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Image analysis December patents, inventions by USPTO category 12/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20070297641 - Controlling content suitability by selectively obscuring: Content (e.g., still image, video, animation or other content) received via a network (or other source) may or may not be suitable for a particular user. Thus, prior to displaying, the content is automatically screened by a screening application and assigned a suitability value. If the suitability value is within... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20070297642 - Image processing method: The main CPU executes Fourier transform to the partial image, then performs strict spectrum analysis 1 for judging the presence/absence of data at a coordinate position designated in advance on a Fourier transform plane with high resolution for judging the presence/absence of prohibition of duplication, then judges whether duplication-prohibited data... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070297643 - Information processing system, information processing method, and program product therefor: An information processing system includes an extracting portion that extracts characteristic information of at least one of a presenter and a participant while the presenter is delivering a presentation with the use of a material, on the basis of information on at least one of the presenter and the participant... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070297644 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus embedding information in an image by combining multiple predetermined patterns with the image is disclosed that includes a level determination part configured to determine at least one of the levels of conditions to be added regarding the disposition of the predetermined patterns, to which at least... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070297645 - Apparatus and method for processing video data: An apparatus and methods for processing video data are described. The invention provides a representation of video data that can be used to assess agreement between the data and a fitting model for a particular parameterization of the data. This allows the comparison of different parameterization techniques and the selection... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20070297646 - View-dependent displacement mapping: A computer implemented method for generating a representation of structure for use in rendering a synthesized image is provided. The representation is a view-dependent displacement mapping that represents displacements along a viewing direction. This view dependency allows the representation to be used to determine self shadows as well as shading,... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070297647 - Character/text generating apparatus: The invention provides a character/text generating apparatus, which includes a storage device, an image capturing device, and a processing unit. The storage stores a look-up table which records a plurality of characters or texts and a plurality of sample images. Each of the sample images corresponds to one of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070297648 - Processor with personal verification function and operating device: A processor with a personal verification function has a mouse used by a hand to operate a terminal (personal computer or personal computer main body) and being able to output a photographic blood vessel image obtained by photographing a blood vessel image of the palm of the hand, and a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070297651 - Coutour-based object recognition method for a monocular vision system: An object recognition method analyzes an imaged object based on its contour. Extracted contours are characterized by wavelets and slope sequence, and compared to sets of stored contours to recognize a known feature. If a match of sufficiently high confidence is not found, the image is distorted to simulate an... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20070297650 - Method of facial recognition: An original image of a target is provided. The original image is guidedly perturbed into a first plurality of recognizable uniquely perturbed images, each of the first plurality of recognizable uniquely perturbed images being recognizable as representing the target and distinguishable from the original image. The first plurality of recognizable... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20070297652 - Face recognition apparatus and face recognition method: A face recognition apparatus includes an image sequence acquiring unit, a face image acquiring unit, an intra-sequence classifying unit, an inter-sequence classifying unit, an identification unit, and a reference image storing unit. A plurality of cameras are attached in a corridor for monitoring one place with these cameras, so that... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070297649 - Image discriminating method and image processing apparatus: Scenes can be discriminated automatically and optimum prints corresponding to the scenes can be obtained. A face of person is detected from an inputted image and it is determined whether or not a person is on the scene of the inputted image. If it is determined that a person is... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20070297653 - Fingerprint representation using localized texture features: A system and method for processing fingerprints includes representing each minutiae in a fingerprint by determining quantized Gabor coefficients to represent texture content of the minutiae. A distance is computed between represented minutiae and stored minutiae. The minutiae matches are ranked based on the distance to identify the fingerprint.... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20070297654 - Image processing apparatus detecting a movement of images input with a time difference: An element determining portion detects an element not to be used for image processing in an image. The image processing is performed using the image not including the detected element. More specifically, feature value calculator calculates a feature value according to a pattern of the partial image corresponding to each... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070297655 - Image processing system: In order to start a frequency analysis process before completion of acquisition of an image so as to shorten a processing time, a first frequency analysis unit performs one-dimensional frequency analysis on each pixel line. A second frequency analysis unit collects a predetermined number of one-dimensional frequency analysis results from... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070297657 - Quantification and visualization of the motion and deformation of one or several objects inside a living entity: The invention relates to the quantitative analysis and/or visualization of the relative motion of objects in particular of the relative motion of one or several objects inside a living entity, for instance the human body or a living cell. The invented system and method allow to quantify and visualize the... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20070297656 - System and method for iterative image reconstruction: Methods are provided for iteratively reconstructing an image signal to generate a reconstructed image signal. In one embodiment, sub-iterations of each iteration are performed on pixel subsets. The pixel subsets may be composed of pixels neighboring or spatially separated pixel. In a further embodiment, each iteration is performed at a... Agent: Patrick S. Yoder Fletcher Yoder
20070297658 - Image evaluation method for two-dimensional projection images and objects corresponding thereto: In the English translation document, please replace the abstract with the following: 2-D projection images show the temporal profile of the distribution of a contrast medium in an examination object, which contains a vascular system and its surroundings. Each projection image comprises pixels with pixel values. The pixel values of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070297659 - Forming three dimensional objects using a decision rule in medical image data: A decision rule is used that examines the computer-aided detected (CAD) regions of interest in a computed tomography (CT) slice pair taken from volumetric medical CT scan to determine whether the detected regions of interest are part of the same object is disclosed. Segmentation is performed after initially detecting a... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20070297662 - Method and apparatus for virtual bowel cleaning: A method and an apparatus for virtual bowel cleaning are disclosed. A first CT volume data record of an area of the bowel of interest is produced, in which voxels relating to a bowel content are identified and are suitably modified in order to obtain a modified data record without... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070297660 - Systems and methods for improving a resolution of an image: A method for reconstructing an image in a tomographic imaging system is described. The method includes improving a spatial resolution of the image by iteratively reconstructing the image.... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20070297661 - Tomographic reconstruction for x-ray cone-beam scan data: Disclosed is x-ray cone beam scan data reconstruction of an imaged object with a reconstruction algorithm using shift invariant filtering and backprojection with the maximum tomographic capability of a circular scan larger than p plus cone angle, when CB data is not truncated and data extrapolation is not allowed. The... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070297663 - Tomographic imaging: A method of and apparatus for displaying tomographic information are disclosed. A compact region within an imaged target is defined. An image is generated showing part of the target encircling the compact region.... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20070297664 - Methods of processing a check in a check stock verification system: A method is provided of a bank processing a check in a check stock verification system. The method comprises receiving a check image having at least one pre-printed element, extracting the at least one pre-printed element from the check image, comparing the extracted pre-printed element with a reference pre-printed element,... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20070297665 - Method and system for optical edge measurement: Edge data for an object are obtained by placing the object in front of a medium that has greater reflectance than the object, and both are illuminated by a light source. The contrast in image intensity obtained between the object and background enables the edges of the object to be... Agent: Nath & Associates
20070297666 - Information processing apparatus, service providing method, and service providing program product: A disclosed information processing apparatus is connected to an external processing apparatus via a predetermined communication network, and causes the external processing apparatus to perform at least part of a process of a predetermined service on behalf of the information processing apparatus. Information is held for authenticating the external processing... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20070297667 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes: a change information acquiring unit that acquires, when first brightness setting information is changed, information on the change, the first brightness setting information defining, in printing a color that can be represented by color materials of plural colors, brightness that should be represented using the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070297668 - Image-processing apparatus and method, computer program, and storage medium: An image-processing apparatus configured to perform a background-color-removal process on color image data. The image-processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a pixel value of the color image data is highlight information to be reproduced using a light color material, and also includes a processing unit configured... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070297669 - Video content detector: The invention relates to determining the image content of an incoming bitstream such that various image improvement effects may be accomplished. The invention provides for determining a realness value of an image formed of a plurality of pixels each having associated pixel data by evaluating a spatial distribution of luminance... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070297670 - Method for differentiating dynamic range of image: A method for differentiating dynamic range of image is disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. First of all, pixel numbers with the same level value of Density units D.sub.n−1 and D.sub.n are compared. Next the minimum pixel numbers of each level value of Density units D.sub.n−1 and D.sub.n are... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20070297671 - Apparatus and method for image processing: This disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus or an image processing method, and takes as its technical problem the fact that conventionally it is difficult to perform a process of carving out a rectangle with high precision in a noisy environment. Therefore, as to an image made by binarizing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070297673 - Nonhuman animal integument pixel classification: Systems and methods of classifying pixels into a nonhuman animal integument class are described. In one aspect, values of features in a discriminant space are determined for respective pixels of the input image. The pixels are classified into a nonhuman animal integument class based on the respective feature values and... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070297672 - System and method for editing image data: A method for editing image data includes segmenting input image data into a plurality of discrete objects, wherein each of the objects is defined by a plurality of input pixels that are spatially grouped and that relate to a common content type and feature of the input image data so... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20070297674 - Deformation of mask-based images: An image processing method is described that allows a user to manipulate regions of interest (ROIs) in a mask based image. The user defines a stretch vector for example by ‘clicking and dragging’ a mouse pointer and an algorithm deforms the ROI according to a roll-off function that avoids the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070297675 - Method of directed feature development for image pattern recognition: A visual profiling selection method for computerized directed feature development receives initial feature list, initial features, learning image and object masks. Information measurement is performed to generate information scores. Ranking of the initial feature list is performed to generate a ranked feature list. Human selection is performed through a user... Agent: Shih-jong J. Lee
