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DISPLAY DEVICE ON/OFF DETECTION METHODS AND APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Display device ON/OFF detection methods and apparatus are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include measuring, with a first sensor, a first temperature value associated with the media device. Example methods disclosed herein also include measuring, with a second sensor, a second temperature value corresponding to an ambient temperature in an environment including the media device. Example methods disclosed herein further include comparing the first temperature value to the second temperature value to make a first determination indicating whether the media device is ON or OFF.



THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided a three-dimensional image display device, including: a display panel including a plurality of signal lines and a plurality of pixels connected to the plurality of signal lines; a viewpoint divider configured to divide an image displayed by the display panel into a plurality of viewpoints; a parameter storage unit configured to store parameters for an alignment between the display panel and the viewpoint divider; an image processor configured to calculate a rendering pitch according to the alignment between the display panel and the viewpoint divider by using the parameters stored in the parameter storage unit and generate an image signal to perform pixel mapping according to the rendering pitch; and a display panel driver configured to receive the image signal to drive the display panel.



METHOD, SYSTEM AND MODULE FOR ADJUSTING INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE OF HEAD-MOUNTED 3D DISPLAYS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure discloses methods, systems and modules for adjusting an interpupillary distance of a head-mounted 3D display. The method comprising: receiving a signal to start the head-mounted 3D display, after receiving the signal, scanning an interpupillary distance of a user wearing the head-mounted 3D display; setting centers of left and right eye images of a display screen based on the interpupillary distance of the user, wherein the centers of the left and right eye images are symmetrical about a physical midline of the display screen; and playing the same left and right eye guiding images by taking the centers of the left and right eye images as their centers, respectively, on the display screen to guide the user to adjust positions of left and right eye lenses. A head-mounted 3D display adopting the technical solution of this invention has an interpupillary distance adjustment function, making it suitable for different users.



DISPLAY DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In an example display device for displaying a stereoscopic image, plural stereoscopic pixels composed of pixels for right eye and pixels for left eye are arranged in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction. A parallax barrier according to a vertical display mode or a horizontal display mode is formed. The pixel for right eye and the pixel for left eye each include at least one sub pixel for each of red, blue, and green. In the vertical display mode, sub pixels at first intervals in the horizontal direction are not allowed to emit color lights, and sub pixels at second intervals in the vertical direction are allowed to emit color lights. In the horizontal display mode, sub pixels at second intervals in the vertical direction are not allowed to emit color lights, and sub pixels at first intervals in the horizontal direction are allowed to emit color lights.



VIRTUAL EYEGLASS SET FOR VIEWING ACTUAL SCENE THAT CORRECTS FOR DIFFERENT LOCATION OF LENSES THAN EYES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A virtual eyeglass set may include a frame, a first virtual lens and second virtual lens, and a processor. The frame may mount onto a user's head and hold the first virtual lens in front of the user's left eye and the second virtual lens in front of the user's right eye. A first side of each lens may face the user and a second side of each lens may face away from the user. Each of the first virtual lens and the second virtual lens may include a light field display on the first side, and a light field camera on the second side. The processor may construct, for display on each of the light field displays based on image data received via each of the light field cameras, an image from a perspective of the user's respective eye.



AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An autostereoscopic display device has a particular design of display panel for use with a forming arrangement having non-slanted view forming elements (being for example a lenticular or parallax barrier array). The display panel sub-pixels incorporate a slant into their shape. The display panel is designed to enable low slant angles while still enabling efficient mapping of the 2D display panel pixels to the 3D pixels, allow for square 3D sub-pixels on rectangular grid which gives better distribution of color components with improved uniformity and improved rendering in 3D mode.



Real Time Sensor and Method for Synchronizing Real Time Sensor Data Streams

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A Holocam Orb system uses multiple Holocam Orbs (Orbs) within a real-life environment to generate an artificial reality representation of the real-life environment in real time. Each Orb is an electronic and software unit that includes a local logic module, a local CPU and multiple synchronous and asynchronous sensors, include stereo cameras, time-of-flight sensors, inertial measurement units and a microphone array. Each Orb synchronizes itself to a common master clock, and packages its asynchrony data into data bundles whose timings are matched to frame timing of synchronous sensors, and all gathered data bundles and data frames are given a time stamp using a reference clock common to all Orbs. The overlapping sensor data from all the Orbs is combined to create the artificial reality representation.



Dynamic Mode Switching of 2D/3D Multi-Modal Camera for Efficient Gesture Detection

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for dynamically controlling a multi-modal camera system to take advantage of the benefits of sensing gestures with a 2D camera, while overcoming the challenges associated with 2D cameras for performing gesture detection. In certain embodiments, the multi-modal camera system includes an RGB camera and a depth camera, thus providing both a 2D and a 3D capture mode.



METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR COLOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DIFFERENT IMAGES OF A SAME SCENE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The method comprises the steps of: —for each combination of a first and second illuminants, applying its corresponding chromatic adaptation matrix to the colors of a first image to compensate such as to obtain chromatic adapted colors forming a chromatic adapted image and calculating the difference between the colors of a second image and the chromatic adapted colors of this chromatic adapted image, —retaining the combination of first and second illuminants for which the corresponding calculated difference is the smallest, —compensating said color differences by applying the chromatic adaptation matrix corresponding to said retained combination to the colors of said first image.



TIME-OF-FLIGHT DEPTH MAPPING WITH FLEXIBLE SCAN PATTERN

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Imaging apparatus includes an image sensor, which acquires an image of a scene, and a scanner, which includes an optical transmitter, which emits a sequence of optical pulses toward the scene, and an optical receiver, which receives the optical pulses reflected from the scene and generates an output indicative of respective times of flight of the pulses. Scanning optics are configured to scan the optical pulses over the scene in a scan pattern that covers and is contained within a non-rectangular area within the scene. A processor identifies an object in the image of the scene, defines the non-rectangular area so as to contain the identified object, and processes the output of the optical receiver so as to extract a three-dimensional (3D) map of the object.



STEREOSCOPIC 3D CAMERA FOR VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments are disclosed for a stereoscopic device (also referred to simply as the “device”) that captures three-dimensional (D) images and videos with a wide field of view and provides a virtual reality (VR) experience by immersing a user in a simulated environment using the captured 3D images or videos.



METHOD FOR SELECTING CAMERAS AND IMAGE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF APPROPRIATELY SELECTING CAMERAS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a method, M (M is a natural number smaller than N) cameras capturing images to be displayed are selected from N (N is a natural number equal to or larger than 2) cameras capturing images of a same scene. The method includes obtaining positions and image capture angles of the N cameras and selecting M cameras from the N cameras on the basis of the obtained positions and image capture angles of the N cameras.



