Camera Connected To Computer Patents (Class 348/207.1)
  • Patent number: 8994832
    Abstract: An apparatus includes analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion circuitry coupled to a pixel array. The A/D conversion circuitry includes a voltage ramp generator and a set of column A/D conversion circuits. The voltage ramp generator generates a single slope voltage ramp in a first state and a multiple slope voltage ramp in a second state. The set of column A/D conversion circuits is coupled with the voltage ramp generator. The apparatus further includes calibration circuitry coupled with the set of column A/D conversion circuits and operable to determine digital calibration data to adjust digital image data. The calibration circuitry provides analog calibration data that spans a calibration range to the set of column A/D conversion circuits instead of the analog image data from the pixel array being provided to the set of column A/D conversion circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Yang, Guangbin Zhang, Yuanbao Gu
  • Patent number: 8994831
    Abstract: An image pickup control apparatus, includes: a trigger acceptance section adapted to accept a predetermined trigger input as a changeover input from an automatic image pickup mode to a request responding image pickup mode; and a request responding image pickup control section adapted to establish, when the trigger input is accepted by the trigger acceptance section while an image pickup apparatus is carrying out still picture image pickup operation with an image pickup visual field of the image pickup apparatus changed in the automatic image pickup mode, the request responding image pickup mode and control the image pickup apparatus to execute a process for determining an image pickup visual field in accordance with an image pickup request and then execute still picture image pickup operation after the determination of the image pickup visual field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Yoshizumi
  • Publication number: 20150085145
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to image capture with a camera and generation of a processed image having desired image characteristics are provided. In one embodiment, a suggested range of values of one or more image characteristics based on preferences of one or more sources is received. Furthermore, settings of the camera are adjusted to capture a plurality of images of a scene. Each image has a different set of values within the suggested range of values of the one or more image characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Abhinav Sinha, Yining Deng
  • Publication number: 20150085146
    Abstract: Using face detection procedures, embodiments of the present invention can detect the presence of multiple of contacts within an image. Embodiments of the present invention can also associate the faces detected within the image with contacts belonging to a list of contacts stored on a mobile device. Additionally, embodiments of the present invention are operable to store contact information associated with recognizable contacts found into the image. In this fashion, upon rendering an image, the user can automatically call a contact in the image by clicking on the contact's image or can automatically create a conference call by clicking on more than one contact present in the image. Furthermore, embodiments of the present invention allow users to provide contact information manually during storage procedures for any unrecognized subjects found in the image. Furthermore, embodiments of the present invention can encrypt contact information stored within the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: Jaiprakash Khemkar
  • Patent number: 8988556
    Abstract: A user attempting to obtain information about an object can capture image information including a view of that object, and the image information can be used with a matching or identification process to provide information about that type of object to the user. Information about the orientation of the camera and/or device used to capture the image can be provided in order to limit an initial search space for the matching or identification process. In some embodiments, images can be selected for matching based at least in part upon having a view matching the orientation of the camera or device. In other embodiments, images of objects corresponding to the orientation can be selected. Such a process can increase the average speed and efficiency in locating matching images. If a match cannot be found in the initial space, images of other views and categories can be analyzed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Karakotsios, Volodymyr V. Ivanchenko, Isaac S. Noble, Dong Zhou
  • Patent number: 8989517
    Abstract: A method of modifying the blur in at least a part of an image of a scene captures at least two images of the scene with different camera parameters to produce a different amount of blur in each image. A corresponding patch in each of the captured images is selected each having an initial amount of blur is used to calculate a set of frequency domain pixel values from a function of transforms of the patches. Each of the pixel values in the set are raised to a predetermined power, forming an amplified set of frequency domain pixel values. The amplified set of frequency domain pixel values is combined with the pixels of the patch in one of the captured images to produce an output image patch with blur modified relative to the initial amount of blur in the image patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: David Peter Morgan-Mar, Kieran Gerard Larkin, Matthew Raphael Arnison
  • Patent number: 8988537
    Abstract: A device comprising a first shared image device that captures at least one image representation. The first shared image device receives a request to share the at least one image representation to an at least one other shared image device. The first shared image device and the at least one other shared image device are each capable of capturing image representations. The first shared image device transmits the at least one image representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8988532
    Abstract: A secure video camera device for reducing the risk of visual and audio eavesdropping has a video camera and an electromechanical shutter behind a transparent cover in a secured enclosure. The shutter optically obscures the camera lens when the device is in secure state. A visual indicator indicates when the device is in operational state. A switch controllable by the user, select the state of the device by concurrently disabling the camera turning off the visual indicator in a secure state; and setting said device in an operational state by concurrently enabling the camera and turning on said lighted indicator. The device has a built in, or auxiliary microphone, and audio outputs which are disabled in secure state of the device. The device is tempered proof by an anti-tempering circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: High Sec Labs Ltd.
