Use For Previewing Images (e.g., Variety Of Image Resolutions, Etc.) Patents (Class 348/333.11)
  • Patent number: 11526264
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprising: a specific operation member; a line-of-sight detection unit configured to detect a viewed position of a user with respect to a display; and a control unit configured to control so that, in the case where a specific operation member is operated after a predetermined condition representing a fact that a display object displayed on the display is gazed at is satisfied, the display object is enlarged or reduced with a position, based on a gazing position detected by the line-of-sight detection unit, as the center, in accordance with an operation amount or a number of times of operation performed on the specific operation member, at a display magnification out of at least three stages of display magnifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Matsui
  • Patent number: 11361641
    Abstract: Delivery parcel detection systems can include a doorbell having a first wireless communication system and a parcel holding system configured for placement in an entryway. The doorbell can be communicatively coupled to the parcel holding system. The parcel holding system can comprise a sensor configured to detect a delivery parcel located on the parcel holding system. Systems can include a first communication sent from the parcel holding system to the doorbell in response to the parcel holding system detecting an arrival, a movement, or a removal of the delivery parcel. Systems can also include a second communication sent from the doorbell to a remote computing device in response to the doorbell receiving the first communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SkyBell Technologies IP, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Scalisi, Desiree Mejia, Gregory Saul Harrison
  • Patent number: 11330247
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques related to matching features between a dynamic vision sensor and one or both of a dynamic projector or another dynamic vision sensor are discussed. Such techniques include casting a light pattern with projected features having differing temporal characteristics onto a scene and determining the correspondence(s) based on matching changes in detected luminance and temporal characteristics of the projected features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Richmond Hicks
  • Patent number: 11288354
    Abstract: A method including a server acquires verification code parameters required for generating a verification code; the server uses the verification code parameters as an input to a three-dimensional model to generate a three-dimensional image, wherein recognizable content corresponding to a specified visual focus position of a user is embedded in the three-dimensional image; and the server sends the three-dimensional image to a client terminal as a verification code for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Zhiguo Li, Junli Shen
  • Patent number: 11245839
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to capture images are disclosed. An example device disclosed herein includes an image sensor to observe a first image of a face and a logic circuit. The logic circuit is to determine whether the face in the first image is in a first orientation with respect to the image sensor. When the face in the first image is in the first orientation, the logic circuit is trigger the image sensor to capture a second image of the face, and perform a facial recognition process on the second image, but not on the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Christen V. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11240432
    Abstract: A control method includes sending a switching signal to a camera to control the camera to switch between a landscape shot-mode and a portrait shot-mode, receiving an image from the camera, determining whether a display screen is in a landscape orientation or in a portrait orientation, and controlling the display screen to display the image upright. The image includes a landscape image captured by the camera in the landscape shot-mode or a portrait image captured by the camera in the portrait shot-mode. Controlling the display screen to display the image upright includes controlling the display screen to display the portrait image upright when the display screen is in the landscape orientation or controlling the display screen to display the landscape image upright when the display screen is in the portrait orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Baojie Miao, Bingzhen Yang
  • Patent number: 11196931
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a preview-image display while a terminal device photographs a picture. The method comprises: obtaining a first preview image and a second preview image, wherein the first preview image is generated based on a first photographing mode and the second preview image is generated based on a second photographing mode; and displaying a first part of the first preview image and a second part of the second preview image at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huali Wang, Lina Tao, Duan Li, Xueyan Huang, Tizheng Wang, Hongkai Zhou, Jiali Fu
  • Patent number: 11165956
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imager and an image converter. The imager captures an image of a subject to generate original image data representing the image captured with a predetermined resolution. The image converter performs a predetermined conversion process on the original image data. The image converter reduces a resolution of the original image data to generate first image data representing an entire image represented by the original image data with a resolution being lower than the resolution of the original image data. The image converter clips a part of the image represented by the original image data to generate second image data representing the part of the image clipped from the entire image represented by the original image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohei Matsumoto, Taku Kariyazaki
  • Patent number: 11108944
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises at least one processor which function as: an obtaining unit configured to obtain one or more images; and a display control unit configured to display the one or more images on a display in a different display mode and to superimpose, on an image, information indicating a defocus range of the image on a basis of the display mode and defocus information. The display control unit changes, depending on whether a first number of images are displayed or a second number of images are displayed, displaying that uses information indicating a defocus range of focus or non-focus and information indicating a defocus range in which a focus position is changeable or a defocus range of a case where an aperture value is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Onuki
