Slide Patents (Class 348/110)
  • Patent number: 10317665
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of correcting illumination-dependent aberrations in a modular digital microscope comprising a coaxial bright field illumination apparatus, a motor-driven zoom apparatus, an objective, a digital image acquisition unit and an image processing unit. The method according to the invention is based on the use of calibration data, which are preferably stored in the image processing unit as a calibration data record. The calibration data record is established for each combination of objective and zoom and stored in a data memory. The method is integrated into the image processing unit for live-correction or available as software for image post-processing of microscope images. The invention further relates to a digital microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Milde, Max Funck
  • Patent number: 10212464
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method sends videos to a user that is using a video delivery service. The method receives user behavior that includes actions taken by the user on the video delivery service. The method inputs the user behavior into a first predictor to generate a set of actions for a set of entities. Also, the method inputs the set of actions for the set of entities, a real-time context, and the user behavior into a second predictor to generate probabilities for the set of actions for the set of entities. A probability for an action indicates the probability the user would select that action for an entity when compared against other actions in the set of actions for the set of entities. An action feed is selected based on the ranking and dynamically output to a client while the user is using the video delivery service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HULU, LLC
    Inventors: Lutfi Ilke Kaya, Bangsheng Tang, Tong Yang, Christopher Russell Kehler, Chi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10032036
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the systems and methods of multidimensional encrypted data transfer disclosed herein also introduce novel and unobvious methods to store and access information. In example embodiments of the systems and methods of multidimensional encrypted data transfer disclosed herein, a multidimensional data structure is developed. For example, at least one additional dimension is added to a 2D data structure. Data may be encoded within multiple facets. Example embodiments of the multidimensional encoding include non-limiting examples of stacking or providing images or tiles in a very short period of time and moving a 3-dimensional object in space. In one example application, a number of distinct 2D data structures are presented over a time period in a .gif file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Shahab Khan, Jonas Moses, Lucas Lovette
  • Patent number: 9983398
    Abstract: A microscope tube lens that forms an enlarged image of an object by being combined with an infinity-corrected objective, the tube lens including in an order from an object side: a first lens group that has positive power and that includes a cemented lens; a second lens group that has negative power; and a third lens group that has positive power. A following condition expression is satisfied, where NA is a numerical aperture on an image side of the tube lens, FN is a field number of the tube lens, and ? is an airy disk diameter with respect to d line (588 nm) of the tube lens: 0.04<NA; and 1700?FN/?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Yo Furuya
  • Patent number: 9942124
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing automated testing of network client devices. In one embodiment, test scripts are run at a remote entity which causes changes to functions and/or applications available at the associated client devices. Test scripts may be run as text file framework scripts in a framework run on a script engine. Video capture, optical character recognition (OCR) and image comparison may also be used to determine whether changes to the functions and/or applications run at the devices under test were implemented. The components of the test management and control (TMC) system may be located at separate entities. Several testing entities may access and run tests on the client devices from different remote locations using web services. A reservation service also may be utilized to enable the various testing entities to reserve a date/time for running a test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Tom Giammarresi, Dwight Corley, John Gauthier
  • Patent number: 9933937
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch screen display displays a first list of information about online video items in a plurality of lists. The device displays a plurality of icons corresponding to at least some of the plurality of lists. In response to detecting a moving finger gesture on the first list, the device scrolls the first list. In response to detecting a stationary finger gesture on a first portion of a row in the first list, where the row contains information about a particular online video item, the device: initiates a request for the particular online video item from a remote computer, receives the particular online video item, and plays the particular online video item. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a respective icon in the plurality of icons, the device displays a corresponding list of information about online video items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Michael Matas, Timothy P. Omernick, Richard Williamson, Imran Chaudhri, Charles J. Pisula, Marcel Van Os
