Stereoscopic Image Displaying (epo) Patents (Class 348/E13.026)

  • Patent number: 8982197
    Abstract: An optical filter for stereoscopic image display device and a stereoscopic image display device may be provided. In one embodiment, the optical filter for stereoscopic image display device may include a plastic substrate; an alignment layer; and a retardation layer, and the stereoscopic image display device may include the optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sin-Young Kim, Moon-Soo Park, Byoung-Kun Jeon, Sang-Choll Han, Bu Gon Shin, Hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 8933992
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image recording device, an image reproduction device and a system with such a recording and reproduction device. The recording device comprises an optical axis (1) and a concave mirror (10), whereas through the use of said concave mirror (10) an image of an object (12) can be generated through reflection, the object being located at or projected onto the optical axis (1) near the focal point (11) of the concave mirror (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventor: Stefanus Roemer
  • Patent number: 8922629
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a controller that selects, from multiple images photographed from different viewpoints, a set of images for three-dimensional image display. The controller determines whether or not amount-of-movement information corresponding to a parallax between the images is recorded as attribute information of the images. When the amount-of-movement information is recorded, the controller selects a combination of images having a parallax corresponding to a display size of a display section by using the recorded amount-of-movement information. When the amount-of-movement information is not recorded, the controller selects a combination of images having a parallax corresponding to the display size by determining an amount of movement through use of information resulting from determination of degrees of block matching between images divided into blocks and using information of the determined amount of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Shibata
  • Patent number: 8913108
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and a device of processing parallax information comprised in a signal. A signal comprising parallax map associated with further image information is received. A first data is obtained from the signal indicative of first parallax map constraints. A second data is obtained from the signal indicative of second parallax map constraints. Third data matching third parallax map constraints of a target device is determined by means of processing the at least the first data and the second data. This third data is used to generate an updated signal matching the parallax map information constraints of the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Bart G. B. Barenbrug, Christian Benien, Harald H. A. Van Woerkom
  • Patent number: 8890935
    Abstract: A capturing device includes a display section that changes between and displays a three-dimensional (3D) image and a two-dimensional (2D) image, and a controller that performs an image display control for the display section, wherein the controller changes a display mode of an image displayed on the display section, from a 3D image display to a 2D image display, in accordance with preset setting information, at the time of performing a focus control process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Shibata
  • Patent number: 8803948
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver and a 3D subtitle data processing method thereof are disclosed. A method for processing three dimensional (3D) subtitle data includes receiving, by a receiver, a broadcast signal including 3D subtitle data, extracting, by an extracting unit, subtitle display information for a base view and extended subtitle display information for an extended view from the 3D subtitle data, and controlling, by a controller, a 3D subtitle display using the subtitle display information for the base view and the extended subtitle display information for the extended view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Jin Pil Kim, Ho Taek Hong
  • Patent number: 8698880
    Abstract: A time multiplexed stereo display system is provided. The system includes a video player to output a sequence of image frames with respect to multiple stereo-displayed images. Each of the stereo-displayed images is formed by a first-view image and a second-view image with a parallax therebetween. The sequence of the image frames is sequentially displaying all of the first-view images and then sequentially displaying all of the second-view images to symmetrically transmitting first-view/second-view images. Further, a display panel receives the sequence of image frames for accordingly displaying the image frames. Multiple shutter eyeglasses, are controlled by the video player to transmit the stereo-displayed images, respectively, in accordance with the sequence of the image frames. Each of the shutter eyeglasses has a first-view glass and a second-view glass to accordingly transmit one of the first-view images and the second-view images in each display of the image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Jian-Chiun Liou, Chun-Jung Chen, Kuen Lee
  • Patent number: 8692871
