Detachable Patents (Class 348/231.7)
  • Patent number: 10701278
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of performing intra-frame and inter-frame image processing comprising: alternating first and second image capture operations, the first image capture operation comprises capturing one or more first images (IA) based on a first set of image capture parameters (PA) and the second image capture operation comprises capturing one or more second images (IB) based on a second set of image capture parameters (PB), the values of the parameters of the first set being modified between each of the first image capture operations and the values of the parameters of the second set remaining constant between each of the second image capture operations or varying by less than a significant amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: William Guicquero, Arnaud Verdant
  • Patent number: 10349030
    Abstract: A recording apparatus, including: a photographing unit which picks up a moving picture and a still picture; a first encoder which encodes the moving picture and the still picture by a first encoding method; a second encoder which encodes the still picture by a second encoding method which is different from the first encoding method; and a recorder which records a file of the moving picture encoded by the first encoding method, a file of the still picture encoded by the first encoding method and a file of the still picture encoded by the second encoding method, on a recording medium, wherein both of the file of the still picture encoded by the first encoding method and the file of the still picture encoded by the second encoding method, are based on one still picture picked up with a single photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Takahashi, Junji Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 10341588
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for enhancing edges within an image in a light deficient environment, which utilizes knowledge of the expected noise pixel by pixel, to control the strength of the edge enhancement and thereby limit the impact of the enhancement on the perception of noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Richardson, Donald M. Wichern
  • Patent number: 10321814
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device that includes a light receiving surface, an opposite surface, a light receiving portion, and external electrodes connected to the light receiving portion; and a wiring board that includes a first main surface, a second man surface, and a wiring portion provided with first bonding electrodes bonded to the external electrodes, wherein the first main surface of the wiring portion is arranged at a first angle ?1 equal to or smaller than 90 degrees relative to the opposite surface, the wiring board includes a reinforced portion and a folded portion bent at the first angle ?1 between the reinforced portion and the wiring portion, and the second main surface of the reinforced portion is fixed to the opposite surface of the image pickup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuaki Kojima
  • Patent number: 10210303
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to an apparatus having a receiver module that receives a floorplan of an integrated circuit having power gates, an obstruction, and a control pin for providing a sleep signal. The apparatus can include an identifier module that identifies where the obstruction interrupts a sequence of the power gates, organizes the sequence of the power gates into a column, and divides the column into segments in which a first segment lies below the obstruction, a second segment lies above the obstruction, and a third segment is offset from the first segment and the second segment. The apparatus can include a stitcher module that performs a sleep signal stitching for the integrated circuit by distributing the sleep signal from the control pin to the power gates that include each power gate in each of the first segment, the second segment, and the third segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Ravindra Narayana Rao, Marlin Wayne Frederick, Jr., Karen Lee Delk, Stefan Charles Creaser
  • Patent number: 10091417
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an association section configured to, in a case where panorama image data generated by using a plurality of frame image data obtained by an imaging operation while displacing an imaging direction is determined to be a full circumference panorama image, associate the panorama image data with information showing that the panorama image data is the full circumference panorama image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10061257
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display unit, an operation unit, a memory, and a control unit. The operation unit is operable by a user. The memory stores log information. The control unit includes a processor and, based on operation of the processor in accordance with an operation control program, allows, at an occurrence of an error, the display unit to display an error code corresponding to the error, and upon acceptance of input of a maintenance mode activation password inputted by operating the operation unit, activates a maintenance mode. Under an activation state of the maintenance mode, the control unit reads out the log information from the memory and saves the log information onto a predetermined recording medium, and allows the display unit to display a maintenance screen after the saving of the log information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Shintani
  • Patent number: 10003785
    Abstract: A method is provided including: acquiring a plurality of images; obtaining depth information associated with at least two subjects in each of the plurality of images; and generating a final image having the subjects based on the depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Kwon Yoon, Taek-Seong Jeong, Moon-Soo Kim, Tae-Ho Kim, Ki-Huk Lee
  • Patent number: 9813688
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: an electronic endoscope that obtains an image of an inside of a subject; a first storage unit that is provided at the electronic endoscope and that stores first information, the first information including white balance data that depends on an apparatus used in the past together with the electronic endoscope; an image processing apparatus that is connected to the electronic endoscope and that applies processing to an image of the subject; a second storage unit that is provided at the image processing apparatus or a storage medium connected to the image processing apparatus and that stores second information, the second information including white balance correction data for correcting the white balance data; and a white balance adjustment unit that adjusts the white balance of the image obtained by the electronic endoscope, on the basis of the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko Honda, Yugo Koizumi, Mai Ojima
