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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/31/2013 > 117 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130027502 - Method, computer-readable storage medium, and apparatus for modifying the layout used by a video composing unit to generate a composite video signal: In one embodiment, a method that includes providing, on a display, an object configured to be moved by a user along an axis, associating a plurality of predefined layouts with respective intervals along the axis, detecting a user action on the object indicating a position on the axis, and composing,... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130027503 - Enhanced interface for voice and video communications: An enhanced interface for voice and video communications, in which a gesture of a user is recognized from a sequence of camera images, and a user interface is provided include a control and a representation of the user. The process also includes causing the representation to interact with the control... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130027505 - Automatically moving a conferencing based on proximity of a participant: Customizing a conferencing system based on proximity of a participant. A first participant may be detected as being proximate to a first conferencing system. For example, the first participant may provide user input to check in to the first conferencing system. Alternatively, the conferencing system may automatically detect the first... Agent:
20130027508 - Method and system for providing an audio/video conference: A method and system for providing an audio/video conference includes receiving audio from a moderator via a circuit-switched telephone network, transmitting a representation of the audio to a first listener group via the circuit-switched telephone network, and transmitting a representation of the audio to a second listener group via a... Agent: Cinchcast, Inc.
20130027504 - Previewing video data in a video communication environment: In one example implementation, a request from a first endpoint is identified for a second endpoint to join a video communication session. Particular video data captured at the first endpoint is displayed at the second endpoint prior to the second endpoint joining the video communication session. In certain embodiments, the... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130027507 - Synchronization and mixing of audio and video streams in network based video conferencing call systems: In one aspect, audio streams are added to a mix until the mix is either complete (i.e., all audio streams have been added) or the mix is closed early (i.e., before the mix is complete). In another aspect, audio and video streams are synchronized by playing back the audio stream... Agent:
20130027506 - Techniques for detecting a display device: Techniques to detect a display device are described. An apparatus may include a video camera operative to receive video information for an image, and a microphone operative to receive audio information for an image. The apparatus may further include a monitor detection module communicatively coupled to the video camera and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130027509 - Performing failover for a plurality of different types of videoconferencing devices: Providing high availability in videoconferences system. A first plurality of videoconferencing devices of a first type may be monitored. Additionally, a second plurality of videoconferencing devices of a second type may be monitored. During this monitoring, at least one device of the first plurality of videoconferencing devices performs activities corresponding... Agent:
20130027510 - Image capture apparatus and control method therefor: When a first instruction operation is performed by a user, a controller changes a zoom position in a wide-angle direction. When a second instruction operation is performed by the user, the controller changes the zoom position, which has been changed in the wide-angle direction, in a telephoto direction. In association... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130027511 - Onboard environment recognition system: To provide an onboard environment recognition system capable of preventing, with a reduced processing load, erroneous recognition caused by light from a headlight of a vehicle in the surroundings. An onboard environment recognition system 100 has a light source extraction unit 300 that extracts a light source from an image,... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130027512 - Presenting three dimensional depth: An apparatus and method generate a three-dimensional image by determining, using a light-field camera, a depth map corresponding to an environment. The depth map represents how light falls in the environment. The method also includes determining a parallax occlusion map of the environment and creating, using the depth map and... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab
20130027513 - Apparatus and method for adjusting the perceived depth of 3d visual content: A system for adjusting the perceived depth of 3D content in response to a viewer input control signal. The system comprises: 1) a content source providing an input left stereoscopic image and an input right stereoscopic image; 2) a disparity estimator to receive the input left and right stereoscopic images,... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (canada), Inc.
20130027514 - Method and apparatus for generating a broadcast bit stream for digital broadcasting with captions, and method and apparatus for receiving a broadcast bit stream for digital broadcasting with captions: A method of generating a broadcasting bitstream for a digital caption broadcast, the method including: receiving video data in which a video including at least one of a two-dimensional (2D) video and a three-dimensional (3D) video is encoded; determining caption data for reproduction in conjunction with the video, and 3D... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130027515 - Scanning of cavities with restricted accessibility: A method and scanner system for scanning interior surfaces include providing a probe shaped scanner having an axis, the probe shaped scanner includes at least one light source configured to create and project structured light, and at least one camera configured to record 2D images; entering the probe shaped scanner... Agent:
20130027516 - Camera configuration for three-dimensional imaging of interior spaces: Various configurations of cameras and cameral elements such as CCDs or the like are disclosed for use in three-dimensional imaging of interior spaces based upon distance measurements.... Agent:
20130027520 - 3d image recording device and 3d image signal processing device: A 3D image signal processing device performs a signal processing on at least one image signal of a first viewpoint signal as an image signal generated at a first viewpoint and a second viewpoint signal as an image signal generated at a second viewpoint different from the first viewpoint. The... Agent:
20130027519 - Automated three dimensional mapping method: An automated three dimensional mapping method estimating three dimensional models taking advantage of a plurality of images. Positions and attitudes for at least one camera are recorded when images are taken. The at least one camera is geometrically calibrated to indicate the direction of each pixel of an image. A... Agent: Saab Ab
20130027517 - Method and apparatus for controlling and playing a 3d image: A 3D image playing apparatus is provided. The 3D image playing apparatus includes a plurality of speakers which output a plurality of test sounds, a receiver which receives the test sounds output from the plurality of speakers, a location detector which detects a location of the receiver by receiving feedback... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130027518 - Microscope stability using a single optical path and image detector: Stabilization, via active-feedback positional drift-correction, of an optical microscope imaging system in up to 3-dimensions is achieved using the optical measurement path of an image sensor. Nanometer-scale stability of the imaging system is accomplished by correcting for positional drift using fiduciary references sparsely distributed within or in proximity to the... Agent: Mad City Labs, Lnc.
20130027521 - Stereoscopic image capturing system: A portable electronic device includes a first image capturing device that is configured to capture a first image in substantially a first direction at a first position and a second image in at least substantially a second direction at a second position. A second image capturing device is configured to... Agent: Research In Motion Corporation
20130027522 - Stereoscopic imaging apparatus: A stereoscopic imaging apparatus includes: an objective optical system acquiring light rays emitted from a subject and guiding the light rays to a downstream component; a separation optical system having a partially reflective surface reflecting part of the light rays and transmitting part thereof; first image forming optical system disposed... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130027523 - Methods and arrangements for 3d scene representation: The embodiments of the present invention relates to a method and a processor for representing a 3D scene. In the method, one 3D component of the 3D scene to be represented, captured at least three different views (v1, v2, v3) is projecting to a predefined view (vF). A value associated... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20130027524 - Light amount adjusting apparatus and photographing apparatus including the same: A light amount adjusting apparatus includes: a two-dimensional (2D) aperture assembly that adjusts an opening area of a via hole through which light is transmitted; a three-dimensional (3D) aperture plate that forms a first opening and a second opening by blocking a part of the via hole, or moving to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130027525 - Liquid-crystal display device and three-dimensional display system: The liquid crystal display device (100) according to the present invention performs display in a stereoscopic display mode. In each of the plurality of pixels in the liquid crystal display device (100), left-eye image data and right-eye image data are alternately written every two successive vertical scanning periods. Each of... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130027526 - Universal active 3d stereo shutter glasses: Stereoscopic 3-D active shutter glasses with multiple IR, RF, and other receivers configured for different TV brands are presented. In some embodiments, the multiple receivers and their accompanying logic circuits can be embedded in the glasses and selected automatically from a lookup table. Various logic for demodulating or otherwise decoding... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20130027529 - Determining a computer's position and system for manufacturing a tag: A system and method for accurately positioning a computer position, and identifying the specific rack position where the computer is without manual intervention. A camera is installed on the computer to read the contents of a tag on the rack, so as to identify the position information of the computer.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130027530 - Determining a computer's position and system for manufacturing a tag: A technical solution for accurately positioning a computer position, that is to say, the solution can identify the specific rack position where the computer is. And the solution has low cost and does not need manual intervention. The core idea of the solution lies in using a camera installed on... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130027527 - Inspection system deploying portable handset with active cooling feature: Embodiments of an inspection system deploy active cooling to dissipate heat in a portable handset. In one embodiment, the inspection system comprise a visual inspection apparatus with a handle portion and a head portion coupled to the handle portion. The head portion can have a display and a circuit board... Agent: General Electric Company
20130027528 - Method and system for video processing to determine digital pulse recognition tones: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for isolating a broadcast digital pulse recognition tone of a beacon light source in a digital video sequence. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving a digital video sequence of a scene, the digital video sequence including a sequence of... Agent: Bytelight, Inc.
20130027533 - Dual optical path prism and camera in a minimally invasive surgical system: In a minimally invasive surgical system, a camera includes a prismatic element having a lens within the prismatic element. The lens corrects the resulting image focus for the non-visible light to make it substantially the same as the focus for the visible light. Alternatively, the lens corrects the resulting image... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130027534 - Image pickup apparatus: A second lens frame has a shape including: a contact portion having a cylindrical shape with a diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a space portion of a first lens frame, a distal end portion thereof being brought into contact with an end face of the first lens frame;... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130027532 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device classifies a region of interest included in an image into multiple classification items. The image processing device has: an initial region detector that detects at least part of the region of interest and sets the part as an initial region; an expansion region detector that detects... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130027531 - Operation method of endoscope: Disclosed is an operation method of an endoscope, the method comprising: a sheath insertion step of percutaneously inserting at least one sheath in a pericardial cavity of a heart; an insertion step of inserting a rigid scope in the sheath; a view field securing step for securing the view field... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130027537 - Car video recorder: A car video recorder includes a human body sensing device for generating a first signal when a person gets close to the device; an acceleration sensor for generating a second signal when it detects that an action is imposed on a car; a camera device for real time video recording;... Agent: Steelmate Co., Ltd.
20130027536 - Electronic camera and image processing apparatus: An electronic camera includes an image pickup device, a memory, a face detecting section, a face recognizing section, and an object specifying section. The image pickup device photo-electrically converts an image of an object into an electric signal and generates an image signal as the electric signal. The memory has... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130027535 - Information processing apparatus, phrase output method, and program: In one aspect, an information processing system for determining complimentary phrases to present to a recipient is provided. The information processing system may receive an input image depicting a subject. A difference in appearance between the subject depicted in the input image and a model subject may be determined. One... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130027539 - Cell observing apparatus and cell integration method: User's time and labor required for performing manipulations with respect to cells which exist in an incubation container, are reduced. To achieve the above, a cell observing apparatus includes an observation stage supporting an incubation container that houses cells, a micro imaging optical system forming, on an imaging device for... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130027538 - Multi-region focus navigation interface: A multi-region focus navigation interface for a machine vision inspection system is provided to assist a user with user-directed or manual focus operations. The multi-region focus navigation interface comprises a plurality of regional focus elements, each corresponding to a respective region of interest and superimposed on a displayed field of... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20130027540 - Particle measuring device and particle measuring method: This particle measuring device includes a stage, a reflected light illuminating device, a transmitted light illuminating device, an illumination control device, an imaging device, and an image processing device. Based on a transmitted light image acquired by imaging an opaque fine particle group using transmitted light and a reflected light... Agent: Nippon Steel Corporation
20130027541 - Dive computer with global positioning system receiver: Dive computers in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a mobile phone handset, including a microprocessor, a microphone connected to the microprocessor, a speaker connected to the microprocessor, a telephone transceiver connected to the microprocessor, memory, a display, and an external connector for communicating with... Agent: American Underwater Products, Inc.
20130027542 - Electronic component carrying device and electronic component carrying method: A first imaging unit forming a first image by imaging a first surface of an electronic component having the first surface and a second surface, a second imaging unit forming a second image by imaging the second surface, a grasping unit grasping the electronic component, a movable unit moving the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130027543 - Method and apparatus for inspection of light emitting semiconductor devices using photoluminescence imaging: A method and apparatus for the inspection of light emitting semiconductor devices. The semiconductor device is illuminated with a light source, wherein at least an area of the light emitting semiconductor is illuminated with a waveband of light. The waveband of light λA+λB can generate electron-hole pairs in the light... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20130027547 - Apparatus and method for projecting information onto an object in thermographic investigations: An apparatus and a method for assessing an object to be tested by a thermography are provided with a more accurate and reliable thermography investigation. A thermography light image of the object is recorded by an infrared camera having a lens with a first lens axis. An item of information... Agent:
20130027545 - Apparatus and method of investigating coatings with effect pigments: Radiation is irradiated by an irradiation device at a pre-set angle of incidence with respect to the surface onto the surface to be investigated, and the radiation scattered and/or reflected by this surface arrives at a radiation detector device arranged at a pre-set detection angle with respect to the surface... Agent:
20130027544 - Electronic device and method for regulating coordinates of probe measurement system: In a method for regulating coordinates of a probe measurement system using an electronic device, the method determines a first center of a reference object using a probe measurement system, and a second center of the reference object using an image measurement system. The method further determines regulation values between... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130027546 - Image measurement apparatus, image measurement method, program and recording medium: A marker is provided on a support member. A marker position detector detects a specific position of the marker from an image obtained by capturing an object to be measured and the marker by an image sensor. A shift amount calculator obtains a difference between a reference position of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130027548 - Depth perception device and system: A system for determining a distance to a object or a depth of the object. The system includes a first image capturing device, which may include a lens and an image sensor. The system also includes a first laser source. The first laser source is configured to emit a fan... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130027552 - Correlated media for distributed sources: A method and a system of associating correlating metadata with data assets, such as video and audio files, so that the files are rendered as a combination presentation are described herein. The system includes a client a media capture device that provides on board storage, network connectivity, preprocessing, preview buffering,... Agent: Whp Workflow Solutions, LLC
20130027549 - Method and device for video surveillance: The invention relates to a method and a device for video surveillance, wherein by means of at least one video camera, an image of an image excerpt of an environment to be monitored in the vicinity of the video camera is recorded, wherein at least one pixel of a short-term... Agent: Technische Universitat Berlin
20130027550 - Method and device for video surveillance: The invention relates to a method and a device for video surveillance, wherein, by means of at least one video camera, an image of an image excerpt of an environment to be monitored in the vicinity of the video camera is recorded, wherein at least one pixel of the image... Agent: Technische Universitat Berlin
20130027551 - Method and system for video indexing and video synopsis: In a system and method for generating a synopsis video from a source video, at least three different source objects are selected according to one or more defined constraints, each source object being a connected subset of image points from at least three different frames of the source video. One... Agent: Yissum Research Development Company Of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem Ltd.
20130027554 - Method and apparatus for automated camera location and orientation with image processing and alignment to ground based reference point(s): The present invention relates to methods and apparatus to obtain precise location and orientation of an aerial imaging platform and photographs taken from its cameras via image pattern matching using mathematical algorithms and known locations of artifacts. More specifically, software techniques to implement freely available global road mapping data to... Agent:
20130027555 - Method and apparatus for processing aerial imagery with camera location and orientation for simulating smooth video flyby: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus to generate visualizations of aerial imagery capable of simulating movement as if the image capturing device had captured image frames at a much higher rate than the rate captured. More specifically, the visualizations of the aerial imagery which can include orthogonal approaching... Agent:
20130027553 - Method and system for vicarious spatial characterization of a remote image sensor: A method and a system for vicarious characterization of a remote sensing sensor are described. The system includes a plurality of reflective mirrors configured and arranged to reflect radiation from a source of radiation onto a remotely located radiation sensor. The plurality of mirrors are spaced apart so as to... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130027560 - Color mask for an image sensor of a vehicle camera: A color mask for an image sensor of a vehicle camera, the color mask having a matrix configuration of filter pixels having different spectral transmission behaviors, some filter pixels being transparent filter pixels, which are at least essentially uniformly transparent for optical light, and additional filter pixels being color pixels... Agent:
20130027557 - Detection apparatus and method: A substance detection apparatus and method including a light source to emit light to a planar transparent member having a proximal first face and a distal second face opposite the first face, the light from the light source first striking the first face of the planar transparent member. The substance... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130027556 - System and method for security zone checking: A system and method of tracking a trailer is provided. The system sends location requests and in response receives the location of the trailer. If the trailer is outside of a virtual fence, it generates an alert.... Agent:
20130027559 - Vehicle collision avoidance system: A method for collision avoidance for a machine is disclosed. The method includes detecting an obstacle with an obstacle detection system and generating a corresponding signal. The obstacle detection system includes an operator input device. The method also includes providing an obstacle detection warning in response to the signal. The... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130027558 - Vehicle rear view camera system and method: A computer-implemented method for reconstructing and displaying an image of an area behind a vehicle. The method includes capturing, by an image capturing device, an image of the area behind the vehicle; receiving, at a controller, the captured image; separating, by the controller, the image into three image pieces; correcting,... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130027561 - System and method for improving site operations by detecting abnormalities: A system for improving site operations by detecting abnormalities includes a first sensor abnormality detector connected to a first sensor and configured to learn a first normal behavior sequence, a second sensor abnormality detector connected to a second sensor and configured to learn a second normal behavior sequence, an abnormality... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130027562 - System and method for image processing using mosaic techniques: An image processing system and method using mosaic techniques are provided. The system includes a plurality of cameras, a mosaic image combiner combining multi-channel images from the cameras into a mosaic image, a mosaic image encoder encoding the mosaic image combined by the mosaic image combiner, a mosaic image storing... Agent:
20130027563 - Method of real-time checking of a matrix imaging device, and associated device: A method is for monitoring the electrical integrity of lines of photosites of an imaging device with matrix array of photosites. The control lines of photosites may include for each line of photosites an emission of elementary electrical control signals for the photosites of the line. The method may include... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas
20130027565 - Image sensors with dark pixels for real-time verification of imaging systems: An imaging system may include an array of image pixels. The array of image pixels may be provided with one or more rows and columns of optically shielded dark image pixels. The dark image pixels may be used to produce verification image data that follows the same pixel-to-output data path... Agent:
20130027566 - Imaging systems with verification circuitry for monitoring standby leakage current levels: Imaging systems may be provided with image sensors having verification circuitry. Verification circuitry may be configured to continuously or occasionally verify that the image sensor is functioning properly. For example, verification circuitry may be configured to monitor levels of leakage current during standby mode. Verification circuitry may be coupled between... Agent:
20130027564 - Method and apparatus for rapid verification of imaging systems: Imaging systems may be provided with image sensors having verification circuitry. Verification circuitry may be configured to verify proper operation of the image sensor during operation. Verification circuitry may include one or more switchable voltage contacts configured to generate a voltage drop across a power supply network of a pixel... Agent:
20130027567 - Apparatus for the classification of observers according to their visual characteristics: Preferably, seven classes of observers are defined, according to different sets of Colour Matching Functions. By displaying specific colour patches of a classification chart using colour display devices having different sets of primaries, and by asking an actual observer to compare his perception of the same colour as displayed on... Agent:
20130027568 - Support vector regression based video quality prediction: Systems and methods of objective video quality measurement based on support vector machines. The video quality measurement systems can obtain information pertaining to features of a target training video, obtain corresponding information pertaining to features of a reference version of the target training video, and employ the target training features... Agent:
20130027569 - Camera having processing customized for recognized persons: A digital camera system that implements a method for providing image processing customized according to an identified person. The method includes: capturing an input digital image of a scene; analyzing the input digital image using a person recognition algorithm to identify at least one particular person in the input digital... Agent:
20130027570 - Display control system, display control apparatus and control method therefor: A display control apparatus having a connecting portion communicably connected to an imaging apparatus obtains an inclination angle of the imaging apparatus, and displays a displayed item on a display unit based on the obtained inclination angle. At this time, the display control apparatus performs control for displaying the displayed... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130027571 - Camera having processing customized for identified persons: A digital camera system that implements a method for providing image processing customized according to an identified person. The method includes: capturing an input digital image of a scene; identifying at least one particular person in the input digital image by analyzing signals received from an electronic device associated with... Agent:
20130027572 - Head-mounted display that displays a visual representation of physical interaction with an input interface located outside of the field of view: A head-mounted display (HMD) displays a visual representation of a physical interaction with an input interface that is located outside of the field of view. In one embodiment, the visual representation includes symbols that indicate when close proximity or physical contact is made with the input interface. In another embodiment,... Agent: Google Inc.
20130027580 - Digital cameras with direct luminance and chrominance detection: Digital camera systems and methods are described that provide a color digital camera with direct luminance detection. The luminance signals are obtained directly from a broadband image sensor channel without interpolation of RGB data. The chrominance signals are obtained from one or more additional image sensor channels comprising red and/or... Agent: Protarius Filo Ag, L.L.C.
20130027579 - Image processing apparatus, method, and computer program storage device: An image processing apparatus, method and non-transitory computer program storage device cooperate to process successive images. Respective frames are created and positioned within the successive images, where each frame has a border. When changes between the frame borders are detected, a controller triggers the capturing of an image. This approach... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130027577 - Imaging systems with color filter barriers: An image sensor may be provided in which a pixel array includes imaging pixels and application-specific pixels. The application-specific pixels may include depth-sensing pixels, infrared imaging pixels, or other types of application-specific pixels. A color filter array may be formed over the pixel array. The color filter array may include... Agent:
20130027578 - Imaging systems with digitally controlled analog offset compensation: An image sensor may be provided that includes an image pixel array, analog column circuitry and digital column circuitry. The digital column circuitry may extract a systematic analog signal offset from data received from the analog column circuitry. The digital column circuitry may generate analog signal offset correction values based... Agent:
20130027575 - Method and apparatus for array camera pixel readout: Imaging systems may include camera modules that include an array of image sensors. An image sensor may include multiple image pixel arrays arranged in rows and columns, multiple control circuits for operating the image pixels of that image sensor, and shared readout circuitry for reading out the image pixels of... Agent:
20130027573 - Method and apparatus for auto-detecting orientation of free-form document using ocr: Method and apparatus of detecting orientation of document using OCR. Decoding. The method includes (1) capturing an image of a document having a text string with an imaging arrangement having a solid-state imager; (2) storing into a memory a captured image of the document obtained by the solid-state imager; (3)... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
20130027574 - Method and apparatus for verification of imaging systems: Imaging systems may be provided with image sensors and verification circuitry. Verification circuitry may be configured to continuously verify proper operation of the image sensor during operation. Verification circuitry may include one or more heating elements formed on a common substrate with image pixels of the image sensor. Verification data... Agent:
20130027576 - Method and system for digital pulse recognition demodulation: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for recognizing a broadcast digital pulse recognition tone in a beacon-based light positioning system. In some embodiments, the method includes capturing a digital image using an imaging sensor of an imaging device, identifying one or more regions of the digital... Agent: Bytelight, Inc.
