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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/09/2013 > 135 patent applications in 72 patent subcategories.
20130113871 - Tele-presence system with a user interface that displays different communication links: A tele-presence system that includes a remote device coupled to a control station through a communication link. The remote device includes a remote monitor, a remote camera, a remote speaker and a remote microphone. Likewise, the control station includes a station monitor, a station camera, a station speaker and a... Agent: Intouch Technologies, Inc.
20130113872 - Video conference system: An embodiment provides a video conference system including an audio processing unit, a video processing unit and a network processing unit. The audio processing unit encodes an audio signal to an audio stream. The video processing unit encodes a pause image to a first video stream when the video conference... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20130113874 - Bit rate control apparatus and method thereof: A bit rate control apparatus applied in a video conference system is provided. The apparatus has a bit rate recording unit, configured to update a current bit rate; a bit rate reducing unit, configured to receive at least one event parameter and the current bit rate, and determine whether an... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20130113873 - Video conference system: A video conference method, applied to a video conference system in a multi-way conference is provided. The video conference method includes: retrieving a first number of a plurality of terminals of the multi-way conference; determining whether at least one other terminal is requiring to join in on the multi-way conference;... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20130113875 - Stereoscopic panorama image synthesizing device, multi-eye imaging device and stereoscopic panorama image synthesizing method: A method of the subject matter includes: performing projective transform of a plurality of left images and right images acquired from a plurality of stereoscopic images onto an identical projection surface separately; detecting respective corresponding points in overlapping areas between the left images and between the right images; setting a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113876 - Method and device for multi-camera image correction: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and a device for multi-camera image correction. The method for multi-camera image correction includes: acquiring information of independent images that are captured by each camera and have no overlap area or have an overlap area smaller than a threshold; acquiring, according to... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20130113877 - Determining feature vectors for video volumes: b
20130113878 - Methods for interfacing with an interactive application using a controller with an integrated camera: A method for determining a position of a controller in a three-dimensional space is disclosed. One method includes an operation to calibrate a computer program to identify a group of recognized fixed points from a plurality of fixed points within the three-dimensional space using a depth camera integrated with the... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
20130113884 - Enhancement methods for sampled and multiplexed image and video data: Enhancement methods for sampled and multiplexed image and video data are described. Each component picture is separately processed either after de-multiplexing or on the fly. Processing and de-multiplexing can be combined in a single joint step. The methods apply to both encoding and decoding system and include applications to scalable... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130113880 - High efficiency video coding (hevc) adaptive loop filter: A High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) receiver is provided with a method for adaptive loop filtering. The receiver accepts digital information representing an image, and adaptive loop filter (ALF) parameters with no DC coefficient of weighting. The image is reconstructed using the digital information and estimates derived from the digital... Agent:
20130113879 - Multi-depth adaptation for video content: A method and system for transmitting and viewing video content is described. In one aspect a plurality of versions of 3D video content may be generated. Each version of the 3D video content may include a different viewing depth profile for the 3D video content. Data representative of a viewing... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20130113883 - Receiving device and output method: In order to prevent abnormal video output at the time of switching between a 2D program and a 3D program in a digital broadcasting receiving device, disclosed is a receiving device provided with a receiving unit for receiving a program content including video information, and identification information including information for... Agent:
20130113881 - Reducing disparity and depth ambiguity in three-dimensional (3d) images: A method for three dimensional (3D) image processing is provided that includes receiving an image, wherein each location in the image includes a value indicative of a depth of a pixel in a scene and wherein each value has an associated confidence measure, determining whether each similarity region of a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130113882 - Video coding system and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a video coding system includes: receiving a video bitstream; identifying a syntax type of the video bitstream; extracting a video syntax from the video bitstream for the syntax type; and forming a video stream based on the video syntax for displaying on a device.... Agent:
20130113886 - 3d image photographing apparatus and method: A three-dimensional (3D) image photographing apparatus including: an image sensor; a 3D shutter which is disposed on the light path of the image light and comprises a first opening and a second opening, and which sequentially executes a first operation of passing a first image light by opening only the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130113887 - Apparatus and method for measuring 3-dimensional interocular crosstalk: An apparatus and method for measuring 3-dimensional (3D) interocular crosstalk is disclosed. A light sensor detects luminance of a stereoscopic image displayed in a display and outputs a luminance value indicating the detected luminance. A controller calculates 3D interocular crosstalk based on a gray difference and a residual luminance ratio.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130113888 - Device, method and program for determining obstacle within imaging range during imaging for stereoscopic display: An obstacle determining unit obtains predetermined index values for each of subranges of each imaging range of each imaging unit, compares the index values of the subranges at mutually corresponding positions in the imaging ranges of the different imaging units, and if a difference between the index values in the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113885 - Three-dimensional imaging using a single camera: The attenuation and other optical properties of a medium are exploited to measure a thickness of the medium between a sensor and a target surface. Disclosed herein are various mediums, arrangements of hardware, and processing techniques that can be used to capture these thickness measurements and obtain three-dimensional images of... Agent:
20130113890 - 3d location sensing system and method: A 3-dimensional (3D) location sensing system and method. The 3D location sensing system includes: an emitter which emits light including a plurality of markers onto an object; two or more photographing units which sense the light reflected from the object to respectively sense one or more markers; and a controller... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130113891 - Parallax scanning methods for stereoscopic three-dimensional imaging: A method of using two parallax scanning lenses to capture left and right points of view for stereoscopic three-dimensional display. The method includes establishing first and second parallax scanning points of view and overlapping fields of view of a subject volume including a region of interest. The method includes reading... Agent:
20130113889 - Stereo image capturing device: A stereo image capturing device includes two image capturing modules, an image processing unit, a memory and a processor for respectively storing and executing the image processing unit. Each image capturing module includes a liquid crystal lens, a voltage drive chip, and an image sensor. The image processing unit includes... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130113893 - Stereoscopic measurement system and method: A stereoscopic measurement system captures stereo images and determines measurement information for user-designated points within stereo images. The system comprises an image capture device for capturing stereo images of an object. A processing system communicates with the capture device to receive stereo images. The processing system displays the stereo images... Agent: Matrix Electronic Measuring Properties, LLC
20130113892 - Three-dimensional image display device, three-dimensional image display method and recording medium: Among objects located more frontward than a main object, an object having a disparity vector having magnitude of a predetermined threshold value or more determined as a target object. A background image for an image for right-eye is extracted from an image for left-eye, and is combined with the image... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113894 - Variable 3-d camera assembly for still photography: The embodiments herein provide a variable three-dimensional camera assembly for still photography. The assembly consists of a housing to encase two cameras for capturing and projecting left and right eye views. The telescopically movable arms are fixed to the housing and fixed with two objectives. The arms are moved manually... Agent:
20130113895 - 3d image reproduction apparatus, and parallax adjustment method of the same, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and image capture device: When there is no parallax data for a video image overall nor is there parallax data for a main imaging subject but there is image capture condition data (100 to 110), an image capture device detects a main imaging subject (114) and computes parallax from the detected position of the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113896 - Estimation of defocused reflectance maps for the robust determination of \"shape from focus\" in microscopic images: Method for compensating illumination deficiencies in microscopic “shape from focus (SFF)”, wherein firstly the reflectance of the scene is estimated by way of a projector-camera system and then microscopic “shape from focus (SFF)” is applied to a stack of reflectance maps rather than to the original image data.... Agent: Alicona Imaging Gmbh
20130113898 - Image capturing apparatus: Disclosed is an image capturing apparatus which is capable of obtaining a three-dimensional image in either a vertical or horizontal position. The image capturing apparatus is provided with two imaging elements, and an image processing portion which uses the images imaged by the imaging elements to generate a three-dimensional image.... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113897 - Process and arrangement for determining the position of a measuring point in geometrical space: The computerised determination of the position of a measuring point M to be surveyed in three-dimensional space requires two reference points PI and PII with known space coordinates, a digital video camera with an image-capturing sensor and a computer with a screen. The camera is positioned at reference point PI.... Agent:
20130113899 - Video processing device and video processing method: A video processing device has a viewer detector to recognize a face of a viewer using a video shot by a camera in order to acquire position information of the viewer, a subscreen display controller to superimpose a live video shot by the camera on a part of a display... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130113900 - Viewing system and viewing method: A viewing system is disclosed, comprising: a detector of electromagnetic radiation (EMR); and a control system connected to receive signals from the detector, and configured to identify an image locator, disposed within a field of view of the detector in use, and select for detection by the detector the image... Agent:
20130113901 - Playback device, compound-eye image pickup device, playback method and non-transitory computer readable medium: There is provided: a CPU that, in at least one case among a case in which fluctuation of a fixed interval in the acquired parallax amount is greater than a predetermined value, and a case in which the parallax amount reaches a predetermined allowed limit value, or a case in... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113902 - Reminding method for daily life management: A reminding method of daily life management adapted for an electronic device configured with an imaging unit, a character recognizing unit, a database, and a processing unit, is disclosed, which comprises the steps of: using the imaging unit to capture an image of an object; enabling the character recognizing unit... Agent: Inventec Corporation
20130113903 - Image magnification method and apparatus: A magnifying method is provided in which a mobile communication device is configured to: decrease an active resolution of an imaging module of the mobile communication device while imaging an item; process the decreased active resolution being output by the imaging module to produce a magnified image of the portion... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130113905 - Image processing device, image processing method, machine readable recording medium, endoscope system: An image processing device for processing image information including light reception value information obtained by imaging an inside of a living body includes: a distance information obtainment unit that obtains, at a bright region in the image information, information on a distance to a surface of the living body on... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130113904 - System and method for multiple viewing-window display of computed spectral images: Method and Systems are provided for presenting in-vivo image data. In order to increase the efficiency of viewing computed spectral sequences, the computed spectral sequences are generated according to a set of spectral patterns and the multiple computed spectral sequences are displayed using multiple display windows on one or more... Agent: Capso Vision, Inc.
