With Display Of Additional Information Patents (Class 348/333.02)
  • Patent number: 11017164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting multiple forms of digital content using a single landing screen may include (1) receiving, via a social media application installed on a user device, user input that triggers a composition creation process, (2) providing, via a display element of the user device, a composition landing screen with multiple landing spaces (e.g., a media space, a text space, and a metadata space), (3) receiving, from the composition landing screen, user content submitted to one or more of the landing spaces, and (4) creating a social media composition based at least in part on the user content received from the composition landing screen. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 11012639
    Abstract: A method of processing an image using an electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying at least part of a first image which is obtained through a first image sensor and at least part of a second image which is obtained through a second image sensor through a display unit which is functionally connected to the electronic device, storing the at least part of the first image, storing the at least part of the second image in response to a detecting of a signal, and storing the at least part of the first image and the at least part of the second image to be simultaneously replayed as at least one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moonsoo Kim, Hongsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10999504
    Abstract: An image capture device may include one or more optical elements. One or more lens covers may be used to cover the optical element(s). Usage of the lens cover(s) with respect to the optical element(s) may be determined. The operation of the image capture device may be changed based on whether the lens cover(s) are on or off the optical element(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Vacquerie, César Douady
  • Patent number: 10999516
    Abstract: An image capture device may buffer video footage in a memory buffer before a command to record video is received. The image capture device may present a progression of color along a path to reflect the amount of buffered video footage. When the command to record the video is received, the video may be generated to include both buffered video footage and the video footage captured after the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adam McCauley, Michael Adkins Knott
  • Patent number: 10992868
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a receiver that receives image data of an image taken with a camera by wireless communication, a touchscreen that displays a camera image of the camera, and a controller that, when the touchscreen is tapped, gives the camera instructions on a capturing direction so that a tapped position of the image displayed on the touchscreen moves to the center of the touchscreen, and displays on the camera image an operation image for receiving an operation to instruct the capturing direction of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Takahashi, Takanobu Machida
  • Patent number: 10990818
    Abstract: A virtual reality device with iris acquisition function, includes a housing having an accommodating space, an observing lens embedded in the housing, a display screen accommodated in the housing and arranged opposite to the observing lens, and at least one iris camera accommodated in the housing. The virtual reality device further includes at least one infrared source accommodated in the housing, the infrared source is arranged on a focal plane of the observing lens and light emitted from the infrared source passes through the observing lens to an iris of a human eye. The iris camera is configured to acquire an iris image of a human eye through the observing lens and the iris camera is arranged at a position which will not interfere a line of sight of the human eye on the infrared source and the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Raytech Optical (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Chen, Rongguan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10924653
    Abstract: In a case where a user sets an imaging condition setting rule based on a setting menu (M), a setting item of the imaging condition setting rule is selected from among a plurality of setting items. In a case where the setting item of the imaging condition setting rule is selected, a selection candidate list of an imaging condition setting rule having selection candidates “ALL FIRST-WIN”, “ALL LATE-WIN”, and “MIXED” is displayed. In a case where “ALL FIRST-WIN” is selected, a first-win processing unit is executed in all combinations of two setting items. In a case where “ALL LATE-WIN” is selected, a late-win processing unit is executed in all combinations of two setting items. Then, in a case where “MIXED” is selected, a mixed state is brought in which a combination, in which the first-win processing unit is executed, and a combination, in which the late-win processing unit is executed, are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Hasegawa, Satoru Wakabayashi, Shunta Ego, Tomoyuki Mizuta, Yukinori Nishiyama, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10917604
    Abstract: A captured image displaying device generates a video signal for causing a thumbnail image of a video taken by an imaging device to be displayed on a map. A synthesis unit generates a video signal for synthesizing and displaying a thumbnail image of a video of an imaging device in an image display area provided in association with an imaging position of the imaging device on a map. When there are imaging positions of a plurality of imaging devices in the image display area, the synthesis unit generates a video signal that causes thumbnail images of videos of the plurality of imaging devices to be switched and displayed in the image display area in a predetermined sequence, or generates a video signal that splits the image display area and causes the thumbnail images of the videos of the plurality of imaging devices to be displayed in split areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Takehara
  • Patent number: 10873703
