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Image analysis April category listing, related patent applications 04/12Below 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. 04/26/2012 > 49 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120099760 - Associating information with a portion of media content: A media fingerprint is derived from a portion of media content. Information is associated with the media content portion based on the derived media fingerprint. Upon linking to the associated information, the associated content is presented with the media content portion. The media fingerprint includes a unique representation of the... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20120099761 - Cooker and control method thereof: Provided are a cooker and a method for controlling the same. A cooked degree of food may be determined through a variation of a food size read from a food image scanned by an image sensor in a cooking chamber. Thus, the cooked degree of the food in the cooking... Agent:
20120099758 - Correcting image capture distortion: The present disclosure relates generally to improving readability of machine-readable information, despite signal capture distortion. One claim recites an apparatus comprising: memory for storing input data; an electronic processor programmed for: altering a digital watermark or a digital watermarking process to pre-distort a digital watermark signal, wherein the altering is... Agent:
20120099757 - Dropout correction in ultrasound strain imaging: Embodiments for correcting a dropout in a strain image in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processing unit sets a first window on each of pre-compression ultrasound frame data and post-compression second ultrasound frame data, move the first window in a predetermined direction and compute a correlation... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.
20120099759 - Managing models representing different expected distortions associated with a plurality of data captures: The present disclosure relates generally to managing models representing different expected distortions associated with a plurality of data captures. One claim recites a method comprising: obtaining a plurality of models each representing a different expected distortion associated with a plurality of data captures, the plurality of data captures each resulting... Agent:
20120099756 - Product identification: Included are embodiments for product identification. One embodiment of a system includes an image capture device that captures a real-time video image of a retail environment product and a memory component that stores a computer application. In some embodiments, the computer application causes the system to identify the retail environment... Agent:
20120099764 - Calculating time to go and size of an object based on scale correlation between images from an electro optical sensor: A method and a system for calculating a time to go value between a vehicle and an intruding object. A first image of the intruding object at a first point of time retrieved. A second image of the intruding object at a second point of time is retrieved. The first... Agent: Saab Ab
20120099762 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In a case where detecting a face contained in an image, the face is detected in all directions of the image by combining the rotation of a detector in the face detecting direction, and the rotation of the image itself. If the angle made by the image direction and the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120099763 - Image recognition apparatus: An image recognition part of an image recognition apparatus recognizes an object based on a target area in an outside-vehicle image obtained by a camera installed in a vehicle. A position identifying part identifies an optical axis position of the camera relative to the vehicle based on the outside-vehicle image,... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20120099765 - Method and system of video object tracking: Methods and systems are provided to determine a target tracking box that surrounds a moving target. The pixels that define an image within the target tracking box can be classified as background pixels, foreground pixels, and changing pixels which may include pixels of an articulation, such as a portion of... Agent: Set Corporation
20120099766 - Method and device for lane detection: A lane detection method wherein a digitized image of a lane is evaluated, including the following steps: detecting edges in the image, determining the angles of the detected edges with respect to a reference edge, removing the edges from the plurality of detected edges, the angle of which lies within... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
20120099767 - Method and apparatus for temporally-consistent disparity estimation using detection of texture and motion: An apparatus and method estimate disparities of pixels in a frame. In order to acquire temporally-consistent disparity maps it is determined whether to enforce a temporal consistency with respect to pixels. In order to determine whether to enforce the temporal consistency, a texture, motion, or a matched motion in the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120099768 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing image projections: A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system having a detector able to move relative to the subject. A contrast agent can be injected into the subject and image data can be acquired with the... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
20120099769 - Storing and retrieving large images via dicom: Systems and methods that acquire digital slides and other large images and store these images into commercially available PACS systems using DICOM-standard messaging are provided. A digital slide or other large two-dimensional image is acquired and each separate resolution level of the digital slide or large image is divided into... Agent: Aperio Technologies, Inc.
20120099770 - Visualizing surgical trajectories: A method is provided for visualizing a surgical trajectory (32, 101, 42, 46, 47). The method comprises steps of receiving (71) 3D imaging information (31) of a region to undergo surgery and combining (72) the received 3D imaging information (31) with data from a digitized anatomical atlas. As a result,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120099777 - Compound object separation: Representations of an object (110) in an image generated by an imaging apparatus (100) can comprise two or more separate sub-objects, producing a compound object (500). Compound objects can negatively affect the quality of object visualization and threat identification performance. As provided herein, a compound object (500) can be separated... Agent:
20120099771 - Computer aided detection of architectural distortion in mammography: A method for detecting architectural distortion within mammographic image data. The method identifies breast tissue within the image data, generates an orientation field and a corresponding magnitude field within the identified breast tissue and generates a feature map by processing the orientation field with a phase portrait model at one... Agent:
20120099772 - Gated image acquisition and patient model construction: A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system with at least two different power characteristics. A volumetric model of multiple phases can be reconstructed using dynamic or enhanced reconstruction techniques.... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
20120099776 - Medical image processing apparatus: It is a subject to reduce the number of processing steps and shorten the processing time when specifying a branch position in a tubular structure, mainly the bronchus or blood vessel. A apparatus includes a storage unit which stores volume data concerning a 3D region of a subject as a... Agent:
20120099774 - Method for image reconstruction using low-dimensional-structure self-learning and thresholding: A method for reconstructing an image of a subject from undersampled image data that is acquired with an imaging system, such as a magnetic resonance imaging system or computed tomography system, is provided. From the acquired undersampled image data, an image of the subject is reconstructed and used to guide... Agent:
20120099773 - Method to achieve frame rate or resolution in diagnostic ultrasound: Systems and methods for toggling between a high frame rate setting and a high resolution setting while acquiring image data are provided. A method can include: receiving an indication that a high frame rate setting or a high resolution setting should be used to acquire image data, retrieving scan parameters... Agent: General Electric Company
20120099775 - Methods and apparatus to analyze computed tomography scan data: Methods and apparatus to analyze healthcare images are disclosed. An example method includes performing a threshold procedure and a watershed procedure on data obtained via a scan of a brain to generate a plurality of segments based on blood volumes associated with the segments; generating one or more statistics related... Agent: General Electric Company
20120099778 - Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction: A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc
20120099779 - method and system for segmenting a brain image: A method is proposed for segmenting a brain image into a CSF region, a WM region and a GM region. An upper limit for the intensity values of a CSF region in the image is estimated such that the points of the image having an intensity less than this upper... Agent:
20120099780 - System and method for capturing token data with a portable computing device: A system and method for collecting and managing information taken from tokens, like credit cards and gift cards, includes a portable computing device (PCD). The PCD may support a token recognizer that may comprise hardware and/or software that may reside in memory of the PCD. The token recognizer may work... Agent:
20120099781 - Method and apparatus of pattern inspection and semiconductor inspection system using the same: A pattern inspection apparatus can be provided, for example, in a scanning electron microscope system. When patterns of a plurality of layers are included in a SEM image, the apparatus separates the patterns according to each layer by using design data of the plurality of layers corresponding to the patterns.... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20120099782 - Image processing apparatus and method: Provided is an image processing apparatus for extracting a three-dimensional (3D) feature point from a depth image. An input processing unit may receive a depth image and may receive, via a user interface, selection information of at least one region that is selected as a target region in the depth... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120099783 - Generation and usage of attractiveness scores: A digital image is obtained. A face depicted in the digital image is detected. A set of characteristics is obtained, where the set of characteristics are associated with at least some portion of a face. An attractiveness score is generated based at least in part on the detected face and... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20120099784 - Chromatic matching game: A system and method for image retrieval formulated as a game are disclosed. The method includes receiving a user's image category selection, retrieving an image responsive to the user's image category selection from an associated image database, and displaying the retrieved image and a set of candidate color palettes to... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20120099786 - Electronic systems and methods for repairing scar images: A method for repairing scar images is provided, in which a facial region of an image is detected, a first average skin tone value is subtracted from an original pixel value of at least one pixel to generate a first mask value, the first mask value is divided by a... Agent: Silicon Motion, Inc.
20120099785 - Using near-duplicate video frames to analyze, classify, track, and visualize evolution and fitness of videos: A system and method for analyzing video include segmenting video stored in computer readable storage media into keyframes. Near-duplicate keyframes are represented as a sequence of indices. The near-duplicate keyframes are rendered in a graphical representation to determine relationships between video content.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120099787 - Image encoding/decoding method and apparatus: Provided are an image encoding/decoding method and apparatus, in which one of a plurality of color component images is predicted from a different color component image reconstructed using a correlation between the plurality of color component images. Using a reconstructed image of a first color component image selected from among... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120099788 - Method and apparatus for selecting a color palette: A method for selecting a color palette includes receiving a feature from an image of an object and a reference color chart, calculating a transform to correct a color in the imaged reference color chart, correcting a color in the feature using the transform, and selecting a color palette based... Agent:
20120099789 - Method and device for color correction: The present invention discloses a method and a device for color correction for solving a problem of low color correction processing speed for images input into a computer in the prior art. A main technical solution includes: an input image is divided into no less than one image blocks; various... Agent: Peking University Founder Group Co., Ltd.
