and suppressing the photographing of an unstably focused image. A zoom information acquisition section 201 acquires the information specifying both a zoom direction of zoom-in or zoom-out and a zoom speed. A... Agent:
20120133823 - Imaging device: A digital camera has an optical system, an image capturing unit, an aperture adjuster, a focal point adjuster, and a body microcomputer. The aperture adjuster has an aperture included in the optical system and is capable of adjusting the state of the aperture. The focal point adjuster has a focus... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120133824 - Method and apparatus for automatically optimizing optical contrast in automated equipment: Techniques for automatically adjusting and/or optimizing the color and/or intensity of the illuminating light used in a vision system is presented. The intensity of each of a plurality of illuminating light colors is allowed to be independently adjusted to adapt the illumination light based on the color of a part... Agent:
20120133825 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes a welded part on a lens barrel side that is hardened after a contact portion of a lens barrel or a contact part on the lens barrel side is softened, where the contact portion of the lens barrel and the contact part on the lens barrel... Agent:
20120133826 - Image processor and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processor includes a generator, a high-resolution image generator, a separator, a texture generator, and a combiner. The generator compresses an input image to generate a low-resolution image. The high-resolution image generator generates, from the input image, a high-resolution image that is higher in resolution... Agent:
20120133827 - Method and system for synchronization of audio/video (a/v) stream format change in wireless communication systems: A protocol for wireless transmission of audio/video (A/V) information is provided. The protocol includes sending a request message from a requester to a responder for changing A/V format of an A/V stream transmission between the requester and the responder over a wireless communication medium. In reply to the request message,... Agent:
20120133828 - Method and system for wireless video transmission via different interfaces: A method and system is provided for wireless transmission of audio/video information via different wired AV interface formats. A method and system for wireless communication of audio/video AV information between AV devices includes receiving audio/video (AV) information from a first AV module via a first wired AV interface in a... Agent:
20120133829 - Video display apparatus and video display method, audio reproduction apparatus and audio reproduction method, and video/audio synchronous control system: According to one embodiment, a video display apparatus includes a generation module and a transmitting module. The generation module is configured to generate, when an operation mode change that changes the time required for video signal processing is requested, a device control signal in which information indicating the time required... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120133830 - Receiving method, terminal equipment and receiving device for mobile digital multimedia service: The present invention provides a method and a device for receiving a mobile digital multimedia service and terminal equipment for a mobile digital multimedia service, and the method for receiving the mobile digital multimedia service includes: a receiving device receiving multimedia broadcast data, and if the receiving device judges that... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120133831 - System, module, and method of enabling a video interface within a limited resource enabled information handling system: An information handling system includes a host processing system and a remote processing system. The host processing system includes a display, a host processor, and a video multiplexer that receives a video signal from the host processor and outputs the video signal to the display. The remote processing module is... Agent: Dell Products, Lp
20120133832 - Video signal selecting method and video processing apparatus: A video processing apparatus and a method capable of selecting various video signals are provided. The video processing apparatus includes an input unit which receives a video signal select key value by which a video signal select command to select one of the plurality of video signals is recognized; a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120133833 - Video display apparatus, source apparatus, video display method, and video display system: According to one embodiment, there is provided a video display apparatus, including: a video display unit configured to display a video by receiving a video signal output from a source apparatus; a status information acquisition module configured to acquire, from the source apparatus, status information indicating whether the source apparatus... Agent:
20120133834 - Channel changer in a video processing apparatus and method thereof: c
20120133835 - Selective compensation for age-related non uniformities in display: A video signal compensator (10, 70, 80, 290) for selectively compensating for age-related non-uniformities in a display, receives an indication of motion or detects motion in an incoming video signal, and receives or determines an indication of amounts of compensation for the different parts of the display needed to compensate... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120133836 - Frame level quantization estimation: A frame level noise estimate for an image can be determined. An image processor includes a high pass filter unit configured to perform high-pass spatial filtering of image data for first and second frames to produce high-pass spatially filtered information for the first frame and the second frame. A cumulative... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
20120133837 - Video display apparatus, video display method, and program: A video display apparatus includes a video display unit configured to display a video image, a viewer detection unit configured to detect a position of a viewer, a moving speed measurement unit configured to measure a moving speed of the viewer, a display area determination unit configured to determine, based... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133838 - Video signal output circuit: Disclosed is a video signal output circuit including: a clamp circuit; a first differential amplifying circuit; a dividing circuit; and an offset circuit which adds or subtracts a predetermined offset voltage to or from a bias voltage, a reference voltage, or a base reference voltage generated by the dividing circuit... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
20120133839 - Source line driving circuit, active matrix type display device and method for driving the same: If the frequency of a clock signal is increased, the pulse width of a sampling pulse is decreased, and the amount of time for a video signal to be written to a source line is inadequate. Sampling pulses (sam) rise sequentially in synchronization with the rise of a start pulse... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120133840 - Digital broadcast reception device and digital broadcast reception method: Disclosed is a digital broadcast reception device that includes a plurality of tuner/demodulator units; a tuning control unit; a current position detection unit for detecting a current position; a channel scan control unit that has one of the plurality of tuner/demodulator units perform tuning for program viewing or listening, and... Agent:
20120133843 - Electronic apparatus and electronic system: According to an embodiment, there is provided an electronic apparatus which operates under another electronic apparatus when the other electronic apparatus is controlled by a predetermined control instruction, including: a receiving unit, a switch, a microcomputer, and a power control unit. The receiving unit receives a power ON command. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120133844 - Electronic device and screen display method: According to an aspect, an electronic device includes a display unit, an operation unit, and a control unit. The display unit displays a screen corresponding to an application during execution thereof. The operation unit is operated in order to input a character. When an operation for a character input is... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120133842 - Method, apparatus, and system for controlling set-top box: The present invention discloses a method, an apparatus, and a system for controlling a set-top box. The method for controlling a set-top box includes: acquiring a button-press signal sent by a remote control; filtering, according to a current running state of the set-top box and a preset state transition table,... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20120133841 - Universal remote control systems, methods, and apparatuses: An exemplary method includes a universal remote control device detecting user input requesting that the universal remote control device be operated in a learning mode, initiating, in response to the user input, operation of the universal remote control device in the learning mode, receiving, during the operation of the universal... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120133845 - Illumination device, display device, and television receiving device: Provided is an illumination device wherein the occurrence of noise can be suppressed while the occurrence of uneven brightness is suppressed. The illumination device is comprised of a back chassis (5) in which a light emitting module (6) is contained, a diffusion plate (8), and a supporting member (10). The... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120133846 - Illumination device and video projector: An illumination device includes a light source, which emits light polarized in a single direction, and a beam splitting unit, which splits the polarized light into beams of polarized light at a given ratio. A switching unit switches light converters to convert the polarized light, which is split into a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120133847 - Liquid crystal display device: Disclosed is an LCD device in which a control signal is received and transmitted via a transmission line to be used for receiving and transmitting LVDS video signal between a timing controller and a source drive IC, the LCD device comprising a liquid crystal display panel for display an image;... Agent:
20120133848 - Amoled television frame: A LED television mounting frame assembly comprising: a frame, where the frame holds an aluminum housing; a polyvision glass, where the polyvision glass is stored within the frame; a LED television screen stored within the frame one side of the polyvision glass and placed on a viewing side of the... Agent:
20120133849 - Display structure: A display structure comprising a rear casing, a circuit board, at least one connector and a labeling unit is provided. The rear casing is disposed at behind of the display structure. The circuit board is disposed at interior of the display structure. The connector connects to the circuit board. The... Agent: Tpv Electronics (fujian) Co., Ltd.05/24/2012 > 123 patent applications in 76 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120127257 - System and method for managing optics in a video environment: An apparatus is provided in one example and includes a camera configured to receive image data associated with an end user involved in a video session. The apparatus further includes a display configured to interface with the camera. The camera and the display cooperate such that the apparatus can initiate... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120127258 - Remote control with top and lower surface inputs: A remote control having a housing with a top surface and bottom surface. The top surface has a first set of one or more inputs adapted to be used when the housing is held in one hand of a user. The bottom surface has a plurality of second inputs configured... Agent:
20120127259 - System and method for providing enhanced video processing in a network environment: A method is provided in one example and includes receiving a video input from a camera element; using change detection statistics to identify background image data; using the background image data as a temporal reference to determine foreground image data of a particular video frame within the video input; using... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120127261 - Teleconferencing device and image display processing method: A teleconferencing device includes an image receiving section which receives images from corresponding base, a zoom magnification setting receiving section which receives zoom magnification setting information of a camera of the corresponding base, an image enlargement and reduction ratio derivation section which derives an enlargement or reduction ratio, at which... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120127260 - Videoconferencing communication device and method: The device for videoconferencing between a local user (1) and at least one remote user (3) comprises a screen (7) capable of displaying to the local user (1) an image of the remote user (I3), and an image sensor (9) capable of receiving an image from the local user (I1)... Agent: Alcatel Lucent
20120127262 - Automatic layout and speaker selection in a continuous presence video conference: Techniques are provided for managing display layouts for a continuous presence video conference. Each display layout has a fixed number of positions, and one of the display layouts has a maximum number of positions for display to participants in the video conference. The display layouts comprise video display positions for... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120127263 - Multipoint conference scalability for co-located participants: A terminal device associated with a participant of the multipoint session can be identified. The multipoint session can be associated with a video and an audio stream. The terminal device can be a computing device comprising of an audio and video input, and a video output. The multipoint session can... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120127265 - Apparatus and method for stereoscopic effect adjustment on video display: The disclosure is regarding methods and apparatus for stereoscopic effect adjustment on video. The method for stereoscopic effect adjustment on video comprises receiving a 3D video, analyzing the 3D video for generating an analyzing result, and adjusting the 3D video according to a user preference input for stereoscopic effect and... Agent:
20120127264 - Electronic device generating stereo sound synchronized with stereographic moving picture: An electronic device including a receiver configured to receive a stereoscopic moving image including a plurality of frames; a controller configured to obtain a change in depth information of at least one object included in the stereoscopic moving image and to produce a sound zooming factor reflecting the obtained change... Agent:
20120127266 - Method and apparatus for providing stereoscopic 3d broadcasting service compatible with hd broadcasting service: A method and apparatus for providing a broadcasting service are provided. The broadcasting service may be classified based on a broadcasting service type, such as a frame-compatible service, and a service-compatible service. Additionally, a descriptor may be generated based on the broadcasting service type, and a compatibility between a stereoscopic... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120127267 - Depth estimation based on global motion: This disclosure describes techniques for estimating a depth of image objects for a two-dimensional (2D) view of a video presentation. For example, an initial indication of depth (e.g., an optical flow) may be determined for a 2D view. The initial indication of depth may be used to estimate global motion,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120127270 - Depth estimation based on global motion: This disclosure describes techniques for estimating a depth of image objects for a two-dimensional (2D) view of a video presentation. For example, a plurality of feature points may be determined for a 2D view. The plurality of feature points may be used to estimate global motion, e.g., motion of an... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120127269 - Method and apparatus for adjusting 3d depth of object and method for detecting 3d depth of object: A method for adjusting three-dimensional (3D) depth including performing block matching on left-eye/right-eye frames of a stereo video signal to generate a motion vector of a specific object and to obtain 3D depth of the specific object; and adjusting 3D depth of an additive object according to that of the... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20120127268 - Method and apparatus for controlling broadcasting network and home network for 4d broadcasting service: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for controlling a broadcasting network and a home network for a 4D broadcasting service. The method for controlling a broadcasting network for a 4D (four-dimension) broadcasting service according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: encoding image data of a predetermined... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120127272 - 3d image capturing device and method: A 3D image capturing device includes a first light incident hole, a second light incident hole, a photosensitive element, and a processing unit. The photosensitive element is located at an intersection point between a first light path formed by the first light incident hole and a second light path formed... Agent: Inventec Corporation
20120127274 - Apparatus and method for providing images in wireless communication system and portable display apparatus and method for displaying images: A mobile communication system for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) image is provided. The mobile communication system includes an image providing apparatus to generate a first two-dimensional (2D) image Transport Stream (TS), and a second 2D image TS by capturing the same target in different directions, a Multicast Broadcast Service (MBS)... Agent:
20120127273 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus includes a depth map generator which generates a depth map of a predetermined image which includes at least one object; a disparity estimator which estimates a reference disparity of a left eye image and a right eye image at a predetermined distance from the object based... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120127275 - Image processing method for determining depth information from at least two input images recorded with the aid of a stereo camera system: An image processing method is described for determining depth information from at least two input images recorded by a stereo camera system, the depth information being determined from a disparity map taking into account geometric properties of the stereo camera system, characterized by the following method steps for ascertaining the... Agent:
20120127271 - Stereo video capture system and method: A method is provided for a stereo video capture system. The stereo video system includes a stereo video monitor, a control platform, and a three-dimensional (3D) capture imaging device. The method includes capturing at least a first image and a second image, with a parallax between the first image and... Agent: Shenzhen Super Perfect Optics Limited
20120127277 - Hand held portable three dimensional scanner: Embodiments of the invention may include a scanning device to scan three dimensional objects. The scanning device may generate a three dimensional model. The scanning device may also generate a texture map for the three dimensional model. Techniques utilized to generate the model or texture map may include tracking scanner... Agent: Nextpat Limited
20120127276 - Image retrieval system and method and computer product thereof: An image retrieval system and method thereof is provided. The method of the image retrieval system has the following steps: capturing an input image of an object simultaneously and separately by dual cameras in a mobile device, obtaining a depth image by the mobile device according to the input images,... Agent:
20120127278 - 3 dimensional camcorder: A 3D camcorder includes a lens carrier with a first and second lenses and a body component is provided. The lens carrier is rotatable in between a first state and a second state. In the 3D camcorder, the lenses are laid vertically when the lens carrier is at the first... Agent: Dxg Technology Corp.
20120127280 - Apparatus and method for generating three dimensional image in portable terminal: An apparatus for generating an image in a portable terminal includes a camera unit and an image generating unit. The camera unit is provided with a single camera module and configured to acquire a first image corresponding to a left viewpoint and a second image corresponding to one of a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120127279 - Image photographing device and method for three-dimensional measurement: An image photographing device for three-dimensional measurement is provided that enables efficient photographing with just sufficient images in a case that a photographer uses a single camera to photograph while moving. An image photographing device 1 for three-dimensional measurement sequentially photographs a measuring object in an overlapping manner by a... Agent: Topcon Corporation
20120127283 - Apparatus and method for measuring picture quality of stereoscopic display device, and picture quality analyzing method using the same: Disclosed are an apparatus and method for measuring picture quality of a stereoscopic display device, and a picture quality analyzing method using the same, which quantify a motion artifact of a 3D moving picture in consideration of even an undesired moving picture artifact caused by a motion and gray-to-gray crosstalk,... Agent: Lg Display Co., Ltd.
20120127281 - Extensible authoring and playback platform for complex virtual reality interactions and immersible applications: An immersive video system includes a display, a sensor that provides information about a user's location relative to the display, a projector capable of projecting images onto the user, and a processor in communication with the display, the sensor, and the projector. The processor manipulates the images projected onto the... Agent:
20120127282 - Video display apparatus and operating method therefor: The present invention relates to a video display apparatus and an operating method therefor. The operating method for a video display apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: receiving video information on an incoming video from outside or on a broadcast video; detecting conversion information between a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120127284 - Head-mounted display device which provides surround video: A see-through head-mounted display (HMD) device, e.g., in the form of augmented reality glasses, allows a user to view a video display device and an associated augmented reality image. In one approach, the augmented reality image is aligned with edges of the video display device to provide a larger, augmented... Agent:
20120127286 - 3d display device and 3d display method: A display device includes: an optical barrier unit which includes a plurality of gate groups each including a plurality of gates, and in which gates in different groups perform a gating operation individually at different timings; a combined image generator which generates a plurality of sequences of combined images each... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120127287 - Optical compensation for ghosting in stereoscopic displays: A method for reducing crosstalk is stereoscopic displays comprises providing a first first-eye image, a compensated image of the first first-eye image, a first other-eye image, and a compensated image of the first other-eye image; displaying each of the images at least once during a single frame flash sequence, wherein... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20120127285 - Synchronization apparatus and synchronization method: A synchronization apparatus synchronizes switchover between the right and left shutters of shutter glasses for viewing three-dimensional images, with switchover between a right-eye image frame and a left-eye image frame alternately displayed on a display device. The synchronization apparatus includes a sensor installed on the image display screen of the... Agent: Buffalo Inc.
20120127288 - 2d-to-3d delay compensation system and method thereof: A 2D-to-3D delay compensation method for making a pair of shutter glasses be synchronization with a display device's playback of a video source is disclosed. The display device is coupled with a 2D-to-3D conversion box. The method includes the following steps: firstly, the 2D-to-3D conversion box sends out a calibration... Agent: Himax Media Solutions, Inc.
20120127289 - Imaging-based radio-frequency identification transponder: The present invention relates to an imaging-based radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponder. Specifically, the transponder includes a photo-responsive cell for capturing an image; and an analysis component. The photo-responsive cell captures images of objects. Once captured, the analysis component is configured to: determine whether the RFID transponder has sufficient power to... Agent:
20120127290 - Liquid medicine identification apparatus and liquid medicine identification method: A liquid medicine identification apparatus includes a pattern projection unit, a placing unit that places thereon a medicine container filled with a liquid medicine, an imaging camera, and an image processing unit. Imaged image information imaged by the imaging camera after transmitting light and dark patterns of the pattern projection... Agent:
20120127291 - System and method for alerting visually impaired users of nearby objects: A system and method for assisting a visually impaired user including an imaging device, a processing unit for receiving images from the imaging device and converting the images into signals for use by one or more controllers, and one or more vibro-tactile devices, wherein the one or more controllers activates... Agent:
20120127292 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes an image pickup section equipped with a color separation section that picks up an image of returning light from a subject illuminated by an illumination section, an emphasis processing section that performs emphasis processing on sharpness of an image signal generated from the output signal of... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20120127293 - Endoscope apparatus: In an endoscope apparatus, a first color separation section separates an image picked up by an image pickup section into a first luminance signal and a first color difference signal, then a first color conversion section and a second color separation section convert the first luminance signal and the first... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20120127294 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and endoscope apparatus: A head separated type imaging apparatus includes a head unit and a main unit which are separated, the main unit processing an image signal transmitted from the head unit. The main unit includes a first communication unit transmitting/receiving data to/from the head unit via wireless communication, a second communication unit... Agent:
20120127296 - Fingerprint authentication apparatus and fingerprint authentication method: A fingerprint authentication apparatus and a fingerprint authentication are provided. The fingerprint authentication apparatus is configured to prevent infection from viruses or bacteria and quickly and accurately perform fingerprint authentication. The fingerprint authentication apparatus includes an irradiation section that irradiates a mounting section when a finger is not detected to... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20120127295 - Mirror system and method for acquiring biometric data: A system and method for obtaining biometric imagery such as iris imagery from large capture volumes is disclosed wherein a substantially rotationally symmetric mirror such as a cone or sphere is rotated at a constant velocity about a central axis.... Agent: Global Rainmakers, Inc.
20120127297 - Digital microscopy with focus grading in zones distinguished for comparable image structures: Digital image quality is assessed, especially focus accuracy for a microscopic pathology sample image, using quality assessment criteria that differ among zones distinguished by a structural classification process. An image or area is divided into sub-regions such as adjacent pixel blocks. At least one metric or algorithm is applied, such... Agent:
20120127298 - System and method for monitoring birefringent particles in a fluid: An imaging system with an imaging mechanism which includes polarization analyzers, which may be crossed polarization analyzers, positioned to provide birefringence images of particles in the fluid passing through the flow chamber. Captured images are of high resolution and may be used in comparison to known images of a library... Agent: Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.
