Electrical (memory Shifting, Electronic Zoom, Etc.) Patents (Class 348/208.6)
  • Patent number: 11140331
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor that outputs an image signal obtained by image capturing of a photographic subject by an imaging device through an image capturing optical system; a display that displays a captured image based on the image signal; and a processor configured to perform control to display, on the display, images in a plurality of division regions obtained by dividing a division target region that includes a photographic subject image in the captured image as images in the respective division regions among which a degree of exposure differs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11122205
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a camera with image sensor shifting capabilities and a flexure arrangement. In various embodiments, the flexure arrangement may include an upper flexure and a lower flexure. The upper flexure may include a suspension wire that extends between two sheets. The lower flexure may include one or more flexure arms that connect a moveable platform to a stationary platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Shashank Sharma
  • Patent number: 11102413
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to locking a camera onto a sub-region to capture images of the sub-region with a moving camera. In some implementations, a method includes determining a first region in a scene detected by a camera while the camera is in a first physical position. The method further includes receiving user input to target a sub-region within the first capture region of the scene and capturing the first image of the sub-region while the camera is in the first physical position. The first image is displayed in a fixed orientation on a preview portion of a display screen. The camera is moved to a second physical position and a second capture region of the scene is detected. The method further includes capturing a second image is of the sub-region and displaying it in the fixed orientation on the preview portion of the display screen. The second image is effective to inform a user of whether capture of the sub-region is altered by camera movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Radford Juang, Chia-Kai Liang, Wei Hong, Senpo Hu, Shengyi Lin, Erik Gross
  • Patent number: 11095824
    Abstract: A finder display unit displays a live view image based on a captured image generated by an imaging unit. A digital signal processing unit detects a movement vector between frames in the live view image for a predetermined portion in the captured image. A digital signal processing unit changes a display range of the live view image on the finder display unit based on the detected movement vector of a peripheral portion in the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Misawa, Michio Cho, Shigeru Kondou, Atsushi Misawa, Shunsuke Miyagishima, Nanae Sakuma
  • Patent number: 11095817
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus selects filter information for image stabilization processing used in image capturing from a storage medium storing a plurality of pieces of filter information for a plurality of types of image stabilization processing, performs a predetermined operation based on the selected filter information to create a correction filter for use in correcting a captured image, and corrects the captured image using the created correction filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumihito Wachi
  • Patent number: 11039079
    Abstract: Video stream data is received. The video stream data comprises a plurality of arriving frames. An indication that the stream data should be processed into a long exposure image is received. In response to receipt of a frame arrival, a current frame is aligned with a registration image. The aligned frame is blended with a buffer. The buffer is used to provide the long exposure image as output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Lux Optics Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin Keith Sandofsky, Sebastiaan Anne Laurens de With
  • Patent number: 11025823
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image stabilization method. The method includes acquiring a frame of an image to be stabilized and a related exposure time; acquiring first attitude data before the exposure time and second attitude data after the exposure time, wherein the number of the first attitude data is one or more, and the number of the second attitude data is one or more; acquiring a target attitude corresponding to the exposure time based on the first attitude data and the second attitude data; and obtaining a stabilized target image by stabilizing the image to be stabilized according to the target attitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Li, Wen Zou, Jun Ma, Guangyuan Lin
  • Patent number: 10999539
    Abstract: Examples described may related to an imaging sensor used by a vehicle, including a light sensor. The light sensor comprises a plurality of cells aligned in a plurality of horizontal rows and a plurality of vertical columns. The apparatus further includes an optical system configured to provide the light sensor with a field of view of an external environment of the apparatus. Additionally, the system includes a processing unit configured to: divide the plurality of horizontal rows of the light sensor into one or more enabled rows and one or more disabled rows; obtain image data from the light sensor by sampling one or more cells in the one or more enabled rows; and store the received image data in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Wendel, Jeremy Dittmer
  • Patent number: 10979463
    Abstract: A streaming orchestrator may monitor the quality of video being delivered to a home or other building. If the streaming orchestrator determines that additional performance is needed, it may create an additional User Plane Gateway in the virtual “white box” environment residing in the customer premises. The streaming orchestrator may instruct gNodeBs to continue to route traffic back to the central core functions or to route traffic to local user plane gateways which transmit video streams to the Internet via localized high-speed connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • Patent number: 10979653