    Inventor: Aviv Soffer
  • Patent number: 8988533
    Abstract: An image management apparatus may include an input image setting information acquiring unit configured to, when image analysis information on an input image is set, acquire setting information as input image setting information, an available setting information acquiring unit configured to acquire setting information as available setting information, an update necessity determining unit configured to determine whether or not an update of the image analysis information is necessary, on the basis of a difference between the input image setting information and the available setting information, and an image analysis information setting unit configured to, when it is determined that an update of the image analysis information is necessary, perform image analysis on the input image using the second image analysis processing unit so as to set new image analysis information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiko Gotoh, Tamaki Kojima, Takeshi Fukuda, Daisuke Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20150077574
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to photography techniques, and more specifically to a method and system for assistive photography. In one embodiment, an assistive photography method is disclosed, which comprises: capturing one or more image frames of a subject using a photographic device, selecting dynamically, using one or more processors, an assistive stencil based on the one or more image frames and at least one predefined subject photograph requirement; and providing the dynamically selected assistive stencil in a preview display of the photographic device; wherein the assistive stencil assists in at least partially satisfying the at least one predefined subject photograph requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Ragupathy Jayaraj, Mukesh Manjunath Prabhu
  • Patent number: 8983262
    Abstract: The invention relates to an information recording apparatus capable of relay recording, during which a sequence of data is continuously recorded across a plurality of recording media, as well as to a controlling method thereof. If the relay recording mode is set, it is determined whether any medium having a wireless communication function is present among the recordable recording media. If a recording medium having a wireless communication function is present, data transfer utilizing the wireless communication function is inactivated. This enables relay recording that accounts for cases in which memory cards provided with a wireless communication function are included among the recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Iwashita
  • Patent number: 8982220
    Abstract: User imaging terminals (such as mobile phones with camera or video functionality) may be used to take images that are used to create an image stream of an event. In one example, a device may receive the images and transmit the images to one or more second users. The device may receive indications, from second devices associated with the second users, of whether the images are approved by the second users for incorporation into an image stream; and perform facial detection of the images to detect faces within the images. The device may generate the image stream, based on the images that are approved by the second users and based on results of the facial detection of the images; and transmit the image stream to one or more display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Schultz, Robert A. Sartini
  • Patent number: 8982264
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a communication unit, a display unit, a selecting unit, an imaging unit, and a control unit. The communication unit acquires image data of a connection partner from an external apparatus of the imaging apparatus. The display unit displays an image in accordance with the acquired image data of the connection partner. The selecting unit selects, as a connection side, one of sides of the image displayed on the display unit. The imaging unit images a subject to acquire image data to be connected to the image data of the connection partner after the connection side is selected by the selecting unit. The control unit records the image data acquired by the imaging unit in a recording unit together with information indicating the position of the connection side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sato, Izumi Sakuma, Tomomi Uemura, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20150070513
    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: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiko GOTOH, Daisuke MOCHIZUKI, Miruka ISHII, Tsunayuki OHWA
  • Publication number: 20150070515
    Abstract: A capturing device includes an image sensor that generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion for light from a subject, a control unit that generates a setting value for setting a range where an image resulting from the image signal is cut, based on a first instruction input from a user, a setting value storage unit that stores the setting value generated by the control unit, an image conversion unit that reads the setting value from the setting value storage unit, and cuts a specific region specified by the setting value from the image and enlarges the cut region, when there is a second instruction input from the user, and an output unit that converts a signal of the image cut and enlarged by the image conversion unit into an image signal of a predetermined format and outputs the converted image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eiji Oba, Frederic Maire
  • Publication number: 20150070514
    Abstract: A capturing device includes an image sensor that generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion for light from a subject, a control unit that generates a setting value for setting a range where an image resulting from the image signal is cut, based on a first instruction input from a user, a setting value storage unit that stores the setting value generated by the control unit, an image conversion unit that reads the setting value from the setting value storage unit, and cuts a specific region specified by the setting value from the image and enlarges the cut region, when there is a second instruction input from the user, and an output unit that converts a signal of the image cut and enlarged by the image conversion unit into an image signal of a predetermined format and outputs the converted image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eiji Oba, Frederic Maire
