Camera Connected To Computer Patents (Class 348/207.1)
  • Patent number: 9450767
    Abstract: A PCEF for setting a PCC rule in a mobile communication network includes: a receiver for receiving a command message including a monitoring key list including at least one monitoring key corresponding to a PCC rule and a number of instances monitored in a corresponding service, from a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF); a setting unit for setting the PCC rule based on the command message and setting a monitoring key according to the at least one monitoring key; and a monitoring processor for setting a range of monitoring in consideration of the number of instances and the at least one monitoring key, and performing monitoring based on the set range of the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Han-Na Lim, Song-Yean Cho, Jung-Je Son, Sang-Soo Jeong, Min Young Chung, Bum-Gon Choi
  • Patent number: 9449058
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for presenting instances of selected records in a vertical, side-by-side arrangement. According to one embodiment, presenting a view of data from a table of a database can comprise presenting a first tabular view of the data. In this first tabular view, each of a plurality of records of the table can be presented as a row of the tabular view and each field of each record can be presented as a column. Additionally, each column can include a heading associated with and identifying the fields of the records. A selection of two or more records of the plurality of records can be received and a second tabular view of the data of the selected records can be generated. The headings and rows from the first tabular view can comprise columns of the second tabular view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Sanej Chandrasenan Nair
  • Patent number: 9451120
    Abstract: A file managing method for a digital apparatus includes (a) establishing a folder corresponding to a file type generated in an operational mode of the digital apparatus, and (b) storing a file according to its file type to the folder corresponding to the file type established in step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventor: Chih-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 9436360
    Abstract: Systems and method for capturing content for sharing are disclosed. In some aspects, a content capturing application is instantiated on a first computing device. A visual output providing application is instantiated for execution within the content capturing application. The visual output providing application does not execute independently of the content capturing application. The visual output providing application is configured to display an image. The image displayed by the visual output providing application is provided for presentation via the first computing device. At least a portion of the image displayed by the visual output providing application is captured via operation of the content capturing application. The captured at least the portion of the image displayed by the visual output providing application is transmitted via a network to a second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mahieu, Shawn Erickson
  • Patent number: 9430723
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for managing printing device software. The method includes receiving, at a computing device, a request to print a document file. The method also includes receiving a selection of a particular printing device with which to print the document file. The method further includes performing a search operation to determine whether a printer driver for the particular printing device is stored on the first computing device. Additionally, the method includes causing a data transfer of the printer driver from a server onto the first computing device over a wide area network upon determining that the printer driver is not stored on the computing device. Further, the method includes converting, using the printer driver, the document file into a print job. The method also includes transmitting, to the particular printing device, instructions to execute the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Debashis Panda
  • Patent number: 9424629
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup element which obtains an original image, a storage unit which stores a first optical transfer function different depending on an image pickup condition and on a position in the original image and an image restoration filter or a function designed to generate a second optical transfer function, a data obtaining unit which obtains the first optical transfer function when the aperture value is less than a predetermined value, and the image restoration filter or the second optical transfer function generated based on the function designed to generate the second optical transfer function when the aperture value is not less than the predetermined value, a filter generating unit which generates an image restoration filter based on the first or second optical transfer function, and an image processing unit which generates the restored image by using the image restoration filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koshi Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 9413979
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus receives an instruction to recapture an image last captured in a multiple exposure shooting mode after a first number of images in the multiple exposure shooting mode are acquired. The imaging apparatus generates an image into which an image captured in the multiple exposure shooting mode and a second number of images are multiple combined, the second number of images being the first number of images excluding the image last captured. The imaging apparatus displays, on a display unit, a first image obtained by multiple combining the first number of images and a second image obtained by multiple combining the second number of images after the first number of images are acquired in the multiple exposure shooting mode and before the instruction to recapture the image is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayoshi Ohdate, Kazuhiko Sugie
