Including Warning Indication Patents (Class 348/333.04)
  • Patent number: 11042240
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a camera, a touch screen display recognizing a touch input, an input interface receiving an input from a user of the electronic device, an input/output interface connected to an external device, and a processor electrically connected to the camera, the touch screen display, the input interface, and the input/output interface. The processor is configured to determine, if an operation associated with the camera is performed, whether the electronic device is in water, based on an electrical signal sensed from the input/output interface and information obtained from the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: John Lee, Kyung Jun Lee, Chae Kyung Lee, Jeong Won Ko, Giang Yoon Kwon, Young Mi Kim, Myoung Soo Park, Jung Woo Shin
  • Patent number: 11032484
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor configured to divide a captured image into a plurality of regions, calculate first white balance related information based on a pixel value of each of the plurality of regions, acquire second white balance related information set by a user for the captured image, and decide a priority region for which a condition of a dynamic range expansion process to be performed on the captured image is set based on brightness of the priority region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yuya Nishio
  • Patent number: 10395342
    Abstract: A method of a virtual reality (VR)-related device is provided, which includes setting a reference direction; receiving data; determining whether a direction of the data and the reference direction are different; modifying the direction of the data if the direction of the data and the reference direction are different; and transmitting data having the modified direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yongwoo Nam, Sinseok Seo, Sooyoung Jang, Youngsuk Sun, Okseon Lee, Youngki Hong, Hakyung Jung, Jinhyoung Kim, Jiangwei Xu, Bongjhin Shin, Gunuk Lee, Sanggon Lee, Hyunjoo Lee, Hyeonhun Jung
  • Patent number: 10212330
    Abstract: A method and device for autofocusing a macro object by an imaging device is provided. The imaging device includes a lens. In one aspect, the method includes: providing two or more focus perimeters in a viewfinder; obtaining a group of focus values, the group of focus values including at least one focus value associated with each of the two or more focus perimeters, each focus value in the group of focus values including a magnitude and a direction for causing movement of the lens; comparing focus values in the group of focus values to identify a macro object focus value; and in response to identifying the macro object focus value, determining autofocus settings based on the macro object focus value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Martin Frank Clayton Van Hoeckel, Matthew Everitt Wakelin, Mu-I Helton Chen
  • Patent number: 10027884
    Abstract: A client device for image capture in an eyes-free manner or without ongoing observance of the device's display screen to ensure proper framing and focusing. The client device may take the form of a smartphone, tablet, or the like. The client device includes an image capture application run by a processor to select a target to be included in a digital image captured by the client device's camera. The image capture application causes the processor to operate feedback mechanisms to prompt an operator of the client device to move the device so as to move the camera or its lens, before or during the capturing of the digital image, from a first orientation to a second orientation relative to the target. The image capture application urges the operator of the client device to hold their client device so as to better frame or focus on the selected target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Asa Kalama
  • Patent number: 9886766
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for adding data to an image and extracting the added data from the image. The method of adding the data to the image includes dividing an area of the image into a plurality of regions; identifying each of the plurality of divided regions as a focused region or a non-focused region; and adding the data in at least one of the plurality of divided regions, based on a result of the identifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Phani Sankar Madineni, Sreevatsa Dwaraka Bhimidipati
  • Patent number: 9800773
    Abstract: An apparatus includes digital camera equipment and a display that provides a viewfinder. A processor that is operatively coupled to the camera equipment, and to the display, controls the camera equipment and the display to provide a custom reticle that defines a region-of-interest having a shape corresponding to an object-of-interest as the object-of-interest appears in the viewfinder. One or more object templates may be stored in memory. The object templates contain location information and size information for one or more objects-of-interest in a geographic region where the apparatus is located. The processor may construct the custom reticle using one or more of the object templates. The processor can determine that an object-of-interest is displayed in the viewfinder and construct a custom reticle for that particular object-of-interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Brian K Smith, Valeriy Marchevsky
  • Patent number: 9542000
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide corresponding tactile sensations in accordance with a characteristic of an image displayed. Specifically, an electronic device 10 according to the present invention includes a display unit 102 configured to display an image, a touch sensor 103 configured to detect a touch, a tactile sensation providing unit 104 configured to provide the tactile sensation to a touch face of the touch sensor 103, and a control unit 109 configured to divide the image into a plurality of areas and, when the touch sensor detects the touch to a position corresponding to any of the plurality of areas, to control the tactile sensation providing unit 104 to provide the tactile sensation associated with the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Masatsugu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9237272
