Image Based (addressing) Patents (Class 345/656)
  • Patent number: 9972135
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device including an image display apparatus configured to display a captured image of a portion of an environment viewable through the head-mounted display device; and a dimmer configured to, while the captured image is displayed, allow a portion of ambient light from the environment to pass through the dimmer. Also, a method of displaying information on a head-mounted display device. The method may include displaying a captured image of a portion of an environment viewable through the display device; and dimming ambient light received through the head-mounted display device from the environment while displaying the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Mukawa
  • Patent number: 9711081
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display and a method for driving the same are disclosed. The organic light emitting diode display includes a display panel including a plurality of pixels, a display panel driver configured to drive signal lines of the display panel, and a timing controller configured to divide one frame into a plurality of subframes, convert data of an input image into a bit pattern, map the bit pattern to the plurality of subframes, control an operation of the display panel driver, and adjust a writing speed for writing data and/or an erase speed for turning off pixels of the plurality of pixels during at least one compensation subframe of the plurality of subframes such that the write speed and the erase speed are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younghwan Ahn, Dongwon Park, Joonhee Lee, Yongchul Kwon
  • Patent number: 9489927
    Abstract: Information indicating a posture of the information processing device is periodically detected. When the posture of the information processing device indicated by the information has changed, the first display change unit rotates the image displayed on display unit. At this time, determination is made whether or not to cancel the rotation of the image by the first display change unit. If it is determined to cancel to rotate the image, the second display change unit changes the direction of the image to display on the display section to the direction to which the image was directed before it was rotated by the first display change unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michio Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9438869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for reducing anxiety of patients before and during e.g. MR scanning examinations. The method is based on displaying images on walls (106,107) of the scanner room (100) so that when the patient enters the scanner room, then an image is displayed on a wall visible to the patient, e.g. a wall adjacent to the entry door (103). When the patient is laying on the table (102) of the scanner (101) the projection of images is switched to another wall by reflecting the projected images using e.g. a mirror which is moved into the light rays emitted by an image projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Murray Fulton Gillies, Wilhelmus Daniel Hyacintus Van Groningen, Gijs Antonius Franciscus Van Elswijk, Jurgen Vogt
  • Patent number: 9046687
    Abstract: A light guide section is directly fixed to a frame via an attachment portion that is part of a peripheral portion of the light guide section, whereby not only can the light guide section be readily fixed and the weight of a virtual image display apparatus can be readily reduced but also the strength at which the frame supports the light guide section is improved. Further, except the attachment portion, the remaining peripheral portion of the light guide section is not fixed to the frame. Therefore, when the light guide section and the frame differ from each other in terms of the coefficient of thermal expansion, the light guide section is allowed to expand with respect to the frame, whereby no distortion, deformation, or breakage of the light guide section will occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noriaki Hiraide
  • Patent number: 8988466
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for forming composite images. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes receiving a set of component images for forming a composite image and defining a first projection for the set of component images corresponding to a first reference frame. The method also includes identifying a plane corresponding to a point of view of the set of component images, where a normal to the plane corresponds to a second reference frame, defining a second projection for the set of component images corresponding to the second reference frame, the second reference frame corresponding to a rotation from the first reference frame defined using the normal of the identified plane, and rendering the composite image according to the second projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Hailin Jin, Martin E. Newell
  • Patent number: 8976200
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a display controller comprises control logic that rotates a frame image by two-dimensional blocks of pixels when the frame image is rotated from an original orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Anitha Kona, Susan Lin
  • Patent number: 8941559
    Abstract: An optical see-through head-mounted display device includes a see-through lens which combines an augmented reality image with light from a real-world scene, while an opacity filter is used to selectively block portions of the real-world scene so that the augmented reality image appears more distinctly. The opacity filter can be a see-through LCD panel, for instance, where each pixel of the LCD panel can be selectively controlled to be transmissive or opaque, based on a size, shape and position of the augmented reality image. Eye tracking can be used to adjust the position of the augmented reality image and the opaque pixels. Peripheral regions of the opacity filter, which are not behind the augmented reality image, can be activated to provide a peripheral cue or a representation of the augmented reality image. In another aspect, opaque pixels are provided at a time when an augmented reality image is not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Bob Crocco, Alex Aben-Athar Kipman, John Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150009236
