With Details Of Static Memory For Output Image (e.g., For A Still Camera) Patents (Class 348/231.99)
  • Patent number: 10313619
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus includes an oscillator, a first timing signal generator that generates a first timing signal based on an output signal of the oscillator, a second timing signal generator that generates a second timing signal based on the output signal of the oscillator, a phase difference control unit that is controlled so that a phase difference between the first timing signal and the second timing signal is a predetermined phase difference based on the output signal of the oscillator, a sensor that is driven based on the first timing signal, an image processing unit that generates an image to be displayed based on an output of the sensor, and a display unit that is driven based on the second timing signal and displays an image captured on the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuichi Shiohara
  • Patent number: 10311830
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an operating method for adjusting a brightness level of a touch display device with a touch display panel, including: detecting a touch motion performed on the touch display panel; adjusting the touch display panel to display images with a first brightness level; detecting a distance between a user and the touch display panel; and adjusting the brightness level of the touch display panel to display images based on the distance between the user and the touch display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yifei Zhan, Dayu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10296781
    Abstract: A method for detecting events in a signal received on a detection sensor linked to a processor comprises: given events of nature {Ee}e=1 . . . Ne, a domain of votes D composed of I sub-domains Di={[di, di+1[} with i=1 . . . I and a dictionary of micro-events {mi}i=1 . . . M, initialize to an identical value an array S containing values of scores, S[e][p], where p is a spatial or temporal position index (p?D), detect micro-events mn (n=1 . . . N), located at tn (n=1 . . . N), corresponding to a quantization of a local observation On in the signal, for each micro-event mn located at tn, for each type of event ā€œeā€, for each sub-domain Di update the array S[e][tn+p] by adding a constant value for all locations p?Di, determine a set of events associated with an observation in the signal on the basis of array S, and detect the most probable event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Adrien Chan-Hon-Tong, Laurent Lucat
  • Patent number: 10291847
    Abstract: A portable device and a manipulation method thereof are disclosed in this disclosure. The portable device includes a camera unit, a communication unit, a first switch button and a control module. The communication unit is configured for establishing a connection to a cloud server through a cellular telephony network. The first switch button is disposed on the portable device and configured for sensing a first manipulation input. The control module is coupled with the camera unit and the first switch button. In response to the first manipulation input sensed by the first switch button, the control module being adapted to trigger the camera unit for capturing an image, a streaming video or a video selectively according to a holding duration of the first manipulation input, and to trigger the communication unit for uploading the image, the streaming video or the video onto the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Ssu-Po Chin, Yung-Chao Tseng, Hsin-Ti Chueh
  • Patent number: 10268908
    Abstract: A side safety assistant device for a large vehicle may include: a rear camera module mounted at the rear of at least one side surface of a large vehicle and configured to image an object while facing the front of the large vehicle; a front camera module mounted at the front of at least one side surface of the large vehicle and configured to image an object while facing the rear of the large vehicle; one or more image recognition modules configured to receive an image taken by the rear and front camera modules, extract an object included in the image, determine whether the extracted object is a moving object, determine whether the moving object is located in a preset dangerous zone, and output a collision risk signal; a warning unit configured to output a visual or auditory warning signal; and a control unit configured to operate the warning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PLK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Il Park, Sang Mook Lim, Jin Hyuck Kim
  • Patent number: 10267596
    Abstract: A safety system, including a weapon holster including a transmitter and an external trigger mechanism configured to cause the transmitter to transmit a signal, a camera including a receiver configured to receive the signal from the transmitter and a body camera system including a processor, and a memory, the memory storing instructions to cause the processor to execute when the receiver receives the signal: a flagging module configured to create a starting flag and an ending flag in a video segment recorded by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Roy L. Weekly
  • Patent number: 10262125
    Abstract: A system may include a sensing device and an application device. The sensing device includes an imaging device, an image processing unit that detects a whole or part of a person from an image captured with the imaging device as a sensing target and extracts information on the detected sensing target, and a wireless communication unit that transmits the sensing result including the information extracted by the image processing unit through wireless communication. The application device includes a communication unit that receives the sensing result from the sensing device and an application processing unit that performs processing using information included in the sensing result received by the communication unit. The information transmitted from the sensing device as the sensing result includes neither a person's image nor information that can directly identify an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Manabe, Tatsuya Murakami, Yanping Lu
