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 new patent  Device attachment with infrared imaging sensor

Various techniques are disclosed for providing a device attachment configured to releasably attach to and provide infrared imaging functionality to mobile phones or other portable electronic devices. For example, a device attachment may include a housing with a tub on a rear surface thereof shaped to at least partially receive a user device, an infrared sensor assembly disposed within the housing and configured to capture thermal infrared image data, and a processing module communicatively coupled to the infrared sensor assembly and configured to transmit the thermal infrared image data to the user device. ... Flir Systems Inc

 new patent  Automatic bias controller for a pulsed power amplifier

Systems and methods for automatically controlling the bias in a pulsed power amplifier include components for measuring the current in an amplifier, comparing the measured value with the desired value, modifying the bias, and controlling the bias applied to the power amplifier. A measurement circuit converts the measured current to a voltage, and a comparator compares a measured voltage with a reference voltage to continuously indicate whether the amplifier current is less than a desired quiescent value. ... Flir Systems Inc

Fast scanning radar systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide remote sensing data and/or imagery (e.g., radar and/or other ranging system data, image data, and/or target detection data). A remote sensing system includes a remote sensing assembly including a scanning sensor array, and a coupled logic device. ... Flir Systems Inc

Lwir imaging lens, image capturing system having the same, and associated method

An imaging lens for use with an operational waveband over any subset of 7.5-13.5 μm may include a first optical element of a first high-index material and a second optical element of a second high-index material. At least two surfaces of the first and second optical elements may be optically powered surfaces. ... Flir Systems Inc

Gas visualizing methods and systems with birefringent polarization interferometer

Systems and methods disclosed herein provide for gas imaging. A gas imaging system comprises a lenslet array configured to receive thermal radiation from a scene and transmit a plurality of substantially identical sub-images of the thermal radiation; a birefringent polarization interferometer configured to generate an optical path difference for each ray of the plurality of sub-images based on a respective position of each ray entering the bpi, the optical path differences combining to form an interference fringe pattern; and an infrared focal plane array configured to capture a thermal image of the plurality of sub-images modulated by the interference fringe pattern due to the optical path differences through the bpi. ... Flir Systems Inc

Video transmission systems and methods

A system includes a video source providing an analog video signal, a data communications module, providing digital data communications, a usb-c port configured to receive a usb-c jack, and a board-to-cable device configured to map the analog video signal to sideband pins of the usb-c port, and map the digital data communications to the usb-c pins in accordance with a usb protocol. The a cable for use in the system may include a usb-c connector at a first end, an analog video portion coupled to sideband pins of the usb-c connector, and a digital data portion coupled to a subset of pins of the usb-c connector, the subset of pins selected in accordance with a usb protocol.. ... Flir Systems Inc

Systems and methods for enhanced dynamic range infrared imaging

Various techniques are provided for using one or more thermal infrared (ir) imaging modules to enhance the dynamic range of images. In one example, devices and methods provide a first ir imaging module that captures a first image, a second ir imaging module optimized for higher ir irradiance that captures a second image, and a processing system that detects saturated pixels of the first image, determines pixels of the second image corresponding to the saturated pixels of the first image, and generates a combined image based on non-saturated pixels of the first image and the pixels of the second image. ... Flir Systems Inc

Gimbal system with dual-wiper gasket for a rotary seal

System including a rotary seal created by a dual-wiper gasket. In exemplary embodiments, the system may comprise a mounting portion and a gimbal assembly. ... Flir Systems Inc

Image processing using histograms

A system and method for comparing and searching for digital data, such as images, using histograms includes receiving a source image, receiving a comparison image, generating a first histogram for the source image and generating a second histogram for the comparison image. The source image may be received from a network device, such as a computer or camera, and the comparison image may one of a plurality of stored images in a database. ... Flir Systems Inc

Method and apparatus for correcting fixed pattern noise of an infrared image

A method and a thermal imaging device for correcting fixed pattern noise of in a video sequence of thermal images captured using a thermal imaging system is provided. The method comprises: receiving a sequence of thermal images captured using a thermal imaging system; calculating a thermal image average of a plurality of the received thermal images; calculating pixel difference values between a received thermal image and the thermal image average; evaluating the pixel difference values in relation to an updating condition; calculating fixed pattern noise correction terms for the pixel difference values for which the updating condition is fulfilled; and correcting pixel values of a subsequently received thermal image with the fixed pattern noise correction terms to generate a sequence of thermal images having corrected fixed pattern noise.. ... Flir Systems Inc