20130113906 - Endoscope system, processor device thereof, and method for displaying oxygen saturation level: In a special mode, an internal body portion is imaged under a first white light beam to obtain a first frame composed of blue, green, and red signals. Sequentially, the body portion is imaged under a second white light beam to obtain a second frame composed of blue, green, and... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113907 - Fluorescence observation apparatus: Provided is a fluorescence observation apparatus including an illumination unit that irradiates an object with illumination light and excitation light; a fluorescence-image acquisition unit that captures an image of the fluorescence generated by the object, thereby acquiring a fluorescence image; a return-light-image acquisition unit that captures an image of the... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130113908 - Image processing device and image processing method: Provided is an image processing device including an illuminating portion that irradiates a subject with illumination light and excitation light; a fluorescence image-acquisition portion that acquires a fluorescence image by capturing fluorescence generated at the subject; a return-light image-acquisition portion that acquires a return-light image by capturing return light returning... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130113910 - Driving assistant system and method having warning function for risk level: A driving assistant system and method having a warning function for alerting a driver of a risk level, which synthetically determines a running speed of a vehicle, a driver's inattention, a road condition, and the like and provides a warning corresponding to a degree of risk (risk level) to the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130113909 - Surgical light and video control system and method of use: A system for illuminating and recording an image of an operative field during a medical procedure is presented. The system includes a first light source assembly, a second light source assembly, and a controller. The first and second light source assemblies include a light source operable to illuminate the operative... Agent:
20130113911 - Illumination device and observation system: An illumination device and an observation system capable of outputting light having a continuous spectrum and high color rendering properties are provided. Employed is an illumination device including a first light source that emits first-wavelength-band light having a first wavelength band of violet color; a second light source that emits... Agent:
20130113912 - Waterproof camera: 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.
20130113915 - Method and system for position control based on automated defect detection feedback: A computer program product and method for performing position control on device members that have been identified as defective. The method may include providing a storage medium that stores data and programs used in processing images and a processing unit that processes the images, receiving, by the processing unit from... Agent: Pratt & Whitney
20130113914 - System and method for automated borescope inspection user interface: A system and method for improving human-machine interface while performing automated defect detection is disclosed. The system and method may include an image capture device for capturing and transmitting data of an object, performing automated analysis of the data and reviewing results of the automated analysis by a human inspector... Agent: Pratt & Whitney
20130113913 - System and method for data-driven automated borescope inspection: A system and method for performing automated defect detection of blades within an engine is disclosed. The system and method may include an image capture device capable of capturing and transmitting images of a plurality of blades of an engine, creating a normal blade model of an undamaged one of... Agent: Pratt & Whitney
20130113916 - System and method for multiple simultaneous automated defect detection: A system and method for performing automated defect detection using multiple image capture devices is disclosed. The system and method may include providing a plurality of image capture devices, the plurality of image capture devices capturing and transmitting a plurality of images of an object. The system and method may... Agent: Pratt & Whitney
20130113917 - Cigarette inspection apparatus: An image of the filter end faces of a bundle of cigarettes arranged side by side with axes thereof paralleled is acquired as an inspection image, and the diameters of the individual cigarettes of the bundle in the inspection image are obtained and compared with normal diameters associated with the... Agent: Japan Tobacco Inc.
20130113918 - Multi-chromatic imaging system and method: An imaging system for and method of imaging product in a product flow (F), the system comprising: an illumination unit for illuminating product in the product flow with illumination at first and second, different wavelengths or ranges of different wavelengths; a detector unit (15) for detecting reflected illumination from product... Agent: Buhler Sortex Ltd
20130113919 - High resolution autofocus inspection system: An inspection device comprises a camera assembly including an objective lens that captures and collimates light associated with an object being inspected, an image forming lens that forms an image of the object based on the collimated light, and a camera that renders the image. The camera assembly defines a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20130113923 - Blind spot detection alert system: A blind spot detection alert system. The system comprises two image capturing modules, a processing module, a first display module and a second display module. The two image capturing modules capture a right image and a left image respectively. The first display module is disposed on the right of the... Agent: Altek Autotronics Corp.
20130113926 - Detecting device for detecting icing by image and detecting method thereof: A detecting device for detecting icing by an image includes an image acquiring system (1-A) and an image processing system (2-A). The image acquiring system (1-A) can acquire an image of an object's surface. The image processing system (2-A) can analyze the image and obtain an icing condition of the... Agent: Commercial Aircraft Corporation Of China, Ltd
20130113920 - Determining position in a projection capture system: In one example, a projection capture system includes: a visible light projector to project a pattern on to a surface of a GUI control object placed on or above a work surface; a visible light camera to capture an image of the pattern projected on to the surface of the... Agent:
20130113921 - Hadamard enhanced sensors: A method for increasing the pixel count delivered from a plurality of light detectors when scanning an object that includes positioning a mask, having a plurality of two dimensional Walsh-Hadamard filter patterns, in front of a plurality of light detectors to control the passage of light through the mask filter... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130113922 - Plant image capture device and image capture method thereof: A plant image capture device and a method thereof are provided. A first mirror is disposed at a side of an image measurement position, so as to generate an mirror image of a plant disposed on the image measurement position; a first image capture device obtains at least one image... Agent:
20130113924 - Plant observation device and method: A plant observation device measures the growing state of a plant placed in a measurement area and the growth environment in the measurement area while moving within the measurement area where the plant is cultivated. The quantity of light is measured during growth environment measurement, and a light transmitting state... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130113925 - Spatial phase shifting interferometer using multi wavelength: Provided is a spatial phase shifting interferometer using a multi wavelength. More particularly, provided is a spatial phase shifting interferometer using a multi wavelength capable of more rapidly measuring a precise shape of a measurement object by simultaneously oscillating laser having different wavelengths and passing oscillated laser through a beam... Agent:
20130113927 - Light projector and vision system for distance determination: A light projector comprises a stack of layered planar optical elements where the stack comprises a group (103) of planar optical elements (107-111) arranged to provide a plurality of light patterns. The stack may specifically comprise a group of transparent layers having opaque patterns such that light propagating through the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130113928 - Computerized system and method for monitoring a door of a facility from afar: A dual-communication mode door monitoring system operative in conjunction with a computer network and a cellular network, the system comprising sensory apparatus for collecting data regarding at least one event in which a visitor has come to a door of a monitored facility, the sensory apparatus having a wireless link... Agent:
20130113933 - Dietary assessment system and method: The present system and method provides a more precise way to record food and beverage intake than traditional methods. The present disclosure provides custom software for use in mobile computing devices that include a digital camera. Photos captured by mobile digital devices are analyzed with image processing and comparisons to... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation
20130113931 - Method for determining hand hygiene compliance: A hand hygiene compliance benchmark is determined for a target institution based on observations of hand hygiene opportunities in a studied institution and relationships between the number of observed hand hygiene opportunities and characteristics of the studied institution. The benchmark for the target institution is determined based on target institution... Agent: Deb Group Ltd.
20130113934 - Monitoring system and monitoring method: It is an object of the present invention to provide a monitoring system that captures and inputs video images of a crowd with a surveillance camera for detecting normal and/or various abnormal states. The monitoring system (MS) comprises: a video image input means (1) that captures and inputs the video... Agent: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
20130113930 - Real time physical asset inventory management through triangulation of video data capture event detection and database interrogation: A surveillance system monitors a monitored vessel containing hidden resources. When activity is determined as occurring within a vicinity of the monitored vessel, an alert is issued to monitoring personnel. Personnel can then obtain a current image of the hidden resource within the monitored vessel. Upon receiving the current image... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130113929 - Systems and methods for surgical procedure safety: The systems and methods describe herein can track instruments or tools with one or more cameras adapted to view predetermined areas. A memory unit stores video from the one or more cameras. A recognition unit is adapted to recognize identities and positions of instruments or tools in images produced by... Agent:
20130113932 - Video imagery-based sensor: A sensing device includes: a video imager to obtain a video; a processing unit to receive and process the video from the video imager; and a communication channel to output non-imagery signals.... Agent: Objectvideo, Inc.
20130113935 - Active vision system with subliminally steered and modulated lighting: An active vision system includes an image capture device for capturing images in a region exterior of a vehicle and a headlamp control unit for controlling a vehicle headlamp beam for illuminating an environment exterior of a vehicle. The headlamp control unit is configured to selectively illuminate between making a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130113937 - Entry control point device, system and method: The present invention provides an entry control device, system and method which can recognize a vehicle by its undercarriage image only. The present invention compares a new vehicle undercarriage image with those stored in a reference database to facilitate the automatic search of a vehicle's undercarriage. The present invention can... Agent:
20130113936 - Method and system for managing a parking lot based on intelligent imaging: To manage a plurality of parking spaces, one or more images are acquired, with each parking space appearing in at least one image. Periodically acquired images of occupancy and identity are used in directing a customer to a parked vehicle. Periodically acquired images of just occupancy are used in controlling... Agent: Park Assist LLC.
20130113938 - Ultrasonic observation apparatus, operation method of the same, and computer readable recording medium: An apparatus includes a unit that analyzes frequencies of an ultrasonic wave at a plurality of points to calculate a frequency spectrum of the points; a unit that approximates a portion included in a frequency band between a first frequency and a second frequency larger than the first frequency, by... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130113939 - Gas visualization arrangements, devices, and methods: Gas visualization in an image depicting a scene, for an example embodiment comprises capturing a first IR image depicting the scene at a first time instance and a second IR image depicting the scene at a second time instance; performing image processing operations on image data derived from said first... Agent: Flir Systems Ab
20130113940 - Imaging device and subject detection method: An imaging device includes a first detection part which detects one or more subjects in an image captured by the image capturing part capturing an image continuously; a second detection part which follows the one or more subjects detected; and a system control part which includes a setting part setting... Agent:
20130113941 - Tracking apparatus and tracking method: The tracking target subject specifying unit specifies a tracking target subject in image data. The first tracking position detection unit detects first characteristic information from the image data and set a first candidate tracking position based on the first characteristic information. The second tracking position detection unit detects second characteristic... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130113942 - Calibrating a one-dimensional coded light 3d acquisition system: A camera intrinsic calibration may be performed using an object geometry. An intrinsic camera matrix may then be recovered. A homography is fit between object and camera coordinate systems. View transformations are finally recovered.... Agent:
20130113945 - Handle: A handle for a surgical light includes a housing that is not completely electromagnetically shielded. An HD camera, an image processing device, a compression device, a radio transmission device, and at least one antenna capable of transmitting a compressed HD video signal are disposed within the housing.... Agent:
20130113947 - Image capture device: An image capture device has a first image transfer method for storing a captured digital image on a storage medium and transferring the digital image to a communication device, and a second image transfer method for storing the digital image on the storage medium, reading the digital image from the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113948 - Memory card and method for initiation of storage and wireless transceiving of data: Disclosed is a memory card having a central processor, a wireless transceiver module operatively connected to the central processor, a storage module operatively connected to the central processor, and a movement sensor operatively connected to the central processor. The movement sensor is configured to provide operational signals to the central... Agent: T-data Systems (s) Ptd Ltd.
