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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 12/05/2013 > 167 patent applications in 90 patent subcategories.
20130321551 - Videophone input apparatus utilizing video call control functions based on open and closed positions of cover part: A videophone input apparatus includes a body part configured to protect a circuit board of the apparatus; a cover part configured to be movable between an open position and a closed position, and when in said closed position, to at least partially received by the body part. The apparatus further... Agent: Twinelab Oy
20130321554 - Communicating with an endpoint using matrix barcodes: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by an endpoint from a client, an image generated by the client. The endpoint determines that the image generated by the client includes a matrix barcode. The endpoint decodes the matrix barcode to determine one or more instructions associated with text encoded within... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130321556 - Communication system, communication method, and computer-readable storage medium: A communication system includes a call management server; communication terminals; and a positional information server. The positional information server stores therein positional information and information leakage risk information of each communication terminal, updates the positional information and the information leakage risk information in accordance with a position of the communication... Agent:
20130321555 - Controlling cpu usage to balance fast and slow devices: A system for enabling communication between devices is described. The system includes the following: a media processing information receiver configured for receiving, at a first device, media processing information associated with a second device, wherein at least one of the first and second device is a mobile device; a comparer... Agent:
20130321553 - Method and apparatus for providing video call service: A method for providing a video call service in a videophone apparatus comprising: establishing a peer-to-peer connection between the videophone apparatus and a peer over a wireless connection; generating a local video stream in the videophone apparatus based on a video signal provided by a camera of the videophone apparatus;... Agent: Twinelab Oy
20130321559 - Method and system for implementing video conference and broadband mobile hotspot device: A method and system for implementing a video conference and a broadband mobile hotspot device are disclosed in the present document. The method includes: each broadband mobile hotspot device participating in the conference sending a local panorama video image and voice signals to a multipoint conference server; the multipoint conference... Agent: Zte Corporation
20130321557 - Mobile communication method: A mobile communication method according to the present invention includes the step of, if handover of bearers configuring a path for a video communication from E-UTRAN to UTRAN fails, causing a MME or a MSC server to decide whether to hand over only a PS voice bearer of the bearers... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.
20130321558 - Mobile communication method and mobility management node: To provide a scheme for deciding a switching method for the video call when an UE#1 in video call with an UE#2 is caused to perform handover from an E-UTRAN to a UTRAN/GERAN. A mobile communication method according to the present invention is summarized by including the steps of: deciding... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.
20130321552 - System and method for providing and transmitting video images and/or audio messages: A system for providing and monitoring video images and/or audio messages has an electronic device generating video images and/or audio messages; a container for beverages having an outer surface provided with a first recess; and an article wearable on a user's body and provided with a second recess, configured so... Agent:
20130321560 - Dynamic virtual multipoint video conference control unit: A system for a multi-point videoconference consisting of three or more simultaneously connected end-points in a one-to-many or a many-to-many conference via a dynamic-virtual-multi-point-control-unit. The system comprising of a dynamic control unit is created when the Audio and Video parameters with conference participants are input by the initiator. After the... Agent:
20130321561 - Video ticket office: A Video Ticket Office provides interactive agent-assisted transportation service requests using real-time video and audio transmission with a separately-located operator center. A method may allow for changing from agent-assisted transportation service requests to automated services.... Agent:
20130321562 - Information processing apparatus, conference system, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus is provided for a conference system where a plurality of terminals are connected via a network to the information processing apparatus and exchange data via the information processing apparatus to conduct a conference. The information processing apparatus includes a detection unit that detects disconnection of a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130321563 - Computer-readable medium, information processing apparatus, information processing system and information processing method: In an example system, an information processing apparatus is caused to function as: a user image acquisition unit which acquires a user image captured by using a camera of a portable information processing apparatus; a communication partner image acquisition unit which acquires a communication partner image via a network; and... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130321565 - Communication wall panel, nursing care system having communication wall panel, and conference system having communication wall panel: A communication wall panel includes an interior panel member to be attached to a room as an interior wall material thereof; an information obtaining part provided in the interior panel member and configured to obtain information associated with a person in the room; a notification part provided in the interior... Agent: University Of Tsukuba
20130321564 - Perspective-correct communication window with motion parallax: A perspective-correct communication window system and method for communicating between participants in an online meeting, where the participants are not in the same physical locations. Embodiments of the system and method provide an in-person communications experience by changing virtual viewpoint for the participants when they are viewing the online meeting.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130321566 - Audio source positioning using a camera: Audio source positioning technique embodiments are presented that are employed in a video teleconference or telepresence session between a local site and one or more remote sites. Each of these sites has one participant, and a virtual scene is constructed and displayed at each site that depicts each of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130321569 - Content-aware wide-angle images: This specification describes technologies relating to digital images. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving a source wide-angle image; identifying one or more locally salient features of the source wide-angle image; calculating a mapping... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20130321568 - Storage medium storing information processing program, information processing device, information processing system, and information processing method: From a panorama moving image storage unit storing a panorama moving image, a panorama moving image is read and sequentially acquired. A display range, of the acquired panorama moving image, which is to be displayed on a display device is set in accordance with an operation made by a user.... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130321567 - Wide angle optical system: Disclosed herein is a wide angle optical system. The wide angle optical system includes a prism lens having a first refractive surface, a first reflecting surface, a second reflecting surface, and a second reflecting surface in order that rays are transmitted according to tracing of rays from an object side... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130321571 - Processing depth data of a three-dimensional scene: The invention relates to a signal processing device (100) for processing three-dimensional [3D] image data, the 3D image data comprising two-dimensional [2D] image data (150) and thereto corresponding 2D depth data (170), and the signal processing device comprising an input (120) for receiving the 2D image data and the 2D... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130321570 - Techniques for object based operations: Techniques for object based operations may include identifying one or more objects in a multimedia stream. The one or more objects may be classified. An operation may be performed based on the classification of the one or more objects. Other embodiments are described and claimed.... Agent:
20130321575 - High definition bubbles for rendering free viewpoint video: A “Dynamic High Definition Bubble Framework” allows local clients to display and navigate FVV of complex multi-resolution and multi-viewpoint scenes while reducing computational overhead and bandwidth for rendering and/or transmitting the FVV. Generally, the FVV is presented to the user as a broad area from some distance away. Then, as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130321573 - Identification and display of time coincident views in video imaging: Method are disclosed for identifying fields of imaging data for display of respective sets of same time coincident different views in a video steam, such as for identifying sets of left-eye and right-eye perspective views taken at the same time in the stereoscopic imaging of an image subject matter. The... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130321572 - Method and apparatus for referring to disparity range setting to separate at least a portion of 3d image data from auxiliary graphical data in disparity domain: An image processing method includes: receiving a disparity range setting which defines a target disparity range; receiving 3D image data with original disparity not fully within the target disparity range; receiving auxiliary graphical data with original disparity fully beyond the target disparity range; and generating modified 3D image data, including... Agent:
20130321578 - Method of acquisition, storage and use of data relating to a three-dimensional video stream, and video processing apparatus thereof: A method for acquiring and storing data relating to a video stream selectable by a user through a video processing apparatus (300) includes the steps of: identifying the source of a video stream by way of at least one identification datum, the video stream having a coding and transport configuration... Agent: S.i.sv.el.societa Italiana Per Lo Sviluppo Dell'elettronica S.p.a.
20130321576 - Methods and apparatus for encoding and decoding a multiview video stream: A method for encoding a multiview video stream representing a plurality of viewpoints of a 3D scenery comprising objects, the method comprising for each of said viewpoints rendering and encoding a plurality of 2D video streams, respective ones of said plurality of 2D video streams including color information, depth information,... Agent: Alcatel-lucent
20130321577 - Stereoscopic video signal processing apparatus and method therefor: According to one embodiment, a basic format having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange control information of pixels of the graphic data, and a fourth area to arrange control information of pixels of the main video... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130321574 - View synthesis distortion model for multiview depth video coding: The disclosed subject matter relates to providing a view synthesis distortion model (VSDM) for multiview video coding (MVC). The disclosed VSDM can facilitate determining quantization values and rate values based on model parameters for encoding depth information. Further, the VSDM can facilitate compression of depth information based on the determined... Agent: City University Of Hong Kong
20130321580 - 3-dimensional depth image generating system and method thereof: A 3-dimensional depth image generating system and method thereof are provided. The 3-dimensional depth image generating system includes a first and a second camera devices and an image processing device. The first and the second camera devices are apart for a predetermined distance, and respectively captures an object to obtain... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20130321584 - Depth image generating method and apparatus and depth image processing method and apparatus: A depth image generation method is provided. The depth image generation method may include emitting light of different modulation frequencies to an object; detecting the light of the different modulation frequencies reflected from the object; and generating a depth image related to a distance to the object using the light... Agent:
20130321583 - Imaging system and method for use of same to determine metric scale of imaged bodily anatomy: Repositionable imaging system and method for creating a 3D image of a closed cavity of a patient's anatomy containing the imaging system, estimating characteristics of motion of the system within the cavity, and determining a metric dimension characterizing the cavity without the use of mechanical measurement. The system may include... Agent:
20130321581 - Spatio-temporal light field cameras: Spatio-temporal light field cameras that can be used to capture the light field within its spatio temporally extended angular extent. Such cameras can be used to record 3D images, 2D images that can be computationally focused, or wide angle panoramic 2D images with relatively high spatial and directional resolutions. The... Agent: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
20130321585 - System and method for 3d imaging using structured light illumination: A biometrics system captures and processes a handprint image using a structured light illumination to create a 2D representation equivalent of a rolled inked handprint. A processing unit calculates 3D coordinates of the hand from the plurality of images and maps the 3D coordinates to a 2D flat surface to... Agent: University Of Kentucky Research Foundation
20130321582 - System and method for measuring three-dimensional surface features: In some embodiments, a system for measuring surface features may include a patter projector, at least one digital imaging device, and an image processing device. The pattern projector may project, during use, a pattern of light on a surface of an object. In some embodiments, the pattern projector moves, during... Agent:
20130321579 - System and method for scanning and analyzing a users ergonomic characteristics: A system including a 3-D scanner adapted for connection to a user's workspace computer, including an infrared light source, an infrared light detector, a three-dimensional camera and an RGB camera. The 3-D scanner is operatively connected to a user's computer, and captures a three-dimensional image of a user's posture. An... Agent:
20130321587 - Camera system and auto focusing method thereof: Disclosed is a camera system, the camera system including a first camera photographing an object image, a second camera including an actuator moving a lens for focusing, a 3-D depth extraction unit extracting a 3-D depth using object images photographed by the first and second cameras, a memory unit stored... Agent:
20130321586 - Cloud based free viewpoint video streaming: Cloud based FVV streaming technique embodiments presented herein generally employ a cloud based FVV pipeline to create, render and transmit FVV frames depicting a captured scene as would be viewed from a current synthetic viewpoint selected by an end user and received from a client computing device. The FVV frames... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130321588 - Method and device for processing image data of two sensors of a stereo sensor system suitable for capturing images: A method for processing image data of two sensors of a stereo sensor system that are suitable for recording images, each of the sensors being configured to record the image data section by section in sensor sections of the sensor that are situated at different positions. The method includes providing... Agent:
20130321589 - Automated camera array calibration: The automated camera array calibration technique described herein pertains to a technique for automating camera array calibration. The technique can leverage corresponding depth and single or multi-spectral intensity data (e.g., RGB (Red Green Blue) data) captured by hybrid capture devices to automatically determine camera geometry. In one embodiment it does... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130321590 - Glancing angle exclusion: The glancing angle exclusion technique described herein selectively limits projective texturing near depth map discontinuities. A depth discontinuity is defined by a jump between a near-depth surface and a far-depth surface. The claimed technique can limit projective texturing on near and far surfaces to a different degree—for example, the technique... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130321592 - Apparatus including function to generate stereoscopic image, and method and storage medium for the same: An apparatus, a method and a storage medium including a function to generate a stereoscopic image are described. According to one implementation, the imaging apparatus includes an imaging lens; a first driving section; an obtaining section and a generating section. The first driving section rotates the imaging lens around an... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd
20130321591 - Image pickup method and photographing device: A photographing device comprises an image pickup unit to acquire a moving image and a still image of an object, an image pickup control unit, an angle sensor, an image processing unit for extracting characteristic points from a first still image, tracking the characteristic points in the moving image, identifying... Agent:
20130321594 - Image synchronization method and associated apparatus: An image synchronization method for a three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus is provided. The method includes steps of: receiving a plurality of first-eye image frames and a plurality of second-eye image frames; selecting a first image frame from the first-eye image frames according to a system time; selecting a second image... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20130321596 - Method and system for reducing stereoscopic display crosstalk: A three-dimensional (3D) display system is provided for displaying a 3D image including a first view image and a second view image to a viewer. The 3D display system includes an arrangement module, a processing module, and a displaying module. The arrangement module is configured to alternatingly arrange display units... Agent: Superd Co. Ltd.
