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348 - Television

348207990 - CAMERA, SYSTEM AND DETAIL

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
348211100 Communication methods 73
348211400 Control devices 37
348211900 Camera characteristics affecting control (zoom angle, distance to camera time delays, weight, etc.) 14
348211110 Plural cameras being controlled 6
348211140 Camera located remotely from image processor (i.e., camera head) 4
20120293676HEAD-SEPARATED CAMERA DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a head-separated camera device includes an imaging unit, a control unit configured to control the imaging unit and a connection unit configured to connect the imaging unit and the control unit. The imaging unit includes a sensor configured to capture an image to provide a video signal, a superimposition module configured to superimpose, on serial data, the video signal, the synchronization signal, and the clock signal, the serial data serving to reproduce the image captured by the sensor, and a transmitter configured to transmit the serial data to the control unit. The control unit includes a receiver configured to receive the serial data and a separation module configured to separate the serial data received by the receiver, into the video signal, the synchronization signal, and the clock signal.11-22-2012
20090096880INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, STORING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus is connected to an image capture device, and a plurality of external terminals that inputs annotation information to an image captured by the image capture device. The information processing apparatus includes an acquiring portion that acquires input information from the plurality of external terminals, a storing portion that stores a synthesis image in which the captured image and the annotation information are synthesized, and a controlling portion that causes the storing portion to store the synthesis image when the acquisition of the input information by the acquiring portion is not executed for a predetermined time period.04-16-2009
20100302391Head-Separated Camera Device and Control Method Thereof - According to one embodiment, a camera control unit outputs serial data containing information for specifying a predetermined control target device to be controlled from among plural control target devices comprised in a camera head. The camera head identifies the control target device specified by the received serial data, and supplies the identified control target device with a select signal for an active state.12-02-2010
20120013755Head-Separated Camera Device and Control Method Thereof - According to one embodiment, a method for controlling a head-separated camera device in which a camera head and a camera control unit are connected to each other by a cable comprising a line that supplies the camera head with serial data from the camera control unit. The method comprises outputting, by the camera control unit, serial data containing information for specifying a predetermined control target device of a plurality of control target devices to be controlled, where the plurality of control target devices are implemented within the camera head. The method further comprises identifying, by the camera head, the predetermined control target device specified by the serial data received, and supplying the predetermined control target device with an active select signal.01-19-2012
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20130044232CAMERA, CONTRL METHOD THEREOF, CAMERA SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A camera includes a first wireless module configured for receiving wireless remote control signals, a first microcontroller configured for converting the wireless remote control signals to executing commands and outputting the executing commands, a digital signal processor configured for receiving the executing commands; and an image sensor controlled to obtain image information of a to-be-captured image by the digital signal processor after the executing commands are received. The camera is capable of working in a regular mode and being controlled to work in a remote control mode, which is convenient for the user to use the camera. Also, the remote control device is capable of displaying working states of the camera to allow the user to monitor the performance of the camera. Furthermore, the signals transmitted between the camera and the remote control device can be encrypted for providing a reliable mechanism of data transmission of the signals.02-21-2013
20130076926DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE USING WEATHER INFORMATION - Disclosed herein is a method for capturing an image using an image capture device equipped with a processor. The method includes receiving an electromagnetic signal transmitted from a remote station, determining a location of the image capture device based on the received electromagnetic signal, establishing communication over a network between the image capture device and a remote server, transmitting a request to the remote server for weather information pertaining to the determined location; receiving the weather information, determining an ambient lighting value based on the weather information, capturing an image using the image capture device, and processing the captured image using the determined ambient lighting value.03-28-2013