20130113944 - Memory card with wireless communication function, method of operating memory card with wireless communication function, non-transitory computer-readable device, digital camera, and method of operating digital camera: A memory card with a wireless communication function may include a card interface (I/F) unit, a storage unit configured to store processing content information when the processing content information indicating processing content has been input from the host equipment to the card I/F unit; a wireless communication unit; a processing... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130113946 - System and method for accessing and utilizing ancillary data with an electronic camera device: A system and method for accessing and utilizing ancillary data with an electronic camera device includes a data source that stores various selectable ancillary data files such as image template files, text overlay files, image background files, and special program instruction files. The data source may be implemented in any... Agent:
20130113943 - System and method for searching for text and displaying found text in augmented reality: A system and a method for searching for text in one or more images are provided. The method, performed by a computing device, comprises receiving an input. The computing device generates a search parameter from the input, the search parameter comprising the text. Optical character recognition is applied to the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130113949 - Control apparatus, image capture apparatus, control method for image capture apparatus, and storage medium: A control apparatus includes an independently exchangeable first circuit board that has an electric component and a non-volatile first storage unit; a second circuit board that has an electric component, a non-volatile second storage unit, and a third storage unit; and a controller that accumulates and stores information corresponding to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113950 - Apparatus and method for generating motion blur in mobile terminal: An apparatus and a method for generating a motion blur in a mobile terminal are provided. It is determined whether motion halting occurs during video shooting. If the motion halting occurs, a motion vector of each block between first and second consecutive images where the motion halting has occurred is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130113952 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition part acquiring a subject image obtained by capturing an image of a subject; an image analysis part analyzing an image capturing aspect of the subject in the subject image acquired by the image acquisition part; and a comment determination... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130113955 - Method for controlling mobile terminal status and mobile terminal: The present invention discloses a method for controlling mobile terminal status and a mobile terminal, which relate to the field of portable electronic devices, and solve the problem in the prior art where the mobile terminal cannot identify an input instruction obtained due to a non-manual operation and therefore fails... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20130113953 - Method for operating an image-processing device and a corresponding image-processing device: The invention pertains to a method for operating an image-processing device in which an image signal on which a noise signal is superimposed is digitally transmitted between a transmitter and at least one receiver, and in which the image signal comprises a timed sequence of images, each containing its own... Agent:
20130113954 - Method for operating an image-processing device and a corresponding image-processing device: The invention pertains to a method for operating an image-processing device, in which an image signal is digitally transmitted between a transmitter and at least one receiver, and in which the image signal comprises a timed sequence of images. An alternating signal which alternates at a signal alternation frequency is... Agent:
20130113951 - Video camera: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue and red image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in... Agent: Red.com, Inc.
20130113958 - Color image sensor array with color crosstalk test patterns: An integrated circuit comprises a semiconductor substrate and a color image sensor array on the substrate. The color image sensor array has a first configuration of color pixels for collecting color image data, and at least one crosstalk test pattern on the substrate proximate the color image sensor array. The... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130113957 - Digital photographing apparatus: A digital photographing apparatus including: a display unit for displaying a captured image; a position setting unit for setting a position on the display unit; an area setting unit for setting an area based on the position set by the position setting unit; a photometry unit for measuring luminance of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130113956 - Face detection and tracking: Methods and systems for face detection and tracking using an image-based capture device are disclosed herein. The method includes generating a depth image of a scene, generating a mask image from the depth image, and detecting a position of a face of a user in the scene using the mask... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130113959 - Anti-flicker camera and image capture method thereof: Anti-flicker camera and image capture method are disclosed. According to the disclosed method, exposure integrals of different lines of an image sensed by a camera device are calculated. The exposure integrals are compared with reference exposure integrals of the plurality of lines, respectively, to calculate exposure integral offsets for the... Agent: Silicon Motion, Inc.
20130113960 - Electronic camera with self-adjusting flash and image-capture sensitivity: An electronic camera includes: an image-capturing unit with variable image-capturing sensitivity, which captures an image of a subject through a photographic lens; a brightness detection unit that detects subject brightness; an exposure calculation unit that executes an exposure calculation by using the image-capturing sensitivity set at the image-capturing unit and... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130113961 - Portable movement capture device and method of finite element analysis: A portable movement capture device is described. The portable movement capture device includes one or more cameras that capture high-speed video or still images of a player performing a sports activity. In one embodiment, the sports activity is a golf swing of a golfer. The portable movement capture device is... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20130113962 - Image processing method for producing background blurred image and image capturing device thereof: An image processing method for producing background blurred image and an image capturing device thereof are provided. The image processing method for producing background blurred image includes following steps. First, a plurality of live-view images are continuously captured on a subject and a target image is captured. Next, a geometric... Agent: Altek Corporation
20130113963 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing method includes a restore step of performing blur restoration for image data, an acquisition step of acquiring image-related information stored together with the image data, and an extraction step of extracting the range of object distances at which the blur restoration is performed, based on the image-related... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113964 - Solid state imaging device and method of manufacturing the same: According to one embodiment, a pixel detecting light having the longest wavelength in a picture element includes a protective film which is disposed on a photodiode at a surface side facing a light incident surface of a semiconductor substrate and a first diffraction grating portion which is disposed on the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130113965 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes a solid-state imaging device that has a plurality of pairs of a first photoelectric conversion element and a second photoelectric conversion element, which have different spectral sensitivity characteristics, respectively. A wavelength range where the first photoelectric conversion element of each pair mainly has a spectral sensitivity... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113966 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus has a plurality of pixels and an amplifying unit (300) for amplifying signals of the plurality of pixels. The plurality of pixels have imaging pixels and focus detecting pixels. The amplifying unit amplifies the signals of the imaging pixels at a first gain and amplifies the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113967 - Apparatus comprising image sensor array having global shutter shared by a plurality of pixels: There is set forth herein in one embodiment an image sensor array including a global shutter shared by first and second pixels. The global shutter can include a charge storage area having an associated shield for reducing charge build up on the charge storage area attributable to incident light rays.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Doing Business As (d.b.a.) Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
20130113968 - Optical isolation of optically black pixels in image sensors: Optical isolation is provided for optically black pixels in image sensors. Image sensors, such as backside illumination (BSI) image sensors, may have an active pixel array and an array having optically black pixels. Isolation structures such as a metal wall may be formed in a dielectric stack between an active... Agent:
20130113970 - Method for stroboscopically examining repeating processes and arrangement for performing said method: Apparatus for examining vocal folds and a method for operating said arrangement that avoid the large fluctuations in the image brightness of the camera system and thus the flickering, which is unpleasant for the user, is provided. The apparatus comprises a stroboscopic light source, a camera control unit having a... Agent: Xion Gmbh
20130113969 - Method, apparatus and system for providing improved full well capacity in an image sensor pixel: Techniques and mechanisms for improving full well capacity for pixel structures in an image sensor. In an embodiment, a first pixel structure of the image sensor includes an implant region, where a skew of the implant region corresponds to an implant angle, and a second pixel structure of the image... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20130113971 - Solid-state image sensor and image capture device including the sensor: In an embodiment, an image sensor includes pixels arranged in columns and rows, read signal lines connected to pixels arranged in the row direction. Each pixel is read in either a first exposure time or in a second exposure time shorter than the first exposure time. Each of a first... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130113972 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion layer, a MOS transistor circuit. The photoelectric conversion layer is formed over a semiconductor substrate. The MOS transistor circuit reads out a signal corresponding to charges generated in the photoelectric conversion layer and then collected, and that is formed in the semiconductor... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113973 - Adaptive brightness control of head mounted display: A technique for adaptive brightness control of an eyepiece of a head mounted display (“HMD”) includes displaying a computer generated image (“CGI”) to an eye of a user from a viewing region of the eyepiece of the HMD. Image data is captured from an ambient environment surrounding the HMD. A... Agent: Google Inc.
20130113974 - Display control apparatus and method for mobile device: An apparatus and a method for controlling a display of a mobile device are provided. The method includes identifying a resolution of video data to be displayed in a video display mode, retrieving brightness control data corresponding to the identified resolution from a memory unit that stores a plurality of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130113976 - Imaging lens, imaging apparatus and portable terminal device: An imaging lens is provided and includes: in order from the object side, a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having a negative refractive power; a third lens having a concave surface on the image side near the optical axis and having a positive refractive power;... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113977 - Camera body and imaging device: A camera body (3) includes a display unit (20) and a body microcomputer (10). The display unit (20) is able to display a zoom display bar (105) that expresses the focal length of the optical system (L). The body microcomputer (10) controls the display unit (20) so that the direction... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130113975 - Projector image correction method and system: Disclosed is a projector image correction method and system that actively modifies a projected image based on observed distortions in the reflected image from the projection surface. The method and system utilize a projector for displaying an image or motion picture on a screen, a camera for capturing the projection... Agent:
20130113978 - Adjustable lens structure: An adjustable lens structure includes a lens housing, a lens module, a rotatable lens seat, and a shifting apparatus. The lens housing has a front housing and a top housing located behind the front housing. The front housing is a hollow cylinder and the rotatable lens seat is placed inside... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130113979 - Imaging unit: An imaging unit includes an incident-side optical system; an incident-side prism including a first incident surface which is orthogonal to the optical axis of the incident-side optical system, a first reflecting surface and a first exit surface; an exit-side prism including a second incident surface, a second reflecting surface and... Agent: Hoya Corporation
20130113984 - Image pickup apparatus, semiconductor integrated circuit and image pickup method: An image pickup device disclosed by this application includes an image pickup element; a lens optical system including a focus lens; a driving section for driving one of the image pickup element and the focus lens so as to change a distance between the image pickup element and the focus... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130113982 - Image pickup element and image pickup device: An image pickup element includes a light-receiving portion having a matrix arrangement formed by disposing first-direction arrays, each having photoelectric conversion portions arranged in a first direction with a predetermined gap maintained therebetween, in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and micro-lenses provided above the light-receiving portion. A... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130113983 - Imaging device and camera: A camera body including a mirror controller configured to retract the reflecting mirror out of the optical path of the optical system when the reflecting mirror is in the first state of being in the optical path of the optical system and the moving picture photography mode is selected, in... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130113981 - Light field camera image, file and configuration data, and methods of using, storing and communicating same: A method for acquiring, generating, and/or outputting image data comprises (i) acquiring light field data representative of a scene, (ii) acquiring configuration data representative of how light rays optically propagate through a device, (iii) generating image data using the light field data and the configuration data, wherein the image data... Agent: Lytro, Inc.
