Network (master/slave, Client Or Server, Etc.) Patents (Class 348/211.3)
  • Patent number: 10721385
    Abstract: Reduction in power consumption of a video camera and a remote controller that displays a captured image of the video camera and improvement of operability are achieved. In a system including the video camera and the remote controller that displays a captured image of the video camera, when a period in which there is no operation on the operation unit of the remote controller reaches a first prescribed time, transmission of the captured image from the video camera to the remote controller via Wi-Fi communication and displaying processing on a display unit of the remote controller are stopped. Further, when a period in which there is no operation on the operation unit of the remote controller reaches a second prescribed time, the Wi-Fi communication is interrupted. Valid operation unit information in each mode is displayed on the display unit of the remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Nagahiro, Yoshihiro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10699174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using facial patterns for information access via optical barcodes are provided. In example embodiments, a computer accesses an image. The computer determines, using facial recognition, that the accessed image includes a face. The computer determines, using the face, an orientation of the image. The computer decodes, based on the determined orientation of the image, data encoded within the geometric shape. The computer may then access a resource based on the decoded data. In some aspects, a graphical output may be presented on a display device indicating the accessed resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Kirk Ouimet
  • Patent number: 10623804
    Abstract: A moving image capturing instructing terminal includes a communicator, a monitor, a memory, and a control unit. The control unit transmits recording start instruction information to a camera through the communicator. After the recording start instruction information is transmitted, the control unit receives moving image recording information related to the recording of the moving image from the camera through the communicator. After the recording start instruction information is transmitted, the control unit displays at least one of a scheduled recording period of time and a combination of a scheduled recording start time and a scheduled recording stop time through the monitor. After the moving image recording information is received, the control unit displays at least one of a recording period of time and a combination of a recording start time and a recording stop time through the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arata Shinozaki, Kensuke Ishii, Saori Matsumoto, Kiiko Takamatsu, Yoshitaka Sato
  • Patent number: 10567936
    Abstract: Software allows images captured during product development on a mobile device (e.g., smartphone or other client device) to be uploaded to a design management system from the mobile device. Mark-up annotations and comments can be added to the images at the mobile device. Assignment of tasks related to the images can be made from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Centric Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Humberto Roa, Ron Watson, James Horne, Yuriy Gorvitovskiy, Chris Groves, Ravi Rangan
  • Patent number: 10481922
    Abstract: A client management server predicts a desired configuration of clients deployed in an enterprise based on various signals. This prediction is a best guess for a desired functionality of the client from a predefined set of possible functionalities (e.g., wayfinding, room management, dashboard, sign-in kiosk, digital sign, and point of sale terminal). Based on this prediction, the client management server facilitates provisioning of the clients with a configuration that supports the predicted functionality. The client management server may populate configuration fields located on an administrator client. An administrator can review the populated configuration fields and confirm that the predicted configuration is correct by sending a confirmation signal back to the central server. Upon receiving confirmation from the administrator client, the central server can provision the client with the predicted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Pell, Dmitry Vnukov
  • Patent number: 10469764
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, media, and instructions are described for fast video sensor adjustment. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically captures a first plurality of frames upon selection of an input button while sensors of the device are determining camera settings for the environment. The first plurality of frames are captured using different automatic bracketing settings. Once the camera settings are determined, a second plurality of images are captured using the determined camera settings. One or more of the first plurality of images are used along with the second plurality of images for a video file. The one or more images may be selected based on a match between certain of the automatic bracketing settings and the final camera settings. A server computer may then aggregate settings from different devices to provide updated automatic bracketing settings to various devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Brook
  • Patent number: 10455145
    Abstract: A control apparatus performs control so as to display an image shot by a camera on a display unit and moves an image capturing direction of the camera in a direction corresponding to an edge of the image if a region which is designated in the image displayed on the display unit is moved to a position corresponding to the edge and satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10447911
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus can hold a bookmark to be used to access a camera through a network. The information processing apparatus acquires a photographed image photographed by the camera from the camera through the network, and then registers the photographed image acquired from the camera in the bookmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Tashiro, Motoo Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10387456
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for classifying and tagging records in a record management system using information extracted and analyzed from specific areas or regions of records. A specific area or region of the record may be scanned, and the content disposed therein processed against a plurality of classification templates. Based on proximity to the classification templates, the record may be assigned one or more tags corresponding to the classification templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RIPCORD INC.