Method and Apparatus for 3D Capture Synchronization

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, disclosed is a method and an apparatus thereof for receiving a first command via a first interface that is addressable by a first address and receiving a second command via a second interface that is addressable by a second address.



METHOD FOR OBTAINING LIGHT-FIELD DATA USING A NON-LIGHT-FIELD IMAGING DEVICE, CORRESPONDING DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE CARRIER MEDIUM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for obtaining light field data of a scene from a sequence of images of the scene, each image being captured at a different viewpoint using a non-light-field image capture device is described. The method includes obtaining a reference image of the scene at a reference viewpoint, an interest area of the scene being included in the reference image and a reference position (x0,y0) being associated with the interest area in a reference local coordinate system of the capture device. For a current image of the scene at a current viewpoint, the method identifies the interest area of the scene in the current image, determines, in the reference local coordinate system, a current position (xc,yc) of the interest area identified in the current image, compares the current position with the reference position and provides a capture guidance indicator adapted to guide in relative positioning of the capture device towards the interest area, as a function of results of the comparison between the current position and the reference position.



SOLID-STATE IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An original image is subjected to reduction processing while minimizing cutting of intrinsically-reproducible frequency bands. A solid-state image-capturing device is provided with: a photoelectric conversion unit that is formed by arraying pixels of a plurality of colors having predetermined color-array periodicity in two-dimensionally, vertically and horizontally; a pixel mixing and reading unit that mixes pixel signals obtained by the photoelectric conversion unit, in each of pixels of the same colors in an n×n (n denotes a desired integer of 2 or more) block, and that outputs multi-channel reduced image signals with a reduction ratio 1/n; and an inter-channel displacement correcting unit that corrects inter-channel displacements of the reduced image signals output by the pixel mixing and reading unit and that outputs corrected reduced image signals.



SOURCE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND SINK DEVICE AND IMAGE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A source and a sink device are provided. The sink device includes: an interface configured to receive, from a source device, a content, and image quality-related data regarding a next scene to be output after a scene output from the sink device from among a plurality of scenes forming the content; a storage configured to store the image quality-related data received from the source device; and a processor configured to perform an image quality improvement process with respect to the next scene to be output using the stored image quality-related data.



METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR IMPROVED ILLUMINATION OF SPATIAL AUGMENTED REALITY OBJECTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for illuminating a spatial augmented reality object includes an augmented reality object including a projection surface having a plurality of apertures formed through the projection surface. The system further includes a lenslets layer including a plurality of lenslets and conforming to curved regions of the of the projection surface for directing light through the apertures. The system further includes a camera for measuring ambient illumination in an environment of the projection surface. The system further includes a projected image illumination adjustment module for adjusting illumination of a captured video image. The system further includes a projector for projecting the illumination adjusted captured video image onto the projection surface via the lenslets layer and the apertures.



IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure proposes an image displaying method applied in an electronic device. The electronic device comprises a display unit and a projection unit. The display unit is placed on a first surface of the electronic device. The method comprises: determining data to be displayed when the projection unit is placed on a second surface of the electronic device opposite to the first surface; projecting, by the projection unit, the data to be displayed onto a carrier to present a first display image on the carrier, the first display image corresponds to a first part of the data to be displayed; displaying, by the display unit, a second part of the data to be displayed to display a second display image corresponding to the second part on the display unit. The present disclosure further proposes an electronic device.



SCANNED LIGHT BEAM VIDEO PROJECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD, AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE HEAD-UP DISPLAY AND ADAPTIVE LIGHTING DEVICE USING SUCH A SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a scanned light beam video projection system. The system is characterised in that it comprises a device (1) for emitting a light beam (18) modulated by a video signal, and scanning means (20) able to deviate said light beam (18) in order to allow a video image (22) to be formed, the emitting device (1) comprising at least two separate light sources (24, 25) each emitting a light sub-beans (14, 15) of different substantially rectilinear polarisation to the other, and a recombining device (12) configured to form said light beam (18) by adding the two light sub-brams (14, 15), in the direction of the scanning means (20).



LIGHT SOURCE DRIVE DEVICE, LIGHT SOURCE DRIVE METHOD, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Divided periods by dividing a frame of a video signal are produced. A display element is ON-OFF controlled on a pixel-by-pixel basis according to a video signal in accordance with the divided periods preassigned to each gradation. The light amount of a light source for emitting light to the display element is controlled so that a first light amount in a first divided period corresponding to the lowest gradation except black display becomes a light amount lower than a second light amount in a second divided period other than the first divided period.



SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SHARING OR CONNECTING SECURITY AND HOME CONTROL SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus including providing a plurality of security systems, each detecting threats within a different respective secured geographic area and each reporting detected threats to a central monitoring station, a human user of a first of the plurality of security systems sending a notification to an authorized human user of a second of the plurality of security systems through the central monitoring station, the notification authorizing control of the first security system by the user of the second security system, in response to the notification, the central monitoring station forming a control connection between the first and second security systems and the user of the second security system controlling the first security system through a user interface of the second security system



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MEDIA SERVICES WITH TELEPRESENCE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, obtaining first images that are captured by a first camera system at a first location associated with a live presentation by the first user, transmitting first video content representative of the first images over a network for presentation by a group of other processors that are each at one of a group of other locations associated with corresponding other users, receiving second video content representative of second images that are associated with each of the other users, and presenting the second video content in a telepresence configuration that simulates each of the other users being present in an audience at the first location. Other embodiments are disclosed.



FORMING A GROUP OF USERS FOR A CONVERSATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Forming a group of users for a conversation includes determining when users are accessing information associated with each other, maintaining a group of the users, the group of the users representing a transitive closure over a viewing relationship of the information, displaying, via a display of a user device, digital representations of the users in the group accessing the information, and initiating, based on an action of at least one of the users in the group of users, a conversation.



Video Conference Method, Terminal, and System

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A video conference method, includes: during a conference, a first terminal operates a first application; performs first video processing on a video signal acquired by the first terminal and a video signal received from other terminals participating in the video conference, and displays the processed video signal; when the first terminal detects that one or more other applications on the first terminal are opened, the first terminal simultaneously operates the first application and other applications on the first terminal; and performs second video processing and third video processing on the video signal acquired by the first terminal, the video signal received from the other terminal participating in the video conference and an interface image(s) of the other applications on the first terminal, displays a video signal after the second video processing and transmits a video signal after the third video processing to the other terminal participating in the video conference.



VIDEO INTERCOM DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a video intercom device for suppressing electric power consumption. The video intercom device adopts a configuration where the video intercom device switches between a first communication method by which an indoor master unit or a telephone master unit and a front door slave unit performs wireless communication under a predetermined condition, and a second communication method with electric power consumption lower than that of the first communication method, the first communication method is switched to the second communication method when the indoor master unit registers the front door slave unit, and the second communication method is switched to the first communication method when a telephone master unit registers the front door slave unit.