  • Patent number: 10255813
    Abstract: A moving object collision warning system for a large vehicle may include: a rear camera module mounted on the rear of at least one side of a large vehicle, and configured to take an image of an object while facing the front of the large vehicle; an image receiving unit configured to receive the image taken by the rear camera module; a moving object determination unit configured to recognize the image received by the image receiving unit, extract an object included in the image, and determine whether the extracted object is a moving object, wherein the moving object includes one or more of a bicycle, a two-wheeled vehicle and a pedestrian; a moving object collision possibility determination unit configured to determine whether the moving object determined by the moving object determination unit is located in a preset danger zone, and output a collision risk signal; a warning unit configured to output a visual or audible warning signal to a driver of the large vehicle; and a control unit configured to operate t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PLK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Mook Lim, Jin Hyuck Kim, Kwang Il Park
  • Patent number: 10257337
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate with an external apparatus, and a control unit having a plurality of display modes including a single-display mode of displaying a single content on a single screen of a display unit, and a multi-display mode of displaying a plurality of contents on the single screen of the display unit, wherein, if the communication unit starts communication with the external apparatus in a state where the display mode is the multi-display mode, the control unit displays the plurality of contents on the single screen of the display unit and receives a selection of a transmission target after establishment of the communication with the external apparatus, and wherein, if the communication unit starts the communication with the external apparatus in a state where the display mode is the single-display mode, the control unit does not receive the selection of the transmission target after the establishment of the communication with the external app
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sayaka Harada, Yuji Kawai
  • Patent number: 10250811
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises generating a preview of a scene by a first camera of an apparatus in a first mode, and generating one or more image frames of the scene by at least one second camera of the apparatus in the first mode. The method comprises selecting at least one image frame from the one or more image frames as at least one capture image in a second mode. The apparatus includes at least one processor and at least one memory comprising computer program code, to perform generating the preview of the scene by the first camera in the first mode, generating image frames of the scene by the at least one second camera in the first mode; and selecting the at least one capture image from the image frames in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Tomi Sokeila, Mikko Muukki
  • Patent number: 10247824
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an ultrasound imaging apparatus. The ultrasound imaging apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe for transmitting an ultrasound signal toward an object, receiving an echo ultrasound signal reflected from the object, and transforming the echo ultrasound signal to an electric signal; a beamformer for beamforming and outputting the electric signal; an image reconstruction unit for generating a reconstructed image by applying a Point Spread Function (PSF) to an ultrasonic image corresponding to the output signal; and an image post-processor for performing filtering to emphasize a peak point of the reconstructed image. The use of a filter to emphasize a peak point may facilitate an accurate setting of a phase parameter to be used in estimation of a PSF. Accordingly, an almost ideal PSF may be estimated, image reconstruction is performed using the estimated PSF, and thus a high resolution image may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sungchan Park, Jooyoung Kang, Jungho Kim
  • Patent number: 10247933
    Abstract: For image recording purposes, an object is illuminated at a plurality of illumination angles. A detector captures a plurality of images (41-43) of the object for the plurality of illumination angles. An electronic evaluating device applies an image correction to at least some of the plurality of images (41-43), said image correction comprising a displacement (T1, T2), wherein the displacement (T1, T2) depends on the illumination angle (4) used when recording the respective image (41-43). The corrected images (44-46) may be combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Stoppe, Max Funck, Andrea Berner
  • Patent number: 10244177
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a camera, a display, a processor coupled to the camera and the display, and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the processor when executing instructions stored in the memory is configured to display a preview image obtained from the camera on a first user interface on the display, receive a first input of a user, capture a plurality of images using the camera in response to the first input of the user, for each captured plurality of images, generate data corresponding to a processing of the captured plurality of images, receive a second input of the user during or after the data generation, process at least one of the captured plurality of images based on the generated data in response to the received second input, and display the processed at least one of the captured plurality of images on a second user interface on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wooyong Lee, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10235390
