The assignee for this patent application, patent application serial number 365422, is
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Mobile computing devices equipped with digital imaging devices are widely used for many imaging applications. A common type of a digital imaging device includes a lens configured to focus an image of the target object onto a two-dimensional image sensor, which is often provided by a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor that converts light signals into electric signals. A preview image can be displayed on the screen of the mobile computing device to facilitate aiming of the imaging device."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, NewsRx editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "In one embodiment, there is provided a mobile computing device comprising a microprocessor, a display, at least one motion sensor, and an imaging device including a two-dimensional image sensor and an imaging lens configured to focus an image of a target object on the image sensor. The mobile computing device can be configured to periodically display a preview image frame of the target object. The mobile computing device can be further configured to compensate for a movement of the imaging device relatively to the target object during a time period elapsed between taking and displaying the preview image frame, by transforming the preview image frame based on the device movement detected by the motion sensor.
"In a further aspect, at least one motion sensor can be provided by an accelerometer.
"In a further aspect, at least one motion sensor can be provided by an gyroscope.
"In a further aspect, the imaging device can be configured to measure distance between the imaging lens and the target object.
"In a further aspect, the transformation of the preview image frame can comprise a pixel shift.
"In a further aspect, the transformation of the preview image frame can comprise rotation of the preview image.
"In a further aspect, the transformation of the preview image frame can comprise scaling of the preview image.
"In a further aspect, the mobile computing device can be further configured to introduce a colored polygon to the preview image frame to minimize a perceived visual disturbance caused by the mobile computing device movement.
"In a further aspect, the polygon can be colored using a color similar to a color of an area of the preview image frame closest to the polygon.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"The features described herein can be better understood with reference to the drawings described below. The drawings are not necessarily to scale, emphasis instead generally being placed upon illustrating the principles of the invention. In the drawings, like numerals are used to indicate like parts throughout the various views.
"FIGS. 1a-1c schematically illustrate one embodiment of a mobile computing device;
"FIG. 2 schematically illustrates a component diagram of one embodiment of mobile computing device;
"FIG. 3 schematically illustrates one embodiment of method of transforming a preview image frame;
"FIGS. 4-5 schematically illustrate transforming a preview image frame to compensate for the imaging device movement using the above described method."
For more information, see this patent application: Showering,
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