Conductive holder for flash and flash assembly having same
A conductive holder for a flash comprises a base, an elastic first holding arm, and an elastic second holding arm. The base includes a first end and an opposite...
Camera module with switching lenses
An exemplary camera module includes a printed circuit board, an image sensor, a spacer and a lens holder. The image sensor and the spacer are both mounted on...
An imaging device of the present invention includes a normal operation period and a focusing operation period; a CCD (102) able to mix image signals of a...
Solid-state imaging device and signal processing circuit
A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate having a principal surface, and three or more pixel regions formed in at least one direction of...
Solid state imaging device and camera system
A solid state imaging device able to make noise from a nonselected row small, able to suppress occurrence of vertical stripes in a bright scene, not requiring...
Solid state image sensing device
A column A/D converter includes two column A/D converting elements. Each of the column A/D converting elements is operable to divide a pixel signal read out...
Image sensor, imaging system, and image sensor control method
An image sensor comprises a pixel array, and a control unit which performs, in a first period, a control operation of an electric potential of a signal line to...
Imaging signal processing methods and apparatus
Methods and apparatus are provided for performing multiple correlated double sampling (CDS) operations on an imaging pixel, and in some cases on an array of...
Solid-state image-sensing device
A solid-state image-sensing device has a MOS transistor (T1) connected to a photodiode PD (PD) and performing photoelectric conversion, and has, as an...
Redundancy in column parallel or row architectures
A column circuitry architecture for an imager includes redundant column or row circuits. The column or row circuitry includes a number of redundant column or...
Solid-state imaging device, imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit in which unit pixels are arrayed, a complementary-signal generating unit that generates two kinds of...
Solid-state imaging device, method for driving solid-state imaging device
and imaging apparatus
A solid state imaging device with pixels in a two-dimensional array, a controller which performs window cutting on signals read out of the pixel array in...
Dual pinned diode pixel with shutter
A pixel having an electronic shutter suitable for use in a pixel array of an imaging device includes a pinned diode and a shutter transistor. The pinned diode...
Solid-state imaging apparatus, imaging system, and drive method of
solid-state imaging apparatus
The present invention is directed to provide a solid-state imaging apparatus and a method of driving the solid-state imaging apparatus. If the total read out...
Solid-state imaging device, driving control method thereof, and imaging
A solid-state imaging includes a comparing circuit, an inverting circuit, and a masking circuit, and performs column parallel AD conversion processing of analog...
Image capturing device with two moveable camera modules
An image capturing device includes an adjustment assembly and two camera modules. The adjustment assembly includes a base, a driving member fixed on the base,...
Dynamic range enhancement method and apparatus
A dynamic range enhancement method and apparatus for an imaging device expands a dynamic range of an input image without an associated increase in the amount of...
Correction circuit, correction method and image pickup apparatus
Aspects of an embodiment include providing a correction circuit that corrects image data in apiece of a frame, the correction circuit comprising: a weight...
Imaging system and method for error reduction processing
An imaging apparatus is provided, which improves correction accuracy at the time of pixel addition reading and scarcely deteriorates in resolution of the image...
Image capturing system, signal processing circuit, and signal processing
An image capturing system includes a signal correction unit which corrects a signal output from a defective pixel in an optical black region based on a signal...
Signal generator and method for generating signals for reducing noise in
A CMOS image sensor may include an active pixel sensor array and a noise canceller array corresponding to the active pixel sensor array. A method of operating...
Noise reduction processing apparatus, noise reduction processing method,
and image sensing apparatus
An image signal subjected to three-dimensional noise reduction processing in a three-dimensional noise reduction processing portion is reduced by an electronic...
Audio-based attention grabber for imaging devices
A digital imaging device such as a digital camera or a video camera may include the capability to store audio files. These audio files may be generated under...
Method and a system for image processing, a device, and an image record
The present invention relates to a method for image processing, wherein image data is stored as an image record in digital format. The image record is provided...