  • Patent number: 11086403
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-user shared virtual and augmented reality-based haptics are disclosed. One illustrative method for multi-user shared virtual and augmented reality-based haptics includes determining a position of an object; determining a viewpoint of at least one observer with respect to the object; determining a haptic effect to be output based at least in part on the position and the viewpoint; and outputting the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: William S. Rihn, David M. Birnbaum, Shadi Asfour, Satoshi Araki, Sanya Attari
  • Patent number: 11070724
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method that are capable of more facilitating editing. The image processing apparatus includes an operation detection unit that detects an operation input by an operation unit and a display control unit that outputs, to an immersive presentation device, part or entirety of a spherical image on which an image of the operation unit is superimposed, as a presentation image, to cause the immersive presentation device to display the presentation image, the display control unit being configured to control, in a case where the operation input has been detected, the display of the presentation image such that the operation input is reflected, in which the operation detection unit detects coordinates at a position pointed by a pointer of the operation unit, in the spherical image. The present technology is applicable to an editing system that edits spherical images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Ihara, Kenji Tanaka, Cody Poultney
  • Patent number: 11010597
    Abstract: A system uses facial recognition to exclude persons of interest (e.g., “undesirables”) from events and/or venues. Such a system can include a combination of cameras, edge processing devices, and servers that are in communications coupling (e.g., via a network) and that are on premise and/or in the cloud to recognize such persons of interest (POI) and interdict and prevent such POI from entering, traversing, and/or attending (collectively, “entering”) such venues or events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ISM CONNECT, LLC
    Inventors: Samson Timoner, Robert Banks, Kelly A. Bucey, Patrick L. Quinlan, Gennady Livitz, Sanjay Manandhar
  • Patent number: 10977780
    Abstract: An image processing device acquires the image data from each imaging device and acquires information on a focal length and the number of pixels of each imaging device. The image processing device ascertain a size relationship of a subject shown in a plurality of pieces of image data on the basis of the acquired information, performs resizing so that subject images have the same size, and executes an alignment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10951813
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a method by which the electronic apparatus provides recommendation information related to photography are provided. The method includes detecting, by an electronic device, a face of a subject in a preview screen viewed by a camera of the electronic device and displayed on a display of the electronic device, identifying a current composition information of the preview screen based on the detected face of the subject within the preview screen, determining a recommended photographing composition based at least in part on the identified current composition information of the preview screen and a central composition information, and providing a visual composition guide on the display of the electronic device based on the determined recommended photographing composition, the visual composition guide including a current composition indicator and a recommended photographing composition indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-ho Jung, Yeul-tak Sung
  • Patent number: 10931897
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating an image stack. In use, one or more exposure parameters for an image stack are configured. Next, a capture command is received. Further, a pixel array is initialized within an image sensor of the camera module. Moreover, one or more ambient images are sampled within one or more corresponding analog storage planes. Next, if it is determined whether a strobe unit is enabled, where, if it is determined that the strobe unit is enabled, one or more strobe images are sampled within the corresponding analog storage planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: Adam Barry Feder, William Guie Rivard, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 10911683
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires a first captured image; acquires a plurality of second images; and generates display data including the first captured image and at least a subset of the plurality of second images based on an evaluation parameter corresponding to each of the plurality of second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiki Saito
  • Patent number: 10739994
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a processor, a touch sensor, and a touch controller including a register. The processor writes, into the register, data associated with a partial area of the touch sensor specified to sense an effective touch. When the effective touch is sensed in the partial area of the touch sensor, the touch controller writes data associated with the effective touch into the register, and the processor reads the data associated with the effective touch from the register when the data associated with the effective touch is written in the register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Jin Kim, Man Sung Kim, Jong Kon Bae, Kwang Tai Kim, Min Uk Kim, Dong Hyun Yeom, Kyoung Taek Lee, Hoon Do Heo
  • Patent number: 10706702
