Nonmechanical Visual Display Patents (Class 396/287)
  • Patent number: 10419686
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an image pickup apparatus includes, an image pickup control unit which drives shutter unit and picks up a still image by image pickup device, captures a first through image by the image pickup device when the shutter unit is opened, and picks up a second through image including a light-shielded area by the image pickup device, the light-shielded area being formed by shielding part of light incident upon imaging plane by the shutter unit when the shutter unit is half light-shielded, and a display control unit which causes a display device to display a through image using at least the first through image and the second through image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Matsuhashi, Haruyuki Ishihara, Ryosuke Mochizuki, Mika Muto
  • Patent number: 10313628
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing apparatus and method. The image processing apparatus includes a main device configured to capture a moving picture including first audio data and first video data of an object at a location, and a subdevice connected to the main device through wireless communication and including first to Nth devices configured to convert first video data of the object captured at least one location different from the location into second video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: 39degrees C Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Won Woo, Hyun Goo Park
  • Patent number: 10306165
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose an image generating method and a dual-lens device. The method includes determining a first processing parameter and a second processing parameter. The first processing parameter is different from the second processing parameter. The method also includes acquiring, according to the first processing parameter, a first image captured at a first moment by a first image sensor corresponding to a first lens, and acquiring, according to the second processing parameter, a second image captured at the first moment by a second image sensor corresponding to a second lens. When a photographing operation instruction is received, the acquired first image and the acquired second image are synthesized to generate an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Congchao Zhu, Xin Li, Wei Luo
  • Patent number: 10291855
    Abstract: A camera system provides a live preview that provides a user device a pseudo-real time depiction of what the camera assembly is imaging. The camera system captures images from a plurality of cameras. The camera system captures images from a plurality of cameras. The camera system stores the captured images in respective memory locations of a buffer. The stored captured images form a high priority data stream that generates content associated with the portion of the local area. The camera system selects, as part of a low priority data stream, one or more of the images from memory locations. The camera system encodes the selected one or more images. The camera system packetizes the encoded one or more images to form an image frame in a video feed. The camera system provides the image frame to a user device that presents the image frame as part of the video feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Keith Cabral, Mateusz Berezecki
  • Patent number: 10276089
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display portion, an imaging portion, a control portion, an input portion, and a sensor portion. The display portion has a first display element that reflects visible light and a second display element that emits visible light. The display portion has a function of displaying an image using one of or both first light reflected by the first display element and second light emitted from the second display element. The imaging portion takes an image of an object, the control portion controls the display portion and the imaging portion, the input portion inputs a signal for controlling the display portion and the imaging portion to the control portion, and the sensor portion outputs sensing data to the control portion, in consideration of illuminance of external light. Such a display device increases the display quality, or keeps high-quality display regardless of environmental conditions and reduces power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Takahashi, Kunio Kimura, Rihito Wada
  • Patent number: 10216400
    Abstract: A display controller including a storage storing a list image including a plurality of object images, a display having a display area configured to concurrently display a particular number of object images, and a control unit configured to display the particular number of object images arranged along a particular direction in the display area, display a specific indication image indicating a specific direction along the particular direction, detect a dragging operation of dragging the specific indication image in the specific direction, detect a dragging operation amount of the detected dragging operation, and control the display such that the particular number of object images are scrolled in the particular direction at a scrolling speed, the scrolling speed being associated with the detected dragging operation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sadaaki Miyazaki, Dai Kadota
  • Patent number: 10165160
    Abstract: Provided is a digital camera including: a camera body including a terminal for connection with an external device; and a terminal cover unit including a terminal casing having a terminal opening corresponding to the terminal and a terminal cover which protects the terminal. The terminal cover unit is attachable to and detachable from the camera body from outside the camera body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukikazu Ujikane
  • Patent number: 10148890
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an image pickup apparatus includes, an image pickup control unit which drives shutter unit and picks up a still image by image pickup device, captures a first through image by the image pickup device when the shutter unit is opened, and picks up a second through image including a light-shielded area by the image pickup device, the light-shielded area being formed by shielding part of light incident upon imaging plane by the shutter unit when the shutter unit is half light-shielded, and a display control unit which causes a display device to display a through image using at least the first through image and the second through image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Matsuhashi, Haruyuki Ishihara, Ryosuke Mochizuki, Mika Muto