    Abstract: An imaging control apparatus includes: a first operating member to select any of a plurality of options respectively corresponding to a plurality of settings including at least auto, daylight, and fluorescent, which relate to white balance; a second operating member; and a control unit to perform control (1) to change white balance to a setting corresponding to a predetermined option in response to operation of the second operating member in a case where the setting of white balance is not a setting corresponding to the predetermined option among the plurality of options, and (2) to change white balance to another type of setting among a plurality of types of settings corresponding to the predetermined option in response to operation of the second operating member in a case where the setting of white balance is a setting corresponding to the predetermined option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuro Miyajima, Koji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10861409
    Abstract: A display device includes a first display region including a plurality of first pixels connected to first scan lines and first data lines, a second display region at one side of the first display region, the second display region including a plurality of second pixels connected to second scan lines and second data lines, a first scan driver configured to supply a scan signal to the first scan lines, a second scan driver between the second display region and the first scan driver, the second scan driver being configured to supply a scan signal to the second scan lines, and a data driver configured to supply a data signal to the first data lines and the second data lines, wherein some of the first scan lines and the second scan lines are at different layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hoon Lee, Seung Hwan Cho, Byung Sun Kim, Jae Hyung Cho, Jong Hyun Choi
  • Patent number: 10812725
    Abstract: Included are a display control unit configured to display a live view image being imaged by an imaging unit, and to display a display item indicating a degree of in-focus, superimposed on the live view image; an acquiring unit configured to acquire information relating to a degree of in-focus in a focus detecting region; and a changing unit configured to change display positions and display forms of a first indicator and second indicator that indicate a degree of in-focus by a positional display relationship with each other, and a third indicator that indicates a focus position, based on information acquired by the acquiring unit, the first indicator and the second indicator and the third indicator are included in the display item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ota, Soushi Takita, Koichi Okada, Masaaki Kano, Hidetaka Uemura, Satoshi Ishimaru
  • Patent number: 10810973
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device and an information processing method that, when information is conveyed to a user to whom the information is desired to be conveyed, enable to convey the information to the user while the information is concealed from the other users. The information processing device includes a positional relationship detection unit that detects a positional relationship among a plurality of users, a detection unit that detects a blind spot of a first user among the plurality of users, and a display control unit that performs control for displaying information in the blind spot detected by the detection unit. The information processing device further includes a sight line detection unit that detects a sight line direction of a second user, and the display control unit performs control for displaying information in a blind spot located in the sight line direction of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mari Saito
  • Patent number: 10785416
    Abstract: Provided are a camera having good visibility and operability with a compact configuration, a display control method of the camera, and a display control program of the camera. A sub-display 16 is provided on a top surface of a camera body 10. A first operation dial D1 and a second operation dial D2 are provided near the sub-display 16. The sub-display 16 displays setting contents iC of the camera and image pictures iD1 and iD2 of the first operation dial D1 and the second operation dial D2. The image pictures iD1 and iD2 of the first operation dial D1 and the second operation dial D2 are displayed in an overlapped manner. Contact with the first operation dial D1 and the second operation dial D2 is detected, and an image picture of an operation dial in which the contact is detected is displayed on a forefront surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10735656
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes an imaging optical system, an imaging unit, an emission unit, a derivation unit which performs a distance measurement to derive a distance to a subject based on a timing at which directional light is emitted by the emission unit and a timing at which reflected light is received by a light receiving unit, a shake correction unit which performs shake correction as correction of shake of the subject image caused by variation of an optical axis of the imaging optical system, and a control unit which performs control such that the shake correction unit does not perform shake correction or performs shake correction with a correction amount smaller than a normal correction amount determined in advance in a case of performing the distance measurement and performs shake correction with the normal correction amount in a case of not performing the distance measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Hiroshi Tamayama
  • Patent number: 10735677
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor, and a control unit configured to control a timing of a start of electric charge accumulation of the pixels and a timing of readout, the control unit, with regard to a first area of the pixel region, causing electric charge accumulation in a first accumulation period, and causing a first readout in a first readout time, and, with regard to a second area, causing electric charge accumulation in a second accumulation period that is shorter than the first accumulation period, and causing a second readout in a second readout time that is longer than the first readout time, and causing the first readout and the second readout to be performed such that the first readout time and the second readout time do not temporally overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10706280
