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Image analysis August inventions list 08/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100215210 - Method for facilitating the archiving of video content: A method for facilitating the archiving of video content, wherein said method at least comprises distributing collectors at which video signals are distributed, the video signals being distributed in many geographically different places, and/or over different time periods; making said video signals go through a fingerprint extraction process to form... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100215212 - System and method for the inspection of structures: A system and method utilizing an unmanned air vehicle to inspect structures is disclosed. An unmanned air vehicle capable of moving to a position and hovering in place is positioned using GPS coordinates. The unmanned air vehicle is able to capture images of the structure and transmit the images to... Agent: Honeywell/s&s Patent Services
20100215211 - System for facilitating the archiving of video content: A system for facilitating the archiving of video content, wherein said system at least comprises collectors at which video signals are collected, the video signals being distributed in many geographically different places, and/or over different time periods; a fingerprint extraction processor through which the video signals go to form extracted... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100215214 - Image processing method: A method and apparatus for localizing an area in relative movement and for determining the speed and direction thereof in real time is disclosed. Each pixel of an image is smoothed using its own time constant. A binary value corresponding to the existence of a significant variation in the amplitude... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100215216 - Localization system and method: Disclosed herein is a localization system and method to recognize the location of an autonomous mobile platform. In order to recognize the location of the autonomous mobile platform, a beacon (three-dimensional structure) having a recognizable image pattern is disposed at a location desired by a user, the mobile platform which... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100215217 - Method and system of tracking and stabilizing an image transmitted using video telephony: Herein described is a system and method that tracks the face of a person engaged in a videophone conversation. In addition to performing facial tracking, the invention provides stabilization of facial images that are transmitted during the videophone conversation. The face is tracked by employing one or more algorithms that... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100215215 - Object detecting apparatus, interactive system, object detecting method, interactive system realizing method, and recording medium: This is provided with a plurality of retroreflective sheets each of which is attached to a screen and retroreflectively reflects received light, an imaging unit which photographs the retroreflective sheets, and an MCU which analyzes a differential picture obtained by photographing. The MCU detects, from the differential picture, a shade... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)
20100215213 - Targeting method, targeting device, computer readable medium and program element: This invention will introduce a fast and effective target approach planning method preferably for needle guided percutaneous interventions using a rotational X-ray device. According to an exemplary embodiment A targeting method for targeting a first object in an object under examination is provided, wherein the method comprises selecting a first... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100215218 - Road marking image processing device, road marking image processing method, and program: To provide a road marking image processing device which performs highly accurate road marking recognition by creating a high-quality synthesized bird's-eye image that has no influence from the camera parameter error and noise such as the reflection light from the road surface, lens extraneous matter, shadow of the own vehicle,... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100215220 - Measurement device, measurement method, program, and computer readable medium: While a view angle is switched between wide and narrow view angles, images with the wide view angle and images with the narrow view angle are alternately taken. Based on images taken with the narrow view angle, movements of corresponding points in images in correspondence between the narrow-angle images are... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100215219 - Method and apparatus for extracting scenery depth information: A method and optical apparatus are utilized not only to increase the degree of the similarity of the point spread functions of different fields of view, but also to maintain the degree of the difference of point spread functions which are along the optical axis of the optical apparatus. Using... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20100215221 - Method and device for analyzing berries: Method for analyzing berries, characterised in that: berries are arranged on an analysis plate, an image of the berries is recorded, the image consisting of pixels of at least one component of an elementary colour, the contours of the berries are identified, and geometric and/or colorimetric characteristics of the berries... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100215222 - Method and system for removing undesired plant parts: Method and system for removing undesired plant parts (9). A first cap (7) and means (13) are provided for lowering that cap over the supposed plant parts location, pushing downwards any leafs (8) etc. Around the supposed plant parts location. Means (15) are provided for making at least one image... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100215223 - Vein pattern management system, vein pattern registration apparatus, vein pattern authentication apparatus, vein pattern registration method, vein pattern authentication method, program, and vein data configuration: An imaging unit capturing an image of a body surface with near-infrared light while changing a magnification, and generating multiple pieces of near-infrared light imaging data having different magnifications, a vein pattern extraction unit extracting multiple vein patterns corresponding to each of the multiple pieces of the near-infrared light imaging... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100215224 - Fingerprint recognition for low computing power applications: A method and apparatus are provided for improved fingerprint recognition. A fingerprint image associated with an authorized user can be captured with a sensor. Direction vectors for a plurality of pixels of the first fingerprint image are then calculated. Next, characteristic points of the fingerprint image are located in a... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100215227 - Feature-based registration of sectional images: The present invention relates to a method and a system for obtaining and analysing image pairs, obtained as sections of specimen. The invention facilitates registration of two corresponding images, one from each section of the specimen. The invention includes performing a registration process of the two images thereby obtaining a... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100215225 - Image display apparatus and program: An image display apparatus according to the invention comprises reading section (11a) which reads in an image data set of a subject acquired by a medical imaging apparatus (2) from a data recording device (13) which stores the image data set; input sections (16, 17) which input a desired object... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100215230 - Image quality in photon counting-mode detector systems: The current invention applies to photon counting silicon x-ray detectors with energy discriminating capabilities and applications in x-ray imaging systems. The overall image quality produced by such a system is improved by the presented novel methods for optimally using the energy information in Compton events and making selective use of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100215228 - Medical image displaying apparatus, medical image displaying method, and medical image displaying program: A medical image display apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a means (13) for selectively inputting a desired medical image from among medical images taken by a medial-image radiography system, a deployed image creating means (11a) for reading the selectively inputted medical image from the medical-image radiography system... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100215229 - Method for indicating a characteristic of bone mineral density: A method of generating an indication of at least one characteristic of a patient's bone mineral density. The method comprises obtaining at least one measurement of a width of a patient's inferior mandibular cortex and generating said indication based upon said at least one measurement. The at least one measurement... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100215226 - System and method for computer aided polyp detection: In the present methods, the automatic detection of polyps is converted into a 2D pattern recognition problem using conformal mapping and direct volume rendering. The colon surface is first segmented and extracted from the CT data set of the abdomen, which is then mapped to a 2D plane using conformal... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100215231 - System and method for real time identification of a drug: A system for managing a prescribed drug regimen for a user, the system including at least one electronic device (Pod) for interactive communication with at least one user, a Pod server coupled via a communication link to each Pod, said Pod server including an analysis unit, the analysis unit including... Agent: Lawson & Weitzen, LLP
20100215232 - Automatic outcome analysis using radiological images: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for analyzing a treatment of a patent including: an interactive image editor for allowing a user to interact with a first set image data corresponding to a pre-treatment radiological study of a patient, the first set of image data including an... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100215234 - Control apparatus of radiotherapy apparatus and position determining method: In a control apparatus for a radiotherapy apparatus, each of a plurality of separation results indicates an objective portion template and a non-objective portion template. The separation result is calculated such that a difference between a first template production image and an image produced by superimposing an objective portion template... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100215237 - Medical image processing apparatus and medical image processing method: A medical image processing apparatus is configured as follows. Namely the apparatus is provided with a first image generation unit which executes reconfiguration processing based on X-ray transmission data to generate a contrast blood vessel figure three-dimensional image data including a figure of a blood vessel in a subject having... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100215240 - Method and apparatus for reconstruction of 3d image volumes from projection images: The invention provides improvements in reconstructive imaging of the type in which a volume is reconstructed from a series of measured projection images (or other two-dimensional representations) by utilizing the capabilities of graphics processing units (GPUs). In one aspect, the invention configures a GPU to reconstruct a volume by initializing... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP
20100215239 - Method and system for characterizing cortical structures: A method of identifying brain structures is disclosed. The method comprises imaging the cortex of the brain via inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging, such that at least two areas are zeroed in terms of their longitudinal relaxation times, and associating the two areas with different brain structures, thereby identifying brain... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100215233 - Method and system for generating a computed tomography image: A method of generating a computed tomography image is disclosed herein. The method includes acquiring a first plurality of projections at a first energy level and acquiring a second plurality of projections at a second energy level. The method includes reconstructing an image from the first plurality of projections and... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20100215238 - Method for automatic segmentation of images: A method for automatic left ventricle segmentation of cine short-axis magnetic resonance (MR) images that does not require manually drawn initial contours, trained statistical shape models, or gray-level appearance models is provided. More specifically, the method employs a roundness metric to automatically locate the left ventricle. Epicardial contour segmentation is... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100215235 - Method for population-driven identification of body landmarks: A new method for the identification of body landmarks from three-dimensional (3D) human body scans without human intervention is provided. The method is based on a population in whom landmarks were identified and from whom 3D geometries were obtained. An unmarked body (subject) is landmarked if there is a landmarked... Agent: Park Law Firm
20100215236 - Method of reconstructing in three dimensions a singular object on the basis of imaging in section (scanner, mri): A method of three-dimensionally reconstituting the shape of a singular body in a reference coordinate system and on the basis of initial imaging data acquired by an imaging system of the scanner or MRI type, wherein the method includes the steps of, constituting an approximate three-dimensional model of the singular... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100215241 - System, method and computer instructions for aiding image analysis: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method and computer instructions for aiding analysis of an image used in a medical examination. For example, in an embodiment, an image analysis system used in a medical examination comprises: an input module configured to input an image; a search module... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100215244 - Arrangement and method for digital mammography imaging: The invention relates to an arrangement and a method in digital mammography imaging, wherein X-radiation is produced by an X-radiation source (2), the radiation produced is filtered and the radiation containing image information is detected by means of an imaging sensor (5). According to a preferred embodiment of the invention,... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100215242 - Imaging system and imaging method for imaging a region of interest: The present invention relates to an imaging system for imaging a region of interest, wherein the imaging system comprises a projection data generation unit including a radiation source (2) and a detection unit (6) for acquiring projection data in different angular directions. The projection generation unit is adapted for acquiring... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100215243 - Radiological image processing apparatus and radiological image processing program: A radiological image processing apparatus of this invention includes a separating device, an adjusting device and a removing device. Since a corrected image is generated using the radiological image taken through an object under examination, each image can be acquired by one radiographic operation without acquiring data for grid correction... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100215245 - Caliper for measuring objects in an image: The invention relates to a user interface (300) for measuring an object viewed in an image computed from image data, the user interface comprising an image unit (310) for visualizing the image data in the image, a deployment unit (320) for deploying a caliper (21) in an image data space,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100215246 - System and method for monitoring and visualizing the output of a production process: A system for monitoring and visualizing the output of a production process, whose output materials or items are inspected by one or more inspection units, may include a communication module to receive data from the one or more inspection units. The received data may be associated with a measured or... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100215247 - System and method for a semiconductor lithographic process control using statistical information in defect identification: A system and method is described for evaluating a wafer fabrication process for forming patterns on a wafer based upon data. Multiple inspection regions are defined on the wafer for analysis. For each inspection region, images of patterns within the inspection region are captured, edges are detected, and lines are... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100215249 - Automated image separation method: A method of decomposing a set of scans of different views of overlapping objects into constituent objects is presented. The method involves an initialization process whereby keypoints in two views are determined and matched, disparity between keypoint pairs are computed, and the keypoints are grouped into clusters based on their... Agent: Innovation Counsel LLP
