With Electronic Viewfinder Or Display Monitor Patents (Class 348/333.01)
  • Patent number: 10965847
    Abstract: An image observation apparatus includes a first member for fixing an image display unit, a second member for holding an observation optical system and for moving between a retracted position retracted in the first member and a protruded position protruding from the first member in an optical axis direction of the observation optical system, and a guide bar held by the first member and penetrating a guide hole portion provided in the second member in the optical axis direction. The second member has a barrel portion housing the observation optical system, and a projection portion projecting orthogonal to the optical axis direction from the barrel portion, and the projection portion has the guide hole. When the second member is at the retracted position, the projection portion and part of the image display unit overlap each other in the direction orthogonal to the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Nitto
  • Patent number: 10957111
    Abstract: A multiuser, collaborative augmented reality (AR) system employs individual AR devices for viewing real-world anchors, that is, physical models that are recognizable to the camera and image processing module of the AR device. To mitigate ambiguous configurations when used in the collaborative mode, each anchor is registered with a server to ensure that only uniquely recognizable anchors are simultaneously active at a particular location. The system permits collaborative AR to span multiple sites, by associating a portal with an anchor at each site. Using the location of their corresponding AR device as a proxy for their position, AR renditions of the other participating users are provided. This AR system is particularly well suited for games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jordan Kent Weisman, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10958853
    Abstract: A portable apparatus to provide a screen capturing function, when a display unit of the apparatus displays moving pictures on a display panel thereof, includes a button signal input unit to receive a button signal inputted by a user; a picture capturing unit to capture individual pictures of the moving pictures, when the inputted button signal is determined to be a first button signal; a thumbnail creating unit to create thumbnails of the captured pictures, the thumbnails being sequentially arranged on a predetermined portion of the display panel; and a screen recording button located on an exterior of the portable apparatus to generate the first button signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji-yeon Kwak
  • Patent number: 10957028
    Abstract: An image generation device includes a first reception unit and a control unit. The first reception unit receives travel information about the travel state of a moving body. The control unit sets, based on the travel information, a multiple-exposure region in an imaging region of an image sensor used on the moving body, and generates image data in which the multiple-exposure region in the imaging region is formed through a multiple exposure and a region other than the multiple-exposure region is not formed through the multiple exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Shibata, Hiroshi Iwai, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Yoshiaki Satou
  • Patent number: 10943404
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a memory that stores content-related information, a display that outputs a screen associated with the content, a camera module that photographs a surrounding environment of the electronic device, and a processor that is electrically connected to the memory, the display, and the camera module, wherein the processor may activate the camera module based on a change in physical quantity acting on the electronic device in a state where at least a part of a screen area of the display is turned off, and output a first display object associated with an arbitrary object on the display of which the at least a part of the screen area is turned off when information related to the arbitrary object recognized by the activated camera module is present in the memory. Various embodiments understood through the disclosure may be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeo Jun Yoon, Ji Yeon Kwak, Ye Rin Park, Hyun Joo Kang, Jae Ik Lee
  • Patent number: 10929957
    Abstract: A display method, a display device, an electronic equipment, and a computer readable storage medium are disclosed. The display method is suitable for a display device, and the display device is configured to display in a first display mode and in a second display mode. The display method includes: obtaining user image information; determining whether a user is currently in a fatigue state based on the user image information; and switching the display device from the second display mode to the first display mode and allowing the display device to display in the first display mode if the user is currently in the fatigue state. The first display mode is different from the second display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianzhen Li, Lihua Geng, Tianyue Zhao, Enhui Guan, Zhichao Li, Xitong Ma, Wei Deng
  • Patent number: 10924678
    Abstract: An electronic device according to the present invention, includes: a specific operation member; an assigning unit configured to assign, in accordance with a designating operation by a user, a function to be executed in accordance with an operation with respect to the specific operation member; and a display controlling unit configured to control so as not to display a guide showing that function assignment to the specific operation member is possible even when a specific operation with respect to the specific operation member is performed in a case where function assignment by the assigning unit has been performed, and configured to control so as to display the guide in accordance with the specific operation with respect to the specific operation member in a case where function assignment by the assigning unit has not been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiyu Ueno, Koji Yoshida, Ryu Wakui, Eriko Sato
  • Patent number: 10924658