20130027581 - Adaptive auto exposure adjustment: Techniques for adjusting exposure parameters of a camera such that video data captured by the camera may be coded efficiently. A camera with auto exposure control may capture and output frames of video. A pre-processor may estimate brightness of the frames of the video output from the camera. A controller... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130027582 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera includes a recorder. A recorder records an image outputted from an imager in response to a recording operation. An assigner assigns an imaging direction at a time of accepting the recording operation to the image recorded by the recorder. An extractor executes a process for extracting one... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130027583 - Photographing apparatus, method and program: Processing for judging whether a face is included in a frame is performed, in a predetermined interval, on each of frames included in a moving image of a subject, displayed on a monitor, until the judgment becomes positive. If it is judged that a face is included in a frame,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130027584 - Method and apparatus for frame rotation in the jpeg compressed domain: An imaging system may include an image sensor array and circuitry that rotates and encodes images from the image sensor array. The circuitry may encode images from the image sensor into an image format such as a Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format. The circuitry may perform rotations of the... Agent:
20130027586 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system has a plurality of lens units each composed of at least one lens element and, in order from the object side to the image side, comprises: a negative first lens unit being composed of two lens elements; a positive second lens unit; and a positive third... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130027585 - Zoom lens, imaging optical device, and digital apparatus: A first lens unit having negative power, a second lens unit having positive power, a third lens unit having negative power, and a fourth lens unit having positive power are disposed in this order from an object side. At least the first lens unit to the third lens unit move... Agent: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
20130027590 - Apparatus and method for removing noise generated from image sensor: The present invention provides a method for efficiently removing noise of an image sensor. To this end, the present invention enables: an area to be divided into an edge area, a sensitivity difference generation area, and a pattern area relative to an input image of a Bayer pattern; and different... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130027588 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a distortion component calculation unit calculating a distortion component in a time series, based on an image signal indicating a moving image composed of a frame image, for each of a first region corresponding to the whole frame image, a second region... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130027589 - Method and camera for providing an estimation of a mean signal to noise ratio value for an image: A method and a camera provide an estimation of a mean signal to noise ratio value for an output image comprising a number of pixels, wherein each pixel of the output image has a pixel value. An image histogram divided into bins, the image histogram having information regarding the distribution... Agent: Axis Ab
20130027587 - Signal processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, signal processing method and program: Provided is a signal processing apparatus, including an input unit into which first image data and second image data are input, the first image data and the second image data being obtained by capturing a predetermined subject with an imaging unit and having mutually different states of blurring; a distance... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130027591 - Imaging array having photodiodes with different light sensitivities and associated image restoration methods: A pixel sensor array includes a plurality of pixel sensors having a first gain and a plurality of pixel sensors having a second gain less than the first gain.... Agent: Foveon, Inc.
20130027592 - Solid-state imaging device: According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes an effective pixel portion in which effective pixels are provided, a light-shielded pixel portion in which light-shielded pixels are provided, an ADC circuit that performs an AD conversion operation for signal components read from the effective pixel and the light-shielded pixel,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130027593 - Photoelectric conversion device, imaging apparatus, and solar cell: A photoelectric conversion device includes: a photoelectric conversion layer which includes a thioindigo derivative.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130027594 - Image sensors and methods with pipelined readout: A pipelined readout method in an image sensor includes receiving one or more signals from a pixel of a row of a pixel array into a column storage at least partially during a time that a previously sampled amplified output of the column storage that is based on signals provided... Agent:
20130027596 - Color imaging using time-multiplexed light sources and monochrome image sensors with multi-storage-node pixels: Electronic devices may include monochrome image sensors having multi-storage-node image sensor pixels. A multi-storage-node image pixel may be synchronized with artificial light sources of different colors and may include a floating diffusion region and multiple storage regions. The image pixels may be sequentially exposed to each light color and may... Agent:
20130027595 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and ad-conversion output bit count control method: Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging apparatus including: a pixel array section having pixels laid out two-dimensionally to form a matrix to serve as pixels each used for detecting a physical quantity; an AD conversion section, which stands for an Analog to Digital conversion section, configured to carry out an... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130027597 - Image sensor with controllable vertically integrated photodetectors: An image sensor includes front-side and backside photodetectors of a first conductivity type disposed in a substrate layer of the first conductivity type. A front-side pinning layer of a second conductivity type is connected to a first contact. The first contact receives a predetermined potential. A backside pinning layer of... Agent:
20130027598 - Image sensor with controllable vertically integrated photodetectors: An image sensor includes front-side and backside photodetectors of a first conductivity type disposed in a substrate layer of the first conductivity type. A front-side pinning layer of a second conductivity type is connected to a first contact. The first contact receives a predetermined potential. A backside pinning layer of... Agent:
20130027599 - Projection system and image processing method thereof: A projection system and an image processing method thereof are provided. The system includes a projector module, a photography module and a processing module. The projector module projects a first image frame to an object surface. The photography module photographs the object surface to derive a second image frame including... Agent: Aptos Technology Inc.
20130027602 - Camera module: In a camera module (51), a lid glass (15) protrudes from a sensor cover (14) toward an image pickup lens (1), and a base section (9) includes an overhanging part (9b) overhanging in such a manner as to cover part of the lid glass (15).... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130027600 - Camera module with particle trap: A camera module including a particle trap. The particle trap may be disposed in the camera module and may be operable to prevent particles from obstructing an optical path defined between a lens assembly and an image sensor. The particle trap may include a particle getter to retain particles in... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC
20130027603 - Catadioptric optical system and image pickup apparatus having the same: A catadioptric optical system of the present invention includes a first imaging optical system that collects a light beam from an object, and a second imaging optical system including a refractive portion that forms an intermediate image by receiving a light beam from the first imaging optical system and to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130027601 - Imaging device, filter holding member, and filter mounting method for imaging device: Provided is an imaging device including an image sensor, and an engagement member which is an annular or cylindrical member provided between a lens mount unit and a first optical filter fixedly installed on a subject side of the image sensor, and has a second uneven portion formed in an... Agent:
20130027604 - Image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus and portable terminal: o
20130027605 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system has a plurality of lens units each composed of at least one lens element and, in order from the object side to the image side, comprises: a negative first lens unit being composed of two lens elements; a positive second lens unit; and a positive third... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130027606 - Lens position: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and articles of manufacture for generating frames and changing lens positions based on the analysis of the frames. In one example, a controller coupled to a first camera and a second camera is to change a lens position of the first camera for a second frame... Agent:
20130027607 - Camera module: Disclosed herein is a camera module including: an image sensor which converts an image entering through a lens into an electric signal; a rigid-flexible substrate which includes first and second rigid substrates distanced from each other and a flexible substrate to connect the first and the second rigid substrates to... Agent: Samsung Electronic-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130027609 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes a conversion unit for converting first video data having a first frame rate to second video data having a second frame rate which is “n” times as high as the first frame rate (“n” being an integer of two or larger), and a display unit for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130027608 - Method for displaying a video stream according to a customised format: A method for displaying a video stream according to a format defined by a user, wherein a graphic element is superimposed on the displayed video stream, and wherein the dimensions and/or position of the graphic element are modified as a function of commands received from the user, so as to... Agent: Sisvel Technology S.r.l.
20130027610 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image display apparatus: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including an interlace/progressive conversion section configured to carry out interpolation processing on image data of the current field by making use of the image data of the current field and image data of a field leading ahead of the current field by one... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130027611 - Method and apparatus for regenerating a pixel clock signal: A method and device regenerating a pixel clock signal, the method comprising, and the device being configured for: determining a first drift value D1 representative of a first time difference between a reference clock signal RC and a local clock signal LC based on a local pixel clock signal LPC;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130027612 - Systems and methods for presenting home screen shortcuts: A method for presenting home screen shortcuts is disclosed. The method includes receiving a selection of shortcuts to a plurality of applications of at least two different types available for execution on a television device and presenting those shortcuts on a unified home screen user interface displayed on a TV... Agent:
20130027613 - Image display apparatus, portable terminal, and methods for operating the same: An image display apparatus, a portable terminal, and methods for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating an image display apparatus includes displaying a screen based on a setting of a first user account corresponding to a first portable terminal on a display, receiving a login input for... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130027614 - Systems and methods for rendering user interface objects in accordance with a variable scaling factor: A method for rendering one or more user interface objects on a television screen is disclosed. The method is performed at a computer system coupled with the television screen. The method includes receiving a request for rendering a user interface object, and identifying a variable scaling factor. The variable scaling... Agent:
20130027615 - Quality assessment of high dynamic range, visual dynamic range and wide color gamut image and video: Assessing a visual quality characteristic includes accessing and processing at least a first image or video signal and a second image or video signal and processing the accessed images or video signals. Based at least in part on processing the accessed images or video signals, a difference is measured between... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130027616 - Display device and television receiver: It is an object of the present invention to maintain high brightness of output light while ensuring sufficient color reproducibility in a liquid crystal display device. A liquid crystal display device 10 or 10′ according to the present invention includes a backlight device 12 or 40 and a liquid crystal... Agent:
20130027617 - Electronic device and method of operating the same: This document relates to an electronic device and a method of operating the same. There is provided a method of a first electronic device outputting content information when content being outputted from a second electronic device is changed in the state in which the second electronic device is outputting the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130027618 - Support for holding mutiple displays and display device with same: A support for supporting display panels includes a base, a column on the base, a number of brackets, and a number of connecting units. The base includes a number of video signal connector units and an electrical power connector unit for inputting electrical power, an MCU connected to the video... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.01/24/2013 > 114 patent applications in 69 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130021426 - Access method for video call and video call apparatus: Disclosed in the present invention are an access method for performing a video call and a video call apparatus, wherein the method comprises the steps of: presetting an access password for a video call; after answering the video call, closing audio and video channels, and transmitting a command to a... Agent: Zte Corporation
20130021427 - Mobile terminal: A mobile terminal including a first body having a user input unit at one surface thereof; a second body slidably connected to the first body so as to be movable between a first state where the user input unit is exposed and a second state where the user input unit... Agent:
20130021428 - Adaptation of video for use with different number of cameras and displays at endpoints: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying priority objects in a composite image created from one or more input video streams, processing the composite image, and generating a plurality of output video streams. The output video streams correspond to display screens available for viewing the output video streams and the... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130021429 - Method, apparatus, and system for 3d video communication: A three-dimensional (3D) video communication method includes receiving video information of at least two session parties, wherein the video information of at least one session party is 3D video information. The video information received from the at least two session parties is processed according to state information of the at... Agent: Huawei Device Co.,ltd.
20130021431 - Information mixer and system control for attention management: Systems and methods for controlling various aspects of ensemble experiences and system control for attention management are disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for control of an ensemble experience such as a sports game, a large scale event, or a video conference.... Agent: Net Power And Light, Inc.
20130021430 - Method applied to endpoint of video conference system and associated endpoint: Method applied to endpoint of video conference system and associated endpoint; in a receiving endpoint which receives video conference packets, while obtaining pictures from contents of video and data within the video conference packets, capturing the pictures as images on a user capture command or a result of automatic scene... Agent: Aver Information Inc.
20130021432 - Optimizing bandwidth in a multipoint video conference: A plurality of multipoint conference units (MCUs) may optimize bandwidth by selecting particular video streams to transmit to endpoints and/or other MCUs participating in a video conference. An endpoint may generate video streams and audio streams and transmit these streams to its managing MCU. During the video conference, an endpoint... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130021434 - Method and system of simultaneously displaying multiple views for video surveillance: Methods and systems of transmitting a plurality of views from a video camera are disclosed. The camera captures a plurality of views from the lens and scales the view to a specified size. Each view can correspond to a separate virtual camera view of a region of interest and separately... Agent: Grandeye Ltd.
20130021433 - Overview configuration and control method for ptz cameras: A method of operating a surveillance camera arrangement includes panning a PTZ camera about a pan axis. First images are captured with the camera throughout the panning. A composite panoramic or circular second image is created by stitching together the first images captured during the panning. The user is enabled... Agent: Bosch Security Systems Inc.
20130021435 - Reproduction device, reproduction method, and program for stereoscopic reproduction: In performing stereoscopic view, a shift information memory stores, as a number of pixel lengths, an offset indicating how far in a right direction or a left direction to move coordinates of pixels to realize stereoscopic view. When realizing stereoscopic view, a plane shift engine moves the coordinates of image... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130021438 - 3d video processing unit: The 3D video processing unit combines video feeds from two unsynchronized video sources, such as left and right video cameras, in real-time, to generate a 3D image for display on a video monitor. The processing unit can also optionally receive video data from a third video source and use that... Agent: Design & Test Technology, Inc.
20130021437 - Apparatus, system and method for recording a multi-view video and processing pictures, and decoding method: An apparatus, a system, and a method for recording a multi-view video and processing images, and a decoding method are disclosed. The apparatus for recording a multi-view video and processing images includes a video recording unit, a collecting unit, a selecting unit, and an encoding unit, which are connected in... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20130021440 - Data codec method and device for three dimensional broadcasting: Disclosed are a data modulation method and a data modulation system for 3D broadcasting, and more particularly, are a method and a system for maintaining a conventional 2D broadcasting service while providing a 3D broadcasting service. A 3D broadcasting service method includes generating a data frame including existence or nonexistence... Agent: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
20130021436 - Decoder, projecting system, and image processing method of the projecting system: A decoder, a projecting system, and an image processing method of the projecting system are provided. The decoder is adapted to the projecting system having a projecting module. The decoder has a decoding circuit and a transceiver. The projecting module outputs a first and a second projected images and a... Agent: Optoma Corporation
20130021439 - Electronic device, stereoscopic image information transmission method of electronic device and stereoscopic information receiving method of electronic device: Using a capability register (Capability Register) of MHL, the 3D information is transmitted between devices. (1) An MHL sink device transmits a “SET_INT command” immediately after changing the 3D information of the capability register, a 3D_CHG flag of an MHL source device side is set to “1” and the MHL... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130021445 - Camera projection meshes: A 3D rendering method is proposed to increase the performance when projecting and compositing multiple images or video sequences from real-world cameras on top of a precise 3D model of the real world. Unlike previous methods that relied on shadow-mapping and that were limited in performance due to the need... Agent:
20130021443 - Camera system with color display and processor for reed-solomon decoding: a handheld digital camera device. The camera device includes: a digital camera unit having a first image sensor for capturing images and a color display for displaying captured images to a user; an integral processor configured for: controlling operation of the first image sensor and color display; decoding an imaged... Agent:
20130021444 - Camera system with color display and processor for reed-solomon decoding: A handheld digital camera device including: a digital camera unit having a first image sensor for capturing images and a color display for displaying captured images to a user; an integral processor configured for: controlling operation of the first image sensor and color display; decoding an imaged coding pattern printed... Agent:
20130021442 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera includes an imager. An imager repeatedly outputs an image indicating a space captured on an imaging surface. A displayer displays the image outputted from the imager. A superimposer superimposes an index indicating a position of at least a focal point onto the image displayed by the displayer.... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130021441 - Method and image sensor having pixel structure for capturing depth image and color image: An image sensor having a pixel structure for capturing a depth image and a color image. The image sensor has a pixel structure that shares a floating diffusion (FD) node and a readout node, and operates with different pixel structures, according to a depth mode and a color mode.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130021447 - Dual image capture processing: Embodiments of imaging devices of the present disclosure automatically utilize simultaneous image captures in an image processing pipeline. In one embodiment, control processing circuitry initiates simultaneous capture of the first image by the first image sensor and the second image by the second image sensor; and image processing circuitry generates... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021451 - Method and device for determining a calibration parameter of a stereo camera: The invention relates to a method and device for determining object property of an object with the aid of images that have been recorded with the aid of a camera. Further, the invention relates to a method for determining a calibration parameter for a stereo camera. For determining the object... Agent: Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.
20130021450 - Stereoscopic imaging system, recording control method, stereoscopic image reproduction system, and reproduction control method: A stereoscopic imaging system includes: first and second imaging control units respectively controlling the operation of first and second imaging devices outputting first and second image signals in first and second processing frames according to incident light on a subject through first and second lenses; first and second access control... Agent:
20130021448 - Stereoscopic three-dimensional camera rigs: A three-dimensional camera rig includes multiple lenses located along a mounting mechanism, where the multiple lenses are separated at an interocular distance along the mounting mechanism necessary to capture a three-dimensional image capable of distribution, and where the three-dimensional image is viewable in a plurality of formats.... Agent: Multiple Interocular 3-d, L.L.C.
20130021446 - System and method for enhanced sense of depth video: A system and method receives image or video feeds from at least two cameras positioned on a platform such as a vehicle, to view a scene from different viewing points. A relative displacement between the video feeds may be selected (e.g., pre-selected, or selected by a system), and display of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130021452 - Three-dimensional distance measurement apparatus and method therefor: A three-dimensional imaging unit includes a plurality of image pickup devices that image an image and a rotation drive device which rotates the image pickup devices and adjusts optical axes such that reflections of an object to be measured in a space to be measured have a predetermined amount of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130021449 - Three-dimensional measuring method: Provided is a three-dimensional measuring method that can select a large number of line sections for calculating formulas of three-dimensional lines to perform three-dimensional measurement of a measurement object.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021454 - 3d display apparatus and content displaying method thereof: A content processing method and a three dimensional (3D) image processing apparatus are provided. The content processing method includes: processing a video signal to be displayed on a screen; processing an audio signal corresponding to the video signal to be output in synchronization with the video signal on the screen;... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130021453 - Autostereoscopic rear-view display system for vehicles: A vehicle monitoring system uses at least one image capture device located on a vehicle and provides two or more associated images for combined display on an autostereoscopic display provided adjacent an operator. Preferably the images are processed for display and provide the operator with visual information that otherwise may... Agent:
20130021456 - Device and method for determining convergence performance: Provided is a convergence performance determination device including an eye information acquisition unit configured to acquire eye information which is information on eye movements of a user when viewing a stereoscopic video; a convergence movement calculation unit configured to calculate amounts of convergence movement each indicating a degree of a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130021455 - Video display device and video display method: A video display device includes a first terminal unit that receives video data that is outputted by a source device and transmits data about a format of video data that can be inputted, to the source device, a video data processing unit that display-processes the video data, a display unit... Agent:
20130021457 - Multi-person stereo display system: The multi-person stereo display system permits several independent viewers to see different stereo images on a single projection surface. This is accomplished through the innovative use of video multiplexing, software, control electronics, and special viewing glasses. The system is particularly useful in situations where the viewers see computer generated images... Agent: Fakespace Labs, Inc.
20130021458 - Apparatus and method for presenting stereoscopic video: Provided is a stereoscopic video presenting apparatus including: an eye movement measurement unit configured to measure an eye movement of each of users viewing the stereoscopic video; a user count determination unit configured to determine the number of users viewing a same stereoscopic video; and a failure state determination unit... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130021460 - Interactive hair grooming apparatus, system, and method: The present invention relates to an intelligent interactive apparatus, system and method that aligns with grooming tools such as hair clippers or trimmers. More particularly, the present invention relates to a hair clipper having an attached imaging apparatus assembly that is linked to a display output device allowing for more... Agent:
20130021461 - Sample applicator sensing and positioning: Systems and methods for positioning a sample applicator relative to a substrate include: (a) obtaining an image of the sample applicator in proximity to the substrate, where the image includes a direct image region corresponding to the sample applicator and a first reflected image region corresponding to an image of... Agent: Constitution Medical, Inc.
20130021459 - System and method for enhancing speech activity detection using facial feature detection: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for processing audio. A system configured to practice the method monitors, via a processor of a computing device, an image feed of a user interacting with the computing device and identifies an audio start event in the image feed based... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20130021462 - Alertness determination device, alertness determination method, and recording medium: A reference value for detecting the initial state before a predetermined time elapses is set immediately after the vehicle begins to operate. The reference value functions as a relatively accurate indicator for indicating that the driver is highly alert. Thus, it is possible to accurately determine whether or not a... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021463 - Biological body state assessment device: Disclosed is a biological body state assessment device capable of accurately assessing an absentminded state of a driver. The biological body state assessment device first acquires face image data of a face image capturing camera, detects an eye open time and a face direction left/right angle of a driver from... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021464 - Asymmetric pattern projection apparatus: An apparatus for inspection of a surface of a device comprises a projection module operative to project a pattern along a projection axis of the projection module onto the device. An imaging module receives an image of the pattern reflected from the device along an imaging axis of the imaging... Agent:
20130021465 - Simultaneous wafer id reading: The present invention discloses apparatuses and methods for simultaneous viewing and reading top and bottom images from a workpiece. The present ID reader can comprise an enclosure covering a top and bottom section of the workpiece with optical elements to guide the light from the workpiece images to a camera.... Agent: Dynamic Micro Systems, Semiconductor Equipment Gmbh
20130021466 - Apparatus for viewing through optical thin film color filters and their overlaps: An optical apparatus for creating an image of object features buried underneath color filters. The apparatus includes: an illumination light source producing an illuminating light, the illumination light source incorporating at least three laser light emitters operating at different wavelengths, the illuminating light being a combination of light signals produced... Agent: Photon Dynamics, Inc.
20130021470 - Method and apparatus for collection of data useful for geometric modeling: A method for collecting data for geometric modeling of a physical object which includes: providing a first housing; providing an aperture in the first housing; providing a source of light within the housing that is strong enough to be perceptible in the ambient conditions at the aperture; providing a video... Agent:
20130021468 - Optical detection of radiometric events: A coherent fiber array is used to optically detect a radiometric event. The coherent fiber array has a dome-shaped detection surface and a planar output surface. Optical energy from the radiometric event is detected at the dome-shaped detection surface and transferred to the output surface. The coherent fiber array retains... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130021469 - Seed classification using spectral analysis to determine existence of a seed structure: This disclosure relates to a method and system that models a seed structure and uses a spectral analysis to identify which morphological seed structures are existent in the seed/seedling. Additionally, this disclosure relates to a method and system that applies multi-spectral analysis using predetermined models of a seed/seedling to identify... Agent: Ball Horticultural Company
20130021467 - Window covering sizing method and apparatus: A method and apparatus of ordering a window covering comprises providing a measuring block that is mounted adjacent an architectural feature to be measured. A digital photograph is taken of the architectural feature with the measuring block. A display resolution of the photograph is determined. A scale of the photograph... Agent: Newell Window Furnishings Inc.
20130021471 - Reflective surface orientating with multiple view ports: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a system that includes a reflective surface configured to reflect light to a target plane and three or more view ports that are optically connected to at least one camera, the view ports arranged in the target... Agent: Google Inc.
