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348207990 - CAMERA, SYSTEM AND DETAIL

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
348333020 With display of additional information 112
348333080 Including optics 64
348333120 Modification of displayed image 57
348333110 Use for previewing images (e.g., variety of image resolutions, etc.) 54
348333050 Display of multiple images (e.g., thumbnail images, etc.) 40
348333060 Movable or rotatable unit 32
348333130 Power saving mode 6
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20130044250IMAGE PICKUP UNIT AND IMAGE-PICKUP AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - An image pickup unit including: an image pickup section including pixels, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion device; and a drive section performing a line-sequential readout drive and a line-sequential reset drive. The drive section intermittently performs the line-sequential reset drive multiple times during one frame period, to allow a non-overlap period to be provided at least in part of reset operation periods in an overlap period. The overlap period is a period during which a drive period of one of the multiple line-sequential reset drives and a drive period of one of the remaining multiple line-sequential reset drives are overlapped. The non-overlap period is a period during which each of the reset operations by the one of the multiple line-sequential drives is not overlapped with any of the reset operations by the one of the remaining multiple line-sequential reset drives.02-21-2013
20130083228IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE, AND PROGRAM USED IN CONTROL METHOD - An image capturing device can suppress unintended operation by the user. A digital camera has a CCD image sensor, a liquid crystal monitor, and electronic viewfinder, a touch panel, an eyepiece sensor, and a camera controller. The CCD image sensor captures an optical image of a subject and outputs it as image data. The electronic view finder is able to display a second image on the basis of image data. The touch panel is disposed over the surface of the liquid crystal monitor, and is able to undergo a first operation corresponding to a first image. The eyepiece sensor is able to detect proximity between the electronic viewfinder and an object.04-04-2013
20100020221Camera Interface in a Portable Handheld Electronic Device - In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at a handheld electronic device having a built-in digital camera and a touch sensitive screen. The method includes detecting a multi-finger gesture on the touch sensitive screen, wherein the touch sensitive screen is serving as part of an electronic viewfinder of the camera; storing coordinates of a location corresponding to the detected multi-finger gesture; translating the stored coordinates to a selected area of an image that is captured by the camera and that is being displayed on the touch sensitive screen; contracting or expanding the selected area in response to the user's fingers undergoing a pinching movement or a spreading movement, respectively, while the detected multi-finger gesture remains in contact with the touch sensitive screen; and applying an automatic image capture parameter adjustment process that gives priority to the selected area.01-28-2010
20090256946PLURAL-VIEW DEVICE - An exemplary plural-view device includes a plane mirror, a display panel, a support member connected to the plane mirror or the display panel, and a camera module. The camera module is mounted to the support member and electrically connected with the display panel. The support member is adjustable relative to at least one of the plane mirror and the display panel for adjusting a field of view of the camera module.10-15-2009
20120169911DIFFRACTIVE DISPLAY DEVICE, FINDER DEVICE AND CAMERA - A diffractive display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, first illuminating means, second illuminating means, and an optical material layer. The optical material layer includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a first diffraction display section in which first refractive index isotropic regions and first refractive index anisotropic regions are inclined with respect to the output surface of the first substrate. The second portion includes a second diffraction display section in which second refractive index isotropic regions and second refractive index anisotropic regions are inclined with respect to the output surface of the first substrate.07-05-2012
20110194009DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera includes a first frame formed of a thermal conductive material; an imaging unit disposed in front of the first frame; an optical system including lenses and focusing image light on the imaging unit; a first display unit disposed on a rear portion of the first frame; a first heat generator that located at a side surface of the optical system and disposed on a front portion of the first frame; a second heat generator disposed on a front portion of the first heat generator; a second frame formed of a thermal conductive material, and disposed between the first heat generator and the second heat generator; a third frame formed of a thermal conductive material, and disposed on a front portion of the second heat generator; and a second display unit disposed on a front portion of the third frame.08-11-2011
20130076960IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING METHOD - An imaging includes an image acquisition module which has an image sensor and a first lens system, having a focal plane, for imaging an object onto the image sensor, a display module which displays the image captured by means of the image acquisition module such that a user can perceive it with one eye, and a control unit. A measuring module is provided to the control unit for measuring the accommodation state (B03-28-2013
20130076958IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING ELECTRONIC COMPASS FUNCTION, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image pickup apparatus which is capable of displaying a shooting azimuth for a user such that it can be intuitively understood with ease while keeping the amount of computations required to display a shooting azimuth small. When a though-the-lens image or a moving image from an image pickup sensor, which shoots a subject, is displayed on a TFT display, a shooting azimuth is displayed by a first azimuth display method based on shooting azimuth information, and when a though-the-lens image or a moving image from the image pickup sensor is not displayed on the TFT display, the shooting azimuth is displayed based on the shooting azimuth information by a second azimuth display method different from the first azimuth display method.03-28-2013
20130076959Imaging Device - An imaging device in the present disclosure includes: an imaging unit including an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object and an imaging element configured to convert an optical image formed by the imaging optical system into an image signal and output the image signal; a distance-measuring section configured to obtain distance information of the object; an image display section configured to display an image of the image signal; an object recording section configured to previously register and record an object to be shot; and a distance designation section configured to designate a distance at which the object is to be shot. The imaging optical system performs a focusing operation for the distance designated by the distance designation section. The imaging unit performs shooting exposure when the object recorded previously by the object recording section is located at the distance designated by the distance designation section.03-28-2013
20130076961IMAGE CAPTURE MODES FOR SELF PORTRAITS - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface during an image capture. More particularly, the method includes a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device for a first screen and a second screen when capturing the image. The change in the display mode may be made in response to one or more actions conducted by a user. The image capture function includes different modes that display different information on the first and/or second screens.03-28-2013
20130076957Image Capturing Device Capable of Automatically Switching Clock of Memory and Control Method Thereof - An image capturing device capable of automatically switching the clock of the memory and a control method thereof. The image capturing device comprises an image capturing module, a display module, an image buffer module, an operating module and a processing module. The operating module increases the clock of the image buffer module to a first clock, and works with the image capturing module to perform an image capturing process. After the image capturing process is finished, the processing module stops a timing generating unit in the operating module from sending a synchronizing signal to the display module, and controls the operating module to decrease the clock of the image buffer module from the first clock to a second clock. Finally, the processing module controls the timing generating unit to re-send the synchronizing signal to the display module.03-28-2013
20100073543INSTRUCTION SYSTEM, INSTRUCTION APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An instruction system including: a capture device; a projection device; a control device including: a judgment portion that judges visibility of an annotation image; a specifying portion that specifies a projection mode of the annotation image from projection modes of the annotation image stored into a storage portion, based on a result of the judgment; a notification portion that notifies the projection mode specified by the specifying portion; and a projection control portion that causes the projection device to project the annotation image corresponding to an instruction on the basis of the projection mode notified from the notification portion; and a terminal including: a reception portion receiving the captured image, and the projection mode notified from the notification portion; and a transmission portion transmitting the instruction on the basis of the received captured image, and the instruction on the basis of the notified projection mode, to the control device.03-25-2010
20130038769Image Display Apparatus for a Digital Camera - Provided herein are image display apparatuses for a digital camera that comprise a rotatable image display screen external to the digital camera rotatably hinged to a stabilizing frame effective to secure and stabilize the digital camera thereon. The image display screen is hinged to the stabilizing frame and pivots 180 degrees horizontally and rotates vertically 180 degrees forwardly and 90 degrees rearwardly. The stabilizing frame has a camera stabilizing portion to which the digital camera is secured and an image display screen receiving portion into which the image display screen can pivot for compact storage and easy transport. Also provided is an image display system that comprises the image display apparatus and a digital camera and, optionally, a tripod, engaged to the camera engagement portion of the stabilizing frame of the image display apparatus.02-14-2013
20130038771IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE HAVING CONTINUOUS IMAGE CAPTURE - Methods, devices, and systems for continuous image capturing are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes continuously capturing a sequence of images with an image capturing device. The method may further include storing a predetermined number of the sequence of images in a buffer. The method may further include receiving a user request to capture an image. In response to the user request, the method may further include automatically selecting one of the buffered images based on an exposure time of one of the buffered images. The sequence of images is captured prior to or concurrently with receiving the user request.02-14-2013
20130038770Sports Video Training Accessory - A system for providing feedback to an individual involved in improving an activity such as a sport, performance or the like. The present invention relates to a training accessory, and more particularly to a holding apparatus for mounting a video or photographic device, such as a digital camera having a display device for feedback, such as a tablet PC, i-phone, i-pad, cell phone having a screen, multimedia device, or the like. The imaging and display device being easily transportable and easy to set up, for example, on a golf course where multiple instances are required, yet does not interfere with the playing of the game.02-14-2013
20100045842ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SLIDEABLE COVERS - An electronic device with slideable covers is provided. The electronic device includes a main body. Two sliding slots are defined in each of side surfaces of the main body, and a receiving space is defined in one end of each sliding slot, another receiving space is defined in opposite end of each sliding slot. The sliding slots communicate with the receiving spaces defined in two opposite ends of the sliding slot, and the width of the sliding slots is less than the width of the receiving spaces. The electronic device further includes two covers and four connecting members. Each cover includes two rings for fixing two connecting members. The connecting members slideably connect the covers to the main body. The connecting members are able to slide in the sliding slots and the receiving spaces.02-25-2010
20090185063IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging area image is displayed on a monitor instead of an enlarged image after a focus state is maintained by an operation of a second operation member used for instructing maintenance of the focus state, if a first operation member configured to issue an instruction to start focus control is re-operated.07-23-2009
20100103303METHOD FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE BY VIRTUAL ILLUMINATION AND PORTABLE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - An image displaying method using virtual illumination and a portable terminal using the method are provided. The method includes recognizing a face of a person in a captured portrait, setting virtual illumination in the captured portrait, and displaying a virtual illumination effect according to the set virtual illumination. Therefore, the user can apply desired illumination effect to the captured image to generate an effect that the image was captured under an external light source.04-29-2010
20090167918IMAGING DEVICE - This attempts to improve the usability, while preventing a damage of the effect of presentation given to the audience.07-02-2009
20130044249DISPLAY AS LIGHTING FOR PHOTOS OR VIDEO - A system and method are disclosed for using one or more displays as a lighting source to illuminate a field of view captured by an image capture device. An image capture engine may be provided for ensuring synchronization of the one or more displays with the image capture device so that the one or more displays may be illuminated concurrently with capturing the image by the image capture device. In one example, the image capture engine flashes the display to white light for capture of a single frame of image data.02-21-2013
20100110265Imaging apparatus and display control method thereof - An imaging apparatus includes: a first display panel unit configured to execute display toward a user side, disposed on an apparatus casing; a second display panel unit configured to execute display toward a subject side, disposed on the apparatus casing; an imaging processing unit configured to subject incident light from the subject side to photoelectric conversion to obtain a captured image signal; and a control unit configured to execute imaging processing control according to the imaging mode setting, and execute display based on the captured image signal obtained by the imaging processing unit with the first display panel unit, while controlling the display operations based on the captured image signal obtained with the imaging processing unit of the second display panel unit, at least according to the imaging mode.05-06-2010
20120262618WATERPROOF CASE FOR HAND HELD COMPUTING DEVICE - The invention comprises a waterproof housing, which protects and allows operation of a hand held computer 10-18-2012
20120182456CAMERA BODY AND IMAGING DEVICE - A camera body allows the mounting of a lens unit configured to form an optical image of a subject, and includes a body mount, an imaging element, a capacitor, and a housing member. The body mount allows a lens unit to be mounted. The imaging element includes a light receiving face arranged to receive light passing through the lens unit, and converts an optical image of the subject into an electrical signal. The capacitor is disposed more to the imaging element side than the body mount in a direction of the light passing through the lens unit. The housing member accommodates the imaging element and the capacitor. The camera body has no mirror box.07-19-2012
20130070142Imaging Device and Imaging Method for Imaging Device - An imaging device of the present invention comprises a display section for displaying a moving image that has been acquired by imaging, a touch panel, provided facing the display section, for detecting a touch position, a face detection section for detecting size and position of faces from within the moving image, a facial organ detection section for detecting the size and position of organs constituting a face that has been detected by the face detection section, and a designated image determination section for determining, from an operation position that has been detected by the touch panel, a size and position of a face that have been detected by the face detection section, and a size and position of organs that have been detected by the facial organ detection section, whether an image selected based on the operation position is at least a face or an organ.03-21-2013
20130088630COMBINED VIDEO DISPLAY AND CAMERA SYSTEM - A combined video display and camera system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises a video display, and a camera placed behind the video display such that the camera is able to view through the video display. The video display has a first mode, where the video display displays an image, and a second mode, where it does not display an image. In the second mode, the video display provides a clear view through itself to the camera. The camera also has a first mode where the camera is not capturing an image, and a second mode, where the camera is capturing an image. The modes are configured in such a manner that the first and second modes of the video display and the camera are substantially coincidental. Also, the first and second modes of the video display and the camera alternate continuously at a rate faster than what an observer can perceive.04-11-2013
20100134677IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image capturing apparatus according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention includes a viewfinder and a display, switches between a display mode for displaying an image on the viewfinder, and a display mode for displaying an image on the display, sets processing of speech input to a mode for close-talking, when an image is displayed on the viewfinder, sets processing of speech input to a mode for non-close-talking, when an image is displayed on the display, and inputs by speech a control command that has been set in advance according to a mode of speech input that has been set.06-03-2010
20130113973ADAPTIVE BRIGHTNESS CONTROL OF HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY - A technique for adaptive brightness control of an eyepiece of a head mounted display (“HMD”) includes displaying a computer generated image (“CGI”) to an eye of a user from a viewing region of the eyepiece of the HMD. Image data is captured from an ambient environment surrounding the HMD. A brightness value is calculated for the ambient environment based at least in part upon the image data. A bias power setting is determined based at least in part upon the brightness value. The bias power setting is applied to an illumination source for generating the CGI and a brightness level of the CGI displayed to the eye of the user is controlled with the bias power setting.05-09-2013
20130088629MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD OF REMOTELY CONTROLLING A CONTROLLED DEVICE - A mobile device and a control method are disclosed. The mobile device including: a communication unit which communicates with a controlled device that displays a screen; a camera which captures an image of the screen of the controlled device; a display unit which displays an image taken from the screen of the controlled device; a touch input unit which receives a user's touch input to the display unit; and a controller which determines an area of the screen of the controlled device from the captured image, and transmits to the controlled device location information which corresponds to the user's touch input to an area of the screen. With this configuration, users can more conveniently remotely control a controlled device and interact with a UI provided by the controlled device, through a mobile device by touch.04-11-2013
20090147122IMAGING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF CHANGING FRAME RATE - The invention is provided to perform exposure control that uses a diagram for monitor-through in a shooting waiting state in which the output frame rate of an image sensor is set into 30 fps and that for high-speed movie recording is performed during move images shooting with the high-speed movie mode in which the output frame rate is set into 300 fps. Upon shifting to exposure control at the high-speed movie mode, the aperture value to be first set is determined uniquely from the current LV value by using a program diagram for preparing to start high-speed movie recording in which the space scale of the program diagram for monitor-through is converted into a space scale similar to that of the diagram for high-speed movie recording. Then, the exposure adjustment that sets the determined aperture value, and the shutter speed and the gain corresponding to thereof as exposure control values.06-11-2009
20130208163CAMERA SHUTTER KEY DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - A camera shutter key display apparatus includes a display module to display an image captured by a camera unit, and to display a camera shutter key, an input module to provide a key input signal through a touch or a press by a user, and a controller to proceed with a camera shutter key shift mode so that a camera shutter key shift location is selected when a camera shutter key shift request is received from the user through the input module, and controlling to display the camera shutter key on the selected shift location. Accordingly, the user can readily manipulate the camera shutter key on a camera user interface screen, and conveniently and readily performs image capturing by shifting the camera shutter key to a desired location and displaying the camera shutter at the desired location.08-15-2013
20130057746INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - Provided is an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image that includes a target a user is paying attention to, an access information acquisition unit for acquiring access information assigned with a time-limited access right to public information that is associated with the target in the image, a public information acquisition unit for acquiring the public information using the access information, and a display control unit for controlling display of the public information.03-07-2013
20130057745IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image capture apparatus includes an image data acquisition unit which acquires image data, a photometry unit which performs photometry using the image data, an exposure control unit which performs exposure control when the image data acquisition unit acquires image data, a gain control unit which performs gain control for the image data, a display unit which displays a captured image reflecting the exposure compensation value set by a setting unit, and a control unit which controls to, when the exposure compensation value falls within a predetermined range, reflect the exposure compensation value on the exposure control by the exposure control unit, and when the exposure compensation value falls outside the predetermined range, reflect the exposure compensation value on the exposure control by the exposure control unit and the gain control by the gain control unit.03-07-2013