Moisture measurement device with thermal imaging capabilities and related methods

Techniques are disclosed for measurement devices and methods to obtain physical parameters and thermal images associated with a scene in an integrated manner. In one embodiment, a measurement device includes an infrared (ir) imaging module configured to capture thermal images of a scene; a moisture sensor configured to detect a moisture parameter associated with an external article; a housing configured to be hand-held by a user and at least partially enclosing the ir imaging module; a display fixed relative to the housing and configured to display user-viewable thermal images; and a logic device configured to freeze a user-viewable thermal image on the display, overlay information to indicate a first detection of the moisture parameter onto the frozen user-viewable thermal image on the display, and update the overlaid information to indicate a second detection of the moisture parameter.. ... Flir Systems Inc

Isothermal image enhancement systems and methods

Systems and methods are provided for generating isothermally enhanced images. An isothermally enhanced image may be an isothermally enhanced non-thermal image such as an isothermally enhanced visible light image. ... Flir Systems Inc

Enhanced color palette systems and methods for infrared imaging

Imaging systems and methods are disclosed for generating enhanced visual representations of captured data such as infrared image data. For example, the perceived color distance or contrast between colors representing adjacent output levels (e.g., temperature or infrared intensity levels) are enhanced in visual representations of infrared images. ... Flir Systems Inc

Imaging device with shutter providing partial attenuation

A partially attenuating shutter may be used to identify and reduce fixed pattern noise (fpn) associated with imaging devices. In one example, a system includes an image capture component configured to capture images in response to incident radiation from a scene along an optical path. ... Flir Systems Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023954

Race route distribution and route rounding display systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide race route distribution and/or display for mobile structures. A race route distribution and/or display system includes a race route generator, a distribution server, a display board, various race route receivers, and/or a user interface, each of which may be used in conjunction with operation of one or more mobile structures participating in a race to receive a race route from the race route generator and/or distribution server. ... Flir Systems Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011009

Wavelength band based passive infrared gas imaging

Systems and methods disclosed herein, in accordance with one or more embodiments provide for imaging gas in a scene, the scene having a background and a possible occurrence of gas. In one embodiment, a method and a system adapted to perform the method includes: controlling a thermal imaging system to capture a gas ir image representing the temperature of a gas and a background ir image representing the temperature of a background based on a predetermined absorption spectrum of the gas, on an estimated gas temperature and on an estimated background temperature; and generating a gas-absorption-path-length image, representing the length of the path of radiation from the background through the gas, based on the gas image and the background ir image. ... Flir Systems Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007248

Anti-rotation mount

Imaging system comprising an anti-rotation mount and an image detector. The mount may comprise a first frame member having a fixed relation to a set of mutually transverse x, y, and z axes, and a second frame member. ... Flir Systems Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374305

Anomalous pixel detection

Systems and methods are disclosed herein to detect pixels exhibiting anomalous behavior in captured image frames. In some examples, temporal anomalous behavior may be identified, such as flickering pixels exhibiting large magnitude changes in pixel values that vary rapidly from frame-to-frame. ... Flir Systems Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374298

Hybrid infrared sensor array having heterogeneous infrared sensors

Various techniques are provided for an infrared sensor assembly having a hybrid infrared sensor array. In one example, such a hybrid infrared sensor array may include a plurality of microbolometers and a non-bolometric infrared sensor. ... Flir Systems Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374261

Smart surveillance camera systems and methods

Various techniques are disclosed for smart surveillance camera systems and methods using thermal imaging to intelligently control illumination and monitoring of a surveillance scene. For example, a smart camera system may include a thermal imager, an ir illuminator, a visible light illuminator, a visible/near ir (nir) light camera, and a processor. ... Flir Systems Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372920

Wafer level packaging of microbolometer vacuum package assemblies

An apparatus for the wafer level packaging (wlp) of micro-bolometer vacuum package assemblies (vpas), in one embodiment, includes a wafer alignment and bonding chamber, a bolometer wafer chuck and a lid wafer chuck disposed within the chamber in vertically facing opposition to each other, means for creating a first ultra-high vacuum (uhv) environment within the chamber, means for heating and cooling the bolometer wafer chuck and the lid wafer chuck independently of each other, means for moving the lid wafer chuck in the vertical direction and relative to the bolometer wafer chuck, means for moving the bolometer wafer chuck translationally in two orthogonal directions in a horizontal plane and rotationally about a vertical axis normal to the horizontal plane, and means for aligning a fiducial on a bolometer wafer held by the bolometer wafer chuck with a fiducial on a lid wafer held by the lid wafer chuck.. . ... Flir Systems Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363541