20100073497OPERATION INPUT APPARATUS, OPERATION INPUT METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An operation input apparatus includes a body portion detection unit for receiving image data and detecting a certain body portion of a subject in an image of the image data, a state determination unit for determining a certain state corresponding to a priority-level setting condition for each body portion, a priority-level setting unit for setting priority levels to the individual body portions in accordance with results of the determination, an operation determination unit for determining whether the body portions performed a predetermined motion corresponding to a certain operation in accordance with determination allowance degrees of the body portions serving as determination subjects which are set in accordance with the priority levels, and a control unit for controlling the operation input apparatus so that the operation input apparatus performs a predetermined operation in accordance with the determination that the certain motion corresponding to the certain operation has been performed.03-25-2010
20100073496SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE USAGE MODELING - Remote control units are used to interact with a variety of devices. Modeling of the usage of a remote control unit while interacting with a device helps in (a) redesigning the remote for better usability; (b) dynamic adapting of the remote to provide improved interactions; and (c) characterizing the usage behaviors. In particular, it is very popular to use remote control units to interact with TVs and PVR devices. A system and method for the modeling of a remote usage involves the use of both pre-defined models and discovered models. Specifically, a pattern of usage of a remote control unit is abstracted to be one of either a pre-defined model or a discovered model. The model discovery involves the process of generalization based on a set of particular remote control unit usage patterns. The labels associated with the models help in characterizing the remote control unit usage patterns.03-25-2010
20130038746IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE, IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - The disclosed image capture device is provided with: an image capture unit which implements image capture; a detection unit which detects start-up related operations relating to the start-up of image capture functions; and a control unit which controls the image capture unit. When the detection unit detects start-up related operations, the control unit sends a first start-up instruction to the image capture unit, and then, within a specified timing, implements at least part of an end processing for functions being started-up which are not image capture functions. Upon receiving the first activation instruction, the image capture unit implements a first start-up processing which is one part of a start-up processing for the image capture unit, and thus a speculative state is entered.02-14-2013
20130050518INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes: an image receiving unit receiving an image series from a remote control apparatus, the remote control apparatus including a camera unit enabling continuous-shooting, the remote control apparatus being capable of sending the image series to an information processing apparatus via a wireless medium, the image series being obtained by continuous-shooting by the camera unit; a display unit having a display screen; a display controller displaying the received image series on the display screen in series; an image storing unit selecting, in response to a first control signal sent from the remote control apparatus via a wireless medium, a store-target image from the displayed image series, and storing the store-target image; and a content obtaining unit obtaining display-dedicated content. The display controller simultaneously displays the obtained display-dedicated content and the received image series on the display screen of the display unit.02-28-2013
20130088611DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera of the present invention allows a lens unit to be attachable/detachable with respect thereto. The digital camera of the present invention includes a plurality of display portions, and a control portion that causes the plurality of display portions to selectively display the image data as a moving image in real time. When the receiving portion receives a control signal from a remote controller, the control portion causes a first display portion among the plurality of display portions to display an image. Further, when the digital camera is fixed to a tripod, the control portion causes a first display portion among the plurality of display portions to display an image. Further, when the display portion capable of being rotated among the plurality of display portions is rotated, the control portion causes the display portion that is being rotated to display an image. Further, when a terminal from an external apparatus is connected to an output terminal, the control portion causes image data generated by the image pickup element or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the image pickup element to predetermined processing to be output to the external apparatus through the output terminal.04-11-2013
20090237518Contextual Camera Method and Apparatus for Virtual Environments - A computer method and apparatus control virtual environment cameras based on context. Current context is detected in a subject virtual environment. As a function of detected context, a set of predefined camera views is provided and displayed for user selection. Upon user selection of a camera view from the provided and displayed set of predefined camera views, a camera of the subject virtual environment is updated. The camera view is changed to the user selected camera view. There is ongoing detection of context and indicating of candidate camera views based on context, for user selection and update of the camera view.09-24-2009
