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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/28/2013 > 201 patent applications in 91 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130050393 - Multi-channel external video compression card: The present invention provides an improved multi-channel external video compression card comprising a plurality of display connecting ports and a signal compression module; wherein each one of said display connecting ports comprises a signal conversion module for signal conversion and the signal compression module comprises a signal connecting port with... Agent:
20130050392 - Surveillance system and controlling method thereof: A surveillance system includes a controlling terminal and a remote-controlled terminal. The controlling terminal and the remote-controlled terminal are connected to a network and execute an identical instant messenger software. The remote-controlled terminal includes plural cameras serving as plural video sources of the instant messenger software. A first video source... Agent: Wishtek Technology
20130050394 - Apparatus and method for providing panoramic view during video telephony and video messaging: An apparatus and method for performing video telephony by a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes establishing a video telephony connection with another mobile terminal, capturing a first image with a first camera, capturing a second image with a second camera, transmitting image information of at least one of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130050397 - Apparatus and method for setting up parallel call session based on 3-box architecture: Methods and apparatus are provided for establishing a parallel call session based on a 3-Box architecture. Connection information of a first electronic device is received from a first control point. A video call request message is generated for requesting setup for a video call. The video call request message includes... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130050396 - Communication method for video data: A communication method for video data is provided. A user equipment obtains contact information of a femtocell. The contact information includes a telephone number or a network telephone account registered to a core network by the femtocell. The user equipment requests the femtocell for a video telephone call via the... Agent: Sernet (suzhou) Technologies Corporation
20130050395 - Rich mobile video conferencing solution for no light, low light and uneven light conditions: A mobile video-conferencing device includes a camera built into the device housing and configured to capture images of a user while viewing the display, including an infrared (IR) light source and IR sensitive image sensor for capturing images of the user under low-light or uneven light conditions, or both, to... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20130050398 - System and method for collaborator representation in a network environment: A method is provided in one example embodiment and can include displaying a first image signal on a screen and capturing an object in front of the screen in a captured object/image signal. The method may further include generating an object signal by removing the first image signal from the... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130050399 - Defining a layout for displaying images: Metadata associated with a first image and that specifies an alignment reference line for the first image is accessed. Based on the accessed metadata associated with the first image, a layout for concurrently displaying the first image and a second image at a location is defined that substantially aligns the... Agent:
20130050400 - Arrangement and method to prevent a collision of a flying animal with a wind turbine: An arrangement and method to prevent a collision of a flying animal with a wind turbine is provided. A camera-system is arranged at the wind turbine and the camera-system generate images of the environment of the wind turbine. An evaluation system is coupled with the camera-system and the evaluation system... Agent:
20130050403 - Digital photographing apparatus for displaying panoramic images and method of controlling the same: A digital photographing apparatus for displaying a panoramic image and a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus are disclosed. A digital photographing apparatus is provided that includes a digital signal processor that displays at least a portion of a panoramic image as a sequence of images, wherein the sequence... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130050404 - Digital photographing apparatus for displaying panoramic images and methods of controlling the same: Digital photographing apparatus for displaying panoramic images and methods of controlling the digital photographing apparatus are disclosed. A digital photographing apparatus is provided that includes a digital signal processor to enlarge and display a panoramic image based on a target spot set in the panoramic image. Thus, a horizontal or... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130050402 - Image capturing device and method for image localization of objects: In a method for image localization of an object using an image capturing device, a panoramic image of the object is captured using the image capturing device. The panoramic image includes an image of the object and an image background of the object. One or more boundary points of the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130050405 - Imaging system and imaging optical system: An imaging system includes n or more photographing optical system having an imaging optical system having a full angle of view A (degree) larger than 360/n where n is a natural number of 2 or more and a two-dimensional imaging element configured to convert light condensed by the imaging optical... Agent:
20130050401 - Portable wide-angle video recording system:
20130050406 - Imaging system, camera control apparatus, panorama image generation method and program therefor: Disclosed is an imaging system including a camera terminal apparatus capable of performing pan operation and/or tilt operation and a camera control apparatus for controlling the camera terminal apparatus. In the imaging system, the camera terminal apparatus includes a signal processor configured to generate a panorama image, a panorama image... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050408 - Imaging optical system, imaging device and imaging system: An imaging device includes two imaging optical systems each of the imaging optical systems including a wide-angle lens having an angle of view wider than 180 degrees, and an imaging sensor configured to image an image by the wide-angle lens, so as to obtain an image in a solid angle... Agent:
20130050407 - Method and electric device for taking panoramic photograph: A method for an electric device to take a panoramic photograph is provided and the method includes following steps. A first image is captured. A first line is displayed on a preview window. A first graphical object and a second graphical object are displayed on the first line. Posture information... Agent: Htc Corporation
20130050409 - Dynamically reconfigurable holograms for generating color holographic images: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to negative refractive index-based holograms that can be electronically controlled and dynamically reconfigured to generate one or more color three-dimensional holographic images. In one aspect, a hologram comprises a phase-control layer having a plurality of phase modulation elements. The phase-modulation elements are... Agent:
20130050410 - Apparatus and method for determining the 3d coordinates of an object and for calibrating an industrial robot: An improved apparatus for determining the 3D coordinates of an object (1) includes a projector (10) for projecting a pattern onto the object (1), a camera (11) connected to the projector (10) for taking the object (1), and a reference camera (16) connected to the projector (10) and to the... Agent: Steinbichler Optotechnik Gmbh
20130050412 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A viewpoint position sets, when a stereoscopic video image is provided that includes a left-eye parallax image and a right-eye parallax image having a predetermined parallax distribution and that is observed from a given viewpoint, a virtual viewpoint for observing a subject from another viewpoint. A parallax image generation unit... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20130050411 - Video processing device and video processing method: A video processing device has a depth data generator which generates depth data corresponding to video data of each frame for performing frame rate conversion, depending on a logical value of a control signal, the logical value changing from a first logical value to a second logical value before the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050413 - Video signal processing apparatus, video signal processing method, and computer program: A video signal processing apparatus includes: a video input section configured to receive input of a stereoscopic image; a depth calculation section configured to perform depth calculation of the input stereoscopic image; and an edge-and-fineness enhancement processing section configured to perform image quality adjustment with varied strength of edge-and-fineness enhancement... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050422 - Extended overdrive tables and use: System and method for video processing. At least one overdrive (OD) look-up table (LUT) is provided, where the at least one OD LUT is dependent on input video levels and at least one parameter indicative of at least one attribute of the system or a user of the system. Video... Agent:
20130050421 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: A control method of an image processing apparatus, the method including: receiving a two-dimensional (2D) video signal containing a plurality of 2D video frames; offsetting an object in a first frame among the plurality of 2D video frames so as to generate a three-dimensional (3D) video frame corresponding to the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130050424 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A multiview video decoding apparatus receives and decodes an encoded stream obtained as a result of encoding residual information, 2D images for N views, and depth images for N views, the residual information being the error between synthetic-view images generated using the 2D images for N views and the depth... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050420 - Method and apparatus for performing image processing according to disparity information: An exemplary image processing method includes obtaining disparity information, and generating output image data by performing an image processing operation upon input image data according to the disparity information. An exemplary image processing apparatus includes a disparity information acquisition circuit and an image processing circuit. The disparity information acquisition circuit... Agent:
20130050414 - Method and system for navigating and selecting objects within a three-dimensional video image: A method and system are provided for navigating and selecting objects within a 3D video image by computing a depth coordinate based upon two-dimensional (2D) image information from left and right views of such objects. In accordance with preferred embodiments, commonly available computer navigation devices and input devices can be... Agent: Ati Technologies Ulc
20130050423 - Method and system for response time compensation for 3d video processing: An interleaved multi-view video stream is received. The interleaved multi-view video stream includes one or more first view frames, one or more second view frames, and blanking frames in a sequential pattern. The blanking frames separate the first view frames from the second view frames in the sequential pattern. The... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130050415 - System and method of handling data frames for stereoscopic display: In one embodiment, a method of handling a data frame in a video transmitter device comprises receiving a two-dimensional image frame having a first number of lines and a first number of column, receiving a depth map associated with the two-dimensional image frame, the depth map having a second number... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20130050416 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a receiver that decodes an encoded input video signal and generates a baseband video signal, a display manner selector that selects one display manner from plural display manners including a stereo imaging manner and an integral imaging manner, and a parallax... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050417 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer position detector, a viewing area information calculator, a control information keeping module, and a viewing area controller. The viewer position detector is configured to detect a position of a viewer using an image taken by a camera. The viewing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050419 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer position detector, a viewing area information calculator, and a viewing area controller. The viewer position detector is configured to detect a position of a viewer using an image taken by a camera. The viewing area information calculator is configured... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050418 - Viewing area adjusting device, video processing device, and viewing area adjusting method: A viewing area adjusting device has an image pickup unit capable of shooting a forward direction of a stereoscopic video display device capable of displaying a stereoscopic video, a viewer information detector configured to detect the number of viewers and positions of the viewers by a video shot by the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050425 - Gesture-based user interface method and apparatus: A gesture-based user interface method and corresponding apparatus that includes a light source configured to irradiate light to a user, an image sensor configured to receive light reflected from the user and output a depth image of the user, an image processor configured to recognize a user gesture based on... Agent:
20130050428 - Image capturing apparatus and method for capturing images of objects: A method captures images of objects using an image capturing apparatus. The method obtains x-coordinate values, y-coordinate values, and z-coordinate values of the accelerations of a camera device sensed by a gravity sensor in a default time interval, calculates three-dimensional coordinate differences according to the obtained x-coordinate, y-coordinate, and z-coordinate... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd .
20130050430 - Image photographing device and control method thereof: An image photographing device includes a photographing unit that receives an image, an image processing unit that generates preview image data using the image, a depth map generation unit that receives the preview image data transmitted from the image processing unit and that generates a depth map of a subject... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130050429 - Image processing device, method of controlling image processing device and program causing computer to execute method: There is provided an image processing device including an image acquisition part acquiring an image; a depth acquisition part acquiring a depth associated with a pixel in the image; a depth conversion part converting the depth in accordance with a function having a characteristic to nonlinearly approach a predetermined value... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050427 - Method and apparatus for capturing three-dimensional image and apparatus for displaying three-dimensional image: A method and an apparatus for capturing a three-dimensional image and an apparatus for displaying the three-dimensional image are provided. The method is adapted to an image capturing apparatus including the following steps. First, a plurality of images are captured with continuous pan. Next, a disparity between each two adjacent... Agent: Altek Corporation
20130050431 - Method of observing cross-section of cosmetic material: A method of observing a cross-section of a cosmetic material includes a sample forming step of forming a sample by providing a cosmetic material on a sample holder; a freezing step of freezing the sample; a cutting step of forming a cut surface on the sample by processing the frozen... Agent: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
20130050426 - Method to extend laser depth map range: A method for extending the dynamic range of a depth map by deriving depth information from a synthesized image of a plurality of images captured at different light intensity levels and/or captured over different sensor integration times is described. In some embodiments, an initial image of an environment is captured... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130050433 - Control computer and method for monitoring safety of parking units: A method for monitoring safety of a moving parking unit in a mechanical parking system using a control computer, digital images are captured by one or more image capturing devices positioned on the moving parking unit. The method detects a three dimensional (3D) figure area in each digital image, and... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130050432 - Enhancing an object of interest in a see-through, mixed reality display device: Technology is disclosed for enhancing the experience of a user wearing a see-through, near eye mixed reality display device. Based on an arrangement of gaze detection elements on each display optical system for each eye of the display device, a respective gaze vector is determined and a current user focal... Agent:
20130050434 - Local multi-resolution 3-d face-inherent model generation apparatus and method and facial skin management system: The present invention provides a local multi-resolution 3-D face-inherent model generation apparatus, including one or more 3-D facial model generation cameras for photographing a face of an object at various angles in order to obtain one or more 3-D face models, a 3-D face-inherent model generation unit for generating a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130050436 - Method and system for reproduction of 3d image contents: To allow for a larger selection of viewpoints for the viewer during the reproduction of 3D image contents, it is proposed to compute the two stereoscopic images from the image signals of recording cameras (101, 102, 103), which record images of an object (1) to be reproduced from different viewpoints... Agent: Institut Fur Rundfunktechnik Gmbh
20130050435 - Stereo camera system and method for controlling convergence: Disclosed herein are a stereo camera system and a method for controlling convergence, including: a camera unit photographing both-eyes images; a filter unit filtering signal values of pixels for each line for any one of the both-eyes images along a line direction to detect a reference line of any one... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130050437 - Stereoscopic depth mapping: Provided is a method and apparatus for linear depth mapping. Linear depth mapping includes using algorithms to correct the distorted depth mapping of stereoscopic capture and display systems.... Agent: Reald Inc.
20130050438 - Image capturing apparatus, control method thereof and recording medium: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to receive light beams split after passing through an aperture and output a plurality of stereopsis image data. When the object brightness falls within a predetermined range and the image capturing unit performs image capturing in which a plurality of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050439 - Stereoscopic image capturing device and method of controlling thereof: Feature points are extracted from left and right viewpoint images (Step S12), and the amount of parallax of each feature point is calculated (Step S13). The maximum amount of parallax on a near view side and the maximum amount of parallax on a distant view side are acquired from the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130050446 - Object search device, video display device, and object search method: An object search device has a search area setting unit configured to sequentially set each of a plurality of divisional frame areas as a search area, an object searching unit configured to search an object included in the divisional frame area set as the search area, and detect a coordinate... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050447 - Stereoscopic image processing device, stereoscopic image display device, and stereoscopic image processing method: A parallax detector detects a parallax between a left-eye image and a right-eye image of an input stereoscopic image signal. A vector detector detects an inter-frame motion vector in the stereoscopic image signal. An output controller determines whether or not to generate an interpolated frame based on the detected parallax... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130050440 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer detector, and a viewing area information calculator. The viewer detector is configured to detect the number and a position of one or a plurality of viewers using an image captured by a camera. The viewing area information calculator is... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050441 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer position detector, a viewing area information calculator, a keeping module, and a viewing area controller. The viewer position detector is configured to detect a position of a viewer using an image taken by a camera during displaying a two... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050443 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer detector that acquires position information of a viewer from video photographed by a camera, a viewer selector that selects, when a plurality of the viewers are present, a viewer considered to have the highest viewing desire out of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050444 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to an embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a display, an aperture control unit, an observation unit, a viewer detector, a presentation unit, a viewer selection unit, a calculator and a controller. The display is configured to display a plurality of parallax images. The observation unit is configured to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050445 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer detector that performs face recognition using video photographed by a camera and acquires position information of viewers, a viewer selector that gives priority levels to the viewers on the basis of a predetermined prioritization rule and selects a predetermined... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050442 - Video processing apparatus, video processing method and remote controller: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer position detector, a viewing area information calculator, and a viewing area controller. The viewer position detector is configured to detect a position of a viewer. The viewing area information calculator is configured to calculate a control parameter so as... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050448 - Method, circuitry and system for better integrating multiview-based 3d display technology with the human visual system: Circuitry for better integrating multiview-based 3D display technology with the human visual system includes logic that identifies an object of interest from a plurality of objects in a multiview-based 3D scene displayed on one or more displays and provides focus adjustment control data for eyewear to view the 3D scene... Agent: Ati Technologies Ulc
20130050449 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer detector that performs face recognition using a video photographed by a camera and acquires position information of a viewer, a correction amount calculator that calculates a correction amount for compensating for an error of the position information involved in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050450 - Temporal cadence perturbation for time-division stereoscopic displays: One or more techniques to reduce or eliminate the false depth of objects that move along the axis of ocular separation when displayed using time division multiplexing. Experiments can be performed to determine a perceived depth of an object moving with known velocity. Then, when rendering stereoscopic image pairs, the... Agent: Pixar Animation Studios
20130050451 - 3d tv glasses with tv mode control: A method of operation of three dimensional (3D) stereoscopic television consistent with certain implementations involves turning on or installing a set of 3D glasses on a viewer to cause the set of 3D glasses to enter an active operational mode; and at the 3D glasses, emitting a signal to the... Agent:
20130050452 - Autostereoscopic display with a passive cycloidal diffractive waveplate: A new beam deflection approach is provided for displaying images in autostereoscopic format. Conceptually, polarized light from a display is directed into specific viewing regions using a polarization-sensitive beam deflection sub-system that comprises, in exemplary embodiments, an active liquid crystal quarter-wave plate modulator and a passive cycloidal grating element, such... Agent: Reald Inc.