  • Patent number: 9769388
    Abstract: Provided are an image zooming method and an image zooming apparatus for optical zooming by using a plurality of lenses with different focal lengths. The image zooming method includes capturing an identical scene via a plurality of lenses; obtaining a first image and a second image of the identical scene that have different resolving powers; determining a first area of the first image and a second area of the second image which corresponds to the first area; and generating a composite image the second area and a remaining area of the first image from which the first area is excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hee-chul Han
  • Patent number: 9762385
    Abstract: Original program code of an app of a mobile operating system is protected by splitting the original program code into several program code segments and encrypting the program code segments. The encrypted program code segments are received in separate files in a mobile computing device, where the encrypted program code segments are loaded in memory of the mobile computing device. The encrypted program code segments are decrypted, and the resulting decrypted program code segments are stored in non-contiguous blocks of memory. The decrypted program code segments are parsed for loading and execution in the mobile computing device, such as by a Dalvik process virtual machine of an ANDROID operating system of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventors: Liang Sun, Bo Xiao, Chengyu Fang, Fei Zhuang
  • Patent number: 9742999
    Abstract: There has been a problem that continuous recording of monitoring data may be impeded by inconsistency in setting values, occurring due to changes in settings of an imaging unit or compression encoding unit performed while recording. Provided are a recording source which outputs a stream including compression-encoded video data, instructing means which change a parameter relating to the recording source, according to a command transmitted from an external device connected via a network, and control means which perform control so as to switch whether or not a command by the instructing means as to the recording source correlated with the recording job can be accepted, in accordance with the recording state of the recording job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9596392
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes an attached portion which is detachably attached to an attaching portion disposed in a display apparatus including a display screen, an imaging main body portion which includes an imaging element, and a rotational mechanism which includes a rotational member formed as an arc-like portion, and connects the attached portion and the imaging main body portion such that the imaging main body portion is able to be rotated around a center of an arc of the arc-like portion as a rotational center in a direction in which an imaging direction is changed, in which when viewed from a direction in which a rotational axis of the imaging main body portion by the rotational mechanism is viewed as a point, the imaging main body portion is superposed on a circle which has the same center and the same radius as the arc of the arc-like portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Noriaki Takagi
  • Patent number: 9596388
    Abstract: A camera housing includes an integrated expansion module for providing expanded functionality to a camera (e.g., a display screen). Different embodiments of the housing include different expansion modules for adding a variety of features to the camera when the camera is placed in the housing. Thus, a user may modify features of a camera by swapping the housing. Furthermore, a user may add a feature to an existing camera without needing to purchase a new camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas D. Woodman
  • Patent number: 9584549
    Abstract: A computing platform may receive, from a network device, a message identifying data that was transmitted by a user device located in a private network associated with an organization. The network device may be located at a boundary between the private network and a public network. The data may include one or more images and may be destined for a network address associated with the public network. The computing platform may generate and store a record corresponding to the message. The computing platform may receive, from an analysis platform, data indicating whether the image(s) comprise content that violates a data leak prevention (DLP) policy of the organization. The computing platform may identify the record corresponding to the message and may update the record corresponding to the message to reflect whether the image(s) comprise content that violates the DLP policy of the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tusnin Das, Kedarnath Shukla, Pratibha Sharma
  • Patent number: 9448813
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for operating a mobile device having stored thereon a plurality of applications (“apps”) that are each configured to capture an image. The method includes receiving first user input data requesting invocation of a given one of the applications. The given application is launched by the user. After launching the given application a user interface is presented which serves as an entry point through which ail of the image capture applications stored on the mobile device are made available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Sauve, Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Kathryn C. Lemson, Jannes Paul Peters, Eric Bennett, Ahmad Bilal
  • Patent number: 9395252
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a temperature of a fluid contained in an electrical device such as a transformer, circuit breaker, or reactor without direct thermal communication with the fluid is disclosed. The method includes measuring a temperature of an exterior wall of a housing of the electrical device, measuring an ambient temperature around the housing, and estimating a temperature of the fluid within the housing using the measured wall temperature and the measured ambient temperature. In a preferred aspect, the method also adjusts the estimated fluid temperature for one or more of ambient humidity conditions, conductive, convective, and radiation heat transfer properties associated with operation of the underlying electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Dynamic Ratings Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Ethan C. Frounfelker, Mark D. Tostrud
