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US-8,254,677 Detection apparatus, detection method, and computer program
An apparatus for detecting a cut change based on a similarity between a first image and a second image, includes a unit for generating one of a luminance...
US-8,254,645 Image processing apparatus and method, and program
An image processing apparatus includes a holding unit configured to hold, for each combination of a first angle indicating a face direction of a first face...
US-8,254,641 Biometrics authentication system
A biometrics authentication system includes: a detection section; a light source section including a plurality of unit light sources capable of illuminating...
US-8,254,639 Image storage device, imaging device, image storage method, and program
An image storage device includes a facial-expression-correlation estimator configured to estimate a facial expression correlation representing a degree of...
US-8,254,613 Speaker apparatus
A speaker apparatus includes a speaker, a tubular duct extended in order to make the sound generated in the inside of the cabinet of the speaker get to the...
US-8,254,603 Speaker apparatus and method for driving speaker
A speaker apparatus includes an acoustic vibration plate, and an actuator mounted to the acoustic vibration plate such that one end and the other end thereof,...
US-8,254,594 In-vehicle apparatus
Disclosed herein is an in-vehicle apparatus having an apparatus body, a loading slot formed on the front surface of the apparatus body, a front panel arranged...
US-8,254,465 Apparatus for encoding and decoding header data in picture signal transmission
A picture decoding method and apparatus for decoding a bit stream, the bit stream being compatible with MPEG 1 moving picture video standard. The method...
US-8,254,414 Communication apparatus and communication method, communication system, and computer program
A communication system includes a plurality of communication stations arranged to respectively transmit a beacon on which beacon time information related to a...
US-8,254,356 Methods, systems and computer program products for suspending packet-switched sessions to a wireless terminal
Methods, systems and computer program products are provided through which a wireless terminal participating in a packet-switched communications session may...
US-8,254,339 Receiver apparatus and method for releasing memory thereof
In a receiver apparatus of HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) data transmission scheme, it is achieved to minimize the occurrence of the system...
US-8,254,231 Driving device and method, program, and recording medium
A driving device includes: n pickups; n first control means for respectively controlling the pickups; and a second control means for controlling the n first...
US-8,254,230 Recording apparatus and method, and recording medium and program used therewith
A recording apparatus includes an acquiring unit for acquiring, from an optical disc, disc-state information including at least information of an optical disc...
US-8,254,226 Disc-shaped recording medium, cutting apparatus for same, and disc drive
There is provided an optical disc having preformed thereon a spiral wobbled track as a grove and/or land along with data is to be recorded. The track is wobbled...
US-8,254,223 Optical drive device and tilt detection method
An optical drive device for performing information recording or reproduction of recorded information by formation of a mark by focusing a first light at a...
US-8,254,144 Circuit board laminated module and electronic equipment
A circuit board laminated module includes: a first circuit board having a multi-layer structure in which ground layers are provided in a plurality of layers; a...
US-8,254,037 Lens barrel and imaging apparatus
A lens barrel includes: a variable focal length lens system including at least three movable lens groups; and guiding means for moving the variable focal length...
US-8,254,035 Zoom lens and image-capture device
A zoom lens includes a plurality of lens groups having at least first, second and third lens groups arranged in order from an object side. The first lens group...
US-8,253,894 Optical element, illumination device and display device
An optical element for an illumination device, an illumination device, and a display device using the illumination device is capable of performing surface light...
US-8,253,885 Liquid crystal display device, backlight source and optical film
A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes a liquid crystal panel, a backlight source provided on a rear surface of the liquid...
US-8,253,859 Transmission system, transmission apparatus, and transmission method for transmitting video data
An HDMI(R) source determines whether or not an HDMI(R) sink can receive a sub-signal based on VSDB of E-EDID. When the HDMI(R) sink can receive the sub-signal,...
US-8,253,848 Imaging apparatus, imaging apparatus control method, and computer program product, with eye blink detection...
An imaging apparatus includes a focus control unit that sets an image area including eyes, which is included in an input image inputted in the imaging...
US-8,253,846 Picture signal processing circuit, signal processing method, imaging apparatus, display device, and camera system
A picture signal processing circuit includes a filter unit, a memory and a main control unit. When a display operates in a first display mode, the filter unit...
US-8,253,836 Solid-state imaging device, imaging device and driving method of solid-state imaging device
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section having unit pixels arranged two-dimensionally in a matrix form. Each of the unit pixels includes a...
