Modification Of Displayed Image Patents (Class 348/333.12)
  • Patent number: 10764481
    Abstract: A small light-emitting device is provided. A light-emitting device which is less likely to produce a shadow is provided. A structure including a switching circuit for supplying a pulsed constant current and a light-emitting panel supplied with the pulsed constant current has been conceived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Hisao Ikeda, Kazuhiko Fujita, Akihiro Kaita
  • Patent number: 10764511
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: capturing, using a first camera of an information handling device, a first image of an area, wherein the first image is associated with a first capture orientation; capturing, using a second camera of the information handling device, a second image of the area, wherein the second image is associated with a second capture orientation; determining, using a processor, whether the first capture orientation or the second capture orientation corresponds to a viewing orientation of the information handling device; and displaying, responsive to the determining, one of the first image or the second image. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler, Mark Patrick Delaney
  • Patent number: 10762661
    Abstract: An object is to easily and appropriately identify the orientation of imaging means at the time of image capturing. A control section of an imaging device or an image processing device acquires an image captured by an imaging section and performs image recognition processing of recognizing a photographic subject corresponding to a first orientation such as a horizontal imaging orientation or a vertical imaging orientation in the image so as to judge whether a predetermined photographic subject is present in the image. Then, based on the judgment result, the control section identifies whether the orientation of the imaging device or the imaging section at the time of image capturing is the first orientation or a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Takayama
  • Patent number: 10755388
    Abstract: Methods and devices for protecting personal privacy in captured image data by controlling privacy masking of an image, where the degree of blurring to be applied to a privacy area of the image depends on a threshold distance from the image capturing device, and the spatial resolution of content of the scene at this distance in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Johan Nyström, Song Yuan, Björn Ardö
  • Patent number: 10732830
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a touch panel that is configured to be touched by a user, a display unit, and a processor that is configured to measure a sliding amount of a user's slide operation while the slide operation is performed, the slide operation being started from a position on the touch panel, and continuously control a switching amount of switching an image displayed on the display unit to another image while the slide operation is performed, the switching amount of switching being variable according to the measured sliding amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Hideaki Matsuda, Jun Muraki
  • Patent number: 10652451
    Abstract: An image capture control apparatus detects a more detailed part of a specific object from an image, and controls so as to if a predetermined condition is satisfied and there is a setting that makes it impossible to designate the detailed part as an AF target, not execute adjustment of a position in accordance with manual focus (MF) even if a specific operation is performed while an operation for the shooting preparation instruction continues, and if a predetermined condition is satisfied and there is a setting that makes it possible to designate the detailed part as an AF target, execute adjustment of a focus in accordance with MF in response to a specific operation being performed while an operation for the shooting preparation instruction continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jiro Shimosato
  • Patent number: 10638049
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a focus detector configured to detect a focus state based on an image signal acquired from an imaging part, a main object detector configured to detect a main object among objects in an image based on the image signal output from the imaging part, and a display controller configured to display on a display unit an index representing the focus state detected by the focus detector on the main object detected by the main object detector in manual focusing. The display controller controls switching of the main object in the manual focusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunori Ishii, Makoto Yokozeki
  • Patent number: 10582134
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus comprises an image pickup unit, a cutout image generation unit for cutting out a specified area in a pickup image taken by the image pickup unit to generate a cutout image enlarged at a specified magnification, an image display unit for displaying one or both of the pickup image taken by the image pickup unit and the cutout image generated by the cutout image generation unit, a display image control unit for controlling a method of displaying an image the image display unit displays, a manual focus operation unit for the user to control through manual operation the focus position of the image pickup unit, and a manual zoom operation unit for the user to control the zoom magnification of the image pickup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Hirooka, Hiroshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 10571145
    Abstract: A maintenance support system includes an air conditioner system including air conditioners, an Internet line, a portable terminal and a server, and supports maintenance of the system. The system, portable terminal, and server are communicably interconnected via the Internet line. The server stores individual identification information, operation information and abnormality history of each air conditioner. The portable terminal receives the individual identification information, operation information and abnormality history of each air conditioner from the server. The portable terminal includes an image pickup unit photographing a space to acquire a picked-up image thereof, and a display unit displaying the air conditioner included in the picked-up image and one of the individual identification information, the operation information and the abnormality information of the air conditioner in association with each other with one being superimposed on other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yohei Miyaura
  • Patent number: 10558029
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for constructing an image of a sample using a plurality of images acquired under multiple illumination conditions. In some cases, a microscope may include an image capture device, an illumination assembly, and a processor configured to acquire a plurality of images of a sample and a fiducial marker under a plurality of different illumination conditions and to reconstruct a high resolution image in response to the plurality of images. The disclosure also provides a method for generating a high resolution image of a sample comprising acquiring a plurality of images of a sample and a fiducial marker under a plurality of different illumination conditions and reconstructing the high resolution image in response to the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Scopio Labs Ltd.
