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Image analysis May archived by USPTO category 05/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090136079 - Automatic microparticle mark reader: An automatic reader system, apparatus, and method for the identification and authentication of articles enabling automatic collection and processing of code data associated with microparticle marks, automatic determination of the code from the code data associated with microparticle marks, and automatic retrieval of reference information associated with the code.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090136083 - Coefficient selection for video watermarking: A method and system for watermarking video images by selecting sets of coefficients and enforcing relationships between property values of selected sets of coefficients with a volume of video are described.... Agent: Joseph J Laks Thomson Licensing
20090136085 - Detecting embedded signals in media content using coincidence metrics: A method of detecting an embedded signal in a media signal. The method comprises receiving blocks of the media signal and computing a detection metric for the blocks. The detection metric comprises a measure of coincidence of detection parameters of different blocks. The method performs subsequent detection operations based on... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20090136084 - Digital watermark detecting device: Provided is a digital watermark detecting device for improving the accuracy of reliability judgment of detected information thereby to prevent misdetection. The digital watermark detecting device includes a pixel extracting unit (107) for extracting pixels embedded as a digital watermark from an input image to output an extracted pixel value... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090136082 - Embedding data in images: Disclosed are embodiments of systems and methods for embedding and/or extracting data from images. In embodiments, an image may be segmented into regions, and characters or other image groups within a segmented region may be determined to be embedding sites. A data vector may be embedded into a set of... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20090136080 - Identifying embedded data in an image: Disclosed are embodiments of systems and methods for embedding and/or extracting data from images. In embodiments, an image may be segmented into regions, and characters or other image groups within a segmented region may be determined to be embedding sites. A data vector may be embedded into a set of... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20090136088 - Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: In a watermark process section in an image processing apparatus, a visible watermark pattern read-out section reads out a visible watermark pattern that is stored in a memory. An invisible watermark generating section draws an invisible watermark on the read-out visible watermark pattern. Image data, which includes both the visible... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090136081 - Method and system for utilizing gps information to secure digital media: A device such as a set-top-box, digital TV, DVD player, multi-media player, cellular telephone or digital cinema player that may handle data such as multimedia data and/or audio/video signals, may determine its location. The device may determine its location based on GPS information and may send its location to an... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090136087 - Replacement based watermarking: A video processor for replacement based watermarking may include a video content input channel; a video content preprocessor; a replacement based watermarking (RBW) metadata creator; and a video content encoder. To output the encoded video content, the video processor may have a dual or single output channel. For a dual... Agent: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
20090136086 - Spray data acquisition system: A spray data acquisition system includes a spray pump actuator that is capable of providing a pumping force to a pumping device to generate an aerosol spray plume along a spray axis. The system also includes an illumination device that illuminates the aerosol spray plume along at least one first... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090136089 - 3d inspection of an object using x-rays: A method is presented for a 3D inspection of an object or bag in order to check for explosives or contraband. The method is applicable to Computed Tomography, Laminography or any other method that can be used to produce images of slices through the object. According to this method, it... Agent: Satpal Singh
20090136090 - House displacement judging method, house displacement judging device: To attain a house change judging method and device which can judge a change with high precision and is capable of fully automating the judgment, the present invention provides a house change judging method for judging a change of a house (10) in a data acquisition region based on new/old... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090136091 - Data processing system and method: A powerful, scaleable, and reconfigurable image processing system and method of processing data therein is described. This general purpose, reconfigurable engine with toroidal topology, distributed memory, and wide bandwidth I/O are capable of solving real applications at real-time speeds. The reconfigurable image processing system can be optimized to efficiently perform... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090136093 - System and method for detecting thermal anomalies: A system and method for detecting a thermal anomaly in humans and/or livestock. In one embodiment, the system includes an image capturing component that captures a visual image of incident light in a screening area, the image capturing component further operable to determine a first coordinate in the captured image,... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090136094 - Systems and methods for patient identification using mobile face recognition: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a patient identifier system including an image capture component adapted to capture a patient image, an image lookup component adapted to compare the patient image to a plurality of stored images to identify a matching image, and a record retrieval component adapted to... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090136095 - Method for recognition between a first object and a second object each represented by images: A recognition method for recognition between a first and second object represented by at least one first image and at least one second image, includes: defining a plurality of rectangular assemblies of random pixels; filtering the first image with first n filters obtained from the assemblies of pixels to obtain... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090136098 - Context sensitive pacing for effective rapid serial visual presentation: A system and method of efficiently and effectively triaging an image that may include one or more target entities are provided. The image is divided into a plurality of individual image chips that each have a determinable image complexity. The image complexity of each image chip is determined, and each... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090136100 - Device and method for creating retinal fundus maps: A device has means for computing and obtaining blood vessel extraction images by extracting blood vessel portions from two or more fundus images, means for computing and obtaining a corner data image having corner portions of the blood vessel portions detected from the obtained blood vessel extraction image, means for... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090136099 - Image guided surgery with dynamic image reconstruction: A method may include processing two or more fiducials included in a three-dimensional medical image and included in a current image to generate two or more transform coefficients of a transform, and applying the transform to the three-dimensional medical image to form a present image.... Agent: Viksins Harris & Padys Pllp
20090136102 - Image processing of medical images: An image processing method and system are described for processing medical images. The method comprises using a new coordinate system for representing combined image data of said plurality of medical images based on correlation information between image data of a plurality of medical images. The method further may comprise extracting... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090136097 - Marking apparatus, marking method and computer program for marking a location in a medical image: Methods and apparatus provide for marking a location in a medical image, including: providing a first marker within a first medical image, which shows an object, at a first location, determining a second location, which corresponds to the first location, within a second medical image showing the same object, marking... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20090136101 - Method and system for analyzing skin conditions using digital images: The embodiments of the present invention include a method and system for analyzing skin conditions using digital images. The method comprises acquiring a white-light image and an ultraviolet (UV) image of a portion of a body surface, such as a person's face, each of the white-light and UV images including... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
20090136104 - Noise reduction apparatus, systems, and methods: This document describes a general system for noise reduction, as well as a specific system for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR). The general system, which is called Calculated Readout by Spectral Parallelism (CRISP), involves reconstruction and recombination of frequency-limited broadband data using separate narrowband data channels... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090136105 - Retrieval system and retrieval method for retrieving medical images: A retrieval system for retrieving medical images is provided. The retrieval system includes an archive for storing medical images, a routing device for determining selected medical images stored in the archive and for routing the selected medical images based on routing rules, and a plurality of end-user devices for use... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090136103 - System and methods for image segmentation in n-dimensional space: A system and methods for the efficient segmentation of globally optimal surfaces representing object boundaries in volumetric datasets is provided. An optical surface detection system and methods are provided that are capable of simultaneously detecting multiple interacting surfaces in which the optimality is controlled by the cost functions designed for... Agent: Valauskas & Pine LLC Suite 620
20090136096 - Systems, methods and apparatus for segmentation of data involving a hierarchical mesh: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments, user interactions of adding, removing and selecting scale, within a mesh framework to improve repeatability and reproducibility of an arbitrary process in a three-dimensional medical space. In some embodiments, a multiple-mesh framework further improves performance of an arbitrary segmentation... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20090136106 - Volume rendering apparatus and method: Volume rendering of images of four dimensional (4D) heart image data, in particular cardiac CT data by slab multiplanar reformatting (MPR), is improved by providing an automated method and apparatus for determining and locking onto anatomically relevant viewing parameters. In particular the view plane, view axis and view orientation are... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090136107 - Automatic segmentation of the heart and aorta in medical 3-d scans without contrast media injections: A method automatically segments the heart and abdominal aorta from volumetric images without the need to inject iodine contrast media into the subject. The method automatically quantifies arterial plaque (hard plaque, soft plaque or both) in the cardiovascular system. Plaque definitions include subject specific in vivo blood/muscle density measurements, subject... Agent: Jerry Turner Sewell
20090136108 - Method for automated delineation of contours of tissue in medical images: The present invention relates to a method for delineating the contour of an object in captured medical images by first transforming the shape of the object into a simple geometric shape that is more computationally tractable than the shape of the object. After the contour of the transformed shape is... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP
20090136109 - Ultrasonic diagnosis by quantification of myocardial performance: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is described which acquires 3D data sets of the heart including the myocardium. The epicardial myocardium in the data sets are identified by automated or A 3D image of the myocardium is produced from the defined surfaces. The 3D image illustrates the wall regions, with... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090136110 - Image processing method and image processor: An image processor executes an image processing under an appropriate condition. The image possessor comprises an important area detecting section (120) for detecting a bone portion or soft portion as an important area included in an X-ray image, a weight image creating section (130) for creating a weight image for... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090136112 - Method for the processing of images in interventional radioscopy: A method for the processing of images in interventional radioscopy to produce a sequence of de-noised images in which elongated objects of guiding instrumentation equipment are preserved and enhanced. The method of the invention uses a tool for indicating the confidence to be placed in a given pixel as regards... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090136113 - Reducing false positives in computer-aided detection: Methods, systems, and related computer program products for computer-aided detection (CAD) of anatomical abnormalities in digital (or digitized) x-ray mammograms are described. The inventive techniques are based on using a foundational CAD processing algorithm that is characterized by at least one of non-shift-invariance, non-rotational-invariance, and non-inversional-invariance. According to one preferred... Agent: Hologic Patent Department Attn Darry Pattinson
20090136111 - System and method of diagnosing a medical condition: A system and method of diagnosing a medical condition in a patient from accessing image data and non-image data of a patient, analyzing the combination of image data and non-image data to generate an output with image findings and a risk assessment for diagnosing certain medical conditions in the patient.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20090136115 - Device and method for inspecting rechargeable battery connection structure: An inspection apparatus for inspecting a rechargeable battery electrode plate-connected structure to check whether electrode plates are properly connected to a current collector plate by filters. The apparatus includes an imaging device arranged on one side of the rechargeable battery electrode plate-connected structure, a first lighting device which illuminates the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090136114 - Multi-modality inspection method with data validation and data fusion: An inspection method is provided and includes acquiring at least one inspection data set. Each inspection data set comprises inspection data for a component. The inspection method further includes mapping the inspection data set onto a three-dimensional (3D) model of the component, to generate a 3D inspection model for the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090136116 - Method and apparatus for inspecting reticle: The present invention provides a reticle inspection technology that enables a relative position between patterns to be evaluated for a pattern that may become a defect at the time of exposure to a sample, such as a wafer, in the double patterning technology on the same layer. An apparatus for... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090136118 - Electronic device handling apparatus: An electronic device handling apparatus for conducting a test of electric characteristics of electronic devices by conveying the electronic devices to sockets of a contact portion and bringing them electrically connected to the sockets: wherein standard image data as image data of sockets to be standard is stored in advance,... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090136119 - Image plotting data obtaining method and apparatus, and image plotting method and apparatus: Obtaining hypothetical image plot point trajectories in original image data corresponding to predetermined hypothetical image plotting trajectories on a substrate; obtaining and storing in advance hypothetical image plotting data corresponding to the hypothetical image plot point data trajectories from the original image data; selecting hypothetical image plot point data trajectories... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090136117 - Method and apparatus for residue detection on a polished wafer: There is provided an automatic optical inspection tool of an apparatus for residue detection on polished wafers, including an inspection tool, an illumination source, capable of instantaneous entire wafer surface illumination, colour digital camera, encompassing the entire wafers surface without eclipse, in a duple of consecutive, properly delayed imaging shots... Agent: Fulbright And Jaworski LLP