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus which is effective to make it easier to manually adjust a focus is provided. An imaging apparatus has: a display unit; an image capturing unit configured to capture a subject image which is formed on an imaging plane and to output image data; a distance information obtaining unit configured to obtain distance information of a single subject or each of a plurality of subjects in the image data; and a display controller configured to display an image on the display unit. The display controller is configured to associate a plurality of different colors respectively with a plurality of areas partitioned according to distances from the imaging apparatus, determine based on the distance information to which one of the plurality of areas each subject corresponds, and display on the display unit each captured subject with the color associated with the area corresponding to the each captured subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Okazaki
  • Patent number: 9041807
    Abstract: An image processing device configured to be installed in a vehicle includes an image acquirer, an image selector, a first luminance adjuster, a synthetic image generator, and an image provider. The image acquirer acquires camera images captured by cameras provided on the vehicle. The image selector selects one of the camera images as a representative image based on luminances of the camera images. The first luminance adjuster adjusts a luminance of at least one of the other camera images based on a luminance of the representative image. The synthetic image generator generates a synthetic image showing a periphery of the vehicle, based on the representative image and the other camera images the luminance of at least one of which has been adjusted by the first adjuster. The image provider outputs, to a display device installed in the vehicle, information corresponding to the synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiko Murakami, Nobunori Asayama
  • Patent number: 9013582
    Abstract: The present invention displays the light transmission/reception level, the usable amount of remaining power of a utility, or the like, and by means of viewing the display, a user becomes able to easily make a determination, thus increasing the operability of a television camera device. The television camera device has: a camera head; a camera control unit that controls the camera head; and a cable that connects the camera head and the camera control unit. The camera head is provided with: a means for outputting a utility power source; a return video output means; and a prompt output means. The camera control unit is provided with a detection means that detects the power used by the television camera device. The camera head is provided with an output means that displays the power that the utility power source can output and the power detected by the detection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventor: Koji Furihata
  • Patent number: 9001253
    Abstract: A mobile phone comprises a display, etc. If a camera function is performed, a through image (preview image) based on an imaging parameter value, a shutter key, etc. are displayed on the display. A RAM is registered in advance with imaging parameter value brought into correspondence to a coordinates range. When a predetermined time period elapses after a touch operation is made to the shutter key, an auxiliary key corresponding to the coordinates range is displayed. If a user moves a finger into the coordinates range based on the displaying of the auxiliary key, a current imaging parameter value is changed to a registered imaging parameter value. If the finger is released in such a state, an image imaged based on a changed imaging parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20150085171
    Abstract: An image display device including a body configured to be wearable on a specific portion of a human body; a camera coupled to the body and configured to capture a video; a display unit coupled to the body and configured to display a preview screen for capturing the video; and a controller configured to receive a first input for setting a first region on the preview screen, display a first graphic object indicating the set first region on the display unit, capture the video for the first region according to a capture signal, and when a viewing angle of the preview screen including the set first region deviates more than a predetermined reference range, suspend capturing the video and display a second graphic object indicating an extent of the deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Doohwan KIM, Byungju KIM, Raon JEON
  • Patent number: 8988553
    Abstract: In a frame recording mode for shooting a moving image including the predetermined number of frames in one shot or an interval recording mode, if a time length available for recording a moving image becomes less than predetermined time, not the recordable time but the number of times capable of shooting a moving image including the predetermined number of frames is displayed as information about a remaining capacity of a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kurumi Mori
  • Patent number: 8964092
    Abstract: A storage device, digital camera device, and method for displaying an alert image are disclosed. In one embodiment, a storage device is provided having an interface, a memory, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine if an alert condition has occurred and, if the alert condition has occurred, to display an alert image on a display device of the digital camera device when the digital camera device displays images stored in the memory. Some or all of these acts can be performed by the digital camera device instead of the storage device. Other embodiments are possible, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Rahav Yairi, Itzhak Pomerantz
  • Patent number: 8947575