    Inventors: Ben Leshem, Itai Hayut, Erez Na'Aman, Eran Small
  • Patent number: 10560635
    Abstract: [Object] To implement image capturing in a form close to the user's intention through a simpler manipulation. [Solution] A control device including: a setting unit configured to set a region corresponding to at least a part of an image captured by an imaging unit in accordance with display information for assisting with photography, the display information being displayed together with the image; and a control unit configured to control an operation related to imaging by the imaging unit on a basis of the at least one region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Nao Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10560565
    Abstract: Disclosed is an operating method of an electronic device. The operating method includes acquiring phase information of the electronic device while a first application is executed; determining whether the electronic device is rotated based on the phase information; and executing a second application when the electronic device is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junwon Jung, Jeong-Won Ko, Joong-Hun Kwon, Chang-Hwan Kim, Sangdeuk Nam, Seung Wook Nam, Myoung-Soo Park, Sunyoung Park, Kyungjun Lee, Dong Oh Lee, Huichul Yang, Hyunyeul Lee, Soojin Jeong Lim, Joonhwan Kim, Hyungsok Yeo, Jae-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10547799
    Abstract: An apparatus for increasing the resolution of at least one portion of a cryogenically cooled and vacuum-sealed infrared imaging detector including a two-dimensional detector array having a fill factor value, the portion of the array successively exposed to an image scene to acquire multiple infrared imaging samples of the scene, a masking filter having a single pattern, disposed between the array and the image scene and operative to reduce the fill factor value of the portion of the array by a fill factor reduction amount (FFRA), an optical element disposed between the masking filter and the image scene, a directional angle shifter for shifting an angle at which the imaging samples are directed onto the portion of the array thereby successively shifting the image scene relative to the portion of the array between each of the imaging samples by a shifting increment corresponding to the FFRA and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ELBIT SYSTEMS ELECTRO-OPTICS ELOP LTD.
    Inventors: Shalom Binder, Dov Frieman, Avishay Nachum
  • Patent number: 10540745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for zooming an image displayed in a viewport, wherein the image comprises a plurality of regions, each region of the plurality of regions having a zoom function associated with the region, the system comprising an input unit for receiving a region input for selecting a region of the plurality of regions and for receiving a zoom input for zooming the image, and a zoom unit for zooming the image based on the zoom input, using the zoom function associated with the selected region. The zoom function associated with each region of the plurality of regions may be defined in any way deemed useful. For example, it may be defined in such a way that the selected region or an interesting portion of it is displayed in the viewport or, vice versa, the selected region or an interesting portion thereof is removed from the displayed view of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Iwo Willem Oscar Serlie, Rudolph Martherus
  • Patent number: 10506159
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. In particular, a multi-view interactive digital media representation can be generated from live images captured from a camera. The live images can include an object. An angular view of the object captured in the live images can be estimated using sensor data from an inertial measurement unit. The determined angular views can be used to select from among the live images and determine when a three hundred sixty degree view of the object has been captured. When the plurality of images is output to a display, the object can appear to undergo a 3-D rotation, such as a three hundred sixty degree rotation, through the determined angular view where the 3-D rotation of the object is generated without a 3-D polygon model of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Chris Beall, Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10490148
    Abstract: A display driver panel device and a method therefor are disclosed. The device includes: an image sensor array consisting of pixel sensor elements arranged in M rows and N columns; and a display driver array consisting of display driver elements arranged in M rows and N columns. Each of the display driver elements corresponds to a respective one of the pixel sensor elements. As such, first display input signals generated by the pixel sensor elements from a received external imaging radiation can be sent to the respective corresponding display driver elements. As a result, the display driver elements respond at the same time, resulting in an increased response speed of the display driver panel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI JADIC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaochuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10474892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal having an image capturing function and a control method therefor. The mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a camera; a display unit for outputting images received through the camera; and a control unit for outputting the images to a part of an output area of the display unit and controlling the display unit such that the images are outputted in a preset manner, wherein the control unit outputs the image in a region other than a region in which the image is outputted during the capturing on the basis of capturing of the images, such that different images related to an iris are captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangyong Kim, Eunyoung Park, Seungyong Lee, Seungbum Hong
  • Patent number: 10397482