20090136121 - Defect review method and apparatus: A candidate-defect classification method includes the steps of acquiring a scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a candidate defect detected in an inspection from a sample including a pattern formed thereon, the inspection being preliminarily performed by an other inspection device; computing a feature value of the candidate defect by... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090136120 - Led inspection apparatus and led inspection method using the same: Disclosed are a light emitting diode (LED) inspection apparatus, which can determine whether an LED has a defect such as leakage current, without making physical contact with the LED being inspected, and an LED inspection method thereof. The LED inspection apparatus includes an ultraviolet emission unit emitting UV light to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090136122 - Systems and methods for inspecting anodes and smelting management relating to the same: Systems and methods for inspecting anodes, and smelting management based thereon are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes an imaging device configured to obtain images of at least one anode assembly, an image processor configured to producing imaging data based on the images, and a data analyzer configured to... Agent: Intellectual Property
20090136123 - Program pattern analyzing apparatus, pattern appearance status information production method, pattern information generating apparatus, and program: Conventionally, there is the problem that a source program that is to be converted cannot be properly analyzed and the conversion ratio cannot be improved. The present invention provides a program pattern analyzing apparatus, comprising: a pattern information storage portion 201 in which at least one piece of first command... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090136124 - Image processing apparatus, control method of image processing apparatus, program, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes an interpolation unit (205, S708) which interpolates, based on the result of forming an image when executing calibration and the result of forming an image after executing calibration, the fluctuation amount of the image quality of each of image forming devices capable of outputting image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090136126 - Color processing apparatus and method thereof: Color processing is executed in consideration of a change in size of a region of interest in a moving image. To this end, a region of interest is set in each frame image of a moving image and an occupied area ratio indicating an amount that the region of interest... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090136125 - Image analysis device and image analysis method: An image corresponding to image data obtained by imaging by a camera is divided into a plurality of image pieces and each of the image pieces is subjected to a color analysis process, a fractal dimension analysis process, and an artificial object amount recognition process. According to a combination of... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090136127 - Apparatus and method of removing color noise of digital image: There is provided an apparatus for removing color noise including: a color interpolation unit performing color interpolation on a bayer pattern image output from an image sensor; a high-pass filter unit performing high-pass filtering on each of the pixels of the bayer pattern image to generate high-pass filtered values of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090136128 - Automatic color adjustment of a template design: The present invention generates a color template design. According to one aspect, a source image is selected. Colors of a selected template design are adjusted automatically based on placement of a cursor on a source image that is separate from the template design. The adjusted color on the template design... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090136129 - Image display panel and driving method thereof: The invention provides image display panels. The image display panel comprises a histogram generator, a tone slope generator, and an image transformer. The histogram generator receives an original image, counts the pixels of different gray levels to generate a histogram distribution of the original image, and compares the pixel counts... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090136130 - Efficient histogram storage: A histogram has ranges, a value for each range, and a time value. A pattern is generated, having a zero value for each range having a zero value, and a one value for each range having a non-zero value. Any non-zero values of the ranges are compressed into a compressed... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja (raleigh)
20090136132 - Method for improving quality of image and apparatus for the same: A method for improving quality of an image includes storing feature quantity candidates each having a luminance component for improving of quality of a first image, dividing the first image into blocks with an overlapping region formed between adjacent first and second blocks, assigning first and second feature quantity candidates... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090136131 - Method of extracting an object on a projected backdrop: A method of extracting from a picked-up image an object that is situated in the foreground of a projected backdrop. The method includes an extraction step comprising the steps of establishing a correspondence relationship between pixels of the projected backdrop and of the background of the picked-up image, and defining... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090136133 - Personalized fetal ultrasound image design: (Process) the consumer submits their fetal ultrasound image along with an order form (includes requirements). The image is scanned and saved as a JPEG file or similar. If required the image is enhanced (cropped, brightness, etc.), saved and moved to Microsoft Publisher or similar software. The caption design and text,... Agent: Kevin Mcgann
20090136134 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, computer-readable medium and computer data signal: An image processing apparatus includes a segment length measuring unit, a segment specifying unit and an information embedding unit. The segment length measuring unit measures lengths of line segments in a pixel block contained in an image by scanning the pixel block. The segment specifying unit specifies a line segment... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090136135 - Apparatus and method for recognizing characters: Provided is an apparatus and method for recognizing characters. The apparatus includes a display unit to display an image in which a region of interest or an error region is indicated, and a character recognition result, a region-of-interest setting unit to set the region of interest in the image displayed... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090136136 - Method for handwritten character recognition, system for handwritten character recognition, program for handwritten character recognition and storing medium: In a case in which handwritten character recognition such as online handwritten character recognition is implemented, simple and high performance character recognition by which transformation such as remarkable transformation and rotation is able to be treated and which recognizes an input that is written in a single stroke such as... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090136137 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: The invention includes a reference oint setting unit configured to extract a plurality of reference points from an input image; a pattern extractor configured to extract a local pattern of the reference points; a characteristic set holder configured to hold a group of characteristic sets having both local patterns of... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090136138 - Methods and device for the determination and reconstruction of a predicted image area: A method determines a predicted image area for an image area, in which a temporal predictor for the image area is determined based on a reconstructed image that precedes said image, a local predictor for the image area is determined within a reconstructed image area of the image, a margin... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090136139 - Mobility normalizer, normalizing method, normalizing program, self-organized map, substance detecting method, detecting program, detection rule creating method, and data structure: The object of the present invention is to provide an apparatus, a method, a program, and a self-organizing map which are capable of normalizing mobility without using a marker, as well as a substance detection method, a program, a detection rule creating method, and a data structure which use normalized... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090136140 - System for analyzing forensic evidence using image filter and method thereof: The present invention provides a system for analyzing forensic digital evidence using an image filter and a method thereof. The system for analyzing forensic evidence using an image filter includes: a duplicator that creates a copy of digital evidence; a verifying unit that discriminates whether a copy and the original... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090136141 - Analyzing a segment of video: There is disclosed a quick and efficient method for analyzing a segment of video, the segment of video having a plurality of frames. A reference portion is acquired from a reference frame of the plurality of frames. Plural subsequent portions are then acquired from a corresponding subsequent frame of the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090136142 - Memory optimized cache generation for image tiling in gis/cad browser applications: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating tile sizes associated with an image presented by a web based image system. An optimal threshold memory size for tiles associated with the image is identified. The image is then divided into tiles... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090136144 - Method and apparatus for controlling a compression rate for a file: Provided are a method and apparatus for determining a target compression rate for a file, which may be calculated using a predetermined algorithm based on a target file size.... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090136143 - Transmitting and receiving method for processing image frames, and data processing apparatus using the same: An image frame input unit receives the input of image frames. An insertion unit inserts a plurality of markers into the image frame thus inputted. Each of the plurality of markers is defined as a pattern that is not scheduled to appear in data of the image frame. At this... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090136145 - Editing apparatus, editing method, editing program, and editing system: An editing process is to be properly performed for video data that have been compression-encoded using inter-frame compression. Identification information that identifies a device that has recorded the stream file is extracted from the stream file that stores the video stream to be edited. When the extracted identification information represents... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090136146 - Image processing device and method, program, and recording medium: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method, a program, and a recording medium whereby the detection precision of a motion vector by the gradient method can be further improved. A counter value computing unit 451 acquires the number of valid pixels, the number of pixels having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090136147 - Method for compressing image data: A method for compressing image data is used to process image data. The method includes the following steps as sampling pixels expressing an image, transforming the sampling data into transformed data by forward discrete cosine transformation, quantifying the transformed data according to a quantification table into quantified data, encoding the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090136148 - Digital auto-focusing apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for digital auto-focus are provided. The apparatus includes a local block generator generating a local block from an input image, a distance-estimation unit estimating distances of each image of the local block, a focal-distance-setting unit setting one of the estimated distances of the local block image... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090136149 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, computer-readable medium and computer data signal: An image processing apparatus includes an extraction unit, a counting unit and an information embedding unit. The extraction unit extracts a circumscribed figure of a pixel block in an image. The counting unit counts contact portions between the circumscribed figure extracted by the extraction unit and the pixel block. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090136152 - Image correcting apparatus and method, and image correcting program, and look-up table creating apparatus and method, and look-up table creating program: A bright luminance value, a dark luminance value, and an average luminance value relating to a face image portion included in an image represented by fed image data are calculated in calculating circuits. Further, a target bright luminance value and a target dark luminance value are calculated in a calculating... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090136150 - Method and apparatus for reducing image artifacts based on aperture-driven color kill with color saturation assessment: A method and apparatus for reducing false color artifacts in digital images. Aperture correction and color saturation values are determined for a portion of an image surrounding a subject pixel. A color attenuation value is determined based at least in part on the aperture correction and color saturation values. A... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090136151 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method thereof: There are provided a video processing apparatus and a video processing method. The video processing apparatus includes a first motion correcting part which divides a video frame into blocks of a predetermined unit and corrects a motion with respect to at least some area of a present frame by using... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090136153 - Pixel interpolation method: An image processing circuit inputs pixels of an RGB Bayer array therein. A chroma value calculation circuit calculates a chroma factor (KL) for evaluating the chroma of a surrounding area of a specified pixel. A correlation value calculation circuit calculates correlation values for gray image and color image. If the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090136154 - System and method for image sensing and processing: A system and method for image sensing and processing using the Arithmetic Fourier Transform (AFT). An image sensing array has sensors located based on a set of Farey fractions, each multiplied by a unit block size of the array. Similar sampling can be achieved by interpolating the pixel values of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090136155 - Assessment of a view through the overlay of maps: A system for evaluating a view, including a first mapper for encoding an image of a view according to a first parameter to create a first map having multiple defined areas, a second mapper for encoding the image according to a second parameter to create a second map having multiple... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090136156 - Inferred discovery and construction of multi-resolution images: A method and a processing device may be provided for discovering and constructing multi-resolution images. Content, including an image, may be obtained from a specified address via a network and rendered to a display monitor of the processing device. The processing device may attempt to discover a second image, corresponding... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090136157 - System and/or method for combining images: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a method and/or system for generating a dynamic image based, at least in part, on attributes associated with one or more individuals.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc C/o Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20090136158 - Image processing method, image display system, and computer program: A moving object display region where a moving object is displayed and a background display region are extracted based on a difference image of frame images. Blurring processing such as averaging processing is performed on an image in the background display region. Processing for further sharpening an image, such as... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090136159 - Method and system for editing a date of a digital image in an imaging device: A method for editing a date of a digital image file having a predefined date stamp location in an imaging device, wherein the image data of the digital image, and a position coordinate of the predefined date stamp location, are stored in the digital image file. The method includes: selecting... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090129627 - Digital watermarking systems and methods: The present invention relates to watermarking of compressed audio or video files. One claim recites a method including: obtaining a copy of a compressed audio or video file; decompressing the compressed audio or video file to yield decompressed audio or video content; determining a first watermarking component for the decompressed... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20090129625 - Extracting data from images: Disclosed are embodiments of systems and methods for embedding and/or extracting data from images. In embodiments, an image may be segmented into regions, and characters or other image groups within a segmented region may be determined to be embedding sites. A data vector may be embedded into a set of... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20090129626 - Method and apparatus for determining whether backlight exists: Provided are a method and apparatus for determining whether backlight exists. The method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes calculating scattering degrees of luminance values of pixels included in each of images which represent the same photographic subject and have different brightness levels from each other; and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090129630 - 3d textured objects for virtual viewpoint animations: 3d textured objects are provided for virtual viewpoint animations. In one aspect, an image of an event is obtained from a camera and an object in the image is automatically detected. For example, the event may be a sports event and the object may be a stationary object which is... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP
20090129629 - Method and apparatus for adaptive object detection: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for adaptive object detection, which may be applied in detecting an object having an ellipse feature. The method for adaptive object detection comprises performing an object shape detection based on the extracted foreground from the object; determining whether the object being occluded according to... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20090129628 - Method for determining the position of an object from a digital image: Method for determining the position of an object point in a scene from a digital image thereof acquired through an optical system is presented. The image comprises a set of image points corresponding to object points and the position of the object points are determined by means of predetermined vectors... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090129632 - Method of object detection: A method is set forth for the detection of an object, in particular in a road, in particular of a pedestrian, in the surroundings in the range of view of an optical sensor attached to a carrier such as in particular a vehicle, wherein, from the range of view of... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090129631 - Method of tracking the position of the head in real time in a video image stream: The invention relates to a method of tracking the position of the bust of a user on the basis of a video image stream, said bus comprising the user's torso and head, the method comprising the determination of the position of the torso on a first image, in which method... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090129633 - Method for repositioning a numerically conrolled device: The invention relates to a method for repositioning a numerically controlled device by using an image taken of an object as an aid. According to the method, the system is taught in such a way that a child image is defined for the camera's image, either its own set of... Agent: Joel D. Skinner, Jr. Skinner And Associates
20090129634 - Image processing method: A set of images (IM 1 a, IM2a, IMFa) that have successively been captured comprises a plurality of images (IM 1 a, IM2a) that have been captured under substantially similar light conditions, and an image (IMFa) that has been captured under substantially different light conditions (FLSH). For example, two images... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090129635 - Image processing system, mask fabrication method, and program: An image processing system and a mask preparation method able to prepare a mask by simple processing and a program executed in such an image processing system are provided. To extract the edges of the image, strings of pixels corresponding to the contours of an object are extracted from the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090129636 - Automatic photo orientation detection: A method determining image orientation includes determining if an image includes an orientation tag and if the tag indicates the image is rotated +90 or −90 degrees. When the image does not include the tag or the tag does not indicates the image is rotated, the method includes determining if... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP
20090129637 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: Pseudo three dimensional image data sets are generated by an imaging apparatus, such as a digital camera having face detecting functions, by a simple operation. Reference image data sets, which are employed to generate pseudo three dimensional images, are generated from first image data sets, which are recorded. When new... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090129638 - Method of providing automatic sorting packing service sorting photo images according to characters in photo images and kiosk providing the automatic sorting packing service: A method of providing an automatic sorting packing service sorting photo images according to characters contained therein and a kiosk providing the automatic sorting packing service sorting according to characters are provided. The method includes: extracting a characteristic of each character from a face area of each photo image for... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090129646 - High resolution radio frequency medical imaging and therapy system: A method for imaging includes directing a plurality of radio frequency (RF) beams toward a target organ from a plurality of angles. The RF beams include one or more first pairs of the RF beams, each first pair including two of the RF beams that impinge on the target organ... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090129642 - Image processing device and a control method and control program thereof: An image processing device that quickly performs suitable image processing by using an input device to point at an image displayed on the medical image processing device, and makes it possible to readily observe medical images needed for a medical procedure. The medical image processing device includes: an input element... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090129645 - Method and apparatus for determining stress in an anatomical structure: A method of determining wall stress in an abdominal aortic aneurysm is disclosed. The method comprises determining, from anatomical image data, respective first stress values at locations on the wall, based on the aorta having substantially uniform stiffness. The primary direction of stress those locations are determined, and the locations... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090129640 - Portable imaging system having a seamless form factor: A portable imaging system is presented. The system includes at least a display panel. Further, the system includes a control panel, where the display panel and the control panel include a seamless form factor of a single unit box, and where the seamless form factor is configured to aid in... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20090129641 - System and method for additive spatial/intensity decomposition of medical images: A method for decomposing digital medical images includes providing a digital medical image, segmenting the image into one or more biological structures, extracting one or more segmented biological structures from the image by extracting all voxels within a spatial extent of each of the biological structures to construct one or... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090129644 - System and method for efficient workflow in reading medical image data: A system provides methods to significantly improve the efficiency of reading medical image data. The workflow panel provides a grouping of tasks for reviewing and comparing medical images. Tablets are created for each task, consolidating the tools and associated hanging protocols to efficiently perform the actions for that task. The... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090129639 - System and method for object identification and anomaly detection: A system for identifying dental objects, visualizing a dental image, and method for identifying dental anomalies are described. The system for identifying dental objects comprises a 3-D dental image, a database, a digital processing component, and an interactive graphical user interface is described. The 3-D dental image is generated by... Agent: Virtual Legal, P.C. Michael A. Kerr
20090129643 - Systems and methods for image handling and presentation: Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for adaptive compression, transmission, and display of clinical images. Certain embodiments provide a method for adaptive compression of image data for transmission and display at a client workstation. The method includes identifying one or more images for display, the one or more images including... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090129647 - Methods and systems for identification of dna patterns through spectral analysis: Spectrogram extraction from DNA sequence has been known since 2001. A DNA spectrogram is generated by applying Fourier transform to convert a symbolic DNA sequence consisting of letters A, T, C, G into a visual representation that highlights periodicities of co-occurrence of DNA patterns. Given a DNA sequence or whole... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090129652 - High resolution radio frequency medical imaging and therapy system: A method for imaging includes directing a plurality of radio frequency (RF) beams toward a target organ from a plurality of angles. The RF beams include one or more first pairs of the RF beams, each first pair including two of the RF beams that impinge on the target organ... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090129649 - Method and system for processing multiple series of biological images obtained from a patient: A computer-readable storage medium comprising computer-readable program code stored thereon which, when interpreted by a computing apparatus, causes the computing apparatus to implement an image processing tool for processing a plurality of biological images arranged in a plurality of image series wherein certain biological images across different image series have... Agent: Smart & Biggar
20090129651 - Method for producing highly constrained ultrasound images: A highly constrained image processing method is used to improve the quality, including spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), of ultrasound image frames. Ultrasound image frames are accumulated to form a composite image that contains a priori information about the subject being imaged. This composite image is used in a... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090129648 - Method of reducing imaging time in propeller-mri by under-sampling and iterative image reconstruction: A method for reducing PROPELLER MRI data acquisition times, by combining k-space under-sampling and iterative reconstruction using NUFFT, while maintaining similar image quality as in PROPELLER MRI with sufficient k-space sampling. Iterative image reconstruction using NUFFT minimizes image artifacts produced with conventional PROPELLER image reconstruction in under-sampled acquisitions. The data... Agent: Mark D. Swanson Pauley Petersen & Erickson
20090129650 - System for presenting projection image information: A system and method are disclosed for presenting projection image information, including a first image generating module or step, for generating a first image representing a first projection of a three-dimensional object; a second image generating module or step, for generating a second image representing a second projection of the... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20090129653 - Energy balancing for wireless diagnostic imaging system: A method for transferring data from a digital radiography receiver panel obtains, at the receiver panel, a full-sized set of image data that comprises a diagnostic image for a patient and at least one reference image for dark signal compensation. A wireless transmission channel between the receiver panel and a... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20090129657 - Enhancement of region of interest of radiological image: A method for displaying a radiographic image identifies a region of interest in a portion of the radiographic image, suppresses background image content within the identified region of interest, and enhances contrast of the image within the region of interest to form an enhanced region of interest. The enhanced region... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20090129654 - Image analysis of tube tip positioning: A method for processing a radiographic image of a patient obtains radiographic image data and detects the position of inserted tubing or other foreign object in the obtained image and determines the tubing tip or object location. A region of interest in the neighborhood of the tubing tip or object... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20090129658 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer storage medium: A feature value corresponding to each of a plurality of pixel values is calculated for an image. A pixel value is selected for which a minimum distance is obtained in a feature space between the calculated feature value and a feature value of a template. The selected pixel value is... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090129655 - Method and system of providing a probability distribution to aid the detection of tumors in mammogram images: Methods and systems are disclosed to aid in the detection of cancer or lesion in a mammogram images. Two mammogram images are input into an application that aids in determining the probability of a cancer or lesion being present in one or both of the images. The images are divided... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090129659 - Methods for improving image quality of image detectors, and systems therefor: The present invention relates to methods and systems for improving image quality of imaging devices such as image detectors, and preferably of flat panel detectors such as amorphous silicon flat panel detectors, for example used in radiotherapy. The invention also relates to the improving of life span of used or... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC
20090129656 - Voting in mammography processing: Methods and systems are disclosed to aid in the detection of areas of interest in an image. Multiple image recognition processes analyze the image and identify areas of interest. The identified areas of interest are compared to determine confidence values for each identified area of interest using a voting process.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090129660 - Automated detection of cell colonies and coverslip detection using hough transforms: The present invention provides methods and systems for automatic detection of the location of cell colonies on a specimen slide, in particular under the coverslip of a specimen slide. Slide scanning can be performed using an automated microscope with motorized axes. The location of the colonies can be determined by... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090129661 - Systems, methods and apparatus for plaque visualization and quantification using fuzzy and adaptive region classes: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which carotid plaque is classified in an image and visually displayed using an iterative adaptive process, such as an expectation maximization process.... Agent: Ramirez & Smith
20090129662 - Shape inspection apparatus, shape inspection method and computer readable medium: A shape inspection apparatus includes a shape display unit that displays a three-dimensional shape specified by three dimensional shape data on a screen; a direction designating unit that specifies a drawing direction in molding the three-dimensional shape on the screen; a face designating unit that specifies one face of a... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090129663 - Method and circuit for correcting defect pixels in image signal: The invention discloses a method and circuit for correcting defect pixels in an image signal. First, the invention generates a luminance histogram for all pixels in the image signal and then selects N candidate defect pixels from all pixels according to the luminance histogram and a first threshold. Afterward, the... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20090129664 - Pattern inspection apparatus and method: A pattern inspection apparatus includes a stage configured to mount thereon a target workpiece to be inspected where patterns are formed, at least one sensor configured to move relatively to the stage and capture optical images of the target workpiece to be inspected, a first comparing unit configured to compare... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090129667 - Device and method for estimatiming depth map, and method for generating intermediate image and method for encoding multi-view video using the same: The present invention relates to a device and a method for estimating a depth map, and a method for making an intermediate image and a method for encoding multi-view video using the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a device and a method for estimating a depth map... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20090129665 - Image processing system, 3-dimensional shape estimation system, object position/posture estimation system and image generation system: An object of the present invention is to process an image without a need to previously find out the initial value of a parameter representing an illumination condition and without a need for a user to manually input the illumination parameter. An image processing system includes a generalized illumination basis... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090129666 - Method and device for three-dimensional reconstruction of a scene: Passive methods for three-dimensional reconstruction of a scene by means of image data are generally based on the determination of spatial correspondences between a number of images of the scene recorded from various directions and distances. A method and a device are disclosed which provide a high reliability in the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090129668 - Image-recognition method and system using the same: An image-recognition method and a system using the method is disclosed, which proceeds comparison through the visual lingual characteristics according to the logic of lingual vocabulary of an image to be recognized to reduce the number of the objects to be compared, and to select at least one object. After... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090129669 - Brightness correction for image: A CPU determines whether or not a picked up image that corresponds to image data is a backlit portrait image by analyzing the image data on a pixel-by-pixel basis, and if the picked up image that corresponds to the image data is determined to be a backlit portrait image, then... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090129670 - Identifying steganographic data in an image: Disclosed are embodiments of systems and methods for embedding and/or extracting data from images. In embodiments, an image may be segmented into regions, and characters or other image groups within a segmented region may be determined to be embedding sites. A data vector may be embedded into a set of... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20090129674 - Device and method for obtaining clear image: A device and a method for obtaining a clear image, the method is executed by a digital signal processor (DSP) chip or a microprocessor. Through merging clear parts of two images with different focal lengths, a single clear image is obtained. The image is divided into a plurality of blocks,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090129671 - Method and apparatus for image segmentation: A 3D image may be segmented based on one or more intensity thresholds determined from a subset of the voxels in the 3D image. The subset may contain voxels in a 2D reference slice. A low threshold and a high threshold may be used for segmenting an image, and they... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20090129675 - Method and device for continuous figure-ground segregation in images from dynamic visual scenes: A method for segregating a figure region from a background region in image sequences from dynamic visual scenes, comprising the steps of: (a) acquiring an image; (b) determining local motion estimations and confidences for each position of the image; (c) modifying a level-set function by moving and distorting the level-set... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090129673 - Method for segmentation of lesions: A method of image segmentation includes receiving a set of voxels, segmenting the set of voxels into a foreground group and a background group, and classifying voxels of the foreground group as either lesion voxels or normal anatomy voxels. The method also includes blocking the normal anatomy voxels and performing... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20090129672 - System and method for generating a photograph with variable image quality: Image data for a digital photograph is segmented into a first portion and a second portion. The image data of the second portion is processed to have a quality lower than the image data of the first portion. An image file for the scene is stored where the image file... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090129676 - Segmenting a string using similarity values: Disclosed are systems and methods for segmenting a string comprised of one or more string segments using similarity values. In embodiments, each string segment may contain at least a variation of a marker string that may be used to separate string segments in the string. In embodiments, a similarity value... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20090129678 - Contents storage apparatus and contents storage method: A method of providing metadata to easily and efficiently retrieve or manage contents data such as a video, an image, etc., having no metadata by means which is as user-friendly as possible, and a contents storage server (apparatus) are provided. Matching images for recognizing and specifying shot or broadcast time... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20090129677 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: For each image sensing device, an index in a sensed image is recognized, and layout information of the recognized index in a coordinate system based on an image sensing device that has acquired the sensed image is calculated. Index information including identification information unique to the index and the layout... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090129679 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium: A target region extracting unit configured to extract a target region used in acquiring feature information from each frame of a moving image includes a plurality of image analyzing units (first and second image analyzing units) configured to execute image analyzing processes in parallel for extraction of the target regions... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090129680 - Image processing apparatus and method therefor: Replacement target image data and image data for replacement are stored, character images of the replacement target image data and character images of the image data for replacement are extracted, and character recognition is performed for each page on character strings contained in the extracted character images. Then, a comparison... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090129681 - Image processing system and image judgment method and program: An image processing system and image judgment method able to suitably judge whether or not an image includes an image of a predetermined subject to be captured as the image and a program run in the image processing system are provided. Edges of a captured image are enhanced, and an... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090129682 - Method and system for the optical inspection of a periodic structure: Disclosed are a method and a system for inspecting a periodic structure (1) by means of an optical image recorder which is provided with a pixel structure (2) and whose recorded image (6) is compared to a faultless reference image (4) of the periodic structure (1). In order to be... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20090129683 - Object recognition apparatus,computer readable medium storing object recognition program, and image retrieval service providing method: An object recognition apparatus includes an image input unit capturing image data, an object dictionary unit storing conditions to specify a type of an object, and a processor collating the image data with the conditions and specifying the type of the object imaged in the image data, in which the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090129685 - Image processing apparatus, image transmitting apparatus and method and program of the same and display device: In an image processing/transmitting apparatus and method, graininess is suppressed while remarkably the appearance in the image area with a smooth gradation and the flat image area, the number of bit planes is reduced and then increased. The second image processing module includes a bit adding module executing bit adding... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090129684 - Method and apparatus for compressing text and image: Provided is a method and apparatus for compressing a text and an image. When compressing the text and image, it is possible to group valid lines with data into each line having a common element, and compress and encode the data of the valid lines. Accordingly, it is possible to... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090129686 - Scan line to block re-ordering buffer for image compression: A re-order buffer memory in a real-time application such as e.g., an imager. Initially, input data is written into the re-order buffer using a first addressing mode, which causes the data to be stored in a line-by-line manner. Prior to receiving the last line of input data, the stored data... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090129688 - Interpolation image generating method and apparatus: An interpolation image generating method includes dividing each of the first reference image and the second reference image into reference regions each including pixels, executing a correlation operation between the first reference image and first destination images located before and after the first reference image and a correlation operation between... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090129689 - Transcoded images for improved trick play: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for facilitating processing of images contained in an encoded video stream. In one embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of non-intra coded images are transcoded into intra-coded images (I-images). The transcoded I-images are then used to facilitate trick mode playback, such... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090129690 - Lifting-based view compensated compression and remote visualization of volume rendered images: A method for compressing 2D images includes determining a depth map for each of a plurality of sequential 2D images of a 3D volumetric image, determining coordinate transformations the 2D images based on the depth maps and a geometric relationship between the 3D volumetric image and each of the 2D... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090129691 - Lossless compression of color image data using entropy encoding: A method compresses a digital continuous tone image of pixels situated on scan lines. The method includes the steps of, for a current pixel to be encoded, said current pixel having an actual pixel value, predicting a predicted pixel value based on pixel values of at least one previously processed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090129692 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: When an image processing apparatus capable of connecting to a digital camera is to perform image-correction processing on irreversible-compression encoded image data acquired from the digital camera, it is determined whether the image-correction processing can be executed by the connected digital camera. When the processing can be executed, it is... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090129693 - System and method for generating a photograph with variable image quality: A method and system of quality management for a digital photograph includes using multi-zone autofocus information to generate an image file that has a high-quality portion and a low-quality portion. In one approach, captured image data is processed so that a portion of the image data corresponding to an area... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090129694 - Method and apparatus thereof for enhancing digital image: A method and an apparatus thereof for enhancing a digital image. The method includes the steps of: capturing a pixel data block; determining a searching region and a reference window with the pixel data block serving as a center; dividing the searching region into compared windows each having a size... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090129695 - Method and system for noise management for spatial processing in digital image/video capture systems: A computer-implemented method for noise management in a digital image system measures noise levels of pixel data. The noise levels are adjusted with at least one of an intensity gain setting, a spatial gain setting, and a global gain setting to calculate noise adaptive thresholds for use during spatial processing... Agent: Strategic Patent Group, P.C.