20120099790 - Object detection device and system: Provided are an object detection device and system. The object detection device includes an outline image extraction unit, a feature vector calculation unit, and an object judgment unit. The outline image extraction unit extracts an outline image from an input image. The feature vector calculation unit calculates a feature vector... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120099791 - Straightening out distorted text lines of images: A method for correcting distortions in a scanned image of a page, paragraph, sentence or other portion of text is disclosed. The method comprises identifying at least one set of collinear elements in the scanned image; and generating a corrected image based on the scanned image including for at least... Agent:
20120099792 - Adaptive optical character recognition on a document with distorted characters: A computer implemented method for adaptive optical character recognition on a document with distorted characters includes performing a distortion-correction transformation on a segmented character of the document assuming the segmented character to be a candidate character. The method further includes comparing the transformed segmented character to the candidate character by... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120099794 - Retargeting of image with overlay graphic: A method for retargeting an image being defined by a matrix of pixels and comprising an overlay graphic, comprises:•extracting (11) the overlay graphic from the image;•modifying (13) the image by replacing the pixels at the location of the overlay graphic with pixels neutral to an energy function;•calculating (15) a saliency... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120099793 - Video summarization using sparse basis function combination: A method for determining a video summary from a video sequence including a time sequence of video frames, comprising: defining a global feature vector representing the entire video sequence; selecting a plurality of subsets of the video frames; extracting a frame feature vector for each video frame in the selected... Agent:
20120099795 - Detection of transitions between text and non-text frames in a video stream: Detecting the start of a credit roll within video program may allow for the automatic extension of video recordings among other functions. The start of the credit roll may be detected by determining the number of text blocks within a sequence of frames and identifying a point in the sequence... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20120099796 - Image patch descriptors: Described herein are various technologies for generating descriptors for image patches. An image patch can be received, and gradients of pixels in the image patch can be determined. The gradients are normalized based upon an average magnitude of the gradients in a local spatial region with respect to a given... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120099797 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer-readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes a line information reception unit, a prediction determination unit, a feature amount calculation unit and a line determination unit. The line information reception unit receives a set of information indicating (i) information on an image having a possibility of being line and (ii) line element... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20120099799 - Contour extraction device and program: An object of the present invention is to provide the technology capable of appropriately balancing the preciseness of contour extraction and calculation cost. In order to achieve this object, an energy function setting section sets an energy function that is expressed by a weighted linear sum of a plurality of... Agent:
20120099798 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus for matching a position and/or orientation of a measurement object with that of a model of the measurement object includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image of the measurement object, a calculation unit configured to calculate information indicating a surface shape of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120099800 - Systems and methods using mobile devices for augmented reality: Systems, methods, apparatus, means and computer program code for operating a mobile device are provided which includes program instructions for detecting a capture of an image, instructions for detecting a location and a time associated with said capture of said image, instructions for transmitting, to a processing system, a request... Agent:
20120099801 - Sharpness in digital images: A method for enhancing sharpness for a digital image follows this sequence: (a) in a display of a computerized appliance, selecting an image to be enhanced in sharpness; (b) downsizing the selected image by a downsizing algorithm executing on the computerized appliance to produce an image 0 at resolution substantially... Agent:
20120099802 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: Disclosed is an image processing method for processing image data having pixels consecutively arranged in two directions orthogonal to each other including setting a first pixel area configured by a first and a second predetermined numbers of pixels, summing up the individual pixel values of the first predetermined number of... Agent:
20120099803 - Optical image processing using maximum or minimum phase functions: A method utilizes an optical image processing system. The method includes calculating a product of (i) a measured magnitude of a Fourier transform of a complex transmission function of an object or optical image and (ii) an estimated phase term of the Fourier transform of the complex transmission function. The... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20120099804 - Generating three-dimensional virtual tours from two-dimensional images: Interactive three-dimensional (3D) virtual tours are generated from ordinary two-dimensional (2D) still images such as photographs. Two or more 2D images are combined to form a 3D scene, which defines a relationship among the 2D images in 3D space. 3D pipes connect the 2D images with one another according to... Agent: 3ditize Sl04/19/2012 > 86 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120093354 - Finding similar content in a mixed collection of presentation and rich document content using two-dimensional visual fingerprints: Visual fingerprinting is used to provide a robust and highly effective method of finding similar content in a large document collection of rich document content composed of multiple text, line-art, and photo image objects. The visual fingerprints capture unique two-dimensional localized aspects of document appearance. The visual fingerprints are highly... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20120093356 - Image watermarking: Methods and systems for watermarking of digital images are presented. In one aspect, a method of embedding information in a digital image includes transforming the digital image to a set of coefficient blocks having coefficients in a frequency domain, embedding a watermark-indicator in one or more of the coefficient blocks,... Agent: Google Inc.
20120093355 - Modifying restricted images: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system are described that determine a restricted image within a media asset, modify the restricted image to obtain a modified image that includes at least one shared image attribute of the restricted image, and produce a modified media asset that includes the... Agent: Searete LLC
20120093368 - Adaptive subject tracking method, apparatus, and computer readable recording medium: The present invention relates to a method for adaptively tracking a subject. The method includes the steps of: comparing a first block which indicates a region corresponding to a specific subject in a first frame with at least one block included in a second frame and determining a specific block... Agent: Olaworks, Inc.
20120093359 - Batch detection association for enhanced target descrimination in dense detection environments: The embodiments described herein relate to systems and techniques for processing batch detection information received from one or more sensors configured to observe objects of interest. In particular the systems and techniques are configured to enhance track performance particularly in dense target environments. A substantially large number of batch detections... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120093365 - Conference system, monitoring system, image processing apparatus, image processing method and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: When an instruction of selecting an arbitrary point Ci(ui, vi) of a 2D-viewable planar regular image generated based on a fisheye-distorted image S photographed by a fisheye lens is received, point Si(xi, yi) on the fisheye-distorted image S is calculated as a coordinate corresponding to Ci(ui, vi), and a pixel... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
20120093358 - Control of rear-view and side-view mirrors and camera-coordinated displays via eye gaze: An adaptive vision system includes a vision component to present an image to a user, a sensor for detecting a vision characteristic of the user and generating a sensor signal representing the vision characteristic of the user; and a processor in communication with the sensor and the vision component, wherein... Agent: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
20120093362 - Device and method for detecting specific object in sequence of images and video camera device: A device for detecting a specific object includes: a suspect object region detection unit configured to create a foreground mask of each frame of image in a sequence of images and perform an inter-frame differential process on the foreground masks to detect a suspect object region; a unit for modeling... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120093360 - Hand gesture recognition: Systems, methods, and machine readable and executable instructions are provided for hand gesture recognition. A method for hand gesture recognition can include detecting, with an image input device in communication with a computing device, movement of an object. A hand pose associated with the moving object is recognized and a... Agent:
20120093363 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: When a detection-target subject is imaged with an image pickup device having line-defect pixels, the detection-target subject is imaged, with the image pickup device or the detection-target subject rotated at a predetermined angle so that the edge of one side of the detection-target subject is not parallel to each of... Agent: Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
20120093366 - Image selecting apparatus, camera, and method of selecting image: An image selecting apparatus comprises an input unit 20, an A/D converter 30, a memory 40, a control unit 50, a recording unit 90, and an output unit 92. The input unit 20 continuously photographs a subject and inputs the data of the images. The A/D converter 30 converts the... Agent:
20120093367 - Method and apparatus for assessing the threat status of luggage: A method and apparatus for assessing a threat status of a piece of luggage. The method comprises the steps of scanning the piece of luggage with penetrating radiation to generate image data and processing the image data with a computing device to identify one or more objects represented by the... Agent: Optosecurity Inc.
20120093369 - Method, terminal device, and computer-readable recording medium for providing augmented reality using input image inputted through terminal device and information associated with same input image: The present invention relates to a method for providing augmented reality (AR) by using an image inputted to a terminal and information relating to the inputted image. The method includes the steps of: (a) acquiring recognition information on an object included in the image inputted through the terminal; (b) instructing... Agent: Olaworks, Inc.
