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348207990 - CAMERA, SYSTEM AND DETAIL

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20130083209Cooperation System, Mobile Information Device, Cooperation Processing Method, and Non-Transitory Computer-Readable Recording Medium Encoded with Cooperation Processing Program - A cooperation system includes an image forming apparatus and a mobile information device. The image forming apparatus includes a storage portion which stores source data, and an image forming portion which forms an image of the source data on a sheet of paper. The mobile information device includes an image pickup portion, an image pickup control portion which acquires a picked-up image that the image pickup portion outputs by picking up an image of the image formed on the sheet by the image forming apparatus, a source data acquiring portion which acquires the source data corresponding to the picked-up image from the image forming apparatus, a process target determining portion which determines, on the basis of the picked-up image, a process target part to be processed within the acquired source data, and a process executing portion which executes processing on the determined process target part within the source data.04-04-2013
20130083208ASSOCIATING A WORK WITH A BIOMETRIC INDICATION OF THE IDENTITY OF AN AUTHOR - Storing biometric information regarding the identity of an author in association with an artistic work created by the author may assist in properly attributing ownership of rights to the artistic work. To facilitate the association, an apparatus used to create the work may be configured to include a component for capturing the biometric information regarding the identity of the author.04-04-2013
20100091116Utilisation of Image Illumination Effects in Photographs - A camera for the output of an image sensed by the camera. The camera includes a sensor for sensing an image and a synthetic light generator for adding lighting to the sensed image to produce an illuminated image which simulates the effect of light sources projected at the sensed image. The camera also includes a printer device for printing the illuminated image.04-15-2010
20090195660IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM, DIGITAL CAMERA, AND PRINTER - An image signal processing system, comprising a receiver, an addition block, and a transmitting block, is provided. The image signal processing system transmits a first image signal to a print block. The print block prints the rectangular image using the whole printable area. The aspect ratio of the rectangular image is a first aspect ratio. The receiver receives an original image signal corresponding to an original image. The aspect ratio of the original image is a second aspect ratio. The addition block generates a synthesized image signal corresponding to a synthesized image. The aspect ratio of the synthesized image is the first aspect ratio or nearer to the first aspect ratio than the second aspect ratio. The transmitting block transmits the synthesized image signal as the first image signal to the print block.08-06-2009
20100079600Printer CPU With VLIW Processor - A controller is provided having an interface for receiving data and a very long instruction word (VLIW) processor connected to the interface for processing the received data to generate processed data. The VLIW processor has four processing units each connected by a cross bar switch and each interconnected to their nearest neighbors to form a ring, each processing unit providing two inputs to, and taking two outputs from, the crossbar switch.04-01-2010
20100045803Camera Module Outputting Images In Device Independent Color Space - A camera module is disclosed including an image capture portion, a base portion, and a pivot assembly. The image capture portion has a lens system, an imaging sensor and an image processor. The image sensor captures an image in a first color space. The image processor receives the image in the first color space and converts the image to a second color space which is a device independent color space. The base portion has electrical contacts for connecting to a peripheral device in order to transfer the image in the second color space to the peripheral device. The pivot assembly connects the image capture portion to the base portion and allows the image capture portion to be movable about the pivot assembly.02-25-2010
20100045802IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGE REPRODUCING DEVICE, IMAGE PRINTING DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, IMAGE CORRECTING METHOD FOR IMAGE REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND IMAGE CORRECTING METHOD FOR IMAGE PRINTING DEVICE - Conventionally, there have been a problem that when an imaging device performs aberration correction by itself, the imaging device has to have high processing ability and a large storage capacity and a problem that since the object subjected to aberration correction is image data read from an analog film by means of a scanner or the like, a region on an analog film from which the gray scale is lost is corrected as the gray scale is lost. To solve the problems, the present invention provides an imaging device in which the image captured by a digital imaging device and information for aberration correction embedded in the image as tag data of the Exif format are transmitted to an image reproducing device and aberration correction is performed in the image reproducing device. Specifically, the imaging device comprises an imaging section for capturing an image, a holding section for holding aberration information representing the aberrations of the lens of the imaging section, and a transmitting section for transmitting the held aberration information to the captured image reproducing device.02-25-2010
20090167873IMAGE DATA TRANSFER APPARATUS - An image data transfer apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires predetermined information for at least one image file, from a storage medium storing a image file which can store plural pieces of image data, an ID adding unit that adds identification information to at least a part of all pieces of image data stored in at least one image file, based on the acquired predetermined information, a unit that receives a command for selecting at least one of all pieces of the image data each of which is added with the identification information, a transmission unit that transmits the identification information of the selected image data to the external device, and an image data transmission unit that transmits image data in response to a request from the external device.07-02-2009
20090091628Printer and Print-Condition Setting Method for the Same - An interface, to which a recording medium storing at least one first setting information item is removably attached to a printer. A storage stores hardware specification data. A reader reads out the at least one first setting information item from the recording medium attached to the interface. A register judges whether the at least one read out first setting information item matches with the hardware specification data, and registers the first setting information item which matches with the hardware specification data as at least one second setting information item. A selector selects one of the at least one second setting information item as a print condition.04-09-2009
20090091627Camera System With Real-Time Dithering And Printing Capabilities - A camera system includes an image sensor configured to capture an image. A memory is coupled to the image sensor and is configured to store the captured image. A printhead interface is coupled to the memory, and is configured to take a planarized linear image obtained from the stored image and produce a dithered image in real-time. A printhead is coupled to, and controlled by, the printhead interface to print the dithered image. An ink supply is provided in fluid communication with the printhead and supplies a plurality of coloured inks to the printhead for printing.04-09-2009
20130135484IMAGE CAPTURING UNIT, COLOR MEASURING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, COLOR MEASURING SYSTEM AND COLOR MEASUREMENT METHOD - An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.05-30-2013
20130063610Electronic Camera Comprising Means for Navigating and Printing Image Data - An image is shot by an electronic camera using a convenient operation. Shot images are recorded into a directory corresponding to a user by shooting date and/or event. When a print-out mode is selected, a plurality of thumbnail images are displayed on the camera display, and when a single click is made by an undepicted pen on a specified thumbnail image, the display color of the thumbnail image is changed. Furthermore, when another click is subsequently made, the display color of all the thumbnail images included in the same event as that of the first designated thumbnail image is changed. Subsequently, when another click is made, the display color of all the thumbnail images of the same shooting date is changed, and when another click is subsequently made, the display color of all the thumbnail images included in the same directory is changed. Furthermore, on a specified display screen, when an execution key is pressed, the thumbnail images of which the display color is changed are printed.03-14-2013
20090237514Method Of Printing From Digital Camera System - A method of printing from a digital camera system. The method includes the steps of: retrieving a planarized linear image from a memory of the camera system; producing a dithered image in real-time from the retrieved planarized linear image; and printing the dithered image using a printhead supplied with colored inks.09-24-2009
20100060744Camera For Capturing And Printing Images - A camera for capturing and printing an images is provided. The camer has an image sensor for capturing an image, and a printer for printing onto a page of media an interface comprising the captured image and coded data. Each page has an associated identity. The coded data is printed on the page to be indicative of the identity of that page and an identity of the image printed on that page.03-11-2010
20090195661INTERCONNECTED CAMERA MODULE AND PRINTER MODULE - A camera module for a compact printer system. The camera module includes a CMOS image sensor that captures an RGB image when a take button is actuated. The RGB image is transformed to a suitable format, such as L*a*b*, for transfer directly to a printer module. The camera module incorporates a camera portion pivotally connected to a base portion, where by the camera portion is pivotal between a first position where it is aligned with on a common axis on the base portion and a second position where there is no alignment. The base portion has a connector that connects directly to a corresponding connector on the printer module, providing both a physical connection and a logical connection. The logical connection is a serial bus that communicates power and data.08-06-2009
20090251546DIGITAL CAMERA WITH POSTCARD PRINTING - A digital camera is provided having an image sensor for capturing an image, an image processor for processing image data from the image sensor to produce print data, a printhead for printing the print data, and a cartridge interface for receiving a cartridge having a supply of media substrates pre-printed with postcard formatting and a memory storing information relating to the dimensions of the postcard formatting. The image processor produces the print data in accordance with the stored information accessed via the cartridge interface to produce personalised postcards.10-08-2009