  • Patent number: 10129510
    Abstract: A device for interacting with a user is presented. The device includes a target area, a sensor coupled to the target area, wherein the sensor detects whether a human is present in a predefined proximity region and detects a direction of visual attention given by the human in the predefined proximity region, a processor coupled to the sensor and making a determination that the user's visual attention is in a direction of the target area for a minimum visual contact period, and an input engine that is activated based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tao Ma
  • Patent number: 10104295
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is capable of displaying a crop area and assist lines in a finder. The assist lines are displayed by one or more segments. A processor performs control to illuminate and to stop illuminating the segments, to display the assist lines only within the crop area while displaying the crop area, when displaying both of the crop area and the assist lines. Further, the processor performs control to illuminate and to stop illuminating the segments, not to display a line in proximity to the crop area among the assist lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10057497
    Abstract: An electronic device has an imaging device (such as a still camera or video camera) and is capable of displaying a viewfinder on one side or multiple sides of the device. The device may determine the side or sides on which to display the viewfinder based on factors such as user input, object proximity, grip detection, accelerometer data, and gyroscope data. In one implementation, the device has multiple imaging devices and can select which imaging device to use to capture an image based on the above factors as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Lombardi, John Gorsica, Amber M. Pierce
  • Patent number: 9997132
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a data transmission method, a data transmission system and a portable display device, relates to the technical field of display, and can reduce power consumption of the portable display device and improve battery endurance of the portable display device. The data transmission method comprises: compressing display data; transmitting the compressed display data; and decompressing the compressed display data. The data transmission method and the data transmission system according to the present disclosure are used for data transmission between a processor and a source drive circuit in the portable display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quanhua He, Hao Zhang, Lingyun Shi, Guangquan Wang, Jian Bo
  • Patent number: 9986149
    Abstract: Methods and computer program products for determining one or more settings of a camera apparatus are provided. The methods include obtaining one or more parameters of the camera apparatus and determining one or more settings of the camera apparatus using the one or more parameters and an image repository. The image repository may include images with image parameters associated with the images, which may be correlated with the one or more parameters of the camera apparatus, and the images may also have an associated rating attribute. One or more images may be identified for inclusion in a subset of images, based on an image's image parameters and/or based on an image's rating attribute. The camera settings of one image of the subset of images, corresponding to the settings used to create the one image, may be used to automatically adjust the one or more settings of the camera apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Chen, Ling Chen, Yuan-Shyang Lee, Tao Liu, Jie Peng, Yu Lin Zhai
  • Patent number: 9961737
    Abstract: A system in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a sensor and an information processing apparatus that includes processing circuitry. The sensor is installed on a surface so that a detection direction of the sensor is at a non-zero angle from a line normal to the surface. The processing circuitry is configured to communicate with the sensor, calculate a position of a detection area, in which the sensor detects an object in a predetermined space, according to the non-zero angle and a location of the sensor on the surface, and create correspondence information that associates an area of the predetermined space with the detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Ohue, Kiriko Chosokabe, Kazunari Tonami, Akira Murakata, Akiyoshi Nakai, Hideaki Iijima, Yushi Miyata
  • Patent number: 9952754
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an imaging section configured to image an object, a display section configured to display at least an icon for controlling the imaging section, an operation section configured to acquire a first operation and a second operation on the icon, and a controller configured to, when the operation section has acquired the first operation, set a timer in accordance with an operation amount of the first operation and change a display of the icon on the display section in accordance with a progress of the timer, and to, when the operation section has acquired the second operation or when the timer has expired, cause the imaging section to image the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, Yasushi Okumura
  • Patent number: 9851776
    Abstract: A low-power semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes a movable portion, a plurality of scan line driver circuits, and a control portion. The movable portion includes a plurality of regions driven by the plurality of scan line driver circuits. One of the scan line driver circuits is electrically connected to another one of the scan line driver circuits adjacent to the scan line driver circuit through a switch. The control portion has a function of supplying a start pulse to one scan line driver circuit selected from the plurality of scan line driver circuits. The movable portion can be folded between the plurality of regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouhei Toyotaka, Yuji Iwaki
  • Patent number: 9712750