20120093364 - Object tracking device, object tracking method, and object tracking program: An object tracking apparatus is provided that enables the possibility of erroneous tracking to be further reduced. An object tracking apparatus (300) is an apparatus that tracks the position of an object displayed in video using a particle filter, and has: a feature calculation section (340) that generates a plurality... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120093361 - Tracking system and method for regions of interest and computer program product thereof: In one exemplary embodiment, a tracking system for region-of-interest (ROI) performs a feature-point detection locally on an ROI of an image frame at an initial time via a feature point detecting and tracking module, and tracks the detected features. A linear transformation module finds out a transform relationship between two... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120093357 - Vehicle threat identification on full windshield head-up display: A method to dynamically register a graphic identifying a potentially threatening vehicle onto a driving scene of a vehicle utilizing a substantially transparent windscreen head up display includes monitoring a vehicular environment, identifying the potentially threatening vehicle based on the monitored vehicular environment, determining the graphic identifying the potentially threatening... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120093372 - Distance measuring device and distance measuring method: Provided are a distance measuring device and a distance measuring method which sufficiently suppress distance detection accuracy degradation caused by detection errors pertaining to a measurement subject, thereby making high-accuracy measurement of the distance to the measurement subject that is imaged. First to third region detection units (101 to 103)... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120093370 - Event determination by alignment of visual and transaction data: Determination of human behavior from an alignment of data streams includes acquiring visual image primitives from a video input comprising visual information relevant to a human activity. The primitives are temporally aligned to an optimally hypothesized sequence of primitives transformed from a sequence of transactions as a function of a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120093371 - Generating search requests from multimodal queries: A method and system for generating a search request from a multimodal query that includes a query image and query text is provided. The multimodal query system identifies images of a collection that are textually related to the query image based on similarity between words associated with each image and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120093373 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes: a motion detection unit detecting a motion of a subject to be evaluated by using an image of the subject to be evaluated; a correlation calculation unit calculating a temporal change correlation between motion amounts of a plurality of portions of the subject to be... Agent:
20120093374 - Electronic device and method for identifying use by unauthorized users: In a method for identifying use by unauthorized users of an electronic device, a digital image of a user is captured when the user powers on the electronic device. The digital image of the user is compared with predefined images of authorized users of the electronic device to determine whether... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120093375 - Identifying images using face recognition: A method includes identifying a named entity, retrieving images associated with the named entity, and using a face detection algorithm to perform face detection on the retrieved images to detect faces in the retrieved images. At least one representative face image from the retrieved images is identified, and the representative... Agent: Google Inc.
20120093377 - Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment: The present invention relates to methods for determining meniscal size and shape for use in designing therapies for the treatment of various joint diseases. The invention uses an image of a joint that is processed for analysis. Analysis can include, for example, generating a thickness map, a cartilage curve, or... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20120093376 - Noise reduction of imaging data: The present invention relates to systems and methods for reducing noise in image data. Preferred embodiments relate to methods for analyzing two-photon in vivo imaging of biological systems. With neuronal population imaging with subcellular resolution, this modality offers an approach for gaining a fundamental understanding of brain anatomy and physiology.... Agent:
20120093378 - Visualization of physiological parameters: The invention relates to a medical imaging apparatus for providing information about an object. The invention further relates to a method for providing information about an object. In order to improve the preparation and the visual reception of information relating to an object during medical interventions, a medical imaging apparatus... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120093379 - Detecting and darkening method of objects in grey-acale raster images: Wire tips and balloon/stent markers are the main landmarks used by cardiologists for navigation and precise stent placement under X-Ray fluoroscopy surveillance. These intra-coronary devices are semi radio-opaque. In some situations, their visibility can be extremely low. The claimed may help the cardiologists by detecting the objects and darkening them... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120093384 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and imaging slice determination method: In order to provide a technique for accurately realizing an examination, which is for acquiring a plurality of images of the same examination section, without a complicated operation and an extension of an examination time, body movement information of a subject is acquired immediately before each imaging in an examination,... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20120093385 - Medical imaging apparatus: There is provided a technique for, in a medical imaging apparatus enabling imaging of an arbitrary plane in a three-dimensional space, enabling automatic calculation of a slice position and automatic calculation of an extracting slice in MPR, without prolonging examination time. Two-dimensional scout scan similar to that used for manual... Agent:
20120093381 - Method and system for brain tumor segmentation in multi-parameter 3d mr images via robust statistic information propagation: A method for brain tumor segmentation in multi-parametric 3D MR images. The method comprises: pre-processing an input multi-parametric 3D MR image; classifying each voxel in the pre-processed multi-parametric 3D MR image, determining the probability that the voxel is part of a brain tumor, and obtaining an initial label information for... Agent: Institute Of Automation, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
20120093382 - Method for generating a tomographic temperature map in a patient by way of a ct device, control and computing unit and ct system: A method for generating a tomographic temperature map in a patient by use of a CT device, a computing unit and CT system with computing unit are disclosed. In at least one embodiment of the method, the local distribution of density and mean atomic number is determined on the basis... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20120093383 - Sequential image acquisition method: A method is provided that receives existing input image data of an object where the input image includes one or more regions of interest. Reference image data of the object is acquired by an imaging system and the scanning coordinates corresponding to the reference image data are registered with the... Agent: General Electric Company
20120093380 - System and method for measuring and compensating for patient pallet deflection: A PET imaging system includes a measurement subsystem, a data acquisition subsystem, and a reconstruction subsystem. The measurement subsystem detects deflection in a patient pallet, and generates deflection information based on the detected deflection. The data acquisition subsystem receives the deflection information from the measurement subsystem and PET measurement data... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120093386 - System for verifying data integrity in an x-ray imaging system: An error detection system is used by an image processing subsystem for detecting error in processing medical image data by multiple sequential subsystems using an image data processor. The image data processor in the image processing subsystem analyzes data representing a medical image to identify a sequence identifier associated with... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20120093387 - Method for automated processing of digital images of tissue micro-arrays (tma): A method and system for automated quantitation of tissue micro-array image (TMA) digital analysis. The method and system automatically analyze a digital image of a TMA with plural TMA cores created using a needle to biopsy or other techniques to create standard histologic sections and placing the resulting needle cores... Agent: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
20120093388 - Medical image processing apparatus, method, and program: A medical image processing apparatus in which an index value calculation unit calculates an index value representing a characteristic of a tubular structure extracted from a three-dimensional medical image in each direction of radial visual lines orthogonal to a core line of the tubular structure at each of a plurality... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120093390 - Quantitative perfusion analysis: A system is disclosed for quantitative analysis of perfusion images comprising image elements having intensity values associated therewith. The system comprises a frequency distribution computing subsystem (1) for computing a plurality of frequency distributions of the intensity values of at least part of the images. The system comprises a perfusion... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120093389 - Temporal oximeter: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for detecting change in retinal oxygen saturation over time. The method comprises the steps of capturing a first group of images of two or more wavelengths, calculating oxygen saturation of a vessel in the first group of images, storing the first... Agent:
20120093391 - Method and system for remote rework imaging for part inconsistencies: A system and method for remote rework imaging a part for an inconsistency is provided. The part is scanned with a nondestructive inspection device. An image of a part inconsistency is communicated from the nondestructive inspection device to a programmable device. The image of the part inconsistency is viewed with... Agent:
20120093392 - Reviewed defect selection processing method, defect review method, reviewed defect selection processing tool, and defect review tool: The present invention relates to semiconductor inspection and provides a technology capable of efficiently detecting a systematic defect. In the present system, with regard to the process (S7, S8) of matching hot spot (HS) points that can be simulated in advance and defect points obtained as a result of a... Agent:
20120093393 - Camera translation using rotation from device: A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provides the ability to determine two or more camera viewpoint optical centers. A first image and a second image captured by camera devices (and the rotations for the camera devices) are obtained. For each pair of matched points... Agent: Autodesk, Inc.
20120093395 - Method and system for hierarchically matching images of buildings, and computer-readable recording medium: The present invention relates to a method for hierarchically matching a building image. The method includes the steps of: matching a wall of a specific building in the building image inputted as a query with a wall(s) of a building(s) in at least one panoramic image by using a technology... Agent: Olaworks, Inc.
20120093394 - Method for combining dual-lens images into mono-lens image: A method for combining dual-lens images into a mono-lens image, suitable for a three-dimensional camera having a left lens and a right lens is provided. First, the left lens and the right lens are used to capture a left-eye image and a right-eye image. Next, a disparity between each of... Agent: Altek Corporation
20120093396 - Digital image analysis utilizing multiple human labels: Systems and methods for implementing a multi-label image recognition framework for classifying digital images are provided. The provided multi-label image recognition framework utilizes an iterative, multiple analysis path approach to model training and image classification tasks. A first iteration of the multi-label image recognition framework generates confidence maps for each... Agent:
20120093397 - Method and system for learning based object detection in medical images: Methods and Systems for training a learning based classifier and object detection in medical images is disclosed. In order to train a learning based classifier, positive training samples and negative training samples are generated based on annotated training images. Features for the positive training samples and the negative training samples... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20120093398 - System and method for multi-agent event detection and recognition: A method and system for creating a histogram of oriented occurrences (HO2) is disclosed. A plurality of entities in at least one image are detected and tracked. One of the plurality of entities is designated as a reference entity. A local 2-dimensional ground plane coordinate system centered on and oriented... Agent: Sri International
20120093399 - Apparatus and method for enhancing image quality of image captured by using multiple color-filter aperture: Provided are an apparatus and method for enhancing image quality of an input image captured by an image capturing device having an aperture with a plurality of openings employing different color filters. The image quality enhancing apparatus includes an ROI (region of interest) classifying unit classifying ROIs according to distances... Agent: Chung-ang University Industry-academy Cooperation Foundation
20120093400 - Difference detecting apparatus, difference output apparatus, and medium: A difference detecting apparatus include: an image receiving unit that receives at least one or more first images and at least one or more second images; and an exception region acquiring unit that acquires (i) first exception regions that include non-background-color pixels of a first common image, (ii) second exception... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20120093402 - Image processing: An electronic image processor (200) for enhancing an artistic intent of an image comprises: an input (210) to receive digital image data of an image to be enhanced; a classifier (220) to identify and classify regions in an image, including assigning to each region one of plural predetermined classifications and... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20120093401 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium: An apparatus comprises: a contour extraction unit configured to extract contours of color regions, each of which includes continuous pixels having the same pixel value, in image data; an intersection detection unit configured to detect, as an intersection, a point in each of contours extracted by the contour extraction unit;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120093403 - Search system using images: A search system using images is provided in which when a user does not know a relevant URL or search keyword correctly while surfing the Internet, he or she can search a desired website using only an image. The search system using images according to the present invention comprises an... Agent:
20120093405 - Apparatus for color interpolation using adjustable threshold: An apparatus for color interpolation using an adjustable threshold is disclosed. The color interpolation apparatus calculates the difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of the elements of the image data and determines the color interpolation method of the image data depending on the difference to perform the... Agent: Mtekvision Co., Ltd.