20110279690ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CAMERA, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT OF IMAGE PROCESSING - An electronic device includes: a specifying unit that specifies image data to be designated as a print target; an image generation unit that generates a single image as a print target image based upon a plurality of sets of image data when the specifying unit specifies as the print target a set of image data contained in a first image file that includes the plurality of sets of image data for constituting the single image; an image file generation unit that generates a second image file containing the print target image having been generated by the image generation unit; an image file recording unit that records the second image file having been generated by the image file generation unit, into a storage medium; and a print information recording unit that generates print information to be used when printing the print target image and records the print information into the storage medium.11-17-2011
20090147087Digital photo frame printer - A digital photo frame printer includes a printer casing module, an image-capturing module, an image-processing module, an image-displaying module, and an image-printing module. The image-capturing module is disposed in the printer casing module for capturing images of external objects. The image-processing module is disposed in the printer casing module and electrically connected with the image-capturing module for processing the images that have been captured via the image-capturing module. The image-displaying module is disposed in the printer casing module and electrically connected with the image-processing module for displaying images that have been processed via the image-processing module. The image-printing module is disposed in the printer casing module and electrically connected with the image-processing module for printing images that have been processed via the image-processing module.06-11-2009
20100007745DIGITAL CAMERA HAVING PRINTHEAD AND REMOVABLE CARTRIDGE - A digital camera is provided having an image sensor for capturing images, an image processor for processing image data from the image sensor to produce print data, a cartridge interface for receiving a cartridge having a supply of media wrapped around the supply of ink, and a printhead for printing the print data on to the media supplied by the cartridge using the ink supplied by the cartridge.01-14-2010
20130021480MULTIPROCESSOR CHIP FOR HAND HELD IMAGING DEVICE - A multiprocessor chip for operating a hand held imaging device with a CMOS image sensor such as a digital camera. The multiprocessor chip has multiple processing units configured for working in parallel and an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor. The multiple processing units simultaneously process the data from the image sensor interface.01-24-2013
20110292224System for remote processing, printing, and uploading of digital images to a remote server via wireless connections - A system that includes a digital camera, a digital image processing unit, a printer, and a remote server. The digital camera wirelessly transmits a digital image to the digital image processing unit. The digital image processing unit, once it receives the digital image, can store the image locally on a hard disk and print the digital image. The digital image processing unit can also include a mobile internet card, thereby enabling it to connect directly to the internet to upload the stored digital images directly to a remote server without first needing to connect to a local network. Alternatively, the camera and the digital image processing unit can be one and the same, and transmit the digital image wirelessly to a printer, a remote server, or both. The settings and preferences of the system can also be updated automatically when it connects to a remote server.12-01-2011
20100091117Camera With Printhead For Printing Images With Encoded Audio Data - A handheld camera comprises a housing containing an image sensor for generating image data; an audio sensor for generating audio data; a processor for generating coded data using the audio data and a pagewidth inkjet printhead. The printhead is configured for printing the image onto a face of a substrate using the image data and at the same time printing the coded data onto the same face of the substrate in the same area as the image.04-15-2010
20090147088IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a number of prints for image data, a storage unit configured to store identification information for identifying an object in association with transmission target information used for transmitting the image data to an external apparatus, and a collation unit configured to collate the identified object from the image data and the identification information. In the image processing apparatus, the setting unit can set the number of prints for the image data according to a difference between a number of the objects in the image data and a number of the transmission target information associated with a number of the identification information that matches the object in the image data as a result of the collation.06-11-2009
20110149092COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - In a communication system including a plurality of image supply apparatuses and an image output apparatus, If communication with a first image supply apparatus using a first protocol is disconnected before completion of output processing of an image supplied from the first image supply apparatus under communication control by a second communication control unit which controls communication relating to an image using a second protocol, and a second image supply apparatus requests a connection, the image output apparatus establishes a connection of communication with the second image supply apparatus using the first protocol and holds a connection to the second image supply apparatus using the second protocol until the completion of the output processing of the image.06-23-2011
20090207255Camera Sensing Device For Capturing And Manipulating Images - A camera sensing device is provided for capturing and manipulating images. The device includes an image sensor configured to capture an image. A card reader includes a first roller assembly and is configured to read a card fed into the first roller assembly. The card has encoded thereon instructions for the manipulation of the captured image. A printed circuit board (PCB) bears a processor configured to manipulate the captured image in accordance with the encoded instructions. A print head unit includes a second roller assembly and includes an ink ejection printhead configured to print the manipulated image on print media fed by the second roller assembly. A media and ink supply is configured to supply ink and print media to the printhead unit.08-20-2009
20090278942Camera Incorporating Swipe Printer - A digital camera comprises a housing having a front surface, a rear surface, a base surface and an inclined surface adjoining the rear and base surfaces, the base surface being the surface on which the digital camera is supported at rest; an image sensor for capturing an image, the image sensor provided on the front surface; a digital storage device for digitally storing the image captured by the image sensor; a printer located within the housing for printing the captured image on media external to the camera as the camera traverses the media, a printhead of the printer being provided on the inclined surface and at an angle normal thereto; and a speed sensor for sensing a speed at which the camera traverses the media. The printhead of the printer is operated in accordance with the speed sensed by the speed sensor. The inclined surface is presented parallel to the media to effect printing.11-12-2009
20090262203COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A communication system includes an image pickup device and an information processing apparatus. The image pickup device is connectable to a printer, and the information processing apparatus is connectable to a server device. The image pickup device includes an acquiring unit that acquires printer information indicating information on the printer if the image pickup device is connected to the printer and a transmitting unit that transmits the printer information acquired by the acquiring unit to the information processing apparatus if the image pickup device is connected to the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus also includes a display control unit that displays, on a display unit, an indication that the printer indicated by the printer information can be registered with the server device, based upon the printer information transmitted from the transmitting unit.10-22-2009
20100277601DIGITAL CAMERA AND PRINTING SYSTEM INCLUDING OUTPUT SPECIFICATION SELECTION ELEMENT - With a digital camera 11-04-2010
20110169969CAPTURED IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS, IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CAPTURED IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - A captured image processing system includes a portable terminal apparatus and an image output apparatus. The portable terminal apparatus captures images consecutively more than once while detecting a change in position of the portable terminal apparatus during the image capture (S07-14-2011
20090102931IMAGING DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, PRINTING CONTROL DEVICE, AND PRINTING DEVICE - In an imaging device, a display control device, and a display device which are operable to conveniently display reduced images in accordance with a motion and an attitude at the time of shooting, a motion detection section detects the motion of the imaging device during continuous shooting. A recording section records reduced images of the shot images obtained by the imaging device, and motion information on the motion of the imaging device corresponding to the reduced images. An image extraction section extracts a plurality of the reduced images of the consecutively shooting from among the recorded reduced images. An image display control section causes a display section to display the extracted reduced images. An image display control section arranges the extracted reduced images in accordance with the motion information and causes the display section to display the extracted reduced images.04-23-2009
20090295928Digital Camera System Incorporating VLIW Image Processor - A hand-held digital camera device includes a programmable processing circuitry incorporating a four-way parallel VLIW vector processor; an image sensor interface connected to the programmable processing circuitry and configured to receive signals from an image sensor and pass data representing the signals to the programmable processing circuitry; and a printhead interface connected to the programmable processing circuitry and configured to receive data from the programmable processing circuitry and generate control signals to be received by a printhead of a printing mechanism. The programmable processing circuitry, the image sensor interface and the printhead interface all form part of CMOS integrated circuitry provided on a common wafer. An instruction set of the VLIW vector processor is tuned for image manipulation processing.12-03-2009