US-8,253,830 Solid state image device having multiple PN junctions in a depth direction, each of which provides an output signal
A solid-state image device is provided which has a semiconductor substrate, pixels A each containing a photoelectric conversion portion in which at least two PN...
US-8,253,829 Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method
An image processing apparatus includes: a first interpolating portion calculating a first interpolation value for a pixel value of a pixel of interest using...
US-8,253,826 Photographing apparatus and method, and program
A photographing apparatus is provided, which includes: a correction data acquiring section that acquires correction data for image correction; a recording...
US-8,253,811 Image blur correction unit, lens barrel device, and camera apparatus
An image blur correcting unit allows the optical axis of a lens system to coincide with the center of an imager, thus correcting an image blur. The unit...
US-8,253,809 Analog-digital converter, analog-digital conversion method, image pickup device, method of driving the same,...
An analog-digital converter includes: comparators disposed to correspond to analog signals which are converted into digital signals and configured to compare a...
US-8,253,801 Correcting angle error in a tracking system
To correct an angle error, acceleration data is received corresponding to a tracked object in a reference frame of the tracked object. Positional data of the...
US-8,253,794 Image processing apparatus and image display method
An image processing apparatus may include an input accepting unit configured to accept an operation input about an input image; a time-series section generating...
US-8,253,763 Image processing device and method, storage medium, and program
The present invention relates to an image processing device and method, a storage medium, and a program for performing high-quality enlargement processing. Of...
US-8,253,760 Imaging display apparatus and method
An imaging display apparatus, includes: display means for image display; first image signal generation means for generating a display image signal based on a...
US-8,253,718 Power consumption reduction device, visibility improvement device, self-luminous display apparatus, image...
A power consumption reduction device includes a region-adaptive gray level conversion unit wherein the gray level conversion unit is operable to convert n1 bits...
US-8,253,712 Methods of operating electronic devices including touch sensitive interfaces using force/deflection sensing and...
An electronic device may include a touch sensitive user interface and a contact detector configured to detect a location of contact on a surface of the touch...
US-8,253,663 Display apparatus, display-apparatus driving method and electronic equipment
A display apparatus and display driving method. A selective scan operation is performed on pixel circuits in row units, and a threshold-voltage correction...
US-8,253,629 Dielectric rod antenna and method for operating the antenna
A rod antenna and a method for operating the rod antenna. The rod antenna includes a two-dimensional patch for radiating and/or receiving an electromagnetic...
US-8,253,608 Data compression and decompression
Data decompression apparatus is disclosed which is arranged to act on compressed data comprising: an ordered stream of references to groups of previously...
US-8,253,498 Phase locked loop with divider bias control
A phase-locked loop circuit includes: a phase and frequency comparing section configured to compare a phase of an external reference clock signal with a phase...
US-8,253,485 Power amplifier
A power amplifier comprises a series stack of power amplifier devices, connected in parallel to the amplifier input for receiving an RF input signal, and having...
US-8,253,291 Air-core stepping motor and shaft support structure
An air-core stepping motor includes: a tubular stator including a yoke and a coil; a tubular rotor including a cylindrical magnet; and rotor support means for...
US-8,253,150 Semiconductor light emitting device and method of manufacturing it
A semiconductor light emitting device capable of precisely detecting a cleavage position is provided. A second light emitting device is layered on a first light...
US-8,253,142 Solid-state imaging device and method of fabricating the same
A solid-state imaging device includes a layer including an on-chip lens above a sensor section, and the layer including the on-chip lens is composed of an...
US-8,253,133 Thin film transistor and method for producing the same
The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a thin film transistor of a top-contact structure with suppressed deterioration by a process which is...
US-8,252,628 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having first and second surfaces opposite each other, the first surface being an active surface by...
US-8,252,606 Sensor for thiol analytes
The present invention relates to a sensor for thiol analytes, to a sensor array and to a method of detecting thiol analytes using said sensor.
US-8,252,460 Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and negative electrode, and method for manufacturing the same
A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer provided on a negative...
US-8,251,820 Methods and systems for enabling depth and direction detection when interfacing with a computer program
One or more images can be captured with a depth camera having a capture location in a coordinate space. First and second objects in the one or more images can...
US-8,251,817 Game device, game control method, and game control program
A game device includes a shape data storage which stores data of an object disposed in a three-dimensional space, a first rendering unit which sets a point of...
US-8,251,789 Game control program, game control method, and game device
A game apparatus controls a game in which a user-controlled character and an opponent character hit a ball. A serve control unit receives the first input...
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