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9001311 Using parallax in remote sensing to determine cloud feature height  
Techniques for using small parallax angles in remote sensing to determine cloud feature height include exploiting two identical medium-resolution SWIR bands with parallax to estimate cloud edge...
8941818 Optical rangefinder and imaging apparatus with chiral optical arrangement  
An optical rangefinder having a photosensor adapted to transform the image projected thereon into an electronic image, an imaging system for projecting an image of an object on the photosensor, an...
8860930 Three dimensional surface mapping system using optical flow  
A method and system for 3D surface mapping system using a plurality of image sensors, each image sensor associated with an optical flow processor, each image sensor sharing a substantially coaxial...
8760632 Distance measuring apparatus and distance measuring method  
Provided is a distance measuring apparatus and a distance measuring method enabling measurement of, based on an image, a relative distance from an object even during nighttime. Included are...
8724090 Position estimation system  
A position estimation system comprising a plurality of ‘shaped for depth sensing’ lenses comprising a lens profile directly based on distance estimation propagation of errors; a plurality of light...
8625082 Display apparatus  
A display apparatus is provided which, when projecting a video onto a curved surface of an object for display, can realize an undistorted display of the video. The measuring means outputs the...
8576402 Optical navigation with specular reflection blocking  
A system for optical navigation includes a light source and an imaging system. The light source illuminates a navigation surface. The navigation surface reflects light from the light source. The...
8417022 Stereo-image processing apparatus  
A stereo-image processing apparatus includes a stereo-image taking means configured to take a plurality of images from different viewpoints, a parallax detecting means configured to detect a...
8369700 Distance measurement and photometry device, and imaging apparatus  
The distance measurement and photometry device includes: a case having an opening in its front surface; a rectangular lens array which is located on a front surface side of the case, which is made...
8345096 Sensor and apparatus for vehicle height measurement  
The disclosed subject matter relates to a sensor and apparatus for vehicle height and slant measurement which can include a light source, and two cameras with respective lenses. The light source...
8294123 Laser processing method and laser processing apparatus  
The present invention relates to a laser processing method and the like having a structure for making it possible to process an object to be processed in various ways while accurately adjusting...
8077965 Object recognition apparatus and object recognition method using epipolar geometry  
An object recognition apparatus that processes images, as acquired by an imaging means (10) mounted on a moving object, in a first image plane and a second image plane of different points of view,...
8077295 Distance measurement device  
A distance measurement device having better measurement accuracy than conventional distance measurement devices. A stereo camera (1) has a camera stay (4) to be secured to a housing (12) of a...
7933001 Geographic data collecting system  
A geographic data collecting system, comprising a distance measuring unit for projecting a distance measuring light and for measuring a distance to an object to be measured, a camera for taking an...
7924409 Rangefinder and range finding method  
A rangefinder includes: a lens system (3) including multiple lenses (3a, 3b) arranged so that their optical axes are parallel to each other and integrated together; an imager (4) having image...
7857452 Eye movements as a way to determine foci of covert attention  
A method and apparatus are provided for identifying the covert foci of attention of a person when viewing an image or series of images. The method includes the steps of presenting the person with...
7583363 Range finder system and electronic system having same  
A range finder system (100) includes a point light source (10), image pickup devices (20), (30), and a processing device (50). The point light source (10) emits light. The image pickup devices...
7534988 Method and system for optical tracking of a pointing object  
Optical tracking systems, method, and devices are described in which optical components detect light within a substantially planar region adjacent to a user device. Tracking logic may receive...
7468785 Enhanced triangulation  
Apparatus for information input to a computing device including imaging sensors arranged to simultaneously view an input region and enhanced triangulation signal processing circuitry receiving...
7386226 Stereo camera system and stereo optical module  
This stereo camera system is constituted of a stereo optical module which acquires a stereo image, a central control unit which evaluates an object as a target based on the stereo image acquired...
7333182 Range finder and method of reducing signal noise therefrom  
A range finder includes an optical sensor circuit including optical sensors and an integrator circuit disposed for the optical sensors. It further includes selection switches (MOSFETs), which...
7208720 Intrusion detection system  
An intrusion detection system comprises a pair of optical lenses arranged a predetermined distance apart and having overlapping fields of view within an area to be monitored to form a common field...
7164856 Distance measurement and photometry sensor device  
In a distance measurement and photometry sensor device in which sensors are arranged on the same plane to be formed in the form of a semiconductor chip, a photometry sensor is arranged such that...
7154589 Rangefinder apparatus  
In a rangefinder, if sensor data initially received by a sensor data storage part from an A/D converter includes data with low contrast, the sensor data storage part receives the sensor data at...
7098998 Depth measuring method and depth measuring apparatus  
Where a point corresponding to a point of interest P1 is not detected and a depth value thereof is not known and where points corresponding to surrounding points Pi and Pj are detected and depth...
