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Recording apparatus and method, reproducing apparatus and method, and program

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, and a program that make it possible to photograph and record a still image and moving images before and after the still image as well. In step S1, when a still-image-with-moving-image photographing mode is set, moving image temporary storage is started. When a shutter is depressed in step S2, in step S3, a photographed still image is recorded and one moving image is generated from the moving image before the still image stored in step S1, a moving image obtained by converting the photographed still image, and a moving image photographed after the depression of the shutter and the one moving image generated is recorded. Therefore, the moving images before and after the still image are recorded together with a high-definition still image.



Imaging apparatus for minimizing repetitive recording of moving image data of a similar scene on a recording medium

Tue, 31 May 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A controller determines whether a predetermined condition is satisfied and, in response to a recording instruction, controls a recorder to record still image data on a recording medium, and in a case that the predetermined condition is determined to be satisfied, the controller controls the recorder not to record the moving image data on the recording medium.



Apparatus and method for white balance compensation of pixel data

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided. The image processing apparatus includes a sample unit, an amplifier, an analog to digital converter, and a white balance unit. The sample unit is for sampling a pixel to obtain a pixel voltage. The amplifier is for amplifying the pixel voltage according to an analog gain. The analog to digital converter is for converting the amplified pixel voltage into digital pixel data, the digital pixel data including a number of first sub-pixel data which are corresponding to different colors. The white balance unit is for obtaining a number of second of sub-pixel data from white balance compensating the first sub-pixel data. The first sub-pixel data are white balance compensated respectively according to the analog gain and a number of white balance gains which are corresponding to different sub-pixels.



Method of evaluating at least one defect of quality in a data signal, associated device and computer program

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Method of evaluating a defect of quality in a data signal, associated device and computer program. The method evaluates the defect of a carrier signal bearing data intended to be restored to a recipient, the signal including a video component and audio component. The method includes the following steps implemented on at least one sample of the signal: detection of a defect in the video component of the sample and calculation of a duration associated with the defect; assigning a class of defect to the defect detected as a function of its associated duration; according to the class of defect assigned, obtaining a result of searching for a defect in the audio component at the instants corresponding to the sample; deciding to confirm the detection of a defect of quality in the sequence as a function of the result of the search for a defect in the audio component.



Optimizing video-call quality of service

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Techniques to optimize video-call communications are disclosed. The link quality capability of a wireless video-call session and the requirements of the video-call session are determined. The link quality capability determination is based at least on measurements through the entire communications chain, including user, client device, operating system, application, air interface, cell sector, and backhaul parameters. Those parameters may be determined from static profiles, dynamically determined or be statistically derived. Client device response may include adapting the rate of data captured by a video camera, microphone, or other data capture device used in the video-call session. For video-conferencing scenarios, communications throughput is optimized by consolidating video streams.



Camera apparatus

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A camera apparatus includes: an image pickup device; a lens configured to converge light from an object to the image pickup device; a coaxial circular-shaped lens cover in which the lens is arranged; a plurality of infrared light sources arranged to surround the lens in the lens cover; and a light shielding member which is provided between the lens and the infrared light source and which has an opening. The opening is outwardly extended at corner optical path portions which correspond to diagonal corners of an angle of view of the image pickup device.



Video display system, video display device, its control method, and information storage medium

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:00:00 EDT

To provide a video display system for allowing a user to look at and listen to video and sound on various means. A video display system has a video display device and a portable video display device, connected to each other for communication. The video display device produces own device video data and own device sound data to be displayed and reproduced, respectively, on the video display device; displays the own device video data and reproduces the own device sound data; encodes these data into a data format which the portable video display device is able to handle, to thereby produce other device video data and other device sound data; and sends to the portable video display device. The portable video display device receives these data, and decodes and displays the other device video data, and decodes and reproduces the other device sound data.



Apparatus and method for processing video content

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and low bandwidth methods to encode and broadcast a video multiplex that allows a receiving device, e.g., a set-top box, to select and decode half resolution split screen stereo video, full resolution two-dimensional video and full resolution stereo video is provided. The systems and methods provide for receiving a data signal, the data signal including a first video signal representing a two-dimensional image at a first video resolution and a second video signal representing a three-dimensional image at a second resolution; decoding the first video signal if an output display type is a two-dimensional display type; decoding the second video signal if the output display type is a first three-dimensional display type; and decoding the first video signal and second video signal simultaneously if the output display type is a second three-dimensional display type.



