Film, Disc Or Card Scanning Patents (Class 348/96)
  • Patent number: 10250761
    Abstract: An image handling apparatus is disclosed, including an operation panel, hardware resources, a transferring part, and an image generation controlling part. The transferring part transfers image handle information input at the input screen to an external apparatus. The image generation controlling part receives and parses image generation information for at least one of the hardware resources to execute an image generation based on the image handle information, from the external apparatus in response to an instruction of the image generation, so that at least one of the hardware resources executes the image generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shohhei Moroi
  • Patent number: 10044897
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a support member to support a sheet, a light source that extends in a main-scanning direction and is configured to move in a sub-scanning direction and irradiate light on the sheet as the light source moves in the sub-scanning direction, a conversion unit configured to generate multiple line image data based on light reflected by the sheet and incident thereon, as the light source moves in the sub-scanning direction, and a processing unit configured to carry out a correction process with respect to each of the line image data using a different correction formula for each of the line image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9894304
    Abstract: Photocharge is integrated within a first plurality of pixels of an integrated-circuit image sensor during a first exposure interval. A read-out signal is output from each pixel of the first plurality of pixels upon conclusion of the first exposure interval, each read-out signal indicating a respective level of photocharge integrated within the corresponding pixel during the first exposure interval. Photocharge is also integrated within a second plurality of pixels during a second exposure interval that transpires concurrently with the first exposure interval and has a duration not more than half the duration of the first exposure interval. A read-out signal is output from each pixel of the second plurality of pixels at least twice with respect to the second exposure interval, with each such read-out signal indicating a respective level of photocharge integrated within the corresponding pixel during at least a portion of the second exposure interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Smith, Michael Guidash, Thomas Vogelsang, Jay Endsley, Michael T. Ching
  • Patent number: 9876797
    Abstract: Method for utilizing digital content is provided. The method includes controlling a throughput rate for utilizing the digital content by an accessing system, where the throughput rate is associated with information related to the digital content and is stored as a file. The throughput rate is controlled by a storage system that is operationally coupled to the accessing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb
  • Patent number: 9661236
    Abstract: Described herein is a film scanner, such as scanner for scanning motion picture film, the film scanner comprising one or more imaging devices configured to collect an image of an imaging area; and a transit system for producing relative motion of the film and the imaging device. Advantageously, at least one of the imaging devices comprises a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Windense Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Howell
  • Patent number: 9538109
    Abstract: A time-of-flight camera includes a photosensor and a reference photosensor. Each of the photosensors have accumulation gates and each are configured as a photomixing detector (PMD). A readout device is connected to the accumulation gates of the photosensor and to the accumulation gates of the reference photosensor. The readout device is configured to read out an electric quantity that corresponds to a charge that is present at respective ones of the accumulation gates. An integration time of accumulating the charges is the same for the photosensor and for the reference photosensor and is dimensioned so as to prevent the reference photosensor from reaching saturation during operation of the time-of-flight camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: IFM ELECTRONIC GMBH
    Inventor: Florian Forster
  • Patent number: 9531913
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a support member to support a sheet, a light source that extends in a main-scanning direction and is configured to move in a sub-scanning direction and irradiate light on the sheet as the light source moves in the sub-scanning direction, a conversion unit configured to generate multiple line image data based on light reflected by the sheet and incident thereon, as the light source moves in the sub-scanning direction, and a processing unit configured to carry out a correction process with respect to each of the line image data using a different correction formula for each of the line image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9319468
    Abstract: An information processing method and an information processing apparatus are disclosed. The information processing method is applied to a first electronic device, and includes establishing a communication link between the first electronic device and a second electronic device; determining whether a predetermined display condition is satisfied; when the predetermined display condition is satisfied, displaying a first communication interface to be used for communicating with the second electronic device, wherein the first communication interface can include a first region and a second region that are not totally identical, the first region includes a first sub-region for displaying first information acquired by the first electronic device and/or a second sub-region for displaying second information acquired by the second electronic device, in case of presence of shared information, the second region is provided to display the shared information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanqing Yang, Hongguang Wang, Lei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150077540
