Mechanical Motion Detection (gyros, Accelerometers, Etc.) Patents (Class 348/208.2)
  • Patent number: 12010423
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wooyong Lee, Kyungyul Seo, Jonghun Won, Changhoon Kang, Donghyun Kim, Sungeun Kim, Daehyun Sung
  • Patent number: 11997386
    Abstract: An embodiment comprises: an image sensor; a moving part including a lens and disposed on the image sensor; a fixed part; an elastic member connecting the fixed part and the moving part; and a control part which obtains a correction value for compensating for the amount of tilt of the moving part when the moving part is tilted due to gravity, and uses the correction value to control the movement of the moving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Don Oh
  • Patent number: 11997387
    Abstract: An image blur correction apparatus comprises a calculation unit configured to calculate a movement amount of a moving device configured to move an image of a subject on an imaging plane, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information of a position of the moving device, a control unit configured to control movement of the moving device, and a selection unit configured to select either to cause the control unit to perform the control by a first image blur correction mode, or to perform the control by a second image blur correction mode in which the position variation amount of the moving device associated with the change of acceleration applied to the apparatus becomes smaller than the first image blur correction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke Jota
  • Patent number: 11991447
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may provide methods and apparatus for optical image stabilization. The methods and apparatus for optical image stabilization may be integrated within an electronic device. An exemplary system may include an actuator control circuit responsive to a sensor and a feedback signal from an actuator. The actuator control circuit may be configured to calibrate a gain applied to a drive signal based on a measured displacement of the electronic device and an output signal generated by the actuator control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 11979662
    Abstract: Visual content is captured by an image capture device during a capture duration. The image capture devices experiences motion during the capture duration. The intentionality of the motion of the image capture device is determined based on angular acceleration of the image capture device during the capture duration. A punchout of the visual content is determined based on the intentionality of the motion of the image capture device. The punchout of the visual content is used to generate stabilized visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar Douady, Thomas Derbanne, Maxim Karpushin
  • Patent number: 11971137
    Abstract: The invention provides a lightweight hand-held stabilizer comprising a gimbal and a 7-shaped handle. The 7-shaped handle comprises a first connection arm (1) and a second connection arm (2), one end of the first connection arm (1) is rigidly connected to one end of the second connection arm (2), and a movable connector(s) is arranged at the end face of the other end of the first connection arm (1) and/or the second connection arm (2). The present invention can provide multiple using modes of the stabilizer handle, and the user experience of a stabilizer product is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: GUILIN ZHISHEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zilong Ye, Xiao Su, Anquan Pan, Yilun Liao, Chengpeng Guo, Bangming Zheng, Caner Wu, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 11936982
    Abstract: An image capture device includes a mechanical stabilization system is used in image signal processing. The mechanical image stabilization system has an operating bandwidth and includes a motor to control an orientation of an image sensor. A processing apparatus of the image capture device determines a temperature of the motor and adjusts a cutoff frequency of the operating bandwidth based on the temperature of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Enke, Stepan Moskovchenko, Benjamin P. Tankersley, Adam Fenn, Nenad Uzunovic
  • Patent number: 11698525
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided, including a first movable portion, a fixed portion, and a first driving assembly. The first movable portion is connected to an optical member. The first movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The first driving assembly is configured to drive the first movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Sung-Mao Tsai, Shang-Hung Chen, Chia-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 11630319
    Abstract: A lens unit is provided, including a casing, a carrier, an optical lens, a first driving assembly, and a second driving assembly. The carrier is movably disposed in the casing, and the optical lens is disposed on the carrier. The first and second driving assemblies are provided to drive the carrier and the optical lens respectively to move along a first axis and a second axis relative to the casing. Specifically, when viewed along a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens unit, the first and second driving assemblies do not overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Cheng-Kai Yu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shu-Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 11616900
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Wooyong Lee, Kyungyul Seo, Jonghun Won, Changhoon Kang, Donghyun Kim, Sungeun Kim, Daehyun Sung
  • Patent number: 11557035
    Abstract: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to: acquire multiple position data associated with respective multiple two-dimensional image data of ultrasonic related to multiple cross sections; smooth the acquired multiple position data; and arrange the multiple two-dimensional image data in accordance with the smoothed multiple position data to generate volume data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minori Izumi, Satoshi Matsunaga, Hiroaki Ishikawa, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Patent number: 11553133
