Time Or Date, Annotation Patents (Class 348/231.5)
  • Patent number: 10282061
    Abstract: A method and a portable communication device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Dae-Sung Kim, So-Ra Kim, Hang-Kyu Park, Seung-Kyung Lim
  • Patent number: 10250807
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an area setting unit which sets a first area and a second area other than the first area on the captured image acquired by an imaging unit; a main subject setting unit which sets a main subject based on the captured image acquired by the imaging unit or another image; a subject tracking unit which periodically detects the position of the main subject on the captured image acquired by the imaging unit; a variable power unit which zooms on a zoom-up side or a wide angle side; and a control unit which directs the variable power unit to zoom on a wide angle side when a zoom state of the variable power unit is on a zoom-up side and the main subject exists in the second area, wherein the variable power unit zooms according to the direction of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10225489
    Abstract: A method and system to facilitate identifying and recording capture location of recorded video. A computing system determines multiple locations where a first wireless communication module and second wireless communication module have lost wireless connectivity with each other, as possible locations where a video camera may be used to capture video. The computing system then outputs, for presentation to the videographer or another user, a location-selection prompt that specifies the multiple determined locations as candidate capture-locations for a video that was captured by the video camera. Further, the computing system receives, in response to the location-selection prompt, data that represents a user selection of one of the specified locations. The computing system then records the selected location as capture-location metadata for the video, such as capture-location data integrated with the video or in a database relationship with the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hank Hundemer, Dana Lasher
  • Patent number: 10142584
    Abstract: A method and system to facilitate identifying and recording capture location of recorded video. A computing system determines multiple locations where a video camera has been substantially stationary over time, such as by tracking location of the video camera itself or by evaluating where supplemental device carried with the video camera has been substantially stationary over time. The computing system then outputs, for presentation to the videographer or another user, a location-selection prompt that specifies the multiple determined locations as candidate capture-locations for a video that was captured by the video camera. Further, the computing system receives, in response to the location-selection prompt, data that represents a user selection of one of the specified locations. The computing system then records the selected location as capture-location metadata for the video, such as capture-location data integrated with the video or in a database relationship with the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10101165
    Abstract: A method for planning a tour route includes obtaining photos whose captured positions belong to one or more designated places. A first group of photos from the obtained photos are determined, wherein each of the first group of photos corresponds to a scenic spot. The tour route is planned by sorting the first group of photos according to a preset sorting method, and related information of the tour route is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: How-Wen Chien, Sung-Chieh Chang
  • Patent number: 9900547
    Abstract: An automatic content categorization system and method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PICABOO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Howard Field, Kevin McCurdy
  • Patent number: 9894277
    Abstract: An imaging device sets a first area and a second area other than the first area on a captured image; sets a main subject based on the captured image or another image; periodically detects the position of the main subject on the captured image; and performs control depending on a detection result so that it is indicated that the main subject exists only in the first area when the main subject does not exist in the second area, and it is indicated that the main subject does not exist only in the first area when the main subject exists in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9824269
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for interpreting character arrangements. An image including an arrangement of characters may be received or captured by a computing device. Techniques described herein generate data representative of the characters. Characteristics and other information interpreted from the image may be processed to determine a data type. The data representative of the characters may be arranged into a data structure based on the data type, an arrangement type and/or other information interpreted from the image. The data type may indicate one or more attributes of the arranged data such as a format, font, date, language, or currency. The data type may also indicate how data is used in a process, equation or calculation. In addition, the data type may identify an anchor that may be used to merge data generated from the image with other data generated from another image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Daniel Parish, Aaron Lamar Wilson, Shangwei Fang
  • Patent number: 9794495
    Abstract: A multiple streaming camera interface system includes a data processor and a network interface that establishes a data link to a streaming server. The streaming server is in communication with one or more camera streams generated by corresponding ones of imaging devices capturing footage from specific locations. A streaming client is connectible to the streaming server over the data link. The one or more camera streams are selectively relayed by the streaming server to the streaming client. A graphical interface is executed by the data processor, and a first one of the one or more camera streams, which includes a hotspot to a second one of the one or more camera streams, is displayed on the graphical interface. In response to an activation of the hotspot, the second one of the one or more camera streams is displayed on the graphical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Adtile Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Nils Forsblom
  • Patent number: 9648230