20130321595 - Three-dimensional video display apparatus and three-dimensional video display method: A three-dimensional video display apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a display unit having pixels arranged in a matrix form along a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, each of the pixels being divided into M (≧1) sub-pixels respectively having M color components arranged in... Agent:
20130321593 - View frustum culling for free viewpoint video (fvv): The view frustum culling technique described herein allows Free Viewpoint Video (FVV) or other 3D spatial video rendering at a client by sending only the 3D geometry and texture (e.g., RGB) data necessary for a specific viewpoint or view frustum from a server to the rendering client. The synthetic viewpoint... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130321597 - Display device and control method for the display device: A projector displays, together with an input image, an OSD image different from the input image. The projector includes an image output unit configured to output image data of an image for the left eye and image data of an image for the right eye, an image processing unit configured... Agent:
20130321598 - Image processing device, image display device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device for receiving input image data in which multiple images displayed in mutually differing directions from a display are combined includes: a crosstalk correction processor for performing a crosstalk correction; and a response speed improvement correction processor for performing a response speed improvement correction. The crosstalk correction... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130321599 - Directional display apparatus: Disclosed is a light guiding valve apparatus including an imaging directional backlight, an illuminator array and an observer tracking system arranged to achieve control of an array of illuminators which may provide a directional display to an observer over a wide lateral and longitudinal viewing range, wherein the number of... Agent: Reald Inc.
20130321600 - Systems for determining animal metrics and related devices and methods: In some aspects, an animal positioning system can include a first positioning member; and a second positioning member positioned relative to the first positioning member configured to limit an available spacing along a floor surface between the first positioning member and the second positioning member. The second positioning member is... Agent: Clicrweight, LLC
20130321601 - Observation instrument: An observation instrument includes an image capturing device, a processor, a first display, a second display, a half mirror and a pair of polarized glasses. The processor is electrically connected to the image capturing device. The first display and the second display are electrically connected to the processor. The first... Agent:
20130321603 - Encapsulated image acquisition devices having on-board data storage, and systems, kits, and methods therefor: A method of one aspect may include receiving an encapsulated image acquisition device having an internal memory. The internal memory may store images acquired by the encapsulated image acquisition device. The images may be transferred from the internal memory to an external memory that is external to the encapsulated image... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc
20130321604 - Encapsulated image acquisition devices having on-board data storage, and systems, kits, and methods therefor: A method of one aspect may include receiving an encapsulated image acquisition device having an internal memory. The internal memory may store images acquired by the encapsulated image acquisition device. The images may be transferred from the internal memory to an external memory that is external to the encapsulated image... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20130321602 - Endoscope and endoscope system: An endoscope has an illuminating-light exit portion that allows illuminating light for illuminating an object to exit, and an observing portion that captures an image of the object. The endoscope includes a changing unit configured to change a light quantity distribution of the illuminating light. The changing unit changes the... Agent:
20130321605 - Encapsulated image acquisition devices having on-board data storage, and systems, kits, and methods therefor: A method of one aspect may include receiving an encapsulated image acquisition device having an internal memory. The internal memory may store images acquired by the encapsulated image acquisition device. The images may be transferred from the internal memory to an external memory that is external to the encapsulated image... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20130321606 - Low power fingerprint capture system, apparatus, and method: The present invention provides a large format fingerprint capture apparatus, system and method that is low power, compact, and lightweight and has a platen area greater than 3.0 square inches. The present system is typically powered, controlled, and exchanges data over a single data/control/power connection to a host PC, e.g.,... Agent: Identification International, Inc.
20130321607 - Monitoring system for controlling the pan/tilt of a camera used in a surgery room: The present document describes a system for installation in an operation room for providing a remote viewer/doctor with continuous visual access to the proceedings of a surgery (as a fixed target). The system comprises a camera comprising an internal processor for the processing of images/video, a moving platform on which... Agent: Vigilent Telesystemes Inc.
20130321608 - Eye direction detecting apparatus and eye direction detecting method: An eye direction detecting apparatus includes a display unit, an imaging unit, a first detecting unit, a second detecting unit, and a display control unit. The imaging unit captures a subject. The first detecting unit detects a position of an eye of the subject from an image captured by the... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation
20130321609 - Microscope and method for characterizing structures on an object: A method for characterizing a mask having a structure includes illuminating the mask at at least one illumination angle using monochromatic illumination radiation such that a diffraction image of the structure is created, recording the diffraction image, establishing the intensities of the maxima of the adjacent orders of diffraction, and... Agent:
20130321610 - Pattern measuring apparatus, pattern measuring method, and computer-readable recording medium on which a pattern measuring program is recorded: A pattern measuring apparatus that scans a sample with charged particles, forms a detected image by detecting secondary charged particles or backscattered charged particles generated from the sample, and measures a pattern imaged on the detected image includes: an image acquiring section acquiring a plurality of detected images taken at... Agent:
20130321611 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit for capturing a subject and generating image data of the subject, an operation input unit for receiving inputs of operation signals containing a release signal for instructing the imaging unit to shoot, an acceleration detector for detecting an acceleration of the imaging apparatus,... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130321612 - Device for searching for defects on parts by endoscopy: A device for searching for defects on parts that are masked, such as turbine engine blades, the device including a tubular sheath, a light-guide guiding light, an image-transmission mechanism transmitting images housed inside the sheath, an examination head at a distal end of the sheath including an illumination mechanism and... Agent: Snecma
20130321613 - Electro-scan integration into video pipe inspection vehicle: A camera based sewer evaluation vehicle has an electro-scan pipe defect detection system integrated therein. A cable and winch of the camera based system are utilized to support either a camera or an electro-scan probe. A signal transmitted through the cable is passed along for processing of signals received through... Agent: Electro Scan, Inc.
20130321614 - Driving safety device: A driving safety device relates generally to a vehicle device designed to prevent dead angle or subsequent traffic accidents due to blocking of visual lines by the buildings or columns, and also to guarantee smooth turning avoiding traffic accidents. The driving safety device has at least two cameras set within... Agent:
20130321616 - Automobile camera module, method of driving the same and method of guiding parking: The present invention relates to an automobile camera module by which an estimated traveling trace can be grasped to prevent fender-bender (minor collision) with a parked vehicle to reduce inconvenience and time loss caused by a parking failure.... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130321615 - Driver assistance system for a vehicle: A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes a forward facing and a control having an image processor that processes image data captured by the camera. At least in part responsive to processing by the image processor, an alert to a driver of the equipped vehicle is generated based upon... Agent:
20130321617 - Adaptive font size mechanism: According to some embodiments, a method and apparatus are provided to determine a distance between a mobile device and a user, and adjust a font size of content displayed on a mobile device display based on the determined distance.... Agent:
20130321619 - Electronic device with distance measuring function and method thereof: A method for measuring distance includes: obtaining an image of an object and detecting whether the image of the object is clear when a camera module is initialed to capture the image of the object; controlling a lens to move along a center axis of the lens barrel when detecting... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130321620 - Method and apparatus for recognizing object material: Provided is an apparatus for recognizing object material. The apparatus includes: an imaging camera unit for capturing spatial image including various objects in a space; an exploring radar unit sending an incident wave to the objects and receiving spatial radar information including a surface reflected wave from a surface of... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology
20130321618 - Methods and apparatus for reproducing the appearance of a photographic print on a display device: Methods and apparatus for reproducing the appearance of a photographic print on a display device are disclosed. In one embodiment, an environment model is built from received light conditions at a light sensor attached to a display surface. The environment model and a surface model are applied to an input... Agent:
20130321621 - Method for mapping hidden objects using sensor data: An electronic device with an image sensor may capture an image of the surface of a structure as a user moves the device across the surface of the structure. The electronic device may have sensors such as a magnetometer, an acoustic sensor, and a thermal sensor for gathering sensor data.... Agent:
20130321625 - Electronic device and information transmission system: Provided is an electronic device capable of controlling an appropriate voice device, the electronic device including: an acquisition device that acquires an image capturing result from at least one image capturing device capable of capturing an image containing a subject person; a control device configured to control a voice device... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130321623 - Internet camera which caches references to untransmitted full resolution video: Apparatus and method for an Internet camera to determine local addressing and connect to a remote server to receive commands, connect through HTTP client protocol, and upload a stored reference to a video frame sequence and meta-data cached at a point of recordation.... Agent:
20130321624 - Object detecting device and object detecting method: An object detecting device includes an image acquiring unit which acquires an image from a camera, a scanning interval calculating unit which calculates a scanning interval when a scanning window is scanned on the image based on a size on the image of a detection object that is detected by... Agent:
20130321622 - Shipping container scanning system: A shipping container scanning system includes a control hub container and at least one probe coupled to the control hub container via a wired or wireless connection. The probe is insertable into at least one shipping container. The probe is movable in a hollow interior of the shipping container and... Agent:
20130321626 - Image capturing: A camera assembly is disclosed for mounting on a vehicle (e.g. an aircraft). An exemplary camera assembly can include: a fixture (e.g. a rotatable drum); a camera; and a mirror; wherein the fixture is arranged to be rotated relative to the vehicle about an axis; the camera is mounted on... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20130321633 - Display system for vehicle: A display system of a vehicle includes a windshield of a vehicle, an interior rearview mirror assembly, an assembly disposed at an upper region of the windshield, and a display device disposed at the assembly. The upper region of the windshield includes a display region. The display device is operable... Agent: Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.
