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Placing generated data in real scene

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345 - Computer graphics processing and selective visual display systems

345418000 - COMPUTER GRAPHICS PROCESSING

345619000 - Graphic manipulation (object processing or display attributes)

345629000 - Merge or overlay

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20090315915MODULATION OF BACKGROUND SUBSTITUTION BASED ON CAMERA ATTITUDE AND MOTION - A device and method of background substitution are disclosed. One or more cameras in a mobile device obtain a depth image. A processor in or external to the device segments the foreground from the background of the image. The original background is removed and a stored background image or video is substituted in place of the original background. The substituted background is altered dependent on the attitude and motion of the device, which is sensed by one or more sensors in the device. A portion of the stored background selected as the substitute background varies in correspondence with the device movement.12-24-2009
20090195557IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An index detection unit (08-06-2009
20090303251DISPLAYING, PROCESSING AND STORING GEO-LOCATED INFORMATION - Systems, apparatuses and methods for displaying geo-located imagery are described. The systems may utilize multiple independent quadtree data structures to organize and display geo-located imagery from a variety of sources. A user of the systems described herein may select which geo-located imagery quadtree sets are to be displayed. The user may further select the priority order for the multiple geo-located imagery quadtree sets. The systems may include remote tile servers in communication over the Internet with a local tile server and client at the user's location. The multiple geo-located imagery quadtree sets may include imagery information organized by time of capture, method of capture, and/or source. The imagery may, for example, include photographic imagery, map imagery, and/or charts. The imagery may be supplied by a variety of sources including users and third party imagery providers.12-10-2009
20130162672IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing device includes a composite processing unit that generates a composite image for display by including a through image generated based on a captured image signal obtained by performing photoelectric conversion for light incident from a subject in an image for a compositing process and composites a captured image of a recording time point in the image for a compositing process in accordance with a compositing arrangement state of the through image in the composite image for display, and a display control unit that performs display control for the composite image for display.06-27-2013
20100171758Method and system for generating augmented reality signals - Embodiments consistent with the present disclosure provide method and systems for providing customized augmented reality data comprising. The method includes Some embodiments consistent with the present disclosure provide a method for providing customized augmented reality data. The method includes receiving geo-registered sensor data including data captured by a sensor and metadata describing a position of the sensor at the time the data was captured and receiving geospatial overlay data including computer-generated objects having a predefined geospatial position. The method also includes receiving a selection designating at least one portion of the geo-registered sensor data, said at least one portion of the geo-registered sensor data including some or all of the geo-registered sensor data, and receiving a selection designating at least one portion of the geospatial overlay data, said at least one portion of the geospatial overlay data including some or all of the geospatial overlay data. And the method includes providing a combination of the at least one selected portion of the geo-registered sensor data and the at least one selected portion of geospatial overlay data, said combination being operable to display the at least one selected portion of the geo-registered sensor data overlaid with the at least one selected portion of geospatial overlay data based on the position of the sensor without receiving other geo-registered sensor data or other geospatial overlay data.07-08-2010
20100171757REFERENCING A MAP TO THE COORDINATE SPACE OF A POSITIONING SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus are provided for referencing a map to the coordinate space of a positioning system, such as a GPS system. For each of a number of real-world positions (X07-08-2010
20110298823COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing section of a game apparatus executes a program including: a step of obtaining an image captured by an outer camera; a step of calculating, when detection of a marker is completed, a position and an orientation of a virtual camera based on a result of the marker detection; a step of obtaining hand-drawn data; a step of capturing, with the virtual camera, a fundamental polygon to which a texture is applied to generate a hand-drawn image, and displaying, on an upper LCD, an image in which the hand-drawn image is superimposed on the camera image; and a step of displaying a hand-drawn input image on a lower LCD.12-08-2011
20110292078HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING PROJECTED IMAGE OF PHYSICAL PAGE - A handheld display device for displaying an image of a physical page relative to which the device is positioned. The device includes: an image sensor for capturing an image of the physical page; a transceiver for receiving a page description corresponding to a page identity of the physical page; and a processor configured for: rendering a page image based on the received page description; estimating a first pose of the device relative to the physical page; 12-01-2011
