Still And Motion Modes Of Operation Patents (Class 348/220.1)
  • Patent number: 10945017
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting still images and a video feed from an unmanned aerial vehicle to a ground station is disclosed. The system includes an aircraft including a digital video camera to capture still images and video frames of an object. A video encoder is coupled to the camera to provide a video output including video packets. A file server is coupled to the camera to provide a still image output including image data packets. A multiplexer is coupled to the video output and the still image output. The multiplexer produces a data transmission including the video packets and the image data packets. A transmitter sends the data transmission to the ground station. The ground station receives the data transmission and demultiplexes the packets into separate video and image data packets. The ground control station may select the ratio the video stream images in relation to the still image to be transmitted from the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Szarek, Thomas Omer, Jefferson C. McBride
  • Patent number: 10931866
    Abstract: A camera device including multiple optical chains receives user input indicating one or more user selectable control option setting(s), e.g., a user selected depth of field control option setting and an aspect ratio control option setting. The indicated control option settings are stored in memory in the camera device. Multiple optical chains of the camera device capture an image during an image capture time interval. A set of captured images are stored in a file along with metadata including the user indicated control option settings. A composite image is generated from a set of captured images in accordance with the stored indicated control option settings, e.g., generating a composite image with a user selected depth of field and/or a user selected aspect ratio. In some embodiments, at least some of the user selected control option settings are not used during image capture operations but are used in subsequent image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Light Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, Fan Sai Kuok, Jannie Lai, Jared Torres Calinisan, Feng Li
  • Patent number: 10904435
    Abstract: In example implementations, a method to launch a camera application from a mobile device is provided. The method includes receiving a biometric of a user. The orientation of the mobile device may also be detected. In response to the biometric and detecting that the mobile device is in a landscape orientation, the camera application is launched and the camera on the mobile device is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Sudish Mukundan
  • Patent number: 10893206
    Abstract: Techniques are described for zooming in video. In some implementations, a first video stream from a camera is provided, a digitally zoomed portion of the first video stream from the camera is provided, a second video stream from the camera corresponding to the digitally zoomed portion of the first video stream is requested, and the digitally zoomed portion of the first video stream is replaced with the second video stream from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, John Varn, Dean Constantine, Jaimin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10880499
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device and an information processing method that can further shorten a time taken to perform processes related to an output of a captured image. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit configured to process each piece of first data transferred with a first data density and second data transferred with a second data density that is different from the first data density based on pixel signals output from each of a plurality of pixels. The processing unit executes at least one of processing of outputting an image based on the first data and image-processing on the second data based on the first data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenzaburo Seki
  • Patent number: 10873691
    Abstract: An accessory apparatus is connectable to an imaging apparatus along with an interchangeable lens apparatus. The accessory apparatus includes an accessory communication unit configured to provide a communication channel to and from the imaging apparatus, an operation member allowing an operation by a user, and an accessory control unit configured to communicate with the imaging apparatus via the accessory communication unit. The accessory control unit notifies the imaging apparatus of a communication request according to detection of the operation of the operation member, and repeats transmitting operation state information indicating an operation state of the operation member to the imaging apparatus from when the communication request is notified to when an end of the operation is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10863088
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image sensor, a readout circuit capable of performing a first readout operation of reading out a first image signal and a second readout operation of reading out a second image signal for which the number of pixels is larger than the number of pixels for the first image signal, a compression circuit that generates a first compressed image signal by compressing the first image signal, and generates a second compressed image signal by compressing the second image signal, a decoding unit configured to decode the first compressed image signal and second compressed image signal, and a control unit configured to perform control so as to transfer the second compressed image signal to the decoding unit during a period during which the decoding unit is not decoding the first compressed image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Furumochi