20130021472 - Apparatus for detecting end of strip and method of doing the same: The apparatus in accordance with the present invention detects locations of opposite ends of a running strip in a width-wise direction and heights of the ends. The apparatus includes a first light-source irradiating a light onto a lower surface of a strip, a second light-source perpendicularly irradiating a linear light... Agent:
20130021473 - Home surveillance device: A home surveillance device comprises a body, module board, vibration sensation module, power supply module, cover board, and a plate-like member. The body includes a housing having a first casing with a control interface and a second casing containing at least one accommodation space, an assembly member and a casing... Agent: Brinno Incorporated
20130021474 - Rolling-shutter imaging system with synchronized scanning illumination and methods for higher-resolution imaging: Embodiments of a rolling-shutter imaging system with synchronized scanning illumination and methods for higher-resolution imaging are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the imaging system includes a focal plane array (FPA) and a read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) configured to activate only a portion of the FPA during an integration time.... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130021475 - Systems and methods for sensor control: Systems and methods that may be employed to manage and control imaging sensors (e.g., such as gimbaled video image sensors), and/or manage and control the data produced by such imaging sensors.... Agent:
20130021476 - Child seat safety system: A Child Seat Safety System for providing monitoring of an interior area of a vehicle is described herein. The monitoring system includes a plurality of sensor modules that are adapted to be mounted within the vehicle for monitoring a plurality of vehicle operating parameters, and a monitoring device that is... Agent:
20130021477 - Method and camera for determining an image adjustment parameter: The present invention relates to a method and a camera for determining an image adjustment parameter. The method includes receiving a plurality of images representing an image view, detecting from the plurality of images events of a specific event type, identifying a location within the image view where the event... Agent: Axis Ab
20130021478 - Method and device for diagnosing interference noise problems: A method of diagnosing problems experienced with remote control operation of electronic devices includes monitoring background noise signals with a receiver of a signal processing electronic device, such as a set-top box, for use in receiving and rendering multimedia content via a separate display monitor. The electronic device has an... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130021479 - Video-based transmission of items: A method includes, in a server residing in a network of interconnected computers, uploading a video from a user device in the network, attaching an item to the uploaded video, and sending a link to the uploaded video with attached item to a recipient.... Agent:
20130021482 - Handheld imaging device with system-on-chip microcontroller incorporating on shared wafer image processor and image sensor: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; and a micro-controller provided on a wafer substrate, the micro-controller integrating on the same wafer substrate as a system-on-chip device, a plurality of processing units and an image sensor interface for effecting data communication between the image sensor... Agent:
20130021480 - Multiprocessor chip for hand held imaging device: A multiprocessor chip for operating a hand held imaging device with a CMOS image sensor such as a digital camera. The multiprocessor chip has multiple processing units configured for working in parallel and an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor. The multiple processing units simultaneously... Agent:
20130021481 - Quad-core camera processor: A quad-core processor for a camera with a CMOS image sensor. The quad-core processor has an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and four processing units configured for operating in parallel to process the data from the image sensor interface. The four processing units and... Agent:
20130021484 - Dynamic computation of lens shading: Embodiments of the present disclosure utilize captured image information to dynamically determine a lens shading surface being experienced by an imaging device or camera under current conditions. The lens shading surface is then used to apply a correction to the pixels of captured images to compensate for effects of lens... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021483 - Using motion information to assist in image processing: Embodiments of the present application use motion information of an imaging device in encoding video or image frames captured by the imaging device. In one embodiment, a video encoding system that processes image data captured by an image sensor comprises at least one encoder that receives motion information describing motion... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021485 - Image-capturing device: An image-capturing device includes a periscope-type zooming lens unit, an optical image stabilizing (OIS) unit, and a protecting cap. The periscope-type zooming lens unit includes a housing and a lens set that is disposed in the housing and that includes a reflective prism and an emission lens. The OIS unit... Agent: Asia Optical Co., Inc.
20130021486 - Hosted camera remote control: A motion capture system includes motion capture cameras positioned in various locations and orientations with respect to a motion capture volume. The motion capture system includes a host computing device that is operatively coupled with the motion capture cameras. The host computing device remotely controls operation of the motion capture... Agent: Naturalpoint, Inc.
20130021487 - Image capturing apparatus and image-capture control program product: A mobile terminal having a camera function includes a camera unit for capturing an image of a subject, and an image-capture control calculation unit that controls an image-capturing operation performed by the camera unit and that also calculates a movement speed of the subject that is being captured by the... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
20130021488 - Adjusting image capture device settings: Disclosed are various embodiments of generating user interface elements associated with an image capture device. Image settings applicable to an image can be identified. A user interface element providing simultaneous adjustability of image settings can be generated. Multiple image settings can be adjusted when a user modifies an adjustability element... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021491 - Camera device systems and methods: Disclosed are various systems and methods implemented in a camera device. An image sensor is configured to capture image data of a target scene from a lens system and a subject feedback mechanism generates framing feedback associated with the image data that includes information about a current framing of an... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021490 - Facial image processing in an image capture device: Disclosed are various embodiments of applying image processing techniques in an image capture device to faces within an image. Faces and/or facial features can be detected within an image. A facial signature can be calculated that corresponds to the face within the image. A facial profile corresponding to the facial... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021494 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus capable of appropriately arranging a plurality of images of an output target in an output region is provided. For example, when the plurality of images is arranged in rows and columns by the arrangement unit, if there is a row or a column in which a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021492 - Image processing device, image processing method, and solid-state imaging device: According to embodiments, an image processing device includes a line-exposure selecting unit. The line-exposure selecting unit is capable of switching a pattern of selecting a first exposure time and a second exposure time. The second exposure time is shorter than the first exposure time. The line-exposure selecting unit switches the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130021493 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes a first pixel generating a signal by photoelectric conversion, a second pixel arranged in the same row as the first pixel and generating a signal by photoelectric conversion, a first comparator comparing the signal based on the first pixel with a first reference signal having a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021489 - Regional image processing in an image capture device: Disclosed are various embodiments of applying image processing techniques in an image capture device. Regions of an image can be isolated and a respective region type identified. The image capture device can apply various image processing techniques to various regions of the image based at least upon a region type... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021495 - Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus and image processing method: The image processing apparatus includes a gradient calculating part calculating intensity gradient at each pixel in a captured color image, a first color blur determining part determining that a pixel at which the intensity gradient satisfies a color blur condition using a first threshold is a possible color blur pixel,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021496 - Method and system for facilitating color balance synchronization between a plurality of video cameras and for obtaining object tracking between two or more video cameras: A method for facilitating color balance synchronization between a plurality of video cameras within a system of video cameras includes detecting an object in a video sequence captured by a video camera in the system, determining an object color histogram for the detected object, updating a camera specific reference color... Agent: Axis Ab
20130021497 - Image pickup apparatus and dark current correction method therefor: Disclosed are an image pickup apparatus and a dark current correction method that make it possible to correct the dark current at high precision without using a driving pattern of a peripheral circuit or a layout on an image pickup device chip. The image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130021498 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: A blurring process is performed on an addition area including a point light source area detected in an image to be processed so that the nearer to the circumference of the addition area, the higher the luminance value while an addition coefficient is being increased according to a distance from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021499 - Image pickup apparatus, solid-state image pickup device, and image pickup method: A solid-state image pickup device includes a lens, a first light receiving element, a second light receiving element, and an element separation area. The first light receiving element is configured to receive light from the lens. The second light receiving element is configured to receive light from the lens. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130021500 - Optical device: An optical device includes a rotary member. A rotary member is rotated across a first angle range and a second angle range lined up in a direction in which an angle is increased. An activator activates a power source when a rotation angle of the rotary member is increased to... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130021501 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system comprises: a negative first lens unit being composed of two lens elements; a positive second lens unit; and a positive third lens unit, wherein the lens units are moved such that an interval between the first lens unit and the second lens unit decreases and an... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130021503 - Electronic apparatus having microphones with controllable front-side gain and rear-side gain: An electronic apparatus is provided that has a rear-side and a front-side, a first microphone that generates a first signal, and a second microphone that generates a second signal. An automated balance controller generates a balancing signal based on a proximity sensor signal. A processor processes the first and second... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC
20130021502 - Sound corrector, sound recording device, sound reproducing device, and sound correcting method: Sound correction processing is performed for a sound signal obtained from a sound collecting portion. In particular, sound correction processing is performed after determining what is performed as the sound correction processing based on an image signal paired with a sound signal, the image signal obtained from an imaging portion,... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130021506 - Compact camera optics: “Imaging apparatus includes an image sensor, which is adapted to generate an input image in response to optical radiation. A processing engine is configured to apply a digital filter, having a kernel width greater than five pixels, to the input image to generate a filtered image. An optical assembly is... Agent: Dblur Technologies Ltd.
20130021504 - Multiple image processing: Embodiments of the present application automatically utilize parallel image captures in an image processing pipeline. In one embodiment, image processing circuitry concurrently receives first image data to be processed and second image data to be processed, wherein the second image data is processed to aid in enhancement of the first... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021505 - Multiple image processing: Embodiments of the present application automatically utilize parallel image captures in an image processing pipeline. In one embodiment, image processing circuitry concurrently receives first image data to be processed and second image data to be processed, wherein the second image data is processed to aid in enhancement of the first... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021507 - Image processors and methods for processing image data: Image processors and methods of processing image data from monochrome and color sensors, for example, pixels, are provided. The exposure time of the monochrome pixels is limited and the exposure time of the color pixels is extended to enhance image quality while limiting the “cross talk” that can interfere with... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20130021508 - Solid state imaging device and digital camera: An OFB layer 38 and a low concentration layer 39 are formed over a semiconductor substrate 29. A PD 40N that constitutes a normal pixel 30N, a PD 40R that constitutes a first focus detection pixel 30R, and a PD 40L that constitutes a second focus detection pixel 30L are... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130021509 - Solid-state imaging device driving method: Photosensitive cells each includes a photodiode (1), a transfer gate (2), a floating diffusion layer portion (3), an amplifying transistor (4), and a reset transistor (5). Drains of the amplifying transistors (4) of the photosensitive cells are connected to a power supply line (10), and a pulsed power supply voltage... Agent:
20130021510 - Image pickup apparatus capable of changing operation condition of image sensing device and control method therefor: An image pickup apparatus capable of ensuring a dynamic range suitable for an image shooting condition and capable of reducing noise. The image pickup apparatus includes an image sensing device having floating diffusion units that are provided corresponding to pixels and that convert electrical charges accumulated in the pixels into... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021511 - Solid-state image pickup device, method for driving solid-state image pickup device, and image pickup apparatus: A solid-state image pickup device includes a pixel array section including an effective pixel region, an optical black pixel region, and a pixel region between the effective pixel region and the optical black pixel region; a vertical drive section which performs driving so that signals of pixels of the pixel... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130021512 - Framing of images in an image capture device: Disclosed are various embodiments of framing and/or reframing an image captured by an image capture device. Framing characteristics associated with an image are identified. A determination is made regarding whether the framing characteristics comply with one or more framing guidelines. The image can be reframed if the framing characteristics do... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130021513 - Photographic optical system and image pickup apparatus equipped with the same: A photographic optical system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power configured to move in an optical axis direction to perform focusing, and a third lens unit having positive or... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021514 - Imaging device: An imaging device is provided that includes a camera body, a lens barrel, a lens barrel information transmitter, and an image sensor driver. The image sensor is housed in the camera body. The lens barrel is attachable to and detachable from the camera body. The lens barrel information transmitter regularly... Agent: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
20130021515 - Advanced infrared cut-off optical filters: An infrared cut-off optical filter includes a substrate and a film structure. The substrate has a thickness and allows incoming lights to enter the optical filter at an incidence angle. The film structure is formed on the substrate to reduce an angle dependence of the optical filter with respect to... Agent: Zhejiang Crystal Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd.
20130021516 - Focus controller: A focus controller includes an evaluation value generating unit and a control unit. An evaluation value generating unit obtains a first evaluation value based on a first signal output from a pixel part of an imaging unit by scanning the pixel part in a first direction and obtains a second... Agent:
20130021517 - Image pickup apparatus, solid-state image pickup element, and image pickup method: A solid-state image pickup device includes a first unit to convert light into an electrical signal and a second unit to convert light into an electrical signal. The first unit includes a first lens and a first pair of light receiving elements to receive light from the first lens. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130021518 - Image pickup system: An image pickup system includes: an optical system including a focus lens unit; a camera platform apparatus driving the optical system to pan and tilt; a measuring unit measuring a distance to an object, the measuring unit operable to be driven independently from the pan/tilt-driving of the optical system; and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021519 - Apparatus and method for adjusting focal point by using imaging device for outputting phase difference signal: Apparatus and method for adjusting a focal point using an imaging device including phase difference detection pixels are disclosed. An apparatus is provided that includes an imaging device comprising an optical aperture disposed between a micro lens and a photoelectric conversion unit of each of a plurality of pixels, the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130021520 - Apparatus and method for automatically adjusting focus in image capturing device: An apparatus and a method for automatically adjusting a focus in an image capturing device are provided. The method includes generating an image by capturing a subject through a lens when a flash unit is enabled, dividing the image into a plurality of windows, determining a brightest window from among... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130021521 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes phase difference detection pixels. The imaging device receives an image formed by an optical system and includes a plurality of pixels that are two-dimensionally arranged. Each of the plurality of pixels include a micro lens; a photoelectric conversion unit positioned below the micro lens; and an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130021522 - Image-pickup apparatus: An image-pickup apparatus includes an image-pickup element, a first wiring substrate where the image-pickup element is mounted, a second wiring substrate which is electrically connected with the first wiring substrate and a structure which has electrical conductivity. The first wiring substrate has a first wiring portion where a differential signal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021524 - Universal multiple image processor platform: Multiple image processors, also known as a multiviewer or multiple input video wall processing is a device that allows multiple image inputs and combined them to form one or several outputs that consists of multiple images that can cross display boundaries. The invention provides a universal platform to allow multiple... Agent:
20130021525 - System and method of implementing synchronized audio and video streaming: A server comprises a processing unit configured to interlace audio data packets with video data to form an interlaced audio/video data file having an approximately uniform audio time interval between consecutive audio data packets in the interlaced audio/video data file. The server also comprises an interrupt timer configured to provide... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130021526 - Remote control method, and system, receiving device, mobile internet device and recording medium for implementing the same: A remote control method comprises: providing a receiving device electrically connected with a display device; the receiving device establishing wireless communication connections respectively with a mobile internet device and a computer; a user inputting a control instruction to the mobile internet device to transmit the control instruction to the receiving... Agent:
20130021527 - Video system and control method thereof: A video system suitable for being set in one of several scene modes and controlling one of several ambient light sources is disclosed. The video system includes a storage unit, a signal transceiver, and a control module. The storage unit stores several brightness setting values, in which the brightness setting... Agent:
20130021528 - Image transmission and display method comply with chromaticity and visual fidelity principle: This invention discloses an image transmission and display method complies with both chromaticity and visual fidelity principles. It is in the technical field of image transmission and display. In order to totally eliminate factors that affect image reproduction fidelity during process of image transmission and reproduction on display devices (including... Agent:
20130021529 - Apparatus, medium, and method segmenting video sequences based on topic: Provided are an apparatus, medium, and method segmenting video sequences based on a topic. The apparatus may include a start-shot determination unit detecting a plurality of key-frames by using character information from video sequences including a plurality of frames to determine the detected key-frames as start-shots for each topic, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130021530 - Transmitting device, receiving system, communication system, transmission method, reception method, and program: There is provided a transmitting device including a packet signal generation unit configured to generate a packet signal of a video, a transmitting unit configured to transmit the packet signal via an asynchronous transmission network used in common by another transmitting device, and a compression rate control unit configured to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130021531 - Sink device, source device and wireless transmission system: Disclosed is a wireless transmission system provided with: a sink device which, when AV data transmitted by means of multicast wireless transmission from a source device is reproduced, performs reproduction control in accordance with the wireless connection state of another sink device that reproduces the AV data from the same... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021532 - Connecting structure, electrical device and television apparatus: An electrical device includes a rear chassis, a fastening member, and an attachment member. The rear chassis has a through-hole. The fastening member is disposed inside the rear chassis. The fastening member has a threaded hole. The attachment member retains the fastening member relative to the rear chassis. The attachment... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20130021533 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The image processing apparatus includes: a signal receiver which receives a broadcasting signal including first and second contents; a signal processor which processes the broadcasting signal received by the signal receiver; a storage unit; and a controller which receives... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130021534 - Touchscreen remote and means of locating: Disclosed is a touchscreen remote control device and system having means of locating the remote if misplaced, wherein the remote includes an imbedded receiver, television control emitter, a signal generator and a touchscreen interface. A corresponding television or electronic device includes three modes of locating the remote, including an audible... Agent:
20130021535 - Electronic device and operating method thereof: Provided are an electronic device and an operating method thereof. When a predetermined event occurs while contents are being output, a video and a sound of the contents are controlled to be respectively output through different electronic devices, thus improving a content provision environment for a user.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130021536 - Video display apparatus, information reproduction method, and information reproduction apparatus: According to one embodiment, information reproduction apparatus including, reception module configured to receive at least one of video and audio input by source device via bidirectional interface, output module configured to output audio received by reception module to external audio output device via bidirectional interface, detection module configured to detect... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130021537 - Rear projection imaging system with image warping distortion correction system and associated method: A rear projection imaging system with an image warping distortion correction system using a camera and processing unit to generate a warping map that corrects for image distortion. The warping map is generated in an iterative process by displaying a known pattern on a viewing screen and, through the use... Agent: Fakespace Labs, Inc.
20130021538 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: A lighting device includes a cold cathode fluorescent tube (CCFT), a chassis housing the CCFT, and a lamp clip. The chassis includes at least three mounting through holes at least one of which is arranged on a first line and a second line. The first line and the second line... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130021539 - Electronic video display mount: An electronic video display mount includes a substantially vertical mounting pole rigidly attached to a pole foot; and a mounting collar releasably fixed to a mounting location that is selectively defined between a minimum distance and a maximum distance from the pole foot on the pole. The mount also includes... Agent:01/17/2013 > 119 patent applications in 60 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130016173 - Video-assisted self-service transaction device: While performing or initiating a transaction with a self-service video transaction device, a user may interact with a video agent and a terminal associated therewith. Video and/or audio functionalities may be enabled or disabled based on a length of a wait time to connect to a video agent. If the... Agent: Bank Of America
20130016174 - Conference control method, and relevant apparatus and system: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a conference control method, and a relevant apparatus and system. A conference control method includes: receiving a first area floor request, where the first area floor request carries a first site identifier and a first area identifier, a site corresponding to the first site... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20130016176 - Apparatus and method for providing media services with telepresence: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, obtaining first images that are captured by a first camera system at a first location associated with a live presentation by the first user, transmitting first video content representative of the first images over a network for... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130016175 - Side channel for employing descriptive audio commentary about a video conference: A side channel, networked with a real-time video conference feed, includes descriptive audio commentary. The side channel also includes an adjustable data handler for adjusting amount of the descriptive audio data correlated to audio commentary regarding the real-time video conference; and a means for prioritizing associated conversation links tied to... Agent: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
20130016177 - System and method for providing a perception of a continuous surface in a telepresence system: A method for preventing movement in a telepresence system, includes a plurality of cameras. Each camera has a respective field of vision for viewing one or more users. The fields of vision each have lateral boundaries. The system also includes a plurality of restrictive elements. Each restrictive element is positioned... Agent:
20130016180 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a predicting unit calculating, based on a global motion vector found for a past picked-up image, predicted values of a global motion vector of a picked-up image to be processed; an effective region calculating unit deciding an effective region on the picked-up... Agent:
20130016179 - Imager: Selected embodiments use a relatively small image detector and a scanning mirror to obtain effective performance of a larger image detector. An imager with folded optics captures images of different field positions of a field of view (FOV), and stitches the images together for a larger image of the FOV.... Agent:
20130016178 - Optical imaging with foveation: Selected described embodiments include an imager providing concurrent wide field of view (WFOV) and foveated images. The imager includes a frontend optic configured to receive light from a scene. Corrective optics reduces distortions, and transmits the light to a beam splitter. One portion of the light exiting the beam splitter... Agent:
20130016181 - System and method for capturing and displaying cinema quality panoramic images: A system and method for capturing and displaying seamless cinema-quality 360° panoramic photographic and video images is described. In one embodiment, the panoramic imaging system comprises an image capture unit, a computing unit, a cooling unit, and a panoramic image display unit. The image capture unit includes a panoramic camera... Agent: Social Animal Inc.
20130016182 - Communicating and processing 3d video: There is a communicating of 3D video having associated metadata. The communicating may involve devices and includes receiving a first video bitstream with the 3D video encoded in a first format, receiving the associated metadata. The communicating also includes forming a protocol message, utilizing a processor, including the associated metadata.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130016183 - Dual mode user interface system and method for 3d video: A system is provided for use with a video input signal and a video unit. The video input signal can be one of a two dimensional video signal and a three dimensional video signal. The video unit can display a three dimensional video and a two dimensional video. The system... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130016185 - Low-cost image-guided navigation and intervention systems using cooperative sets of local sensors: An augmentation device for an imaging system has a bracket structured to be attachable to an imaging component, and a projector attached to the bracket. The projector is arranged and configured to project an image onto a surface in conjunction with imaging by the imaging system. A system for image-guided... Agent: The John Hopkins University
20130016184 - System and method for locating and displaying aircraft information: A system and method for locating and displaying aircraft information, such as three-dimensional models and various information about an aircraft component. The system may include a portable display, a remote processor, and one or more location and/or orientation-determining components. The models and other various information displayed on the portable display... Agent: Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.
20130016187 - Method and apparatus for auto-convergence for stereoscopic images and videos: A method and apparatus for reducing convergence accommodation conflict. The method includes estimating disparities between images for different lens, analyzing the estimated disparities, selecting a point of convergence, determining the amount of shift relating to the convergence point selected, and performing adjustment to the disparity to maintain a disparity value... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130016186 - Method and apparatus for calibrating an imaging device: Described are methods and apparatus for adjusting images of a stereoscopic image pair based on keypoint matches. The quality of the key point matches is first evaluated to determine whether the quality exceeds a keypoint quality threshold. If the quality level of the keypoint matches exceeds the threshold, the vertical... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130016188 - Camera module and image capturing method: According to the embodiment, a camera module has a variable aperture unit and a control driver. In the variable aperture unit, switching is made between transmitting and blocking of the light incident from the imaging lens for each region. In the variable aperture unit, at least one of an area... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130016190 - Grating-based scanner with phase and pitch adjustment: A method for determining three-dimensional coordinates of an object point on a surface of an object, the method including steps of: sending a beam of light to a diffraction grating; sending a first diffracted beam and a second diffracted beam to an objective lens to form at least two spots... Agent: Faro Technologies, Inc.
20130016189 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a first polarizing unit that has a first polarization region and a second polarization region to transmit different polarized light corresponding to different viewing point images, a second polarizing unit that includes a third polarization region to transmit only transmission light of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130016191 - Imaging apparatus and control method therefor: The amount of parallax of a 3D image can be adjusted by intuitive operation. A zoom lever is thrown to telephoto side to cause the graphic processing unit to generate images for the left eye and the right eye adjusted such that a position where a component is drawn is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016194 - Image display device and shutter spectacles: The shutter glasses normally control a right-eye shutter and left-eye shutter even if a control signal to be received is temporarily missed. The image display section displays an image by alternately repeating a right-eye field and a left-eye field, and transmits first control signals synchronously with the right-eye field and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130016192 - Image processing device and image display system: An image processing device forms an omnifocal image and/or a three-dimensional image based on a group of images captured while moving along a fixed axis. The image processing device includes a detecting unit that detects a shift in a plane vertical to the axis of images in the group of... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130016193 - Method, digital image processor and video display system for digitally processing a video signal: There is provided a method, a digital image processor and a video display system for digitally processing a video signal. A video signal is digitally processed according to a user profile. The video signal is also digitally processed according to a parameter related to a video display system. A resulting... Agent:
20130016195 - Device and method for 3-d display control: A control device for three dimensional display has an image processor and a timing signal generator. The image processor is used for receiving a first and a second input image signals to generate a first, a second, and a third output image signals. The first output image signal comprises part... Agent:
20130016196 - Display apparatus and method for displaying 3d image thereof: An image processing apparatus, a three-dimensional (3D) image output method, and a method of controlling 3D glasses are provided. The display apparatus includes: an output unit which alternately outputs a left eye image and a right eye image at predetermined intervals; a driving signal output unit which outputs a driving... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130016197 - Urinal where imaging device is installed: Disclosed is a urinal having an imaging device while not supplying washing water thereto. The urinal includes a main body having its front surface opened and a urine drainage hole provided at its lower portion, a recognition portion that senses a human body approaching the main body or a user's... Agent: Head Turner Co., Ltd.