20100128132WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A wireless communication terminal includes a setting section and a communication control section. The setting section sets frame transmission intervals IFSh and IFSt (IFSh05-27-2010
20100271493Information processing device, method of controlling information processing device, and recording medium - An information processing device converts images to image data and records the image data to a recording medium. The device includes a selector, an arrangement adjuster and an output. The selector selects desired image data to be output to a printing device from among the image data recorded in the recording medium. The arrangement adjuster adjusts an arrangement of the image data when there is image data of more than one image selected by the selector. The output outputs the plurality of image data arranged by the arrangement adjuster to the printing device. The plurality of image data can be, for example, continuously shot image data.10-28-2010
20080291283IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - In an image processing apparatus which generates an input signal when a mobile information terminal contacts a display surface and makes a wireless communication with the contacting mobile information terminal, it is difficult to make an appropriate display by discriminating whether a contact object is a mobile information terminal or a user's finger. To accomplish this, when a mobile information terminal (11-27-2008
20080246846IMAGE MANIPULATION CAMERA - A handheld camera comprising a sensor adapted to sense an image, a camera manager for controlling the sensing of the image, an image processing manager for manipulating the image, a print manager for controlling printing of the manipulated image, and a guillotine adapted to cut a print media on which the manipulated image is printed from a print roll. The print manager is operable to activate the guillotine upon receipt of a signal indicative of a manual attempt to pull the print media from the camera.10-09-2008
20080278586Digital camera system - The object of the present invention is to provide a digital camera capable of outputting image information suitable for using by peripherals. According to one aspect of the present invention, a digital camera includes an input section that inputs special information related to using images by peripherals, a special memory that stores the special information in advance, a processor that processes image information to be an output image data in accordance with each peripheral on the basis of the special information stored in the special memory, and an output section that outputs the output image data processed by the processor to the11-13-2008
20100208085DIGITAL CAMERA FOR PROCESSING AND PRINTING IMAGES - A digital camera for processing and printing an image is provided having an image sensor for capturing image data from images sensed at an auto exposure setting, an image processor for processing the image to produce processed data, a printer for printing the processed data, and an interface for receiving a cartridge having postcard media and memory storing information regarding a size of each postcard. The image processor produces the processed data using the auto exposure setting and the information regarding the size of each postcard read from the cartridge memory.08-19-2010
20100265339CENTRAL PROCESSOR FOR DIGITAL CAMERA - A central processor for a camera having printing capabilities includes a CPU core for interpreting a programming script inputted thereto; a vector processor connected to the CPU core via a data cache, the vector processor for executing image processing processes instructed by the programming script; an input buffer connected to the vector processor; an image sensor interface adapted to write data to the input buffer for processing by the vector processor; an output buffer connected to the vector processor, the output buffer receiving data processed by the vector processor; and a printhead interface adapted to read processed data from the output buffer and provide the processed data to a print head.10-21-2010
20080259166CAMERA HAVING NETWORKED INTERACTIVE PRINTER - A camera is provided having a camera module, a network interface module and printing module. The camera module receives user input and captures the image with an image sensor in response to the user input. The interface module transfers the captured image to a computer system. The printing module prints an interface onto a surface including the image and coded data at least partially indicative of an identity of the image. This allows the identity of the image to be obtained from the interface. The interface module receives the image from the computer system and the printing module receives the image from the network interface module and print the image on a second surface.10-23-2008
20080259165CAMERA HAVING PRINTER FOR PRINTING INTERACTIVE INTERFACES - A camera is provided having a camera module, a network interface module and printing module. The camera module receives user input and captures the image with an image sensor in response to the user input. The interface module transfers the captured image to a computer system. The printing module prints an interface onto a surface including the image and coded data at least partially indicative of an identity of the image. This allows the identity of the image to be obtained from the interface. The interface module receives response data generated by the computer system in response to performing an action, and the printing module receives the response data from the interface module, generates a second interface based at least partially on the response data, and print the second interface on the second surface.10-23-2008
20090160946IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - In an image pickup apparatus having a communication function through a predetermined communication interface and being equipped with a plurality of connectors adapted for the communication interface, the image pickup apparatus includes a connection state determining unit configured to detect respective connection states of the connectors, and when a state of two or more connectors being connected is detected, to hold communication on standby until a state of only one connector being connected is detected.06-25-2009
20120069201ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CAMERA - An electronic device includes a setting unit that sets at least one image corresponding to a set of image data as print target image among a plurality of sets of image data in a first image file which is containable the plurality of sets of image data, and an image file creation unit that creates a second image file corresponding to each set of print target image having been set by the setting unit.03-22-2012
20110228109IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus for displaying an image read from a recording medium has a mechanism capable of displaying an image for a desired page immediately after an instruction has been given by a user to change a page to be displayed.09-22-2011
20090231443CAMERA HAVING NETWORKED PRINTER - A camera for capturing and printing images is provided having an image sensor for capturing images, a network interface for transferring the captured images to a computer system and for receiving identities uniquely assigned to each transferred image by the computer system, and a printing mechanism for printing the images and coded data at least partially indicative of the assigned identities onto print media.09-17-2009
20090231442PORTRAIT MEDIUM FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATION, AND APPARATUSES FOR PRODUCING, INVALIDATING, AND REISSUING THE SAME - To easily produce and/or invalidate a portrait medium without a special photographing admitting organization.09-17-2009
20110205374IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, IMAGE OUTPUT METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM - An image output apparatus is capable of performing index outputting in which reduced images obtained from a plurality of image files are arranged and output. The image output apparatus includes a setting information storage unit configured to store setting information for the index, outputting, the setting information being applied to a first-type image file including a plurality of pieces of image data among a plurality of image files as a target of the index outputting, a selecting unit configured to select a piece of image data added with specific information in the setting information from among the plurality of pieces of image data in the first-type image file when an image file as a target of the index outputting is the first-type image file, and an output unit configured to perform the index outputting on the basis of pieces of image data including the selected piece of image data.08-25-2011
20090244293MOBILE ISSUANCE OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS WITH BIOMETRIC INFORMATION ENCODED THEREON - A system for automatically obtaining a printable photographic image of an object for a document, particularly adaptable to police traffic-ticket dispensing situations is described. A tablet computer with a stylus input display device has a video camera device associated with it that points at the object of the document, in the preferred example the object of the document being the suspect or perpetrator of the offense. Wireless communication with a printer affiliated with another computer in the police car makes printing of the ticket easy, and additional wireless connections to remote databases provides the officer at the scene with confirmation of the object's identity and additional information. The end result is a ticket or document that is self proving and can be used to confirm the identity of the holder of the document when presented. This system can also be used in transportation, commercial, and medical settings. Many additional applications for authenticating transactions of various types are described, and electronically transferable documents may be used in place of printed documents in some embodiments.10-01-2009
20090244294Method Of Processing And Printing Autofocussed Images - A method of processing and printing an image with a processor and printer of a camera is provided, in which the processor detects structures within an image captured by a sensing device of the camera at the autofocus settings of an autofocus unit of the camera by processing the captured image utilising said autofocus settings as an indicator of positions of the structures, the processor applies image effects to the detected structures to produce a manipulated image, and the printer prints the manipulated image.10-01-2009
20090316006Camera and Method of Image Transmission by Local Network - The invention relates to digital equipment (12-24-2009
20100157069IMAGE PRODUCING APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - In response to operation of a shutter key (06-24-2010
20100165118PRINT CONTROL SYSTEM WITH PREDICTIVE IMAGE - A print control system is provided. The print control system comprises an image capturing device configured to capture an image of at least a portion of a printed image on a printed product of a print device. The print control device further comprises a control system comprising an input device and a module. The input device is configured to allow a user to vary a print parameter. The module is configured to calculate a predictive image based on the print parameter variation from the input device. The predictive image is representative of a resultant image on the printed product following implementation of the print parameter variation on the print device.07-01-2010
