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US20140350395 System for Imaging Lesions Aligning Tissue Surfaces  
Methods, compositions and systems are provided for the imaging of cavity/tissue lesions, including without limitation cavity/tissue malignant lesions, e.g. cancers of the skin, mouth, colon,...
US20110013072 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUAL FOCUSING IN PORTABLE TERMINAL  
A method and apparatus for manual focusing in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes providing a user interface for determining a focusing area and a focusing level to a screen,...
US20140132822 MULTI-RESOLUTION DEPTH-FROM-DEFOCUS-BASED AUTOFOCUS  
A hierarchical method of achieving auto focus using depth from defocus is described herein. The depth from defocus technique is performed hierarchically in the resolution that is determined to be...
US20110310288 METHOD OF DETERMINING AUTO-FOCUSING FAILURE  
There is provided a method of determining an auto-focusing failure in which the auto-focusing failure may be rapidly determined even in the case that a lens moving for auto-focusing does not...
US20080218625 CAMERA HAVING AN OPTICAL FINDER  
A camera according to the present invention includes a picture-taking lens unit including a picture-taking optical system having a bending optical system which optically bends incident light and...
US20120218456 AUTO-FOCUS TRACKING  
An apparatus and method for supporting augmented reality or other computer vision applications are presented. Embodiments enable communication between natural feature and auto-focus engines to...
US20110122277 FOCUS ADJUSTMENT BASED ON INDICATOR OF RANDOMNESS OF PIXEL VALUES  
A circuit for auto-focus adjustment includes a calculating unit configured to calculate an indicator of randomness of pixel values in a captured image, a direction determining unit configured to...
US20050140815 Camera, 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...
US20150138427 LOCATION-TAG CAMERA FOCUSING SYSTEMS  
A system for improved camera focusing systems using subject location tags. More particularly, the disclosed subject matter relates to providing a system comprising camera accessories and in-lens...
US20100073548 IMAGE SENSOR INSPECTION AND CLEANING DEVICE  
A loupe for use in conjunction with a digital SLR camera. The loupe is designed to couple to the lens mount of a camera to enable detection of any dust particles or other debris present on...
US20070258006 Solid state camera optics frame and assembly  
Embodiments of a solid-state camera system, particularly an imager module and an associated assembly method are described herein. Embodiments of the imager module include an optics frame...
US20090021624 Camera module back-focal length adjustment method and ultra compact components packaging  
The present invention relates to methods of manufacturing ultra-compact camera modules, adjusting them, post production, to precise focal point settings, and sealing the precisely aligned assembly...
US20150201112 CAMERA MODULE  
A camera module may include: a frame having an opening formed therein; an auto-focusing unit mounted on the frame; and a position adjusting part formed in the auto-focusing unit. A distance from...
US20130093936 ENERGY DISPERSION DEVICE  
The invention provides an energy dispersion device, spectrograph and method that can be used to evaluate the composition of matter on site without the need for specialized training or expensive...
US20090181729 DEVICE CASE WITH OPTICAL LENSES  
A carrying case for a portable electronic device such as a digital music player or mobile telephone having a digital camera includes a lens for modifying an optical input of the digital camera....
US20130135530 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRIGGERING AN OUT OF FOCUS ALERT  
In order to trigger an out of focus alert when the focus level of a video frame meets a focus criteria, a method is performed including the operations of: receiving a video frame, partitioning the...
US20090278978 CAMERA MODULE COMPRISING THREE MEMBERS  
A camera module includes an actuator body movably supporting a lens assembly along the direction of an optical axis of a lens, a sensor board on which an image pickup device is mounted, a base...
US20090002543 Camera system, lens barrel, camera body, and camera system control method  
A camera system includes: a focus detection controller that is capable of performing control for an imaging optics according to a plurality of focus detection systems; and a focusing controller...
US20120307130 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, AUTO-FOCUSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR EXECUTING THE AUTO-FOCUSING METHOD  
An apparatus, computer readable medium, and method for auto-focusing, the method including reading out a live-view signal from first group pixels; reading out an auto-focusing detection signal...
US20090185067 COMPACT AUTOMATIC FOCUSING CAMERA  
The present invention provides a compact automatic focusing system using a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) unit. The automatic focusing system using the MEMS unit has a small volume and low...
US20110026909 OPTICAL SYSTEM FURNISHED WITH A DEVICE FOR INCREASING ITS DEPTH OF FIELD  
To increase the depth of field of an optical system, an inversion of the chromatism is produced. This accommodates the fact that, in natural light, users prefer, for their photographs, taking long...
US20100053415 DIGITAL PRESENTER  
Techniques for displaying an image are provided.
US20090167925 Distortion Correction Method, Distortion Correction Program, Image Processing Apparatus, Interchangeable Lens, Camera, and Camera System  
In a distortion correcting method for an image taken by an optical system, the invention makes it possible to increase the calculation accuracy of distortion of an image while reducing the amount...
US20080218623 ACCURATELY-ALIGNED CAMERA MODULE AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME  
A camera module includes an image sensor, a lens module and a holder. The holder defines a cavity, the cavity including a first receiving portion, with the lens module received therein, and a...
US20110050981 FOCUSING APPARATUS  
A focusing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a focus detection area to be focused among a plurality of focus detection areas, a memory configured to store focus correction...
US20090322931 DIGITAL CAMERA MODULE FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
A digital camera module (100) includes a housing (80), a lens module (10), an image sensing module (30) and a focusing module (40). The lens module is secured in the housing and exposes out of the...
