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8698898 Controlling robotic motion of camera  
Among other disclosed subject matter, a system includes a first camera generating a live image of a scene, the first camera configured for being placed in a plurality of locations by robotic...
8692666 Communication system and communication terminal  
A camera system includes a plurality of first cameras and a second camera. Each of the plurality of first cameras has a first receiving section that receives a control signal, a first image pickup...
8687047 Compound-eye imaging apparatus  
A stereoscopic image with a predetermined parallax can be automatically taken, and a stereoscopic image with an arbitrary parallax can also be taken based on selection made by a photographer. An...
8687074 Camera arrangements with backlighting detection and methods of using same  
The present invention relates to camera arrangements with backlighting detection. The camera arrangements are capable of simultaneously capturing real scene data from various viewpoints. This data...
8675953 Calculating an object size using images  
An electronic device that determines a geometric scale of an object using two or more images of the object is described. During operation, the electronic device calculates the size of the object...
8675073 Video system and methods for operating a video system  
A multiple camera video system and methods for operating such a system. The system may include a plurality of cameras located around a stadium, athletic playing field or other location. The cameras...
8675074 Custom video composites for surveillance applications  
A video surveillance system includes a plurality of video sources, where each video source is arranged to monitor and acquire video surveillance data within a field of view (FOV), a video manager...
8675072 Multi-view video camera system for windsurfing  
A multi-view video camera system (25) for filming a windsurfing sailor during sailing, comprising of two video cameras in waterproof compartments (7) with lenses (8) and screw caps (29) attached to...
8670035 Side mirror system with video display  
An apparatus that provides an electronic image of areas around sides and rear of a large tractor trailer rig produced on a weatherproof screen that is located on the lower portion of the driver's...
8665333 Method and system for optimizing the observation and annotation of complex human behavior from video sources  
The present invention is a method and system for optimizing the observation and annotation of complex human behavior from video sources by automatically detecting predefined events based on the...
8659657 System and method for pattern based thresholding applied to video surveillance monitoring  
A system, method, and program product is provided that configures video handlers pertaining to a dependent individual. Configuring includes setting alert thresholds. Visual locations are...
8659661 Infrared camera systems and methods for maritime applications  
Systems and methods disclosed herein provide for some embodiments infrared camera systems for maritime applications. For example in one embodiment, a watercraft includes a plurality of image...
8655893 Organizing images captured by multiple image capture devices  
A method for organizing images from multiple image capture devices includes allowing the determination of an offset between image capture times recorded in a first image capture device and image...
8650585 Transaction management for racing entertainment  
A system and method are provided to perform operations for racing entertainment, including providing each of multiple racers with devices to capture images and sounds as perceived by the racer...
8649594 Active and adaptive intelligent video surveillance system  
A method for assessing events detected by a surveillance system includes assessing the likelihood that the events correspond to events being monitored from feedback in response to a condition set...
8639666 System and method for real-time environment tracking and coordination  
A configurable real-time environment tracking and command module (RTM) is provided to coordinate one or more than one devices or objects in a physical environment. A virtual environment is created...
8638362 Acoustic video camera and systems incorporating acoustic video cameras  
An acoustic video camera system uses acoustic data acquisition systems to produce digital video imagery capable of interfacing with host equipment that operates using standard video formats...
8629907 Data acquisition system and transmission control device  
A transmit-side transmission control device for sending data generated by a data generator device to a data utilization point receives and retains notification of the allowable data transmission...
8625896 Image matting  
An alpha matte is generated from image forming elements of an image. For each of one or more of the image forming elements: a respective representative foreground value is determined from one or...
8625589 Video/audio network  
A packet-based data network including: an audio/video network comprising: a packet-switched network over which data including audio and/or video data packets can be carried; at least one data...
8624716 Camera system for large vehicles  
A vehicle-borne camera-based observation system for monitoring areas adjacent a vehicle or passenger vehicle, such as a bus or school bus, is disclosed, to provide safer operation for passersby,...
8625843 Monitoring system, image-processing apparatus, management apparatus, event detecting method, and program  
A monitoring system includes a plurality of image-capturing apparatuses each including an event detector that executes on a corresponding captured image at least one of a plurality of processing...
8624978 Network camera management system and network camera management method  
The present invention is intended to manage a plurality of network cameras simply. The network camera management system comprises: a server for managing a plurality of cameras and controlling...
8620086 System and method for image registration based on variable region of interest  
An image registration system for aligning first and second images. The novel system includes a first system for extracting a region of interest (ROI) from each image and a second system for...
8614745 Fire hydrant monitoring system  
The fire hydrant monitoring system provides for the monitoring of the condition of a plurality of remotely installed hydrants, and sending a warning of any accidental or deliberate tampering or...
8605151 Methods and systems for operating a video surveillance system  
Methods and systems for a video surveillance system are provided. The system includes a plurality of network buses, a plurality of surveillance sensors, control devices, and sensor data storage...