    Abstract: System for determining gas permeability (O2, CO2, N2, air) in films, especially edible films, wherein the system comprises a receptacle (A) containing a liquid of low solubility to the gas that is not reactive to it or dissolves the film; gas bubble generating means comprising a cylinder that contains the gas (G); a driver (E) that regulates gas flow and drives the syringe plunger (F); an image acquisition system comprising a high resolution camera (C); lighting (B) that uses a lighting means; and image processing means, preferably a computer program (D); and a method that comprises placing the liquid in an receptacle and letting the gas (G) flow, generating uniform bubbles in the liquid, and placing the film over the liquid; taking photographs or images for a determined time range and frequency and with an auxiliary lighting means; processing photographs or images in an image processing means, and determining variation in the bubbles volume at different times, wherein the bubble volume is determined based on
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE
    Inventors: Fernando Osorio Lira, Javier Enrione Caceres, Olivier Skurtys Bonny, Richardo Andrade Pizarro
  • Patent number: 8982409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus and system for the transfer of motion picture film to reproducible digital imagery products such as digital dailies. In one embodiment of the present invention, a scanning device provides a log video signal representation of received film content, the log video signal including at least grey scale values of the colors of the received film content for enabling a quantitative assessment of the film content exposure information for providing repeatable and reproducible values from which a cinematographer/director of photography could order the color correction or adjustment of the film content in a reproducible manner understood by a color correction specialist or “timer”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joshua Pines, Chris Kutcka
  • Patent number: 8913123
    Abstract: A system for mounting a needle shield to a syringe. The system includes a syringe nest and a gripper having a gripping position and a release position. The gripper is movable between an aligned position and a spaced position. A shaker has a shaker axis that is generally coaxial with the syringe axis. The shaker is movable along the shaker axis. An inspection camera is positioned proximate the syringe axis and defines a line of sight. The syringe nest, gripper, shaker and cap plunger are generally aligned along the syringe axis in a placing configuration wherein the gripper is in the gripping position holding the needle shield. The gripper is in the spaced position and the distal end of the cap plunger is in engagement with the needle shield in a final cap mounting configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Miller
  • Patent number: 8848114
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of liquid crystal display protection panels and liquid crystal display protection panel integrals have low reflection for outdoor applications. Various embodiments also have the advantage of being able to provide increased contrast and brightness for certain convenient viewing directions for outdoor viewers wearing polarized sunglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Ran-Hong Raymond Wang, Min-Shine Chow Wang
  • Patent number: 8773730
    Abstract: A scan assisting fixing device and a scanner using the same are provided. The fixing device is for fixing an object to be scanned, which includes a scanning portion and a holding portion. The fixing device includes an accommodation region, a scan window and a protrusion portion. When the holding portion is loaded in the accommodation region, the scanning portion correspondingly disposed in the scan window is retained and fixed by the protrusion portion, and the position of the holding portion in the fixing device is constant, so that the scanning portion is always within the range of the field depth of the scanner regardless of the specification of the positive film holder, and the clarity of the scanned image is assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yun-Bin Gu, Yong-Xiang Yi, Zhi-Hai Zhang, Jian-Chun Yu, Hong-Peng Li, Ming-Jie Zhao
  • Patent number: 8730409
    Abstract: The invention involves a sort of curved film projection system, including a rendering surface, a projection screen, a real scene rendering model of image system, a rendering model of projection system that renders the projection the image rendered by the rendering model of image system on the rendering surface, and projecting devices that projects the image finally rendered by the rendering model of projection system onto the projection screen through optical lens. The viewing direction and angle from observer's eyes to the rendering surface is consistent with that to the projection screen: The image system rendering model can be reversible on optical path with the projection system rendering model. The curved film projection system not only reduces the rendering cost, but also produces lifelike experience for audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Fantawild Digital Film Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Li, Zhigang Rong, Liang Ding, Tao Cui, Caixia Huo
  • Patent number: 8698890