20110292077METHOD OF DISPLAYING PROJECTED PAGE IMAGE OF PHYSICAL PAGE - A method of displaying an image of a physical page relative to which a handheld display device is positioned. The method includes the steps of: capturing an image of the physical page using an image sensor of the device; determining a page identity for the physical page; retrieving a page description corresponding to the page identity; rendering a page image based on the retrieved page description; estimating a first pose of the device relative to the physical page; estimating a second pose of the device relative to a user's viewpoint; determining a projected page image for display by the device; and displaying said projected page image on a display screen of said device. The display screen provides a virtual transparent viewport onto the physical page irrespective of a position and orientation of the device relative to the physical page.12-01-2011
20110292079PARKING ASSIST APPARATUS - A parking assist apparatus includes a display portion mounted at a vehicle and displaying a parking assist image in which an estimated course line generated in association with an operation of a steering wheel is superimposed on a captured image of a surrounding of the vehicle, and an auxiliary image controlling portion displaying an auxiliary image in place of the parking assist image in a state where the parking assist image is displayed on the display portion, the auxiliary image including a virtual vehicle representing the vehicle and a virtual estimated course line corresponding to the estimated course line for the virtual vehicle.12-01-2011
20110292076METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A LOCALIZED VIRTUAL REALITY ENVIRONMENT - An apparatus for enabling provision of a localized virtual reality environment may include at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured, with the processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least receiving information indicative of a current location of a mobile terminal, receiving information indicative of an orientation of the mobile terminal with respect to the current location, causing a stored image including a panoramic view of the current location to be displayed at the mobile terminal based on the orientation, and enabling provision of a virtual object on the panoramic view. A corresponding method and computer program product are also provided.12-01-2011
20090002394AUGMENTING IMAGES FOR PANORAMIC DISPLAY - Methods and systems are provided methods and systems for augmenting image data (e.g., still image data or video image data) utilizing image context data to generate panoramic images. In accordance with embodiments hereof, a position and orientation of received image data is utilized to identify image context data (e.g., three-dimensional model data, two-dimensional image data, and/or 360° image data from another source) rendered based upon the same position or a nearby position relative to the image data and the image data is augmented utilizing the identified context data to create a panoramic image. The panoramic image may then be displayed (e.g., shown on a LCD/CRT screen or projected) to create a user experience that is more immersive than the original image data could create.01-01-2009
20090322788IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND GAME APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus comprises position information obtaining means, decoration image selection means, and composite image generation means. The position information obtaining means obtains position information indicative of a position where the imaging apparatus is present. The decoration image selection means selects a predetermined decoration image from predetermined storage means based on the position information. The composite image generation means composites the predetermined decoration image selected by the decoration image selection means and a taken image to generate a composite image.12-31-2009
20090153587MIXED REALITY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCHEDULING OF PRODUCTION PROCESS - A mixed reality system includes a camera for providing captured image information in an arbitrary work environment; a sensing unit for providing sensed information based on operation of the camera; a process simulation unit for performing simulation on part/facility/process data of the arbitrary work environment, which is stored in a process information database (DB); a process allocation unit for handling allocation status between the data and simulation information; a mixed reality visualization unit for receiving the captured information and the sensed information, determining a location of the process allocation unit, combining the captured information and sensed information with the simulation information, and then outputting resulting information; and a display-based input/output unit for displaying mixed reality output information from the mixed reality visualization unit and inputting information requested by a user. Further, there is provided a method of implementing the same.06-18-2009
20080291220Electronic game utilizing photographs - The present disclosure includes, among other things, methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for providing an electronic game utilizing photographs.11-27-2008
20090284552METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPERATING AVIONIC SYSTEMS BASED ON USER GESTURES - Methods and systems for operating an avionics system are provided. A predefined set of movements of a headset is detected. In response to the detection of the set of movements, one or more various functions are performed.11-19-2009
20110169861INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - A first image pickup means picks up an image of a real space, to thereby obtain a first background image. A first positional relationship estimating unit estimates, in a case where the first background image includes a first marker image being an image of a marker previously registered and located in the real space, a first positional relationship being a spatial positional relationship of the first image pickup means to the marker based on the first marker image, and estimates, in a case where the first background image fails to include the first marker image, the first positional relationship based on a displacement of a feature point extracted from the first background image. An image generating unit generates a first additional image based on the first positional relationship, and synthesizes the first additional image and the first background image, to thereby generate a synthetic image.07-14-2011