    Abstract: A method and system to facilitate identifying and recording capture location of recorded video. A computing system determines multiple locations where a first wireless communication module and second wireless communication module have lost wireless connectivity with each other, as possible locations where a video camera may be used to capture video. The computing system then outputs, for presentation to the videographer or another user, a location-selection prompt that specifies the multiple determined locations as candidate capture-locations for a video that was captured by the video camera. Further, the computing system receives, in response to the location-selection prompt, data that represents a user selection of one of the specified locations. The computing system then records the selected location as capture-location metadata for the video, such as capture-location data integrated with the video or in a database relationship with the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hank Hundemer, Dana Lasher
  • Patent number: 9621749
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a technique that processes captured images derived from selected targeted objects in a field of view. The captured images may be transferred via a communication link to a storage location for future availability. A possible aspect may provide a cross-reference association between saved multiple exposures having different quality characteristics. In some instances an identifier record is provided to enable future accessibility to selected captured data by one or more authorized parties or approved devices or authorized recipients. In some embodiments the captured data may include both a video data stream and one or more still image frames derived from related fields of view. Stored versions of the captured images may be provided in original or altered form to be incorporated in a composite visual work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9599878
    Abstract: The preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a motion time-lapse photography device. The device includes an outer enclosure, base, motor, controlling circuitry, stepper-motor, a plurality of gears, a backlash mitigation membrane, and an external interface panel. Embodiments of the motion time-lapse photography device enable the capture of a sequence of photographs at an interval in coordination with axial movement in at least one rotational degree of freedom of a photographic capture device attached to the motion time-lapse photography device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Alpine Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Albonico, Kris Cheng, Jonathan Denby, Stephen Hibbs, Kevin Ting
  • Patent number: 9584774
    Abstract: A digital image capture device streams captured images (e.g. low-resolution images) to a remote viewer terminal, along with image identifiers and/or device position information. The remote viewer terminal displays the images for viewing by a remote viewer. The remote viewer provides inputs to a user interface, which indicate a direction of desired movement of the image capture device, and/or that the remote viewer wants new images (e.g. high-resolution images) to be captured at a desired position. The user interface inputs are translated into requests, which are transmitted to the image capture device. The image capture device provides movement prompts that direct a device operator to move the device in a requested direction or toward a requested position. When a position of the device corresponds to a requested image capture position, the image capture device captures one or more new images, and transmits the new images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Tyrone D. Bekiares, Matthew C. Keller, Steven D. Tine
  • Patent number: 9542623
    Abstract: An image classification device, determines in real time which one of a plurality of directories is a suitable directory for storing newly taken photographs. The plurality of directories may defined by a user. The image classification device may recommend the suitable directory to the user. The image classification device may include a camera module for photographing a target and for generating a target image, a sensor for sensing first environment information concerning the target image, a storage module including N directories for storing the target image, where N is a natural number, and a processor for extracting first content information from the target image and for selecting from among the N directories a suitable directory within which the target image may be stored, based on the first content information and the first environment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyo-Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 9509942
    Abstract: An automatic content categorization system and method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: PICABOO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Howard Field, Kevin McCurdy
  • Patent number: 9497333
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining photographic products and/or services comprises bundling image capture and printing technologies into products and/or services that are paid for by a consumer with monthly or yearly subscription fees. The system and method involves selecting a camera and selecting a photographic products/service plan which designates photographic products and/or services which are to be associated with the selected camera. The system and method gives the consumer the option of selecting a specific camera from a menu of cameras, and a specific photographic product/service plan which is to be associated with the selected camera from a product/service menu. As a further option, the consumer can customize his/her product/service plan in accordance with his/her preference. The plan can provide for products and/or services for images captured and/or film exposed by the camera for a predetermined amount of time at a predetermined fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dana W. Wolcott, Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Patent number: 9423669
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for capturing an image using an automatic focus are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method is disclosed which includes communicating, using a camera, with a wireless device via a wireless communication network. The method further includes determining a distance between the camera and the wireless device using the wireless communication network and adjusting a focus of the camera based upon the determined distance. Finally, the method includes capturing an image using the adjusted focus of the camera. In some aspects, this method may be done on a smartphone or digital camera which includes Wi-Fi capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ruiduo Yang, Xinzhou Wu, Feng Guo, Ning Bi