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus generates a display image signal by implementing predetermined dynamic range expansion processing on an image signal obtained by performing underexposed image pickup, and detects an image region in which a pixel within a predetermined gradation range exists as a warning region from the image signal either prior to implementation of the predetermined dynamic range expansion processing or following implementation of the predetermined dynamic range expansion processing. The image pickup apparatus synthesizes the display image signal with a warning pattern corresponding to the warning region and displays the synthesized image as a live view image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Takeyuki Ajito
  • Patent number: 8937678
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a calculation unit that calculates power consumptions related to a plurality of functions during a predetermined period for the respective functions; and a control unit that performs control to display data of the calculated power consumptions for the respective functions and countermeasures to be used to reduce the power consumptions related to a predetermined number of functions among the plurality of functions, on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Fuji
  • Patent number: 8922693
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is capable of concurrently shooting an image displayed by a display and a determined sub-area designated in the image. The imaging apparatus includes an optical system that collects light from a subject for image formation, an imaging device that generates image data by photoelectrically converting the light, a display that can display an image corresponding to the image data, an input unit, an effective region determination unit that determines an effective region in which the determined sub-area can be set through input of a signal from the input unit, based on characteristic information of the optical system corresponding to a shooting condition, and a display control unit that causes the display to display information indicating the effective region in accordance with a result of determination by the effective region determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Shigeru Kato, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8908078
    Abstract: A network camera system is provided that detects an occurrence of a condition change at a periphery of an image pickup apparatus, obtains a direction of the detected condition change, and notifies a user of the occurrence of the condition change and a direction of the condition change on a display of a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Takanezawa, Hiroyuki Ohsawa, Hiroshi Sato, Masakazu Matsugu, Masami Kato, Katsuhiko Mori, Yusuke Mitarai
  • Patent number: 8860847
    Abstract: In an exemplary capturing apparatus, a first captured image captured by a capturing section is acquired. Then, it is determined whether or not a face image is included in the first captured image. When it is determined that a face image is included, any one type of image processing is selected from a plurality of types of image processing including a type of image processing using the face image, and the selected type of image processing is performed on the first captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Akifusa, Naoko Mori, Misuzu Yoshida, Asako Kagita, Takaya Yamane
  • Patent number: 8848084
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of generating an album by laying out desired images in desired positions by a simple operation, while confirming a result of the layout by a photographer when shooting an image. A control section displays a through-the lens-image obtained by shooting an object on a display section by inserting the through-the lens-image in a plurality of frames on a template. When it is detected that one of the plurality of frames has been designated, the control section generates an image file by executing image pickup processing, and stores the generated image file in a storage medium in association with the designated frame of the plurality of frames on the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shunji Fujita
  • Patent number: 8848099
    Abstract: If a setting device such as a focus switch happens to be changed during the time that a power supply is off, the user is notified of how the setting device has changed. When the power supply of a digital camera is turned off, the set state of the setting device at such time is stored. When the power supply is turned on, the set state of the setting device is detected and this set state is compared with the set state of the setting device that was in effect when the power supply was turned off. If the set state has been changed, a warning image is displayed and the set state that was in effect when the power supply was turned off and the set state currently in effect are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8817160
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. The mobile terminal detects an object in which a ghost may appear through a preview image of an image acquired using a dual camera. The mobile terminal may display an indicator for identifying the detected object. Accordingly, a higher quality high dynamic range (HDR) image can be more efficiently acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Choonggun Lee, Seobkeun Lee, Jongseok Park
  • Patent number: 8810710
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus including an imaging unit that performs imaging with an image sensor having pixels of first, second, and third colors, a luminance ratio calculation unit that integrates luminance of each of the first, second, and third colors within a focus determination region of an imaging signal output by the imaging unit and calculates a ratio of the luminance between the integrated values of the colors, a luminance normalization unit that normalizes the integrated value of the luminance of the first color within the focus determination region of the imaging signal output by the imaging unit at the ratio of the luminance between the integrated values calculated by the luminance ratio calculation unit, and a display processing unit that performs display corresponding to the integrated value of the luminance normalized by the luminance normalization unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuuji Ooba
  • Patent number: 8797430
