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Device for producing three-dimensionally-perceived images on a monitor with multiple liquid crystal screens

This invention describes a 3D color video camera to record and reproduce stereoscopic colored video images with three dimensional effect in real time. In this invention, images are recorded together with the depth information of the filmed objects measured by a sonar system. With this information, images can be displayed in a 3D display composed for several overlapped LCD screens. Each screen displays a respective image according to the depth. Then, all screens together display a color video ima
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Light Activated Input Panel

Touch display is standard display of smart phones and pad-type electronics and is gaining popularity for laptop computers. However, it is not suitable for TV or large size display because user is normally farther than arm-length from the display. Remote operation of touch panel is needed in order for touch panel to be useful for TV or large size display. The invention of this patent discloses a light activated input panel that turns a touch input panel into light operable. To achieve that, a lay
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MyLo remote locator

Like many people across the country, after a long day of work, you want to relax. So you come home to relax to grab your favorite drink and head to your favorite chair to watch your favorite show. Unfortunately, once again you can't find the remote! Whether it was due to the children watching cartoons or mom cleaning the room, it seems you can NEVER find the remote control, until now. I am here to introduce to you MyLo the remote locator, it locates your misplaced remote control using an audibl
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Sudoku Solving Slate Apparatus and App

This puzzle is available as an App i-Phones of Apple, Android, Blackberry and i-Pads of Apple. The Search words are "Clean Slate for Sudoku". This by far gives one the best slate for solving a Sudoku puzzle of any level. One can start solving, and always go back to correct errors without ever getting frustrated enough by not knowing where the error is and hence give up. The patent has both a hardware model as well as a software App. The software App is presently available on most platform
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Dual Stream Device/ Statistical Data Tracker

An Interactive Web-feed/television broadcast dual display system that enables a user to access any information currently available on the Internet without disrupting a television broadcast he/she may be currently watching. Web-based content is selected at the will of the viewer and is displayed on a desired area of his/her display screen without changing the television channel. That is, the Internet data a user chooses to display is unique and autonomous from the content being displayed via thei
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System and Method of Optimized Bit Extraction for Scalable Video Coding

A device for use with a frame generating portion that is arranged to receive picture data corresponding to a plurality of pictures and to generate encoded video data for transmission across a transmission channel having an available bandwidth. The frame generating portion can generate a frame for each of the plurality of pictures to create a plurality of frames. The encoded video data is based on the received picture data. The device includes a distortion estimating portion and inclusion determi
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Digital Image Compression By Resolution-adaptive Macroblock Coding

Disclosed is an image encoder that divides a digital image into a set of "macroblocks." If appropriate, a macroblock is "downsampled" to a lower resolution. The lower-resolution macroblock is then encoded by applying spatial (and possibly temporal) prediction. The "residual" of the macroblock is calculated as the difference between the predicted and actual contents of the macroblock. The low-resolution residual is then either transmitted to an image decoder or stored for later use. In some embod
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Large Format High Resolution Interactive Display

An interactive display device of a preferred embodiment includes a display surface and a touch interface associated with the display surface. A first LCD layer generates a dynamic parallax barrier and a second LCD layer generates stereoscopic images in cooperation with the first LCD layer. A light source backlights the first and second LCD layers. A preferred method for controlling an interactive stereoscopic display device provides two-dimensional content to be displayed by the second LCD layer
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System for Executing 3D Propagation for Depth Image-based Rendering

A system is disclosed for executing depth image-based rendering of a 3D image by a computer having a processor and that is coupled with one or more color cameras and at least one depth camera. The color cameras and the depth camera are positionable at different arbitrary locations relative to a scene to be rendered. In some examples, the depth camera is a low resolution camera and the color cameras are high resolution. The processor is programmed to propagate depth information from the depth cam
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Systems and Methods for Obtaining an Image Alpha Matte

Methods and systems for obtaining an alpha matte for an image are disclosed. First and second known portions of an image are determined. The alpha matte for the image is estimated based on an initial fuzzy connectedness (FC) determination between the entire image and the first and second known portions. A third known portion is obtained. The estimated alpha matte for the image is refined based on a subsequent FC determination between a subset of the image and the first, second, and third known p
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Set-top Box Peer-assisted Video-on-demand

A peer-to-peer (P2P) video-on-demand (VoD) system or method use a plurality of LP-enabled VoD set-top box (STB) peers in a pool for providing video content data to a requesting client peer in the pool. One other peer in the pool can be designated as a parent peer for downloading high priority playback content that is substantially immediately needed for playback display. Low priority pre-fetch content can be downloaded to the requesting client peer from another peer in the pool other than the pa
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Non-destructive Rotary Imaging