    Inventors: Michael Moskwinski, Alex Fielding, Kevin Christopher Hall, Kimberly Lembo
  • Patent number: 10372750
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for, when there are multiple images, attaching an appropriate (neither too large nor too small) number of tags to each image. An information processing apparatus of an embodiment of the present invention includes: a processor; and a memory storing a program which, when executed by the processor, causes the information processing apparatus to: detect a subject from each of a plurality of images; determine a tag corresponding to the detected subject; calculate, for each image, a value based on an image quality of an area of the subject corresponding to the tag; select, based on the value calculated for each image, at least one of the plurality of images from which the subject corresponding to the tag is detected; and store the tag in association with the selected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Araki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10368003
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging device and a time-lapse imaging method capable of simply realizing time-lapse imaging using a pan and tilt mechanism. In a preferred aspect of the present invention, an imaging device includes a pan and tilt mechanism that rotates an imaging unit in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction relative to a device body, transmits a live view image to a smartphone, displays the live view image on a display and input unit, and receives an instruction input for specifying camerawork in time-lapse imaging using the display and input unit. Accordingly, the instruction input for specifying camerawork for performing time-lapse imaging using the pan and tilt mechanism can be simply input. The imaging device controls at least the pan and tilt mechanism based on the instruction input for specifying camerawork and controls the imaging unit to perform time-lapse imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Mikio Watanabe, Tatsuya Fujinami
  • Patent number: 10348948
    Abstract: A system for capturing an image of a user includes a mobile device for requesting capture of the image of the user and a camera. The mobile device further includes a communications device configured to broadcast a request, a user input device, and a processing circuit structured to instruct the communications device to broadcast the request in response to an input received via the user input device. The camera is configured to receive the broadcasted request, determine the location of the user, and capture an image of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, William D. Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10325082
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a radio communication unit configured to start emission of radio waves for performing radio communication with a radio tag, and obtain specific information from the radio tag, at least after a time point at which a user in a predetermined range is detected by a detecting unit; a first authentication unit configured to execute first authentication for the radio tag, based on the specific information obtained by the radio communication unit; a second authentication unit configured to execute second authentication for a user included in an image acquired by an imaging unit, based on feature information of the image; and an apparatus authentication unit configured to authorize the user to use the information processing apparatus, if a user of the radio tag authenticated by the first authentication is the same as the user authenticated by the second authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Inokuchi, Taku Ikawa
  • Patent number: 10298898
    Abstract: A smartphone may be freely moved in three dimensions as it captures a stream of images of an object. Multiple image frames may be captured in different orientations and distances from the object and combined into a composite image representing an image of the object. The image frames may be formed into the composite image based on representing features of each image frame as a set of points in a three dimensional point cloud. Inconsistencies between the image frames may be adjusted when projecting respective points in the point cloud into the composite image. Quality of the image frames may be improved by processing the image frames to correct errors. Distracting features, such as the finger of a user holding the object being scanned, can be replaced with background content. As the scan progresses, a direction for capturing subsequent image frames is provided to a user as a real-time feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ML Netherlands C.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Ilic, Peter Weigand, Erik Fonseka
  • Patent number: 10277841
    Abstract: This application discloses an image capture control method and apparatus, and an image capture device, wherein the method comprises: configuring different exposure periods for at least two photosensitive areas of a photosensitive array; determining start exposure times of the photosensitive areas, wherein a start exposure time of a photosensitive area having a relatively long exposure period is earlier than a start exposure time of a photosensitive area having a relatively short exposure period, and exposure of the photosensitive areas is completed in a longest exposure period of the exposure periods; and controlling exposure of the corresponding photosensitive areas according to the determined exposure periods and the start exposure times of the exposure periods. This application can improve quality of an HDR image by using a total exposure time as short as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Zhou, Dayong Ding
  • Patent number: 10277834
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide techniques for suggesting a visual effect based on detected sounds. The sounds can be speech and/or music. Tempo and song identification techniques may be used to determine criteria for selecting visual effects to present to a user. The user selects a visual effect from the suggested visual effects and applies the visual effect to an image acquired by a camera. A modified image that combines the original acquired image with the visual effect is transmitted to another user during communication such as video chat, or, alternatively, the modified image may be posted to a social media account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10262250