20120194547METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A PERSPECTIVE DISPLAY - An approach is provided for generating a perspective display. A display manager receives a request to generate a perspective display of one or more items of a location-based user interface, the request specifying first location information associated with a viewing location. The display manager determines to define a surface with respect to the first location information, wherein the surface is divided into an array of cells receives an input, from the device, for selecting a group of the points of interest on the mapping display and captures an image of the mapping display based on the input. The display manager then processes and/or facilitates a processing of second location information associated with the one or more items to map one or more representations of the one or more items onto one or more of the cells. Finally, the display manager processes and/or facilitates a processing of the first location information to determine at least a portion of the surface to cause, at least in part, rendering of the perspective display.08-02-2012
20080291219Mixed reality presentation apparatus and control method thereof, and computer program - Position and orientation information indicating the relative position and orientation relationship between the viewpoint of the observer and a physical space object on a physical space is acquired. A virtual space image is generated based on the acquired position and orientation information, and is rendered on a memory. A physical space image of the physical space object is acquired. By rendering the acquired physical space image on the memory on which the virtual space image has already been rendered, the physical space image and the virtual space image are combined. The obtained composite image is output.11-27-2008
20110141141METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRELATING AND NAVIGATING BETWEEN A LIVE IMAGE AND A PRERECORDED PANORAMIC IMAGE - An approach is provided for correlating and navigating between a live camera image and a prerecorded panoramic image. A mapping and augmented reality application correlates at least one live image with a prerecorded panoramic image, when a location of a device used to capture the at least one live image matches a location of a device used to capture the panoramic prerecorded image. The mapping and augmented reality application causes, at least in part, automatically alternating presentation on a screen of the device capturing the at least one live image, of the at least one live image and the prerecorded panoramic image.06-16-2011
20110227944DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING ENHANCED VISION AND SYNTHETIC IMAGES - A vehicle display system displays enhanced vision (EV) and captured images, for example synthetic vision (SV) images, to an operator of a vehicle. The display system includes an EV vision system for generating EV images, an SV database containing information regarding terrain and objects of interest for a travel path of a vehicle, an SV system for generating SV images based on travel of the vehicle and information from the SV database, a processor for filtering the EV images and merging the filtered EV image with the SV image, and a display for displaying the merged SV and filtered EV images.09-22-2011
20090256860System and Method for Presenting Topographical Data for an Earthmoving Operation - System and method for presenting a visual image of a work site for an earthmoving machine. In one embodiment, target design data for the work site may be received. A spatial location and orientation for an earthmoving machine operating in relation to the work site may also be received. A visual image of at least a portion of the work site may be received from an imaging device mounted to the earthmoving machine. A visual image of the portion of the work site may be displayed with a subset of the design data overlaying the visual image, wherein the subset of the design data relates to the portion of the work site.10-15-2009
20090066725INFORMATION-PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION-PROCESSING METHOD - An information-processing apparatus determines whether a stimulation generation unit and a background virtual object contact each other based on position and orientation information about the stimulation generation unit and position and orientation information about the background virtual object. If it is determined that the stimulation generation unit and the background virtual object contact each other, the information-processing apparatus determines whether the stimulation generation unit is included within an attention range. The information-processing apparatus generates operation setting information for controlling an operation of the stimulation generation unit according to a result of the determination and outputs the generated operation setting information to the stimulation generation unit.03-12-2009
20120120100SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGES BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS - In one aspect, the system and method provides a modified image in response to a request for a street level image at a particular location, wherein the previously captured image is modified to illustrate the current conditions at the requested location. By way of example only, the system and method may use local weather, time of day, traffic or other information to update street level images.05-17-2012
20100321404METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING AN X-RAY IMAGE RECORDED IN THE COURSE OF MAMMOGRAPHY - In a method and apparatus for displaying an x-ray image acquired in a mammographic examination wherein the breast was compressed to a compression thickness, a breast area of the breast in an image area of the x-ray image is determined, and the glandular density of the breast area is determined from brightness levels of the x-ray image in the image area and from the compression thickness. A value that characterizes the glandular density is displayed together with the x-ray image.12-23-2010
