With Details Of Static Memory For Output Image (e.g., For A Still Camera) Patents (Class 348/231.99)
  • Patent number: 11734335
    Abstract: A device for organizing digital files is provided, wherein tagging data is applied to a sequence of image files previously captured by and received from an imaging device. A tagging image having tagging data therein is preferably provided before or after the sequence, or both. A text recognizing technology may be used to extract the tagging data from a tagging image. For example, if a tagging image is taken on a camera prior to a sequence of images, the device may extract tagging data from the tagging image and apply such tagging data to the sequence of image files. Preferably, the device provides for renaming of the image files utilizing the tagging data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Jennifer Shin
  • Patent number: 11715184
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and program storage devices for creating and/or displaying backwards-compatible High Dynamic Range (HDR) images are disclosed, comprising: obtaining two or more exposures of a scene; creating a gain map based on at least one of the two or more exposures, wherein the gain map comprises a plurality of pixels each corresponding to a portion of the scene, and wherein values of the pixels in the gain map comprise indications of a brightness level of the corresponding portions of the scene; combining the two or more exposures to form a first image; tone mapping the first image based on a Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) format to generate a first SDR image of the scene; and storing the first SDR image and created gain map in a first enhanced image file. The first enhanced image file may be, e.g., a HEIF, HEIC, PNG, GIF, JPEG, or other suitable file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett M. Johnson, Paul M Hubel
  • Patent number: 11652933
    Abstract: A network device manages a first definition information in which a type of data to be collected in the network device and a first collection condition are defined received from a first client application, manages, after a second client application for transmitting data to a second system via the network is added to the network device, second definition information in which a type of data to be collected in the network device and a second collection condition are defined received from the added second client application, and collects data in the network device in accordance with the first definition information and second definition information. Data to be collected in accordance with both the first collection condition and the second collection condition is collected at a same timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidetaka Nakahara
  • Patent number: 11604759
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards managing data retention policy for stream data stored in a streaming storage system. When a request to truncate a data stream from a certain position (e.g., from a request-specified stream cut) is received, an evaluation is made to determine whether the requested position is within a data retention period as specified by data retention policy. If any data prior to the stream cut position (corresponding to a stream cut time) is within the data retention period, the truncation request is blocked. Otherwise truncation from the stream cut point is allowed to proceed/is performed. Also described is handling automated (e.g., sized based) stream truncation requests with respect to data retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Danilov, Igor Medvedev
  • Patent number: 11604726
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a memory management method, and belongs to the technical field of networks. The method includes: allocating a first memory address to video frame data based on a memory multiplexing queue, wherein the memory multiplexing queue records a memory address of video frame data that has been rendered; storing the video frame data in a memory space indicated by the first memory address; and adding the first memory address to the memory multiplexing queue after performing rendering based on the video frame data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Feng Xu
  • Patent number: 11601591
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus acquires a plurality of pieces of image data sequentially outputted from an imager and, in accordance with reception of an image capturing instruction to capture a still image, specify as image data to be processed a plurality of pieces of image data in a period that includes a timing at which the still image is captured. The image processing apparatus, based on an action of a subject estimated using the image data to be processed, add information that indicates the action of the subject to data of the still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shunji Fujita
  • Patent number: 11563917
    Abstract: A transmission terminal transmits video data and display data of a screen shared with another transmission terminal to the other transmission terminal via a predetermined relay apparatus. The transmission terminal includes a storage unit that stores relay apparatus information of the relay apparatus to which the transmission terminal transmits the video data; a receive unit that receives the display data from an external input apparatus connected to the transmission terminal; and a transmitting unit that transmits the display data received by the receive unit to the relay apparatus indicated by the relay apparatus information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Tanaka, Alain Volmat, Masaki Nakagawa, Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 11527046
    Abstract: Techniques are described for facilitating the coordination of audio video (AV) production using multiple actors in respective locations that are remote from each other, such that an integrated AV product can be generated by coordinating the activities of multiple remote actors in concert with one another. A director can indicate in the virtual world a desired location of a stage prop, and a beacon may then be transmitted toward a real world location corresponding to the desired location to aid in placement of the prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC.