    Abstract: An image display device includes: an image display unit that displays an image; an eyeball position acquiring unit that acquires an orientation of an eye of a viewer relative to a reference position; and an image moving unit that translates the image display unit or an image displayed on the image display unit by a distance corresponding to the acquired orientation of the eye relative to the reference position or rotationally moves the image display unit or the image displayed on the image display unit by an angle corresponding to the acquired orientation of the eye relative to the reference position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Toshiki SAITO
  • Publication number: 20140333647
    Abstract: Systems, methods and an apparatus for controlling a head-up display system are disclosed. One inventive aspect includes a transparent display positioned between a driver's seat and a vehicle windshield, a display mode setting unit and an image adjustment unit. The display mode setting unit is configured to set a display mode of the transparent display based on an angle between the transparent display and a vehicle body. The image adjust unit is configured to adjust an image displayed on the transparent display according to the display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Won LEE
  • Patent number: 8872855
    Abstract: When the device is rotated from a portrait orientation to landscape orientation, or vice versa, the display device rotates the content items within distinct respective content regions of a page template (“slots”) that each appear to stay in their same position with respect to a frame of reference of the display device. While the content regions stay in their same positions, the content within each content region counter-rotates in place to offset the rotation of the display device. Thus, the content within the content regions maintains an orientation with respect to a constant (non-rotating) frame of reference, regardless of the orientation or rotation of the display device. In one embodiment, a slot's position, height, and width in a template in a second orientation are determined from the slot's position, height, and width in the template in a first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventor: Evan R. Doll
  • Patent number: 8856149
    Abstract: There is provided an album generating apparatus for generating an album whose pages are adequately allocated in accordance to image capturing position and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsushita, Kenji Kojima, Yasuhiko Kaneko, Kimiko Tachikawa, Ayumu Isomura, Shinsuke Zetsu, Yasuyo Nenoki, Hiroyuki Funakura, Hideaki Yoshihara
  • Publication number: 20140292813
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an adjusting section configured to detect, when a plurality of observation targets are included in a slide, regions of images of the observation targets from an image of the slide and continuously arrange the regions to thereby generate data of a reconfigured slide image in which arrangement of the observation targets is adjusted; and a display control section configured to display, on a display apparatus, an enlarged image corresponding to a part of a display region of the reconfigured slide image and change the enlarged image displayed on the display apparatus such that the display region moves on the reconfigured slide image according to a movement instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiko Takayama, Tomochika Murakami
  • Patent number: 8847991
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a housing, an electronic display region, and a controller. The electronic display region may be coupled to the housing, and may have a rectangular shape with a length and a width, the length being approximately a square root of two (?2) times longer than the width. In response to an indication that the housing and the display region have been rotated from the portrait mode to a landscape mode, the controller may be configured to display a first image and a second image, the first image having an aspect ratio defined by a second length of the first image divided by a second width of the first image, wherein the second length is different from the first length, the second width is different from the first width, the second aspect ratio is substantially equal to the first aspect ratio, and the first image being rotated by ninety degrees (90°) from the first orientation with respect to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Linus Upson, Mark Hayter
  • Publication number: 20140253597
    Abstract: A situation display device is provided. The device includes: an observation data acquiring module configured to acquire observation data, and information of observed locations of the observation data; a data selecting module configured to select the observation data within a predetermined range from a course of the device; and a display unit configured to display a location of the device on a bottom side of a display screen, and display the course linearly such that its traveling direction extends upward from the bottom side. The display unit displays, a predetermined area in an upward tapering shape, and displays the selected observation data at a position that indicates a relation between the course and the observed location, the displayed position of the device in the perpendicular direction being corresponding to an offset of the location of the device from the course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Dohi, Kazuki Tsujimoto
  • Publication number: 20140240360
    Abstract: A method of rotating an original image includes performing a self-learning using addresses related to at least one page miss and generating address generation rules using a result of the self-learning. The method includes pre-fetching the original image from a memory device based on the address generation rules to obtain a pre-fetched image and generating a rotated image using the pre-fetched image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Min Woo SONG, Min Soo KIM, Sung Chul YOON, Jae Young HUR, Sung Min HONG
  • Patent number: 8797359