20120127299 - Scanning electron microscope: A scanning electron microscope includes a main scanning electron microscope unit having an electron optical column and a sample chamber, a controller over the main scanning electron microscope unit, a single housing that houses both the main scanning electron microscope unit and the controller, and a bottom plate disposed under... Agent:
20120127300 - Telescopic probe monitoring system for riverbedelevation monitoring at bridge piers: A telescopic probe monitoring system for riverbed elevation monitoring at a bridge pier is revealed. The system includes a measurement module for measuring riverbed elevation under water and a control module. The measurement module includes a housing, a multi-layer tube, a driving member with scales, a photographic unit for capturing... Agent: National Applied Research Laboratories
20120127301 - Adaptive spectral imaging by using an imaging assembly with tunable spectral sensitivities: Image capture using an imaging assembly having a spectral response which is tunable in accordance with a capture parameter. The capture parameter has high spectral dimensionality. A sample image of a scene is captured and the sample image is analyzed to identify multiple different regions in the scene. Each such... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127303 - Detecting system component failures in a computing system: Detecting system component failures in a computing system, including: capturing, by a digital imaging device, a plurality of time sequenced images of a component in the computing system; comparing, by a digital imaging comparator, the plurality of time sequenced images of the component in the computing system; determining, by the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120127302 - Mixed reality display: An image processing device includes capture optics for capturing light-field information for a scene, and a display unit for providing a display of the scene to a viewer. A tracking unit tracks relative positions of a viewer's head and the display and the viewer's gaze to adjust the display based... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127304 - Suspicious person detection device, suspicious person detection method and suspicious person detection program: A suspicious person detection device is provided with a person detection section capable of detecting the position of persons for each of the persons, a person tracing section for continuously tracing the position of a person detected by the person detection section, and a suspicious person detection section for detecting... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120127305 - Method and apparatus of profiling a surface: A method and an apparatus of profiling a surface are disclosed. The method comprises projecting slit pattern light toward a target object in at least two directions in sequence to obtain pattern images reflected on the target object, obtaining heights by using the pattern images according to the directions, obtaining... Agent: Koh Young Technology Inc.
20120127308 - Computer-implemented system and method for providing gun shot detection through a centralized parking services server: A computer-implemented system and method for providing gun shot detection through a centralized parking services server is provided. Smart parking devices are physically proximate parking spaces. Acoustic sensors are deployed with at least one acoustic sensor in a smart parking device. Vehicle occupancy sensors and parking availability indicators are associated... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20120127307 - Controllable kiosk return gate: Techniques are described to substantially reduce a return of wrong DVD or return of a right DVD in an improperly sized DVD case to a DVD rental kiosk. An RFID tag on the DVD, as well as an RFID tag on the case, are sensed external to the kiosk. A... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20120127306 - Security video detection of personal distress and gesture commands: A method and apparatus for operating a security system. The method includes the steps of the security system monitoring a secured area, a video camera obtaining images of the secured area, detecting at least one person within the obtained images and identifying a predetermined context associated with the identified at... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120127310 - Apparatus and method for controlling a vehicle camera: An apparatus and method for adaptively controlling an angle of a camera when the height of a vehicle is changed are provided. The apparatus for controlling a vehicle camera includes at least one sensor which detects variation in height of the vehicle, a rotational angle calculation unit which calculates a... Agent: Sl Corporation
20120127311 - Method for calibrating an image recording system in a motor vehicle: A method for calibrating an image recording system in a motor vehicle, image data being recorded via a camera system from an area which is illuminated by a lighting unit of the motor vehicle, and a modulation of the radiation emitted by the lighting unit being performed to determine the... Agent:
20120127309 - Object recognition system, and obstacle recognition system and method for vehicle: Provided is an object recognition system. The object recognition system recognizes an object in an ROI of a source image. The object recognition system includes an image change unit and an ROI detection unit. The image change unit receives the source image, and changes the object into an edge image... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
20120127312 - Vehicle periphery image generation apparatus: Provided is a vehicle periphery image generation apparatus for generating a vehicle periphery image which can provide a wide view of vehicle periphery at a time. The vehicle periphery image generation apparatus includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring vehicle periphery images photographed by a plurality of photographic cameras mounted... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127313 - Method and device for a vehicle-based illumination in insufficiently illuminated traffic environments: In a method for a vehicle-based illumination of traffic environments, light is irradiated from a vehicle into a traffic environment to detect critical objects, with the intensity averaged over time being reduced when producing the light so as to prevent the human eye from being blinded. The light is irradiated... Agent:
20120127314 - Item identification using video recognition to supplement bar code or rfid information: A method and system for confirming the identity of a product in a security system and for determining sales-related information pertaining to the products. One or more products are associated with a product identification element, such as a bar code or an RFID tag. A reader or a scanner within... Agent: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
20120127316 - Method and apparatus for detecting suspicious activity using video analysis: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data... Agent:
20120127315 - Software, systems, and methods for video recording of a transaction involving protected data: Software, systems, and methods for recording a scene encompassing a transaction, such as a point-of-sale transaction, are presented. In one implementation of a method, the scene is recorded to a data storage system using a first video camera capable of capturing protected data associated with the transaction. While recording the... Agent:
20120127317 - Method and device to securely open and close a passageway or access point: An access control system for a passageway having a passageway barrier including an active infrared sensor device and a locking mechanism for selectively locking and unlocking the passageway barrier. The active infrared sensor device includes an infrared emitter, an infrared receiver having one or more position-sensing photodetectors operative for receiving... Agent: Bea, Inc.
20120127318 - Surveillance system using wireless network, master sensor node, and server apparatus: A surveillance system includes a sensor node, a master sensor node and a server. The sensor node firstly determines whether an event occurs based on self-event information and supplementary event information received from the plurality of sensors. The master sensor node receives the occurrence of the event from the sensor... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120127319 - Methods and apparatus for controlling a networked camera: An apparatus for controlling a remote camera is described. The apparatus includes a housing and a processor positioned within the housing. A transceiver coupled to the processor communicates with a remote server. The remote server is coupled to the remote camera. A motion tracking component is mechanically coupled to the... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
20120127320 - Method and apparatus for displaying 3d images: A method and an apparatus for displaying 3D images are disclosed. 2D images are projected from multiple points to a surface with narrow diffusion characteristics, thus it is possible to get a 3D light field with arbitrary angular dependence. According to the invention, the projectors (10) do not target particular... Agent:
20120127321 - Wall plate digital television antenna signal meter and method: A wall plate assembly having a television channel select switch, a channel display, and a signal strength display. A circuit board on the rear of the wall plate includes a television antenna connector, a television output connector, and control electronics. The control electronics displays the selected channel in the channel... Agent: Winegard Company
20120127322 - Apparatus, method, and manufacture for correcting color shading in cmos image sensors: A device for color shading correction is provided. Local color matching is performed as follows. For each pixel of the image that is being color matched, the RGB value is treated as a one-by-three matrix, which is multiplied by a three-by-three matrix that is generated during factory calibration. The matrix... Agent: Csr Technology Inc.
20120127323 - Projection image area detecting device: A projection image area detecting device includes a projection image area detecting unit configured to detect marker image areas in a photographed image that is obtained by photographing a projection image area including a projection image. The marker image areas include marker images that are used for identifying four corners... Agent:
20120127324 - Method and system for display characterization or calibration using a camera device: In a class of embodiments, a method and system for characterizing a display device using a camera device (e.g., a consumer grade, mobile camera device) to sense light emitted by the display device during display of one or more test images, and to generate measurement data characterizing the display and/or... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20120127328 - Camera user content synchronization with central web-based records and information sharing system: A camera and another device synchronization system, apparatus, signaling, processor-readable medium, and method are provided. As part of a system or as an apparatus, the camera may include a user content synchronization module for automatically synchronizing image data stored as camera records by the camera with central records stored for... Agent:
20120127327 - Digital photographing apparatus and methods of providing pictures thereof: Digital photographing apparatus and methods of providing picture at the digital photographing apparatus are disclosed. An example digital photographing apparatus transmits a picture of an object to be captured to a server, acquires at least one pre-captured picture of the object and a captured position of the at least one... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120127326 - Image optimization system and method for optimizing images: In a system and method for optimizing images, a digital image of an object is captured by an image capturing device, and a standard image of the object is obtained from a storage system of a computing device. The system calculates an image average energy density (IAED) value of the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20120127325 - Web camera device and operating method thereof: A web camera device includes a web camera and a micro processing unit (MCU). The web camera is operable to capture an image of a user. The MCU is electrically connected to the web camera and includes a distance calculating module and a comparing module. The distance calculating module is... Agent: Inventec Corporation
20120127330 - Image pickup device: Provided is an image pickup device that enables distortion compensation with high precision. Exposure and reading are conducted on pixel rows that are discontinuous with respect to a vertical direction of an image pickup element, and multiple low resolution images are obtained. Each of these multiple low resolution images has... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120127329 - Stabilizing a subject of interest in captured video: A method of stabilizing a subject of interest in captured video includes identifying the subject of interest within a crop window and establishing a first subject bounding window that includes the subject of interest. The method continues with refraining from substantially changing the first subject bounding window while the subject... Agent:
20120127333 - Camera: A camera detects a face portion of a subject from a shot image to determine whether a shot image is a good shot candidate image from the features of the face portion and a face portion-related image portion. As examples, the features include, but not be limited to, (1) the... Agent:
20120127332 - Digital image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A digital image processing apparatus, which displays a setting item designated by a user together with a setting status of a setting value for the setting item to allow the user to efficiently set items necessary for photographing and/or other operations, and a control method for the apparatus. The apparatus... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120127331 - Imaging geometries for scanning optical detectors with overlapping fields of regard and methods for providing and utilizing same: Imaging devices and techniques that utilize multiple optical detectors are described and, in particular, imaging geometries for imaging devices that include three or more optical detectors with overlapping fields of regard. The imaging geometries are determined and provided in consideration of one or more performance criteria evaluated over multiple different... Agent:
20120127334 - Adaptive spatial sampling using an imaging assembly having a tunable spectral response: Image capture using an image capture device which includes an imaging assembly having a spectral response which is tunable in accordance with a capture parameter. A default capture parameter is applied to the imaging assembly, wherein the default capture parameter has high spectral dimensionality. A sample image of a scene... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127337 - Image capture device: An image capture device according to the embodiment of the present invention includes an image capture section 20 for reading a pixel signal of a first color component at a low frame rate and reading a pixel signal of a second color component at a high frame rate, and a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120127335 - Image capture with region-based adjustment of contrast: Image capture with an image capture device including an imaging assembly having a spectral response which is tunable in accordance with a capture parameter. A first capture parameter is applied to the imaging assembly. A preview image of a scene is captured using the imaging assembly whose spectral response is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127336 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method and computer program: The present invention provides an imaging apparatus which, when a dynamic range is expanded, even if a subject is irradiated by a plurality of different light sources, can apply adequate white balances to respective light sources. The imaging apparatus captures two images from an image sensor at different exposures when... Agent: Aof Imaging Technology, Co., Ltd.
20120127338 - Imaging apparatus, image processing method and computer-readable storage medium: An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor, a shutter, a memory, a temperature acquisition unit, a determination unit, and an acquisition controller. The image sensor includes an effective pixel region and an optical black region. The memory temporarily stores photoelectric-converted image data after the shutter is opened. The temperature acquisition... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120127339 - Album creating apparatus, album creating method and program therefor: An album creating apparatus is provided to insert a title appropriate for the timing at which the image stored in the album is captured. The album creating apparatus includes: an image acquiring section for acquiring a plurality of images in association with image capturing times; a reference time acquiring section... Agent:
20120127340 - Photography system to organize digital photographs and information regarding the subjects therein: A photographic processing system in which subject and other data is stored in a database and such data is automatically linked to photographs taken using either a film or digital camera.... Agent: Lifetouch, Inc.
20120127342 - Audio processing apparatus, sound pickup apparatus and imaging apparatus: A sound processing apparatus includes a sound input unit configured to input a sound signal, a signal processor having a band-limiting filter for limiting a passing band of the sound signal, and being configured to apply a predetermined signal processing on a sound signal output from the band-limiting filter, and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120127343 - Audio processing device, audio processing method, program, and audio acquisition apparatus: In an audio-accompanying moving-image taking apparatus, a noise period setting unit sets a second period with respect to an audio signal acquired by image-taking. The second period is a period between the endpoint of a first period which is a predetermined period starting from the timing when a drive instruction... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120127341 - Method of removing audio noise and image capturing apparatus including the same: A method of removing an audio noise and an image capturing apparatus providing the same includes storing a specified audio signal included in a captured image as a noise signal, receiving an input audio signal included in an image, and removing a noise included in a transformed audio signal through... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120127345 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and storage medium storing program for image capturing: There is provided an image capturing method for use in an image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of an object to output image data. The method includes performing a first position adjustment between the image data obtained under the first image capturing control... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120127344 - Image pickup device: An image pickup device may include an image pickup unit that includes two-dimensionally arranged pixels, the image pickup unit generating image signals of a plurality of series based on light incident to the pixels, the image pickup unit outputting the image signals of the plurality of series in parallel, a... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120127347 - Image processing apparatus and system: There is provided an image processing apparatus and system for demosaicing. The image processing apparatus comprises an edge determination module configured to determine whether a target pixel is an edge pixel and a direction of an image edge if the target pixel is an edge pixel; and a demosaicing module... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120127346 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method and computer program: An imaging apparatus according to this invention comprises: an image capturing unit which performs continuous image capturing; a storing unit which stores a plurality of first images captured by the image capturing unit before a shutter button is pushed, and a plurality of second images captured by the image capturing... Agent: Aof Imaging Technology, Co., Ltd.
20120127348 - Image capturing device and image synthesis method thereof: An image capturing device and an image synthesis method thereof are disclosed. The image capturing device includes an image capturing module, an exposure module, and a processing module. The image capturing module captures a scene image corresponding to a scene. The exposure module meters the light of scene to generate... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120127349 - Image pickup apparatus capable of deleting video effect superimposed on moving image, method of controlling the apparatus, and moving image-recording apparatus, as well as storage medium: An image pickup apparatus capable of deleting a video effect superimposed on a moving image, in timing desired by a user. A system controller of a video camera as the image pickup apparatus performs control such that a moving image taken by an image pickup section and a title superimposed... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127350 - Method and device for de-noising a digital video signal, and corresponding computer program product: A method may denoise a digital video signal produced by a photoelectric sensor as a matrix of pixel signals affected by both thermal noise and impulsive noise. The method may include estimating the noise level associated to the pixel signals, and filtering the pixel signals with an attenuation factor that... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20120127351 - Multi-spectral imaging: A multi-spectral camera comprises a blocking element (201) having at least one hole (203) allowing light through. A dispersive element (205) spreads light from the at least one hole (203) in different wavelength dependent directions and a lens (207) focuses light from the dispersive element (205) on an image plane... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120127352 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus and image pickup system: A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a reading unit having a plurality of pixels connected thereto, holding signals from the pixels, and a control unit capable of controlling operations of the pixels and reading unit. The control unit controls the pixels and reading unit in a first operation mode without... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127354 - Image sensor: An image sensor for electronic cameras includes a plurality of light sensitive pixels arranged in rows and columns for generating exposure proportional signals, wherein the pixels of a respective column are coupled to at least one respective column read-out circuit via at least one respective column line, and wherein the... Agent: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik Gmbh & Co. Betriebs Kg
20120127353 - Image-pickup system and method of controlling same: An image-pickup apparatus including a detector comprising a detecting unit and a reading circuit, the detecting unit including pixels, each of which including a conversion element, the reading circuit which includes a connecting unit that is electrically connected to a signal wire transferring an electric signal and that electrically connects... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127355 - Driving method of solid-state imaging apparatus and solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus comprises a pixel portion including a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel including a photoelectric conversion portion, an accumulation portion for accumulating the charge, a first transfer portion connecting the photoelectric conversion portion to the accumulation portion, a second transfer portion connecting the accumulation portion to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127356 - Solid-state imaging device: According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes an analog-to-digital conversion circuit which subjects a first and a second pixel voltages from pixels to first and second signal processing, and outputs a digital value corresponding to a difference value between the first pixel voltage and the second pixel voltage,... Agent:
20120127357 - Digital image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A digital image processing apparatus, which displays a setting item designated by a user and a setting status of a setting value for the setting item together on a portion of a setting menu that is most visible to user's eyes to allow the user to efficiently set items necessary... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120127358 - Magnifying playback/display: An image sensing apparatus which stores an image signal from an image sensing element and reads out and processes the stored image signal to magnify and display an image on a display device includes a designation unit that designates the magnification ratio of the image to be displayed, a storage... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127359 - Optical imaging system: An optical imaging system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element with a positive refractive power, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element with a positive refractive power having an aspheric surface and a fifth lens element... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.
20120127360 - Image-capture system and method with two operating modes: The invention relates to a system for capturing at least one image of a scene. The system comprises: an optical system, a sensor, an autofocus module for adjusting the focus of the system, and a digital processing means. The system estimates at least one value representative of the sharpness in... Agent:
20120127361 - Early photographic synchronization system and method: A system and method for synchronizing a photographic lighting device to image acquisition by a camera such that initiation of light emission of the photographic lighting device occurs after the first shutter blade of the camera begins to expose an image acquisition sensor of the camera to light and before... Agent: Lab Partners Associates, Inc.
20120127362 - Image-capturing device and electronic equipment having the same: An image-capturing device includes a fixing element, an image-capturing module, and a resilient friction element. The fixing element includes a fixed friction face. The image-capturing module includes a journal portion connected rotatably to the fixing element, and a main body connected to the journal portion and having a lens. The... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20120127363 - Antenna system with individually addressable elements in dense array: A method and system for capturing, storing, and streaming over the air broadcasts based on user requests is disclosed. The system and method utilize subarrays of antenna elements for receiving over the air broadcasts. Processing pipelines are used to demodulate, transcode and index the content transmissions to produce content data... Agent: Aereo, Inc.
20120127364 - Color space conversion: A display pipe may include a video pipe outputting pixels of a video stream in a first color space, e.g. YCbCr color space. The display pipe may also include a first color space converter to convert the output pixels to a second color space, e.g. to RGB color space, producing... Agent:
20120127365 - Delay and lip sync tracker: A delay tracker utilizes a special code on the tracked signal in order to recognize such signal and ascertain any delays associated therewith.... Agent:
20120127366 - Method of picture control and image processing apparatus thereof: A picture control method and an image processing apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes setting a picture control mode; setting a picture control value in response to the picture control mode; and sensing a change of the picture control value; restoring the picture control value to a previous value... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120127367 - Method and apparatus for providing temporal image processing using multi-stream field information: An apparatus and method provides temporal image processing by producing, for output on a single link such as a single cable or wireless interface, packet based multi-steam information wherein one stream provides at least frame N information for temporal imaging processing and a second stream that provides frame N−1 information... Agent: Ati Technologies Ulc
20120127368 - Anti-blur apparatus for e.g. backlight of liquid crystal display: A display control apparatus comprises a video source(105) which provides a video signal comprising frames. The video source (105) is coupled to a compensation processor (107) which filters at least part of a first frame to provide a compensation for perceived motion blur. A display output (109) feeds the compensated... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120127369 - Video processor device and video processing method: A video processor and method for swiftly detecting swaps occurring between links during transmission of images by the dual-link system. A first image combiner unit combines an image D1 of a first link as an odd-numbered image, with an image of a second link, to generate a first combination image.... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120127370 - Adaptive filter for low-light noise reduction: In general, in one embodiment, low-light noise is removed from an image by separately filtering luma and chroma components of the image, by adaptively filtering the image based at least in part on a Gaussian distribution of the image, and/or by dividing the image into separate regions and filtering each... Agent:
20120127371 - Gradation adjustment device, image displaying device, television receiver, program, and computer-readable storage medium having program recorded therein: A video processing section comprises a gradation adjustment device for correcting a gradation of an image to be displayed on a television receiver. The video processing section includes, a gradation correcting section, an intermediate brightness region determining section, a brightness difference determining section, a brightness difference threshold determining section, and... Agent:
20120127372 - 2k mode interleaver with odd interleaving only and per ofdm symbol permutaion code change in a digital video broadcasting (dvb) standard: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120127373 - Signal processing apparatus and control method thereof: A signal processing apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The signal processing apparatus includes a signal processor which processes a video signal and/or an audio signal; a power supply which generates a power signal; a first connector configured to be connected with an external second connector; and a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120127374 - System and method for providing network access to antenna feeds: A method and system for capturing, storing, and streaming over the air broadcasts based on user requests is disclosed. The system and method utilize subarrays of antenna elements for receiving over the air broadcasts. Processing pipelines are used to demodulate, transcode and index the content transmissions to produce content data... Agent: Aereo, Inc.
