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1 US2020084390A1
ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME AND STORAGE MEDIUM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020084390A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-12 Application Number: 16/563,441 Filing Date: 2019-09-06 Inventor: Sato, Ayumi   Ise, Toshimichi   Yoshikawa, Akio   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: There is provided with an electronic apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a first number of values related to a specific function, the first number of values each being able to take one of N values, and a display control unit configured to perform control to display a first number of display items, each display item corresponding to a respective one of the first number of values acquired by the acquisition unit, each of the first number of display items being able to represent one of n values, where n is smaller than N. A value represented by each display item is determined according to a plurality of values other than the value corresponding to the display item out of the first number of values acquired by the acquisition unit.
2 US2020195842A1
INFORMATION PUSHING METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND SERVER
Publication/Patent Number: US2020195842A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-18 Application Number: 16/800,202 Filing Date: 2020-02-25 Inventor: Zuo, Hongtao   Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An information pushing method, a storage medium, a terminal device and a server are provided. The method is performed by the terminal device, including: starting a camera in that the terminal device upon detecting that a preset region in an interaction interface is selected. The interaction interface is displayed on an upper layer of an information display interface, and the information display interface is used for displaying push information. The method also includes transmitting an image captured by the camera to the server; obtaining a processing instruction returned by the server; and updating at least one of the interaction interface or the information display interface according to the processing instruction, including: when the server determines that the image satisfies a preset requirement, stopping displaying the push information on the information display interface according to the processing instruction.
3 US2020162669A1
IMAGE STABILIZATION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020162669A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-21 Application Number: 16/680,835 Filing Date: 2019-11-12 Inventor: Shirai, Kunihiro   Kano, Akira   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An image stabilization apparatus comprising: a calculator that calculates a drive amount for correcting blur by moving a position of an image sensor, that photoelectrically converts light incident through an optical system and outputs an image signal, on a plane perpendicular to an optical axis of the optical system in accordance with a detected blur amount; and calculates, for each of a plurality of states of the optical system and a plurality of states of an image capturing apparatus, an allowable drive amount of the image sensor corresponding to optical characteristics information and a state of the optical system and a state of the image sensor. The calculator calculates the drive amount within the allowable drive amount.
4 US2020169659A1
METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE CAMERA CONTROL WITH INTENTION BASED CONTROLS AND MACHINE LEARNING VISION STATE MANAGEMENT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020169659A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-28 Application Number: 16/778,316 Filing Date: 2020-01-31 Inventor: Abbas, Ghafran   Assignee: American Well Corporation   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to receive an intent command from a control device. The processor is configured to identify, based on the intent command, a first portion of an image captured by a first image capture device and to identify, using video analytics, a second portion of the image captured by the first image capture device. The second portion is included in an image captured by a second image capture device at a first time. The processor is configured to calculate an offset between the first portion and the second portion using the image captured by the first image capture device. The processor is configured to send a signal to adjust using the offset the second image capture device to capture an image including the first portion at a second time after the first time.
5 US2020186692A1
INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020186692A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-11 Application Number: 16/789,846 Filing Date: 2020-02-13 Inventor: Kamiya, Takeshi   Sugimoto, Masahiko   Ishii, Yoshiaki   Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An information processing apparatus 14 includes a reception unit 22 that receives information based on a captured image obtained by an imaging device, an extraction unit 28 that extract a plurality of image data of which a degree of similarity with a subject specified by the information received by the reception unit 22 is equal to or greater than a predetermined value from a first image data group obtained by the bracket imaging and/or a second image data group obtained by non-bracket imaging which are accumulated in advance, a generation unit 30 that generates the imaging condition of the bracket imaging by using the plurality of image data extracted by the extraction unit 28, and a transmission unit 32 that transmits the imaging condition of the bracket imaging generated by the generation unit 30 to the imaging device.
6 US2020186699A1
Adaptive Trail Cameras
Publication/Patent Number: US2020186699A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-11 Application Number: 16/724,367 Filing Date: 2019-12-22 Inventor: Hlatky, Joseph F.   Thomas, Jr. Steven D.   Assignee: Hlatky, Joseph F.   Thomas, JR., Steven D.   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: Example techniques are disclosed for altering trail camera settings when deployed. For example, settings relating to triggering functionality, time lapse functionality, image resolution, motion sensor sensitivity, flash intensity, and other camera functions can be altered. The settings can be altered based on environmental conditions such as weather and ambient noise. The settings can also be altered based on trail camera conditions such as available battery capacity or image storage capacity. The trail camera settings can also be altered based on images obtained by the trail camera, with or without analyzing content of the images.
7 US2020204730A1
IMAGING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020204730A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-25 Application Number: 16/702,970 Filing Date: 2019-12-04 Inventor: Matsumoto, Ryohei   Kariyazaki, Taku   Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imager and an image converter. The imager captures an image of a subject to generate original image data representing the image captured with a predetermined resolution. The image converter performs a predetermined conversion process on the original image data. The image converter reduces a resolution of the original image data to generate first image data representing an entire image represented by the original image data with a resolution being lower than the resolution of the original image data. The image converter clips a part of the image represented by the original image data to generate second image data representing the part of the image clipped from the entire image represented by the original image data.
