With Display Of Additional Information Patents (Class 348/333.02)
  • 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: 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 ELETRĂ´NICA DA AMAZĂ´NIA 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10084956
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an imaging apparatus includes: a screen generating unit which generates a help screen by displaying allocation parameter corresponding to each of operation units on an operation unit layout drawing indicating positions of the operation units on the basis of a parameter database showing the operation unit allocated to each of the allocation parameters; and a display change judgment unit which judges whether to change the display state of the operation unit layout drawing, wherein the screen generating unit changes the angle of the operation unit layout drawing when there are operation unit layout drawings drawn from different angles and when the display change judgment unit judges to change the display state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Hirozumi Arai
  • Patent number: 10078637
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for customization of a list of properties associated with media files based at least in part on user's preferences. In some examples, a method may include receiving, by a server, a plurality of user inputs that respectively identify the user's designated favorites from among a plurality of media files; determining, by the server, the user's preferences from among a plurality of properties associated with the user's designated favorites from among the plurality of media files, based at least in part on the received user inputs; and providing, by the server, the user with a list of the plurality of properties based at least in part on the user's preferences from among the plurality of properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Hyoung-Gon Lee
  • Patent number: 10069984
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a camera unit configured to sense an image; a display unit configured to display the image; a sensor unit configured to detect an input signal and transmit the detected input signal to a processor; a storage unit; and the processor configured to control the display unit, the camera unit, the sensor unit, wherein the processor is further configured to: provide an image capturing interface displaying the image sensed by the camera unit, display a pattern code indicator when a pattern code is recognized from the image, store the image in the storage unit in response to a first input signal, and store data linked to the pattern code in the storage unit in response to a second input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunhyung Cho, Sinae Chun, Jihwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10070042
    Abstract: Techniques related to self-calibration for phase detection autofocus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jarno Nikkanen, Liron Ain-Kedem
  • Patent number: 10063759
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus capable of communicating with an external apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a superimposing unit, and a control unit. The image capturing unit captures an image of a subject to generate a captured image. The superimposing unit superimposes first information and second information on the captured image supplied from the image capturing unit. The control unit rotates the captured image supplied from the image capturing unit in a state in which a position of the first information superimposed by the superimposing unit relative to a position of the subject is changed while a position of the second information superimposed by the superimposing unit relative to the position of the subject is kept unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuhide Mori
  • Patent number: 10057481
    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: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Jones, Nikhil Bhogal, Ralph T. Brunner
  • Patent number: 10051015
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for active, real-time control of a plurality of devices and associated applications for monitoring and completing one or more targets through an interactive integrated interface. In this regard, the system determines one or more targets associated with the user. The system then identifies the target devices having control factors that are configured to be modified to aid in the completion of the targets. The system may initiate a presentation of the targets on the interactive integrated interface. Following the selection of targets by the user, the system configures applications and devices associated with the targets to provide information and feedback associated with the selected targets. The system transmits control instructions to a plurality of target devices, the instructions configured to control the devices by modifying one or more control factors associated with the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Caitlin Chrisman Bullock, Matthew Hsieh, Jaydev Ajit Kumar, Yaakov Lyubetsky, Yun Suk Paik, Heng Xu, Jimin Zheng
  • Patent number: 10051179
    Abstract: The present document discloses a photographing method, device and terminal. The photographing method includes: in a pre-photographing state, receiving a request of a user for marking a specific photographing area of a photographing preview interface, generating mark information according to the request and displaying the mark information at a corresponding position on the photographing preview interface; in a formal photographing state, displaying image information obtained by a camera and the mark information on the photographing preview interface at the same time; and executing a photographing operation after receiving a photographing instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Yongchao Liu
  • Patent number: 10027881