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing an inline rotation of an image. The apparatus includes a rotation unit for reading pixels from a source image in an order based on a specified rotation to be performed. The source image is partitioned into multiple tiles, the tiles are processed based on where they will be located within the rotated image, and each tile is stored in a tile buffer. The target pixel addresses within a tile buffer are calculated and stored in a lookup table, and when the pixels are retrieved from the source image by the rotation unit, the lookup table is read to determine where to write the pixels within a corresponding tile buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brijesh Tripathi, Nitin Bhargava, Craig M. Okruhlica
  • Publication number: 20140160145
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a holography user interface is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jonghwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20140111549
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a flexible body comprising an arrangement for limiting flexing of the body, the arrangement comprising: a first part within the body; a second part within the body; a flexible interconnect extending at least between the first part and the second part wherein the arrangement is configured to change between a first configuration, in which a portion of the interconnect between the first part and the second part is of a variable length enabling more and less flexing of the interconnect, and a second configuration, in which the portion of the interconnect between the first part and the second part has a limited length that limits one or both of more flexing and less flexing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Anssi I. VANSKA, Matti Kosonen, Antti Salo, Sami Myyrylainen
  • Patent number: 8670002
    Abstract: A portable electronic device adapted to change its operation mode is disclosed. When a rotation of the portable electronic device is detected, the operation mode is changed according to the angle of rotation, and a user interface corresponding to the changed operation mode is output by a display unit. This method intuitively changes the mode based on a rotation of the device without requiring a complicated and unnecessary key input, and provides a more convenient and faster user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Kyun Kim, Joon-Suh Kim, Gee-Hong Yoon
  • Publication number: 20140009499
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for determining a display orientation of a mobile device. The mobile device is configured to change the display orientation when an orientation of the mobile device satisfies one or more criteria. The method includes determining the orientation of the mobile device and providing an indicator of a proximity of the orientation of the mobile device to satisfying the one or more criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Nazih Almalki
  • Patent number: 8576139
    Abstract: A media content distribution and display system and method that includes a central server, a number of remote display devices, and an electronic network for communicating therebetween. The central server receives and stores a plurality of media content, where each of the media content has one or more attributes associated therewith that relate to characteristics of the media content. The remote display devices receive the media content from the central server. Each remote display device includes at least one electronic display, one or more target attributes associated with the remote display device that relate to environmental variables of the remote display device, and a biasing engine for comparing the media content attributes with the target attributes, and for causing the electronic display to display only those of the media content having one or more of the attributes associated therewith that satisfy a predetermined matching criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: EK3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Stuart, Edward D. Elliott, Bryan Andrew Krawetz, Jayesh Kumar Patel
  • Patent number: 8554017
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an orientation sensor that detects orientation representing the direction in which the imaging apparatus is oriented; a controller that produces data formed of a captured image and attribute information associated with the captured image and records the data in a recording section; and the recording section that stores a captured image and attribute information, wherein the controller successively records an entry in a memory, the entry relating orientation information calculated by successively receiving a value detected with the orientation sensor to a time stamp representing the time at which the detected value is inputted from the orientation sensor, extracts a plurality of entries having time stamps close to the time at which the image was captured from the entries recorded in the memory, and calculates orientation information representing the direction in which the image was captured by using the plurality of pieces of orientation information in the extracted entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ryunosuke Oda
  • Patent number: 8497879
    Abstract: This invention relates to an information processing apparatus that includes a judging unit that judges a usage state of the information processing apparatus; a deciding unit that decides, according to the usage state, a position at which a display element on a display screen on a display unit is to be arranged in either a normal position or an inverted position on the display screen; and a display control unit that controls for arranging the display element in a determined position and for displaying the display element in the determined position on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Goro Katsuyama, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8497878