    Abstract: A camera body with which it is possible to improve the effect of shake correction, a camera accessory, and an information transmission method wherein the camera body to which a camera accessory can be detachably mounted, and includes: a movable section which is movable to correct shaking of the camera body; a detection unit which detects the shake and outputs a detection signal; a calculation unit which, on the basis of the detection signal, calculates an amount of movement of the movable section; and a transmission unit which transmits, to the camera accessory, body-side information the calculation unit uses to calculate the amount of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sueyuki Ohishi
  • Patent number: 11519550
    Abstract: A stabilization device for stabilizing an attachment component relative to movements of a basic component which occur outside a permitted plane of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: FOMA SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Roman Foltyn, Rainer Märtin
  • Patent number: 11412112
    Abstract: An actuator is disclosed having a fixed portion and a movable portion for mounting a rectangular image sensor. The movable portion includes a rectangular image sensor, coils and position sensors. The coils are arranged at positions corresponding to respective sides of the image sensor, and one pair of opposing two sides are respectively provided with two coils juxtaposed along each side. When the two coils arranged at positions right opposite each other corresponding to the opposing two sides are set as one set of coils, one position sensor is provided corresponding to each set of coils, and the position sensor is arranged at a position corresponding to one coil in each set of coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NEW SHICOH MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tatsuki Wade, Xuepeng Fu
  • Patent number: 11372195
    Abstract: A lens module is provided. The lens module includes: a fixing frame; a lens assembly arranged in the fixing frame; an elastic suspending assembly connected between the fixing frame and the lens assembly to suspend the lens assembly within the fixing frame; a first magnet arranged on the lens assembly; a focusing coil arranged on the fixing frame and configured to cooperate with the first magnet to drive the lens assembly to move along an optical axis direction; a second magnet arranged on the lens assembly; and an anti-shake coil arranged on the fixing frame and configured to cooperate with the second magnet to drive the lens assembly to move along a second direction perpendicular to the optical axis to compensate for shaking of the lens assembly in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis. With the invention, the shaking of the lens assembly in the fixing frame is compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tongming Xu, Houwei Zhao
  • Patent number: 11363196
    Abstract: A method for image selection applied to a mobile terminal including a camera may include: acquiring image information of a first image, the image information of the first image comprising a first acceleration value of the mobile terminal in response to the camera capturing the first image, the first image being any one of at least two images successively captured by the camera; and determining that the first image satisfies a multi-frame denoising processing condition in response to the first acceleration value being smaller than a preset acceleration threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Guohui Tan
  • Patent number: 11350035
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device. The electronic device includes at least two camera modules, a motion sensor, and a control circuit configured to determine whether a first camera module of the at least two camera modules is activated, and when it is determined that the first camera module of the at least two camera modules is activated, control optical image stabilization of the first camera module using a signal received from the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Seung-Goo Kang, Hyun-Woo Sim
  • Patent number: 11247565
    Abstract: A virtual image display device that displays a virtual image by projecting a display light image to a projection area of a vehicle, includes: a low-frequency information acquisition portion that acquires attitude change information of the vehicle at a low-frequency band; a high-frequency information acquisition portion that acquires attitude change information of the vehicle at a high-frequency band; an image renderer that renders image data of the display light image corrected to reduce misalignment attributed to the attitude change at the low-frequency band; a projection optical unit that includes a display surface to display an original image based on the image data, and projects light of the original image as the display light image; and a display controller that displaces the original image to reduce the misalignment of the virtual image attributed to the attitude change at the high-frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroto Banno, Takeshi Hato, Yuichiro Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 11252310
    Abstract: A camera module, an electronic device and a photographing method are disclosed, which relates to the field of camera devices, in order to mitigate or alleviate the problem of an excessively small view angle for the existing camera module. The camera module includes a fixing member, a photographing unit connected with the fixing member via a connection shaft, a driving component including a first magnetic member and a first conductive member. Either of the first magnetic member and the first conductive member is fixed to the photographing unit, the other is fixed to the fixing member. The first conductive member is arranged to be located in a magnetic field of the first magnetic member so as to generate, when the first conductive member is energized, a driving force capable of driving the photographing unit to rotate around the connection shaft in the magnetic field of the first magnetic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Xitong Ma, Yifei Zhang, Kai Zhao, Yu Gu, Hongli Ding
  • Patent number: 11250583
