Patents Examined by Joel W Fosselman
  • Patent number: 12015849
    Abstract: A camera system includes a module frame, a camera lens, an image sensor, and an SMA motor that are stacked within the module frame. The camera lens is fixedly connected to the module frame, and the SMA motor is located on an out-light side of the camera lens. The image sensor is located between the camera lens and the SMA motor and is fastened to the SMA motor. The SMA motor is configured to actuate the image sensor to shift in a direction parallel to an optical axis of the camera lens. The SMA motor is further configured to actuate the image sensor to shift on a plane perpendicular to the optical axis of the camera lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Xin Li, Wei Tang, Dengfeng Li
  • Patent number: 12010420
    Abstract: The invention relates to a long-range optical device comprising at least one sight channel and an image capturing channel, and a processing unit. The image capturing channel may include a camera module with an autofocus function. The sight channel may include a focusing lens and sensor connect to the processing unit for detecting the movement of the focusing lens. The processing unit may be programmed to trigger the autofocus function when termination of movement of the focusing lens is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Swarovski-Optik AG & Co KG.
    Inventors: Thomas Salzburger, Christoph Heinrich, Christoph Frech, Daniel Nindl, Helmut Wiedermann, Gerd Schreiter
  • Patent number: 12010425
    Abstract: There is provided an overlay measurement device controlling a focus movement, which includes: a lighting part being configured to orient lighting toward an overlay measurement target; a collection part comprising an objective lens and a detector for obtaining one or more of images of each focus in the overlay measurement target; a lens focus actuator moving the objective lens to adjust a distance between the objective lens and a wafer; and a processor controlling an operation of the lens focus actuator. The processor obtains a focus graph respectively in relation to two layers from one or more of the images of each focus, and the processor identifies a reference focus in relation to the obtained focus graphs to move the objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Seong-Yun Choi, Hyo-Sik Ham
  • Patent number: 12010436
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an imaging unit, a setting unit configured to set automatic modes, an adjustment unit configured to adjust a white balance of a signal based on an automatic mode set by the setting unit, a recording control unit configured to record the adjusted signal into a recording unit, a display control unit configured to display the adjusted signal on a display unit, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire ambient light information, wherein the display control unit further adjusts a color balance of the displayed signal based on the set automatic mode and the acquired ambient light information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Ryosuke Takahashi, Akimitsu Yoshida, Hiroaki Kuchiki, Kohei Furuya, Hideki Kadoi
  • Patent number: 12003848
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus provided in a moving object to capture an image of an area behind the moving object includes an imaging circuit and an optical system. The imaging circuit outputs an image based on an optical image input to a light-receiving surface. The optical system inputs the optical image to the imaging circuit. The optical system forms a first region at a first magnification and a second region at a second magnification lower than the first magnification. The second region is formed around the first region. The imaging apparatus is installed in the moving object so that, on the light-receiving surface of the imaging circuit, an axis passing through a center of the first region and extending in a direction from which the optical system receives light is inclined toward an upper side of the moving object with respect to a backward direction of the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yano
  • Patent number: 12003835
    Abstract: A camera actuator according to an embodiment includes a housing; a prism unit disposed in the housing; and a driving unit for tilting the prism unit, wherein a ball bearing and a pulling magnet for generating attractive force to each other are disposed in the prism unit and the housing, and wherein the prism unit is supported to the housing by the attractive force between the ball bearing and the pulling magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Bae Jang, Seong Min Lee
  • Patent number: 11997376
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a motion detection circuit configured to detect a motion in image frames; and a micro control unit (MCU) configured to adjust at least a portion of a target frame among the image frames based on whether the motion is detected, and detect whether a target object is present based on the adjusted portion of the target frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungin Park, Jinwoo Son, Changyong Son, Byung In Yoo, Sangil Jung
  • Patent number: 11997411
    Abstract: A contactless photobooth system configured with a viewing screen, user interface, and light sources. The contactless photobooth system to allow a client representative to schedule and obtain photos of a subject different than the client with controlled lighting parameters without requiring the subject to travel to a studio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Studio Pod Pro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph West, Christopher Bradley Bailey
  • Patent number: 11984071
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus includes a light emitting element, a temperature measurement device, a driving control unit, a calculation unit configured to calculate a correction value of a driving control parameter based on a measured temperature; and a change unit configured to change a coefficient of a function based on the measured temperature. The calculation unit calculates the correction value with respect to the measured temperature based on a function obtained by expressing a first function, which expresses a relationship between the measured temperature and the correction value, by a combined function of a plurality of third functions each generated by changing a coefficient of a second function, and the change unit changes, based on the measured temperature, the coefficient of the second function to generate the plurality of third functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kohei Murayama, Shinya Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11979646
    Abstract: A system and method of extracting or inspecting a feature of an object using thermal imaging, and a method of inspecting an object of a garment product. The system includes a source of thermal influence arranged to heat or cool an object; an imager arranged to capture a plurality of images of the object when the object is subjected to the thermal influence; and an image processor arrange to processing the plurality of images and to distinguish a feature of interest from the other portions of the object presented on the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Limited
    Inventors: Kin Sun Chan, Yan Nei Law, Zi Qiao Lam
  • Patent number: 11968438
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a display module and a camera module. The display module includes a first substrate and a second substrate stacked with each other, and a routing structure arranged on a surface of one side of the second substrate facing towards the first substrate, and provided with a first light-passing hole. The camera module includes a camera body and a light-shielding layer arranged on a surface of one side of the first substrate away from the second substrate and provided with a light inlet hole and a second light-passing hole. The first light-passing hole, the second light-passing hole, and the light inlet hole are arranged in an optical axis direction of the camera module. An orthographic projection of the first light-passing hole and the second light-passing hole on a surface perpendicular to the optical axis direction fall within an orthographic projection of the light inlet hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Kai Huang, Zongwen He, Huasheng Zhu, Panpan Zhu, Shangming Yang, Ling Hu