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and device for operating an image database shared by a plurality of users. In an embodiment, each image captured by a user and stored in a shared image database is associating with the geographic coordinates of the location at which the image was captured. A search engine for the image database is configured to accept geographic coordinates as a search criterion for locating at least one captured image stored in the shared image database. The images having location coordinates within a predefined range of geographic coordinates is displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael Jonathan Friedmann
  • Patent number: 10223838
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of a mobile-device control with a plurality of rear-facing fixed-focus image sensors including the step of providing a mobile device. The mobile device comprises an array comprising a plurality of rear-facing fixed-focus image sensors. Each fixed-focus image sensors comprises a different focus range value. The method includes the step of associating each rear-facing fixed-focus image sensors with a command input of the mobile device. The method includes the step of detecting a specified object in a depth of field of a specified rear-facing fixed-focus image sensor of the rear-facing fixed-focus image sensors. The method includes the step of implementing the command input of the mobile device associated with the specified rear-facing fixed-focus image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Derek A. Devries
  • Patent number: 10210728
    Abstract: Embodiments of the application provide a monitoring method, server and system and an image acquisition device capable of obtaining a first distance ratio of the horizontal distances from three WiFi detectors to a target person. The application is also capable of obtaining a second distance ratio of the horizontal distances from the three WiFi detectors to a WiFi terminal based on the signal strength of WiFi signals. The application determines the MAC address of the WiFi terminal of the target person by matching the second distance ratios of various WiFi terminals with the first distance ratio, and monitors the target person according to the MAC address. Thus, the application achieves continuous monitoring of the target person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yiping Diao, Lifeng Yu
  • Patent number: 10205872
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display control unit configured to display a first type of image captured with a first gradation characteristic and a second type of image captured with a second gradation characteristic having a higher gradation quality on a high-luminance side than the first gradation characteristic, and a control unit configured to perform control such that luminance of a display unit is set to second luminance higher than first luminance of a case where the first type of image is displayed, in a case where the second type of image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akio Yoshikawa, Satoshi Ishimaru, Koichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10194287
    Abstract: Provided in the present disclosure are an information transmitting device, an information receiving device, an information transmitting method, and an information receiving method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 10192088
    Abstract: A video signal monitoring device includes a sensor installed in a display device and configured to detect luminance and/or chromaticity in a predetermined region among regions of a video displayed on the display device, a sensing result converting unit configured to convert the detected luminance and/or chromaticity into video identification information for identifying the video, a time measuring unit configured to acquire a clock time or a period of time at or during which the video was displayed, and a sensing result reading unit configured to output the video identification information and the clock time or the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Moriki, Yutaka Arai
  • Patent number: 10194117
    Abstract: A wearable device and corresponding methods and computer-readable media are disclosed, where the method comprises: receiving a first audio signal from an audio communication device; providing first audio based on the first audio signal; capturing second audio, wherein the second audio represents a voice of a wearer of the wearable device; generating a second audio signal, wherein the second audio signal represents the second audio; transmitting the second audio signal to the audio communication device; capturing video; providing a video signal, wherein the video signal represents the video; capturing third audio, wherein the third audio represents ambient sound; generating a third audio signal, wherein the third audio signal represents the third audio; and synchronously encoding, into a single data stream, the first audio signal, the second audio signal, the third audio signal, and the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony M W Bayley, Peter K Reid, Simon Goddard
  • Patent number: 10169900