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using facial patterns for information access via optical barcodes are provided. In example embodiments, a computer accesses an image. The computer determines, using facial recognition, that the accessed image includes a face. The computer determines, using the face, an orientation of the image. The computer decodes, based on the determined orientation of the image, data encoded within the geometric shape. The computer may then access a resource based on the decoded data. In some aspects, a graphical output may be presented on a display device indicating the accessed resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Kirk Ouimet
  • Patent number: 10250812
    Abstract: A display system for displaying image data of an environment of a machine includes a display screen and a plurality of imaging devices communicably coupled to the display screen. Each of the plurality of imaging devices generates image data of the environment of the machine and has an associated operating parameter. The plurality of imaging devices stores the image data in an uncompressed form. The plurality of imaging devices compresses the image data and generates signals indicative of the compressed image data. The plurality of imaging devices receives the operating parameter associated with at least one another imaging device. The plurality of imaging devices transmits the compressed image data to the display screen based on the associated operating parameter and the received parameter of the at least one another imaging device. The plurality of imaging devices displays an image on the display screen based on the transmitted image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Tod A. Oblak, Lawrence A. Mianzo, Jeffrey T. Stringer
  • Patent number: 10225586
    Abstract: A method of transmission by a surveillance device to a control room, via a telecommunications network, of a series of images, includes steps, implemented by the surveillance device, of acquisition of a series of images, of coding of the series of images acquired into a series of base video frames including a first quantity of information and into at least one series of enhancement video frames of the series of base video frames, the series of enhancement video frames including a second quantity of information making it possible to enhance the quality of the series of images coded into the series of base video frames, of transmission in real time via the telecommunications network of at least the series of base video frames to the control room, and of storage of at least the series of enhancement video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS DS SAS
    Inventor: Arthur Lallet
  • Patent number: 10212363
    Abstract: A picture processing method and an electronic device are described. The method includes: adding a focus coordinate corresponding to a picture into exchangeable image file (EXIF) information corresponding to the picture when the picture is collected, so as to obtain extended EXIF information; determining a main area of the picture according to the extended EXIF information; calculating an average acutance value corresponding to the main area, and detecting number of noise points in the main area; and calculating to obtain a quality parameter corresponding to the picture by using the average acutance value and the number of noise points, and storing or displaying the picture according to the quality parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Guoqi Yan
  • Patent number: 10171776
    Abstract: A subject can be tracking using a plurality of physical video monitoring or image acquisition devices deployed in a delimited area. A map represents the delimited area. Icons representing the physical monitoring devices can be placed and configured on the map representing the delimited area. Some or all of the placed and configured video monitoring devices can be logically linked together to form scenes. The video feed from the physical video monitoring devices may be recorded in stable storage. A layout for display of the video feeds may be selected. Upon playing the video feed, whether live or recorded, a subject can be tracked through the delimited area by selecting one of the video monitoring devices in one of the available scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsik Horovitz, Shmuel Kiro, Or Sheffet
  • Patent number: 10142537
    Abstract: A motor control method includes steps of receiving a plurality of control commands through an input unit; driving a motor module to control a moving mode of an object according to the control commands by a processing unit, such that the motor module generates a plurality of coordinate information relative to the moving mode; collecting the control commands from the input unit and collecting the coordinate information from the motor module by the processing unit; and driving the motor module to reproduce the moving mode of the object according to the control commands and the coordinate information by the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Yeh Hsieh, Yi-Cing Kuo
  • Patent number: 10127688
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, system and computer program product for identifying the Main Colors and the matching colors of a visual object, and then viewing on a mobile device select items comprising the matching colors, such as from a merchant's catalog. A visual object is analyzed for color content, and the results are stored on a system database located on the device or on a remote server. The color analysis of the objects comprise advanced image processing techniques, such as Main Color extraction using color space transformation comprising HSV, RGB and CYMK to map between pixels in the image. The user can subsequently view a display on their mobile identifying the visual object's Main Colors and at least one Harmonic Color; and then select and view all items (i.e. products in a database) comprising one Harmonic Color, and/or all items of a specific type and Harmonic Color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Alon Atsmon, Dan Atsmon
  • Patent number: 10084934
    Abstract: An image file naming rule is set by setting each of a plurality of items that configure a file name. It is determined whether or not any one of the plurality of items includes an item for which information that defines the file name to be unique is set. If it is determined that none of the plurality of items includes the item for which information that defines the file name to be unique is set upon changing information set in a target item of the plurality of items, information that can be set for the target item is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuma Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 10062244