  • Patent number: 9363293
    Abstract: A computing platform may receive, from a network device, a message identifying data that was transmitted by a user device located in a private network associated with an organization. The network device may be located at a boundary between the private network and a public network. The data may include one or more images and may be destined for a network address associated with the public network. The computing platform may generate and store a record corresponding to the message. The computing platform may receive, from an analysis platform, data indicating whether the image(s) comprise content that violates a data leak prevention (DLP) policy of the organization. The computing platform may identify the record corresponding to the message and may update the record corresponding to the message to reflect whether the image(s) comprise content that violates the DLP policy of the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tusnin Das, Kedarnath Shukla, Pratibha Sharma
  • Patent number: 9189893
    Abstract: To generate an image that enables effective suppression of the occurrence of binocular rivalry and that facilitates stereoscopic vision. A left-eye image feature point extraction unit (13b) and a right-eye image feature point extraction unit (13d) extract feature points from a left-eye image and a right-eye image, respectively. A number-of-non-corresponding-points calculation unit (13g) calculates, in a case where the feature points in one image among the left-eye image and the right-eye image, which are extracted by a left-eye image feature point extraction unit (13b) and a right-eye image feature point extraction unit (13d), are shifted a certain distance in the horizontal direction, the number of feature points in the one image that do not correspond to the feature points in the other image, for each shift distance. A disparity value adjustment unit (13h) adjusts a disparity value between the left-eye image and the right-eye image in accordance with the number calculated for each shift distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ikuko Tsubaki, Hisao Hattori, Ken-ichiro Yamamoto, Hisao Kumai, Mikio Seto
  • Patent number: 9071741
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing portable photographic images are described. The present invention includes a small, portable electronic display unit that may be placed within a wallet or purse. The display unit may include an input port for downloading digital images from a computer or digital camera. The display unit may also include one or more buttons to provide a user with the ability to select an image for display from a given set of digital images that have been stored in memory. The display unit may be preloaded with one or more digital images, or it may be configured to be loaded by a user. The digital images may, for example, include still digital photographs or short video clips that have been captured from a digital camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Mikel A. Lehrman
  • Patent number: 9019397
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems, such as modular digital still and motion cameras are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Red.com, Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9007450
    Abstract: A video imaging system that allows a user to save select image data to at least one detachable storage device, the image data presented on a display for the user, where the user is provided with various control interfaces for saving and appending information to the saved image data. The at least one detachable storage device also including user settings data that is used to adjust the settings of the camera control unit according to the user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc R. Amling, Daniel Lietz, Marios Kyperountas
  • Patent number: 8994850
    Abstract: A photographing information management method, which includes: judging whether there is equality between photographing position information added to an image file stored in an external storage medium which is detachably attachable to an imaging apparatus and photographing position information stored in an internal memory of the imaging apparatus; and when it is judged that the two pieces of photographing position information have the equality, displaying an image and the photographing position information of the image file on a display screen of the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Teppei Okamoto, Koichi Ishibashi, Naoki Koshikawa
  • Patent number: 8988533
    Abstract: An image management apparatus may include an input image setting information acquiring unit configured to, when image analysis information on an input image is set, acquire setting information as input image setting information, an available setting information acquiring unit configured to acquire setting information as available setting information, an update necessity determining unit configured to determine whether or not an update of the image analysis information is necessary, on the basis of a difference between the input image setting information and the available setting information, and an image analysis information setting unit configured to, when it is determined that an update of the image analysis information is necessary, perform image analysis on the input image using the second image analysis processing unit so as to set new image analysis information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiko Gotoh, Tamaki Kojima, Takeshi Fukuda, Daisuke Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20140320696
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems, such as modular digital still and motion cameras are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 8830802
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided an information recording apparatus, such as a digital camera, arranged to record information on a detachably mountable storage medium, such as for example to record video data on the storage medium. In one version of the apparatus, when a connection of an AC adapter is cancelled, the storage medium is detected by a storage medium detection unit, and in a case where the storage medium is not mounted to the mounting unit, a warning is issued, for example in an audio output unit or a display unit. Accordingly, the user can find out that the storage medium is not mounted before the digital camera has been brought outside for use. Thus, it may be possible to prevent a failure in which the user first realizes that they forgot to mount the storage medium only when they are already away from home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichiro Matsushima, Yasushi Kasai, Hirofumi Honda