20130162852PORTABLE SYSTEM FOR HIGH QUALITY VIDEO RECORDING - This invention relates to the automatic pointing of a pointing device, such as a camera, without the assistance of a person who operates the camera. Systems and methods are disclosed wherein the system is substantially stationary during recording but is portable to the venue of recording. For the purpose of recording, the camera turns automatically to optically follow the person, animal, or object that is being recorded. The present invention provides for high quality video recording; the high quality video recording here refers to features of the inventive systems and methods that provide for smooth camera motion necessary to take enjoyable videos for personal or for commercial use. This invention provides a portable system that automatically records videos from the vantage point of a sports fan, of a spectator or of a competition judge.06-27-2013
20110058052SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTE CAMERA CONTROL - A camera capable of capturing still images and video and included in a portable media device can be controlled remotely using an accessory. The accessory can register with the PMD to automatically receive notifications whenever there is a change in the camera state. The camera states can include mode, operation status, and configuration settings. The accessory can send instructions to a camera application that interfaces with the camera to control the camera. The accessory can remotely activate the camera, change camera mode, and send instructions to operate the camera. The accessory and the PMD can concurrently control the camera. The PMD can send the captured still images and recorded video to the accessory for preview and receive instructions from the accessory on disposition of the still images and the video.03-10-2011
20120081563POSITION-DEPENDENT CAMERA SWITCHING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method for displaying camera images on a remote, mobile viewing device, the viewing device having a screen with a different number of pixels in the longitudinal and transverse directions, a position sensor for determining an orientation of the viewing device and a request means for requesting camera image data from the camera arranged such that it is remote from the mobile viewing device. In this case, provision is made for the position sensor to first of all be used to determine whether the screen is oriented for displaying a portrait or landscape image, for an item of information based on the orientation detected using the position sensor to be transmitted from the mobile viewing device to the camera in order to request a camera image formatted in accordance with the portrait or landscape orientation from the remote camera via a bidirectional communication channel, and for the camera image to be received and displayed in the corresponding screen orientation.04-05-2012
20120098983Audio-Controlled Image Capturing - A method comprising: receiving a plurality of images corresponding to a time period covering the intended moment for releasing the shutter; receiving an audio signal associated with the plurality of images using audio capturing means; analyzing the received audio signal in order to determine an auditory event associated with a desired output image; and selecting at least one of the plurality of images on the basis of the analysis of the received audio signal for further processing in order to obtain the desired output image.04-26-2012
20100271497PORTABLE TRAFFIC MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USE - Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a traffic monitoring system and methods of use. This traffic monitoring system may be suitable for automatic monitoring of vehicle traffic at desired locations such as, for example, traffic lights, school zones, construction zones, remote locations, locations having high traffic accidents and/or locations with frequent traffic violations. The traffic monitoring system may be employed for detecting traffic violations involving a vehicle (e.g., running a red light, speeding and/or driving while using a cell phone) and collecting information associated with the vehicle and/or the operator of the vehicle. The traffic monitoring system may include one or more portability features that may make this system well-suited for deployment and redeployment at any number of desired locations, for example where traffic monitoring is desirable but suitable permanent infrastructure is not in place or is cost prohibitive.10-28-2010
20110216209IMAGING DEVICE FOR CAPTURING SELF-PORTRAIT IMAGES - A digital camera for capturing an image containing the photographer, comprising: an image sensor; an optical system for forming an image of a scene on the image sensor; a processor for processing the output of the image sensor in order to detect the presence of one or more faces in a field of view of the digital camera; a feedback mechanism for providing feedback to the photographer while the photographer is included within the field of view, responsive to detecting at least one face in the field of view, and a means for initiating capture of a digital image of the scene containing the photographer.09-08-2011
20090251553CONTROL OF DATA PROCESSING - Data processing apparatus arranged to receive successive images from a video camera comprises means for detecting inter-image motion for selected points in an image region associated with a control function of the data processing apparatus; and means for executing the control function if inter-image motion is detected in the image region; in which the detecting means is arranged to detect inter-image motion by detecting the cumulative inter-image motion for the points in the image region over a group of m consecutive images, where m is at least three.10-08-2009
