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20110187867ACCESS POINT DEVICE AND MONITORING SYSTEM USING THE ACCESS POINT DEVICE - A monitoring system includes at least one network camera distributed in an area to be monitored, an access point device connected with the at least one network camera. The access point device includes ports, micro control units, and a central processing unit. Each micro control unit is connected to one of the ports, and the central processing unit is connected with the micro control units. The central processing unit assigns an IP pool to each micro control unit and receives captured images from the ports. Each micro control unit assigns an IP address from the IP pool to a corresponding network camera, and manages the captured images according to the IP addresses.08-04-2011
20110193966SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING AND DISPLAYING VIDEO SOURCES - A video system for video surveillance or video monitoring includes a video source, a video control system, and a video management system. The video management system is configured to receive configuration data and generate maps based on the configuration data, wherein at least one of the maps is associated with the video source. The video management system displays the map associated with the video source and displays a graphical symbol on the map which indicates the location of the video source. The video management system then receives a selection of the video source, receives information associated with the selected video source, and displays the received information.08-11-2011
20110193965System and Method for Providing Image Information Using Mobile Communication Base Station Antennas - A system for providing image information using mobile communication BS antennas is provided, in which each of a plurality of mobile communication BS antennas has a camera module for capturing a full area where the camera module is installed and transmits BS image information captured by the camera module to a remote control system, the remote control system has a BS image DB server and stores the BS image information received from the plurality of mobile communication BS antennas on a BS basis and on an antenna basis in the BS image DB server, and a service server receives the BS image information from the BS image DB server and provides the BS image information to a user terminal.08-11-2011
20130076908APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VIDEO DISPLAY AND CONTROL FOR PORTABLE DEVICE - An apparatus and method for display and control of video data on a mobile device provides simultaneous multiple video data display of groups of video sources and selection of video data for single, larger viewing. Control of the camera source of the video data is provided for the mobile device user, such as by manipulation of a multi-touch sensitive screen to pan, tilt and zoom. Image capture from the video screen and marking of the captured image is provided. Activation of video data streams and groups of video data streams for display on the mobile device is provided by transfer of activation information to the mobile device via email. Notification of events monitored by the video source or by other sensors is sent to users of the mobile devices.03-28-2013
20090021583CUSTOM VIDEO COMPOSITES FOR SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS - A video surveillance system includes a plurality of video sources, where each video source is arranged to monitor and acquire video surveillance data within a field of view (FOV), a video manager connected to each of the plurality of video sources to control the video sources and to process video surveillance data acquired therefrom and a user interface connected to the video manager that allows an end-user to observe the FOVs from each of the plurality of video sources, and identify a region of interest (ROI) within particular FOVs to dynamically render a composite FOV comprising the ROIs from the particular FOVs. Where a video source includes enhanced abilities, such as a mega-pixel camera or video source, the enhanced video source may forward, instead of video data for the entire FOV, only that video dated from the selected ROI to realize reduced network traffic for more optimal video surveillance applications.01-22-2009
20100073483System and method for transmitting video from multiple video cameras over a single multiple pair, twisted pair cable - A system for transmitting video signals from multiple video cameras over one or more multiple pair, twisted pair cables includes several video cameras and a plurality of twisted pair-to-coax balun “T” devices connected to the video cameras by coaxial cables. The video cameras generate unbalanced video signals. The twisted pair-to-coax balun “T” devices are connected together in a “daisy chain” fashion by electrical cables having multiple twisted pairs of wires. The balun “T” devices convert the unbalanced video signals from the cameras to balanced video signals. The balanced video signals are transmitted over the multiple pair, twisted pair cables to a hub, which provides the video signals to one or more monitors, a DVR, a multiplexer or other device.03-25-2010
20090262195Monitoring system, monitoring method and camera terminal - A monitoring system is provided that allows shooting which thoroughly covers an area subject to monitoring, through shooting areas of plural camera terminals, while shooting with resolution according to distribution of importance for monitoring.10-22-2009
20130038737SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEMANTIC VIDEO CONTENT ANALYSIS - Embodiments of the invention may include generating a description of a monitored scene and creating a plurality of rules related to the monitored scene by using common language. The description of the monitored scene and the plurality of rules may be converted into system parameters and an analysis of the video data may be performed based on the system parameters. The results of the analysis may be converted into one or more output terms from the plurality of predefined terms and may be displayed to a user in a common language.02-14-2013
20100026811SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING LIVE VIDEO DATA - Described herein are systems and methods for managing live video data. These include the likes of video management systems, camera servers, methods for providing access to video data, methods of operating camera servers, and software for allowing the implementation of such methods in a computer system. In overview, a video management system is configured such that, upon the failure of a camera server, cameras assigned to that server are automatically reassigned to a backup camera server.02-04-2010
20130027562SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING USING MOSAIC TECHNIQUES - An image processing system and method using mosaic techniques are provided. The system includes a plurality of cameras, a mosaic image combiner combining multi-channel images from the cameras into a mosaic image, a mosaic image encoder encoding the mosaic image combined by the mosaic image combiner, a mosaic image storing unit storing therein encoded mosaic image encoded by the encoder, and a mosaic image decoder decoding the encoded mosaic image stored in the mosaic image storing unit.01-31-2013
20120182427SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING THERMAL GENDER RECOGNITION - A system and method for providing thermal gender recognition of people in any place of entertainment, leisure and/or recreation. The system utilizes infrared thermal imaging cameras and enables a prospective attendee determine in advance from a remote location where the prospective attendee would like to be. The system includes at least one computer system capable of communicating with a server over a network for retrieval, processing, and transmission of captured image data of each person in view of the infrared thermal imaging cameras. A website is configured to receive the image data of each person from the at least one computer system and implement the image data in a suitable format for viewing of the icons in various locations of the place by the prospective attendee from the remote location.07-19-2012
20130050496SECURITY MONITORING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING AUGMENTED REALITY - Disclosed is a security monitoring apparatus using augmented reality, including: an integrated event collector that collects events generated in a physical security region and an information security region; a security condition information generator that generates security condition information about each object to be monitored based on the collected events; and a security condition display unit that augments and displays the security condition information about the objects to be monitored existing in the videos photographed by cameras in the videos.02-28-2013
20130088601VIRTUAL FENCE - The present invention is directed to a virtual fence provided using a plurality of video cameras. A method for providing a virtual fence in accordance with an embodiment includes: positioning a plurality of video cameras about a perimeter to be monitored, the perimeter comprising a plurality of designated areas; for each of the designated areas: capturing video data of the designated area using at least one video camera; analyzing the captured video data to detect an event; and sending at least one of image or video data to a central facility only in response to the detection of the event.04-11-2013
20090303329OBJECT IMAGE DISPLAYING SYSTEM - An object image displaying system according to an exemplary aspect of the invention includes: a plurality of cameras which image a plurality of imaging areas respectively to create image data representing the image areas; and a server which is connected to the plural cameras, wherein the server includes: an identifying unit which identifies a position at which an object exists as a identified position; a selecting unit which selects selected image data which corresponds to the identified position out of the image data created by the plural cameras; and a display control unit which controls a display unit to display the selected image data.12-10-2009
20090303328SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND CONTROL APPARATUS THEREFOR - [Object] To provide a surveillance system having a wide range of applicability.12-10-2009
20130057697INTEGRATED BROADCAST AND AUXILIARY CAMERA SYSTEM - An integrated broadcast/auxiliary camera system includes a broadcast camera and an auxiliary camera. The broadcast camera may capture a first image of a scene, wherein operational parameters of the broadcast camera including a broadcast focus distance, a broadcast focal length, a broadcast pan angle and a broadcast tilt angle are operator controlled. The auxiliary camera may capture a second image of the scene, the second image different from the first image. A controller may automatically control operational parameters of the auxiliary camera including an auxiliary focus distance, an auxiliary focal length, an auxiliary pan angle and an auxiliary tilt angle based on the operational parameters of the broadcast camera.03-07-2013
20090040309Monitoring Device - It is provided to a monitoring apparatus in which a supervisor can monitor intuitively and operate when the supervisor monitors a trespasser or the like in a building. The monitoring apparatus includes a plurality of cameras 02-12-2009
20090091620ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEM - The invention is an electronic security system for placement in a building so that a person may view, on an electronic screen, an image from one of several digital cameras placed around the building. The unit includes a zoom function which zooms to the lower center, to the right, left, lower left, or lower right of the screen in order to give the user inside the door a better view of a person or persons viewed in a digital camera inside or outside the building.04-09-2009
20110013023Network video server architecture and computer program for high quality, high camera density, and high reliability in a digital video surveillance system - An information system architecture and a computer program for achieving full video quality, high camera density, and high-reliability in a digital video surveillance system. The architecture couples encoders/decoders for H.264 hardware-based video compression and video encoding/decoding directly to Blade Servers to achieve high camera density and high quality. The computer program manages system failover to redundant components for high reliability.01-20-2011
20100097470MONITORING SYSTEM, CAMERA, AND VIDEO ENCODING METHOD - A monitor system is provided for making it possible to efficiently determine a coding quantity of each camera in accordance with the movement of an object. In each camera (04-22-2010
20090237510VISUALIZING CAMERA FEEDS ON A MAP - Feeds from cameras are better visualized by superimposing images based on the feeds onto map based on a two- or three-dimensional virtual map. For example, a traffic camera feed can be aligned with a roadway included in the map. Multiple videos can be aligned with roadways in the map and can also be aligned in time.09-24-2009
20130162832CAMERA CONTROL APPARATUS AND CAMERA CONTROL METHOD - A camera control apparatus includes: an input section to which a plurality of cameras controlled by the apparatus are connected, each of the cameras including a first preset information storage section capable of storing up to n preset information on the state of the camera setting; a second preset information storage section capable of storing (n+1)-th to m-th preset information (n06-27-2013
20120113265Network video recorder system - An apparatus and method is presented for network video management and recording of video signals and video analytics generated by a network of IP-enabled cameras. A set of IP cameras are connected in a LAN to a network video recorder further connected by LAN or WAN to a set of client stations. The client station operates a hybrid program including a web-browser and a native application operating on a computer. The network video recorder operates a media recorder to store video streams from the IP cameras into a media database and further operates a relational database for storing camera configuration data, device drivers, event information and alarms. The network video recorder includes a zero configuration networking discovery service for automatically detecting and downloading default configurations to the cameras. Client stations can stream video directly from IP cameras, receive recorded video streams and query the relational database for cameras and events.05-10-2012
20120113266METHODS OF MANUFACTURING A CAMERA SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE IMAGE SENSORS - A method of manufacturing an image sensor from two defective image sensor arrays having identical structural design, each having substantially the same field of view and aligned to view substantially the same scene. The method includes providing a first defective image sensor array, having known defective pixels, providing a second defective image sensor array, having known defective pixels, and fusing the first image sensor array and the second image sensor array into a single output image array.05-10-2012
20120236154VIDEO-MONITOR/RECORDING/PLAYBACK SYSTEM - The invention relates to a stand-alone video recording, playback and Monitoring system. It has network switches, non-volatile storage devices, IP cameras, video servers, and NTSC cameras. The system uses communication channels that are WAN/LAN based and can be hard-wired or wireless.09-20-2012
20080291280Retinal array compound camera system having at least three imaging sensors - The present invention provides a camera system having a compound array of imaging sensors disposed in a retinal configuration. The system comprises a concave housing. A first imaging sensor is centrally disposed along the housing. A second imaging sensor is disposed along the housing, adjacent to the first imaging sensor. The focal axis of the second imaging sensor intersects with the focal axis of the first imaging sensor within an intersection area. A third imaging sensor is disposed along the housing, adjacent to the first imaging sensor opposite the second imaging sensor. The third imaging sensor has a focal axis that intersects with the focal axis of the first imaging sensor within the intersection area.11-27-2008
20080278582Video Fusion Display Systems - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for managing video bandwidth over a network connecting one or more cameras and one or more client video display stations. In one aspect, a system includes a data communication network, cameras coupled with the network, arranged in different locations, and operable to provide video imagery of the different locations via the network, one or more video fusion clients operable to display the video imagery of the different locations received via the network, one or more camera manager components operable to manage transmission of the video imagery from the cameras over the network based on client-side information, and one or more client manager components operable to define the client-side information based on display parameters of the one or more video fusion clients.11-13-2008
20110063446SACCADIC DUAL-RESOLUTION VIDEO ANALYTICS CAMERA - Objects of interest are detected and identified using multiple cameras having varying resolution and imaging parameters. An object is first located using a low resolution camera. A second camera (or lens) is then directed at the object's location using a steerable mirror assembly to capture a high-resolution image at a location where the object is thought to be based on image acquired by the wide-angle camera. Various image processing algorithms may be applied to confirm the presence of the object in the telephoto image. If an object is detected and the image is of sufficiently high quality, detailed facial, alpha-numeric, or other pattern recognition techniques may be applied to the image.03-17-2011
20100171833VIDEO ARCHIVAL SYSTEM - A video archival system for recording events of interest is disclosed. The system comprises: a video camera for providing video data for a location; a remote control device having user operable controls for enabling a user to identify the event of interest and a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting event data; a receiver for wirelessly receiving the event data from the remote control device; and a data recorder for recording the video data provided by the video camera. The system is arranged to use the event data received by the receiver to identify the video data for the event of interest.07-08-2010
20110279678Surveillance System with Direct Database Server Storage - A video surveillance system includes at least one of a camera or a streamer. A data base server is coupled to the camera and can store metadata for a video clip from the camera or streamer. A media storage server is coupled to both the camera or, the streamer, and to the data base server to store the clip in the absence of any network video recorders.11-17-2011
20100214417METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AN ENVIRONMENT - The invention relates to a method for monitoring an environment through a plurality of sensors, wherein a control system receives information from one or more sensors of said plurality and uses said information in order to monitor said environment. The method comprises a setup stage wherein an operator creates a model of an environment by defining a plurality of cells corresponding to areas of said environment, and then creates cell/sensor relationships by defining for each sensor at least one possible position which is associated with at least one cell. For each position the sensor is assigned by the operator a monitoring judgment for the associated cell. The method also comprises an operational stage wherein the control system, in order to perform a surveillance function, finds those sensors which can be used for carrying out the requested surveillance function and controls them based on the monitoring judgments and the cell/sensor relationships.08-26-2010
20090309975Dynamic Multi-Perspective Interactive Event Visualization System and Method - An event visualization system. The system uses a digital video capture array. The array is synchronized into a composited video feed file. The composited video feed file has a number of unit perspective video files. Each unit perspective video file has a coordinate location, a unit frame height, and a unit frame width. The unit perspective video files can be played simultaneously for individual display in a digital event player. The digital event player is operated on a client.12-17-2009
20090309974Electronic Surveillance Network System - We have defined an automated detection system consisting of a combined visible and Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) camera that identifies vehicle identification number and the number of occupants in a given vehicle, as well as the speed of the automobile. This information is processed in conjunction with law enforcement rules to determine whether the particular vehicle driver is in violation to enable the law enforcement personnel to issue traffic violation ticket and mail it to the registered driver's address. Such an automated system could be placed at strategic locations along the stretch of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or carpool lanes and interconnected with backend computing and decision support system to assist law enforcement personnel in identifying vehicle driver violating the HOV or carpool lane rules and in issuing violation tickets to the registered driver of the particular vehicle.12-17-2009
20090309973CAMERA CONTROL APPARATUS AND CAMERA CONTROL SYSTEM - A camera control apparatus simultaneously transmits main camera direction information to all cameras. Then, the camera determined so as to act as a main camera in accordance with an address contained in the main camera direction information controls the direction thereof in accordance with the main camera direction information. The camera determined so as to act as a sub camera converts the main camera direction information into sub camera direction information based on a relative positional relation with the main camera and controls the direction thereof in accordance with the sub camera direction information. Thus, a subject to be imaged can be always caught and displayed on the monitor screen without causing a control delay. That is, a subject to be imaged can be automatically tracked without being lost from the monitor screen.12-17-2009
20110298930Integrated Wireless Location and Surveillance System - An integrated wireless location and surveillance system that provides distinct advantages over video and audio surveillance systems of the prior art is disclosed. The integrated system comprises (i) a surveillance system comprising a plurality of cameras, each covering a respective zone, and (ii) a wireless location system that is capable of providing to the surveillance system, at various points in time, an estimate of the location of a wireless terminal that belongs to a person of interest. The surveillance system intelligently selects the video feed from the appropriate camera, based on the estimated location of the wireless terminal, and delivers the selected video feed to a display. As a person of interest moves from one zone to another, the surveillance system is capable of dynamically updating which video feed is delivered to the display.12-08-2011
20110285852METHODS AND REMOTE MONITORING AND CONTROL OF APPLIANCES OVER A COMPUTER NETWORK - Methods are provided to access devices over the Internet and to control and/or set states of devices over the Internet. One method includes providing, at a server connected to the Internet, code for enabling access to networked devices at a remote location using a networked computing device. The method receives, at the server, user login data via the networked computing device, to identify a user and to provide access to the networked devices. The method enables receiving a status request at the server, via the networked computing device, to view status of one or more of the networked devices. The status includes an update condition for at least one of the networked devices. The method also enables receiving a control request at the server, via the networked computing device, to operate one or more utility controls at the remote location. The utility controls include one or more of controls for a security system, accessing cameras at the remote location, setting temperature level for heating or cooling at least a region of the remote location, or setting lighting of a selected room at the remote location. The remote location includes a location computer that is in communication with the networked devices and is connected to the Internet. The location computer includes a processor and is configured for communication with the server. The method is operable for any computing device that has access to the Internet, including wireless hand-held networked devices.11-24-2011