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic display apparatus includes a spatial light modulator in which alignment features such as bump features provide radially symmetric alignment of the molecules of the liquid crystal. A parallax element is arranged over the spatial light modulator to direct light from the pixels into different viewing windows. The apertures of the pixels are shaped such that, for each individual row of pixels, a notional line parallel to the geometric axes of the parallax elements has a total length of intersection with the pixels of the row, weighted for the intensity of light modulated by the alignment features, which is the same for all positions of the notional line. This improves angular intensity uniformity. The pixels may each include plural apertures, wherein the alignment features of the apertures of each individual pixel are offset from one another in a direction perpendicular to said geometric axes. This improves angular contrast uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Jonathan Harrold, Graham John Woodgate, Ren-Wei Liao
  • Publication number: 20140043440
    Abstract: The present invention provides 3D glasses, a 3D display system and a 3D displaying method. The 3D display system comprises: 3D glasses, comprising a first sensor disposed on the 3D glasses for detecting an action of a head of a wearer and a second sensor disposed on the 3D glasses for detecting an action of an eyeball of the wearer; 3D display device, including a screen for displaying a 3D image; and a controller, for controlling a first operation of the 3D display device according to the action of the head, and controlling a second operation of the 3D display device according to the action of the eyeball. The 3D display system provided by the present invention can control the first and second operation of the 3D display device in response to the action of the head and the eyeball, so as to achieve human-machine interaction without any intermediate device. Therefore, it has the advantage of convenient use, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hao Tang, Shuang Xu
  • Patent number: 8633477
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an organic light-emitting diode three-dimensional image display device which comprises a first substrate, a cathode formed on the first substrate, an electron injection layer formed on the cathode, an electron transfer layer formed on the electron injection layer, an emission layer formed on the electron transfer layer, a hole transfer layer formed on the emission layer, a hole injection layer formed on the hole transfer layer, an anode formed on the hole injection layer, a wire grid polarizer formed on the anode and composed of a metal thin film pattern formed at a first angle and a method thin film pattern formed at a second angle perpendicular to the first angle, which are alternately arranged, and a second substrate arranged on the wire grid polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Pavoninekorea Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Jung Lee, Min-Jung Kim, Kyo-Hyeon Lee
  • Publication number: 20130321594
    Abstract: An image synchronization method for a three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus is provided. The method includes steps of: receiving a plurality of first-eye image frames and a plurality of second-eye image frames; selecting a first image frame from the first-eye image frames according to a system time; selecting a second image frame from the second-eye image frames according to a timestamp of the first image frame; and outputting the first image frame and the second image frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventor: Shih-Han Hung
  • Patent number: 8581966
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display method is provided in the present disclosure. The three-dimensional display method includes obtaining position information of an observer; and adjusting displaying content of a stereoscopic image according to the position information. A tracking three-dimensional display unit and an image processing device are also provided in the present disclosure. In the present disclosure, three-dimensional displaying contents may be adjusted according to the position information of the observer to introduce movement parallax, so as to achieve mutual effect between the observer and displaying contents, and enhance the sense of reality of three-dimensional displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SuperD Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Lei Song
  • Publication number: 20130265386
    Abstract: An example non-limiting game apparatus as an information processing apparatus includes a CPU which causes the game apparatus to function as a guide apparatus. A map image of a place or area to be guided is displayed on a lower LCD. When a predetermined position on the map image is designated, a photograph image of a part of a panoramic image produced from a panoramic photograph taken at a real position in a real space that corresponds to the predetermined position is displayed on a stereoscopic LCD. Therefore, not only a planar map image but also an actual photograph at the predetermined position are presented. Furthermore, if the map image is turned, the photograph image of a part of the panoramic image is changed such that the photograph image corresponds to a turned direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao SHIMIZU, Kosei KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20130242062
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling switching of a barrier component for efficiently displaying various types of 2-D content and 3-D content on a projector screen are presented. A barrier control component detects an optical signal in a control region of the projector screen that is providing visual content to the barrier component, and identifies the type of visual content, such as 2-D content or 3-D autostereoscopic content, based on the optical signal. The barrier control component identifies a control signal based on the identified content type, and transmits the control signal to the barrier component via a wireline or wireless connection. The barrier component is controlled to automatically switch to a desired mode, such as 2-D mode or 3-D autostereoscopic mode, and employ a desired barrier pattern, in response to the received control signal. The barrier component is powered using a solar cell component that generates power using the optical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventor: Tsang Wai Ming