    Abstract: Provided is a display control device including circuitry that performs a display image data process that is an image data process for display on image data that is a target of a main subject determination process such that at least candidate presentation for a candidate image set as a candidate for a main subject in the main subject determination process based on candidate image information and main subject presentation based on main subject information of a determination result of the main subject determination process are performed in different display forms. The circuitry also outputs processed image data to be supplied to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaya Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9712749
    Abstract: An electronic device has an imaging device (such as a still camera or video camera) and is capable of displaying a viewfinder on one side or multiple sides of the device. The device may determine the side or sides on which to display the viewfinder based on factors such as user input, object proximity, grip detection, accelerometer data, and gyroscope data. In one implementation, the device has multiple imaging devices and can select which imaging device to use to capture an image based on the above factors as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Lombardi, John Gorsica, Amber M Pierce
  • Patent number: 9563696
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature systems and methods for managing notes. The note management system includes a note source, a note recognition module, a note extraction module, and a note labeling module. The note source is a visual representation of a scene having a note. The note recognition module is configured to receive the visual representation and determine a general boundary of the note from the visual representation. The note extraction module is configured to extract content of the note from the visual representation based on the determined general boundary. The note labeling module is configured to label the note with a category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Willem V. Bastiaens, Gabriel A. Biller, Kristopher W. Clover, Brian R. Hackerson, Masuma W. Henry, Stephen M. June, Brian L. Linzie, Robert D. Lorentz, David M. Mahli, Richard J. Moore, Cristin E. Moran, Michael E. O'Brien, Scott D. Pearson, Dennard J. Powell, Olen Ronning, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Diane R. Wolk
  • Patent number: 9565366
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device with high portability, a highly browsable electronic device, or an electronic device having a novel light source that can be used in shooting photographs and video. The electronic device includes a camera and a flexible display portion. The display portion has a first region and a second region. The first region has a function of emitting light to a photographic subject. The second region has a function of displaying an image of the photographic subject shot by the camera. The display portion can be bent so that the first region and the second region face in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Hideaki Shishido
  • Patent number: 9560284
    Abstract: An information communication method that enables communication between various devices includes: setting an exposure time of an image sensor so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to an exposure line included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject; obtaining a bright line image including the bright line, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time; and obtaining information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the bright line included in the obtained bright line image, wherein in the obtaining of a bright line image, the bright line image is obtained by capturing light emitted from the subject and expanded by an optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Ilda, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 9516219
    Abstract: A camera system includes a plurality of camera devices and a switching device. The switching device transmits a reference signal to the camera devices via a network. Each of the camera devices transmits a video signal based on the time when the camera device receives the reference signal. The switching device determines one or more priority images for transmitting video signals with priority, in accordance with operation by a user. The camera system has a configuration in which transmission of a video signal from each of one or more of the camera devices not capturing the one or more priority images is delayed relative to transmission of a video signal from each of one or more of the camera devices capturing the one or more priority images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Okada
  • Patent number: 9438877
    Abstract: A disparity calculating device 100 obtains a base image from a first camera 1 and a reference image from a second camera 2. An image dividing unit 101 divides each of the base image and reference image into multiple regions in accordance with dividing conditions set by a condition setting unit 102. A correction amount determining 103 calculates image shift amount for each of the divided regions, and determines correction amount based on the images shift amount thereof. A disparity calculating unit 104 performs correction of the image on each region of divided base images and divided reference images obtained from the image dividing unit 101 based on correction amount determined by the correction amount determining unit 103 to obtain disparity based on the images after correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasutaka Wakabayashi, Kei Tokui
  • Patent number: 9426315
    Abstract: A function execution device, which is capable of executing one or more functions, which has a communication device configured to communicate with an information processing device, a displaying device configured to display a screen corresponding to one of the functions, a storing device configured to store identifying information which identifies a screen to be displayed on the displaying device for each of the functions, and a controller. The controller executes instructions to provide a transmitting unit configured to transmit the identifying information identifying the screen being displayed on the displaying device and an invoking command to invoke an application corresponding to the identifying information to the information processing device through the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sadaaki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9420199