  • Patent number: 9405939
    Abstract: A non-volatile mass storage device is provided comprising memory circuitry accessible to a host data processing device via a communication link. The non-volatile mass storage device comprises processing circuitry for locally accessing the memory circuitry of the file system and is capable of triggering generation of a file for storage on the memory circuitry by connection of the non-volatile mass storage device to the host data processing device. The generated file comprises information dependent upon a state of the non-volatile mass storage device. A corresponding method of operating a non-volatile mass storage device is provided and a computer program is provided for obtaining the information dependent upon the state of the non-volatile mass storage device, for locally accessing the memory circuitry and for generating the file for storage on the memory circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ARM LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon Andrew Ford, Christopher James Styles
  • Patent number: 9407874
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for investigating an insurance claim. A system may be configured to perform operations including establishing a video conferencing session with a mobile device associated with an insurance product and providing a user interface configured to provide a claims adjuster with remote control of a set of functions on the mobile device associated with the insurance product during the video conferencing session. The operations further include receiving, via the user interface, instructions for requesting the mobile device to perform at least one function in the set of functions on the mobile device and transmitting, to the mobile device, a request to perform the at least one function on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Esurance Insurance Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Laurentino, Philip Rodoni
  • Patent number: 9405774
    Abstract: A device may receive multiple images captured by a user device; and determine an event based on at least one of: attributes of the multiple images, information regarding a user associated with the multiple images, or information regarding the user device. The device may determine attributes of the event; identify, based on the attributes of the multiple the images and the attributes of the event, particular images, of the multiple images, associated with the event; generate a digital image album that includes one or more of the particular images; and output the digital image album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rahim Charania, Joseph E. Berger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9402018
    Abstract: Approaches are described for managing the processing of images or video on a computing device. A portable computing device can include one or more dedicated components, such as an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) or other dedicated processor component, to be integrated into the computing device to perform at least a portion of the imaging processing of captured images or video. For example, the dedicated processor component can enable the offloading of basic image signal processing, as well as higher level or “machine vision” processing from the device processor of the device. In this way, the dedicated processor component can perform signal processing for which the input is an image (or video), and where image or video data can be analyzed, interpreted and/or manipulated to generate an output, the output of image processing being either an image or a set of characteristics or parameters related to the image. The output can be provided to a device processor for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Smita Neglur
  • Patent number: 9402096
    Abstract: A system and method for incorporating one or more additional video objects into input video data to produce output video data. A method includes retrieving the input video data, analyzing the input video data to identify one or more desired visual attributes for the one or more additional video objects to possess when incorporated into the input video data, creating instructions for generating additional video data comprising the one or more additional video objects having the one or more desired visual attributes and transmitting at least the instructions to a first remote system that has already received at least part of the input video data, the instructions being useable by the remote system to generate the additional video data for incorporation into the input video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: MirriAd Advertising Limited
    Inventors: Julien Fauqueur, Simon Cuff, Philip McLauchlan
  • Patent number: 9396466
    Abstract: Upon a user switching-on an appliance with an appliance SIM card of a home telecommunication network, the appliance attaches to the home telecommunication network. The user sets the appliance for association of the user with the appliance. The appliance requests a token to the home telecommunication network. The request includes an appliance identifier of the card. An Identity Linking Function server of the home telecommunication network generates the token, associates the token and the appliance identifier of the card, and provides the token. The user registers a user name and password. The appliance media site server creates a user account for the user with the user name and password. The user submits an identifier of the home telecommunication network, and the appliance media site server redirects the user towards the home telecommunication network with information for further return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Monjas Llorente, Carolina Canales Valenzuela
  • Patent number: 9398095
