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Image analysis February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/24/2011 > 72 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110044492 - Adaptive voting experts for incremental segmentation of sequences with prediction in a video surveillance system: A sequence layer in a machine-learning engine configured to learn from the observations of a computer vision engine. In one embodiment, the machine-learning engine uses the voting experts to segment adaptive resonance theory (ART) network label sequences for different objects observed in a scene. The sequence layer may be configured... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20110044493 - Apparatus to facilitate capturing samples as pertain to an object to be imaged and corresponding method: One facilitates capturing samples as pertain to an object to be imaged by providing N pulsed sampling chains (where N is an integer greater than 1) where these sampling chains are in planes substantially parallel to one another and are substantially equidistant from adjacent others by a given distance. By... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery Varian Medical Systems
20110044495 - Method and apparatus for gas detection based on spectral spatial misregistration: In accordance with one embodiment, a method for remote identification of at least one gas includes sampling a plurality of spectral images of a scene wherein each spectral image is sampled at a different wavelength, providing a reference spectral image, and generating a spatial displacement expression by detecting the spatial... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20110044496 - Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation: A multi-state light modulator comprises a first reflector. A first electrode is positioned at a distance from the first reflector. A second reflector is positioned between the first reflector and the first electrode. The second reflector is movable between an undriven position, a first driven position, and a second driven... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20110044494 - Quantization-based data embedding in mapped data: Novel methods and systems for quantization based data embedding and reading in host signals, such as image, audio and video signals. To embed auxiliary data in a host signal, an embedder maps the host signal from a first domain into a mapped signal in a second domain. The embedder performs... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110044508 - Apparatus and method for ray tracing using path preprocess: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for ray-tracing using a path preprocess. The method for ray-tracing including launching a ray from a transmitting point at angles with regular intervals, setting a first side of an object where the launched ray is projected as a reference patch, and searching predetermined preprocessed... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20110044505 - Equipment operation safety monitoring system and method and computer-readable medium recording program for executing the same: Provided are equipment operation safety monitoring system and method and computer-readable medium having a program recorded thereon, the program allowing a computer to execute the method. The equipment operation safety monitoring system includes an image input unit, an integrated image generation unit, a guideline generation unit, and an image output... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110044504 - Information processing device, information processing method and program: An information processing device, including: a three-dimensional information generating section for obtaining position and attitude of a moving camera or three-dimensional positions of feature points by successively receiving captured images from different viewpoints, and updating status data using observation information which includes tracking information of the feature points, the status... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110044499 - Inter-trajectory anomaly detection using adaptive voting experts in a video surveillance system: A sequence layer in a machine-learning engine configured to learn from the observations of a computer vision engine. In one embodiment, the machine-learning engine uses the voting experts to segment adaptive resonance theory (ART) network label sequences for different objects observed in a scene. The sequence layer may be configured... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20110044500 - Light information receiving method, unit and method for recognition of light-emitting objects: A light information receiving method, a method and a unit for the recognition of light-emitting objects are provided. The light information receiving method includes the following steps. A light-emitting object array is captured to obtain a plurality of images, wherein the light-emitting object array includes at least one light-emitting object.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20110044507 - Method and assistance system for detecting objects in the surrounding area of a vehicle: A method for determining relevant objects in a vehicle moving on a roadway An assistance function is executed in relation to a position of a relevant object, and the relevant objects are determined on the basis of an image evaluation of images of a surrounding area of the vehicle. The... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20110044502 - Motion detection method, apparatus and system: A motion detection method, apparatus and system are disclosed in the present invention, which relates to the video image processing field. The present invention can effectively overcome the influence of the background on motion detection and the problem of object “conglutination” to avoid false detection, thereby accomplishing object detection in... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20110044497 - System, method and program product for camera-based object analysis: A system, method and program product for camera-based object analyses including object recognition, object detection, and/or object categorization. An exemplary embodiment of the computerized method for analyzing objects in images obtained from a camera system includes receiving image(s) having pixels from the camera system; calculating a pool of features for... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20110044501 - Systems and methods for personalized motion control: End users, unskilled in the art, generating motion recognizers from example motions, without substantial programming, without limitation to any fixed set of well-known gestures, and without limitation to motions that occur substantially in a plane, or are substantially predefined in scope. From example motions for each class of motion to... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Agency
20110044506 - Target analysis apparatus, method and computer-readable medium: Provided is a target analysis apparatus, method and computer-readable medium based on a depth image and an intensity image of a target is provided. The target analysis apparatus may include a body detection unit to detect a body of the target from the intensity image of the target, a foreground... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110044503 - Vehicle travel support device, vehicle, vehicle travel support program: A vehicle travel support device determines presence of a recognition inhibiting factor of a lane mark on a road on which a vehicle is traveling with high accuracy irrespective of an imaging history by a vehicular camera from the same position. The vehicle travel support system generates an edge image... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20110044498 - Visualizing and updating learned trajectories in video surveillance systems: Techniques are disclosed for visually conveying a trajectory map. The trajectory map provides users with a visualization of data observed by a machine-learning engine of a behavior recognition system. Further, the visualization may provide an interface used to guide system behavior. For example, the interface may be used to specify... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20110044509 - Bridge structural safety monitoring system and method thereof: The present invention discloses a bridge structural safety monitoring system and a bridge structural safety monitoring method. The method includes the steps of capturing an image of a monitoring area of a bridge to create a standard image of the bridge operated at normal conditions, capturing images of the monitoring... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20110044510 - Optical control method for further print processing: Optical control method and apparatus for application in the further print processing of large-area printed products, in which the large-area printed products are moved along a conveyance path past at least one optical sensor (16). The optical sensor herein detects current images (22) which show at least sections of the... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson
20110044511 - Image mapping to provide visual geographic path: Provided is a computer system and method for mapping a visual path. The method includes receiving one or more images included in a predefined area; receiving one or more parameters associated with the image; and integrating the images and parameters into a map of the predefined area to enable mapping... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20110044512 - Automatic image tagging: A method of automatic tagging of images on an image hosting website includes receiving at least one image, locating faces and/or people in the received image, recognizing features of the located faces and/or people, and automatically tagging the located faces and/or people in response to the recognizing.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Fox Entertainment Group
20110044514 - Automatic identification of fingerprint inpainting target areas: A system and method for inpainting areas in a fingerprint image is provided. The method includes the steps of dividing a fingerprint image into a plurality of image blocks (506) and computing a plurality of block scores for the plurality of image blocks (508). The method also includes generating a... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Fox Rothschild, LLP
20110044513 - Method for n-wise registration and mosaicing of partial prints: A method and system for synthesizing multiple fingerprint images into a single synthesized fingerprint template. Sets of features are extracted from each of three or more fingerprint images. Pair-wise comparisons identifying correspondences between sets of features are performed between each set of features and every other set of features. Transformations... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Fox Rothschild, LLP
20110044517 - Apparatus for acquiring multilayer panoramic images and method for acquiring panoramic images: The present invention relates to a panoramic image acquisition apparatus and method, and, more particularly, to a multilayer panoramic image acquisition apparatus and method, which is capable of acquiring images of a plurality of image layers at a single time by synchronizing sections where X-rays are radiated onto the plurality... Agent: Park Law Firm
20110044516 - Contrast improvement method and system for photoacoustic imaging: A contrast improvement method and system for photoacoustic imaging decomposes a photoacoustic image into a plurality of subband images using a set of filters, and integrates the subband images to form an integrated image. The subband images may be pseudo colored and weighted to improve contrast of the photoacoustic image.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110044518 - Data management in a linear-array-based microscope slide scanner: Systems and methods for processing, storing, and viewing extremely large imagery data rapidly produced by a linear-array-based microscope slide scanner are provided. The system receives, processes, and stores imagery data produced by the linear scanner as a series of overlapping image stripes and combines the data into a seamless and... Agent: Pattric J. Rawlins / Aperio Technologies, Inc. Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
20110044515 - Device, system and method for automatic detection of contractile activity in an image frame: A device, system and method for automatic detection of contractile activity of a body lumen in an image frame is provided, wherein image frames during contractile activity are captured and/or image frames including contractile activity are automatically detected, such as through pattern recognition and/or feature extraction to trace image frames... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20110044519 - Multi-function, foot-activated controller for imaging system: A foot-activated controller (70) for an imaging system (10) is disclosed. The foot-activated controller (70) may include a first controller section (80) and a second controller section (90) that may be disposed in each of a joined or separated state or configuration. The first controller section (80) may incorporate one... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20110044520 - Medical x-ray ct imaging apparatus: A medical X-ray CT imaging apparatus is capable of performing efficient CT imaging of living organs symmetrically located with respect to a predetermined plane. The medical X-ray CT imaging apparatus comprises an X-ray source (10), an X-ray detection means (20), a supporting means (30), a subject holding means (40), a... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20110044523 - Method for segmenting an organ in volume data records from magnetic resonance imaging: A method is disclosed for segmenting an organ, more particularly the liver, in n-channel volume data records from magnetic resonance imaging. In at least one embodiment of the method, probability distributions are generated on the basis of segmentation results from n-channel training data records, which probability distributions specify probabilities of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110044522 - System and method for segmenting m-mode ultrasound images showing blood vessel wall motion over time: The present invention uses a microprocessor, a memory storage device, and a segmentation program comprising a plurality of program modules containing computer-readable instructions that cause the microprocessor to measure the spatial offsets between all pairs of scans in an m-mode image of a blood vessel with a cross-correlation function, convert... Agent: Merck
