Computer Can Control Camera Patents (Class 348/207.11)
  • Patent number: 11122311
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including identifying recommended video clips for a user of a communication device according to a video viewing profile for the user and video subject matter information associated with a plurality of video clips, identifying an edge cloud server for facilitating network access by the communication device at a location, determining a reduced activity period for a data path between a video content server and the edge cloud server by comparing activity information for the data path and an activity threshold, directing the video content server to store the recommended video clips at the edge cloud server during the reduced activity period, and providing a listing of the recommended video clips to an application, where the communication device receives a video clip of the recommended video clips from the edge cloud server responsive to a selection of the video clip via the application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yali Liu, Zhengye Liu, Donglin Hu, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 11122148
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining parameters of devices that may have influenced generated content, and appending values of these parameters to the generated content for the benefit of other users. Devices near the location at which the content was generated may be selected, and parameters of these devices may be retrieved. These device parameters are often relevant to the generated content. Accordingly, the retrieved parameter values may be appended to the generated content for transmission along with the content. In this manner, other users may view both the content and the parameters of nearby devices that may have influenced the setting of the content, assisting users in, for example, recreating the content or its subject matter for themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Alok Kumar, Kuppappa Dandappa Harijan, Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11100159
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that enriches image metadata by taking a variety of structured and unstructured data associated with an image and integrating some or all of the structured and unstructured data into the metadata of the image. The enriched image metadata renders the image capable of being placed against other leveraging technologies, for example searching and feature-based sorting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CoreLogic Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Louis Troppe
  • Patent number: 11064132
    Abstract: A camera may include an image sensor configured to capture and measure light of a scene to be imaged. Control circuitry may be configured to control the image sensor to measure instances of the light captured in main exposure windows interspersed with test exposure windows. Timing of the main exposure windows may be adjusted based on luminance levels captured during the test exposure windows, for synchronization with a flickering waveform of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Amir Fruchtman, Eran Doron, Ariel Orfaig, Oded Monzon
  • Patent number: 11017735
    Abstract: A display panel includes: a first display area, including a plurality of first pixel units, wherein each of the first pixel units is provided with a first pixel driving circuit; a second display area, comprising a plurality of second pixel units, wherein the second pixel unit comprises a plurality of second sub-pixel units, and each of the second sub-pixel units is provided with a second sub-pixel driving circuit; and a plurality of switching units located within the second sub-pixels, wherein the switching units are connected between the second sub-pixel driving circuit and the corresponding source driving signal output terminal, and are configured to transmit, under control of a control signal, a data signal of the source driving signal output terminal to the second sub-pixel driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zongmin Liu, Liye Duan, Mengjun Hou
  • Patent number: 10997386
    Abstract: An image data transmission system and an image data transmission method are provided. The image data transmission system includes an image sensing device, a master device, and a serial transmission bus. The serial transmission bus electrically connects the image sensing device and the master device. The master device transmits a read command to the image sensing device through the serial transmission bus, and the image sensing device transmits a first data sequence to the master device through the serial transmission bus in response to the read command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Guangzhou Tyrafos Semiconductor Technologies Co., LTD
    Inventor: Keng-Li Chang
  • Patent number: 10936655
    Abstract: Security video searching device, systems, and methods determine behavior associated with each of a plurality of video clips captured by security devices, find video clips that include behavior indicative of search characteristics, and send the found video clips to a user. A search engine analyzes each of the plurality of video clips to determine behavior associated with the video clip and finds ones of the plurality of video clips where the behavior matches the search characteristics defined by of the user. Previously determined behavioral patterns associated with motion signals generated by the security devices may also be used to determine behavior within the video clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Michael Jason Mitura
  • Patent number: 10924774
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a live streaming interaction system including: a server, an anchor terminal and at least one viewer terminal that have a first communication connection to the server, and intelligent hardware having a second communication connection to the anchor terminal. The server receives a first control request from the viewer terminal, generate a corresponding second control request, and sends the second control request to the anchor terminal. The anchor terminal forwards the second control request to the intelligent hardware. The intelligent hardware then performs a corresponding operation according to the second control request and returns live streaming data to the viewer terminal through the server. As such, the intelligent hardware can support a live streaming process between a user at the anchor terminal and a user at the viewer terminal that can remotely control the intelligent hardware by using the viewer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Fuchun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10897564