Vehicle operator and/or occupant information apparatus and method

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus including a processing device which identifies a first travel route, on which first travel route a vehicle can travel to a destination, and which generates a first message containing information regarding the first travel route, and a transmitter which transmits the first message to a communication device located at the vehicle. The apparatus automatically detects a departure of the vehicle from the first travel route, identifies a second travel route in response to the detected departure of the vehicle from the first travel route, generates a second message containing information regarding the second travel route, and transmits the second message to the communication device.



Method and apparatus for providing a video call service

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and an apparatus perform a video call service. A transmission communication device provides information on a rotation angle of a video call image transmitted during a video call to a reception communication device corresponding to a counterpart of the video call. Then, the reception communication device renders the received video call image by using the information on the rotation angle of the received video call image, and displays a rendered video call image. Accordingly, an image of a counterpart of the video call can be normally provided during the video call.



AV timing measurement and correction for digital television

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An invention for measuring, maintaining and correcting synchronization between signals which suffer varying relative delays during transmission and/or storage is shown. The present invention teaches measuring the relative delay between a plurality of signals which have suffered differing delays due to transmission, storage or other processing. The preferred embodiment of the invention includes the use of a marker which is generated in response to a second signal and combined with a first signal in a manner which ensures that the marker will not be lost in the expected processing of the first signal. Subsequently a first delayed marker is generated in response to the marker associated with or recovered from the first signal, and a second delayed marker is generated from the second signal. The first delayed marker and second delayed marker are compared to determine a measure of the relative timing or delay between said first signal and said second signal at said subsequent time.



Doorbell communication systems and methods

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods can include using a doorbell to wirelessly communicate with a remotely located computing device. Doorbells can include a speaker, a microphone, a camera, and a button to sound a chime. Some embodiments include using a doorbell to close an electrical circuit that has a sound output device in a way that precludes the sound output device from inappropriately emitting a notification sound.



Scalable web real-time communications (WebRTC) media engines, and related methods, systems, and computer-readable media

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Scalable Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) media engines, and related methods, systems, and computer-readable media, are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for providing a scalable WebRTC media engine comprises instantiating one or more virtual WebRTC agents, each corresponding to one or more of a plurality of WebRTC clients. The method further comprises establishing a plurality of WebRTC interactive flows, each connecting one of the one or more virtual WebRTC agents with the corresponding one or more of the plurality of WebRTC clients. The method also comprises receiving contents of the plurality of WebRTC interactive flows as input from the one or more virtual WebRTC agents, and synthesizing the contents of the plurality of WebRTC interactive flows. The method additionally comprises directing the synthesized contents as output to one of more of the plurality of WebRTC interactive flows via the corresponding one or more virtual WebRTC agents.



Capturing and processing of images using non-monolithic camera arrays

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels. The plurality of imagers include a first imager having a first imaging characteristics and a second imager having a second imaging characteristics. The images generated by the plurality of imagers are processed to obtain an enhanced image compared to images captured by the imagers. Each imager may be associated with an optical element fabricated using a wafer level optics (WLO) technology.



Systems and methods for generating depth maps using images captured by camera arrays

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels. The plurality of imagers include a first imager having a first imaging characteristics and a second imager having a second imaging characteristics. The images generated by the plurality of imagers are processed to obtain an enhanced image compared to images captured by the imagers. Each imager may be associated with an optical element fabricated using a wafer level optics (WLO) technology.



Doorbell communication systems and methods

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Doorbells often include a button to enable visitors to ring a chime to summon building occupants. In some embodiments, doorbells include a camera to take pictures of visitors. In several embodiments, doorbells include covers that are light filters. These light filters can cover infrared light sources such as infrared light emitting diodes. The light filters can pass infrared light while blocking visible light. In several embodiments, a front portion of a camera assembly fits through a hole in a light filter. Light filters can help secure camera assemblies and can form a portion of a doorbell's outer housing.



Doorbell security and safety

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Tampering with doorbells can lead to injury and doorbell theft. Methods and systems can discourage doorbell tampering by emitting an alert when a doorbell detects tampering. In some embodiments, a doorbell includes a system to detect movement of the outer housing of the doorbell. In several embodiments, if a doorbell detects movement of the outer housing while the doorbell detects that it is connected to an external power supply, the doorbell can emit an alert to warn against additional tampering.



