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Image analysis October categorized by USPTO classification 10/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100272313 - Forgery prevention medium: A forgery prevention medium includes a volume hologram layer on which an interference pattern is recorded after being exposed to at least an emitted laser beam; a digital watermarking information layer on which digital watermarking information is recorded; and a substrate film, and the information recorded on the digital watermarking... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100272312 - Information hiding with similar structures: In some aspects, message data is generated from a first representation of a message and a reference image. The message data is generated to hide the message such that generating a second representation of the message from the message data requires processing of a second image that is perceptually similar... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100272311 - Over-parameterized variational optical flow method: An optical flow estimation process based on a spatio-temporal model with varying coefficients multiplying a set of basis functions at each pixel. The benefit of over-parameterization becomes evident in the smoothness term, which instead of directly penalizing for changes in the optic flow, accumulates a cost of deviating from the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100272315 - Automatic measurement of morphometric and motion parameters of the coronary tree from a rotational x-ray sequence: Automatic measurement of morphometric and motion parameters of a coronary target includes extracting reference frames from input data of a coronary target at different phases of a cardiac cycle, extracting a three-dimensional centerline model for each phase of the cardiac cycle based on the references frames and projection matrices of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100272316 - Controlling an associated device: In an illustrative embodiment a computer-implemented process for controlling an associated device utilizing an automated location tracking and control system to produce an action associates a target with a blind node having a wireless transmitter, wherein the target moves within a predetermined area among a set of reference nodes. The... Agent: Houda El-jarrah
20100272314 - Obstruction detector: An optical reader of a form is discussed where the form has a stored known boundary or boundaries. When the boundaries in a captured image do not match those of the stored known boundaries, it may be determined that an obstruction exists that will interfere with a correct reading of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100272317 - Parked vehicle location system: The parked vehicle location system, comprising guiding means (2) distributed in the parking lot; positioning means (4) distributed along the guiding means (2); at least one license plate capturing device (3), comprising traction means for travelling along at least one section (2′,2″) of the guiding means (2); image capturing means... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100272318 - Endoscopic measurement techniques: Apparatus for use in a lumen is provided, including a light source, configured to illuminate a vicinity of an object of interest of a wall of the lumen, and an optical system (20), which is configured to generate a plurality of images of the vicinity. The apparatus further includes a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100272320 - Laser pointing system: A system for pointing a laser beam is provided. The system comprises at least one processing laser source for emitting a processing laser beam toward a target, said processing beam being transmitted through a non-reflective zone of a first mirror, said mirror allowing return to an imaging system receiving an... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100272321 - Measuring apparatus, method, and program: The present invention relates to a measuring apparatus, method and program with which a distance between two points that are not within one photographing range can be easily measured. In an image in which a start point is set, a specified position address calculation circuit 43 stores the coordinates of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100272319 - Tomographic apparatus: The tomographic apparatus of this invention has an attenuation quantity calculating and adjusting unit, a filter length calculating unit, an attenuation correction function calculating unit and a transmission length calculating unit in an arithmetic processing unit. Thus, sectional images with a beam hardening correction can be acquired. The beam hardening... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100272322 - Correction for un-voluntary respiratory motion in cardiac ct: A CT angiography apparatus (10) compensates for respiratory motion. During a helical scan, a radiation source (16) and a detector (18) generate data sets corresponding to a plurality of sub-volumes of a blood vessel over a plurality of cardiac cycles. Sub-volume data sets corresponding to a selected cardiac phase are... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100272323 - Display apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing system: In a display apparatus connected to an image processing apparatus which detects the change amount in an input image and stores, as a detected image, an image during a period with a change amount equal to or more than a predetermined amount, the change log of the change amount and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100272324 - Method of modelling an underground heterogeneous medium from multipoint statistics: A method of constructing an image representing the distribution of a categorical physical property representative of an underground zone having applications for petroleum reservoir development. A first training image representative of a geometrical structure of the categorical property is constructed. Training images representative of the distributions of several auxiliary properties... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100272325 - Method for transforming a feature vector: The present invention relates to a method for transforming a feature vector comprising a first and a second feature represented by a first and a second feature value, respectively, into a feature code using an encoder, said feature code usable in an algorithm and having a predetermined number of bits,... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100272326 - Registration device, authentication device, registration method and authentication method: The present invention suggests a registration apparatus and a registration method that are capable of reducing occupancy of a memory storing biometric information, and an authentication apparatus and an authentication method that are capable of shortening an authentication time. There are provided a non-vein information obtaining unit (22) that obtains... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100272327 - Task-based imaging systems: A method for generating an output image of a scene is disclosed. A detector of a task-based imaging system includes a plurality of pixels, and the scene includes at least one object located at a given object distance within a range of object distances between the object and the imaging... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100272328 - Face authentication system and authentication method thereof: The present invention relates to a face authentication system and an authentication method thereof. The system includes a photographing unit for detecting a face image of an authentication target person by using an auto focus lens equipped therewith; a distance extraction unit for extracting a distance from the photographing unit... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100272329 - Fingerprint sensing assemblies and methods of making: A fingerprint sensing module includes a sensor substrate having a sensing side and a circuit side, an image sensor including conductive traces on the circuit side of the sensor substrate, and a sensor circuit including at least one integrated circuit mounted on the circuit side of the sensor substrate and... Agent: Stevens Law Group
20100272330 - Anatomically constrained image registration: The invention relates to a system (100) for registering an atlas image from an atlas of multidimensional images with an objective image, the system comprising a generation unit (105) for generating a candidate transformation for transforming a first region of the atlas image, a transformation unit (110) for transforming the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100272333 - Method and apparatus for characterizing pigment spots: A method involving filters of an extracted plane from a digital image of an area of skin to obtain a first ripple image and a second roughness image, from which appropriate computation devices are used to calculate different types of gray levels to characterize a pigment spot, notably with regard... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100272332 - Method and system for characterization of knee joint morphology: A method and system for characterizing a knee joint in terms of its skeletal morphology. A plurality of loci associated with a model of skeletal structure of a knee joint are fitted and used to parameterize positions of the plurality of loci in a given subject and, thereby, to derive... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20100272331 - Method for assessing measurement quality and device for imaging the interior of media: A method for assessing measurement quality in acquisition of an image of the interior of a medium (1) is provided. The method comprises the steps: subsequently irradiating the medium (1) with light from a plurality of different source positions (s) and, for each source position, detecting light emanating from the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100272334 - Microscope system, specimen observation method, and computer program product: A microscope system includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring a spectral image of a specimen by using a microscope, a structure specifying unit for specifying an extraction target structure in the specimen, a display method specifying unit for specifying a display method of the extraction target structure, a structure... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20100272339 - Calibration of a multi-pinhole spect system without pre-knowledge of point source markers 3d coordinates: A system and method is provided for reconstructing single photon emission computed tomography data acquired with a pinhole collimator without pre-knowledge of 3D coordinates of point source markers. The system and method include reiteratively applying a downhill simplex process to determine a first parameter and a second parameter, keeping a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100272335 - Image reconstruction using data ordering: Methods, systems and apparatuses for processing data associated with nuclear medical imaging techniques are provided. Data is ordered in LUT's and memory structures. Articles of manufacture are provided for causing computers to carry out aspects of the invention. Data elements are ordered into a plurality of ordered data groups according... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100272336 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: In a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, signals are measured with moving a table to obtain multiple data sets, and inverse Fourier transform of each data set is carried out in the read-out direction to obtain hybrid data. One-dimensional data are extracted from each hybrid data at a border with respect... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100272337 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: While removing signals unnecessary for measuring signals from a metabolite, data required for eddy current correction are obtained in a short period of time. Signals from an unnecessary substance which is not an object of the measurement are removed, and phase data for correcting spectral distortion caused by an eddy... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100272341 - Method and apparatus for small pulmonary nodule computer aided diagnosis from computed tomography scans: The present invention is a multi-stage detection algorithm using a successive nodule candidate refinement approach. The detection algorithm involves four major steps. First, a lung region is segmented from a whole lung CT scan. This is followed by a hypothesis generation stage in which nodule candidate locations are identified from... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100272338 - Method and system for cross-modality case-based computer-aided diagnosis: A system and method for cross-modality case-based computer-aided diagnosis comprises storing a plurality of cases, each case including at least one image of one of a plurality of modalities and non-image information, mapping a feature relationship between a feature from images of a first modality to a feature from images... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100272342 - Method of reconstructing computed tomography (ct) volumes suitable for execution on commodity central processing units (cpus) and graphics processors, and apparatus operating in accord with those methods (rotational x-ray on gpus): The invention provides in one aspect methods and apparatus for use with C-arm and other CT systems, e.g., with non-rigid geometries. In such systems, by way of example, calibration can be performed to determine the exact position of the x-ray source and the exact orientation of the detector where each... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP
20100272340 - Noise reduction of images: A method of reducing noise in an image, comprising: a) for each pixel being examined in the image, selecting a set of search pixels; b) calculating a value of one or more features of a neighborhood of each search pixel, and a value of corresponding features of a neighborhood of... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20100272344 - Image display apparatus and x-ray diagnosis apparatus: An X-ray perfusion-image creating unit creates an X-ray perfusion image indicating blood flow dynamics in a certain organ from an X-ray projection image of a subject given with a contrast agent. An image correction unit extracts thickness information indicating the thickness of a myocardium from a three-dimensional image taken by... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100272343 - Photographic information processing apparatus and photographic information processing method: A photographic information processing apparatus corrects photographic information based on temporarily determined photographic information relating to a photographing operation. The photographic information processing apparatus includes a photographic information correction determination unit determines whether correction of the photographic information is required based on an operation by an operator, an image data... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100272345 - Method for performing counts within a biologic fluid sample: A method for enumerating cellular elements and particulates within a biologic fluid sample is provided. According to one aspect of the invention, the method includes the steps of: a) providing a chamber formed between a first planar member that is transparent and a second planar member, which members are separated... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20100272346 - System and method for measuring form and position tolerances of an object: A method for measuring form and position tolerances of an object receives a preselected feature element to be fitted from an image of a measured object, obtains a reference feature element from an image of a reference object corresponding to the measured object. The method further fits a feature element... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100272347 - Systems and methods for dynamic alignment beam calibration: A method for performing DA (Dynamic Alignment) beam calibration in a plasma processing system is provided. The method including acquiring a positional difference, the positional difference is acquired using an optical imaging approach. The optical imaging approach comprising of positioning the wafer on the end effector, taking a still image... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20100272348 - Transprojection of geometry data: Systems and methods for transprojection of geometry data acquired by a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The CMM acquires geometry data corresponding to 3D coordinate measurements collected by a measuring probe that are transformed into scaled 2D data that is transprojected upon various digital object image views captured by a camera.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20100272351 - Information processing apparatus and method for detecting object in image data: Learning is sequentially executed with respect to weak discriminators based on learning data held in a storage device. Upon learning, an evaluation value for the weak discriminator is calculated. It is discriminated, based on a shift of the evaluation value, whether or not the learning is overlearning. If it is... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100272350 - Methods and apparatus to perform image classification based on pseudorandom features: Example methods and apparatus to perform image classification based on pseudorandom features are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes generating first and second pseudorandom numbers, extracting a first feature of an image based on the first and second pseudorandom numbers, and determining a classification for the image based on the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100272349 - Real-time annotation of images in a human assistive environment: A method, information processing system, and computer program storage product annotate video images associated with an environmental situation based on detected actions of a human interacting with the environmental situation. A set of real-time video images are received that are captured by at least one video camera associated with an... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100272354 - Method for collecting data for color measurements from a digital electronic image capturing device or system: A method for providing an intensity or brightness measurement using a digital image-capturing device comprising: selecting a target area within a field of view of the image-capturing device, the target area containing pixels; determining the brightness of pixels in the target area; accumulating the brightness values of the pixels in... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20100272353 - Method, apparatus and computer program for adaptive black point compensation: A system and method for carrying out improved spatial and color adaptive gamut mapping algorithms, based on image decomposition in two bands Ihigh and Ilow using 5D bilateral filtering. A function g( ) applied to the low-pass band Ilow carries out black point compensation followed by a gamut clipping algorithm.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100272352 - Pixel processing method and apparatus thereof: A pixel processing method includes: selecting a first plurality of color component values of a first plurality of pixels within a pixel block in a buffering device, performing a first color component process upon a first target pixel in the first plurality of pixels to determine a first target color... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100272355 - Adaptive spatial gamut mapping via dynamic thresholding: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for performing spatial gamut mapping on a received input color image having a plurality of pixels. A standard gamut-mapping algorithm is applied to the input color image to produce a gamut-mapped color image. A difference is computed between a selected channel... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100272356 - Device and method for estimating whether an image is blurred: A method for estimating whether an image (14) is either blurred or sharp includes the steps of (i) determining an image gradient histogram distrbution (410) of at least a portion of the image (14), (ii) comparing at least a portion of the image gradient histogram distribution (410) to a Gaussian... Agent: Roeder & Broder LLP
20100272358 - Image processing apparatus and program storage medium: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment that processes time-series images that include a plurality of images captured in time series includes an interval setting unit that sets a time-series interval on the basis of a variation between images of the time-series images; and an area classifying unit that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100272357 - Method of image segmentation: A method of segmenting a digital image comprising the steps of performing a preliminary segmentation of the image into sub objects, defining a model object by selecting sub objects that define the model object, providing sub-object and model object features, using a fuzzy logic inference system to calculate segmentation parameters... Agent: Stikeman Elliott LLP