    Abstract: A virtual reality device with iris acquisition function, includes a housing having an accommodating space, an observing lens embedded in the housing, a display screen accommodated in the housing and arranged opposite to the observing lens, and at least one iris camera accommodated in the housing. The virtual reality device further includes at least one infrared source accommodated in the housing, the infrared source is arranged on a focal plane of the observing lens and light emitted from the infrared source passes through the observing lens to an iris of a human eye. The iris camera is configured to acquire an iris image of a human eye through the observing lens and the iris camera is arranged at a position which will not interfere a line of sight of the human eye on the infrared source and the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AAC OPTICS SOLUTIONS PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yue Chen, RongGuan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10645303
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a controller, and a display. The controller changes a shutter speed series to any one of a first shutter speed series and a second shutter speed series. The controller controls an exposure time of the imaging unit according to the first shutter speed series or the second shutter speed series. The controller changes a live view display mode to any of a first live view display mode and a second live view display mode. The first live view display mode has at least an enlarged live view display mode and a normal magnification live view mode. The enlarged live view display mode is a mode in which a part of the digital image is cut out to be displayed at an enlargement magnification substantially equal to or more than a pixel equal magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Kunishige, Masashi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10645298
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus and systems for automatically adapt the zoom coefficient of the camera of a system when running an augmented reality application. A pose estimation is performed for the camera which captures the real scene and the boundaries of the AR scene are calculated. According to the camera frustum and the boundaries, three-dimension rectangles are computes to determine a zoom coefficient that would optimize the seeing of the seen and the optimal position for the camera. The zoom is automatically optically or digitally adapted and the optimal position is indicated to the user by visual, audio or haptic means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Anthony Laurent, Pierrick Jouet, Caroline Baillard
  • Patent number: 10613416
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a display control unit that displays highlighting corresponding to an in-focus degree of a subject included in an image on the basis of predetermined sensitivity and that performs control so that the sensitivity is determined depending on a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masafumi Wakazono
  • Patent number: 10597045
    Abstract: An information display structure includes a stationary part to be secured upright on or against a support; securing means for securing the stationary part; and at least one information display screen connected to the stationary part, extending in front of same, and having a visible front display face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FAIVELEY TRANSPORT TOURS
    Inventor: Gilles Lardy
  • Patent number: 10594925
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for controlling imaging operations in electronic image capture devices are disclosed. In some aspects, a device includes processor coupled to a camera module, a user input surface, and a memory. The processor can be configured to receive, from the user input surface, a continuous user input. The continuous user input can include, at least, a first portion and a second portion. The processor can be further configured to control a first imaging operation based on a first input type received during the first portion and control a second imaging operation based on a second input type received during the second portion. The first input type can include movement of an input element relative to the user input surface, for example, and the second imaging operation can be different than the first imaging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nitin Srivastava, Lucky Bagaria
  • Patent number: 10564391
    Abstract: The digital camera includes a finder section, an imaging optical system, a focus ring, an imaging element, a main control section, a digital signal processing section, and a finder display control section. The imaging element outputs first and second imaging signals obtained by receiving the first and second rays formed by performing pupil division on the subject image. The main control section generates a defocus image, which indicates an amount of defocus of the imaging optical system, for each main subject area, on the basis of the first and second imaging signals obtained in the plurality of main subject areas. The finder display control section displays a defocus image of the single main subject area at a position where the main subject does not overlap with another main subject area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Takahashi, Nanae Sakuma, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10558675
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system captures, using a camera, a number of frames of a live scene. The system generates preview frames for an augmented scene by applying one or more augmented reality effects to the frames of the live scene. Each preview frame is based on a low-resolution image of the live scene. The low-resolution image has a lower resolution than a maximum resolution of the camera. The system stores at least one preview frame with the augmented reality effects into a storage of the computing device. The system displays a live preview of the augmented scene using the preview frames. The system receives a request from a user to capture an image of the augmented scene while the live preview is being displayed. The system retrieves, the at least one preview frame stored in the storage and outputs the retrieved at least one preview frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Charles Armstrong, Mauricio Narvaez, Hermes Germi Pique Corchs, Pradeep George Mathias, Gwylim Aidan Ashley
  • Patent number: 10531005
