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1. US20180278737 - Portable electronic devices with integrated image/video compositing

Office United States of America
Application Number 15947572
Application Date 06.04.2018
Publication Number 20180278737
Publication Date 27.09.2018
Grant Number 10477005
Grant Date 12.11.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04M 1/725
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725Cordless telephones
H04N 5/272
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
262Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
272Means for inserting a foreground image in a background image, i.e. inlay, outlay
H04N 5/232
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
225Television cameras
232Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control
H04N 5/262
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
262Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
H04N 1/21
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
1Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
21Intermediate information storage
H04N 1/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
1Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
CPC
H04M 1/72522
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725Cordless telephones
72519Portable communication terminals with improved user interface to control a main telephone operation mode or to indicate the communication status
72522With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality
H04M 1/725
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725Cordless telephones
H04N 1/00307
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
1Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
00127Connection or combination of a still picture apparatus with another apparatus, e.g. for storage, processing or transmission of still picture signals or of information associated with a still picture
00281with a telecommunication apparatus, e.g. a switched network of teleprinters for the distribution of text-based information, a selective call terminal
00307with a mobile telephone apparatus
H04N 1/2112
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
1Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
21Intermediate information storage
2104for one or a few pictures
2112using still video cameras
H04N 1/2125
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
1Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
21Intermediate information storage
2104for one or a few pictures
2112using still video cameras
2125Display of information relating to the still picture recording
H04N 5/2257
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
2257Mechanical and electrical details of cameras or camera modules for embedding in other devices
Applicants Apple Inc.
Inventors John G. Posa
Agents Blank Rome LLP
Title
(EN) Portable electronic devices with integrated image/video compositing
Abstract
(EN)

Digital imagery is composed or composited within a smartphone or other portable electronic device to merge foreground and background subject matter acquired simultaneously with different cameras or acquired at different times with the same camera. A processor stores the digital imagery along with information derived or used by an operation to differentiate the foreground subject matter from the background scene, which may be a digital matting operation, and/or may involve finding an edge or an outline of the foreground subject matter. The foreground subject matter and the background scene may be stored as different graphical layers in the memory. A user control such as a touchscreen may enable a user to select and resize or reposition the foreground subject matter on a background scene of a separately acquired image. The digital imagery may constitute a still image or a sequence of images representative of motion video.