  • Patent number: 10861359
    Abstract: A method for seamless transition from a 2D surround view to a 3D surround view. The method includes initializing the 2D-SRV processing chain, displaying the 2D surround view while waiting for HLOS handshake to complete and upon completion of a HLOS handshake, initializing a 3D-SRV processing chain and waiting for a 3D-SRV buffer output; disabling the 2D-SRV display pipeline and enabling a 3D-SRV display pipeline; enabling switchback monitor; atomically switching to 3D surround view seamlessly and glitch free; and displaying 3D surround view on a monitor. Another method includes detecting a crash in a HLOS and seamlessly switching to a 2D surround view from a 3D surround view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Shravan Karthik, Srirama Krishnan Govindarajan, Venkateswara Rao Mandela
  • Patent number: 10805533
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and useful paradigm in wide area imaging, in which wide area imaging is provided by a step/dwell/image capture process and system to capture images and produce from the captured images a wide area image. The image capture is by a sensor that has a predetermined image field and provides image capture at a predetermined frame capture rate, and by a motorized step and dwell sequence of the sensor, where image capture is during a dwell, and the step and dwell sequence of the sensor is synchronized with the image capture rate of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Diversified Innovations Fund, LLLP
    Inventors: Andrew J. Griffis, Michael B. Powell, Mark J. Howell
  • Patent number: 10805526
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging apparatus, an imaging method and a computer program product capable of reducing the deviation of an output image when imaging modules with different spectral sensitivities are replaced with each other, an imaging method, and a computer program product. The imaging apparatus includes a processor that selectively obtains one of the first captured image and the second captured image to be output as an output image based on a magnification characteristic of the output image; based on the first image being replaced with the second image as the output image, corrects image information of the second captured image based on first output image information of the first captured image and second output image information of the second captured image; and outputs the output image according to a correction to the second captured image based on the corrected image information of the second captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Moriya
  • Patent number: 10778967
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods performed by a processor of a robotic vehicle for detecting and responding to defects on an on-board imaging device that includes an image sensor. Various embodiments may include causing the imaging device to capture at least one image, determining whether a defect to the imaging device is detected based at least in part on the at least one captured image, and, in response to determining that a defect to the imaging device is detected, identifying an area of the image sensor corresponding to the defect and masking image data received from the identified area of the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Travis Van Schoyck, Daniel Warren Mellinger, III, Michael Joshua Shomin, Jonathan Paul Davis, Ross Eric Kessler, Michael Franco Taveira
  • Patent number: 10744790
    Abstract: In a printing device, a thermal head has heating elements and prints an image made up of line images. A memory stores sets of parameters, each set including one of first parameters and corresponding one of second parameters. The controller calculates an average consumed power with respect to a line image subject to calculation by dividing a total amount of consumed power by a period of time set in each first parameter, thereby providing average consumed powers for the sets of parameters. The total amount of consumed power is an accumulated consumed power consumed in the heating elements energized during printing in the period of time including a print timing of the line image subject to calculation. The controller sets a cycle time for printing the line image subject to calculation so that each average consumed power does not exceed an upper limit specified by corresponding one of second parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Minami, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10747266
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a dock may be provided. The dock may include: a first attachment member configured to attach to an external item; a second attachment member configured to receive a computing device; and a scroll wheel configured to provide user input to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Sreenath Unnikrishnan, Min-Liang Tan, Chee Oei Chan, Jian Yao Lien, Jeffrey Chee Cheng Liang, Greg Breinholt, Boon Sim Chong, Kah Yong Lee, Sze Khiang Rex Kwek
  • Patent number: 10742876
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging element including a sensor unit provided with a light reception surface on which a plurality of pixel rows including a plurality of pixels arranged in a row direction are arranged in a column direction orthogonal to the row direction, a storage unit that stores imaging signals read out from all of the pixels included in the plurality of pixel rows, a first output terminal that outputs the imaging signal stored in the storage unit, and a second output terminal that outputs the imaging signal stored in the storage unit; an imaging control unit as defined herein; an output control unit that performs a first output control and a second output control as defined herein; a first image processing unit as defined herein; and a second image processing unit as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10701352