    Abstract: Delivery parcel detection systems can include a doorbell having a first wireless communication system and a parcel holding system configured for placement in an entryway. The doorbell can be communicatively coupled to the parcel holding system. The parcel holding system can comprise a sensor configured to detect a delivery parcel located on the parcel holding system. Systems can include a first communication sent from the parcel holding system to the doorbell in response to the parcel holding system detecting an arrival, a movement, or a removal of the delivery parcel. Systems can also include a second communication sent from the doorbell to a remote computing device in response to the doorbell receiving the first communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SKYBELL TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Scalisi, Desiree Mejia, Gregory Saul Harrison
  • Patent number: 10599940
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: acquire information of a photographed image obtained by panoramic photographing of a plurality of display devices; generate display format information including a point of view which is a part of a display format for each display device when each display device displays content information at a point by using the acquired information of the photographed image; and transmit the display format information in order to display a series of content information having different display formats on the plurality of display devices based on the generated display format information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoya Fujisaki, Junichi Yura
  • Patent number: 10582129
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided that includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of viewpoint images having different viewpoint; a calculation unit configured to calculate associated information associated with parallax from the plurality of viewpoint images; an image processing unit configured to generate an output image by performing an image process on image data based on the plurality of viewpoint images; a setting unit configured to set the image process using the image processing unit; and a determination unit configured to acquire the associated information, determine an effect of the image process for each area in the output image, and output the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hamano, Akihiko Kanda, Yoshihito Tamaki
  • Patent number: 10527909
    Abstract: A photography system includes a lighting system configured to provide a lighting scene that is diffused and is artistically desirable. The system includes an array of light panels configured to simulate a wall of windows that receive natural, diffused, and consistent sunlight, such as a large window facing the north. The light panels can operate in various modes of operation, such as a continuous light mode a strobe light mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lifetouch Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Peterson, Michael Surma
  • Patent number: 10516830
    Abstract: Various embodiments describe facilitating real-time crops on an image. In an example, an image processing application executed on a device receives image data corresponding to a field of view of a camera of the device. The image processing application renders a major view on a display of the device in a preview mode. The major view presents a previewed image based on the image data. The image processing application receives a composition score of a cropped image from a deep-learning system. The image processing application renders a sub-view presenting the cropped image based on the composition score in a preview mode. Based on a user interaction, the image processing application renders the cropped image in the major view with the sub-view in the preview mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Jianming Zhang, Zijun Wei, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Radomir Mech
  • Patent number: 10511772
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for continuous image capturing are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes continuously capturing a sequence of images with an image capturing device. The method may further include storing a predetermined number of the sequence of images in a buffer. The method may further include receiving a user request to capture an image. In response to the user request, the method may further include automatically selecting one of the buffered images based on an exposure time of one of the buffered images. The sequence of images is captured prior to or concurrently with receiving the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Brunner, Nikhil Bhogal, James David Batson
  • Patent number: 10497887
    Abstract: After an intermediate region and flexible substrate regions of a plastic film of a multilayer stack are divided from one another, the interface between the flexible substrate regions and a glass base is irradiated with laser light. The multilayer stack is separated into first and second portions while the multilayer stack is in contact with a stage. The first portion includes a plurality of OLED devices in contact with the stage. The OLED devices include a plurality of functional layer regions and the flexible substrate regions. The second portion includes the glass base and the intermediate region. The step of irradiating includes first and second laser light scanning. Irradiation intensity is modulated such that the irradiation intensity for at least part of the interface between the intermediate region and the glass base is lower than the irradiation intensity for the interface between the flexible substrate regions and the glass base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kishimoto, Kohichi Tanaka, Kazunobu Mameno
  • Patent number: 10498982
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating an image stack. In use, one or more exposure parameters for an image stack are configured. Next, a capture command is received. Further, a pixel array is initialized within an image sensor of the camera module. Moreover, one or more ambient images are sampled within one or more corresponding analog storage planes. Next, if it is determined whether a strobe unit is enabled, where, if it is determined that the strobe unit is enabled, one or more strobe images are sampled within the corresponding analog storage planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: Adam Barry Feder, William Guie Rivard, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 10389895
    Abstract: In response to a start of a pinch-out operation in a first display area displaying a preview image, display is switched from a first display mode to a second display mode, and in a case where a pinch-in operation in the first display area ends and a display size of the preview image reaches a predetermined threshold, the display is switched from the second display mode to the first display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yohei Shogaki