20090040356Digital photo frame and method for controlling same - An exemplary digital photo frame includes an image memory configured for storing a display image, a display device configured for reading and displaying the display image, an infrared sensor configured for detecting infrared light, generating a first detecting signal when the infrared light is detected, generating a second detecting signal when the detected infrared light is no longer detectable, and a camera control circuit including a reference image therein. The camera control circuit generates an instant image and compares the instant image with the reference image when the first detecting signal is generated. The digital photo frame is configured to operate in a monitor mode or a display mode according to a comparing result when the infrared light is detected.02-12-2009
20130135508PERSONAL IMAGE DATA ACQUISITION APPARATUS AND PERSONAL IMAGE DATA ACQUISITION METHOD - According to one embodiment, a personal image data acquisition apparatus includes a display controller, a display, an acquisition module. The display controller is configured to control display based on a plurality of display control settings. The display is configured to change to a plurality of display states based on the display control. The acquisition module is configured to acquire a plurality of personal image data in correspondence with the plurality of display states.05-30-2013
20110063489Portable Computer Capable of Performing Digital Photo Frame Function Under Main-Power-Off State - This invention discloses a portable computer capable of performing a digital photo frame function under a main-power-off state. The portable computer includes a base, a display device, an image capturing device, an image capturing switch, and a processor. The display device includes a frame pivotally connected to the base. The image capturing device and the image capturing switch are disposed at the frame. The image capturing switch is operated to output a first request signal to the processor. In response to the first request signal, the processor drive the image capturing device to capture a first image under the main-power-off state, and the processor instantly displays the first image on the display device under the main-power-off state.03-17-2011
20120224091Image Pickup Optical System and Image Pickup Apparatus Using the Same - An image pickup optical system made of five lenses, includes in order from an object side, an aperture stop, a first lens L09-06-2012
20130063644IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE WITH TOUCH SCREEN FOR ADJUSTING CAMERA SETTINGS - Several methods for operating a built-in digital camera of a portable, handheld electronic device are described. In one embodiment, the device receives a user selection (e.g., tap, tap and hold, gesture) of a region displayed on the display screen (e.g., touch sensitive screen). A touch to focus mode may then be initiated in response to the user selection and exposure and focus parameters determined and adjusted. Then, an automatic scene detection mechanism can determine whether a scene has changed. If the scene has changed, then the touch to focus mode ends and a default automatic focus mode initiates. This mode sets a new exposure metering area and focus area prior to determining and adjusting exposure and focus parameters, respectively.03-14-2013
20130063645IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A shooting target detection unit detects a main shooting target from a position where a touch-down operation is performed on a touch panel. A system control device causes a ranging control device and an exposure control device to perform AF processing and AE processing on the main shooting target. The system control device displays a continuous shooting switch near the touched position. The system control device performs continuous shooting if a user moves his/her finger to the continuous shooting switch and then performs a touch-up operation. Whereas, the system control device performs single shooting if the user performs the touch-up operation without moving his/her finger to the continuous shooting switch.03-14-2013
20090251585DIGITAL CAMERA-PROJECTOR HYBRID - A camera-projector assembly for viewing captured images in a near-view mode and in a distal-view projection mode. The assembly includes a camera housing and an image capture assembly within the housing collecting image data. The camera-projector assembly includes a projection assembly mounted on the camera housing that includes a projection lens and a projection light source. A transmissive display such as an LCD is provided external to the camera housing and adapted to be positionable in a first position proximate to the camera housing and in a second position between the projection lens and light source. The transmissive display is positionable against an external surface of the camera housing when it is in the first position and at least partially spaced apart from the external surface in the second position. The transmissive display maybe rotated or slid from the first to the second position on the camera housing.10-08-2009
20090237547Imaging device and photographed image display control method - Usually, reduced images of past photographed images are displayed with a live view image. When a still image is photographed, the photographed image (post-view image) is displayed, and then an animation that allows a user to intuitively recognize that the image has been successfully photographed and the photographed image has been saved is displayed. Accordingly, a user of an imaging device can intuitively recognize that a photographed image has been successfully saved, and photograph a next image without performing any special operation on a camera.09-24-2009
20090237546Mobile Device with Image Recognition Processing Capability - An image of an object is captured using a portable electronic device. The image is displayed on a display screen of the portable electronic device. Image recognition is performed on the image to identify the object, a task associated with the identified object is identified, and information about the task is displayed on the display screen of the portable electronic device along with the image.09-24-2009
20130162876DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS - A digital photographing apparatus, computer readable medium, and a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus, the method including selecting a template image; receiving an image including a subject and detecting the subject from the received image; and displaying the template image with an image of the subject included in a view area. The displaying may include displaying the template image with an image of the subject included in a view area corresponding to a location of the detected subject. The method may include designating a location of the view area on the template image.06-27-2013
20130162877TOUCH POSITIONING METHOD, TOUCH SCREEN, TOUCH SYSTEM, AND DISPLAY - The present invention relates to a touch positioning method, a touch screen, a touch system and a display. The touch positioning method comprises: processing image collected by the first camera to obtain first image data, and processing image collected by the second camera to obtain second image data, wherein the first image data comprise one touch image block, and the second image data comprise at least two touch image blocks; processing the second image data to obtain third image data, the third image data comprising image blocks of two suspected touch objects; obtaining a distance between the two suspected touch objects according to the first image data and the third image data; and obtaining location information of an actual touch object according to the first image data, the third image data and the distance between the two suspected touch objects. The invention may eliminate misjudgment caused by “crack dot” (FIG. 06-27-2013
20090027539IMAGING DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to an image capturing apparatus, a display control method, and a program enabling a user to intuitively understand all set values selectable as setting about shooting and an operation to select a desired set value.01-29-2009
20090009648Display device having camera - An exemplary display device includes a monitor, a camera, a comparison circuit connected to the camera, and a control circuit connected to the control circuit and the monitor. The camera is capable of capturing a plurality of instantaneously captured images. The comparison circuit is capable of generating a positive result when one of the instantaneously captured images matches a pre-stored reference image, and generating a negative result when no instantaneously captured images match the reference image. The control circuit is configured for generating a first instruction to turn on the monitor according to the positive comparison result and to turn off the monitor according to the negative comparison result.01-08-2009
20120113307IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus receives an image signal and generates a display image having an image range associated with a display area of a display unit from an image based on the image signal. The image processing apparatus includes a position-of-interest-calculating-unit, a frame-out-accuracy-calculation-unit, an alteration-variable-decision-unit and an image-alteration-unit. The position-of-interest-calculating-unit calculates a position of interest as a position of an object of interest in the image. The frame-out-accuracy-calculation-unit calculates a frame-out accuracy representing an accuracy that the position of interest deviates from the image range based on the position of interest and the image range. The alteration-variable-decision-unit decides a processing variable of alteration processing performed with respect to the image in conformity with the frame-out accuracy. The image-alteration-unit performs the alteration processing with respect to the image in conformity with the decided processing variable to generate a signal of the display image.05-10-2012
20110019058CONDITION CHANGING DEVICE - A condition change unit of the present invention changes operating conditions of a device. The condition change unit comprises a display section for displaying images, a touch panel provided on the display section, a detection section for detecting input operations to the touch panel, a change condition setting section for setting types of change conditions, based on form of the input operations detected by the detection section, an operation guide image display section for displaying guidance images, for setting specific parameters of the change conditions, on the display section, in accordance with the type of change condition that has been set, and a parameter change section for changing parameters of the change condition based on an input operation to a screen on which the operation guidance operation images are displayed that has been detected by the detection section.01-27-2011
20120236193ELECTRONIC IMAGING SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING AND DISPLAYING IMAGES IN REAL TIME - An electronic imaging system for capturing and displaying the images in real time is disclosed, which includes a controller, a display device and a left to right mirror module. The controller has a camera lens and a transmission unit. The camera lens can capture the image signals. The transmission unit transmits the captured image signals. The display device has a receiving unit and a display unit. The receiving unit receives the image signal from the transmission unit of the controller, and the display unit displays the images received in real time. The left to right mirror module is used to mirror the image signal, which is then displayed on the display device.09-20-2012
20120236192IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display apparatus includes an image input unit which inputs an image from an image capturing device, a display control unit which displays an identification for identifying the input image or its input destination, and keeps the identification without canceling even when an operation is performed for another image after inputting the image, and a canceling unit which cancels the identification when a predetermined operation other than the operation for another image is performed.09-20-2012
20090231480IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - In an image sensing apparatus adapted to apply user-settable image processing to a sensed image, display in an electronic viewfinder of an image to which a user-set image processing is applied and an image to which such image processing is not applied is switched with each passage of a predetermined period of time or in response to a user operation. Implementing a preview function with the electronic viewfinder image enables the user to check the results of the image processing in real time prior to actual image sensing by comparing the processed image and the original image to provide an easy-to-use preview function.09-17-2009
20100188548Systems for Capturing Images Through A Display - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a visual-collaborative system enabling geographically distributed groups to engage in face-to-face, interactive collaborative video conferences. In one aspect, a visual-collaborative system comprises a display screen, a camera system, and a projector. The display screen has a first surface and a second surface, and the camera system is positioned to capture images of objects through the display screen. The projector is positioned to project images onto a projection surface of the display screen, wherein the projected images can be observed by viewing the second surface. The system includes a first filter disposed between the camera and the first surface, where the first filter passes light receives by the camera but substantially blocks the light that is produced by the projector.07-29-2010
20100265379DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera of the present invention includes a microcomputer 10-21-2010
20100171860IMAGING APPARATUS AND VIDEO CAMERA, AND METHOD OF REPRODUCING RECORDED INFORMATION PERFORMED BY THE IMAGING APPARATUS OR THE VIDEO CAMERA - There are provided an imaging apparatus and a video camera which allow an image being recorded and an image being reproduced to be easily discriminated from each other when an already recorded image signal is reproduced while a photographed image signal is being recorded. A recording section records an image signal obtained by an image pickup section on a randomly accessible recording medium, and a reproducing section is capable of reproducing an image signal recorded at a random location on the recording medium while the image signal is being recorded on the recording medium by the recording section. The recording section and the reproducing section are controlled such that the image signal recorded at a random location on the recording medium can be reproduced while the image signal obtained by the image pickup section is being recorded. A first display means and a second display means are controlled such that either the first display means or the second display means displays a first image according to the image signal obtained by the image pickup section while the other displays a second image according to the reproduced image signal.07-08-2010
20100171859Projection and Registration Device - A projection and recording device, provided with a processing and control unit, a memory for recording images and other data, an input/output interface, a controllable camera, a touch screen for the input and display of data and images, a position determining system for determining the position of at least one object in relation to the projection and recording device, with images recorded by the camera being storable in the memory and displayable on the touch screen, and a projector for projecting an image stored in the memory onto the at least one object, whereby the cooperation between the position determining system and the projector enables the projector to project images onto the object.07-08-2010
20100171858DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display control device capable of suppressing an abrupt change in brightness of a display device viewed by a user when a large change takes place in outside light illuminance, thereby relieving a viewing difficulty. A control unit detects illuminance of outside light irradiated onto the display device, calculates a target brightness value corresponding to the detected illuminance, and sets a brightness setting value for the display device based on the target brightness value. If there is continuity in display content of the display device, the brightness setting value is set while providing an upper limit value for an amount of change in target brightness value. If the display content is changed without continuity, the target brightness value is set as the brightness setting value while unrestricting the amount of change in the target brightness value.07-08-2010
20080266438DIGITAL CAMERA AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A camera assembly and a method of camera assembly operation that separately establish camera settings for electronic viewfinder operation and for image capture operation. Further, the camera assembly may be operated in a viewfinder mode using the camera settings for the electronic viewfinder operation and, in response to an input command to take a photograph, the camera assembly may capture an image using the camera settings for the image capture operation.10-30-2008
20090310009Image Recording and Reproducing Device - An image recording and reproducing device includes: an image sensor that captures an image of a photographic subject; a storage unit that stores captured image data generated by the image sensor; a photography control unit that causes the image sensor to capture an image repeatedly, and causes the storage unit to accumulate the captured image data at a rate of P frames per unit time; a display unit that displays a reproduced image according to the captured data; and a display control unit that sequentially reads out the captured image data accumulated in the storage unit, and causes the display unit to display a reproduced image according to this captured image data that has been read out, at a rate of S frames per unit time that is lower than P frames per unit time.12-17-2009
20090073301IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD COMPATIBLE WITH A TELEVISION RECEIVER - A method for processing digital images and displaying them on a television receiver is provided. Initially, an image processing device receives digital image data from a digital camera or other digital device. Next, the digital image is stored on a storage device associated with the image processing device. This digital image on the storage device is converted into television signals and supplied to a television receiver where it can be displayed. Another aspect of the present invention provides an apparatus for processing these images. This apparatus includes a first input terminal capable of receiving digital image data, a second input terminal capable of receiving commands from a user, an output terminal capable of supplying digital image data to a television receiver external to the apparatus, a storage device associated with the apparatus capable of storing the digital image data, and a processor capable of executing instructions in response to commands received over the second input terminal that store the received digital image in the storage device, converts the digital images into television signals, and transmit the television signals to the television receiver for display thereon.03-19-2009
20090207297DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A display apparatus (for example, digital camera) includes a display section (for example, LCD monitor) that selectively displays one of a plurality of display patterns, and has a plurality of operation modes, an operation section (for example, operation button) that receives a short-time operation which is operated by a user for a shorter period than a specified time and a long-time operation which is operated by a user for a longer period than the specified time, and a controller that controls the display section so that the display pattern of the display section is changed over every time the operation section receives the short-time operation while the operation mode of the display section is changed over every time the operation section receives the long-time operation.08-20-2009
20120188432IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image capture apparatus that carries out exposure control by driving an aperture includes: an image sensor, including multiple pixels, that accumulates and transfers charges per predetermined pixel group; a determination unit that determines an image region in the image sensor that serves as a region from which to output image data for recording or image data for display; and a control unit that drives the aperture within a period in which charge accumulation for the image data for recording or the image data for display is not being carried out for the pixels included in the image region determined by the determination unit.07-26-2012
20120105701PROJECTION DEVICE, PROJECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus including a main body, a member including a projection device, the member moveably attached to the main body, a detector that detects an orientation of the moveable member with respect to the main body, and a processor that controls the projection device based on an output of the detector.05-03-2012
20120105700IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image processing apparatus provided with a display unit for displaying an operation picture, showing control indicia (e.g., icons) corresponding to multiple image processing functions, is operated to display the operation picture on an external display device. The operator selects one of the indicia shown on the external display device by operating an input device, such as touch screen of the apparatus or a remote control, to indicate the position of the desired one of the indicia. The operator can thereby quickly and reliably select an image processing function to be executed, without any need to view an operation picture on the display unit when making the selection.05-03-2012
20120099012IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS OF MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD THEREOF - An image capturing apparatus and a method thereof, with the apparatus capable of allowing a user to effectively capture a desired image by a camera by displaying a reference image on a display unit together with an image currently captured by the camera. The apparatus may include a controller configured to acquire a reference image corresponding to a current location when a capturing mode of a camera is selected, and configured to display the acquired reference image on a display unit together with the image captured by the camera.04-26-2012
20110285894IMAGE-DISPLAYING DEVICE AND DISPLAY TIMING CONTROL CIRCUIT - An image-displaying device includes a first storage section, an image data generation section, a timing information acquisition section and a display control section. The image data generation section is configured to output the image data to the first storage section with the image data being composed of a plurality of predetermined data units. The timing information acquisition section is configured to acquire timing information indicative of a timing related to generation and output of the image data to the first storage section with respect to each of the predetermined data units. The display control section is configured to control a display section to read and display an N11-24-2011
20110298961IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGING METHOD, METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE AND METHOD OF CORRECTING POSITION OF FOCUSING-AREA FRAME - An imaging apparatus includes an optical unit capable of changing a focusing position and converting an image of a subject into an electric signal, an image processing device configured to convert the electric signal from the optical unit into imaging data and acquire reference image data before a shooting is taken, a display device configured to display the imaging data, a control device configured to control the image processing device, and a movement-detecting device connected to the image processing device and the control device and configured to detect movement information representing a variation between the imaging data and the reference image data, about each of the imaging data. The image processing device includes a correcting part configured to correct a focusing-area frame representing a focusing position of the imaging data, based on the detected movement information. The control device is configured to control the image processing device to display the corrected focusing-area frame and the imaging data together on the display device when the imaging data are reproduced.12-08-2011