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a display configured to display a captured image and a representative icon, wherein the representative icon indicates a range of a focus area of the displayed image and the range encompasses a center of focus point located at an initial position within the displayed image, and a processor configured to adjust the range of the focus area of the displayed image according to a size of the representative icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ito, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kengo Hayasaka, Hironori Mori
  • Patent number: 10916174
    Abstract: The application relates to an image display control method and a display screen control system. The method includes: receiving an input image; performing luminance component mapping on target pixel data of the input image; converting the target pixel data after mapping from a luminance-chrominance separation color space to a primary color space; performing filtering on the target pixel data which are converted to the primary color space after mapping; and outputting the target pixel data after filtering to a display screen for image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: XI'AN NOVASTAR TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huorong Wang, Jingguo Zong, Cheng Yang
  • Patent number: 10916576
    Abstract: A camera system includes a single lens and an image sensor including a reference pixel array including a plurality of W (white) pixels in a two-dimensional arrangement and a single microlens formed on the plurality of W pixels to be shared, and at least one color pixel array including two W pixels and two color pixels in a two-dimensional arrangement, and a single microlens disposed on the two W pixels and the two color pixels to be shared. Light shielding layers formed with Offset Pixel Apertures (OPAs) are disposed on the plurality of W pixels included in the reference pixel array and the two W pixels included in the at least one color pixel array, respectively, and the OPAs are formed on the light shielding layers in the reference pixel array and the at least one color pixel array, respectively, to maximize a spaced distance between the OPAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CENTER FOR INTEGRATED SMART SENSORS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Chong Min Kyung, Seung Hyuk Chang, Won Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10911648
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus capable of being downsized even when provided with an eye detection sensor when the apparatus includes an electronic viewfinder. The image pickup apparatus includes an electronic viewfinder for viewing an image through an eyepiece and a display unit provided with a display on which the image is displayed. The eye detection sensor detects whether an eye of a photographer approaches the electronic viewfinder. The electronic viewfinder and the display are controlled selectively according to an eye detection result by the eye detection sensor. The eye detection sensor is disposed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinga Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10902276
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and an image processing method for estimating a region of interest based on information of interest learned by a data recognition model satisfying a certain condition from among a plurality of data recognition models and for setting a focus are provided. The image processing apparatus includes estimating a region of interest by using a rule-based algorithm or an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm. When estimating a region of interest by using an AI algorithm, the image processing apparatus may estimate a region of interest by using a machine learning algorithm, a neural network algorithm, or a deep learning algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ye-hoon Kim, So-jung Yun, Jun-ik Jang
  • Patent number: 10904442
    Abstract: An image sensing apparatus, comprising: an image sensor to capture an image; a display to display a full screen image and a display controlling unit to switch an image to be displayed by the display between an enlarged image and the full screen image; and a control unit to perform, in accordance with a predetermined operation, a first setting for determining a setting parameter of the image sensor in a first state and a second setting for determining a predetermined range of the live view image in a second state, wherein when the predetermined operation is performed while the display displays the enlarged image, the display controlling unit does not switch the image displayed to the full screen image, and the control unit performs the first setting if the display is in the first state, and performs the second setting if the display is in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Funatsu
  • Patent number: 10880491
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging part to capture a subject so as to generate image data, an image processor to generate first image data having a first dynamic range relating to brightness based on the image data, a display being not compatible with reproduction of the image having the first dynamic range but being compatible with reproduction of an image having a second dynamic range narrower than the first dynamic range, and a controller to control a display of an image indicated by the first image data. The controller has a first mode in which when the first image data is displayed on the display, the controller converts a color gamut of the first image data to a color gamut with which the display is compatible without converting a gamma characteristic of the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyosuke Osuka, Tomoaki Tsutsumi, Takeshi Hamasaki
  • Patent number: 10860856
    Abstract: An image-based information providing apparatus capable of executing a mounted artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm and/or machine learning algorithm and communicating with other electronic devices and an external server in a 5G communication environment is provided. The image-based information providing apparatus includes a camera, a display, and a processor. Therefore, it is possible to correctly recognize an object to be photographed, and provide various services for the convenience of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eun Sang Lee, Hye Young Koo
  • Patent number: 10863099