  • Patent number: 9409393
    Abstract: Measuring an inkjet nozzle may include taking at least one impedance measurement after the firing command is sent to detect the presence of a drive bubble and taking another impedance measurement to detect a collapse of the drive bubble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric T. Martin, Andrew L. Van Brocklin, David Maxfield
  • Patent number: 9361312
    Abstract: A system and method for filtering and organizing items from computer memories based on common elements. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, filters are provided for manipulating the items. The filters are essentially tools for narrowing down a set of items. In one embodiment, the filters are dynamically generated based on the properties of the separate items. The system utilizes virtual folders. The virtual folders expose regular files and folders to users in different views based on their metadata instead of the actual physical underlying file system structure on the disk. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, quick links are provided. In one embodiment, quick links are a set of predefined links (e.g., located on the left side of the display) that can be clicked on to generate useful views of the sets of items. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, libraries are provided. Libraries consist of large groups of usable types of items that can be associated together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shaun A. Kaasten, Jason F. Moore, Kenneth M. Tubbs, Relja Ivanovic, David G. De Vorchik, Richard M. Banks, Patrice L. Miner
  • Patent number: 9307902
    Abstract: A new tomographic image is generated using a reverse image in which at least one portion of a tomographic image of a retina of an eye to be examined is reversed and the tomographic image so that the reverse image is located on a side on which the retinal layer in the tomographic image is in contact with an end of the tomographic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Iwase
  • Patent number: 9185299
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a storage device which stores first image files includes location information and time information and a display processor which displays, on a screen, a map image, a plurality of objects on the map image, and lines on the map. Locations of the plurality of objects correspond to location information of the first image files. Shapes of the lines are determined based on location information and time information of the first image files. A line is drawn between a first object corresponding to first time information regarding a first timing of photographing and a second object corresponding to second time information regarding a second timing of photographing next to the first timing of photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuuji Irimoto, Kohji Saiki, Motonobu Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9030567
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes an internal time information generating unit that includes an internal time source, a receiving unit configured to receive external time information generated in an external time source, and an adjusting unit configured to adjust the external time information using a first delay time information corresponding to a delay time generated in a communication path between the internal time information generating unit and a time setting unit, wherein the time setting unit is configured to perform a process for setting the external time information adjusted by the adjusting unit to the internal time source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Ichihara
  • Publication number: 20150116541
    Abstract: The method and apparatus for applying and searching for a tag on an image captured by a mobile device. When an image is captured, a user is prompted to select or enter a tag identifying the image in which will be stored in memory in association with the image. The tag can be a new text tag entered by the user or a selection of one of a number of pre-stored or pre-user used tags. To retrieve an image, the user inputs a text tag or selects a tag from a list of tags displayed on a mobile device which were pre-used by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jordan Gilman
  • Publication number: 20150097986
    Abstract: An itinerary generation apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium thereof are provided. The itinerary generation apparatus includes a storage unit, an interface, and a processing unit, wherein the processing unit is electrically connected to the storage unit and the interface. The storage unit is stored with a piece of information related to a place. The interface is configured to receive a plurality of images, wherein each of the images has a shoot time. The processing unit determines that a portion of the images corresponds to the place according to a piece of schedule information. The processing unit retrieves the piece of information related to the place from the storage unit after determining that the portion corresponds to the place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Zonyin SHAE, Ko-Yang WANG, Grace LIN, Arthur WANG, Ting-Chieh TU, Ya-Hui CHAN, Meng-Jung SHIH, Ping-I CHEN, Tai-Chun WANG
  • Patent number: 8982390
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, when embedded information, which is information embedded into received image file, is to be printed, the embedded information is extracted from the image file, form data for preparing a form that includes an information-embedding area where extracted embedded information is to be arranged and an image-data area where the image data in the received image file is to be arranged is prepared, a combined image is generated by combining the extracted embedded information in the information-embedding area and the image data in the image-data area, and the combined image is printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Toda
  • Patent number: 8982226
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit that repeatedly captures images of a subject to obtain image information; a recording unit that records timing information indicative of a given point in time during an imaging period of the image information; and a display unit that displays an image corresponding to the timing information, which is extracted from the image information, in response to an end of the imaging period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Akihiko Obama, Satoshi Kazahaya, Hiroki Harada, Hiroki Ono, Kentaro Terao
  • Patent number: 8976266