20130113980 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens including, in order from object side to image side: a first positive lens unit which does not move for zooming; a second negative lens unit which moves during zooming; a third positive lens unit which moves during zooming; a fourth lens unit which moves during zooming; and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113985 - Imaging apparatus including zoom lens, focus lens and focus driver: An imaging apparatus includes a zoom lens, a focus lens, a focus driver for moving the focus lens, a zoom position detector for detecting a position of the zoom lens, a focus position detector for detecting a position of the focus lens, a storing unit for storing the positions of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130113987 - Focus detection apparatus and image pickup apparatus: The focus detection apparatus includes an image pickup part (101-107) including first and second pixels photoelectrically converting first and second images formed by light fluxes passing through different pupil area of an image-forming optical system to produce first and second image signals, a first signal processor (121) performing a first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113986 - Lens driving device and lens driving method thereof: A lens driving device and a lens driving method thereof The lens driving device comprises an image sensing element used to sense an image of an image pickup target; a focus lens group used to change a focus point of the image; a direct current motor used to drive and... Agent: Altek Corporation
20130113988 - Flash system for multi-aperture imaging: A method and a system for forming an image of a scene are provided. The method includes capturing an image of the scene by exposing an image sensor to radiation from one part of the EM spectrum using one aperture and to radiation from another part of the EM spectrum... Agent: Dual Aperture, Inc.
20130113989 - Video processing apparatus and method for simultaneously displaying a plurality of video signals on display device: A video processing apparatus includes decoding circuit, setting circuit, processing circuit, first buffer, second buffer, and display unit. The decoding circuit generates a plurality of decoded video signals. The setting circuit selects a main decoded video signal and at least one sub-decoded video signal from the decoded video signals. The... Agent: Mediatek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
20130113990 - Document scanner: A document scanner comprises first and second image sensor units (30,32), each having an array of electromagnetic radiation detectors (44) situated adjacent circuitry (42) for operating the detectors. A scanning mechanism (70,72,76,78,80) causes relative movement between the detectors and a document to cause the detectors to scan the document along... Agent: Colortrac Limited
20130113991 - Apparatus for transceiving point to point moving signal reception high channel using horizontal blanking interval and method for executing the apparatus: Provided are a method and apparatus for transceiving an asymmetric point-to-point moving signal and securing an uplink channel using a horizontal blanking interval (HBI) in which a video signal transceiving apparatus can combine a plurality of HBIs and a plurality of active lines (ALs) into a single section, and when... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130113992 - Methods of generating a pixel clock signal from a transmission clock signal and related data transmission methods for multimedia sources: Methods of generating a pixel clock signal for a multimedia source are provided in which a transmission clock signal having a first frequency is generated from a reference clock signal that has a second frequency. The generated transmission clock signal is multiplied by a multiple to generate the pixel clock... Agent:
20130113993 - Method and system for user interface for interactive devices using a mobile device: A software application and system that enables point-and-click interaction with a TV screen. The application determines geocode positioning information for a handheld device, and uses that data to create a virtual pointer for a television display or interactive device. Some embodiments utilize motion sensing and touchscreen input for gesture recognition... Agent: Remote Telepointer, LLC
20130113994 - Method and apparatus for determining type of video signal to be output: A method for determining a type of video signal to be output is provided. The method includes: respectively extracting detection signals in video signals in different video output interface modes; respectively converting the extracted detection signal into a direct current voltage signal; and respectively comparing the direct current voltage signal... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20130113995 - Digital broadcast receiver unit: Digital broadcast receiving apparatus including: a receiver receiving at least three different video programs in one transport stream, including a plurality of different video signal formats having different combination of scan lines and scan method; an isolator to isolate a video signal; a decoder to decode the video signal; a... Agent:
20130113996 - Method of picture-in-picture for multimedia applications: A method and a device for preparing a media stream containing more than one component stream for picture-in-picture applications are described along with the corresponding method and device for rendering the media stream in a picture-in-picture mode. The invention allows for live and dynamic picture-in-picture rendering of the component streams... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130113997 - Display device, driving device for display device, and driving method thereof: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a first horizontal line having a first sequence of colored pixels, and a second horizontal line having a second sequence of colored pixels. The display device also includes a signal controller for detecting a first input video signal and a second... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
20130113998 - Device for outputting luminance signal: A device for outputting a luminance signal is disclosed. The device includes a chrominance judgment unit, a field observation unit, and an output unit. The chrominance judgment unit and the field observation unit are used to determine whether a 3D luminance signal is affected. The output unit outputs a resultant... Agent: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
20130113999 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for detecting scene changes in a video: A method, system and computer-readable media for detecting scene changes in a video that includes providing by one or more computing devices a plurality of passes through the video where a plurality of detected scenes from a first pass in a conventional method are identified and a second pass through... Agent: Infosys Technologies, Ltd.
20130114000 - Systems, apparatus and methods for mapping between video ranges of image data and display: Systems, apparatus and methods are provided to map a video range of image data to the video range of a display. Embodiments apply a weighted combination of values in input image data streams to generate image data having a range which matches the display capabilities. The weighted combination may be... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130114001 - Method and apparatus for receiving and transmitting broadcast signals: A broadcasting transmitting/receiving apparatus and a control method thereof are disclosed. The broadcasting transmitting/receiving apparatus includes: a signal receiving unit which receives a digital TV signal; a first signal processing unit which acquires video and/or audio from the received digital TV signal; a second signal processing unit which generates an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130114002 - Estimating quality of a video signal: Method, device and computer program product for estimating quality of a video signal, wherein frames of the video signal are received at receiving means of the device, each frame comprising a plurality of blocks of pixels. A section of a first frame of the video signal, which is correctly received,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130114004 - Device for displaying products having a generic screen base with an interchangeable top display: A device for displaying products includes a monitor screen for displaying images with a perpendicular base and a display member configured to be detachably mounted on the monitor screen and base. The display member includes a frame having an aperture sized to match a screen of the monitor screen; and... Agent: International Visual Corporation Inc.
20130114005 - Display: This display includes a display portion including a light source and a reflective sheet and a frame-shaped support portion supporting the reflective sheet of the display portion from a rear surface side opposite to a display screen side. The frame-shaped support portion includes a first frame component member and a... Agent:
20130114003 - Display device and television apparatus: A display device includes a display panel, a rear metal member and a resin frame. The rear metal member is disposed on a rear side of the display device relative to the display panel in a first direction. The rear metal member is arranged along a side portion of the... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.05/02/2013 > 168 patent applications in 82 patent subcategories.
20130106975 - Mobile group conferencing with portable devices: A master device (e.g., a laptop) controls a videoconference connection with a far-end and acts as a controller for slave devices in a group. The master establishes the connection with the far-end using a wide area network and connects with the slaves using a Wi-Fi connection of a local area... Agent: Polycom, Inc.
20130106979 - Image capturing for video conference system: A video conference system built in an internet protocol (IP) network is provided. The system has a multimedia capturing unit, a DECT telephone, and a video conference terminal apparatus. The DECT telephone is utilized to perform video conferencing with the video conference terminal apparatus by receiving and transmitting sounds. The... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20130106977 - Pairing devices in conference using ultrasonic beacon: A videoconferencing system has a videoconferencing unit that use portable devices as peripherals for the system. The portable devices obtain near-end audio and send the audio to the videoconferencing unit via a wireless connection. In turn, the videoconferencing unit sends the near-end audio from the loudest portable device along with... Agent: Polycom, Inc.
20130106976 - Portable devices as videoconferencing peripherals: A videoconferencing system has a videoconferencing unit that use portable devices as peripherals for the system. The portable devices obtain near-end audio and send the audio to the videoconferencing unit via a wireless connection. In turn, the videoconferencing unit sends the near-end audio from the loudest portable device along with... Agent: Polycom, Inc.
20130106980 - Synchronizing video and audio over heterogeneous transports: Techniques to synchronize video data and audio data of a video-call over heterogeneous communications transports are disclosed. A transmitting client device adds synchronization indicia for a first communications transport to the video data and synchronization indicia for a second communications transport to the audio data. A receiving client device receives... Agent: T-mobile Usa, Inc
20130106978 - Video conference system: A video conference system built in an internet protocol (IP) network is provided. The system has: a multimedia capturing unit configured to photograph and output a first video signal; a DECT telephone configured to receive sounds and output a first audio signal; and a video conference terminal apparatus, including: an... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20130106982 - Collaborative conference experience improvement: An example computing device creates a resource module that acquires resource information relating to resources of the computing device and acquire quality of experience information corresponding to a quality of audio, and creates a roster module that displays a participant list including resource information relating to resources of a plurality... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130106981 - Computing device, storage medium, and method for controlling manipulation of the computing device: A method controls manipulation of a computing device. The method turns on a camera device to capture images and gestures of a manipulation owner, analyzes the gestures to get operations to control the computing device using a recognition unit of the computing device, and determines whether an additional participant gets... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130106985 - Automatic identification and representation of most relevant people in meetings: The “relevant” participants for each person in an online meeting may be automatically identified and a personalized view created to dynamically represent these relevant people as the meeting progresses. Relevancy of participants may be determined based on a number of factors and data from a variety of sources at the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130106987 - Method, appratus, and system for implementing videoconferencing application: The present invention provides a method, an apparatus, and a system for implementing a videoconferencing application and relates to the field of communications technologies. The videoconferencing system can provide an application related to the geographic location of each participant, including: obtaining an address of at least one conference site by... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20130106986 - Pointer information processing device, computer-readable recording medium and conference system: A pointer information processing device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor executes a process including acquiring a position of a conference participant in a first image captured toward the conference participant, detecting a light-emitting point of a laser pointer, detecting a radiated point of... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130106984 - Techniques for performing key frame requests in media servers and endpoint devices: Techniques are provided for sending and receiving key frames and key frame request messages. At a video conference bridge, a key frame request message is received from a first endpoint device. The key frame request message comprises a request for a key frame from a second endpoint device. When a... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130106983 - Video display screen with camera position optimized for video conferencing: A video display device adapted for video conferencing where a camera is placed in the line of sight of the screen. If both users of a video conference are using this device, they will look straight at each other and one will appear to be looking directly into the other's... Agent:
20130106989 - Cloud-based interoperability platform for video conferencing: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a distributed video conference system that allows for distributed media routing and contextual provisioning of a conference based upon static and dynamic variables in real-time, moderator control, and/or user control. In embodiments, the distributed video conference system provides a cloud-based interoperability platform that... Agent: Teliris, Inc.