20110292268MULTI-REGION TOUCHPAD DEVICE - Techniques utilizing a multi-region touch panel are described for implementing user interfaces in various types of devices.12-01-2011
20110261244IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus has a data reading section, a controlling section, and a display section. The data reading section reads a reproduced file selected from a first file and a second file. Here, the first file includes data of a first image together with metadata indicating a location of a second image related to the first image. The second file includes the data of the first image but do not include the metadata. The controlling section detects the metadata from the reproduced file. The display section performs display of indicating existence of the second image on a first screen reproducing the first image of the reproduced file when the controlling section detects the metadata.10-27-2011
20100002122CAMERA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PICTURE SHARING USING GEOTAGGED PICTURES - A system and method provide interactive techniques for sharing digital photos, in which a user of a portable electronic device may seek out a location at which another electronic device was used to capture a photo. The captured image may then be displayed on a display of the user's electronic device by superimposing the photo on the display while the display functions as an electronic viewfinder for a camera assembly of the electronic device. The viewing of another person's photos is made to be an interactive and entertaining experience. The disclosed techniques combine the user's “real world” presence (e.g., location and viewing perspective) with the previously captured photo to create a fun and exciting experience that also may serve as a trigger for communication between the user and the person who took the photo.01-07-2010
20090153720IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME - An image pickup apparatus of the present invention comprises an image obtaining part configured to photoelectrically convert a first object image and a second object image formed by light fluxes divided by a pupil divider among light fluxes from an image pickup optical system to generate a first image and a second image, a displaying part configured to display images, and a processing part configured to cause the displaying part to display a superimposed image formed by superimposing the first and second images on each other.06-18-2009
20080303935Image taking apparatus - According to the image taking apparatus of an aspect of the present invention, the switch image included in the acquired image of the subject is extracted and displayed on the display device. The touch panel is provided on the front surface of the display device and, when the input to the region which overlays the region displaying the switch image is detected, the predetermined operation set in advance for the same switch image is performed. Since the operations device (such as a release button) can thereby be given the shape and appearance of a desired image, it is possible to customize the operations device to a desired design.12-11-2008
20090310010Information processing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium recording information processing program - An information processing apparatus capable of being opened and closed includes storage means, display means, and taken image display control means. The storage means stores a taken image therein. The display means has a display screen provided in a surface which is located inside when the information processing apparatus is closed and which is located outside when the information processing apparatus is opened. The taken image display control means displays a taken image on the display screen, and changes a taken image to be displayed between before and after closing and opening the information processing apparatus when the information processing apparatus is closed and opened again.12-17-2009
20090207296Image display device image display method, storage medium storing computer program, and image capture device - There are disclosed: an image display device including a storage unit in which a plurality of items of image information are stored; a display unit that performs sequential display, in a predetermined order, of a plurality images represented by the plurality of items of image information; a reception unit that receives a stop instruction for stopping the sequential display; and a controller that controls the display unit such that, when the stop instruction is received by the reception unit during performance of the sequential display, the display unit performs a list display of images within a predetermined range using as a reference an image that is being displayed at a time when the stop instruction is received.08-20-2009
20100079654Picture frame with internal camera source - An apparatus for taking and displaying photographs includes a back surface, an image display surface, and a camera assembly in electrical communication with the image display surface. The camera assembly is disposed along opposed edges of the back surface and the image display surface and includes a lens that is pointable in a direction facing away from the back surface and movable to be pointed in a direction facing away from the image display surface.04-01-2010
20090096909INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, REMOTE INDICATION SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus is connected to a projection device and an image capture device, and includes an acquiring portion, a detecting portion, and a controller. The acquiring portion acquires images captured by the image capture device. The detecting portion detects positions of the object and a user of the information processing apparatus from the captured images. The controller causes the projection device to project a first indication data indicating storage of at least one of the captured images onto an area except for a linear area linking the user of the information processing apparatus to the object and existing between the user of the information processing apparatus and the object, based on the detected positions of the object and the user of the information processing apparatus, and stores the at least one of the captured images in a memory when the projected first indication data has been interrupted.04-16-2009
20090096910IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element configured to convert an optical image to a digital image information, an imaging processing device configured to acquire an image information by way of the imaging element, an incline detection device configured to detect an incline of the imaging apparatus, an image display device configured to display an image based on the image information, an incline computation device configured to compute an incline information that corresponds to a magnitude of the incline, in accordance with a detection data that is obtained by the incline detection device, an information storage device configured to store the incline information that is computed by the incline computation device, and a display processing device configured to display the image and an incline guide display corresponding to the incline information upon a screen of the image display device. The display processing device is configured to change a display format of the incline guide display in accordance with the magnitude of the incline.04-16-2009
20100123814Image capturing device - An image capturing device includes a base formed with a first receiving space defined by a bottom wall and a first surrounding wall, and a second receiving space defined by a top side of the first surrounding wall and a second surrounding wall. A lens module is mounted on the base for generating an optical image of an object. An auto-focusing module is disposed in the second receiving space for auto-focusing the optical image based on an external voltage. A sensing module is mounted in the first receiving space and on the bottom wall of the base, is disposed under the auto-focusing module, and is spaced apart from the lens module at a predetermined distance for sensing the optical image focused by the auto-focusing module so as to generate an electrical output corresponding to the optical image.05-20-2010
20120293701DIGITAL CAMERA - Provided is a digital camera including: a camera body (11-22-2012
20110199527IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, BRIGHTNESS CONTROL METHOD AND BRIGHTNESS CONTROL PROGRAM - An image display device includes a display unit that is installed inside a finder window provided in a housing and displays images, an obtaining unit that obtains brightness of an outside of the housing, and a control unit that, when the brightness obtained by the obtaining unit is a first brightness, sets the brightness of the display unit to a second brightness, and when the brightness obtained by the obtaining unit is a third brightness brighter than the first brightness, sets the brightness of the display unit to a fourth brightness brighter than the second brightness.08-18-2011
20100103304ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRONIC CAMERA, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, ILLUMINATION DEVICE, AND PROJECTOR DEVICE - An electronic device includes a heat generating member arranged in a body, and a heat transmission member of a shape of a three-dimensional body having at least a first surface that is joined to the heat generating member and a second surface that is joined to an inner surface of the body. The first surface of the heat transmission member has an area greater than or equal to an area of the heat transmission member joined to the heat generating member, and an entire area of the second surface is joined to the inner surface of the body.04-29-2010
20100060772IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a position specifying unit, a first display control unit, and a second display control unit. The position specifying unit specifies a retrieval start position indicating an arbitrary place within a predetermined order of images based on a user operation. The first display control unit controls displaying an image corresponding to the retrieval start position. The second display control unit changes the displayed image in the predetermined order.03-11-2010
20100060771CAMERA BODY AND IMAGING DEVICE - A camera body allows the mounting of a lens unit configured to form an optical image of a subject, and includes a body mount, an imaging element, a shutter, a shutter drive device, and an electronic viewfinder. The body mount allows a lens unit to be mounted. The imaging element includes a light receiving face arranged to receive light passing through the lens unit, and converts an optical image of the subject into an electrical signal. The shutter is disposed between the body mount and the imaging element, and arranged to block light passing through the lens unit. The shutter drive device controls the exposure time of the imaging element by driving the shutter. The electronic viewfinder includes an eyepiece, a viewfinder image display unit configured to electronically display an image of the subject, and a viewfinder optical system arranged to guide the subject image displayed by the viewfinder image display unit to the eyepiece. The electronic viewfinder is disposed above the shutter drive device and beside the body mount when viewed in a first direction perpendicular to the light receiving face in a landscape orientation.03-11-2010
20110267525ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH IMPROVED REMOTE CONTROL - The present invention relates to an illumination device comprising at least one light source and a reflector system forming a spotlight (11-03-2011
20110267524IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD AND PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An image capture method is provided for a portable communication device having a display unit, which real-time displays an image at least including an object to be shot. The method includes sensing a moving acceleration of the portable communication device based on a first gravity-sensing threshold value. A touch focus signal is received so that the portable communication device focuses on one of the objects to be the focus-lock object. Then, according to the touch focus signal, the first gravity-sensing threshold value is changed to a second gravity-sensing threshold value, which is larger than the first gravity-sensing threshold value. The image at least including the focus-lock object is captured.11-03-2011
20080239132IMAGE DISPLAY UNIT, IMAGE TAKING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - There is provided an image display unit having a main screen and one or more sub-screens, wherein two or more zoom areas are designated, and images of the designated zoom areas are displayed on the sub-screens. The image display unit includes: a first display section that displays images on the main screen; a designating section that designates a desired place on the main screen by an operation; and a second display section that displays on one of the sub-screens an image in a derived area including the place designated by the designating section, of the images displayed on the main screen.10-02-2008
20110267528DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera of the present invention includes a receiving portion 11-03-2011
20100128160DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus including: data lines; scanning lines arranged to cross the data lines; pixel circuits arranged along the data lines and the scanning lines, such that each of the pixel circuits corresponds to each of intersections between the data lines and the scanning lines; image signal lines for transmitting image signal; and switches, each arranged correspondingly to each of the data lines, for connecting each of the data lines to each one of the image signal lines, wherein the data lines are arranged such that adjacent two data lines are close to each other, and are connected simultaneously by the switches to different two of the image signal lines.05-27-2010
20080291315DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEM HAVING GPS FUNCTION AND METHOD OF STORING INFORMATION OF IMAGING PLACE THEREOF - The invention relates to a digital imaging system and a method of storing imaging place information thereof. In the digital imaging system having a GPS function, imaging place information, such as photographs and location of imaging places to be remembered, are stored together, such that a user can easily visit the image places again. Further, positional information of an imaging place associated with a photograph is automatically set as a destination, thereby performing the GPS function. In addition, a place to visit for photographing is set as at least one destination, and information regarding the set destination is input in advance to be then stored and displayed.11-27-2008
20080309811Display Device, Electronic Apparatus and Camera - A display device includes: a transmission-type optical image forming element that forms an image based upon image signals; an illuminating device that illuminates the optical image forming element; and a light adjustment device that allows illuminating light emitted from the illuminating device to the optical image forming element to have a specific light quantity distribution.12-18-2008
20110267526CAMERA - A camera according to the present invention comprises an operation member provided on an outer periphery of a photographing lens of the camera, a mode determination section for determining an adjustment mode in accordance with a first operation of the operation member, a numerical adjustment section capable of numerical adjustment of shooting parameters in accordance with the determined mode, in accordance with a second operation of the operation member, and a switching section for switching the first operation and the second operation.11-03-2011
20080273108Image Pickup-Up Apparatus - Microphone mechanisms are disposed on both sides of a flash mechanism provided in a video camera's front cabinet, and the microphone mechanisms are incorporated in the front cabinet. The video camera 11-06-2008
20130120629PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD - A photographing apparatus including a main body; an imaging unit installed in the main body configured to convert light incident on a subject into a signal representing an image; a first display unit comprising a first region formed of a transparent material, wherein the first region is configured to transmit light incident to the subject passing through the first region and configured to display the image overlapped with the transmitted light if a signal is applied, and disposed on the main body to be movable between a protruding position where the first region protrudes from the main body and a receiving position where the first region is received in the main body; and a control unit installed in the main body configured to control the imaging unit, and configured to apply the signal to the first display unit to display the image overlapped with the transmitted light.05-16-2013
20130120630SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE IN MOBILE DEVICE - A temperature control system of a mobile device is provided. The system includes a memory for storing a set temperature value and a release temperature value, a temperature sensor for sensing an internal temperature of the mobile device; at least one module that emits heat, and a controller. The controller compares the output of the temperature sensor with the set temperature value in a normal mode in order to determine whether the mobile device is overheated, and controls, if the mobile device is overheated, the at least one module to operate in a heat generation suppressing mode, compares the output of the temperature sensor with the release temperature value in the heat generation suppressing mode in order to determine whether to release the heat generation suppressing mode, and executes the normal mode if the heat generation suppressing mode is released according to the comparison result.05-16-2013
20130120631METHOD OF OPERATING CAMERA INCLUDING INFORMATION SUPPLEMENT FUNCTION AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - A method of operating a camera including an information supplement function which supports to write a specific type of information desired by a user during a camera operation, and a terminal for supporting the same are provided. The method includes activating the camera module, and outputting to a display unit, an information editing area having an information supplement function together with at least one of a preview area for outputting the preview image, a photographed image area according to completion of photographing, and an on-photographing area according to a state of on-photographing of at least one of time points when a preview image of an object for photographing at least one of a picture and a moving picture by the activated camera module is output, when a photographing for one of a picture and a moving picture is complete, and when a moving picture is being photographed.05-16-2013
20090160994SYSTEM FOR RECORDING AND REPRESENTING IMAGES OF PREPARATIONS - A system for acquiring and displaying images of preparations is provided. The system includes a first and second illumination device, each including an illumination source defining a respective illumination beam path amid configured to emit light to illuminate the preparation. A camera and a display for displaying a portion of the preparation are further provided. The preparation can be placed on a stage that is movable in x and y coordinate directions. The frame is also provided with a combining device configured to combine the first imaging beam path and the second imaging beam path, and direct them to the camera.06-25-2009
20120069232CURVILINEAR CAMERA LENS AS MONITOR COVER PLATE - Disclosed are various implementations of a camera lens that can be positioned between a display device and a user viewing the display device. The camera lens can be transparent to allow such viewing by the user, and also be configured to capture light rays from the user and turn such rays to an imaging sensor to form an image of the user. Such turning of light rays can be achieved by curved features formed on the camera lens. In some implementations, the camera lens is a substantially flat layer having such curved features. Various examples of the curved features are disclosed. Also disclosed are systems and methods for enhancing the image of the user in situations where a portion of a display being viewed is captured by the camera lens and combines with the image of the user.03-22-2012
20120069231UNLOCKING METHOD OF A TOUCH SCREEN AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CAMERA FUNCTION THEREOF - An unlocking method of a touch screen and an electric device with camera function thereof are disclosed. A camera module is used for capturing a plurality of images. A touch screen shows an application function icon, a shooting mode icon, an activate area and a slide path connecting the icons and the activate area while the touch screen is locked. A processing module is electrically connected with the camera module and the touch screen. While detecting that the application function icon or the shooting mode icon is dragged to the activate area through the slide path, the processing module transmits an unlocking signal to the touch screen. The touch screen unlocks according to the unlocking signal and shows a screen of application function operation or a screen of camera function. Therefore, users would feel more convenient than before while using an electric device with camera function.03-22-2012
20090086080Image display device, image pickup device, image display controlling method, and program storing medium therefor - An image display device has a function that displays plural frame images by high-speed frame advancing, and includes: an operation portion for a high-speed frame advancing display operation for carrying out high-speed frame advancing display, and a stopping operation for stopping high-speed frame advancing; and a controlling unit controlling a display unit such that, when the high-speed frame advancing display operation is carried out, plural frame images are displayed at the display unit in a predetermined frame advancing order. The controlling unit controls the display unit such that, when the stopping operation is carried out, the high-speed frame advancing is stopped and frame images that were displayed are displayed at the display unit again by frame advancing in a reverse order that is opposite the frame advancing order.04-02-2009
20090096908IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - An image display device includes an LCD panel 04-16-2009
20090102957METHOD AND MEANS FOR VARYING THE CONTENT OF A DISPLAY - A method of varying the content of a physical display at a broadcast event between a direct viewer and a broadcast viewer, wherein the display comprises a direct viewer display image and a broadcast viewer display image, wherein the display displays one or more temporally interleaved data content instances, and wherein the display image for a broadcast viewer is synchronised to show one of said data content instances.04-23-2009
20080316349IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD - An image display apparatus includes a display which displays an image based on an image signal. An ambient light measuring unit measures the intensity of ambient light around the display. A brightness distribution measuring unit measures a brightness distribution in a scene when the image signal is obtained. A parameter calculator calculates a correction parameter for correcting a partial contrast of the image based on the ambient light intensity and brightness distribution in the scene. A contrast correction unit corrects a partial contrast of the image by correcting the image signal by using the calculated correction parameter.12-25-2008
20090244352RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM - A radiation image capturing system includes a plurality of image capturing apparatus for acquiring radiation image information of a subject by controlling radiation sources according to predetermined image capturing conditions, a controller for controlling the image capturing apparatus according to the image capturing conditions set therein, and a plurality of display devices associated respectively with the image capturing apparatus, for displaying radiation image information acquired from the image capturing apparatus.10-01-2009
20090251584Camera Unit and Method for Controlling an Image Sensor in a Camera Unit - The invention relates to a camera unit, comprising an image sensor (10-08-2009