20080211915SCALABLE SYSTEM FOR WIDE AREA SURVEILLANCE - According to one embodiment, a controller for a surveillance system includes ports for coupling a camera, synchronization logic blocks coupled to the ports, an information aggregation logic block coupled to the camera ports, and an output port coupled to the information aggregation logic block. According to another embodiment, a method of scaling a surveillance system includes synchronizing a plurality of cameras, capturing images from the synchronized cameras, aggregating at least two processed synchronized images, and processing the aggregated synchronized images.09-04-2008
20110292214VIRTUAL GUARD GATE FOR A GATED COMMUNITY AND METHOD THEREFOR - A modular fence has at least one post member having a hollow interior section. At least one rail having a hollow interior section is provided. The rail is coupled to the post so the hollow interior section of the post member is in communication with the hollow interior section of the rail. A holding device may be formed on a bottom section of the post member to position the modular fence in an upright position. A plurality of openings is formed in the post member and the rail. Wiring is positioned in the interior section of the post and the interior section of the rail. Connectors are attached to the wiring. Security equipment is attached to the wiring via the connectors, wherein the security equipment is attached to at least one of the post member or rail through one of the plurality of openings.12-01-2011
20100194893Process For Monitoring Territories In Order To Recognise Forest And Surface Fires - The monitoring of territories in order to recognize forest and surface fires requires complex automatic and human-assisted processes, which ultimately must include the control of intervention forces. Disclosed are processes for the centralised monitoring of territories. A swiveling and tiltable camera installed at a monitoring site supplies images of overlapping observation sectors. In each observation sector a sequence of images comprising a plurality of images is taken, at an interval which corresponds to fire and smoke dynamics. An on-site image-processing software supplies event warnings with indication of the position of the event site in the analysed image. A total image and an image sequence with image sections of the vent site are then transmitted to a central station and reproduced at the central station as an endless sequence in quick-motion mode. Event warnings with all relevant data can be blended into electronic maps at the central station. Cross-bearing is made possible by blending event warnings from adjacent monitoring sites. False alarms are minimized in that known false alarm sources are marked as exclusion zones in reference images.08-05-2010
20110141284SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING IMAGE PARAMETERS OF CAMERAS - A system and method for adjusting image parameters of cameras first determines if there are disqualified cameras whose image parameters need to be adjusted according to an image quality of the captured image of each camera, outputs the captured image of each of qualified cameras whose image parameters do not need to be adjusted, determines if the image parameters of each of the disqualified cameras are adjusted through a network. The image parameters are updated by each of the disqualified cameras itself if the image parameters of the disqualified camera are not adjusted through the network, or the image parameters of each of the disqualified cameras are updated by the computer using a broadcast mode or a non-broadcast mode with user-defined values if the image parameters of the disqualified camera are adjusted through network.06-16-2011
20110298929VIDEO SYSTEM - Improvements in a video system are presented that uses one or more camera(s) with a display system. The camera and display system operate together to allow a person to view the back or side of their head as they apply makeup or style their hair. The use of multiple cameras allows the person to view their hair, face or profile from different angles without requiring a single camera to be re-positioned or requiring the person to turn their head to view a particular area. The video system can blend the image from multiple cameras to achieve a view that is not from a single camera. The blending or morphing of the image allows the user the ability to obtain a view from nearly any angle without requiring them to move their head or adjust the camera angle.12-08-2011
20110292215ARRAY-CAMERA MOTION PICTURE DEVICE, AND METHODS TO PRODUCE NEW VISUAL AND AURAL EFFECTS - A system and method for creating special effects comprising capturing an image of an object or objects in motion from each of a plurality of cameras aligned in an array, assembling the images from each camera into a series of images in a manner providing a simulation of motion from a perspective along the array with respect to the object or objects within the images when a series of images is displayed in sequence, wherein certain object or objects appear substantially stationary in time during the simulation of motion.12-01-2011
20110267472CAMERA SYSTEM - In a camera system wherein video signals generated by a plurality of cameras are transmitted in units of image frames to a host PC, in a shared isochronous band through an IEEE1394 bus, each of the cameras comprises an asynchronous streaming-packet receiving circuit configured to receive an asynchronous streaming packet transmitted to the IEEE1394 bus, an asynchronous streaming-packet transmitting circuit configured to transmit an asynchronous streaming packet to the IEEE1394 bus, and an image output switch configured to supply a video signal generated by any camera, in the form of an isochronous packet, to the IEEE1394 bus under the control of the asynchronous streaming-packet receiving circuit. The asynchronous streaming-packet receiving circuit causes the asynchronous streaming-packet transmitting circuit to transmit an acceptance packet, thereby enabling the image output switch to transmit the isochronous packet, upon receiving an asynchronous streaming packet which is addressed to the asynchronous streaming-packet receiving circuit and which assigns a right of using an isochronous band.11-03-2011
20110267471SECURITY MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A security monitoring system includes a display, a power source, a main camera, a number of sub-cameras, a processor, and a storage unit. The main camera is connected to the power source though a power cable and connected to the display through a data cable. Each sub-camera includes a power unit, a network unit, and a capturing unit. The storage unit includes a detecting module and a camera selecting module. The detecting module stores a first instruction to be executed by the processor, thereby the processor determines whether the main camera is malfunctioning. The camera selecting module stores a second instruction to be executed by the processor, thereby the processor initiates the operation of the sub-cameras if the main camera is malfunctioning.11-03-2011
20100091108SYSTEM FOR CHECKING SECURITY OF VIDEO SURVEILLANCE OF AN AREA - A system for checking security of video surveillance of an area by a plurality of video units includes: (a) a respective signaling unit coupled with each of a respective signaling-equipped video unit among the plurality of video units; and (b) a control unit coupled with each respective video unit of the plurality of video units; the control unit providing an encoding arrangement for use by each respective signaling unit for emitting a predetermined signal. Each respective signaling-equipped video unit is oriented to permit at least one other video unit of the plurality of video units to receive the predetermined signal. The control unit cooperates with the plurality of video units to evaluate received the predetermined signals to effect the checking.04-15-2010
20100265331Surveillance camera apparatus and surveillance camera system - A wide-angle camera is fixed to direct an optical axis in a fixed direction. A telephotographic camera can be inclined in panning and tilting directions to change an aiming direction of its optical axis. An image signal from the wide-angle camera is evaluated. When an image of a moving object is identified in a frame captured by the wide-angle camera, directivity information corresponding to a position of the moving object is calculated based on a relative position to the center of the frame. In accordance with the directivity information, posture of the telephotographic camera is controlled to aim its optical axis at the moving object. Thereafter, the posture of the telephotographic camera is controlled continuously to place the image of the moving object in the center of the frame captured by the telephotographic camera. The telephotographic camera captures the moving object while tracking it.10-21-2010
20100033574Method and System for Object Surveillance and Real Time Activity Recognition - Method and system for objects surveillance and real-time activity recognition is based on analysis of spatio-temporal images of individuals under surveillance where a spatio-temporal volume occupied by each individual is decomposed by crossing the same at specific heights to form 2-dimensional slices, each containing representation of trajectory of the motion of corresponding portions of the individual body. The symmetry of the trajectories (Gait DNA) is analyzed and classified to generate data indicative of a type of activity of the individual based on the symmetry or asymmetry of the Gait DNA in each 2-dimensional slice. An effective occlusion handling ability is implemented which permits to restore the occluded silhouette of an individual.02-11-2010
20100033577VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AND REMOTE MONITORING - A housing for at least three adjustably fixed cameras and at least one pan/tilt/zoom camera may include a bottom wall having a bottom opening and a dome protruding through the bottom opening, where the dome may be configured to house at least a portion of the at least one pan/tilt/zoom camera. The housing may further include a number of side walls including first, second, and third side walls adjacent to the bottom wall and disposed at obtuse angles in reference to the bottom wall. The first, second and third side walls may also have openings disposed in line with the viewing angles of the fixed cameras. The housing may also include a fourth side wall adjacent to the bottom wall.02-11-2010
20100033575EVENT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD USING NETWORK CAMERA - An event surveillance system includes: a network camera for monitoring real-time video images to perform event tracking on an event occurred therein; and at least one machine-to-machine agent, connected to the network camera and devices in a network, for providing protocols for data communications between the network camera and the devices. If the machine-to-machine agent receives information on the event occurred in the network camera, the machine-to-machine agent requests the devices to provide event information for use in verifying accuracy of the event and verifies the accuracy of the event based on the event information provided by the devices. The network camera monitors in real time the event verified to be accurate.02-11-2010
20090189983SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PATTERN BASED THRESHOLDING APPLIED TO VIDEO SURVEILLANCE MONITORING - A system, method, and program product is provided that configures video handlers pertaining to a dependent individual. Configuring includes setting alert thresholds. Visual locations are configured. Visual images that pertain to caregivers of the dependent individual are configured. Video streams are received from video sources. Video streams are compared to configured locations to classify the dependent individual's location. Video stream is analyzed to determine whether the dependent individual is alone or with others. If with others, a list of known persons is determined by comparing the video streams with the configured visual images. The configured video handlers are initiated based on the inputs of the location and the people present with the dependent individual. Video handlers trigger alerts when thresholds are reached. Alerts include performing actions to protect the dependent individual from harm.07-30-2009
20110205366AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL SYSTEM AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an air conditioning control system is connected to a camera device, which is installed in an interior as an inside of a room and an air conditioning control target, and to an air conditioner that performs air conditioning for the interior as the air conditioning target, the air conditioning control system includes:08-25-2011
20100007739Surveying device and automatic tracking method - The present invention provides a surveying device, comprising a first image pickup unit 01-14-2010
20120033083VERFAHREN ZUR VIDEOANALYSE - In a method for locating patterns of movement in a first digital video signal, wherein the first digital video signal comprising at least indirectly succeeding individual digital images is analyzed in real time, it is proposed for the locating of patterns of movement in a first digital video signal, during the occurrence of larger moving object volumes in real time, to assign at least a first location-changing foreground region in a first individual image in a predefined manner with a predefinable number of first markings, to subsequently determine the relative movement of the first markings between the first individual image and a subsequent second individual image, to subsequently associate each of the first markings with a predefinable first environment, to assign the first and/or at least one second location-changing foreground region in a predefined manner with a predefinable number of second markings, to remove the second markings disposed inside intersecting regions of a predefinable number of intersecting first environments, to subsequently determine the relative movement of the first and second markings between the second individual image and a subsequent third individual image, and to output the relative movements of the first and/or second markings as a first pattern of movement.02-09-2012
20090160940IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An image display method for displaying a combined image by capturing images at areas surrounding a vehicle includes a) calculating a plurality of displacement vectors for a plurality of points taken on images captured by a plurality of cameras upon the application of a load that changes the attitude of a camera on the vehicle, and b) determining each image borderline between two adjacent images such that a difference in the directions of displacement vectors in the neighborhood of each image borderline between two adjacent images does not exceed a predetermined angle.06-25-2009
20090284602MONITOR WITH CAMERAS - Monitors with cameras are provided. The monitor comprises a display unit, a plurality of cameras, and a processor. Each of the cameras captures at least one picture. The processor receives the pictures from the cameras, and simultaneously displays the pictures in the display unit.11-19-2009
20090262196SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRELATING CAMERA VIEWS - A method for correlating views of two or more video camera systems includes obtaining a plurality of data point coordinate sets to represent relative positioning between the camera systems and data point objects in the environment. The views may be correlated through Interpolation or extrapolation using the obtained data point coordinate sets. Devices such as lasers may also be used to correlate views of two or more video camera systems.10-22-2009
20090290024PROVIDING LIVE EVENT MEDIA CONTENT TO SPECTATORS - A method of providing photographic images of live events to a remote spectator includes obtaining media content from at least one media recording device at a live event; providing a version of the content to an electronic device being used by the spectator over a network; and receiving a selection of media content or a portion of the media content selected by the spectator using the electronic device.11-26-2009
20090295924Retinal concave array compound camera system - The present invention provides a camera system having a compound array of imaging sensors disposed in a retinal configuration. The system preferably comprises a concave housing. A first imaging sensor is centrally disposed along the housing. At least one secondary imaging sensor is disposed along the housing, adjacent to the first imaging sensor. The focal axis of the second imaging sensor, in the preferred embodiment, intersects with the focal axis of the first imaging sensor within an intersection area.12-03-2009
20090295925NETWORK CAMERA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND NETWORK CAMERA MANAGEMENT METHOD - The present invention is intended to manage a plurality of network cameras simply. The network camera management system comprises: a server for managing a plurality of cameras and controlling recording and/or displaying of an image captured by a camera; and a controller for instructing a management state of a camera on the server. By the operation of the controller, an image to be displayed is dynamically selected from images captured by the plurality of cameras according to the mode instructed by the controller. Thus, even if there are a large number of cameras, it is possible to display in such a form that it is intuitively easy to understand which camera's image is being displayed.12-03-2009
20090244287VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEM - A video monitoring system for monitoring one or more video cameras. The video cameras each supply a video stream to a hub. A computer in communication with the hub obtains information from each of the video cameras and allows a user to arrange the video streams on one or more video displays. Multiple video streams may be displayed on a single video display and a single video stream may be displayed on multiple video displays.10-01-2009
20090051770Camera control method, camera control device, camera control program, and camera system - A camera control method includes the steps of performing at least one of a panning operation, a tilting operation, and a zoom-in operation using a first camera of at least two cameras, and performing at least one of a panning operation, a tilting operation, and a zoom-out operation using a second camera of the at least two cameras so that a portion of a blind spot or an entire blind spot generated due to at least one of the panning operation, the tilting operation, and the zoom-in operation performed using the first camera is included in a region captured using the second camera.02-26-2009
20110199488DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING THE SITUATION OUTSIDE A BUILDING WITH A LIFT - This device is for additional elevator equipment and may, among other things, be used for elevators in hotels, business and exhibition centers, retail complexes, etc. This device for monitoring exteriors of elevator-equipped buildings includes a number of video cameras positioned on the outer wall along the vertical span of the building, a display screen in the elevator car, a controller, an elevator position indicator and a multiplexer. Controller output is fed directly into the monitor. The output socket of the multiplexer is connected to the first input socket of the controller whose second input socket is connected to the output socket of the elevator position indicator. The device contains at least one set of additional video cameras positioned outside the building, at different heights elsewhere on the premises. Feed cables from the first, second . . . n08-18-2011
20110199487METHOD FOR OPERATING REMOTELY CONTROLLED CAMERAS IN AN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS - A method to operate a camera to focus on a selected object or a process object of interest in an industrial installation, and automatically calculating which camera or cameras are in line of sight of the object of interest utilizing measurements on a 3D model of the installation and the cameras. A system is also described. The camera may be automatically operated to move, or pan or tilt or zoom the camera so as to point and focus on the process object of interest. A video stream or an image of the object of interest is then generated and displayed.08-18-2011
20090167866METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING IN A MULTIVIEW VIDEO SYSTEM - A system for image processing in a multiview video environment including a first camera and a second camera is disclosed. The system comprises a region of interest (ROI) module configured to receive first video signals from the first camera and detect at least one ROI in a first image related to the first video signals, a first lookup table configured to generate an attribute value in response to a type of a block, wherein the type of a block is related to a first vanishing point defined in the first image, a labeling module configured to identify a first point “p” most close to the first vanishing point, a second point “q” most remote to the first vanishing point and a length “h” between the first point “p” and the second point “q” in each of the at least one ROI, and generate first information on p, q and h, a second lookup table configured to generate second information on p′, q′ and h′ in response to the first information, wherein p′ is a first point most close to a second vanishing point defined in a second image related to the second camera, q′ is a second point most remote to the second vanishing point and h′ is a length between the first point p′ and the second point q′ in each of at least one ROI in the second image, and a transforming module configured to transform each of the at least one ROI in the first image into an ROI in the second image based on the second lookup table.07-02-2009
20080291278Wide-area site-based video surveillance system - A computer-readable medium contains software that, when read by a computer, causes the computer to perform a method for wide-area site-based surveillance. The method includes receiving surveillance data, including view targets, from a plurality of sensors at a site; synchronizing the surveillance data to a single time source; maintaining a site model of the site, wherein the site model comprises a site map, a human size map, and a sensor network model; analyzing the synchronized data using the site model to determine if the view targets represent a same physical object in the site; creating a map target corresponding to a physical object in the site, wherein the map target includes at least one view target; receiving a user-defined global event of interest, wherein the user-defined global event of interest is based on the site map and based on a set of rules; detecting the user-defined global event of interest in real time based on a behavior of the map target; and responding to the detected event of interest according to a user-defined response to the user-defined global event of interest.11-27-2008