20120127375 - Remote control: A remote control includes a top surface, a bottom housing connectable to the top surface, a plurality of protrusions extending outwardly from the top surface, a plurality of buttons associated with the plurality of protrusions such that pressure applied to the protrusions is transferred to the buttons to generate one... Agent:
20120127376 - Display device and video information processinsg device using the same: A display device including a light emitting element array composed of a plurality of light emitting elements includes a micro lens array composed of a plurality of micro lenses provided on the light emission surface side of the light emitting element array and a light shielding member provided on the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120127379 - Mounting system for digital media players: An apparatus and a method that allow users to mount digital media players to screens.... Agent: Innovelis, Inc.
20120127377 - Television and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television includes a display unit with a display screen, a casing, a connection member with a first hole and a second hole, projections accommodated in the first hole and the second hole, and a support. The casing houses the display unit and includes a first... Agent:
20120127378 - Television and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television includes a display unit with a display screen, a casing with first and second holes, a connection member, projections accommodated in the first and second holes, a support, and a base connected to the support. The casing includes a first face provided with an... Agent:05/17/2012 > 149 patent applications in 78 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120120180 - 3g multimedia dispatching command system: The utility model relates to a 3G multimedia dispatching command system, which belongs to the field of dispatching command system, comprising: a 3G public network, a dispatching platform, an access exchanger, a core exchanger, a core access gateway, a management terminal, a multimedia terminal device, an IP telephone server, and... Agent: Shanxilinfen Power Supply Company
20120120179 - Method, system and terminal for implementing wireless video conference: A method for implementing a wireless video conference is disclosed, comprising that: an initiator Wireless Access Terminal (AT) initiates a conference request to a Packet Core Network (PCN); and the PCN performs conference invitation according to a conference inviter list included in the received conference request, establishes a radio resource... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120120181 - System and method for providing enhanced graphics in a video environment: A method is provided in one example and includes receiving a video input from a video source coupled to a display configured for rendering a user interface thereon; evaluating a plurality of pixels within the video input; and determining if a particular pixel within the pixels is associated with a... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120120182 - System and method for displaying a videoconference: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for displaying a videoconference includes receiving a first video feed. The first video feed includes a first plurality of video signals, each video signal from at least one source and originating from one or more sites. The method also includes... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120120183 - 3d video conference: A method for rendering a 3D video conference including configuring at least two cameras to track a position of a user, transmitting the position of the user to a participant of the 3D video conference, and rendering for display on a 3D display device parallel participant video streams which have... Agent:
20120120184 - System and method for providing camera functions in a video environment: A method is provided in one example and includes receiving image data at a camera element that is provisioned at a first endpoint, which is configured to conduct a video session involving a second endpoint. The method also includes identifying an incoming request for the video session; signaling to the... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120120185 - Video communication method, apparatus, and system: The present invention relates to the communications field and discloses a video communication method, apparatus, and system, which are invented to solve the problem that the prior art does not achieve consistent eye-to-eye video communication in a horizontal direction. The technical solutions of the present invention includes: obtaining video images... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20120120186 - Front and back facing cameras: This document discloses apparatus and methods related to image taking and processing. For example, some embodiments may contain a front facing camera and a back facing camera and can be used for including the image-taker as part of the images taken by the image-taker, for verifying authorship of the images,... Agent: Arcsoft, Inc.
20120120187 - Imaging apparatus, imaging display control method, and program: An image processing apparatus including an interface that receives an input identifying a subject, and a processor that controls a display to display information indicating a position of the subject in a graphic representation corresponding to a panoramic image based on an orientation of a device capturing image data for... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120188 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program: An image processing apparatus including an interface that receives an input identifying a subject, and a processor that generates a panoramic image based on captured image data so that the subject is positioned in a reference position in the panoramic image.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120189 - System for extending a field-of-view of an image acquisition device: Systems for extending a field-of-view of an image acquisition device are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a rotatable image-directing device, an actuator, and a controller. The rotatable image-directing device directs optical images along an optical image path. The actuator controls a position of the rotatable image-directing device, and... Agent: Innovative Signal Analysis, Inc.
20120120190 - Display device for use in a frame sequential 3d display system and related 3d display system: A 3D display system includes an image source and a display device. The image source is configured to provide a 2D video signal consisting of multiple side-by-side frames for representing an image and generate an upsampled 2D video signal by increasing the frame rate of the source 2D video signal.... Agent:
20120120192 - Hierarchical hole-filling for depth-based view synthesis in ftv and 3d video: Methods for hierarchical hole-filling and depth adaptive hierarchical hole-filling and error correcting in 2D images, 3D images, and 3D wrapped images are provided. Hierarchical hole-filling can comprise reducing an image that contains holes, expanding the reduced image, and filling the holes in the image with data obtained from the expanded... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
20120120193 - Image coding apparatus, image coding method, program, and integrated circuit: Provided is an image coding apparatus which is capable of reducing fatigue of a viewer which is caused by three-dimensional viewing and of preventing a blurring process on a significant area due to an image capturing method. An image coding apparatus (10) includes: a method determining unit (12) which determines... Agent:
20120120191 - Image processor for use in a frame sequential 3d display system and related 3d display system: A frame sequential 3D display system includes an image source, an image processor, and a display device. The image source is configured to provide a 2D video signal consisting of multiple frames for representing an image and generate an upsampled 2D video signal by increasing the frame rate of the... Agent:
20120120194 - Switching between 3d video and 2d video: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120120195 - 3d content adjustment system: A 3D content adjustment system includes a processor. A camera is coupled to the processor. A non-transitory, computer-readable medium is coupled to the processor and the camera. The computer-readable medium includes a content adjustment engine including instructions that when executed by the processor receive viewer information from the camera, modify... Agent: Dell Products L.p.
20120120197 - Apparatus and method for sharing hardware between graphics and lens distortion operation to generate pseudo 3d display: A system, method, and computer program product for providing pseudo 3D user interface effects in a digital camera with existing lens distortion correction hardware. A distortion map normally used to correct captured images instead alters a displayed user interface object image to support production of a “pseudo 3D” version of... Agent: Zoran Corporation
20120120200 - Combining 3d video and auxiliary data: A three dimensional [3D] video signal (41) is provided for transferring to a 3D destination device (50). Depth metadata is determined indicative of depths occurring in the 3D video data, which depth metadata includes a near value indicative of depths of video data nearest to a user. The 3D video... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120120196 - Image counting method and apparatus: The image counting method includes the steps of: acquiring 3D images from the region by a 3D camera, wherein the 3D images include a plurality of pixels, and the pixels have x, y and z coordinate values and pixel data; mapping the x, y and z coordinate values and the... Agent:
20120120199 - Method for determining the pose of a camera with respect to at least one real object: A method for determining the pose of a camera with respect to at least one real object, the method comprises the following steps: operating the camera (1) for capturing a 2-dimensional (or 3-dimensional) image (4) including at least a part of the real object (3), providing a transformation matrix (T)... Agent: Metaio Gmbh
20120120198 - Three-dimensional size measuring system and three-dimensional size measuring method: A system for measuring a three-dimensional (3D) size of an object in a space according to an indicating mark is provided, wherein the indicating mark is used to point to one of a plurality of measuring points on the object. The system includes an image capturing module, an spatial vector... Agent: Institute For Information Industry
20120120201 - Method of integrating ad hoc camera networks in interactive mesh systems: An entertainment system has a first recording device that records digital images, a server that receives the images from the first device, wherein the second device, based on data from another source, enhances the images from the first device for display.... Agent:
20120120202 - Method for improving 3 dimensional effect and reducing visual fatigue and apparatus enabling the same: A method and an apparatus for improving three dimensional (3D) effect of a 3D image collected by a 3D photographing apparatus, and reducing visual fatigue, are provided. A feature point of a left-eye image entering through a left-eye lens and of a right-eye image entering through a right-eye lens is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120120205 - Accelerated black frame insertion for displaying 3d content: An accelerated black frame is inserted into an output vertical blanking period, keeping the output VBI at the same length or shorter than the input VBI. The output VBI is not extended. Input video data is received at a frame memory at a first transmission rate during an input active... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20120120207 - Image playback device and display device: An image playback device includes a playback portion which plays back content data to make a video stereoscopically viewed by means of video data including first and second images for first and second view points, respectively; a setting portion which sets a playback speed for playing back the content data;... Agent:
20120120206 - Method, tv set for displaying 3d image and glasses: A method for displaying 3D image is provided in the present invention. The method includes: 3D image signals, which comprise consecutive one frame of left-eye signal and one frame of right-eye signal, are received; the 3D image signals are processed by frequency multiplication, and n consecutive frames of left-eye signals... Agent: Hisense Electric Co., Ltd.
20120120204 - Receiver: A receiver to receive 2D and 3D content from a content distributor, including a content list obtaining unit obtaining a list screen of content receivable from the content distributor, a content obtaining unit obtaining 2D or 3D content from the content distributor, a display unit displaying the list screen and... Agent:
20120120203 - Three-dimensional display method, tracking three-dimensional display unit and image processing device: A three-dimensional display method is provided in the present disclosure. The three-dimensional display method includes obtaining position information of an observer; and adjusting displaying content of a stereoscopic image according to the position information. A tracking three-dimensional display unit and an image processing device are also provided in the present... Agent: Shenzhen Super Perfect Optics Ltd.
20120120208 - 3d shutter glasses with frame rate detector: Active shutter 3D glasses with multiple optical detectors, such as photodiodes, are described that detect a frame rate of a 3D television or other 3D display by using independent component analysis. The detected frame rate is used to update a clock onboard the 3D glasses that times the active shutters,... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20120120209 - Display device and video viewing system: A display device includes a liquid crystal panel which switches between a left frame image which is viewed by a left eye and a right frame image which is viewed by a right eye to alternately display the left and right frame images on a display surface with time; and... Agent:
20120120210 - Electronic apparatus and image output method: According to one embodiment, an electric apparatus includes a receiving module, an expanding module, and an output module. The receiving module is configured to receive a motion picture including a first image and a second image having a parallax therebetween. The expanding module is configured to expand the first image... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120120212 - 3d shutter glasses synchronization signal through stereo headphone wires: 3D shutter glasses with a synchronization signal sent through a stereo headphone wire are presented. In some embodiments, the 3D shutter glasses receive a synchronization signal through the same wire that transmits audio data to headphones or other audio devices. The synchronization signal may be combined with the audio data... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20120120211 - Display control circuit and projector apparatus: A display control circuit includes a device driving unit that alternately writes a left video image and a right video image in a time-division manner to a light modulating device, a light source driving unit that increases or reduces the brightness of a light source that emits light passing through... Agent:
20120120213 - Stereoscopic display device: A display device includes: a two-dimensional display unit that displays p viewpoint videos, which are spatially divided, within one screen; and an optical device that optically splits the p viewpoint videos displayed on the display unit so as to enable a stereoscopic view at p viewpoints. The display unit includes... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120215 - Obtaining consumer electronic device state information: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to obtain an image of a consumer electronic device, the image comprising at least one visual indication of a first operating state of the consumer electronic device, and to transmit one or more commands to the consumer electronic device to change to a second... Agent:
20120120214 - Product demonstration: Included are embodiments for product demonstration. One embodiment of a system includes a first image capture device that captures a real-time video image of a first product and a memory component that stores a computer application, the computer application causing the system to identify the first product and render an... Agent: Braun Gmbh
20120120216 - Endscope apparatus and program: An endoscope apparatus includes an image acquisition section that acquires images in time series, a coefficient calculation section that calculates a correction coefficient for correcting blurring in a depth direction that is a direction along an optical axis of an imaging section, and a depth-direction blurring correction section that performs... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120120217 - Medical image recording/reproducing apparatus, medical image recording/reproducing method and computer readable medium: A medical image recording apparatus for recording observed images of a subject outputted from a medical instrument, includes: an image arithmetic portion which generates feature images by highlighting specific features contained in the observed images; a display portion which displays inputted display images; a display image switching portion which switches... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120120221 - Body fluid analyzing system and an imaging processing device and method for analyzing body fluids: The present invention discloses a body fluid analyzing system, comprising: a central control and processing component for sending a control signal to the source image capturing component; a source image capturing component for capturing a body fluid source image according to said control signal and sending said source image to... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20120120219 - Electronic device and emotion management method using the same: An electronic device and emotion management method includes presetting emotion classifications having different facial expression features, and presetting a relaxation method corresponding to each of the emotion classifications. Original characteristic values of facial expression features of each of the emotion classifications are stored in a storage device. An image is... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120120218 - Semi-private communication in open environments: A system and method providing semi-private conversation using an area microphone between one local user in a group of local users and a remote user. The local and remote users may be in different physical environments, using devices coupled by a network. A conversational relationship is defined between a local... Agent:
20120120220 - Wound management mobile image capture device: A mobile device and method for capturing and transmitting medical images. The mobile device includes a camera component configured to acquire an image, a communications interface configured to establish an operable connection to a server, and a processing device operably connected to the camera component and the communications interface. The... Agent: Woundmatrix, Inc.
20120120224 - Microscope having a touch screen: A microscope includes an image acquisition system, microscope components and a touch screen. The image acquisition system is configured to optically and digitally image an object so as to produce an object image The microscope components are at least one of motorized and electrically controllable. The touch screen is configured... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag
20120120225 - Microscope system and method: A method for determining a position of an area of an object within the complete object, wherein the image of the area of the object is contained within a field of view of a microscope. The method comprises acquiring high magnification image data representing an image of the field of... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20120120222 - Operator control unit for a microscope: An operator control unit for use with a microscope is configured for at least one of selecting and adjusting at least one electrically controllable function of the microscope. The operator control unit is portable with one hand and includes a handle portion and at least one sensor configured to receive... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag
20120120223 - Portable microscope: A portable microscope includes an integrated operator control unit configured for at least one of selecting and adjusting at least one electrically controllable function of the microscope. The operator control unit includes at least one sensor configured to receive user control commands for at least one of activation, deactivation and... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag
20120120226 - Transmission electron microscopy for imaging live cells: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a microfluidic chamber. In one embodiment, the microfluidic chamber has a first sub-chamber and at least one second sub-chamber. The first sub-chamber has a first window and a second window. Both the first window and the second window are transparent to electrons... Agent: Vanderbilt University
20120120228 - Inspection method, method for producing composite material components, inspection device, and device for producing composite material components: An inspection method includes photographing an image by a camera mounted on a lamination head during a first fiber-reinforced plastic tape is attached by the lamination head while the lamination head moves, and calculating a gap amount between the first fiber-reinforced plastic tape and a second fiber-reinforced plastic tape on... Agent:
20120120227 - Panel conductive film configuration system and method thereof: A panel conductive film configuration system and method thereof are presented. A panel is configured with a plurality of groups of lines staggered in different groups, and ends of the lines are arranged in a staggered manner at two different lengths and include a film contact unit. A processing unit... Agent:
20120120229 - Cigarette package inspection system, and associated method: An inspection system and associated method are provided for inspecting a cigarette package. A transport device is configured to transport individual cigarette packages to an inspection position such that at least a portion of the cigarette package is visibly accessible for optical inspection. An inspection device is configured to optically... Agent: Rj Reynolds Tobacco Company
20120120230 - Apparatus and method for small scale wind mapping: An apparatus and method for wind profiling using a lighter than air tracer balloon moving under the influence of air currents. A retroreflective target is attached to the tracer balloon to improve the intensity of a return signal reflected back to the rangefinder. After the balloon is released, the rangefinder... Agent: Utah State University
20120120231 - Electromagnetic wave imaging apparatus: A first optical system irradiates a target with a detecting wave and making the detecting wave that is transmitted through the target incident upon the electrooptical crystal. A second optical system slants a pulse plane of a probe wave relative to a pulse plane of the detecting wave and making... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120120232 - Shape measuring device, observation device, and image processing method: A shape measuring device comprises a high speed image processor for extracting one target image and at least one reference image other than the target image from among the plurality of images, and for causing a digital operator to act on the target image and the reference image to calculate... Agent:
20120120233 - System and device for image-based biological data quantification: A device and method for determining a concentration of a biological target including capturing an image of a ticket that contains the biological target; extracting a region of interest from the captured image; detecting a target from the extracted region of interest; computing intensity of the target in the region... Agent: 3m Cogent, Inc.
20120120239 - Forward facing imaging system: A forward facing imaging system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly mounted at an interior portion of a vehicle and a camera disposed at the interior rearview mirror assembly. The camera has a forward field of view through a windshield of the vehicle. The camera captures image... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20120120234 - Platform screen door: A platform screen door system, comprising a fixed panel, a door leaf slidably disposed adjacent to the fixed panel, a drive means adapted to slidingly move the door leaf from a door open position to a door closed position; and a microprocessor adapted to control the movement of the drive... Agent: Knorr Bremse Rail Systems (uk)limited
20120120235 - Surveillance camera having lens controller waterproofing member: A surveillance camera has waterproofing members detachably fitted into guide holes for focus control and zoom control. The camera has a lens controller waterproofing member, a focus controller and a zoom controller and includes a housing having a first guide hole and a second guide hole; a first rod fixing... Agent:
20120120238 - Two layer video motion detection: A method of identifying suspicious movements in video images, comprising: examining a video stream, in a first video motion detection (VMD) stage, to identify sequences of a plurality of video frames in which the video frames together indicate a possibility of movement of an object within the video stream; initiating... Agent: Seraphim Optronics Ltd.
20120120237 - Video processing: Video processing comprises storing data relating to images of a video signal captured over at least a reference period relative to a current image of the video signal; comparing the current image with a reference image of the video signal captured within the reference period, so as to detect image... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120236 - Web camera: A web camera has a clamping apparatus, an extending arm and a camera module. The clamping apparatus includes a base and a supporting bracket. The supporting bracket is connected pivotally to a rear edge of the base and has a chamber and an open front. The extending arm is disposed... Agent: Kye Systems Corp.