20120105699PORTABLE DEVICE - A portable device includes an imaging unit that creates image data of a subject; a contrast detector that detects contrast information on the image data; a movement detector that detects movement information of the portable device; and a control unit that controls, in accordance with the contrast information when the movement information is detected, recording of the image data.05-03-2012
20090256945IMAGING DEVICE - A first video camera includes a lens barrel, a main frame, a first side panel, a second side panel, a first media insertion part, a viewfinder, a handle part, and a stay. The first media insertion part is fixed to the main frame. The viewfinder is disposed at the upper part of the media insertion part. The handle part protrudes from the viewfinder in a direction parallel to the optical axis of the lens barrel. The stay links the main frame and the handle part. The media insertion part is a separate member from the main frame, the first side panel, the second side panel, the viewfinder, and the handle part.10-15-2009
20120194725ELETRONIC VIEWFINDER DEVICE AND IMAGING DEVICE - The electronic viewfinder 08-02-2012
20080259199Image display system, display apparatus, and display method - Disclosed herein is an image display system including a display apparatus, an imaging apparatus placed on a movable body; and a server apparatus. The display apparatus and the imaging apparatus are capable of communicating with the server apparatus. The imaging apparatus includes: an imaging section; a speed detection section; and a control section that controls transmission of image data and speed information to the server apparatus. The server apparatus includes: a movable body speed management section that manages the moving speed of the movable body using the speed information; and a control section that identifies an imaging apparatus that matches speed specification information, and causes image data to be transferred from the identified imaging apparatus to the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes: a display section; and a control section that performs a speed specification process, an image request transmission process, and a display process.10-23-2008
20080259198PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING BACKLIGHT THEREOF - A method for adjusting backlight includes a series of operations. Providing a portable electronic device (10-23-2008
20100149398CAMERA - A camera for facilitating multi-positioned photography, wherein the camera includes a housing and a lens. The camera also includes a pair of control interfaces disposed on the top side and the bottom side of the housing. In addition, the camera includes a pair of flashes oppositely disposed on the front side of the housing. Furthermore, the camera may include a pair of display modules disposed on the front side and the back side of the housing. The camera includes an orientation module and a control module, configured to control an aspect of functionality of the camera according to the orientation information from the orientation module. The control module includes a self-shot module configured to automate a setting while taking a self photo.06-17-2010
20100165169EMBEDDED CAMERA WITH PRIVACY FILTER - An apparatus includes a housing having an integrated camera. A panel is positioned in front of at least a portion of the camera and is operable to selectively switch between at least a substantially transparent state and at least a substantially opaque state.07-01-2010
20100188550IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, IMAGE INPUT APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD - An image display system includes: an image input apparatus and an image display apparatus connected thereto that displays an image obtained. The image input apparatus includes an image pickup unit, a movable holding unit selectively brought into an imaging state or a non-imaging state and a state detection unit. A control unit brings the image input apparatus and the image display apparatus into a disconnected state where a transmission path for transferring data between the image input apparatus and the image display apparatus is logically disconnected when in the non-imaging state, and brings the image input apparatus and the image display apparatus into a connected state when in the imaging state.07-29-2010
20100188549IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display system includes an image display apparatus and an image signal supply apparatus which are connected to each other via an interface and displaying an image based on an image signal supplied from the image signal supply apparatus on the image display apparatus, wherein the image signal supply apparatus includes: an imaging unit taking an image of a subject; a movable holding unit holding the imaging unit and having a first state and a second state other than the first state; a state detector detecting which state of the first state and the second state the movable holding unit has; and an image signal supply apparatus controller transmitting the image acquired by the imaging unit and the detection result of the state detector via the interface, and wherein the image display apparatus includes: a state detection result acquiring unit acquiring the detection result of the state detector transmitted from the image signal supply apparatus; and an image display apparatus controller displaying a predetermined image other than the image based on the image signal transmitted from the image signal supply apparatus when it is determined that the movable holding unit has the second state on the basis of the detection result acquired by the state detection result acquiring unit, and displaying the image based on the image signal transmitted from the image signal supply apparatus when it is determined that the movable holding unit has the first state on the basis of the detection result acquired by the state detection result acquiring unit.07-29-2010
20130215312IMAGE SYSTEM AND IMAGING METHOD - Since an image projected from a projector has basically not high quality due to degradation of brightness and mixture of outside light, the image shot by the conventional technology includes the projected image with basically not high quality. In order to solve the above deficiency, in an aspect of the present invention provides an image system, where live performance is provided to audience by image projection on the screen, and the image to be shot does not include the projected image with low quality. For example, the image system can later synthesize a high-quality image having the same content as the projected image.08-22-2013
20090295975Display apparatus - A display apparatus includes a hinge unit that couples a display unit to an apparatus body rotatably around first and second rotational axes along different directions. When the display unit and the hinge unit are rotated together around the first rotation axis, the display unit is opened or closed with respect to the apparatus body. When the display unit is rotated with respect to the hinge unit, the display unit inverted or not inverted. A single detection object is provided in the hinge unit. An open/close detection sensor at a position deviated from the first rotation axis detects an open/close state of the display unit in accordance with a positional relationship relative to the detection object. An inversion detection sensor at a position deviated from the second rotation axis detects whether the display unit is inverted or not in accordance with a positional relationship relative to the detection object.12-03-2009
20100253824DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME - A digital photo frame (DPF) includes a main body, a supporting member, a holding member, and an image capturing member. The main body includes a storage unit and a display unit. The supporting member is connected to the main body for receiving a paper printed photo. The holding member is rotatably connected to the main body.10-07-2010
20100253825CAMERA - The camera according to this invention comprises an L-shaped frame that is capable of changing the size or aspect ratio of the viewfinder by relative movement, a back-face image-pickup device for photographing an image of the eye of the photographer, and a photographing optical system for forming the image of the subject image to the internal CCD, analyzes the image captured by the back-face image-pickup device and calculates the distance and direction to the eye of the photographer from the center of the viewfinder, and based on the calculated information and the size or aspect ratio information of the viewfinder, the photographer performs optical zooming or shifting of the photographing optical system, or performs electronic zooming or shifting by cropping the taken image by use of the CCD, in order for the range that the photographer observed via the viewfinder to become the photographing range.10-07-2010
20100033613APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING AND VIEWING IMAGES - A dual sided viewing panel and a method of capturing and displaying images, is disclosed. The dual sided viewing panel includes a first viewing panel and a second viewing panel. The first and second viewing panels are controllable by a control device to capture an image and display an image. The first and second viewing panels are positioned in an aligned back to back relationship to each other. In a method, a first image is captured by the first viewing panel and a second image is captured by the second viewing panel. The first captured image is displayed on the second viewing panel and the second captured image is displayed on the first viewing panel. The viewing direction of the first viewing panel is opposed to the viewing direction of the second viewing panel.02-11-2010
20090244353IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE TAKING DEVICE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM - An image display device (10-01-2009
20090251586VIEWFINDER AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - The present invention provides a viewfinder including: a rail removably attached to an image pickup apparatus; a seat coupled to the rail so as to be movable in an extending direction of the rail; a display panel formed in a rectangle having left and right sides and upper and lower sides to have a display surface on which an image picked up by the image pickup apparatus is displayed; and a pair of left and right arms supporting the display panel on the seat.10-08-2009
20090040355Electronic mirror - An electronic mirror includes: a partially transparent display screen, an image sensor set on a surface of the partially transparent display screen to capture an image of an observer located in one side of the partially transparent display screen as a first image; and a mainbody set in another side of the partially transparent display screen and electrically connected with the image sensor to receive the first image and process it as a second image, then project the second image onto the partially transparent display screen for displaying a third image which can be seen by the observer.02-12-2009
20090073300CLOCK MANAGEMENT OF BUS DURING VIEWFINDER MODE IN DIGITAL CAMERA DEVICE - This disclosure describes techniques for managing the clock speed of a bus during viewfinder mode in a digital camera device. The techniques involve determining a frame rate of frames displayed on a viewfinder, determining whether to adjust a clock speed of a bus based at least in part on the determined frame rate, wherein the bus is used to transfer the frames from a camera sensor to the viewfinder, and adjusting the clock speed of the bus upon determining that that the clock speed should be adjusted. The techniques may help ensure that the viewfinder delivers frames at a target frame rate. In addition, in some cases, the techniques may help to reduce power consumption by facilitating clock speed reductions in viewfinder mode.03-19-2009
20090115880IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD THEREFOR - An image pickup apparatus capable of improving operability in the video light mode. The image pickup apparatus images an object and comprises a first display unit adapted to display a video of the imaged object or solid white, a second display unit adapted to display a video of the imaged object, a selection unit adapted to select a video light mode of using the first display unit as a video light, and a display controlling unit adapted to change over the first display unit so as to display white and turn on the second display unit if the video light mode is selected.05-07-2009
20090115879Information management method and digital camera - An information management method and digital camera which can reduce the burden on a user in terms of information management, while ensuring security, are provided. The invention provides a digital camera including an image-acquisition unit for acquiring image information; an ID reading unit for reading identification information of a wireless IC tag built into personal belongings that an image-acquiring person carries; a recording unit for associating and recording the read identification information and image information; a display unit for displaying the image information; and a control unit. At the time of a display request for the image information, the control unit displays the image information on the display unit when the identification information read by the ID reading unit matches the identification information associated with the image information which is the subject of the display request.05-07-2009
20090109316IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE - The object is to provide an image capture device capable of carrying out good image capture in electronic viewfinder mode. When the electronic viewfinder mode is set in a single lens reflex digital camera a quick return mirror is driven so as to direct light from a photographic subject onto a CCD, and control is also carried out such that images captured by the CCD are displayed as a through image on a liquid crystal monitor at specific time intervals, with the through image display conditions being adjusted so that the image displayed as a through image is an image equivalent to an image that would be captured during main image capture with the set main image capture conditions.04-30-2009
20100295983IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display device includes first and second image display units that display images, a video signal processing unit that executes a predetermined signal processing, a scanning direction instructing unit that instructs the second image display unit to execute a scanning, first and second color specifying units that specify a color of a graphics image, first and second position specifying units that specify a position of the graphics image to be synthesized, a first synthesizing unit that outputs a signal obtained by synthesizing a signal of a color stored when the first color specifying unit specifies a color with the video signal input from the video signal processing unit, and a second synthesizing unit that outputs a signal obtained by synthesizing a signal of a color stored when the second color specifying unit specifies a color with the video signal input from the video signal processing unit.11-25-2010
20100302428IMAGING DEVICE - An imaging device of the present invention comprises an imaging section for forming a subject image and outputting image data, a movement detection section for detecting movement of the imaging device, a common range determination section for determining a common range, based on detection results from the movement detection section, a display control section for carrying out control so as to achieve appropriate display for image data corresponding to the common range that has been determined by the common range determination section, and a display section for displaying the subject image based on the image data that has been controlled by the display control section.12-02-2010
20100315542IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD - An image capturing apparatus has either one of a first display mode for continuously displaying a captured image on an image display unit and a second display mode for not displaying the captured image on the image display unit and displays an image according to the detection result on the image display unit when the second display mode is set.12-16-2010
20100231776PERSONAL PROTECTION DEVICE WITH WIRELESS AUDIO-VISUAL TRANSMISSION - A personal protection device with wireless video and audio transmission capability includes a housing mounted with a lighting element, a camera, an electric shock electrode set, a display panel, a key set, a mode switch, an electric shock activating button and a circuit module. In use, a user on patrol can use the camera and the microphone to record video and audio data in real time, and activate the electric shock electrode to produce a high voltage for self-defense while confronting attacks. The recorded video and audio data is wirelessly transmitted to a remote monitoring center in real time.09-16-2010
20110109782Display Device and Driving Method Thereof - A display device and a driving method thereof for easily determining photographing timing and recognizing text by improving field visibility. The display device includes: a signal controller generating image data and an image control signal in accordance with an input signal; and a display unit including scan lines transmitting scan signals, data lines transmitting data signals, and pixels connected to the scan lines and data lines and displaying an image corresponding to the image data. Here, when the input signal is an image signal for displaying a photographed image or text, the signal controller generates the image data to correspond to a unit frame period composed of frames as weighted image data corresponding to one of the frames, and the display device displays an image corresponding to the weighted image data to have an energy proportional to a number of the frames in the unit frame period.05-12-2011
20110001864ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - An organic light emitting device having long continuous driving lifetime is provided. The organic light emitting device includes an anode, a cathode, and an emission layer formed of an organic compound arranged between the anode and the cathode, in which the emission layer includes a light emitting material and a material having a smallest ionization potential, and an absorption spectrum in a radical cation state of the material having the smallest ionization potential in the emission layer does not have its absorption peak in an emission wavelength region of the light emitting material.01-06-2011
20110019059IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus for performing efficient signal processing depending on the operational mode. In the finder mode, a CCD interface 01-27-2011
20110109783IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.05-12-2011
20110242391ROTATABLE CAMERA ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a rotatable camera assembly and display panel. According to one embodiment, a panel housing is formed around the perimeter of the display panel having a horizontal axis of rotation. The panel housing includes vertically-arranged side portions that are adjacent to side portions of the display panel. The rotatable camera assembly includes a digital camera and is formed integral with at least one side portion of the panel housing. Furthermore, the axis of rotation of the camera assembly is coaxial with the axis of rotation of the display panel.10-06-2011
20110115961ORGANIC ELECTRO-LUMINESCENT DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - Light is prevented from being emitted from a region that overlaps a contract hole in a structure in which light emitting devices are stacked. A stacked organic electro-luminescent display apparatus includes a contact hole that electrically connects a first electrode or a second electrode to a driving circuit. The first or second electrode and a second organic compound layer are provided in the contact hole, and the second organic compound layer existing in the contact hole does not emit light.05-19-2011
20130155305ORIENTATION OF ILLUSTRATION IN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY DEVICE ACCORDING TO IMAGE OF ACTUAL OBJECT BEING ILLUSTRATED - A user of an e-book is presented with a changed visual appearance of a presentation on a display that includes a reference image of an object according to a virtually real time image of the object taken by a camera.06-20-2013
20130155307SYNCHRONIZED, INTERACTIVE AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAYS FOR MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES - A device can receive live video of a real-world, physical environment on a touch sensitive surface. One or more objects can be identified in the live video. An information layer can be generated related to the objects. In some implementations, the information layer can include annotations made by a user through the touch sensitive surface. The information layer and live video can be combined in a display of the device. Data can be received from one or more onboard sensors indicating that the device is in motion. The sensor data can be used to synchronize the live video and the information layer as the perspective of video camera view changes due to the motion. The live video and information layer can be shared with other devices over a communication link.06-20-2013
20110085068STACKED ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DIGITAL CAMERA INCLUDING THE SAME - Provided is a stacked organic light-emitting device in which organic compound layers for respective emission colors are capable of separately emitting light. The stacked organic light-emitting device includes a first organic compound layer, a second organic compound layer, and a third organic compound layer, which have emission colors different from each other. The first organic compound layer is provided on one side of a common transparent electrode, and the second organic compound layer and the third organic compound layer are provided on another side thereof. The first organic compound layer has a polarity direction opposite to polarity directions of the second organic compound layer and the third organic compound layer.04-14-2011
20110128431DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - A method for controlling a digital photographing apparatus, which includes first and second display units, includes the operations of mapping at least one function to the second display unit, and performing the at least one function in response to a gesture input. The method may further include the operation of displaying a hotkey image, which represents the at least one function, on the second display unit.06-02-2011
20090322926IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a display screen displaying a first image included in a continuously taken image group, a friction position detector detecting a friction position on the display screen rubbed by a user, and an image synthesizing unit synthesizing a pixel area of the first image corresponding to the friction position, and a pixel area of a second image included in the image group, wherein the image synthesizing unit switches the second image to be synthesized with the first image so as to increase an imaging time difference between the first image and the second image along with an increase in the amount of friction rubbed by the user.12-31-2009
20090244351IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE - An image capture device includes a viewfinder for viewing a subject. The viewfinder either forms an integral part of the device or is an external member that is attachable to, and removable from, the device. The device includes: an optical system; a generating section for capturing an image of the subject through the optical system and generating image data; a detecting section for detecting the degree of focusing of the subject's image represented by the image data; a display section on which the subject's image is presentable based on the image data; and a controller for accepting a decision to use either the display section or the viewfinder for viewing the subject to shoot. If the controller accepts the decision to use the viewfinder, the display section displays no subject's image, and displays information about the degree of focusing of the subject's image for at least a certain period of time. The information has been obtained based on a result of detection done by the detecting section.10-01-2009