  • Patent number: 9678664
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device includes at least one processor; and at least one module, operable by the at least one processor to: output, for display at an output device, a graphical keyboard; receive an indication of a gesture detected at a location of a presence-sensitive input device, wherein the location of the presence-sensitive input device corresponds to a location of the output device that outputs the graphical keyboard; determine, based on at least one spatial feature of the gesture that is processed by the computing device using a neural network, at least one character string, wherein the at least one spatial feature indicates at least one physical property of the gesture; and output, for display at the output device, based at least in part on the processing of the at least one spatial feature of the gesture using the neural network, the at least one character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Shumin Zhai, Thomas Breuel, Ouais Alsharif, Yu Ouyang, Francoise Beaufays, Johan Schalkwyk
  • Patent number: 9571694
    Abstract: A resolution of an image data needs to be higher than a predetermined value for character recognition. A control method in an image reading apparatus having a reading unit for reading an image of a document to generate image data, and a storing unit for storing the image data generated by the reading unit includes receiving from a user, after the image data is stored by the storing unit, an instruction for executing character recognition processing on the image data stored by the storing unit, executing character recognition processing on the image data stored by the storing unit according to a reception of the instruction by the receiving unit, and performing control, in a case where the image data generated by the reading unit is to be stored by the storing unit, to read an image of a document by the reading unit with a resolution that enables character recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toyomi Hirao
  • Patent number: 8792769
    Abstract: A display processing apparatus acquires a plurality of images and time data corresponding to the respective images. The display processing apparatus selects, as the time interval at which the plurality of images are switched and displayed one by one, either a time interval based on the difference between time data corresponding to images before and after switching, or a predetermined interval. The display processing apparatus switches the plurality of images at the selected time interval, and displays them on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanori Tashiro
  • Patent number: 8773730
    Abstract: A scan assisting fixing device and a scanner using the same are provided. The fixing device is for fixing an object to be scanned, which includes a scanning portion and a holding portion. The fixing device includes an accommodation region, a scan window and a protrusion portion. When the holding portion is loaded in the accommodation region, the scanning portion correspondingly disposed in the scan window is retained and fixed by the protrusion portion, and the position of the holding portion in the fixing device is constant, so that the scanning portion is always within the range of the field depth of the scanner regardless of the specification of the positive film holder, and the clarity of the scanned image is assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yun-Bin Gu, Yong-Xiang Yi, Zhi-Hai Zhang, Jian-Chun Yu, Hong-Peng Li, Ming-Jie Zhao
  • Patent number: 8350904
    Abstract: A microscope for virtual-slide creating system has a stage for holding the specimen, a transmitted-light illumination optical system for illuminating the specimen with transmitted light, an objective, a tube lens and an image capture unit. The objective is configured as a dry system of infinity-corrected type with an object-side numerical aperture of 0.8 or greater and a focal length for d-line rays in a range from 8 to 20 mm. The tube lens has a focal length in a range from 160 to 280 mm. The image capture surface of the image capture unit has a long side of 12 mm or longer and a pixel size (?m) satisfying the following condition: a (?m)?(0.61×0.59 (?/m))/NA? where a is the pixel size, and NA? is an image-side numerical aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Fujimoto, Yoshihiro Kawano
  • Publication number: 20120287261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system (10) for handling slides, including a first and at least a second module-receiving area (24 through 28) for receiving at least one module (30, 34) for handling slides each. The first module-receiving area (24) accommodates a coverslipper module (30, 32) for coverslipping thin sections on slides with a mounting medium and a cover slip (48).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Bernhard Neef, Simon Keimer, Karl-Heinz Westerhoff
  • Patent number: 6711347
    Abstract: Sunlight is reflected from the white surfaces of a diffuser chamber through a photographic slide in order to permit its being copied by a camera. The quality of color rendition is excellent, and the device is simpler and less expensive than alternative methods of reproduction. The device is supplied in kit form with parts that are assembled in a range of spacings to match lens heights of most cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Robert W. Fritts
  • Patent number: 6636713