    Inventors: Charles Ghislandi, Derek Crosby
  • Patent number: 11508186
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a distinction unit that distinguishes a captured person on a basis of feature information of the captured person, on a basis of staff registration information containing feature information of staff members, and on a basis of customer registration information containing feature information of customers, the person captured by a camera; a staff-smile determination unit that determines, if one staff member of the staff members is distinguished as corresponding to the captured person, whether the one staff member corresponding to the captured person has smiled on a basis of a smile index of the captured person; a staff-smile counting unit that counts by which the staff members are determined to have smiled in a preset time period; a customer-revisit detection unit that detects that one customer of the customers has revisited; and a customer-revisit counting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: PATIC TRUST CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11489886
    Abstract: A method of processing of a sequence of video frames from a camera capturing a writing surface for subsequent transmission to at least one of a remote videoconferencing client and a remote videoconferencing server. The method comprises receiving the sequence of video frames from the camera; and selecting an image area of interest in the video frames, comprising selecting one of a sub-area of the video frames and an entire area of the video frames. The method also comprises, for each current video frame of the sequence of video frames, generating a pen stroke mask by applying adaptive thresholding to the image area of interest. The method also comprises generating an output video frame using the pen stroke mask. Corresponding systems and computer readable media are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy Alan Port
  • Patent number: 11483499
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus of the present disclosure includes: a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels including a first partial pixel, a second partial pixel, and a third partial pixel are arranged; and an addition processor that adds, for each of the pixels, a third partial pixel signal generated from the third partial pixel to either one of a first partial pixel signal generated from the first partial pixel and a second partial pixel signal generated from the second partial pixel, on the basis of a temperature of the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya Satoh
  • Patent number: 11477383
    Abstract: A method for providing a preview and an electronic device for displaying a preview are provided. The electronic device includes a camera module, a display, a processor operatively connected to the camera module and the display, and a memory operatively connected to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to acquire original image frames through the camera module, display, on the display, first preview image frames corresponding to the acquired original image frames, receive an input for requesting dynamic-tone-mapping-based recording, perform the dynamic-tone-mapping-based recording in response to the reception of the input, and while performing the dynamic-tone-mapping-based recording, generate second preview image frames by performing dynamic-tone-mapping processing to first preview image frames acquired after a time point at which the input is received, and display the generated second preview image frames on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chansik Park, Hyuntaek Lee
  • Patent number: 11457136
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging element in which a first frame rate is a frame rate higher than a second frame rate, and a first processor is configured to read out image data of a plurality of frames in parallel within an output period of image data of one frame defined by the second frame rate, acquire a focus driving speed and a rolling shift amount, decide a combining condition for the image data of the plurality of frames stored in a memory based on the acquired focus driving speed and the rolling shift amount, perform combining processing on the image data of the plurality of frames in accordance with the decided combining condition, and output the image data after combining obtained by the combining processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sakurabu, Ryo Hasegawa, Tomoyuki Kawai, Makoto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11436700
    Abstract: A device comprising filtering means having a pattern of at least four blocks wherein a second block is located vertical to a first block, a third block is located horizontal to said first block and a fourth block is located vertical to said third block and horizontal to said second block; and means to generate a new image from images captured using said filtered rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Neus Sabater, Benoit Vandame, Valter Drazic
  • Patent number: 11405552
    Abstract: In a camera-enabled electronic device, photo capture is triggered by a press-and-hold input only if the holding duration of the press-and-hold input is greater than a predefined threshold duration. A press-and-hold input shorter in duration than the threshold triggers video capture. Thus, a short press triggers video capture, while a long press triggers photo capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Hanover, Justin Huang, David Meisenholder
  • Patent number: 11399133
    Abstract: An image capture device may automatically capture images. An image sensor may generate visual content based on light that becomes incident thereon. A motion of interest within the visual content may be identified, and multiple images may be generated to include portions of the visual content that span a time duration of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Weber, Nicholas Ryan Gilmour
  • Patent number: 11394951
    Abstract: Provided are an image sensor module, an image processing module, and an imaging device including the two modules. The image sensor module includes: a plurality of image sensors: a frame in which the image sensors are mounted to have different imaging angles; and at least one memory configured to store calibration information reflecting distance information generated from images obtained by the image sensors, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hyeok Lee, Jong Kyung Lee, Do Won Ko, Yong Jun Lee, Joong Gyun Jeong