    Abstract: A method in a system for sending a picture from an electronic mobile device to an electronic device is provided. The picture is to be sent over a wireless communications network. The system comprises the electronic mobile device, the wireless communications network, and the electronic device, and the electronic mobile device comprises a camera unit. The camera unit captures a high resolution picture. The electronic mobile device creates a low resolution picture based on the high resolution picture. The electronic mobile device sends the low resolution picture to the electronic device, and, when a quality of resources in the wireless communications network is above a threshold, sends the high resolution picture to at least one database for storage. Further, such a system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Rodrigo Terra Rios, Mathias Jensen
  • Patent number: 9386298
    Abstract: An image sensor frame rate can be increased by “interlaced” mode operation whereby only half the number of lines (alternating between odd and even lines) of an image is transported to the readout circuitry. This halves the integration time but also halves the resolution of the sensor. The reduction is tolerable for motion characterization as long as sufficient image resolution remains. Accordingly, in one embodiment, an image sensor operated in an interlaced fashion is first exposed to a scene under a first illumination form (e.g., narrowband illumination), and a first set of alternating (horizontal or vertical) lines constituting half of the pixels is read out of the array; the sensor is then exposed to the same scene under a second illumination form (e.g., existing ambient illumination with the illumination source turned off), and a second set of alternating lines, representing the other half of the pixel array, is read out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Leap Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: David Holz
  • Patent number: 9377848
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to control a transmission of an image to an external device, a shifting unit configured to shift a mode between an operation mode and a standby mode, a selection unit configured to select whether to permit shifting to the standby mode based on a user operation, and a determination unit configured to determine a type of the external device, wherein in a case where the determination unit determines that the type of the external device is a first type, the control unit enables transmission of an image to the external device in a mode associated with the first type without selection, and wherein in a case where the determination unit determines that the type of the external device is a second type, the control unit enables transmission of an image to the external device after selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9380197
    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: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen Hsiang Chew, Boon Hee Kam, Esther Chee Hsiang Cheng, Ivan Yu Kit Ho
  • Patent number: 9350910
    Abstract: An operation device includes an operation unit, a command generation unit configured to generate an operation command for an imaging device provided in the operation unit, a wireless communication unit configured to transmit the operation command to the imaging device, and receive image data transmitted from the imaging device, based on a QoS representing a priority of transmission/reception, and a QoS setting unit configured to set a QoS of a priority command to a value which is higher than a QoS of the image data when the operation command generated by the command generation unit is the priority command having a higher transmission priority than the image data received by the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Shinya Kawasaki, Akihiko Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Toyoda
  • Patent number: 9348423
    Abstract: A device for processing data includes a first input port for receiving color image data from a first image sensor and a second input port for receiving depth-related image data from a second image sensor. Processing circuitry generates a depth map using the depth-related image data. At least one output port conveys the depth map and the color image data to a host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Evgeny Spektor, Zafrir Mor, Dmitri Rais
  • Patent number: 9350913
    Abstract: Various approaches provide for detecting and recognizing text to enable a user to perform various functions or tasks. For example, a user could point a camera at an object with text, in order to capture an image of that object. The camera can be integrated with a portable computing device that is capable of taking the image and processing the image (or providing the image for processing) to recognize, identify, and/or isolate the text in order to send the image of the object as well as recognized text to an application, function, or system, such as an electronic marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Wiggen Kraft, Kathy Wing Lam Ma, Xiaofan Lin, Arnab Sanat Kumar Dhua, Yu Lou
  • Patent number: 9350880
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus. An image sequence acquisition section acquires an image sequence including a plurality of images. A sorting information acquisition section analyzes the individual images included in the image sequence, and acquires sorting information corresponding to the images on the basis of an analysis result. An image sequence generation section generates, based on the sorting information, one or a plurality of pieces of information indicating an image sequence which includes at least part of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kimura, Atsushi Hirano, Hitoshi Okamoto, Kengo Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 9344588