Non-destructive imaging of an object. An imaging head supported on a rotatable arm samples an electric field scattered by the object at a plurality of locations as the arm rotates about a central axis, with the locations corresponding to a defined spatial domain located remotely from the object. One or more processors execute computer-readable instructions for controlling rotation of the arm and generating a multi-dimensional profile representative of the object in the defined spatial domain bas
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Systems and Methods for Panoramic Imaging

Systems and methods for panoramic imaging are disclosed herein. An exemplary system of the disclosed subject matter for panoramic imaging includes a fisheye lens, a mirror optically coupled to the fisheye lens, and a detector for capturing light incident on the fisheye lens and reflected from the mirror. In some embodiments, the mirror is a spherical mirror. In some embodiments, the mirror is positioned coaxially with regard to the fisheye lens. In some embodiments, the system is further configu
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Method and apparatus for obtaining high dynamic range images

A system for obtaining a relatively high dynamic range image of a scene is disclosed, using a relatively low dynamic range image sensor. An array of image sensors each has a preset sensitivity level in accordance with a predetermined sensitivity pattern for the array, and a respective response function, producing a captured image brightness value at a corresponding first pixel positions of a pixel position array in response to light from the scene. A captured image memory stores captured image b
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Rectified Catadioptric Stereo Sensors

The invention presents catadioptric (single-camera) sensors using one or more mirrors to produce rectified stereoscopic images. By combining multiple views (using the mirrors) to form a composite stereo image that is already rectified (i.e., has scan-line correspondence), the invention aids provision of real-time stereo images by avoiding computational cost and image degradation due to computer-rectification-related resampling when rectifying. The invention specifies the number of mirrors that m
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Systems and Methods for Displaying Three-dimensional Images

Systems and methods for displaying three-dimensional (3D) images are described. In particular, the systems can include a display block made from a transparent material with optical elements three-dimensionally disposed therein. Each optical element becomes luminous when illuminated by a light ray. The systems can also include a computing device configured to generate two-dimensional (2D) images formatted to create 3D images when projected on the display block, by a video projector coupled to the
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Method and Apparatus for Enhanced Video Coding

Standard video compression techniques apply motion-compensated prediction combined with transform coding of the prediction error. In the context of prediction with fractional-pel motion vector resolution it was shown, that aliasing components contained in an image signal are limiting the prediction efficiency obtained by motion compensation. In order to consider aliasing, quantization and motion estimation errors, camera noise, etc.,
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Automated Video Surveillance Systems

A video surveillance system includes a plurality of video sources, at least one processing server in communication with the video sources, and at least one monitoring station viewing video from the video sources. The video sources are distributed over a target area to be monitored by the surveillance system and are attached to a video network. The processing server allocates bandwidth to the video sources with an accuracy function which provides event/object detection accuracy as a function of i
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Sensor-Assisted Motion Estimation for Efficient Video Encoding

An apparatus comprising a sensor assisted video encoder (SaVE) configured to estimate global motion in a video sequence using sensor data, at least one sensor coupled to the SaVE and configured to generate the sensor data, and a camera equipped device coupled to the SaVE and the sensor and configured to capture the video sequence, wherein the SaVE estimates local motion in the video sequence based on the estimated global motion to reduce encoding time. Also included is a method comprising obtain
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Ystem and Method for 3-dimensional Display of Image Data

Disclosed is a system for a 3-dimensional display that includes at least one eyepiece having first and second eyepiece sockets, having a first display contained in said first eyepiece socket associated with a first eye, two eye cameras mounted such that a first eye camera tracks eye reference points of said first eye and a second eye camera tracks reference points of a second eye, a processor for providing overall control of said at least one eyepiece; a second display; and a main processor; sig
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Broadcast Latency Optimization in Multihop Wireless Networks

A system and methodology that can optimize practical performance by reducing broadcast latency and collisions in a multihop wireless network is provided. The system includes an optimization component that determines a schedule for transmitting and/or receiving messages at nodes in the network during one-to-all broadcasting, all-to-all broadcasting, and/or all-to-one collection. The schedule enables each node in wireless network to participate in broadcasting as soon as possible, such that, when
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Method and Device for Taking Shots Using a Plurality of Optoelectronic Sensors

The method of the invention can be used for taking shots using a plurality of optoelectronic sensors (Oi to O'i) in order to create a final sequence of combined images that can be displayed on screens adapted to this image combination. It comprises the physical or virtual distribution of the optoelectronic sensors (Oi to O'i) on a virtual arc of circle having a radius R corresponding to the distance between the optical centre of each of the sensors (Oi to O'i) and the point (C) in the area of th
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A Method, Equipment and System for Starting a Service of the Network Television

A method for starting a service of the network Television is disclosed, which comprises: sending a joining request message which carrying multicast program channel information based on the Internet Group Management Protocol, via the connection of a physical link, before an Internet Protocol network is connected; acquiring the media stream of the multicast group which is requested to join by the joining request message. The equipment and system for starting a service of the network Television, a
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Digital Television Program Subscribing and Playing Method, Set Top Box Device and Playing System