20100215252 - Hand held portable three dimensional scanner: Embodiments of the invention may include a scanning device to scan three dimensional objects. The scanning device may generate a three dimensional model. The scanning device may also generate a texture map for the three dimensional model. Techniques utilized to generate the model or texture map may include tracking scanner... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100215251 - Method and device for processing a depth-map: The present invention relates to a device and apparatus for processing a depth-map 710, the method comprising obtaining a depth-map 710 based on a lossy compressed depth-map, the depth-map 710 comprising depth information of a scene from a viewpoint, the scene comprising an object, obtaining occlusion information for the scene... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100215248 - Method for determining dense disparity fields in stereo vision: In a stereo vision system comprising two cameras shooting the same scene from different positions, a method is performed for determining dense disparity fields between digital images shot by the two cameras, including the steps of capturing a first and a second image of the scene, and determining, for each... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100215250 - System and method of indicating transition between street level images: A system and method of displaying transitions between street level images is provided. In one aspect, the system and method creates a plurality of polygons that are both textured with images from a 2D street level image and associated with 3D positions, where the 3D positions correspond with the 3D... Agent: Google Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
20100215253 - Calculation processing apparatus and control method thereof: A calculation processing apparatus, which executes calculation processing based on a network composed by hierarchically connecting a plurality of processing nodes, assigns a partial area of a memory to each of the plurality of processing nodes, stores a calculation result of a processing node in a storable area of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100215257 - Capturing and recognizing hand postures using inner distance shape contexts: A system, method, and computer program product for recognizing hand postures are described. According to one aspect, a set of training images is provided with labels identifying hand states captured in the training images. Inner Distance Shape Context (IDSC) descriptors are determined for the hand regions in the training images,... Agent: Honda/fenwick
20100215255 - Iterative data reweighting for balanced model learning: Aspects of the present invention include systems and methods for forming generative models, for utilizing those models, or both. In embodiments, an object model fitting system can be developed comprising a 3D active appearance model (AAM) model. The 3D AAM comprises an appearance model comprising a set of subcomponent appearance... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20100215256 - Method and device for maintaining image background by multiple gaussian models: A method maintaining an image background by multiple Gaussian models utilized to a device includes the following steps. First, the device captures an image frame having pixels to obtain background information, and then calculates the background information to establish a primary Gaussian model. Next, the device captures continuous image frames... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100215254 - Self-learning object detection and classification systems and methods: A method of object classification based upon fusion of a remote sensing system and a natural imaging system is provided. The method includes detecting an object using the remote sensing system. An angle of view of a video camera of the natural imaging system is varied. An image including the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20100215258 - Determining whether a color is inside or outside a boundary surface of a color gamut: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for quickly and accurately determining whether a color is inside or outside the boundary of a surface of a color gamut. The present method enables a gamut mapping algorithm to quickly identify points which require further processing and those which are... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100215259 - Digital image cropping using a blended map: In a method and system for mapping a digital image having a plurality of pixels, a skin color map of the digital image is computed. The skin color map has a plurality of skin color values. Each of the skin color values is associated with a respective set of one... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100215261 - Apparatus and method for improving text recognition capability: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for text recognition capability using a camera provided in a mobile communication terminal. Image pre-processing discriminates a text color and a text-background color in an input image, and unifies regions except the text into the text-background color, so that a text region and... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100215260 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: s
20100215263 - Decoding device, decoding method, and receiving device: The decoding device (10) decodes coded image data having a plurality of color components and includes the following elements. A variable length decoding unit (301) performs variable length decoding on the coded image data to generate variable length decoded data. A separation unit (302) (i) separates the plurality of color... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100215262 - Ray-based compression mapping in a color management system: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for performing ray-based compression mapping in a color management system. The present method compresses a color point located at or near a boundary surface of a color gamut to a point beneath the gamut surface in order to eliminate artifacts which... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100215265 - Image processing device and method for reducing color artifact: An image processing device and method is provided to reduce color artifact. A smooth unit performs a smooth operation on color signal corresponding to a pixel and adjacent pixels to generate smooth color signal. A level shifter performs a level-shifting on the smooth color signal to obtain level-shifted color signal.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100215266 - Image processing device and method, and program recording medium: To enhance the accuracy of detection correction of a defective pixel. An image processing device including a predominant color edge detection unit for detecting an edge using a predominant color signal which is a color signal with the highest appearance frequency; a sub-color parameter calculation unit for calculating, with respect... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100215264 - Image transform apparatus and image transform program: An image transform apparatus includes: a resolution device performing wavelet resolution based on an image representing distribution of psycho-physical color to generate sub band images at one resolution level or more; a transform device transforming values of pixels of the sub band images from values of the psycho-physical color to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100215267 - Method and apparatus for spatial noise adaptive filtering for digital image and video capture systems: A system and method of adaptive edge detection and noise reduction in an image where edge information is detected for each color component of each pixel, whether sensed or synthesized. In some embodiments, the filter applied to a selected non-edge pixel may be determined by the ultimate size of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100215269 - Iterative fisher linear discriminant analysis: An exemplary method includes receiving an image data set that comprises a multidimensional property space and data classifiable into data classes, determining a projection vector for data of the data set wherein the projection vector maximizes a ratio of between-class scatter to within-class scatter, selecting a reference for the vector,... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC
20100215268 - Method and apparatus for determining sexual content in moving image content: A method and an apparatus for determining sexual content in moving image content are provided. The method includes: detecting a motion area from a plurality of moving image frames forming the moving image content; detecting skin estimation areas that are estimated to show a person's skin, based on brightness values... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100215270 - System and methods for automatically accessing a web site on behalf of a client: A system for performing an automated network-based login procedure on an interactive keypad image includes a software agent executable from a digital medium connected to the network for navigating to a login page, accessing the keypad image, and performing an automated login, and an automated login support application executable from... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20100215271 - Body feature detection and human pose estimation using inner distance shape contexts: A system, method, and computer program product for estimating human body pose are described. According to one aspect, a human figure silhouette is segmented from a depth image of a human actor. Contour points are sampled along the human figure silhouette. Inner Distance Shape Context (IDSC) descriptors of the sample... Agent: Honda/fenwick
20100215272 - Automatic file name generation in ocr systems: Methods and system for processing document images in OCR systems, particularly for selecting a proper file name for a recognized document. The method comprises generating at least one document type hypothesis for the document; verifying each document type hypothesis; selecting a best document type hypothesis and saving the document with... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20100215273 - Methods and devices for characterizing polarization of illumination system: In a method for evaluating the polarization state of an illumination system (52) in an optical system (50), a mask (56) is provided in the optical system (50) such that an illumination beam incident on the mask (56) is adapted such as to substantially differently diffract incident components of a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100215274 - Reproduction apparatus and reproduction method: A reproduction apparatus includes an attribute information recording unit for recording image attribute information in which an attribute value representing an image attribute is set for each of image, a target image selector for selecting an image of interest from among the images, a search condition setting unit for setting,... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100215275 - Test procedure for measuring the geometric features of a test specimen: The test procedure for measuring a geometric feature of a test specimen employs a replicating compound to obtain a casting with a negative image of the geometric feature followed by forming a protective covering over the casting from a replicating compound having a contrasting color. The casting and protective covering... Agent: Francis C. Hand, Esq. C/o Carella, Byme, Bain Gilfillan, Cecchi,
20100215277 - Method of massive parallel pattern matching against a progressively-exhaustive knowledge base of patterns: A method of pattern and image recognition and identification includes building a data store of known patterns or images having known attributes and comparing those patterns to unknown patterns. The data store and comparison processing may be distributed across processors. A digital pattern recognition engine on each of the processors... Agent: Stephen Huntington
20100215276 - Storage medium storing character recognition program, character recognition method, and character recognition apparatus: A storage medium storing a character recognition program for causing a computer to execute a process, the process including comparing a structure of a target pattern regarded as one character with a structure of a one-character pattern stored in a storage section and determining whether the target pattern is a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100215278 - System for uniquely identifying subjects from a target population: The system for uniquely identifying subjects from a target population operates to acquire, process and analyze images to create data which contains indicia sufficient to uniquely identify an individual in a population of interest. This system implements an automated, image-based process that captures data indicative of a selected set of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100215279 - Automatic and scalable image selection: In a method for automatically and scalably selecting images from an image collection for inclusion in a photo album, an initial pagination arrangement containing a subset of all of the images contained in the image collection is identified. In addition, a determination as to whether the initial number of pages... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100215280 - Rdp bitmap hash acceleration using simd instructions: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for a vectorized tile differencing algorithm for a remote desktop protocol (RDP). A server executes a CBC-variant vectorized hash algorithm that is used to produce a big key that identifies the tile, and keeps track of these big keys. Where a serial... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100215281 - Clustering-scheme-encoded interfaces providing orientation feedback: Clustering-definition-based encoding schemes printed as a computer-oriented digital layer onto a physical surface whereby the surface functions as an interface enabling, via a simple image-acquisition device scanning a minimal field required to establish the clustering definition, the provision, to a suitable data processing and human-oriented display means, of feedback on... Agent: Judge Patent Associates
20100215283 - Image recognition apparatus and image recognition method: An image recognition apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention has a measurement unit measuring a blur level of an image, a comparison unit comparing the blur level measured in the measurement unit with a threshold, an image processing unit applying to the image a blurring filter which... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100215282 - Methods and systems for imaging processing: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for image processing, in particular, de-noising and de-blurring.... Agent: Kristine Elizabeth Matthews
20100215284 - System and method for implementing graphics and video scaling algorithm using interpolation based on symmetrical polyphase filtering: A video processing system may implement a video scaling algorithm using interpolation based on polyphase filtering. A video or graphics scaler may be utilized to scale luma, chroma, and/or alpha information in a video image. The scaler may comprise a first polyphase sub-filtering with zero phase shift that generates an... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100215285 - Method and device for detecting and correcting skewed image data: A skewed image data detecting and correcting device includes a skew angle detecting module, and an image rotating correction module. A skewed image data detecting and correcting method includes the following steps. Firstly, a binary digitizing operation is performed to obtain a binary image data. The binary image data is... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20100215286 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a detector configured to detect a difference value between frames included in image data, a sharpening parameter setting module configured to set a sharpening parameter for controlling a sharpening effect gain for the image data in accordance with the detected difference... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100215288 - Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and computer-readable storage medium: This invention provides an image processing apparatus which handles process target image data as data of various kinds of layouts without storing image data of each layout in a memory, a method of controlling the same, and a computer-readable storage medium storing a computer program. To accomplish this, the image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100215289 - Personalized media morphing: User preference information is obtained from a user in order to personalize morphing of media for presentation to the user. User preference information may be provided by a user, generated based on user activity, or determined based on user group associations. Target media is analyzed and selected using user preference... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100208935 - Method and apparatus for determining the relative overlay shift of stacked layers: A method is provided for determining the relative overlay shift of stacked layers, said method comprising the steps of: a) providing a reference image including a reference pattern that comprises first and second pattern elements; b) providing a measurement image of a measurement pattern, which comprises a first pattern element... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100208938 - Method and system for producing certified documents and the like: A system for generating secure documents includes a station for generating a plain document and a security image generator that generates a security image. The security image is then incorporated into the plain document. Each security image consists of a plurality of secure elements, each secure element being defined by... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC
20100208937 - Method of capturing linear features along a reference-line across a surface for use in a map database: A method of producing linear features along a reference-line across a surface for use in a map database is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes generating, from reference-line data representative of coordinates of the reference-line in a geographic coordinate reference system and source images of the surface... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100208936 - System to determine in near real-time product density in a continuous dispensing product flow: A system for determining in near real-time the product density value of a zone of preferable small fungible products within an acceptable size range in a flow of products includes a sample input piping from a bin or piping of products, a sampling volume for fixing the size of a... Agent: Crain, Caton & James
20100208941 - Active coordinated tracking for multi-camera systems: A method and system for coordinated tracking of objects is disclosed. A plurality of images is received from a plurality of nodes, each node comprising at least one image capturing device. At least one target in the plurality of images is identified to produce at least one local track corresponding... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.C.
