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US20160360139 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR  
A solid-state imaging device includes a first and second pixel regions. In the first pixel region, a photoelectric conversion unit, a floating diffusion region (FD), and a transferring transistor...
US20160360138 IN-PIXEL DIFFERENTIAL TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIER FOR ADC AND IMAGE SENSOR ARCHITECTURE  
An image sensor comprises a first die with an array of pixels and a second die. The first die and second die are stacked together. A first in-pixel part of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC)...
US20160360137 IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
An imaging device according to an exemplary embodiment includes a plurality of pixels, a differential amplifier circuit that includes a plurality of transistors forming a differential pair, and a...
US20160360136 IMAGING ELEMENT, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGING ELEMENT, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM  
An imaging element includes a pixel unit configured to receive incident light and include a photoelectric conversion unit performing photoelectric conversion. The imaging element performs a...
US20160360135 IMAGE SENSING DEVICE AND READ-OUT METHOD OF THE SAME  
An image sensing device includes a read-out control block suitable for generating a selection address signal and one or more address clock signals based on a source address signal, and a judge...
US20160360134 IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING MODULE  
An imaging device includes: a first pixel cell including a first photoelectric conversion film having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first electrode on the...
US20160360133 PIXEL CIRCUIT WITH CONSTANT VOLTAGE BIASED PHOTODIODE AND RELATED IMAGING METHOD  
An imaging system includes a plurality of pixel circuits each having a photodiode, a biasing circuit and a charge-to-voltage converter. The photodiode is configured to generate charges in response...
US20160360132 IMAGING DEVICE INCLUDING PIXELS  
An imaging device includes. a first terminal to which a first voltage is applied; a second terminal to which a second voltage different from the first voltage is applied; a voltage generator...
US20160360131 IMAGING DEVICE INCLUDING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERTER  
An imaging device includes: a photoelectric converter generating a signal; a signal detection circuit detecting the signal and including a first transistor having a first control terminal...
US20160360130 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
There is provided a solid-state image sensor including a pixel array unit in which pixels are arrayed, the pixel including a photodiode converting an optical signal into an electrical signal, and...
US20160360129 IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
A first ramp signal having a potential which is changed with time in a first amplitude range in a first period and a second ramp signal in which a potential is changed with time in a second...
US20160360128 METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM PROVIDING AN IMAGER WITH PIXELS HAVING EXTENDED DYNAMIC RANGE  
The dynamic range of a pixel is increased by using selective photosensor resets during a frame time of image capture at a timing depending on the light intensity that the pixel will be exposed to...
US20160360127 GLOBAL SHUTTER HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE SENSOR  
The present invention provides a pixel circuit comprising a pinned photodiode, at least one first transfer gate for electrically connecting the pinned photodiode to at least one storage node and...
US20160360126 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR AND CAMERA  
A solid-state image sensor comprising pixels, each including a first region of a first conductivity type, a second region of the first conductivity type formed in a position shifted from the first...
US20160360125 IMAGING APPARATUS, ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS, AND MICROSCOPE APPARATUS  
An imaging apparatus includes an illumination section, an imaging section, and an image processor. The illumination section includes an illumination unit configured to selectively emit...
US20160360124 NON-VISIBLE ILLUMINATION SCHEME  
Embodiments of an apparatus and process are described. The process includes capturing a first image frame using an image sensor, the image sensor including a pixel array comprising a plurality of...
US20160360123 Multimedia Distribution System for Multimedia Files with Interleaved Media Chunks of Varying Types  
A multimedia file and methods of generating, distributing and using the multimedia file are described. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple...
US20160360122 SIGNAL INPUT SWITCHING CIRCUIT, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SIGNAL INPUT SWITCHING CIRCUIT, AND DISPLAY DEVICE  
A signal input switching circuit, including a switch circuit including a plurality of input terminals to which signals are respectively applied as input from different signal sources, and the...
US20160360121 PORTABLE DEVICE WITH SUCCESSIVE EXTENSION ZOOMING CAPABILITY  
A portable communication device with zoom capability comprises a control unit; a first communication module coupled to the control unit; a display coupled to the control unit; and an image capture...
US20160360120 ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM  
The endoscope system includes an endoscope including an imaging unit that is capable of taking an image of a subject of interest, a display unit for displaying an image taken by the imaging unit,...
US20160360119 USER FEEDBACK FOR REAL-TIME CHECKING AND IMPROVING QUALITY OF SCANNED IMAGE  
A smartphone may be freely moved in three dimensions as it captures a stream of images of an object. Multiple image frames may be captured in different orientations and distances from the object...
US20160360118 SMARTPHONE CAMERA USER INTERFACE  
The camera system disclosed herein provides a seamless method of enabling people who are recording video to share their perspectives using multiple cameras easily and conveniently using a...
US20160360117 IMPROVED OVERLAY OF ANATOMICAL INFORMATION IN A MICROSCOPE IMAGE  
A medical data processing method of determining anatomical structure subset data describing a subset of a graphical representation 9 of an anatomical structure of a patient's body to be displayed...
US20160360116 Devices and Methods for Capturing and Interacting with Enhanced Digital Images  
An electronic device includes a camera. While in a first media acquisition mode for the camera the device displays a live preview on the display. While displaying the live preview, the device...