20110044524 - Tool for accurate quantification in molecular mri: A method and apparatus is provided for magnetic source magnetic resonance imaging. The method includes collecting energy signals from an object, providing additional information of characteristics of the object, and generating the image of the object from the energy signals and from the additional information such that the image includes... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20110044521 - Tracking and representation of multi-dimensional organs: A method includes receiving data corresponding to a sequence of deformations of a surface of an object. The method also includes generating spherical harmonics expressions based on the data. The method includes identifying a subspace of the spherical harmonics expression corresponding to the surface.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20110044525 - Medical image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An embodiment of the present invention provides a medical apparatus which displays an image of an object collected by using a first radiography system and a second radiography system, including: an image processing unit adapted to acquire a three-dimensional image; a projection direction input unit used to input a projection... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110044526 - Process and apparatus for lung nodule segmentation in a chest radiograph: The present invention has disclosed a method and apparatus for lung nodule segmentation in a chest radiograph. The method comprises preprocessing the chest radiograph and propagating the segmentation in the image based on the fast marching method. The method further includes design of velocity function. With the present invention, a... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc. Attn: Patent Legal Staff
20110044527 - Methods and algorithms for cell enumeration in a low-cost cytometer: The enumeration of cells in fluids by flow cytometry is widely used across many disciplines such as assessment of leukocyte subsets in different bodily fluids or of bacterial contamination in environmental samples, food products and bodily fluids. For many applications the cost, size and complexity of the instruments prevents wider... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20110044528 - Inspection system: The entire surface of a photomask 101 is inspected after data and parameters of the lithography simulator are set in the operation setting screen of a control computer 110 and after the inspection system 100 is calibrated. The coordinates of a portion or portions determined in the inspection to be... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110044529 - Inspection system and inspection method: A control computer 110 determines, for each detected pattern defect, a defect inspection pattern area of predetermined X and Y dimensions containing the coordinates of the defect, then determines the clusters or cells whose reference points are located within the defect inspection pattern area. Then extracts the data of these... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110044532 - Functional-based knowledge analysis in a 2d and 3d visual environment: A method of creating a visual display based on a plurality of data sources is provided. An exemplary embodiment of the method comprises extracting a set of extracted data from the plurality of data sources and processing at least a portion of the extracted data with a set of knowledge... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20110044530 - Image classification using range information: A method of identifying an image classification for an input digital image comprising receiving an input digital image for a captured scene; receiving a range map which represents range information associated with the input digital image, wherein the range information represents distances between the captured scene and a known reference... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20110044531 - System and method for depth map extraction using region-based filtering: A system and method for extracting depth information from at least two images employing region-based filtering for reducing artifacts are provided. The present disclosure provides a post-processing algorithm or function for reducing the artifacts generated by scanline Dynamic Programming (DP) or other similar methods. The system and method provides for... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20110044533 - Visualizing and updating learned event maps in surveillance systems: Techniques are disclosed for visually conveying an event map. The event map may represent information learned by a surveillance system. A request may be received to view the event map for a specified scene. The event map may be generated, including a background model of the specified scene and at... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20110044534 - Hierarchical classifier for data classification: Described herein is a framework for constructing a hierarchical classifier for facilitating classification of digitized data. In one implementation, a divergence measure of a node of the hierarchical classifier is determined. Data at the node is divided into at least two child nodes based on a splitting criterion to form... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110044535 - Printing graphics with transparency on a postscript enabled image forming device: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for emulating transparency in a PostScript-enabled image forming device, such as a PostScript-enabled print device. The present system and method uses Adobe's DeviceN color space to support transparency printing on PostScript-enabled devices. The present method uses abstract data represented by a... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20110044537 - Background model for complex and dynamic scenes: Techniques are disclosed for learning and modeling a background for a complex and/or dynamic scene over a period of observations without supervision. A background/foreground component of a computer vision engine may be configured to model a scene using an array of ART networks. The ART networks learn the regularity and... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20110044539 - Information processing device, computer readable medium storing information processing program, and information processing method: An information processing device includes: a document receiving unit that receives a document containing at least one page, wherein positions of document components of a page of the at least one page are fixed within the page; a page dividing unit that divides the document received by the document receiving... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110044536 - Pixel-level based micro-feature extraction: Techniques are disclosed for extracting micro-features at a pixel-level based on characteristics of one or more images. Importantly, the extraction is unsupervised, i.e., performed independent of any training data that defines particular objects, allowing a behavior-recognition system to forgo a training phase and for object classification to proceed without being... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20110044538 - Soft decision making processes for analyzing images: A device may calculate a normalized value for each of a number of pixels in a frame of a video stream, by obtaining a first color from one of the pixels and a second color, by obtaining color components of the first color and the second color, by, for each... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20110044540 - Method for visualizing and comparing images or volumes of data of physical quantities: Method for visualizing and comparing two images or volumes of data of physical quantities or information referable to the same, recorded by means of suitable equipment, comprising the following steps: defining which of the two quantities will be represented as colour variations, and which as brightness variations; defining a chromatic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110044541 - System and method for backlit image detection: The subject application is directed to a system and method for detecting backlit images. Encoded color image data is first received into a computer having a processor and associated data storage. Histogram data is then calculated from the received encoded color image data, and a mid-tone range in normalized histogram... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20110044542 - Image processing device: An image processing device that processes multivalue image data includes: a histogram storage section that stores an appearance frequency of each of gradation values; a palette storage section that stores the gradation value that corresponds to each of index values; an output section that accesses the histogram storage section data... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20110044543 - Feature extraction method, and image recognition method and feature database creation method using the same: A feature extraction method includes: the step of grouping a cluster of features, in which an internal of the respective features is less than or equal to a predetermined grouping interval, to form a feature group, for a plurality of features of which feature information including at least information of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110044544 - Method and system for recognizing objects in an image based on characteristics of the objects: A characteristics-based image recognition method for recognizing objects in an image is implemented using an image sensor and a register. The image sensor has a plurality of pixel sensing elements. The method includes: setting a grayscale threshold value of the image; acquiring pixel values of each row sequentially in the... Agent: Tung & Associates Suite 120
20110044545 - Systems and methods to increase speed of object detection in a digital image: Systems and methods are disclosed that determine a largest patch size to traverse a digital image, analyze the digital image to detect one or more first objects of a size approximately the same as the largest patch size, and discontinue analyzing the digital image when the digital image includes the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110044546 - Image reconstruction from limited or incomplete data: A system and method are provided for reconstructing images from limited or incomplete data, such as few view data or limited angle data or truncated data (including exterior and interior data) generated from divergent beams. In one aspect of the invention, the method and apparatus iteratively constrains the variation of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110044547 - method and system for character recognition: Character recognition is described. In one embodiment, it may use matched sequences rather than character shape to determine a computer-legible result.... Agent: Perkins Coie, LLP
20110044548 - Automatic forms identification systems and methods: Systems and methods automatically generate a model of a form or other document and identify the form or other document. In one aspect, a system and method normalize an image of a document and identify the relative positions of vertical and horizontal lines in the normalized image. The relative positions... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20110044549 - Generation of video content from image sets: An image processing method comprises: clustering images of a set of images to generate a plurality of scenes each comprising an unordered cluster of images; ordering images within scenes respective to video coherence to generate ordered scenes comprising ordered sequences of images; and generating video content as images ordered in... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20110044550 - Inter-view strip modes with depth: Various implementations are described. Several implementations relate to one or more encoding modes that use depth information to determine a corresponding reference block. According to a general aspect, a portion of a first-view image from a first view in a multiple-view system is encoded. The portion is all or part... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20110044551 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding image using flexible orthogonal transform: A method and apparatus for encoding an image by freely combining a plurality of prediction schemes and a plurality of orthogonal transform schemes based on grouping and matching of the plurality of prediction schemes and the plurality of orthogonal transform schemes is provided.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110044553 - Device for processing images: An image processing device comprises a store (110) for receiving image data (8) with a pixel identifier and at least one piece of associated intensity data and a pilot (100) which is provided to call a reduction unit (120) with pixels to be weighted and, for each pixel, in order... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20110044552 - System and method for enhancement of images in a selected region of interest of a captured image: The subject application is directed to a system and method for image enhancement. Image data is received that contains a rectangular array of pixels encoded in a multidimensional color space. The image data is scaled to a scaled rectangular array having a smaller number of pixels such that both a... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20110044554 - Adaptive deblurring for camera-based document image processing: An image deblurring method for camera-based document image processing is described. A document image captured by a digital camera is divided into multiple overlapping or non-overlapping sub-images. A point spread function is derived for each sub-image by analyzing the gradient information along edges contained in the sub-image. Each sub-image is... Agent: Chen Yoshimura LLP Attention Ying Chen