  • Patent number: 8976253
    Abstract: A camera and another device synchronization system, apparatus, signaling, processor-readable medium, and method are provided. As part of a system or as an apparatus, the camera may include a user content synchronization module for automatically synchronizing image data stored as camera records by the camera with central records stored for the user by a central node remote from the camera, the camera records and the central records comprising at least one of photo images or video files, such that changed central record and camera records are update using the most recent records from the other source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Amos Winbush, III
  • Patent number: 8976262
    Abstract: Methods of connecting network-based cameras to video station such that the ownership between the network-based camera with the respective connected socket can be locked, such that at any time, each of the at least one socket can lock ownership of only one network-based camera, and receives video from the only one network-based camera with ownership locked by the respective socket. As the socket of the current invention can now engage into “locking” relationship with only one network-based camera with camera-identification tag acceptable to the video station, and preferably with the lock key, the chance of spoofing can be substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Signal Communications Limited
    Inventors: Ka Ho Ho, Ching Hok Tse, Ka Chun Lu
  • Patent number: 8976223
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for sending, by a first computing device, a video feed with a pre-determined quality level to a second computing device. The first computing device determines that a volume level associated with the video feed reaches a threshold. The first computing device sends the video feed with a higher quality level to the second computing device based upon, at least in part, determining that the volume level associated with the video feed reaches the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew John Leske
  • Publication number: 20150062354
    Abstract: A camera points in a first direction and is positioned within borders of a screen of a display device. The screen faces in a second direction that is substantially parallel to the first direction. While the camera views a scene, the screen displays an image of the viewed scene. While the screen displays the image, the image is written for storage on a computer-readable medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Buyue Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150062356
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a first motion body that is a target for imaging performed by another information processing device, a detection unit configured to detect motion of the first motion body, and an authentication unit configured to decide whether to authenticate the another information processing device on the basis of a motion state of the first motion body that has been estimated by the another information processing device on the basis of a captured image acquired through the imaging and a motion state of the first motion body that has been detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: KIYOSHI YOSHIKAWA, YOICHI YAGASAKI, YASUHISA NAKAJIMA, KAZUOMI KONDO
  • Publication number: 20150062355
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes an image acquisition unit configured to receive an image; a recognition unit configured to acquire a recognition result of a user based on the received image, wherein the recognition result includes a position of the user, the user being associated with a display terminal; an image determination unit configured to determine an object based on the recognition result; and a display control unit configured to control display of the object on the display terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Fukazawa, Shunichi Kasahara, Osamu Shigeta, Seiji Suzuki, Maki Mori
  • Patent number: 8972503
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for at least partially automating content generation of blog entries chronicling an entity's interaction with a multiuser environment. The same may combine automatic data generation with user-generated and/or user-edited or created narrative. The systems and methods may be employed for automatically generating and publishing descriptions, such as posting blog articles. In one implementation, a system automatically posts blog articles with automatic screenshots and automatically-generated descriptive copy of events that occur within a video game, such as in a massive multiplayer online role-playing game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Pearce
  • Patent number: 8972877
    Abstract: A control panel image generation unit generates a control panel image displayed to control an application. An application execution unit executes the application based on user control information input while the control panel image is being displayed. An information image generation unit generates an information image including information related to the application. An image switching unit switches an image displayed on a display from the control panel image to the information image. The information image generation unit uses image data stored in a storage device and generates the information image including a thumbnail image corresponding to the control panel image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Tetsugo Inada
  • Patent number: 8971641
    Abstract: An image matching system is described for finding reference images that match a query image. The image matching system performs this operation in expeditious fashion by restricting the matching to a bounding region; the bounding region, in turn, may be associated with a location at which the query image may have been captured. In addition, the image matching system provides various mechanisms that expedite adding new reference images to an image index, to thereby provide a re-enforced learning mechanism of the image matching system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Buchmueller, Michael Kroepfl, David Z. Nister, Vadim Cugunovs, Blaise Hilary Aguera-Arcas, Scott V. Fynn, Eyal Ofek
  • Publication number: 20150054967