US20160360115 Method For Providing User Interface In User Terminal Including Camera  
A user interface providing method in a user terminal including a camera is provided which includes providing a user interface including a viewfinder object displaying an image which the camera...
US20160360114 IMAGE CAPTURING CONTROL APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE CAPTURING CONTROL PROGRAM  
The image capturing control apparatus to control an image capturing apparatus that performs still image capturing of a moving object with drive of a movable element movable in a direction other...
US20160360113 MECHANISM AND A METHOD FOR OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION  
An image stabilization mechanism for a camera is provided. The mechanism comprises a movement sensor capable of sensing motion of the camera, an element in an optical path of the camera, a ball...
US20160360112 CAMERA MODULE AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS  
Disclosed is a camera module that is compact and has a low manufacturing cost, and is capable of correcting blur in a captured image more favorably. An image capturing lens (103) is configured so...
US20160360111 Combined Optical And Electronic Image Stabilization  
Techniques to improve a digital image capture device's ability to stabilize a video stream are presented. According to some embodiments, improved stabilization of captured video frames is provided...
US20160360110 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS  
An image processing apparatus detects predetermined information from an image signal and output a detection signal indicating the detected information, stores the detection signals for a plurality...
US20160360109 IMAGE STABILIZATION RELATED METHODS AND APPARATUS  
Methods and apparatus for processing images captured by a camera device including multiple optical chains, e.g., camera modules, are described. Three, 4, 5 or more optical chains maybe used....
US20160360108 HIT-TRIGGERED IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE  
A hit-triggered image capturing device includes a central processing portion; an image capturing portion electrically connected to the central processing portion; a hit-susceptible portion which...
US20160360107 IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR  
An image pickup apparatus includes a display unit that changes a display direction to at least one of an image pickup direction of an image pickup unit or an opposite direction, a power saving...
US20160360106 STANDBY PROCESS CONTROLLER AND STANDBY PROCESS CONTROL METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
A standby process controller includes a mode control unit which is on standby without starting a standby-in process when a power-off signal is detected, stops audio and image output of an...
US20160360105 VIDEO DOORBELL SYSTEM AND RELATED POWER SUPPLY ADJUSTING METHOD  
A video doorbell system coupled with a ringtone generating unit is applied by a power supply adjusting method and includes a video generating module and a mode switching controller. The video...
US20160360104 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING A COMBINED VIEW FROM FISHEYE CAMERAS  
An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a processor. The processor is configured to obtain images from a plurality of cameras. The processor is also configured to project...
US20160360103 Dual Sensor Camera  
A dual sensor camera that uses two aligned sensors each having a separate lens of different focal length but the same f-number. The wider FOV image from one sensor is combined with the narrower...
US20160360102 Image Capture Using Display Device As Light Source  
A digital image capture system and method uses a display device to illuminate a target with light for improved image capture under poor lighting conditions. Various characteristics of the flash...
US20160360101 System and Method for Intelligent Camera Control  
Systems and methods for controlling camera settings of a camera to improve detection of faces in an uncontrolled environment are described. A first image is received from the camera, where the...
US20160360100 METHOD FOR CONTROL OF CAMERA MODULE BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL  
A method is provided. The method includes executing a camera application at an electronic device; activating a heart rate monitor (HRM) sensor operatively coupled with a first surface of the...
US20160360099 OPERATION APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT INCLUDING SAME  
An operation apparatus includes: a detector capable of detecting a slide operation on a surface of the operation apparatus; a shape variator including a variable shape portion which is disposed in...
US20160360098 Devices and Methods for Capturing and Interacting with Enhanced Digital Images  
An electronic device displays a representative image. The representative image is one image in a sequence of images that includes images acquired after the representative image. While displaying...
US20160360097 Devices and Methods for Capturing and Interacting with Enhanced Digital Images  
An electronic device displays a representative image on a display. The representative image is one image in a sequence of images that includes images acquired by a camera before and after...
US20160360096 TRACKING DEVICE FOR PORTABLE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY OF THE NIGHT SKY  
A tracking device for use when performing astrophotography comprises a guider camera and at least one tilt stage, with the topmost of the tilt stages arranged to support an astrophotography camera...
US20160360095 FOCUS DETECTION DEVICE AND IMAGE-CAPTURING APPARATUS  
A focus detection device includes: an image sensor that includes a plurality of focus detection pixel rows, each having a plurality of focus detection pixels and each outputting a pair of focus...
US20160360094 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM  
An image processing method is capable of performing a reconstruction for an input image so as to generate a plurality of output images having a plurality of focus positions different from each...
US20160360093 IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM  
A phase difference pixel extraction unit reads phase difference pixel data obtained by performing a storing operation in the same storing time for each of the phase difference pixels in each frame...
US20160360092 FOCUSING METHOD, AND IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME  
A focusing method includes the steps of calculating a diameter difference between a first circle of confusion diameter and a second circle of confusion diameter which correspond respectively to...
US20160360091 Optimizing Capture Of Focus Stacks  
Generating a focus stack, including receiving initial focus data that identifies a plurality of target depths, positioning a lens at a first position to capture a first image at a first target...
US20160360090 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE DETECTION OF FOCUS HUNT  
A communication system provides for automated detection, and resolution, of focus hunt. A server determines whether a predetermined number of blur metric transition (BMT) cycles, associated with a...