Camera And Video Special Effects (e.g., Subtitling, Fading, Or Merging) Patents (Class 348/239)
  • Patent number: 11403876
    Abstract: This application relates to an image processing method and apparatus, a facial recognition method and apparatus, a computer device, and a readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Ying Tai, Yun Cao, Shouhong Ding, Shaoxin Li, Chengjie Wang, Jilin Li
  • Patent number: 11403798
    Abstract: Efficiency of work for laying out an object extracted from an image on another image is improved, and a burden on a user who performs the work is reduced. In S6, a second image attribute information extraction unit 15 extracts attribute information of a second image. In S7, a layout determination unit 16 determines a combining position of the object in the second image based on object attribute information, object surrounding attribute information, and second image attribute information. In S8, a correction unit 17 corrects at least one of the extracted object or the second image based on the object attribute information, the object surrounding attribute information, and the second image attribute information. In S9, the combining unit 18 creates a composite image obtained by combining the object (corrected object in a case where correction on object is performed) at a combining position of the second image (corrected second image in a case where correction on second image is performed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Itagaki, Takatoshi Karino, Makoto Ozeki, Shinji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11393200
    Abstract: A camera captures video imagery depicting a digitally-watermarked object. A reference signal in the watermark is used to discern the pose of the object relative to the camera, and this pose is used in affine-transforming and positioning a graphic on the imagery as an augmented reality overlay. Feature points are also discerned from the captured imagery, or recalled from a database indexed by the watermark. As the camera moves relative to the object, the augmented reality overlay tracks the changing object depiction, using these feature points. When feature point-based tracking fails, the watermark is again processed to determine pose, and the overlay presentation is updated accordingly. In another arrangement, feature points are extracted from images of supermarket objects captured by multiple users, and are compiled in a database in association with watermark data identifying the objects—serving as a crowd-sourced repository of feature point data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Emma C. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 11394881
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a positional shift amount of each of a plurality of images; select a composite target image from the plurality of images based on the detected positional shift amount; and obtain a composite image based on the positional shift amount and the selected composite target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Uehara, Masakazu Terauchi, Masashi Miyata, Hiroshi Kano, Akira Nakano, Takeyoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11388326
    Abstract: One example method may include receiving a content capture action initiated from a mobile device, determining whether content capture devices are proximate to the mobile device, capturing content associated with a location of the mobile device based on one or more mobile device profile preferences, and responsive to capturing the content, updating a mobile device profile status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Justin Dion Cowell
  • Patent number: 11386870
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including an output control unit that controls output of an image performed by a display unit, the output control unit selecting an output image to be output by the display unit from among a plurality of candidate images based on calculated visibility of the candidate image. In addition, provided is an information processing method including causing a processor to control output of an image performed by a display unit, the control further including selecting an output image to be output by the display unit from among a plurality of candidate images based on the calculated visibility of the candidate image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ayumi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11360555
    Abstract: A computing device having a front-facing camera applies facial landmark detection and identifies eye regions in the digital image responsive to the front-facing camera capturing a digital image of an individual. For at least one of the eye regions, the computing device is further configured to extract attributes of the eye region, determine an eye gaze score based on the extracted attributes, generate a modified eye region based on the eye gaze score, and output a modified digital image with the modified eye region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CYBERLINK CORP.
