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Image analysis November USPTO class patent listing 11/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20070274562 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: An image processing apparatus comprises a document data specification unit to specify document data to be merged, among document data accumulated in an accumulation unit; a scanner unit to read a document; and a control unit to merge image data of the document read by said scanner unit with said... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070274559 - Data carrier with security element and method for the production thereof: The present invention relates to a data carrier, especially a value document, such as a banknote, an identification card or the like, having a security element (20) that exhibits a print image (22) and a laser marking (24) at least partially overlapping the print image (22). According to the present... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C
20070274561 - Methods and devices employing optical sensors and/or steganography: A wireless phone is equipped with a 2D optical sensor, enabling a variety of applications. For example, such a phone may also be provided with a digital watermark decoder, permitting decoding of steganographic data on imaged objects. Movement of a phone may be inferred by sensing movement of an imaged... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070274560 - Soft error decoding of steganographic data: Soft error decoding is used to decode steganographic messages embedded in image and audio signals. Content signals with auxiliary embedded data are analyzed to make determinations about changes made to the signals to embed the data. These determinations are weighted based on the confidence that they are correct and input... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070274563 - Capturing selected image objects: Exemplary embodiments provide a technique that processes captured images derived from selected targeted objects in a field of view. The captured images may be transferred via a communication link to a storage location for future availability. A possible aspect may provide a cross-reference association between saved multiple exposures having different... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070274565 - Methods of implanting wireless device within an anatomical cavity during a surgical procedure: A method of implanting a wireless device within a patient is provided. The wireless device is capable of wirelessly communicating within another device (e.g., an external device) using, e.g., acoustic energy, electromagnetic energy, or magnetic energy. The method comprises forming a surgical opening within the patient to expose an anatomical... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20070274566 - Pedestrian detector and pedestrian detecting method: A pedestrian detecting method including: picking up an image of a scene in front of a vehicle; extracting characteristic points from the picked up image; calculating a velocity at which, and a direction in which, each of pixels representing the respective characteristic points moves in the image; expressing coordinates of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070274564 - Method and apparatus for associating identifiers with content: Watermark detection in an image or the like can be optimized by exploiting the innate biases in the image to emphasize the watermark signal. The watermark signal can be trial-located with different origins in the image to find one that yields improved results. Similarly, the image can be processed (e.g.,... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070274567 - Inspection machine and process: The machine comprises at least a first sheet inspection unit with an inspection cylinder for transporting a printed sheet during inspection, an illumination means and a camera connected to an analysing device, an input transfer cylinder to bring the printed sheet to the at least one inspection unit and an... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20070274568 - Automatic performance calibration (apc): An Automatic Performance Calibration (APC) technique comprises monitoring transactional performance of a bio-metric device and re-calibrating the device automatically as required in order to achieve a pre-determined performance level.... Agent: Joel D. Skinner, Jr. Skinner And Associates
20070274569 - Personal digital assistant as smart card: A system for authenticating a document, D. A trusted party applies an algorithm to D, for example, by treating each byte of data within D as a number, and treating the numbers as inputs to the algorithm. The trusted party obtains a result from the algorithm, termed a Message Authentication... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070274571 - Expedient encoding system: An encoding system for an iris recognition system. In particular, it presents a robust encoding method of the iris textures to compress the iris pixel information into few bits that constitute the iris barcode to be stored or matched against database templates of same form. The iris encoding system is... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20070274570 - Iris recognition system having image quality metrics: An iris recognition system implementing image quality metrics to assess the quality of an acquired eye image for reliable operation. Images with low image quality may be rejected or flagged based upon the application. The image quality may be determined with a preprocessing module in the recognition system. The processing... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20070274573 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: In order to accurately determine a face area when performing image correction of an image, a pixel is set as a start point in the face area, then, pixels in which skin color is continuous from the start point are searched, and pixels that have been searched are linked to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070274572 - Gender identification method: Infrared face image data is obtained (11) on a person (P) who is a subject of discrimination using an image signal (VDA) from a television camera (2A); the cheek region and jaw region temperatures of the subject (P) are sampled based on the infrared face image data; the averages of... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20070274574 - Biometric signatures and identification through the use of projective invariants: Techniques, systems and methods for obtaining biometric signatures and identification are described. Broadly stated, embodiments of the present invention utilize specified geometric principles t provide means for accurate biometric identification using projective invariant features of a subregion of the human body. The present invention provides a means for computing biometric... Agent: Law Office Of Dale B. Halling, LLC
20070274575 - Method and system for biometric image assembly from multiple partial biometric frame scans: Method and system for reconstructing seamless fingerprint image from set of image slices, or frames, from fingerprint swipe sensor. Robust normalized cross-correlation procedures are used for frame evaluation and image matching. Efficient use of device processing resources including memory by keeping only data frames that indicate moving finger and discards... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20070274576 - Crime-prevention system: A vehicle is provided with an identification information memory in which identification information of the vehicle is memorized, and a transmitter for transmitting the identification information. A portable terminal is provided with a receiver for receiving the identification information transmitted from the transmitter, a registration information memory in which identification... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070274578 - Processing medical image information to detect anatomical abnormalities: A method, system, and related computer program products are provided for processing a medical image of a body part according to a computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm, the medical image having an image border, the body part comprising imaged tissue appearing inside the image border and outlying tissue not appearing in... Agent: Brian J. Daiuto
20070274577 - \"system for the stereoscopic viewing of real time or static images\": The invention relates to a system for the three-dimensional stereoscopic viewing of real-time or static images, which displays a real image that is obtained from image-capture means at the moment at which said images are generated with a simple and very effective three-dimensional viewing effect, thereby enabling the observer to... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070274582 - Automatic positioning of matching multi-planar image reformatting (mpr) views of multiple 3d medical images: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for comparing three dimensional (3D) digital medical images. The method uses a reference MPR to position subsequent MPRs in one or more other 3D digital medical images so their content matches the reference MPR. The matched MPRs may then be used by a medical professional... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070274581 - Methods and apparatus for bis correction: A method for performing BIS correction includes scanning an object with a computed tomography (CT) system to obtain data, reconstructing an image using the obtained data, and using the image to perform BIS correction.... Agent: Fisher Patent Group, LLC
20070274583 - Computer-aided imaging diagnostic processing apparatus and computer-aided imaging diagnostic processing method: In consideration of the fact that a lung field varies in the density of sponge-like tissue depending on an individual or display region, an opacity curve which gives priority to a nodule candidate region or an extended nodule candidate region can be set by generating a histogram concerning a volume... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070274580 - Method and system for tomographic imaging using fluorescent proteins: A system for optical tomography includes an apparent light source adapted to project excitation light toward a specimen having fluorescent proteins therein, wherein the excitation light enters the specimen becoming intrinsic light within the specimen, wherein the intrinsic light is adapted to excite fluorescent light from the fluorescent proteins, and... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20070274579 - System and method for optimization of vessel centerlines: Methods are provided for optimizing a vessel centerline in a digital image. For instance, a method includes providing a digital image of a vessel wherein said image comprises a plurality of intensities corresponding to a domain of points in a D-dimensional space, initializing a centerline comprising a plurality of points... Agent: Frank Chau F Chau & Associates
20070274585 - Digital mammography system with improved workflow: A method for supporting diagnostic workflow from a medical imaging apparatus. A set of at least two images are obtained from a patient and displayed according to a user-specified image display layout selected from a plurality of image display layouts. One or more markers are associated with a region of... Agent: Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20070274584 - Method and system for detection of bone fractures: A method and system for detection of bone fractures using image processing of a digitized x-ray image.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070274586 - Image processing apparatus control method and image processing apparatus: There is described an image processing apparatus that converts (n+m)-bit monochromatic image data of a single channel into n-bit color display image data of three channels or more, based on predetermined correlations. The apparatus includes luminance and chromaticity calculating sections to calculate luminance and chromaticity information corresponding to each of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070274587 - Method for displaying digital grey scale images at desired tonal value on a screen of a display device and a display device: The invention relates to a method for displaying digital grey scale images at a desired tonal value on the screen of a display device. In the method, the operator pre-selects (300) manually, for example on the basis of an image visible on a display screen, a (mean) grey scale level... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070274588 - Method, medium and apparatus correcting projected image: A method, medium and apparatus for correcting a projected image is provided. The method includes detecting a pattern image based on photographing information of consecutive image frames into which a reference pattern and an offset pattern corresponding to the reference pattern are alternately inserted and which are projected onto a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070274589 - Tracking rigid body structures which are difficult or impossible to register: A method for tracking at least one rigid object part of a rigid reference object, wherein the rigid object part can be detached or removed from the rigid reference object is provided. The method includes obtaining a patient data set of a region around the object part, attaching a first... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brainlab)
20070274590 - Handwriting processing apparatus and method: A handwriting processing apparatus and method effective for search of, e.g., a document file including handwriting is provided. When a handwriting characters are input to a coordinate input unit as a search key, a corresponding character in a dictionary is recognized for each of the handwritten characters, a search unit... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20070274591 - Input apparatus and input method thereof: An input apparatus and input method thereof are disclosed. The input apparatus includes an input interface, a processing unit and an execution unit. The input interface is a touch screen or a touch panel that is provided for a user to input a handwritten track with a stroke by utilizing... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070274592 - Method of generating image provided with face object information, method of correcting color, and apparatus operable to execute the methods: Image data including an object is generated by capturing an image. The object included in the image data is recognized automatically. Information regarding the object is extracted automatically. The information regarding the object is associated with the image data after a storing operation of the image data is instructed.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070274593 - Specified position identifying method and specified position measuring apparatus: A specified position in an array structure in which a reference pattern is displayed repetitively through reference pattern counting is identified. In an array structure image, the pattern detection estimating area generated from a starting point, the address of the starting point, and a unit vector are compared with a... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070274594 - Outline definition apparatus and outline definition method, and image processing apparatus: An outline definition apparatus includes an edge detection unit detecting pixels at edge positions, each of the pixels at the edge positions having a data value between a value representing a first level and a value representing a second level, a pixel extraction unit extracting the pixels at the edge... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070274595 - Method of describing object region data, apparatus for generating object region data, video processing apparatus and video processing method: A region data describing method for describing, over a plurality of frames, region data about the region of an arbitrary object in a video, the method specifying the object region in the video with at least either of an approximate figure approximating the region or characteristic points of the region,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070274596 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus which may include scene change detection means, object detection means, and determining means. The scene change detection means may be configured to detect a scene change in a motion picture. The object detection means may be configured to detect a predefined object... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070274597 - Method and system for fuzzy clustering of images: An approach to clustering a set of images based on similarity measures employs a fuzzy clustering paradigm in which each image is represented by a node in a graph. The graph is ultimately partitioned into subgraphs, each of which represent true clusters among which the various images are distributed. The... Agent: Mr. S. H. Dworetsky At&t Corp.