    Abstract: An image monitoring device includes a maximum value and minimum value calculator, a small-luminance-difference determiner, a small-luminance-difference-block counter, and a dirt adherence determiner. The maximum value and minimum value calculator calculates, for each of a plurality of blocks set in one frame of a video signal obtained through a lens, a maximum luminance value and a minimum luminance value of a plurality of pixels forming each of the plurality of blocks. The small-luminance-difference determiner determines whether or not each of the blocks has a small luminance difference, by comparing a difference between the maximum luminance value and the minimum luminance value with a first threshold. The small-luminance-difference-block counter counts a number of blocks having the small luminance difference in the one frame. The dirt adherence determiner determines whether or not dirt is adherent to the lens, based on the number of blocks having the small luminance difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Tsurube
  • Patent number: 10701256
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatically selecting between multiple image capture subsystems with overlapping fields of view but different optical properties. A selection may be made by estimating a plurality of operational characteristics of an image capture event, and, based on those estimates, selecting a primary image capture subsystem for the image capture event. For example, in a device such as a cellphone comprising two capture subsystems, each subsystem including a lens system and sensor system where each subsystem has a different fixed optical zoom parameter, a subsystem can be chosen based on a combination of desired zoom value, estimated focus distance, and estimated scene brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianping Zhou, Sebastien Beysserie, Jozef Kruger
  • Patent number: 10686987
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: an input unit that inputs image data generated by an image capturing unit that has a plurality of pixel groups, each pixel group including at least one pixel, and that is capable of performing image-capturing under different imaging conditions for each of the pixel groups and data for the imaging conditions for each of the pixel groups; and a recording control unit that generates image data for each of pixel groups having the same imaging conditions based on the image data inputted from the input unit and records the image data generated for each of the pixel groups having the same imaging conditions in a recording unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Miyakawa, Naoki Yamagata
  • Patent number: 10646110
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: a light source unit that alternatingly emits first illumination light and second illumination light; an imaging means for generating a first image signal of a subject illuminated by the first illumination light, and generating a second image signal of the subject illuminated by the second illumination light; a first image signal storing means for storing the first image signals; a second image signal storing means for storing the second image signals; an image evaluation value calculating means for calculating at least one of image evaluation values based on the first image signals and image evaluation values based on the second image signals; an image signal selecting means for selecting a first display image signal and selecting a second display image signal based on the image evaluation values; and a displaying means for displaying a first image and a second image that are based on the first display image signal and the second display image signal respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10609286
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for predicting lighting conditions. In particular, the systems and methods described herein analyze a single low-dynamic range digital image to estimate a set of high-dynamic range lighting conditions associated with the single low-dynamic range lighting digital image. Additionally, the systems and methods described herein train a convolutional neural network to extrapolate lighting conditions from a digital image. The systems and methods also augment low-dynamic range information from the single low-dynamic range digital image by using a sky model algorithm to predict high-dynamic range lighting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Yannick Hold-Geoffroy, Sunil S. Hadap, Kalyan Krishna Sunkavalli, Emiliano Gambaretto
  • Patent number: 10574980
    Abstract: A video evaluation device is coupled to a video source, such as a set-top box, that obtains video data, and to a display device that presents video data received from the set-top box. Content received by the video source is communicated to the testing device, which communicates the video data to the display device for presentation to a user and generates a copy of the video data. The video evaluation device applies one or more computer vision methods and machine learned models to the copy of the video data to generate metrics identifying quality of the video data from characteristics extracted from the copy of the video data and likely user interaction with the video data. The video evaluation device testing device also communicates with an online system that combines metrics determined by the video evaluation device as well as data from other sources to identify video data quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CASE ON IT, S.L.