20090033785Projection Device With Display Monitor - A projection device with a display monitor includes: a projection section that projects an optical image for display; a display monitor that displays a reproduced image; and a display controlling unit that individually controls both the projection section and the display monitor in response to an instruction to perform both a display by the display monitor and a projection display by the projection section so as to differentiate a display mode of the projection display and a display mode of the display.02-05-2009
20100053409ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a casing, an image capturing module, and a biaxial hinge element. The biaxial hinge element has a first hinge and a second hinge. Two ends of the first hinge protrude from two sides of the biaxial hinge element thus to be pivotally connected to the casing, respectively. The second hinge is pivotally connected to the image capturing module.03-04-2010
20100053408INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: display means for displaying an image; operation-input receiving means for receiving operation input of a user; and display control means for performing, when the operation-input receiving means receives predetermined operation for a root image displayed on the display means, display control for causing the display means to display a related image related to the root image.03-04-2010
20100134676Imaging apparatus - An imaging apparatus includes: an ocular-type finder; a display section provided below the finder and having a display screen capable of displaying an image; processing means for detecting where a finger touches the display screen and carrying out a process according to the touched position; and a grip serving for gripping purposes provided to the right of the display section, wherein an angled area formed of a right end area and a lower end area is defined in the right half of the display screen, and the processing means includes limited processing means for carrying out a process associated with a touching operation detected only in the angled area when an eye has approached the finder.06-03-2010
20100238341IMAGE CAPTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device for capturing and displaying images along a single optical axis, having an image capture device for capturing the objective image through the display panel when the display device is in a second transmissive state; an image supply source for providing an image to a display panel when the display panel is in a first display state; a mechanism for alternating placing the display panel between the first display state and second transmissive state such that an image can be viewed on the display screen and the object can be captured such that the alternating between the first display state and the second transmissive state is substantially imperceptible to a user of the display panel; and a mechanism for providing digitally image processing for captured images prior to display.09-23-2010
20120200757IMAGING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An imaging device includes an imaging unit and a display unit. The display unit successively displays each of two or more images of images captured by the imaging unit and images cut out in one or more modes from the captured images.08-09-2012
20110069214CAMERA, CAMERA SYSTEM AND LENS APPARATUS - A camera on which a lens apparatus is mounted is disclosed. The camera includes a controller which performs a focusing control corresponding to the mounted lens apparatus; a display unit which performs display process corresponding to an output of the controller; and a storage section which stores correction information for correcting a calculation result in the focusing control by the controller, in association with the mounted lens apparatus.03-24-2011
20100277635PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND FILE TRANSFER METHOD USED IN THE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS - A photographing apparatus and a file transfer method in the photographing apparatus efficiently process files of an external device and image data of the photographing apparatus which have a same name when transferring the image data to the external device, such as a personal computer. The photographing apparatus which captures an image and creates and stores image data of the image includes a display unit that displays the image data, a communication interface that performs data communications with an external device by transmitting data to and receiving data from the external device, and a control unit that controls the communication interface to transfer the image data to the external device and, when the external device includes a file having the same file name as the image data, controls the display unit to display a synthesized image of the image data and an image of the file of the external device.11-04-2010
20100265378DIGITAL PICTURE FRAME WITH LIGHT-SHIELDING CARRYING PORTION - An exemplary digital picture frame includes a frame body, a supporting portion, a carrying portion, an image capturing unit and light sources. The frame body includes a rear surface. The supporting portion extends from the rear surface and is configured for supporting the digital picture frame on a supporting surface. The carrying portion is arranged at the rear surface. The carrying portion includes a mount for facing the supporting surface. The mount is configured for holding a printed picture thereon. The image capturing unit is arranged at the supporting portion and is configured for capturing an image of the printed picture. The light sources are arranged at the supporting portion and are configured for illuminating the printed picture.10-21-2010
20100085462DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD - Display control that extends a user's visual ability is accomplished. By wearing an eyeglass-type or headgear-type mounting unit, he or she is allowed to see display means disposed in front of his or her eyes. By causing a part of a screen area of the display means to be in a through-state and a display with a display image signal to be executed, the user can see an image of a scene different from a scene that he or she ordinarily sees with a display of the display image signal while he or she can see the ordinary visual scene with the through-state area.04-08-2010
20120200758IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus 08-09-2012
20080246871IMAGE DISPLAY UNIT WITH SENSOR DEVICE MOUNTED TO FRAME - An image display unit (10-09-2008
20120200759Camera Control Means to Allow Operating of a Destined Location of the Information surface of a Presentation and Information System - The invention concerns a control device for controlling an information device arrangement. Control device includes camera means (CAM) and display means (VF) to allow operating of a destined location of the information surface. Destined location is adapted for determination from the control information being in the image information (IMAGE) formed by the camera means (CAM). The control device is arranged at least to determine from the control information of the image information (IMAGE) data (x1, y1, hei, wid, gx, gy) in order to determine a continuous stream of locations pointed by the control device. System, method and program products are also targets of the present invention.08-09-2012
20120200756FLAT SCREEN WINDOW AND MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY - A flat screen display (FSD) window system includes a flat screen display, a window frame operatively connected to the flat screen display, the window frame and flat screen display configured to simulate an appearance of a window. The flat screen display window system further includes a video source operatively connected to the flat screen display to provide a video signal to the flat screen display. Methods are provided for making a window in an interior wall or a basement using FSD technology. The FSD Window System can be multi purpose to include a window, a picture, a monitor or a television.08-09-2012
20080266439IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An image pickup apparatus with a specific operation member for accepting an operation input includes a image pickup unit configured to receive a light image of a subject and generate an image signal, a display unit configured to display an image on the basis of the image signal, an electronic finder unit configured to cause the display unit to display the image relating to the light image before performance of a main shooting process on the basis of image signals generated in sequence by the image pickup unit, an optical finder unit configured to guide the light image to a finder window, and an allocation unit configured to allocate a function to the specific operation member in the case in which the optical finder unit is used and another function to the specific operation member in the case in which the electronic finder unit is used.10-30-2008
20110164164IMAGING DEVICE - An imaging apparatus is provided with a first display unit, a second display unit, and a controller for controlling displays of setting screens for changing various settings in the first and second display units. The controller controls the displays of the setting screens so that the setting screen displayed on the first display unit differs from the setting screen displayed on the second display unit. The setting screens include an image in which specified setting items and candidates of the setting values related to each setting item are arranged. The controller controls the displays of the setting screens so that the types of displayed setting items and candidates of the setting values are the same in the setting screen displayed on the first display unit and the setting screen displayed on the second display unit, an arranging directions of the setting items are the same, and an arranging directions of the candidates of the setting values differ.07-07-2011
20080204587Image-capturing device - An image-capturing device includes: an image-capturing unit that captures a subject image formed via a photographic optical system; a display unit that displays a through image of the subject image captured by the image-capturing unit; an enlargement area setting unit that sets a position of an enlargement area in the through image of the subject image to be displayed in an enlargement at the display unit; and a display control unit that enlarges the subject image corresponding to the enlargement area set by the enlargement area setting unit and brings up the enlarged subject image on display at the display unit, and in response to a change instruction for changing the position of the enlargement area issued by the enlargement area setting unit while the enlarged subject image is on display, the display control unit shifts the enlargement area by sustaining a state of enlarged display of the subject image and displays the subject image corresponding to the shifted enlargement area at the display unit.08-28-2008
20110164163SYNCHRONIZED, INTERACTIVE AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAYS FOR MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES - A device can receive live video of a real-world, physical environment on a touch sensitive surface. One or more objects can be identified in the live video. An information layer can be generated related to the objects. In some implementations, the information layer can include annotations made by a user through the touch sensitive surface. The information layer and live video can be combined in a display of the device. Data can be received from one or more onboard sensors indicating that the device is in motion. The sensor data can be used to synchronize the live video and the information layer as the perspective of video camera view changes due to the motion. The live video and information layer can be shared with other devices over a communication link.07-07-2011
20110019060DIGITAL CAMERA HAVING INPUT DEVICES AND A DISPLAY CAPABLE OF DISPLAYING A PLURALITY OF SET INFORMATION ITEMS01-27-2011
20110032406DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A method of controlling a digital photographing apparatus including a plurality of display units includes displaying a replay image file on a first display unit, determining whether additional information exists in the replay image file, searching for the additional information when the additional information exists in the replay image file, and displaying the additional information on a second display unit.02-10-2011
20110134301IMAGING 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.06-09-2011
20110134300MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING AN IMAGE PROJECTOR AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREIN - A mobile terminal having an image projector and controlling method therein are disclosed, by which a detachable image projector can be provided to the mobile terminal and by which a projection mode of a detachable image projector can be conveniently changed. The present invention includes a housing, a touchscreen provided to one surface of the housing to recognize a touch input of a user, a detachable projector module having an activation switch provided to one lateral side, the detachable projector module configured to project a prescribed image on an external surface, and a controller controlling an activation message for receiving an confirmation of a presence or non-presence of activation of the projector module from the user to be displayed on the touchscreen if the activation switch is manipulated. In this case, the detachable projector module is attached to a prescribed surface of the housing except the one surface of the housing to which the touchscreen is provided.06-09-2011
20110096220IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THAT ALLOW FOCUS ASSISTANT DISPLAY - An image display device that is capable of checking a focusing operation at the time of shooting by a user easily even if a small-sized monitor is used. A luminance-signal extracting unit extracts a luminance signal from a video signal. An amplitude change calculating unit calculates an amplitude change component of the luminance signal extracted. An edge-signal extracting unit extracts an edge signal from the luminance signal extracted. An amplitude calculating unit calculates an amplitude of the edge signal extracted. An amplitude-ratio calculating unit calculates a ratio of the amplitude of the edge signal to the amplitude change component of the luminance signal. A color conversion unit converts the edge signal to add colors according to the calculation result. An adder unit adds the color-converted edge signal and the luminance signal. A display unit displays the video signal to which the color-converted edge signal is added.04-28-2011
20100110264Image projection system - System including image projector and video camera. System further includes signal processor configured to be in communication with image projector and video camera, and with a video monitor. Image projector is configured for receiving and projecting first image onto surface of an object. Video camera is configured for capturing second image including first image as projected onto object. System is configured for transmitting second image for display by video monitor. Method that includes providing image projector and video camera. Method further includes providing signal processor configured to be in communication with image projector, video camera, and a video monitor. Method also includes causing image projector to receive and to project first image onto surface of an object, causing video camera to capture second image including first image as projected onto object, and causing system to transmit second image for display by video monitor.05-06-2010
20100066889DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera of the present invention enables a lens unit to be attachable/detachable with respect thereto. The digital camera of the present invention includes a plurality of display portions, a control portion that causes the plurality of display portions to selectively display the 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 as a moving image in real time, and a setting portion capable of switching displays of images with respect to the plurality of display portions. After the control portion causes the lens unit to perform an autofocus operation in accordance with setting of the displays of the images with respect to the plurality of display portions by the setting portion, the control portion switches the displays of the images with respect to the plurality of display portions.03-18-2010
20100066888DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A display device includes first and second display units each operable to display an image; a state detecting unit operable to detect a first state and a second state; a manipulation unit operable to be manipulated; and a control unit operable to control the first and second display units, wherein the control unit causes the first display unit to display the image when the state detecting unit detects the first state, and causes the second display unit to display the image when the state detecting unit detects the second state, the control unit switches a display unit to be activated from the first or second display unit which is displaying the image to the first or second display unit which is not displaying the image when the manipulation unit is manipulated, and the control unit causes the first or second display unit activated when the manipulation unit is manipulated to continuously display the image until the manipulation unit is manipulated again or until a change in state is detected twice by the state detecting unit.03-18-2010
20100026871OUTPUT APPARATUS, OUTPUT METHOD AND PROGRAM - There is provided an output apparatus which is capable of outputting a moving image in such a manner as to enable an observer to easily judge whether a quick movement made by a suspicious individual is an abnormal behavior. The output apparatus includes a moving image obtaining section that obtains a moving image, an output section that outputs the moving image obtained by the moving image obtaining section, a condition storing section that stores thereon a condition to be satisfied by an object which is required to be extracted from a moving image, and an output control section that, when an object satisfying the condition is extracted from the moving image obtained by the moving image obtaining section, controls the moving image obtained by the moving image obtaining section in terms of a play back state in which the moving image is to be played back, and causes the output section to output the controlled moving image.02-04-2010
20100026870Image pickup device having display function and mobile communication terminal - In an image pickup device, an image receiving surface is divided into a plurality of unit areas. The image pickup device establishes a predefined unit area as a light transmission area based on electrical control, receives externally-incoming light through this established unit area, and takes an externally-incoming image based on the externally-incoming light. Further, the image pickup device establishes a predefined unit area as a light transmission area based on electrical control, and displays an image by externally outputting light through this established unit area.02-04-2010
20100020220Imaging apparatus - Light from an object is converted by an imaging device into an electric signal carrying an object image. A video signal is generated by a video signal processor based on the electric signal. A human face is detected by a face detector if a human is contained in the image, based on the video signal. An on-screen signal is generated by an on-screen generator for either a first or a second menu window each for use in selection among imaging modes. The first and second windows are used when no face and the face is being detected, respectively. The on-screen signal is supplied to a screen which displays one of the windows. The generator is controlled by a controller based on information, supplied by the detector, indicating whether the face is contained in the image, so that the on-screen signal is generated for the first or the second window.01-28-2010
20120147242IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes an operation receiving unit; and a control unit configured to perform a normal mode display process of displaying icon images of kinds corresponding to an operation status of the apparatus in a display unit and an icon description display process of displaying an icon selection image for selecting an icon image that is being displayed in the display unit upon reception of an operation input to activate an icon description mode by the operation receiving unit during the normal mode display process in the display unit and displaying a description image for an icon image selected upon reception of an operation input by the operation receiving unit while the icon selection image is being displayed in the display unit.06-14-2012
20110019055INTEGRATE DETECT AND DISPLAY - An imaging system for receiving data from a scene and displaying an image therefrom includes a detector and a display. The detector includes a plurality of detector pixels on a first side of the detector, readout circuitry on an opposing second side of the detector or between the detector and the detector pixels on the first side of the detector, and a plurality of detector vias configured to provide electrical connectivity for the plurality of detector pixels through the detector. The display includes a plurality of display pixels on one side of the display, read in circuitry on an opposing second side of the display or between the display and the display pixels on the first side of the display, and a plurality of display vias configured to provide electrical connectivity for the plurality of display pixels through the display. The read in circuitry is coupled with the readout circuitry.01-27-2011
20110019061DISPLAY PANEL AND CAMERA - The invention is directed to the provision of a display panel in which, while providing a sufficient gap between two electrodes, the gap is made not easily visible. The display panel according to the invention includes: a first substrate having a first electrode and a second electrode formed on one and the same side thereof; a second substrate disposed opposite the first substrate; a gap formed between the first electrode and the second electrode; a backup electrode formed on the first substrate so as to overlap the gap; and a wiring electrode electrically connected to the first or second electrode, wherein the wiring electrode is formed in the same plane as the backup electrode.01-27-2011
20110050974IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus for capturing an image includes a first display unit, a second display unit capable of being in a set-in state in which the second display unit is set in a body of the imaging apparatus or a non-set-in state in which the second display unit is not set in the body of the imaging apparatus, a proximity sensor operable to sense proximity of an object, and a controller operable to allow the first display unit to display an image when the proximity sensor senses the proximity of the object, and allows the second display unit to display an image when the proximity sensor does not sense the proximity of the object. The controller controls a sensing function of the proximity sensor according to whether the second display unit is in the set-in state or the non-set-in state. For example, the proximity sensor may sense the proximity of the object when the object is continuously sensed for a predetermined sensing time or more. The controller may set the predetermined sensing time for the second display unit being in the non-set-in state to be longer than the predetermined sensing time for the second display unit being in the set-in state.03-03-2011
20110050973ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An apparatus includes a display unit including a display screen, an exterior member mounted on the display unit and having an opening for exposing the display screen, a first flexible board having a check pad formed thereon, and a second flexible board located on a surface opposite the display screen and having an insulating portion formed thereon. Before the display unit is mounted on the exterior member, the check pad is exposed from the opening, and the first flexible board is disposed on the exterior member so that the check pad faces the insulating portion after the display unit is mounted on the exterior member.03-03-2011
20110050972IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD THEREOF - An imaging apparatus, when an image captured by an imaging unit thereof is not displayed on a display unit, can facilitate framing of an object to be imaged. An aspect ratio setting unit sets an aspect ratio imaged by an image sensor. A system control circuit controls, in a first mode, the display unit to display image data captured by an image sensor in the aspect ratio, and in a second mode, not to display the image data. The system control circuit also displays, in the second mode, information from which at least one of a focus detectable position and a metering area within a shooting area in the aspect ratio is identifiable.03-03-2011