20130106988 - Compositing of videoconferencing streams: Input video streams that are composited video streams for a videoconference are identified. For each of the composited video streams, video images composited to form the composited video streams are identified. A layout for an output composited video stream can be selected, and the output composited video stream representing the... Agent:
20130106993 - Driver assistance system for a vehicle: A driver assistance system suitable for use in a vehicle includes an image capture device having a field of view rearward of the vehicle. The image capture device comprises a CMOS image capture device and is operable to capture image data. A display system displays video images output by the... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20130106992 - Image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, program and recording medium: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device that converts an image entering through a lens system into a captured image; a display unit that displays an image with a first field angle obtained from the captured image that is currently being shot; a moving distance detecting unit that... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130106991 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a first acquisition part acquiring a subject image and first capturing position information indicating an image capturing position of the image; a second acquisition part acquiring a wide range image captured with a visual field in a wider range than that for a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130106990 - Planar panorama imagery generation: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for generating improved planar panorama imagery, which may be used to view street-level, human-scale locations along a desired path, for example. One or more desired objects can be detected in source imagery that may be used to produce the resulting planar panorama... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130106997 - Apparatus and method for generating three-dimension data in portable terminal: A portable terminal for generating and reproducing stereoscopic data is provided. More particularly, an apparatus and method for providing stereoscopic audio by applying a sense of distance to audio data by the use of subject information of image data when generating the stereoscopic data are provided. An apparatus for generating... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130106999 - Auxiliary data in 3d video broadcast: A system for transferring 3D video information has a transmitter (100) to broadcast a signal (104) to a receiver (110). The 3D video information includes auxiliary data for display in an overlay area on the 3D video data, like subtitles. The 3D video data has a left view and a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130106994 - Depth image compression: Depth image compression is described for example, to enable body-part centers of players of a game to be detected in real time from depth images or for other applications such as augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. In an embodiment, depth images which have associated body-part probabilities, are compressed using probability... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130106995 - Display apparatus for vehicle and method of controlling the same: Disclosed herein are a display apparatus for a vehicle and a method of controlling the same. The display apparatus includes: a user interface; a sensing unit providing approaching person information; a display unit; and a controlling unit controlling the display screen of the display unit based on an input through... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130106998 - Systems and methods for multi-layered image and video delivery using reference processing signals: The present disclosure describes a system and method for multi-layered image and video delivery using reference processing signal. A multi-layered encoder and a multi-layered decoder, both comprising at least one enhancement layer processor that uses reference processing and a base layer processor are provided. A multi-layered encoder and a multi-layered... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130106996 - Timing controller with video format conversion, method therefor and display system: A method for a timing controller with video format conversion is provided. The method includes steps of: receiving a control signal indicating a two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) display mode, and outputting a 2D or 3D output video signal in response to the control signal by a timing controller coupled... Agent: Innocom Technology(shenzhen)co., Ltd.
20130107003 - Apparatus and method for reconstructing outward appearance of dynamic object and automatically skinning dynamic object: An apparatus for reconstructing appearance of a dynamic object and automatically skinning the dynamic object, includes an image capturing unit configured to generate a multi-view image and multi-view silhouette information of a dynamic object and a primary globally fitted standard mesh model; and a 3D image reconstruction unit configured to... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130107006 - Constructing a 3-dimensional image from a 2-dimensional image and compressing a 3-dimensional image to a 2-dimensional image: Systems and methods for receiving a blurred two-dimensional image captured using an optic system. The blurred two-dimensional image is deconvoluted using a point spread function for the optic system. A stack of non-blurred two-dimensional images is generated, each non-blurred image having a z-axis coordinate. A three-dimensional image is constructed from... Agent: New York University
20130107007 - Constructing a 3-dimensional image from a 2-dimensional image and compressing a 3-dimensional image to a 2-dimensional image: Systems and methods for receiving a blurred two-dimensional image captured using an optic system. The blurred two-dimensional image is deconvoluted using a point spread function for the optic system. A stack of non-blurred two-dimensional images is generated, each non-blurred image having a z-axis coordinate. A three-dimensional image is constructed from... Agent: New York University
20130107001 - Distance adaptive 3d camera: The present invention relates to a distance adaptive 3D camera capable of photographing a 3D image regardless of a distance to an object, the camera including a guide axis, a driving unit rotating a guide axis, a first camera module unit mounted at the guide axis to photograph a first... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130107005 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus may include a sensor unit which generates both a color image and a depth image. A color-depth time difference correcting unit may correct a mismatching that occurs due to a time difference between a point in time when the color image is generated and a point... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130107002 - Imaging apparatus: The imaging apparatus includes: a multiband image sensor with a light receiving surface which includes two-dimensional arrays of at least three visible light pixels and an infrared pixels, the visible light pixels having sensitivity in different visible light wavelength ranges, the infrared pixels having sensitivity in the infrared wavelength range;... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130107008 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for capturing images: In accordance with various example embodiments, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided. A method comprises facilitating capturing of a first image of a scene from a first position of the apparatus, tracking a movement of the apparatus for facilitating movement of the apparatus from the first position to... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130107000 - Scanning laser time of flight 3d imaging: Laser light pulses are reflected off a scanning mirror. A time-of-flight distance measurement device receives reflected light pulses and determines distances. The light pulses have abrupt changes in amplitude. Reflected pulses are differentiated to reduce sensitivity to amplitude variations. Differentiated pulses may be compressed to keep the receiver from saturating.... Agent: Microvision, Inc.
20130107004 - Strain measurement apparatus, linear expansion coefficient measurement method, and correction coefficient measurement method for temperature distribution detector: A strain measurement apparatus includes: a stereo camera device that produces a first stereo image and a second stereo image of a measurement object; an actual strain calculation portion configured to find a three-dimensional configuration of the measurement object from the first stereo image and the second stereo image to... Agent:
20130107009 - Three-dimensional image pickup apparatus, light-transparent unit, image processing apparatus, and program: A 3D image capture device according to an embodiment includes: a light transmitting section 1 with a transmitting area 1a, of which the spectral transmittance characteristic varies in a first direction; an image sensor 2a which is arranged to receive light that has been transmitted through the light transmitting section... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107012 - Camera module and method for compensating images of the same: Disclosed is a camera module and a method for compensating images of the camera module, the method including: photographing respective images by a main camera mounted with an OIS unit and a sub camera; extracting a first image of a particular subject using the image photographed by the main camera,... Agent:
20130107014 - Image processing device, method, and recording medium thereof: According to a parallax adjustment of a stereoscopic video, an original parallax is prevented from being significantly spoiled. In the present invention, in a case where a parallax width of the stereoscopic video does not conform to an output permissible parallax width, the stereoscopic video is separated into a plurality... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130107011 - Stereo camera module and stereo camera: There is provided a stereo camera module, including: a camera unit including a first camera and a second camera disposed to be separated from each other by a predetermined interval to receive a left image and a right image, respectively; and a correction coefficient storing unit storing a correction coefficient... Agent: Samsung Electromechanics Co., Ltd.
20130107013 - Stereo image capture and processing: Apparatus and systems, as well as methods and articles, may operate to capture a portion of an omniscopic or omni-stereo image using one or more image capture media. The media may be located substantially perpendicular to a converging ray originating at a viewpoint on an inter-ocular circle and having a... Agent: Micoy Corporation
20130107010 - Surface segmentation from rgb and depth images: Surface segmentation from RGB and depth images is described. In one example, a computer receives an image of a scene. The image has pixels which each have an associated color value and an associated depth value representing a distance between from an image sensor to a surface in the scene.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130107015 - Image capture device, player, and image processing method: An image capture device includes: first and second shooting sections, each of which is configured to shoot an image of a subject; a disparity calculating section configured to generate a depth map based on first and second images that have been shot by the first and second shooting sections, respectively;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107017 - Image capturing device and image capturing method: The quality of a planar image is improved while maintaining the parallax of a stereoscopic image. An image capturing device includes an imaging element that performs photoelectric conversion on respective light fluxes passing through different regions of a single pickup lens. The image capturing device includes a neutral density filter... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130107019 - Imaging device, image processing device and image processing method: An imaging device, comprising: a single imaging optical system; an image pickup device; a stereoscopic image generating device configured to generate a stereoscopic image including the first planar image and a second planar image; a parallax amount calculating device configured to calculate a parallax amount in each part of the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130107016 - Scanning 3d imager: A scanning 3D imager for recording images of a scene comprises a light source configured to emit a fan-shaped pulsed light beam with linear cross section, a scanning mirror arranged in the light path of the light beam to guide the light beam into the scene and to successively illuminate... Agent: Iee International Electronics & Engineering S.a.
20130107018 - Stereoscopic image display device, stereoscopic image display method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium: A stereoscopic image display device comprising: a parallax information acquisition device configured to acquire parallax information for each of a plurality of face regions present in different view point images; a display method selection device configured to select a display method of the plurality of face regions; a face region... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130107020 - Image capture device, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, image capture method: A digital camera measures a distance to a subject when an image has been captured from face-on, and also measures a distance to the subject from a current image capture viewpoint. The digital camera displays a warning when these distances to the subject do not match each other. The digital... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130107021 - Interactive reality augmentation for natural interaction: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for interactive reality augmentation, including a 2-dimensional camera (36) and a 3-dimensional camera (38), associated depth projector and content projector (48), and a processor (40) linked to the 3-dimensional camera and the 2-dimensional camera. A depth map of the scene is produced... Agent: Primesense Ltd.