  • Patent number: 11394849
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an image processing circuit capable of applying development processing to RAW data obtained by a sensor. The apparatus has a non-development mode and a development mode as operation modes, the non-development mode being a mode in which the apparatus records the RAW data into a storage device without applying the development processing to the RAW data, and the development mode being a mode in which the apparatus applies the development processing to a plurality of the RAW data recorded into the storage device during when the apparatus operated in the non-development mode. The apparatus operates in the non-development mode or the development mode in accordance with a setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Hirai
  • Patent number: 11380363
    Abstract: Present embodiments pertain to systems, apparatuses, and methods for analyzing and reporting the movements in mechanical structures, machinery, and machine components, including one or more regions of interest in the object of interest, with processing of visual data related to such movements performed by reconstructing video images that have enhanced dynamic visual information related to the motion of the object, wherein examples of one or more enhancements optionally selected by a user may include filtering unwanted frequencies, amplifying the motion, changing the playback speed to decrease, freeze, or increase of the motion, and generating quantitative graphical representations of the motion that could not be achieved without the use of digital photography and image processing algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: RDI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Hay, Mark William Slemp
  • Patent number: 11381772
    Abstract: An image pickup element has a configuration in which a pixel region substrate and a readout circuit substrate are stacked. On a pixel region substrate, a plurality of unit pixels configured by a micro lens and a plurality of photoelectric converters are arranged in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction. On a readout circuit substrate, a plurality of readout circuits that read out a signal based on charges stored in the photoelectric converter is arranged in the horizontal and vertical directions. In the unit pixels that are adjacent to each other in the horizontal direction (or the vertical direction), a first photoelectric converter of a first unit pixel and a second photoelectric converter of a second unit pixel share one readout circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mie Ishii, Nobuhiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 11375139
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that capture and compress frames of pixel data. In an implementation, an image sensor chip is configured to convert light into pixel data and generate compressed pixel data at a variable compression rate including applying a transform to pixel data associated with a pixel category from a plurality of pixel categories. The variable compression rate is within an available bandwidth of an output bus configured to output the compressed pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Campbell, David A. Newman, Brian G. Schunck
  • Patent number: 11368615
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Robertson, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 11368648
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide an image storage method and apparatus, and an electronic device and a storage medium. In the method, pixel data obtained by scanning with a first partial region of a scanning region is acquired as first pixel data, and the first pixel data is stored in a storage space; the first pixel data is corrected by using a preset correction algorithm to obtain second pixel data, and the second pixel data is stored in the storage space; if it is determined that the remaining space of the storage space meets the preset condition, the pixel data obtained by scanning with the remaining region of the scanning region is acquired as the third pixel data, and the third pixel data is stored in the storage space; wherein, the scanning mode of the remaining region is a preset second scanning mode; and the third pixel data is corrected by using the preset correction algorithm to obtain fourth pixel data, and the fourth pixel data is stored in the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Congyi Hua, Shengguo Wang, Xianlin Zhao, Chuan Shen
  • Patent number: 11363197
    Abstract: Images with an optical field of view are captured by an image capture device. An observed trajectory of the image capture device reflects the positions of the image capture device at different moments may be determined. A capture trajectory of the image capture device reflects virtual positions of the image capture device from which video content may be generated. The capture trajectory is determined based on a subsequent portion of the observed trajectory such that a portion of the capture trajectory corresponding to a portion of the observed trajectory is determined based on a subsequent portion of the observed trajectory. Orientations of punch-outs for the images are determined based on the capture trajectory. Video content is generated based on visual content of the images within the punch-outs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Gopro, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Derbanne, C├ęsar Douady, Maxim Karpushin
  • Patent number: 11343437
    Abstract: An image capture device includes a processor that is configured to set the image capture device to a zero-shutter-lag (ZSL) mode in response to a capture of a first image; start a timer; restart the timer when a second image is captured while the timer is active; and, in response to detecting an event indicating that no image was captured before the timer expired, set the image capture device to the non-ZSL mode. The processor is configured to set the image capture device to a non-ZSL mode when the timer expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ojas Gandhi, Naveen Chinya Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11330387
    Abstract: An audio signal controlling method includes identifying whether an audio zooming effect is used for at least one audio object present in a virtual reality (VR) through an audio zooming effect field included in metadata, and controlling an audio signal corresponding to the audio object based on a preset method when the audio zooming effect is identified as being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, CHUNG ANG UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dae Young Jang, Jae-hyoun Yoo, Yong Ju Lee, Tae Jin Lee, Sang Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 11310432