8593519 Field watch apparatus  
A field watch apparatus for use in a subject vehicle acquires a road image from a roadside capture unit located around the subject vehicle on a road and, based on the acquired image, generates an...
8587661 Scalable system for wide area surveillance  
According to one embodiment, a controller for a surveillance system includes ports for coupling a camera, synchronization logic blocks coupled to the ports, an information aggregation logic block...
8589994 Comprehensive multi-media surveillance and response system for aircraft, operations centers, airports and other commercial transports, centers and terminals  
A data collection and distribution system for monitoring aircraft in flight, on the ground and at the gate or terminal for monitoring critical and catastrophic events, managing the emergency during...
8587662 Theft trend analysis and response  
A method for responding to potential threats at a store, such as theft or vandalism, can include analyzing threat predictors, such as police reports and store reports, to determine a trend of theft...
8582805 Synthetic foveal imaging technology  
Apparatuses and methods are disclosed that create a synthetic fovea in order to identify and highlight interesting portions of an image for further processing and rapid response. Synthetic foveal...
8570377 System and method for recognizing a unit load device (ULD) number marked on an air cargo unit  
The present invention provides a system and method for recognizing a Unit Load Device (ULD) number marked on an air cargo unit. The system includes at least one camera configured to acquire images...
8570376 Method and system for efficient sampling of videos using spatiotemporal constraints for statistical behavior analysis  
The present invention is a method and system for selecting and storing videos by applying semantically-meaningful selection criteria to the track sequences of the trips made by people in an area...
8570373 Tracking an object utilizing location information associated with a wireless device  
In one embodiment, a method of tracking an object carrying a wireless location device comprises recording and storing images from a plurality of cameras corresponding to respective coverage areas...
8564643 Camera image georeferencing systems  
A method for constructing a georeferencing-enabled camera model and its deployment in georeferencing targets located in video sequences due to a single video camera. A video surveillance camera is...
8564667 Surveillance system  
A surveillance system including a tracking module, a controller and a detection module is provided. The tracking module processes at least one first image frame that is acquired via a first camera...
8564678 Communication system including a portable device for capturing images and comparing the images to a database of characteristics  
A torch casing 10 with a reflector 46 and a bulb 44 incorporates camera 48 50 52 taking pictures through front face 64 and employs flash tube 58 behind the camera chip 50 reflecting off reflector...
8558893 Head-up security display  
A security system worn by an individual is provided for monitoring an adjacent area. The security system includes a mobile device in communication with an audio device, a camera, and a transparent...
8558887 Virtual guard gate for a gated community and method therefor  
A virtual guard gate for a gated community has at least one camera positioned proximate an entrance gate of the gated community. A monitoring station monitor is provided for displaying images...
8553113 Digital image capturing system and method  
A digital image capturing system and method are disclosed. A system incorporating teachings of the present disclosure may include a processing engine that performs digital image processing...
8547434 Integrated image surveillance system and image synthesis method thereof  
Disclosed is an integrated multi-view surveillance system which integrates multiple surveillance camera images of an area into a large-coverage image of the area in order to monitor the area. The...
8542096 Intelligent observation and identification database system  
An intelligent video/audio observation and identification database system may define a security zone or group of zones. The system may identify vehicles and individuals entering or exiting the zone...
8542872 Motion-validating remote monitoring system  
A method of autonomously monitoring a remote site, including the steps of locating a primary detector at a site to be monitored; creating one or more geospatial maps of the site using an overhead...
8531522 Systems and methods for video monitoring using linked devices  
A subject can be tracking using a plurality of physical video monitoring or image acquisition devices deployed in a delimited area. A map represents the delimited area. Icons representing the...
8531521 Methods and apparatus related to improved surveillance using a smart camera  
Methods and apparatus related to smart surveillance camera operation and implementation are described. A smart surveillance camera stores a map corresponding to an area subject to monitoring. The...
8526802 Collapsible image capture system  
An image capture system that is capable of capturing images of both small and large target objects includes a collapsible frame and at least one image capture device. The frame is free-standing and...
8525870 Remote communication apparatus and method of estimating a distance between an imaging device and a user image-captured  
A remote communication apparatus for receiving the image of a remote user captured by an imaging device to show the image to another user includes a zoom controller for controlling a zoom ratio...
8514283 Automatic vision sensor placement apparatus and method  
There are provided an automatic vision sensor placement apparatus and method which analyze static spatial information in various aspects, calculate priorities of spaces using an agent that models...
8502868 Intelligent camera selection and object tracking  
Methods and systems for creating video from multiple sources utilize intelligence to designate the most relevant sources, facilitating their adjacent display and/or catenation of their video streams.
8493447 Image synthesis apparatus and image synthesis method  
An image synthesis apparatus includes an image obtainer obtaining a plurality of images taken by a plurality of cameras; a pixel value corrector which, with respect to each of the images,...