20130050453 - Thermal imaging camera with range detection: A thermal imaging camera may be used to capture a visible-light (VL) image and an infrared (IR) image. In some examples, the camera includes a range imaging camera module that captures the VL and an infrared camera module that captures the IR image. In such examples, the VL image may... Agent: Fluke Corporation
20130050455 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: an endoscope body including an image processing circuit for processing a video signal outputted from an image pickup device provided at a distal end portion of an insertion portion; an image pickup device driving circuit provided for the endoscope body and providing a drive signal to... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130050454 - Endoscope apparatus and control method of endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: a region dividing portion that divides an image; a brightness mean calculation portion that has a peripheral brightness mean calculation portion that calculates a peripheral brightness mean value, and a center brightness mean calculation portion that calculates a center brightness mean; a first weighting factor calculation... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130050456 - Imaging device, endoscope device: An imaging device includes: an imaging module configured to have a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements corresponding to a frame composed of a plurality of lines, with start of an accumulation period of electric charge by the plural photoelectric conversion elements being different depending on each of the lines, and... Agent:
20130050457 - Electric endoscope and endoscope system: An electronic endoscope includes an insertion portion including an insulative distal end hard portion main body at a distal end thereof, an operation portion provided at a proximal end portion of the insertion portion and including a connector connection electrically connected to a ground portion, a ground metal member provided... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130050459 - Biosensor with a visually identifiable character pattern, and biosensor measuring system incorporating the same: In a biosensor measuring system, a biosensor includes a bio-sensing unit embedded in a main body formed with a visually identifiable character pattern that corresponds to identification information associated with the biosensor. A biosensor measuring device includes an image capturing unit for capturing an image of the character pattern. An... Agent: Bionime Corporation
20130050460 - Classification and organization of consumer digital images using workflow, and face detection and recognition: A processor-based system operating according to digitally-embedded programming instructions performs a method including identifying a group of pixels corresponding to a face region within digital image data acquired by an image acquisition device. A set of face analysis parameter values is extracted from said face region, including a faceprint associated... Agent:
20130050458 - Display device and method of controlling the same: The present disclosure is directed to a display device and a method of controlling the display device. The display device includes a memory that stores at least one first gesture image corresponding to at least one function, a camera that obtains a basic image including user's second gesture image, and... Agent:
20130050462 - Face image detection apparatus: An in-vehicle face image detection apparatus operates as follows. A projector projects light. A capture controller settles a capturing condition to capture a predetermined region including a face of an occupant. A capturing portion captures the predetermined region based on the capturing condition. An environment light detection portion detects environment... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130050461 - Information processing apparatus, image capturing apparatus and control method thereof: An information processing apparatus which specifies a person in image data, generates dictionary data in which unique information is registered for each person, stores the dictionary data in a storage unit, extracts a feature amount of an object in image data and checks the dictionary data to specify a person,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050463 - Image acquisition device: Size reduction is achieved while also achieving both high sensitivity and high pixel density. Provided is an image acquisition device including an image acquisition element that acquires an image of a sample, a closed container that accommodates and seals the image acquisition element therein, a camera body that accommodates the... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130050464 - Magnification observation device, magnification observation method, and magnification observation program: Provided are a magnification observation device, a magnification observation method, and a magnification observation program in which connected image data can be efficiently obtained in a short period of time when re-imaging an object to obtain the connected image data corresponding to a plurality of unit regions. A plurality of... Agent: Keyence Corporation
20130050465 - Method and device for destroying parasites on fish: Device for destroying parasites on fish, such as salmon lice on salmon in fish farms, comprising a camera (4) communicating with a controlling unit (51) which in turn communicates with a light source (5) adapted to fire pulses of point shaped light which is harmful for the parasite in question.... Agent:
20130050466 - Method, device and system for determining the presence of volatile organic and hazardous vapors using an infrared light source and infrared video imaging: An enhanced infrared (IR) imaging based method for detecting volatile organic and hazardous vapors using the infrared spectral absorption properties of these vapors, and using a tunable infrared light source and a plurality of cameras tuned to particular frequency ranges to detect spectral absorption properties corresponding to the respective vapors.... Agent:
20130050467 - Control system and method for an aerially moved payload system: A system and method for controlling an aerially moved payload having at least one information capturing device and at least one line, reel, and motor combination for maneuvering the payload. The system includes a database having at least one control parameter or location parameter input therein. An image viewing device... Agent: Cablecam, Inc.
20130050468 - Inspection system and a method for inspecting multiple wafers: s
20130050469 - Defect inspection apparatus: Provided is a defect detection apparatus capable of scalably improving processing performance for image processing, even though a plurality of multi-core processors are used therein. The defect detection apparatus comprises: an imaging unit for taking images of a sample forming a pattern, a dividing part 4b for dividing image data... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130050470 - Surface inspection method and surface inspection apparatus for steel sheet coated with resin: A surface inspection method for a steel sheet coated with a resin, includes irradiating the steel sheet with sheet-like light, which has been linearly polarized at a predetermined polarization angle, at an incidence angle different from Brewster's angle of the coating by a predetermined angle or greater; and imaging linearly-polarized... Agent: Jfe Steel Corporation
20130050471 - Electronic device, storage medium and method for validating speed of a fan thereof: In a method for validating speed of a fan of an electronic device, different speeds of the fan are set for validation. The method controls the fan to operate under each of the set speeds in turn, and controls a camera device to continuously capture images of the fan with... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130050475 - Electron multiplication factor measurement method and image capture device: An image acquisition section 24a acquires a multiplied image at a predetermined electron multiplication factor set in advance, and a luminance calculation section 24b calculates a luminance average value and a luminance variance average value corresponding to the image section 101a in the multiplied image acquired by the luminance calculation... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20130050473 - Optical apparatus with structure for liquid invariant performance: A phase-adjusting element configured to provide substantially liquid-invariant extended depth of field for an associated optical lens. One example of a lens incorporating the phase-adjusting element includes the lens having surface with a modulated relief defining a plurality of regions including a first region and a second region, the first... Agent: Xceed Imaging Ltd.
20130050472 - Removal of rayleigh scattering from images: Visual atmospheric effects, colloquially often referred to as “haze”, are filtered from images while taking into account the directional component of such atmospheric effects. A mathematical model, taking into account directional components of light scattering causing the “haze” is utilized to provide more accurate results, especially within the context of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130050474 - Surveying method: A surveying method wherein an object belongs to a group of known types of objects, and determining an object representing point corresponding to the type of the object, including determining a series of points at an object by measuring distances and angles to the points in a defined angle area,... Agent: Leica Geosystems Ag
20130050476 - Structured-light based measuring method and system: A structured-light measuring method, includes: matching process, in which the number and the low-precision depth of a laser point are achieved by using the imaging position of the laser point on a first camera (21) according to a first corresponding relationship in a calibration database, and the imaging position of... Agent: Shenzhen Taishan Online Technology, Co., Ltd.
20130050483 - Apparatus, method, and program for video surveillance system: Recognition rate performance is prevented from dropping in executing image recognition processing on a moving object passing a surveillance area. A video surveillance apparatus includes a preprocessing information generating section that obtains position of a recognition processing region to be an object of image recognition processing and installation position of... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130050477 - Device for sensing, monitoring and telemetry using video cameras for visualization, broadcast and recording: An innovative integrated system destined to perform real-time sensing of a location with multiple sensors simultaneously and to proceed with telemetry, monitoring and command in its equipment and installed systems, inserting all information (data collected or actions taken) on images of a video system, to share its visualization, broadcast and... Agent:
20130050482 - Digital capture device for learning: The present invention relates, in general, to a digital capture device for learning which captures (or photographs) images of both/either side of an open book in real time and transmits the captured images of the book to an output unit that enlarges or reduces the captured images (characters, pictures, etc.)... Agent: Tamtus Co., Ltd.
20130050480 - Emergency disconnect sequence video sharing: Emergency disconnect sequence (EDS) video sharing systems and method. The EDS video sharing system may include, among other features, a storage to store EDS evidence, and at least a portion of a communication link to transmit said EDS evidence from a drilling platform to a remote computing device during a... Agent: Hydril Usa Manufacturing LLC
20130050479 - Method and apparatus for providing motion cues in compressed displays: An apparatus and method are provided for highlighting a moving object in a compressed visual display. The object and a visual cue indicating motion is displayed in a compressed portion of a display having an adjacent uncompressed portion.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130050484 - Method for collecting media associated with a mobile device: A media collection system (102) uses media collection devices (107) to record media in the vicinity of a mobile device (104). A method (300) for collecting media associated with a user of a mobile device (104) includes the mobile device detecting (304) a broadcast signal from a communication node of... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC
20130050478 - Systems and methods for locating faults in a power system: A system for use in locating a fault in a power generation and delivery system is provided. The system includes a fault detection module configured to detect an occurrence of the fault and to generate a fault event notification, a satellite imaging system configured to acquire satellite image data, and... Agent:
20130050481 - Wireless video and audio delivery system: A wireless video and audio delivery system includes a wireless camera to generate a video and audio feed when operated by a first person. An internet accessible device receives the video and audio feed from the wireless camera, thereby allowing a second person located at the internet accessible device to... Agent:
20130050485 - Automatic detection of image degradation in enhanced vision systems: Systems and methods are described that directly detect whether or not enhanced vision system images obtained from a moving vehicle are degraded. If they are, image display is turned off to reduce operator distraction. When image quality is restored, image display is turned back on so operators can take advantage... Agent: Aireyes, Inc.
20130050487 - Camera ball turret having high bandwidth data transmission to external image processor: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a fuselage, a gimbal-mounted turret having one or more degrees of freedom relative to the fuselage, a camera disposed in the gimbal-mounted turret for motion therewith in the one or more degrees of freedom, and a central video image processor disposed exteriorly of the... Agent: Aerovironment, Inc.
20130050488 - Polychromatic imaging method: The invention relates to a polychromatic imaging method, using a picture-taking instrument, which is placed on board an aircraft or satellite, which enables a reduction of the size of the instrument without reducing resolution of a final obtained image. To this end, a pupil of the instrument is sized for... Agent: Astrium Sas
20130050486 - System and method of high-resolution digital data image transmission: A system and method for transmitting still images and a video feed from an unmanned aerial vehicle to a ground station is disclosed. The system includes an aircraft including a digital video camera to capture still images and video frames of an object. A video encoder is coupled to the... Agent: Aerovironment, Inc
20130050493 - Device and method for detecting vehicle license plates: A system and method for detection of vehicle license plates including a video camera that has a first operating mode in which it generates a first image sequence of a small, strip-shaped section of its optical camera image at a high frame rate, and a second operating mode in which... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag
20130050490 - Drive assisting apparatus: A drive assisting apparatus includes: an imaging unit disposed at a rear position of a vehicle; an image processor which generates an image obtained by the imaging unit; and a display unit which displays the image. The image processor generates a rear image, a rear-right side image and a rear-left... Agent: Fujitsu General Limited
20130050492 - Method and apparatus for identifying motor vehicles for monitoring traffic: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for identifying motor vehicles for monitoring traffic. The object of permitting capture of features suitable for identification of a motor vehicle (13) with the least material-related outlay and motor-vehicle identification independently of the exact alignment of the apparatus is achieved according... Agent:
20130050489 - Refractive optical device and imaging system: An imaging system is configured to refractively shift light from a field of view about a vehicle to an image sensing device. The field of view is directed through a vehicle window characterized as having a substantial rake angle. The imaging system includes a first refractive element configured to be... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20130050491 - Warning method and system for detecting lane-changing condition of rear-approaching vehicles: A warning method and system for detecting lane-changing condition of rear-approaching vehicles are disclosed, in which the method comprises the steps of: detecting rear-view images of an ego-vehicle so as to be used for defining three regions of interest (ROI) corresponding respectively to a lane to the left of the... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20130050494 - Imaging method: The invention relates to an imaging method, including reconstructing a final image (IF) from intensity values inputted by a limited selection of photodetectors (2). One out of every two photodetectors is selected along columns (CDET) and rows (LDET). The final image has a resolution that is double that of a... Agent: Astrium Sas
20130050495 - Bulb with sensing function and camera: A bulb comprises a lower case, a circuit board, an upper case, a sleeve, a sensor cap, and a camera. The lower case is provided with an electrical contact portion at a bottom thereof. The circuit board is mounted within the lower case and provided with a plurality of light... Agent:
20130050496 - Security monitoring method and apparatus using augmented reality: Disclosed is a security monitoring apparatus using augmented reality, including: an integrated event collector that collects events generated in a physical security region and an information security region; a security condition information generator that generates security condition information about each object to be monitored based on the collected events; and... Agent: Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute
20130050497 - Site image capture and marketing system and associated methods: The present invention in one aspect is directed to systems and methods for capturing a digital image, and preferably a collection of digital images, of a customer in a defined location, such as a museum, a garden, a zoo, a religious institution, a theme park, or any such site known... Agent:
20130050498 - Analog utility meter reading: A method and apparatus to read an analog dial utility meter including a plurality of analog dials, where each dial includes a rotating dial indicator is provided. The apparatus is configured to analyze a digital image of the analog dial utility meter to determine a value of each dial of... Agent: Next Future, LLC
20130050499 - Indirect tracking: A mobile platform in a multi-user system tracks its own position with respect to an object and tracks remote mobile platforms despite being an unknown moving objects. The mobile platform captures images of the object and tracks its position with respect to the object as the position changes over time... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130050500 - Information processing program, information processing system, information processing apparatus, and information processing method, utilizing augmented reality technique: An exemplary embodiment provides an information processing program. The information processing program includes image obtaining instructions, search target detection instructions, shape recognition instructions, event occurrence instructions, virtual image generation instructions, and display control instructions. The search target detection instructions cause a computer to detect a search target from an image... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130050501 - Metrology method and apparatus, and device manufacturing method: A target structure including a periodic structure is formed on a substrate. An image of the target structure is detected while illuminating the target structure with a beam of radiation, the image being formed using a first part of non-zero order diffracted radiation while excluding zero order diffracted radiation. Intensity... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.
20130050502 - Moving object tracking system and moving object tracking method: A moving object tracking system includes an input unit, a detection unit, a creating unit, a weight calculating unit, a calculating unit, and an output unit. The detection unit detects all tracking target moving objects from each of input images input. The creating unit creates a combination of a path... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130050503 - Method and apparatus for measuring video quality using at least one semi-supervised learning regressor for mean observer score prediction: The invention is made in the technical field of video quality measurement. More precisely, the invention is related to mean observer score prediction using a trained semi-supervised learning regressor. That is, a method and apparatus for measuring video quality using a semi-supervised learning system for mean observer score prediction is... Agent:
20130050504 - Fast calibration of displays using spectral-based colorimetrically calibrated multicolor camera: Described are a system and method to calibrate displays using a spectral-based colorimetrically calibrated multicolor camera. Particularly, discussed are systems and methods for displaying a multicolor calibration pattern image on a display unit, capturing the multicolor calibration pattern image with a multicolor camera having a plurality of image sensors, with... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130050505 - Blur-calibration system for electro-optical sensors and method using a moving multi-target constellation: Embodiments of a system and method for blur-calibration of an imaging sensor using a moving constellation are generally described herein. In some embodiments, blur-calibration of an imaging sensor includes moving a known target pattern across the field-of view (FOV) of the imaging sensor to present the target pattern across different... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130050510 - Image capture apparatus, accessory and image capture system: An image capture system includes an image capture apparatus and an accessory connected to the image capture apparatus. The accessory includes a signal terminal used to communicate with the image capture apparatus based on a voltage value or current value, an activation signal generation unit which generates an activation signal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050508 - Image sharing: A method, apparatus, and system for performing image sharing. A first computer is coupled to an external device capable of acquiring data. A second computer is coupled to the first computer. A direct access to data acquired by the external device is provided to the second computer.... Agent:
20130050509 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and storage medium: An information processing apparatus arranged to add on a function in accordance with a file to be actually edited among files held by a user to allow the user to select a function to be added to an image processing application in accordance with image information of a selected image,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050511 - Mobile energy audit system and method: A system and method includes obtaining an address of a structure, obtaining picture of objects in the structure with a networked mobile device, deriving identification information from the pictures, using the identification information to obtain energy usage information from databases, and generating an energy audit based on the objects and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130050512 - Mobile solution for importing and signing third-party electronic signature documents: Techniques for signer-initiated electronic document signing via an electronic signature service using a mobile or other client device are described. Example embodiments provide an electronic signature service (“ESS”) configured to facilitate the creation, storage, and management of documents and corresponding electronic signatures. In some embodiments, when a signer user receives... Agent: Docusign, Inc.