20130321634 - Driving assistance device and towing vehicle: A driving support device outputs, to a display means (103), a superimposed image in which a pair of left and right planar predicted trajectory guide marks (405), (406) corresponding to steering of the vehicle are superimposed onto a captured vehicle-rearview image including the tow vehicle connector (402) and the towed-vehicle... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130321629 - Dynamic guideline overlay with image cropping: A method for dynamically registering a graphic upon a cropped image obtained from a camera device includes capturing an original image obtained from the camera device. Intrinsic calibration information for the camera device, extrinsic information for the camera device and vehicle information are monitored. The cropped image is generated based... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130321635 - Image capturing: A camera array and method are disclosed for capturing and processing images of an area of terrain. For each of a plurality of time-steps within a time period, using each of a plurality of cameras in a camera array, an exemplary method includes: generating an image of a respective portion... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20130321631 - On-screen display device and on-screen display method: Disclosed herein is a technology of reflecting a line width of an on-screen display (OSD) image to calculate an appropriate interpolation rate and interpolating the OSD image according to the calculated interpolation rate to output the interpolated OSD image, in order to provide an OSD image smoother as compared to... Agent:
20130321627 - Road departure sensing and intelligent driving systems and methods: A Road Departure Sensing and an Intelligent Driving System which uses near-infrared illumination to collect a continuous sequence of images from an area ahead of a moving vehicle, measure the distance to potential obstacles or obstructions, calculate the potential for collisions, detect the edges of a road or path or... Agent:
20130321630 - System and method for lane departure warning: A lane departure warning system and method are provided. The lane departure warning system includes a camera, a tunnel recognition module, a virtual lane module, and a determination/warning module. The camera captures a front image of a vehicle. The tunnel recognition module determines whether a current position of the vehicle... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
20130321628 - Vehicle collision warning system and method: A vehicle collision warning system and method that alerts a driver of an impending collision by displaying enhanced video of an upcoming road segment, where the enhanced video includes an in-path object that is highlighted so that it stands apart. In one exemplary embodiment, the system and method receive video... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130321632 - Vehicular vision system: A vehicular vision system includes a camera including an image sensor, a control including a microcontroller, and a serial data interface. The camera has a field of view exterior of a vehicle. A video output is configured for transmitting a stream of video captured by the image sensor. The microcontroller... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc
20130321636 - Intrusion detection device, robot system, intrusion detection method, and intrusion detection program: An intrusion detection device includes: a light emitting unit which forms a plurality of light emitting marks arranged on a boundary of an intrusion monitoring area; an imaging device which images an area including the plurality of light emitting marks, and outputs the captured image; and a detection unit which... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130321637 - Monitor and control systems and methods for occupant safety and energy efficiency of structures: Various systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring and controlling using small infrared imaging modules to enhance occupant safety and energy efficiency of buildings and structures. In one example, thermal images captured by infrared imaging modules may be analyzed to detect presence of persons, identify and classify power-consuming objects, and... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.
20130321638 - Method for preparing images in non-visible spectral ranges, and corresponding camera and measuring arrangement: In a thermal imaging camera (1), an infrared image data stream (5) of infrared images (4) is captured during a random movement of the thermal imaging camera (1), and the infrared images (4) are combined into a higher-resolution infrared image (9).... Agent: Testo Ag
20130321640 - Imaging device and imaging method: There is provided an imaging device including an image sensor that performs photoelectric conversion on subject light to generate an image signal, a photographing optical system that forms an image of the subject light on the image sensor, and a first optical member that transmits the subject light incident on... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130321639 - Infrared thermal imaging system and method: An infrared thermal imaging system includes a focal plane array (FPA) of infrared detectors, read out integrated circuitry (ROIC) operatively coupled to the FPA, and a microcontroller having at least one video display interface operatively coupled to the ROIC. The FPA is configured to generate an output signal in response... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130321641 - Visible light and ir combined image camera: A camera producing visible light images with thermal data. The camera may include visible light lens and sensor, an infrared light lens and sensor, and a display. The display displays some of the visible light image and thermal data from the respective sensors. The visible light image is divided into... Agent:
20130321642 - Spatially-selective reflector structures, reflector disks, and systems and methods for use thereof: The invention provides a spatially-selective reflective structure for the detection of submillimeter electromagnetic waves and systems and methods incorporating spatially-selective reflective structures. One aspect of the invention provides a spatially-selective reflective structure including a partially-conducting slab and a modulating reflector disk adjacent to the partially-conducting slab. The modulating reflector disk... Agent: The University Of Memphis Research Foundation
20130321643 - Image display device and object detection device: An image display device is provided with: a display having a display screen; a shooting unit that is arranged on an external side of the display screen so that an optical axis obliquely intersects a normal line of the display screen (for example, the normal line passing through the center)... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130321644 - Display device, inspecting and driving method thereof: A display device according to the present invention includes: a display unit including a plurality of pixels coupled to a plurality of scan lines; a plurality of scan driving blocks coupled to the plurality of scan lines and adapted to apply a plurality of scan signals; an electrostatic discharge (ESD)... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
20130321645 - Light and sound monitor: The present invention comprises a light and sound sensor system and method for repetitively measuring the luminance, chromaticity, sound, and infrared illumination in a theater to detect any changes thereto so that the images being viewed on the screen and the sound in the theater can be kept at their... Agent: Ultra Stereo Labs, Inc.
20130321648 - Computer-readable medium, information processing apparatus, information processing system and information processing method: In an example system, an information processing apparatus is caused to function as a user image acquisition unit which acquires a user image captured by using a camera of a portable information processing apparatus, a communication partner image acquisition unit which acquires a communication partner image via a network, and... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130321652 - Electronic camera that wirelessly transfers data, which includes a power save mode: An electronic camera comprises a wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with a computer or a printer, and a power save mode changeover unit that changes over a power save mode to either an ON or an OFF state according to the operational state of the electronic camera, if... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130321649 - Image processing device and conversion program: An image processing device includes: an acquisition unit; an image processing unit; a communication unit configured to communicate with a server configured to convert a pre-conversion partial data into post-conversion partial data; a memory configured to store the post-conversion partial data and correspondence information; and a controller configured to: determine... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321651 - Image processing system and image capturing apparatus: An image processing system includes an image capturing apparatus and a server apparatus. The image capturing apparatus includes: an image capturing unit that captures an image of a printout produced by printing print data; an extracting unit that extracts identification information by decoding encoded information extracted from the captured image;... Agent:
20130321650 - Imaging device, control method of the same and program: There is provided an imaging device including a posture change detection part which detects a posture change of an imaging device body, a deflection correction part which corrects deflection of a captured image generated by the posture change, a distortion correction part which corrects distortion of the captured image generated... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130321653 - Inclination receiving apparatus and method, inclination transmitting apparatus and method, and inclination communicating system and method: The present invention provides an inclination receiving apparatus that can share the status of inclination of each of a plurality of apparatuses. The inclination receiving apparatus receives inclination information indicating the inclination of another apparatus and reports at least one of a direction and magnitude by which the inclination receiving... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130321646 - Methods and apparatus for use in mapping identified visual features of visual images to location areas: In one example, a computer device includes one or more processors and a camera module coupled to the one or more processors. The camera module is configured to capture visual images. The one or more processors are configured to analyze image data of a visual image for identifying whether the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130321647 - Storyboards for capturing images: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of tools and techniques for using storyboards in controlling a camera for capturing images, photographs, or video. According to one exemplary technique, at least two storyboards are stored. In addition, at least one storyboard identifier from a camera application is received. Also, using the storyboard... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130321655 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a positive first lens unit, a negative second lens unit, an aperture stop, a positive third lens unit, and a positive fourth lens unit. The third lens unit includes, in that order, a positive first lens... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321654 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that includes a shooting lens for collecting an image of a subject to be shot; and an imaging element that forms the image collected by the shooting lens and generates image data through photoelectric conversion of formed image. The imaging apparatus also includes... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130321656 - Wireless network connected camera positioning system: A system for controlling a gimbal has a gimbal controller. The gimbal controller has a communication device with a unique communication address and a microcontroller communicating with the communication device. The gimbal controller receives instructions addressed to the communication address and outputs one or more control outputs for controlling movement... Agent: Hoverfly Technologies, Inc.