8 US2020137280A1
Optical Jitter Estimation
Publication/Patent Number: US2020137280A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-30 Application Number: 16/667,304 Filing Date: 2019-10-29 Inventor: Yingling, Adam J.   Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a method of estimating optical jitter, the methods comprising the steps of: capturing an image in a series of consecutive frames; iteratively characterizing one or more optical parameters of the captured image over the consecutive frames; and based on the one or more optical parameters, executing time domain analysis to decompose optical disturbance into drift and jitter.
9 US2020120282A1
IMAGE STABILIZATION FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES SUCH AS CAMERAS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020120282A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-16 Application Number: 16/516,850 Filing Date: 2019-07-19 Inventor: Guo, Kai   Choi, Seung-won   Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An electronic device includes an image sensor configured to receive light that is incident on the electronic device through a lens and generate image data, a gyroscope configured to generate rotation motion data of the electronic device, and an image stabilizer configured to generate translation motion data of the electronic device based on the image data received from the image sensor and to generate a stabilized image by compensating for a motion of the electronic device while capturing the image, such as vibration of a handheld device. The stabilized image is generated based on filtered translation motion data obtained by performing a first filtering operation on the translation motion data and filtered rotation motion data obtained by performing a second filtering operation on the rotation motion data received from the gyroscope.
10 US2020137309A1
OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION TECHNIQUES
Publication/Patent Number: US2020137309A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-30 Application Number: 16/175,692 Filing Date: 2018-10-30 Inventor: Kulik, Victor   Soman, Mehul   Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An optical image stabilization (OIS) of a camera system includes a controller, a lens and an image stabilizing arrangement (ISA), including one or both of an actuator mechanically coupled with the lens. The controller is configured to: (1) receive measured accelerometer data relating to camera orientation with respect to a gravitational field and causes the actuator to locate the lens at a gravity-adjusted neutral position; and/or (2) synchronously relocate, during a time interval that falls at least partially between a first successive frame and a second successive frame, one or both of the camera lens and an image sensor by controlling a slew motion of the camera lens or image sensor, monitor and controls one or more of exposure time, effective readout time, lens relocation time and frame period, and rebalance the auto exposure algorithm such that the exposure time is less than a critical value.
11 US2020120263A1
Method for Focusing Control, Mobile Terminal and Non-Transitory Storage Medium
Publication/Patent Number: US2020120263A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-16 Application Number: 16/714,507 Filing Date: 2019-12-13 Inventor: Li, Xiaopeng   Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: A method for focus control and a mobile terminal are disclosed. The method includes recognizing whether a face region appears in a preview window in a photographing preview mode; acquiring a preset travel path of the lens that matches with the face region in response to an area of the face region being less than a first preset value, wherein a start point of the preset travel path is a first position, an end point of the preset travel path is a second position close to the far focus position, and the first position is not coincident with the second position; and focusing on the face region following the movement between the first position and the second position along the optical axis according to the preset travel path.
12 US2020014840A1
IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020014840A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-09 Application Number: 16/572,376 Filing Date: 2019-09-16 Inventor: Furumochi, Hiroyuki   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An image sensor outputs captured image data by discriminating whether to add a result of an imaging plane phase difference AF calculation to a top of the captured image data or whether to add the result to an end of the captured image data, thus reducing a time lag between exposure and focus position movement.
13 US2020021735A1
IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGE-CAPTURING CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020021735A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-16 Application Number: 16/495,155 Filing Date: 2018-01-22 Inventor: Torita, Ryosuke   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method that enable capturing of an image according to a timing of image-capturing operation by making a release time lag constant. The apparatus includes: an imaging element; and a control unit that performs output control of a synchronization signal that defines processing timing of the imaging element, in which the control unit outputs a first additional synchronization signal to the imaging element at an end timing of exposure preparation processing started in response to image-capturing operation. The imaging element starts exposure processing of a captured image corresponding to the image-capturing operation in response to input of the first additional synchronization signal. Moreover, the control unit outputs a second additional synchronization signal to the imaging element at an end timing of a period of exposure of the exposure processing of the captured image, and the imaging element starts output of a photoelectric conversion signal obtained by the exposure processing in response to input of the second additional synchronization signal.
14 US2020014850A1
Electronic Apparatus and Mobile Terminal
Publication/Patent Number: US2020014850A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-09 Application Number: 16/505,027 Filing Date: 2019-07-08 Inventor: Zhang, Gong   Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An electronic apparatus may include a processor, a gyro, and an imaging module. The imaging module may be arranged separately from the gyro and the processor, and include a shell and a light reflection element, a mounting base, an image sensor and a driving device received in the shell. The light reflection element may be fixed on the mounting base and configured to reflect light incident from the light incident hole to reach the image sensor, so that the image sensor may sense the external light of the imaging module. Based on feedback data sent from the gyro, the processor may control the driving device to drive the mounting base carrying the light reflection element to rotate around a rotation axis, to achieve the optical image stabilization along an axial direction of the light incident hole. The rotation axis is perpendicular to the axial direction of the light incident hole.