20070297678 - Analysis method for image data records including automatic specification of analysis regions: There is described an analysis method for at least one image data record of an examination object, wherein each image data record features a multiplicity of image data elements. A position in a multidimensional space is assigned to each image data element. Each image data element features an image data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070297676 - Feature pattern recognition system, method, and program: A feature pattern recognition system, method, and program capable of recognizing feature pattern with a high accuracy are provided. Discrete symbols (nucleotide symbols or the like) constituting a to-be-recognized sequence (a DNA sequence or the like) are converted to numerals by using symbol frequencies that are obtained according to sequence... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20070297677 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus may include a feature quantity extraction unit configured to extract a feature quantity from an image, a setting unit configured to set setting information including a plurality of setting items used to perform processing upon the image so that a designated setting item can be changed... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070297679 - Two-dimensional code generation method, two-dimensional code, two-dimensional code recognition method, and image recognition device: A two-dimensional code in which given data is encoded as a two-dimensional image. The two-dimensional code includes as image elements: points each of which is placed at point placement reserved position in a two-dimensional region based on a binary data string uniquely associated with the given data according to a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070297680 - Shape grammar interpreter: Parametric shape recognition is achieved through a decomposition of shapes into a hierarchy of subshapes ordered by their decreasing restrictions. Instances of each of the subshapes are individually located in the design shape and then reconstructed to form an instance of the entire shape. The basis for the hierarchy of... Agent: Jones Day
20070297681 - Mutual symmetry detection: System and method for detecting symmetries of configurations of discrete curves. Configuration characterization information for a configuration of a plurality of discrete curves is received, where the configuration characterization information comprises rotational symmetry groups for each of the plurality of discrete curves. A greatest common divisor of the rotational symmetry... Agent: Jeffrey C. Hood Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC
20070297683 - Classifying image regions based on picture location: A method of classifying regions in a digital image or video captured by an image capture device includes providing a geographic location determining device associated with the image capture device; using the location determining device to measure the image capture location at substantially the time that the digital image or... Agent: Pamela R. Crocker Patent Legal Staff
20070297682 - Identification of people using multiple types of input: Systems and methods for detecting people or speakers in an automated fashion are disclosed. A pool of features including more than one type of input (like audio input and video input) may be identified and used with a learning algorithm to generate a classifier that identifies people or speakers. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070297684 - Data conversion apparatus, data conversion method, and data conversion system: An objective, when extracting from data such as an image, an audio, and a moving picture, is to extract the information from raw data that has not been processed for extraction, extract many different items of information for different purposes from the same data, and increase the amount of information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070297685 - Method and device for condensed image recording and reproduction: A method, recording medium and device for processing data are discussed. According to one aspect, the method includes receiving predictive coded image data including specifying information for specifying a reference image among previous images; detecting the reference image based on the specifying information; and decoding the predictive coded image data... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070297686 - Method of estimating a quantization parameter: A method of estimating a quantization parameter is provided. The method is applied to a de-blocking filter. The de-blocking filter de-blocks a decoded block-based image according to the quantization parameter, and the block-based image is coded and decoded in units of macroblocks. The method comprises calculating blocking degrees of a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070297687 - Image editing device and image editing method: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing device for generating image data, a line-of-sight-direction/angular velocity detecting portion for detecting biological information, such as the direction of a line of sight of a photographer or the angular velocity of the head of the photographer, when the photographer observes a subject,... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070297688 - Edge smoothing filter for character recognition: A system and method for correcting defects in a black white image. A character recognition system is disclosed that processes character data from a black white image, including: an edge smoothing filter that examines blocks of pixels in the black white image to determine if an indent or protrusion defect... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20070297689 - Integrated histogram auto adaptive contrast control (acc): The invention provides for calculating the sum of the luminance values of all pixels in each of a number of regions making up the whole image. A histogram is then created of all the sums of luminance at the end of each frame. The histogram is then rescaled such that... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070297690 - System and method for contrast extension adjustment and overflow compensation of image signal: This invention provides a system and method for image signal contrast extension and overflow compensation. The system includes contrast extension and overflow compensation look-up tables, an image gray level boundary determining unit, a contrast extension unit, an overflow judging unit, and an overflow compensation unit. The image gray level boundary... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070297691 - Method and apparatus for digital image manipulation to remove image blemishes: To better realize the great potential of amateur digital photography, the present invention introduces an intuitive system for digital manipulation. The system of the present invention allows a user to simply fix small blemishes in digital images. In one embodiment, the user merely places a cursor on the image blemish... Agent: Adeli Law Group, A Professional Law Corporation
20070297692 - Image interpolation device and display device: An image interpolation device (310) includes a feature quantity calculating unit (313), an image interpolation processing unit (314), a resolution conversion processing unit (315) and a display control processing unit (316). With regards to pixels positioned in an interpolation subject area and peripheral pixels of the pixels, the feature quantity... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070297693 - Apparatus and method for panoramic photography in portable terminal: Provided are an apparatus and a method for panoramic photography in a portable terminal. The apparatus includes a camera unit for photographing an image; a memory unit for storing the photographed image; a display unit for displaying an overlapped area during panoramic photographing; a guide unit for selecting an overlapped... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070297695 - Information processing method and apparatus for calculating information regarding measurement target on the basis of captured images: From a sequence of images captured by an image pickup unit, images necessary for measuring placement information regarding markers and/or a sensor are automatically determined and obtained. To this end, using position and orientation information regarding the image pickup unit at the time the image pickup unit has captured an... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070297694 - Image-processing apparatus, image processing method, image-pickup apparatus, and image taking method: An image-processing apparatus including computation means and rotation/parallel-shift addition means is provided. The computation means is configured to compute a parallel-shift quantity and a rotation angle of the observed screen. The rotation/parallel-shift addition means is configured to move the observed screen in a parallel shift according to the parallel-shift quantity... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20070297696 - Fusion of sensor data and synthetic data to form an integrated image: A system and method for fusing sensor data and synthetic data to form an integrated image are described. An image registration process is used to fuse the images. The image registration process is performed on gradients of a landmark image. The gradients are extracted from both sensor and synthetic datasets... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20070297697 - Image processing device and method thereof: An image processing device is provided. The image processing device includes an image capturing device, a memory device and a microprocessor. The image capturing device captures a first image having plural first pixels. The memory device has a memory space with a size greater than a size of the first... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP Tri-valley Office12/20/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070291977 - Assured document and method of making: The present invention teaches techniques for creating scans of documents that are both secure from tamper and that are assured of satisfactory image quality. In particular, a method of producing an assured document is disclosed wherein the documents digital signature is combined with the scan quality in a secure way.... Agent: Louis S. Horvath
20070291978 - Method and apparatus for inserting video watermark in compression domain: An apparatus and method for video watermarking are provided. The apparatus and method include receiving a bit stream encoded by a video encoder by a spatial domain information analyzer and extracting information from a spatial domain of an image with respect to code words forming the bit stream, grouping the... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070291980 - Video watermarking apparatus in compression domain and method using the same: A video watermarking apparatus and method are provided, including an information provider for providing spatial domain segmentation information of an image with respect to a compressed video, a grouping unit for grouping the compressed video, based on the spatial domain segmentation information, and generating a grouped spatial domain, an extraction... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070291979 - Efficient application of video marking technologies: Systems and methods are described for rendering information to be embedded in media content at a first location and for embedding the rendered information into the media content at a second location. In many embodiments, the embedding process is less processor intensive than the rendering process and can be performed... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20070291981 - Record carrier with watermark: The invention relates to a record carrier (1) comprising a pattern of substantially parallel tracks (2) for storing data in the form of marks, in which the data is encoded by means of a channel code. The record carrier further includes a watermark (3) which is provided by controlling the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070291982 - Camera module: Provided is a camera module having a wide dynamic range (WDR) function and a reduced size. The camera module includes a lens unit including a plurality of lenses collecting incident light; a filter unit having a plurality of filtering regions corresponding to respective regions of the lenses; and an image... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070291985 - Intelligent railyard monitoring system: Embodiments include an intelligent railyard monitoring system including a plurality of video devices, a device for interpreting captured images in operable communication with the plurality of video devices, a device controller in operable communication with the device for interpreting captured images wherein the system is capable of analyzing multiple video... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070291983 - Method of tracking a human eye in a video image: A human eye is tracked between successively produced video image frames by consecutively applied eye location techniques. First, potential eye candidates within a local search window are identified using horizontal projection filtering, coupled with rudimentary appearance-based testing. The identified eye candidates are clustered and subjected to additional appearance-based testing to... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20070291986 - Method, medium, and system generating navigation information of input video: A method, medium, and system generating navigation information of a sports video. The method may include detecting a candidate navigation point by analyzing video data in the sports video, and analyzing a caption from the candidate navigation point and generating the navigation information by determining a navigation section according to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070291984 - Robust object tracking system: A method for tracking objects includes identifying a target, identifying a plurality of auxiliary objects related to the target, and tracking the target using the plurality of auxiliary objects.... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20070291987 - Vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus: A vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus capable of recognizing the type of object existing around a vehicle with accuracy. The vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus includes a process unit, which extracts a first image portion HP—1 likely to be the head of an object and sets a reference mask area MASK_C including... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20070291989 - Image processing system: Using an on-vehicle camera mounted on a vehicle to view the face of a driver as an imaging object, an image processing system judges the presence/absence of the imaging object in the image. An average luminance of an image when light of a particular wavelength is irradiated in an imaging... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070291988 - Method and device for protecting products against counterfeiting: A method for protecting commercial goods against counterfeiting by detecting counterfeited goods that can be used by manufacturers for protection of their products and for protecting consumers from buying goods produced by illegal manufacturers. A three-dimensional identifier is affixed onto the product and an original digital image sample of the... Agent: Bardmesser Law Group, P.C.