20130321659 - Camera and camera control method: A camera according to the present invention, which is capable of continuous shooting before and after a still image shot according to photographer's operation, comprises: an imaging section converting an object image into image data; a still image shooting section obtaining image data of the still image according to release... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130321658 - Image capture apparatus and method of controlling the same: The image quality degradation of a moving image due to repeated application of color space conversion processing is suppressed. An image capture apparatus which supplies moving image signals to a plurality of output destinations decides the contents of color space conversion processing before and after color processing so as to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321657 - System and method for acquiring a still image from a moving image: A system and method captures a moving image of a scene that can be more readily de-blurred as compared to images captured through other methods operating on equivalent exposure-time intervals. Rather than stopping and starting the light measurement during the exposure-time interval, photo-generated current is switched between multiple charge storage... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20130321661 - Method, apparatus and system providing holographic layer as micro-lens and color filter array in an imager: A method, apparatus, and system that provides a holographic layer as a micro-lens array and/or a color filter array in an imager. The method of writing the holographic layer results in overlapping areas in the hologram for corresponding adjacent pixels in the imager which increases collection of light at the... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20130321662 - Optical module: A gesture recognition system includes an image capturing device, a memory unit and a processing unit. The image capturing device includes a zoom lens and captures an image frame with a focus length. The memory unit previously saves a lookup table of depths versus sharpness associated with at least one... Agent: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
20130321660 - Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same: A semiconductor device comprising a MOS transistor provided in a semiconductor region, wherein a source region and a drain region of the MOS transistor have a first conductivity type, the source region includes a first region including an upper portion of a boundary portion between the source region and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321663 - Image processing device, image processing method and program product: There are provided: an original color image capturing unit capturing an original color image of a object represented by YCbCr; a Cr component elimination processing unit performing, on each pixel data of the original color image captured by the original color image capturing unit, processing to make a value of... Agent:
20130321664 - Photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and computer-readable recording medium: A method of controlling a photographing apparatus is provided according to an embodiment. The method includes comparing brightness between a preview image and a captured image; and compensating shutter traveling properties based on a difference in the brightness between the preview image and the captured image.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130321665 - Information processing system, information processing apparatus and method: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus by which image data can be downloaded simply. A video camera 11 receives thumbnail images corresponding to one or more images included in an album from a video camera image station 41 and displays the thumbnail images on an LCD unit.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130321666 - Image capture apparatus and method of controlling the same: In an image capture apparatus and a method of controlling the apparatus which can apply image correction processing which influences the contrast of a shot image, image quality degradation of an image shot by using input-output characteristics where an output value logarithmically increases with a linear increase in input value... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321667 - Image capturing apparatus and control method therefor: An apparatus and method such that when a signal intensity evaluation value is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, a signal intensity amplification factor of each color component is changed in accordance with the signal intensity evaluation value of the color component, and when the signal intensity evaluation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321668 - Plural focal-plane imaging: An imaging system captures focused imagery from two or more focal planes, yet does so with relatively simple optical elements. Some arrangements involve folded optical paths, to make them more compact in size. Others enable the image sensors to be mounted in coplanar arrangement. Still others involve digital compositing, e.g.,... Agent:
20130321670 - Control of an image capturing device: There is provided a method, a system and a device for displaying an image corresponding to a first field of view to an operator of an image capturing device. The method comprises receiving input data relating to a change in at least one of a position, an orientation, or a... Agent:
20130321669 - Hindsight mirror apparatus: A hindsight mirror apparatus that includes a mirror device that displays an image of an object thereon, a monitor unit coupled with the mirror device at a rear thereof and providing the image to the mirror device to be displayed, an image capturing device electrically connected with the monitor unit... Agent:
20130321671 - Systems and method for reducing fixed pattern noise in image data: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for image data processing. In certain embodiments, an image processing pipeline may be configured to receive a frame of the image data having a plurality of pixels acquired using a digital image sensor. The image processing pipeline may then be configured... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321672 - Systems and methods for collecting fixed pattern noise statistics of image data: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for image data processing. In certain embodiments, an image processing pipeline may collect statistics associated with fixed pattern noise of image data by receiving a first frame of the image data comprising a plurality of pixels. The image processing pipeline may... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321673 - Systems and methods for determining noise statistics of image data: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for image data processing. In certain embodiments, an image processing pipeline may compute noise statistics associated with image data by receiving a frame of the image data having a plurality of pixels. The image processing pipeline may then identify a plurality... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321676 - Green non-uniformity correction: Systems and methods for correcting green channel non-uniformity (GNU) are provided. In one example, GNU may be corrected using energies between the two green channels (Gb and Gr) during green interpolation processes for red and green pixels. Accordingly, the processes may be efficiently employed through implementation using demosaic logic hardware.... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321674 - Image signal processing involving geometric distortion correction: Systems and methods for correcting geometric distortion are provided. In one example, an electronic device may include an imaging device, which may obtain image data of a first resolution, and geometric distortion and scaling logic. The imaging device may include a sensor and a lens that causes some geometric distortion... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321675 - Raw scaler with chromatic aberration correction: Systems and methods for down-scaling are provided. In one example, a method for processing image data includes determining a plurality of output pixel locations using a position value stored by a position register, using the current position value to select a center input pixel from the image data and selecting... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321677 - Systems and methods for raw image processing: Systems and methods for processing raw image data are provided. One example of such a system may include memory to store image data in raw format from a digital imaging device and an image signal processor to process the image data. The image signal processor may include data conversion logic... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321678 - Systems and methods for lens shading correction: Systems and methods for correcting intensity drop-offs due to geometric properties of lenses are provided. In one example, a method includes receiving an input pixel of the image data, the image data acquired using an image sensor. A color component of the input pixel is determined. A gain grid is... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321679 - Systems and methods for highlight recovery in an image signal processor: Image sensors have finite ranges of illuminance that may be captured. When the sensors for particular pixels receive an amount of light exceeding these finite ranges, the pixel values clip to the maximum pixel value. Systems and methods for estimating pixel values that are clipped or near clipping are provided.... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321680 - Manufacturing method for semiconductor device and semiconductor device: A step of forming a connecting member configured to electrically connect a first conductive line and a second conductive line includes a phase of perforating a laminate from a first semiconductor wafer to form a plurality of connection holes that reach the second conductive line and a phase of filling... Agent:
20130321681 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, and a third lens unit having positive refractive power, wherein at least the first to third lens units move during... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321682 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having negative refractive power, a second lens unit having positive refractive power, a third lens unit having negative refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having positive refractive power, in which each... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321683 - Image pickup apparatus, method for driving image pickup apparatus, image pickup system, and method for driving image pickup system: An image pickup apparatus, a method for driving the image pickup apparatus, an image pickup system, and a method for driving the image pickup system output a digital signal based on a difference between signals output from a plurality of pixels and a digital signal based on the sum of... Agent:
20130321684 - Image pickup device, image pickup system, and method of driving image pickup device: Provided are an image pickup device, a method of driving the image pickup device, and an image pickup system, in which timings of starting operations in a plurality of comparison units to which power supply voltage is applied through a common line are controlled to be different.... Agent:
20130321685 - Unit pixel of image sensor and pixel array including the unit pixel: A unit pixel of an image sensor is provided. The unit pixel includes a photoelectric conversion element configured to generate photocharge varying with the intensity of incident light, a transfer transistor configured to transfer the photocharge to a floating diffusion in response to a transfer control signal, and a supplemental... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130321686 - Display-camera system with switchable diffuser: A display-camera system includes a liquid crystal display panel, a camera, a switchable diffuser disposed between the liquid crystal display panel and the camera, a light source, and a control unit to switch the liquid crystal display panel and the switchable diffuser to transparent, to switch the light source to... Agent:
20130321687 - Light metering in cameras for backlit scenes: In various embodiments, a camera may use novel techniques to calculate proper exposure for a backlit scene, or a scene that otherwise has very high contrast ratios between different parts of the scene. In one embodiment, a touchscreen is used as a viewfinder, and the user may touch the viewfinder... Agent:
20130321688 - Image display device: Disclosed is a technique for providing an image display device enabling a user to understand the entire correspondence relationship between a three-dimensional photographed image and a two-dimensional map image. According to the technique, when a photographed image and a map image in the imaging position are separately displayed on the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130321689 - Zoom lens and image pickup unit: A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a negative refracting power; a third lens group having a positive refracting power; a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power; and a fifth lens group having a positive refracting power... Agent:
20130321692 - Image-pickup apparatus, lens unit, control method of the image-pickup apparatus, control method of the lens unit, and image-pickup system: An image-pickup apparatus to which a lens unit that includes an image-pickup optical system including a focus lens is attachable includes an image sensor configured to photoelectrically convert an object image formed via the lens unit that has been attached, and to generate an image signal, and a controller configured... Agent:
20130321691 - Imaging device, control method of imaging device, and computer program: There is provided an imaging device including an imaging control unit that executes imaging control in first and second self-timer modes in which an automatic focusing process and an imaging process are executed in order after reception of an imaging start instruction. A first period from the reception of the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130321690 - Methods and apparatus for refocusing via video capture: Methods and apparatus for refocusing via video capture are disclosed. In response to an image capture request, a multi-focus image data structure including a plurality of image data structures representing a scene is captured. The capturing the plurality of image data structures further includes capturing a first image data structure,... Agent:
20130321693 - Quick auto-focus method: An auto-focus method controls a motor to drive an optical lens of a lens module to a focus point and includes steps of: describing a first parabola according to three coordinate points in a coordinate system; describing a second parabola according to a first highest point of the first parabola... Agent:
20130321694 - Image systems and sensors having focus detection pixels therein: Image sensors include an array of image sensor pixels therein. This array of image sensor pixels includes a first focus detection pixel and at least a first color pixel. A switching network is provided, which is electrically coupled to the array. This switching network may be configured to generate a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130321695 - Imaging apparatus: There is provided an imaging apparatus including an image sensor that converts an optical image captured through a lens into an electrical signal, and a shutter that has blade members to be opened and closed at a time of photographing. Correction of shading that is generated by an operation of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130321696 - Camera integrated with connector for vehicle and method of manufacturing thereof: The present invention relates to a camera integrated with a connector for a vehicle and a method of manufacturing thereof, and the camera integrated with a connector for a vehicle includes: a housing; and a camera module accommodated inside the housing, in which a connector unit is formed in one... Agent: A&p Crebiz Co., Ltd
20130321698 - Apparatus and methods for document image capture: A portable, user assembled apparatus has interlocking parts and no fasteners, or the apparatus is preassembled such that, once assembled, the apparatus holds both a document at a fixed angle and a portable camera-equipped electronic device, at the same and parallel angle, a fixed distance from the document. The apparatus... Agent:
20130321697 - Lens barrel assembly and photographing apparatus having the same: A barrel assembly includes a barrel, at least one lens group disposed in the barrel to move in an optical axis direction, an aperture disposed in the barrel that adjusts an amount of light passing through the at least one lens group; and a light adjustment unit disposed in the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130321699 - Low latency cadence detection for frame rate conversion: A receiver is configured to receive video frames. A cadence detector is in communication with the receiver and is configured to analyze a newly received video frame to determine the cadence of the video frames. A frame rate converter is configured to interpolate at least two of the video frames... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130321700 - Systems and methods for luma sharpening: Systems, methods, and devices for sharpening image data are provided. One example of an image signal processing system includes a YCC processing pipeline that includes luma sharpening logic. The luma sharpening logic may sharpen the luma component while avoiding sharpening some noise. Specifically, a multi-scale unsharp mask filter may obtain... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130321701 - Method, device, computer program and information storage means for transmitting a source frame into a video display system: Method, device, computer program and information storage means for transmitting a source frame into a video display system, the video display system (10) comprising a plurality of projectors, the video display system (10) further arranged to produce a projected image (106) from the source frame (100), each projector (102, 103,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321702 - Audio receiver and sample rate converter without pll or clock recovery: Methods and systems of operating an audio receiver may include a reference module configured to determine an input number of clocks per number of frames for an audio signal based on a reference clock and a specified number of frames. The audio receiver can also include a conversion module configured... Agent:
20130321703 - Video output device and video output method: A video output method and device includes utilizing a supplemental information storing section to determine whether or not an object area exists in the proximity of at least one character area, cuts out a video on a supplemental information area when the object area exists, and stores the video on... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130321704 - Optimized algorithm for construction of composite video from a set of discrete video sources: A method includes reading a composite video descriptor data structure and a plurality of window descriptor data structures. The composite video descriptor data structure defines a width and height of a composite video frame and each window descriptor data structure defines the starting X and Y coordinate, width and height... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130321705 - Video signal processing device and method: A multiband signal generator generates multiband signals from 21 lines of input data by using a subset of N lines with each line delayed from 1 line to N lines respectively. M line buffers delay the multiband signals such that each line is delayed from 1 line to M lines... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation
20130321706 - Video processing device and method of video processing: According to one embodiment, a video processing device includes: an operator configured to accept a gain adjustment value with respect to at least any one of an R signal, a G signal, and a B signal of a video signal from a user; a gain adjuster configured to obtain a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130321707 - Transmitter apparatus, information processing method, program, and transmitter system: The transmitter apparatus includes: a first acquisition unit that obtains first transmission control information; a second acquisition unit that obtains second transmission control information similar to information input to another transmitter apparatus; and a generating unit that processes transmission target data based on a parameter contained in the first transmission... Agent:
20130321708 - Television receiver and electronic device: According to one embodiment, a television receiver includes: a housing; a display device; a cable; and a flexible printed wiring board. The display device includes a display screen. At least a portion of the display device is housed in the housing. The cable is housed in the housing. The flexible... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130321710 - Image display device and television receiver: An image display device has a display panel which displays an image; a first case which accommodates the display panel; an ion generating unit which generates ion mist; a second case which accommodates therein the ion generating unit; and a blower which is disposed inside the second case, and generates... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130321709 - Providing a reset mechanism for a latch circuit: In an embodiment, the present invention includes a latch circuit having a first input to receive a data signal and a second input to receive a clock signal. This latch circuit may have a first pair of transistors including a first transistor gated by the data signal and a second... Agent:
20130321711 - Terminal device and control method thereof: A first terminal device and a video display control method are described. The first terminal device includes at least two tuners configured to receive and decode a video; a first display unit configured to display video or image; a first communication unit configured to communicate with a second terminal device;... Agent:
20130321712 - Remote control system and remote control method thereof: A remote control system includes a remote control device and an electronic device. The remote control device includes an input element, a wireless transmitter to transmit an absolute coordinate signal and a motion signal and a control unit electrically connected to the input element and the wireless transmitter. The electronic... Agent: Asustek Computer Inc.
20130321713 - Device interaction based on media content: Device interaction based on media content is described, including receiving a portion of media data; generating metadata associated with the media data; identifying another metadata based on the metadata; identifying content information associated with the another metadata; and issuing a command based on the content information.... Agent: Axwave Inc.
20130321714 - Electronic apparatus, control method of an electronic apparatus, and control program of an electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: a first detector configured to detect an orientation of the electronic apparatus; a video display unit configured to display video; a second detector configured to detect whether an audio signal of the video is corresponding to multichannel reproduction; and a sound controller... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130321715 - Mounting apparatus for an audio/video system and related methods and systems: An audio-video (AV) system in one embodiment includes a mounting apparatus for mounting the system to a wall support located behind a wall surface and within an in-wall space. The mounting apparatus includes a support member for supporting at least one component in a support space within the in-wall space,... Agent: Millson Custom Solutions Inc.
20130321716 - Virtualized greeter systems and methods: A virtual greeter system, a counter display system, and a method include systems and methods that provide simulated human interaction for placement in stores, libraries, hospitals, trade shows, kiosks, and the like. The virtual greeter system can include a projector housed in a tower; a screen attached or supported by... Agent: Rockport Enterprises, LLC
20130321717 - Lighting device, display device and television device: The backlight unit 12 according to this invention includes a plurality of LEDs 24, an LED board 25, a reflection sheet 29, a chassis 22, a first attachment member 31, and a second attachment member 32. The LED board 25 has a first board insertion hole 25c and a second... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha11/28/2013 > 131 patent applications in 77 patent subcategories.
20130314489 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system and information processing method: An information processing apparatus may include a detecting unit to detect a pointing object in a captured image, and a generation unit to generate pointing information based on detection of the pointing object by the detecting unit. The pointing information may indicate a position of the pointing object determined using... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314490 - Communication system and method: A method of transmitting video data comprising: establishing a bidirectional video channel between a first terminal and a second terminal in a packet-based communication network; beginning a live, face-to-face video call over the established channel by generating first video data from a video camera of the first terminal, transmitting the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130314491 - Multimedia conference endpoint transfer system: A system for providing a trusted peer-based information verification system may include one or more processors and a memory. The one or more processors may provide a multimedia conference to participant devices, and may receive a request to transfer a session of the multimedia conference of a participant device that... Agent: Google, Inc.
20130314492 - Voip music conferencing system: A method includes sending a first message to a conference bridge from a first device. The first message includes an audio signal, a video signal, a musical instrument digital interface signal, or combinations thereof. The conference bridge establishes a voice over internet protocol call between the first device, a second... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20130314493 - Imaging apparatus, photographing guide displaying method for imaging apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium: A digital camera includes an image sensor unit, a display that displays an image photographed by the image sensor unit, and a photographing guide generating unit that displays a photographing guide on the display when the image sensor unit obtains a stereo image or a panoramic image. The photographing guide... Agent: Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
20130314496 - Decomposition of residual data during signal encoding, decoding and reconstruction in a tiered hierarchy: Computer processor hardware receives a first set of adjustment values. The first set of adjustment values specify adjustments to be made to a predicted rendition of a signal generated at a first level of quality to reconstruct a rendition of the signal at the first level of quality. The computer... Agent:
20130314494 - Depth map generation for conversion of two-dimensional image data into three-dimensional image data: A method of depth map generation is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: scaling down a video unit and a previous video unit to generate a reduced video unit and a reduced previous video unit; dividing the reduced video unit into N1 portions and a buffer into N2 storing... Agent:
20130314498 - Method for bearing auxiliary video supplemental information, and method, apparatus, and system for processing auxiliary video supplemental information: A method for bearing auxiliary video supplemental information is provided. The method includes: bearing auxiliary video supplemental information in a video bit stream; and distributing the video bit stream to a transmission network to generate a media stream, or distributing the video bit stream to a medium. A universal content... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20130314495 - Multi-layer backwards-compatible video delivery for enhanced dynamic range and enhanced resolution formats: A sequence of enhanced dynamic range (EDR) images and a sequence of standard dynamic range images are encoded using a backwards-compatible SDR high-definition (HD) base layer and one or more enhancement layers. The EDR and SDR video signals may be of the same resolution (e.g., HD) or at different resolutions... Agent:
20130314499 - Receiving system and method of processing data: A receiving system and a method of processing data are disclosed herein. The receiving system includes a receiving unit, a system information processor, a decoding unit, and a display unit. The receiving unit receives a broadcast signal including a 3D content and system information associated with the 3D content. The... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130314497 - Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method and program: There is provided a signal processing apparatus including a disparity mode value calculating unit calculating a mode value of disparity related to dynamic image information, a time interval extracting unit extracting a time interval suitable for cooperation of perception of an anteroposterior sense from a change in a time direction... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314506 - Camera device: An example device includes first and second cameras and a touchscreen user interface configured to concurrently display first and second buttons and a real time image captured by the selected one of the cameras. The first button is operable for selecting between the first and second cameras, and the second... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130314507 - Image capturing device and data processing method: A mobile phone includes: a first image capturing element for generating left-eye image data; a second image capturing element for generating right-eye image data; a CPU; and a RAM. The CPU determines whether or not the left-eye image data includes an image of an obstacle, such as a finger, that... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314504 - Method and device for imaging at least one three-dimensional component: A method for imaging at least one three-dimensional component, which is produced by a generative manufacturing method, is disclosed. The method, in an embodiment, includes determining at least two layer images of the component during production thereof by a detection device, which is designed to detect with spatial resolution a... Agent:
20130314502 - Portable mobile light stage: A subject is imaged using imaging equipment arranged on portable, wireless vehicles. The vehicles are positioned in a pattern in proximity to the subject and illuminate the subject in order to collect image data. The image data can be collected by cameras carried by the vehicles in addition to or... Agent:
20130314500 - Stereoscopic imaging apparatus: A stereoscopic imaging apparatus comprising a single photographic optical system; an image sensor, on which subject images that have passed through different first and second areas in a predetermined direction, respectively, are formed after being pupil-split, photoelectrically converting the subject images that have passed through the first and second areas,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130314501 - System and method for rendering affected pixels: Systems and methods are provided for minimizing re-projection artifacts. From a re-projection method, a distortion map determines areas of excessive stretching or compressing of pixels, which are then rendered. The re-projection and render are composited to create a new stereo image. Systems and methods are also provided for a “depth... Agent:
20130314505 - System and process for detecting, tracking and counting human objects of interest: A system is disclosed that includes: at least one image capturing device at the entrance to obtain images; a reader device; and a processor for extracting objects of interest from the images and generating tracks for each object of interest, and for matching objects of interest with objects associated with... Agent: Shoppertrak Rct Corporation
20130314503 - Vehicle vision system with front and rear camera integration: A vehicular vision system includes a forward facing camera module having a forward facing camera having forward field of view, and includes a rearward facing camera having a rearward field of view. The forward facing camera module includes an image processor, a decoder and an encoder. Image data captured by... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.