Systems and methods for synthesizing higher resolution images using a set of images containing a baseline image

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for implementing array cameras configured to perform super-resolution processing to generate higher resolution super-resolved images using a plurality of captured images and lens stack arrays that can be utilized in array cameras are disclosed. An imaging device in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes at least one imager array, and each imager in the array comprises a plurality of light sensing elements and a lens stack including at least one lens surface, where the lens stack is configured to form an image on the light sensing elements, control circuitry configured to capture images formed on the light sensing elements of each of the imagers, and a super-resolution processing module configured to generate at least one higher resolution super-resolved image using a plurality of the captured images.



Recording medium storing display control program for controlling display capable of providing stereoscopic display, display system, display control method, and display

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An exemplary embodiment provides a program for controlling a display capable of providing stereoscopic display. The program includes image output instructions for outputting an image for left eye and an image for right eye to the display, parallax calculation instructions for calculating parallax produced when an object is displayed on the display, and movement-and-display instructions for carrying out at least one of movement of a displayed object out of an effective display range and movement of a not-displayed object into the effective display range in accordance with the calculated parallax.



Systems and methods for synthesizing higher resolution images using images captured by camera arrays

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels. The plurality of imagers include a first imager having a first imaging characteristics and a second imager having a second imaging characteristics. The images generated by the plurality of imagers are processed to obtain an enhanced image compared to images captured by the imagers. Each imager may be associated with an optical element fabricated using a wafer level optics (WLO) technology.



Apparatus, systems and methods for a video thumbnail electronic program guide

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Video thumbnail electronic program guide (EPG) systems and methods are operable to include a video thumbnail. An exemplary embodiment receives a media content stream at a media device; picks a plurality of still image video frames from the received media content stream, wherein each still image video frame has information that is sufficient to construct the still image video frame; generate a plurality of still image video frame thumbnails, wherein each of the still image video frame thumbnails correspond to one of the still image video frames; generate a video thumbnail from the plurality of still image video frame thumbnails; and incorporate the video thumbnail with at least one program descriptor and a channel identifier associated with the media content stream into the video thumbnail EPG.



Early warning system, server and method

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An early warning system is provided. The early warning system includes a plurality of sensors, a server, and an information appliance device. The sensors produce status information. The server produces event information according to the status information of the sensors, transforms the event information into a first multimedia signal, and transmits the first multimedia signal to the information appliance device through a computer network. The information appliance device is connected to a display device, wherein the information appliance device transforms the first multimedia signal into a second multimedia signal capable of displaying through the display device. The disclosure further provides an early warning server, an early warning method, and a computer program product for report information.



Apparatus and method for user input for controlling displayed information

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method for proximity based input is provided, comprising: detecting presence of an object in close proximity to an input surface, detecting a displayed virtual layer currently associated with the object on the basis of distance of the object to the input surface, detecting a hovering input by the object, and causing a display operation to move at least a portion of the associated virtual layer in accordance with the detected hovering input.



Method, system, and apparatus having near field communication (NFC) chip with configurable memory that is updatable via a host processor

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices. In one embodiment, the media player device employs the use of integrated Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to exchange communication settings, media capability, and other parameters with an external device that also has integrated RFID technology. The automatic exchange of settings and other information via a proximity-based RFID data exchange allows a media player to quickly establish a secure communication link with another device via a commonly supported wireless protocol such as Ultra Wideband (UWB) or Bluetooth. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a method of using the captured media capability of the connecting device to customize certain menu options and software parameters in the media player.



Imaging apparatus with display and image display apparatus

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A digital camera is provided with a vertically long camera body having an approximately rectangular solid shape. An LCD panel provided in a rear surface of the camera body is arranged such that longitudinal directions of the display screen and the camera body correspond to each other. The digital camera is operated through a touch panel provided in a lower portion of the display screen. In a taking mode, an image is displayed in a small size on an upper portion of the display screen. In reproducing, the camera body is rotated sideways by 90 degree. In a reproducing mode, display posture of the image is also rotated by 90 degree, and the image is displayed in a large size on the entire display screen.



System and method for storing images captured from a booth

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A system for capturing images in a booth. The system includes a network, a server communicatively coupled to the network, the server comprising a database operable to store images. The system further includes a booth communicatively coupled to the network, the booth comprising an input device operable to receive one or more inputs from a user, a camera operable to capture one or more images of the user, a display operable to present the one or more images, and a booth computer operable to transmit the one or more images to the server.