20070291990 - Method for determining the distance of visibility for a driver of a vehicle: A method for determining the distance of visibility for a driver of a vehicle in the presence of an element disrupting the visibility of the driver, the method comprising the following steps: determining the luminosity of the pixels of a region of an image taken in the field of vision... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.
20070291991 - Unusual action detector and abnormal action detecting method: An abnormal action detector is provided for accurately detecting the position of an object together with an abnormal action using a cubic higher-order local auto-correlation feature. The abnormal action detector comprises a computer which generates inter-frame differential data from moving image data, extracts cubic higher-order local auto-correlation feature data on... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070291992 - Ranging device utilizing image processing: An image size changing section obtains a size changed image by changing the size of one of two original images captured by a pair of cameras. If an edge of an object has many oblique components, the edge is difficult to detect as a vertical edge but, when the image... Agent: Fogg & Powers LLC
20070291993 - Measuring an appearance property of a surface using a bidirectional reflectance distribution function: An apparatus for measuring a spatially under-sampled Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) of a surface. The apparatus may comprise a first light source directed to illuminate the surface from a first illumination direction, and a plurality of sensors positioned to receive light reflected by the surface. The plurality of sensors... Agent: Basam E. Nabulsi Mccarter & English, LLP
20070291994 - Remote sensing and probabilistic sampling based forest inventory method: A remote sensing and probabilistic sampling based forest inventory method can correlate aerial data, such as LiDAR, CIR, and/or Hyperspectral data with actual sampled and measured ground data to facilitate obtainment, e.g., prediction, of a more accurate forest inventory. The resulting inventory can represent an empirical description of the height,... Agent: John E. Grosselin, Iii Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC
20070291995 - System, method, and apparatus for preventing identity fraud associated with payment and identity cards: The system, method, and apparatus of the present invention, address the problem of identity theft associated with the use of payment cards such as credit and debit cards, as well as identity theft associated with the use of identity cards such as driver's licenses and social security cards. An apparatus... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP Attn: Stefan V. Stein/IPDept.
20070291996 - Tokenless electronic transaction system: The invention as described provides a method and system for tokenless authorization of commercial transactions between a buyer and a seller using a computer system. The method comprises the steps of registering a buyer, wherein the buyer registers with the computer system a PIN, at least one registration biometric sample,... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/indivos
20070291997 - Corneal biometry apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for validating the identity of a person using corneal imaging techniques. The method involves capturing an image of at least part of a person's cornea and deriving one or more geometric parameters. The geometric parameters are compared with corresponding reference geometric parameters for validation of the... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20070291998 - Face authentication apparatus, face authentication method, and entrance and exit management apparatus: A face authentication unit includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an image including at least the face of a moving person, a face detection unit configured to detect a face region candidate of the person from the image acquired by the acquisition unit, and to detect a face region... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070292000 - Image processing method, image processing system, image processing device, and computer program: There are provided an image processing method, and an image processing system, an image processor, and a computer program in which the fringe position of a detection object, e.g. the width of outline of the face of a driver, can be detected with high precision even when illuminance varies locally... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070292001 - Image processing method, image processing system, image processing device, and computer program product: For example, a plurality of elliptical candidate areas that become candidate areas of detecting objects are set in an image, characteristic values such as average values of luminance of the pixels inside and outside the set candidate areas are compared, and a candidate area whose difference of the characteristic values... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070291999 - Image processing system: Provided are an image processing method, an image processing system, an image processing device and a computer program for detecting a detection object such as nares of the driver with a high degree of accuracy in, for example, a system using an in-vehicle camera which is mounted on a vehicle... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070292002 - Systems and method for signature verification: The signature verification methods and devices disclosed herein can be used to verify signatures signed on electronic key pads and other input devices, such as signature pens. Many different aspects of a dynamic signature can be measured in an attempt to verify the signature, including, but not limited to spatial... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20070292003 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the apparatus: In a case where the remaining capacity of a RAM 12 is small, the resolution of a rendering processing is made smaller than usual. By this, even if the remaining capacity of the RAM 12 is small, banner printing using a long size print sheet P becomes possible.... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20070292004 - Position-determining and -measuring system: The invention relates to a method for determining the position of at least one object (13, 22, 23), which is characterized in that images of at least one object (13, 22, 23) are captured by means of a single electronic camera (21). At least one optical auxiliary structure (1) is... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.
20070292005 - Method and apparatus for adaptive hierarchical processing of print images: Print image processing includes generating a first direction image and a multi-resolution hierarchy tree (MRT) having a plurality of direction measures, and adjusting at least one direction measure based on whether it is associated with a singularity area or a non-singularity area of the MRT, to output a final first... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20070292007 - Finger sensing device with multiple correlators and associated methods: A finger sensing device may include a finger sensing area to receive a user's finger moved in a sliding motion, and a controller cooperating with the finger sensing area for generating successive image samples. Moreover, the controller may also generate the displacement estimate of the user's finger by at least... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20070292006 - Fingerprint compiler program of explanation: Present invention is an electronic fingerprint operable computer having a compiler memory compiled in soft and hardware programs and supporting elements, including a structured network allowing communication, and exchanging of data as necessary to the specific function of the connection, which is authenticating a fingerprint, and retrieving all information associated... Agent: Alice A. Johnson A.j. Computer Products
20070292008 - Image comparing apparatus using feature values of partial images: An element determining unit detects an element not to be used for comparison in an image. Comparison is performed using the image not including the detected element. Untargeted element determination is performed to calculate a feature value according to a pattern of the partial image corresponding to each of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070292009 - Press/push usb flash drive with deploying and retracting functionalities with elasticity material and fingerprint verification capability: A pen-type computer peripheral device includes an elongated housing containing a PCBA having a plug connector and a fingerprint sensor mounted thereon. The PCBA is secured to a positioning member that is actuated by way of a press-push button that is exposed through a slot defined in a wall of... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP Tri-valley Office
20070292012 - Clinical trial data processing system: A system compares clinical trial protocol data in a configuration file with medical image metadata and data exchange protocol header data and in response generates a message to a user. A patient clinical image data processing system comprises a first validation processor for parsing a message conveying patient medical image... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070292010 - Device, method and system for automatic montage of segmented retinal images: Some embodiments of the present invention may relate to a device and a method of enabling an automatic global matching of a plurality of images to provide a substantially consistent planar representation of a fundus. According to some embodiments of the invention, a device for enabling an automatic global matching... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070292011 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus and an image processing method which can improve efficiency of observation by a user are provided. The image processing apparatus of the present invention includes an image inputting unit configured to input a medical image including a plurality of color signals; a determining unit configured to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070292013 - Feature quantitation methods and system: Methods, systems and recordable media for accurately reading and identifying high quality signals from a microarray feature. Signals may be identified and used regardless of their geographic/geometric locations and patterns within the feature zone. High quality signals may be read, identified and outputted from a microarray feature in a geometrically... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070292015 - Method and apparatus for inspecting a pattern: An apparatus for inspecting a fine pattern with a simple configuration is provided. The apparatus mainly comprises a scanning unit for scanning a surface of the pattern using a light spot, a reflection detecting unit for detecting one of the light beams having been separated from a light beam reflected... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070292014 - Pattern inspection apparatus and method with local critical dimension error detectability: A mask/reticle pattern inspection apparatus capable of readily detecting local critical dimension (CD) errors of a circuit pattern of a testing workpiece is disclosed. This apparatus includes a search unit for finding a plurality of resembling or “look-alike” adjacent patterns around a specific pattern on the workpiece, which have similarity... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070292016 - Element splitting method, element splitting arithmetic device and damage extension analysis device: An element splitting method to be applied to a finite element analysis. The method includes: splitting the object region by a Delaunay triangulation by using the coordinate of the point on the boundary line, as a nodal point; disposing circles not to intersect with one another, in the object region,... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20070292017 - System and method of providing mask defect printablity analysis: A simulated wafer image of a physical mask and a defect-free reference image are used to generate a severity score for each defect, thereby giving a customer meaningful information to accurately assess the consequences of using a mask or repairing that mask. The defect severity score is calculated based on... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20070292018 - Semiconductor failure analysis apparatus, failure analysis method, and failure analysis program: A failure analysis apparatus 10 is composed of an inspection information acquirer 11 for acquiring a failure observed image P2 of a semiconductor device, a layout information acquirer 12 for acquiring layout information, and a failure analyzer 13 for analyzing a failure. The failure analyzer 13 extracts as a candidate... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20070292019 - Learning method for detectors, face detection method, face detection apparatus, and face detection program: In a method of detecting a face in various directions in a target image with use of detectors, a partial image cut sequentially from the target image is subjected to mirror reversal processing and rotation processing in 90 degree increments for generating reversed/rotated images of the partial image. The detectors... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070292020 - Method of selecting the harmonious hair coloration suited to a person: A method is given with which it is possible to assign to a person, according to their skin color, eye color and hair color, a hair coloration which supports the overall impression of the person in a harmonious way. For this, a color matrix (M) is used which comprises in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070292021 - Rich media file format and delivery methods: A rich media file is a self-contained file, including both the information to be viewed by a user and the viewer that displays the information to the user. The information can be formatted however the client likes: for example, the information can be split across several pages, and can include... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20070292022 - Weighted gradient based and color corrected interpolation: The apparatus and method invented are operating upon a digital image signal obtained from an image sensor. The sensor is covered with different colored filters and is only able to record the color transmitted through each specific filter into the photosite or pixel. This type of sensor is known as... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC
20070292024 - Application specific noise reduction for motion detection methods: A method includes initializing a density map, identifying regions in a captured image, calculating a center of mass for the regions, updating the density map according to the center of mass, and transforming the data.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070292023 - Data reduction for wireless communication: A method including capturing an image, segmenting the image into foreground and background pixels, coalescing contiguous foreground pixels into a blob, associating a weight for each pixel in the blob, and determining a position in the image for the blob.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070292025 - Using graph cuts for editing photographs: An image editing system comprises an input device for inputting an image, a graphical user interface for selecting background and object seeds for the image, and an image processor for editing the image. The image processor has various editing routines, including a segmentation routine that builds a graph associated with... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070292026 - Electronic magnification device: An electronic device is described that assists blind and/or low vision users in magnifying and reading printed text, fast book scanning and printing magnified images of said text. The device can also produce audio output that allows listening to the text being pronounced.... Agent: Leon Reznik
