Zoom Patents (Class 348/240.99)
  • Patent number: 11373400
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying information in augmented reality are described. In one embodiment, a system comprises a camera, a memory, a display, and a processor configured to (a) detect a first prescription drug in a field of view of a camera by detecting a glyph printed on a label on a container of the first prescription drug, (b) determine a first identifier associated with the first prescription drug using optical character recognition, (c) determine whether a user has access to additional data about the first prescription drug, (d) request the additional data about the first prescription drug from a database, and (e) display the additional data in augmented reality adjacent to the first prescription drug on the display such that the additional data moves when the field of view of the camera changes such that the additional data remains displayed adjacent to the first prescription drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt D. McDole, Sivaram Adhiappan, Robert K. Gaddy, Carlos G. Ruiz, Murat Sanli
  • Patent number: 11323620
    Abstract: A method for power consumption optimization in a wearable camera comprises: monitoring a bitrate of a video stream captured by the wearable camera. Upon the bitrate being above a first bitrate threshold, activating a movement sensor of the wearable camera. Upon activation of the movement sensor, analyzing whether activation of the movement sensor is beneficial for reducing the bitrate. In case activation of the movement sensor is beneficial for reducing the bitrate, keeping the movement sensor active and performing image stabilization based on movement data from the movement sensor, otherwise, deactivating the movement sensor. Also, a wearable camera is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Song Yuan
  • Patent number: 11310416
    Abstract: There is provided a control device that controls a moving apparatus to which an image capturing apparatus including a zoom lens is mounted, the device comprising: an obtaining unit configured to obtain lens information including information pertaining to a zoom position of the zoom lens; and a control unit configured to control movement of the moving apparatus based on the lens information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Morita
  • Patent number: 11303865
    Abstract: A projection device and an auto-focus method thereof are provided. The projection device includes a storage device, an image determining circuit, and an auto-focus circuit. The storage device is configured to temporarily store at least two image signals of image data in different time sequences. The image determining circuit is electrically connected to the storage device and is configured to access the image signals to determine whether a target image signal of the image signals meets an auto-focus condition, wherein the auto-focus condition includes the image determining circuit comparing the image signals to determine whether the target image signal is a static image, so as to correspondingly output a focusing signal. The auto-focus circuit is electrically connected to the image determining circuit and is configured to perform, according to the focusing signal, an auto-focus operation on an image projected by the projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Hung-Ru Lin
  • Patent number: 11252332
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a camera unit including an imaging sensor that captures an image; a display that displays an image; and a processor that: clips an image region having a size corresponding to a photography zoom power from an image captured by the camera unit; adjusts a clipping position at a time of clipping the image region from the image; and controls the display to display the clipped image region on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Kosaka
  • Patent number: 11245830
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes an image capture device, a driving device configured to drive to change an orientation of the image capture device; an input device configured to receive input of voice, and a controller configured to, if the input voice is an instruction to shoot an image, perform control of stopping the driving device and causing the image capture device to capture an image at a stopping position, and also of moving the orientation of the image capture device from the stopping position by a predetermined amount in positive and negative directions in the drive direction and causing the image capture device to capture images at the position after being moved in the positive direction and the position after being moved in the negative direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Ito
  • Patent number: 11224330
    Abstract: A medical imaging device including at least two cameras. The medical imaging device includes an elongated and narrow distal tip connected to a rigid elongated shaft member, wherein the distal tip includes a front camera and a first side camera. The cameras of the disclosed medical imaging device can be configured to provide variable cameras' magnifications, which in some cases may vary from one camera to another. The cameras of the medical imaging device may be provided with dissimilarity in the cameras' magnification factors. Such dissimilarities are used to show the same object in the same size in a panoramic image captured simultaneously by the multiple cameras, as the multiple cameras have multiple distances to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SURGICAL LTD 270.