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes: a touch detection unit that detects a touch operation on a first display unit; a proximity detection unit that detects object proximity; and a control unit that, when the first display unit is turned on and a second display unit is turned off, in response to object proximity being detected by the proximity detection unit before a touch operation is detected by the touch detection unit, turns off the first display unit and starts turning on the second display unit, and when the first display unit is turned on and a second display unit is turned off, in response to object proximity being detected by the proximity detection unit after a touch operation is detected by the touch detection unit and before a first predetermined time is exceeded, starts turning on the second display unit while maintaining the first display unit to be turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Fujihashi
  • Patent number: 10503056
    Abstract: A projector includes a drive section adapted to move a projection lens, a projection section adapted to project image light through the projection lens, and a determination section adapted to determine whether or not the projection lens has been replaced based on a first position as a position of the projection lens at a first time point at which power supply to the projector is stopped, and a second position as a position of the projection lens at a second time point at which the power supply is started after the first time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Kudo
  • Patent number: 10491828
    Abstract: Included are a display control unit configured to display a live view image being imaged by an imaging unit, and to display a display item indicating a degree of in-focus, superimposed on the live view image; an acquiring unit configured to acquire information relating to a degree of in-focus in a focus detecting region; and a changing unit configured to change display positions and display forms of a first indicator and second indicator that indicate a degree of in-focus by a positional display relationship with each other, and a third indicator that indicates a focus position, based on information acquired by the acquiring unit, the first indicator and the second indicator and the third indicator are included in the display item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ota, Soushi Takita, Koichi Okada, Masaaki Kano, Hidetaka Uemura, Satoshi Ishimaru
  • Patent number: 10489652
    Abstract: An image capturing system includes: an information processing apparatus that includes a display-board-image generator 212 that generates a display-board image, a construction-related-information generator 214 that generates construction-related information, and a communicator 230 that transmits the display-board image and the construction-related information to an imaging apparatus; and the imaging apparatus that includes a communicator 130 that receives the display-board image and the construction-related information that are transmitted from the information processing apparatus, and an image synthesizer 112 that synthesizes the display-board image into a captured image so as to generate a captured image with a display board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hisayuki Harada, Yuichi Tsuchimochi
  • Patent number: 10462374
    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: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Tsubusaki
  • Patent number: 10452914
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging portion that images a subject; a positional information acquisition portion that acquires positional information of an imaging position; a control portion which acquires information on the subject based on the positional information, and displays image data of the subject and the information on the subject on a display portion; and a hold control portion that outputs a hold control signal, which holds the image data of the subject and the information on the subject, to the control portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10447917
    Abstract: A portable device adapted to enable its user to manually adjust the focus and photometry locations during photography and a method for taking images with the device is disclosed. A GUI for indicating the focus or photometry location is provided on the screen so that the user can manually move the GUI on the screen with a keypad or a touch panel. In this manner, a desired object is taken at the focus or photometry location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong Pil Shin, Do Hwan Choi, Jong Hyun An, Chang Woo Park, Ha Ran Jung
  • Patent number: 10444839
    Abstract: A terminal according to the present invention includes: a display which detects an operation on a display surface, and deforms part of the display surface; and a controller which carries out at least one of a first control in response to a drag operation of an icon displayed on the display surface so that a place in the display surface to which the icon is not allowed to move is deformed to have a shape different from that of another place and a second control in response to a swipe operation on the display surface so that an end portion of the display surface in a direction of a swipe operation is deformed to have a shape different from that of another place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 10440260
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus including: a display control unit configured to cause a display apparatus to display a live preview image generated based on image data obtained through an image sensor, and one or more processed images generated using respective image processing conditions based on one of the image data which has been obtained at some time point; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a predetermined user operation has been recognized. If it is determined that the predetermined user operation has been recognized, the display control unit updates the one or more processed images to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yousuke Kawana, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Tomoya Narita, Maki Imoto, Takuro Noda
  • Patent number: 10440279
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include actions of receiving image data of an image capturing a scene, receiving data describing one or more entities determined from the scene, the one or more entities being determined from the scene, determining one or more actions based on the one or more entities, each action being provided at least partly based on search results from searching the one or more entities, and providing instructions to display an action interface comprising one or more action elements, each action element being to induce execution of a respective action, the action interface being displayed in a viewfinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Teresa Ko, Hartwig Adam, Mikkel Crone Koser, Alexei Masterov, Andrews-Junior Kimbembe, Matthew J. Bridges, Paul Chang, David Petrou, Adam Berenzweig