20130107022 - 3d user interface for audio video display device such as tv: Three dimensional AVDD display technology can be used to display user interfaces or elements of user interfaces and can be used in cooperation with one or plural cameras to enable a viewer of the AVDD to “touch” a user interface or part of a user interface presented in three dimensional... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107023 - Contact-less power transmitter and contact-less power transmission system: In a non-contact electric power transmission system that electrically charges a device in a non-contact fashion, a transmitter includes excitation and resonance elements, and transmits power from a specified storage pocket under a control signal from a transmission controller. The transmission controller, upon insertion of an object being detected, uses... Agent:
20130107024 - Light-field display: A light-field display is provided that renders a light-field at one or more viewing apertures through a microlens array. The light-field display includes a display such as a monitor that is positioned behind the microlens array. The monitor and the microlens array are positioned so that light emitted from a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130107025 - Endoscopic image pickup unit: An endoscopic image pickup unit includes: a first fixed lens frame which holds a first objective lens group; a second fixed lens frame which, being fitted over the first fixed lens frame, holds a second objective lens group; a movable lens frame which, being installed in the second fixed lens... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130107027 - Control and monitoring device for vehicle:
20130107028 - Microphone device, microphone system and method for controlling a microphone device: There is provided a microphone device comprising a camera having a field of vision for acquiring image data, a microphone unit with adjustable directivity and a control unit for adjusting the directivity of the microphone unit. Adjustment of the directivity of the microphone unit is based on ascertained position information... Agent: Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130107026 - Remote control apparatus and gesture recognition method for remote control apparatus: There are a remote control apparatus and a gesture recognition method for a remote control apparatus, capable of allocating control rights to a plurality of objects. The remote control apparatus includes: a camera module; a image signal processing unit; a trigger signal detecting unit; and a gesture signal detecting unit.... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130107029 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for monitoring infants: Systems, methods, and apparatus for infant monitoring, including video and/or audio monitoring are described. In certain embodiments, a camera may be provided for monitoring an infant. The camera may be configured to communicate with a user device. The camera may be configured to operate in either a local communications sessions,... Agent: Mysnapcam, LLC
20130107030 - Optical measurement system and method for measuring critical dimension of nanostructure: An optical measurement system for measuring a critical dimension having a nanostructured surface including a nanostructure formed on a plane. The optical measurement system includes an image recording module including a microscope optical system which records a defocused image having an nonuniform degree of defocusing with respect to the nanostructured... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130107031 - Underwater digital video camera recorder for fishing: The present invention described various embodiments of underwater digital video camera and recorder (DVC/R) devices and associated methods for capturing and storing images and video of fish responding to artificial, live or dead bait. The DVC/R device may be in the form of a fishing lure, an in-line device, a... Agent:
20130107033 - Component mounting device and component mounting method: A mounting head is provided with suction nozzles, image capturing cameras, and a movable mirror unit. When the mirror unit is placed at an advance position, mirrors advance into a viewing field of the image capturing cameras and refract an optical axis for image capturing, so that the image capturing... Agent:
20130107032 - Profile measuring apparatus, structure manufacturing system, method for measuring profile, method for manufacturing structure, and non-transitory computer readable medium: A profile measuring apparatus includes: a light source device from which a projection light is irradiated, the projection light having a light amount changing with lapse of time in a first period and a predetermined spatial distribution; an imaging element; a second period setting section which sets a second period... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130107034 - System and method for creating, storing and utilizing images of a geographical location: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as... Agent: Vederi, LLC
20130107035 - Method and system for in-situ visual inspection of a valve: A method for visually inspecting a valve is provided. The valve controls of a fluid from a first fluid conduit to a second fluid conduit. A tethered imaging device is disposed in the second fluid conduit. The tether extends from inside the second fluid conduit to outside the second fluid... Agent: Ssv Inspections Inc.
20130107037 - Image measuring system: An image measuring system comprises a projection optical system, having a light source for emitting and projecting an illumination light through a light projection optical axis. The system further comprises a photodetection optical system, having an image pickup element, which receives a retroreflection light from an object to be measured... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon
20130107036 - Inspection system and method for correlating data from sensors and visual displays: Inspection systems and methods are described that can correlate different types of data and, more particularly, can associate data displayed visually on gauges with data collected by sensors disposed on an asset. In one embodiment, the inspection system comprises a camera that is positioned to capture an image of the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130107039 - Systems and methods for estimating pose: In one embodiment, a method for estimating pose includes generating hypotheses for a pose component under consideration, identifying a mode of a probability mass function associated with the hypotheses, extracting low-noise hypotheses, and averaging the low-noise hypotheses to obtain a pose component estimate.... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
20130107038 - Terminal location specifying system, mobile terminal and terminal location specifying method: In a terminal location specifying system, landmark information of a landmark located within a specified distance from an approximate position is retrieved based on approximate position information of a mobile terminal, and the retrieved landmark information is transmitted to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal can thereby acquire the landmark... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.
20130107040 - Security monitoring system and method: An exemplary security monitoring method includes first obtaining an image of a monitoring place captured by a camera, the image comprising distance information between the camera and captured objects, then extracting the distance information from the obtained image, next comparing the distance information of the obtained image with that of... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130107043 - Blood processing apparatus with robust automated process control: A centrifuge for separating blood having a camera observing fluid flow, and a controller controlling the flow. The location of an interface is detected by image processing steps, which may comprise the steps of “spoiling” the image, “diffusing” the image, “edge detection”, “edge linking”, “region-based confirmation”, and “interface calculation”. “Spoiling”... Agent: Terumo Bct, Inc.
20130107042 - Method, system, and apparatus for an indicator driven by an rfid tag for localization purposes: According to one exemplary embodiment a system, method and apparatus for an indicator driven by a RFID tag for localization purposes may be disclosed. An RFID tag may be disposed on an item. The RFID tag may have an indicator element. A RFID reader may be in communication with the... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation
20130107041 - Networked modular security and lighting device grids and systems, methods and devices thereof: Tracking objects with a grid of modular security and lighting devices includes triggering, based on event, a first sensor to begin capturing data of an object. In one embodiment, the first sensor is a first camera included in a first modular security and lighting device. The devices within the grid... Agent: Totus Solutions, Inc.
20130107049 - Accident avoiding system and method: The accident avoiding system includes an image obtaining unit, a detection module, a location analysis module, and a determination module. The image obtaining unit captures the image of the scene behind the car. The detection module analyzes whether there is a moving object in the captured images. The location analysis... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130107048 - Automatic image equalization for surround-view video camera systems: A method of automatically equalizing image data generated by a surround-view camera system of a vehicle. The method includes receiving a first, second, third, and fourth data set including image data corresponding to a front, left, right, and rear field of view of the vehicle, respectively. The method also includes... Agent:
20130107044 - Blind spot camera system: A camera system to provide a view of otherwise blind spots on a tractor trailer vehicle comprising: at least one video screen, where said one video screen is positioned on the driver's visor; and at least one pair of cameras, where at least one camera is positioned on each side... Agent:
20130107052 - Driver assistance device having a visual representation of detected objects: Systems and methods for more precisely detecting a position of objects detected in the surroundings of a vehicle with regard to a schematic top view of the vehicle are provided. A driver assistance device for a vehicle includes a sensor device for detecting an object in the surroundings of the... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130107055 - Image synthesis device: Disclosed is an image synthesis device including an area determining unit 3 for selecting a vehicle-mounted camera 1 used for generation of a bird's-eye view image viewed from an arbitrary point of view from vehicle-mounted cameras 1a to 1d mounted at different positions, and for determining an area corresponding to... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130107054 - Information distribution device: An information distribution device capable of distributing call attention information for calling attention to an event after confirming whether or not an event has occurred depending on circumstances is provided. A communication unit receives vehicle information, which relates to the behavior of a vehicle, and image information, which includes an... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20130107047 - Multifunction vehicle display monitor with video capability: A multifunction monitor display system capable of showing vital vehicle information, such as available fuel, engine oil temperature and vehicle power mode in a first format on a primary display area of a display screen in a first mode and showing video images from a video camera in the primary... Agent:
20130107050 - Obstacle alarm device: An obstacle alarm device for clearly indicating to a driver the presence of an obstacle approaching a vehicle. The obstacle alarm device has a captured image acquisition unit for acquiring a captured image; an attention-prioritized region setting unit for setting an attention-prioritized region to be the captured image; an outside... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107051 - Obstacle alarm device: An obstacle alarm device having a captured image acquisition unit, an attention-prioritized captured image generation unit, an object presence determination unit, a movement direction determination unit, and a clear indication image output unit for causing a frame sign to be displayed at sequentially varying positions centerward from an outer edge... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107053 - Portable terminal device and storage medium: There is provided a portable terminal device and a storage medium having stored therein a parking position guiding program, which are capable of accurately assisting a search of a parking position when a user goes back to a parking position. A portable terminal device is configured to acquire position information... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20130107045 - Rear-view mirror with multi-mode display screen, system comprising same, and method of using same: An image display system comprises a camera presence detector for detecting presence of a rear-view camera mounted on a towed unit connected to a towing vehicle, an image display format controller coupled to the camera presence detector, and a rear-view mirror assembly including an image display apparatus. The image display... Agent:
20130107046 - Vehicle front grille assembly: A vehicle front grille assembly includes a vehicle grille, an emblem, a camera support and a camera. The vehicle grille includes an emblem mounting portion having a first mounting structure. The emblem includes an outer surface and an inner surface that is opposite the outer surface. The inner surface has... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.
20130107056 - Camera-based duplex imaging apparatus for imaging a document having no document ejection mechanism: A duplex imaging apparatus for imaging at least one side of a document, including a processor and lower and upper imaging devices. Each imaging device includes an optical-chamber, a camera and a light-source-configuration, facilitated to directly illuminate each face of the document from at least two illuminating angles. The lower... Agent: Cssn Inc.