20130016199 - Electronic endscopic apparatus: An electronic endoscopic apparatus includes an endoscopic scope and an image processing processor. The endoscopic scope includes a slid-state imaging device, an imaging-side multiplying unit, and an imaging synchronization signal generating unit. The image processing processor includes a display clock generating unit, a monitor synchronization signal generating unit, a master... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130016198 - Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, information storage device, and image processing method: An image processing device includes an image signal acquisition section that acquires image signals that include signals of an object image from an image sensor, the image sensor being configured so that the object image is formed in an imaging area via an optical system, and is not formed in... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130016200 - Method and apparatus for protection from high intensity light: A method and apparatus where the output from a high intensity light source is controlled to produce well-exposed images/videos and to reduce automatically the intensity when an unsafe issue is detected in medical devices such as endoscopes and the like. The method and apparatus overcome problems to control light sources... Agent:
20130016201 - Method and system for automatic detection of a class of objects: An apparatus and method for providing automatic threat detection using passive millimeter wave detection and image processing analysis.... Agent: Millivision Technologies, Inc.
20130016203 - Biometric imaging devices and associated methods: A system for identifying an individual can include an active light source capable of emitting light having at least one wavelength from about 700 nm to about 1200 nm, and an imager device positioned to receive the electromagnetic radiation upon reflection from an individual to generate an electronic representation. The... Agent:
20130016202 - Sharing input and output devices in networked systems: A technique for sharing a peripheral device among a group of systems comprises capturing a set of images of a user, and processing the set of images of the user to determine a user directive to designate a first system in the group as an owner of a peripheral device... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130016204 - Microscope device: A microscope device (100) includes a surgical microscope (20), a camera (30), connected to the surgical microscope (20), for sensing an object (200) imaged by the surgical microscope, a stand (10) carrying the surgical microscope (20) as well as the camera (30), an operating unit (50), spatially separated from the... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag
20130016206 - Device and method for edge- and surface inspeciton: A device for edge- and surface inspection of flat objects, particularly patterned, sawn, broken, or partial wafers, and wafers of any kind on film frames, dies, displays, glass-ceramic or metal samples or batches of such materials, Die waffle packs, and multichip modules, comprises an inspection head, with an object lens... Agent:
20130016205 - Die bonder: A die bonder that eliminates the need for moving a recognition camera for capturing an image related to adhesive application and achieves high reliability with high throughput is disclosed. The die bonder includes a lead frame; a syringe located above the lead frame and enclosing therein a paste adhesive; a... Agent: Hitachi High-tech Instruments Co., Ltd.
20130016208 - Method and device for the quality inspection and testing of flat printed products: A method and a device for the quality inspection and testing of a flat print product. A print product, including at least one structural element, is initially deposited on a support element and illuminated by at least one light source. At least one image of the illuminated print product is... Agent: Mueller Martini Holding Ag
20130016207 - Test device and method for testing display parameters: A test device is for testing display parameters of an electronic product with a page browsing function. The electronic product stores display times of a number of standard frames which selected from a standard video file. The standard video file includes frames record the play process of a testing file... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130016209 - Driver assist system for vehicle: A driver assist system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a vehicle and having an exterior field of view relative to the vehicle, and a video display operable to display image data captured by the camera and viewable by the driver of the vehicle. The driver assist system... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20130016210 - Gemstone sparkle analysis: A system is described for obtaining images of a gemstone, and performing quantitative analysis on the images to obtain measures of properties of the gemstone. The system comprises a support structure for supporting the gemstone at an observation position. An illumination structure is arranged to illuminate the gemstone. The illumination... Agent: De Beers Centenary Ag
20130016215 - Dazzling laser rifle: Disclosed is a handheld long range dazzling laser including a 1 Watt or greater laser light source, a focus-adjustable beam expander, a power source, a trigger and a magnifying targeting device. Also disclosed is a method of discounting ship insurance rates based on equipping ships with the disclosed handheld long... Agent: Pvb Holdings LLC
20130016211 - Home surveillance device: A home surveillance device comprises a body, a module board, a vibration sensation module, a power supply module, a cover board, and a plate-like member. The body includes a housing having a first casing with a control interface and a second casing containing at least one accommodation space, an assembly... Agent: Brinno Incorporated
20130016214 - Method and apparatus for recording and reporting video corresponding to production of an agricultural product: Various embodiments of the present disclosure include methods and apparatus for recording and reporting video corresponding to production of an agricultural product. In an example embodiment, an apparatus comprises a hand-held device including a display and one or more input devices to sense product identification indicia associated with or affixed... Agent: Sureharvest
20130016213 - System and method for capturing and delivering video images: Disclosed herein is a system and method for providing, over a network, updated and accurate video segments of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. At least one camera forms a part of the system receiving a set of instructions to capture a video segment of a predetermined duration at predetermined time intervals.... Agent: Solutions Xyz, LLC.
20130016212 - System and method for using capacitors in security devices: A battery-free security system is provided with one or more series or parallel capacitive networks. One or more solar panels are used to charge the capacitive networks and one or more charging circuits are used to control the charging of the capacitive networks. One or more DC-DC converters may be... Agent: Battery-free Outdoors, LLC
20130016219 - Camera arrangement for a vehicle: A camera arrangement (1) for a vehicle, with at least one camera (1.1) with a protective cover (1.2), wherein the camera (1.1) can be pivoted about a pivot axis (X) between a starting position (A) and an operating position (B). According to the invention the pivot axis (X) is arranged... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130016218 - Generation device for vehicle-evocative sound and generation method for vehicle-evocative sound: Based on the current position of a vehicle MV detected by a position detection part 720, an acquisition part 730A acquires vehicle lane information including the vehicle lane number of the road upon which the vehicle MV is traveling, referring to map information contained in a storage part 710; then... Agent: Pioneer Corporation
20130016217 - Interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror head having an electrochromic reflective minor element. A minor mount is configured for attaching the interior rearview mirror assembly at an attachment element at an interior surface of a vehicle windshield. The interior rearview minor assembly includes a portion... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20130016216 - Method for evaluating an object recognition device of a motor vehicle: For testing an object recognition device for a motor vehicle at reasonable costs for different routes, image data for testing the object recognition device may be generated with a camera simulation device. Because the image data of a camera simulation device are artificially generated, it must be made certain that... Agent: Audi Ag
20130016220 - Passive multi-band aperture filters and cameras therefrom: A multi-band aperture filter for optically coupling to a focal plane array (FPA) of a camera includes a substrate, and a first spectral coating on a first surface of the substrate that passes both a first longer and a second shorter wavelength band. A second spectral coating that passes the... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20130016221 - Mapping method in a geographical tracking area for television white space bands: The present invention discloses an apparatus, a method and a computer program for mapping and allocating available television white space channels for a terminal requesting resources. The mapping is based on the data of available overlapping TV white space channels within a geographical tracking area and coexistence with other cellular... Agent: Renesas Mobile Corporation
20130016222 - Automatic adaptive image sharpening: This disclosure describes techniques for initially calibrating an image capture device. According to one aspect, the calibration includes calibrating parameters of an image filter for resolving the captured image. The method includes receiving a captured image of a test target and resolving the captured image using a set of initial... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130016223 - Method and apparatus for camera network calibration with small calibration pattern: A method for calibrating a camera network includes generating a projection matrix by each of cameras in respect of a calibration pattern that is disposed at a plurality of different positions in a photography zone. A portion of the projection matrix is produced as a sub-projection matrix. Sub-projection matrixes are... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130016224 - System for video quality prediction and related aspects: A method of generating a measure of quality for a video signal representative of a plurality of frames, the video signal having: an original form; an encoded form in which the video signal has been encoded using a compression algorithm utilising a variable quantiser step size such that the encoded... Agent: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
20130016225 - Distributed image acquisition, storage, and backup method: A method of distributing and storing acquired images includes providing a digital camera and a plurality of functionally identical independent storage devices. Each storage device receives and stores digital images. Each digital image is stored as a working copy on a storage device and is stored as a corresponding backup... Agent:
20130016227 - Hand-held quad core processing apparatus: A hand-held apparatus is provided having a digital camera, a display, a miniature keyboard, a network interface, and four interconnected processing units arranged to jointly run programs for the operation of the digital camera, display, miniature keyboard, and network interface.... Agent:
20130016226 - Techniques for processing images: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system are described that determine a processing to be performed on an image at a remote processing resource, capture an image, and transmit to the remote processing resource, in response to a triggering event, the image to be processed and associated information.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20130016230 - Camera with linked parallel processor cores: A camera with a CMOS image sensor, an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and multiple processing units interconnected with each other for parallel processing of data from the image sensor interface. The multiple processing units and the image sensor interface are integrated onto a... Agent:
20130016229 - Central processor with multiple programmable processor units: A central processor for installation in an imaging device with a CMOS image sensor. The central processor had an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and multiple processing units configured to operate in parallel for processing data from the image sensor interface. Each of the... Agent:
20130016228 - Hand held electronic device with camera and multi-core processor: A hand held electronic device that has a camera with a CMOS image sensor and a central processor integrated onto a single chip. The central processor having multiple processing units and an image sensor interface. The multiple processing units are configured for operating in parallel and the image sensor interface... Agent:
20130016233 - Handheld imaging device incorporating multi-core image processor: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a processor for processing the sensed image; a plurality of processing units provided in the processor, the plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch to form a multi-core processing unit for the processor; and... Agent:
20130016232 - Handheld imaging device with image processor provided with multiple parallel processing units: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a micro-controller integrating therein a dedicated image processor for processing the sensed image, a bus interface, and an image sensor interface; and a plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch, the plurality of processing... Agent:
20130016236 - Handheld imaging device with multi-core image processor integrating image sensor interface: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a processor for processing the sensed image; a multi-core processing unit provided in the processor, the multi-core processing unit having a plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch; and an image sensor interface for... Agent:
20130016235 - Handheld imaging device with quad-core image processor integrating image sensor interface: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a processor for processing the sensed image; a quad-core processing unit provided in the processor, the quad-core processing unit having four processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch; and an image sensor interface for converting signals... Agent:
20130016237 - Portable hand-held device having quad core image processor: A portable hand-held device is provided having an image sensor for capturing images, and a processor chip for image processing the images captured by the image sensor. The processor chip has an on-chip interface for receiving the captured images and four interconnected processing units configured to process the received images.... Agent:
20130016234 - Portable imaging device with multi-core processor and orientation sensor: A portable imaging device that has a CMOS image sensor, a color display for displaying an image sensed by the CMOS image sensor, an orientation sensor for sensing the device orientation and, a central processor. The central processor has an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image... Agent:
20130016231 - Quad-core image processor: A quad-core processor for use in a hand-held device with a CMOS image sensor. The quad-core processor has an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and four processing units interconnected with each other for parallel processing of data from the image sensor interface. The four... Agent:
20130016238 - Image pickup device: There is provided an image pickup device which eliminates the need for image processing different from one frame to another, and is capable of eliminating centroid displacement without additionally performing a centroid correction process, thereby improving an S/N ratio and image quality. A controller 140 sequentially reads signals from all... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130016240 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes an at-rest-state determination unit that determines whether the image processing apparatus is at rest or not based on motion vectors of image data, and an image change detecting unit that detects the change in image data sequentially inputted. Then, in a state in which it... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130016239 - Method and apparatus for removing non-uniform motion blur using multi-frame: A method and apparatus for removing a non-uniform motion blur using a multi-frame may estimate non-uniform motion blur information using a multi-frame including a non-uniform motion blur, and may remove the non-uniform motion blur using the estimated non-uniform motion blur and the multi-frame. The apparatus may also obtain more accurate... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20130016241 - Portable hand-held device for manipulating images: A portable hand-held apparatus is provided having a memory for storing images, a motion sensor for detecting motion of the device, and a processor for receiving image manipulation instructions via encoded media. The processor processes the stored images based on the detected device motion and the received image manipulation instructions... Agent:
20130016247 - Camera device with color display and processor for decoding data blocks containing predetermined amount of data: A handheld digital camera device including: a digital camera unit having a first image sensor for capturing images and a color display for displaying captured images to a user; and an integral processor configured for: controlling operation of the first image sensor and color display; decoding an imaged coding pattern... Agent:
20130016242 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera includes an imager. An imager outputs an image representing a scene. A searcher searches for an index image representing a specific index from the image outputted from the imager. A size adjuster adjusts a size of a material image to a size adapted to an appearance manner... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130016244 - Image processing aparatus and method, learning apparatus and method, program and recording medium: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a calculation part calculating a prediction value of a target pixel in an image captured by an image capturing part capturing images using an image sensor configured by regularly arranging a plurality of pixels having a plurality of exposure times based on... Agent:
20130016246 - Image processing device and electronic apparatus: An image processing device includes a correcting portion which corrects an image in a target region included in a first input image. The correcting portion includes a correction processing portion which corrects the image in the target region using an image in a region for correction included in a second... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130016245 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imager which acquires an image signal of a subject. A first filter processer performs a filer process on a luminance signal included in the image signal in a focus area. A second filter processor performs a filter process on the luminance signal included in the... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130016243 - Method and system for image quality learning with solid state image sensors: The present disclosure relates to solid state image sensors in digital imaging systems, more particularly to an image quality learning method and system for solid state image sensors. One of the advantages of the method according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is to allow the implementation of a... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited
20130016248 - Multi-core image processor for portable device: A processor for a portable handheld device having an area image sensor includes a shared wafer substrate; an image sensor interface provided on the shared wafer substrate, the image sensor interface for receiving image data capture by an image sensor; an image processor provided on the shared wafer substrate, the... Agent:
20130016249 - Imaging apparatus capable of controlling exposure including flash amount control of flash apparatus, and control method thereof: There is provided an imaging apparatus capable of reducing effects given by an object outside a dynamic range of the camera, and capturing an object image with appropriate exposure, when a camera performs imaging. The imaging apparatus is configured to separate image data into a plurality of blocks, extract a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016250 - Processing color and panchromatic pixels: A method for forming a final digital color image includes capturing an image using an image sensor having panchromatic pixels and color pixels corresponding to at least two color photoresponses; providing from the captured image a digital panchromatic image and an intermediate digital color image; and using the digital panchromatic... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20130016251 - Solid-state imaging device, image processing apparatus, and camera module: According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a first image sensor, a second image sensor, and an image pickup processing circuit. The first image sensor is configured to output a first image signal according to an intensity distribution of each of color lights from an object. The second... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130016252 - Image processing apparatus and control method for image processing apparatus: An image capture apparatus includes an image capture unit, a first correction unit configured to correct a black level of an image signal output from the image capture unit, a combining unit configured to select pixels to be used from among a plurality of image signals, the black level of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016253 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus that, when combining a plurality of images, improves image quality by reducing noise in a region in which movement is detected, wherein a noise in the moving region is reduced by replacing the region in which movement is detected, with a low-noise image.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016254 - Multi-channel imaging devices: A multi-channel imaging device is provided. The multi-channel imaging device comprises a focal plane array comprising an array of pixels configured to detect radiation in a predetermined wavelength band. Subsets of the array of pixels are arranged to define a plurality of unit cell image areas. The multi-channel imaging device... Agent: L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics Corporation
20130016256 - Image recording apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus having: an image acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of viewpoint images; a disparity map generation unit that generates a disparity map representing a disparity distribution; a multi-viewpoint image generation unit that generates a multi-viewpoint image including a plurality of viewpoint images the number of which... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130016255 - Zooming to faces depicted in images: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, are described for zooming into a portion of an image that is associated with a specified feature, for example, a portion of an image that depicts a human or an animal face. In one aspect, the subject matter... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130016257 - Image capturing apparatus, image display apparatus, and image display system: A display control unit controls an image presentation unit such that when an image display apparatus displays a partial area of an image stored in an image storage unit, an image presentation unit displays a whole image stored in the image storage unit and display information indicating the partial area... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016258 - Determination of optimal diameters for nanowires: Methods of optimizing the diameters of nanowire photodiode light sensors. The method includes comparing the response of nanowire photodiode pixels having predetermined diameters with standard spectral response curves and determining the difference between the spectral response of the photodiode pixels and the standard spectral response curves. Also included are nanowire... Agent: Zena Technologies, Inc.
20130016259 - Image sensor and black level calibration method thereof: An image sensor including a pixel array, a sampling circuit and a black level calibration circuit is provided. The pixel array includes a first optical black area, a second optical black area and an active pixel area. The sampling circuit respectively reads first optical black information, second optical black information... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20130016261 - Imaging lens system, imaging optical device, and digital appliance: A single-focal-length imaging lens system achieves focusing by, while keeping first and third lens groups stationary relative to the image plane, moving a second lens group along the optical axis. The second lens group includes a positive lens element. The third lens group includes an aspherically shaped lens element having... Agent: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
20130016260 - Solid-state image pickup device: A solid-state image pickup device includes plural pixels, a voltage generator that generates a reference voltage, plural comparators that are aligned in one direction, and compare respective voltages output from the pixels with the reference voltage, a counter that counts in tandem with a change in the reference voltage generated... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130016262 - Imager exposure control: One example discloses a method for producing an image of a scene. An ambient image of the scene illuminated only by ambient light is captured. A percentage of pixels in the calibration image having a digital count greater than a threshold digital count is determined. A first image capture technique... Agent:
20130016263 - Solid-state imaging device, method of driving the same, and electronic apparatus using the same: Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging device including: a photoelectric conversion portion generating signal electric charges corresponding to a quantity of light; a pixel array block having pixels, each of the pixels including three or more electric charge accumulating portions having a first electric charge accumulating portion, a second electric... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130016265 - Quad-core image processor for facial detection: A quad-core processor for a hand held device with a CMOS image sensor to capture a scene. The quad-core processor has an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and four processing units for simultaneously processing the data. The image sensor and the four processing units... Agent:
20130016264 - Solid-state image sensing apparatus: A solid-state image sensing apparatus, comprising, a pixel portion, a conversion portion including a first group and a second group each of which includes at least one analog/digital conversion unit to convert an analog signal of the pixel portion into a digital signal, and a clock supply unit including a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016266 - Handheld imaging device with vliw image processor: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image: a Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) processor for processing the sensed image; a plurality of processing units provided in the VLIW processor, the plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch to form a multi-core... Agent:
20130016268 - External equipment and camera system: External equipment which constitutes a part of a camera system and which is detachable from a body portion of the camera system is provided. The external equipment includes: a communication unit that communicates with the body portion; a storage unit that stores manipulation information including manipulation image data corresponding to... Agent:
20130016269 - Handheld electronic device and camera providing flash compensation of images, and associated method: An improved handheld electronic device and camera apparatus upon which can be executed an improved method enable a modular camera to be used in conjunction with a flash. In one implementation, compensation parameters that are intended for use in a non-flash situation are overwritten with compensation parameters that are configured... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130016267 - Mobile terminal: The present invention provides a mobile terminal including a terminal body having a camera, and a liquid crystal panel partitioned into a screen display region disposed with liquid crystal to display a screen, and a control region disposed with a drive circuit for driving the liquid crystal, wherein the liquid... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130016270 - Radial readout approach to eo imagers: A radial based approach to electro-optic imagers, rather than the conventional rectilinear approach, would have basic overall system design advantages. Those system design advantages would apply to the components and the entire system implementation and include approaches to objective optical design, focal plane array FPA with fill factor, FPA layout... Agent: United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20130016273 - Device having an optical module and a supporting plate: The invention relates to an optical device (1) comprising an optical module (2), e.g., an objective lens, a printed circuit board (4), an image recording element (6) and a supporting plate (5), wherein the optical module (2) and the image recording element (6) are arranged on one side of the... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
20130016271 - Light transmittance adjusting device, image apparatus including the same, and method of fabricating the light transmittance adjusting device: A light transmittance adjusting device is provided, including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a first elastomer layer disposed between the first and second electrodes. A light transmittance of the first elastomer layer is variable depending on a voltage applied thereto.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130016272 - Mirror unit and image capturing apparatus: Provided is a mirror unit comprising a movable mirror that pivots back and forth between an observation position and a withdrawn position; a movable mirror drive section that accumulates bias force using drive force of a drive force source, and causes the movable mirror to pivot from one of the... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130016275 - Focus adjusting device and focus adjusting program: A focus adjusting device which includes an edge detection unit that detects edges of a subject image for each color component forming an image including the subject image; a distribution detection unit that detects distributions of a focalized state and an unfocused state of the image based on the edges... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130016274 - Image pickup apparatus and image pickup device: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device that includes a pixel used for focus detection, a plurality of the pixels being arranged in a matrix; a correction memory that stores correction information used for correcting a difference in amounts of received light that depend on pixel positions of... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130016276 - Image capturing apparatus and control method therefor: In an image capturing apparatus that carries out TV-AF type'autofocus control by setting an AF frame on a predetermined object, for example a person's face, that is detected in an image, in a case in which a in-focus position search direction cannot be determined from an AF evaluation value, changes... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016277 - Camera with focus detection unit: A camera of the present invention comprises a contrast detection section for detecting a contrast value, an assist light section for irradiating a subject by emitting light at a first luminance amount or a second luminance amount that is dimmer than the first luminance amount, and a control section for... Agent:
20130016278 - Imaging lens, imaging optical device, and digital equipment: An imaging lens system has, from an object side, at least one positive lens element convex to the object side, a negative lens element, and at least one lens element having an aspherical surface. The positive and negative lens elements are arranged next to each other. The formulae 0.1<Ton/Dopn<7, 0.1<(Rona−Ronb)/(Rona+Ronb)<1.5,... Agent:
20130016279 - Portable hand-held device having power management: A portable hand-held device is provided having components housed in a body. The components include a power supply, an image sensor for sensing images of a scene, a flash unit for illuminating the scene, a network interface for sharing images between the device and a network, and an integrated circuit... Agent:
20130016280 - Image capture device with linked multi-core processor and orientation sensor: An image capture device that has an image sensor for capturing a scene, a multi-core processor with plurality of linked, identical processing units and an image sensor interface, all incorporated onto a single chip. The device also has an orientation sensor for sensing the device orientation. The processing units are... Agent:
20130016281 - Content data display device, content data display method and program: It is desired to provide a content data display device having a caption display function which can effectively use the screen of the limited size and achieves a high operability. A content data display device includes: a storage unit configured to store an image data and a content data which... Agent: Nec Biglobe, Ltd.
20130016282 - Method of providing timing information for synchronizing mmt packet stream in mmt hybrid delivery service and method of synchronizing mmt packet stream in mmt hybrid delivery service: A method of providing timing information for synchronizing packet streams delivered from a first server and a second server, respectively, that are different from each other under hybrid delivery service environment is provided. The first server delivers a first media object and the second server delivers a second media object.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130016283 - Methods circuits devices and systems for transmission and display of video: Disclosed are methods, circuits, devices and associated executable code for facilitating transmission, reception and presentation (e.g. rendering) of video information/signals on a video display unit such as a flat-screen display, a touchscreen and/or a tablet computing platform. There may be provided a video display unit adapted to receive video signals... Agent:
20130016284 - Hyperspectral image reconstruction via a compressed sensing framework: What is disclosed is a system and method for image reconstruction using a compressed sensing framework to increase the number of wavelength bands in hyperspectral video systems. The present method utilizes a restricted representation matrix and sampling matrix to reconstruct bands to a very large number without losing information content.... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130016285 - Light emitting element driver ic implementing gamma expansion: Described herein are light emitting element driver integrated circuits (ICs), methods for use with light emitting element driver ICs, and projector systems that include a light emitting element driver IC. A light emitting element driver IC receives a color data word from the video processor IC. Starting with the color... Agent: Intersil Americas Inc.