20120093406 - Apparatus for color interpolation using adjustable threshold: An apparatus for color interpolation using an adjustable threshold is disclosed. The color interpolation apparatus calculates the difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of the elements of the image data and determines the color interpolation method of the image data depending on the difference to perform the... Agent: Mtekvision Co., Ltd.
20120093404 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus that suppresses occurrences of color conversions not intended by the user. Information on affected regions for individual color conversion processes applied to an image is stored in the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus determines whether or not the affected region of a color conversion... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120093407 - Object detection and classification method and apparatus: An object detection and classification method and apparatus, the method includes: inputting an image; performing window scan on the image to make, for each class, object existence decision on each window, and making, on a window of which the decision is positive, an object class decision to obtain an object... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120093408 - Ordinal and spatial local feature vector based image representation: A local image patch identified in an image is divided into respective sub-patches of respective image forming elements. For each of the respective image forming elements in the local image patch, a respective ordinal rank of the image forming element is determined, and respective contributions of the image forming element... Agent:
20120093411 - Active segmentation for groups of images: Systems and methods of segmenting images are disclosed. The similarity of images in a set of images is compared. A group of images is selected from the set of images. The images in the group of images are selected based on compared similarities among the images. An informative image is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120093412 - Compression of digital images of scanned documents: A first aspect of the invention relates to a method for creating a binary mask image from an a inputted digital image of a scanned document, comprising the steps of creating a binarized image by binarizing the inputted digital image, detecting first text regions representing light text on a dark... Agent: I.r.i.s.
20120093410 - Image processing apparatus and method for operating image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a first storage section and a second storage section, a storage control section, and a computation section. The storage control section sequentially acquires block images obtained as a result of dividing an input image, and stores the block image as a target block image in... Agent: Megachips Corporation
20120093413 - Method for handling static text and logos in stabilized images: To handle static text and logos in stabilized images without destabilizing the static text and logos, a method of handling overlay subpictures in stabilized images includes separating an existing overlay subpicture from an input image to generate a separated overlay subpicture and a separated input image. The separated input image... Agent:
20120093414 - Method, terminal device, and computer-readable recording medium for setting an initial value for a graph cut: The present invention relates to a method for setting initial values of graph cuts) to distinguish between a character region and a background region in an image. The method includes the steps of: (a) detecting a face region from an inputted image; (b) determining reference character region patterns including respective... Agent: Olaworks, Inc.
20120093409 - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for capturing a signature for use in a document: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for capturing a signature, and placing a representation of the captured signature in an appropriate field of a document. A camera or other appropriate sensor can capture an image of a signature provided by a user on a piece of paper. The signature... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120093415 - Dynamic recognition of web addresses in video: One embodiment described herein may take the form of a system or method for dynamically recognizing an Internet address within a video or audio component of a multimedia presentation on a distribution system or network such as, but not limited to, a satellite, cable or Internet network. In general, the... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20120093416 - System for determining orientation of digital ink: A system for determining the orientation of digital ink is provided having a sensing pen and a processor. The system measures the orientation of the pen during writing by the pen on a surface printed with tags. Each tag encodes data on an identity of the surface associated with a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20120093417 - Graph similarity calculation system, method and program: A computer implemented method and system for calculating a degree of similarity between two graphs whose nodes are respectively given discrete labels include providing, for each of the two graphs, label values respectively to a given node and nodes adjacent thereto so that different ones of the discrete labels correspond... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120093418 - Method, terminal, and computer-readable recording medium for trimming a piece of image content: The present invention relates to a method for applying a trimming operation to image. The method includes the steps of: detecting person and object; calculating area of face region and area of detected object and calculating distance between center of face region and that of image and distance between center... Agent: Olaworks, Inc.
20120093419 - Continuous edge and detail mapping using a weighted monotony measurement: In an embodiment, a device comprises a plurality of elements configured to apply a filter to multiple groups of pixels in a neighborhood of pixels surrounding a particular pixel to generate a matrix of filtered values; compute, from the matrix of filtered values, a first set of gradients along a... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland, Ltd.
20120093420 - Method and device for classifying image: A method and a device for classifying an image are provided. The method includes: extracting a set of features as a feature vector, wherein the extracting includes: for each feature of the feature vector, determining a plurality of first areas arranged along a first axis and a plurality of second... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120093421 - Detection of duplicate document content using two-dimensional visual fingerprinting: A system and method of detecting duplicate document content in a large document collection and automatically highlighting duplicate or different document content among the detected document content using two-dimensional visual fingerprints.... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20120093423 - Electronic system with simulated sense perception and method of providing simulated sense perception: A method of providing sense perception to an electronic system includes capturing a plurality of data sets, each data set representing an observation of a scene from a different perspective, comparing the data sets to one another to identify invariants in the data sets, comparing the invariants of the data... Agent:
20120093422 - Method for sorting balls by image recognition: A method for sorting balls by image recognition comprises the steps of feeding ball, capturing image for a first time, making ball rotate, capturing image for a second time, comparing images, and discharging balls. With the above steps, not only can the balls be sorted into the acceptable and the... Agent:
20120093424 - Data clustering: A clustering procedure for grouping a set of images is selected from amongst plural clustering procedures. A predetermined categorization of objects such as images is input, and image features are extracted from each image in the set of images. A comparison measure is determined, by which to compare respective features... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120093425 - Entropy encoding/decoding method and apparatus for hierarchical image processing and symbol encoding/decoding apparatus for the same: Entropy decoding, after encoding, includes performing symbol decoding on a bitstream of a received residual picture in units of two, three, or four symbols according to a context model which is set in the two, three, or four symbol units, and ordering the decoded coefficients of the residual picture in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120093426 - Image processing device and method: A low-pass filter setting unit 93 sets, from filter coefficients stored in a built-in filter coefficient memory 94, a filter coefficient corresponding to intra prediction mode information and a quantization parameter. A neighboring image setting unit 81 uses the filter coefficient set by the low-pass filter setting unit 93 to... Agent:
20120093427 - Image encoding device, image decoding device, image encoding method, and image decoding method: A quantizing matrix selecting part 3 for calculating the average and variance of brightness values in a prediction image created by a motion-compensated prediction unit 1, and selecting a quantizing matrix corresponding to the average and variance of brightness values in the prediction image from among a plurality of quantizing... Agent:
20120093429 - Encoding a signal into a scalable bitstream and decoding such bitstream: The invention relates to a bit-plane coding method of signals, for example, an image or video signal in the DCT transform domain. The bit planes of the DCT blocks are transmitted bit-plane by bit-plane in order of significance. As each plane contains more signal energy than the lower significant layers... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120093428 - Method and device for down-sampling a dct image in the dct domain: A method and device that uses transform matrices to down-sample a DCT image directly in the DCT domain. The transform matrices have been selected to minimize an optimization problem which is a function of the visual quality of down-sampled images obtained using the matrices and the computational complexity associated with... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120093430 - Image processing method and device: An image processing method includes the step of generating an error diffusion value; detecting an edge at a current pixel of an image; and adding the pixel value of the current pixel with the error diffusion value or an error diffusion seed according to the detecting result.... Agent:
20120093433 - Dynamic adjustment of noise filter strengths for use with dynamic range enhancement of images: Dynamic adjustment of noise filter strengths for use with dynamic range enhancement of images is performed to produce better quality images by adapting dynamically to the image noise profile. Global and local brightness and contrast enhancement (GLBCE) is performed on a digital image to form an enhanced image. The GLBCE... Agent:
20120093432 - Image processing device, image processing method and storage medium storing image processing program: An image processing device for performing edge-preserving smoothing includes a reducing unit for reducing an input image; a reduced image smoothing unit for performing a smoothing processing on a reduced image generated by the reducing unit with edges preserved; and an edge-preserving enlarging unit for enlarging an image generated by... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120093431 - Image sharpening via gradient environment detection: In an embodiment, a device comprises a plurality of elements, including logical elements, wherein the elements are configured to perform the operations of: in a neighborhood of pixels surrounding and including a particular pixel, applying a filter to multiple groups of pixels in the neighborhood to generate a set of... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland, Ltd.