20130107057 - Method and apparatus for object tracking and recognition: An object tracking and recognition system are provided and comprise a video device for getting the image information of an object in the detection range of the object tracking and recognition system; and a radio frequency identification (RFID) device for detecting signal strength of a radio frequency (RF) tag of... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130107058 - System and method for handling audiovisual equipment issues: A system and method for addressing audiovisual equipment issues are disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a display device having a housing component at least partially defining an interior space. In some cases, a memory may be fixed within the interior space,... Agent: Dell Products, Lp
20130107059 - Noise detecting device, noise detecting method, and program: A noise detecting device includes an image acquiring unit and a parallel processing unit. The image acquiring unit acquires an image from a camera that captures the image of a test pattern including a plurality of lines tilted at a specific angle relative to a specific direction. The parallel processing... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107060 - System and method for light compensation in a video panel display: A system for adjusting the light uniformity of a monitor. The system comprises a camera for capturing a test pattern image on a display of the monitor and a controller configured to select the test pattern image and to cause the monitor to display the selected test pattern image. The... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20130107062 - Image communication apparatus and imaging apparatus: An image communication apparatus communicating with an imaging apparatus includes a user interface that receives an instruction for setting a shooting condition in the imaging apparatus, a communication interface that periodically obtains an image captured by the imaging apparatus from the imaging apparatus, and communicates a request to the imaging... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107061 - Multi-resolution ip camera: A device according to various embodiments receives two input images, enhances them, aligns them, fuses them, and encodes them as part of a video stream. In various embodiments, the use of certain algorithms enables efficient utilization and minimization of hardware, and results in a light-weight device.... Agent:
20130107063 - Imaging device and method of controlling imaging device: An imaging device that captures an image using an imaging section includes a control section that controls a signal modulation process that decreases or increases a signal level of an image signal acquired by the imaging section during an exposure period from a start of exposure to an end of... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130107068 - Camera module: A camera module according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a first Printed Circuit Board (PCB) configured to have an image sensor mounted thereon; a housing unit disposed over the first PCB; a holder module spaced apart from a bottom surface within the housing unit at a... Agent:
20130107064 - Sensor aided image stabilization: Techniques described herein provide a method for improved image and video stabilization using inertial sensors. Gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers are examples of such inertial sensors. The movement of the camera causes shifts in the image captured. Image processing techniques may be used to track the shift in the image on... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130107065 - Inertial sensor aided stationary object detection in videos: Techniques described herein may provide a method for improved stationary object detection utilizing inertial sensor information. Gyroscopes and accelerometers are examples of such inertial sensors. The movement of the camera causes shifts in the image captured. Image processing techniques may be used to track the shift in the image on... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130107066 - Sensor aided video stabilization: Techniques described herein provide a method for improved image and video stabilization using inertial sensors. Gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers are examples of such inertial sensors. The movement of the camera causes shifts in the image captured. Image processing techniques may be used to track the shift in the image on... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130107067 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing device includes a detecting unit configured to detect a motion of a subject included in an image generated by an imaging device including multiple phase difference detecting pixels which generate a signal arranged to perform focus determination by phase difference detection, and multiple image generating pixels which... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107069 - Apparatus and method for forming images: Apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes at least one processor and a memory. The solution includes determining settings of one or more images or video clips stored in the memory of the apparatus or retrieved from a network. The processor is configured to apply these determined settings when... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130107070 - Event data recorder with low power consumption: An event data recorder (EDR) is configured to operate in a driving mode and a parking mode. In the driving mode, the EDR is configured to perform high quality video recording using an image-capturing circuit. In the parking mode, the EDR is configured to periodically activate the image-capturing circuit for... Agent:
20130107074 - Electronic camera: An electronic camera comprises an image processing unit that performs image quality adjustment using a plurality of adjustment parameters, an information acquisition unit that acquires from an external device first image quality adjustment information including a parameter group for use with the image quality adjustment and an image quality adjustment... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130107071 - Local image feature descriptors according to circular distribution information: A method and system characterizes an image of an object. A plurality of interest points are detected within a first image and a local image feature descriptor is built for at least some of the interest points, including mapping information about the interest points according to at least circular distribution... Agent:
20130107073 - Methods and apparatuses for capturing an image: Methods and apparatuses are provided for capturing an image. A method may include determining a scene to be captured at a first resolution. The scene to be captured may be within a field of view of an image sensor. The method may further include causing capture by the image sensor... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130107072 - Multi-resolution ip camera: A device according to various embodiments receives two input images, enhances them, aligns them, fuses them, performs video analytics on the fused images, and encodes the images as part of a video stream that includes analytics meta data. In various embodiments, the use of certain algorithms enables efficient utilization and... Agent:
20130107075 - Solid-state imaging device and imaging system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a first semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion element; and a second semiconductor substrate including at least a part of a peripheral circuit arranged in a main face of the second semiconductor substrate, the peripheral circuit generating a signal based on the charge of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107076 - Digital camera that transmits data to external system: With a digital camera (100), a photographed image (31) is displayed on a liquid crystal display and the user selects a desired image and specifies print specifications of the number of print sheets, a print paper size, a print color mode, etc., then print image data is prepared. The prepared... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130107077 - Photograph management method and electronic device with camera using same: An electronic device includes a storage unit, a camera unit, and a photograph managing module. The storage unit stores a plurality of photo documents having different document names. The document name of each photo document corresponds to a plurality of photograph styles. The camera unit captures a first photograph having... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130107078 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes: a reading device that reads a recording file on which a plurality of groups of information of character strings are stored in advance; a displaying device that displays any one group of the plurality of groups of the information of character strings; a selecting device that... Agent:
20130107079 - Data reproducing apparatus, content management method, program, and storage medium: A data reproducing apparatus comprises: a reproducing unit adapted to read out data from a plurality of recording media; a list generating unit adapted to generate a content list which describes storage location information in association with contents stored in the plurality of recording media; and a communication unit adapted... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107080 - Signal processing apparatus and image data generation apparatus with electronic reduction and enlargement signal processing capabilities: A recording mode control circuit controls a first recording mode in which still image data having a first image size corresponding to the number of pixels of an image sensing element is generated and recorded and a second recording mode in which moving image data having a second image size... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107081 - Image processing method and image processing system and image capturing device using the same: An image processing method applied to an image capturing device includes the following steps. Firstly, a number of shooting parameters, provided by an image capturing module of the image capturing device, are obtained. Next, a number of super resolution parameters are obtained according to the shooting parameters. Then, a captured... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.
20130107082 - Solid-state imaging device, control method therefor, and camera system: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel section having pixels performing photoelectric conversion arranged in a matrix form; a pixel signal reading unit including an AD converting part that reads pixel signals in a unit of pixels, and compares a reference signal as a ramp waveform with the pixel signals... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107085 - Correction of optical aberrations: Digital images are computed using an approach for correcting lens aberration. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a digital imaging arrangement implements microlenses to direct light to photosensors that detect the light and generate data corresponding to the detected light. The generated data is used to compute... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20130107084 - Method and apparatus for image processing: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for image processing. The method includes: setting a block including at least one pixel and a window including the at least one block, with a center pixel as a reference; converting an input image in a YCbCr format to a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130107083 - Method of noise reduction in image and device thereof: Method of noise reduction in an image includes capturing the image including a plurality of pixels each corresponding to a color via an image sensor, selecting a target pixel of the plurality of pixels, generating a noise threshold value associated to the target pixel according to a noise variation function... Agent:
20130107086 - Image capture apparatus: An image capture apparatus comprises an image sensor which photo-electrically converts an object image formed by an imaging lens, the image sensor including a first pixel group having a first light-receiving area, and a second pixel group which is discretely arranged in the first pixel group and configured by dividing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107087 - Solid-state image capture element and image capture device comprising said solid-state image capture element, and image capture control method and image capture control program: In an embodiment, a solid-state image sensor comprises: pixels arranged in columns and rows; read signal lines each connected to pixels arranged in a row direction; and output signal lines each connected to pixels arranged in a column direction. The read signal lines are classified into a first type of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107088 - Image pickup unit and image pickup display system: An image pickup unit includes: an image pickup section including a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion device; and a drive section driving each of the pixels to perform a readout operation, a pre-reset operation, and a main reset operation in this order, the readout... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107090 - Solid-state imaging device, imaging apparatus, and method of driving the solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device including a semiconductor substrate; plural photoelectric conversion units formed side by side on the semiconductor substrate to form a light receiving unit; a peripheral circuit formed in a portion on an outside of the light receiving unit on the semiconductor substrate; a wiring section formed on... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107089 - Zoom lens and image pick-up apparatus having the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a rear lens group including a plurality of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107091 - Solid-state imaging device and camera system: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form which perform a photoelectric conversion, a pixel signal readout unit having a logic unit and performing a readout of a pixel signal from the pixel array unit, a regulator, a first... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107092 - Image pickup unit and image pickup display system: An image pickup unit includes: an image pickup section including a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion device; and a driving section that includes an amplifier and drives each of the pixels to perform a read out operation intended to read out electric charge obtained... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107095 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device including pixels, each pixel having a reset transistor, a selection transistor, an amplification transistor, and a photoelectric conversion unit. The photoelectric conversion unit has a photoelectric conversion film which performs photoelectric conversion, a pixel electrode formed on the surface of the photoelectric conversion film that faces... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107094 - Solid-state imaging device, and method for driving the same: A solid-state imaging device according to the present invention includes: a semiconductor substrate; a plurality of pixels disposed on the semiconductor substrate in rows and columns; a column signal line formed for each of the columns; an inverting amplifier connected to the column signal line; and a feedback line, provided... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107093 - Solid-state imaging device, imaging device, and signal readout method: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel unit in which pixels each including a photoelectric conversion element are arrayed in a matrix form; a column circuit unit that includes a plurality of column processing circuits which are disposed in correspondence with columns of the pixels in the pixel unit; and... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130107096 - Scanning circuit, solid-state image sensor, and camera: A scanning circuit includes a shift register configured by connecting a plurality of unit circuits, and a control unit which controls the shift register. In a certain mode, the control unit supplies, to a control terminal of a unit circuit of at least one of a plurality of groups each... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107097 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device 2A includes a CCD-type solid-state imaging element 10 having an imaging plane 12 formed of M×N pixels that are two-dimensionally arrayed in M rows and N columns and N signal readout circuits 20 arranged on one end side in the column direction for each of the... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20130107098 - Image capturing apparatus and image capturing apparatus control method: An image capturing apparatus has either one of a first display mode for continuously displaying a captured image on an image display unit and a second display mode for not displaying the captured image on the image display unit and displays an image according to the detection result on the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107099 - View finder device, fixture adapter for the same: A view finder device for enabling an ordinary video camera to be used for broadcast use. The view finder device includes a control signal input for receiving control signals including a video-select signal; a camera video signal input for receiving a camera video signal from a video camera; an interrupt... Agent: Nihon Video System Co., Ltd