20130016286 - Information display system, information display method, and program: Disclosed is an information display system provided with: a signal analyzing unit which analyzes the audio signals obtained from a predetermined location and which generates ambient sound information regarding the sound generated at the predetermined location; an ambient expression selection unit which selects an ambient expression which expresses the content... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130016287 - Dynamic illumination control for laser projection display: A display apparatus includes one or more imaging channels, each imaging channel includes a polarized light source and a spatial light modulator that is actuable to modulate the polarized light and provide a modulated polarized light. A control logic processor is disposed to receive and analyze each frame of image... Agent:
20130016289 - Television and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing, a circuit board, a component, and a reinforcing portion. The circuit board is in the housing and includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The component is on the first surface of the circuit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130016290 - Television and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing, a circuit board, a fan, a first air guide, and a second air guide. The housing includes an exhaust hole. The circuit board is in the housing and includes a heat-generating component. The fan is in the housing. The first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130016288 - Television system, pedestal, and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display unit, a base, a fixing portion, and an angle adjuster. The display unit includes a display surface which displays an image and a housing which encloses the display surface. The base is placed on a mounting surface such that the... Agent:
20130016291 - Television receiver and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television receiver includes: a display device; a casing; a substrate; a supporting portion; a first engaging portion; and a second engaging portion. The display device includes a display screen and a surface located opposite the display screen. The casing includes a wall located opposite the... Agent:01/10/2013 > 166 patent applications in 78 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130010049 - Negotiate multi-stream continuous presence: Described are embodiments for allowing the negotiation of a continuous presence layout. Specifically, in embodiments, an offer is generated by a client that includes attributes for displaying continuous presence video information. The attributes include, in some embodiments, one or more window identifiers, one or more bandwidth limit identifiers, one or... Agent:
20130010050 - Tag-aware multipoint switching for conferencing: Conferencing methods and systems are disclosed wherein tags are associated with conferencing endpoints. The tags provide information enabling a decision-making entity to determine the preferability of one or more processing aspects of the endpoints. In a multipoint conference a tag can allow a decision making entity such as an MCU... Agent: Polycom, Inc.
20130010051 - Method and system for video messaging: Methods, systems and devices, including computer programs, for creating, storing, formatting and sending video messages from one mobile device to another. A video message is recorded by camera element on a first mobile device. A recipient identifier associated with a second mobile device is logged by way of input by... Agent:
20130010052 - Information processing system and information processing method: HMDs and compact cameras generate image data of display media of users, and transmit the data to a conference management server. HMDs and compact cameras further generate presentation information of the users for a conference, and transmit the information to the conference management server. The conference management server verifies the... Agent: Ns Solutions Corporation
20130010053 - Systems and methods for virtual presence videoconferencing: Systems and methods are disclosed for virtual presence communication systems that provide both local and remote participants in a conference with a more realistic and engaging conferencing experience. A virtual presence communication system comprises a projection screen, an image-generating unit, at least one communication port, and a video camera, where... Agent: Bayer Business And Technology Services
20130010054 - Communication system: A computer-implemented system and method are described for improving the QoE of real-time video sessions between mobile users. For example, a method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: configuring one or more servers on the perimeter of a service provider network; receiving a request from a first mobile... Agent:
20130010057 - 3d disparity maps: A particular implementation accesses a disparity value for a particular location in a picture, the disparity value indicating disparity with respect to a particular resolution. The particular implementation modifies the accessed disparity value based on multiple resolutions to produce a modified disparity value. Another implementation accesses a disparity value for... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130010055 - Method, system and computer program product for coding a sereoscopic network: In response to a stereoscopic image of first and second views, a maximum positive disparity is computed between the first and second views, and a minimum negative disparity is computed between the first and second views. Within a bit stream, at least the stereoscopic image, the maximum positive disparity, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130010056 - Reproduction apparatus: The reproduction apparatus includes a remote control receiver that receives an instruction for adjusting an offset amount between the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data, a video signal processor that adjusts an offset amount between the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data so as to be... Agent:
20130010063 - Disparity value indications: A particular implementation receives a stereo video and a disparity map corresponding to the stereo video, the disparity map including a sample that does not indicate an actual disparity value. The particular implementation determines disparity information corresponding to the sample and processes the stereo video based on the disparity information.... Agent: Thomson Licensing, Corporation
20130010060 - Im client and method for implementing 3d video communication: An Instant Messaging (IM) client and a method for implementing 3D (three-dimensional) video communication. When it is determined that a local video capture device supports 3D video capturing and an opposite side requests to start a 3D video, the 3D video capturing is started. After performing coding on captured 3D... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
20130010059 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An apparatus and a method for performing a parallax control of a left image and a right image applied to display of a stereoscopic image are provided. The apparatus includes a left image transforming unit for generating a left image-transformed image by changing a phase of an image signal of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130010061 - Stereoscopic video display apparatus and method therefor: According to one embodiment, the stereoscopic video display apparatus includes a 3D processing module and a message insertion module. The 3D processing module converts a 3D video display signal of the twin type into the 3D video display signal of a glasses-less type. The message insertion module outputs a notification... Agent:
20130010058 - Stereoscopic video transcoder and methods for use therewith: A video transcoder includes a deformatting module that generates a deformatted video signal based on a video signal in a source stereoscopic video format, and further based on device data that corresponds to a particular target device. A scaling module generates a scaled video signal, based on the deformatted video... Agent: Vixs Systems, Inc.
20130010062 - Subtitles in three-dimensional (3d) presentation: A method and system for preparing subtitles for use in a stereoscopic presentation are described. The method allows a subtitle to be displayed without being truncated or masked by comparing the subtitle's initial footprint with an image display area. If any portion of the initial footprint lies outside the image... Agent:
20130010064 - Video processing device: A video processing device, which can output stereoscopic video information that enables stereoscopic viewing to a video display device, includes an obtaining unit that obtains the stereoscopic video information, a superimposing unit that superimposes additional video information on the stereoscopic video information, and a transmitting unit that transmits parallax information... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130010065 - Electronic endoscope for providing three-dimensional image data: This invention is of the electronic endoscope providing 3-dimensional image data which is inserted into the patient's body. It contains the frame in a tube shape forming the hollow; A pair of link members located side by side in the hollow of the frame; The filming part forming the link... Agent: Mgb Endoscopy Co.,ltd.
20130010068 - Augmented reality system: Methods and systems for providing an augmented reality system are disclosed. In one instance, an augmented reality system may: identify a feature within a three-dimensional environment; project information into the three-dimensional environment; collect an image of the three-dimensional environment and the projected information; determine at least one of distance and... Agent: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
20130010067 - Camera and method for focus based depth reconstruction of dynamic scenes: A dynamic scene is reconstructed as depths and an extended depth of field video by first acquiring, with a camera including a lens and sensor, a focal stack of the dynamic scene while changing a focal depth. An optical flow between the frames of the focal stack is determined, and... Agent:
20130010075 - 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:
20130010070 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus configured to estimate a position and orientation of a measuring object using an imaging apparatus includes an approximate position and orientation input unit configured to input a relative approximate position and orientation between the imaging apparatus and the measuring object, a first position and orientation updating... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010074 - Measurement apparatus, measurement method, and feature identification apparatus: It is an object to measure a position of a feature around a road. An image memory unit stores images in which neighborhood of the road is captured. Further, a three-dimensional point cloud model memory unit 709 stores a point cloud showing three-dimensional coordinates obtained by laser measurement which is... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130010069 - Method, system and computer program product for wirelessly connecting a device to a network: From a bit stream, at least the following are decoded: a stereoscopic image of first and second views; a maximum positive disparity between the first and second views; and a minimum negative disparity between the first and second views. In response to the maximum positive disparity violating a limit on... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130010071 - Methods and systems for mapping pointing device on depth map: Disclosed are methods for determining and tracking a current location of a handheld pointing device, such as a remote control for an entertainment system, on a depth map generated by a gesture recognition control system. The methods disclosed herein enable identifying a user's hand gesture, and generating corresponding motion data.... Agent: 3divi
20130010076 - Multi-core processor for portable device with dual image sensors: A multi-core processor is used in a portable device that has first and second image sensors spaced from each other for capturing images of a scene from slightly different perspectives. The multi-core processor has a first image sensor interface for receiving data from the image sensor, a second image sensor... Agent:
20130010066 - Night vision: A robot is provided that includes a processor executing instructions that generate an image. The robot also includes a depth sensor that captures depth data about an environment of the robot. Additionally, the robot includes a software component executed by the processor configured to generate a depth map of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130010072 - Sensor, data processing system, and operating method: An image sensor includes a unit pixel including a plurality of color pixels with a depth pixel. A first signal line group of first signal lines is used to supply first control signals that control operation of the plurality of color pixels, and a separate second signal line group of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130010078 - Stereoscopic image taking apparatus: A stereoscopic image taking apparatus (10) according to an aspect of the present invention includes a single photographing optical system (12, 14); an imaging device (16) on which pupil-split object images which have passed through a first region and a second region f the photographing optical system, are formed, respectively,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130010073 - System and method for generating a depth map and fusing images from a camera array: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for of digital imaging. Multiple cameras comprising lenses and digital images sensors are used to capture multiple images of the same subject, and process the multiple images using difference information (e.g., an image disparity map, an image depth map, etc.). The processing... Agent:
20130010077 - Three-dimensional image capturing apparatus and three-dimensional image capturing method: A three-dimensional image capturing apparatus generates depth information to be used for generating a three-dimensional image from an input image, and includes: a capturing unit obtaining the input image in capturing; an object designating unit designating an object in the input image; a resolution setting unit setting depth values, each... Agent:
20130010081 - Calibration and transformation of a camera system's coordinate system: Systems and methods are disclosed that determine a mapping between a first camera system's coordinate system and a second camera system's coordinate system; or determine a transformation between a robot's coordinate system and a camera system's coordinate system, and/or locate, in a robot's coordinate system, a tool extending from an... Agent:
20130010079 - Calibration between depth and color sensors for depth cameras: A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives a first digital image from a color camera, wherein the first digital image comprises a planar object, and a second digital image from a depth sensor, wherein the second digital image comprises the planar object. The system also includes a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130010080 - Method and apparatus for mapping in stereo imaging: A method for registering a first imaging detector to a surface projects a sequence of k images toward the surface, wherein k≧4, wherein each of the k images has a pattern of lines that extend in a direction that is orthogonal to a movement direction. The pattern encodes an ordered... Agent:
20130010083 - Portable device with dual image sensors and quad-core processor: A portable device that has first and second image sensors and a central processor. The central processor has four processing units and a first image sensor interface and a second image sensor interface for receiving data from the from the first and second image sensors respectively. The four processing units... Agent:
20130010082 - Portable hand-held device having stereoscopic image camera: A portable hand-held device is provided having a digital camera and a processor. The digital camera has two image sensors respectively arranged to capture corresponding images of the same scene. The processor image processes the images captured by the image sensors so as to output three dimensional stereoscopic images. The... Agent:
20130010085 - Three-dimensional image display device, three-dimensional imaging device, television receiver, game device, recording medium, and method of transmitting three-dimensional image: A right-eye image n+½ is an image that interpolates between a left-eye image n and a left-eye image n+1. This makes it possible to achieve a stereoscopic image display device capable of carrying out a stereoscopic display with improved display quality of moving images and improved viewability of moving images.... Agent:
20130010084 - Three-dimensional imaging device and three-dmensional imaging method: A camera processor image-processes an image for left eye captured by a left-eye image capturing unit and an image for right eye captured by a right-eye image capturing unit to generate a parallax image of the left-eye image and the right-eye image. A vertical timing adjuster adjusts timings of driving... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130010086 - Three-dimensional imaging device and viewpoint image restoration method: A three-dimensional imaging device (10) according to an aspect of the present invention, which outputs first and second viewpoint images due to a pupil division on a light flux from a single imaging optical system (12, 14), includes a defocus map calculation unit (61) calculating a defocus map representing a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130010087 - Method and device for the time-sequential recording of three-dimensional images: A method and device are provided for time-sequential recording of three-dimensional images each of which has at least one first and one second partial image. The device has a sensor (13) with pixels (16) subdivided into two mutually different pixel groups. An imaging optical unit has a switchable changeover device... Agent: Carl Zeiss Ag
20130010088 - Control method and apparatus for displaying moving pictures: A control method and apparatus for displaying moving pictures are disclosed, which make it possible to significantly reduce a side effect occurring when watching a 3D moving picture, in particular, a side effect such headache, nausea or dizziness generally occurring when a watcher watches a 3D moving picture while a... Agent:
20130010089 - Image display system capable of automatic 2d/3d switching: In a 3D television viewed using 3D viewing glasses, a 3D image and a non-3D image can be automatically switched. A 3D image can be displayed when the viewer removes 3D viewing glasses from a special seat, when an image sensor equipped on 3D viewing glasses worn by the viewer... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010091 - Image display apparatus and method: An image display apparatus for displaying a 3D video signal using a liquid crystal device such as an HIPS or LCOS device comprises a frame rate converter (3) that converts the input video signal to a doubled frame rate, a signal format converter (4) that converts the pixel sequence of... Agent:
20130010090 - Testing structure, method and system for testing shutter glasses: A testing system including a preset display device, preset shutter glasses and a testing device is disclosed. The preset display device generates a synchronization signal and outputs a timing signal relating to the synchronization signal. The preset shutter glasses receive the synchronization signal to generate a masking signal. The testing... Agent: Wistron Corp.
20130010092 - Polarized panel system and stereoscopic video system: The present disclosure discloses a polarized panel system. The polarized panel system includes a panel driving module and an active polarizer. The panel driving module includes a timing control unit, for generating a control signal according to an update frequency, a left-eye image signal and a right-eye image signal provided... Agent:
20130010093 - Method and system of using floating window in three-dimensional (3d) presentation: A method and system for presenting stereoscopic images are described, in which a portion of at least one stereoscopic image of a stereoscopic pair is blocked while displaying the stereoscopic images. The blocked portion has a width at least equal to a magnitude of a minimum disparity associated with a... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC
20130010095 - Face recognition device and face recognition method: A face recognition device includes: an image capture unit, an area detection unit, a feature amount extraction unit, a distance estimation unit and a feature amount update unit. The image capture unit is configured to capture an image of an object. The area detection unit is configured to detect a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130010094 - System and method for estimating extracorporeal blood volume in a physical sample: One method for estimating the extracorporeal blood volume in a portion of a physical sample includes: extracting a feature from a portion of an image of the sample; tagging the portion of the image of the sample with a blood volume indicator according to the extracted feature; and estimating the... Agent:
20130010096 - Cost effective and robust system and method for eye tracking and driver drowsiness identification: A cost-effective and robust method for localizing and tracking drowsiness state of the eyes of driver by using images captured by near infrared (IR) camera disposed on the vehicle, the said method comprising the processor implemented steps of: Real-time tracking of the face and localizing eye bounding box within the... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
20130010097 - Eye tracking apparatus: An eye tracking apparatus for monitoring a user's eye, for use in conjunction with secondary optical apparatus such as binoculars or night vision goggles. An optical assembly is adapted directly to image the eye from within the user's field of vision, and relay the image to a sensing element, which... Agent: Qinetiq Limited
20130010098 - High-resolution microscope and method for determining the two- or three-dimensional positions of objects: The invention relates to a high-resolution microscope and to a method for determining the two- or three-dimensional positions of objects. The microscope and method includes the following: (a) The vertical (Z) position of imaged particles or molecules being determined from the orientation and shape thereof by means of an anamorphic... Agent:
20130010099 - System for testing semiconductors: A system that includes an imaging device for effectively positioning a probe for testing a semiconductor.... Agent: Cascade Micotech, Inc.
20130010100 - Image generating method and device using scanning charged particle microscope, sample observation method, and observing device: In a process of acquiring an image of semiconductor patterns by using a scanning electron microscope (SEM), this invention provides an image generating method and device that allows a high-resolution SEM image to be produced while suppressing damages caused by SEM imaging to a sample as a result of irradiation... Agent:
20130010101 - Component mounting apparatus and component detection method: A transfer pathway of a mounting head 10 in a component-mounting round during which the mounting head 10 moves back and forth between a component feeding unit 4 and a substrate conveyance mechanism 2 is derived by a transfer pathway calculation unit 25 for each component-mounting round from mounting program... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130010102 - Method of measuring measurement target: In order to measure a measurement target on a PCB, height information of the PCB is acquired by using a first image photographed by illuminating a grating pattern light onto the PCB. Then, a first area protruding on the PCB by greater than a reference height is determined as the... Agent: Koh Young Technology Inc.
20130010103 - Information processing system, information processing method and program, information processing apparatus, vacant space guidance system, vacant space guidance method and program, image display system, image display method and program: A mobile terminal (200) obtains image data related to a product posted on a flier (300) by imaging and sends the image data related to the product to a shopping management server (100). Upon reception of the image data related to the product from the mobile terminal (200), the shopping... Agent: Ns Solutions Corporation
20130010104 - Visual inspector for inspecting flat panel display device and visual inspecting method using the same: A visual inspector for inspecting a flat panel display device and a visual inspecting method using the same are disclosed. The visual inspector includes an inspection unit including a base frame and a loading stage rotatably coupled to the base frame to load a display panel on a front side... Agent:
20130010106 - Ranging camera apparatus: A ranging camera apparatus includes an imaging device that images a subject and outputs polarization image data having a phase difference; an operating process unit; a memory; and an image processing unit. The operating process unit includes first and second polarization ratio information processing units and a parallax calculating unit.... Agent:
20130010105 - Spectrometric investigation of heterogeneity: In one general aspect, a spectroscopic apparatus is disclosed for investigating heterogeneity of a sample area. The apparatus includes an image acquisition system operative to acquire images of a plurality of sub-areas in the sample area and a sub-area selection interface operative to receive a selection designating one of the... Agent:
20130010107 - Method for measuring height, non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program for measuring height, and height measuring apparatus: There are provided a method for measuring a height by a height measuring apparatus including: obtaining, in advance, a height correction value depending on an inclination angle of a surface of the object as an angle correction data; obtaining, from the height value of each pixel of the imaging device,... Agent:
20130010108 - Measuring system: A boundary calculating unit is provided for determining boundaries between separated plasma and blood cell or air and plasma whose image is picked up by an image pickup unit. With such boundary calculating unit provided, the boundaries between the separated plasma and blood cell or air and plasma can be... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20130010110 - Apparatus and method for monitoring and controlling detection of stray voltage anomalies: Apparatus and methods for detecting stray voltage anomalies in electric fields are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for detecting an electrical field may comprise: at least one sensor probe for generating data corresponding to an electrical field detected by the at least one sensor probe, wherein the at... Agent: Power Survey LLC
20130010111 - Effortless navigation across cameras and cooperative control of cameras: This application discloses a system and related methods (called Fast Track) to effortlessly navigate across multiple cameras, e.g. video surveillance cameras distributed in a facility. Fast Track simplifies the act of following a suspicious individual roaming in a facility, e.g. by eliminating the need for security operators to memorize camera... Agent:
20130010109 - Trail camera: A trail camera includes a lens and at least one sensor. The lens includes a plurality of sensing areas having different sensing angles separately. Each of the sensing areas can collect the light, and the light focuses on the at least one sensor after passing through the lens. The focuses... Agent: Asia Optical Co., Inc.