20090129696 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus is configured to reduce a color blur in a color image, and includes a color blur process determination part configured to change at least one of a color blur that serves as a reduction object and an estimation method of an amount of the color blur... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090129697 - Electronic device, dual view display and the signal compensating apparatus and method thereof: The present invention relates to a signal compensating apparatus, which is used for generating a plurality of image control signals to control a plurality of sub-pixels of a display correspondingly, so that a backlight can form a left image and a right image via the plurality of sub-pixels after passing... Agent: Venable LLP
20090129698 - Method and device for eliminating image blur by pixel-based processing: A method for eliminating image blur includes: detecting the difference in pixel value between two corresponding pixels in two continuous images to generate a difference value; and adjusting the luminance of the two corresponding pixels according to the difference value, wherein when the difference value exceeds a predetermined value, the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090129699 - Image processing system: According to the invention, this is achieved by the use of a plurality of convolvers, which operate in parallel and/or using the time-division multiplexing method, for convolution of the digital image data, of a neighborhood processor (90) for reading and linking contour points (22), and/or of a statistical processor for... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090129701 - Digital photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and recording medium having recorded thereon program for executing the method: A digital photographing apparatus, a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus, and a recording medium having recorded thereon a program for executing the method are provided. The digital photographing apparatus includes: a data obtainer that obtains long exposure first data about a first image of a subject and short... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090129700 - Image blending: Previously, Poisson blending has been used for image blending including cloning an object onto a target background and blending pairs of source images together. Such Poisson blending works well in many situations. However, whilst this method is always workable, we have found that discolorations sometimes occur. We realized that these... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090129702 - Color signal processing device, image processing apparatus, color signal processing method, image processing method, computer-readable medium and computer data signal: A color signal processing device includes a conversion unit that converts a first color signal into a second color signal. The second color signal is obtained by changing a color point, in a device independent color space, corresponding to a color of each color component of the first color signal... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090129704 - Method, apparatus and program for enhancement of image resolution: In super-resolution processing in which a plurality of low resolution images are synthesized to generate a high resolution image, a high-quality high-resolution image is to be generated with suppression of the noise ascribable to motion estimation error. Motion estimating means 11 estimates motion of pixels between a basis image selected... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090129703 - Signal processing method, apparatus, and program: A method includes inputting to-be-processed data including a set of first-N-dimensional-coordinate values in an N-dimensional space and first-sampling values, inputting search-pattern data including a set of second-N-dimensional-coordinate values in the N-dimensional space and second-sampling values, setting a set of virtual-corresponding points designated by third-N-dimensional-coordinate values, acquiring input patterns each including... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090123022 - Digital cinema projector watermarking system and method: A system and method for watermarking a projected image from a digital cinema projector includes a projector having a plurality of watermark image files associated therewith. A scripting mechanism is configured to determine when and where the watermark image files are displayed during the presentation. The watermark image files include... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090123024 - Image processor, image forming apparatus, image processing method and computer readable medium: The image processor is provided with: a detection unit that detects plural specified images each having a shape from an image read out by an image reading apparatus; a first determination unit that determines presence or absence of other specific image other than a specified image out of the plural... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090123026 - Method and apparatus for associating identifiers with content: Watermark detection in an image or the like can be optimized by exploiting the innate biases in the image to emphasize the watermark signal. The watermark signal can be trial-located with different origins in the image to find one that yields improved results. Similarly, the image can be processed (e.g.,... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20090123020 - Method and device for reading digital tatooing, computer software package and corresponding storage means: The invention relates to a method of reading a watermark, of the type comprising a step of determining at least one watermarking message contained in a data set, possibly preceded by a step of determining at least one suite of parameters of a watermarking channel undergone by the data set,... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090123027 - Method of embedding informaton into image: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method of embedding information into an image has obtaining an image data by taking the image by an image input device, dividing the image data into a plurality of blocks, determining an area in each of the blocks on the basis of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090123025 - Methods and apparatus to measure brand exposure in media streams: Methods and apparatus to measure brand exposure in media streams are disclosed. An example method to determine brand exposures included in media content disclosed herein comprises determining whether a scene detected from a media stream corresponding to the media content matches a reference scene, identifying an expected region of interest... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090123023 - Routing networks for use with content linking systems: A method of linking a content object with a network resource presents a content object to a reader, discerns an identifier associated with the content object, transfers the identifier to an indexing system, and in response receives an internet address corresponding to the content object. To enhance the response of... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20090123021 - System, method, and medium indexing photos semantically: A system, method and medium indexing a plurality of photos semantically based on a user's annotation. The method includes analyzing the user's annotation and extracting a shared index from the user's annotation, detecting a situation change in the plurality of photos, and indexing the plurality of photos according to the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090123029 - Display-and-image-pickup apparatus, object detection program and method of detecting an object: A display-and-image-pickup apparatus includes: a display-and-image-pickup panel having an image display function and an image pickup function; an image producing means for producing a predetermined processed image on the basis of a picked-up image of a proximity object obtained through the use of the display-and-image-pickup panel; an image processing means... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090123030 - Method for the autostereoscopic presentation of image information with adaptation to suit changes in the head position of the observer: For continuous tracking without noticeable skips during physical changes in head position, the intensities of all subpixels of the matrix screen are reduced in order to form intensity focuses for subpixel groups behind barrier elements, which comprise a number n of subpixels, including a subpixel reserve, in the image lines.... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090123028 - Target position setting device and parking assist device with the same: A target position setting device includes a distance meter, an imager, first and second calculating portions, a determination portion, and a setting portion. The distance meter measures a distance to an object around a vehicle. The imager takes an image of an environment around the vehicle. The first calculating portion... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090123031 - Awareness detection system and method: An awareness detection system and method that includes an imaging device positioned to obtain a plurality of images of at least a portion of a subject's head, and an awareness processor in communication with the imaging device, wherein the awareness processor receives the plurality of images from the imaging device.... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090123032 - Measurement of gaps between valve seats and attachment parts: An apparatus for measuring gaps that form between attachment parts (15) in exhaust ports. of an engine, and valve seats (16) provided to the attachment parts. This apparatus comprises, at one end of a cylinder (21), white light-emitting diodes (25) for emitting light orthogonal to a longitudinal axis (24) of... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090123033 - System and method for adjusting luminance of a light-emitting device on an image measuring machine: A computer-based method for adjusting luminance of a light-emitting device on image measuring machine is provided. The method includes reading a model definition curve and model coordinates of an object and a charge couple device (CCD). The method further includes locating the object and the CCD to positions on the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090123035 - Automated video presence detection: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving an image of a conference attendee. The method also includes extracting biometric information associated with the conference attendee from the image and determining a status of the conference attendee. The method further includes communicating the status of the conference attendee in response to... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090123034 - Method, apparatus and computer program product implementing anonymous biometric matching: Method, apparatus and computer program product compare biometrics in an anonymous manner. A first collection of biometrics is transformed using a first cancelable non-invertible biometric transform to create a first collection of transformed biometrics. A second collection of biometrics is transformed using the first cancelable non-invertible biometric transform to create... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090123036 - Mapping of retinal parameters from combined fundus image and three-dimensional optical coherence tomography: A second retinal characterization data set is mapped to a first retinal characterization dataset. The first retinal characterization dataset is displayed as a first graphical map. The second retinal characterization dataset is displayed as a second graphical map which is mapped to the first graphical map. The second graphical map... Agent: Wolff & Samson PC Attn: Jeffrey M. Weinick
20090123037 - Image processing apparatus and method and program storage medium: According to the present invention, the face of a subject person can be rapidly detected. An image input unit inputs an image to be processed. A photographing-position input unit inputs photographing-position information attached to the processed image. An angle-range information determination unit determines an angle range, where face detection should... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090123038 - Optical biometric acquisition device with information display intended for the user: The invention concerns a biometric capture optical device (1) comprising a prismatic optical element (2) having one side (4) appearing in a window (3) to provide a support surface for a bodily limb and illuminating means (6) designed to illuminate the side (4) from within the element (2) and form... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090123039 - Pixel sensing circuit with common mode cancellation: An improved biometric data sensing circuit, for example adapted for fingerprint sensing, uses a charge subtraction technique at the input of the circuit integrator to cancel the so called “common mode” signal from the circuit output. The result is an output signal that is (a) linear, (b) free from any... Agent: JasIPConsulting
20090123040 - Fingerprint image background detection apparatus and detection method: Even if streak-like noise or streaks caused by dragging which can be hardly distinguished from upheaval lines exist, background regions and impressing regions are separated from each other without being affected by existence of streaks. A fingerprint image background detection apparatus which discriminates background regions and impressing regions in an... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090123041 - Guide apparatus, image pickup apparatus, image pickup system, and guide method: An image pickup apparatus has a placement portion having an opening portion, a finger guide, a wrist guide, and a photographing device provided in the opening portion. When a user's left or right hand is placed on the placement portion, the second joints of a plurality of fingers are placed... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090123045 - Lighting compensated dynamic texture mapping of 3-d models: Methods, systems, and devices for generating textured 3D models are provided. The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and devices for combining multiple images onto a 3D model. In some instances, the textures of the images are applied to the 3D model dynamically so that the textured 3D model is viewable... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090123043 - Method and system for correlating image and tissue characteristic data: Capsule type endoscopes generate large amounts of in-vivo image data that requires review and analysis by a doctor or clinician. By not reviewing the images gathered from healthy tissue, and only focusing on images indicating potential abnormalities, the time it takes to review the data can be greatly reduced. By... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20090123042 - Optimal conversion of 3d image sets between different spaces: A multi-modality system (10) includes a nuclear imaging system (12) and a computed tomography (CT) scanner (14). The nuclear system (12) includes a PET scanner (28) which acquires electronic data that is reconstructed into a PET blob image by a PET reconstruction processor (50). The CT scanner (14) acquires the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090123044 - Retinal thickness measurement by combined fundus image and three-dimensional optical coherence tomography: Disclosed are method and apparatus for mapping retinal thickness values to a movable measurement grid. A three-dimensional volume dataset acquired from three-dimensional optical coherence tomography is registered to a fundus image by rendering a two-dimensional composite image from the three-dimensional volume dataset and superimposing characteristic features in the two-dimensional composite... Agent: Wolff & Samson PC Attn: Jeffrey M. Weinick
20090123046 - System and method for generating intraoperative 3-dimensional images using non-contrast image data: A method of generating intraoperative 3-dimensional image data includes the processes of acquiring baseline 3-dimensional image data of a region of interest. Non-contrast 3-dimensional image data of said region, and intraoperative 2-dimensional image data of said region are also acquired. The intraoperative 2-dimensional image data and the baseline 3-dimensional image... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090123048 - Image reconstruction methods based on block circulant system matrices: An iterative image reconstruction method used with an imaging system that generates projection data, the method comprises: collecting the projection data; choosing a polar or cylindrical image definition comprising a polar or cylindrical grid representation and a number of basis functions positioned according to the polar or cylindrical grid so... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090123050 - Method and system for automatic quantification of aortic valve function from 4d computed tomography data using a physiological model: A method and system for modeling the aortic valve in 4D image data, such as 4D CT and echocardiography, is disclosed. An initial estimate of a physiological aortic valve model is determined for at least one reference frame of a 4D image sequence based on anatomic features in the reference... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090123047 - Method and system for characterizing prostate images: A pixel image is received and bounded contours are identified. Bounded contours are categorized based on certain pixel statistics, both comparative and with respect to given thresholds and other criteria, into one of a plurality of given categories. Image objects within certain categories are further characterized with respect to a... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20090123049 - Nodule detection: A method of detecting a nodule in a three-dimensional scan image comprises calculating a three-dimensional sphericity index for each point in the scan image (310-330), applying a high sphericity threshold to the sphericity index (340) to obtain a candidate nodule region, and then performing region-growing (350) from the candidate region... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090123053 - Methods and apparatus for model-based detection of structure in view data: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for determining a value for at least one parameter of a configuration of a model associated with structure of which view data has been obtained including detecting at least one feature in the view data, and determining the value for the at least... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090123051 - Radiographic image capturing apparatus and radiographic image capturing method: The continuous image capturing of a subject is performed with small doses of radiation. A plurality of auxiliary images obtained by the continuous image capturing is stored. On the basis of the stored auxiliary images, the periodicity of motion of the subject is detected. A pseudo image is generated from... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090123052 - System and method for generating a 2d image from a tomosynthesis data set: A 2D mammogram image is synthesized from at least one of tomosynthesis projection images and/or the tomosynthesis reconstructed image data. In a simplest form, the mammogram may be synthesized by selecting one of the tomosynthesis projection images for display as a synthesized mammogram. Other methods of synthesizing a mammogram include... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal
20090123054 - Detection of circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood with an automated scanning fluorescence microscope: An automated, highly sensitive, specific and potentially quantitative detection method using an automated microscope for identifying and enumerating rare cancer cells in blood and other fluids.... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
20090123055 - Document processing system having improved operational sequencing: An automated document processing system is disclosed. The system includes a magnetic character reader located along a path of travel of a document. The system also includes a first image scanner located after the magnetic character reader along the path of travel, the first image scanner configured to capture an... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20090123056 - Method of inspecting granular material and inspection device for conducting that method: A method of inspecting granular material and an inspection device for conducting that method, wherein agents (10a, 10b) to be inspected are imaged, the pixel value of each pixel of images thus picked up is digitized, a plurality of reference points are dispersed along the outlines of massive regions corresponding... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090123058 - Mask pattern dimensional inspection apparatus and method: A sidewall shape correction function is determined in advance which represents the relationship of the difference between contour positions of two or more items of pattern contour position data of different thresholds obtained from an SEM image and optical pattern contour positions determined through an optical method. Two or more... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090123057 - Method and system for obtaining bounds on process parameters for opc-verification: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of performing printability verification of a mask layout. The method includes creating one or more tight clusters; computing a set of process parameters associated with a point on said mask; comparing said set of process parameters to said one or more tight... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20090123059 - Inspection apparatus and inspection method using electron beam: A visual inspection apparatus and method using the scanning electron microscope are disclosed. An electron beam is scanned repeatedly on a sample, and an inspection and a reference image are generated by the secondary electrons generated from the sample or reflected electrons. From the differential image between the inspection image... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090123060 - inspection system: An inspection system (10) for three dimensional inspection of minute objects (11) on a substrate (12), the system comprising: a calibration module (20) to calibrate an inspection angle (30) for capturing an oblique image of the objects, the calibration of the inspection angle being performed by using one object as... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090123061 - Depth image generating method and apparatus: A method of and apparatus for generating a depth image are provided. The method of generating a depth image includes: emitting light to an object for a first predetermined time period; detecting first light information of the object for the first predetermined time period from the time when the light... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090123062 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus configured to classify time-series input data into N classes, including, a time-series feature quantity extracting section, N calculating sections, and a determination section.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090123063 - Detecting redeye defects in digital images: A method for detecting a redeye defect in a digital image containing an eye comprises converting the digital image into an intensity image, and segmenting the intensity image into segments each having a local intensity maximum. Separately, the original digital image is thresholded to identify regions of relatively high intensity... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20090123064 - Scanning images for pornography: Heuristic analysis of image is performed to detect pornographic content. Pixels of an image representing a flesh-tone are identified. A heuristic analysis of the image is performed to classify the image as being pornographic or not. The analysis uses measures of a set of predetermined characteristics of the identified pixels... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090123065 - Vehicle and lane mark recognition apparatus: A lane mark recognition apparatus includes an image capturing means (30) which captures a color image (IM—0) of a road via a color video camera (10), a specific-color-extracted image generating means (31) which generates a luminance-extracted image (IM—1) obtained by extracting white-color data from the color image (IM—0) and a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090123066 - Image encoding device, image decoding device, image encoding method, image decoding method, image encoding program, image decoding program, computer readable recording medium having image encoding program recorded therein,: An image encoder including: a predicted-image generating unit that generates a predicted image in accordance with a plurality of prediction modes indicating predicted-image generating methods; a prediction-mode judging unit that evaluates prediction efficiency of a predicted image outputted from the predicted-image generating unit to judge a predetermined prediction mode; and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090123067 - Gradation correction characteristics evaluation device, image processing device, gradation correction characteristics evaluation method, image processing method, and computer-readable computer program product: A gradation correction characteristics evaluation device includes: a histogram creation unit that creates a histogram based upon pixel values indicated at pixels constituting an input image; and an evaluation unit that evaluates gradation correction characteristics, which is used to correct gradation of the image, based upon the histogram of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090123068 - Method for adaptively adjusting image and image processing apparatus using the same: A method for adaptively adjusting image and an image processing apparatus using the same are provided. The apparatus includes a statistics apparatus and an image adjustment apparatus. The statistics apparatus receives a plurality of pixels in an image to generate a gray-level distribution of the pixels and searches a specific... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20090123069 - Methods and apparatus to specify regions of interest in video frames: Methods and apparatus to specify regions of interest in video frames are disclosed. An example disclosed method comprises determining an initial template region to represent a region of interest whose location is based on a first point selected in a graphical presentation, determining a first modification to perform on the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090123071 - Document processing apparatus, document processing method, and computer program product: In a document processing apparatus, a first character information extracting unit extracts, for a first area that is an area determined to be a character extractable area in divided areas of a document information, first character information from the area; a second character information extracting unit extracts, for a second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090123070 - Segmentation-based image processing system: A digital image can be processed by an image processing method that calculates a gradient map for the digital image, calculates a density function for the gradient map, calculates a modified gradient map using the gradient map, the density function and the selected scale level, and segments the modified gradient... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20090123072 - Image pickup apparatus and method for controlling the same: An image pickup element capture an image of an object, and detailed unique information relating to the captured image is automatically associated with the image through pattern recognition so that the image is easily managed. A pattern detector performs the pattern recognition on an image obtained through a pre-photographing operation,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090123073 - Handwriting recognition system and methodology for use with a latin derived alphabet universal computer script: A novel symbollogy derived from the lower-case cursive English alphabet (which is compatible with Latin alphabet derived languages), and a multi-step identification program designed to invoke the strengths of the XY Cartesian coordinate mapping system and a specific multi-step identification criteria designed to work in concert so as to allow... Agent: Mark S. Hubert P.C.
20090123074 - Smoke detection method based on video processing: The static and dynamic characteristics of smoke are developed for extracting smoke pixels of an image and effective smoke detection. In static characteristic, a chromaticity-based analysis is employed to extract grayish pixels in the moving region from a monitored area. Then, a circumference-based disorder measurement in dynamic characteristic is developed... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090123075 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and storage medium: It is an object of the present invention to provide an image processing apparatus having a function to store print data in a searchable manner. In order to achieve the object, when print data including a bitmap image and attribute data of each pixel of the bitmap image is received,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090123076 - Method for comparing computer-generated drawings: A method for comparing a first drawing and a second drawing generated by a shape-based computer system includes: (a) In no particular order: (1) identifying shapes present in the first drawing; and (2) identifying shapes present in the second drawing. (b) In no particular order: (1) identifying deleted shapes; the... Agent: Law Office Of Donald D. Mondul
20090123077 - Coefficient determining method, feature extracting method, system, and program, and pattern checking method, system, and program: [PROBLEMS] To provide a feature extracting method for quickly extracting a feature while preventing lowering of the identification performance of the kernel judgment analysis, a feature extracting system, and a feature extracting program. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] Judgment feature extracting device (104) computes an interclass covariance matrix SB and an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090123078 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an input processing unit which generates image data and attribute data indicating an attribute of each pixel of the image data from inputted data, a first data compression unit which compresses the image data generated by the input processing unit, a second compression unit as... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090123079 - Reduction of compression artefacts in displayed images: In a method, receiver and display device a compressed data stream is decompressed. Decompression may cause ringing effect. In order to reduce ringing effects an analysis window (AWH, AWV) is used, which is divided into two sub-areas (AWH1, AWH2, AWV1, AWV2) along a dividing line d. For each of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090123080 - System, method and article of manufacture for decompressing digital camera sensor data: The present invention includes a system, method, and article of manufacture for decompressing a bit stream of compressed data representing a plurality of image blocks. This includes a two-step method of processing both a DC code and a plurality of AC codes. With respect to the processing of the AC... Agent: Tips Group C/o Intellevate LLC
20090123081 - Agile decoder: A decoder arrangement (10) includes a processor (12) programmed to decode multiple streams (111-11n), including multiple streams of different formats. In terms of functionality, the decoder arrangement includes a routing stage (13) routes each streams to different decoder stages (141-14n), each capable of decoding a stream of a particular format... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090123082 - Block-based image stabilization: This disclosure describes image stabilization techniques for devices with image capture capabilities. An image capture device may capture two or more images and combine the image using the techniques described in this disclosure. In particular, the image capture device may compute motion vectors for a plurality of blocks of pixels... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090123083 - Image processing apparatus and method, learning apparatus and method, and program: An image processing method includes determining whether an image is corrupted, extracting class taps used for classification of a pixel to be generated, performing classification of the pixel to be generated by using the class taps, extracting prediction taps used for prediction of the pixel to be generated, and generating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090123084 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus includes: an image processor which processes an inputted image to be displayed without a resolution change; and a controller which detects a distortion region of the displayed image and controls the image processor to compensate for at least a part of the detected distortion region based... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090123085 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus and image processing method: A local density calculation section calculates a density of a pixel region with a predetermined size including a current point of an input image disposed at the center on the basis of a pixel value of the pixel region. A mixing ratio calculation section generates a coefficient set of coefficients... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090123086 - View environment control system: It is possible to control ambient illumination so as to be appropriate for an atmosphere of a scene to be imaged and shot setting intended by a video producer. A view environment control device includes a scene section detection processing unit (22) for a video to be displayed on a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090123087 - Data transform apparatus and control method thereof: A data transform apparatus transforms four integer data D0-D3 into one DC coefficient Y0 and three AC coefficients Y1-Y3 as lossless-Hadamard transform coefficients. A first calculation unit group adds date D0 to respective data D1 to D3. A first shifter shifts data D0 1 bit to the left. A second... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090123088 - Tiled projections for planar processing of round earth data: A system and method that facilitates planar processing of round earth data by employing a tiled projection is provided. The tiled projection is a two-step projection from the surface of the earth to a common plane that preserves polygons and polygonal paths. During the first step, the system performs a... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090123089 - Adaptive filtering for image transform processes: Adaptive filtering techniques are set forth that improve video playback performance. A color similarity metric is computed for source pixels undergoing an image transform operation to determine color values of a target pixel location. The value of the color similarity metric defines what algorithm is used to determine the color... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090123090 - Matching advertisements to visual media objects: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for matching a visual media object to an advertisement are provided. Embodiments of the present invention include receiving un-categorized visual media objects, automatically categorizing received visual media objects into subject-matter categories using image recognition technology, and retrieving advertisements assigned to the same subject-matter category for... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090123091 - Methods and systems for managing bragbook images: A device, system, method and software product for storing, maintaining, sharing and displaying of digital images in a common designated collection on at least one portable storage and display device. The device has a first memory section designated for storing images and a second memory section for storing digital images... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090116686 - Content serialization by varying content properties, including varying master copy watermark properties: This disclosure describes novel methods for generating unique copies of content. One method combines the functions of the master copy and unique copy watermarks. In particular, the method generates a unique copy by varying the manner in which the master copy watermark is embedded in unique copies of a content... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20090116684 - Generating music playlist based on facial expression: A method may include playing a first song on a device, capturing an image of a user, performing facial expression recognition of the user based on the image, and selecting a second song based on a facial expression of the user.... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090116690 - Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program, and recording medium: An image processing device extracts additional information from image data and includes an input unit to input a plurality of image data items, an additional information extracting unit to extract an additional information item from each image data item, and a determining unit to determine a process to be performed... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090116687 - Image sensors worn or attached on humans for imagery identification: The presently claimed invention relates to image sensors to be worn or attached on a human. One claim recites an apparatus including: an image sensor to capture image data, said apparatus to be worn or attached on a human so that said image sensor captures image data while said apparatus... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20090116685 - Method for reversible image watermarking based on integer-to-integer wavelet transform: Enhanced method for embedding watermarks based on integer-to-integer wavelet transform is provided. The method according to the present invention includes the steps of: (A) dividing an original image (X×Y) to a plurality of image blocks (M×N); (B) selecting image blocks for embedding an location information that indicates image blocks to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090116683 - Methods and systems responsive to features sensed from imagery or other data: A device, such as a cell phone, uses an image sensor to capture image data. The phone can respond to detection of particular imagery feature (e.g., watermarked imagery, barcodes, image fingerprints, etc.) by presenting distinctive graphics on a display screen. Such graphics may be positioned within the display, and affine-warped,... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20090116688 - Synthetic foveal imaging technology: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed that create a synthetic fovea in order to identify and highlight interesting portions of an image for further processing and rapid response. Synthetic foveal imaging implements a parallel processing architecture that uses reprogrammable logic to implement embedded, distributed, real-time foveal image processing from different sensor... Agent: Canady & Lortz LLP