  • Publication number: 20130201305
    Abstract: The described examples provide a method and system to divide a main screen on a wireless device into two or more logical screens or regions. Each region is capable of presenting its own multimedia data or content without user intervention. In one example, the audio signal for a desired multimedia data is sent via wireless connections, such as Bluetooth® or other wireless personal area networks (WPAN), to each user. The described examples enable multiple content viewing on a single wireless device. Also described are eyeglasses capable of selecting which audio stream to receive based on a user's gaze position to the display that has been divided into multiple regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Salvador SIBECAS, Eric Thomas EATON
  • Patent number: 8497858
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for processing a graphic stream. The method may include determining whether a graphic picture is reproducible as a three-dimensional (3D) image by assigning different depth values according to graphic objects or by assigning the same depth value to the graphic picture, using 3D capability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-Soo Jung, Sung-Wook Park, Dae-Jong Lee, Hye-Young Jun
  • Publication number: 20130182083
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an autostereoscopic display system, having the steps of detecting a camera viewing position (P) of a camera (16; 116) arranged to be able to observe a display (22) of the autostereoscopic display system (S12), providing and displaying on the display (22) in an autostereoscopic display mode of the display (22) a test pattern including different image information for at least two laterally displaced respective viewing positions (28; 32) in front of the display (22), of which viewing positions at least one is based on the detected camera viewing position (P), based on system parameters of the autostereoscopic display system (S14, S16), and adjusting at least one of the system parameters based on a camera image of the test pattern as observed by the camera (16; 116) (S22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: SEEFRONT GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Grossmann
  • Publication number: 20130155210
    Abstract: Shutter glasses for a three-dimensional video system includes a first lens, a second lens, a lens control module coupled to the first lens and the second lens for alternately blocking the first lens and the second lens according to a synchronization signal, an image capturing device for capturing a plurality of images including a synchronization image outputted from a display of the three-dimensional video system, and a timing generating module coupled to the image capturing device for generating the synchronization signal according to the synchronization image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Yuan-Lang Ma
  • Publication number: 20130147929
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video processing device includes a test pattern controller configured to output a test pattern to a display capable of displaying stereoscopically. The test pattern is indicative of whether a viewer is substantially at a center of a viewing area in which a video is viewed stereoscopically. The test pattern includes first to sixth parallax images corresponding to respective first to sixth viewing points arranged in a horizontal direction. The third parallax image and the fourth parallax image include a first mark The first parallax image and the sixth parallax image include a second mark different from the first mark. The second parallax image and the fifth parallax image include neither the first mark nor second mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yutaka IRIE, Toshihiro MOROHOSHI
  • Publication number: 20130147932
    Abstract: A stereoscopic video display apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a plane display device having a display face in which a first pixel and a second pixel having an equal area and different shapes are arranged alternately in a row direction and a column direction; an optical plate disposed in front of the display face of the plane display device; a video generation unit generating a video for stereoscopic image display and a video for two-dimensional image display from a video signal; and a luminance control unit changing luminance values of the first and second pixels which are adjacent to each other when displaying the video generated and exercising control to cause an average luminance of the first pixel and the second pixel before the change and an average luminance of the first pixel and the second pixel after the change to become equal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Masayuki Tokunaga, Tatsuo Saishu
  • Publication number: 20130128014
    Abstract: Moving pictures, as may be exemplified by television programming, are viewed stereoscopically. The system preferably comprises a visual display screen upon which may be displayed a left-to-right reversed visual display. A reflecting surface is positioned opposite the visual display screen for reflecting imagery from the visual display screen toward the viewer. The reflected imagery provides a reflected left-to-right correct visual display. The visual display screen is spaced from the reflecting surface such that the viewer's perception of the visual display screen causes the viewer to focus on a point behind the reflecting surface thereby requiring the viewer to perceive laterally offset reflections of the visual display screen at the reflecting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Leslie C. Hardison