    Abstract: An image capture device may buffer video footage in a memory buffer before a command to record video is received. The image capture device may present a progression of color along a path to reflect the amount of buffered video footage. When the command to record the video is received, the video may be generated to include both buffered video footage and the video footage captured after the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adam McCauley, Michael Adkins Knott
  • Patent number: 11303805
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments may comprise: a communication module; an image sensor; a control circuit electrically connected to the image sensor, acquiring a first image and a second image in order by using the image sensor, compressing the first image according to a first compression scheme by using attribute information generated in relation to an operation of compressing an image acquired before acquisition of the first image, compressing the second image according to the first compression scheme by using first attribute information generated in relation to an operation of compressing the first image, and generating second attribute information in relation to an operation of compressing the second image, and a processor electrically connected to the control circuit and the communication module, wherein the processor is configured to: acquire, from the control circuit, the first image compressed by the first compression scheme and the second image compressed by the first compression
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changsu Han, Sungoh Kim, Youngjo Kim, Hyunhee Park, Arang Lee, Hyungju Chun, Jongbum Choi, Hajoong Park, Donghyun Yeom
  • Patent number: 11290741
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing an image encoding technique for reducing the amount of codes, in inter prediction in which motion search is performed by using a block obtained by dividing an input image and a reference image, the motion vector of the block is predicted by selecting from the motion vectors of the surrounding blocks. Further, in the method of calculating a differential vector and then performing encoding, the number or positions of candidate blocks from which a prediction vector is selected are changed block by block or frame by frame and thereby adaptive and efficient video image compression is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Murakami, Toru Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11272115
    Abstract: A multi-camera control apparatus identifies an adjusted camera setting for a first image pickup apparatus to achieve a uniform brightness in a stitched portion of a composite image, the composite image including at least a portion of an image captured by the first image pickup apparatus and at least a portion of an image captured by a second image pickup apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Wakatsuki
  • Patent number: 11272101
    Abstract: A wide-angle camera comprises a spectroscopic module, a first imaging module, and a second imaging module. The spectroscopic module comprises a spectroscopic lens holder, a first optical prism, and a second optical prism. The first optical prism is disposed on a first sidewall of the spectroscopic lens holder. The second optical prism is disposed on a second sidewall of the spectroscopic lens holder. The first sidewall is opposite to the second sidewall. An external light is split into a first light and a second light correspondingly through the first optical prism and the second optical prism. The first imaging module corresponds to the first optical prism and receives the first light for generating a first image. The second imaging module corresponds to the second optical prism and receives the second light for generating a second image. The first image and the second image are synthesized into a wide-angle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU LUXVISIONS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shih-Chieh Yen
  • Patent number: 11256923
    Abstract: Particular embodiments extract features for frames from a video. Then, a sequence of frames is identified based on a pattern analysis of frames based on the features. This pattern may be used to select sentinel features from the sequence of frames. For example, a pattern may include a first sentinel sequence followed by a transitional frame and then a second sentinel sequence. The transitional frame may be a black frame that is used to identify back-to-back sentinel sequences. Then, a sentinel frame that demarks a transition from a first content type to a second content type is identified. For example, the frames on either side of the black frame may be very similar and be identified as sentinel frames that mark a transition from program content to advertisement content. The above process may allow automated detection of sentinel frames that can run without user supervision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Emeott, Renxiang Li
  • Patent number: 11250046
    Abstract: An image viewing method and a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes: detecting whether a viewing instruction of a user for a display identifier on a target position is received, where the display identifier is a display identifier of a target image selected by the user from an image selection interface; displaying the target image corresponding to the display identifier, in a case that the viewing instruction is received; and jumping to a position where the target image is located in the image selection interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanni Zhang
  • Patent number: 11245832
    Abstract: A video recording method is disclosed. The method includes receiving video recording instructions; monitoring an object distance between an object to-be-recorded and a lens of a camera; if the object distance between the object to-be-recorded and the lens is within a first range, controlling a first camera to focus based on the object distance, wherein different object distances within the first range correspond to different focus points; and if the object distance between the object to-be-recorded and the lens is within a second range, controlling a second camera to focus at a hyperfocal length, wherein different object distances within the second range correspond to a same focus point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xing Zhang, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 11233940
