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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20150138323 - Image processing device and method, and program: There is provided an image processing device including capturing portions that respectively capture a first image and a second image that form an image for a right eye and an image for a left eye which can be stereoscopically viewed in three dimensions, a comparison portion that compares the first... Agent:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05/14/2015 > 122 patent applications in 74 patent subcategories.

20150130888 - Video conference control system and method: A local video conference system executing a video conference application, that lacks an ability or functionality to control a remote camera of a remote video conference system, can display video from the remote video conference system. The local video conference system can also execute a controller application that can provide... Agent: Vtel Products Corporation, Inc.

20150130887 - Video endpoints and related methods for transmitting stored text to other video endpoints: A video endpoint and related methods are disclosed. A video endpoint includes a control circuit configured to provide a user interface configured to enable a user to communicate with another user of another video endpoint with text during video communications with the other user. The user interface is also configured... Agent:

20150130889 - Mixing of encoded video streams: Describe is a video stream mixer (60) for generating a mixed encoded video stream from an encoded primary video stream associated with a primary window, and at least one encoded secondary video stream, each associated with a corresponding secondary window that is smaller than the primary window. The mixer includes... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20150130890 - Transmission management system, transmission system, and transmission management system program: A transmission management system receives, when a terminal and a relay device is connected, domain information that indicates a management system capable of executing control associated with start of communication using the relay device. The management system can allow another management system to execute control based on the domain information... Agent:

20150130891 - Two-way audio and video communication utilizing segment-based adaptive streaming techniques: A participation device in a multiparty conference call may act as a server device and/or a client device for two-way audio and video (AV) streaming. A server device may encode a requested AV stream into a set of different encoding profiles that may be dynamically determined based on the varying... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20150130892 - Method and system for video conference snapshot presence: Disclosed is a system and method for providing low-frame rate continuous presence for all video participants to a video conference.... Agent: Avaya, Inc.

20150130894 - Analysis and manipulation of panoramic surround views: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. According to particular embodiments, the spatial relationship between multiple images and video is analyzed together with location information data, for purposes of creating a representation referred to herein as a surround... Agent: Fyusion, Inc.

20150130895 - Image capturing apparatus capable of capturing panoramic image: A digital camera includes an image capturing unit, an image composition unit, and a display control unit. The image capturing unit captures frames at predetermined time intervals. The image composition unit sequentially combines at least a part of image data from image data of a plurality of frames sequentially captured... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20150130893 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a display image generation section configured to generate display image data by performing a display projection process in a case where panorama image data to be a display target is judged to be a full circumference panorama image.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130896 - Light redirection hologram for reflective displays: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for enhancing the brightness and/or contrast ratio of display devices. In one aspect, the display devices can include a light redirector that is optically coupled with a diffuser. The light redirector includes a plurality of holographic features that can receive near-collimated light at... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20150130899 - Display apparatus and method for controlling display apparatus: A display apparatus (projector) includes an evaluating section (image analysis section) that evaluates the type of 3D format in accordance with which an inputted image signal is formatted, an OSD data storage section (OSD memory) that stores OSD data, an OSD data dividing section (OSD processing section) that divides the... Agent:

20150130897 - Method for generating, transporting and reconstructing a stereoscopic video stream: A method for generating a stereoscopic video stream (84) having composite frames (C), the composite frames including information about a left image (L) and a right image (R) for three-dimensional display of a scene, wherein the pixels of said left image (L) and right image (R) are selected and the... Agent:

20150130898 - View synthesis using low resolution depth maps: View synthesis is performed based on obtained texture data and a depth map. The resolution of the depth map is lower than that of the texture data by a ratio dw in the x direction and by a ratio dh in the y direction. Texture pixel positions x, y are... Agent:

20150130900 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: a video signal acquisition portion that images an object to acquire a video signal by a stereo optical system; a video signal processing portion that processes the video signal to generate a display video signal; a measurement processing portion that performs measurement on the basis of... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150130905 - 3d shape measurement apparatus: Provided is a 3D shape measurement apparatus that can obtain a phase delay distribution image of an object to be measured from a single image and has simple optics. The 3D shape measurement apparatus 1 includes a coherent light source 10, a random phase modulation optical system 11, a mount... Agent:

20150130906 - Articulated arm coordinate measurement machine having a 2d camera and method of obtaining 3d representations: A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine includes a noncontact 3D measuring device that has a projector configured to emit a first pattern of light onto an object, a scanner camera arranged to receive the first pattern of light reflected from the surface of the object, an edge-detecting camera arranged... Agent:

20150130904 - Depth sensor and method of operating the same: A method of operating a depth sensor includes generating a first photo gate signal and second through fourth photo gate signals respectively having 90-, 180- and 270-degree phase differences from the first photo gate signal, applying the first photo gate signal and the third photo gate signal to a first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150130908 - Digital device and method for processing three dimensional image thereof: The present invention relates to a digital device capable of obtaining both a color image and a depth image and a method of processing a three dimensional image using the same. The method can include the steps of switching a resolution of a light-receiving unit from a first resolution to... Agent:

20150130902 - Distance sensor and image processing system including the same: A pixel of a distance sensor includes a photosensor that generates photocharges corresponding to light incident in a first direction. The photosensor includes a plurality of first layers having a cross-sectional area increasing along the first direction after a first depth and at least one transfer gate which receives a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150130901 - Method and system for enhanced structural visualization by temporal compounding of speckle tracked 3d ultrasound data: An ultrasound device acquires ultrasound image data corresponding to a plurality of volume frames of an object and applies morphing or motion compensation to the acquired ultrasound image data to track a particular region of the object. The ultrasound device compounds the motion compensated ultrasound image data that corresponds to... Agent: General Electric Company

20150130907 - Plenoptic camera device and shading correction method for the camera device: A plenoptic camera device and a shading correction method thereof are provided. The plenoptic camera device includes a processor including a shading correction block configured to determine a four-dimensional axis with respect in a raw image, generate a four-dimensional profile by applying a polynomial fit with respect to the plurality... Agent:

20150130903 - Power efficient laser diode driver circuit and method: A voltage mode laser diode driver selectively turns on and off a laser diode. An output stage has an output node configured to be connected to one of the terminals of the laser diode. Depending upon implementation, an active swing controller drives the output stage in a manner that substantially... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20150130909 - Method and electrical device for taking three-dimensional (3d) image and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing the method: In a method for taking three-dimensional (3D) images, a camera unit of an electrical device is utilized to shoot a same scene with a same lens focal length and focusing on different distances respectively to generate several pictures. Depth-map information of several blocks on the scene is calculated according to... Agent: Institute For Information Industry

20150130910 - Three-dimensional image display device and method of displaying three dimensional image: A three-dimensional image display device and a method for displaying a three-dimensional image, and particularly relates to a three-dimensional image display device improving movement degradation and a method for displaying a three-dimensional image. A three-dimensional image display device includes: a display panel; a movement determining unit determining whether an object... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20150130911 - Stereoscopic video observation device and transmittance control method: In a stereoscopic video observation device 200, an optically transmissive HMD 208 presents video observed when a three-dimensional image in a virtual three-dimensional space is projected into a real space. A transmittance changing section changes the transmittance of light that passes through the optically transmissive HMD 208. A shutter control... Agent:

20150130913 - Image processing apparatus, information processing system, image processing method, and program: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a parallax acquiring unit configured to acquire a parallax of each of a plurality of stereoscopic pictures in a moving picture including the plurality of stereoscopic pictures chronologically as a moving picture parallax, and a parallax generating unit configured to generate a parallax... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130912 - Projector for use with television display: A display system used with a television display. An image projector is supplied with image information that differs from but is related to the television content displayed by the television display. Image information is decoded from the content information supplied to the display system and supplied to the image projector.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130914 - Image processing device, image processing method, and electronic apparatus: There is provided an image processing device including an analysis unit configured to analyze contrast according to a spatial frequency of an input image, a parallax transition information acquisition unit configured to acquire a relation of a crosstalk aggravation amount and a parallax transition corresponding to the contrast according to... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130915 - Apparatus and system for dynamic adjustment of depth for stereoscopic video content: An apparatus and system are provided for adjusting the depth of stereoscopic video content. The apparatus comprises a frame that supports a first lens and a second lens. The first lens is associated with a first image in a stereoscopic image pair and the second lens is associated with a... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20150130916 - Three-dimensional image display device:

20150130917 - Miniature contactless fingerprinting device: A handheld apparatus for contactless acquisition of a fingerprint image is disclosed. One such apparatus includes an enclosure and at least three digital image capture devices housed within the enclosure and arranged along an arc. The enclosure includes a hollow finger receiving area, sized and shaped to receive a finger.... Agent:

20150130918 - Personal authentication device and method of manufacturing such a device: h

20150130919 - Systems and methods for registering advertisement viewing: An apparatus for identifying active access, by a viewer, of a source containing an advertisement includes a video capture device for recording user interaction in an area and a video processor electrically coupled to the video capture device. The video processor is configured to analyze the video obtained by the... Agent: Elwha LLC

20150130921 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a visual field information generation unit, and a display controller. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire an input image having a first resolution, the input image being generated by capturing an observation image of an observation target of a... Agent:

20150130922 - Objective optical system and image acquisition apparatus: The objective optical system includes a first optical system configured to collimate a divergent light flux from an object, a second optical system configured to converge the light flux from the first optical system, a beam splitter disposed between the first optical system and the second optical system, a reflector... Agent:

20150130920 - Real-time focusing in line scan imaging: Systems and methods for capturing a digital image of a slide using an imaging line sensor and a focusing line sensor. In an embodiment, a beam-splitter is optically coupled to an objective lens and configured to receive one or more images of a portion of a sample through the objective... Agent:

20150130923 - Microscope system: Microscope images are easily browsed even with a terminal, such as a tablet terminal, whose transmission speed is low. Provided is a microscope system that includes: a microscope that acquires a plurality of microscope images of a specimen; a system main unit provided with a storage section that sequentially stores... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150130924 - Electronic apparatus for hose attachment to enhance visibility and safety and method therefor: An illumination device for attachment to a hose has a housing coupled to the hose. The housing allows a substance from the hose to flow through the housing. An electronic circuit is stored in an interior of the housing to illuminate an area in front of the hose and to... Agent:

20150130925 - Contactless component-inspecting apparatus and component-inspecting method: A contactless component-inspecting apparatus captures, using a camera, images of an object to be inspected that is assembled or mounted during a component assembly process and compares the captured image and a previously inputted image to determine whether the object passes or fails the inspection. The contactless component-inspecting apparatus comprises:... Agent: Mirtec Co., Ltd.

20150130927 - Method and a device for the inspection of surfaces of an examined object: A method and a device for the inspection of surfaces of an examined object includes illuminating a the surface using an illumination unit and capturing an image of the surface using an area image sensor. The captured images are forwarded to an image analysis unit configured to ascertain surface anomalies... Agent: Isra Vision Ag

20150130926 - Method and apparatus for mapping and analyzing surface gradients: An apparatus and method is disclosed for analyzing a surface. An image capturing device (ICD) and a light source may be supported on a frame-like structure fixedly relative to each other. The light source may direct substantially parallel light rays at the surface at an angle β relative to the... Agent: Boulder Imaging, Inc.

20150130928 - Point-to-point measurements using a handheld device: A method for performing point-to-point measurements includes (i) determining a distance to a first point and obtaining an image at a first pose, and (ii) determining a distance to a second point and obtaining an image at a second pose. The images have an overlapping portion. A change in pose... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited

20150130931 - Position detecting apparatus, and lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus including the position detecting apparatus: A position detecting apparatus, which detects a relative position, relative to a base member, of a movable member which relatively moves in a movement direction relative to the base member includes: a scale formed on one of the two members, the scale including first/second pattern arrays respectively including first/second patterns... Agent:

20150130929 - System for determining a liquid quantity and orientation: A system including a vessel, an image capturing device, and a processor. The vessel at least partially contacts a liquid, wherein the liquid has a liquid surface that is defined by a quantity of the liquid, a shape of the vessel, and an orientation of the vessel relative to a... Agent: Deere & Company

20150130930 - System for measuring a liquid level and orientation: A system including a container, an imaging structure, an image capturing device, and a processor. The container at least partially surrounds a liquid. The liquid has a liquid surface that is defined by a quantity of the liquid in the container, a shape of the container, and an orientation of... Agent: Deere & Company

20150130932 - Apparatus and method for profiling a depth of a surface of a target object: An apparatus (1) for profiling the depth of a surface of a target object (30), having a two-dimensional array of lasers (5), an optical device (15) for projecting a two-dimensional illumination pattern (31) onto an area of the surface of the target object, an image capture device (10) arranged to... Agent:

20150130934 - Entertainment device safety system and related methods of use: An entertainment device safety system includes a video camera configured to capture video of an entertainment device and a user of the entertainment device and a video analytic module to perform real-time video processing of the captured video to generate non-video data from video. A computer receives the video and... Agent:

20150130933 - Human presence detection techniques: Techniques are disclosed for detecting stationary presence using IR sensor data. A number of IR images may be captured based on IR sensor data and these IR images may be averaged over various time intervals to calculate a number of average IR frames. The difference between these average IR frames... Agent: Osram Sylvania Inc.

20150130935 - Wireless network camera systems: Apparatus, systems and techniques associated with battery powered wireless camera systems. One aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a system that includes a battery powered wireless camera including an internal battery to provide energy and a burst transmission unit to transmit information during... Agent:

20150130936 - Crop monitoring system: A system for high temporal and high spatial resolution monitoring of a field of plants is disclosed. Illustratively, the system includes a plurality of ground based reference objects, a balloon adapted to be positioned above the field of plants, and a balloon positioning system coupled to the balloon and configured... Agent:

20150130940 - Apparatus for controlling display of vehicle cluster and method thereof: An apparatus for controlling a display of a vehicle cluster includes a driving information collector configured to collect driving information of the vehicle. A visible region detector is configured to detect a visible region which is viewable to a driver. An image obtainer is configured to obtain various images. A... Agent:

20150130941 - Camera module, in particular for a vehicle: A camera module for a vehicle includes: one objective including a lens mount and at least one lens accommodated in the lens mount; one objective receptacle into which the objective is inserted; one image sensor attached to the objective receptacle, the objective being inserted into a receptacle area of the... Agent:

20150130942 - Image processing device: An image processing device 81 includes a distance information acquisition unit 35 and an image combination unit 30. Based on positions of a common subject on a plurality of images captured by a plurality of cameras 10, 11, 12, and 13 for capturing surrounding images of a vehicle, the distance... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150130944 - Intelligent bicycle: An intelligent system for a bicycle is provided with a control assembly including a saddle control device, a sensor device, a digital camera, a lighting device, a warning device, and a power supply for supplying DC power to above components; and a display assembly including an LCD screen, a processing... Agent:

20150130943 - Method for warning a driver of a single-track motor vehicle of leaving the traffic lane: In a method for warning a driver of a single-track motor vehicle of leaving the traffic lane, at least one traffic lane boundary is ascertained by a video sensor system, the lateral distance of a reference point on the motor vehicle from the traffic lane boundary is ascertained, lean angle... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150130937 - Systems and methods for proximal object awareness: Systems and methods are presented for providing enhanced sensory awareness of proximal objects to a vehicle. The enhanced sensory awareness may be determined based upon sensor signals sensing proximal objects.... Agent:

20150130939 - Universal mobile video surveillance system and method for convenient operation in a truck: A universal mobile video surveillance system for convenient mounting in a truck or other vehicle with a flat bed, can include a sled, leveling jacks, mounted externally via outriggers to the four corners of the sled, and a surveillance mast, which can further include a sensor unit, which for example... Agent:

20150130938 - Vehicle operational display: A system for presenting visual information to the operator of a vehicle at an apparent single plane of focus regardless of the viewer-to-object distance. The system includes an imaging device configured to capture images external to a vehicle. The system also includes a display configured to show the images captured... Agent:

20150130945 - Smart helmet: A smart helmet includes a helmet shell, a visor, and a projector mounted on the helmet shell. The helmet shell defines an internal cavity and a passage communicating with the internal cavity. The internal cavity is configured to receive an user's head. The visor is rotatably coupled to the helmet... Agent:

20150130946 - Imaging device, imaging system, and imaging method: An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured take a plurality of images, the imaging unit including a plurality of imaging parts each configured to acquire an imaging data item relevant to one of the plurality of images taken, and a wiring part configured to transmit a plurality of the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150130947 - Surveillance camera management device, surveillance camera management method, and program: The surveillance areas of cameras registered on a map having a surveillance region set thereon are projected onto the map. The shortest paths between the cameras registered on the map are searched for. Links between the cameras are determined based on the surveillance areas of the cameras projected on the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130948 - Methods and apparatuses for detection of radiation with semiconductor image sensors: A semiconductor image sensor is repeatedly exposed to high-energy photons while a visible light obstructer is in place to block visible light from impinging on the sensor to generate a set of images from the exposures. A composite image is generated from the set of images with common noise substantially... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20150130950 - Method and system for integrated optical systems: A method of operating optical systems includes forming a stitched image of a field of regard using a first optical device. The stitched image of the field of regard comprises a plurality of sub-images associated with a first field of view. The method also includes receiving an image of a... Agent:

20150130949 - Method and system for output of dual video stream via a single parallel digital video interface: A method of operating a video camera includes capturing a scene of imaging data using the video camera, wherein the imaging data is characterized by a first bit depth and processing the imaging data to provide display data characterized by a second bit depth less than the first bit depth.... Agent:

20150130951 - Interactive camera calibration tool: An interactive camera calibration tool is presented that provides live feedback on the state of the calibration and produces tightly-distributed calibration parameters even when used by novices. Target positions are suggested by the calibration tool. Once the target has been aligned with the target positions, image data of the target... Agent:

20150130952 - System and method for estimating quality of video with frame freezing artifacts: A method and system that assesses video quality of transmitted video packet signals suffering from packet loss and delay. This packet loss and delay can create freeze events, which are observed as a jerkiness while viewing the video. The system and method compares the frames in a video transmission to... Agent: Oovoo, LLC

20150130953 - Method for video background subtraction using factorized matrix completion: A method processes a video acquired of a scene by first aligning a group of video images using compressed domain motion information and then solving for a low rank component and a sparse component of the video. A homography map is computed from the motion information to determine image alignment... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20150130956 - Vibration type driving apparatus, two-dimensional driving apparatus, image-blur correction apparatus, interchangeable lens, image-pickup apparatus, and automatic stage: a vibrator including an electro-mechanical energy conversion device; a driven body between the vibrator and a movable body and driven in a first direction by the vibrator; and a moving mechanism that allows the movable body to move in a second direction relative to the driven body, in which the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150130954 - Image correcting apparatus and method for imaging device: Embodiments of the invention provide an image correcting apparatus for an imaging device including a camera module having a first motion sensor. The image correct apparatus includes a second motion sensor sensing a movement, and a controller determining whether the movement gets out of an operation range of the first... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20150130955 - Camera and method of controlling operation of same: An optical image of the subject is obtained by the finder unit. An image of the subject obtained by imaging is displayed on the display screen of an optical viewfinder. Looking through the finder unit, the user can see an image obtained by superimposing the image of the subject, which... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150130957 - Method and apparatus for identifying a physical iot device: The disclosure is related to identifying an Internet of Things (IoT) device with an image of the IoT device. A user device captures the image of the IoT device, wherein the image of the IoT device includes at least a portion of an environment around the IoT device, and transmits... Agent:

20150130958 - System and method for color imaging under low light: A camera for enhanced color imaging in a low light environment including: one or more illuminators for illuminating a R, a G, and a B light at different time periods; an image sensor for capturing R G and B image frames; and a processor configured to generate an intermediate color... Agent: Arecont Vision, LLC.