20100002085Recyclable Digital Camera - A digital camera includes an image capture assembly; a print media transport assembly; a pagewidth ink jet printhead; a roll of print media; an internal chassis serving as a frame on which the image capture assembly, the print media transport assembly, and the printhead are directly supported; and an external casing completely encasing therewithin the internal chassis. The external casing is openable, and the internal chassis together with the assemblies and printhead supported thereon are removable from the external casing. The internal chassis is provided as an integral frame configured with pre-molded fittings adapted to receive and support the assemblies and printhead.01-07-2010
20100231727DIGITAL CAMERA WITH BUILT-IN LENS CALIBRATION TABLE - A digital camera that automatically corrects dust artifact regions within acquired images by compiling a dust map includes an optical system for acquiring an image with a corresponding dust calibration table for such optical system, including a lens assembly and an aperture stop, in which the corresponding dust calibration map can reside. A transformation between the dust map and the specific lens calibration table, enables the use for a single dust map in multiple instances of lenses and focal length, without the need to recalibrate the digital camera for each instance.09-16-2010
20100220199Method of Processing and Printing Digital Images - A method of processing and printing an image captured by a digital camera, said digital camera comprising an image sensor, a processor and a 100 millimeter pagewidth printhead connected to the processor, said method being performed within and by THE processor and comprising the steps of: 09-02-2010
20100238302PRINT INSTRUCTION APPARATUS AND PRINTING SYSTEM - A print instruction apparatus is connected to a storage medium where an image file having image data contained therein is stored, and instructs a printing device to print an image selected by a user using a given communication standard. In the print instruction apparatus, when a set file in which directly accessible top image data and subsequent image data are contained is stored in the storage medium, wherein the subsequent image data is accessible at an address determined with an offset from a given position of the top image data as the origin, the offset being registered in a header of the top image data, an image ID configured to individually identify each piece of image data contained in the set file is set by analyzing the set file, and a list in which the set image ID and positional information based on the registered offset for reading the corresponding image data are contained so as to be associated with each other is created09-23-2010
20100253790IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND CAPTURED IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - An image output apparatus receives a single piece of captured image data from a portable terminal apparatus, and carries out, in accordance with the single piece of captured image data received, a high resolution correction for creating high resolution image data which has a higher resolution than the single piece of captured image data. Then, the image output apparatus carries out an output process in which the high resolution image data created is outputted. This provides a captured image processing system which allows an image output apparatus to output an image captured by a portable terminal apparatus while the image is improving in resolution such as text readability.10-07-2010
20100253789PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS, IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, CAPTURED IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A portable terminal apparatus consecutively more than once captures images of an identical image capture object. The portable terminal apparatus determines whether or not a plurality of pieces of captured image data captured include a combination of a given number (an integer not less than 2) of pieces of captured image data which are applicable to be subjected to the high resolution correction by the correction processing section and are offset by a given amount, and transmits, to an image output apparatus, the given number of pieces of captured image data which are determined to be the combination. The image output apparatus receives the given number of pieces of captured image data from the portable terminal apparatus, and carries out, in accordance with the given number of pieces of captured image data, the high resolution correction for preparing high resolution image data which has a higher resolution than the given number of pieces of captured image data received. Thereafter, the image output apparatus carries out an output process for outputting the high resolution image data prepared. This provides a captured image processing system which allows an image output apparatus to output an image captured by a portable terminal apparatus while the image is improving in resolution such as text readability.10-07-2010
20100253791CAMERA SENSING DEVICE FOR CAPTURING AND MANIPULATING IMAGES - A camera sensing device includes an image sensor for capturing an image; a card reader including a linear image sensor having a series of LEDs for illuminating a card inserted therein, and a series of integrated lenses for focuses the illumination reflected from the card, whereby encoded instructions printed on a surface of the card is read; a printed circuit board (PCB) bearing a processor for manipulating the captured image in accordance with the encoded instructions; a print head unit including a second roller assembly and including an ink ejection printhead configured to print the manipulated image on print media fed by the second roller assembly; and a media and ink supply configured to supply ink and the print media to the printhead unit.10-07-2010
20100220198APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR RECEIVING PRINTING ORDERS - A print order can be placed easily by use of a printing order reception apparatus. A printing order reception apparatus 09-02-2010
20090284607DIGITAL CAMERA AND PRINTING SYSTEM - With a digital camera 11-19-2009
20090278944Camera Module - An image processor for a camera module having an image sensor that captures an image for transfer to a printer module of a compact printer system including a capture unit that captures the image from the image sensor and transforms it to planarized linear RGB form. The image processor also includes one or more interface units communicating with components of said camera module under control of the central processing unit and image processing units, being an application specific integrated circuits, in communication with said image storage memory to transform said image for transmission. A Serial Bus interface communicates with the Serial Bus of a compact printer system to transfer data and power between modules. In one application, the camera module captures an image, which is transferred to the image storage memory of a printer module for printing by a printhead.11-12-2009
20090278943Method Of Generating Manipulated Images With Digital Camera - A method of generating manipulated images with a digital camera is provided in which objects within a digital image produced by the digital camera utilising an autofocus unit of the digital camera are detected by processing the digital image with a processor of the digital camera utilising focusing settings of the autofocus unit as an indicator of positions of said objects, and a manipulated image is generated by applying a digital image manipulating process of the processor to the detected objects.11-12-2009
20090179991DYNAMIC PRINT DRIVER INSTALLATION ON CAMERAS - A system for discovering, installing and using a printer device directly from a digital camera is provided. The system eliminates the use of a personal computer as an intermediary in printing images from a digital camera.07-16-2009
20100295951MODULAR CAMERA AND PRINTER - A modular camera and printer is disclosed. A camera module is provided having an image sensor for capturing an image in a RGB format. The camera module also has a central processing unit with program memory for storing program steps for execution by the central processing unit to operate the camera module, and an image storage memory for storing the captured image in the RGB format. An image processing unit of the camera module is in communication with the image storage memory and transforms image data in the image storage memory into a L*a*b* format. The camera module also has a serial bus for outputting transformed image data in the L*a*b* format. A printer module is provided also having a serial bus in communication with the serial bus of the camera module. The printer module receives the image data from the camera module in the L*a*b* format, converts the image data to a color space of the printer module, and then prints the image data on a printhead.11-25-2010
20100295950PRINTING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PRINTING SYSTEM - This invention has as its object to allow an authentication process that avoids unnecessary information from being stored in a digital camera irrespective of whether or not a digital camera connected to the printer has a direct print function. To this end, in this invention, in an early stage of connection between a digital camera DSC and PD printer, the PD printer side requests an object which contains a keyword as authentication information of those which are stored and held by the DSC (S11-25-2010
20100302382IMAGE DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH AN IMAGE DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM IS RECORDED - The present invention provides an image data processing apparatus that is capable of selecting and processing particular images from among a large number of images, based on the user's actions relating to the images. An MFP 12-02-2010
20110122261Camera Unit Incorporating A Printer Configured To Print Distorted Images - A camera unit includes a display configured to display an image to be captured. An image sensor is configured to digitally capture the displayed image. A card reader is configured to read a removable data card carrying distortion information. A printer is configured to print a distorted image on print media. The distorted image is a version of the captured image which has been distorted in accordance with the distortion information. The printer includes a replaceable print roll carrying both the print media and ink to be printed upon the print media. A validation apparatus is configured to validate the replaceable print roll and enable the printer to print the distorted image only subsequent to validation of the print roll.05-26-2011
20100315516CAMERA UNIT INCOPORATING PROGRAM SCRIPT SCANNER - A camera unit includes a display for displaying an image to be captured; an image sensor for digitally capturing the displayed image; a card reader having a linear scanner for scanning a surface of a removable card to sense a plurality of dots printed on the surface of the removable card, the plurality of dots representing a bit pattern encoding a program script; a card interface for receiving a signal from the card reader indicative of the sensed plurality of dots printed on the surface of the card, and decoding the sensed plurality of dots into the program script; and a printer configured to print a distorted image on print media, the distorted image being a version of the captured image distorted in accordance with the program script.12-16-2010