    Abstract: This application relates to a photographing method and a terminal. The terminal includes a front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera, and a touch display screen detects that the front-facing camera is enabled; displays a preview image that is captured in selfie mode by using the front-facing camera; detects an enabling command of a user on a photographing shutter, enters a first user interface, and displays, on the first user interface, a first image and a second image that is a mirror of the first image; and in response to a selection of the user for the first image or the second image displayed on the first user interface, displays an image selected from the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolong Li, Gang Wu, Shuang Zhao, Gang He
  • Patent number: 11233950
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an open-close detector configured to detect an open-close state indicating whether an optical path open-close device of a film camera is open or closed, a displacement detector configured to detect a displacement of a movable portion of the film camera interlocked with a movement of an operation portion of the film camera, and control circuitry. In response to a detection result of the displacement detector, the control circuitry selects a measurement mode for measuring an open time during which the optical path open-close device is open, from a plurality of operation modes of the electronic device. In the measurement mode, the control circuitry measures the open time based on the open-close state detected by the open-close detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeda, Kenji Hayasaka, Takamasa Matsumoto, Youhei Niitsuma, Toshihiro Okamoto, Kenta Takahashi, Yuichi Mikuni
  • Patent number: 11233928
    Abstract: An integrated display panel, a display apparatus and an image display method. The integrated display panel includes a display substrate and a plurality of photodiodes located in the display substrate, at least part of the plurality of photodiodes being configured to acquire light signals of a target area and convert the acquired light signals of the target area into electric signals for forming a target area image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Feng, Sha Liu, Qiang Zhang, Zhaokun Yang, Xiao Sun, Yun Qiu
  • Patent number: 11212435
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a distortion correction unit that performs correct distortion processing on a captured image, a SRAM that stores image data after the distortion correction processing, a filter processing unit that receives the image data after the distortion correction processing from the SRAM and that performs smoothing filter processing on the image data after the distortion correction processing, after the image data after the distortion correction processing having a size required for the smoothing filter processing is stored in the SRAM, and an image reduction unit that performs reduction processing on image data after the smoothing filter processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11212434
    Abstract: An image device and an image processing integrated circuit (IC) of the image device are provided. The image device includes a camera module, a display panel, a central processing IC, and an image processing IC. Based on a control of the central processing IC, the image processing IC decides whether to pre-process an output of the camera module and provide a pre-processed result to the central processing IC, or provide the output of the camera module directly to the central processing IC. Based on the control of the central processing IC, the image processing IC decides whether to post-process an output of the central processing IC and provide a post-processed result to the display panel, or provide the output of the central processing IC directly to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Chia Kuo, Chao Yung Liu, Wei-Jen Lo
  • Patent number: 11184520
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for generating audio signals according to visual content. Bokeh refers to a blurring of areas in a photograph or video that are in front of or behind a visual focal plane. Microphones in different positions in the environment of the captured visual content may be mixed according to their positions relative to a visual focal plane of the visual content to generate audio signals. Audio signals may be generated further dependent on a visual effect applied to captured content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miikka Tapani Vilermo, Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi, Antti Johannes Eronen, Mikko Olavi Heikkinen
  • Patent number: 11178406
    Abstract: A video compression apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire video data including a plurality of frames outputted from an imaging element that has a first imaging region to image a subject and a second imaging region to image a subject and for which a first frame rate can be set for the first imaging region and a second frame rate higher than the first frame rate can be set for the second imaging region; and a compression unit configured to compress the video data acquired by the acquisition unit based on the first frame rate and the second frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisaku Komiya, Naoki Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11165953
    Abstract: An image capture device may provide framing recommendations for capture of visual content. Framing recommendation may include information on how one or more subjects are to be positioned with respect to the image capture device. Framing recommendation may guide a user in how the image capture device and/or the subject(s) are to be positioned. Framing recommendation may include suggestions on orientation of the image capture device with respect to the subject(s) to improve composition of the subject(s) within the visual content. The image capture device may provide these aforementioned framing recommendations visually, audibly, and/or through other means. For example, the image capture device may provide framing recommendations in form of visual overlays/directional graphs and/or audible instructions (e.g., directions on subject/image capture device positioning provided through a speaker of the image capture device). Framing recommendation may be static (not changing over time) or dynamic (changing over time).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Leland Thorn, Clark Weber