    Abstract: A method for controlling a scanning apparatus for scanning a continuously moved object includes seizing the actual momentary position of the moving object, and controlling the time instant or period in which image information is captured by the scanning devices in dependence of the actual momentary position of the object. The scanning apparatus in which the method is used includes a multiplicity of line scanning devices arranged adjacent to each other in the direction of the movement of the moved object. Each of the line scanning devices has a multiplicity of pixels that are arranged adjacent to each other in a direction across a path along which the object is moved. The pixels of the line scanning devices accumulate charges according to the amount of incident light. A controlling means is provided for transferring the charges accumulated in individual pixels to pixels in the adjacent line scanning device in synchronism with direction of the movement and the speed of the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: GVBB Holdings S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Klaus Anderle, Thomas Graen
  • Patent number: 8681212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for shooting an entire scene on a single large format film camera and recomposing the filmed scene into a video stream suitable for transfer to conventional formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Brunkhardt, Erik W. Courtney
  • Patent number: 8654192
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to calculating an inter-image effect array capable of tuning an effect of spectral dye density curves for use in a preview of digital motion picture content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Lars U. Borg
  • Patent number: 8570360
    Abstract: A stereoscopic parameter embedding apparatus comprising: a video image input unit operable to input a plurality of pieces of video image data to be processed sequentially; a parameter input unit operable to input stereoscopic parameters for converting a video image into a stereoscopic image, each of which is respectively associated with each of the plurality of video image data; a converter operable to convert each of the input stereoscopic parameters into binary data; and an embedding unit operable to embed bar-code image data corresponding to the binary data in each of the plurality of pieces of video image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Kazunari Era
  • Patent number: 8525878
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing film images which are deviated from the film-recording optical path of a moving picture camera and which are converted into digital assist signals (AS) with the aid of an image sensor which is arranged in the assist optical path (S4) of the moving picture camera which is periodically interrupted according to the image-recording frequency of the moving picture camera. Said assist signals are fed to a data processing device at an image frequency corresponding to the image-recording frequency of the moving picture camera. Said data processing device processes the assist images derived from the digital assist signal (AS) at the image-recording frequency of the moving picture camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Klaus Jacumet
  • Patent number: 8472067
    Abstract: An image output control apparatus includes a recognition unit for recognizing mounting of a recording medium, a reading unit for reading image-reproduction instruction data recorded in the recording medium based on the recognition of the mounting, and a generation unit for performing image generation for output by selectively reading necessary image data from the information recording medium in accordance with the image-reproduction instruction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Shiraiwa
  • Publication number: 20130120558
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to calculating an inter-image effect array capable of tuning an effect of spectral dye density curves for use in a preview of digital motion picture content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Lars U. Borg
  • Patent number: 8401337
    Abstract: Separations or images relating to film or other fields may be registered using a variety of features, such as, for example: (1) correcting one or more film distortions; (2) automatically determining a transformation to reduce a film distortion; (3) applying multiple criteria of merit to a set of features to determine a set of features to use in determining a transformation; (4) determining transformations for areas in an image or a separation in a radial order; (5) comparing areas in images or separations by weighting feature pixels differently than non-feature pixels; (6) determining distortion values for transformations by applying a partial distortion measure and/or using a spiral search configuration; (7) determining transformations by using different sets of features to determine corresponding transformation parameters in an iterative manner; and (8) applying a feathering technique to neighboring areas within an image or separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignees: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Keren O. Perlmutter, Sharon M. Perlmutter, Eric Wang, Paul R. Klamer, Christopher J. Cookson, Massimiliano Gasparri
  • Patent number: 8373750
    Abstract: A device for transferring full frame motion pictures, comprising a series of frames, to an photosensitive material, comprises a digital head comprising a light source, a color filter, at least one device for light modulation, at least one lens for projecting the modulated light onto the photosensitive material, processing electronics and software for processing the signal input, and for transport and shutter device synchronization, a shutter device, a transport device adapted for exposing, section for section, the sections of the photosensitive material corresponding to each of the picture frames to the modulated projected light, a user interface, and a graphical computer interface connected to the digital head. The motion pictures to be transferred to the photosensitive material may have a digital or analogue representation. A corresponding method for transferring full frame motion pictures to a photosensitive material is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Rune Bjerkestrand, Bjorn Garder