20120093434 - Edge detection: An edge detection method and apparatus is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: calculating a pixel gradient value for each of a plurality of pixels of a digital image, the pixel gradient value representing the difference of a pixel value with respect to at least one neighbouring pixel; for... Agent:
20120093435 - Method of producing an image: A method of producing an image is disclosed. At least one symbol is received. A first image with at least one light spot is, optionally, captured by an image capturing apparatus. The performing order of receiving the symbol and capturing the first image may be reversed. The first image is... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.
20120093436 - Image processing device, image processing method and image processing program: An image processing device that accumulatively generates a synthetic image by joining a first image, which is a single image or is constituted by a plurality of the images joined together, and a second image that is input, every time when the second image is input, the device comprising: a... Agent: Morpho, Inc.
20120093437 - Image processing method and system: In an image processing method a sequence of at least two image frames is provided and a motion vector representing relative movement of at least a part of said image frames is calculated. At least said part in the image frames is repositioned in accordance with the calculated motion vector,... Agent: Active Optics Pty Limited
20120093438 - Image system designed to scan for security threats: An imaging system comprises a transmitter (24, 25), a receiver (24, 25, 21), and a controller (20) for directing the transmitter and the receiver to scan an object in a volume. The controller determines which sub-volumes of the volume the object is located within and then performs a fine scan... Agent: Smiths Detection Ireland Limited
20120093439 - Dynamic response form symbology processing: A method is provided for using at least one response bubble on a response form to indicate one or more responses. The response form has a key definition area that includes one or more response bubbles corresponding to one or more intended responses, and a response area that includes one... Agent: Gravic, Inc.04/12/2012 > 62 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120087538 - Method for constructing a composite image incorporating a hidden authentication image: A method is provided for constructing a composite image having an authentication image formed therein. The authentication image is viewable using a decoder lens having one or more decoder lens frequencies. The method comprises generating a first plurality of component images in which corresponding tonal areas are tonally balanced around... Agent:
20120087537 - System and methods for reading and managing business card information: A system and method for business card information reading and managing comprises a scanner which is optional and can provide dark background, a preprocessing module, a host computer with data storage, input/output (I/O), and display devices, an information extracting module, optical character recognition (OCR) engine, an image-processing (IP) engine, an... Agent:
20120087541 - Camera for detecting driver's state: The present invention provides a camera for detecting a driver's drowsiness state, which can increase the number of pixels in an image of a driver's eye even when using an image sensor having the same number of pixels as a conventional camera instead of a high definition camera. The camera... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120087540 - Computing device and method for motion detection: A computing device for motion detection in a system capable of detecting feature points of an object of interest is disclosed. The computing device includes a vector forming unit to form a plurality of vectors associated with a set of the feature points and form a vector set based on... Agent:
20120087545 - Fusing depth and pressure imaging to provide object identification for multi-touch surfaces: An apparatus for inputting information into a computer includes a 3d sensor that senses 3d information and produces a 3d output The apparatus includes a 2d sensor that senses 2d information and produces a 2d output The apparatus includes a processing unit which receives the 2d and 3d output and... Agent: New York University & Tactonic Technologies, LLC
20120087543 - Image-based hand detection apparatus and method: An image-based hand detection apparatus includes a hand image detection unit for detecting a hand image corresponding to a shape of a hand clenched to form a fist from an image input. A feature point extraction unit extracts feature points from an area, having lower brightness than a reference value,... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120087542 - Laser detection device and laser detection method: A laser detection method and apparatus for detection of laser beams can each perform operations for producing an interference image from detected light radiation, recording the interference image, and processing the recorded interference image in order to detect laser radiation. In order to allow more robust and faster laser detection,... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh
20120087539 - Method of detecting feature points of an object in a system for motion detection: A method of detecting feature points of an object in a system for motion detection includes obtaining a first image of the object from a first camera and a second image of the object from a second camera, extracting a foreground image from each of the first image and the... Agent:
20120087544 - Subject tracking device, subject tracking method, subject tracking program product and optical device: A subject tracking device includes: a tracking zone setting unit that sets an area where a main subject is present within a captured image as a tracking zone; a tracking unit that tracks the main subject based upon an image output corresponding to the tracking zone; and an arithmetic operation... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120087546 - Method and device for determining processed image data about a surround field of a vehicle: A method for determining processed image data about a surround field of a vehicle includes a step of combining a map information item with a position and an orientation of the vehicle and with an image of the surround field acquired by a surround-field monitoring device of the vehicle, in... Agent:
20120087547 - Produce recognition method: A produce recognition method which uses hierarchical Bayesian learning and kernel combination, and which offers classification-oriented synergistic data integration from diverse sources. An example method includes providing a classifier having a plurality of inputs, each input being adapted to receive produce data of a different modality; mapping the produce data... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20120087549 - Biometric identification and verification: In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false... Agent: Aware, Inc.
20120087548 - Quantifying social affinity from a plurality of images: A method of quantifying social affinity from multiple images includes identifying each image showing both a first person and a second person and determining a weighted affinity value between the first person and the second person. The weighted affinity value is determined based on a total number of persons appearing... Agent:
20120087550 - Robust biometric feature extraction with and without reference point: A basic idea of the present invention is to selectively employ one of at least two different feature extraction processes when generating a biometric template of an individual. An individual offers a physiological property, such as a fingerprint, an iris, an ear, a face, etc., from which biometric data can... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120087551 - Deconvolution of digital images: A method for deconvolution of digital images includes obtaining a degraded image from a digital sensor, a processor accepting output from the digital sensor and recognizing a distorted element within the image. The distorted element is compared with a true shape of the element to produce a degrading function. The... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120087552 - Facial recognition method for eliminating the effect of noise blur and environmental variations: A facial recognition method for eliminating the effect of noise blur and environmental variations is provided, applicable to a data processing apparatus, to determine whether a current-face-image matches a reference-face-image or not. According to the method, Gaussian Noise blur Reduction or another noise blur reduction method is performed on the... Agent: Micro-star Int'l Co., Ltd.
20120087553 - Multi-resolutional texture analysis fingerprint liveness systems and methods: Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for fingerprint liveness detection. In one embodiment, a method for determining fingerprint liveness is provided that comprises receiving a plurality of image analysis data of a fingerprint image; condensing the plurality of image analysis data; and determining liveness of... Agent: West Virginia University Research Corporation, Wvu Office Of Technology Transfer & Wyu Business
20120087554 - Methods for comparing a first marker, such as fingerprint, with a second marker of the same type to establish a match between ther first marker and second marker: A method of comparing a first representation of an identifier with a second representation of an identifier, for instance two fingerprints is provided. The method includes selecting a plurality of features in the first representation of an identifier, such as minutia, and linking each feature to one or more of... Agent: The Secretary Of State For The Home Department
20120087555 - Imaging device having a prismatic element: An imaging device includes a transparent prismatic element having two contiguous inlet surfaces separated by a ridge. A lens and an image sensor make it possible to acquire images, each including a reproduction of a first pattern located against one of the inlet surfaces, and a reproduction of a second... Agent: Morpho
20120087557 - Biopsy planning and display apparatus: Systems are provided for managing, planning and displaying the location of biopsy core sites across multiple same-patient visits or other stored biopsy plans to increase the confidence and accuracy of biopsy results. The systems may allow the operator to fuse multiple predefined and/or automatically generated biopsy core site plans in... Agent: Eigen, Inc.
20120087556 - Digital image analysis using multi-step analysis: Systems and methods for implementing a multi-step image recognition framework for classifying digital images are provided. The provided multi-step image recognition framework utilizes a gradual approach to model training and image classification tasks requiring multi-dimensional ground truths. A first step of the multi-step image recognition framework differentiates a first image... Agent:
20120087558 - Medical imaging: Ultrasound imaging, or ultrasonography, is a convenient imaging modality for diagnostic purposes. During procedures requiring visualization, the user coordinates the movement of the transducer through the manual selection of an appropriate representation on the screen. Ultrasound may also be employed for functional measurements. Typically, the measurement requires the manual selection... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120087559 - Device and method for cerebral location assistance: The invention relates to a device and to a method for cerebral location assistance. The device includes first and second memories. The first one is adapted for storing a generic mapping of the brain according to a first space location mode, as well as designation data corresponding to a target... Agent: Inria Institut National De Recherche En Informatiq Et En Automatique
20120087562 - Imaging system and method for surgical and interventional medical procedures: A system and method for displaying images of internal anatomy includes an image processing device configured to provide high resolution images of the surgical field from low resolution scans during the procedure. The image processing device digitally manipulates a previously-obtained high resolution baseline image to produce many representative images based... Agent:
20120087561 - Interaction method for regions of-interest in time series images: A method for identifying a region of interest within a time sequence of images includes acquiring a time sequence of images comprising a plurality of image frames. Image segmentation is performed to segment a region of interest (ROI) from within each of the plurality of image frames of the time... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20120087563 - Method and system for intraoperative guidance using physiological image fusion: A method and system for intraoperative guidance in an off-pump mitral valve repair procedure is disclosed. A plurality of patient-specific models of the mitral valve are generated, each from pre-operative image data obtained using a separate imaging modality. The pre-operative image data from the separate imaging modalities are fused into... Agent:
20120087560 - Method and system for transfer of image data files: A system and method is provided which allows for the transfer of an image data file such as a medical image data file. Device scan slices of an object are acquired per time point. A portion of the device scan slices of the object, e.g., live body organ, per time... Agent:
20120087564 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, ultrasonic image processing program, and ultrasonic image generation method: In order to generate a three-dimensional tomographic image in which the visibility of specific tissue that an examiner wants is enhanced, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus 100 of the present invention includes: an offset calculating section 16 which increases or decreases the brightness value of each voxel according to the brightness... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20120087565 - Method and apparatus for enhancing representations of micro-calcifications in a digital mammogram image: Method and apparatus for enhancing representations of micro-calcifications in a digital mammogram image. The method includes smoothing the digital mammogram image using a fuzzy smoothing technique to yield a fuzzy smoothed image. The method includes subtracting the fuzzy smoothed image from the digital mammogram image to yield a micro-calcifications enhanced... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120087566 - Apparatus and method for inspecting surface state: A surface state inspection apparatus has a lighting device that irradiates an inspection target placed on a stage with light, an imaging device that images the inspection target, and a detection device that detects a surface defect of the inspection target by analyzing a first inspection image obtained by the... Agent: Omron Corporation
20120087567 - Hardness tester: A hardness tester includes a monitor capable of displaying a main screen and assistant screen. A first test location setter sets a coordinate point of an indentation formation location, and stores a setting condition of the set coordinate point and the surface image of a first test specimen. A second... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20120087569 - Automated wafer defect inspection system and a process of performing such inspection: An automated defect inspection system has been invented and is used on patterned wafers, whole wafers, broken wafers, partial wafers, sawn wafers such as on film frames, JEDEC trays, Auer boats, die in gel or waffle packs, MCMs, etc., and is specifically intended and designed for second optical wafer inspection... Agent: Rudolph Technologies, Inc.