20130314508 - Management for super-reality entertainment: A system and method are configured to provide super-reality entertainment for a user to realistically experience an activity as if he/she is actually participating in the activity. The method includes preparing multiple activities for each user to select from, providing a participant in each activity with one or more cameras... Agent:
20130314510 - Imaging device and imaging method: An imaging device, comprising: a single imaging optical system; an imaging unit; a diaphragm unit; a diaphragm control unit; an imaging control unit; a parallax information calculation unit configured to calculate parallax information based on the pair of viewpoint images outputted from the imaging unit at the first point or... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130314509 - Long focal length monocular 3d imager: An optical assembly for three-dimensional image capture includes first and second optical channels that are fixed with respect to one another. Each channel is configured to direct light onto at least a portion of an image sensor. The first and second optical channels each include an aperture for receiving the... Agent: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
20130314511 - Image capture device controlled according to image capture quality and related image capture method thereof: An image capture device has an image capture module and a controller. The image capture module is used for capturing a plurality of consecutive preview images under an automatic shot mode. In addition, the image capture module can be a multi-view image capture module, which is used to capture a... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130314512 - Image display device: A parallax composite image displayed by image display means may be observed as predetermined parallax image at predetermined position by reflecting and guiding light from light source means and by using a diffusion pattern in which diffusion patterns are engraved at predetermined intervals to diffuse and transmit incident light on... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130314514 - Display apparatus, 3d glasses, and 3d-video viewing system: A state setting unit stores a parameter indicating the state of a display device. A packet analyzing unit refers to the parameter to receive a broadcast stream, and analyzes management packets contained in the broadcast stream. A decoding unit uses a result of the analyzing to extract packets constituting broadcast... Agent:
20130314513 - Visual displays and telepresence embodiments with perception of depth: System and method for a visual display system with a two-way mirror, which is between the observation zone and the image display device, positioned at an angle to reflect a backdrop surface that may be wider than the image display device or a backdrop with mirrored sides to extend the... Agent: Telepresence Technologies, LLC
20130314515 - Stereoscopic display system, glasses used for the system, and display method therefor: A stereoscopic display system, eyeglasses for viewing a stereoscopic image, and a display method thereof are provided. The display system includes: a display apparatus in which first and second pixel elements are alternately arranged, wherein the first pixel element emits a ray of a left eye image in a first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130314517 - Image pickup unit and endoscope: The present invention provides an image pickup unit including an objective lens including a plurality of optical system members via which an object image is formed, the image pickup unit including: a fixed barrel that holds a fixed lens in the objective lens; a moving lens holding barrel that holds... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130314516 - Videoscope and image correcting method thereof: A videoscope includes: an imaging device having at least one monitoring subject pixel each of which produces, frame by frame, a normal detection value or an abnormal detection value, normal pixels and at least one defective pixel; a memory which is stored with a position address of each of the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130314518 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope includes: a light emitting unit; an imaging unit; an image signal processing unit; and a setting unit that controls the light emitting unit and the imaging unit to perform pre-exposure, measures at least one of a light emission time and a light emission intensity, sets the measured... Agent:
20130314520 - Fluorescence observation device: Observation is performed at a more appropriate sensitivity without reducing an image quality. Provided is a fluorescence observation device (1) including: an excitation light source (3) that emits excitation light to be radiated onto a subject (A); a fluorescence-image acquiring section (21) provided with an imaging element (18) that acquires... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130314519 - Polarization observation device: The invention includes: a light source section generating illumination lights in plural different wavelength bands; a first polarization element polarizing, in a first direction, a light in a first wavelength band among the illumination lights or returned lights from a subject; a second polarization element polarizing, in a second direction,... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130314521 - Image pickup unit and endoscope: An image pickup unit includes an image pickup device, an objective lens, and a prism that has a reflective surface. The image pickup unit includes: a projecting portion that is an area at which the image pickup device projects to the rear from the prism; a terminal portion provided on... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130314524 - Display apparatus, hearing level control apparatus, and method for correcting sound: A display apparatus, a hearing level control apparatus, and a method for correcting sound are provided. The display apparatus includes an audio output unit which outputs an audio signal as an audible sound; a storage unit which matches hearing levels of a plurality of users, which are measured according to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130314523 - Inverted interactive communication system: An inverted interactive communication system comprising a user and a face element designed to resemble an inverted partial face with an eye portion and a nose portion above the eye portion, but without a mouth or a chin. The face element may be secured to the user's chin such that... Agent:
20130314525 - Method of improving orientation and color balance of digital images using face detection information: A method of generating one or more new spatial and chromatic variation digital images uses an original digitally-acquired image which including a face or portions of a face. A group of pixels that correspond to a face within the original digitally-acquired image is identified. A portion of the original image... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20130314522 - Patient monitoring system: A system implements a camera to monitor a patient and medical devices. The camera's field of view is segmented into segments having images of the patient and the medical devices, and activities represented in the segmented images are designated for which to send a notification. Images captured by the camera... Agent: Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College Of Engineering
20130314526 - Cell analysis device: Provided is a cell concentration/purification device having a function of successively locating cells in a specific area of a microchannel, and a function of sequentially capturing cell images by use of light from a plurality of monochromatic light sources on an image basis, and performing comparative analysis of the cell... Agent: On-chip Cellomics Consortium
20130314527 - Image pickup method and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup method includes dividing a surface shape of an object into a plurality of areas, approximating a surface of each of the plurality of areas to a plane, and calculating a slope of the plane, grouping the plurality of areas into m groups so that slopes of planes... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314529 - Vessel inspection system: This disclosure concerns a typical inspection device of the invention. In some embodiments, the inspection device functions in a storage vessel, such as a underground fuel tank, including storage vessels that comprise an explosive mixture of gases. Also, this disclosure concerns a process for inspecting the inside of the storage... Agent: Tanknology Inc.
20130314530 - Machine vision systems and methods with predictive motion control: Systems and methods trigger an image acquisition of an object using motion data communicated from a motion controller on a network, the motion controller coupled to a motion drive. A camera, upon receiving motion data from the motion controller, uses a virtual axis application to plan the movement of a... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20130314531 - Substrate storage condition inspecting apparatus and substrate storage facility having same: A substrate storage condition inspecting apparatus includes an illumination device, an imaging device, and a substrate storage condition determining unit. The illumination device includes, on the front side of an opening of a transport container located at an inspecting position, a first illumination portion and a second illumination portion that... Agent: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
20130314533 - Data deriving apparatus: A position identifying part identifies positions of mark images in a captured image obtained by capturing an image of two marks by the camera. Then an error deriving part derives an error rate err of an actual image height r′ to a design image height r based on the positions... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20130314532 - Vision detection device and vision detection method thereof: The present invention discloses a vision detection device and a vision detection method of the vision detection device provided for a camera to detect a long-range view. The vision detection device comprises a casing, a template, a mirror group and a light-emitting module. The casing comprises a light exit hole.... Agent:
20130314534 - Container-classification identification using directional-antenna rfid: A classification of a container is identified using a mobile station including an image capture device and an RFID reader having a reader antenna. The container has two RFID tags affixed thereto at respective, different locations. Each tag has a directional antenna steered in a different direction, so that a... Agent:
20130314535 - Dispensing verification device: A dispensing verification device which is capable of readily verifying the contents of dispensing at a later date without using an RFID tag. A dispensing verification device is provided with: a camera 1 capturing a counter 2 at which an act is performed; an image management server 4 storing an... Agent: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
20130314540 - Arrangement for an image recording device in a vehicle: An arrangement for an image recording device in a vehicle having an image recording device for recording image data. The arrangement includes a carrier part which can be positioned on the vehicle with the front side of the carrier part on or in front of the inside of a vehicle... Agent: Volkswagen Ag
20130314539 - Monitoring of the close proximity around a commercial vehicle: A system for capturing and displaying not directly-viewable spaces near a vehicle includes an apparatus for image capturing and an apparatus for image display. The apparatus for image capturing captures at least two arbitrary points Q and R. A ground plane is spanned by the Cartesian coordinates xv and yv,... Agent: Mekra Lang Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130314537 - Multi-functional remote monitoring system: A multi-functional remote monitoring system for use in a mobile surveillance system comprising a host controller, at least one hub transceiver, and at least one remote monitoring transmitter (“RMT”) operable to capture and transmit data, wherein the hub transceiver is operable to communicate to and receive data from the at... Agent: Digital Ally, Inc.
20130314536 - Systems and methods for monitoring vehicle occupants: Various techniques are disclosed for systems and methods using small form factor infrared imaging modules to monitor occupants in an interior compartment of a vehicle. For example, a vehicle-mounted system may include one or more infrared imaging modules, a processor, a memory, alarm sirens, and a communication module. The vehicle-mounted... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.
20130314538 - Vehicle accessory system: An accessory system for a vehicle includes an attachment member attached at an interior surface of a vehicle windshield, an accessory module configured to mount to the attachment member and an accessory disposed at least partially in the accessory module. The accessory includes a camera having a lens. The accessory... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20130314541 - Methods and arrangements for object pose estimation: In an illustrative embodiment, the free space attenuation of illumination with distance, according to a square law relationship, is used to estimate the distance between a light source and two or more different areas on the surface of a product package. By reference to these distance estimates, the angular pose... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20130314542 - Automated, remotely-verified alarm system with intrusion and video surveillance and digital video recording: An automated self-monitored alarm verification solution including at least a premises portion, a server portion, and an end user device portion. Alarm verification includes capturing by an image capture device at least one image in response to a detection event, and transmitting a first data signal including the image to... Agent: Cernium Corporation
20130314543 - Method and system for controlling an imaging system: First image data representing a first view, captured by a camera system, of a second location, is displayed at the first location. The first view is associated with a first orientation relative to the second location. A first angular displacement associated with a motion of a chair disposed at the... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20130314546 - Acquiring and displaying images in real-time: An imaging device (100) for acquiring and displaying images in real-time, the imaging device comprising i) an imaging sensor (110) comprising a radiation sensitive array (120) for acquiring an image (142), ii) a readout circuit (140) connected to the radiation sensitive array for reading out the image, iii) a signal... Agent: Photonis Netherlands B.v.
