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07/10/2014 > 140 patent applications in 80 patent subcategories.

20140192132 - Automated scheduling of inmate visits: Processes, systems, and devices for the automated scheduling of visits with persons having limited access to communications or limited ability to travel are provided. This involves the receipt of a machine-readable visit request. The visit request is used to schedule either a videoconference or a contact visit using a scheduling... Agent: Iwebvisit.com, LLC

20140192135 - Child-monitoring system: A child-monitoring system includes a parent unit and a child unit. The child-monitoring system is configured to communicate audio and video signals between the parent unit and the child unit through a wireless connection so that the parent unit and the child unit may be maintained in a spaced-apart relation... Agent:

20140192134 - Method for user function operation based on face recognition and mobile terminal supporting the same: A mobile device user interface method activates a camera module to support a video chat function and acquires an image of a target object using the camera module. In response to detecting a face in the captured image, the facial image data is analyzed to identify an emotional characteristic of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192136 - Video chatting method and system: A video chatting method and system are provided. The method and system describe collection of facial vector data, audio data, and interactive motion information of a user of a first client. The collected data may be transmitted to a second client. The second client, in turn, may generate a virtual... Agent:

20140192138 - Displaying participant information in a videoconference: A method for displaying information in a videoconference is disclosed. Video information from a first endpoint of the videoconference may be received. The video information may include an image of a participant at the first endpoint. Participant information for the participant (e.g., name, phone number, job title, etc.) may also... Agent: Logitech Europe S.a.

20140192139 - Method and system for audio/video communication, and client thereof: The disclosure relates to a method and system for audio/video communication, and a client. The method includes setting up a connection with a server for audio/video communication, opening multiple windows for the audio/video communication; obtaining an enabling instruction for enabling audio/video communication of any one of the windows for audio/video... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140192137 - Video communication method and electronic device for processing method thereof: A method and an apparatus for obtaining image data for video communication in an electronic device are provided. In an embodiment, a method and an apparatus for providing a video communication function that simultaneously uses image data obtained via a plurality of cameras. In the method, first image data is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192142 - Recording a videoconference using video different from the videoconference: A videoconference may be initiated between a plurality of endpoints. At least one of the endpoints may be coupled to a recording server, which may be configured to record the videoconference. A configuration may be selected (e.g., automatically or manually) for performing the recording. The endpoint (e.g., acting as an... Agent: Logitech Europe S.a.

20140192143 - System and method for distributing video conference data over an internet protocol television system: A system is disclose including but not limited to a processor in data communication with a non-transitory computer readable medium; a computer program stored in the computer readable medium, the computer program including but not limited to instructions to send from a first client device to a server, data indicating... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140192141 - System and method for notification of event of interest during a video conference: A computer implemented method is disclosed, the method including but not limited to detecting an event of interest in video conference data for a plurality of video conference participants and notifying an end user of the event of interest. A computer readable medium is also disclosed for containing a computer... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140192140 - Visual content modification for distributed story reading: Various embodiments provide an interactive, shared, story-reading experience in which stories can be experienced from remote locations. Various embodiments enable augmentation or modification of audio and/or video associated with the story-reading experience. This can include augmentation and modification of a reader's voice, face, and/or other content associated with the story... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140192133 - Content aware selective adjusting of motion estimation: Systems, apparatus, articles, and methods are described including operations for content aware selective adjusting of motion estimation.... Agent:

20140192145 - Estimation of panoramic camera orientation relative to a vehicle coordinate frame: A system and method are presented for estimating the orientation of a panoramic camera mounted on a vehicle relative to the vehicle coordinate frame. An initial pose estimate of the vehicle is determined based on global positioning system data, inertial measurement unit data, and wheel odometry data of the vehicle.... Agent: Google Inc.

20140192144 - Spherical panoramic image camera rig: One aspect of the present invention provides a simple, cost-effective, efficient solution directed to the generation of the source material for the generation of still panoramic images. The precision optical alignment among all the mounted lenses, provided by the precision rectangular mounting rig, greatly reduces or eliminates stitching errors. Stitching... Agent:

20140192146 - Apparatus and method for displaying hologram image: Provided is an apparatus and method for displaying a hologram image that may display a hologram image created by tracking a position of a pupil of a user using an acquired user image, tracking a position of a light source of a reflection hologram image that is reflected from appearance... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140192147 - Automatic tracking matte system: A system for generating automatically tracking mattes that rapidly integrates live action and virtual composite images.... Agent:

20140192148 - Encoder, method in an encoder, decoder and method in a decoder for providing information concerning a spatial validity range: Methods (700, 900) for providing information from an encoder (220) to a decoder (230) concerning a spatial validity range, at which view synthesis of an image at a virtual camera position can be performed with sufficient visual quality, based on a view of at least one real camera (210-1) comprised... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20140192150 - Image processing device, method for controlling image processing device, control program, and computer-readable recording medium which records the control program: An image processing device (10a) that receives a plurality of individual images including at least two images that form a stereoscopic image and generates a display image displaying the plurality of input individual images simultaneously on a display unit. The image processing device includes an image conversion unit (111) that... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192152 - Indication of current view dependency on reference view in multiview coding file format: Techniques for encapsulating video streams containing multiple coded views in a media file are described herein. In one example, a method includes parsing a track of video data, wherein the track includes one or more views. The method further includes parsing information to determine whether a texture view or a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140192151 - Indication of presence of texture and depth views in tracks for multiview coding plus depth: Techniques for encapsulating video streams containing multiple coded views in a media file are described herein. In one example, a method includes parsing a track of video data, wherein the track includes one or more views. The method further includes parsing information to determine whether the track includes only texture... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140192154 - Method and device for encoding a depth map of multi viewpoint video data, and method and device for decoding the encoded depth map: A method and apparatus for decoding the depth map of multi-view video data are provided. The method includes splitting a block of restored multi-view color video frame into a partition based on a pixel value of the block of the prediction-encoded and restored multi-view color video frame; obtaining a parameter... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192155 - Multiview video data encoding method and device, and decoding method and device: A method and apparatus for encoding multi-view video data and a method and apparatus for decoding multi-view video data are provided. The method of encoding multi-view video data includes obtaining a multi-view color video frame and a depth map frame corresponding to the multi-view color video frame, prediction-encoding the multi-view... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192149 - Non-nested sei messages in video coding: A device obtains, from a bitstream that includes an encoded representation of the video data, a non-nested Supplemental Enhancement Information (SEI) message that is not nested within another SEI message in the bitstream. Furthermore, the device determines a layer of the bitstream to which the non-nested SEI message is applicable.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140192153 - Signaling of spatial resolution of depth views in multiview coding file format: Techniques for encapsulating video streams containing multiple coded views in a media file are described herein. In one example, a method includes parsing a track of multiview video data, wherein the track includes at least one depth view. The method further includes parsing information to determine a spatial resolution associated... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140192156 - Stereo-image processing apparatus, stereo-image processing method, and recording medium: A stereo-image processing apparatus capable of adaptively converting, regarding stereo vision, a parallax distribution of a stereo image in accordance with human visual performance is provided. The stereo-image processing apparatus includes a continuity detection unit (31) that detects a parallax continuous region on the basis of the discontinuity of parallax... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192157 - View synthesis in 3d video: In an example, a method of decoding video data includes determining whether a reference index for a current block corresponds to an inter-view reference picture, and when the reference index for the current block corresponds to the inter-view reference picture, obtaining, from an encoded bitstream, data indicating a view synthesis... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140192159 - Camera registration and video integration in 3d geometry model: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive a real image or real images of a coverage area of a surveillance camera. Building Information Model (BIM) data associated with the coverage area may be received. A virtual image may be generated using the BIM data. The virtual image may include... Agent: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.

20140192163 - Image pickup apparatus and integrated circuit therefor, image pickup method, image pickup program, and image pickup system: An imaging device generates distance information for each object in a plurality of images having the same viewpoint. During the generation, the imaging device detects distances from the viewpoint to some of the objects intermittently, and estimates the distances from the viewpoint to the other objects using the detected distances.... Agent:

20140192162 - Single-eye stereoscopic imaging device, imaging method and recording medium: After AE/AF/AWB operation, a subject distance is calculated for each pixel, and a histogram which shows the distance distribution is created based thereon. The class with the highest frequency which is the peak at the side nearer than the focus distance is searched based on the histogram and a rectangular... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140192158 - Stereo image matching: The description relates to stereo image matching to determine depth of a scene as captured by images. More specifically, the described implementations can involve a two-stage approach where the first stage can compute depth at highly accurate but sparse feature locations. The second stage can compute a dense depth map... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140192160 - Three-dimensional image sensing device and method of sensing three-dimensional images: A three-dimensional image sensing device includes a light source, a sensing module, and a signal processing module. The sensing module includes a pixel array, a control unit, and a light source driver. The light source generates flashing light with a K multiple of a frequency of flicker noise or a... Agent: Eminent Electronic Technology Corp. Ltd.

20140192161 - Three-dimensional reconstruction of a millimeter-wave scene by optical up-conversion and cross-correlation detection: An apparatus and method may be used to create images, e.g., three-dimensional images, based on received radio-frequency (RP), e.g., millimeter wave, signals carrying image data. The RF signals may be modulated onto optical carrier signals, and the resulting modulated optical signals may be cross-correlated. The resulting cross-correlations may be used... Agent: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.

20140192165 - Signaling of camera and/or depth parameters: An encoder and a method therein for providing an update message relating to at least one of camera parameters and depth parameters “the parameters”, a decoder and a method therein for decoding the update message, a first device comprising the encoder and a second device comprising the decoder are provided.... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20140192164 - System and method for determining depth information in augmented reality scene: A system and method for determining individualized depth information in an augmented reality scene are described. The method includes receiving a plurality of images of a physical area from a plurality of cameras, extracting a plurality of depth maps from the plurality of images, generating an integrated depth map from... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140192166 - Engineered point spread function for simultaneous extended depth of field and 3d ranging: Optical systems utilize waveplates to simultaneously encode information for increasing image depth of field and for providing a depth map of the imaged object or sample. These waveplates are configured to result in a focus-invariant point spread function in one focal region, and to result in point spread functions that... Agent:

20140192167 - Stereoscopic imaging device: In the stereoscopic imaging device including a single imaging optical system, lens information (focal length, F-stop range) is acquired (step S18), and a parallax priority program diagram (F-stop is fixed) which uses a lens F-stop and a focal length within a range capable of obtaining a minimum parallax amount or... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140192168 - Image processing device, method, and stereoscopic image display device: According to an embodiment, an image processing device provides a stereoscopic image to be displayed on a display and includes an acquisition unit, first and second calculators, a selector, and a determiner. The acquisition unit acquires observer information. The first calculator calculates, a viewpoint vector pointing from one to another... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140192170 - Model-based stereoscopic and multiview cross-talk reduction: A method for reducing cross-talk in a 3D display is disclosed. The cross-talk in the 3D display is characterized with a plurality of test signals to generate a forward transformation model. Input image signals are applied to the forward transformation model to generate modeled signals. The modeled signals are applied... Agent:

20140192169 - Stereoscopic image display device, control device, and display processing method: According to an embodiment, a stereoscopic image display device includes a display, an optical element, a detector, a calculator, a deriver, and an applier. The display has a display surface including pixels arranged thereon. The optical element has a refractive-index distribution that changes according to an applied voltage. The detector... Agent:

20140192172 - 3d display device using barrier and driving method thereof: A 3D display apparatus is provided, which includes a display panel which displays a multi-viewpoint image, a barrier arranged on one side of the display panel unit, and a controller which controls the barrier to alternately form light transmitting areas and light blocking areas. The barrier includes a liquid crystal... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192173 - Holographic liquid crystal display, stereo display method, and stereo display system: A holographic LCD stereo display system is disclosed. The holographic LCD stereo display system comprises: a holographic projection device (11), a signal synchronous generator (12) and a holographic LCD having multiple layer of LCD panels. In the system, the holographic projection device (11) decomposes a stored holographic stereo image to... Agent:

20140192171 - Method for displaying three-dimensional integral images using mask and time division multiplexing: A method for displaying three-dimensional integral images using a mask and a time division multiplexing which is configured in such a way that a three-dimensional image is displaced in a space as an element image obtained from a three-dimensional object is passed through a lenslet and a mask, the mask... Agent: Dongseo University Technology Headquarters

20140192174 - Display apparatus, shutter glasses, display method, and method for operating glasses apparatus: A glasses apparatus is provided. The glasses apparatus includes: a first retarder which delays phases of a first image and a second image which are output from a display apparatus, a second retarder which delays the phases of the first image and the second image in a direction different from... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192175 - Multi-person stereo display system: The multi-person stereo display system permits several independent viewers to see different stereo images on a single projection surface. This is accomplished through the innovative use of video multiplexing, software, control electronics, and special viewing glasses. The system is particularly useful in situations where the viewers see computer generated images... Agent: Fakespace Labs, Inc.