20080291279Method and System for Performing Video Flashlight - In an immersive surveillance system, videos or other data from a large number of cameras and other sensors is managed and displayed by a video processing system overlaying the data within a rendered 2D or 3D model of a scene. The system has a viewpoint selector configured to allow a user to selectively identify a viewpoint from which to view the site. A video control system receives data identifying the viewpoint and based on the viewpoint automatically selects a subset of the plurality of cameras that is generating video relevant to the view from the viewpoint, and causes video from the subset of cameras to be transmitted to the video processing system. As the viewpoint changes, the cameras communicating with the video processor are changed to hand off to cameras generating relevant video to the new position. Playback in the immersive environment is provided by synchronization of time stamped recordings of video. Navigation of the viewpoint on constrained paths in the model or map-based navigation is also provided.11-27-2008
20080259162Imaging Region Adjustment Device - To provide an imaging region adjustment device, including plural camera terminals, capable of imaging an entire imaging target without blinds spots. Each of the camera terminals includes a camera (10-23-2008
20100201821SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM HAVING STATUS DETECTION MODULE, METHOD FOR SELF-MONITORING OF AN OBSERVER, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - Monitoring systems typically comprise a plurality of monitoring cameras, which are disposed in different locations for monitoring one or more monitoring regions. Monitoring systems of said type are used, for example, to monitor places, inter-sections, buildings, libraries, train stations, factories, prisons, retirement homes and the like. The invention relates to a monitoring system (08-12-2010
20100026812Optoeletronic Device for Helping and Controlling Industrial Processes - The present invention refers to a device used for application in industrial processes that generates virtual environment, at the same visual field of the real objects in the line of production through optical illusion composed of visual indications (arrows, drawings, texts, indicators, icons, etc.) composed electronic, optical, hardware, software and mechanical parts, composed of dome (02-04-2010
20120069192Data Processing System and Method - A data processing system and method for processing images received from multiple cameras are provided. The system includes a memory for receiving first and second images associated with respective cameras; a determiner adapted to process the first and the second images to identify respective objects depicted therein; the determiner is further adapted to calculate a predetermined metric associated with projections of the respective objects in a first frame of reference; and a labeler adapted to assign a common label to the objects according to the predetermined metric.03-22-2012
20120069191ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SWITCHING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A method for switching a monitored location of a plurality of image capture devices using an electronic device obtains a current direction of the electronic device, and determines a current image capture device corresponding to the current direction of the electronic device from the plurality of image capture devices. The method further sends a switch command to the current image capture device, receives captured images from the current image capture device, and displays the received captured images on a display screen of the electronic device.03-22-2012
20120069190AUTOMATIC VISION SENSOR PLACEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD - There are provided an automatic vision sensor placement apparatus and method which analyze static spatial information in various aspects, calculate priorities of spaces using an agent that models the movement pattern of a user, suggest a method of effectively covering a given space, provide a camera placement method to appropriately install cameras with various levels of performance in a specified space, and calculate the optimal number of cameras to be installed based on installation cost.03-22-2012
20090066795Community Internet Protocol Camera System - An apparatus comprises a server in communication with a camera located on a customer premises. The server is adapted to transmit Internet Protocol formatted video, containing a surveillance portion from the camera and an advertisement portion, to a customer premises device. A method for sending the Internet Protocol formatted video is also disclosed.03-12-2009
20090051769METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE - A system for remote monitoring and surveillance is disclosed in this invention. The system comprises a plurality of cameras, a router, and a server. The cameras are connected with the router separately through a wired or wireless communication protocol. The router is connected with the server through a wireless communication protocol. The cameras capture scenes and convert the captured scenes into a plurality of image signals. The router uses a communication protocol to connect with the cameras, and the router transmits the image signals by a first wireless communication protocol. The server receives the image signals by the first wireless communication protocol, processes the image signals to obtain first images, and displays the first images. A method for remote monitoring and surveillance is also disclosed in this invention.02-26-2009
20110228093VIDEO CAMERA MONITORING SYSTEM AND CAMERA MONITORING METHOD THEREOF - A video camera monitoring system includes one or more cameras, a controller, a computer, a computer monitor, a video encoder, and one or more camera monitors. The cameras capture images and convert the captured images into video signals. The controller transfers the video signals to the computer. The computer monitor displays video images corresponding to the video signals. The computer selects a section of each of the video images and sends video signals corresponding to the section of each of the video images back to the controller. The controller compresses the video signals from the computer and transfers the compressed video signals to the video encoder. The video encoder encodes the compressed video signals into analog video signals. The camera monitors receive the analog video signals and display the video images of the analog video signals.09-22-2011
20090002494SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ARCHIVING DATA FROM A SENSOR ARRAY - Systems and methods are disclosed for archiving and processing information from an array of remote sensors. Aspects of the innovations may be incorporated, for example, into a gunshot detection and location system to preserve sensor information surrounding a gunshot event for later review or analysis. According to one implementation, an exemplary method may including sampling video signals from the sensors and storing samples in a storage device such that the video signals detected from the sensors may be selected and/or reproduced. Other exemplary implementations may include creating a searchable database wherein the video information is indexed as a function of parameters, which may include data associated with the capture of video signals such as sensor information, time of capture, etc.01-01-2009
20110228095METHOD OF OPTIMIZING THE SEARCH FOR A SCENE ON THE BASIS OF A STREAM OF IMAGES ARCHIVED IN A VIDEO DATABASE - A method of searching for a scene based on a stream of images archived in a video surveillance database including: a first phase of preprocessing prior to archiving of the images including extracting generic information from the images of the stream, systematically annotating the scenes of the images by at least one indication defined as a function of the generic information, and indexing the scenes of the images based on information extracted from the indications originating from one or more streams; a second phase of investigation by preselecting video segments from the stream of images including the annotation indications associated with the images; and a third phase of searching for a particular scene based on at least one additional characteristic not forming part of the annotations associated with the preselected video segments.09-22-2011
20090244286METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING A VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - A method of controlling a method of dynamically controlling the use of a video analysis program in a video surveillance system having a plurality of video sources connected to a network comprising the steps of providing a video analysis program to the video surveillance system, allowing the video analysis program to be used with a predetermined number of video sources, and allowing the use of the video analysis program to be transferred from one of the plurality of video sources to another of the plurality of video sources provided that the total number of video sources using the video analysis program at one time is less than the predetermined number of video sources.10-01-2009
20120105644Automated Personalized Imaging System - Systems and associated methods for capturing media content for a plurality of guests and intelligently parsing the media content to produce a customized/personalized media product for a particular guest or group of guests are described. A system is configured for combining video data and position tracking data to record a group guest experience or show and automatically provide custom media products. Embodiments record a plurality of guests throughout an experience or show, and simultaneously position track each guest individually. Embodiments utilize the tracking data to extract a sub-sampled video of each guest. This sub-sampled video is combined with additional media automatically according to a script. The result is a personalized video take-away for each guest, which can be created entirely without human intervention.05-03-2012
20120169882Tracking Moving Objects Using a Camera Network - Techniques are described for tracking moving objects using a plurality of security cameras. Multiple cameras may capture frames that contain images of a moving object. These images may be processed by the cameras to create metadata associated with the images of the objects. Frames of each camera's video feed and metadata may be transmitted to a host computer system. The host computer system may use the metadata received from each camera to determine whether the moving objects imaged by the cameras represent the same moving object. Based upon properties of the images of the objects described in the metadata received from each camera, the host computer system may select a preferable video feed containing images of the moving object for display to a user.07-05-2012
20100149337Controlling Robotic Motion of Camera - Among other disclosed subject matter, a system includes a first camera generating a live image of a scene, the first camera configured for being placed in a plurality of locations by robotic motion. The system includes a handheld device that includes a display device for continuously presenting the live image, wherein movement of the handheld device causes the handheld device to generate an output that controls the robotic motion.06-17-2010
20100149338Method and apparatus for multi-user user-specific scene visualization - A method and apparatus is described for providing a personalized interactive experience to view a scene to a plurality of concurrent users. A plurality of image sources with different attributes such as frame-rate and resolution, are digitally processed to provide controllable enhanced user-specific visualization. An image source control method is also described to adjust the image sources based on collective requirement of a plurality of users.06-17-2010
20100002082Intelligent camera selection and object tracking - Methods and systems for creating video from multiple sources utilize intelligence to designate the most relevant sources, facilitating their adjacent display and/or catenation of their video streams.01-07-2010
20100225765MONITORING SUPPORT APPARATUS, MONITORING SUPPORT METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A monitoring support apparatus includes an image shot information acquiring unit which acquires image shot information including a plurality of frames shot up by a plurality of cameras at different image shooting times, a difference region extracting unit which, in the pieces of image shot information acquired by the image shot information acquiring unit, compares an arbitrary frame with a frame shot at image shooting time different from that of the arbitrary frame or a background frame shot in advance to detect a region including different pixel values and extracts the detected pixel region as a difference region for each of the pieces of image shot information, and a superimposing unit which superimposes the difference regions of the pieces of image shot information extracted by the difference region extracting unit at the same time to generate one frame.09-09-2010
20090046153HIDDEN MARKOV MODEL FOR CAMERA HANDOFF - An integrated method for modeling the handoff between cameras for tracking a specific individual, including: creating a representation of overlaps, gaps, and allowable movement among the fields of view of the cameras, wherein the representation is modeled as states in a Hidden Markov Model (HMM); training the HMM using video of people walking through the fields of view of the cameras; selecting a person to be tracked; and identifying the best camera area using the HMM.02-19-2009
20100245582SYSTEM AND METHOD OF REMOTE SURVEILLANCE AND APPLICATIONS THEREFOR - Systems and methods for remote surveillance and the applications therefor are described here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a system for remote surveillance. The system includes a surveillance device including a capturing unit, a local storage unit, and a location-sensor, a remote server coupled to the surveillance unit, and a user device coupled to the remote server. In one embodiment, when in operation, the surveillance device, via the capturing unit captures a recording of surrounding environment and events occurring therein for storage in the local storage unit with location data associated with the surrounding environment captured in the recording as determined by the location-sensor. Upon detection of a triggering event, the surveillance device automatically uploads in real time, the recording to the remote server.09-30-2010
20110102596INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - Setting unit for setting a virtual viewpoint; determining unit for determining an undefined area in which an object distance cannot be defined in a virtual image of the virtual viewpoint, from image data of a plurality of images photographed by a plurality of photographing units placed at different positions; correction setting unit for setting an amount of correction of a position of at least one of the photographing units from the undefined area; and generating unit for generating the image of the virtual viewpoint from image data of a plurality of images photographed by the plurality of photographing units placed at positions that are corrected in accordance with the amount of correction are included.05-05-2011
20110058042Monitor Device, Switching Device, TV System, and Display Method - According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a monitor device including: a first port configured to receive videos output from an external switching device, the external switching device being connected to first input sources; a second port configured to receive a video output from an external source device as a second input source; and a display module configured to display: information about the first input sources, as a group, obtained through the external switching device; and information about the second input source, as a port name of the second port and/or apparatus information about the external source device, obtained from the external source device, wherein a switching operation between the first input sources and the second input source is performed in accordance with a switching instruction sent from an external manipulation device having a button to perform the switching operation.03-10-2011
20100033576DATA DELIVERY DEVICE - A data delivery device that switches picture data to be delivered so that pictures different in quality can be efficiently grasped without missing information of a high importance level is provided. The data delivery device receives picture data from multiple cameras through a network using a picture reception program. It determines whether or not to display each image frame of the picture data by accumulating the frequency of viewpoint switching or the importance level information of an image from each viewpoint by a picture selection program. In addition, it delivers a selected image frame through an interface by a picture transmission program. The display time for each frame is varied according to the importance level information of the image to enhance the viewability of an important frame.02-11-2010
20100194894DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE - A transmit-side transmission control device for sending data generated by a data generator device to a data utilization point receives and retains notification of the allowable data transmission quantity from a receive-side transmission control device, and adjusts the data quantity sent from the data generator device so as to fit within that allowable data transmission quantity range, and/or when a request is issued to change that data transmission quantity, the receive-side transmission control device is notified of that allowable data transmission quantity change request. The receive-side transmission control device retains the respective allowable data transmission quantities for transmit-side transmission control device, and when a change request is issued, reallocates the allowable data transmission quantities for all transmit-side transmission control devices to fit within the data processing load range stored beforehand within the data utilization point, and notifies the corresponding transmit-side transmission control device of these reallocated allowable data transmission quantities.08-05-2010
20130128052Synchronization of Cameras for Multi-View Session Capturing - The invention provides a solution for synchronizing cameras connected via a telecommunication network for capturing a multi-view session controlled by a synchronization module. The synchronization module provides a multi-view capturing parameter determined from capturing parameter received from the at least one camera. Said multi-view capturing parameter is provided to the cameras participating in the session capturing in order to synchronize the capturing of the multi-view session. Further a camera device is proposed which inform the synchronization module about its disposability and about the capturing parameter of the camera. Said camera receives a multi-view capturing parameter which is used for capturing the session.05-23-2013
20120242837Omnidirectional Camera - An omnidirectional camera comprises two or more camera units 09-27-2012
20080303904RECEIVING ASSEMBLY WITH FUNCTION OF DISPLAYING IMAGES ABOUT OBJECTS THEREIN - A receiving assembly with a function of displaying images about objects therein, comprises a container having at least one receiving unit; at least one camera unit being installed in the receiving unit for sensing image about objects in the receiving unit and transferring the data; a display unit for receiving image data from the at least one camera unit and displaying the image on a screen of the display unit; the display unit being installed at an exterior of the container; and an operating unit for adjusting display ways of the display unit. By the display unit to display data from the camera unit, the object in the receiving unit can be known. The operating unit serves to divide the screen of the display unit into one frame or a plurality of sub-frames.12-11-2008
20120033082System and Method for Spatial Division Multiplexing Detection - A system and method for detecting and monitoring one or more targets uses surveillance monitors that are selectively aligned in pre-determined directions to form an integrated field of view (IFOV). The IFOV or portions thereof may be illuminated using a scanning laser beam. Information provided by the surveillance monitors is selectively processed in an order determined based on a pre-determined target search and monitoring algorithm. Embodiments are directed to increasing efficiency of detecting or monitoring targets and, in particular, multiple moving targets.02-09-2012
20110019002Method and System for Low Complexity Analysis of Multiple Signals Using a Combined Sparse Set of Samples - A method of and system for signal analysis includes acquiring multiple signals from the environment by using multiple sensor elements, applying a transform which combines the multiple acquired signals into a single combined signal, and reduces the number of samples in the combined signal, applying a single signal analysis and event detection operation on the resultant combined, sparse signal, and performing a complete signal analysis using multiple analysis elements for the multiple input signals only in the case where the sparse signal analysis indicates that the event of interest may be present.01-27-2011
20110019003SURVEILLANCE IMAGE RETRIEVAL APPARATUS AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - Disclosed is a surveillance image retrieval apparatus capable of generating an image representing a search result that a surveillant can visually confirm, even if a face image used is not suitable for the visual identification of a person. The surveillance image retrieval apparatus includes a surveillance image acquirer, which acquires surveillance images; a feature amount generator, which extracts a face image from the surveillance images and generates the feature amount of the extracted face image; an image feature amount memory for storing a face image, a surveillance image, and other metadata associated with an acquired feature amount; a face image designator, which selects an appropriate face image in accordance with a user's input, and designates the selected face image as a query image for a person search; a similar image searcher for searching the series of surveillance images stored in the image feature amount memory for a face image similar to the designated face image; a presentation image selector, which examines surveillance images that are close to the search result in imaging time, and selects presentation surveillance images that include face images of the same person; and a screen data generator for outputting the presentation surveillance images selected.01-27-2011
20110109748CAMERA ARRAY - A camera array includes a number of TOF cameras. The number of TOF cameras targets a subject to be monitored, and captures images of the subject from different angles at one time to provide a composite image of the subject. The camera array can obtain more information about the subject.05-12-2011
20110025853AUTOMATED COLLECTIVE CAMERA CALIBRATION FOR MOTION CAPTURE - A motion-capture system is provided. The motion-capture system includes a host computing system and a plurality of motion-capture cameras that are operatively coupled with the host computing system. Each of the motion-capture cameras is disposed in a different location and orientation relative to a motion-capture space and includes a marker-tracking optical filter to provide a marker-tracking mode and thereby relatively enhance light from markers on a moving body in the motion-capture space. One or more of the motion-capture cameras is remotely controllable to selectively interchange the marker-tracking optical filter with a scene-view optical component, so as to selectively transition the motion-capture camera between the marker-tracking mode and a scene mode, in which light from the markers is less enhanced than in the marker-tracking mode.02-03-2011
20110115917SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND SURVEILLING METHOD - A surveillance system includes two cameras and a processing unit. The two cameras capture a scene to obtain a low resolution image and a high resolution image. The processing unit checks the low resolution image to find a reference image in the low resolution image to determine coordinates of the reference image in the low resolution image. The processing unit further determines coordinates of the reference image in the high resolution image to select a portion in the second image correspondingly. The processing unit crops and resizes an image size of the selected reference image according to a ratio of an image size between the low resolution image and the high resolution image, and replaces the reference image in the low resolution image with the cropped and resized reference image to obtain a new image. The new image is for being identified.05-19-2011