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory that stores instructions and a processor that executes the instructions to cause the image processing apparatus to function as a refocused-image generating unit generating a refocused image having a focus position changed by using image data including information indicating a direction and an intensity of a light beam entered from an object, and a depth-of-field setting unit setting a depth of field of the refocused image to be used for reproduction of a moving image based on a type of reproduction mode relating to the reproduction of the moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Namiki, Manabu Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 10021279
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes a first housing and a second housing. The first housing includes a first axis and a first slantwise surface. The second housing includes a second axis and a second slantwise surface. When the first housing is at a first state, the first axis and the second axis are substantially parallel to each other. When the first housing is not at the first state, the first axis and the second axis are nonparallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yen-Min Chang, Ling-Wei Yeh, Yi-Ping Huang
  • Patent number: 9996233
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts displaying a lower-level user interface that is part of a user interface hierarchy, where the hierarchy includes at least three levels, including the lower-level user interface, an intermediate-level user interface and a higher-level user interface. The device also, while displaying the lower-level user interface, detects an input on a portion of the device that is associated with user interface hierarchy navigation and, in response to detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the input meets first transition criteria, the device replaces display of the lower-level user interface with display of the intermediate-level user interface and in accordance with a determination that the input meets second transition criteria, the device replaces display of the lower-level user interface with display of the higher-level user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski
  • Patent number: 9996174
    Abstract: A camera according to the present invention includes a touch display section in addition to an imaging section. During review display where a captured image is displayed on a display panel (a monitor screen) of the touch display section for a predetermined amount of time after imaging every time the imaging section performs imaging, when a touch operation is performed on a touch panel of the touch display section, a control section controls a method of performing the review display (for example, a review display time) according to the state of the touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuko Tokairin
  • Patent number: 9980671
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a self-contained kit for medical condition monitoring and maintenance, such as the monitoring and maintenance of blood sugar levels. The kit is compact and includes components structurally retained therein for use without removal, wherein these components are normally separate and loose. Such components could include a glucose meter, an insulin pen and a lancing apparatus. Other embodiments of the invention relate to a computer system and method for monitoring a medical condition, monitoring a medical condition over time, correlating recorded results with environmental factors such as location, time and meals consumed. A method may also enable individual users to share information to provide support to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Johnnie J. Refvik
  • Patent number: 9967454
    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: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Na-young Kim
  • Patent number: 9918002
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a flying object equipped with a camera can be remotely controlled. The present disclosure includes a wireless communication unit configured to perform a communication with a flying object, a touchscreen configured to output a preview image received from the flying object, and a controller outputting a shot mode list on the preview image, the controller, if at least one shot mode is selected from the shot mode list, remotely controlling a flight location of the flying object in accordance with the selected at least one shot mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yunmi Kwon, Kiseon Lee
  • Patent number: 9912867
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus performing a process for displaying a still image acquired by an image capturing apparatus during its panning to follow a moving main object. The image processing apparatus includes a vector acquiring unit configured to acquire, from multiple motion vectors detected in a moving image acquired by the image capturing apparatus during the panning, a background motion vector, and a processing unit configured to determine, using the background motion vector, a background area of the still image where a background object is captured and to perform a magnification display process for magnifying the background area as compared with a case where the display unit displays the entire still image and causing the display unit to display the magnified background area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Wataru Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 9912873
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of reducing degradation of image quality of the whole display screen of a display section while improving display delay with respect to an observed area. In an image pickup apparatus, an image pickup section picks up an image of an object, and a development processor generates image data by developing input data acquired by the image pickup section. A first image generation unit generates a first image by performing image processing on part of the image data. A second image generation unit performs predetermined image processing on the image data to thereby generate a second image which is different in the number of steps of image processing from the above image processing. An image synthesis section generates a third image by synthesizing the first image with the second image, and a display device displays the third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Gunji, Eiichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9905031