    Inventors: SiPin Weng, Sheng-Xiang Chen, Chung Ren Yan
  • Patent number: 11356611
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus comprising an image sensor is disclosed. When an instruction to shoot a still image has been detected when executing a live view display, the image capture apparatus shoots the still image preferentially, while repeatedly displaying a same image during a period in which the live view display cannot be updated. The image capture apparatus reduces a luminance and/or changes a tone of the image that is repeatedly displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Ohwa, Kazunori Takayama, Minoru Sakaida, Yuji Omori, Takumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11330140
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, comprises a recording control unit configured to perform control to, when extracting a frame from a RAW file in which RAW data of a plurality of frames is recorded and recording the extracted frame as a RAW still image file, record RAW data of the extracted frame and information indicating that predetermined image processing has been applied to the RAW data into the RAW still image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuma Mikawa
  • Patent number: 11323613
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of obtaining a composite image having a sufficient desired effect without considering the required number of pickup images by a user. An obtaining unit obtains an image pickup condition of an object. A determination unit determines a termination condition according to the image pickup condition. An image pickup unit picks up an image of the object. An image composition unit generates a composite image of a series of every image of the object picked up by the image pickup unit whenever any image of the object is picked up by the image pickup unit. A feature-amount calculation unit calculates a feature amount of the composite image whenever the composite image concerned is generated. An output unit outputs the composite image as a final composite image of which the feature amount calculated by the feature-amount calculation unit satisfies the termination condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 11320817
    Abstract: A method for adjusting image exposure includes, while continuously tracking one or more targets using an imaging device mounted on a movable object, receiving a user indication of a target for imaging, determining a first representation of the target, capturing a first image that includes the first representation of the target, determining an exposure parameter for the imaging device using data in the first image that corresponds to the first representation of the target, determining a second representation of the target, capturing a second image including the second representation of the target, and adjusting the exposure parameter for the imaging device using data in the second image that corresponds to the second representation of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ye Tao, Cong Zhao, Xuyang Feng, Ruochen Tang
  • Patent number: 11317150
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method includes determining that an image is to be blurred. The image has multiple pixels arranged along horizontal and/or vertical axes. The method next includes identifying a boundary size for a sliding window within which pixel values are to be sampled from the image and sampling, from pixels that lie on an axis that is diagonal relative to the horizontal/vertical axis of the image, various pixel values from within the boundary of the sliding window. The pixels sampled along the diagonal angle within the sliding window are selected according to a specified noise pattern. The method further includes performing an initial convolution pass on the pixels surrounding the sampled pixels to blur at least some of the pixels surrounding the sampled pixels, and then presenting the blurred image. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventor: Juha Turunen
  • Patent number: 11317021
    Abstract: A display device and a control circuit thereof are provided. The display device includes: a display panel that is foldable and a housing that is foldable and used for supporting the display panel. The display panel has a folding axis and is divided into a first display area and a second display area along the folding axis; the first display area and the second display area partially overlap in a case where the display panel is in a folded state along the folding axis, and the second display area comprises a non-overlapping portion that does not overlap the first display area; and a component is provided at a position of the housing supporting the non-overlapping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenbo Wang, Pao Ming Tsai
  • Patent number: 11310443
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a video processing method and apparatus, and a storage medium. The method is applied to a terminal and includes: a background frame for a time static special effect is determined from video frames in a video to be processed; for each of the video frames in the video, an image area, where a target object is located is acquired from the respective video frame and the image area is fused into the background frame to generate a special effect frame with the time static special effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Pinecone Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Binglin Chang, Kailun Ma, Zhenghui Shi, Qingmin Wang
  • Patent number: 11310446
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an optical system, a plurality of imaging elements, an imaging unit, a comparison unit, and a correction unit. The optical system is configured to disperse light of a subject image. The imaging elements are configured to capture subject images dispersed by the optical system using a rolling shutter method. The imaging unit is configured to shift a slit range, which is between a front curtain and a rear curtain of the rolling shutter method, by at least one line in a sub-scanning direction between the plurality of imaging elements. The comparison unit is configured to calculate a level difference in units of lines between image signals output by the plurality of imaging elements by comparing signal levels of the image signals, and the correction unit configured to correct influence of a flash band on the image signals on the basis of the level difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventor: Takuhiro Shibuya
  • Patent number: 11310431
    Abstract: In an image pickup apparatus that can change an in-focus range by driving an aperture stop and changing a tilt angle, the in-focus range can be easily changed. A control apparatus of an image pickup apparatus includes a tilt changing unit that changes a tilt angle that is a relative angle between a lens and an image pickup element and an aperture driving unit that drives an aperture stop. The control apparatus comprises a request unit configured to request the image pickup apparatus to provide any one of at least the tilt angle, an aperture value, and a focus position; and a display controller configured to display an in-focus range of the image pickup apparatus on a display unit, wherein the display controller changes a content to be displayed on the display unit based on the information acquired by the request unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsuto Sugaya
  • Patent number: 11303823
    Abstract: A camera array for a mediated-reality system includes a plurality of hexagonal cells arranged in a honeycomb pattern in which a pair of inner cells include respective edges adjacent to each other and a pair of outer cells are separated from each other by the inner cells. A plurality of cameras are mounted within each of the plurality of hexagonal cells. The plurality of cameras include at least one camera of a first type and at least one camera of a second type. The camera of the first type may have a longer focal length than the camera of the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Proprio, Inc.