USER TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTERACTION SERVICE THEREFOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for providing an interaction service of a user terminal device is disclosed. The method for providing an interaction service comprises the steps of: executing a video call service with a counterpart device; searching for a peripheral device to be used as a data input source with respect to the video call service; receiving video call data from at least one peripheral device among the detected peripheral devices; and transmitting the received video call data to the counterpart device.



Eye Gaze Correction

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A user's eye gaze is corrected in a video of the user's face. Each of a plurality of templates comprises a different image of an eye of the user looking directly at the camera. Every frame of at least one continuous interval of the video is modified to replace each of the user's eyes with that of a respective template selected for that frame, whereby the user is perceived to be looking directly at the camera in the modified frames. Different templates are selected for different frames of the continuous interval so that the user's eyes exhibit animation throughout the continuous interval.



Eye Gaze Correction

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A user's eye gaze is corrected in a video of the user's face. A facial tracking module is configured, in an active tracking mode, to track at least one angular coordinate of the user's face and to output a current value of the at least one angular coordinated that is within a range of possible values. Frames of the video are modified to correct the eye gaze of the user, whereby the user is perceived to be looking directly at the camera in the modified frames, only when the tracking module is in the active tracking mode and the current value is within a restricted subrange of the range of possible values for which the user's face is oriented towards the camera.



MEDICAL OBSERVATION DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A medical observation apparatus includes: an image sensor that outputs an image signal; a transmission signal processing unit configured to convert an electrical signal into serial electrical signals and change number and a destination thereof; an optical signal conversion unit configured to convert the serial electrical signals into optical signals; optical transmission paths configured to transmit the converted optical signals; an electrical signal conversion unit configured to convert the transmitted optical signals into serial electrical signals; a received-signal processing unit configured to performs a predetermined image processing on the received serial electrical signals to generate and output a display image signal to a display device, and detect transmission failure of the optical signals in the optical transmission paths; and a control unit configured to control changing of the number and the destination of the serial electrical signals in accordance with a result of detection of the transmission failure.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPOSITION OF SUBTITLES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the invention include a subtitling format encompassing elements of enhanced syntax and semantic to provide improved animation capabilities. The disclosed elements improve subtitle performance without stressing the available subtitle bitrate. This will become essential for authoring content of high-end HDTV subtitles in pre-recorded format, which can be broadcast or stored on high capacity optical media, e.g. the Blue-ray Disc. Embodiments of the invention include abilities for improved authoring possibilities for the content production to animate subtitles. For subtitles that are separate from AV material, a method includes using one or more superimposed subtitle layers, and displaying only a selected part of the transferred subtitles at a time. Further, colors of a selected part of the displayed subtitles may be modified, e.g. highlighted.



FUNCTIONAL MODULE SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

[Object] To provide a functional module system capable of implementing various function of a plurality of functional modules sequentially connected from a power supply unit without obstructing a scenic view of a space by enabling the functional modules to be connected in different order. [Solution] Provided is a functional module system including: a first functional module configured to be connectable to a power supply unit for a luminaire; and a second functional module configured to be connectable to the first functional module. The first and second functional modules are further connectable to the power supply unit in order of the second functional module and the first functional module by changing connection order.



MONITORING DEVICE, MONITORING SYSTEM, AND MONITORING METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A monitoring device includes a process condition setter that sets a target area on the monitored moving image according to a user's operation input, a stay information acquirer that observes a staying situation of a moving object appearing on the monitored moving image and acquires stay information indicating the staying situation of the moving object, a sub-image generator that generates the sub-image, a sub-image arrangement controller that controls an arrangement position of the sub-image on the monitored moving image based on the stay information acquired by the stay information acquirer, and an output controller that generates the monitoring moving image in which the sub-image is composed on the monitored moving image based on the arrangement position of the sub-image determined by the sub-image arrangement controller and outputs the monitoring moving image on the display device.



TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND PROCESSING DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission system includes: a first timing signal generation unit; a second timing signal generation unit; a timing adjustment unit; a transmission processing unit; a first valid data generation unit which receives a first timing signal, receives only data according to valid timing of the first timing signal in a first image signal from a process signal to generate a first valid image signal, and receives only data according to valid timing of the first timing signal in a second image signal and a second timing signal from the process signal to output the received second image signal and the received second timing signal; and a second valid data generation unit which receives the second timing signal from the first valid data generation unit and receives only data according to valid timing of the second timing signal in the second image signal to generate a second valid image signal.



TIME CODE IMAGE SENSOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An image sensor including: a first control circuit; a plurality of pixels, each including a photodetector, a comparator of the level of an output signal of the photodetector with a reference value, and a second control circuit connected to the first control circuit, the second circuit being capable of sending a signal of address reading request to the first circuit when the pixel turns on, of receiving an address reading acknowledgement signal transmitted by the first circuit, and of deactivating the pixel on reception of the reading acknowledgement signal; and at least one third control circuit capable, when a pixel receives a reading acknowledgement signal, of blocking the transmission of address reading request signals in at least one adjacent pixel.



SIGNAL READOUT CIRCUIT, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND IMAGING SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a signal readout circuit, including: an input unit to which a first signal and a second signal are input; a first holding capacitor configured to hold the first signal input from the input unit; a second holding capacitor configured to hold the second signal input from the input unit; and an amplifier circuit including an input terminal and an output terminal and configured to be able to input a signal held in one of the first holding capacitor and the second holding capacitor to the input terminal, in which, in a period in which the first signal is input from the input unit to the first holding capacitor, the first signal is input to the input terminal of the amplifier circuit via the first holding capacitor.



SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit in which a plurality of pixels converting physical quantities into electric signals are arranged in a two-dimensional shape, a vertical signal line for reading signals from the pixels, and column circuits arranged corresponding to columns of the pixel unit and collecting the signals from the vertical signal line at the inside of the pixel unit.



ENDOSCOPIC CAMERA HEAD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided a endoscopic camera head including a cover glass, provided on a connecting face that connects to a base of an endoscope, and disposed to cover an opening for taking into a housing observation light guided inside a lens barrel of the endoscope to the base, and an image sensor configured to receive the observation light passing through the cover glass and entering the housing, and capture an image of a target of observation. In the image sensor, an anti-reflective coating is provided on at least one face of a protective glass disposed facing opposite a light receiving face configured to receive the observation light.



