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A camera includes an imaging device; a phase difference detection unit configured to, in parallel with receipt of the light from the subject by the imaging...
Projector device and method for projecting pictures on a projection screen
In a method for projecting pictures onto a projection using a projector device, the method triggers a camera of the projector device to capture an image of the...
Solid-state imaging device and digital camera
A solid-state imaging device comprises first pixels and second pixels. The first pixel has a first PD and a first photoelectric conversion film. The second...
Semiconductor module, MOS type solid-state image pickup device, camera and
manufacturing method of camera
A back-illuminated type MOS (metal-oxide semiconductor) solid-state image pickup device 32 in which micro pads 34, 37 are formed on the wiring layer side and a...
Solid-state image sensor
A pixel area with a two-dimensional array of pixels (10) each including a photodiode and a memory area (3a) on which memory sections for holding signals...
Multiple image high dynamic range imaging from a single sensor array
A single array of pixels is used to obtain a plurality of different images at different levels of admitted exposure light from a common source level of exposure...
Digital camera with light splitter
A digital camera component is described that has a light splitter cube having an entrance face to receive incident light from a camera scene. The cube splits...
Solid-state image pickup element and camera system having mechanism for
canceling potential drop on signal line
A pixel driving portion 102 can carry out first read drive with which a transfer element is turned OFF in accordance with a drive signal TG to output a signal...
Image overlay in a mobile device
Image overlay in a mobile device is described. In one embodiment an imaging system of a mobile communications device includes a first camera having a control...
System and method for automatic format selection for digital photographs
A system and method for automatically determine whether an image captured by a digital camera should be stored in a raw format or a compressed format. After an...
Orientation-assisted object recognition
A user attempting to obtain information about an object can capture image information including a view of that object, and the image information can be used...
Apparatus and method for detecting flicker in camera module
An apparatus and method for detecting flicker in a camera module is provided. The method including generating a first image frame and a second image frame,...
Image processing device, image processing method, image capturing device,
An image processing device for generating a composite image using multi-viewpoint image data before color interpolation captured by a camera array image...
Camera based method for text input and keyword detection
The present invention relates to a camera based method for text input and detection of a keyword or of a text-part within page or a screen comprising the steps...
Single image acquisition high dynamic range camera by distorted image
A method and camera for generating a high dynamic range (HDR) image comprising the following steps: receiving a first optical signal from a lens and generating...
Image processing circuit, method of operation thereof, and digital camera
A method of operating a video processor is provided. The method includes receiving a first image data representing a first frame of a scene, dividing at least a...
Characterizing point checking region setting apparatus and method, and
image stabilizing apparatus including...
Provided is an image stabilizing apparatus and method for correcting an image that is shaken due to a movement of a camera. The image stabilizing apparatus...
Secure video camera device
A secure video camera device for reducing the risk of visual and audio eavesdropping has a video camera and an electromechanical shutter behind a transparent...
System and method for measuring accuracy of focus
A reliable and repeatable accuracy of focus measurement device to measure the focus accuracy of cameras. The measurement device includes a frame having a...
Target tracking apparatus, image tracking apparatus, methods of
controlling operation of same, and digital camera
A detection area is decided in a case where a target has gone out-of-frame. If a target is being imaged by a camera continuously, it is determined whether the...
Device having a camera unit for recording images of the outer area of a
The invention relates to a device comprising a camera unit (10), which is used to record images of the outer area of a motor vehicle, comprising a camera (11),...
Apparatus and method for estimating and using a predicted vehicle speed in
an indirect vision driving task
A method and apparatus for predicting vehicle speed during an indirect vision driving task. A further method and apparatus for optimizing the display of a...
Single-camera multi-mirror imaging method and apparatus for whole-surface
inspection of rotating objects
The single-camera multi-mirror imaging method and apparatus is an inspection system configured to examine a whole surface of a rotating object, preferably a...
Visual inspection device
A visual inspection device includes a body having a support portion and a grip portion extending from the support portion. The device also includes a flexible...