20110115916SYSTEM FOR MOSAIC IMAGE ACQUISITION - A mosaic imaging system comprises a support structure, a plurality of individual focal plane arrays secured to the support structure and an afocal primary objective optical element secured to the support structure. Each focal plane array has its own objective optical element secured in relation thereto so that the focal plane array and the objective optical element have a constant spatial relationship, with each objective optical element focusing its respective focal plane array to infinity. The primary objective optical element has an exit pupil subsuming the entrance pupils of the objective optical elements of the focal plane arrays, and is arranged relative to the objective optical elements of the focal plane arrays to maintain throughput and image integrity from object space of the primary objective optical element to each focal plane array. Two or more of the plurality of the individual focal plane arrays may occupy different geometric planes.05-19-2011
20100141767Semi-Automatic Relative Calibration Method for Master Slave Camera Control - A method for capturing surveillance images includes of a secured area has a first camera with a first field of view and a second camera with a second field of view. An optical center is determined for the second field of view. A magnification ratio is determined between a target located in the first field of view relative to the second field of view. A pan and tilt model is determined that provides a relationship between a first camera coordinates and pan and tilt values to position the second camera at the optical center. A target is captured in the first field of view and the second camera is controlled to record the target in the second field of view with the second field of view being an enhanced view relative to the first field of view.06-10-2010
20110242327INTELLIGENT CAMERA DISPLAY BASED ON SELECTIVE SEARCHING - A system and method for intelligent camera display based on selective searching is provided. The method includes searching a plurality of devices for compliance with a search criteria, and performing an action substantially simultaneously on all devices in the plurality of devices that are in compliance with the search criteria.10-06-2011
20090322883Method of producing a remote imaging array - The present invention provides a method of producing a remote imaging array. A first imaging sensor, having a focal axis, is coupled to a housing, having a curvilinear array axis, along the curvilinear array axis. A second imaging sensor, having a focal axis, is coupled to the housing along the curvilinear array axis adjacent to the first imaging sensor, such that the focal axes of the first and second imaging sensors intersect one another at an intersection area. A third imaging sensor, having a focal axis, is coupled to the housing along a curvilinear array axis adjacent to the first imaging sensor, opposite the second imaging sensor, such that the focal axes of the first and third imaging sensors intersect one another at the intersection area. The second and third imaging sensors' fields of view are aligned with target areas opposite their respective positions in the housing.12-31-2009
20110149080SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ASSOCIATING VIDEO CAMERAS WITH RESPECTIVE VIDEO SERVERS - A regional video monitoring system includes a plurality of video surveillance cameras as well as a plurality of video servers. The cameras and servers are linked by an interface which can automatically allocate one or more cameras among one or more servers. The interface can respond to a server failure and reallocate the cameras among remaining operable servers.06-23-2011
20100013934SYSTEM FOR IMAGE ACQUISITION - A system for image acquisition for acquiring images includes at least two optical devices for acquiring images, each optical device including a respective linear camera suitable for acquiring images from at least one object passing on a transporting plane, at least one lighting device associated with each of the at least two cameras and suitable for lighting the said object in regions of the object from which the images may be acquired, the lighting devices light the object with light pulses, the light pulses being synchronized so that light generated by the at least one lighting device associated with a camera does not interfere with the acquisition of another of the at least two cameras, the cameras acquiring the images only when the respective at least one lighting device is active.01-21-2010
20100013933Adaptive surveillance network and method - A plurality of modules interact to form an adaptive network in which each module transmits and receives data signals indicative of proximity of objects. A central computer accumulates the data produced or received and relayed by each module for analyzing proximity responses to transmit through the adaptive network control signals to a selectively-addressed module to respond to computer analyses of the data accumulated from modules forming the adaptive network. Interactions of local processors in modules that sense an intrusion determine the location and path of movements of the intruding object and control cameras in the modules to retrieve video images of the intruding object.01-21-2010
20100134627HAND-OFF MONITORING METHOD AND HAND-OFF MONITORING SYSTEM - A hand-off monitoring method is provided for monitoring a space divided into several monitoring regions. Each of the monitoring regions is monitored by a surveillance camera. The hand-off monitoring method comprises receiving a warning signal from a location and identifying a first surveillance camera related to the location according to the warning signal. Then, an object triggering the warning signal is identified according to a video signal provided by the first surveillance camera. A moving path of the object is predicted according to a non-linear movement prediction model. Then, a control operation is performed, according to the moving path, to control the surveillance cameras in the monitoring regions where the moving path passes so as to hand-off monitor the object.06-03-2010
20100134628Process Monitoring the Processing of a Material - The invention relates to a method for monitoring a processing region of a workpiece (06-03-2010
20110085042SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAMERA ARRAY CONTROL - A system is provided to control cameras of a camera array setup. The system generates an electric signal relative to a contacting track of a touching device on a touch screen. Therefore, a displacement of the touching device on the touch screen is obtained. The system generates a control signal. The control signal indicates a displacement range in which the displacement of the touching device is on the touch screen. The displacement range corresponds to a required camera of the camera array setup. The system controls the camera array setup to transmit video captured by the required camera to the touch screen. The video is displayed on the touch screen. The system can also switch the cameras of the camera array setup when a touch on the touch screen is sensed.04-14-2011
20110249124MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A monitoring system includes a first camera, a projector, and a processing unit. The first camera captures an object to obtain an image. The processing unit compares the image with one of a number of image patterns according to priority information of the image patterns, until finding one of a number of objects that matches the object captured by the first camera. The processing unit determines the position of the matched object to control the first camera to track the matched object. The images from the first camera are projected to a projection region by the projector.10-13-2011
20110249123SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO GROUP AND BROWSE CAMERAS IN A LARGE SCALE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - A system and method for grouping and browsing video data streams associated with cameras in a large scale surveillance system are provided. The method includes grouping a plurality of cameras associated with a surveillance system into a plurality of groups, selecting at least one group from the plurality of groups, displaying video data streams associated with a predetermined number of cameras in the selected group, and browsing through video data streams associated with all cameras in the selected group.10-13-2011
20110069173SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CAMERA HAND-OFF USING LOCATION MEASUREMENTS - Systems and methods for receiving video images from a plurality of video cameras having respective fields of view that cover a geographical region. At a first time, first video images of an object may be output, where the images are captured by a first video camera selected from the plurality of video cameras. Location indications may be received, which specify a geographical location of the object in the geographical region and which are determined independently of the video images. At a second time subsequent to the first time, a second video camera from the plurality may be selected based on the location indications. The output may be switched to the second video images of the object, which are captured by the selected second video camera.03-24-2011
20120120244ONLINE SYSTEM FOR SAMPLING NIGHTCLUB ACTIVITY - A system for sampling and monitoring the activity of a pre-determined establishment has a data-collection device connected to a group of sensors. The data-collection device is connected to the internet. A control panel on the data-collection device controls all of the device's and the sensors' operations. The group of sensors may include a thermal imaging camera, a microphone, a thermometer, a hygrometer, and a light sensor, and may include more than one of any of these sensors. Data collected from the atmosphere of the pre-determined establishment is uploaded from the data-collection device to be presented and organized on a publicly accessible website, which is viewable by any personal computers, phones etc. that have an active internet connection. A system of rating the related establishments on the website provides users an additional method of comparing establishments and deciding where to spend their time based on their needs.05-17-2012
20120120243Device Having Built-In Digital Data Device Powered By Unlimited Power Source - The device has build-in digital data means and powered by unlimited power source for lamp-holder, LED bulb, light device which connect with unlimited power source by prong-means, base-means, conductive wires from the said device with plug means which has no female-male construction. The said digital data means in desired combination selected from camera head(s), Sensor head(s), tracking means, rotating means, join-means, connector means, motor means, position means, orientation means to take photos, video, audio digital data storage into memory means, send/transmitte/wireless to the said display means, screen means, phone, communication means, computer means of any status for indoor or outdoor at any time under predetermined time, location, function, features, performance as market requirement.05-17-2012
20120120242SECURITY-ENHANCED CCTV SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a security-enhanced CCTV system. The security-enhanced Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) system includes a plurality of CCTV cameras installed at locations desired to be captured. An image processing device is installed outside an Operations Room (OR) so as to control the CCTV cameras and to store and output captured images. A resource distributor is installed inside the operations room, with the resource distributor being connected to the image processing device in a wired or wireless manner, and is configured to receive stored images from the image processing device or mutually communicate control signals required to control the CCTV cameras with the image processing device. An input/output device outputs the control signals for the CCTV cameras or displays the captured images through the resource distributor.05-17-2012
20090027500DETECTING AN OBJECT IN AN IMAGE USING TEMPLATES INDEXED TO LOCATION OR CAMERA SENSORS - An object is detected in images of a live event by storing and indexing templates based on representations of the object from previous images. For example, the object may be a vehicle which repeatedly traverses a course. A first set of images of the live event is captured when the object is at different locations in the live event. A representation of the object in each image is obtained, such as by image recognition techniques, and a corresponding template is stored. When the object again traverses the course, for each location, the stored template which is indexed to the location can be retrieved for use in detecting the object in a current image. The object's current location may be obtained from GPS data from the object, for instance, or from camera sensor data, e.g., pan, tilt and zoom, which indicates a direction in which the camera is pointed.01-29-2009
20110069172SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATION-BASED MULTIMEDIA - Systems and methods for receiving location indications of a communication terminal engaged in a communication session with a communication network, and selecting from a plurality of cameras having different respective fields of view within a geographical region that contains the geographical location, at least one camera whose field of view covers the geographical location. Images are output of the geographical location captured during the session by the at least one selected camera. The images may be correlated with the location indications by a switch in the communication network.03-24-2011
20110001828METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ALARAM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Method for an alarm management system installed on a site, whereby the controlling comprises a specification of an architecture of a site and setting of parameters as well as commanding cameras in order to transfer images or live video to a management station comprised in the alarm management system, comprising the steps of creating a map of a surveillance area of the site based on site architecture data, the map further comprising at least one detection object as well as a position and a coverage area of at least one installed camera, specifying an association of the detection object to the installed camera, storing a totality of associations of a totality of detection objects in a database, looking up the database in order to identify the installed camera associated with the detection object, positioning the installed camera such that it captures one of: images of an area where the detection object is located, live video of the area where the detection object is located, triggering a transmission from the installed camera to the management station of one of: the images, the live video.01-06-2011
20100259620CCTV INCIDENT LOCATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a system for detecting incidents within an area covered by CCTV network. Specifically, the present invention relates to utilising detections of gunshots to autonomously direct CCTV cameras to cover an area in which a gunshot was detected.10-14-2010
20100097472METHOD OF EFFICIENT CAMERA CONTROL AND HAND OVER IN SURVEILLANCE MANAGEMENT - A method and system for video surveillance in a system having a plurality of cameras is presented, the method comprising creating a plurality of logical camera groups, each group comprising a list of the cameras, tracking a subject using a current camera, and changing from the current camera to a next camera using a control device, wherein the control device provides the list of cameras in the logical camera group and the next camera is selected from this list. In this method, each camera can be a fixed or a PTZ camera, each PTZ can have a preset view in the logical camera group, the next camera can be a handover camera enabling hand over from a current operator to a next operator, the next operator can be selected from a list on the control device, and control of the current camera can be determine by operator priority.04-22-2010
20100097473DEVICE FOR CONNECTING VIDEO CAMERAS TO NETWORKS AND CLIENTS - A device for recording digital video from a plurality of cameras connected to the device includes a communication interface configured to receive compressed digital video from each of the plurality of cameras. The device further includes processing electronics including a digital video recorder module configured to store the compressed digital video. The processing electronics are further configured to identify a parameter indicative of complexity of the compressed digital video from each of the plurality of cameras. The processing electronics are yet further configured to adjust at least one of a camera parameter and a parameter of the digital video recorder module based on the parameter indicative of the complexity of the compressed digital video.04-22-2010
20100097471AUTOMATED WAY TO EFFECTIVELY HANDLE AN ALARM EVENT IN THE SECURITY APPLICATIONS - A number of monitoring stations provide input surveillance video sequences and sensor signals to a remote facility such as a central monitoring station for further processing. A user interface at the remote facility allows a user to select a received input surveillance video sequence for summarization processing. A control at the remote facility summarizes the selected input surveillance video sequence into one or more video segments of shorter temporal duration. Video segments summarized from the selected input surveillance video sequence are displayed.04-22-2010
20100321500SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADDRESSING VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FIELDS OF VIEW LIMITATIONS - A system and method for addressing video surveillance fields of view limitations. The system includes a first video camera that located at a first vantage point and a second video camera that is located at a second vantage point. A first lidar is located at the first vantage point and a second lidar is located at the second vantage point. A global positioning system is used to determine the global position of the first and second cameras and the first and second lidars. A processor receives data from the first camera, the second camera, the first lidar, the second lidar and the global positioning system. The processor creates a synthetic video image from any vantage point that is located between the first and second vantage points using the data from the first and second video cameras, the first and second lidars and the global positioning system.12-23-2010
20120200711SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATED SURVEILLANCE AND EVENT NOTIFICATION - In an embodiment, a system and method are provided for storing at least one database that includes electronic surveillance information of video content and audio content from video surveillance equipment located at a plurality of multi-dwelling units, meta-data associated with the electronic video content and user information associated with a plurality of registered users. First electronic surveillance information is received that includes one or more of video content and audio content respectively associated with a first multi-dwelling unit, and first electronic meta-data representing information associated with the first electronic surveillance information. The processor(s) determine at least one event, and transmit to a first user computing device electronic event information associated with the event and at least some of the first electronic surveillance information. The processor(s) receive from the first user computing device at least a first electronic command representing an action to be taken at the first multi-dwelling unit, and transmit the first electronic command to an access control computing device. The processor(s) receive electronic message information representing a message for at least one of the plurality of users; and transmit the electronic message information to a message computing device.08-09-2012
20110164137RECONFIGURABLE SURVEILLANCE APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - An apparatus includes a housing; a plurality of cameras in the housing, each of the cameras being configured to capture image data of a portion of a scene external to the housing; an attitude detector for detecting an orientation of the housing; and a transmitter disposed within the housing, the transmitter being configured to transmit the image data and an orientation signal to a station disposed remotely from the scene. A method of using the apparatus is also provided.07-07-2011
20130194430SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING VIDEO DATA - Described herein are systems and methods for managing video data. Embodiments are described by reference to a Digital Video Management (DVM) system, for example methods for providing a user with access to view live feed from cameras in a DVM system. In overview, a DVM system is configured to provide a user interface for allowing an operator to view a plurality of video display objects, wherein each display object is configured to display live video data captured at a camera of the DVM system. The user interface is further configured to provide access to one or more camera groups, wherein the one or more camera groups are respectively defined by dynamic parameters. The DVM system executes a process for updating the constituent cameras of each camera group responsive to changes in the dynamic parameters.08-01-2013
20110128383MONITORING SYSTEM - In a monitoring system, a plurality of monitoring devices for performing a sequence operation of sequentially switching images output from a plurality of cameras are connected. Each of the monitoring devices includes: an address information collection unit configured to collect address information of other cascaded monitoring devices when the sequence operation of an own device is started; a storage unit configured to store the address information collected by the address information collection unit; and a command transmission unit configured to determine a next address from the address information stored in the storage unit and to transmit a command for starting the sequence operation to one of the other monitoring devices which has the determined next address when the sequence operation of the own device is terminated.06-02-2011
20110261206INTERNET SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND REMOTE CONTROL OF NETWORKED DEVICES - Methods are provided to access devices over the Internet and to control and/or set states of devices over the Internet. One method includes providing, at a server connected to the Internet, code for enabling access to networked devices at a remote location using a networked computing device. The method receives, at the server, user login data via the networked computing device, to identify a user and to provide access to the networked devices. The method enables receiving a status request at the server, via the networked computing device, to view status of one or more of the networked devices. The status includes an update condition for at least one of the networked devices. The method also enables receiving a control request at the server, via the networked computing device, to operate one or more utility controls at the remote location. The utility controls include one or more of controls for a security system, accessing cameras at the remote location, setting temperature level for heating or cooling at least a region of the remote location, or setting lighting of a selected room at the remote location. The remote location includes a location computer that is in communication with the networked devices and is connected to the Internet. The location computer includes a processor and is configured for communication with the server. The method is operable for any computing device that has access to the Internet, including wireless hand-held networked devices.10-27-2011