CONTROL APPARATUS, OPTICAL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A control apparatus includes a signal readout unit 15 which reads out a frame image obtained from an image pickup device while the frame image is divided into a plurality of different regions, an image information calculating unit 16 which calculates image information based on an image signal of each of the plurality of different regions obtained from the signal readout unit, and an adjusting unit 17 which determines a target adjustment value of an image pickup unit including an image pickup optical system and the image pickup device based on the image information during capturing the frame image.



COMPACT ROW COLUMN NOISE FILTER FOR AN IMAGING SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In some embodiments, methods or systems may be provided for an imaging system including an imaging sensor, wherein frames or sub-frames of intensity data may be acquired from some or all pixels of the frame, and a moving kernel, smaller than the frame or sub-frame, is moved over the frame for analysis. The values of the center column of the kernel may be compared to the outer column values of the kernel and a column offset for the center column may be determined. Only one offset value may be stored at any one time for each pixel in the frame or sub-frame.



HIGH DYNAMIC-RANGE IMAGE SENSOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A pixel array within an integrated-circuit image sensor is exposed to light representative of a scene during a first frame interval and then oversampled a first number of times within the first frame interval to generate a corresponding first number of frames of image data from which a first output image may be constructed. One or more of the first number of frames of image data are evaluated to determine whether a range of luminances in the scene warrants adjustment of an oversampling factor from the first number to a second number, if so, the oversampling factor is adjusted such that the pixel array is oversampled the second number of times within a second frame interval to generate a corresponding second number of frames of image data from which a second output image may be constructed.



Multiple Image Sensing Pixel Arrays with Sharing Common Control Circuits

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention discloses an image sensing module having a sharing circuits formed on a substrate; a first image pixel array is coupled with the sharing circuits, a second image pixel array is coupled with the sharing circuits; and a switch is coupled with the sharing circuits to switch the sharing circuit to process signal for the first image pixel array or the second image pixel array.



THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA WITH GRAPHICAL TEMPERATURE PLOT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for monitoring a temperature of an object over time using a thermal imaging camera. The methods and apparatus may gather infrared temperature data from a selected source of temperature data within a scene at a selected time interval and display a graphical plot of the gathered temperature data on a digital display.



TITLING APPARATUS, A TITLING METHOD, AND A MACHINE READABLE MEDIUM STORING THEREON A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR TITLING

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

It is an object of the present invention to provide a titling apparatus which can give a title proper for a user to an image. A titling apparatus for giving a title to a captured image includes a captured image storing unit for storing a captured image group include a plurality of captured images, an image capturing time storing unit for storing image capturing time when each of the plurality of captured images stored by the captured image storing unit is captured, an image capturing period judging unit for judging an image capturing period and an image capturing season including the image capturing time stored by the image capturing time storing unit, a period terminology storing unit for storing a plurality of terms respectively related to a plurality of periods with different time widths each of which includes a period and a season, the term corresponding to the period and the season, and a titling unit for giving a title to the captured image group stored by the captured image storing unit by using a term related to a period of a wider time width out of the plurality of terms stored by the period terminology storing unit as a difference between the image capturing time included in the image capturing period and the image capturing season judged by the image capturing period judging unit and the output time acquired by the output time acquiring unit is longer.



APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREOF, AND EXTERNAL APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A monitoring camera can make communication with a client apparatus through an IP network. The monitoring camera includes an image capturing unit that captures an image of an object, a compressing and encoding unit that overlays overlay information on the captured image, and a communication unit that transmits transparency information indicative of whether or not a transparency can be set for each of a first portion and a second portion of the overlay information, which is overlaid by the compressing and encoding unit, to the client apparatus via the IP network.



Sensor Arrangement

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A sensor arrangement for a forage harvester. The sensor arrangement includes a frame, a CCD or CMOS camera mounted to the frame in a first position, and a time-of-flight camera mounted to the frame in a second position. The CCD or CMOS camera is mounted to the frame in the first position such that, when a filling wagon is located with respect to the forage harvester in a filling position, a first image of at least a portion of the filling wagon is capturable by the first camera. The time-of-flight camera is mounted to the frame in the second position such that, when the filling wagon is located with respect to the forage harvester in the filling position, a second image of a segment of the portion is capturable by the second camera.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A DIGITAL IMAGE USING SEPARATE COLOR AND INTENSITY DATA

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system, method, and computer program product for generating a digital image is disclosed. The system includes a first image sensor configured to capture a first image that includes a plurality of chrominance values, a second image sensor configured to capture a second image that includes a plurality of luminance values, and an image processing subsystem configured to generate a resulting image by combining the plurality of chrominance values with the plurality of luminance values. The first image sensor and the second image sensor may be distinct image sensors optimized for capturing chrominance images or luminance images.



Method and system for tracking moving trajectory based on human features

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention discloses a method and system for tracking a moving trajectory based on human features. The method comprises: simultaneously capturing images by a zooming CCD camera and an infrared thermal imager, and respectively transmitting the images to an intelligent analysis unit A and an intelligent analysis unit B; extracting and matching blocking features by a human feature identifying module of the intelligent analysis unit A, and detecting a target moving human body by a moving object detecting module; detecting a human boundary by the intelligent analysis unit B; obtaining analysis data in real time by a main control unit, computing the proportion of the size of the target moving human body in the size of the whole image, and a deviation angle and direction of a moving target and an optical axis, and transmitting the same to a cloud terrace control unit; and controlling the horizontal angle of a cloud terrace system, the vertical angle of the cloud terrace system and the focal distance of the zooming CCD camera by the cloud terrace control unit so that the moving target is always in the middle of the visual field of the zooming CCD camera. The present invention is not affected by the factors of weather, illumination, shadows and the like, and has lower probability of missing detection and false detection.



Methods, Systems and Apparatuses for Dual-Camera Based Zooming

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for zooming an image by a zoom factor wherein a first image without zoom and a second image with fixed optical zoom are processed to find a mapping between low resolution patches and high resolution patches that are then used for zooming the first image if the zoom factor is less than the fixed optical zoom else the mapping between low resolution patches and high resolution patches are used for zooming the second image with fixed optical zoom.



IMAGING DEVICE AND INFORMATION ACQUISITION SYSTEM IN WHICH AN ACQUIRED IMAGE AND ASSOCIATED INFORMATION ARE HELD ON A DISPLAY

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An imaging device includes an imaging portion that images a subject; a positional information acquisition portion that acquires positional information of an imaging position; a control portion which acquires information on the subject based on the positional information, and displays image data of the subject and the information on the subject on a display portion; and a hold control portion that outputs a hold control signal, which holds the image data of the subject and the information on the subject, to the control portion.



