Processing Or Camera Details Patents (Class 348/231.6)
  • Patent number: 11375087
    Abstract: A camera system for mounting to a scope can include a camera portion and a mounting system rotationally coupled to the camera portion. The mounting system can include a first securing portion having a first securing member, where the first securing member is configured to abut against a first portion of an eyepiece of the scope. The mounting system can also include a second securing portion having a second securing member, where the second securing member is configured to abut against a second portion of the eyepiece of the scope. The mounting system can further include an adjustment mechanism that simultaneously moves the first securing portion and the second securing portion in opposing directions relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Targetvision LLC
    Inventors: Richard Charles Rhoden, Richard Clayton Rhoden, James Braden Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11321067
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has a communication interface, a user interface and a controller. The controller is configured to perform, in response to receipt of a request for installation of software in the information processing apparatus via the communication interface, determining whether the information processing apparatus is in a first status or a second status. When it is determined that information processing apparatus is in the first status, the controller is configured to obtain user approval of installation through the user interface and installing the software in accordance with the request for installation when the user approval is obtained. When it is determined that the information processing apparatus is in the second status, the controller is configured to install the software in accordance with the request for installation without obtaining the user approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Okuno
  • Patent number: 11172132
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, a camera accessible to the at least one processor, a display accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to generate an image using the camera, to determine a first orientation of at least one object shown in the image, and to save the image in a second orientation determined based on the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Patrick Delaney, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 11102393
    Abstract: A variable magnification method, apparatus and a computer-readable storage medium is disclosed. The method comprises: acquiring angle parameters for the current position of a camera after receiving a variable magnification instruction; wherein, the variable magnification instruction is configured for instructing the camera to perform the variable magnification based on a target magnification ratio parameter; querying target historical focusing information based on the angle parameters for the current position, wherein, the target historical focusing information comprises a historical magnification ratio parameter and a historical in-focus parameter of the camera; querying a target variable magnification curve based on the historical magnification ratio parameter and the historical in-focus parameter; and controlling the camera to perform the variable magnification based on the target variable magnification curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qi Gong, Weimin Ma, Can You, Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 11086389
    Abstract: A method and system for visualizing sleep mode inner state processing are provided. In one embodiment, a method is provided that is performed in a computing device in communication with a storage system comprising a memory. The method comprises receiving information from the storage system concerning a number and duration of tasks performed by the storage system to exit a sleep mode; and displaying a visualization of the information. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Liat Hod, Tai Shaked, Eyal Sobol, Omer Gilad, Uma Gaddale
  • Patent number: 11076088
    Abstract: An image-capture apparatus and method for an artificial intelligence (AI) based control of imaging parameters of the image-capture apparatus is provided. The image-capture apparatus controls the imaging sensor based on a set of imaging parameters associated with the imaging sensor, to acquire imaging information. The acquired imaging information includes a first object of a plurality of objects. The image-capture apparatus generates by, a neural network model, a first classification result based on the acquired imaging information and modifies one or more first imaging parameters of the set of imaging parameters based on the generated first classification result for the first object. The image-capture apparatus further controls the imaging sensor based on the modified set of imaging parameters, to reacquire the imaging information to maximize a confidence of the neural network model for the detection of the first object in the reacquired imaging information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nishimura, Nikolaos Georgis
  • Patent number: 10984373
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and method for information processing are disclosed herein. The method includes capturing a set of images associated with an item by a first electric device. The set of images comprises one or more images of the item and/or an associated location where the item is stored. A user input that corresponds to the captured set of images associated with the item is received. A first set of information is extracted from the captured set of images and the received user input. The extracted first set of information is communicated to the server. A second set of information associated with the item is retrieved by the server from the extracted first set of information in response to a query received from a second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10986266