20120087568 - Registering measured images to layout data: A system and method for registering a layout to a measured image includes generating a predictive reference image from a layout design or portion thereof. The predictive reference image is correlated to a measured image obtained from a device having a corresponding structure for the layout design or the portion... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120087573 - Eliminating clutter in video using depth information: A method of clutter elimination in digital images is provided that includes identifying a foreground blob in an image, determining a depth of the foreground blob, and indicating that the foreground blob is clutter when the depth indicates that the foreground blob is too close to be an object of... Agent:
20120087570 - Method and apparatus for converting 2d image into 3d image: A method and an apparatus for converting 2D image into 3D image are disclosed. The method includes converting an input image having pixel values into a brightness image having brightness values, generating a depth map having depth information from the brightness image, and generating at least one of a left... Agent: Iist Co., Ltd.
20120087571 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing 3-dimensional image: There are provided a 3-D image synchronization method and apparatus. The method comprises determining a reference region for each of the frames of a first image and determining a counter region for each of the frames of a second image, corresponding to the reference region, for the first image and... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120087572 - Use of three-dimensional top-down views for business analytics: A method of analyzing a depth image in a digital system is provided that includes detecting a foreground object in a depth image, wherein the depth image is a top-down perspective of a scene, and performing data extraction and classification on the foreground object using depth information in the depth... Agent:
20120087574 - Learning device, learning method, identification device, identification method, and program: Provided is a learning device including: an acquisition section that acquires a plurality of image pairs in which the same subjects appear and a plurality of image pairs in which different subjects appear; a setting section that sets feature points on one image and the other image of each image... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120087575 - Recognizing hand poses and/or object classes: There is a need to provide simple, accurate, fast and computationally inexpensive methods of object and hand pose recognition for many applications. For example, to enable a user to make use of his or her hands to drive an application either displayed on a tablet screen or projected onto a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120087576 - Image processing device: An image processing device has a classification unit that generates a lookup table by dividing color palettes correlating RGB data with indices into a plurality of groups based on a relationship among R values, G values and B values of the RGB data; a storage unit that stores the lookup... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20120087578 - Image processing apparatus and storage medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes a detecting unit detecting, among plural fundamental regions set to an image, a fundamental region satisfying a predetermined condition as an appropriate region, a specifying unit specifying adjacent states of fundamental regions excluding the appropriate region among the plural fundamental regions,... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120087577 - Image processing apparatus, method for processing image, and program therefor: In a case where a background removal level is a level for removing a background, monochrome image data is generated based on color image data and then background removal processing is applied to the generated monochrome image data. In a case where the background removal level is a level for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120087579 - Method and apparatus for detecting objects in an image: A method of detecting generally rectangular objects in an image comprises determining candidate rectangles in the image based on detected corners in the image, ranking the candidate rectangles on the basis of a set of differentiating factors and detecting objects in the images based on the ranked candidate rectangles.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120087580 - Vision image information storage system and method thereof, and recording medium having recorded program for implementing method: The present invention relates to a system for generating a vision image from the viewpoint of an agent in an augmented reality environment, a method thereof, and a recording medium in which a program for implementing the method is recorded. The invention provides a vision image information storage system comprising:... Agent: Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology
20120087581 - Methods and arrangements for image processing: The present invention relates to methods and arrangements for compressing images. The invention is based on the fact that edge blocks contain much information in one direction (across the edge), but very little information in the other direction (along the edge). By encoding edges explicitly, it is possible to obtain... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)
20120087582 - Method and system for resizing an image: There is disclosed a method and system for resizing a digital image wherein a RGB image is converted into an YCbCr image (Y, Cb, Cr planes). Thereafter, a discrete cosine transform (DCT), followed by a specific inverse cosine transform (IDCT) is performed on each row/column of the Y, Cb, Cr... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120087584 - System and methods for arabic text recognition based on effective arabic text feature extraction: A method for automatically recognizing Arabic text includes digitizing a line of Arabic characters to form a two-dimensional array of pixels each associated with a pixel value, wherein the pixel value is expressed in a binary number, dividing the line of the Arabic characters into a plurality of line images,... Agent:
20120087583 - Video signature based on image hashing and shot detection: In accordance with an embodiment, A method of comparing a first group of frames to a second group of frames includes electronically receiving the first group of frames, selecting a group of frames from the first group of frames as a first key frame set, calculating a hash distance between... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
20120087586 - Detection of spam images: A method, system, and computer program product for analyzing image attachments to email messages and reliably determines whether the image includes spam, so that the message can be blocked. A method for processing email messages comprises processing an image included in or attached to an email message to determine whether... Agent: Mcafee, Inc., A Delaware Corporation
20120087585 - Image synthesis processing apparatus and image synthesis processing method: An image synthesis processing apparatus capable of synthesizing a foreground image and a background image into an image, which is sharp and natural in color, with a simple system construction that does not require a special hardware structure and special arithmetic processing, without causing color mixing at a boundary between... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120087587 - Binarizing an image: The invention provides various methods and techniques for binarizing an image, generally in advance of further processing such as optical character recognition (OCR). One step includes establishing boundaries of image objects of an image and classifying each image object as either suspect or non-suspect. Another step includes creating a local... Agent:
20120087589 - Methods for identifying imaging devices and classifying images acquired by unknown imaging devices: A method of classifying an image taken by an image capture device, the method comprising the steps of: extracting an initial Sensor Noise Pattern (SNP) for the image; enhancing the initial SNP to create an enhanced SNP by applying a correcting model, wherein the correcting model scales the initial SNP... Agent:
20120087588 - System and method for customized viewing of visual media: The customized viewing of an event, such as a sports event, includes identifying an object in the sports event with an identification device, capturing visual media such as photograph(s) or video of said sports event and marking the visual media upon the recognition of the object by a camera. The... Agent:
20120087590 - Feature point location determination method and apparatus: A method for determining feature point locations in an image performs a first search in a predetermined first search area to search for locations of plural feature points in the image, corrects the locations of the plural feature points based on a geometric layout relationship among the plural feature points... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120087591 - Method and system for providing targeted documents based on concepts automatically identified therein: A system and method for providing a graphical document are provided. A graphical document is processed to identify one or more ideas associated with the graphical document. The identified ideas may be used to determine concepts to associate with the first electronic document and suggest those concepts for association with... Agent: Google Inc.
20120087592 - Method, system, and computer-readable recording medium for adaptively performing image-matching according to situations: The present invention relates to a method for adaptively performing an image matching process according to a situation. The method includes the steps of: (a) recognizing the situation of a subject included in an inputted image; and (b) selecting an image group including at least one image to be compared... Agent: Olaworks, Inc.