20110025860IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, CAPTURED IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An object extraction section of an image output apparatus determines as an extraction region either (a) a quadrangular region enclosed by a quadrangle in which all internal angles are less than 180° and sides are constituted by 4 edge pixel groups each in the form of a line segment, the 4 edge pixel groups being indicated by edge information, or (b) a polygonal region enclosed by a polygon in which all internal angles are less than 180° and sides are constituted by at least one edge pixel group in the form of a line segment, which edge pixel group is indicated by the edge information, and at least one line segment located on an end portion of the captured image, and then (ii) cuts out, as output target image data, image data of the extraction region from the captured image data. This makes it possible to accurately and easily extract, from a captured image, a region including a rectangular image capture object that a user desires.02-03-2011
20100225771IMAGING DEVICE, PRINTING DEVICE, PRINTING SYSTEM, AND PRINTING METHOD - Provided is an imaging device capable of appropriately displaying or printing a combined image including a print image and a captured image. The device includes: an imaging sensor for receiving an optical image of a photographing object and converting the optical image into an electric image signal; a focus position detection unit for detecting a focus potion for the object; and a control unit for recording the image signal while correlating it with focus position information.09-09-2010
20110085048COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A communication apparatus includes a confirmation unit configured to confirm whether a processing, which is to be executed between the communication apparatus and a partner communication apparatus in communication therewith, has been selected by a user, a selection unit configured to select a processing to be executed according to a priority assigned to each of a plurality of processings, and an execution unit configured to execute the processing selected by the selection unit when the communication apparatus is again connected to the partner communication apparatus after the communication with the partner communication apparatus is disconnected, wherein the execution unit executes the selected processing when the confirmation unit confirms that there is a processing selected by the user during a period when the communication with the partner communication apparatus is disconnected and when the communication is connected again.04-14-2011
20110069187IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - There is provided an image output apparatus characterized by comprising: first communication control means for controlling communication using a first protocol; second communication control means for controlling communication relating to an image using a second protocol; image output means for executing image output03-24-2011
20120120260IMAGING APPARATUS - Digital camera is provided with face detection section that detects faces of a plurality of photographing objects, microcomputer performs continuous shooting in optimum photographing conditions in accordance with the number of faces of the photographing objects for each face of the plurality of photographing objects by a single shutter operation and performs control by assigning serial photographing object numbers to the images of the plurality of photographing objects taken by continuous shooting and recording the images in a single continuous-shooting image folder. Furthermore, microcomputer performs continuous shooting in predetermined order in accordance with the number of faces of the photographing objects and detects, when the photographing object speed is equal to or higher than a predetermined value, the photographing object speed again after photographing other photographing objects.05-17-2012
20120120259IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH EASE OF OPERATION - When a shot is taken by a portable terminal, the position and orientation at the time of shooting is transmitted to an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus, which stores information including the position of equipment, detects the equipment included in the shot image by the portable terminal, based on the position and orientation of the portable terminal and the position of the equipment, and transmits information about the equipment to the portable terminal. The portable terminal obtains an operation history on an image processing apparatus in the equipment based on the received information, and displays an operation screen presenting the operation history in a selectable manner on a display unit. Then, when a selection of operation history is accepted, a control signal for allowing the image processing apparatus to execute image processing indicated by the operation history is transmitted to the image processing apparatus.05-17-2012
20110069186Detecting Red Eye Filter and Apparatus Using Meta-Data - A method of filtering a red-eye phenomenon from an acquired digital image including a multiplicity of pixels indicative of color, the pixels forming various shapes of the image, includes analyzing meta-data information, determining one or more regions within the digital image suspected as including red eye artifact, and determining, based at least in part on the meta-data analysis, whether the regions are actual red eye artifact. The meta-data information may include information describing conditions under which the image was acquired, captured and/or digitized, acquisition device-specific information, and/film information.03-24-2011
20110069185IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE WITH INTERNAL PRINTER - An image capturing device with internal printer includes a main body and a cover. The main body defines a receiving space with an opening on a surface thereof. The receiving space is configured for receiving printing papers, the size of the opening is larger than that of the printing papers. The cover is movable on the surface of the main body for covering the receiving space.03-24-2011
20080252735CAMERA HAVING PRINTER FOR PRINTING INTERACTIVE INTERFACES - A camera is provided having a camera module, a network interface module and printing module. The camera module receives user input and captures the image with an image sensor in response to the user input. The interface module transfers the captured image to a computer system. The printing module prints an interface onto a surface including the image and coded data at least partially indicative of an identity of the image. This allows the identity of the image to be obtained from the interface. The coded data is also at least partially indicative of at least one of a plurality of locations of the interface and a region of the interface. A sensing device generates indicating data at least partially indicative of at least one of a location of the sensing device relative to the interface and an identity of the region.10-16-2008
20110211080IMAGE SENSING AND PRINTING DEVICE - An image sensing and printing digital camera device includes a housing defining a slot for receiving a printed instruction card having printed thereon an array of dots representing a programming script, the housing further storing therein a roll of print media; an area image sensor for sensing an image and generating pixel data representing the image; a linear image sensor for scanning the array of dots on the card and converting the array of dots into a data signal; a microcontroller provided in the housing, the microcontroller for decoding the data signal into the programming script and applying the programming script on the pixel data; a printing mechanism for printing on the pixel data, having applied thereto the programming script, on the roll of print media; a guillotine for cutting the roll of print media; and a print manager for activating the guillotine upon receipt of a signal indicate of a manual attempt to pull the print media from the housing.09-01-2011
20080246845CAMERA MODULE WITH COMPACT PACKAGING OF IMAGE SENSOR CHIP - An exemplary camera module includes a lens holder, a lens module, a lens module, an image sensor chip, and an attaching member. The lens module is received in the lens holder. The lens module comprises a barrel and at least one lens received in the barrel. The image sensor chip comprises a photosensitive area configured for receiving light transmitted through the lens module. The attaching member is disposed at an end portion of the lens holder opposite to the lens module. The attaching member is configured for attaching the lens holder to the image sensor chip. The attaching member defines a light transmittance space configured for exposing the photosensitive area to the lens module.10-09-2008
20110254966Digital Camera with Communication Function - In a digital camera having a wireless communicator with a server, a storage controller treats full size image data and display size image data unequally if the full size image data has been already sent to the server. For example, the display size image data is not allowed to be replaced by new digital image data unless the digital camera is not in use over a prescribed time. Own image data and other's image data are treated equally. Image data received from outside and retrieved from inside memory are treated equally. Search key for own image data and related search keys existing in the outside are indicated in a comparable manner. The digital camera receives search key from neighboring advertiser to send it for Internet search of advertisement. Search key received from neighboring notable site is sent for Internet search of photographs of the notable site taken by others.10-20-2011
20080252734CARD BASED IMAGE MANIPULATION METHOD FOR CAMERA - A method of operating a handheld camera comprises causing a sensor to sense an image, supplying predetermined data to an input of the camera via a card on which the predetermined data is disposed, and causing a processing system to obtain the image from the sensor, determine a card image in accordance with signals received from the input, rotate the card image in accordance with a skew of the card with respect to the input, and manipulate the image in accordance with the predetermined data to thereby generate a manipulated image.10-16-2008
20080252733CAMERA PRINTER OPERATION METHOD WITH MEDIA PULL SENSING - A method of operating a handheld camera comprises sensing an image via an image sensor, controlling the sensing of the image via a camera manager, manipulating the image via an image processing manager, and controlling printing of the manipulated image via a print manager. The step of controlling printing of the manipulated image includes causing the print manager to activate a guillotine, which guillotine is adapted to cut a print media, upon receipt of a signal indicative of an attempt to pull the print media from the camera.10-16-2008