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connectable to a contents providing apparatus obtains a list of the identifiers of contents saved in the contents providing apparatus, and obtains accessibility information of the contents saved in the contents providing apparatus. Based on the obtained accessibility information, the information processing apparatus specifies at least one identifier of contents set to be accessible, among the identifiers of the obtained list. The information processing apparatus sets the specified identifier as parameters of a first program for accepting a user operation of designating the content. The information processing apparatus specifies the at least one identifier using a second program different from the first program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 9344680
    Abstract: A server obtains video data and layout information. The layout information includes at least a portion of identification information and status information associated with each other. The status information relates to a display condition of each of a plurality of captured images in a video display region. The server judges whether a specific captured image is included in the video display region. The server determines update frequency information when the specific captured image is not included in the video display region. The update frequency information sets a portion of a plurality of inter-frame coded image data included in the video data of the second communication device as a non-target for transmission. The server transmits the video data in which the portion of the plurality of inter-frame coded image data are not included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Oike
  • Patent number: 9332176
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof include an image communication camera including an image sensor is installed to be movable up and down at an upper portion of the display apparatus, and protrudes from the display apparatus when in use; an image processor processing an image signal sensed by the image sensor; a display displaying the processed image signal; a sensor sensing the position of the image communication camera; a power supply supplying components of the display apparatus; and a controller controlling the power supply to supply electric power to the image communication camera if the image communication camera is moved up, and cut off the electric power to the image communication camera if the image communication camera is moved down. Thus, it is possible to determine whether the image communication camera and the microphone operate or not based on the position of the image communication camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-ick Jang, Se-jun Kim, Chang-yong Kim
  • Patent number: 9332578
    Abstract: A method facilitates establishment of wireless pairing connections between wireless electronic devices by: initiating, at a first device, a connection utility that enables the first device to establish a wireless connection with at least one second device; capturing an image of a selected second device, representing a second device to which a wireless connection is desired; and scanning for identifying information about each discoverable second device that is within a connection range of the first device. The method further includes: forwarding the captured image and any detected identifying information to a wireless connectivity assist (WCA) service; receiving wireless connection setup and configuration (WCSC) instructions from the WCA service; and establishing the wireless connection with the selected second device utilizing wireless connection setup and configuration (WCSC) instructions received from the WCA service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Scott P. Debates, Francis W. Forest
  • Patent number: 9319668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for generating real-time motion video. The method comprises receiving, at a video processing device, calibration data from a memory in an image sensor unit, the calibration data relating to properties of the image sensor unit. The video processing device receiving real-time raw image data from the image sensor unit via a communication cable and a communication protocol. The video processing device processing the real-time raw image data received from the image sensor unit, where the processing includes adjusting received image data based on at least part of the received calibration data and encoding the image data to a predetermined video format, and outputting the processed image data in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Per Kannermark, Stefan Lundberg
  • Patent number: 9317893
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for fitting a mesh to an image of a document page and correcting a distortion in the image of the document page using the mesh. A rectangular-form mesh may be overlaid on a displayed document image. Corner points in the rectangular-form mesh may be moved to coincide with corner points of a document page in the displayed document image, and a corner-aligned mesh may be overlaid on the displayed document image. A cubic Bezier curve may be fit to the top edge of the document page, a cubic Bezier curve may be fit to the bottom edge of the document page and an edge-aligned mesh may be overlaid on the displayed image. An inverse projective transformation may be applied to the patches of the mesh to correct the distortion in the image of the document page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Shao-hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 9313472
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes a second communication control unit, a first communication control unit and a communication unit. The second communication control unit controls the communication unit so as to transmit information of a face image serving as identification information to identify a specific subject to one other image capture apparatus. The first communication control unit controls the communication unit so as to receive from the other image capture apparatus, from among images captured by the image capture unit included in each image capture apparatus, an image in which a subject designated by the transmitted face image is captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouichi Saitou