20130010114 - Apparatus for detecting object approaching vehicle: An apparatus for detecting an object approaching a vehicle by performing image recognition processing on an image captured by a camera that is mounted on the vehicle to cover a predetermined area around the vehicle includes a signal receiver, a selector, and a detector. The signal receiver obtains a vehicle... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130010112 - Object detection apparatus and storage medium storing object detection program: In an object detection apparatus, a captured image of a scene around a host vehicle, information indicating a travel state of the host vehicle, and information indicating a surrounding situation around the host vehicle are obtained; risk areas in each of which an object is likely to exist, and area... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010119 - Parking assistance apparatus, parking assistance system, and parking assistance camera unit: On the basis of guide line interval information on intervals among guide lines and attachment information indicating attachment position and angle of a camera with respect to a vehicle, the parking assistance apparatus generates guide line information on positions of the guide lines set on the parking plane in a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130010113 - Traffic sign informing system and method: A traffic sign informing method includes: capturing images in front of a car by a camera. Scanning the image captured by the camera to detect and determine whether or not there is a traffic sign in the image. Reading the driver-information offered by the sign when the presence of a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130010116 - Universal tolling system and method: System and method for tolling includes a location determining system arranged in a vehicle to determine its location during vehicular travel, a memory device that stores data about predetermined locations, and a processor coupled to the location determining system and that compares the location of the location determining system to... Agent: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
20130010115 - Vehicle having a reversing camera: A vehicle is provided having a camera, in particular a reversing camera, and a cleaning device, which is used for cleaning an optical surface that interacts with the camera. The cleaning device has a cleaning element, which has a cleaning action on the optical surface due to a relative motion... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130010117 - Vehicle peripheral observation device: Provided is a device whereby it is possible to accurately recognize which area has been enlarged when part of an overhead image displayed on a monitor is displayed as enlarged. When any one area of a plurality divided areas (D1-D4) is indicated, the divided areas being a result of dividing... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010118 - Vehicle peripheral observation device: Provided is a device whereby the position of an obstacle can be perceived on a monitor without compromising the effectiveness of displaying an overhead image on the monitor. An overhead image generating unit generates an overhead image from images captured using a plurality of cameras, and the overhead image is... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010120 - Door security system and method: A door security system for use with a residential door having a lock according to the present invention includes a keyless entry device configured to attach to a door in electrical communication with the door lock. The system includes a monitoring unit having a motion sensor, a camera, an audio... Agent:
20130010122 - Hand held image capture device with multi-core processor and wireless interface to input device: A hand held electronic device that has a CMOS image sensor for capturing image data, a wireless device port for wireless connection to a user input device and, a central processor. The central processor has multiple processing units, an image sensor interface and a wireless device interface integrated onto a... Agent:
20130010123 - Portable hand-held device having networked quad core processor: A portable hand-held device is provided having a processor chip. The processor chip has, on-chip, a network interface and four interconnected processing units. The processing units are configured to process information communicated over the network interface.... Agent:
20130010121 - System and method for accessing product database: A method for accessing product database includes: storing a number of images of different products and information corresponding to each product; capturing an image of a product; comparing the image captured by the camera with the stored images to determine whether the image is the same as one of the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130010133 - Control apparatus and method therefor: A control apparatus receives at least one image data transmitted from an external apparatus to the control apparatus, stores the at least one image data on a storage medium, and detects whether or not a predetermined instruction is received by the control apparatus. The control apparatus causes a display apparatus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010126 - Digital camera with quad core processor: A digital camera that has a CMOS image sensor and a central processor. The central processor has four processing units and an image sensor interface integrated onto a single chip. The image sensor interface receives data from the CMOS image sensor and the four processing units simultaneously process the data.... Agent:
20130010125 - Handheld digital camera device with orientation sensing and decoding capabilities: A handheld digital camera device including an image sensor for capturing images and generating image data; a color display for displaying captured images to a user; an orientation sensor for generating orientation data; and an integral processor configured for: controlling operation of the image sensor and the color display; determining... Agent:
20130010129 - Handheld imaging device with integrated chip incorporating on shared wafer image processor and central processor: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; an integrated chip provided on a wafer substrate, the integrated chip integrating on the wafer substrate a dedicated image processor for processing the sensed image, and an image sensor interface for receiving signals from the image sensor; a... Agent:
20130010128 - Handheld imaging device with multi-core image processor integrating common bus interface and dedicated image sensor interface: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a multi-core processor for processing the sensed image; and a program memory provided external to the multi-core processor, and communicating therewith via a communication bus. The multi-core processor includes a bus interface for interfacing with the communication bus,... Agent:
20130010124 - Image output system and control method thereof, image input apparatus and control method thereof, and image output apparatus and control method thereof: An image output system connecting an image input apparatus and an image output apparatus by a close proximity wireless communication, and outputting by the image output apparatus of image data transmitted from the image input apparatus by the wireless communication. The image input apparatus detects a connection condition of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010127 - Multi-core processor for hand-held, image capture device: A multi-core processor for installation in a hand-held device that has first and second image sensors. The multi-core processor has a first sensor interface for receiving data from the first image sensor, and a second sensor interface for receiving data from the second image sensor. Multiple processing units in the... Agent:
20130010132 - Multi-core processor for portable device with image sensor and multi-point focus image capture: A multi-core processor is used in a portable device with image sensor with adjustable focal length for sensing a scene. The multi-core processor has multiple processing units incorporated onto a single chip and an image sensor interface on the chip. The image sensor interface is configured to provide the processing... Agent:
20130010131 - Portable device with image sensor and quad-core processor for multi-point focus image capture: A multi-core processor is used in a portable device that has first and second image sensors spaced from each other for capturing images of a scene from slightly different perspectives. The multi-core processor has a first image sensor interface for receiving data from the image sensor, a second image sensor... Agent:
20130010130 - Quad-core image processor for device with image display: A quad-core processor for a hand-held device with a color display, has an image sensor interface for receiving data from an image sensor, four interconnected processing units for color converting the data from the image sensor interface into a color space for the color display and, a color display interface... Agent:
20130010134 - Accessory, camera, accessory shoe, and connector: An accessory capable of communicating with a camera, includes a terminal section having a plurality of terminals. The plurality of terminals include a startup state providing terminal that provides, to the camera, a detection level by which the camera detects that the accessory is capable of being started up, a... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130010136 - Portable handheld device with multi-core image processor: A portable handheld device includes an image sensor for capturing an image; and a one-chip microcontroller having integrated therein a CPU for processing a script language and a multi-core processor for processing an image captured by the image sensor. The multi-core processor includes therein multiple processing units connected in parallel... Agent:
20130010135 - Portable handheld device with multi-core microcoded image processor: A portable handheld device including a CPU for processing a script; a multi-core processor for processing an image; an input buffer for receiving data for processing by the multi-core processor, the input buffer being provided under the control of the multi-core processor to send data thereto; and an output buffer... Agent:
20130010137 - Photographing apparatus: A photographing apparatus includes: a taking lens including a movable focusing lens; an image pickup portion that converts an optical image obtained via the taking lens into an image signal; a movement determining portion that determines movement of the photographing apparatus in an optical axis direction of the taking lens;... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130010138 - Digital camera with an image processor: A method operable in a digital image acquisition system having no photographic film is provided. The method comprises receiving a relatively low resolution image of a scene from an image stream, wherein the scene potentially includes one or more faces. At least one high quality face classifier is applied to... Agent:
20130010141 - Handheld digital camera device with motion sensing and decoding capabilities: A handheld digital camera device including: an image sensor for capturing images and generating image data; a two-dimensional motion sensor for generating motion data; and an integral processor configured for: controlling operation of the image sensor; estimating an angular velocity of the camera device relative to an external environment using... Agent:
20130010139 - Image capturing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a geometric converter configured to perform a geometric conversion process to a first frame image among frame images that are sequentially generated through imaging, based on motion information obtained by using a motion detector sensor, a motion vector detector configured to detect a motion vector... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010140 - Portable hand-held device for deblurring sensed images: A portable hand-held device is provided having an image sensor for sensing an image of a scene, a motion sensor for detecting motion of the device relative to the scene, and a processor for receiving image manipulation instructions via encoded media. The processor processes the sensed image to remove blur... Agent:
20130010142 - Image processing device, image processing method, and information terminal apparatus: Provision is made for obtaining a high-quality image with noise, such as ringing, reduced. An image processing device includes an image correction means for applying image-shake correction processing to an input image; a correction-image characteristic detection means for detecting a characteristic of a correction image obtained through the image-shake correction... Agent:
20130010143 - Imaging assembly for marine use: An imaging assembly for marine use. The imaging assembly includes a stand having a magnetic base adapted for releasably attaching the stand to a vessel. In use, the stand extending upward from the base to an upper portion. The assembly includes a night vision imaging device mounted on the stand... Agent: Mike's Inc.
20130010144 - Systems and methods for providing immersive displays of video camera information from a plurality of cameras: A system for providing stitched video from a first camera and a second camera to an electronic display system includes a processing circuit configured to associate a view a first camera with an approximate location. The processing circuit is further configured to build relationship data between the first camera and... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20130010152 - Hand held image capture device with multi-core processor for facial detection: A hand held image capture device that has a camera with an image sensor to capture a scene viewed by the camera and, a central processor having multiple processing units and an image sensor interface integrated onto a single chip. The image sensor interface is configured to receive data from... Agent:
20130010154 - Image management device, image management method, program, recording medium, and integrated circuit: An image management device clusters acquired images (S201) and generates blocks by grouping the images (S202). Next, the image management device calculates an intra-block importance degree of each cluster in each generated block (S204), calculates cluster importance degrees by accumulating the calculated intra-block importance degrees of each cluster (S205), and... Agent:
20130010153 - Image pickup apparatus and image pickup apparatus control method, and program: To provide an apparatus and method for realizing a processing with which a pixel gravity center control can be conducted when a pixel number reduction image is generated in an image pickup apparatus. A pixel unit configured to output a pixel addition signal obtained by adding output pixel signals from... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130010147 - Image processing apparatus, control method, and storage medium: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus including a unit that obtains a plurality of image data, a unit that designates an image group as an editing target in the plurality of image data, a unit that determines a main object in each image data of the image group,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010146 - Image processing device and image capturing device: An image processing device includes a dynamic range compressor that changes a characteristic of a tone curve depending on a position on input image data so as to compress a dynamic range of the image data, and a coordinate converter that converts coordinates of the image data of which the... Agent: Richo Company ,
20130010149 - Portable device with image sensors and multi-core processor: A portable device that has first and second image sensors and a central processor. The central processor has a first sensor interface and a second sensor interface for receiving data from the from the first and second image sensors respectively such that the data is simultaneously processed in the multiple... Agent:
20130010150 - Portable handheld device with multi-core image processor: A portable handheld device includes an image sensor for capturing an image; an orientation sensor for determining a rotation of the image sensor; and a system-on-chip processor having integrated on a common wafer a CPU for processing a script language, a multi-core processor for processing an image captured by the... Agent:
20130010151 - Portable handheld device with multi-core image processor: A portable handheld device includes an image sensor for capturing an image; an image sensor interface for receiving data from the image sensor; a DRAM for storing the data received by the image sensor interface; an image processor for storing the image the DRAM, the image processor including a plurality... Agent:
20130010148 - Portable imaging device with multi-core processor: A portable imaging device that has a CMOS image sensor, a color display for displaying an image sensed by the CMOS image sensor and a central processor. The central processor has an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor, multiple processing units for parallel operation to... Agent:
20130010145 - Solid-state image sensing apparatus and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image sensing apparatus includes a solid-state image sensing device, signal processing circuit device, and a multi-layer wiring package. The solid-state image sensing device has a pixel in an image sensing area thereof. The pixel receives incident light and generate a signal electric charge. The signal processing circuit device... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130010157 - Image-pickup apparatus and white-balance control method provided therefor: The present invention allows for selecting a predetermined chromatic color for extraction from among a plurality of chromatic colors based on the result of identification of acquired photographing information. When the value of a white extraction area of the photographing information is smaller than a first threshold value, it is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010156 - Imaging apparatus and control method for imaging apparatus: The present invention is directed to performing imaging processing for dividing a video signal obtained by an imaging unit into a plurality of areas, and detecting in parallel respective evaluation values of video signals of the plurality of areas, reducing the video signal obtained by the imaging unit, detecting an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010155 - Light-emitting apparatus and camera system including the same: A light-emitting apparatus and a camera system including the same are disclosed. According to an aspect of the invention, a camera system is provided that includes a light source color detector for detecting a color temperature of a light source; an auxiliary light apparatus for changing a color temperature of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130010158 - Image processing apparatus and image pickup apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a memory configured to store information of an OTF or a PSF of an optical system for at least one of capturing conditions, and an image processor configured to generate secondary and higher components of a phase of an OTF or a shape component of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010160 - Image restoration device, imaging apparatus, and image restoration method: An image restoration device according to the present invention includes: a point spread function storage unit which stores any two PSFs among a first range PSF for restoring a first sweep image serving as a sweep image when a sweep range is a first range; a second range PSF for... Agent:
20130010159 - Portable handheld device with multi-core image processor: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a portable handheld device includes a CPU for processing a script; a multi-core processor for processing an image, and a DRAM for storing image data. The CPU and multi-core processor are integrated on one wafer and share a data cache provided on the... Agent:
20130010162 - Image sensors, image processing apparatus including the same, and interpolation methods of image processing apparatus: An image sensor, an image processing apparatus including the same and an interpolation method of the image processing apparatus are provided. The image sensor includes a plurality of pixels that include a low-luminance pixel including a first photoelectric conversion device that accumulates a charge less than a predetermined reference value... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130010161 - Method for capturing image: A method for capturing an image, suitable for an image capturing apparatus with a flash lamp, is provided. In the invention, a pre-flash image is captured when a pre-flash is fired by the flash lamp. An intensity of a main flash is estimated. Whether the pre-flash image is overexposed is... Agent: Altek Corporation
20130010163 - Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes: an aberration amount generation unit that calculates an aberration amount of a different color component signal with reference to a position of a color component signal of a criterion color having pixels larger in number than a different color included in image data, based on... Agent:
20130010164 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array section having an effective pixel region formed by a plurality of pixels which are disposed in the form of a matrix, each of which includes a photoelectric conversion device and a transistor reading out an electric charge obtained by photoelectric conversion at... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130010165 - Optical micro structure, method for fabricating the same and applications thereof: An image sensor comprises a plurality of color filtering elements, a plurality of lenses and an image sensing device, wherein the lenses are correspondingly formed over the color filtering elements, and the image sensing device having a sensing area engaged with the color filtering elements.... Agent: United Microelectronics Corp.
20130010167 - Handheld imaging device with image processor and image sensor interface provided on shared substrate: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a processor for processing the sensed image; a plurality of processing units provided in the processor, the plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch to form a multi-core processing unit for the processor; and... Agent:
20130010166 - Image processing device, image processing method, and solid-state image pickup device: According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes a black level regulating unit. The black level regulating unit has a frame integration average holding unit. A frame integration average is an integration average of an optical black signal using a video frame as a unit. The frame integration average... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130010168 - Graphics multi-media ic and method of its operation: A graphics multi-media integrated circuit (GMIC) is connected to a host processor over two serial links: a half duplex bi-directional serial link which accords to a display serial interface protocol, and a uni-directional serial link which accords to a camera serial interface protocol. The GMIC receives packets from the host... Agent: Ati Technologies Ulc
20130010171 - Image sensing apparatus and storage medium: An image sensing apparatus includes an image sensing unit which sequentially generates still image data, a holding unit which holds a plurality of still image data, a display unit which displays the still image data, a setting unit which sets a predetermined state as the start timing of shooting by... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130010169 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging sensor configured to capture a subject image to output image data, a display unit configured to display an image based on the output image data, a touch panel configured to receive an operation by user's touching, the touch panel arranged on the display unit,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130010170 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and computer-readable storage medium: An imaging apparatus includes a control unit that sets a touch area corresponding to a periphery of an initial touch position on a touch panel as an area used for adjusting an image that is displayed at the initial touch position on the basis of a signal that is output... Agent:
20130010172 - Method, system and apparatus for managing notification profiles: According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, system and apparatus for managing notification profiles is provided. The method comprises acquiring, at an image acquisition module of a portable electronic device, an image of a graphical indicator. The graphical indicator comprises a machine readable representation of data identifying one... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130010173 - Portable hand-held device for displaying oriented images: A portable hand-held device is provided having a network interface for sharing images between the device and a network, an image display for displaying the shared images, an orientation sensor for sensing an orientation of the device, and a processor for processing the displayed images based on the sensed device... Agent:
20130010175 - Method and device for analyzing the optical quality of a transparent substrate: A device for analyzing a transparent surface of a substrate including a reference pattern facing a surface of the substrate to be measured. The reference pattern is formed on a support of short and long extents. A camera is provided for taking at least one image of the reference pattern... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France
20130010174 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with zoom lens: A zoom lens including first to fifth lens units in order from an object side toward an image. The refractive powers of the first to the fifth lens units are positive, negative, positive, negative and positive, respectively. The distance between the first and the second lens units is increased at... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010176 - Imaging device and portable terminal: An imaging device having an optical imaging system which has a parallel plate which is transparent at least in a visible light region, is joined by adhesives and is held on a holding member, wherein the holding member including: an opening section which is provided in order to pass light... Agent: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
20130010177 - Digital photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and auto-focusing method: A digital photographing apparatus includes a lens; a light dividing unit that divides incident light having passed through the lens into a first path and a second path; an imaging device that generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion using the incident light of the first path; an auto-focusing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130010178 - Optical pickup apparatus: There is provided an optical pickup apparatus. In an optical pickup apparatus, a focus diffraction region includes focus regions of which a number of types is equal to a number of types of light that can be emitted by a light source. The types of the focus regions correspond to... Agent: Sharp Kabusshiki Kaisha
20130010179 - Focus adjustment device and imaging apparatus: A focus adjustment device comprising: a first detector 221 which detects a focused state by a contrast detection system; second detectors 222a, 222b which detect a focused state by a phase difference detection system; and a control unit 21 which controls the first detector 221 and second detectors 222a, 222b... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130010180 - Catadioptric lens system and imaging apparatus: A catadioptric lens system includes, in order of light travel: a first lens group that includes a concave mirror and a convex mirror and has a positive refractive power; a second lens group that is positioned on the image side of the concave mirror and has a negative refractive power;... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130010182 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging unit obtains image data. An imaging controller controls the imaging unit to obtain a plurality of pieces of image data having different exposure values. A standard image decision unit decides the image data with the shortest length of exposure time of the plurality of pieces of image data... Agent:
20130010181 - Optical unit and imaging apparatus: An optical unit 100 includes a first lens group 110, a second lens group 120, and a third lens group 130, which are arranged in order from an object side to an image plane side, and the first lens group 110 includes a first lens element 111, a first transparent... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130010183 - Sensing range selectable image sensor module: A sensing range selectable image sensor module includes a lens defining a first light-sensing area, which allows a relatively larger amount of light to pass, and a second light-sensing area, which allows a relatively smaller amount of light to pass, two sensors respectively arranged at one side relative to the... Agent:
20130010184 - Digital photographing apparatus, a method of controlling the same, and a computer-readable storage medium for performing the method: A digital photographing apparatus in which iris patterns that have various shapes are provided. The digital photographing apparatus includes a lens unit; an iris in which an iris pattern, that defines a transmission area of incident light according to a signal, is determined; an imaging device that converts the incident... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130010185 - Accessory, camera, accessory shoe, and connector: An accessory communicates with a camera. The accessory includes a terminal section which has a plurality of terminals. The plurality of terminals includes a startup state providing terminal that supplies, to the camera, a detection level in order for the camera to detect that the accessory is capable of being... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130010186 - Telescoping monopod camera holding apparatus and method: The present invention provides a telescoping monopod apparatus for holding one or more cameras while a digital photograph or video recording is taken by a user, including: a plurality of concentrically-disposed telescoping shaft sections; a handle coupled to the plurality of concentrically-disposed telescoping shaft sections; and a head portion configured... Agent: Goscope, LLC
20130010187 - Signal transmitting device, signal transmitting method, signal receiving device, signal receiving method, and signal transmission system: A signal transmitting device includes: a first mapping unit including a two-pixel thinning control unit that thins out two pixel samples adjacent to each other in the same line from a class image whose number of pixels in a frame is greater than that of pixels defined in the HD-SDI... Agent:
20130010188 - Wide-band multi-format audio/video production system with frame-rate conversion: A system for processing an audio/video program to output at a desired display rate includes a computer including RAM, ROM and a processor. The system has an input receiving an input video program in a first interlaced format. The computer has hardware or software functioning to: storing the input program,... Agent: Multi-format, Inc.
20130010189 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130010190 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130010191 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130010192 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130010193 - Direct digital encoding and radio frequency modulation for broadcast television applications: A digital audio encoder, digital video conditioner, and a digital modulator are described for producing a television broadcast signal at a desired channel frequency range. Left and right audio channel signals are digitized and encoded according to a stereo standard and then combined to form a stereo audio signal. A... Agent: That Corporation
20130010195 - Av output system performing video output: If an incoming call arrives at a mobile phone as an AV output device while a video signal is output to a TV as an AV input device, as incoming call processing, a command notifying arrival of the incoming call is transmitted to the TV, and thereafter output of the... Agent:
20130010194 - Television-integrated computer and boot image displaying method thereof: In a method for displaying a boot image on a television-integrated computer that includes a display module, a television (TV) module, and a computer module operable to generate a computer video signal, the TV-integrated computer first determines whether initialization of the TV module has been completed. When initialization has not... Agent: Tpv Display Technology (xiamen) Co., Ltd.
20130010196 - Method and system for key aware scaling: A video processing device can determine whether an input pixel includes a keyed video parameter prior to filtering the input pixel. A non-keyed substitute pixel can be generated for the input pixel that includes the keyed video parameter. The non-keyed substitute pixel can be filtered if the input pixel included... Agent: Broadcom Coproration
20130010197 - Shared memory multi video channel display apparatus and methods: A shared memory video processor including signal processing circuitry. The signal processing circuitry may enable a noise reducer and a de-interlacer to share access to field buffers in a memory device to store various field lines. Some of the stored field lines may also be shared within the signal processing... Agent:
20130010198 - Video capture from multiple sources: A method for capturing video frames from a plurality of video channels is provided. A list of a least two descriptors is formed for each of the plurality of video channels in a memory accessible to a direct memory access (DMA) engine, wherein each of the two or more descriptors... Agent:
20130010199 - Semiconductor device, dc-to-dc converter, and receiver: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element mounting unit, a first conductor, a semiconductor element, a first connection and a second connection. The first conductor is provided around the semiconductor element mounting unit. The semiconductor element is provided on the semiconductor element mounting unit and includes... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130010200 - Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same: A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed,... Agent:
20130010201 - Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same: A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed,... Agent:
20130010202 - Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same: A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed,... Agent:
20130010203 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM).... Agent:
20130010205 - Information display apparatus: An information display apparatus includes a fan face that is openly/closably bent like bellows, the fan face comprising a thin film flat display formed on a flexible and bendy thin film, the thin film flat display comprising a full color organic EL display capable of displaying a full color television... Agent:
20130010206 - Liquid crystal display device and television receiving apparatus: Disclosed is a liquid crystal display device (1) provided with a liquid crystal panel (13) for displaying an input video signal, a backlight (10) applying light to the liquid crystal panel, a light source light emission control portion providing light emission of the backlight (10), and an area detection portion... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010204 - Method and apparatus for identification of broadcast source: A user (102) hears an audio program being broadcast and can record a sample of the audio. The sample is then conveyed to an analyzing means (106) to determine to which broadcast station the user is listening. The analyzing means monitors many broadcast channels. Thus, characteristics of the audio sample... Agent: Shazam Investments Limited
20130010207 - Gesture based interactive control of electronic equipment: A computer-implemented method for controlling one or more electronic devices by recognition of gestures made by a three-dimensional object (3D). In one example embodiment, the method comprises capturing a series of successive 3D images in real time, identifying that the object has a predetermined elongated shape, identifying that the object... Agent: 3divi
20130010209 - Display apparatus, control apparatus, television receiver, method of controlling display apparatus, program, and recording medium: A display apparatus (10) of the present invention which includes a display section (25) for displaying an image and which is operated by an operation terminal, includes an executing section (12) for executing an operation of the display apparatus; a remote-controller-light receiving section (20) that receives a signal containing identification... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010210 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: A backlight unit includes a discharge tube, a backlight chassis and a reinforcing member. The backlight chassis includes a bottom plate and side plates that rise from a surface of the bottom plate at the respective edges of the bottom plate. The backlight chassis houses the discharge tube that is... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010208 - Video display: The present disclosure provides a video display comprising a substrate having electrodes. A mask layer covers a portion of the electrodes, stacked gates is over the mask layer. Emitters are formed on a portion of the electrodes to emit electrons, wherein the stacked gates are used for extracting electron beam... Agent:
20130010211 - Display device, and portable apparatus having projector function: Disclosed is a display device capable of inhibiting a projected picture from occurrence of brightness unevenness while reducing speckle noise. The display device (100) includes a control portion (15) continuously supplying current to a laser beam generation portion (12, 13, 14) nonstop for a period longer than a first period... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20130010212 - Projector and control method of the same: A projector that performs light control by varying power level of a light source in response to a video signal, includes a cooling fan that cools the light source, and a control device that averages samples of the power level of the light source based on the video signal or... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130010213 - Signal conversion circuit and multiple primary color liquid crystal display device with the circuit: A signal conversion circuit is disclosed which is suitably used in a multiprimary liquid crystal display device, and a multiprimary liquid crystal display device having such a signal conversion circuit. A signal conversion circuit according to one embodiment of the present invention is for use in a multiprimary liquid crystal... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130010214 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: A backlight unit includes a discharge tube, a plate, a vibration absorber for absorbing vibrations, and a backlight chassis. The backlight chassis includes a bottom plate and side plates that rise from a surface of the bottom plate at the respective edges of the bottom plate. The backlight chassis houses... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha01/03/2013 > 176 patent applications in 90 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130002794 - Apparatus and method for providing media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receive a request for a telepresence seat at an event, obtain media content comprising event images of the event that are captured by an event camera system, receive images that are captured by a camera system at... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130002797 - Audio acoustic echo cancellation for video conferencing: A new audio echo cancellation (AEC) approach is disclosed. To facilitate echo cancellation, the method adjusts for errors (called drift) in sampling rates for both capturing audio and playing audio. This ensures that the AEC module receives both the signals at precisely the same sampling frequency. Furthermore, the far-end signal... Agent: Optical Fusion Inc.
20130002795 - Interactive medication dispensing system: This invention provides a medication dispensing system that instructs the user through visual and audio cues, such as the illumination of individual medication cups that are arrayed in accordance with a daily and weekly schedule in separate orifices within the dispenser body. It monitors compliance by determining when an indicated... Agent: Medminder Systems, Inc.