20090116689 - System and method of watermarking a signal: A system and method of generating a watermarked signal are disclosed. The system segments the signal into overlapping blocks using a window function and processes the overlapping blocks according to whether each block is odd- or even-numbered. The system windows the odd-numbered blocks, modulates the phase of each block in... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20090116693 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing method is provided for an image processing apparatus which executes processing by allocating a plurality of weak discriminators to form a tree structure having branches corresponding to types of objects so as to detect objects included in image data. Each weak discriminator calculates a feature amount to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090116691 - Method for locating an object associated with a device to be controlled and a method for controlling the device: The invention describes a method for locating an object (B1, B1′, B2, B3) associated with a device (D1, D2, D3) to be controlled, which method comprises aiming a pointing device (1) comprising a camera (2) at a target area (A), generating an image (3) of the target area (A) aimed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090116692 - Realtime object tracking system: A real-time computer vision system tracks one or more objects moving in a scene using a target location technique which does not involve searching. The imaging hardware includes a color camera, frame grabber and processor. The software consists of the low-level image grabbing software and a tracking algorithm. The system... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090116694 - Device for measuring an aerial image produced by an optical lithography system: An image measuring device that measures an aerial image, with relatively small or no dependence on the incident angle and polarization state of the beams projected onto the measuring device. The aerial image measuring device includes a substrate in which there are photo-luminescent nanoparticles that isotropically emit a photo-luminescent wavelength... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090116695 - System and method for processing digital media: A method for processing digital media is described. In one example embodiment, the method may include detecting an unknown object in a video frame, receiving inputs representing probable identities of the unknown object in the video frame from various sources, and associating each input with the unknown object detected in... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090116697 - Method and tool for surface texture evaluation: Texture of a surface, for example concrete, is evaluated by capturing images of the surface facing the surface in a direction of an orthogonal axis extending perpendicularly from the surface while sequentially projecting light onto the surface from each of four light source positions spaced circumferentially about the orthogonal axis.... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20090116696 - System, method and machine-readable medium for characterizing nanotube materials: A computer implemented method of characterizing a nanotube material by sampling a region of the nanotube material using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to obtain at least one image, and analyzing the at least one image using an image processing algorithm to characterize the nanotube material.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090116698 - Intelligent fashion exploration based on clothes recognition: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for recognizing and classifying clothes. During operation, the system captures at least one image of a clothing item. The system further determines a region on the captured image which corresponds to a torso and/or limbs. The system also determines at least... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090116700 - Entering and leaving management system: An entering and leaving management system is provided. The management system includes a management terminal including: an authentication history information acquisition section configured to acquire authentication history information; a registered person image acquisition section configured to acquire a registered person image recorded associated with personal identification data of the authentication... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090116699 - Temperature stabilization of biometric devices: The system disclosed herein increases the acceptance rate of capture and authentication of biometric data by a biometric device. The biometric device's acceptance rate is improved by maintaining the operating temperature of biometric device within a preset temperature range. The biometric device is housed in a thermal enclosure. A geothermal... Agent: Ashok Tankha Of Counsel, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20090116701 - Secure pupil response testing: In a system for carrying out pupil response testing, an individual who is to be tested is provided with a portable programmable device, for example, a smartcard carrying data representing personal information, for example, the age and gender of the holder. An interface device comprises means for reading the said... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090116704 - Image classification and information retrieval over wireless digital networks and the internet: The invention provides a internet hosted system to find, compare, contrast and identify similar characteristics among two or more individuals or objects using a digital camera, cellular telephone camera, wireless device for the purpose of returning information regarding similar objects or faces to the user The system features classification of... Agent: Clause Eight Intellectual Property Services
20090116705 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing program, image capturing apparatus, and controlling method thereof: An image processing apparatus includes an image converting section, a scanning controlling section, an image memory, and an object detection processing section. The image converting section converts a size of input image data. The scanning controlling section stores the size-converted image data, performs a scanning process of moving a square... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090116702 - Image recognition of content: Techniques are described to employ image recognition techniques to content. In an implementation, one or more images are identified in content using a signature derived from the one or more images. Metadata associated with the content is then supplemented based on the identified one or more images.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090116703 - Multifactor multimedia biometric authentication: A device may receive a request to authenticate a user, automatically establish a multimedia session with the user in response to receiving the request, and capture a group of biometric identifiers for the user from the multimedia session. The device may further perform a group of biometric authentication operations using... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090116706 - Device and procedure for the recording of lines of the fingers respectively the hand: The invention refers to a device for the recording of the lines of the fingers respectively the hand. The device has a support area for the hand respectively the fingers. In the support area a line sensor is provided which extends across the overall width of the hand.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090116712 - Apparatus and method for wound diagnosis: A configurable scanner (1), adapted for contactless measurement of the depth and perimeter of a wound on a target body part (9), has a scan head (4), and a processor (3) for controlling a scanning procedure and analyzing the results. The scan head is translated along a substantially semicircular path... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090116707 - Discrete event distribution sampling apparatus and methods: Locations of the origins of “discrete events,” e.g., photons or other units of radiant energy are acquired from a specimen with reference to a scan frame or other region of interest of the specimen. The location of origin of a discrete event can be determined from the corresponding location datum... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090116708 - Medical 3-dimensional image display control program and medical 3-dimensional image display method: The conventional display of a medical 3-dimensional image fails to display both the left and right sides of the patient simultaneously and symmetrically. The medical 3-dimensional image information cannot be therefore utilized efficiently for a comparative evaluation on the symmetrical left and right sides when making a diagnosis or a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090116710 - Medical image management device and medical image system: A medical image managing device can be used in a medical image system in which an image storage device storing medical images photographed by a photographing device as past images so as to specify an examination and a series and one or more image reference devices referring a user to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090116713 - Method and system for human vision model guided medical image quality assessment: A method and system for image quality assessment is disclosed. The image quality assessment method is a no-reference method for objectively assessing the quality of medical images. This method is guided by the human vision model in order to accurately reflect human perception. A region of interest (ROI) of medical... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090116711 - Method for transcatheter intra-arterial perfusion magnetic resonance imaging: A method to serially determine changes in perfusion to tissues is provided. This method involves injecting contrast material into a catheter that is positioned in the blood supply proximal to the targeted tissue of interest, acquiring a time series of images that depicts the uptake of this contrast material within... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090116709 - Structure segmentation via mar-cut: A method for segmenting image data includes creating a plurality of marching regions within the medical image data. Region-wise segmentation is performed on the plurality of marching regions. Region-wise segmentation may include a normalized cut performed on a graph wherein each marching region represents a node. Region-wise segmentation may also... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090116714 - Animal cell colony picking apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for automated picking of animal cell colonies. A picking head comprising a plurality of hollow pins is provided. The apparatus has an integrated imager for capturing an image of adherent or non-adherent animal cell colonies held in liquid or semi-solid medium. Image processing identifies the locations... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090116715 - Motion-compensated coronary flow from projection imaging: Diagnostic angiograms only provide the projected lumen of a coronary, which is only an indirect measure of blood flow and pressure decline. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a motion compensated determination of a flow dynamics and a pressure decline for stenosis grading is provided, in which... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090116716 - Learning a coarse-to-fine matching pursuit for fast point search in images or volumetric data using multi-class classification: A landmark location system for locating landmarks in volumes includes a medical image database including volumes of medical images, a learning unit that trains a multi-class classifier to locate a landmark point in each volume from extracted features of the volumes near a sample point offset from the landmark point... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090116718 - Medical image display device and program: l
20090116717 - Method for reconstruction images and reconstruction system for reconstructing images: A reconstruction method for an image of an object, the reconstruction method comprising receiving a first projection data set representing information about said object, receiving a second projection data set representing information about said object, reconstructing a first image of said object using the first projection data set, reconstructing a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090116719 - Retrospective sorting of 4d ct into breathing phases based on geometric analysis of imaging fiducials: A respiratory marker (40, 140, 240, 340, 440) includes an elongated detectable portion (42, 342, 442) that is operatively coupled with respiration of an imaging subject such that the elongated detectable portion moves with the respiration. The elongated detectable portion is arranged to intersect images acquired by an imaging scanner... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090116721 - Method and system for multi-detector-row computed tomography utilizing projection data up-sampling with shift: A computed tomography apparatus and method where data is upsampled with shifting to produce upsampled data. The data is shifted up and down in the same amount in the z-direction, and then upsampled through interpolation. An image is reconstructed using the upsampled data. The process is preferably performed column-by-column. An... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090116722 - Method and system for soft tissue image reconstruction in gradient domain: A method and system for soft tissue image reconstruction for dual x-ray imaging is disclosed. A multigrid PDE solver is used for solving a Poisson equation for soft tissue image reconstruction based on a soft tissue gradient field extracted from dual energy x-ray images. The divergence of the soft tissue... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090116720 - System and method for time-of-flight imaging: A system and method for imaging a subject includes a clock that generates a clock signal and a radiation source that directs photons through the subject in response to the clock signal. A detector system is included that detects the photons and a memory module records a time of detection... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090116724 - Evaluation system, evaluation method, and recording medium: An evaluation system includes a capture unit for capturing an image of a living tissue in which HER2 protein and cell nucleuses are dyed, a discrimination unit for identifying a cell membrane from the image of the living tissue based on dyed cell nucleuses within the image of the living... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090116723 - Module for detecting poorly differentiated cancers and pathological image diagnosis support apparatus, program and recording medium including the same: The detection accuracy of poorly differentiated cancers in adenocarcinoma is improved by restricting false detection. Cell nucleus detection means 1 receives a digitized pathological image as an input and extracts the region of a cell nucleus therefrom. Gland duct detection means 2 detects a gland duct structure in the image.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090116725 - Gray scale image cleaning system and method: A gray scale image cleaning algorithm for improved check code line OCR. An image processing system for processing a gray scale image is provided that includes: a system for generating a first thresholded black white image from the gray scale image; a system for generating a second thresholded black white... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090116726 - Method and system for inspecting a diced wafer: A method for inspecting a diced object that comprises multiple dies, the method includes: acquiring multiple images of multiple portions of the diced object, starting from a first portion that comprises an alignment area and continuing through adjacent portions of the diced object; assigning a die index to each die... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090116727 - Apparatus and method for wafer edge defects detection: A substrate illumination and inspection system provides for illuminating and inspecting a substrate particularly the substrate edge. The system a image processor to automatically detect and characterize defects on the wafer's edge.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090116731 - Method and system for detection of concha and intertragal notch point in 3d undetailed ear impressions: A method and system for detecting the concha and intertragal notch in an undetailed 3D ear impression is disclosed. The concha is detected by searching vertical scan lines in a region surrounding the aperture using a two-pass method. The intertragal notch is detected based on a bottom contour of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090116728 - Method and system for locating and picking objects using active illumination: A method and system determines a 3D pose of an object in a scene. Depth edges are determined from a set of images acquired of a scene including multiple objects while varying illumination in the scene. The depth edges are linked to form contours. The images are segmented into regions... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20090116732 - Methods and systems for converting 2d motion pictures for stereoscopic 3d exhibition: The present invention discloses methods of digitally converting 2D motion pictures or any other 2D image sequences to stereoscopic 3D image data for 3D exhibition. In one embodiment, various types of image data cues can be collected from 2D source images by various methods and then used for producing two... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20090116733 - Systems and methods for creating and viewing three dimensional virtual slides: Systems and methods for creating and viewing three dimensional virtual slides are provided. One or more microscope slides are positioned in an image acquisition device that scans the specimens on the slides and makes two dimensional images at a medium or high resolution. This two dimensional images are provided to... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090116730 - Three-dimensional direction detecting device and method for using the same: A three-dimensional direction detecting device, including: an electromagnetic radiation source and a sensing module. The electromagnetic radiation source is used to generate electromagnetic radiations. The sensing module has a plurality of sensing elements for receiving different radiation energies generated by the electromagnetic radiations from different spatial angles. Therefore, the sensing... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090116729 - Three-dimensional position detecting device and method for using the same: A three-dimensional position detecting device includes an electromagnetic radiation source, a first sensing module having first sensing elements, and a second sensing module having second sensing elements. The first and the second sensing elements receive different radiation energies from different spatial direction angles generated by the electromagnetic radiation source relative... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090116734 - Image classification: An apparatus and method are provided for classifying elements in an image, in particular elements of a hyperspectral image, where an element is defined by a vector of feature values. The apparatus includes a classifier arrangement comprising a number of classifiers each operable, in respect of an element to be... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090116736 - Systems and methods to automatically classify electronic documents using extracted image and text features and using a machine learning subsystem: A document analysis system that automatically classifies documents by recognizing in each document distinctive features comprises a document acquisition system, a document recognition training system, a document classification system, a document recognition system, and a job organization system. The document acquisition system receives jobs wherein each job containing at least... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20090116735 - Warning apparatus and method for avoiding eye stress: An exemplary warning method for avoiding eye stress of a computer user includes: capturing a number of consecutive images of the face of a computer user; processing the images to obtain a number of values each indicative of a degree of openness of the eyes of the computer user; counting... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090116737 - Machine learning for tissue labeling segmentation: A method for directed machine learning includes receiving features including intensity data and location data of an image, condensing the intensity data and the location data into a feature vector, processing the feature vector by a plurality of classifiers, each classifier trained for a respective trained class among a plurality... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090116738 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium on which image processing program is recorded: Based on average values for respective color components calculated by an average value calculating section, a histogram generating section obtains, for respective pixels of interest, a maximum value of the average values among the color components and a maximum difference in the average values among the color components, and generates... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090116739 - Mechanisms for reducing a size of a color bitmap: With the present invention, in case the number of colors does not exceed a predetermined thresholds, a palette table containing all the colors used in the bitmap is created. The pixel representations in the bitmap are then replaced by a pointer to the corresponding entry in the palette table. This... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090116740 - Image processing method: An image processing method for individually processing an image of each pixel unit is provided. A red-green-blue color space signal to be input to a pixel unit is transformed into a first brightness signal. The red-green-blue color space signal includes a first red signal, a first green signal and a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090116741 - Access to multilingual textual resource: A mechanism is provided for determining a second document of a set of documents in a second language having the same textual content as a first document in a first language. A first histogram that is indicative of the textual content of the first document is generated. A second histogram... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090116742 - Calibration of a gesture recognition interface system: One embodiment of the invention includes a gesture recognition interface system that determines input gestures based on changes in relative locations of an input object to initiate device inputs associated with the input gestures. The system comprises at least one light source positioned to illuminate a background surface in a... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090116743 - Apparatus and method for image process: According to an embodiment, a ground process unit performs ground addition to input image data, and a pattern generation unit sets positions of components at plural points on a frequency plane including a main scanning axis and a sub scanning axis and converts the additional information into pattern data in... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090116744 - Input-handwriting automatic transformation system and method: An input-handwriting automatic transformation system capable of automatically transforming handwriting input to a font most similar to the input handwriting, the system including a recognizing unit recognizing handwriting input via an input pad; an extracting unit extracting a font most similar to the input handwriting from fonts stored in a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090116745 - Input processing device: An input processing device includes an input member having an input pad and a detecting section that detects a position where an indicator touches the input pad and a processing section that inputs a character or a figure on the basis of an input signal obtained from the input member,... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090116746 - Systems and methods for parallel processing of document recognition and classification using extracted image and text features: A method of parallel processing jobs received from a plurality of users by a document analysis system that automatically classifies documents to organize each job, automatically separates each job into its constituent electronic document and automatically separate the document into subsets of electronic pages. For each page of each subset,... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20090116747 - Artificial intelligence systems for identifying objects: A process for object identification comprising extracting object shape features and object color features from digital images of an initial object and storing the extracted object shape features and object color features in a database where said extracted object shape features and object color features are associated with a unique... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno
20090116748 - Inferential self-registration of imperfect omr forms: Image data of a zone in a response form that has a plurality of response bubbles in the zone is processed. The image data of the zone has at least one response bubble that is well-formed and at least one response bubble that is not well-formed. Well-formed response bubbles are... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090116749 - Method of locating features of an object: A method of locating features of an object, of a class of objects, of a class of objects, within a target image. The method comprises initialising a set of feature points within the target image, each feature point corresponding to a predetermined feature for objects of the class of objects;... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC
20090116750 - Color interpolation method and device: A color interpolation method and device are disclosed. The color interpolation method includes (a) extracting a pixel value only from a Bayer pattern image regardless of R, G and B values and computing edge directional information; (b) determining a condition of the edge directional information, computed in the step of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090116751 - Image discrimination apparatus: An image discrimination apparatus includes an inter-frame distance calculating unit 2 for calculating an inter-frame distance which is a distance between features from the feature of a current frame extracted by a feature extracting unit 1 and the feature of an immediately-preceding frame stored in a feature buffer 3, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090116752 - Album creating apparatus, album creating method and album creating program: An album creating apparatus for crating an album by automatically selecting an appropriate image to be laid out in an image layout frame arranged in a template and laying out the selected image in the image layout frame is provided. The album creating apparatus according to the present invention includes:... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090116753 - Authenticating and identifying objects using nanoparticles: Apparatus, system, and method to authenticate and identify objects using nanoparticles are described herein. In one embodiment, a computer-readable storage medium includes executable code to: (1) derive an index based on an authentication image of a marking; (2) select a reference image of the marking based on the index; (3)... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090116754 - System and a method for a post production object insertion in media files: Disclosed are a system and a method for a computerized automatic placement of objects in media files in post-production. Embodiments of the present invention enable the automatic placement of objects which appear in a media file, such as a digital video file. According to one embodiment of the present invention,... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090116757 - Systems and methods for classifying electronic documents by extracting and recognizing text and image features indicative of document categories: A method in a document analysis system automatically extracts from each received electronic document image and text features, in which the image features are indicative of how the document is laid out or textually-organized and therefore indicative of a corresponding document category, next compares the extracted image and text features... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20090116755 - Systems and methods for enabling manual classification of unrecognized documents to complete workflow for electronic jobs and to assist machine learning of a recognition system using automatically extracted features of unrecognized documents: A method in a document analysis system automatically extracts image and text features from each received electronic document and compares the extracted features with feature sets associated with each category of document to determine whether the document is recognizable as belonging to a document category. If an electronic document is... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20090116756 - Systems and methods for training a document classification system using documents from a plurality of users: A method of training a document analysis system that automatically extracts image and text features from each received electronic document and compares the extracted features with feature sets associated with each document category is provided. If an electronic document is recognized as belonging to one of the document categories with... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20090116758 - Device for encoding semantics of text-based documents: The invention relates to data processing for dedicated applications, in particular for forming the semantic code vector of text-based document by transformation of initial digital codes into weighted codes The inventive device comprises N parallel adders, N weight number multipliers and N image compression units. Said device exhibits high functionality,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090116760 - Image predictive coding device, image predictive coding method, image predictive coding program, image predictive decoding device, image predictive decoding method and image predictive decoding program: A block divider divides an input image into a plurality of regions. A prediction signal generator generates a prediction signal for the pixel signal contained in an object region, which is the object of processing, among the plurality of regions, and generates a prediction signal by using a texture synthesis... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090116759 - Video encoding device, video encoding method, video encoding program, video decoding device, video decoding method, and video decoding program: A video encoding device including a region division section for dividing a frame image constituting video data into a plurality of regions as encoding target regions, an encoding section for encoding an image of each region, an inverse transformation section and an addition section for generating reproduced image of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090116761 - Method of motion correction for dynamic volume alignment without timing restrictions: When performing repetitive scans of a patient using a magnetic resonance imaging machine or the like, patients often tend to move as they relax during a lengthy scanning session, causing movement in the volume or portion of the patient being scanned. A prospective motion correction component (64) accounts for patient... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090116762 - Content-based gaussian noise reduction for still image, video and film: A noise filtering technique for reducing noise in an image comprised of an array of pixels achieves strong filtering over smooth areas and less filtering over rich edge areas. The technique commences by defining M×N neighborhood of pixels for a selected pixel, where M and N are integers. The... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090116763 - Block-based image restoration system and method: A block-based image restoration system and method is provided. The image restoration system, including: an edge processing unit to perform a color shifting in an edge of an image and process the edge of the image; a restoration parameter extraction unit to segment the image into at least one domain... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090116764 - Method of constructing panoramic electronic map service: A method of constructing panoramic electronic map service, comprising the steps of: 1) collecting panoramic image sequence, namely, collecting panoramic image sequence containing geographic position information and having information continuity between adjacent images; 2) establishing panoramic image database, namely, establishing database containing a panoramic image sequence on a server; 3)... Agent: Matthias Scholl
20090116765 - Compensating in-plane and off-plane motion in medical images: The invention relates to a registration method (100) of registering a second image dataset with a first image dataset on the basis of a set of landmarks, said registration method (100) comprising a weight-assigning step (125) for assigning a weight to each coordinate of each landmark from the set of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090116766 - Method and apparatus for augmenting a mirror with information related to the mirrored contents and motion: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that enables a user to visually compare the effects of one or more clothing sets in front of a mirror. During operation, the system detects and stores images of a user wearing a piece of clothing in front of mirror. Similar... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLPPrevious industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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