    Abstract: A method for processing image data includes obtaining at least two captured images, where focal points of the obtained captured images are different; obtaining a focus-capture parameter, and fusing the captured images according to the focus-capture parameter to obtain a fused image; and performing joint coding on the fused image, and outputting an image; where when registration, mapping, cutting, and fusion are performed on the captured images according to the focus-capture parameter, a mask image is corrected through analysis of motion information of the captured images, and images are selected; and the corrected mask image includes a sequence number of a captured image selected at each pixel in the connected motion object region after the captured images are marked with sequence numbers. The method is used to implement high-efficiency and high-quality image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Qingpeng Xie
  • Patent number: 9888162
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus functions as an image data generating unit that generates image data based on a signal received from an image pickup element including a unit pixel including a plurality of pixels allocated to each of a plurality of microlenses, a frame image generating unit that generates a frame image for reproduction of a moving image based on data, within the image data, read from a predetermined read region of the unit pixel, and a changing unit that changes the predetermined read region of the unit pixel for the frame image generating unit depending on a reproduction mode relating to the reproduction of the moving image. The reproduction mode comprises a normal reproduction mode and a search reproduction mode. A moving image reproduction speed for the search reproduction mode is higher than a moving image reproduction speed for the normal reproduction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Namiki, Manabu Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 9883100
    Abstract: An image processing method includes steps of obtaining a first image under a first field of view; generating a first rectangular mask in the first image; converting first X-Y plane coordinates of four end points of the first rectangular mask into spherical coordinates; obtaining a second image under a second field of view; converting the spherical coordinates into second X-Y plane coordinates corresponding to the second image; determining whether the second X-Y plane coordinates of the end points all are located in the second image; and if the second X-Y plane coordinates of the end points all are located in the second image, generating a second rectangular mask in the second image by a maximum X coordinate value, a maximum Y coordinate value, a minimum X coordinate value and a minimum Y coordinate value of the second X-Y plane coordinates of the end points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventor: Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 9876945
    Abstract: A system for a teleprompter is disclosed herein. The teleprompter system comprises a handheld camera. The teleprompter system also comprises a lens, coupled to the handheld camera. The teleprompter system further comprises a teleprompter, removably coupled to the lens. The teleprompter system further comprises a mobile device, removably coupled to the teleprompter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Brigham Arce
  • Patent number: 9871973
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to image a subject, a photometry unit, an exposure compensation unit, an exposure control unit configured to control exposure for a captured image and a display control unit configured to control display of the captured image on a display unit. The photometry unit is configured to perform photometry, based the imaging unit's output, to obtain an exposure value. The exposure compensation unit is configured to compensate the obtained exposure value to an exposure value that would be used for exposure control, if photometry of the photometry unit is not fixed. The exposure control unit is configured to allow exposure control at an exposure value within wider range than a range of available exposure values of the cases where photometry of the photometry unit was not fixed, if photometry of the photometry unit is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9823782
    Abstract: Aspects include a method, system, and computer program product for determining the location of an object relative to a reflective surface. The method includes acquiring an image of an object and the reflective surface with a camera, the camera positioned adjacent the reflective surface. The object is identified in the image. A reflection of the object on the reflective surface is identified in the image. Three-dimensional coordinates of at least a portion of the object are determined based at least in part on the object and the reflection of the object in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Gu, Inseok Hwang, Su Liu, Eric J. Rozner, Yaoguang Wei, Chungkuk Yoo
  • Patent number: 9826145
    Abstract: Various aspects of a method and system to assist a user in the capture of an image or video are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, one or more circuits in an electronic device are configured to receive a first plurality of input values from the user. The first plurality of input values comprise a first plurality of boundary points that encompass a first object in one or more fields-of-view (FOVs) of the electronic device at the first location. Thereafter, a second location and a target FOV, which is used to capture the image or video, is determined based on the first plurality of boundary points. The image or video comprises at least the first object. Further, display of an indicator is controlled to guide the user to the second location to capture the image or video in the target FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syed Inayathulla Nazerulla Malgimani, Madhvesh Sulibhavi, Pramod Chintalapoodi
  • Patent number: 9826141