20110304759IMAGE PICKUP LENS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - An image pickup lens includes a first lens having a positive meniscus shape convex toward an object side, a second lens disposed on an image side of the first lens and has a meniscus shape convex toward the image side, and an aperture stop disposed on the object side of the image side surface of the first lens, and satisfies conditional expressions given below, in which f is a focal length of the entire system, f1 is a focal length of the first lens, f2 is a focal length of the second lens, R5 is a paraxial radius of curvature of the object side surface of the second lens, and R6 is a paraxial radius of curvature of the image side surface of the second lens.12-15-2011
20090091649ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT VIEWER - The invention is an electronic viewer for documents for use by visually impaired viewers. The unit includes a digital camera lens unit and a digital viewing screen unit for placement over a document. A zoom function allows the user to zoom to the lower center, to the right, left, lower left, or lower right of the screen in order to give the user inside the door a better view of portions of the document being viewed.04-09-2009
20120099013APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING DOT LED IMAGE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - Provided is a method and apparatus for creating a dot LED image in a portable terminal. An apparatus for creating a dot LED image in a portable terminal includes a display unit and a control unit. The display unit displays a dot LED image that is automatically created. The control unit extracts an edge image from an image and automatically maps a dot LED to the extracted edge image to create the dot LED image.04-26-2012
20110063491DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A digital photographing apparatus and a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus prevent a touch malfunction from occurring while holding the digital photographing apparatus by having a touch protection area in the digital photographing apparatus. The digital photographing apparatus includes a large-sized touch screen on one surface thereof, wherein the touch screen includes: a touch area which inputs a touch from a user and executes icons corresponding to the touch; and a touch protection area which is not activated by the touch when the touch from the user is input on the touch screen.03-17-2011
20110063490DISPLAY APPARATUS, PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM FOR PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - A display apparatus includes: a display section including a transparent scattering layer switchable in accordance with a first control signal between a state in which incident light is transmitted in units of dots and a state in which incident light is scattered in units of dots, a transparent reflective layer switchable in accordance with a second control signal between a state in which incident light is transmitted and a state in which incident light is reflected, and a bonding layer that bonds the transparent scattering layer and the transparent reflective layer to each other; and a control signal generation section configured to generate the first and second control signals.03-17-2011
20110019056Bi-Directional Screen - A bidirectional screen alternately switches between a display mode showing conventional graphics and a capture mode in which the LCD backlight is disabled and the LCD displays a pinhole array or a tiled-broadband code. A large-format image sensor is placed behind the liquid crystal layer. Together, the image sensor and LCD function as a mask-based light field camera, capturing an array of images equivalent to that produced by an array of cameras spanning the display surface. The recovered multi-view orthographic imagery is used to passively estimate the depth of scene points from focus.01-27-2011
20120044399IMAGING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus includes: an element that receives subject light from a subject to generate image data; a section that generates a recording image to be recorded on a recording medium from the image data when a first mode is set; a section that generates a second display image, which allows display of a live-view image, from the image data when a second mode is set, and that generates a first display image, which allows display of an image identical to the recording image, from the image data when the first mode is set; a section that sequentially displays the first display image or the second display image; a section that detects a specific state of the apparatus that obstructs recording of an imaging object onto the recording image; and a section that controls switching between the first mode and the second mode on the basis of the detection results.02-23-2012
20120008035INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE - An information display device including an imaging unit that executes an imaging process to image a subject to output an imaging signal; a monitor capable of displaying an image of the subject based on the imaging signal; a switching part located near the monitor; a first display controller for displaying, in a menu on the monitor, each of a first group of items consisting of items associated with the imaging process, whereby first setting data can be set; and a second display controller for displaying, in a menu on the monitor, each of a second group of items associated with particular items in the first group and having fewer items than the first group, whereby second setting data can be set, in which switching between the first and second display controllers is performed by operating the switching part.01-12-2012
20120044400IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An image pickup apparatus includes an operating portion that receives an operation to instruct to obtain a target input image based on an output signal of an image pickup portion, an aimed image generating portion that generates an aimed image in which a specific subject is focused by performing a first image processing on the target input image after the target input image is recorded, and a blurred image generating portion that generates a blurred image in which a non-specific subject is blurred by performing a second image processing on the output signal of the image pickup portion before the operation to instruct to obtain is performed. Before the target input image is obtained in accordance with the operation to instruct to obtain, the blurred image is displayed on the display portion.02-23-2012
20120307124ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a display unit, a substrate unit, a support member, and a cover member. The substrate unit is disposed opposite the display unit and is provided with a protruding portion that extends toward the display unit. The support member is configured to support the display unit between the display unit and the substrate unit and has an avoidance portion for avoiding contact with the protruding portion. The cover member covers the protruding portion and is configured to engage the avoidance portion between the display unit and the substrate unit.12-06-2012
20120307123APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AND SENSING IMAGES - An apparatus for displaying and sensing images includes a display substrate and a plurality of electroluminescent pixels. A plurality of pixel control chiplets and one or more sensor chiplets are affixed to the device side of the display substrate in the display area. A transparent cover is spaced apart from and affixed to the device side of the display substrate, and has a plurality of imaging lenses formed on or in it, each imaging lens spaced apart from and corresponding to an image sensor array in a sensor chiplet for forming an imaging plane on the corresponding image sensor array.12-06-2012
20110001863DISPLAY WITH VIDEO CAMERA - A display for a computer includes a video camera with a peripheral equipment interface (PEI) disposed at a frame of the display. The PEI includes four signal pins connected to four idle pins of a plurality of idle pins of a first video connector of the display matching with a second video connector of a motherboard of the computer. A power circuit provides power to the PEI, to communicate the video camera with the motherboard via the first video connector and the second video connector.01-06-2011
20120026377ELECTRONIC MIRROR AND METHOD - The present invention is directed to an electronic mirror designed to replace a pocket or purse mirror. The electronic mirror has a handheld housing. A processor is in the housing. The housing includes a first electronic image sensor attached to the processor. A second electronic image sensor is detachably attached to the housing. The housing has an electronic display. The second electronic image sensor has a wireless connection with the housing. This allows the user to move the second electronic image sensor so they can see the back of their head. It also allows them to monitor a child. The electronic mirror includes a selector for determining which of the two image sensors is being displayed on the electronic display.02-02-2012
20120154660IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING MANIPULATION OF VIEW FINDERS - A method and apparatus for imaging are provided. An imaging device photographs a subject and outputs an image signal. Each of a plurality of view finders displays an image based on the image signal.06-21-2012
20130010171IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image sensing apparatus includes an image sensing unit which sequentially generates still image data, a holding unit which holds a plurality of still image data, a display unit which displays the still image data, a setting unit which sets a predetermined state as the start timing of shooting by the image sensing unit, a determination unit which determines whether the predetermined state has been obtained, a shooting control unit which causes the image sensing unit to start shooting when the determination unit determines that the predetermined state has been obtained, a display control unit which causes the display unit to sequentially display, at a display speed lower than an actual time, the still image data, a selection unit which selects one of a plurality of image data displayed on the display unit, and a recording unit which records the selected image data.01-10-2013
20130010172METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING NOTIFICATION PROFILES - According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, system and apparatus for managing notification profiles is provided. The method comprises acquiring, at an image acquisition module of a portable electronic device, an image of a graphical indicator. The graphical indicator comprises a machine readable representation of data identifying one of the plurality of notification profiles. The method further comprises extracting from the image the data identifying one of a plurality of notification profiles maintained in a memory of the portable electronic device. The method further comprises selecting the one of the plurality of notification profiles corresponding to the extracted identifying data as an active notification profile.01-10-2013
20130010168GRAPHICS MULTI-MEDIA IC AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION - A graphics multi-media integrated circuit (GMIC) is connected to a host processor over two serial links: a half duplex bi-directional serial link which accords to a display serial interface protocol, and a uni-directional serial link which accords to a camera serial interface protocol. The GMIC receives packets from the host over the half duplex bi-directional serial link and processes these packets. The GMIC sends packets over the uni-directional serial link. A packet from the host can request a processing operation by the GMIC or can initiate a memory operation at the memory of the GMIC. The GMIC can also send packets to the host to initiate a host memory operation and may be connected to a display over a bi-directional serial link and to a camera over a uni-directional serial link and a bi-directional control link allowing the host to control the display and camera.01-10-2013
20130010170IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An imaging apparatus includes a control unit that sets a touch area corresponding to a periphery of an initial touch position on a touch panel as an area used for adjusting an image that is displayed at the initial touch position on the basis of a signal that is output by the touch panel disposed in connection with a display unit.01-10-2013
20110090389IMAGE-PICKUP DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING OPTICAL ELEMENT PROVIDED WITH DIFFRACTION ELEMENT PORTION - An image-pickup display device includes an optical system which guides lights from a display element 04-21-2011
20110090388METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CAPTURING AN IMAGE OF DIGITAL CAMERA - A method is provided for photographing an image in a digital camera. The method includes, upon power-on of the camera, disabling a camera function unit that photographs and processes an image, and displaying a preset screen; enabling the camera function unit and displaying a preview screen, if a key for displaying a preview screen is input; stopping displaying the preview screen by disabling the camera function unit, if the key for displaying a preview screen is released; and enabling the camera function unit and performing photographing, if a key for photographing is input.04-21-2011
20120314113PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A photographing apparatus and an electronic device including flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs). The photographing apparatus includes a display unit that displays an image; a manipulation unit spaced apart from the display unit; a control unit that transmits and receives signals to and from the manipulation unit and the display unit; a first FPCB having one end connected to the display unit, and another end connected to the control unit, and including an access unit on one region of the first FPCB; and a second FPCB having one end connected to the manipulation unit, and another end connected to the access unit of the first FPCB.12-13-2012
20100289937IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a captured image, an object region detection unit configured to detect the main object region in a photographic screen, a determination unit configured to determine whether the main object region is in a focused state, an enlarge unit configured to enlarge and display the main object region in focus on the display unit larger than when the main object region is not in focus, an object movement detection unit configured to detect whether the main object in the main object region moves in the photographic screen, and an enlarge control unit configured to, when the object movement detection unit detects that the main object is moving, limit the enlarge from performing enlargement and display.11-18-2010
20120249855Image Capture Using Display Device as Light Source - A digital image capture system and method uses a display device to illuminate a target with light for improved image capture under poor lighting conditions. Various characteristics of the flash (e.g., brightness, color, duration, etc.) can be adjusted to improve image capture. Users are provided with feedback (e.g., live video feed, audio and/or visual countdowns, etc.) to assist them in preparing for image capture. The captured images are seamlessly integrated with existing applications (e.g., video conferencing, instant text messaging, etc.).10-04-2012
20120249854IMAGING DEVICE - The imaging device of the present invention is provided with: an imaging sensor that captures subject light; a display unit that displays a through-image based on an imaging signal from the imaging sensor; a movie image generation unit that generates, on the basis of the imaging signal from the imaging sensor, at least two movie images each focused to at least two different regions set in the through-image displayed on the display unit; an image processing unit that performs image processing in linking portions of each of the movie images in order to link the at least two movie images generated by the movie image generation unit and generate compiled movie images; and a display control unit that controls the display unit to display the compiled movie images.10-04-2012
20120249853DIGITAL CAMERA FOR REVIEWING RELATED IMAGES - A digital camera system for capturing and reviewing a group of related digital still images, comprising: an image sensor for capturing a digital image; a user interface including one or more user interface elements; a storage memory; and a program memory storing instructions configured to cause a data processing system to implement a method for capturing and reviewing a group of related digital still images. The instructions include: capturing and storing a group of related digital still images of the scene at a sequence of image capture times; providing a user interface for enabling a user interface to select a stored group of related digital still images for review; providing a user interface for enabling the user to delete a subset of the digital still images.10-04-2012
20100208119DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A display control apparatus that enables to reliably and quickly search for a desired image. When a wheel is operated by a user by an amount less than a predetermined operation amount, image feeding is made in a first display mode where a plurality of images are displayed on an image display unit. When the wheel is operated by the user by an amount equal to or greater than the predetermined operation amount, image feeding is made in a second display mode where a larger number of images than in the first display mode are displayed on the image display unit in a smaller size than in the first display mode.08-19-2010
20100208118IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to output an image signal of a captured image, a display unit configured to display the image signal as an image, a swing detection unit configured to detect a component of acceleration of a swinging operation, an operation detection unit configured to detect the swinging operation, and a control unit to change the image to be displayed on the display unit based on the swinging operation, wherein the operation detection unit is configured, if the acceleration signal reaches a first and a second threshold values, to determine that the apparatus has been swung.08-19-2010
20120133814IMAGING APPARATUS WITH DISPLAY AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A digital camera is provided with a vertically long camera body having an approximately rectangular solid shape. An LCD panel provided in a rear surface of the camera body is arranged such that longitudinal directions of the display screen and the camera body correspond to each other. The digital camera is operated through a touch panel provided in a lower portion of the display screen. In a taking mode, an image is displayed in a small size on an upper portion of the display screen. In reproducing, the camera body is rotated sideways by 90 degree. In a reproducing mode, display posture of the image is also rotated by 90 degree, and the image is displayed in a large size on the entire display screen.05-31-2012
20100194961Subject Illumination for Image Capture on a Mobile Device - A device to capture an image includes a camera oriented to capture a first image of a subject and a display oriented to display a second image that is viewable by the subject. A backlight is coupled to the display to provide light that passes through the display toward the subject. An image processor is coupled to the camera and the backlight to adjust an amount of light provided by the backlight responsive to a quality of the first image. The light provided by the backlight may illuminate the subject and thereby improve the quality of the first image. The image processor may further adjust the amount of light provided by the backlight responsive to an ambient light level sensed by an ambient light sensor. The image processor may further adjust the second image to adjust an amount of light that passes through the display.08-05-2010
20120162490Image Capturing Apparatus and Photographing Method Using the Same - In an image capturing apparatus and a photographing method using the same, the image capturing apparatus comprises: a transparent display panel; and a camera facing a bottom surface of the transparent display panel for synchronizing a shutter time with a period when the transparent display panel displays a black image, and for capturing an image positioned in front of the transparent display panel, thereby capturing a clear image without interference between images due to light-leakage property.06-28-2012
20090059052Digital photo frame with photographing function - A digital photo frame with photographing function includes a digital frame, a lens module, a bracket, and a copy stand. The digital frame may further include a display module, a frame, a memory module, a control module, an input module, a power supply module, and a sense module. The display module is framed within the frame, and the lens module is disposed at a predetermined location on the frame. A paper photo can be disposed on the copy stand that is pivotally connected to the bracket. The input module can input a control signal to operate and control the lens module to copy photograph the paper photo into a digital photo and store the digital photo in the memory module and further display the digital photo on the display module.03-05-2009
20120169912CAMCORDER AIMING DEVICE - The present invention relates to an aiming device for a camcorder. An open frame with an attachment means is mounted to the camcorder such that one can see what the camcorder will record through the open frame yet still view the non recorded material at the same time.07-05-2012
20100271531DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera of the present invention includes a microcomputer 10-28-2010
20100271530DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera of the present invention includes a microcomputer 10-28-2010
20120257096SELF SHOT CAMERA - A camera for facilitating multi-positioned photography, wherein the camera includes a housing and a lens. The camera also includes a pair of control interfaces disposed on the top side and the bottom side of the housing. In addition, the camera includes a pair of flashes oppositely disposed on the front side of the housing. Furthermore, the camera may include a pair of display modules disposed on the front side and the back side of the housing. The camera includes an orientation module and a control module, configured to control an aspect of functionality of the camera according to the orientation information from the orientation module. The control module includes a self-shot module configured to automate a setting while taking a self photo.10-11-2012
20120257095CONTROLLABLE LED VIDEO CAMERA SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention provide a light emitting diode (LED) video camera system comprising a movable video camera apparatus including a video camera having a lens. The movable video camera apparatus further includes a plurality of LED lights arranged around at least a portion of a periphery of the lens of the video camera. The LED video camera system further comprises an actuator for panning and tilting the video camera, and a control unit for controlling the actuator, the lens of the video camera, and the LED lights. The control unit comprises a plurality of drivers, including an LED driver for controlling lighting effects of the LED lights, an actuator driver for controlling movement of the actuator, and an optics driver for controlling zooming and focusing of the lens of the video camera.10-11-2012
20120262619IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE AND OPERATION DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to provide an operation device which has a pushbutton function and a touch switch function, and which offers excellent ease of operation. A hole is provided in a transparent substrate (10-18-2012
20120229686ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a first main unit having a surface thereof provided with a display panel, a second main unit having a surface thereof provided with another display panel, a hinge mechanism coupling the first and second main units, and two operation buttons arranged symmetrical with respect to a center line passing through the respective centers of the first and second main units.09-13-2012