    Inventors: Agustin Batiz, Diego Ruiz-Moreno, Arthur Filoche, Rodolfo Boris Oporto, Cesar Corbacho, Jorge Soria
  • Patent number: 10521579
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to implementing biometric authentication, including providing user interfaces for: a biometric enrollment process tutorial, aligning a biometric feature for enrollment, enrolling a biometric feature, providing hints during a biometric enrollment process, application-based biometric authentication, autofilling biometrically secured fields, unlocking a device using biometric authentication, retrying biometric authentication, managing transfers using biometric authentication, interstitial user interfaces during biometric authentication, preventing retrying biometric authentication, cached biometric authentication, autofilling fillable fields based on visibility criteria, automatic log-in using biometric authentication, retrying biometric authentication at a credential entry user interface, providing indications of error conditions during biometric authentication, providing indications about the biometric sensor during biometric authentication, and orienting the device to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Peter D. Anton, Lynne Devine, Nathan De Vries, Alan C. Dye, Daamun Mohseni, Grant Paul
  • Patent number: 10497273
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides effective recording and broadcasting method and system. The recording of function operation of using multimedia whiteboard, speech/speaking voice, communication voice for communication with other users and/or guiding etc. by user during network teaching or online conference is realized, and different data streams are formed respectively, the various data streams are labeled with unified time stamp created by network teaching system, which replaces completely recording the whole event in streaming media format. In this way, network users can conveniently download various data streams to be broadcasted from cloud server or local area network server through network anytime and anywhere, after acquiring data stream, client on user terminal reproduces the acquired data stream according to time stamp and organically combines them to broadcast and displays them to user, thereby finishing broadcasting on demand and browsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EAGLESOUL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengfan Chen, Jia Liu
  • Patent number: 10491820
    Abstract: A portable device and method for controlling a screen in the portable device are provided. More specifically, a portable device for, upon termination of a camera application, displaying a shortcut icon corresponding to the last operated camera on a home screen, and a method for controlling a screen in the portable device are provided. A portable device for, upon termination of a camera application, displaying a shortcut icon corresponding to the last operated camera between a front camera and a rear camera on a home screen, and a method for controlling a screen in the portable device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10484547
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method configured to distribute image effects for user experience events. In some implementation, a user experience event may include making one or more image effects available to one or more users via computing platform associated with the users. In some implementation, an image effect may include one or more of a filter, a sticker, an animation, a text, a video clip, a free form drawing, and/or other effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Kristin Weeks
  • Patent number: 10476664
    Abstract: A communication system, comprising a first apparatus and a second apparatus. A processing entity of the first apparatus is configured for: obtaining a first bit stream; subdividing it into a plurality of N-bit input segments; for each of the input segments, determining an input index as a value represented by the N bits of a particular input segment, determining an output index based on the input index and a mapping between 2N possible input indexes and 2N possible output indexes, and setting bits of a corresponding N-bit output segment so as to represent the value of the output index; and causing transmission of a second bit stream formed using each corresponding first output segment to the second apparatus, where a similar operation is performed to recover the N-bit first input segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Quantropi Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Kuang
  • Patent number: 10477077
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for capturing digital images. In use, at least one ambient exposure parameter is determined, and at least one flash exposure parameter based on the at least one ambient exposure parameter is determined. Next, via at least one camera module, an ambient image is captured at a first resolution, and, via the at least one camera module, a flash image is captured at a second resolution according to the at least one flash exposure parameter. The captured ambient image and the captured flash image are stored. Lastly, the captured ambient image and the captured flash image are combined to generate a first merged image. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: William Guie Rivard, Adam Barry Feder, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 10462403
    Abstract: An electric camera includes an image sensing device with a light receiving surface having N vertically arranged pixels and an arbitrary number of pixels arranged horizontally, N being equal to or more than three times the number of effective scanning lines M of a display screen of a television system, a driver to drive the image sensing device to vertically mix or cull signal charges accumulated in individual pixels of K pixels to produce, during a vertical effective scanning period of the television system, a number of lines of output signals which corresponds to 1/K the number of vertically arranged pixels N of the image sensing device, K being an integer equal to or less than an integral part of a quotient of N divided by M, and a signal processing unit having a function of generating image signals by using the output signals of the image sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakano, Ryuji Nishimura, Toshiro Kinugasa
  • Patent number: 10440218