  • Patent number: 11163899
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a search system to search, for an image to be found, a database according to a search request and based on similarity thereof to a search key image, the database having the image and linkage information registered in association with each other, and transmit the linkage information to a transmitter of the request when the image is found; an acquisition unit to acquire an image captured by a terminal and the request with the captured image as the search key image; a search unit to perform the requested searching and transmit, to the terminal, the linkage information as a result of the searching; and a notification management unit to transfer permission information to a notification unit when the found image is a particular image, the permission information enabling identification of the terminal and indicating that providing a notification to the terminal is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hidenobu Kishi
  • Patent number: 11156902
    Abstract: A method capable of performing an automatic focus function upon a specific movable object in a real-time manner, the method being applicable to a photographic apparatus with the automatic focus function, includes: capturing real-time image within a field of view (FOV) of a lens; comparing images of a plurality of image areas of the real-time image with a feature image of the specific movable object to identify an image area corresponding to the feature image of the specific movable object; and, performing automatic focus on the identified image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Yen-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 11144099
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can present landscape content through a display screen of the computing device, the landscape content being presented in a landscape viewing mode. A rotation of the display screen to transition to a portrait viewing mode can be determined. The landscape content can be scaled based on the rotation of the display screen, wherein the scaled landscape content is presented through the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian McIntyre Silber, Thomas Frederick Dimson, Ryan Keenan Olson
  • Patent number: 11145086
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control method, a control apparatus, and an electronic device. The method is for controlling an electronic device based on scene data collected by an imaging apparatus of the electronic device. The scene data includes a cached main image. The control method includes: processing the scene data to acquire depth information of the cached main image; acquiring a foreground portion of the cached main image based on the depth information; and controlling the electronic device based on the foreground portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianbo Sun
  • Patent number: 11139062
    Abstract: This patent disclosure provides various embodiments of combining multiple modalities of non-text surgical data of different formats, in particular in forms of videos, images, and audios in a meaningful manner so that the combined data from the multiple modalities are compatible with text data. In some embodiments, prior to combining the multiple modalities of surgical data, multiple segmentation engines are used to segment and convert a corresponding modality of surgical data into a corresponding set of metrics and parameters. The multiple sets of metrics and parameters corresponding to the multiple modalities are then combined to generate a combined feature set. The combined feature set can be provided to a data analytics tool for performing comprehensive data analyses on the combined feature set to generate one or more predictions for the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Jagadish Venkataraman, Pablo Garcia Kilroy
  • Patent number: 11140324
    Abstract: A method of displaying a wide-angle image including one or more attention points on a display device, the method being performed by an information processing apparatus including the display device, includes, in response to detecting a predetermined trigger when at least a part of the wide-angle image is displayed as a display region, displaying a region of the wide-angle image in the display region, the region of the wide-angle image including at least one of the one or more attention points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Fujita, Osamu Ogawara, Takayuki Hara
  • Patent number: 11138776
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for image-management operations that includes generating adaptive image armatures based on an alignment between composition lines of a reference armature and a position of an object in an image. In operation, a reference armature for an image is accessed. The reference armature includes a plurality of composition lines that define a frame of reference for image composition. An alignment map is determined using the reference armature. The alignment map includes alignment information that indicates alignment between the composition lines of the reference armature and the position of the object in the image. Based on the alignment map, an adaptive image armature is determined. The adaptive image armature includes a subset of the composition lines of the reference armature. The adaptive image armature is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Radomir Mech, Jose Ignacio Echevarria Vallespi, Jingwan Lu, Jianming Zhang, Jane Little E
  • Patent number: 11134179
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first image sensor, a second image sensor electrically connected to the first image sensor, and a processor operatively connected to the first image sensor and the second image sensor. The processor may be configured to generate first image data using the first image sensor and generate second image data using the second image sensor based on a synchronizing signal, transmit the second image data generated by the second image sensor to the first image sensor, and control the first image sensor to generate and output image data by processing the first image data and the second image data based on the synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwajoong Jung, Manho Kim, Changhoon Kim, Yonghwan Choi, Kihuk Lee