20130050506 - Pixel level carbon nanotube sensor array and real time image processing system: The carbon nanotube (CNT) imaging system combines many sensor nanotubes into a containment vessel that is utilized as a pixel in a multipixel array that is assembled in a similar row and column configuration as other type of 2D sensors. The individual CNT sensor elements inside this pixel containment vessel... Agent:
20130050507 - Recipe based real-time assistance for digital image capture and other consumer electronics devices: A processor within a digital camera which generates and utilizes a recipe data file and communicates with a network-based storage location for uploading and downloading. The recipe data file contains both a device setting template component, used to set camera-specific parameters, and an instructional component, which the processor uses to... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130050514 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information processing system: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a correspondence relationship information change unit for changing a correspondence relationship information indicating each correspondence relationship between a plurality of image pickup devices and a plurality of controllers, the image pickup devices and the controllers being associated with each other, the controller... Agent:
20130050513 - Network management apparatus and method of controlling the same, and communication apparatus and method of controlling the same: This invention provides a network management apparatus for appropriately managing a photographing network. A plurality of apparatuses including a master apparatus that issues a control command to control a photographic operation and a slave apparatus that executes the control command belong to the photographing network. The network management apparatus preferentially... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050515 - Method and structure for suppressing resonance in an anti-shake lens focusing module: A method and a structure for suppressing resonance in an anti-shake lens focusing module are disclosed. The resonance suppressing method includes the steps of providing a lens focusing structure having a first movable part and a first immovable part; providing an anti-shake structure having a second movable part and a... Agent:
20130050516 - Imaging device, imaging method and hand-held terminal device: An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a feature point extractor to extract feature points from at least one frame of image of a subject, a motion vector calculator to track each feature point over a series of images of a subject and calculate a motion vector of each feature... Agent:
20130050517 - Visual content-aware automatic camera adjustment: Visual content in images captured from a scene by a camera in each of a plurality of different pose settings are analyzed to determine predicted occurrences of a transaction associated with the visual content in each pose, which are compared with actual transaction occurrence data to generate performance values for... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130050518 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes: an image receiving unit receiving an image series from a remote control apparatus, the remote control apparatus including a camera unit enabling continuous-shooting, the remote control apparatus being capable of sending the image series to an information processing apparatus via a wireless medium, the image... Agent:
20130050521 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera includes an imager. An imager repeatedly outputs an image representing a scene. A register registers relative position information in response to a registering operation. A searcher searches for a predetermined site image representing a predetermined site forming a specific object, from the image outputted from the imager.... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130050520 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image information combining unit that performs a pixel value combining process on a long-time exposure pixel and a short-time exposure pixel. The pixel information combining unit calculates a plurality of blending ratios based on pixel values of a plurality of pixels... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050523 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes: a solid-state imaging device having pairs of phase-difference pixels for detecting a phase difference; a position control section which changes the relative position of an imaging optical system and the solid-state imaging device; a control section which causes the solid-state imaging device to perform plural provisional... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130050519 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling the same: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. The mobile terminal detects an object in which a ghost may appear through a preview image of an image acquired using a dual camera. The mobile terminal may display an indicator for identifying the detected object. Accordingly, a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130050522 - Video image providing apparatus, video image utilizing apparatus, video image providing system, video image providing method and recording medium: The present invention comprises: an attribute characteristic information acquisition unit which acquires attribute characteristic information representing a visual characteristic of a human attribute from an attribute characteristic information storage apparatus; a video image data acquisition unit which acquires video image data captured by an image-capturing apparatus; a human area extraction... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130050524 - Wide dynamic range electronic image recording and reproducing system: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130050525 - Portable theatrical lighting control and audiovisual recording system: The portable theatrical lighting control and audiovisual recording system enables the director of a stage or motion picture production to control the lighting and various other technical aspects of the production simultaneously with his or her direction of the performers. The system includes a case containing three DMX 512 format... Agent:
20130050527 - Image creation method, image creation apparatus and recording medium: An image creation method includes: obtaining a two-dimensional still image; first setting motion control points related to motion control for a subject in a subject region of the obtained still image, the subject region including the subject; second setting overlap control points related to overlap control for constituent regions composing... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130050526 - Super-resolution imaging systems: Electronic devices may include super-resolution imaging systems for capturing multiple relatively low-resolution images and combining the captured images to form a high-resolution image. The imaging system may include image sensors configured to capture information above the Nyquist frequency of the image sensor by providing each image sensor pixel in an... Agent:
20130050528 - Adaptive pixel compensation method: An adaptive pixel compensation method for an image processing apparatus includes receiving an image array data, calculating an average of luminance values of a first plurality of green sub-pixels surrounding the green sub-pixel as a first average value, calculating an average of luminance values of a second plurality of green... Agent:
20130050529 - Image processing device, image processing method and storage medium: An imaging device 100 is equipped with an image acquisition unit 51, a first calculation unit 52 and a correction information calculation unit 53. The image acquisition unit 51 acquires image data including a luminance component and color components, via an optical system. The first calculation unit 52 detects shading... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130050532 - Compound-eye imaging device: The multi-eye imaging device includes a first imaging element, a second imaging element, a moving pictures release button, a still picture release button, an image processor, a monitor and an image display component. The first imaging element outputs first image data. The second imaging element outputs second image data. The... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130050530 - Image capturing device and image processing method thereof: An image capturing device includes an image capturer, a first detector, a second detector, a processor, a cropping module, a storage module and a display screen. The image capturer captures a temporary image. The first detector obtains endpoint coordinates of the temporary image according to a coordinate system. The second... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130050533 - Schedule managing method and apparatus using optical character reader: A schedule managing method capable of automatically generating schedule data using data extracted from an image, and an apparatus thereof are provided. The schedule managing method preferably includes: setting at least one recognition region within an image; extracting data from the set recognition region; categorizing the extracted data according to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130050531 - Shooting apparatus: A shooting apparatus includes: an image-pickup section outputting a picked-up image obtained by picking up an image of a subject; and a control section performing acceptance of a still image shooting operation and acceptance of a part specification operation of specifying a partial area of the picked-up image during video... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corporation
20130050534 - Zoom lens barrel capable of changing photographing magnification and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens barrel capable of decreasing a distance between a lens and a diaphragm in an optical axis direction to thereby increase the photographing magnification and at the same time to reduce the lens barrel size, and capable of changing a diaphragm aperture diameter according to zoom control. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050536 - Compound-eye imaging device: A compound-eye imaging device includes a first optical system that has a first zoom lens, a second optical system that has a second zoom lens, a first imaging sensor, a second imaging sensor, a zoom manipulation component, an interface, and a zoom controller. The first imaging sensor captures a subject... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130050535 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: c
20130050537 - Image correction device and image correction method: An image correction device includes a coordinate transformation unit, a parameter value determination unit, and a correction value calculation unit. The coordinate transformation unit receives first coordinates of at least one pixel data of an illuminated pattern under a first coordinate system, and transforms the first coordinates into second coordinates... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20130050538 - Image pickup apparatus that carries out noise compensation, control method therefor, and storage medium: An image pickup apparatus which is capable of accurately compensating for noise even when images are continuously taken at varying exposures. First and second image signals corresponding to the first and second exposures are output. The first and second image signals are subjected to a noise compensation process and then... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050543 - Image pickup unit and image processing unit: An image pickup unit and an image processing unit are provided, each inexpensively achieving both of far distance photographing and near distance photographing in a simple configuration. In an image processing section 12, a correction coefficient selection section 123 selects one of a correction coefficient k1 for a distant object... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050542 - Image processing apparatus and photographing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an image processing circuit. The image processing circuit is configured by an image processing portion for performing an image process on a first image so as to generate a third image, an image composing portion for composing the first image and the third image, and... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130050540 - Image processing apparatus, image capture apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus which enables to suppress coloring in an image after image recovery processing, and a control method for the image processing apparatus are disclosed. After the chromatic difference of magnification of an optical imaging system is corrected, a first value relating to coloring is obtained before application... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050541 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus and image pickup apparatus: The image processing method acquires an input image and information on an image capturing condition, acquires an optical transfer function corresponding to the image capturing condition, calculates a specific frequency at which an index value obtained by using the optical transfer function becomes a predetermined value in each azimuth direction,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050539 - Image processing program, image processing method, image processing apparatus, and image pickup apparatus: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores a process for causing a computer to execute a method including the steps of acquiring optical transfer function information corresponding to an image pickup condition of a picked-up image (S102), generating a restoration image using correction optical transfer function information that is obtained by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050544 - Image processing apparatus, image capture apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus and image processing method, which enable suppression of coloring that occurs in image recovery processing for a RAW image are disclosed. Pixel interpolation processing is executed for a predetermined reference color component of the RAW image. For each color component other than the reference color component,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050545 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An apparatus reduces color fringing in a color image, so that a post-processed color image is positioned in a restricted area in a chromaticity diagram. Where a first line passes a first point corresponding to a target pixel of the pre-processed color image and an origin, the restricted area is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050546 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus which performs recovery processing of correcting a degradation in image due to an aberration in an optical imaging system, with respect to image data of a plurality of colors, comprising: a separation unit configured to separate image data into image data of the respective colors, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050549 - Embedded camera with privacy filter: An apparatus includes a housing having an integrated camera. A panel is positioned in front of at least a portion of the camera and is operable to selectively switch between at least a substantially transparent state and at least a substantially opaque state.... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130050550 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging unit (1) includes an imaging device (10) for performing photoelectric conversion to convert light into an electrical signal, the imaging device (10) configured so that light passes through the imaging device (10), a phase difference detection unit (20) for receiving the light having passed through the imaging device... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130050547 - Programmable data readout for an optical sensor: Programmable data readout for optical image sensors is disclosed herein. By way of example, vertical skipping and vertical mixing functionality is provided that is responsive to commands, enabling dynamic selectivity and processing of optical sensor data. A data output control system can be incorporated with or coupled to data readout... Agent: Altasens, Inc.
20130050548 - Solid-state image sensing device and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image sensing device includes a light receiving layer and a shutter layer. The light receiving layer has a photoelectric conversion part arranged in a plane state and configured to convert received light into an electric signal. The shutter layer is configured to control transmission of the light to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050551 - Image sensor and image capturing apparatus: An image sensor in which one unit structure includes a plurality of photo-electric conversion units, a floating diffusion, a plurality of transfer transistors which are arranged in correspondence with the plurality of photo-electric conversion units so as to transfer charges respectively converted by the plurality of photo-electric conversion units to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050552 - Solid-state imaging apparatus, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: photoelectric conversion sections that generate signal charge corresponding to an amount of received light; and a plurality of pixel transistors that read the signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion sections, and include amplification transistors each being formed of an amplification gate electrode which is... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050553 - Image sensor having a sampler array: The invention relates to an image sensor with N rows of P active photosensitive pixels using MOS technology. The sensor comprises digitizing circuits organized with N rows of P processing circuits, each processing circuit of row rank i and of column rank j comprising a respective sampler for carrying out... Agent: E2v Semiconductors
20130050554 - Imaging device, imaging method, and electronic device: Disclosed herein is an imaging device including: a pixel unit including a pixel disposed in a plane and a driving unit. The pixel includes an accumulating section configured to detect a physical quantity, and accumulate a charge corresponding to the physical quantity, a transfer section configured to transfer the charge... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050555 - Electronic device: The electronic device includes: a display section including a monitor unit having a display panel; a slide unit having a space in which the display section can be accommodated, the slide unit slidably supporting the display section; and a slide piece adjacent to the slide unit in a slide direction... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130050556 - Image photographing device and control method thereof: Disclosed herein are an image photographing device that includes a display unit displaying a preview image and a control method thereof. The image photographing device includes a judgment unit that judges whether or not lens blind has occurred and a photographing control unit that executes photographing after a predetermined time... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130050557 - Rotary type electronic device: In a rotary type electronic device of the present invention, a second body stores a magnet having the N pole and the S pole. A first body stores an N pole magnetic field sensor and an S pole magnetic field sensor. The magnet is arranged to be in an attitude... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130050560 - Electronic selection of a field of view from a larger field of regard: An electronic vertical adjustment focal plane assembly for electronic selection of a field of view from a larger field of regard is disclosed. In one embodiment, the electronic vertical adjustment focal plane assembly includes a lens assembly configured to focus radiation coming from an external field of view on to... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
20130050561 - Novel condensed polycyclic compound, organic light-emitting device having the same, display device, image information processing device, lighting device, image formation device, and exposure light source: wherein, in General Formula , R1, R6, R7, and R12 each are independently selected from a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group, the aryl group may have an alkyl group and a fluorine atom as a substituent, and R2 to R5 and R8 to R11 each are... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050559 - Optical imaging device and imaging processing method for optical imaging device: An optical imaging device includes a display panel whereon a coordinate detecting area is formed, at least one light source disposed outside the display panel for emitting light to illuminate an object, and a depth sensor installed on a side of the display panel for sensing image data of the... Agent:
20130050558 - Position detection device, position detection method, and imaging apparatus: There is provided a position detection device including a first detection sensor that operates in a predetermined direction, outputs a continuously increasing or decreasing signal, and detects an absolute position of a movable lens moved in an optical axis direction, and a second detection sensor that operates in the predetermined... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050562 - Image sensor, imaging apparatus and live body imaging apparatus: An image sensor including a pixel unit, the pixel unit including a photodiode, a first color filter and a second color filter each disposed in a different position on a plane above the photodiode, and a first on-chip lens disposed over the first color filter and a second on-chip lens... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050563 - Zoom lens barrel and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens barrel capable, even if it has an image shake correction mechanism and a diaphragm mechanism, of decreasing a distance between lens groups of a photographing optical system of the lens barrel, whereby the lens barrel size can be reduced and the magnification can be increased, and capable... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050565 - Image focusing: Camera devices in form of a computational camera and corresponding methods are described wherein at least two different focus planes are set in an image.... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab
20130050568 - Lens barrel, imaging device and camera: A lens barrel includes a first zoom/focus lens group and a second zoom/focus lens group configured to respectively vary a focal distance and imaging distance by moving in an optical axis, a first actuator configured to drive the first zoom/focus lens group, and a second actuator configured to drive the... Agent:
20130050564 - Producing focused videos from single captured video: A method of providing an all-in-focus video from a single captured video is disclosed. The method uses a processor to perform the steps of acquiring a single captured video of a scene such that during capture there are at least two differing focus settings by using the single captured video... Agent:
20130050566 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with the zoom lens: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit of a positive refractive power, a second lens unit of a negative refractive power, a third lens unit of a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit of a positive refractive power, wherein the first lens unit does not move for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050567 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same: z
20130050569 - Photographing lens system: A photographing lens system including, in order from an object side to an image side: a first positive lens element having a convex object-side surface and a convex image-side surface; a second negative lens element, the object-side and image-side surfaces thereof being aspheric; a third lens element having a convex... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.
20130050570 - Imaging apparatus, and image analyzer and moving apparatus using the imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus, including an imaging device determining an index value representing differences in sizes of plural polarization components having polarization directions different from each other included in light from each point in an imaging area, and continuously image a polarization information image having a pixel value based on the... Agent:
20130050571 - Camera module housing having built-in conductive traces to accommodate stacked dies using flip chip connections: A camera module including a housing with embedded conductive traces that allow for an increase in usable surface area of a corresponding printed circuit board (PCB) or multi-layer substrate, a reduced overall thickness of the module, a reduction in tilt management of a lens element of the module, and a... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC
20130050572 - Method and apparatus for providing dropped picture image processing: A method and apparatus adaptively creates a dropped frame rate converted frame from a plurality of source frames using at least one alternate support frame in lieu of neighboring source frame, in response to corrupted picture identification information. Stated another way, a frame rate converter, in response to corrupted picture... Agent: Ati Technologies Ulc
20130050574 - System and method for retargeting video sequences: A system and method for retargeting video sequences are provided. A method for retargeting a video includes a plurality of frames includes determining saliency information for the plurality of frames, determining a cost metric for the video, and retargeting the video based on the cost metric to produce a retargeted... Agent: Futurewei Technologies Inc.
20130050573 - Transmission of video content: A method and system for viewing video content is described. In one aspect a data stream may be received having at least two signals of uncorrelated two dimensional (2D) video content. For a first frame of video content, a first video image of the 2D video content of a first... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20130050575 - Method of delivering media data from a transmitter to a receiver: A method of processing media data received at a receiver over a bitstream having a standardized format that supports descriptors includes receiving at the receiver an extension descriptor that specifies a descriptor tag having a value within a prescribed tag value range, a descriptor length having a value within a... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130050576 - Apparatus and method for processing broadcast content: Provided is an apparatus and method for processing broadcast content. According to embodiments of the present invention, it is possible to reduce a cost for generating additional data and providing the additional data to a user by extracting a keyword from information about captions included in broadcast content, and generating... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130050577 - Single-cable bidirectional communication-based touch control display method and system: A single-cable bidirectional communication-based touch control display method and system for enabling communication and transmission between a portable electronic device having a first medium access address and a touch control display device having a second medium access address are provided. The method includes sending a video signal generated by the... Agent: Askey Technology (jiangsu) Ltd.