  • Publication number: 20130120534
    Abstract: A display device comprising a storage unit that stores a video signal of a subject, image capturing position information, and shooting direction information, a display unit, a display posture information acquiring unit, a calculating unit that calculates a relative positional relation of a plurality of image capturing positions in a stereoscopic space based on the image capturing position information stored in the storage unit, and calculates a relative directional relation of a plurality of shooting directions in the display direction of the display unit based on the shooting direction information stored in the storage unit and the display direction information acquired by the display posture information acquiring unit, and a control unit that controls the display unit displaying a rotation video obtained by rotating the video of the subject corresponding to the video signal stored in the storage unit according to the relative directional relation calculated by the calculating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Olympus Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130113900
    Abstract: A viewing system is disclosed, comprising: a detector of electromagnetic radiation (EMR); and a control system connected to receive signals from the detector, and configured to identify an image locator, disposed within a field of view of the detector in use, and select for detection by the detector the image locator or an image located by the image locator. A viewing method is disclosed comprising: detecting electromagnetic radiation from an image locator disposed within a field of view of a detector; identifying the image locator with a control system; and displaying the image locator or an image located by the image locator on one or more displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: James Ortlieb
  • Publication number: 20130107022
    Abstract: Three dimensional AVDD display technology can be used to display user interfaces or elements of user interfaces and can be used in cooperation with one or plural cameras to enable a viewer of the AVDD to “touch” a user interface or part of a user interface presented in three dimensional space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Publication number: 20130100260
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video display apparatus includes a telop detector, a correction coefficient calculator, a depth corrector, a parallax image generator, and a display. The telop detector is configured to calculate a probability of each pixel block in an input image being a telop. The correction coefficient calculator is configured to calculate a correction coefficient for a first depth value of a correction target frame so that a second depth value of a pixel block having a highest probability of being a telop out of the pixel blocks in the input image is within a first range. The depth corrector is configured to correct a third value of each pixel using the correction coefficient. The parallax image generator is configured to generate parallax images of the input image based on the corrected depth values. The display is configured to display the parallax images stereoscopically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130100259
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to identify exposure to 3D media presentation. An example apparatus includes 3D glasses components to enable presentation of a 3D media presentation. The example apparatus includes 3D glasses to enable viewing of a 3D media presentation. The example apparatus includes a motion sensor carried by the 3D glasses to generate a movement signal. The example apparatus includes a transmitter carried by the 3D glasses to transmit the movement signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Arun Ramaswamy
  • Publication number: 20130100243
    Abstract: A secured stereoscopic device, which includes a processor, a memory, and a stereoscopic rearranger configured to rearrange an unsecured image having a plurality of pixels into a first secured image component and a second secured image component, wherein the first secured image component and the second secured image component each display an indecipherable image. The secured stereoscopic device also includes a stereoscopic control module configured to transform the first secured image component and the second secured image component into a secured stereoscopic image, and a stereoscopic display configured to display the secured stereoscopic image, wherein the secured stereoscopic image displays a decipherable image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Noam SOREK
  • Publication number: 20130093864
    Abstract: An electro-optic device according an embodiment of the invention can increase the number of gray scales capable of being expressed. A liquid crystal panel is viewed via a blocking unit which blocks the field of view in a predetermined non-viewing period. A converting unit converts, based on a video signal, a gray-scale value input for each frame composed of a subfields into a subfield code indicating a combination of ON and OFF of b (2?b?a) subfields included in a viewing period other than the non-viewing period and c (1?c?b) subfields included in the non-viewing period. A driving unit drives a plurality of electro-optic elements each based on the converted subfield code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuro YAMAZAKI, Takashi TOYOOKA
  • Publication number: 20130093863