    Abstract: A digital photo processing method, information processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable medium. New digital photos are arranged in chronological order based on capture times of the new digital photos. A determination is made as to whether a subset of the new digital photos are related to each other based on one or a combination of the capture times of the new digital photos and locations at which the new digital photos were captured. One of a plurality of processing templates is selected based on one or a combination of at least one of the capture times of the subset of the new digital photos and at least one of the locations at which the subset of the new digital photos were captured. The subset of the new digital photos is processed according to the selected one of the plurality of processing templates to generate a single image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Keyi Shen, Yunsheng Wu, Bin Fu, Mengxi Wang, Feng Shi
  • Patent number: 10168544
    Abstract: An optical system driving device includes a movable body that is movable in at least three degrees of freedom, and a light transmissive unit integrally mounted to the movable body. The optical system driving device also includes a driving unit that moves the movable body in at least three degrees of freedom, and a detection unit that detects a position of the movable body in each of at least three degrees of freedom. The detection unit includes a light-emitting unit that emits light toward the light transmissive unit, and an optical detector that receives light emitted from the light-emitting unit and passing through the light transmissive unit and outputs a light-receiving signal based on the received light. The detection unit also detects a position of the movable body in each of at least three degrees of freedom based on the light-receiving signal from the optical detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hironori Honsho
  • Patent number: 10157951
    Abstract: A complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor (CIS) with a simplified stacked structure and improved operation characteristics includes an upper chip, in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a two-dimensional array structure, and a lower chip below the upper chip including a logic region having logic circuits and a memory region having embedded therein magnetic random access memory (MRAM) used as image buffer memory for storing image data processed by the logic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-shik Kim, Gwan-hyeob Koh
  • Patent number: 10148844
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an optical system, an imaging unit that captures a subject image which is input via the optical system and generates an image signal, an image processor that performs predetermined processing on the image signal generated by the imaging unit and generates image data, a display unit that displays an image represented by the image data, and a control unit that controls the image processor and the display unit. The control unit records moving image data and generates, from all or a part of a plurality of frame images composing recorded moving image data, a still image based on user's specifying of an image or an area of the image. The display unit displays one frame image among the plurality of frame images composing the recorded moving image data, as a setting image for the user to specify an image or an area of the image, and adds highlighting to an in-focus portion in the setting image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Okamoto, Tomohiro Oogami, Kohei Fukugawa, Koji Takayama
  • Patent number: 10126975
    Abstract: Methods, computing systems and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include defining multiple storage capabilities for a set of storage resources in multiple storage systems, the storage resources including storage space, and identifying two of the storage systems including one or more storage capabilities required by a first logical volume. A first given identified storage system is configured to store the first logical volume, and a second given identified storage system is configured to store a second logical volume, the second given storage system different from the first given storage system. Upon storing data to the first logical volume, the data can be mirrored to the second logical volume. In some embodiments, a software defined storage system can be configured including defined services, wherein the first given storage system includes a first given service, and wherein the second given storage system includes a second given service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miron Aloni, Ohad Atia, Amalia Avraham, Shay Berman, Ran Harel, Erez A. Theodorou
  • Patent number: 10122984
    Abstract: A pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera based video reproducing method and a PTZ camera based video reproducing apparatus are disclosed. The present disclosure in some embodiments provides PTZ camera based video reproducing method and apparatus that recognize, from a plurality of preset videos captured by a PTZ camera, the preset videos from the same imaged location, select the recognized preset videos, and reproduce the video images of choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gwang-gook Lee
  • Patent number: 10110869
    Abstract: A color preview image is generated, preferably in real-time, for a plenoptic imaging system. The raw plenoptic image has a structure containing superpixels and also contains different color channels. For a principal color channel, a center view is generated by determining the pixel value for a center view of the superpixel, i.e. at the centroid of the superpixel. For each of the other color channels, the ratio of that color channel to the principal color channel is calculated for each superpixel. A center view for each non-principal color channel is determined by multiplying the color ratios times the pixel values for the principal color center view. These center views for the principal and non-principal color channels are combined into a color preview image. The calculations preferably can be performed in real-time at video rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, LTD.