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processing unit configured to execute processing using a first processing amount for a predetermined item, in a case where the operation amount is included in a range of a first operation amount of the operation member, and to execute processing using a second processing amount for the predetermined item, in a case where the operation amount is included in a range of a second operation amount next to the range of the first operation amount, and a control unit configured to perform control for providing a notification about a function to be executed by the processing unit or the operation amount, in a case where a predetermined condition that the operation amount is continuously included in the range of the first operation amount for a predetermined time or more is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shimpei Kitai
  • Patent number: 10853681
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program. [Solution] An information processing device including: a notification control unit configured to cause a user to be notified of occurrence of cutting-off in a display region of a transmissive display unit on a basis of detection of the occurrence of the cutting-off in which a whole of a display object in which at least a partial region is displayed is not contained in the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Torii, Ryo Fukazawa, Takahiro Okayama, Kazuomi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10855904
    Abstract: A focusing method includes obtaining a first image, determining a focusing area from the first image, performing a digital zoom process on the focusing area according to a zoom-in ratio to obtain a second image, and performing a focus process on the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lifu Yu
  • Patent number: 10853926
    Abstract: A device includes a feature amount calculating unit for receiving an infrared light image and a visible light image and extracting a feature amount from at least one of the images and an image correcting unit for executing pixel value correction processing on the infrared light image on the basis of a reference area and a correction parameter determined depending on the feature amount. The device further includes a tap selection unit for determining the reference area used for the pixel value correction on the basis of the feature amount and a correction parameter calculating unit for determining the correction parameter used for the pixel value correction on the basis of the feature amount. The image correcting unit executes the pixel value correction processing in which a tap determined by the tap selection unit and the correction parameter determined by the correction parameter calculating unit are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Tokizaki, Kazunori Kamio, Yiwen Zhu, Takahiro Nagano
  • Patent number: 10846326
    Abstract: The present invention is to improve the detection and the identification accuracy of an object in image analysis in a camera control system that controls a camera used to take an image to be analyzed by artificial intelligence. The image analysis system that performs machine learning by using a plurality of teacher data associating a label that indicates what the object is with image data to which the label is attached, includes an imaging condition analysis module 211 that analyzes the imaging condition of teacher data; and a camera control module 212 that controls a camera to take an image under the analyzed imaging condition, to analyze the image taken under the imaging condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10848734
    Abstract: Techniques are described for encoding image frames of media content to be displayed within a three-dimensional projection space. Image frames at opposing sides of a seam of the three-dimensional projection space implementing a virtual reality (VR) environment can be identified and characteristics of portions of those image frames at the seam can be determined. Encoding parameters for a portion of one image frame can then be generated based on the characteristics of the portion of the other image frame on the opposite side of the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Benjamin Franklin Waggoner, Yongjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10841541
    Abstract: A wearable illuminating and video recording system for use in conjunction with a handheld firearm includes a housing having first and second ports in a surface of the housing. A light source is disposed within the housing and positioned to emit light through the first port. A camera module is disposed within the housing and positioned to detect images through the second port. A recording module is disposed within the housing for receiving a video signal from the camera and storing data representative of the video signal. A power supply is disposed within the housing for providing power to operate the light source, camera, and recording module. An RF tag is disposed within the housing and a circuit including an RFID reader is associated with the firearm. The RFID reader is configured to transmit signals to the RF tag and receive signals from the RF tag and the circuit is configured to control operation of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventor: James W. Teetzel
  • Patent number: 10841511
    Abstract: A method for displaying images is provided, including displaying, by an electronic device, a first image obtained from an image sensor; displaying, by the electronic device, a plurality of second images together with the first image, wherein each second image is generated based on the first image and a respective image filter; and responsive to a selection of at least one second image, generating a third image based on the first image and the selected second image's respective image filter and displaying the third image in place of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Yong Lee, Jae-Yun Song, Kang-Hwan O, Hyun-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10832302
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and machine readable media for implementing a service for sharing and providing information about food and recipes, and in certain embodiments, including a step of automatically identifying dishes present in photos stored on a mobile device. Automatic identification of dishes in images may be used to populate a food and recipe database, suggest restaurants serving similar food, estimate nutritional content in a user's diet, populate a shopping list, and provide other food related services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FORQ, INC.