    Abstract: A learning method is performed by a computers The method includes: receiving a first image that includes an object; generating a first rectangle in the first image, the first rectangle including therein a figure, that is set in advance to have a first inclination and that represents a gripping position of an object, and having a side parallel to a first direction; inputting the first image to a model, which outputs, from the input image, a rectangle parallel to the first direction and an inclination, to cause the model to output a second rectangle and a second inclination; and updating the model such that errors of the second rectangle and the second inclination with respect to the first rectangle and the first inclination respectively decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kanata Suzuki, Yasuto Yokota
  • Patent number: 11233942
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises a first shake detection unit configured to detect a translation component of a shake in a first axial direction; a second shake detection unit configured to detect a rotational component of a shake about a second axis; a third shake detection unit configured to detect a rotational component of a shake about a third axis; a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a first shake correction amount from an output signals of the first and second shake detection units, and acquire a second shake correction amount from an output signals of the first and third shake detection units; and a second acquisition unit configured to calculate a translational shake amount in the first axial direction using the first shake correction amount and the second shake correction amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomomi Uesugi
  • Patent number: 11228702
    Abstract: Placement of a face depicted within a video may be determined. One or more stabilization options for the video may be obtained. Stabilization option(s) may include angle stabilization option, a position stabilization option, and/or a size stabilization option. The video may be stabilized based on the placement of the face and the stabilization option(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Oulès
  • Patent number: 11223769
    Abstract: A system and method for electronic image stabilization for a high dynamic range image captured by a rolling shutter image sensor and more specifically to an algorithm configured to perform electronic image stabilization on the high dynamic range image, by, for each specific block of pixels among the blocks of pixels in the high dynamic range image, the specific block of pixels spatially corresponding to a pixel region of the rolling shutter image sensor, determining whether the specific block of pixels is copied from pixel data of the first image or the second image, or is a blend of pixel data from both the first image and the second image, and use motion data measured when capturing the first and second images for performing electronic image stabilization based on the origin of the specific block of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Song Yuan, Johan Förberg
  • Patent number: 11194121
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a lens driving device comprising: a housing; a bobbin disposed inside the housing; and a lower elastic member provided on the lower side of the bobbin and coupled to the bobbin and to the housing, wherein the lower elastic member comprises a first outer portion, which is coupled to the housing, a second outer portion, which is coupled to the housing and is spaced from the first outer portion, a first inner portion, which is coupled to the bobbin, a second inner portion, which is coupled to the bobbin and is spaced from the first inner portion, a first elastic portion, which connects the first outer portion and the first inner portion, a second elastic portion, which connects the second outer portion and the second inner portion, and an inner connecting portion, which connects the first inner portion and the second inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 11159727
    Abstract: A reflection module for optical image stabilization includes a rotation holder, which includes a reflection member and is supported on an internal wall of a housing, and a driving part to provide driving force to move the rotation holder. The driving part includes a magnet disposed on the rotation holder, a coil disposed in the housing and opposing the magnet, and a hall sensor disposed in the housing and opposing an N pole or an S pole of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Joo Lee, Young Bok Yoon, Nam Ki Park, Ta Kyoung Lee, Jung Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 11143938
    Abstract: A camera module comprises: a first camera module; and a second camera module including a second side that faces a first side of the first camera module, wherein the first camera module comprises: a housing; a bobbin disposed inside the housing; a coil disposed on the outer circumferential surface of the bobbin; and two magnets, facing each other, that are arranged at the sides of the housing in the direction perpendicular to the first side of the first camera module, so as to face the coil, wherein each of the two magnets comprises: an upper surface; a lower surface; an inner surface facing the coil; an outer surface disposed on the reverse side to the inner surface; and two side surfaces connecting the inner surface and the outer surface, wherein a depressed part is provided on the side surface of the magnet, among the two side surfaces of the magnet, that is disposed on the first side of the first camera module, the depressed part being formed by recessing a portion of the side surface of the magnet, and th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Guk Lee, Seong Min Lee, Sang Jun Min, Tae Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 11131831