    Abstract: An electronic device including a sensor, a first processor, and a second processor and a method for associating data with time information are provided. The method includes including receiving a notification signal corresponding to the data from the first processor, determining time information and first identification information that correspond to the notification signal in response to the reception, receiving the data and second identification information corresponding to the notification signal from the first processor, associating the data with the time information at least based on the first identification information and the second identification information, and providing the data associated with the time information to an application. Other various embodiments may also be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Hoon You, Jong-Jin Kim, Jong-Hwan Kim, Chan-Hyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10055956
    Abstract: A monitoring camera apparatus including a processing unit configured to process a video image input by an imaging unit, an upload control unit configured to upload the video image processed by the processing unit to a server via a network, a setting unit configured to set a parameter for the imaging unit to perform imaging or a processing parameter for the processing unit, and a transmission control unit configured to stop uploading of the processed video image to the server when the setting unit is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masato Kozakura
  • Patent number: 10033884
    Abstract: An imaging system captures an image by detecting, by a sensor, radiation from a radiation generating apparatus, and transmits image data of the image captured by the sensor to a controller. The controller includes a control unit configured to control whether to permit the use of the sensor, based on whether the sensor already holds the captured image data at the time of connection of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiko Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 10008242
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods to synchronize recordings between content recording devices. A method may include establishing a synchronized recording relationship with a second content recording device. The method may further include capturing a first recording and periodically inserting a first set of markers in the first recording at a first set of points of time. A second recording may be captured by the second content recording device and a second set of markers are inserted in the second recording at a second set of points of time. The first recording and the second recording may be temporally aligned based on a first marker of the first set of markers and a second marker of the second set of markers. The first marker and the second marker have a matching type and corresponding to a common point in time in the first recording and the second recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Abraham Tabak
  • Patent number: 9967424
    Abstract: A technique processes captured data on a device, wherein selected captured data of a given quality resolution is transferred via a communication link to a separate storage location for future availability. A storage protocol may include different storage organization categories. A possible aspect includes an identifier record to enable future accessibility to selected captured data by one or more authorized parties or approved devices or authorized recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 9923941
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide an approach for sharing media items between mobile devices that are in proximity to one another. A device ID is generated and shared with nearby devices. Media items are uploaded to a data server and then sent from the data server to other devices that request them based on a shared device ID. Users do not need to know each other or be connected to each other in any social media sense, and yet can still share media items. Thus, disclosed embodiments provide a new level of crowd-sourced coverage of an event based on sharing of media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ballands, Kyle J. Craig, Michael D. Kistler, Ramakrishnan Rajamony
  • Patent number: 9911237
    Abstract: Image processing techniques for self-captured images are disclosed. An image can be captured during activation of an illumination element of a mobile device. Presence of a representation of the mobile device can be determined in the captured image based at least in part upon locating a reflection of an illumination produced by the illumination element. Dimensions of the representation of the mobile device can be determined and compared to actual dimensions of the mobile device to provide a scaling factor. The scaling factor can be used to determine the size of various objects, including articles of clothing, in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Ryan Gray
  • Patent number: 9906721
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein combines wide angle lenses with normal lenses to create an undistorted 360° view of the surrounding environment. The normal lenses record an image of the surrounding environment in the areas where the wide angle lenses provide a distorted view. The wide angle lenses and the normal lenses can be part of a stand-alone imaging device, can be accessories to a mobile device, or can be integrated into a mobile device. Various ways to integrate the wide lenses and/or the normal lenses into the camera are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 9842258
    Abstract: A method for presenting a preview of a video includes receiving a first version of the video. The first version of the video has a first resolution. The method also includes analyzing the first version of the video and identifying a first preview frame from the first version of the video based on the analysis of the first version of the video. The method further includes obtaining information relating to the identified first preview frame and receiving a second version of the video. The second version of the video has a second resolution, which is greater than the first resolution. The method also includes extracting, from the second version of the video, a second preview frame according to the information relating to the first preview frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: XIAOYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lili Zhao