20140192176 - Medical control system: A medical control system comprises: first and second controllers; a touch panel operation unit which receives an operation to the controllers; a switching unit which selectively switches a connection state between first and second states. The operation unit has a touch signal transmission unit which transmits a signal to the... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140192177 - Camera for generating a biometrical signal of a living being: The present invention relates to a camera (1, 1′) for generating a biometrical signal of a living being comprising: a filter (11) for blocking incident visible light in a wavelength range up to at least 550 nm, a color sensor (12, 12′) for receiving said filtered incident light and generating... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140192178 - Method and system for tracking motion of microscopic objects within a three-dimensional volume: Phase contrast microscopy images are collected of a liquid sample containing one or more microscopic objects. The images are analyzed to track the motion of the microscopic objects within the liquid sample. Using the updated locations of the tracking objects, a controller can generate control signals for controlling the microscopy... Agent: Agency For Science, Technology And Research

20140192179 - Remote inspection device: A portable inspection unit is provided. The portable inspection unit may include a unit body, a flexible cable, and an imager housing, The flexible cable may extend from the unit body and the imager housing may be disposed at a distal end of the flexible cable. The portable inspection unit... Agent: Inspectron, Inc.

20140192180 - Inspection system and method for use in underground boring operations: An inspection system and method for use in underground utility construction, especially underground boring operations, is provided. The inspection system generally includes a sensor, a sensor carrier apparatus, and an output device. The sensor is employed to obtain inspection data regarding the condition of a tunnel created in an underground... Agent: Emerson Electric Co.

20140192181 - Driver assist system for vehicle: A driver assist system for a vehicle includes a camera and a control having an image processor, which processes image data captured by the camera. At least one non-visual sensor is operable to detect objects external of the vehicle and to provide non-visual sensor data to the control. During at... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.

20140192182 - Method for viewing virtual objects within an appliance: A method for viewing virtual objects within or on an appliance is provided. The method includes recording an image of the appliance and a positional reference disposed on a surface of the appliance. The method also includes generating a modification of the image. The modification illustrates the appliance and a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140192184 - Forest fire early-warning system and method based on infrared thermal imaging technology: A forest fire early-warning system based on infrared thermal imaging technology comprising: an infrared camera erected at a key height in a forest used to capture infrared thermal images of an area being monitored, said camera comprising a frontal temperature detection and alarm module for calculating the alarm temperature value... Agent: Guangzhou Sat Infrared Technology Co., Ltd.

20140192183 - Image-based diopter measuring system: An image-based diopter measuring system comprises an optical device and an electronic device. The optical device is used to guiding an external light which is passed through an analyte. The electronic device comprises an image capture module, an image analyze module and a display module. The image capture module generates... Agent: National Applied Research Laboratories

20140192185 - Information communication device: An information communication method includes: setting an exposure time of an image sensor so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to an exposure line included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140192186 - Solar heat power generation system and detection device for condenser reflecting surface thereof: A detection device for a condenser reflecting surface of a solar heat power generation system comprises: a horizontal rotary beam disposed above the condenser reflecting surface and capable of rotating in a horizontal surface, a plurality of laser heads being disposed at the bottom end of the horizontal rotary beam,... Agent: Xiangtan Liyuan Electric Tooling Co., Ltd

20140192187 - Non-contact measurement device: A portable coordinate measuring machine for measuring the coordinates of an object in space is provided including a manually positionable articulated arm portion having a plurality of connected arm segments that include position transducers that provide position signals. A probe assembly connected to an arm segment includes a non-contact measurement... Agent: Faro Technologies, Inc.

20140192189 - Automatic sensing lamp capable of network transmission and long-distance surveillance/remote-control audio-video operations: An automatic sensing lamp capable of network transmission and long-distance surveillance/remote-control audio-video operations is provided for use with a computer or mobile phone. A network connector or wireless transceiver unit of an image-processing IC of the sensing lamp is connected via the Internet to a connection port of a long-distance... Agent:

20140192188 - Device and method for enhancing covert operations in hostile environments by reducing bandwidth and power requirements: A compact sensor system with intelligent processing capabilities to reduce power usage and transmission bandwidth requirements is disclosed. The compact sensor system comprises a housing containing at least one sensor, processor, and processor readable media. The processor is connected to a circuit board, which is mounted to the interior of... Agent: Technology Advancement Group, Inc.

20140192190 - Monitoring camera apparatus: The monitoring camera apparatus includes signal controlling means including RGB ratio detecting means for detecting lighting, lighting/extinguishing times, the shape and the number, or signal lamp control signals of signal lamps of a traffic signal in the image pickup region and detecting ratios of RGB signals of the signal lamps,... Agent:

20140192191 - Public view monitor with tamper deterrent and security: The present invention provides a device, comprising one or more embedded tamper deterrent and security systems that trigger an alarm if the device is tampered.... Agent: Uss Technologies, LLC

20140192192 - Systems and methods for managing video data: Described herein are systems and methods for managing video data. Embodiments are described by reference to a Digital Video Management (DVM) system, for example in terms of methods for providing incident-centric recording in a DVM system. In overview, a DVM system is configured to include an incident trigger, which is... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140192193 - Method for acquiring images from arbitrary perspectives with uavs equipped with fixed imagers: A method for acquiring images of a photographic target from arbitrary perspectives with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with at least one image acquisition device having a fixed acquisition direction with respect to the vehicle, said UAV having automatic navigation means allowing to reach an arbitrary location and automatic... Agent: Sensefly S.a.

20140192196 - Camera system for large vehicles: A vehicle-borne camera-based observation system for monitoring areas adjacent a vehicle or passenger vehicle, such as a bus or schoolbus, is disclosed, to provide safer operation for passersby, including for children, and driver convenience. The system includes several cameras, and several monitors in a driver's area displaying all of the... Agent: Rosco Inc.

20140192195 - Lane departure warning system, lane identification apparatus and related method thereof: The present invention provides a lane departure warning system including an image sensing device, an identification module and a determination module. The image sensing device generates a video. The identification module identifies a plurality of lane lines of at least one lane on which a vehicle is currently driven from... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.

20140192194 - Vehicle surveillance system: A security system for monitoring activities occurring within and around a vehicle. The security system includes a video camera positioned to monitor activities occurring within said vehicle. A receiver receives video data and other data and stores the data. The receiver also monitors for defined triggering events. When a triggering... Agent:

20140192197 - Method and apparatus for controlling access to a home using visual cues: An apparatus and method that controls access to a dwelling is provided. An image capturing device captures an image representing an individual attempting to access the dwelling. An access database includes data identifying individuals known to a user and access level data associated with each individual known to the user,... Agent:

20140192200 - Media streams synchronization: A method and system for media streams synchronization. The system comprising a mobile device comprising a video camera configured to capture a video stream; and an audio-video binding module, implemented using at least a processor, wherein said synchronization module is configured to generate a multimedia stream comprising the video stream... Agent: Hii Media LLC

20140192199 - Mobile computing device having video-in-video real-time broadcasting capability: A mobile computing device includes a first video camera on a first side of the mobile computing device producing a first camera video stream. A second video camera is on a second side of the mobile computing device producing a second camera video stream. A video processor is coupled to... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

20140192198 - Video-in-video video stream having a three layer video scene: A mobile computing device includes first, second and third cameras coupled to produce first, second and third camera video streams, respectively. The first camera is on a first side of the mobile computing device, and the second and third cameras are included in a stereo camera on a second side... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

20140192201 - Passive devices for broadband acoustic acquisition and passive systems for broadband acoustic imagery: Passive device for broadband acoustic acquisition (3) that can communicate with a digital processing unit (4), the device including a plurality of microphone sensors (7) that can generate an electric signal (8) that is representative of an acoustic pressure (9) received, electronics for processing and digitizing (12) electric signals being... Agent: Acb Engineering

20140192202 - Imaging device: An imaging unit photographs an object, and obtains a visible light signal and an invisible light signal. A visible light luminance extraction unit extracts a visible light luminance signal. An invisible light luminance extraction unit extracts an invisible light luminance signal. A color signal extraction unit extracts color signals from... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140192203 - System and method for focusing an electronic imaging system: The present invention relates to the field of image processing and methodologies to passively focus an image automatically, using the electronic sensor signal. The method comprises the steps of; receiving a pixel image, generating at least two histograms of the received image using at least two different frequency components, finding... Agent: Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

20140192205 - Apparatus and method for object tracking during image capture: An apparatus and method for object tracking during image capture are provided. The method includes identifying an object of interest in an original camera image, detecting movement of a mobile terminal performing image capture, and tracking the object of interest in subsequent camera images using the detected movement of the... Agent:

20140192204 - Controlling movements of pointing devices according to movements of objects: A method and apparatus for controlling pointing devices such as cameras according to the movements of an objects, such as balls or selected players of interest by attaching to the object, an RFID which, when triggered, transmits the identification of the object and detecting the transmitted identification at of different... Agent:

20140192206 - Power consumption in motion-capture systems: The technology disclosed relates to reducing the overall power consumption of motion-capture system without compromising the quality of motion capture and tracking In general, this is accomplished by operating the motion-detecting cameras and associated image-processing hardware in a low-power mode unless and until a moving object is detected. Once an... Agent: Leap Motion, Inc.

20140192207 - Method and apparatus to measure video characteristics locally or remotely: A system for displaying video is provided that includes a first computing system that has a first display and is operable to render video data from a multimedia source. A video measurement module is associated with the first computing device and operable to calculate from the video data at least... Agent:

20140192208 - Lighting system characterization: Embodiments of the invention relate to digital imaging, and in particular, systems methods, and devices for testing target field illumination characteristics. Certain embodiments include a main unit that includes a controller configured to control timing indicators on a front surface of the main unit and light sensor modules attached to... Agent: Peripheral Vision, Inc.

20140192209 - Parallel sensing configuration covers spectrum and colorimetric quantities with spatial resolution: An optical test equipment/method for display testing that features parallel testing/sensing configuration that covers spectrum and colorimetric quantities with spatial resolution is disclosed. In one embodiment, a spectra-camera, which is a hybrid system consisting of both a single-point spectrometer and an imaging colorimeter, can be configured for concurrent display artifact... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140192210 - Mobile device based text detection and tracking: Embodiments disclosed pertain to mobile device based text detection and tracking. In some embodiments, a first reference frame is obtained by performing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on an image frame captured by a camera to locate and recognize a first text block. A subsequent image frame may be selected from... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140192211 - Pictures using voice commands and automatic upload: A system and method is disclosed for enabling user friendly interaction with a camera system. Specifically, the inventive system and method has several aspects to improve the interaction with a camera system, including voice recognition, gaze tracking, touch sensitive inputs and others. The voice recognition unit is operable for, among... Agent:

20140192212 - Image processing method and apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an image processing method and an apparatus. The image processing method includes: receiving information of starting a first camera and a second camera simultaneously to perform photographing; using the first camera to photograph and obtain a first image, and using the second camera to... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140192214 - Methods and apparatus for using multiple optical chains in paralell: Methods and apparatus for capturing or generating images using multiple optical chains operating in parallel are described. Pixel values captured by individual optical chains corresponding to the same scene area are combined to provide an image with at least some of the benefits which would have been provided by capturing... Agent: Tinz Optics, Inc.