20120229685ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - An electronic apparatus includes an image data receiving module, a color data acquiring module, and a video display module. The image data receiving module is configured to receive image data that is produced by a camera through shooting. The color data acquiring module is configured to acquire color data of a color that is close to a complementary color of a color of the received image data. The video display module is configured to display a first image based on the received image data and to display a second image adjacent to the first image based on the acquired color data.09-13-2012
20120262617WIRELESS IMAGE SHOOTING DEVICE - A wireless image shooting device includes a main body and a controlling display module. The main body includes a first central processing unit (CPU), a first wireless transmission unit, a first memory unit and an image shooting unit. The controlling display module includes a second CPU, a second wireless transmission unit, a second memory unit and a touch display unit. When the controlling display module is connected to the main body, data is transmitted between the first and the second CPU via cables; and when the controlling display module is separated from the main body, data is wirelessly transmitted between the first and the second wireless transmission unit. With these arrangements, the main body can be wirelessly controlled by the controlling display module to shoot images, so that the wireless image shooting device has increased functionality.10-18-2012
20110037885DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME HAVING A SINGLE PROCESSOR - The present invention relates to a digital photo frame and a method for controlling a digital photo frame. The digital photo frame includes a single processor to perform a function of a built-in scanner and to convert a picture into an image data file for storage and reviewing. The method includes steps of scanning an image sample to generate an analog image data; providing a processor processing the analog image data into a digital image data and controlling a displaying unit. The present invention could achieve advantages of reducing production cost, enhancing stability, reducing steps for processing a signal and simplifying a design of a digital photo frame.02-17-2011
20120320248INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus that acquires first information corresponding to a position of an imaging device that captures image data, and second information corresponding to a field of view of the imaging device that captures the image data, and generates tag information based on the first and second information.12-20-2012
20120320247NON-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.12-20-2012
20110267523IMAGING APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF USING A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE THEREOF - An imaging apparatus and a graphical user interface are disclosed. The imaging apparatus includes a housing with optics and a display panel. A function switch is disposed on the housing, and configured to switch between an operating mode and a setting mode. A pointing device with a two-stage switch is disposed on the housing. Specifically, in the setting mode, the pointing device is configured to trace among a number of settings on the display panel, and the two-stage switch is configured to be pressed to confirm the setting. In the operating mode, the two-stage switch is configured to be pressed to perform an operation according to the setting confirmed in the setting mode.11-03-2011
20120327284IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS, REGISTRATION APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - A lens unit 12-27-2012
20120092542TIMING GENERATOR, IMAGING DEVICE, AND DOT-CLOCK OUTPUT METHOD - A timing generator includes a frame rate information receiver, a display control section, and a determination unit. The frame rate information acquisition section is configured to receive information indicating a frame rate of an image sensor. The display control section is configured to output dot clocks in a first cycle to a display which includes a counter being configured to count the number of the dot clocks for a synchronization period, where the dot clocks are a synchronization signal. The determination unit is configured to determine whether or not the number of the dot clocks in the synchronization period is expected to exceed a predetermined number, where length of the synchronization period is based on at least the frame rate of the image sensor. The display control section is configured to switch from the first cycle to a second cycle, if the number of dot clocks is expected to exceed the predetermined number.04-19-2012
20120092541Method and apparatus for ambient light measurement system - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a display and a combined camera and ambient light measurement arrangement having photosensitive elements. The arrangement is configured to operate in a first power mode and a second different power mode. The arrangement is configured to use the photosensitive elements to measure a color signal of light incident on the display when the arrangement is in the first power mode. The arrangement is configured to use the photosensitive elements to capture an image when the arrangement is in the second power mode.04-19-2012
20120287322IMAGING APPARATUS WITH SWITCHABLE BEAM DEFLECTOR ARRAY - A switchable imaging apparatus having an image display mode and an image capture mode, comprising: a display screen to provide a displayed image when the display screen is in a first display state, wherein the display screen is at least partially transparent when the display screen is switched to a second transparent state; a set of optical beam deflectors, each optical beam deflector being individually switchable between a first non-deflecting state and a second deflecting state wherein imaging light from a corresponding section of the scene is deflected into a camera positioned in a location peripheral to the display screen; and a controller which synchronously switches the display screen between the first display state and the second transparent state, and the individual optical beam deflectors between their first non-deflecting state and their second deflecting state, thereby providing the image display mode and the image capture mode.11-15-2012
20120287324IMAGING APPARATUS AND VIDEO CAMERA, AND METHOD OF REPRODUCING RECORDED INFORMATION PERFORMED BY THE IMAGING APPARATUS OR THE VIDEO CAMERA - A recording apparatus allows an image being recorded and an image being reproduced to be easily discriminated from each other when an already recorded image signal is reproduced while a photographed image signal is being recorded. An image signal obtained by an image pickup section is recorded on a randomly accessible recording medium, and an image signal recorded at a random location on the recording medium is capable of being reproduced while the image signal is being recorded on the recording medium. The image signal recorded at a random location on a recording medium can be reproduced while the image signal obtained by the image pickup section is being recorded. Either a first display unit or a second display unit displays a first image according to the obtained image signal while the other displays a second image according to the reproduced image signal.11-15-2012
20120287321SWITCHABLE IMAGING APPARATUS FOR DISPLAY AND CAPTURE - A switchable imaging apparatus having an image display mode and an image capture mode, comprising: a display screen to provide a displayed image when the display screen is in a first display state, wherein the display screen is at least partially transparent when the display screen is switched to a second transparent state; an optical beam deflector switchable between a first non-deflecting state and a second deflecting state, such that when the optical beam deflector is in the second deflecting state imaging light from a scene is deflected into a camera positioned in a location peripheral to the display screen; and a controller which synchronously switches the display screen between the first display state and the second transparent state, and the optical beam deflector between the first non-deflecting state and the second deflecting state, thereby providing the image display mode and the image capture mode.11-15-2012
20130010169IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging sensor configured to capture a subject image to output image data, a display unit configured to display an image based on the output image data, a touch panel configured to receive an operation by user's touching, the touch panel arranged on the display unit, and a controller configured to control enabling/disabling of the touch operation on the touch panel based on an output from the imaging sensor.01-10-2013
20130010173PORTABLE HAND-HELD DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING ORIENTED IMAGES - A portable hand-held device is provided having a network interface for sharing images between the device and a network, an image display for displaying the shared images, an orientation sensor for sensing an orientation of the device, and a processor for processing the displayed images based on the sensed device orientation and outputting the processed images to the image display.01-10-2013
20130016269HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CAMERA PROVIDING FLASH COMPENSATION OF IMAGES, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - An improved handheld electronic device and camera apparatus upon which can be executed an improved method enable a modular camera to be used in conjunction with a flash. In one implementation, compensation parameters that are intended for use in a non-flash situation are overwritten with compensation parameters that are configured to compensate for the combined effects of the camera and the flash and are used by an embedded compensation routine executed on the camera. In another implementation, an image signal is processed by the embedded compensation routine using the original compensation parameters, but if it is determined that the image signal is a flash image signal, the image signal is further processed by the embedded compensation routine employing an additional set of parameters which compensate the image signal for the effect of the flash.01-17-2013
20130016267MOBILE TERMINALAANM KO; DongseuckAACI Gyeonggi-DoAACO KRAAGP KO; Dongseuck Gyeonggi-Do KRAANM HA; JeungukAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP HA; Jeunguk Seoul KRAANM KIM; NamsooAACI Gyeonggi-DoAACO KRAAGP KIM; Namsoo Gyeonggi-Do KRAANM IM; JonginAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP IM; Jongin Seoul KRAANM YANG; HyunsukAACI Gyeonggi-DoAACO KRAAGP YANG; Hyunsuk Gyeonggi-Do KRAANM SIN; MansooAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP SIN; Mansoo Seoul KRAANM CHEON; JeeyoungAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP CHEON; Jeeyoung Seoul KRAANM KIM; JinwoongAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP KIM; Jinwoong Seoul KR - The present invention provides a mobile terminal including a terminal body having a camera, and a liquid crystal panel partitioned into a screen display region disposed with liquid crystal to display a screen, and a control region disposed with a drive circuit for driving the liquid crystal, wherein the liquid crystal panel is formed such that at least part of the control region is removed, and the camera is disposed adjacent to a removal portion formed by the removal.01-17-2013
20130016268EXTERNAL EQUIPMENT AND CAMERA SYSTEMAANM NAKATA; KoichiAACI Kokubunji-shiAACO JPAAGP NAKATA; Koichi Kokubunji-shi JP - External equipment which constitutes a part of a camera system and which is detachable from a body portion of the camera system is provided. The external equipment includes: a communication unit that communicates with the body portion; a storage unit that stores manipulation information including manipulation image data corresponding to a manipulation type of the camera system and operation information related to an operation of the camera system corresponding to the manipulation type; and a control unit that transmits the manipulation information and the operation information to the body portion when the external equipment is attached to the body portion, causes the camera system to display the manipulation image data on a display unit based on the manipulation information, performs control so that the camera system performs an operation based on the operation information, and performs control so that the manipulation image data is removed from the display unit when the external equipment is detached from the body portion.01-17-2013
20080239131DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING ORIENTATION OF A DATA REPRESENTATION DISPLAYED ON A DISPLAY - An electronic device, preferably in the form of a mobile phone, comprising a support structure and a camera carried by the support structure. An orientation detector is connected to the camera. The orientation detector is configured to identify images features in an image captured by the camera, such as the eyes and the mouth of the user, and to determine rotation orientation of the image relative to a reference orientation. A display carried by the support structure is configured to display a data representation, and further to display this data representation in an orientation dependent on the determined rotation orientation. This way a data presentation can e.g. be displayed in a portrait orientation or in a landscape orientation in dependence of which rotational orientation the device is currently held in when the data representation is viewed by a user of the electronic device.10-02-2008
20080231742IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which includes: an image pickup unit that picks up a shooting object; an illuminating unit that illuminates the shooting object; a specifying unit that specifies a range of illumination by the illuminating unit; an illumination range image generating unit that generates an image of the range of illumination which shows the range of illumination specified by the specifying unit. An image is generated by superimposing the image of the shooting object picked up by the image pickup unit and the image of the range of illumination generated by the illumination range image generating unit, so that the generated superimposed image is displayed.09-25-2008
20080231741CAMERA WITH MULTIPLE DISPLAYS - The present disclosure relates to a digital camera including a first image display formed on the surface of the camera body. The digital camera also includes a second image display mounted to the camera body and deployable to at least one viewing position in which the first and second image displays provide a combined display area.09-25-2008
20080231740CAMERA WITH MULTIPLE DISPLAYS - The present disclosure relates to a digital camera including a first image display formed on the surface of the camera body. The digital camera also includes a second image display mounted to the camera body and deployable to at least one viewing position in which the first and second image displays provide a combined display area.09-25-2008
20080225153Interactive Image Thumbnails - A computer-implemented method displaying, within a user interface, a view pane having a vertical direction and a horizontal direction, displaying, within the view pane, a first frame represented by a bounded region, wherein the first frame represents a container that comprises one or more objects, upon detecting a positioning of a cursor at a position in the poster frame, displaying an object of the one or more objects in the frame, the displayed object varying based on the position of the cursor, upon detecting a selection of the first frame, displaying a second frame, represented by a second bounded region, adjacent to the second frame, and displaying the displayed object in the second frame.09-18-2008
20130176472DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A digital photographing apparatus is provided that enlarges and displays one area of a subject to be photographed for a self-timer photographing standby time, as is a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus. The method includes: receiving a self-timer photographing input signal; enlarging and displaying one area of a displayed input image for a self-timer photographing standby time; and capturing the displayed input image after the self-timer photographing standby time elapses. The area of the subject to be photographed is enlarged and displayed for the self-timer photographing standby time so that a photographing state of the subject to be photographed may be checked and a desired image may be captured.07-11-2013
20130169848ELECTRONIC APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH FUNCTION FOR NOTIFYING ACCEPTANCE OF OPERATION, METHOD OF CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An electronic apparatus capable of reducing a time lag between an operation on an operation section and notification of acceptance of the operation. An audio codec section and a speaker perform notification indicating reception of the operation according to the operation performed on the operation section. A PLL circuit supplies the audio codec section and the speaker with a clock signal for causing the audio codec section and the speaker to operate. A system controller detects an approach of a finger for operating the operation section, to the operation section. Further, the system controller starts the PLL circuit or increases a clock frequency supplied from the PLL circuit, when the system controller detects that the distance between the finger and the operation section has become equal to or smaller than a first distance.07-04-2013
20130169849IMAGING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF CONCURRENTLY SHOOTING IMAGE DISPLAYED BY DISPLAY AND DETERMINED SUB-AREA DESIGNATED IN THE IMAGE - An imaging apparatus is capable of concurrently shooting an image displayed by a display and a determined sub-area designated in the image. The imaging apparatus includes an optical system that collects light from a subject for image formation, an imaging device that generates image data by photoelectrically converting the light, a display that can display an image corresponding to the image data, an input unit, an effective region determination unit that determines an effective region in which the determined sub-area can be set through input of a signal from the input unit, based on characteristic information of the optical system corresponding to a shooting condition, and a display control unit that causes the display to display information indicating the effective region in accordance with a result of determination by the effective region determination unit.07-04-2013
20090284635DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING OPTICAL ZOOM CAMERA MODULE - The display device contains a flat panel mounted in a frame and a camera module positioned inside a through opening in the top rim of the frame. A camera of the camera module is located at a lateral side of the camera module. With the increased space achieved, the camera is able to provide optical zoom capability. The top and bottom sides of the camera module are pin-joined to a top wall and a bottom wall of the through opening, respectively, so that the camera module could be revolved laterally inside the through opening of the flat panel's frame.11-19-2009
20120249856IMAGE CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGE CONTROL SYSTEM, AND DIGITAL CAMERA - The invention is provided with: an acquisition unit that acquires, from an external machine, image data as well as time data when an image based on the image data has been displayed on the external machine; a data memory unit that stores, for each unit of the image data, the image data and the time data acquired in the acquisition unit; and a prioritization determination unit that determines, on the basis of the time data, a prioritization of the image data stored in the data memory unit.10-04-2012
20130113974DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOBILE DEVICE - An apparatus and a method for controlling a display of a mobile device are provided. The method includes identifying a resolution of video data to be displayed in a video display mode, retrieving brightness control data corresponding to the identified resolution from a memory unit that stores a plurality of values of the brightness control data each of which corresponds to each of a plurality of resolution values, and sending the retrieved brightness control data to a display unit to display the video data with specific brightness determined based on the brightness control data.05-09-2013
20130113976IMAGING LENS, IMAGING APPARATUS AND PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - An imaging lens is provided and includes: in order from the object side, a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having a negative refractive power; a third lens having a concave surface on the image side near the optical axis and having a positive refractive power; a fourth lens having a positive refractive power near the optical axis; and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power near the optical axis. An image side surface of the fifth lens is concave near the optical axis and has a region where a negative power of the region decreases toward a periphery of the fifth lens as compared with a negative power near the optical axis.05-09-2013
20130093935CAMERA VIEWFINDER WITH CONTINUOUS VARIABLE ADJUSTABLE COLOUR TEMPERATURE - A viewfinder of an electronic camera includes a colour display monitor that is adapted to display a scene captured by an image sensor arrangement of the camera. The colour temperature of the viewfinder is continuously variable adjustable between a minimum and a maximum value. The colour temperature adjustment of the viewfinder does not affect the colour temperature of a video signal produced by the camera that is recorded or transmitted.04-18-2013
20130100331DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - Provided is a display device that processes images in a set cycle, creates image data for each frame or field and that has: a receiver that receives transmitted data from an imaging device that encodes image data as packets, creates transmission data and transmits said transmission data; a display processing unit that generates a display signal for display from the transmitted data; a measuring unit that measures the reception timing of specific packets among the transmitted data; a determination unit that determines the reception state of the specific packets and, based on the results of this determination, determines whether or not to use the received timing; and a processing unit that uses the reception timing and phase regulates the display signal if the determination unit determines to use the reception timing.04-25-2013
20130100330IMAGE PICKUP UNIT AND IMAGE PICKUP DISPLAY SYSTEM - An image pickup unit includes: an image pickup section including a plurality of pixels, the pixels each including a photoelectric transducer and a field-effect transistor; and a drive section switching the transistor between an on operation and an off operation to perform a read operation and a reset operation of a signal charge accumulated in each of the pixels. The transistor includes a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode with a semiconductor layer in between, the drive section applies a first voltage and a second voltage to the first gate electrode and the second gate electrode of the transistor, respectively, to switch the transistor between the on operation and the off operation, and the drive section adjusts timings of switching the first and second voltages between an on-voltage and an off-voltage, on-voltage values of the first and second voltages, or both thereof to be different from each other.04-25-2013
20110267527IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING TEMPORARY RECORDING MODE AND DIRECT RECORDING MODE - An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device acquiring a captured image on a subject; a display section; setting means for setting whether to make effective a temporary recording mode in which the captured image is temporarily recorded in a first storage section; if the temporary recording mode is effective, display control means for playback displaying the captured image recorded in the first storage section from when the temporary recording mode has been effective on the display section in response to an instruction operation of a user; and recording control means for recording an image specified by the user from the playback-displayed captured images in a second storage section as an image to be saved.11-03-2011
