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9030596 Focus detection apparatus and image pickup apparatus that perform focus detection using phase difference method  
A focus detection apparatus which is capable of estimating each of signals from a plurality of split PDs, which are included in a sum signal from split PDs, by performing a computation to thus...
9025074 Image capturing apparatus and method for controlling the same  
An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image sensor that includes a plurality of pixels, each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; a readout unit that reads out a signal...
8970770 Continuous autofocus based on face detection and tracking  
An autofocus method includes acquiring an image of a scene that includes one or more out of focus faces and/or partial faces. The method includes detecting one or more of the out of focus faces...
8964104 Image pickup apparatus  
An image pickup apparatus of the invention includes: an optical imaging system; an image pickup device; a defocus quantity calculation section for calculating a defocus quantity based on a phase...
8953089 Imaging apparatus and controlling method therefor, and lens unit and controlling method therefor, and imaging system  
In a camera unit that is mountable to a lens unit having a focus lens, an AF signal processing unit generates an AF evaluation value from an imaging signal obtained by an imaging element, and a...
8947584 Apparatus, and associated method, for a camera module of electronic device  
A camera module is provided for an electronic device, such as a wireless mobile station or standalone device. The camera module includes a low F-stop lens assembly that is translatable into a...
8923644 Image processing apparatus and systems using estimated point spread function  
An image processing apparatus includes a point spread function (PSF) pattern generation unit for generating a PSF pattern in which a plurality of PSFs are located in a plurality of lines of the...
8917346 Focus error estimation in images  
Estimating focus error in an image involves a training phase and an application phase. In the training phase, an optical system is represented by a point-spread function. An image sensor array is...
8878977 Image processing apparatus having a candidate focus position extracting portion and corresponding focus adjusting method  
Provided is an image processing apparatus which is capable of easily selecting an optimum focus position for an inspection object even when a plurality of candidate focus positions are present....
8872963 Imaging apparatus and imaging method  
A lens drive unit drives a focus lens. An imaging element obtains an image signal. An evaluation value calculation unit calculates an AF evaluation value from the image signal read out based on an...
8842213 Image capture device, image capture device focus control method, and integrated circuit  
The stability is improved with which focus control is performed by an image capture device that brings a face region image into focus according to the contrast method. A human detection circuit 3...
8842214 Color imaging element, imaging device, and storage medium storing an imaging program  
An image capturing element is provided with: a color filter in which a basic arrangement pattern having first and second arrangement patterns arranged to be symmetrical about a point is repeated....
8830384 Imaging device and imaging method  
An imaging device includes a control unit provided to perform first control or second control on the same type of plural pixel rows as phase difference pixel rows which are arranged in parallel in...
8830379 Image pickup apparatus with inter-frame addition components  
The image pickup apparatus of the present invention includes: an optical imaging system for forming an object image; an image pickup device including a plurality of pixels that photoelectrically...
8830395 Systems and methods for adaptive scaling of digital images  
Systems and methods are provided for upscaling a digital image. A digital image to be upscaled is accessed, where the digital image comprises a plurality of pixel values. A first half pixel value...
8804025 Signal processing device and imaging device  
According to one embodiment, a signal processing device includes a high spatial frequency range component evaluation unit configured to evaluate a high spatial frequency range component of each of...
8792053 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program  
An image processing apparatus includes: a normal interpolated image generation unit to generate an image that is interpolated between a plurality of original images reproduced along time series,...
8767119 Interchangeable lens, camera body, and camera system  
An interchangeable lens mountable to a camera body, includes a focus lens operable to adjust a focus state of a subject, a driver operable to drive the focus lens by repeatedly performing slight...
8711271 Digital photographing apparatus and control method for evaluating validity of an auto-focus operation  
A digital photographing apparatus includes an AF region setting unit for setting an AF region, a luminance detection area setting unit for setting a luminance detection area, a luminance...
8629933 Camera system  
A camera system includes an interchangeable lens and a camera body. The camera body includes an image data generating unit for capturing a subject image to generate image data, a detecting unit...
8619183 Image pickup apparatus and optical-axis control method  
In order to perform adjustment of relative positions between an optical system and imaging devices, a plurality of the imaging devices, a plurality of solid lenses that form images of the imaging...
8599304 Image capturing apparatus having focus detection pixels producing a focus signal with reduced noise  
An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image sensor having image forming pixels for receiving light that has passed through an entire pupil area of an imaging lens which forms an object image,...
8588599 Imaging apparatus and focus control method for the imaging apparatus  
An imaging apparatus which includes a focus detection unit performing focus detection in a contrast system, and a display unit displaying the image obtained from an imaging unit in live view...
8553137 Image data processing method and apparatus  
A method of processing image data generated using an image capture device comprising a lens, the method comprising, generating metric data for a plurality of regions of an image, the data...