  • Patent number: 8345057
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating a coordinated image display. A computer system comprising stored digital templates for said image display can be operated by a user to generate the image display. The templates each have a plurality of digital openings for displaying digital images and each of those openings has a required image attribute. The group of required attributes for the openings are stored as a template recipe. The template recipe includes a required image attribute for a dependent opening. The dependent opening is dependent on an image attribute of an image captured by a capture device coupled to the computer system, which includes scanners and cameras. The captured image can be of a paint swatch, a fabric, furniture, carpeting, or any other item or image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Raymond W. Ptucha, Laura R. Whitby, William Bogart
  • Patent number: 8339448
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit operable to capture a subject to generate image data, an extracting unit operable to extract feature quantity information indicative of a feature of the subject from the image data generated by the imaging unit, a storing unit operable to store the feature quantity information extracted by the extracting unit as a registration candidate, a determining unit operable to determine whether a subject indicated by the feature quantity information extracted by the extracting unit is a same face indicated by the feature quantity information stored in the storing unit as the registration candidate, and a display unit operable to display a screen for prompting a user to perform an operation concerning registration in accordance with number of times the determining unit determines that the subject indicated by the feature quantity information extracted by the extracting unit is the same subject indicated by the feature quantity information stored in the storing unit as the r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Mukai, Akio Nishiyama, Jun Watanabe, Yasutoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8340465
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for processing a moving image, the device including: a selection unit which selects an image group composed of a plurality of still images including a target image from the moving image, according to specified information for specifying the target image among the plurality of still images included in the moving image; an acquisition unit which performs an acquisition process of acquiring the plurality of still images included in the image group from the moving image; and a synthesis unit which performs a synthesis process of synthesizing the plurality of acquired still images and generating a high-resolution image of the target image having a pixel density higher than that of the target image, wherein the selection unit has a function for performing selection by a first mode for selecting the target image and a still image which is located behind the target image in time-series order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Shiraishi, Akemi Ito
  • Publication number: 20120307041
    Abstract: An image acquisition part of an apparatus includes a light irradiation part, a line sensor, an angle change mechanism, and a conveying mechanism for conveying a web. The light irradiation part emits light of a wavelength having the property of passing through a thin film pattern of the web. An irradiation angle of the light from the light irradiation part and a detection angle at which the line sensor captures an image are always the same, and these angles are changed by the angle change mechanism. In the apparatus, a set angle at which the contrast in an image is increased is obtained in advance for the irradiation angle and the detection angle, and these angles are set to that set angle. This enables the line sensor to acquire a high-contrast image using a light source having a single wavelength, thus reducing the manufacturing cost of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Nariaki FUJIWARA, Tadashi FUKAO
  • Publication number: 20120212604
    Abstract: A light box for visual inspection includes a carrier plate, a light source, a shielding element and a controller. The carrier plate for carrying a sample is light-pervious. The light source is disposed on another side of the carrier plate for providing a light. The shielding element is disposed between the carrier plate and the light source for shielding a portion of the light which defines a light-pervious visual inspection region, wherein the size of the visual inspection region is equal to or less than the sample. The controller is electrically connected with the shielding element for driving the shielding element whereby the controller controls the size of the visual inspection region. The foregoing light box may shield the light of the region outside the sample, thereby preventing the strong light emitted from the light box from harming a user's eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Chin-Lai WU, Chun-Yen LIN
  • Patent number: 8238613