    Inventors: James Andrew Youngquist, David Julio Colmenares, Adam Gabriel Jones
  • Patent number: 11297243
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed that includes a display; a camera module; a communication module; and a processor. The processor can be set to use the communication module to obtain, from an external device, a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of contents and data relating to at least part of the plurality of contents, and display, through the display, an image obtained using the camera module; display at least part of the plurality of images on a designated area on the display while displaying the image obtained using the camera module; and when an input associated with a first image from among the at least part of the plurality of images, use the data to display a graphic image on an area corresponding to a selected object included in the image obtained using the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Woo-Yong Lee, Jun-Young Park, Seong-Hun Cho, Ki-Huk Lee
  • Patent number: 11288773
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a multi-resolution image. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of obtaining an image, sectioning the image into unscaled sections and sections to downscale, generating downscaled sections from the sections to downscale, providing the unscaled sections and the downscaled sections to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Yang Yang Zheng
  • Patent number: 11272124
    Abstract: A device includes an acquiring unit acquiring a plurality of images including a first image, a second image, and a third image; a region detecting unit comparing pixel values of the first image and the third image to detect a moving object region; and a compositing unit generating a composite image by synthesizing a target image selected from a plurality of images and the second image wherein the compositing unit performs a ghost removing process for pixels of the target image corresponding to the moving object region and pixels of the second image corresponding to the moving object region to bring the pixel values of one of these images closer to the pixel values of the other image, and synthesizes the target image and the second image after the ghost removing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11257523
    Abstract: A video production method and apparatus, a storage medium, and a computer device are disclosed. The method includes: receiving a follow-shot instruction in a case that reference video content is played on a video play interface, the follow-shot instruction including a reference video identifier; displaying a first video display region and a second video display region on a terminal screen; playing the reference video content in the first video display region, and recording displayed real-time video content in the second video display region; and generating a target video based on the recorded real-time video content and the reference video content. The first video display region and the second video display region are displayed on the terminal screen, the reference video content is played in the first video display region, and the displayed real-time video content is recorded in the second video display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ling Rui Cui, Hao Zhang, Yi Ting Zhou, Nan Liu, Fengkai Wu, Hui Fu Jiang, Sheng Fei Xia, Rong Li, Xin Wan Wu, Xu Bin Lu, Yi Fan Guo, Ran Zhang, Jinqian Li, Yi Xu
  • Patent number: 11250869
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device performing an audio zoom based on speaker detection using lip reading and a method for controlling the electronic device. According to an embodiment, the electronic device detects a direction of a sound source while recording a video and determines a speaker's direction via facial recognition and mouth shape recognition in the sound source direction. Microphone beamforming may be performed based on the speaker's direction. Thus, the accuracy of audio zoom may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jichan Maeng, Jonghoon Chae
  • Patent number: 11250570
    Abstract: A state of a display rack is evaluated accurately. An image processing device includes a detection unit configured to detect a change area related to a display rack from a captured image in which an image of the display rack is captured, a classification unit configured to classify a change related to the display rack in the change area, and an evaluation unit configured to evaluate a display state of goods, based on a classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyota Higa
  • Patent number: 11240423
    Abstract: A display control apparatus comprising a display control unit configured to perform control to display a display item indicating a degree of focus; a first obtainment unit configured to obtain size information of an image to be recorded; a second obtainment unit configured to obtain a defocus amount for a focus detection region; a determination unit configured to determine the degree of focus based on the defocus amount and the size information of the image to be recorded; and a change unit configured to change a display style of the display item based on the degree of focus determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11222667
    Abstract: A video editing program is taught by machine learning to conform a video sequence to a known style. For example, some famous filmmakers (e.g., Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay) have signature cinematic “takes” that appear in their acclaimed works. Such takes may involve use of subject tracking, placements and movements of people or objects in the scene, and lighting intensities or shadows in the scene. The editing program may be trained to recognize video sequences that can be modified to conform to one or more of such signature styles and to offer the modification to the user at the user's option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Cole Asher Ratias
  • Patent number: 11209260
    Abstract: An optical module 1 includes: a mirror unit 2 including a base 21, a movable mirror 22, and a fixed mirror 16; a beam splitter unit 3 that is disposed on one side of the mirror unit 2 in a Z-axis direction; a light incident unit 4 that causes measurement light L0 to be incident to the beam splitter unit 3; a first light detector 6 that is disposed on the one side of the beam splitter unit 3 in the Z-axis direction, and detects interference light L1 of measurement light which is emitted from the beam splitter unit 3; a support 9 to which the mirror unit 2 is attached; a first support structure 11 that supports the beam splitter unit 3; and a second support structure 12 that is attached to the support 9 and supports the first light detector 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Suzuki, Kyosuke Kotani, Tatsuya Sugimoto, Yutaka Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 11196939