    Abstract: One or more image processing apparatuses, one or more control methods therefor, and one or more storage mediums for use with same are provided herein. In at least one embodiment provided herein, an image processing apparatus includes a determining unit configured to selectively determine from a plurality of data formats a data format of still image data generated from un-development moving image data which may have a readjustable focal position, an instructing unit configured to instruct to output the still image data, and a generating unit configured to generate from the un-development moving image data the still image data in the data format determined by the determining unit in a case where the instructing unit instructs to output the still image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10417504
    Abstract: A system is described. The system includes one or more sensing devices to acquire depth image data, scan logic to scan the depth image data for moving objects, vehicle recognition logic to recognize an automobile in the scanned image data, capture a registered plate number of the automobile and connect with the automobile based on the captured registered plate number and object recognition logic to recognize a presence of one or more moving objects in the depth image data that are about to come across a path of the automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vladimir Colton, Artyom Khvediouk, Ayoob Nabwani, Saar Amzaleg
  • Patent number: 10405002
    Abstract: A method of detecting image quality in a wavelet transform-encoded image includes receiving wavelet transform-encoded image data partitioned into tiles, each tile partitioned into a number of subbands, evaluating a number of wavelets in fewer than the number of subbands, assigning a measure to each of the subbands evaluated for each tile, using the measures to determine a perceptual visual quality score for the image, and adjusting operation of the decoder based upon the perceptual visual quality score. A decoding system includes a memory to receive wavelet-transformed compressed image data having a predetermined number of subbands, and a decoder to determine a number of wavelet coefficients in a subset of the predetermined number of subbands, measure an amount of blur in the image data based upon the number of wavelet coefficients, and adjust a decoding process based upon the amount of blur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Krishna Seshadri Ramaswamy
  • Patent number: 10397507
    Abstract: An electric camera includes an image sensing device with a light receiving surface having N vertically arranged pixels and an arbitrary number of pixels arranged horizontally, N being equal to or more than three times the number of effective scanning lines M of a display screen of a television system, a driver to drive the image sensing device to vertically mix or cull signal charges accumulated in individual pixels of K pixels to produce, during a vertical effective scanning period of the television system, a number of lines of output signals which corresponds to 1/K the number of vertically arranged pixels N of the image sensing device, K being an integer equal to or less than an integral part of a quotient of N divided by M, and a signal processing unit having a function of generating image signals by using the output signals of the image sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakano, Ryuji Nishimura, Toshiro Kinugasa
  • Patent number: 10368025
    Abstract: An imaging element having a layered structure including a first chip having a pixel portion in which pixels for photoelectrically converting an optical image of an object and generating a pixel signal are arranged two-dimensionally and a second chip in which a drive means of the pixel portion is arranged, and having a first output path to output the pixel signals of at least a first pixel group in the pixel portion and a second output path to output the pixel signals of a second pixel group, comprises the a conversion means for converting the pixel signals of the first and second output paths into digital signals and a control information generation means for generating control information of a photographing operation of the object by using the digital signal converted by the conversion means, wherein at least a part of the conversion means is arranged in the first chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Ise
  • Patent number: 10359610
    Abstract: The zoom lens includes: a first lens group that is disposed to be closest to an object side, first moves toward an image side along an optical axis during zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, and has a positive refractive power; a second lens group that is disposed to be adjacent to the first lens group on the image side of the first lens group, moves during zooming, and has a negative refractive power; a final lens group that is disposed to be closest to the image side, includes an aperture stop, remains stationary during zooming, and has a positive refractive power; and an image side negative lens group that is disposed to be adjacent to the final lens group on the object side of the final lens group, moves during zooming, and has a negative refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Taiga Noda, Masaru Amano
  • Patent number: 10354691
    Abstract: A photographing device according to the present invention comprises: an imaging section that captures a subject image and outputs image data; a motion picture recording section that records a motion picture based on the image data; a parameter setting section that sets a photographing parameter to change a photographing state; and a parameter control section that automatically changes the photographing parameter during the recording of the motion picture regardless of the set photographing parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Kunishige, Satoshi Miyazaki, Masaomi Tomizawa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10356359
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, and a method to improve operability of the information processing apparatus when a user manages still image files in a case where a still image is extracted from a moving image file and stored as a still image file. In information processing apparatus and the method, a moving image file is selected from a plurality of moving image files and is reproduced, and a folder corresponding to the selected moving image file is created. A still image file is generated based on a video frame extracted from the moving image file being reproduced, and the generated still image file is stored into the created folder in association with the folder. When another moving image file is selected, another folder is newly created, and a still image file generated from the other moving image file being reproduced is stored into the other folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinji Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10348988