  • Patent number: 9294741
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit that generates first image data by an imaging process; a receiving unit that receives view angle change request information to instruct a change in angle of view on which an imaging process is performed, and number-of-pixels information related to the number of pixels of a display unit of an operation terminal; an image cropping unit that sets an area of part of a first image data as a crop area based on the view angle change request information and the number-of-pixels information, and crops a second image data included in the crop area; and a transmitting unit that transmits the second image data to the operation terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Azami
  • Patent number: 9282250
    Abstract: A photography apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to image a subject and acquire photographed image data; a display unit configured to perform an image display; and a control unit; wherein the control unit executes reading processing for reading out, from a storage medium which stores template information arranged to fit and display photographed image data imaged by the imaging unit into a target region within display screen data according to a predetermined display format, the template information, wherein instruction information for instructing what sort of image should be photographed as the photographed image data to be fit and displayed in the target region is correlated therewith, and instruction information display control processing for controlling the display unit so as to display the instruction information in a correlated manner with the target region, in accordance with the template information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Gotoh, Daisuke Mochizuki, Miruka Ishii, Tsunayuki Ohwa
  • Patent number: 9273854
    Abstract: A wireless transmission device, arranged inside a display object or connected with the display object, includes a power supply interface, an initialization setting button, a wireless transmission unit, a processing unit, and a storage unit. The input end of the power supply interface is connected with the power supply end of the display object, the output end of the power supply interface is connected with the wireless transmission unit and the processing unit respectively, and the initialization setting button and the storage unit are connected with the processing unit respectively. A unique identification assigned to the display object is stored in the storage unit. Initialization setting of the wireless transmission device is implemented by pressing the initialization setting button, and the processing unit transmits out the identification, orientation, and/or predetermined viewable angle of the display object constantly or regularly via the wireless transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Ting Yan Lee, Chun Sang Ma
  • Patent number: 9270951
    Abstract: A monitoring camera control terminal and a monitoring camera apparatus respectively correspond to a plurality of protocols defining messages instructing a variety of settings and operations between the monitoring camera control terminal and the monitoring camera apparatus, and the monitoring camera control terminal uses a first protocol to request the monitoring camera apparatus for information related to the monitoring camera apparatus, receives the requested information from the monitoring camera apparatus, and if the requested information does not match the setting or operation information recorded in a storage part of the monitoring camera control terminal, changes the first protocol to a second protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI INDUSTRY & CONTROL SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Moribe, Masuo Oku, Minoru Koizumi, Tomoichi Ebata, Nagamasa Mizushima
  • Patent number: 9253527
    Abstract: A social multi-camera interactive live engagement (SMILE) system including video and audio processing arrays performs an audio-video processing method. The method includes receiving multiple video streams from distinct sources and preparing multiple distinct composited video streams from the multiple video streams. Each of the distinct composited video streams configures video images from a different selected one of the multiple video streams in a primary region and video images from remaining ones of the multiple video streams in respective secondary regions adjacent to the primary region. The method include streaming the multiple distinct composited video streams configured for presentation in a user interface to a client device, at different times determined in response to user selection input from the client device, and more detailed aspects, supporting a novel user interface design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: SMILETIME INC
    Inventor: Jason Hall
  • Patent number: 9245341
    Abstract: During an information-extraction technique, visual suitability indicators may be displayed to a user of the electronic device to assist the user in acquiring an image of a document that is suitable for subsequent extraction of textual information. For example, an imaging application executed by the electronic device may display, in a window associated with the imaging application, a visual suitability indicator of a tilt orientation of the electronic device relative to a plane of the document. When the tilt orientation falls within a predefined range, the electronic device may modify the visual suitability indicators to provide visual feedback to the user. Then, the electronic device may acquire the image of the document using an imaging device, which is integrated into the electronic device. Next, the electronic device may extract the textual information from the image of the document using optical character recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Sammy Lee, Grace Pariante, Eugene Krivopaltsev, Sreeneel K. Maddika, Bobby G. Bray, Jr., Andrew B. Firstenberger
  • Patent number: 9202324