    Inventors: Valerie Chan, Ziv Gillat
  • Patent number: 10822906
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a subsea electric power and communication module (10) for controlling a subsea module (2) of a subsea oil/gas installation (1). The module (10) comprises a housing (20), a first outer connector (30) provided outside of the housing (20), where the first outer connectors (30) is configured to be connected to a subsea module (2), and a control device (80) comprising electric power supply circuitry (80a) and/or communication circuitry (80b) 40b provided within the pressure sealed compartment (25). A penetrator device (50) is connected between the first outer connector (30) and the control device (80). The penetrator device (50) comprises a printed circuit board (51), a first sealing device (53) and a second sealing device (56) for sealing off a first area (A53) and a second area (A56) of the printed circuit board (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS
    Inventors: Stig Fredrik Mathisen, Heyn Halfdan Magnus, Vidar Nicolaysen, Egil Mulstad Skrivervik
  • Patent number: 10805765
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for determining when to transition a service-provider application between an in-store mode of operation and an online mode of operation using time as a proxy for location of a mobile device executing an application. When a user arrives at a physical location of the service provider, the user may provide an indication of this arrival via the application. In response, the application may transition from the online mode of operation to the in-store mode of operation. Further, the application may set a timer for a predefined amount of time and, after this amount of time elapses, may transition from the in-store operation mode back to the online operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret Draughon Poole, Karen Arango, Smita Joshi, Siddharth Lathia, Bilyana Slavova, Jiajun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10798290
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus having a viewfinder, comprises a plurality of operating members to which functions are allowed to be assigned, a detecting unit configured to detect when an eye of a user is close to the viewfinder, and a control unit configured to, in a case where an operating member operated while the detecting unit detects that the eye is close is an operating member which is disposed in a prescribed location and a specific function is assigned to the operating member, forgo executing the function assigned to the operating member, and in other cases, execute the function assigned to the operating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10796480
    Abstract: There is provided a method of generating an image file of a personalized 3D head model of a user, the method comprising the steps of: (i) acquiring at least one 2D image of the user's face; (ii) performing automated face 2D landmark recognition based on the at least one 2D image of the user's face; (iii) providing a 3D face geometry reconstruction using a shape prior; (iv) providing texture map generation and interpolation with respect to the 3D face geometry reconstruction to generate a personalized 3D head model of the user, and (v) generating an image file of the personalized 3D head model of the user. A related system and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: METAIL LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Chen, Dongjoe Shin, Joe Townsend, Jim Downing, Duncan Robertson, Tom Adeyoola
  • Patent number: 10792886
    Abstract: A decorative film and an electronic device including the same are provided. A decorative film includes: a base layer; an adhesive layer on a surface of the base layer; a pattern layer on an opposite surface of the base layer; a coating layer on the pattern layer; and a printing layer on the coating layer, and a camera hole penetrates the printing layer, the coating layer, the pattern layer, the base layer, and the adhesive layer continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyu Hyeong Cheon
  • Patent number: 10783682
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for overcoming the technical problem of providing an augmented reality that displays an actual image of the item or a proportionally dimensioned representation of the item to a user. To overcome this challenge, two separate approaches can be used: a beacon/tag/sensor-based approach and a marker-based approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Dotterweich, Christopher T. Schenken, Jeffrey Cooper
  • Patent number: 10775840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mirror type display device and a control method thereof, and a mirror type display device of the present invention includes a mirror type display; a camera provided on a front surface of the display; an interface for recognizing a user's dress(wear) located in front of the display and a mobile terminal carried by the user through the camera and recommending an operation mode of the recognized mobile terminal based on the recognized dress(wear), and a controller. Thus, the user projecting the image on the mirror-type display device can be photographed to recognize the dress, and the mobile terminal recognized by the user can be recognized to recommend the mode of the mobile terminal suitable for the current dress mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Doyoung Lee, Jungbin Yim, Darae Kim
  • Patent number: 10776625
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects, in particular three-dimensional objects, includes carrying out a digital scan of at least one image section of an image of at least one object to be detected in order to digitally detect points of the image. The digital detection at least of individual points of the image is carried out at least on the basis of a deviation of at least one characteristic of at least two points, in particular on the basis of a deviation of at least one characteristic of the last digitally detected point in comparison to a characteristic of at least one point to be detected digitally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Darno Alexander Ketterer
  • Patent number: 10771732
    Abstract: In a system according to the present invention, the imaging apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect a state which is regarded as a notification target among a plurality of states that the imaging apparatus can take; a control unit configured to perform control so that a mark corresponding to the state detected by the detection unit is displayed on a display unit; and a transmission unit configured to transmit identification information corresponding to the state, which is regarded as the notification target, in response to the detection of the state by the detection unit, and the information processing apparatus includes: a reception unit configured to receive the identification information transmitted by the transmission unit; and a notification unit configured to performs notification of notification information on the state corresponding to the identification information received by the reception unit by a method different from displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Ishizu
  • Patent number: 10771712
    Abstract: Generating a time-lapse is disclosed. A method includes acquiring, using a camera, a first frame of the time-lapse; acquiring, using the camera, one or more preview images, the preview images are not included in the time-lapse; determining an exposure setting for a second frame of the time-lapse using the one or more preview images; and acquiring, using the camera, the second frame of the time-lapse using the exposure setting. A camera includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to acquire a first frame of the time-lapse; acquire one or more preview images, the preview images are not included in the time-lapse; determine an exposure setting for a second frame of the time-lapse using the one or more preview images; and acquire the second frame of the time-lapse using the exposure setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bessou, Romain Gounelle