    Abstract: The simulation of film grain in an image makes use of parameters contained in a Supplemental Enhancement Information (SEI) message that accompanies the image upon transmission. The SEI message specifies film grain simulation parameters such as the film simulation model, the blending mode, and color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jill MacDonald Boyce, Cristina Gomila, Joan Llach, Alexandros Michael Tourapis, Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Peng Yin
  • Patent number: 8233039
    Abstract: A microscope image pickup system includes: alight source; an object lens; a display device; a record device; a capture device for performing a preview mode in which an image of the test object obtained by the object lens is repeatedly captured and a plurality of captured images are continuously displayed on the display device, or an image record mode in which the image of the test object is captured and the captured image is recorded on the record device; an illumination light amount control device for controlling the amount of light of the illumination light; and a system control device for controlling an operation of the illumination light amount control device depending on the preview mode or the image record mode performed by the capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Sakamoto, Shinichiro Aizaki
  • Patent number: 8218014
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a scanner for a scanned beam display may comprise a scanning platform having a mirror disposed thereon to reflect a beam of light impinging on the mirror, a drive coil disposed on the scanning platform to scan the reflected beam of light in response to a drive current applied to the drive coil. The drive coil has coil winding segments having a narrower width in one or more regions of the drive coil, and has coil winding segments having a greater width in one or more other regions of the drive coil to provide a the drive coil with a reduced electrical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Microvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason B. Tauscher, Dean R. Brown, Matthew Ellis, Wyatt O. Davis, Mark P. Helsel
  • Patent number: 8102419
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for scanning of anamorphic film utilizes increased number of scans and combination of scan lines for video output generation. A progressive raster scan is made of the film and stored in a frame memory. The spacing between the scan lines is made smaller than for the conventional scanning of an anamorphic image. In the preferred embodiment, the spacing between the scan lines for a 2:1 anamorphic image equals the spacing for scanning of a non-anamorphic image. The scan lines are retrieved from the memory and combined, preferably with the two nearest neighbors of the scan line. Optionally, the combined lines are weighted, preferably with the center scan line having larger weight. Subsequent video output lines are formed by repeating the process. Progressive video output or interlace output is provided as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Deluxe Media Services LLC
    Inventors: David E. Holland, Gavin W. Schutz
  • Patent number: 8081208
    Abstract: A high tone image is saved in a versatile image file format to enhance usability. There are provided an imaging unit that images an original image having a predetermined dynamic range, which is a ratio between minimum luminance and maximum luminance; a synthesized image generating part that generates a synthesized image data that is higher in tone than a tone width of the original image by synthesizing a plurality of original images imaged under different imaging conditions at the same observation position; a display unit that displays the images imaged by the imaging unit; a tone conversion part that converts the synthesized image data generated by the synthesized image generating part to low tone image data having a tone width capable of being displayed on the display unit; and a tone data saving part that generates a high tone data-attached display file including a high tone image region for saving the synthesized image data serving as a basis as an image file for saving the low tone image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Inomata, Kang Woobum
  • Publication number: 20110249114
    Abstract: An image display and recording apparatus displays at least one image which belongs to a category as a heading image which shows that category. The heading images are selected from a plurality of images recorded in memory. The display of the heading images allows the content of each category to be grasped at one glance when selecting the category. The heading images may be used when displaying the categories of the images in various types of displays. Such displays include an index screen, a cartridge list screen, a category list screen, a category index screen, a story list screen, and a story index screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Ezawa
  • Publication number: 20110205354
    Abstract: The substrate detection apparatus includes: a collimating reflector located on one side of substrates; an illumination unit configured to radiate light in a planar state toward the collimating reflector such that edge portions of the substrates are located in an optical path of the light; an image acquiring unit configured to acquire a passing light image including the edge portions formed on the collimating reflector with the light radiated in the planar state from the illumination unit; and an image processing unit configured to process the passing light image obtained by the image acquiring unit, thereby detecting the conditions of the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Enomoto, Masao Takatori, Yohichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7986368