    Abstract: A lens moving apparatus, including a bobbin; a first coil mounted at an outer circumference of the bobbin; a first magnet moving the bobbin in a first direction parallel to an optical axis by interaction with the first coil; a housing supporting the first magnet; an upper elastic member disposed at a top surface of the bobbin and at a top surface of the housing; a lower elastic member disposed at a bottom surface of the bobbin and at a bottom surface of the housing; and first and second winding protrusions disposed with being opposite to each other, the first coil being wound on the first and second winding protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hong Cho, Seung Taek Shin, In Jae Yeo, Jin Suk Han
  • Patent number: 11105962
    Abstract: An optical system is provided and includes a reflecting unit, a lens unit, an image sensor, and a control module. The image sensor is configured to receive light, and the light is configured to enter the optical system and pass through the reflecting unit and the lens unit to the image sensor. The control module is configured to control a first driving module of the reflecting unit and/or a lens driving mechanism of the lens unit according to reference information to drive the light to move in a first direction and/or a second direction on the image sensor, so as to compensate for the offset displacement of the light on the image sensor when the optical system is shaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Sin-Jhong Song, Yi-Chun Cheng
  • Patent number: 11095818
    Abstract: A vibration generation device capable of feeding back execution of image capturing to an image capturing person without affecting hand-shake correction control includes a vibration unit that generates vibration and a vibration control unit that performs vibration control on the vibration unit. In accordance with image capturing operation of an image capturing device, the vibration control unit causes the vibration unit to generate vibration at a second frequency band different from a first frequency band that the image capturing device has as a vibration range used for hand-shake correction control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Tani, Takeo Kishida, Nobuyuki Kodama
  • Patent number: 11070718
    Abstract: Open-loop or feed-forward image stabilization systems and related techniques are provided to improve the accuracy and reliability of imaging systems. An open-loop or feed-forward image stabilization system includes a fast steering mirror assembly, an angular motion sensor, and a logic device. The fast steering mirror assembly adjusts a propagation direction of an optical path for an imaging system. The angular motion sensor is configured to measure and provide an angular motion of the imaging system. The logic device is configured to provide open-loop or feed-forward control for the fast steering mirror assembly by determining a compensating angular offset for the fast steering mirror assembly based, at least in part, on the received angular motion of the imaging system, and by controlling the fast steering mirror assembly to adjust the propagation direction of the optical path for the imaging system according to the determined compensating angular offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FLIR SURVEILLANCE, INC.
    Inventors: Mitch G. Barton, Charles Rush, Sheldon Johnson
  • Patent number: 11057565
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide an image obtaining method and a terminal device. When the terminal device moves, a motion sensor collects motion data of the terminal device, and sends the motion data to an optical image stabilization OIS controller and an electronic image stabilization EIS controller, where the terminal device includes the motion sensor, the OIS controller, the EIS controller, and an image sensor. The OIS controller controls, based on the motion data, a lens of the terminal device to move. The image sensor collects an image sequence. The EIS controller performs, by using movement information of the lens and the motion data, jitter compensation on the image sequence collected by the image sensor, so that stability of an obtained image can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanyou Li, Huanyu Liu, Rongyue Xu, Huanhuan Ao
  • Patent number: 10999509
    Abstract: A lens apparatus attachable to a camera that includes a first corrector configured to move configured to move for an image stabilization includes a second corrector configured to move for the image stabilization, and a controller configured to control, based on an imaging condition, the second corrector according to a first drive that moves both the first corrector and the second corrector during imaging, or a second drive that moves only one of the first corrector and the second corrector during the imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Rumi Ito
  • Patent number: 10965875
    Abstract: A method includes, at an electronic gimbal device having one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors, receiving a user-provided query, determining a gimbal response to the user-provided query in response to receiving the user-provided query, and controlling the electronic gimbal device to indicate the determined gimbal response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuo Guo, Paul Pan
  • Patent number: 10931855
    Abstract: An imaging control apparatus includes: a control unit controlling a panorama image capturing of an imaging unit imaging a subject; and a setting unit changing control setting of the panorama image capturing between when an imaging unit is in a stable rotation state where the imaging unit is stably rotatable in a substantially horizontal direction and when the imaging unit is in a non-stable rotation state which is not the stable rotation state, as control of the panorama image capturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 10887521
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a shake detector and a shake correction unit. The shake correction unit performs image shake correction by moving an imaging element in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of an imaging optical system. A shutter operation is performed using an electronic front curtain by the imaging element and a rear curtain of a shutter mechanism unit. A camera system controller performs driving control of the shake correction unit using a detection signal of the shake detector. If the camera system controller performs exposure control using the electronic front curtain and the rear curtain, the camera system controller performs regulation control for reducing the amount of rotation of the imaging element in a period before exposure during which the shake correction unit is active according to exposure conditions. Alternatively, the camera system controller performs control for luminance correction of a captured image according to exposure conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masafumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10880481
