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20150145944 - Exchanging portions of a video stream via different links during a communication session: In an embodiment, a UE is participating in a communication session that shares a video stream with target UE(s). The UE receives user input that identifies high priority portion(s) of the video stream. The UE generates a first video feed based on the high priority portion(s) and a second video... Agent:

20150145945 - Method and system for recalling and replaying content during a communications session: Methods and apparatus for recalling and replaying content during a communications session are provided herein. In some embodiments, methods for replaying content during a communications session may comprise detecting a real-time communications session between two or more participant devices, storing content of the communications session transmitted between the two or... Agent: Vonage Network LLC

20150145946 - Methods and systems for voice and video messaging: Methods and systems for voice and video messaging are provided here. In some embodiments a method for voice and video messaging may include establishing a telecommunication session with a calling device associated with a first user in response to an indication that a call request from the calling device directed... Agent:

20150145947 - Apparatus, system, and method of managing terminals, and recording medium: A management system manages a candidate list for each one of a plurality of transmission terminals, the candidate list associating identification information of one or more candidate counterpart terminals each capable of communicating with the transmission terminal, with identification information of the transmission terminal. In response to receiving a deletion... Agent:

20150145948 - Multicasting a videoconference recording to a plurality of clients: A federated media server system. The federated media server system may include a plurality of media servers. A first media server may be coupled to a second media server over a network. The first media server may also be coupled to a third media server over the network. Additionally, the... Agent:

20150145949 - Communication system architecture: Disclosed is a communication system for effecting communication events between endpoints connected via a communication network. The communication system comprises a plurality of processing units, each having access to computer storage holding executable code modules for managing a communication event. The code modules are configured to implement a media modality... Agent:

20150145950 - Multi field-of-view multi sensor electro-optical fusion-zoom camera: A system and method for creating an image is presented. The system includes a first camera, a second camera, and a fusion processor. The first camera has a small field-of-view (FOV) and an optical line of sight (LOS). The second camera has a large FOV that is larger than the... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20150145951 - Navigation guidance apparatus and method using wide-angle lens camera image: The present invention relates to an apparatus for increasing navigation guidance efficiency using a camera image, and to a method for same. The navigation guidance apparatus includes an image obtaining unit that collects external images which are images in the moving direction of a vehicle and captured through a wide-angle... Agent:

20150145952 - Image capturing device and image capturing method: A bus interface/camera control interface connects a processor and a plurality of imaging units. A control data pass-through logic exchanges data between the bus interface/camera control interface and the plurality of imaging units. A pass-through mask register includes: a write register used to specify, of the plurality of imaging units,... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

20150145953 - Image completion system for in-image cutoff region, image processing device, and program therefor: An image completion system includes a first endoscope for obtaining an operating field image, a second endoscope for imaging the object space in a line-of-sight direction different from that of the first endoscope to obtain a completing image, a first device for measuring separating distances between a reference point and... Agent: Kyushu University, National University Corporation

20150145954 - Generating a three-dimensional model of an industrial plant using an unmanned aerial vehicle: Generating a three-dimensional model of an industrial plant using an unmanned aerial vehicle is described herein. One method includes capturing, using an unmanned aerial vehicle, a number of visual images of an industrial plant, capturing, using the unmanned aerial vehicle, a number of infrared images of the industrial plant, and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20150145960 - Ir signal capture for images: Technologies and implementations for capturing images from IR signals are generally disclosed.... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20150145958 - Multi-lens image capturing apparatus: The multi-lens image capturing apparatus includes multiple imaging optical systems arranged such that their optical axes are separate from one another in a direction orthogonal to the optical axes, and an image capturing unit in which multiple image-capturing areas each performing image capturing of an object through a corresponding one... Agent:

20150145961 - Non-uniform spatial resource allocation for depth mapping: A method for depth mapping includes providing depth mapping resources, including a radiation source, which projects optical radiation into a volume of interest containing an object, and a sensor, which senses the optical radiation reflected from the object. The volume of interest has a depth that varies with angle relative... Agent:

20150145957 - Three dimensional scanner and three dimensional scanning method thereof: A 3D scanning method is provided. The 3D scanning method includes generating first 3D scan data by performing a 3D scan job. When a predetermined user command is input, a mode of the 3D scan job is changed to a correction mode. When the 3D scan job is resumed while... Agent:

20150145955 - Three-dimensional imager and projection device: The systems and methods described herein include a device that can scan the surrounding environment and construct a 3D image, map, or representation of the surrounding environment using, for example, invisible light projected into the environment. In some implementations, the device can also project into the surrounding environment one or... Agent:

20150145956 - Three-dimensional object detection device, and three-dimensional object detection method: A three-dimensional object detection device has a camera, a three-dimensional object detection unit, a lens cleaning device, a lens state assessment unit and a controller. The camera has a lens for forming an image of an area rearward of a vehicle. The three-dimensional object detection unit detects a three-dimensional object... Agent:

20150145959 - Use of spatially structured light for dynamic three dimensional reconstruction and reality augmentation: The disclosure relates to marker-less augmented reality methods which are operable in mobile applications and which involve an object-tracking method that uses projection and detection of a structured light pattern to track the location, orientation, and/or movement of an object in a scene.... Agent: Rowan University

20150145966 - 3d corrected imaging: A system and method for corrected imaging including an optical camera that captures at least one optical image of an area of interest, a depth sensor that captures at least one depth map of the area of interest, and circuitry that correlates depth information of the at least one depth... Agent: Children's National Medical Center

20150145962 - Railway installation synchronization monitoring system: A railway installation monitoring system may include: a laser generator that is provided on a train; a camera that is operated in connection with the laser generator so as to be capable of monitoring a railway installation and of acquiring image information data that is measured; a three-dimensional image information... Agent:

20150145965 - Stereo auto-calibration from structure-from-motion: Auto-calibration of stereo cameras installable behind the windshield of a host vehicle and oriented to view the environment through the windshield. Multiple first image points are located of one of the first images captured from the first camera at a first time and matched with first image points of at... Agent:

20150145963 - Stereo camera: In order to provide a small, stereo camera with stable errors of distance measurement, there are provided: an image acquisition unit that acquires plural images imaged by plural imaging units; a first region processing unit that divides each of the plural images acquired by the image acquisition unit into first... Agent:

20150145964 - Stereoscopic (3d) camera system utilizing a monoscopic (2d) control unit:

20150145967 - Three dimensional image pick-up device and manufacturing method thereof: A 3-D image pick-up device is disclosed, the device including: a PCB mounted with two camera modules including an image sensor; and a reinforcing member mounted with two exposure windows, wherein the PCB and the reinforcing member are mutually adhered to allow the camera modules of the PCB to be... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20150145969 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes a main panel which displays video, a sub panel which projects and provides the video displayed on the main panel by including a first lens array and a second lens array facing the first lens array so as to share a focus with the first lens... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150145968 - Embolization volume reconstruction in interventional radiography: An apparatus (IP) and a method to point-wisely reconstruct 3D image a 3D image volume of one or more 3D image volumina (Vp, Vc, Vv) to record changes of configuration of an embolus (E) introduced in an embolization procedure into a region of interest (ROI) of an object (OB)... Agent:

20150145971 - Display device and display device frame: To provide a display device that gives a viewer a strong stereoscopic effect or sense of depth in a two-dimensional image and a display device that gives a viewer a natural stereoscopic effect or sense of depth in a two-dimensional image, a display device includes a frame portion, and a... Agent:

20150145970 - Method and apparatus for image processing: An apparatus for image processing controls a luminance of at least one light beam projected to a surface of a screen by at least one light source by controlling the at least one light source that emits the at least one light beam, wherein a luminance of an image output... Agent:

20150145972 - Liquid crystal display device and method for controlling same: Provided is a liquid crystal display device with which it is possible to suppress degradation of image quality during video display or three-dimensional display without causing gradational luminance irregularities. Writing of an image to be displayed is sequentially performed from one side of a panel to the other side thereof... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150145973 - 3d image display device and 3d image display system with uniform luminance: The present invention discloses a 3D image display device including a backlight source driver providing N driving current signals, a backlight module including N backlight sources which emit lights when receiving N driving current signals in sequence, and a liquid crystal panel including a plurality of liquid crystal display zones.... Agent:

20150145974 - Display device: The occurrence of crosstalk in a display device which performs 3D display is suppressed. When 3D display is performed, part of a plurality of pixels perform desired color display and the other part of the plurality of pixels perform black display. Thus, as compared to the case where all of... Agent:

20150145977 - Compensation technique for viewer position in autostereoscopic displays: Provided is a display including: a sensor coupled to the display to detect a first position corresponding to at least one eye of a first viewer; and an image renderer coupled to the sensor to adjust a first image of a first 3D image pair to be displayed towards the... Agent:

20150145975 - Image display method and display system: An image display method for use in a display system is provided. The display system includes a display panel, the display panel includes a color filter layer, a lens layer, and a white-light organic light-emitting diode (WOLED) array, wherein the lens layer, placed between the color filter layer and the... Agent: Acer Incorporated

20150145976 - Three-dimensional image display device: A 3D image display device includes a display panel and a viewpoint divider. The display panel includes pixels arranged in a matrix shape and respectively representing one color among primary colors and light blockers provided between the pixels. The viewpoint divider divides an image displayed by the display panel into... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20150145978 - Electronic endoscope device: The electronic endoscope device is provided with: a spectral image capturing means for capturing a spectral image of a predetermined wavelength range in a body cavity and obtaining spectral image data; a spectrum resolving means whereby the spectral data of each of the pixels included in the spectral image data... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20150145979 - Radio communication system and communication method: A radio communication system, which includes a transmission apparatus that transmits a video signal and a plurality of reception apparatuses that receive the video signal, includes: a storage section that stores information for identifying that a priority related to transmission of the video signal to each of the plurality of... Agent:

20150145980 - Machine vision inspection system and method for obtaining an image with an extended depth of field: A method for operating an imaging system of a machine vision inspection system to provide an extended depth of field (EDOF) image. The method comprises (a) placing a workpiece in a field of view; (b) periodically modulating a focus position of the imaging system without macroscopically adjusting the spacing between... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20150145983 - Image acquisition device, image acquisition method, and computer-readable storage medium: An image acquisition device acquires an image of a subject by capturing images of plural regions of the subject. The image acquisition device includes an image capturing device including an image formation optical unit and an image capturing unit, a temperature measurement unit that measures a temperature of the image... Agent:

20150145981 - Light scanning microscope with spectral detection: A light scanning microscope with an illumination module switchable between an illumination with m number of spots and an illumination with n number of spots, a deflecting unit which moves the m or n spots in a predetermined sample region, and a detector module for confocal and spectrally resolved detection... Agent:

20150145982 - Microscope system: Provided is a microscope system including a microscope provided with a multi-channel image-acquisition unit that acquires images of a specimen at respective wavelengths; an adjustment-method storage portion that stores, for respective channels, contrast adjusting methods for the images acquired by the image-acquisition unit; and a contrast adjusting portion that adjusts,... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150145984 - Waterproof camera having a semi-underwater photographing mode: A waterproof camera includes an image pickup section, a display section that displays image data, a mode setting section that sets a semi-underwater mode in which both objects under water and above water are simultaneously photographed, and a display control section that limits a display range of the display section... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.