20100208940 - Pre tension monitoring solution: The present invention relates to a tension monitoring system comprising: —at least one camera for acquiring at least one image of at least one pattern located on an object of interest, wherein the pattern comprises a plurality of points and where each point is arranged on the object in such... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100208939 - Statistical object tracking in computer vision: A method and system for object tracking in computer vision. The tracked object is recognized from an image that has been acquired with the camera of the computer vision system. The image is processed by randomly generating samples in the search space and then computing fitness functions. Regions of high... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100208942 - Image processing device and method: An image processing device comprises receiving means operable to receive, from a camera, a captured image corresponding to an image of a scene captured by the camera. The scene contains at least one object. The device comprises determining means operable to determine a distance between the object within the scene... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100208943 - Perspective improvement for image and video applications: A system and method for reducing distance-based distortion in a camera image of an object, where the distanced-based distortion is due to differences in distance from the camera to different parts of the object. In one approach, the distortion is reduced by estimating distances to different parts of the object... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20100208944 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and storage medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus for correcting a positional deviation between a plurality of images obtained in time series and performing synthesis processing on the plurality of corrected images determines a motion vector between the plurality of images, corrects the positional deviation between images on the basis of the determined motion... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100208945 - Method and system for selecting the viewing configuration of a rendered figure: A method for determining a viewing configuration of a rendered figure of a rehab-patient or a sports trainee, aiming to deliver a suitable view on the rendered figure, the method comprising the steps of capturing motion data in the 3D space of one or more body parts of the rehab-patientor... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100208946 - Specifying flesh area on image: A CPU divides image data into a plurality of areas (pixel data groups), analyzes the data in image data area units, and determines the color value and dispersion value of the image data areas. When the determined color value is within a flesh toned color area and the dispersion value... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100208947 - Registration device, checking device, program, and data structure: There is proposed a registration apparatus, a verification apparatus, and a program capable of improving authentication accuracy and an identification data structure capable of improving reliability. A blood vessel line included in an image is divided into a plurality of partial lines on the basis of end points and a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100208949 - Vein authentication apparatus, imaging apparatus for vein authentication, and vein illuminating method: An imaging apparatus capable of expanding a range for use in acquiring a good-quality image, an authentication apparatus, and a light-source driving method are provided. The authentication apparatus includes an imaging portion including a plurality of imaging sections for imaging reflected light reflected from a vein plexus inside a finger... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100208948 - Vein pattern management system, vein pattern registration apparatus, vein pattern authentication apparatus, vein pattern registration method, vein pattern authentication method, program, and vein data configuration: There are provided an imaging unit for capturing an image of a portion of a body surface of a living body with near-infrared light and generating near-infrared light imaging data, a vein pattern extraction unit for extracting a vein pattern from the near-infrared light imaging data by applying a differential... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100208950 - Biometric identification data protection: Embodiments of the present invention can combine biometric identification data with additional information, or knowledge, to form a new type of security measure. One embodiment of the present invention obtains biometric identification data for accessing a particular context, identifies context identification data related to the particular context, and combines the... Agent: Robert A. Diehl Intel Corporation
20100208951 - Iris recognition using hyper-spectral signatures: The spectral diversity of the iris can be used as a unique biometric identifier. By careful selection of a number of spectral bands, four or more, the hyper-spectral signature derived from data contained in those bands can distinguish color signatures that are not visually distinguishable in RGB color space to... Agent: Eric A. Gifford (raytheon Company)
20100208952 - Fingerprint indentifying system: A fingerprint identifying system includes a light-transmissive finger press plate, a light source, a beam-splitter, and an image-capturing unit. The light-transmissive finger press plate has a top face adapted to contact a finger. The light source emits a light beam adapted to interact with the finger on the top face.... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20100208953 - Illuminated fingerprint sensor and method: A fingerprint sensing device includes a fingerprint sensor and a light source proximate the fingerprint sensor. The light source is capable of providing multiple illumination formats. Each of the multiple illumination formats is associated with an operating status of the fingerprint sensor. The light source is positioned to emit light... Agent: Stevens Law Group
20100208954 - Fingerprint identifying system: A fingerprint identifying system includes a light source, a light-transmissive finger press plate, and an image-capturing unit. The light-transmissive finger press plate is disposed to receive light from the light source, and has a top face adapted to contact a finger, a bottom face, and at least one first microstructure... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20100208960 - Culture apparatus, culture information management method, and computer readable medium storing program of same: A temperature-controlled room accommodates an incubation container incubating a sample and maintains the inside thereof in a predetermined environment condition. An imaging section generates data of a plurality of observing images. An image analyzing section performs an image analyzing process on the data of the plurality of observing images obtained... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100208956 - Electronic colon cleansing method for virtual colonoscopy: A method for electronically cleansing a virtual object formed from acquired image data converted to a plurality of volume elements is provided. The present method allows individual volume elements, or voxels, to represent more than one material type. The method includes defining a partial volume image model for volume elements... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100208958 - Image processing device, image processing system, and computer readable medium: An image processing device includes an acquiring unit, an identification unit, a generating unit, an accepting unit, a preparing unit, and a control unit. The acquiring unit acquires image information that expresses plural radiation images. The identification unit identifies lesions. The generating unit generates three-dimensional information expressing positions of the... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100208955 - Method and device for automatically analyzing biological samples: The invention relates to a method for automatic analysis of biological samples, in particular tissue samples, comprising a device (11) for scanning the samples (1) for forming data sets (4) of the samples (1). To produce a method or a device (10) by which the regions of interest (ROI) of... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC
20100208961 - Method for assessing image focus quality: A method for determining the quality of focus of a digital image of a biological specimen includes obtaining a digital image of a specimen using a specimen imaging apparatus. A measure of image texture is calculated at two different scales, and the measurements are compared to determine how much high-resolution... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100208959 - Method for managing and/or processing medical image data: A method for managing and/or processing medical image data is disclosed, in particular for controlling a medical workflow. Furthermore, a computer system and a computer program product having a computer program product code for implementing the method are disclosed. One embodiment is directed to a method for managing and/or processing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100208957 - Respiratory motion compensated cardiac wall motion determination system: A cardiac wall motion compensation system quantitatively compares images acquired at different phases of cardiac and respiratory movement and excludes motion contributed by respiratory movement. A system compensates for respiratory motion induced tissue displacement in cardiac wall motion determination. The system includes an imaging device for acquiring multiple sequential cardiac... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100208967 - Medical diagnostic image change highlighter: Systems and methods are disclosed which enable more accurate examination of medical diagnostic images, for example x-ray, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. The systems and methods highlight anomalies that have changed between the collection times of two or more diagnostic images, and can also provide objective scoring of... Agent: Kelce Wilson
20100208966 - Method and apparatus for generating a tomographic image: In a method for generating a tomographic image, at a first point in time, a first tomographic image is acquired of a layer of a patient and the region of cartilaginous tissue is determined in the first tomographic image. At a later second point in time a second tomographic image... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100208965 - Method and apparatus for tomographic imaging of absolute optical absorption coefficient in turbid media using combined photoacoustic and diffusing light measurements: Embodiments of the invention pertain to methods for imaging a light absorption coefficient distribution. Embodiments of the subject method can be implemented without knowing the strength of incident light in advance and without requiring careful calibrations in the non-scattering medium. Embodiments of the method can combine conventional photoacoustic tomography (PAT)... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100208964 - Method for eliminating scatter artefacts: A method, a computer program as well as a corresponding apparatus for eliminating scatter artefacts that corrupt an image of an object using computed tomography, wherein X-ray projections of the object are at least partially truncated, whereas the method comprises the steps of: reconstructing a truncated image of the object... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100208962 - Motion compensation in energy-sensitive computed tomography: An imaging system includes an energy resolving detector (20) which generates data indicative of detected radiation having at least first and second energies. The system also includes an energy pre-processor (24), a motion calculator (26), and a reconstructor (22). In one embodiment, the apparatus uses a k-edge imaging technique to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100208968 - Occlusion reduction and magnification for multidimensional data presentations: A method in a computer system for generating a presentation of a region-of-interest in an original image for display on a display screen, the original image being a collection of polygons having polygons defined by three or more shared edges joined at vertex points, the method comprising: establishing a lens... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps
20100208963 - System and method for fusing real-time ultrasound images with pre-acquired medical images: A method, apparatus and system for fusing real-time ultrasound images with pre-acquired medical images are described.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100208972 - Method and system for performing x-ray inspection of a liquid product at a security checkpoint: A method, an apparatus and a system are provided for assessing at a security checkpoint the threat status of a liquid product, where the liquid product is comprised of a bottle at least partially filled with liquid. In accordance with a broad aspect, the level of fill is used as... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100208971 - Methods for imaging the blood perfusion: It is provided a method for imaging a dynamic process in a part of the body, especially blood perfusion, with an x-ray system as well as corresponding apparatuses and a corresponding computer readable medium. Especially it is described a method for imaging a dynamic process in a part of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100208970 - Radiographic image capturing system and radiographic image capturing method: A radiographic image capturing system includes a plurality of image capturing apparatus for detecting, in a radiographic image capturing process, radiation that has passed through a subject and converting the detected radiation into radiographic image information, and a plurality of consoles for controlling the image capturing apparatus. The radiographic image... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100208973 - Radiological imaging method and device: A method for radiological imaging of a region of interest including blood vessels. The method has the steps of acquiring a real-time fluoroscopic image of the region of interest by exposing the region of interest to a first dose of X-rays, the fluoroscopic image showing background structures and instrument introduced... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100208969 - Rotation center identifying method, ring artifact correction method, rotation center identifying apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, recording medium on which program for executing rotation center identification is recorded and recording medium on whic: The influences of the vibrations and the like of a rotational radiography system are corrected with respect to a projection image for each projection direction which contains an artificial artifact, and volume data containing only a ring artifact is generated by image reconstruction using the projection images. A ring center... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100208974 - Methods for ranking cellular images: The methods described in this invention are used to analyze images of circulating tumor cells (CTC). Images are acquired from a number of platforms, including multiparameter flow cytometry, the CellSporter fluorescent microscopy imaging system and CellTracks Analyzer. These images are then ranked based on various properties and are presented to... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100208975 - Multi-channel digital watermarking: The present disclosure provides digital watermarks through multiple channels. The channels may include, e.g., visible, ultraviolet and infrared channels, or be based on predetermined materials. The non-visible channels can be selected to fluoresce either in the visible or IR/UV spectrums upon the appropriate illumination in the infrared or ultraviolet spectrums.... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20100208976 - Method and system for enhanced check image privacy: A method and system for enhanced check image privacy are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention provide a way to automatically link the results from quality assurance software to a check image archive to appropriately mark images as unretrievable by customers. Images are interrogated with a data matching algorithm to... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100208977 - Recording device and control method for a recording device: A recording device and a control method for a recording device improve the accuracy of reading MICR information while also shortening the time required for recording media processing. A dot impact printer 10 has a magnetic head 34 that magnetically reads MICR information recorded on a recording medium S, a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100208978 - Method of inspecting mask pattern and mask pattern inspection apparatus: A inspection image data of the chip A is captured and the data representing the amount of correction of flare corresponded to the chip A is appropriately loaded from the map storage block. Next, a inspection image of the chip A′ is captured, and the data representing the amount of... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100208980 - Apparatus and method for detecting defects in wafer manufacturing: Apparatus for inspecting a semiconductor wafer (8) has a plurality of light sensors (2) arranged relative to a light source (1) and wafer inspection platform (4), so that images of different angle views of a surface of the wafer can be received and compared with corresponding images taken of a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100208979 - Use of design information and defect image information in defect classification: Defects observed by imaging tools may be classified by automatic comparison of features observed in a defect image with design information relating to corresponding portions of the image. Defect information may be generated from a defect image from a defect imaging tool. Design information relating to one or more structures... Agent: Jdi Patent- Kla-tencor Corp. Joint Customer Number
20100208982 - House change judgment method and house change judgment program: It is an object to improve the accuracy of a house change judgment based on images and the like acquired by an airplane. A terrain altitude is subtracted from an attitude value of a digital surface model (DSM) acquired from an airplane or the like to generate a normalized DSM... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100208981 - Method for visualization of point cloud data based on scene content: Systems and methods for associating color with spatial data are provided. In the system and method, a scene tag is selected for a portion 804 of a radiometric image data (800) of a location and a portion of the spatial data (200) associated with the first portion of the radiometric... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Fox Rothschild, LLP
20100208983 - Learning device, learning method, identification device, identification method, and program: A learning device includes a feature-point extracting section extracting feature points from a generation image, a feature-point feature-quantity extracting section extracting feature-point feature-quantities representing features of the feature points, a total-feature-quantity generating section generating a total feature quantity represented by a multi-dimensional vector, and an identifier generating section generating an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100208984 - Evaluating related phrases: A source keyword may be received multiple times and each time, in response, a machine-learning algorithm may be used to identify and rank respective matching-keywords that have been determined to match the source keyword. A portion or unit of content may be generated based on one of the ranked matching-keywords.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100208985 - Apparatus and method of processing image, and record medium for the method: A method and apparatus for processing an image to create a grayscale image are provided. The method includes converting, in a color image consisting of a plurality of pixels, a pixel value of each pixel in a RGB color space into a pixel value in a new color space through... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100208986 - Adaptive update of background pixel thresholds using sudden illumination change detection: Techniques are disclosed for a computer vision engine to update both a background model and thresholds used to classify pixels as depicting scene foreground or background in response to detecting that a sudden illumination changes has occurred in a sequence of video frames. The threshold values may be used to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100208987 - Method and system for foreground detection using multi-modality fusion graph cut: A method for foreground detection using multi-modality fusion graph cut includes the following steps. A video frame of a video sequence is inputted. A foreground region in the video frame is designated using adaptive background Gaussian Mixture Model and a threshold value. The foreground region is segmented using a multi-modality... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis
20100208988 - Method and system for image feature extraction: Image feature extraction includes extracting an cutout image that includes an object from an original image; filling borders of the cutout image with a single color as a background to generate a minimum square image; resizing the minimum square image into a resized square image having a first predetermined size;... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20100208989 - Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, program and integrated circuit: An image coding method includes transforming a color space of a color image from a first color space to a second color space to generate a color space transformed color image (S12), removing part of samples included in the color space transformed color image to generate a subsampled color image... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100208990 - Compensation method for alleviating color shading in digital image: A compensation method for alleviating color shading in a digital image is adapted to correct a color shading phenomenon in a digital image that causes luminance differences between regions in the digital image. The compensation method includes capturing a uniform color block image; calculating horizontal compensation coefficients of a plurality... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100208991 - Image generation method and apparatus, program therefor, and storage medium which stores the program: An image generation method for generating image information of a color signal Y of an image A by using a color signal X of image A, and color signal X and color signal Y of an image B. The presence or absence of a point in color signal X of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100208992 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus sets the pixels of an input image as process target pixels by using low pass filters (LPF #1—1 to LPF #1—n) each having different level value ranges, computes the average values of the pixels included in the level value ranges from the pixels of the input... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100208993 - Signal processor and storage medium storing signal processing program: A signal processor which performs gradation conversion processing using a histogram of an image signal is provided with a feature calculating unit which calculates a feature of the image signal; an interval setting control unit which sets intervals of a pixel value in the histogram when a histogram of the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100208994 - Filling holes in depth maps: Various implementations relate to improving depth maps. This may be done, for example, by identifying bad depth values and modifying those values. The values may represent, for example, holes and/or noise. According to a general aspect, a segmentation is determined based on an intensity image. The intensity image is associated... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100208995 - Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program and computer-readable recording medium on which the program is recorded: An image processing device separates and extracts, when it receives a designation input of a compression processing mode, a character region, a graphic region and a photograph region from input image data. Then, to perform the compression process for the individual region data, if a speed preference mode is set,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100208996 - Devices and methods for restoring low-resolution text images: A system that extracts text from an image includes a capture device that captures the image having a low resolution. An image segmentation subsystem partitions the image into image segments. An image restoration subsystem generates a resolution-expanded image from the image segments and negates degradation effects of the low-resolution image... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20100209000 - Image processing apparatus for detecting coordinate position of characteristic portion of face: There is provided an image processing apparatus that is used for detecting a coordinate position of a characteristic portion of a face included in a target image.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100208997 - Image-based advertisement platform: Described is an image centric advertisement platform and technology in which input images are matched to advertisements based on actual visible content (e.g., corresponding to features) within the image. Advertisers upload and bid on advertiser-provided images that correspond to advertisements. When an input image is received, such as a result... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100208999 - Method of compensating for distortion in text recognition: A method of compensating for distortion in text recognition is provided, which includes extracting a text region from an image; estimating the form of an upper end of the extracted text region; estimating the form of a lower end of the extracted text region; estimating the form of left and... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100208998 - Visual background extractor: The present invention relates to a Visual Background Extractor (VIBE) consisting in a method for detecting a background in an image selected from a plurality of related images. Each one of said set of images is formed by a set of pixels, and captured by an imaging device. This background... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100209001 - Operation detecting apparatus and operation detecting method: An operation detecting apparatus includes edge block detecting unit 7 that outputs an edge detecting signal when an image block in a frame of an edge moving image includes an edge image, and a set of motion detecting blocks 8 and 9 having motion detecting blocks for detecting the motion... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100209002 - Method for optical measurement of the three dimensional geometry of objects: The invention relates to a method for optically scanning the three-dimensional geometry of an object by means of triangulation, in which a pattern (9, 9′) is projected onto the object (7) to be scanned in order to obtain a 3D data set, and the projected pattern (9, 9′) is recorded... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100209003 - Method and apparatus for automatic mash-up generation: In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a target template and processing the target template to identify at least one component of the target template. The method also includes searching at least one collection of content to identify at least a first instance of content that substantially matches the component... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco
20100209004 - Spectroscopic chemical compound identification: A spectroscopic chemical compound identification system includes a container, a memory, a spectrometer, and a processor. The container receives unknown chemical compound. The memory stores a plurality of spectral signatures corresponding to known chemical compounds. The spectrometer measures a spectral signature of the unknown chemical compound through the container. The... Agent: Kasha Law LLC
20100209006 - Apparatus, system, and method for visual credential verification: A solution for visual credential verification. The solution includes an apparatus, system, and method embodiment. The apparatus for visual credential verification includes an input module, a comparison module, and a response module. The input module receives from a security official an image of an unverified credential, such as a badge,... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100209005 - Registration and comparison of three dimensional objects: Information of different scans of physical objects may require comparison, for example to determine if the scans are of the same object or if an object has changed, or better information for a three dimensional model may be desired. Different scans of physical objects may be compared by determining lines... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP
20100209007 - System and method for detecting changes in an environment: A system capable of detecting changes within an environment in which a known image is displayed. The system includes a computing platform executing a software application being configured for comparing at least a portion of an image captured from the environment to at least a portion of the known image... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100209008 - method and a system for organizing an image database: Method for organizing a set of images into subsets of images, the method including the following procedures producing a respective model according to a plurality of feature points and the geometric relations between the feature points for each of the images, determining a similarity index between each pair of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100209009 - Image capturing device, image capturing method, and storage medium having stored therein image capturing program: A digital camera carries out the following steps. The digital camera acquires one image photographed with a high sensitivity for subject-blur suppression, four images of a first group consecutive in a time series photographed with an ordinary exposure time, and four images of a second group consecutive in a time... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100209010 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: In an information processing apparatus that processes data using cascade-connected weak classifiers, processing specification information specifying the processing content of each of the weak classifiers is stored. The weak classifiers to be used in processing the data are selected from the weak classifiers by referring to a table in which... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100209011 - Image communication apparatus and computer readable medium for controlling image communication: An image communication apparatus includes an unit for obtaining a threshold value that determines a coding format used for transmission of an image stored for the transmission from an information of the image stored for the transmission; and a transmission controlling unit flat transmits the image stored for the transmission... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100209012 - Method of enhancement of moving structure using double-warping: A method for enhancing a moving structure of interest in a sequence of images is described, wherein images of the sequence are captured at different times and defined by a matrix of discrete pixels. The method comprises the steps of warping the data representative of pixels defining the images I(t)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100209013 - Registration of 3d point cloud data to 2d electro-optical image data: Method and system for registration of a two dimensional image data set and a three-dimensional image comprising point cloud data. The method begins by cropping a three-dimensional volume of point cloud data comprising a three-dimensional image data to remove a portion of the point cloud data comprising a ground surface... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Fox Rothschild, LLP