    Abstract: A camera input expansion unit includes a camera-setting-information storage, a camera expansion processor, an image-recorder, and an image capture interface. The camera-setting-information storage stores setting information on the camera including the conditions of the image capture trigger. The camera expansion processor generates an ON/OFF signal for defining the image capture trigger based on the setting information of the camera. Based on the ON/OFF signal as the image capture trigger, the camera expansion processor acquires the image data which is generated by the camera. The image-recorder records the image data acquired by the camera expansion processor. The image capture interface is provided between the camera expansion processor and the camera. The image capture interface has an image-capture-trigger line propagating the ON/OFF signal to the camera and an image communication line propagating the image data generated by the camera to the camera expansion processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryosuke Tsujikawa
  • Patent number: 10978106
    Abstract: A media recording element having capabilities to facilitate recording media for subsequent playback. The recording element further including features associated with limited operations of a hard drive of other similarly mechanical memory under certain operating conditions so as to limit power consumption and/or memory degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TIVO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Richard Kirsche
  • Patent number: 10896124
    Abstract: A recording control apparatus comprises a recording controlling section which records an image shot by an image capturing section to a recording medium, wherein the recording controlling section, when a plurality of images that are successively shot by the image capturing section are to be recorded to the recording medium as a plurality of files, executes predetermined processing for enabling recording of the plurality of files to successive areas of the recording medium without using a predetermined command, before starting recording of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kohei Katsumata
  • Patent number: 10885609
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a camera, a communication module, a display, and a processor. The processor may be configured to acquire a raw image for one or more external objects by using the camera, recognize the one or more external objects by segmenting the raw image into a plurality of regions corresponding to the one or more external objects, determine a priority for at least a partial region among the plurality of regions based on at least one object of interest among the one or more external objects, transmit data corresponding to at least the partial region to an external electronic device according to the priority so that the external electronic device generates image processing information for at least the partial region, and display the raw image of which at least the partial region is sequentially corrected according to the priority, via the display by using the image processing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Yongju Lee, Jae Gon Kim, Na-Ri Im, Mincheol Hwang, Ji-Yoon Park
  • Patent number: 10827115
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile terminal and a method of capturing an image using the same. The mobile terminal controls a camera conveniently and efficiently to capture an image and performs focusing in various manners to capture an image. Accordingly, a user can obtain a desired image easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Woo Chang Chun, Jin Sang Yun, Ja Won Koo
  • Patent number: 10819901
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile terminal and a method of capturing an image using the same. The mobile terminal controls a camera conveniently and efficiently to capture an image and performs focusing in various manners to capture an image. Accordingly, a user can obtain a desired image easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Woo Chang Chun, Jin Sang Yun, Ja Won Koo
  • Patent number: 10785398
    Abstract: A mobile video camera apparatus is provided having a mobile video camera device that includes a housing, a handle with a base engagement portion, a camera including an image sensor, a lens, and an encoder, a battery, a recording activation switch, an input relay connected to the camera, wherein activation of the recording activation switch by a user energizes the input relay, and the input relay provides a signal to the camera to begin recording data, a wireless communication device coupleable to the camera device for transmitting encoded data from the camera to the video management system and for receiving configuration commands from the video management system. The apparatus further including a base having a handle mount for receiving and securing the base engagement portion to the base, wherein the handle mount includes a tool-less coupling mechanism for securing and unsecuring the mobile video camera device to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Dieter B. Bukolt
  • Patent number: 10764569
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus acquires a driving condition, which is a condition regarding driving of a driving unit of the imaging apparatus, and determines an index indicating how much the driving unit is used based on the acquired driving condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hajime Moroda
  • Patent number: 10719207
    Abstract: A portable terminal having a touch screen and a method for processing an image therein are provided. The portable terminal includes a camera unit for photographing an image, a touch screen for displaying the photographed image, a controller for generating, if a substantially continuous drawing motion is detected on the touch screen, a partial area in the displayed image according to the drawing motion, and a memory unit for storing the partial area of the displayed image. Accordingly, the portable terminal may more easily perform image photographing and editing, thereby increasing user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seok Gon Lee
  • Patent number: 10705312
    Abstract: A focus control apparatus includes a controller configured to provide a focus control that holds an object distance on which an image capturing optical system is focused that includes a magnification varying lens and a focus lens, and a calculator configured to calculate a defocus amount by using information on lens sensitivity that represents a relationship between a unit moving amount of the magnification varying lens and a moving amount of an image plane in the image capturing optical system, and information on error amounts of stop positions of the magnification varying lens and that of the focus lens. The controller moves the focus lens in a moving range limited based on the defocus amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Kamba, Ryo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10681262