Quantifying gas in passive optical gas imaging

A method and a system to quantify gas in a thermal imaging device, said method comprising obtaining a gas-absorption-path-length image as a scene difference infrared image based on a gas infrared image and a scene background infrared image substantially depicting the same scene and generating a quantified scene difference infrared image based on said scene difference infrared image and a predefined gas-quantifying relation.. . ... Flir Systems Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359526

Infrared camera system architectures

Various techniques are disclosed for providing an infrared imaging module that exhibits a small form factor and may be used with one or more portable devices. Such an infrared imaging module may be implemented with a housing that includes electrical connections that may be used to electrically connect various components of the infrared imaging module. ... Flir Systems Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336249

Liquid shutter for infrared imaging devices

Techniques are provided to perform flat field correction for infrared cameras using a liquid shutter. Devices and methods provide a focal plane array (fpa) that receives infrared radiation (e.g., thermal infrared radiation) from a scene, and infrared-opaque liquid disposed in a cavity of a liquid shutter housing, and a fluid controller that directs the liquid from a reservoir area of the cavity to a field of view area of the cavity to block the fpa from the infrared radiation. ... Flir Systems Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328779

Wafer level packaging of infrared camera detectors

An infrared detector useful in, e.g., infrared cameras, includes a substrate having an array of infrared detectors and a readout integrated circuit interconnected with the array disposed on an upper surface thereof, for one or more embodiments. A generally planar window is spaced above the array, the window being substantially transparent to infrared light. ... Flir Systems Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292917

Analyte spatial detection systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide reliable analyte spatial detection systems. An analyte spatial detection system includes an imaging module, a visible light projector, associated processing and control electronics, and, optionally, orientation and/or position sensors integrated with the imaging module and/or the visible light projector. ... Flir Systems Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287190

Image enhancement with fusion

Various techniques are provided to combine visible and thermal image data. In one example, a method includes receiving visible image data and thermal image data for a scene. ... Flir Systems Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287164

Techniques for determining emitted radiation intensity

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for determining an emitted radiation intensity of an object in a thermal image. In one example, a system includes a memory component configured to store a plurality of captured thermal images of a scene and a processor. ... Flir Systems Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285335

Cold weather camera kit

Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging system that includes a de-icing assembly. The de-icing assembly may include a de-icing window and a window frame. ... Flir Systems Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277189

Adaptive autopilot control systems and methods

Autopilot systems and related techniques are provided to improve the ability of mobile structures to maintain a desired reference path (e.g., to keep a desired track and/or to follow a desired contour). In various embodiments, a high quality turn rate signal and gps based signals are used to generate high bandwidth cross track/contour errors and other associated signals. ... Flir Systems Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270689

Minimal user input video analytics systems and methods

Various techniques are disclosed for calibrating surveillance camera systems with minimal user input. Such surveillance camera calibration techniques may be implemented in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure to facilitate calibration and parameter configuration such that a surveillance camera can be installed and set up for video analytics with minimal input from a user without technical training or knowledge.. ... Flir Systems Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254705

Microbolometer contact systems and methods

Systems and methods are directed to contacts for an infrared detector. For example, an infrared imaging device includes a substrate having a first metal layer and an infrared detector array coupled to the substrate via a plurality of contacts. ... Flir Systems Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244911

Method and system for performing alignment of a projection image to detected infrared (ir) radiation information

A method of presenting a visible representation of infrared (ir) radiation information onto an observed real world scene based on ir radiation emitted from said observed real world scene, using a thermography arrangement comprising an ir imaging system, a visible light imaging system, and a visible light projecting system.. . ... Flir Systems Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243360

Object detection along pre-defined trajectory

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for detecting an object in a field of view of an imaging device. An object may be detected by an imaging device when the object is present along a trajectory in a target scene. ... Flir Systems Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242280

Systems and methods for amplification of back-scattered signal by laser source cavity