20110044558 - Correcting defects in an image: A method of correcting dirt or other defects in video or other images in which a region is provisionally corrected, an accumulated gradient measure formed along the periphery of the region with and without correction and the region corrected or not depending on a comparison of the gradient measures.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110044559 - Image artifact reduction: A method includes generating simulated complete projection data based on acquisition projection data, which is incomplete projection data, and virtual projection data, which completes the incomplete projection data and reconstructing the simulated complete projection data to generate volumetric image data. An alternative method includes supplementing acquisition image data generated from... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110044556 - Merging image pixels based on main-scan misalignment: A method for reducing visible artifacts among image pixels formed on recording media by a plurality of individually addressable recording channels includes operating the recording channels to form a plurality of image pixel arrangements, wherein each image pixel arrangement comprises a plurality of image pixel columns extending along a first... Agent: Raymond L. Owens, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20110044555 - Merging of image pixel arrangements: A method for reducing visible artifacts includes operating recording channels to form image pixel arrangements comprising a plurality of image pixel columns. Each column extends along a first direction and each image pixel has a size L in a second direction. The recording channels form a first image pixel arrangement... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20110044557 - Method and control unit for rectifying a camera image: A method for rectifying a camera image includes: receiving a plurality of distorted pixels of a distorted camera image; receiving a compressed rectifying rule, via an interface; and performing a decompression of the compressed rectifying rule, in order to obtain a decompressed rectifying rule for rectifying the distorted camera image.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110044561 - Optoelectronic angle sensor and method for determining a rotational angle about an axis: The invention relates to an optoelectronic angle sensor (1a) for determining a rotational angle about an axis (6), comprising a circular disk (2a) that can be rotated about the axis. Said circular disk comprises a coding, essentially over the entire surface, a flat photosensitive detector (3a), a device for producing... Agent: Workman Nydegger/leica 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20110044562 - Interpolator and designing method thereof: Interpolation of signed values A and B is efficiently performed by simple circuitry. To calculate an interpolated value C based on a 4-bit values A (bits a3a2a1a0) and B (bits b3b2b1b0) expressing a negative number by twos complement notation and a 4-bit interpolation rate D (bits d3d2d1d0) consisting of only... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20110044563 - Processing geo-location information associated with digital image files: A method for processing geo-location information associated with a digital image file, the method implemented at least in part by a data processing system and comprising receiving a digital image file having at least associated geo-location information relating to the digital image file; providing a venue database that stores geographic... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff02/17/2011 > 58 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110038507 - Device and method for quantification of gases in plumes by remote sensing: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a device quantifying absolute amounts of ingredients of a plume. In one embodiment, the device comprises a source for emitting a beam of light and transmitting the emitted light through the plume to a surface on which the transmitted light is scattered,... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20110038506 - Emission analysis device, method and system: An emission analysis device has an image obtaining module configured to obtain a plurality of first images and a plurality of second images by changing multiple times an end test pattern address, the first images being obtained by integrating an emission from a nondefective semiconductor device determined to be nondefective... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110038508 - System and method for performing optical navigation using portions of captured frames of image data: A system and method for performing optical navigation selectively uses portions of captured frame of image data for cross-correlation for displacement estimation, which can reduce the power consumption and/or increase the tracking performance at higher speed usage.... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20110038509 - Determining main objects using range information: A system and method for identifying a main object in a digital image using range information includes receiving the digital image representing a scene; identifying range information associated with the digital image and including distances of pixels in the scene from a known reference location; identifying the main object in... Agent: Raymond L. Owens, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20110038510 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes an outline distance estimating unit that acquires distance information on an outline portion of an area included in an image; an area dividing unit that divides an area included in an image on the basis of pixel attribute values; an area-plane estimating unit that estimates... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110038511 - Compact biometric authentication device and associated methodology of imaging and detecting living-tissue patterns: The present invention enables permanent biometric authentication without the risk of forgery or the like. The present invention enables living-tissue discrimination as well as biometric authentication. The roughness distribution pattern of deep-layer tissue of the skin covered with epidermal tissue is detected, thereby extracting a unique pattern of the living... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110038512 - Facial recognition with social network aiding: A facial recognition search system identifies one or more likely names (or other personal identifiers) corresponding to the facial image(s) in a query as follows. After receiving the visual query with one or more facial images, the system identifies images that potentially match the respective facial image in accordance with... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP/google
20110038513 - Fingerprint image reconstruction based on motion estimate across a narrow fringerprint sensor: A method for reconstructing a fingerprint image from a plurality of frames captured from swipe fingerprint sensor is disclosed. The method is based on a motion estimation between consecutive fingerprint frames. Only a portion of each frame is used to obtain the motion estimate to minimize system resources necessary for... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20110038515 - Development of fully-automated classifier builders for neurodiagnostic applications: Methods for constructing classifiers for binary classification of quantitative brain electrical activity data is described. The classifier building methods are based on the application of one or more evolutionary algorithms. In one embodiment, the evolutionary algorithm used is a genetic algorithm. In another embodiment, the evolutionary algorithm used is a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110038514 - Method for checking a preparation of a prepared tooth with cad methods: The invention relates to a method for checking a preparation (14) of a prepared tooth (13) using CAD methods and utilizing a first 3D image (11) of the prepared tooth (13) including at least a portion of its adjacent tooth (2, 3). The subregions (24, 25, 53, 55, 78) of... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20110038518 - Roadmap method for the superimposed representation of images: A method for superimposed representation of images is provided. A first original image is detected in a system dose regulation phase and a second original image is detected during a filling phase in which the vessels are filled with contrast agent by a detector for generating images having pixels arranged... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110038517 - System and method for four dimensional angiography and fluoroscopy: A method for generating time-resolved 3D medical images of a subject by imparting temporal information from a time-series of 2D medical images into 3D images of the subject. Generally speaking, this is achieved by acquiring image data using a medical imaging system, generating a time-series of 2D images of a... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110038516 - Uncertainty maps for segmentation in the presence of metal artifacts: When performing model-based segmentation on a 3D patient image (80), metal artifacts in the patient image (80), caused by metal in the patient's body, are detected, and a metal artifact reduction technique is performed to reduce the artifact(s) by interpolation projection data in the region of the artifact(s). The interpolated... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110038520 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and controlling method thereof: In a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to the present embodiment, the sequence execution control unit alternately executes an imaging sequence of collecting data for generating a diagnostic image and a navigator sequence of collecting data for generating a navigator image that is an image for motion detection. The slice... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110038519 - Medical x-ray ct imaging apparatus, medical x-ray ct image display device, and medical x-ray ct image display method: A medical X-ray CT imaging apparatus, a medical X-ray CT image display device, and a medical X-ray CT image display method which perform CT imaging of living organs symmetrically located with respect to a predetermined plane and display CT images thereof. This is a method of displaying a medical X-ray... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20110038521 - Method and apparatus for ductal tube tracking imaging for breast cancer detection and diagnosis, and product: A method apparatus and computer product for imaging a human breast to map the breast ductal tree is disclosed. First, a breast is diffusion tensor imaged with high spatial resolution. Then the breast ductal tree is tracked using a protocol for breast based on echo-planar imaging (EPI) diffusion designed for... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20110038522 - Method of removing moirÉ in fluoroscopic x-ray image and x-ray imaging equipment using the same: Provided is a method of removing a moiré in a fluoroscopic X-ray image that preliminarily complements a defective pixel with no disturbance in regularity of a moiré pattern to ensure that no trace of the defective pixel and no ghost thereof create even when the fluoroscopic X-ray image contains the... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20110038523 - Image segmentation: A method for classifying pixels in an image, e.g. a microscopy image, as being associated with a feature of interest has been described. A color brightfield microscopy image represented by color values for an array of pixels is conventionally obtained. The image is over-segmented based on the color values to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110038524 - Blood aggregation ability measuring apparatus: To quantify the aggregation ability of various types of blood cells respectively within a short period of time. An apparatus for achieving the above-described object, which includes: a TV camera for taking an image of blood flow; an image processing section for identifying the types of blood cells contained in... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110038526 - Method and device for testing cigarette packages wound with film: A method for testing moving products having at least two layers, such as cigarette packages wrapped with film, wherein at least one layer of the product, namely an inner layer which is arranged further inwards, is covered at least regionally by at least one, at least partially transparent product layer,... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20110038525 - Method for quantifying the manufacturing complexity of electrical designs: A method and system for quantifying manufacturing complexity of electrical designs randomly places simulated defects on image data representing electrical wiring design. The number of distinct features in the image data without the simulated defects and the number of distinct features in the image data with the simulated defects are... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20110038527 - Image pattern matching systems and methods for wafer alignment: A computer-implemented image pattern matching method for wafer alignment is provided, for determining an overall similarity value and an overall geometry relationship between a target wafer image and a model wafer image. The method includes: determining a plurality of model patterns in the model wafer image; searching the target wafer... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110038528 - Method for manufacturing semiconductor device, semiconductor inspection device, and program: A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device capable of efficiently inspecting whether a metal silicide layer is sufficiently formed is provided. The manufacturing method is provided with the steps of forming a metal layer over a semiconductor layer containing silicon; forming a metal silicide layer over a surface of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (dc)
20110038530 - Enhanced object reconstruction: Processing images includes projecting an infra-red pattern onto a three-dimensional object and producing a first image, a second image, and a third image of the three-dimensional object while the pattern is projected on the three-dimensional object. The first image and the second image include the three-dimensional object and the pattern.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (dc)
