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Image analysis March listing by industry category 03/11Below 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. 03/31/2011 > 69 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110075882 - Geospatial information creating system and geospatial information creating method: To be precisely extracted a house footprint. There is provided a geospatial information creating system for extracting a footprint of a house from an aerial photograph, comprising a processor for executing a program, a memory for storing data required for executing the program, and a storage unit for storing the... Agent: Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.
20110075883 - Method and system for recording automatic call distributor calls: A method for recording automatic call distributor calls includes receiving from a caller a call for distribution to one of a plurality of agents and distributing the call to a first agent of the plurality of agents for handling. The method includes creating a call signature associated with the call... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20110075884 - Automatic retrieval of object interaction relationships: A method for automatically retrieving interaction information between objects, including: with a server, transforming a first image and a second image submitted to said server from a source into first and second sets of parameters, respectively; searching a database for an interaction relationship between the first and second images using... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110075886 - Graphics-aided remote position measurement with handheld geodesic device: A graphics-aided geodesic device is provided. The device may include a display, camera, distance meter, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System, including GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo) receiver and antenna, and horizon sensors. Data from the camera and horizon sensors may be displayed to assist the user in positioning the device over... Agent: Javad Gnss, Inc.
20110075887 - Lens shift measuring apparatus, lens shift measuring method, and optical module manufacturing method: The lens shift measuring apparatus calculates a position of a predetermined portion of a frame body, on the basis of an imaging result obtained by imaging reflected light from the frame body, in a state in which light is irradiated onto a lens-attached member having a lens and the frame... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110075885 - Volumetric image data processing: A method, apparatus, computer readable medium storing computer readable instructions are disclosed for processing volumetric image data. According to the method, 3-dimensional data points are collected. A plurality of 2-dimensional image maps is obtained from the 3-dimensional data points. At least one of the plurality of 2D image maps is... Agent:
20110075888 - Computer readable medium, systems and methods for improving medical image quality using motion information: Motion information generated by comparing one or more instances of clinical volume data may be used in a variety of applications. Examples of applications described herein include filtering volume data and adjusting voxel intensity based on the motion information. Motion information may also be used to compress volume data. Combinations... Agent:
20110075889 - Image processing system with ambient sensing capability and image processing method thereof: An image processing system with ambient sensing capability includes an image sensing device and an ambient sensing device. The image sensing device is used for sensing a scene to generate original image data. The ambient sensing device is coupled to the image sensing device, for analyzing a part of the... Agent:
20110075890 - Image inspection apparatus, image inspection method, and image recording apparatus: An image inspection apparatus includes a pre-printed element reduction section that reduces influence of a pre-printed element on inspection and generates an inspection object image, and a comparative inspection section that compares the inspection object image with the additionally-recorded data, to inspect a performance level of a result of overprinting.... Agent: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
20110075891 - Image classifying device, image classifying system, image classifying method, and recording medium: An image classifying device comprises: a pathway data input unit for inputting a plurality of pathway data, the pathway data including person information, pathway information that is continuous location information, date information and time information; an image data input unit for inputting image data which contains imaging date/time information; a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110075893 - Iris recognition system and method: A system and method for performing an identity search in a database of iris images for a probe iris image includes generating a full-length iris code and a compact iris code for iris images in a database, and generating a full-length iris code and a compact iris code for a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110075892 - System and method for generating and employing short length iris codes: A system and method for generating compact iris representations based on a database of iris images includes providing full-length iris codes for iris images in a database, where the full-length iris code includes a plurality of portions corresponding to circumferential rings in an associated iris image. Genuine and imposter score... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110075894 - Digital image processing using face detection information: A method of processing a digital image using face detection within the image achieves one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that correspond to an image of a face within the digital image. Default values are determined of one or more parameters of at... Agent:
20110075895 - Digital image processing using face detection information: A method of processing a digital image using face detection within the image achieves one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that correspond to an image of a face within the digital image. Default values are determined of one or more parameters of at... Agent:
20110075896 - Computer readable medium, systems and methods for medical image analysis using motion information: Motion information generated by comparing one or more clinical volume data may be used in a variety of applications. Examples of applications described herein include 1) generation of interpolated volume data at a time point somewhere between two received instance of volume data; 2) propagation of geometric information from one... Agent:
20110075900 - Diagnosis assisting system, computer readable recording medium having diagnosis assisting program recorded thereon, and diagnosis assisting method: A plurality of sets of volume data obtained by imaging a subject on different imaging dates or different imaging times are analyzed, to calculate at least one type of index value that represents the state of the subject within each set of volume data. Transition data that represent transitions in... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110075899 - Efficient correction of polychromy effects in image reconstruction: A method for determining absorption coefficients corrected with polychromy artifacts for an object composed of a plurality of material types differentiated with absorption attributes is provided. A plurality of x-ray beam projections of the object are recorded with monochrome x-rays from different positions. The recorded projections are reconstructed to determine... Agent:
20110075898 - Medical image interpreting apparatus and cursor-moving method: In the medical image interpreting apparatus having a pointing device for moving a cursor, medical image, interpretation report, and cursor are displayed on a display screen, and initial movement information and information on the destination of movement of the cursor are linked and stored, via the pointing device when the... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
20110075901 - Medical image processing apparatus and method and computer-readable recording medium: A target-viewpoint position in a first-medical-image having multiple viewpoints is determined. Information about an anatomical structure and/or a lesion in the first-medical-image is obtained, as first information. Further, information about an anatomical structure and/or a lesion in a finding with respect to at least one second-medical-image of the same examined... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110075897 - Stain-based optimized compression of digital pathology slides: A novel and useful method and system of optimized image compression of digital pathology slide images. The optimized image compression mechanism exploits the special color properties of the stained tissue represented by the digital pathology slides and provides an image compression algorithm having improved rate-distortion performance. Optimized color transforms are... Agent: Genera Electric Company
20110075902 - System and method for multi-segment center point trajectory mapping: A computer implemented method of mapping of multiple regional center point trajectory movements of cavity walls is provided in which images are acquired and a region-of-interest is identified in each of the images. The region-of-interest is divided into a plurality of distinct regions and a regional center point for each... Agent:
20110075911 - Accurate determination of the shape and localization of metallic object(s) in x-ray ct imaging: A binary image reconstruction method is provided to identify metal objects in a computer tomography (CT) image. The method includes providing a suitably programmed computer, providing a CT image, where the CT image includes intensity data, and the suitably programmed computer is used to determine a first range of attenuation... Agent:
20110075903 - Method and system for the analysis of peculiarities in fingerprints: b
20110075906 - Scanning of a cyclically moved examination object using a contrast agent within the scope of a preliminary examination by means of a ct scanner: A method is disclosed for scanning a cyclically moved examination object using a contrast agent within the scope of a preliminary examination by way of a CT scanner, in which measurement data is recorded at a sequence of recording times, and in which a first image is reconstructed at every... Agent:
20110075904 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: Provided is an ultrasonic imaging apparatus including: a time-gain controller (TGC) that compensates an amplitude fading occurring in the process of propagation inside a living body; a scan converter (SC) that constructs image data; a TIC measurement unit that measures a TIC of each pixel; an evaluation index input unit... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20110075907 - X-ray computed tomography apparatus and image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, An X-ray CT apparatus includes acquisition unit, intermediate image generating unit, weighting factor calculating unit, and resultant image generating unit. The intermediate image generating unit generates a first image based on a first projection data set and a second image based on a second projection data... Agent:
20110075905 - X-ray computed tomography apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an X-ray computed tomography apparatus includes an X-ray generating unit and an area detector. The reconstruction processing unit reconstructs first and second volume data including an overlap region. The extraction unit extracts first and second slice images from the first and the second volume data respectively.... Agent:
20110075909 - X-ray imaging system, imaging method and computer readable media including imaging program: The X-ray imaging system includes an imager in which projection data of X-ray images taken at different angles is acquired in tomosynthesis imaging, a first image reconstruction unit in which the acquired projection data of the X-ray images is used to reconstruct an X-ray tomographic image, an abnormal pixel data... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110075910 - X-ray imaging system, imaging method and computer readable media including imaging program: An X-ray imaging system includes an imager in which a subject is irradiated with X-ray at different angles while moving an X-ray source in one direction and the X-ray with which the subject has been irradiated is detected with a flat panel detector to acquire projection data of X-ray images... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110075908 - X-ray imaging system, x-ray imaging method, and computer-readable medium storing x-ray imaging program: An X-ray imaging system comprises: an imaging unit for irradiating a subject with X ray at different angles while moving an X-ray source in one direction in tomosynthesis imaging, detecting the X ray with which the subject has been irradiated with a flat panel detector to acquire projection data of... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110075913 - Lesion area extraction apparatus, method, and program: Recording a plurality of lesion area extraction processing data generated in advance according to a plurality of types of lesion areas, recording a radiology which includes a character string having a lesion description character and being related to position information of a lesion area in the medical image, determining lesion... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110075912 - Visualization method and imaging system: A method is provided for visualization of hollow organs of a patient. An x-ray image dataset of the hollow organ is recorded and registered. A number of individual x-ray images are recorded during a movement of an instrument with a data capture unit through the hollow organ, with each individual... Agent:
20110075914 - System and method for the quantitative assessment of digital histology images: The present disclosure concerns a method and system for assessing image quality of sub-images used to form a composite image using an algorithm developed by applying statistical correlation techniques to historical data on features of sub-images which were manually evaluated by experts and using those assessment to make decisions about... Agent: General Electric Company
20110075915 - Image processing apparatus of robot system and method and computer-readable medium thereof: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus, method and computer-readable medium of a robot which efficiently manage a moving image acquired by the robot and reinforce security to prevent image leakage. In order to restore an object region within an original image photographed by the robot, a low-resolution image is generated... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110075916 - Modeling methods and systems: Methods and/or systems for modeling 3-dimensional objects (for example, human faces). In certain example embodiments, methods and/or systems usable for computer animation or static manipulation or modification of modeled images (e.g., faces), image processing, or for facial (or other object) recognition methods and/or systems.... Agent: University Of Basel
20110075917 - Estimating aesthetic quality of digital images: A method for estimating the aesthetic quality of an input digital image comprising using a digital image processor for performing the following: determining one or more vanishing point(s) associated with the input digital image by automatically analyzing the digital image; computing a compositional model from at least the positions of... Agent:
20110075918 - Method and system for learning object recognition in images: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method for learning object recognition in an image is provided. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing a training set of standard images, calculating intrinsic images corresponding to the standard... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20110075919 - Techniques for enabling or establishing the use of face recognition algorithms: Embodiments described herein facilitate or enhance the implementation of image recognition processes which can perform recognition on images to identify objects and/or faces by class or by people.... Agent:
20110075920 - Multi-level contextual learning of data: Described herein is a framework for automatically classifying a structure in digital image data are described herein. In one implementation, a first set of features is extracted from digital image data, and used to learn a discriminative model. The discriminative model may be associated with at least one conditional probability... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20110075922 - Apparatus and method for removing ink lines and segmentation of color regions of a 2-d image for converting 2-d images into stereoscopic 3-d images: Implementations of the present invention involve methods and systems for converting a 2-D image to a stereoscopic 3-D image by segmenting one or more portions of the 2-D image based on one or more pixel color ranges. Further, a matte may be created that takes the shape of the segmented... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20110075921 - Image selection techniques: Tools disclosed herein comprise progressive, paint stroke based region recognition and selection tools. Using these tools, a user may partially paint a region of interest directly on an image (by using a paint brush or other similar tool). Unlike conventional selection tools, a user is not required to paint the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110075924 - Color adjustment: To adjust colors in an input image (II) to colors of a reference image (RI), matching reference points (RP) are provided in the input image (II) and the reference image (RI), dominant colors of the matching reference points (RP) are determined (10, 20), and the colors in the input image... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110075923 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus that separates image data in an N-dimensional first signal format (3<N) into image data in a second signal format is provided. The second signal format is used in an image output apparatus. The apparatus comprises an input unit for acquiring input image data in the first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110075925 - Film scanning method: A film scanning method is provided. When the film is judged as a negative film, the scanning device sets the scan exposure time for the film according to the base background color of the film. The negative film is scanned for the scan exposure time, wherein, the film passes through... Agent: Qisda (suzhou) Co.,ltd
20110075927 - Fast image segmentation using region merging with a k-nearest neighbor graph: The present invention has disclosed a process of image segmentation, which comprises applying edge detection to an image to obtain an edge image and preprocessing the image; oversegmentating the preprocessed image to obtain the plurality of initial partitions; constructing k-NN Graph for the oversegmented image based on the similarity between... Agent:
20110075926 - Systems and methods for refinement of segmentation using spray-paint markup: Systems for refinement of a segmentation of an image using spray-paint markup are disclosed, with methods and processes for making and using the same. Spray-paint markup allows for easy markup of errors in a segmentation. The markup's data may be correlated or harmonized with the representation of the segmentation, such... Agent:
20110075928 - High-resolution, common-path interferometric imaging systems and methods: High-resolution, common-path interferometric imaging systems and methods are described, wherein a light source generates and directs light toward a sample. An optical imaging system collects the resultant substantially scattered component and substantially unscattered component. A variable phase shifting system is used to adjust the relative phase of the scattered and... Agent:
20110075929 - Handwriting compound system: A handwriting compound system is provided. The system includes a handwriting recognition module that receives a proper number of letters from a user, detects a distance between phonemes/syllables, and shapes and locations of the phonemes/syllables, and recognizes the user's handwriting. The system also includes a point designating module, a reference... Agent: Korea University Holdings Co., Ltd.