    Abstract: A digital image photographing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The method includes: determining a focal area by a touch; if the touch continues for a first time period, performing a photographing operation to generate a first capture image; and if the touch continues for a second time period that is longer than the first time period, a successive capturing operation is performed until the touch is ended. Accordingly, auto-focusing may be performed by using a touching method, and a photographing may be performed while maintaining an auto-focusing result, and then successive capturing may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Na-young Kim
  • Patent number: 10602058
    Abstract: A camera application executable on a camera enabled device, such as a smartphone, can include an image capture interface used to record the live image displayed on a display screen of the device. The image capture interface can also display multiple album icons that can be actively associated with an image capture function. The album icons may correspond to attribute sets including a folder into which recorded images may be stored. The album icons operate as individual shutter buttons that cause the camera application to record the image and apply one or more attributes of the respective album to the recorded image. The attributes may include storage attributes as well as sharing attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BEEZBUTT PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Wright, Catherine Montoya, May Hnin Phyu, Erick Haryono, Jeong Kwang Nam, Charbel Anthony Zeaiter
  • Patent number: 10547812
    Abstract: A device comprises a video capture device configured to generate video data, a processor, and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to determine, based on a utilization of the processor, a value of an encoding parameter associated with encoding the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Optimization Strategies, LLC
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 10518701
    Abstract: The image monitoring apparatus (10) has an image acquiring unit (15), an image processing unit (16) and a determining unit (17). The image acquiring unit (15) continuously acquires a peripheral image. The image acquiring unit (15) superimposes a periodically changing signal on a predetermined position of the peripheral image. The image processing unit (16) treats the peripheral image superimposed with the signal with a predetermined image processing. The determining unit (17) determines a failure of the image processing unit based on a presence or absence of a periodic change in the superimposed signal on the peripheral image treated with the predetermined image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Yokota, Haruo Yanagisawa, Takatoshi Nakata
  • Patent number: 10498350
    Abstract: A multi-zone digital-to-analog device is provided with a digital-to-analog (D/A) stage having an input to accept a digital input signal with a data bandwidth of M Hertz (Hz), a clock input to accept a clock signal with a clock frequency of P Hz, and an output to supply an analog value having a bandwidth of M Hz. An upsampling stage has an input to accept the analog value and a clock input to accept the clock signal. The upsampling stage has a device bandwidth of L Hz to supply an analog output signal with a full power bandwidth of K Hz, where (P/2)=M and M<K<L. The upsampling stage supplies analog output signal images in a plurality of Nyquist zones. In one aspect, the D/A stage supplies N deinterleaved analog values having a combined bandwidth of M Hz, where N×(P/2)=M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: IQ-Analog Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kappes, Steven R. Norsworthy, Costantino Pala
  • Patent number: 10466950
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing a plurality of interactive display devices operating in accordance with a shared multi-step video production workflow, and in communication with a video capture device includes assigning a subset of the interactive display devices to a critical device group, with each such interactive display device being adapted to control operating parameters of the capture device. The method determines that each interactive display device in the critical device group has entered a recording step in the workflow and, in response enables a recording function of the video capture device to be activated by at least one of the video capture device and one of the interactive display devices in the critical device group. The method disables at least one user interface control in each of the plurality of interactive display devices in response to an activation of the recording function until the recording function is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jie Xu, Ij Eric Wang, Mark Ronald Tainsh
  • Patent number: 10469738
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile terminal and a method of capturing an image using the same. The mobile terminal controls a camera conveniently and efficiently to capture an image and performs focusing in various manners to capture an image. Accordingly, a user can obtain a desired image easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Woo Chang Chun, Jin Sang Yun, Ja Won Koo
  • Patent number: 10388010
    Abstract: The present application provides an image acquiring device and a method of correcting coordinates of the image acquiring device, wherein the method includes: detecting a coordinate of a defect detected in a process; initializing a position of a photographing device according to the coordinate of the defect detected in a preprocessing; then adjusting the position of the photographing device according to a position of the defect in the picture currently captured by the photographing device, so that the defect is located at the center of the picture currently captured by the photographing device; recording the coordinate of the defect at the center of the picture; and providing the coordinate of the defect at the center of the picture to a data management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hu Feng