    Abstract: An imaging control apparatus includes a display control unit for performing control to present a 2-area enlargement display of displaying live view images captured at two imaging regions in an imaging unit that are separately arranged in a width direction or a height direction on a display unit, and a control unit for performing control to conduct an autofocus operation inside a range displayed in the 2-area enlargement display while maintaining the 2-area enlargement display in response to an autofocus instruction operation on a first operation unit in a state where the 2-area enlargement display is presented, and end the 2-area enlargement display and conduct the autofocus operation in a range independent of the inside the range displayed in the 2-area enlargement display in response to an autofocus instruction operation on a second operation unit in a state where the 2-area enlargement display is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yosuke Takagi
  • Patent number: 10387730
    Abstract: Disclosed are augmented reality (AR) personalization systems to enable a user to edit and personalize presentations of real-world typography in real-time. The AR personalization system captures an image depicting a physical location via a camera coupled to a client device. For example, the client device may include a mobile device that includes a camera configured to record and display images (e.g., photos, videos) in real-time. The AR personalization system causes display of the image at the client device, and scans the image to detect occurrences of typography within the image (e.g., signs, billboards, posters, graffiti).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Piers Cowburn, Qi Pan, Eitan Pilipski
  • Patent number: 10275854
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing device, a signal processing method, a solid-state image sensor, an imaging device, an electronic device, and a program capable of generating an interpolated pixel such that occurrence of jaggies may be inhibited without blurring an image with a small calculation amount. Two candidate lines are set in each of a horizontal direction and a vertical direction in positional relationship symmetrical about a current pixel. The candidate lines are narrowed to two lines in the horizontal direction or in the vertical direction according to a pattern to which the current pixel belongs. Furthermore, searched pixels on the candidate line are narrowed according to the pattern. A weight value is calculated on the basis of similarity between a current block and a block in the same phase at the same distance from the block by block matching by a block to which the current pixel belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teppei Kurita, Hideshi Yamada, Daisuke Iso
  • Patent number: 10231791
    Abstract: An improved device for regenerating an infrared signal transmitted over the air for use in detecting a 3-dimensional position of an object. The regeneration device includes an infrared signal transmitter and detector that receives from the object a responsive infrared signal in response to the infrared signal transmitted by the transmitter. A low pass filter receives the responsive infrared signal from the detector and outputs a low-pass filtered signal. A comparator compares the output of the infrared signal detector and output of the low pass filter and generates an output representing a logic state based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. LeBoeuf, II, Zachary Olenio, James Yau, Neil R. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10212382
    Abstract: A captured image and a blank area generated by a difference between an aspect ratio of the image and an aspect ratio of a screen are displayed on the screen. An item is located on the image and is displayed on the screen when the item is set to be superimposed and recorded on the image, and the item is located on the blank area and is displayed on the screen when the item is set to be recorded without being superimposed on the image. The image on which the item is superimposed is stored in a memory unit when the item is set to be superimposed and recorded on the image, and the image on which the item is not superimposed is stored in the memory unit when the item is set to be recorded without being superimposed on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshimichi Ise
  • Patent number: 10171869
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to determine engagement levels of audience members are disclosed. An example method includes capturing, with a sensor, image data depicting an environment in which a first media device is to present media. Analyzing the image data to determine whether the environment includes a second media device emanating a glow. When the environment includes the second media device emanating the glow, calculating an engagement for a person in the environment with respect to the first media device, the engagement being calculated based on a characteristic of the second media device emanating the glow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Alejandro Terrazas
  • Patent number: 10162516
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to make it possible to easily display user's desired images. An imaging apparatus includes a frame rate acquiring unit, a measuring unit and a reproduction control unit. The frame rate acquiring unit acquires the imaging frame rate of a video to be reproduced. The measuring unit measures the operation speed of a user's touch operation on a touch panel while the touch operation is performed. The reproduction control unit controls reproduction of the video which is displayed on the display panel, based on the acquired imaging frame rate and the subsequently measured operation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Hideaki Matsuda, Jun Muraki
  • Patent number: 10110821
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs control to generate a first video signal containing a video image in which a first range in an acquired image is resized to have a predetermined aspect ratio if the image processing apparatus is in a first mode of acquiring an image of a recording target region, and generate a second video signal containing a video image in which a second range different from the first range in the acquired image is resized in such a manner that an aspect ratio of the recording target region contained in the second range after the resizing matches the predetermined aspect ratio if the image processing apparatus is in a second mode of acquiring an image containing a peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Ogaki
  • Patent number: 10097753