20110075932 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus for extracting heading region from image of document: An image processing apparatus analyzes an image of a document to thereby extract a heading region from the image. The image processing apparatus detects candidates for the heading region from the image, and defines a predetermined range in the image as a range to be processed. The apparatus further groups... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
20110075931 - Image processing method for locating and recognizing barcodes in image frame, computer readable storage medium, and image processing apparatus: An image processing method of locating and recognizing barcodes in an image frame is applicable to an image processing apparatus. The method is to define plural scan tracks on the sample image frame, and the image processing apparatus searches for the section(s) possibly having the barcode, along each scan track.... Agent: Getac Technology Corporation
20110075930 - Method for comparing photographer aesthetic quality: A method for comparing a plurality of photographers by assessing the aesthetic quality of a set of digital images captured by each photographer comprising: providing a set of digital images captured by each of a plurality of photographers; using a processor to determine an aesthetic quality parameter for each digital... Agent:
20110075933 - Method for determining frontal face pose: A method for determining a frontal face pose by using the symmetry of a face including detecting a face region in an image, detecting an eye region in the detected face region, normalizing the face region, analyzing the symmetry in the normalized face region, and determining whether a face pose... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110075934 - Techniques for enabling or establishing the use of face recognition algorithms: Embodiments described herein facilitate or enhance the implementation of image recognition processes which can perform recognition on images to identify objects and/or faces by class or by people.... Agent:
20110075935 - Method to measure local image similarity based on the l1 distance measure: A method of adaptive local image similarity measurement based on the L1 distance measure is described. A relationship between distance measures is used to estimate appropriate thresholds for various patch sizes. The choice of patch size depends on the degradations contained in the image and the application. The relation between... Agent: Sony Electronics Inc.
20110075936 - Methods for image processing: A computer implemented that, in various aspects, transforms a grayscale image into an OCR image by applying a combination of steps to the grayscale image is disclosed herein. The grayscale image may include one or more alphanumeric characters. The grayscale image may includes visual content displayed upon a computer screen,... Agent:
20110075937 - Pattern detection apparatus, processing method thereof, and computer-readable storage medium: A pattern detection apparatus inputs an image of an object including repetitive patterns, estimates a period of the repetitive patterns in the input object, and generates a reference image based on images divided by the estimated period. Then, the pattern detection apparatus compares the reference image and the image of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110075939 - Data processing device using image as data source and data imput method through capturing image: A data processing device using an image as a data source includes an image capturing unit, a display unit, image recognition modules, a storage unit, a processor, and an input unit. The image capturing unit obtains an original image frame to be displayed on the display unit. The image recognition... Agent: Getac Technology Corporation
20110075938 - Identifying image abnormalities using an appearance model: The identification of known normal structures within an image is preferably accomplished using an appearance model. Specifically, an active appearance model, which encapsulates a complete model of the shape and global texture variations of an object from a collection of samples, is utilized to define normal structures within an image... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company
20110075941 - Data managing apparatus, data managing method and information storing medium storing a data managing program: A data managing apparatus having a word extracting portion that extracts one or a plurality of words from document data and a correlating portion that correlates the words extracted by the word extracting portion with related data related to the document data, includes a frequency storage portion having information about... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110075940 - Methods for monitoring usage of a computer: A computer implemented method for monitoring use of a computer and related systems and compositions of matter are disclosed. In various aspects, the methods may include the step of capturing an image of a monitored region of a computer screen of a computer, and the step of extracting image text... Agent:
20110075942 - Methods for digital image compression: Methods, systems, and compositions of matter are disclosed herein for the compression of digital image(s) and for the expansion of digital images so compressed. In various aspects, the digital images may be compressed and the compressed images expanded substantially without loss of information.... Agent:
20110075943 - image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus has a storage unit for storing uncompressed data, a compression processing unit for performing lossless compression and lossy compression on the uncompressed data, a memory controller for reading the uncompressed data from the storage unit and writing compressed data compressed by the compression processing unit and... Agent:
20110075944 - Sample based tone mapping method for high dynamic range images: The disclosure relates to adjusting intensities of images. The method includes receiving information identifying of a plurality of regions within an image; receiving an intensity adjustment of at least one of the plurality of regions; adjusting the intensities of the at least one plurality of regions based on the received... Agent:
20110075945 - Graphic arrangement deciding method, recording medium and information processing apparatus: A graphic arrangement deciding method includes the steps of: acquiring, by an information processing apparatus, photographed region information corresponding to information which identifies a photographed region and unphotographed region information corresponding to information which identifies an unphotographed region, from a wide-angle image; setting, by the information processing apparatus, order of... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110075946 - Methods, systems and computer program products for analyzing three dimensional data sets obtained from a sample: Methods of analyzing three dimensional data sets obtained from a sample over time are provided. The methods include aligning first and second volume intensity projection (VIP) images based on at least one landmark in the first and second VIP images. The first and second VIP images are obtained from a... Agent:
20110075948 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus that generates an output image according to interpolation performed by using an input image includes a pixel-value calculating unit that calculates a pixel value of a pixel of the output image according to interpolation performed by using pixel values of pixels of the input image and... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110075947 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An imaging apparatus includes an intermediate image generating section to generate a second structure component and a second texture component by magnifying each of a first structure component and a first texture component separated from an original image by an intermediate magnification ratio and to synthesize the second structure component... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20110075950 - Image retrieval device and computer program for image retrieval applicable to the image retrieval device: Provided is an image retrieval device capable of retrieving a search target image a user wants accurately in a short time in response to an input image. An image retrieval device (100) compares search target image feature amounts based on an attribute of search target images to be searched and... Agent: National Univerity Corporation Shizuoka University
20110075949 - Image searching system and method thereof: An image searching system comprises an input unit for receiving a user input; a storage unit for storing a database and a color code list. The database stores a plurality of image files. The color code list records a plurality of numeric codes corresponding to each color code. A read... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.03/24/2011 > 47 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110069861 - Distributed decoding of digitally encoded media signals: Digital data is decoded from media signals (e.g., audio, images, video, etc.) using a distributed processing in which a first device receives and pre-processes the signal, and transmits it to a remote device for further decoding. One method pre-filters the media signal, leaving a residual from which digital data is... Agent:
20110069862 - Electromagnetic imaging analyser: A particle spectrometer, operable to produce an image of a particle from an emitting or transmitting surface comprising emitting or transmitting means for said particles; means for limiting said particles according to predetermined criteria; an electromagnetic imaging analyser; selection means for selecting said particles for transmission into said spectrometer, said... Agent: Vacuum Systems Ltd
20110069863 - Image matching system, providing apparatus,imaging apparatus, image matching method, and program: An image matching system in which an imaging apparatus configured to capture an image and a storage unit configured to store matching information are connected to each other via a network and the imaging apparatus performs matching between the matching information and the captured image includes a selection unit configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110069864 - Steganographic method and device: An apparatus and method for encoding and decoding additional information into a stream of digitized samples in an integral manner. The information is encoded using special keys. The information is contained in the samples, not prepended or appended to the sample stream. The method makes it extremely difficult to find... Agent:
20110069866 - Image processing apparatus and method: Provided is an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus may extract a three-dimensional (3D) silhouette image in an input color image and/or an input depth image. Motion capturing may be performed using the 3D silhouette image and 3D body modeling may be performed.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110069865 - Method and apparatus for detecting object using perspective plane: A method and apparatus for detecting an object using a perspective plane are disclosed. The method includes determining a perspective plane for a background scene, and determining a moving object within the background scene based upon the determined perspective plane. By using a visual surveillance device and an apparatus for... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20110069868 - Signal processing system and signal processing program: A dedicated base vector based on a known spectral characteristic of a subject as an identification target having the known spectral characteristic and a spectral characteristic of an imaging system, which includes a spectral characteristic concerning a color imaging system used for image acquisition of subjects including the subject as... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20110069869 - System and method for defining an activation area within a representation scenery of a viewer interface: The invention describes a system (1) and a method for defining an activation area (3) within a representation scenery (5) of a viewer interface, which activation area (3) represents an object (7a, 7b, 7c) in an exhibition scenery (9), in particular in the context of an interactive shop window, whereby... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110069867 - Technique for registering image data of an object: A technique of registering image data of an object 112 with at least one of a location and an orientation of the object 112 is provided. A method embodiment of this technique comprises the step of providing three-dimensional image data generated for the object 112, the image data being representative... Agent: Stryker Leibinger Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110069870 - Screen space plane identification: A method of finding and defining a plane includes screen-space scanning a plurality of rows of a depth image and interpolating a straight depth line through at least two depth values for each row. A pair of straight boundary lines are then fit to the endpoints of the straight depth... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110069871 - Indoor energy-saving system: An indoor energy-saving system includes an image capture device, a motion detection module and a switch module. The image capture device is provided for capturing image data from a monitored area of a room. The motion detection module is coupled to the image capture device for analyzing a human motion... Agent: Utechzone Co., Ltd.
20110069872 - Artificial vision inspection method and system: An artificial vision inspection method and system which takes photographs, on either sides, of poultry or other meat at various stages of processing as they pass by on hanging racks. The method and system then sorts the meat according to quality parameters selected by the user, from presence or absence... Agent: Gestion Bprr Inc.
20110069873 - Medical image data alignment apparatus, method and program: An object of the present invention is to provide a medical image data alignment apparatus, method and program capable of aligning different kinds of image data on a tissue to be objected at high precision and in a short time. According to the present invention, a patient SPECT and a... Agent: Aze Ltd.
20110069875 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device includes: image reading means that reads a medical image; anisotropic area setting means that sets plural anisotropic areas continuous with a pixel-of-interest contained in the medical image with the pixel-of-interest being centered; statistical amount calculating means that calculates a statistical amount of pixel values of pixels... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20110069876 - Image processing apparatus, image processing program recording medium, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a category area dividing unit that divides each image constituting the time-series images of an object to be examined, which are captured in time series, into category areas including an examined area and an abnormal candidate area, the examined area showing the object to be... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20110069877 - Cradle for coded information reader and reading system comprising it: In a reading system, a cradle for a coded information reader includes at least one security information interaction device.... Agent: Datalogic Scanning Group S.r.l.