    Inventors: Avraham Levy, Moshe Levi, Victor Levin, Golan Salman, Amram Aizenfeld, Leonid Krivopisk
  • Patent number: 11206352
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for image or video shooting. The method is applied to a terminal that includes a first camera, a second camera, and a third camera. The second camera is a black-and-white camera, and the first camera, the second camera, and the third camera are cameras using prime lenses. The third camera is a color camera using a tele-photo lens. The method includes determining at least one camera from the first camera, the second camera, and the third camera based on a target zoom ratio as a target camera. The method further includes capturing, by using the target camera, at least one image that includes a target scene. The method further includes obtaining an output image of the target scene based on the at least one image that includes the target scene. According to the present disclosure, an approximately 5× lossless zoom effect is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yinting Wang, Xi Zhang, Yifan Zhang, Jinwei Chen, Haidong Gao, Changqi Hu, Ruihua Li
  • Patent number: 11206356
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first capturing unit configured to obtain a first image; and a second capturing unit configured to obtain a second image having a wider angle of view than an angle of view of the first image. The apparatus controls each of a first display device corresponding to one eye of a user and a second display device corresponding to the other eye of the user to display an image based on the first image or the second image. In a case where no subject exists in the first image, the apparatus causes at least one of the first display device and the second display device to display the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Suzuki, Takashi Ichimiya, Kouji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11206355
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus adjusts a band of a filter that extracts a high-frequency component from frequency characteristics of an image according to a change in imaging setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mitani, Masafumi Wakazono, Tomoki Numata
  • Patent number: 11206363
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a camera module, a memory, a gyro sensor, and a processor. The housing may include a front plate, a rear plate, and a lateral member surrounding a space between the front plate and the rear plate. The camera module may include a first camera disposed in the space and performing shooting based on a first direction, a second camera disposed in the space and performing shooting based on a second direction, and an image signal processor for correcting images. The processor may be configured to control at least one of the first camera or the second camera to capture images, to identify a camera switching command while capturing the images, to acquire gyro motion information through the gyro sensor in response to the camera switching command, and to control the image signal processor to correct the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonseok Song, Bohee Lee, Sehyun Lee, Junghwan Jo
  • Patent number: 11197091
    Abstract: A sound pickup method includes splitting a sound pickup signal of a microphone of which sound pickup in a predetermined range is blocked by an acoustic obstacle, into a plurality of sound pickup signals and subjecting at least one sound pickup signal among the plurality of sound pickup signals to band limitation processing, and comparing characteristic amounts of the plurality of sound pickup signals including the sound pickup signal after being subjected to the band limitation processing and controlling a gain of the microphone in accordance with a result of comparing the characteristic amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Ukai
  • Patent number: 11115600
    Abstract: An image processing device receives image data from an image frame captured by an image sensor of an image capture device. The image processing device moves a lens of the image capture device while still receiving the image data from the image frame, for instance as part of an autofocus operation. The image processing device determines multiple positions of the lens from the beginning of the movement to the end of the movement based on a lens position sensor, based on differences between the image frame and other consecutive image frames, or based on interpolation. The image processing device performs field of view compensation on the image data by cropping one or more rows of the image data based on the positions of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Chun Feng, Hui Shan Kao, Jian-Jia Su
  • Patent number: 11095812
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention discloses an image processing method, an apparatus, and a device. The method is applied to a terminal having two specially manufactured cameras. A first sub-image that is of a to-be-photographed object and that is photographed by a first camera is obtained, where a corresponding field-of-view range is [0, ?1]; a second sub-image that is of the to-be-photographed object and that is photographed by a second camera is obtained, where a corresponding field-of-view range is [?2, ?3], and quality of the first sub-image and the second sub-image satisfies a definition requirement of an extra-large aperture; and the first sub-image and the second sub-image are spliced and fused to obtain a target image that has a larger field-of-view range and satisfies the extra-large aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: An Li, Qingping Wang, Tizheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11076101
    Abstract: A method of correcting an optical axis of a zoom lens includes obtaining a degree of optical axis misalignment corresponding to a current zoom lens state of a camera, considering the current zoom lens state of the camera and data previously stored to define a relationship between a state of the zoom lens of the camera and the degree of optical axis misalignment, determining digital zoom information to compensate for the degree of optical axis misalignment, considering the degree of optical axis misalignment, and generating correction image data by cropping and magnifying image data photographed by the camera to correspond to the digital zoom information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheol Ho Kim, Dae Bong Kim, Young Sang Kwon