20100272360 - Method for outputting consecutive characters in video-recording mode: The invention discloses a method for outputting consecutive characters in a video-recording mode. The method includes obtaining a first image and a second image from an object, comparing the first image and the second image to obtain a third image which is the overlapping part of the first image and... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100272359 - Method for resolving contradicting output data from an optical character recognition (ocr) system, wherein the output data comprises more than one recognition alternative for an image of a character: The present invention is related to a method for resolving contradicting output data from an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system providing a conversion of pixelized documents into computer coded text as the output data, wherein the OCR output data comprises at least a first and second character listed as being... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100272362 - Image forming apparatus for extracting hand-written image: An image forming apparatus that allows easy and reliable extraction of a hand-written image and allowing reliable execution of a desired process on image data based on the hand-written image is provided. For this purpose, during a mark adding process, a scanner unit and an image processing unit form YMCK... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100272361 - System and methods for arabic text recognition based on effective arabic text feature extraction: A method for automatically recognizing Arabic text includes digitizing a line of Arabic characters to form a two-dimensional array of pixels each associated with a pixel value, wherein the pixel value is expressed in a binary number, dividing the line of the Arabic characters into a plurality of line images,... Agent: Xin Wen
20100272363 - Face searching and detection in a digital image acquisition device: A method of detecting a face in an image includes performing face detection within a first window of the image at a first location. A confidence level is obtained from the face detection indicating a probability of the image including a face at or in the vicinity of the first... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20100272364 - Image editing system and method: An image editing system examines plurality of first images from a video input unit to obtain coordinates of key portion of a first image, and stores the coordinates of the key portions into a storage system. The image editing system further stores a plurality of second images, and reads the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100272366 - Method and device of detecting object in image and system including the device: The present invention provides a method for detecting a specific object in an image to be detected, including: a feature extraction step for extracting an image feature of the image to be detected; and a detection step for detecting detection windows with various sizes of the image to be detected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100272365 - Picture processing method and picture processing apparatus: Shot groups that include face areas and satisfy a predetermined criterion are selected out of shot groups that are sets of similar shots. Face areas included in the same shot group are classified according to features. A classified face area group included in the same shot group is presumed to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100272368 - Image previewing system capable of automatically magnifying face portion in image and magnifying method thereof: An image previewing system includes a display unit, a face portion recognition unit, a selecting unit, a comparing unit and a magnifying unit. The display unit comprises a screen configured to show an image. The face portion recognition unit is configured to recognize any human face contained in the image... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100272369 - Image processing apparatus: Multi-resolution images of a reference image and a target image are generated. Then, whole-range matching is performed on an image of a lower resolution to detect a two-dimensional displacement between the images. Block matching is performed on an image of a higher resolution to detect a displacement at each feature... Agent: Yasuo Muramatsu Muramatsu & Associates
20100272367 - Image processing using geodesic forests: Image processing using geodesic forests is described. In an example, a geodesic forest engine determines geodesic shortest-path distances between each image element and a seed region specified in the image in order to form a geodesic forest data structure. The geodesic distances take into account gradients in the image of... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100272370 - Determination of tire parameters for configurable application of a tire dressing: A tire dressing system includes an imaging device that captures an image of a vehicle tire or portion thereof and at least one application device that applies tire dressing to the tire based on the captured image. The system determines one or more tire parameters based on the captured image.... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20100272371 - Pattern recognition system, pattern recognition method, and pattern recognition program: A pattern recognition system, pattern recognition method, and pattern recognition program capable of increasing the accuracy in computing the false acceptance probability and capable of ensuring a stable security strength are provided. Pattern recognition systems 10 and 10a comprise a first probability computation unit 32, and a second probability computation... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100272372 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an edge keeping index (EKI) generating unit and a noise reducing unit. The image decoding unit decodes a data stream to generate a plurality of image comprising at least a current image having the target pixel. The adjusting unit, coupled to the image decoding unit,... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100272373 - Method, system and computer program product for optimization of data compression: A sequence of n coefficients is compressed by determining a cost-determined sequence of n coefficient indices represented by a cost-determined sequence of (run, index derivative) pairs under a given quantization table and run-index derivative coding distribution, wherein each sequence of (run, index derivative) pairs defines a corresponding sequence of coefficient... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100272374 - Dct-based technique with rhombus scanning for image compression: A DCT-based technique with rhombus scanning for image compression. A flipped-kernel discrete cosine transform is applied to an eight by eight pixel sub-block of the sixteen by sixteen pixel block. A visually insignificant information is removed from the eight by eight pixel sub-block. A quantization method is used to remove... Agent: Raj Abhyanker, P.C.