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, method, and user interface to facilitate a camera sharing session between two or more users. A camera sharing session is initiated based on session configuration information comprising a user identifier of a user permitted to control image capturing at a camera communicatively coupled to a first device. A trigger request is received from the second device and in response, an image capture, which results in at least one image, is triggered at the camera and the image is transmitted to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Anthony Smith, Rajan Vaish
  • Patent number: 10878250
    Abstract: A system for determining a presence of a rail vehicle on a plurality of tracks that includes a first image capture device, a second image capture device, and at least one processor to receive first image data associated with a first image captured by the first image capture device, receive second image data associated with a second image captured by the second image capture device, determine a first track upon which a rail vehicle is predicted to be located based on the first image data associated with the first image, determine a second track upon which the rail vehicle is predicted to be located based on the second image data associated with the second image, and determine the track upon which the rail vehicle is located based on the first track and the second track. A method and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Kernwein
  • Patent number: 10880478
    Abstract: A camera comprises a memory configured to store a plurality of respective camera settings previously used by the camera when capturing images, a memory configured to store a plurality of image characteristics derived for previous captured images, a correlation processor configured to provide a correlation between stored image characteristics and stored respective camera settings, a detection processor configured to detect live image characteristics for a current live view obtained by the camera, the correlation processor being configured to identify stored respective camera settings most closely correlating to the live image characteristics, and the camera being configured to provide the identified camera settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: SONY EUROPE LIMITED, Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ayca Topalli
  • Patent number: 10838918
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products and a computer system, implement and use techniques for preserving referential integrity. A first input receiving component receives a first input selecting a target file within a first directory. A second input receiving component receives a second input selecting all files referenced by the target file. A transfer component automatically performs a moving or copying operation of all referenced files from a first directory to a second directory when a moving or copying operation of the target file is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary W. Abrams, Paula Besterman, Pamela S. Ross, Eric Woods
  • Patent number: 10803389
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a user's mental state in a terminal is provided. The apparatus includes a data collector configured to collect sensor data; a data processor configured to extract feature data from the sensor data; and a mental state determiner configured to provide the feature data to an inference model to determine the user's mental state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho-Sub Lee
  • Patent number: 10791278
    Abstract: A monitoring device is disclosed. The monitoring device includes a display configured to display an image acquired by a camera; and a processor configured to: control the display to display a panning control icon including an area corresponding to a panning range of the image, detect an input of selecting one point from the area of the panning control icon, determine a target panning direction based on a position of the selected one point on the panning control icon, perform panning on the image in the target panning direction, and display a direction marker at the position of the selected one point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Se Mi Jang
  • Patent number: 10771679
    Abstract: An image capturing control apparatus controls, in accordance with an end of an operation by a user on an image captured by an image capture apparatus, a parameter value according to the operation to be set in the image capture apparatus, and causes a display unit to display a display image which indicates the parameter value according to the operation and is different from the captured image. At a first time point in the middle of the operation by the user and before the parameter value according to the operation is set in the image capture apparatus, the display unit is caused to display the display image corresponding to the parameter value according to the operation at the first time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10728444
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for configuring an image capture device. A target activity context for a target object in an image is received by a computer system from the image capture device. A set of photographers for the target object is identified using target activity context. The set of photographers identified is sent to the image capture device. Responsive to receiving a selection of a photographer from the set of photographers from the image capture device, an inbound activity context for the photographer for the target object is sent to the image capture device, wherein the image capture device is configured to capture the image of the target object using the inbound activity context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dhandapani Shanmugam, Rahul Chenny, Siddique M. Adoni
  • Patent number: 10694116