20150145989 - Acquisition of color calibration charts: The present disclosure related to acquisition of color calibration charts. In at least some examples herein, an image of a calibration color chart is processed. A lighting condition of the color calibration chart may be automatically determined.... Agent:

20150145986 - Annular thermoacoustic energy converter: A thermoacoustic energy converter for converting heat energy to electricity includes an annular resonator with a regenerator disposed therein. An electro-mechanical transducer is coupled to the annular resonator and in fluid communication with the working fluid. When heat is applied to one end of the annular resonator, a traveling acoustic... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation

20150145988 - Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a distance calculation unit configured to calculate distance information on the basis of a first image and a second image; and a blur addition unit configured to add a blur to original images based on the first image and the second image, using the distance... Agent:

20150145987 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes: a light source section (2, 40) including a light source having a wavelength of a plurality of bands; an imaging section (15) configured to convert measurement light source light images of the plurality of bands from the light source section into a plurality of electrical measurement... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Co., Ltd.

20150145985 - Large-scale surface reconstruction that is robust against tracking and mapping errors: Depth maps of a physical space are obtained using a depth sensor carried by a rig such as a robot or a head mounted display device worn by a user. Visible light images are also obtained. The images and orientation readings are used to create a pose graph which includes... Agent:

20150145993 - Doorbell communication systems and methods: Doorbells can be configured to wirelessly communicate with a remotely located computing device. Some embodiments of the doorbell can be configured to enter a network connection mode. The network connection mode can include detecting a first wireless network having a name and a password. The network connection mode can also... Agent:

20150145992 - Gradient privacy masks: An apparatus and a method implemented in a computer system for obscuring a first region of an image composed by a plurality of pixels. The method comprising obtaining a mask, the mask defining an obscurity level for each pixel in the first region of the image, and obscuring pixels in... Agent: Axis Ab

20150145990 - Image capturing system and method of use: Image capturing systems and methods of capturing images, especially in contact prone environments are provided. The image capturing systems includes an optical sensor and output device adapted to receive the electrical signals from optical sensor and transmit a corresponding signal, and a housing retaining the optical sensor and the output... Agent:

20150145991 - System and method for shared surveillance: A common surveillance system allows multiple users to share and communicate surveillance data with each other as well as with one or more agencies, such as law enforcement, hospitals, and/or emergency services. A geo-reference database stores image data from imaging devices. A computer-implemented user interface accesses the geo-reference database to... Agent:

20150145994 - Stage light fixture, in particular stage follow spot: A stage light fixture is provided with a light source adapted to emit a light beam; with a main body where the light source is arranged; and with a head articulated with respect to the main body and configured to selectively deflect the light beam coming out from the main... Agent:

20150145995 - Enhanced view for connected cars: Network connectivity is used to share relevant visual and other sensory information between vehicles, as well as delivering relevant information provided by network services to create an enhanced view of the vehicle's surroundings. The enhanced view is presented to the occupants of the vehicle to provide an improved driving experience... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20150145997 - In-vehicle image processing device and semiconductor device: An in-vehicle image processing device capable of appropriately monitoring areas forward of, around, and rearward of a vehicle is provided at low cost. The device is for mounting on a vehicle and includes a camera, an image processing unit, and a determination unit. With a reflector provided in front of... Agent:

20150145999 - Inspecting apparatus of lane departure warning system for vehicle: An inspection apparatus of a lane departure warning system for a vehicle may include an LDWS calibrate unit displaying a calibration target for calibrating a camera measurement point of the LDWS, a first moving unit mounted to a frame unit for moving the LDWS calibrate unit to a predetermined position,... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150145998 - Semiconductor device, video display system, and method of processing signal: A semiconductor device includes a first input unit; a second input unit; a first processing unit configured to perform a frequency dispersion processing on a first signal and a second signal; a first output unit configured to output one of the first signal and the second signal or one of... Agent:

20150145996 - Vehicular display apparatus, vehicular display method, and vehicular display program: Captured images obtained beforehand by imaging ranges corresponding to peripheries of a vehicle, or processed images generated to correspond to the captured images are stored to be associated with stored road information of a preset area. A superimposed area having a clarity lower than a preset clarity threshold is set... Agent:

20150146000 - Vehicular video mirror system: A video mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly mountable at an interior portion of a vehicle and includes a mirror case and a reflective element. A video display device disposed at the mirror case. The video display device is operable to display... Agent:

20150146001 - Entrance and exit ramp safety system: A traffic safety system is provided for controlling the entry of motorists onto one way roads. The system has a motion detection unit which identifies the presence of motor vehicles travelling the wrong direction on one way roads, highway exit ramps and entrance ramps. Upon detection of a vehicle, the... Agent:

20150146002 - Door with security features and integrated system: Devices and systems according to the present disclosure include doors with integrated security features, for example, surveillance devices, observation interfaces and locking mechanisms. In some embodiments, these doors can include cameras integrated into the doors, surfaces connected to the doors, or surfaces adjacent to the doors such as adjacent walls.... Agent:

20150146003 - Methods and apparatus for automated bocce measurement and scoring: Systems and methods for measuring distances between a pallino and one or more bocce balls on a bocce court. More particularly, one or more cameras are mounted above the bocce court which detect the position of the bocce balls and the pallino and use one or more algorithms to make... Agent:

20150146004 - Centralized video surveillance data in head mounted device: An apparatus includes a security location module that tracks a location of a user. The user has a heads-up display with a display that allows viewing by the user of items along with electronic display images. An object identification module identifies an object for tracking using cameras. A selection module... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150146006 - Display control apparatus and display control method: A display control apparatus for controlling display of images captured by a plurality of cameras compares an analysis result corresponding to an image captured by a first camera of the plurality of cameras with an analysis result corresponding to an image captured by a second camera corresponding to the first... Agent:

20150146005 - Mounting and inspection data creation device and mounting and inspection data creation method: A number one camera and number two camera are provided in the top section and lower section of a mounting and inspection data creation device. A number one lighting device and top side shielding plate are provided on the lower side of a lens of number one camera. A number... Agent: Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

20150146007 - Maintenance assistant system: A maintenance assistance system and method of operating are provided. The maintenance assistance system may include, but is not limited to, a camera, a heads-up display, a memory configured to maintenance task data, and a processor communicatively coupled to the camera, the heads-up display and the memory, the processor configured... Agent:

20150146008 - Maintenance assistant system: A maintenance assistance system and method of operating are provided. The maintenance assistance system may include, but is not limited to, a camera, a speaker, a technician marker, a memory configured to store a location of a plurality of tags and a location of at least one component relative to... Agent:

20150146009 - Alignment of visible light sources based on thermal images: Various techniques are disclosed for providing systems for providing alignment guide information to selectively direct a visible light source to substantially align the visible light source with a desired subject and to project a visible light beam substantially on the desired subject. For example, a system may include a small... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.

20150146011 - Image pickup apparatus having fa zoom function, method for controlling the apparatus, and recording medium: An image pickup apparatus includes a movement detector detecting movement of the apparatus, a subject detector detecting a subject, a setting unit setting a mode for controlling a zoom operation which is enabled as a first mode or second mode, and a controller controlling the zoom operation based on the... Agent:

20150146010 - Object detecting apparatus, image capturing apparatus, method for controlling object detecting apparatus, and storage medium: An object detecting apparatus includes a detecting unit configured to detect an area of a predetermined object from an image, a calculating unit configured to calculate an evaluation value on the area detected by the detecting unit, and a control unit configured, when the evaluation value satisfies a predetermined criterion,... Agent:

20150146012 - Video presentation quality display in a wireless communication device: A wireless communication device displays video presentation quality for an identified video. The wireless communication device processes its device configuration data and wireless network performance data to estimate presentation quality of the identified video. The wireless communication device displays a video presentation activator that graphically indicates the estimated presentation quality... Agent: Sprint Communications Company L.p.

20150146013 - Method and apparatus for displaying a marker: A marker generating method is provided for facilitating the finding of positions which correspond to one another among a plurality of images associated with a video signal. A position within an image (800) associated with a video signal is selected, with a cursor (802, 804) to display a marker (812,... Agent: Leader Electronics Corp.

20150146016 - Camera test apparatus: A camera testing apparatus includes a frame assembly, a control unit, and a plurality of first light sources and second light sources coupled to the frame assembly and in communication with the control unit. Each of the first and second light sources is in one of an illuminated first state... Agent:

20150146015 - Collaborative sighting: Collaborative sighting is performed using plural optical sighting apparatuses that each comprise: a camera unit and a display device. Geometric calibration of the camera units with respect to the imaged scene is performed by detecting features within captured images, generating descriptors from respective patches of the image at the features;... Agent:

20150146014 - Imaging systems and methods for location-specific image flare mitigation: An imaging system may include a camera module with an image sensor having an array of image sensor pixels and one or more lenses that focus light onto the array. The system may include processing circuitry configured to mitigate flare artifacts in image data captured using the array based on... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation

20150146017 - Luminance correction system and method: Luminance correction systems and methods capable of reducing or removing luminance mura of display devices are provided. One luminance correction system includes: a display device including a plurality of pixels, the pixels including a plurality of sub-pixels, each of the pixels comprising at least two of the sub-pixels; an image... Agent:

20150146018 - Camera system with inductive powering of wireless camera tags: Wireless camera tags, inventory management systems with wireless camera tags, and methods for making and methods for using wireless camera tags are disclosed. A wireless camera tag is disclosed for a camera system with a mounting rail having one or more electrical conductors connected to a power source. The camera... Agent: Tagnetics, Inc.