  • Patent number: 8804008
    Abstract: In a data processing apparatus having a plurality of card slots in which memory cards are removably inserted, it is determined, with regard to each of the plurality of card slots, whether a memory card that has been inserted into the slot is a wireless card having a wireless communication function. In a case where it is determined that a memory card that has been inserted into a first card slot among the plurality of card slots is the wireless card, the wireless communication function of the wireless card is enabled. In a case where it is determined that a memory card that has been inserted into a card slot other than the first card slot is the wireless card, the wireless communication function of the wireless card is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideaki Tsujii
  • Patent number: 8797412
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus capable of controlling a communication device configured to transmit image data to an external apparatus, wherein in a case where a first shooting mode is set, the image capturing apparatus performs control to invalidate a communication function of the communication device in response to accepting a shooting preparation instruction or a shooting instruction, and, in a case where a second shooting mode is set, the image capturing apparatus performs control to invalidate the communication function of the communication device in response to shifting to the second shooting mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koshi Tokunaga
  • Publication number: 20140168470
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging portion; a memory capable of storing images imaged by the imaging portion; a display portion; and a touch panel arranged to overlap with the display portion and capable of detecting a distance to an indicator. When the distance is equal to or less than a first distance and more than a second distance less than the first distance, the memory stores the images at predetermined time intervals. Then, when the distance becomes equal to or less than the second distance and equal to or more than 0, the display portion displays the image that is stored in the memory before the distance becomes equal to or less than the second distance and equal to or more than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yoshino, Takashi Ishihara, Mitsuru Satou, Yasuyuki Hirouchi
  • Publication number: 20140092267
    Abstract: A torch casing 10 with a reflector 46 and a bulb 44 incorporates camera 48 50 52 taking pictures through front face 64 and employs flash tube 58 behind the camera chip 50 reflecting off reflector 46 and reflected onto reflector 46 by mirrored surface 60 on the back of camera chip 50. Captured images, still or video, are exported by radio frequency unit 22 to, for example, secure and supervised store 124. Ultraviolet unit 65 causes fluorescence which is photographed by camera 48 50 52. Display screen 70 shows camera 48 50 52 images or received images. The apparatus continuously sends its position determined by GPS navigation. Sounds can be recorded, sent and received. Iris patterns and fingerprints can be recognised from an updated store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mason Ricardo STORM
  • Patent number: 8681243
    Abstract: A digital camera includes an insertion unit for inserting a storage medium, an image pickup unit, a control unit for storing an image picked up by the image pickup unit onto a storage medium inserted into the insertion unit, and a medium detection unit for detecting whether the storage medium inserted into the insertion unit is a storage medium in which rewrite is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotake Nozaki, Norikazu Yokonuma, Masahide Tanaka, Tadashi Ohta, Akira Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20140063290
    Abstract: In a communication apparatus to which a recording medium is attachable, a display unit displays, in a case where a recording medium attached to the communication apparatus includes a wireless communication function not included in a wireless communication unit in the communication apparatus, an item related to a wireless communication function included in the wireless communication unit in the communication apparatus and an item related to a wireless communication function not included in the wireless communication unit in the communication apparatus from among wireless communication functions included in the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryusuke Okuhara, Hitoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140009641
    Abstract: When a key for directly transferring from the screen of a “video mode” of tape reproduction to the screen of memory stick reproduction is separately arranged, the ratio of an occupation area of the key on the screen is increased. Therefore, a setting operation is performed such that a stop key (11a) is displayed when the “video mode” is set and no memory stick is mounted as shown in FIG. 1A, and when the tape is being reproduced as shown in FIG. 1C. In contrast to this, the setting operation is also performed such that a switching key (11f) for transferring to the reproducing screen of the memory stick of FIG. 1D is displayed when the “video mode” is set and no tape is being reproduced and the memory stick is mounted as shown in FIG. 1B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Tanaka, Masako Muro, Ryo Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 8619159
    Abstract: An imaging device for capturing an image of a subject to acquire captured-image information, comprises: a positioning element arranged to measure a location at which the image is captured, to acquire capturing location information indicating a capturing location when the captured-image is acquired; a creation element arranged to create image information based on the capturing location information acquired by the positioning element and the captured-image information; a memory element arranged to store the image information created by the creation element; a decision element arranged to, when the image information stored in the memory element is output to the outside, decide whether or not the capturing location information included in the image information is to be kept secret; and a fabricator element arranged to fabricate the capturing location information included in the image information in accordance with a result of the decision by the decision element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: MegaChips Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Nakamura, Munehiro Mori