20120087595 - Image encoding device, image decoding device, image encoding method, and image decoding method: A loop filter 6 includes a region classifying unit 12 for extracting a feature quantity of each of the regions which construct a local decoded image to classify each of the regions into the class to which the region belongs according to the feature quantity, and a filter designing and... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120087594 - Image-encoding apparatus and image-decoding apparatus for efficiently transmitting a large capacity image: Disclosed are an image-encoding apparatus and an image-decoding apparatus for efficiently transmitting a large capacity image. The image encoding apparatus separates an input image into pixel units to generate real images of a first region and of a second region, performs a predictive filtering process on the real image of... Agent:
20120087593 - Inverse quantizer supporting multiple decoding processes: The present invention provides an apparatus for performing inverse quantization for multiple decoding standards, where the functional operations that comprise the inverse quantizer are modularly implemented and can be selectably performed. Each operation can be represented via a table entry in an associated memory area, with the functional operation being... Agent:
20120087596 - Methods and systems for pipelined image processing: A system and method for pipeline image processing is disclosed. In one example embodiment the one or more swaths of the image may be received on the server from a client device connected to the server via a network. The received one or more swaths are processed on a swath... Agent:
20120087597 - Methods and apparatus for generating a continuum of image data: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for generating a continuum of image data. The continuum can include image data representing a street level view of a geographic area. The image data can be captured at multiple disparate points along another continuum. Each continuum of image data can include a... Agent:
20120087598 - Video processing system and method thereof for compensating boundary of image: A method is used for compensating a boundary of an image, in which each scan line in the image is shifted by a corresponding line shift amount. The method determines a boundary region for the image and moves each pixel in a scan line from an original position to a... Agent: Himax Media Solutions, Inc.04/05/2012 > 65 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120082337 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, recording medium and image processing method: When original image data obtained by reading an original document is to be joined with watermark data associated with a watermark for copy control which appears as a result of making a copy, whether the original document includes a chromatic color or not is determined on the basis of the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120082342 - 3 dimension tracking system for surgery simulation and localization sensing method using the same: The 3-dimensional tracking system according to the present disclosure includes: a photographing unit for photographing an object; a recognizing unit for recognizing a marker attached to the object by binarizing an image of the object photographed by the photographing unit; an extracting unit for extracting a 2-dimensional coordinate of the... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology
20120082338 - Attitude estimation by reducing noise with dragback: In general, in one embodiment, a starfield image as seen by an object is analyzed. Compressive samples are taken of the starfield image and, in the compressed domain, processed to remove noise. Stars in the starfield image are identified and used to determine an attitude of the object.... Agent: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
20120082343 - Detecting a change between images or in a sequence of images: Detecting a change between images is performed more effectively when a measure of change is used for the detection that depends on a length of the code blocks to which the images are individually entropy-encoded, and which are allocated to different sections of the respective image, since the length of... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20120082341 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: A method is provided for displaying physical objects. The method comprises capturing an input image of physical objects, and matching a three-dimensional model to the physical objects. The method further comprises producing a modified partial image by at least one of modifying a portion of the matched three-dimensional model, or... Agent:
20120082339 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus may include an obtaining unit to obtain a number of users from information on detection of a face region including a face in a captured image provided at the apparatus. The apparatus also may include a setting unit to set a display region for content and... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120082344 - Method and apparatus for compressed sensing: Measurements y, comprising a vector with n entries, where n is less than m, are made. An approximate reconstruction of the m-vector x is made from y. Special measurement matrices allow measurements y=Ax+z, where y is the measured m-vector, x the desired n-vector and z an m-vector representing noise. “A”... Agent:
20120082340 - System and method for providing mobile range sensing: The present invention provides an improved method for estimating range of objects in images from various distances comprising receiving a set of images of the scene having multiple objects from at least one camera in motion. Due to the motion of the camera, each of the images are obtained at... Agent: Sri International
20120082345 - Attitude estimation in compressed domain: In general, in one embodiment, a starfield image as seen by an object is analyzed. Compressive samples are taken of the starfield image and, in the compressed domain, processed to remove noise. Stars in the starfield image are identified and used to determine an attitude of the object.... Agent: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
20120082346 - Time-of-flight depth imaging: Techniques are provided for determining depth to objects. A depth image may be determined based on two light intensity images. This technique may compensate for differences in reflectivity of objects in the field of view. However, there may be some misalignment between pixels in the two light intensity images. An... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120082347 - Apparatus and method for calculating motion of object: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for measuring a speed of a rotation body and recognizing a spin using a line scan. The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for calculating a motion of an object capable of acquiring line scan images using some lines of an... Agent:
20120082348 - Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method, and computer program for biometric authentication: A biometric authentication device includes: a biometric information acquisition unit which generates a first input biometric image representing the biometric information of a user, a storage unit which stores data relating to registered biometric information of at least one registered user, and a processing unit. The processing unit realizes a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120082349 - Method and apparatus for image generation: b
20120082354 - Establishing a contour of a structure based on image information: A system for establishing a contour of a structure is disclosed. An initialization subsystem (1) is used for initializing an adaptive mesh representing an approximate contour of the structure, the structure being represented at least partly by a first image, and the structure being represented at least partly by a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120082351 - Fast 3d-2d image registration method with application to continuously guided endoscopy: Fast and continuous registration between two imaging modalities makes it possible to completely determine the rigid transformation between multiple sources at real-time or near real-time frame-rates in order to localize video cameras and register the two sources. A set of reference images are computed or captured within a known environment,... Agent: The Penn State Research Foundation
20120082350 - Method and apparatus for assessing motion correction: A method for evaluating the effectiveness of a motion correction procedure includes acquiring an imaging dataset of an object using an imaging system, identifying a motion affected portion of the imaging dataset, motion correcting the identified portion to generate a motion corrected imaging dataset, and displaying both the identified portion... Agent: General Electric Company
20120082353 - Mobile video-based therapy: Mobile video-based therapy, using a portable therapy device that includes a camera, a therapy application database, a processor, and a display. The camera is configured to generate images of a user, and the therapy application database is configured to store therapy applications. The processor is configured to select, from the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120082352 - Workstations with circuits for generating images of global injury: Physician interactive workstations with global voxel distribution visualization may also include one or more of a 3-D color scale image of a population of voxel in target regions, organs or systems. The workstation may be configured to evaluate intensity or other measures of voxels of patient images associated with tissue... Agent:
20120082359 - Auto-scaling of parametric images: An embodiment is proposed for analyzing a body-part. A corresponding embodiment of a data-processing method includes the steps of providing a parametric map including a plurality of parameter values each one characterizing a corresponding location of the body-part, and determining at least one statistical indicator of at least one distribution... Agent: Bracco Suisse S.a.
20120082356 - Image data compression and decompression: A method of processing image data includes obtaining an image set that includes at least a first image and a second image, determining a deformation registration using the first and second images, wherein the act of determining the deformation registration is performed using a processor, performing image compression on at... Agent: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
20120082355 - Intrinsic detection of motion in segmented sequences: A self-navigating technique designed to detect motion in segmented sequences is disclosed. Certain embodiments compare a plurality of segments containing adjacent sets of k-space lines and produce an aliased error function which corresponds to a correlation of the segments. A global shift of the aliased error function may indicate the... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation
20120082358 - Method for visualization of airway anatomical changes: A method (100) that evaluates the contours of patient airways and visualizes anatomical changes to the airways.... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20120082357 - System and method for modeling gradient coil operation induced magnetic field drift: A system and method for modeling gradient coil operation induced magnetic field drift include a computer programmed to acquire a pulse sequence to be applied during an MR scan and determine a power spectrum of a plurality of gradient pulses of the pulse sequence. The computer is also programmed to... Agent:
20120082360 - Device sizing support during interventions: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for providing device sizing support, the method comprising obtaining an X-ray image of a vessel, introducing a guide wire having a radiopaque wire tip into the vessel, obtaining an X-ray image of the wire tip, segmenting the wire tip when it... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120082364 - Image processing system: Provided is an image processing system including a multiband signal acquisition unit and a dye spectral property determining unit. The multiband signal acquisition unit acquires a multiband signal value of a subject specimen that has been stained with H&E dyes. The dye spectral property determining unit generates new spectral properties... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120082361 - Method: In one aspect the present invention provides a method for selecting a cell or cell colony which produces a polypeptide of interest, comprising a) providing a medium comprising cells and a detection agent, wherein the detection agent is associated with a detectable signal and the detection agent is capable of... Agent: Genetix Limited
20120082362 - Method for analyzing biological specimens by spectral imaging: A method for analyzing biological specimens by spectral imaging to provide a medical diagnosis includes obtaining spectral and visual images of biological specimens and registering the images to detect cell abnormalities, pre-cancerous cells, and cancerous cells. This method eliminates the bias and unreliability of diagnoses that is inherent in standard... Agent: Cellmark Theranostics, LLC
20120082363 - Method for displaying a vessel of a particular biological subject: A method for displaying a vessel of a particular biological subject is proposed. The particular object is inserted into the vessel. The deformation of the vessel is predicted by an inserted object on the basis of experience. This experience is quantified by assigning values to particular parameters, the parameters providing... Agent:
20120082366 - Pathologic image diagnostic system, pathologic image diagnostic method, and pathologic image diagnostic program: Pathologic tissue images are to be output which allow effective image diagnosis to be performed. There are included an index amount calculating unit that divides a captured pathologic image into a predetermined divisional areas and sets a measurement index value related to a reference of pathologic diagnosis for each divisional... Agent: Nec Corporation
20120082365 - Pathologic tissue image analyzing apparatus, pathologic tissue image analyzing method, and pathologic tissue image analyzing program: This invention is directed to improvement of the accuracy of cancer differentiation in the pathologic diagnosis using a pathologic tissue image analysis. There are included a stroma area/duct area detecting module for detecting, from a biological tissue image, a duct area on the basis of duct characteristic information indicating the... Agent: Nec Corporation
20120082367 - Method of forming image of semiconductor device, and method of detecting a defect of the semiconductor device by using the image forming method: A method forms an ultimate or final image of a sample by selecting some of a plurality of image frames and integrating the selected frames. The method includes providing a semiconductor device including a region of interest and a peripheral region; obtaining a plurality of image frames each including a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120082368 - Depth correction apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, a depth correction apparatus includes a clusterer, a calculator and a corrector. The clusterer is configured to apply clustering to at least one of pixel values and depth values of a plurality of pixels in a calculation range corresponding to a correction target pixel, and to... Agent:
20120082369 - Image composition apparatus, image retrieval method, and storage medium storing program: There is provided an image composition apparatus including a parallax deriving unit configured to derive a parallax of one area in a background image, the one area corresponding to one object in the background image, an image selection unit configured to select an image which has a parallax different from... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20120082370 - Matching device, matching method and matching program: Provided is a matching device capable of improving the accuracy of the degree of similarly in the calculation of the degree of similarly between data sets. Element selection means 41 selects elements corresponding to each other between a first vector including a plurality of elements determined based on first data... Agent: Nec Corporation
20120082372 - Automatic document image extraction and comparison: Systems and methods are described that extract and match images from a first document with images in other documents. A user controls a threshold on the level of image noise to be ignored and a page range for faster processing of large documents.... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20120082371 - Label embedding trees for multi-class tasks: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for label embedding trees for large multi-class tasks. In one aspect, a method includes mapping each image in a plurality of images and each label in a plurality of labels into a multi-dimensional label embedding space. A... Agent: Google Inc.
