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9031285 Detection of floating objects in maritime video using a mobile camera  
A method and system for detecting floating objects in maritime video is disclosed. The horizon is detected within the video. Modeling of the sky and water is performed on the video. Objects are...
9013623 Color image sensor  
A color image sensor having a plurality of sensor elements arranged in a two-dimensional array, wherein the sensor elements each include an optical filter whose transmission behavior is...
8988565 Imaging apparatus  
An imaging apparatus, including imaging optical system having a lens group and an aperture stop, and a solid-state image sensor which includes a photoelectric conversion layer made of an organic...
8934048 Apparatus and methods for camera applications  
Apparatus and methods for using infra-red light provide for enhanced operation in camera applications. In an embodiment, a safety camera includes an optical filter that provides an input to an...
8908244 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes an achromatization determination portion, an achromatization processing portion, and a line designation portion. If a black pixel is present within a...
8866962 Imaging apparatus and camera system  
An imaging apparatus capable of performing shooting with flash light emitted by a flash device includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of an object to output image data, and a...
8767102 Method to improve filter wheel imaging system data capture rate and add functionality through the use of an improved filter wheel design  
This disclosure describes a method of improving filter wheel imaging data capture and other functionality through use of an improved filter wheel design with pie shaped filter segments,...
8724008 Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, image processing method, and program for performing image restoration  
An image processing apparatus obtains a plurality of pre-restoration images of an object for chromatic components when these images are taken at a first in-focus position to a third in-focus...
8692912 Multi-spectral camera  
This disclosure describes an apparatus and method of multi-spectral imaging to obtain and analyze information contained in the spectral distribution (reflection, absorption, or emission) of...
8659686 Target detection systems and methods  
System and methods of target detection utilize quantum mechanical transition in surface material of a target, such as a weather balloon in flight against a background (sky, clouds), to produce an...
8542271 Monitor device for use with an endoscope apparatus  
A monitor device for use with an endoscope apparatus, which has first and second display modes. In the first display mode, the monitor device displays, in real time, any image transmitted in a...
8373794 Photo sensor array using controlled motion  
A movable sensor including a plurality of photo pixel sites arranged in an array comprising a photo sensor and a neutral density filter filtering the photo sensor. Each of the neutral density...
8259200 Imaging apparatus and imaging method  
An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging section receiving color light and interpolation light including at least a part of a wavelength range of the color light in order to interpolate the...
8243093 Systems and methods for dither structure creation and application for reducing the visibility of contouring artifacts in still and video images  
Aspects of the present invention relate to creation, modification and implementation of dither pattern structures applied to an image to diminish contouring artifacts. Some aspects relate to...
8233058 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image sensing apparatus  
An image processing apparatus includes a spectrum estimation unit for estimating a spectrum for each pixel from multiband image data comprising image data in multiple different wavelength ranges;...
8172399 Lumen optimized stereo projector using a plurality of polarizing filters  
A stereo 3D projector with the ability to provide the native lumen output of the projector when not in 3D mode. This is accomplished by using two rotating polarizing filters at least partially...
8159598 Distance estimation apparatus, distance estimation method, storage medium storing program, integrated circuit, and camera  
Attempts to achieve a higher resolution and a higher frame rate of a distance image when a distance to an object within a target space is estimated using the TOF method would cause CCD saturation...
8139166 Image projection apparatus and projection optical system  
An image projection apparatus includes an image processing device, an illuminating device, a light valve, and a projection optical system; wherein the projection optical system is formed in such a...
8115854 Imager method and apparatus employing photonic crystals  
An image sensor and a method of forming an image sensor. The image sensor includes an array of pixel cells at a surface of a substrate. Each pixel cell has a photo-conversion device. At least one...
8031969 Fourier transform optimized anisotropic filtering  
Methods and apparatuses for selecting appropriate anisotropic filtering levels for images. An image is obtained, that image is Fourier transformed into its frequency components, and then those...
7973829 Image sensing apparatus, image sensing method, recording medium, and program for controlling exposure by correcting a brightness value when an optical filter is manually inserted  
An object of the invention is to provide an image sensing apparatus capable of sensing an image in consideration of the influence of inserting/removing an optical filter, an image sensing method,...
7901086 Optical unit, light processing unit, light processing method, illumination unit and image generation unit  
For displaying a color image by recombination of several single color images, parasitic noise like speckles due to scattering within the system, in particular when laser light is involved, with...
7828447 Projector with a removable color wheel  
A projector includes a light-source unit, a color wheel, and a connecting portion. The light-source unit with a first support structure is configured for providing light beams. The color wheel...
7796880 Flash device and image capturing device having same  
A flash device includes a flash module and a color wheel. The flash module includes a flash lamp and a trigger circuit for triggering the flash lamp. The color wheel includes a color filter disk....
RE41272 Imaging apparatus with divers resolution  
An imaging apparatus with divers resolution includes a light source, a reflection lens set, a major lens and an image-capture unit. The light source is used to illuminate a document for further...