20130002796 - System and method for incorporating content in a videoconferencing environment without a personal computer: A videoconference device provides an interface for initiating and controlling a videoconference and incorporating and annotating content in the videoconference without a personal computer. The content may reside on a portable storage medium such as a Universal Serial Bus (USB) or other flash memory device inserted in the interface device... Agent:
20130002798 - Mobile telephone set having video-phone function low in amount of heat generation: A temperature of a mobile telephone set is detected, and when the temperature exceeds a predetermined first threshold, a video signal encoding unit (21) is changed from the predetermined normal encoding rate to a reduced encoding rate, which is lower than the predetermined normal encoding rate.... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130002802 - Accessing settings of a videoconference using touch-based gestures: Controlling a videoconference based on gestures received to a touch interface. A gesture may be received to a touch interface. In response to the gesture, a videoconference action may be performed. For example, a first gesture may be received to mute the videoconference and in response, the videoconference may be... Agent:
20130002801 - Adjusting volume of a videoconference using touch-based gestures: Controlling a videoconference based on gestures received to a touch interface. A gesture may be received to a touch interface. In response to the gesture, a videoconference action may be performed. For example, a first gesture may be received to mute the videoconference and in response, the videoconference may be... Agent:
20130002799 - Controlling a videoconference based on context of touch-based gestures: Controlling a videoconference based on gestures received to a touch interface. A gesture may be received to a touch interface. In response to the gesture, a videoconference action may be performed. For example, a first gesture may be received to mute the videoconference and in response, the videoconference may be... Agent:
20130002803 - Monitor mount: A technique includes configuring a monitor to be longitudinally translated along a work surface and pivoted about an axis that is substantially parallel to a normal of the work surface.... Agent:
20130002800 - Muting a videoconference using touch-based gestures: Controlling a videoconference based on gestures received to a touch interface. A gesture may be received to a touch interface. In response to the gesture, a videoconference action may be performed. For example, a first gesture may be received to mute the videoconference and in response, the videoconference may be... Agent:
20130002804 - Method and apparatus for providing high security video session: A method and apparatus for allowing trials and court proceedings to occur in a virtual manner using a one way video session and a two way voice session are disclosed. During the trials or court proceedings, the defendants and their testimony can be viewed by judges and jurors who remain... Agent: At&t Corp.
20130002805 - Apparatus and method for creating situation awareness when scheduling conference calls: A method for creating situation awareness when scheduling video conferences includes providing a user with access to a set of names stored in a directory service database, and allowing the user to select one or more of the names. In response to selection of one or more names, geographical location... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130002806 - Apparatus and method for managing telepresence sessions: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, obtaining images that are captured by a camera system at a location associated with a user, transmitting video content representative of the images over a network for presentation by another media processor at another location, receiving at... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130002807 - Method and system for measuring angles based on 360 degree images: A method of measuring an angle includes orienting a measurement device at a reference position characterized by a reference angle. A first panoramic image defined by a predetermined range of elevation angles is acquired where the first panoramic image includes an object. A first bearing of the object in relation... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20130002808 - Method for photographic panoramic image when threshold exceeds comparison between current and previous images: Disclosed is a method for photographing a panoramic image including the steps of recognizing movement of a corresponding photographing apparatus by comparing a current real-time input image with a previous image through a motion estimation mechanism with exposure compensation, determining a time to photograph each next picture by determining whether... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130002809 - Image generating apparatus, synthesis table generating apparatus, and computer readable storage medium: An image generating apparatus includes an image receiving unit, a projecting unit, and a panoramic image generating unit. The image receiving unit receives camera images captured by a plurality of cameras, the subject of which is common. The projecting unit projects, within each camera image received by the image receiving... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130002810 - Outlier detection for colour mapping: A method and an arrangement for an improved outlier detection for colour mapping are recommended, wherein a neighborhood of a partially colour compensated test-image by comparing the initially corrected test-image with a reference image in a neighborhood comparator is used for outlier detection and not outlier detection of at least... Agent:
20130002815 - 3d drawing system for providing a real time, personalized, and immersive artistic experience: A method for providing a three dimensional (3D) drawing experience. The method includes capturing a 3D image of a participant and then processing this image to key the participant's image from a background. The keyed participant's image is mixed with a 3D background image such as frames or scenes from... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20130002816 - Depth map coding: The invention relates to coding of depth information for multi-view video coding. Different parameters and/or any features from picture encoding or the encoded and reconstructed pictures may be used in the coding of the depth information, especially in filtering the depth picture using e.g. a loop filter in the depth... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130002812 - Encoding and/or decoding 3d information: There is an encoding of three dimensional (3D) information. The encoding may include receiving a signal including frames in a 3D video sequence, receiving caption information to appear in a caption window associated with the frames, and/or receiving disparity information associated with the frames. The encoding may also include determining... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130002817 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method thereof: An apparatus and method for processing an image are provided. The image processing apparatus uses a two-dimensional (2D) video signal and depth information corresponding to the 2D video signal to generate a three-dimensional (3D) video signal includes: an image receiver which receives a 2D video signal containing a background and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130002818 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method thereof: Provided are an apparatus and method for processing an image. The image processing apparatus that generates a three-dimensional (3D) video signal corresponding to a two-dimensional (2D) video signal includes: an image receiver which receives a frame of a 2D video signal containing a background and an object; and an image... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130002814 - Method for automatically improving stereo images: A method for improving a stereo image including a left view image and a right view image, comprising: using a data processor to automatically analyze the stereo image to determine an original stereo quality score responsive to relative positions of corresponding points in the left view image and the right... Agent:
20130002819 - Receiving system and method of processing data: A receiving system and a method of processing data are disclosed herein. The receiving system includes a receiving unit, a system information processor, a decoding unit, and a display unit. The receiving unit receives a broadcast signal including a 3D content and system information associated with the 3D content. The... Agent:
20130002820 - Streaming and rendering of 3-dimensional video: Transmitting and receiving 3D video content via an Internet protocol (IP) stream are described. 3D video content may be transmitted in a single IP stream and adjusted by a device associated with a display for rendering the 3D video content in a desired manner. 3D content also may be transmitted... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20130002811 - Three-dimensional imaging method using single-lens image-capture apparatus and three-dimensional image enhancement method based on two-dimensional images: A three-dimensional (3D) imaging method using one single-lens image-capture apparatus, comprising: deriving a first two-dimensional (2D) image with the single-lens image-capture apparatus; deriving a depth map corresponding to the first 2D image; synthesizing a view synthesized image according to the depth map and the first 2D image; and deriving a... Agent:
20130002821 - Video processing device: A video processing device is a device capable of outputting stereoscopic video information containing a first eye image and a second eye image and enabling stereoscopic viewing to a video display device. The video processing device includes an obtaining unit that obtains the stereoscopic video information which is obtained by... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002813 - Viewing windows for video streams: Techniques are provided for viewing windows for video streams. A video stream from a video capture device is accessed. Data that describes movement or position of a person is accessed. A viewing window is placed in the video stream based on the data that describes movement or position of the... Agent:
20130002826 - Calibration data selection device, method of selection, selection program, and three dimensional position measuring apparatus: Appropriate selection of calibration data by shortening process time without wasteful processing is provided. Before measuring a three dimensional point of a target object from a stereo image, the calibration data according to an in-focus position of taking optical systems are applied to the stereo image. To select the calibration... Agent:
20130002823 - Image generating apparatus and method: An image generating apparatus may include a first reflector and a second reflector. When a light emitter emits an infrared light, the infrared light may be reflected from a first reflector and be omni-directionally reflected. The reflected infrared light that is the infrared light reflected from the object may be... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130002825 - Imaging device: This 3D image capture device includes a light-transmitting section 2 with m transmitting areas (where m is an integer and m≧2) and a solid-state image sensor 1. The sensor 1 has unit elements, each of which includes n photosensitive cells (where n is an integer and n≧m) and n transmitting... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002824 - Integrated otoscope and three dimensional scanning system: A multi-purpose device that can be used, as, among other things, an otoscope and a three dimensional scanning system is disclosed.... Agent:
20130002822 - Product ordering system, program and method: A product ordering system storing the information of 3D product models including data for forming each of the 3D product models and the scale of each of the 3D product models. A method for ordering a product using the system includes first capturing an image. Then, sensing the distance between... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130002827 - Apparatus and method for capturing light field geometry using multi-view camera: An apparatus and method for capturing a light field geometry using a multi-view camera that may refine the light field geometry varying depending on light within images acquired from a plurality of cameras with different viewpoints, and may restore a three-dimensional (3D) image.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130002828 - Context and epsilon stereo constrained correspondence matching: A catadioptric camera having a perspective camera and multiple curved mirrors, images the multiple curved mirrors and uses the epsilon constraint to establish a vertical parallax between points in one mirror and their corresponding reflection in another. An ASIFT transform is applied to all the mirror images to establish a... Agent:
20130002829 - Method of and device for capturing 3d data of one or more airborne particles: Disclosed is a method of capturing 3D data of one or more airborne. At least one image of the one or more airborne particles is taken by a plenoptic camera of which the geometry and the optical properties of its optics are known, and the distance of a plane of... Agent:
20130002830 - Stereoscopic imaging device and method for automatically adjusting the focal point of a stereoscopic imaging device: A stereoscopic imaging device comprising: a second focus adjusting unit that operates a second focus lens to carry out a search within a second search range and searches for a second lens position at which a subject to be imaged is brought into focus; and a photographing unit that performs... Agent:
20130002834 - 3d image display device: The disclosed 3D image display device has: a delay unit (10) that delays right-eye image data (RI(n)) by one frame and outputs the result as delayed right-eye image data (RI(n−1)); a data emphasis unit (20a) that outputs right-eye image emphasis data (RE(n)) on the basis of the difference between the... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation
20130002831 - Infrared emitter in projection display television: An IR emitter internally mounted behind the screen of a projection television apparatus. The IR emitter is mounted so as not to interfere with the image display light path. The IR emitter is mounted so that IR rays are reflected off the mirror and exit through the screen of the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
20130002832 - Method and apparatus for monitoring an object: A method and system of monitoring an object (e.g., for change in configuration of a person) includes projecting a radiation pattern onto the object; recording at a first time first image data representing a portion of the projected radiation pattern on the object, the first image data representative of a... Agent: Pneumacare Ltd
20130002833 - Systems and methods for providing closed captioning in three-dimensional imagery: Systems and methods are presented for processing three-dimensional (3D or 3-D) or pseudo-3D programming. The programming includes closed caption (CC) information that includes caption data and a location identifier that specifies a location for the caption data within the 3D programming. The programming information is processed to render the caption... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20130002836 - 3d display apparatus and 3d display method thereof: A 3-dimensional (3D) display apparatus and a 3D display method thereof are provided. The 3D display apparatus includes: a display unit which outputs a plurality of image frames; a synchronization signal processor which generates a synchronization signal corresponding to the image frames; a controller which acquires period information of first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130002835 - Backlight modulation to provide synchronization between shutter glasses and three dimensional (3d) display: In general, in one aspect, a three dimensional (3D) display includes an optical stack, a backlight, panel electronics and a backlight driver. The optical stack is to present left eye and right eye images. The backlight is to illuminate the optical stack so the left eye and right eye images... Agent:
20130002837 - Display control circuit and projector apparatus: A display control circuit includes: a device drive unit writing left and right images alternately into a light modulation device in time division based on time-division display type stereoscopic image data including the left and right images; a shutter glass drive unit driving opening and closing of liquid crystal shutters... Agent:
20130002838 - Three-dimensional image playback method and three-dimensional image playback apparatus: When the video images to be played back are three-dimensional (3D) images each including a first parallax image and a second parallax image obtained when an object in a 3D space is viewed from different viewpoints, a video attribute determining unit determines whether or not the frame rate of the... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20130002839 - Device and method for the recognition of glasses for stereoscopic vision, and related method to control the display of a stereoscopic video stream: A method for the recognition of stereoscopic glasses, wherein two images of an environment in front of a screen are acquired from the same point of view. A differential image is then calculated by subtracting one of the two images from the other one, and the presence of two lenses... Agent: 3dswitch S.r.l.
20130002840 - Method and apparatus for recording media events: An apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided for recording media events. In particular, the apparatus includes a processor and a memory including computer program code that are configured to cause the apparatus to identify a party to the media event and access authorization data associated with the party.... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130002841 - System and method for acquiring images: A vision system useful in acquiring images includes: a light dome having a window and a perimeter; an annular light curtain positioned within and radially inwardly from the perimeter of the light dome such that an annular gap is formed between the light dome and the light curtain; and a... Agent:
20130002844 - Endoscope apparatus: To provide an endoscope apparatus with which an affected site can be treated with a treatment instrument while viewing tissue in the body cavity, including a region located at the rear of the treatment instrument. An endoscope apparatus is employed, which is provided with an image generating portion that generates... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130002843 - Motor drive apparatus and imaging apparatus for diagnosis: A motor drive apparatus mounted with an imaging probe having a transmitting and receiving unit which carries out signal transmission and reception continuously, comprises: a scanner unit; a pull-back unit; and an operation unit, wherein on the side surface of the scanner unit, there are formed, at positions where facing... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002842 - Systems and methods for motion and distance measurement in gastrointestinal endoscopy: Systems and methods for extracting and measuring motion from images capture during capsule endoscopy in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, an endoscope system configured to generate a spatial index of images captured along a passageway includes a processor and a camera... Agent: Ikona Medical Corporation
20130002845 - System for detecting an item within a specified zone: The disclosure reveals a system for detecting one or more persons in a specified zone. A determination is whether there is a person in the zone. A presence determination module may indicate from a current image of the zone compared with a reference image of the zone, whether there is... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130002846 - System and method for tracking the point of gaze of an observer: A system for tracking the point of gaze of an observer observing an object comprises a camera for recording an image of an eye of the observer, comprises a means for providing a luminous marker, and means for analyzing the image of the eye to determine the reflection of the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130002847 - Systems and methods for sample display and review: Methods and systems for displaying images of cells in a sample include obtaining a plurality of images of cells in the sample, where each image corresponds to one of the cells in the sample, determining values of at least one property for each of the cells based on the plurality... Agent: Constitution Medical, Inc.
20130002848 - Stage adaptor for imaging biological specimens: A stage adaptor for imaging a biological specimen is described. The adaptor having a housing; a vented chamber contained within the housing; and a removable lid for covering the vented chamber. A depression is provided on the removable lid for receiving an objective from a microscope. An aperture is also... Agent: Innovascreen Inc
20130002849 - Method and apparatus for pattern inspection: According to the present invention, for a pattern inspection apparatus that compares images in corresponding areas of two patterns that are identical and that determines an unmatched portion between the images is a defect, a plurality of detection systems and a plurality of corresponding image comparison methods are provided. With... Agent:
20130002850 - Inspection of a component: A component such as a pressure vessel includes a cladding layer bonded to a substrate by a welding process. The component is inspected by a method that includes using a first camera to record a first image of an inspection portion of the cladding layer, the inspection portion having a... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20130002853 - Filter inspection method and apparatus: An approximate circle approximated to the profile of a filter end face in an inspection image obtained by photographing the filter end face of a filter cigarette is obtained, and the center position of the approximate circle is found. An area indicating a string-like flavor containing element embedded in the... Agent:
20130002851 - Optical inspection of containers: An apparatus and method for inspecting a container having a base and a mouth, wherein light is directed through the container base into the container, and out of the container through the container mouth, using at least first and second light sources operatively disposed adjacent to each other beneath the... Agent:
20130002852 - System and method for inspecting components of hygienic articles: System and method to inspect hygienic articles. Defects are detected using a vision system by comparing an inspection image of a component to a reference image of a defect-free component. Detection of a defect can then be used to reject components and perform other functions.... Agent:
20130002854 - Marking methods, apparatus and systems including optical flow-based dead reckoning features: A position of a marking device is monitored by receiving start position information indicative of an initial position of the marking device, capturing one or more images using one or more camera systems attached to the marking device, and analyzing the image(s) to determine tracking information indicative of a motion... Agent: Certusview Technologies, LLC
20130002855 - 3-d luminous pixel arrays, 3-d luminous pixel array control systems and methods of controlling 3-d luminous pixel arrays: A luminous pixel array includes a plurality of luminous flying vehicles configured to move in 3-dimensional space. A first luminous flying vehicle of the plurality of luminous flying vehicles corresponds to at least one pixel of the luminous pixel array. The first luminous flying vehicle is configured to radiate a... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130002856 - Shape measurement method and shape measurement apparatus for tires: A shape measurement method for a tire includes: detecting an outer surface shape data and an inner surface shape of the tire from image data of the outer surface and the inner surface; subjecting irregularities along the tire circumferential direction around the tire in the outer surface shape data and... Agent: Bridgestone Corporation
20130002861 - Camera distance measurement device: A camera distance measurement device displays an image in which a plurality of graduation lines which are arranged in the form of a grid with respect to a vehicle is superimposed on a camera image which is captured by a camera mounted to the vehicle on a display unit, and... Agent:
20130002859 - Information acquiring device and object detecting device: Laser light emitted from a laser light source is converted into light having a dot pattern by a projection optical system for projection onto a target area. The projection optical system is configured such that the density of dots in a peripheral portion of the dot pattern is smaller than... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130002860 - Information acquiring device and object detecting device: An information acquiring device is provided with a projection optical system which projects laser light onto a target area with a predetermined dot pattern, and a light receiving optical system which captures an image of the target area. Segment areas are set on a reference dot pattern reflected on a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130002858 - Mechanisms for conserving power in a compressive imaging system: A system and method for conserving power in compressive imaging. An optical subsystem separates an incident light stream into a primary light stream and a secondary light stream. The primary light stream is modulated with a sequence of spatial patterns by a light modulator. The modulated light stream is sensed... Agent:
20130002857 - Navigation in buildings with rectangular floor plan: An apparatus and method for providing a direction based on an angle of a reference wall is provided. A mobile device uses an angle of a horizontal feature from an image to calibrate a sensor and future sensor measurements. The angle of the horizontal feature is determined by image processing... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130002866 - Detection and tracking of moving objects: Techniques for performing visual surveillance of one or more moving objects are provided. The techniques include registering one or more images captured by one or more cameras, wherein registering the one or more images comprises region-based registration of the one or more images in two or more adjacent frames, performing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130002862 - Measuring device user experience through display outputs: Methods and systems may include high speed camera to capture a video of a display output, a robotic arm to interact with a device, a processor, and a computer readable storage medium having a set of instructions. If executed by the processor, the instructions cause the system to identify one... Agent:
20130002865 - Mode removal for improved multi-modal background subtraction: A method and system for updating a visual element model of a scene model associated with a scene, the visual element model including a set of mode models for a visual element for a location of the scene. The method receives an incoming visual element of a frame of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002864 - Quality checking in video monitoring system: Performance control of a video monitoring system (100) is described. The system (100) comprises system units including at least one camera (114) and a performance control station (120). A method comprises providing, in the performance control station (120), a visual output signal. Image data that have been recorded by a... Agent: Axis Ab
20130002868 - Surveillance camera terminal: A surveillance camera terminal includes a wireless communication means that performs wireless communication with another terminal located near the subject terminal either directly or via another terminal, an imaging means that images part of a surveillance area assigned to the subject terminal with an imaging visual field positioning the part... Agent: Omron Corporation
20130002869 - Surveillance camera terminal: A surveillance camera terminal includes an imaging means that outputs a frame image, an imaging visual field control means that changes the imaging visual field of the imaging means in a surveillance area, an object extracting means that extracts an object being imaged by processing the frame image taken by... Agent: Omron Corporation
20130002863 - System and method for auto-commissioning an intelligent video system: An auto-commissioning system provides automatic parameter selection for an intelligent video system based on target video provided by the intelligent video system. The auto-commissioning system extracts visual feature descriptors from the target video and provides the one or more visual feature descriptors associated with the received target video to an... Agent: Utc Fire & Security Corporation
20130002867 - System and method for providing wireless security surveillance services accessible via a telecommunications device: A system and method for providing video surveillance may include providing digital television services to a customer via middleware. The middleware may include digital rights management services. Digital surveillance services may be provided to the customer via the middleware. In providing digital surveillance services to the customer, the customer may... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
20130002872 - Adaptable night vision system: An adaptable night vision system comprises a series of individual night vision function providing modules that are adapted to selectively releasably interface with others in the system so that, when mated, each combination provides a product whose features are not available with the individual modules themselves. Such modules comprise a... Agent:
20130002876 - Exterior mirror vision system for a vehicle: An exterior mirror vision system for a vehicle includes driver-side and passenger-side exterior rearview mirror assemblies including respective driver-side and passenger-side light modules and driver-side and passenger-side cameras. The light modules are sealed so as to be substantially water-impervious, and the light modules provide at least one of (a) a... Agent: Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.