  • Patent number: 11076102
    Abstract: Systems and methods to improve safety and more efficient Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems for vehicular operation through the application of multiple thermal sensors arranged in systems where the resolution, Field Of View (FOV), and aiming angle of individual sensors are varied. In particular two configurations are discussed in detail, a three-sensor arrangement for forward and forward off angle data acquisition, and a two or three sensor arrangement for blind spot and pinch point awareness for towing applications. In some forward-looking three-sensor embodiments, the center sensor may provide a high-quality narrow field of view of radiometric data for use with tracking algorithms to identify pedestrian and large animal targets for long range driver identification. The side sensors may provide radiometric data for peripheral vision on short/medium range approaching targets for situational awareness at crosswalks and turning corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Seek Thermal, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim LeBeau
  • Patent number: 11036040
    Abstract: A digital microscope is provided. The digital microscope includes an adjustable imaging system configured to display an object on an electronic display device, a control device which adjusts the imaging system, and a distance capturing device configured to determine a distance between an observer and the display device. The control device determines a perceivable structure size, perceivable on the display device, depending on the distance, and adjusts the imaging system to permit a resolved structure size, resolved by the display device, to be identical to the perceivable structure size within a given tolerance range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Alois Regensburger, Christoph Hauger
  • Patent number: 11030288
    Abstract: A device and a method for authenticating using biometric information in an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display, and at least one processor. The at least one processor detects an execution of an application which provides an authentication service based on biometric information, changes at least one biometric information recognition related variable, in response to detecting the execution of the application, and controls to display an application execution screen including at least one authentication guide image corresponding to the at least one biometric information recognition related variable. Other embodiments may also be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 10999522
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a processor is configured to function as an information acquisition unit configured to acquire object size information from image data by a first method and a second method in continuous imaging, and an imaging control unit configured to perform an exposure while performing follow-up drive of an optical system so as to reduce a difference between the object size information and target size information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke Kazami
  • Patent number: 10924680
    Abstract: An image capture control apparatus that comprises an operation member configured to accept an MF operation that is an instructional operation for manual focus, and that switches a display magnification of a live view to one of a plurality of display magnifications including a first magnification and a second magnification that represents a greater enlargement than the first magnification, performs control to display a guide indicating a degree of focus at a focus detection position, and performs control to, when the live view is displayed at the second magnification, switch the live view to display at the first magnification and display the guide together with the live view at the first magnification if the MF operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10911686
    Abstract: A zoom control device includes: a zoom magnification ratio change speed setting unit that sets a main image zoom magnification ratio change speed and a monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed according to a zoom operation by a user; and a zoom control unit that conducts a zoom control on a main image so that a zoom magnification ratio changes according to the main image zoom magnification ratio change speed, and conducts a zoom control on a monitoring image so that the zoom magnification ratio changes according to the monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed. The zoom magnification ratio change speed setting unit is configured to set the main image zoom magnification ratio change speed by smoothing the monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Wakazono, Takahiro Mori, Kouji Yamamoto, Masakazu Ebihara, Masaya Kinoshita, Yuki Ono
  • Patent number: 10873814
    Abstract: An apparatus including a predetermined shape, the apparatus including at least three microphones, wherein at least one pair from the at least three microphones comprises including two microphones which are separated by a shorter distance of the predetermined shape than at least one other microphone pair of the predetermined shape; and a processor configured to: receive at least three microphone audio signals from the at least three microphones; analyse at least the microphone audio signals from the two microphones to determine a directional ambiguity decision; and analyse the microphone audio signals from at least one of the other microphone pairs to determine at least one sound characteristic other than the direction ambiguity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juha Vilkamo, Miikka Vilermo, Mikko Tammi
  • Patent number: 10861862