20110254958INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING - An information processing apparatus acquires virtual viewpoint information of a plurality of frames contained in a virtual viewpoint video, selects a camera for shooting an image to be used in generating an image at a virtual viewpoint in a frame from a plurality of cameras with respect to each of the plurality of the frames based on a positional relationship between the virtual viewpoint information of each frame and viewpoint information of the plurality of the cameras, and reselects the camera selected for each of the plurality of the frames.10-20-2011
20120147192VIDEO CAMERA SYSTEM - A video camera and computer system for detecting events comprising: a processor in communication with a plurality of sensors and a camera over a communications network. The processor receives multiple data streams from the sensors, analyses the received data streams to detect an event and sends a trigger to the camera to capture video footage when an event is detected. Upon an event or alert, the processor: generates an event description associated with the detected event based on the data streams or the alert from the camera, links the generated description with an identifier of the captured video footage associated with the event, and stores the linked description and identifier to facilitate searching and retrieval of the captured video footage associated with the detected event.06-14-2012
20110134247AREA INFORMATION CONTROL SYSTEM - An area information control system includes: a plurality of sensors each for sensing comings and goings of people in an area obtained by sectioning an aisle of a building by a sensing range of a corresponding sensor; a plurality of display devices located in each of areas, for respectively displaying predetermined contents; a people count analysis unit for calculating a number of people present in the each of the areas based on the comings and goings of people sensed by the plurality of sensors; and a display control unit for selecting a content to be displayed for each of the plurality of display devices based on the number of people present in the each of the areas, which is calculated by the people count analysis unit, and a rule for selecting the predetermined contents to be displayed.06-09-2011
20110096169CAMERA TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND LIVE VIDEO COMPOSITING SYSTEM - Provided are a camera tracking system and method and a live video compositing system using the same, which track a main camera with a sub-camera attached to the main camera and thus stably calculate the motion of the main camera even in a dynamic case where most of a static background is occluded by a moving foreground object. The camera tracking system and the live video compositing system can connect feature point tracks that are cut by a foreground object which dynamically moves in an image. Accordingly, the camera tracking system and the live video compositing system can perform the more accurate and quick tracking of a camera even in a case where a foreground object occludes background by dynamically moving.04-28-2011
20100214416Device for Monitoring a Web - The invention relates to a device for monitoring a web. The device includes cameras imaging the web in order to take digital images of the web from a transverse area of the web at the imaging frequency. Each camera includes an image element, which consists of pixels. The individual pixels of the imaging element of the camera are real image-elements. The real image-elements are arranged to combine to form effective image-elements of the web in the machine direction. In addition, the cameras used in the device are matrix cameras, the imaging elements in which are arranged to be exposed simultaneously. The real image-elements are arranged to be combined to form effective image-elements by exploiting the binning function of the matrix camera. The device includes a strobe-lighting unit, the synchronization of which is arranged in step with the exposure of the matrix cameras, the imaging periods being common to all the cameras. The imaging frequency is arranged to be such that essentially all the areas of the web are imaged.08-26-2010
20100066836VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND VIDEO DISPLAY METHOD - A client PC [[03-18-2010
20100066835DISTRIBUTED VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - A video surveillance system and related architecture are provided. According to the architecture, a central server is not required, since server functionality is distributed in the system elements. A video camera arranged to capture video data includes a storage device handler configured to record the captured video data directly on a storage device. An indexer is arranged to query the storage devices in the system for new or modified video surveillance information and arranged to index the video surveillance information stored in the storage devices. Each element in the system, whether a camera, encoder, etc., can be viewed as a video surveillance host having at least one surveillance module. The hosts together form virtual network that can easily and unobtrusively be incorporated into an existing network infrastructure. This distributed approach eliminates the single point of failure.03-18-2010
20100066834IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus for creating a rotatable three dimensional image of an object comprises a housing (03-18-2010
20110261204REMOTE ACTIVATION OF IMAGERY IN NIGHT VISION GOGGLES - The present invention relates a system for displaying images. The system includes a user display for viewing images, a first sensor for capturing a first image and a second sensor for capturing a second image. A switch mounted on a hand grip of a weapon is toggled by the user to alternately display the first image and the second image.10-27-2011
20110187866CAMERA ADJUSTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A camera adjusting system includes a first camera, a second camera, and a control apparatus. The first camera is movably arranged on a sliding rail to monitor a locale. The second camera captures an image of a head of a subject. The control apparatus receives the captured image of the head of the subject and compares the captured image with a reference image, to compute a compared result, and outputs a control signal to the first camera to adjust parameters of the first camera according to the compared result.08-04-2011
20110187865ACCESSING WEB-BASED CAMERAS ARRANGED BY CATEGORY - A device receives category information associated with multiple cameras, and receives video information from the multiple cameras. The device also arranges the video information based on the category information associated with the multiple cameras and based on location information associated with a user device. The device further receives a video request from the user device, and provides, to the user device, video information from a camera, of the multiple cameras, that matches the video request.08-04-2011
20100026810MONITOR VIDEO ACCUMULATION SYSTEM - A surveillance video accumulation system pertaining to the present invention includes a plurality of surveillance camera units and a video accumulation unit that are connected with each other via a network. Among pieces of video data that have been encoded according to a prediction encoding method and transmitted from all the surveillance camera units, the video accumulation unit accumulates video data transmitted from a selected one of the surveillance camera units. Before the selection, if specified as a surveillance camera unit that is expected to shoot a subject, each of the surveillance camera units encodes video data of the subject based only on intra frame prediction and transmits the encoded video data to the accumulation unit.02-04-2010
20120147191SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING A TARGET WITH A NETWORK OF CAMERAS - The present invention relates to a system, a method and an intelligent camera for following at least one target (X) with at least one intelligent camera (S) comprising means (S06-14-2012
20100141766SENSING SCANNING SYSTEM - A method of securing and extracting sequential sensor data includes scanning a volume with at least one electromagnetic sensor to obtain multiple scans. Each scan has at least one different characteristic to create a multiple scan sequence of the volume. At least one volume subset is extracted from the multiple scan sequence containing at least one event satisfying at least one predetermined criterion. The at least one volume subset is analyzed to classify the at least one event using predetermined characteristics. A sensing scanning system for carrying out the method includes a scanner with at least one electromagnetic sensors, and a processor connected to receive the scans from the scanner06-10-2010
20120307068SURROUND VIDEO RECORDING - A method and a system are disclosed including multiple Image Acquisition Devices (IAD), such as cameras, simultaneously, consecutively, or independently filming a scene, each IAD having a known position with respect to each of the other IADs. Each image data stream obtained from each IAD may be uniquely identified, by the position of the IAD or by a unique identifier, to allow selective real-time display and/or playback of each individual image data stream under the control of a user. Depending on the position of an IAD, the image data stream collected by the IAD represents a corresponding viewing angle to the user. Thus, the user may dynamically select a different viewing angle for the same scene by selecting a corresponding image stream during real-time viewing and/or playback. In various embodiments, multiple image streams of the same scene may be selected and viewed simultaneously to provide a 3-Dimensional effect or other visual effects.12-06-2012
20120307069SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WITH VIDEO COMPRESSION FOR WIRELESS TRANSMISSION - A digital surveillance system in which the output signal of the camera is highly compressed, to the extent that the compressed signal can be sent over relatively low bandwidth wireless networks, such as cellular networks. The compressed signal is then uploaded to the wireless network from where it can be relayed to a server, such as an internet server, from where it can be accessed, viewed, manipulated and further used by authorized personnel. Such authorized personnel need not be proximate to the surveillance equipment at all. The digital surveillance system can include fixed cameras mounted in fixed orientations and the signals of the various fixed cameras can be integrated into a wide view, as well as used as individual narrow views. These views are wirelessly communicated to an internet server from where they can be accessed, viewed, manipulated and further used by authorized personnel. To power the cameras and the wireless communication device, one or more solar panels are mounted on or applied to the fixed camera mount.12-06-2012
20120307073AMBIENT PRESENTATION OF SURVEILLANCE DATA - A system and method for presentation of surveillance data includes a first environment including one or more sensors configured to monitor the first environment wherein data is collected by the one or more sensors. A second environment includes one or more information presentation devices configured to convey an event or state occurring in the first environment by altering an ambient sensory condition in the second environment, such that the ambient sensory condition is modified in accordance with a type and/or level of the event or state.12-06-2012
20120307071MONITORING CAMERA SYSTEM - When a camera is intentionally broken and an abnormality occurs in the camera, it is quite important to recognize the state of the camera and the periphery of the camera. In a monitoring camera system including a plurality of cameras and a camera controller to control the cameras, each camera is allocated at a position at which the camera can be photographed by at least one of the other cameras by changing the shooting direction of the one other camera. At occurrence of an abnormality in a camera, each camera conducts a camera control operation based on control processing described in a camera control table held in an internal memory of the camera or the camera controller, to photograph the camera with an abnormality and the periphery of the camera.12-06-2012
20120307070SURVEILLANCE METHOD UTILIZING VIDEO COMPRESSION FOR WIRELESS TRANSMISSION - A digital surveillance method in which the output signal of a camera is highly compressed, to the extent that the compressed signal can be sent over relatively low bandwidth wireless networks, such as cellular networks. The compressed signal is then uploaded to the wireless network from where it can be relayed to a server, such as an internet server, from where it can be accessed, viewed, manipulated and further used by authorized personnel. Such authorized personnel need not be proximate to the surveillance equipment at all. The digital surveillance system can include fixed cameras mounted in fixed orientations and the signals of the various fixed cameras can be integrated into a wide view, as well as used as individual narrow views. These views are wirelessly communicated to an internet server from where they can be accessed, viewed, manipulated and further used by authorized personnel. To power the cameras and the wireless communication device, one or more solar panels are mounted on or applied to the fixed camera mount. By providing a user with access over a computer network to the surveillance video, the user can monitor a location without owning, operating, or maintaining a surveillance server of its own.12-06-2012
20120307072STORAGE SYSTEM FOR STORING AND ORDERNG ARTICLES, IN PARTICULAR PHARMACY ARTICLES - The invention relates to a storage system for storing and ordering articles (12-06-2012
20120307067SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CAMERA PLACEMENT - A system for automatically determining the placement of cameras receives data relating to a plurality of polygons. T polygons represent one or more of a surveillance area, a non-surveillance area, a blank area, and an obstacle. The system selects one or more initial cameras, including one or more initial camera positions, initial camera orientations, and initial camera features, wherein the initial camera positions and the initial camera orientations cause one or more fields of view of the initial cameras to cover at least a part of the surveillance area. The system alters one or more of a number of cameras, an orientation of the cameras, a location of the cameras, a type of the cameras, and a crossover of two or more cameras. The system uses a fitness function to evaluate all of the cameras and all of the camera positions, and selects one or more cameras and the locations and orientations of the one or more cameras as a function of the fitness function.12-06-2012
20110304735Method for Producing a Live Interactive Visual Immersion Entertainment Show - A media system for providing audience with a fully immersed experience that integrates virtual scenes with live physical scenes. The media system utilizes a special set to perform a live performance. The performance is recorded, while simultaneously being projected onto a projection surface for audience viewing. The projection is processed to include a virtual environment and allows the audience to have an immersed and profound experience. The present invention provides audiences with a feeling as if they were part of the scene.12-15-2011
20120038776Automatically Expanding the Zoom Capability of a Wide-Angle Video Camera - A system for automatically expanding the zoom capability of a wide-angle video camera using images from multiple camera locations. One preferred embodiment achieves this using images from the wide-angle video camera that are analyzed to identify regions of interest (RoI). Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) controls are then sent to aim slave cameras toward the RoI. Processing circuitry is then used to replace the RoI from the wide-angle images with the higher-resolution images from one of the slave cameras. In addition, motion-detecting software can be utilized to automatically detect, track, and/or zoom in on moving objects.02-16-2012
20120127318SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM USING WIRELESS NETWORK, MASTER SENSOR NODE, AND SERVER APPARATUS - A surveillance system includes a sensor node, a master sensor node and a server. The sensor node firstly determines whether an event occurs based on self-event information and supplementary event information received from the plurality of sensors. The master sensor node receives the occurrence of the event from the sensor node, and secondly determines whether the event occurred based on the self-event information and the supplementary event information. The server receives whether the event occurs from the master sensor node. The occurrence of the event can be autonomously detected and determined among the sensor node, the master sensor node, and the server.05-24-2012
20120098970SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND REMOTELY RETRIEVING VIDEO IMAGES - A system and method for enabling real-time off-site video image storage is disclosed. An off-site storage site is coupled to camera servers at client sites via a private network. Each camera server is further coupled to one or more surveillance cameras. Video images captured by cameras located at the client sites are forwarded to an off-site server via a camera server. Video images received by the off-site server are produced for live viewing and/or archived in an image database. Users can retrieve live or archived video images through a client workstation that communicates with the off-site server over the public Internet. Retrieval of video images is based on a web-browser interface. Live viewing of video images is supplemented by real-time camera control functions that alter the pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) position of the camera producing the live images. Commands for controlling the PTZ camera are encoded by the client workstation and transmitted to the off-site server. The off-site server converts the camera control codes into control strings that are recognizable by the particular camera.04-26-2012
20120098969Surveillance Video Router - A surveillance video router routes digital video streams to video receiving devices. The surveillance video router is coupled to a packet-switched network to enable communication with the video receiving devices and to receive respective digital video streams captured by remote surveillance cameras. The surveillance video router receives a request to route a first digital video stream generated by a first remote surveillance camera to a first video receiving device and then routes the first digital video stream to the first video receiving device via the packet-switched network.04-26-2012
20110063447VIDEO-IMAGING SYSTEM FOR RADIATION THREAT TRACKING IN REAL-TIME - A system for overlaying location information of a radiation source onto a current image of an area being monitored. The system is capable of integrating data from various detectors and cameras has been developed to aid in tracking a radiation source. Location information, derived from various detectors, is integrated with near real-time videos of an area being monitored to show clearly where a radiation source is likely located within the area being monitored.03-17-2011
20110063445RUNWAY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A surveillance system and method for detecting a foreign object, debris, or damage (FOD) on a runway. The system comprises one or more cameras for capturing images of the runway; and an image processing system for detecting the FOD on the runway based on adaptive image processing of the images captured by the cameras; wherein the surveillance system is adaptively operable for FOD detection under both day and night ambient light conditions without assisted illumination such as infrared or laser illuminators.03-17-2011
20110063449SURVEILLANCE CAMERA DEVICE - Disclosed is a surveillance camera device for photographing at least one subject located around the camera device. The surveillance camera device includes a rotating module, a rotation driving module, and a camera module. The rotating module is rotatably provided to support the camera module. The driving module rotates the rotating module in parallel to the ground. The camera module is disposed at one side of the rotating module to rotate together with the rotating module in the same direction and continuously photographs the subject by sequentially scanning the subject in a line unit through rotation of the rotating module. The camera module rotates to sequentially scan the subject in a line unit, thereby widening the surveillance range, improving the photographing speed, and obtaining photographing images without distortion.03-17-2011
20110063448Cat 5 Camera System - A controller which enables control of the functions and operations of a camera, such as a digital video surveillance camera, by utilization of the menu feature on the camera. For example, by utilizing the menu feature in a digital camera, the lens can be adjusted to control the exposure, the white balance, the backlighting, etc. The controller can control a plurality of cameras and a plurality of controllers can be connected to each other. Each controller will only control the cameras connect to it.03-17-2011
20110317017PREDICTIVE DUTY CYCLE ADAPTATION SCHEME FOR EVENT-DRIVEN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS - Embodiments of a method for controlling access to a shared communications medium by a plurality of nodes are disclosed. The method may comprise predicting, for each node of the plurality of nodes, whether an event will occur within a sensing field of that node at a future time and adapting a communications schedule of each node in response to the prediction regarding that node. Wireless sensor networks and computer readable media implementing embodiments of a method for controlling access to a shared communications medium by a plurality of nodes are also disclosed.12-29-2011
20110157369Intelligent Observation And Identification Database System - An intelligent video/audio observation and identification database system may define a security zone or group of zones. The system may identify vehicles and individuals entering or exiting the zone through image recognition of the vehicle or individual as compared to prerecorded information stored in a database. The system may alert security personnel as to warrants or other information discovered pertaining to the recognized vehicle or individual resulting from a database search. The system may compare images of a suspect vehicle, such as an undercarriage image, to standard vehicle images stored in the database and alert security personnel as to potential vehicle overloading or foreign objects detected, such as potential bombs. The system may track individuals or vehicles within a zone or between zones. The system may further learn the standard times and locations of vehicles or individuals tracked by the system and alert security personnel upon deviation from standard activity.06-30-2011
20110157368METHOD OF PERFORMING HANDOFF BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUSES AND SURVEILLANCE APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Provided are a method of performing a handoff between photographing apparatuses and a surveillance apparatus using the method. The method includes: displaying a first area which is captured by a first photographing apparatus among the plurality of photographing apparatuses; displaying first icons corresponding to peripheral areas, among the plurality of areas, neighboring the first area; and displaying a second area, among the peripheral areas, which is captured by a second photographing apparatus, among the plurality of photographing apparatus, corresponding to an icon selected among the first icons.06-30-2011