    Abstract: An image data processing method and apparatus are disclosed. The method comprises: loading preview image data input by image hardware; acquiring at least one of a feature image, current time information, and geographical location information; loading at least one of the feature image, the time information, and the geographical location information in the preview image data by using a canvas category; driving the image hardware to generate target image data; and embedding at least one of the feature image, the time information, and the geographical location information into the target image data according to a first coordination location in the preview image data by using the canvas category. The present disclosure implements automatic post processing of image data without the need to open a professional image processing tool to perform post processing, thereby greatly improving the convenience of operation, reducing the threshold of operation and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qing Mu
  • Patent number: 10088866
    Abstract: A method for controlling an orientation of data on a display of a device, includes determining a device angular position for the device, determining a usage context parameter for the device, and controlling the orientation of the data on the display based on the device angular position and the usage context parameter. A device includes a display, an orientation sensor to determine a device angular position for the device, and a processor coupled to the orientation sensor. The processor is to determine a usage context parameter for the device and control the orientation of the data on the display based on the device angular position and the usage context parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Mark Braun, Francis Forest
  • Patent number: 10078376
    Abstract: Methods and modules for a multimodal text input in a mobile device are provided. Text may be input via keyboard or camera mode by holding the camera over written text. An image is taken of the written text, text is recognized, and output to an application by: activating a keyboard mode; providing an A-Z-keyboard in a first input field; activating the camera mode; capturing the text image and displaying the captured image in a second field of a device display; converting the captured image to character text by OCR and displaying the recognized character text on the display; outputting a selected character as the input text to the application upon a character selection, or outputting a selected part of the recognized character text as the input text to the application upon a selection of the part of the recognized character text via by a single keypress, control command, or gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Cüneyt Göktekin
  • Patent number: 10003766
    Abstract: A camera device with a dynamic touch screen shutter, and method therefor, are provided. The camera device comprises: a sensor for providing an electronic signal corresponding to an image; a touchscreen having a region for displaying the image and receiving touch input, the region having at least one subregion; and a processor enabled to: display the image in the region; execute a shutter command to store the image in a memory when the touch input is received in the region but not in the at least one subregion when the at least one subregion contains at least one of an icon and a graphical control, the graphical control for controlling the camera device; change displaying of at least one of the icon and the graphical control; and, in response, dynamically change a position of the at least one subregion within the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher William Wood, Jonas Ove Arbsjö
  • Patent number: 9992409
    Abstract: Provided is a digital mirror apparatus including: a camera that captures an image of a user; a display having a display surface located at a position that allows the user to visually identify the display; a controller; a memory; and a control panel operable by the user, wherein the controller: horizontally flips a live image of the user that is being captured by the camera to generate a mirror image; reads a reference image to be compared with the mirror image; superimposes the reference image on the mirror image to display on the display a display image in a region of the display in which the reference image and the mirror image overlap one another; and stores one frame of the live image in the memory, based on an operation performed on the control panel by the user while the display image is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naomi Anzue, Michihiro Yamagata, Norihiro Imamura, Yoshimitsu Noguchi
  • Patent number: 9942469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal, by which an image can be easily attached. In particular, the present invention includes a 1st camera, a touchscreen, and a controller controlling the touchscreen to output a running screen of a prescribed application and a preview screen of the 1st camera to a 1st region and a 2nd region on the touchscreen, respectively, the controller, if a photograph command is received, attaching an image data photographed through the 1st camera to the prescribed application, wherein a data size of the attached image data is based on a size of the 2nd region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hoyoun Lee, Woongil Choi
  • Patent number: 9807374
    Abstract: A camera unit that captures and generates a plurality of images of a subject and a setting unit that sets different image capturing positions of the camera unit are provided. The setting unit sets the different image capturing positions so that the distance between an n-th image capturing position and an n+1th image capturing position and the distance between an m-th image capturing position and an m+1th image capturing position among the different image capturing positions differ from each other, where n and m are different natural numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kawamoto, Takeshi Ito, Takuma Chiba, Masanobu Inoe
  • Patent number: 9747723
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes: displaying an event on a first display device associated with a client device, the event comprising at least one video scene; enabling an electronic device to communicate with the client device; receiving a user input requesting augmented reality content associated with the at least one video scene; identifying a relevant portion of the augmented reality content to render on a second display associated with the electronic device, wherein the relevant portion comprises video frames corresponding to the at least one video scene and additional content surrounding the video frames; and rendering the relevant portion on the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Gardes, Yann Prat, Olivier Lacour, Didier De Marrez, Laurent Chauvier