Image capture device, player, and image processing method

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An image capture device includes: first and second shooting sections, each of which is configured to shoot an image of a subject; a disparity calculating section configured to generate a depth map based on first and second images that have been shot by the first and second shooting sections, respectively; and an image generating section configured to generate, based on the depth map and the first image, a third image that has as high a resolution as the first image and that forms part of a 3D image. The image generating section is controlled to determine whether or not to generate the third image based on at least one of the states of the first and second images, a zoom power during shooting, and the tilt of the image capture device during shooting.



Digital video recording and playback of user displays in a process control system

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A process control system user display provides a display image containing control system information. The system may include a digital recording module including an image capture module for making a real-time digital recording of at least a portion of the display image, the image capture module buffering a terminal portion of the real-time digital recording. A storage module may store at least a portion of the real-time digital recording. A real-time digital recording may contain at least a portion of the display image, wherein, at any particular time, the real-time digital recording includes information from the control system for a predetermined duration proximate the particular time, and at least a portion of the real-time digital recording may be stored. A desired portion of the digital recording may be played back, optionally with process control system event and/or continuous history.



Temporal video interpolation method with 2-frame occlusion handling

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A direction of regularity, which minimizes a directional energy computed from pixel values of consecutive first and second frames of an input video sequence, is respectively associated with each pixel of the first frame and with each pixel of the second frame. Another direction of regularity (vz), which minimizes a directional energy computed from pixel values of the first and second frames, is also associated with an output pixel (z) of a frame of an output video sequence, located in time between the first and second frames. For processing such output pixel, the respective minimized directional energies for the output pixel, at least one pixel (z′) of the first frame and at least one pixel (z″) of the second frame are compared to control an interpolation performed to determine a value of the output pixel. The interpolation uses pixel values from at least one of the first and second frames of the input video sequence depending on the comparison of the minimized directional energies.



Swarm imaging

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus is provided for collecting data and generating synthesized data from the collected data. For example, a request for an image may be received from a requestor and at least one data capture device may be identified as capable of providing at least a portion of the requested image. A request may be sent to identified data capture devices to obtain an image corresponding to the requested image. Multiple images may be received from the data capture devices and may further be connected or stitched together to provide a panoramic, 3-dimensional image of requested subject matter.



Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium which corrects an image such that some of warping of the image is left

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An image processing apparatus includes an image acquiring unit that acquires an image; an information acquiring unit that acquires image information indicative of a content of the image; and a correcting unit that corrects the image based on the image information such that some of warping of the image is left. The horizontal direction component of the warping may be completely or nearly completely eliminated while a predetermined portion of a vertical direction component of the warping is left, when the image information indicates the content of the image is a person. Alternatively, there is an analyzer which generates the image information indicating that the content of the image is a erson when the analyzing determines that the image contains two or more persons.



Method and apparatus for deblurring non-uniform motion blur in large scale input image based on tile unit

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a method and apparatus for deblurring a non-uniform motion blur in an input image, that may restore a clearer image by dividing a large scale input image into tiles corresponding to partial areas, selecting, among the divided tiles, an optimal tile for a partial area most suitable for estimating non-uniform motion blur information, and effectively removing an artifact in an outer portion of a tile through padding of each tile.



Image-based georeferencing

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An image-based georeferencing system comprises an image receiver, an image identification processor, a reference feature determiner, and a feature locator. The image receiver is configured for receiving a first image for use in georeferencing. The image comprises digital image information. The system includes a communicative coupling to a georeferenced images database of images. The image identification processor is configured for identifying a second image from the georeferenced images database that correlates to the first image. The system includes a communicative coupling to a geographic location information system. The reference feature determiner is configured for determining a reference feature common to both the second image and the first image. The feature locator is configured for accessing the geographic information system to identify and obtain geographic location information related to the common reference feature.



Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A converted reference image generated from a reference image is searched for a first corresponding point corresponding to a first standard point included in a converted standard image generated from a standard image. Based on a position of the first corresponding point in the converted reference image, a second search standard point is determined on the reference image. Further, based on phase information on each frequency component regarding a second standard area including a second standard point corresponding to the first standard point of the standard image, and based on phase information on each frequency component regarding a second reference area including the second search standard point of the reference image, the reference image is searched for a second corresponding point corresponding to the second standard point. The information on a frequency component obtained in the computation on another stage is reused in the search on the two stages above.