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically deciding on the orientation of image. The method includes computing average and standard deviation of luminance of the top region of a portion of the image, of the bottom region of a portion of the image, of the left region of a portion of the image, and of the right region of a portion of the image, computing average luminance of the image, computing, in the digital signal processor, consolidated luminance difference and uniformity of top and bottom regions, and left and right regions, utilizing the computed average and standard deviation of at least one of the bottom region, the left region or the right region and utilizing portrait orientation if difLR?difTB>t1 && stdTB?stdLR>t2 or if difLR?difTB>t3 && stdTB?stdLR>t4, otherwise, utilizing landscape orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Jianping Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130169687
    Abstract: One or more graphical objects are displayed in a fixed orientation with reference to a sensed reference direction. Manipulation is achieved by fixing the orientation or position of a displayed graphical object with reference to an apparatus, such as the display itself or a proxy device, detecting a change in orientation of that apparatus and editing the orientation of the graphical object based on the detected change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Microsoft Corporation
  • Patent number: 8441569
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus, an image data reproducing method, a program, and a storage medium each detects an attitude state of the reproducing apparatus, extracts a part of an area of image data obtained by an image pickup device, and reproduces the part of the area of the extracted image data. According to the detection result, the part of the area of the image data is changed to another part of the area and rotation processing of another part of the area is performed, thereby reproducing the another part of the area which was subjected to the rotation processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Harada
  • Patent number: 8427427
    Abstract: Technology is generally described for disabling an automatic rotation function of mobile computing devices. The technology can detect a tilt angle of a display of the computing device in relation to a surface; and if the tilt angle is less than a specified threshold tilt angle, disable a rotation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Seungil Kim
  • Patent number: 8421825
    Abstract: A plurality of screen aspects is acquired; each screen layout is optimized; switching of the screen aspects is supported; and visibility and functionality of the display screen are improved. An electronic device (portable terminal apparatus) including a display function in a rotatable and/or openable/closable case includes a displaying unit that displays a vertically elongated vertical screen or a horizontally elongated horizontal screen and a controlling unit (CPU) that changes screen layouts correspondingly to the vertical screen or the horizontal screen displayed on the displaying unit. The change in the screen layout corresponding to the vertical screen or the horizontal screen includes a change in arrangement of icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hironobu Taniguchi, Kenetsu Furuki, Yoko Fujii, Yuko Nakajima, Makoto Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8423559
    Abstract: There is provided an album generating apparatus for generating an album whose pages are adequately allocated in accordance to image capturing position and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsushita, Kenji Kojima, Yasuhiko Kaneko, Kimiko Tachikawa, Ayumu Isomura, Shinsuke Zetsu, Yasuyo Nenoki, Hiroyuki Funakura, Hideaki Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 8423081
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for improved clinical workflow using wireless communication. A system for remote image display includes a data source with image data, wherein the data source is capable of transmitting the image data. The system also includes an identifiable display device capable of displaying image data transferred from the data source and a portable device capable of identifying the display device and requesting image data transfer from the data source to the display device without the transfer of the image data between the portable device and the data source. The system may also include an access point for relaying communication between the portable device and the data source. Communication between the portable device, the data source, and/or the display may include wireless communication, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kadri N. Jabri, Gopal B. Avinash, Steven Fors
  • Publication number: 20130006953
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for, among other things, spatially-organizing images utilizing information about the orientation of each image for display on mobile devices are provided. A plurality of images of an object is captured from a variety of different orientations and each image and its associated respective orientation information are stored in an image file. Upon a device receiving an indication that displaying of the image file is desired, the device detects the orientation thereof and displays the image of the plurality of images that has orientation information associated therewith that most closely matches the orientation of the device. As the orientation of the device changes, the image that is displayed also changes, approximating for a user viewing the image file the experience of three-dimensional viewing of the object. Such image files may also be utilized in association with advertisements and as search queries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: BORIS EPSHTEIN, EYAL OFEK
  • Patent number: 8300066
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a first and a second storage modules. The first storage module stores a plurality of display images, layout data and resource files corresponding to different display states. The second storage module stores the plurality of layout data and resources files read from the first storage module when the mobile terminal is powered on. If the module terminal has been reoriented, the mobile terminal determines if a current image needs to be changed and generates an interface change event if the current image needs to be changed. Then, the mobile terminal reads corresponding layout data and resource file from the second storage module, reads a corresponding display image from the first storage module according to the read resource file, generates a redraw command, and sends the redraw command and the read layout data and the read display image to a display module to display a new image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Guang Li, Tsung-Fu Huang