20090207262CONTROLLER, CONTROL SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD - A controller has a connection interface used to connect an external device, changes an operational profile of an operation unit to that according to the external device connected by the connection interface, and controls a host apparatus based on an input operation from the user at the operation unit, the operational profile of which is changed.08-20-2009
20090046162COMMAND MODULE FOR CONTROLLING THE CAMERA - Disclosed herein is a camera system and camera controller having a modularized design. Camera control functions within the controller are distributed among a number of modules, each module performing a component task of controlling a camera. Individual modules can perform tasks such as generating clock signals, digitizing an analog video signal, and providing multiplexed digital video output. Modules communicate with each other over a common bus sufficient to carry the signals necessary to control the camera. The system implements a RAM-based digital sequencer that provides the capability of loading bit patterns into memory and using these patterns to generate waveforms for clocking a CCD. Clock and readout sequences can be composed in a high level language, compiled and uploaded into the controller. Adjustable clamp and sample signal delays used in digitizing an analog video signal provide the capability to optimize the performance of the system in a given application.02-19-2009
20100157076SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING RAIN EFFECTS IN IMAGES - Systems and methods for reducing the visibility of rain in acquired images are provided. One or more inputs relating the scene desired to be acquired by the user are used to retrieve camera settings that will reduce the visibility of rain in acquired images. Additionally, features relating to the scene may be automatically determined and used alone, or in combination with user inputs, to retrieve camera settings. The acquired images may be part of a video. Another feature of the invention is its use as a rain gauge. The camera settings are adjusted to enhance the visibility of rain, then one or more images are acquired and analyzed for the amount and size of raindrops. From this analysis the rain rate can be determined.06-24-2010
20090109295METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE CAMERA FROM A POSITION ESTIMATE OF A CONTAINER TO ESTIMATE ITS CONTAINER CODE - Methods and apparatus are disclosed that operate at least one camera configured to mount on a container handler by creating a position estimate of a container being handled by the container handler and controlling the camera with a directive in response to the position estimate, to generate a container image to estimate a container code of a container that is used to move cargo typically through container terminals.04-30-2009
20100302392PRESENTATION DEVICE - A document presentation device 12-02-2010
20100066845DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera of the present invention allows a lens unit to be attachable/detachable with respect thereto. The digital camera of the present invention includes a plurality of display portions, and a control portion that causes the plurality of display portions to selectively display the image data as a moving image in real time. When the receiving portion receives a control signal from a remote controller, the control portion causes a first display portion among the plurality of display portions to display an image. Further, when the digital camera is fixed to a tripod, the control portion causes a first display portion among the plurality of display portions to display an image. Further, when the display portion capable of being rotated among the plurality of display portions is rotated, the control portion causes the display portion that is being rotated to display an image. Further, when a terminal from an external apparatus is connected to an output terminal, the control portion causes image data generated by the image pickup element or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the image pickup element to predetermined processing to be output to the external apparatus through the output terminal.03-18-2010
20110211084 Method and a Device For Remotely Controlling an On-Board Camera in a Mobile Station - The invention is in the field of remote control of a device on board a mobile vehicle and concerns more specifically a method and a device for controlling, from a remote station, a camera on board a mobile station.09-01-2011
20120069207EMBEDDED APPLIANCE FOR MULTIMEDIA CAPTURE - A multimedia device includes input ports dedicated to receiving a real-time media signal and a processor system dedicated to capturing the real-time media signal. The processor system defines an embedded environment. The input ports and the processor system are integrated into the multimedia capture device. The input ports include an audio input port and at least one of a visual-capture input port or a digital-image input port.03-22-2012
20120176502IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS - The size of an image acquisition apparatus is reduced by reducing the diameter of a cable. An image acquisition apparatus includes a camera unit including a plurality of electric-power elements, which require electric power to acquire an image of an object, and an electric-power switching unit configured to switch an electric power supply to the electric-power elements; a control unit configured to output a switch instruction to the electric-power switching unit and to control the electric power supply to the camera unit; and a cable configured to connect the control unit and the camera unit.07-12-2012