20100272375 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus that performs filter processing of image data includes a filter processing unit that performs filter processing by reflecting a correction value in a pixel value, an adjustment value generation unit that generates a gain value based on display position of a pixel, and a correction value... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100272376 - Image processing system having scaling and sharpness device and method thereof: An image processing system having scaling and sharpness device and method thereof are described. The global frequency detecting unit calculates a vertical frequency level of the input pixels along a vertical direction and a horizontal frequency level along a horizontal direction. The gradient-calculating summation unit calculates a set of gradient... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20100266155 - Method and apparatus for assembling a targeted set of photographs: Apparatus and methods are provided for automatically dividing a collection of digital photographs into subject-specific sets. Before an event at which photographs are to be taken, information identifying some or all subjects is submitted to an automated facilitator. The facilitator generates slates comprising machine-scannable tags or codes, with each identified... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100266157 - Method for embedding watermark into an image and digital video recorder using said method: The present invention relates to a method for embedding and detecting watermark wherein forgery/alternation of image can be identified and the location of forgery/alternation can be verified by embedding and detecting watermark into a digital image which is shot in real time. Watermark is generated by using a quantized coefficient... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100266156 - Optical sedimentation recorder: A robotic optical sedimentation recorder is described for the recordation of carbon flux in the oceans wherein both POC and PIC particles are captured at the open end of a submersible sampling platform, the captured particles allowed to drift down onto a collection plate where they can be imaged over... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
20100266159 - Human tracking apparatus, human tracking method, and human tracking processing program: A human tracking apparatus and method capable of highly accurately tracking the movement of persons photographed in moving images includes: an image memory 107 that stores an inputted frame image; a human detecting unit 101 that detects persons photographed in the inputted frame image; a candidate registering unit 106 that... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100266160 - Image sensing apparatus and data structure of image file: An image sensing apparatus includes an image sensing portion which generates image data of an image by image sensing, and a record control portion which records image data of a main image generated by the image sensing portion together with main additional information obtained from the main image in a... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100266161 - Method and apparatus for producing lane information: A method of producing lane information for use in a map database is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes acquiring one or more source images of a road surface and associated position and orientation data, the road having a direction and lane markings parallel to the direction... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100266162 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for protecting information on a user interface based on a viewability of the information: Methods, systems, and computer program products for protecting information on a user interface based on a viewability of the information are disclosed. According to one method, a viewing position of a person other than a user with respect to information on a user interface is identified. An information viewability threshold... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A.
20100266158 - System and method for optically tracking a mobile device: A system and method for optically tracking a mobile device uses a first displacement value along a first direction and a second displacement value along a second direction, which are produced using frames of image data of a navigation surface, to compute first and second tracking values that indicate the... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20100266164 - Method and apparatus for making and detecting a document verification indicator using optical pattern encryption: A method and apparatus for creating and detecting an optically encoded document having a uniquely designed document verification indicator is disclosed. One embodiment includes applying a spatially varying Brewster angle pattern on a substrate. Another embodiment includes an apparatus for detecting the spatially varying Brewster angle pattern including a light... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center
20100266163 - Method and system for deterministic document quality assurance: A method and system for automating quality assurance for one or more documents, including a repository configured for electronically storing a plurality of forms; a computing subsystem for: accessing at least one of the plurality of forms, and selectively encoding the at least one of the plurality of forms with... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20100266165 - Methods and systems for biometric identification: A method for identifying an iris image can include obtaining an iris image of an eye, segmenting the iris image, generating, from the segmented iris image, a normalized iris image, and generating, from the normalized iris image, an iris template. The method can also include generating a modified iris template... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.C.
20100266166 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes: a sequence creating section configured to create a plurality of sequences in such a manner that one sequence includes consecutive face images of a same person in video image data; a similarity calculating section configured to calculate a first similarity of each pair in a... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20100266167 - Method and apparatus for encouraging social networking through employment of facial feature comparison and matching: A social networking site providing facial similarity matching services to subscribers to the social networking site. A subscriber may upload a digital image of himself and have it compared to digital images of other member subscribers using software to interpret points of comparison on each digital image. Subscribers may effect... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20100266169 - Biometric information obtainment apparatus, biometric information obtainment method, computer-readable recording medium on or in which biometric information obtainment program is recorded, and biometric authentication apparatus: A biometric information sensing apparatus, including a width detection device that detects a width of a biometric part in a biometric information image collected by a collection device that collects the biometric information image of the biometric part; a narrowing position detection device that detects a narrowing position of the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100266168 - Fingerprint matching method and apparatus: Exemplary embodiments of method and apparatus for processing the images of fingerprints can be provided. For example, aligned images can be subjected to a tessellation process, whereas each image can be partitioned into a number of regions. Within each region at least one parameter associated with the ridges can be... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100266174 - method of retrieving data from a medical image data set: The present invention discloses a method of retrieving a plurality of data slices from a medical image data set (5), the method comprising the steps of: a) displaying an indicator (10, 20) associated with the plurality of data slices; b) selecting the indicator (10, 20) based on a user input;... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100266173 - Computer-aided detection (cad) of a disease: The present invention relates to a method for performing computer-aided detection (CAD) of a disease, e.g. lung tumours, on a medical image data set (20) from a imaging modality, such as MRI or CT. Initially, there is perform a segmentation of the medical image data set (20) using an anatomical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100266176 - Diagnosis assisting apparatus, diagnosis assisting method, and storage medium having a diagnosis assisting program recorded therein: A cardiac cavity region is extracted from a three dimensional functional image that represents evaluation index data of cardiac functions, and a cardiac function bulls eye image that represents the functions of the cardiac cavity is generated. Coronary artery image data are extracted from three dimensional anatomical images that represents... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100266172 - Dynamic method and system for representing a three dimensional object navigated from within: A system and method for presenting a navigable view of a virtual model of a three dimensional object comprising a virtual three dimensional topographic framework and at least one visual representation of an internal region of the object imaged within a sample of the object. The visual representation is superimposed... Agent: Robert G. Lev
20100266175 - Image and data segmentation: Approaches to segmentation or detection of objects and their boundaries in images (or other data sets) do not rely on machine learning approaches that aim to minimize pixel-level agreement between a computer and a human. Optimizing such pixel-level agreement does not, in general, provide the best possible result if boundary... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100266171 - Image formation apparatus and method for nuclear imaging: An image generating apparatus for image generation is provided. The image generating apparatus includes a movable detector for detecting nuclear radiation during a detection period and an evaluation system. The evaluation system includes an interface system for transmitting detector data to the evaluation system. The detector data include information about... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100266170 - Methods and systems for fully automatic segmentation of medical images: Methods and systems dedicated to automatic object segmentation from image data are provided. In a first step a fuzzy seed set is generated that is learned from training data. The fuzzy seed set is registered to image data containing an object that needs to be segmented from a background. In... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100266177 - Signal processing by iterative deconvolution of time series data: A signal processing method is provided and involves iteratively deconvoluting at least one digital signal data set with respect to time. A signal processor is also provided that can perform a signal processing method for iteratively deconvoluting at least one digital signal data set. Also provided is an instruction set... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20100266182 - Apparatus for determining a parameter of a moving object: The present invention relates to an apparatus for determining a parameter of a moving object, wherein the apparatus comprises an adaptive model providing unit (12) for providing an adaptive model of the object. The user can define the region of the adaptive model by a user interface (13). The apparatus... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100266181 - Device and method for producing a ct reconstruction of an object comprising a high-resolution object region of interest: A CT reconstruction of an object including a high-resolution object region of interest may be produced in an artefact-free manner by producing a first projection data set of a first region of the object that encloses the object region of interest and includes at least one projection recording of a... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100266185 - Malignant tissue recognition model for the prostate: Techniques for automated classification of 1H-MRSI voxels of the human prostate to draw a radiologist's attention include receiving spectra for voxels from a scan of a human prostate, and segregating the voxels by anatomical zone of the prostate where voxels would be expected to have similar spectral signatures. In some... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.c
20100266184 - Medical image management apparatus and method, and recording medium: A medical-image management apparatus includes: an information obtainment means that obtains information representing a region of a subject represented in a three-dimensional image constructed based on a plurality of slice images captured by a medical-image imaging apparatus, the plurality of slice images being adjacent to each other in a predetermined... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100266186 - Method for processing a distortion-corrected 2d or 3d reconstruction image recorded by a magnetic resonance device: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for processing a 2D or 3D reconstruction image is disclosed which is recorded by a magnetic resonance device, including a gradient coil that generates a gradient field, and is distortion-corrected with regard to a given non-linearity—leading to an image distortion—of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100266183 - Method of generating a multiscale contrast enhanced image: A digital image signal is decomposed into a multi-scale representation comprising detail images and approximation images. Translation difference images are computed by subtracting an approximation image at scale s and a translated version of that approximation image. The values of the translation difference images are non-linearly modified. An amplification image... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100266180 - Signal processing method and apparatus: A signal processing method that includes inputting sample values of a signal and considering the signal to have a plurality of portions. For each portion, a predetermined function is fitted to the sample values of that portion of the signal by calculating values of coefficients for that predetermined function. At... Agent: Rim
20100266178 - System and method for acceleration of image reconstruction: A method for reconstructing an image from emission data includes generating a compressed point-spread function matrix, generating an accumulated attenuation factor; and performing at least one image projection operation on an image matrix of the emission data using the compressed point-spread function matrix and the accumulated attenuation factor. The image... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100266179 - System and method for texture visualization and image analysis to differentiate between malignant and benign lesions: A system and method for the analysis and visualization of normal and abnormal tissues, objects and structures in digital images generated by medical image sources is provided. The present invention utilizes principles of Iterative Transformational Divergence in which objects in images, when subjected to special transformations, will exhibit radically different... Agent: Rene A. Vazquez