20140192213 - Video generating system with multiple image sensors and related method thereof: A video generating system and a video generating method, which combine images generated by a plurality of different image sensors to generate output images, are provided. In the inventive video generating system and method, the image sensors share a signal transmission interface to transmit image data and synchronization signals in... Agent:

20140192217 - Apparatus and method for photographing portrait in portable terminal having camera: A method for photographing a portrait in an apparatus having a camera is provided. The method includes detecting a person in an image obtained by a camera in a photographing mode, determining occurrence of an error by identifying whether the detected person is located in a subject recognition area, generating... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192218 - Apparatus for adjusting aperture using microelectrofluidic method: Provided is an aperture adjusting apparatus for adjusting an aperture through which light transmits. The aperture adjusting apparatus includes: a chamber configured to have space in which fluid flows, the chamber including a lower channel, an upper channel, and a plurality of reservoir regions connecting the lower channel and the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192216 - Image capture apparatus that can determine appropriate focus position, image capture method, and storage medium: An image capture apparatus includes the image capture unit 16, the focus information acquisition unit 53, the frequency distribution calculation unit 54, and the photographing position determination unit 55. The focus information acquisition unit 53 calculates a subject focus position for each of a plurality of regions into which a... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140192220 - Image pickup apparatus and control method thereof: An image pickup apparatus for simultaneously realizing a phase difference AF and a contrast AF decides a shift amount of an image signal corresponding to a focus evaluation position every exit pupil area, generates an image corresponding to an image plane position by executing an arithmetic operation processing based on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192219 - Imaging device and imaging method: An imaging device is provided which includes a hue value setting portion that sets at least one hue value from among a plurality of hue values, a color component region detection portion that detects a region having a color component that includes the set hue value, from image data of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140192221 - Method and system for detecting and capturing focused image: The embodiments herein provide a system and method for detecting and capturing a focused image. The system comprises of an image capturing unit, edge detection unit and a focusing unit. The image capturing unit obtains plurality of images sequentially. The edge detection unit identifies region of interest in each of... Agent: Forus Health Pvt. Ltd.

20140192215 - Method of detecting subject of image and imaging device thereof: A method of detecting the subject of an image and imaging device thereof are disclosed. The method comprises the following steps of providing an image capturing module to capture the temporal image, providing the image processing module to receive the temporal image and to determine a plurality of objects from... Agent: Altek Semiconductor Corporation

20140192223 - Imaging device, imaging system, and imaging method: An imaging device includes a histogram unit that extracts luminance information from video signals obtained by image capture and generates a histogram, a white balance detector unit that detects the deviation in the white balance of the video signal, and a white balance processor unit that corrects the white balance... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140192222 - White balance adjusting method with scene detection and device thereof: A white balance adjusting method with scene detection comprises: receiving source image data corresponding to a plurality of sensing units; generating an initial white balance gain according to the source image data; generating an image parameter corresponding to a plurality of parameter elements according to the source image data; determining... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corporation

20140192224 - Methods and apparatus for using multiple optical chains in parallel to support separate color-capture: Methods and apparatus for capturing or generating images using multiple optical chains operating in parallel are described. Pixel values captured by individual optical chains corresponding to the same scene area are combined to provide an image with at least some of the benefits which would have been provided by capturing... Agent: Tinz Optics, Inc.

20140192226 - Information communication device: An information communication method includes: setting an exposure time of an image sensor so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to an exposure line included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140192225 - Methods and appartus for using multiple optical chains in parallel with multiple different exposure times: Methods and apparatus for capturing or generating images using multiple optical chains operating in parallel are described. Pixel values captured by individual optical chains corresponding to the same scene area are combined to provide an image with at least some of the benefits which would have been provided by capturing... Agent: Tinz Optics, Inc.

20140192227 - Glaring reduction for dynamic rearview mirror: A method for generating a glare-reduced image from images captured by a camera device of a subject vehicle includes obtaining a short-exposure image and a long-exposure image and generating a resulting high dynamic range image based on the short-exposure and long-exposure images. Pixel values are monitored within both the short-... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140192228 - Digital image signal processing method, medium for recording the method, and digital image signal processing apparatus: Provided is a digital image signal processing method, a recording medium for recording the method, and a digital image signal processing apparatus, in which a storage area of a memory may be efficiently used and an image desired by a user can be stored even when the storage area of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192229 - Apparatus and method for providing user's emotional information in electronic device: An apparatus and a method for providing emotional information in an electronic device are provided. At least one content is displayed. Emotional information is extracted from an image obtained via a camera. The emotional information is added to the content.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192230 - Apparatus and method for capturing image with audio data: A method for capturing an image with audio data includes recording and storing audio data, capturing an image on request, and matching and storing the recorded audio data with the captured image, thereby allowing a user to more lively record an audio signal when an image is captured. An apparatus... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140192231 - Image signal processing apparatus and a control method thereof, and an image pickup apparatus and a control method thereof: An image pickup apparatus includes a first image reduction unit configured to reduce the size of an image output by an image pickup element, a memory configured to store the image reduced by the first image reduction unit, an external output unit configured to output the image stored in the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192232 - Method for obtaining image data and electronic device for processing method thereof: A method and an apparatus for recording image data in an electronic device are provided. The method includes storing image data of different directions obtained via a plurality of cameras. In the method for storing image data in an electronic device, first image data and second image data are obtained.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192233 - Method and apparatus for creating exposure effects using an optical image stabilizing device: A primary exposure and an effects exposure of a scene are captured via a digital imaging sensor. During at least the effects exposure, the scene is caused to shift in a predetermined pattern relative to the digital imaging sensor via an image stabilizing device. The effects exposure and the primary... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140192234 - Method for generating and evaluating an image: A method for generating and evaluating an image of a section of an object using an optical sensor. To generate a bright image, individual images are recorded of a section, of which individual images at least some individual images overlap at least in part in each case, and that to... Agent:

20140192235 - Systems, methods, and media for reconstructing a space-time volume from a coded image: Systems, methods, and media for reconstructing a space-time volume from a coded image are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, systems for reconstructing a space-time volume from a coded image are provided, the systems comprising: an image sensor that outputs image data; and at least one processor that: causes a... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20140192236 - Dynamic, local edge preserving defect pixel correction for image sensors: Various technologies described herein pertain to defect pixel correction for image data collected by a pixel array of an image sensor. Neighborhood statistics for a given pixel from the image data are computed based on values of neighbor pixels of the given pixel from the image data. Whether the value... Agent: Altasens, Inc.

20140192237 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program, and image pickup apparatus including image processing apparatus: The image processing apparatus processes an image signal obtained from an image pickup element, using an image pickup optical system arranged to obtain directional traveling information of object image light corresponding to a pupil division area of a photographing lens. The apparatus includes: a unit of setting a focal position... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192239 - Image apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element, a correction value calculating unit, and a correction unit. The imaging element images an object through a photographing lens to generate an image signal. The correction value calculating unit calculates correction values for a plurality of frequency components of the image signal, the... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.

20140192238 - System and method for imaging and image processing: One or more objects of interest from a scene are selected. Depth information of the one or more objects is calculated. Additionally, depth information of the scene is calculated. The calculated depth information of the one or more objects is compared with calculated depth information of the scene. Based on... Agent: Linx Computational Imaging Ltd.

20140192240 - Camera methods and apparatus using optical chain modules which alter the direction of received light: Methods and apparatus for capturing or generating images using multiple optical chains operating in parallel are described. Pixel values captured by individual optical chains corresponding to the same scene area are combined to provide an image with at least some of the benefits which would have been provided by capturing... Agent: Tinz Optics, Inc.

20140192241 - Imaging apparatus and processing method thereof: A solid-state imaging apparatus of a dynamic range enlarged by reading out a carrier accumulated in a carrier accumulation unit at a plurality of times during a single carrier accumulation time period.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192242 - Image pickup apparatus, image pickup system and driving method of image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus of an embodiment includes pixel units each including a photoelectric conversion unit and an amplification transistor that outputs a signal based on an electric carrier generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, a first output line to which signals from first and other pixel units are output,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192243 - Image pickup device, method of manufacturing same, and electronic apparatus: An image pickup device with a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels includes: a photoelectric conversion section formed in a semiconductor substrate; and a metallic member formed between the semiconductor substrate and a wiring layer provided in a layer on the semiconductor substrate, a part of the metallic member... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140192244 - Image pickup device and image pickup method: An image pickup device includes: a camera unit; a display unit which displays an image captured by the camera unit; and a touch panel disposed so as to overlap the display unit. When a predetermined operation is performed on the touch panel, a brightness of the display unit is changed... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140192245 - Method and mobile terminal for implementing preview control: A method for controlling the preview of images taken by multiple cameras includes displaying a first preview image of a first camera on a screen, detecting a first user gesture through a second camera and a second user gesture on a touch panel mounted on the screen, and displaying a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140192246 - Digital photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and computer-readable recording medium: A digital photographing apparatus is provided. The digital photographing apparatus includes a photographing unit that generates photographed images from incident light, a live view generator that generates a live view image from the photographed images, and a display unit that displays the live view image. The live view generator determines... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192247 - Method for controlling camera operation based on haptic function and terminal supporting the same: A method for providing camera operations using a haptic function, and an electronic device implementing the same are provided. The method of operating the electric device includes receiving, by an electronic device including a camera, an input to activate the camera; receiving a request to output guidance information for assisting... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192248 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling same: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element including a pixel portion having a plurality of photoelectric conversion units with respect to one micro lens and color filters which are regularly arranged for each micro lens. The imaging apparatus generates a first signal and a second signal for phase difference-type focus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192249 - Image capturing apparatus and method for controlling the same: An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image sensor that includes a plurality of pixels, each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; a readout unit that reads out a signal from a portion of the photoelectric conversion elements of each pixel as a first signal and reads out a sum... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192250 - Imaging apparatus, signal processing method, and program: The present disclosure provides an apparatus and a method for generating a wide dynamic range image by executing a pixel value combination process of a plurality of different exposure time setting pixels. Control of a different exposure time is performed for each of a plurality of pixels of the same... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140192251 - Camera voice coil motor with resilient stop: A camera module includes a body having recesses in a first datum surface. A filleted edge may join the recesses to the first datum surface. An image sensor is coupled to the body at a known distance from the first datum surface. A movable lens mechanism includes a fixed portion... Agent:

20140192252 - Array camera: Disclosed is an array camera. The array camera includes an array camera comprising an image sensor sectioned into at least two channels and at least two lens modules each positioned on a top of one of the channels. Each channel consists of an active sensor area and a dead space.... Agent:

20140192253 - Methods and apparatus for capturing and/or processing images: Methods and apparatus for capturing or generating images using multiple optical chains operating in parallel are described. Pixel values captured by individual optical chains corresponding to the same scene area are combined to provide an image with at least some of the benefits which would have been provided by capturing... Agent: Tinz Optics, Inc.

20140192254 - Quasi-monocentric-lens-based multi-scale optical system: Optical systems based on an objective lens comprising one or more plastic lens elements are disclosed. The inclusion of plastic lens element reduces one or more of system cost, size, weight, and/or complexity. The chromatic performance of some imaging systems in accordance with the present invention is improved by incorporation... Agent: Duke University

20140192255 - Dynamic adjustment of multimode lightfield imaging system using exposure condition and filter position: An adjustable multimode lightfield imaging system. A non-homogeneous filter module is positioned at the pupil plane of the lightfield imaging system and provides the multimode capability. The filter module can be moved relative to the imaging system with the exposure conditions adjusted accordingly, thus allowing adjustment of the multimode capability.... Agent: Ricoh Co., Ltd.

20140192256 - Electro-optic aperture device: A portable consumer electronics device has a handheld portable device housing, and an electronic camera module integrated in the housing. The module has a focusing lens to focus light from a scene, an imaging sensor to receive the focused light, and an electro-optic variable aperture to allow different amounts of... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140192257 - Electro-optic aperture device: An electro-optic aperture has a stack that includes a front transparent conductor medium, an active electro-chromic medium, and a rear transparent conductor medium. The front and rear transparent conductor mediums are directly connected to each other by a conductive section located within the imaging path. Other embodiments are also described... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140192258 - Moveable led array flaps in ir led camera: An apparatus including a camera housing having an aperture, a camera having an imaging axis disposed in the housing with a lens disposed adjacent the aperture providing a field of view extending outwards through the aperture, around the imaging axis of the camera, at least one light source that illuminates... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140192259 - Power consumption in motion-capture systems with audio and optical signals: The technology disclosed provides systems and methods for reducing the overall power consumption of an optical motion-capture system without compromising the quality of motion capture and tracking. In implementations, this is accomplished by operating the motion-detecting cameras and associated image-processing hardware in a low-power mode (e.g., at a low frame... Agent: Leap Motion, Inc.