20120262593APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PHOTOGRAPHING SUBJECT IN PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE - An apparatus and method for photographing a subject in a photographing device are provided. The method includes determining a capture pose; determining a pose of a subject for photographing; and photographing the subject automatically based on a similarity between the capture pose and the pose of the subject.10-18-2012
20110122270CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL SYSTEM - An imaging apparatus includes a first communication unit configured to communicate with a control apparatus using a first communication protocol, an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a subject to obtain image data in response to an image capturing instruction from the control apparatus in a controlled state, a second communication unit configured to communicate with an external apparatus using a second communication protocol, and an activation unit configured to activate a function of receiving access using the second communication protocol from the external apparatus and transmitting the image data stored in the storage medium to the external apparatus.05-26-2011
20120268615PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREFOR USING SPECIAL EFFECTS - In a photographing apparatus, a user pre-selects a number of special effect modes to be applied to pictures not yet taken. The special effect mode selections are stored as an ordered set of special effect mode indicators. When the pictures are subsequently taken, the special effects are automatically applied in the order they were selected, based on the order reflected in the stored special effect mode indicators.10-25-2012
20100245606PERSONAL ACCESS AND CONTROL OF MEDIA PERIPHERALS ON A MEDIA EXCHANGE NETWORK - Methods are disclosed for indirectly monitoring and controlling at least one media peripheral device in a media exchange network by accessing a media management system (MMS) via a first media peripheral (MP) device (e.g., a TV screen) using a user control device (e.g., a remote control). An operation corresponding to a second media peripheral (MP) device (e.g., a digital camera) may be selected via the MMS using the first MP device and the user control device. The operation is then carried out (i.e., performed) by the second MP device. A status of the second MP device may be selected via the MMS using the first MP device and the user control device. The selected status is then displayed on the first MP device.09-30-2010
20120327256Headwear with Visual Indication - A preferred embodiment of the present invention relates to headwear (12-27-2012
20130176451SYSTEM FOR ACQUIRING VIEWS FOR PRODUCING HIGH DEFINITION VIRTUAL STROLLS - The invention relates to a system for acquiring a plurality of views of a path comprising: a mobile support (07-11-2013
20130176452NON-CONTACT SELECTION DEVICE - A non-contract selecting device is disclosed. The non-contract selecting device include a light source, emitting light to an outside; a camera unit, generating and outputting a video signal corresponding to an external video; a video data generating unit, generating video data corresponding to the video signal; and an identity unit, detecting a location of a detected area formed by light, reflected by pointing-means and inputted, of the light emitted from the video data in units of each frame, recognizing a moving locus of the detected area by comparing at least two continuous frames and generating and outputting corresponding change information. With the present invention, the function-selecting can be more quickly and easily and increase making the most use of elements.07-11-2013
20130100306METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING AN IMAGE CAPTURE POSITION OF A CAMERA - A digital image capture device streams captured images (e.g. low-resolution images) to a remote viewer terminal, along with image identifiers and/or device position information. The remote viewer terminal displays the images for viewing by a remote viewer. The remote viewer provides inputs to a user interface, which indicate a direction of desired movement of the image capture device, and/or that the remote viewer wants new images (e.g. high-resolution images) to be captured at a desired position. The user interface inputs are translated into requests, which are transmitted to the image capture device. The image capture device provides movement prompts that direct a device operator to move the device in a requested direction or toward a requested position. When a position of the device corresponds to a requested image capture position, the image capture device captures one or more new images, and transmits the new images to the remote viewer terminal.04-25-2013
20130208136TERMINAL APPARATUS - A terminal apparatus including a display unit disposed on a case and is configured to display an image; a first camera disposed on a surface on which the display unit performs image display; a second camera disposed on a surface opposite the surface on which the first camera is disposed; a plurality of microphones disposed on the case; a sound processing unit that detects sound transmitted from a sound source on a side of the first camera with sound signals obtained by at least one of the plurality of microphones; and an image processing unit that combines a first image which is captured by the first camera or is stored in advance with a second image captured by the second camera on the basis of a result of the detection of sound transmitted from the sound source on the side of the first camera.08-15-2013

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