Method for demosaicking

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method for demosaicking a digital image is provided. Pixels of the digital image are processed in an order from the upper-left to lower-right of the digital image. If a current-processed pixel is a second color or a third color, a first sub-window centered at the current-processed pixel is generated. A first mask is used to select a first plurality of prior-processed pixels. A set of direction weightings of the current-processed pixel is calculated according to stored direction weightings of the first plurality of prior-processed pixels. An interpolating direction of the current-processed pixel is determined according to the set of direction weightings of the current-processed pixel. A value of a first color for the current-processed pixel is calculated based on the set of direction weightings of the current-processed pixel and values of the first color of pixels of the first color in the first sub-window.



System and a method for inspecting an object using a hybrid sensor

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A system, that includes a hybrid sensor that comprises: a monochromatic portion that is arranged to obtain a monochromatic image of a first area of an object; a multiple-color portion that is arranged to obtain a multi-colored image of a second area of the object; wherein the monochromatic portion comprises monochromatic sensing elements that sense radiation of a same frequency band; wherein the multiple-color portion comprises color sensing elements of different types, wherein different types of color sensing elements are associated with different frequency bands.



Vehicle detection apparatus

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A vehicle detection apparatus comprises an other-vehicle detection module configured to detect points of light in an image captured by a vehicle to which the vehicle detection module is mounted and to detect other vehicles based on the points of light, a vehicle lane-line detection module configured to detect an vehicle lane-line in the captured image, and a region sectioning module configured to section the captured image based on the detected vehicle lane-line into an own vehicle lane region, an oncoming vehicle lane region, and a vehicle lane exterior region. Other vehicles are detected by the other-vehicle detection module by detecting points of light based on respective detection conditions set for each of the sectioned regions.



Willpower watch (TM)—a wearable food consumption monitor

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

This invention is a wearable, automatic, and tamper-resistant device and method for monitoring and measuring food consumption and caloric intake. It can help people to manage their energy balance and weight. It can be embodied as: (a) one or more automatic-imaging members that are worn on a person from which these members collectively and automatically take pictures of the person's mouth and pictures of a reachable food source when the person eats; (b) a tamper-resisting mechanism which detects and responds if the operation of the one or more automatic-imaging members is impaired; and (c) an image-analyzing member which automatically analyzes pictures of the person's mouth and pictures of the reachable food source in order to estimate the types and quantities of food that are consumed by the person.



Component cover having variable light transmissivity

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In a broad aspect, embodiments described herein are generally directed to an electronic device comprising: a housing; a component mounted within the housing; a component cover in fixed relation to the housing; wherein the component cover is configurable between at least a first state and a second state; and wherein light transmissivity through the component cover is greater when in the second state than when in the first state. In some implementations, in the first state the component cover is substantially opaque, or in the second state the component cover is substantially transparent.



Autostereoscopic display

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and system for autostereoscopic display of stereoscopic images may include: illuminating at least one light source; configuring a lightguide to direct light from at least one light source to a first focal point; configuring a transmissive optical display according to a first stereoscopic image of a stereoscopic image pair; configuring the lightguide to direct light from at least one light source to a second focal point; and configuring the transmissive optical display according to a second stereoscopic image of the stereoscopic image pair.



Image evaluation apparatus and method, image forming system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An image evaluation apparatus includes a reading unit that includes a monochrome detection unit reading, in a focused state, an image formed on a recording material by an image forming apparatus that represents grayscale of the image by forming dots on the recording material, and a color detection unit reading the image in a defocused state; an image information obtaining unit that obtains image information for the image forming apparatus to form the image; a computing unit that computes a luminance and a chroma of an image supposed to be formed on the recording material by the image forming apparatus from the obtained image information; a comparing unit that compares a derived luminance with the computed luminance, and compares a derived chroma with the computed chroma; and an image evaluation unit that evaluates the image formed by the image forming apparatus, on the basis of results of comparison.



Support system, control device, image forming apparatus, and support method utilizing cards on which written information is printed

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Having specified written information on a first card newly placed at a base A which is a first workspace and the position where the first card is placed, a PC (100A) which is a control device at base A stores, in a memory, the written information and the position where the first card is placed as card information. A PC (100B) connected to this PC instructs a printing device (200B) to print a second card based on the specified written information. The PC (100B) presents the position where the second card is to be placed at a base B which is a second workspace based on the specified position where the first card is placed.