    Abstract: When image data having a size larger than a size transmittable in a predetermined format is to be transmitted, an image transmission apparatus divides the image data in a raster scanning direction in a unit of a predetermined number of pixels and sequentially allocates the image data of the unit of a predetermined number of pixels to a plurality of divided images in an order of the raster scanning direction to divide the image data into the plurality of divided images, and outputs the plurality of divided images through a plurality of transmission paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10692230
    Abstract: A self-service terminal, such as an automated teller machine, can have a fascia, a display positioned on the fascia, and a depth sensing camera positioned on the fascia. The camera can capture a video stream of a hand-held document, such as a check, and capture a depth map stream of the hand-held document. A processor positioned in the self-service terminal can sequentially: determine, from the depth map stream, that the document is outside a specified range of distances away from the camera; present, on the display, instructions to reposition the document to be within the specified range of distances away from the camera; determine, from the depth map stream, that the document is within the specified range of distances away from the camera; and automatically capture an image of the document from the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew T. Anderson, Ian McFarlane Denny
  • Patent number: 10621737
    Abstract: An image fusion system provides a predicted alignment between images of different modalities and synchronization of the alignment, once acquired. A spatial tracker detects and tracks a position and orientation of an imaging device within an environment. A predicted pose of an anatomical feature can be determined, based on previously acquired image data, with respect to a desired position and orientation of the imaging device. When the imaging device is moved into the desired position and orientation, a relationship is established between the pose of the anatomical feature in the image data and the pose of the anatomical feature imaged by the imaging device. Based on tracking information provided by the spatial tracker, the relationship is maintained even when the imaging device moves to various positions during a procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jonathan William Piper
  • Patent number: 10602047
    Abstract: A photographing method in which a terminal device performs photographing is provided. The photographing method includes synchronizing a clock of the terminal device with a reference clock, and acquiring photographing clock time information indicating a photographing clock time which is based on the reference clock through a communication network. The photographing method also includes specifying a photographing delay time until the photographing is performed since photographing start in the terminal device, and photographing a subject at the photographing clock time indicated by the photographing clock time information. The photographing clock time being based on the clock of the terminal device already synchronized with the reference clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Yuki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10587803
    Abstract: A still image mode for recording still images or a moving image mode for recording moving images is sequentially judged as to whether or not communication with a remote control device has been disconnected (wireless connection status). When the disconnection of the communication with the remote control device is detected, the current imaging mode is automatically switched to an interval imaging mode with its base imaging mode such as a still image mode or a moving image mode being maintained. During the disconnection period, that is, until the re-establishment of the communication is detected, an operation of recording a still image or a moving image is repeated at predetermined time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yanagi
  • Patent number: 10588008
    Abstract: A control apparatus has one or more built-in functions that are selectively usable. The control apparatus includes a first communication unit conducting a first communication and a second communication unit conducting a second communication, a built-in function unit configured to execute the built-in function, and at least one control circuit. The control circuit determines which of the built-in functions is selected, determines whether there is an external device to execute an external function related to the selected built-in function based on the first communication, controls an icon display to present to a user that the selected built-in function is also executable by the external device, and causes the second communication unit to communicate with the external device through a second communication to execute the external function when the external device is selected in accordance with the icon display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akinobu Sato, Toshihiro Ogata, Kazuhiro Sato, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10582108
    Abstract: A method for enabling control, by a control device, of a video camera in a video surveillance system comprising a plurality of video cameras is disclosed. According to the method, first a signature of the control device is obtained from the control device. Information corresponding to the signature of the control device from a video stream generated by a video camera of the system is identified, and the control device is associated with the video camera that generated the video stream in which information corresponding to the signature of the control device has been identified, thereby enabling control of the video camera by the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eric Nassor, Naél Ouedraogo, Jonathan Taquet
  • Patent number: 10574941
    Abstract: Provided is an application stored in a computer-readable storage medium to perform a method of providing a video call service, the method including, in a first terminal, establishing a video call session between the first terminal and a second terminal; modulating and displaying an area of an image of a second user, except for an exposure area, the image of the second user being displayed in the first terminal; detecting a predetermined event during the video call session; and controlling a size of the exposure area based on the predetermined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HYPERCONNECT, INC.