7020391 Sensor device  
A camera is disclosed which is provided with a sensor device that includes: a substrate having formed thereon which first and second line sensors that are arranged a fixed baseline length apart...
6930297 Image sensing device and distance measuring device using the image sensing device  
A first and a second sensor array 21 and 22 arranged at the approximate image forming plane of a pair of optical systems, and a third sensor array 23 arranged at a spacing h from the first and...
6853738 Optical object recognition system  
An object recognition system comprises a memory for storing a plurality of distance ranges with different distance labels associated with respective distance ranges. The controller converts...
6781705 Distance determination  
The invention relates to a method for the determination of the object distance between an opto-electronic sensor working according to the principle of triangulation and an object, wherein the...
6768540 Phase difference detection method, phase difference detection apparatus, range finding apparatus and imaging apparatus  
A phase difference detection apparatus for detecting a phase difference between images formed on a pair of optical sensor arrays in which the possibility of unproductive compensation is reduced by...
6755817 Device for medical treatment of the eye using laser illumination  
A device for the medical treatment of the eye with laser radiation uses auxiliary radiation for determining the eye position. With the aid of the auxiliary radiation, pictures are taken by means...
6721498 Distance measuring apparatus and camera comprising the apparatus  
A distance measuring apparatus detects the shortest distance measurement value corresponding to the shortest distance among multiple distance measurements, and selects distance measurement values...
6700651 Ranging device  
A distance/defocus device has a plurality of areas in an observing frame, and time sequentially determines the distance to an object or an amount of defocus for each area by performing a...
6697146 Range finder for finding range by image realization  
A range-finder, capable of finding a range by image realization, having two distantly arranged imaging devices. The first pattern having a predetermined size and the first positional information...
6690451 Locating object using stereo vision  
One embodiment of the invention determines position of an object with respect to an original location. A first relative position of the first object with respect to a second object in a first...
6642998 Measuring device  
There is provided a measuring device whose measuring accuracy is prevented from lowering when a plurality of lenses for guiding light rays to each of a plurality of photoelectric converters are...
6614509 Distance measuring apparatus  
This distance measuring apparatus projects a first distance measurement light ray from an IRED and projects a second distance measurement light ray having an intensity higher than that of the IRED...
6501537 Range finding  
A method and apparatus for determining the range of an object. A first image of at least a portion of the object viewed from a first position is generated. A second image of the portion viewed...
6433859 Distance measuring apparatus and distance measuring method  
A distance measuring apparatus has a sensor, a monitor region selection portion, a distance measuring portion, and a detection portion. The sensor photoelectrically converts the subject image to...
6404484 Method for examining distance data and device thereof  
In a method of examining the reliability of distance data calculated based on stereoscopic images, a pair of photographed images is obtained by taking pictures of a test chart 21 carrying a...
6344893 Super-resolving imaging system  
A super-resolving imaging apparatus employs diffractive optical elements placed on the imaging lens. This element, and the use of a modified Scheimpflug arrangement allow the conversion of degrees...
6337736 Thermal deformation compensating range finder  
The range finder measures the distance to the object based on the principle of triangulation, and includes a pair of lenses; a lens supporting frame; a CCD supporting plate; CCD packages supported...
6324489 Aircraft identification and docking guidance systems  
A laser range finder (LRF) is used to identify an aircraft approaching a gate. The LRF is directed at the aircraft, and from the echoes, a profile is derived and compared to known profiles. To...
6288774 Distance measuring device  
A distance measuring device using markers and capable of accurately measuring distance irrespective of the distance to an object. An optical system converges light from markers affixed to an...
6160613 Charging condition control in distance measuring mechanism  
In a distance measuring apparatus which performs a distance measuring operation in an active mode and in a passive mode, time serially, on a basis of charging conditions determined for performing...
6128445 Distance detector  
A distance detector has an optical system, a distance sensor, and a distance calculating circuit. The optical system forms an image of a subject. The distance sensor has at least three line...
6072564 Optical module and apparatus having the same  
In a module which consists of optical systems and sensors, a pair of first line sensors are arranged vertically to a pair of second line sensors, and each of the line sensors is provided with a...
6067147 Distance-measuring apparatus  
A distance-measuring apparatus is formed of a photographic device formed of a pair of image-forming lenses and photosensor arrays for taking images of an object through the image-forming lenses,...
6052175 Method for measuring a distance  
In a method of measuring a distance, an evaluation function indicating a degree of coincidence of a pair of image data projected onto a pair of sensor arrays through a pair of focusing lenses is...
6046795 Distance measuring instrument  
A measuring instrument is formed of an image pickup device having a pair of image-forming lenses and photosensor arrays; and an arithmetic device using two images of a measured object photographed...

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