20070292027 - Method, medium, and system extracting text using stroke filters: A method, medium, and system extracting text, including filtering a text domain image using a stroke filter, determining a color polarity of the text by using a response value of the stroke filter, binarizing the response value of the stroke filter, and expanding a local domain by using a binary... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070292028 - Activity detector: A system and method facilitating activity (e.g., dithering/half toning and/or noise) detection is provided. The invention includes an activity detection system having a connected component analyzer and an activity detector. The invention provides for the quantity of connected component(s) in and/or intersecting a region surrounding a pixel to be determined.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070292029 - Cascade plate recognition system: The present invention discloses a cascade plate recognition system, wherein a compact plate region detection module receives an image, detects the plate area candidates of the image, picks out the sequences having continuous identical pixels from the plate area candidates, performs smearing and filtering on the sequences, extracts connected components... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070292031 - Collecting and utilizing user correction feedback to improve handwriting recognition: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for using user corrections to help improve handwriting recognition operations. The system tracks user corrections to recognition results. The system receives handwritten input from the user and performs a recognition operation to determine a top recognized word. The prior corrections made by the user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070292030 - Handwriting teaching data selection system: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that generate a teaching data set for use by a handwriting recognizer. Ink input is received from various ink sources, such as implicit field data, scripted untruthed ink, scripted truth ink, and/or ink from at least one other language in the same script as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070292032 - Ink editing architecture: A system and process for capturing and rendering ink is described. An ink canvas object may contain none, one, or more objects or elements and may specify the z-order of the objects or elements. The ink canvas object may host a variety of objects or elements and, therefore, provide ink... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797
20070292033 - Passive and interactive real-time image recognition software method: This invention relates to a passive and interactive real-time image recognition software method, particularly to a real-time image recognition software method without the effects of the ambient light sources and noises, which includes passive and interactive recognition methods.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070292036 - Image compressing apparatus and image reading apparatus including the same, image processing apparatus including image compressing apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same, image compression processing method, computer program thereof, and: An image compressing apparatus and method are provided that execute an appropriate JPEG compression process in accordance with a document type of image data to realize maintenance of good image quality and improvement of a compression rate at the same time. Document image data input from an image input apparatus... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070292035 - Apparatus and method for inserting additional data into image file in electronic device: Provided is an apparatus and a method for inserting additional data into an image file in an electronic device. According to the method, when an event of inserting additional data into the image file occurs, an identification code representing insertion of additional data is recorded in a corresponding header within... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070292034 - Device and method for digitally watermarking an image with gps data: A method for digitally watermarking an image or video by replacing the least significant bit of each pixel of the image with GPS data received at the same time the image data was captured so that an image or video can be authenticated by removing the least significant bits, reassembling... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20070292037 - Device, method and system for automatic stabilization of a series of retinal images: Some embodiments of the present invention may relate to a device and a method of enabling the stabilization of a series of retinal angiography images to provide a coherent serial display, the method comprising: locally matching a pair of overlapping images, said locally matching includes at least providing a best... Agent: Ms. Ronny Fogel Brux Software Solutions Ltd.
20070292038 - Image processing apparatus and method, and image processing program: A certainty calculating circuit calculates certainties representing to what degrees of confidence respective ones of images representing a predetermined plurality of types of subject are contained in an image represented by accepted image data, the calculation being performed for every prescribed type of subject based upon a feature value obtained... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070292039 - Picture coding method, picture decoding method, picture coding apparatus, picture decoding apparatus: The picture coding method according to the present invention is a picture coding method for coding a picture on a block-by-block basis through orthogonal transformation and quantization, and coding a quantization matrix that is used to derive quantization steps for frequencies of orthogonal transformation coefficients, the method comprising: calculating a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (matsushita)
20070292040 - Image judging device and image judging method: An image judging device for judging whether an image represented by input image data is a defocused image or not includes an evaluation value calculating unit and a judgment unit. The evaluation value calculating unit calculates a predetermined evaluation value on the basis of normalized orthogonal transform coefficients acquired from... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070292041 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image processing method: A first filter processing unit configured to apply smoothing processing on image signals of respective pixels forming an image subject to processing; a second filter processing unit configured to apply processing to enhance a particular image frequency band on the image signals; a conversion information selection unit configured to select,... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070292042 - 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.
20070292043 - 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.
20070292045 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: There are provided with an image area setting unit which causes each pixel included in a photographed photograph-image to be a correction target pixel in order, and sets an image area including the correction target pixel and plural pixels existing near the correction target pixel, a prescribed value calculation processing... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070292044 - Method of analysing cell samples, by creating and analysing a resultant image: A method is provided for comparing multiple samples of cell extract containing a plurality of components. The method comprises the steps of preparing at least two samples of cell extract from at least two groups of cells and of exposing each of said sample of said cell extract to a... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department
20070292046 - Optical device for correcting geostationary satellite imagery for earth curvature effects: An optical adapter for an imaging system correcting images of spherical or near spherical bodies such as the earth during satellite image collection. An imaging system includes an image collector that collects a two-dimensional image of the body from a distance above the body such as from a satellite in... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20070292047 - Convolution filtering in a graphics processor: Techniques for performing convolution filtering using hardware normally available in a graphics processor are described. Convolution filtering of an arbitrary H×W grid of pixels is achieved by partitioning the grid into smaller sections, performing computation for each section, and combining the intermediate results for all sections to obtain a final... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20070292048 - Apparatus and method to generate image: An apparatus and method to generate an image in which images having different exposure amounts are generated, and by synthesizing the generated images, a high-sensitivity (or quality) image can be generated. The apparatus to generate an image includes an exposure adjustment unit to adjust an exposure amount, an image generation... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20070292049 - Method of combining images of multiple resolutions to produce an enhanced active appearance model: A method of producing an enhanced Active Appearance Model (AAM) by combining images of multiple resolutions is described herein. The method generally includes processing a plurality of images each having image landmarks and each image having an original resolution level. The images are down-sampled into multiple scales of reduced resolution... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070292050 - Method and apparatus for rotating 2d image: A two-dimensional image processing system and method is disclosed. The system receives an original image data and applies a rotating and/or scaling image processing to the original image data to generate a target image data.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070292051 - Information reader: An information reader includes an imaging device that images a subject illuminated with light in a first wavelength region; an information-reading unit that reads information expressed by a site absorbing light in a second wavelength region based on imaging signals from the imaging device; and an information output unit, wherein... Agent: Sughrue-26555012/13/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070286452 - Method and apparatus for processing image, recording medium, and computer program: An image processing apparatus for processing an image composed of an effective area as a meaningful area and an ineffective area as a remaining area, includes a left coordinate position detecting unit for detecting a coordinate position of a left-end pixel of pixels that are determined to be out of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070286455 - Adaptive prediction filtering for digital watermarking: A watermarked signal is pre-filtered based on an analysis of signal characteristics that identify filter parameters that yield better correspondence between the filtered watermarked signal and the digital watermark. The watermark detection method computes signal characteristics of a host digitally watermarked signal, and analyzes the characteristics to determine an extent... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070286454 - Distributed content identification: A method of identifying content in a distributed computing system. The method receives an image or audio signal in a first device in the distributed computing system, such as a cell phone or other wireless device. In this device, the method performs an analysis of characteristics of the signal to... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070286450 - Method and apparatus for detecting a watermark in a signal: The invention relates to a system for detecting a watermark using informed detection. A first signal potentially having a watermark embedded is received (601) as is a second signal corresponding to the original signal. The signals are segmented (605) into symbol segments. For each symbol segment a first characteristic is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070286451 - Methods for monitoring audio and images on the internet: An Internet monitoring method identifies content on the Internet through embedded data and pattern matching, determines the owners of the content and notifies the owners of this use of their audio or images on the Internet.... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070286453 - Substituting objects based on steganographic encoding: The application discloses various methods and systems to provide substitute information or objects for, e.g., substitution when making copies of media objects (e.g., audio, video or images). One method includes: receiving i) an identifier obtained from a steganographic encoding encoded in a media object, and ii) state information associated with... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070286461 - Dual acquisition miniature all-sky coronagraph: A system for simultaneously imaging the corona and inner heliosphere of the Sun from a space borne platform. The system includes, a wide-field annular coronagraph (WAC) having annular, aspheric reflecting optics centered on an axis coinciding with the azimuthal orientation of the imaging system towards the Sun. The WAC incorporates... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC
20070286457 - Dynamic eye tracking system: A dynamic eye tracking system to track movement of an eye including the steps of detecting if a neighbor exists about the eye over a predetermined amount of time and forming a boundary for the neighbor. Eye candidates are tracked and a determination is made if the eye candidates are... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20070286460 - Standoff detection systems and methods: Embodiments of the invention include a system and a method for determining whether a person is carrying concealed contraband, such as an improvised explosives device or other weapon. The system includes a people tracking video subsystem, a people tracking decisioning subsystem, a concealed contraband detection aiming subsystem, and a concealed... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070286456 - Static camera tracking system: A system for autonomous object tracking with static camera arrangements. Each camera arrangement may minimally have a pan-tilt-zoom camera and a range or depth sensor. Imaging may provide coordinates and depth information of a tracked object. Measurements of an image centroid position and width may be obtained with processing. Maintaining... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20070286459 - Auxilliary navigation system for use in urban areas: The invention is a method for the extraction, identification and comparison of skylines from imagery data specifically, for the purpose of accurately locating the position of a mobile platform for navigation purposes. The invention is carried out by processing images obtained using a compact mobile electro-optic device that is designed... Agent: William S Frommer Frommer Lawrince&hauh
20070286458 - Method and system for tracking a target: A method and system for tracking one or more targets are described. The method includes the step of selecting a first template having a first image of a target and cyclically repeated steps of accumulating new images of the target, producing updated templates containing the new images, and tracking the... Agent: Catalina & Associates A Professional Corporation
20070286462 - System and method for biometric retinal identification: Retinal blood vessels are detected for biometric identification by: receiving at least one image with retinal data; detecting an area in the image corresponding to a spatial variation in the image; and determining a blood vessel pattern relative in the area. The spatial variation may be determined according to a... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20070286463 - Media identification: A method obtains media on a device, provides identification of an object in the media via image/video recognition and audio recognition, and displays on the device identification information based on the identified media object.... Agent: Harrity Snyder, L.L.P.