    Abstract: Embodiments of ferroelectric memory devices and methods for forming the ferroelectric memory devices are disclosed. In an example, a ferroelectric memory cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a doped ferroelectric layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The doped ferroelectric layer includes oxygen and one or more ferroelectric metals. The doped ferroelectric layer further includes a plurality of dopants including at least one dopant from one of Group II elements, Group III elements, or Lanthanide elements. The plurality of dopants are different from the one or more ferroelectric metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: WUXI PETABYTE TECHNOLOGIES CO, LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenyu Lu
  • Patent number: 10848665
    Abstract: An alignment guide may be provided in the field of view of a camera associated with a mobile device used to capture an image of a check. When the image of the check is within the alignment guide in the field of view, an image may be taken by the camera and provided from the mobile device to a financial institution. The alignment guide may be adjustable at the mobile device. The image capture may be performed automatically by the camera or the mobile device as soon as the image of the check is determined to be within the alignment guide. The check may be deposited in a user's bank account based on the image. Any technique for sending the image to the financial institution may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Minya Liang, Reynaldo Medina, III
  • Patent number: 10848680
    Abstract: A zooming control apparatus comprises an object detection unit configured to detect an object from an image; a first acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding a distance to the object; and a zooming control unit configured to perform zooming control for automatically changing a zoom magnification according to at least one of second information that includes information regarding a size of the object detected by the object detection unit and first information regarding the distance to the object acquired by the first acquisition unit, wherein a condition for automatically changing the zoom magnification in the zooming control differs according to a reliability of the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Tsubusaki
  • Patent number: 10757335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal. The present invention recognizes a region of interest (ROI) in a preview image acquired by executing a camera and stores a capture image corresponding to the preview image and a zoomed image acquired by zooming in/out the ROI when a capture command is received. Accordingly, a zoomed in/out image and the entire image can be simultaneously acquired through a single capture command without user manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hyunjoo Jeon
  • Patent number: 10645261
    Abstract: An image sensor terminal and a building management system, and belongs to the field of building intelligent management technologies. The image sensor terminal includes an image sensor and a lens element, and further includes: a photosensitive filter and light-transmitting layer disposed at a light incoming side of the lens element; and the image sensor terminal is further provided with a mounting portion for fixing the image sensor terminal into a building. A building management system uses a plurality of the image sensor terminals. Image information acquired by the image sensor terminal under strong light conditions is more accurate, and image information acquired under different ambient light density conditions is more consistent. The control of the building management system under different ambient light density conditions has better accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianwei Zhao, Benliang Li, Qiang Li, Anning Qui
  • Patent number: 10587811
    Abstract: A display control apparatus: displays an enlarged image of an enlarging area including a first focus measurement area and a focus guide corresponding to the first focus measurement area; moves the enlarging area in the captured image, in response to a moving instruction from a user that does not satisfy a predetermined condition, and displays an enlarged image of an enlarging area whose position was changed by the moving instruction and a focus guide that corresponds to the first focus measurement area; and newly sets, in response to a moving instruction from a user that satisfies the predetermined condition, a second focus measurement area in a predetermined area of an enlarging area whose position was changed by the moving instruction, and displays an enlarged image of the enlarging area and a focus guide that corresponds to the second focus measurement area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshimichi Ise
  • Patent number: 10574881
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media that can guide a user to align a camera feed captured by a user client device with a target digital image. In particular, the systems described herein can analyze a camera feed to determine image attributes for the camera feed. The systems can compare the image attributes of the camera feed with corresponding target image attributes of a target digital image. Additionally, the systems can generate and provide instructions to guide a user to align the image attributes of the camera feed with the target image attributes of the target digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Alannah Oleson, Radomir Mech, Jose Echevarria, Jingwan Lu
  • Patent number: 10540755
    Abstract: A method of capturing writing or drawing on a whiteboard comprises inputting camera data for a succession of image frames of the whiteboard, and processing data from said image frames to remove parts of the image frames corresponding to parts of a user or user pen writing or drawing on the whiteboard. The processing involves filtering to distinguish between i) motion of the user/user pen parts in the image frames, and ii) writing/drawing image information in the image frames which appears or changes during said writing or drawing but which is thereafter substantially unchanging. The filtered data defines captured writing or drawing from the whiteboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Light Blue Optics Ltd.