20140192260 - 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: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140192261 - Chroma frame conversion for the video codec: Converting a first format frame to one or more second format frames. In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a first format frame using n coefficients, where n is the total number of coefficients used for the Y, U and V planes of the first format frame. The method further... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140192262 - Video demodulation device: A demodulator of a video demodulation device includes an analog-to-digital converter converting an analog IF signal into a digital IF signal, a luminance gain adjuster performing gain adjustment of a luminance component included in the digital IF signal such that a maximum of the luminance component within a predetermined period... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140192263 - Audio video offset detector: Systems and methods of measuring a temporal offset between audio content and video content that employ audio fingerprints from an audio signal in the audio content, and video fingerprints from video frames in the video content. The systems obtain reference audio and video fingerprints prior to transmission of video over... Agent:

20140192264 - Mechanism for facilitating dynamic timestamp-less clock generation for transmitting media steams over shared channels: A mechanism for facilitating dynamic timestamp-less clock generation for transmitting media streams over shared channels is described. In one embodiment, a method includes periodically counting and producing, at a first media device, a number of audio/video (“A/V”) samples, generating a pace clock based on the number of A/V samples, generating... Agent: Silicon Image, Inc.

20140192265 - Method of and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications: A method and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications includes a processor, a secondary memory and a system memory. In providing a smooth transition between applications, the apparatus and method provides synchronization of the video and graphics components while transitioning from a first application to a second... Agent: Sony Electronics Inc.

20140192266 - Method and apparatus of reducing compression noise in digital video streams: Method and apparatus for reducing random noise in digital video streams are described. In one innovative aspect, a device for reducing noise of a video stream is provided. The device includes a ringing noise detector configured to identify ringing noise in an image included in the video stream. The device... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140192267 - Method and apparatus of reducing random noise in digital video streams: Method and apparatus for reducing random noise in digital video streams are described. In one innovative aspect, the device includes a noise estimator. The device also includes a motion detector configured to determine a motion value indicative of motion between two frames of the video stream, the motion value based... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140192269 - Operation apparatus, information processing method therefor, and information processing apparatus: [Solving Means] This operation apparatus includes: a casing including two surfaces opposed in front and back directions as a first surface and a second surface; a first operation input unit that is provided in the first surface and includes a detector that performs a detection of an operation of a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140192268 - Personal interactive overhead projection inflight entertainment system: In a personal interactive overhead projection IFE system, an overhead projector associated with a passenger's seat projects video onto a passive substrate attached to the seat. The passive substrate may be a tray table or a dedicated video projection screen. The passenger sitting in the seat controls the projected video... Agent:

20140192270 - Support frame and display device including the same: A television apparatus comprises a support frame and a leg member extending from the support frame to support the support frame in an inclined orientation. The television apparatus further comprises a display panel unit having a chassis movably mounted to the support frame via a first coupling assembly mounted between... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192271 - Video arm deployment method: The present invention is generally related to video assemblies and more particularly video assemblies for on-board entertainment systems. The video assembly may include a video arm coupled with a video monitor. The video assembly may be manually moveable by a user between a stowed position and a deployed position. The... Agent: Zodiac Seats US LLC

  
07/03/2014 > 212 patent applications in 104 patent subcategories.

20140184721 - Method and apparatus for performing a video conference: A method for performing a video conference in a mobile phone is provided. The video conference involves a plurality of conferencing devices that display presentation content and a video image of one or more participants in the video conference. The mobile phone receives a first and second real-time transport protocol... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140184722 - Wireless communication apparatus capable of wireless communication with public wireless network and wireless communication apparatus, and image communication apparatus capable of wireless communication with wireless communication apparatus: The invention provides an image communication apparatus in which an image input unit for entering image and a portable communication unit capable of wireless connection with a public wireless network are constructed in separate manner and are rendered capable of mutual wireless communication.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184723 - Display and service adjustments to enable multi-tasking during a video call: A telecommunication device configured to enable a user to engage in a telecommunication device activity while participating in a video call is described herein. The telecommunication device concurrently displays user interfaces for the video call and the activity. The user interfaces may be displayed adjacent to each other, or one... Agent: T-mobile Usa, Inc.

20140184726 - Display apparatus and method for video calling thereof: A display apparatus and a method for video calling thereof are provided. The method includes: capturing an image; detecting a face of at least one user from the captured image; setting an interest area to include a preset body part of the at least one user whose face has been... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184724 - Head mounted display and method of video communication using the same: A head mounted display (HMD) comprises a display unit configured to output an image; a communication unit configured to transmit and receive video communication image data; a camera unit configured to take an image in a forward direction of the HMD; and a processor configured to control the display unit,... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140184727 - Image processing method and image processing device: An image processing method and an image processing device are provided. The image processing method includes: determining a first width and a second width, where the second width is the width of a gap between display devices of target images on N screens, the first width is the width of... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140184725 - Telephone with video function and method of performing video conference using telephone: A telephone with a video function is provided, including a projection module, a network module, a video-audio capturing module, a conference module and a processor. The network module provides a network interface. The video-audio capturing module is configured to capture an image and voice of a local user, and accordingly... Agent: Coretronic Corporation

20140184728 - Method and system for controlling video structure of video conference system: Disclosed is a method and system for allowing a server system to control a video structure of a client system through a video of an optimized size and to transmit the controlled video structure in a system in which video conference is remotely available. The method includes a step of... Agent:

20140184729 - Oral and video proceedings collection and transcription device: A system that enables remote participation in a live proceeding includes a first computer configured to transmit and receive audio and video data with a second computer through a network. An audio mixer is configured to combine a first audio signal received from a microphone with a second audio signal... Agent: Next Generation Reporting, LLC

20140184730 - Video presence method and system: A video presence method and system. The method includes: receiving a multi-viewpoint three-dimensional video signal from a remote end; determining multiple viewpoint image streams in the multi-viewpoint three-dimensional video signal; and alternately displaying the multiple viewpoint image streams in sequence in a viewing area, where a distance between two neighboring... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140184731 - Method and apparatus for motion based participant switching in multipoint video conferences: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a memory that stores executable instructions and a processor that executes the instructions in order to determine, for plural received compressed video inputs, at least one motion vector included in each of the plural compressed video inputs; calculate, based on the determined motion vectors,... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.

20140184733 - Method and terminal for transmitting information: The present invention discloses a method and a terminal for transmitting information. The method includes: determining shooting width information of a first system; determining an image adjustment parameter according to the shooting width information, where the image adjustment parameter is used to indicate the shooting width information in a form... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140184732 - System, method and architecture for in-built media enabled personal collaboration on endpoints capable of ip voice video communication: A system, method and architecture for in-built media enabled personal collaboration on endpoints are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more personal communication modified video communication terminals (PCMVCTs), one or more of video communication terminals (VCTs), one or more of voices over IP communication terminals (VoCTs), one or more remote... Agent: Ittiam Systems (p) Ltd.

20140184720 - Platform for end point and digital content centric real-time shared experience for collaboration: A platform for end point and digital content centric real-time shared experience for collaboration across endpoints is disclosed. In one embodiment, media centric collaboration terminals (MCCTs) are communicatively connected to one or more terminals selected from the group consisting of video communication terminals (VCTs), voice over Internet protocol (IP) communication... Agent: Ittiam Systems Pte. Ltd.

20140184734 - Reception apparatus, reception method, and program thereof, image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and program thereof, and transmission apparatus, transmission method, and program thereof: A reception apparatus configured to receive content data including a plurality of pieces of segment data includes a metadata reception unit configured to receive metadata indicating a reproduction order of the segment data, an acquisition unit configured to acquire storage information indicating whether the reception apparatus is in a storage... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184735 - Synchronization and mixing of audio and video streams in network-based video conferencing call systems: In one aspect, audio streams are added to a mix until the mix is either complete (i.e., all audio streams have been added) or the mix is closed early (i.e., before the mix is complete). In another aspect, audio and video streams are synchronized by playing back the audio stream... Agent: Optical Fusion, Inc.

20140184736 - Systems and methods for causing a user to look into a camera: Systems and method for causing a user to look into a camera are described. In some aspects, a position of a camera coupled with a computing device is determined. A computer-generated element is displayed proximate to the determined position of the camera. The computer-generated element is presented for causing a... Agent:

20140184737 - Driving assistant system and method: A driving assistant system includes a plurality of cameras configured to capture wide-angle views around a vehicle; a monitor, a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) connected to the plurality of cameras, and a digital signal processor connected to the FPGA and the monitor. The FPGA converts the wide-angle images to flat... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140184738 - Video signal processing device: In order to obtain an optimum depth enhancement effect for three-dimensional (3D) images, a depth information extractor configured to compute depth information from an input video signal, a 2D/3D converter configured to convert, when the input video signal is a two-dimensional (2D) video signal, the 2D video signal to a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140184744 - Depth coding: Various implementations address depth coding and related disciplines. In one particular implementation, a segmentation is determined for a particular portion of a video image in a sequence of video images. The segmentation is determined based on reference depth indicators that are associated with at least a portion of one video... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20140184739 - Foreground extraction method for stereo video: A foreground extraction method for stereo videos applied in an image processing apparatus of a video decoder is provided. The method uses a left-eye view image, a right-eye view image, and multiple interview motion vectors thereof from a decoded multi-view video bitstream to calculate the parallax for the horizontal direction... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140184742 - Image encoding method, image decoding method, image encoding apparatus, and image decoding apparatus: An image encoding method for encoding a multi-view image captured from a plurality of capturing views includes: generating a plurality of view identification information items each for identifying a plurality of display views that are a plurality of views used for display in an image decoding apparatus, by corresponding to... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140184743 - Method and apparatus for coding and transmitting 3d video sequences in a wireless communication system: A communication system is provided that includes a source multimedia communication device that supports three dimension (3D) video streaming to a destination multimedia communication device. The source multimedia communication device receives multiview video data from multiple multiview video data sources, generates spatial disparity information based on the multiview video data,... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140184740 - Parsing syntax elements in three-dimensional video coding: When a current view is a dependent texture view, a current coding unit (CU) is not intra coded, and a partitioning mode of the current CU is equal to PART_2N×2N, a video coder obtains, from a bitstream that comprises an encoded representation of the video data, a weighting factor index... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140184741 - Video encoding and decoding method and apparatus using the same: The present invention is related to a method for moving the position of a base view from an arbitrary GOP (Group Of Pictures) start position to implement an efficient encoding structure in multi-view video encoding. The existing multi-view video encoding method exhibits low encoding efficiency when correlation between the base... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140184745 - Accurate 3d finger tracking with a single camera: An object tracking device includes a camera with a field of view oriented in a first direction and a mirror with a field of reflection oriented in a second direction. When an object is in a first region in the field of view of the electronic camera, the camera has... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140184746 - Image processing method and apparauts: An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus determines whether a first charge quantity of charges stored in a first charge storage is greater than or equal to a predetermined saturation level, the first charge storage among a plurality of charge storages configured to store charges generated by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184748 - Single-sensor system for extracting depth information from image blur: Hardware and software methodology are described for three-dimensional imaging in connection with a single sensor. A plurality of images is captured at different degrees of focus without focus change of an objective lens between such images. Depth information is extracted by comparing image blur between the images captured on the... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20140184747 - Visually-assisted stereo acquisition from a single camera: A method is disclosed of indicating a suitable pose for a camera for obtaining a stereoscopic image, with the camera comprising an imaging sensor. The method comprises obtaining and storing a first image of a scene using the imaging sensor when the camera is in a first pose; moving the... Agent: St-ericsson Sa

20140184751 - Device for acquiring depth image, calibrating method and measuring method therefor: A device for acquiring depth image, a calibrating method and a measuring method therefore are provided. The device includes at least one projecting device, at least one image sensing device, a mechanism device and a processing unit. The projecting device projects a projection pattern to a measured object. The image... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140184752 - Method of controlling two cameras of a 3d camera rig and camera rig: The invention relates to a method for controlling two cameras of a camera rig for shooting 3D films, wherein optimum values for the specific instant are used for a distance of the cameras from a point at which the optical axes of the cameras intersect, i.e. CVDopt, and for a... Agent:

20140184750 - Stereo vision encoded ultrasonic inspection: This invention applies optical tracking technology with an ultrasound inspection system to associate recorded position data with the inspection data. The reference targets of the optical tracking system can be attached to the inspection assembly to allow fully recorded position information to be associated with the ultrasonic, eddy current, or... Agent: Areva Np Inc.