20070274599 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image is segmented into a plurality of tiles. When encoded image data which includes encoded data of respective tiles obtained by encoding the respective tiles to be decodable at a plurality of resolutions is not compliant to the grouping format, parts to be decoded of the encoded data of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070274598 - Method and system for incremental patching of binary files: An incremental patch is generated as a set of delta files or sector-specific patches, intended to be applied incrementally to an old binary image. Each sector-sized patch takes into account changes to the binary image made by previous patches in the series, such that cyclic dependencies are eliminated. The sector-sized... Agent: Ridout & Maybee Suite 2400
20070274600 - Image decoder, image decoding method and computer program product for the same: According to an embodiment of the invention, there is provided an image decoder for decoding encoded image data in an image block unit, including: a storage device configured to store a DC component of a past image block coefficient as a prediction value; a predict circuit configured to predict a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070274601 - Image compression method: Disclosed herein is a method for compressing an image using a permissible-error (PE) encoding method and a dynamic link-size encoding method. An image compression efficiency can be increased by selectively applying the permissible-error encoding method and the dynamic link-size encoding method to a zero loss compression method, for example, a... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070274602 - Image processor and image processing method: Disclosed is an image processor to perform error diffusion processing to an input image of m values pixel by pixel so as to convert to n values, n being smaller than m, including: a correction section to refer to a constant area which has been converted to n values before... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070274603 - Systems and methods for image pattern recognition: Systems and methods for image pattern recognition comprise digital image capture and encoding using vector quantization (“VQ”) of the image. A vocabulary of vectors is built by segmenting images into kernels and creating vectors corresponding to each kernel. Images are encoded by creating a vector index file having indices that... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20070274604 - Enhanced underwater imaging: A method for enhancing underwater imaging affected by image degradation effects, the method comprising: acquiring at least one image of an underwater scene using an imaging device; determining information regarding distances of parts of the scene relative to the imaging device; and reconstructing an image of the underwater scene using... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20070274605 - Curvature-preserving filters for denoising and controlled deblurring of images: A curvature-preserving filter having a null covariance matrix is applied to an input image to produce a denoised output image for output to a graphic display device or to a machine analysis tool. In one embodiment, the input image is a small kernel consisting of a limited number of pixels... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20070274606 - System and method for removing semi-transparent artifacts from digital images caused by contaminants in the camera's optical path: A method and system for retouching digital images for a motion picture removes semi-transparent artifacts or ‘blotches’ caused by contaminates in the optical path of the camera. This approach provides the benefit of only having to retouch a single average image that is than automatically applied via a correction power... Agent: Dts, Inc.
20070274607 - Method of creating a reflection effect in an image: A method of creating a reflection effect in an image includes choosing an observer viewpoint; interpolating selected pixels in the image to generate reflection pixels based on the observer viewpoint; and generating a reconstructed image using the selected pixels and the reflection pixels to create the reflection effect.... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20070274608 - Method of modifying the region displayed within a digital image, method of displaying an image at plural resolutions, and associated device: A method of modifying the region displayed in a window of predetermined size within a digital image represented by several resolution levels, between a first region (display_zone) of the digital image displayed at a first resolution (R) and a second region (final_zone) of the digital image including the first region... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070274609 - Image search apparatus, image search system, image search method, and program for executing image search method: An object of this invention is to realize, in a semiconductor defect review apparatus, a function of easily searching for an image similar to a reference image at high speed. To this end, an embodiment of this invention has a function of saving, as text information, pieces of information accompanying... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070274610 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method as well as program: An information processing apparatus and method is disclosed wherein setting data to be used in image pickup can be set precisely to perform desired image pickup. The information processing apparatus may include a recording control section configured to control recording of image data obtained by image pickup and setting data... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070274611 - Digital watermarking methods, systems and apparatus: The disclosure describes methods and apparatus of providing steganographic indicia or digital watermarking in image or video data. One implementation provides a method of embedding a digital watermark in image data captured by an imager, with watermark embedding occurring on-chip with the imager. Another implementation provides a method of managing... Agent: Digimarc Corporation11/22/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070269077 - Sensor scan planner: Sensor scan planner methods and systems are described. In an embodiment, a sensor scan schedule can be generated by a sensor scan schedule generator to optimize the scan schedules of multiple sensors based on optimal capabilities of each sensor and autonomous target recognition algorithm processing. A search manager can then... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20070269078 - Two dimension autonomous isotropic detection technique: The present invention discloses a target detection process that acquires imagery from a target; compares the acquired imagery with image metric data; applies criteria to eliminate false detections and reduce clutter; applies morphological operators on the acquired imagery; probability rank orders the target imagery; divides the imagery into a series... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070269079 - Vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus: A vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus is provided herein which is capable of determining an object type, particularly capable of determining an animal other than a human being among objects. The vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus which monitors the surroundings of a vehicle by using an image captured by a camera (2R,... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20070269080 - Object pose estimation and comparison system, object pose estimation and comparison method, and program therefor: An pose estimation and comparison system has an pose estimation and comparison unit (20). The pose estimation and comparison unit (20) has an pose candidate decision unit (30) which decides an pose candidate. According to the generated pose candidate, a comparison image generation unit (40) generates a plurality of comparison... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070269081 - Apparatus and method to make decoration on an object body: The present invention provides a new and improved apparatus for making decoration on an object body, and method of using it. The apparatus for making decoration on an object body mainly includes a scanning element, a software utility, and a computer connected to the scanning element. The software utility cooperates... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property
20070269082 - Surveillance recorder and its method: A surveillance recorder (10) comprises: a picture input unit (12) for inputting a surveillance picture; a moving object detection unit (18) for detecting a moving object from a surveillance picture inputted by the picture input unit (12); a face image detection unit (20) for detecting, from an object detected by... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070269083 - Method and device for registering a handwritten personal signature and for recognizing the authenticity of the signature: A method and device for registering a handwritten personal signature and for judging its authenticity by comparison with previously registered measured values and data derived therefrom. Signature data is acquired by registering a signature handwritten on a surface by a three-dimensional inertial sensing system having rate-of-rotation sensors and linear acceleration... Agent: David I. Roche Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20070269084 - Apparatus and method for fingerprint recognition: An apparatus and method for fingerprint recognition comprises a light source, an optical component, an imaging device and a processor. The light source directs a monochromatic light through the optical component and then forms a plurality of interference fringes on a fingerprint desired to be recognized; the imaging device receives... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20070269088 - Endoscope processor, computer program product, and endoscope system: An endoscope processor comprising a signal receiver and a standard value calculator is provided. The signal receiver receives an image signal generated based on an optical image captured at a light receiving surface on an imaging device. The image signal comprises a plurality of pixel signals generated by a plurality... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070269087 - Endoscope processor, computer program product, endoscope system, and endoscope image playback apparatus: An endoscope processor comprising a signal receiver, an average calculator, a difference calculator, an emphasizer, a synthesizer, and an output block is provided. The signal receiver receives an image signal generated by an imaging device. The image signal comprises a plurality of pixel signals. The average calculator calculates a signal... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070269085 - Image acquiring apparatus, image acquiring method, and image acquiring program: An image acquiring apparatus for acquiring images of a sample includes a macro image acquiring unit 20 for acquiring a macro image of the sample, a dark field light source 26 to be used for acquiring a dark field macro image of the sample as a macro image, a macro... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20070269089 - Medical image part recognition apparatus and medical image part recognition program: An apparatus for efficiently recognizing a part of a body shown in each of plural axial images for one series of axial images obtained by imaging an object to be inspected with a modality. The apparatus includes: apart determining unit for tentatively determining a part of a body shown in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070269090 - Method of processing plurality of images arranged in chronological order: A meeting data conversion application executed in a PC successively obtains the first and last images and an image immediately before reduction of display content, among a plurality of images arranged in chronological order. Among the obtained images, an image immediately before reduction of display content by a prescribed amount... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20070269086 - Conditional shape model for image processing: A conditional active shape model wherein a training set of images of objects in a class of objects to be identified, such as vascular cross-sections, is supplemented with training observations of at least one second characteristic of the object. A conditional mean shape of the objects is calculated, conditioned on... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070269092 - Method and system for maintaining consistent anatomic views in displayed image data: The present invention relates to an ultrasound diagnostic imaging system and method, wherein volumentric data in respect of an anatomical region of interest is acquired throughout a physiological cycle in relation thereto, a 3D view of the volumetric data is built, the motion of a structure of interest (in space... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070269091 - Method, a computer program, an apparatus and an imaging system for image processing: The invention relates to a method for processing an image comprising the steps of: assigning a value of a positioning error to a detail in the image; visualizing said value of the positioning error; enabling an interactive adjustment of said value; storing the value of the positioning error with reference... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070269093 - On-line time-of-flight mashing: dma rebinning applied to a long-axis pet-tof system for reduced transaxial angular sampling with 3-d nearest-neighbor projection-space rebinning in clinical pet/ct: A system for generating time-of-flight (TOF) positron emission tomography (PET) projection data includes a direct memory access rebinner constructed as a digital FPGA pipeline for rebinning TOF coincidence data in accordance with a number of projection space mapping algorithms, such as single-slice rebinning (SSRB) and reduced multiple-slice rebinning (MSRB), together... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070269095 - Method for rendering digital radiographic images for display based on independent control of fundamental image of quality parameters: A method of enhancing a digital image comprising: providing a digital image; decomposing the provided digital image into a multi-frequency band representation including a low frequency band image and multiple different high frequency band images; multiplying each of the high-frequency band images with a gain factor; summing together the unmodified... Agent: Susan L. Parulski Patent Legal Staff