    Inventors: Raul Benet Ballester, Eyal Katz, Barak Maoz, Adrian James Cable, Euan Christopher Smith, Gareth John McCaughan, Shane Thornton
  • Patent number: 10511749
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnification device with multiple orientations. This allows a blind or low vision user to select the best orientation for the task being performed. The device includes both opened and closed orientations. It is further configurable into document reading, near object inspection, far object inspection, and self inspection modes. The camera of the device can be manipulated by the user depending upon which of these orientations is selected. Furthermore, the camera automatically adjusts itself into one of two pre-set configurations whenever the device is opened or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Goldenberg, Carlos M. Rodriguez, Bradley S. Davis, Patrick Murphy, Todd Conard, Waldemar H. Tunkis
  • Patent number: 10510136
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an image blurring method, an electronic device, and a computer device. The method includes obtaining an image to be processed and physical distance information corresponding to each pixel in the image; detecting a first area comprising a part of a photographed object in the image, obtaining physical distance information corresponding to a second area comprising the photographed object and obtaining physical distance information corresponding to a third area other than the second area in the image according to the physical distance information corresponding to each pixel and the first area; obtaining a blur parameter corresponding to the third area according to the physical distance information corresponding to the second area and the physical distance information corresponding to the third area; and performing a blurring processing on the third area according to the blur parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Gong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10482151
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed. The method is operable on the electronic device to parse attribute information of an electronic document displayed on a display unit of the electronic device, and when a component of the electronic document is activated, detect a format of the activated component based on the parsed attribute information, and when the detected format indicates visual media, output an alternative notification comprising at least one a notification in a different format than the detected format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jae Kim, Myung-Su Kang, Jeong-Yong Kim, Jung-Won Kim, Sang-Bae Shin
  • Patent number: 10419683
    Abstract: A subject detection unit of an imaging apparatus detects a subject image from an image. An automatic zoom control unit designates the subject image detected by the subject detection unit and cancels the designation. The automatic zoom control unit automatically selects a specific composition among a plurality of compositions and sets a reference size of the subject image used to control a zoom magnification based on the elected composition. The automatic zoom control unit controls the zoom magnification based on the reference size and a size of the subject image sequentially detected by the subject detection unit. At least one of composition selection candidates selected by the automatic zoom control unit is different according to whether the subject image is designated by the automatic zoom control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10388052
    Abstract: A device that includes one or more processors may determine a configuration of a display region of the device. The device may also receive a request to perform an animation of a virtual object within the display region. The request may be indicative of a given duration for the animation based on the animation being performed within a given display region having a given configuration. The device may also modify the given duration to determine an adjusted duration for the animation based on a comparison between the configuration and the given configuration. The device may also perform the animation within the display region based on the animation having the adjusted duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Chet Haase, Daniel Marc Gatan Shiplacoff
  • Patent number: 10387997
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first memory and a processor. The processor includes a circuit and a second memory. The circuit calculates a first value from a plurality of third pixels that are located above an interpolation pixel from among a plurality of first pixels, calculates a second value from a plurality of fourth pixels that are located above the interpolation pixel from among an plurality of second pixels, calculates a third value from a plurality of fifth pixels that are located below the interpolation pixel, calculates a fourth value from a plurality of sixth pixels that are located below the interpolation pixel, calculates a first gradient value from the first and third values, calculates a second gradient value from the second and fourth values, determines an edge direction according to the first gradient value and the second gradient value, and calculates a pixel value of an interpolation pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Akihiko Kasagi
  • Patent number: 10382695