20110157366METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REAL TIME DETECTION OF CONFERENCE ROOM OCCUPANCY - A method for detecting occupancy status of a plurality of conference rooms in real time is provided. The method enables, firstly, monitoring a first output signal of a first sensor. Secondly, the method enables monitoring a second output signal of a second sensor. The method further enables comparing the first and second output signals with one or more predetermined thresholds within a predetermined time. Furthermore, the method enables correlating the comparison results to identify any uncertainty in detecting the occupancy. Furthermore, the method enables processing output from one or more image and/or video sensors based on the correlation to obtain occupancy status information when there is uncertainty in detecting occupancy. Finally, the method enables displaying the occupancy status information on one or more user devices.06-30-2011
20120206606DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEM USING NETWORKED CAMERAS - A digital video system including one or more video cameras and a video server connected to the one or more video cameras is disclosed. In an illustrative embodiment, the video server includes a computer having a central processing unit (CPU) for executing machine instructions and a memory for storing machine instructions that are to be executed by the CPU. The machine instructions when executed by the CPU implement a number of functions including receiving one or more trigger event conditions, receiving data relating to the one or more trigger event conditions, generating a trigger event message based on a comparison of the one or more trigger event conditions and the data relating to the one or more trigger event conditions, and transmitting the trigger event message.08-16-2012
20120206605Intelligent Camera Selection and Object Tracking - Methods and systems for creating video from multiple sources utilize intelligence to designate the most relevant sources, facilitating their adjacent display and/or catenation of their video streams.08-16-2012
20120206604SURVEILLANCE CAMERA WITH INTEGRAL LARGE-DOMAIN SENSOR - A surveillance camera arrangement includes a first camera that performs panning movements about a pan axis, and that performs tilting movements within a plane of tilting motion. The plane of tilting motion is offset from, and substantially parallel to, the pan axis. A second camera is substantially aligned with the pan axis. The second camera has a wider field of view than the first camera.08-16-2012
20090141130IN-PLAY CAMERA ASSOCIATED WITH HEADGEAR USED IN SPORTING EVENTS AND CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF CAPTURED VIDEO FOR BROADCAST TO AND DISPLAY AT REMOTE VIDEO MONITORS - System and method for capturing visual perspectives of live activities at an entertainment venue with wireless in-play video cameras associated with user equipment for transmission to enterprise equipment for processing and broadcast to remote video monitors for display. Video recording can be from more than one entertainment venue or can be more than one wireless in-play video camera. Remote video monitors can be venue-based hand held devices or video monitors used at home. Remote video monitors can include hand held devices and high definition televisions (e.g., HDTVs) including flat panel display screens therein. A user can select from more than one view from video cameras that the user wants displayed on the remote viewer, enabling a user of the remote video monitor to view more than one camera view through the remote viewer at a time simultaneously.06-04-2009
20120044355Calibration of Wi-Fi Localization from Video Localization - In some implementations, video camera networks can be used to track people or objects and determine their locations. In some implementations, location accuracy better than one meter can be achieved using video cameras. According to some implementations, Wi-Fi localization and video localization systems can be fused together to perform calibration. In some implementations, by using the video network to continuously update the Wi-Fi localization calibration database, Wi-Fi location accuracy can be improved.02-23-2012
20120044354VERSATILE DUAL MODE WIRELESS CAMERA HOTSPOT DEVICE - A versatile dual mode wireless camera hotspot and method. The method comprises capturing data comprising at least one of video and audio from a camera. The camera has a transmitter and receiver integrated with the camera. The camera further provides a wireless access point to allow access to a network.02-23-2012
20120057026MONITORING SYSTEM - A monitoring system includes a monitoring apparatus, a television, and a number of cameras. The monitoring apparatus includes an image analog-to-digital (A/D) converting unit to receive images from the cameras and convert the received analog images to digital images. A microcontroller receives the digital images from the image A/D converting unit, and compresses the received digital images and stores the compressed digital images in the storage unit. An image digital-to-analog (D/A) converting unit receives the digital images from the microcontroller and converts the received digital images to analog images. When the microcontroller receives the control signal from the television, the microcontroller outputs the received digital images to the image D/A converting unit, to convert the received digital images to analog images and output the analog images to the television. The microcontroller compresses the received digital images and stores the compressed digital images in a storage unit.03-08-2012
20120206607DISPLAY IMAGE SWITCHING DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - Disclosed is a display image switching device wherein the burden imposed upon an operator, when selecting a particular camera from among a plurality of cameras accompanying movement, can be lightened by providing an intuitive and easy to understand selecting method. When the operator selects a object from an image picked-up and displayed on a display unit (08-16-2012
20120154594System and Method for Side-by-Side Inspection of a Device - Systems and methods for inspecting a device are disclosed. The method includes arranging the device in a known position relative to a plurality of movable cameras. The plurality of movable cameras are mounted on a controllable actuator. The plurality of cameras are pointed at the device by controlling the controllable actuator to position the camera with a user interface. A computing device renders a virtual image from a CAD model of the device with a computing device. An image of the device generated by the camera is displayed on a display. The computing device also causes the rendered virtual image of the device to be displayed on the display. The camera images and the rendered images can be displayed side-by-side, in an overlay fashion or both.06-21-2012
20120026335Attribute-Based Person Tracking Across Multiple Cameras - Techniques for tracking an individual across two or more cameras are provided. The techniques include detecting an image of one or more individuals in each of two or more cameras, tracking each of the one or more individuals in a field of view in each of the two or more cameras, applying a set of one or more attribute detectors to each of the one or more individuals being tracked by the two or more cameras, and using the set of one or more attribute detectors to match an individual tracked in one of the two or more cameras with an individual tracked in one or more other cameras of the two or more cameras.02-02-2012
20110102595NETWORK AUDIO/VIDEO CAPTURING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A network camera includes a capturing unit, a video converter, an audio converter, a microprocessor, and a signal sending unit. The capturing unit captures an analog video signal and an analog audio signal. The video converter converts the analog video signal to a digital video signal; the audio converter converts the analog audio signal to a digital audio signal. The microprocessor superposes and compresses the digital video signal and the digital audio signal and outputs a first universal serial bus (USB) signal. The signal sending unit converts the first USB signal to a wireless USB signal.05-05-2011
20100289900PROVIDING MULTIPLE VIDEO PERSPECTIVES OF ACTIVITIES THROUGH A DATA NETWORK TO A REMOTE MULTIMEDIA SERVER FOR SELECTIVE DISPLAY BY REMOTE VIEWING AUDIENCES - Multiple visual perspectives in video of private and public activities including those in public areas such as entertainment venues captured by cameras located near the activities can be transmitted over data networks to a server where video-related data is processed and recorded for selective display by authorized, remote video display devices (e.g., HDTV, set-top boxes, computers, handheld devices) in wired/wireless communication with the server. Users can be registered and authorized to access the server to provide/access video captured by cameras at activities. Wireless handheld devices can selectively retrieve video-related data captured at activities for server storage and subsequent display by video display devices. Captured video/pictures can be organized in a server based on at least one of: activity title, activity time, activity date, activity place, wireless handheld device location at time of video recording, distance from location of interest. Simultaneous display of multiple videos on a display can be synchronized.11-18-2010
20120249798RTLS TAG DEVICE AND REAL TIME LOCATION SYSTEM - Provided, according to the present invention, is an RTLS tag device generating a power through a shock applied to a piezoelectric element and transmitting tag information or an emergency signal to the wireless LAN APs, and a real time location system including an integrated management server receiving the tag information through the wireless LAN APs to extract location information of the RTLS tag device and providing the extracted location information to a client, and transmitting an alarm signal to the client, if it is determined that the emergency signal has been received or the location information deviates from a predetermined scope.10-04-2012
20100245584METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING A ZONE OF INTEREST IN A VIDEO DISPLAY - A method of creating a zone of interest in a video scene comprising the steps of capturing a video scene, transmitting a captured video scene over a network, receiving a captured video scene from the network, enabling a user to identify a portion of a captured video scene to be a zone of interest, replicating the portion of the captured video scene identified by the user as a zone of interest, rendering the video scene in a first window, and rendering the replicated portion of the captured video scene in a second window independent of the first window.09-30-2010
20100245583APPARATUS FOR REMOTE SURVEILLANCE AND APPLICATIONS THEREFOR - Apparatuses for remote surveillance and the applications therefor are described here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus for remote surveillance. The apparatus includes a capturing unit, a location-sensor, a processing unit coupled to the capturing unit, a storage unit coupled to the processing unit, the capturing unit, and the location-sensor. the capturing unit captures a recording of surrounding environment and events occurring therein for storage in the storage unit and the location-sensor identifies location data for storage in the storage unit. One embodiment of the apparatus further includes a network component, a controller coupled to the storage unit, and/or a motion detector coupled to the controller. Upon detection of a triggering event, the controller enables the recording to be streamed in real time via a network connection established by the network component.09-30-2010
20120300081SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - Provided is a surveillance system including a plurality of network cameras; and at least one server connected to the network cameras via a communication network, wherein each of the network cameras captures and stores video data, extracts metadata, which is a basis of event data, from the video data, transmits the metadata to the server, and wherein, if requested by the server, each of the network cameras transmits the stored video data to the server.11-29-2012
20120300080System and method of semi-autonomous multimedia presentation creation, recording, display, network streaming, website addition, and playback. - The invention disclosed is a software and hardware system that allows complex multimedia presentations to be created, performed, recorded, streamed over a network, and automatically added to a website, without the need of human input other than that of the presenter. It is the first system to combine the following technologies into a single system of interdependent hardware and software: presentation creation software, network communication, media syncing, multiple remotely controlled motorized camera apparatuses, motion tracking, voice recognition, media projection software, recording and streaming of both live and recorded media, and automated website management.11-29-2012
20120314080GAS LEAKAGE DETECTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A gas leakage detecting system for detecting leaking gas includes a camera set having visible-light cameras and infrared cameras photographing a gas monitoring area, a composite image coupling unit that couples visible-light images captured by the visible-light cameras and infrared images captured by the infrared cameras, extracts gas leakage points from the coupled infrared images when a temperature of a specific gas, which was previously stored in a database (DB), is detected, and creates a composite of the extracted gas leakage points and the visible-light images to create composite images, a screen output unit outputting the composite images created by the composite image coupling unit to an administrator terminal so as to enable an administrator to identify the composite images, and a control unit analyzing a type of the gas and a gas leakage area from the temperature of the specific gas detected from the gas leakage points.12-13-2012
20120162437ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display including a display screen, a housing accommodating the display and including a surface configured to expose the display screen, a connector in an end portion of the housing, the connector being configured to be exposed to the outside of the housing, and a camera in the housing. The camera is configured to capture an image from the surface of the housing and eccentrically positioned with respect to a center portion of the housing as being shifted toward a side opposite to the end portion of the housing.06-28-2012
20110181729NETWORK CAMERA AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - A system for operating network cameras, a method for operating network cameras, and a network camera having a storage function are provided so that the system does not have to include a network video recorder.07-28-2011
20120133774AUTOMATED VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS - A video surveillance system includes a plurality of video sources, at least one processing server in communication with the video sources, and at least one monitoring station viewing video from the video sources. The video sources are distributed over a target area to be monitored by the surveillance system and are attached to a video network. The processing server allocates bandwidth to the video sources with an accuracy function which provides event/object detection accuracy as a function of image/video quality transferred over the network. The image accuracy is the accuracy with which the processing server identifies features in a video image. Bandwidth is allocated by optimizing the overall event/object detection accuracy by adjusting image/video quality for each video source optionally subject to the dynamic network conditions experienced by each video source.05-31-2012
20120133773IDENTIFICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING PROPERTIES OF AN OBJECT DETECTED BY A VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERA - The present invention deals with an identification apparatus (05-31-2012
20120218416Dynamically Reconfigurable Intelligent Video Surveillance System - A dynamically reconfigurable video surveillance system includes at least one video camera, a remote server, at least one viewing terminal, means making it possible to record the video sequences captured by the camera or cameras, said system being characterized in that: the video camera or cameras and the remote server include means for communicating with one another across a telecommunications network; the video camera or cameras include means for compressing the video sequences captured, the compression rate being adapted dynamically by taking account of the control messages originating from the remote server; the video camera or cameras include means for analyzing said video sequences in the compressed domain, to characterize the activity detected in their field of vision and to forward the result of this characterization to the remote server; the remote server include means for computing for each of the compressed video streams originating from the video camera or cameras a command making it possible to parametrize each of them by taking account of the signaling data received.08-30-2012
20120314078OBJECT MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF, CAMERA APPARATUS AND MONITORING SYSTEM - A method of monitoring an object in images captured by N camera apparatuses including: for an i12-13-2012
20120169883MULTI-STREAM VIDEO SYSTEM, VIDEO MONITORING DEVICE AND MULTI-STREAM VIDEO TRANSMISSION METHOD - The invention discloses a multi-stream video system, a video monitoring device and a multi-stream video transmission method. The multi-stream video system includes at least one video capturing device and a video monitoring device. Each video capturing device is used for generating a plurality of video streams with different video specifications at the same time. The video monitoring device forms a telecommunication to each of the video capturing devices. When the video monitoring device performs an application operation, the video monitoring device selects and receives at least one video stream from each of the video capturing devices according to a video requirement of the application operation.07-05-2012
20120314081SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR 2D OCCUPANCY SENSING - A 2D occupancy system for determining a position of a user (e.g. a human, an object or an animal) in an environment includes a host device and a plurality of motion detection devices. The host device and the plurality of motion detection devices are connected through a network. Each motion detection device has a viewing angle and the viewing angle of any motion detection device overlaps with the viewing angle of at least one other motion detection device. The host device comprises an input port for receiving motion information from the plurality of motion detection devices, and a processing unit for determining the position of the user in the environment from the motion information from particular motion detection devices at a same time-stamp.12-13-2012
20120075476SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - A surveillance system includes cameras, first modems, and a recorder. The camera captures images and outputs video signals. The first modems are connected to the cameras correspondingly and configured for modulation of the video signals from the cameras. The recorder is connected to the first modems. The recorder includes a second modem, an input portion, a processor, and a power supply. The second modem individually connects to the first modems. The input portion, the processor, and the power supply connect to the second modem. The second modern demodulates the modulated video signals from the first modems and sends the demodulated video signals to the processor. The second modern modulates control signals from the input portion and sends the modulated control signals to the first modems. The first moderns demodulate the modulated control signals and send the demodulated control signals to the cameras.03-29-2012
20120314077NETWORK SYNCHRONIZED CAMERA SETTINGS - A network device receives, from a first video camera system, position information for a first video camera at a first site and sends, to a second video camera system, position instructions for a second video camera at a second site. The position instructions are configured to locate the second video camera within the second site to correspond to a relative position of the first camera in the first site. The network device receives, from the first video camera system, a first video feed including images of the first site and receives, from the second video camera system, a second video feed including images of a subject of the second site. The network device combines the first video feed and the second video feed to generate a synchronized combined video feed that overlays the images of the subject of the second video feed in images of the first site.12-13-2012
20090086025CAMERA SYSTEM - A remote surveillance system (the system) of the present invention is designed to have a long independent operation, portability, and wireless transmission of digital data from any location worldwide. The system includes a hybrid power element having novel hydrogen storage and generation device, light weight polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell, and the low power and low weight electronics. The system also includes multiple day/night cameras, motion detector, global positioning system (GPS), and wireless module. The system is packed in a back pack case and is easily carried between multiple locations due to low weight and compacts size.04-02-2009
20100007738METHOD OF ADVANCED PERSON OR OBJECT RECOGNITION AND DETECTION - A method for advanced recognition and detection of persons and objects comprises providing an intelligent video recognition system including a plurality of video cameras having advanced recognition methods associated therewith, providing a location awareness system with active emitting tags and including one or more receiver antennas, detecting outlier persons or objects by processing intermediate data output from the intelligent video recognition system and location awareness system with output from a master database to generate relevant and focused alert data through comparing spatial information, classifying the alert data as alerts or allowed events based on business logic described in a rule engine, displaying the alert data along with primary video stream and active emitting tag data in real-time in a user visualization engine, and allowing the relevant and focused alert data to be replayed and displayed in the user visualization engine at a future time.01-14-2010
20120257062VIDEO SWITCH SYSTEM AND METHOD OF VIEWING SURVEILLANCE VIDEOS - In a video switch method of viewing surveillance videos implemented by a server, a dividing mode, an arrangement mode, and a switch mode are acquired from a client device when a user of the client device is validated. The server controls at least one agent-computing device to divide display screens of each monitors connected to the at least one agent-computing device, into several sub-display areas according to the dividing mode. Individual surveillance videos of different monitored places from video record devices are displayed on the sub-display areas created, according to the arrangement mode. A predetermined next surveillance video replaces a current surveillance video displayed on a sub-display, either by manual switching or by means of an automatic cycle over a period of time.10-11-2012
20120257064TRACKING AND MONITORING CAMERA DEVICE AND REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM USING SAME - A camera apparatus including a wide area monitoring camera and an intensive monitoring camera as one body. The camera apparatus includes a main frame, a first camera unit and a second camera unit. The main frame has a lens installation surface where a normal line is directed to the lower outside. The first camera unit is installed in the main frame, has a wide angle lens disposed on the lens installation surface so as to direct an optical axis to lower outside and a first image sensor for converting light entering through the wide angle lens into an electrical signal, and photographs images of neighboring areas including an area directly below the camera apparatus. The second camera unit has a second image sensor and is installed so as to rotate horizontally and vertically with respect to the main frame.10-11-2012