    Abstract: An image stabilization control apparatus acquires information regarding a shutter speed related to image capturing that is to be performed by the image capturing apparatus, and controls to cause a first correction unit and a second correction unit that respectively employ different correction methods, to correct shake of the image capturing apparatus. The image stabilization control apparatus changes the allocation of correction of the shake to the first correction unit and the second correction unit based on information regarding the shutter speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaaki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10848675
    Abstract: There is provided an image blur correction apparatus including a communication device configured to communicate with a correction amount determination apparatus that determines a second correction amount for correcting image blur of an image capturing apparatus based on shake occurring in the image capturing apparatus. A reception unit receives the second correction amount from the correction amount determination apparatus via the communication device. Based on the second correction amount, a control unit controls a second correction member configured to correct the image blur. An acquisition unit acquires a correction error of the second correction member caused by a communication delay of the second correction amount in the communication device. Based on the correction error, a third correction unit corrects the image blur by image processing to reduce the correction error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10848674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image stabilization device for correcting an image shake formed on an image face of an imaging device, and the image stabilization device includes a shake angle sensor configured to detect a shake angle of the imaging device, a correction amount calculation unit configured to set a movement amount of an image stabilization lens composing a part of an imaging optical system provided in the imaging device or a movement amount of the imaging face based on the shake angle detected by the shake angle sensor so that the image shake formed on the imaging face is suppressed, and an actuator configured to move the image stabilization lens or the imaging face by the movement amount set by the correction amount calculation unit in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TAMRON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiri Sudo
  • Patent number: 10791270
    Abstract: An image stabilization apparatus includes a processor programmed to function as a first acquirer configured to acquire angular velocity data of an angular velocity sensor, a second acquirer configured to acquire data relating to a position of a correction lens to be driven so as to correct a blur in a captured image, a third acquirer configured to acquire a motion vector calculated based on the captured image, and an estimator configured to estimate an offset component of the angular velocity sensor based on the angular velocity data, the data relating to the position, and the motion vector. The data relating to the position is generated based on the angular velocity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shimpei Miyahara
  • Patent number: 10757344
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is provided that includes: a video input unit configured to take an image of an object to generate an image signal of the object; a video signal processor configured to generate a taken image of the object on a basis of the image signal; and a controller configured to: detect motion information of the object on the basis of the image signal; cause the video input unit to take an image of the object on a basis of the motion information multiple times so as to differentiate an exposure amount thereof; and cause the video signal processor to generate an HDR synthetic image of the object on the basis of a plurality of image signals whose exposure amounts are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Ishiyama, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Motoyuki Suzuki, Mitsunobu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10742887
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an image sensor and a processor. The image sensor may be configured to generate a video signal based on a targeted view of an environment. The processor may be configured to (A) perform an image stabilization on the video signal and (B) generate (i) a first output video signal and (ii) a second output video signal. The first output video signal may be generated on a low-latency path. The second output video signal may be generated on an encoding path. The image stabilization may be performed prior to the generation of the first output video signal and the second output video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ambarella International LP
    Inventor: Jerome N. Gigot
  • Patent number: 10742885
    Abstract: Visual content may be captured by an image capture device during a capture duration. The rotational positions of the image capture device may change during the capture duration. The rotational positions of the image capture device may be smoothed based on a look ahead of a rotation constraint. A punchout of the visual content may be determined based on the smoothed rotational positions. The punchout of the visual content may be used to generate stabilized visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Sophana Kok
  • Patent number: 10686989