20130050578 - Audio-video system for sports cafes: An audio-video system for a sports café that is configured to allow multiple people to simultaneously view multiple images and listen to audio corresponding to selected images including: a large screen; a setup box for receiving a plurality of broadcasting channels; an image synthesizer for synthesizing the plural image channels... Agent:
20130050579 - Object-based system and method of directing visual attention by a subliminal cue: An object-based system and method of directing visual attention by a subliminal cue is disclosed. An object detector detects an object in an input image, thereby resulting in a cued object served as an object-based subliminal cue. An enhancement unit enhances saliency of the cued object in the input image... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130050580 - Image processing method for digital apparatus: Disclosed is an image processing method. The image processing method includes forming a reference division line to perform white balance, forming a grid including a pixel distribution degree based on the reference division line, extracting a red gain value, a blue gain value, and the pixel distribution degree with respect... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd
20130050581 - Multiple-input configuration and playback video enhancement: A system and method for delaying a first version of a video feed from a video camera according to a first delay to generate a second version of the feed, supplying the first version to an insertion system, wherein the insertion system inserts an indicia into the first version to... Agent:
20130050582 - Enhanced hdmi system and method: A multiplexer includes a first interface configured to receive one or more HDMI or DVI signals for transmission over a respective one of an HDMI or DVI interface; a second interface configured to receive external data from a data source, the external data being intended for transmission over the HDMI... Agent:
20130050583 - System and method for processing a common cable signal using a low-pass filter tap: A method for processing an input signal is disclosed. The method includes receiving an input signal. The method also includes applying a first transfer function to the input signal to produce a first signal, wherein the first transfer function exhibits a high pass characteristic. The method further includes applying a... Agent: Csr PLC
20130050584 - Backlight device and display apparatus: According to one embodiment, a display apparatus includes a display panel, a first light source, a first light guide module, a second light guide module, and a first illuminating module. The first light source is facing the display panel, and is configured to emit light toward a direction of the... Agent:
20130050585 - Remote resource access interface apparatus: A remote resource access interface apparatus is provided. A key input unit has keys for generating input key values. A communication unit transmits a connection establishment request message including screen resolution information to, and receives a connection establishment response message including supportable key information from, a portable device. The communication... Agent:
20130050588 - Lighting device, display device and television device: A technology for restricting or suppressing a lift of a reflection sheet in a direct backlight device is provided. The direct backlight device according to the present invention includes an LED board 30, LEDs 28, lenses 32, legs 31a, 31b and 31c, a reflection sheet 26. The LEDs 28 are... Agent:
20130050589 - Lighting device, display device and television device: A technology to suppress or prevent an uplift of a reflection sheet included in a direct type lighting unit is provided. A direct type backlight unit according to the present invention includes an LED board 30, an LED 28 arranged on a surface of the LED board 30, a reflection... Agent:
20130050587 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: The technology of the present invention provides a lighting device in which uneven brightness is less likely to occur. The backlight unit 12 includes an LED board 18 on which an LED 17 as a light source is mounted, a chassis 14 including a bottom plate 14a arranged on a... Agent:
20130050586 - Method and system for television alignment: A system and method for television alignment includes: automatically detecting that a television is mounted, wherein the television includes a gyroscope. An orientation of the television is sensed, wherein the gyroscope is operable to perform the sensing. A representation of the orientation is displayed on the television. An acceptable alignment... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130050590 - Projection control apparatus and projection control method: A projection control apparatus for controlling a projection apparatus is configured to: receive a video signal including a plurality of color components; extract, as control information, information of a specific color component for each frame of the received video signal; generate, frame by frame, projection control information for controlling operation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130050591 - Display device and television device: A display device that decreases the number of parts for a member that attaches a stand member and a speaker, includes a display device main body that includes a display panel, a stand member that supports the display device main body, a speaker provided on the display device main body,... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20130050592 - Television receiver and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television receiver includes a display device, a first member, a second member, a support member, and a support portion. The display device includes a display screen and a side surface. The first member includes a first wall facing the side surface. The second member is... Agent:02/21/2013 > 88 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130044179 - Method and terminal for leaving video messages: The present invention discloses a terminal for leaving video messages, which comprises a video message setting module, a video message management module, a video reception and storage module and a call control module. The video message setting module is configured to: configure a video message function; the video message management... Agent: Zte Corporation
20130044180 - Stereoscopic teleconferencing techniques: Stereoscopic teleconferencing techniques described herein are directed toward systems including a plurality of telecommunication stations. A first telecommunication station includes a stereoscopic camera, a pair of shutter glasses, and a first processing unit. A second telecommunication station includes a display, a pair of shutter glasses, and a processing unit. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130044181 - System and method for multi-viewpoint video capture: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a system and method for multi-viewpoint video capture. According to one embodiment, the system includes a camera housing for accommodating both a first multi-imager set and a second multi-imager set, with each multi-imager set including a plurality of optical cameras having different viewpoint directions... Agent:
20130044182 - Apparatus and method to implement a radio-frequency (rf) 3d imaging system: An apparatus and method are disclosed to implement a radio-frequency (RF) 3D imaging system. In one embodiment, the method includes searching and analyzing signals emitted from emitters external to the 3D glasses to determine a strongest RF (Radio Frequency) signal source. The method also includes reading and storing an identification... Agent:
20130044183 - Distributed video coding/decoding method, distributed video coding/decoding apparatus, and transcoding apparatus: Disclosed are a distributed video encoding/decoding method and a distributed video encoding/decoding apparatus, which can improve loss resilience and the quality of service. The distributed video encoding method first involves checking the state of a channel, determining a channel coding rate and the size of video data to be transmitted... Agent:
20130044184 - Method for 3d visual mapping using 3d stereoscopic video content: The method for 3D visual mapping using 3D stereoscopic video content records live 2D perspective white images mapped to architectural or other 3D objects having abstract shaped surfaces to create 2D perspective masks fitting the surface shapes. Each abstract surface area is covered by a dedicated projector and controller. The... Agent:
20130044185 - Operative microscope having diffuse optical imaging system with tomographic image reconstruction and superposition in field of view: An imaging system has a microscope having an objective lens and a projection device configured to project spatially modulated light in one of several preselected predetermined pattern through the objective lens and onto tissue. The system camera configured to record an image of the tissue through the microscope and objective... Agent:
20130044187 - 3d camera and method of monitoring a spatial zone: A 3D camera (10) for monitoring a spatial zone (12) is provided, wherein the 3D camera (10) has at least one image sensor (14a-b) for taking image data from the spatial zone (10), an evaluation unit (22, 24) for generating a distance image with three-dimensional image data from the image... Agent: Sick Ag
20130044186 - Plane-based self-calibration for structure from motion: Robust techniques for self-calibration of a moving camera observing a planar scene. Plane-based self-calibration techniques may take as input the homographies between images estimated from point correspondences and provide an estimate of the focal lengths of all the cameras. A plane-based self-calibration technique may be based on the enumeration of... Agent:
20130044188 - Stereoscopic image reproduction device and method, stereoscopic image capturing device, and stereoscopic display device: A stereoscopic image is displayed with an appropriate amount of parallax based on auxiliary information recorded in a three-dimensional-image file. The size of a display which performs 3D display is acquired (Step S31), and a 3D image file is read (Step S32). The maximum display size capable of appropriately performing... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130044189 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes a plurality of imaging units, and a radiator operable to uniformize temperatures of the plurality of the imaging units.... Agent:
20130044191 - Device and method for generating stereoscopic image: A rotation angle obtaining unit obtains an angle by which a stereoscopic image of a subject is to be rotated around a line-of-sight direction. A multi-viewpoint image accumulation unit accumulates a plurality of images of the subject obtained in one direction by changing capturing positions, as multi-viewpoint images. A selection... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130044190 - Three-dimensional model acquisition using planar mirrors: 3-D model acquisition of an object is performed using two planar mirrors and a camera. According to some embodiments, 3-D reconstruction is achieved by recovering the scene geometry, including the equations of the mirrors, the camera parameters and the position of the markers, which give the location and orientation of... Agent: University Of Rochester
20130044192 - Converting 3d video into 2d video based on identification of format type of 3d video and providing either 2d or 3d video based on identification of display device type: Aspects of the subject disclosure relate to techniques for extracting a 2D video from a 3D video. A 3D video uploaded by a source is analyzed to identify its 3D format type, for example, a side-by-side, a top and bottom, or frame alternate format. Upon the identification of the 3D... Agent: Google Inc.
20130044193 - Dynamic selection of surfaces in real world for projection of information thereon: One or more devices capture a scene of real world, and process one or more image(s) which include distances to points on surfaces in the real world. The distances are used to automatically identify a set of surfaces in the real world. Then, the one or more devices check whether... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130044194 - Automatic image capture: A method of automatically capturing images with precision uses an intelligent mobile device having a camera loaded with an appropriate image capture application. When a user initializes the application, the camera starts taking images of the object. Each image is qualified to determine whether it is in focus and entirely... Agent:
20130044195 - Laser alignment device with a movable mirror, laser-target alignment sensor with movable mirrors and laser alignment method: A laser alignment device with at least one movable mirror, a laser-target alignment sensor with movable mirrors and a laser alignment method are disclosed. The laser alignment device with the movable mirror comprises an image acquisition means for collecting incident lasers, a moveable mirror for reflecting the lasers to the... Agent: Institute Of Automation, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
20130044196 - Apparatus and method for determination of medication location: A method, apparatus and computer program stored on a non-volatile computer readable storage medium for confirming a pill in the mouth of a user. The computer program causing a general purpose computer to perform the steps of capturing one or more images of a user by an image capture device,... Agent: Ai Cure Technologies, Inc.
20130044197 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus 10 acquires an image. And, the image processing apparatus 10 extracts a domain characterizing an object of gesture recognition from the acquired image. Then, the image processing apparatus 10 maps domains between frames of the image. And then, the image processing apparatus 10 extracts a moving... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130044198 - System and method for control based on face or hand gesture detection: System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image. Based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera, a control signal is generated and provided to a device. The control... Agent: May Patents Ltd.
20130044199 - In-camera based method of detecting defect eye with high accuracy: A portable digital image acquisition device includes multiple lenses and/or multiple flashes. A main digital image and first and second reference images are acquired. The first and second reference images are acquired with different flash-lens combinations that have different flash-lens distances. One or more flash eye defects are detected and... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20130044202 - Digital microscope: A digital microscope (1) includes an optical fiber bundle (17) that supplies bright field light, an optical fiber bundle (18) that supplies dark field light, an optical fiber bundle (19) for causing light from a light source to enter the optical fiber bundle (17) (18) and a mechanism for changing... Agent: Hirox Co., Ltd.
20130044201 - Hand-held fluorescence microscope with partial-spectrum light source: A hand-held fluorescence microscope is disclosed, including: a partial-spectrum light source, a first filtering device, a second filtering device, and an image sensor arranged inside a housing of the hand-held fluorescence microscope. The partial-spectrum light source generates a first light beam. The first filtering device filters the first light beam... Agent: Anmo Electronics Corporation
20130044200 - System and apparatus for the calibration and management of color in microscope slides: A system and apparatus for the color calibration of images recorded through a microscope. An integrated color calibration target microscope slide device and specimen are recorded with an imaging device that acquires both the color values of the specimen and the color values of the color calibration target under a... Agent: Datacolor, Inc.
20130044203 - Optically enhanced digital imaging system: Improved methods and systems for imaging are provided. Specifically, systems and methods for extending the range of a digital zoom are provided in which an imaging system provides continuous magnification over a plurality of interleaved optical pathways and digital zooming imagers. Systems and methods of centering an image as the... Agent: Cascade Microtech, Inc.
20130044204 - Board inspection apparatus: A board inspection apparatus includes an irradiation unit, an imaging unit, and an image processing unit. The image processing unit includes a three-dimensional measurement unit configured to perform three-dimensional measurement of the surfaces of the solder and the resist film by a certain three-dimensional measurement method based on the image... Agent: Ckd Corporation
20130044205 - Pattern inspection apparatus and pattern inspection method: A pattern inspection method according to one aspect of the present invention includes generating a first positional deviation amount map by using data acquired by a pre-scan, generating a second positional deviation amount map by using data acquired by a full scan, generating a first positional deviation difference map by... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20130044206 - System and method for aligning a wafer for fabrication: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for aligning a wafer for fabrication. A first image of a first portion of a wafer is received from a first image capturing device. A second image of a second portion of the wafer is received from a second image... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20130044207 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus is described, and which includes a first light source, which when energized, emits nonvisible near infrared electromagnetic radiation which is directed at an object of interest to be imaged, and which is reflected therefrom; a second light source, which when energized, emits a given wavelength of invisible... Agent: Key Technology, Inc.
20130044208 - System and a method for insepcting an object using a hybrid sensor: A method and an inspection system may be provided. The inspection system may include (a) a hybrid sensor that may include a monochromatic portion that is arranged to obtain a monochromatic image of a first area of an object; a multiple-color portion that is arranged to obtain a multi-colored image... Agent: Camtek Ltd.
20130044209 - Apparatus and method for detecting the surface defect of the glass substrate: The apparatus for detecting surface defects of a glass substrate, having a dark field optical system, includes: a first photographing device for photographing first image; a second photographing for photographing second image; a dark field illumination system disposed below the glass substrate for serving as a dark field illumination; and... Agent: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
20130044210 - Hyperspectral identification of egg fertility and gender: A hyperspectral method for detecting the present condition of an avian egg is disclosed in which a neural network algorithm is used to compare the spectrum of a test egg against a spectral library. The method can detect fertility with greater than 90% reliability on the day of laying and... Agent:
20130044212 - Imaging device and distance information detecting method: An imaging device is provided that includes an imaging processor, a distance information detector, an outline-component maximum image detector, and a distance information correcting processor. The imaging processor captures a plurality of secondary images of the same object at different lens positions. The distance information detector detects distance information of... Agent: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
20130044213 - System and method for diffuse imaging with time-varying illumination intensity: Diffuse image measurement system and digital image formation method. The system includes a source of light with time-varying intensity directed at a scene to be imaged. A time-resolved light meter is provided for receiving light reflected from the scene to generate time-resolved samples of the intensity of light incident at... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130044211 - System for measuring a multiphase flow: System for measuring a multiphase flow (109) and the flow velocity comprises: multiple wavelength source (101); multiplexer (103); first fibre optic probe (107) for transmitting optical signals into the multiphase flow and collecting reflected signals; second fibre optic probe (111) for collecting transmitted signals passing through the multiphase flow; optical... Agent: Petroliam Nasional Berhad
20130044216 - Apparatus and method for monitoring particles in a stack: A method of monitoring particles in a stack comprises generating on a first side of the stack a beam of light directed towards a second, opposite, side of the stack. The beam is reflected back towards the first side of the stack and through the particles in the stack. An... Agent: PCme Limited
20130044215 - Bi-stable spring with flexible display: A wearable accessory device is disclosed. The wearable accessory device includes a flexible display coupled to a bi-stable spring. Coupling the display to the bi-stable spring allows the accessory device to be easily worn in a number of convenient locations.... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130044214 - Real-time solar observations: A system for real-time solar observation comprises an optical detector operable to detect sunlight and to produce image data from detected sunlight, a shadow detector operable to produce image data relating to a shadow cast by a reference object, and a controller operable to receive image data from the optical... Agent: Qatar Foundation
20130044217 - Drive assist display apparatus: Provided is a drive assist display apparatus which displays a main view 20 showing an image of a wide backward area of the vehicle, and a sub view 21-3 showing a view point conversion image of a vicinity of the vehicle 1 as if looked down from a virtual viewpoint,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130044218 - System for monitoring surroundings of a vehicle: The device for monitoring surroundings of a vehicle is provided with means for detecting objects in the surroundings of the vehicle based on image acquired by an imaging device, display devices for displaying on display screens display images that are produced based on the captured image, and alerting means for... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130044219 - Automated processing method for bus crossing enforcement: As set forth herein, systems and methods are described that facilitate to analyze a video stream from a camera mounted on the side of a school bus, wherein a sub-set of video sequences showing cars illegally passing the stopped school bus are automatically identified through image and/or video processing. The... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130044220 - Method and system for enabling remote inspection communication and documentation: A method and device are provided that enable the establishment and at least partial recordation of a communications session between at least two electronic communications devices. In one application, a hand-held, mobile video-enabled device transmits video and/or photographic images of a location within a construction or remodeling site. The visual... Agent:
20130044221 - Dual field of view multi-band optics: A dual field of view, all-refractive infrared optical system that images the mid-wave infrared light in one field of view and the short wave infrared light in the second field of view onto the same detector. The two fields of view vary in focal length by a factor of six.... Agent: United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20130044222 - Image exposure using exclusion regions: Calculating a gain setting for a primary image sensor includes receiving a test-matrix of pixels from a test image sensor, and receiving a first-frame matrix of pixels from a primary image sensor. A gain setting is calculated for the primary image sensor using the first-frame matrix of pixels except those... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130044223 - Method for testing an image capturing device: A method for testing an image capturing device with quality parameters includes providing a predetermined criteria for the variations in images and quality parameters corresponding to a specific target-object, capturing a test image corresponding to the same target object by an image capturing device to be tested, and retrieving a... Agent: Askey Technology (jiangsu) Ltd.
20130044224 - Method and apparatus for assessing quality of video stream: Objective video quality assessment models at media-layer or at packet-layer are known for estimating audio/video quality of experience. Existing models are not able to provide stable performance. A method for enabling quality assessment of a stream of frames of video data comprises receiving a sequence of packets, generating a set... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130044225 - Network camera and method of controlling lighting thereof: Disclosed are a network camera and a method of controlling lighting thereof. The network camera includes a lighting part including at least one LED module, an image sensor part converting an image, which is input from an outside, into a color signal and measuring illuminance by using the converted color... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130044226 - Imaging device and distance information detecting method: An imaging device is provided that includes an image blur evaluator, an imaging processor, an edge contour extraction processor, an image divider, and a distance information detector. The image blur evaluator evaluates the amount of blurring in an image. The imaging processor captures secondary images of the same object at... Agent: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
20130044227 - Imaging device and distance information detecting method: An imaging device is provided that includes an image blur evaluator, an imaging processor, a distance map generator and a filter. The image blur evaluator evaluates the amount of blurring due to a camera shake. The imaging processor captures a plurality of secondary images of the same object at different... Agent: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
20130044228 - Motion-based video stabilization: Systems, methods, and computer readable media for stabilizing video frames based on information from a motion sensor are described. In general, digital video stabilization techniques are disclosed for generating and applying image-specific transformations to individual frames (images) in a video sequence after, rather than before, the image has been captured.... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130044229 - Image capturing apparatus and control method therefor: An image capturing apparatus having a plurality of executable image blurring correction modes selects an image blurring correction mode to be executed from among the executable image blurring correction modes in accordance with an image capturing situation, and executes the selected image blurring correction mode. The image capturing apparatus has... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130044230 - Rolling shutter reduction based on motion sensors: This disclosure pertains to devices, methods, and computer readable media for reducing rolling shutter distortion effects in captured video frames based on timestamped positional information obtained from positional sensors in communication with an image capture device. In general, rolling shutter reduction techniques are described for generating and applying image segment-specific... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130044231 - Electronic device for activating and controlling user-controllable functions thereof according to an earphone connected thereto, and associated method: An exemplary electronic device is connected with an earphone. The earphone includes a first storage unit storing information as to functions of the earphone. The electronic device includes a second storage unit storing a function information table recording information as to user-controllable functions of the electronic device, function units corresponding... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130044232 - Camera, contrl method thereof, camera system using the same: A camera includes a first wireless module configured for receiving wireless remote control signals, a first microcontroller configured for converting the wireless remote control signals to executing commands and outputting the executing commands, a digital signal processor configured for receiving the executing commands; and an image sensor controlled to obtain... Agent: Shenzhen Aee Technology Co., Ltd.