  • Patent number: 10742862
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an adjustment value determination unit that determines a second image quality adjustment value of each of a plurality of cameras on a basis of a first image quality adjustment value of each of the plurality of cameras and a confidence level of each of the plurality of cameras that are acquired from each of the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuho Ikeda, Hiroshi Ikeda, Seijiro Inaba, Hideyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10742869
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a touch detecting unit configured to be capable of detecting a touch operation performed on a touch panel; a viewfinder display unit configured to display a display indicating a set value of an item inside a viewfinder; and a control unit configured to execute control such that, in a case where a subject image is visible through the viewfinder, a set value of a first item is changed in response to a touch operation performed on the touch panel when a predetermined operation relating to image pickup is not being performed, and a set value of a second item that is different from the first item is changed in response to a touch operation performed on the touch panel when the predetermined operation is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10732490
    Abstract: A control device includes a control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to control a carrier supporting an imaging device based on a rotation pattern for imparting a desired effect to an image captured by the imaging device. The carrier rotatably supports the imaging device to rotate about at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changbo Zhou, Ming Shao
  • Patent number: 10725533
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses for gesture-based augmented reality. Also discussed herein are methods of using the systems and apparatuses. According to an example a method may include detecting, in image data, an object and a gesture, in response to detecting the object in the image data, providing data indicative of the detected object, in response to detecting the gesture in the image data, providing data indicative of the detected gesture, and modifying the image data using the data indicative of the detected object and the data indicative of the detected gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravishankar R. Iyer, Omesh Tickoo, Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10728490
    Abstract: A digital video camera comprising: user controls enabling a user to select between at least an up input, a down input, a left input, a right input, and a confirmation input; and a program memory storing instructions to implement a method for trimming a digital video sequence. The method includes: selecting a digital video sequence; initiating a trimming operation; accepting user input to select a start frame and an end frame for a trimmed digital video sequence, wherein the up input and the down input are used to select between a start frame selection mode and an end frame selection mode, and the left input and the right input are used to scroll through the frames of the selected digital video sequence; and trimming the selected video sequence to include the frames between the selected start frame and the selected end frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MONUMENT PEAK VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Alison Rose Boncha, Theresa Kathryn Guarrera, Noah Joseph Stupak, Keith Stoll Karn
  • Patent number: 10699150
    Abstract: A process for operating a machine guided photo and video composition system involves generating processed image data. The process operates an object detection engine to identify objects and object locations in the processed image data. The process operates a computer vision analysis engine to identify geometric attributes of objects. The process operates an image cropping engine to select potential cropped image locations within the processed image data. The image cropping engine generates crop location scores for each of the potential cropped image locations and determine highest scored cropped image location. The image cropping engine communicates a highest crop location score to a score evaluator gate. The process generates object classifications from the object locations and the geometric attributes. The process receives device instructions at a user interface controller by way of the score evaluator gate. The method displays device positioning instructions through a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Polarr, Inc.
    Inventors: Borui Wang, Zhen Hua Yan
  • Patent number: 10684680
    Abstract: The present application discloses an information observation method and an information observation apparatus, and relates to the field of multimedia information processing technologies. The method comprises: detecting a position of a sightline focusing point of an observer; in response to that it is detected that the sightline focusing point of the observer moves away from an observed object, judging whether the observer has observed all important information on the observed object; and in response to that it is judged that the observer has not observed all important information on the observed object, reminding the observer. For the method and the apparatus in embodiments of the present application, from the perspective of an actual observation behavior of an observer, a position of a sightline focusing point of the observer is detected to determine an observation behavior of the observer for important information, so as to radically prevent missing of important information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weicai Huang, Hanning Zhou
  • Patent number: 10686981
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including, a display configured to display a captured image and a representative icon, wherein the representative icon indicates a range of a focus area of the displayed image and the range encompasses a center of focus point located at an initial position within the displayed image, and a processor configured to adjust the range of the focus area of the displayed image according to a size of the representative icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ito, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kengo Hayasaka, Hironori Mori
  • Patent number: 10663278
    Abstract: A proximity sensing system is configured to sense proximity of a rotating component in subsea rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors and separators. A plurality of sensing probe modules are included to sense proximity at various locations of the rotating shaft. The probe modules can include a fixed length stinger that can be gas-filled to maintain atmospheric pressure. The probe modules can also be a stinger-less design were the sensor is fixed to an inner pump housing and flexible cable is run through a channel of an outer pump pressure casing to a high pressure penetrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ONESUBSEA IP UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Tom Inge Nesheim, Daniel Tonning
  • Patent number: 10654489
    Abstract: A method of operating a controller of a vehicle human machine interface (HMI) is disclosed, comprising: providing first output control signals configured to cause a vehicular head up display (HUD) to present first content to a vehicle operator; and providing second output control signals configured to cause a vehicular digital cluster display (DCD) to present second content to the vehicle operator, different to the first content. The method can further comprise the receiving input control signals from a touch sensitive steering wheel, for interacting with the information presented on the HUD and/or DUD. A related apparatus, vehicular HMI and computer software, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM GLOBAL CONTENT B.V.