    Abstract: An imaging device of the present invention comprises an imaging section, including an image sensor for imaging a subject, for generating image data based on output signals of the image sensor; a control section for casing repeated operation of the imaging section in accordance with a single release operation; an adding processing section for sequentially adding image data repeatedly output from the imaging section and generating added mage data; an image display section for displaying the added image data; and a setting section for setting a repeat period for the imaging section and instructing to the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Yoji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9344609
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, an opening-and-closing unit disposed on a side surface of the housing, and configured to be openable and closable to the housing, a hinge unit configured to have a cam groove formed thereon and to openably and closably couple the opening-and-closing unit with the housing, an electronic circuit board arranged inside the housing and having a switch which outputs a signal corresponding to a state of the switch, and a movable member that moves in conjunction with the cam groove formed in the hinge unit, along with the opening and closing of the opening-and-closing unit, the movable member being movable in a direction parallel to the side surface of the housing to change the state of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuo Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 9253405
    Abstract: An image photographing device displays a preview panoramic image and data regarding moving velocity and direction of the image photographing device during panorama photographing in real time. The image photographing device includes a photographing unit to photograph a plurality of images, an image processing unit to convert the images photographed by the photographing unit into preview image data and to generate preview panorama data using the preview image data, and a display unit to simultaneously output a screen to display the preview image data, a screen to display a process of synthesizing the preview panorama data, a moving direction display screen indicating a relative difference between the moving direction of the image photographing device and a predetermined reference direction, and a moving velocity display screen indicating a relative difference between the moving velocity of the image photographing device and a predetermined reference velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Yun Lee
  • Patent number: 9225896
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes a display module which displays a screen; a photographing module which is configured to face substantially the same direction as the screen; a determining module which determines, based on an image photographed by the photographing module, whether a state of a user facing the screen coincides with a predetermined determination condition indicating that the user has difficulty in browsing the screen; and a display changing module which changes a current display manner of the screen to a display manner that enhances visibility of characters displayed on the screen, as compared with the current display manner, based on a determination result by the determining module that the state of the user coincides with the determination condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Yamada, Masuo Kondo, Masayuki Ono
  • Patent number: 9210334
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a main subject detecting unit, and control unit. The imaging unit includes an imaging element. The imaging unit generates image data. The main subject detecting unit detects a main subject from the image data. The control unit compares an exposure value of the image data with a predetermined appropriate value and performs an exposure control so that the exposure value for the main subject part in the image data changes to the appropriate value and the exposure value for a part excluding the main subject part in the image data changes to a value larger than the appropriate value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoda, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9185287
    Abstract: One embodiment of an apparatus includes a reference position receiving unit configured to receive intermediate or end panorama reference position information input by a user, and a control unit configured to control an imaging device to begin generating a plurality of images to be used to generate a panoramic image based on the intermediate or end panorama reference position information input by the user after the reference position receiving unit receives the intermediate or end panorama reference position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Sento
  • Patent number: 9116020
    Abstract: An encoder includes a cylinder configured to be rotatable in a circumferential direction, a scale attached to the cylinder, and a detector configured to detect a position of the cylinder by using the scale, and the cylinder includes a fixed holder holding the scale, a scale holder configured to be movable in the circumferential direction of the cylinder and holding the scale, and a scale biasing portion configured to bias the scale via the scale holder toward a side of the fixed holder so that the scale is attached to an inner wall of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Noguchi
  • Patent number: 9049357
    Abstract: A collapsible viewing device for a camera LCD screen includes a base having an open camera end that is sized to fit around an associated camera display screen. An eyepiece opposite the base allows for viewing an image on the associated camera display screen. A flexible, light-blocking sidewall extends between the base and the eyepiece. The viewing device is configurable between an expanded use disposition in which the eyepiece is spaced from the base and a collapsed, compact disposition in which the sidewall is non-hingedly collapsed into the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Hoodman Corporation
    Inventors: Robert P. Schmidt, Louis J. Schmidt, Michael R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8982266
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging section for repeatedly forming an image of a subject at a set period, while performing a bulb exposure operation, and outputting image data; an adding processing section for performing adding processing of the image data and previously output image data; an image display section for displaying the added image; and a designation section for designating to display only notification information indicating that bulb exposure is being performed, on the image display section, for a given period from commencement of the bulb exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Yoji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8917985