    Inventor: Aashish Kumar
  • Patent number: 10104171
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture comprising processor-readable storage media are provided for implementing server architectures having dedicated systems for processing infrastructure-related workloads. For example, a computing system includes a server node. The server node includes a first processor, a second processor, and a shared memory system. The first processor is configured to execute data computing functions of an application. The second processor is configured to execute input/output (I/O) functions for the application in parallel with the data computing functions of the application executed by the first processor. The shared memory system is configured to enable exchange of messages and data between the first and second processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Dragan Savic, Michael Robillard, Adrian Michaud
  • Patent number: 10097829
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and method for block-based compression of digital content are disclosed herein. The method comprises quantization, by an encoder, of each block of a plurality of blocks of a digital content based on a computed quantization value. A differential pulse code modulation (DPCM) is computed, by the encoder, to generate quantized residuals of the quantized plurality of blocks. Entropy coding on each of the quantized plurality of blocks is performed by the encoder based on the generated quantized residuals. A compressed bitstream of the digital content is generated by the encoder. The compressed bitstream that comprises depth-first refinement of the entropy-coded quantized plurality of blocks, is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ramin Eslami
  • Patent number: 10096339
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display unit, adapted to playback a sequence of images, comprises: a detection configured to detect an attitude of the display apparatus or the display unit; a control unit configured to control the display unit to pause playback of the sequence of images, if the detected attitude of the display apparatus is not substantially aligned with the orientation of an image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hosoe
  • Patent number: 10068533
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a transmissive liquid crystal display device in which power consumption is reduced and deterioration in display quality is suppressed. As a backlight, a surface-emission light source is employed. The light source is a light source which performs surface light emission, so that the light emission area is large. Accordingly, the backlight can effectively radiate heat. Thus, even in the case where an image signal is not input to a pixel for a long period, the pixel can hold the image signal. In other words, both a reduction in power consumption and a suppression of deterioration in display quality can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 10063780
    Abstract: An electronic imaging system for capturing and displaying the images in real time is disclosed, which includes a controller, a display device and a left to right mirror module. The controller has a camera lens and a transmission unit. The camera lens can capture the image signals. The transmission unit transmits the captured image signals. The display device has a receiving unit and a display unit. The receiving unit receives the image signal from the transmission unit of the controller, and the display unit displays the images received in real time. The left to right mirror module is used to mirror the image signal, which is then displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Shan-Le Shih
  • Patent number: 10063739
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises: a printing section that prints out print data onto a medium; an imaging section that captures an image of a print result on the medium; and an error notification section that performs error notification in a case of occurrence of an error during the printing of the print data. The error notification section judges whether to issue an error notice or not. In a case of an affirmative judgment to issue the error notice, the error notification section acquires a print image showing the print result by using the imaging section and transmits the acquired print image together with the error notice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Nagahara
  • Patent number: 10063791
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for displaying an image on a display of an electronic device, wherein the image is one selected image of a burst of images. The method comprises the steps of capturing a burst of images, comprising at least three images, defining a main image by selecting one image of the captured burst of images, defining the at least one images obtained before the selected main image as pre-images, displaying the defined pre-images and the selected main image in sequence on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Fredrik Johansson
  • Patent number: 10057563
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an image pick-up apparatus including an optical unit configured to output optical information acquired from a lens having a fixed focal distance, an image sensor unit configured to convert the optical information into electrical signals and including a plurality of phase difference detection pixels, an image information processing unit configured to generate interest image information by processing the electrical signals converted by the image sensor unit, a memory unit configured to store depth values matched with reference image information, a calculation unit configured to extract the depth value matched with the reference image information corresponding to the interest image information, and an image information output unit configured to output the depth value extracted by the calculation unit and, thus, depth information may be easily acquired using only one image pick-up apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Sung Seo, Young Woon Kim, Young Seop Moon, Yu Kyeong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10049700