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems that generate a virtual long exposure image from a sequence of short exposure images portraying a moving object. In various embodiments, the image transformation system aligns two digital images in the sequence of short exposure images. The image transformation system can determine a motion vector path for the moving object between the first digital image and the second digital image. The image transformation system can also blend pixels along the motion vector path to generate a blended image representative of the motion of the moving object between the first digital image and the second digital image. The image transformation system can generate additional blended images based on consecutive pairs of images in the sequence of digital images and generates a virtual long exposure image by combining the first blended image with the additional blended images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Yao Hsieh, Sylvain Paris, Seyed Morteza Safdarnejad, Gregg Wilensky
  • Patent number: 11189037
    Abstract: This application discloses a repositioning method performed by an electronic device in a camera pose tracking process, belonging to the field of augmented reality (AR). The method includes: obtaining a current image acquired by the camera after an ith anchor image in a plurality of anchor images; selecting a target keyframe from a keyframe database according to Hash index information in a case that the current image satisfies a repositioning condition; performing second repositioning on the current image relative to the target keyframe; and calculating a camera pose parameter of a camera during acquisition of the current image according to a positioning result of the first repositioning and a positioning result of the second repositioning. In a case that there are different keyframes covering a surrounding area of a camera acquisition scene, it is highly probable that repositioning can succeed, thereby improving the success probability of a repositioning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiangkai Lin, Yonggen Ling, Linchao Bao, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 11184559
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing device and method, an imaging device and a program capable of enhancing convenience in use. The image processing device includes a display controlling section that causes, while taking, as cutout images, regions different from each other in a plurality of images for synthesis whose imaging conditions are different from each other, a boundary line, which relates to a blend process to be performed when a plurality of cutout images is synthesized to generate a recording image, to be displayed and causes the displaying of at least one boundary line from among a plurality of boundary lines to be changed in response to an operation by a user. The present technology can be applied to a digital still camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masato Kamata
  • Patent number: 11182974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of representing a virtual object in a view of a real environment which comprises the steps of providing image information of a first image of at least part of a human face captured by a first camera, providing at least one human face specific characteristic, determining at least part of an image area of the face in the first image as a face region of the first image, determining at least one first light falling on the face according to the face region of the first image and the at least one human face specific characteristic, and blending in the virtual object on a display device in the view of the real environment according to the at least one first light. The invention also relates to a system for representing a virtual object in a view of a real environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Knorr, Peter Meier
  • Patent number: 11183141
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display having transparency; a first detector which, in operation, detects a position indicated by an indicator on the display; a second detector which, in operation, detects position information and an orientation of the display; and a controller which, in operation, displays a virtual image corresponding to the position information and the orientation detected by the second detector on the display and changes a display mode of the virtual image according to the position indicated by the indicator and detected by the first detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 11176755
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to providing an artificial reality environment with augments and surfaces. An “augment” is a virtual container in 3D space that can include presentation data, context, and logic. An artificial reality system can use augments as the fundamental building block for displaying 2D and 3D models in the artificial reality environment. For example, augments can represent people, places, and things in an artificial reality environment and can respond to a context such as a current display mode, time of day, a type of surface the augment is on, a relationship to other augments, etc. Augments can be on a “surface” that has a layout and properties that cause augments on that surface to display in different ways. Augments and other objects (real or virtual) can also interact, where these interactions can be controlled by rules for the objects evaluated based on information from the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: James Tichenor, Arthur Zwiegincew, Hayden Schoen, Alex Marcolina, Gregory Alt, Todd Harris, Merlyn Deng, Barrett Fox, Michal Hlavac
  • Patent number: 11172222
    Abstract: Methods and systems for light field image encoding and decoding are disclosed. According to some embodiments, the method receives scene metadata and input light field images associated with a scene. The method further performs a first encoding operation on the scene metadata and the input light field images to generate reference views and reference disparity information. The method further performs a second encoding operation based on the reference views, the reference disparity information, and synthesized residuals to output encoded light field data, where the encoded light field data comprises encoded reference views, encoded reference disparity information, and encoded synthesized residuals. The method further randomly accesses and selects a group of reference views and corresponding disparity information from the encoded light field data based on one or more selected regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zahir Y. Alpaslan, Hussein S. El-Ghoroury
  • Patent number: 11159714