    Abstract: A monitoring camera can make communication with a client apparatus through an IP network. The monitoring camera includes an image capturing unit that captures an image of an object, a compressing and encoding unit that overlays overlay information on the captured image, and a communication unit that transmits transparency information indicative of whether or not a transparency can be set for each of a first portion and a second portion of the overlay information, which is overlaid by the compressing and encoding unit, to the client apparatus via the IP network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ryuuji Nagaike
  • Publication number: 20150054968
    Abstract: In the present invention concerning an information sharing system, a connecting device sets a destination to share information. The connecting device communicates with a terminal device by wireless communication, and performs authentication of the terminal device, which obtains a captured image by capturing an image of a subject, and transfers the captured image received from the authenticated terminal device to the destination, and then generates display information for displaying the captured image. The connecting device transmits the generated display information to a display sharing device, which displays thereon a screen based on information acquired through communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Jun MURATA
  • Patent number: 8964051
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus capable of communicating with an external apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to photograph an object to acquire an image, an acquisition unit configured to acquire positional information, an addition unit configured to add the positional information acquired by the acquisition unit to the image acquired by the imaging unit, an operation unit configured to receive an instruction from a user, and a notification unit configured to notify before sending the image, when the operation unit receives an instruction to send the image to the external apparatus after the acquisition unit starts to perform processing for acquiring the positional information and before the addition unit adds the positional information to the image, the user that the positional information has not been added to the image which is instructed to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Toriumi, Takashi Morii, Hidenori Shiba, Keita Sonoda, Masakazu Nakadokoro, Shinji Kurokawa, Shozo Endo
  • Patent number: 8965297
    Abstract: A wireless device, includes: a radio transmission path characteristic acquiring unit that acquires information related to a radio transmission path characteristic between a wireless device connected to a source device and a wireless device connected to a sink device; a revising unit that revises a table by deleting an unusable transmission parameter value from a table including a plurality of transmission parameter values usable by the sink device; a communication unit that executes wireless communication from the source device to the sink device in a range of a transmission parameter value represented by the table notified by the notifying unit; and a type information acquiring unit that acquires information related to a type of data which is a target of wireless communication in the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: JVC Kenwood Corporation
    Inventor: Seiwa Nojiri
  • Patent number: 8964056
    Abstract: A controller controls a camera that produces a sequence of images and that has output coupled to a video encoder. The camera has an operating condition including a field of view and lighting, and one or more imaging parameters. The video encoder encodes images from the camera into codewords. The controller receives one or more encoding properties from the video encoder, and causes adjusting one or more of the imaging parameters based on at least one of the received encoding properties, such that the camera produces additional images of the sequence of images for the video encoder using the adjusted one or more imaging parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dihong Tian, Wing-Kuen Chung, Qing Chen
  • Patent number: 8964064
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a an electronic device such as a digital camera 300 that includes a deletion mode whereby a camera/electronic device user can delete captured images or data files that have already been transferred in order to make room in the electronic device or digital camera memory for capturing further images. In one embodiment a digital camera keep track of which images have already been transferred to an external storage device and presents those to the user as potential images to be deleted. In another embodiment, the user is presented with a “delete all transferred images” which when selected deletes all the captured images that have already been transferred. In still another embodiment, a deletion criteria is used to prioritize which images are deleted first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Keith Stoll Karn, Thomas A. Napoli, Frank W. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 8966558
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a transmission request of information on a directory for managing contents from a display apparatus, a transmission unit configured to transmit a response to the transmission request received by the reception unit, and a notification unit configured to notify the display apparatus of a change in a predetermined directory, thereby causing the display apparatus to transmit a transmission request of information on the predetermined directory again. When a new directory is formed on the same layer as that of the directory for managing the contents as a result of addition of the contents in the storage medium, the notification unit notifies the display apparatus of a change in a directory located on a layer above the directory for managing the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideaki Ohshima
  • Publication number: 20150049202
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes an imaging device that transmits an image data to an external display device; and an installation portion that is attachable to and detachable from the display device. The imaging device includes a communication part that transmits an image data to the display device, an outer barrel, and an imaging element. The installation portion includes a slider that is slidable with respect to the outer barrel, a first attached body that is connected to the slider, a second attached body that can change its gap with the first attached body, and a biasing member that biases the first attached body and the second attached body in a direction in which a gap therebetween becomes narrowed, in which the display device is grasped by the first attached body and the second attached body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OKABE, Osamu Mizukami, Yuuji Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150049203