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a shooting lens having a focus lens for adjusting a degree of focus on an imaging plane; an image sensor converting an optical image of a photographic subject to an electric image signal and outputting it; a confirmation image creator creating a focus state confirmation image in which a part, or a whole of an image expressed by the image signal is enlarged; a display displaying the focus state confirmation image; and a focus evaluation value calculator calculating a focus evaluation value based on the image signal; wherein when a state of an inclination of change in a focus evaluation value calculated at a plurality of positions of the focus lens while moving the focus lens is different from a state of an inclination of change in a focus evaluation value calculated immediately before, the focus state confirmation image is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yoshida, Noriaki Ojima
  • Patent number: 9819857
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a display item to be displayed on a setting screen; a mode setting unit configured to set a mode from among a plurality of modes; and a display control unit configured to display the setting screen in accordance with the mode set by the mode setting unit and the display item set by the setting unit. The setting screen of the electronic apparatus has a first area for displaying display items that differ for each mode, and a second area for displaying display items that are displayed in a plurality of modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuro Miyajima
  • Patent number: 9813567
    Abstract: A portable device and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, which senses an image including a pattern code. The mobile device includes a camera unit configured to sense an image; a display unit configured to display the image; a sensor unit configured to detect an input signal and transmit the detected input signal to a processor; and the processor configured to control the display unit, the camera unit and the sensor unit, wherein the processor further configured to: provide an image capturing interface, wherein the image capturing interface displays the image sensed by the camera unit and an image capturing trigger for storing the image, simultaneously display a pattern code trigger for storing information of a pattern code in the image capturing interface only when the pattern code is recognized from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunhyung Cho, Sinae Chun, Jihwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9807306
    Abstract: A method for photographing an image and a portable terminal having a camera for photographing an image are provided. The method includes buffering a burst shot image and displaying a frame image, erasing an object having a movement in the displayed image, and generating and displaying a still image by replacing the displayed image including the object having the movement, at location where the object is erased, with a buffered image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seockhyun Yu, Kyunghwa Kim, Seonhwa Kim, HeeJin Kim, Mijung Park, Joah Choi
  • Patent number: 9769337
    Abstract: A portable device and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, which senses an image including a pattern code. The mobile device includes a camera unit configured to sense an image; a display unit configured to display the image; a sensor unit configured to detect an input signal and transmit the detected input signal to a processor; and the processor configured to control the display unit, the camera unit and the sensor unit, wherein the processor further configured to: provide an image capturing interface, wherein the image capturing interface displays the image sensed by the camera unit and an image capturing trigger for storing the image, simultaneously display a pattern code trigger for storing information of a pattern code in the image capturing interface only when the pattern code is recognized from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunhyung Cho, Sinae Chun, Jihwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9762790
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is equipped with a distance information calculator, a high frequency signal extractor, a focus assist signal generator, and a signal synthesizer. The distance information calculator calculates distance information of a video signal and generates an in-focus range signal from current focus information and the distance information. The high frequency signal extractor extracts a high frequency signal of the video signal. The focus assist signal generator generates a focus assist signal representing a focused region by using the high frequency signal and the in-focus range signal. The signal synthesizer synthesizes the focus assist signal with the video signal to generate a focus-assist-signal-added video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9754399
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed an animation kit including a template page with at least one template design, an armature that moves between at least a first position and a second position, and an animation application that generates an animated segment corresponding to the template design and at least one pose of the armature. In further embodiments, a method for generating an animated segment is provided. In another embodiment, a system for generating an animated sequence includes a template design and an application that receives an image of the template design and animates at least one three-dimensional image corresponding to the captured template design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Crayola, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Moll, Brian Edward Nemeckay
  • Patent number: 9749809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for determining location and position for the effective use thereof in a location-based service by precisely determining information on the location and position of a user terminal, such as a smartphone, to provide the determined location and position to the user terminal using a georeferenced reference image DB preconstructed on a server on a network or on the user terminal, and images captured by a camera of the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: University of Seoul Industry Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Im Pyeong Lee, Kyoung Ah Choi, Ho Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 9743005