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system and method of interactive verification of an immigration card holder's identity and using a communication device to provide a covert alarm to alert immigration personnel in the event of immigration security breaches. Specifically, using an electronic immigration card with a coded frame displayed thereon that includes one or more hot corners and hyperlinks or icons embedded within the coded frame, which is activated for display when image capturing means scans the coded frame. Upon activation, a hyperlink or icon may be engaged for controlling interactive media content pursuant to a control command associated with the one icon or hyperlink. The media content may include authenticating information, e.g. security questions, photographs and the like. Because the interactive media content is not visible prior to the coded frame being scanned, the immigration card has varied layers of securing the information electronically stored thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Isaac S. Daniel
  • Patent number: 9202435
    Abstract: A correction device for a display device includes a detection unit which detects the measured XYZ values of a CIE1931 color system; a first conversion unit which calculates the measured X10Y10Z10 values of a CIE1964 color system based on the measured XYZ values with reference to the characteristics of the display device; a second conversion unit which calculates the target X10Y10Z10 values of the CIE1964 color system based on the target XYZ values representing tristimulus values of a target color in the CIE1931 color system; a correction value calculation unit which compares the measured X10Y10Z10 values with the target X10Y10Z10 values so as to produce a correction value which allows those values to match each other; a correction value calibration unit which rewrites the correction value with a correction value of the CIE1931 color system; and a compensation unit which performs color correction on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuuichi Fujimura, Katsuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 9201974
    Abstract: An approach is provided for incorporating media elements from content items into associated locations presented by a location-based view. A media element platform determines one or more locations associated with at least one location-based view. The media element platform further determines one or more content items associated with the one or more locations. The media element platform also processes the one or more content items to extract one or more media elements. The media element platform further causes a presentation of the one or more media elements in the at least one location-based view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Jukka Antero Holm, Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi, Antti Johannes Eronen
  • Patent number: 9203993
    Abstract: A display system includes an image forming apparatus, and a tablet terminal transmitting/receiving information to/from image forming apparatus through wireless communication. The Image forming apparatus detects the tablet terminal, and establishes wireless communication with the detected tablet terminal through a wireless communication driver. When wireless communication is established, the image forming apparatus transmits a display request requesting display of operation information (operation manual) related to the currently ongoing operation, to the tablet terminal. Receiving the display request transmitted from the image forming apparatus, the tablet terminal displays the requested operation information (manual) of the operation manual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohito Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9201493
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a conversion unit configured to convert data, an estimation unit configured to estimate a size after conversion of the data by the conversion unit before the conversion unit converts the data, and a notification unit configured to notify another communication apparatus of the size estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoki Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9201976
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system and method of interactive verification of an immigration card holder's identity. Specifically, by using an electronic immigration card with a coded frame displayed thereon that includes one or more hot corners with one or more hyperlinks or icons embedded within the coded frame, that is activated for display when image capturing means scans the coded frame. Upon activation, a hyperlink or icon may be engaged for controlling interactive multimedia content pursuant to a control command associated with the one icon or hyperlink. The multimedia content may include authenticating information, e.g. security questions, a photograph and the like. Because the interactive multimedia content is not visible prior to the coded frame being scanned, the immigration card has varied layers of securing the information electronically stored thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Isaac S. Daniel
  • Patent number: 9204103
    Abstract: An improved technique for storing and processing video data includes separating video data derived from a video camera into multiple video fragments, distributing the video fragments to different computing nodes of a network, and performing parallel image processing on the video fragments in a distributed manner, by the respective computing nodes that receive the video data. Examples of image processing include pattern matching, such as facial recognition, and license plate matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Zhang, Bo Huang, Qiang Zou, Qin Xin, Qi Bao
  • Patent number: 9195680