20120038667Replicating Changes Between Corresponding Objects - Embodiments of the invention generally relate to replicating changes between corresponding real objects and virtual objects in a virtual world. Embodiments of the invention may include receiving a request to generate a virtual item in a virtual world based on a real-world object, generating the virtual item, synchronizing the virtual item and real-world object, and sharing the virtual item with a second avatar in the virtual world.02-16-2012
20120069050TRANSPARENT DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION USING THE SAME - According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for detecting an object includes receiving, on a transparent display, object selection information, determining an eye direction associated with the received object selection information, selecting at least one object displayed within a region of the transparent display defined by the received object selection information based on the determined eye direction, acquiring information on the selected object, and displaying the acquired information on the transparent display.03-22-2012
20120147038SYMPATHETIC OPTIC ADAPTATION FOR SEE-THROUGH DISPLAY - A method for overlaying first and second images in a common focal plane of a viewer comprises forming the first image and guiding the first and second images along an axis to a pupil of the viewer. The method further comprises adjustably diverging the first and second images at an adaptive diverging optic to bring the first image into focus at the common focal plane, and, adjustably converging the second image at an adaptive converging optic to bring the second image into focus at the common focal plane.06-14-2012
20120306916WEAR AMOUNT MEASURING DEVICE, WEAR AMOUNT MEASURING METHOD, WEAR AMOUNT MEASURING PROGRAM AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A wear amount measuring device includes an image display unit, an image processing unit, and a wear amount computing unit. The image display unit displays a real object image based on real object image data containing a wear amount measurement target and a reference part, and displays a plan image based on design plan data containing the wear amount measurement target and the reference part. The image processing unit executes an image processing of overlapping the real object image and the plan image at an equal scale on a corresponding positional relation when the reference parts are matched. The wear amount computing unit computes a wear amount based on a magnitude of an interval between a measurement contour line drawn along a contour of the wear amount measurement target in the real object image and a plan contour line in the plan image.12-06-2012
20110304646IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A first image processing apparatus displays markers on a monitor to thereby make a second image processing apparatus perform a display control of a second object on an imaged image of an LCD while the second image processing apparatus transmits a marker recognizing signal when the display control is performed based on the markers to thereby make the first image processing apparatus perform a display control of a first object on the monitor.12-15-2011
20110050725METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BIOMETRIC INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for providing biometric information are provided. The method includes measuring biometric information corresponding to at least one body part of a user; processing the biometric information based on at least one of a type of the biometric information and a type of the body part; and displaying the processed biometric information over at least one of image data obtained by photographing the body part and the body part.03-03-2011
20120062594Methods and Systems for Collaborative-Writing-Surface Image Formation - Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for capturing, sharing and recording the information on a collaborative writing surface. According to a first aspect of the present invention, currently persistent collaborative-writing-surface content may be imaged during periods of occlusion by an occluder. According to a second aspect of the present invention, the occluder may be imaged as transparent allowing the visibility of the occluded currently persistent collaborative-writing-surface content. According to a third aspect of the present invention, the occluder may be imaged as a silhouette allowing visibility of the occluded currently persistent collaborative-writing-surface content.03-15-2012
20120154438Interactivity Via Mobile Image Recognition - Systems and methods of interacting with a virtual space, in which a mobile device is used to electronically capture image data of a real-world object, the image data is used to identify information related to the real-world object, and the information is used to interact with software to control at least one of: (a) an aspect of an electronic game; and (b) a second device local to the mobile device. Contemplated systems and methods can be used to gaming, in which the image data can be used to identify a name of the real-world object, to classify the real-world object, identify the real-world object as a player in the game, to identify the real-world object as a goal object or as having some other value in the game, to use the image data to identify the real-world object as a goal object in the game.06-21-2012
20110090251ALPHA-TO-COVERAGE VALUE DETERMINATION USING VIRTUAL SAMPLES - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for converting alpha values into pixel coverage masks. Geometric coverage is sampled at a number of “real” sample positions within each pixel. Color and depth values are computed for each of these real samples. Fragment alpha values are used to determine an alpha coverage mask for the real samples and additional “virtual” samples, in which the number of bits set in the mask bits is proportional to the alpha value. An alpha-to-coverage mode uses the virtual samples to increase the number of transparency levels for each pixel compared with using only real samples. The alpha-to-coverage mode may be used in conjunction with virtual coverage anti-aliasing to provide higher-quality transparency for rendering anti-aliased images.04-21-2011