20110038529 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Image retargeting is appropriately performed on stereo pair images composed of at least two images such as in three-dimensional displays. A path of connected pixels in first image data is calculated based on pixel gradient energy. Each pixel in second image data corresponding to each pixel in connected pixels in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110038531 - Learning string transformations from examples: Techniques are described to leverage a set of sample or example matched pairs of strings to learn string transformation rules, which may be used to match data records that are semantically equivalent. In one embodiment, matched pairs of input strings are accessed. For a set of matched pairs, a set... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110038532 - Methods of representing and analysing images: A method of representing at least one image comprises deriving at least one descriptor based on colour information and colour interrelation information for at least one region of the image, the descriptor having at least one descriptor element, derived using values of pixels in said region, wherein at least one... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110038533 - Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes a definition reducing section, a color region extracting section, a concealing image generating section and an image combining section. The definition reducing section, based on a received image, generates an image having a lower definition than the received image. The color region extracting section extracts... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110038534 - Wavelet detector for finding similarities between major boundaries in images: A method of and a system for finding similarities between major boundaries of images using a wavelet detector is described herein. Unimportant edges of the image are disregarded by eliminating Gaussian wavelet coefficients and Haar wavelet coefficients of lower significance. Comparison between the images is made on the basis of... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20110038535 - Foreground image separation method: A foreground image separation method is disclosed to separate dynamic foreground and static background in a sequence of input images which have been processed either with automatic white balance or brightness control by the camera. First, an input image is received from the camera, and then a white balance or... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20110038538 - Noise reduction apparatus, method and program for controlling same, image sensor and digital camera: Image data pixels indicative of the pixels in a noise-reduction target area having a size of 5×5 pixels is extracted from a plurality of types of CCD-RAW data having red, green and blue color components. A filter for reducing uncorrelated noise is calculated. Uncorrelated noise is removed by performing a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110038536 - Real-time image and video matting: A system and method implemented as a software tool for generating alpha matte sequences in real-time for the purposes of background or foreground substitution in digital images and video. The system and method is based on a set of modified Poisson equations that are derived for handling multichannel color vectors.... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20110038537 - Wavelet detector for finding similarities between major boundaries in images: A method of and a system for finding similarities between major boundaries of images using a wavelet detector is described herein. Unimportant edges of the image are disregarded by eliminating Gaussian wavelet coefficients and Haar wavelet coefficients of lower significance. Comparison between the images is made on the basis of... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20110038539 - Systems and methods for raster-to-block converter: A raster to block converter and equivalently a block to raster converter can be implemented using enough memory to contain a single image band, that is a band of pixels of height equal to a single block but spanning the entire width of an image. The raster to block converter... Agent: Conexant Systems, Inc
20110038540 - Method and apparatus extracting feature points and image based localization method using extracted feature points: Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for extracting feature points using hierarchical image segmentation and an image based localization method using the extracted feature points. An image is segmented using an affinity degree obtained using information observed during position estimation, new feature points are extracted from segmented areas in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110038541 - Feature-based signatures for image identification: A method for deriving a representation of an image is described. The method involves processing signals corresponding to the image. At least one region of the image that is representative of the image is identified. In one embodiment, each identified region corresponds to a feature of the image. For each... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110038542 - Computer application analysis: A method, system, and computer program product for computer application analysis are provided. The method for computer application analysis includes monitoring a computer system on which an application to be analyzed is executed and interacted with by a user of the computer system. The monitoring includes: capturing screen data of... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20110038543 - System and method for searching handwritten texts: A language-neutral method for searching online handwritten notes is provided. The different algorithms contained in this method enable querying online multilingual handwritten documents with substrings of words rather than just whole words. More particularly, two approaches are presented—one based on partial Fréchet distance calculations and the other based on a... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20110038544 - Image processing device, image processing method, and electronic apparatus: An image processing device detecting a skin area representing the skin of a person from an image obtained by imaging an object, includes: imaging means for imaging the object; first illumination means for radiating light having a first wavelength from first and second positions determined based on the position of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110038545 - Scale robust feature-based identifiers for image identification: A method for deriving an image identifier comprises deriving a scale-space representation of an image, and processing the scale-space representation to detect a plurality of feature points having values that are maxima or minima. A representation is derived for a scale-dependent image region associated with one or more of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110038546 - Method and apparatus for detecting an inserted segment into a video data stream: An inserted segment of a video data stream is detected if no graphical object is detected. The presence of at least one active graphical object in the video data stream is detected concurrently with detecting appearance of a new graphical object in the video data stream. The most reliable graphical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110038547 - Methods of facial coding scoring for optimally identifying consumers' responses to arrive at effective, incisive, actionable conclusions: The present disclosure relates to a method of assessing consumer reaction to a stimulus, comprising receiving a visual recording stored on a computer-readable medium of facial expressions of at least one human subject as the subject is exposed to a business stimulus so as to generate a chronological sequence of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110038548 - Method and system for determining a quality measure for an image using multi-level decomposition of images: Method and system for determining a measure of quality for images by using multi-level decomposition are presented. Multi-level decomposition of images is performed in the wavelet domain producing subbands at each level of decomposition. Aggregation of subbands is performed across multiple levels to produce an accurate measure of image quality.... Agent: Victoria Donnelly
20110038549 - Image processing device, camera, image processing method, and program: The present invention enables the detecting and tracking of a specific subject using a simple structure and simplified operations without registering characteristic information of the subject. The invention comprises: a subject detection means that detects a subject image from an image; a subject-recognition-information storage means that stores a recognition ID... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20110038550 - Automatic creation of a scalable relevance ordered representation of an image collection: In a method of automatically creating a scalable relevance ordered representation of an image collection, the images in the image collection are classified into a plurality of clusters based upon a feature of the images. In addition, respective relevance levels of the images contained in each of the plurality of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110038552 - Graphically encoded data copy and paste: In accordance with one or more aspects, at a first device both an indication of data to be copied and a request to perform graphical copying of the data is received. The data is graphically encoded to generate an image that is displayed by the first device. In a second... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110038551 - Method for encoding and decoding images: A method for encoding an image includes identifying first and second sets of pixels from multiple pixels in a current row of the image, where the first set of pixels includes one or more pixels that are equal to one or more corresponding pixels in a reference row, and the... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20110038553 - Picture image file transmission system and method thereof: A method for transferring a picture image file from a transfer end to a receive end, comprising the following steps of: providing a first set of blocks at the transfer end; dividing the picture image file into a plurality of blocks at the transfer end; comparing the plurality of blocks... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20110038554 - Method and apparatus for encoding , and decoding image by using large transformation unit: Disclosed are an image encoding method and apparatus for encoding an image by grouping a plurality of adjacent prediction units into a transformation unit and transforming the plurality of adjacent prediction into a frequency domain, and an image decoding method and apparatus for decoding an image encoded by using the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110038555 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding image by using rotational transform: A method and apparatus for encoding an image is provided. The method and apparatus include quantizing and entropy encoding a second frequency coefficient matrix that is generated by performing a partial exchange of one or more values between rows and between columns of a first frequency coefficient matrix. A method... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110038556 - Digital image compression and decompression: A method of compressing a digital image defined by a plurality of pixel values in each of one or more channels includes adjusting each pixel value in each of the one or more channels by an average pixel value for that channel. The method further includes splitting each adjusted channel... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110038558 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing a high-resolution image by using multi-layer low-resolution images: A method of reconstructing a high-resolution image by using multi-layer low-resolution images includes dividing a low-resolution image into a plurality of texture layer low-resolution images and a plurality of base layer low-resolution images; generating a texture layer high-resolution image by compositing the plurality of the texture layer low-resolution images and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110038559 - Cyclic noise removal in borehole imaging: A method for removing cyclic noise from a borehole image includes transforming the image into the frequency domain using a two-dimensional (2-D) transform (e.g., using a discrete cosine transform). The cyclic noise components (peaks) are removed from the transformed image which is then inverse transformed back into the spatial domain... Agent: Smith International Inc. Patent Services
20110038560 - System and method for processing data signals: A signal processing method is provided. The signal processing method includes the steps of generating undersampled data corresponding to an object, determining a variable thresholding parameter based on a composition of the undersampled data, and iteratively determining thresholded coefficients to generate a plurality of coefficients by utilizing the undersampled data,... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20110038561 - Output apparatus and output method: An output apparatus determines pixels that form an area equal to or greater than a predetermined size and whose pixel values are not different from pixel values of neighboring pixels, and pixels that form an area not equal to or greater than the predetermined size. The apparatus reduces the pixel... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110038562 - Universal front end for masks, selections, and paths: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for editing a digital image with automatic conversion of region modalities. Input comprising an instruction to perform an operation on a first portion of the digital image may be received. The first portion of the digital image may comprise data defined... Agent: M.h.k.k.g., P.C. / Adobe Systems Incorporated Dena Poudrier
20110038563 - Indicia reading terminal having multiple exposure periods and methods for same: There is described an image reading terminal having an image sensor array including a plurality of pixels, a first optical assembly for focusing imaging light rays onto a first set of pixels of an image sensor array and a second optical assembly for focusing imaging light rays onto a second... Agent: Honeywell/marjama Patent Services02/10/2011 > 53 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110033080 - Processing techniques for text capture from a rendered document: A facility for initiating a purchase is described. The facility receives a text sequence captured by a user from a rendered document using a handheld text capture device. The facility identifies in the received text sequence a reference to a distinguished product. In response to identifying the reference, the facility... Agent: Perkins Coie, LLP
20110033082 - System and method for improved forensic analysis: The present disclosure provides for a system and method for analyzing questioned documents. A sample document is illuminated to thereby generate a first plurality of interacted photons. The first plurality of interacted photons are detected at a first detector to thereby generate a digital image. The digital image is analyzed... Agent: Chemimage Corporation