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that causes display of anomalous pixels of images includes acquisition means for acquiring positions of anomalous pixels in a captured image using a plurality of acquisition schemes for acquiring anomalous pixels; and display control means for causing a display unit to display an image showing the positions of anomalous pixels obtained by the acquisition means so that the relative position between the anomalous pixels in the captured image is maintained and that the display format for each of the positions of anomalous pixels is changed in accordance with the acquisition schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Omi
  • Patent number: 8797442
    Abstract: A method of controlling a digital photographing apparatus, and a digital photographing apparatus, in which a child's face is registered in the digital photographing apparatus, and the child's interest is continuously attracted by using a preferred image and sound of the child. Thus, an inattentive child's interest may be attracted to a camera and thus the child may be photographed while the child is focusing on images displayed on the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-myung Lee
  • Patent number: 8797443
    Abstract: A method for checking a camera includes the steps of capturing an image of an object using a photo-sensitive element, converting the color level value of each of a plurality of pixels of the image into image gray level values, and when one of the image gray level values is higher than a predetermined gray level threshold value, displaying an alarm message on the screen of the camera. A camera is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Wen-Lung Huang
  • Patent number: 8786671
    Abstract: A driving recorder system and a coordinate positioning method thereof. The system comprises a curved image lens, an operation module, a processing module, a display module and a storage module. The curved image lens captures the curved image of the surrounding areas thereof. The operation module restores the curved image into a restored image. The processing module receives the restored image and adds time data to the restored image. The display module displays the restored image and the time data. The storage module stores the restored image and the time data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: dadny, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Shih, Mao Hui Wu
  • Patent number: 8773541
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that records image data on a detachable storage medium in a previously set recording format is provided. The apparatus sets the recording format of image data, and determines whether or not a storage medium attached to an attachment unit has a communication function that communicates with a different apparatus than the image processing apparatus. If it is determined that the storage medium has a communication function, and that the recording format of image data that can be transferred by the communication function does not match the recording format that has been set, the apparatus issues a warning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Shintani
  • Publication number: 20140176774
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus and method for photographing in an appropriate photographing mode are described. In one implementation, the photographing apparatus includes a state determination unit that determines a state of a subject; a mode determination unit that determines a photographing mode according to the determined state of the subject; and a photography unit that carries out photography in the determined photographing mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8760532
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus for capturing images, and arranging a plurality of captured images in a plurality of pages of an electronic document receives instructions for starting and cancelling a predetermined grouping status in response to operations of a user, stores and associates the captured images acquired in the predetermined status with the image frames in the same page among the plurality of pages, and stores the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20140104476
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus whose posture is easily adjustable is provided. The imaging apparatus is configured to include an inclination detector detecting a degree of inclination of one of the imaging apparatus and an image captured by the imaging apparatus relative to a horizontal direction orthogonal to a direction of gravity; a display unit; a first inclination indicator unit allowing the display unit to display an indicator to indicate the degree of inclination according to a detection result from the inclination detector; a second inclination indicator unit notifying via sound according to a detection result from the inclination detector that the degree of inclination is over a predetermined value; and a selector unit allowing at least one of the first and second inclination indicator units to operate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Junichi Shinohara, Koji Yokoyama, Mayu Takano, Hiroshi Morohoshi
  • Patent number: 8692894
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamazaki, Masahiro Shibata, Yoshikazu Ishikawa, Kazunori Ishii, Hideo Kawahara, Hitoshi Yasuda, Daisuke Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8687085
    Abstract: Imaging systems may be provided with image sensors and verification circuitry. Verification circuitry may be configured to continuously verify proper operation of the image sensor during operation. Verification circuitry may include one or more heating elements formed on a common substrate with image pixels of the image sensor. Verification data may be generated by powering on the heating elements and collecting charges generated in image pixels of the image sensor in response to heat generated by the powered heating element. Heat image charges may be read out using the same readout circuitry that is used to readout imaging data generated in response to incoming light. Heat image data may be used to verify proper operation of all components of an imaging system. Based on a comparison of the verification data with a predetermined standard, an imaging system may continue to operate normally or corrective action may be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Aptina Imaging Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes Solhusvik
