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US20140078349 IMAGING SYSTEMS WITH CROSSTALK CALIBRATION PIXELS  
An image sensor may include crosstalk calibration pixels. Crosstalk calibration pixels may include exposed pixels and shielded pixels. Exposed pixels may be partially or completely surrounded by...
US20120274817 METHOD OF SELECTIVE APERTURE SHARPENING AND HALO SUPPRESSION USING CHROMA ZONES IN CMOS IMAGERS  
A method of suppressing a dark halo in an imager includes the steps of: extracting an edge value from an image; determining a chroma zone associated with the edge value extracted from the image;...
US20110228141 DISTANCE ACQUISITION DEVICE, LENS CORRECTING SYSTEM AND METHOD APPLYING THE DISTANCE ACQUISITION DEVICE  
A distance acquisition device is for acquiring a first rounded distance from a reference point to a basis point, and for subsequently acquiring a second rounded distance from an adjacent point to...
US20110267505 PIXEL WITH REDUCED 1/F NOISE  
A pixel is provided, comprising at least one transistor, the pixel being arranged for cycling the at least one transistor between two or more bias states, e.g. inversion and accumulation, during a...
US20120281121 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVE PIXEL BINNING  
An output level of a pixel is determined using a reflected light reflected against an object. Pixel binning is selectively performed according to the output level of the pixel.
US20150256772 Systems and Methods for Reducing Noise in Video Streams  
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for denoising a video stream of a camera. A current frame of the video stream and a temporally adjacent frame of the video stream that has been previously...
US20140078347 Systems and Methods for Reducing Noise in Video Streams  
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for denoising a video stream of a camera. A current frame of the video stream and a temporally adjacent frame of the video stream that has been previously...
US20080055431 Dark frame subtraction using multiple dark frames  
The specification and drawings present a new method, apparatus and software product for a dark frame subtraction using multiple dark frames by storing only one frame at a time, i.e., using only...
US20120092532 IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SWITCHABLE IMPEDANCE TO GROUND  
This is generally directed to a switchable impedance to ground. In particular, a pixel array can be coupled to and surrounded by a ground ring. The ground ring can be coupled to a switchable...
US20110085729 DE-NOISING METHOD AND RELATED APPARATUS FOR IMAGE SENSOR  
A de-noising method includes: comparing a pixel value of a target pixel with pixel values of a plurality of nearby pixels, wherein each of the target pixel and the nearby pixels corresponds to a...
US20100033604 Digital imaging system for correcting image aberrations  
A system is disclosed for the automated correction of optical and digital aberrations in a digital imaging system. The system includes (a) digital filters, (b) hardware modifications and (c)...
US20110187902 DENOISING CFA IMAGES USING WEIGHTED PIXEL DIFFERENCES  
A method for reducing noise in an image captured using a digital image sensor having pixels being arranged in a rectangular minimal repeating unit, comprising: computing first weighted pixel...
US20130182152 CAMERA AUTOFOCUS ADAPTIVE BLUR MATCHING MODEL FITTING  
Autofocusing is performed in response to a weighted sum of previous blur difference depth estimates after being adaptively fitted at each focus adjustment iteration. Variance is also determined...
US20110090374 SUB-FRAME TAPERED RESET  
Systems and methods are provided that facilitate employing a plurality of independent reset buses for a column of pixels in a pixel array of a CMOS sensor imager. Utilization of the plurality of...
US20120133799 RADIATION SENSOR  
A radiation sensor includes first and second pixels with a radiation absorption filter positioned over the first pixel and an interference filter positioned over both the first and second pixels....
US20090244328 IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF  
An image pickup device is provided, capable of complete correction with data of once analog-to-digital conversion, and prevention of excess use of switches and analog devices and/or erroneous...
US20110001850 Automatic Redeye Detection  
Candidate redeye areas (24) are determined in an input image (20). In this process, a respective set of one or more redeye metric values (28) is associated with each of the candidate redeye areas...