15 US10771687B2
Image capturing apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium
Publication/Patent Number: US10771687B2 Publication Date: 2020-09-08 Application Number: 16/430,862 Filing Date: 2019-06-04 Inventor: Uchihara, Masato   Hara, Takayuki   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit, a first recording unit configured to record, in a temporary storage, a plurality of images obtained by continuous shooting performed by the image capturing unit, a second recording unit configured to record, in a recording medium, the images recorded in the temporary storage, and a control unit configured to perform control to, in a case where a first operation and a second operation by a user are accepted when an image is being recorded in the recording medium, discard the images recorded in the temporary storage and stop a process of recording the image in the recording medium.
16 US2020288055A1
GAME CAMERA
Publication/Patent Number: US2020288055A1 Publication Date: 2020-09-10 Application Number: 16/811,601 Filing Date: 2020-03-06 Inventor: Varnum, Ryan   Kinney, Timothy S.   Martin, Kyle   Smith, Curtis   Kinamore, Matthew   Tayon, James   Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: A camera including first and second modules combinable to form the camera. The first module can be a camera module, and the second module can be a camera control module. In one embodiment, the camera module includes an image sensor, light source, and motion sensor, and the camera control module includes a power source receiver, camera control system, and image storage device port. The camera control module can be used separated from the camera module for functions such as viewing and editing images or camera settings.
17 CN108111768B
控制对焦的方法、装置、电子设备及计算机可读存储介质
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Publication/Patent Number: CN108111768B Publication Date: 2020-09-22 Application Number: 201810096897.0 Filing Date: 2018-01-31 Inventor: 张弓   Assignee: OPPO广东移动通信有限公司   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: 本申请实施例涉及一种控制对焦的方法、装置、电子设备及计算机可读存储介质。上述方法,包括:采集待拍摄图像;通过卷积神经网络对所述待拍摄图像进行人脸检测,提取所述待拍摄图像的人脸特征,所述卷积神经网络为根据人脸数据集训练得到;根据所述人脸特征构建人脸曲面图;确定所述人脸曲面图的对焦点,并根据所述对焦点对所述待拍摄图像进行对焦。上述控制对焦的方法、装置、电子设备及计算机可读存储介质,可以提高对图像中的人脸进行对焦时的准确度,并加快对焦速度。
18 CN109120851B
一种图像处理方法、装置及电子设备
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Publication/Patent Number: CN109120851B Publication Date: 2020-09-22 Application Number: 201811105878.6 Filing Date: 2018-09-21 Inventor: 邝平   Assignee: 维沃移动通信有限公司   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: 本申请公开了一种图像处理方法、装置及电子设备。方法包括:通过至少一个第一对象对应的第一图像,获取至少一个第二对象对应的第二图像,其中,述第二图像基于所述至少一个第二对象在所述第一图像中的预留位置生成;基于所述第一图像和所述第二图像,合成包括所述至少一个第一对象和所述至少一个第二对象的图像。本申请中,具有第一对象的第一图像为第二图像中的第二对象提供了预留位置,从而使得第一对象和第二对象在合成至同一图像后,分别处于图像中合适的位置,进而消除合成带来的违和感。
19 EP3697080A3
ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AUTO FOCUSING THEREOF
Publication/Patent Number: EP3697080A3 Publication Date: 2020-09-02 Application Number: 20157614.7 Filing Date: 2020-02-17 Inventor: Yim, Sungjun   Park, Jaehee   Lee, Soyoung   Lee, Seungho   Lee, Yonggu   Lee, Kihuk   Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An electronic device includes a camera, a sensor for detecting a distance value relative to an object, a memory for storing calibration data for correcting a lens location of the camera based on the distance value detected by the sensor, and a processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to determine the lens location of the camera based on the distance value when the camera is operated, obtain lens location data for the distance value and the determined lens location, update the calibration data based on the lens location data, and determine the lens location of the camera based on the updated calibration data.
20 US2020314323A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PARTIAL MATCHING OF CONTROL SETTINGS ACROSS CAMERAS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020314323A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-01 Application Number: 16/832,468 Filing Date: 2020-03-27 Inventor: Van, Geel Martinus Wilhelmus Cornelis   Vogel, Arie Christiaan   Van, Diepen Wilhelmus Nicolaas Jozef   Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: A system is provided for partial matching of settings across cameras. The system includes a camera setting controller that controls control elements of a target camera for capturing video content of a scene. Moreover, a transfer module detects a request to transfer settings from a reference camera to the target camera and a look determiner determines a look of a scene of the video content being captured by the at least one target camera. The transfer module retrieves the control elements of the reference camera and related image capture control settings that correspond to the obtained image capture control settings of the at least one target camera. The transfer module then transfers the image capture control settings of the control elements from the reference camera to the target camera, such that the settings are applied to the target camera to modify the capturing of video content of the scene.