  • Patent number: 9736380
    Abstract: A display control apparatus determines determine whether or not light field information with which an image whose focus state has been changed can be generated is associated with a second image in a second focus state that is different from a first image in a first focus state corresponding to the light field information. If it is determined that the light field information is associated with the second image, the display control apparatus displays a first display item that notifies that the second image is present on a display device together with the first image. In response to receiving an input of an instruction on the first display item, the display control apparatus displays the second image associated with the light field information on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshitaka Aiba
  • Patent number: 9674452
    Abstract: A system and method for correcting the perspective of visual data in real-time is disclosed. A electronic device accesses live visual data through a camera associated with an electronic device. The electronic device displays the live visual data on a display associated with the electronic device. The electronic device detects tilt data from a sensor associated with the electronic device, wherein tilt data indicates that the electronic device has tilted from an original angle to a current angle. In response to detecting tilt data from the sensor associated with the electronic device, the electronic devices alters the displayed live visual data to correct a live perspective of a live video feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Visual Supply Company
    Inventors: Zachary Daniel Hodges, Robert A. Newport
  • Patent number: 9654686
    Abstract: A location information designating device includes a location confirming image acquiring section, a display control section, an operating unit that designates a target location in the location confirming image displayed in the display; and a communicating unit. The location confirming image acquiring section acquires a location confirming image by which location information is confirmable. The display control section displays the acquired location confirming image in a display. The operating unit designates a target location in the location confirming image displayed in the display. The communicating unit transmits, to an external information device, information of the designated target location and the acquired location confirming image together with a request for an action to be performed by a user of the external information device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hara, Koichi Shintani
  • Patent number: 9646576
    Abstract: An inclination detection unit detects an inclination of the terminal device. A screen image rotation unit rotates a screen image when an inclination state of the terminal device detected by the inclination detection unit becomes a predetermined state. A captured image obtaining unit obtains a captured image of an image capturing unit for capturing an image of a user seeing the screen image. A comparison unit compares a captured image of the image capturing unit before the inclination state of the terminal device becomes the predetermined state with a captured image of the image capturing unit when or after the inclination state of the terminal device becomes the predetermined state. A suppression unit suppresses a rotation of the screen image by the screen image rotation unit, based on a result of comparison by the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9641746
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a display, a capturing module configured to obtain a photographed image, a touch detection module configured to receive a touch operation, a main storage module and an auxiliary storage module, and a control module. The control module temporarily stores in the main storage module successively photographed images photographed at a predetermined time interval by the capturing module, and displays a postview screen for allowing a user to select a predetermined photographed image from a successively photographed image group stored in the main storage module when the touch detection module receives a touch operation with respect to a shutter icon. The control module stores a selected photographed image in the auxiliary storage module when the touch detection module receives a touch operation with respect to a photographed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 9628693
    Abstract: A systems, article, and method to provide automatic focus with a controllable phase detection mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsin-I Cindy Liu
  • Patent number: 9621779
    Abstract: A face recognition device includes: an image capture unit, an area detection unit, a feature amount extraction unit, a distance estimation unit and a feature amount update unit. The image capture unit is configured to capture an image of an object. The area detection unit is configured to detect a given area of the object based on an image obtained as an image capture result of the image capture unit. The feature amount extraction unit is configured to extract a feature amount within the given area detected by the area detection unit. The distance estimation unit is configured to estimate a distance between the image capture unit and the given area. The feature amount update unit is configured to update the feature amount extracted by the feature amount extraction unit based on the distance estimated by the distance estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuji Aoki, Akihiro Nakanowatari, Shin Yamada, Hiroaki Yoshio, Takayuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 9618613