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal panel of a 3D TV, and the liquid crystal panel is provided with a left eye frame signal watched by left eye, a first frame signal, a right eye frame signal watched by a right eye and a second frame signal for overlay displaying each frame of displays. The first frame signal is a left-right eyes frame signal watched by the left eye and the right eye simultaneously, and the second frame signal is a black signal. The present invention also relates to shutter glasses of a 3D TV. The liquid crystal panel of a 3D TV and the shutter glasses are capable of increasing the display brightness of the 3D TV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Lung Hou, Chengming He
  • Publication number: 20130088574
    Abstract: A detective adjusting apparatus for a stereoscopic image and a related method is disclosed in the present invention. The apparatus includes an image capturing device, an image processing device, a stereoscopic display and an image analyzing/displaying device. The present invention utilizes the method to calculate an angle between eyes' position and a central position according to the face position, to determine the stereoscopic image by analyzing parameters of the stereoscopic image and the stereoscopic display, and to display the continuous stereoscopic image having at least two viewpoints, so the a viewer can watch the stereoscopic image clearly. The present invention is applied to an optical grating or an auto-stereoscopic screen made by lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Chao Hung Lu, Sheng Yun Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130083173
    Abstract: Technology is described for providing a virtual spectator experience for a user of a personal A/V apparatus including a near-eye, augmented reality (AR) display. A position volume of an event object participating in an event in a first 3D coordinate system for a first location is received and mapped to a second position volume in a second 3D coordinate system at a second location remote from where the event is occurring. A display field of view of the near-eye AR display at the second location is determined, and real-time 3D virtual data representing the one or more event objects which are positioned within the display field of view are displayed in the near-eye AR display. A user may select a viewing position from which to view the event. Additionally, virtual data of a second user may be displayed at a position relative to a first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin A. Geisner, Kathryn Stone Perez, Stephen G. Latta, Ben J. Sugden, Benjamin I. Vaught, Alex Aben-Athar Kipman, Michael J. Scavezze, Daniel J. McCulloch, Darren Bennett, Jason Scott, Ryan L. Hastings, Brian E. Keane, Christopher E. Miles, Robert L. Crocco, JR., Mathew J. Lamb
  • Patent number: 8413073
    Abstract: A 3D display device is provided. The 3D display device provides a 3D preview image to be displayed and a control menu for setting various parameters for the 3D preview image to a user and thus enables the user to optimize the 3D parameters before viewing 3D content and view the 3D content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yonguk Lee
  • Publication number: 20130070050
    Abstract: A system and method for converting two dimensional video to three dimensional video includes a processor having an input for receiving a two dimensional image data and an output for outputting three dimensional image data to a display. The processor is configured to receive two dimensional image data, segment a specific object in the two dimensional image data based on variations in brightness and sharpness in the two dimensional image data to identify and locate the specific object in the two dimensional image data. The processor is also configured to adjust the depth value of the specific object over the period of time as the size of the specific object changes in each of the two dimensional images or adjust the depth value of the specific object over the period of time as the size of the specific object changes in each of the two dimensional images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyeong-Seok Victor Ha, Jason Chui-Hsun Yang
  • Publication number: 20130050417
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer position detector, a viewing area information calculator, a control information keeping module, and a viewing area controller. The viewer position detector is configured to detect a position of a viewer using an image taken by a camera. The viewing area information calculator is configured to calculate a first control parameter so as to set a viewing area, in which a plurality of parallax images displayed on a display are viewed as a stereoscopic image, at an area depending on the position of the viewer. The control information keeping module is configured to keep one or a plurality of second control parameters for setting the viewing area at a predetermined area. The viewing area controller is configured to set the viewing area according to the first control parameter or the second control parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tan WANG, Nobuyuki IKEDA, Hiroshi FUJIMOTO, Takashi KUMAGAI, Toshihiro MOROHOSHI
  • Publication number: 20130050446
    Abstract: An object search device has a search area setting unit configured to sequentially set each of a plurality of divisional frame areas as a search area, an object searching unit configured to search an object included in the divisional frame area set as the search area, and detect a coordinate position of the searched object, an object tracking unit configured to perform motion detection by comparing a previous screen frame with a current screen frame based on the coordinate position of the object searched by the object searching unit, and detect the coordinate position of the object in the current screen frame, and a coordinate synthesizer configured to compare the coordinate position of the object searched by the object searching unit with the coordinate position of the object tracked by the object tracking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kaoru Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20130050418