    Abstract: A capacity of a frame memory is reduced in an apparatus that performs image processing using the frame memory. An image processing apparatus includes a cutout processing unit, a frame memory, and a synthesis processing unit. Each time an input frame is imaged by an imaging unit, the cutout processing unit cuts out a part of the input frame as a current cutout frame on the basis of motion of the imaging unit. The frame memory holds the current cutout frame as a past cutout frame. The synthesis processing unit synthesizes the current cutout frame and the past cutout frame, and outputs a result as a synthesis frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yukinao Kenjo
  • Patent number: 10951829
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor, a shake detector, at least one processor and a memory storing a program including instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to function as: a selection unit configured to select any area in an image capturing area, a generation unit configured to generate shake information during exposure of a still image on the image sensor in accordance with a detection result of the shake detector during the exposure of the still image, a photographing condition, and the area selected by the selection unit, and a control unit configured to cause the shake information to be displayed on a display unit during the exposure of the still image on the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Go Naito
  • Patent number: 10922864
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display an image, and to cause the display unit to display a mark corresponding to a detection object detected in the image; and an output unit configured to output a number of the marks displayed on the display unit, wherein the display control unit adds or deletes a mark according to a user operation, and the output unit outputs the number of marks after the addition or after the deletion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taichi Matsui, Toshio Saishoji
  • Patent number: 10911680
    Abstract: A method, system, and article is directed to geolocation and attitude correction for mobile rolling shutter cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gregoire Kerr, Zoran Zivkovic
  • Patent number: 10911675
    Abstract: A signal processing device for compensating for shaking of an imaging device is provided. The signal processing device includes a motion determination circuit configured to determine motion type information indicating whether a motion of the image device was caused by a hand-shake or was intended by a user based on motion detection information detected by a gyro sensor, a calculation circuit configured to calculate a correction coefficient based on the motion type information, a correction circuit configured to correct motion information calculated from the motion detection information based on the correction coefficient, and a processor configured to synchronize image data of the image device with the corrected motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuaki Murakami
  • Patent number: 10893201
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to perform electronic image stabilization of images captured by an image sensor on a camera device. In the method and system, non-linear motion of a camera device is measured with a motion sensor during an exposure time for each line of a frame captured by the image sensor of the camera device. A first line of the frame has a first exposure time, and subsequent lines of the frame have an exposure time that is later than a previous line of the frame, each line of the frame having an associated position in the frame. The position of each line of the frame is adjusted based, at least in part, on the measured non-linear motion to create a modified frame that corrects for non-linear motion that occurred for each line of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: PELCO, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory V. Hofer
  • Patent number: 10863091
    Abstract: An example electronic device includes a camera, a sensor obtaining first motion information about motion of the electronic device, and a processor electrically connected to the camera and the sensor. The processor is configured to receive a plurality of image frames from the camera, to generate second motion information by applying a filter for a specified frequency band to the first motion information, to generate one or more image frames, in each of which at least partial motion of the motion is compensated based on the second motion information, from the at least part of image frames, and to display the one or more image frames through a display operatively connected to the electronic device. The receiving includes obtaining the first motion information about at least part of image frames among the plurality of image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Seok Song, Nak Hoon Kim, Byung Ho Ahn, Jae Mu Yun, Hak Jae Jeon
  • Patent number: 10848676
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to continue optical image stabilization even in the case where a correcting lens is positioned near a mechanical end. An optical image stabilization module used to control a camera module adjusts the position of a correcting lens and the like used for optical image stabilization while executing the optical image stabilization during an exposure period. An image distortion accompanying the position adjustment of the correcting lens can be corrected by, for example, an electronic image stabilization module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murashima, Hirohide Okuno, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiromi Nishi
  • Patent number: 10771700
    Abstract: There is provided an image blur correction apparatus. A detection unit detects shake occurring in an image capturing apparatus. Based on the shake, a determination unit determines a first correction amount and a second correction amount that are for correcting image blur. A transmission unit transmits a second correction amount to a second image blur correction apparatus via a communication device, the second image blur correction apparatus controlling a second correction member based on the second correction amount. 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 first correction amount and the correction error, a control unit controls a first correction member configured to correct image blur of the image capturing apparatus so as to reduce the correction error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Watanabe, Masafumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10755418