20100209014 - Suppressing interference in imaging systems: According to one embodiment, an imaging system includes an interface, a plurality of filters, and a processor. The interface receives data blocks. The processor associates each data block with a processing step list that represents a filter chain that has at least a subset of the filters coupled in sequence.... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20100209015 - Image correction apparatus, image correction method, and image correction program: An image correction apparatus stores therein a plurality of correction curves for determining a correction amount, calculates a feature value of average brightness in an input image, determines whether the calculated feature value is equal to or greater than a first threshold, and, for the input bright image with the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100209016 - Image generation method and apparatus, program therefor, and storage medium which stores the program: An image generation method for generating image information of an image C by using an image A and an image B having a resolution higher than that of image A. Image C having the same resolution as image B is generated by enlarging image A; presence or absence of a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100209017 - Method for rotating image, program for rotation, recording medium, and rotation device: A memory area for storing image data is sectioned into a plurality of square image areas, one line among lines of a periphery of the memory area in an initial state is secured as a temporary storage area, the remaining area is secured as an image area, and an image... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100209018 - Electronic filing cabinet: An image forming device including an electronic filing cabinet is provided. The electronic filing cabinet stores documents output from the image forming device or read into the image forming device. The electronic filing cabinet may include an optical character recognition unit, an indexing engine and a storage device. The optical... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100202651 - Electronic watermark embedding apparatus and method and electronic watermark examining apparatus and method: An electronic watermark embedding apparatus includes means for storing a pixel matrix G with n rows and n columns of an input image, means for acquiring eigenvalues s1 to sn and eigenvectors p1 to pn of the pixel matrix G, means for selecting at least one pair of eigenvalues (si,sj)... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100202654 - Pattern measurement apparatus: Mutual compatibility is established between the measurement with a high magnification and the measurement in a wide region. A pattern measurement apparatus is proposed which adds identification information to each of fragments that constitute a pattern within an image obtained by the SEM, and which stores the identification information in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100202652 - Video fingerprinting using watermarks: Video fingerprinting using watermarks is described herein. A watermark encoder embeds a watermark into an input video to produce a watermarked video. The watermark encoder can choose particular regions of the video that are sufficiently complex for watermarking. Spatial and temporal complexity analyses can be performed on a per-pixel basis... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100202653 - Watermarking systems and methods: Various improvements and applications for digital watermarking technology are detailed. One concerns techniques for making watermarks resistant to malicious attacks. Another involves using digital watermarking with ID cards and credentials, such as a watermarked driver's license conveying a user's cryptographic PKI. Still another uses digital watermarks in connection with automated... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20100202655 - Method and apparatus for preparing mail pieces: For preparing a series of mail pieces using a mail preparation apparatus, a scanner (63) scans at least a portion of a first postal item (20, 25) and generates signals in accordance with scanned patterns. A control system (31) processes the signals from the scanner into image data representing an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100202658 - Drowsiness detector: A drowsiness detector detects the drowsiness by measuring a distance of an eyebrow at three points from a reference line defined by an inner eye corner and an outer eye corner. The three distances of the eyebrow from the reference line are respectively standardized by an inter-eye distance between the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100202659 - Image sampling in stochastic model-based computer vision: A method for tracking a target in computer vision is disclosed. The method generates an integral image (22) based on the input image. Then the image is split into portions (24). For each new portion a definite integral corresponding to the portion is computed using an integral image (25). Based... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100202661 - Moving object detection apparatus and computer readable storage medium storing moving object detection program: The approaching object detection unit in a moving object detection apparatus for a moving picture calculates a moving distance of each characteristic point in an image frame obtained at time point t−1, on the basis of an image frame obtained at time point t and an image frame obtained at... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100202660 - Object tracking systems and methods: An object tracking method may include: receiving frames of data containing image information of an object; performing an object segmentation to obtain an object motion result; and using the object motion result to conduct an object tracking. In particular, the object segmentation may include: extracting motion vectors from the frames... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100202657 - System and method for object detection from a moving platform: The present invention relates to a system and method for detecting one or more targets belonging to a first class (e.g., moving and/or stationary people), from a moving platform in a 3D-rich environment. The framework described here is implemented using a number of monocular or stereo cameras distributed around the... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.C.
20100202656 - Ultrasonic doppler system and method for gesture recognition: A method and system recognizes an unknown gesture by directing an ultrasonic signal at an object making an unknown gestures. A set of Doppler signals are acquired of the ultrasonic signal after reflection by the object. Doppler features are extracted from the reflected Doppler signal, and the Doppler features are... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20100202662 - Vehicle classification by image processing with laser range finder: An image capture device captures a plurality of sequential images of a vehicle in motion. At substantially the same time a collocated rangefinder determines the distance between the vehicle and the image capture device. Each of the plurality of images may be segmented based on the rangefinder point of reference.... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP
20100202664 - Motion correction in nuclear imaging: A radiation detection apparatus (100) acquires projection data of an object that is subject to motion during the acquisition. The apparatus includes a motion modeler (142) and a motion compensator (142) that cooperate to compensate for a motion of the object during the acquisition. In one example, the projection data... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100202663 - System and method for adaptively defining a region of interest for motion analysis in digital video: A system and method for adaptively defining a region of interest for motion analysis in digital video is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of detecting a gesture is disclosed which comprises receiving a video sequence comprising a plurality of frames, determining a region of interest which excludes a portion... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP
20100202665 - Registration device, registration method, authentication device and authentication method: A registering device, a registering method, an authentication device and an authentication method that can perform authentication with high speed while reducing an increase in the storage capacity are proposed. From a living-body image for authentication, a feature area included in the living-body image is detected. Further, a part having... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100202667 - Iris deblurring method based on global and local iris image statistics: A method of identifying a living being includes using a camera to capture a blurred visual image of an iris of the living being. The blurred visual image is digitally unblurred based on a distribution of eye image gradients in an empirically-collected sample of eye images and characteristics of pupil... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20100202669 - Iris recognition using consistency information: Embodiments of the present invention include but are not limited to methods and systems for iris recognition. An iris recognition method may comprise comparing a plurality of images of an iris to determine at least one of one or more consistent features and one or more inconsistent features of the... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20100202668 - System and method for measuring clarity of images used in an iris recognition system: An image quality measuring method enables a biometric image to be evaluated to determine whether the biometric image data are adequate for identification processing. The method includes converting a biometric image to dimensionless image data, filtering the dimensionless image data with a band pass filter, identifying a plurality of portions... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100202666 - Time-of-flight sensor-assisted iris capture system and method: A method of identifying a living being includes using a time-of-flight sensor to determine a location of a face of the living being. An image of an iris of the living being is produced dependent upon the location of the face as determined by the time-of-flight sensor. The produced image... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20100202670 - Context aware, multiple target image recognition: In one embodiment, an apparatus may receive at least one image in which multiple targets are represented. The apparatus may assign possible identities to the targets based on probabilities associated with the identities. The apparatus may base a probability of a target being one of the identities, at least in... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100202671 - Method and device for determining a similarity value between minutiae templates: Embodiment of the invention provide a method and a device for determining a similarity value between a first template and a second template. A first cluster characteristic for each first cluster of a plurality of first clusters is determined, wherein each first cluster includes a plurality of first minutiae comprised... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20100202672 - Protein layers and their use in electron microscopy: Protein layers (1) repeating regularly in two dimensions comprise protein protomers (2) which each comprise at least two monomers (5), (6) genetically fused together. The monomers (5), (6) are monomers of respective oligomer assemblies (3), (4) into which the monomers are assembled to assembly of the protein layer. The first... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100202673 - Target tracking using surface scanner and four-dimensional diagnostic imaging data: Tracking a pathological anatomy within a patient's body is described. A data model of a skin surface of the patient's body may be acquired using light reflected from the skin surface. The data model can be matched with skin surfaces reconstructed and/or interpolated from four-dimensional diagnostic imaging data, such as... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100202674 - 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
20100202675 - Radiation diagnostic apparatus, x-ray computed tomography apparatus, and image processing method: An X-ray image generating unit alternately generates X-ray images each obtained by radiating X-rays having a higher level of energy and X-ray images each obtained by radiating X-rays having a lower level of energy. Further, every time an X-ray image has been generated by the X-ray image generating unit, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100202677 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method for a tomogram of an eye region: There is provided a technique for adaptively acquiring, from a tomogram of an eye region, diagnosis information data of the eye region which is used for the diagnosis of a plurality of kinds of diseases, without increasing load on a user. A layer acquisition unit (331) acquires a predetermined layer... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100202676 - Medical diagnostic imaging apparatus and image correction method: The CT image processor determines the position of the liver in the body of a subject based on CT image. The PET image processor determines the position of the liver in the body of a subject based on PET image. The CT image processor calculates the displacement in the positions... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100202678 - X-ray diagnosis apparatus and image processing method: An X-ray tube generates X-rays. An X-ray detector detects X-rays generated by the X-ray tube and transmitted through a subject. A storage unit stores data of a gullet image associated with a gullet of the subject. An X-ray image generation unit generates data of an X-ray image based on an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100202679 - Automatic cell analyzer and automatic cell analyzing method: A sharp image showing a thin projecting part is acquired without using a complex dyeing method, and the analysis accuracy is improved. An automatic cell analyzer (1) comprises: an imaging unit (4) for capturing fluorescence emitted from a cell (S) and acquiring a cell image; an exposure changing section (5)... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100202680 - Paper sheet processing apparatus: A paper sheet processing apparatus that performs a recognizing process of a paper sheet includes: a paper sheet recognition sensor (11) that reads an image of a paper sheet; a number-attribute information memory (131) that stores number attribute information including number recognition conditions for recognizing a number given to a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100202681 - Detecting device of special shot object and learning device and method thereof: The invention discloses a detecting device for specific subjects and a learning device and method thereof. The detecting device for specific subjects includes an input unit, one or more strong classifying units, a storage unit and a judging unit, wherein the input unit is used for inputting images to be... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100202682 - Method for texturizing virtual three-dimensional objects: The invention relates to a method for texturizing virtual three-dimensional objects, particularly virtual three-dimensional building objects and city models with a photographic image (1) of a real object, particularly of a picture of a façade. The method is characterized by the following steps: Projecting the photographic image (1) onto a... Agent: Gerald T. Bodner Bodner & O''rourke, LLP