    Abstract: A focus detection apparatus comprises a line sensor including a photoelectric conversion element and an integrating capacitor, a storage unit configured to store information concerning a defective pixel, a first comparison unit configured to compare a signal from the defective pixel with a predetermined threshold, a switching unit configured to switch between a first accumulation mode and a second accumulation mode, and a control unit configured to control the switching unit so as to set the line sensor in the first accumulation mode if the first comparison unit determines that a signal from the defective pixel is not more than the predetermined threshold and set the line sensor in the second accumulation mode if the first comparison unit determines that a signal from the defective pixel is larger than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Shu, Takashi Ichimiya
  • Patent number: 10348957
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image capturing unit configured to sequentially output one or more frames of image data of moving images and one or more frames of image data of still images as frames on a per-frame basis, each still image being shot between shootings of the moving images; and a control unit configured to control the image capturing unit to shoot the still images at a first shutter speed and shoot the moving images at a second shutter speed, the first shutter speed being higher than the second shutter speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Chiaki Mikawa, Yosato Hitaka
  • Patent number: 10326904
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that capture and compress frames of pixel data. In an implementation, an image sensor chip is configured to convert light into pixel data and generate compressed pixel data at a variable compression rate including applying a transform to pixel data associated with a pixel category from a plurality of pixel categories. The variable compression rate is within an available bandwidth of an output bus configured to output the compressed pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Campbell, David A. Newman, Brian G. Schunck
  • Patent number: 10319765
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels, each including a photoelectric converter, are arranged, including an effective pixel region, an optical black region covered with a light-shielding film, and a dummy pixel region arranged between the effective pixel region and the optical black region. The pixels arranged in at least the effective pixel region and the optical black region among the plurality of the pixels each include an optical waveguide arranged above the photoelectric converter. The pixels including the optical waveguides are arranged between the effective pixel region and the optical black region so as to be spaced apart from each other by at least a one-pixel pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taro Kato, Akira Okita, Takehito Okabe, Takeru Ohya, Kosuke Asano, Koichiro Iwata, Seiichirou Sakai
  • Patent number: 10319317
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display control device and a display device each of which can reduce electric power consumption by switching a resolution of image data to be displayed. In a case of transferring image data having a 4k resolution, an image transferring section (12) transfers the image data to a display driver (20) via a first lane and a second lane. In a case of transferring image data having an FHD resolution, the image transferring section (12) stops operation of the first lane and transfers the image data to the display driver (20) via the second lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Okamoto, Junki Asai
  • Patent number: 10321041
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a photographic lens, an imager, a diaphragm, a drive unit, and a control unit. The imager receives light fluxes passing through the photographic lens to generate an imaging signal. The diaphragm regulates the light fluxes passing through the photographic lens and received by the imager. The drive unit drives the diaphragm. The control unit performs still image continuous photography and displays a live-view image on a display unit during each main exposure of the still image continuous photography. The control unit controls a start timing of the driving of the diaphragm for the main exposure performed by the drive unit while the live-view image is displayed during each main exposure of the still image continuous photography, in accordance with a drive speed of the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuo Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10313594
    Abstract: A device may include one or more processors, an image signal processor, and system memory. The one or more processors are configured to receive a request to accommodate a preview stream and a snapshot stream and output a request to increase a bandwidth between the image signal processor and the system memory to accommodate the preview stream in response to receiving the request to accommodate the preview stream and the snapshot stream. The request to increase the bandwidth to accommodate the preview stream refrains from accommodating the snapshot stream. Responsive to receiving a request to generate an image, for storage at the system memory, that corresponds to an image being output by the preview stream, the one or more processors are further configured to output a request to further increase the bandwidth between the image signal processor and the system memory to accommodate the snapshot stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Chandan Gera, Gaurav Gagrani, Srikanth Uyyala
  • Patent number: 10298854
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for capturing high quality video data, including data having a high dynamic range, for use with conventional encoders and decoders. High dynamic range data is captured using multiple groups of pixels where each group is captured using different exposure times to create groups of pixels. The pixels that are captured at different exposure times may be determined adaptively based on the content of the image, the parameters of the encoding system, or on the available resources within the encoding system. The transition from single exposure to using two different exposure times may be implemented gradually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jiefu Zhai, Xiaosong Zhou, Chris Y. Chung, Hsi-Jung Wu