An example laser system includes a laser source to transmit a source light generated based on optical feedback provided by a laser cavity. The laser system further includes a beam-splitter to split the source light into a reference light and a split source light. ... Flir Systems Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227639

Pilot display systems and methods

A method for providing enhanced sonar images includes ensonifying a target column of water with sonar beams corresponding to pulses of continuous wave (cw) and pulse compression (fm) signals. Received acoustic returns are processed to generate sonar image data corresponding to the cw signals and the fm signals. ... Flir Systems Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219436

Low cost and high performance bolometer circuitry and methods

A bolometer circuit may include an active bolometer configured to receive external infrared (ir) radiation and a resistive load, which are configured to be connected in series in a bolometer conduction path from a supply voltage node to a common voltage node. A node in the bolometer conduction path between the resistive load and the active bolometer is coupled to a first input of an op-amp. ... Flir Systems Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213436

Systems and methods for behavioral based alarms

Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging system. The imaging system may include a controller that is adapted to determine behavior typical of an object within an environment. ... Flir Systems Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211984

Bolometer circuitry and methods for difference imaging

Various techniques are disclosed for bolometer circuits and related methods for thermal imaging in a difference domain, where each pixel value represents a difference in incident ir radiation intensity between adjacent bolometers. For example, a bolometer circuit may include an array of bolometers each configured to generate a pixel signal in response to a bias and incident infrared radiation. ... Flir Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170208260

Wearable apparatus with integrated infrared imaging module

Various techniques are disclosed for providing a wearable apparatus having an integrated infrared imaging module. In one example, a wearable apparatus implemented as a self-contained breathing apparatus (scba) may include a shield to protect a user from an external environment, one or more infrared imaging modules, a projector, a processor, and a communication module for projecting a user-viewable thermal image onto a surface of the shield. ... Flir Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170207271

Wafer-level back-end fabrication systems and methods

Systems and methods may be provided for fabricating infrared focal plane arrays. The methods include providing a device wafer, applying a coating to the device wafer, mounting the device wafer to a first carrier wafer, thinning the device wafer while the device wafer is mounted to the first carrier wafer, releasing the device wafer from the first carrier wafer, singulating the device wafer into individual dies, each die having an infrared focal plane array, and hybridizing the individual dies to a read out integrated circuit.. ... Flir Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195584

Modular split-processing infrared imaging system

Various techniques are provided to implement a modular infrared imager assembly configured to interface with supporting electronics provided, for example, by a third party. In one example, a system includes an imager assembly comprising a focal plane array configured to capture thermal image data from a scene and output the thermal image data, a printed circuit board assembly, and processing electronics communicatively connected to the focal plane array through the printed circuit board assembly and configured to receive and process the thermal image data. ... Flir Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193645

Gas visualization arrangements, devices, and methods

Gas visualization in an image depicting a scene, for an example embodiment comprises capturing a first ir image depicting the scene at a first time instance and a second ir image depicting the scene at a second time instance; performing image processing operations on image data derived from said first ir image and from said second ir image, to generate a collection of data representing the location of gas in one of the first or second ir images; and generating a third image by adjusting pixel values in an image depicting the scene, dependent on pixel values of said collection of data. According to various embodiments, there is further provided further processing of the collection of data, and/or gas detection, before generation of the third image with adjusted pixel values.. ... Flir Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191868

Devices and methods for infrared reference pixels

A device is disclosed including a substrate and a floating blinded infrared detector and/or a shunted blinded infrared detector. The floating blinded infrared detector may include an infrared detector coupled to and thermally isolated from the substrate; and a blocking structure disposed above the infrared detector to block external thermal radiation from being received by the infrared detector; and wherein the blocking structure comprises a plurality of openings. ... Flir Systems Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186139

Image processing method for detail enhancement and noise reduction

One or more embodiments of the invention relate to an image processing system and method for detail enhancement and noise reduction, in which the method includes: (a) an original image is created, (b) an information measure is calculated on the basis of the original image, (c) a weighting measure is calculated on the basis of the information measure, (d) the original image is low-pass filtered with a low-pass filter to form a low-pass filtered image, (e) a high-pass filtered image is calculated by subtracting the low-pass filtered image from the original image, (f) a detail-enhanced and noise-reduced image is obtained by a high-pass image scaled with the weighting measure being added to the low-pass image. One or more embodiments of the invention additionally relate to an image processing device comprising an image recording device, an image processing unit and an image display unit.. ... Flir Systems Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184719