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including an incline detection device configured to detect an incline of the imaging apparatus, an image display device configured to display an image based on the image information, an incline computation device configured to compute an incline information that corresponds to a magnitude of the incline, an information storage device configured to store the incline information that is computed by the incline computation device, and a display processing device configured to display the image and an incline guide display corresponding to the incline information upon a screen of the image display device. The display processing device is configured to change a display format of the incline guide display in accordance with the magnitude of the incline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuroh Yasuda, Yohsuke Suzuki, Atsushi Matsutani, Takashi Maki
  • Patent number: 9727585
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that processes light field information indicating the intensity distribution of light and incident directions of light, and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. A derivative information analyzing unit 113 analyzes a derivative information that is generated by a derivative information generating unit 112 from light field information, and obtains information representing features of the derivative information. An additional information editing unit 114 generates additional information to be attached to a derivative information, based on the information representing features of the derivative information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomonori Iida
  • Patent number: 9723207
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device that prevents glare resulting from light that leaks out from a subject display area of a display section in an OVF mode. A finder device can be switched between the OVF mode and an EVF mode. A subject display area and an information display area are set in an EVFLCD. In the OVF mode, nothing is displayed in the subject display area of the EVFLCD, and an information image is displayed in the information display area. An EVF shutter is set such that the light transmittance of a first area, which corresponds to the subject display area, becomes a low transmittance and the light transmittance of a second area, which corresponds to the information display area, becomes a high transmittance. The first area, which is set at low transmittance, blocks light that leaks from the subject display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kawai, Shigeru Kondo, Kenshi Imamura, Kousuke Irie, Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Patent number: 9720304
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a terminal are provided for controlling a flash light. In the method, the device obtains position data of an object to be photographed. The device determines a parameter of the flash light with respect to the object to be photographed based on the position data. Depending on different positions of the object to be photographed, different parameters of flash light are provided to the flash light to obtain a clear image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Zhu, Feng Guo, Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 9697415
    Abstract: An information terminal includes acquiring an image of a first subject that is captured by a first sensor provided on a back surface of a surface on which a screen of the information terminal is disposed, and when displaying the image on the screen, changing a degree of scaling up/down of the image and a position at which the image is displayed in accordance with a position of a second subject that is imaged by a second sensor provided to the information terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuka Jo, Soichi Hama
  • Patent number: 9667856
    Abstract: An auto focus (AF) adjusting method, an AF adjusting apparatus, and a digital photographing apparatus including the same, the AF adjusting apparatus including: an AF calculator for calculating focus detection evaluation values; a peak detector for detecting a peak position of the focus detection evaluation values; and a speed calculator for calculating a moving speed of a subject by using the peak position. When continuous photographing of still images is performed, the peak detector detects the peak position in an image pickup interval before a light exposure preparation interval for image capturing, and the focus lens driver performs moving body compensation driving for compensating for a focal position by using a moving speed calculated in the light exposure preparation interval before capturing starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masataka Hamada
  • Patent number: 9632613
    Abstract: When an item is selected with a touch from an item list, if display of a guidance is set to ON, the item is selected by a first touch and the guidance is displayed to view another item. A determination operation is performed by a second touch to the same item. If the display of the guidance is set to OFF, a determination operation of an touched item is performed by the first touch without displaying the guidance. Thus, when it is set that the guidance is not displayed, inconvenience that a user needs to touch the same option twice even the guidance display is not required to shift a screen to a sub-screen can be eliminated, and increase of troublesomeness for a shift operation to the sub-screen can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shuichiro Matsushima
  • Patent number: 9600296
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques for executing a command within a transport mechanism based on a get and set architecture. An attribute identification of the command is extracted and a get protocol data unit (PDU) is sent from a host device to a imaging device based on the attribute identification in order to obtain attribute values from an image source within the imaging device. Additionally, a response PDU is sent from the imaging device to the host device to complete the execution of the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Brent Chartrand