20150146021 - Communication apparatus, control method therefor, and program: A control method for a communication apparatus includes communicating with an external device using a communication application including a first program for receiving a user operation to communicate with the communication apparatus, and a second program for communicating with the communication apparatus, notifying the external device of an operation available... Agent:

20150146019 - Communication control apparatus and method for controlling the same: There is provided a communication control apparatus comprising connection means for connecting a storage medium that has a memory function for reading and writing data, and a wireless communication function for communicating with an external apparatus. Control means supplies a clock to the storage medium at a predetermined timing and... Agent:

20150146020 - Determining apparatus, mobile terminal apparatus, and recording medium: A determining apparatus of the present invention includes: a feature extracting section configured to extract, as a feature from at least one captured image, at least one piece of information on the at least one captured image out of (i) a piece of information on a blur, (ii) a piece... Agent:

20150146023 - Image pickup apparatus and control method: An image shake correcting device includes a shake detecting unit configured to detect a shake of an image pickup apparatus; a first optical correcting unit and a second optical correcting unit configured to correct optically an image shake by using a shake signal output from the shake detecting unit; a... Agent:

20150146024 - Image pickup apparatus and control method: An image pickup apparatus includes a shake detecting unit configured to detect a shake of the image pickup apparatus; a first and a second optical correcting unit configured to move in a direction different from an optical axis so as to correct optically an image shake; a first position detecting... Agent:

20150146022 - Rapid shake detection using a cascade of quad-tree motion detectors: A method of determining stability of a camera comprises capturing an image with the camera and then (A) determining a magnitude of motion for each region of a current sub-division of the image. A step (B) then determines a number of the magnitudes of motion not larger than a magnitude... Agent:

20150146025 - Optical adjusting apparatus: An optical adjusting apparatus having an optical adjusting lens to perform image stabilization and auto focusing includes a base supporting a lens barrel on which the optical adjusting lens is mounted, a first driver to move the lens barrel in a first direction, a plurality of first ball bearings disposed... Agent:

20150146028 - System and method of controlling imaging direction and angle of view of camera: In a system and a method of controlling an imaging direction and an angle of view of a camera according to an aspect of the present disclosure, infrared light may be irradiated toward pupils of eyes of a user, and a position of infrared light reflected from the pupils of... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20150146026 - Method and apparatus for automatically capturing and managing images: According to one embodiment of the invention, a camera determines whether to acquire an image (e.g., automatically), determines whether to store the acquired image, and determines how to store the acquired image.... Agent:

20150146027 - Strategies for triggering depth sensors and transmitting rgbd images in a cloud-based object recognition system: Systems, apparatus and methods for triggering a depth sensor and/or limiting bandwidth and/or maintaining privacy are presented. By limiting use of a depth sensor to times when an optical image alone is insufficient, mobile device power is saved. Furthermore, by reducing a size of an optical image to only the... Agent:

20150146030 - Array camera configurations incorporating constituent array cameras and constituent cameras: Systems and methods for implementing array camera configurations that include a plurality of constituent array cameras, where each constituent array camera provides a distinct field of view and/or a distinct viewing direction, are described. In several embodiments, image data captured by the constituent array cameras is used to synthesize multiple... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation

20150146029 - Array camera configurations incorporating multiple constituent array cameras: Systems and methods for implementing array camera configurations that include a plurality of constituent array cameras, where each constituent array camera provides a distinct field of view and/or a distinct viewing direction, are described. In several embodiments, image data captured by the constituent array cameras is used to synthesize multiple... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation

20150146031 - Image pickup apparatus capable of changing drive mode and image signal control method: An image pickup apparatus capable of changing a live view photographing drive mode without causing freezing of live view display is demonstrated. When a switch is operated in a state where image signals output from an image pickup device sent via a first path are used for live view and... Agent:

20150146033 - Distance measurement apparatus and distance measurement method: A distance measurement apparatus includes: an imaging element that images an object by performing exposure and readout of electric charges sequentially for each row or column; an optical system that has a controllable in-focus position; an imaging control unit that moves the in-focus position at constant speed, and causes the... Agent:

20150146036 - Image forming lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same: d

20150146035 - Lens barrel and lens unit: A lens barrel includes: a motor; an input transmission ring that is rotated by the motor and is rotatable around the optical axis; and a lens drive cylinder connected to the input transmission ring so that rotating force can be transmitted from the input transmission ring, the lens drive cylinder... Agent:

20150146032 - Light field processing method: l

20150146034 - Solid-state imaging device and digital camera: According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a demosaic processing unit. A pixel block includes a red pixel, a blue pixel, a first green pixel, and a second green pixel. A first green component detected by the first green pixel and a second green component detected by the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150146037 - Imaging systems with broadband image pixels for generating monochrome and color images: An image sensor may have an array of image pixels that includes red image pixels that generate red image signals, blue image pixels that generate blue image signals, and broadband image pixels that generate broadband image signals in response to detecting at least two of red, blue, and green light.... Agent:

20150146038 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for adaptive image processing: The disclosed subject matter includes an apparatus configured to remove a shading effect from an image. The apparatus can include one or more interfaces configured to provide communication with an imaging module that is configured to capture the image, and a processor, in communication with the one or more interfaces,... Agent: Linear Algebra Technologies Limited

20150146039 - Radial fpa based electro-optic imager: A radial based approach to electro-optic imagers, rather than the conventional rectilinear approach, would have basic overall system design advantages. Those system design advantages would apply to the components and the entire system implementation and include approaches to objective optical design, focal plane array FPA with fill factor, FPA layout... Agent:

20150146040 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to generate image data, an image data analyzing unit configured to analyze the image data to determine an age group or a sex of an image of a person included in the image data, a voice data generating unit configured to generate... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150146043 - Electronic device and method in an electronic device for processing image data: The invention relates to an electronic device for performing imaging, including a camera for creating image data (ID) from an imaging target (IT), the imaging target (IT) including at least one primary image object (I1) and at least one secondary image object (I2), an image-processing chain arranged in connection with... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20150146041 - Image joining apparatus, image joining method, and image joining program: Provided is an image joining apparatus that creates a joined image by joining multiple consecutive still images on a time axis, the image joining apparatus including: a past image confirmation unit that confirms whether there is a past still image located before the previous still image in terms of time... Agent:

20150146042 - Template photography and methods of using the same: The present invention relates to posing subjects for a photograph. Specifically, the present invention relates to a device and method for posing subjects. Even more specifically, the present invention relates to providing pre-determined stencil filters that photographers may use to pose or otherwise arrange subjects on camera. The pre-determined stencil... Agent:

20150146044 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: Provided is a zoom lens, including, in order from object side to image side: first and second lens units having positive and negative powers, respectively; and three or more lens units. An interval between adjacent ones of the lens units is changed during zooming. An N-th lens unit, where 5≦N... Agent:

20150146045 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, a third lens unit having positive refractive power, and a rear lens group including one or more lens units. An... Agent:

20150146047 - Image projection apparatus, image projection method, and computer-readable storage medium: An image projection apparatus includes a projection unit that projects a pattern image on a projection surface; an image capturing unit that captures the projected pattern image; and a corrector that corrects the captured image so that an imaging distortion caused due to image capturing and a projection distortion caused... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20150146048 - Radial distortion parameter acquiring method and apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a radial distortion parameter acquiring method and apparatus. The method includes: randomly selecting a plane as a first plane; making an optical axis of a digital image capture device perpendicular to the first plane, and photographing the first plane to obtain a distorted image... Agent:

20150146046 - Solid-state imaging device, digital camera, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes an image sensor and a resolution reconstruction circuit. The image sensor captures an object image. The resolution reconstruction circuit performs a resolution reconstruction process on the object image. The resolution reconstruction circuit performs a filtering process as the resolution reconstruction process.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150146049 - Image processing device, image pickup device, computer, image processing method and non transitory computer readable medium: An image reduction processing section 16 includes a data acquisition section 70 that acquires whether shooting condition data is included in image capture data (including image pickup data) 30 and contents of the shooting condition data, and reduction processing discrimination unit for discriminating at least any of whether reduction association... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150146050 - Coordinated simultaneous real and fourier plane imaging system and methods: Imaging systems and methods for simultaneous real and Fourier plane imaging. In one example, an imaging system includes at least one optical element configured to receive and focus incident electromagnetic radiation from a viewed scene, a first detector positioned at an image plane of the at least one optical element... Agent: Raytheon Company

20150146051 - Image pickup device and image display method: An image pickup device includes a first image sensor for photoelectrically converting subject light and generating an image, a second image sensor for photoelectrically converting the subject light and generating an image for a live view, a first optical member for transmitting the subject light and allowing the subject light... Agent:

20150146052 - Imaging device and automatic focus adjustment method: The present invention utilizes color mixings with angle dependencies from adjacent R pixels, and in the case where a subject color is red, uses first and second B pixels as phase-difference pixels, allowing for an accurate phase-difference AF based on the output signals of the first and second B pixels.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150146053 - Imaging device, imaging system, and imaging method: An imaging device includes: a filter formed of four different filter regions with four different spectral transmittances that three different spectral transmittances having characteristics of a color matching function and a spectral transmittance for extracting metallic black have been linearly transformed thereinto by a linear transformation matrix; and an imaging... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150146054 - Image sensors with color filter elements of different sizes: An image sensor may be provided with an array of imaging pixels. A color filter array may be formed over photosensitive elements in the pixel array. The color filter array may include color filter elements of different sizes. The color filter array may include color filter elements of at least... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation

20150146055 - Imaging pixels with improved analog-to-digital circuitry: Imagers may include analog-to-digital converter circuitry that produces a digital output code from an analog input voltage. The analog-to-digital converter circuitry may include a series of capacitors including a first set of binary-mapped capacitors. The analog-to-digital converter circuitry may include a second set of one or more capacitors that have... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation

20150146057 - Near-infrared cut filter and solid-state imaging device: There are provided a near-infrared cut filter that effectively uses near-infrared absorbing glass and a near-infrared absorbing dye and is excellent in a near-infrared shielding property, and a high-sensitivity solid-state imaging device including the same. A near-infrared cut filter includes: a near-infrared absorbing glass substrate made of CuO-containing fluorophosphate glass... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited

20150146056 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: There is provided a solid-state imaging device including two or more photoelectric conversion layers that have photoelectric conversion portions divided on a pixel-by-pixel basis and are laminated. Light, which is incident into a single pixel of a first photoelectric conversion layer close to an optical lens, is received by the... Agent:

20150146058 - Focal-plane shutter: A focal-plane shutter is provided with a driving member that drives a fore-blade, a setting component that sets the driving member into a set position prior to a shutter action, a component being attracted provided in the driving member, and electromagnets that exert attracting action by means of electrical conduction... Agent: Nidec Copal Corporation

20150146059 - Image sensor, electronic apparatus, and driving method of electronic apparatus: An image sensor that has a pixel array section in which pixels are arrayed in a two-dimensional manner in vertical and horizontal directions and that controls an exposure time of each pixel in a rolling shutter method is disclosed. The sensor includes control means for determining an electronic shutter occurrence... Agent:

20150146060 - Imaging device: An imaging device is provided which can secure the dynamic range of a COMS imaging sensor, by storing a charge overflowing from a floating diffusion in a storage capacitance element and suppressing the increase of a pixel area which occurs if the storage capacitance element is formed by a MOS... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation

20150146061 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes pixels each including: a charge storage portion; an amplifier transistor having a gate connected to the charge storage portion; a selection transistor having a source connected to a source of the amplifier transistor and a drain connected to a column signal line; and a reset... Agent:

20150146064 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes: a target position selecting unit to select a pixel position on an input image, as a target position; a candidate line setting unit to set two or more sets of candidate lines including a pixel with a value, in the vicinity of the target position;... Agent:

20150146065 - Image sensor and method of driving image sensor: An image sensor includes a pixel array. The image sensor may include a photoelectric conversion device generating electric charges according to photoelectric conversion in each of a plurality of pixels, a shutter of each of the plurality of pixels controlling movements of the generated electric charges according to a drive... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150146063 - Image sensor, image capturing apparatus, and cellular phone: An image sensor in which a first chip and a second chip are stacked comprises: a pixel unit; output lines each configured to output a pixel signal from the pixel unit; and an analog-digital converter provided for each of the output lines. The analog-digital converter comprises a plurality of sets... Agent:

20150146062 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes a first chip and a second chip. The first chip includes a pixel array in which a plurality of photodiodes corresponding to each pixel of a captured image is disposed in a two-dimensional array shape. Each photodiode generates a pixel signal corresponding to a signal... Agent:

20150146067 - Pixel array and image sensor including same: A pixel array to which a high dynamic range and a white pixel are applied, and an image sensor including the same are provided. The pixel array of the image sensor includes: a plurality of pixel groups, each pixel group including one or more long exposure pixels and one or... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150146066 - Sar analog-to-digital converting apparatus and operating method thereof and cmos image sensor including the same: A Successive Approximation Register (SAR) analog-to-digital converting apparatus includes a reference voltage supply unit suitable for supplying different reference voltages depending on bits of a pixel output signal to be converted, an N bit SAR analog-to-digital conversion unit suitable for sequentially converting upper N−1 bits and lower N bits of... Agent: Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University

20150146068 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus: The solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer 11 in which a surface side becomes a circuit formation surface, photoelectric conversion units PD1 and PD2 of two layers or more that are stacked and formed in the semiconductor layer 11, and a longitudinal transistor Tr1 in which a gate electrode... Agent:

20150146070 - Display device, transmitting terminal, receiving terminal and wireless communication system: A display device may include: an acquisition unit acquiring transmitting terminal identification information that is identification information of a transmitting terminal transmitting image data by wireless communication, and receiving terminal identification information that is identification information of a receiving terminal receiving the image data by wireless communication; and an information... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150146069 - Electronic device and driving method thereof: To provide an electronic device capable of a variety of display. To provide an electronic device capable of being operated in a variety of ways. An electronic device includes a display device and first to third surfaces. The first surface includes a region in contact with the second surface, the... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20150146071 - Mobile terminal and method for controlling the same: There is disclosed a method for controlling a mobile terminal including implementing a camera application, displaying a preview image, requesting first information related with a person contained in the preview image from an external device, receiving the first information from the external device, and displaying the first information on the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150146072 - Image focusing: A device is provided, wherein a focus plane may be selected via a user input (33, 34). The selected focus plane is highlighted to enable a user to select a desired focus plane easily.... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab

20150146073 - Camera module: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) mounted with an image sensor, a housing arranged on an upper surface of the PCB and including therein at least one or more lenses, an actuator positioned on the housing, and an electronic circuit pattern layer formed... Agent:

20150146076 - Image pickup optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same: An image pickup optical system made of five lenses, includes in order from an object side, an aperture stop, a first lens L1 having a positive refracting power, a second lens L2 having a negative refracting power, a third lens L3 having a positive refracting power, a fourth lens L4... Agent:

20150146075 - Multiband camera, and multiband image capturing method:

20150146074 - Optical member, image pickup apparatus, and method for manufacturing optical member: The optical member is provided with a base member and a glass layer holding a transparent material in the inside of a porous structure disposed on the base member, wherein in the thickness direction of the glass layer, the porosity in the base member side with respect to the center... Agent:

20150146077 - Imaging systems with image pixels having adjustable spectral responses: An imaging system may include an image sensor having an array of image pixels. Some image pixels in the array may be provided with spectral response adjustment structures. For example, a plurality of broadband pixels in the array may include spectral response adjustment structures. The spectral response adjustment structures may... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation

20150146080 - Drive apparatus of vibration-type actuator, interchangeable lens, and image pickup apparatus using the same: When a vibration-type actuator is in a non-driving period, at least one of a voltage amplitude and a phase difference of an alternate signal applied to an electrode of a piezoelectric element is set to be equal to a minimum value or a maximum value of a dead zone in... Agent:

20150146079 - Electronic apparatus and method for photographing image thereof: A method for photographing an image by an electronic apparatus includes displaying an image as a live view; setting a plurality of focus areas from the image; when a photographing command is received, obtaining an Auto Focus (AF) evaluation value of a photographed image; detecting a plurality of focus positions... Agent:

20150146078 - Shift camera focus based on speaker position: An image-capturing device includes a receiver that receives distance and angular direction information that specifies an audio source position from a microphone array. The device also includes a controller that determines whether to change an initial focal plane within a field of view based on the audio source position. The... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.

20150146081 - Image processing apparatus, image processing program, and image processing method: [Solving Means] An image processing apparatus includes a difference calculation unit and a difference distribution generation unit. The difference calculation unit calculates, for each of pixels that constitute a pickup image in each of a plurality of pickup images taken at different focal depths, a difference of a luminance value... Agent:

20150146084 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes: an imaging device which converts light into an image signal; a lens unit positioned in front of the imaging device to form an image on the imaging device from light incident from an object; a shutter unit interposed between the lens... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150146083 - Electronic apparatus and control method thereof: An electronic apparatus includes a mount unit configured to fasten one of an interchangeable lens and an external speaker, and a controller configured to control lens driving of the interchangeable lens when the interchangeable lens is fastened to the mount unit and control audio output of the external speaker when... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150146087 - Imaging apparatus having bending optical element: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging optical system, a bending optical element and an image sensor; an inclination adjusting plate which mounts the image sensor onto a housing with a pair of opposed sides of the image sensor extending in a direction orthogonal to a pre-bending optical axis, of the... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20150146088 - Interchangeable lens camera, camera body, lens unit, and busy signal control method: An aspect of the present invention provides an interchangeable lens camera having a camera body and a lens unit that is freely attachable and detachable to the camera body. In the interchangeable lens camera, a communications unit in the camera body sends via communications terminals (MT_MOSI and MT_MISO) an INTR_BUSY... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150146085 - Optical system and image pickup apparatus including the same: In an optical system including, in order from an object side to an image side: a front unit (LF) having a negative refractive power; an aperture stop; and a rear unit (LR) having a positive refractive power, the front unit (LF) includes a meniscus-shaped negative lens (g1) closest to the... Agent:

20150146086 - Six-piece optical lens for capturing image and six-piece optical modules for capturing image: The invention discloses a six-piece optical lens for capturing image and a six-piece optical module for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens element having a convex object-side surface and a convex image-side surface;... Agent:

20150146082 - Specular and diffuse image generator using polarized light field camera and control method thereof: An image generator is provided which obtains a specular image and a diffuse image from an image acquired by a polarized light field camera by separating two reflection components of a subject, and a control method thereof. The image generator may include a main lens, a polarizing filter part, a... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

20150146089 - Imaging systems and methods with pixel sensitivity adjustments: Imaging systems, such as time-of-flight imaging systems, and methods with pixel sensitivity adjustments. An embodiment includes a method, comprising: for a plurality of pixels having a first output and a second output, measuring the first outputs and the second outputs in response to a demodulation signal; and adjusting the demodulation... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150146090 - System for camera viewing and illumination alignment: The system includes a camera contained with a housing and a lighting fixture that is pivotedly attached to the housing. An angle adjuster attached to a proximate end of each of the housing and the lighting fixture converts a linear movement to the adjuster into an angular adjustment of the... Agent: Designs For Vision, Inc.

20150146091 - System for camera viewing and illumination alignment: A system for aligning a camera view and the illumination of a lighting fixture is disclosed. The system includes a camera contained with a housing and a lighting fixture that is pivotedly attached to the housing. An angle adjuster attached to a proximate end of each of the housing and... Agent: Designs For Vision, Inc.

20150146093 - Imaging lens assembly and mobile device: An imaging lens assembly includes a barrel and a lens assembly, wherein the lens assembly is disposed in the barrel. The barrel has an incident light surface and a barrel cylindrical axis, wherein the incident light surface includes a specular region including at least one specular protrusion region disposed thereon.... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20150146094 - Module device for a camers system, retaining spring device and corresponding camera system: A module device for a camera system having a housing device, which is provided with an inner opening and configured to allow an adjustment of an installation position of the module device in a motor vehicle; it also includes a sensor holder device which has an upper region and a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150146092 - Photographing lens assembly, image capturing device and mobile terminal: A photographing lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element, and a sixth lens element, which has a total of six non-cemented lens elements with... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20150146095 - Conference device: A conference device receives and transmits at least one of images and voice via a communication network. The conference device includes a housing having an upper wall; and an operating unit installed on the upper wall. The operating unit includes a first operating member group made up of a plurality... Agent:

20150146096 - Image-processing device and control method thereof: An image-processing device is configured to detect a motion region within an input image; generate an intermediate image from an N-th frame and an (N+1)-th frame; perform processing of reducing a high-frequency component of spatial frequency on the intermediate image; and output an image of which a frame rate is... Agent:

20150146097 - Display control device and display control method: A display control device includes a determining portion determining a frame rate in displaying a frame image on a display portion as a determined frame rate; and a converter converting a present frame rate into the determined frame rate when the determined frame rate is different from the present frame... Agent: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

20150146098 - Display device: The objective of the present invention is to provide a display device which, when transforming three primary colors of input to four primary colors of output and displaying the same, is capable of performing accurate color reproduction using a simple method. A display device is provided with a color transformation... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150146099 - In-line signal processor: The present invention provides for a cable which enhances an audio signal between two devices, such as an mp3 player and a speaker system, or a set-top box and home theater system. The cable includes integrated hardware and software elements for processing the signal. In various embodiments the cable may... Agent:

20150146100 - Illumination optical system and projector using the same: A projector in an illumination optical system includes a laser light source, a synchronization signal processor that converts synchronization signals that are synchronized with video signals input from outside the projector into video signals to be used inside the projector, an LD driver that controls a lighting state of the... Agent:

20150146101 - Communication apparatus, signal processing method, and recording medium storing a signal processing program: In a communication system incorporating a communication apparatus that transfers/receives a TS packet using MPEG-2-TS to synchronize a video signal with an audio signal includes a communication circuit to pad the TS packet with a null frame to reach a prescribed frame size when storing the TS packet that includes... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150146102 - Method and device for controlling channel-switching and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing the method: In a method for controlling channel-switching, a current channel is displayed through a display unit. A channel-switching correlation table is looked up to obtain at least one candidate channel, which is predicted to be watched after the current channel. The current channel is switched to the at least one candidate... Agent: Institute For Information Industry

20150146103 - Method and apparatus for processing video signal: A method for processing a video signal according to the present invention comprises the steps of: determining a motion vector list comprising at least one of a spatial motion vector, a temporal motion vector, and a mutation vector as a motion vector candidate of a target block; extracting motion vector... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150146104 - Projector, image correction method, and program: A projector includes a moving unit adapted to move positions of at least six correction points, which are included in a correcting image, a reception unit adapted to receive a designation on a value of a parameter representing linearity, a derivation unit adapted to derive a correspondence relationship of the... Agent:

20150146105 - Filtering method for removing block artifacts and/or ringing noise and apparatus therefor: Provided are a filtering method and apparatus for removing blocking artifacts and ringing noise. The filtering method includes transforming video data on a block-by-block basis, and detecting the presence of an edge region in the video data by checking the distribution of values obtained by the transformation. Accordingly, it is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150146106 - Filtering method for removing block artifacts and/or ringing noise and apparatus therefor: Provided are a filtering method and apparatus for removing blocking artifacts and ringing noise. The filtering method includes transforming video data on a block-by-block basis, and detecting the presence of an edge region in the video data by checking the distribution of values obtained by the transformation. Accordingly, it is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150146107 - Methods to reduce bit-depth required for linearizing data: Media is usually encoded using a non-linear transfer function that approximates human perception to more efficiently allocate codes to areas of dynamic range where human observers are more easily able to perceive differences in signal strength. Many common media operations, e.g., scaling, rotating, and gamut converting, must be performed in... Agent:

20150146108 - Video pre-processing method and apparatus for motion estimation: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and a method of video pre-processing for motion estimation, the apparatus comprising a similarity description module, a storage module, a verdict module, and a motion estimation module. The similarity description module receives a first image in a video, the first image consisting of first blocks,... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20150146109 - Display device and television device: A liquid crystal display device 10 includes an LED 17, a liquid crystal panel 11, a light guide plate 16 including at least one side-surface as a light entrance surface 16b, a chassis 14 having a bottom plate 14a, a frame 13, an LED board 18, a heat dissipation member... Agent:

20150146110 - Lighting device, display device and television device: A backlight unit 24 includes a light guide plate 20, a heat dissipation member 36, a LED board 30, and LEDs 27 mounted on the LED board 30. The light guide plate 20 includes a light exit surface 20b on a front surface thereof, an opposite surface 10c on a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150146111 - Display device and television device: A liquid crystal display device includes LEDs, a liquid crystal panel 11, a chassis, a frame 13, positioning ribs 23, and step portions 30. The liquid crystal panel 11 is configured to display using light from the LEDs. The chassis is arranged on an opposite side of the liquid crystal... Agent:

20150146112 - Display device and television device: A liquid crystal display device 10 includes LEDs 17, a liquid crystal panel 11, a chassis 14, a frame 13, positioning ribs 23, opposed portions 25, and gel members 30. The liquid crystal panel 11 is configured to display using light from the LEDs 17. The chassis 14 is arranged... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150146113 - Display device and television device: A display device 10 includes a display panel 11, a light source row 170, a light guide plate 16, a chassis 14 and a recess portion 134b that is fitted the chassis 14. The light guide plate 16 includes a positioning projection portion 160 that is fitted to the recess... Agent:

20150146114 - Vehicle display mount: The present invention is an attachment that is designed to mount a flat screen display to a bumper of a vehicle. The present invention includes a substantially L-shaped tubular brace having a vertically-oriented mounting end and a horizontally-oriented attachment end. The vertically-oriented mounting end includes a concentric sleeve that has... Agent:

05/21/2015 > 151 patent applications in 83 patent subcategories.

20150138300 - Mobile video calls: receiving a speed indication of the mobile device and sending said indication to a communication client application; and responsive to receiving said indication, the communication client application configured to limit the amount of information in the streaming video image that is supplied for display on a display means of the... Agent:

20150138301 - Apparatus and method for generating telepresence: An apparatus and method for generating telepresence are disclosed. The apparatus for generating telepresence includes a visual information sensing unit that is mounted on a robot which is located in a remote location, and senses visual information corresponding to a view of the robot, a tactile information sensing unit that... Agent:

20150138303 - Eye to eye camera apparatus: A camera apparatus with a light-absorbing panel houses a camera facing downwards toward a two-way mirror angled to reflect a view of a user within an observations zone. The camera apparatus is placed on the top of an image display device to cover a computer window displayed on a portion... Agent: Telepresence Technologies, LLC

20150138304 - Presentation and display equipment: A presentation and display system comprising a pedestal mounted on a plinth and a display screen or monitor carried by the pedestal, in which the individual components of the system are secured together by manually operable releasable fasteners.... Agent:

20150138302 - System and method for not displaying duplicate images in a video conference: A video conference is established between a first video device and a second video device. The first video device captures a first participant's images in the video conference. The first participant's image is also captured as part of the video conference via the second video device (i.e., there are duplicate... Agent: Avaya Inc.

20150138305 - Apparatus and method for managing telepresence sessions: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, determining a latency area of a network based on latency testing, identifying a configuration of a network route of a telepresence session exchanging media content between media processors of first and second users at first and second... Agent:

20150138307 - Method, device, and system for testing video quality: A method and apparatus that tests video quality includes a superimposing of at least one code to a video that is to be transmitted by a communication device to another communication device. The at least one code is transmitted such that the superimposed at least one code is extractable and... Agent:

20150138306 - Transmission management system, transmission system, and transmission management system program: A management system receives, when a state of a terminal is changed based on control by another management system, state information after change that indicates the state after the change from the another management system. Consequently, there is an effect that, even if control associated with communication is executed by... Agent:

20150138308 - Video transmission: Disclosed is a method of transmitting video via a network and a user device and computer program product configured to implement the method. The method comprises transmitting video of one or more users, received from an image capture device, to at least another user device via the network; receiving information... Agent:

20150138311 - 360-degree panoramic camera systems: 360-degree panoramic camera systems include a plurality of modular cameras positioned at angular intervals to capture images around a 360-degree field of view, a camera-housing module configured to at least house the plurality of cameras, an electronic interface coupled to each camera, and an imaging system coupled to the electronic... Agent: Panavision International, L.p.

20150138310 - Automatic scene parsing: A method comprising: obtaining an image about an at least one object of interest and a three-dimensional (3D) point cloud about said object of interest; aligning the 3D point cloud with the image; segmenting the image into a plurality of superpixels preserving a graph structure and spatial neighbourhood of pixel... Agent:

20150138313 - Digital photographing apparatus, methods of controlling the same, and computer-readable storage medium to increase success rates in panoramic photography: Digital photographing apparatus, methods of controlling the same, and computer-readable storage medium to increase success rates in panoramic photography are disclosed. A method of controlling a digital photographing apparatus is provided that includes initiating panoramic photography, and providing a capture guide when an image is captured during the panoramic photography.... Agent:

20150138312 - Method and apparatus for a surround view camera system photometric alignment: A method, apparatus and a surround view camera system. The method includes extracting block samples from at least one of a composite view geometric LUT, input fish-eye image and view overlapping region, selecting sample inliers from the extracted block samples, estimating optimal color gain for the selected block samples, performing... Agent:

20150138309 - Photographing device and stitching method of captured image: A stitching method of a captured image is disclosed. The stitching method includes capturing a plurality of images having different viewing angles, setting a feature point extraction region on the plural images, extracting a plurality of feature points from a plurality of objects in the set region, extracting a combination... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150138314 - Generating panoramic images: Methods and systems for generating panoramic images using images captured from, for instance, a camera-enabled mobile device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, wearable computing device, or other device) are provided. More particularly, a panoramic image can be generated from images simultaneously captured from at least two cameras facing in different directions,... Agent: Google Inc.

20150138318 - Continuous adjustable 3deeps filter spectacles for optimized 3deeps stereoscopic viewing, control method and means therefor, and system and method of generating and displaying a modified video: A source video comprising a sequence of 2D image frames is acquired, and an image frame that includes two or more motion vectors that describe motion in the image frame is obtained from the source video, wherein each of the motion vectors is associated with a region of the image... Agent:

20150138315 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a subtitle information acquiring unit configured to acquire subtitle information to be combined with a main stereoscopic picture, a parallax acquiring unit configured to acquire a parallax causing the subtitle information to be stereoscopically displayed, a stereoscopic subtitle picture generating unit configured to... Agent:

20150138316 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a subtitle information acquiring unit configured to acquire subtitle information to be combined with a main stereoscopic picture, a parallax acquiring unit configured to acquire a parallax causing the subtitle information to be stereoscopically displayed, a stereoscopic subtitle picture generating unit configured to... Agent:

20150138317 - System and method for providing three-dimensional (3d) broadcast service based on retransmission networks: A system and method for providing a three-dimensional (3D) broadcast service based on a retransmission network are provided. A 3D broadcast retransmission apparatus in a 3D broadcast service providing system may include a remultiplexer to remultiplex 3D TV service information in a received stream of a first broadcast network, based... Agent:

20150138320 - High accuracy automated 3d scanner with efficient scanning pattern: A high accuracy automated 3D scanner having one or more movable components, capable of correctly scanning objects made of one or more different materials, as well as objects with complex or simple geometry. In its main embodiment, the scanner operates by positioning its internal components in certain positions, capturing geometric... Agent:

20150138322 - Image processing device and its control method, imaging apparatus, and storage medium: Provided is an image processing device that includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an image data and a depth data correspond to the image data; a calculating unit configured to calculate a position and attitude change for each depth from the image data and the depth data; and a... Agent:

20150138323 - 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:

20150138319 - Image processor, 3d image capture device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processor 7 includes: an in-focus area extracting section 72 that extracts an in-focus area of two images with parallax; a color conversion matrix calculating section 73 that obtains a color conversion matrix between the two images by reference to information about the colors of pixels that are included... Agent: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

20150138321 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium: An imaging apparatus includes: a face detector that detects a face of a subject from images captured by an imaging unit; a display controller that causes a display unit to display a guide image for prompting the subject to change a direction of the face; an angle calculation unit that... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150138324 - Apparatus for detecting vehicle light and method thereof: In an image analysis apparatus, by control of a stereo camera, left and right cameras capture images of a common area ahead of an own vehicle, and generate pieces of image data (left and right image data) expressing the captured images. At this time, exposure timings of the left camera... Agent: Denso Corporation

20150138325 - Camera integrated with light source: Disclosed is a camera integrated with a light source, and a method of operating the same. The camera includes: the light source configured to emit light; a scanning mirror configured to scan the light emitted from the light source toward an object; an optical detector configured to detect the light... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150138326 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: Provided are a display apparatus for three-dimensional (3D) communication and a control method thereof. The display apparatus includes: a communicator configured to transmit and receive information for the 3D image communication; an image processor configured to process a received image received through the communicator and to process a first image... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150138327 - Electronic device and method of controlling the same: Disclosed herein are an electronic device and a method of controlling the same. The electronic device may include a sensor configured to detect the location of at least one viewer, a display configured to generate a 3D image and generate at least one 3D-visible area where a 3D image is... Agent:

20150138328 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: e.g., an image pickup device including an effective pixel region and an ineffective pixel region, a signal transmission cable that transmits an output signal from the image pickup device, an analog front-end circuit that samples the transmitted output signal and converts a resulting output signal into... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150138329 - System and method for automatic navigation of a capsule based on image stream captured in-vivo: Embodiments of the invention include a method and system for displaying an in vivo imaging procedure. The method includes receiving real-time image data captured by the capsule, and continuously generating an updated summarized color bar, said color bar comprising color strips and time scale marks. The color bar is calculated... Agent:

20150138332 - Adaptive multi-modal integrated biometric identification and surveillance systems: A surveillance system is provided that includes at least one sensor disposed in a security area of a surveillance region to sense an occurrence of a potential security breach event; a plurality of cameras is disposed in the surveillance region; at least one camera thereof has a view of the... Agent:

20150138330 - Detection of an object's varying features with a non-stationary device: Disclosed are systems, apparatus, devices, method, computer program products, media and other implementations, including a method that includes capturing by an image capturing unit of a mobile device images of a scene including a target object, determining motion of the mobile device, and detecting from the captured images variations in... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150138331 - Image capturing array system and fingerprint identification device: An image capturing array system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, at least two image lens units and at least one image sensor disposed on an image plane of each of the image lens units. Each of the image lens units includes at least one... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20150138333 - Agent interfaces for interactive electronics that support social cues: An anthropomorphic device, perhaps in the form factor of a doll or toy, may be configured to control one or more media devices. Upon reception or a detection of a social cue, such as movement and/or a spoken word or phrase, the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the... Agent: Google Inc.