US20080309791 VIDEO CAMERA AND FLICKER REDUCTION METHOD IN VIDEO CAMERA  
To reduce flicker appropriately according to illumination condition of an imaging subject, a video camera is provided. The video camera includes an imaging unit for generating a subject image; a...
US20050163498 User interface for automatic red-eye removal in a digital image  
A user interface for red-eye removal allows a user selectively to accept or reject red-eye removal in candidate red-eye regions that are automatically detected in a digital image and presented to...
US20080129851 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel unit which is composed of a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix, each pixel circuit outputting an analog signal by performing...
US20130141615 System And Method For Utilizing Scene Detection In A Depth Estimation Procedure  
A system and method for performing a depth estimation procedure includes a camera device with a sensor device for capturing blur images of a photographic target. Each of the captured blur images...
US20050030392 Method for eliminating blooming streak of acquired image  
A method for eliminating blooming streak of an acquired image is capable of eliminating blooming streaks in the acquired image photographing an object together with a light source by mutually...
US20100033596 SOLID-STATE IMAGE-CAPTURING APPARATUS, CAMERA, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING SIGNAL  
A solid-state image-capturing apparatus that converts light, which is reflected from a subject, into an electrical signal, includes an image processing unit that performs edge enhancement on a...
US20090079851 Video signal compensation circuit assembly  
A video signal compensation circuit assembly is disclosed to include a video signal compensator electrically connected to a computer through a standard VGA cable to compensate for the video signal...
US20090180008 Automatic calibration for camera lens distortion correction  
A method and apparatus for providing a distortion corrected video signal. A camera is directed toward a test pattern for producing a raw video signal. An image processor is operatively connected...
US20130033622 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION ARTIFACT CORRECTION IN HDR VIDEO  
A method and system of correcting motion artifacts are provided for video captured from interlaced multiple exposure sensors. The following are included: (a) motion artifacts detection of a pixel...
US20080218607 DISTORTION CORRECTION FOR PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE  
A photographing device comprises a lens and a camera. The camera body has an imaging device and an image-processing unit that performs distortion correction on the basis of information regarding...
US20110025887 CORRECTION METHOD  
A correction value for luminance correction is determined by: measuring a luminance value of each of display elements by displaying a first image including luminance unevenness caused by...
US20100309341 Black Level Compensation Circuit  
A black level compensation (BLC) circuit is disclosed. The BLC circuit includes a switched-capacitor (SC) integrator configured to compensate a readout amplifier of an image sensor. An output of...
US20090051782 FLICKER CORRECTING METHOD, FLICKER CORRECTING CIRCUIT, AND IMAGING DEVICE USING THEM  
An arithmetic processing section executes an arithmetic process on a flicker correction signal output from a flicker correction signal outputting section and corresponding to the flicker component...
US20120120285 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECONFIGURING TIME OF FLIGHT SHOT MODE  
A method and apparatus for configuring Time Of Flight sensor and data transfer for dynamically reconfigurable sensor mode change depending on scene characteristics. The method includes configuring...
US20120140098 STUDIO BOOTH CONFIGURED TO PRODUCE ILLUSION THAT CUSTOMER IS PHOTOGRAPHED IN DIFFERENT LOCALE  
A method of producing a performance in an enclosure including: providing an audio and video system for recording the performance, providing a computer system for displaying a performance backdrop...
US20140247365 TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTIVE NOISE REDUCTION AND IMAGING SYSTEM CHARACTERIZATION  
Various techniques are disclosed for reducing spatial and temporal noise in captured images. In one example, temporal noise may be filtered while still retaining temporal responsivity in filtered...
US20140362260 PIXEL ARRAYS & IMAGING DEVICES WITH REDUCED BLOOMING, CONTROLLERS & METHODS  
A pixel array includes regular pixels for imaging, and special pixel sites interspersed among the regular pixels. When the regular pixels become saturated from bright illumination, at least some...