  • Patent number: 10371772
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a gradient magnetic field power supply, a voltmeter, and processing circuitry. The gradient magnetic field power supply includes an amplifier amplifying an input signal based on information of a gradient magnetic field waveform and outputting the amplified input signal to a gradient coil, a power supply device supplying power to the amplifier, and a capacitor bank supplying power, together with the power supply device, to the amplifier. The voltmeter measures a voltage of the capacitor bank. The processing circuitry calculates frequency characteristics of an impedance of the gradient coil, based on a voltage variation of the capacitor bank which was measured by the voltmeter, and controls imaging in accordance with the calculated frequency characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Kawajiri, Motohiro Miura, Naoyuki Furudate, Yutaka Machii
  • Patent number: 10298831
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus capable of being remotely controlled from an external apparatus, comprises an image capturing unit, a communication unit configured to communicate with the external apparatus, a reception unit configured to receive a control instruction from the external apparatus via the communication unit, and a control unit configured to control the image capturing apparatus based on the received control instruction, wherein, when a connection with the external apparatus by the communication unit is disconnected during moving image recording in accordance with remote control from the external apparatus, the control unit continues the moving image recording and notifies a user whether to stop the moving image recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jiro Shimosato
  • Patent number: 10182197
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating an image stack. In use, one or more exposure parameters for an image stack are configured. Next, a capture command is received. Further, a pixel array is initialized within an image sensor of the camera module. Moreover, one or more ambient images are sampled within one or more corresponding analog storage planes. Next, if it is determined whether a strobe unit is enabled, where, if it is determined that the strobe unit is enabled, one or more strobe images are sampled within the corresponding analog storage planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Duelight LLC
    Inventors: Adam Barry Feder, William Guie Rivard, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 10178299
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that outputs a first image for display with a first indicator that identifies an initial focus position within a scene of the first image and a second indicator that identifies at least one focus position that is in front of or behind the initial focus position within the scene. The first indicator display is updated in response to an adjustment of the initial focus position to an updated focus position. Another information processing apparatus includes circuitry that generates a virtual image of at least one object included in a first image of a scene from a different point of view. The generated virtual image is output for display with an indicator corresponding to an initial focus position within the scene of the first image. The indicator display is updated in response to an adjustment of the initial focus position to an updated focus position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Yamamoto, Akira Iwase
  • Patent number: 10165177
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to operate a mobile phone are disclosed. An example mobile phone disclosed herein includes an illumination source and an image sensor to capture a first image of a face. The disclosed example mobile phone also includes a logic circuit to determine whether the face in the first image is in a first orientation with respect to the image sensor. When the face in the first image is in the first orientation, the logic circuit is to trigger the image sensor to capture a second image and perform a facial recognition process on the second image, but not on the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Christen V. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10135963
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that may take images and a control method for the mobile terminal are disclosed. The mobile terminal comprises a display module; a camera provided with a plurality of lenses; and a controller configured to receive images through the plurality of lenses and outputting the received images on the display module, wherein the controller generates one moving image data by using an image received from the first lens of the plurality of lenses and an image received from the second lens different from the first lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minchul Kim, Jeonghyun Lee, Kyungmin Cho, Jaemoo Lee, Jongkyeong Park
  • Patent number: 10003791
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus is applied for providing illumination to a photographic device having a photographic field-of-view. The illumination apparatus includes an illumination device and a calibration photographic device. The illumination device is pivoted to a side of the photographic device and has an illumination field-of-view. The calibration photographic device has a calibration photographic field-of-view and is connected to the illumination device to make the calibration photographic field-of-view substantially overlap with the illumination field-of-view and make the calibration photographic device move together with the illumination device. The calibration photographic field-of-view at least partially overlaps with the photographic field-of-view. Accordingly, the present invention could improve convenience of the photographic device in mounting the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Li-Shan Shih, Yi-Hsin Yeh
  • Patent number: 9918077
    Abstract: A collimated object is adjustable to produce collimated light propagating along different propagation directions. The plenoptic imaging system under calibration captures plenoptic images of the object adjusted to different propagation directions. The captured plenoptic images includes superpixels, each of which includes subpixels. Each subpixel captures light from a corresponding light field viewing direction. Based on the captured plenoptic images, a calibration module calculates which propagation directions map to which subpixels. The mapping defines the light field viewing directions for the subpixels. This can be used to improve processing of plenoptic images captured by the plenoptic imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingfei Meng, Liyang Lu, Noah Bedard, Kathrin Berkner