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide a method and system for locating a picture, based on navigation functions of a mobile terminal. The method includes the follows. During a process of utilizing a photographic device to take a picture, current time information and geographical location information of current track point may be obtained and recorded by a mobile terminal, by using navigation functions carried by the mobile terminal. Picture shooting time carried by the picture taken and the time information obtained by the mobile terminal may be associated with each other, such that geographical location information where the picture is taken may be determined. Time of the photographic device is synchronous with time of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Yongjian Wu
  • Patent number: 8976267
    Abstract: An image pickup device may include a storage unit that maps photographing position information to at least two pieces of target direction information, and stores the mapped information; an acquisition unit that acquires apparatus position information and photographing direction information; a calculation unit that selects at least one from among the plurality of pieces of photographing position information stored in the storage unit based on the apparatus position information acquired by the acquisition unit, and calculates at least two direction differences that are differences between the at least two pieces of target direction information, which are mapped to the selected photographing position information and are stored in the storage unit, and the photographing direction information acquired by the acquisition unit; and a display unit that displays information corresponding to the at least two direction differences calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuichi Kiyoshige
  • Publication number: 20150054981
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method includes: storing image data acquired by a camera in an electronic device, first information regarding a date and time at which the image data is acquired, and second information regarding a position at which the image data is acquired; acquiring third information regarding a first position at which the electronic device is present; and displaying, when the electronic device is in a first region comprising the first position, first image data acquired by the camera in the first region based on a photographing interval in the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kohji Saiki, Yuuji Irimoto, Daisuke Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 8957987
    Abstract: An image sound annotation system including an image capture device having an input-output port which receives a secure digital memory card including an image audio annotation program which can be used with an audio capture device to store an image file in association with a audio file in a memory element for subsequent retrieval and display of an image associated with the image file with concurrent playback of the sound associated with the audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Integrenz LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Keesy, Gordon R. Nuttall
  • Patent number: 8953065
    Abstract: A titling apparatus for giving a title to a captured image includes a captured image storing unit, an image capturing time storing unit, an image capturing period judging unit, a period terminology storing unit and a titling unit. A title to a captured image group is determined by using terminology corresponding to a period and a season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuji Ono, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8917324
    Abstract: In an image capturing and processing system, a device and method is provided. The lens is made of simple lens with high diffractive materials and known strong color aberrations. The method includes the steps of: calibrating or measuring a Point Spread Function (PSF) for each color components at a set of distances, capturing image data, and calculating the image obtained using a de-convolution method based on the PSF found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Jinghan Yu
  • Publication number: 20140368693
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a taken image data acquiring unit configured to acquire taken image data, a storage unit configured to store therein one or more pieces of interface data for designating a tag to be attached to the taken image data, an imaging situation information acquiring unit configured to acquire information on an imaging situation of the taken image data, an interface identifying unit configured to identify at least one piece of interface data from among the pieces of interface data stored in the storage unit based on the information on the imaging situation acquired by the imaging situation information acquiring unit, and a display image generating unit configured to generate interface image data from the interface data identified by the interface identifying unit and to generate image data for display from the generated interface image data and the taken image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tomohiro Azami
  • Publication number: 20140362255
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a viewfinder, focusing unit for allowing users to select or focus an object in said captured image, a GPS, a compass, a distance unit for measuring the distance between the mobile device and the object, a calculating unit for calculating the current position of the object based on the position of the mobile device, the direction of the object and the distance between the mobile device and the target, a search unit for searching target, a display unit for display a hint or indication of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Shaobo Kuang
  • Publication number: 20140354850
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that includes one or more image sensors configured to capture a plurality of images and store the captured images in a memory. The apparatus also includes a circuitry that detects an input trigger and continues to capture new images in response to the trigger. The numbers of new images captured are equal in magnitude to half the magnitude of the capacity of the memory. The first new image captured after detecting the trigger is tagged as a reference image. In response to the number of new images captured, the sensors are deactivated and the reference image is displayed immediately on a display panel. On detecting an input operation, the apparatus displays a target image from the plurality of images captured in a quick and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi KOSAKA, Kenichi Yoneda, Hidehiro Komatsu, Tatsuya Hama, Miyuki Shirakawa, Keiichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8878960