20130044233 - Emotional illumination, and related arrangements: A smartphone senses a user's emotional reaction to certain output (e.g., an output from a smartphone's attempt to read a barcode printed in a newspaper). The phone then tailors its operation based on the sensed reaction (e.g., it may turn on a torch to better illuminate the newspaper, or vary... Agent:
20130044234 - Image capturing apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method for generating auxiliary information for captured image: An image capturing apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises an imaging lens, an image sensor, and a plurality of microlenses. The apparatus also comprises an image processing unit configured to generate a reconstruction image at a predetermined refocus plane by performing refocus processing on the image data that was output... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130044235 - Mobile device with on-screen optical navigation: A mobile computing device, including a main body, a processor and associated memory housed within the main body, a display screen housed within the main body and responsive to signals from the processor, an optical sensor fixed to the main body for capturing successive images and providing image signals representative... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130044236 - Method and apparatus of correcting hybrid flash artifacts in digital images: A method for digital image eye artifact detection and correction include identifying one or more candidate red-eye defect regions in an acquired image. For one or more candidate red-eye regions, a seed pixels and/or a region of pixels having a high intensity value in the vicinity of the candidate red-eye... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20130044237 - High dynamic range video: Disclosed are various embodiments of high dynamic range (HDR) video. In one embodiment a method includes obtaining first and second frames of a series of digital video frames, where the first and second frames have different exposure levels. The second frame is reregistered with respect to the first frame based... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130044238 - Information input apparatus and method: An electronic camera is capable of recording image, voice, text, line-drawn information and the like. A release switch in the electronic camera is operated to photograph a subject image. When recording voice with the electronic camera, shutter sound effects are not output with the recorded voice. Further, the photographic operation... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130044239 - Exchangeable lens and camera system: An exchangeable lens detachably mounted at a camera body includes: an optical characteristics storage unit; an optical characteristics information generation unit; and an optical characteristics transmission unit. Peripheral shading information for only some image heights is stored as the information pertaining to the peripheral shading characteristics of the exchangeable lens... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130044240 - Apparatus and method for generating image data: Apparatus comprises at least one processor; at least one memory having computer-readable code stored thereon; a first camera module configured to provide first image data representative of a first image; and a second camera module configured to provide second image data representative of a second image. The first and second... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130044242 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: A capturing parameter and a capturing image are obtained by an image capturing device which uses the capturing parameter. Correction data, which corresponds to an optical transfer function of the image capturing device derived from the capturing parameter, and a noise amount of the capturing image dependent on the capturing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130044241 - Rolling shutter reduction based on motion sensors: This disclosure pertains to devices, methods, and computer readable media for reducing rolling shutter distortion effects in captured video frames based on timestamped positional information obtained from positional sensors in communication with an image capture device. In general, rolling shutter reduction techniques are described for generating and applying image segment-specific... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130044243 - Red-eye filter method and apparatus: A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upon a comparison of the... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20130044244 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pairs of a first photoelectric conversion element and a second photoelectric conversion element which have different spectral sensitivity characteristics. A wavelength range where the first photoelectric conversion element of each pair mainly has a spectral sensitivity and a wavelength range where the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130044246 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging unit (1) includes an imaging device (10) for performing photoelectric conversion to convert light into an electrical signal, the imaging device (10) configured so that light passes through the imaging device (10), a phase difference detection unit (20) for receiving the light having passed through the imaging device... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130044245 - Solid-state imager device, drive method of solid-state imager device and camera apparatus: In a case when a structure of forming a p+ layer on a substrate rear surface side is employed in order to prevent dark current generation from the silicon boundary surface, various problems occur. According to this invention, an insulation film 39 is provided on a rear surface on a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130044247 - Solid-state image pickup device, method of reading pixel signal, and pixel: In a pixel 11, a floating semiconductor region FD accumulates a charge from a photoelectric transducer PD. A first charge transfer path CTP1 extends from the photoelectric transducer PD to the floating semiconductor region FD through the storage diode SD. A second charge transfer path CTP2 extends from the photoelectric... Agent:
20130044248 - Integrated circuit and sensor for imaging: New sensors and different embodiments of multi-channel integrated circuit are provided. The new high energy and spatial resolution sensors use both solid state and scintillator detectors. Each channel of the readout chip employs low noise charge sensitive preamplifier(s) at its input followed by other circuitry. The different embodiments of the... Agent: Nova R & D, Inc.
20130044249 - Display as lighting for photos or video: A system and method are disclosed for using one or more displays as a lighting source to illuminate a field of view captured by an image capture device. An image capture engine may be provided for ensuring synchronization of the one or more displays with the image capture device so... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130044250 - Image pickup unit and image-pickup and display system: An image pickup unit including: an image pickup section including pixels, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion device; and a drive section performing a line-sequential readout drive and a line-sequential reset drive. The drive section intermittently performs the line-sequential reset drive multiple times during one frame period, to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130044251 - Digital image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A digital image processing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. When the composition of a subject displayed on a display of the apparatus is changed during application of a first shutter-release signal, a current auto-focus (AF) region moves along with the subject and displayed on the display at... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130044252 - Lens cap with storage device: A multi-purpose lens cap 10 which functions as a storage device and camera lens protector is disclosed. The lens cap 10 storage device provides a readily accessible place to store memory cards 20, pre-moistened lens cleaning wipes or other accessories that may be integral to the operation of a camera.... Agent:
20130044253 - Optical lens and image pick-up apparatus having same: A lens includes an optically effective portion and a peripheral portion. The optically effective portion is configured for converging light, and includes a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface interconnecting the first and second surfaces. The first and second surfaces are plane surfaces, and are parallel with... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130044254 - Image capture for later refocusing or focus-manipulation: A system, method, and computer program product for capturing images for later refocusing. Embodiments estimate a distance map for a scene, determine a number of principal depths, capture a set of images, with each image focused at one of the principal depths, and process captured images to produce an output... Agent:
20130044255 - Auto-focus image system: An auto-focus image system includes a pixel array and a focus signal generator coupled to the pixel array. The pixel array captures an image that has more than one edge. The generator generates a focus signal. Each edge has a width and contributes a quantity to compute the focus signal.... Agent:
20130044256 - Image processing method, image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: An image processing method includes the steps of obtaining an input image that is an image in which information of an object space is obtained from a plurality of points of view using an image pickup apparatus that includes an image pickup element having a plurality of pixels and an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130044257 - Mobile device with side-mounted camera module: The present disclosure relates to a mobile device provided with a camera module that is detachably received in a side of the device body. Particularly, the camera module is hidden inside the device body when not in use and can be drawn out from the side of the device body... Agent: Lattice Energy Technology Corporation
20130044258 - Method for presenting video content on a hand-held electronic device: A method of opening productive formations by slot-perforating, includes providing a working fluid which contains water, and abrasive component, and an additive; supplying the working fluid at a high pressure towards a formation so as to cut slots and to provide an inflow of oil, gas or hydro-geological liquid from... Agent:
20130044259 - System and method for vertical gradient detection in video processing: Methods and systems for processing video information are disclosed herein and may comprise calculating at least one vertical gradient of a plurality of adjacent pixels within a current field. A two-field difference may be calculated between a plurality of pixels within a first field and a corresponding plurality of pixels... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130044260 - Script-based video rendering: Systems and methods are provided for cross-platform rendering of video content on a user-computing platform that is one type of a plurality of different user-computing platform types. A script is transmitted to the user-computing platform and is interpreted by an application program compiled to operate on any one of the... Agent:
20130044261 - Video source resolution detection: Embodiments for video content source resolution detection are provided. Embodiments enable systems and methods that measure video content source resolution and that provide image-by-image source scale factor measurements to picture quality (PQ) processing modules. With the source scale factor information, PQ processing modules can be adapted dynamically (on a picture-by-picture... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130044262 - Set-top box receiver soft control system and method: A set-top box is constructed including a processor, an input port, an auxiliary input port, and an output port. The input port is electrically coupled to the processor, and is configured to receive first control signals from a remote control. The auxiliary input port is also electrically coupled to the... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20130044263 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus is coupled to a video signal supply source through at least one connector. The display apparatus includes: a main storage unit which stores extended display identification data (EDID) therein corresponding to the at least one connector; a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130044264 - Mobile tv side-loading quality indicator: A portable communications device having a display device is able to download and display mobile digital television content, however, when a received signal is too weak, corrupted or otherwise insufficient, a notification message is autonomously generated by the portable communications device, notifying its user of the inability to recover mobile... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130044265 - Terminal device, terminal control method, and program: An information processing apparatus including an interface that receives a wireless signal, a power supply that converts an input direct current (DC) power supply into a predetermined voltage by switching the input DC power supply at a switching frequency to generate a driving power supply, and a controller that controls... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
20130044266 - Television apparatus and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a housing and a cover. The housing is provided with an opening for opening a housing portion to house an electronic component. The cover is attached to the housing. The cover is configured to cover the opening, and includes a honeycomb-like rib... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba02/14/2013 > 130 patent applications in 66 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130038673 - Automated calendared conference rescheduling and forwarding: Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically rescheduling and optionally transferring audio/video conferences when a conference runs longer than its previously allocated time. The disclosed relocation process incorporates one or more of a plurality of input sources such as electronic calendars, face/voice recognition systems, proximity systems, enterprise maps, and/or resource... Agent: Polycom, Inc.
20130038675 - Apparatus and method for video conferencing: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to determine video conferencing capability of a group of communication devices associated with a user where the group of communication devices comprises a set top box and where the determination of the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130038677 - Distributed real-time media composer: A system and a method allowing simultaneous exchange of audio, video or data information between a plurality of units over a communication network, supported by a central unit, wherein the central unit is, based on knowledge regarding one or more of the units, adapted to instruct said one or more... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130038674 - System and method for distributing and interacting with images in a network: A method is provided for receiving and interacting with a set of presentation images by a user on a mobile device, during a presentation given by a presenter to a plurality of participants. The presentation images are received on the mobile device from a presentation server. A first display instruction... Agent: Xtreme Labs Inc.
20130038676 - Transmission terminal, transmission method, and computer-readable recording medium storing transmission program: A transmission terminal transmits video data and display data of a screen shared with another transmission terminal to the other transmission terminal via a predetermined relay apparatus. The transmission terminal includes a storage unit that stores relay apparatus information of the relay apparatus to which the transmission terminal transmits the... Agent:
20130038678 - Video management system over satellite: A videoconference system has videoconference terminals which communicate with a centralized station over satellite. Video signals from each videoconference terminal are unicast to the centralized station via satellite. The centralized station forms a composite signal of all the video signals multicasts the composite signal to the local videoconference terminals over... Agent: Emc Satcom Technologies, LLC
20130038679 - Video management system over satellite: A videoconference system has videoconference terminals which communicate with a centralized station over satellite. Video signals from each videoconference terminal are unicast to the centralized station via satellite. The centralized station forms a composite signal of all the video signals multicasts the composite signal to the local videoconference terminals over... Agent:
20130038680 - In camera implementation of selecting and stitching frames for panoramic imagery: A system, method, and computer program product for selecting qualifying frames from an image sequence for use in subsequent stitching into a composite panoramic image are disclosed. Incoming frames from any source may be cropped and downscaled prior to evaluation against qualifying criteria relating to image overlap and local motion.... Agent:
20130038681 - Method and device for determining the speed of travel and coordinates of vehicles and subsequently identifying same and automatically recording road traffic offences: The automatic system makes it possible to reduce the probability of error when identifying the vehicle of an offender, increases the length of a speed limit monitoring zone to several hundreds/thousands of meters, and makes it possible to cut expenditure on the construction and maintenance of gantries for the installation... Agent: Ooo "sistemy Peredovykh Tekhnologiy"
20130038682 - Apparatus for capturing stereoscopic image: An apparatus for capturing a stereoscopic image maintains the image quality of partial image data by appropriately cutting out the partial image data from image data generated by an imaging unit. The apparatus includes imaging units which generate right-eye image data and left-eye image data having binocular parallax for making... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation
20130038683 - Image data transmission apparatus, image data transmission method, image data receiving apparatus and image data receiving method: When the image data is frame compatible type stereoscopic image data, image region information for cropping image data for 2D display from the image data after decoding is inserted into a compressed video stream. In the 2D television receiving device (2D TV) of the receiving side, it is possible to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038685 - 3d display apparatus, method and structures: A method, apparatus and structure(s) for displaying 2D/3D images.... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20130038688 - Continuous adjustable 3deeps filter spectacles for optimized 3deeps stereoscopic viewing and its control method and means: Continuous Adjustable Pulfrich Filter Spectacles are provided with lenses with continuously changeable optical densities, so that viewing of 2D movies is optimized for visualization in natural 3D. Method and means are disclosed for the continuous Adjustable Pulfrich Filter Spectacles to perform two independent optimizations to achieve optimized 3Deeps visual effects... Agent:
20130038684 - System, method, and computer program product for receiving stereoscopic display content at one frequency and outputting the stereoscopic display content at another frequency: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for receiving stereoscopic display content at one frequency and outputting the stereoscopic display content at another frequency. In use, a frame of stereoscopic display content intended for viewing by a first eye of a user is received at a first frequency.... Agent: Nvidia Corporation
20130038686 - Three-dimensional video with asymmetric spatial resolution: A video coding device may be configured to code a bitstream including multiple views plus depth information. Two of the views may have reduced resolutions, while a third view may have a full resolution. The third view may be predicted relative to upsampled versions of the two reduced-resolution views. Each... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130038687 - Video decoding device and image display device: A video decoding device 100 includes a macro block selector 103 for sequentially selecting, as objects to be decoded, macro blocks belonging to a range required for 2-dimensional display, and a decoding unit 100 for sequentially decoding macro blocks selected by the macro block selector. Furthermore, the video decoding device... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130038689 - Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field: In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors. Each of the coplanar image capture sensors has a common front end optical structure, e.g., the optical... Agent:
20130038691 - Asymmetric angular response pixels for single sensor stereo: Depth sensing imaging pixels include pairs of left and right pixels forming an asymmetrical angular response to incident light. A single microlens is positioned above each pair of left and right pixels. Each microlens spans across each of the pairs of pixels in a horizontal direction. Each microlens has a... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation
20130038690 - Method and apparatus for generating three-dimensional image information: A method and apparatus for generating three-dimensional image information is disclosed. The method involves directing light captured within the field of view of the lens to an aperture plane of the lens, receiving the captured light at a spatial discriminator located proximate the aperture plane, the discriminator including a first... Agent: Inxsys Management Inc.