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a camera configured to acquire a preview picture including a picture of a subject, a display unit configured to display the preview picture and a controller configured to control the display unit 151 and the camera. The controller displays a guide object configured to provide guidance on taking the picture of the subject, automatically takes the preview picture if a shape of the subject matches a shape of the guide object by a reference value or more, and moves a position of an image of the subject acquired by taking the preview picture to correspond to a position of the guide object and displays a generated final image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jumin Chi, Youngwoo Kim, Sohoon Yi, Shinhae Lee, Jaeyoung Chae
  • Patent number: 10382697
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes a magnification variator configured to move during magnification variation, a drive unit that drives the magnification variator, an output unit that outputs a first drive command, and a controller configured to: derive, based on the first drive command, a second drive command so that the second drive command satisfies a predetermined condition related to a moving speed of the magnification variator and a variation of a field-of-view change rate in a case where the magnification variator is driven with the second drive command is smaller than a variation of a field-of-view change rate in a case where the magnification variator is driven with the first drive command; and control the drive unit based on the second drive command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Makita
  • Patent number: 10367991
    Abstract: A focus adjustment device includes a focus detection region setting section, a direction determination section and control section. The focus detection region setting section sets focus detection regions which are different in size from one another. The direction determination section determines a movement direction of a focus lens to be in focus based on a change of the contrast caused by the movement of the focus lens. The control section repetitively determines whether determination results of the movement direction obtained in the respective focus detection regions are different. The control section inhibits a switchover of a focus adjustment operation when it is consecutively determined a predetermined number of times or more that the determination results of the movement direction are different, otherwise the control section does not inhibit the switchover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 10270978
    Abstract: A subject detection unit of an imaging apparatus detects a subject image from an image. An automatic zoom control unit automatically selects a specific composition among a plurality of compositions, sets a reference size of the subject image used to control a zoom magnification based on the selected composition, and controls the zoom magnification according to the reference size and a size of the subject image detected by the subject detection unit. The selectable composition differs between when a photographing state is a photographing preparation state of a still image and when the photographing state is a recording state of a moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Tsubusaki
  • Patent number: 10257611
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stereo separation and directional suppression are provided. An example method includes receiving a first audio signal, representing sound captured by a first microphone associated with a first location, and a second audio signal, representing sound captured by a second microphone associated with a second location. The microphones comprise omni-directional microphones. The distance between the first and second microphones is limited by the size of a mobile device. A first channel signal of a stereo signal is generated by forming, based on the first and second audio signals, a first beam at the first location. A second channel signal of the stereo signal is generated by forming, based on the first and second audio signals, a second beam at the second location. First and second directions, associated respectively with the first and second beams, are fixed relative to a line between the first and second locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Knowles Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathon Ray, John Woodruff, Shailesh Sakri, Tony Verma
  • Patent number: 10250760
    Abstract: An imaging device comprising: an imaging sensor; a processor including a magnification processing section which magnifies a part of an image captured by the imaging sensor to generate a magnified image, a display device to display an image, and a transmission circuit to transmit an image to an external device, wherein the display device displays the magnified image generated by the magnification processing section of the processor, and wherein the transmission circuit transmits a non-magnified image not subjected to magnification processing by the magnification processing section of the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Haneda
  • Patent number: 10205883
    Abstract: A display control method executed by a processor included in a terminal device that includes a display and a camera disposed at a display surface side of the display, the display control method includes acquiring a first image taken by the camera, the first image including a second image of a face; calculating a proportion of a region of the second image to a region of the first image; determining whether the proportion is equal to or higher than a threshold; displaying the first image on the display when it is determined that the proportion is equal to or higher than the threshold; and restraining the first image from being displayed on the display when it is determined that the proportion is not equal to or higher than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10129482