20110069878 - High speed optical inspection system with camera array and compact, integrated illuminator: An optical inspection system is provided for inspecting a workpiece including a feature to be inspected. The system includes a workpiece transport configured to transport the workpiece in a nonstop manner. An illuminator is configured to provide a first strobed illumination field type and a second strobed illumination field type.... Agent:
20110069879 - Apparatus and method to extract three-dimensional (3d) facial expression: Provided is a method and apparatus of extracting a 3D facial expression of a user. When a facial image of the user is received, the 3D facial expression extracting method and apparatus may generate 3D expression information by tracking an expression of the user from the facial image using at... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110069880 - Three-dimensional photographic system and a method for creating and publishing 3d digital images of an object: The present invention provides a three-dimensional photographic system, which is applicable to take pictures of an object from a great variety of angles, particularly for taking series of pictures, which are later combined together forming a three-dimensional digital image of the object (1) and publish it on a server by... Agent:
20110069881 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A mesh generation unit divides an object area into respective meshes and obtains position information, gradient information, and color information of each vertex, which forms the meshes. An encoding unit obtains the color of each of the meshes using the color information and gradient information of each vertex. The encoding... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110069882 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: A method is provided for extracting an edge included in a color image formed of first pixels expressed by color component values of three colors. The method includes: calculating a lightness value of the first pixel based on the color component values; determining which one of the low, medium, and... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
20110069883 - Image processing apparatus, display device, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a storage module, a calculator, a converter, and a filter. The storage module stores a filter coefficient corresponding to a first feature value indicating an image structure of a first pixel block of a predetermined size comprising a plurality of pixels.... Agent:
20110069884 - System and method for \"bokeh-aji\" shot detection and region of interest isolation: A “Bokeh-Aji” image is one in which the region of interest is in focus and the background is out of focus. Detection of “Bokeh-Aji” type images and then isolation to the region of interest area in a low complexity way without any human intervention is beneficial. A set of tools... Agent: Sony Electronics Inc.
20110069885 - 3+n layer mixed rater content (mrc) images and processing thereof: A method for processing image data includes using advantages of both a three-layer MRC model and an N-layer MRC model to create a new 3+N layer MRC model and to generate a 3+N layer MRC image. The method includes providing input image data; segmenting the input image data to generate:... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110069887 - Algorithm for detecting contour points in an image: A method for detecting contour points of an object in an image obtained by a video camera comprising the steps of: (i) selecting a scan line of the image; (ii) identifying minimum intensity differences called transitions between pixels of the selected scan line; (iii) identifying plateaus at both ends of... Agent:
20110069888 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus is provided. A silhouette extractor may extract a silhouette image of a target object from an input depth image. A first calculator may determine a location of at least one limb of the target object and a location of at least one joint connecting the at... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110069886 - Noise suppression method for digital image: A noise suppression method for a digital image is described, which utilizes an adjacent area of a target pixel in the digital image to conduct a denoising process on the target pixel. The noise suppression method includes the following steps. A feature-weighted processing procedure is performed on each original pixel... Agent: Altek Corporation
20110069889 - Method and device for the invariant-affine recognition of shapes: A method for the recognition of objects in at least one digital image includes: a) simulating from the digital image a plurality of digital rotations and at least two digital tilts different from 1 in order to develop a simulated image for each rotation-tilt pair; and b) applying an algorithm... Agent: Ecole Normale Superieure
20110069891 - Edge detection apparatus and computing circuit employed in edge detection apparatus: An edge detection apparatus includes a computing circuit and a determining circuit. The computing circuit includes a first multiplier block and a first adder unit. The first multiplier block includes n×m first multiplier units, wherein each first multiplier unit has a first multiplication factor. The n×m first multiplier units respectively... Agent:
20110069890 - Fast line linking: Disclosed is a computer implemented method (200) of processing a bitmap image (110) including at least one shape defined by at least one line (113-115). The method processes the image to form a plurality of boundaries, each boundary representing an enclosed path (410-424). The boundaries also define at least one... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110069895 - Defect inspection system: The present invention relates to a defect inspection system which can perform inspection condition setting easily in a relatively short period of time, can examine the inspection condition setting even when there is no sample, and further can provide an inspection condition and a defect signal intensity to a person,... Agent:
20110069894 - Image defect detection: Disclosed is a computer implemented method of detecting a defect in a printed image, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a target image comprising digital image data representing a scan of the printed image; receiving a reference image comprising digital image data representing a reference of the printed image;... Agent:
20110069892 - Method of comparing similarity of 3d visual objects: Comparison of parameters, including width, length, depth, color, and shape of a target object with a reference object is performed through use of a stereo camera. If the parameters of the target object are within threshold values of the parameters of the reference object, a match is indicated. If not,... Agent:
20110069893 - System and method for document location and recognition: Templates of known forms are stored in computer system. The templates are digitized pixels on which connected component analyses are performed resulting in a first list of components. Five to ten of those components are selected to create an ordered feature list for each form. The computer system then captures... Agent:
20110069896 - Image sorting apparatus: An image sorting apparatus provided with an image inputting unit that inputs an image; a distribution function preparing unit that prepares a distribution function of pixel values of the image; a describing unit that performs series expansion on the distribution function by using base functions that form a complete set... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20110069897 - Image processing device and method: An image processing device including: selecting section configured to select coded data corresponding to coefficient data of a subband necessary to generate a decoded image of a predetermined resolution from coded data generated by coding a line block including a coefficient data group of each subband, the line block being... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110069898 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for compression and decompression of an image dataset: A method for compression and/or decompression of bio-medical images such as DNA sequencing images is provided. The method comprises regeneration of a complete image using multiple distribution functions generated on the fly. The compression ratio achieved is in the order of 10 to 20 times, and is near lossless with... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110069899 - Parallel entropy encoding of dependent image blocks: A method of entropy encoding image or video data may include entropy encoding a number of blocks independently and in parallel to generate a number of bit streams. At least one of the number of bit streams may include an assumed value in place of a value that would be... Agent:
20110069900 - Random access image encoding system and method: An image encoding system and method for performing random access may be provided. The image encoding system may perform intra prediction based on a processing unit, and code a pixel using a result of the intra prediction. Also, the image encoding system may generate a bitstream with respect to an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co.ltd.
20110069902 - Image denoising method: An image denoising method includes the steps of: sequentially selecting a pixel in an image as a current pixel; dynamically determining a current search block and a strength parameter; pre-denoising the comparison block of each pixel in the current search block; comparing the comparison block of the pre-denoised neighborhood pixel... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc
20110069901 - Image processing apparatus, display device, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an ε filter that compares the difference between a pixel value of a target pixel to be processed and that of a surrounding pixel neighboring the target pixel in each pixel block of an input image with a predetermined threshold. When... Agent:
20110069903 - Image processing apparatus, display device, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an obtaining module, a coefficient filter, a large area filter, and a determination module. The obtaining module obtains a feature value indicating an image structure of a pixel block comprising a target pixel to be processed and a surrounding pixel neighboring... Agent:
20110069904 - Image denoising method: An image denoising method according to the present invention includes the steps of: sequentially selecting a pixel in an image as a current pixel; dynamically determining a current search block and a strength parameter; transferring the comparison block of each pixel in the current search block to a frequency domain;... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc
20110069905 - System and method for detecting and eliminating one or more defocused or low contrast-to-noise ratio images: This invention, which provides a method for detecting a corruption in an image acquired from a biological sample, includes: providing at least one image of at least one cell; generating the image of the at least one cell over a period of time; determining if the at least one image... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp
20110069906 - Method and apparatus for blending images: A method and apparatus may include aligning a reference image and an input image through ROI-based image alignment; detecting an ROI associated with an incompletely aligned region in the aligned image; and blending the aligned reference image and input image by using a plurality of weights which are attenuated according... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110069907 - Image reconstruction method: An image reconstruction method includes: fetching at least two images; calculating a relative displacement between those adjacent images by utilizing a phase correlation algorithm; calculating an absolute displacement between any one of those images and the first image of those images; and computing a common area of those images by... Agent: National Synchotron Radiation Research Center03/17/2011 > 70 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110064266 - Device and method for checking container closures: A method for checking container closures with a checking means, including passing the container closures by the checking means by means of a conveyor medium without isolating the container closures upstream of the checking means, and checking the container closures with the checking means.... Agent: Krones Ag
20110064263 - Method and system for processing an image received from a remote source: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of, at a computer system, receiving an image recorded at and transmitted from a remote source, at the... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20110064262 - Method and system for watermarking 3d content: A video transmitter identifies regions in pictures in a compressed three-dimensional (3D) video comprising a base view video and an enhancement view video. The identified regions are not referenced by other pictures in the compressed 3D video. The identified regions are watermarked. Pictures such as a high layer picture in... Agent:
20110064264 - System and method for video detection of smoke and flame: A video recognition system detects the presence of fire based on video data provided by one or more video detectors. The video recognition system divides each individual frame of video data into a plurality of frame elements and calculates with respect to each frame element a structural feature that the... Agent: Utc Fire & Security
20110064267 - Classifier anomalies for observed behaviors in a video surveillance system: Techniques are disclosed for a video surveillance system to learn to recognize complex behaviors by analyzing pixel data using alternating layers of clustering and sequencing. A combination of a self organizing map (SOM) and an adaptive resonance theory (ART) network may be used to identify a variety of different anomalous... Agent:
20110064272 - Method and apparatus for three-dimensional tracking of infra-red beacons: A method for processing data includes identifying a time signature of an infra-red (IR) beacon. Image data associated with the IR beacon is identified using the time signature.... Agent: Intel Corporation
20110064271 - Method for determining a three-dimensional representation of an object using a sequence of cross-section images, computer program product, and corresponding method for analyzing an object and imaging system: m
20110064269 - Object position tracking system and method: A method of tracking an object is provided. The method includes obtaining sensed positions of the object at a plurality of time instants and predicting a future position of the object by applying fuzzy predictive rules to the sensed positions of the object obtained from at least two previous time... Agent: Manipal Institute Of Technology
20110064270 - Optical tracking device and positioning method thereof: The present invention discloses an optical tracking device and a positioning method thereof. The optical tracking device comprises several light-emitting units, several image tracking units, an image processing unit, an analysis unit, and a calculation unit. First, the light-emitting units are correspondingly disposed on a carrier in geometric distribution and... Agent: Chang-gung University
20110064268 - Video surveillance system configured to analyze complex behaviors using alternating layers of clustering and sequencing: Techniques are disclosed for a video surveillance system to learn to recognize complex behaviors by analyzing pixel data using alternating layers of clustering and sequencing. A video surveillance system may be configured to observe a scene (as depicted in a sequence of video frames) and, over time, develop hierarchies of... Agent:
20110064273 - Automated turnout inspection: A method of inspecting a turnout of a track includes the steps of: capturing images of the components of the turnout; converting each image into a set of coordinates that traces the transverse cross-section of a rail profile; analyzing the rail profile to determine if the rail profile is a... Agent: Harsco Corporation
20110064274 - Control system of agricultural vehicle with goods carrier, agricultural vehicle, and method of controlling goods carrier of agricultural vehicle: A control system controlling a goods carrier of an agricultural vehicle for conveying goods to a target area, has a 3D imaging device providing frames imaging the target area, a data processor and a memory. The control system derives information from the frames and operates to obtain a reference frame... Agent:
20110064275 - Vehicle periphery monitoring apparatus: Provided is an apparatus capable of, even when an object is moving, measuring the position of the object at a high accuracy. A vehicle periphery monitoring apparatus (10) calculates the change rate (Rate(t)) of the size of an object region between two times separated by a specified interval (ΔT). The... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110064276 - Image transmission device and image reception device: In an image transmission device, an encoding unit selects a part of a plurality of color components constituting color information of inputted image data as a color component to be encoded while periodically changing the color component to be encoded to encode the image data of the selected color component... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110064277 - Method for interpreting dipping natural fracture and fault planes identified from borehole images: A method of interpreting specific dipping surfaces in earth formations, namely, fracture and fault planes from borehole images. The method is applicable to borehole images obtained from any borehole imaging tool, regardless of tool physics or acquisition type. The interpretation method provides for detailed description of feature s in order... Agent: Fronterra Integrated Geosciences, LLC