    Abstract: There is provided a network system in which image data items are uploaded from a plurality of user terminals to a server and images are opened to public among the users. The system includes a category division unit configured to divide the works classified into the categories into a first group of works with each of which the counted browse request number of times is greater than or equal to a predetermined number, and a second group of works other than the works in the first group, and classify one of the first and second groups of the divided works as another category different from the categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Houjou
  • Patent number: 9196029
    Abstract: A threshold setting device, an object detection device, a threshold setting method, and a computer readable storage medium are shown. According to one implementation, the threshold setting device includes, an image acquisition unit, a ratio acquisition unit, and a setting unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an image including a specific object. The ratio acquisition unit acquires ratio information related to a ratio of a plurality of colors present in the specific object. The setting unit sets, based on the ratio information acquired by the ratio acquisition unit, a threshold used in a binarization process performed on the image including the specific object acquired by the image acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Teshima
  • Patent number: 9176703
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. The mobile terminal shares screens with at least one external electronic device. A capture image of a screen of an electronic device is shared with an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Miyoung Kim, Keumsung Hwang
  • Patent number: 9179058
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for controlling a network video camera with physical privacy feedback to capture one or more images of a scene. For example, computing device, a method, and a computer-program product may be provided. The computing device may include one or more lenses and one or more blocking mechanisms, wherein the one or more blocking mechanisms are configured to selectively block the one or more lenses from capturing video images, and wherein the one or more blocking mechanisms include a physical body that provides visible feedback that the one or more lenses are blocked. The computing device, method, and computer-program product may include detecting movement of a blocking mechanism from a first position in which a lens is exposed to a second position in which the lens is blocked, and capturing one or more images of a scene, wherein the one or more images of the scene are captured when the movement of the blocking mechanism is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ohad Zeira, Thorben Neu, Jon Plummer, Peter Taylor, Paer Saangloef, Dale Honda, Steve Lane, Joseph August, Matt Glidden, Oliver Duncan Seil, Michael Wick
  • Patent number: 9172889
    Abstract: Electronic devices may have camera modules that include an image sensor and processing circuitry. The image sensor may capture an image from a scene. The processing circuitry may extract image statistics and exposure levels from the image. The processing circuitry may use the image statistics and the exposure levels to generate a first exposure time, a second exposure time, and gain settings for the image sensor. The image sensor may capture additional images from the scene having long-exposure image pixel values that are captured using the first exposure time and short-exposure image pixel values that are captured using the second exposure time. The processing circuitry may generate a long-exposure image and a short-exposure image from the second image. The processing circuitry may generate auto-exposed high-dynamic-range images of the scene using the long-exposure image and the short-exposure image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Huai Dong Li, Peng Lin
  • Patent number: 9167108
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fujinawa, Setsu Mitsuhashi, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Kuriyama, Hiroto Nagamine, Masami Takemoto, Motoki Toyama
  • Patent number: 9160835
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for sending and receiving messages between two user devices using vibration generation and detection techniques. The devices may be placed in proximity to each and initiate a solicitation protocol and a communications protocol routine to establish a vibration communication link. The devices may exchange information using information that is encoded into the vibrations that are transferred from one user device to another user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter C. Beckman
  • Patent number: 9154709
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system is described. An aspect of an image is identified. One or more other images are identified based upon, at least in part, the one or more other images including one or more other aspects similar to the identified aspect of the image. One or more image filters associated with the one or more other images, including a first image filter, are identified. The first image filter is applied to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Zarek Cohen, Robert William Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9147068
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a display, a plurality of sources which may comprise at least one microphone and/or at least one camera, a wireless communications module, a main processor, and a secured processor inaccessible by the main processor. A housing of the device is configured for hand-held manipulation and to support the display, the sources, the communications module, the main processor, and the secured processor. A switch is actuatable by a user of the device and coupled to at least the sources, the main processor, and the secured processor. The switch is configured to divert signals produced by the sources away from the main processor when activated, and couple signals produced by the sources to the main processor when deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Waleed Sami Haddad, Victor E. Cocchia