  • Patent number: 9826147
    Abstract: A software routine detects a user selection of an icon on a touch screen of a portable digital image capturing device to communicate a digital image over a wireless network to a destination, and detects a selection of the digital image. The software routine further filters the digital image, identifies a user, and communicates the filtered digital image over the wireless network to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin R. Imes
  • Patent number: 9774799
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described in which image information is received from an image sensor relating to one image frame, one or more sub-images are produced from the received image information according to given cropping data; and the produced one or more sub-images are forwarded through an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juha Alakarhu, Matti Hamalainen, Ossi Kalevo, Tero Vuori
  • Patent number: 9736133
    Abstract: A method for providing enhanced authenticity for a multimedia data item, the multimedia data item including captured multimedia data with associated metadata, wherein the method includes receiving the multimedia data item over a transmission path. The method further includes defining path information for the received multimedia data item based on the used transmission path; and storing the path information to the multimedia data item for providing enhanced authenticity of the association between the metadata and the captured multimedia data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: P2S Media Group Oy
    Inventors: Timmo Johannes Rinne, Ville Aleksi Laurikari, Jussi Pekka Markula, Petri Oskari Rahja
  • Patent number: 9681036
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging module configured to continuously generate a live image and perform capture to generate still images, a communication module configured to transmit the live image to a display apparatus and receive a capturing command from the display apparatus, a transmission detection unit configured to detect whether the live image is being transmitted to the display apparatus, an information addition unit configured to add transmission information indicating whether the transmission of the live image is being performed before the capturing command is received to the still images generated based on the capturing command, and a storage module configured to store the still images with the transmission information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke Ishii, Saori Matsumoto, Arata Shinozaki, Yoshitaka Sato
  • Patent number: 9681054
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a first communication control unit that receives action instruction information from an external communication device; and a pseudo image generating unit that generates a pseudo image simulatively expressing an action by a user of the imaging apparatus according to an action instruction based on the action instruction information. The action instruction information includes angle change instruction information and shooting instruction information. The pseudo image generating unit generates, based on a position information and a first orientation information respectively acquired upon receipt of the shooting instruction information, as well as on the shooting instruction information, a first pseudo image, and generates, based on the angle change instruction information, a second pseudo image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sato, Mai Yamaguchi, Yuiko Uemura, Tomomi Uemura, Sachie Yamamoto, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9679392
    Abstract: A motion capture system includes motion capture cameras positioned in various locations and orientations with respect to a motion capture volume. The motion capture system includes a host computing device that is operatively coupled with the motion capture cameras. The host computing device remotely controls operation of the motion capture cameras to record movement within the motion capture volume. At least one of the motion capture cameras includes a user-interface that is operable by a user to remotely initiate a control operation of the host computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: NaturalPoint, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Richardson
  • Patent number: 9633697
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for zoom indication for stabilizing unstable video clips is described. To indicate zoom, a zoom value associated with an unstable segment of a video clip is received. The zoom value represents a value by which frames of the video clip in the unstable segment need to be zoomed to stabilize the unstable segment. An indicia is displayed representing the zoom value in a thumbnail in a user interface. The thumbnail represents the video clip. The indicia displayed over a region in the thumbnail corresponding to the unstable segment in the video clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 9621816
    Abstract: A lighting control device includes: a luminance acquirer that acquires a luminance measured value of a fixed point of an object when the object is viewed from a predetermined viewpoint; and a lighting adjuster that individually controls a plurality of light sources irradiating the object from different directions based on the luminance measured value, and adjusts lighting on the object such that the luminance of the fixed point comes close to a predetermined setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chie Nishi
  • Patent number: 9621800
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a plurality of images are synthesized. The present invention includes a camera configuring to acquire a first image in response to a shooting command and a plurality of second images on a preset condition, a controller creating a synthetic image by synthesizing a whole part of the acquired first image and at least one portion of a plurality of the acquired second images, and a display unit configured to display the created synthetic image, wherein the controller controls a prescribed visual effect to be displayed on the synthetic image to indicate a region corresponding to the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunhyuk Lee, Bumbae Kim
  • Patent number: 9578239