A method for reserving and playing digital television (DTV) programs, a set top box, and a DTV playing system are provided in the embodiments of the present invention. The method comprises: displaying a prompt indicating multiple DTV programs to be played at the same time to the subscriber when or before the time of playing the reserved DTV programs meets, and playing one DTV program that is selected by the subscriber from the multiple reserved DTV programs when the time of playing the reserved
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A Method, Equipment and System for Starting a Service of the Network Television

A method for starting an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service is provided, which includes the following steps. Before the terminal accesses an IP network, an Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)-based join request message carrying multicast program channel information is sent via a physical link connection. Then, a media stream of a multicast group which the join request message requests to join in is acquired. A device and a system for starting an IPTV service and an IPTV terminal a
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Method, System, and Apparauts for Realizing Program Hidding

The present invention discloses a method, a system and an apparatus for hiding programs. With the technology solution, which involves obtaining a sub-EPG identifier, receiving a total EPG, which contains sub-EPG identifiers and sub-EPGs each of which corresponds to one of the sub-EPG identifiers and which is transmitted by a central front end, searching the received total EPG for a sub-EPG corresponding to the obtained sub-EPG identifier and hiding programs based on the found sub-EPG. With techn
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Video Encoding Decoding Method and Device and Video Codec

A video encoding decoding method and device and a video codec are provided. The video encoding method includes the following steps. A first view picture is basic-layer encoded as a reference view picture, prediction information is extracted in combination with a second view picture, and the second view picture is re-created. A residual value is calculated according to a re-created second view picture and the original second view picture. When the residual value is greater than a threshold, both
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Information Recording Device, Imaging Device, Information Recording Method, and Program

At the time content is to be utilized, position information regarding personal information is prevented from being revealed to other people. An image capturing unit 250 generates a captured image. A position information obtaining unit 220 obtains position information at the time the captured image is generated. A position information addition prohibition region determining unit 230 determines whether or not a position (current position) specified based on the position information obtained by the
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Video evaluation device, frame rate determination device, video process device, video evaluation method, and video evaluation program

A frame rate is determined in accordance with the smoothness in movement of a video. An amount of change detection section extracts an amount of change based on a plurality of frame pictures included in an input video signal input as a moving picture signal from the outside and outputs an amount of change to an evaluation value calculation section. The evaluation value calculation section computes an amount of change in time between each of the frame pictures based on the amount of change and th
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Display device and method of controlling display device

A display device includes a flexible substrate, a display unit including a plurality of light-emitting elements arranged at the substrate and configured to display an image according to an image signal, a displacement sensor provided to a front surface or a back surface of the substrate and configured to detect a curved state of the substrate, and a pixel shift control unit configured to control pixel shifting of the image displayed in the display unit when a curve of the substrate is detected b
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Arrangement for multimodal operation of media device e.g. TV set, has receiving unit with two cameras arranged at media-device or at required existing wireless remote control such that optical axes of

The arrangement has a control unit controlling actuators of a media-device according to control commands derived from user inputs, and an user inputs receiving unit. The receiving unit is automatically designed as a component of a wireless remote control and/or as a component of the media-device. An user input evaluation unit has a software and/or hardware assisted evaluation unit to recognize presence of a person. The receiving unit has two cameras (1, 1') arranged at the media-device or at a r
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Rear Projector and Multi-display System

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a rear projector and a multi-display system capable of precisely adjusting a screen. ; SOLUTION: The rear projector performs: detecting leakage light of white (W)light transmitting a transparent filter 12c with a first photosensor 18 by being synchronized with the transparent filter 12c of a color wheel 12; obtaining equivalent brightness information L2 as brightness information detected with a second photosensor 19 arranged just before a screen 4 from a correlat
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Sensation Presenting System and Sensation Presenting Device

There are provided a sensation presenting system and a sensation presenting device which allow a user to perceive a desired tactual stimulation based on a virtual bodily pseudo image recognized through a visual sensation. When a tactual sensing unit 5 gives a tactual stimulation to a back hand 3 of a user 2, and when a motional video picture is presented which displays a bodily pseudo image 25 and a tactual-sensing-unit pseudo image 26 are both in a virtual space, and in which the tactual-sensin
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Orig. Patent for "remote" setting of Automatic Volume Level incl. ambient noise mic

Granted as Distinct Patent IP area: “Remote” Automatic Volume Control” IP with integrated Ambient sound monitoring Technology Description Brief: The US patent 5778077 revolves around the concept of a “remote (wireless) electronic device” which is able to control the volume of a second electronic device, so that a desired audio volume, which is able to be pre-set/chosen by the user (to remain at a constant preferred volume level (of clarity), without irritating (higher and
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