    Abstract: A digital photo frame with photographing function includes a digital frame, a lens module, a bracket, and a copy stand. The digital frame may further include a display module, a frame, a memory module, a control module, an input module, a power supply module, and a sense module. The display module is framed within the frame, and the lens module is disposed at a predetermined location on the frame. A paper photo can be disposed on the copy stand that is pivotally connected to the bracket. The input module can input a control signal to operate and control the lens module to copy photograph the paper photo into a digital photo and store the digital photo in the memory module and further display the digital photo on the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Aiptek International Inc
    Inventors: Lien-Chen Lin, Ping-Fu Cheng, Chen-Loon Chang
  • Publication number: 20110149063
    Abstract: The present invention provides a measurement device and a measurement method of double-sided optical films, wherein the device and the method make use of an illumination light source with well-designed bright fields and dark fields and a device with double-sided coincidence optics to obtain the variation information about the horizontal mismatch and the angular mismatch of double-sided optical films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: SHU-PING DONG, HUNG-MING TAI, DEH-MING SHYU, CHI-TANG CHEN, CHING-MING YEH, YI-CHANG CHEN, CHIA-CHI HUANG
  • Publication number: 20110115900
    Abstract: A film scanner includes a specular surface for changing a path and a direction of lights for focusing an image, which is filmed on a film, on a sensing module. With such a disposition, a height of the film scanner is shortened, and a volume of the film scanner is shortened as a result. The film scanner is also burnt with a driver program on a circuit board, which implements or carries an image processing module, so that the film scanner is capable of scanning the image filmed on the film without being connected to a computer, and conveniences in usage and carry of the film scanner is introduced as a result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Anchi Yu, Hui-Wen Wen
  • Patent number: 7933513
    Abstract: A film copy system includes a camera supported by a cradle which is removably attached to a cradle mount. A light shaft carried by the cradle is provided for releasably engaging a film holder and spacing the film holder a predetermined distance from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony Lam
  • Patent number: 7929015
    Abstract: To be able to scan the sprocket holes of a film with improved precision by means of a film scanner, in which a correction signal is generated for compensating picture steadiness errors, it is proposed that the light source generates light in the infrared range, and that the scanning sensor(s) is (are) sensitive in the infrared range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: DFT Digital Film Technology Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Berthold Eiberger
  • Patent number: 7920627
    Abstract: A method for motion estimation and for motion compensated interpolation. By taking a source of video data into account, a size of update vectors to be employed for determining spatial prediction vectors is set in accordance with a detected source mode. By selecting an appropriate update vector size, accuracy of predicted motion and consequently, a picture quality of motion compensated interpolated images can be increased considerably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Hubrich, Michael Grundmeyer
  • Publication number: 20110063599
    Abstract: A film holder is provided. During scanning of a to-be-scanned object, the film holder is inserted into a scanning device. The film holder includes an input portion, a guiding portion and a leveling portion. The input portion has an entrance, a channel and an exit, the channel disposed between the entrance and the exit. During scanning of the to-be-scanned object, the to-be-scanned object passes through the channel. The guiding portion connects to the input portion for guiding the to-be-scanned object. The leveling portion is disposed on one side of the channel. During scanning of the to-be-scanned object, the leveling portion leans against the to-be-scanned object. The sensing unit stably senses the to-be-scanned object. The to-be-scanned object inside the film holder is kept from being scratched and the to-be-scanned object is in smooth move during scanning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: QISDA (SUZHOU) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xian-Jun Wang, Ming-Jie Zhao, Jian-Chun Yu
  • Publication number: 20110063600
    Abstract: A film holder is provided. During scanning of a to-be-scanned object, the film holder is inserted into a scanning device. The film holder includes an input portion, a guiding portion and an information window. The input portion has an entrance, a channel and an exit, the channel disposed between the entrance and the exit. During scanning of the to-be-scanned object, the to-be-scanned object passes through the channel. The guiding portion connects to the input portion for guiding the to-be-scanned object. The information window is formed at and through the guiding portion. During scanning of the to-be-scanned object, the side regions of the to-be-scanned object pass through the information window. Functions of the scanning device are effectively augmented; the film is kept from being scratched; the quality of image scanning is kept from being deteriorated; and it is convenient to use the scanning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: QISDA (SUZHOU) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xian-Jun Wang, Ming-Jie Zhao, Jian-Chun Yu
  • Patent number: 7884970