20100202685 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and program: A clustering unit first calculates a distance between a feature vector of a processing object pixel and a representative feature vector of a cluster to which a pixel with a high probability of belonging to the same cluster as the processing object pixel such as a nearby pixel of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100202684 - Image segmentation apparatus and image segmentation method: A pixel-value detecting circuit (1) detects RGB values of each pixel of an input image and outputs the detected RGB values to a connection weight determining circuit (2). When both of two adjacent pixels have achromatic color, the connection weight determining circuit (2) determines a first connection weight, which is... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100202683 - Optimized imaging system for collection of high resolution imagery: Radiation is received from a scene impinging on at least one focal plane. A first spectral band is sampled to obtain a first band mean signal level, and either a first band image frame is collected when the first band mean signal level is at or below a first threshold,... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP
20100202686 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and program: A clustering unit calculates, for clusters in a descending order of the number of pixels belonging thereto, a distance from a feature vector of a processing object pixel and a representative feature vector of an object cluster, and compares the distance with a first threshold. The processing object pixel is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100202688 - Device for segmenting an object in an image, video surveillance system, method and computer program: A device for segmenting an object in an image, in which a surveillance region containing one or more objects is depicted or depictable in image, has an estimating module which is designed to estimate a distance in the surveillance region based on a possible object pixel of object in image,... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100202687 - Image registration method: The present invention provides a method of registering image data for a series of images acquired over a period of time. The images may be acquired from a medical imaging device, such as an MRI scanner. The method allows image-by-image registration to a partially compressed dataset in which motion artefacts... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20100202689 - Video telephony image processing: Herein described is a system and method for modifying facial video transmitted from a first videophone to a second videophone during a videophone conversation. A videophone comprises a videophone image processing system (VIPS) that stores one or more preferred images. The one or more preferred images may comprise an image... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100202690 - Method for recognizing text from image: Disclosed is a method of recognizing a text from an image. The method includes dividing the image into a predefined number of regions through a clustering technique; setting a certain area of the regions as a background region; identifying the outer peripheral pixel and inner peripheral pixel of each region... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100202691 - Image processing apparatus and scanner apparatus: In a multi-functional peripheral as an embodiment of the present invention, reading operation of an original is performed and form recognition processing is performed. Here, original image data is compared with form data held in advance and it is determined whether there is some that correspond to each other. In... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100202692 - Information embedding apparatus and information embedding method for adding information to document image by embedding information therein, information detecting apparatus and information detecting method: In an information embedding apparatus, an image compositing portion selectively reads an embedding pattern from a plurality of types of the embedding patterns in accordance with an embedding information for a background of a document image. The image compositing portion further composites the read embedding pattern into the background of... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20100202693 - Apparatus and method for recognizing hand shape in portable terminal: A portable terminal is configured to recognize an image such as a hand shape. The portable terminal includes a motion detection unit that includes a trainer capable of generating uniform training image data to collectively generate a plurality of images of a desired region obtained from an original image in... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100202695 - Apparatus, method and program: The subject of the present invention is to provide an apparatus which can improve decoding performance in the decoding processing of an encoded image pattern to reduce a load of the decoding processing. For solving the above problem, an apparatus according to the present invention is an apparatus for decoding... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100202696 - Image processing apparatus for detecting coordinate position of characteristic portion of face: Image processing apparatus and methods are provided for detecting coordinate positions of characteristic portions of a face image. A method includes identifying a face area of the target image, determining initial coordinate positions for characteristic portions, selecting at least one characteristic amount used for correcting the initial coordinate positions or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100202694 - Inspection apparatus: An inspection apparatus inspects a package group including a plurality of discrete packages that are successively connected in a chain. The inspection apparatus includes an irradiating component, a light receiving component, a generating component, an identifying component, an estimating component and a weight diagnosing component. The irradiating component is configured... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100202697 - Specifying position of characteristic portion of face image: There is provided an image processing apparatus that specifies a position of a predetermined characteristic portion of a target face image.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100202699 - Image processing for changing predetermined texture characteristic amount of face image: Image processing apparatus and methods are provided for changing a texture amount of a face image. A method includes specifying positions of predetermined characteristic portions of the face image, determining a size of the face image, selecting a reference face shape based on the determined face image size, selecting a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100202698 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for determining document validity: A method according to one embodiment includes extracting an identifier from an electronic first document, and identifying a complementary document associated with the first document using the identifier. A validity of the first document is determined by simultaneously considering: textual information from the first document; textual information from the complementary... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20100202700 - Method and system for determining structural similarity between images: Method and system for low complexity assessment of quality of an image are presented. By performing multiresolution decomposition of images using, for example, a discrete wavelet transform, and determining a metric based on a structural similarity index or a structural similarity map, a structural similarity score, characterizing similarity between images... Agent: Victoria Donnelly
20100202701 - Multiscale edge detection and fiber enhancement using differences of oriented means: Method, apparatus and computer program product that uses a novel algorithm for edge detection suitable for both natural as well as noisy images. A scale adaptive threshold is used along with a recursive decision process to reveal the significant edges of all lengths and orientations and to localize them accurately... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100202702 - Semi-automatic dimensioning with imager on a portable device: A method of operating a dimensioning system to determine dimensional information for objects is disclosed. A number of images are acquired. Objects in at least one of the acquired images are computationally identified. One object represented in the at least one of the acquired images is computationally initially selected as... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100202703 - Real-time face detection apparatus: Disclosed herein is a real-time face detection apparatus. The real-time face detection apparatus includes a down-scaling unit and a face region comparison unit. The down-scaling unit down-scales an input image at at least one ratio. The face region comparison unit creates a plurality of windows for the image down-scaled at... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC
20100202704 - System for anonymous communication via interactive surface: A system for anonymous communication between a user and a software application is provided, via interaction of an optical imaging device with an interactive surface to generate interaction data. The device has a unique identity which is associated with the user's identity. The interaction data includes data on the application... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100202705 - Image comparing apparatus and method therefor, image retrieving apparatus as well as program and recording medium: A coding parameter extracting unit extracts and supplies coding parameters of a code stream to an image characteristic amount output unit. A code stream characteristic amount extracting unit outputs a first vector calculated based on the number of zero bit planes for each code block extracted by analyzing the code... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100202706 - Ic layout pattern matching and classification system and method: A system and method for restricting the number of layout patterns by pattern identification, matching and classification, includes decomposing the pattern windows into a low frequency component and a high frequency component using a wavelet analysis for an integrated circuit layout having a plurality of pattern windows. Using the low... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20100202707 - Method and component for image recognition: A method and system for image recognition in a collection of digital images includes training image classifiers and retrieving a sub-set of images from the collection. For each image in the collection, any regions within the image that correspond to a face are identified. For each face region and any... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100202708 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A scanner is provided with encoding means for performing variable-length compression of scanned image data, memory means which is partitioned into an image memory area where the image data compressed to be variable-length is stored, and an administration table area where a BAT for administrating the image memory area is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100202709 - Process and apparatus: The present invention relates to a process of bringing at least one subject data set into registration or conformity with a reference data set by electronic methods, each data set being a representation of a respective object. The process comprises: generating each of a plurality of candidate data sets (32)... Agent: Winstead PC
20100202710 - Determining sharpness predictors for digital images: A method for determining a sharpness predictor for an input digital image includes determining one or more image metrics by analyzing the input digital image; and determining the sharpness predictor from the one or more image metrics.... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100202711 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: Image processing units 213-1 to 213-3 execute a predetermined image processing on an input image supplied from an image distribution unit 212 at the same time and supply processed images which are the images after the processing to an image synthesis unit 214. The image synthesis unit 214 uses the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100202712 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus holds a plurality of intermediate smoothed images smoothed at a plurality of preset level values, reduces the N-th frame image of a moving image received from the outside to generate a reduced image, performs a smoothing process on the generated reduced image at the plurality of... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100202713 - Methods and apparatuses for pixel transformations: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and machine readable media for pixel transformations. One exemplary method includes: determining a state of a pixel format transformation, wherein a pixel format includes a predetermined number of pixel data components and a predetermined number of bits for each of the pixel data components and wherein the... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100195866 - Digital watermarking system and method: Embodiments of the invention provide a digital watermarking system and method for producing watermarked images from a sequence of original images. The system includes a storage unit and a processor to encode watermark data, create a watermark bitmap template of the encoded watermark data, load and scale the original images,... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)