MEDICAL VIDEO RECORDING AND REPRODUCING SYSTEM AND MEDICAL VIDEO RECORDING AND REPRODUCING DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An image process unit of a medical video recording and reproducing system generates video data of a subject on the basis of an image signal; a characteristic point information generation unit generates characteristic point information for a frame specified in the video data; a server records characteristic point information and video data in an associated manner; a reproduction control unit controls reproduction of a past video on the basis of video data read from the server; a synthesization unit generates synthesized image data obtained by synthesizing live video data from the image process unit and past video data from the reproduction control unit in such a manner that the live video and the past video are displayed simultaneously; and the reproduction control unit conducts control of pausing reproduction at a frame to which the characteristic point information of the past video data is added.



OBSERVATION APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An observation apparatus includes an image-pickup control unit configured to set an image-pickup condition of an image-pickup unit so as to control the image-pickup unit, and an enlargement control unit configured to conduct control so that display enlargement is conducted for part of an observation image picked up by the image-pickup unit when a prescribed manipulation is made while the observation image is displayed and to control the image-pickup control unit so that at least a portion of the image-pickup condition set on the basis of an observation image that is not enlarged is changed and set on the basis of a target for which the display enlargement is to be conducted.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING MOTION INFORMATION AND IMAGE DATA TO CORRECT BLURRED IMAGES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for use in a digital imaging device for correcting image blur in digital images by combining plurality of images. The plurality of images that are combined include a main subject that can be selected by user input or automatically by the digital imaging device. Blur correction can be performed to make the main subject blur-free while the rest of the image is blurred. All of the image may be made blur-free or the main subject can be made blur-free at the expense of the rest of the image. Result is a blur corrected image that is recorded in a memory.



IMAGING MODULE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF IMAGING MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An imaging module 100 includes a lens unit 10 which has a lens group 12, and an imaging element unit 20 which is fixed to the lens unit 10 and has an imaging element 27 which images a subject through the lens group 12. The lens unit 10 has a lens drive unit 16, and a flexible substrate 13A which includes a wiring group 13a which is electrically connected to the lens drive unit 16. The imaging element unit 20 has a wiring connection portion 24 which is electrically connected to the wiring group 13a included in the flexible substrate 13A. The flexible substrate 13A is folded in the middle of the flexible substrate 13A.



Camera System Dual-Encoder Architecture

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

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 image data received from the pre-processing engine. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator further includes a demultiplexer configured to receive image data captured by an image sensor array implemented within, for example, an image sensor chip. The demultiplexer may output the received image data to an image signal processor when the image data is captured by the image sensor array in a standard capture mode, and may output the received image data to the accelerator circuitry when the image data is captured by the image sensor array in an accelerated capture mode.



Enhanced Video/Still Image Correlation

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A technique processes captured data on a device, wherein selected captured data of a given quality resolution is transferred via a communication link to a separate storage location for future availability. A storage protocol may include various storage organization categories. A possible aspect may provide an identifier record to enable future accessibility to selected captured data by one or more authorized parties or approved devices or authorized recipients. In some embodiments the captured data may include both a video data stream and one or more still image frames having different quality characteristics and/or formats. Initial and ongoing coordination as well as correlation may be facilitated between video and still image data derived from related fields of view.



Camera Mode Control

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Cameras may monitor its operation and automatically switch between operation modes thereby to best capture users' experiences. Auxiliary sensor data collected by the one or more sensors and/or captured image data may be analyzed to determine when a camera should switch to a different operation mode. The auxiliary sensor data and/or the content of the captured images may include motion information indicating whether the camera or the captured scene has relatively high-motion, relatively low-motion, or no motion. Event(s) may be detected by analyzing the auxiliary sensor data and/or analyzing captured image data, and preferred operation mode(s) suitable for capturing the events can be determined. Each preferred operation mode may be associated with a confidence value. A camera may switch to a preferred operation mode for capturing an event if the event is determined with high confidence to take place at a time point.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING MOVING PHOTOGRAPH

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a method of generating a moving photograph, which includes displaying a subject photographed by a camera; switching to a moving photograph mode in response to an input of a user; progressively taking photographs of the displayed subject by using a photographing mode provided by the moving photograph mode; and generating a moving image of the displayed subject by using the progressively taken photographs.



CONTROL TECHNIQUES FOR UTILIZING MOBILE DEVICES IN ATYPICAL ENVIRONMENTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, articles and systems are provided to enable a human user to control particular functions of a processor-based mobile computing device by utilizing hardware actuators of the mobile computing device, such as when touchscreen or other capacitive controls of the computing device may be unreliable or unavailable based on an atypical physical environment or enclosure of the mobile computing device within an external device case. An executing mobile application may assign a first function of the mobile application and/or mobile computing device to a first hardware actuator of the mobile computing device, and assign a set of additional functions of the mobile application and/or mobile computing device to other hardware actuators.



PHOTOGRAPHING PROCESSING METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention provide a photographing processing method, a device and a computer storage medium. The method includes: receiving at least one instruction for selecting at least one object to be removed in a live view image according to a preset order; acquiring a live view image with selected object to be removed; and removing the at least one object to be removed in the live view image with selected object to be removed sequentially according to the preset order to obtain a photograph.



AUTO-TRACKING IMAGING APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An auto-tracking imaging apparatus according to a preferred aspect of the invention includes: an imaging optical system that is formed of a central optical system, which is a wide-angle optical system disposed on a common optical axis, and an annular optical system which is a telephoto optical system disposed on the common optical axis; a directional sensor that respectively pupil-divides rays incident through the wide-angle and telephoto optical systems so as to selectively receive the rays; a panning/tilting mechanism; an object detection section that detects a tracking target object on the basis of at least a wide-angle image in wide-angle and telephoto images acquired from the directional sensor by an image acquisition section; and a panning/tilting control section that controls the panning/tilting mechanism on the basis of information about a position of the object, which is detected by the object detection section, in the image.



ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic device is provided to allow a user to take a selfie while the user looks directly at the camera. A smartphone includes: a monitor; a camera provided at a display surface side of the monitor; and a CPU configured to control the smartphone. The CPU includes a display control unit configured to display, during image capturing of a subject by the camera, an object in a first display area on the monitor in order to lead gaze of a user of the smartphone to the camera, the first display area being located within a predetermined range from a location of the camera of the smartphone.



IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CORRECTION METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To provide an image pickup apparatus which enables acquisition, by a simple configuration, of a natural image of a dark place or the like at the time of image pickup in a dark environment by eliminating an influence from the surrounding environmental light, an image pickup apparatus of the invention includes an image pickup section for picking up an image of an object and acquiring an image signal, an accumulation section for sequentially accumulating outputs from the image pickup section, a display section for visibly displaying an accumulated image signal of the accumulation section, a position identification section for identifying a position specified on an image displayed on the display section; and a correction section for performing an image correction process on the accumulated image signal of the accumulation section according to an identification result of the position identification section.



IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An image pickup apparatus includes an imaging optical system, an image pickup element including a plurality of pixels, a lens array configured such that rays from the same position on an object plane are incident on pixels of the image pickup element different from each other depending on a pupil region of the imaging optical system through which the ray passes, an image processing unit configured to perform image processing for the input image acquired by the image pickup element to generate the output images, and a control unit configured to drive the imaging optical system to perform focus control, the image processing unit is configured to acquire information on a refocus control range, and the control unit is configured to perform the focus control based on the information on the refocus control range.



VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND CAMERA DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present technology allows for easily checking whether a moving part is in focus. A video signal at a first frame rate is acquired from a captured video signal at a second frame rate N times higher than the first frame rate. N is an integer larger than or equal to two. Each frame of the captured video signal at the second frame rate is filtered in horizontal and vertical high pass filter processes so that an edge signal is detected. An edge signal corresponding to each frame at the first frame rate is generated in accordance with the edge signal of each frame. Synthesizing the generated edge signal onto the video signal at the first frame rate provides a video signal for a viewfinder display.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING IMAGES AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an image forming method and apparatus and electronic device. The image forming method includes: acquiring sound information emitted by an object and/or image information of the object; determining a position of the object according to the acquired sound information and/or image information; adjusting a focusing point or a focusing zone based on the position of the object; using the adjusted focusing point or focusing zone for focusing; and shooting to obtain an image. With the embodiments of the present disclosure, automatic focusing may be performed accurately and an effect of highlighting specific object and using its clear image may be obtained, thereby forming an image of higher quality.



INTELLIGENT PRESENTATION OF SURVEILLANCE INFORMATION ON A MOBILE DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments disclosed herein provide methods, systems, and computer readable storage media for intelligently presenting surveillance information on a mobile device. In a particular embodiment, a method provides receiving video streams each comprising video captured of a location of a premises under surveillance. The method further provides determining a device location of the mobile device in the premises and selecting at least one video stream of the video streams based on the device location and the location captured in the video of each video stream. The method also provides transferring the at least one video stream to the mobile device.



IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE, AND IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To enable satisfactory simultaneous and widely varied pictures to be obtained, for example, by allowing a common user to obtain an overall picture while the common user performing desired image capturing, or the like. A first image capturing device image-captures a subject to record this image, and also transmits a trigger signal to a second image capturing device. The second image capturing device image-captures an image to record this image in accordance with the trigger signal. Thus, the first and second image capturing devices enable both of an overall image and a zoomed image to be obtained with simultaneous timing.



HAND-HELD PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT FOR TAKING SELFIES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Photographic equipment, which is capable of electrically connecting to an electronic device, including: a rod body; a fixing device used to fix the electronic device, which is attached to a first end of the rod body; a communication interface used to electrically connect to the electronic device to enable communication between the photographic equipment and the electronic device; a screen located on the rod body, and used for previewing an image taken by a camera of the electronic device; and a control unit attached to a second end of the rod body, which is operable to control the electronic device and the photographic equipment.



WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE ELECTRONIC IMAGE RECORDING AND REPRODUCING SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.



IMAGE SENSOR, IMAGING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND IMAGING METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided an image sensor including at least three pixel transfer control signal lines, on a per line basis, configured to control exposure start and end timings of a pixel in order for exposure timings of a plurality of the pixels constituting one line in a specific direction to have at least three patterns.



IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to the present invention, an image pickup apparatus includes, an image pickup control unit which drives shutter unit and picks up a still image by image pickup device, captures a first through image by the image pickup device when the shutter unit is opened, and picks up a second through image including a light-shielded area by the image pickup device, the light-shielded area being formed by shielding part of light incident upon imaging plane by the shutter unit when the shutter unit is half light-shielded, and a display control unit which causes a display device to display a through image using at least the first through image and the second through image.



IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to the present invention, an image pickup apparatus includes, an image pickup control unit which drives shutter unit and picks up a still image by image pickup device, captures a first through image by the image pickup device when the shutter unit is opened, and picks up a second through image including a light-shielded area by the image pickup device, the light-shielded area being formed by shielding part of light incident upon the imaging plane by the shutter unit when the shutter unit is half light-shielded, and an image pickup auxiliary control unit which performs image pickup auxiliary control to pick up the still image based on one of the first through image and the second through image.



DEVICE FOR INHIBITING OPERATION OF AN IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided a device for attachment to an image recording apparatus, the device comprising a blocker, attachable to said image recording apparatus, configured to inhibit said apparatus from recording an image when attached thereto; a transducer, connected to the blocker, configured to detect the change of position of the blocker between an attached position, wherein said apparatus is inhibited, and another position; and a controller, connected to the transducer, configured to store the position of the blocker when attached to said image recording apparatus and indicate if the blocker has changed position after it has been attached.



EXTENSIBLE, AUTOMATICALLY-SELECTED COMPUTATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCENARIOS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A facility for generating at least one image is described. For each of multiple registered photography scenarios, the facility determines a suitable score for the scenario based upon state of a photography device. The facility selects a scenario having a suitability score that is no lower than any other determined suitability score. The facility then captures a sequence of one or more frames in a manner specified for the selected scenario, and processes that captured sequence of frames in a manner specified for the selected scenario to obtain at least one image.



SMART LIGHTING DEVICE AND RELATED CAMERA SYSTEM THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides a smart lighting device, including a lamp cap, a housing, a circuit board. The smart light further includes a light-emitting module, a supplemental lighting module, a camera module and a sensor module that are mounted inside the housing and electrically connected to the circuit board. The lamp cap and the housing are connected. The camera module, the supplemental lighting module and the sensor module are located around the light-emitting module. The present disclosure also provides a camera system including one or more disclosed smart lights and one or more routers. Each smart lighting device is connected to a router on a local network. The routers are connected to the Internet. Further, the smart lighting devices are configured to record camera data records, and send the camera data records to the Internet through the routers in real-time or upload the camera data records to a cloud storage.



IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS THAT IS CAPABLE OF BOUNCE EMISSION PHOTOGRAPHING, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An image pickup apparatus capable of focusing correctly and of setting a bounce angle accurately. A lighting device that changes an irradiation angle is attached to an apparatus body. A first control unit drives the lighting device to perform pre-emission when the irradiation angle is controlled for bounce emission photographing where an object is photographed while being illuminated by a reflected light emitted from the lighting device and reflected by reflection material. A first distance measuring unit measures a first distance to the object and a second distance to the reflection material using the pre-emission. A second control unit sets up the irradiation angle based on the first and second distances and controls the lighting device to the set irradiation angle. A second distance measuring unit measures a third distance to the object during focus control. A prohibition unit prohibits the pre-emission when the second distance measuring unit measures the third distance.