20110064279 - Document handling apparatus: According to one embodiment, a document handling apparatus includes an image detection unit including a plurality of light sources to irradiate a surface of a paper sheet as an inspection target with light from two different directions, and a light receiving unit configured to receive reflected light from the surface... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110064278 - System and method to detect changes in image quality: A systems and methods for providing an image forming machine capable of monitoring the image quality of images that the image forming machine produces and detecting changes in the image quality. The monitoring system using statistical techniques to fit predetermined models to a measured image quality of time sequence of... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110064280 - Method and apparatus for producing land-surface image data: An object of the invention is to provide a method and an apparatus for producing land-surface image data, which can correct, with relatively high accuracy, cloud image data included in satellite image data into land-surface image data that would emerge in the absence of a cloud. Geostationary satellite image data... Agent: Pasco Corporation
20110064281 - Picture sharing methods for a portable device: A picture sharing method for a portable device is provided. First, a picture to be shared is retrieved. A face recognition procedure is then performed on the picture to recognize at least one facial image in the picture. Thereafter, personal information corresponding to the recognized facial image is obtained. Next,... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20110064282 - Method and system for contactless fingerprint detection and verification: This invention provides a method for contactless fingerprint detection and verification comprising illuminating a fingerprint and directing a reflected light through an imaging system using liquid crystal panels and birefringent elements to polarize the light. A plurality of polarized images are captured and used to calculate the depth of structural... Agent: General Electric Company
20110064286 - Apparatus and method for surface capturing and volumetric analysis of multidimensional images: A method and apparatus for volumetric image analysis and processing is described. Using the method and apparatus, it is possible to obtain geometrical information from multi-dimensional (3D or more) images. As long as an object can be reconstructed as a 3D object, regardless of the source of the images, the... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20110064287 - Characterizing a texture of an image: Among other things, a texture of an image is characterized by deriving entropy-based lacunarity parameters from density distributions generated from the image based on a wavelet analysis. In some examples, lacunarity descriptors are extracted from textured regions using wavelet maxima. The distributions of the local wavelet maxima density in a... Agent:
20110064284 - Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to process cardiac images to detect heart motion abnormalities: Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to process cardiac images to detect heart motion abnormalities are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes adapting a state of a state-space model based on a plurality of cardiac images to characterize motion of a heart, computing an information-theoretic metric from the state... Agent:
20110064283 - Ocr interface to single result diagnostic interface: A method and apparatus are provided. The method includes the steps of an imaging device capturing an image of a display of a medical instrument, an image processor determining a location of a patient biometric measurement within the image, an optical character recognition module recognizing a set of alphanumeric characters... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110064285 - System and method for multi-image based stent visibility enhancement: A method for enhancing stent visibility in digital medical images includes providing a time series of 2-dimensional (2D) images of a stent in a vessel, estimating motion of the stent in a subset of images of the time series of images, estimating motion of clutter in the subset of images,... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20110064288 - Systems and methods for computer-aided fold detection: Described herein is a computer-aided technology for facilitating detection of folds of an object surface. In one implementation, image data is processed to determine curvature characteristics at one or more points of the surface of a region of interest. If the curvature characteristics of one of the one or more... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20110064289 - Systems and methods for multilevel nodule attachment classification in 3d ct lung images: Automated and semi-automated systems and methods for detection and classification of structures within 3D lung CT images using voxel-level segmentation and subvolume-level classification.... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20110064295 - Geometrical transformations preserving list-mode format: A diagnostic imaging device includes detector elements (16) for detecting γ- rays indicative of nuclear decay events. The detected γ-rays are used to produce lines of response (LORs) (46), which are time stamped (20) and stored in list mode. The LORs are reconstructed (34) into an image. An image analysis... Agent:
20110064294 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and blood vessel image acquiring method: Plural blood vessels different in blood flow velocity are depicted with high image quality in blood vessel imaging using PC-MRA method. For this purpose, the present invention performs a measurement of an echo signal based on application of a positive-polarity flow encode pulse and a measurement of an echo signal... Agent:
20110064291 - Method and system for detection 3d spinal geometry using iterated marginal space learning: A method and apparatus for automatic detection and labeling of 3D spinal geometry is disclosed. Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine regions are detected in a 3D image. Intervertebral disk candidates are detected in each of the spine regions using iterative marginal space learning (MSL). Using a global probabilistic spine model,... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20110064290 - Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to track endocardial motion: Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to track endocardial motion are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes segmenting a plurality of cardiac images of a left ventricle to form respective ones of a plurality of segmented images, updating a plurality of models based on the plurality of segmented images... Agent:
20110064293 - Radiation diagnostic apparatus and image reconstructing method: According to one embodiment, a radiation diagnostic apparatus includes a photon-counting detector, a counting information storage unit, an image reconstituting unit, and a controlling unit. The detector performs counting on light derived from incident radiation. The counting information storage unit stores therein counting information based on the counting result of... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
20110064292 - System and method for multi-image based virtual non-contrast image enhancement for dual source ct: A method for enhancing a virtual non-contrast image, includes receiving a pair of dual scan CT images and calculating a virtual non-contrast image from the pair of CT images using known tissue attenuation coefficients. A conditional probability distribution is estimated for tissue at first and second points in each of... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20110064296 - Imaging system with dynamic range maximization: A method of operating an instrument that is a macroscope, microscope, or slide scanner is provided where the instrument has a larger dynamic range for measurement than a dynamic range required in the final image of a specimen. In the method, data is measured from a specimen using the instrument,... Agent: Huron Technologies International Inc.
20110064297 - Monitoring apparatus, monitoring method, inspecting apparatus and inspecting method: An inspecting apparatus according to the present invention has: an imaging section 30 for obtaining images of a first range and a second range of an inspection target object; the first range being shifted from the first range in a prescribed direction, a differential processing section 44 for obtaining a... Agent:
20110064298 - Apparatus for evaluating images from a multi camera system, multi camera system and process for evaluating: An apparatus for evaluating images from a multi camera system is proposed, the multi camera system comprising a main camera for generating a main image and at least two satellite cameras for generating at least a first and a second satellite image. The cameras can be orientated to a common... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20110064299 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing method, includes: detecting a correspondence of each pixel between images acquired by imaging a subject from a plurality of viewpoints; calculating depth information of a non-occlusion pixel and creating a depth map including the depth information; regarding a region consisting of occlusion pixels as an occlusion region... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110064300 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: In the event that there is a call-up for an API (Application Programming Interface) ensuring the drawing integrity of drawing graphics images as to a graphics plane, which is a storage region in which storage regions for two images of an L region that is a storage region for one... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110064303 - Object recognition using textons and shape filters: Given an image of structured and/or unstructured objects, semantically meaningful areas are automatically partitioned from the image, each area labeled with a specific object class. Shape filters are used to enable capturing of some or all of the shape, texture, and/or appearance context information. A shape filter comprises one or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110064302 - Recognition via high-dimensional data classification: A method is disclosed for recognition of high-dimensional data in the presence of occlusion, including: receiving a target data that includes an occlusion and is of an unknown class, wherein the target data includes a known object; sampling a plurality of training data files comprising a plurality of distinct classes... Agent:
20110064301 - Textual attribute-based image categorization and search: Techniques and systems for providing textual attribute-based image categorization and search are disclosed herein. In some aspects, images may be analyzed to identify a category of an image, or portion thereof. Additional textual attributes may be identified and associated with the image. In various aspects, the categories may be types... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110064304 - Electronic document comparison system and method: An electronic document comparison system and method removes cachets and noise from a test electronic document. The system and method further compares each of second minimum blocks with a corresponding first minimum block in a standard electronic document line by line, and obtains the second minimum blocks having different coordinates... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110064305 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes an image receiving section, a succession value image generating section and a solid converting section. The image receiving section receives an image contains a line having breaks. The succession value image generating section generates a succession value image having as a pixel value the number... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20110064306 - Computer readable storage medium, image correction apparatus, and image correction method: An image correction apparatus includes a color temperature calculating unit that calculates a color temperature of a highlighted portion of image data captured with an image capturing unit, a distance determining unit that determines whether the color temperature calculated by the color temperature calculating unit is within a certain distance... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110064307 - Methods for recommending personal care product and tools therefor: A tool including a frame that includes an aperture and a boundary marker disposed about the aperture. The boundary marker includes a first marker region disposed about the aperture and a second marker region disposed about the first marker region. The color of the first marker region is different from... Agent:
20110064308 - Method and system for learning a same-material constraint in an image: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image, in a computer memory, assembling a feature vector for the... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20110064309 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image separating unit that separates and creates a plurality of derivative images from an input image based on feature of the input image; a coding unit that codes each of the derivative images separately, couples coded data of the derivative images, and generates multilayer... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20110064310 - Image forming apparatus that automatically creates an index and a method thereof: An image forming apparatus capable of automatically creating an index, and a method for the same. The image forming apparatus includes a scan unit to scan a document, a text/image separation unit to separate the scanned document into a text area and an image area and to separate texts in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20110064311 - Electronic apparatus and image search method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a group creation module, a face image selection module, a display image selection module, and a display control module. The group creation module creates groups by classifying still images. The face image selection module displays face images of persons contained in the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110064312 - Image-based georeferencing: An image-based georeferencing system comprises an image receiver, an image identification processor, a reference feature determiner, and a feature locator. The image receiver is configured for receiving a first image for use in georeferencing. The image comprises digital image information. The system includes a communicative coupling to a georeferenced images... Agent:
20110064314 - Line segment extraction device: Provided is a line segment extraction device capable of accurately and rapidly extracting a line segment. A pattern generating means relates an original image to cells of a cellular automaton to generate time-series configuration patterns. A primary detection means detects the movement of a cell in an active state and... Agent: Lateral Signal Processing Corporation
20110064313 - Method and apparatus for face determination: Provided are a method and an apparatus for processing digital images, and more particularly, a method and an apparatus for face determination, wherein it is determined if a subject is a true subject based on distance information regarding a distance to the subject and face detection information. In an embodiment,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110064315 - Method and apparatus for image capturing tampering detection: A method and apparatus for detecting tampering with an image capturing device. The method includes determining a change has occurred in average intensity if an image, determining a percentage area of a foreground mask, detecting related at least one edge and determining at least one edge weight, utilizing the average... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110064317 - Auto stacking of related images: Digital images may be grouped based on attributes of the images. To represent this grouping, the representations of the digital images are arranged into stacks.... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110064316 - Pattern recognition method, character recognition method, pattern recognition apparatus, and character recognition apparatus: According to one embodiment, a pattern recognition method includes calculating similarities of the input pattern with respect to respective categories, converting the calculated similarities of the input pattern with respect to the respective categories into first evaluation values based on a first table which indicates a relationship between similarities for... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110064319 - Electronic apparatus, image display method, and content reproduction program: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a group creation module, a display image selection module, and a display control module. The group creation module is configured to create groups by classifying a plurality of still images. The display image selection module is configured to select at least one... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110064318 - Video thumbnail selection: A method for selecting a video thumbnail includes generating a visual theme model for a sample set of images that are representative of textual information corresponding to a video file. Each of a set of candidate key frames is distinguished according to similarities shared between the candidate key frames and... Agent:
20110064320 - Image processing apparatus, control method and computer-readable medium: An image processing apparatus comprises: a resolution compression unit that performs resolution compression by thinning out pixels of a unit block image that has a second size that is larger than a first size; a registration unit that registers the block image generated by the resolution compression unit in a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110064321 - Image processing device and image processing method, information processing device and information processing method, information recording device and information recording method, information reproducing device and information reproducing method, storage: The present invention allows usable information to be selected by comparing information regarding encoding with conditions regarding encoding processing. When delay modes, picture structures, and pulldown modes do not match each other between previous encoding time and re-encoding time, parameters are not reused. When they match and image frames do... Agent:
20110064322 - Image signal decoding apparatus, image signal decoding method, image signal encoding apparatus, image signal encoding method, and program: On a bit stream, an AD (AU Delimiter) is placed at the start position of each AU (Access Unite), and a DD (Dependent Delimiter) is placed at a picture boundary of a Dependent stream. The beginning of a NAL unit is detected by detecting a start code, and a DD,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110064323 - Image decoding apparatus and image decoding method: This invention realizes an image decoding apparatus and method capable of reducing block noise without difference in gradation being lost, wherein, an image is divided into a plurality of blocks containing a plurality of pixels and said pixels are encoded with label information corresponding to representative values which represent gradation... Agent:
20110064324 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding image based on skip mode: A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding an image. The encoding method includes: deciding whether pixel values of a first block of an image are identical to pixel values of a second block of the image that is encoded prior to the first block in a current slice of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110064325 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding image based on skip mode: An image encoding method and apparatus, and an image decoding method and apparatus respectively corresponding to the image encoding method and apparatus are provided. The image encoding method includes: if a current block is an initial block of a current slice, determining whether a virtual block in which pixel values... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110064326 - Systems and methods for deblurring data corrupted by shift variant blurring: The present invention provides methods, systems and machine readable medium including machine readable code for deblurring data corrupted by shift variant blurring. A first version of data having shift variant blurring characterized by a first shift variant point spread function is provided. A target shift invariant point spread function is... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation
20110064327 - Image data fusion systems and methods: Systems and methods for image data fusion include providing first and second sets of image data corresponding to an imaged first and second scene respectively. The scenes at least partially overlap in an overlap region, defining a first collection of overlap image data as part of the first set of... Agent:
20110064328 - Image processing apparatus, system, method and program storage medium: A determination image generator of an image processing apparatus compares, in pixel units, sixth image data with seventh image data or second image data. The sixth image data is obtained by selecting, in pixel units, a minimum value of a value of first image data and a value of fifth... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20110064329 - Detecting orientation of digital images using face detection information: A method of automatically establishing the correct orientation of an image using facial information. This method is based on the exploitation of the inherent property of image recognition algorithms in general and face detection in particular, where the recognition is based on criteria that is highly orientation sensitive. By applying... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited
20110064330 - Image selection system, image output apparatus, portable terminal, image selection method and program: An image selection system is composed of an image output apparatus and a portable terminal that supplies image files indicating images that are to be supplied as output by the image output apparatus. The portable terminal includes a display unit and at least one decoder that decodes image files. The... Agent:
20110064331 - Transforming a submitted image of a person based on a condition of the person: Apparatuses, computer media, and methods for altering a submitted image of a person. The submitted image is transformed in accordance with associated data regarding the person's condition. Global data may be processed by a statistical process to obtain cluster information, and the transformation parameter is then determined from cluster information.... Agent: Accenture Global Services Gmbh03/10/2011 > 49 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110058707 - Digital watermarks: The present invention relates generally to information encoding, data hiding, steganography and digital watermarking. One claim recites: using a programmed electronic processor, encoding content with a plural-bit digital watermark in accordance with initial encoding parameters; determining an assessment of the encoded plural-bit digital watermark in each of two or more... Agent:
20110058706 - System and method for video detection of smoke and flame: A video recognition system detects the presence of fire based on video data provided by one or more video detectors. The video recognition system is operable to calculate a first flicker feature with respect to a first set of frame data and a second flicker feature with respect to a... Agent: Utc Fire & Secunity
20110058708 - Object tracking apparatus and object tracking method: Candidate contour curves for a tracking object in the current frame are determined using a particle filter, based on the existence probability distribution of the tracking object in a frame which is one frame previous to the current frame. To match a candidate curve against a contour image of the... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20110058709 - Visual target tracking using model fitting and exemplar: A method of tracking a target includes receiving an observed depth image of the target from a source and analyzing the observed depth image with a prior-trained collection of known poses to find an exemplar pose that represents an observed pose of the target. The method further includes rasterizing a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110058710 - Dynamic shape approximation: Implementations of dynamic shape approximation are described. In one technique described herein, a feature of interest in a first coordinate reference system is accessed and at least a portion of the feature is identified and converted to a second coordinate reference system. In one implementation, the size of the portion... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110058711 - Information processing apparatus, method for controlling display, and program for controlling display: A method, computer-readable storage medium, and apparatus for managing content presented on a display is provided. The method includes receiving signals representing first and second characteristics of a user, presenting first and second images on the display, the first and second images being respectively associated with the first and second... Agent:
20110058712 - Biometric recognition through examination of the surface map of the second ocular dioptric: The object of the invention is a method and the corresponding device thereof for recognition of persons incorporating, as biometric constant and determinant for each individual, the irregularities of the map of the posterior surface of the cornea, being different in each individual. The invention is based on taking an... Agent: Universidad Complutense De Madrid
20110058713 - Digital photo frame, control method and recording medium with control program: A digital photo frame including a display section capable of sequentially displaying at least two digital photographs judges the facial expression of a person viewing a digital photograph displayed in the display section, and information related to this judged facial expression is stored in association with the digital photograph being... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20110058714 - System for recognizing fingerprint image, method and program for the same: A fingerprint recognition system for extracting minutiae from a fingerprint image. The fingerprint recognition system generates a corrected image from the input fingerprint image by: eliminating incipient ridges/pores from the fingerprint image by using the density pattern of the pixels of ridge lines/valley lines in the direction orthogonal to the... Agent: Nec Corporation
20110058718 - Extracting method and apparatus of blood vessel crossing/branching portion: It is an object of the invention to provide a method of extracting a crossing/branching portion of a blood vessel from a fundus image of the eye at a high probability. The crossing/branching portion of the blood vessel is extracted from the fundus image under such conditions that three or... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110058716 - Imaging device for dental treatment, and instrument unit for dental treatment with imaging device: An imaging device for dental treatment for use in an instrument for dental treatment with a head to which a rotary cutting tool can be attached. The imaging device for dental treatment comprises: an imaging module with an imaging element; and a mounting section through which the imaging module is... Agent: J. Morita Manufaturing Coporation
20110058715 - Method for the creation of panoramic images of the eye fundus: A method for creating or calculating panoramic images of the eye fundus particularly from images of a fundus camera. In the method a pre-positioning process is carried out in which a first variable is determined for geometrically associating the images with each other. An anchor image is determined as a... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
20110058717 - Methods and systems for analyzing hard tissues: A method and system employing image analysis may provide an objective measure of property values related to hard tissue or teeth in the oral cavity. A region of analysis on an image of hard tissue may be divided into pixels. Each pixel may have an associated color characteristic (e.g., R,... Agent:
20110058723 - Apparatus for generating an image of moving object: The present invention relates to an apparatus for generating an image of a moving object, wherein a movement of the object comprises a multiple of moving phases. The apparatus comprises a measured detection data providing unit (20) for providing measured detection data of the moving object, which have been detected... Agent:
20110058721 - Method and apparatus for pulmonary ventilation imaging using local volume changes: The invention provides a novel method of high-resolution quantifiable pulmonary regional ventilation imaging using a package of computer programs, including deformable image registration and local volume change calculation on 4-D or breath-hold CT images. High resolution 3D ventilation images have been generated using this technique with superior quality. The deformation... Agent: University Of South Florida
20110058719 - Method for compressed sensing image reconstruction using a priori knowledge of spatial support: A method for image reconstruction that utilizes the benefits of compressed sensing (“CS”) while incorporating a priori knowledge of object spatial support into the image reconstruction is provided. Image data is acquired from a subject, for example, with a medical imaging system, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) system... Agent:
20110058720 - Systems and methods for automatic vertebra edge detection, segmentation and identification in 3d imaging: Systems and methods for automatic accurate and efficient segmentation and identification of one or more vertebra in digital medical images using a coarse-to-fine segmentation.... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20110058722 - Using non-attenuation corrected pet emission images to compensate for incomplete anatomic images: When compensating for truncated patient scan data acquired by a multi-modal PET/CT or PET/MR imaging system (14, 16), such as occurs when a patient is larger than a field of view for an anatomical imaging device, a segmented contour of a non-attenuation-corrected (NAC) PET image is used to identify a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110058724 - Apparatus and method for two-view tomosynthesis imaging: The invention is a directed to an apparatus for tomosynthesis imaging, wherein the apparatus comprises an x-ray source configured to irradiate an object with a beam of x-rays and a detector configured to detect the x-ray beam that passes through the object. The apparatus further comprises a computer programmed to... Agent:
20110058725 - Methods and apparatus for measuring body circumference: Methods and apparatus for measuring body circumference are provided. One method includes acquiring dual-energy two-dimensional (2D) scan information from a dual-energy x-ray scan of a body and generating a dual-energy image of the body using the 2D scan information. The method further includes determining a circumference of at least one... Agent: General Electric Company
20110058727 - Radiation imaging apparatus, radiation imaging method, and program: A radiation imaging apparatus comprising: an image capture unit capturing a radiation image; a first decision unit deciding, as a first region of interest, a region of interest from a region of a first radiation image; a first extraction unit extracting the first region of interest from the first radiation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110058726 - System and method for performing bone densitometer measurements: A system and method for performing skeletal age assessment is provided. The method includes scanning a hand and/or wrist of a patient using a dual-energy x-ray imaging system, acquiring density information of the hand and wrist using the scan, comparing the density information to at least one reference image, and... Agent: General Electric Company
20110058728 - Device and method for automatic detection of dynamic processes of cells in cell samples: A device for detecting dynamic processes of cell samples has a camera and a data processing system with a first module recognizing the cells of a first image, a second module allocating an identity to the cells, a third module allocating a frame to cells of the first image with... Agent:
20110058729 - Pattern characteristic-detection apparatus for photomask and pattern characteristic-detection method for photomask: According to one embodiment, a pattern characteristic detection apparatus for a photomask includes a detection-data creating portion, a reference-data creating portion, an extracting portion, a first area-setting portion, a detecting portion and an collecting portion. The detection-data creating portion is configured to create detection data on the basis of an... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110058730 - Image preprocessing for probe mark inspection: Digital image processing methods are applied to an image of a semiconductor interconnection pad to preprocess the image prior to an inspection or registration. An image of a semiconductor pads exhibiting spatial patterns from structure, texture or features are filtered without affecting features in the image not associated with structure... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20110058731 - Dual-sided substrate measurement apparatus and methods: An apparatus for measuring the relative positions of frontside and backside alignment marks located on opposite sides of a substrate is disclosed. The apparatus includes upper and lower optical systems that allow for simultaneous imaging of frontside and backside alignment marks. The frontside and backside alignment mark images are processed... Agent: Ultratech, Inc.