  • Patent number: 9860461
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating an image stack. In use, one or more exposure parameters for an image stack are configured. Next, a capture command is received. Further, a pixel array is initialized within an image sensor of the camera module. Moreover, one or more ambient images are sampled within one or more corresponding analog storage planes. Next, if it is determined whether a strobe unit is enabled, where, if it is determined that the strobe unit is enabled, one or more strobe images are sampled within the corresponding analog storage planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Duelight LLC
    Inventors: Adam Barry Feder, William Guie Rivard, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 9854157
    Abstract: A camera comprises a camera body, an image sensor internal to the camera body for capturing images, a lens assembly, a display screen on an external face of the camera body, and a touch controller. The lens assembly comprises one or more lens elements to direct light to the image sensor. The one or more lens elements includes a lens window on the external face of the camera body that comprises a transparent integrated touch sensor to detect a position of a touch on the lens window and to generate a touch signal indicating the position of the touch. The touch controller processes the touch signal and updates a display on the display screen in response to the touch signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Asuncion
  • Patent number: 9843717
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to capture images are disclosed. An example method includes determining whether a face detected in a first frame captured at a first time with an image capturing device in a first illumination mode is in a first orientation with respect to the image capturing device, operating the image capturing device in a second illumination mode at a second time when the face detected in the first frame is in the first orientation, wherein an illumination source emits light while in the second illumination mode and does not emit light while in the first illumination mode, operating the image capturing device in the first illumination mode at the second time when the face detected in the first frame is not in the first orientation, and performing a facial recognition process on image data captured under the second illumination mode, but not on image data captured under the first illumination mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Christen V. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9736379
    Abstract: The image display apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention comprises: an image input device which inputs an image signal; a particular target detection device which detects a particular target included in the image signal based on a particular target evaluation value indicating the feature of the particular target; a frame display information generation device which generates frame display information indicating a frame surrounding the detected particular target and which causes the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the particular target evaluation value; and a display device which displays the frame based on the generated frame display information. That is, by causing the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the evaluation value of a particular target, it is possible to avoid sudden change in the frame display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Misawa, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9723200
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for camera capture recommendation. For example, an application may operate to capture an image using a capture device (e.g., a user may use a camera of a smart phone to capture a vacation photo for sharing through a social network app). Camera parameters of the capture device and/or a preview data stream (e.g., pixel data depicting a beach “seen” by the camera in real-time) may be used to generate a camera capture recommendation (e.g., a recommendation to use a haze removal module, a high dynamic range module, a focus bracketing module, etc.). The camera capture recommendation is provided to the application. In this way, the application may selectively use, override, supplement (e.g., use an application supplied module), or modify the camera capture recommendation for application to the capture device to obtain an output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kanumuri, Naveen Thumpudi
  • Patent number: 9699351
    Abstract: Methods, system and computer-readable media are disclosed to facilitate presenting a plurality of digital images in a user interface window that includes an image display region and at least one other region available for re-use, receiving input from a user indicating a selection of at least one of the digital images, and modifying the presentation of the user interface window to present the selected at least one digital image in the image display region and to present the non-selected digital images as thumbnail images displayed within the at least one other region available for re-use. The thumbnail images displayed in the re-use region may be selectively displayed in a more prominent manner to facilitate user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua David Fagans
  • Patent number: 9671861
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured to measure an angle of a user's face and rotate a screen thereof. In a method, the electronic device verifies that a face of a user is included in photographed image information, recognizes the face of the user included in the image information, and rotates a screen of the electronic device according to an angle of the recognized face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Gil Roh
  • Patent number: 9633542
    Abstract: In a method for reminding using an electronic device, the method includes controlling a front camera of the electronic device to capture a facial image, determining whether a user needs to shave according to the characteristic information of a beard region of the facial image, and controlling a reminding device to remind the user to shave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Ching Chien, Guo-Tao Feng
  • Patent number: 9615012