    Abstract: A background blurred method includes steps as follows: obtaining a color image, an IR light frame image and an IR dark frame image, and calculating a differential image between the IR light frame image and the IR dark frame image to generate a binary image; obtaining a foreground image of the binary image; calculating an IR brightness mean value of the foreground image of the differential image; and filtering the color image to generate a background blurred image according to the IR brightness mean value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Zhong-Yi Qiu, Wen-Tsung Huang, Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 10748305
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image capturing unit configured to capture a plurality of RAW image data sets while shifting a position of an image sensor relative to an optical axis; a difference generation unit configured to generate difference data; an encoding unit configured to encode the difference data; and a recording unit configured to record the encoded difference data, wherein, when generating difference data regarding a first RAW image data set and a second RAW image data set included in the plurality of RAW image data sets, the difference generation unit shifts the first RAW image data set, and obtains a difference between pieces of pixel data having the same color component, respectively included in the first RAW image data set and the second RAW image data set, to generate the difference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10732377
    Abstract: Providing a multi-aperture imaging device having a single-line array of optical channels arranged next to one another with and adjuster for channel-specifically changing a relative position between an image sensor region of a respective optical channel, the optics of the respective optical channel and a beam-deflecting device of the respective channel or for channel-specifically changing an optical characteristic of the optics of the respective optical channel or an optical characteristic of the beam-deflecting device relating to deflecting the optical path of the respective optical channel, and a storage having default values stored therein and/or a controller for converting sensor data to default values for channel-specifically controlling the adjusting device is used to reduce requirements to, for example, manufacturing tolerances of the multi-aperture imaging device and/or requirements to the multi-aperture imaging device as regards position and shape invariance relative to temperature variations such tha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brueckner, Andreas Braeuer, Alexander Oberdoerster
  • Patent number: 10699441
    Abstract: The calibration apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire images captured by a plurality of cameras; a vibration detection unit configured to detect vibration of the camera from the images for each of the cameras; an extraction unit configured to extract images captured by the camera whose vibration is within an allowable value and whose position and orientation are regarded as being the same as an image group for each of the cameras; a selection unit configured to select the image groups whose number is larger than or equal to a predetermined number of cameras as a combination; and an estimation unit configured to estimate a position and orientation parameter for each of the cameras by using the selected combination of the image groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaori Taya
  • Patent number: 10681711
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided method for operating a terminal. A motion pattern of at least one of the terminal or a peer terminal communicating with the terminal is determined in a time interval. A channel quality of a channel between the terminal and the peer terminal is determined in time intervals after the time interval based on the motion pattern in the time interval. At least one first time interval among the time intervals in which the channel quality is greater than or equal to a threshold value and at least one second time interval among the time intervals in which the channel quality is less than the threshold value are determined. Data in the at least one first time interval is transmitted to the peer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dong-Hyun Kim, Seong-Wook Song, Jong-Han Lim
  • Patent number: 10674087
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image stabilization method. The method includes acquiring a frame of an image to be stabilized and a related exposure time; acquiring first attitude data before the exposure time and second attitude data after the exposure time, wherein the number of the first attitude data is one or more, and the number of the second attitude data is one or more; acquiring a target attitude corresponding to the exposure time based on the first attitude data and the second attitude data; and obtaining a stabilized target image by stabilizing the image to be stabilized according to the target attitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bing Li, Wen Zou, Jun Ma, Guangyuan Lin
  • Patent number: 10616500
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that uses an area of an image pickup device, which has better characteristics, as an imaging area. The image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup optical system having a fish-eye lens. An image pickup device is movable relative to the image pickup optical system, and converts an object image formed through the image pickup optical system to electric signals. A characteristic detection section acquires characteristics of the image pickup device, and an imaging position detection section acquires an imaging position of the object image on the image pickup device. A target position to which the image pickup device is to be moved is determined based on the acquired characteristics of the image pickup device, and the acquired imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takamichi Nakata
  • Patent number: 10606152
    Abstract: Multi-aperture imaging device includes at least one image sensor, an array of juxtaposed optical channels, wherein each optical channel has optics for projecting at least one partial area of an object area on an image sensor area of the image sensor, and a beam deflector for deflecting an optical path of the optical channels in beam-deflecting areas of the beam deflector. The beam deflector is formed as an array of facets arranged along a line-extension direction of the array of optical channels. One facet is allocated to each optical channel. Each facet has a beam-deflecting area. A stray light suppressing structure is arranged between a first beam-deflecting area of a first facet and a second beam-deflecting area of a juxtaposed second facet, which is configured to reduce transition of stray light between the first beam-deflecting area and the second beam-deflecting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brueckner, Andreas Braeuer