    Abstract: An image stabilization apparatus includes a shake detector configured to detect an image blur, a generation unit configured to generate a first shake correction signal and a second shake correction signal based on a shake signal corresponding to a detection result from the shake detector, the generation unit extracting a low-frequency band signal from the shake signal, changing an amplitude of the extracted low-frequency band signal to generate the first shake correction signal, and generating the second shake correction signal based on the change in the amplitude and the shake signal, a first shake correction unit configured to correct the image blur based on the first shake correction signal, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the second shake correction signal to a second image stabilization apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10659690
    Abstract: A method of image stabilization includes obtaining movement data for an imaging device mounted to a mobile platform, adjusting an input image acquired by the imaging device according to the movement data to obtain a stabilized image, and displaying the stabilized image according to a selected viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pan Hu, Linchao Bao, Zisheng Cao, Chenglin Mao, Zihan Chen
  • Patent number: 10641988
    Abstract: An analog-digital converter (ADC) module includes: an ADC configured to convert an analog signal into digital data according to a control signal; and an ADC controller configured to receive a mode selection signal setting the ADC controller in one of a plurality of modes, output the control signal to the ADC, and receive the digital data from the ADC. The ADC controller repeatedly outputs the control signal to the ADC using a timer, and stores the digital data in a register in response to an end of conversion (EOC) signal from the ADC, in a first mode. The ADC controller outputs the control signal to the ADC in response to an instruction signal, stores the digital data in the register in response to the EOC signal being input from the ADC, and outputs an interrupt signal to the ADC in response to the digital data being stored in the register, in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyu Won Kim, Kyoung Joong Min
  • Patent number: 10594911
    Abstract: A camera module includes: a housing; a reflecting module; and a lens module disposed behind the reflecting module, wherein the moving holder is disposed to be movable in one axial direction, approximately perpendicular to the optical axial direction and the one axial direction with respect to the housing, the lens module includes a carrier supported by the housing to be linearly movable in approximately the optical axial direction, the lens module includes two or more lens barrels of which some are fixed, and the others are supported by the housing to be linearly movable in approximately the optical axial direction, and lenses are distributed and provided into the at least two lens barrels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ah Hyeon Im, Ta Kyoung Lee, Bong Won Jeong
  • Patent number: 10595086
    Abstract: A method, system, and or computer program product selects and displays keyframes for multiple video files on a graphical user interface (GUI). A first set of keyframes for a first video file and a second set of keyframes for a second video file are received and compared to one another. In response to determining that a keyframe from the first set of keyframes and a keyframe from the second set of keyframes are a duplicate keyframe, a new keyframe for the second video file is selected and displayed on the GUI to represent the second video file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Lydia M. Do, Christopher J. Hardee, Adam Roberts
  • Patent number: 10582096
    Abstract: The digital camera includes a first display unit which is a variable-angle display device disposed on a rear surface of a camera main body and a second display unit disposed on an upper surface of the camera main body. A display controller displays the live view image and first camera information items on the first display unit, and displays second camera information items on the second display unit. In a case where the first display unit and the second display unit have a posture relationship with which display screens thereof are simultaneously visible, the display controller removes at least overlapped information items among the first camera information items displayed on the first display unit which are overlapped with the second camera information items displayed on the second display unit from the first display unit through first animation and second animation indicating a removing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10554891
    Abstract: An image stabilization apparatus comprising: an image stabilization unit that performs image stabilization by changing a crop position at which part of image is cropped from an image obtained by photoelectric conversion of an optical image formed through a detachable lens unit by an image sensor based on a vibration amount detected by a vibration detection unit; a control unit that controls the image stabilization unit so as to shift the crop position by a predetermined swing back amount toward a center of the image; and a determination unit that determines whether or not zooming is performed based on focal lengths obtained from the lens unit at a predetermined time interval, wherein the control unit increases the swing back amount in a case where zooming is performed than in a case where zooming is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Nadamoto, Wataru Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 10554885
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the implementation of an orientation-based user interface. In one embodiment, a method for implementing an orientation-based user interface is disclosed. The method includes determining an orientation of an image capture device via use of an orientation sensor; associating the determining of the orientation with functionality for the image capture device; and enabling the functionality for the image capture device associated with the determining of the orientation. Image capture devices, computing systems, computer-readable apparatus and systems for the purposes of implementing orientation-based user interfaces are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Stewart