20120082374 - Method and apparatus for evaluating color in an image: A method for evaluating a color of a sample includes acquiring an image having a plurality of pixels from a sample and a plurality of pixels from known color calibration patches. The image is color calibrated using the known color patches to endow the pixels from the sample with the... Agent:
20120082375 - Method and apparatus for making multiple copies of a mosaic: The creation of multiple copies of unique and individualized mosaics is performed by creating a pattern from an image using a computer and inserting colored sticks into a frame to match the rows or columns of the pattern. After gluing the sticks of a row or column together while the... Agent:
20120082373 - Method and system for determining whether a point is inside a polyhedron: A method for determining if a test point is within a color gamut of an image processing device, which includes: (a) selecting a test point which may or may not be within the color gamut of the image processing device, and wherein the color gamut of the image processing device... Agent: Konica Minolta Systems Laboratory, Inc.
20120082376 - Reduced complexity and blur technique for an electronic lighting system: Digital blurring of an image is carried out by blurring using a linear or piecewise continuous blurring function. The blurring function blurs a rectangular portion of an image so that the blurring can be embodied by vertical blurring followed by halls on pull blow. Blurring is done by getting on... Agent: Production Resource Group, L.lc
20120082378 - method and apparatus for selecting a representative image: A method of selecting at least one representative image from a plurality of images, the method comprising the steps of: dividing (201) the plurality of images into clusters according to a predetermined characteristic of the content of the plurality of images; selecting (203) at least one of the clusters based... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120082377 - Recognizing a feature of an image independently of the orientation or scale of the image: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for recognizing a feature of an image independently of the orientation or scale of the image. During operation, the system receives an image. Next, the system identifies a feature within the image. The system then performs a principal component analysis (PCA)... Agent: Intuit Inc.
20120082379 - Image adjustment method and device: An image adjustment method includes the steps of: a) configuring a weight-value generator to receive first image data and specified data and to generate an adaptive weight value according to the first image data and the specified data; and b) configuring an image blender to receive the first image data... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
20120082381 - Video analysis method and system: According to one embodiment, a method of classifying a feature in a video sequence includes selecting a target region of a frame of the video sequence, where the target region contains the feature; dividing the target region into a plurality cells, calculating histograms of optic flow with the cells comparing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120082382 - Distributed document processing: A system for document processing including decomposing an image of a document into at least one data entry region sub-image, providing the data entry region sub-image to a data entry clerk available for processing the data entry region sub-image, receiving from the data entry clerk a data entry value associated... Agent: Orbograph Ltd
20120082384 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: A feature point detection unit (153) and feature amount extraction unit (154) extract a plurality of features of an object from input image data. When there are unextracted features of the plurality of features, a weight setting unit (155) sets weights for the extracted features. A facial expression determination unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120082383 - Projecting patterns for high resolution texture extraction: Camera-based texture extraction in Augmented Reality (AR) systems is enhanced by manipulating projected patterns. One or more fine line patterns are projected onto a textured surface, a Moiré interference pattern measured, and different properties of the projected pattern(s) adjusted until the Moiré interference pattern measurements indicate that a similar texture... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20120082385 - Edge based template matching: A method for image processing includes decomposing a model image into at least one lower resolution image and determining generally rotation invariant characteristics of a model object of the lower resolution image and an object orientation of the model object of the lower resolution image using an edge based technique.... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20120082386 - Method and system for line segment extraction: A method for extracting line segments from an edge image comprises receiving a digital image comprising a plurality of edge pixels, and processing the plurality of edge pixels using a breadth first search to determine a plurality of breadth first search pixels in a breadth first search order for a... Agent:
20120082387 - Optimized fast hessian matrix computation architecture: Methods and systems of recognizing images may include an apparatus having a hardware module with logic to, for a plurality of vectors in an image, determine a first intermediate computation based on even pixels of an image vector, and determine a second intermediate computation based on odd pixels of an... Agent:
20120082388 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: This invention generates a digital document by applying character recognition to character images in a document image, and rendering the character recognition result on the document image in a transparent color. This digital document allows to specify a part corresponding to a search keyword on the document image upon conducting... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120082389 - Image processing device and computer-program product of image evaluation: An image processing device includes: a first arithmetic operation unit that individually calculates an evaluation value based upon first factors, in correspondence to each of a plurality of images included in an image batch input thereto; an exclusion unit that executes exclusion processing based upon calculation results provided by the... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120082390 - Image transmission terminal: The present invention is an image transmission terminal including: an image capture unit (17, 47) that outputs pixel signals; an image data generating unit (18, 48) that generates and outputs image frame data; a first image data compression unit (19, 49) that compresses and outputs the image frame data; a... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120082391 - Low complexity secondary transform for image and video compression: A method for encoding video or images includes receiving input data associated with a block within a video or image frame and performing a transform of the input data to produce a first set of output coefficients. The method also includes receiving the first set of output coefficients and performing... Agent:
20120082392 - Method and apparatus for frame coding in vertical raster scan order for hevc: A method and apparatus for frame coding in adaptive raster scan order. The method includes encoding at least one of image or video utilizing input frames and at least one of a data related to the input frame to produce bitstream with raster scan order information and displacement information for... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120082393 - Attitude estimation with compressive sampling of starfield data: In general, in one embodiment, a starfield image as seen by an object is analyzed. Compressive samples are taken of the starfield image and, in the compressed domain, processed to remove noise. Stars in the starfield image are identified and used to determine an attitude of the object.... Agent: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
20120082394 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus including an image detecting unit, an image interpolating unit and an image blending unit is provided. The image detecting unit detects a pixel difference value of an image frame and a previous image frame or a next image frame thereof and outputs a weight value according... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20120082395 - Entropy coder for image compression: Example embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a fast entropy coder/decoder for use in real time image compression. A method of processing graphics data for transmission to a remote computing device may comprise receiving graphics data representative of a client screen to be rendered, receiving information indicative of available... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120082396 - Digital image resampling: Systems, methods and computer program products are disclosed for resampling a digital image. According to an implementation, a source image can be presharpened and upsampled to a first upsampled image having a specified image size and a first level of presharpening. The source image is also presharpened and upsampled to... Agent:
20120082397 - Contrast enhancement: A method according to the invention enhances contrast of an image by accessing an original image, and establishing, assigning, or initializing pixel values and pixel coordinates of pixels of the image. Then, a Laplacian pyramid having an integral number of levels is generated for the image. A contrast boost pyramid... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20120082398 - Signal processors and methods for estimating transformations between signals with phase estimation: Signal processing devices and methods estimate transforms between signals, and in particular, utilize techniques for estimating phase between a reference signal and a suspect signal. A phase estimation method estimates the phase of reference signal components in a suspect signal using a point spread function. The method provides a set... Agent:
20120082399 - Calculation device and method: A calculation device may include a data read unit configured to sequentially read pixel values in the first direction while sequentially making a shift in the second direction from a position of a reference pixel in the first and second directions, a first data integration unit configured to output a... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120082400 - Image processing apparatus for image reduction processing and control method thereof: The present invention has a configuration in which a reduction and interpolation circuit having a variable reduction ratio and at least one reduction circuit having a fixed reduction ratio are sequentially connected. In the case where a set reduction rate cannot be achieved in the reduction and interpolation circuit, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120082401 - System and method for automatic discovering and creating photo stories: A system and method are described for creating, managing and sharing photo stories. For example, one embodiment of a computer implemented method for selecting among a plurality of different photo story templates comprises: receiving a plurality of new photos from a user the photos having metadata associated; analyzing the photos... Agent:Previous industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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