20150138334 - Image processing device, program, image processing method, computer-readable medium, and image processing system: An image processing device 20 acquires captured images obtained by imaging a sample including a target cell, performs machine learning based on a first image feature quantity, sets a plurality of object regions for detecting the target cell in the captured images, and displays the plurality of object regions in... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150138335 - Observation apparatus: An observation apparatus includes a stage on which a sample is placed, image capturing device for capturing an image of the sample placed on the stage, velocity calculation unit for calculating a velocity of the stage, display unit for displaying the image of the sample, and a control unit for... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150138336 - Housing for an underwater video camera: The present invention provides a housing for use in an underwater video camera which does not require a window comprised from a thick parallel flat plate and large scale pressure resistant sealing container and which can take 3D images in deep water or hadal zone. A housing for an underwater... Agent:

20150138337 - Imaging-based measurement device: A fluid separator separates a fluid flow into a plurality of fluid portions, and delivers at least a first fluid portion of the plurality of fluids to a flow conduit. An imaging-based measurement device includes a light source and an image sensor. The imaging-based measurement device measures the first fluid... Agent:

20150138339 - Control system for an autonomous garden tool, method and apparatus: The invention relates to a control system for an autonomous garden tool that is equipped with at least one camera and one motor. The control system comprises a camera control module and an image generation module. With the camera control module the camera settings are controlled that are used for... Agent:

20150138340 - Target monitoring system and method: A target monitoring system and method are provided herein. An imager is configured to image a scene rearward of a vehicle and containing a target disposed on a trailer attached to the vehicle. A controller is configured to receive images from the imager, modify each image to increase the size... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150138338 - Working vehicle periphery monitoring system and working vehicle: A working vehicle periphery monitoring system includes: a synthesis process unit that acquires image information output from a plurality of image capturing devices at a predetermined timing and synthesizes the acquired image information to generate synthesis image information; an updating information adding unit that adds updating information to the synthesis... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20150138341 - Apparatus and method for selectively inspecting component sidewalls: A component inspection process includes positioning a component (e.g., a semiconductor component or other object) such that component sidewalls are disposed along an optical path corresponding to sidewall beam splitters configured for receiving sidewall illumination provided by a set of sidewall illuminators, and transmitting this sidewall illumination therethrough, toward and... Agent:

20150138342 - System and method to determine visible damage: A method of calculating an amount of visible damage on a component includes capturing an image of the component, identifying an area of visible damage, calculating a size of the area, and communicating the size of visible damage to a storage device. A system for evaluating coating loss is also... Agent:

20150138343 - Bill counter with a detector: A bill counter has two side panels, a bill-in part, a bill-out part, and a detector. The detector has a reflecting board, a lighting element, and an image capturing device. When the bill counter is in use, the lighting element flashes upon the passing of a bill. The reflecting board... Agent:

20150138344 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: According to one embodiment, an imaging apparatus includes a light source for illumination, a stage on which an imaging object illuminated by illumination light from the light source is to be placed, a critical illumination optical system configured to supply the illumination light to the imaging object placed on the... Agent:

20150138345 - Electronic device and video object tracking method thereof: An electronic device and a video object tracking method are provided. The electronic device includes a video providing unit and a processing unit. The video providing unit is configured to provide a video. The process unit is configured to: extract a video segment of the video which includes a plurality... Agent: Institute For Information Industry

20150138347 - Portable self powered line mounted high speed camera system for overhead electric power lines: A method of locating a fault on a power line conductor includes measuring a change in magnitude from a load current to a fault current with a first “C” loop coil through an electric power line conductor. At least one camera is selected based on a polarity of the load... Agent:

20150138346 - Systems and methods for estimating depth from projected texture using camera arrays: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention estimate depth from projected texture using camera arrays. One embodiment of the invention includes: at least one two-dimensional array of cameras comprising a plurality of cameras; an illumination system configured to illuminate a scene with a projected texture; a processor;... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation

20150138349 - 3-d scanning and positioning system: A system for obtaining three-dimensional information about a surface, the system comprising: a sensing device having: a pattern projector for providing a projected pattern on the surface; and a camera for acquiring a 2D image of the surface from a viewpoint, wherein at least one target of a set of... Agent:

20150138348 - Device and method for multifunction relative alignment and sensing: A tiltmeter-integrated two element relative alignment optical monitor relative alignment and contact sensing and can provide precise information regarding the nature of physical contact experienced by the objects being monitored. A computer monitor can display the information in real time, in an intuitive manner. This system can provide all the... Agent: The Government Of The Us, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20150138350 - Device for acquisition and measurement of geometric data of at least one motif associated with a spectacle frame glass and associated method: This data acquisition and measuring device for acquisition and measurement of geometric data for at least one motif associated with a glass for a spectacle frame, for the manufacture of ophthalmic lenses, similar or complementary to the glass, comprises a support capable of holding the glass, an illuminator for illuminating... Agent:

20150138351 - Device and method for measuring the dimensions of elements of a railway track: The invention relates to a device for measuring at least one dimension of at least one element constituting a railway track, comprising a housing having a camera and a laser rangefinder pointing in the same direction as the camera, said housing being provided with a guide suitable for being positioned... Agent:

20150138352 - Image processing device, system, image processing method: According to an embodiment, an image processing device includes a processor and a memory. The processor acquires a first image captured at a first timing by an imager that is mounted on a movable body. The processor acquires a range image that represents a distance to a subject. The processor... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150138354 - Method and system for communicating equipment field data to service centers: A method and system for providing efficient repair of mining equipment includes providing an electronic device having a camera, a microphone and geolocation determining hardware and software. The method includes capturing an image and sound of the mining equipment in need of repair along with the geolocation of the mining... Agent:

20150138353 - Smart doorbell with energy saving method: Disclosed is an energy-saving method for operating a smart doorbell including an activating element which is in a sleeping mode when the activating element is not activated, the activating element includes an electrical doorbell, a photographing module, a communicating module, a first processor, and a second processor, the method comprises:... Agent: Amaryllo International, Inc.

20150138356 - Display device for self-propelled industrial machine: A bird's eye view image is displayed to be recognized by an operator intuitively and precisely, irrespective of the displayed direction of the bird's eye view image. The display device has a plurality of cameras having optical axis directed obliquely downward to take images around a self-propelled industrial machine. A... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20150138355 - Visual detection of volcanic plumes: A system for detecting volcanic plumes using a camera on an aircraft, a distant point-like source of light, and a computerized method of processing images acquired by the camera to detect phenomena indicative of the presence of volcanic plumes in a volume of space intersected by light from the light... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150138362 - Computer-implemented system and method for providing emergency services notification through a centralized parking services server: A computer-implemented system and method for managing a multiplicity of motor vehicle parking spaces through a centrally-located server is provided. A plurality of smart parking devices that are each physically proximate to and which correspond to at least one of the parking spaces is interfaced with the server. Further, a... Agent:

20150138360 - Display device for self-propelled industrial machine: This invention has an object to assist for traveling operation of a self-propelled industrial machine to display underneath image of the self-propelled industrial machine on a monitor of a display device mounted in a operator's cab. The display device of the self-propelled industrial machine according to the present invention is... Agent:

20150138359 - In-vehicle camera control device: Specifically, upon start of processing, current supply to the imaging element of the in-vehicle camera is stopped first (camera is powered OFF). Therefore, at least immediately after the ignition is turned on, current supply to the imaging element is not performed. When a state where a temperature measured by a... Agent: Denso Corporation

20150138357 - Integrated automotive system, pop up nozzle assembly and remote control method for cleaning a wide angle image sensors exterior surface: A pop-up external lens washing system has an extendable aiming fixture configured to aim a lens cleaning spray at an external lens which is exposed to the elements and apt to become soiled with debris. The extendable nozzle assembly is configured to be aimed toward the external lens by the... Agent:

20150138361 - Lane departure warning apparatus: A lane departure warning apparatus is mounted to a vehicle, and issues a warning when there is a probability of departure of the vehicle from a traffic lane. The lane departure warning apparatus includes a lane recognizing unit, a departure determining unit, a warning unit, and a warning control unit.... Agent:

20150138358 - Obstacle map generation apparatus and method using an ultrasonic sensor: An obstacle map generation apparatus using an ultrasonic sensor comprises a sensor controller configured to control one ultrasonic sensor of a plurality of ultrasonic sensors to transmit an ultrasonic wave, and control the ultrasonic sensors to receive reflected waves; a signal aligner configured to align the reflected waves received by... Agent:

20150138363 - Vehicular vision system: A vehicular vision system includes a plurality of cameras mounted at a vehicle, with each camera including a respective image sensor and having a respective field of view exterior of the vehicle. The system includes a control and a video output for transmitting a stream of video captured by an... Agent:

20150138364 - Apparatus for controlling image capturing device and shutter: A monitoring apparatus is provided for controlling an image capturing device and a shutter which limits a capturing area of the image capturing device. The monitoring apparatus includes a capturing area controller, configured to transmit a first control signal to cause the image capturing device to capture an image in... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150138365 - Network video monitoring system and method for automatically assigning cameras in the same: A network video monitoring system includes a core-control module, a plurality of network video recording (NVR) hosts, and a plurality of cameras. The core-control module assigns the cameras to the NVR hosts respectively for controlling the camera by the NVR hosts according to status of each NVR host. In this... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.