  • Patent number: 10346426
    Abstract: A system-replication control apparatus includes a processor that executes a process. The process includes: monitoring a use state of a resource in each of data centers; storing facility information indicating resources respectively held by the data centers and a use cost of the resources, and replication condition applied when each system is replicated in a resource of another data center; and selecting a resource composition that satisfies the replication condition and that costs lower than a currently-selected resource, as a replication destination of the system, from among available resources by referring to the use state of the resource obtained at the monitoring and the facility information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koyo Miyagi, Hideki Sakurai, Masanori Kimura, Kei Ohishi
  • Patent number: 10341054
    Abstract: A method for sending forward error correction (FEC) configuration information by a sending apparatus in a multimedia system is provided. The method includes sending source FEC configuration information for an FEC source packet to a receiving apparatus, wherein the source FEC configuration information includes information related to an FEC source or repair packet that is sent first among at least one FEC source or repair packet if an FEC source or repair packet block includes the at least one FEC source or repair packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Hee Hwang
  • Patent number: 10325463
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for altering an operation characteristic of a security system based on comparing a first representation of a first unique identifier to a second representation of a second unique identifier. Some methods can include a control panel transitioning the security system from a current state to a new state or displaying an alert message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventor: Yue Wu
  • Patent number: 10298361
    Abstract: A method for sending forward error correction (FEC) configuration information by a sending apparatus in a multimedia system is provided. The method includes sending source FEC configuration information for an FEC source packet to a receiving apparatus, wherein the source FEC configuration information includes information related to an FEC source or repair packet that is sent first among at least one FEC source or repair packet if an FEC source or repair packet block includes the at least one FEC source or repair packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Hee Hwang
  • Patent number: 10285141
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products for synchronizing data across at least two sensors. In one embodiment, first sensor data, which includes a universal time stamp from a universal time source, is recorded from at least one first sensor and second sensor data, which does not include a universal time stamp from a universal time source, is recorded from at least one second sensor. The first sensor data is correlated with the second sensor data, and a universal time that corresponds with the data from the second sensor is determined at least in part based on the correlation between the first sensor data and the second sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Christopher J. Carver
  • Patent number: 10262693
    Abstract: The systems and methods discussed herein relate to technology for enhancing media recordings of a live event based on a media feed corresponding to the live event. The media recordings may be media items that include audio and image data captured by a user device. The user device may be associated with a member of an audience that is experiencing the live event. The user device may generate the media item using one or more sensory input devices and may receive additional media data via a media feed. The media feed may include media data that corresponds to the live event and includes content that is similar to the media item recorded by the user device but may have been derived from a higher quality recording or include supplemental data. The media data may then be used to enhance the media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wimyx Corporation
    Inventor: Jaime A. Gudewicz
  • Patent number: 10230901
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, device, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for enabling semi-manual media capture. Semi-manual media capture can involve calculating optimal exposure settings in an auto-exposure loop, displaying a scene with optimal exposure settings in real time, receiving a manual adjust gesture, and adjusting the scene, in real time, based on the manual adjust gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi, Johnnie B. Manzari
  • Patent number: 10178364
    Abstract: An apparatus and related methods for enhancing low dynamic range and high dynamic range digital images. The process converts single digital images into a form that can be shown on traditional electronic and computer displays and paper prints through luminance mapping and tone mapping functions. These functions require the calculation of values for each pixel within the digital image. The values calculated include, but are not limited to, color, grey-level, and luminance. The present apparatus and method builds upon the tone mapping process by combining log-average luminance values of various sized neighborhood tiles with the global log-average luminance of the entire image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Cheryl Bartley, Paul Bagwell
  • Patent number: 10110929
    Abstract: A method of pre-processing digital images captured by an image sensor for encoding is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a first digital image, receiving information representative of a movement of the image sensor at a time of capture of said first digital image), and pre-processing said first digital image. At least one parameter of said pre-processing is dependent on said information representative of movement. A digital image pre-processing system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Alexandre Martins, Viktor Edpalm, Xing Danielsson Fang, Lars Persson, Fredrik Pihl
  • Patent number: 10108003