    Abstract: A device may operate a first image-capture system to capture first image data of a scene. While the first image-capture system is capturing the first image data, the device may operate a second image-capture system to determine an updated value for the first image setting, and send an instruction to the first image-capture system that indicates to use the updated value for the first image setting to continue to capture the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Burgess Geiss, Marc Levoy, Roman Lewkow
  • Patent number: 9591225
    Abstract: A photographing method of a photographing device is disclosed. The method includes displaying a photographing screen which is divided into a live view area and at least one photographed image area; displaying a photographed image on the at least one photographed image area in response to photographing being performed; and scrolling the at least one photographed image area in a direction corresponding to a scroll gesture of a user in response to the scroll gesture on the photographing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-woo Jung, In-sik Myung, Hye-won Lee
  • Patent number: 9591219
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an electronic device may be configured to capture still frames during video capture, but may capture the still frames in the 4×3 aspect ratio and at higher resolution than the 16×9 aspect ratio video frames. The device may interleave high resolution, 4×3 frames and lower resolution 16×9 frames in the video sequence, and may capture the nearest higher resolution, 4×3 frame when the user indicates the capture of a still frame. Alternatively, the device may display 16×9 frames in the video sequence, and then expand to 4×3 frames when a shutter button is pressed. The device may capture the still frame and return to the 16×9 video frames responsive to a release of the shutter button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: D. Amnon Silverstein, Shun Wai Go, Suk Hwan Lim, Timothy J. Millet, Ting Chen, Bin Ni
  • Patent number: 9591235
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for controlling the brightness of a shot image by controlling an exposure parameter used when the image is taken on the basis of the distribution condition of detail features comprised in each brightness class area of an image frame in a preview image frame. The method includes the operations of acquiring a preview image frame, and determining the brightness level n of each pixel in the preview image frame; dividing the preview image frame into M class areas according to the determined brightness level n of each pixel; determining an exposure adjustment level required when the preview image frame is taken according to the distribution condition of detail features comprised in each class area in the preview image frame; and adjusting a pre-acquired exposure parameter according to the determined exposure adjustment level, and taking an image according to the adjusted exposure parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Li, Changsheng Zhou, Sanfeng Yan, Biao Zhou
  • Patent number: 9571743
    Abstract: A dynamic exposure adjusting method and an electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The method includes the following steps: capturing a plurality of preview images, a plurality of additional images and a first image, wherein the additional images are not displayed in a display unit of the electronic apparatus; analyzing a luminance distribution condition of the first image; obtaining a long exposure time and a short exposure time according to the luminance distribution condition; retrieving at least one specific image corresponding to the long exposure time and the short exposure time from the additional images; combining the first image with the at least one specific image as a processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Shih-Ting Huang, Jian-Wei Lee, Wu-Chu Tsai
  • Patent number: 9531957
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing real-time image vectorization are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a vectorized base image. The method further comprises displaying the vectorized base image on a display screen of the camera. The method further comprises obtaining a user feedback on the vectorized base image from a user. The user feedback comprises user selection of at least one non-vectorized subsection in the vectorized base image. The method further comprises receiving a subsection image, from the camera, comprising the at least one non-vectorized subsection selected based on the user feedback. The further comprises performing vectorization on the subsection image to obtain vectorized subsections. The method further comprises overlaying the vectorized subsections on the at least one non-vectorized subsection of the vectorized base image. The method further comprises merging the vectorized base image with the vectorized subsections to obtain an output vectorized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomson Ganapathiplackal George, Sudheesh Joseph
  • Patent number: 9525797
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for continuous image capturing are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes continuously capturing a sequence of images with an image capturing device. The method may further include storing a predetermined number of the sequence of images in a buffer. The method may further include receiving a user request to capture an image. In response to the user request, the method may further include automatically selecting one of the buffered images based on an exposure time of one of the buffered images. The sequence of images is captured prior to or concurrently with receiving the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Brunner, Nikhil Bhogal, James David Batson
  • Patent number: 9485464
    Abstract: In a processing method for a video conference, start speaking events and end speaking events of endpoints joined in the video conference are detected. Video streaming of a speaking endpoint is displayed in a speaking area of a foreground window of a display device. A current time “t”, a duration time “T” of the video conference, a start speaking time “si” and an end speaking time “ei” of the endpoints are recorded. Real-time activity scores of each of the endpoints are calculated and updated according to video recording contents. Video streaming of non-speaking endpoints are displayed in corresponding areas of the display device according to the calculated activity scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuan-Hung Lin, Chih-Yuan Huang