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a communication part that transmits an image data to an external display device, an outer barrel, an imaging element, and first and second coupling parts that are configured to be coupled to an installation device which is attachable to and detachable from the display device. The first and second coupling parts are disposed at a rear surface part of the outer barrel, and a storage part that stores a battery is provided between the first coupling part and the second coupling part in the rear surface part of the outer barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OKABE, Osamu MIZUKAMI, Yuuji SASAKI, Osamu TOYOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150049204
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a communication part that transmits an image data to an external display device, an outer barrel in which at least one lens is disposed, an imaging element, an image taking button, a power button, and a zoom switch, in which a circumferential surface part is provided at the outer barrel, in which the image taking button is disposed on a left side of the circumferential surface part, in which the power button is disposed at an upper side of the circumferential surface part, and in which the zoom switch is disposed at the circumferential surface part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OKABE, Osamu MIZUKAMI, Yuuji SASAKI, Osamu TOYOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150049205
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes an imaging device that transmits an image data to an external display device; and an installation portion that is attachable to and detachable from the display device. The imaging device includes a communication part that transmits an image data to the display device, an outer barrel, and an imaging element. The installation portion includes a slider that is slidable with respect to the outer barrel, a first attached body that is connected to the slider, a second attached body that can change its gap with the first attached body, and a biasing member that biases the first attached body and the second attached body in a direction in which a gap therebetween becomes narrowed, in which the display device is grasped by the first attached body and the second attached body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OKABE, Osamu MIZUKAMI, Yuuji SASAKI
  • Patent number: 8958003
    Abstract: An apparatus determines whether continuous shooting has been performed by an imaging apparatus based on an imaging signal transmitted from the imaging apparatus. If it is determined that the continuous shooting performed by the imaging apparatus and next shooting different from the continuous shooting is performed before all images related to the continuous shooting are acquired, the apparatus acquires an image of the next shooting on a priority basis compared to images of the continuous shooting, and displays the image acquired from the imaging apparatus on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takenori Tsukikawa
  • Publication number: 20150042821
    Abstract: In a method for controlling display orientation of a handheld device, a gravity sensor detects an instantaneous rotation of the handheld device. A front-facing camera of the handheld device captures an image of a user of the handheld device and a determination is made as to whether the user is in a vertical orientation or in a horizontal orientation by analyzing the captured image. If the user is parallel with the handheld device as being in the horizontal orientation, a horizontal display function of the handheld device is disabled, but if the user is perpendicular to the handheld device as being in the horizontal orientation, the horizontal display function of the handheld device is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JIAN-HUNG HUNG
  • Publication number: 20150042822
    Abstract: An inflatable photo booth, including in-wall lighting, supplemental lighting, monitor and controls is provided for facilitation of photography. The photo booth, and all supplemental lighting and controls is easily transported. The various lighting fixtures included with the booth are controlled by a hand held controller that allows a user to adjust the color and illumination intensity of the light used for taking photographs of the user. Controller, and/or a separate processor, may be connected to a network so that that the photographs taken may be communicated via email or posted to social media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tu Le
  • Publication number: 20150042824
    Abstract: A display apparatus transmits a picture acquisition request for getting picture information to an external image apparatus connected through a predetermined interface to the display apparatus from the external image apparatus at predetermined intervals and gets a plurality of pieces of picture information from the external image apparatus to be displayed. The plurality of pictures may be switched at predetermined intervals, for example, to be displayed, so that the plurality of pictures may be displayed in a so-called slide show manner. A plurality of pictures for thumbnail may be produced from the plurality of pieces of picture information and be arranged together to be displayed in one picture screen of a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kurita, Hitoaki Owashi
  • Publication number: 20150042823
    Abstract: A system for publishing digital images wherein a mobile device (14) that stores at least one digital image generates output signals in response to operator commands. The mobile device (14) communicates with a source of digital instructions (18) thorough a communication network (16) such that digital instructions are downloaded to the mobile device. The mobile device is thereafter in selective communication with a server (12) that stores digital images, maintains a user profile corresponding to the user of the mobile device, and publishes digital images to at least one digital address (24, 26, 28, 30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Pikmobile, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Relf