  • Patent number: 10365106
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a magnetic sensor which acquires a status of a magnetic field around the electronic apparatus, an angular velocity sensor, and a processor. The processor controls whether the detection of an angular velocity of a spatial movement of the electronic apparatus is performed by the angular velocity sensor or a magnetic gyro sensor composed of the magnetic sensor, based on the status of the magnetic field acquired by the magnetic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Ishihama
  • Patent number: 10367966
    Abstract: An image reading device is configure to generate an initial data name of image data to be transmitted to a plurality of designated external devices. The image reading device transmits a list request, to each of the plurality of external devices, to transmit a list of data names regarding image data stored in respective external devices. It is determined whether the initial data name is included in at least one of the lists. The image reading device changes the initial data name to another data name which is included in none of the lists when it is determined that the initial data name is included in at least one of the lists. Otherwise, the image reading device does not change the initial data name. Thereafter, the image reading device transmits the image data to the first external device and the second external device using the data name determined as above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takatsugu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10367994
    Abstract: There are provided a setting device and a camera that allow a user to easily grasp settable conditions with a compact structure. A display section is provided on the upper surface of a sensitivity dial. Sensitivities are switched according to the rotation of the sensitivity dial. A display on the display section is switched according to the switching of sensitivities. A currently selected sensitivity is displayed on the display section at a set value-display position Po. The maximum value of a settable sensitivity is displayed at a maximum value-display position Pmax, and the minimum value thereof is displayed at a minimum value-display position Pmin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10356315
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing method, an image processing apparatus and an electronic device. The method includes: controlling the image sensor to output a color-block image; determining a predetermined area on the color-block image according to a user input; converting a first part of the color-block image inside the predetermined area into a first simulation image using a first interpolation algorithm; converting a second part of the color-block image outside the predetermined area into a second simulation image using a second interpolation algorithm, in which, a complexity of the second interpolation algorithm is less than that of the first interpolation algorithm; and merging the first simulation image and the second simulation image to generate a simulation image corresponding to the color-block image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng Tang
  • Patent number: 10347297
    Abstract: A moving picture playback method including detecting a first location in a moving picture display area indicated by a user, detecting a frame at a time point at which the user indicated the first location, determining whether the first location is located in one of two divided areas of the moving picture display area or in the other thereof, generating a first number of thumbnails of frames temporally subsequent to the detected frame when the first location is located in the one of the two divided areas, and generating a second number of thumbnails of frames temporally previous to the detected frame when the first location is located in the other, displaying the generated thumbnails in the moving picture display area, detecting a thumbnail selected from among the displayed thumbnails by the user, and playing back a moving picture at a frame corresponding to the detected thumbnail and subsequent frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jiro Uzaki
  • Patent number: 10338768
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program for presenting locations of individuals in an interface are described. A location and an orientation of a portable device with respect to an environment are monitored. A set of locations of one or more individuals of interest with respect to a region of interest in the environment is determined. An orienting background and a set of representations against the orienting background are presented in an interface on the display. Each representation is of a respective individual of interest in the region of interest. The interface presented according to the location and orientation of the display. The orienting background contains a positional cue of a landmark of the environment which the portable device is oriented toward. A representation of a respective individual of interest is displayed only if the portable device is oriented toward the respective individual of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S Gordon, James R. Kozlowski, Jonathan Lenchner, Clifford A Pickover
  • Patent number: 10341553
    Abstract: Several methods for operating a built-in digital camera of a portable, handheld electronic device are described. In one embodiment, the device receives a user selection (e.g., tap, tap and hold, gesture) of a region displayed on the display screen (e.g., touch sensitive screen). A touch to focus mode may then be initiated in response to the user selection and exposure and focus parameters determined and adjusted. Then, an automatic scene detection mechanism can determine whether a scene has changed. If the scene has changed, then the touch to focus mode ends and a default automatic focus mode initiates. This mode sets a new exposure metering area and focus area prior to determining and adjusting exposure and focus parameters, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy S. Jones, Nikhil Bhogal, Ralph T. Brunner