    Abstract: This invention has as its object to provide a highly reliable image reading apparatus in which both an image reading unit and photographing unit can obtain optimal images. To achieve this object, the apparatus has a light-emitting element array which illuminates a document to be read by a read sensor, and an illumination lamp which illuminates the document to be recorded by the photographing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Denshi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Okitsu, Hiroshi Komuro
  • Patent number: 6313870
    Abstract: An image input apparatus with a main unit; a film holding adaptor, freely attachable or detachable to or from the main unit, for holding a film; a carriage for holding an illuminator for illuminating a film held in the film holding adaptor and an imaging unit for imaging the film illuminated by the illuminator; and an adaptor mount formed on the carriage and engaged with the film holding adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Inoue, Masao Sato
  • Patent number: 6304684
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an unattended low-resolution wide area pre scanning station and an unattended high-resolution line scanning station. The low-resolution station automatically identifies active image areas and borders on a plurality of light passing documents transported in seriatim along a prescan path. The unattended low-resolution scanning station generates a plurality of active image area signals indicative of the active image areas and borders in a plurality of light passing documents. The unattended high resolution line scanning station includes a high resolution line scanner that responds to the individual ones of said plurality of active image area signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Cyberecord, Inc.
    Inventors: Marek A. Niczyporuk, Glenn S. Kimball
  • Publication number: 20010028391
    Abstract: A digital camera is used with a microscope which comprises an objective lens system with a variable observing magnification and an illumination optical system provided at a predetermined position with respect to the objective lens system for illuminating an object to be observed. The camera comprises a correction unit for correcting a photographed image of the object to be observed in accordance with image correction data corresponding to each predetermined observing magnification of the objective lens system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventor: Chikaya Iko
  • Patent number: 6301398
    Abstract: Apparatus and method of processing microfiche images. The apparatus includes an unattended low-resolution wide area pre scanning station and an unattended high-resolution line scanning station. The low-resolution station automatically identifies active image areas and borders on a plurality of light passing documents transported in seriatim along a prescan path. The unattended low resolution scanning station generates a plurality of active image area signals indicative of the active image areas and borders in a plurality of light passing documents. The unattended high-resolution line scanning station includes a high-resolution line scanner that responds to the individual ones of said plurality of active image area signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Cyberecord, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn S. Kimball, Marek A. Niczyporuk
  • Patent number: 6256136
    Abstract: A special record format used for commanding light pattern shapes and addressable light pattern shape generator. The command format includes a first part which commands a specified gobo and second parts which command the characteristics of that gobo. The gobo is formed by making a default gobo based on the type and modifying that default gobo to fit the characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Light & Sound Design, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Hunt
  • Patent number: 6191811
    Abstract: Frames images in all frames on developed photographic film are read first, and an index image is made of a plurality of frames to be displayed on a TV monitor. Then, one of a plurality of regeneration modes is designated. When regeneration in the designated regeneration mode is commanded, frame images on the photographic film are read on a frame-by-frame basis. The read frame images are regenerated on the TV monitor on a frame-by-frame basis in the designated regeneration mode. Thereby, a regeneration mode suitable for the film can be selected among a plurality of regeneration modes, while the frame images on a roll of film are confirmed by means of an index image displayed during regeneration mode selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Nishimura, Naoshi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 6181880
    Abstract: An image data recording method for recording, in an IC memory mounted in a film cartridge, image data of one or more desired frames on developed photographic film stored in the film cartridge is provided. The image data recording method comprises the steps of: determining the residual capacity of IC memory, changing the quantity of image data of one or more desired frames to be recorded in the IC memory or erasing the data recorded in the IC memory in accordance with the determined residual capacity of IC memory, and recording the image data of one or more desired frames in the residual capacity of the IC memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Ishihara, Makoto Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 5973729