US20100302413 FILTER CIRCUIT, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM  
A filter circuit includes: a first weight-coefficient calculating unit calculating first weight coefficients concerning pixel levels in a first pixel and second pixels surrounding the first pixel;...
US20100060754 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGING SYSTEM AND DRIVING METHOD FOR SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging apparatus, an imaging system and a driving method for the solid-state imaging apparatus that can reduce jaggy while increasing speed of operation for reading out signals are...
US20130271626 METHOD OF REDUCING COLUMN FIXED PATTERN NOISE  
A method of reducing column fixed pattern noise including calibrating a readout circuit, wherein the readout circuit is electrically connected to at least one programmable gain amplifier and an...
US20090190007 Adaptive Neighborhood Filtering (ANF) System and Method for 3D Time of Flight Cameras  
A method for filtering distance information from a 3D-measurement camera system comprises comparing amplitude and/or distance information for pixels to adjacent pixels and averaging distance...
US20120120283 RAPID AUTO-FOCUS USING CLASSIFIER CHAINS, MEMS AND/OR MULTIPLE OBJECT FOCUSING  
A smart-focusing technique includes identifying an object of interest, such as a face, in a digital image. A focus-generic classifier chain is applied that is trained to match both focused and...
US20140368700 EXAMPLE-BASED CROSS-MODAL DENOISING  
A method for cross-modal signal denoising, the method comprising using at least one hardware processor for: providing a first multi-modal signal comprising at least two relatively clear...
US20090033763 Flicker Correcting Device and Flicker Correcting Method  
Provided are a flicker correcting device and a flicker correcting method which are capable of reducing the frequency of occurrence of a flicker during detection of the flicker. A nonvolatile...
US20120133800 Offset Canceling Circuit, Sampling Circuit and Image Sensor  
An offset canceling circuit stores charge corresponding to a voltage difference between a reset voltage received from a unit pixel and a reference voltage, thereby canceling an offset of the unit...
US20090231471 CORRECTION APPROXIMATING STRAIGHT LINE GROUP INFORMATION GENERATING METHOD OF MULTI-DIVIDED READING CCD, AND CORRECTION PROCESSING DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MULTI-DIVIDED READING CCD  
To make it possible to cope with an error in a hue or the like in the case of using such a CCD of lower quality or an analog circuit of lower quality as might otherwise raise a problem in the hue,...
US20110102645 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELIMINATING ARTIFACTS IN ACTIVE PIXEL SENSOR (APS) IMAGERS  
An active pixel sensor (APS) that includes circuitry to eliminate artifacts in digital images. The APS includes a comparator for comparing a signal level from a pixel to an adjusted saturation...
US20090180009 SYSTEM WHICH ALTERNATES BETWEEN DISPLAYING AND CAPTURING IMAGES  
A combined video display and image capture system and method are disclosed. In one embodiment the system alternates between the capture period of the camera (306) and the image display (302)...
US20080231732 Streaking correction signal generating circuit, streaking correction signal generating method, program, streaking correcting circuit, and imaging device  
A streaking correction signal generating circuit includes a light-shield waveform detecting unit configured to detect signal levels of respective lines in a horizontal light shield by using an...
US20110032391 Image Sensor with Peripheral Dummy Pixels  
An image sensor with an active pixel array and peripheral dummy pixels is disclosed. The dummy pixels are located between (a) at least a portion of the active pixel array and (b) undesired or...
US20120206628 NOISE SUPPRESSION  
A method and apparatus apply one of a plurality of different levels of noise suppression to a pixel based on a difference between illuminance values for the pixel in the presence of (a) both a...
US20120154641 TUNABLE GAUSSIAN FILTERS  
Tunable Gaussian filters enable imaging effects to be applied to images and videos in orientations other than standard symmetric, 0 degree orientations and 90 degree orientations. The tunable...
US20080252755 IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD  
An imaging method is provided. The imaging method includes the steps of: carrying out a nonlinear correction on an imaging signal obtained from an image sensor where imaging light is converted...