20140184753 - Stereoscopic image capturing device and stereoscopic image capturing method: A camera unit that captures and generates a plurality of images of a subject and a setting unit that sets different image capturing positions of the camera unit are provided. The setting unit sets the different image capturing positions so that the distance between an n−th image capturing position and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140184749 - Using photometric stereo for 3d environment modeling: Detecting material properties such reflectivity, true color and other properties of surfaces in a real world environment is described in various examples using a single hand-held device. For example, the detected material properties are calculated using a photometric stereo system which exploits known relationships between lighting conditions, surface normals, true... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140184755 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: So as to obtain color parallax images, it has been necessary to prepare an image capturing optical system and an image capturing element that are complex, to capture the parallax images. In view of this, provided is an image processing apparatus including: an image obtaining section that obtains original image... Agent:

20140184754 - Method of obtaining depth information and display apparatus: A method of obtaining depth information and a display apparatus may adjust a sensor area of a sensor panel based on a distance from an object, and may obtain depth information of the object based on the adjusted sensor area.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184759 - Display method and display apparatus: A display method is provided. The display method according to various exemplary embodiments includes: extracting stereoscopic information of an image frame; adjusting at least one of brightness and saturation regarding at least one object included in the image frame based on the extracted stereoscopic information; and displaying an image frame... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184758 - Image processing method of transparent display apparatus and apparatus thereof: There are provided an image processing method. Perspective is calculated from an image, the image is divided into a plurality of objects in consideration of the perspective, and processing levels of the plurality of objects are assigned. A light shielding rate of a transparent display apparatus is calculated based on... Agent: Lg Display Co., Ltd.

20140184756 - Stereoscopic projection device and display method thereof: A stereoscopic projection device includes a plurality of light source modules, a dichroic mirror, a first optical module, a second optical module, and a beam-combining prism. Each light source module includes a plurality of light sources used for providing light beams and a prism module used for collecting the light... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc

20140184757 - Systems and methods for optically projecting three-dimensional text, images and/or symbols onto three-dimensional objects: The present invention provides a method whereby the spatial relationship and orientations of one or more three-dimensional objects being illuminated by an optical projector, and the optical projector itself, can be very accurately defined both quickly and easily. The present invention also provides a novel computerized optical projection system whereby... Agent: Projection Works, Inc.

20140184760 - Three-dimensional video display apparatus and three-dimensional video display method: A three-dimensional (3D) video display apparatus includes: a viewing action detecting unit which detects whether or not a viewing state of a user who views a plurality of 3D video display screens with a viewing target being changed between the 3D video display screens has changed a predetermined number of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140184761 - Displaying an auto-stereoscopic image: An apparatus, a method and a computer program are provided. The apparatus may include: a display panel including a plurality of pixel groups, wherein each pixel group includes first, second, third and fourth pixels; and an optical arrangement configured, when the display panel is in a first orientation relative to... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140184762 - Method of stereoscopic synchronization of active shutter glasses: A three-dimensional viewing device for providing images to a user includes a receiver receiving source 3D synchronization signals from a transmitting device, wherein the source 3D synchronization signals comprise a source frequency and a source phase, a plurality of LCD shutters including a right LCD shutter and a left LCD... Agent: Bit Cauldron Corporation

20140184763 - Desktop electronic magnifier: A desktop electronic magnifier in a first embodiment includes a monitor and a control panel mounted to the monitor so that access to the control panel cannot be blocked by any position of the monitor. In a second embodiment, a monitor is positioned atop a flat platform that surmounts the... Agent: Freedom Scientific, Inc.

20140184766 - Modular medical imaging system: A modular video imaging system, and more particularly, a modular video imaging system having a control module connectable to multiple input modules. The input modules each capable of receiving differing types of image data from different types of cameras and processing the image data into a format recognizable by the... Agent:

20140184764 - Reprogrammable video imaging system with modular architecture: A reprogrammable modular imaging device with a control module and at least one input module connected to the control module. Image data is received by the input module for processing and transmission to the control module. A program is received by the control module to reprogram the processor.... Agent:

20140184765 - Video imaging system with multiple camera white balance capability: A system for capturing image data including a control module having a control switch and a processor, the processor being adapted for white balance control and the control switch being adapted to initiate white balance control, at least one input module connected to the control module, the input module providing... Agent:

20140184769 - Fluorescence observation apparatus: Provided is a fluorescence observation apparatus including: a fluorescence image acquisition section and a reference image acquisition section that acquire a fluorescence image and a reference image of a subject, respectively; a division image generation section that generates a division image by dividing an image based on the fluorescence image... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140184768 - Scanning endoscope system: A scanning endoscope system has a light guide portion that guides an illuminating light, a drive portion capable of causing the light guide portion to swing so that an irradiation position of the illuminating light draws a locus corresponding to a predetermined scanning pattern, a light detecting portion that receives... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140184767 - Single power switch for modular medical imaging system: A modular video imaging system, and more particularly, a modular video imaging system having a control module connectable to multiple input modules. The control module and each input module having its own power supply and the input modules each capable of receiving differing types of image data from different types... Agent:

20140184771 - Contactless camera connection system: A camera system having a camera head with an imaging device and a first connector; a camera control unit with a processor and a second connector configured to removably engage the first connector; and wherein the first connector and the second connector are configured to allow for contactless transfer of... Agent:

20140184770 - Inter-module link interface: A multi-function cable, and more particularly, a multi-function cable having components permitting its interchangeable use with a variety of modules, the modules including endoscopes, cameras input units and display units. The multi-function cable is capable of receiving inputs from multiple different types of modules having diverse data and signal formats... Agent:

20140184772 - Apparatus and method for recognition of suspicious activities: A medication confirmation method and apparatus. The method of an embodiment of the invention includes the steps of capturing one or more video sequences of a user administering medication by a video capture device, storing the captured one or more video sequences to a non-transitory memory, and analyzing at least... Agent: Ai Cure Technologies, Inc.

20140184773 - Human body security inspection apparatus and method: The present invention discloses a human body security inspection apparatus and a corresponding method. Specifically, the apparatus comprises: a human body security inspection device (1), configured to scan the human to be inspected (2) in order to inspect whether the human to be inspected (2) carries prohibited articles; a KINECT... Agent:

20140184774 - Personal identification device and method: A personal identification apparatus includes a finger inlet into which a finger inserted; an interface where the finger is introduced through the finger inlet; a plurality of light sources provided inside the interface to irradiate light to the finger from a plurality of directions; image pick-up units being respectively arranged... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140184775 - Eye tracking wearable devices and methods for use: Devices and methods are provided for eye-tracking, e.g., including a freeform optical assembly and/or a modular design. In an exemplary embodiment, a device and method are provided that includes a wearable device on a user's head, the wearable device including a scene camera oriented to capture images of the user's... Agent: Eyefluence, Inc.

20140184777 - High-resolution luminescence microscopy: A microscopy method for generating a high-resolution image (55) of a sample (2) comprising the following steps: a) the sample (2) is provided with a marker, which upon excitation emits statistically blinking luminescent radiation, or a sample (2) is used which upon excitation emits locally distributed, statistically blinking luminescent radiation;... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

20140184778 - Image processing apparatus, control method for the same, image processing system, and program: An image processing apparatus is configured to generate a display image used to display a captured image captured by imaging a slide on which a specimen is placed. The image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an overall image generated from the captured image for displaying the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184776 - Micro or nano scope: Provided is a micro or nano scope. The micro or nano scope includes a prism, a optical detection system detecting an image from a sample on the prism, and a light guiding system providing incident light to the prism, the light guiding system changing an incident angle of the incident... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140184780 - Apparatus and control method therefor: An imaging apparatus controls a size of an imaging region according to a spread of Z positions of substances in an object. For example, the imaging region becomes wide when the spread is small and becomes narrow when the spread is large. Or, the number of image sensors to be... Agent:

20140184779 - Microscopy optoelectric device with focus scanning: A microscopy optoelectronic device for reconstructing a three-dimensional model of a sample, which can be connected to any PC in order to obtain three-dimensional surface micro-reliefs, includes a portable device body, having a casing and a frame supporting: a digital optical sensor; an optical group, coupled to the sensor including... Agent: Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche

20140184781 - Furnace tube inspection: Devices, methods, and systems for determining a layout for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a building are described herein. One method includes receiving information from a building information model associated with a building, receiving information from a pre-engineering tool associated with the building, and determining a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140184782 - System of measuring warpage and method of measuring warpage: Disclosed herein are a system for measuring a warpage and a method for measuring a warpage. The system for measuring a warpage includes: a heating plate portion heating the sample; and a reference gating portion disposed between the sample and the camera so as to be spaced apart from the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140184784 - Defect inspection device and defect inspection method: A defect inspection device of the present invention for detecting a position of a defect existing in a wire formed on a panel, includes: a probe which applies a voltage to a terminal section of the wire; probe moving means for moving the probe to the terminal section; a first... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184783 - Device for determining surface defects: A device for determining the surface defects of a product includes a base, a support member, a platform, a lighting unit, an image capturing unit, and a processing unit. The lighting unit includes a driving unit, a frame and a number of light sources. The light sources are mounted along... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140184785 - Vehicle standstill recognition: A method of determining “true” standstill in a vehicle. The method includes detecting an object outside of the vehicle via a camera, saving first data on the detected object in a memory, detecting the same object after a delay, saving, after the delay, second data on the detected object in... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140184787 - Device for determining surface defects: A device is used for determining whether or not a product has any surface defects. The device includes a platform, a mirror, an image capturing unit, and a processing unit. The mirror and the image capturing unit are respectively adjacent to a first side and second side of the platform.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140184786 - Systems and methods for stand-off inspection of aircraft structures: A system for stand-off inspection comprising local positioning system hardware and a nondestructive evaluation instrument supported by a pan-tilt mechanism. The system further comprises a computer system that is programmed to perform the following operations: (a) directing the local positioning system hardware toward an area of a surface on a... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140184789 - Automated water drop measurement and ice detection system: A method and apparatus for detecting an icing condition. The apparatus comprises a sensor system and an icing condition detector. The sensor system is configured to collect drops of water from air on an exterior of an aircraft and generate a number of images of the drops of water collected.... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140184790 - Fluorescence observation device: The purpose is to reduce correction errors and acquire quantitative information of an object. Provided is a fluorescence observation device including: a light source; a fluorescence-image generation part that acquires a fluorescence image of an object F irradiated with excitation light; a white-light-image generation part that acquires a white-light image... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140184788 - Portable optical device with interactive wireless remote capability: A firearm scope comprises an optical sensor to capture video data, a display, a transceiver configured to communicate data wirelessly through a communication channel, and a controller. The controller can be configured to provide a portion of the video data to the display, provide media content including the video data... Agent: Trackingpoint, Inc.

20140184791 - Optical image capturing module, alignment method, and observation method: An optical image capturing module and an alignment method and an observation method for an upper substrate and a lower substrate using the optical image capturing module are provided. The upper substrate and the lower substrate are disposed opposite. The alignment method includes the following steps of: emitting a light... Agent: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

20140184792 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect an object from image data, a blurring processing unit configured to execute blurring processing on the image data based on a result of the detection by the detection unit, and a control unit configured to control whether to execute... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184795 - Detecting relative crowd density via client devices: Detecting crowds is provided. A location is selected in a set of locations a user of a client device wants to go to based on data within a profile associated with the user. A set of data inputs is monitored to determine a number of people currently at the selected... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140184794 - Inspection systems and methods: Systems and methods provided herein. In one embodiment, a system includes a mobile device comprising a display screen. The system further includes a non-destructive testing (NDT) device comprising a camera configured to capture image data, video data, or a combination thereof, and a wireless system configured to communicate the image... Agent: General Electric Company

20140184793 - Multispectral flame detector: A flame detection system including optics positioned to collect radiation from a scene and provide multiple images of the scene, sets of microbolometer pixels, each set receiving one of the multiple images, wherein the images comprise different spectra of the scene, and electronics to receive signals from the different sets... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140184800 - Imaging device, object detecting apparatus, optical filter, and manufacturing method of optical filter: An imaging device includes an optical filter. The optical filter has a configuration in which a polarization filter layer and a spectral filter layer are laminated in light transmission direction. Of the polarization filter layer and the spectral filter layer, the layer on the lower side in lamination direction has... Agent:

20140184796 - Method and apparatus for remotely controlling a microphone: A method and vehicle-based communication system are provided that control a remote microphone by determining that one or more of the remote microphone and a user of the remote microphone is in a field of view (FOV) of a video camera and, in response, instructing the remote microphone to configure... Agent: Motorola Solutions, Inc.