20110033081 - Watermark decoding from streaming media: This patent document details, e.g., claims and systems for watermark decoding from streaming media signals. One claim recites an apparatus comprising: electronic memory for buffering a streaming media signal; one or more electronic processors programmed for: ranking buffered portions of the media signal in terms of their ability to hide... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20110033083 - System and method for automated address directory updating: A system and method for automated address directory updating. A method includes receiving a parcel having a destination address and determining address information from the destination address. The address information includes a digitized address and an address image. The method includes determining if a previous address entry proposal exists in... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110033084 - Image classification system and method thereof: An image classification system configured to classify a target and method thereof is provided, wherein the system includes at least one light source configured to emit light with at least one line pattern towards the target, wherein at least a portion of the emitted light and line pattern is reflected... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20110033085 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store an attribute of each pixel existing inside a tracking target area set on an image and an attribute of a pixel existing adjacent to the pixel, an allocation unit configured to allocate an evaluation value to a pixel to be evaluated... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20110033086 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An apparatus includes a storage unit configured to classify pixels existing inside a tracking target area set on an image and pixels existing outside the tracking target area according to an attribute and to store a result of classification of the pixels on a storage medium, a first derivation unit... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20110033087 - Video content analysis: A video content analysis (VCA) system generates an output regarding a detected condition that provides an indication of a confidence level regarding the detected condition. One example VCA system determines whether a first characteristic of a detected object in a field of vision of the video content analysis system satisfies... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20110033088 - Position detection apparatus and position detection method: A position detection apparatus is provided including an irradiation unit for emitting an irradiation pattern which is a light group including one or more kinds of irradiation lights to a detection object in space, an imaging unit for obtaining one or more images by imaging the detection object, an imaging... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110033089 - Apparatus for appraising the genuineness of personal identification documents: An apparatus for appraising the genuineness of personal identification documents is provided with: an image reading section that reads an image of a personal identification document; an extraction section that extracts a monochromatic filled region from the image read by the image reading section; and a decision section that decides... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110033091 - Method of authenticating individual and apparatus of authenticating individual used for the same: Individual authentication method and apparatus therefor, wherein at least one information out of an eyeground blood vessel image information obtained by an optical means, eyeground blood flow distribution image information obtained by using a laser, and information relating to the change over time thereof is compared and collated with personal... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20110033090 - Reflexive iris template: A system, method and program product for providing a reflexive data collection system and a reflexive data verification system. A system is provided that includes: a system for defining a set of environmental conditions; a device for automatically implementing the set of environmental conditions; a system for collecting biometric data... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20110033092 - Apparatus and method for improving face recognition ratio: An apparatus for improving a face recognition ratio includes a digital signal processing unit which generates a first image having a size different from that of a live-view image and, when the size of a face detected from the first image is smaller than a reference size, maps information about... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20110033094 - Method and apparatus for navigating a therapeutic device to a location: A method and apparatus for navigating a therapeutic device to a location in a moving organ. A feature is identified in one reference image, such as a calcified spot. Then the target location for the device is determined. If the feature and the target location are not shown on the... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys
20110033093 - System and method for the graphical presentation of the content of radiologic image study reports: The present invention is directed in general to imaging technologies, and more specifically to a diagrammatic reporting methodology. A system and method are provided for graphically presenting the content of radiological image study reports. Even further, a system and method are provided for presenting the content of structured radiological reports... Agent: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
20110033097 - Ct image reconstruction for improving temporal resolution in cardio ct: A method is disclosed for reconstructing image data of a moving examination object from measurement data, wherein the measurement data was captured in the course of a relative rotational movement between a radiation source of a computed tomography system and the examination object. In at least one embodiment of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110033099 - Medical image processing device, method for processing medical image and program: There is provided a medical image processing device that enables high-precision identification of the type of a biomedical tissue and display of an identification degree with respect to medical image information in multi-energy imaging. The medical image processing device acquires tissue information (statistic amount information such as average CT value,... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20110033098 - Method and system for stabilizing a series of intravascular ultrasound images and extracting vessel lumen from the images: A method and system for generating stabilized intravascular ultrasonic images are provided. The system may include a probe instrument, such as a catheter, connected to a processor and a post-processor. The method of using the system to stabilize images and the method for stabilizing images involve the process by which... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
20110033095 - System and method for providing localization of radiological information utilizing radiological domain ontology: The present invention is directed in general to a system and method that employs radiological localization ontology to localize specified and modeled radiological domain knowledge. A system and method are provided that allows for consulting the ontology in the context of the model the ontology fulfills. The result of consulting... Agent: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
20110033096 - Ultrasound system and method for segmenting vessels: There are disclosed embodiments for an ultrasound system for performing segmentation of vessels. The ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit an ultrasound signal to a target object including vessels, receive an ultrasound echo signal reflected from the target object and form ultrasound data corresponding to... Agent: Jones Day
20110033101 - Grid suppression in imaging: A method for providing a diagnostic image as a combination of two or more images executed, at least in part, on a control logic processor. The method includes obtaining at least first and second image data of a subject and analyzing both the first and second image data to identify... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc. Attn: Patent Legal Staff
20110033100 - Registration of three-dimensional image data to 2d-image-derived data: A method for obtaining registration of a three-dimensional image data set of an anatomical vessel with corresponding two-dimensional image data of the vessel in an X-ray imaging system, where the method comprise the user identifying two points on an anatomical vessel on at least two X-ray image planes, the user... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20110033102 - System and method for coronary digital subtraction angiography: A method and system for extracting coronary vessels fluoroscopic image sequences using coronary digital subtraction angiography (DSA) are disclosed. A set of mask images of a coronary region is received, and a sequence of contrast images for the coronary region is received. For each contrast image, a motion estimate is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110033103 - Glass container stress measurement using fluorescence: An apparatus and method for measurement of the stress in and thickness of the walls of glass containers is disclosed that uses fluorescence to quickly and accurately ascertain both the thickness of the stress layers and the wall thickness in addition to the stress curve in glass containers. The apparatus... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator
20110033104 - Mesh collision avoidance: The invention relates to a system (100) for segmenting an object in image data using model-based image segmentation, the system comprising a feature unit (120) for identifying features in the image data for computing an external energy of a mesh on the basis of a current position of the mesh,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110033105 - Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: According to an aspect of the invention, an image processing apparatus includes a generating unit, a calculating unit, a receiving unit, and a changing unit. The generating unit generates a plurality of histograms of images with respect to each color based on an input image. The calculating unit calculates a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110033107 - Image processing method, recording medium with recorded image processing program and image processing apparatus: An image processing method for carrying out predetermined correction processing with respect to one or more items regarding the quality of color images and the image processing method comprises a judgment step for judging the necessity/normecessity of correction with respect to each of the above-mentioned items and a correction processing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20110033106 - Methods of representing and analysing images: A method of representing and analysing images comprises producing a plurality of descriptors of an image at one or more scales and for one or more colour channels, said descriptors capturing colour content and interrelation information within the regions, and associating the descriptors in a plurality of ways based on... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110033109 - Image processing method for deriving text characteristic image from input image and related apparatus: An image processing method for deriving text characteristic images from an input image includes: performing a plurality of edge detecting processes upon the input image to generate a plurality of edge images, respectively, and deriving a first text characteristic image according to the edge images. The image detecting processes include:... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110033108 - Performing spectral gamut mapping for reproducing an image: Spectral gamut mapping is performed for reproducing an image comprising a plurality of pixels using a device. Sample data is generated to span a spectral gamut of the device, the sample data is divided into plural subdivisions based on colorimetry of the sample data, a local interim connection space (ICS)... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20110033110 - Building roof outline recognizing device, building roof outline recognizing method, and building roof outline recognizing program: Provided is a building roof outline recognition device which facilitates automation. A small-building candidate region is extracted based on normalized DSM data using a region segmentation method. By using the building candidate region as a marker and further using height information included in the normalized DSM data and the like,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110033111 - Processing method and apparatus for recording media having printed magnetic ink characters: In a method of processing recording media on which magnetic ink characters are printed, the media is transported at a first speed in an upright position along a transportation path from a supply unit to a discharge unit. The magnetic characters are read and output signals representative of the reading... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20110033113 - Electronic apparatus and image data display method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes an indexing module, a frame image extraction module, and a display controller. The indexing module is configured to create index information for moving image data. The frame image extraction module is configured to extract an image of a frame satisfying a predetermined... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110033114 - Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes: a document accepting section that accepts a document having pieces of character information and character images in mixture; a character information extracting section that extracts the pieces of character information from the accepted document; a character image extracting section that extracts the character images from... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110033112 - Method and apparatus for selective disqualification of digital images: An unsatisfactory scene is disqualified as an image acquisition control for a camera. An image is acquired. One or more eye regions are determined. The eye regions are analyzed to determine whether they are blinking, and if so, then the scene is disqualified as a candidate for a processed, permanent... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20110033115 - Method of detecting feature images: A feature image detecting method of detecting a feature image and presenting a detection result, including: storing a correction case example with respect to the feature image in a database; detecting whether or not the feature image is contained in an inputted video to be examined; if the feature image... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110033118 - Edge detection: One or more techniques and/or systems for detecting edges in images of objects subjected to imaging using imaging apparatus are disclosed, such that the effect of image noise on the edge detection can be mitigated. Ratios of intensity values (e.g., signal values) for a subject region (e.g., a pixel) and... Agent: Cooper Legal Group LLC