    Abstract: A system includes a portable non-destructive testing (NDT) device. The NDT device includes a processor configured to receive imaging data captured via a sensor of the NDT device, cause a display of the NDT device to display an image to be analyzed based on the imaging data, and cause the display to display a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes a first plurality of user-selectable objects. Each of the first plurality of user-selectable objects is configured to activate one or more monitoring functions of the NDT device. The processor is also configured to cause the display to display at least a first set of the first plurality of user-selectable objects. The first set of the first plurality of user-selectable objects is configured to substantially overlay the image. The first set of the first plurality of user-selectable objects is displayed based at least in part on an inspection state of the NDT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bryan David Maule, Thomas Charles Ward, Melissa Rose Stancato
  • Patent number: 10084981
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus according to the present technology connects, when an output of a comparing unit that compares a signal read from a unit pixel with a reference voltage is fed back to a floating diffusion of the unit pixel, a signal line to a negative input of the comparing unit, the signal read from the unit pixel being transmitted through the signal line; connects, when auto-zero processing is performed, the signal line to a positive input of the comparing unit; and connects, when the output of the comparing unit is fed back to the floating diffusion of the unit pixel again, the signal line to the negative input of the comparing unit. The present technology is applicable to, for example, an image sensor and an electronic apparatus and suppresses the reduction in image quality of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Hanzawa, Tsungling Li
  • Patent number: 10080000
    Abstract: There is provided an intercom system capable of reducing power consumption by stably performing wireless communication between a camera and a monitor. Monitor 200 checks whether or not a communication error occurs in image data received from camera 100, and checks whether or not there is a slot as a moving destination in an empty state in a case where the communication error occurs. In a case where there is no slot as the moving destination, monitor 200 controls the number of connected image calls by transmitting an image call disconnect request to camera 100. Accordingly, intercom system 10 varies image quality (a frame rate, a compression ratio, or an image size) depending on a radio wave status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kasedou, Takashi Yamamoto, Ken Ohbuchi
  • Patent number: 10044931
    Abstract: An auto-focusing optimization method for a camera and a camera are provided. The auto-focusing optimization method for a camera includes: shooting, in an focusing manner, at least the first image and the second image after the camera is started; synthesizing the first and the second image; and displaying an image after synthesis processing. The above scheme is capable of optimizing an image shot in a focusing manner and improving the definition of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongyan Cao
  • Patent number: 10033398
    Abstract: A multi-zone digital-to-analog device is provided with a digital-to-analog (D/A) stage having an input to accept a digital input signal with a data bandwidth of M Hertz (Hz), a clock input to accept a clock signal with a clock frequency of P Hz, and an output to supply an analog value having a bandwidth of M Hz. An upsampling stage has an input to accept the analog value and a clock input to accept the clock signal. The upsampling stage has a device bandwidth of L Hz to supply an analog output signal with a full power bandwidth of K Hz, where (P/2)=M and M<K<L. The upsampling stage supplies analog output signal images in a plurality of Nyquist zones. In one aspect, the D/A stage supplies N deinterleaved analog values having a combined bandwidth of M Hz, where N×(P/2)=M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: IQ-Analog Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kappes, Steven R. Norsworthy, Costantino Pala
  • Patent number: 10021291
    Abstract: A portable device adapted to enable its user to manually adjust the focus and photometry locations during photography and a method for taking images with the device is disclosed. A GUI for indicating the focus or photometry location is provided on the screen so that the user can manually move the GUI on the screen with a keypad or a touch panel. In this manner, a desired object is taken at the focus or photometry location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong Pil Shin, Do Hwan Choi, Jong Hyun An, Chang Woo Park, Ha Ran Jung
  • Patent number: 10007990
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a kernel size estimator to estimate a blur kernel size of a captured image. The example apparatus also further includes a frame checker to discard the captured image if the estimated blur kernel size of the captured images exceeds a threshold kernel size. The captured image is to be used in a set if the estimated blur kernel size does not exceed the threshold kernel size. The example apparatus further includes a composite generator to generate a composite image based on the set of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bosko Mihic, Zdravko Pantic
  • Patent number: 9998667
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include methods and apparatus for the rotational stabilization of images and video. Rotational stabilization of images includes determining an amount of degrees of cant or tilt of an image capturing device, and capturing an image. The captured image is rotated an angular distance equal to the amount of degrees of tilt of the image capturing device. The rotated image is then cropped. The determining, rotating, and cropping are generally performed automatically by the image capturing device without user action at the time of capturing the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SmugMug, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Nichols, Don Macaskill
  • Patent number: 9977909