20130038693 - Method and apparatus for reducing frame repetition in stereoscopic 3d imaging: The present invention is directed towards enhancing the reproduction of three-dimensional dynamic scenes on digital light processing (DLP) and (liquid crystal display) LCD projectors and displays by adding optimal amount of motion blur to stimulate the covered eye to continue perceiving scene picture changes. Too much blur would bring smearing,... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130038694 - Method for moving object detection using an image sensor and structured light: A method for detecting moving objects including people. Enhanced monitoring, safety and security is provided through the use of a monocular camera and a structured light source, by trajectory computation, velocity computation, or counting of people and other objects passing through a laser plane arranged perpendicular to the ground, and... Agent:
20130038695 - Playback apparatus, display apparatus, recording apparatus and storage medium: A terminal device (10) plays back a 3D image composed of a plurality of viewpoint images. The terminal device (10) is provided with: an assessment unit (16) that assesses whether it is possible to properly display a 3D image on the basis of whether authentication date and time information which... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130038692 - Remote control system: A remote control system comprises a mobile object, a remote controller for remotely controlling the mobile object, and a storage unit where background images to simulate a driving room or an operation room of the mobile object are stored. The mobile object has a stereo camera, a camera control unit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon
20130038698 - Image processing device, image processing method and imaging device: An image processing device includes an input unit that receives a first image and a second image that are taken from different positions. A first cutting unit cuts a first block from the first image. A second cutting unit moves a second block by P pixels in a row direction,... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20130038700 - Information processing device, program, information processing method, and information processing system: An object is to obtain a focal length of an imaging device with ease at a high speed. In order to achieve the object concerned, an information processing device is configured to include: an image obtaining unit that, with regard to an object in a state where a spatial relationship... Agent:
20130038696 - Ray image modeling for fast catadioptric light field rendering: A catadioptric camera creates images light fields from a 3D scene by creating ray images defined as 2D arrays of ray-structure picture-elements (ray-xels). Each ray-xel capture light intensity, mirror-reflection location, and mirror-incident light ray direction. A 3D image is then rendered from the ray images by combining the corresponding ray-xels.... Agent:
20130038699 - Stereoscopic imaging device, image reproducing device, and editing software: A recording unit recording the plurality of time-series parallax images outputted from the plurality of imaging units on a recording medium when the moving image is photographed, reading out the first and second information from the storage unit, and recording the first information and the second information read out from... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130038697 - Wireless communication device with dual imaging units: A mobile phone includes a shell and a camera module received in the shell. The shell has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first surface defines a first opening. The second surface defines a second opening and a third opening. The camera module... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130038701 - Systems and methods to capture a stereoscopic image pair: Described are a system, apparatus, and method to capture a stereoscopic image pair using an imaging device with a single imaging sensor. Particularly, discussed are systems and methods for capturing a first and second image through an image sensor, determining a vertical and horizontal disparity between the two images, and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130038703 - Data structure, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: Obtained content data of 3D content contains video data of 3D images, and information about a reference image size, which is a predetermined image size serving as the reference for the 3D images, and the maximum and minimum parallaxes for the reference image size. An image size detecting unit (71)... Agent:
20130038704 - Stereoscopic video image display method and stereoscopic video image display device: A stereoscopic video image display method according to the present invention is such that in a case where switching between a right-eye image and a left-eye image, both of which accommodate a parallax that allows an observer to visually recognize a stereoscopic video image, is done once, for example, every... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038702 - System, method, and computer program product for performing actions based on received input in a theater environment: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing actions based on received input in a theater environment. In operation, content is displayed to a plurality of users in a theater environment. Additionally, input from one or more of the plurality of users is received in response to... Agent: Imax Corporation
20130038706 - Image display system, display apparatus, and shutter glasses: The display apparatus counts a frame period and a period until the frame timing signal transitions next time after a beacon transmission timing using a TSF clock and transmits a synchronization packet in which these periods are described. On a shutter glasses side, when the synchronization packet has been received,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038705 - Information processing method and information processing device: A video-image selection unit cyclically acquires at least two types of video images. A replacing mask determination unit selects, for each acquired video image, a mask pattern for masking a video image acquired by the video-image selection unit by replacing some pixels composing the video image with pixels of a... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20130038707 - Apparatus and method for using augmented reality vision system in surgical procedures: A system and method for improving a surgeon's vision by overlaying augmented reality information onto a video image of the surgical site. A high definition video camera sends a video image in real time. Prior to the surgery, a pre-operative image is created from MRI, x-ray, ultrasound, or other method... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130038709 - Endoscope and endoscope system: An endoscope includes: a CDS circuit that samples an image pickup signal from a CCD via a feedthrough sampling pulse SHP and a clamp pulse SHD to output a post-sampling image pickup signal; a CPU that controls a sampling timing of each of SHP and SHD and evaluates the post-sampling... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130038708 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus having a plurality of observation modes includes: an objective optical system including a moving lens; a CCD that picks up an image of an object via the objective optical system; a contour enhancement section that performs contour enhancement of the image outputted from the CCD and outputs... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130038710 - Identification of dental caries in live video images: A method for identification of caries, executed at least in part on data processing hardware, captures a plurality of blocks of digital tooth images, each block of tooth images comprising a fluorescence image and one or more reflectance images. At least one registered fluorescence image is generated from the fluorescence... Agent:
20130038711 - Capsule endoscope system: A capsule endoscope system includes a capsule endoscope which attaches irradiation time of illuminating light required to pick up an image of an object to an item of image data, a magnetic field generating apparatus which generates a guidance magnetic field, an operation section which allows at least one of... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130038712 - Device for displaying information on the windscreen of an automobile: The invention relates to a driving aid system incorporated into a vehicle comprising a windshield, the system comprising visual information that is not visible, disposed at several predefined locations on the windshield and a lighting device able to illuminate each of the predefined locations so as to cause the appearance... Agent: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa
20130038713 - Reflected dark field method and apparatus: A reflected dark field structure includes a bottom plate, a support tube, a light unit, a diffuser structure, and a reflector unit that provides reflected dark field illumination, such that a gem held by the support tube and surrounded by the diffuser structure is illuminated and viewable through an aperture... Agent: Gemologicl Institute Of America, Inc. (gia)
20130038714 - Drive assist display apparatus: Provided is a drive assist display apparatus which displays a main view 20 showing an image of a wide backward area of the vehicle, and a sub view 21-4 showing a view point conversion image as if looked down from a virtual viewpoint to a vicinity of the vehicle 1,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130038715 - Parking assist device for vehicle and electrically powered vehicle including the same: A first guidance control unit constituted of a parking assist ECU and a steering ECU guides a vehicle to a power transfer unit of a power feeding apparatus by controlling steering of the vehicle based on an image taken by a camera. When the vehicle is guided by the first... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038716 - Method of inspecting a mask and apparatus for performing the same: In a method of inspecting a mask, an image of a first die in a corrected mask may be obtained. The corrected mask may be corrected using correction data that may include deformation factors related to an exposure process. The first image may be reversely corrected based on correction data.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130038717 - Image based position determination: A method and apparatus for identifying a position of a platform. Features are identified in a series of images generated by a camera system associated with the platform while the platform is moving. A shift in a perspective of the camera system is identified from a shift in a position... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130038719 - Image capturing device: An image capturing device includes an image forming device including a sensor defining an optical reception axis, at least one reading distance, and a region framed by the sensor on a substrate at said at least one reading distance. An illumination device includes an array of adjacent light sources defining... Agent: DatalogicIPTech S.r.l.
20130038721 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: An imaging apparatus includes an image capturing unit including an image sensor capable of photoelectrically converting a subject image and configured to generate moving image data based on an output signal of the image sensor, a storage unit configured to store foreign substance information including information relating to at least... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038718 - Imaging device and image analysis method: An imaging device includes a separability calculating portion for calculating a separability of a frame image by filtering the frame image containing a ball image elliptically deformed using an ellipse separability filter having an inside region and an outside region located outside of the inside region, an estimating portion for... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130038720 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program therefor: An information processing apparatus includes first and second position acquiring units which respectively acquire a position metadata piece from a target data piece and position metadata pieces from plural data pieces different from the target data piece. A target acquiring unit acquires target metadata pieces other than the position metadata... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038722 - Apparatus and method for image processing: An image processing apparatus and method includes a light source that beams light toward a subject, a first camera that is spaced apart from the light source by more than a predetermined distance and senses light reflected from the subject, and a calculation unit that generates depth information based on... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130038723 - Image acquisition apparatus and image processing apparatus: An image acquisition apparatus according to the present invention includes a first image capturing unit group including a plurality of image capturing units in which at least part of in-focus distance ranges overlap each other and a second image capturing unit group including a plurality of image capturing units in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038724 - Camera tilt flex loop for high frequency signals: A surveillance camera arrangement includes a camera assembly that is tiltable about a tilt axis and that has a first electrical connector. A flat cable includes first and second opposite ends connected to the first electrical connector and to a second electrical connector, respectively. The cable has a thickness, and... Agent: Bosch Security Systems Inc.
20130038727 - Cell image capturing and remote monitoring systems: The present invention provides a cell culture data and cell image capturing and remote monitoring system that includes an imaging sensor pod having one or more cameras to capture multiple color still and/or motion images of cell cultures and cells located on a support and/or in a liquid located in... Agent:
20130038726 - Electronic apparatus and method for providing stereo sound: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a sensor to sense an orientation of the electronic apparatus, an audio processor to divide a stereo audio signal into a left audio signal and a right audio signal, a plurality of speakers disposed at separate locations on a main body... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20130038725 - Hyperspectral and multiple imaging controlled enclosure for sample examination: The invention pertains to the creation of an enclosed hyperspectral and/or multispectral and/or ultraspectral and/or full spectrum and/or full frame and/or scanning imaging device that will use a multitude of spectral ranges, fluorescence features, polarized filtration, zoom lenses, and con-focal capabilities. The system would also have related imaging attachments, and... Agent:
20130038728 - Image-transmitting apparatus having a security function: An image-transmitting apparatus having a security function is provided. The image-transmitting apparatus having the security function includes a main body which is provided with a wireless or wired interface, a speaker, and an IP camera, either side of which having slide grooves formed in a horizontal direction in the upper... Agent: Gummi Electronic Co., Ltd
20130038729 - Participant collaboration on a displayed version of an object: A projector is associated with a head gear for a first participant of collaboration. The head gear does not obstruct the participant's eyes. The projector is configured to receive an image which was created with respect to a first participant's view point based on a dataset that represents an object.... Agent:
20130038734 - Driving support apparatus: According to one embodiment, a driving support apparatus includes a display device, a camera mounted on a vehicle, a vanishing line drawing processing unit that receives image information from the camera and generates a vanishing line by forming a set of vanishing points existing on a plane including the optical... Agent: Toshiba Alpine Automotive Technology Corporation
20130038732 - Field of view matching video display system: A field of view matching video display system may comprise a tracking device, a rear-facing camera, a processing device, and a display. The tracking device is configured to capture a first video image in a predefined area in the vehicle and provide a first video image signal. The rear-facing camera... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
20130038731 - Moveable backup camera: A camera that is movable is provided for a vehicle. It can be placed at the rear of a vehicle or at the rear of a towed trailer to capture images that might not be within the driver's field of view. Captured images are modulated onto a radio frequency signal,... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
20130038733 - Night vision system for use in a vehicle: A night vision system for use in a vehicle includes a night vision device configured as a handheld monocular device. A mount for coupling the night vision device to the vehicle includes a mounting plate configured for attachment at an attachment point in the interior of the vehicle, a coupling... Agent: Xenonics Holdings, Inc.
20130038736 - Optical unit, vehicle monitor, and obstruction detector: Disclosed is an optical unit wherein a rotating reflector rotates about a rotation axis in one direction, while reflecting light emitted from a light source. The rotating reflector is provided with a reflecting surface such that the light reflected by the rotating reflector, while rotating, forms a desired light distribution... Agent: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130038735 - System for assisting driving of vehicle: Disclosed is a device which is mounted on a vehicle, and captures a rear region of a vehicle and a blind spot region outside of a viewing range of a side mirror adjacent to the rear region of the vehicle. A captured image is subjected to image processing so that... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
20130038730 - Transparent video screen and alternate reverse camera monitor: An apparatus and method by which a rear-facing, ceiling-mounted entertainment display for a vehicle can be made transparent or virtually transparent to a vehicle's driver uses a camera and a second, forward-facing display panel on which an image what the entertainment display blocks from the driver's view. The camera is... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
20130038737 - System and method for semantic video content analysis: Embodiments of the invention may include generating a description of a monitored scene and creating a plurality of rules related to the monitored scene by using common language. The description of the monitored scene and the plurality of rules may be converted into system parameters and an analysis of the... Agent:
20130038738 - Radiation image capturing system: According to one implementation of the present invention, there is provided a radiation image capturing system. The system includes, a radiation source; a plurality of radiation image capturing devices; and a console. The console manages which of the radiation image capturing devices is in a state where image capturing is... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
20130038739 - Signal evaluation system and method: A digital television receiver includes smart antenna signaling that sends, to a smart antenna configuration, data specifying reception directions available to the smart antenna. The receiver includes an event monitor that detects a predetermined event, and a smart antenna configuration estimator that, in response to the detected event and for... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038740 - Display light leakage: Embodiments include systems and methods for objectively grading/rating a display. One embodiment may take the form of a method for grading display quality including capturing an image of the display and computing first and second parameter values from the captured image. The method also includes comparing the first parameter value... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130038741 - Multi-spectral scanning system: A method of capturing and processing a multi-spectral image of an object comprises placing the object on a flat-bed scanner (1), using the flat-bed scanner (1) to illuminate the object successively with monochromatic light at a series of wave-lengths to produce a plurality of images together forming a composite multi-spectral... Agent: Isis Innovation Limited
20130038742 - Cam-data creation device and cam-data creation program: A cam-data creation device includes: a waveform generating/processing unit that generates at least one of a stroke waveform and a velocity waveform of a follower for each piece of cam data from cam data stored in a cam-data storage unit, a cam-data waveform-image processing unit that converts a waveform for... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130038743 - Method and apparatus for using motion information and image data to correct blurred images: Methods and apparatus for correcting blurred images captured by an imaging device. A method comprising recording image data and recording motion information, transmitting a portion of the image data and/or a portion of the motion information to a computer for processing. The computer may calculate an inverse filter from at... Agent:
20130038744 - Fast zero recovery with alpha blending in gyroscopic image stabilization: Systems and methods for performing fast zero recovery with alpha blending with digital image stabilization implemented in a digital camera. The digital camera includes a gyroscope to measure motion of the digital camera and processes the signals from the gyroscope to track the total displacement of an image sensor over... Agent:
20130038745 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: There is provided an image processing device including a calculation section configured to calculate a feedback adjustment amount based on a change in temporal direction of a reference image which is spatially correlated with an input image, a motion compensation section configured to perform motion compensation on an output image,... Agent:
20130038746 - Image capture device, image capture method and computer program: The disclosed image capture device is provided with: an image capture unit which implements image capture; a detection unit which detects start-up related operations relating to the start-up of image capture functions; and a control unit which controls the image capture unit. When the detection unit detects start-up related operations,... Agent: Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
20130038747 - Image pickup unit and image pickup apparatus: There is provided an image pickup unit including an image pickup element converting an optical image to an electrical signal, an optical member disposed on a subject side of the image pickup element, a plate joined to one edge of the optical member, and a vibrating member joined to the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038748 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image pickup apparatus, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: An image processing apparatus that performs an image restoration processing of an image includes an optical transfer function obtaining portion configured to obtain an optical transfer function depending on an image pickup condition of the image, a threshold frequency obtaining portion configured to obtain a threshold frequency at which an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038749 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: An image processing method of performing an image restoration processing of an image, includes the steps of generating a plurality of first optical transfer functions depending on a position of the image using coefficient data depending on an image pickup condition of the image, generating a plurality of second optical... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038751 - Imaging apparatus, imaging apparatus body, and shading correcting method: An imaging apparatus body on which a lens unit including an imaging optical system and an identification information storage unit that stores specific identification information can be removably mounted, comprising a shading correction unit that corrects, when the determination unit determines that the correction table corresponding to the identification information... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130038750 - Methods and apparatus to perform multi-focal plane image acquisition and compression: Example methods and apparatus to perform multi-focal plane image acquisition and compression are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes capturing a first image of a portion of an object at a first focal plane and at a first resolution, computing a contrast metric for the captured first image, comparing the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130038752 - Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same for setting a white balance: A digital photographing apparatus and method of using the digital photographing apparatus that can manually set a white balance gain. The digital photographing apparatus including a light-emitting device configured to emit light of a plurality of colors; a light-emitting device control unit configured to control light emission of the light-emitting... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130038753 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit to acquire image data, an integration unit to calculate a white balance integration value, a first calculation unit to calculate a still image white balance control value, a second calculation unit to calculate a histogram white balance control value, and a histogram processing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038754 - Image processor, image pickup apparatus, image pickup system and data processing method: An image processor includes an extracting unit and a synthesizer. The extracting unit extracts partial image data corresponding to a set color from pickup image data of first to (N−1)-th frames of the first to N-th frames output from an image pickup unit within one video recording cycle. The extracting... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20130038755 - Electronic apparatus, method of time synchronization, and program therefor: There is provided an electronic apparatus including an image pickup unit; a clock unit for measuring time; an image analysis unit for analyzing time indicated by a code display on an image captured by the image pickup unit and generating analysis time information; and a time correction unit for calculating... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038757 - Image pickup apparatus: The invention provides an image pickup apparatus including: an image pickup device including a memory portion for analog storage and a pixel portion; a first read-out control and processing portions that, in a first frame-period, read out a first-image-signal from a first-pixel-region of the pixel portion, and in a second... Agent:
20130038758 - Image processing device, imaging device, information storage medium, and image processing method: An image processing device includes a storage section, an estimation calculation section, and an image output section. A pixel is sequentially shifted so that overlap occurs to acquire a light-receiving value of the pixel as a low-resolution frame image. The storage section stores the low-resolution frame image. The estimation calculation... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130038756 - Life-logging and memory sharing: In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method for creating a memory object on an electronic device is provided, comprising: capturing a facet using the electronic device; recording sensor information relating to an emotional state of a user of the electronic device at the time the facet was... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130038759 - Mobile terminal and control method of mobile terminal: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a camera configured to output a camera preview image; a display unit configured to display the camera preview image output by the camera; and a controller configured to set a reference region... Agent:
20130038760 - Front-end pixel fixed pattern noise correction in imaging arrays having wide dynamic range: Aspects describe front-end pixel fixed pattern noise correction in imaging arrays having wide dynamic range. A photosensor of a first pixel in a first row of an array is reset and a first reset level of the first pixel is measured. The array comprises a plurality of pixels arranged in... Agent: Altasens, Inc.