    Inventors: Sang Il Ahn, Hyeok Choi
  • Patent number: 10497180
    Abstract: Method of displaying augmented reality, including initializing the user device, launching a utility for determining device coordinates and device orientation; transmitting, to a server, user device parameters, the device coordinates and the device orientation; ?MeH codec information for encoding received data; transmitting zero coordinates to server; continuously sending updated device coordinates and updated device orientation to the server; on server, inserting virtual objects into a virtual scene, using the zero coordinates and the updated device coordinates and orientation. Virtual camera duplicates movements of camera of the user device, and renders an image including inserted virtual objects on transparent background; encoding and transmitting the encoded image to the user device; continuing to transmit encoded images based on updated virtual objects, updated coordinates and orientation, as a video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: OOO “AI-EKSP”
    Inventors: Denis Perfilev, Pavel Samsonov
  • Patent number: 10499107
    Abstract: A method for controlling a television system including a television device and a controller device includes: detecting a fingerprint; analyzing the fingerprint to obtain an input fingerprint identification containing information regarding the fingerprint; identifying a pre-stored fingerprint identification matching the input fingerprint identification, and identifying a user-profile associated with the pre-stored fingerprint identification; and controlling operation of the television device based on the identified user-profile. The user-profile includes one or more of an age of the user, a channel list, a preset signal source, a preset video quality, and a preset audio quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TP VISION HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Azmathulla Baig
  • Patent number: 10462411
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for video analytics of captured video content. In some examples, information may be received from a host processing system for a camera to capture video content. The camera may be a surveillance camera or a camera located with a display device. Video analytics may be performed on the captured video and the captured video content may be encoded. Data associated with the video analytics may then be sent to the host processing system. In some examples, the data as well as encoded captured video content or streaming video may be sent via communication channels included in an interconnect. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen Hsiang Chew, Boon Hee Thomas Kam, Esther Chee Hsiang Cheng, Ivan Yu Kit Ho
  • Patent number: 10423564
    Abstract: Examples of a competing device for universal serial bus data routing are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computing device may include one or more processors, a memory, and a data store. The computing device may also include a first universal serial bus (USB) connection port to communicatively couple an attached computing device to the host computing device, and a second USB connection port to communicatively couple a peripheral device to the host computing device. The computing device may further include a USB data routing module stored in the memory and executing on at least one of the one or more processors to route data between the attached computing device and the peripheral device via the host computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fletcher Liverance, Thomas J Flynn
  • Patent number: 10382677
    Abstract: A method and system for remote control photography using a smart watch and smart terminal that communicate via a Serial Port Profile (SPP) protocol. The smart watch controls the smart terminal to capture a photograph that is then processed by the smart terminal to have a size and resolution compatible with a display of the smart watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng Zeng
  • Patent number: 10367988
    Abstract: A data processing system (S) is configured so as mutually register transmission destinations between devices performing communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Otani, Jun Hosoda, Kazuya Nara, Yuji Kuriyama, Yoshinori Tomidokoro, Toshiya Kiso, Takuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10322527
    Abstract: A kneader internal inspection device according to the present invention suspends and supports a photographing unit, which is arranged in an interior of a kneader and which photographs the interior, so as to be vertically movable in the interior of the kneader. Therefore, such a kneader internal inspection device is capable of easily inspecting the interior of the kneader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chitaka Manabe, Eiji Takahashi, Toshihide Fukui, Hodaka Miura
  • Patent number: 10311064
    Abstract: A method and device relate to prioritizing content items stored on a device and, more particularly, relate to automatically ordering highest priority content items stored on a device according to multiple criteria. The method and device enabling presentation, on a display of the device, the high priority content items in order of their total priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick J. Pollak
  • Patent number: 10284821
    Abstract: In a case where an Add VideoEncoderConfiguation command received by a communication unit 1005 includes a second identifier and a VideoEncoderConfiguration stored in a storage unit 1002 is added to a media profile stored in the storage unit 1002, an imaging apparatus removes the VideoEncoderConfiguration from the MediaProflie stored in the storage unit 1002 and reads a VideoEncoderConfiguration2 associated with the second identifier, which the command received by the communication unit 1005 includes, from the storage unit 1002, and adds the read VideoEncoderConfiguration2 to the MediaProflie stored in the storage unit 1002.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10269098
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, systems and methods are provided for computer-implemented removal of haze, fog, cloudiness and/or other undesired noise from digital imagery. The disclosed technology may be carried out automatically or semi-autonomously, with input from a user. Systems and methods generally involve detecting and isolating certain portions, regions, and/or objects found in a digital image. Depending on their detected depth of field and/or other parameters, certain changes are selectively implemented to reduce the appearance of the detected haze, fog, cloudiness and/or other undesired noise. User input may be employed to further improve certain characteristics of the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Chun Ming Tsang