  • Patent number: 8953051
    Abstract: A transmission unit of the imaging device transmits a captured image via a network. A reception unit receives instructions to change a view angle from another device via the network. A view angle changing unit changes the view angle on the basis of the instructions to change a view angle which are received from the reception unit. A view angle changing instruction information storage unit stores view angle changing instruction information. A failure monitoring unit detects that a failure occurred in communication with the another device. A control unit instructs the view angle changing unit to change the view angle on the basis of the view angle changing instruction information stored in the view angle changing instruction information storage unit, according to the detection of the failure monitoring unit. An image storage unit stores the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Shintaro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 8953050
    Abstract: An interaction system is provided. The interaction system has a first mobile device, configured to capture images of a scene, and a server, configured to recognize a first electronic device from the images captured by the first mobile device, so that the first electronic device and the first mobile device interact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ting-Han Huang, Kang-Wen Lin, Yu-Chen Huang, Chia-Yi Wu, Juin-Yi Huang, Shin-Hau Huang, Po-Chih Tsai, Ching-Fan Chu
  • Publication number: 20150036000
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a mobile device and a method of controlling therefor, and more particularly, if a photographer is not an owner of the mobile device, to a method of sharing a captured image with the photographer recognized by biometrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunhyung CHO, Sinae CHUN, Jongho KIM, Jihwan KIM
  • Publication number: 20150035998
    Abstract: A system and method for configuring the display of a virtual workspace on multiple monitors connected to a single computing device based on images/frames captured by multiple cameras is described. A monitor orientation controller analyzes the frames to detect motion/movement within the captured scene and a corresponding centroid of the detected motion. The monitor orientation controller determines the positions of the monitors relative to each other based on the calculated centroids. Based on the relative determined positions of the monitors, the monitor orientation controller adjusts how the virtual workspace is displayed on the monitors. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Binu K. Mathew, Nils E. Mattisson
  • Publication number: 20150035999
    Abstract: A method for sharing digital photos securely is presented. The method includes capturing image data using a digital camera system. It also includes encrypting the image data using an encryption key to produce encrypted image data. Further, it comprises storing metadata associated with the encrypting in at least one field within a file format, wherein the file format defines a structure for storing the encrypted image data, and wherein the at least one field is located within an extensible segment of the file format. Finally, it comprises transmitting the encrypted image data to a recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Shehane, Guanghua Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150036001
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus capable of wirelessly communicating with a display device, including: an imaging unit configured to capture a subject image to generate a captured image; a peaking processor configured to adjust emphasis of in-focus part in the captured image according to an image quality setting of image displayed on the display device of a peaking image to be sent to the display device, to generate a peaking image including emphasized in-focus part of the captured image, when a mode for performing a peaking process on the captured image is set; and a sending unit configured to send the peaking image to the display device by wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Koji SHIBUNO
  • Patent number: 8949306
    Abstract: A second apparatus, which is connected to a first apparatus and a third apparatus via a network, transmits a signal to the third apparatus for preventing the third apparatus from stopping an operation in a case where the second apparatus requests the first apparatus to perform processing including an access to the third apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaki Shitano
  • Patent number: 8947541
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes: a switch for switching between single and plural modes for using lens apparatus singularly and plurally, respectively; a communication unit to communicate with external device; a unit to set all elements to first state in single mode and set the respective elements to second or third state in plural mode; a control source output unit to output, for each state of the elements, control source information for determining a control command to drive the element; and a unit to determine a command for controlling drive of the elements based on the control source information determined by the control source output portion, wherein in the second state, control commands for corresponding elements are output to other lens apparatuses through the communication unit, and in the third state, the control source output portion outputs control source information different from that in the first and second states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 8947542
    Abstract: An Internet direct device comprises an imaging system to capture audio or video images and a microprocessor. The microprocessor transmits the captured audio or video images to another Internet direct device upon image capture and receives audio or video images from the other Internet direct device over a communications network. The Internet direct device automatically connects to the communications network on power-up using one of a plurality of available modes of connection, which is designated as a primary mode of connection. The Internet direct device automatically switches to another available mode of connection when the Internet direct device detects that the primary mode of connection to the communications network is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Alex Is The Best, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Clemente