20110090250ALPHA-TO-COVERAGE USING VIRTUAL SAMPLES - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for converting alpha values into pixel coverage masks. Geometric coverage is sampled at a number of “real” sample positions within each pixel. Color and depth values are computed for each of these real samples. Fragment alpha values are used to determine an alpha coverage mask for the real samples and additional “virtual” samples, in which the number of bits set in the mask bits is proportional to the alpha value. An alpha-to-coverage mode uses the virtual samples to increase the number of transparency levels for each pixel compared with using only real samples. The alpha-to-coverage mode may be used in conjunction with virtual coverage anti-aliasing to provide higher-quality transparency for rendering anti-aliased images.04-21-2011
20120299961AUGMENTING A LIVE VIEW - Techniques for augmenting an image of an object captured and displayed in real time with associated content are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method for augmenting the image includes receiving information defining a sampled frame of a video being captured by an electronic device in substantially real time, determining information representative of an object captured in the sampled frame based on the received information, causing the determined information to match stored information defining a plurality of items to locate an item matched to the captured object, retrieving content associated with the matched item, and providing the retrieved content for display with the captured image on the electronic device. The retrieved content may be rendered in an overlay element that overlays the captured image displayed on the electronic device. The rendered content is configured to enable a user to interact with the content.11-29-2012
20120212507AUTOMATED ANNOTATION OF A VIEW - In a view, e.g. of scenery, of a shopping or museum display, or of a meeting or conference, automated processing can be used to annotate objects which are visible from a viewer position. Annotation can be of objects selected by the viewer, and can be displayed visually, for example, with or without an image of the view.08-23-2012
20120262484Motion Capture and Analysis at a Portable Computing Device - Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to devices, methods and instructions encoded on computer readable media for capturing motion and analyzing the captured motion at a portable computing device. In one exemplary embodiment, a motion capture and analysis application is provided. The application, when executed on a portable computing device, is configured to capture video of a subject (i.e., person) while the subject performs a selected action. The motion capture and analysis application provides various tools that allow an application user (e.g., trainer) to evaluate the motion of the subject during performance of the action.10-18-2012
20120229507COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An attitude of an object arranged in a virtual world is controlled based on attitude data outputted from a portable display device. Further, the object is caused to move in the virtual world, based on data based on a load applied to a load detection device. Then, a first image showing the virtual world including at least the object is displayed on the portable display device.09-13-2012
20120229506OVERLAYING CAMERA-DERIVED VIEWER EMOTION INDICATION ON VIDEO DISPLAY - A method whereby an actual image of a TV viewer as captured by a camera housed in the TV, or an emoticon selected by the processor of the TV through the use of facial recognition method, can be displayed on the viewer's display or a friend's display along with title of video, audio captured by a microphone also housed in the viewer's TV, and text inputted by the viewer.09-13-2012
20120327113System and Method for Inserting Messages Displayed to a User When Viewing a Venue - A system and method for viewing artificial reality messages, such as at an event at a venue, where the messages are geo-referenced, artificial reality words or symbols and enhanced for greater comprehension or relevancy to the user. Typically, the messages are geo-referenced to a moving participant or to a fixed location at the venue. Using the spectator's chosen location as the viewing origin, an artificial reality message or product is inserted into the spectator's perspective view of the venue. The enhancement involves changing the content for context, or changing the perspective, orientation, size, background, font, or lighting for comprehension.12-27-2012
20120092367COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM OF SYNTHESIZING IMAGES - A real world image captured by a real camera such as an outside right imaging unit 04-19-2012
20130201213CONTACT MESSAGES WITHIN PERSONALIZED MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC IMAGES - Medical diagnostic images that are embedded with contact messages about a professional are sent to a patient for sharing with others. Although the images may be obtained using any of a variety of imaging devices, in some instances, the images may be obtained using a soft-tissue-injury diagnostic system for diagnosing soft tissue injury within a patient. A visual display is configured and arranged for receiving and displaying the medical diagnostic image. Personalized contact messages are then embedded within the image as a watermark to with information about the professional, such as an electronic business card, contact information, or hyperlinks to additional information. The sharable image with embedded messages is electronically sent to the patient for sharing with others. Personalized contact messages may also be embedded in non-medical images for sharing with others.08-08-2013
20130201211MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which side information is facilitated to be inserted or modified in a multimedia content using an optically readable code. The present invention includes the steps of acquiring an image, acquiring side information on the acquired image, converting the acquired side information to an optically readable digital code, and saving the digital code and the image in a manner of linking the digital code and the image to each other.08-08-2013