  • Patent number: 8260827
    Abstract: There is provided an album generating apparatus for generating an album whose pages are adequately allocated in accordance to image capturing position and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsushita, Kenji Kojima, Yasuhiko Kaneko, Kimiko Tachikawa, Ayumu Isomura, Shinsuke Zetsu, Yasuyo Nenoki, Hiroyuki Funakura, Hideaki Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 8243100
    Abstract: Systems and methods to perform fast rotation operations are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method includes executing a single instruction. The method includes receiving first data indicating a first coordinate and a second coordinate, receiving a first control value that indicates a first rotation value selected from a set of ninety degree multiples, and writing output data corresponding to the first data rotated by the first rotation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shankar Krithivasan, Erich James Plondke, Lucian Codrescu, Mao Zeng, Remi Jonathan Gurski
  • Patent number: 8209635
    Abstract: A technique for managing the display of content on a display of an electronic device may be based on a distance of the user to the display. The distance may be estimated by analyzing video data to detect a face of the user and establish a distance parameter based on a relationship between facial features. Based on this information, the displayed content may be adjusted to facilitate easy viewing of the displayed content, such as by changing the size of the displayed content, the layout of the displayed content, or the number of visual elements that make up the displayed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Karl Ola Thöm
  • Publication number: 20120154664
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus, an image data reproducing method, a program, and a storage medium each detects an attitude state of the reproducing apparatus, extracts a part of an area of image data obtained by an image pickup device, and reproduces the part of the area of the extracted image data. According to the detection result, the part of the area of the image data is changed to another part of the area and rotation processing of another part of the area is performed, thereby reproducing the another part of the area which was subjected to the rotation processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Harada
  • Publication number: 20120081403
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the smartpad. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, John Steven Visosky
  • Patent number: 8086612
    Abstract: There is provided an album generating apparatus for generating an album whose pages are adequately allocated in accordance to image capturing position and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsushita, Kenji Kojima, Yasuhiko Kaneko, Kimiko Tachikawa, Ayumu Isomura, Shinsuke Zetsu, Yasuyo Nenoki, Hiroyuki Funakura, Hideaki Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 8086662
    Abstract: A system allowing a user of a browser program on a computer connected to an open distributed hypermedia system to access and execute an embedded program object. The program object is embedded into a hypermedia document much like data objects. The user may select the program object from the screen. Once selected the program object executes on the user's (client) computer or may execute on a remote server or additional remote computers in a distributed processing arrangement. After launching the program object, the user is able to interact with the object as the invention provides for ongoing interprocess communication between the application object (program) and the browser program. One application of the embedded program object allows a user to view large and complex multi-dimensional objects from within the browser's window. The user can manipulate a control panel to change the viewpoint used to view the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael D. Doyle, David C. Martin, Cheong S. Ang
  • Publication number: 20110304771
    Abstract: A method of processing television images consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a television signal and capturing a television image; capturing and storing a frame of the television image to a frame memory device; editing the captured image to at least isolate a portion of the image; and storing the isolated portion of the image to a storage device for subsequent retrieval. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Blanchard, Peter Rae Shintani
  • Publication number: 20110298828
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes a display unit adapted to generate an image, a projection unit adapted to project the image generated by the display unit, a control unit adapted to control the image generated by the display unit, a detection unit adapted to issue an output changed depending on an inclination angle of the projection display apparatus, and a storage unit adapted to store a plurality of horizontal reference values corresponding to installed states of the projection display apparatus. The control unit in the projection display apparatus changes the image generated by the display unit in accordance with an output of the detection unit and the selected horizontal reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110286663
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of color image rotation for display and recording using JPEG compression and decompression is provided. The method includes the steps of: setting the operation modes of JPEG encoder and JPEG decoder respectively; waiting until the image data ready for encoding; performing JPEG encoding and reentry information processing; waiting until the compression of one entire frame of image completed; setting the operation mode of JPEG encoder; and then performing JPEG decoding and reentry information updating processing. For displaying the image on an image output device, the method includes the steps of: displaying processing; waiting until JPEG decoding completed; and displaying final image on the display. At this point, the process of one frame display is accomplished. On the other hand, for recording to a mass storage device, the method includes the steps of: standard lossless JEPG encoding; waiting until JPEG encoding completed; and storing final encoded data to the mass storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Wen-Lung Huang