    Abstract: Disclosed are an information processing apparatus and method, a recording medium and a program, by which an image can be fetched in a size appropriate to a user. An image of a subject picked up by a camera is displayed in a predetermined first range corresponding to a size designated in advance within a predetermined display region of an LCD unit which corresponds to an image pickup range of the camera, but the image of the subject picked up by the camera is not displayed in a surrounding range of the predetermined display region around the first range. If a shutter button is depressed in this state, then the image displayed in the first range is stored in the designated size into a memory. The present invention can be applied typically to a PDA, a mobile terminal, a portable telephone set, a desk-top personal computer or the like which has a function as a digital camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shoko Hiroyasu, Hideki Hiraoka, Tomotaka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7852403
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a body, a first image capturing element, a cover and a arm. The body comprises a first surface and a second surface, with the first surface opposite to the second surface. The first image capturing element is disposed on the first surface. The cover is connected to the body, movable between a first cover position and a second cover position, wherein the cover covers the first image capturing element when the cover is in the first cover position, and the first image capturing element is actuated when the cover is in the second cover position. The arm is connected to the cover, pivoting between a first position and a second position, wherein when the arm is in the second position, a recording medium is received on a first end of the arm, and the first image capturing element captures an image data therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Chu-Chia Tsai, Yi-Wei Tao, Chia-Hsien Li, An-Chung Hsieh, Yi-Lang Chi, Tien-Fu Lee, Meng-Hsiang Chen, I-Ting Chiang
  • Patent number: 7843489
    Abstract: A method for editing spliced-together video comprising a cut-out sequence followed by a cut-in sequence, both being in 3:2 pull-down format. A bad edit is detected, and either a number of contiguous frames at the end of the cut-out sequence and/or a number of contiguous frames at the beginning of the cut-in sequence are deleted in order that the 3:2 pull-down sequence is preserved in the spliced-together video. Alternatively, a first number of frames at the end of the cut-out sequence and/or a second number of frames at the beginning of the cut-in sequence are copied/renamed and inserted from other fields in order that the pull-down format is preserved in the spliced-together video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Nemiroff
  • Patent number: 7808682
    Abstract: An image scanning system comprises: an image-capturing device that captures an image of a scan original and outputs image signals; an image processing circuit that executes image processing on the image signals; an image signal output device that outputs the image signals having undergone the image processing; a calculation device that calculates an estimated length of required time to complete image signal output after a scan instruction with regard to the scan original is issued; and a calculation result output device that outputs calculation results obtained at the calculation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Hidehisa Tsuchihashi
  • Patent number: 7787010
    Abstract: A method for recording video images onto film media includes orienting a flat panel display relative to a film recording device, receiving a first frame of video data and a second frame of video data, displaying a first display image on the flat panel data, wherein the first display image is determined in response to the first frame of video data, and while displaying the fist display image on the flat panel display, exposing a portion of the film media with the film recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventor: David DiFrancesco
  • Patent number: 7738037
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting and correcting motion artifacts in interlaced video signal converted for progressive video display. A correction is applied where interlaced video material is determined to originate from film source, thereby having been converted to video using a process known as 3-2 pulldown. Where the video material is not a result of the 3-2 pulldown process, a check is made for the presence of “pixel motion” so that corrections may be applied to smooth out the pixel motion. To determine 3-2 pulldown or field motion, a video field is compared to the field prior to the previous field to generate field error. Field errors are generated for five consecutive fields and a local minimum error repeated every five fields indicate the origination of the video material from film source using the 3-2 pulldown process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: RGB Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Che Wing Tang, Dung Duc Truong
  • Patent number: 7667880
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that generates a look-up table which can be used to preview digital motion picture content. During operation, the system receives an analytical model for a digital motion picture workflow. Next, the system selects a set of input pixel values. The system then determines a set of output pixel values using the set of input pixel values and the analytical model. Finally, the system generates the look-up table by associating the set of input pixel values with the set of output pixel values. The analytical model comprises a number of models that capture the various stages in the digital motion picture workflow. These models can include a recorder model, a negative film model, a printer model, a positive film model, and a projector model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Adobe Systems, Incorporated
    Inventor: Lars U. Borg