  • Patent number: 10582211
    Abstract: A neural network learning algorithm obtains a fingerprint of a video sequence. Using the fingerprint, selection of an appropriate video stabilization algorithm, and its parameter settings, is performed. The video thus stabilized is made more appealing for viewing and easier for subsequent video compression. The neural network may be trained during a training phase to select a correct fingerprint of each video sequence based on the effectiveness of resulting video stabilization and/or compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Melanie Sclar, Amit Puntambekar, Michael Hamilton Coward, Wurzel David Parsons-Keir
  • Patent number: 10559084
    Abstract: A reflection determining apparatus is configured to determine reflection for a camera, wherein the camera is configured to photograph an external environment of a vehicle through a glass from an inside of the vehicle and the camera includes a reflection preventer configured to prevent reflection on the glass. The reflection determining apparatus is provided with: a calculator configured to calculate an optical flow of an area in which the reflection is not prevented in a photographed image of the camera; and a determinator configured to determine that there is the reflection in the photographed image of the camera if a duration in which a particular area is detected is greater than or equal to a predetermined time, wherein the particular area is defined by points with a value of the optical flow that is smaller than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakazu Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10546369
    Abstract: A method for determining exposure levels of an image-sensor pixel array includes (a) storing a first plurality of pixel values representing a first captured image, captured with the image sensor in an applied exposure configuration, each distinct region of the pixel array having a respective first exposure level, (b) determining pixel-value global statistics, (c) estimating, from the global statistics, a global pixel value of the first captured image, (d) determining, for each distinct region, a respective local statistics of the first pixel values, (e) assigning, to each distinct region, a respective scale factor based on the local statistics of the distinct region, (f) determining a refined exposure configuration including, for each distinct region, a second exposure level proportional to a product of its respective first exposure level and its respective scale factor, and (g) capturing second pixel values with the image sensor configured in the refined exposure configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fanbo Deng, Chengming Liu, Sarvesh Swami
  • Patent number: 10491821
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a camera module including an optical image stabilizer (OIS) module and an image sensor, and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to control the camera module to calculate an error based on an operation of the OIS module responsive to movement of the electronic apparatus during at least part of time of the first exposure, to interrupt the first exposure and obtain a first image corresponding to the first exposure, based on the fact that the calculated error exceeds a critical value, to obtain a second image corresponding to the second exposure, and to generate a third image, in which at least part of the movement is corrected, by using the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Sung Kim, Jae Mu Yun, Jeong Won Lee, Jae Joon Moon, Jae Hyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10475204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fast multi-object detection and tracking system. According to the system of the present invention, only a few frames are to be detected and the other frames are split into different size of steady motion segments in a binary way, and then the system of the present invention can predicted accurately. The system can help to achieve high tracking speed with multi-persons in high-definition videos and gain high accuracy as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shiting Wang, Qi Hu, Dongchao Wen
  • Patent number: 10447923
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus captures a first image with a first exposure time, captures a second image with a second exposure time shorter than the first exposure time, and determines either the first image and the second image as an image to be used for the calculation of a motion vector depending on a result of the detection of flicker based on the first image and the second image. Then, the imaging apparatus calculates a motion vector based on the determined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Shintani
  • Patent number: 10360479
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes obtaining an image, obtaining information of the image, obtaining content information of content included in the image, obtaining related information which relates to the image based on at least one of the information of the image and the content information, and classifying the image into at least one category based on a plurality of defined information/data elements and a relation among the information/data elements and metadata of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Chan Kim, Jun-Seok Heo
  • Patent number: 10334153
    Abstract: An image preview method, apparatus, and terminal are disclosed to provide a technical solution in which a background blurring effect with respect to a current scene can be previewed in real time. A terminal device synchronously obtains preview images of a current scene from different angles in a dual-camera photographing preview mode by using a dual-camera module, calculates, in the preview images based on a phase difference generated by a distance and an angle of the dual-camera module, a depth of field of each pixel unit included in a preview image, obtains a foreground depth of field of a preset target area in the preview image, and determines, in the same preview image, an area including all pixel units having a depth of field beyond a range as a background area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bing Li
  • Patent number: 10302807