  • Patent number: 8610788
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes a method for managing media files created by a digital camera. More specifically, a content analyzing module tags a media file with one or more location media tags, event media tags, and/or content media tags. The location media tags are indicative of the geographic location where the media file was created. The event media tags are indicative of an event where the media file was created; and, the content media tags are indicative of individual(s) in the media file. A priority analyzing module connected to the content analyzing module determines a priority of the media file based on priority rules and the location media tags, event media tags, and/or the content media tags. A storage management module connected to the priority analyzing module stores the media file based on the determined priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Suyash S. Jape, John Gerard Musial, Abhinay Ravinder Nagpal, Sandeep Ramesh Patil
  • Publication number: 20130329083
    Abstract: A recording operation control device for a camera, which can perform time-lapse photography at a predetermined time interval, comprises an external memory control unit and an image data writing unit. The external memory control unit opens or closes a file defined in the external memory, which is detachably attached to the camera body, when image data is recorded in the external memory. The image data writing unit can write image data to an internal memory and the external memory. The external memory control unit maintains the open state of the file, and the image data writing unit records image data in the external memory without storing it in the internal memory, when the time interval is shorter than the processing time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihide SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8570400
    Abstract: When a key for directly transferring from the screen of a “video mode” of tape reproduction to the screen of memory stick reproduction is separately arranged, the ratio of an occupation area of the key on the screen is increased. Therefore, a setting operation is performed such that a stop key (11a) is displayed when the “video mode” is set and no memory stick is mounted as shown in FIG. 1A, and when the tape is being reproduced as shown in FIG. 1C. In contrast to this, the setting operation is also performed such that a switching key (11f) for transferring to the reproducing screen of the memory stick of FIG. 1D is displayed when the “video mode” is set and no tape is being reproduced and the memory stick is mounted as shown in FIG. 1B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Tanaka, Masako Muro, Ryo Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20130250141
    Abstract: This terminal device, which is removable from/attachable to a holding device attached to a mobile body, is provided with: an imaging means; a recording means that records captured images captured by the imaging means in the state of the terminal device being attached to the holding device; an adjustment image generating means that generates an image for adjustment that is for adjusting the imaging direction of the imaging means on the basis of a captured image recorded by the recording means; and a display control means that displays the adjustment image generated by the adjustment image generating means in a manner so as to be comparable to the captured image captured by the imaging means. As a result, the user can easily adjust the imaging direction by referring to the screen at which the adjustment image is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Nakamura, Yuki Nakai
  • Patent number: 8531553
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a digital photographing apparatus in which a captured image is stored in a non-volatile memory card, the method including: determining whether the non-volatile memory card is available; and if the non-volatile memory card is not available, transmitting the captured image that is temporarily stored in a volatile memory in response to a request to transmit the captured image. An associated apparatus and storage media for implementing the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-myung Lee
  • Publication number: 20130208142
    Abstract: A camera generates a light source control signal for controlling a light source to turn the light source on and off, acquires a plurality of items of first image data and a plurality of items of second image data obtained by picking up the measured wave, and transfers the plurality of items of acquired first image data and the plurality of items of acquired second image data to an external storage and processing device as digital data with an identifying number for identifying a frame in which the image data is acquired attached every frame. The external storage and processing device determines whether each frame of the digital data is an item of the first image data or an item of the second image data on the basis of the identifying number, and subtracts the plurality of items of determined second image data from the plurality of items of determined first image data to produce difference image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: NIPPON AVIONICS CO., LTD., NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: NEC CORPORATION, NIPPON AVIONICS Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8466987
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a camera determines whether to acquire an image (e.g., automatically), determines whether to store the acquired image, and determines how to store the acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Russell P. Sammon
  • Patent number: 8446474
    Abstract: For automatically transmitting an image file, a system transmits the file automatically through specifically specifying information for file transmission such as an address of a destination. The system includes a memory for storing a data file and an automatic transmission control file for briefly describing information of a file name of the file to be transmitted and a destination address, and a communication unit for transmitting the data file according to the automatic transmission control file. Therefore, the system can transmit the data file automatically only by having a memory storing the data file and automatic transmission control file connected to the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroya Kusaka, Shigeo Sakaue, Michiharu Uematsu