7623708 Color image color shift correction method and color image imaging apparatus  
Color shift correction comprising: (a) imaging an object and acquiring image data of each of a plurality of color planes including planes of primaries; (b) determining whether a color of each of...
7554586 System and method for scene image acquisition and spectral estimation using a wide-band multi-channel image capture  
A system and method for multi-spectral image capture of a first scene includes acquiring a first series of images of the first scene with one or more image acquisition systems and filtering each...
7426065 System and method for alternating between transmitting and reducing incident light on pixel portion of an imager  
An imager apparatus comprises a pixel and a first filter positioned in an incident light path for a portion of the pixel, the filter being operable to alternate between transmitting and reducing...
7290883 System and method for projecting video onto a screen  
The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method for projecting video onto a screen. A video unit (10) may comprise a color wheel (14), a light source (12) configured to project light...
7158323 Apparatus for switching optical low pass filters for use in optical instrument  
Disclosed is an optical filter switching apparatus used in an optical instrument for converting externally input image information into video image information and outputting the video image...
7139040 Method to correct non-periodic index event time-of-arrival data in a synchronization system  
A system and method for correcting non-periodic event time of arrival data in a control system. The system and methods are particularly applicable to the speed and phase control of a color wheel...
7098952 Imager having multiple storage locations for each pixel sensor  
An imager includes an array of pixel sensors. Each pixel sensor indicates at least two different primary color components of an image. For each pixel sensor, at least two storage locations are...
7042506 Solid state image pick-up system  
A solid-state image pick-up system according to the present invention comprises an image pick-up lens for making incident light from a subject form an image on an image pick-up surface, a light...
6738104 Robust color wheel phase error method for improved channel change re-lock performance  
A new method for phase locking the color wheel in a color field-sequential projection display. At periodic interrupts, the method determines which color wheel index mark should be driven into...
6639694 Imaging apparatus with divers resolution  
An imaging apparatus with divers resolution includes a light source, a reflection lens set, a major lens and an image-capture unit. The light source is used to illuminate a document for further...
6567134 Secondary color boost in sequential color systems  
A method and system of increasing the intensity of secondary colors in sequential color display systems. The method utilizes light during a transition period between two primary color periods to...
6400511 Projection system and method of controlling a square-wave current light source in a projection system  
A projection system is provided with a square-wave current light source and a color wheel with differently colored segments. The lifetime of the light source is long since the square-wave current...
6388709 Image sensing apparatus with optical modulation elements having transmission characteristics controllable by pixel  
An image sensing apparatus having a solid-state image sensing device is provided with an optical modulation element, made of electrochromic element for R, G, and B layers, whose spectral...
5905479 Coloring device with rotary filter and detection sensor mounted on the drive motor rotor  
A coloring device for use, for example, in a color image display device, includes a rotary filter rotated by a motor and includes color filter sections of the three colors which pass over the...
5754229 Electronic image sensor with multiple, sequential or staggered exposure capability for color snap shot cameras and other high speed applications  
An image sensor device capable of snap shot color applications comprising an array of image registers for converting the light from successive image frame exposures into indicative charge packets,...
5748236 Color mixing prevention and color balance setting device and method for a field-sequential color television camera  
A device and method provides high-speed processing in a color television camera without color mixing and achieves a color balance. The device comprises a color filter for color separating the...
5654756 Image pick-up apparatus having color space converter and/or shield disc with slit  
An image pick-up apparatus, wherein a light emitting device sequentially emits a plurality of colors of light to a subject, a mono-color image pick-up element photo-electrically converts light...
5592221 Photographic camera with rotatable filter assembly having interchangeable filter disks and charge-coupled surface sensor  
A photographic camera (1) includes a back part (8) attachment that houses a charge-coupled surface sensor (9) and an associated filter system (11 and 13-17). The filter system includes a plurality...
5526048 White balance adjusting device for an electronic still camera  
A white balance adjusting device includes a dichroic prism for dividing light reflected from an object into a green-component, a red-component and a blue-component. These primary color components...
5448314 Method and apparatus for sequential color imaging  
A sequential color system is provided in which a processor (22) is coupled to a memory (24) and a receiver (27). Images are generated by shining light from a light source (28) through a color...
5448652 Adaptive display system  
The present invention relates to a digital image analysis method for automatically identifying an object in a background, characterizing the object by color by determining at least one interior...
5430476 Device for supplying light to endoscopes  
A device has a light source apparatus, which, as required, feeds white continuous light or sequential colored light by means of a filter device having several color surface regions and two filter...
5410347 Color optical scanner with image registration holding assembly  
A scanning apparatus having a linear photosensor, an imaging assembly, and a scanning displacement assembly adapted for producing relatively constant rate linear displacement between an imaged...
5406331 Digital camera for recording color images  
A method of operation for a digital color camera permits the rapid accumulation of three basic color images that can be combined into a full-color reproduction. The scene to be captured is focused...
5398058 Color image pickup device having color temperature converting filters  
A filter member which can alternatively arrange a proper one of a plurality of kinds of color temperature converting filters onto an optical axis of an image pickup device is provided and the...
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