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus 10 comprises a lower housing 11, an upper housing 21, a lower LCD 12, an upper LCD 22, an inner camera 23, and a microphone. The upper housing 21 has a lower side which is connected to an upper side of the lower housing 11 such that the lower housing 11 and the upper housing 21 are foldable. The lower LCD 12 has a display screen which is provided in an inner surface of the lower housing 11 when folded. The upper LCD 22 has a display screen which is provided in an inner surface of the upper housing 21 when folded. The imaging section is provided in the inner surface of the upper housing 22 and between the display screen of the lower LCD 12 and the display screen of the upper LCD 22. The microphone is provided in the inner housing of the upper housing 21 and between the display screen of the lower LCD 12 and the display screen of the upper LCD 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Kuwahara, Kazunori Koshiishi, Yui Ehara, Ryo Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 8891953
    Abstract: A photographing method, medium, and apparatus based on face detection in a portable camera. The portable photographing apparatus may include an image input unit that receives an image, a face detection unit that detects a face from the received image, a storage unit that stores the image detected by the face detection unit as a moving image in a first mode, and a quality evaluation unit that evaluates the quality of the image detected by the face detection unit and stores the same as a still image in a second mode upon satisfaction of predetermined conditions evaluated based on the quality evaluation of the still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-bae Kim, Chan-min Park, Eui-hyeon Hwang
  • Patent number: 8731394
    Abstract: Provided is a lens apparatus including: an optical member; and an operation member, which is connected to the optical member and is operated to drive the optical member, in which: the lens apparatus is capable of working in a checking mode for checking a specified set value of the lens apparatus; and in the checking mode, the operation member moves to a position corresponding to the specified set value so as to display the specified set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8718462
    Abstract: A control unit for generating a control signal comprises a base part, a control element rotatable about an axis of rotation relative to the base part, a position encoder for detecting an angular position or a change in angular position of the control element relative to the base part, a control device which is adapted generate the control signal in dependence on the detected angular position or change in angular position of the control element and an electronic display device, wherein the control device is adapted to control the electronic display device to show at least one symbol arrangement. The control unit is characterized in that the electronic display device has the shape of a cylinder or of a cylinder sector whose axis coincides with the axis of rotation of the control element or extends in parallel thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Hendrik Voss
  • Patent number: 8704961
    Abstract: A display element and electronic element module according to the present invention is described, in which a lens is formed as part of a translucent support substrate having a display disposed thereon, the lens being formed on a part other than where the display is disposed, where an electronic element is disposed for the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Okita, Hidekazu Takata, Masato Imanishi, Kazuya Fujita
  • Patent number: 8654276
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a display panel, a retention member retaining the display panel, and an external case covering the retention member. The retention member has a retention main body portion retaining the display panel and a plurality of fastening portions for fixing to the external case. At least one of the plurality of fastening portions has a displacement absorbing portion absorbing displacement of the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Futoshi Hirai
  • Patent number: 8639102
    Abstract: An image processing method and apparatus for automatically rotating an image and a display unit, and an information storage medium storing image information. The apparatus including a photographing unit which generates image data and a rotation sensing unit which generates rotational information of a rotation state of the photographing unit. When an object is photographed, the rotation information of the image is obtained and stored together, and when the image is displayed, the rotation is analyzed and the image and display unit are automatically rotated. When an image including moving picture information is watched, an image always optimized to be horizontal without additional work by a user can be seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-kyu Seo, Kil-su Eo
  • Patent number: 8610791
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup section to pick up a subject image; and a central processing section to perform processing of arbitrarily setting at least one automatic photographing condition among a plurality of kinds of automatic photographing conditions, judging whether the set automatic photographing condition is satisfied or not, and instructing the image pickup section to pick up a recording subject image when the set automatic photographing condition is judged to be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Miyata
  • Patent number: 8610819
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises an imaging section for outputting image data every set time, in association with commencement of a bulb exposure; an adding processing section for, every time new image data is output from the imaging section, generating an added image by adding images that were output after commencement of the bulb exposure; an image display section for displaying each generated added image; and a sound generating section for performing sound generation in response to update of the image display section when a display update interval of the image display section is at least a specified time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Yoji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8587687