    Abstract: A display controller includes circuitry configured to cause a display device to display self-portrait photographing information in response to receiving an indication that the display device and an imaging unit are in a predetermined positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Yoshiro Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10092169
    Abstract: An endoscope with a wide angle lens that comprises an optical axis that is angularly offset from a longitudinal axis of the endoscope such that the optical axis resides at an angle greater than zero degrees to the longitudinal axis. The wide angle lens system simultaneously gathers an endoscopic image field, the endoscopic image field at least spanning the longitudinal axis and an angle greater than ninety degrees to the longitudinal axis. The endoscope includes an optical lens system to at least partially even out the information density across an imaging surface area of the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KARL STORZ IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Eric L. Hale, Hans David Hoeg, George E. Duckett, III, Nathan Jon Schara
  • Patent number: 10079964
    Abstract: A lens system, an interchangeable lens apparatus, and a camera system each include a front group including a first focus lens group that moves with respect to an image surface in focusing from an infinity in-focus condition to a close-object in-focus condition; a rear group including a second focus lens group that moves with respect to the image surface in focusing, the front group and the rear group being located in order from an object side to an image side; a fixed lens group including at least one positive power lens element, the fixed lens group being located between the front group and the rear group and fixed with respect to the image surface in focusing; and an aperture diaphragm. The positive power lens in the fixed lens group satisfies dPgF>0.015 (dPgF is an anomalous dispersibility in a g-line and an F-line of the lens element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Matsumura, Masafumi Sueyoshi, Yusuke Nihei
  • Patent number: 10025163
    Abstract: A flash unit capable of being attached to a flash control unit, comprising: a memory that stores information relating to a light emission time for actual flash corresponding to a difference between an emitted light amount command value for actual flash and an emitted light amount command value for pre-flash, and a controller, including an light emission time calculation section that obtains light emission time corresponding to emitted light amount command value for actual flash based on emitted light amount command value for pre-flash, emitted light amount command value for actual flash, and information stored in the memory, wherein the controller inputs the emitted light amount command value for pre-flash and the emitted light amount command value for actual flash acquired to the light emission time calculation section, and controls actual flash of the flash light emitting source based on the light emission time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Kanako Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10015406
    Abstract: A subject detection unit of an imaging apparatus detects a subject image from an image. An automatic zoom control unit designates the subject image detected by the subject detection unit and cancels the designation. The automatic zoom control unit automatically selects a specific composition among a plurality of compositions and sets a reference size of the subject image used to control a zoom magnification based on the elected composition. The automatic zoom control unit controls the zoom magnification based on the reference size and a size of the subject image sequentially detected by the subject detection unit. At least one of composition selection candidates selected by the automatic zoom control unit is different according to whether the subject image is designated by the automatic zoom control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9998650
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has: a depth map acquiring unit configured to acquire a depth map that records information indicating a depth distance corresponding to each point on a photographed image; an in-focus position acquiring unit configured to acquire an in-focus position on the photographed image; a reference distance determining unit configured to acquire a depth distance corresponding to the in-focus position from the depth map and sets the acquired depth distance as a reference distance; and an image processing unit configured to perform image processing on the photographed image by using the depth map and the reference distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shin Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9992421
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a movement detector detecting movement of the apparatus, a subject detector detecting a subject, a setting unit setting a mode for controlling a zoom operation which is enabled as a first mode or second mode, and a controller controlling the zoom operation based on the enabled mode. In the first mode, the controller controls the zoom operation based on at least one of position or size of the detected subject. In the second mode, the controller performs a first zoom operation for changing a zoom magnification to a wide-angle side when a movement amount of the apparatus is a first amount larger than a predetermined amount and performs a second zoom operation for changing the zoom magnification to a telephoto side when a movement amount of the apparatus detected after execution of the first zoom operation is a second amount smaller than the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Tsubusaki