20120257063IMAGE PROPERTY DETECTION - An image property detection apparatus for processing a pair of images representing different respective views of a scene to generate a colour property difference amount, comprises a difference detector configured to derive a difference amount dependent upon an average of the differences in colour properties between the pair of images at each of a set of possible image colours, each weighted by the image content of at least one of the pair of images at that respective image colour.10-11-2012
20120314079OBJECT RECOGNIZING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An object recognizing apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus may include: a viewing direction estimating device configured for respectively estimating a first viewing direction of a first object captured by a first camera and a second viewing direction of a second object captured by a second camera; a feature extracting device configured for extracting one or more features respectively from an image containing the first object captured by the first camera and an image containing the second object captured by the second camera; and an object matching device configured for allocating a weight for each of the one or more features according to the first viewing direction and the second viewing direction, and calculating a similarity between the first object and the second object based on the one or more weighted features, to determine whether the first object and the second object are the same object.12-13-2012
20120262582Conduct and Context Relationships In Mobile Devices - Described herein is a technique for customizing device behavior based on evaluated relationships between a user and the user's environment. User conduct is analyzed based on available sensors, which may include user-facing cameras. The user's environmental context is similarly evaluated based on the available sensors. Conduct and context, as well as any identified relationships between such conduct and context, may be reported to application programs, and may form the basis for customized device behavior.10-18-2012
20120229648BOX-TO-BOX CAMERA CONFIGURATION/RECONFIGURATION - A system and method of setting configurations for individual encoders and cameras in closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, for example surveillance and security systems comprising a plurality of cameras. One aspect of the disclosed invention is a system for configuring/reconfiguring the settings of remote units in an Internet Protocol (IP) based CCTV system. The system may include a configuration device and a plurality of remotely located units dispersed in a region of interest. The plurality of remotely located units may include one or more groups, each group including units of the same type. Each remote unit in the system may include logic and software for operating its components, as well as communication components allowing transfer of information over a network to and from the configuration device and the other remote units in the system.09-13-2012
20120229649Intelligent Observation And Identification Database System - An intelligent video/audio observation and identification database system may define a security zone or group of zones. The system may identify vehicles and individuals entering or exiting the zone through image recognition of the vehicle or individual as compared to prerecorded information stored in a database. The system may alert security personnel as to warrants or other information discovered pertaining to the recognized vehicle or individual resulting from a database search. The system may compare images of a suspect vehicle, such as an undercarriage image, to standard vehicle images stored in the database and alert security personnel as to potential vehicle overloading or foreign objects detected, such as potential bombs. The system may track individuals or vehicles within a zone or between zones. The system may further learn the standard times and locations of vehicles or individuals tracked by the system and alert security personnel upon deviation from standard activity.09-13-2012
20100328465ENHANCED CAPTURE, MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF LIVE PRESENTATIONS - Techniques are provided for converting live presentations into electronic media and managing captured media assets for distribution. An exemplary system includes capture devices that capture media assets of live presentations comprising a session, including image data of sequentially presented visual aids accompanying the live presentations and audio data. Each capture device has an interface for real-time image data marking of the image data for identification of individual images and session marking of the image data for demarcation of individual presentations of the session. A centralized device processes the captured media assets and automatically divides the captured media assets into discrete files associated with the individual presentations based on the session markings. An administrative tool manages the processed media assets to produce modified presentations and enables modification of the visual aid images identified by the image data markings. A production device formats the modified presentations for distribution on distribution media.12-30-2010
20120268605IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - An image display device may include a communication unit that receives frame images sequentially transmitted from image pickup devices, a display unit that displays the frame images, a storage unit that stores processible information on an amount of the frame images and priority information indicating priorities of the frame images, an acquisition unit that acquires status information, a determination unit that determines a data amount of the frame images transmitted by each of the image pickup devices within a predetermined period of time based on the processible information and the priority information stored in the storage unit and the status information acquired by the acquisition unit, and a control unit that performs control that causes information corresponding to the data amount determined by the determination unit to be transmitted from the communication unit to each of the plurality of image pickup devices.10-25-2012
20120268606DEVICE FOR REGISTERING AND MANAGING BOOK BASED ON COMPUTER VISION AND RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUE - The invention discloses a computer vision and radio frequency identification technology based book enrolment management apparatus, which completes the book enrolment flow in the one-apparatus, one-stop and one-step ways, and creates a new foundation for the future automatic book management requirement. The technical solution is that: the own characteristic of the book is extracted and analyzed by the embedded information technology, computer vision and image processing technology and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology so as to fast collect, store, rectify, combine and analyze the image and acquire the characteristic of each registered book, and record them in the storage database and the RFID tag.10-25-2012
20100231721AIRPORT TARGET TRACKING SYSTEM - A system for tracking objects using an Intelligent Video processing system in the context of airport surface monitoring. The system addresses airport surface monitoring operational issues such as all weather conditions, high robustness, and low false report rate. The output can be used to complement existing airport surface monitoring systems. By combining the use of multi-sensors and an adverse weather optimized system, the system is capable of producing an improved stream of information for the target object over traditional computer vision based airport surface monitoring systems.09-16-2010
20120327246Automatic Multiscale Image Acquisition from a Steerable Camera - A system for automatically acquiring high-resolution images by steering a pan-tilt-zoom camera at targets detected in a fixed camera view is provided. The system uses automatic or manual calibration between multiple cameras. Using automatic calibration, the homography between the cameras in a home position is estimated together with the effects of pan and tilt controls and the expected height of a person in the image. These calibrations are chained together to steer a slave camera. The manual calibration scheme steers a camera to the desired region of interest and calculates the pan, tile and zoom parameters accordingly.12-27-2012
20120327245METHOD FOR CONFIGURING NETWORKED CAMERAS - A method for configuring a plurality of networked cameras includes sending a request to the plurality of networked cameras requesting information relating to enabled storage type of each networked camera, receiving a response from networked cameras. The response includes information relating to storage type enabled in networked camera. The method further includes determining storage type to use for each networked camera that are enabled to autonomously store images at a storage means, where the determining of storage type is performed based on the information relating to enabled storage types received from these networked cameras, and sending a storage instruction to each camera for which a storage type has been determined. The storage instruction instructs a camera to store captured images on a storage means of a specific type.12-27-2012
20120092504APPARATUS FOR HOUSING SURVEILLANCE DEVICES, AND A SURVEILLANCE UNIT COMPRISING THE APPARATUS - A surveillance unit (04-19-2012
20120092503METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING ADAPTIVE IMAGE ACQUISITION - An adaptive image acquisition system and method that generates virtual view of a surveillance scene to a user (operator), in which, the user operates the system. Through viewing the virtual view, the user controls sensors that create the virtual view. The sensors comprise at least one first sensor having a higher resolution than at least one second sensor. Images from the second sensor are processed to create an image mosaic that is overlaid with images from the higher resolution first sensor. In one embodiment of the invention, the first sensor is moved using Saccade motion. In another embodiment of the invention, a user's intent is used to control the Saccade motion.04-19-2012
20120092502SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING PRESENCE AND MOVEMENT - Systems and methods for monitoring presence and movement are provided. One or more wave sensors configured to emit sound waves and detect reflections of the emitted sound waves may collect measurements data that is provided to one or more processing components, such as a smart security camera or a home security system. The measurements data may be evaluated in order to determine a location of a monitored subject and to detect changes in the location of the monitored subject. In this regard, movement of the monitored subject may be tracked and utilized to implement a wide variety of control actions, such as the control of security cameras and/or the triggering of alarm events.04-19-2012
20120092501COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING RESOLUTIONS OF INTERNET PROTOCOL CAMERAS - An electronic device connects with one or more Internet Protocol (IP) cameras via a network. The electronic device receives a first real-time image of a monitored area captured by an IP camera at a first resolution, compares the first real-time image with an initial image of the monitored area, to determine if suspicious activity appears in the monitored area. If suspicious activity appears in the monitored area, the electronic device generates and sends a control command to the IP camera via the network, to automatically adjust the resolution of the IP camera from the first resolution to a second resolution.04-19-2012
20080297601CAMERA CONTROL UNIT, CAMERA DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND CAMERA CONTROL METHOD - To control a camera so that when an image from the camera is displayed on plural arranged screens, an object that is being captured does not cross the border between the screens.12-04-2008
20100171834Panoramic Experience System and Method - In one general sense, a user may be presented with a multimedia experience corresponding to an entertainment event or venue by managing a sensor array having at least two sensors that are made configured to provide a stream of data units, associating location information with sensors in the sensor array, enabling the user to perceive a map related to an entertainment event or venue, relating the perceived map to one or more sensors within the sensor array, receiving a user request identifying a selected position within the map, identifying one or more sensors within the sensor array corresponding to the selection, and presenting to the user a multimedia experience based on one or more streams of data units associated with the selected sensors.07-08-2010
20110157367SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WITH DUAL CAMERA MODULES - A surveillance system includes a stationary camera module, a movable camera module, and a control unit. The stationary camera module fixedly surveils a total field of view of the surveillance system. The movable camera module movably surveils portions of the total field of view of the surveillance system. The control unit is connected with the stationary camera module and the movable camera module, controlling movement of the camera module.06-30-2011
20080231708Network apparatus, sound data transmission method, sound data transmission program, monitoring apparatus and security camera system - A network apparatus that sends sound data to another network apparatus connected over a network is disclosed. The network apparatus includes: a destination selecting part configured to select a predetermined number of network apparatuses as a destination network apparatus from network apparatuses connected to the network; and a sound data sending part configured to broadcast sound data to the predetermined number of the network apparatuses selected in the destination selecting part.09-25-2008
20080225121Camera Terminal And Monitoring System - A camera terminal where tables where camera operations are described are not required, and that continues thoroughly imaging a monitoring subject region as a complete system even when a portion of cameras shuts down due to a failure is provided.09-18-2008
20110261205METHOD FOR COORDINATING CAMERA ARRAY - A method for coordinating a camera array that includes a first camera and a second camera to monitor an object. The first camera stores a parameter related to the object. The first camera identifies an image characteristic in an image of the object based on the parameter when capturing the image of the object. The first camera then determines whether the image characteristic is identified in the image. If the image characteristic is identified in the image, the first camera instructs the second camera to capture an enlargement of the image characteristic.10-27-2011
20090128631DISPLAYING BROADCASTS OF MULTIPLE CAMERA PERSPECTIVE RECORDINGS FROM LIVE ACTIVITIES AT ENTERTAINMENT VENUES ON REMOTE VIDEO MONITORS - Broadcast methods and systems for simultaneously transmitting, processing and selectively displaying more than one video camera perspectives recorded at live entertainment venues on remote video monitors. Video recording can be from more than one entertainment venue or can be more than on synchronized video camera perspective of an activity at an entertainment venue. Remote video monitors can be venue-based hand held devices or video monitors used at home. Remote video monitors can include hand held devices and high definition televisions (e.g., HDTVs) including flat panel display screens therein. Within a venue, camera views can be processed and formatted for display on display screens associated with remote video monitor. A user can select from more than one view from video cameras that the user wants displayed on the remote viewer, enabling a user of the remote video monitor to view more than one camera view through the remote viewer at a time/simultaneously.05-21-2009
20130176439ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PAN-TILT-ZOOM CAMERAS - An electronic device receives an image of a monitored area captured a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera. When the electronic device rotates, rotation information of the electronic device relative to a previous position state of the electronic device is detected by an electronic gyroscope. The electronic device converts the rotation information of the electronic device into rotation information of a lens of the PTZ camera relative to a present position of the lens according to preset association, generates a first control command according to rotation information of the lens, and control the lens of the PTZ camera to move from the present position to a new position according to the first control command The electronic device receives a new image of the monitored area that is captured by the lens of the PTZ camera at the new position.07-11-2013
20130169817METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING SMART BUILDING RESCUE - The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder firefighter to take command of a building having a potential fire event. Using the method and system herein, the firefighter is able to clearly signal and guide the safe evacuation of that building. Also mounted in the building are signal arrays that are controlled and triggered by the firefighter to clearly delineate a safe and efficient evacuation route from the building. Room signal stations are provided and can be shown to the first responder firefighter to help prioritize the rescue of a building and allows for interaction and communication between an occupant and a firefighter in order to facilitate or enable more efficient and safer rescue.07-04-2013
20080198231THREAT-DETECTION IN A DISTRIBUTED MULTI-CAMERA SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - A method is provided for detecting a threat in a distributed multi-camera surveillance system. The method includes: monitoring movement of an object in a field of view of a first camera using software installed at the first camera; detecting a suspicious object at the first camera when movement of the object does not conform with a motion flow model residing at the first camera; sending a tracking request from the first camera to a second camera upon detecting the suspicious object at the first camera; monitoring movement of the object in a field of view of the second camera using software installed at the second camera; assigning threat scores at the second camera when the movement of the object does not conform with a motion flow model residing at the second camera; and generating an alarm based in part on the threat scores detected at the first camera and the second camera.08-21-2008
20130169816MONITORING AND MANAGING DEVICE, MONITORING AND MANAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DATA CENTER - A monitoring and managing method applied to a data center comprising racks is provided, wherein each rack comprises at least one electronic apparatus, and the monitoring and managing method comprises: capturing an image from a panel side of the racks to generate a first visible light image; capturing a non-visible light image of a heat dissipation side of the racks; using image recognition to determine the status of light signals and network ports of the at least one electronic apparatus and forming status information according to the first visible light image; storing the first visible light image and the non-visible light image; determining whether there is an abnormal event of the data center according to the first visible light image, the status information and profile of the data center.07-04-2013
20130093898Video Surveillance System and Method via the Internet - A video surveillance system includes at least one of a camera or a streamer. A database server is coupled to the camera or streamer via a recording server and a publicly available computer network. Metadata for a video clip from the camera or streamer can be stored, along with incoming video at a media storage servers. A user can make a request, via a publicly available computer network for selected video or audio.04-18-2013
20130093899METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEDIA CONTENT EXTRACTION - Various methods are provided for analyzing media content. One example method may include extracting media content data and sensor data from a plurality of media content, wherein the sensor data comprises a plurality of data modalities. The method may also include classifying the extracted media content data and the sensor data. The method may further include determining an event-type classification based on the classified extracted media content data and the sensor data.04-18-2013
20130100293ELECTRONIC HANDHELD AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER AND LISTENING/VIEWING DEVICE - A handheld device in an audio and video system including a system for receiving and processing video and/or audio signals, a system for displaying a virtual image to a user, and a system for producing sounds audible to a user. The handheld device also incorporates a shroud to block ambient light when the handheld unit is engaged with the user's face. As a result, the user may hear sounds produced from the received audio signals. Further the user may see the virtual images produced from the received video signals when the handheld device is engaged with the users face.04-25-2013
20130128053Method and Apparatus for Yoga Class Imaging and Streaming - The ability to view and participate in various types of instructional classes, including Yoga, remotely and on-demand has become increasingly popular and accessible. However, participating in instructional classes off-site does not replicate the same experience as participating in an instructional class on-site, live with an instructor. The claimed system and method allow the viewer participant to view and take part in an instructional class from any location and at any time without compromising the viewer's ability to experience a participatory class experience. The system and method place the instructor at the head of the classroom with live-participants arranged between the instructor and the camera with a direct line of sight between the camera and the instructor allowing for the viewer participant to have unobstructed views while simultaneously allowing for the viewer participant to have live participants in the periphery, as if the viewer was attending a live class.05-23-2013
20130141589MONITORING SYSTEM AND IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION METHOD FOR PLANTING BED - An image reconstruction method adapted to use with a planting bed is provided. The planting bed is constituted by a work platform disposed on a work plane and for supporting a plurality of plants thereon. The image reconstruction method includes steps of: capturing a plurality of images of the work platform from different positions on a monitoring plane to obtain a plurality of image data, wherein the monitoring plane is opposite to the work plane, the monitoring and work planes are parallel to each other in a visible range and have a predetermined distance therebetween; and performing an image stitching algorithm to stitch the image data into a two-dimensional image of the planting bed. A monitoring system of a planting bed is also provided.06-06-2013
20110273568MODULAR INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM - A modular intelligent transportation system, comprising an environmentally protected enclosure, a system communications bus, a processor module, communicating with said bus, having a image data input and an audio input, the processor module analyzing the image data and/or audio input for data patterns represented therein, having at least one available option slot, a power supply, and a communication link for external communications, in which at least one available option slot can be occupied by a wireless local area network access point, having a communications path between said communications link and said wireless access point, or other modular components.11-10-2011