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display unit, adapted to playback a sequence of images, comprises: a detection configured to detect an attitude of the display apparatus or the display unit; a control unit configured to control the display unit to pause playback of the sequence of images, if the detected attitude of the display apparatus is not substantially aligned with the orientation of an image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hosoe
  • Patent number: 10051171
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of operating a wearable life logging device (2) comprising a data processing unit (9), a camera unit (7), and at least one motion sensor (4, 5). The method comprises selectively operating the device in a take photo state (200), wherein a photo is captured by means of the camera unit (7), and selectively operating the device in a sleep state (300), wherein the camera unit (7) is in a low power mode. The method further comprises causing the device to transition (120, 330, 430) to the take photo state (200) in response to a signal from the motion sensor (4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Third Dot AB
    Inventors: Martin Kallstrom, Eric Hampusgard, Linus Pizunski, Simon Pantzare, Bjorn Wesen
  • Patent number: 10050199
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus, including: a first electrode disposed on the substrate; a pixel defining layer covering an edge of the first electrode; a residual layer disposed on the first electrode and the pixel defining layer, the residual layer comprising a fluoropolymer; a first organic functional layer comprising a first light emitting layer disposed on the residual layer on the first electrode; and a second electrode disposed on the first organic functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Younggil Kwon
  • Patent number: 10038835
    Abstract: An image pickup device includes an optical system, an imaging element, an image processor, an input unit, and a controller. The optical system includes a focus lens. The imaging element generates an image signal from optical information that is input via the optical system. The image processor performs a predetermined process on the image signal generated by the imaging element, and then generates moving picture data including a plurality of frame images. The input unit receives input of a designated region on an image made by a user. The controller causes the image processor to generate the moving picture data while moving a focus position of the optical system, and then extracts a still picture that is in focus on the designated region from among the plurality of frame images included in the moving picture data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10021302
    Abstract: Disclosed are a video recording method and device. The method includes: based on a video recording start command of a user and an interval preset by the user, the following operations are repetitively performed: capturing image data at intervals and performing an encoding processing on the image data captured at intervals; and based on a video recording end command of the user, using the image data obtained after encoding processing to generate a video file in accordance with a video file format set by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nubia Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Linwen Liu, Lei Miao
  • Patent number: 10013578
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for secure processing. The method includes detecting communication among secure and non-secure data entities, prohibiting execution of non-secure executable instructions on secure data entities unless the non-secure executable instructions are recorded in a permitted instruction record, and prohibiting execution of non-secure executable instructions if the non-secure executable instructions are recorded in a prohibited instruction record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Sleiman Itani
  • Patent number: 10003814
    Abstract: An image processor includes a receiving unit, an information analyzer and an adjusting circuit. The receiving unit is arranged for receiving image/video data and corresponding metadata, the information analyzer is arranged for analyzing the metadata of the image/video data to generate at least one analyzing result for indicating a strength of an image/video quality enhancement, and the adjusting circuit is arranged for adjusting an image/video quality according to the analyzing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Mao Lin, Te-Hao Chang, Ying-Jui Chen
  • Patent number: 9992246
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for instantly posting images or video clips to social media websites during recording of video content are provided. A video capture device is provided for recording video content. A social media integration application is associated with the video capture device. The selection of a still image or video clip during recording of video content is enabled via a one-touch process. The selected still image or video clip is then processed by the social media integration application such that the still image or video clip is at least one of directly forwarded to and posted on one or more pre-selected social media websites via a network or forwarded to and posted on the one or more pre-selected social media websites via a web browser interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TVU Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Shen, Matthew Richard McEwen, Shiwen Yao