20120120240 - Video image conversion device and image capture device: An image capture device (100) that converts the viewpoint of an input video image includes: a viewpoint selecting unit (501) that selects a viewpoint parameter of a desired start viewpoint and a viewpoint parameter of a desired end viewpoint; a viewpoint parameter interpolating unit (502) that generates an interpolated viewpoint... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120120241 - Video surveillance: A video surveillance system comprises two or more video cameras each providing a video signal, the cameras each being positioned at a respective known location; a motion detector to detect image motion of an image feature within the field of view of one of the video cameras and for deriving... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120243 - Device having built-in digital data device powered by unlimited power source: The device has build-in digital data means and powered by unlimited power source for lamp-holder, LED bulb, light device which connect with unlimited power source by prong-means, base-means, conductive wires from the said device with plug means which has no female-male construction. The said digital data means in desired combination... Agent:
20120120244 - Online system for sampling nightclub activity: A system for sampling and monitoring the activity of a pre-determined establishment has a data-collection device connected to a group of sensors. The data-collection device is connected to the internet. A control panel on the data-collection device controls all of the device's and the sensors' operations. The group of sensors... Agent:
20120120242 - Security-enhanced cctv system: Disclosed herein is a security-enhanced CCTV system. The security-enhanced Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) system includes a plurality of CCTV cameras installed at locations desired to be captured. An image processing device is installed outside an Operations Room (OR) so as to control the CCTV cameras and to store and output captured... Agent:
20120120246 - Method for detecting damage to a deck of a bridge: Provided is a method for detecting damage to a deck of a bridge, the method allowing detection work to be achieved with less labor and being capable of reducing the time and cost needed for the detection work. From a road-surface measuring vehicle running on pavement 3 on top of... Agent: Pasco Corporation
20120120245 - System and method for multi-resolution sharpness transport across color channels: Provided are a system and method for image sharpening is provided that involves capturing an image, and then decomposing the image into a plurality of image-representation components, such as RGB components for example. Each image-representation component is transformed to obtain an unsharpened multi-resolution representation for each image-representation component. A multi-resolution... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20120120249 - Control apparatus, imaging system, control method, and program: A control apparatus, an imaging system, a control method, and a program in which, when performing automatic image-recording, subjects which seem to be present around an imaging apparatus can be recorded as evenly as possible. An automatic recording operation for recording, upon detection of a subject from an image obtained... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120248 - Image photographing device and security management device of object tracking system and object tracking method: An image photographing device of an object tracking system includes: an image recognizing module for collecting image information within a field of view (FOV) region in real time, recognizing occurrence of an event from the collected image information to extract an object contributing to the occurrence of the event, and... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120120247 - Image sensing module and optical signal processing device: An image sensing module includes an image sensor and a sensing controller. The image sensor captures an image with a first frequency. The sensing controller determines whether the image sensor has detected an object according to the image. When the sensing controller determines that the image sensor has detected an... Agent:
20120120253 - Apparatus and method used to evaluate and optimize image quality in high color gamut imaging systems: A test apparatus comprising a combination of front illuminated and rear illuminated optical reference test elements designed to produce predetermined electronic signals. The front illuminated elements comprise spectrophotometrically neutral gray patches and primary and secondary color patches of predetermined hues. Additional color patches having the same hue as the primaries... Agent:
20120120251 - Method and apparatus for obtaining video quality parameter, and electronic device: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and an apparatus for obtaining a video quality parameter and an electronic device. The method includes dividing a target video segment into at least one video subsegment, where duration of every video subsegment is at least time perceivable by human eyes; obtaining... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20120120250 - Reducing tv licensing costs: A TV with various licensable components including, e.g., an ATSC demodulator requests a license for a component upon detection of a physical condition implicating use of the component, such as plugging a cable into a particular port, or upon receipt of a user-input command requiring use of the component, such... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120252 - System and method for the detection of de-interlacing of scaled video: A system, apparatus, and method are provided for a video detector that computes a measure of how much a given video content resembles one of a de-interlaced video content or a progressive video content. More particularly, the present invention determines the position of original and interpolated lines and the scaling... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20120120254 - Reducing communication delay of video data: According to one embodiment, video data from a video transmitter (110) is received (420) at a network buffer (130). Information that pertains to a network buffer drain rate (14) of the network buffer (1q3) is monitored (430). The network buffer drain rate (140) is a rate that the video data... Agent:
20120120255 - Method for estimating a defect in an image-capturing system, and associated systems: The invention relates to a method for estimating a defect in an image-capturing system (1), which produces, with regard to any first image (I) representing any scene (S), a variation in the field of a characteristic of the first image, having an order of magnitude that is statistically lower than... Agent:
20120120258 - Imaging recording apparatus: A body-mountable image capture device comprising a device body and a cover slidably mounted onto the device body, the device body comprising a camera, the cover sliding between a first position and a second position such that in the first position the camera is concealed and in the second position... Agent: Edesix Limited
20120120256 - Parallel image processing using multiple processors: An electronic device for parallel image processing using multiple processors is disclosed. The electronic device includes multiple image sensors for providing image data. The electronic device also includes multiple processors for processing segmented image data to produce processed segmented image data. Each processor is dedicated to one of the image... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120120257 - System and method for storing images captured from a booth: A system for capturing images in a booth. The system includes a network, a server communicatively coupled to the network, the server comprising a database operable to store images. The system further includes a booth communicatively coupled to the network, the booth comprising an input device operable to receive one... Agent:
20120120261 - Camera-enabled remote control apparatus for consumer electronic appliances: An apparatus for the remote wireless control of a consumer electronic audio and/or visual (A/V) appliance such as a TV set, and/or for internet uploading, includes a remote control handset that includes an A/V device component such as a digital still and/or video camera and/or audio player/recorder, and is configured... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120120259 - Image processing system with ease of operation: When a shot is taken by a portable terminal, the position and orientation at the time of shooting is transmitted to an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus, which stores information including the position of equipment, detects the equipment included in the shot image by the portable terminal, based... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Lnc.
20120120260 - Imaging apparatus: Digital camera is provided with face detection section that detects faces of a plurality of photographing objects, microcomputer performs continuous shooting in optimum photographing conditions in accordance with the number of faces of the photographing objects for each face of the plurality of photographing objects by a single shutter operation... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120120262 - Rotationally deployed actuators: A method for making an actuator includes forming, e.g., using photolithography techniques, a substantially planar actuator device of an electrically conductive material, e.g., a semiconductor, to include an outer frame, a fixed frame coupled to the outer frame for rotational movement relative thereto, a moveable frame coupled to the outer... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.
20120120263 - Image capturing device and exposure time adjusting method thereof: The present invention discloses an image capturing device and an exposure time adjusting method thereof. The image capturing device comprises an image capturing module, a processing module and an image integrated module. The image capturing module is used to capture a plurality of temporary images. While the image capturing module... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120120264 - Method and apparatus for video stabilization by compensating for view direction of camera: A video stabilization method includes: measuring an inter-frame camera motion based on a difference angle of a relative camera view direction in comparison with a reference camera view direction in each frame of a frame sequence of a video; generating a camera motion path of the frame sequence by using... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120120265 - Real time video stabilization: The present invention provides a method and a system for video stabilization in real time. The method comprises the steps of: estimating an optical flow from an previous image, Ii, to a current image, Ii+1; determining an Euclidean transformation, Fi, from the previous image, Ii to the current image, Ii+1,... Agent:
20120120266 - Apparatus and method for detecting and connecting counterpart device by capturing image of counterpart device in wireless device: An apparatus and a method detect and connect a counterpart device by capturing an image of the counterpart device in a wireless device. A Relative Distance Value (RDV) between the wireless device and the counterpart device is determined via image capture using a camera. The counterpart device is identified using... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120120267 - Electronic apparatus, control method, program, and image-capturing system: The image-capturing system includes a digital still camera 1 including an image-capturing unit that performs image capture so as to obtain a captured image, and a tripod head 10 that changes the field of view of the image-capturing unit by driving a movable mechanism. The tripod head 10 outputs a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120268 - Content parameter control for available memory: A method, programmed medium and system are disclosed which provide for enabling a user to set the number of images/video that needs to be recorded prior to storing them in memory. The system is configured to manage the resolution and quality of the images/video, either automatically or manually, so that... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120120276 - Image pickup apparatus having auto focusing function using fractal dimension and an auto focusing method: An image pickup apparatus having auto focusing function using fractal dimension and an auto focusing method of an image pickup apparatus are disclosed, the apparatus characterized by comprising: a pickup unit; a fractal controller generating a fractal dimension value indicating chrominance information change per pixel of a pickup image of... Agent:
20120120272 - Image processing apparatus that synthesizes acquired images to generate successive images, control method therefor, and image pickup apparatus: An image processing apparatus that can reduce the area where acquired images are held and reduce the load in image synthesis when successive images are to be generated. Acquired images are sequentially acquired and held in an acquired image storage circuit. A first set number of acquired images among the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120120273 - Imaging apparatus and image synthesizing method: In a digital camera 1, an image a of other photographed persons is taken by a photographer immediately after an instruction of a composite shooting mode is given. Next, the digital camera 1 is handed over to one of the other photographed persons, by whom an image b of the... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120120275 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes an image pickup device configured to output an image signal, an analog image processing device having an A/D converter configured to convert the output image signal from the image pickup device into a digital image signal and transfer the digital image signal, a digital image processing... Agent:
20120120274 - Method and apparatus of correcting hybrid flash artifacts in digital images: A method for digital image eye artifact detection and correction include identifying one or more candidate red-eye defect regions in an acquired image. For one or more candidate red-eye regions, a seed pixels and/or a region of pixels having a high intensity value in the vicinity of the candidate red-eye... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20120120271 - Multimedia device, multiple image sensors having different types and method for controlling the same: A multimedia device includes a first image sensor to acquire a first image, a second image sensor to acquire a second image, and a processor to determine coordinate information of the person in the first image and to extract a feature of the person in the second image based on... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120120269 - Rapid auto-focus using classifier chains, mems and/or multiple object focusing: A smart-focusing technique includes identifying an object of interest, such as a face, in a digital image. A focus-generic classifier chain is applied that is trained to match both focused and unfocused faces and/or data from a face tracking module is accepted. Multiple focus-specific classifier chains are applied, including a... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120120270 - System and method for providing enhanced audio in a video environment: A method is provided in one example and includes receiving audio data at a microphone array that includes a plurality of microphones. The microphone array is provisioned at a first endpoint, which includes a camera element configured to capture video data associated with a video session involving the first endpoint... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120120278 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium: An imaging apparatus including an imaging unit that captures images of a photographic subject and continuously generates electronic image data; a display unit that displays, at a predetermined display frame rate, images corresponding to the image data generated by the imaging unit; an image processing unit that either performs a... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20120120277 - Multi-point touch focus: A camera includes a lens arranged to focus an image on an image sensor and a touch sensitive visual display for freely selecting two or more regions of interest on a live preview image by touch input. An image processor is coupled to the image sensor and the touch sensitive... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120120280 - Camera device, exposure control method, and program: A camera device (1) is provided with an imaging unit (3) for outputting a long exposure signal and a short exposure signal within one field period; a knee processing unit (12) for compressing a long exposure signal having the luminance level of a knee point or higher at a predetermined... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120120279 - Image capturing device and image synthesis method thereof: The present invention discloses an image capturing device and an image synthesis method thereof. The image capturing device comprises an image capturing module, an exposure module, and a processing module. The image capturing module captures a high bit-depth scene image corresponding to a scene. The exposure module meters the light... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120120281 - Method and apparatus for background replacement in still photographs: A first digital image is acquired of a framed area while illuminating the background and foreground object under a first lighting condition. A second digital image is then acquired of the same framed area while illuminating the background and foreground object under a second lighting condition. Preferably, the first lighting... Agent: Lifetouch Inc.
20120120282 - Reducing temporal aliasing: Camera systems and methods to reduce temporal aliasing are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment the method may include selecting exposure times for each frame based on lighting conditions and a frame rate for frame capture. The method may also include capturing a plurality of exposures for each frame based on... Agent:
20120120284 - Electronic apparatus, image capturing apparatus and method thereof: The present invention discloses an electronic apparatus, an image capturing apparatus and a method thereof. The image capturing method comprises the steps of: capturing a plurality of temporal images by an image capturing module; setting one of the temporal images as a base image by a processing module; determining whether... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120120285 - Method and apparatus for reconfiguring time of flight shot mode: A method and apparatus for configuring Time Of Flight sensor and data transfer for dynamically reconfigurable sensor mode change depending on scene characteristics. The method includes configuring the sensor configuration set on normal shot mode, performing scene analysis on at least one captured scenes, when dynamic motion is detected and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120120283 - Rapid auto-focus using classifier chains, mems and/or multiple object focusing: A smart-focusing technique includes identifying an object of interest, such as a face, in a digital image. A focus-generic classifier chain is applied that is trained to match both focused and unfocused faces and/or data from a face tracking module is accepted. Multiple focus-specific classifier chains are applied, including a... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20120120287 - Image outputting apparatus, image outputting method, image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and image pickup apparatus: The present disclosure provides an image outputting apparatus, including, an image pickup section, an error correction code calculation section adapted to calculate an error correction code using pixel data, which configure an image obtained by image pickup by the image pickup section, as an information word, and an outputting section... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120286 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a pixel unit in which pixels are arranged in a matrix form; an electronic shutter scanning circuit controlling an accumulation time of the pixels for each line of the pixel unit; a flicker correction circuit correcting flicker generated in a signal... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120120288 - Solid state image sensor: A solid state image sensor includes an extracting unit including a plurality of pixels, each having an optical waveguide formed by a core and a clad for guiding incident light entering the pixel to a photoelectric converter section via the core. The extracting unit is formed by at least two... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120120289 - Image outputting apparatus, image outputting method, image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, data structure and imaging apparatus: An image outputting apparatus includes a header production section for producing a header including header information formed from first and second frame information regarding whether pixel data included in a payload are of first and last lines of one frame, respectively, first line information regarding whether or not the pixel... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120290 - Image sensing device and method for operating the same: An image sensing device includes, inter alia, a ramp signal generation unit generating a ramp signal that decreases during first and second periods for finding data values corresponding to a pixel signal and an offset value, respectively. The image sensing device also includes a comparison unit compares the pixel signal... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120120291 - Image-capturing device, image-capturing method, and image-capturing program: An electronic shutter control part is configured to control an electronic shutter. A mechanical shutter has a light-shielding part. The mechanical shutter is configured to end exposing the first and second photoelectric conversion elements by moving the light-shielding part. The assessing part is configured to assess whether the length of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120120292 - Method and system for operating an image data collection device: In accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided to form an image using an active pixel sensor imager (108). The method includes placing an active pixel sensor (202) in electrical contact with a column readout line (204), placing a sample-and-hold capacitor into electrical contact... Agent:
20120120293 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic equipment: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit in which a plurality of pixels converting physical quantities into electric signals are arranged in a two-dimensional shape, a vertical signal line for reading signals from the pixels, and column circuits arranged corresponding to columns of the pixel unit and collecting the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120295 - Image sensor, data output method, image pickup device, and camera: An image sensor includes: a pixel array block configured to get image data by photoelectrically converting light; a register group configured to store information associated with processing of the image sensor; and a parallel interface configured to output the image data to outside in parallel output; wherein the parallel interface... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120294 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: An solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region formed on a semiconductor substrate, an effective pixel region and a shielded optical black region in the pixel region, a multilayer wiring layer formed on a surface of the side opposite to a light incident side of the semiconductor substrate, a supporting... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120296 - Methods and systems for dynamically presenting enhanced content during a presentation of a media content instance: Exemplary methods and systems for dynamically presenting enhanced content during a presentation of a media content instance are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes an enhanced content presentation system detecting, within a view acquired by a camera, a display device presenting a media content instance, displaying the view acquired by... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120120297 - Actuator inside of motion control: A device can comprise an outer frame, a platform, and a motion control mechanism. The motion control mechanism can be adapted to permit movement of the platform in a desired direction with respect to the outer frame and inhibit rotation of the platform with respect to the outer frame. An... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.
20120120298 - Lens module, camera module, and method for making lens module: A lens module includes a lens holder, a liquid crystal lens, wires, and a driving unit. The holder includes an outer surface, a first end portion adjacent to an object side, and a second end portion adjacent to an image side. The first end portion and the second end portion... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120120299 - Portable electronic device with adjustable camera: A portable electronic device includes a main body, a camera electrically connected to the main body, and a holder assembly. The holder assembly includes a first connecting beam, a second connecting beam, and a third connecting beam. The second connecting beam is rotatably connected to an end of the first... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120120301 - Camera applications in a handheld device: A hand held device containing at least one camera can perform various functions. In some embodiments, the optical path between the lens and the optical sensor may be redirected at least once to allow it to fit within the body of a narrow device. For example, at least one reflector... Agent:
20120120300 - Image sensor with two transfer gate off voltage lines: An apparatus of one aspect includes an array of pixels. Each of the pixels includes a photosensitive element and a transfer transistor coupled with the photosensitive element. Each of the transfer transistors has a transfer gate. The apparatus also includes a first transfer gate off voltage supply conductor and a... Agent:
20120120302 - Focus control method and culture observation apparatus: The focus control culture observation apparatus enable simple and reliable detection of a focusing position of an objective lens on a subject and with certainty. When a focusing position is detected, an area, which includes an edge portion of the culture medium drop is selected as an AF area which... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120120303 - Image-pickup apparatus and method for adjusting tracking curves: The method includes a first adjusting step of adjusting a first tracking curve which has been set so as to keep an in-focus state between a position of a magnification-varying lens and a position of an image sensor, and a second adjusting step of adjusting a second tracking curve which... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120120304 - Digital image processing using face detection and skin tone information: A technique for processing a digital image uses face detection to achieve one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that corresponds to a face image within the digital image. A skin tone is detected for the face image by determining one or more default... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20120120305 - Imaging apparatus, program, and focus control method: An imaging apparatus includes an optical system, a first focusing section that controls a focus of the optical system, and performs a first focusing process based on a first evaluation value, a second focusing section that controls the focus of the optical system, and performs a second focusing process based... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120120306 - Techniques for network-centric scheduled power provisioning: A method is performed in a power sourcing device (PSD). The method includes, for each of a plurality of powered devices (PDs) configured to time-varyingly draw power from the PSD, (a) receiving a set of power requirements for that PD, (b) assigning a set of amounts of power to be... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120120307 - Foreign substance removing device and image pickup device: A dust removing device includes an oscillation body including at least an elastic member and an electromechanical energy conversion element which is fixed to the elastic member, wherein the electromechanical energy conversion element is configured to excite oscillation in the elastic member to remove dust. A rigidity-increasing member configured to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120120308 - Capillary actuator deployment: A method for making an actuator includes forming a substantially planar actuator device of an electrically conductive material, the device incorporating an outer frame, a fixed frame attached to the outer frame, a moveable frame disposed parallel to the fixed frame, a motion control flexure coupling the moveable frame to... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies
20120120311 - Distributed image retargeting: A method for retargeting an image in a system comprising a transmitter connected to at least one receiver through a communication network, comprises: —computing (35) by said transmitter a saliency map of said image; —transmitting (37) said image and said saliency map from said transmitter to said at least one... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120120310 - Programmable signal processing circuit and method of interleaving: A programmable signal processing circuit is used to (de-)interleave a data stream. Data from the signal stream is stored in a data memory (28) and read in a different sequence. The programmable signal processing circuit is used for computing addresses, for use in said storing and/or reading. The programmable signal... Agent: Silicon Hive B.v.
20120120309 - Transmission apparatus and transmission method: A transmission apparatus configured to transmit moving image data to another apparatus inputs moving image data and, if some of the input moving image data is to be excluded from the moving image data to be transmitted according to a transmission state, excludes the moving image data of a frame... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120120312 - Image synthesizing device, coding device, program, and recording medium: In order to prevent obstruction of a view of a subtitle due to synthesis of the subtitle onto an object area such as a person and display of the synthesized subtitle, an image synthesizing device includes: an image synthesizing unit which synthesizes a graphics object onto an image; and a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120120313 - High density wireless system: A method and apparatus for communicating within a wireless microphone system having a plurality of audio channels. The method includes the steps of dividing a small block of radio frequency spectrum associated with a single television broadcast channel into a plurality of at least 20 contiguous subchannels that are also... Agent: Audio-technica U.s. Inc.
20120120314 - Lip sync error detection and correction: A method of managing lip synchronization error in a multimedia content delivery network includes identifying a video packet and an audio packet associated with the video packet and determining a synchronization offset between the audio and video packets at a first monitoring point in the network. The audio and video... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120120315 - Tracking activation of licensable component in audio video device by unique product identification: An audio-video display device (AVDD) includes a licensable component providing a licensable function. The licensable function is available to present data on the AVDD without paying a license fee to exploit the licensable function, when the AVDD is in a retail demonstration mode, whereas post-vending of the AVDD the licensable... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120316 - Image display apparatus and method of operating the same: An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. An image display apparatus as embodied and broadly disclosed herein may include a video image displayed in a first area of the display module. A first and second card objects may be displayed in a second and... Agent:
20120120317 - Mobile terminal and metadata applying method thereof: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a touch screen display unit configured to display a video; and a controller configured to receive metadata that can be displayed in association with the video and to control the display unit to... Agent:
20120120318 - Method and apparatus for receiving broadcasting signals and display device using the same: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for receiving broadcasting signals. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining a channel number of contents included in a first broadcasting signal; and allocating a channel number into contents included in a second broadcasting signal by using the obtained channel... Agent:
20120120319 - Acoustic signal corrector and acoustic signal correcting method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises (i) an image extraction module configured to extract representative images from a plurality of frames which constitute video content data, and to output time stamp information indicative of time points at which the extracted representative images appear, and (ii) an image list... Agent:
20120120320 - System and method for on-the-fly key color generation: The video output system in a computer system reads pixel information from a frame buffer to generate a video output signal. In addition, a full-motion video may also be displayed. Reading from both the frame buffer and the full-motion video buffer when displaying the full-motion video window wastes valuable memory... Agent: Ncomputing Inc.
