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9041834 Systems and methods for reducing noise in video streams  
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for denoising a video stream of a camera. A current frame of the video stream and a temporally adjacent frame of the video stream that has been previously...
9041835 Selective combining of image data  
In an image capturing apparatus, a first image data is stored in a first storage; second image data of a low resolution is generated by the first reducing; enlarged image data is generated; low...
9041836 Digital picture noise reduction by combining high-noise and low-noise processed pictures  
A method for processing a digital picture is disclosed. The method may include steps (A) to (C). Step (A) may generate a first picture by processing the digital picture using a first noise...
9042600 Vehicle detection apparatus  
A vehicle detection apparatus comprises an other-vehicle detection module configured to detect points of light in an image captured by a vehicle to which the vehicle detection module is mounted...
9041833 Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and image pickup apparatus  
The image processing method processes an image generated by image pickup using an optical system (100). The method includes a step of acquiring the image, an image restoration step (S2-S7) of...
9036063 Solid-state imaging apparatus  
In the solid-state imaging apparatus, the carrier holding portion is arranged at a position in a first direction from a photoelectric conversion portion, a floating diffusion region is arranged at...
9036040 Vehicle identification number capture  
An image processing system may process an image of indicia positioned behind a reflective surface. The indicia may be a vehicle identification number and the reflective surface may be a windshield...
9036058 Method and system for reducing chromatic aberration  
A method of processing a polychromatic image is disclosed. The method comprises, for each of at least a portion of the picture elements, assigning to the picture element a new color value for each...
9036057 Image process apparatus and method for controlling the same  
An image processing apparatus generates an image by adding a plurality of different film-tone image effects to an input image. When the plurality of different film-tone image effects is added to...
9030589 Image sensor and image sensing apparatus  
An image sensor comprises a plurality of pixels, and each pixel having: a plurality of photoelectric conversion units configured to receive light fluxes that pass through different exit pupil...
9025049 Image processing method, image processing apparatus, computer readable medium, and imaging apparatus  
In the present invention, an image processing method includes a dividing process, a performing process, and a superimposing process. In the dividing process, an image is divided into plural local...
9025054 Detecting red eye filter and apparatus using meta-data  
A method of filtering a red-eye phenomenon from an acquired digital image including a multiplicity of pixels indicative of color, the pixels forming various shapes of the image, includes analyzing...
9025045 Digital image processor for a digital camera  
A digital camera and methods of operating a digital camera are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, a digital camera includes an imaging unit including an image sensor and imaging optics and...
9025053 Imaging apparatus and image restoration method  
An imaging apparatus restores a deteriorated image to a high-resolution image when the deteriorated image is restored based on a PSF image captured by an optical system. An imaging apparatus...
9025057 Gain value interpolation  
An apparatus, method, and other embodiments associated with performing interpolations to compute gain values that correct for varying spatial intensity are described. In one embodiment, a method...
RE45493 Analog to digital conversion for a CMOS imager  
An image sensor system using offset analog to digital converters. The analog to digital converters require a plurality of clock cycles to carry out the actual conversion. These conversions are...
9019405 Method and apparatus for wavelength specific correction of distortion in digital images  
A method and apparatus for digital image correction in which a plurality of received color component arrays received from a digital camera are each corrected for distortion dependent upon the...
9019411 Image sensors and methods with pipelined readout  
A pipelined readout method in an image sensor includes receiving one or more signals from a pixel of a row of a pixel array into a column storage at least partially during a time that a previously...
9013597 Image pickup apparatus that carries out noise compensation, control method therefor, and storage medium  
An image pickup apparatus which is capable of accurately compensating for noise even when images are continuously taken at varying exposures. First and second image signals corresponding to the...
9013610 Apparatus with calibrated readout circuit  
An apparatus comprises a readout circuit configured to be disconnected from a pixel output, and to connect a pixel reset signal received by the readout circuit to a pixel output signal received by...
9013609 Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus and image processing program for correcting color blur  
The image processing apparatus includes a determining part configured to determine, from a difference between information on color of a first pixel in a first image and information on color of a...
9013599 Image pick-up and audio signal processing apparatus and method for controlling an image pick-up and audio signal processing apparatus  
A controller controls a first changing unit to intermittently drive an optical unit of an image pick-up unit, and while the image pick-up parameter is being changed, reduces the noise based on an...
9007491 Image processing apparatus and control method thereof  
An image processing apparatus obtains a black image captured in the light-shielded state, and applies a cyclic type filter to each line in a direction parallel to the streak in the black image,...
9007493 Image processing apparatus and image processing method for the same  
Disclosed are an image processing apparatus and an image processing method. The image processing method includes receiving an image, dividing the received image into a plurality of regions in a...
9007492 Image processing device and imaging device  
Provided is an image processing device including: a 3D-NR unit that performs, using first image data and second image data obtained by capturing images at temporally different times, 3D noise...
9007463 Video tracking of baseball players which identifies merged participants based on participant roles  
Video frames of a baseball game are analyzed to determine a track for the participants in the game and to update a digital record of the game. The merging of participants in a video frame is...