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device including: an image processing unit; a face recognition processing unit; a storage unit; and a composition processing unit for generating composite data by a composition process so that persons photographed in each of a plurality of image data are included in one image data. The face recognition processing unit recognizes a first person by performing a face recognition process on first image data. When second image data obtained by photographing a second person at the different photographing timing of the first image data, with the same background as the first image data, is recorded in the storage unit, the composition processing unit generates composite data in which the first person and the second person are superimposed on the same background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirabayashi, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11159719
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are achieved in which guide information for enabling a high-quality composite image to be captured is output. Included are a composite image generation unit that performs a process of combining a color image and a black-and-white image captured from different viewpoints, to generate a composite image, and a display information control unit that performs control such that auxiliary information regarding the composite image is displayed on a display unit. In a case where a subject is too close or in a case where a high-quality composite image cannot be generated due to an obstacle, the display information control unit outputs a proximity alert or an obstacle alert as warning information, and also displays a composite image adaptation level. Moreover, a composite image, a color image, and the like are displayed in parallel so that a user can select an image to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goshi Watanabe, Hirotaka Goto
  • Patent number: 11159745
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: a receiving unit configured to receive an input of a plurality of image frames constituting a video from an imaging apparatus; a detection unit configured to detect a feature point included in an image frame to be processed in the plurality of image frames; and an output unit configured to output an output image obtained by superimposing an image frame to be processed of an area detected as a feature point on a background image generated from at least some of a plurality of image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Kawai
  • Patent number: 11153536
    Abstract: An example imaging system includes: a first imaging device oriented towards a central target to capture first video data representing the central target from a first angle of view; a set of further imaging devices oriented towards the central target to capture further video data representing the central target from further angles of view; and a control unit to: control the first imaging device and the set of further imaging devices to synchronously capture the first video data and the further video data; in response to a video request, provide, to a client device, a video stream of the first video data representing the central target from the first angle of view; and in response to an angle-change request, switch the video stream to second video data representing the central target, the second video data selected from the further video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HOPVUE INC.
    Inventors: Edward Gasior, Steven Gasior
  • Patent number: 11141053
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes: a display image selecting portion that selectively outputs one of a surgical image and a gastrointestinal image inputted via an input portion or outputs both of the surgical image and the gastrointestinal image; a combining portion that generates, when both of the surgical image and the gastrointestinal image are outputted by the display image selecting portion, a composite image for performing two-screen display of the surgical image and the gastrointestinal image; and a processor that performs image judgment processing, the processor detecting whether a high-luminance area formed by illumination light radiated at a time of image pickup by the gastrointestinal endoscope exists in the surgical image; and deciding, when detecting that the high-luminance area exists in the surgical image when the surgical image is displayed in one screen, a display method for causing two-screen display based on the composite image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Ida
  • Patent number: 11140249
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmission module, a transmission mechanism, and a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a terminal device, a driving mechanism, a transmission assembly and a mounting seat. The terminal device includes a front face, a rear face and a side peripheral face, and the terminal device defines a mounting groove. The driving mechanism is coupled to the terminal device. The transmission assembly includes a first pushing member and a second pushing member coupled to the first pushing member, and the first pushing member is coupled to the driving mechanism. The mounting seat is coupled to the first pushing member and the second pushing member, and the mounting seat is provided with a camera module. The driving mechanism enables the first pushing member to move from a first position to a third position via a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 11134203
    Abstract: A processing circuitry is configured to generate a first analysis result based on a size of a partial area of a target area when the partial area is captured by only one of a first sensor or a second sensor, based on first image data for the target area captured by the first sensor and second image data for the target area captured by the second sensor, and generate first final image data or second final image data by using the first image data and the second image data, based on the first analysis result. A difference between the first final image data and the second final image data is based on a difference between a first characteristic of the first sensor and a second characteristic of the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Jin Park, Duck-Soo Kim, Dongki Min, Junam Song, Joonhyuk Im
  • Patent number: 11102465
    Abstract: First visual information defining first spherical visual content, second visual information defining second spherical visual content, and/or other information may be obtained. Presentation of the first spherical visual content on a display may be effectuated. A spherical transition between the first spherical visual content and the second spherical visual content may be identified. The spherical transition may define a change in presentation of visual content on the display from the first spherical visual content to the second spherical visual content based on a transitional motion within a spherical space and/or other information. A change in presentation of the first spherical visual content on the display to presentation of the second visual content on the display may be effectuated based on the spherical transition and/or other information. The change may be determined based on the transition motion within the spherical space and/or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrien Fontvielle, Loïc Martin, Antoine Meler
  • Patent number: 11095808