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus comprising: an acquisition unit that acquires location information indicating a photographed point and date/time information indicating a photographed date/time for each of a plurality of images representing image data obtained by photographing; a determination unit that determines whether the photographed point of each image is a main photographed point or a sub-photographed point on the basis of the location information and the date/time information; and a recording unit that, if the photographed point of the image is the main photographed point, records information indicating the location of the main photographed point in association with the image data of the image, and that, if the photographed point of the image is the sub-photographed point, records information indicating the locations of the sub-photographed point and of the main photographed point in association with the image data of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoko Watazawa
  • Patent number: 8866932
    Abstract: A voice recordable terminal and its image processing method are provided. The image processing method includes determining whether or not capturing is selected when a recording function of storing voice data is performed, acquiring at least one meta image when the capturing is selected, and storing at least one voice file including the acquired meta image and the voice data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo Hyun Lee, Hee Chul Yun, Hak Su Oh, Ho Ik Hwang, Myoung Joon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140300776
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide a method and system for locating a picture, based on navigation functions of a mobile terminal. The method includes the follows. During a process of utilizing a photographic device to take a picture, current time information and geographical location information of current track point may be obtained and recorded by a mobile terminal, by using navigation functions carried by the mobile terminal. Picture shooting time carried by the picture taken and the time information obtained by the mobile terminal may be associated with each other, such that geographical location information where the picture is taken may be determined. Time of the photographic device is synchronous with time of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Yongjian Wu
  • Patent number: 8854491
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to devices, methods, systems, and computer readable media for generating and/or interpreting image metadata to determine input parameters for various image processing routines, e.g., filters that distort or enhance an image, in a way that provides an intuitive experience for both the user and the software developer. Such techniques may attach the metadata to image frames and then send the image frames down an image processing pipeline to one or more image processing routines. Image metadata may include face location information, and the image processing routine may include an image filter that processes the image metadata in order to keep the central focus (or foci) of the image filter substantially coincident with one or more of the faces represented in the face location information. The generated and/or interpreted metadata may also be saved to a metadata track for later application to unfiltered image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Ford, Garrett M. Johnson, Cédric Bray, Avi Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, B. Michael Victor, Bianca Cheng Costanzo, Jeffrey Trær Bernstein
  • Patent number: 8854550
    Abstract: A data processing device includes a clock converter, a data converter, and an error detector. The clock converter is configured to receive a first clock signal, convert the first clock signal into a second clock signal, and output the second clock signal. The data converter is configured to receive first data, convert the first data into second data using the second clock signal, and output the second data. The error detector is configured to check whether the first clock signal is in a first clock state or a second clock state upon the first data transitioning to a first data state, and output an enable signal to the clock converter upon determining that the first clock signal has transitioned to the first clock state from the second clock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Pyeong Kim, Han-Kyul Lim, Cheon-Oh Lee
  • Patent number: 8854502
    Abstract: An image processing device of the present invention comprises a storage section for storing first image data obtained by imaging in front of the imaging device body or using a telephoto lens, and second image data obtained by imaging behind the imaging device body or using a wide-angle lens; a movement pattern detection section for processing the first image data to detect a movement pattern of the first image represented by the first image data; a movement pattern determination section determining whether or not the movement pattern of the first image is unstable movement; and an image processing section for rewriting a part of the first image data, for which it has been determined by the movement pattern determination section that the movement pattern of the first image is unstable, using the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Osamu Nonaka, Naohiro Kageyama
  • Patent number: 8842742
    Abstract: A method of generating presentation time stamps, PTSs, for motion-compensated frame-rate conversion of a sequence of frames. In one aspect, the method comprises for each new frame: determining an average difference between the capture time-stamps of recent consecutive new frames; and generating the PTS based on the capture time-stamp of a previous new frame and the average difference. In another aspect, the method comprises detecting a first cadence and a second different cadence in the sequence of frames; and generating a PTS for each new frame defined by the first cadence, such that in each case the difference between the PTSs of consecutive new frames is intermediate between the true interval between those frames according to the first cadence and the true interval between them according to the second cadence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Entropic Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Claus Nico Cordes, Dmitry Nikolaevich Znamenskiy
  • Patent number: 8842197