20140184797 - System for detecting vehicle driving state: A system is adapted for detecting a driving state of a vehicle, and is operable to obtain real-time image frames corresponding to a driver of the vehicle for determining if the driver is in a dangerous driving state, to obtain operation information of the vehicle for determining if the vehicle... Agent: Automotive Research & Testing Center

20140184798 - Vehicle and method for operating a camera arrangement for a vehicle: The invention relates to a vehicle (10) with at least one camera (16), by means of which at least one image area of a surrounding of the vehicle (10) is capturable, the image area comprising a plurality of pixels and being arranged obliquely above a vehicle front as viewed in... Agent: Valeo Schalter Und Sensoren Gmbh

20140184799 - Vehicle camera alignment system: A vision system for a vehicle includes at least one imaging sensor disposed at the vehicle and having an exterior field of view. The imaging sensor is operable to capture image data. The imaging sensor includes or is associated with an inclination sensor. At least one other inclination sensor is... Agent: Magna Electronic Inc.

20140184801 - Wearable video device and video system including the same: A wearable video device is provided. The video device wearable includes a first hanger and a second hanger by which the wearable video device is connected to a user, a first camera module that is installed in the first hanger, the first camera module having a first optical axis that... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184804 - Method and apparatus for activation and deactivation of aircraft container tracking device: A tracking system that includes equipment and methodology to determine when the tracked container is in close proximity to an aircraft. In general, the tracking device is deactivated while the aircraft container is close to or on board of the aircraft, and the tracking device is activated while the aircraft... Agent: Petari Usa, Inc.

20140184803 - Secure and private tracking across multiple cameras: A technique for multi-camera object tracking is disclosed that preserves privacy of imagery from each camera or group of cameras. This technique uses secure multi-party computation to compute a distance metric across data from multiple cameras without revealing any information to operators of the cameras except whether or not an... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140184802 - Techniques for reducing consumer wait time: A computer-implemented method is disclosed herein. The method includes the step of monitoring a plurality of locations within a retail store with respective cameras directed at each location and generating respective monitoring video signals. The method also includes the step of receiving, at a processing device of a commerce server,... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20140184806 - Gunshot detection system and method: A device and a method for use in detection of a muzzle flash event is described. The device can include a Photo Detector Array (PDA), sensitive in at least a portion of the NIR and SWIR spectrum, and a filter of electromagnetic radiation selectively passing in this portion a spectral... Agent: Elta Systems Ltd.

20140184809 - Image sensor device with aligned ir filter and dielectric layer and related methods: An image sensor device may include an interconnect layer, an image sensor IC adjacent the interconnect layer and having an image sensing surface, and a dielectric layer adjacent the image sensor IC and having an opening therein aligned with the image sensing surface. The image sensor device may also include... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (shenzhen) Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140184810 - Inspection system, inspection method, pixel circuit and image sensor: An inspection system includes a CIGS camera configured to generate a visible light image and an infrared light image of an inspection object by imaging visible light and infrared light simultaneously on the same optical axis using a CIGS image sensor, and an inspection apparatus configured to inspect the inspection... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20140184808 - Photoelectric conversion device and imaging apparatus having the photoelectric conversion device: A photoelectric conversion device includes visible-light filters, infrared light filters, pixels arrayed in a row direction and a column direction, and wiring layers disposed between the pixels and visible-light filters and infrared light filters. The pixels include first pixels disposed corresponding to the visible-light filters, and second pixels disposed corresponding... Agent:

20140184807 - Segmented focal plane array architecture: Various techniques are provided for implementing a segmented focal plane array (FPA) of infrared sensors. In one example, a system includes a segmented FPA. The segmented FPA includes a top die having an array of infrared sensors (e.g., bolometers). The top die may also include a portion of a read-out... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.

20140184805 - Thermal camera and method for eliminating ghosting effects of hot-target thermal images: Various apparatuses and methods for compensating for ghosting effects in thermal imaging devices are disclosed. Offsets in thermal image data due to ghosting effects on thermal sensors may be modeled, predicted, and/or eliminated by various embodiments of the present invention. These models may be time-varying to compensate for dynamic offset... Agent: Fluke Corporation

20140184811 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: The invention is concerning to an image processing apparatus of the present invention including an acquisition unit, a first setting unit, a second setting unit, and a detection unit. The acquisition unit acquires image data. The first setting unit sets an area included in the image data as a template... Agent:

20140184812 - Image recognition apparatus, control method, and program of the same: An image recognition apparatus is arranged to extract feature information of an object area detected from among images, compare with feature information of previously-registered objects, thereby calculating a degree of similarity, when the calculated degree of similarity is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value, determine the object... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184814 - Calibration reference pattern for vehicle camera and setting method thereof, and image conversion method and device: An image conversion method is provided. An image of a calibration reference pattern is captured. A plurality of first and a plurality of second characteristic patterns of the calibration reference pattern are identified. Coordinates of the first and second characteristic patterns in a first view angle coordinate system are obtained,... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140184813 - Lens shading calibration for cameras: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for performing automatic lens shading correction using module-specific calibrations. According to one aspect of the invention, a method is provided that is performed over three main stages. During a first stage, radial symmetric component data is determined that is... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140184815 - Calibration plate for calibrating a plurality of image capturing devices and method for calibrating a plurality of image capturing devices: A calibration plate and a method for calibrating image capturing devices are provided. The calibration plate includes: a plate having a front face and a rear face; a plurality of calibration patterns formed at the front face of the plate, arranged in a regular manner, and used to calibrate image... Agent: Metal Industries Research&development Centre

20140184824 - Communication apparatus and method of controlling communication apparatus: A communication apparatus is connected to an external apparatus in a connection mode selected from a plurality of connection modes including a first connection mode in which an external apparatus is connected in accordance with a predetermined operation on the communication apparatus and a second connection mode in which an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184822 - Communication system for digital camera and mobile device: A device is provided that includes a recording medium with embedded communication functionality, a communication controller, a communication status verifier, a communication period calculator, and a verification interval setter. The recording medium stores data. The communication controller transmits the data to an external system via the recording medium. The communication... Agent: Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.

20140184817 - Enabling a metadata storage subsystem: The present disclosure provides techniques for enabling a metadata storage subsystem. A directory of available metadata is created, and the metadata is stored in various system data stores. The metadata is retrieved as requested by a host device, and the metadata is transferred to the host device. Additionally, the metadata... Agent:

20140184816 - Executing a command within a transport mechanism based on a get and set architecture: The present disclosure provides techniques for executing a command within a transport mechanism based on a get and set architecture. An attribute identification of the command is extracted and a get protocol data unit (PDU) is sent from a host device to a imaging device based on the attribute identification... Agent:

20140184819 - Executing a command within a transport mechanism based on a get and set architecture: The present disclosure provides techniques for executing a command within a transport mechanism based on a get and set architecture. An attribute identification of the command is extracted and a get protocol data unit (PDU) is sent from a host device to a imaging device based on the attribute identification... Agent:

20140184821 - Image management system, image management method, and computer program product: The present invention is concerning to an image management system that communicates with a first communication terminal via a communication network, the image management system comprising: an image storage unit configured to store image data; a receiving unit configured to receive, from the first communication terminal, link information that includes... Agent:

20140184825 - Image pickup apparatus, control method of image pickup apparatus, and program: A control method of an image pickup apparatus has: an output step of outputting a photographed image to an external image processing apparatus; a transmission step of transmitting a transmission request of parameter information of an image processing to the photographed image which is generated by the external image processing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184826 - Imaging device having multiple optics: Disclosed is an imaging device that has a base and a plurality of image capture devices. The base includes a bottom portion and an elongate stem portion that is pivotally attached at one of its ends to the bottom portion. An arm is pivotally attached to the stem portion. The... Agent: Pathway Innovations And Technologies, Inc.

20140184820 - Selecting image or video files for cloud storage: A method responsive to receiving a data from a computing device connected to the computer in a cloud computing system or data center, identifies a criteria associated with the computing device, responsive to identifying the criteria, determines whether the data is authorized for transmission to a storage in the cloud... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140184818 - Techniques for detecting depleted stock: A computer-implemented method is disclosed herein. The method includes the step of receiving, at a processing device of a commerce server, at least a video signal from a head mountable unit worn by a consumer in a retail store. The method also includes the step of identifying, with the processing... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20140184823 - Transmission apparatus, reception apparatus, transmission method, reception method, and storage medium: A transmission apparatus transmits second metadata when it receives a second acquisition request of metadata (e.g., playlist) after the transmission apparatus has received a first acquisition request of the metadata. Segment data indicated by the second metadata to be acquirable by a reception apparatus includes not segment data already transmitted... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184829 - Bluetooth remote-control photographing device: A Bluetooth remote-control photographing device composed of a photographing device body and a Bluetooth remote controller controlling the photographing device body; a Bluetooth module is electrically connected on the circuit board of the said photographing device body; with the said Bluetooth, the said photographing device body wirelessly connected with the... Agent:

20140184827 - Camera command set host command translation: The present disclosure provides techniques for translating input camera commands to device-specific commands. Camera commands may be translated by a translation engine located separately from the camera and then transferred to the camera. The translated commands may be less complex than input commands. By translating the commands, older cameras may... Agent:

20140184828 - Enabling a metadata storage subsystem: The present disclosure provides techniques for enabling a metadata storage subsystem. A directory of available metadata is created, and the metadata is stored in various system data stores. The metadata is retrieved as requested by a host device, and the metadata is transferred to the host device. Additionally, the metadata... Agent:

20140184831 - Imaging apparatus, control apparatus, control method therefor, and recording medium: An imaging apparatus receives a signal regularly transmitted from a control apparatus, determines whether or not the imaging apparatus is disconnected from the network based on a status of the reception of the signal, transmits a request for participation in the network to the control apparatus according to a determination... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184830 - Method of receiving connection information from mobile communication device, computer-readable storage medium having recorded thereon the method, and digital image-capturing apparatus: A method of receiving, by a digital image-capturing apparatus, connection information from a mobile communication terminal is described. Connection information is received from a mobile communication terminal that is connected with the digital image-capturing apparatus via near field communication (NFC). The connection information is input to an input window for... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184832 - Portable electronic device and method for activating camera device: A portable electronic device includes a camera, a first sensor, and a detecting module. The first sensor and the detecting module detect an orientation of portable electronic device and the points, which are grasped to determine whether the portable electronic device is held to capture images, and generates a control... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140184833 - Electronic device for reflecting spatial motion to focus subject and method thereof: An electronic device for reflecting a spatial motion to focus a subject and a method thereof. A method of operating an electronic device includes sensing a spatial motion of the electronic device, at the same time as sensing the spatial motion, determining the movement or non-movement of a subject being... Agent: Sumsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140184834 - Image capturing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image capturing apparatus comprises a shake detection unit configured to detect a shake, a motion vector detection unit configured to detect a motion vector indicating movement of an image from a captured image signal, a motion vector output control unit configured to selectively output an output of the motion... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184839 - Lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus including the same: A lens apparatus includes an optical system including multiple lens units, the optical system including: a first lens unit which is disposed closest to an object side in the optical system and is rotatable about a point in a vicinity of an optical axis of the optical system; and at... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184835 - Imaging device: A first heat radiation unit is formed on one surface of the imaging unit in a vertical direction. A second heat radiation unit is formed on the other surface of the imaging unit in the vertical direction. A third heat radiation unit is formed on a surface opposite to an... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation

20140184836 - Image capturing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a motion vector detection unit, a shake detection unit, a shake calculation unit configured to calculate a shake amount of the image capturing apparatus between the two images, an image blurring conversion unit configured to convert an output from the shake... Agent:

20140184837 - Image capturing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a focal length detection unit, a shake detection unit, a translation correction amount calculation unit configured to calculate a correction amount of image blurring in a translation direction, a rotation correction amount calculation unit configured to calculate a correction amount of... Agent:

20140184838 - Photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same: Provided is a photographing apparatus. The photographing apparatus includes: a main body having an image pickup device disposed therein; a middle cover disposed in a back side of the main body and includes a first opening disposed to correspond to a position of the image pickup device; a first connector... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184840 - Two words as the same voice command for a camera: A system and method is disclosed for enabling user friendly interaction with a camera system. Specifically, the inventive system and method has several aspects to improve the interaction with a camera system, including voice recognition, gaze tracking, touch sensitive inputs and others. The voice recognition unit is operable for, among... Agent:

20140184841 - Photographing device for producing composite image and method using the same: A photographing device includes a photographing unit, an image processor which separates an object from a first photographing image obtained by the photographing unit, a display which displays a background live view obtained by superimposing the separated object on a live view of a background, and a controller which obtains... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184842 - Camera command set host command translation: The present disclosure provides techniques for translating input camera commands to device-specific commands. Camera commands may be translated by a translation engine located separately from the camera and then transferred to the camera. The translated commands may be less complex than input commands. By translating the commands, older cameras may... Agent:

20140184843 - Defined data patterns for object handling: A method of defining data patterns for object handling includes obtaining an image of an input data area, processing the image to obtain image data, and comparing the image data with a pattern, wherein the pattern identifies spatial information of corresponding pattern fields of the pattern. The method further includes... Agent: Raf Technology, Inc.