20070286464 - System and method for capturing a fingerprint using an electronic sensor: Described is a system and method for capturing a fingerprint using an electronic sensor. The method comprises receiving a monochrome image of a fingerprint, comparing an attribute value of the monochrome image to a predetermined threshold value, and accepting the fingerprint for further processing when the attribute value exceeds the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070286465 - Method, system and program for authenticating a user by biometric information: Upon registration, a client extracts plural feature points and information (identification information) by which each of the feature points can be identified, from a user's fingerprint, and randomly generates a transformation parameter for each feature point to transform the coordinates and direction. The transformed identification information (template) is transmitted to... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070286466 - Dicom adapter service for cad system: A system for processing medical data related to a patient. The system includes an algorithm server, an adapter service, and at least one storage device. The algorithm server accepts input medical data and processes the input medical data to form output medical data. The adapter service provides the input medical... Agent: Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20070286467 - Osteoporosis diagnosis support device: It can be enabled an accurate diagnosis of osteoporosis by a simple method utilizing panoramic radiographs without requiring special skill or experience of a technician engaged in diagnosis of osteoporosis. It comprises an object region image acquisition means for enhancing the contrast of a mandible bone on digitized panoramic radiographs... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070286469 - Computer-aided image diagnostic processing device and computer-aided image diagnostic processing program product: A computer-aided image diagnostic processing apparatus includes a storage unit which stores a medical image representing the inside of a subject, a unit which specifies an anatomical abnormality candidate region included in the medical image, and a generation unit which generates a display image representing the abnormality candidate region and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070286468 - Method and system for non-contact fluorescence optical tomography with patterned illumination: A method and system for non-contact fluorescent optical tomography using patterned illumination is disclosed. The method comprises illuminating a surface of a medium with light from at least one excitation light source to project at least two patterns. Each pattern comprises at least one motif, wherein the medium comprises at... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20070286470 - Method for the processing of radiological images in tomosynthesis for a detection of radiological signs: In an image-processing method for the detection of radiological signs in series of 3D data, an algorithm is used to detect radiological signs in a digital volume according to their contrasts. This algorithm is applied to reconstructed slices or directly to the series of projections. This algorithm is made by... Agent: General Electric Co. Global Patent Operation
20070286471 - Auto distinction system and auto distinction method: The present invention provides an auto distinction system and an auto distinction method with which suitability of a width, a thickness, and a stain of a continuously moving assembled fiber band can be accurately distinguished. An assembled fiber band such as a filter tow which continuously moves on the front... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070286472 - Method and apparatus for identifying repeated patterns: In an exemplary method, repeated patterns are identified in a strip-like product. In the method the strip-like product is observed by at least one camera, and at least one digital image signal comprised of pixels is created for inspection. The image signal is searched for anomalies comprised of one or... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070286473 - Methods and systems for detecting defects on a specimen using a combination of bright field channel data and dark field channel data: Various methods, carrier media, and systems for detecting defects on a specimen using a combination of bright field channel data and dark field channel data are provided. One computer-implemented method includes combining pixel-level data acquired for the specimen by a bright field channel and a dark field channel of an... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20070286476 - Method and device for generating a disparity map from stereo images and stereo matching method and device therefor: For stereo matching, edge images are extracted from stereo images. An edge mask matching an edge form of a window relating to a reference edge pixel is searched for from among predefined edge masks mapped to predefined edge forms capable of appearing within a predetermined size window having a center... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070286475 - Object recognizing apparatus: An existence probability of an image object based on an image taken by a stereo camera 2 is calculated by an image object existence probability calculating portion 11, an existence probability of a millimeter wave object based on an output of a millimeter wave radar 3 is calculated by a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070286474 - System for grading of industrial wood: A physical property of an object such as a lying log is determined by taking pairs of images of the opposed end faces and of the exposed upper side from elevated positions relative to the log, so that the images allow stereo imaging of the log seen from both ends.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070286477 - Method and system for fast and accurate face detection and face detection training: A face detection method where a cascaded weak classifier and a result of a previous stage are combined. The weak classifier is based on a modified double sigmoid function to precisely and effectively estimate each Haar feature. The face detection method includes a method of training a parameter of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070286478 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: If the processing time of a labeling process performed on a target rectangle found to be an image of a character/line drawing is equal to or longer than a given threshold, an unprocessed region of the target rectangle which has not yet been labeled is analyzed (S401). In accordance with... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070286479 - Color correction system and method thereof: A color correction system and a method thereof are disclosed. A correction system according to the present invention includes an identification unit, a correction unit, and an adjustment module. The way of correction includes following steps: firstly the identification unit receives an image color data and identifies whether the image... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070286480 - Image processing apparatus and method: A first conversion characteristic is calculated from image information of a first image region including target pixel of an input image, a second conversion characteristic is calculated from image information of a second image region including the first image region, and a third conversion characteristic is calculated using the first... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070286481 - Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program, and integrated circuit: The grayscale of an input signal is converted without amplifying noise components thereof. A grayscale conversion portion 100 performs grayscale conversion on an input signal IS to create a converted signal TS, a noise reduction degree determining portion 200 determines a noise reduction degree NR that expresses a strength of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20070286482 - Method and system for the detection of removed objects in video images: A method, system and program product for the detection of removed objects in video images is disclosed. An object (or objects) is within a fixed camera's FOV (Field of View), is designated to be monitored. If an object is not designated, an algorithm can be used to segment and identify... Agent: Kris Fredrick Honeywell International Inc.