Wideband sonar receiver and sonar signal processing algorithms

A wideband sonar receiver is provided that includes: a selectable bandpass filter adapted to filter a received sonar signal to produce a filtered signal and a correlator adapted to correlate the baseband samples with baseband replica samples to provide a correlated signal. In addition, the wideband sonar receiver may include a shaping filter to shape unshaped received pulses. ... Flir Systems Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184414

Acceleration corrected attitude estimation systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate attitude estimation for a mobile structure. An attitude estimation system includes a logic device in communication with a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and/or a speed sensor. ... Flir Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179317

Extended short-wave infrared strain-layered superlattice on indium arsenide substrate and associated methods

Materials and methods may be provided for short-wave infrared (swir) superlattice materials. The superlattice material includes a first sub-layer comprising inas, and a second sub-layer adjacent to the first sub-layer including alsb, alassb, or inalassb.. ... Flir Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176586

Rotating attitude heading reference systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide orientation and/or position data from an orientation and/or position sensor (ops) while it is rotating. A system includes a logic device configured to communicate with an ops that is rotationally coupled to a mobile structure. ... Flir Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175948

Gimbal system having preloaded isolation

A gimbal system, including apparatus and methods, with one or more gimbals having non-preloaded or preloaded vibration isolators, a biased preloading compensation mechanism, sag compensation, and/or lateral snubbing.. . ... Flir Systems Inc

06/15/17 / #20170168159

Augmented reality sonar imagery systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide augmented reality sonar imagery for mobile structures. An augmented reality sonar imagery system includes a portable imaging device, a sonar transducer assembly, and a logic device in communication with the sonar transducer assembly and the portable imaging device. ... Flir Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158297

Watercraft protection systems and methods

Provided is a system for protecting submerged components of a watercraft from collision with a submerged object or a floor of a body of water. The system includes a depth sensor configured to measure a water depth beneath the watercraft, an actuated mechanism configured to adjust a depth of at least one of the submerged components, and a controller in communication with the depth sensor and the actuated mechanism. ... Flir Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170133053

Systems and methods for video synopses

Systems and methods are disclosed for efficient generation and presentation of synopsis videos that include video images of multiple objects captured at various times displayed at a common time. The system may include one or more network cameras that, when a moving object is detected, record a video file for that object and provide the video file to a cloud server. ... Flir Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110498

Vertical microbolometer contact systems and methods

Systems and methods are directed to vertical legs for an infrared detector. For example, an infrared imaging device may include a microbolometer array in which each microbolometer includes a bridge and a vertical leg structure that couples the bridge to a substrate such as a readout integrated circuit. ... Flir Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108868

Autopilot autorelease systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate, low lag, and reliable autopilot autorelease in a hydraulic steering system for mobile structures. A hydraulic steering system includes a logic device configured to communicate with an autopilot pump controller, a control surface reference sensor, an orientation sensor, and/or a gyroscope. ... Flir Systems Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104931

Camera cores or sensors for pre-determined shock/vibration levels

Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an assembly with a shock detection and disabling device. The shock detection and disabling device may detect when a shock greater than a shock threshold has been experienced by the assembly and disable the assembly. ... Flir Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090021

Modular sonar transducer assembly systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate and reliable compact sonar systems for mobile structures. A modular sonar system includes one or more sonar transducer assemblies and at least two transducer modules disposed substantially within the sonar transducer assemblies. ... Flir Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088098

Systems and methods for monitoring vehicle occupants

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods using small form factor infrared imaging modules to monitor occupants in an interior compartment of a vehicle. For example, a vehicle-mounted system may include one or more infrared imaging modules, a processor, a memory, alarm sirens, and a communication module. ... Flir Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082497

Systems and methods for enhanced bolometer response

Systems and methods may be provided for forming enhanced infrared absorption microbolometers. An enhanced infrared absorption microbolometer may include a metal cap formed from a thin layer of oxidizing metal such as titanium and/or a titanium oxide. ... Flir Systems Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078590

Time spaced infrared image enhancement

Techniques using small form factor infrared imaging modules are disclosed. An imaging system may include visible spectrum imaging modules, infrared imaging modules, and other modules to interface with a user and/or a monitoring system. ... Flir Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064238

Proximity-based camera configuration

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide setup, network connection, and/or other operations for network cameras. The operations may be initiated in response to placing a user device having proximity-based communications circuitry in proximity of a camera having proximity-based communications circuitry. ... Flir Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060409