20130113826IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is an image processing apparatus including an image processing unit for combining a virtual object with a captured image. The image processing unit determines the virtual object based on a size, in a real space, of an object shown in the captured image.05-09-2013
20130201212External Fixator Deformity Correction Systems and Methods - Systems and methods for planning and optimizing bone deformity correction treatments using external fixators. A computer system generates a display of a tiltable ellipse superimposed on digital medical image(s) (radiograph), the ellipse representing a ring of an external fixator attachable to the patient's bone. Based on axial and azimuthal ring rotation user input, the system calculates a 3D position of the resulting graphical representation of the ring. User input controls translation of ring(s). Strut position user input identifies 3D positions for the external fixator struts. Based on graphical input defining 3D biological rate-limiting points for treatment, the system calculates a 3D bone correction speed and/or a number of treatment days, and generates a graphical simulation of this treatment. Further, the system generates a correction plan specifying for each strut a daily sequence of strut lengths and preferred strut sizes, to minimize strut replacements.08-08-2013
20110234631AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEMS - Apparatuses and techniques relating to an augmented reality (AR) device are provided. The device for augmenting a real-world image includes a light source information generating unit that generates light source information for a real-world image captured by a real-world image capturing device based on the location, the time, and the date the real-world image was captured. The light source information includes information on the position of a real-world light source for the real-world image. The device further includes a shadow image registration unit that receives the light source information generated from the light source information generating unit. The shadow image registration unit generates a shadow image of a virtual object overlaid onto the real-world image based on the light source information generated from the light source information generating unit.09-29-2011
20100315433MOBILE TERMINAL, SERVER DEVICE, COMMUNITY GENERATION SYSTEM, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a mobile terminal including a movement information acquisition section for acquiring movement information of a mobile terminal possessed by a user, a picked-up image acquisition section for acquiring a peripheral image of the mobile terminal, which is imaged by an imaging device, a transmission section for transmitting the movement information acquired by the movement information acquisition section to a server device which is connected to the mobile terminal via a network, a reception section for receiving community information which is generated by the server device based on a history of the movement information and which can be shared between the user possessing the mobile terminal and another user other than the user possessing the mobile terminal, and a display control section for displaying, on a display screen, a displayed image included in the community information in a superimposed manner on a peripheral image of the mobile terminal.12-16-2010
20130187949WIRELESS INTERNET-ACCESSIBLE DRIVE-BY STREET VIEW SYSTEM AND METHOD - Video drive-by data provides a street level view of a neighborhood surrounding a selected geographic location. A video and data server farm incorporates a video storage server that stores video image files containing video drive-by data corresponding to a geographic location, a database server that processes a data query received from a user over the Internet corresponding to a geographic location of interest, and an image processing server. In operation, the database server identifies video image files stored in the video storage server that correspond to the geographic location of interest contained in the data query and transfers the video image files over a pre-processing network to the image processing server. The image processing server converts the video drive-by data to post-processed video data corresponding to a desired image format and transfers the post-processed video data via a post-processing network to the Internet in response to the query.07-25-2013
20130194303METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AND PROCESSING FACILITIES MAP INFORMATION AND/OR OTHER IMAGE INFORMATION ON A MARKING DEVICE - A marking device for a marking operation to mark a presence of an absence of one or more underground facilities is configured to access and display facilities map information, and/or other image information, as a visual aid to facilitate the marking operation. In various aspects, methods and apparatus relate to: selection of an “base” facilities map, or information from a database of facilities map data, relating to a given work side/dig area; selection of an pan and/or zoom (resolution) for displaying facilities map information; updating displayed facilities map information while a marking device is used during a marking operation (e.g. changing pan, zoom and/or orientation); overlaying on the displayed facilities map information marking information and/or landmark information relating to the marking operation; and storing locally on the marking device, and/or transmitting from the marking device, facilities map information and/or overlaid marking/landmark information (e.g., for further processing, analysis and/or subsequent display).08-01-2013
20130201210VIRTUAL RULER - In some embodiments, first information indicative of an image of a scene is accessed. One or more reference features are detected, the reference features being associated with a reference object in the image. A transformation between an image space and a real-world space is determined based on the first information. Second information indicative of input from a user is accessed, the second information identifying an image-space distance in the image space corresponding to a real-world distance of interest in the real-world space. The real-world distance of interest is then estimated based on the second information and the determined transformation.08-08-2013

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