20120147199WIRELESS SERVICE WITH PHOTO PRINT FEATURE - A method includes receiving a digital photograph from a wireless device associated with a subscriber to a wireless service, printing at least one print of the digital photograph, transferring the at least one print of the digital photograph to the subscriber of the wireless service, and billing the subscriber of the wireless service for the at least one print of the digital photograph on a bill which also bills the subscriber of the wireless service for use of the wireless service.06-14-2012
20110063456PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS, IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - The invention accomplishes an image capture apparatus capable of allowing a user to more easily attain, as compared to a conventional image capture apparatus, image data of a captured image which includes no blown-out highlights or loss of shadow detail throughout an entire image. A portable terminal apparatus 03-17-2011
20080266403Universal printing method and universal printer driver module for printing out non-image file documents, and electronic device having the driver module - A universal printing method for printing out non-image file documents is executed by installing a universal printer driver on a smart phone or a PDA that supports PictBridge, and includes activating an application program and opening a non-image file document, converting the non-image file document into at least one image file through the driver and an OS rendering module, and finally transmitting the at least one image file to a printing device through PictBridge. The method permits conversion of multiple pages of non-image file documents that originally cannot be printed using PictBridge to image files for printing by a printing device supporting PictBridge.10-30-2008
20110096176OUTPUT IMAGE ADJUSTMENT FOR IMAGE DATA04-28-2011
20090135257IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SAME, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PRINTING APPARATUS, AND PRINT DATA GENERATION METHOD - In an image sensing apparatus capable of sensing a moving image, when sensing of the moving image, image data of the sensed moving image and image sensing condition data of such moving image are stored, a frame for printing is selected from among multiple frames of the image data forming the stored moving image, and a number of frames to synthesize is determined based on image sensing conditions for the selected frames. Of the plurality of frames of image data forming the moving image/image data of the selected frame and of the determined number of frames sensed before and after the selected frame is synthesized to generate image data for printing.05-28-2009
20090244292DIGITAL CAMERA - A portable camera with an inbuilt printer device is disclosed. The camera includes a digital image capture device, an inbuilt programming language interpreter internally connected to the digital image capture device for the manipulation of the digital image captured by the capture device and a script input means for inputting a self documenting program script for the manipulation and filtering of the captured digital image to produce visual alterations of the image. A card reader optically reads the script printed as an array of dots on one surface of a portable card, which has a visual example of the likely effect of the script on a second surface of the card. The script is interpreted and executed by the interpreter to modify the captured digital image in accordance with the script to produce a modified digital image. The modification is visually exemplified on the second surface of the card. The modified digital image is then printed out on the inbuilt printer device.10-01-2009
20110090349Image output device, image processing apparatus, image output and image processing system, and method therefore - A digital camera transmits to a printer a command for transmitting RAW format compatibility information which is information of a RAW file format directly printable by the printer. Upon receipt of the RAW format compatibility information from the printer, the digital camera determines, on the basis of the received RAW format compatibility information and the format of a RAW file stored in a flash memory thereof, whether the RAW file can be directly printed by the printer. If the RAW file can be directly printed, the digital camera transmits the RAW file to the printer. If the RAW file cannot be directly printed, the digital camera transmits to the printer the RAW file and a development enabling parameter which enables analysis of RAW data included in the RAW file as image data. The printer prints the RAW file with the use of the development enabling parameter.04-21-2011
20110090348IMAGING SYSTEM AND IMAGING METHOD THEREFOR - An imaging system includes one or more imaging apparatuses. The imaging system manages sets of setting values each including imaging parameters, and extracts imaging parameters having been used in imaging from the image data captured by the imaging apparatus. Then, the imaging system compares the managed imaging parameters and the extracted imaging parameters, and issues a warning to the user and instructs the imaging apparatus to invalidate imaging processing if the imaging parameters are different from each other.04-21-2011
20110102608IMAGE OUTPUT SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF UNITS CONNECTED BY COMMUNICATIONS WITH MASTER-SLAVE RELATION - A printer periodically sends a request inquiry command “Interrupt In” to a digital camera at a high rate. The digital camera returns a printer status request, a print request, a print cancel request, etc., to the printer as a reply to “Interrupt In.” The camera operates as a usual storage class USB device for the printer except that the camera performs the described operation. Therefore, the printer makes a search for a directory in the camera and reads an image file, a print page layout file, etc., required for print on its own initiative.05-05-2011
20110102607Digital image printing system, control method therefor, printing device, control method therefor, and computer product - In a digital image printing system, an external device capable of storing digital image data, and a printing apparatus capable of printing the digital image data are mutually connectable, and capable of exchanging data. The printing apparatus includes a paper feeding unit having a multi-tray structure. The external device sends parameters, that is, paper size, paper type, page layout of the digital image data, and at least one digital image data to the printing apparatus, and the printing apparatus selects a tray from the paper feeding unit based on the parameters, and an aspect ratio of the digital image data, and prints the digital image data.05-05-2011
20110181737CAMERA INCORPORATING SWIPE PRINTER AND REMOVABLE INK CARTRIDGE - A digital camera includes a housing having a front surface, a rear surface, a base surface and an inclined surface adjoining the rear and base surfaces; an image sensor for capturing an image, the image sensor provided on the front surface; a printer located within the housing for printing the captured image on media external to the camera, a printhead of the printer being provided on the inclined surface and at an angle normal thereto; an ink cartridge having one or more longitudinal ink reservoirs, the ink cartridge removably received in a receptacle defined in the rear surface and biased into ink communication pins in the receptacle by a resilient member arranged at one end of the ink cartridge opposite the ink communication pins; and a speed sensor for sensing a speed at which the camera traverses the media. The printhead of the printer is operated in accordance with the speed sensed by the speed sensor, and the inclined surface is presented parallel to the media to effect printing.07-28-2011
20100271492PRINTING SYSTEM, PRINTING APPARATUS, IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD - In a printing system in which a printer and digital camera are connected and image data transmitted by the digital camera is received and printed by the printer, the printer transmits information about image correction functions supported by the printer to the digital camera, the digital camera sets image correction parameters based on the transmitted information and stores them in a memory of the digital camera, and before printing the image data, the printer reads out the image correction parameters stored in the memory and corrects the image data to be printed, using the read-out image correction parameters.10-28-2010
20120188383TECHNOLOGY FOR COMBINING IMAGES IN A FORM - When a plurality of image data are received, a form data from among at least one form data and a format data from among at least one format data are selected based on number of the image data. The image data, selected form data and format data are combined to generate an output image.07-26-2012
20090046158Image processing system, image capturing device, image processing terminal, image processing data storage terminal, program for the device, program for the terminal, data structure of image data, method of processing image, and method of generating image data - The invention provides an image processing system which is suitable to carry out image processing in excellent accuracy while removing influence due to characteristics depending on the type difference and which facilitates wide and flexible adaptation over image capturing devices. A digital camera includes an image pick-up sensor unit which receives images as data, a URL memory unit which stores a URL to indicate an acquisition site of image processing data, and a URL adding unit which adds the URL in the URL memory unit to the image data. The printer includes an RAW data read unit which reads out the image data, a URL acquisition unit which acquires the URL added to the image data, an image processing data acquisition unit which acquires the image processing data from the image processing data storage server based on the acquired URL, and an image data processing unit to process the image data based on the acquired image processing data.02-19-2009
20090021586DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, AND PRINTING DEVICE - A digital camera 01-22-2009
20100328470DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, AND PRINTING DEVICE - A digital camera (12-30-2010
20130169830IMAGE SENSING AND PRINTING DEVICE - An image sensing and printing digital camera device includes a housing defining a slot for receiving a printed instruction card having printed thereon an array of dots representing a programming script, the housing further storing therein a roll of print media; an area image sensor for sensing an image and generating pixel data representing the image; a linear image sensor for scanning the array of dots on the card and converting the array of dots into a data signal; a microcontroller provided in the housing, the microcontroller for decoding the data signal into the programming script and applying the programming script on the pixel data; and a printing mechanism for printing the pixel data, having applied thereto the programming script, on the roll of print media. The microcontroller integrates on a single chip a VLIW processor, a printhead interface, and an output buffer effecting communication between the VLIW processor and the printhead interface07-04-2013
20120320226STATIONARY PRINTING APPARATUS WITH CAMERA - A stationary printing apparatus includes a display; a camera to capture an image, the camera being mounted proximate the display; and a printing mechanism configured to print the image.12-20-2012