20070269094 - Method for rendering digital radiographic images for display based on independent control of fundamental image quality parameters: A method of enhancing a digital image comprising: providing a digital image; decomposing the provided digital image into a multi-frequency band representation including a low frequency band image and multiple different high frequency band images; multiplying each of the high-frequency band images with a gain factor; summing together the unmodified... Agent: Susan L. Parulski Patent Legal Staff
20070269096 - Methods for classification of somatic embryos: The present invention is directed towards methods for the classification of plant embryos by the application of one or more classification algorithms to analyze digitized images and absorption, transmittance, or reflectance spectra. The methods are generally applicable and emphasize the importance of acquiring and using as much image and absorption,... Agent: Weyerhaeuser Company Intellectual Property Dept., Ch 1j27
20070269097 - Currency bill and coin processing system: A system for processing currency and other media includes a compact currency bill processing device, a coin scale, and a controlling device. The compact currency bill processing device is adapted to count and determine the denomination of currency bills received in an input receptacle and transported, one bill at a... Agent: Cummins-allison Corp. C/o Nixon Peabody LLP
20070269098 - Combination laser and photogrammetry target: The invention relates to the use of one or more targets in measuring surfaces. Each of the one or more targets may comprise a first portion adapted to reflect a laser beam towards a laser tracking device, and a second portion adapted to reflect a light beam towards a photogrammetry... Agent: Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP And The Boeing Company
20070269099 - Image inspection method and image inspection apparatus employing the same: The method comprises a first step (S1 in FIG. 1) of obtaining a transmission image, a second step (S2) of applying a quadratic differential filter to the transmission image, thereby to emphasize a part of large luminance change as a quadratic differential filter image, a third step (S3) of binarizing... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070269101 - Pattern inspection method and apparatus: A pattern inspection apparatus including: an image detecting part for detecting a digital image of an object substrate; a display having a screen on which the digital image of the object substrate and/or a distribution of defect candidates in a map form are displayable; an input device for inputting information... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070269100 - Wafer surface observing method and apparatus: A wafer surface observing apparatus for inspecting a peripheral portion of an object has (A) a lens system and a CCD camera for taking images of the peripheral portion of the object, (B) storage for storing image data about the taken images, and (C) display for displaying the image data... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070269102 - Method and system of generating 3d images with airborne oblique/vertical imagery, gps/imu data, and lidar elevation data: This invention relates to a three-dimensional image of ground surface and the method and system that generates the three-dimensional image. Here, a three-dimensional image is an image that has three-dimensional XYZ coordinates in a ground coordinate system for every pixel of the image and the ground surface means the bare-earth... Agent: Zheng Wang
20070269103 - Stereoscopic three-dimensional metrology system and method: A stereoscopic three-dimensional optical metrology system and method accurately measure the location of physical features on a test article in a manner that is fast and robust to surface contour discontinuities. Disclosed embodiments may image a test article from two or more perspectives through a substantially transparent fiducial plate bearing... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20070269104 - Methods and systems for converting images from low dynamic to high dynamic range to high dynamic range: Aspects of the invention provide systems and methods for converting a digital image represented in a lower bit depth representation to a higher bit depth representation. A saturation region is identified, where a color model value of the pixels in the saturation region is above an upper saturation threshold or... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP
20070269105 - System and method for whiteboard and audio capture: A system that captures both whiteboard content and audio signals of a meeting using a digital camera and a microphone. The system can be retrofit to any existing whiteboard. It computes the time stamps of pen strokes on the whiteboard by analyzing the sequence of captured snapshots. It also automatically... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20070269106 - Method for enhanced visualization of medical images: A method to process medical images for a desired global and local contrast enhancement. A digital image is accessed and segmented, and a first histogram of the digital image is generated. An overall contrast enhanced histogram is generated using the first histogram. A local contrast enhanced histogram is generated using... Agent: Pamela R. Crocker, Patent Legal Staff, Eastman Kodak Company
20070269107 - Object recognition device, object recognition method, object recognition program, feature registration device, feature registration method, and feature registration program: Disclosed herein is an object recognition device for recognition of an object that exists in an image, the device including: an edge image creator configured to create an edge image from a target image; a local feature extractor configured to extract a feature of each edge point on an edge... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070269108 - Foreground / background separation in digital images: A method for providing improved foreground/background separation in a digital image of a scene is disclosed. The method comprises providing a first map comprising one or more regions provisionally defined as one of foreground or background within the digital image; and providing a subject profile corresponding to a region of... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20070269109 - Method and apparatus for processing selected images on image reproduction machines: A method and apparatus for processing an image using a copier, scanner or camera by designating the part of the image to be processed with at least one small uniquely designed indicia element, such as a patterned tile or lightly adherent tab, and processing the image according to the location... Agent: Raymond A. Bogucki
20070269110 - Periodical distribution via a computer network: A method of distributing a periodical via a computer network is provided. The periodical comprises one or more printed pages. A page comprises graphical information functioning in cooperation with a plurality of coded data tags to provide an interactive element. The method includes the steps of: (i) determining a unique... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20070269112 - Image processing apparatus and image processing program: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes a feature extracting portion that extracts a feature of a frequency characteristic of an input image, a correction amount calculating portion that calculates a correction amount of the frequency characteristic from the feature extracted by the feature extracting portion, and... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20070269111 - Shape detection using coherent appearance modeling: A method of finding an object in an image that consists of describing an object shape by one or more sets of feature points (220); estimating positions of the feature points (310); finding new locations for each feature point based on an appearance model of an aggregate appearance of the... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20070269113 - Method and related apparatus for determining image characteristics: The present invention discloses an apparatus for determining characteristic(s) to which a target location of an image corresponds. The apparatus includes an edge detector and a characteristic detector. The edge detector performs an edge detection on each of a plurality of detection areas of the image so as to generate... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070269114 - Vision guidance system and method for identifying the position of crop rows in a field: A system and method of identifying a position of a crop row in a field, where an image of two or more crop rows is transmitted to a vision data processor. The vision data processor defines a candidate scan line profile for a corresponding heading and pitch associated with a... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20070269116 - Data compression method and apparatus thereof: A Block Truncation Coding (BTC) method and apparatus thereof are provided, which can avoid the flickers of pixels when applied to moving picture sequence, or increase the quantization levels with a simple and low-cost method. The BTC method includes: (a) receiving an image input of a block containing a plurality... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20070269115 - Encoded high dynamic range textures: Encoded HDR textures are described. In one aspect, a HDR image comprised is preprocessed such that HDR information is represented in a single color channel. The preprocessed image is quantized in view of two luminance ranges to retain HDR in the single color channel. Each block of quantized channel information... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070269117 - Image data set compression based on viewing parameters for storing medical image data from multidimensional data sets, related systems, methods and computer products: Methods for electronically compressing data from a multidimensional medical data set for long-term storage includes: (a) generating a first medical image from a patient multi-dimensional medical image data set in a short-term storage format; and (b) compressing the patient medical image data set into a long-term storage format using at... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20070269118 - Image processing circuit and liquid crystal display apparatus: An image processing circuit has a color information converter configured to convert image data including a plurality of color information into luminance data and color difference data, an activity detector whether amount of activity predetermined according to differences between the luminance data in a plurality of pixels in each of... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070269119 - Method and apparatus for composing a composite still image: A method of composing a composite still image from multiple still image instances of a time varying scene comprises encoding the still image instances using an encoding scheme arranged to encode differences between a difference image instance and a reference image instance as difference information. The method further comprises composing... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070269120 - Video image compression using model plus difference image: A compressed digital representation of an original image, or sequence of images, that includes compressed model parameters and a compressed digital representation of a difference image. The model parameters describe the image with reference to a model. The difference image is formed as a difference between the original image and... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20070269121 - Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction: A method and device for encoding or decoding data are discussed. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a method for decoding image data in a digital data stream which has an image having one predetermined storage time interval and sampling rate, comprising: determining if the image data is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070269122 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit that inputs image data; and an analysis filtering unit that generates coefficient data of a plurality of subbands by performing analysis filtering of the image data input by the input unit for each predetermined number of lines from an upper-end line to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070269126 - Apparatus, method, and medium for adjusting image quality of display device: An apparatus, method, and medium for adjusting the image quality of a display device are provided. The apparatus for adjusting image quality of a display device includes a memory unit, an image quality evaluation unit and an image quality adjustment unit. The memory unit stores sample data about a predetermined... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070269123 - Method and apparatus for performing image enhancement in an image processing pipeline: An image enhancement component of an image processing pipeline preferably uses a single lookup table (LUT) to convert M-bit Red (R), Green (G) and Blue (B) values into respective N-bit R, G and B values, where N is greater than M. Preferably, the N-bit values are determined based on the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell
20070269124 - Whiteboard, blackboard, and document image processing: Methods and apparatus for processing a captured image of a medium, content on the medium, and a background surrounding the medium are provided. A captured image is processed by 1) improving the visibility of the content by recovering the original appearance of the medium and enhancing the appearance of the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20070269125 - Bit-accurate film grain simulation method based on pre-computed transformed coefficients: Bit-accurate creation of a film grain pattern occurs by first establishing a set of bit-accurate transformed coefficients. The set of bit-accurate transformed coefficients undergo frequency filtering and a subsequent bit-accurate inverse transformation to yield the film grain pattern.... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Vice President Thomson Licensing LLC