  • Publication number: 20110249031
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for drawing a distribution area of data points on a coordinate plane. The method includes a step in which a data point is selected as a first representative point; a step in which the data point corresponding to a direction in which a minimum angle is formed with respect to a first direction in a rotation direction is selected as a second representative point; a step in which the data point corresponding to a direction in which a minimum angle is formed with respect to a next direction in the rotation direction is selected as a next representative point, the step repeatedly selecting the next representative point; and a step in which the representative points are connected by a line to draw a distribution area indication line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu YANAI, Junichi Konishi
  • Patent number: 8009930
    Abstract: A method for self-recalibration of a structured light vision system including a camera and a projector. A camera plane and a projector plane are defined, a Homography matrix between the camera plane and the projector plane is computed, and a translation vector and a rotation matrix are determined from Homography-based constraints. A computer vision system implementing the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Youfu Li, Beiwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8009121
    Abstract: A media content distribution and display system and method that includes a central server, a number of remote display devices, and an electronic network for communicating therebetween. The central server receives and stores a plurality of media content, where each of the media content has one or more attributes associated therewith that relate to characteristics of the media content. The remote display devices receive via the electronic network the media content from the central server. Each remote display device includes at least one electronic display, one or more target attributes associated with the remote display device that relate to environmental variables of the remote display device, and a biasing engine for comparing the media content attributes with the target attributes, and for causing the electronic display to display only those of the media content having one or more of the attributes associated therewith that satisfy a predetermined matching criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: EK3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Stuart, Edward D. Elliott, Bryan Andrew Krawetz, Jayesh Kumar Patel
  • Publication number: 20110018904
    Abstract: A method for controlling an orientation of a display of a wireless device using a combination of accelerometer-determined orientation and camera-determined orientation, the camera being a frontal camera used to confirm or reverse the orientation found by the accelerometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Yu Tang
  • Publication number: 20100321409
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is A head mounted display including: (A) an eyeglasses frame-like frame to be mounted to an observer's head; (B) an image display device; (C) an image sensing device mounted to the frame; and (D) a correction section, wherein the image display device includes (B-1) an image generating device, and (B-2) see-through type light guide section which is mounted to the image generating device, on which beams emitted from the image generating device are incident, through which the beams are guided, and from which the beams are emitted toward an observer's pupil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Komori, Hiroshi Mukawa
  • Patent number: RE42639
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention preferably comprises an image sensor, an orientation sensor, a memory and a processing unit. The image sensor is used for generating captured image data. The orientation sensor is coupled to the image sensor, and is used for generating signals relating to the position of the image sensor. The memory, has an auto-rotate unit comprising program instructions for transforming the captured image data into rotated image data in response to the orientation sensor signals. The processing unit, executes program instructions stored in the memory, and is coupled to the image sensor, the orientation sensor and the memory. The method of the present invention preferably comprises the steps of: generating image data representative of an object with an image sensor; identifying an orientation of the image sensor relative to the object during the generating step; and selectively transferring the image data to an image processing unit in response to the identifying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: RE43235
    Abstract: A graphics controller for a System-On-a-Chip (SOC) used with a battery-powered device allows for reduced-power display modes. The microprocessor writes to a frame buffer that is a single, contiguous address block in virtual memory. A memory management unit (MMU) translates frame-buffer address to multiple physical blocks. The graphics controller fetches pixels from the multiple physical blocks, including a block in an on-chip memory and a block in an external memory. In a low-power mode, pixels are only fetched from the lower-power on-chip memory and not the higher-power external memory. A smaller display window is defined and pixels outside the window are replaced by dummy data, .eliminating external-memory fetches. The smaller display window falls within the first block in the on-chip memory. Status and other information can be displayed in the smaller display window during stand-by modes, while a full-screen of data is displayed for full-power modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Faust Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Takatoshi Ishii, Edmund Cheung, Sherwood Brannon