    Abstract: The present specification discloses systems and methods for identifying and reporting contents of a tanker, container or vehicle. Programmatic tools are provided to assist an operator in analyzing contents of a tanker, container or vehicle. Manifest data is automatically imported into the system for each shipment, thereby helping security personnel to quickly determine container contents. In case of a mismatch between container contents shown by manifest data and the contents as ascertained from the scanning system, the container or vehicle may be withheld for further inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Songyang Yu, Rupa Chittineni, Mark J. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10290281
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including an imaging unit that captures a moving image in a predetermined range in an image display direction, a moving body detection unit that detects whether or not a moving body is present in a predetermined range in the image display direction, an image analysis unit that analyzes the moving image captured by the imaging unit to detect whether or not a face is present, and a power control unit that controls power consumption with different patterns according to a plurality of modes that are set by combining whether or not the face detected by the image analysis unit is present and whether or not the moving body detected by the detection unit is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Junji Ooi, Yusuke Sakai, Shingo Tsurumi, Tomohiko Gotoh, Yuichi Iida, Shinichi Hayashi, Junichi Tsukamoto, Asako Tadenuma
  • Patent number: 10275584
    Abstract: A method and a system for unlocking a mobile terminal on the basis of a high-quality eyeprint image may include collecting an original image of a current user by utilizing a front-facing camera when the mobile terminal needs to be unlocked; carrying out a 1080p image cropping on the original image by means of a register configured for the front-facing camera to obtain an eye image located in a special area of the original image; carrying out an eyeprint analysis and processing on the eye image to acquire eyeprint information of the current user; making a comparison between the eyeprint information and prestored eyeprint information to judge whether the comparison result shows that they are identical or not; and unlocking the mobile terminal if it is judged that they are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventor: Xiangdong Tang
  • Patent number: 10225486
    Abstract: A camera includes: a shooting section that outputs images of an object; a moving image shooting control section that controls the shooting section to repeat shooting under predetermined shooting conditions at a predetermined frame rate; a moving image generation section that generates moving images based on images shot under the predetermined shooting conditions, respectively; an image extraction section that extracts a first image and a second image based on a predetermined condition from each of the moving images; a display section; and a display control section that performs control to simultaneously multi-display the first image and the second image of each moving image on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Nonaka, Masaomi Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10205870
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus reads out a signal from pixels of an image sensor, sets a region in which a plurality of signals having different viewpoints are read out from each pixel of the image sensor, acquires first depth information for detecting an object using a signal read out from a first signal readout region, acquires evaluation information for detecting a focus state of an object using a read signal, and controls a signal readout amount of the first signal readout region based on the focus state determined based on the evaluation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunori Takayama, Toshihiro Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10171737
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a shake detection unit that holds a gyro sensor inside the shake detection unit; a first sheet metal and a second sheet metal that sandwich the shake detection unit in two facing directions; a first cushion member that abuts on the first sheet metal and faces the shake detection unit via the first sheet metal; and a second cushion member that abuts on the second sheet metal and faces the shake detection unit via the second sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumitaka Kikuchi, Koji Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10122922
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an angular velocity sensor configured to detect image blur in translation and rotation directions; an image stabilization microcomputer; an image pickup device drive actuator configured to cause the image pickup device to move to perform optical correction of image blur in the translation direction and, when necessary, image blur in the rotation direction; a system controller configured to perform electronic correction of cutting out a part of image; and a walking detecting portion configured to detect which of a walking state and a non-walking state of the image pickup apparatus, wherein in a case of the walking state, an amount of correction of the image blur in the rotation direction is caused to be smaller by the optical correction, and is caused to be larger by the electronic correction, compared with the non-walking state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kento Koyano
  • Patent number: 10122924
    Abstract: Miniature camera modules that achieve autofocus (AF) and optical image stabilization (OIS) using piston-tube electrostatic actuators are disclosed. Various embodiments of the camera modules that work on two main mechanisms are disclosed. The two mechanisms are the whole barrel motion leading to AF and OIS and the single lens motion leading to AF. The MEMS actuator is integrated within a housing which is, in turn, coupled with an image sensor module. Autofocus is achieved by a translational motion of the piston-tube electrostatic actuator to translate the whole barrel back and forth. OIS is achieved by tilting the whole barrel using the tilting action of the piston-tube actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Faez Ba-Tis, Ridha Ben-Mrad
  • Patent number: 10101593
    Abstract: An optical apparatus comprises a shake detection unit, a first optical correction unit, a second optical correction unit, a zoom detection unit, a correction amount calculation unit configured to calculate correction amounts to be corrected by the first optical correction unit and the second optical correction unit, and a control unit configured to change a calculation method of the correction amounts according to whether or not zoom lens performs zoom operation, wherein the control unit controls to calculate the correction amounts by calculation of separating a frequency of the shake when the zoom operation is stopped, and to calculate the correction amounts by proportional calculation based on movable ranges of the first optical correction unit and the second optical correction unit when the zoom operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Shibata