20070269127 - Correlation operation method, correlation operation device, focus detection device and imaging device: A correlation operation method adopted when calculating a degree of correlation manifesting between a first signal data string and a second signal data string, includes: a first information generation step of generating first operation data by calculating a product of first data in the first signal data string and nearby... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070269128 - Filtering method for removing block artifacts and/or ringing noise and apparatus therefor: Provided are a filtering method and apparatus for removing blocking artifacts and ringing noise. The filtering method includes transforming video data on a block-by-block basis, and detecting the presence of an edge region in the video data by checking the distribution of values obtained by the transformation. Accordingly, it is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070269129 - Image processing with minimization of ringing artifacts and noise: A method of reducing ringing artifacts in image data that has been filtered with a high frequency emphasis filter. For each filtered data value, a local variance is calculated from data values at neighboring filter taps. This variance is compared to a threshold, and if the threshold is exceeded, the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20070269130 - Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture: A method of coding a moving picture is provided that reduces blocking artifacts. The method can include defining a plurality of defining pixels S0, S1, and S2, which are centered around a block boundary. If a default mode is selected then frequency information of the surroundings of the block boundary... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070269131 - Method of reducing a blocking artifact when coding moving picture: A method of coding a moving picture is provided that reduces blocking artifacts. The method can include defining a plurality of defining pixels S0, S1, and S2, which are centered around a block boundary. If a default mode is selected then frequency information of the surroundings of the block boundary... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070269132 - Histogram adjustment for high dynamic range image mapping: A method of automatic mapping of image data includes representing image data for an image as luminance values, determining a key value as a function of an average luminance value of the image and of minimum and maximum luminance values of the image, generating offset-adjusted luminance values including applying an... Agent: Patrick R. Roche Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20070269133 - Image-data noise reduction apparatus and method of controlling same: A CCD that outputs a video signal has an optical black area. The level of a video signal obtained from the optical black area is adopted as a black level in the execution of an offset correction. A video signal whose level is below an offset level used in the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070269134 - System and method for optical section image line removal: An apparatus, system, and method for generating an image are disclosed. A processor may generate a first output image based on a plurality of input images and remove an artefact, if any, from the first output image to generate a second output image. For example, in an embodiment, the processor... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department
20070269135 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus comprising: background generation means for generating, on each of corresponding pixel positions of more than one input image, a pixel value involved in a predetermined distribution among pixel values of the input images as a background pixel value in the pixel position; degree-of-difference generation means for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070269136 - Method and device for generating 3d images: A method and a device for generating 3D images, according to which an image of a second sequence of images is generated in addition to an image of a first sequence of 2D images at an interval that can be determined via an approximation variable (α). A measure of similarity... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070269137 - High resolution enabling apparatus and method: An apparatus includes unit acquiring, from an image source, an image represented by pixel values indicating brightness levels, unit setting, as a reference frame, one frame, unit sequentially setting, to be target pixels, each of pixels in one or more frames, unit setting target-image regions including the target pixels, unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070269138 - Image forming apparatus: An image processing apparatus comprises a memory; a store control section to divide and store image data in plural vacant memory regions in the memory; and an image administrating information registering section to register each divided image data divided by the store control section by correlating position information of each... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070269139 - Automated techniques for comparing contents of images: Automated techniques for comparing contents of images. For a given image (referred to as an “input image”), a set of images (referred to as “a set of candidate images”) are processed to determine if the set of candidate images comprises an image whose contents or portions thereof match contents included... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070269140 - Image management device: The image management device includes a related image selection module and an auxiliary labeling module. The related image selection module selects one or more related images having a certain relationship to a classification labeled image which is assigned a classification label indicating image classification. The auxiliary labeling module assigns an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP11/15/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070263897 - Image and video quality measurement: An image quality measurement system (10) determines various features of an image that relate to the quality of the image in terms of its appearance. The features include the image's blockiness invisibility (B), the image's colour richness (R) and the image's sharpness (S). These are all obtained without the use... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070263898 - Method of concealing an image: There is disclosed a method of forming a security image from two or more images comprising manipulating tonal values of each image element of a first image to take values within a first set of tonal values, manipulating tonal values of each image element of a second image to take... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070263900 - Behavior recognition using cognitive swarms and fuzzy graphs: Described is a behavior recognition system for detecting the behavior of objects in a scene. The system comprises a semantic object stream module for receiving a video stream having at least two frames and detecting objects in the video stream. Also included is a group organization module for utilizing the... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates
20070263899 - Video analysis using segmentation gain by area: Video segmentation methods and systems are described wherein scene images of subjects and background are captured by video and are automatically segmented according to subject content, as by system determination of the nature of subjects. Segmentation transformations of an original background and foreground images in the scenes are provided as... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20070263901 - Real-time nighttime vehicle detection and recognition system based on computer vision: The present invention relates to a real time night time vehicle detection and identification system comprising of an illuminant object image segmentation device 1, an illuminant object classifying device 2, a vehicle lighting object identification device 3, a vehicle position determining device 4 and a vehicle tracking device 5. Under... Agent: Bucknam And Archer
20070263902 - Imaging environment recognition device: An imaging environment that greatly affects image recognition accuracy is recognized for applications in onboard systems of various sorts including imaging devices. An imaging device for imaging areas around the vehicle is mounted on a vehicle. Before executing image recognition processing, information is acquired on objects and texture, such as... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070263903 - Enhancing stereo depth measurements with projected texture: A system for distance calculation is disclosed. The system includes an illuminator unit, one or more camera units, and a distance processor. The illuminator unit illuminates a scene in a target area using a textured pattern creator and wherein the textured pattern creator includes a diffractive optical element. The one... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20070263905 - Motion detection method and apparatus: A motion detection apparatus and related method for detecting motions between a first image and a second image are disclosed. The motion detection apparatus includes an edge detection module and a motion detection unit. The edge detection module performs an edge detecting operation on the first and second images so... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070263904 - Subject tracking device, subject tracking method, subject tracking program product and optical device: A subject tracking device includes: a tracking zone setting unit that sets an area where a main subject is present within a captured image as a tracking zone; a tracking unit that tracks the main subject based upon an image output corresponding to the tracking zone; and an arithmetic operation... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070263907 - Imaging systems and methods for obtaining and using biometric information: Disclosed herein are exemplary embodiments of imaging systems and methods of using such systems. In one exemplary embodiment, one or more direct images of the body of a clothed subject are received, and a motion signature is determined from the one or more images. In this embodiment, the one or... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20070263906 - Personal identification method by subcutaneous bloodstream measurement and personal identification device: The personal identification method through the measurement of subcutaneous bloodstream comprising: (1) a step of expanding and irradiating a laser beam to a finger pad and focusing light reflected from a blood vessel layer under skin onto an image sensor plane as laser speckles by using an optical system; (2)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070263908 - Iris authentication device: An iris verification device includes: an imaging section for taking an image of an eye of a user; a first saccade indicator for pointing a sight line of the user; a second saccade indicator, which is placed apart from the first saccade indicator, for pointing the sight line of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070263909 - Image pickup device, automatic focusing method, automatic exposure method, electronic flash control method and computer program: An image pickup device provided with an automatic focusing function includes an image pickup unit, a face detection unit, a receive unit, and an automatic focusing control unit. The image pickup unit is configured to input image data corresponding to a subject. The face detection unit is configured to separately... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070263910 - Lossless varibable-bit signature compression: Apparatus and methods for compressing data points. The invention compresses the representation of a sequence of points in a space by, for example, dividing the sequence of points into segments of successive points and then compressing each of the segments irrespective of the compression applied to the other segments. The... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070263911 - Fingerprint scar recognition method and apparatus: A method of recognizing an injury pattern on a fingerprint is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing biometric information to a contact imager; imaging and characterizing the biometric information; comparing an image of the biometric information against previously stored templates; upon a comparison result of the comparison, determining... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20070263912 - Method of identifying an individual from image fragments: m
20070263913 - Matching methods and apparatus using landmark points in a print: A method for comparing a search print to a plurality of file prints includes performing a gray scale-based matching process, wherein cross-section profile pairs are determined between minutiae and landmark points in a search print and corresponding respondent prints, and individual similarity measures are computed based on the cross-section profile... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20070263914 - Microarray imaging system and associated methodology: An apparatus and method are provided for creating an image of a microarray. The apparatus includes at least one light source configured to direct light toward the microarray. The apparatus includes an excitation filter configured to filter the light into a first frequency band towards dichromatic mirror. The dichromatic mirror... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070263915 - System and method for segmenting structures in a series of images: A method and system of imaging living tissue that includes identifying a structure from a first frame segment and using image data correlated to the structure in processing a second frame segment.... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP
20070263916 - Three-dimensional reconstruction of an object from projection photographs: The invention relates to a method for the three-dimensional reconstruction of an object such as for example a stent (5) in the coronary vessels of a patient. In the course of this, a series of X-ray projection photographs (A,) are produced from different directions, with the relevant ECG phase (E,)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070263917 - Method for detecting geometrical structures in images: A method for detecting geometrical structures in images, especially in images of chemical and/or biological samples, such as images of cells, the method comprising the following steps: detecting a boundary line of the image object; defining at least one sector inside the image, the origin (pk) of which lies on... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20070263919 - Device and method for detecting objects on sewing machines: A device and the method for detecting objects on sewing machines (1) using one or more color sensors (25) in order to detect the colors of objects or of color marks (26) applied on the objects is provided. Such color marks (26) require only little space and can be applied... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20070263920 - Foreign substance detector, foreign substance detecting method, foreign substance detecting program, and recording medium recording this foreign substance detecting program: There is formerly a problem unable to detect a foreign substance left in a filter by a simplified construction reduced in cost. A foreign substance detector has a scanner for acquiring image information of the surface of a filtration filter for filtering a fluid: an image information receiving section for... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070263918 - Method and system of recognizing profiles and defects in wood processing: A method of measuring a profile of lumber, is provided, in which a set of scan data from a piece of lumber is obtained using laser scanners, the data obtained is categorized into x and V coordinate Fields as used to determine flaws in the lumber. The data is used... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin, LLP
20070263921 - Character pattern extracting method, charged particle beam drawing method, and character pattern extracting program: A character pattern extracting method includes ranking character patterns whose number is larger than a maximum number of character patterns in an aperture, depending on the number of reference times in design data of a semiconductor device, extracting first extraction patterns whose number is smaller than the maximum number from... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070263922 - Multiple optical input inspection system: A system and method of inspecting electrical circuits with multiple optical inputs, including: obtaining first and second image data that are generally spatially coincidental but which each include some image data that is different, modifying one of the images by employing the other image so as to produce an enhanced... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070263924 - Image processing device and method: An image processing device is provided that can precisely measure the photographing position or posture of a photographing device or the coordinates of an object based on sequentially changing photographed images. A series of sequentially photographed images are acquired, from which feature points are extracted. The feature points are tracked... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070263923 - Method for stereoscopic measuring image points and device for carrying out said method: A method of measuring stereoscopic image points comprising the steps of: construction of a stereoscopic model of an object using a pair of overlapping images; determination of the aiming vectors of the eyes during stereoscopic perception of that model; recording aiming vector data at the moment of eye fixation, by... Agent: Belasco, Jacobs & Townsley LLP Howard Hughes Center
20070263925 - Data conversion device, data conversion method, learning device, learning method, program, and recording medium: The present invention relates to a data conversion device and a data conversion method, in which HD image data having an image quality higher than that of the original SD image data can be obtained, to a learning device therefor, to a learning method therefor, to a program therefor, and... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20070263926 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes, a first data generation unit configured to generate triangular data by analyzing straight line contours and curved contours with respect to vector format graphic data and making the straight line contours and the curved contours triangles, a second data generation unit configured to generate stencil... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070263927 - Methods and apparatuses for processing data representing a visual frame: The methods and apparatuses detect a plurality of pixels within a frame; separate a portion of the plurality of pixels into a lossless category based on inclusion of the portion of the plurality of pixels within a color list; and identify a particular pixel as an isolated pixel through a... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20070263928 - Method, apparatus, and program for processing red eyes: During red eye processing, whether a facial image detected from within an entire image is that of a specific person registered in a database is judged. In the case that it is judged that the facial image is of the specific person registered in the database, red eye detection is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070263929 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image processing program: There are provided a gradation transformation processing section 162 that performs gradation transformation processing on image data obtained by photographing a subject, based on a gradation transformation characteristic having a predetermined shift amount S and gradient G, a frequency enhancement processing section 163 that performs frequency enhancement processing on the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070263930 - Character recognition processing system and computer readable medium storing program for character recognition processing: A character recognition processing system includes a character recognition confidence evaluating unit that evaluates whether confidence of character recognition of a plurality of areas are low or high, a character area classification unit that classifies a first area evaluated low by the character recognition confidence evaluating unit into a plurality... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070263931 - Systems and methods for handwritten digital pen lexical inference: Systems and methods are provided for recognizing handwritten characters drawn on a paper form using a digital pen that records stroke coordinates corresponding to respective pen strokes. In one embodiment, a field on the paper form is assigned a lexical inference level. For example, the field may be assigned a... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20070263932 - System and method of gesture feature recognition: A gesture feature recognition system and method is provided. The gesture feature recognition system comprises an input/output component for recording pen strokes and for displaying them as strokes on a display device, a repository for storing gesture recognition data and a recognizer component for analyzing the strokes using the gesture... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070263933 - Image pickup device, automatic focusing method, automatic exposure method, electronic flash control method and computer program: An image pickup device provided with an electronic flash function including an image pickup unit configured to input image data corresponding to a subject, a face detection unit configured to detect a human face from the image data input from the image pickup unit, an electronic flashing unit configured to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070263934 - Image pickup device, automatic focusing method, automatic exposure method, electronic flash control method and computer program: An image pickup device provided with an automatic exposure function includes an image pickup unit configured to input image data corresponding to a subject, a face detection unit configured to detect a human face from the image data input from the image pickup unit, a photometric unit configured to measure... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070263935 - Image pickup device, automatic focusing method, automatic exposure method, electronic flash control method and computer program: An image pickup device includes an image pickup unit configured to convert a subject image to image data and to output the image data and a face image recognition unit configured to recognize a face image from the image data. When the face image is recognized by the face image... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070263936 - Cognitive signal processing system: Described is a signal processing system. The system comprises a signal processing module having signal processing parameters and being configured to receive a plurality of signals. The signal processing module uses the signal processing parameters to output a processed signal, as either a fused signal or a plurality of separate... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates
20070263937 - Method and apparatus for serving audiovisual content: An apparatus for serving audiovisual content comprises a parser, a decompression module, a packaging module, and a transmission module. The parser is adapted to receive an image data file and separate the image data file into a first compressed image component and a second compressed image component. The decompression module... Agent: Brian M Berliner, Esq O'melveny & Myers, LLP
20070263938 - Visual entropy gain for wavelet image coding: Provided is a method and apparatus for coding a wavelet transformed image in consideration of the human visual system (HVS) in frequency and spatial domains. A visual weight is generated by calculating the product of a spatial domain weight, which is generated by using a local bandwidth normalized according to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070263939 - Variable length decoding device, variable length decoding method and image capturing system: A first data buffer stores LEVEL representing the size of a non-zero coefficient value of the variable length coded/run length coded data input from the outside. A write controller writes the LEVEL to the first data buffer in decoded order. An initial address calculator calculates the initial address of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070263940 - Device for reducing impulse noise and method thereof: The present invention provides a device and a method for reducing impulse noise. The device includes a signal intensity detector, an intensity difference calculator, and a filtering circuit. The signal intensity detector receives an image signal and determines a first pixel having an extreme intensity, and a second pixel having... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070263941 - Method and system for removing path radiance effects from an image: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method for manipulating an image is provided. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of selecting matched shadow/lit pairs of image portions from each of separate, different materials depicted in the image, utilizing the selected matched... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20070263943 - Defective image detection method and storage medium storing program: A method for detecting a defective image of the present invention includes obtaining an edge image by performing an edge tracking process on an original image, detecting an isolation point whose size is equal to or smaller than a predetermined size from a processed image obtained by performing an erosion... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070263942 - Image processing method, storage medium storing program and image processing apparatus: An image processing method of the invention includes changing tone values of peripheral pixels by performing a filtering process in respect to the peripheral pixels around a pixel of interest, after determining the pixel of interest; and changing a tone value of the pixel of interest, based on the peripheral... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070263944 - Method and system for improved detection of material reflectances in an image: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method for manipulating an image is provided. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of selecting matched shadow/lit pairs of image portions from each of separate, different materials depicted in the image, utilizing the selected matched... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20070263945 - Data processing apparatus, image processing apparatus, and method therefor: There are provided a data processing apparatus which makes an I/F for data processing modules (processors) versatile to facilitate addition/modification on a data processing module basis in accordance with processing contents, an image processing apparatus, and a method for the apparatuses. A data processing module (3) includes a read address... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070263946 - Systems and methods for digital pen stroke correction: Systems and methods are provided for correcting digital pen strokes written on a paper form using a digital pen. In one embodiment, a stroke collection file includes sets of coordinates corresponding to respective pen strokes written on the paper form including a mistake stroke that a user of the pen... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc11/08/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070258620 - Directional statistics visualization tool: A computer-implemented method for visualization of diffusion tensor images includes providing a diffusion tensor image input and providing a volume of interest within the diffusion tensor image input. The method includes determining a plurality of direction-based classifications of the volume of interest, wherein classes are defined by a set of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070258619 - Image processing device, imge processing method thereof, computer program, and computer-readable storage medium: The present invention aims to be able to provide an efficient public key digital watermark method which is specialized to information common to contents. In the method, arrangement order of digital data in input digital contents is set to become predetermined arrangement order so that the input digital contents constitute... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070258622 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information storing medium: An information processing apparatus configured to generate object information from image information, the information processing apparatus includes: an image reference information generation part configured to generate image reference information based on the image information; wherein the object information includes the image reference information.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070258621 - Ovd inspection method and inspection apparatus: This invention provides a method and apparatus for inspecting defects and attachment position of an attached OVD without any influence of a change in the pattern of the OVD due to fluttering or undulation during conveyance of the printed product. Image input means and illumination means are arranged at positions... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070258618 - System and/or method for image tamper detection: The subject matter disclosed herein related to techniques for detecting tampering of the digital image data.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20070258623 - Controlling and customizing access to spatial information: A spatial data handling and map generation system comprises a receiver component that receives a request for information associated with a geographic region and data associated with an initiator of the request. A mapping component renders a representation of the geographic region, the representation is customized according to a role... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070258624 - Mark position detection device, design method, and evaluation method: An object is to constitute a mark position detection device with high measurement accuracy. Further, another object is to provide an evaluation method capable of evaluating characteristics of an image formation optical system with high sensitivity. Accordingly, the mark position detection device has the image formation optical system that causes... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20070258625 - Methods and systems for administering a drug program related to livestock: Systems and methods are described that provide a fast and simple way of administering a drug program related to livestock. Specifically, accurate, automated livestock-to-carcass, meat product, or organ identification systems are provided that can receive, compile and analyze information regarding the condition of a carcass, meat product, or organ in... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20070258626 - Apparatus and method for utilizing biometrics in medical applications: In the present invention, the user will sign onto a system, utilizing a biometrics authentication or identification procedure. Once authentication and identification takes place, local, regional, and centralized medical databases can be automatically queried using the identification-specific biometrics signature. All data intrinsic to the medical procedure or examination being performed... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070258627 - Face recognition system and method: A method of automatically recognizing a human face includes developing a three-dimensional model of a face; and generating a number of two-dimensional images based on the three-dimensional model. The generated two-dimensional images are then enrolled in a database and searched against an input image to identifying the face of the... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Rader, Fishman & Graver PLLC
20070258628 - Ultrasonic fingerprint scanning utilizing a plane wave: The invention may be embodied as a fingerprint scanner having an ultrasonic wave detector, a platen, an ultrasonic wave generator located between the detector and the platen. The invention may be embodied as a method of scanning a finger. One such method includes providing a platen, a detector and a... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20070258629 - Digitization of a papillary structure: A method and apparatus is described for recording and digitizing intensity pro-files (IP) of the papillary structure of the skin with high intensity resolution using sensors S with low intensity resolution. For this purpose, a plurality of digital image signals (DS, DS1, DS2) of an identical subarea e.g. of a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070258630 - Method and system for the diagnosis of disease using retinal image content and an archive of diagnosed human patient data: A method for diagnosing diseases having retinal manifestations including retinal pathologies includes the steps of providing a CBIR system including an archive of stored digital retinal photography images and diagnosed patient data corresponding to the retinal photography images, the stored images each indexed in a CBIR database using a plurality... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070258631 - User interface and method for displaying information in an ultrasound system: A user interface and method for displaying information in an ultrasound system are provided. A medical image display of the ultrasound system includes a plurality of segmented regions each corresponding to a region of an imaged heart. The medical image display further includes a tracking quality indicator displayed in connection... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20070258632 - User interface and method for identifying related information displayed in an ultrasound system: A user interface and method for identifying related information displayed in an ultrasound system are provided. A medical image display of the ultrasound system includes a first region configured to display a medical image having color coded portions and a second region configured to display non-image data related to the... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20070258633 - Automated document processing system using full image scanning: A document processing system includes an input receptacle for receiving documents. A transport mechanism receives the documents from the input receptacle and transports the documents past an image scanner and a discrimination unit. An output receptacle receives the documents from the transport mechanism after being transported past the full image... Agent: Cummins-allison Corp. C/o Nixon Peabody LLP
20070258634 - Method of printing micr encoded negotiable instruments such as checks/drafts from facsimile transmitted checks: An improved method for accurately and correctly encoding and printing complete checks on blank paper sheets from graphic check images. The method includes inputting into a computer a graphic image of a check. Scanning the graphic image, in computer memory, and identifying the MICR character codes with their locations. Printing... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20070258635 - Apparatus and method for inspecting mask for use in fabricating an integrated circuit device: In an embodiment, a mask inspection apparatus for detecting defects in a semiconductor pattern on a mask includes optics for combining light transmitted through or reflected from the mask with a reference beam. The two light beams are transmitted through a second-order non-linear optical system. Mask defects affect the transmitted/reflected... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20070258636 - Method for inspecting pattern defect occured on patterns formed on a substrate: In a pattern-defect inspection method for inspecting a defect in an inspection pattern by comparing an image of the inspection pattern with an image of a reference pattern, inspection sensitivity is adjusted in accordance with the number of corner portion and so on of the reference pattern.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20070258637 - Overlay mark arrangement for reducing overlay shift: An overlay mark arrangement for reducing the asymmetric profile and an overlay shift during an integrated circuit manufacturing process is disclosed. In one embodiment, the overlay mark arrangement may comprise a first mark, a second mark and a stress releasing means. The first mark is used to indicate the position... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20070258638 - Method for forming and distributing a composite file including a dental image and associated diagnosis: A method of providing dental-related imaging data of a patient to a dental practitioner is provided, the dental-related imaging data being obtained by a third party imaging provider at a third-party imaging provider site using a three-dimensional digital imaging device. Three-dimensional image data of the maxillofacial complex of the patient... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070258639 - Method for producing a three-dimensional image dataset of a target volume: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional image dataset of a target volume by using an examination facility having at least two image recording facilities, each featuring a radiation source and a radiation detector, which can be rotated about an axis of rotation which is arranged perpendicular... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070258640 - Inspection apparatus: An inspection apparatus and method are provided, wherein even when an image that cannot be processed by a current image processing algorithm is input to an image processing unit while a working line is in operation, the inspection can be continued by newly generating an image processing algorithm optimized in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070258641 - High dynamic range data format conversions for digital media: One or more continuous mappings are defined at a digital media encoder to convert input digital media data in a first high dynamic range format to a second format with a smaller dynamic range than the first format. The encoder converts the input digital media data to the second format... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20070258642 - Geo-coding images: A unique system, method, and user interface are provided that facilitate more efficient indexing and retrieval of images. In particular, the systems and methods involve annotating or geo-coding images with their location metadata. Geo-coded images can be displayed on a map and browsed or queried based on their location metadata.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070258643 - Method, a system, a computer program product and a user interface for segmenting image sets: The current invention relates to the segmentation of image sets in four dimensions. A method for segmenting image sets comprises steps for defining deformation by at least one control point in a deformation area defined in four dimensions and modifying the content of said deformation area based on said control... Agent: Venable LLP
20070258644 - Pattern recognition apparatus and method therefor: A pattern recognition apparatus includes an image inputting unit, a face-area extracting unit, a face-characteristic-point detecting unit, a normalized-image generating unit, a subspace generating unit, a similarity calculating unit, a reference-subspace storing unit, a judging unit, and a display unit. The pattern recognition apparatus calculates an input subspace from an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070258645 - Techniques for enabling or establishing the use of face recognition algorithms: Embodiments described herein facilitate or enhance the implementation of image recognition processes which can perform recognition on images to identify objects and/or faces by class or by people.... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20070258646 - Human detection method and apparatus: A human detection method and apparatus are provided. In the method, a person is detected from an image provided by a digital video camera. The method includes (a) initializing parameters used for a user detection; (b) determining a current mode; (c) when it is determined that the current mode is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070258647 - Surveying apparatus and method of analyzing measuring data: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method for minimizing the influence of disturbing signals during calculation of shape elements from coordinate points. An aim of the embodiments of the invention is to exclude the coordinates which are not to be locally assigned to the desired shaped element from the... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20070258648 - Generic visual classification with gradient components-based dimensionality enhancement: In an image classification system (70), a plurality of generative models (30) correspond to a plurality of image classes. Each generative model embodies a merger of a general visual vocabulary and an image class-specific visual vocabulary. A gradient-based class similarity modeler (40) includes (i) a model fitting data extractor (46)... Agent: Patrick R. Roche Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20070258649 - Method for implementing n-dimensional object recognition using dynamic adaptive recognition layers: In a method and a system for the implementation of multi-layered network object recognition in multi-dimensional space, the structure of a neural recognition network is dynamically generated and adapted to recognize objects. The layers of the network are capable of recognizing key features of the input data by using evaluation... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20070258651 - Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving uncompressed audio/video data and transmission frame structure: An apparatus for efficiently transmitting and receiving uncompressed AV data by using UEP during high-frequency wireless communication, as well as a transmission frame structure to which the UEP is applied are provided. A method of transmitting uncompressed AV data includes determining whether a transmission efficiency of uncompressed AV data drops... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070258650 - Visibility data compression/decompression method, compression system and decoder: Non-adjacent rows (i) in the visibility matrix (Msr) that have a large number of common elements are automatically detected (E7) and any such detected rows are permutated to put the lines detected as having a large number of common elements into sequence to form a modified visibility matrix (M′sr), and... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20070258652 - Compression-coding device and decompression-decoding device: There are provided a device and a method capable of increasing the processing speed and preventing the increase of the device size by eliminating decompression/decoding processing not required for decompression/decoding of a moving picture of a point-of-view desired by a user. The decompression/decoding device includes: instruction input means for receiving... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070258653 - Unit for and method of image conversion: An image conversion unit (100) for converting an input image with an input frequency spectrum into an output image with an output frequency spectrum, the output frequency spectrum having more relatively high frequency components than the input frequency spectrum is disclosed. The image conversion unit comprises: means for providing (102)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070258656 - Method, system and computer program product for automatic and semi-automatic modification of digital images of faces: The present invention is directed at modifying digital images of faces automatically or semi-automatically. In one aspect, a method of detecting faces in digital images and matching and replacing features within the digital images is provided. Techniques for blending, recoloring, shifting and resizing of portions of digital images are disclosed.... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP
20070258655 - Method of adjusting image quality and apparatus operable to execute the same: In order to process motion image data including a plurality of frames, two or more frames are extracted from the frames as still image data. Image quality adjustment is performed with an identical adjustment condition for each of the extracted frames to obtain adjusted still image data.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070258654 - Motion assisted data enhancement: Embodiments related to enhancing data are disclosed.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20070258657 - Method and apparatus providing adaptive noise suppression: A method of reducing noise in an image including steps for obtaining a first value for a target pixel, obtaining a respective second value for each neighboring pixel surrounding the target pixel, identifying a spread for the second values, comparing the spread to a threshold value, and, if the spread... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070258658 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof, image processing apparatus, computer program, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus connected to a display apparatus, the information processing apparatus comprises an acquisition unit adapted to acquire a real image captured by an imaging apparatus; a generation unit adapted to generate a virtual image based on an orientation of said imaging apparatus; a detection unit adapted to... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20070258659 - Method and device for processing and for searching for an object by signals corresponding to images: A method of representing an object appearing in a still or video image, by processing signals corresponding to the image, comprises deriving the peak values in CSS space for the object outline and applying a non-linear transformation to said peak values to arrive at a representation of the outline.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070258660 - Image input apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing program and storage medium storing the image processing program: An image input apparatus includes a show-through elimination part performing show-through elimination on image data read from a front face of an original and image data read from a back face of the original. An image compression part compresses and converts, into codes, the image data of the front face... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070258661 - Image processing apparatus, image enlarging apparatus, image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, image processing system and medium storing program: An image processing apparatus includes: an extraction unit that extracts a first image and a second image similar to the first image, in a first resolution; and a generation unit that generates an image in a second resolution based on the respective images extracted by the extraction unit and phases... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC11/01/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070253594 - Method and system for fingerprinting digital video object based on multiresolution, multirate spatial and temporal signatures: A method and system for generating a fingerprint for a video object. The method includes obtaining a plurality of frames associated with a video object. Additionally, the method includes, for each of the plurality of frames, processing information associated with the plurality of frames, determining a plurality of spatial signatures... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070253592 - Method and system for protecting and authenticating a digital image: A method of protecting a digital image, the method comprising extracting feature values from the digital image based on a selected authentication bit-rate; embedding data corresponding to the feature values as a watermark in a into the digital image; and creating an image signature based on the data corresponding to... Agent: Goodwin Procter
20070253593 - Methods for making an authenticating system: A method for making an authenticating system for an object includes selecting an image and adding a watermark in a predetermined area of the image. The predetermined area may be a portion of the image. The method also includes establishing the image having the watermark therein on the object, and... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070253596 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing program, recording medium recording the image processing program, and moving object detection system: It is intended to provide an image processing apparatus enabling an image processing for association of a standard image to a reference image using a reduced number of pixels without deteriorating accuracy for detecting a movement of a detection subject. A detection subject region setting unit obtains a picked-up image... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070253595 - Still image queue analysis system and method: A system and method for analyzing a queue. The method may comprise defining a queue and evaluating a series of still images of the queue zone at periodic intervals over a predefined period of time. The method may further comprise approximating an estimated average number of people in the queue... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20070253598 - Image monitoring apparatus: An image monitoring apparatus includes: plural cameras, each of which obtains a plurality of images; a detection unit that detects an area occupied by at least one target candidates from each of the plural images; a storage that stores a first data for recognizing at least one target; a recognizing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070253597 - Vehicular front environment detection apparatus and vehicular front lighting apparatus: A processor in a vehicle front environment detection apparatus processes an image from an imaging unit for detecting another vehicle based on the brightness of an environment of a traveling vehicle derived from the image. The detection result of the another vehicle is reflected to a control of at least... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20070253599 - Motion estimation using hidden markov model processing in mri and other applications: Systems, apparatus and methods that use a hidden Markov model to estimation motion of a sample under measurement and to reduce a motion-induced effect in the measurement. MRI systems and other sample measurement systems can be implemented based on motion sensing using the hidden Markov model. Recursive and non-recursive estimation... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20070253600 - Image processing apparatus: This invention provides an efficient image processing apparatus having merits as the handiness and visibility of paper and the multi-functionality of a computer, enabling trial and error with paper media without capturing all images previously. The apparatus comprises an image capturing unit for electronically capturing paper images by a photo-sensor;... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20070253602 - Biometric data acquisition device, biometric data acquisition method and biometric authentication device: A biometric data acquisition device for acquiring data of a living body by irradiating the living body with light includes: a light source unit that emits light to the living body; a plurality of light receiving elements that receive transmitted light or reflected light, which is transmitted through the living... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070253603 - Monitoring device, method and program thereof: The facial image extraction section extracts a facial image of a checking target person from an image that is picked up by the entrance camera and the facial detection judgment section judges whether a facial image can be extracted, by the facial image extraction section, from the image under predetermined... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20070253601 - Method and system to electronically identify and verify an individual presenting himself for such identification and verification: A method and a system of electronically identifying and verifying an individual utilising at least one biometric features of the individual is disclosed. The method includes the steps of activating an access apparatus with a means to capture at least one biometric feature of an individual in a secure manner... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070253604 - Face authentication apparatus, control method and program, electronic device having the same, and program recording medium: A mobile phone includes a photograph section that takes a picture of an object to be authenticated; a face-image comparison section that compares the face image taken by the photograph section with a registered face image; and a distance sensor and a distance determination section that measure the distance to... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20070253605 - Fingerprint preview quality and segmentation: A ridge flow based fingerprint image quality determination can be achieved independent of image resolution, can be processed in real-time and includes segmentation, such as fingertip segmentation, therefore providing image quality assessment for individual fingertips within a four finger flat, dual thumb, or whole hand image. A fingerprint quality module... Agent: Sheridan Ross P C
20070253606 - Image reading apparatus for feature image of live body: In an aspect of the present invention, an image reading apparatus includes a 2-dimensional image sensor having a plurality of light receiving elements arranged in a matrix, and configured to detect an image of a detection target; and a plurality of partition walls configured to hold the detection target in... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070253607 - Image reading apparatus for feature image of live body: An image reading apparatus includes first and second light sources configured to emit first and second lights into a detection target, respectively, a 2-dimensional image sensor and a processing unit. The 2-dimensional image sensor has light receiving elements arranged in a matrix, and picks up a light emitted from the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070253608 - Secure fingerprint matching by hashing localized information: A method and apparatus for obtaining, hashing, storing and using fingerprint data related to fingerprint minutia including the steps of: a) determining minutia points within a fingerprint, b) determining a plurality of sets of proximate determined minutia points, c) subjecting a plurality of representations of the determined sets of minutia... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20070253611 - General framework for image segmentation using ordered spatial dependency: A general framework to enhance performance of automatic segmentation of a plurality of structures in medical imaging applications incorporates inter-structure spatial dependencies in to existing segmentation algorithms. Ranking the structures according to their dependencies allows a hierarchical approach to automatically segmenting multiple structures that improves each individual segmentation and provides... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070253610 - Anatomical visualization and measurement system: The present invention provides an anatomical visualization and measurement system comprising a first database that comprises a plurality of 2-D slice images generated by scanning a structure. The 2-D slice images are stored in a first data format. A second database is also provided that comprises a 3-D computer model... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20070253609 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for automatic segmenting of cardiac chambers: A method, apparatus and computer program product for machine-based segmentation of the cardiac chambers in a four-dimensional magnetic resonance image data that contains at least short-axis cine sequences. The segmenting is based on temporal variations in the data set and on features extracted from the image data. In particular, the... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20070253612 - Stereoscopic image regenerating apparatus, stereoscopic image regenerating method, and stereoscopic image regenerating program: There is provided a three-dimensional image reconstructing apparatus for reconstructing a three-dimensional image of an object. The three-dimensional image reconstructing apparatus includes an image-capturing section that captures a plurality of transmission-type images each of which is represented by densities of different levels, a characteristic region selecting section that selects a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20070253614 - Artificially displaying information relative to a body: A method and system are described for generating a pattern indicating at least medical information related to an individual's body; and invoking circuitry for displaying at least the generated pattern on one or more surfaces on the individual's body.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070253613 - System for providing information to a user: The present invention relates to a system for providing information to a user, said system comprising a screen for showing the information to the user, information generating means for generating at least one graphical and/or textual information, first selecting means for enabling the user to select at least one of... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20070253615 - Method and system for banknote recognition: A system and a method for banknote recognition are provides. The connected components within a source image are detected when the source image is generated. Then the connected components are used for matching the prototypes in a database for selecting the corresponding best matched prototypes. The connected components will be... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070253616 - Mark image processing method, program, and device: A mark image processing device has an imaging control unit which captures images of an alignment mark on a work a plurality of times while changing an image capturing condition such as lighting intensity or exposure time by an imaging device and an image recognition unit which computes correlation between... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070253618 - Camera calibration method and medium and 3d object reconstruction method and medium using the same: A camera calibration method and medium and a 3-dimensional (3D) object reconstruction method and medium using the camera calibration method are provided. The camera calibration method includes setting a feature track by tracking and matching features in an input image sequence; estimating 3-dimensional (3D) points in relation to the features... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070253617 - Contour triangulation system and method: A method and apparatus for reconstructing a surface shape of an object having contour lines, includes assigning points to each contour line. A first triangulation scheme is performed with respect to respective points on two adjacently-positioned contour lines, to determine a first surface shape for a portion of the object... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070253619 - Color profile generating apparatus and method: Even if a calculation result is out of range (e.g., below 0 or over 255 in the case of an 8-bit color signal) of a destination color signal when a color conversion table is generated by matrix calculation, clipping (non-reversible operation) is not performed, and a constant is evenly added... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070253620 - Automated method for extracting highlighted regions in scanned source: An automated method for extracting highlighted regions in a scanned text documents includes color masking of highlight regions, extracting text from highlighted regions, recognizing the characters in extracted text optically and inserting the recognized characters to new document in order to easily identify highlighted text in scanned images. Using a... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20070253621 - Method and system to process a data string: A method and system is described to process a data string (e.g., an XML data string). The method comprises accessing the data string to identify a plurality of data segments and a plurality of predefined reference character sequences. Each predefined reference character sequence may be located between adjacent data segments.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070253622 - Traffic lane marking line recognition system for vehicle: A traffic lane marking line recognition system for a vehicle includes an image compositing device which composites images photographed at different time points by a camera to elongate a traffic lane marking line such as a white line in the photographed image, the brightness of the photographed images is detected,... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20070253623 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image reading apparatus and image processing method: Pixels of a binary image obtained by binarizing an image are scanned in a predetermined direction, labels are assigned to the pixels according to binarization information about the respective pixels, information about the assigned labels is stored sequentially for each of a plurality of lines along the predetermined direction, information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070253624 - Methods and apparatus for clustering templates in non-metric similarity spaces: Clustering biometric templates is performed by determining fiduciary templates and cluster seed templates, both from a gallery of biometric templates. Similarity vectors are formed by comparing members of the cluster seed templates to the fiduciary templates. The gallery is then partitioned into clusters based upon the similarity vectors, and the... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20070253625 - Method for building robust algorithms that classify objects using high-resolution radar signals: A system and method are provided for classifying objects using high resolution radar signals. The method includes determining a probabilistic classifier of an object from a high resolution radar scan, determining a deterministic classifier of the object from the high resolution radar scan, and classifying the object based on the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20070253627 - Efficient content compression and decompression system and method: A content compression/compression system and method are disclosed in which a pre-processing step is performed before any compression and a post-processing step is performed once a compressed piece of content is decompressed.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20070253628 - Method of and apparatus for image serving: A method of transmitting images from a server to a client along a communications link, comprises the steps of: dividing a relatively high resolution image into a plurality of lower resolution tiles; transmitting a first image tile to a client terminal for editing; predicting at least one further image tile... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20070253626 - Resizing raw image data before storing the data: The invention is directed, in one embodiment, to a method of: (a) receiving raw image data representing an image, (b) transforming the raw image data to change at least one dimension of the image, and (c) storing the raw image data in a memory subsequent to the step (b) of... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20070253629 - Image processing device and image forming device provided therewith: The present invention is provided with a wavelet conversion means 115 for performing a wavelet conversion process of either of the number of lines 1 to 4 for image data, a prediction difference means 116 for performing a prediction difference process to the minimum frequency subband of a plurality of... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070253630 - Method and apparatus for fast and flexible digital image compression using programmable sprite buffer: A system and method of performing digital image compression comprises comparing pixels in various locations in a digital picture image frame; coding a position of pixels located in a foreground of the digital picture image frame; sending the coded positions of the pixels located in a foreground of the digital... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070253632 - Method and related compensation circuit for compensating black cores of an image sensor: A method for compensating black cores includes detecting whether an external illumination level of an image device is greater than a predetermined illumination value. The method includes detecting whether an intensity of a first portion of input pixels is greater than a first predetermined threshold, an intensity of a second... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070253633 - Image enhancement employing partial template matching: A method of image-resolution enhancement employing partial-template matching, including storing at least a portion of an image, and selecting from the image a window comprising a plurality of adjacent line segments having pixels, the window including a target pixel. The method also includes comparing the pixels of the window with... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell
20070253631 - System and method for enhancing stored binary images: A multifunction apparatus and method for enhancing store binary image data, is disclosed. The method includes retrieving the stored binary image data, converting the binary image data into higher-resolution image data, determining image enhancement processes, and applying the image enhancement processes to the higher-resolution image data to produce an enhanced... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Eric S. Cherry - Docketing Supervisor
20070253634 - Image processing apparatus and method of the same: The invention discloses an image processing apparatus for improving the definition of an input image. The input image consists of a plurality of pixels, and the pixels are divided into an edge portion and a background portion. The image processing apparatus includes a compound operating unit, a sharpness processing unit,... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.
20070253635 - System and method for filtering point clouds: An exemplary system for filtering point clouds is disclosed. The system includes at least one client computer (5), a point cloud collecting device (6) and an application server (7) configured between the client computer and the point cloud collecting device. The application server includes a converging module configured for converging... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070253636 - Image processing method and image processing circuit: A method and circuit for suppressing the generation of unnatural vertical streaks in output image data. A detection processing circuit generates a first noise correction value based on first and second noise detection signals from an OB region. A correction processing circuit performs an offset process on a first noise... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC
20070253637 - Image intensity calculation using a sectored source map: A method for modeling an image of a mask under illumination by a source is provided. A source map of the source is determined. For example, the source map may be a k-space diagram of plane waves for the source. The source map is then segmented into a plurality of... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20070253638 - Digital image acquisition and processing system: A digital image acquisition and processing system that automatically corrects dust artifact regions within acquired images by compiling a statistical dust map from multiple images acquired under different image acquisition conditions is provided. The system includes a digital camera and an external processing device. The camera includes an optical system... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20070253640 - Image manipulation method and apparatus: A method of editing a selected area of a digital image which consists of an array of image pixels at a relatively high resolution. The method comprises: dividing the image into a series of discrete tiles at a relatively low resolution, each tile containing a plurality of the image pixels;... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20070253639 - Imagery analysis tool: An imagery analysis tool that obtains imagery from imagery collections systems, orthorectifies the imagery such that resultant imagery reads like a map, and geocodes the resultant imagery such that all feature objects can be plotted as vector icons.... Agent: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Office Of Counsel Bldg 435
20070253641 - Image data processing device, image data processing method, and image data processing program: For example, when displaying the advertising web page based on the page data Dp supplied from the product sales server SV2, the client terminal 2 does not perform a horizontal-to-vertical ratio adjustment process to the image data D2 because the corresponding attribute information INF1 indicates that the horizontal to vertical... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070253643 - Automated method and system for retrieving documents based on highlighted text from a scanned source: An automated method and system for retrieving documents based on highlighted text from a scanned source. Documents that are stored within a multifunction device can be searched and retrieved using highlighted text as keyword. The search of such documents can further be extended towards other networked multifunction devices and also... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20070253644 - Image displaying apparatus and program product for displaying image: To enable a necessary image data to be easily found out based on image sizes of a plurality of index images displayed in a list format and to enable contents of original images displayed as index images to be easily understood, in the case of generating an index image of... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20070253642 - Method and apparatus for indexing, storing and retrieving raster (grid) data in a combined raster vector system: The invention relates to a method and apparatus that uses an R-tree's vector data as a mechanism for query and retrieval of raster data in conjunction with or instead of the vector data. The invention relates to a method of storing, indexing and retrieving raster data comprising: storing raster data,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLPPrevious industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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