20130038761 - Imaging apparatus, method of processing captured image, and program for processing captured image: Two kinds of color images, obtained by a solid-state imaging device, having different color tones are combined with each other. A first captured color image due to a first pixel group (pixels in which spectral sensitivities of color filters are wide) of the solid-state imaging device is processed. A second... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130038762 - Image processing apparatus and control method for the same: A direction in which pixels highly correlated with a signal value of a pixel of interest exist is determined by using both signal values of a plurality of pixels of different colors from the pixel of interest and of a plurality of pixels of the same color as the pixel... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038763 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus that processes image data output from an image sensing device including a plurality of pixels, comprises: a storage unit that stores defect data at least including first information showing grades of defective pixels that are subject to correction and, with respect to each defective pixel among... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038766 - Apparatus and method for capturing still images and video using coded lens imaging techniques: An apparatus for capturing images. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises: a coded lens array including a plurality of lenses arranged in a coded pattern and with opaque material blocking array elements that do not contain lenses; and a light-sensitive semiconductor sensor coupled to the coded lens array and positioned... Agent:
20130038764 - Image pickup apparatus and camera module: An image pickup apparatus includes an optical sensor including a light receiving unit, a sealing material configured to protect the optical sensor on a side of the light receiving unit, an intermediate layer formed at least between the light receiving unit and a first surface of the sealing material, the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038767 - Imaging apparatus and method of driving solid-state imaging device: An imaging apparatus includes a solid-state imaging device and a driving unit. The solid-state imaging device has a plurality of pairs of first and second photoelectric conversion elements having different spectral sensitivity characteristics. The driving unit independently controls an exposure time of a first group of the plurality of first... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130038765 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with zoom lens: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit of a positive refractive power, a second lens unit of a negative refractive power, a third lens unit of a positive refractive power, and a rear lens group including one or more lens units in order from an object side to an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038768 - Solid-state image pickup device: A solid-state image pickup device includes pixels diagonally arranged, each including a photoelectric conversion unit and a plurality of transistors and wiring extending in the vertical and horizontal directions which is diagonally arranged around the photoelectric conversion unit in each of the pixels so that at least one portion of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038771 - Image capturing device having continuous image capture: Methods, devices, and systems for continuous image capturing are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes continuously capturing a sequence of images with an image capturing device. The method may further include storing a predetermined number of the sequence of images in a buffer. The method may further include... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130038769 - Image display apparatus for a digital camera: Provided herein are image display apparatuses for a digital camera that comprise a rotatable image display screen external to the digital camera rotatably hinged to a stabilizing frame effective to secure and stabilize the digital camera thereon. The image display screen is hinged to the stabilizing frame and pivots 180... Agent:
20130038770 - Sports video training accessory: A system for providing feedback to an individual involved in improving an activity such as a sport, performance or the like. The present invention relates to a training accessory, and more particularly to a holding apparatus for mounting a video or photographic device, such as a digital camera having a... Agent:
20130038773 - Image processing apparatus and control method for the same: When determining a direction in which pixels highly correlated with a defective pixel exist, it is determined whether the direction is the horizontal or vertical direction or the oblique direction from signal values of peripheral pixels of the same color as the defective pixel. On the other hand, one of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038772 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing method includes the steps of: receiving the plurality of single color image signals from an image sensor, and delaying the received single color image signals belonging to a plurality of pixels for storing in a delay unit; retrieving the single color image signals from the delay unit... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130038774 - Image pick-up apparatus: An image pick-up apparatus includes a lens module, a base plate, and an image sensor. The lens module includes a lens barrel and an optical lens received in the lens barrel. The base plate has two opposite surfaces and a rectangular through hole defined between the two surfaces. The image... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130038775 - Optical unit, method of producing the same, and image pickup apparatus: An optical unit includes a plurality of lenses arranged along an optical path from an object side toward an image side, the plurality of lenses including at least one lens including an image side surface and an object side surface, one of which is formed to be an aspheric surface... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038777 - Image capture apparatus and method: An image capture apparatus comprises: a moving unit configured to move a focus position of a photographing lens relative to an image sensor at a predetermined amplitude by changing a distance in an optical axis direction between the photographing lens and the image sensor; detection unit configured to detect a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038776 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes an auto-focusing actuator, an image sensor, and a transparent dust-proofing member. The auto-focusing actuator includes a housing. The housing includes a top surface and an opposite bottom surface, and defines a through hole extending from the top surface to the bottom surface. A number of positioning... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130038780 - Auto focusing apparatus and auto focusing method, and image sensing apparatus: a When a face is detected from image signals, stability determination time is set for determining if the face is recognized in a stable manner, and a period of time for which the face is consecutively detected starts to be measured. Until the measured period of time exceeds the stability... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038778 - Focus detection sensor and optical apparatus using the same: A focus detection sensor includes a line sensor comprised of a pair of sensor arrays in which a plurality of pixels are arranged. The sensor arrays include a pixel of a first type having an arrangement for transferring charges generated by a photoelectric conversion device to a corresponding memory device... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038779 - Focus detector, and lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus including the same: A focus detector for detecting a defocus amount of an image pickup optical system based on a displacement amount between two images formed by two beams divided from the image pickup optical system and passed through two pupil areas, the focus detector including: two lenses; two phase difference sensors for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038781 - Movement control device, movement control method, and movement control circuit: A movement control apparatus includes: an actuator that causes a driven body connected to a driving coil to perform reciprocating movement; a signal generation unit that generates a velocity command signal which indicates a target velocity of the driven body; a driving unit that supplies electric current corresponding to a... Agent:
20130038783 - Camera module, manufacturing apparatus, and manufacturing method: A camera module includes an imaging sensor, a conductive member, a plate-like member, and a sealing member. The imaging sensor includes a light-receiving surface configured to receive light gathered by a lens unit, the lens unit including a lens and a drive section driving the lens. The conductive member is... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038784 - Lens apparatus and imaging system using the same: An imaging system includes at least a first imaging apparatus and at least a second imaging apparatus where each apparatus includes a camera apparatus including an image sensor and a lens apparatus configured to guide an object image to the image sensor, where the lens apparatus is attached to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038782 - Method to improve filter wheel imaging system data capture rate and add functionality through the use of an improved filter wheel design: This disclosure describes a method of improving filter wheel imaging data capture and other functionality through use of an improved filter wheel design with pie shaped filter segments, continuously rotating image capture, multiple filtered images, and easily removable and attachable filter segments.... Agent: Ocean Thin Films, Inc.
20130038785 - Method and apparatus for controlling adaptive exposure and image sensor having the same: Provided are a method and apparatus for controlling adaptive exposure, and an image sensor including the same. The method includes calculating a pixel saturation level of an entirety of pixels provided within an image frame and resetting a target brightness value according to the pixel saturation level; and controlling an... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130038786 - System with flashlight and continuous light reflector arm for fixing to a photographic apparatus or a camera: The present invention relates to a system comprising a flashlight and continuous light reflector arm (9, 12) for fixing to a photographic apparatus (2) and a flashlight and continuous light unit (3). The invention can also be used in the case of film and video cameras. Carefully chosen illumination of... Agent:
20130038788 - Flexible lens mount system for rapid tilt photography: The disclosure generally relates to photography, including both still photography and video photography. One aspect of the invention is directed toward a lens system that includes a lens, a fitting mountable to a camera, and a flexible body extending between the lens and the fitting. The fitting can be the... Agent: Lensbaby, LLC
20130038787 - Image pick-up apparatus: An image pick-up apparatus to reduce glare includes a lens module, a light shielding plate and an image sensor. The lens module includes a lens barrel and a base plate. The base plate defines a first through hole. The light shielding plate is arranged between the lens module and the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130038789 - Frame rate conversion method and image processing apparatus thereof: A frame rate conversion method includes detecting a plurality of input frames to determine an image mode corresponding to the plurality of input frames; performing motion estimation on the plurality of input frames to generate a motion estimation result; and interpolating a plurality of interpolated frames according to the determined... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20130038790 - Display management methods and apparatus: Apparatus and methods for mapping video signal parameters such as tone and color may be applied at various points in a video generation and delivery pipeline. apparatus may be configured to control mappings based on a range of inputs which may include one or more of: ambient conditions, user inputs,... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130038791 - Rgb-out dither interface: A display controller may include an RGB Interface module and a display port module, which may both use a target-master interface, in which the data receiving module pops pixels from the data sourcing module, and generates the HSync, VSync, and VBI timing signals. A dither module may be instantiated between... Agent:
20130038792 - System and method for synchronization of haptic data and media data: Embodiments of the present invention relate to computer systems for transmitting or receiving and playing a plurality of data streams, where at least one of the data streams includes video data packets and/or audio data packets and at least one other data stream includes further data packets that are synchronized... Agent: Internet Services, LLC
20130038793 - Output device, source apparatus, television set, system, output method, program, and recording medium: Disclosed is a television (1) that outputs a content supplied from a source apparatus, which television includes an address acquiring section (301) that acquires a logical address from the source apparatus, a device type acquiring section (302) that acquires a device type from the source apparatus, and a UI section... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038794 - System and method of presenting synchronous picture-in-picture for consumer video players: A media playback device capable of displaying multiple streams simultaneously and with expanded picture-in-picture capabilities is provided. The placement, size, aspect ratio, cropping, scale, transparency, tint, contrast, and cropping of the media can be set or adjusted arbitrarily. Furthermore, the audio may be mixed between separate tracks accompanying the video... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20130038795 - Communication system, transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus and reception method: An AV system composed of an HD recorder and a display unit uses a communication interface of the HDMI. An HDMI source of the HD recorder transmits image data (image signal) in the form of differential signals to an HDMI sink of the display unit through three TMDS channels. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130038796 - Error concealment method for wireless communications:
20130038797 - Image processing apparatus and a method for connecting hdmi ethernet channel thereof: An image processing apparatus includes an interface unit connected to source devices through HDMI Ethernet Channels (HEC). A HEC bandwidth detection unit detects the HEC bandwidth used in the source devices. A bandwidth comparison unit compares the detected HEC bandwidth with a first critical value set on the basis of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130038798 - Display device and television receiver: In a display device, the chromaticity of display images is properly corrected while the brightness is maintained at a high level. A liquid crystal display device 10, 50 according to the present invention includes a liquid crystal panel 11 and a backlight device. The liquid crystal panel 11 includes a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130038799 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: Uneven brightness in light exited from a light guide plate is less likely to be caused in a lighting device. A backlight device 24 includes an LED unit 32, a light guide plate 20 having a light entrance surface 20a on its side surface, and a backlight chassis 22 including... Agent:
20130038800 - Universal user interface app and server: A method and system for universal user interface is provided. The method comprises steps for downloading from a web server and installing a universal user interface App software (UUIA) to a mobile device of a user, the user's indicating a type of a connected device on the UUIA, the mobile... Agent:
20130038801 - Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication apparatus includes an interface module, a first wireless communication module, a second wireless communication module, and a power controller. The interface module configured to exchange content data and device control data with a first device. The first wireless communication module configured to wirelessly... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130038802 - Moving image output apparatus and method: A moving image output device includes a moving image acquisition unit to acquire moving image data which represents a moving image as a collection of a plurality of images, a image generation unit to generate each piece of image data which represents each image of the moving image by processing... Agent: Fujitsu Limited02/07/2013 > 93 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130033560 - Method and apparatus for adding closed captioning to video mail: A computer-implemented method of providing closed captioning for video mail is described herein. The method includes receiving video mail from a calling party directed to at least one called party at a video mail server. Video mail from the calling party for at least one called party may be recorded... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20130033561 - Portable television (tv) phone and method for controlling operation thereof: A TV phone is provided, which includes a TV module; an MRFU for demodulating an incoming call received through a forward channel, and modulating and transmitting a signal on a reverse channel; a TV control section for supplying a tuning signal to the TV module; an MSP for establishing a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033562 - Method and apparatus using an integrated femtocell and residential gateway device: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method at a residential gateway device that registers at least one mobile phone number with the residential gateway device via a femtocell integrated with the residential gateway device when a mobile device associated with the at... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130033563 - Multipoint conference method that does not use a server: Disclosed are different terminals involved in a conference and arranged in a tree topology. Each terminal stores a list of participating terminals, the types of media streams of each terminal, and a media diagram referring to the processing actions of the terminals, in order to allow the conference to be... Agent:
20130033564 - Picture-in-picture processing for video telephony: The disclosure is directed to techniques for picture-in-picture (PIP) processing for video telephony (VT). According to the disclosed techniques, a local video communication device transmits PIP information to a remote video communication device. Using the PIP information, the remote video communication device applies preferential encoding to non-PIP regions of video... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130033566 - Image processing device, and control method and computer readable medium: One embodiment of an apparatus includes a reference position receiving unit configured to receive intermediate or end panorama reference position information input by a user, and a control unit configured to control an imaging device to begin generating a plurality of images to be used to generate a panoramic image... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130033567 - Method for photographing panoramic image: Disclosed is a method for photographing a panoramic image. The method includes comparing an current image input with a previous image to obtain a motion information of a corresponding photographing apparatus, when photographing respective images forming the panoramic image, recognizing a degree of movement of the corresponding photographing apparatus at... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033568 - Method for photographing panoramic picture: A method for photographing a panoramic picture includes the steps of checking motion of a corresponding photographing apparatus compares currently input images and previous images in real time through a motion estimation technique employing exposure compensation. Respective images constituting a panoramic picture are photographed, and image photography information is checked... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033569 - Combining a three-dimensional message with three-dimensional video content: A 3D “pop-up” message is presented to users on a 3D television screen. The 3D message is formatted in such a way that it can be combined, in a post-production environment, with 3D video content. A “message mediator” receives both 3D video content and the 3D message. It also receives... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130033570 - Stereoscopic video signal processor with enhanced 3d effect: An input stereoscopic video signal has a first frame sequence (SL) in a left-eye channel and a second frame sequence (SR) in a right-eye channel, the second frame sequence (SR) having a zero or non-zero time offset τ1 with respect to the first frame sequence (SL). It is converted into... Agent: Zoran (france)
20130033575 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: There is provided an imaging element that photographs multiple viewing point images corresponding to images observed from different viewing points and an image processing unit separates an output signal of the imaging element, acquires the plurality of viewing point images corresponding to the images observed from the different viewing points,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130033576 - Image processing device and method, and program: There is provided an image processing device including capturing portions that respectively capture a first image and a second image that form an image for a right eye and an image for a left eye which can be stereoscopically viewed in three dimensions, a comparison portion that compares the first... Agent:
20130033571 - Method and system for cropping a 3-dimensional medical dataset: A method and gesture-based control system for manipulating a 3-dimensional medical dataset include translating a body part, detecting the translation of the body part with a camera system. The method and system include translating a crop plane in the 3-dimensional medical dataset based on the translating the body part. The... Agent: General Electric Company
20130033574 - Method and system for unveiling hidden dielectric object: The invention relates to the remote measurement of the dielectric permittivity of dielectrics. A 3D microwave and a 3D optical range images of an interrogated scene are recorded at the same time moment. The images are digitized and overlapped. A space between the microwave and optical image is measured, and... Agent: Apstec Systems
20130033577 - Multi-lens camera with a single image sensor: A multiple-lens camera has only one image sensor to capture a number of images at different viewing angles. Using a single image sensor, instead of a number of separate image sensors, to capture multiple images simultaneously, one can avoid the calibration process to calibrate the different image sensors to make... Agent: 3dv Co. Ltd.
20130033572 - Optimizing usage of image sensors in a stereoscopic environment: The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for optimizing usage of image sensors in a stereoscopic environment. The method includes: (a) providing a first image sensor, where the first image sensor is associated with a first image sensor area and a first imaging area; (b) determining... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20130033573 - Optimizing usage of image sensors in a stereoscopic environment: Provided is an image extraction method of optical phase extraction system. The image extraction method may include checking whether a phase error due to an environmental disturbance of optical fiber occurs by monitoring an output signal obtained by interfering reflection optical signals reflected through two paths. When a phase error... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130033578 - Processing multi-aperture image data: A method and a system for processing multi-aperture image data are described, wherein the method comprises: capturing image data associated with one or more objects by simultaneously exposing an image sensor in an imaging system to spectral energy associated with at least a first part of the electromagnetic spectrum using... Agent:
20130033579 - Processing multi-aperture image data: A method and a system for processing multi-aperture image data is described wherein the method comprises: capturing image data associated of one or more objects by simultaneously exposing an image sensor in an imaging system to spectral energy associated with at least a first part of the electromagnetic spectrum using... Agent: Dual Aperture Inc.