20140184847 - Image capturing apparatus, component mounting apparatus, component testing apparatus, and substrate inspection apparatus: The TDI sensor includes: a light receiving unit including pixel rows each having a plurality of image capturing elements arranged in a first direction and generating and holding electric charges corresponding to respective exposure amounts, and electric charge holding rows each having a plurality of electric charge holding sections having... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184845 - Imaging optical system, camera device and mobile information terminal device: An imaging optical system, includes: in the order from an object side to an image plane side, a first lens group having a first lens which is formed as a negative lens; a second lens group having a second lens which is formed as a plano-concave lens, a third lens... Agent:

20140184846 - Method for running camera and electronic device thereof: A method usable by an electronic device executes at least one application operating a first camera and a second camera and determines whether an image acquired by the second camera is shaded by an object obscuring a portion of the acquired second camera image. In response to a determination the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184844 - Photoelectric conversion device, image pickup system, and driving method of photoelectric conversion device: A photoelectric conversion device includes analog signal output units including pixels and configured to output analog signals based on pixels, and signal processing units. Each of the signal processing units is provided correspondingly to one of the analog signal output units and includes a gain application unit configured to apply... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184848 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: An imaging apparatus capable of performing image display that allows a user to more effectively check images of a group composed of a plurality of images generated in response to a single shooting instruction, includes a control unit configured to perform control to cause an imaging unit to generate a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184849 - Apparatus having camera and method for image photographing: A method for image photographing in an apparatus having a camera, according to the present disclosure is provided. The method includes identifying a face area by focusing on a subject in an automatic shot mode, automatically and continuously shooting the subject if the identified face area is directed to the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184851 - Automatic image combining apparatus: The present invention includes an input unit receiving a first image obtained by shooting a subject with light applied thereto from a first lighting device in a diagonal direction, the input unit receiving a second image obtained by shooting the subject with light applied thereto from a second lighting device... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140184853 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire image data, a distance information acquisition unit configured to acquire distance information from a plurality of areas of the image data, a detection unit configured to detect whether the distance information changes gradually in a certain direction within... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184852 - Method and apparatus for capturing images: According to one aspect of the inventive concept there is provided a method of capturing images using a camera. The method comprises analyzing a view depicted by the digital camera and determining, based on the analysis, a subset of configurations of the digital camera. The method further comprises capturing, in... Agent: Mobile Imaging In Sweden Ab

20140184850 - System and method for generating 360 degree video recording using mvc: The present invention provides a system and method for combining asymmetrical camera views from a front racing and a back facing camera. Resizing and quality enhancement techniques are used to bring both front and back camera to same quality. Further, a panoramic mode of from camera and back camera are... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140184854 - Front camera face detection for rear camera zoom function: A method is described herein for controlling a zoom mode function of a portable imaging device equipped with multiple camera modules, such as a dual camera imaging device like a digital still camera, a smart phone, a tablet or a camcorder. Including, a method for enabling an automatic zoom mode... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140184855 - Image sensing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: An apparatus having an electronic zoom function, comprising an image sensing element, a zoom magnification setting unit, a pixel signal readout unit, an image processor, and a controller which, when the zoom magnification is between first and second zoom magnifications, controls to read out pixel signals of a first pixel... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184856 - Zoom lens and camera device: The zoom lens comprises five or more groups of lens pieces, namely, the foremost or first lens group of positive refractive power located the closest to an object, the succeeding second lens group of negative refractive power, the third lens group of positive refractive power, the fourth lens group of... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd

20140184858 - Apparatus and method for photographing image in camera device and portable terminal having camera: A method for photographing an image and a portable terminal having a camera for photographing an image are provided. The method includes buffering a burst shot image and displaying a frame image, erasing an object having a movement in the displayed image, and generating and displaying a still image by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184857 - Automatic low noise sampling of image and timing signals and signal delay compensation: A system is provided that measures the delay time of a first timing signal transmitted from a control unit to an imager and back to a phase detector. The phase detector also receives a second timing signal that is used as a reference to measure against the received/delayed first timing... Agent:

20140184859 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes an imaging element, a phase plate to modulate the optical transmission function of the optical image of the object, and an optical system for focusing the optical image modulated via the optical plate on the imaging surface of the imaging element, a spatial filter processing unit... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140184860 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program for detecting and correcting defective pixel in image: An image processing device includes a texture direction determining unit that determines a texture direction of an image, a defective pixel detecting unit that calculates a pixel value average for each of pixel groups including a plurality of pixels, and detects a defective pixel position on the basis of difference... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140184861 - Accurate plenoptic rendering with defocus blur: This invention claims a general plenoptic camera in which microlenses are replaced with optical imaging elements that in different embodiments may be compound lenses, diffractive optical elements, plenoptic cameras, or others. It also claims methods of rendering images from plenoptic data. In one embodiment a robust algorithm is shown for... Agent:

20140184862 - Extended dynamic range in color imagers: A digital color imager providing an extended luminance range, an improved color implementation and enabling a method for an easy transformation into another color space having luminance as a component has been achieved. Key of the invention is the addition of white pixels to red, green and blue pixels. These... Agent: Youliza, Gehts B.v. Limited Liability Company

20140184863 - Method for correcting pixel information of color pixels on a color filter array of an image sensor: A method for correcting pixel information of color pixels on a color filter array of an image sensor includes: establishing an M×M distance factor table, selecting M×M pixels of the color filter array, calculating a red/green/blue-color contribution from the red/green/blue pixels to a target pixel in the selected M×M pixels,... Agent: Visera Technologies Company Limited

20140184865 - Photoelectric conversion device, image pickup system, and driving method of photoelectric conversion device: A photoelectric conversion device includes analog signal output units including pixels and configured to output analog signals based on pixels, and signal processing units. Each of the signal processing units is provided correspondingly to one of the analog signal output units and including a gain application unit configured to apply... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184864 - Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a layout in which one sharing unit includes an array of photodiodes of 2 pixels by 4×n pixels (where, n is a positive integer), respectively, in horizontal and vertical directions.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140184866 - Image pickup element, image pickup apparatus, and method and program for controlling the same: An image pickup element generates an AF evaluation value to be used for image-pickup in accordance with an image signal corresponding to a voltage signal obtained from a first pixel group among a plurality of pixels. The image pickup element further outputs an image signal corresponding to a voltage signal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184867 - Electronic apparatus and a method for controlling the same: An electronic apparatus includes a touch detection unit configured to detect a touch on a display unit, an orientation detection unit configured to detect an orientation of the electronic apparatus, a display control unit configured to perform control so that a display position of a display item displayed on the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184868 - Electronic apparatus and control method of electronic apparatus: Control is made in such that in a case where an attitude detected by an attitude detection unit is a first attitude, if a trace of a detected touched position satisfies a specific condition, a function corresponding to the detected trace is executed, and in a case where the detected... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184869 - Image display apparatus, image-taking apparatus and image display method: The image display apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention comprises: an image input device which inputs an image signal; a particular target detection device which detects a particular target included in the image signal based on a particular target evaluation value indicating the feature of the particular... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140184870 - Imaging device, imaging method, and imaging program: An imaging device includes a display unit which displays an image, a focus unit which detects a focus deviation, and a display controller which causes the display unit to display a composite image in which a first image of a region of at least a portion of a second image... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140184872 - Imaging lens and portable electronic apparatus having the same: An imaging lens includes first, second, third, and fourth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order. The first lens element has a positive refractive power, and both of the object-side and image-side surfaces thereof have a convex portion near an optical axis... Agent: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

20140184875 - Imaging lens system: An imaging lens system includes, sequentially from an object side to an image side: a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having a negative refractive power; and a third lens having a positive refractive power or a negative refractive power, wherein a viewing angle θ satisfies... Agent: Kolen Co., Ltd.

20140184871 - Mobile device and optical imaging lens thereof: Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens comprises four lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side. Though controlling the convex or concave shape of the surfaces, the refraction power and/or the ratio among the parameters... Agent: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

20140184874 - Mobile device and optical imaging lens thereof: Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens comprises five lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side. Though controlling the convex or concave shape of the surfaces, the refracting power of the lens elements and/or equations... Agent:

20140184873 - Optical imaging lens set and electronic device comprising the same: An optical imaging lens set includes: a first lens element with positive refractive power having an image-side surface with a convex part in a vicinity of a circular periphery of the first lens element, a second lens element having an object-side surface with a convex part in a vicinity of... Agent:

20140184876 - Piezoelectric material, piezoelectric element, and electronic apparatus: A piezoelectric material includes, as a main component, a perovskite-type metal oxide represented by a general formula (Ba1-xCax)a(Ti1-y-zSnyZrz)O3 where 1.00≦a≦1.01, 0.125≦x≦0.300, 0≦y≦0.020, and 0.041≦z≦0.074, the perovskite-type metal oxide containing copper (Cu) and manganese (Mn). A Cu content relative to 100 parts by weight of the metal oxide is 0.02 parts... Agent:

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20140184879 - Auto focus control apparatus and continuous auto focus control method: The present invention relates to an auto focus control apparatus and a continuous auto focus control method. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an auto focus control apparatus including: a focal value calculation unit for calculating a focal value from a signal of an image frame; a... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140184880 - Photographic lens optical system: First, second, third, and fourth lenses (in order from an object side) are arranged between the object and an image sensor where an image of the object is formed. The first lens may have a positive refractive power and may be a meniscus lens that is convex toward the object.... Agent: Kolen Co., Ltd.

20140184881 - Auto-focus camera module with mems closed loop compensator: A MEMS actuator for a compact camera couples with an alignment compensation component for generating alignment compensation signals to position and align one or more movable lenses to account for a specific focus distance and for a camera module orientation and nonlinear displacement property of the one or more movable... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation

20140184885 - Image capture apparatus and method for controlling the same: Disclosed are an image capture apparatus in which an arrangement relationship between an image sensor and a microlens array that is arranged in front of the image sensor can be varied, and a method for controlling the same. In a state in which a photographic lens including the microlens array... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184883 - Imaging device, semiconductor integrated circuit and imaging method: An image capture device according to the present disclosure includes: an image sensor; a lens optical system condensing light onto the image sensor and including a focus lens; a driving section driving one of the image sensor and the focus lens to change a distance between the image sensor and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140184882 - Inner focus lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: An inner focus lens system, in order from an object side, comprising: a first lens unit including a most-object-side negative first lens element; a positive second lens unit; and a negative third lens unit, wherein an aperture diaphragm is included, the first lens unit, the third lens unit, and the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140184886 - Television lens apparatus: A television lens apparatus in which circuit boards can be easily mounted or dismounted and can be easily wired is provided. A lens barrel is contained in a housing. A housing opening is formed in the lens barrel to be opened and closed with a rotatable lid. A board holding... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140184884 - Zoom lens and camera device: The zoom lens comprises the foremost or first lens group of positive refractive power located the closest to an object, the succeeding second lens group of negative refractive power, and the third lens group of positive refractive power, all arranged in this order, and if any, the rearmost lens group(s)... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.