    Inventors: Simone Francine Tertoolen, Hubertus Jacobus Maria Nijssen, Cornelis Klaas van Dok
  • Patent number: 10652469
    Abstract: An apparatus capable of taking a self-portrait picture includes a screen, a camera, and a controller configured to cause the screen to display a live preview image received from the camera, after the live preview image is displayed, detect a first user gesture for triggering a display of an indicator on the screen, cause the screen to display the indicator at a changeable position where the first user gesture is detected, wherein the indicator indicates that a gesture detection mode is entered to recognize a second user gesture different from the first user gesture, while the indicator is displayed on the screen, detect the second user gesture in the indicator, and after detecting the second user gesture, cause the camera to automatically take a self-portrait picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Hyoung Son, Soon-Mi Cho
  • Patent number: 10643548
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selective dimming of ambient lighting in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (xR) applications. In some embodiments, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include one or more processors and a memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory including program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the one or more processors, cause the IHS to: identify the presence of a light source in a physical space where a user is wearing a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) during operation of an xR application; and darken a portion of an optical filter within the HMD at a position in the user's field-of-view (FOV) corresponding to the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Christopher A. Torres
  • Patent number: 10634976
    Abstract: A camera body includes a mount, a solid-state imaging element, a body control unit, a diopter value detection unit, a number-of-configurations storage unit, a rear display unit, and a finder unit. An interchangeable lens is attached to the mount. The body control unit counts the number of configurations by the diopter adjustment dial for each diopter value of the finder unit configured by the diopter adjustment dial and stores the number of configurations in the number-of-configurations storage unit. In a case where the diopter value of the finder unit has been configured by the diopter adjustment dial, the body control unit changes a configuration screen to be displayed on the rear display unit according to the number of configurations stored in the number-of-configurations storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shunta Ego, Satoru Wakabayashi, Yuji Hasegawa, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10636368
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a display unit; a plurality of light emitting units; and a light-emission controller configured to individually control light-emission brightness of each of the light emitting units, wherein in a case where brightness of light applied to a region of the display unit on which a black region of an input image is displayed is less than or equal to predetermined brightness, transmittance of the display unit is controlled such that transmittance of the region of the display unit corresponding to the black region becomes higher than that in a case in which the brightness is higher than the predetermined brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takushi Kimura, Izumi Kanai, Yoshihisa Furumoto, Takeshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10629834
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display, in particular to a thin film transistor, a method for preparing the same, and a display device. The thin film transistor of the present disclosure includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, a semiconductor layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer in contact with the gate electrode. The photoelectric conversion layer is configured to generate an induced potential in a light environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Song Liu, Yu Wen, Jianming Sun, Zhengliang Li, Xiaochen Ma, Hehe Hu, Wenlin Zhang, Jianhua Du, Ce Ning
  • Patent number: 10623453
    Abstract: A method of registering multiple devices to a single coordinate system is disclosed. A digital video is received from a digital camera device. The digital video presents a 2D view of a three-dimensional environment surrounding the mobile device. A set of simulated images is generated based on each video frame in the digital video. The simulated images and video frame are analyzed to determine features and create scale and orientation invariant descriptors that include depth information for the features. The descriptors and other data are sent to the server over a network. The descriptors are matched to feature descriptors from a second mobile device. A registration matrix is determined that represents a transformation from a coordinate system in the mobile device to a coordinate system in the second mobile device. The registration matrix is stored on the server to perform the registering of the multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventor: Christophe Souchard