    Abstract: A viewing area adjusting device has an image pickup unit capable of shooting a forward direction of a stereoscopic video display device capable of displaying a stereoscopic video, a viewer information detector configured to detect the number of viewers and positions of the viewers by a video shot by the image pickup unit, a viewing area adjustment policy determining unit configured to select any one of a plurality of viewing area adjustment policies based on the number of viewers detected by the viewer information detector, a viewing area information computing unit configured to compute an adjustment amount for the viewing area, and a viewing area adjusting unit configured to adjust the viewing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Nishioka, Nobuyuki Ikeda, Hiroshi Fujimoto, Toshihiro Morohoshi
  • Publication number: 20130050419
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer position detector, a viewing area information calculator, and a viewing area controller. The viewer position detector is configured to detect a position of a viewer using an image taken by a camera. The viewing area information calculator is configured to calculate a control parameter so as to set a viewing area, in which a plurality of parallax images displayed on a display are viewed as a stereoscopic image, at an area depending on the position of the viewer. The viewing area controller is configured to set the viewing area according to the control parameter in synchronization with a start of displaying a stereoscopic image, and then, keep the set viewing area until receiving an indication for adjusting the viewing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakamura, Shinzo Matsubara, Yutaka Irie
  • Publication number: 20130050449
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer detector that performs face recognition using a video photographed by a camera and acquires position information of a viewer, a correction amount calculator that calculates a correction amount for compensating for an error of the position information involved in deviation of an attaching position of the camera, a position information corrector that corrects the position information using the correction amount calculated by the correction amount calculator, a viewing area information calculator that calculates, using the position information corrected by the position information corrector, a control parameter for setting a viewing area in which the viewer is set, and a viewing area controller that controls the viewing area according to the control parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Morohoshi, Yutaka Irie, Shinzo Matsubara, Yuichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20130044180
    Abstract: Stereoscopic teleconferencing techniques described herein are directed toward systems including a plurality of telecommunication stations. A first telecommunication station includes a stereoscopic camera, a pair of shutter glasses, and a first processing unit. A second telecommunication station includes a display, a pair of shutter glasses, and a processing unit. The stereoscopic camera of the first telecommunication station generates a set of stereoscopic images including one or more users. The processing unit of the first telecommunication station determines a location of the shutter glasses in the sets of stereoscopic images and replaces the image of the shutter glasses with the corresponding portion of the given user's face to generate modified sets of stereoscopic images. The display of the second telecommunication station outputs the modified sets of stereoscopic images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Publication number: 20130044184
    Abstract: The method for 3D visual mapping using 3D stereoscopic video content records live 2D perspective white images mapped to architectural or other 3D objects having abstract shaped surfaces to create 2D perspective masks fitting the surface shapes. Each abstract surface area is covered by a dedicated projector and controller. The mapping is locked into place on a pixel grid, the project being logically recorded-rendered onto a hard drive at native resolution to produce a 2D master mask, which is separated into sub-masks determined by the individual areas of the 2D master mask. Each 2D sub-mask is applied as a video layer and used to mask areas around 3D stereoscopic video content in its timeline. The 2D masked-mapped stereoscopic 3D video can be played on 3D stereoscopic projectors. A common clock synchronizes the processors for playback of the 3D content on the 3D surface areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: JOSHUA SOPHRIN
  • Publication number: 20130038695
    Abstract: A terminal device (10) plays back a 3D image composed of a plurality of viewpoint images. The terminal device (10) is provided with: an assessment unit (16) that assesses whether it is possible to properly display a 3D image on the basis of whether authentication date and time information which has had the suitability of the 3D view between a plurality of viewpoint images authenticated has been allocated to 3D image data for constructing a 3D image; and a control unit (17) that controls the playback of the 3D image according to the assessment results of the assessment unit (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Mashitani
  • Publication number: 20130033587