  • Patent number: 9984486
    Abstract: A method of voice information augmentation including displaying a picture and identifying an object to be augmented in the picture. The method also includes receiving the voice information and establishing a mapping relationship between the voice information and the object to be augmented. The method accurately represents the content of the picture by augmenting the different objects in the picture with the different voice information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Maochang Dang
  • Patent number: 9978121
    Abstract: A method for sharpening of an image. The method combines edge sharpening and noise reduction on image and video data to eliminated artifacts, thereby creating natural looking output images and video without increased noise. The algorithm uses one dimensional look-up tables not requiring complex spatial frequency processing of input image and video data. The look-up tables reduce differences for small input differences which are likely noise, increase differences for mid-level input differences to increase edge slope and sharpness, and maintain high-level input differences to maintain sharp edges without noise increase on those edges that are already sharp. A device for sharpening an image is also disclosed, comprising of a processor in communication with a non-transitory computer readable medium storing the sharpening algorithm communicable to and executable by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Razzor Technologies
    Inventor: Mohammad Usman
  • Patent number: 9973616
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a control unit. Also, an imaging device and an information processing device with a cellular phone function include a fixed state in which the devices are fixed to each other, and a separated state in which the devices are separated from each other. Fixation/separation information indicates the fixed state or the separated state. The control unit performs, for the imaging device or the information processing device, different state controls in accordance with the fixation/separation information and an operation state of the cellular phone function. For example, user-friendliness of both the cellular phone function of the information processing device and an imaging function of the imaging device improves by performing different state controls at the time of reception of an incoming call, an incoming call responding state, and an incoming call response end in accordance with the fixed state or the separated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryogo Ito, Yoko Fukata, Keiji Okamoto, Kazuma Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 9967487
    Abstract: Embodiments may be implemented by a computing device, such as a head-mountable display or mobile phone, in order to pre-emptively warm up the device's camera, when it is probable that a user will be taking a photo. An illustrative method involves a computing device (a) receiving sensor data from one or more sensors associated with the computing device, wherein the computing device comprises an image-capture device, (b) analyzing the sensor data to detect at least one pre-image-capture signal, wherein the at least one pre-image-capture signal indicates a subsequent image-capture signal is likely to be received, and (c) in response to detecting the at least one pre-image-capture signal, causing the computing device to initiate an image-capture preparation process that prepares the image-capture device to capture an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Max Benjamin Braun, Peter Malkin, Sergey Brin
  • Patent number: 9955064
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display unit; a camera configured to capture an image; and a controller configured to control the camera to capture a plurality of images in response to an image capture request, and generate an image including a focused particular graphic object and at least some out of focus portions excluding the focused particular graphic object by combining at least two of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiyoun Choi, Eunji Shim
  • Patent number: 9934222
    Abstract: The technology relates to selecting and displaying images captured at different points in time. As an example, a user of a computing device may view a first street level image as viewed from a particular location and oriented in a particular direction. The user may select other time periods for which similar images are available. Upon selecting a particular time period, a second street level image may be displayed concurrently with the first street level image, wherein the second street level image was captured on or around the selected time period. If the user changes the perspective of the first image an automatic change in perspective of the second image may occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Su Chuin Leong, Daniel Caleb Gordon, Jonathan Siegel, Andrew Vytas Kisielius, Aaron Michael Donsbach
  • Patent number: 9917972
    Abstract: An image processor executing a predetermined image process on an input image including a plurality of pixels to generate an output image includes an image-processing unit reading the input image required for generating the output image into an internal storing circuit as a reference image to execute an image process, a storing capacity determination unit determining whether or not a data size of the reference image is within a storing capacity range of the internal storing circuit, and a reference image division unit dividing the data size of the reference image when the data size of the reference image exceeds a storing capacity of the internal storing circuit by the storing capacity determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeo Mizutani