20130314545 - Low light vision and thermal imaging devices with cool chip cooling: Improved low light vision and thermal imaging devices are provided. The devices of the present invention employ thermionic or thermotunneling cooling, with or without Avto Metals™, to ensure efficient operation under conditions of low illumination or the complete absence of illumination to detect emitted or reflected infrared and visible light... Agent: Borealis Technical Limited
20130314544 - Night vision image capturing apparatus and infrared radiating apparatus and night vision image capturing system: An imaging device includes pixels configured to sequentially output image signals for an infrared radiation having a first wavelength, an infrared radiation having a second wavelength and an infrared radiation having a third wavelength. A first pixel has the sensitivity to a first color of a primary color and outputting... Agent: Fujitsu General Limited
20130314547 - Controlling apparatus for automatic tracking camera, and automatic tracking camera having the same: A controller for a tracking camera for automatically tracking an object by controlling panning/tilting and zooming of an image pickup apparatus mounted on a camera platform includes an object recognition unit that recognizes an object in picked-up image, a setting unit that sets a tracking condition, a memory that stores... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314548 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and computer program product: An image capturing apparatus includes: an image input unit that inputs an image; a designating unit that receives designation of an initial tracking-target region that is a first region in a first image frame of time-series image frames input from the image input unit; a feature value extracting unit that... Agent:
20130314549 - Electronic apparatus, control method of an electronic apparatus, control program of an electronic apparatus, and video display apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: an imaging module configured to shoot a video display apparatus on which a first image is displayed, and output a shot image; a calibrating module configured to perform camera calibration using the first image in the output shot image; a calculating module... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130314550 - Television receiver - projector compensating optical properties of projection surface: Disclosure is directed to providing projected output from a receiver that includes ambiance or environmental images and sounds for display to and/or listening by a user. Other aspects are directed to processing or altering program service video to produce a compensated video that is output by a projector component of... Agent: Echostar Ukraine L.L.C.
20130314551 - Testing method and testing apparatus for television system: A testing apparatus, coupled to a mobile storage device, includes a control module and an intermediate module. The intermediate module, coupled to a television system and the mobile storage device, is for switching a subordinate status of the mobile storage device. The control module controls the intermediate module to write... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20130314552 - System and method of calibrating a display system free of variation in system input resolution: This invention provides a calibration system and method for multi-unit display systems without a need for switching the system input resolution/configuration of the display system while calibrating. This serves to avoid carrying out a re-synchronization step. As such, this system and method allows for increases speed and reduced likelihood of... Agent: Scalable Display Technologies, Inc.
20130314553 - Video data quality assessment method and apparatus: A video data quality assessment method and apparatus are disclosed. The video data quality assessment method includes: acquiring a compression distortion parameter of video data; acquiring a frame impairment distortion parameter/video data rebuffering parameter; and calculating a video quality parameter according to the compression distortion parameter and the frame impairment... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20130314555 - Apparatus and method to detect a paper document using one or more sensors: An apparatus and method for detecting paper documents, books, or other objects using one or more sensors on one or more computing devices is disclosed. The one or more computing devices communicate and share information such that a paper document, book, or other object is detected and identified. Once identified,... Agent: Hj Laboratories, LLC
20130314554 - Electronic decoration system, method, and server: An electronic decoration system is provided, including a third-party server cloud and display devices with a display disposed in a structure. The third-party server cloud includes an input unit, a conversion unit, a subscription unit, and an output unit. The conversion unit produces theme data according to input data received... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130314556 - Network camera and control method therefor: A network camera includes a reception unit configured to receive a control request from a control side via a network, and a request unit configured to, in response to the reception unit receiving the control request, request a supply apparatus, which supplies power, to supply power to the network camera... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314557 - Image processing device, image processing method, photographic imaging apparatus, and recording device recording image processing program: An image processing device includes: a motion-vector computation unit that computes a motion vector between a base image and a reference image; a motion compensation unit that performs a motion compensation to align the reference image with the base image based on the motion vector; a contrast computation unit that... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130314558 - Image capture device for starting specific action in advance when determining that specific action is about to be triggered and related image capture method thereof: An image capture device has an image capture module, a sensor and a controller. The sensor senses an object to generate a sensing result. The controller checks the sensing result to determine if a specific action associated with the image capture module is about to be triggered, and controls the... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130314559 - Camera having reconfigurable logic blocks in integrated circuit embedded thereon and system having the camera: A camera having a reconfigurable logic block and a method for reconfiguring the logic block are provided. The camera includes: an integrated circuit (IC) such as field programmable gate array (FPGA) including at least one logic block; and a processor configured to receive information about the logic block of the... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
20130314560 - Estimating control feature from remote control with camera: An apparatus (1) estimates control features of remote controls (10) comprising cameras (11) for detecting light points (51, 52) from beacons (31, 32) located at or near devices (20) that are to be controlled via the remote controls (10) by letting the cameras (11) further detect light points (61, 62)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130314564 - Image capturing apparatus and image processing method: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image sensor compring an imaging pixel for receiving light through an opening with a center position coincident with the optical axis of a microlens, first and second focus detection pixels for receiving pupil-divided light through a first and second opening offset in first and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314563 - Imaging device: An imaging device is configured so that the user can select either automatic determination mode or selection mode. In automatic determination mode, when a first combination imaging mode is selected for capturing and combining a plurality of sets of image data, the number of sets of image data to be... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130314561 - Method and device for composite image creation: The present disclosure provides a method and device for composite image creation. Images from multiple lenses, such as a front camera and rear camera of a host electronic device, are combined to create a composite image. The images may be modified before combining using location, orientation and/or proximity information associated... Agent:
20130314562 - Object recognition apparatus, object recognition method and object recognition program: There is a need for an object recognition apparatus for identifying multiple objects separately or collectively and a method therefor. An object recognition apparatus is configured to include: an image output section acquiring multiple object images and outputting an image; a detection section detecting the multiple object images in the... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130314565 - Automatic exposure control for flash photography: A photographic flash unit comprises a direct flash unit and a bounce flash unit rotatably connected to the direct flash unit. Status and control lines coupled between a hot shoe and each flash unit enable independent triggering and control of each flash unit. The direct and bounce flash units may... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130314566 - Systems and methods for suggesting information for a photo to a user associated with the photo: According to one embodiment, systems, methods and computer-readable media provide for receiving, from a user, a first photo image of a first person, identifying a person in the first photo image and accessing a database comprising at least one stored image template (e.g., each stored image template comprising data representing... Agent: Walker Digital, LLC
20130314568 - Dynamic range extension by combining differently exposed hand-held device-acquired images: Two or more digital images of a same scene are captured with different exposure levels. Image pairs are generated that have a same exposure level from the image data of differently exposed images by adjusting the exposure of at least one of the pair of images. A ghosting map is... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20130314567 - Imaging system with multiple focal plane array sensors: A multi-wavelength optical imaging system and method. In one example, an optical imaging system includes an integrated dewar assembly housing a staring detector that includes a plurality of focal plane array sensors spatially distributed over a common focal plane and aligned relative to one another, each of the plurality of... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130314569 - Image capturing apparatus and control method therefor: An image capturing apparatus capable of switching between an optical viewfinder and live view which involves periodically reading out an image signal out of an image sensor and sequentially displaying the image signal on a display unit, comprises a phase difference focus control unit that performs auto focus control using... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314570 - Device including touch-screen interface: An example device includes at least one camera, a memory, a processing system, and a user interface. The user interface includes concurrently displayed first and second buttons, the first button operable for taking a picture using the camera and the second button operable for launching a picture editing application.... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130314571 - Photoelectric conversion device and camera system: A photoelectric conversion device includes a common output line, a sensor cell unit which outputs a signal to the common output line, a transfer circuit unit which is connected to the common output line, holds a signal from the common output line in a transfer capacitor, and transfers the signal,... Agent:
20130314572 - Two-line, shared pixel linear image sensor: The invention relates to image sensors of scanner type observing one image line at a time. According to the invention, only two lines of pixels are used, operating in TDI mode (summation of the charge of two pixels seeing the same image point successively) but using active pixels with a... Agent: E2v Semiconductors
20130314574 - Solid-state imaging device and method of driving the same: A solid-state imaging device includes: pixels arrayed two-dimensionally; pixel common circuits arrayed in a matrix, each shared by adjacent pixels of a certain number among the pixels; column common circuits, each provided for one of columns of the pixel common circuits, and shared by pixel common circuits belonging to a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130314573 - Solid-state imaging element and solid-state imaging apparatus: In a solid-state imaging apparatus in which a first substrate formed on a first semiconductor wafer and a second substrate formed on a second semiconductor wafer are bonded via a connection portion configured to electrically connect the first and second substrates, the first substrate includes a first pixel region in... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130314576 - Solid-state image sensor: A solid-state image sensor comprising a photoelectric conversion portion, a MOS transistor, a first insulating layer, a second insulating layer whose refractive index is higher than that of the first insulating layer, and a light-guiding portion including a first portion and a second portion formed on the first portion, wherein... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314575 - Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device is provided, which includes a pixel region in which pixels including a photoelectric conversion section and a plurality of pixel transistors are arranged. In the solid-state imaging device, a transfer transistor of the pixel transistors includes: a transfer gate electrode extended in a surface of the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314577 - Camera device: An example device includes first and second oppositely facing cameras and a user interface configured to concurrently display (i) a real time image captured by one of the first and second cameras and (ii) first, second and third buttons. The first button is operable for taking a picture using one... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130314578 - Device including touchscreen: An example device includes at least one camera, a touchscreen and a display controller. The display controller is configured to concurrently display on the touchscreen (i) a first button operable for taking a picture using the camera, and (ii) a real time image captured by the camera, wherein the first... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130314579 - Lens device: A lens device according to one aspect of the presently disclosed subject matter obtains camera information indicating whether a mounted camera is a first camera with an AF-frame display function or a second camera without the AF-frame display function; when the camera information indicating the first camera is obtained, when... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130314580 - Preview system for concurrently displaying multiple preview images generated based on input image generated by image capture apparatus and related preview method thereof: A preview system of an image capture apparatus has a processing circuit and a display apparatus. The processing circuit reads an input image, scales at least a portion of the input image to generate a first preview image, and derives a second preview image from a selected portion of the... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130314581 - Electronic mirror device, electronic mirror display method, and electronic mirror program: There is provided an electronic mirror device including a camera unit, a display unit, and a control unit that displays a screen image of a person captured by the camera unit on a first area obtained by splitting the screen of the display unit, displays a light source for lighting... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314582 - Combined camera and flash lens: Disclosed is an electronic device, comprising an image sensor; a flash; a lens having a flash portion for covering the flash, an image sensor portion for covering the image sensor and an etching for reducing optical interference at the image sensor from the flash; and, a housing for housing the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130314583 - Wafer level camera module array: A wafer level camera module array including a plurality of camera modules is provided. Each of the camera modules includes a back focus control layer. Each of the back focus control layer has the same thickness and includes a first control layer and a second control layer. The first control... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20130314584 - Zoom lens and image capturing apparatus: There is provided a zoom lens including in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group having negative refractive power, a second lens group having positive refractive power, a third lens group having negative refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314585 - Zoom lens and image capturing apparatus: There is provided a zoom lens including, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group having negative refractive power, a second lens group having positive refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314586 - Imaging device, semiconductor integrated circuit, and imaging method: An image-capturing device disclosed in the present application includes: an image-capturing element including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements arranged in two dimensions, wherein the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements are exposed through successive scanning and electrical signals are read out from the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements through successive... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130314587 - Multi-state electrostatic actuator and digital camera therewith: An actuator that operates by electrostatic attraction and repulsion and can have fixed and moving electrodes is disclosed for one or more embodiments. The fixed and moving electrodes can be inclined relative to each other at an acute angle. The actuator can be radially symmetric and mirrored about the moving... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Mems
20130314589 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus, including: a filter including transmittance variable element and adjusting amount of incident light from lens; a photoelectric transducer; and guide optical system guiding the incident light from the filter to the photoelectric transducer. The guide optical system includes color separation optical system including, in order from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314591 - Optically refracting surfaces: A method includes producing a first layer of optical liquid, shaping contactlessly the first layer of the optical liquid according to a desired form, and curing the shaped first layer of the optical liquid with electromagnetic radiation to generate a first optically refracting surface.... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130314588 - Telephoto lens system: A telephoto lens system including a first lens group having a positive refractive power and including a negative lens that is disposed closest to an object side and has a meniscus shape that is convex toward the object side; a second lens group having a negative refractive power and including... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130314592 - Image capturing device and activation method therefor: An image capturing device includes a first controller operable to control image capturing; an operation section including a switch; a detector operable to detect a change to an image capturing mode and to send a signal representing the change; a second controller operable to monitor and process the sent signal,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314593 - Vision assistive devices and user interfaces: Vision assistive device and user interface are disclosed. In some embodiments, a vision assistive device includes a housing having a base for positioning the housing on a surface; one or more imaging units disposed along a top portion of the housing, each imaging unit being angled downward so a central... Agent: Abisee, Inc.
20130314594 - Method and apparatus for converting film image into tv image: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for converting a film image (e.g., a movie) into a television (TV) image. In the method and apparatus for converting the film image into a TV image, a pull-down field is added based on header information of a TV interface if BT601, BT656... Agent: Core Logic Inc.
20130314595 - Gradient adaptive video de-interlacing: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a plurality of video signal fields, characterizing at least one portion of at least one of the plurality of video signal fields, determining a value for a pixel using inter-field de-interlacing if the characterization satisfies a first criteria, determining a value for a... Agent:
20130314596 - Electronic apparatus, control method of electronic apparatus, and control program of electronic apparatus: One embodiment provides an electronic apparatus, including: a first detector configured to attempt to detect a telop and a warning sound from a received video content at a first image reading interval and a first sound reading interval, respectively; and a second detector configured to attempt, upon a detection of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130314597 - Projector and authentication method: A projector includes a connection unit to which a portable terminal device is connected, a memory unit configured to store identification data of the portable terminal device to be permitted or denied, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to permit or deny use of the projector based on... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130314598 - Remote-controllable electronic apparatus: This remote-controllable electronic apparatus includes a remote controller including a first operation button, a display portion displaying a picture, and a control portion performing control of displaying a remote controller image including a plurality of second operation button images operable with the first operation button on the display portion, and... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd
20130314599 - Audio processing apparatus and audio processing method: An audio processing apparatus includes a compositional pattern determining module and an audio processor. The compositional pattern determining module is configured to estimate a compositional pattern of an input video signal. The audio processor is configured to perform audio processing according to the estimation.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130314601 - Inter-video corresponding relationship display system and inter-video corresponding relationship display method: To enable a presence/absence of a modification of a source video to be readily assessed in a derived video created by utilizing the source video. Relationship information including information indicating a segment corresponding relationship between at least one source video and a derived video created by utilizing at least a... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130314600 - Video display device and cooling system: A video display device includes: a video processing unit generating and displaying video signals; and a cooling mechanism unit cooling a component to be cooled in the video processing unit, wherein the cooling mechanism unit includes a heat-receiving plate installed at the component to be cooled to receive heat generated... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314602 - Object-based audio-visual terminal and bitstream structure: As information to be processed at an object-based video or audio-visual (AV) terminal, an object-oriented bitstream includes objects, composition information, and scene demarcation information. Such bitstream structure allows on-line editing, e.g. cut and paste, insertion/deletion, grouping, and special effects. In the interest of ease of editing, AV objects and their... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
20130314603 - Noise reduction apparatus and noise reduction method: A video image signal that has only noise and does not include an object is acquired by a noise acquisition unit, a video image signal that is an image capture target is acquired by a video image characteristic acquisition unit, and each of the video image signals is multiplied by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314604 - Computer-readable storage medium storing image processing program, image processing device and image processing method: A computer-readable storage medium storing an image processing program that causes a computer to execute a process includes, synthesizing, for each of frames included in a video image and to be processed, a synthesis image with an image of a synthesis target region existing in the frame by repeatedly executing... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130314605 - Content transmitter and content transmission method: According to one embodiment, content transmitter includes: communication module; content protector; determination module; and controller. The content protector transmits content using a first protection method on transmission path between the content receiver and the content transmitter. The determination module determines whether communication distance of the transmission path is within predetermined... Agent:
20130314606 - Switching power supply device: A switching power supply device includes: a non-linear control type switching control unit that, in accordance with a result of a comparison between a feedback voltage and a reference voltage, performs on/off control of a switch element, and thereby generates an output voltage from an input voltage; a backflow current... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20130314607 - Television receiver, television controller circuitry and method: A television receiver for receiving TV signals when unknown interference is present in a predetermined bandwidth in which the TV signals are transmitted. The TV receiver comprises an input, a tuner, a configurable filter and a controller circuitry. The input receives a radio frequency (RF) signal comprising the terrestrial TV... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314608 - Controller device, information processing system, and communication method: An object is to appropriately transmit operation data from a controller device to an information processing device. The controller device is capable of wirelessly communicating with the information processing device. The controller device includes a generating unit, a communication unit, and a display unit. The generating unit generates operation data... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130314609 - Controlling display settings using mobile device: A mobile settings control device (MSCD) presents a user interface (UI) enabling a user to establish display settings for a display associated with an audio video display device (AVDD) with which the MSCD communicates. Before and after adjustment screen shots may be presented full screen and toggled between on either... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314610 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes: a plurality of oscillators (10) that output modulation waves of a parametric speaker; a display unit (40) that displays a plurality of contents at the same time; a recognition unit that recognizes the locations of a plurality of users; and a control unit that controls the... Agent: Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
20130314612 - Illumination device, display device, and television reception device: An illumination device according to the present invention is provided with: a chassis (14); a cold-cathode tube (17); an optical member (15); a clamping member (30) that is provided at an aperture edge (14b) of the chassis (14), has a supporting section (36) and a frame (16), and moves together... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314611 - Television and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing, a display configured to be movable relative to the housing, and a supporter attached to the display and configured to be movable in the housing.... Agent:
20130314613 - Laser based display method and system: The present invention is directed to display technologies. More specifically, various embodiments of the present invention provide projection display systems where one or more laser diodes are used as light source for illustrating images. In one set of embodiments, the present invention provides projector systems that utilize blue and/or green... Agent: Soraa, Inc.
20130314614 - Laser based display method and system: The present invention is directed to display technologies. More specifically, various embodiments of the present invention provide projection display systems where one or more laser diodes are used as light source for illustrating images. In one set of embodiments, the present invention provides projector systems that utilize blue and/or green... Agent: Soraa, Inc.
20130314615 - Method and apparatus for increasing effective contrast ratio and brightness yields for digital light valve image projectors: A method and apparatus for increasing the effective contrast ratio and brightness yields for digital light valve image projectors using a variable luminance control mechanism (VLCM), associated with the projector optics, for modifying the light output and provide a correction thereto; and an adaptive luminance control module (ALCM) for receiving... Agent: Allen Video Technology, Inc.
20130314616 - Active matrix substrate, display panel, display device, and television reception device: The substrate 20 of the present invention includes pixel electrodes 25 formed in an area demarcated by a plurality of gate wiring lines 26 and source wiring lines 27 that intersect each other, and capacitance wiring lines 126 that are arranged in parallel with the gate wiring lines 26 and... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314617 - Active matrix substrate, display panel, display device, and television reception device: The array substrate 20 of the present invention includes pixel electrodes 25 formed in an area demarcated by a plurality of gate wiring lines 26 and source wiring lines 27 that intersect each other, and capacitance wiring lines 126 that are arranged in parallel with the gate wiring lines 26... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314618 - Method of driving display device, driving device of display device, and television device: In driving a liquid crystal panel of a liquid crystal display device of the present invention, when voltage applied to a gate line G1 is lowered to switch off a pixel P1, voltage applied to a gate line G2 and a gate line G3 rises to switch on a pixel... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314619 - Television and electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a housing, a printed circuit board which includes a first surface provided with a heat-generating component and is contained inside the housing, and a fan unit which includes a case and a fan that is rotatably contained in the case. The case... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha ToshibaPrevious industry: Incremental printing of symbolic information
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