  • Patent number: 10055009
    Abstract: The refresh rate of a display of a portable display device is dependent on the degree of device motion detected by one or more motion sensors included in the portable display device, according to an embodiment of the invention. In an embodiment, when no device motion is detected by the one or more sensors, the display of the portable display device is refreshed at an initial refresh rate. When the one or more motion sensors detects a degree of device motion above a motion threshold, the refresh rate of the display is decreased to a motion-based refresh rate, according to an embodiment. In an embodiment, the degree of motion of moving content on the display is also taken into account when determining the display refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Oriol, Norman N. Wang, Domenico P. Porcino, Jacques P. Gasselin de Richebourg
  • Patent number: 10043458
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method which displays an image based on an image signal transmitted from the outside are provided. The display apparatus includes a display which generates light in a plurality of colors and displays an image; a signal receiver which receives an image signal; a signal processor which processes the received image signal in order to display an image based on the image signal; and a controller which analyzes the image signal received by the signal receiver and obtains color reproduction feature information of the image signal, and changes each color distribution of light generated by the display to display an image in a color which corresponds to the color reproduction feature information obtained, based on the image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-un Yun, Gae-youn Kim, Sang-hoon Lee, Jun-ho Jung, Tae-young Huh
  • Patent number: 9992398
    Abstract: Optical sighting is performed using plural optical sighting apparatuses that each comprise: a camera unit and a viewing system for viewing images. Geometric calibration of the camera units with respect to the imaged scene is performed by detecting features within captured images, generating descriptors from respective patches of the image at the features; detecting corresponding descriptors from different images, and deriving the geometric calibration from the positions in the respective images of the corresponding descriptors. A target location in a designator image captured at an earlier image-capture time is designated and a corresponding location relative to the current image captured at the current time is identified from the geometric calibration. A viewing system indicates where the corresponding location lies relative to the current image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: OXFORD METRICS PLC
    Inventors: Eric Sommerlade, Emmet Spier, Julian Morris
  • Patent number: 9983569
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a system and method for representing how a photograph was captured in relation to the field capture, and mapping this onto a shape in a 3D dimensional print. More specifically, a group of images, or single image captured through a lens with field of view distortion, is captured and stored together as a group. The images may be stitched together to form a single image. Once stitched together, a three-dimensional file is created and stored to the system. A server then provides the three-dimensional file to a three-dimensional printer for printing. Once printed, the three-dimensional object is packaged and mailed to the sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Scandy, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Pierre Carriere, IV, Kaben Gabriel Nanlohy, Harold Cole Wiley
  • Patent number: 9986150
    Abstract: A system and method that calculates a yaw error in an image and provides a user interface to a user for correcting the yaw error. The method includes receiving an image, performing line detection in the image, computing a line parameterization for lines in the image, computing a yaw angle for the image and providing the yaw data calculated in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel G Van Olst, Kathrin Berkner, Ramya Narasimha
  • Patent number: 9967463
    Abstract: A motion estimation and correction system and methods are shown comprising: an image acquisition device configured to acquire an image via scanning an image frame over a period of time, an inertial measurement unit configured to measure at least one of a position, an orientation, and a movement of the image acquisition device during the period of time and output an indication of the movement as detected; and a state estimation module, operatively coupled to the inertial measurement unit and the image acquisition device, configured to estimate a state related to at least one of position and orientation of the image acquisition device based on the at least one of the position, the orientation, and the movement. In one example, systems and methods include using an inertial measurement unit along with an image acquisition device. In one example, the image acquisition device includes a rolling-shutter camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: Anastasios Mourikis, Mingyang Li
  • Patent number: 9959674
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying navigation information on a mobile device are provided that include a method that includes obtaining an indication of a position and an indication of a direction associated with the mobile device, using the indication of the position, the indication of the direction, information regarding identities of POIs within a geographic region of interest, and information regarding areas associated with the POIs to determine at least one relevant POI, of the POIs, that is associated with the position and direction, and displaying at least one visual indication associated with each of the at least one relevant POI on the mobile device. The appearance of the at least one visual indication is dependent on at least one of a distance from the mobile device of the relevant POI associated with the visual indication or presence of a known physical barrier between the mobile device and that relevant POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jiajian Chen, Hui Chao