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for automatically generating metadata for a digital image based on ambient conditions. Aspects of the preferred embodiment include determining a plurality of ambient conditions associated with a location of a subject of a digital image captured with a mobile image capture device, the ambient conditions existing at a time related to a time of capture of the digital image; aggregating the plurality of ambient conditions into at least one ambient environment descriptor based on user-definable aggregation rules; and associating the ambient environment descriptor with the digital image as metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Scenera Mobile Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Munindar P. Singh
  • Publication number: 20140267816
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first image sensor generating first image data, a second image sensor generating second image data, at least one processor processing the first image data and the second image data, and a display displaying at least one image of the first image data and the second image data processed by the at least one processor, wherein the electronic device is configured to set each time stamp on the first image data and the second image data and the display is configured to display at least one image data on the basis of the time stamps. An operating method of an electronic device includes generating first image data and second image data by using a first image sensor and a second image sensor, respectively, and displaying at least one image data on a display on the basis of the time stamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woo-Hyun Baek
  • Publication number: 20140253757
    Abstract: An apparatus for managing a medicine administering process to enable inspection of the medicine administering process, includes a video recording unit that generates video recorded image data by video recording the medicine administering process, and a data addition unit that adds controlling data that enables the recorded video of the medicine administering process to be displayed with display elements that depict transition events of the medicine administering process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: YUMIKO OKUMA, MAKI SATO, TOSHIHIDE MURATA, SHUNICHIRO KAMAMOTO, SHIOMI MATSUI, TOMOYUKI TAKE
  • Patent number: 8823828
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that includes a shooting lens for collecting an image of a subject to be shot; and an imaging element that forms the image collected by the shooting lens and generates image data through photoelectric conversion of formed image. The imaging apparatus also includes an inclination detector that detects an inclination of the imaging apparatus from a predetermined position, through a rotation around a shooting optical axis of the shooting lens. The apparatus also includes a control unit that changes an operating mode to a switchable state capable of switching between operating modes when a predetermined time has elapsed in a state in which the inclination detected by the inclination detector falls within a predetermined range in which the operating modes of the imaging apparatus are switched to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Koichi Shintani, Katsuhisa Kawaguchi, Haruyuki Ishihara, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8817131
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus includes a content generating unit that generates content, a position information obtaining unit that obtains position information, and a region determining unit that determines whether or not a position specified based on the obtained position information is included in a certain region. The information recording apparatus further includes a position information addition determining unit that determines, based on a determination result obtained by the region determining unit, whether or not to allow the obtained position information to be recorded, and a recording control unit that performs, based on a determination result obtained by the position information addition determining unit, recording control of the obtained position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Sasai
  • Patent number: 8817339
    Abstract: A method of stitching frames of a video sequence to image a target document. The method comprises capturing a group of frames of a video sequence using an image sensor of a handheld device having a display, during the capturing, analyzing the video sequence to select iteratively a group of the frames, each member of the group depicts another of segments of a target document, during the capturing, sequentially presenting a plurality maneuvering indications, each the maneuvering indication is presented after a certain frame depicting a certain of the segments is captured and indicative of a maneuvering gesture required for bringing the image sensor to capture another frame depicting another segment of the segments, the another segment being complementary and adjacent to the certain segment, and stitching members of the group to create a mosaic image depicting the target document as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Top Image Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuval Hinski
  • Patent number: 8810688
    Abstract: A database stores a plurality of image data to which the shooting date is attached. A list displaying unit displays on a display device a list of thumbnail images of the image data. An instruction receiving unit acquires a thumbnail image as a specified image. An image classifying unit generates one or a plurality of groups of images by classifying the plurality of image data in terms of the year when the image data were shot. A representative image selector acquires, as a representative image of each image group, image data having a shooting month-day identical to or close to the shooting month-day of the image data corresponding to the specified image from each image group. The list displaying unit displays a list of the each image group for each year and displays the representative image placed at the head of each image group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akitsugu Komiyama, Naoki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8804035
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating text descriptive data has a receiving device that receives a data signal having text description data corresponding to a description of a video signal. A text-to-speech converter associated with the receiving device converts the text description data to a first audio signal. A display device in communication with the text-to-speech converter converts the first audio signal associated with the receiving device to an audible signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Casavant, Brian D. Jupin, Stephen P. Dulac