20110037859INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - In an information processing apparatus for transmitting and receiving information via a communication medium established relative to an external apparatus, it is determined whether the information to be transmitted and subject to specific processing in the external apparatus is selected or not. If it is determined that the information to be transmitted is selected, the selected information is transmitted via the communication medium. If it is determined that the information is not selected, designation information indicating the information selectable subject to transmission is transmitted via the communication medium. Then, the information designated by the designation information received in response to the transmission of the selection information is transmitted to the external apparatus via the communication medium.02-17-2011
20100231728System for distributing and controlling color reproduction at multiple sites - In the color imaging system, multiple rendering devices are provided at different nodes along a network. Each rendering device has a color measurement instrument for calibrating the color presented by the rendering device. A rendering device may represent a color display in which a member surrounds the outer periphery of the screen of the display and a color measuring instrument is coupled to the first member. The color measuring instrument includes a sensor spaced from the screen at an angle with respect to the screen for receiving light from an area of the screen. A rendering device may be a printer in which the measuring of color samples on a sheet rendered by the printer is provided by a sensor coupled to a transport mechanism which moves the sensor and sheet relative to each other, where the sensor provides light from the sample to a spectrograph. The color measuring instruments provide for non-contact measurements of color samples either displayed on a color display, or printed on a sheet, and are self-calibrating by the use of calibration references in the instrument.09-16-2010
20120287293COLOR PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A table, which records a relationship between image data of patches included in a chart, which are acquired by capturing the chart under a plurality of types of illumination light having different characteristics, and the characteristics, is held for each image capturing device capturing the chart, and for each chart print condition. Specifying information of an image capturing device used to estimate characteristics of illumination light and a print condition of a chart used to estimate the characteristics of the illumination light are input as estimation conditions. Image data of a chart captured by the image capturing device under the illumination light is input. The characteristics of the illumination light are estimated based on a table corresponding to the estimation conditions and the input image data.11-15-2012
20130010126DIGITAL CAMERA WITH QUAD CORE PROCESSOR - A digital camera that has a CMOS image sensor and a central processor. The central processor has four processing units and an image sensor interface integrated onto a single chip. The image sensor interface receives data from the CMOS image sensor and the four processing units simultaneously process the data.01-10-2013
20130010128HANDHELD IMAGING DEVICE WITH MULTI-CORE IMAGE PROCESSOR INTEGRATING COMMON BUS INTERFACE AND DEDICATED IMAGE SENSOR INTERFACE - A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a multi-core processor for processing the sensed image; and a program memory provided external to the multi-core processor, and communicating therewith via a communication bus. The multi-core processor includes a bus interface for interfacing with the communication bus, and further includes an image sensor interface for interfacing with the image sensor separately from the communication bus and the bus interface. The multi-core processor includes a plurality of parallel processing units connected by a crossbar switch to form the multi-core.01-10-2013
20130010132MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR FOR PORTABLE DEVICE WITH IMAGE SENSOR AND MULTI-POINT FOCUS IMAGE CAPTURE - A multi-core processor is used in a portable device with image sensor with adjustable focal length for sensing a scene. The multi-core processor has multiple processing units incorporated onto a single chip and an image sensor interface on the chip. The image sensor interface is configured to provide the processing units with image data from the image sensor, and the processing units are configured to divide the image data into selected regions of the scene and simultaneously derive an image sharpness metric for each of the regions. This metric is used to determine an optimal focal length for each of the selected regions when the image sharpness metric for that region of the scene is above a threshold. Using this data, the portable device captures an image of the scene at each of the optimal focal lengths.01-10-2013
20130010124IMAGE OUTPUT SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, IMAGE INPUT APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image output system connecting an image input apparatus and an image output apparatus by a close proximity wireless communication, and outputting by the image output apparatus of image data transmitted from the image input apparatus by the wireless communication. The image input apparatus detects a connection condition of the wireless communication, generates a script for defining an output processing according to at least a user operation, and transmits the script to the image output apparatus when the disconnection is detected after image data transmission, and the connection is detected again after disconnection detection. The image output apparatus detects the connection condition of the wireless communication, suspend output processing of the image data when the disconnection is detected during the image data output processing, and controls the image data output processing according to the script received from the image input apparatus when the connection is detected again.01-10-2013
20130010127MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR FOR HAND-HELD, IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE - A multi-core processor for installation in a hand-held device that has first and second image sensors. The multi-core processor has a first sensor interface for receiving data from the first image sensor, and a second sensor interface for receiving data from the second image sensor. Multiple processing units in the multi-core processor are configured to operate in parallel for processing data from the first and second sensor interfaces. The multiple processing units and the first and second sensor interfaces are all integrated onto a single chip.01-10-2013
20130010131PORTABLE DEVICE WITH IMAGE SENSOR AND QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR FOR MULTI-POINT FOCUS IMAGE CAPTURE - A multi-core processor is used in a portable device that has first and second image sensors spaced from each other for capturing images of a scene from slightly different perspectives. The multi-core processor has a first image sensor interface for receiving data from the image sensor, a second image sensor interface for receiving data from the second image sensor, multiple processing units and, the four processing units and the first and second sensor interfaces being integrated onto a single chip. The processing units are configured to simultaneously process the data from the first and second image interfaces to generate stereoscopic image data.01-10-2013
20130010125HANDHELD DIGITAL CAMERA DEVICE WITH ORIENTATION SENSING AND DECODING CAPABILITIES - A handheld digital camera device including an image sensor for capturing images and generating image data; a color display for displaying captured images to a user; an orientation sensor for generating orientation data; and an integral processor configured for: controlling operation of the image sensor and the color display; determining a landscape or portrait orientation of the camera device using the orientation data; decoding an imaged coding pattern printed on a substrate; and performing an action in the handheld electronic device based on the decoded coding pattern.01-10-2013
20130010129HANDHELD IMAGING DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED CHIP INCORPORATING ON SHARED WAFER IMAGE PROCESSOR AND CENTRAL PROCESSOR - A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; an integrated chip provided on a wafer substrate, the integrated chip integrating on the wafer substrate a dedicated image processor for processing the sensed image, and an image sensor interface for receiving signals from the image sensor; a plurality of processing units provided in the dedicated image processor, the plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch to form a multi-core processing unit for the processor; and a CPU provided in the integrated chip for performing general operating system duties. A transfer of data from the image sensor interface to the dedicated image processor is conducted entirely within the integrated chip and on the shared wafer substrate.01-10-2013
20130010130QUAD-CORE IMAGE PROCESSOR FOR DEVICE WITH IMAGE DISPLAY - A quad-core processor for a hand-held device with a color display, has an image sensor interface for receiving data from an image sensor, four interconnected processing units for color converting the data from the image sensor interface into a color space for the color display and, a color display interface for outputting color converted data to the color display. The four processing units, the image sensor interface and the color display interface are integrated onto a single chip.01-10-2013
20130016237PORTABLE HAND-HELD DEVICE HAVING QUAD CORE IMAGE PROCESSOR - A portable hand-held device is provided having an image sensor for capturing images, and a processor chip for image processing the images captured by the image sensor. The processor chip has an on-chip interface for receiving the captured images and four interconnected processing units configured to process the received images.01-17-2013
20130016230CAMERA WITH LINKED PARALLEL PROCESSOR CORES - A camera with a CMOS image sensor, an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and multiple processing units interconnected with each other for parallel processing of data from the image sensor interface. The multiple processing units and the image sensor interface are integrated onto a single chip.01-17-2013
20130016231QUAD-CORE IMAGE PROCESSOR - A quad-core processor for use in a hand-held device with a CMOS image sensor. The quad-core processor has an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and four processing units interconnected with each other for parallel processing of data from the image sensor interface. The four processing units and the image sensor interface are integrated onto a single chip.01-17-2013
20130016229CENTRAL PROCESSOR WITH MULTIPLE PROGRAMMABLE PROCESSOR UNITS - A central processor for installation in an imaging device with a CMOS image sensor. The central processor had an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and multiple processing units configured to operate in parallel for processing data from the image sensor interface. Each of the processing units has rewritable memory for microcode that operatively controls that processing unit. The multiple processing units and the image sensor interface are integrated onto a single chip.01-17-2013