20130107100 - Imaging apparatus and control method for imaging apparatus for warning display control operation: If a warning display about a matter of which warning is to be given has not yet been displayed when the matter occurring in an imaging apparatus has been detected, the imaging apparatus displays the warning display in response to detection of the matter, irrespective of whether a moving image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107101 - Image display device with operation unit excellent in operability and image pickup apparatus having the same: An image display device that improves the operability of its operation unit when operated by a photographer/user in a state that an image display unit of the device has been adjusted to assume an angle where the photographer/user can easily view a displayed image. The image display device is coupled... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107102 - Displaying of images with lighting on the basis of captured auxiliary images: For displaying a stored photographic image, an auxiliary image is captured, and light direction information is determined from the captured auxiliary image. On the basis of the determined light direction information, a lighted image is generated from the stored photographic image. The lighted image is then displayed.... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab
20130107103 - Portable device with display function: A portable device has a display, a display processor displays a magnification image on a screen of the display, and an input device. The portable device further has a display-area shift processor that shifts the magnification-image-display area in accordance to an input operation administered to the input device, and a... Agent: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
20130107104 - Set of compound lenses and imaging apparatus: A set of compound lenses according to the present invention forms, on an imaging device, an optical image of an object. The set of compound lenses includes a focus lens group including one or more lenses; a driving unit shifting a range of focus by moving the focus lens group... Agent:
20130107105 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus includes a first driver configured to drive a focus lens unit in autofocusing, a second driver configured to drive the focus lens unit in the autofocusing, a first detector configured to detect a driving amount of the first driver, a second detector configured to detect a driving... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107106 - Electronic camera, computer readable medium recording imaging control program thereon and imaging control method: Determination is made whether or not a cross point coordinate of a zoom value and a degree of luminance belongs to the continuous imaging area of a two-dimensional coordinate plane. When the cross point coordinate is in a single imaging area, since the provability of shake occurrence is low, a... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130107107 - Image signal processing device: The autofocus function included in general digital cameras and video cameras cannot set the camera to an in-focus state for a scene including a point light source depending on cases. This difficulty is removed by an image signal processing device including an area setting unit to set an area as... Agent:
20130107108 - Camera module having a switchable focal length: A camera module for imaging an object onto an image sensor and having at least two carrier plates, wherein a plurality of basic lenses are arranged on one carrier plate and a plurality of lens attachments are arranged on the second carrier plate. The carrier plates are arranged one above... Agent: Jos. Schneider Optische Werke Gmbh
20130107110 - Camera module: Disclosed herein is a camera module, including: a camera sensor; a case having the camera sensor accommodated therein; a transparent member mounted to penetrate through an inside and an outside of the case; and a humidity removing unit removing humidity of the transparent member. By this configuration, it is possible... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130107111 - Camera mounting assembly: A camera mounting assembly is configured to couple to a camera housing. The camera mounting assembly includes a plurality of indentations configured to allow for the passage of light through the indentations and upon the image sensor of a camera enclosed by the camera housing. The camera mounting assembly can... Agent:
20130107109 - External lens device and portable eletronic device using same: An external lens device mounted in front of an internal camera of a portable electronic device includes an external lens and a positioning mechanism. The positioning mechanism includes a fixing element defining an opening and a sliding element fixing the external lens. The fixing element is slidably mounted on the... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130107112 - Camera module: A camera module according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a first Printed Circuit Board (PCB) configured to have an image sensor mounted thereon; a housing unit disposed over the first PCB; a holder module spaced apart from a bottom surface within the housing unit at a... Agent:
20130107114 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes: an imaging sensor 110 configured to capture an optical image of an object and generate image data; a main circuit substrate 120 configured to perform signal processing of the image data generated by the imaging sensor 110; a mounting component 130 configured to mount the imaging... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107115 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes: an imaging sensor 110; a main circuit substrate 120 includes a first ground conductor; an imaging sensor cable 130 that includes a second ground conductor, has the imaging sensor 110 mounted thereon, and is connected to the main circuit substrate 120; a metal plate 150 that... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107113 - Optical component, method of manufacturing optical component, and camera module: An optical component includes a first glass substrate, a second glass substrate that opposes the first glass substrate, a lens that is formed on at least one of the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate, and a connection portion that is interposed between the two glass substrates in... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130107116 - Apparatus and method for communication: Apparatus and method for communication are provided. The solution includes controlling a transceiver to determine free frequency blocks on a shared spectrum and controlling a transceiver to map synchronization control channels, downlink and uplink physical control channels, physical broadcast channel and random access channel on found free frequency blocks.... Agent: Renesas Mobile Corporation
20130107117 - Television displayed messaging: A method and system is contemplated for television displayed messaging. The television displayed messaging may be facilitated with an automated process for selecting an adapter suitable for use in formatting to be displayed messages according to operating requirements of the television. The television displayed messaging may be implemented as a... Agent: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
20130107118 - System and method for transport stream sync byte detection with transport stream having multiple emulated sync bytes: A method and receiving device are provided that determine a synchronization byte in a plurality of transport stream packets, wherein the synchronization byte has a predetermined synchronization value. The method/receiving device receives, via a receiver, a portion of a first transport stream packet of the plurality of transport stream packets;... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130107119 - Lcd television set capable of external connection with application processor: A LCD television set includes a remote controller, a flat screen television processor, a docking base, and a first connector. The remote controller includes a first key group for operating the television set and a second key group for operating a smartphone. The flat screen television processor processes a television... Agent:
20130107120 - Resolution determination device, image processor, and image display device: It is determined whether or not an input image is an image converted from an image with a relatively low resolution based on one frame of an image. A resolution determination device includes: an edge strength calculator configured to obtain an edge strength of a pixel included in an input... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130107122 - Apparatus for controlling external device and method thereof: An image display device including a communication unit configured to wirelessly or wiredly communicate with external devices; a display unit configured to display media content being reproduced on the image display device; and a controller configured to distinguish at least one external device that can be controlled to generate an... Agent:
20130107121 - Audio description availability notifier: A method and apparatus are provided to notify a visually impaired visual media consumer of the availability of audio description for items of visual media via one or more audible indications. Further, a catalog of items of visual media can be sorted or arranged such that items of visual media... Agent: Sony Corporation, A Japanese Corporation
20130107123 - Method and apparatus for controlling overshoot in a video enhancement system: A method for enhancing an edge transition in a video signal comprising the steps of receiving a video signal including an edge transition, generating a correction signal for the edge transition, applying the correction signal to the video signal to produce a corrected signal and restricting the amplitude of the... Agent:
20130107124 - Motion vector computing device and motion vector computing method: A motion vector computing device according to one embodiment includes: a difference computing unit that computes inter-frame temporal difference value It, uses horizontal direction inter-pixel difference value Ix and vertical direction inter-pixel difference value Iy in a same frame, the current frame signal and the different frame signals when the... Agent: Toshiba Alpine Automotive Technology Corporation
20130107125 - Indoor gap filler for digital terrestrial television: A gap filler to retransmit a television signal in indoor environments is described. The gap filler includes: a filtering section; input and output detectors; a power amplifier section; a microprocessor receiving parameters detected by the detectors and controls the amplifier section on the basis of such parameters; and an antenna.... Agent: Seco S.r..l.
20130107127 - Display device and television: A display device that prevents unnecessary radiation emitted from a circuit that drives a display panel from leaking to outside while achieving a reduction in the size of a cover member includes a liquid crystal panel, a drive circuit that drives the liquid crystal panel that is disposed on a... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20130107126 - Stand, docking station, and supporting device for television receiver and electronic equipment: According to one embodiment, a supporting device configured to support an external electronic apparatus including a display screen and a first connector, the supporting device including: a first supporter supporting a side of the electronic apparatus; a second supporter supporting a rear of the electronic apparatus; a third supporter joined... Agent:
20130107128 - Television tuner module and broadcast receiving apparatus having the same: A television tuner module includes a tuner that is configured to receive a television broadcast signal; a first shield member that surrounds the tuner and a second shield member that surrounds the first shield member.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130107129 - Dual mode proximity sensor: A computer-implemented method for controlling an electronic device including receiving a signal through a light sensor of the device, identifying with a processor of the device whether the received signal originated from a light emitter of the device, and controlling a function of the device, the function selected based on... Agent: Google Inc.
20130107131 - System and method for optimized appliance control: A device receives a request from a controlling device, such as a remote control, smart phone, or the like, where the request is intended to have one or more target devices perform one or more functional operations. The device responds to the request by applying the optimum methodology to propagate... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.
20130107130 - Universal remote control for effecting the same function on a plurality of different devices: A universal remote control device effects a same function on a plurality of different remotely controlled devices. The device has a housing, an actuator within the housing, a database of encoded signals for effecting the same function on the plurality of different remotely controlled devices; and a signal emitter configured... Agent: Cornfield Electronics, Inc.
20130107132 - Light source and projection-type display device: A light source capable of solving a problem in which the etendue is increased when random polarization is converted into a specific polarization is provided. A relief structure that functions as surface plasmon excitation means for exciting a surface plasmon by a specific polarization component in a polarization direction perpendicular... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130107133 - Projector systems with light beam alignment: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to circuits, systems and methods that can be used to detect light beam misalignment, so that compensation for such misalignment can be performed. In accordance with an embodiment, a circuit includes a photo-detector (PD) having a plurality of electrically isolated PD segments. Additionally,... Agent: Intersil Americas Inc.
20130107134 - Lighting device, display device and television receiver: In order to provide a lighting device such that a light source and a connector can be connected with increased reliability in a simple configuration, a lighting device according to the present invention is provided with: a light source including a light emitting portion and a conductive portion extending from... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107135 - Display device and television: A display device that is assembled by sequentially stacking up a display panel from a front side with a front case acting as a base while precisely positioning the display panel with respect to the front case, includes a liquid crystal panel and a front case including an opening that... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20130107139 - Display and television set: This display includes a display body, a stand member, and a fastening member fixing the display body and the stand member to each other, while either the stand member or the display body has a projecting portion tapered in the vertical direction with respect to a contact surface where the... Agent:
20130107140 - Display and television set: This display includes a display panel support member having a rear surface partially constituting a rear housing and a cover member mounted on the display panel support member to partially cover the rear surface thereof. A movement regulating portion regulating movement of the cover member is provided on the rear... Agent:
20130107136 - Stand and electronic equipment: According to one embodiment, electronic equipment configured to support an external apparatus including a display screen and a housing comprising an opening disposed on a side opposite the display screen, the electronic equipment includes: a first supporter electrically connected to the external apparatus, a connector being exposed from the first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130107138 - Television receiver and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: a first housing portion configured to cover a part of an electronic component; a second housing portion configured to cover another part of the electronic component that is different from the part covered by the first housing portion; a first coupling portion... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130107137 - Television receiver and electronic device: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes: a housing configured to house a display including a display screen, the housing including an opening; a movable part exposed through the opening and positioned lower than a part of a circumferential portion of the opening, the movable part configured to slide... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130107141 - Television receiver and electronic device: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes: a housing configured to house an electronic component; a first housing member comprising a first wall; a second housing member comprising a second wall overlapping the first wall with a gap therebetween; a first connecting structure configured to fix the first wall... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130107142 - Television and electronic apparatus: According to at least one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing and a flexible display in the housing. A central portion of the display is free from the housing. At least two ends of the display are attached to the housing. In certain configurations, the electronic apparatus is a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha ToshibaPrevious industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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