    Abstract: The present disclosure may provide a mobile terminal including a camera unit configured to acquire a plurality of images for which focuses are formed at different regions at the same time, a memory unit configured to store the plurality of images, a display unit configured to display a representative image among the plurality of images, and a controller configured to control the display unit such that the representative image among the plurality of images is converted to another image based on a touch input applied to the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yung Kim, Jungmin Lee, Jeongeun Choi, Hyedeuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11094350
    Abstract: In a recording and reproducing apparatus and a recording and reproducing method for the recording and reproducing apparatus for recording and reproducing image information on a scene obtained through photographing, relative to a predetermined first recording medium and being capable of setting one or more chapters to each scene, a face recognizing process is executed for a photographed image based on the image information, an importance level of each chapter is set in accordance with a result of the face recognizing process for a very important person (VIP) set by a user, and each chapter having a relevant importance level among importance levels of respective chapters is selectively reproduced. A user can therefore find an object chapter and scene quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11095829
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining multiple image frames of a scene using at least one sensor of an electronic device. The multiple image frames include a first image frame and a second image frame having a longer exposure than the first image frame. The method also includes generating a label map that identifies pixels in the multiple image frames that are to be used in an image. The method further includes generating the image of the scene using the pixels extracted from the image frames based on the label map. The label map may include multiple labels, and each label may be associated with at least one corresponding pixel and may include a discrete value that identifies one of the multiple image frames from which the at least one corresponding pixel is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruiwen Zhen, John W. Glotzbach, Hamid R. Sheikh, Ibrahim Pekkucuksen, Zhen Tong, Long N. Le
  • Patent number: 11064133
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining multiple image frames of a scene using at least one sensor of an electronic device. The multiple image frames include a first image frame and a second image frame having a longer exposure than the first image frame. The method also includes generating a label map that identifies pixels in the multiple image frames that are to be used in an image. The method further includes generating the image of the scene using the pixels extracted from the image frames based on the label map. The label map may include multiple labels, and each label may be associated with at least one corresponding pixel and may include a discrete value that identifies one of the multiple image frames from which the at least one corresponding pixel is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruiwen Zhen, John W. Glotzbach, Hamid R. Sheikh, Ibrahim Pekkucuksen, Zhen Tong, Long N. Le
  • Patent number: 11063846
    Abstract: A method and waveform handling apparatus for capturing and storing data waveforms and metadata for analysis. The method includes receiving waveform data and metadata, the waveform data corresponding to a demodulated data burst, creating a waveform data record from the received waveform data, associating the waveform data with corresponding metadata, and creating a metadata record from the corresponding metadata. The method allows the waveform data in the waveform data record to be stored in a first data repository and the corresponding metadata in the metadata record to be stored in a second data repository, the waveform data and the corresponding metadata accessible for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Sinibaldi
  • Patent number: 11055876
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining imaging location information and a device for performing same. A method for generating imaging position information may comprise the steps in which: a service server receives information on a plurality of frames from an image processing device; the service server determines each of a plurality of pieces of imaging location information on each of the plurality of frames; and the service server generates an image to be provided to user by post-processing the plurality of frames on the basis of the plurality of pieces of imaging location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LINKFLOW CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yongkuk Kim, Sungrae Cho, Yongjin Kim, Junse Kim
  • Patent number: 11054977
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions. A home screen is displayed on a screen of the electronic device. In response to receiving a first user interaction for a first application of the electronic device, the first application is executed in the electronic device. A first user interface of the first application is displayed by superimposing the home screen on the first user interface, and the first user interface is visible through the home screen on the screen of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianbing Sun
  • Patent number: 11042746
    Abstract: In an approach for presenting information on an object to be observed, a processor obtains information from a sensor about an object. A processor predicts a time period in which the object is expected to be at a location and in a state, based on historical data, obtained from the sensor, associated with the object. A processor determines whether the object is at the location and in the state within the time period. A processor presents information to a user, wherein the information is about the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: international Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11044410
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an imaging control method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a readable storage medium. The imaging device includes a pixel unit array composed of a plurality of photosensitive pixel units, and the method includes: determining whether a shooting scene of the image device is a dim environment; determining an exposure ratio of a long exposure pixel to a short exposure pixel of the imaging device when the shooting scene is the dim environment; determining that the shooting scene is with a high dynamic range, when the exposure ratio is greater than a first exposure ratio threshold; controlling a pixel unit array of the imaging device to expose for a plurality of times with at least two exposure durations, to generate a plurality of first images; and composting the plurality of first images to generate a composited image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiewen Huang