LENS MOVING UNIT AND CAMERA MODULE HAVING THE SAME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A lens moving unit for a camera module is disclosed. The lens moving unit includes a first lens moving unit, a second lens moving unit, and a cover unit to encompass the first and second lens moving units by being coupled to a base. The first lens moving unit moves in response to the interaction between a magnet and a coil. The lens moving unit is configured to miniaturize a camera module and configured to include a handshake correction function for enhancement of operational reliability to simplify an assembly process.



IMAGING MODULE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF IMAGING MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An imaging module 100 includes a lens unit 10 which has a lens group 12, and an imaging element unit 20 which is fixed to the lens unit 10 and has an imaging element 27 which images a subject through the lens group 12. The lens unit 10 has a lens drive unit 16, and a flexible substrate 13 which includes a wiring group 13a which is electrically connected to the lens drive unit 16. The imaging element unit 20 has a wiring connection portion 24 which is electrically connected to the wiring group 13a included in the flexible substrate 13. The flexible substrate 13 has a portion of which a width in an arrangement direction of wires of the wiring group 13a is narrower than a width of an end portion on a side connected to the wiring connection portion 24.



MANUFACTURING METHOD OF IMAGING MODULE AND IMAGING MODULE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a manufacturing method of an imaging module which includes a lens unit having a housing in which a lens barrel and a lens drive unit are accommodated, and an imaging element unit. The manufacturing method includes, a first process of holding the lens unit and the imaging element unit on a axis orthogonal to a measurement chart, a second process of moving the imaging element unit in the direction of the axis and imaging the measurement chart at each position, and a third process of adjusting the inclination of the imaging element unit with respect to the lens unit based on imaging signals of the measurement chart. In the first process, a tubular portion of which a position in a plane perpendicular to the axis is fixed and the lens barrel are fitted to each other.



CAMERA APPARATUS FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A camera apparatus for a motor vehicle includes a carrier housing which is disposed on a moveable vehicle part, and a camera module coupled to the carrier housing. The camera module includes a drive unit and a camera unit, wherein the drive unit is coupled to the camera unit and the drive unit is also coupled to a control mechanism. The camera unit is supported in the carrier housing such that it can rotate about a camera rotational axis, and can be rotated within an adjustment range, wherein the camera module forms at least a section of a handle extending along the camera rotational axis, with which a sensor mechanism, designed for sensing a proximity to the handle and/or for detecting an actuation of the handle, is coupled.



METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SYNCHING SUPPLEMENTAL AUDIO CONTENT TO VIDEO CONTENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

System and methods for synchronizing supplemental media content to media content being provided by a different content source. The systems and methods may identify media content from user input, and determine a plurality of associated supplementary media. By monitoring and interpreting a data stream containing information about the primary media content, the systems and methods may interpret indicia of content ceasing and resuming and similarly cease and resume playback of the supplemental media in response, preserving the synchronicity of the multiple content sources.



CLOSE-OUT AUDIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CELL SITE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A close-out audit method performed at a cell site subsequent to maintenance or installation work includes, subsequent to the maintenance or installation work, obtaining video capture of cell site components associated with the work; subsequent to the video capture, processing the video capture to obtain data for the close-out audit, wherein the processing comprises identifying the cell site components associated with the work; and creating a close-out audit package based on the processed video capture, wherein the close-out audit package provides verification of the maintenance or installation work and outlines that the maintenance or installation work was performed in a manner consistent with an operator or owner's guidelines.



PORTABLE DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA, MEASUREMENT ARRANGEMENT AND MEASUREMENT METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a portable directional antenna which is equipped with a camera which is integrated into the housing of the directional antenna. In addition to the conventional documentation of the position-finding information, this integrated, installed camera makes it possible, by means of the directional antenna function, to also optically document the surroundings of the interference source with a variable level of detail, for example by way long-range or short-range capture. By way of the optical additional information thus obtained, the present invention provides a simple, but nonetheless very effective, enhanced documentation option for interference sources and the surroundings thereof. Thus, during the search for radio-frequency interferences, no separate camera for capturing image information has to be brought along, and this increases the comfort for a user. The present invention further relates to a portable measurement arrangement and to a method for measuring an electromagnetic signal emitted by a source.



Image Pickup Apparatus and Camera Module

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An image pickup apparatus includes an optical device, a transparent conductive film, an electrode pad, and a penetrating electrode. In the optical device, an optical element area for receiving light is formed on a first surface side of a substrate, and an external connection terminal is formed on a side of a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate. The transparent conductive film is formed to face the first surface of the substrate. The electrode pad is formed on the first surface of the substrate and configured to perform connection with a fixed potential. The penetrating electrode is connected to the electrode pad and formed to penetrate the substrate between the first surface and second surface. The transparent conductive film is connected to the electrode pad, and the penetrating electrode is connected to the external connection terminal on the side of the second surface of the substrate.



SMARTPHONE-BASED METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Arrangements involving portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) are disclosed. One arrangement enables a content creator to select software with which that creator's content should be rendered—assuring continuity between artistic intention and delivery. Another utilizes a device camera to identify nearby subjects, and take actions based thereon. Others rely on near field chip (RFID) identification of objects, or on identification of audio streams (e.g., music, voice). Some technologies concern improvements to the user interfaces associated with such devices. Others involve use of these devices in connection with shopping, text entry, sign language interpretation, and vision-based discovery. Still other improvements are architectural in nature, e.g., relating to evidence-based state machines, and blackboard systems. Yet other technologies concern use of linked data in portable devices—some of which exploit GPU capabilities. Still other technologies concern computational photography. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.



METHOD OF DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A VEHICLE IN A TRAFFIC LANE OF A ROAD AND METHODS FOR DETECTING ALIGNMENT AND RISK OF COLLISION BETWEEN TWO VEHICLES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for determining a positioning of a subject motor vehicle in a traffic lane of a highway is provided, including: acquiring a number of traffic lanes of the highway; acquiring an image of the highway showing at least a lateral part of the highway; acquiring a datum relating to a direction of travel of the subject motor vehicle on the highway; receiving by the subject motor vehicle one message from another motor vehicle, the message including a first information item relating to a positioning of the other motor vehicle, and a second information item relating to a direction of travel of the other motor vehicle; and deducting the positioning of the subject motor vehicle in one of the traffic lanes, as a function of the number of traffic lanes, the datum, the acquired image, the first and second information item.



MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINING DETECTOR AND CAMERA OUTPUTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A regional monitoring system includes a plurality of condition detectors coupled to an alarm system control panel. At least one camera is coupled to the control panel. In response to a potential alarm indicating indicator from one of the detectors, the control panel obtains location information for the respective detector, and directs the field of view of the camera to include the location of the detector. An alarm condition can be determined in response to the images from the camera in combination with outputs from the respective detector.