20070286483 - Region based push-relabel algorithm for efficient computation of maximum flow: A region-based push-relabel formulation is disclosed that removes the requirement that the entire graph should fit into the computer memory and yields an implementation that can reduce the required size and redundancy of accesses to the data memory, thus improving speed performance, while allowing for an efficient parallel processing implementation.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070286484 - Systems and methods for enhanced image adaptation: Systems and methods for adapting images for substantially optimal presentation by heterogeneous client display sizes are described. In one aspect, an image is modeled with respect to multiple visual attentions to generate respective attention objects for each of the visual attentions. For each of one or more image adaptation schemes,... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070286485 - Reformatting documents using document analysis information: A method and apparatus for reformatting electronic documents is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises performing layout analysis on an electronic version of a document to locate text zones, assigning attributes for scale and importance to text zones in the electronic version of the document, and reformatting text in... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070286486 - System and method for automated reading of handwriting: A system for automatically recognizing a handwriting image and converting such image to text data including a sequence of validated words, has an image input device, a number of handwriting recognition engines, and control unit. A first handwriting recognition engine is responsive to the image input device, for analyzing the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20070286487 - Method of capturing a note-taking session in a computer system: A method of capturing a note-taking session in a computer system is provided. The note-taking session is captured via a page comprising a note-taking field, a first element for indicating the start of a note-taking session and a second element for indicating an end of the note-taking session. The method... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20070286488 - Image processing apparatus, image processsing method, and imaging apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes: image acquiring means for acquiring an image; search-window-size setting means for setting a size of a search window; search-range setting means for setting a search range in the image in relation to the set size of the search window; scanning means for moving the search... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070286490 - Facial feature detection method and device: A method for facial feature detection. The method comprises the following steps: a) receiving a digital image depicting a human face, the digital image comprising a plurality of color pixels, each one of the color pixels comprising color information, b) segmenting a face segment based on the color information, the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20070286489 - Methods and apparatus for filtering video packets for large-scale video stream monitoring: A method of filtering video packets for video stream monitoring is provided. A video packet of a video stream is received. One or more features are extracted from a specified frame of the video packet via one or more histograms and frequency domain coefficients of the specified frame. One or... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20070286491 - Visualization of field of view constraints: A “field of view” (FOV) consists of all possible directions along which scalar valued functions satisfy selected thresholds. This combination of a scalar function and a threshold is called a FOV constraint and a method is used to compute one or more directional contours or horizons that encompass regions of... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, LLC
20070286492 - Method of extracting object from digital image by using prior shape information and system executing the method: A method of extracting a certain area from a digital image, the method including: combining image information and shape information based on an input image and prior shape information; and extracting a certain area from the input image by using the image information.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070286493 - Shape comparison apparatus on contour decomposition and correspondence: The present invention discloses a shape comparison apparatus and method based on contour decomposition and correspondence. The apparatus comprises a polygonal approximation unit for approximating an image object contour as a polygon, namely representing the image object contour into an ordered contour primitive sequence; an attribute generation unit for calculating... Agent: Patrick G. Burns Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
20070286494 - Method and apparatus for measuring dimension using electron microscope: Disclosed is a scanning electron microscope (SEM) for realizing high-precision dimension measurement of a sample, such as an ArF exposure photoresist, that requires the measurement of a dimension by a low S/N signal waveform. To this end, partial waveforms (or partial images) of sample signal waveforms (or an images) acquired... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070286496 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus enables image data to be handled easily after photography. A server apparatus pattern images and control information in correspondence with user identifiers. A digital camera photographs a subject, obtains a pattern image and a piece of control information from the server apparatus, and judges whether a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20070286495 - Optical imaging system and method using a reflective background: A system for obtaining an image of an object using an optical imager having an illumination source that is positioned on one side of the object to be imaged and a reflective background positioned on the other side of the object. The imaging system may be implemented in an assembly... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20070286498 - Pattern detecting method and apparatus thereof: The invention discloses a pattern detecting apparatus. The pattern detecting apparatus includes a comparing module and a determining module. The comparing module compares a plurality of pixels of a pixel window in an image. The determining module determines whether the pixel window matches any predetermined pattern of a plurality of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070286497 - System and method for comparing images using an edit distance: A system and method for comparing images by calculating an edit distance between the images using the results of matching portions of one image to the other. The first image is divided into blocks of pixels. For every block of pixels, a closest match is found in the second image.... Agent: Catalina & Associates A Professional Corporation
20070286499 - Method for classifying digital image data: The present invention relates to a method for classifying digital image data (ID) which solves the problem that images (I) having image areas with artificial text overlay have to be detected and classified in video signals in a reliable manner. Therefore, a robust detection in the presence of additive noise... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070286500 - Image encoding method and image encoding apparatus: An image input unit in a producer PC acquires a first key frame formed as a single image comprising an arrangement of a plurality of still images, and a second key frame formed as a single image comprising an arrangement of a plurality of still images respectively corresponding in position... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20070286501 - Method and apparatus for coding image information, method and apparatus for decoding image information, method and apparatus for coding and decoding image information, and system of coding and transmitting image information: An image information decoding method for decoding compressed image information which has been coded via a process including dividing an input image signal into blocks, performing an orthogonal transform on the blocks on a block-by-block basis, and quantizing resultant orthogonal transform coefficients. The decoding process includes performing dequantization such that... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070286502 - Image decoding apparatus and image decoding method: A restored image that has undergone motion compensation predictive decoding processing by an inverse conversion processing section and a motion compensation section is written for reference image use in a memory by a memory control section. The memory control section reads out a reference image that has undergone thinning out... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070286505 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding motion vectors: There is provided a method and apparatus for encoding and decoding motion vectors. Motion vectors are encoded through the steps of: (a) predicting motion vectors of a type identical to that of a present block and obtaining predictive motion vectors with respect to neighbor blocks having motion vectors of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070286506 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding motion vectors: There is provided a method and apparatus for encoding and decoding motion vectors. Motion vectors are encoded through the steps of: (a) predicting motion vectors of a type identical to that of a present block and obtaining predictive motion vectors with respect to neighbor blocks having motion vectors of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070286503 - Recording medium having recorded thereon coded information using plus and/or minus rounding of images: A recording medium having recorded thereon information related to coded data of an image sequence; wherein the information related to coded data of an image sequence is a set of coded frame information of a plurality of frames of an image sequence; wherein the coded frame information includes: information related... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070286504 - Recording medium having recorded thereon coded information using plus and/or minus rounding of images: A recording medium having recorded thereon information related to coded data of an image sequence; wherein the information related to coded data of an image sequence is a set of coded frame information of a plurality of frames of an image sequence; wherein the coded frame information includes: information related... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070286507 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: If a rectangular area extracted from image data is smaller than a predetermined size, the rectangular area is judged as a text area. If a rectangular area has ground pixel rate of no less than 66%, labeling pixel rate of less than 67%, and marginal pixel rate of no less... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070286510 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a horizontal analysis filtering unit that receives image data in units of lines and generates a low-frequency component and a high-frequency component by performing horizontal low-pass analysis filtering and horizontal high-pass analysis filtering every time the number of samples in a horizontal direction reaches a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070286509 - Compression of partially-masked image data: Wavelet coding of partially-masked image information may be made faster by either of two embodiments of the present invention. In a first embodiment, quick convergence is obtained by performing wavelet encoding in stages, each stage associated with a predetermined wavelet scale. By advancing the stages from finest scale to coarsest... Agent: At&t Corp.
20070286511 - Recording medium having recorded thereon coded information using plus and/or minus rounding of images: An image coder including: a memory to store a reference image which is a previously decoded image; a block matching section to estimate motion vectors between an input image to be coded and the reference image, to synthesize a prediction image of the input image using the motion vectors and... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070286512 - Encoding apparatus, encoding method, medium storing program and computer data signal: An encoding apparatus includes a block dividing unit that divides an inputted data file into blocks each including plural data elements arranged in the order of encoding, a predicted data creating unit that creates predicted data for each of the blocks resulting from the division by the block dividing unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070286513 - Automatic grainy noise control for optimal macro uniformity appearance: A system's intrinsic mottle & graininess levels are either measured or predicted based on the knowledge of system states including material states and actuator states. The optimal amount of total graininess is then calculated based on established visual models or customer surveys. The difference between this optimal graininess and the... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20070286515 - Method and apparatus for removing false contours: A method and apparatus for removing false contours while preserving edges. In the method, a false contour area is detected from an input image, false contour direction information and false contour location information of the false contour area are generated, the false contour area is expanded, and a false contour... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070286514 - Minimizing image blur in an image projected onto a display surface by a projector: A method for minimizing image blur in an image projected onto a display surface by a projector, the image blur being caused by out-of-focus regions, the method comprising: estimating (10) a spatially varying point-spread-functions (PSF) profile for a test image projected by the projector; and pre-conditioning (11) the image using... Agent: Stephen M. De Klerk Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20070286516 - Apparatus and method for processing an image: When an image inputted is displayed on the display, determined is an enhancing degree as a parameter for enhancing the sharpness of the input image by using at least one of information about a subject included in the input image and information about the display for displaying the input image.... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070286517 - Method and apparatus for multifocus digital image restoration using image integration technology: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for digital image restoration. The method including the steps of receiving an external deteriorated image, and generating N restoration images by using a preset PSF and an image restoration filter without computing a PSF of the input deteriorated image, dividing the restoration images into window... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20070286518 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a compressed image data memory, an image expansion unit, an expanded image data memory, a boundary image data memory, an image resizing unit, and a control unit. The control unit determines an area to be expanded by the image expansion unit based on a capacity... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070286519 - Trilateral filter for medical diagnostic imaging: A sequence of medical images is filtered. The filtering adapts as a function of spatial closeness, similarity of display values, and temporal vicinity. The kernel weights are based on combined spatial and temporal considerations as well as similarity for trilateral filtering. The similarity is a function of time. The similarity... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070286520 - Background blurring for video conferencing: Background blurring is an effective way to both preserve privacy and keep communication effective during video conferencing. The present image background blurring technique is a light weight real-time technique to perform background blurring using a fast background modeling procedure combined with an object (e.g., face) detector/tracker. A soft decision is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20070286521 - Deblocking method and multimedia processing device: A deblocking method, for removing blocking artifacts comprises selecting a plurality of first pixels according to a bandwidth of a memory device, wherein the first pixels are uniformly distributed at two sides of a block boundary; calculating a first value according to the first pixels stored in the memory device;... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070286523 - Image processing method and apparatus for contrast enhancement: Provided are an image processing method and apparatus for enhancing contrast. The image processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines whether contrast enhancement processing should be performed on an input image; an intensity mapping unit that generates a plurality of images having different exposure times from the input image,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070286522 - Method for sharpness enhancing an image: The present invention relates to a method for sharpness enhancing digital image data (I, ID). A basic idea is to choose the degree of enhancing the sharpness in a local manner to thereby enhance only local parts of the underlying image (I) and to thereby avoid or reduce enhancing noise... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070286524 - Camera module and mobile terminal having the same: Disclosed is a camera module. The camera module can include a camera sensor, an RGB-YCbCr conversion module, a biometric image processing filter, a noise elimination/reduction module, and a frame image data conversion module. The camera sensor can be capable of capturing biometric information of a user to generate an RGB... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20070286525 - Generation of imaging filters based on image analysis: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method and computer instructions for manipulating an image used in a medical examination. For example, in an embodiment, an image manipulation system used in a medical examination comprises: an input module configured to input an image and image information, and an... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070286526 - Methods for multi-point descriptors for image registrations: Methods for generating an image mosaic are provided. In one respect, pixels saliency of a first image and a second image are determined. One salient pixel may be selected from the determined pixels saliency group of the first image and one salient pixel may be selected from the determined pixels... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20070286527 - System and method of determining the exposed field of view in an x-ray radiograph: A system and method of determining the exposed field of view of a radiography image based on various parameters such as image content data, positioner feedback data, or any combination thereof, with no need for user intervention.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20070286530 - Data management apparatus, data management method, and storage medium: A data management apparatus stores first feature information extracted from first image data and output condition information corresponding to the first image data. The data management apparatus determines whether second feature information extracted from second image data matches the stored first feature information. In addition, the data management apparatus determines... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070286531 - Object-based image search system and method: The present invention discloses an object-based image search system and method, whereby a user may visually specify query objects for retrieving relevant images without using any image-segmenting software tool. The method of the present invention comprises: specifying target feature points from sample images which are displayed in an image query... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20070286528 - System and method for searching a multimedia database using a pictorial language: A system and method for searching multimedia databases using a pictorial language, input via an iconic interface and making use of trained ontologies, i.e., trained data models. An iconic graphic user interface (GUI) allows a user to specify a pictorial query that may include one or more one or more... Agent: Catalina & Associates A Professional Corporation
20070286529 - Table value conversion device and method for converting and writing table value: A table value conversion device for use with a memory storing a default table value, a central processing unit for reading a default table value from the memory and outputting an output value, and a functional macro functioning as hardware for processing data and storing a lookup table. The device... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20070286532 - Image correction circuit, image correction method and image display: An image correction circuit includes: a region determining means for determining an intermediate luminance region in each image frame on the basis of the description of input image data; a luminance distribution acquiring means for acquiring a luminance distribution of input image data in the determined intermediate luminance region in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070286533 - Image correction circuit, image correction method and image display: An image correction method includes the steps of: acquiring a black-side intermediate luminance distribution as a luminance distribution in a region between a lowest luminance in a given intermediate luminance region in a luminance distribution of input image data in an image frame and a reference luminance provided in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.12/06/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070280501 - Method and system for two-dimensional and three-dimensional inspection of a workpiece: A system and method for inspecting a workpiece are provided. According to one embodiment, the system includes a plurality of illumination sources positioned proximate to the workpiece and each operable to generate at least one respective illumination beam to illuminate at least a portion of the workpiece, wherein each beam... Agent: Alston & Bird, LLP
20070280502 - Networked security system: The application discloses a system and methods for remote access and analysis of data collected about items under inspection. The system includes one or more data collection stations, each of which may include an X-ray scanner that scans the items under inspection to obtain data about the items. The data... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070280503 - Image forming system: When it is determined that the subject vehicle stopped at the intersection is in the right turn waiting state, the navigation ECU forms a right turn waiting mark representing the right turn waiting state on the road surface of the opposite lane at the intersection where the subject vehicle is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070280504 - Detection of environmental conditions in a sequence of images: A method for determining the presence and location of static shadows and other ambient conditions (such as glare, snow, rain, etc.) in a series of time-successive images is provided. Each image comprises a series of image elements locatable on a plane, with each element being associated with a color defined... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070280505 - Eye monitoring system and method for vehicular occupants: System and method for determining the location of the eyes of a vehicular occupant includes one or more wave-receiving transducers each arranged to receive waves from the passenger compartment generated or modified by the occupant, and a processor coupled to the transducer(s) for analyzing the waves and determining the location... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20070280506 - Method and device for monitoring vehicle surroundings: A device is provided for monitoring surroundings of a vehicle with at least one camera, an image processing unit, and an image display unit. The image processing unit is operatively configured for reducing noise components in the images, recorded by the camera. The reducing of the noise components is accomplished... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070280507 - Apparatus and upwind methods for optical flow velocity estimation: Apparatus and methods for estimating the optical flow velocity components using an upwind discretization are presented. In prior art, the knowledge of the signs of the optical flow velocity components is needed for using upwind discretization. But in optical flow computations the velocity components are precisely the unknowns and thus... Agent: Beddhu Murali, Phd
20070280508 - Motion tracking system for real time adaptive imaging and spectroscopy: Current MRI technologies require subjects to remain largely motionless for achieving high quality magnetic resonance (MR) scans, typically for 5-10 minutes at a time. However, lying absolutely still inside the tight MR imager (MRI) tunnel is a difficult task, especially for children, very sick patients, or the mentally ill. Even... Agent: Cades Schutte A Limited Liability Law Partnership
20070280510 - Systems and methods for performing secure network communication: A portable, biometrically-secured device for facilitating various different types of in-person and online transactions. For example, the portable, biometrically-secured device can be used to safely perform in-person financial transactions, such as credit card transactions, in which the user's identity is biometrically authenticated. The portable, biometrically-secured device can also be used... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070280509 - Systems and methods for storing data to a handheld device: A portable, biometrically-secured device for facilitating various different types of in-person and online transactions. For example, the portable, biometrically-secured device can be used to safely perform in-person financial transactions, such as credit card transactions, in which the user's identity is biometrically authenticated. The portable, biometrically-secured device can also be used... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070280511 - Method for applying a signature simplicity analysis for improving the accuracy of signature validation: The present invention provides a method for applying a signature simplicity analysis for improving the accuracy of signature validation, the method including the steps of generating a plurality of synthetic fraudulent signatures for a person, encoding authentic signatures of the person using signature simplicity and validating the signatures using signature... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20070280512 - Image forming processing circuit and image forming apparatus: An image forming processing circuit and an image forming apparatus having a clock stop function of the invention perform, in an image forming processing process, supply of a clock for processing only in a period in which the clock is required and stop the supply of the clock for processing... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20070280515 - Portable electronic apparatus and recording medium: While data regarding a function arbitrarily selected by an input unit from a plurality of functions is displayed on the display unit, a control unit authenticates a user based on fingerprint information representing a fingerprint pattern read by a fingerprint sensor and registered fingerprint information pre-stored in a fingerprint information... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20070280514 - Ambient light rejection filter: A fingerprint reader is described. The fingerprint reader includes an illumination source that produces light and a camera. An optical window is also part of the reader. The window is positioned so that light from the illumination source passes through the optical window and then is reflected to the camera... Agent: Madson & Austin
20070280513 - Polarization and reflection based non-contact latent fingerprint imaging and lifting: An optical fingerprinting method extracts high quality latent fingerprints from a surface without any invasive chemical or physical contact with the examined object, and requires no cooperation of the subject. Rather than employing extraneous material, the optical properties of the latent fingerprint are used to generate one or more images... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20070280516 - Artificial fingerprint sticking method, artificial fingerprint sticking apparatus, artificial fingerprint wiping method, and artificial fingerprint wiping apparatus: An object is to stick an artificial fingerprint liquid on a test sample in a constant condition. An artificial fingerprint stamping apparatus 1 operates such that as an arm 10 lowers, the self weight of a stamp unit 3 causes an artificial fingerprint transfer member 9 at the lower end... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070280517 - Serial section analysis for computer-controlled microscopic imaging: Automated projection of serial section images in microscopic imaging systems. A computer-controlled microscope that is connected electrically to a controller that has a display device. A batch of serial section slides includes a series of serial section slides, each of which has a microscope slide, a sample, and an interesting... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20070280524 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method for setting shim values: The invention is intended to obtain optimal shim values even if slice planes are slanted with respect to the system-inherent coordinate system. The section for setting a plane for calculating shim values sets planes perpendicular to and a plane parallel with a slice plane in a system of coordinates x′,... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20070280521 - Methods for volumetric contouring with expert guidance: An efficient method and system of contouring target volumes and normal tissues at risk using an expert case as interactive tutorial reference for radiation therapy treatment plan is disclosed. Target volume contours based on guidance from a disease-matched expert case is selected by the user. The second imaging data set... Agent: Law Offices Of Lai And Associates, P.C.