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image pickup apparatus comprising: an image pickup section to pick up a subject image; and a central processing section to perform processing of arbitrarily setting at least one automatic photographing condition among a plurality of kinds of automatic photographing conditions, judging whether “the set automatic photographing condition” is satisfied or not, and instructing the image pickup section to pick up a recording subject image when “the set automatic photographing condition” is judged to be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Miyata
  • Patent number: 8558936
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit operable to capture a subject image to generate image data, a controller operable to calculate a target exposure value based on the image data and control exposure based on a first shooting parameter set by a user to obtain the target exposure value, and a display unit operable to provide a display. The controller calculates a first suitable range which is a range of the first shooting parameter for obtaining the target exposure value, and calculates a second shooting parameter based on the target exposure value and the first shooting parameter set by the user. The display unit displays exposure guide information including the first shooting parameter set by the user, information representing the first suitable range, and the calculated second shooting parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Nomura, Satoko Nishizaki, Tetsuya Satou, Taizo Aoki
  • Patent number: 8531577
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises an imaging section for outputting image data every set time, in association with bulb exposure commencement; an adding processing section for generating an added image by adding images that were output after commencement of the bulb exposure; an image display section for displaying each generated added image; and a display illumination section for illuminating a display screen of the image display section, and if an update period for image display on the image display section is a predetermined time or longer, illuminates the display screen of the image display section for a time that is shorter than the update period, in response to update of image display on the image display section, while if the update period is less than the predetermined time, continuously carries out illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Satoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8508587
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging device capable of displaying the whole of a display mosaic image in a screen even when the image size of the mosaic image is largely changed, the imaging device including: a mosaic image generation unit which assembles a plurality of still images, and generates the mosaic image; a relative position determination unit which determines a relative position between a frame image and the mosaic image; a display reduction unit which reduces the frame image and the mosaic image respectively based on the image size of the mosaic image, and generates a display frame image and a display mosaic image; and a live image display unit which updates a display position of the frame image with respect to the mosaic image based on a determination result of the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Woobum Kang
  • Patent number: 8422872
    Abstract: An image processing method and apparatus for automatically rotating an image and a display unit, and an information storage medium storing image information. The apparatus including a photographing unit which generates image data and a rotation sensing unit which generates rotational information of a rotation state of the photographing unit. When an object is photographed, the rotation information of the image is obtained and stored together, and when the image is displayed, the rotation is analyzed and the image and display unit are automatically rotated. When an image including moving picture information is watched, an image always optimized to be horizontal without additional work by a user can be seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-kyu Seo, Kil-su Eo
  • Patent number: 8417110
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus which is capable of shooting a still image and a moving image and displaying an exposure parameter interlocking range. A light metering unit meters an object brightness. A camera microcomputer performs exposure control such that an exposure becomes equal to a target exposure determined based on a result of metering by the light metering unit. The camera microcomputer causes the image display section to display a first image representing the object brightness metered by the light metering unit and a second image representing an object brightness that can be set as the target exposure by the exposure control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kei Tohyama
  • Patent number: 8391704
    Abstract: Digital camera is provided with face detection section that detects faces of a plurality of photographing objects, microcomputer performs continuous shooting in optimum photographing conditions in accordance with the number of faces of the photographing objects for each face of the plurality of photographing objects by a single shutter operation and performs control by assigning serial photographing object numbers to the images of the plurality of photographing objects taken by continuous shooting and recording the images in a single continuous-shooting image folder. Furthermore, microcomputer performs continuous shooting in predetermined order in accordance with the number of faces of the photographing objects and detects, when the photographing object speed is equal to or higher than a predetermined value, the photographing object speed again after photographing other photographing objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Naoto Yumiki
  • Patent number: 8150251
    Abstract: A photographic apparatus comprises a movable platform, an operation unit, and a controller. The movable platform has an imager that captures an optical image through a taking lens, and is movable relative to the taking lens on an xy plane perpendicular to an optical axis of the taking lens. The operation unit is configured to set a movement quantity of the movable platform on the xy plane. The controller performs a controlled movement of the movable platform in accordance to the movement quantity set by using the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukio Uenaka