  • Patent number: 8411169
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to an image processing apparatus that generates control information related to the generation of image data executed in shooting processing, and generates component information of a special effect, for example, such as a film grain, based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirofumi Takei
  • Patent number: 8400550
    Abstract: A camera-equipped electronic device comprises a photographic unit that stores in a storage medium (12) an image obtained by photographing a subject via an imaging unit (14, 15) a non-photographic unit that executes non-photographing processing different from photographing processing executed in the photographic unit and requires electric power greater than the electric power consumed in the photographing processing, a decision-making unit (19) that makes a decision as to whether or not a current state of use is such that if the non-photographic unit is engaged in operation over a predetermined length of time, the remaining capacity in a battery (13) will become depleted to a level equal to or less than a predetermined value and a restricting unit (19) that restricts the use of the non-photographic unit with regard to the consumption of electric power based upon the results of the decision made by the decision-making unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Fujinawa
  • Patent number: 8400668
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus and a method thereof include a scanning unit scanning a document and outputting a scanned result, at least one external storage unit detachably attached to the apparatus, at least one internal storage unit, and a controller detecting an attachment state of the external storage unit and storing the scanned result in one of the external storage unit and the internal storage unit according to the attachment state of the external storage unit. The scanning unit of the scanning apparatus is combined with a user scanning unit and a user printing unit into a combination apparatus, and the scanned result is printed in a printing apparatus spaced-apart from the scanning apparatus by a distance, thereby removing cables between the scanning or printing apparatus and a personal computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-jong Kang, Jung-soo Seo
  • Patent number: 8385171
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an information recording apparatus, such as a digital camera, arranged to record information on a detachably mountable storage medium, such as for example to record video data on the storage medium. In one version of the apparatus, when a connection of an AC adapter is cancelled, the storage medium is detected by a storage medium detection unit, and in a case where the storage medium is not mounted to the mounting unit, a warning is issued, for example in an audio output unit or a display unit. Accordingly, the user can find out that the storage medium is not mounted before the digital camera has been brought outside for use. Thus, it may be possible to prevent a failure in which the user first realizes that they forgot to mount the storage medium only when they are already away from home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichiro Matsushima, Yasushi Kasai, Hirofumi Honda
  • Publication number: 20130033610
    Abstract: A digital imaging device includes at least two image sensors carried by a body and having image axes oriented transverse to one another and facing in different directions transverse to one another. The image sensors are rotatable with respect to the body and each have a rotational axis parallel with a respective corresponding image axis. Each image sensor has an upright physical orientation corresponding to an upright orientation of the optical image and is capable of rotation about the rotational axis to orient the image sensor in the upright orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Calvin Osborn
  • Publication number: 20130021627
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquiring unit, a distance acquiring unit, a painterly transformation processor, a thickness information acquiring unit, and a data generating unit. The distance acquiring unit acquires distance information for each of at least one object image included in an acquired image. The painterly transformation processor transforms each of the object image, included in the acquired image, into a painterly image. The thickness information acquiring unit acquires thickness information corresponding to the distance for each of the object image. The data generating unit generates data in which the painterly image and the thickness information are associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki MURATA
  • Patent number: 8339469
    Abstract: A process for using a terminal capable of capturing images to determine a probability of capturing the images according to information taken from contextual data provided by the image capture means. The process uses a terminal such as a mobile terminal comprising a first image data sensor and at least one contextual data sensor to automatically determine at least one probability of capturing an image or a sequence of images taking place within a time interval, the capture probability being calculated based on at least one response provided by one of the activated image data and/or contextual data sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Vau, Thierry Lebihen, Eric Masera, Christophe Edmond Maurice Papin, Santie Valérie LourdesMarie Adelbert
  • Patent number: 8335399
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which corrects input image data based on the image data and foreign substance information containing information on the position and size of a foreign substance includes a correction unit which corrects the influence of the shadow of the foreign substance contained in the image data, based on the image data and the foreign substance information, a still image uniformity determination unit which determines the uniformity of an image in a region around the foreign substance, a moving image uniformity determination unit which determines the uniformity of the image in the region around the foreign substance based on a determination criterion different from one applied to a still image, and a control unit which inhibits correction of the image data when the still image uniformity determination unit or moving image uniformity determination unit determines that the uniformity is less than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Gyotoku