    Abstract: An image input device capable of: reading images on 35 mm film and images on another type of film contained in a new photo system-adapted cartridge; converting the images into digital image signals; and, feeding the signals into a computer. The device is constructed in such a manner that one selected between film adaptors (100, 300) can be loaded in a groove portion (2) of a main device body. The film adaptor (100) can retain 35 mm film (401, 402), while the film adaptor (300) can retain a new photo system-adapted cartridge film (403). The images on the loaded film are read by a linear CCD image sensor (9) being caused to execute scanning. This scanning results in the digital image signals which then are fed into a computer and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoichi Washizu
  • Patent number: 5905526
    Abstract: An image signal sensing device electronically develops an image formed thereon. A light source illuminates an electro-developing recording medium. A line sensor associated with a scanner optical system is disposed on an imaging plane on which an image is formed. The electro-developing recording medium is supported by a recording medium holder that is movably connected to a feeding mechanism. The electro-developing recording medium is positioned between the light source and the scanner optical system. The electro-developing recording medium is moved by the feeding mechanism so that the image formed on the electro-developing recording medium is read by the line sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Sato
  • Patent number: 5815202
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for scanning an image using a moving lens scanning system is described. The present invention moves film through a pin registered film gate, creating a projected image. A light source exposes images on the film in the film gate. The projected image passes through a lens and exposes a sensor, for example, a CCD camera. The sensor converts the section of the projected image exposed to it into electronic signals, and transfers that data out of the sensor. In one embodiment, the position of the film gate relative to the lens and sensor is adjustable to accommodate different size film formats. A rectangular sensor is used having a width narrower than the projected image width, and a height corresponding to the height of the projected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventor: David Difrancesco
  • Patent number: 5808667
    Abstract: An index image which shows plural frames on a film strip within a film cartridge and/or a film image in one frame are displayed on a display. Information relating to automatic regeneration or automatic printing for regenerating plural film images on the film sequentially and automatically is entered by an user who is looking at the display. The entered automatic regeneration information or automatic printing information are recorded in a record medium which corresponds to the film cartridge. When the automatic regeneration or automatic printing is performed, the film player reads out the automatic regeneration information or the automatic printing information from the record medium, and automatically regenerates or prints the plural film images on the film strip in accordance with the readout automatic regeneration information or automatic printing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoshi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 5805247
    Abstract: In an active matrix type liquid crystal display apparatus, respective ones of the electrodes on a substrate are provided so that an electric field substantially parallel to the substrate can be supplied to a liquid crystal layer. Polarizers for changing the optical characteristics based on the alignment of the liquid crystal layer are provided, as well as a shielding layer formed in parallel to the image signal electrodes on the substrate. The specific resistivity of the shielding layer is less than 10.sup.8
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahito Oh-e, Sukekazu Aratani, Shigeru Matsuyama, Hiroaki Asuma, Kiyoshige Kinugawa
  • Patent number: 5774357
    Abstract: A human interface device for a user, including a data transmission selector for selecting at least one of a plurality of simultaneously transmitted programs being responsive to an input; a program database containing information relating to at least one the plurality of programs, having an output; a graphical user interface for receiving user commands; and a controller for controlling the graphical user interface and the data transmission selector, the controller determining a user characteristic, receiving the output of the program database and presenting, based on the user characteristic and the program database, information relating to at least one of the plurality of programs on the graphic user interface in association with a command, the graphic user interface allowing the user to select the command and thereby authorize an operation in relation to the at least one of the plurality of programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventors: Steven M. Hoffberg, Linda I. Hoffberg-Borghesani
  • Patent number: 5610653
    Abstract: A video method and system for automatically tracking a viewer defined target within a viewer defined window of a video image as the target moves within the video image by selecting a target within a video, producing an identification of the selected target, defining a window within the video, utilizing the identification to automatically maintain the selected target within the window of the video as the selected target shifts within the video, and transmitting the window of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventor: Max Abecassis
  • Patent number: 5592218