  • Patent number: 11962921
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device, for processing spectrum data of an image sensor. The method includes obtaining spectrum response signals corresponding to channels of spectrum data of light, the spectrum data being obtained from an object by an image sensor; determining a set of bases corresponding to the obtained spectrum response signals; performing, based on the determined set of bases, a change of basis on at least one basis included in the determined set of bases; and generating, by using a pseudo inverse, reconstructed spectrum data from the spectrum response signals on which the change of basis has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Suyeon Lee, Q-Han Park, Unjeong Kim, Hyunjun Ma
  • Patent number: 11961291
    Abstract: The subject technology provides visual search systems and methods that can be used to efficiently perform visual searches on an electronic device. The subject technology provides systems and methods for presenting one or more visual indicators corresponding to the searchable portions of digital content. A visual search may include identifying, at an electronic device, an element of interest in an image. A visual indicator for the element of interest may be overlaid on the image at a location corresponding to the element of interest. The visual indicator may be selectable to cause a display of information associated with the element of interest responsive to the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas A. Bossard, Matthias Dantone, Pulah J. Shah, Wentao Wu, Yang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11961860
    Abstract: Provided are a structural body including: a light detection layer 10, a color separation layer 20 provided on a light incident side of the light detection layer 10, and an optical waveguide layer 30 provided on the light incident side of the light detection layer 10 and provided on at least one selected from a light incident side of the color separation layer 20 or a light transmitting side of the color separation layer 20, in which the optical waveguide layer 30 is a layer which transmits light incident at an angle of 0° to 40° with respect to a normal line of a light receiving surface 10a of the light detection layer 10 by changing a traveling angle of the incident light to an angle of 0° to 1° with respect to the normal line of the light receiving surface 10a of the light detection layer 10; and a solid-state imaging element and an image display device including the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuji Yoshibayashi
  • Patent number: 11956567
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including a mounting part capable of attaching/detaching a device capable of at least storing a captured image, is provided. The image capturing apparatus obtains, if a device mounted in the mounting part has a function of executing image analysis processing for an image captured by the image capturing apparatus, first information representing image analysis processing executable by the device, and output information based on the obtained first information and second information representing image analysis processing executable by the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Yuji Aramaki
  • Patent number: 11956531
    Abstract: Provided are a video sharing method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method comprises: determining a designated user, and triggering a video filming instruction for the designated user; displaying a filming interface in response to receipt of the video filming instruction; initiating video filming in response to receipt of an initiate instruction, and in response to determining that voice information is received, adding the voice information in the form of a subtitle to the filming interface to obtain a filmed video; and sharing the filmed video with the designated user through a conversation message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Xingyi Wang, Zhou Yu
  • Patent number: 11956562
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an image processing method and program, and an imaging apparatus capable of assisting in capturing an image in which a character or a character string is laid out at the appropriate position. In order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the image processing device includes a layout determination unit that determines a layout of the character or the character string in an image of the target image in accordance with meaning of the character or the character string; an assist information generation unit that generates imaging assist information for assisting in setting composition during imaging performed by the imaging unit; a synthesis unit that synthesizes the imaging assist information with the target image based on the determined layout; and a display control unit that displays the synthesized image on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Itagaki, Takatoshi Karino
  • Patent number: 11956526
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image capturing element, an image capturing device, and a method that are capable of preventing a reduction in communication safety. By capturing an image of a subject, and generating a captured image, a predetermined feature amount to be output to the outside is extracted from the generated captured image. For example, an image capturing section that captures an image of a subject to generate a captured image, and a feature amount extracting section that extracts, from the captured image generated by the image capturing section, a predetermined feature amount to be output to the outside, are packaged and are formed in respective substrates different from each other. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image capturing element, an image capturing device, an image processing device, a transmission device, or a communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya Kitamura, Takefumi Nagumo
  • Patent number: 11949987
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the pre-processing of image data so as to enhance quality of subsequent encoding and rendering. In one embodiment, a capture device is disclosed that includes a processing apparatus and a non-transitory computer readable apparatus comprising a storage medium have one or more instructions stored thereon. The one or more instructions, when executed by the processing apparatus, are configured to: receive captured image data (such as that sourced from two or more separate image sensors) and pre-process the data to enable stabilization of the corresponding images prior to encoding. In some implementations, the pre-processing includes combination (e.g., stitching) of the captured image data associated with the two or more sensors to facilitates the stabilization. Advantageously, undesirable artifacts such as object “jitter” can be reduced or eliminated. Methods and non-transitory computer readable apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 11949973
    Abstract: An attachment optical system attachable to and detachable from an imaging optical system includes a first converter optical system attachable to an object side of the imaging optical system, and a second converter optical system attachable to an image side of the imaging optical system. The first converter optical system includes a first unit consisting of a dome-shaped cover. A predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Taki