  • Patent number: 8687075
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus, which is capable of recording a still image during a moving image recording operation, includes a display unit, an operation unit configured to receive an instruction from a user, and a controller configured to control the display unit to display information about a number of recordable still image data, when the operation unit receives a predetermined instruction during a moving image recording operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakata, Senichi Onoda, Jun Takemura
  • Patent number: 8675112
    Abstract: An image capture device, comprising an image sensor, an image display, a data processing system; a storage memory and a program memory storing instructions configured to cause the data processing system to provide guidance for capturing images at a plurality of locations, by displaying guidance information for capturing a first digital image at a first location, using the image sensor to capture a first digital image, storing the first digital image in the storage memory, using the data processing system to analyze the pixel data of the first digital image and determining based on such analysis a second possible image capture location, wherein the second possible image capture location is selected from a plurality of different possible locations, displaying guidance information for a capturing a second scene at the second location, using the image sensor to capture a second digital image; and storing the second digital image in the storage memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Thiagarajah Arujunan, Timothy L. Nichols, Kenneth Alan Parulski, Thomas Joseph Murray, Brian Joseph O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 8648915
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that records image data on a detachable storage medium in a previously set recording format is provided. The apparatus sets the recording format of image data, and determines whether or not a storage medium attached to an attachment unit has a communication function that communicates with a different apparatus than the image processing apparatus. If it is determined that the storage medium has a communication function, and that the recording format of image data that can be transferred by the communication function does not match the recording format that has been set, the apparatus issues a warning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Shintani
  • Patent number: 8643730
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided which includes an imaging unit for converting light passing through a focus lens into an image signal to obtain an image, an arrangement unit for arranging an evaluation frame on the image obtained by the imaging unit, a determination unit for determining a focusing position of the focus lens based on pixel value evaluation in the evaluation frame arranged by the arrangement unit, and a driving unit for moving the focus lens to the focusing position determined by the determination unit, in which the arrangement unit re-arranges the evaluation frame by modifying the evaluation frame when a straight-line component appearing on the image overlaps with the evaluation frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Masataka Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20140022434
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus on which an interchangeable lens is removably mounted, includes an image pickup element configured to perform a photoelectric conversion of an optical image formed via the interchangeable lens, and a controller configured to control a power supply to the interchangeable lens mounted on the image pickup apparatus. When the mounted interchangeable lens is a first type interchangeable lens and a power is turned off, the controller performs an aperture control so as to change a first aperture state set in the interchangeable lens to a second aperture state and then stops the power supply to the interchangeable lens. When the mounted interchangeable lens is a second type interchangeable lens and the power is turned off, the controller maintains the power supply differently from a case where the mounted interchangeable lens is the first type interchangeable lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Takuro Morita, Hideya Takanashi
  • Patent number: 8629929
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an operation receiving unit; and a control unit configured to perform a normal mode display process of displaying icon images of kinds corresponding to an operation status of the apparatus in a display unit and an icon description display process of displaying an icon selection image for selecting an icon image that is being displayed in the display unit upon reception of an operation input to activate an icon description mode by the operation receiving unit during the normal mode display process in the display unit and displaying a description image for an icon image selected upon reception of an operation input by the operation receiving unit while the icon selection image is being displayed in the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michitomo Kouda, Tatsunobu Koike, Yuu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 8576320
    Abstract: A digital photographing apparatus with a display unit on a front surface thereof and a method of controlling the same. The method includes setting a self photographing mode; generating countdown information for self photographing; determining a subject distance; and displaying the countdown information together with a captured image on the display unit when the subject distance is shorter than a reference distance. Thereby, a photographer may see a preview along with the countdown information so that a desired self-photographed image may be acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-heung Lim
  • Patent number: 8570422