20130016228HAND HELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CAMERA AND MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR - A hand held electronic device that has a camera with a CMOS image sensor and a central processor integrated onto a single chip. The central processor having multiple processing units and an image sensor interface. The multiple processing units are configured for operating in parallel and the image sensor interface is configured for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor for simultaneous processing in the multiple processing units.01-17-2013
20130016232HANDHELD IMAGING DEVICE WITH IMAGE PROCESSOR PROVIDED WITH MULTIPLE PARALLEL PROCESSING UNITS - A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a micro-controller integrating therein a dedicated image processor for processing the sensed image, a bus interface, and an image sensor interface; and a plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch, the plurality of processing units provided within the micro-controller to form a multi-core processing unit for the processor. The image sensor interface provides communication between the micro-controller and the image sensor. The bus interface provides communication between the micro-controller and devices external to the micro-controller other than the image sensor.01-17-2013
20130016236HANDHELD IMAGING DEVICE WITH MULTI-CORE IMAGE PROCESSOR INTEGRATING IMAGE SENSOR INTERFACE - A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a processor for processing the sensed image; a multi-core processing unit provided in the processor, the multi-core processing unit having a plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch; and an image sensor interface for converting signals from the image sensor to a format readable by the multi-core processing unit, the image sensor interface sharing a wafer substrate with the processor. A transfer of data from the image sensor interface to the plurality of processing units is conducted entirely on the shared wafer substrate.01-17-2013
20130016234PORTABLE IMAGING DEVICE WITH MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR AND ORIENTATION SENSOR - A portable imaging device that has a CMOS image sensor, a color display for displaying an image sensed by the CMOS image sensor, an orientation sensor for sensing the device orientation and, a central processor. The central processor has an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and an output from the orientation sensor, multiple processing units configured for simultaneously processing the data, and an image display interface for sending processed data to the color display. The central processor is integrated onto a single chip.01-17-2013
20130016233HANDHELD IMAGING DEVICE INCORPORATING MULTI-CORE IMAGE PROCESSOR - A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a processor for processing the sensed image; a plurality of processing units provided in the processor, the plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch to form a multi-core processing unit for the processor; and an image sensor interface for converting signals from the image sensor to a format readable by the plurality of processing units, the image sensor interface sharing a wafer substrate with the processor. A transfer of data from the image sensor interface to the plurality of processing units is conducted entirely on the shared wafer substrate.01-17-2013
20130016235HANDHELD IMAGING DEVICE WITH QUAD-CORE IMAGE PROCESSOR INTEGRATING IMAGE SENSOR INTERFACE - A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a processor for processing the sensed image; a quad-core processing unit provided in the processor, the quad-core processing unit having four processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch; and an image sensor interface for converting signals from the image sensor to a format readable by the quad-core processing unit, the image sensor interface sharing a wafer substrate with the processor. A transfer of data from the image sensor interface to the quad-core processing unit is conducted entirely on the shared wafer substrate.01-17-2013
20130021482HANDHELD IMAGING DEVICE WITH SYSTEM-ON-CHIP MICROCONTROLLER INCORPORATING ON SHARED WAFER IMAGE PROCESSOR AND IMAGE SENSOR - A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; and a micro-controller provided on a wafer substrate, the micro-controller integrating on the same wafer substrate as a system-on-chip device, a plurality of processing units and an image sensor interface for effecting data communication between the image sensor the plurality of processing units.01-24-2013
20130021481QUAD-CORE CAMERA PROCESSOR - A quad-core processor for a camera with a CMOS image sensor. The quad-core processor has an image sensor interface for receiving data from the CMOS image sensor and four processing units configured for operating in parallel to process the data from the image sensor interface. The four processing units and the image sensor interface are integrated onto a single chip.01-24-2013
20120242846IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, MOBILE TERMINAL, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display device includes: an imaging unit; an apparatus specifying unit that specifies an object apparatus imaged by the imaging unit; a state acquisition unit that acquires an operating state of the apparatus; an image generating unit that generates an image corresponding to the specified apparatus and the acquired operating state; a positioning unit that determines a reference position of the image acquired by the imaging unit; a combining unit that combines the generated image with the image acquired by the imaging unit using the reference position; and a display that displays the combined image.09-27-2012
20080252732IMAGE MANIPULATION METHOD FOR CAMERA - A handheld camera comprises a sensor adapted to sense an image, a camera manager for controlling the sensing of the image, an image processing manager for manipulating the image, a print manager for controlling printing of the manipulated image, and a guillotine adapted to cut a print media on which the manipulated image is printed from a print roll. The print manager is operable to activate the guillotine upon receipt of a signal indicative of an attempt to dispense the print media at a rate greater than that of a print roll drive system for dispensing the print media.10-16-2008
20130169831PRINTING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL, SERVER, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - A system including an image forming apparatus and a terminal for displaying an image acquired by a capturing unit on a display, wherein the terminal comprises: a unit which transmits a current position information, a unit which receives the distribution data in response to the transmission of the current position information, a unit which performs display control such that, when an image including the image forming apparatus is displayed on the display, a message included in distribution data distributed by the image forming apparatus and received from the server is superimposedly displayed on the image, a unit which accepts a print instruction made after the message displayed on the display is selected, and a unit which transmits print data to the image forming apparatus that distributed the distribution data containing the selected message according to the print instruction.07-04-2013
20130100299IMAGE DATA PROCESSING DEVICE - An image data processing device includes: a basic image data acquisition device that acquires basic image data; a simplified image data generation device that generates simplified image data corresponding to the basic image data which has been acquired, a size of the simplified image data being smaller than that of the basic image data; a transmission device that transmits at least the basic image data to an external storage device; and an internal storage device that stores the simplified image data without storing the basic image data.04-25-2013
20080204562CAMERA SYSTEM HAVING SERIALLY CONNECTED CAMERA DEVICES TO FACILITATE A CASCADE OF IMAGING EFFECTS - This invention provides for a camera system having a plurality of hand held camera devices connected together in series. Each camera device includes an image input configured to receive image data from a camera device preceding in the series of devices, and an instruction reader configured to read instructions from a card inserted into the camera device, said card having encoded thereon various instructions for the manipulation of the image data. Each camera device also includes a processor unit arranged in communication with the input and the instruction reader, the processor unit configured to perform image manipulation on the image data according to the instructions read from the card. Also included is an image output configured to transmit manipulated image data from the processor to a camera device following in the series of devices, the camera system operatively facilitating a cascade of imaging effects.08-28-2008
20110242336IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing device for determining extraction conditions for extracting still images from a moving image according to a template and arranging the still images. The image processing device includes an image data input unit, an operating unit, a display, a material selector for selecting a template applied to layout data and moving image data, an extraction condition determiner for determining extraction conditions for extracting still image data from the moving image data according to a selected template, a moving image analyzer for analyzing the moving image data, a still image data extractor for extracting the still image data meeting extraction conditions from the moving image data according to analysis results, and a layout synthesizer for producing the layout data by positioning the extracted still image data in corresponding synthesis areas of the template.10-06-2011
20130182132CAMERA, PRINTER, PRINT SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, MEMORY MEDIUM AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - The invention provides a system capable of printing in a simple manner by detecting the connection of a printer and shifting to a print mode in response to the detection of the printer.07-18-2013
20130208131SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LABEL CREATION USING OBJECT RECOGNITION - Systems and methods create labels and include a mobile device including communication circuitry, an imaging device, an object recognition application, and a label creation application. A label printer includes printer memory and printer communication circuitry. The object recognition application is configured to analyze an image of a device taken by the imaging device and generate device data for the device in the image. The label creation application the uses the device data to automatically populate at least a portion of a label data entry screen. Once the label data entry screen is populated, the label creation application creates a print job and, via the mobile device communication circuitry, communicate the print job to the label printer to print at least one label sized specifically for the device.08-15-2013

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