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include (1) generating or receiving, at a computing device, display data defining a display layout and one or more fields, (2) providing, upon a display screen of the computing device and by processing the display data, a display that initially either obscures or shows first information in a first field of the one or more fields without obscuring an entirety of the display, (3) detecting, by one or more sensors of the computing device, a physical movement of the computing device or a change in orientation of a user of the computing device relative to the computing device, and, (4) in response to the sensor(s) detecting the physical movement or the change in orientation, causing the display to either show or obscure the first information in the first field without obscuring the entirety of the display. As a result, enhanced security for sensitive information is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Paul Austin, Erika Knittel, Jacob L. Hadsall
  • Patent number: 9979887
    Abstract: A circuit configured to (i) color correct an input signal having at least one input image and (ii) generate a compressed signal based on said input signal after said input signal undergoes processing. The circuit may have a plurality of re-sampler circuits comprising dedicated hardware circuits that are allocated differently to perform the processing based upon an image type. The processing of the input signal as a video type of the image type and as a still type of the image type involves at least two passes of the input image through at least three of the re-sampler circuits in multiple passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliot N. Linzer
  • Patent number: 9973709
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a first wide dynamic range (WDR) image generation block, a control signal generator, and a second WDR image generation block. The first WDR image generation block processes a long-exposure image signal to generate a first image signal, processes a short-exposure image signal using a second weight value to generates a second image signal, and to synthesize the first image signal and the second image signal to generate a first WDR image signal. The control signal generator calculates a difference between the second weight value and a reference weight value and generates control signals according to a result of the calculation. The second WDR image generation block adjusts a noise level of the first WDR image signal using the control signals and generates a second WDR image signal according to a result of the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Min You, Ji Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 9967474
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an interval shooting section (51) that performs an interval shooting process, a lighten compositing section (54) that performs a lighten compositing process using images captured one by one by the interval shooting process, and a composite-image-in-progress displaying section (55) that, when a first operation is performed, causes a composite image in a first memory area, which is used as a compositing buffer for the lighten compositing process, to be displayed on an LCD monitor without causing the interval shooting process to be stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9936139
    Abstract: An image pickup control apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an instruction unit configured to instruct an image pickup unit to shoot an image in accordance with an operation of a photographer, a first display processing unit configured to display the image shot by the image pickup unit in accordance with an instruction by the instruction unit, an obtaining unit configured to obtain position information input by the photographer with respect to the image displayed by the first display processing unit, a second display processing unit configured to display options based on the position information obtained by the obtaining unit, and an assistance unit configured to perform an assistance for next shooting based on an option selected by the photographer from among the options displayed by the second display processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuichi Kobayashi, Toshiaki Ueguri, Emi Kondo, Hiroshi Matsushima, Hiroshi Nakamura, Yutaka Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9906782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the quality of video playback are provided. Errors in video playback may be detected at any point of transmission at which video can be extracted regardless of the means of transmission or the type of device through which transmission occurs thus allowing for testing of a plurality of devices or transmission means with the same testing system. Such devices or transmission means may provide direct or indirect input for analysis and identification of frame glitches, pulldown performance, frame jitter, frame judder, frame skip, frame tear, audio synchronization, quality comparison and MOS scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cinder LLC
    Inventors: Steven Martin, Ayal Lutwak, Paul Niman
  • Patent number: 9900506
    Abstract: The method for taking a panoramic photograph includes: determining a shooting focal distance and a shooting visual angle; shooting at least two photographs, comprising all objects required to be shot in an area of the shooting visual angle, according to the shooting focal distance and the shooting visual angle which are determined; and processing the at least two photographs to obtain one panoramic photograph. The corresponding device for taking a panoramic photograph is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jinqiang Xie
  • Patent number: 9894315
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image sensor configured to sense an image and output image data; an image processing unit configured to perform image processing on the image data; an output unit configured to output the processed image data to an external image processing apparatus; an input unit configured to input first processing information used in image processing performed by the external image processing apparatus on the image data; and a recording unit configured to record the first processing information, second processing information used for converting image data into standard image data, and at least one of the image data processed by the image processing unit and the unprocessed image data, in association with the stated image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kotaro Kitajima