20120120322 - Portable wireless device: Disclosed is a portable wireless device which can receive signals at a wideband with good sensitivity, and change a narrowband wherein signals are received with high sensitivity. In this device, a wireless unit (105) demodulates signals received by an antenna (101) or modulates signals to be transmitted by the antenna... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120120321 - Supplying omitted critical code portion to activate licensable component in audio video device: An audio-video display device includes a licensable component requiring software code to execute a licensable function. The device is vended with the software code but without the critical piece of code. Upon determining that a license for the licensable function has been activated, the critical piece of code is downloaded... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120323 - Audio video device with externally bundled tv tuner: A CE device is vended with a TV tuner module which may be provided in an envelope in the same shipping container along with instructions to the consumer to connect the tuner module to the CE device if TV capabilities are desired and to return the module for a rebate... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120120324 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: A backlight unit 12 according to the present invention includes LEDs 17 as light sources, an LED board 18 mounting the LEDs 17 thereon, a chassis 14 that stores the LED board 18 therein and includes an attachment hole 14e, a body portion 24 that sandwiches the LED board 18... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120120326 - Edge-light illuminating device, liquid crystal display device and television receiving device: Provided is an edge-light illuminating device capable of preventing formation of a gap between point light sources and edge faces of a light guide plate, and also capable of allowing heat expansion of the light guide plate. An edge-light illuminating device 1 for illuminating a liquid crystal panel from behind... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120120325 - Support pin, illumination device, display device, and television receiving device: In a support pin (11) for supporting optical members (43 to 45) through which light from a LED (24) passes, the portion of a top (14), which is in contact with a diffusion plate (43), is formed of a light reflective material, and the portion of a column (12), which... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120120327 - Electronic retail shelf pricing and promotional display modular system: There is provided an electronic display system for retail product displays including an electronic display apparatus, a controller, a database stored plan-o-gram data and associated devices.... Agent:05/10/2012 > 124 patent applications in 70 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120113209 - Non-interference field-of-view support apparatus for a panoramic facial sensor: A support apparatus with adjustable mechanisms hold a spherical field-of-regard image and audio sensor assembly located at its distal end in front of a users face such that the user's fine focus field-of-view of the foreground is not blocked by the mast or the sensor assembly. Automated mechanisms rotate and... Agent:
20120113210 - 3d video communication apparatus and method for video processing of 3d video communication apparatus: A video communication method includes: acquiring a plurality of 2D images corresponding to a talker using a 3D camera; adjusting a point of convergence of the plurality of 2D images using a feature point of the talker; detecting an object located between the talker and the 3D camera using the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113211 - Apparatus and method for configuring screen for video call using facial expression: Apparatus and method for configuring a screen for a video call using a facial expression by recognizing a face from an image, calculating facial expression information for an expression of the recognized face, and determining whether there is a change in expression of the recognized face by comparing the calculated... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113212 - Terminal, multipoint control unit, system and method for implementing high definition multiple pictures: A terminal, multipoint control unit, system and method for implementing high definition multiple pictures are provided by the present invention. The method comprises the following steps of: a Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) calculating a high definition video code stream format according to video conference control information, and sending a capability... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120113214 - Regulating method for panoramic imaging, apparatus for the same, and panoramic imaging apparatus: A regulating method for panoramic imaging, a regulating apparatus for the same, and a panoramic imaging apparatus are provided. The method includes: determining the circular viewing angle and the pitch angle of the current zone which is ready for being detected, determining the side length of the rectangular imaging part... Agent: Puwell Technologies Co., Ltd.
20120113213 - Wide format sensor: A method of making a high resolution wide format sensor for imaging a moving image conjugate includes assembling, imaging and processing. Plural sensors are assembled on a carrier. Each sensor images a strip portion of the moving image conjugate. The plural sensors are disposed so that strip portions imaged by... Agent: Teledyne Dalsa, Inc.
20120113215 - Head bracket: A head bracket for providing multiple horizontal panoramic pictures simultaneously comprises a video camera, a longitudinally rotating motor, a transversally rotating motor, sliding rings, a connection interface, and a support. A supporting pipe is arranged at center of head bracket and provided with multiple coaxial heads. Sliding rings are arranged... Agent: Weihai Future Robot Co., Ltd
20120113216 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling an image photographing therein: A mobile terminal including a first camera configured to receive an input of a first image; a second camera configured to receive an input of a second image; a touchscreen configured to display a photograph command key including a first zone, a second zone and a common zone; and a... Agent:
20120113219 - Image conversion apparatus and display apparatus and methods using the same: A method for converting an image in an image conversion apparatus is provided. The method includes receiving a stereo image, down-scaling the stereo image, performing stereo-matching by applying adaptive weight to the down-scaled stereo images, generating a depth map according to the stereo-matching, up-scaling the depth map by referring to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113221 - Image processing apparatus and method: A combination image has a pair of 3D-presentation images horizontally or vertically arranged and resulting from compressing original 3D-presentation images into half size. One of the left-hand and right-hand haves or the upper and lower halves of the combination image is set as a to-be-enhanced image while the other is... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation
20120113217 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and recording medium: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a recording medium that allow a reproducing apparatus to determine which one of a base stream and an enhancement stream obtained by encoding video data obtained from a plurality of viewpoints using a predetermined... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113218 - Receiving apparatus and receiving method: It is an object of the present invention to provide a content receiving apparatus capable of receiving, storing, and externally exporting content distributed from various networks. A receiving apparatus for receiving a digital signal in which a 3D video program and a 2D video program are mixedly present, includes a... Agent:
20120113220 - Video output device, video output method, reception device and reception method: In order to effectively determine 3D video from the video information, improve the user convenience while avoiding the risk of erroneous determination due to unconditional 3D switching, and reduce process load due to unconditional determination of the video, a 3D determination method based on video information is performed by means... Agent: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113222 - Video signal processing apparatus, video signal processing method, and computer program: A video signal processing apparatus includes a correction pixel determining unit configured to detect an edge and a background region of a left-eye image and a right-eye image so as to determine a pixel that is to be corrected, a correction amount map forming unit configured to calculate a correction... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113226 - 3d imaging device and 3d reproduction device: A 3D imaging device is provided that includes an identification unit, a parallax information decision unit, a display position decision unit, and a 3D display control unit. The identification unit calculates parallax information with respect to an object image based on a first image signal and a second image signal.... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120113227 - Apparatus and method for generating a fully focused image by using a camera equipped with a multi-color filter aperture: Provided are an apparatus and method for generating a fully focused image. A depth map generation unit generates a depth map of an input image obtained by a multiple color filter aperture (MCA) camera. A channel shifting & alignment unit extractes subimages which include objects with same focal distance based... Agent: Chung-ang University Industry-academy Cooperation Foundation
20120113225 - Biometric measurement systems and methods: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides a method of generating crop biometric information in field conditions that includes scanning top surfaces of various plant crown structures of a plurality of plants in one or more rows of plants within a field to collect scan data of the crown structures.... Agent: Monsanto Technology LLC
20120113224 - Determining loudspeaker layout using visual markers: A method consistent with certain implementations involves at a listening position, capturing a plurality of photographic images with a camera of a corresponding plurality of loudspeakers forming part of an audio system; determining from the plurality of captured images, a geometric configuration representing a positioning of the plurality of loudspeakers... Agent:
20120113223 - User interaction in augmented reality: Techniques for user-interaction in augmented reality are described. In one example, a direct user-interaction method comprises displaying a 3D augmented reality environment having a virtual object and a real first and second object controlled by a user, tracking the position of the objects in 3D using camera images, displaying the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120113231 - 3d camera: A three-dimensional (3D) camera and a method of operating the same are provided. The 3D camera includes: a first photographing lens unit; a first image sensor which obtains first image information of an object through the first photographing lens unit; a beam division unit disposed on an optical path between... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113230 - Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A digital photographing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The digital photographing apparatus that generates a 3D image includes a digital signal processing unit that generates the 3D image based on a first image obtained by photographing a predetermined object and a second image sent from another digital... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113228 - Image display system, image display apparatus, and image display method: A hand-held image display apparatus includes a touch panel, a stereoscopic display apparatus, a first imaging section, and a second imaging section. The hand-held image display apparatus detects a marker from a real world image shot by at least one of the first imaging section and the second imaging section,... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20120113229 - Rotate and hold and scan (rahas) structured light illumination pattern encoding and decoding: A unique computer-implemented process, system, and computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon, executable program code and instructions for 3-dimentional (3-D) image acquisition of a contoured surface-of-interest under observation by at least one camera and employing a preselected SLI pattern. The system includes a 3-D video sequence capture unit having (a)... Agent: University Of Kentucky Research Foundation (ukrf)
20120113232 - Multiple camera system and method for selectable interaxial separation: Systems and methods are provided for 3-D photography. Multiple cameras or lens and sensor assemblies are employed to provide a range of interaxial separations. A user selects two of such cameras to achieve a desired interaxial separation, the two cameras separated by an interaxial separation closest to that desired. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113233 - Stereoscopic imaging optical system, imaging device, and camera: A stereoscopic imaging optical system having a function to adjust a stereo base, an imaging device that includes the stereoscopic imaging optical system, and a camera that includes the imaging device, are provided. The stereoscopic imaging optical system includes two imaging lens systems arranged in parallel, and two diaphragms arranged... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120113235 - 3d glasses, systems, and methods for optimized viewing of 3d video content: 3D glasses, 3D glasses systems, and related methods are disclosed for determining an orientation of the 3D glasses, and at least one of: indicating such to a user or adjusting disparity of the 3D content for optimizing a 3D video content viewing experience. The orientation of 3D glasses is determined... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113236 - Portable auto-stereoscopic media displaying and recording device: The present invention is a portable auto-stereoscopic media displaying and recording device. An auto-stereoscopic display screen allows a user to view stereoscopic electronic media without the need for specialized glasses. The user is able to create stereoscopic electronic media with the present invention through a 3D ASIC camera. The present... Agent:
20120113234 - Stereoscopic image display device and driving method thereof, and data driving apparatus and shutter glasses for stereoscopic image display device: A stereoscopic image display device includes a display unit including a plurality of pixels and a data driver supplying first image data for a first view point to the plurality of pixels, second image data for a second view point to the plurality of pixels after supply of the first... Agent:
20120113237 - Organic electroluminescence display device, video display system, and video display method: An organic electroluminescence display includes pixels in a matrix that each emits visible light. A data line driver supplies a video signal to each pixel. The video signal includes first and second frames corresponding to first-eye and second-eye image information. A scanning line driver distributes a scanning signal to each... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120113238 - Drawn image sharing apparatus, drawn image sharing system, and drawn image sharing method: A disclosed drawn image sharing apparatus making objects to be drawn on share drawn images includes an image receiving portion from another drawn image sharing apparatus; an image supplying portion supplying a received image to a focusing device to produce an image; an image acquiring portion acquiring a sharing image... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20120113239 - System and method for displaying an image stream: A system and method to display an image stream captured by an in vivo imaging capsule may include selecting a first subset of images from an original image stream for display as a reduced image stream. The reduced image stream may be displayed in a main image window on a... Agent:
20120113240 - Apparatus and methods for full-mouth intraoral image acquisition: Apparatus and methods for full-mouth intraoral image acquisition. An intraoral sensor configuration includes a multi-aperture digital camera and/or a conformal layered sensor structure, a bite piece, and an electronic cable for imaging inside surfaces of a mouth of a patient without having to re-position the digital camera and/or the conformal... Agent:
20120113241 - Fingertip tracking for touchless user interface: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for providing a gesture-based user interface. For example, according to some aspects of the disclosure, a user interface generally includes a camera and a computing device that identifies and tracks the motion of one or more fingertips of a user. In some examples, the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120113242 - Data management in a linear-array-based microscope slide scanner: Systems and methods for processing, storing, and viewing extremely large imagery data rapidly produced by a linear-array-based microscope slide scanner are provided. The system receives, processes, and stores imagery data produced by the linear scanner as a series of overlapping image stripes and combines the data into a seamless and... Agent: Aperio Technologies, Inc.
20120113243 - Inspection system: An inspection system for flat objects, especially wafers and dies, comprising: a handling system for loading objects into the inspection system; a sensor assembly for receiving images or measuring values of the object surface or parts of the object surface; a driving assembly for generating a relative movement between the... Agent: Hseb Dresden Gmbh
20120113244 - Methods, apparatus and systems for marking material color detection in connection with locate and marking operations: Systems, methods, and apparatus for determining a color of marking material dispensed by a marking device onto a surface to mark a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area that is planned to be excavated or disturbed during excavation activities. In some embodiments,... Agent: Certusview Technologies, LLC
20120113247 - Lighting device for alignment and exposure device having the same: A ring shape lighting device, used for lighting the mark around the CCD camera, has a lighting device, a lighting brightness control device, a lighting height control device, a lighting color control device and a controller. The controller controls these devices and detects the marks using the CCD camera, by... Agent: Adtec Engineering Co., Ltd.
20120113246 - Line-width inspection device: The present invention discloses a line-width inspection device. The line-width inspection device has a platform, an image capturing device, a main light source device and at least one compensation light source device. The image capturing device is mounted above the platform, aligned with an inspection area of the platform and... Agent: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
20120113248 - Device for inspecting containers: Device for inspecting containers or the like, in particular bottles of glass or plastics, with an inspection module mounted at a conveying path, where, be able to adapt the device more flexibly to corresponding customer demands and to reduce assembly and adjustment works, the device is formed as a modular... Agent: Krones Ag
20120113250 - Apparatus for determining the three dimensions of a parcel: A method of determining the three dimensions of a parcel, in which method the parcel to be measured is placed against an orthogonal reference support and an image is acquired of said orthogonal reference support having three graduated scales defining the three perpendicular axes of the frame of reference, and... Agent: Neopost Technologies
20120113252 - Distance measuring method, distance measuring system and processing software thereof: A distance measuring system includes a light source module, an image capturing device and a processing module. The light source module transmits a light beam having a speckle pattern to a first flat surface and a second flat surface, and an object. The image capturing device captures the image of... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20120113249 - Electronic apparatus and computer program for controlling operations on the basis of signals from sensors: An electronic apparatus that receives a signal from a sensor device, the electronic apparatus having: an environmental signal acquiring unit that acquires an environmental signal at specific sampling intervals, the environmental signal being input from the sensor device; an environmental signal storage unit that stores the acquired environmental signal until... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120113251 - Method and apparatus for calculating position information of an image: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for calculating position information of an image captured by an imaging device, the method including capturing the image by an imaging device; determining whether position information is available; measuring a movement direction and a velocity of the imaging device, when the position... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113255 - Apparatus, system, and method of image processing, and recording medium storing image processing control program: An image processing apparatus at one site obtains a currently captured image that includes a drawing image of a drawing area of a drawing object and an image of a peripheral area of the drawing object, determines whether the drawing image changes from a time when a previously captured image... Agent:
20120113254 - Miniature billboard advertisements having security features: Street-level advertising billboards may offer advertisers an additional method to reach consumers, either while they are driving or walking through city streets. The billboards may be located on stoplights, walk/don't walk signs, or the like. The billboards may include an electronic display panel for displaying an advertisement, a network interface... Agent:
20120113253 - Residential video surveillance device: A video surveillance device for monitoring an area nearby the entryway to a residence. The device is a single unit that can be removably secured to an exterior door. Movement in a monitored area is perceived by a motion detector that sends an initiation signal to a video camera, which... Agent:
20120113257 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, image capturing circuit, and program: Provided is an image capturing apparatus for capturing an image of a target object by optically scanning the target object by moving in a predetermined scanning direction. The apparatus includes light-receiving devices that are arranged on a light-receiving surface of the image capturing apparatus in a direction perpendicular to the... Agent:
20120113256 - System for detecting image abnormalities: An image capture system for capturing images of an object, the image capture system comprising a moving platform such as an airplane, one or more image capture devices mounted to the moving platform, and a detection computer. The image capture device has a sensor for capturing an image. The detection... Agent:
20120113261 - Blind-spot image display system for vehicle, and blind-spot image display method for vehicle: A see-through side view monitor system (A1) including a camera (1), an external monitor (2), and an image processing controller (3) having an image deformation unit (33) configured to perform point-of-view conversion on a real camera image signal inputted from the camera into a blind-spot image that is viewed from... Agent:
20120113258 - Camera system and method for operating a camera system for a motor vehicle: A camera system for a motor vehicle includes an image sensor for outputting image signals and multiple optical elements. The optical elements include a switchable optical element which is part of a first camera optical system in the first switching state and part of a second camera optical system in... Agent:
20120113259 - Track-side fault detection system and method and apparatus for implementing the same: A track-side fault detection system, includes a central station and at least one field station at the track side, with the field station including a control apparatus and at least two cameras. The cameras shoot a train when said train passes by and send the shot image data to the... Agent: Siemens Ag
20120113260 - Vehicular vision system: A vehicular vision system includes a photosensor array having a forward field of view to the exterior of the vehicle through the windshield of the vehicle. A portion of the photosensor array captures image data representative of an item of interest exterior the vehicle and within the forward field of... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20120113262 - Mobile device and method for monitoring of vehicles: A mobile monitoring device including a first sensor for measuring the speed of vehicles passing through a first detection range with a first time stamp; a second sensor for measuring the geometry of vehicles passing through a second detection range with a second time stamp; a camera for recording images... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag
20120113263 - Privacy ensuring covert camera: A device for monitoring a privacy sensitive area, includes an image receiving device, such as a camera, disposed inside a housing chassis. The image receiving device includes a camera lens. Additionally, a movable obstruction member configured to selectively obstruct a camera lens is disposed on the device and is configured... Agent:
20120113264 - Multi-feed event viewing: A method may include receiving a number of video feeds from video capture devices located at an event venue. The number of video feeds may be dynamically analyzed to determine feed information associated with the number of video feeds. A request to view a multi-feed event may be received from... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120113266 - Methods of manufacturing a camera system having multiple image sensors: A method of manufacturing an image sensor from two defective image sensor arrays having identical structural design, each having substantially the same field of view and aligned to view substantially the same scene. The method includes providing a first defective image sensor array, having known defective pixels, providing a second... Agent: Nextvision Stabilized Systems Ltd
20120113265 - Network video recorder system: An apparatus and method is presented for network video management and recording of video signals and video analytics generated by a network of IP-enabled cameras. A set of IP cameras are connected in a LAN to a network video recorder further connected by LAN or WAN to a set of... Agent:
20120113267 - Image capturing apparatus, method, and recording medium capable of continuously capturing object: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a designating unit configured to designate a main-area or a position to which a moving object is to reach, in each captured image captured by the image capturing unit, an image capturing control unit configured to control the image capturing unit... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120113268 - Image generation apparatus, image generation method and storage medium: An image generation apparatus comprises: a first-image obtaining unit adapted to obtain an image obtained by causing an image capturing unit to capture the grip unit controlled so as to place the target object in one predetermined orientation of a plurality of predetermined orientations with respect to the image capturing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113269 - Receiver and a transmitter: A receiver is described for a testing device for a data stream in which the data stream comprises a plurality of encoded data components. The receiver comprises an input for inputting a plurality of encoded data components, a processor for processing the plurality of encoded data components; and a plurality... Agent: Strategy & Technology Limited
20120113270 - Monitoring audio fidelity and audio-video synchronization: Methods, systems, and computer programs for monitoring quality of audio delivered over a communications channel are presented. One method includes an operation for defining timestamps. The timestamps are associated with a measure of time while delivering audio to a client computer, where each timestamp includes a plurality of timestamp bits.... Agent: Vmware, Inc.
20120113274 - Augmented reality interface for video tagging and sharing: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation... Agent:
20120113272 - Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and control method thereof: The present invention is directed to providing an imaging apparatus that can determine an imaging scene of an input image with high accuracy. The imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to image an object image and output image data, a determination unit configured to, based on the image data,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113271 - Processor and image processing system using the same: A processor comprising groups of plural processor elements and corresponding data registers. When a first operating mode is selected, distinct data to be calculated is written to the data registers of the groups. The same data is written to the data registers of at least two groups when a second... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120113273 - System, method, and devices for searching for a digital image over a communication network: Systems, devices, and methods for searching using at least one digital image over a communication network are disclosed. Embodiments include a remote computer server receiving a digital image from a digital capturing device and the remote computer server processing the digital image to provide digital image processing information. Further, the... Agent: Ariel Inventions LLC
20120113275 - Systems and methods for person's verification using portrait photographs taken by a verifier-controlled digital camera: One embodiment of the present invention envisions providing requester with a computer program for a remote computer equipped with a digital photo camera. The computer program controls the camera and prevents alterations to an image taken with the camera. The unaltered image of a portrait photograph of the requester is... Agent: The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
20120113276 - Multi-camera: A method of making a high resolution camera includes assembling, imaging and processing. The assembling includes assembling on a carrier a plurality of sensors. Each sensor is for imaging a portion of an object. The plurality of sensors are disposed so that the portions imaged by adjacent sensors overlap in... Agent: Teledyne Dalsa, Inc.