20150138367 - Imager with increased readout capacitance: An image sensor may be provided. The image sensor may be a high-capacitance image sensor or a dual-mode image sensor having a high-capacitance operational mode. A high-capacitance image sensor may include image detectors and associated unit cells. During operation, the image sensor may integrate image signals from each detector row... Agent:

20150138368 - Imaging apparatus, imaging system, control method of imaging apparatus, and storage medium: An imaging apparatus that communicate with an external apparatus through a network includes an imaging optical system; an imaging unit that captures an image of an object by the imaging optical system; an optical filter; an inserting and removing unit that inserts and removes the optical filter into and from... Agent:

20150138366 - Imaging systems with visible light sensitive pixels and infrared light sensitive pixels: An image sensor may have an array of image pixels arranged in color filter unit cells that each have at least one red image pixel that generates red image signals, at least one blue image pixel that generate blue image signals, at least one clear image pixels that generate clear... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation

20150138369 - Near infrared absorptive liquid composition, near infrared cut filter using the same, method of manufacturing the same, and camera module and method of manufacturing the same:

20150138371 - Integrated reference pixel: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide dynamic calibration for imaging devices and systems. A reference pixel is arranged to receive an electrical reference signal and to output a calibration signal. The reference signal may be based on imaging illumination.... Agent:

20150138370 - Method and apparatus for calibrating an audio playback system: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate calibration of an audio playback system with a video presented upon a display. In the context of a method, an image including a display from a first location is received. The method also includes determining a dimension of the... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20150138372 - Device and method for measuring a camera: A device and a method are described for measuring a camera having an image sensor, in particular a fixed-focus camera, the device including: a camera support for accommodating at least one camera to be tested in at least one camera position, a collimator device for emitting collimator light of a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150138373 - Content-dependent video quality model for video streaming services: A method for estimating the perception quality of a digital video signal includes: (1a) extracting information of the video bit stream, which is captured prior to decoding; (1b) getting estimation(s) for one or more impairment factors IF using, for each of the estimations, an impact function adapted for the respective... Agent: Deutsche Telekom Ag

20150138374 - Image-taking apparatus, information processing apparatus, and image-taking system: There is provided an image-taking system including an information processing apparatus and an image-taking apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a detector configured to detect brightness of an object image, and to output external brightness information, a determining unit configured to determine if an external image-taking apparatus exists or not,... Agent:

20150138376 - Interface between object devices initiated with a master device: A master device images an object device and uses the image to identify the object device. The master device then automatically interfaces with the identified object device, for example, by pairing with the object device. The master device interfaces with a second object device and initiates an interface between the... Agent:

20150138375 - Method and apparatus in a motion video capturing system: A method for delivering motion video, which is captured by a first motion video camera, to a client device from said first motion video camera. The method comprises receiving, at the first motion video camera from the client, a request of a motion video and an indication of a requested... Agent: Axis Ab

20150138377 - Systems and methods for lens characterization: Methods and systems for analyzing camera lenses and presenting information regarding camera lenses performance are described. An interactive user interface is provided over a network for display on a user terminal by a computer system. A user request is received at the computer system from the user terminal for lens... Agent:

20150138378 - Image output device and method of outputting image: A shooting processing section shoots one or more users as an object to generate a shot image, an editing processing section allows the one or more users to edit the shot image, and an outputting section outputs the shot image that is edited. A display control section controls display of... Agent:

20150138380 - Image pickup apparatus capable of detecting motion vector, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image pickup apparatus capable of detecting a motion vector and selecting a vector search method which enables effects to be always obtained in various usages of a camera, taking into account load balancing with the performance. One input image is set as a reference image, and the other input... Agent:

20150138379 - Video stabilisation with deblurring: Methods of processing a frame in a video sequence of digital images are described, the methods comprising: determining a global motion vector for the frame relative to a previous frame in the sequence; deriving a jitter function from the global motion vector, the jitter function comprising an estimate of undesired... Agent:

20150138381 - Camera module: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include a first board mounted with an image sensor, a first holder coupled to an upper surface of the first board, a second holder arranged at an upper surface of the first holder and mounted at a periphery with a plurality of... Agent:

20150138382 - Image capturing method, apparatus, and electronic device: Various embodiments provide methods, apparatus, and electronic devices for image capturing. An exemplary image capturing method can include first acquiring image information via a camera contained in an electronic device and then detecting whether a shake amplitude of the electronic device is within a pre-set range. When the shake amplitude... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20150138383 - Automated tilt and shift optimization: In a method for calculating corrections for tilt in an image, one or more processors receive a digitized image from a camera. The one or more processors initiate display of the digitized image in a screen on the camera, the screen having user-selectable focus points. The one or more processors... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150138384 - Location-tag camera focusing systems: A system for improved camera focusing systems using subject location tags. More particularly, the disclosed subject matter relates to providing a system comprising camera accessories and in-lens technologies that allows for the continuous, automated focus of a subject by measuring the distance between the camera and a subject that has... Agent:

20150138385 - Digital annotation-based visual recognition book pronunciation system and related method of operation: A digital annotation-based visual recognition book pronunciation system and its method of operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile application program in the system extracts graphical feature points from a page image of a book captured by an integrated camera lens, transmits the graphical feature points to a digital... Agent:

20150138391 - Image capture accelerator: An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine. The pre-processing engine is configured to perform accelerated processing on received image data, and the compression engine is configured to compress processed... Agent:

20150138390 - Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, method for controlling image processing apparatus, and storage medium for providing focus and/or exposure adjustment control: An image processing apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select a main object area from among a plurality of object areas of an image in which any one of a plurality of object types is assigned to each of the object areas, a detection unit configured to detect a... Agent:

20150138389 - Method and apparatus for segmentation of foreground objects in images and processing thereof: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating capture of at least one image of a scene including a foreground object by at least one rolling shutter sensor. The at least one image includes a pattern in an image region of... Agent:

20150138386 - Object detecting apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus comprises: an image acquiring unit to acquire an image including an object; a dividing unit to divide the image, which is acquired by the image acquiring unit, into a plurality of superpixels based on similarity of adjacent pixels; a candidate area acquiring unit to acquire, from... Agent:

20150138387 - Operation apparatus, display device, and imaging apparatus: An operation apparatus includes a touch detection section, a vibration section, a setting section and a control section. The touch detection section is provided on an exterior part, and outputs a signal when touched by an user. The vibration section is provided on the touch detection section in an overlapping... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150138388 - Solid-state image pickup device and image pickup system: The present invention relates to a solid-state image pickup device. The device includes a first substrate including a photoelectric conversion element and a transfer gate electrode configured to transfer charge from the photoelectric conversion element, a second substrate having a peripheral circuit portion including a circuit configured to read a... Agent:

20150138392 - Image capturing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image capturing unit, a calculation unit configured to calculate light amount variation characteristics of light from an object, a photometric value determination unit configured to determine a photometry value used for determination of an exposure condition based on the light amount variation characteristics calculated... Agent:

20150138393 - Electronic device, control method therefor and recording medium: In an electronic device which is capable of displaying a plurality of pieces of information which may be obtained by an imaging operation, and in a first display format, a system controller makes a generating unit which generates code information generate a single piece of code information including a plurality... Agent:

20150138394 - Apparatus and method for managing image files by displaying backup information: A method and an apparatus for managing image files by displaying backup information are provided. The method includes: displaying at least one image file; reading a file tag of the at least one image file to determine whether there is backup information; and when there is the backup information as... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150138395 - Display system using metadata to adjust area of interest and method: A method of and apparatus for preparing an image signal includes combining with a video signal having a number of objects of interest metadata identifying the objects as Area of Interest (AOI). Exemplary objects includes an object in a group of objects, such as a horse in a horse race,... Agent: Fergason Patent Properties LLC

20150138396 - Information processing device and storage medium: There is provided an information processing device including a storage control unit that causes shooting parameters to be stored, a change instruction unit that transmits an instruction to change the shooting parameters, and a change processing unit that, in response to the instruction from the change instruction unit, changes the... Agent:

20150138397 - Image sensor data compression and dsp decompression: An image sensor compresses image data prior to transmitting the image data to a DSP. The image sensor captures light representing an image, for instance via a camera's aperture. A focal plane array converts the captured light into pixel data. The pixel data is sorted into categories, and is compressed... Agent:

20150138398 - Image processing system, transmitting-side device and receiving-side device: Provided is an image processing system capable of coping with data which is obtained in a new color filter array, and making full use of the performance of a receiving-side device by reducing the influence of a difference in the performance of the receiving-side device on an image quality. An... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150138399 - Systems and methods for generating composite images of long documents using mobile video data: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed and include: initiating a capture operation using an image capture component of the mobile device, the capture operation comprising; capturing video data; and estimating a plurality of motion vectors corresponding to motion of the image capture component during the capture operation. The... Agent: Kofax, Inc.

20150138402 - Light field data acquisition: A light field data acquisition device includes optics and a light field sensor to acquire light field image data of a scene. In at least one embodiment, the light field sensor is located at a substantially fixed, predetermined distance relative to the focal point of the optics. In response to... Agent:

20150138401 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: l

20150138400 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, a third lens unit having positive refractive power, and a rear lens group including one or more lens units. The... Agent:

20150138404 - Image capturing apparatus: An image capturing apparatus including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix and a signal processing unit configured to process signals read out from the pixels. In a first mode, a charge accumulation is controlled by an electronic shutter. In a second mode, the charge accumulation is controlled by... Agent:

20150138403 - Multi-window image processing and motion compensation: An image processing system receives a sequence of frames including a current input frame and a next input frame (the next input frame is captured subsequent in time with respect to capturing of the current input frame). The image processing system stores a previously outputted output frame. The previously outputted... Agent:

20150138405 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for removing noise from an image: The disclosed embodiments include an apparatus implemented in a semiconductor integrated chip. The apparatus is configured to operate a composite function, comprising a first function and a second function, on a first patch of an image. The apparatus includes a first function operator configured to operate the first function on... Agent: Linear Algebra Technologies Limited

20150138406 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for capturing images: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises generating a preview of a scene by a first camera of an apparatus in a first mode, and generating one or more image frames of the scene by at least one second camera of... Agent:

20150138407 - Imaging device, imaging method, electronic device, and program:

20150138409 - Camera and method of controlling operation of same: An image obtained by superimposing the image of the subject, which is displayed on the display screen of an electronic viewfinder, upon the optical image of the subject can be seen by the user looking through a finder unit. Display position on the display screen of the electronic viewfinder is... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150138408 - Digital correlated double sampling circuit and image sensor including the same: A digital correlated double sampling (CDS) circuit includes a first latch unit, a second latch unit and a calculating unit. The first latch unit stores digital reset component data and digital image component data by latching a count signal in response to a first control signal. The second latch unit... Agent:

20150138411 - Comparator circuit, imaging apparatus using the same, and method of controlling comparator circuit: An object of the present invention is to provide a comparator which has an input voltage range larger than the case where a conventional offset cancel technique is used, while reducing an offset voltage. A comparator circuit includes: a comparator having an inverting input terminal, a non-inverting input terminal and... Agent:

20150138410 - High dynamic range image sensor read out architecture: A method of controlling a pixel array includes reading out image data from pixel cells of a row i of the of the pixel array with second transfer control signals that are coupled to be received by transfer transistors included in the pixels cells of the row of the of... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

20150138413 - Ad conversion circuit and solid-state imaging device: According to one embodiment, in an AD conversion circuit of a single slope type, a counter is configured to count number of clocks, in a state where a potential level of a first slope voltage and a potential level of a second slope voltage concurrently change, until an output signal... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150138412 - Image sensors and systems with an improved resolution: A device, comprising a plurality of pixel arrays. Two or more pixel arrays are stacked in overlapping fashion and rotated. Optionally, one or more of the pixel arrays are shifted with respect to others. As a result, the horizontal and vertical Nyquist spatial sampling frequency limits are increased, thus permitting... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150138414 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus, signal processing method for a solid-state image pickup apparatus, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section that has at least one pixel with a photoelectric conversion unit and a charge detection unit. A driving section is configured to read out a signal of the pixel, a first portion of said signal being based on signal charge, a... Agent:

20150138415 - Image sensor and image sensing system: An image sensor including a pixel unit in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix, an A/D conversion circuit provided corresponding to each column of the matrix and configured to A/D-convert a pixel signal output from the pixel unit and output digital data corresponding to the pixel... Agent:

20150138416 - Photo kiosk devices with adjustable housings: The present invention discloses a photo kiosk device. The photo kiosk device may include a housing with an extendable arm to provide a photo taking environment, a digital lens provided at one side of the housing to capture a photo image, a user interface provided at one side of the... Agent:

20150138418 - Camera apparatus, and method of generating view finder image signal: A camera apparatus includes: a display signal generation section configured to generate an indicator display signal for displaying an indicator at a position in accordance with an inclination of a camera body in a predetermined direction; and a combination section configured to combine a captured image signal with the indicator... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150138417 - Viewfinder wearable, at least in part, by human operator: A system embodiment may include at least one camera wearable, at least in part, by a human operator. The at least one camera may have, when enabled, at least one active field of view that may be captured by the at least one camera in response, at least in part,... Agent:

20150138419 - Electronic apparatus and method of controlling the same: A shutter lag from when a shutter button is fully pressed to when an exposure is actually performed may be reduced by performing a precedence operation for a state transition of a shutter when the shutter button is half pressed.... Agent:

20150138420 - Liquid crystal cell connection to lens mount of camera module: Electronics modules and methods of making electronics modules are provided. An electronics module includes a substrate having an electronic circuit mounted thereon, a lens mount affixed to the substrate, the lens mount having a lens assembly mounted therein, and a liquid crystal cell affixed to the lens mount over the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd.

20150138421 - Optical imaging lens and electronic device comprising the same: An optical imaging lens set includes a first lens with positive refractive power and a convex object-side surface, a second lens element with negative refractive power and an image-side surface with a concave portion in a vicinity of its periphery, a third lens element has an object-side surface with a... Agent:

20150138422 - Optical member, image pickup apparatus, and method for manufacturing optical member:

20150138423 - Methods and apparatus relating to a camera including multiple optical chains: Camera methods and apparatus are described where the camera device includes multiple optical chains. In various embodiments two or more of the optical chains include light redirection devices such as mirrors or prisms. Sensors corresponding to multiple different optical chains, but not necessarily all optical chains, are parallel to each... Agent:

20150138424 - Solid state image capturing apparatus, camera module and electronic device: There is provided a solid state image capturing apparatus including an image capturing element for photoelectric converting an incident light; a light shielding filter for shielding a part of the incident light; and a metal plate partly having an opening for fixing the light shielding filter at a position for... Agent:

20150138426 - Composite module for mobile phone: A composite module includes a macro focus module comprising a second lens and at least one light source near the second lens, wherein the second lens is movable, after the time that the second lens moves to a predetermined location in front of the first lens, the light source illuminates,... Agent:

20150138425 - Imaging lens system and electronic apparatus employing the same: An imaging lens system includes a first lens that includes a convex object-side surface and has a positive refractive power; a second lens that includes a concave image plane-side surface and has a negative refractive power; a third lens; a fourth lens that includes two spherical surfaces and has a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150138427 - Location-tag camera focusing systems: A system for improved camera focusing systems using subject location tags. More particularly, the disclosed subject matter relates to providing a system comprising camera accessories and in-lens technologies that allows for the continuous, automated focus of a subject by measuring the distance between the camera and a subject that has... Agent:

20150138428 - Single focal length lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same: s

20150138429 - Image-capturing apparatus: An image-capturing apparatus of the present disclosure includes a focus lens, an image sensor that captures an object image formed via the focus lens and generates image data, and a controller that calculates a value relating to an in-focus position based on (i) first image data generated by the image... Agent:

20150138430 - Image-capturing apparatus: The present disclosure provides an image-capturing apparatus for determining an object distance with higher accuracy. An image-capturing apparatus includes an optical system that forms an object image of an object, the optical system including a focus lens, an image sensor that captures the object image formed via the optical system... Agent:

20150138431 - Photographing lens group and electronic apparatus including the same: A photographing lens group and an electronic apparatus including the same are provided. The photographing lens group includes a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a negative refractive power, a third lens having a positive or negative refractive power, a fourth lens having a positive... Agent:

20150138433 - Illumination control system and illumination control method: An illumination control method and an illumination control system for controlling at least one illuminating device are disclosed. The illumination control method includes following steps: capturing an image through an image capturing device; analyzing a characteristic of the image; and generating a first control signal.... Agent: Gunitech Corp.

20150138432 - Image capturing system and method of generating image data: An image capturing system includes an image capturing unit configured to photograph the medium on a medium installation face, a lighting configured to irradiate the medium installation face, a lighting control unit configured to control the lighting, and a non-readable area determining unit configured to determine whether there is a... Agent: Pfu Limited

20150138434 - Electronic device: An electronic device including a housing, a support member, and a camera module is provided. The housing has a bump. The bump extends toward the outside of the electronic device and correspondingly forms a recess on the inside of the housing. The support member includes a chassis and a holder.... Agent: Htc Corporation

20150138435 - Lens device and imaging apparatus: A lens device according to an embodiment of the invention, includes a lens barrel, a control unit that is provided on the lens barrel so as to protrude, a cable of which one end is mounted on the control unit and the other end is connected to the imaging apparatus... Agent:

20150138436 - Camera module: One or more embodiments are directed to optical module assemblies, such as a camera module assembly, and methods of forming same. One embodiment is directed to an optical module assembly that includes a substrate having a first surface. An optical device is secured to the first surface of the substrate... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd.

20150138437 - Drive device which can be freely attached to/detached from lens barrel, and process control method and adjustment method for same: There are provided a drive device that is detachably mounted on a lens barrel making time, which is required until the position of a zoom ring is detected, uniform, a method of controlling initial processing for storing a result of initial processing in a memory, and a method of adjusting... Agent:

20150138438 - Imaging system and control method for imaging system: An imaging system of the present invention comprises a lens unit having a barrel section that contains a photographing optical system, and an operating section provided on the barrel section, and a camera body having an imaging section for converting a subject image formed by the photographing optical system into... Agent:

20150138439 - Real-time false color reduction system and method for color interpolation: A false color reduction system and method for color interpolation is disclosed in the present invention. The false color reduction system includes a red/blue color interpolation signal reference level estimator, a red/blue color interpolation signal noise analyzer and a red/blue color interpolation signal noise regulator. The red/blue color interpolation signal... Agent:

20150138440 - Display device, and method of controlling display device: A display device includes a main signal processing circuit to which color video data is input, and a plurality of sub-signal processing circuits to which vide data for respective colors output by the main signal processing circuit are input. The main signal processing circuit generates information, which is used when... Agent:

20150138441 - System and method for spatio temporal video image enhancement: A method for improving quality of low light video images including: receiving a current video frame; temporally enhancing it by applying a first weight matrix including higher weight factors for stationary regions and lower weight factors for moving regions to the received frame and a reference frame to generate an... Agent:

20150138442 - Power supply apparatus and display apparatus using the same: A power supply apparatus and a display apparatus are provided. The power supply apparatus including: a rectifier configured to receive alternating current (AC) power to output a rectified current; a first converter configured to perform a switching operation with respect to the rectified current to output a first output voltage;... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150138443 - Control method of plasma tv, a bluetooth touch control pen and a plasma tv: Disclosed are a control method of plasma TV, a Bluetooth touch control pen and a plasma TV, the method comprising: configuring all or part of the pixel points of a plasma TV screen to transmit a light signal carrying pixel position information; a touch control pen receiving the light signal... Agent:

20150138444 - Video display apparatus and terminal device: The present invention provides a video display apparatus and a terminal device that are easy to use. The present invention is provided with a display unit for displaying video content, a receiving unit for receiving a command transmitted by the terminal device, and a control unit for executing a process... Agent:

20150138445 - Projector apparatus and method for implementing projector apparatus having network functionality: Disclosed are a projector apparatus and a method for implementing a projector apparatus having network functionality. The projector apparatus includes: a network communication module, connected to a projector Central Processing Unit (CPU) module, configured to provide the projector apparatus with network access functionality, and transmit/receive and process network data services... Agent:

20150138446 - Compact optical projection apparatus: A compact optical projection apparatus. An apparatus for light projection includes at least one illumination device; a cover prism including a curved surface positioned to receive illumination light rays and a total internal reflection surface positioned to internally reflect the light rays towards an asymmetric reflector surface positioned opposite the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20150138447 - Lighting device, display device, and television device: A liquid crystal display device 10 includes LEDs 17, a light guide plate 16, a mating portion 33, a positioning portion 34, a heat dissipation member 19 on which the LEDs 17 are mounted, and a restriction portion 35. The light guide plate 16 includes a peripheral surface facing the... Agent:

20150138448 - Adjustable display system for vehicular use: An adjustable display screen mounted within a vehicle is provided. The combination of the display's mounting system and the linkage assembly allows the user to adjust and optimize the position of the display screen regardless of seating position, thereby alleviating the eye strain, fatigue, neck and back pain that often... Agent: Atieva, Inc.

20150138449 - Method of adjusting a display position based on user orientation: A method of operating a vehicle's display system is provided, where the system monitors the user's position within the vehicle's seat and automatically adjusts the location of the display to compensate for variations in the size or seating position of the user, thereby helping to alleviate the eye strain, fatigue,... Agent: Atieva, Inc.

20150138450 - Display apparatus and television receiver: The rear cabinet of the television receiver (display apparatus) is constituted by multiple pieces connected with screws. A circumferential part along one side of one piece is overlapped with the other piece to be connected. The other piece is provided with an overlap part overlapped with the inner surface of... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

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