20100195865 - Methods and apparatus to count persons in a monitored environment: Methods and apparatus to count persons in a monitored environment are disclosed. An example apparatus to count the number of people in a monitored environment is described, which includes an image sensor having a plurality of pixels, a pseudorandom number generator to generate pseudorandom coordinates, a reader to read first... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100195868 - Target-locking acquisition with real-time confocal (tarc) microscopy: Presented herein is a real-time target-locking confocal microscope that follows an object moving along an arbitrary path, even as it simultaneously changes its shape, size and orientation. This Target-locking Acquisition with Realtime Confocal (TARC) microscopy system integrates fast image processing and rapid image acquisition using, for example, a Nipkow spinning-disk... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100195870 - Tracking method and device adopting a series of observation models with different life spans: The present invention relates to a tracking method and a tracking device adopting multiple observation models with different life spans. The tracking method is suitable for tracking an object in a low frame rate video or with abrupt motion, and uses three observation models with different life spans to track... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100195869 - Visual target tracking: A visual target tracking method includes representing a human target with a machine-readable model configured for adjustment into a plurality of different poses and receiving an observed depth image of the human target from a source. The observed depth image is compared to the model. A refine-z force vector is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100195867 - Visual target tracking using model fitting and exemplar: A method of tracking a target includes receiving an observed depth image of the target from a source and analyzing the observed depth image with a prior-trained collection of known poses to find an exemplar pose that represents an observed pose of the target. The method further includes rasterizing a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100195871 - Autonomous wide-angle license plate recognition: A system in a moving surveillance vehicle operates in background mode to capture images of license plates of neighboring moving vehicles, which may occupy lanes other than the lane in which the surveillance vehicle is moving. The images are used to determine the license plate numbers of the moving vehicles,... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100195873 - Quantitative differential interference contrast (dic) devices for computed depth sectioning: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for computing depth sectioning of an object using a quantitative differential interference contrast device having a wavefront sensor with one or more structured apertures, a light detector and a transparent layer between the structured apertures and the light detector. The method... Agent: Sheila Martinez-lemke
20100195872 - System and method for identifying objects in an image using positional information: A computer-implemented method is provided for identifying objects in an image. The method includes: capturing a series of images of a scene using a camera; receiving a topographical map for the scene that defines distances between objects in the scene; determining distances between objects in the scene from a given... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20100195874 - Video analysis apparatus and method for calculating interpersonal relationship evaluation value using video analysis: An image analysis apparatus comprising: an identification unit operable to, in each of a plurality of scenes, identify one or more persons who appear in the scene; a scene evaluation value calculation unit operable to calculate a scene evaluation value for, among the plurality of scenes, each scene in which... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100195875 - Foster care monitoring and verification device, method and system: In some embodiments, system, devices and methods for monitoring and verifying foster care placement and processes are provided, the system and devices including a fingerprint scanner having a capability to associate fingerprint images within categories including clients, staff and providers, and also having the capability to group fingerprint images into... Agent: Dwc Law Firm, P.s.
20100195877 - Embryo quality evaluation assistance system, embryo quality evaluation assistance apparatus and embryo quality evaluation assistance method: An embryo quality evaluation assistance system including an image pickup unit for picking up an image of the embryo, and a computer that communicates data with the embryo observing apparatus to assist quality evaluation of the embryo. The computer includes a time-series image storing unit that stores a time-series image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100195880 - Medical image processing apparatus: A storage unit stores four-dimensional image data indicative of an aged change in perfusion in a three-dimensional region including at least a part of a subject including a body axis thereof. A control unit analyzes a distribution of a TTP value of the perfusion concerning the coronal slice. The control... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100195879 - Method for actuating an image output device, method for determining tangential slice planes, actuation module and slice plane determination unit: A method is disclosed for actuating an image output device for the output of slice images, obtained from volume data, of a tissue region including at least one hollow organ section. In at least one embodiment, tangential slice planes at observation points along at least one profile line section through... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100195876 - System and method for measuring light scattering in the eyeball or eye region by recording and processing retinal images: The invention relates to a system and method for measuring light diffusion in the eyeball or eye region, by recording and processing retinal images. The inventive system includes a double-pass ophthalmoscopic system having means for correcting low-order aberrations. Said system can be used to record images of the plane of... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100195878 - Systems and methods for labeling 3-d volume images on a 2-d display of an ultrasonic imaging system: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is disclosed for labeling 3-dimensional volumes displayed on a 2-dimensional image display. A 3-dimensional volume image of anatomy is created. A label for a point of interest on the 3-dimensional volume image is created. A curve connecting the label to the point of interest on... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100195888 - Ct image reconstruction of a moving examination object: At least one embodiment of the invention relates to a method for the scanning of a moving examination object with a CT system, in which during a rotational movement of a transmitter/receiver pair around the examination object, data is captured. Further, sectional images of the examination object are determined from... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100195889 - Ct image recording of a moving examination object: A method is disclosed for scanning a moving examination object using a CT-System, with which data is captured during a circular movement of a transmitter/receiver pair through 360 degrees about the examination object, the data being assigned to the respective angular position. The 360 degrees are divided into n subsegments... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100195882 - Matching geometry generation and display of mammograms and tomosynthesis images: A method and a system for using tomosynthesis projection images of a patient's breast to reconstruct slice tomosynthesis images such that anatomical structures that appear superimposed in a mammogram are at conforming locations in the reconstructed images.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100195887 - Medical imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, ultrasonic imaging apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus and method of processing medical images: Based on medical image data acquired in each time phase included in a one-cycle interval, first tracking part tracks the position of a first region of interest set in a first time phase in each time phase and tracks the position of a second region of interest set in a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100195881 - Method and apparatus for automatically identifying image views in a 3d dataset: A method is provided for automatically identifying image views in a three-dimensional dataset comprises accessing with a processor a three-dimensional dataset comprising a plurality of image frames and fitting with the processor at least one deformable model to at least one structure within each of the image frames. The method... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100195890 - Method for completing a medical image data set: The present invention relates to a method for generating a complete medical image data set from an incomplete image data set, comprising the method steps of: providing a first image data set which represents an image of a first region of a body, including at least a part of the... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)
20100195884 - Method for transforming a distortion-corrected magnetic resonance image, method for carrying out magnetic resonance measurements, and image transformation unit: A method for carrying out magnetic resonance measurements on an examination object in a magnetic resonance system is described. In at least one embodiment, a magnetic resonance image of the examination object previously acquired via the magnetic resonance system is used to determine spatial coordinates in order to control the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100195886 - Method of generating a multiscale contrast enhanced image: At least one approximation image is created of the image at one or multiple scales. Translation difference images are created by pixel-wise subtracting the values of an approximation image at scale s and the values of a translated version of the approximation image. A non-linear modification is applied to the... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100195885 - Methods of efficient and improved phase-sensitive mri: A single-point Dixon (“SPD”) technique that can provide chemical species separation using data from a single echo with a flexible relative phase angle between the species is provided.... Agent: NielsenIPLaw LLC
20100195883 - System and method for automatically generating sample points from a series of medical images and identifying a significant region: A system and method for automatically generating sample points from a series of medical images and identifying a significant region are presented. An image acquisition system acquires the medical images of a region of interest (ROI) and an automated mask generator reviews the images to generate a parenchyma mask. Using... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100195891 - Image reconstructing methjod using x-ray volume photography: A 3D image reconstructing method using X-ray volume photography acquires a plurality of X-ray area array images of the object interested according to locating principle of the digital photographic measurement. A plurality of mark points of the known 3D positions are simultaneously taken in the X-ray photo, and the method... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100195892 - Medical image data processing apparatus and medical image data processing method: A medical image data processing apparatus includes: an imaging unit that has an X-ray tube for irradiating a subject with X-ray and an X-ray detector for detecting X-ray passed through the subject and scans the subject to collect raw data; a reconstruction unit that reconstructs image data from the collected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100195893 - X-ray diagnosis apparatus and image processing apparatus: A first generating unit generates a plurality of blood vessel image data sets at the plurality of imaging angles by performing subtraction processing for the plurality of mask image data sets and the plurality of contrast image data sets. A second generating unit generates a blood vessel volume data set... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100195894 - Authentication of security documents, in particular of banknotes: There is described a method for checking the authenticity of security documents, in particular banknotes, wherein authentic security documents comprise security features printed, applied or otherwise provided on the security documents, which security features comprise characteristic visual features intrinsic to the processes used for producing the security documents. The method... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100195895 - Solution for detecting a streak in a compressed gray scale image: A solution for detecting a streak in a JPEG image is disclosed that includes an extraction system for extracting a DC value from each cell block in the compressed image; an identification system for identifying a peak DC value in each rank of cell blocks within the compressed image; and... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100195896 - Method and apparatus for detecting pattern defects: With the objective of achieving defect kind training in a short period of time to teach classification conditions of defects detected as a result of inspecting a thin film device, according to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a visual inspection method, and an apparatus therefor, comprising... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100195897 - Inspection apparatus and inspection method: Aims to provide an inspection apparatus and an inspection method for precisely detecting an amount of misalignment of a component mounted on a panel through an adhesive which contains conductive particles. The inspection apparatus detects an amount of misalignment, from a predetermined mounting position, of a component mounted on a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100195900 - Apparatus and method for encoding and decoding multi-view image: An apparatus and method for encoding and decoding a multi-view image including a stereoscopic image are provided. The apparatus for encoding a multi-view image includes a base layer encoding unit that encodes a base layer image to generate a base layer bit stream, a view-based conversion unit that performs view-based... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100195899 - Detection of people in real world videos and images: Systems and methods for detecting people in video data streams or image data are provided. The method includes using a plurality of training images for learning spatial distributions associated with a plurality of body parts, detecting a plurality of detections of body parts in an input image, clustering the detections... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services
20100195898 - Method and apparatus for improving quality of depth image: A method and apparatus for enhancing quality of a depth image are provided. A method for enhancing quality of a depth image includes: receiving a multi-view image including a left image, a right image, and a center image; receiving a current depth image frame and a previous depth image frame... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100195901 - Digital image processing and systems incorporating the same: Algorithms for improving the quality of images tone mapped using the bilateral filter are presented. The algorithms involve a localized operator applied to the tone mapping compression factor which enhances apparent image contrast in the low dynamic range output of the tone mapping. At least one embodiment of the present... Agent: Brian J. Rees Gentex Corporation