20110033117 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: For each pixel of interest in a local region of an input image, an edge intensity in each of a plurality of predetermined directions is calculated. All directions in which the edge intensities are larger than an average value of the edge intensities are selected. For all pixels of interest... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20110033119 - Method and system for determining a quality measure for an image using a variable number of multi-level decompositions: Method and system for determining a measure of quality for images are presented. Multi-level decomposition of images in the wavelet domain using a variable number of levels of decomposition and aggregation of selected subbands is performed to obtain an accurate measure of quality. The processing time is reduced in comparison... Agent: Victoria Donnelly
20110033116 - Object position recognition system, object positioning system, and system and method for adjoining objects: A system recognizes the outline of an object that includes, at its edge, a portion including a rollover or a chipped portion. An image processing unit finds an outline of an object having a flat face from an image captured perpendicular to the flat face. A dark-transition-boundary detecting unit detects,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110033120 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing device includes a pixel value read out unit which reads out a pixel value of a target pixel, a pixel value change unit which changes a pixel value of a noticeable pixel, the noticeable pixel being at least one pixel of adjacent pixels adjacent to the target... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110033121 - Pictogram and iso symbol decoder service: This invention provides an instantaneous method for a user or traveler to obtain a meaning of a symbol that is unfamiliar to said user. The symbol is captured in a format that is easily transmitted to a remote database server. Together with the symbol, the GPS coordinates of the location... Agent: Xerox Corporation Attn: Law Offices Of James J. Ralabate
20110033122 - Image processing using masked restricted boltzmann machines: Image processing using masked restricted Boltzmann machines is described. In an embodiment restricted Boltzmann machines based on beta distributions are described which are implemented in an image processing system. In an embodiment a plurality of fields of masked RBMs are connected in series. An image is input into a masked... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20110033123 - Electric greeting card: The present invention discloses an electronic greeting card, comprising a back cover and a front cover folded onto the back cover, wherein, the back cover has an IC block, a power supply module a pull switch connected to the IC block respectively, and a LCD connected to the IC block;... Agent: Dongguan Taiyo Optronics Co., Ltd
20110033124 - Image processor: The image processor processes each pixel of a halftone image by sequentially setting each pixel as a target pixel. A converting unit converts a pixel density of the target pixel into a first output value. An error data calculation unit calculates error data of the target pixel. The error data... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20110033125 - Image processing apparatus and method for image processing: While a natural image having a resolution of 600 dpi is enlarged at a predetermined magnification ratio and is printed at a resolution of 1200 dpi, if the magnification ratio is equal to or more than two, the natural image is enlarged by using a nearest neighbor method. If the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20110033126 - Method for improving the performance of embedded graphics coding: Embedded Graphics Coding (EGC) is used to encode images with sparse histograms. In EGC, an image is divided into blocks of pixels. For each block, the pixels are converted into binary representations. For each block, the pixels are scanned and encoded bit-plane by bit-plane from the most significant bit-plane (MSB)... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20110033127 - Prediction-based image processing: A pixel block (300) is compressed by sub-sampling at least a portion of the pixels (310) into subblocks (320, 330). Predictions are determined for the property values of these subblocks (320, 330) by calculating a variance measure based on property values of neighboring pixels (310)/subblocks (320, 330) in two prediction... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20110033128 - Method and apparatus for transferring and reconstructing an image of a computer readable medium: A forensically sound image of a computer readable storage medium can be transferred across a low bandwidth communications network. The method can include the step of scanning an image of the computer readable storage medium for redundant data, the redundant data duplicative of locally stored data. The method can also... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20110033129 - Resolution on demand: A method samples a first spectral band to obtain an initial image frame, determines at least one region of interest of the scene from the initial image frame, each of the at least one region of interest associated with a mean signal level, illuminates the at least one region of... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP
20110033130 - Systems and methods for motion blur reduction: Method and apparatuses for compensating for perceived blur due to inter-frame motion in a sequence of digital video frames are disclosed. One example method includes blurring a current frame using first and second blurring filters to generate first and second blurred frames, respectively. A first weighted combination of the current... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20110033132 - Image correction apparatus and image correction method: An input image containing multiple kinds of blur is corrected without using multiple images, resulting in a target image with less blur than the input image. An image correction apparatus (100) for correcting an input image to generate a target image with less blur than the input image is provided,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20110033131 - Methods for background and noise suppression in binary to grayscale image conversion: One embodiment is a method for suppressing background inaccuracies in binary to grayscale image conversion. A binary image is converted to a grayscale image using a neighbor map. An image enhancement function is applied to the grayscale image to suppress background inaccuracies in the grayscale image. Another embodiment is method... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation02/03/2011 > 94 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110026763 - Audio visual signature, method of deriving a signature, and method of comparing audio-visual data: The invention relates to the analysis of characteristics of audio and/or video signalsforthe generation of audio-visual content signatures.To determine an audio signature a region of interest for example of high entropy —is identified in audio signature data. This region of interest is then provided as anaudio signaturewith offset information. A... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110026762 - Marker processing method, marker processing device, marker, object having a marker, and marker processing program: A marker processing method includes: (a) binarizing a shot image; (b) labeling one or more constituents of the image detected based on the image binarized in step (a); (c) obtaining a region centroid of each of the constituents corresponding to the respective labels processed in step (b); (d) obtaining a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110026761 - Media fingerprints that reliably correspond to media content: Quantized energy values are accessed to initially represent a temporally related group of content elements in a media sequence. The values are accessed over a matrix of regions into which the initial representation is partitioned. The initial representation may be downsampled and/or cropped from the content. A basis vector set... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20110026760 - Method for characterizing powder in a rotating cylindrical container by image analysis: A method is provided for characterizing powders and powder behavior in a rotating cylindrical container by image analysis techniques. Powder is placed in a generally cylindrical container with transparent ends. The container is then placed in front of an imaging device and illuminated with a light source so the device... Agent: Gregory Martiska Mercury Scientific Inc.
20110026764 - Detection of objects using range information: A system and method for detecting objects and background in digital images using range information includes receiving the digital image representing a scene; identifying range information associated with the digital image and including distances of pixels in the scene from a known reference location; generating a cluster map based at... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20110026767 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An apparatus stores a luminance signal and a color signal extracted from a tracking area in image data and determines a correlation with the stored luminance signal, thereby extracting an area where a specified object exists in another image data to update the tracking area using the position information of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20110026766 - Moving image extracting apparatus, program and moving image extracting method: There is provided a moving image extracting apparatus including a movement detecting unit which detects movement of an imaging apparatus at the time when imaging a moving image based on the moving image imaged by the imaging apparatus, an object detecting unit which detects an object from the moving image,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110026770 - Person following using histograms of oriented gradients: A method for using a remote vehicle having a stereo vision camera to detect, track, and follow a person, the method comprising: detecting a person using a video stream from the stereo vision camera and histogram of oriented gradient descriptors; estimating a distance from the remote vehicle to the person... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/irobot Corp.)
20110026769 - Presentation device: A presentation device comprises an image capture portion for capturing an image of a subject and generating a raw image thereof; a detection portion adapted to analyze whether a first marker is present in the raw image, and if the first marker is present in the raw image, to detect... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20110026765 - Systems and methods for hand gesture control of an electronic device: Systems and methods of generating device commands based upon hand gesture commands are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment generates image information from a series of captured images, generates commands based upon hand gestures made by a user that emulate device commands generated by a remote control device, identifies a hand gesture... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham PLLC
20110026768 - Tracking a spatial target: Apparatuses and methods for tracking a dermatological feature are disclosed. One method includes establishing an imaging reference proximate to an identified dermatological feature, wherein the imaging reference has a known color spectrum and known physical dimensions. A digital image sequence is obtained containing one or more images of the identified... Agent: Law Office Of Brian Short
20110026772 - Method of using laser scanned point clouds to create selective compression masks: A method of processing camera data of a mobile mapping system is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes a) obtaining camera data from at least one camera of the mobile mapping system, b) detecting at least one region in the camera data, c) applying a compression technique... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20110026771 - Obstacle determination system and method implemented through utilizing bird's-eye-view images: A technology of determining obstacles around a vehicle through utilizing bird's-eye-view images; wherein, a plurality of image fetching devices disposed in various positions of said vehicle fetch a plurality of images around said vehicle, said images of two adjacent regions contain at least an overlapped region; an image processor transforms... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20110026774 - Controlling an imaging apparatus over a delayed communication link: Method that includes: enabling the user to track a user-identified target on a currently presented image of periodically transmitted images from an imaging apparatus; calculating a distance between the estimated location of the user-identified target in view of the user's tracking and the estimated location of the pointing point of... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20110026773 - Image processing apparatus, information processing system, and image processing method: A technique is provided which can improve the precision of a matching point search with a plurality of images taking the same object where distant and near views coexist. A plurality of first images obtained by time-sequentially imaging an object from a first viewpoint, and a plurality of second images... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20110026776 - Image detecting apparatus and method thereof: A method for detecting left-eye/right-eye images is capable of effectively and accurately detecting a sequence or positions of left-eye/right-eye image frames of a stereo image signal. The method includes performing block matching on a target block corresponding to two consecutive image frames of an image signal to determine a motion... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20110026775 - Method for measurement of a flow in an object, especially a lumen or a vessel: It is disclosed a method and a device for measurement of a flow in an object, especially a lumen or a vessel, comprising: generating a temporal sequence of images of the object; determining reliability maps, whereas a reliability map corresponds to an image of the object. Another exemplary embodiment is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110026777 - Methods and devices involving imagery and gestures: A portable wireless device (e.g., a mobile phone) is moved or positioned by a user to signal user input. The device takes an action based on such gesture, where the action involves imagery captured by the device. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20110026780 - Face tracking for controlling imaging parameters: A method of tracking faces in an image stream with a digital image acquisition device includes receiving images from an image stream including faces, calculating corresponding integral images, and applying different subsets of face detection rectangles to the integral images to provide sets of candidate regions. The different subsets include... Agent: Tessera/fotonation Patent Legal Dept.