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus includes a radio transmitting/receiving unit having a directional antenna and a storage unit storing reference image data and captured image data obtained by an imaging unit. The imaging unit has an optical axis oriented in the same direction as the radio wave direction of the directional antenna and captures an image related to a line of sight of the other opposed radio communication apparatus. The radio communication apparatus further includes an image processing unit comparing the reference image data with the captured image data and a control unit detecting, from the comparison result, and informing that an obstacle is traveling toward the aforementioned radio wave direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Murakami, Satoru Ujiie, Kanemi Sasaki, Shinya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9591207
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile terminal and a method of capturing an image using the same. The mobile terminal controls a camera conveniently and efficiently to capture an image and performs focusing in various manners to capture an image. Accordingly, a user can obtain a desired image easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Woo Chang Chun, Jin Sang Yun, Ja Won Koo
  • Patent number: 9549120
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an adaptive data path for computer-vision applications. Utilizing techniques provided herein, the data path can adapt to the needs of a computer-vision application to provide the needed data. The data path can be adapted by applying one or more filters to image data from one or more sensors. Some embodiments may utilize a computer-vision processing unit comprising a specialized instruction-based, in-line processor capable of interpreting commands from a computer-vision application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Khosro M. Rabii, Francis B. MacDougall, Evan R. Hildreth
  • Patent number: 9483857
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including an operation detection unit configured to detect an enlargement operation on any image displayed within a display screen among a plurality of images having a predetermined relation, and a display control unit configured to determine a display area of the image based on the detected enlargement operation and to cause a portion corresponding to the display area to be enlarged and displayed for each of the images displayed within the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Yoshinaka
  • Patent number: 9466128
    Abstract: A display is created relating to photography done by a camera. A first coverage zone is determined for at least one of the following: a current photograph, or a first past photograph. A data set is generated corresponding to the display, with the display including at least a portion of the first coverage zone. At least the determining step is performed by at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Eric L. Masselle, Andrew L. Schirmer
  • Patent number: 9449584
    Abstract: A display control apparatus performs, when an image is switched to another image while remaining enlarged, display not giving an uncomfortable feeling to a user, and performs control, when a first image enlarged and displayed on a display unit is switched into a second image, to zoom and display, out of a display magnification of the second image based on magnification information used in the first image before the switching and stored, and of a fit magnification for making the second image have a size falling within a display area in the display unit to match the display area, the second image at a magnification that is the fit magnification or more when the display magnification based on the magnification information is smaller, and the second image at the display magnification based on the magnification information when the display magnification based on the magnification information is larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sayaka Harada
  • Patent number: 9451156
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnifier for use by blind or low vision users. The magnifier includes a camera, such as a CMOS image sensor, that displays enlarged images upon a screen for easy viewing. The magnifier further includes a handle that is pivotally interconnected to a housing to allow for handheld use in a variety of different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Leon
  • Patent number: 9417666
    Abstract: A direction and distance of movement of a display device as well as of a user of the display device are determined. Based on these determined directions and distances of movement, compensation to apply to content displayed on the display device to compensate for movement of the user with respect to the device is determined and applied to the content. A portion of the display device at which the user is looking can also be detected. The compensation is applied to the content only if applying the compensation would not result in the portion being positioned beyond the display device. If applying the compensation would result in the portion being positioned beyond the display device then appropriate corrective action is taken, such as not applying the compensation to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licesning, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Abraham, Andrew V. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 9407964
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for navigating through image frames of video content to display particular frames of the video content while the video content continues to play. The system provides a viewer the ability to interact with and operate a device playing video content using touch input or input from a peripheral device to permit locating and displaying particular frames of video content concurrently with ongoing display of the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Poothabalan Somasundaram, NarayanaDhoss Gopalakrishnan, Saravanan Vijayakumar, Arunkumar Surulinathan, Manjunathan Ramanathan, Thamilenthi Palanivelu, Maria M. Sagayaraj, Ravi Chandra Appasani, Rajeswaran Venugopal
  • Patent number: 9407958
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to determine engagement levels of audience members are disclosed. An example method includes analyzing image data corresponding to an environment in which an audience is exposed to media presented by a first media presentation device to determine whether the environment includes a glow emanating from a second media presentation device; and when the environment includes the glow, calculating an engagement for a person in the environment with respect to the first media presentation device based on a presence of the glow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Alejandro Terrazas