Automatic magnification of data on display screen based on eye
characteristics of user
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image of a user's eye at a device having a screen and a camera operable to input the image, processing the...
Digital cinema anti-camcording method and apparatus based on image frame
A method and apparatus for projecting digital video content and for discouraging recording of the projected video content using a video camera or other sampling...
Auto-alignment of image sensors in a multi-camera system
A pair of cameras having an overlapping field of view is aligned based on images captured by image sensors of the pair of cameras. A pixel shift is identified...
Wide angle field of view active illumination imaging system
An embodiment of the invention provides an active illumination imaging system comprising a first camera and a second camera, each having an optical axis and a...
User interface for autofocus
A camera includes a lens assembly and a stereoscopic display for displaying an image captured by the camera, and automatically determines a correct focus for...
Imaging system using markers
A system for detecting a position of an object such as a surgical tool in an image guidance system includes a camera system with a detection array for detecting...
Sensing apparatus and method for detecting a three-dimensional physical
shape of a body
A sensing device having a sensing arrangement with a sensing end (32) for coming into contact with a surface to be scanned of a body (26), a camera (30), and a...
Rear-view multi-functional camera system with driving corridor monitoring
A rear-viewing camera system for a vehicle is described that includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to identify a...
Method and apparatus for correction of an image from a fisheye lens in a
A method of operating a video system includes receiving an image captured by use of a fisheye lens. The image is divided into a plurality of horizontal image...
Mobile conferencing system
In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a remote video conferencing system which is specifically suited for use in a medical environment....
Methods and apparatus for rendering labels based on occlusion testing for
Methods and apparatus for a map tool displaying a three-dimensional view of a map region, where the map tool determines whether or not partially occluded labels...
Electronic devices with camera-based user interfaces
Electronic devices may include touch-free user input components that include camera modules having overlapping fields-of-view. The overlapping fields-of-view...
Method of automatically forming one three-dimensional space with multiple
Multiple electronic displays are arranged to define an ensemble of the user's choosing. The processor generates and displays a uniquely encoded emblem encoding...
Camera-assisted motion estimation for application control
Embodiments of the present invention generate estimates of device motion from two data sources on a computing device--a motion sensor and a camera. The device...
LCD bit display and communication system
A communication system and method are described for transmitting data from a display in a bit transmission data format to a machine vision system. The described...
Mobile terminal and method of controlling the same
Provided is a mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit that is configured to communicate with an air conditioner, a camera that captures an image...
Alert system based on camera identification
Some embodiments of the application provides methods and systems for receiving image frames from a plurality of repositories, extracting a camera fingerprint...
Monitoring system which tracks and analyzes characteristics of a mobile
device that monitors a property with a...
Techniques are described for providing control of a monitoring system (e.g., a home alarm or security system) using one or more mobile devices. In some...
Apparatus and methods for cleaning the lens of an endoscope
An apparatus for cleaning a lens, or one or more lenses, of an endoscopic camera while the endoscope is deployed in a patient during a medical procedure, such...
Companion object customization
An entertainment system includes an object tracking camera, a logic subsystem operatively connected to the object tracking camera, and a data holding subsystem...
Casino card handling with game play feed
A card game monitor manages play of a game with a video feed of casino table game play. A dealer deals a game using a card-handling device that randomizes and...
Camera stabilization and support apparatus
In one embodiment, the present invention includes an apparatus for stabilizing a camera, the apparatus including a first main body having at least front, top,...
System for camera stabilization
A rig for supporting a camera. A left rod and a right rod, each rod extending generally forwards and having a front end and a back end. Each rod configured to...
Thermal inspection system
The method and apparatus to automatically inspect or pre-screen the Equipment of passing CMVs employs the novel application of acquiring, processing and...
Washer apparatus for vehicle
A controller may drive a solenoid switch valve to switch the same between a first connecting state and a second connecting state in a state where an electric...
Mobile device having an improved user interface for reading code symbols
A mobile device includes a camera, a user interface system, and a processor communicatively coupled to the camera and the user interface system. The user...