  • Patent number: 10321047
    Abstract: An imaging-setting device includes a generation unit that generates a first value of a first control parameter, an input unit that inputs a second value of a second control parameter different from the first control parameter, that changes in accordance with the first value set in an imaging device and first image data generated by the imaging device in which the first value is set from the imaging device, a calculation unit that calculates a first difference between the first value and a third value of the first control parameter and a second difference between the second value and a fourth value of the second control parameter, and a display unit that shows first difference information indicating the first difference and second difference information indicating the second difference, and displays an image based on the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Arata Shinozaki, Kensuke Ishii, Saori Matsumoto, Yoshitaka Sato
  • Patent number: 10313581
    Abstract: There are provided a setting device and a camera that allow a user to easily grasp settable conditions with a compact structure. A display section is provided on the upper surface of a sensitivity dial. Sensitivities are switched according to the rotation of the sensitivity dial. A display on the display section is switched according to the switching of sensitivities. A currently selected sensitivity is displayed on the display section at a set value-display position Po. The maximum value of a settable sensitivity is displayed at a maximum value-display position Pmax, and the minimum value thereof is displayed at a minimum value-display position Pmin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10303333
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a single menu icon during operation of a camera application; detecting activation of the single menu icon; in response to detecting activation of the single menu icon, displaying a camera mode menu with a plurality of mode icons thereon, wherein the mode icons respectively correspond to different camera modes; and under a case that a first camera mode of the camera modes is active, in response to detecting activation of the single menu icon, displaying a first sub-menu of the first camera mode of the camera modes with one or more first setting icons for configuring the first camera mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Nicole Pauline Sangco, Angela Kribbs Sharer
  • Patent number: 10284771
    Abstract: An image-capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor having a first image-capturing region and a second image-capturing region different from the first image-capturing region; and a control unit that displays an image generated by the first image-capturing region and an image generated by the second image-capturing region on a display unit, with a region targeted for setting image-capturing conditions of the image sensor being selectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Tsuchiya, Yuuki Asano, Shuhei Yoshikawa, Aiko Namikawa
  • Patent number: 10234653
    Abstract: In the case in which a plurality of regions which is obtained by dividing an image region of the image data is set as partial regions, a controller detects focus positions respectively with respect to the partial regions and moves a focus lens to each of the detected focus positions to capture a video. The controller has, as a video capturing method for the video capturing, a first method in which the video capturing is performed with the focus lens stopped at each of the focus positions, and a second method in which the video capturing is performed with the focus lens being moved without stopped at each of the focus positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Oogami
  • Patent number: 10205869
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus controls an imaging apparatus capable of changing a focus position. A detection unit detects a focus position where a certain object is focused on. A controller controls the imaging apparatus such that a focus position in the imaging apparatus is changed to the focus position where the certain object is focused on which is detected by the detection unit in accordance with a certain operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 10200600
    Abstract: A digital image photographing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The method includes: determining a focal area by a touch; if the touch continues for a first time period, performing a photographing operation to generate a first capture image; and if the touch continues for a second time period that is longer than the first time period, a successive capturing operation is performed until the touch is ended. Accordingly, auto-focusing may be performed by using a touching method, and a photographing may be performed while maintaining an auto-focusing result, and then successive capturing may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Na-young Kim
  • Patent number: 10200583
    Abstract: A system which is used to obtain photographs and videos includes at least one mobile device and at least one detachable camera. The camera includes a body of flexible and magnetic polymeric material attached to a non-ferrous metal head which encapsulates the main components that interface with the main device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELETRôNICA DA AMAZôNIA LTDA.
    Inventors: Paulo Victor Bortolini Gomes Da Motta, Gustavo Kaneblai Martins Costa, Renata Zilse Pereira Borges, Rodrigo Jose Tobias, Alexandre Barbosa Silveira, Viviane Ortiz Delvequio Franco
  • Patent number: 10148886
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for photographing an object. One or more shooting modes are selected and a photograph is taken in accordance with the one or more selected shooting modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo-Hyung Kim, Hun-Cheol Oh
  • Patent number: 10121456
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a display configured to display an image, at least one sensor configured to acquire information, and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to detect a first area of the display in contact with water and a second area of the display not in contact with water, and adjust the image so that the image is within the second area when both the first area and the second area are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Morobishi