20130002877 - Image control apparatus: In order to provide an image control apparatus that allows a driver to easily check the situation of a passenger's getting on/off a vehicle through an opening operation of a door of the vehicle, the apparatus includes a camera which captures an image of the vicinity of the vehicle door,... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002873 - Imaging system for vehicle: An imaging or vision system for a vehicle includes an imaging sensor disposed at the vehicle and having an imaging array of photosensing pixels. A first optical element is disposed at a first portion of the imaging array and has a first focal length, and a second optical element is... Agent: Magna Electronics Europe Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130002870 - Method for the output of information: A method for the output of information by an output unit in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle on the basis of capturable personal data. Activation of an approach module is followed by initiation of person recognition, in which personal data from a person who is outside of the... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20130002875 - Mobile study: A mobile studio for producing video and audio content includes a vehicle having a body mounted on a chassis. The body includes a studio chamber enclosure formed by a floor, a ceiling, spaced opposite outer side walls and spaced outer front and rear walls, and the floor includes a stage... Agent: MusionIPLimited
20130002874 - Surrounding area monitoring apparatus for vehicle: A surrounding area monitoring apparatus for vehicle includes an infrared camera mounted on a vehicle for capturing images of surrounding area around the vehicle, a unit for generating and displaying images based on image data captured by the camera, and a controller for calibrating output of the camera with respect... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130002871 - Vehicle vision system: In order to determine extrinsic parameters of a vehicle vision system or an aspect of a vehicle vision system, road lane markings may be identified in an image captured by a camera and provided to the vehicle vision system. For one or more of the identified road lane markings, a... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
20130002878 - Sales data processing apparatus, sales data processing system, and computer-readable storage medium: A sales data processing apparatus which registers and processes sales data on a transaction-by-transaction basis. The apparatus includes: an imaging module that images manipulation situations successively; a recording module that successively records manipulation images taken by the imaging module; a journal storage module that successively stores and manages manipulation data... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130002880 - System and method for assigning cameras and codes to geographic locations and generating security alerts using mobile phones and other devices: A system and method for generating security alerts for a facility is presented. The system can comprise a server, cameras operable to stream video to the server or other storage location and to a surveillance center of the facility, input devices, a first module operable to assign one or more... Agent: Zap Group LLC
20130002879 - Systems and methods for tracking a commodity: A system for monitoring articles within a monitored area is provided. The system for monitoring articles within a monitored area comprises tags configured to be coupled to articles. The tags have GPS transceivers and RF transmitters therein. The RF transmitters transmit RF data. The RF data transmitted from the RF... Agent: Sensormatics Electronics, LLC
20130002883 - Device for sending image data from camera to cctv network: An integrated Internet camera includes, an infrared sensor, an optical system for forming an image on the infrared sensor and lenses formed from infrared transmitting material, an image capturing circuit, for capturing digital images from the infrared sensor; a network interface device connectible to a computer network for transmission of... Agent: Axis Ab
20130002882 - Image-capturing device: The image-capturing device according to the present invention includes a solid-state imaging element, an infrared LED which emits infrared light, a light-emission controlling unit which causes the infrared LED to emit infrared pulsed light on a per frame time basis, and a signal processing unit which extracts, from the solid-state... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002881 - Synthetic infrared image injection apparatus: A synthetic infrared image injection apparatus for simulating images obtained from an electron optics head and injecting them into a signal process part so as to evaluate the performance of an infrared image seeker. The synthetic infrared image injection apparatus comprises: an image input module for receiving the images from... Agent:
20130002885 - Image pick-up apparatus and tracking method therefor: An image pick-up apparatus that enables to appropriately set a holding time in which there is a possibility of returning to a state that allows tracking when a subject cannot be tracked temporarily during the subject tracking to improve the ease-of-use for a user. A specifying unit specifies a subject... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002884 - Imaging apparatus having object detection function and method for controlling imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus having a function of detecting a face from an image signal on which a focusing frame is superimposed is configured so that a face selected to be a main object can continue being selected to be a main object even if a focusing frame is displayed as... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002886 - Apparatus and method for inverse telecine with local video de-interlacing: The present invention relates to systems and methods for inverse telecine or video de-interlacing for picture quality improvement on set-top-box and TV products. The system comprises a film mode detector at the picture or sequence level, a global mixed video and film content detector at the region, picture, or sequence... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
20130002887 - System and method for automated set-top box testing via configurable event time measurements: The present application provides a user configurable test system for the automatic detection of events on a set-top box (STB) and the determination of their timing. The system relies upon performing metric calculations on the A/V output of the STB and measuring the duration of the event by reference to... Agent:
20130002888 - Apparatus for editing multimedia information and method thereof: Disclosed are an apparatus for editing multimedia information and a method thereof. The apparatus for editing multimedia information in accordance with the exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a display unit the displays a document input window for preparing a document including the multimedia information; a control unit that... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130002889 - Method and system for managing the lifecycles of media assets: There is provided a method for managing the lifecycles of one or more media assets. The method comprises importing the one or more media assets into a system for managing the lifecycles of the one or more media assets, determining one or more metadata tags for association with the one... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20130002890 - Using metadata tags in video recordings produced by portable terminals: A system and method for facilitating the video information search and users' navigation through multiple video image or video stream files, as well as reducing the amount of data transferred between a video content management server and a video playback client, by employing metadata tags inserted into the video recordings... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20130002891 - Policy-based controls for wireless cameras: A system and method provide parental and corporate control for a wireless camera. An administration authority web site is provided that enables an owner of a wireless camera to log into a server and establish a set of control policies that specify what actions on the phone are authorized for... Agent:
20130002893 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes an optical wavefront coding element that performs a dispersion of a light flux emitted from a subject into three or more directions, an imaging element that receives the light flux dispersed by the optical wavefront coding element to acquire a subject preimage, and a generation unit... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130002892 - Imaging system, imaging instruction issuing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and imaging method: An imaging system includes an imaging instruction issuing apparatus and one or more imaging apparatuses. The imaging instruction issuing apparatus includes a generation unit that generates notification data including identification information unique to each imaging instruction issuing apparatus and an imaging request signal, and a first communication unit that transmits... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130002894 - Stabilized camera module: The present invention relates to a stabilized camera module configured to prevent instable movement of a bobbin caused by outside force, the module including a holder formed at a lateral surface with at least one slit, a bobbin movably coupled to an inside of the holder and having a protruder... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130002895 - Accelerometer remote for articulation of a video probe: An articulated video probe system and associated method. The system includes an articulated video probe for in-taking and transmitting an image of an area. The articulated video probe is moveable for changing the in-taken image. The system includes a unit for causing the video probe to move. The unit utilizing... Agent: General Electric Company
20130002897 - Accessory, camera, accessory control program, and camera control program: An accessory is supplied with power from a camera, and includes an accessory control section that controls a process executed in the accessory in accordance with an image capture mode of the camera.... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130002896 - Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof: An image capturing apparatus capable of shooting a still image and recording a moving image, which controls to start still image shooting in response to a shooting instruction if it is set that moving image recording is not started in response to the shooting instruction, and controls to start moving... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002898 - Encoder-supervised imaging for video cameras: A controller controls a camera that produces a sequence of images and that has output coupled to a video encoder. The camera has an operating condition including a field of view and lighting, and one or more imaging parameters. The video encoder encodes images from the camera into codewords. The... Agent:
20130002899 - Imaging device: Herein describes, by example, a digital image device comprising a CCD image sensor, a setting dial, a controller, and an image processor. The CCD image sensor captures a subject image and outputs image information. The setting dial accepts an input operation and outputs an operation signal including one that corresponds... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002900 - Object tracking: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A computing system accesses an indication of a first template that includes a region of a first image. The region of the first image includes a graphical representation of a face. The... Agent:
20130002901 - Fine grained power gating of camera image processing: Methods and apparatus relating to fine grained power gating of camera image processing are described. In an embodiment, an Image Signal Processor (ISP) includes a first partition to receive and store image sensor data in a memory during a first time period. The ISP also includes a second partition to... Agent:
20130002902 - Flare determination apparatus, image processing apparatus, and storage medium storing flare determination program: A flare determination apparatus includes an image input unit inputting an image, an image correction unit correcting the image using a correction coefficient to be set based on a gain value for white balance processing depending on a light source type, a region detection unit detecting a region included in... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130002903 - Camera user input based image value index: In an imaging evaluation method, camera, and system, a scene is imaged with a camera. User inputs to the camera are received concurrent with the imaging. The inputs each define a setting of one of a plurality of operational functions of the camera. The inputs are valued to provide a... Agent:
20130002904 - Removable data storage device with interface to receive image content from a camera: A data storage device includes an interface removably connectable to a camera to receive from the camera image content in a first format, where the image content is received at the interface from the camera when the camera is operating in a print mode. The data storage device also includes... Agent: Sandisk Technologies Inc.
20130002905 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes the following processing units. An imaging device generates first image data according to incident light. A compression unit performs fixed length coding on the first image data to generate first compressed data. A storage unit stores the first compressed data. A de-compression unit de-compresses only first... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002906 - Imaging device: An imaging device is provided that includes an imaging component, an image processor a display component, and a controller. The imaging component is configured to capture a subject image and produce image information that corresponds to the subject image. The image information has a first region and a second region.... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002907 - Method and/or architecture for motion estimation using integrated information from camera isp: A camera comprising a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit may be configured to perform image signal processing using encoding related information. The second circuit may be configured to encode image data using image signal processing related information. The first circuit may be further configured to pass... Agent:
20130002908 - Axial chromatic aberration correction: A 9 pixel-by-9 pixel working window slides over an input Bayer image. For each such window, a demosaicing operation is performed. For each such window, corrective processing is performed relative to that window to produce relative differences for that window. For each such window for which relative differences have been... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20130002909 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program,and storage medium for correcting chromatic aberration: There is a problem in that when magnification chromatic aberration correction is carried out, the difference in reproducibility of high-frequency components, depending on the spatial position, between a color for which position shift correction is not performed and a color for which position shift correction is performed may influence the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002910 - Image pickup apparatus, image combination method, and computer program: An image pickup apparatus arranged to derive a change amount of an image B to an image A as combination position information, on the basis of which the image B is combined to the image A by shifting a position of the image B to generate a combined image D... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002911 - Imaging device and image processing method: A digital camera 11 includes a CCD 32, an AF detection circuit 46, a specific pixel correction unit 48 and the like. The CCD 32 has standard pixels and phase difference pixels arranged in a predetermined pattern on an imaging surface, and outputs an image signal of one frame. The... Agent:
20130002912 - Method of calculating lens shading compensation factor and method and apparatus for compensating for lens shading by using the method: Provided is a method of calculating a compensation factor to compensate for lens shading due to the characteristics of an image capturing device, which requires a small amount of memory. A reference image is captured, and a compensation factor is calculated using the characteristics of a lens shading pattern of... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130002913 - Electronic device having one image sensor and two lens modules: An electronic device includes a main body and an image capturing device positioned on the main body. The image capturing device includes a fixing pole, a rotating plate, two lens modules, and an image sensor. The fixing pole is fixed on the main body. The rotating plate is sleeved over... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130002914 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes a pixel unit including a plurality of pixels, the pixels being arranged in a two-dimensional matrix form, m digital signal output circuits, each of which is arranged for a column of the pixel unit or for every two or more columns, and outputs an n-bit digital... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130002915 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device with a layout in which one sharing unit includes an array of photodiodes of 2 pixels by 4×n pixels (where, n is a positive integer), respectively, in horizontal and vertical directions.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130002916 - Image sensing device and image sensing system: An image sensing device comprises: a pixel array that is arrayed such that pixels that output signals to column signal lines constitute a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, and in which the plurality of pixels are connected to each of the plurality of column signal lines; a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002917 - Solid-state image capturing apparatus, driving method thereof and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image capturing apparatus including: a pixel array unit including two-dimensionally arranged pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit, a transfer transistor that transfers charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion unit, and a charge discharging transistor that selectively discharges the charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion unit; and a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130002919 - Image capturing apparatus and method for controlling the image capturing apparatus: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image sensor that includes a plurality of pixels each having a plurality of photoelectric conversion units and a microlens and that is capable of capturing a subject and periodically outputting image signals individually from the plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a control unit that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002920 - Image pickup lens: An image pickup lens has a configuration of five lenses whose aberrations are corrected favorably despite its compactness compared to a conventional type.... Agent: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
20130002918 - Solid-state imaging apparatus, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a transfer gate electrode formed on a semiconductor substrate; a photoelectric conversion unit including an electric charge storage area that is formed from a surface side of the semiconductor substrate in a depth direction, a transfer auxiliary area formed of a second conductive type impurity... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130002921 - Solid-state imaging device, method of driving solid-state imaging device, and camera: A solid-state imaging device is provided in which transfer failure of signal charges is suppressed. The solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of vertical transfer units having a plurality of vertical transfer electrodes, a plurality of horizontal transfer units having a plurality of horizontal... Agent:
20130002922 - Imaging apparatus and computer readable recording medium: Once an imaging mode is set, an imaging apparatus displays a through image with a tracking frame on the predetermined position. If a shutter button is pressed halfway, an object that is overlapped by the tracking frame is recognized as a main subject that a user wants to capture. Until... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130002924 - Electronic apparatus: When complicated functions are provided to an electronic apparatus, the number of menu items to be set and guide items to be reference by a user increases. A user can become lost when searching through the menu items to be set and guide items to be referenced from among items... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130002923 - Imaging device, azimuth information processing method and program: Even when a posture of an imaging device changes, the imaging device can display a compass image in a natural mode when seen from a user's viewpoint and record a correct image capturing azimuth. Provided is an imaging device including: an image capturing unit which captures an image of a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130002925 - Image capture apparatus with variable translucency mirror: An image capture apparatus includes a variable translucency mirror, a viewfinder unit configured to receive light reflected by the variable translucency mirror, an imaging sensor configured to receive light transmitted through the variable translucency mirror, an image display unit configured to display an image based on the light received by... Agent:
20130002927 - Portable video viewfinders with multiple modulated light sources: A viewfinder apparatus includes a plurality of solid state light emitters, a plurality of electro-optic modulators corresponding to ones of the plurality of solid state light emitters, and a plurality of light diffusion layers. Each light diffusion layer is disposed between one of the plurality of the electro-optic modulators and... Agent:
20130002926 - Portable video viewing device: A viewfinder employing 3-LCD technology is described which employs a dichroic prism and provides full high definition resolution with a near-to-eye display. Video from digital cinema or digital broadcast cameras, as well as, playback of recorded high definition video is supported with a viewfinder no larger than 8 inches by... Agent: Smallhd, LLC
20130002928 - Adjustment of imaging properties for an imaging assembly having light-field optics: Image capture using an image capture device which includes an imaging assembly having a spectral sensitivity tunable in accordance with a spectral capture mask and light-field optics for projecting a light-field of a scene onto the imaging assembly. A first spectral capture mask is applied to the imaging assembly and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002929 - Data recording control device and data recording device: A data recording control device controls a recording device to record data acquired by a data acquisition device from a first time point before inputting a trigger signal to a second time point after the trigger signal is input, to a record medium. The control device has a sensor for... Agent: Nifco Inc.
20130002930 - Light-reduction device and imaging apparatus: A light reduction device for adjusting an amount of light reaching an imaging device includes: a light shielding plate in which light shielding parts are discretely formed for blocking the light, and a light transmission part is formed for transmitting the light; a first light reduction plate in which light... Agent:
20130002931 - Optical imaging lens assembly: This invention provides an optical imaging lens assembly comprising five lens elements with refractive power, 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... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.
20130002932 - Image enhancement via lens simulation: The described implementations relate to enhancing images. One system includes a lens configured to focus an image on an image sensor. The image sensor is configured to capture the image. The model of the lens can be known to the system. The system can also include an image enhancement component... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130002933 - Sma actuation apparatus: An SMA actuation apparatus uses SMA actuator wires to move a movable element supported on a support structure, for example to provide optical image stabilisation. Eight SMA actuator wires are arranged inclined with respect to a notional primary axis with a pair of the SMA actuator wires on each of... Agent: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited
20130002934 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system comprising: a positive first lens unit; a negative second lens unit; a positive third lens unit; and one or more subsequent lens units, wherein in zooming, the first to third lens units are moved along an optical axis to perform magnification change, a lens unit α... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002935 - Imaging apparatus and method, recording medium, and computer program: An imaging apparatus includes: a control section configured to control timing for starting accumulations by photodiodes of a plurality of distance measuring sensors, wherein the control section controls the timing for starting the accumulations by the photodiodes such that the accumulations by the photodiodes of the plurality of distance measuring... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130002936 - Image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus, and storage medium storing image processing program: An image pickup apparatus is characterized in that it includes an imaging element having imaging pixels and focus detecting pixels, a determining unit determining an amount of noise superimposed on an image obtained by driving the imaging element, and a pixel interpolation unit executing the interpolation processing from among a... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130002938 - Lens assembly and camera module having the same: The present invention discloses a lens assembly and a camera module having the lens assembly. An aspect of the present invention provides a lens assembly that can include: a barrel arranged having a space inside thereof; a first lens accommodated in the space; a second lens stacked over the first... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130002937 - Lens barrel and image capturing apparatus: Provided is a lens barrel comprising a lens holding member that holds a lens; a guide axle that extends in a direction parallel to an optical axis of the lens; and an oil-retaining bearing that is fixed to the lens holding member, and into which the guide axle is slidably... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130002939 - Lenses for communication devices: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a lens component having one or more lenses attached to a retainer portion configured to removably attach to communication devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, media players, and the like. The retainer portion may be configured so as not to interfere with a... Agent: Premier Systems Usa, Inc.
20130002940 - System and method for image capture device: A system and method for stabilization of an image capture device are disclosed. Also disclosed are a system and method for autofocus of an image capture device.... Agent:
20130002941 - Method of controlling adaptive auto exposure based on adaptive region weight: Provided is a method of controlling adaptive auto exposure. In the method, a digital photograph captured from an object and a background is divided into an object region where the object is mainly located and a background region where the background is mainly located. Average luminances of the object and... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130002943 - Accessory, camera, accessory control program, and camera control program: An accessory is an accessary controlled by a camera. The accessory includes an information holding section that holds predetermined information by which the camera determines whether or not the accessary requests a supply of power consumed in the accessory to the camera.... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130002944 - Accessory, camera, accessory control program, and camera control program: An accessory is an accessory supplied with power from a camera. The accessory includes an accumulation section that accumulates power, a receiving section that receives a control command, for instructing a charging operation on the accumulation section, from the camera, a charging section that charges the accumulation section with the... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130002942 - Accessory, camera, accessory shoe, and connector: An accessory which is controlled by a control signal supplied from a camera, includes: a terminal section having a plurality of terminals located adjacent to each other in an array that extends in an array direction, the plurality of terminals including at least a power terminal to which power is... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130002945 - Case structure and imaging device: Herein describes, by example, a case structure that includes a first cover, a second cover and a first side frame. The second cover opposes the first cover. An internal space is formed between the first cover and the second cover. The first side frame is arranged between the first cover... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002947 - Video interpolation method and apparatus with smooth fallback interpolation mode: Evolution of a scene represented in a video sequence of input frames is analyzed. Output pixels of an output frame having a time position intermediate between time positions of the input frames are computed by combining respective input pixels of the input frames. At least three interpolation modes are provided... Agent: Zoran (france)
20130002946 - Video signal sending apparatus, receiving apparatus, and transmission method thereof: A video signal sending apparatus includes at least two video adjustment units and a video integration unit. Each video adjustment unit is used for receiving video signals which have more than one original frame rate, and for adjusting each original frame rate into more than one new frame rate. The... Agent: Nueteq Technology, Inc.
20130002948 - Display device and television receiver: It is an object of the present invention to obtain high brightness and appropriately correct the chromaticity of a display image, based on the configuration of a lighting device. A liquid crystal display device 10 includes: a liquid crystal panel 11 including a pair of substrates 11a and 11b with... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002949 - User input back channel for wireless displays: As part of a communication session, a wireless source device can transmit audio and video data to a wireless sink device, and the wireless sink device can transmit user inputs received at the wireless sink device back to the wireless source device. In this manner, a user of the wireless... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130002951 - Broadcast receiving device and method for receiving broadcast thereof: A broadcast receiving device and a method for receiving a broadcast thereof are provided. The broadcast receiving device includes a channel receiving unit which receives a channel broadcasting signal, generates a first parallel signal from the received channel broadcasting signal, converts the parallel signal into a serial signal, and outputs... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130002952 - Image synthesizing apparatus that synthesizes multiple images to obtain moving image, control method therefor, and storage medium: An image synthesizing apparatus which is capable of, when synthesizing moving images, carrying out an image synthesizing process without bringing about increases in processing time and the amount of transfer to memory irrespective of the number of images to be synthesized. A preset number of frames are synthesized to obtain... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002950 - Methods and systems for transport stream time base correction: Provided are methods and systems for correcting decoder artifacts.... Agent:
20130002953 - Transmission apparatus, receiving apparatus, transmission method, and receiving method: A transmission apparatus according to the present invention includes: an audio input unit configured to obtain audio data of 32-bit precision and to add additional information to the audio data, to generate output audio data including the audio data of 32-bit precision and the additional information, the additional information indicating... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130002954 - Clock generation method and apparatus in multimedia system: A clock generation method and apparatus in a multimedia system includes generating a first intermediate clock with multiple phases by multiplying a frequency of an input clock by a predetermined factor using a phase-locked loop or a delay-locked loop, generating a transmission clock by dividing a frequency of the first... Agent:
20130002955 - Display device, program information display method in display device, receiving device, and signal transmission method in receiving device: There is provided a display device including a signal receiving unit for receiving a video signal from an external device via a transmission path through a plurality of channels using a differential signal, an information receiving unit for receiving program information from the external device using a bidirectional communication path... Agent: Sony Espana S.a.
20130002956 - Portable communication device and method for remote control of multimedia device: A portable communication device for remote control of a multimedia device includes a motion sensor, a command generation module and a wireless communication interface. The motion sensor senses various motions of the portable communication device and generates signals corresponding to the sensed motions. The command generation module translates one or... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130002957 - Apparatus and method for local video detector for mixed cadence sequence: Aspects of the invention are directed towards an apparatus and method for detecting local video pixels in mixed cadence video. The local video detector comprises a comb detector that is adaptive to the contour of moving objects and local contrast, a motion detector that is robust to false motion due... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
20130002958 - Splitter/combiner for catv networks: A splitter circuit means for use with a CATV network comprising: a first signal input for receiving a CATV signal; a first splitter for splitting the CATV signal into a first split signal and a second split signal; a second signal input for receiving a MoCA signal; a second splitter... Agent:
20130002959 - Split edge enhancement architecture: A system and method for enhancing the detail edges and transitions in an input video signal. This enhancement may be accomplished by enhancing small detail edges before up-scaling and enhancing large amplitude transitions after up-scaling. For example, detail edge enhancement (detail EE) may be used to enhance the fine details... Agent:
20130002960 - Signal controller for display device, display device, and driving method thereof: A display device includes a display unit including a plurality of pixels, and a signal controller for generating a compensation image data signal for offsetting a difference of a deterioration degree of a pixel from among the plurality of pixels, based on a data accumulation value of an input video... Agent:
20130002961 - Signal processing device, integrated circuit, control program, and computer readable recording medium: A signal processing device (201) includes noise reduction units (101), cascade-connected to each other, each of which includes: a signal selection section (31) for selecting a representative value from sampled signals obtained from an input signal by sampling a target signal and signals which are away from the target signal... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130002962 - Systems for reducing adverse effects of deep fades in dtv signals designed for mobile reception: Digital television broadcasting signals employ parallel concatenated convolutional coding, commonly called “turbo coding”, to improve reception by receivers in motor vehicles. Turbo coded Reed-Solomon codewords are transversally disposed in the payload fields of encapsulating MPEG-2-compliant packets to improve the capability of the Reed-Solomon coding to overcome deep fades. Turbo codewords... Agent:
20130002963 - Display device and television receiver: It is an object of the present invention to obtain high brightness and high color reproducibility in a liquid crystal display device. A liquid crystal display device 10 according to the present invention includes a liquid crystal panel 11 and a backlight unit 12. The liquid crystal panel 11 includes... Agent:
20130002965 - Systems and methods for receiving and transferring video information: Devices and methods for receiving, processing and formatting digital video. The devices may include a single semiconductor chip on which is imprinted a radio frequency signal tuner module and a display interface module. The display interface module may be configured to receive programming information from the radio frequency signal tuner... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130002964 - Television receiver and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television receiver includes: a tuner; a display device; an input module; a housing; a component; a sensor; and an actuator. The input module receives input. The housing includes an opening, and houses the display device and the tuner. The component is removably housed in the... Agent:
20130002967 - Method for providing gui for selecting broadcast channel with keypad operated by pointer and broadcast receiving apparatus thereof: A method for providing Graphical User Interface (GUI) for selecting a broadcast channel, and a broadcast receiving apparatus having the same are provided. The GUI for selecting a broadcast channel includes a keypad having a pointer to be moved by manipulation of a user on a remote control apparatus and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130002966 - Remote control device and method employing random addressing: A remote control device is presented which includes a user interface, control logic, a memory and a transmitter. The user interface is configured to accept an input From a user. The control logic is configured to generate a random number as an address for the remote control device, and to... Agent: Echostar Technologies LLC
20130002968 - User control of the visual performance of a compressive imaging system: A compressive imaging system modulates an incident light stream and senses the modulated light stream to obtain compressive measurements. The measurements are algorithmically processed to reconstruct a sequence of images. The image sequence is displayed. The system receives user input (through a user interface) representing a user command to set... Agent:
20130002969 - Video projector: A video projector includes a cooling system arranged in a frame accommodating an optical component. The cooling system includes an ambient air drawing unit and a cooling fan. The ambient air drawing unit includes an inlet, through which the ambient air is drawn into the frame, an air filter arranged... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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