20120113278 - Imaging apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method, and program: Disclosed is an imaging apparatus including a plurality of imaging units; a correction unit that executes a correction process for images captured by a plurality of the imaging units; and a control unit that computes a correction parameter applied to a correction process in the correction unit, wherein the correction... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113279 - Digital photographing apparatus and control method: A digital photographing apparatus such as a digital camera, having a retractable body tube containing a lens assembly, and a method of controlling the same. The digital camera receives an ongoing series of images, analyzes differences between images to determine an abnormal camera condition such as dropping the camera, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113280 - Automatic engagement of image stabilization: An image stabilized digital image capture device, comprising an image sensor for capturing a digital image; an optical system for imaging a scene onto the image sensor; an image stabilization system; an exposure control system; a memory system; and a processor. The processor is used to perform the steps of... Agent:
20120113281 - Digital photographing apparatus and control method thereof: A digital photographing apparatus and a control method thereof are disclosed. The digital photographing apparatus receives a voice, recognizes the received voice, and stores the recognized voice to correspond to a face. In this way, by recognizing the voice while displaying an image, an owner of the voice can be... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113282 - Image pick-up apparatus and control method thereof: The image pick-up apparatus has an image pick-up unit that picks up an image and outputs RAW still image data; a creation unit that creates, when the RAW still image data is picked up, a development parameter that is a parameter used in development processing of the RAW still image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113283 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus having a recording mode that is switchable between motion picture recording and still picture recording includes an optical element, a motor that includes a rotor having a magnet, and a stator having a coil configured to provide a rotational force to the magnet, the motor being configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113284 - Solid-state image sensing device and image sensing system: A solid-state image sensing device comprises a first readout circuit configured to read out a signal from a pixel array including a plurality of pixels, a signal holding unit configured to hold the signal read out from the first readout circuit, a second readout circuit configured to read out the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113286 - Analog to digital converters, image sensor systems, and methods of operating the same: An analog to digital converter (ADC) can include a multi-input comparison unit configured to compare a pixel voltage from an image sensor, a comparison voltage comprising a stepped voltage modified during a coarse mode of operation, and a ramp voltage comprising a ramped voltage modified to one another during a... Agent:
20120113293 - Image capture device with four processing units: An image capture device that has an image sensor, a RISC core, four processing units connected in parallel to the RISC core via a data cache, the four processing units being interconnected with a crossbar switch and an image sensor interface. The image sensor interface is configured to receive image... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20120113288 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes: an image sensor that converts an optical image to electronic image information; an image processor that carries out image processing on the electronic image information obtained via the image sensor to obtain image data; a tilt angle detector that detects a tilt angle of the imaging... Agent:
20120113289 - Methods and apparatuses for image processing: Methods and apparatuses for generating a low dynamic range image for a high dynamic range scene. In one aspect, a method to generate a low dynamic range image from a high dynamic range image, includes: determining one or more regions of the high dynamic range image containing pixels having values... Agent:
20120113287 - Optical imaging systems and methods utilizing nonlinear and/or spatially varying image processing: Systems and methods include optics having one or more phase modifying elements that modify wavefront phase to introduce image attributes into an optical image. A detector converts the optical image to electronic data while maintaining the image attributes. A signal processor subdivides the electronic data into one or more data... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20120113285 - Overlaying data in an augmented reality user interface: Disclosed are various embodiments for overlaying data in an augmented reality user interface. A camera associated with a mobile device is accessed and activated, and a location associated with the mobile device is detected. A direction in which the camera is pointed is detected and video captured by the camera... Agent: Epic Think Media, LLC
20120113291 - Photo-sensor, measurement apparatus and camera system: The present invention provides a photo-sensor with a stable current limiting function and pixel reset function. When the incident light quantity of the phototransistor is equal to or less than a predetermined quantity and the base potential of the phototransistor is in a first potential of an operation point in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113290 - Solid-state image sensing device and camera system: A solid-state image sensing device includes: a pixel part in which pixels are arranged in a matrix; and a pixel signal readout part including an AD conversion part that analog-digital (AD)-converts a pixel signal read out from the pixel part. Each of the adjacent pixels or one of the pixels... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113292 - Solid-state imaging device and camera: A solid-state imaging device includes pixel cells that are formed on a substrate having a first substrate surface side, on which light is irradiated, and a second substrate surface side, on which elements are formed, and separated by an adjacent cell group and an element separation layer for each of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113294 - Camera device, color calibration method, and program: A camera device (1) includes: an imaging unit (2) having a complementary color filter; a color temperature estimating unit (8) that estimates a color temperature on the basis of a video signal obtained from the imaging unit (2); a color parameter calculating unit (9) that calculates a color parameter value... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120113295 - Image capturing apparatus capable of adjusting white balance: An image capturing apparatus 1 includes an image capturing unit 20 that acquires data of a first image captured with light and a second image captured without light, a white balance gain calculation unit 15 that acquires gain values of each color component of the first and second images, an... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120113297 - Camera device, exposure control method, and program: A camera device (1) includes an imaging unit (2) which outputs a long exposure signal and a short exposure signal in one field period. A face detection unit (8) detects a face area from an image captured by the imaging unit (2). The weighting processing unit (12) applies a weighting... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120113296 - Imaging device and imaging method: An imaging device, capable of generating a movie or a live view that has a part that has been subjected to image processing within at least a frame, includes an imaging section for converting a subject image into electrical signals and outputting image data in live view, a bright spot... Agent:
20120113298 - Image evaluation method, image capturing method and digital camera thereof for evaluating and capturing images according to composition of the images: An image evaluation method for a digital camera includes analyzing the composition of an image for obtaining a characteristic of the composition of the image, computing information of an ideal composition based on the obtained characteristic of the composition of the image, and generating an indication according to the information... Agent:
20120113299 - First-in-first-out (fifo) buffered median scene non-uniformity correction method: A buffered scene-based non-uniformity correction method includes receiving a plurality of frames of video image data from an image detector; determining relative movement of a current image frame with respect to a previous image frame and responsive to a determination of substantial movement, adding the current image frame to a... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120113300 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In order to effectively accomplish blur restoration in a short time, an image processing apparatus includes a blur restoration unit configured to perform blur restoration processing on image data according to an object distance and a blur restoration distance correction unit configured to correct a blur restoration distance that represents... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113301 - Image processing apparatus, image capturing apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus for processing image signals output from an image sensor having a plurality of unit cells each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements for receiving light passing through different pupil regions and each of which can be read out separately, wherein: a detection unit detects a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113303 - Apparatus and method to generate image: An apparatus and method to generate an image in which images having different exposure amounts are generated are provided. The apparatus and method synthesize the generated images and a high-sensitivity (or quality) image can be generated. The apparatus to generate an image includes an exposure adjustment unit to adjust an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20120113302 - Image pick up unit: An image pickup unit includes an image pickup lens, a lens array disposed on an image formation plane of the image pickup lens, and an image pickup device having a plurality of pixels arranged two-dimensionally along first and second directions intersecting each other. The lens array includes a plurality of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113304 - Color filter of back side illumination image sensor and method for fabricating the same: The invention provides a color filter of an illumination image sensor and a method for fabricating the same. A color filter of an illumination image sensor includes a light shield portion constructed by a plurality of grid photoresist patterns, wherein the light shield portion covers a back side surface of... Agent:
20120113305 - Solid-state image pickup device and method of resetting the same: A solid-state image pickup device comprises for each pixel a photoelectric converter PD, an input terminal FD of a signal amplifier and a transfer switch TX for transferring an optical signal from the photoelectric converter to the input terminal. The device additionally comprises means for resetting the photoelectric converter by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113306 - Image sensor with pipelined column analog-to-digital converters: An image sensor includes a plurality of pixel cells organized into rows and columns of a pixel array. A bit line is coupled to each of the pixel cells within a line of the pixel array. Readout circuitry is coupled to the bit line to readout the image data from... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20120113307 - Image processing apparatus, image display apparatus and imaging apparatus having the same, image processing method, and computer-readable medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus receives an image signal and generates a display image having an image range associated with a display area of a display unit from an image based on the image signal. The image processing apparatus includes a position-of-interest-calculating-unit, a frame-out-accuracy-calculation-unit, an alteration-variable-decision-unit and an image-alteration-unit. The position-of-interest-calculating-unit... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120113308 - Electronic device: If a movable unit connected to a main body and is rotatable around a first axis as a rotation center with respect to the main body in which a magnetic field generating member is provided is rotated around the first axis with respect to the main body, a magnetic field... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113309 - Image-capturing apparatus: An image-capturing apparatus including an imaging device to convert light into an electrical signal; a vibration plate disposed in front of the imaging device to transmit the light to the imaging device; a vibration generating unit mounted on the vibration plate and to generate a vibration when a driving signal... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113310 - Photographing optical lens assembly: A photographing optical lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface, a second lens element with negative refractive power, a third lens element with positive refractive power having a concave object-side surface... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.
20120113311 - Image capture device and method for adjusting focal point of lens of image capture device: A method for adjusting a focal point of a lens of an image capture device obtains a plurality of images of a monitored scene captured by a lens of the image capture device, and detects a motion area in the monitored scene from the obtained images. The method further adjusts... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120113313 - Image pickup apparatus that performs automatic focus control and control method for the image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus that can efficiently obtain an offset between focal positions detected in phase difference-based focus detection and contrast-based focus detection by using results of phase difference-based focus detection at multiple points. Focal positions in a plurality of regions based on a pair of image signals obtained from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113314 - Image-pickup apparatus: The image-pickup apparatus includes an image acquiring part respectively photoelectrically converting first and second object images respectively formed by first and second light fluxes into first image data and second image data, the first and second light fluxes being formed by dividing a light flux from an image-pickup optical system... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113312 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: where n1n is the refractive index of the first lens having a negative refractive power in the first lens unit for the d-line, ν1n is the Abbe constant of the first lens having a negative refractive power in the first lens unit, n1p is the refractive index of the second... Agent:
20120113316 - Focusing device and camera: A focusing device including: an optical system that includes a focusing lens; an image sensor that captures a subject image formed via the optical system and outputs an image signal containing a plurality of color components; an edge detection unit that detects an edge in correspondence to each color component... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120113315 - Focusing device, image pick-up apparatus, and control method: A focusing device includes a first focus-position determining unit configured to determine a focus position based on a change in a radio-frequency component in an image signal obtained with movement of a focusing lens, a second focus-position determining unit configured to determine a focus position by using a different process... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113317 - Electromagnetically shielded video camera and shielded enclosure for image capture devices: Camera arrangements that can include electromagnetic protection, such as from EMP/IEMI events, is disclosed. One example camera arrangement includes a camera including a viewfinder having a lens, and an electromagnetically shielded enclosure defining an interior volume containing the camera and configured to include at least one opening aligned with the... Agent:
20120113318 - Methods of adjustment free manufacture of focus free camera modules: Methods are provided for wafer scale manufacturing camera modules without adjustment components to compensate for assembly errors and optical errors incurred within manufacturing tolerances. Camera modules are assembled in wafer arrays from arrays of image sensors, arrays of lens structures and arrays of optical trim elements. At least one of... Agent: Lensvector Inc.
20120113319 - Display device and display method: A display device includes: a display unit including plural display sections divided in a first direction and performing line sequential scanning in the first direction; and an interpolation picture generation unit generating an interpolation picture in accordance with a timing at which each display section is scanned based on supplied... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113320 - Method and apparatus for transmitting event data: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for transmitting event data to a display device, wherein both image sequences for displaying images of an event and supplemental data for the display of additional information relating to the event are transmitted as event data by a transmission device... Agent: Amusys Amusement Systems Electronics Gmbh
20120113321 - Method and apparatus for communication between mobile phone and tv set: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for communication between a mobile phone and a TV set. The method comprises the following steps of: generating standard RGB signals by an LCD controller in a central processing unit (CPU) of the mobile phone; transmitting the RGB signals to... Agent: Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co.,ltd
20120113322 - Mixer to transmit audiovisual data: A mixer 110 can be connected to the computing system. The mixer can include a first input 115 to receive audiovisual data on a first channel from a content provider and a second input 120 to receive computer data. The mixer can transmit through an output 130 the audiovisual data... Agent:
20120113323 - Comparing low quality broadcasts to high quality braodcasts: A system, method, and computer program product for comparing a low quality broadcast to a high quality broadcast on a display device to show users the benefits of a high quality broadcast over a low quality broadcast. The display device capabilities are detected and compared to retrieved requirements for displaying... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120113324 - Receiver: A receiver 10 includes, on a module board 11, a first terrestrial wave tuner 16 and second terrestrial wave tuner 17 which receive broadcast signals of a first frequency band, and a first satellite wave tuner 14 which receives broadcast signals of a second frequency band different from the first... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120113325 - Television control method: A method is provided for controlling a television including a user input part for manipulating a channel adjusting item. The method includes displaying a channel map showing a predetermined number of channels including a tuned broadcast channel if the channel adjusting item is selected through the user input part, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120113326 - System and method for detecting motion vectors in a recursive hierarchical motion estimation system using a non-rasterized scan: The present disclosure provides a system and method for detecting motion vectors in an image frame using a recursive hierarchical process with a non-rasterized vector-scanning motion to reduce erroneous motion vectors in an image frame of a digital video sequence. In general, a resolution hierarchy is generated for an image... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20120113327 - Method for performing video display control within a video display system, and associated video processing circuit and video display system: A method for performing video processing within a video display system includes: detecting whether dropping at least one frame is required; and when it is detected that dropping the at least one frame is required, removing at least one flip command from a command queue and selectively removing at least... Agent:
20120113328 - Mounting substrate for semiconductor light emitting element, backlight chassis, display device and television receiver: Disclosed are a mounting substrate for semiconductor light emitting elements, a backlight chassis containing the substrate, a display device and a television receiver. The substrate is easily manufactured and has a simple structure that allows good dissipation of heat from semiconductor light emitting elements, and can suppress temperature increases when... Agent:
20120113330 - Computing device with imaging function and auto-focusing method for projection thereof: A auto-focusing method for projection of a computing device with imaging function is illustrated. The computing device exemplarily includes a projection unit, an image receiving unit, and a processing unit. The method firstly controls the projection unit to project images on plural positions along an optical axis. The method then... Agent: Silitek Electronic (guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
20120113329 - Laser projector: A laser projector has a cursor control unit, a main control unit, a laser generator and a scanning lens. The cursor control unit is used to generate and transmit cursor signals; the main control unit is used to obtain and process video signals and the cursor signals, both of which... Agent: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120113331 - Edge light type illuminating device, liquid crystal display device, television receiver, and method for manufacturing edge light type illuminating device: Provided is an edge light type illuminating device and the like that can suppress uneven brightness even when a reflective sheet is warped. The edge light type illuminating device includes a light source 2, a substantially transparent light guide plate 3 that is disposed with an end surface 13 thereof... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120113332 - Television and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing, a heat sink in the housing, a heat pipe including a curved portion toward the heat sink, and a fan including a cutout portion accommodating the curved portion.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba05/03/2012 > 172 patent applications in 85 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120105571 - System and method for realizing wireless video conference: The present disclosure relates to a method and a system for realizing wireless video conference. A conference control server is set in a wireless video conference system. In the course of the wireless video conference, a speaker AT sends a signaling stream and/or a data stream for the wireless video... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120105572 - Automatically adjusting a video-capture device: A video-capture device is configured to determine when it is disposed on a supporting surface and, in response, automatically adjust one or more device settings to optimize the device settings for automatic mode. In various embodiments, a sensor, such as a grip sensor, an inertial sensor, or a pressure sensor... Agent:
20120105573 - Framing an object for video conference: At least one camera lens captures a field of view comprising at least one object of interest, wherein the at least one camera lens is configured for extending the field of view in at least one direction. The at least one object of interest that is within said field of... Agent:
20120105576 - Arrangement of a rotary image capture unit for imaging objects on circuit boards at a polar viewing angle 45º: The invention is directed to a rotary image capture unit for imaging objects on printed circuit boards at a polar viewing angle of 45°. The object of the invention is to provide a possibility for realizing an object inspection from different, finely adjustable viewing angles (azimuth angle and polar angle)... Agent:
20120105578 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Both tilt information included in an image and positional information are acquired in order to calculate a relative tilt angle between at least two images. Whether the tilt information can be used to estimate the tilt angle (whether the tilt information is fake information) is determined from a distribution characteristic... Agent:
20120105575 - Optical device with electrically variable extended depth of field: A system and method for providing an optical device with a variable extended depth-of-field (EDOF). The optical device includes an optically transparent liquid crystal layer, an optically transparent phase mask, optically aligned with the liquid crystal layer and separated therefrom by an optically transparent substrate, an optically transparent index-matching layer,... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20120105577 - Panoramic image generation device and panoramic image generation method: A panoramic image generation device generates a panoramic image by synthesizing a plurality of static images constituting the moving image, determines a size at which a display panoramic image is to be cut out from the panoramic image, and detects a focus photography position from the panoramic image. The panoramic... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20120105574 - Panoramic stereoscopic camera: A panoramic stereographic camera includes a first cylindrical array of imagers with adjoining fields of view that cover a panoramic portion of a scene, each imager in the first cylindrical array being oriented at a first skew angle. A second cylindrical array of imagers with adjoining fields of view covers... Agent:
20120105579 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling an image photographing therein: A mobile terminal and method of controlling an image photographing therein are disclosed, by which a user interface for effectively receiving an input of a control command for each of a plurality of cameras provided to a mobile terminal can be provided. The present invention includes receiving an input of... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120105580 - Holographic apparatus and method: The invention relates to a method of and apparatus for displaying a holographically generated video image having plural video frames. For each period there is provided a respective sequential plurality of holograms. The holograms of the plural video frames are displayed for viewing the replay field thereof, and the noise... Agent:
20120105581 - 2d to 3d image and video conversion using gps and dsm: Converting two dimensional images to three dimensional images using Global Positioning System (GPS) data and Digital Surface Models (DSMs) is described herein. DSMs and GPS data are used to position a virtual camera. The distance between the virtual camera to the DSM is used to reconstruct a depth map. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105583 - Broadcast transmitter, broadcast receiver and 3d video data processing method thereof: A broadcast transmitter, a broadcast receiver, and a 3D video data processing method are disclosed. The 3D video data processing method includes formatting 3D video data (S 9010) encoding the formatted 3D video data (S 9020), generating system information having 3D format information (S 9030) that includes information about 3D... Agent:
20120105582 - Super-resolution from 3d (3d to 2d conversion) for high quality 2d playback: A display is able to display 3D content in high resolution 2D by utilizing the many views contained in the 3D data and converting the 3D data into 2D data. In some embodiments, the 3D data is converted using shifts in different views of a pixel. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105584 - Camera with sensors having different color patterns: An image capture device includes a lens arrangement having a first lens associated with a first digital image sensor and a second lens associated with a second digital image sensor; the first digital image sensor having photosites of a first predetermined color pattern for producing a first digital image; the... Agent:
20120105590 - Electronic equipment: Electronic equipment includes a target output image generating portion that generates a target output image by changing a depth of field of a target input image by image processing, a monitor that displays on a display screen a distance histogram indicating a distribution of distance between an object at each... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120105588 - Image capture device: An image capture device, to/from which a piece of equipment for use to shoot video or record audio is attachable and removable, includes: a communications section adapted to get, when such a piece of equipment is attached to the device, property information of the piece of equipment; a processor adapted... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120105585 - In-home depth camera calibration: A system and method are disclosed for calibrating a depth camera in a natural user interface. The system in general obtains an objective measurement of true distance between a capture device and one or more objects in a scene. The system then compares the true depth measurement to the depth... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120105586 - Latent fingerprint detectors and fingerprint scanners therefrom: An automatic fingerprint system includes an optical sensor having a first light source that provides a collimated beam for interrogating a first sample surface, and a camera including a lens and a photodetector array having a camera field of view (FOVCAMERA) large enough to image the first sample surface. The... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20120105591 - Method and apparatus for high-speed calibration and rectification of a stereo camera: A calibration and rectification method includes arranging a monitor vertically relative to the optical axis of the stereo camera; displaying 3D patterns, similar to patterns obtained by projecting pattern images of various postures produced by a panel virtually located in front of the stereo camera, onto the monitor through a... Agent: Vision St Co., Ltd.
20120105587 - Method and apparatus of measuring depth information for 3d camera: Provided is a depth information measuring method and apparatus for a three-dimensional (3D) camera. The depth information measuring method and apparatus may output, to an object, an optical pulse of which an intensity is higher than an intensity of an ambient light. The depth information measuring method and apparatus may... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105589 - Real time three-dimensional menu/icon shading: An image display apparatus, comprising: a two-dimensional display for displaying three-dimensional object images; an imaging unit for capturing an image of a user who is in the state of viewing the display screen; a processing unit for determining a face direction orientation of the user from the captured image; a... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20120105592 - 3d image capturing device and controller chip thereof: A 3D image capturing device and a controller chip thereof. The controller chip includes a first and a second sensor interface, a pixel data synchronization module, a 3D image generator and an output interface. The first and second sensor interfaces are coupled to a first and a second 2D image... Agent: Silicon Motion, Inc.