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus, such as a digital camera, provided with a scene recognition function is disclosed, in which images photographed according to a photographing mode or color candidate corresponding to a recognized scene are played back according to a predetermined classification. Live view data and actually-photographed image data representing a subject are acquired, and the live view data is analyzed to recognize at least one scene representing the subject. Then, a photographing mode or a color candidate corresponding to the scene is selected. The photographing mode or color candidate selected for each actually-photographed image data is recorded together with the actually-photographed image data acquired according to the selected photographing mode or color candidate. A photographing mode or color candidate for playing back the actually-photographed image data is specified to play back all the actually-photographed image data acquired according to the specified photographing mode or color candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Oishi, Masako Suehiro
  • Patent number: 8558936
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit operable to capture a subject image to generate image data, a controller operable to calculate a target exposure value based on the image data and control exposure based on a first shooting parameter set by a user to obtain the target exposure value, and a display unit operable to provide a display. The controller calculates a first suitable range which is a range of the first shooting parameter for obtaining the target exposure value, and calculates a second shooting parameter based on the target exposure value and the first shooting parameter set by the user. The display unit displays exposure guide information including the first shooting parameter set by the user, information representing the first suitable range, and the calculated second shooting parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Nomura, Satoko Nishizaki, Tetsuya Satou, Taizo Aoki
  • Patent number: 8547467
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an operation receiving unit; and a control unit configured to perform a normal mode display process of displaying icon images of kinds corresponding to an operation status of the apparatus in a display unit and an icon description display process of displaying an icon selection image for selecting an icon image that is being displayed in the display unit upon reception of an operation input to activate an icon description mode by the operation receiving unit during the normal mode display process in the display unit and displaying a description image for an icon image selected upon reception of an operation input by the operation receiving unit while the icon selection image is being displayed in the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michitomo Kouda, Tatsunobu Koike, Yuu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 8542307
    Abstract: There is provided a video camera monitor that is capable of turning on a tally lamp without troublesome wiring even when a video camera does not have a tally signal output terminal. The present invention provides a video camera monitor that includes a camera video input unit and a tally display controller. The camera video input unit receives a camera video signal including a REC RUN time code, and the tally display controller controls tally display. The tally display controller controls the tally display based on whether the REC RUN time code is being advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Video System Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 8537224
    Abstract: An electronic image capture device including an image capture array, an optional image stabilization gyro, a processor, and a display is configured to detect the amount shaking of the device either prior to, or during image capture. When the shaking of the device exceeds a threshold required for the capture of quality images, the user of the image capture device is notified through the display that excessive shake has been detected and may be advised on methods to reduce or eliminate the shake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert E. Sobol
  • Patent number: 8520115
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a blind spot area based on a blind spot position of an observer within a display area for displaying an image to the observer, and a notification unit configured to notify, when displaying within the blind spot area is changed due to a change of an observation environment observed by the observer, the observer of the change within the blind spot area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Urakawa
  • Patent number: 8520112
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including: a user input, which when operated causes a menu to be displayed; and display control means for displaying the menu upon press of the user input, the menu listing images representing all selectable set values in the order of being able to be selected by each press of the user input, and changing a highlighted one of the images by changing display positions of all the images listed in the menu every time the user input is pressed, wherein the display control means further displays an arrow between each of the images listed in the menu, each arrow indicating an order of being highlighted by each press of the user input between the images listed in the menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Kunou
  • Publication number: 20130208164
    Abstract: A lens on an image capture device is illuminated with a known light source. The current light field created by illuminating the lens is measured at an image sensor on the device. In response to detecting that the current light field measurement fails to satisfy a threshold, a notification is provided on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Robb P. Cazier, Shane D. Voss, Jason Yost
  • Patent number: 8502874
    Abstract: In a case where a position information acquisition setting unit sets to acquire position information and in a case where a determination unit determines that the image data recorded in a recording medium is automatically transmitted to an external device, a transmission setting confirmation screen is displayed, so that the image data to which the position information is attached is prevented from being transmitted to the external device while the user does not intend to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hasegawa