Method for securing a display diagnostic device to a display

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus for securing a diagnostic tool proximate to and in front of a display device between the corners thereof. A harness is adapted to releasably hold the diagnostic tool, a restraining bracket extends from the harness, and there is at least one elastic cord having a first end, an intermediate portion and a second end. The cord is threaded through the restraining bracket and is sized so as to impart elastic tension to the corners of the display device while concomitantly protecting the front surface from pressure due to the position of the harness and diagnostic tool.



Apparatus and method for simultaneous plural-view image sequences from a single image sensor

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Simultaneous movies of plural portions of a scene are acquired and shown, using one imager with electrooptical directing device to acquire, stepwise, an interleaved (e. g. alternating) sequence of subscene images. Apparatus is ideally in a vehicle: airborne or unmanned, or both. The invention records and transmits (via one data link, with no needed parallel path) the sequence as one image series; best sorts the received sequence into noninterleaved sequences, a separate sequence for each subscene; and shows these as movies. Alternatively, scene portions form a mosaic. Including gyro operation and pointing, the device best gets a new image roughly each 5 to 40 msec or less; or excluding gyros and pointing, 5 to 40 msec by FSM, 1 to 5 by MEMS, 1 to 5 (or 10) by LC, 1 by 2-axis nongimbal scanner and 0.1 to 0.2 by digigimbal. Subscene direction and focal changes best synchronize with frame reception. FSMs best have refractory bearings and electromagnetic pointing.



Display casing and cover structure thereof

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A display casing has a first cover, a second cover, and a fixing member between the first cover and the second cover to serve as a combination medium therebetween. The fixing member is engaged with two buckling pieces of the first cover by a positioning pin and a restraining portion, and the second cover is then buckled on the fixing member by a buckling member to be combined with the first cover. The material of the fixing member is the same as that of the second cover but is different from, the material of the first cover. Therefore, when the buckling member of the second cover is buckled on the fixing member, the risk of the fracture of the fixing member under the stress of the buckling member can be avoided.



Receiving apparatus, method, and storage medium

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A receiving apparatus including a first communication unit that receives first image data from a transmission apparatus, a second communication unit that receives second image data from the transmission apparatus, a power supply unit that supplies power to at least one of the first communication unit and the second communication unit, and a control unit that causes a display device to display an image generated based on the first image data and the second image data, where the control unit controls the power supply unit so as to limit power supply to one of the first communication unit and the second communication unit in response to completion of the display of the image by the display device.



Video switch

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A video switch system providing a collaborative environment for one or more users to share information. In the current embodiment, the video switch system enables users to quickly connect to the system, present information, have a video conference, or have a multi-user wireless video session, or a combination thereof, in a collaborative manner.



Method and apparatus for temporal stabilization of streaming frames

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method, apparatus and computer program product are disclosed to provide improved temporal stabilization of a control algorithm associated with the processing of streaming frames. In the context of a method, the number of immediately preceding consecutive frames during which a filtered value has been greater than a current value of the current frame is determined or the number of immediately preceding, consecutive frames during which the filtered value has been less than the current value of the current frame is determined. The method also includes determining a weight based upon the number of immediately preceding, consecutive frames. The weight is configured to vary in a direct relationship to the number of immediately preceding, consecutive frames. The method also determines a filtered value of a current frame based upon a combination of the weight and the difference between the prior filtered value and the value of the current frame.



Electronic device and method for displaying resources

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic device, including: one or more hardware interfaces each for connecting to a signal source to receive at least one type of application resources; a control chip electrically connected to the one or more hardware interfaces, the control chip being configured to classify and integrate one or more types of application resources received through the one or more hardware interfaces, and generate a display signal for a main interface including a number of areas arranged according to a predetermined layout, wherein each area is configured to display information regarding a same type of the classified and integrated application resources, and different areas are configured to display information regarding different types of the classified and integrated application resources; and a display screen electrically connected to the control chip to display the main interface according to the display signal.



Display apparatus and method for controlling the display apparatus

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multifunctional display device includes a processor to control display of information during booting of an operating system. The operating system is booted in response to a predetermined signal and displayed the information includes first information corresponding to visual information, and second information indicating that the operating system is currently booting. The operating system is one which controls display of multimedia content.