20110058732 - Method and apparatus for storing 3d information with raster imagery: The present invention meets the above-stated needs by providing a method and apparatus that allows for X parallax information to be stored within an image pixel information. Consequently, only one image need be stored, whether it's a mosaic of a number of images, a single image or a partial image... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20110058733 - Method of compiling three-dimensional object identifying image database, processing apparatus and processing program: Provided are a method of generating a low-capacity model capable of identifying an object with high accuracy, and creating an image database using the model, a processing program for executing the method, and a processing apparatus that executes the process. The method for compiling an image database that is used... Agent: Osaka Prefecture University Public Corporation
20110058734 - Classification of images as advertisement images or non-advertisement images: An advertisement image classification system trains a binary classifier to classify images as advertisement images or non-advertisement images and then uses the binary classifier to classify images of web pages as advertisement images or non-advertisement images. During a training phase, the classification system generates training data of feature vectors representing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110058735 - Color transformation sample point identification: Color transformation sample point identification is described. A subset of points from a superset of points representing a colorimetric relationship is identified. The subset of points defines an initial n-simplex with (n+1) points representing an approximation of the colorimetric relationship, where n represents a number of dimensions. An additional point... Agent:
20110058736 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a dividing unit configured to divide a target candidate image, which is assigned as a candidate of a target image, into blocks when a photo-mosaic image is generated by dividing the target image into the blocks and replacing each block with a raw image selected... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110058737 - Bitstream syntax for graphics-mode compression in wireless hd 1.1: A method of and system for encoding high definition video content using embedded graphics coding is described. The method determines if the video content includes an RGB or YUV444 color format or a YUV422 color format. If the color scheme includes RGB or YCbCr444 data and separate encoding is used,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110058738 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a histogram generator, a tone curve generator, a blend parameter generator, and a blending module. The histogram generator generates a histogram based on a luminance level of a pixel of a video signal. The tone curve generator generates a first tone... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110058739 - System and method of contrast enhancement: A system and method of contrast enhancement is disclosed. A contrast enhancement unit processes an input pixel to generate a contrast-enhanced pixel, and a delta unit subtracts the input pixel from the contrast-enhanced pixel, thereby resulting in a difference value. Multiple delayed difference values generated by a delay unit are... Agent: Himax Media Solutions, Inc.
20110058741 - Information processing method and apparatus: Input information of a multidimensional array is divided into a plurality of divided areas, accumulated information is generated by calculating accumulated values at respective element positions of the input information from a corresponding reference location for each of the plurality of divided areas, and the generated accumulated information is held... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110058740 - Method and system for fast three-dimensional imaging using defocusing and feature recognition: Described is a method and system for fast three-dimensional imaging using defocusing and feature recognition is disclosed. The method comprises acts of capturing a plurality of defocused images of an object on a sensor, identifying segments of interest in each of the plurality of images using a feature recognition algorithm,... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20110058742 - System and method for determining authorship of a document: Systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for determining authorship of a handwritten document for which the authorship is not known. A method includes scanning a document to produce a high-quality scanned image of the document, and identifying stylus information corresponding to the document. The method includes identifying authorship information corresponding to... Agent:
20110058743 - Image classification and information retrieval over wireless digital networks and the internet: A method and system for matching an unknown facial image of an individual with an image of a celebrity using facial recognition techniques and human perception is disclosed herein. The invention provides a internet hosted system to find, compare, contrast and identify similar characteristics among two or more individuals using... Agent:
20110058744 - Image discrimination device and image attribute discrimination method: An image discrimination device discriminates among image attributes indicating image types. An edge calculating section calculates an edge direction in each processing unit including a predetermined number of pixels of an image. A local connectivity calculating section calculates local connectivity intensity indicating a degree of alignment with the edge direction... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
20110058745 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: This invention relates to an image processing method and image processing apparatus capable of accurately cutting out a desired target from a displayed image. A polygonal area including a cutout target is specified from a displayed image. It is determined whether or not each side of the specified polygon contacts... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110058747 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer readable-medium: There is provided an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes: an obtaining unit configured to obtain an image; a generating unit configured to generate a plurality of feature maps for a plurality of features of the image, wherein each of the feature maps corresponds to one of the... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20110058746 - Image retrieval apparatus, image retrieval method, and storage medium: An image retrieval apparatus includes a designation unit configured to designate a query area of an image based on a user's designation operation, a display unit configured to display an area where a local feature amount is difficult to be extracted in the query area designated by the designation unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110058748 - Method and apparatus for selecting an object in an image: A boundary in an image is identified by identifying a search region within the image. The process continues by determining image gradients in the search region and determining multiple color regions within the search region. An active contour representing the boundary is created based on the image gradients and the... Agent: Corel Corporation
20110058749 - Method and apparatus for determining the mis-alignment in images: comparing the image characteristic at each point along the line with the reference image characteristic, and determining the amount of mis-alignment by determining the distance between the position of the reference image characteristic of the reference section captured in the image and the defined reference section in the scene.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110058750 - Method for registering a first imaging data set with a second imaging data set: A method for registering a first imaging data set with a second imaging data set of an object includes determining range information that describes the range of a beam in the object and determining at least one transformation parameter that describes a registration of the first imaging data set with... Agent:
20110058751 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method, information processing apparatus and information processing method, information recording apparatus and information recording method, information reproducing apparatus and information reproducing met: The present invention can code an I-picture that satisfies a predetermined condition using parameter information. When it is determined at step S1 that a picture type is the I-picture, it is determined at step S2 whether or not the phase of a macro block in previous coding agrees with that... Agent:
20110058752 - Adaptive transforms: In one embodiment, an image is broken up into multiple regions or segments, where each segment may be of arbitrary shape, and a transform (multi-scale or otherwise) is applied on the set of segments. In another embodiment, pattern adaptive prediction is used when predicting the next finer level of the... Agent:
20110058753 - Rendering images under cylindrical projections: Systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for forming composite images. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes receiving a set of component images for forming a composite image, defining a projection for the set of images transforming each component image into a projected... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20110058754 - File selection system and method: A file selection system includes a camera, a storage system, and a processing unit. The processing unit receives an image from the camera to find a key portion in the image, obtain coordinates of the key portion in the image, determine the coordinates of the key portion in the image... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.03/03/2011 > 109 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110051997 - Apparatus for determining state of stacked sheets, sheet handling apparatus and method for determining state of stacked sheets: In an embodiment, an apparatus for determining a state of stacked sheets composed of a plurality of sheets loaded on a table in a standing state includes an illumination unit to irradiate a slit light to an end face composed of side faces of the stacked sheets, a light receiving... Agent:
20110051995 - Image data processing systems for hiding secret information and data hiding methods using the same: A system for hiding secret data in halftone images is disclosed. The system includes an image input module, a halftoning processing module and an image output module. The image input module reads an original image data and a secret image data. The halftoning processing module is coupled to the image... Agent:
20110051996 - Method and system for performing x-ray inspection of a product at a security checkpoint using simulation: A method, an apparatus and a system are provided for deriving a characteristic of a product using X-rays. X-ray image data associated with the product is received, the X-ray image data being derived by performing an X-ray scan of the product using an X-ray imaging apparatus and conveying attenuation information... Agent:
20110051990 - Method and system for signal procesing non-uniformly sampled data: According to various embodiments, a method is provided for improving data and a system is provided that is configured to perform the method. The method can comprise processing a data signal by using an optical system comprising a signal processor. The method can comprise collecting data generated by the optical... Agent:
20110051994 - Method of measuring the cleanness of steel strip: The present invention relates to an automated in-line method for measuring the surface cleanness of a continuously running metal sheet or strip, characterized by the following steps: a beam of radiation or a particle beam or a spark is focused onto the surface of the running strip, the transmitted power... Agent:
20110051998 - Methods for controlling rendering of images and video: The present disclosure includes disclosure generally related to digital watermarking and steganographic encoding. One claim recites an apparatus including: electronic memory for buffering data representing video or imagery; and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is programmed for: analyzing the data representing video or imagery, the video or imagery comprising... Agent:
20110051989 - Orientation free watermarking message decoding from document scans: Bit data is encoded into characters in an input image by providing different darkness levels for pixels in either half of a text character. To determine if the input image is of a right-side up document, or an upside-down document, multiple scans of the input image at 90° rotations between... Agent:
20110051991 - Pixel analysis and frame alignment for background frames: Background frames can be completed from a collection of frames having foreground objects that are partially obscuring the pixels comprising the background. The special offset of a pixel represented across a collection of frames can be determined based on camera movement data. By determining the relative offset of a pixel... Agent:
20110051993 - System and method for ensuring the performance of a video-based fire detection system: A video-based fire detection system receives video data comprised of a plurality of individual frames, and determines based on the video data the ability of the system to detect the presence of fire. The system includes a video recognition system connectable to receive the video data and to calculate one... Agent:
20110051992 - Unsupervised learning of temporal anomalies for a video surveillance system: Techniques are described for analyzing a stream of video frames to identify temporal anomalies. A video surveillance system configured to identify when agents depicted in the video stream engage in anomalous behavior, relative to the time-of-day (TOD) or day-of-week (DOW) at which the behavior occurs. A machine-learning engine may establish... Agent:
20110052001 - Automatic error detection for inventory tracking and management systems used at a shipping container yard: A method automatically detects errors in a container inventory database associated with a container inventory tracking system of a container storage facility. A processor in the inventory tracking system performs a method that: obtains a first data record, identifies an event (e.g., pickup, drop-off, or movement) associated with the first... Agent:
20110052004 - Camera device and identity recognition method utilizing the same: A camera device includes an image capturing module, a face detection module, a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system, a storage module, and a microprocessor. The image capturing module continuously captures images of a determined filed. The face detection module detects the images to obtain a face to be tested,... Agent:
20110052005 - Designation of a characteristic of a physical capability by motion analysis, systems and methods: Motion Analysis is used to classify or rate human capability in a physical domain via a minimized movement and data collection protocol producing a discreet, overall figure of merit of the selected physical capability. The minimal protocol is determined by data mining of a more extensive movement and data collection.... Agent:
20110052000 - Detecting anomalous trajectories in a video surveillance system: Techniques are disclosed for determining anomalous trajectories of objects tracked over a sequence of video frames. In one embodiment, a symbol trajectory may be derived from observing an object moving through a scene. The symbol trajectory represents semantic concepts extracted from the trajectory of the object. Whether the symbol trajectory... Agent:
20110051999 - Device and method for detecting targets in images based on user-defined classifiers: A device and method for detecting targets of interest in an image, such as people or objects of a certain type. Targets are detected based on an optimized strong classifier descriptor that can be based on a combination of weak classifier descriptors. The weak classifier descriptors can include a user-defined... Agent:
20110052006 - Extraction of skeletons from 3d maps: A method for processing data includes receiving a temporal sequence of depth maps of a scene containing a humanoid form having a head. The depth maps include a matrix of pixels having respective pixel depth values. A digital processor processes at least one of the depth maps so as to... Agent:
20110052003 - Foreground object detection in a video surveillance system: Techniques are disclosed for detecting foreground objects in a scene captured by a surveillance system and tracking the detected foreground objects from frame to frame in real time. A motion flow field is used to validate foreground objects(s) that are extracted from the background model of a scene. Spurious foreground... Agent:
20110052002 - Foreground object tracking: Techniques are disclosed for detecting foreground objects in a scene captured by a surveillance system and tracking the detected foreground objects from frame to frame in real time. A motion flow field is used to validate foreground objects(s) that are extracted from the background model of a scene. Spurious foreground... Agent:
20110052007 - Gesture recognition method and interactive system using the same: A gesture recognition method for an interactive system includes the steps of: capturing image windows with an image sensor; obtaining information of object images associated with at least one pointer in the image windows; calculating a position coordinate of the pointer relative to the interactive system according to the position... Agent:
20110052008 - System and method for image based sensor calibration: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for the calibration of a tracked imaging probe for use in image-guided surgical systems. The invention uses actual image data collected from an easily constructed calibration jig to provide data for the calibration algorithm. The calibration algorithm analytically develops a geometric relationship between the probe... Agent:
20110052009 - Unconstrained spatially aligned head-up display: A system for providing a spatially aligned head-up display to a user viewing a scene through a display the system includes: an image sensing system including at least one image sensor deployed to sample images of the user's face, the image sensing system generating data derived at least in part... Agent:
20110052010 - Banding defect detection in digital imaging systems: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for banding defect detection and analysis in digital imaging systems. The present method utilizes the gray levels of image regions and a collection of sequence of user images to improve the banding analysis. One embodiment hereof includes: segmenting images into regions;... Agent:
20110052011 - Monolithic image perception device and method: The present invention is directed to an apparatus which can acquire, readout and perceive a scene based on the insertion, or embedding of photosensitive elements into or on a transparent or semi-transparent substrate such as glass or plastic. The substrate itself may act as the optical device which deflects the... Agent:
20110052014 - Digital image search system and method: A method and system for matching an unknown facial image of an individual with an image of an unknown twin using facial recognition techniques and human perception is disclosed herein. The invention provides a internet hosted system to find, compare, contrast and identify similar characteristics among two or more individuals... Agent:
20110052013 - Face pose estimation device, face pose estimation method and face pose estimation program: An object is to provide a face pose estimating device, a face pose estimating method, and a face pose estimating program that allow high accuracy estimation of a face pose even if a face organ cannot be detected from an image. A face organ detector 11 of the face pose... Agent:
20110052012 - Security and monetization through facial recognition in social networking websites: A method of facial feature recognition at an image hosting website includes receiving an image, processing the received image at a recognition server to identify features and/or people, determining at least one of, a targeted ad based on the identified features, and a comparison the identified features in the image... Agent:
20110052015 - Method and apparatus for navigating an electronic magnifier over a target document: A method for electronically magnifying a target object with an imaging device. The method includes obtaining a full view image of the target object, where the full view image is focused. The method further includes moving the imaging device in proximity to a portion of the target object and obtaining... Agent:
20110052019 - Analyzing objects via hyper-spectral imaging and analysis: Analyzing and classifying an object via hyper-spectral imaging and analysis. Generating, collecting respective reference objects and object hyper-spectral image data and information, of: (i) a set of reference objects related to or/and associated with the object, and (ii) the object, via a hyper-spectral imaging and analysis system. Forming, storing: (i)... Agent:
20110052018 - Apparatus for segmenting an object comprising sub-objects: The present invention relates to an apparatus (1) for segmenting an object comprising sub-objects shown in an object image. The apparatus comprises a feature image generation unit (2) for generating a feature image showing features related to intermediate regions between the sub-objects and a segmentation unit (3) for segmenting the... Agent:
20110052016 - Information processing apparatus, control method for the same, and program: An information processing apparatus comprises a storage unit storing, for each identification information that identifies medical testing, a test information that indicates a state of progress of the medical testing. The apparatus notifies the information system of the state of progress of medical testing indicated by a test information; receives,... Agent:
20110052020 - Lens capsule size estimation: Methods of estimating the size of an ocular lens capsule.... Agent:
20110052017 - Processor for pathologic diagnosis and processing system for pathologic diagnosis: The object is to enable a pathologist to appropriately conduct a diagnosis as well as enabling the pathologist to quickly proceed with the pathologic diagnosis. A processor for pathologic diagnosis comprises: a diagnosis receiver unit which receives identification information of a patient and diagnosis request information; a pathologist information storage... Agent:
20110052024 - method of analysing stroke images: A plurality of brain atlases 1, 2, 3 are co-registered 4, and mapped 8 to a scan of a brain. The mapping is then tested 9 to determine the presence of a stroke, and whether it is ischemic or hemorrhagic. This provides an accurate way of identifying strokes using patient... Agent:
20110052033 - Composite images for medical procedures: Medical imaging often involves the collective use of information presented in multiple images of an individual, such as images generated through different imaging modalities (X-ray, CT, PET, etc.) The use of a composite of these images may involve image registration to adjust for the variable position and orientation discrepancies of... Agent:
20110052027 - Image reconstructing apparatus, x-ray computed tomography apparatus, and image reconstructing method: According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a reconstructing unit, a first control unit, a detecting unit, a generating unit, and a second control unit. The first control unit controls the reconstructing unit to reconstruct first images based on projection data collected in first periods. The detecting unit detects second... Agent:
20110052030 - Iterative ct image filter for noise reduction: A method is disclosed for reconstruction of image data of an examination object from measured data, wherein the measured data was captured during a relative rotational motion between a radiation source of a computed tomography system and the examination object. Image data of the examination object is determined from the... Agent:
20110052026 - Method and apparatus for determining angulation of c-arm image acquisition system for aortic valve implantation: A method and system for determining an angulation of a C-arm image acquisition system for aortic valve implantation is disclosed. One or more landmarks of the aortic root is detected in a 3D image. A plane representing an aortic annulus direction is defined in the 3D image based on the... Agent:
20110052031 - Method and magnetic resonance system to correct distortions in image data: In a method for correction of distortions in image data in a diffusion imaging, the image data are acquired with an imaging MRT measurement for a predetermined diffusion weighting and map a predetermined image segment. A diffusion model for the image segment is determined. Output image data are determined for... Agent:
20110052029 - Method and system for generating accented image data: A method and system for producing accented image data for an accented image is disclosed. The method includes decomposing each of a first and a second image into a gradient representation which comprises spectral and edge components. The first image comprises more spectral dimensions than the second image. The edge... Agent:
20110052028 - Method and system of liver segmentation: A method for segmenting liver parenchyma in a medical image. The method comprises receiving a medical image depicting the liver parenchyma, separating the liver parenchyma from in the medical image, and segmenting the depicted liver parenchyma to functionally independent liver segments.... Agent:
20110052021 - Precise image reconstruction of spiral ct images at optional pitch values: At least one embodiment of the invention relates to a method for the reconstruction of image data of an examined object from measuring data, wherein the measuring data were detected by a detector within and outside of its Tam-Danielsson window during a relative spiral movement between a radiation source of... Agent:
20110052023 - Reconstruction of images using sparse representation: A method for reconstructing an image includes steps of obtaining a measurement in a first domain, generating an estimate of the image in a second domain based at least in part on the measurement, generating a sparse representation in a third domain based at least in part on the estimate,... Agent:
20110052032 - System and method for identifying signatures for features of interest using predetermined color spaces: A system and method for identifying objects of interest in image data is provided. The present invention utilizes principles of Iterative Transformational Divergence in which objects in images, when subjected to special transformations, will exhibit radically different responses based on the physical, chemical, or numerical properties of the object or... Agent:
20110052022 - System and method of data interpolation in fast kvp switching dual energy ct: A CT system includes a rotatable gantry having an opening for receiving an object to be scanned, an x-ray source coupled to the gantry and configured to project x-rays through the opening, a generator configured to energize the x-ray source to a first kVp and to a second kVp to... Agent:
20110052025 - System for imaging pathway verification: The disclosure includes computer implemented methods and devices comprising processors for inputting images and medical history into an electronic medium and analyzing x-ray images of a subject's breasts to determine density. The disclosure further contemplates using these methods and devices to generate a numerical value. The disclosure further contemplates using... Agent:
20110052036 - Planning system for intraoperative radiation therapy and method for carrying out said planning: The invention relates to a simulation and planning system for intraoperative radiation therapy and to a method allowing said system to be used for treatment studies, simulation, planning, training and recording, which system generally comprises a central processing unit or computer (1) for management and control and software-based communication with... Agent:
20110052034 - Radiographic imaging apparatus and processing method therefor: A radiographic imaging apparatus performs imaging based on an examination order including a plurality of imaging protocols, executes image processing for the captured image based on the imaging protocol used at the time of the imaging, designates a change source imaging protocol and a change destination imaging protocol from the... Agent:
20110052035 - Vessel extraction method for rotational angiographic x-ray sequences: A method (100) of blood vessel extraction for rotational angiographic X-ray sequences, comprising obtaining a 2.5D vesselness detection response in 3D (208). The method (100) utilizes the projection matrices to realize the correspondence among different image frames to extract low level image features for subsequent segmentation and 3D image reconstruction.... Agent:
20110052037 - 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:
20110052038 - Tissue-slice image acquirement and display apparatus, tissue-slice image acquirement and display method, and tissue-slice image acquirement and display program: A tissue-slice image acquirement and display apparatus includes: an entire-image acquirer that acquires a bright-field image of an entirety of a first slice of a tissue and a dark-field image of an entirety of a second slice of the tissue; a modifier that modifies a profile shape of a slice... Agent:
20110052039 - Method and apparatus for inspecting appearance of long-length objects: An apparatus for inspecting appearance of long-length object takes images of lighted line every predetermined timing while making the hose move in the long-length direction. By this, the contours of the hose are taken continuously and correctly over the length direction of the hose (H). The height direction position data... Agent:
20110052040 - Substrate inspection method: A substrate inspection method is disclosed. The disclosed method includes 1) providing one or more images of one or more sample substrates; 2) identifying, from the images, two or more occurrences of a target pattern in the images; and 3) comparing the identified target-pattern occurrences against each other to determine,... Agent:
20110052045 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable medium: A system is provided to compress an image of a subject captured in a plurality of directions, at high compression, and the image processing apparatus includes: a model storage section that stores a reference model that is a three-dimensional model representing an object; a model generating section that generates, based... Agent:
20110052044 - Method and apparatus for cross-section processing and observation: A cross-section processing and observation method includes: forming a cross section in a sample by a focused ion beam through etching processing; obtaining a cross-section observation image through cross-section observation by the focused ion beam; and forming a new cross section by performing etching processing in a region including the... Agent:
20110052041 - Method for determining the rotational axis and the center of rotation of a vehicle wheel: The invention relates to a method for determining the rotational axis and the rotating center of a vehicle wheel by means of at least two image capture units assigned to each other in position and situation during the journey of the vehicle, and by means of an analysis unit arranged... Agent:
20110052043 - Method of mobile platform detecting and tracking dynamic objects and computer-readable medium thereof: Disclosed herein is a computer-readable medium and method of a mobile platform detecting and tracking dynamic objects in an environment having the dynamic objects. The mobile platform acquires a three-dimensional (3D) image using a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor, removes a floor plane from the acquired 3D image using a random sample... Agent:
20110052042 - Projecting location based elements over a heads up display: Methods and systems for projecting a location based elements over a heads up display. One method includes: generating a three dimensional (3D) model of a scene, based on a source of digital mapping of the scene; associating a position of at least one selected LAE contained within the scene, with... Agent:
20110052046 - System and method for visual searching of objects using lines: Disclosed is method of visual search for objects that include straight lines. A two-step process is used, which includes detecting straight line segments in an image. The lines are generally characterized by their length, midpoint location, and orientation. Hypotheses that a particular straight line segment belongs to a known object... Agent:
20110052047 - System and method for generating an intrinsic image using tone mapping and log chromaticity: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image in an array of pixels, in a computer memory, performing... Agent:
20110052049 - Apparatus, method and article for evaluating a stack of objects in an image: An object evaluation system may determine a value for a stack of objects that appear in a pixelated color image. To determine the value of the stack of objects, the evaluation system preprocess at least a portion of the pixelated color image to produce a set of two color contour... Agent:
20110052051 - Color determining apparatus, image processing apparatus, color determining method and color determining program: A color determining apparatus which determines whether an document is a color document or a monochrome document based on image data of the document including a plurality of pixel data, includes a pixel color determination part which performs color determination of pixels based on a luminance component value and a... Agent:
20110052048 - Image color processing device and method thereof: An image color processing device adapted to process a luminance data and an input chrominance data of an image includes an edge detecting unit, a chrominance filtering unit, and a chrominance mixing unit. The edge detecting unit receives the luminance data and detects whether each pixel of the image is... Agent:
20110052050 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable storage medium: A feature vector computation section 24 of an image processing apparatus computes a feature vector expressing gradient histograms for each of plural child regions that have been further partitioned from plural parent regions partitioned from a discrimination-subject image. A feature relative vector computation section 26 of the image processing apparatus... Agent:
20110052052 - Image compression apparatus and computer-readable recording medium recorded with image compression program: A pattern data storage stores a plurality of different pattern data having the same data size as bit planes. An image compressing/decoding unit calculates code amounts of the respective encoded bit planes and successively adds the code amounts of the respective bit planes in decreasing order from that of the... Agent:
20110052058 - Artifacts measurement on video decomposable properties by dynamic fuzzy reasoning: To determine if a pixel exhibits artifacts, statistics are generated for the pixel and its neighbors. These statistics are compared with thresholds. If the comparison of the statistics and the thresholds suggests that the pixel exhibits a pixel artifact, then recourse can be taken, either to adjust the pixel value... Agent:
20110052055 - Color conversion system and method: Provided is a color conversion system and method. The color conversion system which converts the color of a filmed image includes: an image separation unit configured to receive a reference image including a color reference table and an action image, and separate the reference and action images from each other;... Agent:
20110052053 - Digital image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus suitable for processing a digital image in YCrCb color space, the image having an initial luminance plane Y and two initial Cr, Cb chrominance planes, the processing apparatus including a first block that receives the initial luminance plane Y of the digital image and processes and... Agent:
20110052056 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: This invention provides an image processing apparatus including a unit which generates index image data, a unit which obtains a position of thumbnail image data in the index image data, a unit which divides the index image data so as to prevent overlap of the thumbnail image data, a unit... Agent:
20110052057 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and color image generating system: When a monochrome image is converted into a color image, following criteria are applied. a) Black, white, and a color having lightness according to a pixel value are assigned to minimum and maximum pixel values, and a pixel value therebetween, respectively. b) For the pixel value near but excluding the... Agent:
20110052054 - Method and apparatus for positioning edges of photograph: A method for positioning edges of a photograph, includes flowing steps. A photograph taken by a camera module of an electronic device is obtained. RGB values of the pixels of the photograph are processed to get corresponding RGB modification values of the pixels of the photograph. Positions of vertexes of... Agent:
20110052059 - Generating image histogram by parallel processing: A histogram is generated. An image is input, and a pixel value is assigned to each pixel of the input image. A set of bin indexes is defined, with each bin index representing one or more possible numerical values for a pixel. A parallel sort is applied to the pixel... Agent:
20110052060 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus generates, for an image, partial histograms by dividing a luminance histogram at downward convex parts of a frequency distribution of the luminance histogram. The image processing apparatus calculates, for a partial histogram selected from the partial histograms, a difference between a maximum frequency in each of... Agent:
20110052061 - Method and apparatus for detecting important information from moving picture: Provided is a method of detecting important information from a moving picture. The method includes: detecting first candidate areas that are presumed to include important information in a plurality of moving picture frames by using stop edge information, which is edge information overlapped at a same position throughout the plurality... Agent:
20110052062 - System and method for identifying pictures in documents: A system and method to identify pictures in documents. An image representing a page of a document is received. The image is analyzed to identify text objects in the page. A masked image is generated by masking out regions of the image including the text objects in the page. Groups... Agent:
20110052063 - Consistent hierarchical labeling of image and image regions: Classification of image regions comprises: recursively partitioning an image into a tree of image regions having the image as a tree root and at least one image patch in each leaf image region of the tree, the tree having nodes defined by the image regions and edges defined by pairs... Agent:
20110052064 - Method for processing optical character recognition (ocr) output data, wherein the output data comprises double printed character images: The present invention is related to a method of processing of output data from an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system, wherein the output data comprises images of double printed characters. The method identifies the respective members of a suspected double printed character image by first providing a set of single... Agent:
20110052065 - Method for applying a signature simplicity analysis for improving the accuracy of signature validation: The present invention provides a method for applying a signature simplicity analysis for improving the accuracy of signature validation, the method including the steps of generating a plurality of synthetic fraudulent signatures for a person, encoding authentic signatures of the person using signature simplicity and validating the signatures using signature... Agent:
20110052066 - Handwritten character recognition: A method for classifying a handwritten input character is disclosed. Character models are used. Each character model is associated with an output character and defines a model specific segmentation scheme for that output character and an associated segment model. The model specific segmentation scheme defines a minimum length corresponding to... Agent:
20110052072 - Apparatus and method for connecting device through image recognition in mobile terminal: An apparatus and a method for reading an image in a mobile terminal to establish a connection with a neighbor apparatus corresponding to the read image are provided. The apparatus includes an apparatus connector. The apparatus connector determines a neighbor apparatus to which a user desires to connect by reading... Agent:
20110052067 - Clustering nodes in a self-organizing map using an adaptive resonance theory network: Techniques are disclosed for discovering object type clusters using pixel-level micro-features extracted from image data. A self-organizing map and adaptive resonance theory (SOM-ART) network is used to classify objects depicted in the image data based on the pixel-level micro-features. Importantly, the discovery of the object type clusters is unsupervised, i.e.,... Agent:
20110052068 - Identifying anomalous object types during classification: Techniques are disclosed for identifying anomaly object types during classification of foreground objects extracted from image data. A self-organizing map and adaptive resonance theory (SOM-ART) network is used to discover object type clusters and classify objects depicted in the image data based on pixel-level micro-features that are extracted from the... Agent:
20110052074 - Image database creation device, image retrieval device, image database creation method and image retrieval method: A device includes an image receiver which receives an image and a storage controller which stores the image in association with an identifier corresponding to a feature quantity of the image by using a previously prepared relationship between a feature quantity and an identifier.... Agent:
20110052076 - Image processing apparatus and subject discrimination method: An image processing apparatus includes an image input unit configured to input an image, a scanning unit configured to scan a detection window on the input image, a first discrimination unit configured to determine whether a pattern within the detection window is a subject based on a plurality of characteristic... Agent:
20110052070 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer readable-medium: There is provided an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes: an obtaining unit configured to capture an image; a specifying unit configured to specify at least one pixel on an edge of the image; a tracking unit configured to track pixels that are similar to the at least... Agent:
20110052071 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus for extracting a contour of an object which extracts boundary candidate points from the image and sets reference areas each having one of boundary candidate points as a center and includes small areas. A first reference area is set from the reference areas and a first... Agent:
20110052069 - Image search apparatus: An image search apparatus includes: an image feature extraction unit for extracting features of images; an image search data storage unit for storing the features of the images; a user interface unit for inputting an image search condition, and displaying a search result; and an image search execution unit for... Agent:
20110052073 - Landmark identification using metadata: Methods, systems, and apparatus are presented for associating a point of interest with a captured image. In one aspect, metadata associated with a digital image can be accessed, the metadata identifying an image capture location. Further, a depth of field corresponding to the digital image can be determined and one... Agent:
20110052075 - Remote receipt analysis: A computer implemented method performs remote receipt analysis. The method includes receiving an image of a receipt over a network and automatically performing optical character recognition on the image of the receipt to obtain a machine-encoded text. The method further includes automatically extracting data which includes an amount paid from... Agent:
20110052077 - Resolution increasing apparatus and resolution increasing method: A resolution increasing apparatus includes: a candidate specifying section configured to sequentially set pixels of notable points one by one from multiple pixels in one image; a matching error calculating section and the like configured to extract a corresponding point B corresponding to a pixel of a notable point A... Agent:
20110052078 - Image inspection apparatus, image inspection method, and computer program product: An image inspection apparatus that compares a reference image with an inspection image obtained by scanning a printed medium on which the reference image has been printed, to determine whether the printed medium is acceptable is provided. The image inspection apparatus includes a first inspecting unit that compares the reference... Agent:
20110052079 - White road line recognition device for vehicle: The stereo image recognition device detects a first white road line starting point by luminance change on retrieval lines in a first white road line detection region set on an image, calculates an approximation line for a point group of the points, sets white road line search lines inside the... Agent:
20110052080 - White road line recognition device for vehicle: In right and left white road line detection regions on a image, a stereo image recognition device of a white road line recognition device for a vehicle detects a pair of a white road line starting point and a white road line ending point for each of retrieval lines set... Agent:
20110052081 - Apparatus, method, and program for processing image: An image processing apparatus includes a face detector for detecting a face region from an image including a face of a user, a part detector for detecting a positional layout of a part of the face included in the face region detected by the face detector, a determiner for determining... Agent:
20110052082 - Systems and methods for detecting tape on a document: Systems and methods for detecting tape on a document are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes capturing a first image of a document. The first image is captured while at least a portion of the document is subjected to a first electromagnetic radiation. The method includes capturing a second... Agent:
20110052083 - Information providing method and apparatus, information display method and mobile terminal, program, and information providing system: An information providing method includes a recognition step of recognizing an image-capture position, in the real world, at which a captured image was captured; a retrieval step of retrieving information that is associated with the image-capture position, which has been recognized in the recognition step, and the captured image; and... Agent:
20110052084 - Method for measuring flicker: A method for accurately measuring flicker, by first determining an original value based on a difference between pixel values in corresponding locations in a first picture and a second picture. Next, a reconstructed value is determined, based on a difference between pixel values in corresponding locations in a reconstruction from... Agent:
20110052086 - Electronic apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a grouping module, an attribute determination module, a grouping attribute setting module, a group selection module, and a video generating module. The grouping module classifies contents, to which time information is added, into groups based on the time information. The attribute determination... Agent:
20110052085 - Light detection device and sheet processing apparatus including the same: An exemplary aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a light detection device including a first detecting portion to detect fluorescence from a first detection position on a conveyor path along which a sheet is conveyed, a second detecting portion to detect afterglow from a second detection position on... Agent:
20110052088 - High dynamic range image mapping with empirical mode decomposition: The disclosure relates to receiving original image data decomposing the original image data into a plurality of layers, compressing a dynamic range of each of the plurality of layers, and integrating the plurality of compressed layers to form a final image.... Agent:
20110052087 - Method and system for coding images: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to efficient encoding of digital data using combinations of encoding techniques. In certain embodiments of the present invention, images or other data are encoded using both source coding and channel coding. Memoryless-closet-based encoding is used to generate symbol planes, the least significant of... Agent:
20110052089 - Image processing system, image processing method, and computer-readable medium: An image processing system that can reduce the amount of operations for compression processing includes a characteristic region detecting section that detects a characteristic region from an image and a compressing section that compresses the image by compressing each prescribed partial region. The compressing section compresses an image of a... Agent:
20110052090 - Image transmission apparatus, method, recording medium, image output apparatus and image transmission system: A server device compares an image before changing with an image after changing and specifies a difference image that is an image part different between the two images. The server device determines patterns of boxes (rectangles) enclosing the difference image. In image transmission from the server device, the box becomes... Agent:
20110052091 - Directional noise filtering: Techniques in accordance with the following disclosure enable digital images to be filtered (smoothed) to reduce noise and, at the same time, preserve the image's underlying structure. In general, image pixels are analyzed to identify those that participate in, or belong to, structure within the image and those that do... Agent:
20110052092 - System and method for processing digital noise in a digital image: A processing digital noise method generates a matrix according to pixel values of pixels of a digital image, and selects a sub-matrix from the matrix. The sub-matrix has the same dimensions as a digital noise sample and includes a pixel value of a pixel selected from the digital image. The... Agent:
20110052093 - Method and apparatus for forming a composite image: p
20110052094 - Skew correction for scanned japanese/english document images: Bit data is encoded into characters in an input image by providing different darkness levels for pixels in either half of a text character. In order to detect document skew angle error prior to attempting to extract an encoded message, the orientation angle of text line(s) in the input image... Agent:
20110052095 - Using captured high and low resolution images: A method for producing an improved high resolution image is disclosed including capturing low resolution images and a high resolution image; combining the low resolution images to provide an aggregate low resolution image; reducing the resolution of the high resolution image to provide an image representative of a low resolution... Agent:
20110052096 - Techniques for generating and using a fingerprint for an article: Techniques for generating fingerprints for articles and using the fingerprints for various applications. Scan-related parameter values, including the area of an article scanned, may be specified and varied from one scan to another for collecting data points used for generating fingerprints for articles. A paper shredder is provided that is... Agent:
20110052097 - Method and system for photo planning and tracking: A computer-implemented method and system are provided for tracking image capture compliance with an image capture criteria. Method and system aspects of the exemplary embodiment include providing an image capture plan including a list of images specified for capturing during an image capture occurrence, wherein the list of images is... Agent:Previous industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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