9007494 Image processing apparatus, method for controlling the same and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus comprises a noise suppression unit configured to perform noise suppression processing to a plurality of color signals obtained by band dividing an image signal by...
9007490 Approaches for creating high quality images  
Systems and approaches are provided for obtaining high quality image data from lower resolution and/or lower quality image data. An electronic device can be calibrated comprehensively prior to...
9007252 Analog to digital conversion method and related analog to digital converter  
An analog to digital conversion method includes charging a capacitor through an analog signal to sample a voltage of the analog signal; coupling the capacitor and a plurality of reference voltages...
8994867 Image sensor, operating method thereof, and device including the image sensor  
An image sensor includes a first photoelectric conversion element supplying charges to a first charge storage node, a first charge storage element adjusting an amount of charges supplied from a...
8994854 CDS circuit, image sensor including the same, and image processing device including the image sensor  
A correlated double sampling (CDS) circuit includes a correction circuit configured to receive an input pixel signal through a first node via a column line, correct the input pixel signal, and...
8994853 Method for controlling a light-sensitive device  
The invention relates to a method for controlling a light-sensitive device comprising a matrix of light-sensitive points arranged into lines and columns. The invention can essentially but not...
8988572 Radiation imaging apparatus including radiation detection unit having a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and control method therefor  
A radiation imaging apparatus includes: a radiation detection unit in which a plurality of photoelectric conversion units to convert radiation signals into charge signals and store the charge...
8988560 Solid-state image pickup element and camera system having mechanism for canceling potential drop on signal line  
A pixel driving portion 102 can carry out first read drive with which a transfer element is turned OFF in accordance with a drive signal TG to output a signal at an output node, and second read...
8988549 Image processing apparatus and control method therefor  
An image processing apparatus is provided that allows accurate white balance gains to be obtained by accurately estimating the illuminant colors of various objects in an image. The white balance...
8982258 Imaging device, imaging method and program  
Of the output signals of a solid state image sensor 101, only the signals in a vertical OB line period are selected by an OB line selector 105. A level adjuster 107 adjusts the level of a past...
8982271 Imaging device and focusing control method  
An imaging device includes an image pick-up device including phase difference detection pixel pairs, each formed from a pair of phase difference detection pixels respectively having their openings...
8982238 Multi-target automatic exposure and gain control based on pixel intensity distribution  
An example method of multi-target automatic exposure and gain control based on pixel intensity distribution includes capturing a series of digital images with an image sensor. As the series of...
8982234 Information processing apparatus and method  
An image processing method, for correcting a blur a due to an optical system of an image capturing apparatus, the image processing method including, storing a plurality of representative filters...
8982235 Image processing device and image processing method  
An image processing device may include an image processing pipeline in which at least a magnification chromatic aberration correction processing unit that corrects magnification chromatic...
8982252 Image sensing device using a photoelectric converter and a control method therefor  
An image sensing apparatus has a plurality of pixels arranged two dimensionally, each pixel containing a photoelectric converter that outputs a photoelectrically converted signal in response to a...
8979743 Endoscope device and endoscopic image distortion correction method  
The present invention is an endoscope device in which a portion of the optical system can be changed using an optical adaptor, provided with: an image pickup member for capturing an image that is...
8982286 Projection apparatus, projection method and computer-readable storage medium for correcting a projection state being projected onto curved surface  
A chart generation unit generates an adjustment chart, and a projection unit projects the adjustment chart onto a circular cylinder. A parameter acquiring unit acquires 12 parameters in total,...
8976273 Multiplexed read-out architecture for CMOS image sensors  
This invention targets improvement in CMOS sensors using a multiplexed read-out architecture in which pixels are output at the pixel VN level instead of the line/reference amplifier level. The...
8976272 Imaging apparatus which corrects effects of flash  
In an imaging apparatus, unevenness in brightness in screen due to flash is eliminated and video with secured continuity as a moving image can be obtained. In the imaging apparatus (1), signals of...
8976286 Imaging apparatus, lens unit, and imaging unit  
An imaging apparatus comprises an optical imaging system 110, an image sensor 101, and an image processor 103. The optical imaging system 110 has an aberration control element 103 for generating a...
8970757 Solid-state image pickup element, driving method thereof, and control program  
A solid-state image pickup element comprises a plurality of first signal storage units connected to each vertical output line to store a signal transferred from a selected unit cell to each...
8970742 Image processing apparatus and method capable of performing correction process speedily and easily  
An image processing apparatus capable of performing a correction process by filtering speedily and easily. A digital signal processor captures image data including effective area data from within...
8969782 Signal sampling circuit and image sensor having the same  
A signal sampling circuit includes: a signal output unit configured to output a level signal to an output node in response to a control signal; a signal sampling unit coupled to the output node...
8971659 Bad pixel cluster detection  
Systems and methods of bad pixel cluster detection are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a system is disclosed that includes a bad pixel correction module coupled to receive image data and...