Processing an infrared (ir) image based on swipe gestures

A computer-implemented method and a computer system for processing an infrared (ir) image based on a swipe gesture are provided. For example, the method may comprise: displaying an ir image within one or more graphical objects displayed on a touch screen; receiving a user indication of a swipe gesture via said touch screen, wherein receiving a user indication further comprises generating first data representing a first swipe gesture starting location and second data representing a first swipe gesture direction; processing the one or more graphical objects, wherein the processing comprises modifying various parameters or attributes associated with the ir image and/or image processing the ir image based on the first and the second data; and displaying the one or more processed graphical objects including the ir image processed according to the modified parameters or attributes.. ... Flir Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059705

Multichannel sonar systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate and compact multichannel sonar systems for mobile structures. A compact multichannel sonar system includes a multichannel transducer and associated processing and control electronics and optionally orientation and/or position sensors disposed substantially within the housing of a sonar transducer assembly. ... Flir Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059698

Transmission signal shaping systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide transmission signal shaping for transmission signal-based sensor systems, such as radar and/or sonar sensor systems. A low noise signal shaping transmitter includes a digital to analog converter configured to convert a digital shaping control signal to an analog shaping control signal, a signal shaping circuit configured to convert the analog shaping control signal into a shaped voltage, and a power amplifier configured to provide a shaped transmission signal based on the shaped voltage and a digital transmission control signal. ... Flir Systems Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053380

Edge guided interpolation and sharpening

Techniques, methods, and systems for image processing may be provided. The image processing may be provided for upsampling and interpolating images. ... Flir Systems Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051951

Stirling engine displacer drive

A cryocooler is provided that includes: a regenerator piston; a drive coupler; and a link flexure having a proximal end coupled by a first pin to the drive coupler and having a distal end coupled by a second pin to the regenerator piston, where the link flexure forms a vane having flattened opposing faces that are orthogonal to a longitudinal axis for the first and second pin.. . ... Flir Systems Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046322

Dynamic annotation in user information system of ir camera

The present invention relates in general to the field of applications and functions of an ir-camera device operated by a user in connection with the recording of ir images and to processing of ir images on a computer application program. A system for managing annotations to ir images comprising selectable annotation input functions that are actuatable by means of control commands displayed on the display is disclosed.. ... Flir Systems Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034455

Detector unit, optical system and thermal camera assembly

Devices and methods herein, in accordance with embodiments, provide a detector unit for an infrared (ir) imaging device comprising a focal plane array (fpa) of ir detectors configured to detect ir radiation intensity, and a detector unit lens configured to optically direct ir radiation onto the fpa and to protect the fpa from contamination. The detector unit lens and the fpa are integrated to form a detector unit that encapsulates the fpa, and the detector unit lens is configured to optically function as a common lens element for a plurality of different types of lens assemblies of the ir imaging device. ... Flir Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170025453

Method and systems for coupling semiconductor substrates

Systems and methods may be provided for coupling together semiconductor devices. One or more of the semiconductor devices may be provided with an array of bump contacts formed in an etch back process. ... Flir Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004609

Infrared resolution and contrast enhancement with fusion

The present disclosure relates to combination of images. A method according to an embodiment comprises: receiving a visual image and an infrared (ir) image of a scene and for a portion of said ir image extracting high spatial frequency content from a corresponding portion of said visual image. ... Flir Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003865

Sonar user interface systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide intuitive user interfaces for sonar systems attached to mobile structures. A sonar user interface system includes a logic device configured to communicate with one or more sonar controllers and/or sonar transducer assemblies and associated processing and control electronics and optionally orientation and/or position sensors disposed substantially within the sonar transducer assemblies. ... Flir Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003510

Planar high angle line generator

A planar line generator including a first planar surface extending in a first direction, a second planar surface facing the first planar surface, and a beam splitter in front of the second planar surface, the beam splitter configured to output, from light incident thereon, an undeflected beam, a first beam deflected to a first side of the undeflected beam along the first direction, and a second beam deflected to a second side of the undeflected beam along the first direction, wherein the second planar surface includes a line diffuser configured to receive the undeflected beam, and first and second diffusers having a design different from the line diffuser, the first and second diffusers being configured to receive the first and second beams, respectively.. . ... Flir Systems Inc








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