20110273567ZONE, SYSTEM AND FAILURE AWARE SELF ADJUSTING IP SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS - In one embodiment, more than one surveillance cameras cover different viewing zones. The different viewing zones have different priority levels depending upon the importance of what is being covered by the surveillance camera. A controller detects the failure of a surveillance camera and directs a camera covering a lower priority viewing zone to cover the viewing zone of the failed camera. A method for the operation of the surveillance cameras is also provided.11-10-2011
20110228094ADAPTIVE MULTI-MODAL INTEGRATED BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION DETECTION AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS - A surveillance system is provided that includes at least one sensor disposed in a security area of a surveillance region to sense an occurrence of a potential security breach event; a plurality of cameras is disposed in the surveillance region; at least one camera thereof has a view of the security area and can be configured to automatically gather biometric information concerning at least one subject person in the vicinity of the security area in response to the sensing of a potential security breach event; one or more other of the plurality of cameras can be configured to search for the at least one subject person; a processing system is programmed to produce a dossier corresponding to the at least one subject person to match biometric information of one or more persons captured by one or more of the other cameras with corresponding biometric information in the dossier.09-22-2011
20130147960Plug and Play Network System, Plug and Play Network Video Recorder, and Control Method Thereof - A plug and play network system, a plug and play network video recorder, and its control method. The network system comprises a remote browser device, a plurality of slave devices and a master device. When the slave devices are connected to the master device, each slave device can obtain its own IP address from a dynamic host configuration protocol unit disposed in the master device. Meanwhile, the master device can obtain the universal plug and play signal from each universal plug and play unit disposed in the slave devices. Thus, each signal capturing unit disposed in the slave devices can actively transmit the captured signal to the data processing unit in the master device. The data processing unit processes and transmits the captured signal to a remote browser device. The remote browser device displays the captured signal on the different sections of the screen thereof.06-13-2013
20130147961Configuration Tool for Video Analytics - Multiple cameras are configured for use in video analytics. A single configuration tool is provided. The interrelationships between cameras are included within the configuration. Using a combination of text entry fields, registration of the cameras on a floor or other map, and marking on images from the cameras, an efficient workflow for configuration may be provided.06-13-2013
20130147962Wireless Camera Data Communication - Disclosed is a communication system including a first set of wireless cameras, a first hub and a first relay device receiving first video data. Also included is a second set of wireless cameras, a second hub and a second relay device which receives (i) the first video data and (ii) a second video data. Included is a third set of wireless cameras, a third hub and a third relay device receiving (i) the first and second video data and (ii) a third video data. A monitoring device monitors the first, second and third relay devices. A video management system receives the first, second and third video data from the third relay device. If the second relay device is unable to transmit the video data at a minimum quality level, the monitoring device sends a signal directing the first relay device to send first video data via the third relay device.06-13-2013
20130147963MODULAR SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SYSTEM WITH SELF-IDENTIFICATION CAPABILITY - A modular surveillance camera kit includes a group of camera heads each having a respective set of performance characteristics, a group of system controllers each having a respective set of performance characteristics, and a group of communications modules each having a respective set of performance characteristics. Each of the communications modules is configured to be coupled to a system interface. A surveillance camera system is assembled in a selected one of a plurality of possible combinations by selecting one of the group of camera heads, one of the group of system controllers and one of the group of communications modules such that the selected system controller electrically and mechanically interconnects the selected camera head and the selected communications module.06-13-2013
20130147964INFRARED CAMERA SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MARITIME APPLICATIONS - Systems and methods disclosed herein provide for some embodiments infrared camera systems for maritime applications. For example in one embodiment, a watercraft includes a plurality of image capture components coupled to the watercraft to capture infrared images around at least a substantial portion of a perimeter of the watercraft; a memory component adapted to store the captured infrared images; a processing component adapted to process the captured infrared images according to a man overboard mode of operation to provide processed infrared images and determine if a person falls from the watercraft; and a display component adapted to display the processed infrared images.06-13-2013
20120274777METHOD OF TRACKING AN OBJECT CAPTURED BY A CAMERA SYSTEM - A camera system comprises an image capturing device, object detection module, object tracking module, and match classifier. The object detection module receives image data and detects objects appearing in one or more of the images. The object tracking module temporally associates instances of a first object detected in a first group of the images. The first object has a first signature representing features of the first object. The match classifier matches object instances by analyzing data derived from the first signature of the first object and a second signature of a second object detected in a second image. The second signature represents features of the second object derived from the second image. The match classifier determine whether the second signature matches the first signature. A training process automatically configures the match classifier using a set of possible object features.11-01-2012
20120274776FAULT TOLERANT BACKGROUND MODELLING - Disclosed herein are a system and method for detecting tampering of a first camera in a camera network system, wherein the first camera is adapted to capture a portion of a scene in a field of view of the first camera. The method detects an occlusion of the scene in the field of view of the first camera and changes a field of view of a second camera to overlap with the field of view of the first camera. The method determines a difference between an image captured by the second camera of the changed field of view and a set of reference images relating to the field of view of the first camera. The method then detects tampering of the first camera based on the difference exceeding a predefined threshold.11-01-2012
20130100292COMPOUND DOME CAMERA ASSEMBLY - In one aspect, the invention provides an imaging system adapted to simultaneously receive light from wide and narrow fields of view, with the wide filed image data collected by an array of fixed position cameras, and the narrow field data collected by a panable, tiltable zoom camera at higher resolution than the fixed array in a selected orientation, and a compound viewing cover that includes two separated pieces interlocked with one another.04-25-2013
20110234807DIGITAL SECURITY CAMERA - The systems and methods described herein provide imaging systems for imaging a scene. The imaging system includes an optical head, a processor, and an analog communication port. The processor receives captured digital image data from the optical head. The processor sends the image data to the analog communication port to generate an analog video stream that is protocol compatible with typical closed-circuit television (CCTV) networks, such as PAL or NTSC. The imaging system has a physical interface that allows the system to plug into a conventional CCTV network. To generate a video stream that is protocol compatible with the CCTV network, the analog communication port may down sample the digital image data to generate a PAL or NTSC compatible image. The down sampled digital image data is converted to a compliant analog signal and delivered over the physical layer of the CCTV network for display on a conventional television monitor.09-29-2011
20130155246BROKER SERVICE SYSTEM TO ACQUIRE LOCATION BASED IMAGE DATA - A broker service that acquires location based image data receives a request from a requestor. The request comprises request criteria that at least include a location criterion and a time criterion for obtaining image data, which comprises at least one of a still image and a video. The broker service determines that a position indication of a first producer of a plurality of producers fulfils the location criterion at least to an extent. The plurality of producers comprises devices remote from the requestor and having capabilities of image capture and location determination. The broker service transmits an image request to the first producer. The image request corresponds to the request. The broker service receives image data from the first producer responsive to the image request. The broker service determines that the image data fulfils the time criterion. The broker service transmits the image data to the requestor.06-20-2013
20130155247Method and System for Color Adjustment - A method of adjusting the color of images captured by a plurality of cameras comprises the steps of receiving a first image captured by a first camera from the plurality of cameras, analyzing the first image to separate the pixels in the first image into background pixels and foreground pixels, selecting pixels from the background pixels that have a color that is a shade of gray, determining the amount to adjust the colors of the selected pixels to move their colors towards true gray, and providing information for use in adjusting the color components of images from the plurality of cameras.06-20-2013
20130155248THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA FOR INFRARED REPHOTOGRAPHY - Thermal imaging cameras for use in retaking infrared images and methods of retaking thermal images with thermal imaging cameras and possibly employing computational rephotography on a visible light image taken concurrently with an original thermal image to help guide the camera back to the position where the original thermal image was captured.06-20-2013
20130155250MULTICHANNEL VIDEO CONTENT ANALYSIS SYSTEM USING VIDEO MULTIPLEXING - A system and method of analyzing a plurality of video signals received concurrently from a plurality of video cameras includes receiving a plurality of video signals captured from a plurality of respective video cameras, each video signal received over a respective camera channel; multiplexing the plurality of video signals to output a multiplexed video signal including frames from each of the captured video signals; performing automated video content analysis on the multiplexed video signal, including performing automated video content analysis for at least two of the camera channels.06-20-2013
20130155251MONITORING SYSTEM ACCOMODATING MULTIPLE IMAGERS - System allowing the use of multiple types of imagers for performing monitoring. System allows calibrating an imager holding apparatus in a manner that allows any of a plurality of imagers to be used to perform successful monitoring of the subject.06-20-2013
20120281095ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND AUDITING METHOD EMPLOYED THEREBY - An auditing method comprises controlling at least one camera device at least at one facility to cause the at least one camera to acquire at least one image of a designated region within the at least one facility; at a remote location, comparing the acquired at least one image of the designated region to a desired standard; and completing an audit report based on the results of the comparing.11-08-2012
20130155249THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA FOR INFRARED REPHOTOGRAPHY - Thermal imaging cameras for use in retaking images and methods of retaking images with thermal imaging cameras that include the creation and use of a pose template that helps guide the camera back to the position where the original image was captured.06-20-2013
20130182119APPARATUS FOR INTELLIGENT AND AUTONOMOUS VIDEO CONTENT GENERATION AND STREAMING - A system for automatically capturing an event of interest in a venue is disclosed, comprising a plurality of cameras for capturing video images of the event; and at least one processor communicatively connected to said plurality of cameras and configured to execute a plurality of modules, said modules comprising a rectification module for combining the video images to form a wide-angle view; at least one of a motion analysis module configured for tracking salient blobs that are not part of a background of the wide-angle view, an activity analysis module configured for extracting temporal and spatial patterns from the wide-angle view, and a shape and appearance module configured for selecting one or more objects in the wide-angle view based on descriptors that are scale and rotational invariant; and a region of interest selector for selecting a viewpoint from the wide-angle view based on output from at least one of the motion analysis module, the activity analysis module, and the shape and appearance module, wherein the region of interest selector outputs the selected viewpoint for display. The system further comprises at least one audio recording device for capturing audio from the event; and means for synchronizing the video images and audio.07-18-2013
20130188054Monitoring Technique Utilizing an Array of Cameras for Eye Movement Recording - A system and a method for monitoring eye movement of a person viewing a scene composed of discrete areas. A plurality of video cameras are arranged so that a field of view of each of the plurality of video cameras corresponds to a respectively different one of the discrete areas of the scene. Each of the plurality of video cameras records a person within its respective field of view, and the video feed output from each of the plurality of cameras is processed to determine which of the discrete areas of the scene the recorded person is viewing.07-25-2013
20130188055COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - Apparatus useful for obtaining and displaying information. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a network interface, display device, and speech recognition apparatus configured to receive user speech input and enable performance of various tasks via a remote entity, such as obtaining desired information relating to maps or directions, or any number of other topics. The downloaded data may also, in one variant, be displayed with contextually related advertising or other content.07-25-2013
20120287285METHOD OF MONITORING A SPRAY DRYER AND A SPRAY DRYER COMPRISING ONE OR MORE INFRARED CAMERAS - The spray dryer comprises a spray drying chamber having a substantially cylindrical top section, a conical wall and a narrowed lower section. In the top section, atomizing means is provided. One or more cameras are associated with the drying chamber in order to monitor the process. At least one of the cameras is an infrared camera adapted for measuring the temperature within a predefined area.11-15-2012
20120007986MULTIPROJECTION DISPLAY SYSTEM AND SCREEN FORMING METHOD - Provided is a multiprojection display system that includes a plurality of cameras installed in positions in which the cameras can capture images of image-capturing regions including marks whose visible light reflection ratio is higher than the projection region or support members whose ratio to reflect visible light is different from the projection region. An image processing circuit detects prescribed positions and positions of vertexes of projected images from data indicating the images captured by the cameras, and outputs data indicating the detected prescribed positions and image edge data indicating the positions of the vertexes of the to projected images. A control unit adjusts, when the Positions of the vertexes of the projected images shift from the prescribed positions corresponding to the vertexes, the positions and sizes of the projected images so that the positions of the vertexes of the projected images can be matched with the prescribed positions.01-12-2012
20130194431AUTOMATED BROADCAST SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Automated broadcast from one or more physical venue locations is described. One system includes multiple automated broadcast sets, disposed on location at the physical venue locations, and one or more content delivery network servers. An automated broadcast set, disposed at each location of the physical venue locations, comprises a plurality of cameras, one or more optional microphones, and at least one router or a local computer. The cameras are pre-positioned at different sight angles within the corresponding physical venue location and are configured to automatically capture images. The optional microphones are pre-positioned at the corresponding physical venue location and automatically capture audio. The router or the local computer is configured to encode and transmit received video and audio signals over a network.08-01-2013
20130194429MULTI-SCENE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention discloses a multi-scene monitoring system and a method for controlling the same. The surveillance system comprises an internal communication device, a warning module, a door end operating device, and at least one external shooting module; the internal communication device comprises a first data processing unit, an image receiving unit, an image display, an image switching unit, and a receiving end intercom module; the door end operating device comprises a second data processing unit, a driving unit, a door end shooting module, and a door end intercom module. The control method comprises the steps of: dynamic image streams taken by the door end shooting module being transmitted to the internal communication device through the second data processing unit; and a user operating the image switching unit to switch different shooting modules and obtain dynamic images with different scenes or angles.08-01-2013
20130194428SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF A DEVICE USING OPPOSING CAMERAS - System and method for determining location of a device using opposing cameras are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes activating a front-facing camera and a back-facing camera of the device, capturing a first pair of images from a first orientation using the front-facing camera and the back-facing camera, where the first pair of images includes a first front image and a first back image, monitoring the device being rotated to a second orientation, capturing a second pair of images from the second orientation using the front-facing camera and the back-facing camera, where the second pair of images includes a second front image and a second back image, and determining a location of the device using the first pair of images and the second pair of images.08-01-2013
20130201338Method and System for Monitoring Portal to Detect Entry and Exit - A video monitoring and analysis system detect subjects when they are entering and/or exiting from a room. The system enables a user to define a portal, such as doorway of the room. The system then monitors the movement of foreground objects in the room. Objects that appear only in the portal are classified as passing by the portal, e.g., doorway. Objects that initially appear in the portal and then are detected moving within the room are classified as having entered the room. Objects that are in the room and then disappear within the portal are classified as having exited the room. The system further has provisions for generating real-time alerts and performing forensic searches.08-08-2013
20130201339SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPTIMAL VIDEO CAMERA PLACEMENT AND CONFIGURATION - Systems and methods are provided optimally placing and configuring video surveillance cameras in a video management system. Methods include providing a diagram of a facility to be monitored, control circuitry identifying a plurality of areas on the diagram of the facility, control circuitry determining a three-dimensional volume for each of the plurality of identified areas, control circuitry determining a placement for each of a plurality of data collection devices in respective ones of the plurality of identified areas, and control circuitry determining a configuration for each of the plurality of data collection devices.08-08-2013
20130201340Method of viewing street View Data of a Real Estate Property - 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.08-08-2013
20130201341Generating a Point of Interest Database with Specific Geographic Locations Derived from Street-Level Image Data - 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.08-08-2013
20120075475VALIDATING ASSET MOVEMENT USING VIRTUAL TRIPWIRES AND A RFID-ENABLED ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Validation of asset movement can begin with the definition of a virtual tripwire for video cameras of a video surveillance system that monitor a defined area of interest through which RFID-identified assets are conveyed. The virtual tripwire can visually define a boundary within the view field of the video camera. The video camera can detect the movement of an asset through a virtual tripwire and an asset management system can be notified of the potential misdirection of the asset. The asset management system can obtain the asset's RFID data from a RFID handling system that monitors the area of interest. The validity of the detected movement can be determined using RFID data and an asset movement specification that defines pathing rules for assets and virtual tripwires. When the movement of the asset is determined to be invalid, a record of suspect movement data can be generated for the asset.03-29-2012
20130093897METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING A CAMERA NETWORK - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving location information associated with a mobile communication device, determining a first location of the mobile communication device based on the location information, selecting a first camera from a group of cameras based on the determined first location, receiving at least one first image from the selected first camera that captures at least a portion of the first location, performing image recognition on at least one second image to identify a user associated with the mobile communication device, selecting another camera from the group of cameras based on a determined position of the identified user, and receiving at least another image from the selected other camera. Other embodiments are disclosed.04-18-2013
20130208123Method and System for Collecting Evidence in a Security System - An apparatus for a security system is described. The apparatus includes a plurality of security cameras, a monitoring processor that tracks a focus of attention of a user via selection of cameras one at a time from among the plurality of security cameras, a collection processor that detects an evidence collection request from the user, opens an evidence file in response thereto and saves a sequence of video images from at least some of the plurality of video cameras into the evidence file based upon the tracked focus of attention of the user.08-15-2013
20130208124VIDEO ANALYTICS CONFIGURATION - Apparatus is disclosed which is operative to analyse a sequence of video frames of a camera view field to track an object in said view field and determine start and end points of said track in said view field. The apparatus also determines a start and end time for the said track corresponding to said start and end points respectively; and stores said start and end points and said start and end times as attributes of said track.08-15-2013

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