20120105594 - Beam splitter for 3d camera, and 3d image acquisition apparatus employing the beam splitter: A beam splitter and a 3D image acquisition apparatus including the beam splitter are provided. The beam splitter includes a light incident surface on which light having a first wavelength and light having a second wavelength are incident; a beam splitting surface which is inclined to the light incident surface... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105597 - Image processor, image processing method, and image pickup apparatus: An image processor capable of obtaining viewpoint images which are allowed to achieve natural stereoscopic image display is provided. The image processor includes a parallax correction section correcting magnitude of parallax, depending on position on an image plane, for each of a plurality of viewpoint images, the viewpoint images having... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105596 - Method for composing three dimensional image with long focal length and three dimensional imaging system: A method for composing a three dimensional image with a long focal length and a three dimensional imaging system are provided. First, a zoom lens is adjusted to a first focal length to capture a first image and a fixed focal lens is used to capture a second image. Next,... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120105595 - Method for generating three dimensional image and three dimensional imaging system: A method for generating a three dimensional image and a three dimensional imaging system are provided. The three-dimensional imaging system includes a left lens and a right lens. First, the left lens and the right lens are used to capture a left-eye image and a right-eye image. Next, the left-eye... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120105593 - Multi-view video and still 3d capture system: A camera or camcorder with a multi-view three dimensional (3D) attachment enables acquisition of 3D images and video which are then able to be displayed to a user without the need for specialized glasses. The multi-view 3D attachment captures at least 3 views of the same image from different angles... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105598 - Three-dimensional imaging device: An image capture device according to the present invention includes an imaging lens 3, a light-transmitting section 2 with two polarizers, and a solid-state image sensor 1 that has multiple pixels and their associated polarization filters. A first polarization filter 50a is arranged to face a first group of pixels... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120105601 - Apparatus and method for creating three-dimensional panoramic image by using single camera: An apparatus and method for creating a three-dimensional (3D) panoramic image using a single camera are provided. The method includes capturing an object from a plurality of viewpoints, determining at least one capture viewpoint from which an image is obtained by capturing the object, among the plurality of viewpoints, collecting... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105599 - Camera system and image-shooting method with guide for taking stereo images and method for adjusting stereo images: An image-shooting method with guide for taking stereo images is used in a camera system. The camera system utilizes a same lens to take images. The method includes the following steps. A shooting mode is selected. A guiding information is provided by a display unit. A set of images for... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120105600 - Functional imaging of cells with optical projection tomography: A method for 3D imaging of a biologic object (1) in an optical tomography system where a subcellular structure of a biological object (1) is labeled by introducing at least one nanoparticle-biomarker. The labeled biological object (1) is moved relatively to a microscope objective (62) to present varying angles of... Agent:
20120105602 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for creating three-dimensional video sequences: Methods and systems for creating three-dimensional video sequences of a scene are disclosed. An example method can include receiving multiple frames of a scene. The method may include selecting a target frame from among the multiple frames; selecting a first subset of frames, N, from among the multiple frames that... Agent: 3dmedia Corporation
20120105603 - Display system with dynamic 3d sound reproduction and related method: A display system includes a video processor, an audio processor, a screen and a sound reproducing apparatus is provided. The video processor is configured to convert a 2D video signal into a 3D video signal and acquire a 3D computation power loading indicator which is associated with 3D video contents... Agent:
20120105606 - Image display apparatus and method for operating the same: A controller for a display device includes a formatter and a processor. The formatter generates a predetermined arrangement of left and right image data included in a three-dimensional (3D) video signal. The processor controls operation of one or more backlight lamps of a display device based on the predetermined arrangement... Agent:
20120105604 - Optical measuring apparatus and method of stereoscopic display device: An optical measuring apparatus and method for a stereoscopic display device are capable of measuring optical characteristics of the stereoscopic display device. The optical measuring apparatus includes a test image supplier for generating a 3D test signal, a 3D display for displaying left-eye image and/or right-eye image based on the... Agent: Lg Display Co., Ltd.
20120105605 - Stereoscopic display device and driving method thereof: A stereoscopic display device includes a scan driver, a data driver, a light emission driver, a display unit including a first region and a second region with pixel lines, and a controller. The light emission driver is configured to transmit a plurality of first light emission control signals to pixels... Agent:
20120105607 - Image display system and image display method thereof: An image display system and image display method thereof. The image display system includes a multimedia receiving port, a 3D content detection engine, a format converter and an image display device. The multimedia receiving port is operative to receive a video signal. The 3D content detection engine analyzes one image... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20120105609 - Binocular visual performance measuring method, binocular visual performance measuring program, eyeglass lens design method and eyeglass lens manufacturing method: A binocular visual performance measuring method including: a parallax image displaying step of displaying left and right parallax images at a predetermined measurement start position on a display screen when a measurement item is designated; a parallax image changing step of changing one of the left and right parallax images... Agent: Hoya Corporation
20120105610 - Method and apparatus for providing 3d effect in video device: An apparatus and method of a video device provide a stereoscopic effect to a user to provide a 3 Dimensional (3D) video. The apparatus includes a 3D glasses recognition unit and a controller. The 3D glasses recognition unit determines a posture of a user who watches a stereoscopic video. The... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105608 - Method, shutter glasses, and apparatus for controlling environment brightness received by shutter glasses: A method for controlling an environment brightness received by shutter glasses which are used to view images presented by a display device is provided. The method includes the following steps: generating a control signal according to image variations of image content presented by the display device, external environment brightness, or... Agent: Acer Incorporated
20120105611 - Stereoscopic image processing method and apparatus: A stereoscopic image processing method for a stereoscopic image pair forming a 3D image comprises the steps of evaluating whether the distance of a user is closer or further than a preferred distance from a 3D image display upon which the stereoscopic image pair is to be displayed, and if... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited
20120105612 - Imaging apparatus, endoscope apparatus, and image generation method: An imaging apparatus includes an image acquisition section, an exposure adjustment section, and a synthetic image generation section. The image acquisition section acquires a near point image in which a near-point object is in focus, and a far point image in which a far-point object positioned away as compared with... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120105615 - Method and device for assigning sources and sinks to routes of individuals: A method for assigning a source or a sink to a route of an individual has the steps: defining source/sink location data indicating possible sources and/or sinks in a monitored compound, monitoring a route of a moving individual in the monitored compound, generating routing data from the monitored route with... Agent:
20120105614 - Optical fingerprint recognition system: An optical fingerprint recognition system has a finger board. The finger board has a plurality of micro-structures, and a plate face of the finger board is to be in contact with a finger, and the other plate face of the finger board has an image capturing element and at least... Agent: Gingy Technology Inc.
20120105613 - Robust video-based handwriting and gesture recognition for in-car applications: A method of receiving input from a user includes sensing a first trajectory of a center of mass of a hand of the user during a gesture made by the hand. A second trajectory of a finger tip of the hand of the user during the gesture made by the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120105616 - Loading of data to an electronic device: An image is displayed on a display of an electronic device. The image includes a control element, e.g., a web link. Further, front camera images are received from a front camera of the electronic device. The front camera is arranged to face toward a user of the electronic device. The... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20120105617 - Method of measuring critical dimension of pattern and apparatus for performing the same: In a method of measuring a critical dimension of a pattern, a pattern image is obtained from an object pattern. A design pattern of the object pattern and the pattern image are matched to determine a detection region on the pattern image. An optimum turning point of the pattern contour... Agent:
20120105618 - Structural illumination and evanescent coupling for the extension of imaging interfermetric microscopy: In accordance with the invention, there are imaging interferometric microscopes and methods for imaging interferometric microscopy using structural illumination and evanescent coupling for the extension of imaging interferometric microscopy. Furthermore, there are coherent anti-Stokes Raman (CARS) microscopes and methods for coherent anti-Stokes Raman (CARS) microscopy, wherein imaging interferometric microscopy techniques... Agent: Stc.unm
20120105619 - System and method for monitoring in real time, a gap between portions in a machine: A monitoring system for monitoring, in real time, a gap between a rotating portion and a stationary portion of a machine. The monitoring system includes an imaging device for forming a reference image of the gap and one or more next images of the gap, the imaging device including a... Agent: General Electric Company
20120105620 - Mixed injection inspection system: A mixed injection inspection system is provided for inspecting mixed injection work for mixing an injection drug by an inspector different from a mixed injection worker. The mixed injection inspection system includes: a mixed injection work photographing device provided in a mixed injection work place and used to photograph the... Agent:
20120105621 - Mixed injection inspection system: A mixed injection inspection system is provided for inspecting mixed injection work for mixing an injection drug by an inspector different from a mixed injection worker. The mixed injection inspection system includes: a mixed injection work photographing device provided in a mixed injection work place and used to photograph the... Agent:
20120105622 - Coffee filter qualification apparatus and methodology: A coffee filter qualification system receives user-specified filter criteria relating to acceptable attributes for a plurality of apertures included in a liquid brewing filter. A light source illuminates the apertures of the liquid brewing filter and a machine vision camera images the apertures of the filter. A filter qualification information... Agent: Voice Systems Technology, Inc
20120105623 - System for detecting surface variations on engine cylinder head valve seats: A machine vision inspection system that detects defects on machined valve seats that may be caused by a broken cutting tool insert. The system also measures the valve seat width to detect a missing cutting tool insert and monitor reactions to cutting tool forces and tool wear. The system uses... Agent: Ford Motor Company
20120105624 - Method and device for defect inspection in separated transparent and/or semi-transparent body: An apparatus and a method for detecting a defect of a separated low rigidity transparent or translucent body, wherein an image acquiring device includes: a first conveyer and a second conveyer to convey a separated low rigidity transparent or translucent body; a transparent bridge disposed between a first conveyer and... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France
20120105626 - Automated wood species identification: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for identification of wood species based on one or more pitch characteristics. A workpiece may be exposed to a beam of radiation from a radiation source. The beam of radiation may cause pitch on or within the workpiece to emit visible light. The emitted... Agent: Usnr/kockums Cancar Company
20120105627 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus has: a first image processing unit for generating first image data by executing a dodging processing to an image signal obtained by picking up an image of an object; and a second image processing unit for generating second image data by executing a dodging processing having... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105625 - Method and apparatus for generating infrastructure-based basic safety message data: A roadside infrastructure system configured to generate and broadcast basic safety message data to augment vehicle safety applications. In one example, a roadside module of the system includes a camera, video analytics to process images from the camera to detect vehicles, a BSM generator that generates a BSM for each... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120105628 - Particle image velocimetry method, particle image velocimetry method for 3-dimensional space, particle image velocimetry system, and tracer particle generating device in particle image velocimetry system: A particle image velocimetry system is provided which supplies tracer particles to a flow field around an object (12) from tracer particle supply means, takes an image of reflected light by imaging means (32A, 32B) by irradiating the tracer particles twice with laser light at different times, and determines a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120105629 - Automatic configuration of connection from camera to video management server: A method and system are provided for configuring or registering an edge device with a video management server (VMS) in a digital video network. The edge device initiates a registration process and sends an unsolicited pre-registration request, including edge-device-specific configuration information, to the VMS. This is in contrast to known... Agent: March Networks Corporation
20120105634 - Automatic video surveillance system and method: Apparatus and method for automatic surveillance of a monitored area having one or more regions of interest using a video imaging device are disclosed. The method includes receiving data defining said one or more regions of interest and one or more characteristics of an object of interest; pointing the line... Agent: Elbit Systems Ltd.
20120105630 - Electronic device and method for recognizing and tracking suspects: An electronic device is connected to a controller. The controller is connected to an infrared light-emitting diode (LED), a camera and one or more infrared illuminators installed in a monitored area. The camera captures images of the monitored area. The electronic device selects a person appears in the images as... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd
20120105631 - Method and device for tele-viewing: A method of tele-viewing in which a virtual image of a place to be viewed, obtained on the basis of old images of this place, is presented on the screen (9a) of a control device, the desired viewpoint is obtained by navigating around this virtual image, the desired viewpoint is... Agent: Withings
20120105633 - System and method for controlling devices at a location: A system and method for controlling, by an outside entity, one or more devices associated with a location. A representative embodiment of the system architecture comprises an internal computer system through which a device may be remotely controlled by the outside entity during a communication session between the outside entity... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120105632 - Video surveillance sharing system & method: A surveillance system and method with at least one wireless input capture device ICD(s) and a corresponding digital input recorder (DIR) and/or another ICD, including the steps of providing base system; at least one user accessing the DIR via user interface either directly or remotely; the DIR and/or ICD searching... Agent:
20120105635 - Automotive imaging system for recording exception events: A motor vehicle system for automatically reporting exception events, comprising: one or more digital cameras, at least one digital camera having a primary function; an image memory system for storing digital images; means for detecting exception events; and a wireless communications system for communicating with a central reporting service. A... Agent:
20120105639 - Bundling night vision and other driver assistance systems (das) using near infra red (nir) illumination and a rolling shutter: A system mountable in a motor vehicle. The system includes a camera and a processor configured to receive image data from the camera. The camera includes a rolling shutter configured to capture the image data during a frame period and to scan and to read the image data into multiple... Agent: Mobileye Technologies Ltd.
20120105638 - Camera system for large vehicles: A vehicle-borne camera-based observation system for monitoring areas adjacent a vehicle or passenger vehicle, such as a bus or schoolbus, is disclosed, to provide safer operation for passersby, including for children, and driver convenience. The system includes several cameras, and several monitors in a driver's area displaying all of the... Agent: Rosco Inc.
20120105636 - Digital video projection display system: A digital display for viewing images generated by a remote video source. Light collected by a lens is focused and passed through one polarizer filter and is focused through a digital device comprising an array of pixels of which each may be fitted with a micro lens. The light is... Agent: Elrob, Inc.
20120105643 - Image generating apparatus and image display system: When displaying a peripheral image in the case where a traveling speed of a vehicle is lower than a predetermined threshold value, it is possible to provide a user with a state of a necessary area of the vehicle without switching a display mode. In an image display system, when... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20120105641 - Interior rearview mirror system: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes a mirror mounting button adhesively attached at an in-cabin surface of a vehicle windshield, and an interior rearview mirror assembly including a mirror head and a mirror support. The mirror head includes a mirror reflective element and a mirror casing, and... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20120105637 - Multi-level video processing within a vehicular communication network: A system for performing multi-level video processing within a vehicle includes a pre-processing module for determining an encoding mode and enabling one or more levels of encoding based on the encoding mode. The pre-processing module further receives a video stream from a camera attached to the vehicle via a vehicular... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20120105640 - Vehicle information display system: An information display system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly disposed at the interior cabin of a vehicle and a video display screen disposed in the interior rearview mirror assembly. The video display screen is operable to display video images captured by a backup camera of the... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20120105642 - Vehicle-mounted video display device: Disclosed is a vehicle-mounted video display device that allows a vehicle occupant to intuitively ascertain the orientation of the video being displayed on a display in the vehicle among multiple videos of the vehicle perimeter captured by multiple cameras, was captured a video displayed in the vehicle interior, and thereby... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120105644 - Automated personalized imaging system: Systems and associated methods for capturing media content for a plurality of guests and intelligently parsing the media content to produce a customized/personalized media product for a particular guest or group of guests are described. A system is configured for combining video data and position tracking data to record a... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20120105645 - Ultrasonic imaging with a variable refractive lens: The present invention relates to a method for producing an ultrasound image with a variable refractive lens (6) by transmitting a plurality of transmit beams (Tx1-Tx4) from an array of transducers (5) and receiving echo signals with the array of transducers (5) through the variable refractive lens (6) with an... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120105646 - Infra-red imager: An infrared (IR) imaging system is presented. The system includes a cooling chamber associated with a cooler generating a certain temperature condition inside the chamber. The cooling chamber has an optical window, and includes thereinside an IR detection unit including one or more detectors thermally coupled to the cooler and... Agent: Semi Conductor Devices-elbit Systems-rafael Partnership
20120105647 - Control device, control method, program, and control system: A control device, a control method, a program, and a control system, whereby more intelligent imaging operation more useful for a user can be realized particularly in event of performing automatic imaging operation using a subject detection result within an imaged image, as an imaging operation. Control relating to imaging... Agent:
20120105649 - Adjustment method, adjustment apparatus, method of manufacturing optical system, image pickup apparatus, and method of manufacturing image pickup apparatus: An adjustment method of the present invention includes an evaluation step of evaluating an imaging performance of an optical image that is formed via an optical system, a classification step of classifying the imaging performance evaluated in the evaluation step, a restoration step of generating a restored image of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105648 - Dead pixel compensation testing apparatus: A dead pixel compensating apparatus includes, inter alia, a pattern generation unit generating a programmable test pattern including data with respect to at least one dead pixel; a register array storing the test pattern; a dead pixel compensation unit receiving the test pattern stored in the register array and performing... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120105650 - Display device, television receiver, and method for starting up display device: Disclosed is a display device provided with a circuit board applicable to various models, wherein the operations of a system microcomputer on the circuit board can be switched without using a physical connector. The display device is provided with: a main board applicable to various models; and a TV microcomputer,... Agent:
20120105651 - Method of locating nearby picture hotspots: A network connected computer receives data from a wireless communication device including location data and user data. The computer is programmed to determine if the wireless communication device is in a vicinity of a preselected location, stored on the computer, based on the data for identifying the location of the... Agent:
20120105652 - Network camera and method of operating storage device thereof: A camera for storing photographed images in a storage device connected to the camera through a network and a method of operating the storage device of the camera. The camera includes a photographing unit photographing an object to generate image data of the object; a transfer unit transferring the image... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
20120105653 - Information reproduction/i/o method using dot pattern, information reproduction device, mobile information i/o device, and electronic toy using dot pattern: The present invention proposes a dot pattern on which code information and x and y coordinate information can be defined even if the dot pattern is extremely small, and proposes an information reproducing method and an information reproducing device based on the dot pattern. More specifically, a medium such as... Agent:
20120105657 - Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a region setting portion that sets a clipping region as an image region in each input image based on image data of an input image sequence consisting of a plurality of input images, a clipping process portion that extracts an image within the clipping region... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120105655 - Image processing device and method: An image processing device extracts, in an image block selection section 226, a plurality of image block pairs from a degraded image and a provisional restored image, each of the image block pairs being formed by two image blocks at identical coordinates in the degraded image and the provisional restored... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120105654 - Methods and systems for processing a video for stabilization and retargeting: Methods and systems for processing a video for stabilization and retargeting are described. A recorded video may be stabilized by removing shake introduced in the video, and a video may be retargeted by modifying the video to fit to a different aspect ratio. Constraints can be imposed that require a... Agent: Google Inc.
20120105656 - Optical device, image capture apparatus, and optical device control method: An optical device comprises an image blur compensation unit which compensates a blur in an image formed by an imaging optical system, the image blur compensation unit being movable in directions not parallel to an optical axis of the imaging optical system, a shake detection unit which detects shake of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105658 - Imaging device, image processing device, and image processing method: A kernel estimation section (222) of an image processing device of the present invention is configured such that, when performing estimation of a blur kernel based on a contracted degraded image that has a first resolution, the kernel estimation section performs the estimation based on an initial value of a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120105659 - Video still camera: A digital still camera has a cylindrical image pick up portion with a lens, a strobe unit, and a display. The image pick up unit is cylindrical and is rotatably held at each end, so that the lens and strobe unit move in concert. The image pick up unit can... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105660 - Image producing apparatus: An image producing apparatus according to the present invention includes a control unit configured to switch from an operation mode of a face detection automatic exposing/focusing unit to an operation mode of a color detection automatic exposing/focusing unit when a single object region other than a face image is specified... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120105662 - Camera system providing a measure of pose quality: A camera system may include an image sensor to generate real-time image data of a scene having a subject. A pose evaluator can generate a pose metric signal having a pose value that provides a variable measure of a pose quality for the subject in the scene. A pose feedback... Agent:
20120105665 - Digital image pickup apparatus, radiation imaging apparatus, and radiation imaging system: An image pickup apparatus includes an image sensor configured to include a plurality of pixels in its image pickup area; a plurality of analog-to-digital converters configured to share a plurality of analog signals read out from the plurality of pixels to perform analog-to-digital conversion to the analog signals allocated thereto;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105663 - Haptic feedback response: A device to capture an image with an image capture component, determine whether the image is acceptable in response to a device applying at least one image detection algorithm on the image, and provide a haptic feedback response to a user of the device if the image is acceptable.... Agent:
20120105666 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor, an AD conversion unit, a clamp processing unit, and a video signal correction unit. The clamp processing unit is configured to clamp to a black level, an image signal of an effective pixel region or an optical-black region of the image sensor after... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105667 - Imaging apparatus, image processing method and computer program for smoothing dynamic range of luminance of an image signal, color conversion process: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an object image, a smoothing unit configured to smooth a dynamic range of luminance of an image signal generated based on the object image captured by the imaging unit, and a color conversion unit configured to perform a color conversion... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105664 - Moving image pickup apparatus, method for observing moving image, moving image observing program, and computer-readable recording medium: A moving image is divided with imaging timing aligned without using a synchronous input. A moving image pickup apparatus to pick up a moving image of one or more objects as an imaging target includes an image obtaining unit for obtaining an input moving image composed of a plurality of... Agent: Keyence Corporation
20120105661 - Row and column jumping for pixel readout using burst switching mode: An imaging apparatus is described for obtaining images. The imaging apparatus includes a pixel array, a row decoder, a column decoder, and a trigger circuit. The pixel array integrates electrical signals corresponding to incident light from a scene. The row decoder enables a selected row of pixels within the pixel... Agent: Avago Technologies EcbuIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.