20100266187 - Apparatus and method for virtual flaw removal from x-ray sensitive plates: A system, a method, and computer readable media for generating a corrected image from image information extracted from an X-ray sensitive plate. First, flaw map image information is extracted from an X-ray sensitive plate in order to determine any flaws (e.g., scratches) on the plate. Then the plate is exposed... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20100266188 - Chest x-ray registration, subtraction and display: Images may be registered by performing a number of operations that may include coarse alignment, coarse registration, and fine registration. The finely-registered images may be subtracted to obtain a residual image.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100266189 - Multi-scale image normalization and enhancement: An image may be processed to normalize and/or remove noise from the image. The processing of the image may involve decomposition of the image into multiple components and subsequent gray scale registration across multiple scales.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100266190 - System for quantification of neovasculature in ct volumes: When quantifying neo-vasculature growth measured using a CT scanner (10), a known blood voxel is identified and adjoining voxels are compared thereto by a quantifier (52) to determine whether they are blood voxels, in order to grow a 3D image of the blood vessels. A removable Hounsfield calibration phantom (56)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100266192 - Counting biological agents on biological growth plates: The invention is directed to counting techniques for counting biological agents on a biological growth plate or similar medium. In order to automate the counting of biological agents, a biological growth plate is inserted into a biological scanning unit. Upon insertion of the biological growth plate, the biological scanning unit... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100266191 - Method for quantifying an underlying property of a multitude of samples: An approach for quantification of an underlying property of a multitude of samples, e.g. cellular biological samples, is described. In an exemplary application, input measures are mean pixel intensities from different segments of individual cells on original and filtered images. In another exemplary application, input measures are pixel intensities from... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100266193 - Electronic part recognition apparatus and chip mounter having the same: An electronic part recognition apparatus and a chip mounter having the same are provided. The apparatus includes a part conveyor unit for moving an electronic part along a path and mounting the part at a mounting position, a position recognition portion for continuously recognizing position information of the part conveyor... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100266194 - Method of determining defect size of pattern used to evaluate defect detection sensitivity and method of creating sensitivity table: A defect size determining method measures a dimension A2 of a reference pattern 11s, a dimension B2 of an adjacent pattern 12s formed adjacent the reference pattern 11s, a dimension A1 of an evaluation pattern 11, and a dimension B1 of an adjacent pattern 12 formed adjacent the evaluation pattern... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100266195 - Defect inspecting method, defect inspecting apparatus, and storage medium storing defect inspection program: There is provided a database storing reference data including a plurality of reference image data, which are obtained by imaging reference substrates, respectively, wherein each of the reference substrates lacks only one of the films of different kinds but includes remainder of the films of different kinds, and wherein in... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100266196 - Photovoltaic devices inspection apparatus and method of determining defects in photovoltaic devices: A constant electric current is applied to the photovoltaic cells to cause electroluminescence (S7), the light emitted from each cell is photographed cell by cell (S10), and the photographed cell image is enhanced and a shape of a dark region is analyzed (S50) to determine whether the cell is defective... Agent: Joseph P. Farrar
20100266197 - Hole punch die identification in a document reproduction system: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for determining which hole punch die is installed on a multifunction document reproduction device. A document scanner of a document reproduction system is used to scan a sample page that has been hole-punched by the presently installed punch die. The pattern... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100266198 - Apparatus, method, and medium of converting 2d image 3d image based on visual attention: A method, apparatus, and medium of converting a two-dimensional (2D) image to a three-dimensional (3D) image based on visual attention are provided. A visual attention map including visual attention information, which is information about a significance of an object in a 2D image, may be generated. Parallax information including information... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100266199 - Color-image representative color decision apparatus and method of controlling operation thereof: A color that readily leaves an impression is adopted as the representative color of a color image. Pixels that form a color image are distributed in L*a*b* color space and are projected onto the a*b* plane. The pixels are grouped and the color at the centroid position of each group... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100266200 - Image analysis through neural network using image average color: Architecture for comparing images by building an initial map from the average color and an inserted blackened area. Accordingly, a map can be built that is more information-rich and smaller, thereby making the system more efficient. The architecture employs a Kohonen neural network (or self-organizing map (SOM)) by guiding the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100266202 - Imaging processor, body-introducable apparatus, medical system and image processing method: An imaging processor includes an amplifier that increases luminance indicated by green and blue image data on the basis of luminance indicated by red image data out of a plurality of pieces of image data in respective wavelength components, which are pieces of image data representing the same area.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100266201 - System and method for performing image correction: A system and method for correcting image data. Embodiments of the present invention provide image correction to overcome various lens effects, optical crosstalk, and electrical crosstalk. In one embodiment, the method includes accessing, within an electronic system, a plurality of control points for a patch of a spline surface and... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100266203 - Pixel processing: A method of processing pixels of an image comprises determining the most homogenous region of the image, calculating a threshold (th) according to the content of the determined region, selecting pixels in the image according to the calculated threshold (th), and applying a gain to the selected pixels. The method... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100266204 - Method and system for threat image projection: A method and system for Threat Image Projection (TIP) data collection and image transformation of the TIP image data for inserting threat images in images of scanned objects, such as scanned luggage. A few scans for each threat object at predefined orientations can be stored in the system database and... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100266205 - Device and method to assist user in conducting a transaction with a machine: A device for assisting a user to perform a transaction on a machine is described. The device receives data that specifies a transaction mode to use for processing an image and accesses a knowledge base to provide data to configure the device for the transaction mode, the data including data... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100266206 - Method and computer-readable recording medium for adjusting pose at the time of taking photos of himself or herself: A method for helping a user to create digital data by informing if at least one face is fully included in a frame which is a predetermined area in a screen of a digital apparatus, includes the steps of: detecting the face and tracking the detected face during a preview... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20100266208 - Automated image cropping to include particular subjects: A digital image is automatically cropped to fit within a desired frame. The cropping is based on one or more of two identified portions of the image. One of the portions is an all-subjects portion that includes all the identified subjects of a particular type in the image. The other... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100266207 - Focus enhancing method for portrait in digital image: A focus enhancing method for a portrait in a digital image is applied to an electronic device capable of receiving or reading a digital image and executing a focus enhancing process with respect to a portrait in the digital image, wherein the focus enhancing process includes a foreground definition procedure... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100266209 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus which able to shorten processing time and includes an image inputting unit that inputs an image, a region division unit that generates region information by dividing an input image input by the image inputting unit into regions having a plurality of different... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100266210 - Predictive determination: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for a gesture recognizer system architecture. A recognizer engine is provided, which receives user motion data and provides that data to a plurality of filters. A filter corresponds to a gesture, that may then be tuned by an application receiving information from... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100266211 - method and a device for identifying a set of pixels, the values of which are intended to be used to determine the value of a target pixel: the set of pixels is selected (step E24) as the set of pixels the values of which are intended to be used to determine the value of the pixel if the normal of the direction of the first subset does not intersect the gradient direction of any pixel within the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100266212 - Estimating vanishing points in images: A digital image is processed to provide an estimation of the position in the image plane of a vanishing point. The processing includes detecting pairs of similar image patches and identifying a concurrent set of straight virtual lines that substantially converge at a point on the image plane, each line... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100266213 - Method of assessing people's self-presentation and actions to evaluate personality type, behavioral tendencies, credibility, motivations and other insights through facial muscle activity and expressions: A method of assessing an individual through facial muscle activity and expressions includes receiving a visual recording stored on a computer-readable medium of an individual's non-verbal responses to a stimulus, the non-verbal response comprising facial expressions of the individual. The recording is accessed to automatically detect and record expressional repositioning... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100266214 - Smart image enhancement process: Contrast and lightness measures are used to first classify the image as being one of non-turbid and turbid. If turbid, the original image is enhanced to generate a first enhanced image. If non-turbid, the original image is classified in terms of a merged contrast/lightness score based on the contrast and... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center
20100266215 - Variable-stride stream segmentation and multi-pattern matching: A variable-stride multi-pattern matching apparatus segments patterns and input streams into variable-size blocks according to a modified winnowing algorithm. The variable-stride pattern segments are used to determine the block-symbol alphabet for a variable-stride discrete finite automaton (VS-DFA) that is used for detecting the patterns in the input streams. Applications include... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.
20100266216 - Progressive mesh decoding apparatus and method: A progressive mesh decoding apparatus, a progressive mesh decoding method and a computer readable recording medium using the same are provided. In the progressive mesh decoding method, a first desired resolution mesh is progressively reconstructed from a base mesh through vertex addition. Vertex level information indicating a resolution level of... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100266217 - 3d contents data encoding/decoding apparatus and method: A 3D contents data encoding method includes receiving a plurality of primitive data contained in 3D contents data, and encoding each of the received primitive data in accordance with a predetermined encoding order for the primitive data.... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100266219 - Filter and method for removing image errors and associated display circuit: A filter for eliminating image errors, as well as associated method and TV signal display circuit, is provided to determine the filter coefficients according to the regularity of image errors in an image signal or a TV signal, thereby removing the image errors. The filter includes a plurality of multipliers... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100266218 - Method for deblurring an image that produces less ringing: A method for reducing blurring in a blurred image (14) of a scene (12) includes the steps of: (i) creating an edge mask (362) from the blurred image (14); (ii) extending the edge mask (362; (iii) forming an initial array (e.g. extending the blurred image (360); and (iv) performing Lucy-Richardson... Agent: Roeder & Broder LLP
20100266220 - Features-based 2d-3d image registration: An image registration apparatus comprises: a features detector (34) configured to extract a two-dimensional set of features (36) from a two-dimensional image (30) and to extract a three-dimensional set of features (38) from a three-dimensional image (32); a projection processor (40) configured to project three-dimensional data into two-dimensional projection data;... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100266221 - Difference image generation device, difference image generation method, and computer readable media: One exemplary embodiment includes a difference image generation device including a measurement unit and a scaling unit. The measurement unit measures a variation width of pixel values of a difference image signal obtained by performing subtraction processing on first and second input image signals. The scaling unit scales each pixel... Agent: Young & Thompson- None available for 10/01/2010
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