  • Patent number: 10231004
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a recording application executed at a processor on a server. The recording application receives a request to record electronic content. The request is received from a client device via a first network connection between the server and the client device. A second network connection between a content provider and the client is used to provide the electronic content from the content provider to the client device. In response to receiving the request, the recording application establishes a third network connection between the server and the content provider. The recording application stores the electronic content provided via the third network connection. The electronic content is stored to a computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Rajnikanth Codavalli
  • Patent number: 10218292
    Abstract: Provided is an active positioning encoder, comprising: a display device, said display device being used for displaying at least a first pattern; a reading device, said reading device comprising at least a first read head, the first read head being used for reading the first pattern in order to obtain an image signal; a signal processing device, said signal processing device performing signal processing on the image signal of the first read head in order to determine the single-dimensional positioning of the first read head relative to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Jiaotong University
    Inventors: Peisen S. Huang, Junbin Zhang, Zonghao Chen, Jian Gao
  • Patent number: 10204116
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for image metadata enrichment. Image metadata enrichment can be accomplished by taking a variety of structured and unstructured data associated with an image and integrating some or all of the structured and unstructured data into the metadata of the image. The enriched image metadata renders the image capable of being placed against other leveraging technologies, for example searching and feature-based sorting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CoreLogic Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Louis Troppe
  • Patent number: 10205867
    Abstract: In a photographing method in which a terminal device performs photographing, a clock of the terminal device is synchronized with a clock of a server that is a reference, photographing clock time information indicating a photographing clock time based on the clock is acquired through a network, and the photographing is performed at the photographing clock time indicated by the photographing clock time information based on the clock of the terminal device already synchronized with the clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Yuki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10178250
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display, a position detector that detects a position in a display surface of the display and a hardware processor. The hardware processor, in response to detection of the position with which an object has been in contact, detects a portable device; establishes a communication path with the portable device; detects a continuation state based on a state of the portable device or a state of the information processing apparatus; in the case where the communication path is established with the portable device, and the portable device is detected, switches to a cooperation mode; in the case where the portable device is no longer detected, if the continuation state is detected, maintains the cooperation mode; and in the case where the portable device is no longer detected, if the continuation state is not detected, switches from the cooperation mode to the single mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shoko Haba, Yoichi Kurumasa, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Ryosuke Nishimura, Mie Kawabata, Zhenhuan Qu
  • Patent number: 10133932
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, an image recognition unit, a character information acquisition unit, and a communication unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an image. The image recognition unit recognizes image characteristic information acquired by the image acquisition unit. The character information acquisition unit acquires character information from the characteristic information recognized by the image recognition unit. The communication unit communicates the character information acquired by the character information acquisition unit to a guide information retrieval device that retrieves guide information from the character information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu Sato, Takashi Suzuki, Yoichi Yoshida, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10116859
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a photographic information acquisition unit, a scene/subject discrimination unit, an assist information retrieval unit, and a display unit. The photographic information acquisition unit acquires photographic information. The scene/subject discrimination unit discriminates a photographic scene or a subject based on the photographic information. The assist information retrieval unit retrieves assist information concerning a lens corresponding to a discrimination result of the photographic scene or the subject. The display unit displays the retrieved assist information. The assist information includes lens-related assist information which includes a sample image showing an example corresponding to a lens, a type of a lens, a specification of the lens, and a setting of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Maki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10104278
    Abstract: In an aspect of the present invention, assignment and a rotation direction of a pan motor and a tilt motor of each key of a cross key are set on the basis of the installation posture of the camera. Accordingly, it is possible to operate the cross key without discomfort when the camera is caused to perform a pan operation or a tilt operation using the cross key. Further, if the camera is caused to perform the pan operation using the cross key and a specific condition under which a video rotates is discriminated from a tilt angle, a display of a corresponding icon of the cross key is switched from a first icon indicating an up and down direction or a left and right direction to a second icon indicating a rotation direction. Accordingly, it is possible not to cause discomfort even when a video rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Oshima, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10104331