20120105670 - Image sensing apparatus and imaging system: An image sensing apparatus includes a pixel array, a first color filter, a second color filter, and a light shielding portion. The amount of electric charges generated in a first pixel after light of a first wavelength enters the first pixel is larger than that of electric charges generated in... Agent: C/o Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105669 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging sensor operable to capture a subject image and output image information, a gain setting unit operable to set a value of an output signal amplification gain according to a value of ISO sensitivity for amplifying the image information output from the imaging sensor, a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120105668 - Region of interest extraction: An example image capture device determines a region of interest using a first image captured while a light source is powered off and a second image captured while a light source is powered on and uses the region of interest to automatically set configurations. In one example, an image capture... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120105671 - Image processing device, image processing method, and imaging apparatus: An image processing device includes: a first interpolation unit that performs interpolation using pixel information of pixels having a color same as a color of a pixel of attention and present around the pixel of attention; a second interpolation unit that interpolates color information lost in the pixel of attention... Agent:
20120105672 - Auto exposure blowout prevention: Systems, methods, and a computer readable medium for performing an improved blowout prevention process in an image capture device are provided to compensate for occurrences of exposure “blowouts,” i.e., areas in a captured image where pixel brightness exceeds the sensor's dynamic range of capturing capability. In one embodiment, the captured... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120105673 - Digital camera providing high dynamic range images: A method for producing a high-dynamic-range image, comprising receiving a low-resolution image of the scene having a first resolution and captured at a first exposure level; receiving a high-resolution image of a scene having a second resolution and captured at a second exposure level different from the first exposure level,... Agent:
20120105674 - Image producing apparatus: An image producing apparatus according to the present invention includes an image display device for displaying a frame image generated by photographing, a touch panel provided to cover the image display device, an automatic exposing unit for adjusting an exposure condition by setting, as a target, an automatic exposed area... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120105675 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for exposure control: Systems, methods and apparatus for image processing by classifying pixels are described. In some systems, an exposure control operation is performed according to the pixel classifications. In some cases, the pixels are classified according to a predetermined segmentation of a color space, based on predicted sensor responses.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120105676 - Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A digital photographing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The digital photographing apparatus detects a feature of a subject from an input image, and displays an icon corresponding to the detected feature.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105677 - Method and apparatus for processing location information-based image data: An apparatus for processing image data includes a camera for detecting image information received through an image sensor, a location information checker for checking location information, a memory for storing the image information and shooting location information at an acquisition time of the image information, a location information converter for... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105678 - Image capturing systems and methods utilizing customizable look management: An image capturing apparatus that includes an image capture unit, an interface unit, a processing unit, and a display unit, wherein the image capture unit captures an image, the memory unit stores the image, the interface unit loads one or more look transforms into the image capturing apparatus, the processing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105679 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and multi-angle video system: The present invention is provided to lessen load on a bus in the case of storing image data captured by a plurality of cameras into a semiconductor memory. To a semiconductor integrated circuit, a plurality of cameras and a semiconductor memory can be coupled. The semiconductor integrated circuit includes a... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120105680 - Soc structure of video codec-embedded image sensor and method of driving image sensor using the same: A system on chip (SoC) structure of a video codec-embedded image sensor and a method of driving an image sensor using the same are provided. The image sensor includes a first domain including a codec processing unit processing image data using a video codec and a core processor, a second... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120105682 - Image pickup apparatus generating composite image: Provided is an image pickup apparatus wherein an image pickup unit executes image pickup processing a plurality of times in relation to movement of the image pickup surface to generate a composite image. In the image pickup apparatus, first information for guiding a direction in which the image pickup surface... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120105681 - Method for producing high dynamic range images: A method for producing a high-dynamic-range image, comprising: receiving a low-resolution image of a scene having a first resolution and captured at a first exposure level; receiving a first high-resolution image of the scene having a second resolution and captured at a second exposure level different from the first exposure... Agent:
20120105684 - Digital camera: This invention includes an imaging device that photographs a subject, a display device that has a display screen displaying image data photographed by the imaging device, a zoom device that varies the display screen, an extraction device that extracts a predetermined feature portion from image data photographed by the imaging... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120105685 - Image-pickup apparatus and a zoom lens for the image-pickup apparatus, with distortion correction: An image-pickup apparatus includes an image-pickup element that photoelectrically converts an optical image formed by an image-pickup optical system having a zoom function, and a correcting part that performs correction processing for a distortion component in image data generated based on an output from the image-pickup element, the distortion component... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105683 - Zoom lens system, lens barrel, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: Compact and lightweight zoom lens systems having less aberration fluctuation in association with focusing, lens barrels, interchangeable lens apparatuses, and camera systems are provided. The zoom lens system comprises: a first lens unit having positive optical power; a first focusing lens unit which is located on an image side relative... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120105686 - Systems and methods for determination of a camera imperfection for an image: Methods and systems for creating an image filter is described. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first plurality of images captured by an at least one camera with a same setting as a first camera. The method further includes creating an averaged image from the plurality of captured... Agent:
20120105687 - Methods and apparatuses for using image acquisition data to detect and correct image defects: A method and device for detecting a potential defect in an image comprises acquiring a digital image at a time; storing image acquisition data, wherein the image acquisition data includes at least one of a position of a source of light relative to a lens, a distance from the source... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20120105688 - Image processing device, imaging device, and image processing method and program: An image processing device includes an input unit which inputs image data that is generated by an imaging element including specific pixels, first image generation pixels that are the image generation pixels adjacent to the specific pixels, and second image generation pixels that are the image generation pixels not adjacent... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105689 - Image processor, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image processor which is capable of performing correction of defective pixels without degrading image quality when synthesizing a plurality of still images. When a plurality of image data items are synthesized, a first reference value which is smaller than a second reference value for use in determining whether or... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105690 - Camera system and imaging method using multiple lens and aperture units: A camera system (100) comprises a plurality of imaging units (190), wherein each imaging unit (190) includes a lens unit (120) and an aperture unit (110), and wherein the apertures (115) of the aperture units (110) have different size during an exposure period. A plurality of images of the same... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105691 - Lens and colour filter arrangement, super-resolution camera system and method: A lens and colour filter assembly (100) contains lens units (110), wherein each lens unit (110) is assigned to a single-colour colour filter unit (120). The lens and colour filter assembly (100) may be combined with pixel units (230) such that a plurality of monochromatic, low-resolution images can be obtained,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105692 - Anti-blooming pixel sensor cell with active neutral density filter, methods of manufacture, and design structure: A method of preventing blooming in a pixel array includes affecting an amount of light that impinges on a photoelectric conversion element by adjusting a transmissivity of an electrochromic element based on an output of the photoelectric conversion element.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120105694 - Time ad converter and solid state image pickup device: Disclosed is a time AD converter which is provided with an annular delay circuit, a digital signal generation unit, and an annular delay circuit control unit. The annular delay circuit has n delay units (where n is a natural number equal to or larger than 2). The digital signal generation... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120105693 - Zoom lens and photographing apparatus: A zoom lens according to the invention includes in order starting from an object side a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power and selectively moveable along an optical axis for zooming; an aperture stop; a third lens group having... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105695 - Solid-state image pickup device: A solid-state image pickup device includes a pixel including a photoelectric conversion element that converts light into an electric signal, a feedback amplifying circuit that amplifies a signal of the pixel using an amplification factor that is based on a variable feedback capacitor, a storage capacitor connected to an output... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105697 - Arrangement of circuits in pixels, each circuit shared by a plurality of pixels, in image sensing appratus: In an image sensing apparatus having a plurality of unit cells, each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a common circuit shared by the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements, arranged in either one or two dimensions, the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements are arranged at a predetermined interval.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105696 - Solid-state imaging device, semiconductor device, manufacturing methods thereof, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes an imaging element and a logic element. The imaging element includes a first semiconductor substrate, a first wiring layer, and a first metal layer, in which a pixel region which is a light sensing surface is formed. The logic element includes a second semiconductor substrate,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105698 - Solid state imaging device and camera system: A MOS type solid state imaging device having unit pixels, each having a photodiode a transfer transistor for transferring the signal of the photodiode to a floating node, an amplifier transistor for outputting the signal of the floating node to a vertical signal line, and a reset transistor for resetting... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105700 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus provided with a display unit for displaying an operation picture, showing control indicia (e.g., icons) corresponding to multiple image processing functions, is operated to display the operation picture on an external display device. The operator selects one of the indicia shown on the external display device... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120105699 - Portable device: A portable device includes an imaging unit that creates image data of a subject; a contrast detector that detects contrast information on the image data; a movement detector that detects movement information of the portable device; and a control unit that controls, in accordance with the contrast information when the... Agent:
20120105701 - Projection device, projection method, and program: An information processing apparatus including a main body, a member including a projection device, the member moveably attached to the main body, a detector that detects an orientation of the moveable member with respect to the main body, and a processor that controls the projection device based on an output... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105702 - Video processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, video processing method, and storage medium: A video processing method includes calculating mean values with respect to x coordinate value and y coordinate value of vertices that define a corresponding area, which is obtained when a designated area in spherical coordinates is projected on an xy coordinate plane that represents a captured image, and superimposing a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105703 - Mobile terminal and method for controlling the same: A method for controlling a mobile terminal includes displaying a preview image input by a camera in an augmented reality (AR) mode, displaying AR data corresponding to at least one object in the preview image, and providing a user interface for editing at least a portion of the preview image... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
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20120105706 - Photographic modules and methods of forming the same: Methods of forming camera modules include forming a chip structure including a molding pattern surrounding a chip and sidewalls of the chip. A lens module is formed, and the lens module is coupled to an upper part of the chip structure.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105704 - Photographing optical lens assembly: A photographing optical lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface, a second lens element with negative refractive, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, and a fifth lens element having... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.
20120105709 - Camera, portable terminal device, and lens position control method: When a lens position is assumed on the basis of a control result by an AF control, the accuracy of the assumption of the lens position can be improved. A camera resets the position of a lens to a reference position when the number of AF operations, the number of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120105710 - Imaging device and imaging method: An imaging device is configured to include an imaging lens, an imaging unit which acquires image data based on an optical image of a subject received via the imaging lens, a motion detector which detects a motion of the subject based on image data sequentially obtained from the imaging unit,... Agent:
20120105707 - Imaging device, imaging method, and program: An imaging device includes a detector that repeatedly carries out a series of operation of generating an evaluation value to evaluate the degree of focusing of a position after driving of a lens toward one end part in the drive range of the lens, and detects the evaluation value of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105708 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus with the zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens unit having a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105711 - Imaging apparatus and accessory, and method and system of the same, and medium: An imaging apparatus to which an accessory is detachably attached includes an imaging unit configured to convert an object image into an electrical signal, a signal generation unit configured to generate a vertical synchronizing signal that is synchronized with a timing of exposure of the imaging unit and output the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105712 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a lens group having at least two lenses, a lens holding frame configured to hold the lens group, a holding cylinder configured to hold the lens holding frame movably in an optical axis direction of the lens group, a forward-backward moving mechanism configured to move the... Agent:
20120105714 - Image capture module of handheld electronic device with polydirectional rotation function: An image capture module of a handheld electronic device is provided. In the image capture module, a spherical casing cooperates with a fixing cover and accommodates a camera module. The spherical casing is fixed in a casing of the electronic device by the fixing cover. Thus, the spherical casing can... Agent:
20120105713 - Low profile chip scale module and method of producing the same: A low profile chip scale module and method of making of the same. The low profile chip scale module includes embedded SMD and integrated EM shielding. An adhesive layer is arranged on a substrate, e.g., chip carrier. Dies and SMDs are arranged on the adhesive layer. An etched frame and... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
20120105715 - Display apparatus and method for informing next program of broadcasting channel using the same: The present invention relates to an displaying apparatus comprising: a signal converting unit demodulating a digital signal generated by a tuner and encodes an analog signal decoded by the tuner; a decoding unit decoding the demodulated digital signal or the encoded analog signal to generate an image signal or a... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20120105717 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: The invention provides an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing program which enable accurately observing a moving image of an object within a time interval within which the object is in a desired state. A control unit performs an analysis process after the elapse of... Agent: Keyence Corporation
20120105716 - Preservation/degradation of video/audio aspects of a data stream: In one aspect, a method related to data management. In addition, other method, system, and program product aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and/or text forming a part of the present application.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20120105718 - Image processing device: An image processing device includes an estimator, a first calculator, a selector, a determination module, and a third calculator. The estimator estimates a motion vector to reference images of an input video from a target pixel of a process target image. The first calculator calculates candidate pixel values corresponding to... Agent:
20120105719 - Speech substitution of a real-time multimedia presentation: Disclosed are a method, an apparatus and/or system of speech substitution of a real-time multimedia presentation on an output device. In one embodiment, a method includes processing a multimedia signal of a multimedia presentation, using a processor. The multimedia signal includes a video signal and an audio signal, such that... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20120105720 - Systems and methods for providing subtitles on a wireless communications device: A wireless communications device provides users with opportunities to access interactive media guidance or other applications and to control user equipment and interactive media guidance applications. In an exemplary embodiment, users can play a program with subtitles in one language on user equipment while simultaneously playing the same program with... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120105721 - Electronic device and method for automatically controlling operation of the electronic device: An electronic device is adapted to be connected to a plurality of peripheral devices, and includes a storage unit and a control circuit. The storage unit records a preset time and a control list. The control list lists at least a selected one of the electronic device and the peripheral... Agent:
20120105722 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: The invention provides an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing program, which enable immediately and easily searching for images showing certain states of subjects. Image data of a plurality of frames for displaying images of the plurality of frames, and a plurality of evaluation values... Agent: Keyence Corporation
20120105723 - Method and apparatus for content presentation in a tandem user interface: A system for accurately modeling of buyer/purchaser psychology and ranking of content objects within a channel for user initiated browsing and presentation contains a neuropsychological modeling engine, a ranking application, and a behavior modeler which communicate with each other and a presentation system over communication networks. The neuropsychological modeling engine... Agent:
20120105725 - Television system, television set and remote controller: In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the... Agent: Nl Giken Incorporated
20120105724 - Tv use simulation: A method of simulating use of a television consistent with certain implementations of the present invention involves switching a television remote controller or a television STB to an operational mode in which a simulating function is activated. While in the simulating function is activated, the television receiver device is operated... Agent:
20120105726 - Analog television receiver: An analog television (TV) receiver converts a received analog TV signal to a digital TV signal and performs digital demodulation to increase demodulation efficiency. The analog TV receiver includes a radio frequency (RF) turner and an intermediate frequency (IF) circuit. The RF tuner converts the received analog RF TV signal... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20120105727 - Object-based audio-visual terminal and bitstream structure: As information to be processed at an object-based video or audio-visual (AV) terminal, an object-oriented bitstream includes objects, composition information, and scene demarcation information. Such bitstream structure allows on-line editing, e.g. cut and paste, insertion/deletion, grouping, and special effects. In the interest of ease of editing, AV objects and their... Agent:
20120105728 - Methods and apparatus for reducing structured noise in video: A method of operating a computer system to reduce structured noise in a video is described. Patches in a frame of a sequence of video frames are selected using a modified non-local means (NLM) search algorithm with a reduced search complexity compared to conventional NLM search algorithms. The set of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120105729 - Methods circuits devices and systems for wireless communication of video information: Disclosed are methods, circuits, devices systems for wireless communication of video information. According to some embodiments, an energy level of one or a group of transmit video block(s) to be transmitted as part of a wireless transmission frame may be adjusted so at to maintain a substantially constant transmission power... Agent:
20120105730 - System and method for mobile computing transmission on a network of data associated with a television display: A system and method for transmitting over a cellular network television program information to a mobile device, wirelessly transmitting television commands from the mobile device to a television, transmitting from the device over the cellular network television viewing information of what program is being displayed on the television at any... Agent:
20120105731 - Broadcast reception mobile terminal: [Object] There is provided a broadcast reception mobile terminal capable of improving both electric power saving and user-friendliness. [Constitution] A CPU (209) detects that the lid body is opened or closed by a signal from an opening/closing detection switch. In addition, the CPU (209) obtains from an earphone connector (203)... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120105732 - Method and apparatus of controlling an operational status of an electronic device: The present invention provides a method and apparatus of controlling an operational status of an electronic device which receives data through a HDMI port. The present invention determines whether to wake up the electronic device from the power saving mode according to counting numbers generated based on the transitions of... Agent:
20120105735 - Active matrix substrate, liquid crystal panel, liquid crystal display device, liquid crystal display unit, and television receiver: Each pixel includes two pixel electrodes connected to each other via a capacitor, and in respect to a pixel (101) that belongs to the column of pixels and to the row of pixels, a transistor (12a) connected to one of the two scanning signal lines (16a, 16b) is electrically connected... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105733 - Display apparatus receiving broadcasting signal through network and broadcasting receiving method thereof: A display apparatus and a broadcasting receiving method thereof are provided. The display apparatus which receives a broadcasting signal from an external server through a network, the display apparatus including: a communication unit which receives channel information and channel data from a plurality of broadcasting signals; a display unit; a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120105734 - Multi-panel display device: A unitary multi-panel display device is described that includes a housing, a single inner operating component, and at least two displays installed in the housing for viewing to video or other images displayed thereon and listening to audio content played thereon. The display device can be a television, a computer... Agent:
20120105736 - Rapid television channel scan using frequency plans to identify channels: In accord with embodiments and implementations consistent with the present invention, rather than perform a full scan of every frequency to find a channel, the tuner is programmed to find a reasonable sample of channels. For example, the tuner can search for at least two or three channels to determine... Agent:
20120105737 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: The present invention aims at providing a lighting device configured to suppress uneven brightness, and a display device or a television receiver which includes the lighting device. The lighting device of the present invention includes a plurality of LEDs 16, an LED board 17S, a chassis 14, a connecting component... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105738 - Projection control device, projection control method, and program: An information processing apparatus that includes a main body, a member movably attached to the main body, a first detector configured to detect an orientation of the member with respect to the main body, a second detector configured to detect whether the main body is connected to a cradle apparatus,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120105739 - Lens unit, light emitting-module, illumination device, display device and television receiver: In a lens unit (11), a support pin (12) is continuous with around, for example, a surface vertex (21T) on the lens surface (21S) of the lens (21). As with the lens (21), the support pin (12) is formed of a transparent material, and an end (12M) is connected to... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120105740 - Eyewear with detachable adjustable electronics module: A detachable adjustable electronics module may be removably or permanently connected to eyewear. The module may include electronics for processing audio and/or video input and/or output signals. The module may be provided with an adjustable arm, for adjustably carrying a speaker. The module and/or the speaker may be adjusted relative... Agent: Oakley, Inc.
20120105741 - Television, electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television includes a display unit, a supporting portion and a swivel unit provided between the supporting portion and the display unit and connecting the display unit to be rotatable with respect to the supporting portion. The swivel unit further includes a first member, a second... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120105742 - Large scale robotically movable video displays: A large scale robotically movable video display system having a robotic actuator, a support structure movably attached to the robotic actuator, and a plurality of modules mounted on the support structure. The modules are arranged to form a large display area and each of the modules includes at least one... Agent: Tait Towers Inc.Previous industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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