20130141622IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS, IMAGING LENS, AND IMAGE CAPTURE SYSTEM - An image capture system including an image capture apparatus and an imaging lens detachable from the image capture apparatus comprises an image capture unit which captures an image of an object, an aperture which adjusts an amount of light that enters the image capture unit; a stepping motor of a 1-2 phase driving type, which is configured to drive the aperture, and a control unit which controls to set the stepping motor in a current applied state when the aperture is stopped down, and to drive the aperture by a difference between an aperture value while the aperture is stopped down and an aperture value for still image capture, when a still image capture instruction is issued while the aperture is stopped down.06-06-2013
20130141623IMAGING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD IN IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes: a first display panel mounted on an apparatus casing so as to display images or data in a direction towards a user; a second display panel mounted on the apparatus casing so as to display images or data in a direction towards a subject; an imaging processor that performs a photoelectric conversion on incident light from the subject direction to obtain image signals; a person detector that detects whether or not a person is present in the subject direction; and a controller that allows images or data based on the image signals obtained by the imaging processor to be displayed on the first display panel and controls an operation of displaying the images or data based on the image signals obtained by the imaging processor on the second display panel in accordance with at least the detection results of the person detector.06-06-2013
20110216234VIDEO SCREEN WITH SIDE OPENING AND INNER CONNECTIONS - The invention relates to a viewing screen device, including a casing (09-08-2011
20110273605IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image display device includes a display unit configured to display at least an image and an icon relating to a predetermined setting, a touch panel which allows input of operations, and on which a predetermined inhibited area is set, and a control unit configured to perform control so that, after the control unit sets the predetermined inhibited area, when an operation has been input by the touch panel, the control unit determines whether or not the operation has been input within the predetermined inhibited area, and, in a case where the operation has been input within the predetermined inhibited area, by erasing the icon displayed by the display unit, a user is allowed to recognize that an unintended operation has been input within the predetermined inhibited area.11-10-2011
20110273604IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store attribute information about a person, an imaging unit configured to capture a subject to generate image data, and a display unit configured to display attribute information of a person included in an image represented by the image data generated by the imaging unit. The display unit stops displaying of the attribute information after a predetermined time elapses since a start of the displaying of the attribute information.11-10-2011
20080198253Viewfinder, and control method and imaging apparatus thereof - A viewfinder according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a display unit including a display surface on which a picture is displayed based on a picture signal supplied from an imaging apparatus; and an eyepiece unit, which is detachably attached to the display unit, configured to enlarge a picture displayed on the display surface to make the picture visually recognizable; wherein the display unit includes the display surface, a display control unit configured to display the picture on the display surface based on the picture signal, and a detecting unit configured to detect the presence/absence of attachment of the eyepiece unit; and wherein the display control unit is configured so as to laterally invert a picture to be displayed on the display surface based on the detection of the detecting unit, and also so as to change the brightness of a picture to be displayed on the display surface.08-21-2008
20110221948IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND ITS CONTROL METHOD - An image pickup apparatus controls in such a manner that if a touch applied to a touch operation member is detected by a detection unit arranged to detect a touch operation applied to the touch operation member, a photographic preparation unit makes an adjustment of a photographic setting, and after the touch, if the detection unit detects a predetermined touch operation and thereafter detects that the touch operation member loses the touch applied thereto, a photographic processing unit does not execute a photographic processing, while after the touch, if the detection unit detects that the touch operation member loses the touch applied thereto without detecting the predetermined touch operation, the photographic processing unit executes the photographic processing.09-15-2011
20110228155COSMETIC MIRROR AND ADJUSTING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A cosmetic mirror includes a mirror, a camera, a touch screen, and a processing unit. The mirror reflects a first image of a user. The camera captures a second image of the user. The processing unit detects the second image to locate a face region in the second image, and transmits a third image of the face region of the user to the touch screen. The touch screen displays the third image. The processing unit further controls the camera and the touch screen according to operations applied on the touch screen.09-22-2011
20120274829CAMERA BODY AND CAMERA SYSTEM - A camera body includes an imaging unit operable to generate image data by capturing an object image, a display unit operable to display an image based on the image data, and a controller operable to control the display unit. While the interchangeable lens is being demounted from the camera body, the controller controls the display unit to prohibit displaying the image based on the image data, and when the interchangeable lens is completely demounted from the camera body, the display unit displays the image.11-01-2012
20120274828IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image sensing apparatus that is capable of communicating with an external apparatus, comprising: an image sensing unit configured to sense an object and generate image data; an identification data generation unit configured to generate, from the image data, identification data for identifying a feature of the object; a storage unit configured to store the identification data; a display unit configured to display the image data; a communication unit configured to receive identification data for identifying a feature of an object captured by another image sensing apparatus during communication with the other image sensing apparatus; a determination unit configured to determine the image capture status of each object based on the identification data received by the communication unit; and a control unit configured to control the display unit to identifiably display the image capture status of each object determined by the determination unit.11-01-2012
20120274827IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An imaging apparatus receives an instruction to recapture an image last captured in a multiple exposure shooting mode after a first number of images in the multiple exposure shooting mode are acquired. The imaging apparatus generates an image into which an image captured in the multiple exposure shooting mode and a second number of images are multiple combined, the second number of images being the first number of images excluding the image last captured. The imaging apparatus displays, on a display unit, a first image obtained by multiple combining the first number of images and a second image obtained by multiple combining the second number of images after the first number of images are acquired in the multiple exposure shooting mode and before the instruction to recapture the image is received.11-01-2012
20120274826DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - When the display start instruction is received before an elapsed time since the immediately preceding display operation of the object was ended reaches a predetermined time, a range based on a display range, which was displayed on the display area at an end timing of the display operation, is decided as an initial display range. When the display start instruction is received after the elapsed time is the predetermined time or longer, a display range, which is decided based on predetermined criteria, is decided as an initial display range irrespective of the display range, which was displayed on the display area at the end timing of the display operation.11-01-2012
20120274825IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes a display unit configured to display an image based on the image information output from the imaging unit, and a controller configured to control a display operation of the display unit. When the operation section receives the instruction to perform the focus operation while the display unit is displaying an image, the controller controls the display unit to switch the display on the display unit from an image currently displayed to an enlarged image of a focus area in the image currently displayed. When a predetermined condition is satisfied after completion of the focus operation, the controller further controls the display unit to switch the display on the display unit from the enlarged image to an image with the same angle of view as that of the image displayed before the enlarged image.11-01-2012
20100309359Cleaning friendly camera privacy feature - Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, an appliance having a camera and camera window may include a shutter puck slidably disposed in a slot in which the camera window may be disposed. The puck may have a wiper pad that is capable of cleaning the camera window as the puck is slid within the slot from a camera on to a camera off or privacy position. The puck may comprise an at least partially deformable material so that the puck may be inserted into and/or removed from the slot by at least partially deforming the puck to allow the puck to be installed in or extracted from the slot. The puck may further include a grip rib structure or the like to allow a user to grasp the puck and slide the puck within the slot.12-09-2010
20110234878IMAGING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to output an image signal, a detection unit configured to detect a coordinate of a contact position of an instructing body with respect to a display unit which displays an image based on the image signal, and a control unit configured to acquire a starting point coordinate of a starting point which is a position where the instructing body comes into contact with the display unit and an end point coordinate of an end point which is a position where the instructing body loses contact with the display unit and, when the starting point coordinate or the end point coordinate is not at an end portion of a screen of the display unit, cause imaging assist information to be displayed in the display unit such that the imaging assist information reaches at least two end portions of the screen.09-29-2011
20120281129CAMERA CONTROL - Apparatus has at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-readable code stored thereon which when executed controls the at least one processor: to receive gestural data representing a user gesture made independently of any touch-based input interface of a device; to identify from the gestural data a corresponding camera command associated with the user gesture; and to output the identified camera command to control the at least one camera.11-08-2012
20120281128TAILORING AUDIO VIDEO OUTPUT FOR VIEWER POSITION AND NEEDS - An assembly that can determine position of a viewer of an audio video device and direct changes in audio and video output in response to azimuth, elevation, and range of the viewer in relation to the assembly. The assembly can also utilize facial recognition to direct changes in audio and video output in response to preprogrammed special needs of specific viewers.11-08-2012
20120281127DIGITAL CAMERA USER INTERFACE FOR TEXT ENTRY - A portable electronic device providing a user-specified input string, comprising: user controls enabling a user to select between at least an up input, a down input, a left input, a right input, and a confirmation input; and a program memory storing instructions configured to implement a method for providing a user-specified input string. The method includes: displaying a string input interface including a string entry section, and at least two independently scrollable character selection sections; accepting user input to sequentially select characters, wherein the up input and the down input are used to select a scrollable character selection section, the left input and the right input are used to scroll through the characters in the selected scrollable character selection section to select a particular character, and the confirmation input is used to add the selected particular character to the input string displayed in the string input section.11-08-2012
20130155306IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE HAVING AN EXPANSION DOCK - The present invention relates to a image capturing device having an expansion dock, which comprises: an image capturing device having a first connector; an expansion dock having a second connector for being connected with the first connector; a display device; a printed circuit board; and a drive unit; thereby enabling the image data captured by the image capturing device to be displayed on the display device or to be transmitted by a wireless communication module through connecting the first connector and the second connector.06-20-2013
20130182166DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A digital image processing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The digital image processing apparatus includes: a display controller for displaying first content on a display unit; and an image generator for generating second content based on a photographing signal input, which may be from a user, and third content related to the second content.07-18-2013
20130120632IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes a determining unit operable to determine whether a subject indicated by a feature quantity information extracted by an extracting unit is a same face indicated by a feature quantity information stored in a storing unit as the registration candidate, and a display unit operable to display a screen for prompting a user to perform an operation concerning registration in accordance with number of times the determining unit determines that the subject indicated by the feature quantity information extracted by the extracting unit is the same subject indicated by the feature quantity information stored in the storing unit as the registration candidate.05-16-2013
20130188082MONITOR FOR VIDEO CAMERA - There is provided a video camera monitor that is capable of turning on a tally lamp without troublesome wiring even when a video camera does not have a tally signal output terminal. The present invention provides a video camera monitor that includes a camera video input unit and a tally display controller. The camera video input unit receives a camera video signal including a REC RUN time code, and the tally display controller controls tally display. The tally display controller controls the tally display based on whether the REC RUN time code is being advanced.07-25-2013
20130188080WEARABLE DEVICE WITH INPUT AND OUTPUT STRUCTURES - An electronic device includes a band configured to be worn on the head of a user. The band has a central portion and first and second temple portions extending therefrom. The central portion is configured to contact a portion of the face of a user, and the temple portions are configured to contact portions of the head of the user near ears thereof. An operational unit having a display element is affixed to the first temple portion and includes a housing having an arm defining a longitudinal axis. The housing also includes an elbow portion defining a display end that supports the display element such that it extends along a display axis angled with respect to the longitudinal axis and such that the display element is positionable over an eye of the user. Image generating means are disposed within the housing for generating an image presentable on the display element.07-25-2013
20130188083System and Method for Illuminating and Identifying a Person - A system and method for capturing an image for biometric identification. To obtain the image, a person stands or moves in a target zone. A flash element provides an incoherent flash of light through an aperture. The flash is filtered to produce filtered light. The filtered light has primary wavelengths no longer than that of blue light. The filtered light is not perceived well by the human eye due to its short duration, color and small point of origin. The intensity of the filtered light at the target area surpasses the intensity of all ambient light. In this manner, a person in the target area will always be properly illuminated, even if that person were backlit by full sunlight. An image of the person is taken with a camera. The image is analyzed to obtain any biometric patterns that can be used for identification.07-25-2013
20130188081HANDHELD DEVICE WITH TOUCH CONTROLS THAT RECONFIGURE IN RESPONSE TO THE WAY A USER OPERATES THE DEVICE - A system is described for reconfiguring touch controls on a device, such as a cell phone, in reaction to a user's changing mode of operation. For example, a standard display of icons that works well in two-handed operation may not work as well for one-handed operation where the user tries to operate the controls with a thumb of the holding hand. A device can detect that the user is trying to operate the controls with a thumb of the holding hand and the controls can be reconfigured to be more suitable for thumb operation. Reconfiguration can also occur in other modes of operation, such as when the user is using a stylus, multiple fingers of a second (non-holding hand), fingers on both hands, etc. In some embodiments, detection of the mode of operation can be automatic such as where a camera takes an image to determine the mode.07-25-2013
20120013781Electronic Apparatus and Portable Telephone - This portable telephone includes a body portion, a display portion, a stylus pen and a penholder, and is so formed that the user can move the stylus pen held in the penholder to a standing position where the stylus pen functions as a stand and to a stored position where the stylus pen is arranged when in an unused state neither employed as an input pen nor functioning as the stand.01-19-2012
20120287323IMAGING APPARATUS WITH DUAL SWITCHABLE BEAM DEFLECTORS - A switchable imaging apparatus having an image display mode and an image capture mode, comprising: a display screen providing a first display state and a second transparent state; a first optical beam deflector switchable between a first non-deflecting state and a second deflecting state wherein imaging light from a first scene on a first side of display screen is deflected into a camera positioned in a location peripheral to the display screen; a second optical beam deflector switchable between a first non-deflecting state and a second deflecting state wherein imaging light from a second scene on a second side of display screen is deflected into a camera positioned in a location peripheral to the display screen; and a controller for controlling the state of the display screen and the first and second optical beam deflectors, thereby providing the image display mode and the image capture mode.11-15-2012
20120019701CAMERA WITH MONITOR - A monitor with a large screen is provided at the back of the camera. In the recording mode, a preview image or a captured image is displayed in a part of the monitor where there is little possibility of being covered by the hand of the operator. In the reproducing mode, a reproduced image is displayed on substantially the entire screen of the monitor. A touch panel is provided over the monitor, and operation buttons such as a zoom operation button and an exposure correcting button are displayed on a part of the monitor where no image is displayed in the recording mode. Therefore, the part of the monitor can also be used as a camera operational part.01-26-2012
20130194478RECEIVING DEVICE AND TRANSMITTING DEVICE - A receiving device provided with: a receiving unit for receiving image data from a transmitting device with which the receiving device has established wireless communication; a display unit for displaying setting data for a different transmitting device from the aforementioned transmitting device to establish wireless communication with the receiving device and the image data; and a display control unit for controlling the display of the display unit such that, in the frames displayed before and after a frame containing the setting data, the image data is displayed in the same display region as the display region for the display unit in which the setting data is displayed.08-01-2013
20130194477LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - A light emitting apparatus having organic EL elements is provided. The first optical length L08-01-2013
20130194476ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An electronic apparatus includes a first operation unit and second operation unit, and performs the first function in accordance with an operation to the first operation unit and an operation to the second operation unit. When an instruction to perform the first function is accepted from an operation to the first operation unit, the electronic apparatus displays first operational display items for accepting, from an operation to the first operation unit, an instruction to perform the second function different from the first function. When an instruction to perform the first function is accepted from an operation to the second operation unit, the electronic apparatus displays second operational display items for accepting, from an operation to the second operation unit, an instruction to perform the second function.08-01-2013
20130194475DIGITAL CAMERA - A digital camera includes an image sensor, a display device which displays a live-view display of an object image, an autofocus adjuster which detects a focal state and brings a specified object image into an in-focus state by moving a focal-adjusting lens group of a photographing lens, a focus lock-on device which prohibits the focal-adjusting lens group from moving and enters a focus locked-on state when the autofocus adjuster brings the specified object image into an in-focus state, a focus lock-on detector, and a distinguishing-display controller. When the focus lock-on detector detects a focus locked-on state, the distinguishing-display controller performs image processing on part or the entirety of the specified object image, and a peaking display of the specified object image is displayed on the display device.08-01-2013
20130100329IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup portion which generates an image signal of a subject, a scenario setting portion which sets a photography scenario defining a plurality of reference scenes to be photographed, a verifying portion which verify photography scene of the image pickup portion with each of the reference scenes, a managing portion which manages a photography completion status of an image corresponding to each of the reference scenes, and a notification portion which performs notification corresponding to a result of verification by the verifying portion and a result of management by the managing portion.04-25-2013
20120086846Interface system of an image-capturing device - An interface system of an image-capturing device is disclosed, which is set on a hand-held image-capturing device. The interface system of an image-capturing device includes a display unit, a touch sensor unit, and a control unit. The display unit displays a variety of setting pictures of the image-capturing device. The touch sensor unit senses a touch of a user so as to change the setting pictures displayed on the display unit. The control unit is connected with the display unit and the touch sensor unit, for controlling the operation of the image-capturing device. The disclosed interface system of an image-capturing device enables the user to adjust various kinds of exposure parameters quickly and intuitively.04-12-2012

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