    Abstract: A video imaging system, and more particularly, a modular video imaging system having a control module connectable to multiple input modules. The input modules each capable of receiving differing types of image data from different types of cameras including stereoscopic camera configurations and processing the image data into a format recognizable by the control module. The control unit providing general functions such as user interface and general image processing that is not camera specific including the generation of a 3D image stream formed by combining two image streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc R. Amling, Timothy King, Grant deGoede, Lisa Blake
  • Patent number: 10097683
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes an acceleration sensor configured to detect an acceleration value, a controller configured to determine, based on the acceleration value, movement state of user of the mobile electronic device, a first input unit configured to receive input of information enabling unlocking of a security lock state in which a security lock is effective, and a second input unit configured to receive input of biological information enabling unlocking of the security lock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Okamoto, Haruyoshi Oshinome
  • Patent number: 9998668
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus which corrects uneven exposure caused when a sensor-shift image stabilization and an electronic front curtain reset are used concurrently. The imaging apparatus includes: a camera shake detector configured to detect a camera shake; an imaging device configured to capture e a subject image; an image stabilizer configured to move the imaging device in a plane perpendicular to an optical axis; an electronic front curtain configured to reset electric charges accumulated in the imaging device; a mechanical shutter configured to switch between blocking and passing of a subject image to be collected onto the imaging device; and an image stabilization controller configured to produce an image stabilization signal from the camera shake detected by the camera shake detector and configured to control the image stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mikio Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9973732
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods, apparatuses, and systems for facilitating video communications between users in environments including a plurality of imaging devices. For example, an environment can include first and second imaging devices having associated fields of view providing multiple perspectives of a user. Upon initiating a video communication session, a network device can receive image data from the imaging devices to determine an identity of a user. A user profile of the user can include preferences for the communication, such as device selection, zoom selection, audio selection, subject framing, and the like. Further, the network device can utilize machine learned algorithms to determine an optimal view of the user for the video communication based on the fields of view associated with each imaging device. The network device can intelligently add users to a communication session and provide output to devices to provide a seamless videoconferencing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeromey Russell Goetz
  • Patent number: 9967447
    Abstract: An information processing system of this invention includes an image pickup apparatus, a handheld apparatus, and a wearable apparatus. The image pickup apparatus receives a pickup instruction from the handheld apparatus, executes image pickup processing in response to the pickup instruction, and transmits event information about the image pickup processing to the handheld apparatus. The handheld apparatus transmits the pickup instruction to the image pickup apparatus, sets one of a plurality of operation modes to operate in accordance with the set operation mode, receives the event information from the image pickup apparatus, selectively transfers the event information to the wearable apparatus, and executes processing corresponding to the event information if the event information is not transferred to the wearable apparatus. The wearable apparatus receives the event information from the handheld apparatus, and executes processing corresponding to the event information if the event information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9961268
    Abstract: On a display screen of a display unit which displays an image captured by an imaging unit, the image capturing direction and the zoom magnification for a specified imaging region to be captured by the imaging unit are determined. If the determined image capturing direction is out of a range of the image capturing direction of the imaging unit that can be changed, the zoom magnification of the imaging unit is restricted to be lower than the zoom magnification determined in the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9961214
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image shooting apparatus includes an imaging unit, a transmission unit, and a processor that is configured to acquire an image captured by the imaging unit to generate a shot image and control the transmission unit to transmit, to an information acquiring apparatus, (i) the shot image, and (ii) instruction information for instructing the information acquiring apparatus to acquire supplementary information, with a shooting instruction. The supplementary information is information which is acquired by a sensor of the information acquiring apparatus and which is to be added to the transmitted shot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9953191
    Abstract: A display information protection system includes a management system that stores a plurality of display information protection policies and that may provide any of the display information protection policies through a network. An endpoint device is coupled to the management system through the network and stores a display information protection policy that may have been automatically populated or received from the management system. The endpoint device displays a plurality of information and may determine that a first subset of the plurality of information that has been provided for display is defined by the display information protection policy. In response to detecting the first display information protection event and determining that the first subset of a plurality of information is defined by the display information protection policy, the endpoint device obfuscates the display of the first subset of the plurality of information on the endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Hamlin, Charles D. Robison, Jr.