20150130959 - Image processing device and exposure control method: An image processing device is provided. The image processing device includes a sensor array having a plurality of light sensors, configured to receive reflected light of a scene and generate an image array; an exposure controller, configured to receive the image array from the sensor array, and segment the image... Agent: Himax Imaging Limited

20150130960 - Recommendation apparatus, method, and program: Provided is a recommendation apparatus including a determination unit configured to determine an application to be recommended to an imaging apparatus, based on information on an image selected in accordance with an operation mode of the imaging apparatus.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130961 - Zoom lens and camera: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a negative refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power. During change of... Agent:

20150130963 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires stability state information for an image capturing apparatus indicating whether the image capturing apparatus is stable or not, and a processor that rotates an image, captured by the image capturing apparatus, based on the stability state information of the image... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130962 - Polarization color image capture device: A polarization color image capture device includes: a polarization color filter plate including a first area configured to transmit light that is polarized in a first direction and that falls within a first wavelength range, a second area configured to transmit light that is polarized in a second direction and... Agent:

20150130964 - Automatic color correction method and color correction module thereof: An auto-color-correction method for an image capturing device includes calculating a plurality color temperatures of a plurality of pixels in an image; calculating a number of pixels of the plurality of pixels located in a first color temperature range as a first number and a number of pixels of the... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20150130965 - Electronic device and method: An electronic device includes an image capture unit that generates first RAW image data; a compression unit that compresses the first RAW image data; a decompression unit that decompresses the compressed first RAW image data to generate second RAW image data; a development unit that generates first developed image data... Agent:

20150130966 - Image forming method and apparatus, and electronic device: The embodiments of the present invention provide an image forming method and apparatus, and an electronic device. The image forming method includes: matching a real-time image formed by an image forming element with a pre-stored registered image, when a depth of field of the image forming element moves; and making... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130967 - Adaptive dynamic range imaging: In an apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention, a video system is disclosed. The video system comprises a pre-processing module, an auto-exposure module, and an image sensor. The image sensor is operable to simultaneously capture a first image at a long exposure and a second image at... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20150130968 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: Provided is a zoom lens including, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit having a positive refractive power which does not move for zooming; a second lens unit having a negative refractive power which moves during zooming; and an N-th lens unit having... Agent:

20150130969 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes in order from object side to image side: a positive first lens unit that does not move for zooming; a negative second lens unit that moves during zooming; and a positive N-th lens unit that does not move for zooming, the N-th lens unit being arranged... Agent:

20150130970 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same: A zoom lens comprises a first lens unit G1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit G2 having a negative refractive power, and a plurality of lens units G3 and G4. Zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end is carried out by changing a distance... Agent:

20150130971 - Signal processing device and method, imaging element, and imaging device: A signal processing device and signal processing method are described herein. By way of example, the signal processing method includes a selection unit configured to select, based on a first comparison of an analog signal with a determination voltage, a selected reference voltage to be compared with the analog signal,... Agent:

20150130972 - Self-adaptive lens shading calibration and correction: A CMOS imaging system is capable of self-calibrating to correct for lens shading by use of images captured in the normal environment of use, apart from a production calibration facility.... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

20150130973 - Image-pickup optical system and image pickup apparatus: An image-pickup optical system includes: a first lens provided near an aperture stop and configured to correct aberration; and a second lens arranged between the first lens and an image sensor and configured to collect light, the first lens being a gradient index lens. The degree of freedom of design... Agent:

20150130974 - Camera assembly and electronic device: A camera assembly, including at least one holder, at least one camera module, and a buffer material, is provided. The holder includes at least one accommodating recess. The camera module is disposed in the accommodating recess, and a gap exists between the camera module and a sidewall of the accommodating... Agent: Htc Corporation

20150130975 - Camera module and electronic device: The present invention relates to a camera module in which a thin camera module can be realized at a low cost and an electronic device. The camera module includes a lens unit that stores a lens that condenses light on a light receiving surface of an image sensor; a rigid... Agent:

20150130976 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system: A solid-state imaging apparatus wherein pixels have same color filter in a same row, and have different color filters in different rows; and a color selecting unit selects and outputs, in an order of colors, the signals held by the plurality of holding units, to meet: y=ax+(b/c−d)x, wherein the pixels... Agent:

20150130977 - Image sensors with n-row parallel readout capability: An image sensor configured to readout an arbitrary number of rows in parallel is described, comprising a rolling global shutter pixel array which can be operated as a true global shutter. Shielding structures may be formed in the pixel array to minimize signal coupling between adjacent pixels when multiple rows... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC

20150130978 - Solid-state image sensor and image sensing system: A solid-state image sensor has a plurality of pixels including at least a first pixel configured to detect light in a first wavelength range and a second pixel configured to detect light in a second wavelength range, the second wavelength range including a wavelength range on a longer-wavelength side than... Agent:

20150130979 - Coil arrangement: An apparatus including a first layer having a first coil; a second layer having a second coil, where the first and second coils are stacked relative to each other and configured to be located at an aperture of a housing member including electrically conductive material; and a third layer located... Agent:

20150130981 - Data display apparatus which controls display of a plurality of data, image display apparatus which individually displays a series of images, data display method, image display method, and storage medium: In the present invention, a control section distinctly displays, as indexes for indicating that data (image) switching can be performed from a starting point that is the arrayed position of data selected as a display target from among a plurality of data arrayed in virtual and multiple dimensions based on... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20150130980 - Display control device, display control method, and program: There is provided a display control device including a display control unit configured to display a plurality of items at least including a function name on a display screen, and a selection receiving unit configured to receive selection of one item among the plurality of displayed items. When a predetermined... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150130982 - Camera and method of controlling operation of same: An image of subject formed optically is obtained by the finder unit. The subject is imaged electronically by an image sensing device, and a video signal, which represents an image within an autofocus target area inside the image of the subject of the subject obtained, is read out of the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150130983 - Polarizer, optical apparatus, light source apparatus, and image pickup apparatus: A polarizer includes a first medium disposed at an emission side, a second medium disposed at an incident side, and a plurality of laminated structures provided at a predetermined grating period in a grating period direction, the laminated structure includes, in order from the first medium to the second medium,... Agent:

20150130984 - Electronic device including an image sensor: An electronic device includes: a detachable lens module including at least one lens, and a shutter module disposed beneath the lens module and including an openable shutter. An imaging module is disposed beneath the shutter module and converts light imaged by the lens module and the shutter module to an... Agent:

20150130985 - Image forming lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same:

20150130988 - Focus adjustment apparatus, focus adjustment method and program, and imaging apparatus including focus adjustment apparatus: A focus adjustment apparatus that, based on imaging signals obtained by picking up an optical image of an object formed via a photographing optical system including a focus lens, adjusts a position of the focus lens, reads out, in parallel with an operation of reading out first imaging signals at... Agent:

20150130986 - Focus detection device, focus adjustment device and camera: A focus detection device includes: a plurality of micro-lenses at which light fluxes through an image forming optical system enter, disposed in a two-dimensional array pattern; a plurality of light receiving elements disposed in correspondence to each of the plurality of micro-lenses; a focus detection unit that executes a detection... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20150130987 - Image capturing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image capturing apparatus comprises an imaging unit, a sensor unit, a first focus detection unit configured to detect a first in-focus position based on a pair of image signals, a second focus detection unit configured to detect a second in-focus position based on a signal output from the imaging... Agent:

20150130989 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus having a continuous shooting mode in which images are captured for recording in response to an image capture instruction, wherein respective development process for each image is performed before capturing a subsequent image for recording in the continuous shooting mode, includes a focus control unit and... Agent:

20150130990 - Camera module: There is provided a camera module, including: a housing including a lens barrel therein; an actuator including a driving coil wound around an outer surface of the lens barrel and a magnet disposed in the housing to face the driving coil; a substrate disposed on a lower portion of the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20150130991 - Image pickup system: Provided is a lens apparatus which is communicable with a drive unit including: a movable optical member; and a first communication unit which is communicable with the drive unit, wherein the first communication unit receives an electric power supply different from an electric power supply which supplies an electric power... Agent:

20150130992 - Image capturing lens system, imaging device and mobile terminal: An image capturing lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element and a fourth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20150130993 - Interchangeable lens: According to an aspect of the present invention, the camera body can switch the present version, which is an original version, to specifications of an older version. Thus, even if the present versions of the camera body and the interchangeable lens doe not have compatibility, if an old version has... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150130995 - Information processing method, information processing apparatus, and program storage medium: An object of the present invention is to realize novel information processing which uses light field data. To attain the object, light field data which represents directions of light beams which are emitted from an object to an image pickup unit and intensity of the light beams is obtained, and... Agent:

20150130996 - Micro electric liquid device and apparatus including the same: Provided are a micro electric liquid device and an apparatus including the device. The micro electric liquid device includes a first fluid that is opaque, a second fluid that is transparent a first channel configured to have the first and second fluid flow therein without mixing, a second channel overlapped... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150130994 - System and method of recognizing signal patterns: A system of recognizing signal pattern for recognizing a signal pattern of an electronic device includes a determining unit coupled to the electronic device for outputting an operating command to the electronic device according to an operating state, wherein the electronic device generates a light signal according to the operating... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20150130998 - Camera mounting assembly: A camera mounting assembly is configured to couple to a camera housing. The camera mounting assembly includes a plurality of indentations configured to allow for the passage of light through the indentations and upon the image sensor of a camera enclosed by the camera housing. The camera mounting assembly can... Agent:

20150130997 - Rotary switch: A digital camera includes a rotary switch, a switching unit, and a restricting member. The rotary switch comprises a surface with a plurality of depressed portions or trough portions, a rotation range of the rotary switch being restricted, and a rotating operation of the rotary switch causes a control corresponding... Agent:

20150131000 - Camera module having mems actuator, connecting method for shutter coil of camera module and camera module manufactured by the same method: Disclosed is a camera module including a substrate which is provided with an electrode pad and an image sensor; a housing which is stacked on the substrate and of which an upper portion is opened so that light is incident to the image sensor; a MEMS actuator which is installed... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20150130999 - Optical photographing lens assembly, image capturing device and mobile terminal: An optical photographing lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element has refractive power. The second lens element has positive... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20150131001 - Image processing apparatus based on open platform and protocol conversion method used for the same: Provided is an image processing apparatus and method that may employ a new program or protocol without having to additionally develop a new program or a protocol for image processing. The image processing apparatus may include: an open platform-compatible unit configured to determine a protocol that is used by a... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20150131002 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150131003 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150131004 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: A first signal of a pixel of interest in second image data is generated by adding a plurality of signals that correspond to the same color component in first image data consisting of signals corresponding to a plurality of color components. A second signal of the pixel of interest in... Agent:

20150131005 - Image transmission apparatus in digital tv broadcasting: Provided is an image transmission apparatus in digital TV broadcasting, including: a first converter which converts added data, which are to be inserted into an image, into a pixel block; a border extender which adds an extended border area to an image area to extend the image in video data... Agent: Kangwon National University University-industry Cooperation Foundation

20150131006 - Reproduction device, reproduction method, and recording medium: Reproducers (9, 27, 31) reproduce content. Time acquirers (10, 28, 32) acquire program segment times (t4, t5). If the segment time (t4) acquired by the time acquirers (10, 28, 32) is within a set time (M) extending from a first time (ta) to a second time (tb) based on a... Agent: Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.

20150131007 - Signal processing device and signal processing method: A signal processing device and signal processing method. A plurality of tuner circuits includes at least one that selectively provides a signal from among a plurality of signal bands potentially in an input signal in response to a control signal having a transition between a first state and a second... Agent:

20150131008 - Method and system for configuring a remote control device: Methods and systems are presented for configuring a remote control device to operate multiple devices. Functionality is provided to detect whether the remote control device has been configured to control one of the devices. If the remote control has not yet been configured to operate another device, the user is... Agent:

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