8525918 Portable electronic devices and auto-focus control methods for cameras therein  
A portable electronic device and an autofocus control method of a camera of the portable electronic device are disclosed. The portable electronic device provides a G-sensor to detect the...
8520134 Image processing apparatus and method, and program therefor  
An image processing apparatus includes a depth value detecting unit configured to detect depth values of individual pixels of an input image; an integrating unit configured to integrate the depth...
8520133 Imaging apparatus and method  
An imaging apparatus that adjusts focus based on frequency components extracted from an image signal is provided. The apparatus includes a 1st order Infinite Impulse Response (IIR)-filter...
8514320 Electronic camera and focus control method which minimizes the time required for adjusting a focus  
An electronic camera includes a shutter button. When the shutter button is half-depressed, a focal level of an object is determined on the basis of an image signal outputted from an imaging...
8508652 Autofocus method  
An autofocus method includes acquiring multiple images each having a camera lens focused at a different focus distance. A sharpest image is determined among the multiple images. Horizontal,...
8502912 Focusing apparatus and method for controlling the same  
A focusing apparatus is configured to execute a focusing operation without using any auto-focus evaluation value obtained from an auto-focus evaluation value detection area set for an object other...
8497930 Automatic focusing method and device in high-noise environment  
An automatic focusing method and device in a high-noise environment are used for determining a focusing distance between a digital imaging device and an object to be photographed. The automatic...
8488022 Electronic camera  
The present invention relates to an electronic camera which images an object image and records image data. Particularly, the present invention relates to technology to record image data in a good...
8471954 Electronic camera  
An electronic camera includes an imager which outputs an object scene image in a designated cycle. The first changer changes a distance from a focus lens to the imaging surface. The first adjustor...
8451369 Imaging apparatus  
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to photoelectrically convert light of an object image formed by an imaging optical system to generate a signal, a first detection unit...
8436932 Focus target discrimination using multiple focus zones  
A digital camera and method or algorithm that quickly determines if there are objects in a focus region of the camera that are nearer to or farther from the current focus position. Multiple...
8427573 Method for focusing a film scanner and film scanner for carrying out the method  
A method for focussing a film scanner provides for selecting a plurality of partial regions of the picture to be scanned for the purpose of focus monitoring. During the focussing of one of the...
8422878 Imaging apparatus performing auto focusing function with plurality of band pass filters and auto focusing method applied to the same  
An imaging apparatus and an auto focusing method are provided. A plurality of focus signal values are calculated for a plurality of frequency bands of a captured image signal. An amount of defocus...
8401232 Method, device, and computer-readable medium of object detection  
Disclosed are an object detection method and an object detection device. The object detection method comprises a step of obtaining plural detection results of a current frame according to plural...
8368802 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...
8363154 Focus error adjusting apparatus and method in digital image processing device  
Provided are a digital image processing device and an operation method therefor, and more particularly, a focus error adjusting apparatus and a method therefor whereby a focus error can be...
8330849 Auto focusing apparatus and auto focusing method, and image sensing apparatus for stable focus detection  
When a face is detected from image signals, stability determination time is set for determining if the face is recognized in a stable manner, and a period of time for which the face is...
8330851 Image pickup apparatus with movable half mirror for auto focusing  
An image pickup apparatus including a half mirror, a phase difference detecting AF sensor, an image pickup device, and a display is provided. The half mirror is provided so as to be movable...
8279323 Image capturing apparatus and control method for the same  
An image capturing apparatus performs autofocus control that uses a face detection function. The image capturing apparatus sets a face region as an AF frame if face detection is successful....
8279324 Focus control apparatus, image sensing apparatus, and control method therefor  
A control method of detecting an object image to be focused from a sensed image, setting a focus detection area in detecting an in-focus state of a photographing optical system, and exercising...
8274566 Modulation analyzer and level measurement device  
A method is provided for determining a modulation of a CATV channel, the modulation being one of a digital modulation and an analog modulation. The method includes passing at least a portion of a...
8248518 Optical apparatus  
An optical apparatus is disclosed which achieves high focusing accuracy and favorable responsiveness in AF control. The apparatus includes a signal generator which extracts signals in a plurality...
8237848 Image sensing apparatus and method for sensing target that has a defective portion region  
This invention is directed to easily set the image sensing conditions of an image sensing apparatus. The image sensing apparatus includes a first control means for controlling to change the image...
8233077 Method and apparatus with depth map generation  
An apparatus and method are disclosed wherein a depth map is generated using a single camera (e.g., single lens of a camera) and multiple images are captured by the camera. In some embodiments, a...
8233075 User-aided auto-focus  
Methods and systems for adjusting a video imaging system that includes an auto-focus mechanism wherein an input from a user of the video imaging system invokes an auto-focus procedure. Responsive...
8203645 Image-pickup apparatus and control method thereof with image generation based on a detected spatial frequency  
An image-pickup apparatus includes an image-pickup element including first pixels photoelectrically converting an object image formed by a light flux from an image-pickup optical system and second...

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