PERIMETER SECURITY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An integrated system is disclosed that provides robust and uninterrupted security over a broad range of applications that features a security assembly having multiple sensory functionality for detection, identification, and analysis of a potential intruder seeking to gain unauthorized access to a secure facility. In one embodiment, the security system integrates multiple sensor systems for the detection and identification subterranean as well as terrestrial breach.



APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR VIDEO ALARM VERIFICATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for verification of alarms is disclosed. The method involves receiving an alarm signal trigger associated with an alarm signal, receiving video data from a premise associated with the alarm signal, rapidly analyzing the video data to test for the existence a significant event, and when a significant event exists, sending a representation of a segment of interest of the video data, the segment of interest being associated with the significant event, to a user.



SCANNING CAMERA-BASED VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A video surveillance system may include at least one sensing unit capable of being operated in a scanning mode and a video processing unit coupled to the sensing unit, the video processing unit to receive and process image data from the sensing unit and to detect scene events and target activity.



System, Method, and Apparatus for Monitoring and Alerting

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An alert system includes a computer system and several transmitting devices wirelessly connected to the computer system such that operation of a switch on any one of the transmitting devices transmits a signal to the computer system. There is at least one video camera coupled to the computer system. Software running on the computer system initiates capture of video from at least one of the video cameras responsive to detecting receipt of the signal from the any one of the transmitting devices.



MEASURING APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To provide an apparatus, a system, and a program that can easily detect an image region where retroreflected light is recorded without being influenced by a neighboring object. In one embodiment, a measuring apparatus (1) includes an imaging unit (11), a converter (141) that converts first image data captured by the imaging unit using light emission for photography and second image data captured by the imaging unit without using the light emission for photography to luminance values, a differential processor (142) that calculates a difference between a first luminance value based on the first image data and a second luminance value based on the second image data for each pixel and generates an output image visually representing a region where the difference is present based on an obtained differential image, and a display unit (16) that displays the output image.



ANALYSIS DEVICE, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A general purpose device, system, and program perform colorimetric analysis by automatically comparing the color of an object to be analyzed with reference information. The device includes an imaging unit that takes images of the object to be analyzed; a memory unit that stores reference information of color information of the object in accordance with properties of the object; a conversion unit that makes the color space of the image data and the color space of the reference information the same by converting the color spaces when the color space of the image data of the object and the color space of the reference information are different; a determination unit that determines the properties of the object by comparing the color information of the image data and the color information of the reference information in a common color space; and a display unit that displays the determination results.



MEASURING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To provide a device, system, and program with which it is possible for photometric information or colorimetric information corresponding to an international industry standard to be accurately measured in a simple manner. In one embodiment, a measurement apparatus (1) includes: an imaging unit (11) that acquires image data of an image; converters (141, 142) that use image data shooting information to convert the image data into data including photometric information or colorimetric information; and an output unit (16) that outputs the photometric information or the colorimetric information obtained by the converters



METHOD FOR DETERMINING A PARAMETER SET DESIGNED FOR DETERMINING THE POSE OF A CAMERA AND/OR FOR DETERMINING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE AT LEAST ONE REAL OBJECT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for determining a parameter set which is designed to be used for determining the pose of a camera with regard to at least one real object and/or for determining a three-dimensional structure of the at least one real object, comprises the steps of providing a reference image including at least a part of the at least one real object, capturing at least one current image including at least a part of the at least one real object, providing an initial estimate of a parameter set which is including at least the three-dimensional translation in the common coordinate system between the pose of the camera when capturing the reference image and the pose of the camera when capturing the current image, and the depth of at least a first point of the at least one real object in the common coordinate system, and determining an update of the estimate of the parameter set by means of an iterative minimization process, wherein in the iterative minimization process a first set of pixels in the reference image is compared with a computed set of pixels in the current image and the computed set of pixels in the current image used for the comparison varies at each iteration.



OPTICAL NAVIGATION SENSOR, ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH OPTICAL NAVIGATION FUNCTION AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure illustrates an optical navigation sensor. The optical navigation sensor comprises a pixel array, a navigation unit and an edge detection unit. The pixel array is configured for capturing an image once every capturing interval. The navigation unit is configured for generating a navigation signal according to the images. The edge detection unit configured for generating an edge detection signal according to the images and the navigation signal. When the rotation unit performs a rotation action, the pixel array starts to capture the image associated with the surface. The navigation unit determines a rotation direction of the rotation unit in response to the images and generates the navigation signal. The edge detection unit receives the navigation signal and the images, and generates the edge detection signal in response to the rotation direction and the number of the recognition block which passes a sensing area.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING BURN WOUND CONVERSION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

One aspect of the present disclosure describes a method for burn wound assessment that identifies burn wound conversion. The method includes performing non-contact imaging on the burn wound with an imaging modality configured to record imaging data. The imaging modality includes active dynamic thermography (ADT). Based on the imaging data, an area of the burn wound undergoing conversion can be determined. The determination can be accomplished automatically by a system comprising a processor.



Intra-Die Defect Detection

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems for detecting defects on a specimen are provided. One system includes one or more computer subsystems configured for acquiring images generated by an imaging subsystem at multiple instances of a pattern of interest (POI) within a die formed on the specimen. The multiple instances include two or more instances that are located at aperiodic locations within the die. The computer subsystem(s) are also configured for generating a POI reference image from two or more of the images generated at the multiple instances of the POI within the die. The computer subsystem(s) are further configured for comparing the images generated at the multiple instances of the POI within the die to the POI reference image and detecting defects in the multiple instances of the POI based on results of the comparing.



CONTAINER INSPECTION SYSTEM WITH INDIVIDUAL LIGHT CONTROL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for inspecting a glass container and methods of inspecting glass containers are provided. The system includes a panel including a plurality of light sources configured to illuminate the glass container. The system includes a camera configured to image the illuminated glass container. The system includes a controller configured to adjust the amount of power applied to each of the light sources individually. The system includes a processor configured to evaluate the image of the illuminated glass container for indications of defects in the container. Methods of calibrating the system are also provided.



Detecting Device and Detecting Method Thereof

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a detecting device and a detecting method thereof. The detecting device serves to detect defects on the display substrate and comprises: a detecting unit for searching for defects on the display substrate and taking pictures of areas in which the defects are located; and a control unit for comparing and analyzing the pictures sent from the detecting unit to assist the detecting unit to search for the defects on the display substrate, and classifying and counting the pictures of areas in which the defects are located. The detecting device can automatically search for and analyze defects on the display substrate, thereby time for analyzing defects on the display substrate is reduced, and defect analyzing efficiency is improved.