    Abstract: A controlling method suitable for an electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a camera module and a switch button. The controlling method includes following steps. A holding duration is measured started from a first time point when the switch button is pressed down. In response to the holding duration ends within a first threshold period, a singular image is generated. In response to the holding duration exceeds the first threshold period and ends within a second threshold period from the first time point, a series of burst images during the holding duration is generated. In response to the holding duration exceeds the second threshold period, a series of burst images during the second threshold period is generated, and also a video is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: David Folchi, Nicole Pauline Sangco, Ting-Chia Kuo, Hui-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 9554028
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a first communication unit, an imaging control unit, and a recording determination unit that determines whether or not an image data is to be recorded according to an operation instruction. The first communication unit transmits recording permission information to an external communication device when a user operation is a recording permission operation, and transmits recording prohibition information to the communication device when the user operation is a recording prohibition operation. The imaging control unit associates image data with determination result determined by the recording determination unit and either one of the recording permission information and the recording prohibition information and controls a recording unit to record the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Ichikawa, Katsuhisa Kawaguchi, Masaomi Tomizawa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9509941
    Abstract: An example system that allows a camera enabled application, such as an augmented reality application, to run in a protected area may include a first device including a camera, the camera including a secure mode of operation and a display, an image processing module configured to convert image data from the camera to encoded data when the camera is in the secure mode and protect image data stored in the system, an encryption module configured to encrypt encoded data from the image processing module, and a protected audiovisual path mechanism configured to securely send augmented encoded data to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Harple, Gyan Prakash, Saurabh Dadu, Sigal Louchheim
  • Patent number: 9454280
    Abstract: A digital image display device comprising: a display screen; a processor; a network connection for receiving digital media assets provided by a plurality of individuals; an image memory; a user interface for receiving input from a user of the digital image display device; and a program memory. The program memory stores instructions to execute the steps of: receiving a digital media asset; displaying the received digital media asset on the display screen; determining an asset classification for the displayed digital media asset; selecting a set of classified feedback message choices responsive to the determined asset classification; displaying the selected set of feedback message choices, receiving input from the user to select a particular feedback message choice; and providing an indication of the selected feedback message to the individual who provided the displayed digital media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES FUND 83 LLC
    Inventors: Ting-Yee Liao, Kenneth Alan Parulski, Timothy L. Nichols
  • Patent number: 9432631
    Abstract: Data from a wireless network location system is used in conjunction with the known geographic location of a video surveillance area such that the system according to the present invention infers that a person who appears in an image in the video is the user of a mobile phone estimated to be at the person's location. When facial recognition is applied and the person's identity is thus recognized, an association is generated as between the identity according to the facial recognition and the identity of the co-located mobile phone. This association can be critical when there is no personal identification available for a mobile phone such as a pre-paid mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Manlio Allegra, Martin Feuerstein, Mahesh B. Patel
  • Patent number: 9420154
    Abstract: An observation system has at least two probes, and each probe has a camera and an illumination light source to illuminate an observation field of the camera. The at least two probes are able to move each other such that, in an observation field of a camera of one probe, an illumination light source of another probe may locate. To avoid disturbances caused by light from the illumination light source of the another probe, and use light from an illumination light source of the one probe to enhance image quality, image capturing by a camera of the one probe is performed within a period in which an illumination light source of the one probe to which the camera belongs is activated and the illumination light source locating in the observation field of the camera is inactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Tsuneyuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 9413948
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recommending image capture settings based on a geographic location are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method may include determining a geographic location of the electronic device. The method may also include determining a recommended image capture setting based on the geographic location. Further, the method may include configuring the electronic device to capture an image based on the recommended image capture setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Christopher J. Hardee, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9392102
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing video telephony by a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes establishing a video telephony connection with another mobile terminal, capturing a first image with a first camera, capturing a second image with a second camera, transmitting image information of at least one of the first image and the second image to a server, determining if image data is received from the server, if the image data is received, creating a panoramic image with the image data and at least one of the first image and the second image, and transmitting the panoramic image to the other mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhinan Zhou