US20080303937 Portable Telephone and Autofocusing Method  
A portable telephone whose focusing operation is facilitated, with which missing of an opportunity of snapping can be prevented, and whose usability is improved. In the portable telephone, a...
US20060192885 Miniature camera bias spring  
A method and system for biasing focusing optics of a miniature camera in a predetermined position are disclosed. A spring can be used to bias the optics in a position for focus at infinity. Such...
US20140267879 FOCUS ASSEMBLY FOR CAMERA  
A method and apparatus for adjusting the focus of a camera. A rotatable focus member, when rotated, effects movement of an indicator element. The position of the indicator element is sensed by a...
US20060285006 Camera lens assembly for portable terminals  
Disclosed is a camera lens assembly for a portable terminal. The camera lens assembly includes a guide plate having an image sensor on a surface thereof; a driving motor which is placed on the...
US20080056700 Camera having focusing condition detection function  
At least one lens element of an imaging lens is arranged on a rear side of a half mirror 10. Also, at least one of the lens element on the rear side or all constituent elements including an...
US20070189756 Grey card for controlling exposure and white balance of a digital camera  
A target (10, 20) is disclosed suitable for setting the exposure and white balance of a photographic digital camera. The target (10, 20) comprises a target surface (12) that has a reflectance of...
US20090256950 Imaging System and Camera Body  
An imaging system includes an interchangeable lens and a camera body. The camera body includes a second communication unit capable of communicating with a first communication unit, an imaging...
US20130293766 IMAGING DEVICE AND MAIN PHOTOGRAPHIC SUBJECT RECOGNITION METHOD  
When a contrast-system multipoint ranging is performed to detect a main photographic subject in a screen based on a ranging result, a focus area is set at a screen center to perform continuous AF....
US20100073549 DIGITAL CAMERA HAVING AUTOFOCUS CAPABILITY AND CONTINUOUS SHOOTING CAPABILITY  
A digital camera includes an imaging system which performs a photographing operation and records captured image files in a buffer memory; an AF system which performs a focus-state detection...
US20150138426 Composite Module for Mobile Phone  
A composite module includes a macro focus module comprising a second lens and at least one light source near the second lens, wherein the second lens is movable, after the time that the second...
US20050094021 Auto focus camera optical system  
An optical system in which an auto focus camera having an object plane is fitted with a close up lens. A structure, such as, a C-mount, is coupled to the close up lens and auto focus camera. The...
US20100085467 IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING GPS COORDINATES OF SUBJECT TO BE SHOT AND METHOD FOR DETECTING GPS COORDINATES THEREOF  
A image pickup device capable of providing GPS coordinates of a subject to be shot and a method for detecting GPS coordinates thereof are described. The method includes the following steps. A...
US20080079837 Focusing Area Adjusting Camera-Carrying Portable Terminal  
A so-called out-of-focus problem occurs when a subject is not positioned in the center of a lens in an ordinary auto-focus function. A focusing point adjusting device is proposed to solve such a...
US20100020198 Digital Still Camera and Method of Controlling Same  
Disclosed is a digital still camera in which amount of exposure is decided appropriately even when there is a changeover from one shooting scene to another. When a shooting mode is set, a first...
US20050134720 Automatic focusing method for camera performing additional scanning  
An automatic focusing method for a camera, including scanning in a macro mode, scanning in a normal mode, and additional scanning. In the scanning in the macro mode, a region within a first...
US20090174805 DIGITAL CAMERA FOCUSING USING STORED OBJECT RECOGNITION  
A technique for focusing a digital camera is described that includes pre-storing 200 at least one specific image object, such as a known face or landmark, activating 202 the camera to obtain an...
US20090284640 SHOOTING OPTICAL SYSTEM  
A shooting optical system for performing flange back adjustment by moving a lens unit included in the shooting optical system in an optical axis direction includes: a drive gear engaging a lens...
US20140232926 FOCUS ADJUSTMENT APPARATUS AND FOCUS ADJUSTMENT METHOD  
Focus adjustment apparatus and methods for effectively auto-focusing on a subject by adaptively changing a shape of a focus area according to a determined image condition, and in particular,...
US20110221952 FOCUS ADJUSTMENT APPARATUS AND FOCUS ADJUSTMENT METHOD  
Focus adjustment apparatus and methods for effectively auto-focusing on a subject by adaptively changing a shape of a focus area according to a determined image condition, and in particular,...
US20090245579 PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION CONSTRUCTING METHOD, PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION CONSTRUCTING APPARATUS, STORAGE MEDIUM OF PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION CONSTRUCTING PROGRAM, SUBJECT DETECTING METHOD, SUBJECT DETECTING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM OF SUBJECT DETECTING PROGRAM  
A probability distribution constructing method extracts a subject shape similar to a subject of a specific type repeatedly appearing in various sizes in plural images obtained by repeatedly...
US20090066832 VIDEO CAMERA APPARATUS INCLUDING AUTOMATIC FOCUSING  
A video camera includes a gate circuit for extracting a sharpness signal relative to an area which is set in a portion of a picture, a focus adjusting device for performing focus adjustment on the...
US20110063493 Camera module, method of focusing the same, and device for focusing the same  
An a camera module includes: a lens barrel housing lenses; a housing formed integrally with the lens barrel; and a substrate unit having a top surface bonded to the housing with an adhesive and...
US20110228128 IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD  
A focusing operation is started before desired exposure according to a second program diagram is obtained when a program diagram is switched from a first program diagram to be used in a first mode...
US20090268078 Imaging Device and Camera Body  
A digital camera comprises an interchangeable lens unit and a camera body. The interchangeable lens unit is provided to form an optical image of a subject. A flash memory is configured to hold a...