20110026782 - Person recognition method and apparatus: Subtracting the date of taking a registrant's face image from the date of taking a photographic image of a person to be recognized, the number of elapsed years Y of the registrant's face image is calculated. If Y<5, an unsophisticated image comparator is selected. If 5≦Y<10, a first face parts... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110026778 - System and method of using facial recognition to update a personal contact list: An electronic device has a memory that stores images of people and a contact list of personal contacts. Each personal contact is a record that identifies the contact information for a person, and a corresponding facial signature for the person. The facial signature identifies a unique facial pattern for that... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson
20110026781 - System for secure face identification (scifi) and methods useful in conjunction therewith: A method for privacy-retaining face identification comprising dividing at least one input face into a first set of patches, providing an assortment of patch profiles for each patch in the first set of patches, each patch profile in the assortment being associated with a unique index thereby to define an... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20110026779 - Systems and methods for analyzing facial expressions, identifying intent and transforming images through review of facial expressions: Methods of analyzing a plurality of facial expressions are disclosed that include: identifying a subject person, utilizing the subject person to create an image of a known target, removing at least one distracter expression from the target image to form a revised target image, and reviewing the revised target image... Agent: Buchalter Nemer
20110026783 - Personal authentication method using subcutaneous bloodstream measurement and personal authentication device: In a personal authentication method using the subcutaneous bloodstream measurement where an expanded laser beam is irradiated onto a finger pad, light reflected from a subcutaneous blood vessel layer is imaged on an image sensor as a laser speckle using an optical system, a quantity that represents the rate of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110026788 - Method and device for the segmentation of a lesion: In a method and a device for the segmentation of a lesion, a quantity of candidate regions for the lesion is determined proceeding from a starting region by means of a candidate unit. The candidate regions are arranged substantially concentrically to the starting region. A candidate region closest to the... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20110026786 - Method and system for facilitating an image guided medical procedure: A method for facilitating an image guided medical procedure, utilizing images relating to the procedure, wherein the method includes performing a planning stage, including: obtaining a plurality of pre-procedural images, registering and fusing together the plurality of pre-procedural images, and extracting entities, or data objects, based on the pre-procedural images;... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110026787 - Method for dealing with singularities in gravity referenced endoscopic imaging: A method for avoiding rapid or sudden image rotation or reversal in a gravity leveled endoscopic imaging system is disclosed. A mathematical neighborhood of a singular viewing configuration is defined and within this neighborhood the endoscopic image orientation follows specified rules.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20110026785 - Method of segmenting anatomic entities in digital medical images: For each of a number of landmarks in an image an initial position of the landmark is defined. Next a neighborhood around the initial position, comprising a number of candidate locations of the landmark is sampled and a cost is associated with each of the candidate locations. A cost function... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20110026789 - Retinal image analysis systems and methods: A platform is proposed for automated analysis of retinal images, for obtaining from them information characterizing retinal blood vessels which may be useful in forming a diagnosis of a medical condition. A first aspect of the invention proposes that a plurality of characteristics of the retina are extracted, in order... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20110026784 - Systems and methods for determining physiological information using selective transform data: According to embodiments, a pulse band region is identified in a wavelet scalogram of a physiological signal (e.g., a plethysmograph or photoplethysmograph signal). Components of the scalogram at scales larger than the identified pulse band region are then used to determine a baseline signal in wavelet space. The baseline signal... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal
20110026790 - System for performing coronary digital subtraction angiography (dsa): An image data subtraction system receives an electrical signal representing a heart cycle electrical waveform during multiple heart cycles and acquires data representing a first image set comprising multiple temporally sequential individual mask images of vessels of a portion of patient anatomy during the multiple heart cycles in the absence... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110026793 - Automated centerline extraction method and generation of corresponding analytical expression and use thereof: A computer implemented method (350) for determining a centerline of a three-dimensional tubular structure is described. The method includes providing an edge-detected data set of voxels that characterize a boundary of the tubular structure according to a three-dimensional voxel data set for the tubular structure (360). a gradient field of... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20110026794 - Deformable 2d-3d registration of structure: A method for performing deformable non-rigid registration of 2D and 3D images of a vascular structure for assistance in surgical intervention includes acquiring 3D image data. An abdominal aorta is segmented from the 3D image data using graph-cut based segmentation to produce a segmentation mask. Centerlines are generated from the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110026799 - Flip angle imaging with improved b1 mapping for multi-rf transmit systems: A magnetic resonance method includes performing a plurality of magnetic resonance excitation operations each using a different sub-set of a set of radio frequency transmit coils (30), each sub-set including more than one radio frequency transmit coil, acquiring magnetic resonance data responsive to each said magnetic resonance excitation operation, and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110026801 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, receiving coil and method of manufacturing the coil: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus is provided, characterized by: one pair of static magnetic field generating means disposed sandwiching a space in which a test object is placed; magnetic field generating means configured to apply a high-frequency magnetic field and a gradient magnetic field to the test object placed in... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20110026795 - Method and image-processing system for generating a volume-viewing image of the interior of a body: A method for generating a volume-viewing image on the basis of three-dimensional image data of the interior of a body generated by way of a medical imaging system is described. In at least one embodiment, a plurality of different functional structures of the body are first of all segmented in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110026792 - Method of enhancing the contrast of an image: A method of generating a multiscale contrast enhanced image is described wherein the shape of edge transitions is preserved. Detail images are subjected to a conversion, the conversion function of at least one scale being adjusted for each detail pixel value according to the ratio between the combination of the... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20110026797 - Methods of analyzing a selected region of interest in medical image data: In methods and an apparatus for analyzing a selected region of interest in medical image data of a subject, an initial image data set is obtained, and the initial image data set is filtered to generate a filtered data set. The filtering includes computing, for each voxel of the initial... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20110026796 - Sensor coordinate calibration in an ultrasound system: There is disclosed an embodiment for performing a calibration of a sensor by using an image registration between a three-dimensional ultrasound image and computerized tomography (CT) image. An ultrasound image forming unit includes an ultrasound probe and forms a three-dimensional ultrasound image of a target object. A sensor is coupled... Agent: Jones Day
20110026798 - System and method for automated segmentation, characterization, and classification of possibly malignant lesions and stratification of malignant tumors: A method and apparatus for classifying possibly malignant lesions from sets of DCE-MRI images includes receiving a set of MRI slice images obtained at respectively different times, where each slice image includes voxels representative of at least one region of interest (ROI). The images are processed to determine the boundaries... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20110026791 - Systems, computer-readable media, and methods for classifying and displaying breast density: Systems, computer-readable media, methods, and a medical imaging system are presented that compute and output a density estimate of a breast. The density estimate may be computed using information from at least two digital images, wherein each image represents a view of at least a portion of the breast from... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20110026800 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus.: There is provided an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that can classify an elasticity image by using elasticity data of the elasticity image and image information and objectively estimate a progress state of a disorder. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus has an elasticity information calculator for calculating elasticity data of a biomedical tissue... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110026802 - Analysis method for regional image: An analysis method for a regional image is disclosed for an image datum from a C-arm device. The analysis method includes: providing an indication module, reading the image datum, selecting a plurality of ROIs (Regions of Interest), calculating an average brightness of each of the ROIs, searching every of the... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC.
20110026803 - Methods and systems for digitally enhancing an image of a stained material: Methods and systems for digitally enhancing an initial image of a material to which a plurality of stains were previously applied, that generally comprise: unmixing the image into a plurality of individual reconstructed images, each individual image corresponding to one of the stains; estimating a residual image corresponding to the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20110026804 - Detection of textural defects using a one class support vector machine: Method for detecting textural defects in an image. The image, which may have an irregular visual texture, may be received. The image may be decomposed into a plurality of subbands. The image may be portioned into a plurality of partitions. A plurality of grey-level co-occurrence matrices (GLCMs) may be determined... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20110026805 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: an image extracting section that extracts a template image from blade images which form a streaming video obtained by capturing blades periodically arrayed in a jet engine; an image comparing section that compares the blade images with the template image; an image selecting section that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20110026806 - Detecting chip alterations with light emission: An emission map of a circuit to be tested for alterations is obtained by measuring the physical circuit to be tested. An emission map of a reference circuit is obtained by measuring a physical reference circuit or by simulating the emissions expected from the reference circuit. The emission map of... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20110026807 - Adjusting perspective and disparity in stereoscopic image pairs: A system and method for adjusting perspective and disparity in a stereoscopic image pair using range information includes receiving the stereoscopic image pair representing a scene; identifying range information associated with the stereoscopic image pair and including distances of pixels in the scene from a reference location; generating a cluster... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20110026808 - Apparatus, method and computer-readable medium generating depth map: Disclosed are an apparatus, a method and a computer-readable medium automatically generating a depth map corresponding to each two-dimensional (2D) image in a video. The apparatus includes an image acquiring unit to acquire a plurality of 2D images that are temporally consecutive in an input video, a saliency map generator... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110026809 - Fast multi-view three-dimensional image synthesis apparatus and method: A fast multi-view three-dimensional image synthesis apparatus includes: a disparity map generation module for generating a left image disparity map by using left and right image pixel data; intermediate-view generation modules for generating intermediate-view pixel data from different view points by using the left and right image pixel data and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20110026810 - Image analyzing apparatus, image analyzing method, and computer readable medium: Provided is an image analyzing apparatus for efficiently performing detection of an object and tracking of a specified object, including a feature value recording section that records a plurality of reference feature values different in type from each other; a feature value extracting section that extracts a plurality of feature... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110026811 - Image processing apparatus and method, data processing apparatus and method, and program and recording medium: The image processing apparatus and method, and the program and the recording medium according to the present invention can make the coefficient vector into high precision by noise elimination or correction utilizing the mutual correlation of the divided image areas in the intermediate eigenspace, and allows relaxation of the input... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110026812 - Object detection apparatus: In order to improve object detection precision, an object detection apparatus includes a posterior probability calculation portion utilizing an occurrence probability of a background and a foreground acquired by utilizing a characteristic quantity extracted from each pixel of an input image and a probability density function, a posterior probability of... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20110026813 - Relative threshold and use of edges in optical character recognition process: Converting images to binary image representations is part of an Optical Character Recognition program in a computer system. The method and system according to present invention is using a relative threshold level to convert the image to its binary image representation.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20110026815 - Method and apparatus for image processing: A method and apparatus for image processing are provided. The method may include generating a first restoration image by removing distortion components from an original image; determining a mixing ratio between the original image and the first restoration image based on distortion information of a region of interest in the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110026814 - System and method for efficient storage of mrc images for easy classification and retrieval: A method and system for processing image data provides associated background metadata in a searchable format and reduces file size. MRC techniques are used to process input image data. It is known that the image data may be segmented to generate a background layer representing background attributes of the input... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation
20110026817 - Method for matching colors: A method for matching colors includes providing a first source of a first color and a second source of a second color; measuring a set of spectral values for first color stimuli associated with the first color; calculating a first set of tristimulus values; defining a first set of human... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20110026816 - Rapid image categorization: The present invention discloses a method comprising: acquiring an image; digitizing the image; selecting one or more rows from a portion of the image; performing a line scan of the selected rows; retrieving a reference scan; comparing the line scan with the reference scan; identifying a feature; and categorizing the... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110026818 - System and method for correction of backlit face images: The subject application is directed to a system and method for backlit face image correction. Image data is first received that includes at least one facial region that defines an image human face. At least one facial region is detected via a processor that operates in accordance with software and... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20110026819 - Apparatus, method, and medium of encoding and decoding image data using sampling: An image data encoding/decoding apparatus and method using sampling is provided. The image data encoding apparatus may compress image data, pre-processed for each block, after sampling or without sampling, and select a more efficient compression mode from results of the compressing. The image data decoding apparatus may determine a decompression... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110026820 - Prediction-based image processing: A pixel block (300) is compressed by providing a respective color component prediction for each pixel (310-318) in the block (300). A difference between color components of two neighboring pixels (312, 316) is calculated and compared to a threshold. If the difference is smaller than the threshold, the prediction is... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20110026824 - Image processing device and image processing method: Included are determining a position of a pixel serving as an extraction subject by using first image data photographed under a first light source; determining an extraction range corresponding to the determined position, by using a color value of the pixel at the determined position and a color value of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20110026821 - Method for matching colors between two systems: A method for matching colors including comparing the appearance of a first white color associated with a first color imaging system and a second white color associated with a second color imaging system, wherein the tristimulus values of the first and second white color are similar; determining a fixed correction... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20110026822 - Ststem and method for detecting black bars in electronic image: A testing method includes following steps. An electronic image is captured by an electronic device. A test device detect whether the image has any black bar. If the image has a black bar, pixel values in the black bar are extracted. If the pixel values in the black bar are... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110026823 - System and method for detecting blemishes in an image captured by an electronic device: A method for detecting blemishes in a RGB image captured by an electronic device includes following steps. The image is read from the electronic device. A center point of the image is defined. Pixels of radials radiating from the center point of the image are detected for detecting blemishes in... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110026825 - System for creating a capsule representation of an instructional video: A method is provided that creates a lecture video capsule containing highlights of an original instructional video based on visual quality and content. The method includes segmenting and recognizing activities in the instructional video using a hidden Markov model (HMM). The activities are classified into three categories: talking head, writing... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20110026826 - Precise boundary segment intersection for boundary representation modeling: Precise boundary segment intersection methods and systems for boundary representation are described. For example, in one embodiment, a method includes computing a plurality of intersections of a plurality of segments, computing an uncertainty associated with each intersection of the plurality of intersections, and determining whether to aggregate at least one... Agent: Schlumberger Information Solutions
20110026827 - Visualization program, visualization method and visualization apparatus for visualizing reading order of content: A visualization program, method and apparatus for determining reading order of content in a structured document. The method includes generating, for each of a plurality of elements, a directed segment; storing, in the reading order, the generated directed segments of the elements into a storage device; reading from the storage... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20110026828 - Enhanced screen capture for form manipulation: In another illustrative embodiment, an access request for a form is detected. A determination is made as to whether the form corresponds to a stored image in a number of stored images. If the form corresponds to a stored image, metadata associated with the stored image is retrieved. The metadata... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20110026830 - Codebook generating method: A codebook generating method comprises a dividing and transforming step dividing an original image into original blocks and transforming each of the original blocks into an original vector; a parameter setting step setting a distortion tolerance and a predetermined number of representative blocks; a single group setting step setting the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20110026829 - Image recognition apparatus with a plurality of classifiers: In an apparatus, an applying unit applies selected classifiers in sequence to an object image. A score calculating unit calculates, each time a classifier is applied to the object image, a summation of an output of an at least one classifier already applied to the object image to thereby obtain... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110026831 - Compact signature for unordered vector sets with application to image retrieval: To compute a signature for an object comprising or represented by a set of vectors in a vector space of dimensionality D, statistics are computed that are indicative of distribution of the vectors of the set of vectors amongst a set of regions Ri, i=1, . . . , N... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20110026832 - Automatic extraction of planetary image features: A method for the extraction of Lunar data and/or planetary features is provided. The feature extraction method can include one or more image processing techniques, including, but not limited to, a watershed segmentation and/or the generalized Hough Transform. According to some embodiments, the feature extraction method can include extracting features,... Agent: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center
20110026833 - Environment recognition system, environment recognition method and robot: A system capable of recognizing position, a shape, a posture and the like of an object present in a marginal environment of a device such as a robot in order to make the device perform operations on the object as a subject. In an environment recognition system, 3D information and... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20110026834 - Image processing apparatus, image capture apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. First and second images are photographed from different points of view. A block division unit divides the first image into blocks. A similarity calculation unit calculates similarities between blocks in the first image and image regions in the second image. A likelihood... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110026836 - Context coordination for an artistic digital template for image display: An apparatus and method for creating a coordinated image display. A computer system comprising stored digital templates for said image display can be operated by a user to generate the image display. The templates each have a plurality of digital openings for displaying digital images and each of those openings... Agent: Raymond L. Owens, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Comapny
20110026837 - Image processing device and method: It is an object of the present invention to provide an image processing device capable of capturing an image of various objects and common scenes with ideal compositions and attractive compositions. The image processing device predicts an attention region 52 for a through image 51, based on a saliency map... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC
20110026838 - Publishing techniques for adding value to a rendered document: A system for processing a visual capture operation as described. The system receives an indication of a visual capture operation performed from a rendered document. The indication specifies both a text sequence capture as part of the capture operation and a supplemental marking captured as part of the capture operation.... Agent: Perkins Coie, LLP
20110026835 - System for matching artistic attributes of secondary image and template to a primary image: A system for automatically selecting a template and a number of secondary images for display with a primary preselected image based on analyzing the primary image's attribute information and comparing the template's required image attributes and secondary image's attribute information. The attribute information is used to evaluate and arithmetically score... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20110026839 - Artistic digital template for image display: A system storing digital templates for an image display. The template has a plurality of digital openings for displaying digital images and each opening has at least one corresponding required attribute that is digitally stored in association with its corresponding opening. At least one designated image for display in at... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20110026840 - System and method for indoor-outdoor scene classification: Embodiments include a scene classification system and method. In one embodiment, a method includes forming a first plurality of image features from an input image, processing the first plurality of image features in the first scene classifier using a set of first sub-classifiers, each first sub-classifier determining first classification data... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP
20110026841 - Clustering processing method, clustering processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable medium: A clustering processing method for dividing a samples into a plurality of clusters based on a feature amount of each sample, the plurality of clusters each belonging to one of a plurality of layers composed of M layers (M=2, . . . , K), the clustering processing method comprises a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20110026842 - Dispersed storage network data manipulation: A method begins by a processing module receiving data for dispersed storage, wherein the data has an associated user identification (ID), and obtaining a codec flag based on the associated user ID. The codec flag may indicate one or more codec types and a codec execution order. The codec types... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20110026843 - Image encoding and decoding apparatus and method for effectively transmitting large capacity image: Provided are an image encoding and decoding apparatus and method, which can effectively transmit a large capacity image. The image encoding apparatus generates a plurality of actual images with respect to an input image, and generates a difference image capable of predicting another actual image using one actual image, thereby... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110026845 - Prediction of images by prior determination of a family of reference pixels, coding and decoding using such a prediction: A method is provided for predicting partitions of at least one group of pixels in an image to be coded, with respect to a group of reference pixels. Accordingly, the group of reference pixels is obtained by calculating a function characteristic of a predetermined mode of prediction, the reference pixels... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20110026846 - Discrete cosine processing circuit and image processing device utilizing the same: A discrete cosine transformation circuit comprising a pipeline with a memory stage and an arithmetic stage. The arithmetic stage comprises first and second arithmetic logic units (ALU). Each of the ALUs receives from the memory a set of image data, performs a first calculation on the set of image data... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110026847 - Region-based method for iterative regularization image enhancement, and associated region-based apparatus and associated processing circuit: A region-based method for iterative regularization image enhancement, includes: for each region of a plurality of regions of an image, performing at least one gradient calculation of an objective function of a latest representative function of the region and updating the latest representative function according to the gradient calculation; and... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110026849 - Image processing apparatus and method, data processing apparatus and method, and program and recording medium: The present invention determines the adopting ratio (weight coefficient) between the high image quality processing using the tensor projection method and the high image quality processing using another method according to the degree of deviation of the input condition of the input image, and combines these processes as appropriate. This... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110026848 - Method and system for robust universal denoising of noisy data sets: Embodiments of the present invention provide context-class-based universal denoising of noisy images and other noise-corrupted data sets. Prediction-error statistics for each prediction class, relative to a prefiltered image, are collected to estimate a bias for each prediction class, and prediction-error statistics for each conditioning class, relative to a prefiltered image,... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110026850 - Context-cluster-level control of filtering iterations in an iterative discrete universal denoiser: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to various enhanced discrete-universal denoisers that have been developed to denoise images and other one-dimensional, two-dimensional or higher-dimensional data sets in which the frequency of occurrence of individual contexts may be too low to gather efficient statistical data or context-based symbol prediction. In... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110026851 - Method for reconstructing a fluorescent image of the interior of a turbid medium and device for imaging the interior of a turbid medium: A method for reconstructing a fluorescence image of the interior of a turbid medium is provided. The method comprises the step: accommodating a turbid medium (1) to which a fluorescent contrast agent has been administered in a measurement volume (4). The fluorescent contrast agent is capable of emitting light in... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110026852 - Disk sector allocation for high performance access to images: An image data storage system and associated method store, on one or more disk drives in a disk drive array, original image data for different images as well as multiple resolution levels of compressed image data for each image. The lowest resolution level image data for multiple different images (i.e.,... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC Frederick W. Gibb, Iii, Esq.
20110026853 - System and method for providing objectified image renderings using recognition information from images: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLPPrevious industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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