    Abstract: The instant application discloses an eyewear device for assisting in viewing a stereoscopic video. The eyewear device includes a light amount adjuster which adjusts a light amount entering each of left and right eyes; and a controller which controls the light amount adjuster in response to a timing signal for notifying a timing of an increase period during which the transmission amount is increased. The controller includes a detector detecting a non-reception period in which the timing signal is not received; a storage portion storing period data which define a length of the increase period in the non-reception period; and a flywheel controller controlling the light amount adjuster in the non-reception period in response to the period data. If the non-reception period exceeds a threshold period which is defined for the non-reception period, the flywheel controller controls the light amount adjuster so that the increase period is shortened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Daisuke Kase, Isao Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20130033586
    Abstract: A method of and system and apparatus for, generating visual information from left and right (L/R) view information and depth information, comprising computing left and right projections of L/R view information in three-dimensional space, combining the occluded portions of the computed projections in three-dimensional space, and mapping the combined projections to two-dimensional space according to a desired projection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Samir Hulyalkar
  • Publication number: 20130033565
    Abstract: This invention provides a means to present television in full, actual space, not an illusionistic or stereoscopic type of viewer. The first camera and viewer was cubic in shape, and provided a distancing coordinate for a more conventional flat display This was first described and illustrated in a 1999 patent application for a overall system of television manufacture. At some point the idea of a spherical model was also described, with a drawing of a sphere with vertical and horizontal elements. Two versions of a spherical model are described in the present application, one with horizontally placed “disks” and a mechanically rotated vertical rod with photo sensitive and radar or sonar devices for the distancing function. The advanced model was entirely digital and sequential and “rotated” sequentially both horizontally and vertically to create a solid sphere of vision and presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Harlan Ray Sandidge
  • Publication number: 20130016192
    Abstract: An image processing device forms an omnifocal image and/or a three-dimensional image based on a group of images captured while moving along a fixed axis. The image processing device includes a detecting unit that detects a shift in a plane vertical to the axis of images in the group of the image; a correcting unit that corrects the shift according to a result detected at the detecting unit; and an image forming unit that forms an omnifocal image and/or a three-dimensional image based on the group of the images including images captured while moving along the fixed axis and/or an image corrected at the correcting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motohiro SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20130010064
    Abstract: A video processing device, which can output stereoscopic video information that enables stereoscopic viewing to a video display device, includes an obtaining unit that obtains the stereoscopic video information, a superimposing unit that superimposes additional video information on the stereoscopic video information, and a transmitting unit that transmits parallax information of the additional video information to the video display device, with the parallax information being associated with the stereoscopic video information on which the additional video information is superimposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadayoshi Okuda
  • Publication number: 20130010060
    Abstract: An Instant Messaging (IM) client and a method for implementing 3D (three-dimensional) video communication. When it is determined that a local video capture device supports 3D video capturing and an opposite side requests to start a 3D video, the 3D video capturing is started. After performing coding on captured 3D video stream according to a preset parameter, a coded 3D video stream is sent. A receiver receives and decodes the coded 3D video stream to display the 3D video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jing LV
  • Publication number: 20130010061
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the stereoscopic video display apparatus includes a 3D processing module and a message insertion module. The 3D processing module converts a 3D video display signal of the twin type into the 3D video display signal of a glasses-less type. The message insertion module outputs a notification message making a notification that stereoscopic video of the glasses-less type is different from the stereoscopic video of the twin type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Shinzo Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20130010085
    Abstract: A right-eye image n+½ is an image that interpolates between a left-eye image n and a left-eye image n+1. This makes it possible to achieve a stereoscopic image display device capable of carrying out a stereoscopic display with improved display quality of moving images and improved viewability of moving images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Yoshiki Takata
  • Publication number: 20130002839
    Abstract: A method for the recognition of stereoscopic glasses, wherein two images of an environment in front of a screen are acquired from the same point of view. A differential image is then calculated by subtracting one of the two images from the other one, and the presence of two lenses is detected within the differential image. A method is also provided for controlling the display of stereoscopic images by using the method for the recognition of glasses. Also described are the devices allowing the methods to be implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: 3DSWITCH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Dario Pennisi, Antonio Caramelli