  • Patent number: 10298843
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing device, image processing method, electronic apparatus, and program, capable of performing motion detection allowing the effects by periodic noise such as flicker to be reduced. An image processing device includes an intensity ratio calculation unit configured to calculate a ratio relating to an intensity of a signal value at a predetermined position in an image captured under different exposure conditions, and a contribution calculation unit configured to calculate a contribution indicating whether an intensity ratio calculated by the intensity ratio calculation unit is derived from a periodic noise component or is derived from motion. The periodic noise is, for example, flicker. The intensity ratio calculation unit calculates the intensity ratio from one image captured using an image sensor in which pixels for which the different exposure conditions are set exist together. The present technology is applicable to an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ono
  • Patent number: 10274706
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling the read out of rows of pixel values from sensors corresponding to different optical chains used to capture portions of the same image area are described. The readout is controlled based on user input and/or determinations with regard to the rate of motion in captured images or portions of captured images. For a low rate of motion i, the readout rate of a sensor corresponding to a small focal length is slowed down while the pixel row readout rate of one or more sensors corresponding to one or more optical chains have larger focal lengths are allowed to proceed at a normal rate. For a high rate of motion, the read out rate of the sensor corresponding to the optical chain having the smaller focal length is allowed to proceed at the normal rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Light Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Rajiv Laroia
  • Patent number: 10270933
    Abstract: Synchronization of simultaneously captured media in a multi-camera system is performed using a consistent file structure within the cameras. A primary camera receives a bitmap describing the file and folder utilization of each of one or more secondary cameras. The primary camera selects a folder number and file position number that is commonly available across all cameras. The primary camera directs the secondary cameras to store subsequently simultaneously captured media content at the selected file number and folder position number. During post-processing, simultaneously-captured content is accessed based on common folder numbers and file position numbers. A post-processing system compares a timestamp associated with each content file in a group with matching folder numbers and file position numbers to identify false positive groupings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventor: Shishir Rao Ayalasomayajula
  • Patent number: 10257409
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a selection unit that selects any of a plurality of items arranged in a first area, a switching unit that switches a mode between a at least first mode, in which an item displayed in the first area selectable, and a second mode, in which the image processing apparatus accepts an operation for an item line including a plurality of items arranged in a second area, and a control unit that performs control to display the item line so that a boundary area between two items included in the item line is not at a predetermined position in the second area in the second mode, and display the item line so that the boundary area is at the predetermined position based on switching to the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sayaka Harada, Yosuke Takagi, Rui Nabeshima, Seiji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10223767
    Abstract: In embodiments of facial feature liquifying using face mesh, an image processing application is implemented to modify facial features of a face in an image from a combination of deformation fields. The image processing application can generate a face mesh that includes landmark points, and then construct the deformation fields on the face mesh, where the deformation fields are defined by warpable elements formed from the landmark points. The image processing application can also combine the deformation fields. The image processing application can also receive an input to initiate modifying one or more of the facial features of the face in the image using the combined deformation fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Byungmoon Kim, Daichi Ito, Gahye Park
  • Patent number: 10212345
    Abstract: A digital camera includes common terminal 12, mode dial 10, and function setting unit 140. Mode dial 10 is capable of setting a certain photography mode from among a plurality of photography modes including a moving image photography mode and a still image photography mode. Function setting unit 140 performs a setting so as to, when mode dial 10 sets the certain photography mode to the moving image photography mode, achieve a first function using common terminal 12, and, when mode dial 10 sets the certain photography mode to the still image photography mode, achieve a second function using common terminal 12. Function setting unit 140 does not achieve the second function in the moving image photography mode, and does not achieve the first function in the still image photography mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohtsuka, Hiroki Kasugai
  • Patent number: 10200586
    Abstract: In synchronous interval photographing by a plurality of imaging apparatuses, an imaging apparatus functioning as a master clocks a photographing interval in the interval photographing, sequentially generates photographing instruction signals at clocked photographing intervals, instructs its own imaging section to perform image photographing every time a photographing instruction signal is generated, and transmits the photographing instruction signal to the other imaging apparatus. The imaging apparatus functioning as the slave instructs its own imaging section to perform image photographing every time a photographing instruction signal is received from the imaging apparatus functioning as the master.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Kiso