20140184887 - Inner focus lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: An inner focus lens system comprising lens units each composed of at least one lens element, wherein a most object side lens unit is provided and is fixed with respect to an image surface in focusing, and the conditions: BF/Y<1.7 and (L×FNo)/f<2.2 (BF: a distance from an image side surface... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140184888 - Digital photographing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A digital photographing apparatus includes a focus lens, a focus detection unit that detects focus in a contrast auto focusing (AF) method by moving the focus lens, and a controller that calculates a velocity of a subject from a first focus detection result and a second focus detection result in... Agent: Samsung Elecronics Co., Ltd.

20140184889 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: An imaging apparatus control method includes acquiring an image signal by photoelectrically converting an object image and performing control in such a way as to execute a first continuous shooting mode and a second continuous shooting mode based on the image signal, wherein an image capturing condition in the first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184890 - Auto-focus camera module with mems capacitance estimator: A MEMS actuator for a compact auto-focus camera module is configured to measure physical values and to estimated values each indicative of position or motion or both of a MEMS component. A smart logic component determines a set of MEMS driver control values based on analyzing the measured physical values... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation

20140184892 - Autofocus camera systems and methods: A method for focusing a miniature camera includes providing a current through a coil, moving a lens of a camera based on the current to adjust a focus of the camera, and limiting movement of the lens along an optical path of the camera.... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Mems

20140184891 - Flexible printed circuit board and small camera apparatus including the same: A small camera apparatus includes a base, a lens barrel, a lens driving assembly, and a first flexible printed circuit board. The lens barrel is disposed to be spaced apart from the image sensor in an optical axis direction and has at least one lens. The lens driving assembly has... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184893 - Interchangeable lens: An interchangeable lens includes: an attachment section to which a camera body is to be attached; a photographic optical system that includes a plurality of driven members whose driven state changes; a driven information transmission unit that transmits a plurality of items of driven information to the camera body according... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140184894 - System, method, and computer program product implementing an image processing pipeline for high-dynamic range images: A system, method, and computer program product for generating high-dynamic range image data is disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving image sensor data from an interleaved image sensor. The interleaved the image sensor includes a first portion of pixels exposed for a first exposure time and a second... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140184895 - Photographic lens optical system: First, second, third, and fourth lenses (in order from an object side) are arranged between the object and an image sensor where an image of the object is formed. The first lens may have a positive refractive power and both surfaces thereof may be convex. The second lens may have... Agent: Kolen Co., Ltd

20140184896 - Accessory, camera, accessory control program, and camera control program: An accessory is capable of communicating with a camera, and the accessory includes a light emitting section that is capable of being continuously turned on and an accessory control section that is configured to control turn-on of the light emitting section. The accessory control section turns on the light emitting... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140184897 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a communication control unit configured to perform an enumeration process, and a charging unit configured to charge a battery unit with power supplied from an external device. If a voltage of the battery unit is higher than a predetermined voltage, the communication control unit allows to... Agent:

20140184898 - Electronic device: A video conversion device, containing electronic circuitry for conversion of a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) signal fed through input terminal to a Serial Digital Interface (SDI) signal which is outputted through output terminals, is connected to a conventional video camera battery pack. The body has four L-shaped slideway formations... Agent: Tetsuwan Pty Ltd

20140184899 - Auto-focus camera module with mems distance measurement: A MEMS actuator for an auto-focus camera module is coupled with a capacitance measurement component configured to determine MEMS actuator capacitance values to be used to determine motion and displacement of the camera module, the optical module and/or one or more movable lenses thereof, and to adapt a position and... Agent:

20140184900 - Mobile device and optical imaging lens thereof: Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens comprises four lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side. Through controlling the convex or concave shape of the surfaces and/or the refractive power of the lens elements, the... Agent: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

20140184901 - Mounting device for camera module: A mounting device for securing a camera module by spring pressure and without using screws includes a front plate, a positioning portion extending from the front plate, a latching portion, and a resilient member. The positioning portion defines a positioning slot configured for inserting a first end of a circuit... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd .

20140184902 - Image sensor module with substrate defining gas pressure relieving hole and camera module using same: An image sensor module includes a ceramic substrate, an image sensor, and a filter. The ceramic substrate defines a light transmitting hole and a receiving recess communicating with the light transmitting hole. The image sensor is received in the receiving recess. The filter is positioned on the ceramic substrate.... Agent:

20140184903 - Image-pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus capable of performing zooming and release operation easily whether the photographer operates with right-handed or left-handed without being lack of design. The image pickup apparatus includes a lens unit, a first ring operation unit that is ring shaped and arranged around the lens unit, a base... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184904 - Modular electronic device system with a detachable display: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a notebook computer or laptop, that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). One particular example implementation of the electronic device may include means for establishing... Agent:

20140184905 - Volume level-based closed-captioning control: Methods and apparatus are provided for a control of closed captioning based on an audio volume level. A content receiver detects that a volume of an audio of a video presentation has been adjusted by a user, and determines the adjusted audio volume level that results from the adjustment. The... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited

20140184906 - Data communication device using video and data communication method using video: Disclosed herein is data communication that is implemented by capturing video including a plurality of different image codes and executing data matched with the image code to communicate a large amount of data while still displaying an image code for data communication in a minimum area.... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140184907 - Method and apparatus for generating jitter-related data: A jitter-associated data generator is provided for generating data associated with jitter. The jitter-associated data generator comprises a first circuit, a second circuit, and a third circuit. The first circuit generates an output including frequency components in a first frequency band common to first and second jitter, from a received... Agent: Leader Electronics Corp.

20140184908 - Method and apparatus for multimedia stream synchronization: The method and apparatus for multimedia stream synchronization includes establishing a hierarchical clock system for use in synchronization. The clock system includes establishing at least one parent clock and establishing a child clock for each multimedia stream to be synchronized. The parent clock is in communication with each child clock... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20140184909 - Apparatus and method for switching real-time media streams: An apparatus (1) for switching real-time media streams of one or multiple sources (Q1, Q2, Q3) to one or multiple sinks (S1, S2, S3) includes one or multiple source ports (QA1, QA2, QA3) for connecting of the one or multiple sources (Q1, Q2, Q3) as well as one or multiple... Agent: Institut Fur Rundfunktechnik Gmbh

20140184910 - Methods and systems for remote controller communication network: Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for a remote controller communication network. The system may comprise one or more remote controllers communicatively coupled with a plurality of input and/or output devices, including but not limited to one or more display devices, peripheral devices, and/or switches. In some embodiments, a... Agent:

20140184911 - Screen time control device and method: A screen time control device includes a source interface for receiving a video signal, a processor connected to the video source interface for overlaying the video signal with a translucent signal to produce an overlaid video signal, and a device interface connected to the processor for receiving the overlaid video... Agent: Behavioral Technologies LLC

20140184913 - Advertising apparatus: An advertising apparatus 10 including a generally flat base 12 and a broad face 14 which forms an acute angle 16 with the generally flat base 12. Further, the broad face 14 includes several display portions 20, 22, and 18 which, in one non-limiting embodiment of the invention, are programmable.... Agent:

20140184914 - Video display method: A video display method in which a visible light communication signal can be appropriately transmitted includes: Step SL 11 of generating a first visible light communication image that is an image having a stripe pattern for visible light communication, by encoding the visible light communication signal; Step SL12 of displaying,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140184912 - Video window detection: A video window detector includes a region characteristic determiner to generate at least one characteristic value for at least one region of a display output; a characteristic map generator to generate an image map from the at least one characteristic value for at least one region of the display output;... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pvt Ltd.

20140184915 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing device includes an operation input unit which inputs a user operation, a U/I screen generation unit which generates a U/I screen where a row of a plurality of category options for selecting a category and a row of a plurality of icons which is an option belonging... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140184916 - Endoscopic video system with dynamic contrast and detail enhancement: A method and system for real time luminance correction and detail enhancement of a video image including the steps of extracting a luminance component from a video image, separating the luminance component into an illumination layer and a scene reflectivity layer, the illumination layer having a dynamic range, compressing the... Agent:

20140184917 - Automated channel switching: Systems, devices and methods are described to automatically detect scene changes in television programming streams received by a set top box or other television receiver, to classify the detected scenes, and to automatically provide the classified scenes to a viewer if the scenes are determined to be of interest to... Agent: Sling Media Pvt Ltd

20140184918 - Nested symbol constellations representing respective services for graceful degradation in the presence of noise: Symbols representing different classes of service are assigned to different modulation schemes so that the most important service (e.g., emergency messaging) can have the most robust performance, the next important service (e.g., audio) can have robust performance and so on including various grades of video (e.g., HDTV, SDTV) becoming available... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140184919 - Information processing apparatus and display processing method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive content, an acquiring unit configured to acquire a time required for reproducing the content, a counter configured to count a first time including at least the required time, and a display controller configured to display the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140184920 - Wireless communication device, display apparatus, television receiver and method for adjusting resonance frequency: In a wireless communication device having a sheet-like antenna 41 and a first and second covers 42, 43 covering the antenna 41, a dielectric first rib 42a that is in contact with the antenna 41 is provided on the antenna 41 side of the first cover 42. The method for... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184921 - Tuner module, and mobile communication terminal: Provided is an LTE-system mobile communication terminal in which a reduction in terminal size and a reduction in the number of components is desired when a terrestrial digital television broadcast is to be received. Two antennas from among terrestrial digital television broadcast receiving antennas are switched and controlled so as... Agent: Tkr Corporation

20140184922 - Determining remote control state and user via accelerometer: Methods, and system, and entertainment device are provided for identifying a user. A method includes detecting acceleration of a user manipulated component, comparing the detected acceleration with user acceleration that is associated with a user of the electronic device, identifying the user of the electronic device based on the comparison... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140184923 - Output method and output system: A disclosed output method includes: receiving, from an output apparatus of plural output apparatuses, notification that represents that a radio wave from a portable apparatus was received; and causing the output apparatus that received the radio wave to restart both or either of an image output and a sound output,... Agent: Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited

20140184924 - Image projection apparatus and method of controlling same: An image projection apparatus includes: an illuminance sensor for measuring surrounding illuminance; an image data processing unit that increases a gradation value of the image data in accordance with brightness of the image data; a set information storage unit for storing at least two or more pieces of correspondence information... Agent:

20140184925 - Integrated projector system: A projector includes a first serial advanced technology attachment connector, a latch, a switch, and a communication module. The first serial advanced technology attachment connector is configured to connect with a second serial advanced technology attachment connector located within a computer. The latch is configured to extend from the projector... Agent: Dell Products, Lp

20140184928 - Display device, and television device: This display device (100) includes a display panel (2) including a substrate mounting member (5) covering a backlight source (4b) and a cover member (6) arranged to partially cover the rear surface of the substrate mounting member and to expose a region in the periphery of at least an outer... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140184926 - Television and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a rectangular liquid crystal panel, a light-guide plate, a light bar corresponding a short side of the liquid crystal panel and including a plurality of light-emitting diodes, a reflector on the light-guide plate, a prism sheet on the light-guide plate on a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140184927 - Television and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a panel including a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first metal cover configured to cover the first surface of the panel, and a second metal cover including an opening configured to expose at least a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140184929 - Display device and television receiver: Provided are: a thin display device that has reduced dimensions between a light guide plate and a display panel; and a television receiver provided with the display device. By threading screws, the edge of an opening and a bottom part press, with an elastic member interposed therebetween, the display panel... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184930 - System and method for providing power to a television accessory: The present system advantageously provides a source of power for a television accessory mounted to the back of the television monitor, such that the accessory power cables remain substantially hidden behind the television. The system includes a television monitor, a television accessory mounted to the back of the television monitor,... Agent:

20140184931 - Television receiver and video display device: According to one embodiment, television receiver includes display and housing. The display includes screen, first and second ends, and first corner. First end extends along first direction. Second end extends along second direction. The housing includes first and second members, and opening. The first member includes first and second walls.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

  
  
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