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus for reading an image on film which uses a shading correction coefficient computation unit for obtaining a shading correction coefficient in order to correct irregularities in image signals of a photoelectric conversion unit, and a quantity of light ratio measurement unit for obtaining the ratio of the quantity of light of each emission color in order to equalize the quantity of light emitted by a light emission unit. The shading correction coefficient and the quantity of light ratio are obtained immediately before reading of a first original medium, and additional original mediums can then be read using the correction coefficients obtained for the first original. Alternately, the shading correction coefficient and the quantity of light ratio can be obtained immediately before reading each original medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Ochiai, Hidehisa Tsuchihashi, Soichi Ueta
  • Patent number: 5557322
    Abstract: A continuous-motion flying-spot telecine has twin objective lenses (13,14) which provide beams to scan two adjacent film frames simultaneously. Two sets of light detectors (16,17) are provided, one for each frame being scanned. The detector outputs are applied to a multiple frame store (23; FIG. 2). The scans can take place at half the normal speed, while a conventional rate signal is read out of the store. Problems caused at high frequencies as a result of afterglow on the CRT (10) can thereby be substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Rank Cintel Limited
    Inventor: John D. Millward
  • Patent number: 5555042
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically inserting 35 mm photographic slides into a slide scanning gate in the scanning station of a film scanner, scanning the slide, and ejecting the slides on completion of scanning. A vertical mount in the film scanner housing receives a rotatable slide tray having customer orders in selected tray slots to present each selected slide into alignment laterally in a horizontal plane with the film scanning gate. A load arm is actuated to load the slide from the tray slot into the scanning gate. The scanning gate accepts slides in mounts of varying size and thickness and centers the slide film image frame in alignment with a film scanning plane in the scanning station. The scanning gate is translated in the scanning station out of the load position for low and high resolution scans and returned to the load position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Jones, Thomas W. Mort
  • Patent number: 5543833
    Abstract: An image input apparatus, or "scanner," capable of adjusting the focal point of an image-forming optical system and pre-scanning the same portion of an original document for various focal points of the image-forming optical system. The various pre-scan images are displayed side-by-side on a display device so that an operator can compare images and select an appropriate focal point. The scanner includes an image-forming optical system which forms an image of an original source, an image pickup unit, positioned so as to correspond with the image-forming optical system, for sensing the image formed by the image-forming optical system, an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the focus of the image-forming optical system, and a display device, interfaced to the image pickup unit, for displaying the image sensed by the image pickup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Toyoda, Kazushi Minagawa
  • Patent number: 5537462
    Abstract: A terminal which is remotely controlled over a digital data line includes a computer and a videotelephone for sending and receiving audio, video and digital data over the digital data line. The terminal also includes a remotely controlled power strip which has power outlets and relays for remotely controlling AC power to and from the power outlets. The computer is connected to at least one of the power outlets. The terminal also includes a plurality of switches, each of which corresponds to a telephone number. The terminal also includes a supervisory interface controller which is responsive to selection of one of the switches to identify a telephone number corresponding to the selected switch and to direct the videotelephone to place a telephone call to the identified telephone number, via the digital data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Aegis Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Utter, Robert E. Lee
  • Patent number: 5467153
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically digitizing slides, the apparatus including a slide feed assembly (2), at least one digitizing and input station (D), and a reception assembly (2') for receiving slides that have been digitized in this way. Each slide feed and reception assembly (2, 2') includes at least one drawer (6) containing a removable magazine (11) which may be rotationally driven about a vertical axis and including at least one removable slide storage element (12). Transfer systems (14, 21) serve firstly to feed slides from a storage element (12) of the removable magazine (11) to a central turntable (15) which places the slides successively before various workstations including the digitizing and input station (D), and secondly transfer slides after digitizing from the central turntable (15) to a storage element (12) of a removable magazine (11) placed in said reception assembly (2'). The slide feed assembly (2) and the slide reception assembly (2') may be the same assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Data Fit International
    Inventor: Michel Fargeot