20100195903 - Image processing device, data-set generating device, computer readable storage medium storing image processing program and computer readable storage medium storing data-set generating program: Provided is an image processing device that includes: a data-set generating unit that generates a plurality of data sets in which spectral information and color information corresponding to the spectral information are set as a pair; an associating unit that associates a stained sample image with at least one of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100195902 - System and method for calibration of image colors: A system and method for correcting or calibrating a color in an image by comparing a value of a color property of at least two colors in the image to a known value of such color property for such colors, calculating a variance of the colors in the image from... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100195904 - Discrimination apparatus, discrimination method and program recording medium: A discrimination apparatus includes a separating unit configured to separate kinds (N being a natural number of 2 or greater) of color signals forming an image signal obtained by image acquisition of a subject with a color imaging system into kinds (M being a natural number of 1 or greater,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100195906 - Automatic image enhancement: Disclosed is a method for correction of pixel values of an input image to compensate for variation in image capturing conditions is proposed. In an embodiment, the method enables computing a statistical value from a selected set of pixel values associated with the input image. Based, at least in part,... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100195908 - Digital image processing and systems incorporating the same: In at least one embodiment, a spectrally mozaiced digital image is provided with missing color data imputed for each pixel. At least one embodiment of the present invention is related to circuitry configured to perform at least a portion of the calculations related to demosaicing a high dynamic range image.... Agent: Brian J. Rees Gentex Corporation
20100195907 - Image processor for correcting image data: An acquiring unit acquires image data and ambient light data indicating a first color for a first ambient light and a second color for a second ambient light. A third color of a first pixel data is closer to the first color than the second color. A fourth color of... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100195905 - Method of setting contrast in digital image processing, and an arrangement for this purpose: The invention relates to a method of setting contrast in digital image processing in which a brightness distribution in the form of a histogram is produced from image pixels and the histogram is revised with the help of transfer functions, and in which a linear increase in contrast takes place... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100195909 - System and method for extracting information from text using text annotation and fact extraction: A fact extraction tool set (“FEX”) finds and extracts targeted pieces of information from text using linguistic and pattern matching technologies, and in particular, text annotation and fact extraction. Text annotation tools break a text, such as a document, into its base tokens and annotate those tokens or patterns of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100195910 - Method and electronic device for attaching handwritten information to an electronic document: A method for attaching handwritten information to an electronic document comprises the steps of displaying a handwriting area of an electronic document on a displaying apparatus; adjusting the location or the size of the handwriting area according to commands from an electronic device; detecting handwritten information by a touch screen... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100195912 - Imaging device, image composition and display device, and image composition method: An imaging device of the present invention comprises an imaging section for forming a subject image and outputting image data, a face detection section for detecting a person's face based on the image data, a decoration image selection section for selecting a decoration image from a plurality of decoration image... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100195913 - Method and system for immersing face images into a video sequence: The present invention is a system and method for immersing facial images of people captured automatically from an image or a sequence of images into a live video playback sequence. This method allows viewers to perceive a participation in the viewed “movie” segment. A format is defined for storing the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100195911 - System and method for image facial area detection employing skin tones: The subject application is directed to a system and method for image facial detection employing skin tones. Image data comprised of a plurality of pixels encoded in at least a three dimensional component space is received and sub-sampled region data is generated from the received image data. A percentage of... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20100195914 - Scalable near duplicate image search with geometric constraints: Methods are disclosed for finding images from a large corpus of images that at least partially match a query image. The present method makes use of feature detectors to bundle features into local groups or bundles. These bundled features are repeatable and much more discriminative than an individual SIFT feature.... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20100195915 - Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes: a ruled line extracting unit that counts the number of pixels within an image, compares the counted number of pixels with a threshold value, and extracts a ruled line based on a result of the comparison; and an identifying unit that identifies a noise component... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100195916 - Unique security device for the identification or authentication of valuable goods, fabrication process and method for securing valuable goods using such a unique security device: where L is the perimeter of the blob and A its area, and wherein blobs having a Cx value greater than or equal to 2 cover at least 5%, preferably at least 15%, of the device surface. According to a preferred embodiment, the material layer may include a film including... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100195917 - Liner transformation matrix calculating apparatus, method thereof and program thereof: A linear transformation matrix calculating apparatus linearly transforms a plurality of dictionary subspaces which belong to respective categories by a linear transformation matrix respectively, selects a plurality of sets of two dictionary subspaces from the plurality of linearly transformed dictionary subspaces, calculates a loss function using similarities among the selected... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100195918 - Paper sheet recognition apparatus and paper sheet recognition method: A paper sheet recognition apparatus recognizes a type of a paper sheet in an input image by matching the input image of the paper sheet with reference images of a plurality of paper sheets. The apparatus includes a candidate selecting unit that selects a predetermined number of candidate types of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100195919 - Device and method for superimposing patterns on images in real-time, particularly for geographic guidance: A device (DS), for superimposing known patterns, characteristic of a region, on (real) images of the region. The device (D) includes, a memory (21) in which patterns are stored, which are representative of a selected region, of known position and orientation with relation to a common reference and processing element... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100195920 - Recording device, recording method, recording medium, reproducing device, reproducing method, editing device, and editing method: A recording device includes: an encoding unit configured to perform compression encoding on single image data obtained by imaging a subject from a predetermined viewpoint to generate first compression-encoded data, and perform compression encoding on composite image data in which a plurality of image data obtained by imaging the subject... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100195921 - Universal lossy compression methods: The present invention provides methods for universal lossy compression that provide performance at or near the rate-distortion limit and that are based on universal, implementable lossy source coding algorithms.... Agent: Stanford University
20100195922 - Image decoding apparatus, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, and image coding method: To provide an image decoding apparatus that suppresses overhead of parallel processing to improve parallelization efficiency and reduce circuit costs, while solving neighboring macroblock dependencies. The image decoding apparatus (100) includes first and second decoding circuits (101, 102) having a transfer unit that transfers right neighborhood information or left neighborhood... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100195923 - Implementation of a transform and of a subsequent quantization: An approximation of a DCT and a quantization are to be applied subsequently to digital data for compression of this digital data. In order to improve the transform, a predetermined transform matrix is simplified to require less operations when applied to digital data. In addition, elements of the simplified transform... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100195924 - Method and apparatus for successively encoding/decoding image: Provided is a method and apparatus for compression encoding/decoding an image based on the repetition of an access unit and the repetition of a residual value.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100195925 - Generation of image data with correction for optical misfocus utilizing fractional powers of the fourier transform operator: Fractional Fourier transform properties inherent in lens systems and other light and particle-beam environments may be exploited to correct optical system misfocus utilizing fractional Fourier transform approximations rendered by numerical methods. The corrective fractional Fourier transform power value may be determined automatically or by human operator. This power value is... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100195926 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes a recording section that stores an image to be processed and a past image corresponding to the image to be processed, a pixel extraction section that extracts a first predetermined region including a target pixel in the image to be... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100195927 - Method and device for video image processing, calculating the similarity between video frames, and acquiring a synthesized frame by synthesizing a plurality of contiguous sampled frames: To acquire a high-resolution frame from a plurality of frames sampled from a video image, it is necessary to obtain a high-resolution frame with reduced picture quality degradation regardless of motion of a subject included in the frame. Because of this, between a plurality of contiguous frames FrN and FrN+1,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100195928 - Method and system for displaying images: A method and system for displaying images are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes incorporating a plurality of related images into an image boundary, applying the image boundary to border at least one key image, and displaying the at least one key image and the image boundary in a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100195929 - Development server, development client, development system, and development method: A development server for more easily creating an image having a quality of image matching the desire and preference of the user from image data such as RAW data from which the user cannot develop. A development server (120) comprises a RAW receiving section (122) for receiving undeveloped image data,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100195930 - Device, system and method for improving image quality by addressing image noise from electrical noise: Provided are devices, systems and methods that improve image quality by identifying and addressing image noise caused by electrical noise. Electrical noise emanating from a plurality of components of an image apparatus is identified, producing an electrical noise detection calculation based on the detected electrical noise, and inputting the electrical... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20100195931 - Image reconstructing apparatus and image reconstructing method: When a group of (pre-processed) projection data is stored into a projection-data storage unit, a Gaussian-based expansion-data creating unit creates a group of Gaussian-based expansion data that is expanded from each of the group of projection data through linear combination based on a plurality of Gaussian functions that is stored... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100195932 - Binary image stitching based on grayscale approximation: Binary image stitching based on grayscale approximation. In a first example embodiment, a method for automatic binary image stitching of first and second binary images includes several acts. First, the first and second binary images are converted into first and second thumbnail grayscale images. Each thumbnail grayscale image is a... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20100195933 - Method and system for skew detection of a scanned document using connected components analysis: A method and system for skew detection is provided using connected components analysis. The methodology includes extracting connected components corresponding to the image and analyzing the image based on said connected components for determining skew of the image... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20100195934 - Image interpolation method, image interpolation device, and program: An image interpolation method obtains an image line pixel value between two adjacent image lines. The method acquires a luminance change of pixels of two image lines and decides a region of two image lines where only one portion similar to a part of the luminance change of one of... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100195935 - System and method for performing optical navigation using enhanced frames of image data: A system and method for performing optical navigation uses a spatial noise pattern estimate of the spatial noise pattern in captured frames of image data caused by contamination on at least one component of the system to substantially remove the spatial noise pattern in the captured frames of image data... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies LimitedPrevious industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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