20070280523 - Computed tomography method for the reconstruction of object images from real and fictitious measured values: The invention relates to a method of computed tomography wherein a radiation source moves relative to an examination zone along a helical trajectory and wherein the movement involves a rotation around a rotational axis and a shifting parallel to the rotational axis. During the movement, a detector unit acquires real... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070280522 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A superimposed image generation unit generates a two-dimensional superimposed image obtained by superimposing pieces of information of a plurality of volume data as corresponding objects along a predetermined direction (e.g., a direction crossing a body axis at right angles). A correspondence processing unit performs correspondence (positioning) between different volume data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070280520 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and image correction estimating method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprises an imaging condition setting unit, a receiving unit, an image reconstructing unit, an image distortion correcting unit and an image correction estimating unit. The imaging condition setting unit sets mutually different image conditions. The receiving unit receives magnetic resonance signals from an imaging area... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070280518 - Method and apparatus for identifying pathology in brain images: A method and apparatus for identifying pathology in a brain image comprises the steps of firstly determining the location of the midsagittal plane (MSP) of the brain illustrated in the image under examination by identifying the symmetry of the two hemispheres based on the determination of up to 16 approximated... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070280519 - Method, computer program product and apparatus for enhancing a computerized tomography image: A method is disclosed for enhancing a CT image composed of a plurality of elements, each having an intensity value indicative of a tissue type. The method comprises receiving (101) a first CT image, providing, by enhancement processing (103) based on said first CT image, a plurality of copies of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070280525 - Methods and apparatus for computer automated diagnosis of mammogram images: A system, method, and computer program product for computer analysis of lesions in digitized film-based and/or digital mammograms is described, wherein diagnostic information is combined from two different 2-D mammographic views with the information obtained from one view (or field of view) or mammographic position is processed with information obtained... Agent: Priest & Goldstein PLLC
20070280526 - Determining information about defects or binning defects detected on a wafer after an immersion lithography process is performed on the wafer: Various computer-implemented methods are provided. One computer-implemented method for determining information about a defect detected on a wafer after an immersion lithography (IL) process is performed on the wafer includes comparing inspection results for the defect to data in a defect library for different types of IL defects and determining... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20070280527 - Method for defect detection using computer aided design data: Images of areas of a wafer are generated and registered with respect to computer aided design (CAD) data to provide a registered images. Defects in the wafer are then detected by comparing the registered images to one another and defect location information is generated in CAD coordinates.... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20070280528 - System and method for generating a terrain model for autonomous navigation in vegetation: The disclosed terrain model is a generative, probabilistic approach to modeling terrain that exploits the 3D spatial structure inherent in outdoor domains and an array of noisy but abundant sensor data to simultaneously estimate ground height, vegetation height and classify obstacles and other areas of interest, even in dense non-penetrable... Agent: Jones Day
20070280529 - External-appearance inspection apparatus: The present invention relates to an external-appearance apparatus that inspects an external appearance of a photographing object to combine a two-dimensional image and a three-dimensional image to improve inspection accuracy. The external-appearance inspection apparatus 10 includes a 3D camera 30 that acquires a three-dimensional image of an object, a 2D... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070280530 - Using candidates correlation information during computer aided diagnosis: A method and system correlate candidate information and provide batch classification of a number of related candidates. The batch of candidates may be identified from a single data set. There may be internal correlations and/or differences among the candidates. The candidates may be classified taking into consideration the internal correlations... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070280531 - Image-wide matting: An image-wide matting technique that involves modeling an image using a layered representation is presented. This representation includes a main pixel color layer, a secondary pixel color layer, an alpha layer and a noise layer. The four-layer representation is generated using a statistical model. Once generated, this representation can be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20070280532 - Method for analyzing an image: A method for analyzing an image formed of a plurality of pixels, each pixel of the plurality of pixels including a plurality of color channels, each color channel of the plurality of color channel having a channel level within a range of channel levels corresponding to each pixel, including designating... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20070280533 - Monochromic image processing system and method for background removal according to dynamic data: A monochromic image processing system and method for background removal according to dynamic data firstly obtain pixel histogram data in part of an image during a photo/text separation process. Afterwards, look-up tables for executing a background removal process are generated immediately to remove background noise of all images simultaneously. This... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070280534 - Method for capturing and presenting test using video image capture for optical character recognition: A method for capturing text found on an object to form a digital text. The method comprises capturing a plurality of images of the object; forming a video stream from the plurality of images; generating a master image from the video stream; and processing the master image to form a... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20070280535 - Cursive handwriting recognition with hierarchical prototype search: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve cursive handwriting recognition. Cursive handwriting input is received from a user. The system performs a hierarchical prototype search as part of a recognition operation. A same space search is performed against a mixed database that has both print and cursive samples. A... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070280537 - Balancing out-of-dictionary and in-dictionary recognition scores: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve handwriting recognition operations. A balancing factor is calculated that can be used in recognition mode to compare out-of-dictionary recognition scores with in-dictionary recognition scores. Correct ink samples of words are provided, with some in-dictionary and some out-of-dictionary words. One or more tuning... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070280536 - Combiner for improving handwriting recognition: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve handwriting recognition operations. Handwritten input is received in training mode and run through several base recognizers to generate several alternate lists. The alternate lists are unioned together into a combined alternate list. If the correct result is in the combined list, each... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070280538 - Image correction apparatus and method, and image correction program: Which types of subject among a predetermined plurality of types of subject are contained in an image represented by input image data are detected. Features regarding the detected subject types are calculated in a feature calculating circuit based upon the image data. In accordance with the features calculated, the gain... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070280540 - Object detecting apparatus, method for detecting an object, and object detection program: Stationary or moving target object from a changing background in moving picture with changing background is detected. Image capturing unit 1 captures image from moving picture, and characteristic extracting unit 21 extracts characteristics for storing in characteristic storing unit 31. Pixel state determining unit 22 derives variance value for characteristics... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20070280539 - Image processing method and image processing device: The present invention relates to an interpolation method and a filtering method which utilize a correlation between pixel signals, and it is an object of the present invention to provide a sharp and high-quality image even if an error occurs in correlation degree judgment. To accomplish the above-mentioned object, an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070280541 - Pattern shape evaluation apparatus, pattern shape evaluation method, semiconductor device manufacturing method, and program: A pattern shape evaluation method includes acquiring an image of an evaluation target pattern including a plurality of element patterns; detecting edge of the evaluation target pattern from the image; classifying the detected edge of the evaluation target pattern into a plurality of evaluation target pattern edge groups; acquiring edge... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070280542 - Image compressing method: There is provided an image compressing method, which comprises: partitioning a frame into a plurality of code blocks, each code block having consecutive coding passes; sequentially coding the code passes at each code block, wherein said coding at said each code block comprises: a) coding a first coding pass to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070280543 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing method according to one aspect of the present invention is an image processing method for decompressing a compressed image data file using at least one of a hardware-based decompression processing and a software-based decompression processing, wherein both of the hardware-based decompression processing and the software-based decompression processing... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070280544 - Method of dividing a picture into parts: A picture is divided into parts that are coded by different computing resources. The picture consists of blocks, which are the basic units in the coding process; each part includes one or more blocks. To determine how to divide the picture into parts, first a scene differential is calculated for... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070280545 - Pattern matching device, image encoder, image decoder, image processing system, computer readable media storing programs, and computer data signal: A pattern matching device includes a dilated image generating unit that generates a dilated image based on a resultant image obtained by logical operation between a first image pattern and a second image pattern, and a comparing unit that compares the first image pattern with the second image pattern, based... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070280546 - Mobile communication terminal and method for displaying an image: A mobile communication terminal including a memory unit configured to store images and control information indicating whether the images are to be displayed as two-dimensional images or three-dimensional images, a display unit configured to display the images, a barrier panel configured to generate a difference between a focus of first... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070280547 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, defect detection method, semiconductor device manufacturing method, and program: An image processing apparatus which compresses an image, the apparatus includes: a storage unit which stores a code book, the code book being prepared by allocating identification codes to code blocks, the code blocks being formed by executing quantization processing regarding a plurality of first image blocks as multidimensional vectors,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070280548 - Imaging apparatus: a signal processing unit for processing an output of the imaging device to generate a brightness signal and a color signal. With the imaging apparatus, an image that is signal-processed only with a first field of the imaging frame is stored in addition to an ordinarily signal-processed image.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070280549 - Imaging system, imaging apparatus, and method for controlling the imaging apparatus: An overall in-focus position is calculated based on an in-focus position of each clip image, an image size of each clip image, and an image size of each output image. Focus control for an imaging apparatus is performed based on the calculated overall in-focus position.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070280550 - Lens defect correction: A system constructs a composite image using focus assessment information of image regions.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070280552 - Method and device for measuring mpeg noise strength of compressed digital image: A method and system is provided for estimating the strength of block artifacts at each block boundary, based on global and local edge statistics computed from the input image (frame or field picture) in the spatial domain. Such a method systemically measures the strength of the compression artifacts that are... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20070280551 - Removing ringing and blocking artifacts from jpeg compressed document images: A method of removing ringing and blocking artifacts from a decompressed digital image. In one method, a background value of the digital image a background region and foreground regions is determined, and a threshold value is computed. A mapping of the digital image is then generated by thresholding the digital... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20070280553 - 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.
20070280554 - Method and apparatus for correction of perspective distortion: Perspective distortion in an imaged scene is corrected by identifying a group of points in the imaged scene such that the group of points define a shape. Two vanishing points are determined based on the group of points in the imaged scene. The process determines a first set of reference... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC
20070280555 - Image registration based on concentric image partitions: Methods, systems and machine readable media storing machine-readable instructions for processing images are described. In one aspect, each of the images is divided into a set of corresponding non-overlapping concentric partitions. Each of the partitions includes a respective set of pixels distributed about a central point in the corresponding image.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070280557 - Overlay measuring method and overlay measuring apparatus using the same: An overlay measuring apparatus includes a light source which generates visible light with a plurality of wavelengths, an optical module which selects visible light with a single wavelength from the visible light generated by the light source, makes the visible light with a single wavelength incident on a plurality of... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20070280556 - System and method for geometry driven registration: A method for imaging is presented. The method includes receiving a first image data set and at least one other image data set. Further the method includes adaptively selecting corresponding regions of interest in each of the first image data set and the at least one other image data set... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070280558 - Colour detection: Monochrome images are detecting by analysing the skew of the statistical distribution of color difference values of pixels. A skew parameter is derived from an upper percentile, a lower percentile and a median value of the statistical distribution of color difference values and color is detected when the said skew... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070280559 - Image evaluation method and microscope: Image evaluation method capable of objectively evaluating the image resolution of a microscope image. An image resolution method is characterized in that resolution in partial regions of an image is obtained over an entire area of the image or a portion of the image, averaging is performed over the entire... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070280560 - Image data conversion system and method: A system and method for converting between a plurality of single-frame image data objects and a multi-frame image data object. Meta-data attributes common to each single-frame image data object from a source are considered to be shared meta-data attributes and associated with a multi-frame image data object. Perframe meta-data attributes... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20070280561 - System, method and computer instructions for aiding image analysis: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method and computer instructions for aiding analysis of an image used in a medical examination. For example, in an embodiment, an image analysis system used in a medical examination comprises: an input module configured to input an image; a search module... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, LtdPrevious industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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