20130033580 - Three-dimensional vision sensor: Enabling height recognition processing by setting a height of an arbitrary plane to zero for convenience of the recognition processing. A parameter for three-dimensional measurement is calculated and registered through calibration and, thereafter, an image pickup with a stereo camera is performed on a plane desired to be recognized as... Agent: Omron Corporation
20130033581 - 3d camera assembly and mobile terminal having the same: A 3D camera and a mobile terminal having the same include a plurality of cameras capturing a 3D image, a camera printed circuit board (PCB) to which the plurality of cameras are coupled, and a bracket coupled to at least one of the plurality of cameras and the camera PCB,... Agent:
20130033583 - Image display device and controlling method thereof: An image display device and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a 3D stereoscopic image are more comfortably appreciated in consideration of appreciation environment. In a mobile terminal including a display unit configured to variably display a 2D (2-dimensional) image and a 3D stereoscopic image of a parallax barrier... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130033582 - Method of depth-based imaging using an automatic trilateral filter for 3d stereo imagers: A system of stereo imagers, including image processing units and methods of blurring an image, is presented. The image is received from an image sensor. For each pixel of the image, a depth filter component is determined based on a focal area of the image and a depth map associated... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation
20130033584 - Stereo camera module apparatus and method: A stereo camera module includes a substrate provided with a plurality of installation brackets, a plurality of camera modules rotatably coupled to the installation brackets, a rotating part provided on the installation brackets so as to be rotatably coupled to a rotation coupling part provided on the camera modules, a... Agent:
20130033586 - System, method and apparatus for generation, transmission and display of 3d content: A method of and system and apparatus for, generating visual information from left and right (L/R) view information and depth information, comprising computing left and right projections of L/R view information in three-dimensional space, combining the occluded portions of the computed projections in three-dimensional space, and mapping the combined projections... Agent:
20130033585 - Systems and methods for color compensation in multi-view video: An apparatus and a method for color compensation in multi-view video is provided. Video sequences corresponding to a common scene of interest are captured and processed using the master and slave channels respectively. A compensation gain is calculated based on a set of global color ratio statistics obtained from the... Agent:
20130033587 - Eyewear device: The instant application discloses an eyewear device for assisting in viewing a stereoscopic video. The eyewear device includes a light amount adjuster which adjusts a light amount entering each of left and right eyes; and a controller which controls the light amount adjuster in response to a timing signal for... Agent:
20130033588 - Three-dimensional image display apparatus, display system, driving method, driving apparatus, display controlling method, display controlling apparatus, program, and computer-readable recording medium: Pixels belong to any of a plurality of pixel groups. The pixel groups each include first pixels and second pixels. A three-dimensional image display apparatus polarizes light to be emitted from the first pixels into light having a first polarization characteristic and polarizes light to be emitted from the second... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130033589 - Simultaneous acquisition of differing image types: A system in one embodiment includes an image forming device for forming an image from an area of interest containing different image components; an illumination device for illuminating the area of interest with light containing multiple components; at least one light source coupled to the illumination device, the at least... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20130033591 - Image processing device, method, and computer program product: In an embodiment, an image processing device includes: a first calculating unit; a selecting unit; an extracting unit; a second calculating unit; a determining unit; and a generating unit. The first calculating unit calculates posture information of a subject from a first image including the subject. The selecting unit selects... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130033590 - Real-time skin color visualization and classification tool: The present invention makes use of a camera feed input to calculate in real time, and simultaneously display: the skin color of a subject, the most comparable colored item from a predetermined array of colored items, and the camera feed output. The simultaneous and real time feedback of the skin... Agent:
20130033592 - Manner of ranging items on the computer monitor screen surface and a method of valuation of objects on the surface of a computer of a computer monitor screen: The manner of measuring the location of user's eyesight fixation point on the computer screen surface based on illuminating the eye surface, monitoring the eye with a camera and analyzing light reflecting from the pupil surface, and the method of valuation of objects on the surface of a computer monitor... Agent:
20130033593 - Portable retinal camera and image acquisition method: A camera for capturing an image of an object, for example an eye. The camera has at least two light sources and an image-sensing system having two image sensors. A multiple branch optical system transmits outgoing light from the light sources to the object, and transmits incoming light from the... Agent:
20130033594 - System and apparatus for visual inspection of a nuclear vessel: Embodiments provide a system and apparatus for visual inspection of a nuclear vessel. The system includes a submersible remotely operated vehicle (SROV) system that is movable to an area within a nuclear vessel. The SROV system includes a maneuverable inspection camera assembly for visual inspection of nuclear vessel components, where... Agent: Ge-hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
20130033595 - High-resolution surface measurement systems and methods: This disclosure provides systems, devices, and methods for capturing and measuring surface topography. This disclosure provides a high resolution retrographic sensor comprising a volume of elastomer and a thin, opaque reflective membrane. The reflective membrane is arranged to conform to a specimen that contacts it. The disclosure provides a high... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130033597 - Camera system and method for recognizing distance using the same: Disclosed herein are a camera system and a method for recognizing a distance using the same. The camera system includes: a reflector that forms an input picture in a predetermined region of an image sensor through a lens; a lens that transfers the picture transferred through the reflector to the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130033596 - Projection aided feature measurement using uncalibrated camera: A method of measuring a feature of an article may include projecting a scale template onto the article at a predetermined size. The method may additionally include projecting a measurement pattern onto the article. An image containing the feature, the scale template, and the measurement pattern may be recorded by... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130033598 - System for enhancing video from a mobile camera: A system for enhancing video can insert graphics, in perspective, into the video where the positions of the graphics are dependent on sensor measurements of the locations and/or attitudes of objects and the movable camera capturing the video.... Agent:
20130033604 - Camera unit mounting method and camera unit: where ω represents the angle of view of the camera, θ1 the angle that a line drawn from the imaging lens to an upper end of a tire of the vehicle makes with the direction perpendicular to the ground directly below the camera, and θ2 the angle that a line... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20130033600 - Image processing device: An image processing device which performs a tracking control with respect to a moving object which is travelling forward, based on the controlled variable of the own vehicle includes, an image processing unit which specifies an area of a moving object from an input image, sets the specified area of... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130033603 - Road condition management system and road condition management method: The present invention provides a road condition management system that can grasp an accurate state of a road condition and reduce a burden on a checker. A road facility management system for managing road facilities includes an on-board device and an information server. The on-board device includes a camera attached... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130033602 - Surround view system: A system operable to generate a surround view based on image data, where the image data may include image data associated with surroundings of an object, such as a vehicle. The system may also be operable to project the surround view inversely onto a bowl-shaped projection surrounding the object. Further,... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
20130033599 - System for monitoring an area adjacent a vehicle: A backup camera system for monitoring an area. In one aspect, the system comprises a camera assembly, a display device and a stand; the camera assembly comprising: (i) a camera adapted to produce an image signal corresponding to a perceived image, (ii) means for supplying power; (iii) a base having... Agent:
20130033601 - Terminal and method for outputting signal information of a signal light in the terminal: The present disclosure relates to a terminal, including an output unit; an image sensor configured to capture an image; and a controller functionally connected to the output unit and the image sensor. The controller controls to recognize a signal light on an image captured by the image sensor, and output... Agent:
20130033605 - Selective capture and presentation of native image portions: A system and method for selective capture of and presentation of native image portions are provided. In a first embodiment a first image or video is captured at a first resolution, which resolution is greater than high definition and higher than a predetermined broadcast display resolution. A desired portion of... Agent: Fox Sports Productions, Inc.
20130033606 - Camera apparatus: A camera apparatus includes: an image pickup device; a lens configured to converge light from an object to the image pickup device; a coaxial circular-shaped lens cover in which the lens is arranged; a plurality of infrared light sources arranged to surround the lens in the lens cover; and a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130033607 - Method of automatically tracking and photographing celestial objects, and camera employing this method: A method of automatically tracking and photographing celestial objects which captures a still image of a celestial object(s) where each celestial object appears stationary simply by making an exposure with a camera directed toward an arbitrary-selected celestial object and fixed with respect to the ground and without using an equatorial,... Agent: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
20130033608 - Image sharpness classification system: A method for predicting whether a test image (318) is sharp or blurred includes the steps of: providing a sharpness classifier (316) that is trained to discriminate between sharp and blurred images; computing a set of sharpness features (322) for the test image (318) by (i) generating a high pass... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130033609 - Multifunctional flashlight: A LED multifunctional duty flashlight having a video recorder and a metal detector. A flip video screen is rotatabaly mounted on the outside of wall of the elongate body, and SD card cord and USB cord are built on the wall to provide data downloading to external device and for... Agent:
20130033611 - Search system of face recognition and method thereof, computer readable storage media and computer program product: A search system of face recognition and a method thereof, a computer readable storage media and a computer program product. The search method of face recognition comprises of: capturing a human face image by an image capturing unit; recognizing a first face information of the human face image via a... Agent: Mitac International Corp.
20130033610 - Wearable video camera with dual rotatable imagine devices: A digital imaging device includes at least two image sensors carried by a body and having image axes oriented transverse to one another and facing in different directions transverse to one another. The image sensors are rotatable with respect to the body and each have a rotational axis parallel with... Agent:
20130033612 - Reduced latency video stabilization: Reduced latency video stabilization methods and tools generate truncated filters for use in the temporal smoothing of global motion transforms representing jittery motion in captured video. The truncated filters comprise future and past tap counts that can be different from each other and are typically less than those of a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130033613 - Analog-to-digital converter, image sensor including the same, and apparatus including image sensor: The analog-to-digital converter includes a signal processing unit generating an operational amplifier output voltage in response to an input voltage and a DAC output voltage in a first period and generating the operational amplifier output voltage in respose to a feedbacked operational amplifier output voltage and the DAC output voltage... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130033614 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus and control method are provided. The display apparatus includes an image receiver which receives an image of a portion of a user's body; an image processor which processes the received image to be displayed; a display which displays the image processed by the image processor; and a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033617 - Generating an image presegmented into regions of interest and regions of no interest: A camera system (10) is provided for generating an image presegmented into regions (106a-b) of interest and of no interest, having an evaluation unit (20) which is designed to divide the raw image into part regions (106a-b) to calculate a contrast value for each part region (106a-b) and to decide... Agent: Sick Ag
20130033616 - Imaging device, image processing method and program: Provided is an imaging device including an image sensor for outputting a high-sensitivity pixel signal from a long-time exposure pixel and a low-sensitivity pixel signal from a short-time exposure pixel; and a blooming correction processing unit for receiving the output pixel signal from the image sensor and executing blooming correction... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130033615 - Method of image preview in a digital image pickup apparatus: The present disclosure relates to a method of image preview in an image pickup apparatus. One embodiment is directed to a method that includes acquiring from an image sensor an image of a scene observed by an image sensor of the apparatus, generating a preview image obtained by applying to... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas
20130033618 - Image processing apparatus detecting quadrilateral region from picked-up image: An image processing apparatus includes an obtaining section, a detection section, a first identification section and a second identification section. The obtaining section obtains image data of a first picked-up image and a second picked-up image picked up by an image pickup section. The detection section detects a brightness change... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130033619 - Imaging apparatus and capture assist mark usage control method: Multiple capture assist marks (markers for capture assistance) to be synthesized with video captured by a camera unit 10 is generated by an OSD unit 20 through the control of a control unit 100. These capture assist marks are synthesized with the video from the camera unit 10 by synthesis... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130033620 - Method for automatically adjusting the levels of illumination sources in an optical measurement machine: A process for pre-calibrating illumination sources permits illumination light intensities to be set to a near optimal level during training of an optical inspection system. Applicants have found that the illumination source intensities for a category of illuminators are sufficiently constant from machine to machine that the data collected during... Agent: Quality Vision International, Inc.
20130033621 - Zoom lens and imaging device: p
20130033623 - Imaging apparatus for correcting distortion in image captured using rolling shutter method and distortion correction method: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image by using a rolling shutter method, a movement detection unit configured to detect a movement amount of the imaging apparatus relative to an object, an in-focus detection unit configured to detect an in-focus degree to the object, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130033622 - Method and apparatus for motion artifact correction in hdr video: A method and system of correcting motion artifacts are provided for video captured from interlaced multiple exposure sensors. The following are included: (a) motion artifacts detection of a pixel area, (b) smoothing of the detected pixel area, and (c) motion artifacts correction. The motion artifacts pixels are detected by comparing... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation
20130033624 - Red-eye filter method and apparatus: A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upon a comparison of the... Agent:
20130033625 - Camera: A camera a has an image sensor; an exposure controller that conducts a main exposure and a dark exposure, in order, when a long-exposure shooting is carried out; an image signal processor that processes image-pixel signals that are generated by the main exposure and are read from the image sensor;... Agent: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
20130033626 - Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor: Various approaches to imaging involve selecting directional and spatial resolution. According to an example embodiment, images are computed using an imaging arrangement to facilitate selective directional and spatial aspects of the detection and processing of light data. Light passed through a main lens is directed to photosensors via a plurality... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20130033627 - Color filter patterning using hard mask: Embodiments are disclosed of an apparatus comprising a color filter arrangement including a set of color filters. The set of color filters includes a pair of first color filters, each having first and second hard mask layers formed thereon, a second color filter having the first hard mask layer formed... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20130033629 - Image sensor with improved black level calibration: An imaging system capable of black level calibration includes an imaging pixel array, at least one black reference pixel, and peripheral circuitry. The imaging pixel array includes a plurality of active pixels each coupled to capture image data. The black reference pixel is coupled to generate a black reference signal... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20130033628 - Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid state imaging device that includes a substrate having oppositely facing first and second surfaces and a photoelectric conversion unit layer having a light incident side facing away from the substrate. The substrate includes a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion and the photoelectric conversion layer... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130033630 - Imaging system and method of driving the same: An object of the present invention is to provide an imaging system capable of improving S/N ratio and increasing dynamic range and a method of driving the imaging system suited to the improvement and increase. An imaging system includes: a solid-state imaging device having a plurality of pixels arranged in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130033631 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging device: There is provided a solid-state imaging device including pixels configured to convert an electromagnetic wave into charge and output a signal corresponding a charge amount; and a pixel unit in which the pixels are two-dimensionally arranged, and a configuration of a part for converting the electromagnetic wave into the charge... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130033632 - Image pickup device that is provided with peripheral circuits to prevent chip area from being increased, and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup device which suppresses an increase in chip area of peripheral circuits without degrading the performance of a pixel section and makes it possible to prevent costs from being increased. The image pickup device includes a first semiconductor substrate and a second semiconductor substrate. A pixel section includes... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130033633 - Method of providing reference image and image capturing device to which the method is applied: A method of providing a reference image and an image capturing device to which the method is applied. The method includes displaying a reference image and a captured image in first and second areas, respectively, on a single display screen; and displaying a first GUI including image capturing information on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20130033634 - Method and device for packing multiple images: A method and apparatus are provided for packing a plurality of images. A number of cells of a canvas on which the plurality of images having different aspect ratios are to be packed is determined. The cells on the canvas are merged such that a number of the plurality of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033635 - Catadioptric system and image pickup apparatus: The catadioptric system includes a first imaging optical system collecting light from an object and a second imaging optical system causing the light from the first imaging optical system to form an intermediate image and to cause the light from the intermediate image to form an optical image. The first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130033637 - Image pickup lens: To provide an image pickup lens with a five-lens configuration in which aberrations are corrected favorably despite its compactness. An image pickup lens 10 includes a first lens L1 having a positive refractive power and having a convex face directed to an object side, a second lens L2 of a... Agent:
20130033636 - Optical assembly including plenoptic microlens array: An optical assembly includes a solid spacing layer between a plenoptic microlens array (MLA) and a pixel-level MLA, avoiding the need for an air gap. Such an assembly, and systems and methods for manufacturing same, can yield improved reliability and efficiency of production, and can avoid many of the problems... Agent: Lytro, Inc.
20130033638 - Auto focus adjusting method, auto focus adjusting apparatus, and digital photographing apparatus including the same: An auto focus (AF) adjusting method, an AF adjusting apparatus, and a digital photographing apparatus including the same, the AF adjusting apparatus including: an AF calculator for calculating focus detection evaluation values; a peak detector for detecting a peak position of the focus detection evaluation values; and a speed calculator... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033639 - Camera module, and manufacturing device and method for the same: A camera module includes an imaging sensor, a power feed electrode, a first conductive member, and a first sealing member. The imaging sensor includes a light-receiving surface receiving light gathered by a lens. The power feed electrode is formed to a surface including the light receiving-surface of the imaging sensor,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130033640 - Handy scanner apparatus and control method thereof: The present invention relates to a handy scanner apparatus and a control method thereof, which scan the surface of the object under scan, larger than a scanner, into units of two-dimensional tile images each of which has a predetermined size, and synthesize the photographed images in accordance with shift information... Agent:
20130033641 - Method for auto-detecting audio language name and television using the same: A method for auto-detecting an audio language name and a television using the same are disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving a transport stream containing a first table, a second table, and a third table; determining whether the first table has a language descriptor column; if the first... Agent:
20130033642 - Data transmission across independent streams: Various systems and methods are provided for transmission of related data components across independent streams. In one embodiment, among others, a transmitting device may separate transmission data into related data components and transmit each related data component in an associated transport stream. Each related data component includes a synchronization tag... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130033644 - Electronic apparatus and method for controlling thereof: An electronic apparatus and a method for controlling thereof are provided. The method for controlling of the electronic apparatus includes: recognizing one of among a user voice and a user motion through one of among a voice recognition module and a motion recognition module, and, performing a voice task in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033643 - Method for controlling electronic apparatus based on voice recognition and motion recognition, and electronic apparatus applying the same: A method for controlling an electronic apparatus which uses voice recognition and motion recognition, and an electronic apparatus applying the same are provided. In a voice task mode, in which voice tasks are performed according to recognized voice commands, the electronic apparatus displays voice assistance information to assist in performing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033645 - Multi-tasking portable computing device for video content viewing: A system and apparatus for modifying content displayed by a portable computing device responsive to an orientation associated with the portable computing device. When in a first orientation, the portable computing device displays video content in a single window of a display device. In one embodiment, the single window fully... Agent: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
20130033646 - Auto-calibrating demodulator, associated method and tv receiver: A demodulator comprises a reference voltage generating circuit for generating a reference voltage, a reference resistor for converting the reference voltage to a reference current, a current digital-to-analog converter (IDAC) for receiving a digital code and generating an output signal, a comparison apparatus for comparing the reference voltage with the... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20130033648 - Apparatus and method for controlling display of information on a television: An apparatus for a television includes a first storage area to store a plurality of messages, a second storage area to store set-up information for messages, and a processor to perform control functions. The control functions include generating a message based on at least one command signal received through an... Agent:
20130033647 - Method for switching channels in electronic device: A method for switching channels in an electronic device is provided. In the method, a user may press a key to control the electronic device to mark a target channel. When the electronic device has switched channels several times, the user may press another key only once to return to... Agent:
20130033649 - Method for controlling electronic apparatus based on motion recognition, and electronic apparatus applying the same: An electronic apparatus and a method for controlling thereof are provided. The method for controlling the electronic apparatus controls a level of a volume of a provided broadcast signal or provides another broadcast signal if a broadcast signal is provided in response to a recognized user motion, and changes at... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130033650 - Display system and method for projection onto multiple surfaces: A system for projecting changeable electronic content, such as video or digital still images, onto multiple surfaces. The system includes a projector, one or more reflectors, and at least two display surfaces. The projector via a reflector projects content onto one of the display surfaces and either directly or via... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20130033651 - Projection-type video-image display apparatus: A projector includes an excitation light source and a color wheel which is rotatable, with an axis in parallel to an optical axis of the excitation light source serving as a rotation axis. The color wheel includes two phosphors arranged adjacent to each other in a direction of rotation and... Agent:
20130033652 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: A backlight unit 12 includes LED boards 18 including LEDs 17, a light guide member 19 having an end portion facing the LEDs 17, a chassis 14 housing the LED boards 18 and the light guide member 19, holding members 23 fixed to the chassis 14 having the LED boards... Agent:Previous industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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