Photographing apparatus having first and second operation devices
A photographing apparatus comprises an imaging sensor, a controller, and an exposure-mode-selecting device. The controller performs a photometric operation on a...
Method and system of generating high dynamic range image corresponding to
A method of generating a high dynamic range image corresponding to a specific scene. The method includes shooting a specific scene to generate a base image;...
Method for flicker detection in image signal
The present invention provides an effective flicker detection method performing a motion compensation. The present invention includes the steps of: calculating...
Light from an object is converted by an imaging device into an electric signal carrying an object image. A video signal is generated by a video signal processor...
Method and system for aiding user alignment for capturing partially
overlapping digital images
A method and system for aiding user alignment of two or more partially overlapping digital images. A first image is captured. A portion of a first image is...
Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for real-time
high dynamic range imaging
Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for real-time high dynamic range (HDR) imaging are provided. A method includes creating a first HDR...
Multi-mega pixel resolution with small sensor
A camera device includes optics to produce a projected image, where the projected image has a projected image area. The camera device also includes a moveable...
Preservation and/or degradation of a video/audio data stream
In one aspect, a method related to data management includes but is not limited to accepting input for a designation of a reference designator and a beginning...
Vibration compensation method for image capture device
A vibration compensation method for an image capture device comprising calculating the absolute difference values or the squared difference values between each...
Image capture device and method
An image capture device, including: a motion vector detection unit that detects a motion vector of a plurality of successive images; a determination unit that...
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program
An apparatus and a method for outputting high-quality images in which both jerkiness and blur are reduced are provided. At generation of moving images to be...
Imaging apparatus and recording medium
When a digital camera 1 is being swung, the CPU 10 judges whether or not a block group having motion vectors which are varyingly different from the motion...
Motion smoothing in video stabilization
A motion stabilizing techniques are described. A frame of video is represented at least by frame position information. Savitzky-Golay filtering may be applied...
Automatic image capturing system
An automatic image capturing system includes a computer, an image capturing device, a monitor and an automatic image capturing program. The automatic image...
Device and method for automatically testing display device
A method for automatically testing display device. The method includes steps of: capturing an image; acquiring a horizontal strip of a to-be-tested image which...
A security system (10) includes an alternating electric current powered motion sensor assembly (30), and a direct electric powered security module (31)...
Mobile terminal device
To provide a mobile terminal device which can perform an operation reflecting the intention of a user when an event, such as the arrival of an incoming phone...
Information processing system and method, information processing
apparatus, image-capturing device and method,...
An information processing system includes a sensor that obtains sensor data. The system also includes a feature extracting mechanism that extracts a feature of...
Prohibited materials vehicle detection
A device for inspecting the underside of a vehicle includes a carriage supported by four swivable wheels and a forwardly extending arm with a light source and...
Digital camera module using stacked chip package
A chip package (101) and a lens module (103) mounted on the chip package are provided. The chip package includes a substrate (20), a first chip (40), a second...
Holographic apparatus and method
The invention relates to a method of and apparatus for displaying a holographically generated video image having plural video frames. For each frame there is...
Picture processing apparatus, picture recording apparatus, method and
The present invention realizes picture recording in simple configuration such that a user can easily and intuitively identify a minified picture of a multi-view...
Camera device, liquid lens, and image pickup method
A camera device is provided which has a compound eye structure only by a liquid lens unit and a control unit without requiring a plurality of lenses to be...
Image taking apparatus, image reproducing apparatus, image taking method
To prevent information required for reproducing of a 3D/multi-viewpoint image being lost even in a case in which editing or the like of the 3D/multi-viewpoint...
Structure of three-dimensional image data, method of recording
three-dimensional image data, and method of...
An apparatus displaying a three-dimensional image is provided with a parallax barrier having optical openings arranged at a horizontal pitch n times as large as...
Endoscope optical system and endoscope
Provided is an endoscope optical system including first deflecting means that deflects light incident along an incident optical axis in a direction along a...